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that we note is not on saddam request and we will trigger article one five five spain's government announces plans to strip catalonia off its autonomy and take control of the region. you're watching al-jazeera life from a headquarters in doha i'm dreading obligato also ahead two days after at least eighty people were killed and eastern afghanistan the taliban takes credit for yet another attack pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif his daughter and son in law all indicted for corruption. a us university prepares to host the white supremacists amid growing racial tensions in the country. hello in the past few hours the council on government has ignored a deadline for madrid to. it's plans for
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a session it's been three weeks since the autonomous region voted in favor of independence during a highly controversial referendum well since the latest deadline passed spain's government says it will now invoke article one fifty five if its constitution so effectively suspending catalonia as political autonomy because a lot of president's car less. this man he's also threatened parliament votes on the clearing full independence should madrid try to suspend its rule and in the last hour the spanish government issued this statement. in fact that was from one you know the central government of spain noted this morning that the failure of the president of the castle government to the very clear request as to whether he would proclaim independence of the tone of this community in the absence of a clear response we note that he has no request and therefore we will continue procedure triggering article one five of the constitution to restore legality in catalonia may barker joining us from catalonia is capital barcelona so it seems
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that madrid has had to move on the ongoing silence from catalonia leadership and that's what we saw in the past hour. yes there has been growing frustration i think it's fair to say over the last few days we have to remember that this is the second deadline. several days on monday the leadership were requested to respond to demands from the madrid government to explain whether or not independence had indeed been declared last week just to remind you cause push him on the president of catalonia took to the stand in parliament declared independence and civil tameness lee we drew it suspended it saying that he would be very much in favor of talks and negotiations with the government but the answer from madrid repeatedly has been that they will not have negotiations they will not mediate with secessionists and now we've come to this
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uncharted territory the start of what will be the invoking of article one five five which will really be put into practice when the spanish government convenes on saturday for a special meeting of the cabinet but this is how madrid has explained its decision you've got the even now that he's going to go i mean the we deplore the efforts of the present government of catalonia to look for a confrontation with central madrid the government will do absolutely everything to restore the constitutional order and to overturn the law passed in september in barcelona that aimed at announcing the full independence of catalonia so we've heard from the spanish government in madrid we've yet to hear from the catalan leadership what are car less peterman's options. well is that his options of marrying every single minute but we get the sense that there are things happening behind the scenes we gather that some lawmakers in the
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coalition here have been asked about their availability over the weekend the indication is that they may be asked to attend a version c. gathering of the government here the message from catalonia has always been that if article one five five is initiated by the spanish government then they would make steps towards officially declaring independence and that means a vote in the regional parliament which could take place any time in the coming days but most certainly they are going to be jostling over the course of this day to work out exactly what options may be available to them when it comes to ordering catalans and most certainly the large number of people that voted for independence well i think we can easily say to expect demonstrations and to expect those demonstrations to be very large indeed ok you barkha thank you. at least
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forty three afghan soldiers have been killed in an assault on a military camp in my one that's in kandahar province the taliban saying that it was behind the attack jennifer glass covering the story for us in the afghan capital kabul how did this happen jennifer and what are you hearing about the latest death toll. during the taliban attack in the middle of the night at about three am and chast afghan army base in my one home to about sixty afghan army soldiers only two of them escaped the attack unhurt first the taliban blew up what they called an armored vehicle at the base and then they stormed the base a fierce firefight ensued the afghan ministry of defense say ten taliban fighters were. killed in that fight but forty three afghan soldiers killed nine wounded six are still missing only two. escaping that unscathed this is the third major attack by the taliban on afghan security forces in the last three days one hundred twenty
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people have been killed and all the bulk of them afghan security forces on tuesday the taliban attacked impact in eastern afghanistan detonating two humvees that they had presumably captured in previous engagements with the afghan security forces in that attack. sixty people have been killed for that forty of them police three hundred injured and on the same day in gardez another attack on the headquarters there on a district headquarters there killed twenty people fifteen of those police so one hundred twenty people killed so far this week alone daryn in taliban attacks the but the bulk of them afghan security forces been impacted three hundred people also injured many of them civilians. ok jennifer glass thank you. accord and pakistan has formally charged prime minister nawaz sharif his daughter
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and son in law over corruption allegations in july the supreme court disqualified saree from office for not declaring a source of income the investigation was sparked by the panel of papers leaks which long term to the ownership of a luxury flats in london serif and his family deny the charges. venezuela's opposition is refusing to swear in its newly elected governors before president maduro as powerful constituent assembly which it deems unconstitutional as socialist governments want out of venezuela's twenty three states in sunday's regional elections and that's despite polls putting the opposition far ahead they've refused to accept the surprise when alleging dirty tricks such as election center is being moved to dangerous areas at the last minute there is a bow has more from caracas. entered any constitutional assembly to swear in as governor of god i will be fair
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a morning happened in the middle of accusations of irregularities by the opposition . challenges anyone to recount the votes in his state that. you know how hard i worked to get elected there were thirty five points ahead and in forty five days i terminated them and what because of that i robbed the election the people committed fraud they had joint knowledge by victory today. it's just one of the eighteen you did governors who say their biggest job now is to help millions of venezuelans survive the current economic crisis was not a man of them in the by the by we offered to show up to be sworn in in the legislative council because they did not acknowledge. that night late in the league was because it was right. when the other be done way the opposition
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continues to denounce widespread fraud that it has been an observer in every election for the past fourteen years. but we are asking for accreditation on time but this time we were told that there was no time in three elections were shuttled to happen and then the constitutional assembly moved into october. government is changing the rules all the time the investigator of the ruling party's candidate won by one thousand four hundred seventy one volts the problem is that the third candidate who was also a member of the opposition got more than three thousand he had resigned to his candidacy and was still in the ballot. it was clear how the opposition was affected by the prohibition to change the ballots after the primaries but there is more the relocation of voting centers effect of the opposition nationally i be election results have caused
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a deep crisis within the opposition that democratic unity roundtable is an umbrella organization of more than twenty political parties. we have to do a lot of self-criticism because we should never have participated in an election that was filled with the regularities we should have been firmer. presidential elections are in one year the challenge is how to be death to stem that the opposition says has always been adapted to the government needs. a government minister from saudi arabia has made a first public appearance in rebel held parts of syria gulf affairs minister. visited syrian territory captured by kurdish rebels activists photos show him with brett mcgurk the us president's special envoy against i saw a fighter as have recaptured territory from my soul including iraq the group's self
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declared capital in syria has some how about has more from your turkish border with syria. there's been no official explanation of the visit. area but however we do understand that at this particular moment then there will be a need to rebuild. the united states of america is hoping to tap into saudi arabia's deep pockets to be able to rebuild the area that has been damaged by months of fighting between the. now. we know from activists. in iraq. where local officials and also. russian committee but this is an issue that could. be considered. one of the main kurdish factions operating within the coalition as a terrorist organization it could be also an indication of the saudi arabia is
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definitely going to play a bigger role in the future in syria still ahead on al-jazeera the un's human rights. council intervention the perpetrators of atrocities against. are not. weeks of political uncertainty new zealand has a new center left government and prime minister will tell you. that's coming up. welcome to look at the weather across asia now in northeastern areas you see this massive cloud and this is a slow moving weather system which is giving. across the eastern parts of the country so if you look at the forecast we've got. some rain showers and also some
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rain for sendai further north across looking dry and fine now for beijing conditions the korean looking good also fine in shanghai and not a great. changes ahead through into saturday although you notice beijing temperatures dropping away a maximum of just seventeen degrees now further towards the south across eastern parts of china the weather is still looking drawing from there's lots of sunshine here nice day in hong kong highs of thirty that circulation you see just on the edge of your screens that's a typhoon which is moving towards japan in the coming days so for vietnam weather conditions are looking good but as we head across into laos strike me and my bow we've got some very heavy showers coming in from a circulation in the bay of bengal so that's going to move further towards the north and through into parts of bangladesh for southeastern parts of asia where we saw some heavy showers across northern parts parts of borneo further south is looking dry fine across much of java valley highs of thirty three into carter should be fine in singapore.
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again the top stories on al-jazeera the spanish government says it will trigger article one fifty five to suspend catalonia as political autonomy the move comes after the catalan president carlos pure jamal warned his regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence if madrid did not agree to talks. at least forty three afghan soldiers have been killed after an armored vehicle exploded at a military camp in kandahar the taliban says it was behind the attack. pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif his daughter and son in law have all been charged with corruption they deny the charges the supreme court disqualified sharif from office in july for not declaring his source of income from luxury flights and london. while pressure is mounting on me and maher in the past day the united states the united nations and human rights groups have all condemned the violent crackdown on muslims in rakhine states the us secretary of state rex tillerson says his country holds me in
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mars' military leadership accountable. for the violence amnesty international accusing me in mars' security forces of crimes against humanity alleging they were engaged in the systematic rape and murder of hundreds of. almost six hundred thousand have fled to neighboring bangladesh to escape the violence our correspondent tanveer choudhry has been to see a long temporary shelter that's in cox's bazar here's what he found all this going to refugees in this temporary shelter crossed into bangor those within the last three days now they were confined when a place called on human part about ten to fifteen thousand already guys were stranded there for the last three days they were not allowed inside one of the start treaty because the bombing of the border guard confined them there not today the authorities decided to allow them in buying other starter is may designate a certain places for this nearly half of this to take shelter you know we spoke to
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some of the rowing who never had their tells of atrocities similar to what other refugees who came in recent days told us. that burning our homes in myanmar we can't do any business there anymore the security forces driven us out of our villages and told us go to bangladesh you're not from hand. this corroborates what the amnesty international latest reports about it find me on my i'm a systematic approach of driving the most women out from myanmar into bangladesh this fight all the international pressure and diplomatic pressure and nothing since me and my army since to be determined to drive everyone in your muslim into bangladesh the un human rights chief is threatening to seek the security council's intervention that's if the perpetrators are not punished as a that either hussein spoke with al-jazeera as mike hanna. the attacks by the
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american salvation army was met by a very methodical and well planned well organized response that did not seem to us to be anything remotely like counterinsurgency but a wholesale displacement of people from northern rakhine to cox bazaar and bangladesh and so it had all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing now what monitors had made clear as well is that it's not just the enforced removal of people it's also the destruction of their homes to prevent them from brittany i mean the confirmation of this will come in two forms one is harmony they're willing to accept back if it's only a trickle then this confirms the ethnic cleansing cleansing hypothesis and the second of course is that all of this would have to be confirmed when one day surely those who have committed or perpetrated these atrocities are holed up before
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a court and answer to a judge so that the victims can sense that to a certain extent justice will be served in particular for many years have asked that we not just have an office in the ongoing but they will be given unfettered access to northern rakhine whenever we feel when deem it necessary and this second part was not forthcoming when we made it an explicit request of uncensored she in october last year to send in investigators at a time she was telling the international community that the military had completed its operation in the wake of that attack last year satellite imagery made very clear that they had not yes and today. they received further information that what we're seeing in northern rakhine is still continuing what we have. and you still continuing reports of extra judicial killings reports of
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sexual abuses of the most horrific kind of course including rape this is still ongoing notwithstanding the claim that the military operations have largely wound down this does not seem to be the case but the idea that this could be conducted with impunity i think must be put behind us and and then if the authorities in myanmar resistant then security council should consider the measures of course to be applied sporadic violence has broken out around the northern iraqi city of kirk uhc days after it was taken over by pro iraqi government forces at least ten fighters were killed when their car was attacked and they turkmen political office was burnt down it comes as iraq's prime minister ordered shah militias to pull out of areas around the city and the town of singe are his government has admitted civilians were attacked during the operation to recapture
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a kurdish held territory charles stratford has more from erbil. sources in and around kirkuk telling us that shia militia groups now have left the city they've also left we understand the town of sin joy in the northwest of iraq this only older of prime minister higher abody following these allegations of violations being committed by some groups. an admission basically that violations have been committed and avowed by the interior minister to investigate these allegations is an indication of how tense these areas still are and also an indication of you know the ethnic diversity the ethnic tensions in and around kirkuk there were a number of groups inside the city took one and out of that a base the sympathetic to this operation that we've seen to be a rocky military do in the last few days. and i think it's also an indication of prime minister of the body wanting to show the international community how
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responsible he's being when it is such a potentially inflammatory situation in these areas that would dispute that announce full control of the iraqi government after weeks of political uncertainty new zealand has a new center left government and prime minister thirty seven year old just dern will be the country's third female leader the new zealand first party which held the balance of power following september's election has chosen to form a coalition with the labor party and the greens that ends the conservative national party's nine years in power to send durance hazara governments will focus on bringing new zealand's property prices under control. what will have been clear through the campaign is that we all agree that there is a housing crisis we all agree it was a role for the state to play and we all agree we need to build the scale of houses the form by being on receiving. on that regard we always see that we would
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prioritise putting in place that ban on foreign ownership of existing houses and that has not change the lot of repeats and has a challenger russian t.v. personality and socialites to send has announced she'll make a bid for the presidency in next year's election the thirty five year old liberal says russians are tired of the political elites and need change joined kremlin protests five years ago but stopped short of criticizing president putin who once worked as her father's deputy when he was mayor for indian refugees in the democratic republic of congo say they are not getting enough food to about four hundred thousand people have fled burundi since its political crisis began in twenty fifteen when president putin of currencies announced his bid to run for a third term autumn webb reports from the sunda refugee camp. these people say they've waited days to be delivered really here when we send a refugee camp in the democratic republic of congo after fleeing conflict in
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neighboring cameroon the they were keen to talk to us they were issued electronic cards by the un's well program for them to buy food if they stopped working and that's why they're waiting in trucks. renia brenda looks after a family of twelve like many she thinks she's a victim of fraud by humanitarian workers. they give us cards that don't work. so when we go to get food we get nothing and we go home hungry more than thirty thousand people live in the camp most of them were issued the electronic cards in july and which they're meant to receive fifteen dollars a month to come president told us people are now waiting for food trucks there's more than a thousand cars of since stopped working poorly pay nameless the first month there was no problem then we realized that there was some duplicate card to put up u.s.b. block the duplicate but other people why take you to these some people have not
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been southfield for up to three months then fighting between the army and an armed group in the surrounding area delayed the deliveries for days so when the trucks finally arrived. people were pleased. to program told us the electronic card systems worked well elsewhere but here we left some people hungry and waiting area manager told us it could be technical problems and the system makes fraud difficult and on likely. since the delivery made it they'll eat from now every family's given some sacks of this corn meal some of these split dried peas and a little bit of cooking oil and a little bit of salt it's a basic diet every meal is the same and
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a lot of the people that we've spoken to here say they immediately have to give some of what they collect away they've been borrowing food from their neighbors in recent days so they have to pay their food. that's what marie says she'll have to do with some of hers she has five children of her own and looks after five others one of whom is a baby and she found abandoned when running away from militia in burundi every day's a struggle here in the camp but at least today they'll have a meal malcolm webb al-jazeera to send in the democratic republic of congo. well u.s. police are on alert because a white supremacist is due to make a speech richard spencer is taking advantage of freedom of speech laws to appear at the university of florida it's his first public appearance since an anti racist protester was killed during a violent rally in charlottesville and gallagher reports. on the university of florida's campus students are doing their best to attend classes and study for
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exams but it's a challenge not to be distracted by increased security as authorities here brace themselves for the appearance of white supremacist richard spencer hailed from hearing our people here victory the leader of the so-called right spencer was one of the organizers behind demonstrations in charlottesville virginia in may the violence that led to the death of one protester this is spence's first major public events in scenes that shocked the u.s. the students just want this to go away and the university didn't invite spencer but have been unable to stop him coming because of freedom of speech laws as much as we abhor the rhetoric that mr spencer. spews we cannot maintain him from. saying some classes have already been canceled and students are being encouraged to stay away all my professors have been telling me about also all the security i see the national guard around now i saw him yesterday
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so i mean i feel like we're in a safe place a kind of blew my mind when i was hearing about it because i like because i think like oh i like that sort of things over way you know but it's not and it's so prevalent still local businesses to are encouraging people to stay away this bar is offering free drinks to anyone that receives a ticket dispensers event but doesn't use it i mean it's made things more difficult for us we still found by our pledge to people who get their hands on some of these tickets and would like to trade on used tickets for beer i will do that all day richard spencer is the prez. didn't at the national policy institute an organization labeled as a hate group it's thought his appearance will cost the university around half a million dollars in security there's an overwhelming desire here that richard spencer simply be ignored but he's already getting the attention he seems to crave this venue reportedly cost the national policy institute around ten thousand dollars to book and spencer's appearance will make headlines around the world
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however for those at this public university in northern florida the primary concern is the safety of students and ensuring that if there are protests they pass off peacefully and gallacher al-jazeera gainesville florida gordon downie the front man of the iconic kennedy and band the tragically hip has died of brain cancer at the age of fifty three. after. the musician and activist spent his final months advocating for we conciliation with indigenous people the canadian prime minister justin trudeau ordered the flags on parliament hill to be lowered to half last until sunset on the day off the field . he wanted to make it better he knew as great as we were we needed to be better than we are and that's why his last years were devoted to cheney well jack and to to reconciliation this is. something that i've
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certainly drawn inspiration and strength from. and we are. we hurt less as a country. with gordon downie in. the headlines on al-jazeera the spanish government says it will trigger article one fifty five to suspend catalonia as political autonomy the move comes after the catalan president carlos p. jamal warned his regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence if madrid did not agree to talks. in fact that was done when you know the central government of spain noted this morning the failure of the president of the capital and government to answer the very clear request as to whether he would proclaim independence of the tone of this community in the absence of a clear response we note that he is not
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a request and therefore we will continue procedure of triggering article one five five of the constitution to restore legality in catalonia at least forty three afghan soldiers have been killed after an armored vehicle exploded at a military camp in kandahar the taliban says it was behind the attack pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif his daughter and son in law have all been charged with corruption they deny the charges the supreme court disqualified sharif from office in july for not declaring the source of income from luxury flats in london. but as well as opposition is refusing to swear in its newly elected governors before president maduro as powerful constituent assembly which it deems unconstitutional maduro socialist governments won eighteen out of as well as twenty three states in sunday's regional elections that's despite polls putting the opposition far ahead they've refused to accept the surprise when alleging dirty
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tricks such as election center is being moved to dangerous areas at the last minute a government minister from saudi arabia has made a first public appearance in rebel held parts of syria gulf affairs minister visited syrian territory captured by kurdish rebels activists photos so i'm with brett mcgurk the u.s. is president's special envoy against eisel inside story is up next on al-jazeera. economic and. political power what with communist party congress may feel about china's leadership aspirations is america. this is inside story.

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