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british counterterrorism police say two people critically ill in hospital have been exposed to the nerve agent navi chalk it's the same substance that was used to poison russian double agents so ghostscript pollen is daughter in salisbury march so the go go reports from the neighboring town of amesbury where detectives are trying to discover what happened there. it seems almost unthinkable that the same nerve agent could strike twice in the same place and yet it did leaving two people critically ill and a town swirling in shock these two patients are in critical condition following exposure to the nerve agent no picture following events in march we have a well established response to this type of incident and clear processes to follow our priorities at this time on to care for the patients the couple in question dawne sturgis and charlie rally both in their forty's both british nationals
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collapsed at a house on saturday initially suspected of having had an overdose of contaminated illegal drugs but those tests proved inconclusive were they for first those drugs but now they know it's not the drugs that is something new to the nerve agents were training for an arsenal the places they had visited have since been cordoned off as a precaution and police people who have visited those areas to wash their clothes and it's not just sites in amesbury that have been cordoned off but also by geographical coincidence in salzburg as well here at the queen elizabeth gardens not too far away from where the script pals were found when they were poisoned earlier this year. souls free came under intense scrutiny when the screw piles fell victim to poisoning by the nerve agent nabil chalk the british government pointed the finger to russia and a diplomatic rift ensued samples from the victims were taken to the nearby defense
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research facility at porton down where scientists were able to pinpoint exactly what caused the couple to fall so ill the u.k.'s national health body has said that there is no risk to the public but counterterrorism police have now taken over the investigation as once again this quiet corner of england is plunged into the center of one of the most serious cases of poisoning in recent times sony vaio out zero. point out have reaction from russia so let's bring in rory challenger joins us now live from moscow what are the russians saying. well sam in the last hour the kremlin has come out with some comments the spokes person dmitry peskov says that. he regrets that two britons are in a critical condition and hopes they recover swiftly occurred and says it is very worried about this new poisoning incidents in britain worried that
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a nerve agent has been used once again in europe it says that cit categorically denies any involvement in the original source three incidents and that it proposed a joint investigation into the original attack britain unfortunately didn't agree those are the lines coming from the kremlin in the last hour now this line that the russians are still british to let them in to the investigation into this crippled poisoning world that has been resurrected by russian parliamentarians as well in the sense of the move now on to this new incidents and there's a man called of loving me a shy man of whose the state duma defense committee chairman he says that russia should be allowed to help investigate this latest incident there is a need for a thorough and professional work he says in the efforts that british his security services will not be enough russia should get involved among other countries
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already challenge there from moscow. slightly more still ahead on the news hour including highlights of our interview with malaysia's prime minister talking about corruption and what he wants for his country. you turn why facebook is now decided that it's published it's a publisher rather than just a platform plus i'm andy richardson of the world cup in russia finding out why so many chinese fans are here even though their team failed to qualify. rescuers in northern thailand are in a race against time to pump water out of a cave where a football team has been trapped now for twelve days heavy rains forecast for the weekend could mean the twelve boys and their coach will have to dive into the water using scuba gear and make their way out but they'll need basic training as none of
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them can swim time navy seals are using a chamber around seven hundred meters into the cave complex as a base for the rescue operation. live now to scoff at the rescue sign scott that this story has the world on the edge of it see how any closer to seeing those boys out. right now as you mentioned those monsoon rains are supposed to start again on sunday could hamper the rescue efforts but right now they're still trying to pump as much water out as they can as you said basic school which rain is going on in that location on that ledge with the boys in the coach arsenal that is continuing and also a steady stream of supplies of food and water and then a turnover of those navy seals who are staying with them at all times but it takes six hours for them to reach the boys. and uncommon yet welcome sight for this time of year non non the mountain reveals itself during the rainy season the top peaks
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of the rains containing the long cave network is usually completely hidden by clouds underground rescuers work quickly during the break in rain installing more pipes and pumps as they try to lower the water level in the flooded caves divers also continue to supply the twelve boys in the football coach with food and water ferrying supplies nearly five kilometers into the cave where they have sought refuge for twelve days it takes the divers six hours to reach them the group is being trained by expert divers from the thai navy seals on the basics of diving with scuba equipment they'll stay with the boys and till they are out what they will now not brand how do we stop that what the inside and ran it at that little ray well. and we bring the water all day all now all the top. but there's a weather deadline the monsoon rains are expected to return on sunday which is the
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biggest issue right now is it getting that water level down or training the boy. to get it. to get the. one hundred thirty million liters of water have already been pumped out of the massive cave system now the water level not to be down to a level where the boys can walk all the way out any time soon by getting it is lowest possible helps reduce risk when they do finally leave. as well as much activity underground rescuers are searching above the cave looking for a possible altered it escape route. we are calculating the position of the children and the corresponding position on the surface we are also mobilizing our teams to survey the jungle and about twenty to thirty teams of convergence to survey for. the governor says if the risk assessment of bringing them out is a ninety percent success they will go for as with the weather forecast looks like that number will only get smaller. over the should angwin these here with
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well let's continue first for we get to richard so at this stage is it a whole clear oh we've heard a lot of things about a lot of different plans being bantered around any clear what direction authorities are even heading in. well right now it is all really focused on two areas that need to plan one is as you were mentioning you know that the training them in basic scuba diving skills but then also they're trying to find any other way to get into the caves around them they know where they are now obviously so they're exploring the hills in more detail if you will to find where they are did the locate where they are in see if there's any kind of natural vision or or tunnel downward to see if they can get in that way so there's a sense you have back exit if you will so that's one way we've been hearing helicopters quite frequently throughout the day is about that direction where in the cave system where they are in the hills here but also focusing on the on the
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school bus and what's very interesting and what's important is that when we're talking about the rains coming in right now they're planning for what it's going to be like to take these boys out very difficult process if it starts to rain again they have a plan in place now for the stages you know that it's a six hour process for the expert divers you can imagine to be longer for these boys in their coats we know that there's a high risk area that's complete scuba diving a medium risk area that is kind of water up to their chest or maybe up to their head and then there's lower risk when they're actually just trekking out so there are many different stages of that but if it starts to rain all those can change the conditions in their kids and can change dramatically you know that medium risk could become high risk so that's why they're really focusing right now to try to get it done as quickly as possible but again i mean those are the two areas right now but things are moving forward we know that the seals are in there with them all the time and you know we'll be getting word when they feel as though they're ready early some of them are ready to start coming out to me because stuff sasco have
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a chance right. let's continue the conversation though richard anger joins us now for more of those dangerous monsoon rains that are expected in thailand so what's the outlook for the next few days any good news in store well if if we just focus on the actual meterological they today are spate of that are actually got the graphics here for northern thailand so you have a look there and that's a fact it doesn't look too bad i think for the next couple of days at least weather conditions are going to be fairly static there and so on the face of it yeah good news maybe an increased risk of showers developing by the time we get through to someone so there is a bit of good news at least as far as the rescues are concerned actually at the at the front of the cave which was very if it stays dry between now and sunday at least i mean can they drain the cave you know enough to get the boys or well i think it's something that they're going to certainly have to consider because my concern is that the monsoon is going to get worse before it gets better and i am
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sure that no one can say with a great degree of certainty that cave couldn't fill up and the other thing to bear in mind of course i mean is that we're talking about the rain just falling there on the cave but this is the thai highlands the catchment area for that goes way up into the himalayas so ok i'm going to stop raining and be draining it out of here as a lot of that water is actually coming from it could be coming from a lot further away and it may actually fill up even when the rain stops or vice versa you said it's going to get worse before it gets better it can they just wait the one idea is they just wait till the whole monsoon season is is over means that logical and what we talk about how long is that the monsoon rain is heavy in september is injured line so that means waiting until october time and what do you do you take a chance on not filling in the meantime like a really tricky situation very tricky so be figure this one out is no easy answer is the right so much richard you may be
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a little bit easier for us to understand at least what the big. five senior prison officials in ethiopia have been sacked for alleged torture and other abuses editorial's jail human rights watch says inmates in the prison in. jail ogden were abused for years and among those tortured were members of three opposition groups that had been put on a list of terrorist organizations those groups have now been taken off that list all of this part of reforms on the taken by the new prime minister. after he took power in april i would add is live for us in the capital addis so first of all what is the removal of these groups from the terror list saying about how the government is now approaching dissent. yes sami it shows the news trial of leadership bugs in tom prime minister abi ahmed removing from the list of terrorist organizations the almost liquidation front.
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organization and armed rebel group that has called most of the past three decades been fighting for the suppression of your region from the last stop in the european . nationally professionals front which fights for the so a lot is in ethiopia south eastern southeastern parts there's also been i do think a separation of the somali regions from ethiopia. seven made up of opposition leaders who have been. first trying to contest for positions through elections but when they fail in following prosecution i've now been sent to exile and now this shows that prime minister obviously very serious about what you talk about uniting the country and very soon you could see talks between the government and these groups with
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a view of hunting some of them going to political parties to contest elections in twenty twenty we also. could mean that these organizations removal from the list could also mean that the days when any little dissent against the government will automatically classified as terrorism could be gone. or on how. much. chairman of korean air whose family has been the center of a series of scandals has appeared in court and saw a ruling is expected on the arrest warrant for sixty nine year old cho yang ho he's suspected of tax evasion and embezzlement the court last month rejected a request to arrest cho's wife on charges including assaulting workers. in a few moments we'll have some more the weather with richard but also still ahead here now just zero turkey will lift its two year nationwide state of emergency on monday but some tough measures are to continue. is
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a service which will provide the best medical advice and treatment to everyone every man woman and child in this country. a milestone for britain's public health service which i was just the needs check out. and the spotting of a great white sharks threw off some surfers of a competition in south africa tell you what happened later on in sport. i. mean the weather sponsored by cattle. we're talking about chang mine chain riaa area there we are in thailand it's all part of the asian monsoons i think will continue to focus on that because there are other problems in other parts of the region these shots come from along the
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brahmaputra river in assam in eastern india and the heavy rain here has been causing real problems the brahmaputra river is a river which gives us cause for concern because in one nine hundred fifty a major earthquake diverted the course of the river and so it tends to silt up very easily as a rotation takes place and it makes it very prone to flooding issues and the way things are at the moment there's a lot more rain coming across the eastern side of india bangladesh indeed in through into parts and paul cox's bizarre once again big rainfall totals there more than three hundred millimeters of rain in the last forty eight hours so the way things are shaping up the monsoon is looking pretty lively at the moment so there is a stop shop for what we have today western ghats heavy rain central areas seen something develop and indeed there is a circulation which is starting to get going towards night poor and i think over the next twenty four hours across the sea to there could be some very severe rainfall there in those eastern areas the rain looks as if it can continue in the
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world people calling on al-jazeera. watching our. headlines this hour now the syrian government and its allies intensifying their bombing campaign in southern province that's according to opposition reports they say the number of airstrikes increased after talks with rebels ended without an agreement. counterterrorism police say two people critically ill in southern england have been exposed to the nerve agent it's the same substance used to poison russian double agents stores in salzburg in march
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monsoon rains are expected in thailand on sunday which could hamper the rescue of a football team trapped in a flooded cave for twelve. days boys and their coach are being taught the basics of scuba diving millions of liters of water being pumped out. turkey's government says a two year nationwide state of emergency will be lifted on monday but a new decree will allow some of those emergency measures to continue present that i was uptight about to do and impose the state of emergency after a failed military coup in two thousand and sixteen his victory in last month's election has secured him a new five year term to give some sweeping new powers which were one in a referendum last year. of course all is live for us in istanbul so even if the state of emergency is this does that mean life goes back to normal then the situation. well some may actually this is a long story for ford turkish side because it's been
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a fact since the failed coup as you said july two thousand and sixteen and turks have always been comparing themselves the turkish government actually has been comparing itself with with the french saying that french ruled the country for seven hundred nineteen days under state of emergency and the only threat they had was some few terror what they call terror attacks and they said they didn't have any other thing but when we look at the markets in turkey turkey syria had been under a lot of pressure because of the investors because they were afraid to invest in turkey due to state of emergency and i must say that this was also one of the main reasons why the government was so quick to change their opinion because in all quarters the ruling parties that campaign state of emergency would be staying in lifting was not even mentioned right before a couple of days before the election president added on electorial pledge was
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lifting it so when president takes his oath on monday july nine and. after he now says the new cabinet and technically the parliamentarian system will be abolished and the state of emergency will be out of order as well but i have to remind that the government says they still have the right to impose state of emergency if there is any risk of national security threats under any circumstance or ice and of course all the very. police in saudi arabia have arrested two men for arson after a woman's car was set on fire the owner says a car was deliberately satellite by men opposed to women drivers she says she faced abuse from men in her neighborhood soon after receiving her license last week the kingdom overturned a decades long ban on female drivers malaysia's former prime minister has been given bail after pleading not guilty in what's being called the biggest corruption
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case in the country's history a criminal investigation into najib razak has gripped the nation since he lost power in a general election two months ago he links najib to the disappearance of billions of dollars of taxpayers' money here insists the case is politically motivated to my show ya'll is in kuala lumpur where he's been speaking with the jeep successor mahathir mohamad. dr martineau hammered is the person who was credited for transforming malaysia's economy making it a powerhouse in the region essentially reinventing good to become one of the asian tigers in the one nine hundred ninety s. when he was first prime minister but since then so now the economy in the markets here have struggled to say the least a big part of that has been the endemic corruption which has plagued not only the political scene but also the economy here for several years and it was that level of corruption reached new heights with hundreds of millions of dollars or even
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billions of dollars going missing in terms of public funds that convinced him to reenter politics at the age of ninety two he turns ninety three in just a few days time when we asked him about whether he was using the corruption case to try and get back into politics or sideline his opponents or whether there was a genuine attempt to ensure that the judiciary would take its course and the justice system would go out after those who have been accused of embezzling months and thirst this is what he had to say attorney general has good enough evidence to decide to go to the cause the law must see its course and. they said she never does of eggs to be sure then the takes the decision. so this is a complete separation here between your role in terms of politics and the drew destry in the way in which the legal process is taking place well when they came
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back when or promises was that we will honor the pretty sure no power will be thinned. if exact defending. so i cannot interfere. with what he wants to do aside from the corruption there is a more dangerous issue which is foreign interference in malaysian politics for promising a jeep claim that the money that was in his accounts we're talking about. six hundred and eighty one million dollars was a gift from saudi arabia to help in his election campaign now either he's telling the truth in saudi arabia has effectively been interfering in malaysian politics by funding somebodies campaign or he's lying on the money you were stolen but he's using saudi arabia to try and cover his tracks would also mean that saudi arabia is interfering in malaysian politics or domestic affairs. we are disappointed in that. as not denying that the money was given by saudi.
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at one time he claims one but person and then he leaves so deal and all that but he has no proof of these so we can accuse saudi arabia unless of course there is proof that as in fake i miss him polity. aside from the case of one m.t.b. in the corruption scandal that's been plaguing malaysia we also spoke to the prime minister about another very interesting topic which is his relationship with. him was my had tears deputy prime minister in the ninety's he himself tried to uncover corruption back then and instead of. the prime minister listening to me i actually went off to him imprisoned him more became
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a prisoner of conscience and here was widely criticized for sidelining and throwing him behind bars since then there's been a report small in fact part of the election campaign that's mark to run in court in a coalition with an wire's party was to secure for a pardon of unworn promise that he would actually give up the reins of power to a more within two years time we spoke to him about that relationship as well as are the regional issues in a wide ranging interview which obviously will be broadcasting soon on al-jazeera will facebook is making a major u.-turn about how it describes itself lawyers have told the court in california that it's a publisher similar to traditional newspapers that contradicts the long held claim to simply be a neutral technology platform so why the change in the court case was brought by an app startup which accuses facebook of defrauding developers by cutting off access to use adult or facebook has more than two billion monthly the about turn could
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have implications on how it's viewed by politicians in the us a publisher can exercise a total discretion which is protected by the first amendment. on the stand for sas three is a senior lecturer at the department of informatics kings college in london joins us now via skype from vienna good to have you with us so what's prompted this one eighty by facebook's lawyers on the issue of whether or not it's a traditional publisher whether this is a big change from what they've been saying before and one can only guess that way they're doing this but my heart will be there perhaps it's the most expedient thing to do given this particular case that's come through. and then it's a game that they need to be really fairly carefully because it's not just going to impact this particular corpus but also its future going forward and it's not just the united states that they need to worry about a global player and all over the world there are different kinds of laws that go
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and publishers different kinds of laws that govern internet companies and so they've got to make up their mind and it seems like change their mind and that's that the united technologies anymore you know publishers so we'll look to see what the implications of that are yeah in my kind of get them off the hook in this particular court case where i guess by saying hey we're a publisher they're saying we have the right to make editorial decisions such as blocking off a developer that developer from access to some of our content because as and publisher we can control the content but then doesn't that arguing get them into a sticky position over other issues where they've been criticized precisely because of their content. exactly so from my very quickly to and i'm not a lawyer but it seems like in the us at least they have a loophole there there is a clause which seems to protect internet companies from things that are posted on
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their site which they don't pay for and which they don't have editorial control over so in that sense they could say hey here is. an ad which was commissioned by us then we have control over it here is let's say facebook sending or whatever which was curated by facebook and therefore we have control over it and they need to exercise proper discretion there are already if i go on on base or something there then they they have no control over that and they haven't they're going to claim they could often claim that they are just a media platform there where people are posting content other than them paying for the content as a t.v. channel for instance or a traditional newspaper for instance. that's the difference that might and acts like that and going back to the cold case by this. app developer six for three. other issues are coming up to do with privacy to do with how facebook handles their
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data how serious are those issues at this point do you think. this this is in the last let's say six months or so especially after the games are generally take a candle. privacy has become a huge deal there are also the regulatory changes which had been planned long before the cambridge energy but which are getting into force just now there is in europe for instance that is g.d.p. our which is a data privacy and protection regulation that covers are looking citizens for facebook as a global player who also has a huge presence in europe will have to comply with the games for privacy has changed significantly in the last few months and facebook will have to respond to that. all right thanks so much for your thoughts on that story britain is celebrating the seventieth birthrate birthday rather of the national health service the n.h.s. as it's known has grown into one of the world's largest publicly funded health care services it was founded in one nine hundred forty eight as britain struggle to
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recover from the second world war the labor government promised voters for the first time that your wealth no longer determines your health then the n.h.s. cost around twenty billion dollars a year that was eleven percent of government spending today it costs one hundred sixty five. billion dollars a year and thirty percent one and a half million n.h.s. staff make it the world's fifth largest employer around one in twelve employees are foreign investment seems to have paid off british people live longer than one hundred forty eight the average life expectancy was sixty eight now it's eighty one paul brennan looks at its evolution from the postwar period to today the national health service was nothing short of a revolution it provided universal health care for britain's post-war population and funded it through a system of tax and national insurance by nine hundred forty five all three main
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political parties were supporting the concept. is a service which will provide the best medical advice and treatment to everyone every man woman and child in this country but when the left wing labor party swept to power in the one nine hundred forty five election it fell to the young health minister an hour and bevan to take on the task of making the n.h.s. a reality in the face of bitter opposition from the medical establishment and despite britain's post-war financial hardships bevan's n.h.s. was established in one nine hundred forty eight. in one thousand forty eight it was post war with all the russian ng the challenges facing the n.h.s. were very different infectious disease was really the biggest killer in those days because we had tuberculosis we had all sorts of other infectious diseases so you won't be surprised if you see many warts which were built back in those days they would have been designed in
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a very different way secondly cardiovascular disease and cancer. the prevalence of that was obviously the big challenges facing the n.h.s. then third the n.h.s. changed british society to myra hurley and eileen were among the thousands of women whose n.h.s. careers in the one nine hundred fifty s. and sixty's gave them not just employment but advancement and they were on the front line the n.h.s. continuously improved patients chances of surviving and recovering when i was doing my general training if one had their appendix out to be in for ten days. now you're out the next night or the next day when i work in any. definitely emergencies he didn't get the any down in the hospital now science is committed more and more and i fear that's made deflates today.

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