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sang one of our guns that i had done was done a good very possible my cue on al-jazeera home game. zero. hello i'm maryam namazie this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes president i do on calls on turks to support their four lane currency as increased u.s. tariffs and ten mounting pressure on the lira. the u.n. calls for a credible and transparent investigation into a saudi that coalition air strike that killed schoolchildren in yemen. two palestinians shot and killed by israeli fire during protests at the gaza israel border and dozens are injured during protests in bucharest as tens of thousands
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returned from of the seas to demand the government resign. with the schools including opening day victory for manchester united as they kick off the new premier league season against leicester the. us president donald trump has escalated a feud with turkey doublings deal and many i'm tariffs as a monetary crisis pushes the country towards economic disaster at the heart of turkey's failing finances is its volatile currency which has fallen to a wreck or two since the start of the turkish lira has lost thirty five percent of its value against the dollar most of that has happened since president. took office with hugely expanded power as a month ago well i do want has now citizens to sell their dollars and buy the lira
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instead to help prop up the currency and i'm only reports now from istanbul. turkey its president. addressed this large rally and have this message for his citizens. if there is anyone who has. dollars euros or gold on the pillars as you go exchange at all banks this is the national domestic battle this will be my people's response to those who have wage an economic war against us turkey's currency has lost more than thirty per cent of its value so far this year at least fifteen percent of that was just on thursday night the turkish gold army has been struggling for a few years of recombination of several financial and political factors the leader tumbled even faster after just presidential election which gave all executive powers to president our john i wish that k.p. or mr r. and his you know eighteen would be really really ready to hear
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a robust economic program today after they have been elected are fortunate with a little bit later on that as a growing about fragile economy the lira was not protected against any current suspect lation especially after the two thousand and sixteen failed coup and turkey's continued dispute with the united states over a variety of issues has not made things easy the most urgent disagreement has been the tension of an american pastor named andrew branson who is on trial on terrorism charges there is a currency crisis kind of promoted by the geopolitical risks which is obviously used by the american foreign policy decision makers another factor is turkey's unwillingness to join the recent u.s. sanctions against iran turkey buys energy from iran along with russia and azerbaijan now the crisis is being felt approach with the master selling of shares in european banks would generally have bigger exposure to the turkish kaname the
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dispute was supposed to ease as delegates from both sides gathered in washington this week but it didn't and it went to went further turks say the united states is trying to beat them with a financial stick and some even believe it's just a political move by. president trump to head off november's critical election now it's a question off how turkey will handle all these pressures while its currency is at ten all time soon up to solo al-jazeera a stumble let's now speak to alan fischer with all the latest from washington alan we know that turkey's economy and its current he was already under pressure president trump has announced even steeper tariffs against turkey what does this mean for an already deteriorating relationship between the two countries. well you can take this back to twenty sixteen when things started to go a bit wrong between two countries that are need to remember the u.s.
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has an air base in turkey twenty sixteen failed to turkey decide to go and was behind that coup he's based in pennsylvania he is a turkish cleric the turks said we want them extradited the american said no they've tried several times since then and every point the americans have blocked that now at some point after the coup andrew brunson was arrested the turks said he was involved in setting up the coup he spoke to people that should have been speaking to the american said look simply he was an evangelical christian pastor in the tone of izmir and he spoke to people as part of his ministry he certainly wasn't part of any plot to overthrow the government and so they said we want him released no the turks ignored the calls for that a week ago the americans then decided that they were going to sanction two senior figures in the government in ankara they took the steps necessary to do that as
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synonyms said in her report there were discussions a turkish delegation was here in washington just over the last few days we spoke to people in the state department which is the foreign office of course and the treasury department to see if there was a way they could do some sort of deal to get round all this problem that there is some way that under brunson could be released this country under house arrest that didn't happen they went back on thursday night and on friday donald trump goes on and says right i'm increasing the talents tallis would already in place on turkey still in aluminum as part of his trade war with other countries including china parts of the e.u. mexico and canada and so what he's done is increase the know how can he do this well he can do it by seeing that what the turks are doing is a threat to national security it's a very narrow window but allows them to do that and the paperwork is on the way to the commerce department. how does this play out or it's not entirely sure certainly not to me probably not to you either i'm not entirely sure there are many in the
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government who see how this plays out what we do know is that both the american president and the turkish president very proud men very strong men they don't like to be seen to be backing down and so this could go on for a little while the americans think the timing of this is important the north the turkish economy is in trouble and just by adding a few extra not just to this crew they're hoping that they might be able to get andrew bronson back if they do that then things might start to ease in the tension might start to ease but there's no sign that the turks are ready to comply but is there any concern alan beyond the trant white house and parts of washington about growing tensions with a country of turkey's kind of strategic significance and. or is it a sort of thing that everyone's grown accustomed to with the trump white house. to be fair a bit of both we know that donald trump has fallen out with nato allies in the past
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turkey is a nato ally we know that is falling with close allies in other parts of the world as well and that could well be reflected there is well worth the turks and we know that there have been tensions between the united states and turkey over things like syria you'll remember that when the americans were involved in the fighting in syria they were supporting kurdish fighters the turks did not like that the group that the americans were supporting regarded by the government in ankara as terrorists and so there is this tension that is there there's also been problems too with when president of the wind came to the united states a couple of his bodyguards were later indicted with assaulting protesters say the embassy three nor knew u.s. staff at the u.s. embassy in ankara arrested by the police there there has been this feeling of tit for tat between the united states and turkey as a see both sides aren't keen to back down there's no obvious mediator either to get
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them both round the table so this could go on for a little while yet but the americans will think they've got the upper hand at the moment because the exacting economic pressure at a time when the turkish economy could do without it thank you very much with all the latest from washington allan. well now yemen's has the rebels have joined the united nations in calling for an independent probe into saudi that coalition attack on a bus full of school children on thursday the un has just wrapped up a special session on the strikes which killed fifteen wounded seventeen ellison saada province saudi led coalition and says it struck in a just a minute targets i'm going to doe has the latest now from djibouti. it's hard to imagine a more disturbing and sickening image of the futility of war in the area. of the sea a strike by the sodium without a coalition body parts us through. i'm on hold cell phone video but.
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what is his guilt what is his crime he wonders why target these students this is the walk of the american soda coalition as strike they are schoolchildren why we will seek revenge no matter what he says. these children why in a minibus full of students heading back from a school some a company in yemen. but does their boss drove through a busy market in. the probe is he was targeted by the strike they do what they can here at the hospital which is under resourced and overwhelmed and what effect will it take these young minds dozens of their classmates were killed in the strike there's now a growing chorus of condemnation a real thing in the the amounts. it took the images of these children drenched in blood and reeling from shock to move the world we deplore thursday's attack in yemen where a coalition air strike is a bass carrying children in die on market in sabah reportedly killing people and
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injuring another sixty eight the u.n. secretary general and tony has called for a swift investigation into the talk to secretary general emphasizes that or parties mistake constant care to spare civilians and civilian objects in the conduct of military operations and he calls for an independent impromptu investigation into this incident the conflict in yemen pits the richest countries in the region so did it beyond the united arab emirates against the poorest the sodium about equalisation has been a report that the criticised for targeting civilian areas in their war against the whole of the fords the fighting has killed falls and left millions of those on the brink of starvation coming all the while jazeera djibouti well the un security council is saying that any investigation into the air strike in saddam must be transparent also in jordan reports now from the united nations in new york the u.n.
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security council met behind closed doors on friday to discuss the deadly school bus attack in northern yemen afterwards a press statement in which the members of the council called for a credible and transparent investigation into the attack believed to have been carried out by the saudi coalition when asked what credible and transparent meant this is what karen pierce the u.k. ambassador to the u.n. had to say the important thing is the word credible if there is an acceptable credible investigation then the council will want to consider next steps in the light that if any investigation held is not credible the council will obviously want to review that and want to review if more. is this the security council statement did not resemble what the u.n. secretary general and called for an independent investigation the saudi government has already said it's going to take
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a close look at what happened during those missile strikes on thursday but there are clues who are raising questions about whether it's the saudis who should be intrusted with coming up with the other dens. well for more than three is now a saudi led coalition has been bombing hoofy rebels in yemen the campaign which is in support of the exiled yemeni president months or heidi has had devastating effects on the country and has led to calls for sales to saudi arabia and its allies to be suspended while in march alone the u.s. state department approved the sale of six hundred seventy million dollars worth of anti-tank missiles to saudi arabia the u.a.e. is the second biggest destination for american arms exports the u.k. exports nearly half of all of it sams to saudi arabia since two thousand and fifteen london has licensed five point eight billion dollars worth of arms to riyadh france italy and spain also supply the saudis and the u.a.e. with weapons some european states have reduced their arms sales in protest against
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the war in yemen belgium the netherlands norway and germany of all suspended licenses for sales to those countries in the saudi led coalition andrew smith is from the campaign against the arms trade he says the u.k. government has hypocritical policies towards yemen. i think exposes the rank hypocrisy at the heart of u.k. foreign policy we have u.k. ambassador has rightly talked about the humanitarian concerns in yemen and yet u.k. government has licensed billions of pounds worth of arms that are being used in yemen i think what lies behind it is geo political strategy but also frankly money and money talks macedo regime spends billions of pounds and arms from the u.k. every year unfortunately many of those weapons are being used in yemen right now is the u.k. fighter jets are flying over yemen or the u.k. bombs and u.k. missiles that should be dropped from the sky pool after paul has shown the
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overwhelming majority if you keep public of firmly opposed to these arms exports in fact polling done and march this year thing but only six percent of people in view key believe that these arms sales to saudi arabia are acceptable and they are having a catastrophic and we have seen that we've seen the way as compromised u.k. politics as well were when the saudi crown prince was visiting london in february he was given the fool that carpet treatment and yet no matter how many terrible devastating attacks have happened do matter how many homes have been destroyed how many lives have been lost was arms sales of continues still ahead for you on this news hour from london you know gratian of zimbabwe in prison and someone got away is delayed as the court considers the opposition's challenge. nature battles in central afghanistan as taliban gunmen attacked gaza me taking civilians as human shields and players continue their anthem protests in the n.f.l. peter we'll have that story and more in
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a sport. now at least two people have been killed and more than three hundred injured by israeli fire during protests along the border with gaza according to palestine's health ministry the demonstrations attesting an uneasy. it's reached between hamas and israel on thursday that ceasefire followed two days of intense violence which sort least three palestinians killed by israeli as strikes rockets have also been fired into southern israel as well as burning kites and balloons stratford has more from gaza. another friday of protests in all the armed factions including hamas calling people to come out and participate in these demonstrations now these latest protests the twenty is week in a row come off to the worst escalation of violence between hamas and israel since the two thousand and fourteen war and there are great fear is that these protests
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something that israel often calls a provocation could lead to a new escalation of violence of course hamas a saying that the people here have every right to continue to come out and protest against the twelve year long land and sea blockade by israel the israeli army earlier today saying that they had eased security restrictions on the towns in southern israel close to northern the northern gaza border an indication that they were confident that this truce seems to be holding but as i say there are fears here that any provocation any slight incident during these protests in the hours ahead could lead to another escalation of violence between hamas and israel. heavily armed taliban fighters a strong the central afghan says he of gosney attacking police checkpoints and government buildings a fight is try to over on the city setting off day long clashes with u.s. backed afghan forces at least fourteen afghan police officers were killed and
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twenty wounded in the assault and police chief says there were more than one hundred fifty other casualties but he couldn't give a breakdown shallop bella's has the latest from kabul. this is a tack began about two am local time here in afghanistan the taliban is launching a heavy assault on the place here in the city the capital of the province residents saying that they heard a she walk it's hitting the police headquarters i just after two o'clock this morning the taliban they moved in took up positions around the place hit courses and from they moved out throughout the city there were heavy gun. nationals through the morning between taliban and afghan police and afghan security forces the taliban then moved into a residential area where they remained for most of the day that's where they'd watch a lot of their assault from a centrally taking human shields in people there terrified as they heard gun battles outside they saw bodies on the streets they were hearing rockets at one
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point the u.s. seem to be one bomber of a hit. downs they really had no way to figure out what was going on in the city the taliban however was soon going out statements throughout the day claiming various successes saying that they've killed one hundred forty soldiers and police officers the government steered fast denying that throughout the day saying it's simply not true we are in control of the city yes there is an attack but we are in control and have been throughout the day we maintained control of government ministries and buildings they said this in a statement earlier that. there has been fighting in gaza the province for a long time in the entire province of gaza as well as gaza we have defeated the taliban and our enemy has sustained significant casualties last night the storm from. a modern war province's you know and president to the attack on gaza and. very important for the government to maintain an air of confidence for the public
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here in afghanistan make sure that people feel secure because we have coming up here on october the twenty years i was in bombay and president has had his inauguration delayed because of a legal challenge to his electoral victory lawyers for the movement for democratic change alliance filed a case of the supreme court in harare they said they have evidence of fraud and election rigging harma tasa has more. this is the first time in zimbabwe's history an inauguration has been stopped the m.d.c. alliance party say they won the election result overturned they say they have evidence forms that show that the results were tampered with the judges could meet quickly if they think this evidence is weak they could throw the case out if they want more time to look at the evidence that could take a couple of days if they don't meet over the weekend monday and choose their public holidays here which means they'll meet on wednesday they'll fourteen a day to make a decision and i know all zimbabweans can do is wait president elect him or someone
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and are going to city respects the court's zanu p.f. supporters aren't thrilled with us opposition supporters are static but most of our wins i think are concerned about the economy this election was different from other elections regardless of who people voted for a lot of people we spoke to whether zanu p.f. or opposition would say it's the first election that robert mugabe on the ballot they hope for a fresh start especially when it comes to the economy they're worried because they're so that you can business community has warned them while we say you don't get your house in order we can come and invest we can come and create jobs people are concerned the longer this political stalemate drags on the more negative effect is going to have on the economy. dozens of people have been injured. by romanian police after they used tear gas and water cannon at an anti-government rally in bucharest. thousands of romanians who live abroad have been demonstrating calling for the government to resign the protesters many of whom
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drove across europe to attend this are angry about the way romania is being governed by the social democrats which they blame for corruption and a lack of opportunities joining me now is kit gil it too has been at the demonstration in bucharest and spoke to some of the protesters so what were they saying to you about why they've made their way back to romania for this and what they're hoping to achieve from these protests. thanks miriam yes so the people i talked to were were very motivated they were and had been angry about many of the steps that the government has been taking in the last eighteen months that they see that they feel will weaken the rule of law you know these are steps that basically would decriminalize lower level corruption or reduce and weaken the fight against the fight against corruption which has been a crutch has been a big problem in romania for a long time and people are angry about that and feel that the system needs to
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change. how does the ten hour tonight demonstration compare with past protests we've seen in a mania. so you two rights protests there were an estimated one hundred thousand in bucharest and maybe another thirty forty thousand in other cities so it was a large protest it wasn't as large as the whole million people we saw last year in february two thousand and seventy when the government tried to pass. some legislation that would weaken the rule of law but it's the largest protests we have seen in eight nine months so it was large anyway but then what happened tonight was shocking it was very surprising in the parts of the protests have been have been peaceful i've been covering remain here now for five years and tonight was the first night i've ever been tear gassed it's the first night i have ever seen the use of water cannons for the security forces it's the first night seeing
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large scale clashes you know there have always been small clashes on the sides of protests but this was last clashes that lasted for a long time and it was it was a shocking kind of turn of events and do they are just seeing some of the images now of police using tear gas and water cannon against the protesters is there a fear that tensions could escalate if they are perceived to be using excessive force against civilians. very much so you know we have we will have to wait and see what happens next this protest tonight was was supposed to be a one hour in the sense that there was not there is not a protest scheduled for tomorrow night but given what has happened tonight i think there will need to be some sort of manifestation tomorrow that will act as a release fell we are already seeing comments from the president of the country who comes from europe as main opposition parties saying that. this was
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a condemning the brutal intervention of the security forces than saying that the interior minister needs to explain what the how events turned out tonight so this will lead to a lot of soul searching and it could lead to more protests it could lead to it certainly left a lot of people very angry. indeed and people who want change in the country they want an end to corruption the numbers were considerable tonight but in many ways didn't mean the ambitious targets that organizers had been hoping for nonetheless what sort of message does this send to the government. i mean it sends a very strong message that the people are not going anywhere that's the most you know that's i guess all they could really hope to accomplish in the short term the problem is that you know these protests have been going on for a year and
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a half and they have been you know sometimes bigger than it's sometimes smaller. and they have not really had an impact on the government the government has continued to push through legislative changes and changes that again many people believe and fear will weaken rule of law and nothing that happened in romania has all to bits past that the government is take it and you know we have also seen strong condemnation from the countries international partners we have had comments from the u.s. state department for a. commission for up from the european commission from the e.u. from various embassies in the country all saying that they are deeply concerned about some of the the changes of the government of pushing through they are worried about steps in the fight against corruption and none of those same and have had any impact and you know it looks like words might not be enough and that there
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needs to be battle more vocal intervention more something more from outside the country in order to really impact and really maybe stay the government's hand if that's what the international community feels is necessary or thank you very much ok let joining us there at a time staffer ok arrest and i mean. it's almost three months since parliamentary elections were held in lebanon but prime minister saad hariri has yet to form a government despite warnings of political and economic dangers that still no sign of rival policies making the compromises needed to come together although lengthy negotiations are not unusual in the country national unity could be at stake as anahata reports from beirut. three time prime minister was appointed to
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continue in his role in may since then he has been trying to form a government it's not easy in lebanon where political divisions reflect those in the region and the recent parliamentary election rivals the armed group hezbollah and its allies gained at his expense and they have demands. breaking. the. law and to using a. minister. of the government who's outside. and also breaking the sunni monopoly. by introducing also sending ministers from the eighth march or from the. ground they have alliances being accused of using its enhanced political position to alter the agreement that we distributed power after the civil war ended in one thousand nine hundred eleven and has a sectarian political system. is not just about representation
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in cabinet but about division of power in trying to. seize this as a chance to amend even if informally and they were not granted by the courts. the office of prime minister for example is the highest post reserved for a muslim seventy lost his majority in parliament but still heads the largest bloc his opponents are threatening to nominate someone else. if necessary we will stage a political diplomatic and popular campaign to liberate lebanon from political captivity. how did he is accused of killing the formation of the government to prevent the normalization of relations with syria. their relationship with damascus has long been a divisive issue in levanon the new government will have to address it now that it appears president bashar assad will be staying in power the iranian backed
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hezbollah party and pro assad politicians want lebanon to resume dealing with the syrian government in an official capacity hezbollah and its allies say the government makeup should reflect the election results which means they want the top our party wants to prevent that but politically he is too weak. to lead for you this hour sudanese families displaced by flash floods complain the government hasn't done enough to help them thousands of people struggle plans are disrupted as ryan as pilots go on strike. and in sport wimbledon finalist kevin anderson advances to the semifinals of the raw just in toronto. hello there
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a cool air is continuing to flow its way across europe on the leading edge of the cool air we're seeing this line of thunderstorms that has given us some flooding in the southern parts of france and the whole system is continuing its journey eastwards and as it does so the temperatures are dropping like a stone so our maximum in warsaw will only be twenty degrees on saturday and then the cool air will continue its journey into the eastern parts of poland as wow behind it although it staying cool for some of us elsewhere it's beginning to get hot once more so on sunday in paris will get to thirty one degrees hot for us but in london it will be a fumble bearable twenty two for the south still very warm force in madrid and across bucharest as well for the other side of the mediterranean plenty of fine dry weather to be found here but there is a little bit more in the way of cloud over parts of morocco and into out geria that will keep the temperatures down a little bit high that around thirty degrees they'll be more cloud as we head through sunday it's taken off to just bring us one or two showers
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a bit further south of course this is where we usually have showers at this time of year and there's plenty of them at the moment all rattling their way towards the west some of them are all the heavy i think for some of us in cameroon it's looking pretty wet as it is around the south coast of nigeria as well. amidst a climate of violence and paranoia. those still willing to dream. in honduras then a seeks a brighter future for his son and community. using art to reclaim the city. and transform the very symbol of constipation. you find in latin america liberating a prison on al-jazeera. they set sail for gold. but discovered a resource worth more than its way here would be. driven by commerce
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enabled through politics and religion executed with brutality. in episode one slavery roots george the birth of the rise of the african slave trade mapping your history that the streets of your monitor for all the gold in the world one of just a good. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories now turkey's currency is all until record low off to u.s. president donald trump double steel in alimony and towers on national security grounds. the u.n. security council is called for a transparent investigation into an ass strike that hit
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a school bus in northern yemen they think rebels say at least fifty people including twenty nine children were killed in the attack by the saudi led coalition . and at least two people have been killed and more than three hundred injured by israeli fire during protests along the border with gaza according to the palestinian health ministry. now four people including two police officers were killed in a shooting in eastern canada on friday the attack happened in the city of fredericton with multiple victims receiving treatment in hospital the suspect has been identified as a forty eight year old man it's the latest example of gun violence across canada that has led to a call for a weapons ban in cities. well than twenty thousand people in southern california have been told to evacuate their homes because of a wildfire california police have arrested and charged a fifty one year old man for deliberately starting the so-called holy fire in lake
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elsinore all the governor has declared a state of emergency freeing up additional resources to battle the blaze the fire is one of several fires burning in california that have displaced tens of thousands of people relief agencies a warning of the potentially catastrophic impact of a heat wave and north korea has been no rainfall that since july with temperatures soaring to an average of thirty nine degrees celsius it's causing rice maize and all the vital crops to with the increase in the risk of a full blown food fruit crisis international sanctions could also worsen the situation in the country west some twenty five million people already vulnerable to malnutrition if they don't get support to work with their hopes what it means is that the days of reduction in food production or food output from the fields and it will be pulled from the other fields in the next i believe that we have the effect on the the food that is taken into our food most of the vulnerable communities the
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children the tenting mothers in the communities so it is important because like you take step ins it's used both for oil and the for cooking is eating is part of the staple food so if all of these fields are more or disproven to the mexico did to water their fields naturally there would be reduction in food introduction in food means also aren't really enough in effect on the nutritional of the dust of the home or the people getting the food. protest by members of china's who a ethnic minority of halted the planned demolition of a mosque why show grand mosque was set to be destroyed for what the government said was a violation of planning regulations the mosque recently opened after two years on the construction a local county had now says no action will go ahead without the agreement of the townspeople members of the predominantly muslim who a have complained of growing restrictions on their religion meanwhile the un is
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saying that it's received credible reports that around a million ethnic week is being held in secret internment camps in china un human rights unless they missed that two million week is a muslim minority has been forced into political camps for indoctrination in the gin jang region the chinese government has launched a security crackdown in the area accusing many residents of planning separatist attacks we are a mostly muslim community who live in western china now flash floods caused by heavy rain of kill half a dozen people in sudan thousands of homes have also been destroyed in the eastern state of. say authorities say they are working to rebuild areas as it continues to rain but some families say the government has not acted quickly enough it will move into has mall. this is the aftermath of heavy rains in eastern sudan more than seven thousand homes destroyed and thousands more damaged the rains have
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caused flash floods displacing hundreds of families and leaving them without shelter. there is flash floods and we lost everything with it when we tried to save our properties but we lost it all we need help especially shelters. where we're grateful to be alive but we lost everything even our clothes we got little from charity to help the government hasn't provided us anything and we're still living in the open with our children. so dan's rainy season has been a challenge for the government doesn't have been killed in the last few years including seven around the country this year alone despite it being only the beginning of the season. tens of thousands of homes especially in rural areas have collapsed because of the rains poor drainage systems and subsequent flash floods and the water left behind is raising concerns of water borne diseases including malaria and cholera people who have been displaced by the recent floods have
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criticised the government for its slow response local authorities saying they're working to provide assistance at. the damages were major to those affected we've provided them with temporary shelters and basic necessities we're now asking organizations to help those affected this could get worse if heavy rains come again and the conditions will be much worse meanwhile the rains continue those who have been displaced can only hope it doesn't get worse and that they'll be able to rebuild their lives he morgan al-jazeera. well the one hundred forty refugees and migrants have been rescued in the mediterranean aid workers from the aquarius search and rescue vessel picked up two small cross drifting from libya toward southern europe a doctor on board said one of those rescued was a newborn baby. years of conflict in libya especially in its so-called oil crescent had a major impact on the country's ability to generate power many areas experienced total
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blackout for long hours as had reports. know how much it. struggles with power cuts he says his business is only decline because his fridges don't keep the meat as cold as they used to and the changing power levels have ruined his equipment in many cases power switches blow up by a sudden voltage current. we find spoiled meat in the fridges every day even though we use power generators when the electricity goes off at night for several hours we also pay a lot of money to menton our ruined machines. generators have become a groom trade but they are taking a toll on the environment and people's pockets to all these subsumes power generators to run their businesses and you can hear their sound all over the city
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frequent power cuts have affected almost all sectors and during these summer months the heat usually forces many people out of their homes families flocked to public parks like this one for some cool air all those a stay in their cars for long hours just to use the air conditioners. so energy is used in some medical centers though it's more costly looked at. each baby incubators here operates through six power plants that the. power level fluctuations and switching from one power supply to another can affect these incubators and that endangers babies lives. but the government agency that provides electricity blames the consumers in all sectors for what it calls excessive voltage consumption it's recently conducted a campaign to stop the illegal use of power it's also urging consumers to cut back
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on their consumption for up that headhunters current production is around five thousand five hundred megawatt consumption is more than seven thousand two hundred depending on consumers conduct also several power plants have stopped working after foreign workers who operated them left because of the security and financial deterioration in the country many shop owners like mohammed have had to lead to go their workers and small businesses that cannot afford generators have closed down after years of instability and fighting it appears for now only a political solution could fix libya's electricity problems. tripoli. objects looted from iraq during the two thousand and three invasion have been returned to the country mesopotamian artifacts which are five thousand years old one covered in london by pressures authorities during
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a police raid on an artery that experts from the british museum were able to identify the exact archaeological site from which they had been stolen. the travel plans of fifty five thousand people across europe have been disrupted after ryanair pilots went on strike one in six of ryan as flights and can't sell those pilots in germany island sweden belgium and the netherlands walk off the job by the pay and conditions dominic came reports from. sleeping on the airport floor rather than a holiday hotel all because of the strike that's hit ryanair for these passengers their vacation is beginning with uncertainty and lots of tricky questions like this couple fresh in from the states and we landed here in berlin right yeah i mean really now they told us that the ryanair flight to athens that we had booked are being canceled because. pilots on strike so we just went through a couple different ways of getting that the. airline rebooked scaling that that's
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all they need the tonight and then tomorrow in the morning bouncing from that's the only thing to athens so what's behind this industrial action ryanair employs about four hundred pilots here in germany they are members of the pilots union cockpit and for the union issue with ryanair is very clear they want improved terms and conditions and they say ryanair really needs to reform. does. today is not about want to debate ryanair and it wouldn't be possible any way against a transatlantic employee but what it is about is to signal to management that there needs to be an end to them trying to beat their own staff today you want to send a clear message to dublin ryanair much charring and so far at least the airline appears not to want to but its chief executive has accepted ryanair will take a financial hit it's hard to assess the damage of a new features from the one he said no quarter would still says there are fears
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this summer he thought it would be your first four percent you know it's trivial you get five percent so we're here for the damage that that's what this is. but not perhaps for those caught up in friday's strike action dominic came out zira had been shown a third temple. so i had. business updates.
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business updates.
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every year millions of visitors flock to france. for the summer holiday it's good for the economy but is having a major impact on the marine ecosystem they've achieved spoken to fishermen and marine biologists and they must say area on the battle to save france's fish. the mediterranean is now the most overfished sea in the world according to the latest report by the united nations working the waters off the small portable. ben like share our caravan of accounting the cost. more than a third of the seized total fish population has vanished over the last fifty years . pollution and climate change are taking a toll but the impact of tourism is not even being monitored if you're more than your yuppie look is it to say there's no more fish when you see the pressure
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created by them a turkey every day four to five hundred sports leave last year to port imagine it's of them brings us a killer fish some less some more well that's a lot of fish taken away every day and it would. be back in the one nine hundred fifty s. just over this small stretch of the coastline in southern france there used to be something like seventy fishermen casting their nets in these waters and now they've gone down to just thirteen. their goodell is one of the shrinking band of artists and fisherman but being paid to take part in a unique project to restore the ecology of the coastline a company of marine biologists have deployed special traps that seek to catch juvenile fish and raise them in protected nurseries on shore. here of course from sea bream mullets horse mat crawl and a lot of plankton housed on the key side in the port of must see the species are
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given the best start to their hazardous lives the odds are stacked against them in nature for every one million eggs coastal fish produce only one will make it through to becoming a reproductive adult and the press of humanity makes it even worse is a profile of this bookstore delicacy that's mostly because pollution caused a construction zone in the ports the use of cement and the urban planning on the coastline. you sure are has seven grandchildren he needs to help support and he's not lending enough fish to do it so now he raises red species themselves to sell to specialist aquaria across europe. like many others in the fishing communities here he has nothing but contempt for the bureaucrats in brussels running the common fisheries policy he says if you want help help yourself david kay to al-jazeera must say. for now if peter maryam thank you very much
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twenty time english champions manchester united are up and running for the new premier league season thanks to a two one win over leicester a third minute penalty was awarded at old trafford on friday to man united front as world cup winning midfielder paul pogba stepped up to take the spot kick sure they netted a late goal to double the lead for jos a marine years men pulled one back through jamie vadi but it was too little too late. earlier we spoke to james robson who is the man united and man city correspondent for the manchester evening news he says they are several interesting some plots to the nice either or city one size all so comfortably last season is impossible not to see them leading the way again this year and they're not they're not all too many players but when you think that someone like that mendi has he didn't play last season the entire season with an injury they got him they got marez they've improved on the squad that were just too good for anyone else last season there is going to be and i would look them at
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liverpool the money they've spent your own club appears to address addressed just about every weak point in his squad i really think they're that single going to challenge city i think united would expect to be in the mix for the title if they finish second again look united they want to win the title that's most important thing but only wanting us to do that manchester city again take some stopping if you look at what all of them the summer you take second place for united again would be too as for leicester i think with the money they've spent they're going to be looking to be challenging for your. six games in total being played in the premier league on saturday the early game sees newcastle host tottenham remember spurs did not make a single signing during the transfer window another game of note sees chelsea who had a successful transfer window kick off the campaign with an away game against hundreds field town thursday's first round us p.g.a. championship leader gary woodland has completed the second round at the bell the
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country club and he is still in front of the world number forty four carded a four under sixty six on friday in st louis missouri to enter the clubhouse at tain under par the thirty four year old has yet to win a major in his career so far fellow american kevin kismet finds himself in second position of the shooting a six under sixty four emulating woodlands a first round school in the process. u.s. president donald trump has criticized football players who refused to stand during the national anthem on the n.f.l. opening night threatening them with suspension the players say their actions are meant to draw attention to social injustices in f.l. is under pressure to rein in the protests which some see as disrespectful but as kirsten salumi reports the players are not backing down. taking a knee raising a fist these gestures made during the national anthem proved more controversial
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than any play made on the field during the n.f.l. is opening night the n.f.l. players are at it again president trunk tweeted making his disapproval known he described the players as showing outrage at something that most of them are unable to define stand proudly for your national anthem he added or be suspended without pay we believe. everyone should stand for the national anthem but league officials said the players would not be punished as they continue negotiating the league wide policy we remain committed to working with the players to identify solutions and to continue making progress on important social issues affecting our communities the n.f.l. said in a statement players say they want to call attention to social injustices not show disrespect for the flag or the military i just think it's important that we can to . you know keep this. conversation going. it is
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going to get you into the regular season because you are not but american athletes continue to take heat with one conservative commentator stoking racial tensions by calling on basketball star le bron james to shut up and. james who has donated millions to educate underprivileged children has taken that as the title of a new docu series looking at the role of athletes and today's politically charged environment we will definitely not shut up or dribble. out with jeffrey not do that mean too much to. society i mean so much city youth i mean so much. to so many kids that feel like they don't have. they don't have a way out so once the help lead them out of the situation. are cats highlighting what now may be the biggest rivalry in professional sports the players versus the president kristen salumi al-jazeera. washington open champion alexander
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very been knocked out of the rogers cup the german was beaten by greek teen stephan aust city past two moves on to the semifinals in toronto six three six seven six four the school meanwhile wimbledon finalist south africa's kevin anderson has knocked number four seed google dimitroff out of the rogers cup at the quarter final stage to advance to the sameas a straight sets win for anderson six two six two. world number one a raffle in the del will face marion chile in the coming hours in the rogers cup quarter finals the spaniard bookies place in the last eight in toronto despite stands of rinker putting up a good fight seven five seven six the score in this encounter the source who has been plagued with injuries recently has slipped all the way down to number one hundred and ninety five in the a.t.p. world rankings. women's u.s. open champion sloane stephens progresses to the semifinals in montreal the american
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beat latvian and i start our service stover in straight sets a comfortable victory six to six to the school in that match. and number fifteen seed ashley barty beat a woman but eighteen kiki bosons of belgium a six three six one to reach the semifinals in montreal you're straining to just fifty five minutes to dispatcher. former through to france champion young already has been released from detention with german police following accusations he attacked and injured a prostitute in a hotel in frankfurt the forty four year old who won the tour de france in one nine hundred ninety seven is said to have been under the influence of alcohol and drugs when police caught him the incident is reported to have happened in the early hours of friday morning german police also say they're investigating a case of manslaughter and grievous bodily harm the investigation is still ongoing . england are on top after a rain affected second day of the second test match against india at the home of
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cricket lords in london england won the toss and same the visitors into bats in conditions favorable to bowling the decision immediately paid off as james anderson bowled moderately v.j. with just the first ball of the match anderson then struck again to claim india's other opener the thirty six year old showing no signs of stopping as he took five for twenty robbie chums and ashwin not scoring twenty nine while he was the top school is the indians were skittled out for just one hundred seven and that's all the support from us for now we'll have another update again later on but for now i'll hand you back to marian in london a lovely election for. laps at the news hour but i will be back in a moment with more the day's news a full roundup of all of the top stories coming out very shortly i will see you in just a minute. august
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on al-jazeera european muslims today are facing the consequences of having their faith linked to all the attacks even though they too a victims of the bonds the largest multi-sport event on the continent asian games in jakarta will host athletes competing in a mix of traditional and the limpid schools a vibrant new series of character led documentaries from immigrant neighborhoods across europe a series of reports about the state of the world's forests and what's being done to protect them in a freefall series al-jazeera uncovers the motivations and impact of the brutal
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feelin exploitation system then laid the foundation of today's global powers ogust on al-jazeera. it's a story of survival. it's a story about how people lead to live in such remote land by british troops into the way made it to the chief and how that instinct to help them recover from the financial crash i will continue as long as i can stand. this is a story about iceland. beijing on al-jazeera. where. i'm not sure i know what. every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking stories join the listening post as we turn the cameras on the
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media and focus on how they report on the stories that matter the most on al-jazeera. president calls on tugs to support their forming current see as increased u.s. tariffs add to mounting pressure on the naira. oh i maryam namazie this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the u.n. calls for a credible and transparent investigation into a saudi led coalition air strike that killed schoolchildren in yemen two palestinians shot and killed by israeli fire during protests at the gaza israel border. and dozens are injured during protests in bucharest as tens of thousands returned from over.

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