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particular war if we want to tell the story of war the narrative will war or talk about the bringing people to justice after this conflict comes to an end the white helmets are going to be fundamental with regards to this part i say this because it's difficult to frame it in the russia us agreement because russia and the assad regime in particular they resent the white helmets with a particular venom mainly because they have been in key instrumental part in the p.r. campaign against the assad regime and against russia in bringing to light some of the atrocities that have happened in this war we've heard stories in the past of assassination attempts on white helmets on targeted bombings against places where you find volunteers from the white helmets so i think with regard to the evacuation it may well be that this is outside a u.s. russia repression and perhaps more of keeping a wild card in the event that syria becomes and it looks on course to become a more russian allied state then the u.s. state i would think that the assad regime in particular would not particularly be happy with the white helmets being evacuated i think with regards to the excuse
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that they were being surrounded they were being blockaded by the assad forces on one side and isis forces on the other side this situation has happened before and we haven't seen an evacuation of this scale before so it's a bit difficult to ascertain why exactly these white helmets in particular were being evacuated i think personally this is part of a broader vision simply just to keep a wild card in particular should the western governments decide at some point to pursue some sort of punitive measures against the assad regime in future or that was going to be precisely my next point so nicely transition does it open up more of a possibility for perhaps legal action against the assad regime. i think legal action but when we see legal action it shouldn't be said with that with the hope that something serious or something punitive will actually happen to that said regime if we look at the real politic the situation on the ground as it is
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said has restored almost ninety percent of his territory in the south the revolutionary forces are now in retreat they are all being gathered up in it live and all that is left in syria is for the assad regime for the russians to launch one final attack on it live in order to break the back of the syrian revolution which is a tragedy in my particular opinion however with regards to pursuing legal action these white homeless will be integral in telling the story in other words it will not it will prevent a set from telling the story that he was victorious against terrorist organizations the white helmets will be integral in telling the tragedy of a story of a people who wanted freedom and justice but were suppressed in quelled by a vicious and tyrannical regime backed by russia backed by iran backed by these various different powers sammy have these stay with us because we've got more to chat about when it comes to syria this is one aspect which we need to also touch upon in the reports the russian military police have had to step in to let syrian rebels resume their journey to the country's north now militias loyal to iran
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apparently block this convoy of buses near the city of homs for more than seven hours they were eventually allowed to go through after the russian intervention the rebels and their families were being taken from nato to italy a province in the north it's part of a deal to surrender southern areas to the syrian government so back to sami hamdi once again what does this say about a the level of coordination between the pro. forces on the ground there rainy and the russians that you know if this if there is this sort of you you know green light from the russians to go ahead and then iranian militias step in. i think the problem with the with the way we've talked about syria in the past is that it's we've oversimplified it in the sense that we've said there's iran there's russia there's syria and even i've been at fault at that however when we talk about the ratio for example between russia and said it is not entirely one or does the other there is unilateral action that is taken by asad
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with regards to iran and its militias in syria some of these militias have in the past taken unilateral actions so for example in areas where we've seen demographic changes or agreements to switch populations whether it's share population for a sunni population we've seen militias go outside of the fold of iran's orders and for example detonate a bus with a load of refugees i think in this particular case this is a militia which acted outside of orders when teheran heard the news on moscow heard the news they got together they discussed with each other they reassured the orders maybe even threaten that militia that they had to abide by the conditions for the transfer of some of these particular refugees so i think in this particular case this is a militia that stepped out of bounds and the russia had to send in its own police in order to restore some sort of order but as you said it shows that the coordination is not as strong as everybody thinks and even if the syria conflict ends with a a semi victory this doesn't suggest that they're all going to be friends after the
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syria war finishes their meal very well be and i do think this will put this will happen that as it may fall out with moscow and with teheran to her own will fall out with moscow and we may genuinely see a new phase of this particular conflict that sees syria become a battle of proxy of proxies. or opinion of some thanks so much sami humvee that. and france is sending fifty tons of medical aid to the government controlled area of the nickel to the eighties being sent on a russian plane the first time a western country has sent material to syrian government controlled areas with moscow's help when forces re took east in the hotel in april after a siege lasting several years hof a million people lived there but very little aid has actually made it in more than a thousand jewish settlers have and to some mosque compound in occupied east jerusalem triggering a standoff with those that mocking
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a holiday to commemorate the destruction of the ancient jewish temples in jerusalem police arrested people from both sides following confrontations along some mosque islam's third holiest sites jews believe the compound is where its biblical temples once stood it's been the most contested piece of territory since israel occupied east jerusalem in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven momentum jhoom has more from the west jerusalem palestinian muslim worshippers consider this always to be a provocation so it is nothing new that there are these flare ups that happen in that area but on a day like today this is a holiday that commemorates many disasters throughout jewish history you're going to see more settlers that want to access the compound that's why there was such a large number of them this morning and that's why there still is a large contingent of them in the area that are trying to get in the compound so at this point it's really a wait and see we're going to have to see how it develops the next several hours of course it has been a very tense period these last several months here and on
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a day like today it really just highlights how any little thing can really lead to bigger conflagrations the hope at this hour is that things will calm down but there is a lot of concern that things might get worse the clashes might get worse these these pushing and shoving incidents these provocations that they could lead to something bigger. israel's defense minister has suggested that restrictions on gaza could be lifted if the truce holds door lieberman says israel will reopen the main commercial crossing and expand the fishing zone on tuesday as long as the cease fire remains in force funerals have been held for have us pfizer's killed by israeli airstrikes in gaza on friday dozens of hamas positions were targeted after an israeli soldier was killed at least four palestinians died. plenty more still ahead on the news hour including we look at the political choices on africa as voters prepare for pakistan's general election. just weeks after a devastating floods japan is now struggling to cope with
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a heatwave. and these two say you are to the world as the two year countdown to the tokyo olympic games approaches details coming up in sports. now the iraqi national security service has admitted to holding hundreds of people suspected of terrorism for months that's despite its chief denying those allegations back in april according to human rights watch the agency has been keeping them at a facility east of morsel the city was retaken for myself just over a year ago thousands of people were arrested during the three year operation there are concerns many innocent people were detained in the chaos human rights watch visited one crowded facility where hundreds of men and boys were held something more than a year former detainees describe people being tortured to death or to the point
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where they became half paralyzed al jazeera is a manhunt joins us now live from the capital baghdad so as i mentioned this is a bit of a u.-turn compared to officials denials and april what prompted this one eighty. well what prompted it was a human rights watch team actually going and investigating whether firstly this detention facility actually existed in mosul and how and how many people were in it what they discovered was that there were at least four hundred twenty seven detainees currently being held in that facility but that's just part of the story what human rights watch are really concerned about is whether the national security service have the or florida to be able to hold detainees particularly without charge you know a lot of these detainees have been in prison for years or months in this facility they haven't had access to a lawyer and i have to say one of those reasons is because iraq the law is simply
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refused to represent people who they say fought. it's a real concern for human rights watch they want clarity on whether the n.s.a.'s the national security service are allowed to hold these detainees they've had contradictory statements coming out from the n.s.a. saying no we don't have the authority to hold detainees or we're not holding detainees to now saying well actually we do have the authority to hold detainees that we are holding. detainees now the law itself is also included lee opaque when it comes to all of this is a bit murky the law itself says that detainees can be held by iraqi security forces but whether the n.s.a.'s comes under that remains to be seen so what human rights watch are really looking for is clarity can the n.s.a.'s hold these people without charge in particular the fact that they let him in rights watch in the fact that they've now made this admission i mean does it told indicate a wider willingness to address sunni grievances about the terribles been going on
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for a while now doesn't it. it has been going on for a while and human rights violations of always been a very controversial topic here in iraq you speak to a lot of people in the security services to get you off the record what they'll tell you is that we can't fight with one hand tied behind our backs we need to be able to detain people to get information and sometimes we have to go the extra mile to be able to do that but there is also international law to be considered here there's also an iraqi law to be considered here which gives detainees the rights. to do process also to a lawyer and also to be able to go in front of an investigative judge and to plead their cases know a lot of that hasn't happened iraq says it simply got too many detainees to be able to do that quickly and it is going through all of the cases individually one by one and giving people due process but that's a real concern for human rights watch groups that say it's not happening quickly
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enough or i will leave it there for now in baghdad thanks for that. tension is rising in pakistan the head of wednesday's general election candidate for the party has been killed in a suicide attack sardar. died from his injuries after his car was targeted he was a former agriculture minister and the. area three other people were injured in the attack meanwhile the leader of the pakistan muslim league now as a party has been jailed for life after being caught misusing the chemical f adriene . he was found guilty by an anti narcotics course in a case relating to supplying the drug to a smuggler seven other people were acquitted our correspondent
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is in lahore so it's been reports of violence already how smoothly is the whole campaigning for us is going. well it is it is extremely difficult for coming to the outskirts of especially in the problems as. this is the war in incidents of violence that we've seen in the last few weeks. they may not more than one hundred fifty lives. in baluchistan in this particular attack. on the area or they were going to what was coming out of his house when a suicide bomber exploded himself near his vehicle so it didn't goes to show the precarious situation of security in progress. in the last few years the military has been carrying out a number of operations in the tribal areas in northwestern pakistan as well as in the south and the by and large especially in the cities you see the situation has improved tremendously but these areas which are closer to the afghan border there
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is a lot of infiltration according to pakistani security agencies which they are trying to make a border fence along that border village understand that they say there is a lot of elements who are still there trying to disrupt the political process and the vigils and addicts who are taking part in the political process are ultimately paying the price one of the themes of this election was talk about mainstreaming political. mainstream militant movements to what extent is that happening. well there's been a lot of criticism by human rights organizations and activists who are saying that the number of mainstream. the number of a right wing parties who were on the fringe that have come forward is astounding just saying that by now we heard the speaker of the opposition. saying that this by this means stifling our freedom of speech of these people
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coming to into the forum of the parliament they won't allow us to speak and there have been other allegations that they were trying to steer away into the political arena so these parties include. including anderson that the. campaign a few weeks ago we heard from. the united nations in a terrorist. taking part in the political process has been allowed to campaign and also now not just. the islamic but the means are out in force they have been holding rather violent actions in the last few months and they are out in force as well campaigning on the. very divisive issue of something which is very committed which has been sparking various sorts of violence in pakistan in the last few months and this according to many activists and according to analysts is a dangerous situation where pakistan. these people would be in the parliament
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making laws which should be governing the life of all of. these people who are fringe of a very flawed right. women's rights campaigners have welcomed india's decision to scrap taxes on sanitary pads women in poor rural areas couldn't afford the items when a twelve percent tax was imposed last year girls often skip schools during their periods to avoid facing stigma the parents are now officially listed as essential items. at least eleven people have died in the heat wave across japan temperatures reached forty degrees celsius in some areas thousands of people have been taken to hospital health workers are urging people to drink more water than on their condition is and avoid being outside prevent heat stroke. before work today i have to be outside the whole day and i'm not used to this heat i knew it would be hot
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today but i didn't think it would be this hot so i am a little worried. because. this is way too hot i can't stop using a wet towel all day and i froze this bottle of water so that i can take something cold with me. well he remains the story in europe too right rob every continent in the northern hemisphere but what's going on this hot summer is just a hot summer i think the weather pattern stuck in one place we are pumping air from the south all the time and the sun of course is at its height i mean i've not heard yet of any deaths in europe but he strike is certainly on the cards when you see temperatures in the size of gone from fourteen eastern turkey back to around the thirty rock so this is in excess of thirty four maybe not surprising for southern europe this is the hot part of europe but as you probably know it's not just been southern europe recently northern europe the last week or so has been excessive thirty for many places particularly scandinavia it's twenty nine ish which is
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a bit of a cooling trend if you like but there's been no significant change to the general over heat we're talking five or six degrees above where it should be fairly typically and surprise of surprises are forecast next five days for london we're up in the thirty's regularly the same is true for stalker you don't see this for the last time we saw this is probably nine hundred seventy six for london so that's the heat forecast records for many is surprisingly good i mean this is just a bit of video from germany bit of fun for you the children love it they can play in the fresh water which is nice and cool just to take care of the heat now with this heat there was a coup. yes usually a thunderstorm at some point and they certainly been getting increasingly obvious in central and east years some big totals in the last what twenty four hours or so in fact we had one report not far away from geneva on the french side of the border of twenty centimeters of hail snowplows out anyway as i said there was some sort of stuff around and it won't change the heat at all it'll just carry on as
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a typical european summer on the hot side sunny thanks so much rob wall space x. has successfully launched his latest and most powerful version of the falcon nine rocket. the live little the skies over florida telstar nineteen vantage satellite was deployed into orbit only thirty two minutes after takeoff it will supply broadband services to customers throughout the americas in the north atlantic region. still ahead on al jazeera. and al qaeda. protests and intimidation rallies in support of may god was president why his opponents go into hiding. hoping to play to their own muslim minority in the philippines awaits a presidential order that could end the fourteen year war and in sports we'll tell
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you how the man once known as a new hero verdon debut with the japanese wife. next can get a lot of chess. after years behind bars he has to be strategic to stay out of prison with his friend and chess master he's planning his next move to get back to society. that saved his life discovering new filmmaking talent from around the globe if you find latin america chess lessons on the house you see. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the
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swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber for remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the route. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. and monday put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their
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days looking forward to for dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the you're. welcome back you're watching out zero time to recap the headlines there's been an explosion outside kabul airport shortly after the return of an exiled afghan vice president of the rashid at least twelve people have been killed just to the left last year after being accused of sexual abuse and torture against a political rival. some white helmet rescuers have been moved out of syria's and
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southwest through the israeli occupied golan heights at the request of the u.n. the united nations says it will resettle about four hundred twenty of the volunteers and their families in western countries israel's defense minister has suggested restrictions on gaza could be lifted if the ceasefire with hamas holds the truce was brokered between the two sides following violent confrontations on friday. a group that rescues migrants from the mediterranean sea is planning to file a manslaughter complaint against the. here's coast guard proactive open arms says a woman and a child died when they were left stranded and their boat was deliberately destroyed because their love has how they are has more than. a desperate rush to save lives it's the moment to rescue workers the stranded migrants in the mediterranean forty year old woman from cameroon are still alive but for another
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woman and a toddler it's too late but it's the difficulties we've experienced to save just one single life have been unbelievable aid group rocked either open arms found the migrants and say the deaths were no accident it's accusing libya's coast guard of manslaughter the rescue team says libya's coast guard intercepted about one hundred sixty europe of bound migrants the two women and a toddler apparently refused to board the vessel as a result the rescuers allege the libyan coast guard abandoned the migrants and slashed their inflatable boat with a knife emotion you know we have the knowledge that the court of palmer to me orca the captain of the three ideas for negligence and for reckless homicide and we're going to do the same with the captain of the libyan patrol which is a member of the libyan coast guard for negligence and for homicide on saturday the rescue boat arrived in the spanish island of new york with the now hospitalized my one woman and the two lifeless bodies. they say politics came before she minutes
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hereon assistance the rescue group says it was denied proper help which made their four day journey across the mediterranean longer than needed don't they dahlia both italy and monitor refused to let us disembark the copses on the ground they only wanted to take charge of the medical evaluation but they did not accept the bodies the libyan coast guard denies the accusations it says it rescued one hundred sixty five migrants in that same area last week without leaving anyone on board but the rescue team insists this case has broader political implications that's been set it's unthinkable for a country of the european union for my country to finance a libyan coast guard which we can testify leaves people alive in the middle of the sea and is responsible for homicide a desperate journey with a tragic end that's claimed the lives of so many migrants now a call for political action when humanitarian help alone is not enough can't see
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a lopez so the young al jazeera for the first time in its history the u.n. is trying to reduce down the drownings in bangladesh it's the leading cause of child death in the country every day forty six people drown most of them children the u.n. hopes raising awareness will change that kristen salumi has more. in bangladesh a country crisscrossed by nearly twenty five thousand kilometers of rivers and nearly six hundred kilometers of coastline drowning is the leading cause of death among children every year some fifteen thousand die. mom hema big goon was working when she briefly lost track of her two children last year a boy and a girl. i have no choice but to work things like cooking and household chores while we are working it's not easy to remember where our children are most
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of the time like it happens to me i lost track where my children were and this is how such accidents take place. she found their bodies in a nearby pond most drowning deaths in bangladesh happen between nine in the morning and one in the afternoon when caregivers are busy doing day to day work experts say perhaps not surprisingly that the proximity to water increases the risk of drowning in bangladesh it's never far away this picture terrifies me this photo exhibit at the united nations headquarters in new york called just one inch of water is meant to highlight the dangers as well as point to ways to reduce the risks the scale of the problem is huge so it's bigger than the number of deaths in childbirth every year but it's never been addressed in the un's history it's never had any political attract attention at the united nations day care centers like this one provide not only an education for children but also a way to keep them out of trouble. if i leave it there are ponds ditches and canals
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near almost all the village homes and in the monsoon these areas get inundated by floodwater this becomes very risky for the children swimming lessons are also crucial to reduce accidental deaths in countries like bangladesh where water sustains life but also claims the lives of so many christian salumi al-jazeera. least eleven taxi drivers have been killed in south africa off the gunman opened fire in a minibus they were travelling in towards johannesburg for passengers were wounded . supporters and opponents of the new guide was president have resumed protests in the capital managua and to government demonstrators won daniel ortega to resign but here hughes is the more crossing a coup with the help of the catholic church and the u.s. has many other sanchez reports from what i wore many protesters have gone into hiding go out the ok they weren't students they were criminals that's
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how supporters of the guy one preceded the new day gusty opponents to the government were yes but yet they see students and other protesters are responsible for the deaths of police and confrontations in the past weeks. and they say government opponents have committed atrocities of mint officials say anti-government protesters said the body of a policeman on fire but not money we are here for all the fallen police men all of them who have been tortured ok well ok but these demonstrators say they want justice for pro-government supporters who have been killed in these past three months all by lives but they say the government must continue its security policy to bring peace to the country. that policy for many government opponents means persecution. c.d.'s a psychologist who spoke from an undisclosed location for her safety says security
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forces are on a which and. we are terrified because we now have to live like criminals they are killing us out there they are walking freely and those of us who are fighting for freedom and our country must hide. she says many students and other protesters are in safe houses and many parents don't know where their children are at this human rights organization parents say they too are being harassed for years i hear them ask uniformed police three or four vehicles and very well armed that's why i'm terrified. government officials say opponents are lying. mountains of. students who had. been arrested and turned over to the church repeatedly as you can report also repeatedly turned over to the church i think we have to get out of this we have to get into responsibilities of
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the case by case analysis of who is responsible for it. if found guilty on terrorism charges protesters could face twenty years in prison under a new law. at this human rights organization to police officers handed in their weapons and uniforms and asked for protection not wanting to fight anti-government demonstrators they too went into hiding. with the innocent man now when he got out. the head of the international monetary fund and finance ministers of the g. twenty who are in argentina and that's bringing thousands out onto the streets not happy at the government's decision to take a fifty billion dollars loan from the i.m.f. from. reports. left wing groups gathered to protest against the international monetary fund in one aside is on saturday. last month the
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i.m.f. stepped in to shore up the argentinean economy with a fifty billion loan agreement but people like the boy believe it won't help improve people's lives. we already had the i.m.f. and a crisis we know what happened in greece they will fire state employees they will reduce salaries and take away workers right what is today one. argentina's economy has been struggling in recent months due to a drop in investor confidence in emerging economies their currency lost over forty percent of its value and inflation has continued to rise these people. are protesting just a few blocks away from where the g twenty finance ministers and central bank governors are meeting why they were prevented from getting closer by security forces this people that you can see here i hope christine lagarde director of the i.m.f. with him will cite as we hear the m.f. it be years that the austerity measures implemented by the government. will
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generate more poverty and unemployment but christine legarde who came to attend the g. twenty summit showed strong support with what modi is trying to do there has been significant progress in terms of monetary policy as well where clearly the measures that have been taken by the bank of restored and managed a much better situation with less volatility more transparency of. protest because of policy suggested by the i.m.f. are not unique to argentina there has been strong opposition in countries like jordan and haiti international n.g.o.s like oxfam and others have suggested at the i.m.f. should rethink its standard recipe.


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