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the at. the at . this is really is coming to you live from berlin turkey reacts with fury to a u.s. house of representatives resolution accusing it of genocide president head on condemns the resolution as what this image dries in u.s. turkish tension the u.s. lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to acknowledge mass killing americans by turks a century ago as genocide we get the latest from a stop. or so coming up a rare moment of joy as friends find each other in
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a refugee camp the fled the turkish incursion in northern syria but their future is shrouded in on certainty. and the drone says tower design in london a damning indictment of the emergency response to a public inquiry accuses the fire brigade of serious shortcomings in catching the blaze which kid the 70 killed people. thanks. i don't work with a good to have your company. already strained relations between turkey and the us and i did say it's have taken a turn for the one on 2 fronts turkey's president richard avedon has condemned a resolution in the u.s. congress which acknowledges the mass killings of armenians by turks in the 1st world war as genocide edge one said turkey did not recognize the vote and call.
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worthless the u.s. house of representatives all support for sanctions against angara of course continued military incursion in northern syria. for the very latest i'm now joined by our correspondent in istanbul you're here to do on our really outraged by those developments in the united fist tell us more about what he's been saying oh yes president. rejected the sanctions decision that you just mentioned and he slammed the u.s. genocide resolution as i quote him here meaningless and unexceptable he called it the biggest insult to the turkish nation and he blamed the measure on the end he sent him and in the u.s. now to give you a little background several countries including germany and france have recognized the mass killings of armenians by the ottoman empire off to $915.00 as genocide but for the us this really is an unprecedented move a move that is really seen as
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a huge provocation here in turkey the government in ankara accepts that many armenians living in the ottoman empire were killed in clashes with autumn and forces during world war one but it denies that these killings that were orchestrated systematically and can see today at geno's side now the fate of these 2 measures that in the u.s. remains unclear because the u.s. senate still has to vote on them before they become law but the damage has been done turkey summoned the u.s. ambassador to day and this is overall another huge blow to turkey u.s. relations now to this it was relations are already under a lot of strain you're here give us some context as to why this is the case. well this would take more than just a few minutes to explain but let me give you a few points here now this relationship has been problematic for
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a long time even before the latest developments in syria president trump's decision to withdraw u.s. forces from north and syria which basically gave green light for taki to have its military operation there now this operate in is seen highly critical by large parts of the us administration and the political arena there by international partners as well then also turkey nato ally is moving closer to russia is getting closer to russia it has board a russian made missile defense system the s 400 system recently that has angered washington and turkey on the other hand is very frustrated over the u.s. has refused refusal to hand over. the man that ankara blames for the failed coup attempt here in turkey in 2016 so a lot of issues but interestingly present edwin still rely as heavily on his personal ties to president trump and he is expected to travel to washington in november the 2 men will meet so many interesting developments that we have to see
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what comes out of that face to face meeting how the ceasefire in northern syria has ended here what plans for that region. well it was a tacky russian deal and the basis of this and everything that that continues now and moves on now is a based on this russian takesh deal the 2 countries say they will have joint patrols along the syrian border at a depth of 7 cologne made to starting on friday and while the russian defense ministry says that all the kurdish forces have withdrawn from the area about $34000.00 fighters have left according to russia turkey seems to question this present add on at least today threatened and i quote him here again to retaliate in the havea way should there be still some kurdish fighters in the area or should they try to attack taki now he really says he is ready to restart the whole
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operation if he's not happy with the developments in the area. thank you very much for that update from. now tens of thousands of kurds have fled their homes in northern syria since turkey launched its military offensive many have sought shelter in camps in neighboring iraq where they face an uncertain future. and her daughter looking for a neighbor they lost track of when they fled northern syria. they've been combing the badass refugee camp in iraq for the past 3 days. or for that there are more. 'd than one. i was on the ground with. one mushroom i'm happy she's my neighbor my aunts my mother everything i love her and her daughter very much we're always together. her husband and
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2 daughters survived the turkish military offensive surviving they say was a gift from called on him just came out of the turkish army didn't invade commercially it just bombed the city from the other side of the border we fled our houses very close to the border our children were afraid the bombing was indiscriminate people die. and now turkey's president. is planning to resettle a 1000000 syrian refugees from turkey in northern syria. forcing some people out in order to make room for others is not acceptable. the bar in northern iraq is a cold the syrian refugees are being brought here in buses from the syrian iraqi border the turkish military incursion took many residents by surprise the refugees were not able to bring much with them. mohamed fetches water he's afraid that he
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and his family will have to stay put here a long time after all the occupying turkish forces are cooperating with the free syrian army which includes many radical islamists in its ranks. the new if the turks and the free army still we can't go there. we're afraid because they're cooperating with our yes they're letting us fighters move through their territory. and. hopes that her family will be able to return home again one day she wants to be a role model for her daughter she doesn't want to let turkey's resettlement plans worry her. the fact that if they came they'd be welcome if they have no homes that take amending give them something to eat and drink it doesn't matter if they're arabs kurds christians or muslims
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we're all theory and. for the worse thing about being displaced is that her children will not be able to go to school again for a long time and opportunities could pass them by. they've been having you have to deal with some of the stories making news around the and britain will be heading to the post on december the trust after the only cause voted for snafu lection from mr barr is johnson pushed for the election after feeding to get his drugs that plans to upon him meant he's hoping the election will give him a majority and not allow him to deliver on bricks it. a u.s. army officer says he heard donald trump press ukraine's leader to investigate his democratic rival joe biden. when it was so worried that he reports of the phone call and says is the 1st white house talking to testify in the impeachment inquiry
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against president trump. thousands of anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets in chile's capital santiago for a travesty of protests demonstrators clashed with police who used tear gas and water cannon the protesters are demanding greater equality and better products services. in somalia at least 5 people have died after a boat capsized during severe flooding 2 children were among those who drowned in the accident weeks of heavy rains have small in reverse and destroyed farmland more than 180000 people have been forced to leave their homes. lebanon's president michel aoun has asked the current government to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government can be formed prime minister saad hariri and his cabinet resigned on tuesday following almost 2 weeks of mass demonstrations fueled by anger over
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rising living costs and corruption but harry's departure is unlikely to satisfy for testers who are demanding most sweeping changes. soldiers dismantle a protest camp to let through the morning traffic this one blocked a major highway north of beirut. the night before thousands stayed on the streets to celebrate her release resignation says they see his departure as a victory but for them it is just the 1st step. basically on the part of the of the world regards to the when it attains we need to start with the would be or would be the governments of. the world will be with this purpose with the benefit of the demonstration was to change the whole system that moxie that was stolen by political parties for 30 years that on. tuesday
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protesters celebrated the moment of the 1st big change to that political system prime minister hariri announced to the nation that he was stepping down. i am going to the presidential palace to submit the government's resignation to president michel and stop people in all regions in response to the will of the many lebanese people who have taken to the streets to demand change. but there are powerful forces in lebanon who are against the change the protesters are demanding for hariri and owns his resignation supporters of the shia muslim political movements hezbollah and amal rampage through the main protest camp that was the worst violence since protests started nearly 2 weeks ago. activists are determined to continue their fight to reduce departure has lifted their spirits but
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it may not be enough to end the country's turmoil. and to get more perspective on the political turmoil in lebanon i have with me. to him was can i add it seems it's very difficult to form a government in lebanon because they have to see to every in a model of government can you explain that to us 1st briefly sure and lebanon 11 are really has one of the most unique systems of governance in the world secretary sectarianism or different religious groups are not just something that people have in their private life private lives governance is defined according to lebanon's different sects and it's a country of minorities there are 18 recognized religious sect in lebanon and they're all somehow kind of involved in governance of parliament seats are divided among most of the sects and further the country is 3 highest political offices are divided among the countries or allocated according to the country's 3 main religious text so the prime minister. is supposed to be some. muslim that was
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saddam heavy the president is a maronite christian and the speaker of the house is a shiite currently in everybody and he has been in office since 1992 so you know for consensus to happen or for things to move forward or for this government to be functional the sectarian divisions or the sectarian lines have to be crossed which protesters say hasn't happened and that is why they don't want the system anymore they say the sectarian system has led to corruption and now even basic problems in the country are difficult to solve like garbage like electricity like water as we have seen the protesters say on the streets somehow duty has resigned so the protesters have met one of the key got one of the key demands but what happens next so obviously the protesters are drivel and happy that side the city has resigned but they say this is only one of their demands because if the sectarian system is still the same and if the roles are divided along sectarian lines then this will just be reproduced and they say that nothing has really changed the next day what
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they want is a caretaker government made out of technocrats and not the same faces being recycled from the different political parties and the 2nd thing they want is a new electoral law for the new parliament to be elected that would not be according to the sectarian divides so that it would also lead to different different and different dynamic in parliament so to speak so we have to wait to see if this happens because changing the electoral law would be difficult sectarianism deeply rooted in lebanon's history this goes all the way back to the ottoman empire was in shrines in law in $1403.00 after independence and reinstated or sort of reaffirmed in 1990 following the end of the lebanese civil war from what he was saying actually what the protesters are demanding is a radical transformation of the political system and it says meanwhile saw that he has resigned not just this time but also in the past and then come back to office could that happen again i think this time is different i mean he has resigned
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before the last. when he resigned was in 2017 he was on his trip to saudi arabia his biggest his biggest ally in the region and suddenly he was in a tent in a televised address decided to resign at the time he cited iranian. involvement in lebanon saying that he feared for his life that hezbollah's presence has put lebanon in a difficult situation because of all of the sanctions that are put on hezbollah and many people or analysts and this believe that this was coerced sort of resignation because the arabia and iran are regional rivals and one of the countries where their rivalry is always played out is lebanon and this time however it's different he's resigning because the people wanted him to resign and if you listen to the different speeches the one that he gave yesterday and the one that he gave back in 2017 it's the difference between day and night he says you know i've reached a dead and. you know maybe the system needs a shock this is for the people now
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a lot of protesters have told me you know this doesn't make him a good guy he's still the corrupt politician that he was yesterday but this time he resigned because of the people and i think this time it might actually stick so the interesting time for levanon history thank you very much for bring us up to date on the latest developments there for him thank you. turning now to london and a report of a public inquiry into the tower fire has said in margins the response had serious shortcomings 72 people died in the fire more than 2 years abilities of fortune that covers the emergency response which the judge led inquiry said had systemic failures and was gravely inadequate our correspondent in london big mosque has this report. you know the people. i ran fell tower inflame the fire lost it all night people jumped out of the windows in
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a desperate attempt to feed the blaze joe delaney lived by and filmed it all just as he said the firemen couldn't get in because their key didn't fit and they seemed overwhelmed. it was just chaos because. you could just see that they felt they really this was so they all sort of paul did not want us and some of them were in even without breathing apparatus. breathing apparatus some of them didn't have helmet saving you see there joe delaney provided his video to the inquiry he says he wants to see the people responsible for the safety lapses brought to account that i was. just getting inside the tower. you know people in handcuffs people in courtrooms people in jail cells. you know people in print. because. the
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inquiry has had about a catalogue of failings that led to the fire spreading uncontrollably such as fire lifts for the emergency services not working but also that the building itself did not comply with fire safety regulations any criminal convictions that the residents here so desperately want to see are not expected any time soon they can only come out of a separate investigation that's being led by the police the inquiry report criticizes the fire brigade for a series of bad decisions on the night of the fire with disastrous consequences but many people blame the local council they say complaints made before the fire were ignored and that they didn't feel safe. when the facts were neglected totally neglected for decades they had intentions to sell it and therefore they which is probably waiting to phase out spent minimal money on it and gave it minimal attention because it was of minimal worth to them at the time as well we are in
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full occurred in a context of cuts in the context of privatisation in the concepts of deregulation and in a context of. residents of social housing will not listen to. local people hope that there will be real change in the future and they want to see faults like those in grunfeld tower remedied in other buildings to avoid a repeat of the disaster. and joining me now is phil muffy he's a former firefighter an advisor to the government on fire safety welcome phil now what do you make of the criticism leveled at london's fire service industry port. i think some of the criticisms are genuine. i think what's slightly odd is the entire emphasis being on the fire brigade the way it has been in the last only 24 hours or so there were holes in the regulations that clothing didn't comply
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with building regulations apply the materials were found to be flammable so the manufacturers are awful the people are sitting at the sole pull of press the reason it's called bow is because the people who received a copy of the report received it on monday that includes the reeve survivors relatives and called participants it was disappointing was that it was leaked yesterday before those people were able to speak out themselves because they all signed an agreement not to do so until today. and there was so much of anger and outrage when this tragedy took place to here as a growing some of that anger remains how much progress has been made in the u.k. to help prevent fires like a grand friends from happening again. not as much as most people would like to see particularly people living in high rise blocks there are hundreds of blocks that still have. seriously flammable clothing wrapped around them however having said
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that whilst some of the clotting materials which are in some restrictions have been placed on what can be applied to buildings and people have been waiting for things to happen in the in the management of these buildings the fire safety money's been was it was seriously questioned when this happened big things went wrong inside the building and there are elements within the report today such as relating to fire protection doors relating to the operations of lifts that will lead to an improvement in fire safety in high rise blocks so you yourself live in a high rise building tell us some of the action that you've taken in your own building following the grenfell tower disaster. well the design of the block i live in isn't dissimilar to granfer also it's a similar heights it's built in concrete built in the same period 50 years ago and using the same building codes and i took
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a really close look at the safety facilities within this block after the grim filter of fire happened and i found there were big big problems with the fire safety in fact everything that i thought might be wrong was wrong and the owner of the building has subsequently had to spend about 2000000 pounds over the last 2 years putting the right putting right the things that have been mismanaged and wrongly fitted inside inside the tower block. phil murphy a former firefighter and an advisor to the government in fire safety thank you very much for talking to have their cake you. japan may be viewed as the least ethnically diverse nations in the y. but it is also home to indigenous peoples that their own languages and cultures one of those groups is known as the i know they have a conquered by the japanese in the 9th century and only a few 1000 of them to maine mainly on the island of hokkaido.
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not scenes that come to mind when most people think of modern day japan in the woods of northern hokkaido shimon betts was on the lookout for deer. hunting is an integral part of the indigenous i know culture but so she quit his job in the construction industry 4 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a professional hunter it's part of his journey to connect with his eye new identity . or any there are member once a stranger said to me you know i knew that's disgusting i was shocked i didn't know how he could tell i was a new i was behaving completely normally being i knew hasn't always been easy but he was the bottom up but he. a recent census counted some 13000 i knew in hokkaido down by half from 10 years ago but it's believed the real number could be much
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higher since many people are reluctant to identify as i knew almost one in 4 say they have experienced verbal abuse. japan only recently recognise the i knew as indigenous and began encouraging communities to promote i new culture. a new museum is under construction and due to open next april ahead of the tokyo summer olympics. this hill overlooks a battlefield where i knew fighters were defeated by japanese invaders hundreds of years ago. i new artist taking part in a remembrance ceremony he says tokyo still needs to do more. so. without an apology from the japanese government i don't think efforts to promote the new culture will have much of an impact building the museum and hosting the olympics won't matter much but a formal apology would mark
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a real turning point in japan's history. but sue also believes the government should return land to the i knew to make hunting easier he's trying to do his part to pass on i new traditions to the next generation. i know. there are so many great things about the our new culture. for you. i want to preserve this wonderful heritage of them all the modern. i'm working on it in the hopes that it will lead to a greater understanding. that. these tens he's building are for a summer camp where he plans to invite young students to experience the i new way of life. coming up next on news asia a young woman in china inspired by krycek turned back she's working to save the was and hoping to inspire a 1000000000 on this to do the same. and india's capital delhi launches
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a new scheme to making bus travel more attractive for women but it is taking the right approach. that more coming up indeed i've been using a lot more international news for you at the top of the hour see you then.
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