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by an opposition member who's going to be a civilian that's what the 2 sides have come down to a large a ceremonial role overseeing the legislative assembly over think that executive council with their opposition supervising those 2 bodies so clearly they've got to build some sort of consensus what happens next. what happens next is the appointment of a prime minister now that prime minister is expected to be sworn in later has been nominated by the opposition coalition and then he will be taking up his cabinet his ministerial cabinet with the exception of the defense and interior ministry that will be chosen by the military because the curate issue and they will be the ones to decide who gets to present them and that was. the ministry of interior and the ministry of defense there's also the legislative assembly in which 2 thirds of it will go to the opposition coalition so the prime minister will be sitting down with the coalition with the opposition coalition discussing their nominees to figure out who will be
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a. member of the opposition in the 18 member executive council before he presents it to the council to be rubber and then for now he's supposed to be doing that before the 1st of september and some clear if he would be able to reach that deadline but because there has been delays and the swearing in of the suffering council they're saying that they're very confident and every optimistic that the swearing in of the sovereign council is the 1st step to a democratic transition in sudan many thanks. the most senior member of the roman catholic church to be found guilty of sex offenses has lost his appeal against his conviction cardinal george pell a former vatican treasurer was jailed in march for abusing 2 quiet boys in australia 20 years ago his alexia brian. arriving at court cardinal george pell was taken in through a door away from the wasting crowds there was no room inside for everyone the court packed with other survivors of abuse by the catholic church and tell supporters. oh
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oh you are the. 7 only inside the hands of pale violet and a 6 year jail term for abusing 2 choir boys when he was a ship of melbourne in the ninety's would stand justice maxwell and i accepted the prosecution submission that the complainant was a very compelling witness was clearly not a lawyer was not a fair interest and was a witness of truth pal is the highest ranking catholic worldwide to be convicted of child sex offenses he was once the vatican's treasurer and one of the pope's closest advisers probably that was his lawyers had argued that the jury's verdict was unreasonable based on the evidence and that the jury relied too much on the account of the only surviving victim through his lawyer that victim said he was relieved by the court's decision it is 4 years since i reported to the police the criminal process has been stressful. the journey has taken me to places that in my
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darkest moments i feed i would not return from x. 5 we are now also tell you how good the lane and we have now. in the glorious time for us on. the face akin has acknowledged the decision and says it's committed to pursuing those who've broken the law as the proceedings continue to develop the holy see recalls that the cardinal has always maintained his innocence throughout the judicial process and it is his right to appeal to the high court. but survivors advocates say the catholic church needs to prove its taking clergy abuse seriously. you think of all the children who are. crimes committed on the mean beaches and children's homes anything. they want just to get the dying for he is going to rot in
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a cell he will then rot in hell and fare well. pal won't be eligible for parole until 2022 when he's 81. brian al-jazeera. plenty more still to come for you here on the news hour including a report from the straits of hormuz for a u.k. oil tanker is still being held by iran. refugees migrants embrace the rescue ship finally docks in italy after being stranded at sea for 3 weeks. and thinking outside the box or the shipping containers will become part of the 1st a reusable world cup stadium. the leaders of uganda and rwanda are expected to finalize a new deal aimed at reducing tensions between the 2 countries the agreement is being signed in angola once close allies rwanda's portugal me and uganda 70 i mean
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accusing each other of espionage and political interference relations of steadily deteriorated rwanda closes border with you in february so really impacting trade on both sides then in may ugandan police accused rwandan soldiers of entering the country and killing 2 men a charge rwanda has denied welcome web joins us live from the ugandan capital kampala some of the backstory to these escalating tensions. well those tensions reached their head in february this year among a sea of accusations and counter-accusations that each was spying on the other one infiltrating the others government it followed a series of high profile murders here in uganda which included senior police officers and several government officials over the last few years and some people in the ugandan security agencies in intelligence believe that the government of rwanda was behind those murders meanwhile rwanda's government and some people
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within it accused uganda of hosting and helping exiled rwandan dissidents some of whom they say want to throw overthrow the government of paul kagame me now it's important to understand that both the 70 and me a military man who came to power by successfully leading armed rebellion overthrew their predecessors and both to some extent live in fear that one day somebody might do the same thing to them in the 1980 s. actually fought alongside miss 70 when he took power here in uganda in the 1990 s. and 70 backed me to do the same thing in rwanda then they invaded congo together later in that decade to bring about regime change they've both been accused of looting and meddling in neighboring congo ever since but in the early 2000 their 2 armies forth a bloody battle in eastern congo over control of territory and over the spoils of
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that war and ever since then the relationship between the 2 leaders in the 2 governments has been up and down what can we expect briefly from the meeting today . well this is the 2nd meeting that's been mediated by and goalless president. there was one in july we know that that meeting in july both of the leaders tabled their disgruntlement with the other accused the others meddling in their internal affairs but we didn't hear much more which suggests there wasn't much more progress awaiting to find out today if they'll be some sort of agreement in if it will lead to the reopening of that border and the resumption of the trade ok many thanks the case of a british flag oil tanker seized by iran a month ago is making its way through the country's courts now there has been speculation that the extent could be freed after gibraltar british territory released an iranian tanker however the iranian super 2 cases aren't linked
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meanwhile australia has joined us their mission to protect shipping in the straits of hormuz has more from us. the stoner in peril was seized by a ring of revolution it was back in july 19th 2 weeks after british royal marines seized the iranian tanker off the shores of gibraltar now iran says this wasn't true although it's widely believed iran says the imperiled was violating international maritime regulations they say the ship was turned off its track is to avoid iranian forces they have changed direction in the strait but also had collided with a fishing boat now there have been some indications from the rain in the thirty's that that vessel could now be released after the iranian vessel was released by the gibraltar authorities now the foreign ministry spokesperson said that the courts are looking at the issue and he hoped that it would be released soon now that will go some way in reducing the tensions between iran and the united kingdom but there still is that issue of the u.s.
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led naval coalition which has said it will join the you know the strain in prime minister scott morrison i said that didn't concerned about recent incidents in the gulf including those tankers that were mysteriously attacked that the united states and its gulf allies blame iran for iran denies this you also said that there was a destabilizing behavior that threatens the interests australian interests in the region now iran will be opposed to this they've been opposed to foreign intervention and foreign presence in the region they believe that the country's a fully capable of providing security and stability in the strategic location of the strait of her most were 20 percent of the world's oil through and just between its most narrow point between iran and oman is just 33 kilometers wide in the on the shipping lanes 3 kilometers wide and iran said that they oppose the u.s. presence in the u.s. 5th fleet is here that u.k. has to warships and a stray yes committed to a frigate a surveillance and patrol plane as well as military personnel and europe is
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fundamentally opposed to europe to join this coalition in fact germany said everything should be done to avoid escalation in the region and that's because europe is trying to save the 2050 nuclear deal. the night the states unilaterally pulled out of last gen you post sanctions against iran and the fear is that the increased military presence in the region could lead to a miscalculation and a conflict a rebel fighters being killed in a gun battle with security forces in indian administered kashmir it is the 1st such death since new delhi revoked the regions or ptolemy earlier this month some parts of the area are still under lockdown pakistan opposes india's actions and has vowed to take the case to the international court of justice. the death toll from saturday's attack at a wedding reception in afghanistan has now gone up to 18 the interior ministry says 17 more people died in hospital from their injuries and more than 160 are still being looked after i still claim responsibility for the suicide bombing at a reception hall in kabul is one of the worst attacks in afghanistan this year.
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indonesia's government has sent 200 police officers to its eastern province of west popular to contain violent protests in the city of sarong the police are looking for more than 250 prisoners who escaped after protesters set the prison on fire government buildings were also torched roadblocks and an airport was damaged demonstrators and demonstrations are taking place in multiple cities protesters are demanding independence for the province. the u.s. envoy to north korea says his country is prepared to resume nuclear talks now visiting south korea stephen big one said just waiting to hear from north korea discussions have been stalled since the u.s. president donald trump's failed summit with kim jong un in vietnam last february brought has more from seoul. this visit by the u.s. special envoy on north korean affairs stephen vega comes after a spate of weapons testing by north korea over the past month or so involving
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amongst other things short range ballistic missiles which is largely been seen as north korea's frustration at the lack of progress in talks with the united states north korea of course still demanding that there be some early sanctions relief or giving up parts of its nuclear arsenal but it also is seen as north korea's anger to military exercises that have been taking place between u.s. and south korean forces that have now just come to an end opening a window of opportunity for these working level talks between u.s. and north korean officials to start the talks that were promised by u.s. president donald trump and kim jong un of north korea when they met in their surprise and big thing at the d.n.c. at the end of june regarding the restart of those negotiations we are prepared to engage and soon as we hear from our counterparts in north korea in
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a tweet earlier this month president trump revealed that kim jong un had stated in a letter to him that he wanted another meeting soon after these military exercises had ended opening up the possibility of another official summit between the 2 leaders but of course the clock is still ticking on kim jong un's warning that he wants to see a real breakthrough in progress before the end of this year otherwise he has warned that he is likely to resort to another path other than the direction of dialogue china's foreign ministry says it will consider imposing sanctions on u.s. companies selling arms to taiwan in response to the u.s. state department approving a plan to sell $8000000000.00 worth of 16 fighter jets to taiwan beijing strongly opposes any arms deal with taiwan which it considers a breakaway province and is on the has more from washington. we've been hearing
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rumblings for several days now about this possible arms sale to taiwan but it was on tuesday that the white house gave formal notification to congress on their intention to pursue this arms sale to taiwan and it is a big one worth about $8000000000.00 it calls for the sale of $66.00 f. 16 fighter jets to the taiwanese if this goes through it would be the biggest arms purchases by taiwan in nearly 20 years now this also is part of the trump administration's bigger plan since trump has been in office last 3 years or so to get closer relations to taiwan the trump administration has sent high level visitations everybody visitors to taiwan soap and diplomatic offices in taipei and the trump administration has supported pro taiwan legislation as well over the past couple years now this arms sale is just sort of the most high profile active really
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supporting taiwan and it certainly is going to upset the chinese the china daily newspaper has already said that this sale of these fighter jets to taiwan since a seriously iranian is signals they say and a foreign minister official in china also said that nobody should underestimate our will or ability to safeguard our sovereignty and territorial integrity ok mr mcc.l.o.y. is standing by with you a very latest world weather but also still to come here on the news out we'll take you to argentina for a look at a stage show that some lightning audiences literally in total darkness. and the queens of tennis arrive and you'll head of the u.s. open jew we'll have the details in the school speech.
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we need out that the latest flooding in this monsoon season is up in the north it's not far from it's pretty widespread because you've got at least one river overflows or very large area of low land or to protest typically that this is where you might expect to have the flooding that has been particularly bad more recently up in the north and the northwest same is true in northern pakistan but if you look at the last 2 or 3 days worth of cloud formation is a daily event fairly obviously it's just not making as far as i'm concerned new delhi even beyond that's also what is now effectively a slowly withdrawing monsoon frontal system so here's the most recent heavy rain and there you go assess the nepal we're going towards madhya pradesh which is where you might expect the heaviest rain this time of year so let me was drawing to some degree and show you the shape spot the absence of cloud now over the punjab and
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there you go for the next 2 days to ronnie from today was the green overseas the forecast a dark green is way more expect the heaviest downpours always generated more so by daytime sunshine and i mean the time but against from the pole science was a month even effects for lanka for the next 2 days but it does to like a withdrawal back. the weather sponsored by cattle read. the story of a friendship between a filmmaker and a 7 year old girl but this it would mean. giving over to her a future family being the syrian war. in the face of deep rooted tension between the lebanese and the refugees. my syrian friends laugh. on al-jazeera rewind returns with
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a new series. on the past around to see this documentary think. oh please. please remind continues with the last try secret army of the cia since 1975 delivering the same way that their ancestors did living in the forest in the jungle and it seems like they're abandoned by everybody on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera news hour i'm peter dhabi these are your headlines general abdel fattah has been sworn in as the chairman of the newly
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created suffering comes in saddam had been head of the military junks other took power back a few months ago when the army pushed up the longtime leader omar al bashir. protesters in hong kong have gathered in front of the british consulate to appeal for the release of amount attained on the mainland in china earlier china's foreign ministry said simon chang an employee of the u.k. consulate violated the laws. and will spend 15 days in administrative detention form of arctic and treasure a cardinal george pell has lost an appeal against his criminal conviction in australia pell was jailed for 6 years in march for abusing 2 choir boys 20 years ago. let's go back now to our top story sudan's newly created sovereign council for more on this let's talk now to when solomon he's a research fellow in the africa program a chance for specializing in the horn of africa and the sudan's he joins us from london welcome to the news hour how do they build a consensus it's going to be
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a long process of consensus i mean they reached an agreement now which is a positive step we're seeing the institutions being established as you have the start room council which you mentioned which the military another. hand will be. 18 months or 3 or in 3 months transitional period and the next which we will see later on today will be the swearing in of the executive and the prime minister and the new government and i think it is then down to the government to be able to take forward who are joined up. as you're talking to us we're looking at the latest pictures from khartoum it occurs to me that we're not looking yet at elected politicians that's 3 and a bit years away but will the fact that they will inevitably be looking over their shoulders perhaps trying to 2nd guess what their individual policies might be to
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get them into elected office when the elections happen might that color or change how they behave joe in this period of transition. that was certainly in foreign things i think one of the interesting things here is that we are largely expecting a fairly technocratic cabinet. during the transitional period the political parties themselves will take their place within the legislative council which will be for iraq and going to date so while there might be some you know it is issuing that happens within the next 3 years i'm certain there will be then by the minute you think it is and if it is really only exactly it is in some parts offset by the structure of the transitional government and that and toss that baby after focused on over the next 3. where are we going of course that those institutions can be established very very quickly that sudan can get on with the
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priorities. that will enable it to get would a new more unified sudan so looking at things like he sent conflict in the regions and trying to bring an end to many of the conflicts in the region can get connally and almost in a state of collapse and the structural reforms that need to be implemented if they're looking at security sector reform are to really to. amount to many. reforms some of the many militias securitized state as well as transitional justice and we've seen that process. being started the trial. but when we talk about new institutions there are elements of the old institutions that are still in place some thinking here about the old regimes intelligence gathering apparatus that simply been rebranded and we don't have clarity as of yet as to how
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much will tanami it has it's now under the umbrella of the army so-called and who it answers to directly. yeah and i think that there is going to need to be a degree of compromise because this is a compromise agreement this is bringing together some of the elements at the military state some of the elements of the previous regime we're some of the elements of the up in a position in the revolutionary movements so there is in that sense a compromise in that you know it's been made by the science realize that they haven't been able to move forward without reaching a compromise which is why we have it remains in place i think that will have to be so reality and difficult choices being made for. the nature of the reforms the sequencing of those reforms take place you are very particular who is an example of military and and you know military intelligence in terms of. rapid support
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forces and what nature of reform and waiting we will see that take place i think these things are going to need to be carefully negotiated between stockroom counsel as well as the executive. in london great to get your insight on that are ongoing story we do appreciate your time. we're getting reports that nearly 2000 police officers in germany have raided properties across the lynn dominic cain joins us live from the bureau there don what else do we know. peter as you say details still coming in but it is believed to be that this operation is dealing with the construction industry that the authorities as you saying going through many different properties in this city but also we understand in other parts of germany too certainly into other states in germany and that refers to the construction industry the thought being that are the that the concept of human trafficking
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taking place in several different parts of the country the interesting thing to say here is that a few months ago the european council came up with a report which said that it believes that germany wasn't doing enough to crack down on people smuggling into this country in sectors such as this one so far at least the authorities have not really given much detail as to whether many arrests or indeed if any arrests have taken place but they say that they believe this operation will continue for much of today so to sum it up then we know that there is this operation taking place and it has been planned for several weeks say they are for a these but they're not going into much detail specifically about arrests and whether arrests are likely and of course we'll be monitoring this as events develop ok dom stay close many thanks. nearly 100 refugees and migrants who spent the 1st
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night in weeks on dry land after their rescue boat docked in italy a prosecutor ordered it to be seized and in a standoff between the spanish charity operating the bessel and the italian government so you go has more for us from rome. as leader of the government is epic aren't they had overseen one of the most challenging coalitions in recent times battling one political crisis after another. being a stabilizing force between 2 vastly different political parties the far right leak and the anti establishment 5 star movement it proved to be an. impossible task and qantas said he would be offering his resignation but there was no question over who he thought was responsible. let me say that interior minister told me has showed that he is following his own interests and those of his party. in a blistering attack against any country accused him of unleashing further turmoil and in doing so endangering italy's already started to con
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a me but the leak party leader was unrepentant. i would do again everything i did everything with the great strength of being a free man therefore it means i'm not afraid of the judgment of the italians overshadowing this impasse has been matteo own political agenda vocally anti migrant he's also waged war on the n.g.o.s that have attempted to rescue asylum seekers crossing the mediterranean and it's a tactic that has had success support for his views have increased across the country turning his party into a force that cannot be ignored. in the middle of this political drama the spanish rescue vessel hovering off the coast of lampedusa with dozens of vulnerable people on board for more than 2 weeks they have not been given permission to disembark the open arms vessels repeatedly requested permission to dock despite continued rejection or someone board became so frantic they risked their own lives
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by jumping into the sea attempting to swim to land they were rescued by neighbor by italian coast guard vessels. on tuesday a local prosecutor visited the vessel and issued an emergency measure allowing it to dock in lump it was a but this is one incident among many others despite tough new laws preventing such landings they still arrive desperate for safety in europe no matter the cost of reaching their son in. rome. now europe is at the heart of an illegal wildlife trade operation worth an estimated $4000000000.00 wild eels are being smuggled by gangs to asia in massive quantities has more now from valan dam in the netherlands in the heart of farming country in the netherlands you'll find the daily routines of agricultural life the perennial tending a pasture and stock but here too you'll find a different kind of farm where it's eels that in and grow one and a half 1000000
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a year producing legally $250.00 tons of a national delicacy and we grow them up to market size that's between 30. 2 on the grounds and then there are going live to the smokehouse mostly and all of . these eels start life thousands of kilometers away deep in the saga so you see in the atlantic ocean they drift on the gulf stream is elvas glass eels to the s. trees of european rivers every year a legal quatre is caught for aquaculture to be grown on his adult eels for consumption but that's where the unscrupulous strike it's estimated that $300000000.00 glass seals a year a trafficked to asia recent past have demonstrated the scale of the problem an illicit trade worth billions the end result of smoked to unsuspecting consumers in japan china and beyond there leaving europe to your o.b.
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each and one year or say later grown on in the 900 pounds of china. they are they have a 10 fold increase in value so 300000000 eels 300000000 euros one or so years later that's 3000000000 euros this is the greatest crime by a mile. over the centuries the lakeside town of valan down was made rich by email for xing but with the species now down to an estimated 10 percent of the original totals the industry has all but disappeared but poland may yet have something to offer the fish that made it famous it may just be that to break the cycle of illicit trade you just need to crack the code lifecycle here it's a privately funded laboratory trying to find out how to breathe the european ale from egg to adult something that has eluded science to this day the project here is
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focused on getting the reproduction of the european to make it available for yeah for humans so we need to represent you know in captivity so that we can supply you'll farms with glass feel the problem is replicating precisely what happens in the sargasso sea and figuring out what the 11 i eat but once that sold the wild deal population need never be touched in the meantime the focus is on enforcement and international collaboration to take the pressure off this extraordinary species nicholas al-jazeera bolland netherlands ok let's stay with that story joining us here on the news floor and stein he's director of scientific operations at the sustainable group he joins us from geneva floor and welcome to the news hour i think it's probably country i think people might be a bit surprised we're not talking about smoked salmon we're not talking about
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caviar so how did we get to where we are today with this illegal trade. just repeat please how did we get to where we are today because people might be thinking it's eels it's not smoked salmon it's not super expensive caviar. right well in asia and globally there's a high demand for so-called. and b. course the ears cannot be reproduced in captivity you need wild glass to feed the farms to enable the production of these and then these are traded all over the world and because there's so much money involved it can make with these fillies that really triggered that illegal trade of glass it's from europe to asia is the trade actually illegal or mean are we talking here about consignment of eels being
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stolen and then traded by pirates or are we just talking about a business that is perfectly legal within the strictures of the the different countries through which the eels pass when they are in effect cargo still alive i assume but cargo on a ship. since 2010 the trade of the across the outer european border. is banned so that is completely illegal you're not allowed to take any european either out of europe so. to what i know there's different ways to get them out of europe you can smuggle them to a life in suitcases or you do it in cargo transportation. so yeah it's different it's different methods to do it and it seems to be different networks that are involved so that european networks as well as asian networks
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operating from europe and all the relevant authorities in europe doing enough to get the people who are involved at that point where it trips from being a legal process of breeding the fish to an illegal process of getting them someplace where they shouldn't be. well the problem is recognized since a few years and a lot of the european enforcement agencies put a lot of effort in that and really have successes so people end up in jail. so there's a lot of efforts but what is missing is. the asian countries because the easy it's going to be need for collaborations with the asian countries and agencies and that something that is i wouldn't say it's not existence but it needs much more collaboration was asia. and the gong in geneva thanks very much. still
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