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a million people have signed a petition urging the government to revise its refugee law on j. the local government is hoping some including adnan to find jobs. council restaurants are asked if we could hire some of their given our labor shortage at first they didn't even occur to me they were refugees or that there was a civil war raging in yemen it was outside my scope of interest the refugees we spoke to said their brother be at home in yemen and stuck on what they regard as an expensive holiday resort island because of we have this in yemen so we go back to yemen because you have to live in a country where you grew up in new music or where you have no friends where you have lived. it is expected it will take up to eight months to process the refugee applications craig leeson al-jazeera j j u r l and south korea. garza's health says to people including a thirteen year old boy have been killed by israeli gunfire the boy is reportedly
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shot in the head during friday protests on the border with israel more than three hundred palestinians were injured in weekly protests at the border since march against israeli land confiscation and the ongoing occupation more than one hundred thirty palestinians have been killed by israeli live fire and thousands injured since march but that hasn't stopped people from going back out to protest and. i had three operations on my leg and a fourth one yesterday i escaped from the hospital to participate with my people in today's protest we want to wake up all the sleeping palestinians from gaza to the west bank despite my injury i came to throw stones and burn tires and cut the wires of the border fans. so i had an al jazeera photo journalist who's facing the death penalty for doing his job during a military crackdown in egypt plus we take a log cabin mexico's main presidential candidates and wants a stake for both the rich and the working poor.
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hello and welcome back us look at the weather across southeastern parts of asia first of all we've got some pretty big storms we've had some large rainfall totals being reported in kota kinabalu for instance in borneo and if you look at the forecast certainly our border is looking pretty wet over this of forty hours some big storms here for the towards the south look so this showers will stay to the north of jaffa unbalances what they should do at this time of the year should be largely dry and fine the philippines terry not to bother a few showers there but also a lot of fine weather so move the forecast through into monday showers up through the. i think bangkok may see wanted to cheer in the day but otherwise a fair amount of sunshine is expected moving down into a straight weather condition still dominated by high pressure but we've got some
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fairly cold air coming around this circulation the high so sydney last night down to seven degrees celsius and could be cold in the next twenty four hours so it's a chimney cool seems the weather across the country so fourteen five later melbourne sydney just fifteen degrees as a high across western heiresses looking fine for perth a mix from there of twenty two degrees celsius the chance want to showers across parts of queens and across new zealand the weather the moment is looking pretty unsettled but it should get better once we get through into monday. on counting the cost the european union is trying to change and we'll look at the reasons why the economic cost of violence in mexico plus the timber companies accused of being dangerous in the world's second largest rainforest. counting the cost on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera let's recap the headlines now sporadic fighting is moderate temporary ceasefire in the syrian government's campaign to retake rebel controlled areas of the southern city of daraa the u.n. says the russian backed offensive has displaced one hundred sixty thousand people in the last five days rebels now say they're in negotiations with russian officers to reach a peace deal. be a week since twelve young footballers in their coach went missing in
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a cave in northern thailand from one thousand divers soldiers and border guards have joined the search a new opening to the underground cave complex was discovered on friday raising hopes that the boys may still be found alive a ceasefire deal that hopes to end south sudan's civil war is come into force president salva kiir and rebel leader react machar signed the agreement in sudan's capital khartoum on wednesday previous cease fire agreement has been violated. a photojournalist in egypt could face the death penalty for taking pictures during the military crackdown five years ago the judge is expected to deliver his verdict on saturday reports. mahmood that was aid better known as show kind could be sentenced to death for simply doing his job and he gyptian judge is due to give his ruling in the case. was arrested along with two other nonny gyptian journalists who were later released while he was taking pictures during the post-coup unrest in
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egypt where in twenty thirteen. he was among hundreds of people detained when egyptian security forces ordered by general as sisi now the president to end the six week sit in almost one thousand people died in the violence that followed human rights watch has said the egyptian military's crackdown is probably a crime against humanity according to court documents show khan is being charged with weapons possession illegal assembly murder and attempted murder rights groups have called for his immediate release the egyptian embassy in paris refused to accept a petition with more than seventy thousand signatures in support of show khan amnesty international says his health is deteriorating more. shook and he demanded all charges against him a dropped we demand that the egyptian government stops the suppression of human
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rights defenders who are being silenced simply because they criticize egyptian authorities he's been diagnosed with malnutrition niƱa and depression he's written a letter from his prison cell outlining the abuses he's faced and how journalism in egypt has become a crime there are thirteen journalists facing life imprisonment or the death sentence on saturday show khan will learn his fate diana kerim al-jazeera. well let's bring you some news coming in related to that story and we're hearing that the egyptian court has delayed a final ruling in the case against actually seven hundred and thirty nine people they've delayed a final ruling until july the twenty eighth so obviously people there with a lot at stake in terms of death sentences seven hundred thirty nine people now waiting to find out their fate on july twenty eighth the un's top court has heard
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the case by qatar which accuse the u.a.e. of spreading a climate of fear among cults a reason living there since the blockade began more than a year ago carter is appealing to the international court of justice to use emergency measures that would lift restrictions imposed by its gulf neighbor lawyers representing catherine the u.a.e. made their final arguments before the court in the hague says companies and individuals have been denied access to education medicine and justice. more than one hundred refugees and migrants are missing feared drowned after their boat capsized off libya's west coast we should warn some viewers may find the images disturbing the bodies of three young children have been recovered and these sixteen people survived a spanish rescue ship says it was told by italian officials to let the libyan coast guard respond to a distress call from the boat witnesses describe the vessel as old and overloaded.
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there were one hundred twenty people on board on their way the front part broke a wooden piece pierced it and then the boat started sinking and the water started to rise everyone died women children elderly people mean all of them died. and first over surprised with this boat because i was told it was eight meters and could hold twenty people when i tried to leave they beat me and. i was forced to get on board families with children were in miserable conditions it was full of about one hundred twenty to one hundred fifty people it was very crowded and the conductor could not even see in front of them. hundreds of people were arrested in the u.s. capitol during a protest against the president's policy of separating migrant families the government says it's trying to reunite children with their parents but more demonstrations against donald trump's immigration policies are expected across the country on saturday mind you all that up our reports from washington d.c. . and yet dozens of signs and posters are being prepared for something big
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a protest bringing together more than one hundred different groups all opposed to u.s. president donald trump's zero tolerance policy on migrants it's a national day of action it's not only here in washington d.c. but also across the country the message is simple and our demands are simple we want to see families reunited once again and we want an end to family separation and family the tension policies images of children locked away crying out for their parents after being forcibly separated from them have shocked many the u.s. government admits more than twenty three hundred children have been taken from their parents since may a federal court has ordered them to be reunited a majority of them are fleeing violence in countries like hunter s. and l. salvator or extreme poverty in the case of guatemala the outcry from those opposing the treatment of child migrants has led to calls for protests across the united states. in washington on thursday nearly six hundred people were arrested during
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a demonstration inside the united states senate among those led away by police from capitol hill was hollywood actor and activist susan sarandon and leave. again to take on the. president from continues to call for a strengthening of the us mexico border through the construction of a wall something immigration experts say does nothing to address the root cause of migration extreme violence and poverty in central america the practice of separating migrant families has halted but the organizers behind the protests against president from zero tolerance policy insist that more demonstrations like the ones planned for saturday will continue until these families are reunited. washington. calland has hit back at the u.s. over steel and alimony and terrorists by imposing twelve billion dollars worth of tariffs on american goods canada's plan will take effect from next week and
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includes charges on u.s. imports like yogurt coffee and toilet paper. canada has no choice but to retaliate with a measured perfectly reciprocal dollar for dollar response and that is what we are doing i cannot emphasize enough they were grette with which we take these counter measures we are acting very much in store oh not in anger but the us terrorists leave counted in no choice but to defend our industries our workers and our communities and i can assure you that we will maintain the firm resolve to do so. mexicans go to the polls on sunday for an election that could open the political status quo big business is pushing its favorite candidates but the country's working class are expected to be the kingmakers for hoping for an end to violence poverty and corruption in america had to lucien human explains.
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michael steele a little side you'll have yet to run a car parts factory that exports to the united states to a mexico's number one industry and like dozens of other prominent industrialists and businessmen he's part of a coalition that publicly supports the presidential candidate for mexico's governing party. the sampling you'll need a former finance minister is a friend of big business and the free markets the end to sis of the populous left wing candidate who's leading in the polls mr the aside you believe he would be disastrous for mexico that we have a sample of venezuela is a them as well though what wasn't true the gets. what happens after sixty years he went out of money then you know in his role and he's i mean are very tough story so we don't want that to happen makes i and this is what i thought is a long time opponent of so-called savage capitalism and accuses prominent mexican
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billionaires of belonging to what he calls a power mafia. i ever see a study i need is appealing to mexicans to vote for continuity and not true a return to what he describes as the disastrous populism of the past and they are. in these elections what we believe what we love what we've built is at stake in this election the country's future is at play. because one of the conservative opposition party plan couldn't agree more he too wants mexicans but the choice is between stability and the kind of uncertainty that spooks investors but the concerns of the business sector don't seem to be striking a chord among millions of poor mexicans who struggle to make a living for many here the prospect of electing a president who promises to make the have nots rather than the privilege his main priority seems irresistible people like troop vendor israel who says the two other
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candidates represent options that have failed to the working class. you before we need jobs education sports health for farmers not just for those who have benefited from welcome. need help so the country can grow. you'll have it remains optimistic he says it's illegal to tell his employees who to vote for but that he has explained what he believes would be the consequences if mexico to veer off its present course you see i'm human i just see that mexico every day in australia thirty people are rescued from drowning saving them in the future is about to get easier this summer drones will be used to help rescue stranded swimmers to spot sharks that might be getting a little too close for comfort thomas reports from.
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a drone flies over the australian surf as well as the rough water films in the center of the shot to swim as we've been swept out and are in serious trouble but rather than just film them the drone drops help a self inflating float to which the swimmers cling on and used to get gradually swept by the waves back into sure it was one of these drones which in january carried out the rescue of two sixteen year old boys mark phillips was at the controls lucky i got on video yes we didn't actually put it on our end because we're obviously busy we did it we do have a timer from the video footage from the wire so we know from takeoff to them receiving a part with sixty seventy seconds a demonstration shows how it works the drone hovers above the person in trouble then it's operator times when to drop its load swimmers hold on until help arrives and i more traditional way in some cases drones are equipped with the loudspeakers
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too connected to lifeguard radios they act in a preventative capacity where being able to get above people and say i stop there's a repair or you are about to get into trouble or you're about to be washed off its head back in with had that capability so we're having intervened probably close to one hundred times where we'll stop people getting into that situation before they've even got the last australian summer beaches down the east coast where patrolled by seventeen lifesaving drones by this november more than fifty rescue drugs will be operating the water today is calm of that ever get but in the rough weather with waves rowing can reach places that jet skis can and far in frightening they've gone from shore to drop in just twenty five seconds. other drones look for sharks computers have been taught to recognise different species we've tried it with images this computer system and it can actually come back and
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actually give us accurate answers on the basis of the data we fit the computer can then alerts people to get them out of the water it is an excellent example where. been used in not replacement things but assistance in getting the work done even better way the shark spotting and life flow dropping drones have finished their trial periods they'll be patrolling australian beaches for real this summer and those behind them hope to sell their technology worldwide thomas al-jazeera. brisbane. let's take you through the headlines here now to syria now sporadic fighting is moderate temporary ceasefire in the syrian government's campaign to retake rebel controlled areas of the southern city of daraa the u.n. says the russian backed offensive as displaced one hundred sixty thousand people in the last five days rebels say they're now in negotiations with russian officers to
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reach a peace deal of the area is meant to be part of a deescalation zone negotiated by the united states and russia turkey's foreign minister says the two countries have a responsibility to end the fighting. the united states and russia have reached an agreement regarding this area and syria they reached an agreement for deescalation zones and according to the deal opposition forces would be deployed on one side while syrian regime forces would be on the other but the syrian regime forces launched an attack on the other side so who made this agreement the united states and russia they both have responsibility and this needs to stop. meanwhile has valar secretary general says the group will help return some of the syrian refugees in lebanon to their country has announced that allah says he'll work with both the syrian and lebanese governments to coordinate voluntary returns on one million syrians have fled to neighboring lebanon to escape the violence it's now been
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a week since twelve young footballers and their coach went missing in a cave in northern thailand more than a thousand divers soldiers and border guards have joined the search a new opening to the underground cave complex was discovered on friday and ceasefire deal that hopes to end south sudan's civil war is coming to force presence our kiran rebel leader react my char signed the agreement in sudan's capital khartoum on wednesday un envoy to yemen says both the warring parties in her day that have agreed to allow the u.n. to have a role in managing the city's red seaport it follows more than two weeks of fighting since the saudi u.a.e. coalition launched a military operation to take the city from hoofy rebels and egyptian court has delayed the final ruling in the case against seven hundred thirty nine people including a thirty year old photojournalist facing the death penalty mahmoud i was eight was convicted for taking pictures during the military crackdown five years ago the court cited security reasons for the first spode moment the next session is set for
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the end of july those he headlines the news continues after counting the cost stay with us and al-jazeera. the final. hello i'm hasn't seeker this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics the european union is trying to change
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a look at the efforts to reform it. also this week illegal logging activists accuse timber companies of endangering the world's second largest rainforest in the democratic republic of congo plus nafta and one of the world's worst digital divide look at the economic challenges ahead for mexico. or the european union makes up one fifth of the world's economy part of its success is that each citizen see themselves as better off economically within the block than outside but that perception is being challenge the e.u. turned sixty last year and for some it may be showing its age this week's e.u. summit in brussels reform was tabled as a necessary adjustment to meet the new challenges french president emmanuel mccraw is one of those driving the reforms he says now is a golden opportunity to make changes to ensure the future success of the bloc he is
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pushing for a more financially flexible you but divisions have been growing as well over the blocs policy on refugees on the opening day a breakthrough of sorts was achieved under the deal to block will boost funding to address the issue which has threatened the very solidarity of the bloc largely has more. if it's being framed as a solution to the migration crisis i think it's the biggest exaggeration you could possibly imagine what what he sees in terms is a sort of political fix to stop the block from falling apart and take the pressure in particular of the german chancellor angela merkel whose political career was in the balance because of this a lot of what they've agreed in this communique is exactly what is expected and it's all about keeping people out more support for the libyan coast guard for example strengthening the borders with turkey these sorts of things the surprise package which was dreamt up by emmanuel macron the french president with this idea
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of what they call holding centers potentially in italy and greece the two countries that most of the refugees come through actually what it is in terms is a win for the hardliners no overall idea of what a common european asylum policy looks like but what it does is appease italy and take all the pressure of angela merkel we're joining us now from london is john spring for deputy director at the center for european reform thanks very much for being with us so is there a problem in the way this whole issue of migration is being framed in europe particularly in economic terms because you know we get it we get all these figures about how germany for example its population is getting older and there is a labor shortage and there is an argument there that it actually needs more people in need more migrants. i think that's absolutely right and one of the big advantages of loss of having a lot of migrants coming into your economy is that it also just helps you fiscally if you've got an aging population and
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a shrinking working age population and you don't have the tax base to be able to pay for all of the health care and pensions and so forth that the zero people need so bringing in more people will definitely helps what's really important though is that those people are quickly integrated into the labor market into society so that they find jobs quickly and they they start becoming productive helpful members of society yeah this goes back to this this whole issue of europe's rich subsidizing europe's poor i mean how do you find how do you find some sort of common ground on that i think that germany is is very unwilling to have the kind of transfer union as it's called that a country like italy or most countries have whereby because you raise more taxes from rich people that money gets oh so many transform transfers in the form of public services and welfare expenditure to poor people germany we really does not
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want that to happen on the on the europeans scale and. the merkel has tried very hard with a negotiation with macron to stop that from happening and part of the reason for that is it's not just germany it's also a group of countries led by the netherlands which are calling themselves the new hanseatic league who are breathing down anger merkel's neck and saying look we don't want germany to sign up to that kind of transfer union. there's also of course the issue of tariffs looking at to its own set of measures to protect it's still an alum indian industry and that's of course couple coming off to the u.s. imposed tariffs on their metals industry what impact is that likely to have because we've heard enough economists saying that trade was around there are no winners in in trade wars so i mean is this is a case of that they were faced with little choice and the current set of
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terrorists which the trump administration has imposed is not going to be an economic disaster if the european union you know we're talking about tariffs on some basic metals. and the e.u. is not an absolutely huge supplier of these missiles to the us the problem is if the trade war escalates and the us imposes tariffs on cars where the e.u. has a very big us and sends a lot of cars to the us and it's quite vulnerable to that. i mean it's difficult to say how the e.u. should respond on the one hand if they just said ok trump imposed tariffs on us and we're not going to respond and then it may well just involved in trying to go further particularly if the trade balance between the e.u. and the us does not improve but on the other hand you know if they do escalate the trade war then it might become a kind of fight to the death and we might see some severe restrictions on
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transatlantic trade which which won't help anyone so it's a typical economists on the one hand and on the other argument but i think the e.u. is essentially has got no easy options here john's break for good to speak with you thank you. now an iconic motorcycle brand versus donald trump the u.s. president's trade spat with the e.u. has forced holly davidson to shift gear new e.u. tariffs will raise the average cost per bite by about two thousand dollars so it's moving some production outside the u.s. and with that decision holly became the poster child for the breakdown in u.s. trade relations with the e.u. rob reynolds has more from washington. the growing global trade war is claiming some of its first victims in the u.s. motorcycle maker harley davidson announced it was moving some of its production overseas to avoid steep tariffs imposed by the european union. the e.u.
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action came after president donald trump slapped tariffs on european steel and aluminum harley davidson says it sold forty thousand motorcycles in europe last year it's not yet clear how many workers will lose their jobs trump tweeted surprised that harley davidson of all companies would be the first to wave the white flag asked about the wisconsin based manufacturers decision white house spokesperson sarah sanders defended trump's trade policies the european union is attempting to punish u.s. workers with unfair and discriminatory trade policies and president trump will continue to push for free fair and reciprocal trade and hopes that the e.u. will join us in the meanwhile soybean farmers in the midwest are dreading the prospect of china taxing their product in retaliation for trump's tariffs on chinese goods futures are already at their lowest in nearly a decade export twenty five percent of your products any time your stock start
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talking training oceans is going to be a big impact on your business. tariffs have gone into effect on us cranberries peanut butter orange juice and levi's jeans also in a blow to european liquor aficionados and american distillers bourbon whiskey has become costlier from lisbon to warsaw thanks to e.q. retaliatory terrorists twenty five percent price increase is going to put us really expensive compared to other products that are already available in europe made by either european producers or indian or even japanese producers the kentucky distillers association urged trade negotiators to quote sit down over a glass of our signature spirit and resolve their differences. still to come on counting the cost ticket to ride a u.k. court grants a temporary license to operate in london or criticizes what it calls the company's gung ho behavior. first
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there's a europe wide shortfall of carbon dioxide why does that matter well c o two is the gas that's used to put the fears into beer and soft drinks it also helps extend the shelf life of meat and other packaged foods it was reported last week as the worst supply situation to hit the european carbon dioxide business in decades adding to u.k. is the hardest hit country a kuwait saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are teaming up to offer financial aid to neighboring behind concerns of the growing about the state of behinds economy it's located off the coast of saudi arabia but unlike its neighbor it has limited oil supplies and worries about the country's large public debt which now stands at eight hundred nine percent of gross domestic product have been gathering pace the cost of insuring that debt against a default has also been flashing
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a clear warning signal it's of the highest since records began but most worryingly behind has relatively low levels of foreign exchange reserves so there have been fears around its future ability to pay for essential imports a demand for wood in europe and elsewhere is causing a rainforest in africa to shrink and an alarming rate environmental campaigners are accusing the largest timber company in the democratic republic of congo of illegally cutting down millions of trees poor cheddar jan reports. in the heart of africa the congo basin is home to the world's second largest rain forest but a new investigation accuses timber companies of endangering its existence second in size to the amazon the congolese re forced to some two million square kilometers it covers six countries including the democratic republic of congo where it's shrinking the fastest. the nonprofit global witness says the d r c s biggest timber company north through timber is illegally harvesting trees at nearly ninety percent
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of its sites with impunity north through timber which is portuguese owned denies this congolese subsidiary sort of force is breaching its contracts it says the accusations have no basis it acknowledges some management plans may not be in place but that it's talking with the ministry of environment about them global witness is also accusing importers such as portugal and friends of failing to take action researchers are trying to learn about the forced unique ecosystem before it's too late. these forests are under pressure from humans so we scientists want to categorize the fauna and the birds the only thought of this forest before it is destroyed and that scientists say the congo rainforest is a source of food and water for tens of millions of people it's also home to six hundred types of trees and ten thousand animal species including endangered ones they say these trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but their ability to reduce greenhouse gases and regulate the climate is decreasing. but example here
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for example the rainy season normally starts in mid august but now sometimes it begins in july and sometimes in september and when it comes sometimes the water does not rise steadily and then they suddenly recede there's a disorder in the cycle so despite existing national international laws designed to protect rain forests global witness says companies like north timber seventy five million hectares of rain forest in the d.r. see global witness demanding all those involved from governments to importers and buyers to stop being complicit in the destruction of d r c s tropical rain forests and the impact it's having on the planet's climate to carry on a campaign that global witness says that the government of d r c has not been implementing the laws in its books. our report shows that around sixty percent of the timber nasuwt timber is exporting and also timber is the biggest logging
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company in the r.c. sixty percent of this timber is classified as endangered or vulnerable by the international union for the conservation of nature we actually believe that tropical timber or especially those which are threatened or endangered should be treated like ivory and there's basically no excuse no legitimacy to be cutting down these endangered species or global it in this report. exposes a lot of a lot of the legalities for nelson timber not a timber has also been accused of illegalities for the past six years by other non-governmental organizations and so far the sea has not done anything to ensure that laws are applied so the first thing that really needs to happen is that the government must get serious and say if you breach the law there will be consequences. now one of the main issues in mexico's presidential campaign has been its underperforming economy mexico is traditionally seen as a commodities and manufacturing giant it has the largest proven silver reserves in the world and the tenth largest oil reserves but according to bloomberg some forty
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percent of the population still face entrenched poverty in terms of internet access mexico falls behind colombia brazil venezuela chile and argentina countries where between thirty and forty percent of the population is connected online and the most deprived areas are in rural communities john home has more. in. the mix can countryside decimated by poverty and empty but migration over decades you're more is one of the aging population of small scale firms struggling to compete with industrial scale operations in the world the mexico and the u.s. almost all that i know i produce grains but not money he says that many communities young have either left or turned to more lucrative ventures when they're all they sell drugs they kidnap they live well for a few days and then they get killed just next to my house or there was head of
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a kidnapping. this man promises to change the presidential front runner and raise money well look his obrador has made the neglected mix can countryside a campaign priority. he said he were focused government support from large industrial produces to smaller farms think helped them get quality seeds technological know how better access to loans and the guaranteed minimum price for their crops it's all part of an ambitious plan for mexico to produce its own food. they're buying everything abroad that we could grow in mexico me that's going to start. in the past there were incredibly strong ties between mexicans and the land this is the birthplace of corn itself but it's a different country now daming with the urban population and the global market the
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question is if it's really possible or even worth the cost of resuscitating this sector. even lopez obrador team says the wholesale change he promises will be impossible in one of been a straight. and agricultural economist who in general support the plan of question dave price guarantees for individual farmers and in particular in full swing home grown food and carry a steep cost for authorities and consumers is because when testing the view that in consequence it's going to be very expensive for the government and mexican taxpayer that. promise them so seems split between those two banking on a ruling party which is giving them just enough to survive and those like a year or more voting in the hope of change. well joining me now to talk more about this from i.h.s. market in london is carlos daniels thanks very much for being with us so just
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broadly speaking. how would you assess the current state of the mexican economy right now. well the other items my dad would currently are expecting the economy to continue growing these year at around two point two percent but the key question marks are related to the ongoing enough though the negotiations there is a a lot of uncertainty going on there at the moment mexico highly depends on the u.s. us it's been costumer in terms of exports eighty percent of make them exports go to the u.s. that uncertainty was sort of the impact of the economy when you when you hear about mexico in the news these days a lot of it focuses on on on the violence and the ongoing drug wars which is pushing so many. people to the border with the u.s. and the and that's has its own issues as well but how much of an impact is this
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having on on mexico as a whole and mexican society. yes i mean certainly last year we had a record levels in terms of the numbers of homi sites in the country the trend continues to go up so far this year everything has been driven by the fragmentations of the main drug cartels and this is an eight in. an impact on not only voting intention but also on the security environment for companies that are operating in different parts of the concert is a big challenge for the next government will inherit it's going to be very difficult to resolve overall when you look at the economic indicators actually exports in mexico went up last year foreign direct investment went up as well but it's an issue about mexico being able to reach its potential in terms of economic growth so obviously a reduction in terms of violence would make the operating environment more friendly and that could even speed up the amount of investment and economic progress but but
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having said that there are little certain things regarding nafta and the policies of the next gorham in terms of the economy and that's going to impact the overall economic growth in the country in terms of the the inequalities in in mexico right now is why one of the things i was i was reading about was the seventy percent of mexicans have no access to a computer in twenty eight hundred there is this this great digital divide. in the countries between in the country between the cities and some of the rural areas how much of a factor is all of that in mexico's future economic growth there is a big digital divide there is also a big divide between the north and south of the contrary the solve the usually southern states are being very poor with we can see tuitions and the defense also in terms of security on the operating environment that current government is trying to create special economic zones in the south of mexico to try to promote their
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economic growth the next one. it's very likely to continue with that and also there are talks about expanding those economic zones to the north of the country there's also a big issue in terms of youth unemployment and that is not only fuel in issues related to drug related violence and many of the youth going into organised crime but also creating issues in terms of discontent specially in the south which is a part of mexico or usually have brought as an strikes for different reasons against the government and where does mexico's currency the peso fit into all of this. because as that takes a hit there that has implications on inflation in the country as well yeah certainly the best so has been here very hard over the past year mostly related to the decisions you got enough every time that there was a conflict or or or the other situation in which there was no agreement or every
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time the u.s. administration criticized mexico's stance on trade the best so usually weekend and that obviously had a big impact on inflation that the government. and the moment but also the one that will inherit the contrie will only have to deal with that in the future but also with trying to slow down overall inflation in the country last year inflation was around six percent the highest over the past sixteen years and that's what a lot silencer they will have to cope with over the next year carlos cardenas thanks very much for being with us and finally taxi hailing app has won an appeal to continue operating in london for now license was revoked last september over the company's failures to report serious criminal offenses and conduct background checks on drivers for brennan has more. as a business is a global disruptor turning the traditional taxi profession upside down and
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provoking protests bans and restrictions as it does it the company is now valued at more than seventy billion dollars and after starting with just three hundred u.k. drivers in two thousand and twelve now has sixty thousand u.k. drivers forty five thousand of them in london but it's had a confrontational relationship with the london regulator t.f. out the company boss told elbridge admitted that previous correspondence for example the regulator had been inaccurate incomplete and an adequate and they accepted that the reporting of crime for example was not what it should be that said the judge despite acknowledging a gung ho approach by the company in the past was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and granted a fifteen month probationary license under the strict supervision of t f l who but insisted that since last year there have been wholesale change in the way it now conducts its business it was now transparent and open because u.k.
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boss tom eldridge declined to be open with the media afterwards instead issuing just a brief written statement we are pleased with today's decision we will continue to work with t.f. l. to address their concerns and earn their trust while providing the best possible service for our customers with a body representing london's traditional black cabs is not happy at all they've admitted a catalogue of errors in their treatment c.f.l. as a regulator and basically the magistrate has said i will as long as you've apologized and everything's going to be good for merrill we can move forward i mean this decision was an absolute disgrace and one former driver says c.f.l. now needs to prove itself too to your fellow new tackled over at the end of a five year license term why was cheerful not on top of this throughout the license terms that's the question we need to be asked now is that changed as well is it capable of managing who. is on probation will it now play fair or take t f l for
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each one. wants to be seen. to be. the monster. it is. the human being. on. this is zero. live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes syrian state t.v.
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shows celebrations in one of several southern towns that have reportedly accepted a deal to return to government control. threw it into the depths of the cave and young footballers us to live a week off to going missing. on five years of war on the latest agreement finally bring lasting peace to south sudan plus. all be explaining how grown up. like you both are doing the bullets. for the world cup on saturday with taking on argentina in the last sixteen one of the two former champions will be going home by the end of the day the news from russia coming up later this hour. rebels are talking to syrian government ally russia about
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a peace deal in the south under which they would hand over areas they controlled the president bashar al assad's forces now these pictures add on syrian state television is fed to show celebrations in one town called di al now it appears that people are chanting pro-government slogans after the army entered the town there's been a temporary ceasefire in parts of there are province but it's been breached by sporadic fighting adding to fears of a humanitarian catastrophe the u.n. says the fighting has displaced one hundred and sixty thousand people in southern syria over the past five days. or both israel and jordan are refusing to open their borders to these displaced people reporter emma hirani is on the syrian side of the border with jordan national i'll have more here at the border crossing that many syrian refugees have used in the past to cross from syria into jordan today
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thousands of civilians mainly women and children again others along this border hoping to be able to cross into jordan. there were calls to his highness the king of jordan to give them permission to cross over these families have nothing left for them to ask to cross that border to escape death they've been displaced from areas that have been hit by thousands of airstrikes in the past few days and they're now looking to cross to safety we've witnessed the tragic events the civilians have been through and the only demand now is to go in the direction of jordan. as you mentioned this area is meant to be a part of a deescalation zone negotiated by the united states and russia turkey's foreign minister says the two countries have a responsibility to end the fighting. the united states and russia have reached an agreement regarding this area and syria they reached an agreement for deescalation zones and according to the deal opposition forces would be deployed on one side while syrian regime forces would be on the other but syrian regime forces launched
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an attack on the other side so who made this agreement the united states and russia they both have responsibility and this needs to stop. as the rector of the levant has. joins us now from beirut good to speak to you again sir i mean how this all the opposition in. syria is in the. with russia who is actually doing the talking to the negotiating. i mean. there are trying to negotiate a settlement or a cease fire but this cease fire has no chance to. be it's not applicable what we are seeing in reality is the same scenario that we've seen in april at first and we have seen in goot up which means that the. syrian regime back by its own sort of russia and iran will
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throw in to the rebel areas and they dislocate they will destroy. under their control a full surrender of the opposition it's now will clear the. battleforce are left on their own their main sponsor. us said said it very clearly that they cannot support them it's not like they did with the kurds in the north square and at two to threaten this area was faced by a strong response from the american here every things seem to indicate that that is if not. the nation between america israel on one side and russia on the other side and if there is if there is a deal this he would mean. on one side russia will control
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the border between syria and jordan and in exchange they get an east that the iranian forces will be kept away from the syrian border for at least forty kilometers it's worthwhile. recalling that it was needed. that was reached in september to seven. a scary thing of value which is that he said that because we were seeing the russians going in was in the gulf and going into bombing these towns with barrel bombs and elephant bombs and. with complete disregard for this deescalation deal. this is. over but at the heart of this was a promise given to the iranian forces will be will be kept away
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from its border and this was not respected what's interesting to see in the recent development is in case there is no deal between washington and russia this means that we are going to. militarily that means that means this will draw. into the picture because what's happening it's very. it's a very important strategic value for israel because it's about north. looking at these pictures that are coming out of syrian state television today they say they're showing civilians in the town of dial celebrate government troops go in another town that's been retaken by syrian government forces should we expect to
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see this continuing throughout southern parts of syria. i think that there is a great chance that this will continue that we will see something very similar to what happened in eastern damascus and. aleppo and everything to look like that there is indeed what we're seeing in the ground is the fact to partition of syria at least among four major regional powers. definitely this is the expanse of the syrian opposition and the big question today who are who would represent the syria opposition in that they'd better off negotiations what are the chances of this settlement everyone is talking about result a real representation of the syrian opposition this leads me to this conclusion
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that. there is no political settlement or sustainable political settlement in view but rather the facto partitioning of syria i mean i don't get to speak to thanks for joining us there from beirut. divers have managed to go several kilometers into a flooded cave in thailand a hymn for twelve young footballers and their coach she'd been missing for a week ago rescue crews have been joined by british divers and u.s. military personnel but a new opening in the underground complex was discovered on friday offering hope that the boys may still be found alive scott hyder reports relatives remain positive as why so many questions and few answers a. week after the boys and their coach passed through this entrance into the cave a line of ambulances and hundreds of workers carry out a drill for the rescue. non-home is the mother of one of those boys
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she tells us thirteen year old loved all sports but football was his favorite mother and son. in our very close uncharacteristically he did not ask for permission to go to the cave often take that he's a good boy he liked to play football since he was small i always support him i never thought and if the light would happen because whenever he would leave will he always act. for the first few days after monk or went missing his mother just cried at one point she was so distraught and exhausted she fainted she's only just started eating again she did not previously know any of the other parents of the missing boys now they're getting strength from each other i feel much better now and that's the pause is making me stronger i have to be strong but i received my son. that come along cave complex goes on for kilometers now this is
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a section of it across from where the searching for the boys and their coach is going on now now people here locals believe that there is a spirit in these caves and this is where they come to make offerings to it while offerings to the caves spirit and gods continue. so does the searching for a second day water is flowing from the mouth of the cave decreasing the level inside the flooded sections of the cave complex and rain has been light. and in the hills another chimney or hole leading down toward the cave is being explored as a possible way into the cave complex. the spirit of the cave is fabled to be that of a woman who is waiting for her husband to return to her much like the relatives who have been here since last saturday scott had her al-jazeera chiang rai one of the parents gave scott this picture saying several of the children before they went missing he's want his son on the face i will have more updates on the rescue
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operation operation as we get them. a cease fire began at midnight on saturday in south sudan has a war weary nation wonders if this attempt and years of conflict will hold present salver care and rebel leader signed the agreement in neighboring sudan on wednesday it's the first time they've met in almost two years threatened with a u.n. arms embargo and sanctions if the fighting didn't stop at least fifty thousand people have been killed and four million forced from their homes it's a civil war began in two thousand and thirteen. morgan has covered the conflict in south sudan extensively she explains the fragility of this agreement this is not the first his fire agreement to be signed since the conflict started in twenty thirty and this is. this is a my think remain to be signed and it's not clear yet whether it is going to hold a lot of agreements have been violated nearly every single agreement has been signed between the two parties and several other factions have been violated sometimes in less than twenty four hours after they resigned so it's not clear yet
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whether this would this cease fire would actually hold because what both sides said is that they do not want their forces to attack and less at.

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