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they look how they think and that's what we do we go in with five and a half months of demanding an end to an education system that was introduced to. latin america as a zero has come to fill a void that needed to be filled. on counting the cost of the world's fastest growing startup created a new labor market but can that business model clear the regulation roadblocks ahead plus the fact as a player as low prices enter a bull market counting the cost at this time on. the spanish government insists the planned catalonia secession vote will not go ahead.
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and i'm joined in this is al jazeera live from the house that coming up in just two hours international flights to iraq's kurdish region are set to stop baghdad on the pressure after this week's referendum there. plus. i appeal to the leaders of myanmar one of the military leaders to condemn incitement and racial it's of the violence and the old man. the u.n. says the rangar crisis is the world's fastest developing refugee emergency with more than half a million people fleeing to bangladesh. president trump eases a no that was making it harder for aid to reach puerto rico but getting supplies in isn't the only problem.
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at least twenty three rangar refugees have died and forty are missing when their boat capsized in waters off bangladesh hundreds continue to cross the border from him on some of told al jazeera they've been warned of an imminent crackdown in rakhine state diplomatic editor james bays reports. they died at sea men women and children fleeing bloodshed in tallahassee and the torching of homes in myanmar they made it onto a boat taking them across the water to bangladesh only for the vessel to sink this tragedy the un security council was told a result of a massive flow of people over half a million in about a month the situation is spittles into the world's fastest developing refugee emergency and a humanitarian and human rights nightmare the trumpet ministrations policy towards me and mar change sharply cheering this meeting with u.s.
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ambassador nikki haley demanding the prosecution of members of the meon mom military and the suspension of all arms sales to the country we cannot be afraid to call the actions of the burmese authorities what they appear to be a brutal sustained campaign to cleanse the country of an ethnic minority having heard those scathing comments lead me on mars national security adviser gave his response there is no ethnic cleansing and no generous eight in. and nick cleansing and genocide are serious charges and they should not be used lately human rights groups have been critical of the security council they say slow response has failed dismally to keep up with the scale and speed of this crisis both in terms of the ongoing human rights abuses and the resulting humanitarian
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emergency this meeting and in particular ambassador haley's comments increased the pressure on me but the council remains divided with some notably china suggesting quiet diplomacy may be the best way forward james pays out zero of the united nations russia went a step further defying the multiple reports from investigators on the ground and blaming rangar armed groups for many of the attacks on civilians in recent days we have received illustration of the fact that the celebration army was involved with the killing of civilians what was also found were caches of improvised explosive devices there is information that the extremists forced members of the hindu community in border villages to leave their homes and to migrate to neighboring bangladesh together with the muslims neither side is giving way in the run up to sunday's referendum on catalonia secession from spain the central government in madrid insists the vote is illegal and it will not happen.
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let me start by saying that on october first there will be no referendum referendum was called illegally the referendum laws and increase of convocation were suspended by the constitutional court catalonia is regional government is pressing ahead with the preparations it says more than two thousand three hundred voting stations are already farmers supporting independents say they'll use their tractors to guard the voting sites but at barcelona's port dozens of spanish police vans are lined up and ready to prevent votes from being cast. john hendren is following events for us in boston the government is insisting that the vote what happens now john. both sides are setting out expectations it's awfully hard to meet on the one hand the government says that it is going to spanish government that is in madrid says it will be able to shut down this vote that it will not happen on sunday that's
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going to be awfully difficult to do because this is a region of seven point five million people and as many police as they have out here it will be awfully hard to shut them down and the reason for that is because the locals here have been holding meetings talking about how they can make this vote go forward where they can hold those votes and cetera and much of that is being done in secret after the spanish government confiscated over ten million ballots they reprinted them here and the president of catalonia and that vote will go forward and we've got some new information on that new poll suggests that sixty five percent about two thirds of the people here who are of voting age say they will vote and that is about. ten thousand or ten percent more then we're going to vote in a poll two weeks ago that suggest people say they are more likely to vote and that
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might mean they've been a bit put off by the tactics of the spanish government here that is four million people that say they intend to vote very difficult to say how many will be able to carry that on because the spanish government has something like sixteen thousand spanish national police and civil defense forces that is in addition to the seventeen thousand local police those are the police that so far have resisted cracking down on the protesters and the pro independence movement and the police chief has said just today that there is a ban on the use of force by his own. those officers will not use force but we really don't know what's going to happen when the spanish national police and the civil defense forces do what they say they will do and that is. that people here are occupying in order to get. that we are speculating on ahead of the election if it goes ahead and not on sunday what happens off to sunday that.
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question on the one hand you have to ask how many people have to vote in this election in order to make it legitimate. president of catalonia says there is no minimum threshold but if there is a yes vote they're going to go ahead and declare independence within forty eight hours well if that happens they'll have to consider things like will they create an army will they join nature will they try to join the european union despite the fact that one country for instance spain would be able to block them from doing so will they have to negotiate all kinds of trade agreements and more importantly will unite in nations and the rest of the world see that as legitimate particularly under these questionable circumstances where we don't know how many people will actually be able to vote and where independence forces say they're going to boycott this election on the other hand the government of spain has some decisions to make jane one of them is really accept the outcome of this probably not if it's
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a yes vote will they come to some compromise will they try to give the people here of catalonia a better deal maybe a tax deal like neighboring basque country. as we've seen with jane it could take weeks months possibly even years before all that plays out and it's needed it john hendren from some of the issues in the story as well the kurdish leadership in northern iraq says it will not accepted the man from the government in baghdad to hand over control of border posts it comes as the last international flights leave the region by. flight ban begins baghdad has ordered foreign airlines to stop services but domestic flights will still be allowed to fly into ed bill and the move follows monday's kurdish secession referendum ninety two percent voted in favor of splitting from iraq baghdad is demanding the kurdish regional government cancel a result the central government also wants control of oil revenue from the region
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it says the vote was unconstitutional. joins us now from erbil international airport how is it playing out there harder. route to. coming out of the office of prime minister. this move is not to quote. the kurds of northern iraq to disrupt the flow of goods and trade people here differently many point. to say this is exactly why the kurdish authorities. try to. proceedings we so many people throughout the day ahead of schedule simply because they were afraid to be blocked
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able to return to their homes because they didn't want to go through baghdad international we spoke to the director of international airport. and this is what she had to say about what's happening here. that they don't have. the size of the airport or capability they cannot. with the increased number of passenger. many people actually banned by baghdad to go to baghdad. so that's not what other than speeding up the process as has been suggested way does this lead the leave the kurdish leadership as they are being squeezed. well they are screes but they also do have the support from the kurdish people and i think the more you see punitive meserve
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measures coming out of baghdad the more people will rally behind president. and from what i see and hear not only just the kurds of iraq but also the kurds of neighboring countries such as iran syria and turkey head of the vote some people were a bit skeptical about the timing whether this was the right time or not but since we're hearing this harsh rhetoric from baghdad and neighboring countries you do have people who are more and more in support of the president saying this is not about one person or one government this is about our future whether they're worried yes are they expecting problems yes indeed they are and i think this apprehension as how far things could go people do say this is a volatile region there are many problems surrounding the kurdish region from all sides and many do fear that those problems could reach home towns and their
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cities even though at the moment everybody is saying that the military confrontation is not on the table people do not believe in that right hala thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera leading with the tweets we look at how don't trump is changing the way u.s. presidents speak to the world. the land down under decides to lift a stray announces plans to create its own space agency will tell you why. welcome back we'll look at weather conditions across central and southern parts of china and taiwan plenty of showers around as you can see hong kong of those are going to pick up some showers on saturday sunday maybe a bit brighter. young see river valley got this area of rain developing that's going to be quite heavy also lots of showers across indochina at the moment for
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northern parts of vietnam laos m a m r particularly coastal areas is looking fairly wet here let's head across into south asia and still plenty of showers in evidence particularly across more eastern parts of india up into nepal bhutan and bangladesh they're seeing some heavy rainfall and at miramar too it's looking quite wet these areas will continue to see some heavy rain as we head on through saturday for the western ghats we've got rain southam and by then towards bangalore has been very wet in recent days but for central and northern parts of india and across into pakistan weather conditions are looking draw and fine and there are with highs of thirty five in delhi thirty two in karate here in the arabian peninsula the temperatures just easing off a little bit around the gulf states the humidity also just starting to drop thirty eight the maestro in doha and abu dhabi on the other side of the peninsula fine conditions for medina with high seer of forty.
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i just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same page where they're online what pollutes the u.s. citizens here and what pollutes people of iraq don't want and the same you join us on sat i was never put aside. because i'm darker than all the people. is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag eight a stream and one of your pitches might make the actual join the global conversation this time on al-jazeera. and again they remind you of the top stories this hour the u.n.
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says the rangar crisis is the world's fastest developing a refugee emergency more than half a million people have fled to bangladesh and began a military crackdown in rakhine state last month. spain's government insists a vote on catalonia secession will not happen but catalan leaders say more than two thousand three hundred polling stations are ready and farmers will use their tractors to protect the sites. kurdish leaders in iraq are rejecting a demand from the government in baghdad to hand over control of border posts follows monday's vote on suspicion which passed overwhelmingly foreign airlines have been ordered to stop flying into kurdish. u.s. president john trump has waded shipping restrictions to puerto rico to allow more aid to be sent to the island drone footage shows the devastation caused by hurricane maria last week the sixteen people died in the strongest hurricane to hit the u.s. territory in nearly ninety years food and water supplies are running low and three
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million people are without power but because governesses emergency aid is beginning to reach communities in need. we've been able to create access to is about these important so whether it's limited access. complete actions. certainly some areas still limited access but. military. have been able to get to the area important as well and picks up the story from puerto rico. this emergency center in queens goes about forty kilometers away from the capital is about to run out of fuel it's been without electricity since hurricane marty hit to port authority and right now people's lives here depend on a generator. brought her grandmother here a few days ago. the hospital is helping us but they are worried because they
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have no water and they are running out of these all they have told us that we may have to go many of the hospitals in the area had to shut down and people were brought to this is how it goes as a hospital in home goes. says that so far they have not received any help. the generator hears on c.p.r. we are trying to keep it alive to keep their emergency area going if i don't have diesel people i have to shut down and i don't know where these people will go there is no water no food no air conditioning no oxygen. what authority god is struggling to recover from a category four hurricane but for many help is not coming fast enough fuel is cars and so is drinking water the hurricane destroyed the island's electrical grid people here are desperate for drinking water they're using the stream to keep themselves all together some water to take back home to wash their clothes but they
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cannot drink it because they've been told it contaminated rafael torres served in the u.s. military. for over twenty years he says puerto ricans are not being treated as u.s. citizens. have served the army and for what to be forced to drink water that has excrement the stream has human waste among other things i'm not a second class citizen i'm a third class citizen. but if you recall it's part of the u.s. territory but it's not a state and many feel they're being discriminated the government says it has sent ships with aid and fuel u.s. president donald trump lifted what is known as the jones act that prevents vessels from bringing goods to the island and a standard coverage in some cases is giving the appearance that we're not moving fast enough but what i will tell you is that we are mobilizing and marshalling the resources of the united states of america in a way that is absolutely. a vessel fast and adequate but there are
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those who cannot wait much longer fuel and water are crucial to save their lives. and. at least thirty two people have been killed and another twenty seven injured in a stampede on a crowded railway bridge in india's commercial capital and its first reports. crushed against the steps of this railway overpass or the bodies of commuters flattened as a stampede of passengers pushed them to the floor. by police a falling concrete part of the house and people panicked thinking the bridge was collapsing a monsoon downpour made things worse as there were also people sheltering from the rain. because when the stampede happened because there were too many members of the public on the bridge and the people were in a hurry and wanted to get out there was no one helping they were suffocating a felony charge. of
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a commuter film the crowded bridge minutes before the stampede. it was the bomb by friday morning rush hour in the world's second most densely populated city this is typical. as soon as the bodies had been moved the bridge was open again a few blood spots the only indication of what had happened. the injured who had probably been on my way to work when our on their way to hospital. relatives of those who didn't survive waited outside to recover their bodies in the way minister says he's ordered a high level inquiry burnet smith. the head of the nuclear watchdog has raised the alarm over the fast pace of north korea's nuclear weapons program earlier this month pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb is a series of ballistic missile launches from so kathy novak reports. the head of the
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eye has been in seoul for a three day visit meeting with south korea's foreign minister and discussing the north korean nuclear issue they have both expressed grave concern about the sixth and most powerful nuclear test which north korea claims was a hydrogen bomb now the i.a.e.a. hasn't had direct access to north korea's nuclear facilities since its inspectors were kicked out of the country back in two thousand and nine but you know says that the most recent test shows that north korea is making significant progress with its nuclear program we do not have the capacity to determine if it is i'm. not but it is odious to me that eld is much bigger than the previous one it means that. north korea made a very rapid progress. combined with other elements
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this is the new threat and this is a global that north korea's foreign minister recently raised concerns about the possibility of the country conducting an atmospheric nuclear test when he hinted that it may be considering detonating a hydrogen bomb in the pacific and the south korean government remains on high alert for the possibility of another missile launch or nuclear test perhaps to coincide with key dates next month on october the tenth in north korea marks foundation day and on october the eighteenth china opens its communist party congress and in the past north korea has upstaged a major events in china with provocative acts the european commission chief john cohen junkers says it would take a miracle for breaks of talks to make enough progress to begin trade negotiations in the coming months he made the comments as european leaders arrived in estonia for a digital summit ireland's prime minister. agreed. i think i'm right that there's
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definitely a better value than a better mood coming out of the negotiations between the sober and yeah they would say this but i think it's still very evidence that. there's more work to be done we're not yet stage so we can say that such progress is being made to talk about the relationship the trade. the label to make that call a toll on so much later in the. irish budget carrier ryanair has until friday to change its compensation policy after thousands of its flights were canceled britain's civil aviation authority has accused the airline of misleading passengers about rerouting options but as admitted that the four routes are to be suspended after what it's called a mess up in the time off schedules for pilots regulators warn the airline could face legal action social media giant twitter told us congressional investigators it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to russia but a leading member of congress say that says that's not enough to suspensions are in
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reaction to the federal investigation into possible russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen presidential elections twitter has emerged as u.s. president donald trump preferred method of communication despite many calling for him to stop he uses it to promote and defend himself and bypass traditional media to speak directly to americans and the world that is only looks at the history of how us president chose to communicate. ladies and gentlemen the president of the united states when president franklin roosevelt wanted to urgently speak to the american people. he took to the radio. the power of we welcome change and opens in one thousand nine hundred seven president ronald reagan harness the power of television to give a historic speech at the berlin wall mr gorbachev tear down this wall.
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and when president barack obama wanted to talk to the american people about climate change and everybody he chose to do it on his first ever facebook video post this has been my backyard for the last seven years over the years the ways presidents communicate to people has evolved but when the history books are written about donald trump's presidency there will certainly be a chapter dedicated to little bluebird specifically his political use of twitter the most important role for a president of communication is not necessarily in swaying opinion but in setting the agenda and dictating what it is that americans in the media are talking. but trump's tweets are a window into his thoughts and were the subject of a recent satirical donald trump presidential twitter library exhibit in new york. the most famous tweets were framed in gold a jab at the president's love of bling even this puzzling tweet where he typed
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a word nobody knew how to pronounce let alone what it meant they are being read by so many people across the world or any fluency in policy or affected how we see him in other countries yes trump's advisers have urged him to slow down with the tweets warning he could be held legally accountable for any that prove to be misleading or false but trump's love of twitter not going away unable to tame trump's twitter finger a top white house official recently said anything trump tweets should now be considered an official statement from the leader of the free world. washington. private companies are leading the way with plans to put humans on mars aerospace giant lockheed martin wants to set up a base camp on the red planet and space x. founder elon musk intends to colonize mars much sooner than previously thought. him has more from an international space conference in australia industry heavyweights
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and space lovers converged on adelaide for this year's international astronautical congress the highlight of the event was without doubt space royalty entrepreneur and billionaire ilan musk he's long made it known he wants to make humans and interplanetary species to make sure we don't go the way of the dinosaurs now he says he'll start a colony on the red planet with the first human flights in twenty twenty four. or that the base starting one. than most horse ups and circling of the city then refers to the bigger. yeah and at that time tom foreman was. making a really nice first of all. lockheed martin to has plans to get humans to the red planet it revealed more about its blueprints for
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a mars base camp that will orbit the moon and act as a launching pad for human missions to mars it believes it can have an operational in a decade in about five billion years give or take the sun will eventually be going to a red giant it will expand and devour the earth so at least in five billion years we need to have somewhere else now how much do you need to worry about it in twenty seventeen fair question but that eventually you've got to get off the planet if we're going to continue as a as a as a human race at the moment all we have on mars two rovers like this replica of the curiosity and while there are many companies here that believe humans will journey to mars within this generation and possibly even colonize it there are doubts about whether mass should be considered a backup plan to. all missions to mars need the hope of one of three nasa deep space command centers this one is new strains capital camera it operates like air
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traffic control but the space sending commands and receiving signals from spacecraft and all the vital communications for any human missions to mars will also go through here i think one of things that journey to mars will tell us most especially is that really in reality earth has always got we have to look after this planet first and foremost going off to mars going to have to create a whole range of new technologies to survive in an environment that's trying to kill you every second of the day and there's no shortage of companies working on those technologies to keep humans alive in deep space technologies that if nothing else could perhaps be useful to. humans on earth two yard mo him out zero adelaide . well again the top story is spain's government is insisting that a vote on catalonia secession will not happen on sunday but catalan leaders are
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pressing ahead they say they've two thousand three hundred polling stations ready farmers are using their tractors to try to protect the voting sites catalonians foreign minister told al-jazeera the spanish government is disrespecting democratic rights the problem is this really doesn't want to talk about this they are denying any talks any dialogue on this subject matter i insist there is a demand in catalonia to vote not necessarily all of them to vote yes there is a huge there is a huge part that wants to vote yes but there's also a part of that wants to vote no they say there is no majority think that only for independence then the solution is very easy let the people vote and even no side wins we accept the result kurdish leaders in iraq are rejecting a demand from the government in baghdad to hand over control of border posts foreign airlines have been ordered to stop flying into kurdish airports it's part
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of pressure on regional leaders to cancel the results of monday's session referendum ninety two percent of voters backed independence at least twenty three rangar refugees have died and forty are missing when their boat capsized in waters off bangladesh the un has declared the ring a crisis the world fastest developing refugee emergency or than half a million people have fled to bangladesh since me and began a military crackdown in rakhine state last month the head of the world's nuclear watchdog is raising the alarm at the fast pace of north korea's nuclear weapons program earlier this month pyongyang said it had tested a hydrogen bomb. at least thirty two people have been killed in a stampede at a railway station in the indian city of mumbai twenty seven more were injured on a football pitch local media say it was triggered by overcrowding after heavy rains but a week is governesses emergency aid is beginning to reach communities affected by hurricane maria last week u.s.
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president donald trump has wavered shipping restrictions to the island so more aid can be sent sixteen people died in the strongest hurricane to hit the u.s. territory in nearly ninety years the headlines in new york continue but first it's going to the street. says all sorts. of simplistic narratives the listening post critiques the mainstream response exposing the influences that drive the headlines at this time on al-jazeera. is uganda going to have a president for life a proposed bill to amend the country's constitution that sparked an intense debate online tension in the streets brawls in the parliament and i media shot out. and here in the stream live on al-jazeera english and on youtube.

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