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this is al jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is the al-jazeera news hour live from coming up in the next sixty minutes reimposing sanctions against iran the united states opening salvo targets access to dollars and precious metals. the person who is abandoned because his trump and his government and he is doing something which is against the iranian people against the interests of iran. the diplomatic route between canada and saudi arabia intensifies now the saudi national airline stops all flights to toronto. the desperate search for survivors rescuers on long island assess the
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human cost of indonesia's latest deadly earthquake. and how we meet is being will explain why china would be showing the new movie about the bear with very little break. down just a few hours the first wave of u.s. sanctions on iran will come into effect it's now ninety days since president donald trump formally withdrew the u.s. from the iran nuclear deal which was agreed with world powers back in twenty fifteen iran's president has accused washington of waging psychological warfare well the sanctions are likely to weaken iran's currency which has been in freefall since trump's decision that also block iran from getting access to american dollars the u.s. will stop imports from iran including food cars and carpets and the sanctions would also limit iran's ability to buy raw materials like steel and coal as well as precious metals and then. more sanctions will kick in and then include measures
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specifically targeting the oil sector and foreign banks but do business with iran can get reports from washington. the united states says iran is a threat and it wants to punish the country's government by isolating it from the global financial system starting tuesday u.s. sanctions will be reimposed to target a range of sectors blocking iran from purchasing u.s. banknotes and trading in gold and metals like aluminum and steel it will also limit iran's access to software and automotive sectors will blocking its ability to purchase commercial aircraft or trade in food and other goods this was a horrible one sided deal that should have never ever been made the snapback sanctions are part of a promise made by u.s. president donald trump when he withdrew the united states in may from the twenty fifteen agreement known as the j. c.p.o. a close u.s.
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ally like france's president emmanuel mccraw and germany's chancellor angela merkel remain committed to the agreement aimed at limiting tehran's nuclear program but the u.s. argues it didn't work as it didn't go far enough. back the u.s. also argues the profits made from the lifting of sanctions is being used to purchase an export weapons in places like syria lebanon and gaza to support proxy militias and the state financing of terrorism the sanctions come as protests continue in iran against deteriorating economic conditions but the united states denies the sanctions are timed to force regime change instead it says it hopes to modify the iranian government's behavior despite longstanding u.s. policy of no formal diplomatic relations with iran president don. trump has even
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indicated he's willing to sit down for talks with iran's leaders no preconditions no they want to meet any time they want heightening tensions top european foreign policy chiefs are implementing something called a blocking statute to protect you firm still intent on doing business with iran in spite of the u.s. sanctions prompting this stern warning from a senior republican senator to my european friends under these sanctions you have to pick between the american economy and the iranian economy you can no longer do business with both choose wisely this snapback sanctions are also just the beginning in ninety days another round of even more punishing sanctions targeting iran's massive oil industry will come in to effect can really help at al-jazeera the white house well my kind of joins us live now from washington d.c. mike so just talk us through what these new sanctions against iran will entail.
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well it is the reinstatement of sanctions that had been in place before that agreement in twenty fifteen essentially it prohibits iran from using u.s. dollars that would put massive strain on the iranian economy it prohibits the import of iranian goods such as cars carpets even foods like for structures and importantly as well it withdraws the licenses for iran to buy air parts of aircraft parts this particularly significant as iran has just taken delivery of a number of commercial airliners but one must remember to a very important point this is just the first wave of sanctions to be reinstated the second wave will be reinstated on november the fourth and that includes a block on iranian oil exports now that would have a massive impact on the country and could also lead to a major confrontation with other european leaders who are polity to the nuclear agreement whether or not they will follow the u.s.
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in not importing iranian oil anymore and mike what's been the domestic political reaction there in the u.s. . well as with so many other things within the trump era on partisan lines republicans in congress are absolutely supportive it seems off the president's move off is walking away from that twenty fifteen agreement but democrats in congress very different they have sharply criticized the trams move and opposed to the reintroduction of these sanctions one democrat center senator richard durbin who was one of the architects of the twenty fifteen deal he says what it threatens to do is restore conflict that had already been resolved he also highlights the fact that it's going to further alienate the u.s. from its traditional allies such as france belgium the united kingdom so certainly the impact democrats argue on the reinstatement of sanctions is going to in the end
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of the u.s. both politically and economically are at my kind of there in washington d.c. mike thank you well terren is offering a brave face in the hours leading up to sanctions being reinstated iranian president hassan rouhani says he can rely on russia and china to help its oil and banking sectors are reporters embers ravi has more from tehran. if you were to construct a word cloud of president hassan rouhani his comments than the word china would no doubt appear as one of the most prominent the iranian leader repeated the name of this important strategic economic ally in the region several times no doubt an indication that iran intends on relying on its relationship with china more and more as it continues to face american sanctions and economic pressure in weeks and months to come president hassan rouhani also addressed the idea of new negotiations with the united states with the with the administration of u.s.
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president donald trump and with a smirk on his face president hassan rouhani said that he would be open to speaking to donald trump if trump wanted to talk about apologizing to iran and paying it back for the economic problems the united states has caused iran by interfering in the country's affairs now this was one of the lighter moments of the television appearance but he also addressed the idea of a new talks new negotiations in more serious terms here's what he had to say. the person who was abandoned because the haitians is trump and his government and he is doing something which is against the iranian people against the interests of iran. if there was honesty iran would come to negotiation. the u.s. sanctions contradict any intention to negotiate how can we be honest about wanting to negotiate if you are putting sanctions against children and sick people. in terms of practical steps that the iranian government intends to take to combat
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ongoing american economic pressure dealing with china and russia as trade partners as economic allies as one thing he also applauded the european union for issuing blocking regulations to help resist the pressure of ongoing american sanctions against iran domestically president hassan rouhani also reached out directly to the iranian people and said that everything was going to be ok that iran wasn't as weak as people made the country out to be and that the only way to resist american pressure to keep the united states from bringing iran to its knees is to stand united in the face of that pressure he thanked people for their ongoing patience with regards to their financial hardship and he said that things were going to get better but effectively asked frustrated iranian people many of whom who have been taking to the streets in protest for a little more time to help course correct the country's economy well trees are passes from the national iranian american council he joins us now on skype from
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rest in virginia so how significant are these sanctions and other like it's a work in bringing around to heel do you think. well they are quite significant in the sense that they will inflict significant damage and pain to the iranian economy in fact to a very large extent the impact of those sanctions have already been seen as companies anticipating those have already left the iranian market now whether that will lead to iran coming to heel as you said or. compromising on some of these issues is a completely different matter even the obama administration came to understand that the spite the sanctions they imposed on iran which were very very painful they nevertheless could not manage to get the iranians to compromise on lest the u.s. itself offered a compromise and thus far we have not really seen any such sign from the trumpet mr except of course for the offer to talk yet as you say trita donald trump has said he's willing to talk to iran but terran responded by saying they'll be no talks if
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sanctions are imposed so where does this leave the possibility of dialogue then well i think we first also have to keep in mind that john bolton said exactly a year ago in a memo that he sent to the president this is before he joined us national security advisor that the united states should be imposing massive pressure on iran for the purpose of regime change while keeping rhetorical he opened the door for negotiations meeting essentially that the offer for negotiations would be an insincere one now where the trump is following his advisor where the trump actually sincerely wants negotiations is a different matter i do believe that negotiations at some point could be possible but i find it extremely unlikely that it would happen without the iranians also escalating on their end because the pattern we have seen from them is that they're not going to come to the table unless they also feel that they have leverage but the sanctions to work trita the international community would need to act unilaterally against iran but the europeans have said they're sticking to the nuclear deal and certainly the russians and the chinese would be supporting the
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american position. without a doubt and this is a big difference between the sanctions that were imposed on iran before and the ones that are coming in now the european union is not only opposed to these sanctions they're actually imposing blocking mechanisms and threatening additional actions against united states the chinese and the russians already have made clear that they're not following it the chinese made clear that they're not going to cut down their imports of iranian oil so it's not going to be the same but at the same time people's expectations in iran are very different now from what they were a couple of years ago back then they were expecting tougher times and they were essentially preparing themselves psychologically for that this time around people were really genuinely expecting a much better economic times they were promised not as a result of the nuclear deal and their expectation have clearly not been met and the psychological impact of that is quite different she's a policy thank you for talking to al-jazeera thank you for having me saudi arabia
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state airline is suspending flights to and from toronto in an intensifying diplomatic row with canada on monday riyadh froze new trade and investment and expelled the canadian ambassador well the move was in retaliation for canada's call to free saudi civil society activists who'd been arrested the saudis accuse the canadian government of interfering in their affairs well the canadian for minister is refusing to back down we will always speak up for human rights we will always speak up for women's rights around the world. and i do also want to say when it comes to the big dowie family. and stuff haidar is a canadian citizen and she and her family and therefore. merit special attention from the government of canada and a lot of canadian civil society has been speaking up for her it's something that we
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do we stand up for canadians and their families around the world. puerto decision has more. candidates and bastard saudi arabia is on his way home to saudi say dennis for act is no longer welcome and they're accusing the canadian government of interfering in the kingdom's internal affairs as well as spreading misinformation at the lot without the head as he often member the saudi ministry of foreign affairs has expressed disbelief by this negative a founded comment which was not based on any accurate or true information. the diplomatic dispute was triggered by the canadian embassy in riyadh tweeting its concern about the arrest of civil society and women's rights activist including summer but dawa the tweets urges saudi authorities to release them women's suffrage political activists some are but he was honored in two thousand and twelve by then u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and first lady michelle obama but though he was jailed after suing the kingdom for the right to choose her own husband freedom
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other person gave free her brother rice but we was sentenced to ten years and one thousand lashes in two thousand and fourteen for insulting islam through a blogging website for public debate others arrested by saudi police have pressed for the rights of women and the rights of shia muslim minority another woman was taken into custody because she's married to an islamic law scholar is absolutely ridiculous that the saudi authorities can and no one had come through with some sun limited reforms like the left and the driving bad but on the other hand over rest of their e same women who helped to bring about this reform since may we've seen more than a dozen women's rights activists arrested in what is an unprecedented crack crackdown the kingdom has just allowed women to drive for the first time and to attend sporting events and cinemas have opened after being banned saudi arabia is a major trading partner supplying ten percent of canadian crude oil imports canada
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listed saudi arabia as the second largest buyer of canadian arms after the us the two countries signed a twelve billion dollar arms deal four years ago china that was through. or can't stand on their armor and also. is a source of revenue for a number of universities. and in universities for various occasions critics say canada's allies must help in taking a stand to pressure the kingdom to stop its crackdown on activists calling for change poll chunder ji on al-jazeera. meanwhile a saudi youth organization has apologized after posting this image appearing to show an air canada plane heading towards the c.n. tower in toronto it includes the arabic saying he who interferes with what doesn't concern him finds what doesn't please him the tweet since been removed let's talk
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to stephen chase he's a journalist at the globe and mail newspaper he joins us live now via skype from ottawa stephen chase let's talk first about this controversial tweet saudi arabia appearing to threaten canada with some kind of nine eleven style attack but given that fifteen of the nine eleven hijackers were from saudi arabia the tweet seems to have backfired spectacularly i think people were alarmed when they saw the tweet but there is a great deal of skepticism about who is in fact behind tweets and it wasn't clear would be off the ship was later when it was revealed the fact it was a a huge organization in saudi arabia and they had. intended to portray the return of the canadian ambassador to canada i think that people calm down a bit and it was understood to be a a mishap stephen in terms of the broader picture i mean what started off as an innocuous tweet from the canadians about human rights has now grown into this major
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diplomatic round with saudi arabia canceling flights to toronto expelling the canadian ambassador and freezing all new trade deals has the spots now spiraled completely out of proportion. i think the canadians feel it has they don't understand why. public statements that they made last week about the arrest of civil act civil rights activists why they feel that those to those tweets of those public statements they made were in line were in the same tone and nature of similar statements they've made over the past two years so they're not quite clear why this triggered such a response from saudi arabia and why it didn't in the past in terms of the bigger picture i mean canada does export some military hardware to saudi arabia but auto i certainly not dependent on saudi oil so in the grand scheme of things how big a deal is this well if you're talking about the relationship the saudi can
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a relationship you know we're talking about a four billion dollar you know two way trade trading relationship beach year i think saudi arabia would rank for instance twenty fourth or twenty fifth among our trading partners so we are not major trading partners. the real the real impact though is you know these you know the saying all politics are local the prospect of the saudis withdrawing fifteen thousand saudi students from canadian universities is i would say having a major impact it's concerning people greatly we're talking about hundreds of millions of not more billion and billions of dollars of revenue that they stand to lose and i think people are quite concerned about that here in canada just a final thought from you stephen in canada that doesn't seem to have backing down the the foreign minister said canada will always stand up for the protection of human rights how will only wouldn't be canadians feeling this spat. i think
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ordinary canadians tend to see saudi arabia as a the repressive. you know wealth or chairing regime and they're a bit surprised to see the saudis. getting angry at them and not only that they're a bit surprised to see this twitter campaign which is taking aim at some of canada's. troubled human rights record especially when it concerns the treatment of indigenous people stephen checks thank you very much for talking to us welcome bunch more ahead here on the news hour including sleeper cell alert iraqi leaders admit i saw remains a threat in the north plus. i'm done with one rhythm analysis in the brazilian am as a part of a campaign in this huge country to eliminate polio. and in sport one of the world's biggest cricket stars could face jail as this trial begins and.
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the rescuers on the indonesian island of lombok are using heavy machinery to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings sunday's powerful earthquake killed at least ninety eight people but that number is expected to rise step class and has more from lombok. from under the rubble of a mosque women's voices could still be heard three hours after the earthquake struck the disaster happened during prayer and the mosque was full neighbors heard women screaming but had no equipment to rescue them when rescue workers arrived twenty hours later this creaming had stopped. i'm sure people are still trapped here some of them we managed to pull out but they died a few hours later. ireland is still recovering from last week's powerful earthquake and the even bigger tremor happened many were too late to make it to safety as buildings collapsed around and the mother i'm hospital was also severely damaged
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injured had to be treated. nine was going to pray and the gate lapsed on top of him. and what we need us tens we have received some help from the government but we need more tense to be able to treat our patients. it's peak tourist season and nearly three thousand visitors were regulated from the gillie islands near lombok tourist panicked on the three small flat islands when a tsunami warning was issued some were injured trying to reach safety including a spanish tourist who fell from a tree most tourists want to leave as soon as possible we decided to leave the island but i don't really know and i don't know what we're saying without us but you should do or not. i just want to get away from lombok and get out of indonesia really. did tsunami warning was quickly lifted but the quake damage will take a lot longer to repair in just a few minutes this two story mosque collapsed into rubble people in long block
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remain in shock after the second earthquake in a week left many homeless help is on the way search and rescue workers are struggling with the extent of the damage. have you quitman needed to rescue or recover trapped worshippers has yet to arrive at the mosque some say they've heard weak cries from under the rubble but it may be too late step fasten al-jazeera. at least two people died when a tanker plowed into a truck exploded in northern italy the crash sent a huge ball of fire and smoke into the air a motorway bridge collapsed as the flames spread to a car parked below at least fifty five people have been injured the accident cause major delays of people heading to a nearby airport. more than a thousand firefighters are talking a major wildfire in southern portugal it broke out on saturday in the southern
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algarve region in an area popular with tourists firefighters are also battling a blaze near portugal's border with spain. if here piers federal government has taken over the administration of the volatile eastern somali region to a stall nor an order the regional president resigned in agreed to hundred of power after fifty people were killed in the regional capital of georgia on saturday the violence broke out on saturday after the government deployed troops sparking tension with local paramilitary forces motto has more from neighboring djibouti the federal government say suspect in this rare step to ensure security is brought back to the somali region a statement from the prime minister's office hinted at the local administration going rogue and being on the verge of announcing the suppression of the region from the rest of the country the government communication minister spoke on national television saying the federal government was now in charge of security and i missed
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off the somali region of ethiopia and but federal troops and policemen have been deployed he also said that a commission of inquiry has been appointed to look into what caused the clashes on saturday that left fifty people dead the minister also said. the government is going to ensure in the coming days to appointment of a political leadership for the region thirteen people have been injured in an explosion in cairo the blast happened after a car a minibus collided it's believed an electrical fault in one of the vehicles spread to the fuel tank causing the explosion. government leaders in northern iraq say eisold sleeper cells remain a threat but they insist that a recent attack there is not a sign of the group's revival but after going to reports from edibility ahmed saleman isn't used to his five children seeing him in such a helpless state the police officer was protector and sole provider for his family
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until two weeks ago. he was guarding the governor at building the headquarters of the kurdistan regional government well a number of them though it was seven twenty two am there were kids waiting flipflops i didn't think they would do anything all i remember is bank. three men armed with guns and grenades shot salema and rushed inside they took three hostages and killed one before being shot dead after a four hour firefight with security forces unable to move his neck arm and leg salema must be fed dressed and carried on one of those it's up to god i have to do physical therapy i hope i can get a couple of. the security forces chief says
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eisel is responsible for their target was the governor of erbil and to kill as many people as possible in the typically busy municipal building that i was no motive on us and i still is in the towns of care group and mahmoud these are the places for sleeper cells now and where they have regrouped the security council of the kurdistan region says this recent attack is not a sign of an ice all revival rather it's part of a pattern of intermittent attacks there have been five in the last eleven years now that had became governor shortly after his predecessor was killed along with eleven others in what was described as a terrorist attack fourteen years ago. he says despite multiple attempts on his life he doesn't think i still will gain momentum in kurdistan there is and i'm good but you see an agreement among the community from the just side from the enjoyment
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that we huff to inject these ideas i met salema is dedicated to resuming his career he's been a policeman for almost half his life for now he knows he needs to concentrate on his recovery one finger and toe movement at a time natasha canape al-jazeera. time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back if you they're paying people these are. a controversial talk show host who counts president trump as a fan is back on line. and plastic and it will tell you about london's latest plans to cut down on waste. and support testing times for barcelona's latest signing and you'll be here with that story stay with us.
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how the rain went from the eastern side of the u.s. zen it was heart warming sticky for a while sufficient a bit of an advisory heat advisory and now this is coming your way some where we got well for new york probably a fine looking day and then he turned showery by the end of tuesday thirty one humid degrees not line extends down to the valley then disappears into the plain states well to big showers potentially here leaving the midwest a little drier southeast corner just waiting for what's going to happen now the desert southwest and beyond where of course we think of issues and decent showers that disappeared for a while and is up to thirty five but the day after they returned she was in decent weather is rolling up through into sudden arizona by that time at the same time midwest is going dry the showers are pretty rare now evening new england is still thirty one in a fairly humid new york the big showers we saw of the last few days in cuber in jamaica in haiti they did briefly show themselves i don't think they're going to be
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immediately repeated because much of the energy is as much this out of the caribbean as the pacific side of mexico's couple of tropical storms wandering up there it will be wet as a result but that's disappearing so i think we'll see once again a concentration of showers in places like guatemala and honduras. to train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists people in power investigates how the us supplies soviet style weapons to its allies through private company spend the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was coming from so weapon that was supplied by the us government may well end up being pointed at us soldiers yes absolutely pick it up less than two months off in the professional america's gun secret pipeline to syria on al-jazeera a firebrand. and what talking about passing people up for women's
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liberation. same victory for anybody sexual assault continues an iconic feminist and seminal writer i'm waiting for solution yes we need to do something whoa wait on dear boy i'm not going to meet some hot man he has sand goes head to head with jamaican korea i can't do anything else on the al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here this hour the first wave of u.s. sanctions on iran will come into force in a few hours it's now ninety days since president trump formally withdrew the u.s.
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from the iran nuclear deal iran's president has accused washington of waging psychological warfare. saudi arabia state airline is suspending flights to and from toronto and made an intensifying diplomatic spat with canada on sunday riyadh froze new trade investment and expelled the canadian ambassador the move was in retaliation to canada urging saudi arabia to freeze human rights activists. and rescuers on in the nation are using heavy machinery to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings some base powerful earthquake killed at least ninety eight people but that number is expected to rise. now the x. business partner of pullman a ford has taken the stand against him manifold as the former donald trump presidential campaign manager he denies bank and fraud charges rick gates has already testified that he stole money from a ford and helped him file false tax returns chapter towns he has more from outside the court in alexandria virginia. brigade's was unequivocal here for he said
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knowingly conspired to deceive the us government falsely under reporting the amount of income paul mom of four was receiving and not declaring several foreign bank accounts all about illegal however gates also had to admit that he was embezzling money from pomona for hundreds of thousands of dollars from those foreign bank accounts and that's key to the defense they say this is an unreliable man a man doing what he can to save his own skin and he is being pressured in order to say what the special counsel robert moore no one simple state or to indict to indict paul mount a for to get him out of fort to begin cooperating with the special counsel on russia. social media platforms in the u.s. of bound a controversial talk show host for promoting hate speech info wars host alex jones has a huge online audience and pushes many conspiracy theories including a claim that the sandy hook school massacre in connecticut was a staged event alan fisher has the details this is their plan people these are. we
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as a national radio show more than two million to prescribe and a website called info wars that's made him a wealthy man but alex jones is facing an increasing number of platforms who will no longer publish his content in the last few days he's been removed from i tunes and the also you chip with his radio rants wreck up millions of hits first demonize him for wars lie about us build a straw man then sue us to add credibility to that then have a few fake strikes on you tube and facebook with nebulous terms like bullying children and islamophobia jones is a controversial figure he claims the sandy hook school massacre was staged by crisis actors as a way to change gun laws in the u.s. one of the families is now suing him for libel the first hearing in the case has been held in his texas be. he believes the nine eleven attacks were organized and carried out by the u.s. government and the government kills people by controlling the weather president
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donald trump is a fan he appeared on his radio show saying his reputation was amazing and he wouldn't let him down and a pioneer and an explorer. i do humor and this one analyst rejects the idea george's removal has freedom of speech implications first amendment does not give you a right to have a presence on a website persimmon only limits governments from censoring you so what facebook and twitter are doing is not censorship it's private companies making decisions just like newspapers have always made decisions about who they will bring on to their apple has dropped his podcasts as have other online streaming services facebook removed four pages linked to his in four wars website in a statement the company says upon review we've taken it doen for glorifying violence and using dehumanizing language to describe people who are transgender
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muslims and immigrants which violates or hate speech policies in his recent child custody case joins us lawyer insisted he was simply playing a character and now he'll be doing that to a much smaller audience on fewer platforms. and fisher al-jazeera washington. bangladesh's government is considering imposing the death penalty for causing fatal road accidents students have been protesting for nine days to demand tougher traffic laws the protests began are the two teenagers were run over by a speeding bus groups armed with batons attacked the demonstrators at a university in dhaka activists say they're linked to the government and the police well the committee to protect journalists is calling for the release of anyone to tankful covering the protests photographer and journalist scheidler lam was arrested soon after being interviewed by al-jazeera on sunday at least five journalists have been attacked. him in canada has officially been nominated as pakistan's next prime minister the former cricket star's party won the most seats
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in last month's parliamentary election but fell short of an overall majority constantine's parliamentary approval to become prime minister kamal hyder in the capital islamabad. rick tree at the general election spot based on teddy kennedy had a meeting of the parliamentary committee called by the chairman emraan condit committee unanimously nominating him for the prime ministership of the country the law minister had already announced that. the four session of parliament. on the eleventh or twelfth of august imraan khan really be sworn in as the first prime minister of pakistan he had already announced that his government ready to go for austerity measures. be living in the prime minister. did in islamabad and he will be living in the minister's compound. cabinet will be
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anything from fifteen to twenty minutes to be a smaller game in order to save money because the country faced with a financial crunch its first challenge of course will be to try to come to grips with pakistan's economy richard in a day spent he is however comfortable that he really should have the provincial government and. party has to turgeon majority and. have a comfortable position and the fun job. eleven million young children in brazil will be vaccinated in a nationwide bid to stop a missile is out break the diseases killed five people and infected thousands more across the country donald swan reports on the northern city of mine else one of the worst affected regions. they had eradicated measles from brazil in the twenty years ago but the influx of tens of thousands of business whalen's escaping
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economic and political strife has proved it's across the board. who. are still shouldn't be playing and we have the ones who play into spending so many is without sin a op. if brazilians are correctly vaccinated no migration wave would cause an outbreak in our country the north of brazil which has the highest number of venice way the migrants has been the worst affected. almost anyone else we spent eighteen years with no case of missiles registered once the first cases were identified and lauch we decided twenty support the campaign most of the children were vaccinated and now we're focusing on adults one child died here him an hour before more in other parts of brazil thousands more have been infected the battle to keep me as it was a play is a constant one with regular vigilance and campaigns like this one to ensure that everybody even the distant remote amazon is vaccinated. but the campaign is
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nationwide eleven million children aged between one and five being vaccinated. for the generally smooth operation with only some resistance. i thought it would hurt four year old enzo in. the woods his mother like thousands of others had no doubts. that the outbreak hasn't reached south palo but i think it's good to bring him since it's a campaign to prevent the illness is not just about vaccination but brazilian authorities are also educating the children about the disease before but now hope they can defeat the good. of their al-jazeera mum else brazil. now gun violence is again in the spotlight in the us a weekend of shootings in chicago police say dozens of people were shot twelve were killed in just two days and it's quickly becoming a political issue john hendren reports. it was one of the bloodiest weekends of the
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year in america's most violent major city police say more than seventy people were shot in twelve were killed from friday to monday forty of them shot in a seven hour stretch after midnight on saturday police blame gangs targeting rivals at outdoor events such as funerals and block parties the same people who are pulling the triggers and some of these communities this isn't a widespread issue among citizens of this city this is a small subset of individuals who think they can play by all rules because they continue to get a slap on the wrist when we arrest them violence tends to rise with the temperatures in the windy city and this past weekend was one of the year's hottest over the year so far three hundred people have been killed and seventeen hundred people have been shot in the city of chicago and believe it or not that is down about thirty percent from the past two years now this year most of those shootings in been on the south and west sides of chicago the most violent part to city
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president trumps lawyer rudolph giuliani called the violence a result of the democratic rule in this city but mayor rahm emanuel president obama's former chief of staff and a frequent oil of trump's describe it is a failure of morality all of us. know that this is not chicago. what we saw. therefore all of us who love the city and call it home. have a responsibility. to heal. our neighborhoods protesters against violence recently shut down chicago's iconic lakeshore drive raising awareness of an epidemic of gun battles that draws little attention downtown in the affluent north side because it is largely contained in the poor mostly black neighborhoods we organize the march right in the middle of rush hour traffic and we want to make sure that we we distribute the pain in chicago because on the south east and west
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of chicago people are dying every day. not surprisingly the isolated weekend violence in the neighborhoods left the four day long a palooza music festival untouched downtown where one hundred thousand people descended on chicago's lake shore largely unaware of the bloodshed a few miles away john hendren al-jazeera chicago the saudi of iraq even a tree coalition's recent successes against al qaida in yemen have mostly been achieved by making secret deals that's according to an investigation by the associated press it found that rather than defeating al qaeda in the arabian peninsula a q a p the coalition has been paying fighters to leave cities and towns some were even allowed to keep their weapons hundreds more were committed to join the coalition which has been fighting in support of yemen's government since and since intervening in the war in twenty fifteen a.p. was told that one commander who was put on the u.s. terrorism list in twenty seventeen for ties to al qaeda is still receiving money from the u.a.e. to run his militia. as
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a political analyst he says the situation on the ground in yemen is more complicated than done the report suggests. one of the issues is that the pieces over them to follow is a little bit of a more complicated more complicated situation. for tribal communities and local communities it is not a bad idea to reach local deal because that prevents the talent city from from being destroyed or you know a living in living in and you know kill or kill conflict so where i whenever there is that possible they will try to encourage actually reaching these kind of fantasy but it's not. as simple as just there were. happening behind closed doors and they're happening all over the all over the country ok that sort of harvest that committed suicide attack against
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a government official and that the military officials who are backed by the south in an audition so it's a little bit more complicated than it was just. that the associated press mentioned people in europe are being told to stay hydrated and as a record breaking heat wave sweeps across the continent many people are buying bottles of water to keep cool but that's often led to a surge in waste the mayor of london said he can want to turn the tide on the plastic problem by bringing back water fountains conference council reports. london may have been the city that pioneered the public drinking fountain but its popularity has dried up since this one was built in eight hundred fifty nine only a handful of water fountain to exist in the capital today as more people reach for a pot of water to quench their thirst now with the growing threat of plastics the environment london wants to bring a new generation of water fountains to the british public. earlier this year mayor
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sidique khan announced a pilot scheme of twenty water stations to be built it's part of a nearly one million dollar project to reduce plastic waste in london over the next three years they're being installed in shopping districts and commuter hubs and if they prove successful the project may expand the scope for expanding the extent of a ability of water for londoners is huge we need to make sure that people have access to water and then not having to pay for it but the of the of the benefit that would come would actually be in reducing congestion if you move water in pipes then rather than in plastic bottles that have to be transported by lorry you reduce the number of lorries on the road you reduce the road danger and you make your city streets into healthier and better places to be every minute one million plastic drinking bottles are bought around the world in britain more than seven and a half billion single use water bottles are used every year london is the biggest
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consumer and the worst for recycling the average adult buys one hundred seventy five plastic water bottles a year less than half are recycled. many of them end up here in waterways this small team of volunteers is working with the charity thames twenty one they are part of thousands of people who help clean and monitor the rubbish that flows through the river each year. about ten percent of the rubbish they collect. half of . plastic bottles like this one and just a few months ago volunteers here in london collected more than four thousand bottles in just one day. the charity hopes the new fountains will make a difference one of the reasons that people all bowing water is because the access to drinking water on their own about the london drinking fountain fund is going to twenty new fountains that's a great start we certainly won't see move but we have very hopeful that people will start to use them and hope that more people will think of vironment and turn on the
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tops instead of turning to the. going to come back. the historic. story.
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welcome back time for this board is that. thank you very much will a u.k. court has heard that one of cricket's biggest names was involved in a sustained episode of violence and ben stokes is charged with
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a fray and faces the possibility of jail time on the prosecution claim stokes lost control during a fight in bristol last year the alleged incident resulted in a man suffering a fractured eye socket stokes will miss england second test against india this week and jurors were actually asked if they were committed cricket fans before being accepted for service stokes denies the charge killen international service has officially become a boss along a player after coming through a longer than normal medical test that out how to knee operation last season but also were happy with the results and his thirty five million dollar move from bond munich has now been finalised bossa strengthening their squad following the departures of understand us their power during the club's season belgium midfield alex fitzsimons on his white said german club dormant it's a spent the last year in china with tangent carnage and the twenty nine year old helped his country to a third place finish at this year's world cup all josie marino says manchester
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united still need to sign new players the premier league transfer window shuts on thursday with united in action the next day against leicester moraine are frustrated that many of his squad funny just returned to training after the world cup. director morell. even we were i want to say a nice nice nice words we were unlucky to get the fry the match we could get the sunday we were lucky to get the five a match so monday tuesday wednesday thursday. he's not enough. and all. will see the rogers cup is underway in canada the women's draw is being played in montreal su czech players of mess in the first round carolina prescot breaking serve in the tenth game to win the first set his six four gets catarina senior. or a battle in the second but if any sane white discover winning in straight sets no serina williams in this tournament she has withdrawn for personal reasons. world
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number one in the men's draw is rough but no doubt he's stepping up his preparations ahead of the u.s. open at our bounce return to action in toronto he's been taking a break since his semifinal defeat against novak djokovic sure wimbledon last month . is important to. understand which moment you need to take a rare so wait a moment you need to work on a great run in. and in some period of time off and that what they did. now is a moment to watch the game and it's hard to be ready for action here that's what i am doing this couple of days working hard then just went door to be ready for the european athletics championships are up and running in berlin there's a difference this time though as this is the first edition of what is now a multi sports event seven existing championships being staged on the one you brand the scottish city of glasgow is hosting aquatics cycling gymnastics rowing transform and team golf events is set to take place every four years the athletics
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meet is lacking some star power four time olympic gold medalist mo farah deciding not to compete two hundred meter women's world champion daphne skip is one of the biggest names in germany and organizers say they have sold more than two hundred fifty thousand sits across the six days of competition earlier on we spoke to journalist stuart where he's covering the athletics in berlin he says the sport is maintaining its popularity well of course we are missing more far. but i'm really looking forward to this week's trip and clearly the two hundred fifty thousand ticket buyers are as well you know i think the people want to excitement they want reeses which are competitive and you know that was the one disadvantage if he won all the time if you look at the hundred men and women i really have no idea who's going to win which i think the great position to be and we do have our stars you know schulman like renewal of ellen the pool ball to silence
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a stadium when he's competing and of course that lasts for an hour not just ten seconds of it in bold. there was a lot going on in the pit lane at the most recent nascar race denny hamlin was a little too eager to get moving again here he took out various pieces of kit and some of his own pick really doing the chase and it's also keeping his crew on their toes. he was a man in a hurry though he went on so when the first race of his career now a man with an incredible twenty four world championship titles to his name is added to his trophy collection frenchman and swann albo has dominated windsurfing slalom discipline since one thousand nine hundred ninety four we also holds the world speed record for wind powered sailing is out by winning all four races at the slalom world cup in the canary islands are slowing down for him at the age of forty six. ok that is only sport for now more lighter and the thank you for that now the latest winnie the pooh movie christopher robin has opened around the world but not
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in china beijing as heavily censored a milnes most famous creation in recent years because people have likened to the leader xi jinping age and brown has more from beijing. winnie the pooh of course means different things to different people to many children around the world he's the adorable pudgy bear with a pole short for honey but it seems here in china he has become an enemy of the state that's because a new film made by disney christopher robin in which winnie the pooh of course has a starring role will not now be shown in china no reason has been given china imports about forty foreign films a year and while that quota hasn't been reached yet no reason has been given as to why christopher robin will not now be shown in china now winnie the pooh's sort of got in the crosshairs of chinese censors more than
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a year ago that's when images started appearing online contrast ing winnie the pooh with president xi jinping there was apparently a physical resemblance the most popular meme photograph of all is one which pairs a picture of xi jinping and then president barack obama with another picture of winnie the pooh and his good mate tigger winnie the pooh has in many ways become a symbol an unlikely symbol of dissent that's because loucheux bo who won the nobel peace prize and of course died in hospital more than a year ago was pictured holding a mug with an image of winnie the pooh on it shortly before he died it was a final defiant stance by a man who had been a thorn in the side of china's government for so long now while it's fair to say that censorship under president xi jinping has been getting worse during the past
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few years you know as a journalist you encounter it every day here in china there has never the less been some pushback juror in the past few weeks just last week there was a protest by parents. by the health ministry here in beijing they believe the government is covering up the true extent of a vaccine scandal vaccines substandard vaccines that emerged were given to children for things like tetanus typhoid and also hooping cough as well as rabies but as we now know those vaccines were sub standard and then just a few days ago there was a curious essay that was published online it was written by a prominent chinese academic and he criticized president xi jinping and said it was time for the communist party to look again at what happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety when those protests ended in so many people dying he said it was
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chime for the chinese government to re-evaluate what happened in one thousand nine hundred nine and he also said it was time for the party to reverse its decision to end two term limits for president xi jinping president xi at the moment of course arguably the most powerful chinese leader since chairman mao all right that's it for me down in jordan for the news hour i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news stay with us. discover the world of al jazeera. the best films from across on the network of
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