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al-jazeera. and. china condemns the storming of parliament in hong kong calling the violent demonstrations and undisguised challenge. it is right for us to punjab and whole society in the trench and normal order returns to the city but its leader insists those responsible for violence will be punished. time is a down this is al jazeera live from down also coming up. and i think they are playing with fire. the u.s.
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president vows to keep up pressure on iran after the class it has more enrich uranium than allowed on the nuclear deal. will tell you about a foreign invader choking the jury is rivers and walked away. and we look to the skies from a small child i in town to watch or read every clicks. china is calling the overnight protests in hong kong a blatant challenge to the one country 2 systems formula under which the territories ruled that's the strongest condemnation from beijing since protesters stormed hong kong's main government building on monday sense of calm has now returned after a chaotic evening with police dispersed massive crowds rallying against a controversial like through this. bill clearly. is now on the way hong kong's
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leader kerry lam condemned the actions of the protesters who stormed the legislative council. extreme use of violence and vandalism by protesters who stormed into the legislative council building over a period of time so this is something that we should seriously come down because nothing is more important than the rule of law in hong kong so i hope community at large will agree with us that with these violent acts that we have seen it is right for us to condemn it. or get more on the reaction from beijing in just a few minutes but 1st let's go live to hong kong and speak to why in highway how are people digesting the events of last night now. well quite amazing scenes outside the legislative council building right now sami because it
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is in stark contrast to what we saw a few hours ago which as you mentioned was the scene of chaos at that time as the riot police moved into this area with tear gas and battens clearing the protesters out of the area around the legislative council basically hong kong's parliament and also those that had chosen to storm the building to go inside reaching all the way to the debating chamber itself the focus so if i choose day morning really has been on a cleanup operation as those protesters left this area they left behind a huge amount of debris so the focus as i say has been on getting rid of a lot of that rubbish that was left behind for the most part that has been done the building itself of course still very much off limits it is in a state of disrepair it has been cordoned off by the police who are saying that this is a crime scene now we're seeing police officers coming and going from the building
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no doubt collecting evidence along the way trying to find some evidence that they can pin on some of those protesters that made that decision to go inside the building itself on monday evening remembering that they didn't just go inside they also caused a lot of damage as they went graffiti on the walls tearing down pictures from the walls and causing other sorts of damage as well so that seems to be the focus at the moment trying to find evidence trying to pin some of that damage on some of those protesters as you mentioned kerry lamb the chief executive of hong kong has vowed to go after those responsible what's the next move for pro-democracy for the pro-democracy movement. well i think it's probably a little too early to say i think at the moment given this was such a spike in intensity to what we had seen over the past 3 weeks the decision again
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to go inside the parliament building was such a different tactic than we have seen before so it's probably a chance for both sides particularly the protesters to take a step backwards to have a breather but it's difficult to say because this is a fairly organic movement we haven't really seen leaders coming out and ordering various protests to go protesters to go to certain locations or anything like that it's being very organic led by you by students who share information on social media but certainly so far on tuesday we've heard from pro-democracy politicians and activists speaking about what unfolded on monday night tuesday morning among them joshua wong who gave his response to what he saw here at the legislative council and his response to the decision by protesters to go inside. it's hard to fully agree and it is not good to encourage people to pay their. life
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but i hope people can have understand understand because when hong kong only 7 millions of population to me and as of then they deferred the force and off down peacefully parents hold the baby pass bring their children join the rally sure to watch the show the voice of people beijing they will keep silence. with joshua was a political activist a pro-democracy activist knows full well what it's like to pay the price for taking that approach in hong kong he spent 2 months in prison for his role in the occupy protests back in 2014 only released 2 weeks ago vowing to continue his fight for greater democracy for freedoms to be protected in hong kong but the sentiment he's expressing there is one we've heard from many people that they don't necessarily agree with the tactics of the core group of protesters to go inside the parliament building behind me on monday evening but they certainly support the end goal they
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share the goal of fighting for those democratic rights in hong kong or away in hey there from hong kong thanks for that. and here's katrina you in beijing with more on the chinese government and how it's reacting. chinese state media have begun broadcasting reports about the events of last night in hong kong but we're seeing very different pictures on chinese state media compared to what we saw on other channels for example the chinese state media broadcast very much focused on kerry land very much focused on her condemnation of this violence and also focused on what the hong kong police have said probably criminal acts committed by these protesters beijing has very much said that they're going to back any investigation in any prosecution or pursuit of prosecution of of possible crimes that took place last night now here in china this is very much of the point of view that beijing is trying to get across that that these are not brave daring protesters who are
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frustrated these are fact probably just dogs and to emphasize that message what we did see here on chinese state media on 2 papers here english language chinese state media newspapers the 1st in global times an image not of protesters not of a trashed alleged car but of people having a very nice time celebrating the anniversary of hong kong's return to the mainland by gathering in and forming a sign that says i love hong kong and to similarly on the front page of china daily you have a picture of some locals joining in with the chinese military officers to celebrate the event and to say how happy they are about being part of the motherland so that is definitely the image that beijing would like to convey to the world trying to dismiss anything that happened last night is really nothing more than outliers and that's what we expect to hear more of when china's foreign ministry give a statement later on today. stephen vines is china firs. analyst who
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joins us from hong kong good to have you with us how do you think the protest movement goes to from here in. it's very difficult to say because you have this very small i should emphasize this this very small group of people probably hundreds who've been involved in this violent action you've got millions of people quite literally millions of people who've been out on the streets in peaceful protests you've got the traditional leadership of the democratic movement in hong kong who've urge people not to engage in violent confrontation and you've got this enormous widespread sympathy for the anti government movement and the government just doesn't know how to handle it what normally happens is that the movement goes into depression and then it only gets fired up again by some incredible thing that one of the leaders of the government
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does. we've had some strong words from beijing haven't we thing this is a blatant challenge is it indicative that beijing is going to be pushing for a harder line no. well i mean the the local representative of the national people's congress is china's supposed parliament the vice chairman of that said today that he didn't think that would be happening but i mean it's very hard for a dictatorship to be challenge in this way the fact that this is happened is a major slap in the face not only for the local government but for sheen paying the president of china and i think there will be some reason the thing is that what was they going to do i mean when you've got one in 5 of hong kong people prepared to come out on the streets when the government is losing all credibility and government officials no longer will appear in public. you know they're in a real quandary as to what to do other than embark on mass arrests of protesters
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a massive clamp down and i think the response to that would be massive street protests so there's a bit of a stalemate to what extent is caroline's position hanging in the balance now do you think. i think trying is the word i mean she is there purely because she was appointed to be there by the leadership in beijing she theoretically went through an election process but she was effectively ham picked in beijing the other 3 leaders of hong kong since it's returned to chinese rule after the british period have all had to leave office in one way or another china will be very reluctant to leave lose a 4th leader who's failed noticeably failed in her job popularity ratings are lower than all of the 3. so i mean i don't think they will allow her to go right
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now will she be going in a year's time or even a little bit longer i don't know but the fact of the matter is she is in office but she certainly isn't ruling hong kong that's being done directly from a body here called the liaison office this is the central government's near in office who are issuing the orders directly to legislators to government officials telling them what to do by passing kerry she can go through the motions she certainly isn't in control interesting analysis there thanks so much stephen vines president guard trump accuses iran of playing with fire that's after the un un's nuclear watchdog confirmed to her on a stockpiling more enrich uranium that allowed by the 2015 nuclear deal washington warned it will never allow to iran to develop nuclear weapons and will continue its maximum pressure campaign until to her on changes course. no message to iran they know what they're doing they know what they're playing with and i think
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they're playing with fire so no message to iran whatsoever iran's foreign minister said to her has the right to exceed the limit because the 2050 nuclear deal is not being up held. it up as i've been informed iran has exceeded the 300 kilogram limit to enrich uranium we had previously announced they said we were transparent in saying what we are going to do we consider our right reserved in the nuclear. per your coffee and. actions by the europeans have not been enough so we will move ahead with our plan we are in the process of doing out 1st phase of action increasing our stockpile of enriched uranium as well as our heavy water reserves we have already announced a 2nd phase which would be surpassing the u. rhenium enrichment limit of 3.6 percent this will be our next step. john hendren has more from washington d.c.
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. president donald trump says iran is playing with fire that is after iran announced that it is violating the 2015 nuclear agreement the multi-national agreement in which it set levels at which it could store stockpiles of uranium before that happened the white house put out a statement saying in part maximum pressure on the iranian regime will continue until its leaders alter their course of action the regime must end its nuclear ambitions and its malign behavior but responses have also been pouring in through the 280 character format of twitter from the administration we have secretary mike pompei oh the u.s. secretary of state saying the world's top sponsor of terrorism can never be allowed to enrich uranium at any level john bolton the national security adviser for the u.s. says there is no reason for iran to increase its enrichment unless it is part of an effort to reduce the breakout time to produce nuclear weapons there have also been responses from the democratic presidential candidates bernie sanders says he's
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pushed us to the brink of war with iran and kept us in the horrific saudi led war in yemen we need real diplomacy any clothes are a centrist candidate says now iran is closer to a nuclear weapon than before trump took office this did not need to happen and we should negotiate back into the agreement that's the 2015 nuclear agreement the us has bailed out of and joe biden the former vice president and leading candidate in the democratic presidential race says trump's iran policy has alienated us from our allies and taken us to the brink of another war in the middle east everything this president does is backwards this could end in a number of different ways with an agreement possibly between the u.s. and iran with a military conflict like the one that only days ago president trump said he was within 10 minutes of ordering or we could have the kind of prolonged standoff that we have right now. so than xp protest leaders are valid to step up demonstrations
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they've called for a nationwide civil disobedience later this month they blame the military leaders for the deaths during sunday's rallies 11 people were killed funeral processions were held for some of the hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets demanding the military huns overpower the civilian led government the protest leaders say they do not trust the transitional military council. and indeed it will be made it clear to the ethiopian african mediation that there should be a time limit for the mediation process and it should not go on forever the struggle of the sudanese people will continue with its commitment to its peaceful methods until the objectives of the revolution are achieving are peaceful tools including negotiation will continue until the objectives of the revolution are cina. so had al jazeera why it's a thumbs down from international monitors for albanians controversial mean
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a split like sions. and we look at how iraq has been left with unexploded booby traps after decades of war. hello it's probably no longer going to be called a heat wave still quite warm in this part of europe so this was the southeast but this is a telling line of cloud it is a cold front it has been knocking temperatures back and as it comes in has been said you have some pretty big thunderstorms the temperature layers i was think on tuesday would mean these not temps back over down through ukraine halfway through austria this is the remaining red bit this clearly is much much cooler and that extends back through france well there in spain for the most ponds so pretty warm now the green the old frontal system where. hot meats cold will possibly still be
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sundry this not so this is just feel more like may is an early july is has been a big turn of events for germany and poland and it will stay that way you see the green still around northern italy where it's fairly warm thunderstorms same is true down in romania as well vienna's 26 is the gentle sunshine and it's up to 24 here in paris and london about 22 in the sunshine but where it should be for july be a bit below pretty hot still in tunisia culminating in steady 5 on the coast in tunis much the same as carter but the onshore breeze made it cooler along the libyan coast and as always america to clean the coast it's low twenty's.
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you're watching out 0 time to recap the headlines now china is backing a criminal probe into what it calls illegal actions in hong kong protesters stormed the city's main government building and vandalized during a night of mainly peaceful rallies that angry about a controversial extradition bill. the u.s.
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president says iran is playing with fire donald trump is warning washington will never allow it to develop nuclear weapons a u.n. watchdog confirmed to have around the stockpiled more enrich uranium than allowed on the 2015 nuclear deal sudan's protest leaders of value to step up demonstrations that called for nation while nationwide civil disobedience later this month they blame the military leaders for the deaths of 11 protesters say sunday's rallies. monsoon rains of triggered building collapses across the indian state of maharashtra killing at least 27 people homes were crushed when i wor collapsed the mumbai rescue workers spent the night trying to dig people out of rubble it follows days of nonstop rain which is also crippled business is mumbai. iraq's prime minister has ordered the country's powerful paramilitary groups to be
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integrated into the armed forces high the lab demand the once the fight is to comply by the end of the month the prime minister says offices and checkpoints operated by militia groups must be shut down currently most of iraq's paramilitary groups are believed to be backed by iran. bomb disposal experts in southern iraq say the battle against the north has diverted money away from projects struggling to clear unexploded mines the wars in iraq suffered in decades make it one of the most contaminated with mines in the world and the worst affected region is around the city of basra. reports. he's led home by her teenage nephew. zahra was blinded almost 20 years ago when she stepped on an anti-personnel mine in a field close by. her brother was killed by
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a landmine 2 years later. it is how deep psychological effect on my life i often feel like i'm a dead person what used to my to anyone the area we live in is still contaminated with bombs many young people have died zahara lives in the basra neighborhood a better arm in southern iraq its name roughly translates to the place of. all no 150 people have been killed and many more injured in but. buried bombs from iraq's wars over the last 30 years. in a house close by we meet malik need his leg was blown off 6 months ago when he stepped on a mine while searching for scrap metal which he used to sell to supplement his income as a construction worker. now i live off the charity of my friends i survive on their generosity i have no social security or a pension a depression is overwhelming i can work to support my children and that frightens
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me this is the area where malik was injured it is littered with military debris from a war that finished 3 decades ago the iran border is around 6 kilometers in that direction this area was effectively the front line during the iran iraq war a war that ended more than 30 years ago and yet this area remains one of the most heavily mined in the world. around 100 kilometers away close to the kuwaiti border unexploded ordinance teams search for cluster bombs dropped by the u.s. air force and saddam hussein's army during the 1991 war there are huge areas like this across southern iraq contaminated from the 2003 u.s. led invasion of iraq to. the tiny fragments of these bomb so potentially lethal up to 30 meters. experts say in addition to the vast areas littered with bombs like these. there's more than 800 square kilometers of mine that need to be cleared
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around. 700. since the war on ice on the north of the country the international donors and government attention has focused on refugees and clearance of ordinance there but they must not forget south this region is the most heavily polluted with unexploded munitions in iraq. back in the tron malik sits with his 2 sons afraid for his family's future he says he expects many more people will suffer the hidden remnants of iraq's wars for many years to come. e.u. leaders are hoping they'll finally be able to choose a new president when they meet for a 3rd time in a little under 2 hours. so far failed to reach a consensus over who should succeed. european commission president c eastern european countries object friends. dutch socialist politician who has the backing
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of germany spain and france french president in my craw has criticized the. true prophecy girl if i believe in the long term we must draw all the consequences of such a failure our credibility is deeply damaged by these long meetings that lead to nothing we give an image if you will but that's not serious. fishermen in nigeria are worried about the impact the foreign plant is having on their trade the water hyacinth native to the amazon basin of south america started appearing in nigeria in the ninety's it has since spread to cover many rivers preventing aquatic life getting much needed sunlight and causing problems for those who rely on water transport a military strike. on land hundreds of thousands of cars and trucks clog the streets of lagos. and for those people who have increasingly turned to the
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water for transport an invasive weed is making life difficult there. because of how enormous it is is the governments the us will kill more machines to show that we're able to tackle it appropriately the spread of water hyacinth is heading inland covering small streams and rivers at least 26 out of nigeria's $36.00 states affected it is accelerating the build up of silt at the bottom of rivers and choking about aquatic plants by blocking sunlight and oxygen. what to herself was 1st noticed in nigeria in the early 1990 s. since then the invasive plant has disrupted not only transportation but also hydroelectric generation and fishing in several regions efforts to control it have so far field. you mean a model has been a fisherman all his life so the job is now getting harder. to stop by law taliban
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presence of the plants makes it difficult to part of a court and cast our net the catch is decreasing in fact the world is becoming shallow. but what you see is a nuisance others see an opportunity they have is the plan to create an artwork out of it for sale but importantly scientists say there is a lot of potential of water hyacinth including electricity generation. scientists at. the what i see and the long process of my research using the educational metal . plants what i sing. in water and this is. dislodged from roots and we now use it for their research work innocently and years into production of mountains of something that might prove beneficial to nigeria as it struggles to generate electricity to power its factories and homes.
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back on the river model which is the weed will just disappear so that the fish can return in numbers how much greece al-jazeera lagos. now a total solar eclipse is set to darken the skies over south america later on tuesday the eclipse will travel across parts of chile and argentina in a journey lasting about 6 minutes our latin america and its newman traveled to live in chile the best place to see the rare event. the transparent skies of northern chile especially the called kimball region have turned this into the world's as strong any capital. but scientists aren't the only ones rushing to witness a cosmic event that is drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors here to see a total solar eclipse people say well what's question without a why do you want to travel so far to see it. after you see the eclipse you will
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know that this would be the american couples 16th we've been chasing solar eclipses the world over in a full solar eclipse the position of the moon appears to fully cover the sun turning day into night it occurs somewhere on our planet roughly every 18 months but they're all different depending on the location the position of the sun and the clarity of the sky and maybe this fringe family just arrived from paris and says they expect this their 5th eclipse to be the best one yet yes it's an expensive hobby but once you see a full eclipse. you get addicted actually you want to see the next one. accommodation in the comma regions have been sold out for more than 6 months this is like get up population $4000.00 where almost everybody is renting a room or their home or even just a little piece of land where people visitors can camp out and the reason is that
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this remote place has some of the best views of the stars of anywhere in the world and which according to astronomers will also give you some of the best views of the eclipse. but for astronomers and physicists who also camped out here it's an opportunity to see elusive stars gather data or demonstrate this theory of relativity through these telescopes so you will go to the body if your eyeball to see weak stars during a total eclipse we will be able to determine if the light is displaced and paint and demonstrate once again on stein's general theory of relativity and they said it's wonderful that's what sharon and byrne are bull cults have less ambitious expectations so i'm hoping to see stars in the daytime. if the weather cooperates as media or all or just predict she will more than likely get her wish. see in human light you get that chilly.
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take you through some of the headlines here in al-jazeera now china is backing a criminal probe into what it calls illegal actions in hong kong protesters stormed the city's main government building and vandalized during a day of mainly peaceful rallies they're angry about a controversial extradition bill sarah clarke has more on the clean up operation in hong kong. where the clean up here in hong kong has been underway for hours where the little council building which is hong kong's parliament and stuff from inside as well as police hundreds of place have been deployed to clean up and sort these rubbish piles here and as you can see we have things from the block is not cardboard but the also got this metal blockade you can see the heavy and the metal this metal is extraordinarily heavy but it's those types of devices that we use to smash their way in by protesters to smash their way into this building this you see here this is a fence and i had pillars those pillars have all been dismantled and we used
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yesterday to break in the midst of council building now this pile up and it's rubbish will play be played up for days if not weeks but the police have now declared this area a crime scene. the u.s. president says iran is playing with fire donald trump is warning washington will never allow it to develop nuclear weapons a un watchdog confirmed to iran has stockpiled more enrich uranium than allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal sudan's protest leaders of called for nationwide civil disobedience later this month 6 they blame the move true leaders for the deaths of 11 protesters in sunday's rallies. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera inside story. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world
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sentimental how you take it. there and we'll bring you the news and current events that matter to you is iraq. pushing for civilian rule in sudan several people have been killed and hundreds more injured in the protest organizers called a 1000000 man march but all the generals prepared ever to share power and put the country slide into further turmoil this is inside story. hello again welcome to the program i'm peter davi it was the biggest protest saddam has seen since the military joined so violently broke up a city in khartoum nearly a month ago tens of thousands of people protested on sunday once again calling on the military.

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