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anchor: hello, and welcome back to "live from paris." let's take a look at what is making news this hour. one of asia's most prominent leaders has died of illness after 27 years in power. confirmed it in the last few hours per also, france announces it is gradually going to dismantle the refugee camp of ofais, and thousands refugees are migrants. and the acting prime minister of spain has failed to a
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parliamentary backing to form a government for the second time this friday, clearing a way or a possible third election later this year. -- for a possible third election later this year. ♪ anchor: and to our top story, one of the world's most authoritarian leaders, uzbek , has diedam karimov after 27 years in power. he was taken to hospital last week, suffering from a brain hemorrhage. confirmedment only his death in the last couple of hours. a state funeral will be held tomorrow. he presided over a regime for more than a quarter of a century, and his critics are accusing him of carrying out appalling human rights abuses
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while rigging elections. there were 10,000 clinical prisoners thought to be languishing behind bars. we take a look back at his life and legacy. respect the ruled stance with an iron fist for more than a quarter of a century and led one of the most secretive regimes. to power as the soviet party boss. the country's first president in 1991, when the soviet union collapsed. he leaves a sinister legacy. political opposition is banned, and independent media outlets are practically nonexistent. he was elected to a fourth term, winning over 90% of the ballot. rights groups called the vote a sham. in 2000 five, hundreds of antigovernment protesters were gunned down in a town. in the west, the u.s. was
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criticized about not speaking up duringagainst karimov their war on terror at the time. it is also one of the most corrupt countries on the planet, ranking 153 out of 168. uzbeckistan's -- economy is a mess, giving rise to a flourishing black market. the question now is who will reins. the over, they areke in uncharted territory. andrew withews= -- our report. reporter: this is not surprising, given the importance of the country in relation to russia, key for russia in terms
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of crushing terror in the region. said thismir putin kistangreat loss for uzbe and the region. this is ae said that potentially dangerous step, that this period of uncertainty, it is obviously very difficult to see what is going to happen next, and it is very important both for russia and for uzbe kistan that the situation is brought under control and that another leader is picked ugly. there was ahead of a committee who said that. we have had state tv reports that are running long obituaries, up to 10 minutes walk, and it is a born to understand. it is important news for russia. it is not all positive though in terms of how the news is covering this. they are talking about how islam
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karimov really played the west off of russia in certain situations, like letting the u.s. use a military base to transport troops and equipment into afghanistan, that crucially, and russian media says this is a key point again, that he was very tough on terror, and russia had an uncertainty, a slow burning insurgency, the north caucasus, very important for russia that they did have islam karimov controlling that, even though that came at a huge expense of human rights, as we just said. what effect will this have on the region in general, thomas? reporter: well, let's start with uzbekistan, to start. there are clans. while it remains unclear who is going to take this top position
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and rule the country -- and this sort of ethnic tension in the country has threatened to boil over into the neighboring, very brittle asian states. the010, for example, on border, 400 people died. 2010. and so, in this region, and as far as russia is concerned, and stan isas uzbeki concerned, karimov was able to islamism,m is him -- and some are saying that now that he is gone, there could be an increase in this tendency in the country. anchor: thomas, thank you. in ag on, and an explosion market that killed at least 12 people and wounded another 30.
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was safeppine leader and at a police station after the explosion, this according to his son. the incident takes place at a marco poloet at the hotel, which is located in the country's south. here in france, the interior minister says the government is to gradually dismantle the infamous jungle refugee camp in calais. they say they will continue with the plans to clear it. this is where a record number of refugees have been sleeping in dire conditions in the hope of reaching the u.k. the government says they will be looking to put them elsewhere in the country. this is not the first time the government has tried to clear the camp, as we report. reporter: france has been trying to clear calais' so called
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jungle. this was the scene 12 months ago. the entire area has since been that has had little effect. they are concentrated in the northern zone now, some 10,000 of them. the people here are entitled to one hot meal a day, and the life keeps getting longer. >> we started last year with had meals, and today, we over 3000. reporter: some have filed for asylum but cannot find anywhere else tuesday. many have the sole goal of reaching england. >> i am waiting to leave for england. i have not succeeded yet. reporter: and this is what those failed attempts look like. infrared cameras pick up the shapes of men clambering into a
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lorry as they try to close the door, but the vehicle stops. out then 40 people pour back. morning, local residents assess the damage. they have cut down 37 cypress trees. motorwayw them on the to force the lorries to stop,. calaisr: for many, the represents a seemingly intractable challenge. anchor: and failing to get a parliamentary backing for a second time this friday, the conservative party has ruled since 2011, and they lost t a third confidence vote, with 170 theavor, six votes short of
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required absolute majority. let's get more from madrid. y having failed to get the backing of parliament, what happens next? beorter: well, there will two months for someone to get the majority of the tar limits, rajoy as indicated he might go back to the parliament. we think they will put everything on hold until september 25, and after that, parties may be more willing to do deals. yerhaps the party may need rajo in the region, and they might be willing to lend five votes, which would just leave him one short, and we do not expect any changes until then. situation, listening to the speeches tonight, most of the commentators said, my goodness, it sounds as if we are already in an election campaign, and it
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looks like that third election campaign unless there is a change. that would be on december 25. watching some of the debate in a café, and people said this is extraordinary, to wake up on christmas day and have to go out and vote, with our hangovers, interrupting our celebration. they said they cannot believe it. they do not think this is going to happen. they think they will reach a deal before that. what impact is this having on spain, given it has been months without a proper government in place? >> they have bought be country some time that meant that the economy continued, and they were not as badly affected as they could have been, but now, the 2017 budget must be approved. normally, it is approved in the third week of september. and they are dependent on
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infrastructure money, decisions being made on energy reform, and people are getting very anxious, because they are saying, well, how will jobs be created with 20% unemployment, unless we get the country moving? and so even the prospect of having those two months ticking away is just making people very nervous. is reportingh morr from spain, thank you. and it is one years since a lifeless child's body washed up on a beach, and the pictures of that syrian boy finally changed the world attention towards the worst crisis since world war ii. soon after, germany opened its arms for those fleeing war or persecution, but the policy backfired, as we explain. image plastered on
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,he front page of newspapers instigating an outpouring of emotion across the globe. this was a syrian toddler washed up on a turkish beach. their father has lost his life, and their other son has slammed the international community for failing to stop the bloodshed. >> the politicians said after the death of my family, never again, but what is happening now? people are still dying, and nobody is doing anything about it. reporter: according to the international association on immigration, many have dad trying to cross the mediterranean in 2015, and drownings have gone up. 2016 the deadliest year on record in the central mediterranean.
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germany initially took the lead and the m mrant crisis. >> germany is a strong country. we can do this. threwer: angela merkel open the borders of the country, calling on others to do the same, and britain responded modestly, as well as france over several years. the chancellor of austin's open door policy did not last. after a week of unprecedented migration of migrants, she reinstated controls on the country borders, sparking a domino effect across the continent. has done little to help those in search of safety and a better life. migrants and refugees in in march, the european union had
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a controversial pact with turkey. to reduce the number of migrants crossing through the country, many are now shifting their attention to italy, where more than 100,000 people have arrived this year. but today, a number of countries across europe are facing an anti-refugee backlash. the fragile agreement with stem the flow, while the world's deadliest migration route continues to claim the lives of the innocent. anchor: the turkish military a militant group with a series of airstrikes and land operations in the country austria's southeast, another 30 wounded in clashes in one province, a predominantly kurdish area of the country. they launched a series of bombing attacks following the close of cease-fire talks.
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sububurbans are also -- simmering in the wake of a heavily contested election that saw a thinin majority win. according to a news agency, two people reportedly died in overnight clashes of the capital, bringing the total killedo five people since right broke out on wednesday. authorities have been trying to restore order. esethe meantime, the gabon government says those who left can now return home. this as the u.s., you went, and france are calling for greater transparency about the results. this as the u.s., u.n., and france are calling for greater transparency. reporter: they say the 30-year-old was killed by security forces on friday. >> they found my son lying on
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the doorstep. they opened the window. there were two men inside. they opened fire. the bullets are here. they cannot kilill us like dogs just because we are for the opposition. no. reporter: miley clashes have rocked the -- violent clashes have rocked the gabon capital. than 6000 was less votes. security forces have arrested at least one thousand people after protesters attacked the national assembly building on when they and set parts of it on fire. the government says order is now some restored and accuses of inciting the trouble. >> almost several months now, he this.en saying he has put in place a
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well-thought-out strategy, which consists of wreaking havoc. order is being restored, and we will make sure violence stops completely. reporter: a former ally of his father, he has been in hiding since wednesday, after he said his party headquarters were bombed by presidential forces. he and his supporters say the election results were rigged,d, 95 in his homee province, percent of the votes were from his province, withth 99% turnou. they are calling for individuals to release polling station results for greater transparency. anchor: let's turn now with business with kate. and you are starting with what sounds like a horrific story. anchor: it is a dangerous
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defect. samsung has been forced to recall its newest phone, the galaxy note seven, after reports of batteries bursting into flames after being charged. haltedd already shipments of the new phone and is now offering replacements for customers who already had it. we have the story. catastrophic battery failure and a pr disaster for samsung, with some of its mobile phones exploding, some on charging. they went into damage control mode. >> we cannot be working on a close analysis to distinguish devices -- we are now working on a close analysis. saleve decided to stop the of the galaxy note seven. reporter: it has been just two weeks since the galaxy note seven went on sale.
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now, it is being pulled from in several markets. given the unprecedented scale of the recalall, the stock fell off the market value on thursday alone. because of the incidents, south korean products will get a bad reputation. galaxy,t of getting a but i saw bad things happening. i am not going to get the phone anymore. samsung might not be facing a worst-case scenario. however, it could not have come at a worse time. apple is expected to unveil its latest phone next wednesday, something samsung had hoped their note seven would compete with directly in the final quarter of this year. e: apple is planning to fight a record fine this week from the european commission. decided to join
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apple on challenging the ruling. the tech giant was ordered to pay billions in that taxes. they say they are confident it will be overturned on appeal. on friday, irish ministers committed to having an independent review, and they said this is a broader fight for irish sovereignty. >> we should appeal the decision to the european court for legal clarity and legal certainty, and beyond that, i make no policy thesoever for defending right to appeal this, and this is about ireland. it is about us as a people. it is about usus as a sovereign nation, setting out what we think are appropriate policies to devise job opportunities and provide careers for our people. ate: the american economy added fewer jobs than expected, -- non-payroll
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falling short. slowdown fromarp strong job reports in june and july. the average over the past 12 months has been just over 200,000 jobs per month. did the unemployment rate remain stable at 4.9%, but the report comes at a critical time, ahead of the u.s. federal policy reserve meeting. they say the latest underscores weakness in the labor market and will likely discourage them from raising interest rates for at least another month. now, wall street has risen a bit since that jobs report was released. stocks are up by about one third each, andntage point they are thinking the interest rate will stay put. 40 closing up,ac and oil prices have risen, with brent crude trading up nearly three percent this friday.
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moving on to some of the day's other headlines, millions of public sector workers are protesting in india over economicic reform. they say creating a minimum wage go farome workers s did not enough. they also want social security and health c care for all. the prime minister says it is trying to open the country to private and foreign investment. russian president vladimir putin has called on oil production is to cap output, saying it would be the right decision for world energy. in a interview with bloomberg, he said he thought an agreement could be reachedith opec l later this mononth buthat t they shoud be allowed more leeway after it oil at ofmping more iran. and investigating two high-profile deals involving u.s. companies. the ministry of commerce is investigating about the chinese unit of uber.
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they will also be looking at the comcast planned merger with dreamworks, even though that merger would appear to have little impact on china. europe's biggest tech show has kicked off in berlin. tech giants from around the world are unveiling their twists on items like refrigerators and televisions, as well as 3-d printers, fitness gadgets, and virtual reality. we have more. reporter: it is the biggest consumer electronics show in europe, and this year, high tech smart appliances are generating buzz. touchscreen on its door, samsung is betting an internet connected refrigerator will change how consumers shop for their food. an internet connected device. ordering online, creating shopping lists, sharing memos. you have got family.
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all of that at the touch of a button with a 21.5 inch screen. the appliance can also stream music and movies, and try internet-connected devices, like thermostats and lights, and replace the family bulletin board with notes, that with a price tag of $5,500, all of this interconnectivity does not come cheap. the korean brand lg signature fridge has a feature that lets you look inside without having to open the door. >> it is a window. life up, and you can see what is in your fridge. reporter: virtual and augmented reality gadgets are the other big news at the fair. according to goldman sachs, the and arfor vra and -- vr
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gear can increase substantially by 2025. anchor: thank you. that is kate moody. the business news. i will be back with more news after a very short break. do stay with u8úxúqwueeewx
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