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from justice becomes a blueprint for national reconciliation. witness and this and warrior on al-jazeera. just a week after warning iran about threatening the us donald trump says he's willing to meet the iranian president without precondition. i'm ready to meet any time they want to do no preconditions no they want to meet only any time they want. logan pieces over here in doha you're watching out is here also coming up a high turnout for zimbabwe's presidential election but opposition parties cry foul despite being endorsed by robert mugabe. another round of diplomatic talks to end
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the war in syria as bashar al assad steps up the offensive against isis. left in legal limbo four million people in assem state may lose their indian citizenship because they can't prove they arrived before nine hundred seventy one. u.s. president donald trump surprising everyone by saying he'd be willing to meet the iranian president hassan rouhani at any time and without preconditions the two men have been locked in an escalating war of words ever since mr trump withdrew the u.s. from the landmark twenty fifty nuclear deal alan fischer asked the story. the u.s. president's surprise offer came during a news conference at the white house with italy's prime minister no preconditions no they want to meet only any time they want any time they were the u.s. violated the deal is signed with iran and its international partners when president
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trump announced in me the u.s. was pulling out even though there was no indication iran was in breach this was a horrible one sided deal that should have never ever been. he don't get for months it was a terrible deal and vote to scrap it when he became president his offer to talk with iran's president well threw up many more questions and local conditions means that he's ready to sign on the dotted line so to speak with the iranians so will that be acceptable to the region to the powers in the region to the g.c.c. specifically saudi arabia and the us. i doubt that we've been here before they will be met with fire and fury donald trump very north korea and its leader before agreeing to a meeting and earlier this month he met russian president vladimir putin in all sinking at a top level summit it'll be interesting to watch the reaction to donald trump's offer when barack obama was in the white house and said he'd be willing to meet the
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iranian president he was heavily criticized by republicans democrats and by many right wing commentators who no largely support donald trump. one additional problem might be who would broker a summit with iran or south korea pave the way for the meeting with kim jong il in france might be an option president emanuel mccraw had arjen donald trump not to walk away from the iran deal during a state visit to washington is links with tehran and that might open up the necessary diplomatic channels there are voices senior people in this white house have been very critical of the iranian government and called for its removal but this is donald trump's white house if you want something to happen then it could and soon alan fischer al-jazeera at the white house. has more from tehran. donald trump has said over and over again that he's america's man to go shoot a better deal with iran iranians have repeatedly said there is no ready to go shooting a nuclear deal that they signed three years ago and that is the point it was
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reiterated by a political deputy a lower level official in the president's office in a tweet tonight in which he basically made the point that if donald trump believes in talks if he believes in the goshi ations then he has to appreciate the process of negotiations as well and respect the outcome that's already happened his suggestion to move forward on what he called was a rocky path was for the united states to stop all of its hostile rhetoric towards iran and rejoin the twenty fifteen nuclear deal to join comprehensive plan of action now in daylight hours iranian leaders are expected to take a look at this term unconditional it's very different from the twelve points that was put out by the u.s. secretary of state might prompt a zero in may in which preconditions were laid out for any talks to restart with iran and here it was viewed as tantamount to conditions of surrender so that is something very different and in terms of the north korea model the trump is trying to push there are a few reasons why it is unlikely to work with iran iran is
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a regional powerhouse and it is right now on the upswing with military successes in iraq and in syria and we can't forget that iran is it one of the largest oil producing nations in the world so it's not in the same position as north korea and it's also unlikely to see a photo opportunity with the united states with president trump as beneficial for itself domestically. is a national security and foreign policy analyst he says donald trump does not consist of the process or the fallout of his actions when it comes to diplomacy. after allies at nato or now in this case and so president trumps unconditional invitation that iranians are israelis in the saudis are baffled and some extent scared we can't know if he cannot go on not being able to carry on the work and support and commitments of an american president the president says one day that
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he's committed to nato and russia that he's not when the president says one day that you know he's going to have it on your on or he's going to bring fire and britain or north korea next you know he's calling kim jong un a hero or he's in by the iranian president unconditional talks and that's very different just give you also another sort of footnote here moments ago might compare your state one on twitter and tweet it sort of and now that the iranians have to meet a certain number of conditions for the american side to actually meet them so there are certain things that the u.s. is the matter so but the reason the adults i mean we're told by jim mattis we're talking about some extent you know at this point they're always on cleanup duty after the president in helsinki in singapore and now at the white house after the president said he would meet with iranians that iran's leader unconditionally there's been a big turnout in zimbabwe's first election with the longtime leader robert mugabe
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seventy five percent of voters came to cost the ballots that's higher than last poll in twenty thirteen election observers say in some areas voting didn't go smoothly but in others it was disorganized paramatta reports now from harare. counting has started in what some are calling zimbabwe's historic election is the first photo with the on the ballot in nearly four decades. the man who is now in charge president in a similar promise of the general elections period will be peaceful. or doing today is feasible i will no doubt end presence of the. electoral process and presumably. the main opposition leader nelson chamisa says he's confident of winning by more than sixty percent if the polls a free and fair way that people have spoken the people are speaking and it's clear that the vote is a vote for victory one for freedom and one for democracy and one for
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a new zimbabwe robert mugabe voted in an opposition stronghold in harare the day before the election he says he would not vote for or the rulings on the party because they forced him to reside in of india. the european union election observer mission says the elections were in some cases very smooth but in others totally disorganized. thinking something consistencies rich very mean. able to makes a judgment a final judgment that this was the better of the lecture and all over all a zimbabwean election officials say most polling stations open on time and that there were a few issues but things went relatively smoothly some people complained they didn't get to vote. you know they did the many to put their name on the be found the vote counting is done manually election officials say the results will
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be announced in five days if no candidate wins more than half the votes there will be a runoff as a. no no no no the emotions are high some opposition supporters fear the vote is or has been tampered with and the ruling party will try and manipulate the vote zomby of officials denied allegations some analysts already saying the election results will likely be contested. a spokesman for the president of mali says it. is substantially ahead in the presidential election however the spokesman also said that a runoff is still a possibility millions of people cast their ballots on sunday the results in around a week syrian state t.v. is reporting government forces are attacking isilon two fronts in the yarmouk basin region close to the southern border with jordan they are pressing ahead with the offensive despite threats from eisel to kill civilians on weapons day i saw
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fighters killed dozens of people and abducted around eighteen more in attacks in the province of so weta the armed group is now restricted to a few pockets of territory in the southwest. all this comes as another round of diplomatic talks to find a solution to syria's seven year long civil war begin in the russian city of sochi . is there. it's a time of the year when the beaches of sochi are filled with holiday makers many seemingly oblivious then not too far away diplomatic efforts are underway to solve the bloodiest conflict of the twenty first century. this is the tenth round of the talks sponsored by russia iran and turkey u.n. special envoys to fund the mistura is also here much has changed underground in syria since the last round in mid may the government has made thirty three tauriel gains recently taking control of the border areas with jordan and israel and the escalation zones in their eyes and the homes region heading up the syrian
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delegation un ambassador bashar is jaafari looks like a guest of honor unlike his usual stomping grounds this is friendly territory talks of removing president assad or of a transitional government are not on the table here these talks are not only about syria but about solving the conflict while protecting the interests of the many different parties involved in this complicated. the battle for the northern province of is looming is where much of the armed opposition absent here in sochi has been retreating to this is a great concern for turkey which is likely to seek assurances that the fragile cease fire will continue to be respected by the regime and then there's russia it wants to discuss humanitarian issues such as the resettlement of millions of refugees. there are more elements a superlative people who are eager to return home large numbers
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a living in neighboring countries but one million in jordan more than a million in lebanon three and a half million in turkey not to mention those in europe it's also in the interest of europe to help their resettlement by creating the conditions for that we understand the process is supposed to be on a volunteer basis but we must not prevent them from returning or part of a message russia is keen to put out the war in syria is coming to an end i think that depends who you are i mean our side for example has also said he is nearing a victory if you are an opposition. great for example if you're a militant groups like islamic states or. hasn't partaken in peace talks or doesn't necessarily need to agree on any post conflict scenario then i think going to see some conflicts down the line even in the event that there is a formal transition between the political parties and i just that are involved in the feasters behind closed doors delegates are also focusing on finding common
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ground for constitutional reforms one of the many issues that have been elusive so far where do during the so-called stand that talks or do un sponsored ones in geneva but at that hamid sochi. the u.n. is warning air strikes by the iraqi coalition in yemen are putting civilians at extreme risk the conflict is not only causing the world's worst humanitarian crisis it's also hitting international trade too last week saudi arabia temporarily suspended oil shipments through the strait which connects the gulf of aden to the red sea natacha command has more on efforts by to protect the western portion of the waterway. this is the battlement deb straight between yemen and djibouti it's a crucial waterway leading to the red sea fears that the war in yemen is expanding to the strait have prompted you to take action really began to intensify or supernatural as per the instructions of our president order to protect the maritime
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border from any threats last week saudi arabia halted oil shipments through the strait after it says who the rebels attacked two of its oil tankers in the red sea the attack caused minor damage to one of its tankers but this is spent and caused oil prices to spike in global stock markets and prompted the european union to warn that this is a threat to international trade. hundreds of law ships by through here every day since my country is over looking straight or responsive. well it is to protect our security and to fight against illegal boat smugglers traffickers and pirates since may june the saudi u.a.e. coalition has launched an offensive in the port of who died in yemen and saudi arabia says the primary goal is to safeguard the path as ships travel to the red sea but other than worsening the existing humanitarian crisis the coalition has
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been unable to retake the port analysts say delays in the delivery of crude oil could have an effect that's felt far beyond the region but saudi arabia says it won't allow its oil tankers back into the babil mendip straight until it deems it's once again safe natasha game al-jazeera. still to come here on al-jazeera by human rights groups in the iraq you are accusing pro-government paramilitary groups of killing people. also ahead of what firefighters battling against massive wildfires that have killed six people and destroyed hundreds of homes in the u.s. state of california. from long flowing island winds to an enchanting desert breeze. as i was getting hard to pinpoint the like the air is
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a rain in china now we've seen it concentrated in the southwest more or less the last week to be honest but ninety's little green dots representing big showers or extending nourse was so anywhere from the south coast of the yangtze and beyond with the potential of shanghai hints of really wet weather was a really a redeveloping tropical sakta but for the next couple of days just think for she any way you could get a shot that does include hong kong is true throughout southeast asia is increasingly true in the southern philippines and in borneo and sumatra seen a fair amount of time and therefore the rain extending into singapore singapore to . and for cross just reflects that it's still dry that's what almost all of indonesia so if in jakarta east which is far as you can see you're virtually under these blue skies from dawn until dusk but the shadows do want to head your way and jakarta starts to become at risk again on wednesday but the heaviest rain is still falling out in uttar pradesh to some degree in bangladesh and myanmar as well be
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you see the secular nation here this is the height of the monsoon it's hardly a surprise but we've seen flooding there and we've got more flooding to come in the next two days almost half a meter of rain is in the forecast. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. i wouldn't worry about twenty one years based on false allegations against me in the last couple of years there's been a number of high profile exonerations of the wrongfully convicted based on police and prosecutorial misconduct you can check me for gun check much rather i don't really but i don't have any going to do nothing if the prosecutor is going to seek convictions for the sake of seeking convictions prosecutors dangerous exploring the dark side of american justice the system with job on al-jazeera.
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welcome back you're with al-jazeera live from doha a reminder of our top stories donald trump the u.s. president says he's willing to meet the iranian leader house and rouhani at any time and without preconditions the two men have been locked in an escalating war of words ever since mr trump withdrew the u.s. from the landmark twenty fifty nuclear deal. there's been a massive turnout of voters in zimbabwe's first election without longtime leader robert mugabe seventy five percent of voters cast their ballots that's higher than the last poll in twenty thirteen the opposition candidate nelson chamisa or is the main challenger to the current president. another round of talks to find a solution to syria's seven year civil war is underway in the russian city of sochi representatives from russia turkey and iran of their earlier this month syrian
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rebels said they would boycott the talks but there are reports some factions have changed their minds. millions of people in the northeastern indian state of assam are at risk of losing their citizenship the government wants people to prove they came to india before the twenty fourth of march one nine hundred seventy one that's significant because it's two days before separatists in what is now bangladesh declared independence from pakistan state officials are telling the four million newly stateless they won't be deported but security has been stepped up as a precaution has pulled to judge him india's tightened security across the northern state of us some which borders bangladesh. thousands of bengali speaking muslims are worried about being sent to detention centers or deported when will. they send me to jail without even listening to. the state's new registry wants to identify people who entered india after the bangladesh pakistan war in one nine hundred
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seventy one the names of four million people from the state's thirty two million residents are missing from the new draft of a citizens' registry is regarded as very high if you've got it is there it is very surprising it is unbelievable because they are his nose muslim are all are you legal infiltrators in our prime minister nouri and remote his government has pledged to remove what it calls foreigners from us some state officials say people can appeal to have their names on the list hard because you could claim every person whose name has not been included in the draft citizens' list will have many opportunities to object to make a claim on those whose names appeared on the revised registry are overjoyed and relieved at ten o'clock felt really good seeing that the names of my family members have been included in the national registry of citizens those whose names are not on the registry continue to worry they fear if the uncertainty continues they might
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face deportation or risk becoming stateless culture dirge on al-jazeera. eritrea and somalia have signed an agreement to establish diplomatic relations the latest thaw in the horn of africa. and there a trail ended this state of war now somalia and eritrea were once close with the somali dictator signed by backing eritrea and his long fight for independence from ethiopia but when war broke out between eritrea and ethiopia somalia in effect became the site of a proxy war in recent he is eritrea has backed the group pushes launched attacks throughout somalia with the aim of overthrowing the government now trail has placed support somalia's sovereignty on the government's efforts to restore the country's rightful stature. somalia's president has been in the eritrean capital as mara since saturday during a banquet with his somali counterpart eritrea's president said quote an epoch of crises conflict and instability was coming to an end the taliban say their
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official secretly met a senior u.s. diplomat in cattle last week to discuss peace initiatives in afghanistan the official described the meeting with alice wells america's top diplomat for surf asia as useful u.s. officials have neither confirmed nor denied a meeting did take place however the u.s. state department has said that wells was in cattle last week to meet government officials and talk about an afghan peace process. human rights groups in nicaragua say almost four hundred fifty people have been killed since the start of protests against president daniel ortega government demonstrators accuse pro-government paramilitary groups of kidnapping and murdering people to incite fear let's talk live in america at its embassy in yemen who joins us from the capital managua to see what if anything is the government saying about these accusations. hello peter well president daniel ortega is finally speaking up please have as you would have probably expected he is denying charges of widespread human rights
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abuses by his government and by paramilitary groups in fact after having said that only or less than fifty people have been killed in the last three months he finally did come out and can see that one hundred and ninety five people have died he says that the claims of four hundred fifty plus victims that have died in this conflict are not true however i just wanted to show you i have the report here of nicaragua's human rights commission it's a very detailed report it has the names the the i.d.f. numbers the ages the cause of death the place of death and the dates of the death i cannot verify independently that everybody on this list of four hundred forty eight people that this is all authentic but it in the past they were if this has been considered a very very credible organization and so to the charges of these paramilitary groups and we have seen with our own eyes especially in the city of which we visited yesterday. you had the nicaraguan city that put up the fiercest
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resistance during three months of anti-government protests looks almost empty. the only large group on this overcrowded street is part of the latest funeral procession it's been nine days since thirty one year old buy out of the had again was buried a baker with two small children and a third one on the way who was taken from his home during what the. called the cleanup campaign. three men with. olive green pants and black masks kicked down the door they grabbed him and said you're coming with us he cried out he hasn't done anything he hasn't done anything. this is the only family member who did speak to us on condition of anonymity the grass in this empty lot has just been cut but it's here that the highly decomposed body
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of by you out of the heart again was found hidden among the tall brush three days after he disappeared the body was taken to the morgue in the capital where the coroner confirmed that he had been killed shortly after he had been taken from his home. when we got the call that they had a party and by you had characteristics. when we went. the doctor said he had here and here. heavily armed paramilitary operatives continue to comb the streets of the neighborhood relatives of scores of civilians allegedly killed by pro-government forces say they've been threatened with reprisals if they speak out many have left the country hundreds of activists who manned trenches wanted to oust populus president daniel ortega have gone underground alex had none this is one of them. the lists have been distributed to
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the paramilitaries we train safe houses every night but it's only temporary they don't understand is that the more they try to intimidate us the more people they kill disappear or imprison the angrier and more determined we become. perhaps but there's also a great deal of fear the interim merican commission of human rights warns that a third phase of repression is now under way with selective arrests disappearances and the criminalize ation of those who oppose a president whom they see as a dictator and see what are the chances that some sort of a dialogue is going again. peter i don't think that right now it looks as though that's going to happen at least not anytime soon the president on the contrary saying that he will consider returning to a dialogue if quote if the conditions are right and among those conditions he says has to be the pacification of the country he's not talking about making any kinds of concessions for bringing forward elections for example which is what the
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opposition is calling for instead what we're seeing is that large numbers of people being imprisoned and being charged with terrorism and the fact we are without much of a defense in fact the human rights commission says at least thirty five people have been charged so far and and the least another hundred look like they will be in the coming days peter this year thanks very much the number of people who lost their lives in the world fires in greece last week has now risen to ninety two hundreds of people attended a candlelight vigil for the victims of the greek parliament in the capital finn's the blaze ripped through a seaside resort northeast of the last monday damaging more than three and a half thousand homes many people died in the fall of those drowned at sea trying to get away from the flames. fifty six people have died and seven remain unaccounted for as wildfires continue to sweep across the northern half of california officials say they've managed to contain almost twenty percent of the
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fire a car which is the largest and deadliest of several fires still burning more than thirty eight thousand people living under an evacuation order cape elizondo has more from shasta county. the good news is firefighters say they're finally getting the upper hand on this fire but now people are really starting to see how bad it was this electricity pole you see behind me is almost horizontal it just shows how fast this fire was moving how hot it was and how strong the winds were but to really see it look at this this used to be somebodies home and this is all that remains of it it's been reduced entirely to ashes that right there that you're looking at first probably the kitchen and really nothing exists anymore and we've seen scenes like this all over this county that we're in right now this was a devastating fire and it was most people were just able to evacuate on
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very short notice with only what they had on them and what they could grab in a few minutes and run out at this particular fire luckily only six people were killed and firefighters say it's a miracle that more people did not lose their lives this is one of seventeen major fires that's burning right now just in the state of california fire officials say that this is shaping up to be one of the worst fire seasons in decades not only in the state of california but in the entire western united states. the n.b.a. superstar le bron james has opened a school in his hometown of akron ohio the i promise school is a joint venture between the james foundation and school district it will focus on the needs of underprivileged elementary school students the school will provide all supplies and meals for the children it'll also offer family services for parents.
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it doesn't matter. you know as a kid growing up in inner city and me specifically growing up here in akron ohio. you know being underprivileged and feeling that you could become a statistic by me being able to put something like this together i want people to know that these kids still have the same opportunity is everyone else. ok let's just recap your top stories so far today don't trump says he's willing to meet the iranian president hassan rouhani at any time without preconditions the two men i mean locked in an escalating war of words ever since mr trump withdrew the u.s. in the landmark twenty fifty nuclear deal zain bus ravi now from tehran. donald trump has said over and over again that he's america's man to negotiate a better deal with iran iranians have repeatedly said there is no real you go
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shooting a nuclear deal that is signed three years ago and that is the point it was reiterated by a political deputy a lower level official in the president's office in a tweet tonight in which he basically made the point is that if donald trump believes in talks if he believes in negotiations then he has to appreciate the process of negotiations as well and respect the outcome that's already happened his suggestion to move forward on what he called was a rocky path was for the united states to stop all of its hostile rhetoric towards iran and rejoin the twenty fifteen nuclear deal to join comprehensive plan of action there's been a big turnout of voters in zimbabwe's first election without the longtime leader robert mugabe seventy five percent of voters cast a ballot that's higher than the last poll in twenty thirteen the opposition candidate nelson chamisa is the main challenger to the current president emerson and. another round of talks to find a solution to syria's seven year civil war is underway in the russian city of sochi
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representatives from russia turkey and iran are all there earlier this month the syrian rebels said they would boycott the talks but there are reports some factions of change their minds and they will be sending delegations to the taliban say their official secretly met a senior u.s. diplomat in cattle last week to discuss peace initiatives in afghanistan the official described the meeting with alice wells america's top diplomat for south asia as useful u.s. officials have neither confirm nor deny that a meeting took place the number of people who lost their lives in last week's wildfires in greece has now risen to ninety two hundreds of people attended a candlelit vigil for the victims of the parliament in athens. those are your top stories up next it's inside story i'll see you soon.
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indians know more four million people have been left off the list of citizens in the northern state of assad modi's government argues they could not produce valid documents so have they become stateless and will this create further division this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program. four million people in northern india have effectively lost their citizenship after their names were left out of a national database of registered citizens the list.

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