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early on friday was in response to a rare rocket attack on the israeli city of tel aviv the exchange of fire is raising fears of an escalation of the conflict that has this update from the israeli side of the gaza border fence. well this latest escalation between israel and hamas began on thursday evening with the launch of those two rockets from gaza towards the area around tel aviv the first time that has happened since twenty fourteen israel blaming hamas for that launch in the early hours of friday morning and responding with some one hundred targets being struck by the israeli military in gaza but later during the course of thursday a friday morning rather the israelis the israeli army told the media that there was a possibility at least this was a mistaken launch that either there was potentially been some kind of technical problem or that it was a a lower ranking group of of hamas members who carried out the launch without the sanction of the upper leadership hamas has denied responsibility as has islamic
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jihad for launching those rockets there were nine other projectiles launched injuring the course of the israeli response jr early hours of friday morning none of those causing any damage or injuries six of them intercepted by the iron dome anti-missile system and how much has also decided in a pretty unprecedented way or actually one precedented way during the course of the nearly year long great march of return protests at the border every friday it's decided to call this friday's protests off i think both sides are trying to signal to each other that there is a way out of this without escalating towards a major conflict certainly something that the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is not seem to want just a few weeks out from a national election. still ahead on the bulletin healthy as in malaysia as tons of toxic chemicals are found dumped in a river. and
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i know that the weather still looking quite unsettled for many of us across the middle east the satellite picture is showing this huge blanket of cloud hare it's gradually working its way eastwards but as it works its way away from us it's opening the door for yet more wet weather that's working its way down from europe so for some saturday then we can expect to see some rain and some snow over parts of turkey and then that stretches down that coastline of the mediterranean giving some of us some very heavy outbreaks of rain that clears away there so sunday should be the brushy day for us the temperatures recovering as well beirut up to eighteen degrees that area of rain though works its way eastwards it's here over parts of iraq and iran and stretching down towards us here in doha so in doha them we've seen a few showers but they're clearing so if a saturday should be a good deal dry a bright to twenty six degrees will be our maximum but the clouds are gathering
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again for us on sunday so this chance of seeing a few more showers the winds will be feeding up from the south as well so it could well be quite a dusty day down towards the sort of positive africa of course we've got all so i claim with this is now hit land and it's disintegrating so it's just this no mass of cloud here have a pulse of mozambique it's already given us a lot of flooding caused a lot of damage as well and that system is going to continue to pound us with heavy rain as we head through sunday as well. every. series of breaking stories and then of course there's a truck through the eyes of the world's journalists that's right out of the script that calls for the annihilation of israel that is not what that phrase. as we turn the cameras on the media focused on how they were on the stories that matter the most embarrassing. on al-jazeera.
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it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories shooting attacks on two mosques in new zealand have killed nine people dozens of others are injured in christchurch one suspect has been charged with murder new zealand's prime minister says the terrorist attack is one of the darkest days in the country's history. large protests are being held to a possible jury a demanding president. because resignation weeks of mass protests have already forced the ailing president to drop his bed for a fifth term the protesters say his proposed changes aren't enough and weekly
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protests along the gaza israel fence have been postponed hours after israeli airstrikes hit the besieged strip early of rockets launched from gaza fell near tel aviv. now on the east african coast. has made landfall in mozambique bringing with it one speeds of up to two hundred twenty five kilometers an hour almost eighty three thousand people across the region have already been displaced by stormy weather that began more than a week ago flooding has left many villages underwater and knocked out power and water supplies in some areas. now north korea is considering suspending talks with the u.s. and restarting missile and nuclear tests why is foreign minister choice on when he says has no intention of yielding to u.s. denuclearization demands he's blaming the u.s. secretary of state and national security adviser for the breakdown of last month's summit in hanoi between kim jong un and donald trump now toxic chemicals dumped
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in southern malaysia have caused thousands of pages to seek hospital treatment three arrests have been made as police investigate the pollution than to recycling rubber tires as far as louis reports from possible good long in the state of georgia whole more than one hundred schools have been closed. nor. is worried about his youngest sister she was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit when she complained of difficulty. is appointed. hospital and. they came here took some samples and then left they didn't seem interested in helping those. it's been a week since it was discovered that between twenty and forty tons of chemical waste had been dumped into the river near their homes were standing right next to the kim kim river which is where the toxic chemicals were dumped now people here tell us. gets was at night it's an acrid burning smell that smells like tires or plastic
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being burnt and even just standing here for a few minutes we get to. this stadium has been turned into a twenty four hour first response medical center at least three and a half thousand people have sort of medical attention for the fumes in the past week. many of the patients complain of suffering from. shivering and some say. the government initially considered declaring a state of emergency in the area but now say that the situation is under control. but still we. need. to see the cleanup operations of the river have begun with the government appointing contractors to help it had. some. but we have. removing this material and things has reduced and
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now we find sports which is really having some. a one and a half kilometers stretch of the river is thought to have been affected the government says toxic substances found in samples taken from the river are linked to chemicals used to recycle tie is three people have been arrested in connection with the toxic dumping florence. state malaysia. to spain now where the government has set a date in june for moving the body of dictator francisco franco from a state's muslim seen by many as a monument to fascism the exhumation as part of plans to remove monuments and other tributes to the victors of the spanish civil war a fierce debate on the issue has forced the supreme court to intervene karl penhall reports from madrid. these.
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are their straight arm salute a signpost to their totalitarian roots are members of the phalange gathered in the dritte inspired in part by nazi germany and fascist italy in the one nine hundred thirty s. the movement is tiny now but was once the backbone of general franco's regime. we're not there no no it was probably the end of we cannot allow our oded to move around like animals like what they want to do with. spain socialist government voted in september to exude franco's body from its two men the valley of the fallen it's regarded by many as some monument to the victors not a memorial for all victims of the civil war that ended in one thousand nine hundred thirty nine unlike his ideological allies hitler and mussolini franco ruled until he died aged eighty two in this madrid apartment the franco foundation keeps the general's memory alive and opposes efforts to have his body exude. spokesman jaime
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alone so rejects well documented allegations of widespread torture executions and disappearances under franco. and another i don't see any and we're trying committed mistake he throws himself by the best people the government is trying to impose lies today to wipe out the truth from the past the vote the existing franco was fairly straightforward but the decision on whether we bury him sparked the public argument between the dictator's grandchildren the catholic church and the government. no doubt with chants of never never anti franco demonstrators say they won't tolerate the dictator as they call him being reinterred in madrid some such as chattel galante were tortured the left wing activist feared he would die during a seventeen day detention in one thousand nine hundred seventy warned. you're on
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the floor soaked in blood and urine like a piece of trash for stepping out cigarettes on your head you're what i remember most was the radiator and the color of the tiles absurd images but it was my way of trying to cling on to life he's grown old waiting for justice move to give the things we don't want our society needs is to turn the page on this block chapter of history but in order to do that we need justice first the basic condition for reconciliation i. decades have passed since the dictatorship ended in one thousand nine hundred five but everywhere there are modern day signs that the wounds never had a chance to heal call penholder al-jazeera madrid. now tens of thousands of students have walked out of school and college and more than one hundred countries they're protesting against climate change and calling on governments to do more to tackle the problem in the u.k. organizers say fifty thousand people took part in the hayward reports.
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from sydney to hong kong new delhi to nairobi stockholm to berlin and beyond a united voice calling for action on climate change. in london unity may be something lacking inside the british parliament but outside a collective cry for action from schoolchildren and students steeping school college to make their point we're taking to the streets because we haven't had an input into this issue and it's the issue that iraqi trustees of features not that i see my teachers encouraged me to miscast today they're like you need to you need to be here. the un has warned there will be irreversible damage to the climate and the serious measures are taken before twenty thirty. first of all funds from the people of unless something is done to find the time to
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was. i. in france students block the entrance to the headquarters of one of its biggest banks to protest against alleged investment in possum fields elsewhere in paris thousands more were peacefully protesting this boy told us we think it's shameful that we're polluting and polluting and polluting while in spain thousands marched through madrid i think this global movement involving students walking out of class in more than one hundred countries was inspired by the sco sixteen year old gretton bug who staged a solo protest outside sweden's parliament last year. via we're standing in front of an existential crisis the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and still people who knew of an order for decades people here know about us have ignore this
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and you know who you are this is your responsibility and it's not our responsibility so. some political leaders along with teaching unions have said students will be better off back in the classroom until more is done but they say they'll carry on striking and the heywood al-jazeera in london. well it's going to talk our spondon koster she's live for us in washington d.c. where protests taking place right now what's happening where you are heidi. elizabeth this is one of many protests happening in u.s. cities across the country and to see as i'm here is just as strong as that we saw in europe you're actually seeing a quiet moment where the student protesters in d.c. are recognizing eleven minutes of silence is to represent the eleven years left that scientists warn before it is too late to avoid catastrophe across the planet the u.s.
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remains the second biggest emitter of c o two gases in the world and yet the us president donald trump tweeted this week saying the words of a climate change denier quoting him that climate change is not only fake news but fake science and those are words that the student protesters here see as threatening their very future i'm joined by not rush saying who is a d.c. organizer here now there's a lot of momentum it seems with donald trump in the u.s. politically to not fight climate change what do you hope the u.s. doesn't stad. the u.s. as one of the world's largest superpowers and as one of the countries like you mentioned emitting some of the most carbon emissions in the world it's our responsibility and it's our duty to say that we will take some action it will be on the forefront of the climate forefront of time action and not as you things like pull out of international accords and agreements because i just shows the rest of the world that we don't care about the rest of the world about about the rest of the broker only serving our own interests and that and that we're going to focus on
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our businesses before we're going to focus on our people and our futures of our sugar and i think between well there's something called the new green deal that is before the u.s. congress right now which is a very last day goal and asked congress to joppa goal of zero c o two emissions in the u.s. by the year two thousand and thirty yet there doesn't seem to be enough support for it what do you think is behind the hesitancy well the green new deal is considered a progressive and radical policy that it's too much too expensive it's too we just can't pay for it right now. well the thing is climate change is real and climate change is serious and we need to take drastic action and we need to we need to. put down that somebody and stop this crisis because ultimately the expensive time it change i mean the worse the expensive it's going to be renewed you the longer we wait the higher the cost of climate change is going to thank you so much for your time and. and right now although there it is a political uphill battle for to reverse that trend that donald trump's presidency
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swept into the u.s. of denying work refusing to take action against climate change in the u.s. there is also reason for the student protesters to be optimistic elizabeth many of the presidential hopefuls on the democratic party who are hoping for a chance to vie against donald trump in two thousand and twenty have given their support to the new green deal heidi thank you very much for that for now that live in washington d.c. thank you. now has moved a step closer to potentially sharing the twenty twenty two world cup with its neighbors the santa fe for president jonny and frontier to put his plan to expand the tournament to the world's a world governing bodies council in miami and fan tina has long campaign to expand the world cup from thirty two teams to forty eight in time for twenty twenty two that would require shared with neighboring countries but that is politically difficult due to the blockade by saudi arabia the united arab emirates behind and egypt and fantino didn't say the council had approved the expansion but that the
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question would go to the buffet for congress meeting in june for approval. and just remind him now that you can keep up to date with all the news on our website at al-jazeera dot com you'll find all the latest updates on the. big story today new zealand where forty nine people have been killed at two mosques people that were attending friday prayers at two mosques in the city of christchurch all that and much more on our website. hello again i'm elizabeth rodham in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera shooting attacks on two mosques in new zealand have killed forty nine people dozens of others and christchurch one suspect has been charged with murder the prime minister
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says the terrorist attack is one of the darkest days in the country's history. large protests are being held across algeria demanding president of the diocese beautifully because resignation weeks of mass protests have already forced the ailing president to drop his bid for a fifth term but protesters say the government's proposed changes aren't enough. now weekly protests along the gaza israel fence have been postponed hours after israeli airstrikes hit the besieged strip the israeli military says around one hundred hamas targets was struck early on friday was in response to a rare rocket attack on the city of tel aviv the exchange of fire is raising fears of an escalation of the conflict cycling has made landfall in mozambique bringing with it wind speeds of up to two hundred twenty five kilometers an hour almost eighty three thousand people across the region have already been displaced by stormy weather that began the war than a week ago more than one hundred schools have been forced to close in malaysia because of toxic fumes around forty tons of chemical waste were dumped in
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a river in the southern region of pass the last week more than five hundred people have been taken to hospital several are in critical condition spain's government has decided to exhume the remains of the late dictator francisco franco more than forty years after he died franco his body will be moved to a more discreet location outside the capital madrid in june it is one of the center left government's last decisions before a snap election on april twenty eighth is a controversial move in spain where the far right dictator's legacy remains a sensitive topic now from sydney to washington d.c. tens of thousands of school children are holding protests demanding government leaders take rapid action to fight climate change ten thousand took part in a demonstration in switzerland and similar rallies were held in the french and belgian capitals the movement started as a solo protest in sweden by sixteen year old schoolgirl greeter tom but. well those are the headlines on al-jazeera i'll have another full news bulletin for
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you in just under thirty minutes coming up next though as and side story thank you for watching. britain's m.p.'s vote for an extension from the european union the prime minister remains determined to get her deal through parliament how will the e.u. leaders respond and where does the break that process go from here this is inside story.
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how long welcome to the program has i'm seeking back my deal all risk losing brags it all together that is what british prime minister theresa may is telling m.p.'s with just two weeks to go until the shed you leave date on march twenty ninth m.p.'s voted on thursday to delay breaks it until at least june once again the break that scenario is as murky as ever they could be a long delay an exit with may's deal a disorderly exit without a deal or even another referendum paul brennan reports from london. what a mess the u.k. parliament is divided and deadlocked a delay to bret's it now seems inevitable the only question is for how long the government says rejecting to recent deal would narrow the options to just one we would be faced with the prospect of choosing only a long extension during which the house would meet up need to face up to the choices in front of it and the consequences of the decisions that it has taken the
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government's proposal was to ask the e.u. for a one off extension until june the thirtieth to allow time for a third attempt by theresa may to have her twice rejected bracks a deal pushed through parliament but with just ten working days left before the march twenty ninth deadline m.p.'s are feeling exasperated and rebellious and an attempt by one group to seize control of parliamentary time next wednesday was only narrowly defeated by just two votes a separate amendment proposing another bracketed referendum was rejected by a majority of two hundred forty nine votes and the main government motion passed by a comfortable two hundred ten yards to the right four hundred twelve the nose to the left two hundred and two they were moving towards potentially as a result of this week in parliament potential a softer break thicker that's the only route now to a majority although if those on the right of trees major party realise this then
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they could be one final push towards a deal the european union is exasperated to the e.u. leaders summit is next thursday in brussels and if theresa may's deal is rejected a third time by parliament next tuesday some leaders aren't minded to ground the u.k. an extension at all what is detention of the british parliament what are what are the choices of the british authorities and the two need more time we need more decision in washington the irish prime minister discussed it with the us president donald. said he'd given theresa may some negotiating advice advice that she had taken i think it could have been negotiated in a different manner frankly i hate to see it being everything being ripped apart right now i don't think another vote would be possible because it would be very unfair to the people who won in all the confusion no one thing has become clear unless the e.u. rejects the u.k. request britain is not leaving the european union as shuttled on march twenty ninth
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paul brennan al-jazeera westminster so what happens now all the lame brags it can happen only if european union leaders approve all twenty seven must unanimously agree to extend article fifty the clause in the e.u. treaty for the united kingdom to leave to resign may says the extension shouldn't be longer than three months she says she'll try for a third time to get her withdrawal the are passed by the house of commons next wednesday if this fails may will seek more time at the delay could mean the u.k. has to take part in european parliament elections in may. let's bring in our guest now in london is catherine mcbride senior economist in the international trade in competition unit at the institute of economic affairs joining us sir via skype from chisinau more dover is down our car or back line
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associate professor at the school of law and government at dublin city university and in berlin we have john worth the european union affairs blogger and visiting lecturer at the college of europe in bruges welcome all three of you good to have you with us let me start with you catherine mcbride in london since you are where it is all happening to recent british prime minister it's recent may is is planning to get this withdrawal agreement. into parliament again on tuesday to try for a third time even though it's been defeated convincingly twice before what do you think m.p.'s should do i'm not sure what she's planning on doing she's already announced or at least people are already talking about bringing it back for a fourth time. the people who are opposing it are not just people like the d u p who have a very definite problem with the irish backstop and obviously you can hear
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a lot about the european research group opposing it but you've also got the people who actually want the u.k. to stay in the u. or have a second referendum also opposing it so i don't i really don't understand why she's bringing back the same legislation for a third time i think if she wants to move people on this she has to actually change the amendment it's without any changes to it i don't see how people should be able to vote vote for it if they've been opposed to it was she she is. she's pretty much saying that this is the deal there is nothing else at this point and the e.u.r. sensually saying the same thing that they're not going to renegotiate this is is she trying to run down the clock here so people will be staring at the possibility of of no deal in the face and and they will think again and go with with with the deal that's on the table. well actually i think that that would be
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a great thing because it's much better off for the u.k. to leave without a trade deal we've already organized most of the small details a lot of the transport deals the airline dalles most a lot of things that need to be done have already been done. so i'm not at all frightened of leaving the e.u. without a trade agreement which is basically what the withdrawal agreement was meant to be but it's been turned into a capitulation to the e.u. it's not a deal at all it's a capitulation so there's really not any you know it's crazy that anyone should vote for it she's offering them a really bad choice or leave without a deal which is actually looking like a much better choice now and it's only two weeks away so why would anyone give up now. you know what she's offering is just not bricks it and it's not good for
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ireland so why not just leave john john was a c. shaken your head furiously there the possibility of a no deal. that couldn't be more wrong what catherine mcbride has just said britain is extremely ill prepared for leaving the european union with a no deal it has no idea how it's going to manage to make sure that the ferries should still run its adequate capacity to make sure its goods can still go through to have a callee the main ferry routes for exports and imports into the u.k. it's been only capable of rolling over about one sixth of the international agreements that it has with the rest of the world so it cause major disruption to britain's economic relations with its nearest neighbors if it crashed out without a deal and the irony that they're also what catherine mcbride also just said about the issue in northern ireland you'd have to put a hard border between northern ireland in the republic of ireland if there were no deal brecht's it to crash out within two weeks so what she's saying is deeply irresponsible and that's no sensible solution either for the u.k. or indeed members of parliament there are only a hard core of about fifty hardcore brick city is who are foolish enough to
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contemplate that catherine the bride i mean to be on the government island that they can have that have said that they could be but to enter great deal of disruption in a no deal scenario would he say to that. well no that's not true in fact the not only of the british ferry companies and dover ready for this but the cal a mayor of cali. bertran is very very adamant that he is completely ready for this you know this is just not true that we're going to have a problem the other issue is that no one is going to suddenly change the way they do business because that's not sensible economics so the idea that we suddenly need to put up a hard border across ireland is crazy if that is if you know the cattle families in heavily ready soon brussel north you know dodgy made across it's not going to happen you know it in twenty or thirty in you know nature or some diverge right but
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right now sorry. that's such a to take i go on and on the you know all right we let's take an example that we know of take the example of porsche cars porsche has already said that any british customers buying a porsche car in the case of a new deal bricks it will be charged ten percent extra because that will be the customs levy that will be placed on the import of those cars into the u.k. in the case of a new deal brick suit that has also been confirmed of the chair of the uteri are you what is your government m b. oh look do you deny that that's true segment of the car market ok no the u.k. will be in charge of it you not only that is true it will decide to deny that that is true but lucia have we learnt. of course i have said that but they are assuming that the u.k. is going to add the same tariff as the e.u.
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they don't pay a lot as we have been known for them to do they want to impose those tariffs on car companies you are essentially making it up as you go along you also have rejected you know unless they will say the interviews are all that's are it's another name the seller and also i know i'm sure the two of you can go about in full is still on i'm sorry if i am poor let's go live a bit most of the population are not poor strive as and if you can afford of course you can probably afford it i want to bring in a cent and i want to bring in our oil bring down our. take on this because where where ireland has huge implications for the republic of ireland of course and for northern ireland so i want to i want to get his take on this obviously people in the republic of ireland are deeply concerned about about breaks it and where it's going and how it's going to affect them. just just highlight for us what one of the big concerns there with this and when would this whole idea of the as the
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irish backstop then and how it affects the. agreements the peace the peace deal with northern ireland. well there is a unity of purpose in doves and in the parliament it crosses all parties the problem is minority governments the ruling party is only a third of the seats in the parliament and all the parties have united behind a common position in favor of preserving the gains of the peace process and preserving the strong and gracious ship we have with the united kingdom with the european union the north and south and certainly a no deal breaks it would jeopardize the us it's often neglected to the south because the g.o.p. approach of you know a key role in propping up the government of britain is often forgotten that the majority of people in northern ireland are also favor of this irish box up as it's called that would essentially preserve a frictionless order unless and until an alternative arrangement could be sorted out so this is something that unites people north and south their respective of
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their political opinions and from the beginning the irish government as it is that there has been there's no upside to practices it's only a matter of damage limitation it will hurt the economy it will hurt the peace process it is already polarized people in northern ireland where we have tried to put the constitutional issue on the back burner for perhaps a generation to make more work with power sharing by the d.p. get involved in a power sharing government in northern ireland when they are essentially propping up the whole system in the united kingdom and indeed have a veto on the holbrooks of process so that this is something and by the way there was at recent proposal that came out of her majesty's government which was in the event of an order to break that they simply wouldn't more or less levy any any customs duties on any goods there traveling between the republican party and norton aren't and that's nonsense you can't have two regulation regimes without somebody policing as it's just simply an attempt to foist the blame on the european union or indeed on dublin for erecting a border over the border is essential there's two sides to every border and u.k.
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is becoming something of a rogue regime and it's been difficult to actually regulators and both elect our son and yesterday's on its you talked to you took the earlier there are about the divisions within. northern ireland the unionists in northern ireland are concerned that this backstop essentially treating the whole island of ireland as as kind of a separate country that's a big no no for them isn't it because that's not that's not what they're that what they want to them that that is a path to a united ireland isn't it isn't that a legitimate concern. well two things there one when you say the union is a problem we were talking primarily here about the do you see who got about a third of the vote in the last election opinion poll suggests that about two thirds population are not and want norton out of state but in the customs union distancing the marks of the g.o.p. are not representing the people of north americans on this issue and therefore i think it's important to stress that at the outset in terms of prospects of united aren't just sometimes mentioned that's something that nobody really wants to address right now i mean there's been
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a demographic shift in northern ireland over the years you know four of the six counties in order to snap up national darcy's should face the largest party in belfast and in jerry but i think there was a consensus that there's a good friday agreement created an environment where apologies can be made to work within northern art and as i said this some jeopardized by gregg's it and and but we just on the on the issue of the nation the border and you were saying about nor going to be treated differently the interesting thing about the british government's proposal is that it will essentially impose tariffs on goods from dublin to long but not between the two and best possible but those losses in the united kingdom so not it would be treated differently under the proposals put forward by the bush government only two days ago don't want what should the european union do here then i mean if if let's say the british prime minister pushes which all agreements through again and it gets voted down again how how should i how should brussels this point should they grant an extension and if so
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for how long brussels is essentially said it would be ok to grant an extension if there is a good reason to do so so what would be those reasons essentially the reason that the reason is hoping for is that her deal gets very two three next week i think the chances of that are extremely low we then come to the other types of reasons that brussels may be willing to accept there is a b. things for example whether britain wanted a longer period of reflection or deep. thought about what sort of rights it direction of wish to pursue or potentially a new general election or a second referendum. but ultimately what brussels wants is an end to this never ending cycle of no progress there is very little tolerance for two reasons approach in brussels just now and brussels is tired of the neverending last minute efforts to try to manage to solve these problems so brussels wants clarity from london it's not fixed as to how that party would exactly look catherine o'brien are you not concerned that the the so-called hard hard breaks it is here are overplaying their
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hand that if they don't get behind theresa may's deal they could they could risk losing breaks it all all together that is century what she's saying well except that what she's offering is not bricks is what she's offering is an alignment with the e.u. so it's not brics it and that's the important issue which is why they're opposing it. i don't think the irish border is the deal is as big a deal as it's been made out because they already collect excise duty and the eighty on the irish border there is already a border there. and i do think that the majority of the goods that irony island exports not just to the u.k. but all around the world health service industries pharmaceuticals. i don't think that they're suddenly going to start doing things differently just because if there's no sort of hard border i find that this fear tactics that the remain as keeps sort of building up is crazy it's just not the way people do business these
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days even in. the normal are always going to go to a different county isley you know only one percent of things in containers are looked at and that's island only looks at about one percent so does the u.k. when goods come from outside the e.u. so the idea that there's going to be this sudden we must search every border every package idea of people with clipboards and hats walking up and down so it's just crazy it is and yet in the line i really. what does your inquiry at all do you know which stands the system john most wives that are raising their curriculum or back it up have your honor read it you should read the backstop it's really should read it which you it actually says once they get back home in one thousand this is the law instead of ross the board it is wrong across the board what you want to bring the referendum in twenty six now it is not britain's one you're losing interest
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exam jabot ok they do not search kargar the way they used to they do it all by. detective work as such this idea that every. you've made that point. where do you let us read on to then we have to we have to reject this dish sit that it's coming from katherine mcbride back the referendum in two thousand and sixteen or said look pretty soon as you do that you really don't need to learn to talk that's what. that is what the referendum said there are twenty eight countries of the european union britain will no longer be one of those there are multiple types of bread. but we know our way as not here european union not switzerland is not in the european union canada is not in the european union those are all different forms of our americas now and then we are going to put forward exactly the very idea that there is that that referendum determines how brics it should look and how
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far away from the european union that britain should be is nort correct the referendum said britain should leave the european union legally speaking it did not determine what sort of breaks britain would get britain would leave the european union that would fulfill exactly what was said in the referendum and therefore the issue would simply be done so therefore you cannot possibly say that the deal that is on the table is actually not a brics it let's let's bring in let's bring in donna cohen on that particularly on the issue of the border. between between the republican and northern ireland and whether it's whether it should be a hard border or no border or something in between what is there is there some sort of a compromise where goods could be subject to checks or others not or through advances in technology that they've been talking about actually still having a border but not a physical one. yeah they've been talking about this for its creators now patents and stare at them up with
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a scenario that you know essentially is workable or realistic or to meet the needs of people in the united kingdom and the republic of ireland and if fortunate thing is that the border is very very complicated there's over three hundred points between the north and the south of ireland some of them are very small if you put that into perspective on the eastern flank of the european union if you go as far north as a student as far south as bulgaria there's one hundred thirty seven crossing points between the european union and its eastern flank so this is a very very intricate border which and everybody living on both sides of the border the majority's there do not want to harp order and essentially to put that lick him on the british government for putting them in this position where they might have to face a hard or deity who have the ear of london do not represent and a single border constituency and i dare say the people of the european research group who are advocating that position that their obligation rarely if ever visit the border and certainly will feel the effects of a heart ordinarily will be felt by the people of arms who should be stressed never asked for the support of the first as it was in
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a position on the country of aren't in one hundred twenty against the wishes of the vast majority and now is being treated as if they are some devise this for britain's plans of leave new york in union it's called the irish problem or the irish border problem it's not our problem it's a problem that's been foisted upon us just as possibly catherine mcbride does does doesn't does either does the u.k. i know you want to respond to what donna has said there but the does the m.k. risk breaking up the breaking up the the union with this with northern ireland and possibly scotland as well which voted for him and that they may decide what we've had enough of this and let's have another referendum and. become independent so that we can stay part of the european union is there is there a risk there that they that that they will that they will go that they will go to break that even if it means breaking up the united kingdom. well i think that that is the whole reason that the people are concerned about the irish backstop is to prevent the the united kingdom breaking up. i don't see that the collection of
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import duties will be so much more onerous than the collection of the eighty and excise duty which happens right now so i don't see that this is going to suddenly return to the the borders we had in the eighty's nineteen eighties but i do in this carnage problem is interesting i know that they voted. sixty percent to leave versus forty percent to remain but in fact they also voted fifty five percent to remain part of the united kingdom in this scottish reference independence referendum so i'm not sure that there is as strong on. a wish to get out of the u.k. big get into the e.u. as you might imagine. but what is very strong group of people who. were almost out of time now i'll give the last word back to john wirth refly and then and then we're going to have to write wrap things up so i think that the danger is
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very high essentially that that particularly the case for scotland in the medium term and potentially also the case for northern ireland ultimately the solution for keeping all of the u.k. together essentially and to keep the economic relations between the u.k. and its and its neighbors good would be to have a soft bricks it and norway solution if you like basically meaning that the u.k. would stay in the european union single market and stay in the european union customs union that would mean there would be none of those pressures none of those dangers none of the difficulties the northern island border and there you would have your civil right that unfortunately however is not a solution that theresa may has been willing to go for until now we're going to have to leave it there you or three of you very spirited discussion catherine mcbride done our o.b. cohen and john were thanks very much for being with us. and thank you for watching inside story as always you can see the program again any time by visiting our website designer dot com and for more discussion go to
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calls it a terrorist attack. still not satisfied algerians keep up their demands for change even though they're ailing president says he won't seek a fifth term. israeli airstrikes target gaza after rockets are fired at television for the first time in five years. and a peace deal with all your supporters fever president giani in france you know admits plans to expand the twenty twenty two world cup to forty eight teams may not happen. new zealanders are and shock after what promises to just send has called one of their darkest days worshippers at two different mosques the christ church where attending friday prayers when a gunman opened fire forty nine people were killed with a similar number of wounded some of them critically the police have charged one
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person with murder twenty eight year old man has set to appear in court in the coming hours for the prime minister's called it a terrorist attack and she's headed to christchurch and is expected to address the nation later on saturday andrew thomas reports from the scene. this was the scene shortly after a gunman opened fire at a mosque in christ church. worshippers some injured themselves surrounded by the bodies of family members and friends. as the wounded were rushed to hospital police were arresting one of the suspects in a busy suburban area in another part of the city they say they disabled one of the two bombs found in the car he was driving earlier the city's main al nor mosque was targeted during friday prayers by a white man wearing military style uniform and a camera mounted on his helmet here but he wasn't i would not talk we're here
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looking a lot that we started it started shooting and the people of the. issues and the shooting and the me that that that good is that you go one by one if a particular and some people that the gunman live streamed his attack on facebook as he indiscriminately opened fire on more than two hundred worshippers i was hearing there to a shooting after a shooting of the shooting it went on. six minute or more in they could hear screaming in the crying in. some people were in or drop dead shortly after that shooting there was a similar attack on worshippers at lynnwood mosque about ten minutes away police have arrested a number of suspects including an australian born man new zealand's prime minister
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said they weren't on security watch lists disinter order said new zealand had been the target of what she described as a terrorist attack because it was a diverse nation that welcomed migrants we new zealand. we were not to tag it. because we are a safe harbor for those who fight. we were not chosen for the sake of violence because we can darn rices them because we are and on clay for extremism. we were chosen for the very facts that we are none of these things australia's prime minister is also well pulled i'm shocked we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist right wing violent terrorist that has taken the law it's stolen the laws in a vicious murder city. that is climbed so many new zealand's
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police haven't ruled out the possibility of more suspects being at large and a warning muslims to stay away from mosques nationwide we have staff around the country ensuring. there everyone is keep safe and that includes. offenders in special tactics groups right across the country being very vigilant and having a presence around wall of their mosques to ensure nothing further occurrence the national threat level has been raised from low to high as police politicians on the public come to terms with the worst and most shocking attack they've ever experienced but this attack will be felt most keenly by those from migrant communities we all know mosque behind me was full of people originally from many different countries this isn't just new zealand's tragedy it is the world's under thomas al-jazeera christians and jamie gough is
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a christchurch city councillor and he thinks the attacks might force the country to rethink its national security strategy. look i think people have dawned on the fact that new zealand will never be the same again i think national security will never be the same again the way that perhaps we have been blah about things in the past and you look and you say well ok it's in america or zero and bouts of europe but i think there's always been this unwritten belief that it just doesn't happen in new zealand people don't want to say that because they don't want to jinx it but i think everyone that's visited our country feels that way so you know as an elected representative else. it's just absolutely staggering that we could witness you know such scenes of height and violence like that and you know particularly tolerant country and peaceful city like cross-stitch so everyone is i think still in disbelief i think at the moment they try and they want to be with the families they're giving the kids a big i'm going to have a young eighteen month old son and even the pregnant wife at the moment we're at
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home and we're just glad that we haven't been caught up in this but school children have just have been in lockdown so a lot of people public buildings out christchurch city civic facilities have all been locked down and only recently has that has that been lifted so i mean now that we children coming home to the parents and i hope that the getting a lot of love from the parents now the mosque attacks the front of detention on how social media can be exported off to shoot a broadcast the attack on facebook live the video is applied to platforms like twitter and youtube and available for alice off to once social media johnson under pressure to react faster and better and facebook's announced plans for new technology to help people respond when abuse occurs and to schapelle has more. and there is certainly a big conversation happening online about that video footage that you mentioned of this particular event and what responsibility these social media platforms have now we've made a decision as a channel not to show any of the seventeen minute long video video that was
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broadcast on facebook and the new zealand police have also urged the public not to share links to extremely distressing footage but i must say it is all over the internet now drew harwell is a technology reporter for the washington post who puts this into a bit of scope for us and before it was live streams on facebook the shooter announced what he was going to do on a chant now that's a anonymous message board which is dedicated to free speech but many think that it's one of the most vile websites on the internet because of the hate speech that is tolerated there on hate chat on eight chan rather his comments his manifest so in the video itself were praised by other anonymous users now that clip was then reposed on you tube that company says that it is working vigilantly to remove any violent footage it was discussed on reddit reddit is one of the most popular websites on the internet and the name of the forum in which it was discussed is called watch people die people were narrating the video some praising the shooters
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sharing screen shots and other links facebook has released a statement saying our hearts go out to the victims their families and the community affected by the horrendous shootings in new zealand police alerted us to a video on facebook shortly after the live stream commenced and we quickly removed both the shooter's facebook and instagram accounts and the video we're also removing any praise or support for the crime and the shooter or shooters as soon as we are aware we will continue working directly with new zealand police as their response and investigation continues so there's a lot of questions out there for facebook namely how something like this could be live stream for so long for seventeen minutes the u.k. home secretary. has asked these platforms to address this issue. he says that they must stop violent extremism from being promoted on their platforms take some ownership he says anough is enough considine is a sociologist in the united states who says that this attack hit a nerve for him and he shared his thoughts without zerah in light of the terrorist
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attacks in new zealand it is more imperative than ever for christians and people of all faith and all conscious to come together in the spirit of brotherhood sisterhood in our common humanity to support and defend muslims when we hear people say muslims are our enemy we must stand up and condemn it we must respond by saying no muslims are our friends our neighbors our loved ones our doctors our coworkers our lawyers when we hear people say islam hates us we must condemn it and say no we can respond by looking at the qur'an the spirit of the qur'an the compassion in the mercy that we see in this holy book is part of the solution to the world's ills it's time for all of us to rise up in the spirit of peace and even though these horrors were broadcast live on facebook we have seen many people using that particular platform for good posting messages of support both from the new zealand
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and its muslim community this woman for example had this message to the muslims in her community saying whatever you need to feel safe we will do all we can to help. plenty more ahead on the news hour including more on the killings at the newseum in mosques bangladesh's cricket team a safe despite being near the scene of the attack. a warning from the u.s. government to the international criminal court don't investigate americans or routes. and spain sets a date for remains a former dictator from reviving tensions from the civil war. hundreds of thousands of algerians a back on the streets demanding president up the both of his resignation weeks of mass protests have already forced the ailing president to drop his bid for a fifth term but the promise of a new technocratic government as enough for the demonstrations matheson reports.
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this is not what the algerian government all president. hoping for the streets of the capital and other algerian cities once again crammed with protesters demanding that the president steps down immediately as well as other critics who want a complete joke. both of leader has been in power for twenty years he's been credited with revitalizing algeria's economy and ending fighting with armed groups in the one nine hundred ninety s. which killed tens of thousands but he's now eighty two and his health has been poor especially since suffering a stroke six years ago his critics say he's become little more than a front man for business and military figures who his opponents say really run the country. falling oil prices badly hit algeria's economy jobs particularly for.


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