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this is state of the news my from the land disgraced billionaire an accused sex offender geoffrey abstained has killed himself in prison epstein was arrested last month accused of running a sex trafficking operation involves involving dozens of underage girls also coming out a russian opposition politician is arrested as protests flare up again in moscow thousands have been taking to the streets in the past month demanding that opposition candidates be allowed to run for city council. and police in hong kong 5 tear gas the pro-democracy protesters that they defy warnings to council must face fresh demonstrations come off in the cities later valuable to crown the protesters any concession. and devastation in china is typhoon like the chemo batters the
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country's coastline but they say tainted lives being killed and more than a 1000000 people have a call to play their heart. i'm rebecca ritter's welcome to the program described to us finance jeffrey abstains been found dead in his new york prison cell abstains thought to have killed himself despite being on suicide watch it was a convicted sex offender who was rearrested last month epstein was facing sex trafficking charges and accusations he abused dozens of take nature girls he denied the charges and faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted joining me on the line is pablo foley ileus from washington pablo thanks for joining me epstein was on suicide watch so how could something like this happen. well that is
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exactly what is being asked here in fact federal authorities said that the f.b.i. is investigating the apparent suicide of the financier jeffrey epstein and the u.s. bureau of prisons said epstein was found unresponsive in his cell in manhattan jail where he was being held at earlier this morning he was then taken to a hospital in new york where he was pronounced dead but of course everybody is asking have somebody who just 3 weeks ago was found unresponsive in his cell and then had been placed on a 24 hour suicide watch. what's a pairing like committing suicide so many questions are being asked for like i said it looks like the f.b.i. is now investigating jeffrey epstein's death but tell us a bit more about exactly who this man was and what he was charged with. well
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jeffrey epstein was a billionaire financier originally actually a teacher he had many well known contacts most notably of course u.s. president donald trump former u.s. president bill clinton and even prince andrew from the british royal family so he was somebody who was well known but apparently those where essentially severed. more than a decade ago when the 1st charges against him sex charges will say were brought against him down in the state of florida in 2007 he reached a plea deal down in that southern state am instead of federal sex trafficking charges he agreed to a lesser charges and received a 13 month prison sentence during that prison sentence he was allowed to 12 hours a day at times to go to his office and continue working then we flash
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forward to just last month when he was arrested after touching down in the state of new jersey new york officials in fact were bringing charges against him on new sex trafficking charges against him and let's not just forget that just yesterday in fact there were new documents released new court documents were released which had some pretty damning accusations against jeffrey epstein and now here we are today talking about of course his apparent suicide right and this investigation what this means for it is that the end. well it doesn't look like it for the time being i mean obviously the charges against jeffrey epstein in you know are are going to be impossible to bring against him directly considering his death but there appear to be sort of even a renewed sense of civil cases being brought against him we've we've actually heard
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from that lisa bloom she is a lawyer representing 2 of those people who have brought charges who have accused jeffrey epstein of sex charges as she has said that she is going to end her twitter persecute. civil action and also a florida lawmaker and several other lawyers who are bringing charges who want to bring charges against. jeffrey epstein they're saying that they're going to continue with civil action so i don't think it's going to be the end of this case oh we'll be watching it closely. from washington thanks very much for the update. and let's turn to some of the other stories making news around the world at least 60 people have died in tanzania after an overturned fuel truck truck exploded people in the east african nation was siphoning petrol from the vehicle at a busy intersection when the blast happened some reports suggest a cigarette was the coals. north korea's fired 2 unidentified
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projectiles from a site on its eastern coast they landed in the sea of japan according to south korea's military john yang as cold other rates and rocket test a warning to sell over its plans to continue military drills with the united states . russia's state uclear agency rasa tom says 5 members of staff were killed on thursday during the testing of a rocket engine local authorities near the military site in the country's reported west report a brief spike in radiation levels during the accident but the big know it official explanation for why an accident like that would cause radiation to spike. in staying in russia and as president vladimir putin marks 20 years in power tens of thousands of opposition supporters have been staging protests in moscow and some pages bug there demanding democratic local elections riot police have arrested nearly 200 demonstrators and blocked access to the presidential administration building thousands have been detained over the summer as russia's largest opposition movement since 2012 gathers pace all opposition candidates have been
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barred from running in next month's moscow city hold elections. well joining me for more is state of you correspondent emily sherman she's on the phone she's amidst some of those protests emily tell us what's going on where you are right now. well we're back today we saw one of the largest authorized protests by the opposition that we've seen for many years police say that 20000 people were out today independent monitors say it was closer to 50000 after that authorized rally protesters decided to go for as they say walk through the city center and the police have been arresting protesters according to media reports over 100 people have been arrested in the center of the city and police cordon to been kind of surrounding the remaining people including
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the press and kind of pushing people to move towards the metro station is the biggest protest that we've seen for a long time including today various performers the celebrities that came out to support the protesters tell us a bit more about what they're protesting for what are they demanding. well the main demand that this kind of almost movement has formed around is that people want the registration of independent candidates for the moscow city elections. come thing that they have been chanting for today after all independent candidates have to collect a certain number of signatures to be registered for those elections and also already said that these signatures that they handed in were invalid. people who don't exist and the candidates on the other hand say that they're certainly just simply don't want them to run people here today have been chanting
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to register for the for those for the registration of the candidates but they also have been chanting much more generally for freedom for democracy they've been chanting against president vladimir putin and people here say that this is about much more than. it was this is the 4th consecutive protest in moscow around this time certainly not showing any signs of winding down. well i think it's hard to know at the moment the last 2 protests that took place in moscow on the last weekend they were not authorized hundreds of people were arrested in a real rock sound most of the independent candidates were trying to run have also been arrested including your book was arrested at the protests today and people at those last 2 protests by those arrests told me that they actually have come out because they saw pictures of those arrests of peaceful protesters protesters being
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taken away and taken away by police so they're certainly defiant and we'll have to see how this develops in the coming week and in the run up to the moscow elections on september 8th emulation in moscow thanks very much for that update. and it's to hong kong now where they've been renewed clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters police fired tear gas at protesters who were holding on authorized demonstrations in 2 locations it's the 10th straight weekend of protests that were triggered by off by opposition to a proposed law that would have allowed extradition from hong kong to mainland china activists held a number of other protests earlier in the day that remain pace full including a sit in at hong kong airport. at the airport protesters assembled for a 2nd day to greet passengers arriving in the city drawing international attention to their cause saturday morning also saw a rather tranquil rally in support of the pro-democracy movement it brought
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together families demanding a stable and free future the wave of protests began 3 months ago in opposition to draft legislation to allow suspects in criminal cases to be tried in mainland china but the demands have widened. i'm worried if the extradition law to china is imposed or this movement of ours is a failure my kids might have no democracy or freedom and a lot of things will be taken over by the mainlanders. a group of elderly people also submitted petition letters to the police on the authorities to stop and investigate what they call violence against the protesters especially of clashes in july the monkeys the reputation of the hong kong police was so good for more than a decade but it was completely destroyed on july the 21st i don't know how many years it will take to restore the trust of the people. at the same time there were smaller demonstrations in front of several police stations in support of the police
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people gathered to express their fangs and called on others to say thank you whenever they meet officers on friday various business groups also called on the people of hong kong to support the police and to reflect on the chaos and the economic impact of the protest. the average income of taxi drivers has decreased nearly 40 percent over the past 2 months. so i appealed you to stop and think if the situation continues our hong kong really is heading towards a dead end this is probably the kind of thing the communist leadership in beijing wants to hear and once people around the world to hear as it seeks to boost resistance to the pro-democracy movement in hong kong. china has issued a red alert its highest orning after typhoon like a man made landfall south of shanghai the storm battered coastal areas bringing with it heavy rains it's now heading north woods with the country's most populous city in its path 18 people have been confirmed dead more than
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a dozen are still missing and more than a 1000000 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes as the thai phinehas. it's one of the most powerful storms to hit china in decades type from the kima battered the country southeast coastline early saturday packing winds of nearly 200 kilometers an hour the typhoon also brought to rental rain. the result floodwaters have submerged parts of the province emergency crews have scrambled to rescue residents trapped by the rising water. but the flooding also triggered deadly landslides rescuers are searching for people reported missing and feared trapped under the debris sun shoot when floodwaters come down the mountains on converge arians at the edge of town a seriously affected. ahead of the typhoons arrival authorities are back you waited more than a 1000000 people. thousands of flights were canceled at airports across eastern
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china and train services were also suspended. the country's economic hub shanghai has so far got off lighter than areas further south reporting high winds but no major damage. stow authorities ordered the shutdown of some tourist attractions i know and before i came here i had no idea that a typhoon was headed this way we had to change our plans because of the storm and. the kim is expected to weaken as it moves further north but forecasters warn the storm could cause more flash flooding and landslides. in saudi arabia nearly 2 and a half 1000000 people have gathered in mecca to take on one of his mom's holiest rituals. today pilgrims are gathering at the sacred hill of mount arafat to beg for forgiveness for the sins believers are expected to make a harsh pilgrimage once in their life if they are healthy and a kind of can afford to do so the rooms where white to signify the quality of the
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