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other profession. we charge the dramas and delights of their inspiring efforts to successfully deliver the people's home. on ounces zero. zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes we're committed to a whole of government effort to change the reading regimes behavior secretary of state might pompei announces a new action group to run policy with iran after u.s. withdrawal from the nuclear deal. we are not going to the media strikes back against attacks by donald trump but he insists much of what the press says is fake
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news. farewell to the queen of soul the world pays its respects to aretha franklin who's died at the age of seventy six. in sport the spanish league announces plans to move a regular season going to the united states the first march could go there this season part of a fifteen year plan to promote the league in north america. the u.s. secretary of state has announced a new action group to run its policy on iran after president trump with drew from the nuclear deal in may this year might says the group will report directly to the state department and will record all iran related activity which he described as violent and destabilizing. for nearly forty years the regime in tehran has been
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responsible for a torrent of violent and destabilizing behavior against the united states our allies our partners and indeed the iranian people themselves in may of this year president trump withdrew from the flawed iran nuclear deal which failed to restrain iran's nuclear progress or its campaigns of violence abroad in its place president representative getting a pressure deterrence and solidarity with the long suffering iranian people our hope is that one day soon we can reach a new agreement with iran but we must see major changes in the regime's behavior both inside and outside of its borders well the group is going to be led by brian hook who has been the director of the u.s. state department for policy planning the iran action group will play a critical role in leading our efforts within the department and executing the president's iran strategy across the interagency the administration will also build continue to build the broadest level of international support for our
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strategy. rosen jordan joins me now from the united nations and roslyn is a pale what the puppets of this new group is going to be. mari i'm it's not very clear what the purpose of this group is because even though donald trump campaigned on ending the u.s. as participation in the iran nuclear deal and in terms of that deal trying to negotiate directly with our on on something which he said would be a much better deal one that would guarantee the safety of the united states and its allies so far the trumpet ministration has not put forward any serious effort serious by way of terms of action to try to negotiate a new deal with iran and certainly a lot of the things that were alluded to during thursday's press briefing are things that already the ministration and the obama administration before it could
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and have been doing issuing sanctions against persons who are violating international law sanctions regimes issuing executive orders curt tailing a person is a company's behavior in the united states with their counterparts in iran so it's not really clear what this whole of government effort to will unify policy on iran is actually going to lead to especially given that when asked bryan who is the new special representative for iran said that there is no plan for the u.s. to try to push for regime change inside the iranian government we know that key u.s. allies not least the european countries vowed to uphold the iran nuclear deal which of course the u.s. has withdrawn from but how likely is it that america's international part as a going to want to get on board with this new plan. well mary of
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there is a saying it at least in u.s. politics that voters tend to focus most on their pocketbooks when they're making big decisions and in the case of the european union which has maybe many decades of economic ties with iran it's going to be very difficult to get the u.s. on board to get on board with the u.s. is a play on already there's been a lot of criticism across the e.u. for the u.s. efforts to try to get these countries to stop importing iranian oil by the end of the day on november fourth the u.s. is going to reimpose oil sanctions the next day november fifth however these countries say that they rely on iranian oil imports they're going to try to push for exemptions so that they're not subject to sanctions and they also believe that the u.s. is trying to push its push for other countries around that they're not very happy
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about that so even though there are concerns about iran's efforts to perhaps destabilize other countries to support groups that are listed on the u.s. as terrorism list there is also this very real concern about doing their old economic interests so i predict it will be a challenge she left at the very least thank you very much rosalynn jordan and new york. well now u.s. president donald trump has attacked a campaign by hundreds of u.s. newspapers supporting a free press trump tweeted that the media is free to write and say anything it wants but much of what it says is fake news the boston globe which organized the campaign says trump is carrying out a sustained assault on the free press the new york times is warm the calling journalist the enemy of the people is dangerous and smaller papers of also joined in the albuquerque journal says that the attacks could lead to
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a weakened democracy that is vulnerable to the whims of tyrants or presidents not only described u.s. media outlets as the enemy of the american people but also called journalists horrible horrendous people that can make anything bad because they are the fake fake disgusting news. the committee to protect journalists says the white house's rhetoric undermines the media's what everywhere last year twenty one janice which aired on false news charges more than double the number in two thousand and sixteen and the total number of reporters behind bars reached a record two hundred sixty two chapter ten now reports. here at the newseum in washington d.c. the front pages of some of the over three hundred newspapers taking part in what was billed as an attempt to end a quote dirty war on the free press and were being displayed their goals for the day really are to remind the public about the value to our democracy of a freed independent press and maybe tone down the rhetoric that leads some on the
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fringes to violence by using inflammatory terms like enemies of the people they are the fake fake discussing news and donald trump's attacks on the media have been rhetorical and that has its dangers but he hasn't been journalists with the espionage act or seized their records and demanded sources as president obama did instead trump is playing on suspicions about the media the house long been the charge that the mainstream media does reflect the views of the establishment and the elite a marginalizes those who question that at least and some do wonder whether doll trump is now giving the mainstream media the opportunity to present itself as anti establishment without having to conduct any self reflection is that what you just did is inflammatory for us media has a we could under donald trump and this to take a far more adversarial position against the white house. but has the age of trump
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truly ushered in a new era of fearlessness for a fourth a state finally willing to speak for the people or is the press simply reflecting the unease of the establishment but ended with his victory that many have a long called for an adversarial relationship between the media and a sitting president. but the question is what kind of adversarial relationship is it just simply bill based on attacks personal attacks going back and forth that don't have substance that don't actually improve people's lives that don't highlight issues but in effect inflate the personalities and egos of major celebrity media figures and people in the trumpet ministration the polls show most americans care far more about free health care or reversing economic inequality than the alleged russian collusion that establishment voices blame for the in the last presidential election it's the mass of a dominates the us media and those that do take an adversarial stones to the
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establishment on social and economic issues remain as marginalized as ever meanwhile the polls reflect that the climbing trust in the media and the word trump continues his attorney she never turns the old zero washington when our own journalists at al-jazeera have often become targets for simply doing their jobs it's been six hundred days since al jazeera journalist ahmed has say it was arrested and jailed in egypt without charge saying is accused of broadcasting false news and receiving foreign funds to defame state institutions in al-jazeera strongly deny the allegations and the network is demanding his release well danielle mccain is from the society of professional journalists and is also an investigative reporter with progress she joins me now from washington thank you very much speaking to us on the knees our first of all can you describe how president attacks on the media how dangerous this is for freedom of the press
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and the u.s. . yeah well thank you so much for having me it can be incredibly dangerous in so many different ways the first one is just a few steak the very essence and promise of america it's essential that it sets up a system of government where the voters in the public are you know need to make informed choices they need to know what their elected leaders are up to know what they're doing and so when you have the leader of one of the leaders of the free world going in attacking the truth in attacking the journalists and the people that are presenting the truth and are presenting information that the people need to know in order to make an informed decision that is incredibly dangerous to democracy as a whole so that's the first one the second one is. you know you're right you're reporters in your earlier segment said it best you know this is ramping up the rhetorical ramping up the hatred against the you know the press and there's a lot of hardworking journalists out there that have no protection at all they're just out there doing their jobs if they're out in the community they're out. you
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know in these office spaces around the entire country around the globe and you know if somebody wants to get a hold of them somebody wants to find any of the journalists like you can find them easily there's we're not protected we are. you know mostly low paid workers that are just working hard to try to provide a public service and to report the truth and you know all of this rhetoric which is so dangerous and it's just bringing out so much a lot of hatred and you can see it has been on the rise and it's very dangerous and we know that more than three hundred fifty newspapers across the country some international outlets have joined them have combined to respond to trump's attacks on the media how how effective is a campaign like this going to be does it just give president trump another opportunity to advance his narrative and his attacks on journalists.
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yeah i think because either way i think i'm. the press expression in a lot of these rural areas and just like the local press where a lot of terms supporters live and just other other serve just been influenced by the message that's been coming out of the white house it brings them back in it what's you know i think this might help a lot of people know it hey wes and we are not enemies here we are here trying to provide a valuable service for you or trying to provide the truth and that's our entire mission that's our objective and so just having an opportunity to explain that in such a loud voice i think will bring some people back to earth direct to reality and realize that you know yes the press is there for this is there it's you know we are not the enemies of the american people i think that for a lot of people you know i think i think you know. donald trump's tweets today were predictable it's you know it's going they're going to continue to think oh well you
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know if the press really is and the people look at them criticizing. the president universally they really are out to get them and so i think it will bring you know help solidify some of the the viewpoints that you know others have around this country so i think they'll go either way so it's hard to tell what the impact will be i've seen mixed reactions i've seen a lot of people support you know support the campaign and support the you know the advocacy that a lot of all these journalism organizations have been doing today including the society of professional journalists which i belong to. and you know i've seen a lot of people that have been saying you know what this just proves your liberal bias which is in a certain ocean well it's good to get you'll feel it's on this story appreciate it danielle mclean investigative reporter shifa think progress and joining us now from washington. so i have for you on the news hour the off them off of the genoa bridge
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collapse the italian government considers taking charge of the entire motorway network the architect of india's nuclear program dies at the age of ninety three. out of court and back into the england squad to have the latest on ben stokes's return to international cricket. is no sign of an end to the devastating attacks in afghanistan in the latest incident gunman have stormed an intelligence training center in kabul both attackers were killed after holding themselves up in a nearby construction site that follows a deadly blast in western kabul on wednesday and which i still targeted she has students at an education center thirty four mostly young people were killed as they prepared to take university entrance exams meanwhile the taliban has been engaged in a days long offensive on the eastern city of gaza any afghan forces appear to have
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finally driven the fighters from the provincial capital but the civilian death toll is reported to be in the hundreds charlotte dallas has this report. ten am in kabul's whiston neighborhood known as p.d. five. gunmen launch an assault on a training seem to for the national directorate of security afghanistan's primary intelligence agency. special forces well versed in urban firefights repel the attack they form a cordon and move people out of range of the bullets. a short drive west from here and not twenty four hours prior a different result oh a suicide attack on an education seem to killed at least thirty four people most of the victims were students teenagers studying for university entrance exams here.
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the force of the bomb blew the roof off a classroom. killing students as against all human dignity people should never be this brutal in any part of the world those behind this action are worse than animals was i so claimed responsibility it kept off of the to kill a violent week within a particularly violent month for afghanistan. the taliban launched an attack on gaza one week ago the city was under siege for six days more than four hundred people died in the fighting a quarter of them residents there are also multiple taliban attacks on police and military outposts across the country dozens of afghan soldiers and policemen were killed. we want peace in our country we cannot continue this bloodshed any more we demand from the government and government forces to stop the war and work towards peace and brotherhood. the afghan government appears to be listening
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president musharraf danny says he will not negotiate with i so but there are talks of a ceasefire with the taliban during the holiday of next week it would replicate and i'm president. ceasefire in june this is negotiations continue between the u.s. and taliban for a long term peace plan but in a list say it may be the prospect of peace that is causing those hard line by lebanon who are with hard liners who believe in by being routed them be politic graham conflict there are making america basically in my view to disrupt the will rock and creativity region where the government is going to difficult situation to announce prior. to the stakes are growing with or that's a ceasefire with the taliban all the red a cation of eisel. those who remain say be desperate for change shelob ellice al jazeera. the u.s.
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treasury secretary says washington is prepared to put further sanctions on turkey if an american pastor detained in the country isn't released early a turkey said it was willing to enter talks with the united states over the dispute that seemed trade tariffs applied by both sides it's also welcome to patron caton to invest fifteen billion dollars in the turkish economy past a hundred brunson is being held under house arrest of alleged links to the good honest movement which turkey blames for a failed coup. a frank and the universally acclaimed queen of soul has died at her home in detroit a seventy six year old american singer had been l. with pancreatic cancer gabriel elizondo has this report. she was simply known by her first name aretha because of her unmistakable voice she
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was born a wreath eloise franklin in one nine hundred forty two in memphis tennessee from her first recordings as a young gospel singer she went on to become part of the sound of detroit her singing career would span six decades the way was. was. was a winner of eighteen grammy awards for distinctive gospel honed vocal style influenced multiple generations she was number one on the rolling stone magazine's list of the greatest singers of all time and she was the first female artist ever inducted in the rock n roll hall of fame. but it was in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven song respect which garnered her international attention and payment. fifty years ago she sang at dr martin luther king jr's funeral and many years later
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at the dedication of dr king's memorial in washington she was active in the civil rights movement for decades something she spoke about in two thousand and fourteen well it certainly was a struggle and still is although we have come a great ways a long way there still is a significant way to go the recipient of the united states highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom her voice delighted presidents. as her health declined she curtailed her performances but she always sang i can do is to thousand and fourteen performance and she sang adele's hit rolling in the deep. a clean of soul for her fans she always was and always will be. frank with her seventy six years old.
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jay gray joins us now from detroit where the franklin lived and jay an emotional day for people that. marian really is not one that was unexpected she had been battling pancreatic cancer for quite some time but still a lot of people sad to see this woman who was dubbed by rolling stone magazine the greatest single bolt time passed away early this morning fans flowers balloons continue to fill the sidewalk here just outside the new bethel baptist church it's a church where her father was pastor and where she first sang that voice old timidly changing not only the music landscape in america but echoing across the world. and of course many people that are and right across the country and around
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the world will be remembering her today how important what her detroit roots. right. important to the city but also very important to her memory and she never strayed from detroit it was a place that she always called home a place she was deeply tied to and continued to sing in detroit continued to sing in church choirs in detroit including here in new bethel baptist church it was what made her up it was that her fiber and she said it was important it was an important part of what made her the singer that she was she was unique in the sense that she could sing in all four octaves she could go from a whisper to a very strong and resoundingly gospel song in a matter of seconds and and she says that it was growing up here in detroit that really kind of shaped what she was musically something that ultimately shaped music
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for her generation. thank you very much with all of the latest from detroit jay gray joining us there we can now speak to adam pass ikey is in new york an editor at the online news site quartz thanks very much for taking the time to speak to us american history wells up when a retha sings that's what former us president barack obama said what is it about. voice spirit and how music that has such a universal and enduring appeal if you really began it begins with her you know incredible skill this musician you know just has a book or art. our apologies for that it's a shame isn't it just speaking there to adam posix but we're trying to establish a connection with him and speak to him a bit later on but of course here we have some first stage of the in comparable
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a wreath of franklin legendary queen of soul as she was known dying from pancreatic cancer at the age of seventy six will discuss this and more a bit later on in the program to bring some other stories now italian authorities have launched an investigation into the company that managed the around the bridge in genoa that collapsed on tuesday the disaster is displaced hundreds of people forced to evacuate their apartments over safety concerns well now many are wondering where they will sleep for the night as natasha bought reports from genoa . below what is left of geno's marandi bridge hundreds of properties stand empty more than six hundred people were moved from this neighborhood after the bridge collapsed on tuesday some are returning to collect their possessions many all still visibly shaken you know this reported a lot of i saw the bridge collapsing because my apartment looked over it so i saw it fall i heard a big noise like thunder i thought it was a storm then there was dust everywhere and i saw
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a building turn to rubble. it's unclear if people will be allowed to live here again as experts say the structure could be unsafe this firefight to show me what's now known as the red zone a high risk area if you look up you can see just how close from around the world there is to the top of some of these apartments it almost seems to me it's and you can really understand why it's on an authority has decided to pull back you wait this whole neighborhood because of course if any part of that bridge was to collapse anyone underneath grave danger. carrying their belongings residents leave to stay with family and friends or in city shelters this man's elderly mother was too shocked to come back he says my fear will never be the same so when they. are used to be a firefighter and looking at all this i believe it will take years to rebuild and recover. at the rescue site hundreds of emergency workers
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continue to search for survivors as time passes hopes are diminishing now we're cutting that big slabs we're moving them and then with the kind of. the dogs the search dogs. if there are positive signs we rescind our teams. directory search of casualties or. the victims into the voids people in juneau are still coming to terms with what has happened in this city there's grief anger and for those who call this district home there is now a future full of uncertainty latasha butler al-jazeera genoa italy to lead foil on the program families of the victims of the americana massacre in south africa say they are still waiting for compensation six years on the hour. it's time to tango an international festival fela bracing the latin american dance
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opens in when a scientist. and his full want to tell us his most controversial plays loses his temper and admits to losing a set on purpose and he will have that story and much more. hello there is still cool and unsettled for many of us in the northern parts of europe at the moment the latest satellite picture showing this massive cloud here gradually working its way eastwards that's bringing us a fair amount of rain and will continue to do so as we head through the next few days so here it is then on friday stretching down across the alps heavy downpours here during the day then that gradually pushing its way further eastwards as we head into saturday behind it staying cool twenty three there in london twenty five in paris but ahead of it still pretty hot we're looking at thirty in vienna and around thirty two in bucharest here there will still we want to showers around some
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of which could turn out to be pretty heavy for the other side of the mediterranean fine and dry here pretty hot for some of us thirty seven in cairo but further west we've got a few showers over the atlas mountains which are just transferring a bit further east as we head into saturday so i think most of those will be around parts of china staying ahead of that though so thirty two. a little further towards the south and this is where the majority of the showers are over africa you can see them here stretching from eritrea all the way towards the west and some of the wettest weather the most persistent showers are over parts of cameroon and into nigeria very heavy downpours here we're also seeing some rather heavy showers on friday in the northern parts of mali. the economic heartbeat of a thriving brazil but boom times means rising rents and the lack of public housing
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isabella is just one of thousands looking for a place to call home there's no choice but to occupy one of the city's many vacant buildings facing an uncertain future. if you find a latin america occupying brazil on al-jazeera. ethiopia's economy has grown to foster right than any other african country it's journalism that sirens were heard here is that gives an indication of just how close the fighting is groundbreaking documentary debates and discussion just six months ago we were at the brink of a. world willing programs to take you on a journey around the globe. on al-jazeera.
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welcome back quick reminder the top stories now the u.s. secretary of state has announced a new action group to run its policy on iran after president trump withdrew from the new deal in may this year my own bio described iran related activity as violent and destabilizing. hundreds of u.s. newspapers a published coordinated editorials criticizing the us president for so-called dirty war on the press has repeatedly derided elements of the media as fake news. and aretha franklin the universally acclaimed queen of soul has died in her and troy a seventy six year old american thing i have been ill with pancreatic cancer. the former indian prime minister atal bihari has died at the age of ninety three he had
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been on life support since wednesday and died in hospital is best known only international stage for testing nuclear weapons in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight imran khan takes a look back at his life. he was elected prime minister not once not twice but three times at all bihari vegemite ruled india first for thirteen days in one thousand nine hundred six but was unable to form a majority and then resigned he was prime minister for thirteen months in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight broader coalition partner with truth he was once again forced to resign he completed a full term of almost six years from nine hundred ninety nine. on the international stage he's perhaps best known for testing nuclear weapons in nine hundred ninety eight and intensifying an arms race with a neighbor pakistan at the time the tests were a source of great pride for him and celebrated nationwide today trip skin for. india conducted three underground nuclear tests
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in the focus on. the tests also placed a strain on the indian u.s. relationship and sanctions were placed on the country in february nine hundred ninety nine he led negotiations with pakistan over the contested region of kashmir he pushed for a full scale diplomatic peace process another success came with the inauguration of the new delhi low hold bus service in february one thousand nine hundred nine vij by initiated a new peace process aimed towards permanently resolving the kashmir dispute and other conflicts with pakistan but in may one thousand nine hundred ninety the two countries for a two month war in the remote region of cargo because smeared india declared victory is pakistan withdrew from cargo. a shrewd political player pite was able to build bridges on all sides of the political spectrum his moderate reputation brought him supporters especially from those who fit the right wing side of his
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b.j. policy his popularity soared his he oversaw economic reforms that led to high rates of growth but he lost the election in two thousand and four of the campaigning on his economic success his slogan of india is shining didn't resonate with everyone especially the poor who voted overwhelmingly for rival the congress party but. it was born in one thousand twenty four in central india and died in hospital in new delhi after being admitted in june. the vatican has expressed quote shame and sorrow after report detailed decades of abuse in the us catholic church an uncharacteristically strong language the vatican spokesman said the victims should know the pope is on the best side this week a pennsylvania grand jury report accused three hundred one priests of abusing children over the past seventy years it was the largest ever investigation of sex abuse in the catholic church. families of the thirty four mining workers killed six
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years ago in a wage strike in south africa say the government hasn't properly knowledge their pain and grief while the government has paid some families compensation of about seven million dollars others including survivors are still waiting for their payout from the the mill has more from the commemoration ceremony has been held. the commemoration took a somber tone with the loved ones of the thirty four victims of that candles and student sign. six years after the muddy karna massacre the grief felt by families and survivors is evident but many are angry too they blame the government and the police for the deaths of the miners new evidence suggests that when striking miners were sharks they were running away from police. was shot in the head the bullet is still in his skull he was told he would die if doctors removed it. because i feel like a piece of script and not good enough to work in
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a more i deserve to be compensated. i think that this it been a particularly violent strike ten other people including police officers and security guards were killed in the days before the mass shooting six police officers are facing legal proceedings but no one has so far feel convicted of any crime. then there's no willingness on. the lower. orders mine. was mollett decisions. and. the handling of. a lot of. what happened in. this world. in the. morning down. adding to the continuing. volatility here is the potential of thirteen thousand job cuts by mining companies
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platinum people here have used the anniversary to revive their calls better wages and living conditions these remain major issues for the mining community who say mining companies have put their profits they kids out of people's well being. but there are concerns that if these issues are not adequately addressed some may resort to violence workers' union amcu says it will not accept job cuts and plans of mass action for me dimon or al-jazeera america. mali's president. has won a second term after taking sixty seven percent of the vote in a runoff election supporters of katie cheered and done stuff to hearing the news of his landslide victory but kate his main rival somalis say says he'll win check the results in his people to rise up voter turnout was low in last month's vote armed men attacked several polling stations and one election worker was killed. aid
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agencies are scrambling to prevent two humanitarian crises in war torn yemen one and a half million children there are suffering from malnutrition and health workers fear it could worsen a cholera outbreak mohammed it doe reports from neighboring djibouti the casualties over yemen swore go way beyond the bomb some bullets. food is the greatest threat run out khaled is weak and severely malnourished she is nine years old but weighs only mine kilograms the ideal weight for a one year old baby. everyone who i know has been sick for almost four years i took her to several hospitals when they failed to treat her i took her to hospital the pediatrician there examined her and found a big stone three centimeters in size in her kidney. doctors of yemen's health or a hospital in the port city of data doing all they come to save run us live.
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from said she was suffering from severe pain in her left side after diagnosis we discovered that she has a fully blocked kidney we managed to do the operation for free but she didn't get any better due to malnutrition in. yemen has always been desperately poor but the war has made things much worse while food prices rise incomes of plummeted with frequent asterix it's difficult for people to leave their homes. the destruction of roads and bridges have limited the supply of vital supplies of food and fuel to a population already suffering going to learn how to nutrition department receives more than twenty cases a week from her data in neighboring areas this is because of the current situation in the country and because of the closure of health centers outside the problem due to fear of shelling also because of the financial situation and lack of jobs for fathers families cannot meet their basic needs. according to the u.n.
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two point eight million people have been driven away from their homes by the bombing in yemen many of them are living in green comps in the middle of the country surviving one may go to live hundreds whose deliveries are few and far between the world health organization is in the middle of a large drive to prevent a recurrence of color in north london. the destruction to the country's wartime senate to show for citizens already caused an outbreak which affected more than a million people. will say any major outbreak in the middle of the month attrition crisis. and the humanitarian crisis behind the al-jazeera djibouti. local media are reporting that more than one hundred people have been killed in the indian state of carola in some of the worst floods in a century tens of thousands more been forced from their homes government has called the situation extremely grave and the region's main airport has been ordered to
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close for ten days culture jan reports. heavy rain floods and landslides have destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and carola disaster officers say some two hundred people have died since may because of an unusually severe months soon season. when water came in we ran away with whatever we could grab the water came very fast we have to save our lives. the state is home to thirty three million people and one hundred fifty thousand of them have been sheltering in relief camps tens of thousands more remain stranded because ten thousand kilometers of roads have been destroyed or remain under water. in our village everyone's houses were destroyed it will be a long time before we can go back i have no idea how long it's going to take and where i will take my family it will take a long time to rebuild. water levels in the state's thirty four dams have reached dangerous highs state officials are releasing water sending a heavy flow into rivers the rain is also crippled water and sewage pumps leaving
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millions without drinking water more water proof. our water treatment plants in different places have been submerged under water that are the motors have been damaged our first priority is to get the drinking water out to the people. the monsoons of also wiped out crops in a state known for its spices and coffee carolus famous for its palm lined beaches and picture us tea plantations. it's a popular destination for both domestic and international tourists meanwhile carola residents are bracing for more rain in the days ahead paul chatterjee on al jazeera . schools attended by half a million palestinian refugees will reopen as planned later this month despite funding cuts by the u.s. united nations agency for palestinian refugees is prioritized reopening more than seven hundred schools across the region because it says education is a fundamental right the agency which is known as
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a robust still needs another hundred twenty million dollars to support five hundred thousand students past september the us cuts cut her off of its promised funding to in january high force it has more from bethlehem in the west bank. but after months of warnings about the possible impact of enron's financial crisis on the operations of its schools like this one the agency has announced that its seven hundred schools operating across its five areas jordan lebanon syria and the occupied palestinian territories of gaza and here in the occupied west bank they will open on time here in the occupied west bank that means the twenty ninth of august there are seven hundred schools serving more than half a million palestinian children in the region the head of the agency has said that it was vital for do. ignaty for the future that the schools should open on time but he's also saying that the future of the schools is by no means set and that's
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because of the withdrawal by the united states of its funding it typically funds about half of the seven hundred million dollars annual unwrap budget and this year it decided to withdraw that funding so throughout the year and run has been having to have these funding drives getting people to put forward existing commitments or make new commitments and so far that has come in a piecemeal fashion allowing them to operate for a few months more at a time currently the agency says it has enough money to operate until the end of september and it's not just schools that they do provide they also provide humanitarian sist assistance food medical assistance and indeed jobs to many palestinians in the region so for now the schools will be operating as normal from the start date on the twenty ninth of august but the future of that schooling system and indeed of the agencies other services has yet to be guaranteed. now for the next two weeks but as ours will be taken by the tango the international
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festival and while cup attracts fans and the best is from around the club as there is to raise up our reports. it is the dance music of when our societies. and for two weeks the festival and world cup energizes the argentine capital. frankel travelled from colombia to compete last year they came in third place this time they're hoping to make it to the top of the news in and some must complete helps me express what i feel is the most complete dumps and the most beautiful the any of us best that alyson the it's an arch that helps you express what you're feeling if you're angry or sad happy or in love. you can express everything in this dance. this is the world's most important tango competition almost seven
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hundred couples competing to win the cup it is here in the neighborhood of our tangle was born it is the place where the first war of one side is was located when thousands of immigrants arrive here in search of a better life and that's why many say that tango is full of sorrow because it expresses the feelings of those who had to leave everything behind in their home countries and the hardships they faced when they arrived. and they were no new one is the instrument at the heart of the sound of tango first crafted for religious services in the nineteenth century germany it is now in tune with dangle. has been playing it since he was a child and now it helps him make a living. as a coach and how but in the beginning it was persecuted because of the way it was danced or what the songs meant and the powerful opponents like the upper class the catholic church and the military but slowly is what its place and now it is all it
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. says this time of the year is a period that help argentines pay tribute to the dance that has come to represent them the moment picked already brought it is a historic moment because it's the time when we see how those nutrients still is opening up mixes with other music and cultures but we always look back to our historical references to continue to teach us and to keep us on the right path. a path that has come a long way since dangle was born but that continues to amaze arjan tines and foreigners alike. that is how will i just see that when a site is. so last for you on the program campaigning has started for brazil's october election with this year's vote expected to be tightly contested. wow the install. the bomb.
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business updates. going places together.
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business updates. going places together. with less than two months to go campaigning has officially started for brazil's presidential elections thirteen candidates have put their names forward and as daniel sheiner reports from brasilia there are no clear favorites in a race already marked by legal uncertainty and a disillusioned electorate. important these are eight of the thirteen candidates battling to become the next president of brazil most of them already members of the political establishment rocked by
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a huge corruption scandal opinion polls suggest that most voters don't trust any of them. it's hard to choose the position paper in secure scared the campaigning starts today and we don't know how to find an honest politician someone to trust. the process is crazy this year nothing has been defined it's difficult to be resilient at the moment. of the the outgoing president to show them are we moving to take over two years ago when his predecessor. was impeached both he and his party had deeply unpopular or brazil struggles to emerge from the session this is supposed to be the time when one hundred forty million or so brazilian voters decide who is best qualified to occupy this the presidential palace instead they're faced with legal contradictions constitutional uncertainty and political confusion it won't be easy leading candidates according to opinion
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polls is still the former president luiz inacio lula da silva who is serving twelve years in prison for corruption but he's fighting to stand up for his political and legal status are unclear said the major suis presidential certainly if former president lula is allowed to run and if he wins the elections we will have a severe political problem because we will have an elected president that most probably won't be able to become the president however it would also be a problem for brazil's democracy if cases treated differently to previous cases. i suppose lou supporters and opponents are looking to the law for guidance and so far is undecided but as you were. brazil this is an issue created by the word the constitution is interpreted there is no clarity about what the supreme court can divine or. it's been a tumultuous few years of brazilian politics with voters now hoping candidates in this campaign can provide them with the clarity and stability they crave.
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brasilia. and he's now here with sports thank you marion well spain's top football league has announced plans to stage again in the united states is part of a fifteen year plan for promote the league in north america. or the league is yet to confirm the dates all same's involved but says it's committed to moving a regular season game outside of europe for the first time early this month the spanish super cup game was taken out of the country with barcelona beating civvy it soon won in morocco the decision has angered the spanish footballers union their president saying the f.a. strongly objects footballers on notts currency that can be used in business to only benefits third parties or earlier on we spoke to found a callous journalist i want to spain's leading sports publications he says league is doing all it can so close the financial gap on the english premier league. i
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think they can be as popular as the premier league because they they have they have the two of the greatest clubs in the word you know when you have a messy and you have barcelona you have real madrid you can do whatever you want now they are trying to be professional there's something that the legal wasn't before hubby had went through in got to the president of the league or so now they're there they're raising their they're losing but they're getting close to the premier league so premier league they tried to have actually their regular season game in the us they failed so now the league is trying to do something that the premier league couldn't do it with european football back in action so too is the global piracy of matches all games from the opening round of the premier league and more than half of the fronts top league fixtures were illegally broadcast live by pirate channel be out q that's our base be in sports hold the middle east and
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rights to these games say it now has independent proof that be out here is being distributed by the saudi arabian based arab sat test for being with conducted by three leading technology companies cisco negron over on but the saudis maintain the signal isn't from their country football's world and european governing bodies of won't be argued they'll take legal action they've been joined by former one and world tennis bodies all demanded the immediate closure of the out of here. former england in manchester united striker wayne rooney settling in nicely at his new club in the united states the thirty two year old school twice is d.c. united beat the portland symbols four one in major league soccer has got three goals in seven games now the win also made in d.c. off the bottom of the eastern conference up into eight s. . england cricket coach travel bailey says ben stokes has been recalled to the test squad for his own well being starks was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing at a trial in bristol on tuesday could now play in saturday's third sest against india
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he missed the second test to to his court appearance he was arrested after being involved in a fight south side a night club last year the twenty seven year old missed england's top of australia as a consequence but has since returned to international action. when he came to new zealand after the ashes two that he missed he certainly addressed the players in the change room before when he first arrived from for me a point of view in the team you know these contrition was evident in for the for the boys in the team. india's problems have been on the pitch after a test their hopes of a first series win in england in more than a decade are all but over the top ranked side in the world losing the second spot an innings one hundred fifty nine runs conditions have been tough as you soon great through the series. but that's where character comes into play is mental discipline comes into play as a result of the norway off stump is to leave
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a lot of balls to be prepared to look at clear and dirty. england rugby player danny cypriani has been fined more than two and a half thousand dollars after pleading guilty to charges of assault cypriani has just been recently active for the national side and made his first test start in a decade see months ago the thirty year old was on a pre season saw with club side gloucester when he was arrested outside a nightclub in. mcclaren of announce the phenomena will be replaced by another spanish driver color science the twenty three year old from madrid a sun the multi daily is currently on loan at rhino from red bull but has decided not to trigger the recall calls in his contract which would have seen him driving for red bull mclaren announced this week that alonso will retire from f one at the end of the season's and not for the first time australian tennis player nick looks to be on a collision course with the game's all foreign seas. losing a set on purpose at the cincinnati masters after all human the umpire across the
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line cool. but the world number eight seen last the second set against bona courage six love but did go on to win the match kerry also was bound for three months at the end of twenty sixteenth for his lack of effort during a match at the shanghai masters. i mean would also you know i knew that you know it was no route no real point to me going either a companion or obviously waste energy trying to battle back against you know just what i knew but for all those you know if a loss of that six year old and we saw it first in the you know i think i carried a lot of events in the from the first game and you know. ok that is your school let's get back to mary in london thank you very much andy well there's much more in everything we're covering right here al jazeera dot com for all your news and sports including analysis that takes you behind the headlines feature stories that and you can watch us life. but i'll have a full but i said news for in
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