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the island today the island is a penguin colony sanctuary with access to tourists accompanied by foot nine this and penguin expert cloud able boy we learned the penguin colonies in south america are under threat climate change is one reason it is well documented that changing rain patterns or spend was to abandon flooded nests warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins who was swim further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastics are also killing penguins. lagte hain. zira.
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hello i'm maryanne demasi this is the news hour live from london coming up the u.s. calls for international action to hold iran to account over a yemeni rebel miss sila tak me a riyadh. united nations urges saudi arabia to and what it calls the catastrophic blockade of yemen. catalonia has ousted leadership puts the emphasis back on autonomy rather than independence from spain. six on this is just being looked inside just behind me they were becoming the stuff and. it moscow russia keep watching to find out what to do with the space travel. with all the sports news including international olympic committee suspense full time at silver medalists frederick's in the wake of corruption charges and money laundering.
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the u.s. is urging international action to hold iran accountable to saudi arabia accused her on of direct military aggression over a who see rebel missile strike the saudi crown prince says iran supplied the weapon fired from yemen towards riyadh on saturday to harangue says the accusation is contrary to reality the saudis also face accusations of orchestrating the resignation of lebanon's prime minister so in a honda reports from beirut. it has been three days since lebanese prime minister sato had announced his resignation he made his statement in saudi arabia and hasn't returned home since instead he traveled to a saudi ally in the iranian camp for talks on an escalating political crisis back home but the crisis extends beyond lebanon's borders saudi arabia has made clear it wants to curb iranian influence not just here but across the region riyadh is
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accusing iran of what it called direct military aggression by providing hutu rebels in yemen with rockets used to target the kingdom saudi officials have also said the very presence of hezbollah in the lebanese government amounts to a declaration of war. with saudi arabia through its stretch want the lebanese government and people to finish off his blog it's an invitation to civil war there's a new front saudi israel and the us against iran. iran has proxies across the middle east in iraq it controls paramilitary forces that are stronger than the state in yemen saudi arabia is in a quagmire unable to defeat the iranian allied hutus in syria it has revolutionary guards and hezbollah troops supporting the government iran has now secured a land core door stretching from to her on through iraq and syria all the way to
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lebanon where saudi arabia hopes it can change the balance of power saudi arabia has long criticised hezbollah it is even classified as a terrorist organization but now it is stronger language and threatening action in the words of the state minister for gulf affairs there will be those who will force hezbollah to return to their caves in southern lebanon. curbing hezbollah's influence and power would be easy it is not just an armed group it is a political party with strong popular support but as of late it has expanded its influence beyond lebanon's borders. hezbollah's arms it's this issue of dissent troops to fight alongside syrian president bashar assad's forces have long been issues of concern among some lebanese factions but it has long resisted calls to disarm and to withdraw from syria it's not clear what action saudi arabia will take . riyadh has a number of options to restrain his below but those options will just target as
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below and the shia sect will target all the lebanese economic pressure is very possible but i don't believe saudi arabia can pressure has a lot militarily calls for unity are growing louder but lebanon is a deeply divided country in a deeply divided region the political crisis is only worsening and any solution will have to be part of a regional deal said. well the u.s. state department has been giving a briefing on recent developments in saudi arabia where a number of leading figures have been arrested accused of corruption let's get more on this jordan and washington what have you been hearing. well mari of the state department spokesperson heather nauert says that in response to concerns about what is happening now with the members of the saudi royal family who have been arrested in recent days she says that the u.s. hopes that if indeed there are charges against against these people accusing them
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of engaging in corrupt business practices or in other actions that may be destabilizing the saudi government that it is the u.s. is hoping that they would be given due process that the legal system would be allowed to proceed in a fair and equitable manner of course she also noted that the u.s. and saudi arabia have long been allies and that basically the relationship is a strong one but it also is significant though is that when she was questioned about whether the u.s. was told that these arrests over the weekend were going to be taking place heather nauert told reporters at the state department no the u.s. was not informed but she said that the u.s. has been communicating with saudi officials who say that they are simply trying to deal with they consider to be a problem of rampant corruption in their government and that they're using the
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legal methods to try to resolve the situation. thanks very much for us in jordan with all the latest from washington d.c. well the u.n. has condemned saudi arabia's blockade of yemen as catastrophic and joined international aid groups in calling on riyadh to lift it saudi arabia announced on monday it would close all as a land and sea ports to stop the flow of arms into yemen but the move is also stopping aid from getting an diplomatic editor james space reports. the blockade of yemen means no humanitarian aid is coming into a country that is in desperate need it also means vital commodities are harder to get the cost of food rocketing the price of fuel going up sixty percent in recent days the u.n. has been expressing its deep concern at a news briefing in geneva the situation is catastrophic in yemen it's the worst food crisis we're looking at in the world today seven million people
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on the brink of famine millions of people being kept alive by our humanitarian operation sult this is a lifeline that must be continued every single day comments then echoed in new york by the spokesman for the secretary general but it's clear the u.n. is avoiding direct condemnation of saudi arabia does the u.n. believe that by its actions this blockade that saudi is in breach of international humanitarian law i'm not in a position to issue a legal ruling what we do know is that the blockading of ports and airports and land routes. can have a tremendously negative impact on a situation which is already catastrophic the un's humanitarian chief mark lowe called was very guarded in the u.n. committee hearing refusing to talk about the saudi blockade i've said all i want to
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say on access and i've been quite careful in they. have used the end of the meeting and could be seen speaking with saudi arabia's ambassador who is almost certainly coming under a great deal of pressure behind the scenes saudi arabia will be under fresh pressure on wednesday sweden has called for an emergency closed door session of the security council to discuss the crisis human rights group that's been focusing on the medical situation in yemen. security council members need to speak out but this is not a time to put secondary national interests first this is not a time to say oh i wonder what will happen to our arms industry oh i wonder what will happen to the president this might set in terms of investigations of potential war crimes this is a time to step up and i would say that the u.n. has a role in pushing that. right i don't want to call it bravery i want to call it human decency for the people of yemen the stakes could not be greater james zero for the
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united nations. let's get more now everything now in the u.s. response particularly to growing tensions between saudi arabia and iran i'm joined from washington by i am assured from the u.s. think tank the cato institute thanks very much for speaking to us and obviously watching developments inside saudi arabia very closely over the past few days we know that president trump has a strong personal relationship with the saudi leadership and he's certainly not been afraid to tweet his support for their recent actions in the country particularly by the crown prince what impact is that likely to have. i think donald trump's response to this has been very interesting i think in any normal administration normal u.s. administration we would have seen the government take a much more measured stance towards this crisis the same as we saw back when the
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culture crisis started with the g.c.c. crisis we have seen donald trump make these very intemperate statements on twitter we've then seen other members of his cabinet or other u.s. officials try and walk them back and take more measured approach and i think to the extent that he's impacting affairs in the gulf trump is pouring gasoline on a fire. so what might his support for the first of all what is what is at the heart of his bond then with with saudi arabia would you say that usually the u.s. would take a more measured a more neutral position why is that not happening now. donald trump appears to have formed a strong personal connection with saudi leadership he had that extremely successful trip to riyadh earlier in the year he's had good personal connections with muhammad bin solomon his son in law jared visited saudi arabia just last week and apparently had excellent meetings with mohamed bin solomon and so like a lot of trumps foreign policy this seems to be driven as much by personalities as
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it does by policy likes the saudis therefore he is backing their leadership in this crisis what does that mean for u.s. interests in the region. frankly it's worrying saudi arabia seems to be taking a very assertive aggressive approach not just in domestic politics but towards iran and as we have seen in the last several years we've seen saudi actions in yemen extremely destabilizing their actions in syria have not helped that conflict and no they appear to have their sights set on lebanon none of this is good for regional stability and that's bad for u.s. interests in the long run. but does it also perhaps mean there is a greater alignment between u.s. and saudi interests a lot of debate right now that with sort of a victory over i still in the region there could be a new set of u.s. priorities and that could mean a more confrontational approach with iran. i think
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certainly the new administration here in washington and new leadership in saudi arabia share fairly common views on iran donald trump has taken a very confrontational approach to iran decertifying nuclear deal a couple of weeks ago he has said that if congress doesn't take further steps on that he will do something about it and so to a certain extent these saudi policies are right in line with what trump has advocated with what nikki haley his u.n. ambassador has advocated but i think a lot of people even inside trump's cabinet are concerned that this could get out of control and it's not a tall clear if saudi arabia decides to challenge iran in lebanon or elsewhere what the end result would be this could end up like yemen a failed war a humanitarian catastrophe that drags the u.s. further into regional conflicts well i'm ashford thank you very much for sharing your thoughts with us and watching on jazeera still to come on this news hour we're
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going to be in harare way zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has fired his deputy clearing the way for his wife to succeed him. sexual harassment scandals ministerial slip ups and stalled bright sick talks what's next for persons in acol government and in sport kenya's first female olympic marathon champion gets her punishment for failing a drugs test. now donald trump passed truck a different tone towards north korea during a visit seoul u.s. president is on the second stop of his tour of asia he's met with south korea's president lungi in and said he's still open to negotiations with the north tony but he reports now from seoul. donald trump arrived in south korea on the second and perhaps most delicate leg of his asia tour it brought him to within forty eight
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kilometers of the border with north korea following his war of words with its leader kim jong un there were fears president trump's presence would provoke some sort of response he described north korea as a worldwide threat that requires worldwide action but his tone was more measured than in the past and he called for p.r. nyang to come to the negotiating table he said all available tools will be used short of military action but he also stressed america's military capability as we work together to resolve this problem using all available tools short of military action. the united states stands prepared to defend itself and its allies using the full range of our unmatched military capabilities if need be south korean president moon jae in said the time was too early to talk to the north but promised a bright future if it gave up its nuclear and missile programs. of the united
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states has strong sanctions on north korea and i think it will have an effective impact and with china joining the united states it will bring force to the sanctions on north korea with all these international diplomatic policies i think when there are changes being made it will bring north korea back to the negotiating table trump is the first u.s. president in twenty five years to be treated to a state visit with the first since ronald reagan not to visit the demilitarized zone the border with north korea instead he went by helicopter to count humphreys the largest u.s. base in south korea he spoke of the close relationship between the two countries but all that we've built in the decades since our soldiers sacrifice side by side in the struggle for freedom our alliances more important than ever to peace and security on the korean peninsula and across the indoor pacific region.
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thousands of pro trump supporters lined the streets of seoul all those who oppose the u.s. president were kept corralled behind police buses south korea's liberal government is pulling out all the stops to make this visit a success they know they can afford to alienate president of the united states their defense against north korea depends on a good relationship have a joint news conference trump announced that south korea was to buy billions of dollars worth of military equipment from the u.s. which would help offset the trade deficit between the two countries and a five year old free trade agreement will be renegotiated trampin. first lady were greeted by children and a korean pop star at the blue house and later had what's known as a friendship walk through the gardens with president moon and his wife the day ended with a defiant threat from north korea reaffirming its resolve to strengthen its nuclear power rhetoric but no action so far so good the transfer stay in south korea tony berkeley al-jazeera seoul. well the next stop on trans tour of asia is china
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as talks at present she jingping are expected to see trying pressing for a tougher line on north korea but it could be a difficult meeting as adrian brown reports from beijing. when richard nixon became the first u.s. president to visit china forty five years ago chairman mao was in charge the cultural revolution was still on a man now china's president was nineteen years old and working on a farm today she jingping is the dominant force in chinese politics he says he wants china to be center stage in the world not since smiles as a u.s. president had to deal with the chinese leader as powerful as she. overall. trump is getting less attention than present and he doesn't like that because he is sort of he's leading the discussion on climate change and he's participate actively
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in the free trade discussion so about for trying he doesn't have anything like that . last conference fortunately she can definitely he definitely does it'll be tensions over north korea and chinese trade practices that will be the dominant themes but china is still expected to confirm several trade deals for which trump will be able to claim credit says one analyst she will play him like a fiddle he will he will be very polite he will be obsequious and he will basically pushed up around make him pay attention to what he thinks he needs to pay attention to and everything will be smiles and handshakes and trouble go away getting nothing from the visit at first glance they appear to very different leaders but they do have some things in common both are populist politicians both take big political risks she doing pain has a china dream from wants to make america great again and curiously they are born
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just a day apart although in different years with the exception of gerald ford every visiting u.s. president has gone to the great wall but it's not on trump's itinerary given his love of walls it could have provided a memorable headline adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. patricia kim is an expert on u.s. china relations and east asian security at the council on foreign relations she joins us now from washington thanks very much for speaking to us and so these are two interesting characters what are your expectations for this meeting how would you describe the personal relationship between president trump and president xi. sure marion will thank you for having me i would say that president trump initially began with a very hardline stance on china bashing it for not doing enough in terms of trade and north korea but ever since the two leaders summit at mar a lago president trump has emphasized repeatedly that he has
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a very warm and personal relationship with president xi and i think ultimately both leaders understand that they need to have a stable relationship to accomplish their respective goals for the for the united states this is first and foremost securing china's cooperation on north korea and for president xi this is ensuring that there aren't any bumps in the u.s. china relationship that can get in the way of achieving his dream of making china great again as you say we've seen a shift in president language it's gone from tough talk to slattery is he likely to get anything tangible from president xi houses that. right so you know president trump's number one priority when he arrives in beijing tomorrow will be to get president xi to agree to commit to enforcing any existing sanctions on north korea as well as progressively increasing sanctions until north korea comes to the table now there is
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a strong debate within china among the political elites on whether china's policy of prioritizing stability on the korean peninsula as opposed to denuclearization is really in china's interests now we don't know exactly where president xi will come down on this debate but that's ultimately what will matter and president trump will need to work on that but how difficult is that going to be because we have seen the americans working very hard in recent months trying to persuade the chinese to do more trying to convince them to apply more pressure on north korea it hasn't worked . right so i don't know if i would say it hasn't worked i think as i mentioned you know there is an increasing debate in china whether the status quo policy is really in china's interests i think you know president trump is going to have to continue to stress that allowing north korea to continue its behavior is alternately going to push the ridge the region in a into
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a place that is not in china's interests for instance by pushing south korea and japan to acquire greater military capabilities maybe even to pursue their own nuclear weapons also i think it's going to require ultimately some sort of grand bargain or a deal between the united states and china along with south korea and other regional partners that assures china that if it joins in with the united states on a pressure campaign against north korea if the regime happens to co-ops as an unintended result any restructuring on the korean peninsula will not cut against china's strategic interests patricia came in washington d.c. thank you. well now i still says it carried out an attack on a t.v. station in the afghan capital kabul in which two people were killed gunmen stormed the building off an explosion in the capital at least twenty others were injured the attack is widely being seen as an assault on media freedom in afghanistan. new
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information is continuing to emerge on the shooter who killed twenty six people in a church in the u.s. on sunday according to a local t.v. station in texas devon kelly escaped a mental health facility five years ago he'd been sent after beating his wife and stepson kelly had also made death threats to military superiors when in the u.s. air force and tried to smuggle guns on to his ad base despite all this is rob reynolds now reports somehow he was still allowed to buy an austin of guns. a bureaucratic failure by the us air force allowed the texas church gunman to buy an assault rifle and other weapons despite a conviction for domestic violence devon kelly beat and choked his wife in two thousand and twelve while serving in the air force and struck her toddler son so violently he fractured the child's skull kelly was sentenced to a year in military prison and given
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a bad conduct discharge the air force should have provided kelly's information to a national criminal database listing those convicted of violent offenses who are prohibited from legally buying guns but for unexplained reasons it failed to do so that blunder ultimately allowed kelly to buy multiple firearms which he used to kill more than two dozen people in the small baptist church in sutherland springs on sunday roseanne so elise survived my with hiding under the benches and i could feel her. while back and forth and i knew i was going to call that boy the air force says it has launched a review of how kelly's case was handled police say the killer was embroiled in a dispute with his strange to second wife's mother who sometimes attended the church but was not present during the rampage two men chased kelly from the church
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until he crashed his car and shot himself dead mass killings on this scale inevitably lead to call for stricter gun control laws president donald trump on a visit to south korea dismissed the idea out of hand there would have been no difference three days ago and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him and hit him and neutralize him. and i can only say this if you didn't have a gun instead of having twenty six dead you would have had hundreds more dead so that's the way i feel about it in the past eighteen months there have been more than five hundred mass shootings in the united states with nearly seven hundred people killed and thousands injured a record of violence unmatched by any other developed country rob reynolds
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al-jazeera spring texas. come for you folks in the states of a genuinely jersey choosing new governors and was seen as a test of president donald trump and the democrats popularity. we visit a three thousand year old town in northern iraq or in a power struggle between kurdish forces and the baghdad government. of electing a battle taking place to control one of the most dynamic streets sports. hello there there's plenty of very active weather across europe at the moment it's all thanks to this area of low pressure here see all the cloud secure ating around it and this area of low pressure is given to some very strong winds and heavy rain
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am for some places a fair amount of snow as well in fact some parts have reported up to eighty centimeters of snow from the system and elsewhere these pictures are from austria and switzerland showing the glorious weather that's been left behind now for many of us though we do less snow there as we head through wednesday instead we'll see some heavier rain just woods the southeastern parts of europe very heavy downpours still here but this is jim's actually weakening as we head through into thursday instead on thursday we're going to see more rain gradually sink its way down towards the north coast of africa more of that in just a moment but elsewhere the temperatures will actually be recovering a little bit by thursday so london will get to around thirty five a paris will be around eleven for the other side of the mediterranean then on wednesday things aren't looking too bad most of us are seeing some dry weather more in the way of cloud there over a bad though could squeeze out one or two showers but it looks like it's going to be popping up as it works its way eastwards so for about actually drawing on thursday with a top temperature of around twenty but there's heavy rain along the north coast
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about geria it does look very wet. tracing the four from prosperity to financial ruin this is precisely the movement where we humanized that nothing the worst first will be in greece the devastating impact to save the banks means also to save the deposits both in the recent years and the failure to prevent disaster banks political leaders of the people who needed to learn the less i go away from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera. sometimes pictures are the only way to truly to a story. some of the latest new camera gear and technology to make sure these images. could be. just with the best.
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with the. live it needed. as the political refugees i've always been aware of different kinds of stories and different kinds of sensitivity as a space for the. you know watching the news out of life from london let's take you through the stories making headlines the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has called for iran to be held to account for a missile fired from yemen to react. this is the u.n. has condemned saudi arabia's blockade of yemen as catastrophic and is urging riyadh to lift it so they can urgently deliver a. and it's being reported that the shooter who killed twenty six people in
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a church in the u.s. on sunday had escaped a mental health facility five years ago even sent that a beating his wife and stepson. now before mccaslin president carter's pushed him on tazz made his first public appearance in brussels and spain issued an arrest warrant for an air signs in the process session counter the focusing less on independence and more on regaining their autonomy from spain john holl explains. problems place a big sign with the haunting europe government is deposed leader kind of preached he's using every trick he can to be super i mean crude to show it would be depended so hardly appear. but. spain has carried out a coup d'etat against the legitimate government our colleagues who are now in prison have been subject to maltreatment by the spanish authorities and spain must now respond to international justice. the change of tone you reflect how much and
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how fast things have changed for the independence movement probably independence is going to have a secondary role i mean this doesn't mean that people are going to forget what happened the last month but of the same time in their minds of the politicians are now also the whole society we are starting to think about this process as something that you need more time in other to to make the underpinnings of the new contrie. that new country now under the thumb of central government the independent republic they proclaimed less than two weeks ago has been stamped out the most urgent task now lifting direct rule by madrid restoring catalonia is autonomy before deciding what to do next march will depend on the far left coupe party supporters of independents and previously kingmakers in parliament who may yet decide to boycott all disrupt december's election but here too the tone has changed.
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are people aware that this is very difficult right now yes but people are also aware that the way to achieve our sovereignty is with a republic. it does seem that those who support independence of catalonia are beginning to accept that their dream a distant one journal al-jazeera barcelona. to governor elections on the way in the united states could be seen as a crucial indicator of the popularity of president donald trump polls in the swing state of virginia show a close race between the republicans and the incumbent democrats. in new jersey will also get a new governor both parties are looking for momentum ahead of next year's midterm elections and mike hanna joins us now from washington d.c. and like it looks like a close nail biting race in virginia one of the polls showing. well the polls indicate that it is neck and neck particularly in that race for
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governor in virginia that between edulis be the republican candidate and northam who's fighting for the democrats now this is a key contests for democrats and republicans trying to get some kind of surge of energy before next year's mid-term elections it's important to note that they're also elections in the state legislature in the course of the stay there the republicans in virginia have a two to one majority but very significantly two years ago more than forty of the seats were uncontested by democrats this year only twelve republicans are not being a forty against in the polls this is a massive upsurge in political participation by the democrats all well aware that the necessity to show that there is some blowback perhaps against a tramp presidency for the republicans there's an insistence to show that the
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momentum established in last year's election is maintained. and so mike what are the crucial issues for voters in these states one of the campaign strategies. well it's been very interesting because what one has seen is that both republicans and democrats have gone very much for a grassroots strategy now this is something out of the trump playbook at sol he managed to achieve victory last year the republicans focusing on energizing the support base of organizing from the bottom up rather than from the top down and democrats imitating this as well they are going to the telephones they have been knocking on doors this is very much a surge of grassroots political activism which may manifest itself in more voters going to the polls and certainly what we've heard from party organizers is that there appears to be a far greater interest in these elections than there has been in the past this is
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a consequence most maintain of the controversy that surrounds the trans presidency manifesting itself in a political formation of groups not necessarily interested before but who have been galvanized into action by the past year by the trump administration being in power and it's going to be fascinating to see how it turns out in the cheney and the jersey but for now mike hanna thank you. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has fired his deputy are being disloyal the decision of the leading contenders to become a garbage successor with speculation the president's preparing the way for his wife to take her arm which asser imports from harare. zimbabwe's former vice president in a similar gaggle hasn't spoken or been seen in public since he was sacked on monday but some of his supporters are talking and they are not happy they say president robert mugabe and his wife grace think the country and the rulings on the party is their own personal property you just weren't people and then what you liked is
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everyone is not going to what was going to be up and going to be one individual you don't destroy the way because you're going out you need to destroy because of that it's not your own as an individual is the pattern of the people firing is former deputy suggested bob is leader maintains a tight grip on power on monday the minister of information explained why president robert mugabe wanted when i got out did become if he didn't. to his conduct discharge or. we fuse official. forcibly. when i go has been by my god beside since he came to power almost forty years ago he's fought in the struggle for independence from britain he's popular with military generals and war veterans the now seventy five year old once proudly talked of his reputation as a destroyer and killer before becoming a born again christian but he's gradually fallen out with mugabe and his wife grace
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reportedly over the question of succession some analysts believe grace in god he wants to one day take over from her husband. this is not the first time a god has fired a vice president in twenty fourteen. for allegedly plotting to overthrow mugabe she has since formed her own opposition party. may no longer be vice president of zimbabwe but he's still a very influential figure in the. prism of that it may since sack him from the party. is nicknamed the crocodile because of shrewdness and ruthlessness against rivals are quietly waiting wondering what his next move is going to be. al jazeera
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. here the political turmoil in golf and prime minister to resign may's government is deepening several members of her party have been accused of sexual harassment a top minister is accused of discussing secret deals with israel and the foreign secretary is under fire for comments he made about a british woman currently in jail in iran. the british prime minister had promised a strong and stable government to lead britain out of europe but recent weeks of be anything but teresa mayes battling a string of crises some with grave implications for more than just the government a blunder by the foreign secretary boris johnson could see one british woman imprisoned in iran have her sentence doubled as the danes the gari radcliffe has been jailed for five years accused of spreading propaganda about the regime johnson complicated matters by claiming she'd been teaching journalism in the country so
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gary radcliffe had worked for the b.b.c. and thomson reuters foundation but insisted her trip to iran had been a family visit. everybody in this house wants to see is now salute the gari release johnson is now planning to travel to iran before the end of the year. another scandal involves international development secretary priti patel she was forced to apologize after holding twelve secret meetings with a sarabi officials including prime minister benjamin netanyahu all while she was meant to be on a family holiday it's believed she suggested summer britain's aid budget go to the israeli army to help injured syrians being treated in military hospitals the political establishment is also being a gulf in a sexual harassment scandal that forced the resignation of defense secretary michael file and. the deputy prime minister damian green teresa mayes closest allies also been accused of sexual harassment and of having extreme pornography on
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his computer he denies the claims under normal circumstances these areas where there may deliberately or not could be grounds for dismissal for breach of this the ministerial code the governs m.p.'s conduct and behavior it's currently under review but of course these are normal times to resume a has very few close allies left were every year look you see a political crisis sometimes there was sexual harassment. sometimes there were secret bilateral deals sometimes to do with their own gaffes and ineptitude as to the kind of statements that they put out you're looking at a sort of only scam though that is hitting the government day off the day of the day and those who are lured to reason may already be very very few slipping away watching all of this from brussels where breaks it talks are at a standstill for leaders of the e.u. the view from europe's of a british government sitting deeper into turmoil leave barca al-jazeera london elsewhere the french prime minister has called for sanctions against those who've
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issued death threats towards the satirical magazine charlie hebdo following the publication of its latest issue charlie hebdo was attacked in two thousand and fifteen after publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammed the latest edition features a sexually provocative depiction of tariq ramadan a muslim scholar and professor at oxford university he's taken a leave of absence following allegations of rape and sexual misconduct ramadans says he's the victim of what he describes as a campaign of lies and he's suing one woman for slander. the speaker of quites national assembly has received a letter from the mayor calling for unity as regional tensions grow the emir excepted the resignation of the government last week avoiding a potentially embarrassing no confidence vote by parliament against one of his ministers is actually going to and has the latest from quezon city. this has been a frenetic few days and the emir could be viewed as a call mean voice amidst the din he's calling for national unity denouncing hatred
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and warning not only are these dangerous times in the gulf and the region but here at home. the moment in my heart we are fully aware of the threats around us and we are fully aware of our geographic location and the dangerous situation in the region i am sure that the kuwaiti people are aware and fully supportive of our political leadership backing our security agencies and value the national unity. the emir's call for unity is in stark contrast to the fiery rhetoric we've been hearing from saudi arabia since saturday that's when the who these in yemen fired up a listing missile into the country and the gulf cooperation council crisis is in its fifth month saudi arabia the u.a.e. and two other countries have imposed a blockade against cuts are claiming that it enables terrorism qatar denies that and says what this is really about is a threat to their sovereignty kuwait has stepped in to play
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a mediating role as it did in two thousand and fourteen during a similar crisis president trump has invited all the parties to camp david although qatar's amir has said he is ready and willing to go so far there's a stalemate iraqi forces with the help of sham militia have retaken most of the disputed territories controlled by the kurds since they pushed i sell out in two thousand and fourteen a cease fire is in place as kodesh officials and the central government in baghdad try to agree on a way to move forward by a few towns in nineveh province remain on the kurdish control stephanie decker reports now from. nestled into the mountain on the northern end of the plains lies. a small christian town with a rich history it's been here for almost three thousand years. the the mass is a time for reflection for prayer for solace
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a time when the community comes together the. christians are a minority in iraq and over the years through wars attacks and most recently isis advances more and more have left the country and now yet again a different kind of conflict iraqi forces and the kurdish peshmerga turn their guns on each other. we just want safety either from this side or the other that's all we need what have our children done to deserve this they can't sleep at night for fear of being attacked what sins have we committed. we're told that of course is one of three towns in the disputed territories that they're ok forces didn't retake in the recent operations now talks are ongoing between fanned out in erbil to try and figure out how to move forward but certainly there is a feeling of unease here people don't know how things are going to play out lara
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yousif is a cautious mayor and part of the kurdish routing k.g.b. party she tells us the only way to solve this is through dialogue he said was the when it's to billeted now that arsenal has gone but what is happening now is confusion instability and also fear especially from the shared militias who are fighting with the iraqi army if you want to talk publicly about the tensions between baghdad and our bill and those who do say the same thing about how. we are not part of this conflict we are the victims we don't care if it's good we're fine with the chaos is very good before the fall of saddam hussein or the iraqi federal forces were here this is an issue between baghdad and curtis stone. there has been bloodshed over this land for centuries and carved into the mountain above all course the seventh century robin hermes monastery it's been attacked by both arabs and kurds throughout history one elderly gentleman tells us off camera these are critical times and no one can talk freely because no one knows what will happen the
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biggest victims are we the minorities he tells us we just want peace we're just a residue he says the residue of all our families who have already fled this land stephanie decker. in the nineveh plains communist party members and supporters in russia of held events to mark a centuries since the one nine hundred seventeen bolshevik revolution that's when socialist led by vladimir lenin storm the winter palace and some petersburg the armed uprising led to seventy years of communist rule the russian government stopped celebrating anniversary after the collapse of the soviet union in one thousand nine hundred ninety one. now six scientists is spending the next seventeen days locked inside a giant metal box in moscow possibly experiment to test the psychological effects of a mission into deep space and as for a chance reports from the russian capital is could be a significant step towards a manned mission to mars. thank you for these six scientists the world is about
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to get very small for a while the five russians and one german are test subjects in the first of a series of experiments on deep space travel they're not going to space so they'll be isolated in a pod inside a moscow medical research facility for seventeen days. this is a team of professionals indeed each of them is a professional in his own failed altogether way like part of a mosaic that creates a team which you know earth research mission will accomplish all the tasks that we face. after the press briefing it was down to the whole housing the mock spacecraft it'll be their homelands laboratory for at least fifty different experiments directed at how humans might cope on flights to mars and beyond and limited contact with earth final ways and in through
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the hatch sirius seventeen will be followed by a four month mission next year eight months in two thousand and nineteen and a full year in two thousand and twenty. you may think it's a bit strange looking a bunch of people inside a tin can here on earth and running tests on them when there's actually a space station orbiting the planet and has been for decades seemingly much more suitable for these sorts of experiments but there are actually key reasons why this works. it's not that the international space station isn't being used to simulate tests it is but earth based analogs are much safer cheaper and in some ways can better mimic the space travel yes wasn't a lot to design to be in an isolation environment it does i mean here you are isolated but more and more you know crewmembers how about you know a cell phone in their pocket they can call their friends there's a requirement there's there are many thousands of commands and get sent from mission control to the vehicle every day with nasa russia and the european space
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agency ole working together this experiment is also another reminder of the truly cooperative nature of space exploration rory chalons al-jazeera moscow. santa will have all the support in just a minute australia's most famous hole strays is dominated by one irish family. business update brought to you by chance are always going places together.
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champion to my mustang longer one has been handed a four year suspension for doping he said to two year old it tested positive for the banned blood booster e.p.o. in and out of the competition tests in april just days before she was due to defend her london marathon title one goal to add the twenty six thousand rio games making her the first kenyan woman to win an olympic math and title. international olympic committee has suspended a franke frederick's after being charged in a french investigation of the twenty six thousand a limbic hosting vote before time in a big silver medalist that was accused of accepting a bribe from the son of former either president. when rio won the right to host the twenty sixteen games the fifty year old claims the money was a legitimate payment for cosell from sea work in the movie and had also been a member of the either if the i.o.c. says frederick's is damaging to their reputation. australia's most famous horse
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race it turned into a contest between a father and son from our land do you want the fifty seventh a melbourne cup was won by rekindling trained by young irish trayner joseph o'brien well known as the ways that stops and nation the event is the world's richest two ma handicap and is worth close to five million dollars we can just edged out your highness a very me which is trained by joseph father aiden max and a mind to finish said making it a one two three for irish trained horses green is the youngest ever trainer to win the race while this was a second victory for australian chalky. most inspirational so i honestly can't believe the markets to drink even just one in the rice for the coming and we need again it's just termites they almost always on the scene also want to. champion
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jockey morea didn't get to ride in the race after suffering a big four earlier in the day. to serious injury but his horse wriggled one died following the incident. brazil's footballers say they can't wait to banish the memories of them barassi exit from the last world cup the team are in france getting ready for games against japan and england brazil finished top of south american qualifier to reach next year's finals and russia twenty ten host suffered a seven one semi final loss to germany he was kissing scene for produce i think it would be good if the world cup started in a couple of weeks because we're all doing well in our clubs we are playing good football with confidence because we are in the middle of the season and at this point we're in good shape maybe in june it's going to be a little bit different because we would be a little tired so that could be a big difference one of the world's most dynamic st sports has become the subject
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of a legal battle rival groups are claiming they are the rightful governing body of park or the sport began in france and is a discipline they were athletes run climb and pull off acrobatic moves the first ever park a world cup event that has just finished in china it was organized by the international gymnastics federation who want the sport to become part of the olympics but an opposing group called park or earth say they represent its true values and are against the idea of parco becoming an olympic sport. well the international gymnastics federation hope arkell will be at the paris went to twenty four games and have responded to critics who claim that they shouldn't be involved in park or f. idea wants to respond to the aspirations of those a starting get with the founders of park or consider that building bridges with a well established olympic international federation may lead to reaching a new tears for development strategy while complying with the philosophy and
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culture of particle where the two groups met in switzerland this tuesday to try and agree on a way forward to earlier we spoke to you gina minogue of park or he says that parker doesn't belong in there lympics parco is a small price not just a sport it's much much more than that. is a discipline is a philosophy for some people in terms of that and as an example the sport park or the park merrily noncompetitive practice of the sport park or has been recognised in the united kingdom as a sport its own right and our member national federation park u.k. has been recognised by the various sports councils and the government as the national federation for that sport so it's very clear that. and i use that term collectively for park or for going in and out of the plus one as it may well be known in various parts of the world. is a separate sovereign sport in its own right that's been very clear from the
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communications that's come out from earth member federations and also from various parts of the international community that have received letters of support for pocket position and also letters. stating that they have concerns fundamental legitimate and substantiate concerns around encouragement into complete separate sport. well you know his preparations for the upcoming ashes series in australia have suffered the setback with possible a sea of offend already on his way home finn is out of the five match series due to a knee injury england have two more warm up matches ahead of the first test and respond later this month. and some sad news for baseball fans former major league pitcher roy halladay has died in a plane crash at the age of forty florida police confirmed the holiday was killed when his small plane crashed in the gulf of mexico on tuesday the american pitched
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for the toronto blue jays and the philadelphia phillies he was tied in twenty thirteen. and that's it for me we'll have more sports for you later on now it's back to mary i'm in london looking forward to it thanks very much santa has more on everything we're covering all the news right here al jazeera dot com where you can watch us live as well that wraps up the news hour but much more coming up in a couple of minutes a full bulletin. on the way. a
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