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zero. humanitarian situation you just get this thing off. the head of the united nations to immediately end the violence against the range of. down jordan this is down to zero live from doha also coming up why the results is available for rebuilding after hurricane very hugely from country to country.
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syrian troops advance on more talks to end the war are about to begin but will there be a breakthrough in a stop. and a show of strength from south korea as tensions on the peninsula show no signs of easing. the head of the u.n. is calling for an immediate end to the violence against range of muslims in me and over the last few weeks almost four hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring bangladesh to escape a government crackdown on groups in rakhine state. has more from the bangladesh me and my border. there's more stepped up activities of relief operation by local international and un agency within the last two days at least two plane loads of airlift of landed on bangor the day before yesterday haven't reached into the camps
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yet because of the logistics most of the material but. it's still very an adequate considering the number of refugees in that camp a lot of the food and other essentials been. from across the country we know the situation on the ground is still very fluid and volatile just night before last and i at least. drowned while trying to cross from me and mine to bangladesh and. among them ten bodies very ka-bar among them where mostly children and women at the same time within one week at least four rowing and one van where they should died in a mine explosion so this gives you an idea how how precarious and how sensitive the border area is and people are trickling down every day not in big numbers in a nation state but i place in groups of dozen or groups of fifty's and some cases just one family trying to cross this is far from over it's
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a welcoming thing that the u.n. has come down days and that is stepped up diplomatic activities because this will hopefully defuse the situation on the ground while condemnation from the international community has been swift many. behind the government of the military front slowly reports from young. the sign reads collecting donations for the displaced in rakhine state this charity drive is being run by a ministry in yangon six hundred kilometers from the fighting in northern recalling state but it's mainly for the rakhine the ethnic majority in the state who are mostly buddhists some thirty thousand of whom have been displaced. or if there was fighting here among who runs into a mosque would be killed but a monastery will save all who shelter their our religion forbids us from killing but i'm not afraid to walk past a monastery a church or a hindu or sikh temple but i'm scared of walking past a mosque. there are a few in myanmar who will speak out publicly in support of the. the muslim minority
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remain stateless and are largely regarded as illegal migrants from bangladesh the military crackdown which has been condemned for its brutality around the world hasn't drawn the same sort of criticism from people here but. yes they should carry out a security operation to eradicate terrorism if not they'll be no peace so that's why we support the military but the operation should only target terrorists not the whole muslim community. i support the military operation because terrorism is not good it's good to fight terrorism everyone should have within the law. the military and the government say the operation is a legitimate exercise targeting what it considers a terrorist organization the crisis in rakhine and the exodus of ranger refugees into bangladesh are being widely covered by the international media and yet here they don't get much attention in the local press and when they do that's usually
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a government that this article for example promotes a press release that people in northern because i have started to go back home to peace and stability have started to return to the area. but there's no mention of the hundreds of thousands who fled to bangladesh in under three weeks who now face in uncertain future and a daily struggle for survival. well as abraham is a senior fellow at the center of a global policy he says a stronger response is needed from the international community. the world's response has been extremely weak it is hugely unfortunate that we can know me on my own to the list of countries like rwanda and bosnia general ses in which the world was fully aware the united nations was fully aware were going on in new tame well they chose to do nothing and over the last few weeks we have seen over four hundred thousand when you have been ethnically cleansed from myanmar pouring over the border into bangladesh that is approximately thirty percent of the entire population this is ethnic cleansing on an industrial scale and it's completely
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unprecedented i'm very sympathetic to the people who say look i'm going suki doesn't have much control of the military the military still who would considerable power in that country but despite that we have to remember that suki esto the leader of the largest political party in the country she is the more conscience of that country she is the most famous citizen of that country and for hard to say nothing at all what's going on and in fact say that ethnic cleansing is there's no ethnic cleansing going on it's far too strong a word i believe a lot of our supporters people have believed in are people like myself will be hugely disappointed a fire at a religious school in malaysia's capital has killed at least twenty five people including students the school in kuala lumpur caught fire early on thursday morning the father public says the bodies have been moved to a nearby hospital it's not clear how the fire started. now in the wake of hurricane that people have begun to return to their homes or whatever's left of them but the effects of the devastation are still being felt and millions are still without
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power eight people have died after a nursing home in florida lost power during the storm that takes the death toll in florida to twenty. and the lives of sixty three people overall twenty six in the u.s. and thirty seven in the caribbean. well the caribbean islands took the brunt of her fear in leaving a trail of devastation in its wake some territories like the virgin islands have mother countries to help rebuild but an independent islands like bobby to recover it will be much more difficult john home has a story. prime minister gaston brown has brought other caribbean leaders to see what's left of the island. it was hit with the maximum force of hurricane brown says help is urgently needed today is what i consider to be a mangled wreck in order to restore it in order to rebuild and to ensure that we can relocate about it will take an enormous amount of resources. electricity phone
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lines of people's homes damaged or gone the situation is so precarious that the entire population has been evacuated turned which emerged unscathed brown who is prime minister of both islands says it will take more than two hundred million dollars to bring it back to life. the government's trying to take the positives out of the fact that more than ninety percent of buildings here damaged they want to implement an ambitious rebuilding program with high construction standards to guard against future hurricanes and one hundred percent green energy for the island the problem with that is cash they say they don't have anywhere near enough while other island nations devastated by the hurricane like martin in the virgin islands belong to receive help from developed countries doesn't have that support those islands are dependent territories they have them other countries to assist they have britain they have the netherlands france and a case of ants again by
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a small independent country with very limited resources. civil engineers have started work anyway assessing the damage house by house they're optimistic about the possibilities how long do you think three building of the. allotment depends on if i look depends india i believe within twelve months most of it could be that. not just homes but also jobs have been lost fisherman's boats lying ruins. really earned a living from his taxi that's gone now well right now i'm feeling it very very bad because what happened since that time the hurricane has passed and this is the we. don't bust right now and there's not much i can do right now until. i don't know how soon we're going to get back to bob you would. that's the question
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all of the living in government shelters with relatives you know asking the prime minister says hopefully in a few months but even then the rebuilding could take years john home and. jim is here as parliament has passed a controversial law granting amnesty to public officials accused of corruption before the arab spring in two thousand and eleven dozens of protesters gathered outside parliament there upset of the ruling which also originally excluded corrupt businessmen from prosecution activists say the law is a setback to democracy the opposition shouted slogans before the session was temporarily suspended and walked out and protest. groups eisel and hezbollah have swapped prisoners near the province of darrow's or in syria they agreed to release them as part of a cease fire deal two weeks ago meanwhile syrian government troops are advancing further into isolate territory around arizona city the oil rich area is seen as to teaching the both russian backed syrian troops and u.s.
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backed opposition fighters and representatives of the syrian government and opposition groups due to meet again in the capital of kazakhstan on thursday the sixth round of talks in a start up brokered by russia turkey and iran is aimed at implementing lasting cease fires and so-called deescalation zones inside syria from a stana is child stratford. five rounds of twenty so far an astonishing have had little success brokered by russia turkey and iran the focus of discussions is ending the fighting in syria and complementing un brokered talks in geneva on the political future of the country. and that is exactly. which help to which how groups to reach some. technical agreements some details on the ground which basically lay the ground if you go shay sions a basic framework agreement on
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a stab reaching so-called deescalation zones in syria was signed by russia turkey and iran in may there's less fighting in some of the areas but syrians who have moved there expecting them to be safer say they continue to face and strikes and heavy gunfire. the opposition says the deescalation zone's initiative gives the syrian government forces an opportunity to make further military gains and they have refused any suggestion that russia or iranian soldiers could be part of any full monitoring the zones the northern syrian province of italy is potentially included in the plan but there are opposition groups in it that the international community and the syrian government say all terrorists and viable targets. as well as the talks here in cannes like stan seven rounds of un brokered talks in geneva have also failed not one of opposition groups and syrian government representatives
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held face to face discussions the main syrian opposition insists president bashar al assad has no role in a future transitional government the u.n. envoy in syria says the syrian government has not budged in its unwillingness to discuss the political transition the implementation of the plan for so-called deescalation zones will be at the heart of talks here again the complexity of the situation on the ground in syria and the lack of agreement over which countries could potentially offer troops to monitor the zones shows just how difficult reaching consensus could be struck at al-jazeera the start of singapore has named its first female president but the public didn't even get to vote and he is a former speaker of parliament in the lame minority singaporeans were supposed to go to the polls next week but he was the only candidate qualified for the first time the constitution was changed to ensure that only a candidate from the mill
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a minority was in the general to come president. pyongyang six the nuclear test earlier this month prompted the u.n. security council to step up sanctions against north korea south korea has responded with a show of strength releasing footage of its preparations for a possible attack from the north andrew thomas reports from seoul. this time it is south korea releasing video of a missile test film the south korean military says on choose day and in fifteen k. fighter jet drops a german made taurus missile which applies independently towards a practice target of south korea's west coast it drops on a rocky island so the south koreans exactly where intended to go we're going to see if the enemy carries out provocations those efforts will immediately punish them with a south standing pinpoint strike capability. the test and more significantly releasing video of it is designed to send a message that seoul is prepared to strike first in the event of a crisis it is
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a visual demonstration of the ratcheting up of tension and rhetoric on the korean peninsula on wednesday north korea condemned to the latest u.n. sanctions a statement from its foreign ministry called u.n. resolution two three seven five illegal and evil a he knows provocation that will strengthen pyongyang's efforts to follow this road to nuclear missiles at a faster pace without the slightest diversion in response to that south korea urged the north once again to break away from what it called a vicious cycle of provocation followed by sanctions followed by sanctions that a hint perhaps that more sanctions could follow the u.n. resolution with only a partial cap on chinese oil exports to north korea not a ban did not go as far as the south koreans wanted nor donald trump was nice to get a fifteen to nothing vote but those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately
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will have to happen in seoul. meanwhile it's life as usual people in south korea have lived with the threats of north korea's conventional weapons the decades and people here at least don't fail but conflict is imminent but there is a basis of new concern lesser rightly about what kim jong un will to his rhetoric is to be expected than donald trump what exactly does he mean by what ultimately will have to happen. the united nations sanctions will be difficult given china's potential that a military strike against north korea could provoke a catastrophic war so we asked people who though most worried about. is the one building a bomb so i'm more worried about him. worried about kim jong behavior but. here is affected by trump so i'm worried by both andrew thomas al jazeera so
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let's also to come here now it is there including the massive cattle and stand firm in that bid for independence or not stay with us. hello and welcome back as we look at weather across the levant and western parts of asia we see wanted to showers around but generally cross much of afghanistan iran through iraq it's all looking fine and again kuwait forty seven degrees celsius crazy temperatures still at this time heading through to friday there is a slight decrease in temperatures across q eight thankfully but by dan still it forty four eastern side of the med all looking fine there with beirut's a maximum of thirty heading into the arabian peninsula largely fine here too with our forty one is of my son in doha latif on the other side of clinch as well of see here lower humidity here with temperature in the low forty's for both mecca and
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medina into africa in southern portions it's all a confined recent conditions in cape town heading on through into friday not a great deal of change may see this low pressure system just give you the threat of showers or cape town but elsewhere sunshine across much of mozambique sami's about way thirty one the high end lusaka central africa we are plenty showers associate down in the central african republic through towards cameroon further towards the west looking fine for bamako in mali but across parts of west africa we'll see a circulation of low pressure developing so for lights of sierra leone also liberia there could be some heavy showers developing here. russian filmmaker and travels across his homeland to discover what life is like under putin the russian economy is in question. and. the fluctuating currency of the country struggles to make ends meet. in times of war and.
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we don't want to think what will happen when the bank takes away our flag. in search of putin's russia at this time. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories at this hour the u.n. security council is urging an immediate end to the violence against muslims in me and i join second to general antonio who called the situation catastrophic twenty four hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring bangladesh in the past three weeks. in the united states
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a criminal investigation has been opened after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home during hurricane. the facility in florida lost power when the storm hit and the air conditioning failed. and more talks to end the war in syria are set to begin in kazakhstan on thursday the sixth round of talks and a brokered by russia turkey and iran and they're aimed at implementing lasting cease fire so-called deescalation. french naval ship has arrived in a castle to take part in military exercises with the ameri navy and air frigate. into hama port area the minister of defense says exercises will take place at the base and in the qatari territorial waters qatar says it's working with france to combat terrorism and extremism. now this week marked one hundred days in saudi arabia egypt the u.a.e. and bahrain imposed a blockade on qatar accuse the gulf nation of supporting instability and supporting
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terrorism claims qatar strongly denies but are reacting to the blockade five cats artists have covered the walls of what was once doha's old fire station with graffiti there and a home reports. five artists one building and just days that's how long a handful of qatari artists had to create this explosion of color and symbolism to mark a hundred days of the saudi blockade on kutta was a big challenge to us in short days. and to express the feelings we spent. three nights without sleeping and thinking thank you so much coffee. the old doha fire station now the canvas for five larger than life. that these artists could turn around profession on this scale and in just ten days
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goes some way to explaining the depth of feeling here they say it forced them to create from the heart explaining an overwhelming sense of grievance and injustice that other gulf nations could seek to impose their will on all people in qatar. to be honest because i'm not really angry that's why i've said of the whole situation because. we are family we have families brothers sisters cousins or other relatives we have and other countries around us but there is a sense of optimism too we will take the lessons from our mistakes and we will start over but we will start strong this time. like this piece featuring twenty different characters to represent everyone locals and expects alike all standing in solidarity against the blockade. saudi arabia
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said it's not the right time for an independent investigation into alleged human rights violations in yemen the netherlands and canada are backing a u.n. resolution from the international inquiry for the saudi ambassador said and national yemeni commission would be better placed to investigate meanwhile the european parliament has voted for an e.u. arms embargo against saudi arabia although it's purely advisory and non-binding. the u.s. government does all that it's departments and agencies to remove russian made cast first the lab products from their systems the department of homeland security says it's concerned the cyber security company has ties to state sponsored cyber espionage in russia because personally deny the allegations saying it has no ties to the kremlin and is not involved in cyber espionage. u.s. house speaker paul ryan says he doesn't believe deporting so-called dreamers is in the country's best interests president donald trump plans to end on a bomber era policy which protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who enter the u.s. illegally as children it's
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a decision which is spot outrage across the united states. i do believe that taking these eight hundred thousand kids out to countries that they've probably not been to since they were toddlers. in countries that speak languages they may not even know it's not in our nation's interest so i do believe that there's got to be a solution to this problem but at the same time i think it's only reasonable it makes perfect common sense that we deal with the problem that was the root cause of this which is we do not have operational control of our borders brazil's former president lula da silva is being questioned again by the country's top anti corruption judge who is the frontrunner in next year's brazilian election is facing multiple charges for allegedly accepting bribes the same judge sentenced him to more than nine years in jail in july for corruption. kind of feed i don't accept anyone saying that i'm trying to block justice because if i would not believe in justice i would not be in politics the president of the european commission has
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delivered an upbeat state of the union address saying the e.u. is back on track after britain's vote to leave. said economic recovery and unity between the members means europe is now ready to move forward all of this leads me to believe. you know sex we have now the window of opportunity but it will not stay open so. let us make the most of the moment. you know six a man as in spain's catalonia region have responded to threats of a rest in their bid for independence spain's top prosecutor says mayors who support an independence referendum must give statements to prosecutors or face arrest more than seven hundred continue to back the referendum which has been deemed illegal shala ballots reports. catalonia is mir's
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a standing firm against threats that they'll be arrested by spain's top prosecutor because of the a bid for independence. i got when i did that but i have nothing to hide when we have to go to declare we will say the same thing we have always said that we owe it to our people and therefore we will continue working so they can express themselves freely in the polls that as many as eighty percent of cats lands i requested it. the spanish supreme court has ruled the october first independence referendum illegal spain's public prosecutor jose manuel mansour isn't forcing that decision on wednesday he ordered police tourist more than seven hundred mayors if they failed to turn up the questioning over their continued support for the referendum. prosecutors earlier ordered the seizure of ballot papers and other voting materials mayors have also been threatened with charges of civil disobedience abuse of office
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and misuse of public funds a prison aboard faints if they allow public buildings to be used for the voters. past the drumbeat for independence is on the state people home or than a million people took to the streets of catalonia as capital on monday the regional government his resolution its belief that these people deserve a referendum. when more than seven hundred mayors are persecuted by justice then it's not the mayors who have a problem but the spanish justice system itself it's the spanish justice system that has a problem. catalonia last experience self rule three hundred years ago the wealthiest region in spain with an economy bigger than portugal grades spain's king philippe has spoken out about the constitutional crisis for the first time saying the spanish constitution will prevail and
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a unified spain is the pillar of its the ship with spain's government clearly determines not to let castle or near go it alone the question now as you move the region's me is be tamed by madrid's lake on three it's shelob ls al jazeera. there's a standoff in the united states of a driverless cars congress on the trumpet ministration want to get more of them on the roads quickly but a federal safety agency is warning that more regulation is needed before that can happen don estabrook reports u.s. transportation secretary elaine chao released voluntary guidelines on driverless vehicles that give auto companies more flexibility in developing them our goal at the department of transportation is to help usher in this new era of transportation innovation and safety suring that our country remains a global leader and autonomous technology the new guidelines are scaled back from
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the ones the obama administration announced last year they're also at odds with the recommendations the national highway traffic safety administration rolled out on the same day it wants a more active role in regulating driverless vehicles by making car companies install more safeguards the agency made the recommendation after finding that an inattentive drivers over reliance on an automated system contributed to a fatal crash last year so driving cars are an evolving technology and manufacturers are racing to mass produce them mr speaker i rise in support of this bill h.r. thirty three eighty eight the shaft drive act last week the house of representatives passed legislation that could get them on highways more quickly by blocking individual states regulations automakers including ford and general motors are applauding that legislation and the new transportation department guidelines but
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consumer groups are urging caution hoping regulators can provide a safe roadmap before they roll out of dealerships dian us to brooke al-jazeera. all the news of course on our website the latest on the range of prices on the me and bangladesh border there is on your screen the address al jazeera dot com that's our jazeera dot com. the top stories this hour the u.n. security council is urging an immediate end to the violence against range of muslims and meanwhile join secretary general antonio who called the situation catastrophic only four hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring bangladesh in the past three weeks i call on the myanmar also oddities to suspend the military action and the violence appalled the rule of law and recognize the right of return
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of all those went to leave the country in the united states a criminal investigation has been launched after eight people died in a sweltering nursing home during hurricane. the facility in florida lost power when the storm hit and the air conditioning failed a fire at a religious school in malaysia's capital has killed at least twenty five people including students the school in kuala lumpur caught fire early on thursday morning the fire department says the bodies have been moved to a nearby hospital it's not clear how the blaze started to parliament has passed a controversial law granting amnesty to public officials accused of corruption before the arab spring of twenty eleven dozens of protesters gathered outside parliament there upset of the ruling which also originally excluded corrupt businessmen from prosecution activists say the law is a setback to democracy the opposition shouted slogans before the session was
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temporarily suspended and they walked out in protest. groups isolate hezbollah have swapped prisoners in the province of darrow's or in syria they agreed to release them as part of a ceasefire deal two weeks ago meanwhile syrian government troops are advancing further into eisel held territory around their resort city. area see no strategic russian syrian troops and u.s. backed opposition fighters more talks to end the war in syria are set to begin in kazakhstan the sixth round of talks in a standoff brokered by russia turkey and iran they're aimed at implementing lasting cease fires and so-called deescalation. brazil's former president lula da silva is being questioned again by the country's top judge. is the front runner in next year's brazilian election he's facing multiple charges for allegedly accepting bribes the same judge sentenced him to more than nine years in jail in july for corruption those are the headlines the news continues here al-jazeera after witness
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