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silence. there's clearly been conversations happening between imran khan the prime minister of pakistan and donald trump about a potential biological dialogue to resolve the crisis and to make sure that this doesn't escalate into something bigger than what it is having sent that so i don't necessarily see it as a deafening silence i do want to make a quick note about how the nuclear war specter which should as i said rightly alarmed the international community i do want to point to the fact that right now at this meeting is are experiencing is a war against them so why we might worry about a nuclear about a potential imminent nuclear war we should great knowledge be extremely tuned in to what's happening internationally on the ground and see it as a war like situation as well so in any case i don't see it i don't think of it as a deafening silence i think u.s.
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is trying to hedge its bets it wants found this fungus on as an ally for a long as non of the same time of course it has its trade interests in india as well so i think it's doing. unfortunately here thank you hedges bence rather than coming out very strongly in support of acknowledging un resolutions on me and professor gates to achieve anything that sort of cures thank you the brother of the afghan taliban leader who has died in southwestern pakistan have sees a drone that was killed by a remotely detonated bomb that exploded at a mosque in the town of course like he was the younger brother of our couldn't zada the group has claimed responsibility for the attack. this is that al jazeera still to come on the program a bonus spreads to a new province of the democratic republic of congo as the outbreak continues to spiral. so the white pacific island leaders a blasting a strain for its stance. climate change at india's cricket coach give it
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a new lease of life we'll have the details for you a little later in spanish. human rights groups accused riot police and zimbabwe of using excessive force to disperse anti-government protesters tear gas has been fired on the streets of the capital with several people injured $91.00 people have been arrested for running against the rising cost of living despite a government ban on the demonstration zeroes hell of a tussle reports from harare. was what was meant to be a protest over the economy turned into chaos police in zimbabwe had banned the demonstration saying they were expecting violence alleging some opposition supporters were armed a high court judge dismissed an application by the opposition movement for democratic change to overturn the ban opposition leaders then called off the march
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but some of the supporters were defiant saying they had a democratic right to demonstrate in a show of force right please remind people what happens in a country with a history of brutally silencing voices of dissent from one of the words. in boys not free where are we going as a country we're suffering we're hungry we can't afford to send our children to school. was c 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 iraq is good poor. stops they have thousands and thousands of people
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that are stopping people come come from all we're asking for was just an hour. they're marching along nelson mandela having somewhat of much of a can of kind of being in a position of a petition to parliament it doesn't last for more than one hour but it is good to believe 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 zimbabweans need to be patient but it seems for some patience is running out. and. the leader of zimbabwe's main opposition party the m.d.c. says they backed down from anti-government protests to avoid bloodshed we don't want to. be blood in the street want to walk on. to there is
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a crisis we're going to resolve our crisis and so and the united nations was government to stop its crackdown on peaceful protesters. state authorities have a duty to ensure people's rights to freedom of expression and to facilitate and protect the right to peaceful assembly in addition we urge the senate when reviewing the maintenance of peace and order bill which is passing through the parliament now really urge them to protect the essential democratic freedoms of peaceful assembly and demonstration by ensuring the bills compliance with the zimbabwean constitution zimbabwe's economy has mired in its worst crisis in a decade the price of almost everything has ballooned inflation rates last month doubled to 175 percent the cost of a loaf of bread has almost doubled or the top of butter is now around $17.00 violent protests broke out earlier this year after
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a sharp price hike in fuel there's a shortage of water and power with widespread blackouts that can last up to 19 hours a day and $5000000.00 people are in urgent need of food aid with half of them on the brink of starvation. then there is an assistant professor of african studies at wellesley college in massachusetts she says the harsh response by the police as emboldened the opposition to continue their protests. 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 dissipate 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
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the opposition was demanding and if for whatever reason the opposition had had leuer 10 hours i think the opposition might not have been as much of a 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 world 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 unjustified violence i think the problem is that both sides have their own interests so they are up a little parties so you know the they have to choose a particular language i think the president has not been genuine 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
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asking for a lot what they are asking for is for the president to completely step down so i think they have to meet each other halfway and so now i think the president is definitely in a corner because he is security forces behaved very badly today i mean some people were really badly injured these a woman was on the streets you know for a very long time and people are saying she's in critical condition. as of now i think it's up to the president to go to the opposition and say look we can't keep having people on the streets we have more blood and i had so what can we do to work together and i think the opposition if the. 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. and the iranian tanker seized by british forces last month is preparing to leave gibraltar by sunday supreme court judges in the british territory of ordered the
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release of the greece one a new crew is on board the ship has a new name the supertanker sailing under the arabian flag after its registration was switched from panama to 0 as andrew simmons is in gibraltar. heading towards this renamed the registered ship $44.00 days after she was seized off the coast of gibraltar for identification systems still saying grace wong 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 adrian daria there was grace wong but no sign of it now and the navigation systems all of them indicates that it's still grace wong so in terms
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of maritime law this vessel really has no visible identity i think easy to believe the media. if they look at the it then midway through friday afternoon came and i looked there was a transmission from the radio system on the bridge here to the port authority is asking for permission to leave that was granted but 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. the us sunday evening we should leave that plane. while this supertankers time 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
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it has to but there was a response from the gibraltar government saying that look at the facts that have been evidence it was going to syria not to be put to the cole was a written assurances by iran that it would not go there. what about the movements here at sea local media reporting that 6 new crew members they may be offices that's said to include a new skipper are on their way to gibraltar likely to arrive on sunday which could fit the impression given by the radio exchanges between the ports on the ship. well the u.s. appears to be continuing its appeal to seize the tank let's go live now to john hendren who's in washington d.c. john tell us more. this is a complicated tale of an alleged effort by iran to evade u.s. and international sanctions now you heard the basics of that story the brits
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originally seized this ship near gibraltar under the belief that iran was trying to ship oil to syria in violation of international sanctions well the united states filed in court under international law this is the filing dated the 16th of august that's today still here in the united states and this actually seeks not only to did chain that ship but also to forfeit it for attempting to violate international law international sanctions that is after the united states pulled out of the 2015 iran nuclear deal it reimposed a series of earlier sanctions and imposed some new ones and some of those sanctions were on the shipment of oil and this filing says that iran attempted through a series of holding companies to conceal where that ship was coming from and where it was going and that it used the u.s. financial system to do so that's in violation of u.s. sanctions as well so the u.s.
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is seeking to forfeit not only not only to seize that ship to go ahead and forfeit the entire ship and the $1000000000.00 worth of oil on board it john many thanks indeed john hendren there live in washington. the retrial of a woman from el salvador who gave birth to a stillborn baby and was then charged with his murder is continuing the case of evelyn hernandez says to an international attention she was raped and delivered her stillborn baby in a public toilet saying that she didn't know she was pregnant the supreme court overturned her initial 30 year jail sentence and ordered the retrial el salvador has strict laws on abortion and women who have miscarriages are often accused of. us democratic congressman rush to leave has rejected an offer by the israeli government to visit her family in the occupied west bank israel had initially banned her and fellow congresswoman omar from making an official visit because of
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their support for a global boycott movement. requested a visa on humanitarian grounds to visit her grandmother promising not to make any political statements donald trump is calling her rejection a set up or clips relatives in palestine say they support her move. the rumors she. has visited her homeland is under conditions we reject that it's rashid is right is a palestinian to come and visit if family in country more now from al-jazeera is rosalyn jordan in washington. on friday to lee 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 us 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
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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 political gain here in the united states the israeli government recently enacted 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 abode of viruses spread to a 3rd province in the democratic republic of congo the 1st 2 cases have been confirmed in south kivu to say that a 24 year old woman and her baby contracted
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a bone in beni in north kivu considered the center of the virus outbreak that then traveled 700 kilometers by bus to wayne and south kivu where they tested positive for a bona the mother has since died malcolm webb reports now from my rupie. the 2 new cases a woman and the child other 1st cases in the south kivu province the woman died on tuesday and was subsequently identified positively as an abode of patient now her journey began in beni which is the epicenter of the about the outbreak which started a year ago he traveled by bus and then by boat he traveled through 2 densely populated urban centers firstly the city of goma on the north shore of lake has a population of about 2000000 and we 1st saw a bowl of cases there last month and he traveled by boat to the city of become obvious on the south shores of lake kivu we haven't yet seen any of polar cases
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there and if you travel to a remote village in south kivu province now this is more than 700 kilometers from where the outbreak started about a year ago more than 1800 people have died since then in spite of 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 bird outbreak at least 32 people are missing feared dead after a boat capsized in lake kivu more than 70 people were on board the vessel near the eastern shores of the democratic republic of congo emergency services in south kivu province say that at least 46 people were rescued 17 seamen were abducted when 2 merchant vessels came under attack in cameroonian waters in the gulf of guinea on thursday a port official says the night of the seamen a chinese 8 ukrainian. francis called for an immediate end of fighting in the
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syrian city of deplete follows the death of at least 14 people including children in an airstrike volunteers from the white helmets rescue group say it happened in the town of haas just south of. a group of people displaced by the violence was in the town when it was struck syrian troops have been on the offensive in and around didley since the end of april. we're going to weather update next then cathay pacific flies into hong kong's political firestorm as the airline c.e.o. resigns over the protest controversy. we'll look at the clash of cultures in the divided debate on u.s. gun control. around the trade already signed one collect to go this summer but they might be after all here from their coach a little a transport. and
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plenty of austin and thunderstorms across much of the southeast of the united states and another storm system working its way across much of the great lakes on the upper midwest so again some rain on the chance of some thunderstorms it's a very warm day of course couple of days ahead something to dallas in texas but it's 7 celsius on saturday 35 in atlanta we've got the rain pushing into new york with 27 and then what we will see out across the west is actually increase in the clouds fairly foggy conditions the next couple days into 26 celsius on sunday but a very nice couple days in san francisco case skies no sign of any fog but the rain is pushing down from the north so we've got kansas city few there $32.00 celsius on sunday and the likely to come with rain and some thunderstorms and scattered thunderstorms generally along the eastern seaboard and we had further to the south through the cow been more cloud really in the picture that we have seen for the last few days the rain very extensive really all the way from panama right away
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across to the yucatan peninsula and those showers pushing into southern areas of mexico as well mexico city not to about a 25 but certainly a cow details sunday in cozumel with the charms of those thunderstorms. across into have anna same story in kingston probably no says bob goes on to domingo dry conditions john roos well there across into much of haiti. from mother to daughter an ancient craft kept alive by a bustling matriarchy. from start to finish. all traditions intertwined with new designs making this family's place unique into uneasy as a rich tapestry. the threads on a jersey ago. an
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estimated 100000 lives cruelly ended over a century ago. a distant past not to the descendants of the sultan. a tale of colonialism and racial supremacy unravels and the quest for justice and recognition of the sacrifices of tribal people to maybe. scholars of my people a witness documentary on his ear. hello again it's good to have you with us adrian finnegan here in doha with the news hour from of 0 the headlines that more protests in kashmir of india's move to
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revoke the region's autonomy the un security council has held an emergency session to discuss the crisis but the closed door meeting didn't lead to any diplomatic breakthrough. riot police in zimbabwe have used tear gas and batons to disperse hundreds of demonstrators after a court ruled against a planned opposition protest $1000.00. one people were arrested for rallying against the rising cost of living. and iranian tankers seized by british forces last month is preparing to leave gibraltar by sunday supreme court judges in the british territory avoided the release of the grace want a new crew is on board the ship has a new name. a spanish rescue vessel with 134 refugees and migrants on board remains stranded in the mediterranean as a political battle in rome prevents it from docking 6 e.u. nations have offered to take in those on board after they were picked up off the coast of libya almost 2 weeks ago but the ship remains near the italian island of
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lampedusa after it was barred from docking by interior minister. he's ordered italian officials not to let people disembark. the chief executive of hong kong airline cathay pacific has resigned amid the controversy over staff involvement in mass protests kathie's board said that rupert hogg needed to be replaced because the airline's commitment to safety and security had been called into question china's aviation regulator demanded that staff who joined or supported protests be removed from flights through mainland aspace earlier the company had said that it would dream of telling stuff what to think the 2 pilots were later sacked and other staff suspended when other global companies are also getting caught in the crossfire of hong kong's political crisis luxury fashion brands versace coach. have been forced to apologize all to chinese social media uses posted pictures of the
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brands t. shirts the didn't properly designate hong kong as part of china patel is a senior fellow at claremont graduate university my colleague mariam the man spoke with him earlier about other ways that the rest of hong kong is affecting companies . you know the rules of engagement and how to do business in china and in hong kong is change 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've 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 detrimental to your business as we've seen over the last 11 weeks has been this past week that has been even more global attention and more pressure behind it so there is an effect that's already been going special on 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
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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. that consumers and profit sole is it more about reputation. i actually i think the profits of the last part of this because i think your mission and your goal pending on with 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 cascade cathay pacific c.e.o. stepping down which not something that without the protest 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 sort of kenya but still be in a way that doesn't affect their business i mean like i said the rules of engagement
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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 in a series of rallies are planned across hong kong for saturday including one in support of the government on friday night thousands of students gathered in a central city park calling for the u.s. and britain to help the fights why democracy teachers have organized their own rally on saturday and one of the main protest groups plans a mass march on sunday morning from of zeros. in hong kong. called kong is gearing up for a weekend of many rallies and protests about 5 of them are scheduled you have people who will be on the streets because they still want beijing but the bigger rallies would be the pro-democracy protesters sunday is a key day thousands and tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people
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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 that some protesters would break away there is a bit of anxiety that we could see again tear gas and see. violence here in hong kong but. they have their resilience. making their voices heard. loud as possible until they get what they want. north korea is rejecting the prospects of further talks with south korea and has fired 2 more short range missiles into the sea south korea's military says the missiles were launched on friday off the country's east coast it came after a government spokesman described the south korean president as impudent and said that into korean talks over south korea's president. said the momentum for dialogue
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with the north was still alive despite worrying actions by pyongyang. i please to solidify the foundation so that we can successfully host the joint 2032. lympics instant tool in the world as one korea by achieving peace and unification by 2045 which will mark the 100th anniversary of liberation fiji as prime minister says the behavior of his straightly and counterpart is creating a diplomatic rift and pushing the pacific islands closer to china frank by ending the mara was speaking to the guardian newspaper of the leaders from 18 pacific patients spent the week meeting on the low lying island of islands of tuvalu they were hoping to produce a strong statement on climate change targets but to go see ations very nearly collapsed twice and the resulting stalemate has been called watered down to voters
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prime minister said the australian pm scott morrison was central to the disagreements. we were exchanging votes for larry language not swearing but. but of course you know expressing the the concerns of leaders and i was very happy with the exchange of it was frank prime minister motion of course stated his positions and those stated my positions of the leaders we need to save these people the prime minister of tom actually cried in the retreat did you know that. the leader of drama actually shed tears in front of the leaders i understand the sensitivity to these issues particularly where we're standing and and and i should respect towards that in my engagements it's not just about a strike is a commie. it's about. it's about how astride you can continue to provide the
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support that we do across the pacific region when we have the biggest investor in the pacific's development and protection of any nation on the planet we invest one point $4000000000.00 in the region every year that's the highest it's ever been under my government $55.00 african elephants are killed every day for their ivory the illegal trade is being discussed at a wildlife protection conference in geneva campaigners according to sanctions against vietnam which is accused of being a hub for ivory traffickers serious and i hate reports. running wild and free for now at least while elephants aunt on the verge of extinction more countries could lose their herds altogether destruction of habitat complet with people over land and poaching threaten the elephant down a back street in hanoi the capital of vietnam the floor of a timber plant is strewn with elephant ivory the result of illegal poaching part
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from here but traded in. where it's possible to buy pretty much anything using your phone. one man told an undercover investigator from a group campaigning against the illegal wildlife trade how he's able to open his container full of ivory inside a customs compound standing next to officials who are supposed to stop him campaigners say more needs to be done to tackle the traffickers in vietnam which has become the global hub for the illegal trade reading there are compelling reasons to use these noncompliance proceedings against vietnam so we're calling on all sides parties and world governments in this month the beginning these noncompliance proceedings against vietnam with the view that if significant progress is non demonstrated. that they should be slapped would treat suspensions vietnam is under pressure to reform its practices and has bowed to do more there
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have been modest increases in elephant populations in kenya malawi in uganda but losses in tanzania mozambique and the democratic republic of congo complex with people over habitat loss is a problem but so too is poaching that's despite the $989.00 international ban on the trade in ivory there are estimated to be about $400000.00 elephants in sub-saharan africa it's also estimated $55.00 african elephants are killed for their ivory every day that's $20000.00 a year. there is a long standing debate about whether ivory stocks should be sold or whether that would provide a cuppa but the illegal trade campaigners say wildlife crime is worth noting that more needs to be done before it's too late and he would. the gun control debate in the us is a clash of cultures between rural areas where gun ownership is common and big cities concerned about crime and mass shootings
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a survey by the pew research center reveals that 30 percent of american adults say they own a gun whether the owners are not americans have brought exposure to firearms namely hoffa all adults say that they grew up in a household with guns 44 percent know someone who's been shot most gun owners said they use the weapons for protection officer as rob reynolds has been to 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 colorado river provides a little relief it's a conservative gun toting trump supporting term.

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