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also president omar al bashir is being charged with killing protesters as security forces face fresh allegations of brutality against demonstrators. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up taking the trade war up another level china strikes back at the u.s. with more terrorists. our aim is not war. america's top diplomat holds surprise talks with foreign ministers and their concerns over the stand on iran. more legal troubles for wiki leaks founder julian assange on swedish prosecutors
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claim to reopen a rape case against him. became a breaking news coming out of sudan where ousted president omar al bashir is being charged with killing protesters an announcement was made a short time ago from the prosecutor general in khartoum it comes to security forces in the capital are facing new allegations of using excessive force this time against protesters in the north the khartoum talks have still been going on through the day between the opposition coalition and the military heba morgan is live for us in khartoum so maybe this is a pretty big announcement about the former president tell us more. well yes indeed richelle he's been charged with inciting the killing of protesters now let's remember that he ducked a central committee which had been the death and keeping records of how many people were killed in the protests today at least 100 feet. have been killed since
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protests began in december a lot of them came in protest when they were trying to run away and escape the live ammunition the tear gas that was fired by security ammunition now it's very strange oh it's very interesting the fact that this prosecutor general is focusing on the death of dr bao because up to me a doctor who was killed on the 19th of january when he was trying to give medical assistance to protest is that he was directly targeted by security forces when he said that he was a doctor and they shot him point blank in front of witnesses so now he's being charged the president is being charged along with his aides his special aides and members of his government who are trying to incite or for him directly in fighting killing of protesters during the past 5 months and it's not clear how those charges will play out when he will be appearing courts where you see here will stick with prosecutors all the details and we're going to hear who his lawyers are and what he will need but at the moment we show protesters here are very happy that some kind of justice is being served so where do things stop stand rather with talks between
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the protesters and and the military council. while the military council spokesperson said they have tentatively agreed to the structure of how that transitional government should look like after talks with the opposition coalition but there are still a lot of other issues a lot of kind of contention that has to be ironed out including how long the crimes of. the military council has been insisting they want to tweak transitional period while the opposition coalition has been saying a council for your plans of which we want this also the issue of representation of course a lot of course to be ironed out a lot of which is to be talked about talks will still be on going tomorrow and they go out. as a result. they have a morgan live for us in khartoum thank you. the trade war between the u.s. and china is being stepped up even further and the past few hours officials in beijing have announced they are raising tariffs on $60000000000.00 worth of u.s. imports starting june 1st may was in response to the. announcement from donald
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trump on friday that the u.s. is doubling duties on chinese products worth $200000000000.00 retaliatory measures have rattled club will start markets and heightened fears of a prolonged trade war between the world's 2 biggest economies adrian brown has more from beijing as for the impact on chinese consumers from this trade war it's really hard to detect certainly there are no signs of panic no long queues outside of shops but several months from now if the president from delivers on his promise to basically you know tax everything that china exports to the united states then of course you could start to see a negative impact but of course you know the state controlled media here will make sure that no negative coverage appears in the media and of course unlike president donald trump xi jinping doesn't have to worry about reelection and of course less than a few months from now we will be entering the election cycle in the united states and the feeling among some analysts is that because of that china is playing for
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time it knows that in the swing states there are farmers who are being hurt by these terrorists and these are farmers who may not be able to endure a 2nd year of losses u.s. stocks have tumbled sharply on monday after china hit back with those plans to raise tariffs tariffs on 60 $1000000000.00 worth of us carol is on those lines at the new york stock exchange so it's clear. that investors in the market don't like this. now they don't like it at all they don't like uncertainty market traders don't and that's exactly what we're seeing now the worst case scenario according to traders was no trade deal last week trump slaps more tariffs on china and china responds in kind and slaps tariffs on the u.s. worst case scenario that's exactly is what's playing out now and that's why we're seeing this huge drop in the market we see the dow that as of just a few seconds ago is down 590 points at one point just in the last hour was down
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more than 600 points the nasdaq down 250 points s. and p. 500 down over 2 percent these are all numbers but there are key numbers bullish just look at the dow and this is really why it's so important if you're going to remember any numbers today let it be these that i'm about to tell you apple the world's biggest technology company down 5 percent boeing the world's number one or number 2 aeronautics company plane maker down 4 percent caterpillar huge company one of the biggest in the world that makes heavy machinery industry type products such as this down 5 percent these are 3 of the biggest companies on the dow and all of them are just getting wiped out today with huge huge losses i mean these are significant percentages drops that we're seeing on monday when that happens it doesn't matter what else happens in the market the market's going to go down and that's exactly what we're seeing but what traders are really saying is is
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what's worrisome to them is that you're seeing this drop across various industries technology era not excess heavy machinery everything's going down out of the 30 stocks or companies i should say that are on the dow every single one of them is in the red so far on monday so traders are basically saying this is what you're seeing and they're starting to come to the reality that could this be the new normal if there is no trade deal that's reached could there be i don't want to say panic but some certainly worry. absolutely and that's why you're seeing the market doing what it is today all right every elizondo life for us new york stock exchange thank you . america's top diplomat says the u.s. isn't looking for a war with iran sect i state my pompei i was in brussels for you foreign ministers are discussing how to save the 2015 nuclear deal iran is threatening to pull out of parts of the deal and resume uranium enrichment but i'm going to miscalculate our
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aim is not war our aim is a change in the behavior of the iranian leadership we hope the iranian people will get what they finally want what they did so richly deserve the forces that we're putting in place of course as we've had in the region before you know we often have carriers in the persian gulf but the president wanted to make sure that in the event that something took place we were prepared to respond to an appropriate way and the secretary of state i want to make sure that we had all the political diplomatic tools in the right place and we want to make sure that we can provide the president with an option set in the in the event that the iranians make a bad decision so mr obvious following reaction from tehran. well iranians will also tell you that they've been saying all along that they do not want a confrontation they do want not want a conflict but they won't back down from a fight both sides at some point have said that an open conflict is not something they want but both are on a very aggressive footing and iranians will point to the fact that mr pompei or
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maybe saying what he's saying now but the fact is that it's very publicly they made a great demonstration of sending more american military hardware to iran's doorstep iranian leaders both civilian and military have responded very very angrily to that in the last several days in the past week now as far as mr pompous comments with regards to what the iranian people might want what the iranian people might deserve iranian leaders and iranian people here in the country will be listening to that and be thinking that they really got what they wanted from the 2015 nuclear deal that was improving the country's economy it was a policy success for the moderates for the reformists in government and it was going towards changing the dynamic between the united states and iran as far as negotiations as far as talking before the deal was signed in 2015 there was a run up of months and years of of talking to each other so there was a creation of forward momentum with the deal iranians have been saying that the
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united states pulling out of the deal is a signal that it cannot honor its agreements are on foreign ministry is describing reports of attacks on saudi arabia and the u.s. ships as alarming saudi arabia says 2 of its oil tankers suffer significant damage and attacks off the coast of the e.u. 8 amerada government says 4 commercial ships were set there to sabotage near the port of early on sunday. sweden has reopened a rape investigation into julian a song and is seeking his extradition from the u.k. expounder was arrested last month at the ecuadorian embassy in london where he spent 7 years after jumping bail he denies a swedish rape allegations from 9 years ago the u.s. also wants to extradite a saunter over wiki leaks release of thousands of classified documents. i have today taken the decision to reopen the preliminary investigation if the u.n. alone have been heat off to reviewing the preliminary investigation in its current
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state my assessment is that there is still probable cause to suspect that mr sounds committed great britain has more from london. the reason why mary and ny the prosecutor back then decided to halt the case against julian 2017 was because she saw no prospect of being able to continue pursuing the case here at the time was still holed up in the ecuadorian embassy and did not appear keen at all to come out and face those charges so she felt it was actually pointless pursuing that times have changed and of course the decision last month of the ecuadorians to expel julian assange from that protection and he was then arrested and is now currently in a british prison serving a sentence for having jumped bail gives the opportunity now for the swedes to resurrect the case against him the investigation against him at least and continue with that investigation with a view to bringing charges perhaps it was interesting to hear the deputy chief
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prosecutor there she said she was starting the investigation again she had not yet decided whether there was sufficient evidence to actually lay charges against you in a science for rape nevertheless after the complaint complainant had approached the prosecutors in sweden she decided that it was worthwhile opening the investigation i think it's worthwhile getting a reaction from julian assange just side as well wiki leaks editor in chief kristinn hrafnsson has issued a statement today saying he said the case has been mishandled throughout the south was always willing to answer questions and reopening the case now will give julian a chance to clear his name that's the reaction from wiki leaks still ahead on al-jazeera. reporting from the island in norway but an area rich in biodiversity but also in the crosshairs the big oil companies. i mean good. looking at the pieces in mozambique survivors have not just one but. in all the
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help they can get. hello the daily rain sometimes thundery is in. central china could only young sea valley from sichuan east was to a shanghai to test move in that direction and generate so on tuesday that's where you see the green pressure of rainsford towards who hunts out of this enough cloud to generate its thunderstorm or 2 but not many hong kong probably stays dry but quite stuffy quite humid that's true on wednesday to the rain by this time spread to was shanghai the heaviest of quite possibly over the border from china and towards me and ma are seeing some pretty heavy downpours in the last $24.00 hours that have the water to isolated but big sun storms around india and bangladesh you
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expect them certainly in the northeast of india at this time the year and in bangladesh and there they are in the forecast along through the pole as well the northwest of india and occasionally well frequently down in carolina but these little green dots there discrete thunderstorms locally there quite a big downpour but for the most people in india it's a dry story was temperatures of course rising not pose of 41 the bit to the north and to the east we could be seeing $44.00 or $45.00 which is to be expected it's a mostly dry picture in the arabian peninsula but not entirely in saudi arabia there are thunderstorms. on counting the calls from union leaders to a business magnate can still run a post a turnaround a troubled south african economy as india's economy shows out a new breed of tech savvy old for now as we find out why the benefits of growth not reaching everyone counting the cost on
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a. new yorkers are very receptive to al jazeera because it is such an international city they are very interested and that global perspective that al-jazeera provides . watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now former sudanese president omar al bashir is being charged for killing protesters prosecutor general made that announcement comes as security forces in the capital are facing new allegations of using excessive force this time against protesters in the north of khartoum. china says it's raising tariffs on $60000000000.00 worth of u.s. imports starting june 1st it's in response to the trumpet ministrations decision on
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friday to double duties on chinese products worth $200000000000.00 top diplomat is leaving brussels bound for russia after meeting e.u. foreign ministers discussing how to save the $2015.00 nuclear deal and a t.v. interview secretary state my pump aoe said the u.s. has a looking for war with iran iran is trying to pull out of the deal and resume iranian enrichment. or sri lanka now and some breaking news where a nationwide curfew is about to come into effect it's in response to attacks on several mosques and businesses own. by muslims tensions remain high following the killing of at least 250 people in the easter sunday church and hotel bombings and often and as has the latest from. the island wide police curfew has been brought into place to clamp down on tensions that have been erupting in waiting spots of the country the police obviously trying to get a handle on the situation over the last 48 hours 78 had flashpoint
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obviously given the tensions we've seen a number of business. because being set up on the last day being particularly sort of violent and tense there were several areas where there were localized a few that had been imposed but now we are seeing. 9 o'clock local time. and will continue to the early hours of tomorrow now the police trying desperately with the military and the armed forces to ensure that they contain the situation from spreading palestinian activists who faces a possible threat from saudi arabia says he's being charged because he exposed details about the crown prince he says after the death of saudi journalist. shifted his focus towards arab activists opposing him a whole house where from all. on the 25th of april l.
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baghdadi who has asylum here in oslo so the knock at the door it was plainclothes norwegian security agents there to warn him of a threat against his life picked up in intelligence passed on to them by the cia. he's an arab pro-democracy activist who's involved in continuing the work of jamal khashoggi the washington post journalist murdered in the saudi consulate in istanbul last october it's work that focuses on twitter increasingly a battleground for democracy and human rights campaigners since the arab spring when m.p.'s started his rise to power in 2015 and it was soon very clear that a priority was destroying this new era public sphere and achieving complete domination over it i'm not going to get into details about how they did it but they succeeded spectacularly by 2017 certainly by 2018 arabic language twitter went from being the heart of this new dynamic public's arab public sphere to being
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a swamp presided over by saudi troll mostar saw the tony and his minions the leading twitter intellectuals from saudi arabia were silenced jailed exiled or killed l. baghdadi accepts there is no hard evidence implicating muhammad bin salmond or n.b.s. as he's known but he says the nature and makeup of the kingdom of saudi arabia means the finger has to point at the crown prince it seems to me that n.b.s. is shedding his reformist image and entering a new face the image of the enlightened reformer. that image has served him well and i think it's gone it's over and done with. it's not coming back the new phase seems to be one of naked repression n.b.s. is not done killing this is not a one off incident it's it's part of a new wave of oppression. baghdad he says his main concern is for his family i've been advised by security experts that my family is
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a soft targets and that securing their safety is of utmost priority i can no longer travel to see them i need to bring them here for them to be safe al baghdadi insists he'll go on undeterred in his own words on twitter he said if they don't want to kill me i'm not doing my job so now al jazeera oslo. and the disappearance of 3 well known critics of thailand's monarchy and military government is causing increasing concern all 3 men were in exile in neighboring laos before moving to the not it's thought they were arrested there and forcibly returned to thailand when hey reports from bangkok. 3 thai activists are missing and their supporters and family members want answers. they took this search to the vietnamese embassy in bangkok after the men disappeared from vietnam earlier this year among them the mother of c.m.t. to would have been like no. i'm worried sick because we haven't seen each other for
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a very long time i don't know if my son's here or not this country has laws so all i hope for is justice if my son's in thailand where as him. the men are wanted for criticizing thailand's monarchy an offense that can lead to a long jail sentence. news of their disappearance comes just over a week after the coronation of the king the 3 men and many other tied dissidents fled to neighboring laos after the $2014.00 military coup but after becoming concerned about the safety it's believed they moved to vietnam and this is perhaps why they were worried in january the mutilated bodies of 2 other thai anti government and activists who'd been in laos were found in the mekong river the thai government says it doesn't know where the men are but the allegation is that the vietnamese handed them over to tie off 30 s last week and rights workers spoken to by al-jazeera say that it appears to have been done in secret meaning there's no
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official record of extradition one of the missing known as uncle some regularly criticised the royal family on you tube one of his last videos was dated september 2018 and shows him in vietnam human rights organizations say a worrying pattern is emerging of dissidents being a duck. did in southeast asia all this outside of a new international legal framework. and very often in sort of shady deals that are struck behind closed doors and this is a major concern in this latest case the activists family members say they have no information about what's happened to them or where they might be. the type police say there's nothing to investigate because there's no record of them entering the country meaning it could be a long wait for answers when hey al jazeera bangkok halls of closed and philippines mid-term elections seen as
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a referendum on president robbery go to territory he voted in his home area out of our city earlier on monday and has allies are expected to gain seats in the upper house senate jamil aland ogun has more from manila. as people turn up early to vote there is a strong sense of excitement but as the hours dragged by that's changed to frustration. they have been lining up for more than 4 hours because they said our machine broke down so hard mccluster believes both hers are lining up to be accommodated by one machine thousands still we would like the boat because it only happens every 3 years michael carey new says he doesn't mind waiting for long as he starts long and hard about who to vote for but i will only those who are done something not politicize holy speak to us during campaign season. here at this polling station in downtown manila it's hot and clams and the situation is similar
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around the country but people here tell us they don't mind the heat and the queues as they are determined to make their voices heard in this elections but there are widespread allegations of vote buying and electoral registration machines not working properly leading many to question how credible the results maybe. some of those machines broke down completely leaving officials to count votes by hand or try and find their own ways to make them operate. this is how you do like these so it works according to the commission on elections these machines were only being piloted for possible use in the 2022 presidential elections and there are bigger concerns one election commissioner says there's been bribery and corruption and confirmed allegations some votes have been bought the police say they've arrested more than 300 people for vote buying something officials say
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they're looking out for this midterm elections is seen as a test of president 30 go to tears as popularity a lot is at stake critic. if he is able to gain full control of the senate he'll be able to expand his controversial policies like his so-called war on drugs that's left more than $5000.00 filipinos dead and his growing ties with china which are seen by many here as a threat to the country's sovereignty hooter to has been widely criticized for his hardline policies but this spite all these worries and some bitter election campaigning many here say they still feel cautiously optimistic and they're determined to protect their democracy. dogon. millions of paper in southern africa are having to rebuild their lives after 2 in quick succession last march. all hard especially on the island of the coast
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of northern mozambique. has been to see how survivors are coping. this is the 1st time don combat evil island since kenneth hit last month his family home is gone so to have all his belongings. look to see. before. what are you going to do. now the rain is eased aid workers a sturdy managing to reach more remote areas and small islands in some places the damage is extensive patients had to be evacuated from this hospital when the storm hit thousands are now homeless. in schools and community holes even in this old
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fort. the 16th century building survived the cycloid people who lost their homes say they feel safe leaving india because it's. so strong but conditions are dire families need drinking water clothes blankets and food. aid has started to arrive by road in aid but many people are still waiting for help the psychologist told many crops in northern mozambique that. we are grateful for the help we have received so far but we need more it's not just food people also need medicines some clinics and hospitals were destroyed during the cyclone. mozambique was still struggling to deal with the impact the cycle when the 2nd one struck this is already considered one of the poorest countries in the world and the building will cost a lot of money and in people's well. even island most antique. norway
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has earned billions of dollars export oil and gas and it still boasts vast and tapped resources many areas where biodiversity reports are scoring pressure to stop trolling the far north of norway is spectacular a lot of mountains and fjords in rule beauty it's an important fishing area and as you can imagine it brings in the tourist dollars this is actually the highest mountain. particularly in the folk nile and we're getting up close to nature is what you do. the problem is the wealth a little lies beneath the waters for a long time nile and to greenham across the big oil companies because. nobody crossed the waters like the non. weapon estimated 60000000000 dollars and their bosses or their life to explore in the past this has been supported by the government and for many it's a big concern. all against oil but i'm also really afraid of the damages that
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can happen if there is a big always been so i wouldn't take the risk. but things may be changing recently norway's opposition labor party withdrew its support for a little bit next peroration meeting now there's a majority in parliament to keep the islands off limits the young people today and they are more important about the future climate change. about. and i think the fish wrists and the tourism industry is the future more or longest especially in the. arctic areas. norway is a nation made rich by 4 decades of oil and gas extraction the sovereign wealth fund with a colossal one trillion dollars so every move away from fossil fuels is significant and the climate crisis is also more real it's close up in our face we have to do serious stuff the next 10 years. and educated people and already understand that
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that's it when we start to understand that there will be some changes on the silty even maybe a politically the size of the market will change to the amount of consumers will demand. we're happy with that we're making progress but for those in the face and who rely on these waters in fear the potential impact of oil spills is still skepticism we're never gets. the food. for oil exploitation so for me it seems like it's only in the yes and when it's yes there's no turning back at a time when the world needs to radically cut back on fossil fuel emissions it will become increasingly hard for the nation to justify new extraction contracts especially in these waters dick clark al jazeera the liberated islands norway. look at the headlines right now on al-jazeera the former president of sudan omar al
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bashir has been charged with killing protesters the country's prosecutor general made that announcement and it comes to security forces in the capital are facing new allegations of using excessive force this time against protesters and the north of khartoum. china says it's raising tariffs on $60000000000.00 at the u.s. imports starting june 1st that's a response to the trumpet ministrations decision to double duties on chinese products worth $200000000000.00. america's top diplomat is leaving brussels bound for russia after meeting e.u. foreign ministers discussing how to say the $2015.00 nuclear deal secretary of state might pompei oh say the u.s. isn't looking for a war with iran but wants to isolate the regime a later census that the nuclear deal is the key to stability in the middle east ron has threatened to pull out of the deal and resume uranium enrichment. and an overnight curfew is being enforced nationwide after attacks on mosques and muslim
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owned businesses and the government is blocking social media apps to prevent the spread of false information sparking revenge attacks which is tension is high in the easter sunday attacks last month with killed at least $250.00 people. sweden has reopened a rape investigation into julian a songe and is seeking his extradition from the u.k. but helix founder was arrested last month at the ecuadorian embassy in london where he spent 7 years after jumping bail denies the swedish rape allegations from 9 years ago now of course the u.s. also wants to extradite a song over b.q. leaks release of thousands of classified documents. those are the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera much more news to come counting the cost is up next care.
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law and has this is counting the cost on nigeria your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week the poor kid who became a business magnate we find out if he can turn around south africa's economic mess. as india's economic expansion churns out a new breed of tech savvy entrepreneurs we find out why the benefits of growth are not reaching everyone. reporting from leave the photo islands and norway all the threats faced by one of the most important fisheries nowell. when the end south africa's cyril ramaphosa was reelected this by the failure.


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