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zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes deadlock in brussels as european leaders try to thrash out a deal on migration an issue which threatens to split the e.u. and bring down angela merkel's government. five people have been shot dead at a local newspaper in and not marry land one suspect is in custody. a twelve hour cease fire is declared on the syrian government as strikes kill another thirty people in their own province and report strums campaign team was willing to give inside information to foreign countries while he was president elect.
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how much with the latest from the world cup or colombia and japan the progress to the knockout stages of the competition will have all the action later in the program. is ramping up the pressure on its european partners to reach common ground on how to deal with migrant arrivals it's prime it's the prime minister's reportedly blocked the adoption of a joint statement at a tense summit taking place in brussels the migration issue is calls deep divisions in the european union and even threatens now to trigger the collapse of the german government chancellor angela merkel has gone as far as warning that it could split the bloc of parts well the number of undocumented migrants reaching european shores is actually dropped since its peak in two thousand and fifteen and the issue is no longer viewed as a crisis it says it stem the flow of migrants by ninety six percent but based on
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rouse of broken out in the last few months because some member states is simply refusing to let in rescue boats new right wing governments are demanding tighter border controls austria-hungary italy. slovakia and the czech republic along with poland all want a strict approach so as a trying to work out a solution in the form of so-called this embark haitian platforms areas outside europe probably in north africa wet migrants will be held at get the latest now from lawrence lee has been following developments from brussels are we any closer to a joint statement lawrence. no no we absolutely and we knew this was going to be difficult and difficult it certainly has proved to be it's just after eleven o'clock at night here is still talking about migration and what we've seen throughout the course of this evening is flags being raised by different countries saying we think we're making progress on x. part of thing only for another country to say no actually we don't agree with that
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so the french for example said the vai had formed some sort of agreement with a number of countries including italy and the netherlands but then the dutch turned around and said we haven't agreed to that at all there was another apparence idea between the italians and the french for voluntary reception sensors inside the european union but it's reported that hungary then blocked that and so it's hellishly difficult the one thing we do know for a fact that happened tonight was that the presidents of the european commission and european council had been planning and agreed statement on behalf of the entire european union on a relatively benign issues comparatively at least to do with defense and trade and that was vetoed by the italians on the grounds that they tally and said we're not agreed to anything at all until we get a migration deal that we are happy with and so a press conference by shawn claudian quintals house counsel be counsel of last minute and that nothing will now happen until tomorrow and there will be no agreements or no communique or was eventually thing they have sorted out until
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friday lunchtime now the talks go on enormous schisms all over the place the european union is really in a mess over this. the european union is in trouble and they although it's the italians are now siding with the hungarians and austrians in the front against migration the greeks are trying to keep up a spirit of unity with the spanish and the french and the country trying to keep it all from falling apart is generally that chancellor had already spelt out the danger to the entire block in a speech before she arrived but he did hold europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. i do we manage it so others in africa believe that we're guided by values and believe in multilateralism not unilateralism or nobody will believe any longer in the system of values that is may destroy. given that there's no possible way anymore that the bloc can find a united position on sharing refugees the now having to resort to arrangements
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between individual countries prepared to help so for example greece which has already failed to find accommodation for many who fled from turkey says it will take more from germany to ease the political pressure on merkel from inside her own coalition. others repeated their calls for a calm approach to diffuse internal tensions many are talking about the crisis we're talking about numbers that at the moment are more or less eighty percent less than what it was last year so we're talking about numbers that are perfectly manageable we shouldn't get into a panic state of minds our policies in the last year or so have started to produce results now they need to be sustained and it is extremely important that we do this in cooperation and partnership with our friends in the countries of origin transit in particular in africa we're investing a lot in africa now member states need to do the same but not only could they not make progress on issues like external holding centers in places like albania the
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size of the rest became clear as it's early vetoed a planned joint statement from the political bloc putting yet more pressure on chancellor merkel with one day left of the summit. it's worth remembering that the founding principle of the entire european project was and remains ever closer union and yet migration threatens to break that now because many countries either don't have the money or lack the political will to help anymore there is now a battle on for the heart and soul of the european union. this isn't a refugee crisis it's really a crisis about the rule of law and humanitarian standards in the part of the world which claims to be the most moral does it do its people want to be that anymore these are big questions with no satisfactory solutions. and so as we see increasing tension between each member states on this issue lawrence what can we expect from
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day two of this summit that. while there are other things on the agenda they're supposed to give a nod to the fact that they're going to get anywhere with bracks in the u.k. leaving the european union the one thing they can all agree on is that it's a complete mess because the british have no position for the rest of the twenty seven to discuss and so they will acknowledge that they were also supposed to be talking on friday about the very important issue of reform of the euro zone but they can't really get anywhere at all if tonight is anything to go by given the italian position and its intransigence not about anything until they sort out something to do with migration and probably they won't if and if they can come up with any agreed communique by some or a lunch time brussels time then the top the clock will be taking very loudly indeed for angela merkel because the junior partner in her coalition in germany has given her until friday to come back with some sort of deal that's acceptable for them in terms of blocking mass migration to germany and so this still has the potential to
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bring down the merkel governments in germany and if that were to happen at some point next week that surely would be the biggest triumph for the govern. of countries like hungary and it's only indeed important ramifications to all of this thank you very much lawrence lee with all the latest from that e.u. leaders summit in brussels well basically has sent a clear message to europe that it will no longer bear the brunt of immigration with its hardline stance on rescue ships many italians are welcoming interior minister. anti immigrant rhetoric charlie angela is in sicily to find out how refugees are finding this new more hostile environment a bus from could tania unloading into cardamon new one of europe's largest refugee camps here there is fresh for refugees applying for asylum they've heard that italy's new interior minister is hostile to migrants and their right just. so
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what the. new just so even the revolution will talk a little of it into sleep. ernest came from ghana when he was fifteen he lost his mother in libya and made his way to italy alone now a husband and father the camp has been his home for four years lawyers say these people are the lucky ones italy's new policy of turning boats away will make new arrivals almost impossible. we're going back to dean when there was no distinction between genuine refugees and economic migrants the government is now talking about preventing people from even requesting asylum or denying access based on their country of origin and this is a violation of international law italy has shut its ports to charity boats carrying rescued migrants they believe if these boats disappear migrants might be tempted to cross the mediterranean but charity boats account for forty percent of the search
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and rescue operations here in testing this idea thousands could die. italy's new hardline policy is driven by my tales told beany a rock star of the italian right seen here in libya pushing for asylum identification centers to be set up in north africa not europe his slogan stop the invasion local councillor and salvini supporter fabio took me to parts of catan yehi says overrun by migrants. if need. be is now the biggest refugee camp in europe many times we have taken the issue to europe but it's taken so vignette to put a stop to it our coasts are being invaded and the impact of illegal immigration is particularly evident in neighborhoods like this one back at the camp a message from one refugee that this anti migrant rhetoric is dangerous. group
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of migrants together some of us fled persecution others have come just to earn money and then return to africa we don't have that choice we came here because we were being persecuted we came to europe because the. rule of law is respected in africa and it isn't that with these new policies italy risks accusations that it is also forgetting the rule of law and its moral obligations to those in need charlie and to al jazeera to tell you. well joining me now is john springfield an economist and director of research center fear of pain reform thank you very much for speaking to us so we have a two day summit taking place in brussels e.u. leaders trying very hard to thrash out a deal but they are meeting some serious roadblocks from certain other were right wing governments european governments is this going to turn into a crisis that could make or break the bloc i don't think it's going to turn into a crisis that can make or break the block but it might be a make or break time frankly in the interior minister has given her till this
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summit or better after to try and put together a deal which means that germany can essentially close its borders a little bit and it doesn't look as though a deal is really within reach it's going to be very difficult a lot of people are at each other's throats and so yeah it's it's crunch time for and the merkel case where precisely the stumbling blocks lie right now in brussels . well on the one hand you've got the italian government which is essentially led by salvini the far right leader of the league party he wants there to be a lot more burden sharing so a lot more solidarity so more asylum seekers who are currently in italy get spread around the block on the other hand you've got viktor or bound sort of strongman leader of hungary who is very unwilling to accept any asylum seekers whatsoever i mean he's joined by people like sebastian kurtz in austria where is germany has had
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this position where it's been quite welcoming to asylum seekers but now under merkel is facing pressure from her interior minister as well to try and close the borders so you've got all sorts of different leaders ranged against each other. we have those seen in reality quite a rapid fall in the my in the number of new arrivals coming into europe they've managed to bring it down by ninety six percent where then does the focus lie are we going to see more concentration on shoring up europe's external borders as opposed to fed distribution of those asylum seekers already in the region. that would be my guess is that the end of the summit there's not going to be some big deal dealing with migration within europe of asylum seekers or burden sharing in inverted commas of asylum seekers. that the leaders will agree that there should be a stronger external borders and possibly these sentences in places like tunisia
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which are going to be processing centers for asylum claims outside the block i'm very skeptical those will work but i think that generally when europe can come together to come to a solution then it tends to focus on securing the external border because it's the only thing that everybody can agree on and so you don't expect to see a permanent resolution in this summit. but a great deal at stake for german chancellor angela merkel. even if she makes enough progress now to stabilize her coalition can she survive this in the medium to long term future is this going to ultimately be the issue that brings an end to the era of merkel i mean it might well be you know her decision very brave decision to allow asylum seekers to be able to claim asylum in germany despite the fact that they had arrived in the e.u. somewhere else. was something which a lot of people in germany from very difficult to be able to deal with and so
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there's a good chance i think that the polish political ramifications of that decision are going to rebound upon her over time i think she'll probably survive this i think the party is running behind her and i think the public broadly support her. but there's no doubt that she's been quite seriously wounded by the last few weeks very much appreciate your analysis john spring for director of research center for european reform. you know at the news hour live from london much will still to tell you about at least fifteen people die in the latest fire to consume the kenyan capital's largest open air market. arrested for hanging around outside his own home a tragic victim of the philippine president. and then in sport we'll hear from the german team as they return home following their exit from the wild caught.
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five people have been killed in a shooting at a newspaper building in the u.s. state of maryland the gunman appears to have targeted the offices of the capitol news paper in annapolis several people have also been injured some seriously police say the building is now secure and they have one suspect in custody let's get more on this from castro in washington and just tell us more about the casualties now what's the latest. sure marion police have just wrapped up their latest briefing and they said that five people are confirmed dead now they were hesitant to give that number concretely saying that they were still in the process of questioning the one lone suspect who they do have in custody at the moment we they did say that others were seriously injured and again they only believe there was one gunman involved and the building has now been secured with investigators
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just beginning to comb through president donald trump also recently reacted on twitter saying he was briefed about the shooting and that he sends his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims and the victims themselves and he thinks the first responders who were present but again very little information at this point but we do have some insight into what was happening inside this news room one of the reporters for the capitol because that was inside the building when this happened he tweeted that a gunman shot through the glass door to the office and opened fire on multiple employees later he added there's nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you're under your desk and then hear the gunman reload so these accounts from firsthand witnesses of mass shootings again it coming from the united states this time coming from a news room of
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a newspaper mary and indeed some chilling details there of what took place at the scene as the shooting was unfolding and what do we know about this particular newspaper of d.c. we don't know about the the motivation of the gunman but why perhaps this this newspaper was talking to his. right and that's the big question and people are still trying to determine whether this newspaper was the target itself or whether it was another office in this bigger building that also house doctor's offices and was across the street from a public mall but the capitol because that is a local newspaper to annapolis it's a daily it's owned by a bigger conglomerate that also owns the baltimore sun more wider no name with a national circulation and the big question is why did this happen was this indeed an attack focused on this news room was it a workplace violence incident which in two thousand and fifteen was the last time
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that american journalists were killed on the job that was when a t.v. reporter and camera man were both killed due to a workplace violence incident and then there's the bigger concerns of many who have been watching the development of the political atmosphere in the u.s. since the election of donald trump with a more belligerent attitude toward the press with the president himself just tweeting earlier this month that the the news media was the biggest enemy of the united states of the country and so there are many questions swirling although at this moment still much too early to jump to any conclusions thank you very much for now heidi joe concert with all the latest on that story from washington well at least nine people have died off to an oil tanker cool file on a busy road in nigeria's commercial capital will and fifty vehicles will burn to in the truck into flames in the city of lagos officials say the tanker crashed on a motorway after its brakes failed at least four people have been taken to hospital
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. a temporary cease fire has just gone into effect in one of syria's last rebel strongholds the truce and dare i was negotiated by free syrian army rebels and the government's ally russia it will last until noon on friday at least thirty civilians were killed in government as strikes on a province on face day syrian army also captured the town of according to the government's lebanese ally has. meanwhile the united nations is saying around sixty six thousand people displaced by the fighting have reached jordan's border the jordanian government has been insisting that it can't take in any more refugees. is near syria's border with jordan now not about i mean. i mean we are a few hundred meters away from the border with jordan thousands of civilians have been seeking refuge in this area escaping the shelling that targeted this cities and towns in darrow's eastern countryside. today there have been two massacres in
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the town of almost cipher and. after russian air strikes targeted residential areas some civilians were sheltering in their basements when they were hit dozens were killed by the air strikes and they scared many people leading them to flee tens of thousands of also fled toward the border with the occupied golan heights well united nations is urging jordan to keep its borders open to the thousands fleeing the violence in syria to jordan one of the most generous recipients of refugees on earth that they keep border open for people fleeing south there is no there is no other place to go. meanwhile hundreds of syrian refugees in lebanon of begun crossing the border to return home to an uncertain future the refugees cram their
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families and belongings into pickup trucks cars and tractors the lebanese government has told them to return saying many areas in syria are now stable enough but the united nations is more cautious saying the country is not yet safe elsewhere the saudi an emirate he led coalition in yemen has launched as strikes to retake a district south of data seizing the hyatt would help the coalition secure a road that leads to have date as airport yemen's who's the rebels recently took control of parts of the district cutting off a major supply line for the coalition's forces most of the country's food and humanitarian shipments pass through data well in other developments a trumpet ministration plan to sell high tech arms to saudi and the u.a.e. could be derived by a top u.s. lawmaker who's holding back support the u.s. had agreed to sell one hundred twenty thousand precision guided munitions to its gulf allies but senator bob menendez says he has concerns about the war in yemen and whether u.s. policies are contributing to the country's humanitarian crisis he's asked for more
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information on whether the arms could be used to kill civilians the u.s. deputy attorney general has been accused of withholding documents related to the f.b.i.'s investigation into donald trump's presidential campaign this rosenstein why are you keeping information from congress and i'm not keeping any information from congress that it's approved a few minutes mr rosenstein think the house of representatives is going to say something different i don't agree with you congressman i don't believe that's what they're going to say and if they do they'll that disagree but i think we might in a few allies in congress had a heated exchange with rosenstein during a special hearing he's been criticized by trump's supporters for appointing. a special investigation into links between russia and the trump campaign. it's being reported that close confidence of donald trump had closer ties to the u.a.e. than previously thought when they were trying to get him into office the middle east ice says it has e-mail revealing a confidence are willing to exchange inside information with the am right
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ambassador to washington and keep the u.a.e. interested hasa future u.s. policy alan fischer has been looking at the course. from. a key figure in all of this according to the e-mails the website middle east i says it of pain is tom brock a prominent and influential businessman he's an old friend of donald trump's and raised huge sums of money for his election campaign he was allegedly exchanging e-mails with us of the united arab emirates ambassador to washington. it's claimed the ambassador managed to change the republican party platform at its cleveland convention the first draft had a call to release twenty eight pages of classified documents from the nine eleven inquiry which were potentially embarrassing to saudi arabia a close ally that was removed. after dalton surprise election victory in november twenty sixth in its alleged ambassador of tiber pushed
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for insights on who would be moved into key diplomatic intelligence and defense positions in the new administration it was his intention to brief his bosses including the m. rattie krohn prince mohammed bin ziad but then he also apparently offered his own suggestions middle east i says in one e-mail he wrote to tom barac about george w. bush's former homeland security adviser fran townsend i saw her last night and immediately thought she would be huge asset to you she would make a perfect director of national intelligence or d.h.h.s. secretary she would hit the ground running on every issue tones and in fact made the shortlist for a key intelligence position she was considered as a possible f.b.i. director when james komi was fired. middle east i suggest the e-mail exchange may be of interest to the ongoing milot inquiry into potential russian interference into the twenty sixteen presidential election and links to the trump campaign he's looking for not just contact but for flows of money because what he's basically
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investigating is whether any foreign policy started with russia but is now continuing with you know emirates and saudi arabia whether any foreign government actively contributed financially to trump selection campaign and that would be illegal under u.s. law it's claimed crime prince been desired canceled a planned trip to washington last month because he was caught up in the quality of the crown prince did meet donald trump at the white house in may last year to morrow at eleven thirty interviewed by the miller investigation in december he actually recommended paul minor for a strums campaign manager one of four no faces several charges arising out of that miller investigation by alan fischer al jazeera washington. some five hundred seventy five people protesting against president chance immigration policy have been arrested after they occupied a u.s. senate building in washington. demanding an end to the detention separation of
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migrant families who enter the country illegally more than two thousand three hundred migrant children have been separated from their parents at the border in recent weeks last week trying to sign an executive order to end the practice but officials at the border say it's still happening. it's now been announced that u.s. president donald trump will meet russian president vladimir putin in helsinki next month the summit on july sixteenth is set to be the first official meeting between the two leaders held informal talks on the sidelines of international gatherings twice before the white house says the two will discuss u.s. russia relations and a range of national security issues. still ahead for you on the program relatives wait for a fifth day now outside a cave in thailand where twelve school boys and that coach is still trapped. political tightrope walk prince william tolls jerusalem's sensitive holy sites on the final day of his visit to the middle east. and it's for defending international
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seeing some showers later in the day but still some pretty hot weather across southeastern areas and still the risk of some really heavy storms for rumania in particular into north africa it's all looking fine the winds coming as the south attempts up at thirty seven degrees fortunatus meanwhile over across in cairo weather conditions are looking fine thirty six. in central africa we've got showers across the central belt space but pretty wet at the moment across parts of west africa through lagos nigeria and ghana and that continues through saturday much of southern africa is dry and fine plenty of sunshine temperate those struggling in cape town a high here of just fourteen degrees. every year in pakistan hundreds of women are victims of so-called honor killings one on one east searches for the truth in a case that exposes the growing clash between old beliefs and modern life and how
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welcome back you are the news hour look at the top stories now actually has ramped up the pressure on its european partners to reach common ground on how to deal with migrant arrivals its prime minister reportedly built the adoption of a joint statement at ten summit in brussels five people have been killed in a shooting at the offices of a newspaper in the us state of maryland. police say they have secured the capitol building in an apple and have one suspect in custody and a twelve hour truce has gone into effect in one of syria's last opposition strongholds free syrian army rebels negotiated the cease fire with the government's ally russia the truce will last until noon on friday. to all those stories and at least fifteen people have died in a fire in the kenyan capital's largest open air market up to seventy others have
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been taken to hospital with serious buns and suffocation including many children the fire broke out early on thursday morning at the gate called a market which is famous for selling secondhand clothes catherine soy has the latest from nairobi. this is watching maines of a section of one of nairobi's largest markets more than two hundred traders shared this space mostly selling t. funny and connotes the fire started early morning when the market was close to people living nearby was asleep many including children were overcome by smoke and fumes and suffocated others were the hospital someone was at home when he had the market is on fire he had a business here and he lost most of his stock because. i was called at around two am and told there's a fire i rushed here i still have my pajamas on when i got here all my timber was on fire it was worth about ten thousand dollars. but afternoon investigators was
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still collecting evidence to find out what started the fire. and rescue because while cutting open shop door was to make sure no one had been trapped inside all the people who died of suffocation in this building's many others a still in hospital some residents and traders we spoke to said that the fire was caused by an electrical fault but police are still investigating. this maybe there was tragedy in markets a reason he is but it's certainly not the first to happen at least seven serious incidents in the last seven years some are blamed on our son because of business rivalry but most a say to be accidental i can't say what the problem is but the market is too congested and narrow it makes it difficult to contain fires we also sell highly flammable goods like mattresses timber and clothes so far as spreads very quickly we need at least a water hydrant here it's a busy market where tens of thousands of people trade every day so as those who
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lost friends and family in the fire and property ponder their next move just a block away it's business as usual catherine sawyer al jazeera nairobi. at least eleven thousand people including children have been arrested in the philippines for loitering a crackdown ordered by president ordering go to charity has resulted in hugely overcrowded jails by cells meant for six people now hold as many as eighty. points from manila. the last time sir you are good seal your sword genesys was a few years ago and he says his son promised he would come home but he never did. genesis died while under police detention after he was arrested for loitering right outside his home last week his family says he was taken in for simply not wearing a shirt in a public place and he paid the price with this life. the release after all possible
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for an innocent man a man who has committed no crime. and killed dogs or killed in the. president to go to tear to says he wants to rid the country of street crime and has ordered the police to launch an intensive anti loitering campaign but critics say this is another crackdown directed against the poor the church's so-called war on drugs continues with more than twenty two thousand people killed since it took office two years ago we visited one of the detention facilities in the capital manila the stench of human sweat and heat is overwhelming this cell only has a capacity of six but it currently houses at least eighty inmates it is so packed that there are three hour shifts so that others can sleep while the rest stand and the warden says this is an improvement. another sell for women when asked almost
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all of them say they have not seen a lawyer this fight being jailed for. rights groups say the situation is similar across the country and deter to palestinian descent and there are more than ten thousand filipinos have already been arrested over the last two weeks but despite tremendous criticism president through the good artist says there will be no letup in his anti loitering campaign. and this even ordered the rounding up of minors hundred several ready been brought to police stations and this detachment alone at least fifty children are made to sign up as offenders every night some as young as spike years old. i mean there are cases of abuse in these are perpetrated by authorities who are supposedly duty bound to protect the children the burdens that are trying to force these late. or anything in order because
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big places such as industries so what we want to deliver is more spear of safety but that is not a sentiment shared by many here rights groups see the card she is steadily becoming a police state and they're dead and the justice of courts have now been replaced by the justice of guns. al-jazeera manila. well joining me now in the studio is james so he's a professor of development studies and served as the director of the crisis states research center at the london school of economics thank you very much for coming in to speak to us so president to crack down on loitering as he was saying in jimmy his package there has led to minus children some as young as five years old being rounded up and detained what does this say about the rule of law in the philippines today i mean this is really problematic like populace politicians elsewhere they
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place fast and loose with the law this is one of the biggest dangers of trump and it will be etc we see political leaders actually acting on a whim but also acting on appealing to people's fears lowest common denominators and playing loose with the law so he said most of most of the those who've been rounded up there are poor people poor people homeless communities where i've visited in manila another cities they live in the streets. it's like arresting people in their living room. they have no place to go so this is a logical follow up as well to what's been going on for the last two years since he came into office in his war on drugs which is really very much a war against the poor almost twenty thousand people have been killed. is there a proportion of the population a segment of the people in the philippines who. if you present a terror today is the the law and order president the man who is. trying to bring
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some improvement to the drugs problem and is looking up the streets well this is why he has support because he said he'll get rid of the problem of drugs and people feel threatened by drug says like people in european communities or in the united states may feel threatened by immigrants or migrants but of course their problems are usually due to other issues in the philippines there's terrible inequality there's an elite politicians who haven't moved in many decades since a detective just like trump says he's going to clear the swamp and he's going to arrest the near do goods and what we see though is a gravitation increasingly towards the positions of the military so in the second tier in office do tariff they has appointed mostly military people to civilian positions in government so the kind of creeping authoritarianism and maybe even
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martial law again as we can remember from the dictatorship of ferdinand marcos. are there any provisions within the constitution to potentially prevent this any form of opposition or checks and balances that can be exercised in restraining this sort of creeping authoritarianism as you say well you know detective. serves in the system that's very much like the united states there's a congress that's supposed to check the activities of the president there's an end so called independent judiciary but you turf they has arrested for instance a leading senator who was critical of his summary executions in the war on drugs and right now for as long as he has popular. support both houses of congress are behind it usually the senate in the philippines serves as a print of check on the president but he's lined up the senate as well behind him
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so there is a process if opposition builds true impeach the president but there's no sign that's happening any time soon well thank you very much professor james part so from the department of international development at the london school of economics thank you. well now rescuers in northern thailand are trying to find an alternative entrance to a flooded cave where twelve boys and they have been trapped for five days as more time passes without any news their families are becoming increasingly desperate scott hider a polish from chan ry. yelling into the hills for their missing boys forefathers in the jungle above cave pleading for their son to come home but the only reply they got was the whirring of a black hawk helicopter after a night of heavy rain the skies cleared in the afternoon allowing helicopters to resume searching from the air. frustrated with the lack of information and progress after five days the fathers went out on their own checking in with the searchers
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and looking for answers. i want to ask the governor how my boy is and all the other kids where are they do they have food and water that's all i want to know the only thing i can do is just wait and wait till. a group of rescue volunteers from bangkok will use a high tech laser scanner in an attempt to locate the boys plan to lower down a recently located chimney that they hope lead to deep in the cave. because that means scan i can see through layers of ten meters and can share a graphic of the cave if we drop it in the cave we can see the shape of a human more than a thousand people are now involved in the search including american troops and british diving experts. but was so many bodies and organizations at the scene there are also serious logistical challenges were deep in the hills that housed this vast cave network while some groups are using high tech to assist in the search and
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rescue operation somewhat like these from the park service are doing the old fashioned way they're hiking through these woods to link up with some rescue officials deeper in the hills while the searching continues in the water in the air in the vast jungle families are focused on staying strong because at this stage that's one of few things they have control over al-jazeera chiang rai an investigation into the u.k.'s involvement in rendition and torture often nine eleven is criticized inexcusable collusion with the u.s. in the treatment of detainees the british parliament intelligence committee report said the security agency supplied questions for the interrogation of prisoners they knew or suspected was subjected to cruel inhumane and degrading treatment fulbright and reports. the brutal methods of western intelligence agencies after nine eleven included waterboarding starvation sleep deprivation stress positions verbal threats and physical assaults on the u.k.'s intelligence and security committee set out to
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uncover the extent of british involvement after fifty hours of testimony and forty thousand documents the conclusion was clear in the view the united kingdom tolerated actions and took others that we regard as inexcusable the committee declared itself astonished that despite rendition being illegal in britain there is still no clear policy on the u.k.'s involvement in the practice by other countries via the u.k. and while there was no smoking gun showing british agents had physically abused detainees there were hundreds of cases where agents had been involved in interrogations despite knowing or suspecting mistreatment but crucially the committee was prevented from talking to the agents involved we want to talk to the people who were in those posts back at that time and in addition to that we want to talk to people who were in the field at that time because without it you call fill in potential gaps campaigners say it's time for
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a judge led independent inquiry which has greater powers to demand disclosure and compel witnesses to attend this is something the government promised back in twenty ten. it has stalled but the government has until now always maintained that this will be the position once the iowa say has finished its inquiry and say we now look to theresa may to establish that inquiry without delay the response from the intelligence agencies has come from an interview with an unnamed agent here at m i six in which they said that the agencies were unprepared for the upsurge in counterterrorism work which followed nine eleven that they had who had specific training in conducting detainee interviews but the tough important lessons had been learned and they did things very differently now. the abuses at abu ghraib bag graham kuantan him obey in the numerous so-called black sites around the world led to a global scandal and now even the united states prohibits its agents from using cruel or degrading interrogation methods which rendition and detentions are still going
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on in the oversight of them remains murky paul brennan al-jazeera london. persons prince william has visited sensitive holy sites in occupied east jerusalem on the final day of his middle east tour they included the most important site in judaism and one of the most important sites in islam is the first official visit by a member of the royal family since one thousand nine hundred forty eight and as harry forcer ports had to walk a political tightrope. appeal of bell's welcome prince william to the most personal part of this first official visit to israel in the occupied palestinian territories by a british royal at the church of st mary magdalene on the slopes of the mount of olives he paid tribute to his great grandmother princess alice a devout christian who'd sheltered jews during the holocaust she'd asked to be buried in jerusalem but present day politics will close at hand the royal itinerary
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turned this last day in east jerusalem part of the prince's visit to the occupied palestinian territories attracting some criticism from right wing israeli politicians israel's culture minister called him impolite for not meeting jerusalem's israeli man. at the al aqsa mosque compound the site know to jews as the temple mount he met islamic clerics and viewing up close the golden dome of the rock just below at the western wall he met the chief rabbi of the holiest site where jews can pray leaving his own print between the stones. it reflected a balance he's had to strike throughout the trip choosing israel seventieth anniversary year one in which the united states has moved its embassy to jerusalem for a first official royal visit meant the politics had to be played carefully and you are sure it is i would you are going is just he's on wednesday prince william was in the occupied west bank addressing the palestinian president as the head of a country. britain does not recognize the state of palestine
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but language like that ensured a warm reception his final speech of the visit at the consulate in east jerusalem was in similar vein my message. is that you have not been forgotten. it's been a very powerful experience to meet you and other palestinians living in the west and to hear your stories. back in the old city on his final day prince william's final stop the man who one day become head of the church of england spending time inside one of christianity's holiest places the church of the holy sepulcher the site where jesus christ is said to have been tuned and resurrected so prince william has now completed his final official engagement of this trip it's a trip that kensington palace has been careful to describe as nonpolitical but it was at the request of the british government and of course in this environment at this time the issue of jerusalem is intensely political and he's had to walk the political fault lines very delicately are equal so how does he or i did. so.
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