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zero. zero. zero zero and welcome to the news hour live from my headquarters in doha. coming up in the next sixty minutes the u.s. threatens to impose more sanctions on turkey while the turkish tumbles. two palestinians are killed and two hundred seventy injured in friday's gaza protests the indian state of carola is facing the worst floods in a century more than three hundred people have died and rescues are ongoing and a cricket star turned politician said to be sworn in as pakistan's prime minister
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on saturday. two major credit rating agencies have lowered their grades for turkish debt the move by moody's and standard and poor's puts more pressure on a country that's been rocked by both an economic crisis and deteriorating relations with the united states gabriel and he's on the reports from new york. for the turkish lira it was a week that could not in soon enough he week that started with the lira sliding to a record low of seven point two against the us dollar the currency has lost nearly forty percent of its value against the dollar this year alone as a full fledged economic crisis continues to simmer the trumpet ministration this week threaten to impose additional economic sanctions on turkey over the country's continued house arrest of a u.s. pastor on terrorism charges the diplomatic standoff led trump on friday to again
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say sanctions are justified turkey has in my opinion acted very very badly so we haven't seen the last of that we are not going to take it sitting down they can take our face but some analysts say the u.s. is being overly aggressive with the sanctions and use them to march and use them to recklessly if you don't have allies on board when you use the. you erode their effectiveness over time however there are some signs of potential relief on wednesday qatar's emir tahmima bin hamad out funny visited ankara bringing with him promises of an investment package worth fifteen billion dollars that money will mainly be injected into turkey's financial markets and banks turkey also promised to inject more money into the economy here on wall street they're watching the events in turkey very closely but most analysts say they have not seen any significant signs yet that events there are objecting the u.s.
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stock market but elsewhere that's not the case markets in asia remain mixed and european stocks were mostly down primarily because many european countries remain heavily exposed to turkey's debts while the list of grievances between these two nato allies is substantial this crisis ultimately boils down to a battle of wills between two leader. there's the big question now which one of them will blink first until then how far will the lire fall in the meantime gabriel sancho i'll just see it new york. well a shuttle mission for national security and foreign policy analyst and he says to his economy doesn't stand a chance against u.s. sanctions the vast majority not if not all of the civilized world banking and trade sort of transactions go through one and one and all in sort of
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transactional route and that's new york that's american transactional routes if the united states decides what sanctions on those which control the vast majority of the banking transactions world. turkey doesn't stand a chance now you can get some direct investment from qatar it's being get some direct investment from other sovereigns but again your banking system is beholden relied in all to the end and on american blessing american institutions even a broken clock is right twice a day american president presents from with all its faults flaws and problems instabilities is right about this case president already gone it's checkers act and it's a correct as maneuvers need to come back to the western allies turkey sovereign and kept turkey prosperous a little kept turkey away from a lot of threats facing east and north if they want to albany and the united nations has published a report on how to better protect palestinians of commission to look into ways to
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protect civilians in gaza and on the palestinian territories from what it calls excessive and indiscriminate force by the israeli military rosalyn jordan has more from the united nations. the u.n. general assembly ordered the secretary general and tonio good tenors to come up with the report of recommendations so that there could be new ways or perhaps a reinforcement of old ways of protecting palestinian civilians in the ongoing dispute with the israeli government the recommendations for coming from the secretary general are for the first would be increasing the number of you would personnel in the occupied palestinian territories in order to help palestinian civilians improve their quality of life the second recommendation is essentially more money for u.n. and other governmental organization programs to improve health care education and the economy in the occupied territories the last two recommendations from
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a terrorist would need a security council resolution and indorsement before either could be employed wud deploy an observer mission that could also act as local bt interest to keep the israeli military and policy of protesters for of getting into an all out conflict the final would be a deployment of perhaps a peacekeeper force an armed force as the document calls it in order to basically make certain that these two sides don't come into any clashes and that people are killed or injured as a result those last two would be very difficult to get into doors but from the security council without considerable debate and to go see a ship and because the u.s. president donald trump has been very vigorous in its defense of israel's right to protect itself it is likely that should a resolution even be to go see it that the u.s. would veto such a measure essentially putting this whole proposal into the waistband but
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because the u.n. general assembly decided to debate the matter and to have a good tears take a fresh look at the ongoing crisis. israel of the powell study territories it is certainly something that's going to lead to at least a do round of discussion in the un security council now israeli planes in jerusalem have closed the compound after a life attack but he say an israeli palestinian man tried to stab an officer in the city before being shot dead the closure means worshippers will be unable to pray at the mosque jordan the custodian off the al aqsa mosque compound has urged israel to immediately reopen it. meanwhile at least two palestinian protesters have been killed and two hundred seventy wounded during demonstrations near the border fence how often is have been staging protests every friday since march they're calling for a right to return to ancestral land for their families were expelled from there also
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demanding an end to the israeli blockade of the gaza strip child stratford as at a medical tent near the border fence. the medics are so this man has been injured by a live round that has gone through both his legs. the medics who say that the majority of those injured are injured in the lower limbs and they say that ninety percent of the time these bullets live ammunition if you come over here this. he's one of the countless people. suffering the effects of tear gas inhalation medics saying they're seeing people like this all the time is not the man here who so doctor tells us has been injured by what he describes as an exploding bullet obviously we can't independently confirm this but don't just say that he's ready soldiers are using a type of ammunition that expose in middle age and the shrapnel obviously flies out and many people are being harmed this way now hamas says that the
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palestinians of gaza have every right to continue these protests and as we heard earlier today in the mosques there were calls for these protests to happen in various locations across gaza hamas says the people here have every right to protest until israel's sea is lifted and that's despite the countless injuries we're seeing here every week the chief minister of the indian state of catalyst says it's experiencing an extremely grave crisis and the monsoon rains continue to battle the region more than three hundred people have been killed this mom from the damage has been described as the worst and me a century but if meth has the latest. hundreds of soldiers have been sent to caroline to lead the rescue effort. thousands of people are stranded across the southern indian state at least two hundred twenty thousand people have sought refuge in relief camps. hundreds of homes have been
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swallowed by floodwater. north and central carola have been worst hit by the floods but the entire state is on red alert as heavy rain is predicted for several days if you have a fresh spell of flags inundating i don't know vast areas. we have deployed our forces over there in seventy six. the government says ten thousand kilometers of perilous roads have been destroyed. the international airport is flooded and have been temporarily closed. monsoon rains are a fact of life in india but these are the heaviest since one hundred twenty four millions of dollars worth of crops have been washed away. indian prime minister narendra modi says he's praying for the safety and well being of the people of carol burnett's mr al jazeera. now part of in the saying is the communications manager for the red cross from india and he says rescue efforts have intensified in
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the past few days. relief efforts and rescue have really gained momentum over last forty eight hours in particular with army navy air force and the ira with you the national disaster. really was basically stepping in and trying to warn and the figure of people being airlifted their images into full media have been streaming but the nature of these blood it's this one of the worst in the last hundred years it's just it's truly overwhelming that fourteen districts of careless state are in a state of alert so not i mean the magnitude of this calamity is fairly large and that is really stretching all the relief efforts and let's go first that i'm going in. to say now where the government says it may take over the responsibility of the motorway system after the collapse of a bridge in genoa on tuesday at least thirty eight people died and hundreds of others were injured they were
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a child has more from genoa. they've already started to bury the dead in a series of private funeral of but the search for survivors still continues under the rubble of the collapsed bridge the rescuers are using heavy lifting the sheen area and search dogs. but hopes are fading with each hour that passes here that anyone else can have survived under such a weight of concrete many of the families of the victims are boycotting the day of mourning called in the city this weekend they say it was a tragedy caused by government negligence and they want no part in the official ceremony for the marriage general or did little to reassure them in their grief this is a way of thinking this is a very every problem may become an opportunity and it's exactly what they see it right now i mean we're going to have some investment from the from the government to the collapse of the bridge which was opened in one thousand nine hundred sixty
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seven as fed growing concern about the state of at least aging roads and bridges and the quality of the cement used in the construction boom across the country it does seem that this was created more than fifty years ago and the sheer volume of traffic these bridges are now taking not only here but in many other parts of the italian infrastructure simply was not allowed for there was too much traffic it was well known since years since indicates ago that this infrastructure was not enough for supporting all the traffic the city traffic bortz related traffic and the regional and even international traffic prosecutors in the city say ten to twenty people are still unaccounted for no warning the death toll is expected to rise the collapse occurred just a day before italy's busiest summer holiday david chase the al jazeera general. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including the move by the trumpet
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ministration that some say signals with a draw from the conflict in syria malaysia's new prime minister arrives in china with a message from his heart it's time to renegotiate the deals his predecessor struck and the nation's capital gets set to host the asian games but air pollution is proving a problem for athletes peter will have the details coming up in sports. now in just a few hours emraan will be sworn in as pakistan's new prime minister. and south party became the largest in the national assembly after last month's election but he still needs to form a coalition government among many challenges are preventing an economic crisis and boosting jobs. the first thing we will do is crack down on corruption i promise you in front of god that. this country and. the single one.
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come all high there has more from islamabad. august on the. children emraan khan. prime minister of pakistan there were chaotic scenes inside parliament and the opposition made a lot of noise shouting slogans against emraan khan and shouting and favorite roles now why should the prime minister who was disqualified and younger brother should be for the opposition candidate for the prime minister. however the difference between the politicians and pakistan has meant that the opposition airlines had already fallen apart of august on people's party decided to abstain from the walking and of course had given emraan khan a clear advantage imran khan has spoken on the floor of parliament saying that is going to be bigger an accountability and he's going to deliver on the promises he
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made to the people of august on who have voted for change started his political party back in nineteen ninety six and in twenty two years has become the prime minister. but earlier we spoke with south asia political specialist lot about some of the challenges facing. democracy is not a one man show he has to do it through parliament the accountability and also as you know the army behind the scenes the power that they wield and it's the biggest as some of the parliamentarians there's most in dollars that is the biggest holy cow in pakistan's parliament has never really managed to debate the budget for the military i mean just let's just start with that huge chunk of pakistan's budget goes to the military and there's never really been a proper debate on that in parliament there's a great hope in india that imran khan as the probably only prime minister in pakistan who would be sought to be sworn in as he's being sworn in tomorrow who's
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actually visited india many many times as a cricketer and he really knows you know indian people i mean he has had relationships with indians that go beyond cricket so i'm hopeful that there will be better relations with india particularly and hopefully with the grandest done in other countries in the region as well right now a huge chunk of india and pakistan trade goes through the body through the middle east and if we started trading directly it it will involve raising our g.d.p. but in terms of billions of dollars and that's why squashed me is concerned well you know there was a four point formula focused new people very hopeful about but that that formula was initiated by a military dictator it has to go through parliament so hopefully if a manhunt chooses he can revive that four point formula which which has been widely . praised as a very hopeful as something that can really work for from cricket start to
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pakistan's new prime minister some of and java's looks back it comes journey into the world of politics. after twenty two years struggle in manhunts taken pakistan's top draw the kind of not a cricket captain who brought home the world cup is now the prime minister for years his vision has been to build what he calls a new box on the stage it's become one viable. you can only get out of this by the complete usual and what we call a new process. you know what but what they were is go back to the vision of the founding fathers. it all began with the launch of that there you can sock or p.t.i. in one nine hundred ninety six but it wasn't until the twenty thirteen election that it emerged as pakistan's third largest political party in this election can campaign on a track record of establishing a hospital and again versity and more recently running the government of the fabric of our problems. he's long been at the center of media attention both at home and
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abroad which meant his private life was also no spotlight from marrying british socialite jim i'm a goldsmith whose most recent divorce the journalist ron hahn even his third marriage with a spiritual advisor bush has not been without controversy fans also denied his rivals accusations that he won as many seats this time because he was the military's favorite candidate. but he has been the favored candidate of many first time voters the youth as imran khan calls them his party supporters have disrupted to dish and politics in the last few years but their energy and aggressive social media presence and they've also put pressure on iran and members of his party have misbehaved. imran khan's one of the most recognizable faces of pakistan who's been a vocal critic of u.s. drone strikes and has insisted that dialogue with groups like the taliban is the way to achieve peace. but do not want this exogenous and killing in the name of drone attacks is hinted at better ties with neighbors including india and of going
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to stand in a positive relationship with the us based on what he calls mutual respect. imran khan's become the first former cricketer to have turned popular support into an election when. as he gets ready to fulfill his promise of the so-called new pakistan he faces major challenges including finishing his full five year term as because none of his predecessors remained in power long enough to complete their time in office some of the job it was their. the u.s. has imposed sanctions on several governments personnel in myanmar accusing them of ethnic cleansing against four hundred muslims it includes four military and police commanders and two army units while they are the toughest sanctions so far the trumpet ministration did not target the highest levels of non muslim in the tree more than seven hundred thousand have fled to neighboring if since the military crackdown last year. well the united states said it's cutting two hundred thirty
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million dollars allocated for stabilization programs and syria says the funding would only be provided if syria engages in a credible peace process led by the united nations is being seen as a move to extricate the u.s. from the conflict as committee health report. it's yet another signal of the trumpet ministrations desire to withdraw from a visible role in syria on friday it announced it was redirecting two hundred thirty million syrian stabilization funds frozen in march to other foreign policy priorities the move comes following contributions in pledges totaling three hundred million by coalition partners to help rebuild parts of syria no longer held by isis among the contributions announced this week one hundred million from saudi arabia. president trump since the start of his presidency has been carefully cultivated his relationship with the kingdom but the donation is
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a fraction in comparison to the reported four billion trump reportedly requested in march for syrian assistance and rebuilding still the u.s. says in former eisel strongholds like rocka one hundred fifty thousand displaced residents have been able to return the city's drinking water is now safe but according to a recent u.n. report up to thirty thousand eisel fighters remain in iraq and syria syria has called saudi arabia's contributions to the u.s. led rebuilding effort morally unacceptable through its state news agency it argued the coalition's only goal is to fragment the region that's what the u.s. contends is the goal of iran in syria and throughout the middle east is pushing for the withdrawal of iran's forces in syria we're going to continue to kenner iran regimes more and activity. to support iranian voices and to galvanize international support for efforts the u.s.
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denies the shifting of funds for syria signals a lessening of its strategic goals it says its humanitarian assistance is not effective and defeating eisel remains a top priority we continue to be committed to this fight and we're not backing down from that isis needs to be defeated in the u.s. government stands firmly by that for years president thomas complained about u.s. allies not sharing the financial burden for efforts in syria including preventing syrian president bashar last thought an iranian allies from creeping into newly liberated areas it is a gold saudi arabia says it share kimberley help at al-jazeera washington. russian and turkish defense ministers have met in moscow to discuss the plight of syria's refugees millions have been forced from their homes since the war began many and now fleeing the one of the last opposition strongholds ahead of a planned offensive by the government forces taking refuge in camps near the turkish border well some call fuel has more from inside syria syria near the border
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with turkey. this is the marketplace a refugee camp in northern syria by syria or a keyboard there the camp which is one of the oldest since the uprising began in syria post more than eight hundred dollars in syrian refugees those refugees were displaced maybe once maybe a couple of times since the syrian uprising and the bashar assad regime's assaults began and many people here feel stuck because as the first as the syrian regime president bashar assad's threatens to touch it these people say no where else to go because this was the ultimate point by the border that they could reach and now you see this starts you see these shops and people who are trying to make their living days friday some of the shops are all with them but when you speak fluently they
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are kind of open because they are made of any outsold. by the syrian regime still ahead on the palace one voice their opposition to a proposal that they say will reduce them to second class citizens and this is a final farewell to the promise to who oversaw the transition into a nuclear power and don't think has surfaced in athletics again peter what have the details on the latest offend. by the sky knowing the full range in harbor or off the coast of the italian riviera . hello there for many of us in china there's been a lot of wet weather recently we had one tropical storm that worked its way into the east of our map here and that's still disintegrating over the northern part of our map here as we head through the day on saturday so very heavy downpours here
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and even if we fast forward to sunday that system is still with this is moving away northwards but it's still giving some heavy rain we also had another storm that worked his way towards the northern parts of vietnam that also caused flooding in the southern parts of china that is now away towards the west but you can see it still giving us some heavy rain there as you work your way across through me and ma and into bangladesh for us in china we've got more showers cropping up here they gradually pushing their way northwards as we head through sunday and into monday even further towards the south and four is in the philippines lots of showers at the moment but to the south of that it's actually looking largely fine and dry for many of us across borneo down through java and into bali towards the west more wet weather here and looks like some of us in thailand seeing yet more heavy rain not only on saturday but also on sunday to now of course we've been hearing about the flooding that we've had in kerala recently and the showers here are set to continue as we head through the next few days we've also got plenty of weather towards the northwestern parts of india as well effect today. the with sponsored by qatar
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a journey around the globe. on al-jazeera. good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are our top stories ratings agency moody's has cut turkey's credit rating further into junk status earlier on friday than the euro we can once again after a turkish court rejected an american pastor's appeal for release washington has threatened to impose more sanctions if he isn't freed the un has published a report on how to better protect palestinians it was commissioned to look into ways to protect civilians from what it called excessive and discriminate force by
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the israeli military and more than three hundred people have died in widespread flooding in the southern indian state of carola tens of thousands have been left stranded with the military and fisherman carrying out rescues. now sell the media reporting a ballistic missile has been launched across the border by rebels in yemen was fired from the yemeni city of sabah towards the southwestern saudi border city of. reports say it was intercepted meanwhile the united nations has invited yemen's government and iran backed the rebels to geneva next month for talks on resolving the country's civil war the september meeting aims to revive un backed negotiations which broke down and twenty sixteen nearly ten thousand people have been killed since the conflict began more than three years ago the u.n. says much of the population is on the verge of starvation mahama the door has more from neighboring djibouti. the yemeni government. looks across the willingness for
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talks in geneva. talks. to. polish sharing agreement between. that which is a lifeline. for millions of human isn't expected to dominate the playoffs. that's who the fighters have expressed some willingness to hump over the porch of with either. an administration that is supported by the united nations but the city itself something that you or you say this is unacceptable on but coupled with the other issue or for lack of a cease fire before even the talks begin in the sudan you are you being invited to the conference going to say might limit more of a success the whole smyth are part of the leader of mali is opposition parties
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continuing to reject the results of the presidential runoff election so male a cease fire says the results were marred by fraud mali's government says incumbent president of the won sixty seven percent of the vote c.s.a. has called on his supporters to continue to put pressure on authorities to protect mollies democracy now german chancellor angela merkel has shed your to hold talks with russian president vladimir putin on saturday donna cane reports now on the complex relationship between berlin and moscow. when i'm going to merkel me to putin on saturday it will be for the second time in just three months on the table of the conflict in syria the situation in ukraine and the controversial nord stream two gas pipeline under the baltic sea but hanging over the meeting is this statement from donald trump at july's nato summit but germany as far as i'm concerned is captive to russia because it is getting so much of its energy from
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russia so we're supposed to protect germany but they're getting their energy from worship explain it to the. russia provides only around half of germany's annual energy consumption but most is in the form of natural gas and that is why the nord stream to gas pipeline is so contentious it's a network which when complete will transport natural gas from russia under the baltic sea to western europe bypassing the existing land based pipelines through ukraine and it might deprive the government in kiev as much as three billion dollars a year in revenue ministers in kiev say the project is purely political moscow insists it's just business but i sure wish i knew when you got the stomach sick that most of us could come up close look we have always treated this project as exclusively economic we have always kept this outside the scope of any political process i would also like to say that after the launch of nordstrom to stopping the movement of russian gas through ukraine is not intended. but russia's role in
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ukraine continues to concern leaders notably angolan merkel specifically moscow's immoveable see over the minsk agreement which brokered a cease fire between government and separatist forces in the often does the all hope to move forward on the issues of the minsk agreement with ukraine and russia france and germany took on responsibility many years ago we are saddened that still no day goes by without a violation of the cease fire but we don't give up hope and we know that through this the relationship with russia could be significantly improved. ukraine assigned to the two leaders do have common ground such as in keeping the nuclear deal both concerns about the trumpet ministrations tariffs and diplomacy but their relationship has never been easy i think both sides have accumulated a lot of skepticism mistrust mutual reproaches and grievances that overshadow their
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relationship which is why few people in the german capital expect any breakthroughs as a result of this meeting dominic. the u.s. special counsel investigating russian interference for the twenty sixteen election has recommended that a former trump campaign aide be jailed george have adopted us pleaded guilty to lying to f.b.i. investigators and october is to be sentenced early next month where special counsel robert muller says he should serve up to six months and present. a valid stance president has the business of the embattled city of gaza in a week after the part of our launched a surprise attack on the provincial capital ashraf ghani met members of the forces and congratulated them on defending the city against taliban fighters he also visited some of the victims' families at least a hundred and fifty soldiers and ninety five civilians were killed during five days of fighting. malaysia's prime minister mahathir mohamad is in beijing on his first
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trip to china since winning may's election he recently said he wants to cancel all renegotiate some of the deal struck between his predecessor and the chinese government florence lowy reports from kuala lumpur. the chinese have long had links with the mill a peninsula is to teach look asian the convenient midway point for chinese traders plying the east west route even now commerce is at the heart of the relationship with malaysia counting china as its biggest trading partner but of late the actions of malaysia's new prime minister mahathir mohamad who came into power in may as concerned china has suspended three chinese led projects and said earlier this week he was aiming to scrap what leads to renegotiate the deals it was a crucial part of the platform which bucket of higher up which now it's a federal government was elected a body there were perceptions that these projects that the cultures govern them
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world upside that wasn't favorable to believe that it could probably access a bit of that even jeopardize our sovereignty to the. the contracts were signed by the previous government met by not to pasok who's been charged with corruption and money laundering officials are investigating whether the previous administration used money from the projects to repay debts owed by the scandal ridden fund one and set up by not you. of the three projects that have been suspended the biggest is the twenty billion dollars east coast rail link which would connect the eastern states of peninsula malaysia to the capital kuala lumpur and southern thailand it's part of china's so-called boughton road initiated an ambitious plan to link it with europe and africa through a network of ports wrote and railways analysts say chinese officials desire to see the initiated succeed where projects in other countries have hit hurdles may
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influence how they view martin's request if both sides could come to some sort of compromise in terms of the construction cost in terms of for example in the future types of investments i think malaysia and china economic cooperation was due for had a malaysian government advisor visited beijing last month to lay the groundwork for mahathir is first visit to china since his election ultimately the two countries need each other but nation wants to reduce its debt but not at the expense of future investments china needs a friend and ally in the region just recently the chinese foreign ministry said any disagreements between the two countries should be resolved through talks and indication perhaps china is willing to renegotiate the terms of its deals with malaysia florence al-jazeera. to their power now where parliament is debating a bill that could make it difficult for women to pass on their citizenship to their
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children activists say the proposal discriminates against women and they're trying to stop it so being a stressed has more from cut monday. these women are protesting in the midday heating task and. they refuse to be treated as second class citizens. its parliament is debating a new bill that says women lead in the husband in order for their children to be in a police agency activists say. the constitution itself which was adopted in two thousand and fifteen is discriminatory. although it says a child of an a poly mother or father can be citizen there are clauses that do not allow the poly women married to foreigners to pass on their citizenship to their children. to groom her to go to the supreme court to get citizenship for her children her husband whose mother is also in a poly citizen has no citizenship. my husband is trying to get
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citizenship for his mother his father died when he was young we went to the courts and even though the church instructed local officials to do was necessary to give my husband citizenship the local authorities refused. bureaucrats many of whom are seen as socially conservative can now make it more difficult for people like dip these husband to obtain citizenship difficult bill is deeply problematic now nepali women have to prove that the father of their child is in a palace that isn't a requirement that is just not there for men the only other way out is to say that she doesn't know they identity off the father in an already deeply patriarchal society where women face many indignities this bill is seen by these women as yet another level of discrimination. been the boundaries a member of parliament who has been a strong advocate for women and equality. there are some parliamentarians who
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think men are the only ones who can save a nation's sovereignty i think women are inferior yet there are many who have come to realize they shine and they were voted in by both men and women so we are objects in this bill while the debate goes on in the parliament women's rights activists say they will not stop protesting until they're treated as equal citizens sabinus russia al-jazeera katmandu. thousands of people have paid tribute to former indian prime minister atal bihari. who's been cremated in new delhi he was the first prime minister from the hindu nationalists b j p party was remembered as a consummate diplomat who successfully lead a coalition with multiple smaller parties and their thomas reports from new delhi. india's current prime minister was among the last to lay flowers next to one of its most respected. then came the last post. the new delhi.
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memory place biharis batch prize was gently taken from its coughing and laid on its pile. for the crack a ceremonial gunfire. the pio was lit earlier budget price body had been taken on a perception through the streets of new delhi he didn't really be devoted to that he'd be the right man for everyone. and he wanted everything but everybody. twenty five roads in the center of the council with close to allow the crowds to gather thousands of people have come through here on their way to reach the funeral rites and this is just one of many ways among the official mourners is a delegation from the incoming government to stop imran khan about to be sworn in as pakistan's new prime minister also sends a message of goodwill saying budge plies death left
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a vacuum in the sub continents political arena. that's why is remembered fondly by most indians his period in office was one of strong economic growth and investment in roads and bridges for i it was also when india became a nuclear power the tests i was sore in one thousand nine hundred eight so controversial internationally but popular at home divisive though with two thousand and two use of end single right after a train carrying hindu pilgrims was set on fire killing fifty as many as two thousand mostly muslim men were killed in riots many thought the state government did little to stop them but europe's then chief minister is today's prime minister on friday the renderer modi called by his guru. cremation marked the end of an indian political giant andrew thomas al-jazeera new delhi. the story in our helicopter helicopter pilot has died after his aircraft crashed while
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watch a bomb in bushfires about seventy five burning across a drought stricken new south wales the pilot was found dead in the wreckage of his chopper which crashed on the state's south coast hundreds of firefighters and dozens of aircraft are fighting the flames last month was a stray fifth driest july on record. now grapes are the same as a raising hundreds of dollars to help but far as it swept through resorts. six people were killed. reports from the village of one of the worst hit areas. this used to be by your kitchen the only survived the fire that swept through this neighborhood on july twenty third because he and a friend acted quickly after smelling the smoke you find different yet if we went to the main road and there was
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a tsunami of flames sixty meters high as soon as we saw this i said save your family take them to the sea we ran back and i grabbed my mother i should be a sequel this is where i ended up along with hundreds of others some scorched by the flames just a little too many mixed army over there was absolutely no warning perhaps the authorities didn't realize the size of the phenomenon it was so sudden my house is four hundred meters from the sea the fire took three maybe four minutes to cover that distance an inquiry is now looking into why all photos he's failed to better coordinate their response the local mayor says five faces acted heroically but everything happens to first matters but are the keepers i see as civil protection measures exist here as in every municipality but when you have twelve force winds blowing through pine forest and it becomes extremely inflammable the city is a government is trying to restore a sense of normality trees are being cut down even though many of them appear only superficially singed the public power corporation is restoring electricity the
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government will pay each stricken household an emergency some of the around five thousand dollars replace basic appliances and give pension is a double payouts this month all in the hope of reducing its political liability. yet another name of the probe is no right to talk about political responsibility we've assumed the political responsibility already the prosecutor is an independent authority they're investigating but they won't find anything in the government we have no criminal liability. cities that has already a reputation for slowness and civil protection at the height of the refugee crisis three years ago it took months to ask brussels for help resulting in greater suffering for refugees and last year it was unable to prevent oil from a sunken tanker from soiling kilometers of pristine coastline west of athens but this time greece seems to have suffered an unprecedented number of deaths from
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wildfires even in two thousand and seven when two and a half percent of greek territory went up in flames the death toll did not exceed sixty for those who have lost family members say no amount of money will bring them back jumpstart openness al-jazeera. then as well as president has confirmed that has government is making its own homegrown cryptocurrency an official currency alongside the body of the petro is backed by that is why it is crude oil reserves which are the largest in the world the government has also raised wages for the fifth time this year the south american nation has been battling hyperinflation which has left it on the brink of economic collapse the u.s. geological survey has reported a magnitude six point one earthquake in southern costa rica a shallow quake struck near the town all fog or free thought close to the border with panama there are no reports of major damage or any injuries but some areas are without doubt atrocity. now aretha franklin families has had funeral will take
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place on the thirty first of all the rest the legendary queen of soul died from pancreatic cancer on thursday at the age of seventy six john hendren reports from franklin's hometown of detroit. in detroit aretha franklin was the diva next door outside her family's church friends and families hold vigil with flowers bellew's and the occasional busted move. inside where her sonorous voice once reached the rafters she inspires spontaneous outbursts of song. i know what's right here but she was like a sister to all of us or if our cuts that she would see was all of that we relish and glorified in a way that was and cherished. the mezzo soprano rolling stone magazine
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calls the greatest singer ever leaves her hometown somber celebrating a presence who shone on stage and here at home. when she walked into rooms who just light up the room. she was our queen she was our queen. the queen of soul it was here at new bethel babs church that c.l. franklin aretha franklin's father preached and it was at her father's church that she got her start singing in the choir it wasn't long before she was the star soloist here and eventually around the world. the singer who could turn an old otis redding song about respect into an anthem about feminism and civil rights that helped define an era was remembered by the u.s. president so i want to begin today by expressing my condolences to the family of a person i knew well. she worked for me on numerous occasions she was terrific
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aretha franklin on her passing. she was also mourned by the president she brought to tears barack obama and his wife michelle wrote in her voice we could feel our history all of it and in every shade our power and our pain our darkness and our light our quest for a dempsey and our hard won respect around the world she is remembered on subways and theater marquees in a world where sold has lost its queen john hendren al-jazeera detroit. still ahead on the news hour we'll tell you why the heavyweight world champion got into an argument with his rivals dad that's coming up in sports with peta.
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where every. form of struggles but i mean nobody not a person coming home and one of their battle to prove they are so full of pleasure we can waste i leave it alone including an intimate look at life in cuba today getting a little more detail on a kerry i forgot it's there but this is my cuba on al-jazeera.
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style the sport now his peta. thank you very much we're just hours away from the start of the asian games in indonesia millions of eyes will be on the capital city of jakarta for saturday's opening ceremony we musicians and four thousand dancers will greet the competitors the numbers really are staggering the asian games are actually the world's second largest sporting event after the olympics with fourteen thousand athletes taking part from forty five asian countries those athletes will take part in four hundred sixty two middle events across forty seven sports ten of which are new to the asian games including jet skiing paragliding bridge and e-sports well the football at the asian games has already started and host
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indonesia's start a chance of reaching the knockout stage that after they beat the group a minnow laos gholston it. up and there was a shocker south korea were beaten by malaysia in group b. some questionable goalkeeping from song. of the open for the nation to go into the . city are champions event a splash more than one hundred million dollars on christiane or another and on saturday verona will be the first club tasked with stopping him in his new black and white kit. consider not this will be his very first match play in the talon league and this is something new and he's very curious to know that we better and how the teams play here it's the beginning of a brand new season and the new challenge for us. to still not allow a lot but we only thought about christiane over an elbow we would lose sight of the hole you vent to squad the immense quality they have we must think of you ventas as
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a great teams and think of ourselves as a top team was a true team a squad a solid group who rate their chances against ronaldo and all the rest of tennis as one hundred eighteen year old davis cup is set for a radical revamp the international tennis federation or is changing the men's tournament from a year long one hundred thirty two team event to an eighteen team competition that will last just a week the new format is backed by an investment group led by a japanese billionaire and founded by a spanish footballer gerard piqué the partnership is said to be worth three billion dollars over twenty five years and very proud of my dream. of course much there she read in thank you very much to all emissions. that you feel. and the ones that have voted to get. try to brew for those we can deliver to read to the readers competition over in the news in the next twenty
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five years but not everyone is happy five federations voted against the overhaul including germany whose paid six time grand slam champion boris becker tweeted loss of words about the decision today hashtag davis cup former davis cup winner pat cash called it a sad day for men's tennis and that the i.d.f. off fooling themselves if they think top players will play an eighteen team comp over one week at the end of the year. another kenyan runner has been suspended for a doping related offense middle distance runner gone bet who won bronze in the eight hundred meters at last year's world championships in london refused or failed to provide a sample to the athletics integrity unit which handles doping issues.


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