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water an essential resource for all humankind across europe pressure to recognize water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think that the european commission would be very very. water privatization on anybody they really feel. people who see every two years something to invest the profit of the one dollar. to the last drop on al jazeera.
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this is al-jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the al-jazeera news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes the u.s. accuses russia of tampering with a side to this expect a chemical attack in duma. but i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president fired f.b.i. director james comey says donald trump may have obstructed justice as a war of words between the two escalates. war and disease the growing fear in yemen as more patients are becoming resistant to antibiotics. and in sports stars the n.b.a. playoffs with unwanted career first james experiencing defeat in game one of the series as cleveland lose out to indiana.
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we begin this news. an emergency meeting of the global chemical watchdog is underway on syria in the last hour the u.s. representative to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or. accused russia of tampering with the site of a suspected chemical attack in early this month. inspectors on the ground in syria to investigate if chemicals were used on separately the e.u. is calling on russia to prevent syria from any further use of chemical weapons let's talk live not to say no harder she's in the lebanese capital beirut santa so what more details are we hearing about the chemical weapons inspectors in syria. well that team of chemical weapons inspectors they are in the syrian capital damascus what we understand is that they still have not visited the site the alleged site of that chemical weapons attack the reports we are getting is that that team may have to do that alleged attack later today but like you mentioned
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earlier the organization holding an emergency meeting at the hague they are discussing. the united states accusing russia of tampering with the evidence now we have to make clear when this chemical weapons attack happened or alleged attack happened the rebels were in control of they then surrendered and left the town and russian police military police entered and investigated the site themselves and according to russia they did not find any trace of chemical weapons in fact russia is accusing the united states of you know tampering with the credibility of the o.p.c. saying that you know its work undermining undermining its work we have to point out that the united states along with its allies did not wait for this fact finding mission to come up with its findings they carried out the airstrikes they targeted the chemical weapons facilities in and around damascus on saturday without waiting for the findings of the opi c.w. but we have to make clear that the o.p.c. mandate is only to determine whether an attacker. actually happened it cannot
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determine or apportion blame and say no so how is the syrian government responding to all this and it seems they're gearing up for more military action. yes the syrian government in a very comfortable position following the victory in eastern that was really a threat to the capital damascus now the rebels have been moved away from the capital and now what we understand is the army gearing up for a number of offensive offensives one of them is in the south of damascus they want to target i still i still controls a number of districts in the south of damascus they're also piling more military pressure on rebels in other pockets of territory in the northern countryside of homes in western culture moon what we understand is that they're telling the rebels there you must surrender or leave or else face the military assault so the government really celebrating in the streets of damascus and not just following those who have air strikes they're also marking independence day and like i mentioned since the start of the conflict the government has never been this strong or design to hold in beirut saying up thank you meanwhile the u.s.
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is planning to impose new sanctions on russia for continuing to support the syrian government's use of chemical weapons washington's ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley says they'll target companies involved in syria's alleged chemical weapons program so you will see that russian sanctions will be coming down the secretary will be announcing those on monday if he hasn't already and they will go directly to any sort of companies that were dealing with equipment related to assad and chemical weapons use and so i think everyone is going to feel that at this point i think everyone knows that we sent a strong message and our hope is that they listen to it french president emanuel micros taking credit for convincing donald trump to keep u.s. troops in syria only a trumpet said he wants to withdraw american forces from syria very soon. in a place you don't ten days ago president trump was saying the u.s. should withdraw from syria we convinced him that it was necessary to stay i think
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that on a diplomatic level beyond what happened abroad to those three strikes which are one element for me the most important thing we convinced him that we needed to stay for the long and went to. former f.b.i. director james comey has accused donald trump of being morally unfit to be u.s. president he says there may be some evidence that trump obstructed justice made the comments in an interview to an american network earlier launched a twitter tirade against me saying the man he sent should be jailed from washington d.c. government is on the reports. in a remarkable rebuke former f.b.i. director james comey is saying u.s. president donald trump is not fit to be commander in chief he's donald trump unfit to be president. yes but not in the way i often hear people talk about it i don't buy the stuff about him being mentally incompetent or early stages of dementia strikes me as
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a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on and i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president of the exclusive interview with a.b.c. news george stephanopoulos was part of the rollout of coleman's new book titled a higher loyalty truth lies and leadership in the interview komi says trump lies has obstructed justice and like to an insecure mob boss and he also says russia might have compromising information on the president do you think the russians have something on donald trump i think it's possible i don't know i mean these are more words i never thought i'd utter about a president but it's possible and he accused the president of wrongdoing of a possible crime yeah structure of justice hours before the komi interview aired the president unloaded on twitter calling komi a slimeball slippery and not. smart in one tweet trump insists komi committed numerous crime some self and needs to go to jail tweeting in part how come he gave
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up classified information jail why did he lie to congress jail in another message trump tweets komi will go down as the worst f.b.i. director in history by for trump adding with an exclamation mark for good measure you know more for him is that me yeah komi was fired by trump in may saying it was for his handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation but trump later said in an interview it was because of the russian vest a geisha and the firing prompted a series of events that led to the justice department to appoint robert mueller as special counsel overseeing the russian investigators that has expanded to look into whether trump obstructed justice by firing komi komi says trump privately asked him for a loyalty pledge trump denies this this isn't the first book to rattle the white house in january fire and fury sold more than a million copies in four days written by journalist michael wolff the book revealed
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salacious details that painted a picture of a white house in chaos khomeini's book however poses even more of a threat to the white house given it was written by the former director of the highest law enforcement agency in america and based partly off notes that he took after private meetings with the president the book is scheduled to be released on tuesday and certain to set off a firestorm in washington and beyond and particularly with an administration that seems to go from one crisis to another gabriel zonda oh al-jazeera washington and american pastas going on trial in turkey in a case that's heightened tensions between two nato allies under brunson's accused of espionage and having links to muslim clerics the two laguna and the outlawed kurdish group the p.k. k. goons accused of staged. a failed coup in turkey in twenty sixteen brunson faces thirty five years in prison if found guilty has denied all allegations. now an
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uproar has forced china's biggest and most popular social media network to reverse its decision to ban online gay content sina weibo china's equivalent of twitter received a huge backlash when it blocked videos from comics related to homosexuality the company said it was trying to comply with cybersecurity laws edge and brown has more from beijing. well reversals like this are very rare in china now things all came to a head on friday when sino weibo which is china's equivalent of twitter announced it was going to delete all gay themed content now this provoked a predictable outcry there were letters angry posts hashtags one hash tag in fact called i am going receive more than three hundred million views three hundred million before it was deleted on saturday so clearly online there was a lot of anger but as quickly as those posts appeared they were deleted now the
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company defended its actions by saying it wanted to create quote a clear and harmonious environment online and was simply complying with president xi jinping has new cyber security laws the internet has become a real battleground for the l.g. bt community and president xi jinping appears to have that community in his crosshairs he wants to clean up the internet he doesn't like what he's seen and so i think this this battle is by no means over it's going to continue and continue for weeks months and years to come now the l.g. bt community here in china says they are still persecuted and discriminated against even though it's no longer illegal to be gay in this country to be a practicing homosexual now china has one gay parade game archie year that happens in shanghai the next one is in june and now in other parts of the world world leaders take part in those parades it happened with justin trudeau in canada but i
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think it's fair to assume the for now you're not going to be see president xi jinping doing that. lots more still to come here on the news hour including how far fighters in australia are battling to control a bushfire burning near sydney. residents of gaza struggle to cope with a crippling water crisis plus. drinks all round as manchester city celebrate the premier league title with fans at the pub and they will have a sport still to come. on the former police chief of spain's catalonia region has appeared before a judge concerning his role in last year's secession referendum he and other probing dependance leaders facing charges of sedition and rebellion on sunday thousands of people protested in barcelona calling for the release of what they call political prisoners but the central government in madrid says they broke the
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law by organizing what it described as an illegal referendum. side the supreme court in madrid some sort of bring us up to date with what's been happening today. but as you mentioned the police chief did. those charges of sedition as well as being part of a criminal organization that is the charge that he's accused of so far but also we . at the supreme court we have the three leaders. attending a hearing today the former vice president of the region. plus two other leaders of civil society organizations which were instrumental in. arranging be illegal referendum. is accused of not just of rebellion a crime which carries a maximum sentence of thirty years imprisonment but also misuse of public funds he
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in fact the time. was the in charge of the budgets and approved two to arrange the referendum referendum the other two. p. and georgia the fact they're both also facing charges of rebellion as well but there there is also a lot of concern that with the states is that there is in catalonia remember of course that madrid has in effect taken over the region there is a sense that because there is still very much a limbo there is no not no leader nominated to be able to carry out some kind of resolution politically on this subject that it really affects the the three men who are facing their hearing on monday of those counts of rebellion and in fact it will be it will come down hard on them. that really. summarizes already the stress
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that these three are under with that because as far as they're concerned the spanish justice system here in madrid is not going to give way now and certainly at this point now they don't think with all the support that they received on sunday from the demonstration they're not going to use their positions now as well and as you saw you saw them meanwhile the protests continue on the streets those demonstrations there's been a huge amount of public support for those leaders. well that was just in barcelona there were at least three hundred fifteen thousand people that came out to the streets not as much as anticipated they were anticipated to be a million on the street by activists but still quite an impressive number came about mocking the six month anniversary of the imprisonment of the castle and civil society leaders they say the activist said they were joined also by trade unionists
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as well saying that in effect what has happened is that it's because they've become political prisoners because of their stance on this but the spanish government of course on the opposing side is saying well this really is much more of a clear cut situation they broke the law the referendum was illegal it is illegal under spain's constitution to in effect break away almost akin to something like i suppose the state of california is succeeding from the united states if you will but the danger is of course is that there is a law that they are being sort of in a way threatened with the most severe response of this that of of rebellion and if that indeed goes on that's going to make it's going to really impassioned people to sort of like to continue to demonstrate against it against that and also to ask for their release and the search for there to be less of what has been happening to. the pretrial detention which they're calling for that for the government to stop doing. in madrid. now there's growing concern among aid agencies operating in
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yemen about their ability to contain the spread of infection as more people are becoming resistant to lifesaving antibiotics the middle east poorest countries already fragile health system has been destroyed by years of war a saudi led bombing campaign has resulted in thousands of casualties previously manageable diseases have now reached epidemic proportions last year a million cases of cholera were reported is the worst outbreak in modern history while diphtheria used to treat the infection has killed at least forty eight people in different parts of the country doctors now have concerns about the over use of antibiotics elsewhere in the middle east and when coupled with thousands of injuries poor hygiene and a lack of access to clean water they're concerned diseases antibiotic resistance may spread beyond yemen but on in areas the medical coordinator for doctors without borders in yemen and she joins us now via skype from the capital of santa ana so how big is the problem of drug resistant infections in yemen and why is this story
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only coming out now. in yemen around sixty to seventy percent of them both are either infected or call and i organised and these are the same organisms one would find in major western hospitals but what's surprising is the prevalence and widespread situation we are seeing here in yemen we do believe that the main reason you have heard about now is because. agencies are focusing of course that bridges the response so there you got it terror and actors that are working in. it and many analysts point out that after years of bombing by the saudi led coalition that's crippled the food supply it's destroyed basic infrastructure and devastated the health system presumably and of that makes the conditions ripe for superbugs to emerge. of course well when you
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have an issue of over usage of went to bellatrix where you had the revolution and rational to cues in the west in the ninety's and two thousand this didn't necessarily reach me to a specially not yemen other than that the majority of the health facilities in the country are either destroyed or nonfunctional deal with the lack of staff and lack of supplies so we have an issue of patients not reaching the hospital because of the conflict itself when they do reach hospitals after this structure as are overwhelmed and other they would have provided the very expensive and specialized treatment that would be resistant bacteria requires so you have basins who are not being treated correctly and this has a huge impact on foretelling. and what sort of challenges then do these antibiotic resistant diseases place on a health care system that already as you say is struggling to deliver even basic primary care. so you have
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a system that is unable to offer proper secondary and primary care so this patients they have different types of needs they often have prolonged states so in our hospital instead of staying five days which used to be the average they stay up to six weeks far weeks sometimes even more than that to complete their at about equipment also they require high resource laboratories for these exactions to be detected and trained laboratory stuff which is going the country and more importantly these antibiotics are quite expensive and the absolute by direct of hospitals cannot provide them and just a final thought from it and i mean the problem isn't just confined to yemen is it we're hearing now of disease resistant bacteria emerging in other war torn countries across the middle east like iraq and syria. yes we have reasons to believe that this is a widespread issue throughout the middle east but specially in areas of conflict so our hospitals in jordan. syria and iraq have similar reports unary thank you very
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much for talking to al jazeera thank you. clean drinking water is a luxury in gaza waste treatment plants can't work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages which means that sewage is pumped directly into the mediterranean sea israel's ten year blockade on gaza has been blamed for the crisis in the latest in our water series shall start with reports from gaza. the hill who delivers filtered water to thousands of families of gaza with around fifty percent unemployment here he is lucky to have a job. the water from gaza's taps is on safe to drink because it contains dangerous levels of chlorine and sulphate. but the head says israel's ten year long land sea and air blockade has made people so poor many can't even afford to pay for his company's better quality water while there are now visual i know what our business
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is down up to sixty percent people can't find jobs and many of them tell us they can't afford war they say one day when they get money they will pay me back the. lack of money has forced gaza's municipality to call for the services it offers many people use water supplies at mosques where the filtering is more efficient. mohammed alawi and his family live in a shelter refugee camp he says also only comes for two hours every three days they get it and i did have to delay washing dishes clothes and even ourselves until water comes desire life. ground water sources in gaza a heavily polluted limited electricity and fuel supplies mean sewage treatment plants barely work untreated sewage is pumps directly into the sea. and the un says natural underground resources are at breaking point more than two
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million people live in gaza the israeli government says some of vital parts needed to build new desalination plants like this one may pose a threat to israel's security so they are banned international aid organizations say around ninety percent of all this is not safe to drink but this is one of three desalination plants. but because of the lack of electricity that's available it's only able to operate for around six hours a day. tens of millions of dollars worth of water infrastructure was destroyed during israel's war on gaza four years ago waste water seeped into the ground and experts say it's too early to estimate the harm that's been done and the palestinian political crisis is making the situation even worse from uscis ruled gaza since two thousand and seven and in recent months the fatah dominated palestinian authority has restricted electricity in gaza to force hamas into
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a reconciliation deal the will also need to help the body seems to fix the leak politike political situation from israeli palestinian it doesn't help to fix such important challenge which all stick to its hold cation would thought are suffering from. meanwhile many gazans have little choice but to rely on the kindness of water sellers like morehead who hopes one day they can pay him for the work he brings stratford al-jazeera gaza. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has attacked south american leaders calling them wimps said the u.s. imperialism material was barred from attending the summit of the americas in peru that ended on saturday he's almost certain to win next month's presidential election which many regional leaders have called a sham the main opposition is boycotting the vote. in many a long way to sort of in venezuela our spinners whelan's are in charge there are
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elections on may twenty fifth there will be results and what matters is that the institutions and the people of venezuela recognize them nothing more but leave the rest to me i'll take charge i will teach a lesson to the whims of the imperialists three commissioners from kenya's election board have resigned because of what they say is the board's dysfunction and leadership failure one of them is the vice chairman of the board the commission was at the center of controversy during presidential elections last year the main opposition candidate boycotted the runoff poll last october after accusing the board of failing to prevent irregularities police are investigating whether a bushfire threatening parts of australia's largest city was deliberately lit two and a half thousand hectares of bushland around sydney had been destroyed since saturday police say it's a miracle that nobody has been injured and no homes were destroyed and unusually hot weather has made it hard for firefighters to control the blaze under thomas has more from sydney. this fire truck is one of many that fought feiss of positions on
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the age of what's called the fire ground and at the other end of the hogs as far as the putting out spot fires in case the wind picks up again and sights that fire back towards people's homes now the main paltz of baseball though big was in an unpopulated area down there is a giant bowl of forest all bush as it's called they know many people live inside that along the edge of the reply and say but there are plenty of people who have had many fires here before i was talking to one man who's there to thirteen years and he's not in full life big thought he was almost relaxed about this one and it does get scary and stressful but in a few days it is back to normal you know forest fires bushfires as unknown here and unusual in australia but what is unusual is how late in the season this one has taken hold april the middle of all some it should be cool by now here it's not mid thirty's and when that wind picks up that's when the danger reignites in a few moments we'll have all the weather with everton but still ahead here on
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al-jazeera the warm welcome for some refugees in france. and the dismantling of what was meant to be a huge hospital how it's become part of argentina's slum problem. and sport the defending stanley cup champions for game then leave in the playoff series and you will have that after the break on that stay with us. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. but as winston looks set to pick up across the city areas we go into the latter part of the way the good news is that we've have had a few showers around and there will be more sherry rain coming in as we make our way through thursday and friday little clutch of storms there just to the south of save me and that's in the process of knocking its way further north with the other good thing is we have got the winds now coming in from
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a cooler direction the southwest the direction so temperatures much closer to the seasonal average. around twenty degrees celsius in the moment we had well for today we had to temperatures up around the twenty six degree mark twenty celsius there for sydney on choose day may be a touch warmer as we go on into wednesday at around twenty two degrees but bear in mind just last week we were getting up into the low thirty's so this really is something of an improvement there we go a few showers very close still the coastal fringes of new south wales as we go on through tuesday a southerly breeze if not an onshore breeze and that's got to be the case as we go on through the next few days i shall as well as a little further north was pushing up towards the gold coast a few showers there into brisbane dry skies come back in behind because we make our way towards the weekend we're looking at blustery showers. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. a society's progress is dependent on the quality of
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welcome back up at the mind of the top stories here on al-jazeera the u.s. has accused russia of tampering with the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack in duma representatives of a global chemical watchdog are holding an emergency meeting at the hague o.p.c. double inspectors on the ground in syria to investigate if chemical weapons were used but they still haven't been allowed access. the former police chief of spain's catalonia region has appeared before a judge concerning his role in last year's secession referendum and other probing depend as leaders are facing charges of sedition and rebellion. and china's most popular social media site is reversing
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a decision to ban gay content online sina weibo received a backlash when it blocked videos and comics relating to sexuality the company said it was trying to comply with cyber security. our let's return to our top story now the emergency meeting of the global chemical watchdog at the hague really challenge joins us live from moscow recently o.p.c. w.'s meeting at the hague what are we hearing from the russian side. well the russians responders to the accusations both from the u.s. delegation to the o.p.c. w which is that the russians of a centrally being tampering with the duma site and also to the u.k.'s delegation to the o.p.c. w which is accused the russians of basically not allowing the fact finding mission to get to do me yet will both of those accusations of push back from moscow so far
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the russian delegation to the o.p.c. w says the the us allegations are essentially the u.s. just trying to undermine the credibility of the fact finding mission before it even arrives at the site and against the u.k. allegations the russian deputy foreign minister has said that if there is a delay of these inspectors arriving in duma it's not because of the russians it's because of the u.s. u.k. and french air strikes over the weekend that's what has delayed this mission but i think it's interesting to say that you know the russians have been claiming for many days now that duma is basically now fully under syrian government control and that russian military police are patrolling the streets establishing law and order well what do you know on that day that o.p.c. w inspectors are supposed to get to duma and start their work there we're hearing
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on russian news wires that fighting has broken out in the area between rebels and government forces which is possibly going to delay the arrival of those weapons chemical weapons inspectors even even longer rory thank you. and russia is blocking access to a telegram that's a popular messenger service this is after the company failed to give security services access to use a secret messages russian media says moscow's communications watchdog has written to google and apple demanding their close access on their app stores telegram has strong encryption settings and is used by more than two hundred million people. an heiress to south korea's largest airline has apologized for pushing an employee join a business meeting police are now investigating choice humen she's accused of yelling and throwing water at a manager of korean air's advertising agency last month her sister was jailed in twenty fourteen for ordering
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a flight to return to the gate in new york because she was upset at how she was served a bowl of nuts what's the one who is managing editor at korea exposé that's a current affairs and culture magazine he's not surprised at the behavior of these companies have been in existence in korea for a very long time and many of its executives its managerial managerial families all their families have also been accused of numerous crimes in the past but ultimately what has happened in korea over the past decade in many cases families they are even though found guilty in a court of law often found hardened by the political class and often they go back to running their own boonies as they have always thought this was what has happened to all means sister which we all know are there a woman at the center of the not gate scandal who years ago she was convicted as you went to prison and she's been laying low for some time and recently and she went back to our marriage it was
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a shuns group which controls korean air so people are truly fed up with this cycle and asking what can be done to change it window immediate future the world's second and third largest economies china and japan have held their first title of economic talks in nearly eight years the talks in tokyo are sign of improving ties and the country's sometimes frosty relationship also comes against a backdrop of an escalating trade dispute between china and the u.s. japan and china have agreed a trade war would harm the global economy. the c.e.o. of starbucks has apologized after two black men were arrested as they waited for a friend in a cafe in philadelphia the testers are demanding and says but the police commissioner is defending his office's hoax to reports. these the mobile phone pitches that have starbucks on the defensive two men were scooted out of the cafe on day accused of trespassing they go on the to meet a friend and asked to use the restroom and they refused to leave called the police
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that friend turned up as they were being removed from the phone. after that video went viral starbucks went into damage control we're always working to create the very best environment in our stores in in our communities tireless efforts to bridge the opportunity divide for young men and women of color and i have never been more proud of this company and what they do and this incident does not reflect the spirit of our brand it was an unfortunate incident and will be sure to make it right. starbucks c.e.o. kevin johnson also apologized on twitter this was little comfort for protesters who rallied outside and inside the chain's coffee shop in philadelphia on sunday. the police commissioner defended the officers involved when the call was initially made in starbucks employees they told the males that they were we said they said. we are
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here so police get there and they're confronted by the same type of attitude in repeating your soul that they're not me in fact here's some let's rhetoric about you don't know what you're doing your dollar your lawyer or something to that record it isn't what we need to say in short these officers did absolutely nothing wrong but the commission a statement may have done more harm than good record the police commissioner said that the officers didn't do anything. i believe a lot of times when there's someone who's racist and shows attitude of bigotry they tend to use the system to then so opposition to a person that did nothing wrong i'm not sure this is just an isolated is issued but i think that whenever you have. a racial profiling situation it should be assessed not just by managers because that manager clearly needs to be fired but
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the police themselves the district attorney said the two men were released after their rescue to lack of evidence and starbucks decision not to go further with the case regardless though the arrests have sparked fresh debate about the treatment of black americans. out as their. the former u.s. first lady barbara bush is refusing the further medical treatment for failing health a family spokesperson said the ninety two year old will focus on comfort care it's unclear what help problems she has but she's been treated for heart and firewood conditions in the past. politicians in france will debate a new immigration bill later on monday the proposed law to reduce undocumented arrivals and speed up the process for asylum seekers but critics say the plans won't help refugees as they try to integrate into society but ashley butler reports from paris. for a couple of nights each week this is home fizzy mussa one published been hosting the seventeen year old refugee from ivory coast in his paris apartment for several
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months it's a warm place to sleep and a slice of family life for the teenager who's alone in the city. are doing for me is a big deal just people in france don't give anything to immigrants or people who are in need one of these family didn't know me and i didn't know them but he trusted me let me sleep in his home so he's on the long journey from ivory coast to europe he says he lost a close friend and saw many people die on the mediterranean sea crossing. one public found out about hosting refugees on social media and felt compelled to act. i don't do it to get something about it because i had to flee my home and end up in the streets in winter i hope that people would help it's a human shield in france whether it's the government or cities where we just don't care enough about this french charity say there are thousands of refugees sleeping in the street the paris city council provides some shelters but there aren't enough
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places the french government wants to see an end to camps like this it's proposing a new immigration law which would aim to crack down on so-called economic migrants but speed up the process for asylum seekers but some experts say that's simply the wrong approach. the key purpose of the bill is to trade the migrants and salem's the girls from going to france to build doesn't do anything to try and make the living conditions better for those who are here already. last year one hundred thousand people applied for asylum in france one third were successful for those granted the right to stay integrating into society is an additional challenge today carlos are bellairs studies at one of france's top universities but seven years ago he fled colombia after four months in paris sleeping outside he was taken in by french family it changed his life. no hopers around europe has to realize that the way it has welcomed refugees hasn't worked for me having lived with
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a family and learned the language and gained a network it shows that integration is really about contact and learning the skills to get by on your own french m.p.'s are debating the new law and will vote on it at the end of the month unless the bill is amended to provide more support for asylum seekers it seems many refugees in france will be forced to rely on the kindness of strangers the al-jazeera paris montenegro's ruling party has declared leader. as the winner sunday's presidential election results show him winning fifty four percent of the vote which is enough to avoid a runoff his main opponent latin boy got thirty three percent it's a major victory for djukanovic who defied russia and montenegro to join nato last year thank you for this elections results above all i understand it is the confirmation of montenegro's strong determination to continue on the european road to continue on the road that leads to
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a european quality of life for all our citizens to continue on the road that will bring us to a full european union membership al-jazeera as melissa maneuver of reports from montenegro. went to fifty four percent of all of its long lasting montenegrin leader became president of this balkan country it will be his second mandate as president and in his almost thirty years long political career he was also six time prime minister in his victory speech he said that montenegro will stay on its path and be next member state of the e.u. in next five years he has said that his priority will be economic growth and better living standards for montenegro and citizens his main opponent why then one inch got thirty three percent of votes he was the candidate of several. opposition parties including. once he didn't want to congratulate djukanovic and admit
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defeat said he will continue to fight against whom he sees as a man who has captured state in recent times. had complicated relations with its old historic ally russia because less country joined in nato alliance and state authorities montenegrin state authorities accused of being involved. in montenegro in order to prevent debt obligations that night. in that sense will definitely mean in relationship countries. when we come. on away from fool. coming up with. stay with us.
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and then reported on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed case one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. to one predictable legions i've been working on north korea policy for almost thirty years i can't tell you what the u.s. policy is towards north korea the fine folks who know what they want to deter an attack from the united states as the u.s. struggles to define its foreign policy sunk lines examines the potential fallout we don't see really is a strategy designed to get those talks started because if they expect to surrender
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fire and fury trumps north korea crisis on. the ground. welcome back now in urban redevelopment in argentina's capital as i'm going people have been forced to move the project as part of a government plan to integrate hundreds of thousands of people living in slums into the rest of the city the hope is they'll get access to basic services for the very
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first time to raise a better reports from one as ours. it's known as the why. found an abandoned building in when a site is that for decades was home to hundreds of people that had nowhere else to live. but these days heavy equipment is working nonstop to bring it down i'm going to be done today. we started to think in twenty eleven when the national government gave the city the building what we should do with it there were too many things happening here we decided to demolish it and start from scratch to transform the area. it was meant to be the largest hospital in that now america during the governmental. but when he was overthrown in one nine hundred fifty five the project was abandoned and since then it has been a symbol of neglect. hoping to build a park schools and are currently building the new ministry of social development here the idea of this project increase the presses of the state in an area that has
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abandoned around ninety families used to live in this building. with no water electricity or access to basic services there were also one hundred forty families who lived outside the city has been offering all those occupying the cash incentives to buy a house somewhere else. it was difficult to ask people to leave people didn't trust in our goodwill to help them leave this place slowly we started showing them that we want to help them improve their lives some families want to other places some of them are better off but there are ten families who do not want to leave. school works as a driver here says he's not ready to move. i don't want to go because this is where we work from people know they can find us here i don't trust the government's intentions they leave and they don't finish what they started over seven hundred thousand people live in slums in suburban when
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a site is the current administration says it's working to improve the living conditions of everyone in the city but you know. what happens in the city happens all over the country across latin america and in areas like education and health facilities. the president is working on a play. and to improve slums around the country build roads and generate. this is part of the biggest urban development project one a site is has seen in decades but it is reducing poverty in the country what will guarantee that those who left the white elephant won't end up living in another slum once again. i'll just see that when a site is ok to support his thank you so much that i'm all for the first time in his career le bron james has lost the game in a first round n.b.a. playoff james and the cleveland cavaliers well being somebody indiana prices
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basketball's biggest league is in the postseason with le bron's cavaliers the three time defending eastern conference champions for game one of this best of seven series so indiana's takes all that they part taking center stage he scored thirty two points thirty three year old james is aiming to reach his eighth straight falling as he scored twenty four points with twelve assists and ten rebounds but that wasn't enough they finished with ninety eight eighty to the prices going to is on wednesday nights in cleveland. you always hear people say oh you know when the regular season ties the playoff. atmosphere type of player. you can't simulate that you can't simulate death speed can simulate you know you know what's going on out there so. you know today was definitely a good test for some guys and the rest of the day be. you know a lot better game to a not just i mean you know guys as well. and some are guys you know with the
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experience of the be a lot better as well. we've been playing our reporting our butts off on both ends of the floor you. ruefully you were fully aware of this team. and we realize it's not going to be easy but it is me we're just going to come in inches for. you plan on winning us that's why we came the boston celtics started their playoff campaign with the when they beat the milwaukee bucks one thirteen one i seven in overtime al horford start with twenty four points and twelve rebounds the celtics looking for a first championship in and yeah is all games in all play james harden finished with forty four points and eight assists as houston beat minnesota in game one of their western conference first round series of pole george had a franchise playoff record eight three points as well scored thirty six points to lead oklahoma city to a victory over utah manchester city's players celebrated winning the english
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premier league title in their traditional style with a night out at their local pub city clinch the title with five games to spare when nearest rivals money united lost on sunday and caps in vincent kompany proving he's a leader on and off the page. yes in the. room. for fear. that. thousand. well are all the more sober atmosphere on the other side of manchester after united's hung last to bottom side west brom united all still second in the table
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but the sixteen points adrift of the new champions. is in that position. i'll be very upset if somebody says that they want a title because manchester united lost against arsenal michel if they want a title because it was the best team because they they won. a great amount of points little lost only two matches because they were the best in the parsonage amount of pain dominance in the french league this season pastry clinching the seventh title with a seven one thrashing of defending champions monaco their dressing room go to the recycling after that victory is pearce chase fifth title in six years but success in the champions league continues to elude them. as we have very happy and proud today we want to seventh title for the club and for me it's something amazing the players worked very hard this season to win the title we still have a title to go to claim the last title of the season the french cup we have very
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proud and happy to finish against monaco with that result and that quality of game this match was perfect. sidney crosby scored a goal had three assists as the pittsburgh penguins to could see one late in their first round playoff series crosby leading the defending stanley cup champions to a five one when are the philadelphia flyers the flyers haven't won a playoff series since twenty twelve. and one of the big stories of these playoffs is the last night this is their first ever season in the n.h.l. in a three two win over the los angeles kings has put them three up in their series like golden knights in advance of the second round with a winning game for us all choose the night in. japanese go for such as she could ira has clinched his first p.g.a. tour victory after a wild final day in south carolina that are a came from six shots behind in the final rounds of force a playoff with south korea's kim but it took three extra holes before good ira came
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out on top the new world number twenty seven rolling in that huge birdie to clinch victory and one point two million dollars in prize money. professional surfers of course all too aware of the dangers that lurk just below the surface three time world champion mick fanning famously punched an overt sense of shock during a competition to three years ago while organizers at the margaret are pro in australia weren't about to take any chances the event was put on hold when a shark attack was reported around fifteen kilometers away organizes all top surface like stephanie gilmore and holler right out of the water after about an hour of watching and waiting the competition did resume with extra drone and jet ski surveillance in place ok that is how the sport is looking for now they're already thank you very much now jordan is driving into a greener future after a german company announced it will invest in charging stations for electric cars as a country that doesn't produce oil jordanian's on brakes in the move away from fuel
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burning cars that's not going to reports. the engine hardly makes a sound and that can mean hashim hussain often forgets to turn off the ignition he admits he's parked and walked off with the car still running but that quiet and not having to fill up are two of the reasons the college student loves driving his electric car the benefits just as many like as it. was and fixing the good. deeds. and this could. mean there are now about ten dealers including renault selling electric cars in jordan last month a german company announced plans to build ten thousand charging stations across the country and there's an all electric public transportation service called tell see law the government offers incentives to consumers no customs fees or taxes it's the
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main reason for anyone to buy a car you are not buying. the really listen expensive the doesn't mean or diesel vehicles. there's a good economic reason to for the government to steer away from gas burning vehicles jordan imports more than ninety percent of the oil it needs in order to reduce the economic burden the country is not only encouraging jordanians to drive electric cars but it's investing in wind solar and solid waste energy right now there are two billion dollars worth of renewable energy projects under way this month the government unveiled the second phase of a national energy efficiency action plan in place for more than a decade to get all these up in just only two people that we've worked in order to reduce our consumption patterns on one hand and to increase the potential
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contemptuous. the potential it with lies easton ofi over at that nobody in the attitude is horses the goal is to continue to drive down energy use by twenty percent and increase renewable energies imprint to ten percent by twenty twenty experts say jordan has already become such a leader in the middle east its neighbors have expressed interest in replicating these initiatives natasha guinea algis iraq i'm on the right lesson from a diner in jordan so this news we're still carries up next with more news at the top of the stretch and that's.
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