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i believe that this is a tremendous setback. for north korea and indeed a setback for the world the u.s. calls off a summit with north korea pyongyang says it's willing to resolve the issues with the u.s. . the american announcement came hours after north korea allowed a group of journalists to watch it demolish its nuclear test site. hello again i'm peter dhabi you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up the indonesian parliament debates an anti terror bill to give
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more powers to the army after a series of attacks. also this half hour why this american boxing champion has been given a posthumous pardon by the president. threats of military action followed by talk of peace and now a canceled summit it's been a roller coaster ride and it appears the u.s. president and the north korean leader are once again at loggerheads north korea called donald trump's decision to cancel the talks unexpected and expressed willingness to sit down and talk at any time and in any format earlier mr trump called off the meeting planned for june the twelfth blaming tremendous anger and open hostility as expressed by pyongyang the decision caught the south korean president off guard when jay and says he is perplexed by the front decision calling it a regrettable development south korea says it will continue to work with the u.s.
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in pursuit of talks with the north mierda me as for vice foreign minister kim statement we see no change of a sincere will by the relevant countries when it comes to resolving the current situation through dialogue the government will continue our diplomat. efforts to further extend this momentum for the talks well the trump announcement came just hours after north korea said it had blown up its only nuclear test site in a gesture of goodwill to reduce regional tensions. with. foreign journalists or the children grease site being dismantled on thursday and said they heard a huge blast reporters were given rare access to witness the event however international nuclear inspectors weren't invited appealing and promised to shut down the site to show its commitment to denuclearize ation mcbride has the reaction from seoul south korea still reeling somewhat from the shock of this announcement
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and wondering what happens next the south korean foreign minister can cure in wa has had a phone conversation with his u.s. counterpart mike pompei oh about developments and wondering how the process now moves forward in finding some positives at least in the fairly measured response from the north koreans the vice foreign minister kim saying in a statement that the north korea remains open it any time to sit down for dialogue with the united states both kang and pompei o agreeing that we should still be working towards this dialogue to keep it alive and also not to lose the momentum that was built up you'll recall during the first summit between kim jong un and moon j n at the panmunjom summit of over a month ago the concern in south korea is that all of the goodwill that has been gradually built up over the preceding few months could now be wasted also reaction
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as well of course within the united states over that donald trump decision to call off the talks the top democrat politician in the us says kim jong un has emerged the big winner here. i think it's a good thing for kim own here you had a thought a person who killed all is own family members a person who has runs a police state being legitimized by the president of the united states they were on a par with each other he got global recognition and regard he's the big winner and we got this letter from the president saying ok never mind he must be having a giggle fit right there now and north korea and telling young it's unfortunate because as you say you want to be optimistic you want to be hopeful that something can come of something while correspondent rob reynolds has this update from washington. a senior white house official told reporters that
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a trail of broken promises led up to president trump's abrupt decision to cancel the planned summit with north korean leader kim jong il in june in singapore among the broken promises that were cited was a failure by the north koreans to allow international arms experts and nuclear scientists to observe and verify the destruction of north korea's nuclear testing site only reporters were allowed to see that not any international experts and the trump administration said that they had been promised by the north koreans that experts would have been allowed another situation developing in singapore recently when american officials went to the island state to meet with their counterparts from north korea to talk about logistics and agenda items for the summit meeting but the north koreans never showed up and never offered any explanation as to why
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the white house said it's been trying to reach north korea and speak with the leadership there since the last several days but they have gotten nothing back from pyongyang and also cited by the white house official or some insulting words directed at vice president mike pence by a north korean official for president trump this is a political situation which predictably led to criticism by democrats and support by republicans especially a lawmakers on capitol hill it does at least for now take away the possibility that trump could pull off a really stunning international foreign policy who something that past presidents have been unable to do which is to set out a pathway for the denuclearize zation of the korean peninsula the president stuff
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it hinted that he thought he might deserve a nobel peace prize if he were successful well it looks like that's not going to happen at least not for now. well the french president emanuel mccraw expressed his willingness to help bring the u.s. and north korea back to the negotiating table mr mack was in russia for talks with president putin left wanted to date him or. france is prepared to help in this work but i think it is also for the international community and it's entirety in a multilateral context and perhaps for the united nations to play a special role and so i hope that this is just an incidental within the process which must continue and of which we know that ultimate aim which is coherent with our international aims and is vital for the region so i hope we do not stop there but that we continue to do this vital work together. russia perceived this decision with regret we all seriously hope that a significant step would be taken towards reduction of tensions on the korean
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peninsula and that it would be the start of denuclearization of the whole of the korean peninsula let's wrap up some of the top stories at least six people have been killed and twenty two were injured after a car bomb exploded in the eastern libyan city of benghazi local sources say happened behind a hotel near a syrian products market the indonesian parliament is expected to pass anti terror legislation which will give more power to the army the change in the law follows a series of recent suicide bomb attacks as scott explains now from the capital jakarta. it's been more than two years in coming but indonesia's latest anti-terrorism bill is expected to become law on friday a series of recent suicide bomb attacks renewed focus just last week more than twenty people were killed at churches and a main police station in surabaya indonesia's second largest city two families including children carried out the attacks claimed by eyesore. supporters of the new law say it gives more tools to the government and law enforcement to prevent
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attacks the number leaving our old low is only about the response to terror act and we know if we are only responding it won't solve the problem there are always new terrorists and that's why we are revising glore so we can prevent it. more than one thousand indonesians travel to syria and iraq to join i suppose fight it's estimated at five hundred have returned the new law will allow police to charge indonesians proven to have joined a terrorist group while abroad they'll also be able to detain suspects for up to six months this is where a suicide bombing a shooting took place two years ago in front of right here in central jakarta eight people died i saw claimed responsibility that attack prompted strong calls to revise existing outside terrorism laws the bill outlines a role for the indonesian army the t.n.i. in combating terrorism to ease fears about the expanded role of the army the
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government uses that bombing in jakarta neighborhood as an example for when the t.n.i. would not be brought in. if it's a large merge and see then based on the recommendation of the national agency for combating terrorism a presidential regulation will be issued but if it's a small terrorist attack we don't need the military. following on the lead massacres in the one nine hundred sixty s. and a history of human rights abuses since there's concern about the militaries anti-terrorism role of course we agree that we need to enforce. maybe to. a special unit. all. you need a law enforcement but not informing the military. and the authorities i'm after the church bombings and served by a president djoko widow proposed
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a rule in lieu of law if parliament fails to pass the new legislation but it seems suicide attacks have pushed members of parliament to act scotland al-jazeera jakarta. international investigators have concluded that the missile used to shoot down a civilian passenger aircraft in twenty fourteen came from a russian military unit all two hundred ninety people on board the malaysia airlines flight m.h. seventeen were killed the russian president vladimir putin has said russia doesn't trust the investigation but will still take a look at its findings were a challenge. progress has seems painfully slow at times but piece by piece the joint investigation team led by the netherlands is building its case into the deaths of two hundred ninety eight innocent passengers and crew over eastern ukraine four years ago and the j.i.t. the case points increasingly had russia. today the joint task
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force has concluded that the missile used to shoot down m.h. seventeen originated from the fifty third. brigade of the russian armed forces the international j i t back to the latest allegations with plenty of information they showed photos and videos alleging the particular missile launcher was driven into ukraine from the fifty third brigade a base near chord scale in southwestern russia they displayed parts of the missile with a production code indicating it was made in moscow in one thousand nine hundred six and they suggested they had other data presumably classified intelligence as yet there are no named suspects and no accusation that it was russian military personnel who shot down m.h. seventeen rather than the separatists russia has always denied supporting and supplying during the war in eastern ukraine but the j.i.t. feels it's narrowing in on those responsible and a prosecution in a dutch court. but the chances of russians facing justice in
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a foreign courtroom are vanishingly small russia doesn't extradite its civilians let alone military personnel involved in a clandestine war in a neighboring country and russia has put forward an often contradictory collection of counter narratives for why it couldn't possibly have had any role in the needless deaths of nearly three hundred people bloody near putin meeting french president macron incent petersburg responded to the new accusations. the ukraine is involved in the investigation russia is so much more so we don't know what the mission is writing in those reports and what it's about based on in order for us to recognize the report we have to be fully involved in the investigation that we deal looks although new for the j.i.t. case the substance of their allegations was actually already in the public domain and has been for some time it was a reports two years ago by open source investigators belling caps that first
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pointed to russia's fifty third anti-aircraft missile brigade as the origin of the big missile system and belling can't say they have another big m.h. seventeen development to reveal on friday rory chalons al-jazeera sin petersburg russia ok do stay with us here on al-jazeera when we come back we'll bring you these stories a group of families suing the european union because of climate change. and mercury dumped in a canadian river still affects indigenous communities by decades off. from the waves of the cells. to the contours of the east. welcome back across the levant and western parts of asia weather conditions looking fairly quiet dry for the most part from. parts of afghanistan seen
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a few showers also the weather conditions through the caucasus extending down into northern parts of iraq and iran and more western parts of turkey also seen some pretty heavy showers at times some storms likely here and some flash flooding but journey around other parts of the eastern side a mediterranean weather conditions looking fine for cyprus through towards lebanon with highs of twenty eight expected in beirut now heading into the arabian peninsula for the most part is all fine and sunny but further towards the south we have our tropical cyclone which mccune which is heading in towards the law and then during friday afternoon evening and overnight it could give vast amounts of rain causing some really serious flash flooding if you're anywhere in this vicinity great caution is required this could be a pretty deadly storm the like of which we haven't seen the last half century so be warned there will be a massive cloud thrown from the system across more southern portions of the peninsula but it won't do much to dampen down the temperatures thirty seven degrees
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the high end across into southern portions of africa it's looking generally fine should be i stay in capetown or the highs of just eighteen degrees celsius. the wind sponsored by cattle and. unpack it for us what were you hearing what we wear on line horrendous things human told us there's absolutely no doubt about that or if you join us on the sect of the major countries in the commonwealth how far bigger fish to fry and chips to eat this is a dialogue. about some of this excess if perhaps everyone has a voice what happens when the robots themselves are making the decision to join the colobus conversation amount is iraq.
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you're watching al-jazeera welcome if you're just joining us these are the headlines north korea says the cancellation of a planned summit with the u.s. president is against the wishes of the world donald trump called off the meeting claiming tremendous anger and open hostility from the north but pyongyang says it's still a blight resulting in. south korea's president says he is perplexed by the front decision his foreign minister has spoken with the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o they agreed to continue pursuing talks with pyongyang. announcement came just hours after north korea said it had blown up its only nuclear test site in a gesture of goodwill to reduce regional tensions reporters were given rare access to witness the event but international nuclear inspectors were not invited.
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at least nineteen people are missing after cycling macoun hit the yemeni island of a state of emergency has now been declared and evacuations are underway in nearby oman where the storm is expected to make landfall next moment well reports now from the southern omani city of salah. high waters ahead of the coming storm locals in the almighty city of sanaa to gather their belongings and scramble to evacuate buses and helicopters take the vulnerable out of the path of cyclonic emergency services are being deployed and people are being urged to seek safety the government warns that the low lying areas are risk from flooding until the early hours of friday morning the city of continuous to prepare for the cycle on scenes like this one for us those people are crowding in shopping malls stocking on food supplies or who tells me of the beach moving their guests to safe areas the yemeni island of so qatar offers a. limps of what's to come cars and boats have been washed away by high waters
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hundreds more have been forced from their homes internationally recognized government has declared the island a disaster zone but the turmoil of the war in yemen raises questions as to how much help they can be matilda lodges are tracking the path of the storm predicting what will happen next because it is gaining strength and by saturday it'll carry winds of one hundred ninety kilometers per hour or mine is used to seasonal rains but powerful cycle owners are railing the city age and there have only been seventeen in more than one hundred years. and dizzier southern and. now heavy flooding across much of sri lanka has killed at least thirteen people and displaced more than forty thousand others the army and the police have been deployed to rescue those trapped after days of heavy monsoon rains. families from eight countries suing the european union for failing to adequately protect them from climate change
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the claim nicknamed the people's climate case the first of its kind to be brought against the e.u. the family say climate change is infringing on their fundamental human rights as soon as. the warning signs have been alarming forest fires drought sun rising sea levels have all pointed to dramatic climate change and the urgency needed to tackle it. but one group of people action just isn't happening fast enough families whose livelihoods have been seriously affected by climate change. we lack rain and when it does rain and there are hail storms which destroy the crow. we have to do something concrete before it becomes totally irreversible. they say that the e.u. is not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and current targets will not
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protect them or their future i am for meaning because on the set all families are concerned about the same thing they don't want any compensation of damages all they want is for the e.u. to adjust its climate targets so that the families a protected as much as possible twenty seventeen was among the three hottest years ever recorded the world economic forum says all environmental dangers have become more prominent over the past decade pushing the planet to the brink not only is it costing it is also wreaking havoc on the global economy natural disasters from last year alone cost hundreds of billions of dollars then. here and if it's recognized by the european court that climate protection is a human rights issue then climate protection can be activated in the court of all of a jurisdictions in the world and that's really important for the plaintiffs. as
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the e.u.'s general court in luxemburg here's the case lawyers scientists and non-governmental organizations are pushing for the e.u. to become more ambitious to prevent dangerous climate change before it is too late to do anything about it so al-jazeera. police in police have seize nearly thirty million dollars from three apartments linked to the family of the former prime minister najib razak and that she was already being questioned by russian offices his opponents are using him and his the results of stealing billions from the state investment fund it was known as one m d b that she has been banned from leaving the country after shock election defeat to the mentor turned mahathir mohamad typical pollin joins us live from kuala lumpur where do they think allegedly this money came from. yes so that is the question but what is
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clear is that they have found money far exceeding what the prime minister or any of his officials should have in their coffers so what they have done is they've raided three apartments three premises linked allegedly linked to the former prime minister one was being occupied by his daughter one was by his son and one had remains empty and among that they have found nearly thirty million u.s. dollars in hard cash in twenty six different currencies they've also found thirty seven bags of luggage containing jewelry a luxury watches all this is now being valued by the police and other experts also found two hundred eighty four luxury handbags including working bags and once again these are all being authentic hated by experts now. wife had always been accused of living to an excess and has been known for punishments for luxury goods and a high end goods and so people had always pointed that out saying that there definitely
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was. not cumulation of corruption but this is far beyond what many people would have expected and you know it's being closely watched very closely watched here with fascination disgust and perhaps a sense of justice that something is funny being done and as far as the investigation is concerned these discoveries so this discovery will be blended into this ongoing legal process it will be and there are far more revelations that are coming out on a daily basis and the latest revelations that for for the malaysians here is quite hard to stomach and that has to do with how much. malaysia now owes with regards to this one and the fund and interest amounts have also found out the latest as the new government has taken over in the new finance ministry has come into place they both have found out that money's tate's money and basically government money was
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being used to pay off this enormous amount of interest that's linked to this fund and this kind of money coming up to i would say. nearly a billion dollars a story yes a million billion dollars by the end of this year in interest rates interests have to be paid back and this is money that should have been spent on development on education and it's just being siphoned out and squeezed out of the central bank david thanks very much. to a bowl of patients who fled hospital in the democratic republic of congo went to church just before they died potentially explosive exposing more than fifty people to the deadly virus health officials are struggling to contain an outbreak of the disease in the city of baton dhaka where twenty two people are known to have died since april doctors without borders says the two patients were vomiting and they were also infectious and they died just after attending the press session there the us president donald trump has posthumously pardoned the first black heavyweight
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boxing champion jack johnson he was convicted in one nine hundred thirteen on charges of taking his white girlfriend across state lines for immoral purposes the law at the time could be used to prosecute him and for interracial relationships even if the relationships were consensual trump granted johnson a full pardon saying his decision corrected a historic wrong louis more as a professor of history at the grand valley state university and the author of fight for a living but seeing in the battle for black men hood he explains why johnson remains so popular. great stories this for somebody who's born the son of sleighs rise up to be the head way champing at the world and so he wins in one thousand only what happens to after that is that america and cities and states pass a lot of laws that try to ban black white males from fighting obviously the mann act which is used to convict jack johnson of taking a woman across state lines for immoral purposes but also what you have is black
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athletes are being judged are you going to be like jack johnson that is a are you going to live your life as a free man and when i say that i mean jack johnson there his life as a free man he did whatever he wanted to do an era where one every four days a black person is be lynched so he gave a lot of black working class men hope right that they could live their life how they saw fit now the disgraced hollywood film producer harvey weinstein is expected to surrender to the police in new york today to face sexual assault charges that's according to american media more than one hundred women have accused him of sexual misconduct including rape he was fired from that weinstein company last october following the original allegations which triggered the hashtag me to movement weinstein has denied all allegations of known consensual sex. the toxic effects of mercury dumped in a river in canada continue to harm indigenous communities five decades on now
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a new report has linked contaminated fish to adverse effects on the people of the grassy narrows first nation many a suffering from learning disability experiencing great health problems and even dying prematurely daniel at first reported on the story in twenty thirteen he has his latest update indigenous people of lived along the english waba goon river system for thousands of years fish from the river have long been a staple of their diet but since the early one nine hundred seventy s. they've been warned they can't eat what they catch. mercury and other heavy metals discharged from this paper mill decades ago are in the food chain and the fish that the people of grassy narrows depend on and revere can kill or disable them this new report says things are getting worse every age. people who ate your fish. are worse. both from a health perspective and socio economically than people who ate less fish mercury
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is a deadly toxin and causes long term neurological and physical decline it's linked to learning disabilities depression even suicidal tendencies this report says all of these effects are found in grassy narrows as people continue to depend on fish from the river with a depressed economy that can at least partially be blamed on mercury poisoning they simply do have to eat what they catch it's been very frustrating for the community . voices. to finally have people's attention we are grateful. we are hopeful this report recommends canada's federal and provincial governments first acknowledge the problem and set up effective health care facilities for the people of grassy narrows and provide funding to lift them out of poverty in decline. the devastation caused by mercury poisoning on the people who
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live along the english river system has been known for years some governments in the past have promised help but is this report confirms much more needs to be done to help the people who live by a poisoned river and you lack al-jazeera toronto. this is al-jazeera these are the top stories north korea says the cancellation of a planned summit with the u.s. president is against the wishes of the world donald trump called off the meeting claiming tremendous anger and open hostility from the north however pyongyang says it's still open to resolving the issues. the south korean president says he is perplexed by the from position his foreign minister has spoken of the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei of south korea says it will continue to work with the u.s. in pursuit talks with the north made me ask for vice foreign minister kim statement you see no change of a sincere will by the relevant countries when it comes to resolving the current
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situation through dialogue the government will continue our diplomatic efforts to further extend this momentum for the talks. well the announcement came just hours after north korea said it had blown up its only nuclear test sites in a gesture of goodwill to reduce regional tensions reporters were given rare access to witness the event but international nuclear inspectors were not invited. malaysian police have seized nearly thirty million dollars from three apartments linked to the family of the former prime minister najib razak anti corruption officers also recovered dozens of bags containing jewelry and watches the police say no son and daughter were living in the apartments he is already being questioned by anti corruption offices his opponents accuse him and his associates of stealing billions from a state investment fund called one m d b being banned from leaving the country
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after the shock election defeat to his mentor turned photo dr mahathir mohamad the indonesian parliament has approved stronger anti terror legislation which allows the military to become involved in county counter-terrorism policing detention periods can be expanded now the change follows a series of recent suicide bomb attacks last week more than twenty people were killed at churches and i'm really main police station and sort of buy in these is second biggest city to families including children carried out the attacks claimed by ice more news whenever you want it on the website al jazeera dot com up next here on al-jazeera it's the stream i'll be back at the top of the hour with thirty minutes of al-jazeera world news hopefully see you then bye bye. scope of the world of al-jazeera. the best films from across all the work of. the law in this is to be good but the bulk of the fresh perspectives and new
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