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and as with the country's agricultural sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations crude harvest at this time on al-jazeera. from the tropics of southeast asia to the vero islands in the far north atlantic when i went east meets the women who crossed the world for love and stayed to change a community. at this time i doubt is there a. the search is on for survivors in mexico powerful earthquake killed at least one hundred forty nine. eleven down this is. from doha also coming up. we will have no choice but to
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totally destroy north korea u.s. president donald trump takes aim at north korea and iran in his first address to the u.n. calling on the scourge of our planet. gaining strength hurricane maria nears the u.s. virgin islands after leaving devastation in parts of the caribbean. and the un asked me in law to allow it into the country to investigate what's been called ethnic cleansing of britain's unless. i powerful seven point one magnitude earthquake has hit mexico more than one hundred forty people are now confirmed dead the earthquake happened shortly after one p.m. local time near a publicity several buildings collapsed in and around mexico city a hundred twenty kilometers away dynasty reports. in mexico city survivors pick through buildings reduced to piles of broken concrete and dust searching for
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survivors the people they found were quickly carried away on stretchers eighty six kilometers south of iraq up parts of a road collapsed military truck sped to the town center to help search for victims in several collapsed buildings. president enrique pena nieto surveyed the damage areas by plane and promised government medical care to anyone injured. i've also instructed that lights be set up so that we can continue to help people all night and so we can also find more people below the rubble stay in touch follow us on social media will keep you informed hours before the quake hit many in mexico city have participated in drills on the anniversary. of a deadly one nine hundred eighty five quake thousands were to the city's streets in panic as tuesday's quake shook buildings and sent concrete from one high rise crashing to the street at a daycare center teachers escorted frightened children to a sidewalk outside for safety dramatic video showed smoke rising from several areas
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around mexico city seismologists say more than thirty million people likely felt the quake the epicenter was near the public town of robo so about one hundred twenty three kilometers southeast of mexico city the quake comes just over a week after another major earthquake shook the country killing ninety eight people seismologists say tuesday's quake was too large to be an aftershock from the earlier one official say it's too early to accurately estimate the scope of the damage and the number of casualties but they say both will be significant dian estabrook al jazeera well let's talk to what are the last aussies in mexico city and joins us via skype just tell us what you felt and saw the moment the earthquake struck it came in early charley unexpected because we usually have the early warning signal from the seismic alert system and this time it didn't
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happen so we saw liefeld the full blast of the slays me ways which were very strong and very long lasting. and there are reports herat of many buildings collapsing what have you been hearing there in mexico city yes many buildings have collapsed buildings and the death toll is continue continue to grow fortunately well a couple of schools collapsed and there were children inside there was no time to evacuate and so some twenty two children are now dead and even though mexicans are used to earthquakes i mean this time as you say there appears to have been very little seismic warning. yes the difference with all other earthquakes from the past is that they start moving very subtly and big momentum and grow to
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a full blast these key directly to or through blasts and are. totally unexpected and what about rescue efforts heraldo to try and find people trapped in the rubble what are you hearing there the red cross the civil protection entities in the federal government are all involved in the rescue efforts there are many people doing this. do rest of the population. has been told to remain at home were to stay away from the streets all right to herat allows us there in mexico city herat to thank you very much for your time thank you now the u.s. president has stepped up his rhetoric against north korea threatening to totally destroy the country in a highly combative debut speech to the u.n. general assembly donald trump mocked kim jong un describe young young as a deprived regime our diplomatic editor james payne's has more from the u.n.
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. donald trump is the thirteenth u.s. president to come here to address the u.n. and with the north korea crisis to tear orating he knew the world would be hanging on his every word the message is. since and this is coming together but once he headed to the general assembly chamber he's excellent see donald trump he had a very different message delivering a speech that astonished many diplomats by including an unprecedented threat to annihilate another u.n. member state the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the words were just the sort of
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language that earlier the u.n. secretary general had warned against fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings the solution must be political and this is a time for statesmanship. we must not sleepwalk our way into war president trumps foreign policy challenges a growing his critics say it's only of his own making he doesn't now just face possible confrontation with one nuclear power north korea but with a second one iran too as he continues to suggest he's likely to pull out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal the iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transactions the united states has ever entered into frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the united states and i don't think you've heard the last of it but leave me that receive strong support from israel's prime minister but only tepid applause from those in the general assembly so i've
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listened to countless speeches in the song but i can say that none were born or none were more courageous and forthright than the one delivered by president trump to do the un is normally a place of new aunts and compromise but president trance sees things in starkly black and white even some of the countries that are normally friendly to the u.s. are alarmed one western foreign minister told me that president trump's comments on north korea was unhelpful and a senior security council diplomat said to me why does he want to provoke two similar taney as nuclear crises james pays out his era of the united nations and kathy novak reports now from seoul on the reaction to trump speech. the south korean presidential office has issued a statement about donald trump's speech to the u.n.
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saying it was a firm and specific stance and going on to say that the length of time dedicated to speaking about north korea indicates how seriously the u.s. government takes the issue and then things to say that it reaffirmed the need to put maximum sanctions and pressure against north korea's nuclear and missile provocations now the president's office was specifically asked about that threat to totally destroy north korea and didn't comment just referring to this written statement north korea's ambassador walked out on donald trump's speech the north korean foreign minister is expected to speak at the u.n. later this week north korea has often defended its nuclear and missile program as needed to defend itself against a threat from the united states and now we have donald trump talking about the possibility of totally destroying north korea and now south korea's president has said in the past that any military action taken here on the korean peninsula must happen in consultation with south korea and that there will be no more war on the
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korean peninsula we will also be hearing from president moon later this week meanwhile u.s. soldiers are holding training drills with their south korean counterparts in an area near the border with the north pyongyang calls them provocative but the south koreans and the u.s. government say they will continue to thomas has more from punch on. they sorts of exercises with soldiers clearing an enemy village happen pretty regularly they're designed to get south korean and american soldiers working effectively so i thought i saw it but i don't happen in a vacuum and the soldier in charge of this exercise says his men and women are aware of the changing international context. there's no doubt that the coverage that we see on the news every day has increased concerns in the in the peninsula. and so i think it does a bit of more realism and urgency and importance to this type of mission in part
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this is genuinely about training but in part two it's about being seen to be doing this training and that is why so many media have been invited along well it's important for you to see the readiness it's important for you to see the rocky u.s. forces working together i think that it's it's it's bad for you to see that because it's of interest but aside from that this is plan training that's going to happen regardless of the risk till messaging going on isn't that you want the world to see these exercises going on even in time of heightened tension well regardless of the tension regardless of what's going on in the world these are exercises that would take place either way. this is exactly the sort of military exercise close to the demilitarized zone that the north koreans call provocative and they want to end but there's no suggestion they will certainly not from these american soldiers political masters in washington. hurricane maria is nearing the u.s. virgin islands with the wind speeds up to two hundred eighty kilometers an hour one
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person was killed by a falling tree when a category five storm swept through the french island of waterloo two other people are missing after the boat sank just east of the island well marie is also heading towards puerto rico the governor there is warning that the hurricane could hit with a force that the island has not seen for several generations and agalloch is that. as hurricane maria bore down on the caribbean island of dominique its prime minister said we dare not look out maria hit as a category five with sustained winds of two hundred sixty kilometers per hour mudslides and widespread damage and now a major concern for prime minister roosevelt skerritt described the effects of the hurricane as hallucinating and was himself rescued as the storm plowed across the island taking to social media he said his people have lost what money can buy and replace and now fears that people may have been killed north of dominated the french island of guadalupe was also pounded by the powerful storm it's still
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recovering from hurricane irma but officials say the scale of the damage is hard to quantify because i don't know that we have limited contact at the moment it's really very patchy we're in contact with our forces the firemen the military police and the police who are giving us some information but we have very little information at this stage across the region hurricane alerts have now been issued as maria continues its track towards the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico high winds tidal surges and power outages and now a potentially deadly threat as officials warned residents to take to shelters or stay in their homes here in puerto rico more than five hundred shelters a vote as this island braces for the most powerful storm to hit since one thousand nine hundred twenty eight hurricane graced puerto rico two weeks ago leading to the loss of power for a million residents some still don't have electricity but with a direct hit and now facing potentially far more serious consequences and the gallic al-jazeera san juan puerto rico. let's go to come here and al-jazeera including the first refugees are set to move from an australian run prison camp to
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the u.s. under a controversial resettlement plan. the last of the film pictures the best picture of the year in israel is the mounts by the country's culture minister we'll tell you why. from the waves. to the contours of the. welcome back across the levant and western parts of asia it's all pretty quiet at the moment still very warm across iraq and iran and into kuwait city temperatures that are staying in the mid forty's so when the caspian sea is already nice back of that thirty two degrees tehran is going to see a high of thirty one and it's finer on the eastern side of the mediterranean with twenty nine the maxim in beirut moving southward into the arabian peninsula temperatures are just around the forty mark for medina and mecca some resort
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temperatures on the other side of the peninsula for doha and abu dhabi but here again we see the humidity levels remaining pretty high and probably will be like that for a least a couple of weeks as we head across into southern portions of africa it's looking largely fine here too for cape town we've got so quite pleasant weather twenty two as a mix of so warming up a little bit here. fine sunshine across much of mozambique through zimbabwe and into zambia as we head on into thursday fine across in the movie there with thirty four is a high in winter now heading into central parts of africa we have plenty of showers here as you would expect with central african republic and also cameroon looking quite wet across west africa there is a circulation low pressure giving some rain across western areas but across dry weather highs of thirty four in bamako. there with sponsored by. well there are lying to us citizens here and what people. want in the
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same joining us. is a dialogue. and one of your pitches might. join the. mind of the top stories here on the al-jazeera. people. seven point one magnitude quake hit. just after one p.m.
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local time. in mexico just over two weeks. the u.s. president. of the u.n. general assembly taking aim at north korea. destroy the country threaten the u.s. or its allies strong words for iran accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and the region. is nearing the u.s. virgin islands with up to two hundred ninety kilometers an hour one person killed by a falling tree in a category five storm swept in the french. for more on one of our top stories now the u.n. general assembly another leader addressing the gathering on tuesday was. denounced the blockade of his country the mayor also met with the u.s. president has denied reports he warned the blockading states not to take military action against u.n. correspondent robin jordan has more. the america son. dhani used his address to
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the un general assembly to issue a complaint the g.c.c. political and economic blockade against his country is based on lies misunderstandings and made up news reports picked up around the region earlier in the year i think that i don't i think the crime was deliberately committed for political ends and was followed by a list of political debate haitians which contracting on sovereignty and cost worldwide astonishing and even so the emir said he was ready and willing to negotiate an end to the crisis now in its fourth month during a courtesy call the u.s. president offered his encouragement right now in a situation where we're trying to solve a problem in the middle east and i think we did it. pretty quickly trump said something similar when he met recently with the emir of kuwait who has been trying to mediate the crisis but at the start trump sided with saudi arabia the united arab emirates behind and egypt when they accused goth are of supporting
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terrorist groups has denied those claims physician complicated efforts by some of his aides to resolve the crisis but now there are reports trump may have privately warned the saudis and the immoralities early on to not attack. their reports the president denied with a simple no at the end of his meeting with the emir right here. meantime the egyptian president made only the vaguest of references to the crisis during his general assembly address i think it is impossible to in visit a future for the regional international order without a definitive and comprehensive come from terrorism this should be approached in amman to eradicate terrorism in addition to openly challenging any policy that finances terrorism oh that off is it media channels or safe. it's not likely an end to the crisis could be negotiated during the opening of the general assembly but at
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least it does seem that it's not something the security council will have to tackle at least not right now. at the united nations now a landmark speech on the range a crisis by million miles leader has done little to placate the international community u.n. investigators are demanding full access to investigate claims of human rights violations by the security forces turkey's president spoke to our jazeera about his concerns over the range of crisis and the response from me and. it is a very light statement by on sunday i wish she had made the statement earlier she has not made a very convincing explanation hundreds of thousands of people have fled me and of course the people need to feel safe and her statement did not reassure this we took the initiative and held a meeting on the ranger here at the united nations and we should a statement of declaration of the end of the meeting and with the declaration we have discussed what kind of steps will need to be taken i want to thank bangladesh in particular they've decided to reserve an island for the rakhine muslims fleeing
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myanmar and turkey will provide all necessary help along with other countries for those people who would be arriving on the island what is on their bangladesh's border with just bring us up to date now with what's happening there we understand the rain is causing even more problems for the refugees. indeed we were in the camp even yesterday and it's just a very very graphic scene off campus been inundated with water it's been raining on and off for the past several days the cox bazaar is located in the bay of bengal out of bay of bengal rather so it's very prone to bad weather and stormy weather and now a lot of the scams are actually in low ground by the roadside although there are hilltops available but nobody has made the effort to move these refugee camps up in the hills because they know they are highly vulnerable for the flood water in a coming down from the creeks and the u.n.
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said this is one of the. worst refugee crisis in recent history is the international red cross and. aid agency on the ground are just not adequately a-q. to face the challenges on the ground for just sheer number of refugees coming across from me on my own the question is it's been over. almost close to three weeks now why is the aid not coming lot of government international country. agencies have responded aids we haven't seen any weatherproof dance in any of the camps we have. in. most of the time so basically nothing but a rudimentary plastic sheet with bamboo that the children and the mothers highly vulnerable to this expose whether their report measles spreading the agencies have described the threat of cholera and dysentery affecting these children are very real even starvation that need to be an international appeal made by buying of
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those government again because the response is very poor very inadequate and very bureaucratic sometimes the government even not allowing some international volunteer groups coming here to gave aid and the risk from going to the camp like the consummate was prevented to provide aid in the camp just because of bureaucracy the situation is very critical on the ground still there thank you now the u.s. will accept at least fifty refugees have been held in prison camps on mount a sign and. the resettlement is part of a deal australia's prime minister struck with the obama administration. has more from sydney. well we've spoken to some refugees on linus island have told us that u.s. representatives told a small cohort this morning that they'll be traveling to the u.s. in the coming weeks they've been told to pack their bags and get ready to travel to port moresby the capital of p.m.g. on sunday ahead of their departure to the u.s.
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now straining prime minister malcolm turnbull said this morning that twenty five refugees from the ira and twenty five on mannus island will be travelling to the us he said it was good news and he thanked us president donald trump for honoring a deal that was struck with his predecessor barack obama but this is the deal that u.s. president trump had blasted as being a done deal it seems he is at least honoring it for these fifty refugees it's unclear though what the fate will be for the rest of the refugees on man a silent and. with just a few days to go before what's expected to be a comfortable victory for angular merkel in the german elections her main contenders on the left is facing mounting criticism for his campaign martin short has stuck on one poles about twenty percent simply unable to make any headway against merkel lawrence lee is a consummate exploring how many voters view the candidates. week off to week martin schultz has been working the crowds no lack of passion and little vs belief in
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a fad germany and a fair euro the crowd waves flags calling for quality jobs and pay a europe that works together. for germany better germany he says we can do this trouble is that's exactly what i'm glad. he different enough to go you know. it's like you know. sometimes. there's just too good. to good and. spoke for forty five minutes without notes fluent and driven in another country he might be seen as really exciting but here we can't get anywhere. above and so it's an extremely efficient way to be european parliament is respected right across the european side so let's get a time when many german voters are. sure about i'm going to have made me cry
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when we get. merkel's apparence invincibility is based on her capacity to outflank when a right wing politician says she wants to take in a million refugees how can the left objects. travel around germany and you can see how in this election merkel has managed to find a way of appealing to voters from different constituencies take climate change deep in the black forest villages have been allowed by government to own the wind turbines and sell the electricity from them and the solar panels back to the national grid for profits and. the consequence is the traditional left wing greens run local government in coalition with the conservative c.d.u. merkel has taken the green idea and used it to her advantage the green. hornet and they don't want. i want so back to the rally
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one of your supporters here just said to me that you're so close to merkel you might as well be married what would you say today if you didn't listen to a speech. one of my supporter said to you perhaps speaking with my speech and that's the reason why you think there is there is a difference between you and michael because people say you're too close so she's taken your ground i mean america is not taking my ground i'm going to be doing what i'm suggesting they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in that case at least martin shultz can take some consolation but his opponent has figured out how to please a very many people most of the time and that's very rare barnsley al-jazeera cultural now it's a film that's been denounced by israel's culture minister but that doesn't stop foxtrot from winning best picture at the country's annual movie awards the film had already won international acclaim that is tipped for oscar success force at reports
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from the israeli film industry awards in. it's the biggest night of the year for the israeli film industry the off year awards but this year showbiz is being edged out by politics samuel mousers film foxtrot has attracted glowing reviews abroad and at home it won the jury prize at the venice festival and is nominated for thirteen israeli officers but israel's culture minister has launched a bitter campaign against it accusing mao's of anti israel slander. yeah well create that folks will. form love after the place left at the reproductive who will love the sin of the doris foxtrot examines israel's relationship to its army charting a couple's grief when told a soldier's son is dead but he has sometimes surrealists been on life at an isolated checkpoint and crucially depicting a killing and a cover up the victims a group of palestinian civilians. in response rego this
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threatening to change the rules on government film funding not invited to the awards instead she addressed foxtrot's director live on facebook at the beginning of the saying you know israel you know the israeli army and you know how morally it is look when a paradise of established in a dark middle east and you dare to present israeli soldiers killing arabs at a checkpoint and then burying them and you call this horrendous lie and metaphor for all the ire that we regulars directing at fox trot it's far from the only artistic endeavor that she has a problem with israel's culture minister is taking aim at targets across the cultural landscape and i think that she deems to be anti israeli. among them a place staged two years ago by one of israel's highest profile palestinian theatres parallel time told the true story of a palestinian prisoner killing an israeli guard the army down theater found its funding frozen been withdrawn a decision it's challenging in the courts its chairman calls it an attack on
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palestinian cultural life. they just want us to be in silent. for ever and any time that anyone is doing anything that this government and those people it's not for them is they close the budget they don't give you the budget that the officers palestinian talent was celebrated. as was foxtrot winning eight awards including best film automatically making it the israeli standard bearer for next year's academy awards are a force at al-jazeera ashdod israel all the latest on the mexico earthquake on our web site that is on a screen the address al-jazeera. a quick recap of the top stories here there's at least one hundred forty nine people are confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake struck central mexico
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a seven point one magnitude quake hit publish state president and then he visited a school where at least twenty one children were killed and several others are still trapped in the rubble here as president made his debut speech at the u.n. taking aim at north korea donald trump said he destroyed the country could threaten the u.s. or its allies he also had strong words for iran accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region. the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to turn only destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the united states is ready willing and able but hopefully this will not be necessary that's what the united nations is all about. that's what the united nations is
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for. you know the u.s. president says the blockade on qatar will be resolved quickly he met with the emir of qatar been hammered out on the sidelines of the un general assembly denied reports that he warned gulf states against taking military action against cattle. in the u.s. virgin islands with wind speeds up to two hundred. one person was killed by a falling tree when the category five storm swept through the french island of. un investigators are demanding full access to me and to investigate claims of human rights violations by security forces un staff have started collecting testimonies from range of muslims who fled the violence australia's prime minister has welcomed the us will accept at least fifty refugees from prison camps on. the resettlement part of a deal that malcolm turnbull struck with the obama administration. president called
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it the worst deal ever. with a headline the news continues on al-jazeera after the stream. for the first time since world war two polls in germany predict that a far right party parliament. who are the alternative. and what impact will they have on german politics. and you're in the stream live on al-jazeera and you tube.


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