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boy's not free where are we going as a country are suffering we're hungry we can't afford to send our children to school . but every time the police dispersed the crowd some of them kept trying to come back some opposition supporters are refusing to disperse so riot police are slowly trying to push them back the aim is to get them out of the city center the police fear that if people are to stay in this area they could be looting and damage to property many zimbabweans blame president government for economic mismanagement soaring inflation rising food prices and growing unemployment they say they want an end to their misery and to be heard every road leading into a robbery is good police stops they have thousands and thousands of people that are stopping people come to come from our. food was just in our office and they're marching along. somewhere much of a can of kind of being in a position of opposition to parliament it doesn't last for more than one hour but
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the trip to bali it has been stopped much of our a city center was unusually quiet on friday shops and businesses were closed many people stayed home fearing violence president says fixing the economy will take time and that's a need to be patient but it seems patience is running out. zimbabwe's economy is mired now in its worst crisis for a decade the price of almost everything has ballooned people are grappling with rising inflation which last month double to 175 percent the cost of a loaf of bread has almost doubled from $1.80 to $350.00 and a tub of butter is now around $17.00 violent protests broke out earlier this year after shop price hike in fuel there are massive queues to get fuel a shortage of clean water and power with widespread blackouts that can last for up to 19 hours a day and 5000000. people are in need of urgent food aid with half of them on the
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brink of starvation well joining us now is cheap as in bob when political analyst she joins me from massachusetts in the u.s. where she's an assistant professor of african studies wellesley college there are concerns about the police brutality against protesters today where could this lead do you think. i think that the government is going to continue the a strategy of using violence against protesters so what i think what we've seen this afternoon is an indicator of what we should expect to hear overnight in the past the government has been very good it abducting people and beating up people during the night so i disagreed that we hear reports of that tomorrow but i also think that they've just emboldened the opposition to demand more protests so if they had allowed the opposition to protest today for an hour or 2 hours or whatever the opposition was demanding for whatever reason the opposition had had leuer 10 hours
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i think the opposition might not have been is more today to continue planning protests around the country so what i've heard is that the opposition is now planning to have a protest on monday in la you and around other cities in zimbabwe so i think the opposition is feeling very strong that they need to continue sending a message to the worlds that look this is a government that doesn't allow us to protest and when we do go out to protest they respond we you know a heavy handedness we and justified violence because people are gathering to protest the die economic conditions in the country inflation has reduced people to poverty hasn't it is president in a position to be has that it has. he was and unfortunately i think he has used up a lot of his goodwill but i think they still an opportunity here for him and for the minister of finance telling libby to sort of come back to the drawing board and
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sit down with the opposition so i know that the opposition is saying that you know they're not really interested in a government of national unity but i think both parties and the leading opposition now have to really sit down and come up with a strategy that works for the people because of as you've already told your listeners things are really bad in zimbabwe i mean i keep telling people to imagine only having electricity for 4 hours a day in the middle of the night it's not sustainable it's not sustainable in evan areas the food crisis in rural areas is simply not sustainable so the country is really heading towards bedtimes economically so the president he still has a thing some time to turn things around at the 1st when it's not a god one has said that he has called for dialogue with the opposition and they have ruled that out do you think amidst the sort of dick deteriorating so show economic conditions in the country that the opposition might try to capitalize on this politically. you know i think the problem is that both sides
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have their own interests so they are political parties so you know the they have to choose a particular language i think the president has not been gentle when in his calls i think what he was trying to do is to sort of give the leading opposition. a meaningless position to say we met and so now you should tell your supporters to back down into stop demanding things from us whereas i think the opposition is also asking for a lot what they are asking for is for the president to completely stepped out so i think they have to meet each other halfway and so now i think the president is definitely in a corner because his security forces behaved very badly today i mean some people were really badly injured these a woman was on the streets for you know for a very long time and people are saying she's in critical condition and so now i think it's up to the president to go to the opposition and say look we can't keep
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having people going out on the streets we can't have more blood and i had so what can we do to work together and i think you know the opposition if the if if the general when and if they're really doing this for the people then i think they should come back with you know clear demands and say look this is what we think we need for us to work together but i think so far the calls from the president have really not been gentle when in my opinion all right thank you very much cheaper for sharing your thoughts on the story with us you are with the news hour live from london much more still ahead we look at the devastating about the outbreak spreading to a new province in the democratic republic of congo infecting a young woman and her 7 month old baby cathay pacific flies into hong kong's political firestorm of the airline c.e.o. resigns over the protest controversy. and india's cricket coach is given a new lease of life so now we'll have the details in sport.
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the spanish rescue ship with 134 refugees and migrants on board remain stranded in the mediterranean mediterranean as a political battle in rome prevents it from docking 6 e.u. countries have offered to take in the migrants who are picked up off the coast of libya almost 2 weeks ago but the ship remain stranded near the italian island of lampedusa after it was barred from docking by interior minister matosi alvey me he has ordered italian officials not to let the migrants disembark. meanwhile an iranian tank a seized by british forces last month is preparing to leave by sunday supremes court judges in the british territory of ordered the release of the grace of one tank a new crew is on board and the ship has a new name and it's sailing under the iranian flag after its registration was switched from panama anderson's brings us the latest now from gibraltar. heading
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towards this renamed reregistered ship $44.00 days after she was seized off the coast of gibraltar broad edification systems still saying grace was destination the mediterranean. as you can see there's nothing on the flagpole now the problem am flag has been removed apparently iranian flag will eventually arrive and down below there's no signage whatsoever to indicate what name this vessel has it is the exit in daria it was grace wong but no sign of it now but navigation systems all of them indicates that it's still gray swan so in terms of maritime law this vessel really has no visible identity i think. if they do that. then midway through friday afternoon came and i looked there was
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a transmission from the radio system on the bridge here to the port authority is asking for permission to leave that was granted booked the anchor which was being in the process of being lifted suddenly went the other way and then came this radio transmission leading up to. us sunday evening. believe that. while this supertanker still political messaging has been moving at a pace the iranian foreign ministry saying that it could sell its oil to anybody. anywhere in syria needed boil and energy it wasn't going to syria in the 1st place . but there was a response from the gibraltar government saying that look at the facts that have been evidence it was going to syria now to be put to the cole was a written assurances by iran that it would not go there but what about the
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movements here would see local media is reporting that 6 new crew members they may be offices are said to include a new skipper are on their way to gibraltar likely to arrive on sunday which could be the impression given by the radio exchanges between the ports on the ship. u.s. democratic congresswoman rosa very she has rejected an offer by the israeli government to visit her family in the occupied west bank israel had initially been too late and fellow congresswoman ellen omagh from making an official visit of s a port for global boycott movement today was later offered entry on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother but she says she will not take up the offer because of oppressive conditions designed to humiliate slaves relatives in palestine say they support her move. to do so much through the gloom of this you know for she does visit to her homeland is under conditions we reject that it's
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rashid is right as a palestinian to come and visit her family in country also in jordan brings us more now from washington. the u.s. president donald trump has not commented since the michigan congresswoman marsha to leave has decided not to go to the occupied west bank to visit with her grandmother and other members of her extended family on friday to lead put out a statement saying that her initial decision to accept a visa on humanitarian grounds it doesn't was undercutting the very reason why she chose to run for the u.s. congress to stand up for the rights of those whose rights have been oppressed she said that she could not live with herself even though she very much had wanted to spend time with her 90 year old grandmother and with other members of her extended family this prompted an immediate response from the israeli interior ministry which accused the leap of essentially trying to play the visa application process for
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political gain here in the united states the israeli government recently in act in a law that bans those supporters of the b.d.s. movement or boycott divest sanctions movement from visiting israel or the occupied west bank but because of her status as a member of congress and because she had promised that she would not discuss politics while in the occupied west bank the interior ministry had decided on thursday to give to leave a visa to visit her family the bola virus has spread to a 3rd province now in the democratic republic of congo the 1st 2 cases have been confirmed in south cuba talk to say a 24 year old woman and have baby contracted and benny north keep the consider at the epicenter of the virus they then travel 700 can all much as by bus to the wind gusts south tested positive for botha the mother died on thursday malcolm what
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brings us more on the story now from nairobi. the 2 new cases a woman the child of the 1st cases in the south kivu province the woman died on tuesday and was subsequently identified positively as a bowler patient now her journey began in beni which is the epicenter of the a polar outbreak which started a year ago she traveled by bus and then my boat she traveled through 2 densely populated urban centers firstly the city of goma on the north shore of lake key which i was a population of about 2000000 and we 1st saw a bowl of cases there last month and she traveled by boat to the city because of you on the south shores of lake kivu we haven't yet seen any of polar cases there and if you travel to a remote village in south kivu province now this is more than 700 kilometers from where the bowl outbreak started about a year ago more than 1800 people have died since then in spite of
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a very effective vaccine and some recently reported successes of drugs used to treat patients if they caught early enough it's clear that the government still struggling to control the spread of this about the outbreak mohammad minear is a lecturer in molecular biology at lancaster university and says the risk of this virus spreading regionally is high. the situation is not only different another part of the country as well because many of the cases all are under determined under undetected therefore the chances that the disease is still in the areas where there has not been reports is pretty high and especially in this case where 2 patients have been. collecting in the country for a while from the disease has been reported before they are highly likely for catching up this infection because in this particular why does it follow it is highly infectious and it can really easily transmit from any contaminated sources
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to any person who got in contact with when we talk about it more like disease which is highly infectious and demick in the country not only just the type you ticks on the vaccine would be a solution the challenge is bit more complex there's a relatively lack of community engagement overall commitment. at least 32 people are missing and feared dead after a boat capsized in lake more than 70 passengers were on board the vessel near the eastern shores of the democratic republic of congo authorities in south kivu province say least 46 people were rescues. still ahead on the program we'll look at the clash of cultures in a fierce fight it debate on u.s. gun control. also why pacific island he does a blasting australia for its stance on climate change and reality trade have already signed one black ticket this summer they might be off to another year from
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their coach. and though there are plenty of sunny skies throughout much of the mediterranean still plenty of cloud rain and thunderstorms across areas to the north system also system all streaming in from the west well some bright as though im a tween and once the rain has stopped you get some rather nice pictures like this this is this beautiful square and of course all reflected in the last puddle but as i say it's not all bad because within between we have got some dry skies and sunshine as well 28 in vienna and to mostly sunny skies and not quite as hot across the mid-south 30 celsius for both rome and athens quite windy in athens the tail end of these systems are just catching greece and so we are seeing some pretty gusty winds south of a fairly unsubtle across much of the northwest the winds are still strong that rain working its way south through the weekend through much of france a paris
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a wet day the same for the south into europe as well 30 degrees celsius and even with the wind not with the cold in london with a high of 21 celsius we want to moscow we have got i'm afraid a couple of what they. say 17 celsius with our phrase some more rain in your forecast but all in africa there's no rain or showers here tom which is all still fairly high. on saturday $34.00 in tunis the best how much is probably out towards morocco we've got $25.00 celsius and a few it rip. we're talking about ivory poachers who have decimated populations of elephants in africa they almost always ship the ivory out of a different country from where it was poked because that's where you start your search to look in the wrong place this radiocarbon dating method tell us their trade of ivory has to be built then we have a place we can focus law enforcement on take those out and perhaps the source of
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the r.v. from entering the network take note at this time one else is you know. the latest news as it breaks. up. with details coverage no one is willing to return home to me on my own without sort of been through papers and security guarantees from around the world the talent is facing the new prime minister. negotiate a new bricks that deal in 90 day a deal the e.u. says cannot be renegotiated. welcome
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back a look at the headlines this hour at the u.n. security council has met to discuss the tensions in indian administered kashmir off to new delhi revoke the reach of special rights last week hundreds of kashmiris are defied a security lockdown that is now in its 12th day riot police in zimbabwe have used buttons and take gassed while anti-government demonstrations in the capital harare several protesters were injured as they rallied against the soaring cost of living and the abode outbreak has spread to a 3rd problems in the democratic republic of congo doctors say a woman and her child contracted the virus in north kivu considered the epicenter of the disease. and the chief executive of hong kong's biggest ally and cafe pacific has resigned off to employees was sacked and suspended for taking part in pro-democracy protests cafe's board said rupert hogg needed to be replaced because the airline's commitment to safety and security had been called into question
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china's leaders had warned cathay pacific not to take part in the protests which closed hong kong's airport and grounded hundreds of flights or protesters across the territory planning more demonstrations this weekend on the abdul hamid has more now from all. kong is gearing up for a weekend of many rallies and protests about 5 of them are scheduled you have people who will be all industries because they used to board b.g. but the bigger rallies would be the pro-democracy protesters sunday is a key day thousands or tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend that rally authorities have not given the permission for any marches citing the fact that there have been these scenes of violence unfolding on the streets however ask anyone and they would tell you that they expect the some protesters would break away there is
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a bit of uncertainty that we could see again tear gas and scenes of violence here in hong kong but really at the end of the day you have the resilience of these protesters they will continue making their voices heard getting them as loud as possible until they get what they want. all of the global companies are also getting caught in the crossfire of hong kong's political crisis luxury fashion brands versace cochon g. vaughan she have all been forced to apologize after chinese social media uses posted pictures of the brands t. shirts that didn't properly designate hong kong as a parts of china financial firm pricewaterhouse coopers has been accused of not condemning the demonstrations forcefully enough after an online post appeared to support the uprising although the company later said that the post was a fraud and they have also been calls in mainland china to boycott the taiwanese bubble tea franchise fruit after stuff in hong kong pledged support for the protest
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as an agent for the company later said it back to the one country 2 systems principle in turn angering customers in taiwan and hong kong. well ryan patel is a business analyst and senior fellow at claremont graduate university joins me now live from los angeles so this is quite a dilemma isn't it that the head of cathay pacific has resigned but as we just heard that the airline is not the only company to get caught in the standoff between the authorities in hong kong and the protest says how difficult is it going to be going forward for the business community in hong kong to withstand pressure from beijing well you know the rules of engagement how to do business in china and hong kong is changing now i mean there isn't a rulebook anymore and there is a lot of pressure because you really have 2 different consumer bases right you've got china you got hong kong consumers and both sides and you have your employees so how do you really lay out for the hong kong businesses something that is not
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detrimental to your business as we've seen over the last 11 weeks has been only this past week there has been even more global attention and more pressure behind it so there is an effect that's already been going special the mom and pop businesses locally and the multinationals where they have to address this every day with their employees and how how to really react to this and to the consumers properly so they can sue their products and services being still delivered on a on a on a high level basis so i mean always it is very between from company to company but how how difficult is it for them or how do they make a decision like this is it purely based on. consumers and profits or is it more about reputation. i actually i think the profit is the last part of this because i think your mission and your goal pending on where the company is as you mentioned if it's a u.s. multinational u.k. multinational they will handle this differently you saw what happened with cas a
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cathay pacific c.e.o. stepping down which not something that without the protests that would actually happen you know you really have to think about your employees your consumers and understand what they want right i mean i don't think there's going to be a clear answer on either side but how do you really create a or rules and guidelines where people can more sir pinioned but still be in a way that doesn't affect the business i mean like i said the rules of engagement of business is now have changed in the in the climate that we've been living with you do have to address some of these concerns at the same time not trying to be too extreme to away from your values. i mean yes nobody wants to lose the crucial market of mainland china but i suppose if there is a chance of us being on the brink of some sort of historic event or change in the territory these companies have to be conscious of of possibly being on the wrong side of the argument it exactly and you kind of saw what happened with cochin and
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those other retail brands with i mean their timing was really poor with the t. shirt of sovereign sovereignty they apologize immediately because they know that their cash cash flow was coming from china but i think it's very interesting this hong kong real estate companies and other you know hong kong is a big trading him financially i have 2 companies stand up for that perspective in the trying to keep peace in math and the day the rhetoric i've seen is they want peace in the region they want everyone to get along but you have to actually take a stance somewhere for some of these businesses to be able to allow that to happen and you know i think right now the business community is in a reactive role right now because they're hoping that this will get resolved peacefully because the violence hurts everybody involved. so what are we going to see from what you're saying there's likely to be a scramble on the part of many companies to show their support for the authorities and hong kong the government in beijing yeah i think this is where you see a lot of behind the scenes with a lot of government you know with be multinational companies have government
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affairs departments there working i believe on both sides with hong kong with china what to do how to better prepare their companies i think these demonstrations have obviously increase the awareness and there already is to the companies you see saturday sunday will be another ploy to these companies were they've already disney and marriott have taken a hit they've come out and said the hospitality sector will be taking a hit in hong kong and will fact the rest of their quarter earnings as well so they're in a pretty tight bind until both political i guess political talks come to more of a a better rhetoric because right now it's hard to make a move all right thank you very much ryan patel for sharing your thoughts with a senior fellow at the track a school of management plan one graduate university thank you north korea has rejected their reunification talks with south korea and 52 short range missiles into the sea south korea's military says the missiles were launched on friday off
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the country's east coast it came off to a government spokesman described the south korean president as m.p. dent and said into korean talks well over a young man has been angered by cells joint military to drills with the u.s. which resumed last week a u.s. appeals court has cleared the way for the trumpet ministration to reject requests for asylum from migrants who cross the southern border into new mexico or texas the u.s. border patrol says nearly 50000 people crossed into those 2 regions in july but critics of donald trump blame his increasingly hardline policies for the deaths of some asylum seekers hijo castro ports now from new mexico. sand rocks and vast emptiness that she while one desert in the u.s. state of new mexico stretches hundreds of kilometers this is where groups of hundreds of migrants mostly families from central america have chosen to surrender
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themselves to the u.s. border patrol the question is why is a growing number of people choosing to cross in this hot and barren place last december a 7 year old girl died after journeying here more than 3000 kilometers with her father from water maula she was in u.s. border patrol custody her body temperature was more than 41 degrees it was a horrible thing that never should have. if the people hadn't been forced into the desert it would never michael sims works at the general store in the nearby town that had cheetah he says the u.s. border wall that guards urban areas and the greater number of border agents there lead migrants to cross in more remote places even so he says the migrants cause no trouble here he says trump calling this an invasion is wrong there was no invasion of people a lot of people say they came quietly they came. obviously is obviously is
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a good a few blocks away but neither and bob dens lawyers say they are worried about the number of people crossing so close to their home in those large groups who don't know how many of them are criminals or part of the cartel coming through and trying to be part of that group to get into the country the married couple says like most americans who live in this politically conservative town they support trump's border policies so i feel he. is doing the best job he can do with what he's had to work with this is an ongoing problem that's been here for for years as the desert heat soars the number of migrants crossing the u.s. southern border has dropped to 72000 in july that's still much higher than previous years and the fear is more people will die in the attempt castro al-jazeera antelope wells new mexico. the gun control debate in the united states is
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a clash of cultures between rural areas way gun ownership is common and big cities concerned about crime and mass shootings according to a survey from the pew research center 3 in 10 american adults say they own a gun and whether they own a gun or not americans have broad exposure to firearms and a half of the adult population say they grew up in a household with guns and around 44 percent of people say they know someone who's been shot most gun owners say they use weapons for protection others quoted hunting all gun collecting as the main reasons. been speaking to some gun owners in needles a small town on the california arizona border. needles california sizzles in the mojave desert where summer temperatures top $49.00 degrees celsius and the enduring colorado river provides a little relief it's a conservative gun toting trump supporting town at the liberal trump loathing
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california where new more restrictive state gun laws have recently gone into effect that's rankled local so much that the city council took the unusual step of declaring needle's a sanctuary city we kind of want to get their attention with the same 3 city. this shooting range is just across the river in arizona where gun laws are much more lenient californians who want to purchase ammunition here are subject to expensive restrictions under california law gun shop owners say the rules don't make sense because if there's a will there's a way if they want to get it they will across the u.s. states that have tightened up their gun laws in response to crime and mass shootings find their efforts effectively neutralized by neighboring states with lax gun rules the teenager who killed 3 people at the gilroy california garlic festival
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in july used in a k 47 style semiautomatic weapon purchased legally in nevada he wasn't old enough to buy one in california the research is pretty clear that states with restrictive gun laws how many rower gun homicide rate however that doesn't stop people from still traveling interstate with bar arms taking and weapon that's legal in one area to another state were illegal because we don't have border from state. officials in needles want an exemption from state laws so that residents can buy bullets in arizona they say it's too inconvenient to buy ammunition in the nearest california gun shops which are hundreds of kilometers away they also want pistol packing neighbors from arizona to be allowed to carry their weapons openly when visiting needles which is prohibited they don't want to
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unload they don't want to leave their weapon at home to come over here and eat. the messy patchwork of state laws is another reason why gun control advocates say congress needs to change gun laws on a nationwide basis robert oulds al jazeera needle california. indonesia's president has formally proposed moving the country's capital from jakarta to cali monthan on the island of borneo joko widodo hasn't decided where the exact site for the new city could be nor when it would be built but the idea of creating a new capital has been debated for decades and in tunisia it sea levels rising to carter is one of the fastest sinking cities on the planet and could be submerged by 2050 meanwhile pacific island leaders have blasted australia for refusing to commit to strong action on climate change it is from 18 pacific nations have been meeting on the low lying islands of tuvalu they will have.

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