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you know. where every. door and bears down on the bahamas destroying neighborhoods and killing at least 5 people. we. just heard tragedy. and we shall carry this is out there live from doha also coming up. there on the circumstances in which. the russians today the british prime minister fights to win support for his plan and threatens to call a snap election. under pressure hong kong's leader forced to defend a leaked recording revealing she quit if she could. and $25.00 people are dead
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and 9 still missing after a deadly fire raged through a diving boat off the southern california coast. ravaging the bahamas after it made landfall as a category 5 storm at least 5 people have died and thousands of homes have been destroyed but the full extent of the damage is not yet know the storm has weakened slightly but it's still considered life threatening and it's expected to make its way to the southeast coast of the u.s. and gallagher reports from florida. completely fission because these cars were hurricane dorian hit the northwestern part of the bahamas as one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the atlantic wind gusts reach 350 kilometers per hour roos ripped off and storm surges flooded streets and homes. this is the direct
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canal that's right behind us and you can see the waves are just raging as if we were at sea before the storm hit many residents decided to ignore warnings according to the red cross more than 13000 homes have since been destroyed communications are down on some of the islands even as dorian lingers as a still deadly storm. in the midst of this started tragedy imbalance of the northern bahamas. mission and focus now. is search and rescue and recovery. for the press for those in effect today areas and for the 1st responders it's expected dorian will remain over the bahamas until at least tuesday morning before heading towards the u.s. is east coast. in florida mandatory evacuation orders are in place as much of the state remains under threat forecasters say the eye of dorian should run powell to
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the florida coast but authorities here are taking no chances but we are in a situation where the storm is stalling very close to our coast it is going to make a movement and the movement that it makes is going to have a lot of impact on floridians and so please listen to the instructions heed the instructions do what you need to do to keep you and your family safe other states too are preparing for the worst as dorian's path is projected to bring it close to georgia and the carolinas from its formation dorian has been unpredictable it may have slowed slightly but the threat of landfall storm surges and strong winds remains this storm is still moving its masses i would not take any chances with this one you know continue to move in reverse and so we're not thinking dorian is still a powerful storm and the u.s. is east coast is bracing itself for a days long event that predicted north and is the best case scenario for the entire eastern seaboard. authorities here in florida are warning residents to watch
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forecasts closely even the slightest deviation could be deadly the main focus for now is on the bahamas any rescue efforts are being hampered by conditions on the ground but it seems that widespread destruction and loss of life is likely if dorian sticks to his predicted path millions may be spared but no one here is taking any chances and gallacher al-jazeera puts an lucie florida stephen mcandrews the deputy director of disaster management at the american red cross and says relief efforts in the next 48 hours will be crucial. we know from prior experience and prior hurricanes and prior operations in the bahamas what will be needed and we note somewhat the populations we noted there's about $75000.00 people that are reside that do reside in the affected area and many of them did evacuate but we estimate at least 20000 people are in are going to be severely affected right now
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as respect in here and we know to basics will be needed we have concerns around the wood or supply which looks like it's only good for about 2 days more $2.00 to $3.00 more days so we're concerned about water sanitation and shelter so people are going to need blankets they're going to need somewhere to sleep roofing materials just all the basics to get through that coming days and weeks as re sit here now angry and and i talk to you we have assessment teams out there but the communications are very difficult and this is a big bed tragic event that continues but we are confident in our response we have put in place trained volunteers before the hurricane we have to deploy teams from the international movement including we have support from many national societies including british red cross we're in touch with the american red cross and here at the regional operations center we are we have
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a plane that's being loaded up on ready to send in more supplies as needed so we're just waiting for this storm to move out and the next 24 hours will continue to be difficult for the people of the northern bahamas and the british prime minister is raising the stakes over brax it or stance and is threatening to call a snap election on october 14th of rebel and pace from within his own party vote with the opposition to stop a no tail price it he insists the a k will leave the european union by october 31st with or without a deal or insley reports. parliament has been on holiday for 6 weeks but boris johnson and his aides have. working flat out to make good on i have found that bricks it will happen by november with or without any agreed plan with the european union to show our friends in brussels that we are united in our purpose n.p.'s should vote with the government against cool beans pointless delay. i would
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everybody to know there are no circumstances in which i will ask brussels to delay. but since he has a majority of just one in parliament it doesn't take many rebels from his own conservative party to cause him problems and they are so concerned about a no deal bricks it's that they're ignoring threats to kick them out of the parliamentary party and it seems at least some will back a plan to order the government to delay breck's it yet again i have decided that in the interests of my constituents are best represented by outlining the perils of no deal and continuing to do what i've done since 2016 which is urge the government to make a deal so that we leave the e.u. in the best possible way both for the u.k. and the e.u. if they succeed johnson has a number of options and they are all in century he could either choose to ignore the will of parliament and push on with threats it anyway and face accusations of being dictatorial or more likely because called
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a national election which would in effect become a 2nd referendum on the brics it is the big fundamental calculation that someone boris johnson's company making is that currently he has the opportunity to unite. supporters of rex it under one ticket under the boris johnson ticket while they remain parties the liberal democrats the labor party the green party the nationalist parties remain completely divided and that's the big fundamental calculation that someone boris johnson's making whether or not that will pay off remains we see all this means there is enormous pressure to on the main opposition leader jeremy corbin much less personally popular than johnson on monday the former labor prime minister tony blair notably failed to offer corbin his own backing in backing away from the idea of himself as a caretaker prime minister gerry corbin is behave responsibly and if he continues to put country 1st he will benefit the country and himself he can now play
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a decisive role in how briggs it develops. but he should see an election before briggs it is decided for the elephant trap the days everyone here is gearing up for what feels like one of the most important moments in modern british political history which will help determine whether bricks it will happen that's all and if so under what terms for some time the parliament and in particular the conservative policy have been tearing themselves to pieces maybe this eventually will be the defining moment the e.u. is sitting in waiting watching for any piece of movements to clarify what will happen they like everyone else want an end to this lawrence leo 0 in london on kong's chief executive says she would quit her role if she had a choice kerry lamb says she's caused unforgivable havoc by igniting a political crisis engulfing the city with the introduction of that controversial extradition bill as comments were in audio that was leaked leaked recording of
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talks she had last week with a group of business people and also said she had very limited room to resolve the crisis as the unrest has become a national security and sovereignty issue for china but for a chance. to host this. show. how. the. is. this john you know you live or charge for the 1st thing is to eat. is. so. one of us. brown joins us live from hong kong so adrian obviously this is not something she wanted people outside of that gathering to hear but the people have heard what she had to say about it. well richelle i think that for kerry this is more embarrassment for her masters in
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beijing it is embarrassment on top of a humiliation here she was having to publicly declare that she has no intention of resigning in spite of that leaked audiotape saying the exact opposite now caroline has said that the leaking of that audio was unacceptable she said this happened in a private setting she was with business representatives as well as officials from her own office so one of them obviously leaked this audiotape we don't know who caroline wanted to make absolutely clear that it was no one from her department the theory being that perhaps officials around her wanted to leak this that suspicion anyway to make her appear less of the villain than she has been in recent weeks now beijing of course has been watching all of this with you know growing alarm at the moment carol lam of course is the chief executive of hong kong the most important politician in the territory but this i think was a was
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a very serious setback for her now let's hear more of what she had to say at that press briefing just a few hours ago i have never i have never attended a resignation to the central people's government. i have not even contemplated to discuss a resignation. with the central people of scotland. the choice of not resigning is my own choice has attempted to explain that as an individual. given the very difficult circumstances might be it was an easy choice to leave. well that was carried on the record just a few hours ago i think though that leaked recording of her very show was in many ways an unofficial apology for all that's happened in the past few weeks she was
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blaming her for a blaming herself and using the word you know unfavorable several times as to what happens now well of course her options are limited because what that lead to audiotape demonstrated loud and clear is that she is in the eyes of her critics simply a puppet of beijing how much power does she really have. well as i said before she is you know notionally the most important politician in hong kong she controls the civil service in siri the police aren't suitable to her but she does have one important power if she wanted to and i guess this could only happen with beijing's approval she could invoke emergency powers the last used here in hong kong in 1987 during the anti colonial riots now if that were to happen it would affect italy give carry around the power to censor the media to order the
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arrest of anybody she wanted to and to basically take control of the transport system now if that were to happen it would be from beijing's point of view the better of 2 evils what beijing wants to resist right now it seems is sending in the people's liberation army or even chinese paramilitary police that from beijing's perspective would be the nuclear option but certainly i think the odds are rising on behalf scarry land introducing some form of emergency legislation perhaps selective emergency powers so that today's strike where do things stand with the striker and with the protests. well let me just update you on a few things that have happened on tuesday morning 2 leading political activists have been detained one of them at hong kong international airport critics of the government say this is a continuation of what they call the so-called white terror policy by the police
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also on shoes day some of the 1117 people who have been arrested since the protests began more than 13 weeks ago have been appearing in court and here in tame our park which is very close to the government complex and also to the local headquarters of the people's liberation army day 2 of a national strike will manifest itself here on shoes day off noon yesterday organizers say some 40000 people participated in this largely peaceful event representing more than 20 sectors in hong kong the finance sector the insurance sector as well as restaurant workers and today they're saying as i say that even more people are expected here that said you wouldn't know there was a one day strike taking place in hong kong today because public transport is running normally and there seems to be no impact of an action so far on you know people's day to day lives ok adrian brown with the wrap up there from hong kong
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adrian thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera argentina takes drastic action to control its deepening financial crisis. and turning back the page why the era of the virtual book is virtually over. she's had some very welcome late season right in the cloud hasn't gone away yet in pakistan to be much more if any more to be honest and apart from the usual showers we see spark up in the caucasus around the caspian every now and again it remains still fairly dry which isn't a surprise to ron studies i'm sure $34.00 is about right and baghdad's come down to $43.00 there is still heat in iraq i mean you know it is down in kuwait $45.00 and i've seen reports in the last year so 50 or $51.00 in that sort of area so the heat
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is still around for most places not exist as extreme as it was but it's still where it should be for late august or early september which is around the 40 mark with humidity around the coast that's what it feels like every morning in doha slightly dress a lot hotter inland in riyadh and across in mecca and representing still the edge of the moment suit which is the southwest breeze cloud and drizzle the greening of somalia southern africa we've been watching every now and again for the last week because of dramatic changes in temperature but it's quite an down 26 is nice to be on the high side in jo'burg around the turns to mark cape town's in the sunshine at least for tuesday come wednesday any change not much. it was a big problem because it was different people admired him he was the center of be rude and he married miss universe hugh was
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a buoyant character on the other ruthless oprah to fighting for the palestinian cause some israeli intelligence sources claim to plan the operation in 4 years lose really try to find him and kill him al-jazeera world examines the life of ali hassan salaam the hunt for the red prince. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories right now at least 5 people have died as hurricane dorian smashes the bahamas a short time ago forecasters downgraded the hurricane to a category 3 but it remains life threatening bringing winds of up to 230 kilometers
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an hour officials say about $13000.00 homes have been destroyed. britain's prime minister threatened to call a snap election on october 14th a rebel m.p.'s within his own party vote to block. or strengthen its insisting the u.k. will leave the european union by october 31st with or without a deal. and hong kong's leader says she has never considered resigning despite a leaked recording of her saying she would quit if she could the comments were made last week to a private gathering that is miss people. earlier we spoke to victor teo who is affiliated with the china studies program at the university of hong kong he says kerry lam has limited control over the situation. well i think that tape was made in the spirit of being an on off the shelf ology and really a message to the to the who have asked us all the central government and the follow on calm she she's right in that she's actually serving 2 masters that one. and
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she's also right to say that he actually has for you to let you feel i don't think there should be any doubt that central government has always been in charge of your sense of unconscious mind goes on in principle is one system i think most people forget that a 11 country actually preceded them so right now what she's saying is that we she's trying to send out messages to various kinds of differences on call that hong kong people should really read together and try to forge ahead and try to come up with by the books and for the future without resorting to violence so again too in the leader's press conference which is what was the few minutes ago she's been calling for and with the violence and she's been trying to rallied together of course naturally she would demand that she well she didn't deny that she made sure she she said that she would look at it with the. $25.00 bodies have now been recovered after a diving caught fire off the southern coast of california 9 people are still missing
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u.s. coast guard says 5 crew members sleeping on the top deck of the commercial vessel were rescued robert all support some los angeles. the 1st distress call came in the dead of night a crowded boat on fire it is very serious so by the time the 1st rescue vessels arrived the ship was fully engulfed in flames department crews were fighting the fire when the vessel sank 20 yards off sure in 64 feet of water. 5 people were evacuated aboard a good samaritan pleasure craft known as the great escape the rescued people were all crew members who had jumped into the water 2 were hurt but their injuries were not life threatening the boat called the conception was anchored in the channel islands 50 kilometers off the california coast it was specially equipped to accommodate diving in and was well known to diving enthusiastic in southern
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california dozens of passengers were asleep in the lower compartment when the fire broke out people who have been aboard the ship say it was a cramped space with bunk beds stacked 3 or 4 on top of one another the close quarters may have made escape difficult if not impossible for many of them rescuers comb the area right now they're conducting shoreline searches for any any any available survivors it's not yet known what caused the deadly fire the f.b.i. has been called in to assist with evidence recovery teams and divers officials say the conception was in compliance with maritime safety regulations investigators will now search the charred wreckage to find out just what went wrong robert oulds al jazeera los angeles argentina has imposed currency controls are an attempt to stabilize its mark. prevent the country from sliding further into economic crisis on the 1st day's trading under the new measures the peso recovered some of its
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value against the us dollar and reports from. the argentine government was forced to take drastic measures often already weak peso has in recent weeks taken a pounding against the us dollar central bank reserves a dwindling as it consistently keeps propping the currency up. what the controls do is precisely to maintain those reserves putting limits on eventual dollars ation with unfettered availability of the equity of each arjan time. president. cabinet meeting 1st monday after publishing the new measures over the weekend in the official government bulletin for both the markets and most times crave is a stable economy what they have a certainty both economically and politically that they suffered and overcome some of the crises before it's at the moment of the little consolation. argentines is
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still haunted by memories of the 20012002 crisis when savers were prevented from withdrawing their own money from banks thousands of businesses went on a 1000000 slid into poverty. the whole country is now watching and waiting nervously to see with the new measures will work but. it takes you back to earlier times in the 2001 default you start distrusting banks if you have money then perhaps you want to take it out you withdraw from the bank you take it home and you hold on to it out of concern because we've had similar situations in the past. i don't have deposits in dollars i have savings in dollars but i haven't deposited them because 2 years ago i started to sense that something smelt wrong. machree was supposed to be argentina's market friendly salvation to tackle rampant inflation what this government did was prioritize inflation above everything else and we have what we have today so you have the economy at a standstill you have
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a technical default you have a run on the. year and the worst of all possible worlds. to that it's growing unemployment and poverty and the huge debt to the international monetary fund the electorate spoke of primary elections last month suggesting mockeries economic policies have failed and that they want to return to a more socially conscious government in the presidential elections the president is meanwhile trying to convince both the argentine people and the markets that he can do in just a few weeks when he's not been able to do in the past 4 years is that there are 201 osiris the taliban has claimed responsibility for a large bomb attack in afghanistan's capital that killed at least 16 people 119 others were injured a guest house was targeted in the city's highly guarded green zone that attack happened as the u.s. special envoy was in kabul to meet president ostroff ghani to discuss
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a draft deal with the taliban. held a 9th round of talks with the taliban are present in qatar over the weekend they're discussing an agreement that could see about 5000 u.s. soldiers withdraw from the country and return the taliban would agree not to allow armed groups use afghanistan as a base for attacks medics have polled dozens of bodies from the rubble of a detention center in yemen's tom our city after a saudi led air strikes targeted the building on sunday the center was run by who the rebels the red cross says about 100 people were killed that attack has been described as one of the deadliest and more than 40 years the saudi marathi led coalition to spot the iran back to the since 2015 and faced international criticism for race if it schools and hospitals greece has begun transferring hundreds of asylum seekers some congested refugee camps on the island of lesbos a ship carrying more than $600.00 people mostly afghans arrived at the saloniki and they were the 1st to be evacuated as part of the country's efforts to tackle
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overcrowding and refugee camps. america's love affair with electronic books seems to be over for the 4th year in a row sales of a books are down and print copies are selling better and a bit bookstores also seem to be thriving out of sarah's hardy's or castro takes a look at why the paperback is making a comeback. it was a shared love of books that brought derek young and ramones a large young together many years ago i experience as we're going to poetry readings we're going to bookstores hanging out and talking about different subjects with his business or social justice before long the 2 were married and now they fulfilled their dream of owning their own bookstore the jewel carefully select each title to reflect the richness of the african-american community culture has been something that's a part of our whole life my husband and i it's been in part to share our culture to share our history it's and i have a space that really has the faces that reflect ours the stories of reflect our our
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legacy a nice focus like this is unique to local independently owned bookstores like mahogany books it's a reason they're thriving even as other brick and mortar retailers have suffered in this age of online shopping it appears that independent bookstores are bucking the trend the american booksellers association reports a 50 percent increase in such bookstores in the last decade and an increase in sales of books i mean real books the kind that you can ruffle through and smell that's on the rise. for 25 years people have been talking about the death of print but it it really does have an enduring quality richard ray has got a line is executive director of the d.c. public library he says while patrons continue to check out e-books in large numbers the high prices publishers charge libraries to license those books make their
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offerings limited as libraries have to pay sometimes. 5 or 6 times as much as you would pay for an e-book we would have to so if you're paying $10.00 for an e-book we might pay $6070.00 or $80.00 for an e-book overall e-book sales in the u.s. market have been on the decline since 2015 authored the need around 3 green says that's not surprising she says physical books are just as important to a community as physical bookstores people want to read books we want to be able to have relationships with authors and people who are really doing things and opening our eyes to things we want to bring lation ship with those people and that only really comes from a printed book and maybe a discussion and a place to have all of those things house together some things just can't be replaced castro al-jazeera washington a census of seal pups in the u.k. has returned some promising results scientists at london zoo found $138.00 pups had
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been born and they thames estuary this year which holmes was declared biologically dead in the 1950 s. after all fell to 0 in some parts researchers say the latest tally proves the waterway is now and good health. i'm richelle carey these are the headlines on al-jazeera at least 5 people have died as hurricane dorian smashes the bahamas a short time ago forecasters downgraded the hurricane to a category 3 but it remains life threatening they still say about 13000 homes have been destroyed britain's prime minister has threatened to call a snap election on october 14th a rebel m.p.'s from within his own party vote to block a no deal brax it or stance and system newquay will leave the european union by october 31st with or without a deal britain's opposition leader jeremy corbin has accused johnson of threatening
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people with a no deal that if he doesn't get his way off purpose is to challenge this government on a no deal breaks it our purpose is to try to protect jobs and living standards try to ensure that this country doesn't run headlong into the arms of donald trump and the try to deal with the united states what boris johnson was doing was essentially threatening people threatening people with a no deal breaks it if he doesn't get his way in parliament hong kong's leader says she has never considered resigning despite a leaked recording of her saying she'd quit if she could the comments were made last week to a private gathering of business people the territory's been in the grip of anti-government protests for 3 months now i have never i have never attended a recitation to decentralize people's government. i have not even contemplated
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to discuss a ricin nation. with the central people's government. the choice of not resigning is my own choice i just attempted to explain that as an individual. given the very difficult circumstances might be it was an easy choice to leave. 25 people are confirmed dead with a further 9 missing after a fire raged through a boat on the southern california coast 5 of the 6 crew members managed to escape the fire as are the headlines keep it on al-jazeera counting the cost as that next. with a plummeting birthrate and families moving to the cities south korea's rule schools are shutting down one on one east meets the grandmas who is saving these schools finally getting an education on al-jazeera.
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