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i want to go. to systems. starts october on. this is d w news live from berlin donald trump abruptly counsels peace talks with the taliban the us president says the move is in response to a tell about a talk in kabul so is this the end of the peace process that's been looking to wrap up america's long campaign in afghanistan also coming up the conditions are rapidly
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deteriorating for thousands of people displaced by hurricane dorian in the bahamas with their homes and that community is destroyed they are in the need of food and water the storm is now watching canada's nova scotia knocking out power to hundreds of thousands. and in tennis bianca andrea screw wins the u.s. open and she beats $23.00 time grand slam champion serena williams to clinch a 1st step slot. i mean you can thank you so much for joining us. it is a potential blow to ending u.s. engagement in afghanistan president donald trump says that he has counseled peace talks with taliban leaders at camp david which was supposed to be taking place today and the tweets the president said that. he had scrapped the secret meeting
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off to the taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb in kabul that killed a dozen people including an american soldier the u.s. and the taliban have been missing since last year in the hopes of ending the afghanistan conflict. the body of an american soldier returns home sergeant ellis but i thought piece age 34 was the 16th u.s. service member killed in afghanistan this year and one of a dozen people who died when a taliban car bomb exploded on thursday near the u.s. embassy in kabul on saturday evening president trump took to twitter to announce that he had canceled a secret meeting at camp david with taliban leaders after the insurgents claimed responsibility for the attack twitter users were angry when they heard of his plan to host members of the taliban on american soil so close to the anniversary of the september 11th attacks by al qaeda it was those attacks 18 years ago that prompted the u.s. to invade afghanistan to go after the taliban who were harboring al qaeda leaders
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more than 2400 u.s. troops have been killed since the invasion. and afghan leaders including president ashraf ghani have been increasingly critical of a draft deal reached between u.s. special envoy. and taliban representatives in doha this week while those talks were going on tell a ban fighters have launched a fresh offensive a stance of lead to strengthen their negotiating position. trump has pledged to withdraw the remaining 14000 u.s. troops from afghanistan but the president has been under pressure from the afghan government and some u.s. lawmakers who mistrust the taliban and think it's too early to withdraw american forces. and for more on this we're joined by a journalist in kabul hi ali president trump says he has called off a secret meeting with taliban leaders what are we hearing there from the afghan government what's their reaction. so the one government is saying
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that basically you know they would only accept a reasonable piece of an appropriate peace that would include a cease fire that would keep the taleban the thing any attacks that would harm upon millions and that would require face to face talks with the one government have been left out of the process in the 9 rounds that have been held and the hot then also saying that this is further proof that the september 20th presidential elections need to go ahead because to them only a democratically elected government government turned speak directly with the telephone and negotiate what they call an appropriate or reasonable peace now this is quite a turnaround given that the u.s. afghanistan on boy said it recently in the trump administration was on the threshold of an agreement with the taliban how close was they ran into an agreement so a quote according to zimei highly sought when he last came to kabul he said that they
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are essentially in principle ready for a peace deal and that they were waiting for trump's signature now obviously with trump going back on the word now this calls many things into question but we have to remember is that trump has gone back on his word in the past it was in late 2017 or early 2018 when trump essentially said i refuse to negotiate with them they're chilling people it was after a series of attacks in kabul and other cities and then we saw only a couple months later he sent on my colleagues and the 9 rounds of talks began so again this is a question of is this achievement definitive no coming from the u.s. president and this is clearly a step backwards but of course president trump still has a campaign promise to withdraw american troops from afghanistan as soon as possible so is that something that he can still deliver on given that given what's happened . there's exactly the question right so the question is what led trump to do this because up but so only
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a day ago you know there were all there was all kinds of talks in kabul about you know there were even rumors that he was in make this announcement on the anniversary of 911 i'm sort of like his way of showing you his triumphant success in doing what neither bush nor obama could do and again we've seen that the trumpet ministration you know the president will say one thing if cabinet members will say another his generals are not there so it's very difficult to gauge what exactly you know trump is thank you and how he able to coordinate this with his government all right sally couple thanks so much. turkish and u.s. troops have conducted their 1st joint ground patrol in north eastern syria as part of a planned so-called safe so in that neighboring turkey has been pressing for in the washington region hopes the buffer zone will keep syrian kurdish fighters which it considers a threat away from turkey's border but the u.s.
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sees the kurds as allies in the fight against islamic state turkey has also said some syrian refugees could be resettled in the zone. all right let's have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world today. police have begun to disperse crowds in hong kong off to thousands of protesters marched to the u.s. consulate and urged president donald trump to quote liberate the secy demonstrations a calling for help from foreign governments as they press for more democratic freedoms beijing meanwhile has alleged that hostile foreign groups have been fomenting the unrest. china's trade has shrunk shrunk in august as the tower of war between beijing and washington worsens beijing's global exports fell by one percent from last year while imports were also down chinese trade with the u.s. was badly affected exports to washington sank 16 percent while imports of u.s. goods also took a severe hit. russians are heading to the polls for regional and municipal
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elections today but some observers saying that the vote is neither free nor fair demonstrations erupted in moscow in recent weeks off so authorities rejected several opposition figures as candidates of protest spots of police crackdown with around 2000 people detained. and hundreds of thousands of turned up in madagascar capital on 10 every vote to hear pope francis say mass on his visit the pontiff encouraged the country's youth not to lose hope despite widespread poverty front since visited mozambique earlier in the week and his visit nourishes before ending his african to. our can dorian has been downgraded to a post tropical cyclamen but it's still packing dangerously strong winds off to making landfall along canada's atlantic coast heavy rainfall in nova scotia has
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knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people in the bahamas the storm left a trail of devastation the death toll is now at $43.00 but with many still unaccounted for it is expected to rise sharply. a cruise ship full of evacuees from the bahamas the people on board have survived an apocalypse and for now they're the lucky ones. desperation is setting in for those left behind who've lost everything. until you know them bridges believe me nobody calls are made by the way over your no poles who have nothing you know are no power no war no. fine it's by everything we're saving is damage. as the scale of the destruction becomes clear international aid efforts are ramping up. but it's a complicated task the destruction is so widespread. we
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have 2 major islands in the bahamas grand bahama and abaco and oftentimes we forget about the many keys around the close that particular. we have to put tremendous focus. on those keys because we have residents living on those keys was well in the us dorian made landfall as a category one storm hitting the coast of north carolina with battering waves storm surges and heavy rains caused extensive flooding powerful winds and a series of tornadoes ripped the roofs off houses and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people. tennis news now and bianca andreas who has beaten the serina williams in straight sets to win the u.s. open in new york the 19 year old canadian had the strongest start to the match
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taking the 1st set 63 she then stormed to a 51 lead in the 2nd and looked some to win but williams fought back to tie the set of 5 all on dress who held her and she won the set claiming her 1st ever grand slam title. and to tell us more about the u.s. open final is a lima tuckey from sports. and risk who is a name even the most avid tennis fan may not have hurdles until now of cole's tell us a bit more about her but nobody should feel bad about not knowing her because you know up until last night there were many canadians were never heard of her i mean she wasn't even in the top 100 at the beginning of the year and i have to say 29000 has been a phenomenal year for canadian sports i mean 1st we have the toronto raptors that win the n.b.a. basketball championship the country still isn't isn't even over that that just happened in june and then comes along a 19 year old who clinches the country's 1st ever grand slam singles championships
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so the country's over the moon the reactions have been huge even prime minister justin trudeau has congratulated her as well as the likes of sidney crosby who is like the you know messi the one naldo of ice hockey in the n.h.l. zone i'm sure bianca is really trying to come to terms with this newfound fame ok so obviously a huge victory for her so where does it go from from here you know is this the beginning of a glittering korea look you have to be the a bit careful because tennis has a way of creating teenager millionaires of showing them up and then spitting them out so let's not hype them up so early but with bianca i have to say this not just because i am canadian there is no bias but she does have something special she has a maturity at the age of 90. and mental game her ability to block out all the noise her ability to focus and we shot her saw that yesterday it was a very pro serina and she maintained her cool and the onco is so interesting is
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also have background she's been doing meditation visualization she's actually visualized this moment at grand slam finals since she was 13 so you know she would always write checks to us so if us open checks and now of course that has become a reality because she gets to cash in $5700000.00 so whatever this girl puts so mind to tends to you know if it gets done say an example to us all of course a really tough day for cirie in a williams can she still win 2 more slams and claim the all time record now look with serena i always say i never want to root out she is just incredible but i have to say time is catching up to her i mean that window of opportunity is closing because she is turning 38 this month so you have to ask yourself it's now or never and she had a great chance last night it didn't happened and in fact she's blown the last 4 grants them finals that she has been in since giving birth so i think you know you
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i don't think it's going to get any easier for her because the pressure is there whether she likes that minute are not i think she is chasing that all time grand slam record but it is becoming increasingly difficult because we see this crop of young talent that i think will just make that record so difficult for serino volume's to achieve. from did always will thanks so much. now it's one of the most important awards in international cinema the golden lion from the venice finn film festival and this year's prize goes to joka a movie directed by the american told phillips the film is a dark origin story of the bat man villain starring joaquin phoenix in the title role it's the 1st golden lion to phillips that might put him on the costs to oscar picked the old stuff glory the last 2 venice winners roma and the shape of water went on to win the best picture academy award.
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