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hello and welcome i'm difficult call it you know what you call just there live from london also coming up. turkey's president warns the u.s. there alliance is at stake to donald trump increases tariffs. and alan minium. the special reports of the hundreds of families in south africa western cape illegally occupying private land. and are ready to travel one hundred fifty million kilometers and brave temperatures of one thousand degree we look at the probe that's flying into the face of the sun. a u.n. delegation has arrived in gaza for meetings with hamas it's a bid to lower the tensions with israel are expected to push for a more permanent sees far and their visit comes as funerals are held for three palestinians killed by israeli forces during friday's protest at the gaza border as
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the twentieth week that protests were held one of those killed was a medic since the protests started in march around one hundred sixty four palestinians have been killed. meanwhile an attempt by gazan fishermen to break israel's blockade off the territory has failed around thirty fishing boat sailed towards the restricted area three miles of gaza's coast that's part of a protest at restrictions on where they can fish. now our correspondent charles stratford joins us live from which is in northern gaza charles first let's begin by what's happening with the u.n. delegation what can you tell us about their meetings with hamas. we have to understand that this is the stella geisha in representing the united nations special coordinator on the peace process was here in gaza meeting hamas officials nicholai mlodinow off the u.n. envoy himself was supposed to come last week but because of that escalation in
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violence that meeting between himself and hamas never happened now these meetings have happened on a regular basis in the last few weeks when we've seen these escalations in violence desperate efforts by the u.n. envoy to try and forge try and maintain some sort of last thing cease fire now the majority of these meetings as was the case today are all behind closed doors obviously an indication of just how sensitive they are this late cease truce we know that was called for we understand by hamas was not actually recognized by israel and when you put it in the context of today's events for example two drone strikes two israeli drone strikes against what israel say were people trying to launch these incendiary balloons and kites two people injured in those attacks on the back of yesterday's protests you really get
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a sense of just how tense the situation is here and of course how important these meetings are by militant off all his delegation here in hamas and israel as those talks go on and childcare there northern gaza where that flotilla a flotilla took off in protest can you tell us what the latest on that. that's right we are actually northern northern gaza for today to hit was say about a half an hour ago as expected it was met with force by the israeli navy they fired what sounded like heavy machine gun fire over the heads or over the top of these boats and tried to force them back and indeed off to sort of fifteen or twenty minutes they have returned now to the pull but as the fishermen say this is very much a chance for them to participate in these protests to try and put pressure on israel to end the siege we've seen twenty weeks of these protests on the land border the fishermen now saying they wanted to highlight their struggle they're not
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able to fish any further out than three nautical miles because of these israeli restrictions fifty thousand families in gaza in some way involved in the fishing business thirteen fishermen have been killed since the siege started so an important day for them but of course israel blames hamas for this siege and it's important to recognize that israel accuses hamas of basically keeping the palestinians here in gaza holstege so despite these kind of accusations by israel the the siege continues and a very important day as i say for the fishermen here in gaza thank you very much child stratford and gaza for us. thank you we're. the u.n. special envoy to yemen says talks between warring parties next month will focus on disarmament international criticism has been growing over an airstrike by the saudi
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m. rotty coalition which is a bus of full of school children in the northern province this father was searching the wreckage for signs of his twelve year old son many of the remains have yet to be identified yemen's who say at least fifty one people were killed in thursday's strike including forty children the u.n. security council has called for an independent inquiry and the coalition insists it struck legitimate targets and this image was treated by james dunn slow he's the head of conflict team for save the children u.k. saying a sight we should never have to see child sized graves for the twenty nine victims of an air strike on their school bus egypt's security forces say the foil then attempted suicide attack they say they stopped a man wearing an explosive vest from approaching a church just outside of cairo state media says the man detonated the explosives
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about two hundred fifty meters from the church killing himself but no others coptic christians are attending services in egypt to celebrate the nativity of the virgin mary since december twenty sixth seen more than one hundred christians have been killed in attacks turkey's president has vowed to defy what he describes as u.s. attempts to undermine his country's economy ratchet type the one wrote an opinion piece in the new york times warning the u.s. must respect turkey sovereignty or their partnership could be in jeopardy he says his country will seek new friends and allies if u.s. pressure continues u.s. president donald trump an announced this week that he would double steel an aluminum tariffs on turkey. yes. if you have dollars under your pillow take these out if you have euro's take these out if you have gold take these out i am talking to those who have immediately give these to the banks and convert to turkish lira and by doing this we fight this war of independence in the future
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it's wrong to try to prevent turkey in line for a pastor i am once again calling on those in america it is a pity you choose a pastor over your strategic partner in. the syrian army is threatening an assault and it's the last major stronghold dozens of civilians have been killed by intensifying airstrikes on the bombing targets in parts of the city and spilled over to areas in western aleppo leaflets have been dropped warning people to accept the government rule al-jazeera as milad fidel is in a village and aleppo province which is seen some of the heaviest strikes. you know not a new massacre has been committed by the russian warplanes here in the village of cobra in the western country side of aleppo where i can already tell you what. this village has seen for aerial raids during each of which four missiles have been
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launched in residential areas this led to the killing of more than thirty civilians most of them women and children the destruction is that massive as you can see rescue teams are working hard to find survivors trapped under the rubble this area comes within the deescalation plan but it's still suffering damage and casualties following the russian area meanwhile there's also been big air raids in southern and northern where dozens of people have lost their lives. twenty four years after the end of apartheid south africa's racial divisions are still stark and it's made matters like land rights a burning issue or than two thirds of the fertile land in south africa are owned by only seven percent of the population most of them white farmers now in a direct challenge to the government hundreds of families from an informal settlements outside keep down have taken to illegally occupying private land for me
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to miller has more from stellenbosch. slivers of light shines through the simply furnished home of no one decent she's been living on this land illegally for three weeks there are dozens more roughly built homes dotted across this hill in still and bosh near cape town an area known for its affluent vineyards and estates. it's because of our government that we are here we have asked for lent before but they have not helped us we have to make a lot of norris and fight to get this land here the court is ordered that no more of almost can be built and those that have been occupied be destroyed but as night falls people scurry to bring in more building material. is the believe this is our land that was taken from our ancestors even though the current owner bought this land the previous owner stole this land and so now it needs to be returned to us while we are taking the land. according to government statistics of africa's
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white minority population owns more than seventy percent of privately owned farming land under political and public pressure to reform land ownership the ruling african national congress says it will support moves to change the constitution to allow the seizure of land as long as it does not harm the agricultural sector or the economy but it's unclear how this will be done and who will qualify for the land while acknowledging the need for urgent land reform president saddam up or supposed to be struggling with a balancing act this week while addressing investors he said the government would not allow land grabs in anarky wanting to calm the fears of the business community but deciding between what land those people need and what investors want may not make everyone happy the government says it plans to seize one hundred and thirty nine farms across south africa before the constitution is changed if successful
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amendments to the constitution could be avoided there are fears seizing land without compensation could. off investors violate property rights and hurt food production critics say talk around land exposed creation is a ploy for votes ahead of next year's elections rather than a sincere attempt to reform land ownership and that expectations should be managed meanwhile people here could face eviction as the landowner returns to court in the coming weeks to have them removed from al-jazeera still in wasilla africa a chemical giant has been ordered to pay more than a quarter of a billion dollars to score groundskeeper in the u.s. a jury ruled that a weed killer made by monsanto contributed to the man's cancer the first lawsuit to go on trial alleging a link between the disease and lies of fate of the world's most widely used herbicide mike hanna has this report from washington d.c. claim of damages this was the first lawsuit concerning life os eight to go to trial
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and after a month of hearing evidence and three days of deliberation the jury decided that it had caused the wayne johnson's cancer did round up pro or ranger pro field to perform as safely as an ordinary consumer would have expected when used or misused in an intended or reasonably foreseeable way answer yes it was the roundup pro or range of pro design a substantial factor in causing harm to mr chance an answer yes the size of the punitive damages award to the jury's belief that the company monsanto had acted with malice and had not responded to the plaintiff's concerns during the years to use the product as a groundskeeper. what amount of punitive damages if any do you award to
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mr johnson answer two hundred fifty million dollars signed by the presiding dated august tenth to meet the world health organization has found in the past that life phosphate probably causes cancer but the environmental protection agency has not ruled on the matter as yet on some toes says it will appeal the case and continues to maintain that its products on not cost them to generate but there are more than five thousand cases concerning the weed killer and it's a fix pending and following this decision the kong lumbered faces the possibility of more massive payouts to come i cannot al-jazeera. and still to come on this program charlottesville nervously a baby the first anniversary of a deadly white supremacy rally. the green economy lebanon considers legalizing the exports of cannabis for medical use.
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out of the still much rain falling in the southwest of china particularly around high now it's mostly over water it is creeping over land you can see and you get the white disk there so that's a bit of a concern because the potential out of that which is a tropical depression toward intents and purposes is several hundred millimeters of rain because in extreme south china otherwise you've got something just trying to catch shanghai which is equally a tropical depression in between there's not much left really to fall out of the skies a few showers or bit of rain but still hit sichuan the higher ground to the west of should do which has potential for flash flooding as well that's part of the monsoon system which at the moment is. pretty widespread across india not so much in
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pakistan and also bangladesh the heavy rain again just catching the foothills of nepal and south was but also a lot further south mackerras had some flooding recently and the certainly rain coming science in the forecast slowed the monsoon ease retreating but it's a very slow process still plenty of rain to come out of it some of which might be seen on the raeburn peninsula this hint here particularly you know how do you still still blowing mostly those dry and the wind directions change subtly so it's warmed up in bahrain and qatar is dry and dusty. to train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company spend the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely pick it up
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less than two months off in the professional america's gun secret pipeline to syria on al-jazeera. well again here's a reminder for a top story phonology is there a funeral have been held for three palestinians killed by israeli far along gaza's border on friday a u.n. delegation has arrived for meetings with hamas in a bid to lower tensions with israel. to one says the u.s. has turned its back on turkey after president donald trump was doubling tariffs on steel and alan minium deep in turkey second on the crisis has its currency hit an
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all time low. hundreds of families far from informal settlements have occupied private land in south africa and protest against what they say is unfair land ownership. and german chancellor angela merkel says no european union member can dodge the challenge migration poses a migrant exchange deal agreed on wednesday has come now into effect marco has been meeting at spain's prime minister petro sanchez to discuss the implementation of that deal and let's germany send my guns back to spain within forty eight hours if they have already applied for asylum there are. those who have a right to study must be distributed fairly across europe this is an issue we constantly address so if we have not found a solution but the more countries which believe that if it boudin sharing is needed for those who can permanently stay with us because they are entitled to asylum or civil refugee status that's something the european union must achieve. police have
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blocked off streets and mobilize hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white supremacist protest in the u.s. city of charlottesville the city's deeply scarred by the violence at last year's unite the right rally where a thirty two year old woman was run over by a far right protester u.s. president donald trump who was criticized for his initial response to the attack of tweeted saying he condemns all forms of racism and he gallagher has more. it began with a fight to remove statues of confederate soldiers who fought for the right to keep slaves events in charlottesville last year turned violent white nationalists for running battles with counter protesters in scenes that shocked the world when one member of the so-called right drove his car into a crowd thirty two year old heather hyatt was killed i'm training the next generation of activist advocates in our eyes in the years since susan boyle
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established a foundation in her daughter's name and remains committed to fighting racial intolerance so wish is that our daughters sacrifice will not be forgotten i hope that i am for the future is that i see more people waking up i see more people taking a stand old and young not just young so often times change is driven by the young and the old don't buy into it i'm seeing more cross generational awakening that gives me hope. over the last twelve months charlottesville has been through a lot of soul searching the confederate statues still stand and some here blame last year's tragic events on external forces others though say what happened is a reflection of a city still dealing with racism yeah it feels like i'm not included in the narrative of my town associate professor in black lives matter activist julian schmidt says charlottesville needs to address its past and own up to persistent
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problems this was an extreme example physically violent example of the white supremacy which pervades every day you know as i mentioned you know we had problems with affordable housing with stop and frisk you know all these sorts of things so that the white supremacy is here and it's been here for a long time most of the reporters in charlottesville xl local newspaper covered last year's events night at a to mark newton says the only positive change is the damage done to the so-called right movement but it seems like there is a lot of disarray charlottesville did a lot of damage to their kind of credibility and their ability to form a year later the city is still reeling from events that tarnish its reputation as the happiest city in america dozens of officials resigned after last year a new leadership is in place but deep scars remain and they go across charlottesville virginia. iran's government says it's suing the united states over sanctions that target the sale of an exports of hand-woven persian rugs now last
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year alone iran sold one hundred twenty six million dollars worth of the carpets to the american market weaver say it's not just an attempt to block an important revenue stream but also an attack on iranian culture then by driving at this report from. iran there is the same carpet weavers sacrifice their eyes for people's feet. making even the smallest carpet means patiently toiling for months using tools and techniques that have been passed down for generations kartik. this is what my parents did to my grandparents who doing so i learnt from them and now i'm in the career i love this is not leaving i feel as if i'm sick of the camp it is just like a child to me i love it because this is an original persian art for the women in this workshop or artist employees basic classes to learn the basics and practice
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for months. the best students get to work on the most intricate designs. but there is something sad about this job the closer these women get to completing a carpet the less able they are to actually afford one of their own creations persian rugs sell for thousands of dollars and some of the carpets made in this very workshop sold for tens of thousands. and depending on the detail and materials used such as silk or even string spun from gold a persian rug can sell for millions it's no wonder then that in the business world carpets are a valuable iranian export second only to oil. but they're also an important part of iran's cultural identity in the two thousand and eleven farsi language film gold and copper a dying woman weaves carpets to pay for medicine and keep her family together. the script writer says the persian carpet was the engine driving the story but then you
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have a you know i need an iranian and global audience has recognized the iranian carpet as a piece of art it has been a little painful for me that the price of the iranian carpets has risen a lot and now it's on affordable to everyone in the past it was common for people to cover every corner of their houses in carpets. and especially sad irony for carpet dealers is that the united states is their largest market and then the medical procedure and latin america has put sanctions on iranian carpets but if you look at american buildings and family homes you see iranian carpets on the floor as i saw in a video i think even u.s. president donald trump's daughter has an iranian carpet in her room traditionally persian carpets are meant to portray the gardens of heaven iranians say the latest sanctions are an attack on the very fabric of iranian identity and an attempt by america to make trouble in paradise zain. carriage.
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lebanon is the world's third largest producer of illicit marijuana and now it's preparing to legalize cultivation and export the drug for medical use it may take months before there's a vote in parliament but they're hoping that this will help revive the flagging order me saying a harder has more from beirut it's illegal but cannabis is planted almost everywhere in lebanon's northern because region in recent years the government stop destroying the crops because it couldn't provide the impoverished population with alternatives now it is considering legalizing cultivation for medical use but some farmers are concerned it could cut profits. the high supply means it's not very cheap so if they don't go as the cultivation it's will have no value we have been asking to the good guys the trades for twenty years and they were against it and now they want to do this to gain political support from the people who are fed up with the politicians. it's
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a multimillion dollar industry which an international consulting firm says could help lebanon struggling economy it would first have to introduce new seedlings that have medical properties a draft bill has been proposed in parliament proponent say the people of the region will benefit. my proposal to help farmers they have been the victims they can't openly sell it because it's illegal so dealers benefit most by imposing a price on the farmers and selling the product for higher prices and those dealers have political cover if. it's not the first time the idea has been put forward and it may take months before parliament votes on the bill. the farmers say they have little choice but to grow cannabis in order to survive people are poor and there are little economic opportunities they blame the authorities for neglecting their area the livelihoods of tens of thousands depend on this trade which is controlled by the region's powerful families growing cannabis is cheap and alternative crops
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can't survive the harsh climate here that is one reason why attempts to eradicate the cultivation after the civil war in the one nine hundred ninety s. failed there are those who believe the government should support this industry. today you have. been all. so it's very important for to cultivate such amounts of land where you can get more than forty projects. best. you can just get it out of that. it's out of that the united nations says lebanon is one of the largest producers and exporters of cannabis in the world politicians now want to cash in on this lucrative underground market but in a country known for corruption some question the government's ability to control and regulate the trade so in a northern because lebannon. aid is continuing to arrive in the new indonesian
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island of lombok where three hundred eighty seven people have died after last week's earthquake the air force has delivered ninety tons of aid including food medicine tents and blankets medical facilities have been damaged and concerns are growing for people living in remote areas who contacts this help almost three hundred ninety thousand people that's about ten percent of longbox population are now homeless or displaced and the first space mission to brave the sun's hot in a harsh atmosphere has been postponed because of a last minute technical glitch not as parker's solar plug probe both fly closer to the star than any other spacecraft before it is designed to withstand heat of one thousand degrees speeds of seven hundred thousand kilometers per hour and a journey that will last seven years cheriton c. has this report. as you might expect the key to loitering in the sun's atmosphere is not melting nasa engineers have built a carbon heat shield for the park
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a solar probe that's just eleven and a half centimeters thick they say it will protect the equipment that will be surveilling the sun as it sweeps through its corona or outer outness found the real chill gets up to about twenty five hundred degrees fahrenheit which we're not going to do today but we are going to get it under degrees and what is the feeling. i see . on the temperature of the corona is just one of the counter intuitive mysteries that the park a probe hopes to solve why is it so much hotter than the sun's core several hundred times hotter science would suggest that the further away from the sun surface the cooler the atmosphere should be the probe is named after eugene paca who formulated the theory of so no wind will be present to watch the launch of the space craft named in his own. in one hundred fifty eight he theorized that a flow of particles accelerated into space from the sun and that proved to be true but scientists still don't know how this phenomenon occurs theoretically such
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particles should cool down and dissipate the further from the sun they get not speed up so the wind streams could impact satellites in space and g.p.s. radio waves and electrical grids on earth they also cause rural when they crash into the earth's magnetic field and the deflected the probe will begin its first approach to the sun in november as part of its seventy a mission we will go hotter than anything is being before we're in that three million degree plasma region in the corona well gradually we'll close it will take sort of seven giant steps closer to the sun until we're in that final region and as it makes those dives towards the sun surface but palca so the probe will eventually become the fastest object ever created by humankind she ever chancy out there. hello there these are the headlines and al-jazeera a u.n.
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delegation has arrived in gaza for meetings with hamas in a bid to lower the tensions with israel they're expected to push for a more permanent cease fire of their visit comes as funerals are held for three palestinians killed by israeli forces during friday protests of the gaza border it's the twentieth week that protests were held. at stratford has more from gaza. nicholai mlodinow off the un envoy himself was supposed to come last week but because of that escalation in violence that meeting between himself and have never happened now these meetings have happened on a regular basis in the last few weeks when we've seen these escalations in violence despite efforts by the u.n. envoy to try and foolish try and maintain some sort of last sting ceasefire. the u.n. special envoy t.m. and his talks between warring parties next month will focus on disarmament
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international criticism has been growing over an airstrike by the saudi m.r.c. coalition which hit a boss full of school children in the northern province many of the remains have yet to be identified emmons who the rebels say at least fifty one people were killed in thursday's strike including forty children turkey's president has vowed to defy what he describes as u.s. attempts to undermine his country's economy. no one wrote an opinion piece in the new york times warning the u.s. must respect turkey's sovereignty or their partnership could be in jeopardy u.s. president donald trump announced this week that he would double steel an aluminum tariffs on turkey. syrian army is threatening a major assault on at level the last major rebel held strongholds dozens of civilians have been killed by intensifying airstrikes on the bombing targets of parts of it live city and spilled over to areas in western aleppo german chancellor angela merkel says no european union member can dodge the challenge by
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gratian post as my going to exchange deal agreed with spain on wednesday comes into effect on saturday it allows germany to send my kids back to spain within forty eight hours if they've already applied for asylum there and the so the headlines. it's the united states excludes billions of dollars worth of foam statements on the news which isn't as widely understood is that many of the companies it sends him to use in the middle east say remain as many virtues in eastern europe so how do the
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supply routes function of the weapons go in the fast especially to concentration to go into u.s. on. duty on a ruthless has been to investigate. well there really were. there were three know what it is a group. controlling the. june two thousand and seven efraim given rowley a twenty one year old arms dealer from miami beach is negotiating a three hundred million dollar ammunition for the u.s.
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plan to go on. his albanian contact caused attributes is secretly recording the conversation he wants to prove to verbally knows that the seller has links with organized crime. the problem i don't have a choice governments or. the united states needs weapons for its allies in the wars in afghanistan and iraq. the guns must be kalashnikovs and other soviet style weapons it's what it allies are used to. speed is of the essence. a year after the coup with gives a rolly. tribute sky is dead many believe the albanian mafia silenced him to stop him from speaking up about the pentagon deal gone bad. tributes rise to a scandal that was supposed to change how the american government lies weapons to
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its allies overseas but the question is has it we set out to investigate just how these weapons find their way into some of the most fragile states on. this is david peck who's he used to be did rowley's business partner the story of.


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