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hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next to sixty minutes tens of thousands are left homeless after a devastating earthquake strikes iran's border with iraq killing more than four hundred people saudi arabia prepares to reopen some of the yemen sports allowing aid to deliveries to resume but the main supply route will remain closed the russian president says his work with his turkish counterpart is producing concrete results on syria and creative tension at a u.s. museum where they plan to sell of artwork to raise funds for the future. i'm trying to get your oscar in doha with the day's sport it's make or break for four time champions italy who could miss their first world cup in sixty years.
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thousands of iranians have been left homeless after suffering their country's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade at least four hundred people were killed and more than seven thousand injured the u.s. geological survey puts the epicenter on the border between iran and the racks semi upon a most kurdish region most of the deaths reported so far are in iran's mountainous kermanshah province the worst hit town appears to be star pulls a hub on the iraqi side there are reports of extensive damage in the nearby town of there bondy can imran khan reports from baghdad. first responders quickly deal with the wounded in western iran a seven point three magnitude earthquake bringing schools of the injured through hospital doors. i fell from the balcony it was so fast pieces of glass fell on me and hurts. i have and. you arrivals from remote towns swell the hospital to capacity the injured continue in ever increasing number as more people are found in
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the rubble the death toll rises to the earthquake was centered on the iraq iran border near the iraqi town of halabja striking at nine eighteen p.m. local time the u.s. geological survey immediately issued an orange alert saying deaths and damage should be expected then came the first reports of fatalities on the iranian side of the border in the town of conservation people use their phones to record the devastation early reports suggest eight villages have been damaged by daybreak an estimated seventy thousand people were displaced the iranian authorities quickly moved in field hospitals and emergency equipment the country has a history of dealing with earthquakes iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world several major fault lines across the country and in two thousand and three a six point six magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of bam twenty six thousand people died although earthquakes are common in iran and here in iraq
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they're much less common and that's led to a lot of concern from ordinary people who hate in baghdad for example experience an earthquake for the very first time buildings swayed from left to right cars came to a standstill so there was real concern up in the kurdish reason we also saw shopping malls and homes being evacuated however the real damage the real concern is on the iranian side of the border people have been sleeping out on the streets and it's likely they'll spend another night out in the streets of another earthquake imran khan how does their baghdad. well i just there a correspondent tell me a fundie is on the iran iraq border any sent us this update. that we are here in the area of the arab and the can search west of selema near it seems that this recent earthquake that hit the area last night has caused serious damage to this. large cracks can be seen in the body and bridge of the the manager of daraa band told al jazeera that initial estimates show
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a large damage has been caused to the x. turn of face on the body of the day. but he said that assessing the damage internally would require sensors to make more detailed evaluations a specialist team who specialize in times of travel from baghdad and another team came from arab able to assess the diabetic and at a specialized us army team will be arriving soon to assist in assessing the volume of the damage and destruction that affected. the rocks which fell from these mountains caused massive damage either to the or the surrounding properties and other structures the tremor caused rocks to fall from these mountains and spread more than five hundred people have been injured seven from this area and one from diyala which is in the sights of this area. well joining us now from the iraqi border with iran is kareem kinnick he's the president of the turkish red cross and sir thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera first of all just give us an idea of where the turkish red president has been active and the kind of
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situation that they found. we have called until you're still in the old. elections for less money yeah. this is a disaster. they provide that. information according to information on the leg. but it pays. for. rick christen let houses in. now be our. rock. fifty five truck lot of. humanitarian goods. fifteen. five thousand tents. blankets ten
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thousand of that sent by kitchens and other constables so the. affected areas especially at the root of the areas so. iraqi red crescent on the iranian red goodison. b. are delivering. this. to the needy people and i mean i'm presuming and maybe not correctly that there's a lot of areas you haven't been able to fully assess yet especially as you mentioned the rural areas. yes the main just. getting young district in the northern part. getting some information even now from some other villages in the villages. partially in or out of the diminished after the earthquake. quakes also contributes to carry on.
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the people they predict growth. getting there are just. the weather conditions not. around ninety eight he says you stayed at shelters. so just we are. trying to make sure that all this people in the rural area. reached by the workers. are still. trying to reach them and i mean presumably you do do you need more assistance to be able not only to reach people in rural areas the relief effort and to you know potentially rescue that the missing. actually disaster. nature nature is to make two disasters if the manmade disaster. countries eleven million people. suffer
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because of disasters. more than five. and a lot of a lot of people also. have the french society so less resilience. we have to support them so. thanks. so from the epicenter. under tonight is. people also living that so yes casualties. thank you as well it is in the psych one hundred one site. able to carry on provide. services to all needy people that as a result in collaboration with iran and iraq with this and that to karen kinnick
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president of turkish red crescent sir thank you so much are finally taking the time to speak to us here on al-jazeera thank you and now we can also speak to resume rashid the research director of the national iranian american council thanks for being with us here on al-jazeera iran is obviously no stranger to earthquake this is a massive one but it's sina ones which unfortunately had an even bigger death toll and already a lot of the images going out on t.v. are causing a lot of anger how do you think this is going to impact iran politically have you seen the country is going to deal with this. you know i think the country is going to rally around the flag and really try and make sure that those in need are being addressed as best they possibly can and you've seen long queues to donate blood you've seen of rioting people trying to donate everything from food to blankets to . clothing and i think you're going to see even more of
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a robust government response in the coming days because quite frankly if you don't see that kind of response from the government then you're going to start to see increasing outrage from the people which is the last thing that the iranian government is going to want so they were just hearing there from the president the turkish red crescent talking about the kind of you know cooperation that you need between the various countries in the area do you think iran is likely to accept outside help or do you think we're still in the phase now where they're really assessing the damage. i do still think that we're assessing the damage but i would be personally surprised if your own didn't accept some kind of outside assistance whether it be from the red crescent or from friendly countries that have experience with disaster relief like japan for example so there's a precedent for it but precisely because geo political tensions with countries like the united states for example are extremely high perhaps it's a bit less likely that iran would accept any offer from the trunk of ministration
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even though i personally believe those offers are are unlikely at least at the moment i mean the numbers obviously are heartbreaking four hundred dead seven thousand homeless i mean obviously these are just the initial figures but actually when we compare we we look at the history of arad when it comes to earthquake the bad earthquake two thousand and three i mean the figure is different but around thirty thousand people dead obviously that was a massive earthquake how did it around reacted then did it allow outside help to come in or was it just a different situation. i think it was a different situation but the devastation from the earthquake in two thousand and three was was so high it was so robust that i do think you saw an increased level of. towards outside assistance from the iranian government iran also had a very serious or earthquake in two thousand and twelve and it actually required the obama administration to make some amendments to sanctions regulations that run the books to allow some of that aid and some of that disaster assistance to make it
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into the country and so that's really what we need to keep our eye on the ball here and now the iranian government responds how robust and how rabbit is it be the degree to which they accept that kind of outside assistance that you correctly know from two thousand and three and two thousand and twelve and see no funny business from the trump administration this is a humanitarian issue devoid of any kind of politics so causing any kind of sanctions complications right now would be the height of not only arrogance but frankly it would be extremely malicious as a research director of the national iranian american council sir thank you for sharing your views with us. so lots more to come here on the news hour including. the philippine president serenades his u.s. counterpart but outside the atmosphere is less harmonious plus the russian government from the channel r.t. america promises the challenge a u.s.
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ruling forcing it to register as a foreign agent and honduras has sold joe we'll tell you why their coach what did the media out of this training session that's coming up in sport. but first aid groups are preparing to send much needed supplies to yemen again after saudi arabia said it will start reopening some of the country's sports and airports saudi arabia placed a blockade on yemen a week ago after who the rebels fired a missile at riyadh the first ports to reopen that will include aid in mccalla and which are controlled by yemen's exiled government however around eighty percent of yemen's food supplies enter through the port of a dado which is controlled by the who the rebels the saudi led coalition have said the port will stay closed until the coalition is satisfied the who these cannot use it to bring in weapons well the u.n.
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is warning millions of people will die unless the coalition ends the devastating blockade and allows aid into the country thousands of tons of aid meant for yemen are stranded in djibouti from where muhammad though now reports. aid distin four yemenis loaded onto a ship in djibouti. humanitarian agencies say they in a race to respond. plows and salt tons of food and medical supplies distin for yemen are stranded in port the pro-government so do let me the chip the whole issue which is fighting the whole food labels has imposed a blockade on ports in yemen. using some of the restrictions. we're working day and night we operate three eight hour shifts we want to be ready to move as soon as we get the oil. emergency aid is usually transported from djibouti by and by sea is small. but due to the huge backlog created by the
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blockade. having to use much bigger vessels this particular consignment consists of medical supplies for the call a response. on water purification tablets as well as food for human children enter this is saying any further delay in the delivery of this aid could lead to the loss of lives aid workers say yemen's talks of fuel and drugs in school drawn out soon that is a tragedy unfolding and children are the silent weak timms since the current blockade the humanitarian community has been unable to bring in the essential food nutrition and medical supplies including scenes that are one million children at risk of diseases such as polio measles and diptheria if the essential vaccines are not brought in urgently. position between the gulf of aden and the red sea
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has long been prized by military powers. following the military lead and as the process. significance increased in the past two years because of the civil war in yemen just one hundred sixty kilometers from its coast. this world food programme hub in djibouti grain silos and climate controlled storage for bugs and other essential medical supplies there is always been. very very close to two human. transport infrastructure like. roads and airports. infrastructure in yemen has been destroyed by a war they didn't talk about a pandemic which killed at least one thousand seven hundred forty people in the past seven months in addition to many more war dead the u.n.
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says the conflict has pushed seven million yemenis to the brink of funding. aid stuck in djibouti husband never been more needed to have it at all just djibouti well saudi arabia's ambassador to the u.n. has addressed why the kingdom is only partially lifting the blockade in yemen saying the measures are necessary to ensure the kingdom security are diplomatic editor james bass has more. saudi arabia has announced that aid is going to be allowed in but only to places that are controlled by its military coalition aid is not going to be allowed to ports and airports which are under who think control the problem with that is that eighty percent of yemen's food normally comes in through the data port and that is under who think control with regard to the u.n. their statements on this are very careful because of the political sensitivity but if you read between the lines what they're saying is this is too little too late
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reports that we need access to or the wants where the humanitarian needs are the greater so that includes data and salif. seaports. obviously we welcome the opening of other other ports but those are the ones that we need later in the same room saudi arabia's ambassador flanked by the ambassador of yemen and the deputy ambassador of the united arab emirates took questions from reporters they were asked why they were planning to lift the blockade selectively these doesn't this lay you open to accusations of using starvation as a weapon of war no no far from it we are we are saying that we have had to take measures to control the safety and security of our country and we have taken these measures on a temporary basis and for a short and limited period of time we are lifting the siege in the areas where there is no threat of smuggling we are taking steps to improve the verification mechanism in the other areas and in the meantime we have not stopped the supply of
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humanitarian aid to all of you haven't from saudi arabia and from from elsewhere the saudi ambassador denied reports that the president of yemen president had he was under house arrest in saudi arabia it's perhaps remarkable that moments later he was asked exactly the same question about saad hariri the prime minister of lebanon who resigned in riyadh last week and he was still in saudi arabia. i so fighters have recaptured the city of el become our close to the border with iraq just a few days after the government and its allies took control of it it's thought i saw fighters had been hiding inside tunnels in the heart of the city which was the last stronghold inside syria. meanwhile air strikes on a market in a rebel held town in northern syria are reported to have killed at least sixty thousand people the syrian observatory for human rights says three strikes in the countryside town of occurred we are aleppo which is inside one of the deescalation
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zones agreed between turkey russia and iran it's not yet clear who is responsible for the strikes well the war in syria was also on the agenda at a meeting between the russian president vladimir putin and his turkish counterpart richard taipei don in sochi put in said their work on syria is producing call create results and it again reiterated his view that a resolution was possible contrary to an earlier u.s. russian statement he said that the escalation zones had provided the necessary groundwork. surely we have discussed the most recent developments in syria deescalation zones have done a lot to reduce violence in the region we have come to the same understanding that there is now sufficient grounds for resolution worry chalons has the latest for us from such a this was a curious sort of press conference in the topics which we had been led to believe was going to be the main discussion point here syria was actually talked about very
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little when the two men came out to meet the press afterwards of course they did discuss syria in the press conference so we can hear some of what putin had to say about it here now when you. of course we discussed the syrian issues in the background of the success of course in terrorism we decided we need to coordinate our efforts to ensure long term certainly of the situation. we need to promote the process of a political. form of the president of the joint communique was approved to ensure the integrity and sovereignty of the country in syria. person also pointed to the asked on a process and its deescalation zones co-sponsored by russia turkey and iran as being responsible for a marked decrease in violence he wants to keep that going and also say that he should meet as often as they possibly can but mostly this press conference dealt
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with trade before the incident two years ago where turkey shot a russian war plane out of the sky over the turkey syria border these two countries have had a very productive trade relationship that was completely shattered by that incident and over the last few months they have been working towards getting that back on track again russia has been lifting the embargo put in place and getting frozen infrastructure projects like energy pipelines and nuclear reactors bringing those out of the chiller and getting the moving again we haven't quite got there yet they said in this press conference but the relationship is almost back to where it was before. al-jazeera has obtained an exclusive audio recording of the posed to gyptian president mohammed morsi in court in cairo the former leader was sentenced
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to death in two thousand and fifteen in connection with a mass jailbreak during egypt's two thousand and eleven uprising morsi is already serving a twenty year prison sentence for a conviction arising from the killings of protesters during them stray sions in two thousand and twelve he's also been sentenced to forty years on charges of spying for catherine and to life imprisonment on charges of spying for the palestinian group hamas in court on monday morsi said he is completely isolated from the proceedings and has been trialled in absentia the since september the twenty fourth i've been completely isolated from the court the double glass paris i've tried to talk about the case but the court has not seen or heard me i can't a witnesses and i can't talk to them and i should communicate with the court when i have things to say and the previous sitting i heard the witness and i want to comment on what she said but i couldn't she said folks words that are not straight i'm being tried in absentia but they say i am present i don't know where i am now
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i just halted the controversial sale of two paintings by the american artist norman rockwell at the heart of the matter is whether a museum has the right to sell forks they were donated to it for safe keeping for generations to come al-jazeera is kristen salumi has the story. the works of norman rockwell provide a window into america's past smalltown twentieth century life whether it's after hours fun scene here at shuffled his barber shop or the bustle of blacksmith's boy these paintings were donated by the artist to the berkshire museum in the one nine hundred fifty s. but the museum in the state of massachusetts where rockwell lived and worked for the last twenty five years of his life fell on hard times and decided to sell them my grandfather gave them to be viewed by the people the birchers probably in gratitude. to the director and to the museum i think the museum is losing its soul
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i think it's. you know it's very clear that it is a mission around science history an art and has decided to sell the art in order to invest in the other parts of the mission. norman rockwell's descendants aren't the only ones upset about it but the museums board which turned down our request for an interview says it's been losing a million dollars a year and needs to raise money to revamp its site to attract new visitors. a massachusetts court has delayed the sale after the family of the state attorney general's office sued the state argued the sale also opposed by the association of art museum directors and the american alliance of museums may violate the museum's responsibility as a charitable trust are critically rosenbaum says the move would set a bad precedent allowing cash strapped institutions to potentially convert public treasures into liquid assets the metropolitan museum couldn't find the money for
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its expansion that it's planning to do but it didn't sell the rembrandts that's not the way to do it what you do is you pause you postpone you make some cuts i mean laid off some people and you just wait until you can get the consensus and the donors support that you need or risk the sale of iconic works such as those of norman rockwell to private collectors where the american public won't get a chance to see them kristen salumi al-jazeera. was still to come on the al-jazeera news hour playing the long game calls grow in india for the government to do more to crack down on pollution irish singer and activist bob geldof is accused of hypocrisy over his protest against me on mars leader on sense of cheat and the corruption crackdown that fee for season three former officials appear in a new york court details coming up jones forty.
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how i was still got some very unsettled weather across central parts of the mediterranean massive cloud rolling in the air swirling away bringing some very heavy downpours followed storms is the area of low pressure responsible for the big storms and some heavy snow too on the northern flank of that tightly packed ice about as well that does indicate some very strong winds across southern parts of france a mistrial when pretty uncomfortable conditions coming through here's just four cells just to zero just about getting up into double figures there you know just for london and for paris but only fifteen celsius in madrid which is not too fantastic fifteen celsius in the cloud of the rain to fall rome the heavy showers the blustery winds will continue to see as we go on into wednesday still a pretty similar picture there was some snow there just around the generic out
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further north a touch warmer for london around thirteen celsius we're getting into a cold spell of weather so well make the most of that it will get cooler in the coming days and weeks cooled off northern parts of africa fifteen celsius in the cloud and the rain that same disturbance there across central parts of the med so fifteen celsius here twenty degrees in the sunshine for about some decent spells of sunshine coming through in fine weather to across the northeastern corner of africa car with a high of twenty seven. what began as a small extremist group in africa's most populous country we learned that infected from the government to just shoot him soon turned into a battle front for the nigerian government. tried out yet why. the tourists for abducting more than two hundred schoolgirls the killing and displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origins and bloody rise of local
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been killed and more than seven thousand injured by a powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border on sunday the russian and turkish leaders of met in sochi president vladimir putin says they're creating conditions for dialogue in syria and they're confident they will produce concrete results aid groups are preparing to send much needed supplies to yemen again after saudi arabia said it will start reopening some of the country's airports and seaports. u.s. president donald trump has made his philippine counterparts at the asean summit in manila relations between the two countries have been strained since rodrigo took that they came to power he pledged to stand up to washington while fostering closer ties with russia and china but his demeanor alan duggan reports from manila detector and trump appear to be developing a cozy relationship. when he was sworn into office philippines president will be good to talk to says that could she will be cutting ties with the united states but
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now more than a year later and as chairman of the association of southeast asian nations critics a deterrent is now singing a different tune. you know you're really going to you know. he promised to pursue an independent foreign policy veering away from the u.s. while building closer relations with china and russia those who want supported him now say deter the strong man image isn't quite what it. really shows the kind of relationship there is between him and trump but with the philippines and the united states it's only your colonial relations all of many is for a truly independent foreign policy independent from the dictates of the united states of america it's donald trump's first trip to the philippines since he took
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office security experts say top of his agenda are the growing tensions in the korean peninsula he'll also be meeting with leaders of as he and member states all our diplomatic ties with north korea but have unanimously condemned pyongyang's nuclear weapons program over the weekend three was aircraft carriers carried out joint exercises off the east coast of south korea worrying many here that the situation shows no sign of the escalating the south china sea dispute is also on the agenda together with the growing influence of eitel in the region and the ruhi a crisis in me and mark the thirty and shop are meeting on the sidelines today a lateral discussion that is making many here nervous but trump says the two countries have a great relationship trump wants glossed over deterred to so-called war on drugs which has led to the deaths of more than ten thousand philip. and far from the glittering hearts of axion protests continue in downtown manila. this standoff has
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been going on for more than thirty minutes now and it shows no sign of slowing down protesters are chanting the word coup which means poppy into gallop they say philippine state forces together with the president are they going to tear down our stooges of the united states. more than two thousand people showed up and there is no shortage of zeal or anger. but the history between the two countries is so intertwined it will take more than a few protests to separate the united states from its former colony similarly dog and i'm just here in manila. the head of the maronite church has landed in the saudi capital riyadh amid speculation he may meet lebanon's prime minister saad hariri last week a spokesman for patriarch bashar rice said he'd receive a positive response from saudi arabia over a possible meeting between the two now it's believed the patriarch will deliver
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a message to the kingdom that lebanon quote cannot handle conflict hariri announced his surprise resignation more than a week ago from riyadh prompting reports that he's being held there against his will well lebanon's president says he's happy to hear that hariri will be returning to beirut soon and is considering taking back his resignation hariri made the comments in an interview in riyadh on sunday the instability in lebanon has sparked fears of a wider conflict with israel paying particularly close attention as harry forces reports now from west jerusalem. israeli troops rehearse another war with hezbollah these exercises the largest in one thousand years took place in september two months on some are wondering whether lebanon's political crisis might set the stage for the real thing this causes are going to have great concerns over the developments in the middle east the fact that the prime minister has fled to another country obviously looted destabilization in lebanon and there were already
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several areas of instability behind those fears and the extraordinary events of the last ten days which have seen the lebanese prime minister side hariri summoned to saudi arabia and announce his resignation and the leader of hezbollah accuse the saudis of declaring war the israeli media have been full of speculation about the intentions of the saudi crown prince mohammed bin sandman one theory is that he's trying to destabilize lebanon in order to spark a war in which israel would defeat hezbollah and deal a blow to their common enemy iran even if that theory were correct there's little sense among analysts here that israel would at the moment be willing to play along it will certainly be an enormous test at an early stage of the recent warming in relations between saudi arabia and israel. not least because since the last lebanon war in two thousand and six hezbollah soldiers have been battle hardened in syria and its missile arsenal has swelled in size range and destructive power on the israeli side defense minister avigdor lieberman has repeatedly this year promised
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that in any future conflict israel would seek a decisive clear victory all of which would risk a largescale conflict than eleven years ago just because both sides have incentives not to go to war doesn't mean they're not going to go to war all it takes is one miscalculation of you know from one side that the other response to and then there's a response to the response and back and forth and all of a sudden you're fighting a war that you didn't want i really gave a t.v. interview on sunday raising the prospect of his return to lebanon and even to office if his uneasy partners in power hezbollah stopped intervening in the war in yemen is a sign at least of a potential deescalation in a crisis being watched intently from israel are a force that al-jazeera west jerusalem. me and mars army has replaced the general in charge of rock and state where military crackdown the scene more than half a million orange muslims driven from their homes it's reported that major general mowing mounds saw has not been offered a new position u.n. officials have accused the army of ethnic cleansing in mass rape in an operation
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launched at the end of august. well irish singer and activist bob geldof has returned his freedom of the city of dublin award saying he doesn't want to share the honor with me and mars leader and sons who cheat of says she's association with the award is now a matter of shame even her response to the range of prices so she was given the award by geldof's native city back in two thousand and twelve also sushi with six trapped in the. city. which is taking place sure the story told her to raise top of. that she's a killer. or to be on the same. book you read the story you can see it's a rico. well as you can imagine geldof's move has provoked fierce reaction online the lord mayor of dublin city council has this missed the move as ironic while fellow you can use you to musicians have joined them in criticizing suchi for
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handling of the range of crisis saying it looks a lot like assent the reaction has been equally mixed on twitter user dar the bronze says whatever your views on bob geldof this is not about him this is about the ethnic cleansing of the range of people while sandy byrne has taken the opposite view calling him a hypocrite and this missing the move as a p.r. stunt others have taken a more humorous approach with one user suggesting geldof threaten to release another album if myanmar doesn't stop persecuting the ranger well for more on this daniela garrett joins me now he worked as a legal advisor at the international commission of jurists in myanmar he's now senior lecturer in law at the greenwich university thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera so where do you stand do you think geldof is a hypocrite this is a p.r. stunt or do you think actually this is a pretty valid way of for example getting us and a lot of other members of the media that perhaps haven't been following the cases
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closely to talk about what's happening in in me and my well high profile private initiatives like this one are are good if they highlight the human rights violations the ongoing human rights rights violations that have led to this humanitarian crisis but i think we have to be careful that the story remains one about the six hundred thousand refugees and the hundreds of thousands of people in record states suffering serious human rights violations it's ironic that not so long ago giving these awards to aung san suu kyi was a way of of emphasizing human rights violations and now suddenly it's stripping these awards is now having the same effect well obviously she got the most famous award of all didn't she she got the nobel peace prize which understand nobel committee can't take back but she's. as being hugely criticized by some fellow recipients of the nobel peace prize do you think that has any impact on how you think she is looking maybe not so much about geldof but the use of side that's meant to to and thinking you know maybe rethinking our action or lack thereof. i'm
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sure that it does have some private effect but in a repeat of the stage she's running a country. not looking at what the international community is saying and with her all the time it's important to remember that. there are good government doesn't control the military directly does not have control over key government departments like the ministry of home affairs border then security does the judiciary is incapable of monitoring and the actions of the military so that the government is in a very difficult position especially considering that most of them were former political prisoners themselves. i think the military would be very happy the way that has turned out that the attention is focused on the democratically elected person but it it goes to show you how deep the discrimination against their own injured people is it me amar where they previously hated military is now becoming more popular and
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supported by the people when for its actions in iraq and state this is obviously it sparked a terrible humanitarian crisis a refugee crisis you know where we've seen just in a matter of weeks more than half a million people managed to escape. what else apart from helping the refugees now in bangladesh what else do you think the international community could and should be doing you know unfortunately the international community is late in reacting to this human rights organizations have been warning for years that that human rights violations could only lead to this situation where there are widespread human rights abuses across the country not just in wreck and state but of course back and state is certainly there were. and it's unfortunate that it takes six hundred thousand refugees crossing a border to draw this kind of attention. and on top of that the neighboring states have shown little or no interest in including human rights in their relations with
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the state of miramar most countries in the international community prefer engagement particularly in the area of investment and trade and often at the expense of confronting the human rights violations that lead to this type of humanitarian crisis there nearly gear a former legal adviser for the international commission of jurists in myanmar sir thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us thank you thank you for almost a week the indian capital has been choked with toxic smoke hospital admissions have spiked and authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve the air quality but indians say this is being plaguing delhi for years and they want government leaders to act mariana homed takes a closer look. at first glance it looks like delhi is blanketed by a thick wintry fall but the sheer number of people covering their mouths shows this is something more sinister for almost
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a week people have been gasping for breath and hailing a toxic combination of microscopic particles and noxious fumes many have heeded the warning to stay home but some are getting tired of that we are worried about our health that's why we are we were all waiting to thank me for the last four or five days but finally without knowing how much we're going to write i will say this is it will be clearer to me at times delozier has been almost ten times worse than the chinese capsule beijing a city based on known for its special with pollution. here's what makes the smog so dangerous air quality is assessed by counting measure with a diameter of less than two point five micro metres we're talking absolutely tiny here around thirty times finer than a human here so small it can only be detected with an electron microscope and small enough to get into your lungs and pass into the bloodstream causing heart and
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respect tree problems the air quality index puts the upper limits for good ear at no more than fifty and the highest and most hazardous level on that index is three hundred plus the count for delhi at times over the last few days has climbed to double that up past six hundred mosques my make people feel better but they offer little real protection from air pollution like this experts say it's the same as smoking forty to fifty cigarettes a day construction projects vehicle fumes and home fires during winter are all being blamed but most believe farm fires are the main culprit here farmers in neighboring states clearing their fields by burning them it's against the law but it's also cheap and easy and every year state governments are accused of turning a blind eye emergency hospital admissions have risen between twenty and thirty five
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the scene government leaders have ordered the closure of more than six thousand schools halted construction and to limiting trucks to only those carrying essential supplies forecasts of rain in the coming days my office some response might but forecasters say it will only be temporary and the main time those who can a staying home but many others in delhi simply can't afford to nor do they have the money to get to hospital when the smokey gray has becomes too much to be here. to syria. the chief editor of the kremlin funded t.v. channel r.t. america says it will comply with a demand by the us government to register as a foreign agent but the network says it will challenge the issue in court r.t. previously known as russia today says it presents the russian view on global events and cover stories ignored by western media alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . r.t.
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has been broadcast around the world since two thousand and five initially calling itself russia today it says it presents an alternative view of the world away from western centric networks of politicians in the u.s. claim it traffics in conspiracy theories and works as a propaganda arm of the kremlin after being accused of influencing the last presidential election it's been forced to register as a foreign agent under a pre world war two a law that worked to block poor nazi propaganda channel will now have to file by annual reports to the u.s. government flag backing from the russians now because the syrup would use me just imagine you work in media and you should sign anything you do with foreign agent or produced by a foreign agent how does it feel for any media for interviews that you do to be declared to the institutions and ministries this can't be called working these conditions are aimed at destroying us as mass media the state department has said in the past that this will not impact on what broadcasts when the united states
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tells someone to register under a foreign agent requirement we don't impacts or a fact the ability of them to report news and information russia's embassy in the us says the order to register is an attack on press freedom one analyst says it's not government you know tourism boards have to register as foreign agents. things that don't that aren't even involved in politics so that the notion of that that this is some nefarious law that's attempting to squelch alternative views or to to censor foreign governments and their abilities to reach out to the american public is absurd last month russian president vladimir putin wonder could be a midget response to the u.s. action photo done to ensure in this case we will do it only in kind and quite quickly as soon as we see steps to pressure media there will immediately be an answer. to the russian parliament has already begun discussing legislation which
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would require for international broadcasters including the news channel c.n.n. to register as for need to alan fischer al-jazeera washington. so the comment here on the al-jazeera news hour the british foreign secretary apologizes of our comments he made about a british iranian national jailed in iran and this said it fell apart i will never turn his back on the game again details coming up of joe in sports. business update brought to you by chance are they always going places together.
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business updates brought to you by chance are they always going places together. the british foreign secretary has apologized for causing the stress after comments
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he made about a british uranium national jailed in iran now isn't in the gari ratcliffe is accused of spreading propaganda about the country johnson complicated matters by claiming she'd been teaching journalism zakari radcliffe had worked for the b.b.c. and thomson or his foundation but insisted her trip to iran had been a family visit needs barker reports. the u.k.'s foreign secretaries been accused of cloud issue incompetence over his handling of nasa teams the gaar iraq lives imprisonment not to mention mounting calls to resign now an attempt by boyce johnson to set the record straight the british government has no doubt the misses agree rectally was in iran on holiday and that was the sole purpose of her visit and i ignore each of the words are used were open to being misinterpreted i apologize i apologize to mrs cigar iraq and her family if i inadvertently
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cause them any further. dozen names or garri radcliffe was arrested in iran last april she was charged with spreading propaganda and jailed for five years she said she was in the country with her baby daughter to see her parents that are iraqi lives husbands been urging the government to do more for the past twenty months with johnson's own political future in the spotlight the case is now getting more attention and i mean honestly i think it's good for nothing that people know about case and can see the injustice that's going on but obviously make the high stakes politically and make this other politics going on and that's all quite intimidating beyond what we're interested in which is just. prime minister theresa may as hell phone call to the iranian president to discuss the case further the british government is said to be considering diplomatic protection to safeguard her release more details are expected but there's now a new sense of urgency to guard iraqi was being monitored for possible breast cancer course i apologize for the distress for the suffering that has been called
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broad deals cast a shadow over british iranian relations and brings the competence of to reason mase government into question leave park al-jazeera london. and now it's time to get all the sports news where joe and joe it's a sad day for italy isn't it. i'm sorry to have to break this nice to you barbara but yes that's it it's really out of the world cup for the first time in sixty years yes that's right the four time champions failed to do what they needed to in the second leg of their match with sweden just moments ago the swedes went into this one holding a one nil lead from the first much in stockholm and this will result in milan means that they go through to russia twenty eighteen and italy on now out well island's coach is urging his players to draw inspiration from the euro twenty sixteen play off against bosnia ahead of their world cup qualifying showdown with denmark there
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at home for the second leg on tuesday off to holding the danes to goalless draw in copenhagen in two thousand and fifteen island want to know in dublin after drawing the first leg we've had the experience of a couple of years ago most almost of the day and those were and i mean. the evening in dublin is really fantastic and fascinating and. i know i think some of the players can draw on some part of that but i think they're probably trying to create their own experiences to. as you mentioned the crowd are really. really important even important. in order much is needed even given it's phenomenal support and. you know i think that. sometimes i think the strain is more. everyone is fifty. we just have to continue after the game in copenhagen which
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ended their lives just. take tonight's next ninety minutes and try to get a goal that these men go. if we were to get one goal they have to score two so it's obvious that we. we'll be doing that we what we did in the copenhagen which was. actually very good after a bit of planning because we had a ball a lot be created chances enough to get a go but sometimes you don't succeed well with sweden's place now decided with that when over italy there are just three places left to be decided ireland and denmark of course are out for one peru play new zealand for another and australia take on hunger as to see who will go through the socceroos true no mail in the opening leg in central america without star player tim cahill has been nursing an ankle injury the team flew back on a specially chartered plane kids that with high tech recovery quitman cahill now
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says he'll be fit to start on wednesday. when you just had to be done there to get us to the stage we choose to finish it off even now it's about enjoying the moment you know i don't really fazed about the occasion i can't wait for the opportunity to create more history and also for us to write a. full house i want to be the style of football that we play and the status of these players in the set up where they are stored you know i'm looking forward to a positive result cahill may not be fazed by the occasion but the hundreds coach was a little stressed at training earlier he argued with a fee for official to try and close the session to media there's plenty of bad blood between the australian on hunger and media in the lead up to the first leg and jorge luis pinto believe someone may have leaked inside team information to the australians ahead of the game now it's been more than two years since u.s. prosecutors launched their early morning raid on feet as top echelons at
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a meeting in switzerland it was part of a widespread corruption investigation into football's governing body and now three former officials are facing racketeering and bribery charges in the new york court josie maria marion the former president of brazil's soccer federation will stand trial alongside one and help the person who's the former president of south american soccer's governing body kumble and peruse former federation chief manuel. burger and the former guatemalan soccer chief is also already serving an eight month sentence as part of the same investigation. now world tennis number one rafael nadal is struggling in his first a.t.p. world tour finals match he lost the first set seven six today it's five zero now in the second and the first ball garion to qualify for the tournament in its forty eight year history as one of gripping encountered in the trough of becoming austrian dominic t.m. six three five seven seven five in what was the dubbed the back of the pack.
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fans who go to watch live sports will know the role that you always keep your eye on the ball one n.f.l. pile will never turn his back home play again after this jeff rice was blindsided on a punt return during denver's game with new england and landed on his head he stayed down for several moments and was later concert off the field by medical stuff and this was for now back to barbara in london joe thank you but that is it for this news hour was there with us starting to be back in just a few minutes with more of the day's news thanks for watching.
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it's the end of the breeding season as we take a ferry through the straits of magellan to mark the island today the island is a penguin colony sanctuary with access to tourists accompanied by foot nanda sent penguin expert cloudy old 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
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diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins swim further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastics are also killing penguins. and i was told by the pakistani army to the americans and we've got held in guantanamo the number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial they had to pay for that they were missed. or screamed would be beaten again a quest for a better life but ended in a concentration. of one tunnel no twenty two this time on al jazeera. tens of thousands were left homeless after a devastating earthquake strikes in iran.

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