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however the protest organizing committees did ask the protestors not to go too close to the border to the buffer zone as they have done in the past and they've said stay away from border we want to try and avoid casualties over the palestinians have turned up as you can see in great number not only to commemorate al could stay but to say to show the world that they are against the israeli siege israeli led siege of gaza the palestinian ambassador to the united nations says his office is working to ensure a u.n. resolution is passed to give palestinians protection from illegal use of force we will not relent in our quest to try to find ways to provide protection for the civilian population because it is our duty it is that i think to do and it is the thing that the palestinian people including those in the gaza strip and in occupied east jerusalem they need and we are determined to do everything that we can in order to provide them or to contribute to providing them with international
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protection more evacuations are being ordered near guatemala's volcanic eruption which has now killed at least one hundred nine people volcanic material and contaminated water from and where you go are still threatening homes five days after it first erupted another disaster agency is telling residents in the town of a little dayo to leave their homes after some recently returned two hundred people are still missing david meserve is in the city of. just south of the eruption site . guatemala's flegel volcano still very active and still very much a threat on friday morning there was another strong eruption toxic gases and boulders up to three meters of size shooting out the side of the volcano now that led to the evacuation of twelve thousand more people from surrounding communities that's in addition to the more than three thousand people who were evacuated in previous days now emergency operations have also been temporarily stopped because
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of this danger and that's going to lead to a lot of anger from people whose family members are still missing now speaking of the missing the government says that there's around two hundred people who are still missing but the people who we've been talking to from the village of san miguel let's look at this they say that there are at least three thousand people in that town so they say that the number of missing is far higher meanwhile the government and national disaster agency is coming under fire public prosecutor saying that they will launch an investigation into whether of evacuations procedures were properly followed so here in guatemala under the shadow of the volcano still very much a moving situation. the course of all human rights commission says the government's response has been. this state of guatemala refused to act despite knowing that there was an imminent risk to communities who've been forced to live beside an active volcano because they've been displaced from their homelands there
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was no active emergency plan people didn't know what to do they weren't advised to leave so it's led to hundreds of people thousands of people up to twelve fifteen thousand people that have had to evacuate and who are now displaced of course that's causing a lot of chaos there's people can't find their family members they're being told that they can't go home and and they're worried about finding people and at the same time the emergency response has been. lacking to to leave that the state didn't do anything so people rattle in tears firefighters teachers community leaders well organized all of the supplies that were coming in that were being donated yesterday gretta mala state made an announcement the army would now be responsible the army in the military where the mall is long been associated with corruption and impunity and very serious human
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rights violations so there's a great deal of distressed. well plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including a dispute between lebanon and the un's refugee agency turns ugly. also austria's government orders the closure of seven mosques. and blofeld ologist ties it to an eleventh title roland garros those details coming up later it's. tough going on why the international criminal court has overturned the war crimes conviction of the former vice president of the democratic republic of congo. a majority of judges family could not be held responsible for the horrific acts of his militia which he sent into neighboring central african republic in two thousand and two but again the hold has more from the moment well crimes allegations were
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liberal to gainst him jumpy have been better insisted he had done nothing wrong he maintained that stance even in two thousand and sixteen when the international criminal court unanimously found him guilty of two charges of war crimes and three of crimes against humanity he was seem to eighteen years in prison the longest ever handed down by the i.c.c. that court decision has now been overturned the appeals chamber by majority reverses the convicts in of mr bin bin but showed little emotion as the presiding judge delivered the appeal ruling but the public gallery reacted enters and it quits all because the errors found with respect to necessary and reasonable measures extinguished its responsibility in full the judge was forced to pause.
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the registry to restore. the crowd in the courtroom bimbo was accused of failing to stop his private army known as the emelle sea from waging a campaign of rape and murder and pillage against civilians in neighboring central african republic over a five month period from october two thousand and two he was a rebel leader the in and had seen more than one thousand fighters to help put down the coup in the cia. the lower court judgment described a series of sick and sadistic rapes and murders and some cases where entire families were victimized but then the never actually issued an order to rape and murder on appeal a majority of judges held that being the could not be held responsible for atrocities carried out by troops under his control and that trial judges failed to consider if it's he made to stop crimes once he became aware of them the decision
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overturns what had been hailed a landmark ruling been but was the first ever to be convicted for crimes committed by others under his command and it was the first time the i.c.c. focused on rape as a weapon of war speaking to al jazeera in two thousand and seven before his arrest in assisted he had nothing to answer for you will know that the international criminal court does. not of course involve on any of this ng's i rested in two thousand and eight a convicted war criminal in two thousand and sixteen he's now won his appeal but bamber hasn't been freed a separate panel of judges continues to consider his punishment for interfering with witnesses cheering his trial maidana honed to zero. lebanon has ordered a freeze on the renewal of residency permits for un refugee agency staff it's accuse the u.n.h.c.r. of spreading fear among syrian refugees about returning home turkey has the highest
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number of syrian refugees three and a half million according to un hates the author years but it's a large country with almost eighteen million people jordan's government estimates that it's home to one point three million syrians about forty percent of the population which is contributed to its economic crisis but lebanon has the highest proportion of refugees in the world more than one of the half million people according to the government as a quarter of liberals population they were called to reports now from beirut on the strain that that is creating. seven years in exile in lebanon mahmud are you she is now getting ready to go back home he's from the syrian town of mar in the color region. can't go back because he's not considered a security risk by the syrian government it's a decision not every refugee can make. of it and we are fed up and have been humiliated the united nations told us that there are no guarantees when we get back
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home but we want to go back that advice has caused tension between the u.n. refugee agency and the lebanese foreign ministry which says the u.n. h.c.r. is discouraging refugee returns a claim the u.n. denies it says it is carrying out its global mandate which is to provide support to refugees and help them we establish their lives in line with international standards. is not deterring returns. are you know has expressed many times that it just backs the government of lebanon decision that local integration is not an option. lebanese authorities say a few thousand refugees displaced by the seven year long war have already signed up for what they call voluntary returns and that thousands of others are willing to go home lebanon which is hosting more than one million syrian refugees has long complained of the burden it carries official say it cost the country about eight
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billion dollars a year many refugees now have economical and not political or security reasons for . foreign ministry officials say much of syria is now safe. specifically. which is not the mandate the mandate of the at least what they say is that. people . but what what is actually happy happening is much more than that the ministry has now decided to suspend residency application submitted by u.n.h.c.r. for its staff in lebanon the foreign minister is acting in a caretaker capacity but it does belong to the ruling alliance so his decisions could be a sign of future state policy. some officials are using the refugee for political capital they play on fears about the impact of the prolonged presence of refugees in the country those officials belong to the pro syrian government camp they want refugee returns to be coordinated with the authorities in damascus as
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a first step toward restoring relations with the assad government. refugees are caught in the middle and what could become a contentious political issue large scale returns gives legitimacy to the syrian government which wants the international community to provide badly needed funds for reconstruction the u.n. insists it does not encourage or discourage returns but it is not organizing them while discussions with damascus continue on safeguards that still need to be put in place. the united nations is warning a quarter of a million civilians would die if saddam had coalition forces the time to take the yemeni city of data they're now within twenty kilometers of the red sea port is currently controlled by who the rebels and is the main entry point for food and humanitarian supplies into the water country stuff. yemen was already one of the
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poorest countries in the world before the regional proxy war took over the country the saudi led war on yemen is now into its fourth year and hospitals are struggling to cope on a model of what i'm going to log the numbers are we are in the good hands of god people are sick for years we have done nothing to be in the situation we're just citizens here we have nothing but god. this hospital is in the controlled port city of data vital to getting aid and supplies into the country but fighting nearby is threatening to close the lifeline to millions of yemenis the. humanitarian coordinator in yemen is grounded says that a military attack or siege on her data will impact hundreds of thousands of in innocent civilians humanitarian organizations have rushed to develop a contingency plan in a prolonged worst case we fear that as many as two hundred fifty thousand people may lose everything even their lives the u.s. is war in the united arab emirates which is part of the saudi led coalition against attacking the port city these pictures are said to show military vehicles belonging
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to the u.a.e. that have been captured by the who these all sides keen to showcase their victories in what is just as much a propaganda war some aid agencies such as the red cross have sent staff home because of security concerns leaving millions at the mercy of a political war with no end in sight and aid agencies describe what is happening in yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis stephanie decker al-jazeera the austrian government shutting down southern last night expelling him arms it's part of measures by the right wing chances of austin kurtz to target what he calls political islam in the country dominic a reporter from neighboring germany in the six months since becoming chancellor sebastian cortes has taken an even tougher line on immigration and what he says is the threat from parallel societies forming in his country now he's turning his sights on what he calls political islam due from him hard to become as we can
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announce to you today a decision from the office of religious affairs the lead to prohibit the activities of seven mosques this means dissolving the gray wolves mosque and secondly shutting down the arab cultural community to operate a total of six mosques. in addition to the closures these measures could also see dozens of him arms face expulsion from austria several of whom ministers in vienna believe are funded by elements inside turkey a spokesman for the turkish government has condemned the move his racist and anti islam courts has long advocated a toughening of approach but forming a coalition with the far right anti islam freedom party last december seems to have been the catalyst for him to act in april his government announced plans to prevent girls in nurseries and primary schools from wearing head scarves we have. a new
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climate political climate here in australia a sense of last election and with the new government that has been in power or little more than half a year you see. various measures taken against foreigners against immigrants against islam and sounds of all this is just one more step. one more matter. and their policy and that's what will interest far right movements across europe particularly in france the netherlands and here in berlin where the alternative for germany party made a parliamentary breakthrough in last year's election on a platform of opposition to islam dominant came al-jazeera berlin. three have a senior research fellow georgetown university joins me now from vienna in austria via skype good to be with us live on al-jazeera i mean is this action indeed want to curb extremism and radical thought often accused of being taught in foreign
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funded mosques. to in mind in our opinion not a goal or because we have to understand that the freedom part of austria which is the right wing populist party has been the champion office number for big campaigns since more than ten years and a christian conservative people's party who now has to chance to the ship in the last in government is has actually co-opted this for we get genda within the last few years and especially during the last national elections for the national parliamentary elections so what we see today is actually just different moves off the long standing policy that has been in power for a few years and especially with the new government coalition government of the freedom party and the people's party we see that their government the new government program they tried to make true what they have to claim for all this and
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for the electorate ok well if i can then bring in you must have had part of dominic's report that this is sending quite a clear message is while the other european and e.u. nations that have taken a stand on issues of islam. will sort of message is this sending out to the netherlands to germany to the united kingdom. well i think first and foremost it is a message that is intended to be sent out to the austrian electorate and i think there are many groups outside of austria and other european countries. who may applaud them who may try to kochi what they are doing but we have to understand that also the state church relation is very different in very in various countries throughout europe so austria has a kind of very specific understanding of what's it secured aronsen secularism should look like and what they are doing at the moment is trying to interfere into religious affairs so why do the united states you have the understanding that
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secularism means that the state is far away from religion in austria in terms of the most and so only it seems that they are trying to really define what a good religion should look like and what a bad religion should look looks like so they are right kind of redefining the good islam versus the bad islam this is the game they are playing and this is not really a visit to islam it is rather it really about the calm of muslims because when they close down the mosques this is not like the mosque of radical extremist groups this is like in very randomly like mosques of his step communities of the religious community but it is coming to environment politics is going to be an issue as such i'm going to be touched upon because why does this put a story in terms of the e.u. when the e.u. itself stands by the right to free speech the right to worship the rightful minority faiths and minorities to be protected and e.u. lol. absolutely i mean we again when it comes to politics of
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religion the e.u. doesn't really interfere because every single european nation state the member state of the european union has its own regime of how to handle issues of religion and there are various kinds of relationships here between state and church institutions or religious communities so they do not breed into fear in these terms what it would becomes very problematic here obviously is that these issues are mixed up with security issues so again i think the main idea here of this press conference that we have witnessed today in the morning hours by the government was really to distract from greater problems that the government is facing today. because formally no notification has was received by any of the targeted groups that we are speaking about so we don't really speak about facts and figures it's really just like a press conference to say that there is a great problem which is like political islam and we have to take of that and we
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have to see that at the back drop off of a crisis the current government is going through next monday there is a plan to have the first parliamentary debate on the internal security security service of austria there is a big mess going on of the government at the moment and i think this is really a strategy to distract the attention of the critical public from these internal problems and to shifted on the scapegoat of the muslims ok well we'll see what does happen certainly in the next few days for the moment to freedom of us thanks for joining us from vienna in hear austria hear. still ahead here on the news hour why a court case against former south african president jacob zuma has been adjourned again. and the deficit i'm pretty sure sent to the board a sheds light on a disturbing trend in the u.s. . and england rugby team are in south africa preparing for one of these sports toughest assignments peter will be here with that in sports.
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we've had flood warnings in forceful parts of the great plains of the u.s. to see some lively showers pushing their way through severe storms actually diving house of oklahoma this area of low pressure that we have here said it brought some very very wet weather into parts here that western weather will make its way further east as but it did certainly leave some flooding major concerns on the roads there some of these areas saw around eighty millimeters of rain in the space of twenty four hours and hence you can see the problems at its course power outages as well for good measure percent a widespread chaos as a result of those heavy downpours which will as the way further eastwards getting into d.c. as we go i wanted to sashay some heavy bursts of rain here central areas to pride
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not thirty four celsius for denver thirty five in dallas warm enough to around the west coast for twenty seven degrees but up towards the northwest we've got cloud and rain as usual coming in across the pacific northwest and seattle wet day install that cloud and rain will actually turn wintry as we go on into sunday see temperatures in calgary around thirteen degrees for sunday the wet weather still in place for those central areas more showers coming back into the upper midwest but the eastern seaboard should begin to cry. june nineteenth sixty seven sixty s they redrew the map of the middle east this mechanism. in that war for the greatest tragedy in the history of islam al-jazeera explores the events leading to the war and its consequences which is still felt today we tried everything we went to the united nations and try to make
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a shirt has contacts with different countries and it was clear that all this was to go to war in june on al-jazeera we headed to jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we cover the story with a lot of internet normal to recover includes that we don't dip in and out of the stories we have presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happened and what happens here matters.
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of the back you're watching the al-jazeera news with me robin a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump says he wants russia to rejoin the g. seven group of key industrialized nations he said this before arriving in canada for the annual summits where trade frictions between the u.s. and its allies are expected to dominate the talks also four palestinians including a fifteen year old boy have been killed after israeli forces fired live rounds of tear gas the protesters near the gaza border israel says the action was taken after kites carrying explosives were flown in. offends six hundred others have been injured. also the international criminal court has overturned the war crimes conviction of the former vice president of the democratic republic of congo a majority of judges. could not be held responsible for the horrific acts of his militia which he sent into daily bring central african republic in two thousand and
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two. the us is the us president former campaign manager is facing new up struction charges paul manifolds is accused of tampering with witnesses and she awaits trial on charges related to his foreign lobbying work special counsel robert miller has also filed obstruction charges against one of manifolds longtime russian associates and official washington or point one of two additional charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of obstruction of justice these are lead back to a case that we had about a week ago when paul minor four was allegedly trying to tamper with witnesses people who had given statements to the f.b.i. and he was allegedly trying to get them to change their story now also on this indictment is constantine kilmeny who's an auld friend of mine a fourth what does his political poor start his political fix or his translator on
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paul minor for what in the ukraine for the best part of ten years and he becomes the twentieth person indicted by robert miller's investigation into possible russian collusion with the trump campaign this all comes under that umbrella of ford is also facing charges of tax fraud of bank fraud and of money laundering and all of these charges you have to remember that paul says he is innocent bill schneider is a professor of public policy at george mason university joins me now from los angeles in california good to have you with us mr schneider i mean the charges are mounting up serious are these latest accusations. well this is the first time we've seen a direct connection between someone in the who was in the trump campaign and russia he's got his close associate is alleged to have ties with russian intelligence they were working on behalf of a leader in ukraine who was ended up as pro russian i think he's in russia now well
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after he was forced into exile so there is a connection here between trump's campaign chairman former campaign chairman and russian intelligence that we never saw directly established before and how do these charges that impact on sort of the whole case against manifold that robert mueller is bringing forward well the case against man of ford is a bit separate from the investigation of president trump because matter for the crimes he's been accused of doing are things he did in his lobbying firm like money laundering in tax evasion before he was so scared with the trump campaign but it in what these charges do is give the miller investigation the opportunity to imply apply more pressure on paul matter for it by saying these charges are serious man if it could go to prison for the rest of his life he's sixty nine years old and the prosecutor mr miller can decide can tell him that we will lessen the
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charges we will try to get you more more lenient sentence if you fully cooperate with the investigators and tell us everything you know about the trump campaign and the possibility of collusion with russia so it just ratchets up the pressure on both men for it and president trump which is really my next question about what sort of pressure would you say the president is under in directly when he hears about these charges or maybe his advisors also may be getting a little bit hot under the collar. they might be mr trump doesn't usually get hot under the collar and he has pictures to deal with these kinds of situations but there's no question that this gives the special counsel mr moeller more leverage that he can use investigating the trump campaign and its connections to russia you know trump has said all along there's no quote there was no collusion with the
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russians where there was some collusion between his early campaign manager and russian interests that's what is being revealed now just finally your thoughts really all over the belly related subject and we're seeing president trump had told kind of obviously for the g seven summits i know you don't speak for all of america bell but you said he did speak to a lot of americans what's that interpretation of the way that he's dealing with his allies at the moment with regards to well everything trade russia china americans are no surprise here divided trump has his base people who are committed to him and who will stay with him no matter what in politics your base are the people who are with you when you're wrong and there are a lot of people who disagree with trump on this and may be worried about it but there's the die hard supporters of donald trump a lot of the country are embarrassed by mr trump they don't know why our relations with close allies like canada for goodness sake
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a neighboring country and france are deteriorating and why the why european allies seem to be distancing themselves from mr trump and he from them this bothers a lot of americans but i'd say the reaction is among americans generally is divided as it is on everything else well for them i believe bill schneider always good to get your input thanks very much for joining us from los angeles a pleasure. the e.u. breaks it negotiator says a british plan to avoid a hard border in northern ireland raises more questions than answers michel barnier said the united kingdom had made welcome progress but the rest of the country wouldn't get the same terms of access to the single market that northern ireland has been offered however a backstop cannot be extended to the whole u.k. why because it be designed for the specific situation of national nine. do. customs not an island would form part of our work
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territory what is feasible which a territory decides of national island is not necessarily feasible or which it all look at. could stay protests in the capital of india administered kashmir have turned violent indian security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators who were throwing stones at them muslims in kashmir have been fighting indian rule there since one thousand eight hundred nine. now the world health organization says the break in the democratic republic of congo is stabilizing director general ham on says he is cautiously optimistic after a decrease in the number of cases reported in the past week more than eighteen hundred health workers have received an experimental vaccine for the virus the agency says it's also donating more than fifteen million dollars to the countries bordering the d r c to be used in the event of
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a further outbreak. a court case against former south african president jacob zuma has been postponed until late july this is the second time the case has been adjourned zuma is facing sixteen charges including fraud corruption money laundering and racketeering they relate to a deal in the one nine hundred ninety s. which south africa agreed to buy several billion dollars worth of european military hardware zuba says the charges should be dropped the latest. in was a quick proceedings it lasted less than thirty minutes inside the court the state say that they are ready but the defense if they are not ready we heard that same as lawyers want the charges with dawn until the issue of who pays his legal fees is sorted out we're told that is not going to happen to the judge stated that he's going to postpone the matter into the twenty seventh of july that should give time to figure out where the money is going to come from that say it though he must know lawyers have warned that it may not be possible to be ready by the twenty seventh
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of july which means they could be another delay another respondent simo wants taxpayers to pay his legal fees because he says he's a former president but opposition parties have gone to court and they are insisting that that should not be allowed to happen now how long could this drag on for some say months some say even years some experts and some noise are saying that it could work as soon as advantage if it drags on for as long as possible to give him time to maneuver and find a way out of the mess that he is in. the courts confidently went to interest his supporters and many of those supporters keep saying that he is innocent and insist they are sticking by him no matter what. the u.s. special forces soldier is one of two military personnel killed in somalia an ambush by the group. it happened at the joint u.s. military outpost in the town of. four other u.s. soldiers and one somali injured. now tributes are being paid to the celebrity chef and writer anthony bourdain who's been found dead in his hotel room in france
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police say the sixty one year old took his own life and the callahan reports anthony bourdain career spanned continents but his love of the restaurant business had humble beginnings started out as a dishwasher before becoming a chef in new york his best selling memoir about the underbelly of manhattan's restaurant business changed his life and launched a t.v. career i went from a guy you know broke. always ben had been broke never insured never owned anything perpetually in debt. hard working god overnight the guy with the best job in the world with the freedom to travel around the world doing anything he wants and get paid for it the sixty one year old was filming a series in france for c.n.n. network says anthony bourdain committed suicide and released a statement his talents never cease to amaze us and we will miss him very much i thought some prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly.


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