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it's awful. afro germany starting december tenth. this is the news live from berlin the toxic small examples of a large parts of pakistan the pollution has caused chaos across the country for weeks thousands have been hospitalized with health issues and nearly a dozen killed in road accidents we'll get the latest also on the show. lebanon
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demands and says its president wants an explanation from saudi arabia over why prime minister assad how do you he hasn't left the country we'll see what the crisis means for the region. also standing shoulder to shoulder on the conflict in syria u.s. president donald trump and russian president vladimir putin reaffirmed their common commitment to ending the war and defeating the islamic state. welcome to the program india has announced that it will be spraying water over the capital of delhi to try and alleviate one of the worst cases all smoke the city has ever seen now delhi is known for its poor air quality but this toxic cloud has prompted the government to declare a pup. health emergency no look at this it's
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a satellite image which was captured by nasa at the beginning of this week and it shows a small stretching across india right through into pakistan falling temperatures often make the air quality in the region worse before the onset of winter people in pakistan are also struggling to breathe. for weeks now one of south i just biggest cities has been submerged in small. the whole pakistan is chalking with levels of pollution many times what's healthy. this strait might still be clogged with traffic but police have been urging people to stay at home because with visibility . driving in lahore has become a risky endeavor. even if. it's difficult to travel or getting sick a lost people have here respiratory throat infection. and the casualties of what's been dubbed the horse smog season number in the
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thousands in the city's hospitals doctors report patients have even suffered strokes because of the toxic air it's a public health crisis it isn't easy to fix as a lot of different factors are responsible. from the industry. this material and gases are all showed up in the material. by the farmers contributing to pollution caused by millions of vehicles grinding through the streets of this metropolis lahore is pakistan's fastest growing city and if nothing is done experts worry its pollution problems could cast a pall over its development. well for more we're joined on the line by journalist mommas the doc in islamabad maha thanks for joining us this time of year is known a small in lahore how exactly do residents cope. i thank you for having
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me this is the fifth season that smaug has taken over punjab and maybe the city of lahore and the spell of pick has and goes to city in toxic small would usually give them a to february for a period of ten to twenty five days but this year we are seeing that smoke has arrived early since the late october and onward we have been observing the bulletin of. a number of news stories coming out of the city and job many the city of lahore which is highly populated is being severely affected by this phenomena thousands of people living in the city are being affected by this there is a major social media issue the protests that are taking place just in one hospital for more than five hundred patients are arriving daily with complaints of respiratory difficulties and irish and other problems the residents are advised to live cautiously they have been given some advisory by the authorities they are living in some very difficult times. not only has it affected everyday lives but
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even flights coming in and out of the city have been cancelled and rescheduled the highways are closed due to poor visibility these eighteen people including children have been killed in punjab with dozens others having sustained injuries and road accidents the air quality as we know are the indicators show high levels of particulate matter affecting the present conditions in the urban areas from highly unhealthy to very hazardous conditions so the authorities have you know revised school timings for children the residents are advised to take precautions avoid outdoors advice or just drinking more water has also been issued to residents to reduce. windows closed a large smoke from entering homes use mosques and handkerchiefs for students particularly those travelling on bicycles and motorcycles to schools it's also been advised not to use stands and classrooms and other little instructions that have been given just to people everyday living conditions can be made
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a bit normal but the situation seems to be a bit out of control. with the doc in islamabad thank you for that update. thank you very much. in the middle east tensions between saudi arabia and iran are on the rise the power struggle between the two are tribals has now spilled over into lebanon whose prime minister saad hariri unexpectedly resigned while on a visit to saudi arabia the president is demanding an explanation from the saudi government over why he hasn't returned. kuwaiti citizens heading out of lebanon their government is one of several gulf states that has ordered its people to leave the country this comes amid sharpening tensions in the region lebanon is being drawn deeper into a power struggle between arch rivals saudi arabia and iran. lebanese prime minister saad hariri is inside the arabia since he was signed last weekend
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accusations have been flying that the kingdom is holding him hostage. iran backed militant group hezbollah says that amounts to a declaration of war the group is accusing saudi arabia of using lebanon as a proxy in its conflict with rival iran. if your problem is with iran why you are attacking lebanon just to preview have influence we admit that you have influence but if you think that you can defeat the lebanese resistance or its political parties who refuse to comply with you you're mistaken. lebanon's president met with the saudi envoy on friday local media reported that the president demanded harry reid's return riyadh says hariri is free to move if he wishes to claim that front supported on friday but there is no doubts that the complaint is escalating the united nations has sounded the alarm this is a matter of great concern to us and what we want is for peace to be preserved.
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it is essential that no new conflict erupts in the region is going to have devastating consequences. decided iran right away is also playing out in war ravaged yemen a missile was launched from that against saudi arabia last week the united states is now i said that the missile was a rainy and. in the proxy war yemen is suffering badly now there are fears lebanon could become the next battle crying. u.s. president donald trump and his russian counterpart vladimir putin have reaffirmed their commitment to ending the war in syria in a joint statement the two leaders said there would be no military solution to the conflict but said the so-called islamic state must be defeated the announcement was prepared ahead of the apec summit in vietnam which the two leaders were attending.
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oh you wouldn't take the question whether donald trump would hold direct talks with the flood putin was one of the more protracted side shows at this summit in the end the two had just a few casual encounters with trump's team at home under investigation for possible collusion with russia it appears the white house was keen to avoid fueling that particular fire. otherwise trump didn't shy away from controversy on friday he lambasted global trade imbalances environs to put america first thoughts left other leaders pondering free trade without the u.s. one of the main things to come out of the summit was the revival of the transpacific partnership. trump walked out on that deal this year and many thought it was dead but the remaining nations have now agreed on a new framework. ball eleven countries are
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on board and this will send out a very strong message to the united states and other countries in the region. that message is aimed particularly china with its economic dominance president use this summit to push in the opposite direction to trump towards multilateralism beneath a meeting show of harmony deeply conflicting visions of the global economic future . now to some of the other stories making news around the world demonstrators have clashed with police near the u.s. embassy in the philippines hundreds turned out to protest an upcoming visit by president donald trump when violence broke out will arrive in the philippines on sunday the last stop on his eleven day tour of asia. former united states soccer player hope solo has accused people president sepp blatter of sexually
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assaulting her at an awards ceremony so no claims in an interview with a portuguese newspaper that blatter grotesque the twenty thirteen battledore gonna . deny the allegations. big ben clock has tried eleven times to mock imus to stay that's the day world war one ended ninety nine years ago two minute silence was held across the british capital and the rest of the country to honor the war dead. thousands have turned out on the streets of boston here in germany to call for quick action on climate change the city is currently hosting a two week climate conference and the protesters want to see well cletus turn away from fossil fuels a nuclear power. and switch to greener sources of energy. let's have a look at sports now in senegal has grabbed one of the remaining slots for next summer's world cup they took advantage of a second chance given by soccer's governing body and defeated south africa to neal
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but the senegalese actually lost to the south africans a year ago but were allowed to play the game because of match fixing by the referee meanwhile italy are one step closer to missing the tournament in russia after dropping the first leg of their play off with sweden the four time world championships last after world champions rather lost after substitute bjornson scored on a deflection in the sixty first minute italy can still redeem themselves with a win in the second leg on monday back in milan two other qualifying playoff matchups involve teams travelling tens of thousands of kilometers over two legs heavily favored piru game away rather came away with a squall astroid new zealand likewise under us hosted australia in a new game led to a both latch ups is wednesday in london last night the renewal of one of soccer's big rivalries england hosted germany in
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a friendly between two countries that have actually already qualified for the twenty eighteen world cup the pace was quick especially in the first half and both sides had their share of scoring opportunities but neither could put the ball in the net the final from one stadium a scoreless draw as both sides experimented with different combinations in preparation for the world cup finals. this is of info it's important for us to have different systems to you against italy in the euros for example the three man line that we played and that was the reason we were able to take away the off chance of strength of the opponent. depending on the opposition we're able to bring different players and styles of play to the game should be a version of the plus point. well champion driver lewis hamilton wants for me to want to boost security this after drawbars held some of his mercedes team at gunpoint as they were leaving the brazilian grand prix track in sao paulo hamilton tweeted that shots were fired and that
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a gun was held at one's head he assured his fans that there were no injuries but added that similar incidents have occurred in the past the news comes after the briton smashed into lago track record during practice sessions the brazilian grand prix is tomorrow. and finally the fifth season has opened here in germany if you're looking at me thinking what is that well it's a first day of cannibal. it's eleven minutes past eleven on the eleventh day of the eleventh month germans swapped serious the silly and gather on the streets to begin the season of merry making it all wraps up around the christian holiday time of the end oh. and here's a reminder of the top stories we're following for you sick toxic small because large parts of pakistan which are religious say the pope the pollution is caused by
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dust the burning of crops and emissions from factories more than ten people have been killed in road accidents leading to poor visibility upcoming winter rains are expected to bring some relief. tensions between saudi arabia and iran spilled over into lebanon after the country's premier assad had returns resigns on a visit to saudi capital riyadh lebanon's powerful has been the chief accuses saudi arabia of detaining heavy thing. and that's all from now be sure to join us at the top of the hour thanks for joining us. here in. solidarity. by the way start with the gap between rich and four hours.

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