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hello i made to adrian finnegan this is that he is a life from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a particularly cowardly act of terror eight people dead in new york after a pickup truck plows into pedestrians and cyclists in lower manhattan. catalonia supposed president says that he's staying in brussels for his safety the spade starts processing rebellion charges against him. lawyers for facebook twitter and google go before congress to explain how russia allegedly used them to influence the u.s. election plus. they are not going to get us safe to guarantee that's what i'm saying here a last minute lawsuit challenges the closure of a stray and run prison camp in papua new guinea where refugees are refusing to leave. a twenty nine year old man has killed eight people and injured several others after
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driving into cyclists and pedestrians in new york the man then crashed into a school bus and fled before being shot by police in lower manhattan he's been taken to hospital new york's bad bill de blasio called the incident a cowardly attack let me be clear to based on the information we have at this moment this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror. aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them. now cirrus cable is on though is at the scene in lower manhattan gate take us through what happened. you know it's a little after three p.m. here local time in new york city when this is a twenty nine year old man apparently was in a rented van of some sort or truck apparently drove that truck on the west side highway bicycle path now this is significant because that's probably the most
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well used bicycle and pedestrian path in all of new york city it runs along the entire west side of lower manhattan here he drove that truck on that bicycle path apparently ramming through several cyclists and pedestrians he did it for about a block or so and then went back on to the west side highway road that you see right here behind me at that point the van apparently hit a school bus that had a few children inside the suspect then according to police got out of the vehicle and started running through the streets and apparently had two handguns on him some officers that were responding to the scene then fired their weapons apparently hitting the suspect in the abdomen and perhaps some other places as well the suspect went down and was taken into custody and is under arrest now recovering in
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a local hospital police say eight people were killed during this incident six were pronounced dead at the scene two later died after being transported to local hospitals the fire department says at least eleven people have been injured seriously for what nonwhite threatening condition all of this happened in lower manhattan just a few blocks north of the world trade center where the nine eleven terrorist attacks took place in a neighborhood where we're at is called try back a very popular neighborhood. it was full of people especially at this time business people tourists all sorts of people that were on the bike path at the time and it was indicated that this could have been much worse if it wasn't for those police officers that took down the suspects as quickly as they did now i say should say that while they are investigating this as a terror incident the governor of new york did say that there are no indications of
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any wider plot or threat against the city of new york nevertheless the police commissioner says they are going to have extra officers out on the force and out on the streets in strategic points of the city in the coming days just to be sure what do we know about the suspect. not much show all police are officially saying is that he's a twenty nine year old male they're not releasing any other information about him at this point even is his condition but we do know that he was taken into custody after being shot presumably he is still alive in the hospital some american media is reporting what they say is the name of the suspect but police are not confirming that yet so we're going to wait to report that until police confirm it when the police were asked why they are considering this an act of terror all they would say at this point is they are basing it off of some words that were said by the suspect
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apparently as he got out of the vehicle and was running around before he was taken down by police and also because of the way that this took place apparently driving on a highway in a rented driving on a bike path apparently plowing down pedestrians and cyclists in a rented van seem to indicate to police that that among other things leads him to believe that this is an act of terrorism gave many thanks indeed gave us on to the live in the lower manhattan in new york let's hear now from don porches a retired lieutenant with the new york police department. also a professor of criminal justice at pace university he joins us live from new york good to have you with us. darren you heard our correspondent there talking about how quickly we haven't of this man was was apprehended new york police after what's happened with similar attacks in europe must have been prepared for an event like this. what we look back to the attack that
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happened in nice and that was a teachable moment for law enforcement in connection with vehicle attacks so to speak these rudimentary taxus of using vehicles or run people over have proved to be effective therefore the n.y.p.d. has a unique and intelligence unit that sense detectives all over the world and what they do is they extract information or intelligence for these terrorist attacks abroad and they translate that to new york city and in turn they affect levels of barriers or perimeters of fortification so to speak for assistance here in new york city ok but with a city the size of new york is there any way that that you can prevent attacks like this well when we take in consideration a place like times square you have steel balancer made of concrete and steel and what they do is they align the perimeter of sidewalks to prevent vehicle attacks such as this because the teachin in this area couple with your traditional officers
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i believe this was the area of the first precinct however it's an ever so vigilant in arduous process in fortifying a city like new york city what a population of three eight and a half million people with only a police department of thirty thousand members however we need to stay abreast of the technological innovations and nuances in law enforcement to keep this population safe metaclass here said that this was a lone wolf attack is that is there such a thing as a lone wolf attack and the ever be just one person involved here i mean he must have been whoever wanted to carry out this this attack this suspect must have been radicalized somewhere along the line. well the information we have you got to keep in mind this is something only happened four hours ago so the information's being disseminated as it comes out the suspect was shot two times in he is in custody i believe he's from the stand so we
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have to take in consideration to get a look to was this someone that was on the radar if he was on a raid are they going to look at his digital footprint in terms of where he's going the people he's connected would accept and that's going to be more that's going to give a more comprehensive overview as sue if this was in fact a lone wolf attack or were there other coconspirators connected with this individual but the information that we have at this stage it appears as if this was just a lone wolf attack however there's a great possibility that we can find a more broader perspective of a scale a skinny a cell this opera that's fully operational in the city of new york professor good to talk to you many thanks indeed for being with us time porch of that from pace university in new york spain's top criminal court a summons catalonia supposed leaders for questioning charged with rebellion sedition and breach of trust but it's not clear whether colace pushed him on will return to madrid for the hearing he says that he's in belgium to ensure his freedom
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and safety and insists that he still catalonia is a legitimate president and for simmons reports from barcelona. carlos pushed him on is on the mission trying to get international support while at the same time justifying why he left his homeland after charges were filed against him by the spanish prosecutor i'm not here doing design because i'm. this is not the village i'm going to use i'm here in brussels there's a good deal of europe. this is not a matter of the. this is the. new relationship. i'm here not to act freedom and safety. pushed him all says he needs guarantees if he comes back and he wouldn't say how long he'll be away in the organization that's involved in all the big process session demonstrations the mood lifts
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a little i think it only makes sense that at least part of the government can remain operative outside the country because it would not be safe for them to stay in spain pushed him on spent a low profile weekend apart from a call for peaceful support then came the heat on monday with charges filed and he was nowhere to be seen when he emerged in belgium his supporters have a range of emotions from outright anger to dissent what's the mood like now and has pushed the mall's decision to go to brussels done damage personally i think. it did but it's something that we can only. analyze with time if he hadn't speak today it has been it would have been a problem for us because you cannot do that on a friday then go out like have a weekend of and we don't know if we are a republic of we had we are still part of spain and his missing christine and
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athena has pavan secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed them all is right to leave the us because. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the country both being seeing good to me initially we were this concerted but now we see it clearly but nothing is clear over what's in store for sacked ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanish from their offices there arrive for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still legitimate and drew simmons al-jazeera barcelona the latest now from al-jazeera the honeyed who's also in barcelona. members of. government appear in court. and friday. didn't make the make the court appearance.
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and the rest warrant against him now bear in mind that. in another court in the high court. the. parliament and five other members. as well all of these people. regardless of which. charges of. funds. from al jazeera still to come on the program. the results of the presidential run vote. on a photographer's fashionable it's one of the finalists in a. competition.
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in the last sixteen of the champions league will be here with. us president donald trump has dismissed the importance of a former campaign aide who's been indicted in the russian inquiry branding him a liar on twitter george papadopoulos has admitted lying to the f.b.i. about his russian contacts it's the closest connection yet to a member of trump's election campaign being linked to moscow our white house correspondent reports. it is a white house claiming it has nothing to hide yet it is on the defensive with donald trump's former campaign manager paul man of course has his close associates under house arrest awaiting their next court appearance the white house is working hard to distance itself from the third man but perhaps the most significant george
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papadopoulos you guys seem completely obsessed with this while there are a lot of other things happening around the country and frankly a lot of other things that people care a lot more about the former trump foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to f.b.i. investigators tuesday on twitter he was characterized by the president as being a liar and nothing more than a campaign volunteer but photographs released in march two thousand and sixteen by donald trump's own campaign show papadopoulos says association was not low level he's pictured at a national security meeting seated at the table with then candidate trump the same month in an interview with the washington post he praised papadopoulos as a we live in the g q so actually as part of the special counsel's indictment against papadopoulos he's listed as a proactive cooperator that suggests he's working with the f.b.i. gathering evidence in robert muller's collusion investigation he was working with
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the special counsel's office perhaps doing something like wearing a wire talking to other members of the trump campaign and that's the information that we can expect to see laid out in future indictments mahler's indictment states papadopoulos sent e-mails trying to set up meetings between a female russian national and members of the tribe campaign court documents suggest the goal was to gather information to harm tribes democratic opponent hillary clinton twenty sixteen u.s. election the indictments against papadopoulos show that muller's team is working with on. to show that the truck campaign at least entertain getting help from russia president trump has repeatedly denied colluding with russia in the lead up to the election speaking at the white house he tried to focus attention on his tax reform agenda will dodging reporters' questions about the investigation. thank you
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thank you to the standard play for the political playbook in the face of a free scrutiny attempt to divert attention something increasingly difficult for the trump white house kimberley help get al-jazeera washington russia's foreign minister has weighed in on the controversy labeling accusations that his country meddled in the election as fantasies busy in the world because it was there was no without a single piece of proof we are as you know being accused of meddling not only in the us election but also elections in european states recently there was an allegation that moscow decided the minister to appoint in south africa there is no limit to fantasy for the lawyer for social media giant facebook has admitted that the company should have done more to pick up on russia linked meddling in last year's eve u.s. election he was joined by representatives from twitter and google for questioning at a senate hearing into moscow's cyber influence on the vote reports from washington . facebook now says it estimates that approximately one hundred twenty six million
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people may have seen content produced by a kremlin linked company at some point between twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen the foreign interference we saw is reprehensible that foreign actors hiding behind fake accounts abused our platform and other internet services to try to sew division and discord and to try to undermine the election. it's directly contrary to our values but facebook also says the russian content represents point zero zero four percent of news feed content in that period or approximately one out of every twenty three thousand articles in fact even as they emphasized the seriousness of the issue all three companies say the content trace to the russians has been minuscule as a proportion of total content and much didn't reference the elections all the candidates nonetheless members of congress are urging action even as the goal of
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russian actors remains murky these ads are clearly intended to worsen racial tensions and possibly violence their goal is to divide us and discredit our democracy. that ability to influence is said to have been displayed at this rally after the election thousands gathered in new york to protest against donald trump its alleged ties this black matters to us were linked to the russian internet company that was advertising on facebook as internet companies trying to understand what's happening and attempt to prove that they're taking the issues seriously they're already censoring posts focusing on race or social inequality because they're deemed divisive and anti american and that has some concerned various sites that tend to publish more kind of radical thoughts had seen significant drops in their search traffic and obviously google has a monopoly on search and is that's responsible for the majority of the search
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traffic that the site will see so that is one indication and that goes algorithmic updates tend to favor sites more like the washington post the new york times it's unclear what the russians who bought social media content were trying to achieve nor what if any effect that content had on last year's election but can't will now be needed that any reforms that are made in the name of u.s. democracy don't leave uses only with content that's been deemed acceptable by silicon valley and members of congress she had the al-jazeera washington. lawyers for some of the six hundred refugees and a stray and run offshore prison camp found a last minute lawsuit challenging its closure tensions running high at the facility on papua new guinea's mannus island with reports of looting by locals but the refugees are refusing to leave they say they're scared of being attacked shallop palace reports. these refugees are
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desperate to stay inside a detention center that they fought to close our men. are safe maybe it's my last day care you you see here maybe not who knows our life is in deep danger. refugees was seen to the man a silent attention seemed to buy a stray here four years ago holding pain until a permanent solution was found and a deterrent for those who might follow. the locals of papa new guinea were always hostile it was an attack in twenty fourteen that left one refugee did the concept and conditions of men a silent who widely condemned finally according to the legal and a strangely agreed to close the center and pay refugees compensation. but as the facility was decommissioned and security forces left on tuesday refugees reported.
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yesterday in authorities all this into a bad inning these refugees essential really. and they have serious concerns for their safety on medicine and whether they may be are not so barricaded themselves in the same time. it's now a c h water electricity and food supplies have been cut off. the water tank is empty. as best i can tell we know it. but we are at a stage. the asylum seekers were given alternative accommodation on the island but they said it isn't equipped to protect them from the locals they are not going to go as safety going to that's what i'm saying here this is a crazy situation everybody's been screaming about wanting to get out of the place where we saw that we're going to close it and move them into a different facility and require those the refugees to go back to their country of
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origin and now they want life strangely as government says the prison closure is a matter of a happy new guinea and yet pup in new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and a hostile native population ballasts al jazeera kenya's opposition leader raila odinga has called for the results of the presidential election rerun to be an old president over kenyatta was declared the winner but the election was widely boycotted by opposition supporters kenya took kenyatta took ninety eight point two percent of the vote with a turnout just below forty percent but think it made no mention of a legal challenge but warned that the election results will undermine the public's faith in democracy mohammed out o. reports from nairobi. raila odinga saying is he will not accept the results of the election that were released on monday and the president who. is in office illegally
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he says he has now embarked on what he calls a company for electro justice and he says he will by calling on his supporters to come out and protest picket the court goods and services belong to companies of the president's family and also other people allied to his dibley party this is what free loading had to say this election must not stand if a large is turned. complete mockery of a list of those. to be the end of the bolos as a means of instituting a government in kenya. little does draw in the public confidence in the vote. to vote in lieu shows we've determined outcomes. last comments will not come as any
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consolation to many kenyans who want to move forward and leave the whole process behind them it's been a long electoral process as we've been hearing these elections this year and it's been a process marked with violent protests attacks on and threats to the electoral commission staff all these signs of a cancer on the brink and it promises to be even a longer process and more painful one israel continues with his uncompromising stand ten people six of them children have been killed in the shelling of several rebel held areas in syria one of the attacks in east and go to hit a school the syrian observatory for human rights says that thirty people were injured it happened in one of the so-called deescalation zones which are backed by russia turkey and iran a final session in the seventh round of talks aimed at ending syria's wars taken place in kazakstan capital the meetings expected to call for a cease fire between government forces and rebel groups for at least six months
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although previous agreements are style have been breached iran can reports from a stand. the talks in a start to have concentrated on strengthening the deescalation zones in syria established in september those owns include it live province of northern homs eastern ghouta and parts of the border with jordan security in the zones has been guaranteed by russia and iran who backed the syrian regime and by turkey the rebels that keeps the foreign powers firmly entrenched on the ground in syria but the charity international rescue committee is concerned that civilians have been forgotten. the safety of civilians has not improved with the establishment of the so-called deescalation areas with so many armed groups not covered by cease fire agreements we have even seen periods of increased aerial bombardment the idea that peace is somehow broken out in syria is far from the reality we see civilians trapped in the area a pessimistic that the astonished talks will change any. actually the entire us
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donna process is a failure it is nothing but empty promises we will do this we will do that all life . the circulation the horse start a process is a failure many years have passed since the beginning of the revolution and nothing has changed to me the situation more remain as it is. the syrian opposition also claims civilians are being targeted the escalation earlier which are being breached by that is demon iran on almost daily basis and russia is a go into and it's supposed to do something about that the deescalation zones are in place for another six months however that might get extended but what the astonished talk seem to be proving is that russia is leading the charge however they are walking a tight rope between the international community and all the different syrian factions but they do seem to be backing syrian president bashar al assad it's not
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just the deescalation zones that are under discussion the syrian opposition want a prisoner exchange but there's been no agreement on that so far u.n. backed talks are scheduled for geneva in late november iran can al-jazeera the stone egypt's military says that its made a successful targeted strike against iceland filiation faces in the western desert region it says that a large number of fighters was killed vehicles loaded with weapons ammunition and explosives were also destroyed at least sixteen policemen were killed in an ambush in the area just over a week ago. we're going to weather update next here then trying to clear the air a warning from the u.n. that more needs to be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions plus. what birds are needed for the kurdish nation no one else can do and no one else will we find out what people think of. twelve years in power. and later in sport a south korea takes on the winter olympic torch organizers are hoping that interest
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in the event heats up. the weather's not looking tape out across that eastern seaboard of the united states over the next day or two so some rather wet weather just creeping over towards the canadian maritimes having said that fun and dry that we should proceed out towards the southeastern corner now. that sliding out of new mexico or arizona pushing across into colorado slide its way across texas and coming in here a scenario of texas things of a heavy rain as we go through wednesday and it was louisiana jenny fine and dry. weather just heading up towards new york state possibility of a little bit of snow you know just. across the northern plains just around the lakes out across the mountain states calgary struggling to get to two degrees
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celsius. ideas for on thursday wintry weather pushing up into that western side of canada across the northern rockies that with a wintry weather to just around ontario quick back and then it's wetter weather just around the lakes pushing over towards new england towards a southeast stays fine and dry atlanta at around twenty three degrees will see sunshine into the carriage bamber still want to lurking into central areas should stay largely dry there for jamaica but chance of heavy rain on wednesday. but isn't it when they have little reason to have no i met him when i was. young. we wanted the bird that's our formulation. trying to get down.
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i get adrian for the get here with the news out from out zero top stories this hour eight people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in new york after a man drove a truck into cyclists and pedestrians he was shot at the scene and happened and has been taken to hospital police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. spain's top criminal court to some a couple odious deposed leaders for questioning following the region's declaration of independence from a catalan president called us pushed along says that he's staying in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety. and facebook has admitted that it should have done more to pick up on russia linked to meddling in last year's u.s. election twitter and google representatives told a senate hearing that they'd found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence the vote. the un is warning that the paris climate change agreement is in
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jeopardy if countries don't act to cap rising global temperatures it's environment program says that more must be done to meet greenhouse gas emission targets its latest report criticizes the construction of coal power plants in developing countries the reports released ahead of a crucial crucial climate meeting next week in bonn which aims to inject new momentum into the paris accord they got report we are launching clearly shows that the power is agreement. and without a strong commitment to action by all governments we can wriggle what we so long to achieve should the united states follow through with. perry's agreement on twenty twenty the big two are good because. back out to one of our top stories this hour facebook admitting that it should have done more to pick up on russia linked meddling in last year's u.s.
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election twitter and google representatives told a senate hearing that they'd found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence the vote let's speak to larry magid the c.e.o. of connect safely dot org it's an internet safety previously and security organization that advises companies including facebook on safety issues he joins us from mountain view california larry good to have you with us you work with these companies how serious are they about implementing safeguards to stop this sort of thing happening again. well i think it's in their business interests to have a site that people feel comfortable on and very few people like the idea of fake new thor russian trying to interfere with our election or the kind of spam that we've had to deal with so i do think they're serious i think they're challenged by it i not sure that they've acted as strongly as they could have or should have in the past but i do believe that going forward there's going to be a much more of a commitment especially given the pressure on them from capitol hill you know they
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say they're going to introduce a new safeguards will that be enough as far as capitol hill is concerned or are we likely to see legislation do you think and how would the companies feel about that well the one piece of legislation that i think is likely to pass if this truth in advertising policy that would require them to disclose who the buying the ads and where they're coming from and that's something that is already in place for television radio and newspapers the united states i don't think that these companies are going to have a big problem with that they may argue about some of the tale but i think they would agree with the spirit of that beyond that there are some people are calling for a drug stronger regulation that really would affect speech on social media and i think it goes with that we've resisted not only by the companies but by civil liberties groups the united states that have a big problem with any government regulation of speech but certainly in the advertising side no question about it and also being better at able to authenticate who the you there is the problem we have an official media is that there is no way
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to really know for sure who it is that speaking and so there without that authentication it's difficult to even police here thirtieth and know exactly who thing what given the sophisticated algorithms that companies like google and facebook use is it really going to be possible to eliminate entirely the influence of of social media and so on on political campaigns. in the future i'm talking about illegitimate political ads now and not the right of the more legitimate right. yeah and i'm glad you made that point because if it leave a judgment reason why we should all be able to debate politics on the line i think that they can cut back on it through artificial intelligence by beefing up their staff which they favor doing by encouraging people to report and at the end of the day by educating users to be more critical in how we can see media to be a little bit distrustful in a way you know anything we see unless we know the source but i don't think they'll
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imitate it completely it's a human issue it's been around forever but i think we can cut back on the frequency and the intensity of some of this fraudulent not only advertising but posting from people who we really don't know who they are turns out many cases their big troll farm the russian working out of russia and other parts of the world attempting not just influence the united states elections but elections all around the world we we've heard it said before the data is the twenty first century version of oil these companies know so much about each and every one of us why should we trust them to act responsibly when it comes to. political advertising so it's a very legitimate question there is some concern that they're able to target ads so narrowly because they know our attitude they know our political thoughts a they know our ethnicity they probably know it for left handed or right handed and all of the representatives there deny that they would ever act on that but we know that when it comes to advertising they do in fact deliver advertising based on what the
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advertisers specify fellow if you're looking to reach liberal if they're conservative or whatever you can do that on the thirty fifth so i think they will use their data but we have to make sure that you that ethically and that's worth scrutiny come then and where users come in really demanding ethics and honesty on the part of the thirty fifth and i think they're doing a reasonably good job but they can do a better job and there's always the risk that in the future they could do a bad job so we have to be constantly vigilant but it's always good to talk to you many thanks indeed larry magid the c.e.o. of connect safety dot org thank you. the u.s. says that it will vote against a u.n. resolution calling for the lifting of its embargo on cuba the u.n. has passed a resolution criticizing the embargo every year since one thousand nine hundred two the u.s. has always voted against it but it abstained last year as relations improved tension has increased as president donald trump accuses the cuban government of being responsible for a series of sonic attacks on u.s.
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diplomats in havana. at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan to fence ministry says at least fifteen others were injured in the suicide attack it happened in an area where many foreign embassies and government departments are base a quarterly reports to the u.s. congress has found armed groups are increasing their control in territory across afghanistan and civilian casualties are up fifty two percent on last year rose jordan reports. a new u.s. government audit says the security situation in afghanistan is getting worse by the day the audit from the special inspector general for afghanistan's reconstruction says that the taliban and affiliated groups now control fifty four districts across the country or eleven point four percent of afghan territory that means three point seven million afghans are subject to the rule of the talabani and affiliated groups
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and not to that of the central government the report also quotes the un mission in afghanistan as saying that the number of civilian casualties has risen particularly among women and children the report says that according to the un mission much of these deaths is due to the fact of increased afghan and u.s. led coalition airstrikes the u.s. military disputes this contention there's also the fact that armed clashes are across the country which is significant given that the war in afghanistan has now been going on for more than sixty years the number of u.s. forces casualties has also risen as has the number of so-called insider attacks or green on blue attacks where afghan troops supposedly vetted instead turn on fellow afghan soldiers or on u.s. and u.n. affiliated troops this is something that is becoming
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a growing security problem for the government of president god in short this new report from the u.s. government says that president gandhi's government is having a difficult time maintaining security and overall control of the afghan territory something which it was was supposed to be doing once most u.s. combat forces left that country in two thousand and thirteen iraqi forces a reports of taking control of the only operating border crossing with turkey from the kurdish regional government a book board across. within the official boundaries of the semi autonomous kurdish region of northern iraq the president of that region is about to step down after a controversial referendum on to session and it is twelve years in office office stephanie decker has been speaking to people about the. legacy here's a report from a deal. time affords an element of perspective and even though
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daily routines here haven't changed the political landscape has shifted for the kurds of northern iraq so how is it seen by the youth we meet mohammed an engineer he is currently unemployed and like many playing away their time here they're educated but find it hard to get a job. president term expired not now years ago yes he is a symbol of our nation but in the end someone has to replace his position if you believe in democracy any country any leader when he finishes his period he needs to let someone replace him i think it was a good move by the president. the backlash to the controversial referendum on secession is viewed by many as the reason for his decision to step aside love him or hate him he is a man many view as a historic figure head of the kurdish. zone he leaves his post you can consider that our kurdish nation will disintegrate because we see him as
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a father we don't just see him as a leader he is our kurdish father leave the presidency aside what barzani did for the kurdish nation no one else can do and no one else will so what now commentator he says it's the first time in kurdish history a leader of his caliber gives up his post in this manner a possible scenario is that we may. with no president. president symbolic president. with very little powers. of course something like this you know better than i would accept a position like this i don't know who's going to be the next prime minister but i can bet quite a lot of money on him being a person and that's the bottom line even if massoud barzani isn't the president he will continue to wield enormous influence i think by him stepping back he's allowing his nephew. and mitch of amber zante to lead the
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negotiations with the fact that you know the top priority now in kurdistan is not forming a government is not putting the kurdish house in order. that is important but the top priority in buying it today in kurdistan is to form a united representative delegation that is powerful and goes to back the. people we speak to say the hundred year old dream of an independent kurdistan which suddenly seemed so close has been broken but they also firmly believe that it can be fixed stephanie decker al jazeera. and nigeria the cleanup of the contaminated fishing community is finally under way almost ten years after to oil spills shells fifty five year old pipeline ruptured and spilled millions of liters of crude oil amid address reports from the niger delta. a
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devastated mangrove swamp is being prepared for restoration in nigeria's delta. this used to be the breeding ground for fish and other marine creatures for months now these workers have been clearing sludge and other contaminants it's about trying to mop up that oil which is which is free within the environment within the mangroves on the water but i think more importantly in that phase one is about quantifying and designing the more robust phase two cleanup which will be about physically agitating cleaning flushing and where necessary execute treatment of the sediments mike was part of the united nations environment team that reported on the extent of the pollution progress is slow after removing be top soil and the debris workers try to wash the oil from the mud and riverbed then the poaching is from by the booms installed right over there as the oil float the
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process will then move up river this needs to be defeated in some four thousand hectares of mongrel in bordeaux one of the worst affected communities in the oil rich niger delta. when all the focus is on cleaning and restoring only one thousand hectares in bordeaux after four years of difficult engagement with the local community we have to break down those barriers and walls of. you know people just didn't trust each other and a lengthy process finally finally finally with lots of ups and downs years of inaction by all companies and government in addition to more spills only made the devastation worse but the bigger cleanup is still at the planning stage and those who fought for it aren't entirely excited by the current work. like. that would be known. resumption no operational going to land without addressing the
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legend to make demands of what people. are going to be you know rights so you know what i don't want but what i would do you know but shall try strongly these concerns there's a clear determination to make this work the impact to a clean up is not just from the spews we're talking about there's been lots of illegal activities around us but it's you know and all that and i was also one of the biggest concerns we have the illegal activities he's talking about include some of the pipelines and the theft of oil and that is still happening. i would use the border in nigeria as delta police in japan of arrested a man after finding the dismembered body parts of nine people in his apartment police say the twenty seven year old suspect confessed to cutting up the bodies and hiding them in coolers covered with catholics or investigators found the bodies
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while looking for a twenty three year old woman who disappeared last week. thailand has cancelled the passport of the former prime minister yingluck shinawatra who is believed to be in the united kingdom she fled the country in august days off the failing to appear in court to face charges of negligence she says the case against her was politically motivated in the uk was removed from office in a coup in twenty fourteen. just ahead here on the sports south africa looks set to host the rugby world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred five far will be hit with the details.
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well again former u.s. president barack obama is hosting the first summit of his foundation since leaving office guests include royalty and rock stars prince harry and gloria estefan are among five hundred community organizers taking part john hendren is at the debut of events in chicago. president obama is writing the first chapter in his post-presidential legacy was born in kenya. so the joke in the city where he came to public prominent his new foundation is holding its first summit before the first brick has been laid on the barack obama presidential library so this is a big brainstorming session this is a big ask a fun bit this is an experiment in us trying to have a. collective conversation its mission to offer the first digital u.s.
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presidential library and an incubator for progressive leaders he sees his impact as a private citizen as potentially being much bigger than when he was president and it is really going to be what describes as a dynamic space for civic engagement so there will be classrooms there will be athletic facilities if it's like other presidential foundations there will also be an effort to burnish the legacy of the former commander in chief the nixon library has been criticized the white water the reagan library for bloated excess and the clinton foundation for lining up lucrative speeches and raising a staggering two billion dollars from sometimes controversy on foreign sources. the presidential libraries act was passed in one nine hundred fifty five after president truman retired nearly penniless but recently the foundations that host these libraries have been criticized for creating monuments to partisanship cash cows that line up lucrative speaking fees and lure donations from controversial
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countries as president obama holds his first summit here in chicago his foundation says it is spiers to do something more that's supposed to spur economic development on the south side of chicago it's supposed to solve problems of the world by bringing together both leaders. people who would like to learn community organizing foundations of raise money for laudable causes jimmy carter for peace initiatives in the clintons for thirty five hundred projects in one hundred eighty countries they've saved by i think fair minded estimates tens of thousands if not maybe even millions of lives through public health interventions in africa and elsewhere. but sure some of the sources of funds i think were you know tainted with the debut event the obama foundation is aiming for historical impact without the anything goes' reputation john hendren al-jazeera chicago time to support his far off.
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thanks very much we begin with football and french side p.s.g. are through to the last sixteen of the champions league the belgian side under like five nil at home to maintain their perfect group b. record goals from marco variety neymar and a hat trick from levying corozal as secure in their progression to the knockout rounds. english indians chelsea were stunned three no. step and scored twice for the serious side while diego pro-tea added a third to rome i now take over as group c. leaders chelsea slip a point back to second elsewhere german champions byron munich beat celtic two one in their group b. clash to advance to the knockout round spanish giants barcelona were held to a goal is draw at olympiakos postponing their passage to the last sixteen and manchester united close in on the spot in the next round they beat portugal's benfica two know at old trafford. england's victorious under seventeen football
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team have returned home after their world cup win in india england beat spain five two in the final to cap an incredible year for the country's german junior teams england also won the under twenty world cup and the under nineteen european championships by contrast to senior team has become famous for underachievement having failed to win a major title in more than fifty years it's just a great opportunity that we. use in english football so now that we're in the twenty one world ninety's only yours we've obviously worked with as well so you have a future that so earlier i spoke to matthew whitehouse author of the book the way forward solutions to england's football failings he says despite their success there is no guarantee young players will get the chance to play and top level teams in england the english premier league unfortunately is a little bit more owned by people who want exactly english so they're going to look for the best players more so than producing young players also the money in the
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league doesn't really need you to bring young players through so there is a big problem because what we have that is young players with the potential to play and the quality to play on get the opportunities to do they need to go to other leagues of the top leagues to progress you look at young players who come through the league in the belgian league and then progress into the top leagues maybe our young players need to do more of but i think import far from elites we embrace the young players we've got and success on the international stage like we've seen this summer it really will force clubs in order to use these players they clearly are quality players there's no excuses without now so i think it's important those players not given the chances in order to progress in the first team level south africa is almost certain to host the two thousand and twenty three rugby world cup after a recommendation of the sport's governing body the decision is likely to be confirmed at a vote in mid november south africa has outflanked ireland and france to move ahead in the bidding race it last stage the event in one thousand nine hundred five and will use some of the stadium was built for the two thousand and ten football world cup. i want to. know.
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who is. very strong a four time olympic champion mo farah has ended his partnership with controversial coach alberto salazar for a has been based in the united states but will now return to his home in the u.k. as he focuses on marathon rather than truck success far as says his decision is unrelated to the ongoing u.s. anti-doping investigation into the cuban coach salazar has always denied any wrongdoing and fara has given him unwavering support. for the project i want to thank each member of the project and. yes i'm coming but money coach is going to be governor locke. so they're excited to start new projects new start up tennis now and the two thousand and twelve champion davidge
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for has been knocked out in the first round of the paris masters the spaniard suffered a straight sets loss at the hands of frenchman ager and man a rino six two six four was the final score next up from our near reno is a second round tie against a david gough and a belgian. as got his revenge over russia's karen couch nobs one of us had a loss to catch the barcelona open in april but this time was able to force a win to reach the second round paris six four six two with. next year's winter olympics have moved a symbolic step closer at a time when south korean organizers are still struggling to sell tickets the olympic torch has been officially handed over to the pyong chang organizing committee in the greek capital of athens where the ancient games began only thirty percent of the tickets have been sold so far. and that's all you sport for now more
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later farrah many thanks the latest on the day's top stories straight ahead see in just about. right now.
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