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carry this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. the u.s. calls on the united nations to act against iran after accusing it of firing missiles into saudi arabia from yemen plus. this actually sending a message that this is not how we want our country to be run a test of president trumps approval as americans vote in local elections plus. i. catalonia is ousted leadership puts the emphasis back on autonomy rather than independence from spain plus. six scientists of just being locked inside this tin can behind me and they weren't becoming out for seventy days on reach out and in moscow russia keep watching to find out what all this has to do with deep space travel. the united states is calling on the un to act against iran. over the firing of
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rockets into yemen and to net from yemen and to neighboring saudi arabia now on saturday a ballistic missile was launched towards riyadh international airport from territory held by iranian backed with the rebels and yemen a saudi led military alliance has been fighting the who these since march of two thousand and fifteen saudi arabia which is a u.s. ally accuses tehran of supplying the weapon used on saturday it was intercepted before reaching its target now the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley has said in a statement she encouraged the united nations and international partners to take necessary action to hold the iranian regime accountable for these violations diplomatic editor jim space joins us live now from the united nations there's a lot of aspects a lot of angles on this story james i think probably the priority perhaps the first should be this horrible humanitarian crisis and yemen which perhaps is about to be exacerbated yes well i think many observers would say that
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saudi arabia has for many months possibly you could even argue years been strangling the supplies that have been getting into yemen the pipeline getting in to yemen now they all completely blockading yemen to really threatening the people of yemen and the u.s. is deeply concerned. 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 but 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 on the brink of famine millions of people being kept alive by our humanitarian
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operation salt 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 lowcock was very guarded in the u.n. committee hearing refusing to talk about the saudi blockade i've said all i want to say on access and i've been quite careful in they. have used the end of the meeting
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and could be seen speaking with saudi arabia's ambassador who's 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 and human rights group that's been focusing on the medical. in yemen says 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 mindset 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. but 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
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so as we were mentioning just a moment ago the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley is calling for some sort of. i don't know if action is the word some sort of response to to iran what does that mean look actually become of that. well i think it's worth first looking at exactly what ambassador haley is saying because she's not referring to the recent missile that was launched towards riyadh the saudis say she's referring to a missile in july of this year and again ambassador hailey is quoting saudi arabia and their information saying that this missile was an iranian missile she's not quoting pentagon officials or any u.s. sources she does say though this is a breach of two security council resolutions and she wants iran to be held to account of course we're going to hold iran to account you'd have to get
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a vote through the u.n. security council ultimately and there i think it's likely that russia would use its veto so i think it's unlikely that there will be any action at this stage in the u.n. forum of course it may play into any action that the trumpet ministration decides to take also worth telling you that following those comments from members of the halley there has been a response from the iranian side a letter written to the u.n. security council again i think in the end this will not go to any sort of voter action because russia would support the iranians but i don't think some of the other security council members notably the u.s. and the western countries words the iranian ambassador writing to the president of the security council saying the allegations by saudi arabia are baseless and unfounded and he says they he believes they are a threat to the use of force so are contrary to the charter of the united nations
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ok james bay is live for us at the united nations james thank you so here i guess crown princess also accusing iran of what it is calling an act of war by supplying the rebels with arms these are warning that saadi and i'm writing airports could be in the firing line then i heard a report 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. is accusing iran of what it called direct military aggression by providing hutu rebels in yemen with rockets used to target the kingdom of saudi officials have also said the very presence. of saudi arabia through
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a stretch when the lebanese government and people to finish off has belong 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 and able 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 lebanon where saudi arabia hopes it can change the balance of power saudi arabia has long criticize hezbollah it is even classified as a terrorist organization but now is using 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
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influence and power won't 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 isn't to send 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 below and the shia sect will target all the lebanese economic pressures 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
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a. beirut so is associate professor of studies at the university of oklahoma and joins us via skype from norman oklahoma and we appreciate your time so between saudi arabia saying that this this missile strike from yemen. as an act of war by iran between u.n. ambassador nikki haley saying that iran should be held to account for what is happening with the who. where is this going i mean is it just words now even their words matter is this an escalation. i think it is an escalation and of course there has been as you know tense times recently between iran and saudi arabia as part of a kind of regional rivalry and competition for influence and the rhetoric from riyadh actually has been increasing i would hope that this is only an increase in rhetoric because of course as your piece highlighted before the region is
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potentially at a precipice and i think any more fighting or violence and so on would make the situation dramatically worse for lebanon on foresight eurabia for other parties in the region and even the egyptian president who is not known for is restraint has actually cautioned the sort of these to show restraint at the present moment well why is there not been more. i mean to say maybe at outcry maybe that maybe too harsh of a word for the humanitarian crisis in yemen and now this blockade will simply exacerbate it and there's not a lot of pushback on that. yes well you're completely right i mean the the certainly the lead war in yemen has been devastating for the yemeni people and for the infrastructure and it hasn't been covered sufficiently in the western media as you know ten thousand people at least have been killed fifty thousand wounded a million have suffered from cholera and the infrastructural devastation has been
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tremendous there has been some appreciation of that so for example in june in an unprecedented measure forty seven senators in the united states voted against selling munitions to saudi arabia precisely because of the damage that u.s. may unishe ns have caused used by the saudis in yemen so there has been some realize ation and i think there's also widespread realisation that the war has not achieved any of its ends any of its goals and it's no closer to either victory or some kind of a peaceful solution there are some calm heads around at the same time the new so the administration led by the crown prince has been very aggressive in terms of a regional policy ok if i could if i could stop you there what to do you think that that is connected to the fact that u.s.
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president donald trump clearly is in the camp of the crown prince clearly he's tweeted as such it's obvious do you think that that has anything to do with this. new assertiveness if you will from saudi arabia. i think that's perfectly correct i think one needs to understand it properly it's not necessarily that donald trump has given a green light we don't know that but certainly these kinds of actions by saudi arabia have been facilitated by a receptive american administration this would not have been the case under the under the obama administration which was urging for calm which was a little more understanding and placed importance on the iranian nuclear deal and urged that iran and saudi arabia make room for one another in the neighborhood so you are correct that the trump administration has certainly facilitated this. professor somewhere shot i thank you very much you're welcome. there are state
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department says it expects saudi arabia's anti-corruption drive to be carried out in a fair and transparent way dozens of prominent saudis including leading business been and princes were detained over the weekend as part of an investigation led by a crown prince mohammed bin salman we continue to encourage the saudi authorities to pursue the prosecution of people they believe to have been corrupt officials we expect them to do it in a fair and transparent manner we call on the government of saudi arabia to do that and jordan has more and other now it's briefing from washington d.c. . she also noted that the u.s. and saudi arabia have long been allies and that basically the relationship is a strong one what 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.
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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 what they consider to be a problem of rampant corruption in their government and that they're using legal methods to try to resolve the situation a letter from kuwait samir calling for unity was read to the country's national parliament tuesday it follows the resignation of the government last week after a political crisis and fighting as a proposed votes of no confidence and two ministers resulting in the collapse in his letter the mayor and to size the need for unity in kuwait and regional tension . when the moment 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 we've had in the news hour including on the u.s.
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president heads to beijing hoping to step up the pressure on china to rein in north korea also. governments form a t.v. station in afghanistan's capital and take hostages and support kenya's first female unpick marathon champion gets her punishment for failing a drug test. as president says his country and its allies are prepared to use military action against north korea but he is open to negotiations to nuclear weapons program the issue was topic number one during his visit to seoul tony barely has more. 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 kilometers of the border with north korea following his war of words with its leader kim jong un there were fears
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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 pyongyang to come to the negotiating table he said all of a little tools will be used short of military action but he also stressed america's military capability so i think we're showing great strength i think they understand we have unparalleled strength there has never been strength like it you know we sent three of the largest aircraft carriers in the world and they're right down position we have a nuclear submarine. also positioned we have many things happening that we hope we hope. fact i'll go a step further we hope to god we never have to years 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 effect of 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 but the first since ronald reagan not to visit the demilitarized zone the border with north korea instead he went by helicopter to count humphries the largest u.s. base in south korea he later 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 in the 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 korean government is pulling out all the stops to make this visit a success they know they can afford to alienate. the united states. depends on a good relationship have a joint news conference trump announced that south korea wants 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 trump and 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
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berkeley al-jazeera so. the next stop on trump's tour of asia is china is expected to push president xi jinping to take a tougher line on its ally north korea they could prove to 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 and the man now china's president was nineteen years old and working on a farm today she jean ping is the dominant force in chinese politics he says he wants china to be center stage in the world not since my as a u.s. president had to deal with a chinese leader as powerful as she. overall. trump is getting less attention and presence and he doesn't like that because he is sort of he's
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leading the discussion on climate change and he's participate actively in the free trade discussion so bad for trying he doesn't have anything like that. last comfort for. she. definitely definitely does it'll be tensions over north korea and chinese trade practices 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 trying to go and getting nothing from the visit at first glance they appear to be very different leaders but they do have some things in common both are populist politicians both take big political risks she doing playing 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 so itinerary given his love of walls it could have provided a memorable headline adrian brown al-jazeera beijing they while in the united states voting is underway in local elections which could be seen as an early referendum on trump's first ten months in office holes to elect a governor and swing state virginia show a close race between the republican and democrat voters in new jersey will also get a new governor and both parties are looking to gain momentum ahead of next year's midterm elections i can't as following that. well there are a number of elections taking place in various states including elections for son big city mayors but most attention is being focused on the state of virginia there in the race for governor you have a democrat pitted against
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a republican north i'm coming up against speak many observers believe that this will be a real indicator of whether the democrats are coming back after that massive defeat in last year's election interesting lee both campaigns taking a leaf out of the trump playbook there has been grassroots energy by both campaigns starting from the bottom up rather than the top down in terms of political organization it's been phone calls it's been knocking on doors both republicans and democrats clearly intent on energizing the political short support base much as president trump did in his election last year importantly in virginia it two thousand and fifteen more than forty of the republican seats went weren't contested however this year only twelve republicans are not being a forty against by the democrats this is a massive increase in terms of political participation above all though the key all
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parties looking to gain traction for the crucial midterms that will happen next year and also observers looking at whether there is some kind of blowback against the trump administration at the polls that has caroline president carlists push smart made his first public appearance and brussel since spain issued an arrest warrant his message now appears to be to focus less on gaining independence and more in regaining the country's strict autonomy from spain china whole reports. from his place of the heart of europe control used to post lead economists preach to more is using every platform he can to issue an election call to arms the word. independence hardly appears but. spain has carried out a coup d'etat against the legitimate government our colleagues who are now in prison have been subject to mao treatment by the spanish authorities and spain must
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now respond to international justice. the change of tone reflects how much and how fast things have changed for the independence movement probably in the bend 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 at the same time in the minds of the politicians on 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 country that new country now under the thumb of central government the independent republic i proclaimed less than three weeks ago has been the most urgent now lifting direct rule by madrid restoring calm to learn is autonomy before deciding what to do next much will depend on the far left coupe party supporters of independents and previously kingmakers in parliament who may yet decide to boycott all disrupt
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december's election but here too the tone has changed. 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 in catalonia are beginning to accept that their dream remains a distant one journal al-jazeera barcelona the french prime minister has publicly back the secure call magazine charlie hebdo vowing to punish those who have issued death threats towards the magazine over its latest issue was attacked in two thousand and fifteen after publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammad the latest edition features a sexually provocative depiction of ramadan a muslim scholar a professor at oxford university has taken a leave of absence. of sexual misconduct including rape.
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says it carried out an attack on a television station in kabul that killed at least two people and injured twenty others it's being seen as an assault on media freedom in afghanistan jennifer glass reports from kabul. for our. attackers inside security forces outside trading gunfire and grenades when the attack at the front gate started just before many members of staff ran out of other exits some jumping from the second and third floors. we condemn this attack because it was on a group of innocent people working to provide entertainment to afghan we also give poor underprivileged afghans a voice to show other afghans how they live troops and police arrived quickly what is becoming almost routine in kabul a bomber at the gate followed by attackers on foot the compound is also home to a mine awareness museum there were children inside rescued by security forces but
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the intended target seemed to be the t.v. station. unfortunately this attack shows how difficult it is for afghan journalist to work in the media i want safe life is full of them this attack happened just a kilometer from the presidential palace and shows the government is on able to provide security for afghans and journalists. security is a main concern for all afghans hampering the economy halting education making life engine more difficult. nato is expected to announce later this week that three thousand more troops will head to afghanistan expanding their training mission here to sixteen thousand their job is to support afghan police soldiers intelligence and logistics officials top stem the flow of attacks here jennifer glass al jazeera kabul still ahead on al-jazeera sexual harassment scandals ministerial slip ups and stalled wrecks the talks what is next for britain's embattled government. it's
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doubled the pleasure perhaps for twitter users the company announces plans to increase its character count and sport will tell you about the battle taking place to control but the best an amex street sports. with. and without a very active weather system that's now moving away from the east coast of north america you can see it hit working its way away from the eastern parts of the u.s. but still just about clinging on to some piles of eastern parts of canada is still trailing its feet further south though safe some of us it's still going to be around for a little bit longer so for the southern parts of texas it was pretty wet that during the day on wednesday behind it is only a small break before the next system that's working its way down towards toronto they have the say likely to bring us
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a fair amount of snow for the west more in the way of sunshine here but we do have this spiraling out of low pressure that's mostly staying out in the pacific but is that are in bits and pieces towards that coastline so plenty of rain and substitute for some of us to prefer the towards the south most of the rain here is in the east you can see it stretching across hispania and all the way down towards columbia more wet weather here as we head through the next couple of days but meanwhile for the west. it's actually looking a lot drier now we're just seeing a handful of showers many of us seeing a lot of sunshine down towards south america and here there's also a fair amount of sunshine but quite a few showers around some of them a fairly active despite that the temperatures should make it to around twenty four they went as ari's for wednesday as that system clears away though and thursday will bring us more in the way of sunshine the temperatures will rise this time to twenty six. november on al-jazeera. in a historic visit the pope will travel to me in my bangladesh bringing more focus to
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the plight of the. a new six part series about extraordinary lives of the common people from across to me is here. is the u.s. backs away from the paris climate agreement well diplomats will be gathering in bone to restate that commitment. from the heart of asia one when east brings captivating stories an award winning film. as tensions on the korean peninsula remain high president trump mbox in a five nation tour to east asia november on al-jazeera. a mass exodus hundreds of thousands of have fled ethnic cleansing in me in march for bangladesh one of the world's poorest countries when he used investigates what their future holds at this time on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera let's make out the top stories this hour on the u.s. is calling on the united nations to act against iran over the firing of rockets from yemen into saudi arabia on saturday a ballistic missile was launched words riad from territory held by iran back to the rebels as president of trump is urging north korea to come to the negotiating table but he also stressed america is prepared to take military action the standoff over on yang's nuclear program has taken center stage during trump's told day asia tour is wrapping up a trip to seoul voting is underway in the u.s. and local elections which could be seen as an early referendum on trump's first ten months in office polls and swing state virginia show
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a close race between in the republican and the democrat. now from ation continues to march on the gunman who killed twenty six people and me and that in a church in the united states on sunday going to a local t.v. station in texas to having kelly escaped a mental health facility five years ago he was sent there for beating his wife and stepson and while in the u.s. air force kelly made death threats to military superiors and tried to smuggle guns onto an air base despite all this as robert all supports somehow he was still allowed to buy an arsenal of guns a bureaucratic failure by the u.s. 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
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a year in military prison and given 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 lease survived my was hiding under the benches and i could see him and see what he back and forth through there i know i know i was going to die that day 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 this is strange to the second wife's mother who sometimes attended the church but was not present during the rampage two men chased kelly from the
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church until he crashed his car and shot himself dead mass killings on this scale inevitably lead to calls 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 he 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
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a record of violence unmatched by any other developed country robert oulds al jazeera southerland springs texas. and having to shell a now our presidential hopefuls took part in their last debate before the country goes to the polls later on this month eight candidates took the stage focusing their attacks on the current front runner sebastian pinera who is topping the polls is a right wing candidate and a step urashima criticism minister howard today onlookers are worried a low turnout would pave the way for the billionaire businessman to win a second term in office. the british government is struggling to contain a series of scandals that threaten to further weaken prime minister teresa mayes leadership 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 jailed in iran may varchar unravels that all. the british prime minister had promised a strong and stable government to lead britain out of europe the recent weeks it
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beat 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 deans of garri 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 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
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meant to be on a family holiday it's believed she suggested some of britain's aid budget go to the israeli army to help injured syrians being treated in military hospitals the political establishment is also been engulfed in a sexual harassment scandal that forced the resignation of defense secretary michael file and. because they're investigating the deputy prime minister damian green teresa mayes closest allies also being accused of sexual harassment and of having extreme pornography on his computer he denies the claims under normal circumstances these areas where the 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 reason may has very few close allies left were ever you look you see a political crisis sometimes and it was sexual harassment sometimes there were secret bilateral deals sometimes to do with their own gaffes and ineptitude and so
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the kind of statements that they put out you were looking at as sort of only scanned there were that is hitting the government day after day after day and those were loaded to resume already very very few. two slipping away watching all of this from brussels where breaks it talks are at a standstill the leaders of the e.u. the view from europe's of a british government sinking deeper into turmoil believe barkha al-jazeera london al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud his same who has been entering the chips in prison for nearly a year now he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which strongly deny it has repeatedly complained of mistreatment while in jail he was arrested andy samberg while visiting his family. thousands of people have rallied in togo and demonstrations demanding political reform as just the latest and months of anti-government protests that have seen at least sixteen people kill more than two hundred injured but it appears the government is softening its tough stance on
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protesters saying it's open to talks with those who want the president to step down charlie bell us or parts. this is the song of opposition in togo the depth of their frustration with president for missing by as measured in days about us to just understand that nobody we're on the streets for three days november seventh eighth and ninth to demand reforms this regime everybody from north to south is fed up even children are demanding change. on the wrist his group's targo since august hundreds of thousands of rarely given a single day's resignation. the government responded with hundreds of the wrists and a ban on week day persis but this week softened its stance proteus were permitted and forty two prisoners were released supposed to say to you seeing your it is
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indeed a step forward but we are expecting more all political prisoners should be free the opposition want to introduce a two term limit for the presidency missing bay took power in two thousand and five after the death of his father who ruled togo for thirty eight years and south africa's longest serving political dynasty. we have to continue protesting in order to pressure the regime they'll end up giving up a fight against a regime of fifty years is not like a one hundred meter run in it for a marathon missing by now wants to as does the region's trade bloc and the african union who fear the instability. that opens a should lead is say they have different definitions of dialogue. the regime regularly sends militia men to infiltrate our demonstrations they're the ones who are perpetrating the violence. you saw on tuesday there were no weapons on the
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streets of laura may and these protesters appeared hopeful that the demands may finally be mayors shallop palace. it's been two years since early on was officially declared ebola free more than eleven thousand people died across west africa it was the worst outbreak in history as health care system struggle to fight the epidemic and the phrase takes a look at what's changed since then. in freetown sierra leone's capital streets are bustling again as people go about their daily lives for ebola survivor juliana says say it's a different story. like many a bullet survivors says a twenty two suffers from after effects from the disease mainly vision problems she says every time she goes to health clinics no one has time to see here she says she's not the only one. so many outs we. see on the own has more than four thousand ebola survivors and the ministry of health and
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sanitation has set up a specific program for them with free health care but there are challenges during the apollo crisis unleavened doctors and almost three hundred health care workers die from the disease and serially on making an already weak health care system even weaker syrians chief medical officer admits there is still a lack of resources to add group numbers. you know she's. over there. he says there have been improvements to such as fast response teams and emergency operation centers. the and health care workers are now better trained in i.p.c. or infection prevention and control. we emphasize more on hand hygiene. what do you do what are you what are you going to do you do your hand washing before and after. liberia along with guinea and sierra leone are also recovering from
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accusations of fraud a recent investigation by the red cross says two point four million dollars disappeared during the crisis. but there are signs of hope there are plans to tour in this area just outside freetown weren't able the treatment center once was into a five hundred bed hospital good news for people here who currently have to travel to another town for treatment but it is in the sea you have to go to what the law or. small others are just thinking about what the country endured for me. never ever go home not even see anybody would even want us to course unity big time. but on the santa verse three percent say her feeling is only frustration needed to freeze al-jazeera freetown sierra leone. the supreme court of happen again aim has rejected an application to restore electricity food and water
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services to the man asylum detention center australia closed the offshore facility last week but six hundred refugees and asylum seekers are refusing to leave as headstart say for them to move to new accommodations in the local community amnesty international says the ruling puts the refugees lives in danger pollution in india's capital new delhi is sitting dangerous levels with some reading so bad they go off the air quality scale young children won't be going to school on wednesday and older children won't be allowed to play outdoors the president of the indian medical association is calling it a pollution epidemic. the nice war is all over the city and it is very very home food. for all of us here and advise that he has been issued by the government for all of us to stay home. if it is no necessity book outside and as you can see it's going to be.
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nineteen sometime and. the situation is like this and whole city is suffering from this deadly small. for those twitter files or even this news for you twitter is doubling the one hundred forty character limit that means longer tweets for all those claiming to fit in their message the company announced the changes will be enforced in the coming days the boost to two hundred eighty characters will be available in most languages twitter product manager says that this is an exciting development hundreds of communist supporters have rallied in moscow to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the bolshevik revolution. as a. member seventh was a national holiday during the soviet era with huge military parades passing through moscow's red square russia stop celebrating after the collapse of the soviet union
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in one nine hundred ninety one. still ahead on al-jazeera and sport australia's most famous horse races dominated by one irish family santa has that story.
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six scientists are spending the next seventeen days locked inside a giant metal box and russia's capital it's part of an experiment to test the psychological effects of a mission into space or a challenge reports. for these six scientists the world is about to get very small
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through while the five russians and one german test subjects in the first of a series of experiments on deep space travel and not going to space so they'll be isolated in a pod inside a moscow medical research facility for seventeen days. among them. 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 muck spacecraft it will be there how you mandel of oratory for at least fifty different experiments directed at how humans might cope on flights to mars and beyond and limited contact with the. final waves and in through the hatch sirius seventeen will be followed by
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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 they're actually key reasons why this works it's not that the international space station isn't being used to simulate tests it is that earth based analogs are much safer cheaper and in some ways can better mimic deep space travel yes us wasn't among the designed to be and in isolation environment it does i mean here you are isolated but more and more your own crew members have 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 or get sent from mission control to the vehicle every day with nasa russia and the european space agency all
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working together this experiment is also another reminder of the truly cooperative nature of space exploration rover chalons al-jazeera moscow time for us for here sana thank you very much talking him pick math and champion to my must has been handed a four year suspension for doping he said to two year old that tested positive for the band blood booster e.p.o. in an out of the competition test in april just days before she was due to defend her london mathen title one goal to add the twenty six thousand rio games making her the first kenyan woman to win an elim pick math and title. international olympic committee has suspended a franke frederick's after being charged in a friend to 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
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twenty sixteen games the fifty year old claims that the money was a legitimate payment for cosell from sea work in the movie and had also been a member of the either the i.o.c. says frederick's is damaging to the reputation of australia's most famous horse race turned into a contest between a father and a son the from ireland the one hundred fifty seventh melbourne cup was won by rekindling trained by young irish trayner joseph a brain well known as the race that stops a nation in the event it is the world's richest two mile handicap and is worth close to five million dollars rekindling just edged out johannes to me which is trained by joseph's father aiden max dynamited finished third to make it a one two three four irish trained horses or green is the youngest ever trainer to win the race while this was a second victory for australian jockey ground tom morris is priceless and i
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honestly can't believe the market to drink even just one in the race for the coming and we need again it's just termites that i almost always on the scene also want. champion jockey. didn't get to ride in the race after suffering a big four earlier in the day or escaped serious injury but his horse rigol more not died following the incident. brazil's footballers say they can't wait to banish the memories of their embarrassing 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 qualifying to reach next year's finals or russia it went to fourteen hosts suffered a seven one semifinal loss to germany. produced i think it would be good if the world cup started in a couple of weeks because we are 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 it's going to be
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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 of a legal battle groups are claiming they are the rightful governing body of park or the sport began in france and is a discipline there 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 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 twenty twenty four games and have responded to critics who claim they shouldn't be involved in park or f. id wants to respond to the aspirations of those a starting get with the founders of park or consider that building bridges with
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a well established olympic international federation may lead to reaching a new tears for development strategy while complying with the philosophy and culture of particle where the two groups met in switzerland this tuesday to try and agree on a way forward spoke to eugene minogue of park or he says a park doesn't belong in the lympics. parco is a sport but it's not just a sport it's much much more than that is an art is a discipline is a philosophy for some people in terms of that and as an example the sport park or the primary 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. be known in
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various parts of the world. is a separate sovereign sport in its own right that's been very clear from the communications that's come out from. 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 figs encroachment into completely separate sport preparations for the upcoming ashes series in australia have suffered the setback with fast bowler steve 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 in brisbane later this month. and some sad news for baseball fans former major league roy halladay has died in a plane crash at the age of forty florida police confirmed the holiday was killed
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when his small plane crashed in the gulf of mexico on tuesday the american m l b star pitched for the toronto blue jays and the philadelphia phillies he retired to twenty thirteen and that's all is well from we'll have more later on. that's all for this news hour much more news on the other side of the break a better. the
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sam's in archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in bubble most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several berlin museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasise the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things but mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming
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a new life a lot of life is culture. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short hustle stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. i could afford four hundred people was you know here to be. the savior if that i could get that i think of that everybody wants al-jazeera selects at this time. of the united states calls on the united nations to act against iran over the firing of missiles into saudi arabia from yemen.

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