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now mahdi army uses a new service it's called learn to drive it's called women passages only drawn by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven drivers. documenting street father john this book. was inspired to transform perceptions that we had the journalism to change to south africa and capture the fiber and see if the emerging black youth culture now is one of the people that their camp said i will be giving a speech to all of us to be swayed. by the new african photography not so much this time on al-jazeera. fear is over one hundred people killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern
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philippines caused by tropical storm time but. look you know just zero life from a headquarters and. also coming up in a move likely to raise tensions with russia the trumpet ministration says it's ready to sell arms to ukraine. sharp limits on oil imports and the smuggling crack down the u.n. approves more sanctions against north korea. and deep divisions emerge after an election in catalonia. tello in the southern philippines the death toll is fair to be more than one hundred following massive landslides and flooding caused by tropical storms have been most of the casualties are on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes over the last
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week as the typhoon season reaches its peak and reports. flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm tembin the towns of two baad n.p.r. on mindanao island the philippines second largest have been devastated dozens of homes are destroyed and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise we really want to go straight and we're trying to figure out. what. so many people that are really. at the height of the storm winds of up to eighty kilometers an hour uprooted trees and triggered torrents of mud and rock from a nearby mountain volunteers are digging with whatever they can to try and recover bodies power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts . there out there not to rush and the area is pretty wide yes in one province but in several provinces. we are having
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a hard time. there are areas that may have been. last week forty six people were killed in the central philippines in a similar storm the philippines is hit by around two dozen major cyclons each year on average many of them deadly but mindanao island home to twenty million people is where they hit the region is still recovering from type which killed more than seven thousand people and affected millions in two thousand and thirteen and all the worst of storm tendon has passed it will take a long time before this area recovers in time zero while the u.s. will provide ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities to defend against progress and separatists in the country's east russia responded that if the u.s. provides weapons to ukraine it will provoke you have to use more force the conflict between ukraine and russian forces has claimed more than ten thousand lives since twenty fourteen charlotte bellus reports. missile strikes hit
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a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school and medical clinic in. ukraine blamed the attack two nights ago on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of the three year long conflict . the us has strongly opposed it cools russian aggression in eastern ukraine blaming russia for violence that has claimed more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people now it will provide weapons to help ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the united states has decided to provide ukraine in hunt's defensive capabilities as part of a if it to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression. report suggests the support package if approved by congress would include anti-tank
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missiles. u.s. secretary of state ricks to listen has said russia's all keep ation of crimea or so the u.s. wants return to ukraine is a may just stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a difference that is hard to look past. or to reconcile and we've made this clear to russia from the very beginning that we must address ukraine that saying it stands as a single most difficult obstacle to us renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blamed russia for continuing violence in the dinette screech and today we focus on the issue crime because that's where the level of violence is simply it's risen this year's ai and it's up sixty percent we have to bring that to the end and this u.s.
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defense package appears to be their own. but one military analyst suggested it will do little to help ukraine and as a tactic by trump to show he's not in bed with the russians the truth is that this is not a game changer on the ground you create with a promise now really are just sniper rifles this is not going to change things on the ground in moscow knows that this is not striking fear and the heart of anybody in the defense ministry moscow russia issued a response warning that the u.s. decision will embolden kiev in the conflict and only increase the use of force shallop bellus al-jazeera. while president vladimir putin is speaking right now at the congress of the main kremlin party united russia to spell out his program as he runs for reelection let's listen in we but until that happens we have to make sure that we tackle the enormous potential of citizens and institutes lee have to
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make sure that we have proposal as a new approaches put forward. and there should be. an active opposition as well but an opposition which. not only. says that it wants to dispute the government. we know all about that but an opposition that has a clear positive program a manifesto just like to stress this that if we can secure a strong society we have to make sure that all these things are irreversible. which we have to make sure that we work for the benefit of first society and the people as a whole and make sure that we address social problems. we have to make sure that we don't go in for just a hot air and we have to consolidate society. and avoid the kind of opposition which would make the country plunge into chaos we know examples
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of that there are lots of examples around us and this kind of thing can happen very quickly. and in an unstable society i think their colleagues should just like to. stress the unshakable. principle of our society which it's built on and that is the force of the armed forces that we are not going to search for confrontation with any nation. but. to get their way our part you know so we world go strengthen the eurasian a customs union and into an economic union we are going to make sure that that broad base partnership is very successful. and make sure that our principles are confident trust we will never sacrifice and the security and the national interests of our people thank.
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you but i see that our people and that russia has a like a future that we have to make sure that we're void the demographic problems that have beleaguered us that's far. we have to make sure that the population grows the because it is on that basis that i have launched to support policies for families. i would go further all our policies in the social sphere in the economy must be named to making sure the nation is safe. and i mean by that the health service and. propagandized not a healthy lifestyle for the nation as
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a whole yes it covers. a modern kind of climate for enterprise. climatic problems. and housing housing a decent quality which would be accessible to the majority of the population and that. by doing. parity. possibility of increasing social support and putting way to stop. them before. we salute the new continue to work in support of people who live below the minimum wage we have to protect those people who are living in poverty and affirm the unity of our society and. the situation when
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a man who is properly skilled qualified receives a miserable salary where he can't make ends meet. the russian president vladimir putin speaking live from moscow addressing the seventeen congress of the united russia party that's the main kremlin party he was swelling out his program as he seeks reelection next year he was focusing mainly on domestic issues saying that all their policies in the social sphere must ensure that the nation is safe but what he did also say was that russia is not going to search for confrontation with any nation and russia will never sacrifice the national interest of its people and which he actually received a rapturous applause for so just a reminder apologies about that just a reminder that the presidential election in russia takes place next year that's twenty eighteen in march and president vladimir putin had earlier announced that he does plan to seek reelection for a second consecutive term and a fourth term overall. well the u.n.
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security council has unanimously passed new sanctions in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution put forward by the u.s. includes measures to cut most of pyongyang's petrol imports north korea's already under u.s. u.n. and e.u. sanctions after several nuclear and missile tests this year mike hanna has more from the united nations but what is being a sometimes divided year for the security council draws to an end with a display of unity the resolution on north korea tightening sanctions passed unanimously and tighten the sanctions it does there's a massive reduction in the amount of refined fuel that is north korea would be allowed to import also a trouble bat an asset freeze on a number of individuals and one entity the north korean army will this resolution followed intense talks between the united states russia and china to ensure that
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all were in agreement with the text. today for the tenth time this council stand united against a north korean regime that rejects the pursuit of peace the camera seen continues to defy the resolutions of this council the norms of civilized behavior and the patience of the international community their arrogance and hostility to anything productive has set their country on a destructive path the resolution also did not rule out dialogue committing members to pursuing the six party talks north korea south korea japan the us russia and china coming together in some form of dialogue the u.s. still insisting though that there must be a sustained to say sion of north korean missile development before discussions can commence russia and china for their part within the meeting insisting that there should be some president had
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a republican who has thanked his supporters after surviving an impeachment vote in congress who is accused of receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction giants autocrats he denies any wrongdoing or depressed has been at the center of a massive bribery scandal that's caused political upheaval across latin america. to see if we can say with calm and pride that our democracy remains standing dignified and strengthened but it all could have ended another way we were very close to traveling down another path that could have been deeply damaging for our political coexistence and our economy still ahead on al-jazeera no room to move why commuters in manila are railing against the city's overloaded train system. i'm john holdren in brazil were proposing to change the constitution put it right to cape women's rights to an abortion under any circumstances.
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welcome back we'll take a look at weather conditions across asia and the northeastern areas we've got an area of low pressure developing subatomic get through to monday would likely see some pretty heavy rain push through a good part of japan some snow on the northern flank of the system too and temperature wise well look at fifteen in tokyo so quite mild there once again but cold air behind this system further towards the west with that minus two is a mix in pyongyang beijing struggle there with a high of five shanghai further south probably won't reach double figures across northern parts of china and taiwan is all looking fine over the easter forty hours a few showers for vietnam but those tend to die away a lot of cloud around across more southern areas he said right across indochina but otherwise fine for the quiet weather conditions so yank on looking at highs of thirty one dhaka bangladesh twenty seven degrees as we head to across southeastern
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parts of asia the main concern is tropical storm tembin which is still closed there on the palawan it does then move across the south china sea to have a sniffin impact across southern parts of vietnam and be calm delta in particular so there's a circulation during the course of some days we head through towards monday that's when it begins to really have an impact on vietnam highs of twenty five thirty. in two thousand and one. friends around the. arab australians accused of being enemies within. and attacking the way of life were treated like we suspect we would all under suspicion struggling to adapt to their new found home. al-jazeera excuse the history of the lebanese community in australia. once upon a time in punchbowl and this time on al-jazeera.
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hello again the top stories on al-jazeera fears of over a hundred people killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern philippines caused by chopping storms and most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing the u.s. says it will give you crane what it calls in france defensive capabilities in its fight against poor russia separatists u.s. media reports that the new arms include anti-tank missiles. and ninety percent cut in pyongyang's petrol products imports and workers abroad to be sent home these are
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the highlights of the latest u.n. sanctions aimed at forcing north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs. the deposed catalan president has offered to meet spain's prime minister mariano de wholly for talks off to the regional election on thursday catalonia secessionist parties again won the biggest share of the parliamentary seats but failed to win a majority of the popular votes paul brennan reports from barcelona. when all sides claim victory who actually. he wins it's a question cattle lands are asking themselves today winning thirty seven parliamentary seats to learning is biggest single party is now the citizens party unity leader innes and amount us. but the three main secessionist parties together one seventy seats and so they hold the parliamentary majority council only has deposed president carlos priest or more celebrated in brussels where he'd fled to
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avoid arrest on sedition charges and he's made a new offer to the government in madrid and i get sent leadership and i'm sure that i'm willing to meet prime minister ahoy in brussels or any other european state that is in spain obvious reasons i'm willing to do it so that we can address this new political era starting in catalonia spain and europe it is an era presided over by political solutions not by common repression that we find ourselves in now the response today from the spanish government suggests dialogue might just be possible that new york been the person i would need to sit down with is the winner of the election and that's mr. i will make an effort to maintain a dialogue with whatever government comes out of these elections but as i've said before i will also ensure that we follow the law. on polling day voters of all
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sides spoke to us about wanting a return to normality with the results now in a straw poll of barcelona citizens found dissatisfaction with the outcome. without favoring one side or another i think they've hurt catalonia a lot with this independence issue you know. i think that the citizens party which one doesn't represent the majority of catalans i think the majority of people favor the probably independence party's opinion. i don't think it's a good result lift us parties have been marginalized and i don't see a solution for the differences between two clear blocks. so for now the spotlight appears to be on the attitude of the new catalan government i would say they will slide least that but this doesn't mean that they way to the announced today independence more but they will i think they got softer approach first because they
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were slightly less than fifty percent of the vault and they think that's important sank on because they're hard line by the money the government in these elections are produced a rather messy outcome with both sides able to take positives from the results but neither side able to land the kind of knockout blow that they might have hoped for everything now depends on the session this block and whether they will choose confrontation with madrid or compromise hope brennan al-jazeera barcelona daniella gascón is a political analyst and editor of the spanish edition of let us the press magazine he spoke with us about the political undercurrents and symbolism of today's football match between barcelona and rail madrid. there's always this symbolic element in this speak. you sound so you use that with all that it's not independence but they know now who was part of this from all over the world but also was
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a very well done symbol of catherine nationalists and has always said i really do want to keep playing in the in the spanish league not because they've been a more competitive. smaller one hundred. morning what it's about but there's always the. game. politically. minded about them better than spanish later said that they're looking about their owner wants their work honest to me of of god only and. i think it is very good at that point it gets. in this balance in this president but obviously now everything becomes much more politically sounds well the u.n. has flown around one hundred sixty african refugees stranded in libya to italy the group includes many women and children they were evacuated after rights groups condemned libyan detention centers as inhumane another flight is expected to bring
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more people later. they feel think capital manila has some of the worst traffic congestion in asia but its public rail system is also under serious strain despite hundreds of millions of dollars of government investment and as general allen's all reports commuters have had enough. every morning see a cruise lines up for over an hour just to get a train ride to work she says this has been her life since she graduated from school three years ago love love it takes me three to four hours to get to work going home it takes me around five hours. we took the train ourselves and the experience is overwhelming. more than half a million filipinos take this train every day that's more than doubled the allowed capacity we've spoken to passengers to say the situation is the greeting i the trains the engine died twice they tell us that everything is all right.
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the metro rail transit is the backbone of mandela's transport system it connects the southern part of the city to the northern side of the metropolis and the surrounding provinces but it is the most ill equipped a local study shows glitches and accidents happen at least ten times a week most of it during peak hours like this one. passengers have been filming their experiences videos like these online have gone viral raising fears that it could lead to a serious accident. the m r t has always been controversial it has faced allegations of corruption and bad governance senate investigations have led to cases being filed against government officials but none of these appear to have changed much in their early years. but
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in the last decade or so it was simple. a mature or. the personal projects there were serious up there but they bungled the implement there we're looking at all options like putting in a new provider within the next three to six months overhauling all the trains so we have right now probably buying new ones to replace the old ones who were president of the good the third to promises to build new reliance on the so-called build build build program he says his government is ready to spend the transportation experts believe none of these projects will get completed by the time to tear to steps down in twenty twenty two. so for the millions of filipinos like the crews who take the mit every day the hope that change will come. but they accept that it
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probably won't happen any time soon. again. to brazil where abortion is illegal but exceptions are made in the case of rape or if the pregnancy endangers the mother's life and now a congressional committee has floated voted in favor of constitutional change that could remove those options as john holeman reports it would leave brazil with one of the most restrictive abortion laws in south america. it will cool her emilia she suffered a double horror first rape and then discovering the child she carried was missing part of its brain. in her country brazil abortion is illegal but exceptions are made for extreme brain damage danger to the mother to life and in the case of sexual violence. that men emilia could terminate her pregnancy legally in a public health facility when i was really glad i found this place i was desperate
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i didn't know what to do here is more than the place for abortion is for women who suffered sexual violence they welcomed me not only with treatment but also with psychological help i'm still on the treatment because it's not at all easy. that could now be under threat brazil's influential bloc of evangelical congresspeople leading a push to amend the country's constitution they want to add that life begins at conception it's a counterattack against a proposal put to the supreme court by politicians and public prosecutors to allow all abortion up to twelve weeks. for us including this line in the proposal is a preventative measure because those people will try to discuss legalizing abortion they can't stop talking about it. but the pro-life politicians are not just playing defense defining life as starting from conception could alter matic lee make any
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abortion illegal. at the moment there are units like this one at least in brazil cities which offer women the chance to get an abortion under a very exceptional set of circumstances but if the constitution is changed then even women who have been raped or his pregnancy is in danger in their own life might be out of options that has government health professionals the plea worried yes that you know that if congress approves this changed. we foresee that women will look to climb to start. increasing their chances of dying the number of deaths related to illegal abortion in brazil ohio already and if the cases that are now allowed in the country become illegal we're looking at an academic. majority of brazilian simply don't see the issue got way it deeply religious country many consider life as sacred under any circumstance so congress is due to vote on the proposed amendment to the constitution this february it would need
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a two thirds majority in both houses to those on both sides of the debate holding their breath for what comes next john home and out to sea to receive. a new art installation dedicated to the plight of refugees has gone on display at a london church titled suspended the artwork features hundreds of items that belonged to refugees who made it to the greek island of les bose the clothing shoes and other personal items from a form a giant chandelier the exit bishan is raising money for a charity that helps refugees. i picked up. and was immediately struck by the head presence of where. i reflect the power of this to tell a story to the press a space x. rocket has lifted off on a mission to upgrade the world's largest satellite network the falcon nine craft
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was launched from california's vandenberg air base on friday carrying ten new satellites space x. as its one of the biggest tech upgrades in history but it was those sites in the skies over california in arizona that really got people talking the rocket created a light show. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera fears of over one hundred people killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern philippines caused by tropical storm tembe and most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing the u.s. says it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities in its fight against progress or separatists u.s. media reports that the new arms include anti-tank missiles a ninety percent cut in pyongyang special product imports and workers abroad to be sent home these are the highlights of the latest u.n.
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sanctions aimed at forcing north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs florence louie has more from seoul key question is how is north korea likely to react while in the past north korea has said these punitive economic measures will not have the effect of making it stop its nuclear program but rather will accelerate it now in august when the united nations security council vote to ban north korean exports of coal iron and seafood among other things its north korea responded by testing a hydrogen bomb a nuclear test and when the u.n. security council passed another round of sanctions in september north korea launched a missile test in nevada. president vladimir putin has been speaking at the congress of the main kremlin party united russia to spell out his program as he runs for reelection russians will go to the polls next march hooten is widely expected to win what will be his fourth time serving as president three palestinians have now
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died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces a total of fourteen have been killed since protests began over the us is decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital it's the third weekend of demonstrations in the occupied palestinian territories against the move. president had republican has thanked his supporters after surviving an impeachment vote in congress is accused of receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction giant altar branched he denies any wrongdoing of the breast has been at the center of a massive bribery scandal that's caused political upheaval across latin america those are the headlines inside story with house coming up next day with us.
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