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you look at the under in what way then am not noticing will not not measure that either up or article that i hate and that you can measure for them they can play thought that what they are going to from happening but then any and that question they didn't come. up with and you refused to sion ok we must leave it there. in kabul thank you very much fletcher. antigovernment protesters in hong kong have gathered for one of the city's largest rallies since close to 2000000 people marched in june demonstrators filled victoria park for only approved by the police but there are fears of confrontations with the security forces and some protests as of now begun an unauthorized march through the city and the thomas joins us live from victoria park in hong kong andrew welcome back to the news a key question clearly this was supposed to be the big one is it. it's certainly
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a very big pain to how big is the question everybody wants the answer to when we won't find out until later on sunday you see back in june the organization that we're going to have today's rally the human rights from they got $2000000.00 people out on the streets to campaign to protest about these controversial proposals to be to extradite people to china which is where this entire movement began well since june of course we've had increasingly violent protests and this particular organization hasn't had a big rally like this since the 1st of july so we're really looking to see the numbers do the he mainstream people in hong kong still support the protesters despite the violence that there has been since july and that's why we're looking at these numbers very carefully we don't know them yet what i can say is the victoria park itself has a cost of about 2 $100000.00 or so that's the place like the police said that would be enough they didn't want people in the straits they said to organize is that will be enough you can have your rally that organizers said there's no way that's going
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to be enough we need to have a march and they really want to prove that point so the beginning of this rally which is about 3 hours ago now despite cerate sheen rain the organizers were over loudspeakers saying come into the park everyone don't just fill the streets outside show that the park useful part did get full and then the streets all around with completely full as well as a sight despite for about 45 minutes absolutely to rent should rain and rain that's been steady albeit not quite as heavy have a sense of what the protest is doing now is that they are marching through various suburbs if you like your home in that going from here from victoria park through an area cooled swayed by either already in one shy as well and then making their way to central russia in the heart of hong kong and what they're saying by showing their numbers they're trying to show the government that they still have a huge amount of support among ordinary hong kong is because this protest this rally was not one of the one. we've seen more recently the more radical elements the ones that tend to vote it later in the day this friday was full of ordinary
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people who haven't been out in the streets since june but they want to be showing that they are still supporting the demonstrators despite all the violence it's been so far now on saturday there was a pro beijing rally and that the organizers of that one say was in the hundreds of thousands let's not kid ourselves that there is just one side to this there are definitely so you but the organizers that they said on saturday they're expecting half 1000000 by sunday morning they've upped their estimate to a 1000000 let's see what the numbers coming out because it's substantially lower than half a 1000000 we could say i think that they are losing mainstream support but it's higher than half a 1000000 if it approaches a 1000000 despite the weather well that would be a real sign that the anti beijing pro-democracy side of this still has wind in that sails thank you well as hoda abdel-hamid has been finding out there is a generational divide among those on the streets. now how well they get it under the banner of say phone call to denounce recent violence during protest and to show
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support for the police here in tomar park just to china is clear but there's more than just that the crowd is mostly middle aged or older part of a generation that grew under british colonial rule and want to protect their lifestyle david chu works in the service industry he is one of $200.00 government supporters from the same neighborhood when he got the solar i absolutely don't accept the months of the protest on the steps not what the general public wants not that the months can be matched they are all nonsense and excuses. was the people here are calling on the police to uphold law and order and blame protesters for divison outburst of violence. and we all love hong kong we all part of china will firmly believe that so i don't want this place to be ruined and that's why i came back and support and do a rally back cannot take any violent demonstration that we can see as witnessed by
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so many young writers you know that fifa stating he's killing my killing my feeling oppressed who comes harbor in kowloon davis son march with the pro-democracy protesters mostly young people who fear what they perceive as the growing influence of the chinese government in hong kong's affairs they feel their demands are being ignored and frustration is growing it should be said that if i keeps refusing to respond to all the fish myself very have a lot of emotion. in this society so i think that's why we come out is to let's just hope that they can respond to. part of the anger is also to his depletes whom they accuse of using excessive force but the protesters are under pressure for bringing chaos to do. it's these divisions slated to take apart between a generation content with the present and one that is worried about the future but
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at the. core of those most ill to come for you here in the news including there are protests in gaza after the israeli army killed 3 palestinians. and we'll show you how the show helped a goal to take charge of the b.m.w. championships that's coming up with in the sports news in about $45.00. thousands of people in the bangladeshi capital homeless today for pink fun swept through a slum began on friday evening and cost me a pool area and took firefighters several hours to put out no deaths have been reported though some people were injured 10 be a child 3 has more from. absolutely devastating thing in this over 3000 family lives there nothing is left even the trees are burned many families actually were in their rural villages for the holidays now they'll be devastated when they
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come back some people are trying to salvage the life saving what about they are some said they will actually rebuild their home because they're not very hopeful they're going to be rehabilitated or they're going to get an alternative shelter many of the slum dwellers complain to us they're not getting any food or water they don't know what to do what their future holds but most of them said that we will rebuild our home yet because we don't have a place to go some of them been living here over 30 years many of them are from the island bowl of the said village on this very washed away by the sea so they are here for generation that work here as either rich or as a day laborer or as a garment. israeli forces have killed 3 palestinians at the gaza border and injured another dozens of palestinians protested on the streets of gaza after the men were killed as well says they were trying to break through the border fence and were fired on by helicopter and tank let's get more from harry for so who's in west
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jerusalem for us here on the news ari what else do we know. well the funerals for those 3 men are underway now and they're turning into a mass rally i've just been talking to our colleagues inside gaza and apparently there are calls at those protests or other the funerals which are which are turning into this big rally calls for revenge and retaliation the leader or rather the spokesperson for islamic jihad was blaming the attacks recently the fact that has been an upsurge in these sorts of small numbers of armed men trying to get through the fence blaming that on the israeli siege and israeli aggression and saying that if israel continued its aggressive policies then there would be more and bigger retaliation coming from the gaza strip now we have to see this in the light of what's happened in the last couple of weeks last saturday there were 4
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armed men who were killed by israeli forces very close to the border fence at the beginning of the month there was one man who got through the fence israel says he should be fired and injured 3 soldiers and was shot dead so there is a growing number of these sorts of things going on the narrative coming from hamas which is in control of the gaza strip it says that in today's incident 2 of the 2 of the men were from islamic jihad one from hamas it is saying that these are sort of freelance operations an expression of frustration and desperation israel though is it would point to the fact that there is also over this weekend been rocket fire coming out of gaza both on friday and saturday nights some of those rockets intercepted by the iron dome anti-missile system a couple of them though getting through into israeli territory and so i think there's a feeling on the israeli side that there is an attempt to try to escalate the security situation around gaza a reminder that we're just a few weeks away from the israeli elections on september 17th and it's not unusual
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for the temperature to be raised in advance of those sorts of events so does it feel who you are kerry that little bit more of the same to come between now and say 4 or 5 weeks from now. well certainly there is a ring of familiarity about all of this there have been a number of escalations between israel and fighting groups inside gaza over the last year 18 months and so there is a pattern that emerges that things start out with a relatively low number of rockets which have been responded to by israeli airstrikes as these most recent attacks have been but also it does seem that there is this this new or relatively growing phenomenon of small individual or small group actions of armed men trying to get through the fence and
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carry out some kind of attacks so there is certainly a possibility that we're in the early stages of another escalation but of course we have to wait and see how this plays out in the coming weeks erin thanks very much. now in myanmar an ambulance drivers being killed by rebels in shan state the volunteer rescue worker was reported to have been fired on as he tried to escape fighting between ethnic rebels and government forces the rebels have been fighting for decades for greater autonomy on thursday they killed at least 15 people in an attack on a military college i was the 1st of its kind in a major urban center a ruling council to lead sudan into a new era of democracy is due to be named on sunday after the main opposition coalition and the military yesterday signed that historic agreement thousands of people in khartoum while they're celebrating. they traveled from across the country to the capital where the accord was signed many gathered at the
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newly renamed freedom square it was once the site of protests against the former president omar al bashir have a morgan has more from khartoum. after 18 months of protests and 4 months of negotiations sudan's ruling military junta and the opposition coalition known as the forces of freedom and change into a final power sharing deal with marking the start over 39 month transitional period you know your average american only for whom that is where i stand before you with pride after we've overcome the stage of preparation and progress to the stage of construction we chant together with honest hearts that the focus now is on the nation a nation that is proud of you and you of it a country that has produced people who have raised its name with their generosity and achievements. the final agreement includes a transitional period led for the 1st 21 months by the military and for the remaining 18 months by a civilian from the opposition coalition. it also includes members for an executive
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council nominated by the f.f.c. and they will also have control of 2 thirds of the seats in the legislative assembly. but the coalition that has negotiated the deal has other challenges some of its own members have refused to recognize the agreement saying it doesn't address the core issues of conflict in the country other members say bringing peace will be one of the top tasks of the transitional government. that the issue of war and peace is one of the most important priorities of the coalition and we work to tie the issue of peace to the issue of democratic transformation because we believe in the right to live in peace we believe in the rights of the martyrs the displaced people and. we affirm that the assuring the names for a comprehensive peace in all areas of conflict. outside the hall people celebrated the hope for a new phase in sudan's history but with cautious optimism the signing of the
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agreement on saturday may mark a landmark on the road to civilian rule but many sudanese say it's not the end of the revolution they say the struggle will have succeeded only when the military hands of a power and justice and accountability begins. more than 250 deaths have been recorded since the start of the protests in december with at least 110 to kill jews in the military raided the pro-democracy army headquarters which had become the symbol of the revolution would be the next step we are waiting for is the justice for the lot of this before power is handed to the civilians and before the economy improves justice for those who sacrificed their lives so that the whole country can be happy but we haven't been for the past 40 years. we don't expect the road ahead to be easy but hope to reach the end together the things people lost their life support the demands must be met it's a 1st step and that's what we're celebrating not the end of our revolution. on the
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day of the signing hundreds arrived in the capital from us but where the protests began in december before spreading across the country the chance reflected their optimism about sudan's future but also included a minder to the new transitional government that they are ready to keep the flames of their revolution burning till all their demands are met he will morgan al-jazeera how to ok do stay with us in a few moments will join us with his weather forecast but also still to come here on the news out could a new deal bricks and exit from the e.u. lead to food fuel and medical shortages in the u.k. we'll have a report on that one a warning to anti fascists in the u.s. president trump threatens to brand them as a terrorist organization. and tiger woods keeps his top championship hopes alive joe will tell you how with the details in the sports teams when we come back.
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welcome back you're watching the news our live from our headquarters here in doha i'm peter davi in the chair this hour your top stories at least 63 people have now died after a suicide bomber targeted a wedding reception in kabul in afghanistan i saw has now claimed responsibility for what happened the country's president has called for what he says is an extraordinary security meeting to review and prevent such security lapses thousands of people in the bangladeshi capital are homeless after a huge swire fire swept through a slum began on friday evening in dhaka ask me a poor area no deaths have been reported although several people were injured. anti-government protesters filled hong kong's victoria park in what's believed to be the city's largest rallies june some of the protesters about started to march through the city center. let's talk to adam nice or china researcher at the mccoury
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university and researches big chains military transformation he joins us on skype from berlin adam need welcome to the news if you're the powers that be in beijing watching these protests for and against the government in hong kong what's your reaction to them. yeah i mean certainly the chinese government has repeatedly signaled its willingness to sending the security forces to suppress the protests in hong kong if it deemed necessary so if saying. not or signals coming out of of beijing of the last few weeks. and but i think i think we have certainly seen a a posture in recent days by the chinese state. releasing videos of these exercises involving security forces in troop movements but i think really the risk of military intervention at this point is low to moderate that's it's not it's not imminent beijing has a range of tools at its disposal you know to forestall
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a memento of the protests and we've really seen beijing bring a whole set of 2 kids in in trying to suppress the current arrest without actually adopting military force up to this point just yet if it's really low to moderate twice beijing moved all that hardware into the football stadium area then. yes so again i think this is posturing. i think. i think it's no imminent such a move would have significant economic and political costs for beijing i think the missing is a message of threat rather than a sign of imminent military action but that being said look the situation on the ground is very fluid in things could change very fast. what about those reports that some of the police that we've seen on the streets have direct links not with the executives in hong kong but with the government over the border border in
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inverted commas in beijing. yes short i mean hong kong police has been caught writing with the man in china for a long time now we don't we don't really know the precise relationship between man and police so mainly authorities with. police at least operationally on the ground but there has certainly being. there has certainly been reports that there are different linkages but we do know for example that recently hong kong police went to a study anti terror operations in shin john for example which itself is a virtue police police surveillance state now of course hong kong very different places but i think it's clear now from the last 10 weeks or so police action against protesters that the police are welling to use escalating levels of force and really a chain. aging using a building as well as encouraging the hong kong police to escalating its its violence to deter people from testing but if nothing else that's discovered nies in
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public up knickers and anger we've had the best part of 3 months of these protests in the run up to what we're seeing today in hong kong many people have been saying to us here on al-jazeera look the protests today may yet be a game changer because more people turn up maybe beijing has in effect lost in inverted commas lost hong kong is it that simple is it that easy to predict because they're not getting what they're demanding they got 5 demands they want the extradition bill completely killed off they won't carry a lamb to resign those 2 key demands of their other the all of the earth as well as the other 3 demands they're simply not getting what they've been looking for. yeah absolutely i think at the heart of this whole crisis is in many ways one of beijing's own making some of the erosion of hong kong's autonomy and civil rights of its people that's been on the way for a number of years and beijing has been actively undermining. the one country 2
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systems model even when it confesses to that to be its bottom line right so i think beijing has really already adopted a range of hardline measures including casting the protesters as villains in this unfolding drama essentially in beijing as isaac criminals that needs to be suppressed are working with foreign forces to undermine china and not people with genuine grievances that issued engaging dollop was so frankly beijing is on its way to pray a long term hong kong problem for self one in many ways is of its own making its holland actions now are sowing the seeds of future conflict just as his posse actions led us directly to where we are today at a mini thank you thank you ok top story in europe the u.k. shuttle to leave the e.u. on or before october the 31st but according to government documents leaked to the
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times newspaper it is likely to face shortages of food fuel and medical supplies if it leaves with a brics it deal now the documents say france will impose e.u. mandatory controls on u.k. goods from day one of a no deal exits and has built computer systems to manage customs declarations that shows up to 85 percent of trucks using the main channel crossings quotes may not be ready for french customs which could reduce the flow rate by up to 60 percent within a day and the worst disruption to the short channel crossings might last for up to wait for it 3 months alix the research as director of the center for brakes studies at birmingham city university joins us on skype from glasgow in scotland alex welcome back to the news i guess the most worrying thing about this is this is not project fear this is actually the u.k. government saying this may happen. yes this is it's an objective analysis prepared
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by its own civil servants so it's be taken seriously and i think it just underlines what business is in particular in saying for months and since the referendum now given their huge dependency on the rest of europe in terms of their own supply chains in terms of source it workers and of course the wider economy in terms of source of nearly enough of their food from europe this is going to be a problem for. the contingency fund we understand from no deal crash or hard crash of the e.u. was 3000000000 there are claims this morning in the other sunday papers published out of london saying they've already spent half of that so the the spend rate the expense of bricks it or no deal breaks it is kind of getting away from the government or not but i think it is and if we think about potential scale of what the impact of no deal could mean in terms of the government's finances the responsibility suggests that government borrowings would have to increase by about 30000000000 pounds per annum to cope with this and if we take just one company your
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smoke sick to check you out landrover. it suggests that because of the no deal except would amount to something like one of the 1000000000 to its coffers now compared to that 3 or $4000000000.00 or so the government see a marking it's falling way short of the scale of the task. the relatively new u.k. prime minister boris johnson unelected by the voters of the country he will meet the french and the german leaders in the next 24 hours he's on his way to talk to the european union various presidents and prime ministers to what is the magic silver bullet he can say to them he can deploy when he meets them but will get them to do a u. e. and open up the deal because they've said for 2 years now it is not up for negotiation. but besides humanly been remarkably consistent in this regard and indeed i think there is no magic suitability cannot mean he has come to the become prime minister on the back of saying that we will accept. no matter what and.
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frankly they're not going to get rid of the back stop covering printing our border in northern ireland assess the insurance policy to up hold the good friday agreement so that there is nothing really economic in that regard i think this is a lot of sound and fury pieing to resign gallery and if anything that the strategy coming out of number to end seems to be to try and affect pricks it get in the election and then market that the consequences afterwards if you're in the lurch that they might get 5 years are not us no one's been talking about the backstop the border issue between the province of northern ireland and ireland the irish republic of course the province and the country occupy the island of ireland no one's been mentioning that for a few weeks now is that a deliberate tactic on their part because that seems to me but it's a circle that simply cannot be squared now account of the meaning if we leave the e.u. with no patrol agreement place and you get a hot dog or. without
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a backstop you would have to have some kind of physical checking point even if you had checking stations 10 or 20 miles away from the actual border it would still be some kind of you destruction need a net cost and repeatedly saying that the backstop is pivotal in a drawer agreement. one of the cruel ironies of course here is that you originally you think are showing positions that the backstop and the requirement for northern ireland to stay in effect the customs union a single market and the u.k. accepted that and in effect agreed to a border on the irish sea than the rest of e.t.a. could create it don't issue its own trade deals for the government's reliance on the democratic party to stay in office that was never going to be so the stance that he took governs in that it cannot claim any regulatory framework and on to the rest of the u.k. therefore the backstop provisions from the e.u. specific had to apply to all of the. you know there's no way to change in that you
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know they were not going to change which only remember going to come up may understood. thank you you're welcome the ending of one says it will ease more restrictions in parts of kashmir parts of the region it comparable was a curfew and a communications blackout have been lifted in some areas but restrictions have been tightened in others by mr meal has more from new delhi this is what much of srinagar has looked like nearly 2 weeks because mary's unable to move around the largest city in the region and communications completely shut down. indeed administrators say some phone lines in the valley were reconnected on saturday with more due on sunday we have also opened up by the internet with some functionality in at least 5 distinct. and in the gallery but it did maneuver. all the. phone users and had
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buried reactions. here. i think it's a good thing that. those people who are facing a lot of issues. but for some the worst restriction is on freedom of movement. that's been teaching his niece and nephew at home since the shutdown began he says not being able to move around has been severe but. the kids are stuck in this school have been charged in 3035 years. my sister is only 2. and i don't know her situation. despite the promise of the lockdown being loosened some are protesting in other ways have set up their own barricades in this neighborhood to stop armored
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personnel carriers from entering they would have to go to we've put up these blockades so the police won't be able to come here and. they try to few times. the police are trying to come here but the people are resisting we've managed to keep them away many times acts of defiance even as the indian government says it will take a wait and see approach for lifting more restrictions in the region as jamil al-jazeera new delhi blocking of trade between india and pakistan is having an impact on kashmiris on both sides of the border. reports from coffee on the line of control which divides these neighboring countries. no traffic means no flat tires to repair. and the queue due for the fuel tank is no more.
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