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ten million people in the world this think they have no nationality and a total made up along and. that everyone has the right to. everyone has the right to say or. the state of the news life from a call for action as the u.n. climate summit opens in germany. the conference chair fiji begins proceedings a pacific island nation has been hit hard by rising sea levels also on the program
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. u.s. president donald trump tells north korea its aggressive behavior is a threat to the civilized world but he's open to talks with kim jong il. and a small town in the u.s. state of texas is in mourning after a mass shooting leaves dozens dead victims are reported to include a pregnant woman and several children. i'm phil gail welcome to the program the un's latest climate summit has begun in bonn representatives from one hundred ninety seven countries will spend the next ten days discussing ways to tackle climate change the conference opened with a traditional fijian welcome ceremony though the talks are being held in germany fiji was invited to take the chat as one of the country's suffering climate changes worst effects but the tiny island nation lacks of resources to host the event
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itself delegates are working to cap expected global temperature increases to one of the hof degrees celsius or less. instead of taking their seats in class they're taking to the streets these youths staged a demonstration near the climate conference center in bonn. they want the global community to limit greenhouse gas emissions. conference participants say the paris climate agreement of twenty fifteen was a step in the right direction countries have national climate targets now but they have to be solidified. this is an urgent moment and so i expect delegations to come here ready to do their jobs to get the rules set for paris and make progress but also individually to say what they're ready to do more. there's a south pacific ambulance in von island nations threatened with submersion amid rising sea levels are getting special attention at the climate conference the
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targets set out in the paris agreement don't go far enough to prevent the impact of a climate disaster. in paris it was clear that our efforts would not go far enough it's also part of this agreement that we keep checking to see what we can do better . it's doubtful whether that will happen in bonn meeting the paris climate targets will require much more work but everyone here is aware that the pacific islands are quickly running out of time. tomorrow and where we find the debris corresponds to christopher spring kater welcome chris so as we just heard the paris climate deal was signed two years ago so what's the ball meeting for. well without bond there is no paris essentially one diplomat described the paris agreement back in twenty fifteen as a flashy new smartphone the problem is there isn't an operating system yet so what's happening over the next two weeks here in bonn is that negotiators are going
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to flesh out the rules and regulations that will help the world implement the paris agreement that's going to be a tough process a lot of late night negotiating no doubt but essentially it's about writing the rulebook rules and regulations that will interpret the twenty fifteen paris agreement think of that agreement as a constitution that now needs interpretation focuses of war the twenty seventeen is on track to be one of the hottest years ever has this added any urgency to proceedings. well you know phil there are warnings like this almost every day at least that's what it feels like at the moment that's the most recent one certainly it has added urgency to this conference i think what is also adding urgency to this conference is the fact that the small island nation of fiji the first time a small island nation of that type is presiding over these talks these climate
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talks and not as a nation that is particularly vulnerable to climate change it's already had to relocate people. from coastal areas due to rising sea levels so it's affected by climate change and the prime minister of that nation of fiji saying that he is definitely going to bring in c. to these talks briefly kristie no united much reduced united states delegation there this year does this agreement stand any chance without them. yes it does and that's quite simply because the fact that the u.s. decided to announce that it's going to withdraw from the paris agreement has actually provoked a wave of solidarity with the paris agreement i was talking just a minute ago with the head of the un f.c.c. see the united nations framework convention for climate change which organizes these climate summits patricia espinosa and she told me i also is there any sign of
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other countries using the u.s. as an excuse to slide back and she told me not yet because of a spring date thank you you're welcome and as you heard fiji is particularly vulnerable to climate change t.w. correspondent bhasin heartache sent us this report about the way the country is dealing with a rising sea levels. when in recall goes out fishing this has become a familiar sight. empty minutes. when i was small i usually went out to sea with my grandfather and father but we didn't have to come as far out as we are now we would only go as far as the closest reefs get a good catch and then go back now it's different we have to go from one reef to the next because there's nothing there the sea is getting warmer well we did that was.
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to me. the changing climate is also taking its toll on. enrico's village. the sea level is rising and. is slowly being swallowed by the ocean. the salt water makes the soil and fertile leaving behind only sandy barren land. it also corrodes the foundations of the houses. eventually the villagers have no choice but to give them up at the. when we built our homes we thought we could live here forever and i never thought of such a thing as climate change and that it could impact us like this and so quickly and now we're seeing what it can do it's really sad for everyone in the village. over a bowl of cava a traditional mildly narcotic drink in the pacific they discuss their future. just
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a few hundred metres further up in the hills there's enough space to relocate a whole village permanently but most of the villagers refuse. to them the land they live on is sacred. it is these stones they cherish they mark the original home of the first chieftain to rule over the whole island and large parts of eastern fiji some two hundred years ago because of tribal wars he himself was forced to leave but he sent the villagers ancestors to keep watch today his successor lives on a different island but the villages obligation remains. at the use our military we were supposed to be relocated to but we said that we can't move because first we have to consult our paramount chief. we asked him but he didn't agree to the relocation. he told us we had to stay here because the duty to stow it on us
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is of great importance. i thought anything now. and yet the rising seas might leave them with no choice but to abandon this sacred place. for the people of. climate change is more than just an abstract threat for them it's real and they need real answers before their home is lost forever. now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world a vietnam has been hit by heavy flooding after a powerful typhoon killed at least forty four people left more than a dozen missing more than one hundred thousand homes in the country's south central region have been destroyed or damaged a former lawmaker has filed a petition with can use supreme court challenging the results of last month's presidential election president of her kenyatta was the winner of the country's
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opposition led by rado dangar said the election was undemocratic and has refused to accept the result. australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull has proposed making old national lawmakers prove they are not dual citizens several politicians have already been disqualified after falling foul of an obscure rule which passed your citizens from sitting in parliament if the measures are passed to m.p.'s or have three weeks to declare where they and their parents were born. u.s. president donald trump has warned north korea that what he called the era of strategic patience was over speaking in japan on the first leg of his twelve day tour of asia mr trump also pushed his host to buy more american military equipment to protect itself against north korean attacks despite his comments mr trump said he would be open to talks with north korea's leader kim jong un. going for the gut president trump's hawkish stance on north korea got personal when he met with
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japanese families of those abducted by the nuclear arms regime he's not the first president to do so but with tensions the highest in years the meeting added emotional firepower to trump's tough talk emphasizing the u.s. is close and longstanding relationship with japan he called north korea's ballistic missile launches over japan outrageous. strategic patience is over. some people said that my rhetoric is very strong but look what's happened with very weak rhetoric over the last twenty five years look where we are right now i think prime minister shinzo abbay said his government stands one hundred percent together on the issue agreeing with trump that all options are on the table. not a mole. no one wants a conflict neither myself nor president trying to you north korea continues challenging the international order under
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a provocation if the international community needs to apply pressure to north korea to change their policy i mean you know it's a tickle i think. the prospect of armed conflict took on an economic dimension during the visit trump called for free and equal access for american exports to japan's market his answer to north korean missiles is japan buying more defense hardware from the united states he will shoot him out of the sky when he completes the purchase of lots of additional military equipment from the united states he will easily shoot them out of the sky from japan trump heads to south korea which has also long been korea's crosshairs. police in the united states are investigating a mass shooting that left dozens of people dead at the church in texas witnesses said the victims include a pregnant woman and children as young as five police have said the gunman fled the scene then died of self-inflicted a self-inflicted wound sunday's tragedy in
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a small texas town has opened another chapter in a years long debate over american's easy access to guns. a candlelight vigil for the victims of the fatal shooting at the first baptist church of sutherland springs residents of this small texas community struggle to make sense of what happened. here. you know. we're now. hearing authorities say twenty six people were killed and about twenty others were wounded sunday after a man dressed in black combat gear opened fire inside the church the attackers believed to be a former member of the u.s. air force who received a court martial for assault after leaving the church the gunman was shot at by an armed resident the attacker than fled in his vehicle and was chased by another local man who'd been driving his truck nearby soon afterward the suspect crashed
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and was found dead we just take pursuit we we speed over eighty seven through traffic and we like i said we had about ninety five going down five thirty nine trying to catch this guy until he ventured he lost control on his or and well in the ditch u.s. president donald trump sent a message of sympathy from japan and suggested the gunman had psychological problems this was a very based on preliminary reports very deranged individual a lot of problems over a long period of time. we have a lot of mental health problems in our country as do other countries but this isn't a guns situation i mean we could go into it but it's a little bit soon to go into it but fortunately somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction otherwise it would have been as bad as it was it would have been much worse now law enforcement officials and this tight knit community want to know why this happened it's been just over
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a month since another gunman killed dozens of people in las vegas with the same question left unanswered as reminder of our top story at this hour fiji has opened the u.n. climate summit in the german city of ball with a traditional welcome ceremony delegates from nearly two hundred countries are working to limits an expected global temperature increase to two degrees celsius or less. that's it you're up to date i'll have more for you at the top of the hour all of us more on the website that's t w dot com how did. when cities are engulfed by the sea. all the dams walls and costly protective measures will has been.

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