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stories and award winning fields. as tensions on the korean peninsula remain high president trump in the box and a fine nation tour to. november on al-jazeera. ahead of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans a satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. a particularly cowardly act of terror eight dead in new york after a pickup truck plows into pedestrians and cyclists in la manhattan.
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hello i'm adrian fenty again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up catalonia is to post president says he's staying in brussels for safety spain stops 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 give us a safety guarantee that's why i'm staying here a last minute lawsuit challenges the closure of an australian run prison camp in papua new guinea the refugees are refusing to leave. a twenty nine year old man killed eight people and injured several others when he drove into cyclists and pedestrians in new york the man then crashed into a school bus and fled before being shot by police and la manhattan he's been taken
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to hospital they attack as been identified in media reports as an immigrant named safe off. the list like night and like people. i got it was more like silence night music night she sings that night. because i don't. like. the final lameness like the tea party rallies or the tonight. i came out. of the hospital they were coming in and the guy hired. 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
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going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them al jazeera gave elizondo joins us live at the scene in lower manhattan gabe talk us through what happened. yeah night has fallen here on new york city and police investigators as well as f.b.i. will be on the scene probably throughout the night combing through what's left of this crime scene to try to gather more information on what caused this now there's a lot of conflicting information in the last couple hours but police have basically said what happened is this twenty nine year old man who the associated press now reports as being saifullah sipar who's back immigrant according to the associated press had a rented van that he drove on a bike path here in lower manhattan on the west side of the city he will grow several blocks plowing through pedestrians and people on bicycles before exit
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ing the bike path coming on the west side highway that you see here behind me and plowing into a bus with some children on it at that point according to police the suspect got out of the vehicle was running through the streets he apparently had two weapons on him the first police officers that responded saw him opened fire and wounded him and then immediately took him into custody he's now at a hospital recovering as you mentioned police are saying that eight people died from this six were pronounced dead at the scene two others later died at the hospital and there are more than ten people that are in seriously injured from this but with non-life threatening injuries this happened a little after three p.m. here and it was a very busy time here in lower manhattan we're just about four blocks north of the world trade center where the nine eleven terrorist incidents took. place somewhere
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in general neighborhood of the tribe becca area a lot of people here getting off work there are a lot of students there's an elementary school that was a half block away that immediately went on lockdown and it's also. now evening here in the united states so there are a lot of people on the streets preparing for a whole parade that is taking place tonight here as well now while this was a is being investigated as an act of terror by new york city police in new york governor has said there are no indications that suggest there are any wider plots or any other media threats beyond this to new york nevertheless the police commissioner said that they will be putting out extra police on the streets of new york in the coming days just to be sure. many thanks to gabriel evans on a reporting live from. spain the top criminal courses someone kept looniest opposed leaders for questioning that charged with rebellion sedition and breach of trust
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but it's not clear whether congress pushed him all will return to madrid for the hearing he says that he's in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety at cysts that he still cattle is legitimate president and recent reports from boston. is only the mission trying to get international support while at the same time justifying why he left. off the charges were filed against him by the spanish prosecutor. as a result of you rob. there's no relationship. and here not to act freedom and safety. push them all says he needs guarantees if he comes back and he wouldn't say
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how long he'll be away in the organization that's involved in all the big process session demonstrations the mood lifts 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
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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 athena has paved secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed him all is right to leave the us consulate but. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the conflict 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 assad to ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanish from their offices they arrive for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still legitimate and drew simmons al-jazeera barcelona u.s. president on a tram past 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
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a member of trump's election campaign being linked to moscow by white house correspondent kimberly hellcat 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 and 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 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 foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to f.b.i. investigators i do. 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 twenty sixth by donald trump's own campaign show papadopoulos association was not low level he's
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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 rule of energy consultant excellence 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 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
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clinton the twenty sixteen u.s. election the indictments against papadopoulos show that muller's team is working with thought a cli to show that the trunk campaign at least entertained 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 i think you know the standard play from the political playbook age the face of a crease scrutiny attempt to divert attention something increasingly difficult for the trump white house kimberley help get al-jazeera washington. well russia's foreign minister has weighed in on the controversy labeling accusations that his country meddled in the election as fantasies busy doing the work because. without a single piece of proof we are as you know being accused of meddling not only in
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the us election but also elections in european states recently there was an allegation that moscow decided the minister do appoint in south africa there is no limit to fantasy on the lawyer for social media giant facebook has admitted that the company should have done more to pick up on russia links meddling in last year's 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 she had reports from washington . facebook now says it estimates that approximately one hundred twenty six million 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
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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 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 it's alleged would be nice this black matters for us were linked to the russian internet company that was advertising on facebook as internet companies trying to
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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 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 want if any effect of 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 accepted. by
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silicon valley and members of congress. washington a weather update next here on al-jazeera then a push to strengthen so-called deescalation says another round of talks on syria's civil war comes to a close plus. no. new evidence emerges in the killing of an environmental activist in honduras. from a fresh coast to breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. how it's looking fine and sunny for a good part of japan over the next couple of days the wetter weather is across the philippines little clutch just storms here to sing some very heavy downpours a possibility some flooding rains coming in the possibility of a tropical storm developing here as well as and that is the case to the central and
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southern parts of vietnam you go on into wednesday through thursday see the wetter weather continue across a good part of the philippines not think a little further north woods up towards taiwan but for much of china has fired into hong kong at twenty nine degrees so you push further south across southeast asia and you can see quite clearly the two clutches of storms affecting the philippines and also affecting southern parts of vietnam very heavy rain coming through here over the last twenty four hours and again against the across the the next twenty four hours or so some big dance flows coming in from much of the philippines and also into were vietnam we are going to see that wetter weather continues to push its way further westward so even thailand or so seeing some rather wet weather another little area of storms also affecting southern parts of india you can see this little circulation here has brought some flooding right into china over two hundred millimeters of rain recently and more heavy downpours to come. the weather
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sponsored by qatar and nice. to have him go i met him. yes. we wanted to for a group that's loud formulation. trying to get down to. jump on the truck. all of the one today. this time on al jazeera. and i get the top stories this hour on al-jazeera eight people have been killed
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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 lower manhattan has been taken to hospital police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. spain's top criminal courts are some of the cattle earliest opposed leaders for questioning following the region's declaration of independence for cattle and president colors pushed him out 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 meddling in last year's u.s. elec election twitter and google representatives told a senate hearing that they found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence the vote. ten people six of them children have been killed in the shelling of several rebel held areas in syria one of the attacks in eastern guta east of the capital damascus his school it happened in one of the so-called deescalation zones which are back. by russia and iran and
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a final session in the seventh round of talks aimed at ending syria's war has taken place in kazakstan is capital the meeting is expected to call for a cease fire between government forces and rebel groups for at least six months although previous agreements at a stand have been breached iran can reports from there the talks in a start to have concentrated on strengthening the deescalation zones in syria established in september those owns include it live province northern homes 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 like the rebels that keeps the foreign powers family 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
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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 istana talks will change and that's. actually the entire us donna process is a failure it is nothing but empty promises we will do this we will do that all life . 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 i mean as it is. the syrian opposition also claims civilians are being targeted the escalation earlier which are being breached by that e.g. him and 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
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astonished talk seem to be proving is that russia is leading the charge however they are walking a tightrope 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 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 imran khan is there a stone at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan as defense ministry says that at least fifteen others were injured it happened in an area where many foreign embassies and government departments are based kenya's opposition leader has called for the result of the presidential election run to be an old president who can yasser was declared the winner but the election was widely boycotted by opposition supporters kenyatta took ninety eight point two percent of the vote with the turnout just below forty
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percent but think it made no mention of a legal challenge but warned the election result will undermine the public's faith in democracy. a team of lawyers says it has new evidence over the death of an environmental activist in honduras it's claimed phone records prove the birth of cassette as was the target of a murder plot john holeman reports from mexico city. cast is one international recognition for leading the length and beginners people in. the hydroelectric plant on their land by a company called besa. to attack a river that has life the has spirits i think it signifies life for me that's worth more than the pain of this flight. she was killed more than one hundred other activists since two thousand and ten and what's become the deadliest country in the world for environment to defend this was really is not who was the case became
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emblematic of that violent punitive and five international lawyers took it up now they have new phone record evidence on how killing. the murder of birds because sarah's was not a spontaneous act it is a result of careful planning in which top executives and company are linked. their report says it does so also use surveillance threats and contract killing to eliminate opposition from villages and activists to be i was project in a statement twelve zero at the company denied all wrongdoing and indicated that the investigation was politically motivated it said i was totally on involved in any act of violence in the project tax in every instance according to honduran law the project is totally orientated towards generating jobs and developing opportunities for communities and we have respect to the environment the company said. according
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to human rights groups mega projects sponsored by her business and political elites regularly ride roughshod over the rights of poor locals it was that what we found is that communities have been invaded by these projects and that it's the companies that are creating conditions for violence against communities. the report also says that during security poor. failed to protect cassidy's despite years of death threats. after her murder eight men were arrested but authorities have yet to get to those who ordered the killing and have withheld information from the independent investigation according to the five lawyers of the honduran attorney general's office didn't respond well to serious requests for comment john home of. mexico city. 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
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and the u.s. has always voted against it but it abstained last year as relations improved tension is increased as president donald trump accuses the cuban government for over a series of sonic attacks on u.s. diplomats in havana. lawyers for some of the six hundred refugees and a stray and run offshore prison camp a filed a last minute lawsuit challenging its closure tension is 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 palace reports. these refugees are desperate to stay inside a detention center that they forced to close our men. are safe maybe it's my last. you see here maybe not who knows our life is in the
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danger. refugees was seen to the man a silent attention seemed to buy it straight 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 lived one refugee the concept. in conditions of men a silent who widely condemned finally according to the legal and a strangely agreed to close the same to pay refugees compensation. but as the facility was decommissioned and security forces left on tuesday refugees reported. yesterday and authorities all this into a bad inning these refugees essential really. and they have serious concerns for their safety on medicine and whether they make the facility or not so barricaded themselves into the center. it's now
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a see each water electricity and food supplies have been cut off. the water tank is empty. as best i can be nice. but we are at the stage the asylum seekers were given alternative accommodation on the island but they say it isn't equipped to protect them from the locals they are not going to go as a safety guarantee you that's what i'm saying here this is a crazy situation everybody's been screaming about wanted to get out of the place where we saw that we had to close it and move them into a different facility and require those the refugees to go back to their country of origin and now they want life as government says the prison closure is a matter of a pup a new guinea and yet papa new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and a hostile native population ballasts al jazeera. former u.s.
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president barack obama has kicked off a two day leadership summit in his hometown of chicago he's addressed five hundred young people at the event which is the first to be run by his foundation but as john hendren reports presidential foundations have something of a checkered history. president obama is writing the first chapter in his post-presidential legacy was born in kenya. it's a 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. presidential library and an incubator for progressive leaders he see his impact as
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a private citizen as potentially being much bigger than when he was president and it is really going to be what he 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 for whitewater a lot of 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 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
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on the south side of chicago it's supposed to solve problems of the world by bringing together both the leaders and people who would like to learn community organizing foundations of raise money for laudable causes jimmy carter for peace initiatives and 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 for 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 with out anything goes reputation john hendren al jazeera chicago.
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it is good to have you with us adrian finnegan here in doha with the top stories and i was zero eight people have been killed more than a dozen injured in new york after a man drove a truck into cyclists and pedestrians he was shot at the scene in lower manhattan a distant taken to hospital police are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. and like the police. i think that it was. missing a beat that i speak that. it. was. was because of the classes that they were coming in and the guy part of. spain's top criminal courses someone catalonia has to pose leaders for questioning
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following the region's declaration of independence the former catalan president carlos posting on says that he's staying in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety. facebook has admitted that it should have done more to pick up on russia linked meddling in last year's u.s. election twitter and google representatives told a senate hearing that they found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence the vote 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 east of the capital damascus hit a school it happened in one of the so-called deescalation zones which are backed by russia and iran at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan as defense ministry says that fifteen others were injured. kenya's opposition leader arrived at the dingo has called for the result of the. presidential election rerun to be an old president who took and the asshole was declared the winner but the election was widely boycotted by opposition
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supporters to get made no mention of a legal challenge but warned that the election results will undermine the public's faith in democracy. and those are the headlines we'll have more news here here on al-jazeera after today's edition of inside story next. three of donald trump's forma advisers are indicted the probe into russia's involvement in the u.s. election is digging deeper so his name could be honest next and could this investigation sink the u.s. president's administration this is inside story.

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