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threatens a border shut down as pressure mounts on the cards in northern iraq not to hold a referendum on independence. of weldon struggling to cope bangladesh imposes restrictions on range refugees were pouring in for me on my. police in london arrest a second person in connection with friday's two bombing. we begin in gaza are in a major breakthrough a lot has been a long and bitter dispute between rival palestinian movements hamas and fatah a mass which has ruled gaza for ten years has released a statement saying it is willing to end its feud with which controls the occupied west bank amasses agreed to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and to also hold elections. the hook but i was. made a courageous serious and patriotic decision to dissolve the administrative
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committee but how would the fatah movement and the president of the palestinian authority deal with this decision and with this egyptian effort we believe that muslin and fatah have a new test in dealing with the egyptian effort and with achieving the aspirations of our palestinian people in finding a united palestinian cause to become free to face all the challenges and most importantly the occupation and the settlements. high force that has more from gaza city. there are three ministries which have always been attached or reported towards the. based administration the occupied west bank administration of the fatah led palestinian authority the other ministries the other officials are so far reporting to an acting executive committee however they are both in words and indeed it seems ready now to dissolve it entirely be. spokesman the representative who deals with hamas in terms of the the instantly into the sign
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problems that they've had for the last ten years he is saying that stands ready to send the consensus government here it's just a question of working out the precise timings and they've been informed that hamas is ready to receive that government so it does seem at least that this part of the deal is ready to be implemented however there remain all sorts of obstacles in the detail of all this which could still cause problems as they have in the past when there's been other attempts to resolve the separation between hamas here in gaza and fatah in the occupied west bank well joining me now is al-jazeera senior political analyst on bashara and i want does this mean that it's the beginning of a different sort of palestinian government. you know we've had many false beginnings as it where a lot of force. political. diplomatic pregnancies of sort but be that as it may one hopes that this time around they the two main factions are so blocked
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with lack of options in any which way fight to have his biscuit it's a deadlock with israel it has an israeli partner with one concord it that way that in any our government that's probably the most radical government in the history of israel that the peace process has been frozen for a long time and now a new american administration offers no more than an autonomy to the palestinians so fatah is basically in a bind how much is also not bind in the gaza strip because it's basically bankrupt financially anyway and it's sandwiched between israel and egypt and basically has no access the rest of the world and it base basically feeling the squeeze so both parties feeling that they have no other options have turned inward it's really unfortunate that this should not have been their option. from the outset because there's nothing more important for the palestinians than assume to conciliation and
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this is very much an effort that was driven by egypt so how important is that in light of geopolitical changes in the region that's that's that's important and that's problematic because of course egypt is not doing things for the goodness of its heart or for simply the palestinian cause it's doing it because it wants to exercise influence over the palestinian issue it's doing it because it had put enough pressure on hamas in order for hamas to disassociate itself from anything that resembles the islamists in egypt because of course for the rest of our viewers around the world it's good to remind them that some forty to seventy thousand egyptians are in prison mostly from the muslim brotherhood after the crackdown of the morsi government so it's a very problematic very paradoxical situation whereby egypt is mediating between
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hamas and fatah but in the same time egypt has cracked down over hamas is partners in egypt the of the muslim brotherhood and we kind of mentioned this earlier that negotiations are in such a state perhaps it won't make any difference but does it help consolidate the palestinian position in some ways in terms of its dealings with israel perhaps even the u.s. but the last time around there was some real attempt at a policy and reconciliations there has been an israeli and american pressures on five to dissuade disassociate from hamas because as we know many still in israel and the united states especially. consider him us to be a terrorist organization so it's for many this is a nonstarter but for the palestinians and we know that from two thousand and six the palestinians under a bush era commendation back then condoleezza rice george bush ran an election and hamas won the elections interestingly. it looks like if there's an election held today as it's been agreed i must could win the elections today so one has to either
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accept the democratic game in palestine and accept but assume reconciliation in order to establish security and arrive at a diplomatic solution or not i think the best way forward for sure is but assume reconciliation elections and a common program that revolves around establishing a palestinian state within the one thousand nine hundred seven border with east jerusalem as its capital and a fair resolution of the refugee question the entire international community agrees to that it's good to see good time for the palestinians to really put that forward there was one thank you very much al-jazeera senior political analyst ron bashara now to our other top story this hour iran has threatened to close its border with the kurdish region of northern iraq should the semi autonomous region proceed with a referendum on independence the vote is scheduled for september twenty fifth despite calls from baghdad to delay it neighboring turkey is also calling the
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referendum an issue of national security and a grave mistake in non-con has more from a rebel in northern iraq. the iraqi prime minister hydrilla body reacted with strong words to the kurdish parliament's decision to hold an independence referendum on september twenty fifth if you challenge the constitution and if you challenge the board cuts off you are on the border of the region then there will not be this is a public and began to countries in the region to violate iraq because there is one which is very dangerous condition. of bodies were met with a mixture of defiance and anger in the kurdish region of northern iraq the president of the kurdistan regional government masoud barzani spoke at a rally north of erbil in the city of the whole. rejected our partnership not us if you have a look at the iraqi constitution it says the commitment to this constitution keeps the free unity of iraq we decided to live with baghdad but they didn't accept our
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partnership now they have to accept we will be good neighbors if they want to accept our partnership we won't be their servants turkey's president also voiced his concerns referring to his country's national security so you know. we will have a meeting with the iraqi prime minister mr a body in the united states and from what we can see our goal is the same our goal is not dividing iraq but now the northern iraqi authority is taking a step towards the separation of iraq. one source of tension is the disputed territory of coke cook which the kurds say belongs to them but is also claimed by iraq the kurds have been clear that the referendum will take place in part cook and have sent troops to the city but the local iraqi shia led militia says any ballot box will be seen as an act of aggression the international community also reacted the u.s. special representative to the coalition said that the u.s.
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would not support any referendum and in fact said that the iraqis should get together and concentrate on the fight against and that's also a view echoed by the british foreign office. across the kurdish region flags have been waving and nationalism amongst this distinct ethnic group is the fever pitch ordinary kurds and their leaders see this referendum as they most want a charge for self-determination and their own nation state something they've been striving for the navy a century however some party saying time is not now but they may back the popular movement that seems to be on track to hold the referendum despite the objections of iraq the united states and opposition across the region iran come out as it would be. heavy monsoon rains in bangladesh of added to the misery of hundreds of thousands of rain just stuck in makeshift camps refugees living in swamp like conditions having fled a military offensive in myanmar state almost eight centimeters of rain fell in
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twenty four hours and more rain is predicted over the next two days are also food and water shortages bangladesh government has announced restrictions on the movement of range refugees crossing over from myanmar is setting up new camps to house more than four hundred thousand refugees who fled ethnic violence in iraq going according to state media the ranger also barred from using public transport and looking for accommodation outside these cramped refugee camps bangladesh is prime minister sheikh hasina is travelling to the united nations general assembly to ask for more help to deal with the crisis the un has warned that about sixty percent of those who fled to children and they're facing severe health concerns tend to challenge reports. i meant go to polling area called. every day what you see over here private relief agencies trying to get relief to the growing i record every day like that it's not organized the red cross workers and the local agencies everybody is working very hard but really just not adequate the
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chaos. and ran across with this private trucks trying to deliver food and dry clothes yesterday three people died in the stampede one woman children at the same time bank of those government in a controversial move have told the police to arrest the movement of the rowing us across the country. and all the drunks and most of the other parts of the country does have started the biometric registration process that started several days ago they want to register each and every roy who have fled from me on my desk so they can keep an account where they are who they are and they want to confine them would in the. areas they don't want them to move around the country they wonder eventually able to send them back to me and this is a proof to show that these are me on my record going are refugees who have crossed over to bangladesh and the me on my side don't want them back. and fencing all
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across the border in the end refugees will be stateless people stuck between the two countries. so the come on the program crimes prosecutor describes the sexual violence committed. as the worst. conservationists are trying to say what was. going to a a good. hello . welcome back now as we look at weather conditions across eastern parts of china taiwan there is our tropical storm talim moving away and there we have the remnants of what was tropical storm docs are in adult series broken up across thailand and across me a moderate still giving off a lot of rain to the forecast yes quite
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a bit of rain still affect the area angola is looking pretty wet hanoi though should see dry weather conditions and across much of eastern china shanghai identified across the taipei it should remain largely dry and fine across more central parts of china we've got some rain developing so chain do we'll see some significant rain developing across into south asia and there were seen some pretty heavy rain down through the western ghats and some significant rainfall totals being reported here at the moment so as the forecast is concerned again central southern areas and eastern areas seen some pretty heavy rain showers still across parts of the poll northern parts of india fine delhi there thirty six and it's fine across pakistan with temperatures thirty six likely in karate here in the arabian peninsula quiet weather conditions obviously very warm and humid around the gulf states once again salada coming at thirty degrees cooler ocean currents there having influence and that should be fine for both mecca medina with temperatures of forty and forty three respectively.
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are watching al-jazeera quick recap the top stories now a mass which has ruled gaza for ten years says it's willing to end its feud with fatah which controls the occupied west bank and major breakthrough in what's been a long running and they said dispute. iran is threaten to close all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq of the semi autonomous area goes ahead with a planned referendum on independence. and the government in bangladesh which is struggling to cope with an influx of refugees is imposing restrictions on them barring them from using public transport and from the king for accommodation outside the cramped refugee camps. well now no stores are following households foreign minister says the international community is not doing enough to combat what he calls terrorism shaikh mohammad been on a funny cold on world leaders to do more he was speaking at a at an event in new york organized by the u.s. think tank the brookings institute. but how about that it must be terrorism is
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quite a frightening phenomenon and i'd like to say that violence and hatred in regions of attention has helped a lot in the creation of these terrorist organizations the international community and the world in general hasn't done enough to address this phenomenon and i regret to say that the more conflicts disputes and suffering that exist the harder it has the international community to solve the problem of terrorism the international community must adopt all necessary procedures to fight this phenomenon because it's a threat to individuals societies countries and it's a threat to the human race. roslyn jordan is live for us and new york and of course perhaps important to know was that the and near of cattle was also present as we're hearing these comments from the foreign minister take us through a bit more of what he had to say. well. i had to say in his keynote address was that it's not just enough to acknowledge
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that there is extremism that is born out of what he described as a very warped interpretation of islam the foreign minister also said that it requires every doubling of an effort not just by. not just by predominantly muslim countries but by the international community to deal with the root causes of this extremism dealing with poverty dealing with prejudice and bigotry dealing with opportunity and he said that this is essential if there is to be international peace and security one other thing that. was in this is where he says the united states could play a significant role trying to find a way to actually broker peace between the israelis and the palestinians he said that ongoing conflict is one of the core reasons why extremists are finding
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a way to attract followers and then to attack other people who don't share their views including muslims and the foreign minister that unless this issue is addressed the world will continue to deal with the problems of. other groups and he said this is not a world that anyone wants to live in. thank you. human rights groups say thousands of women have been right and sexually assaulted during the war in south sudan and those are just the ones they know about a blame the abuses own government troops of president and opposition forces loyal to president. many civilians have fled to seek safety in neighboring uganda from when malcolm webb reports. florence was through the bush for two days. to get to the faith refugee camp and you. and she told us that was after five government soldiers gang raped her along with four other women with change her name
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and hidden her face. my husband was following the should distance behind us when he came and found these men on me he told them to stop they grabbed him immediately and killed him with a knife. we had many similar stories from the people in the camps men tortured or killed the women gang raped by government soldiers who told them all ethnic groups other than there should leave south sudan people in this tent and all of that in the last couple of days there waiting to be registered the u.n. says more than a million of all right here in uganda since the conflict began health workers here say they think there are very many among them who survived sexual violence but i think just a fraction of them are coming forward. in recent weeks opposition troops of government forces near the border with uganda but ever since the conflict began in twenty thirteen rights groups say sexual violence has been
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a widely used weapon by both sides. and if the international says thousands of women girls and some men are victims a u.n. report last year said seventy percent of women in the camps around the capital juba have been raped the spokesman for the government forces told us soldiers who rape are punished and he question what we've been told in the camps. those claims to know for sure. without someone coming forward to. be made in that every day you come out. being told to say weird things about this family opposition forces have been accused of sexual violence too but the majority of allegations have been of sexual violence by government soldiers ken scott's a war crimes prosecutor who's worked on tribunals for many conflicts he investigated south sudan's conflict for the u.n. he says the sexual violence is the worst he's ever known it's at such a high level of incidents widespread. being going on for
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a substantial period of time not as isolated incidents. you know one can only. work crimes involving sexual violence are taking place. in the camps mary not her real name says she wants justice but doesn't expect it. she says she was raped by three soldiers he found her fleeing with her husband killed him and threw her baby in a bush. they tied up blindfold on my face they took all my possessions and stripped me. all on me after i grabbed my baby and lived i was naked now i have not. malcolm where al-jazeera west nile uganda. british police are searching a property in sorry after they arrested a second person in connection with friday's bomb attack on an underground train
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a twenty one year old man was detained in the west london suburb of hounslow on saturday night earlier an eighteen year old man was arrested at the port of dover the main ferry link to france on the london tube injured thirty people. has the latest on the investigation. well police are not saying much about this latest arrest we do know the counter terrorism officers of the met police arrested a twenty one year old man around shortly before midnight local time on saturday and that was in the hounslow which is southwest of where i am in central london it's also very near to sunbury on thames that's a suburb where armed police carried out a raid on a residential property on saturday and they also evacuated scores of people from around that area telling some local residents they had just one or two minutes to get out of their homes scaring quite a lot of people and the speculation amongst those residents was that they could
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have been looking for explosives police have made it clear that raid came as a result of the arrest early on saturday in dover of an eighteen year old man now we don't know much about him either but that was also under the terrorism act that man like the twenty one year old was taken to a south london police station police are keeping tight lipped they're still appealing to the public for information and for a video or images of the incident at parsons green tube station which might help them now on friday president trump put out a tweet saying that the people who put the device in the train were known were in the sights of the metropolitan police prime minister to resume a suggested that was unhelpful britain's interior minister has now done the same so they're clearly suggesting that people should not speculate until we know a bit more about the investigation u.s.
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president donald trump has taunted the president says north korea on twitter. president said he'd spoken to the south korean president about kim jong un and we called the rocket man trump said north koreans were queuing for feel prompting him to write too bad the u.s. has been pushing to come boil exports to north korea which has so far been resisted by its only major ally russia and china demonstrators have gathered in tokyo to demand the release of japanese citizens abducted by north korea issue has been overshadowed by pyongyang's recent military aggression and threats towards japan or mcbride is in tokyo the north korean abduction issue is a highly emotive one here in japan even forty years after they took place this was a bizarre series of abductions often from deserted beaches in northern japan by north korean special forces of any body they happened to come across people who were then taken back to north korea to help in their spy training program basically
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teaching north korean spy's countries speak better japanese now it was only fifteen years ago that the then leader of north korea kim jong il finally admitted that yes this policy had been taking place he apologized for it and subsequently a handful of japanese citizens and sometimes their dependents children born in captivity were released back to japan that according to your career was the end of the matter but for many people here in japan like these at this pressure group and other support groups they've often believed that many more people have been held in north korea that north korea has not accepted responsibility for and they're pressing for those people to be released by the concern for these campaign is that with the current standoff with north korea over its missiles and nuclear development program the issue of the abductions is being lost well prime minister shinzo of
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a came along here to tell these people that he for one has not forgotten. even if north korea keeps threatening our country we'll never forget about the abducted families from japan. goes to the u.n. general assembly where he says he'll be taking up the abduction issue it's also a session where he will be having a very important meeting with his south korean counterpart and with president from of the united states a session that will be dominated by the one question how collectively do they deal with north korea a session that could have very far reaching consequences. a lake in indian administered kashmir used to be the largest in asia hundred years ago since then it shrunk inhofe and his club with silt but it smith went to see whether the latest clean up campaign is working its water chestnuts season on the lake at the foothills of the himalayas. but the waters are getting harder to navigate all
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around as a growing mounds of silt this boy is jumping off one of them. and it's because of these willow trees. but the water was very clear here it was blue so pondar tells me as we walk over what was once a lake he was a forestry worker in the one nine hundred fifty s. hired by the government to plant willows to lay to harvest for firewood. i planted hundreds of thousands of trees but it was a mistake this has just brought destruction to. my heart that i'm responsible for planting. the willows choking the lake. in one thousand eleven will last surface area was two hundred sixteen square kilometers it's now half that. well our is supposed to be a natural flood barrier for the city of srinagar downstream. but the lakes defenses failed with severe consequences in twenty fourteen inundating the city more than
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three hundred people were killed if you look at the data over there and bear in mind is including the need you can see there diflucan see of the extreme events including the precipitation cloudburst floods is increasing so whenever we will have this type of flooding so the little bit goes up with this massive sedimentation is not able to absorb all the flood waters and that will if there does not take care of that will again lead to the you know massive invasion of the city in a good city. a small section of clearwater is the only evidence that anything has been done recently to clean the lake in recent years there have been attempts to restore well our lake but they have always ended up costing between tens to hundreds of millions of dollars of has never been enough money so this latest project aims to try and persuade private contractors to dredge the water and take part payment of willow trees in return but they're only going to start with one
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square kilometer we're getting remember special from public from god would do under to get as early as possible it is one really gives an idea how people are concerned and it would be taken for all the contractor will get two years to d. silt and up root the willow from there one square kilometer if the scheme works the government will extend it it'll take decades to finish perhaps not enough time to beat the next extreme weather event bernard smith al-jazeera. and the kashmir valley. as another quick look at the stories making headlines today has been a major breakthrough in what's been a long and bitter dispute between rival palestinian movements hamas and fatah a mass which israel gaza for ten years has released a statement saying it's willing to end its feud with fatah which controls the occupied west bank the masses agreed to dismantle the administrative committee that
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runs the strip and to also hold elections hamas the hook but i've. made a courageous serious and patriotic decision to dissolve the administrative committee but how would the fatah movement and the president of the palestinian authority deal with this decision and with this egyptian effort we believe that muslin and fatah have a new test in dealing with the egyptian effort and with achieving the aspirations of our palestinian people in finding a united palestinian cause to become free to face all the challenges and most importantly the occupation and the settlements. iran has threatened to close all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq should the semi autonomous area proceed with a plan referendum on independence from the from iraq the vote is slated for september twenty fifth despite calls from baghdad to delay its neighboring turkey is calling the referendum an issue of national security and a grave mistake heavy monsoon rains in bangladesh have added to the
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misery of hundreds of thousands of ranger refugees who fled from neighboring myanmar government has also place restrictions on the ranger barring them from using public transport and from looking for accommodation outside of their camps. police a search in a property in sorry after they arrested a second person in connection with friday's bomb attack on an underground train a twenty one year old man was detained in the west london suburb of howso on saturday night an eighteen year old man was arrested at the port of dover maine ferry link to france the attack on the london tube injured thirty people cattles foreign minister says the international community is not doing enough to combat terrorism shaikh mohammed bin rahman a funny called on world leaders to do more he says terrorism is a threat to individuals societies countries and the human race all those he headlines do say with us one east is coming up next but i'll be back
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