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to his house shook as it cracked it's still under water and in the front garden there was another house that. but all day chouse day the water was dropping and back on the main streets a surprise to the big wheel trucks from the national disaster response force had managed to drive in people. and then queues formed last. yeah. they had. the men brought the basics rice biscuits water they also brought hope. based trucks getting into you through really good sign of the waters all receding i'm sad about this situation it's still a it's a it's going to impact our country thomas al-jazeera man off camera. time for a short break here on al-jazeera when we come back sad detail be added to the afghan president's bead message of sacrifice and charities interrupted by violence
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. on venezuelans up braving attacks to make their way into neighboring brazil to escape the economic crisis back home more in the stay with us. no shortage of hot sunshine across the middle east when it's just around the caspian sea just around the black sea it's a little bit of cloud showing up here temperatures still quite nasty on the eastern side of the mediterranean get up to around twenty nine thirty the bay right over the next. similar values to karate couple of about thirty three degrees tashkent at around thirty celsius in between the hate forty four celsius the baghdad forty eight and kuwait city similar values to as we go on through thursday by thursday
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temperatures say by rate at around thirty decrease a loss of fine and dry weather if not hot so warm sunshine to across a good part of the arabian peninsula and more clout there into the fall south. into him on a fair bit of cloud and place him might squeeze a few spots of rain as a result of that southern parts of yemen also could be the possibility of seeing a little more in the way of cattle brighten up as we go on through thursday by thursday perhaps some of that cloud just pushing up towards mecca temperatures here at around forty two degrees going to the cloud to making its way across southern africa over the next day or so the western cape to see temperatures around fourteen celsius in cape town that will sweep through the day. dizzier travels to the fine this reaches of thailand to follow young local doctors who are providing knife saving care to the real community that solving problems for
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others is very fulfilling you don't get this in any other profession. we charge the dramas and in nights of their inspiring efforts to successfully deliver the people's house. on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories on al-jazeera investigators in the u.s. have successfully prosecuted two big players in donald trump's twenty sixteen election campaign michael cohen one of the president's personal lawyer says he brought the nor up the directions from trump and in a separate trial
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a jury found trump's former campaign chairman guilty of charges will metaphors now facing sentencing for breaching campaign finance laws tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. underway in carolina after southern india's worst floods in a century that killed at least three hundred seventy people about a million still remain in makeshift camps. now a message of peace in afghanistan has been interrupted by violence rockets were fired as president ashraf ghani was delivering a speech for the muslim holiday of her at a mosque but a smith reports. afghanistan's president might have been hoping for a quiet start to the eat out holiday but as ashraf ghani reviewed his troops and officials gathered for prayers they were all reminded that there are fewer and fewer peaceful days here. that was the sound of one of two rockets fired towards the presidential palace could do we think it gave me if they think that with rocket
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attacks this nation will surrender they have to think again this is a brave nation as always ready to defend its independence on earth and islamic tradition. eyesores says its fighters were behind the attack the armed groups numbers are growing in afghanistan although it's the taliban that remains the greatest threat. that was made clear in a recent attack on the nearby city of gas that exposed the government's fragile grip on security thousands of taliban fighters stormed the city cutting communications and access to the highway to kabul at least one hundred fifty soldiers and more than one hundred civilians were killed in the five day battle to regain control of the city the government says hundreds of taliban fighters were killed. the taliban has been at war with the us backed afghan government for nearly seventeen years but one analyst has told al jazeera the while the taliban leadership believes it's doing well on the battlefield many foot soldiers see
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things differently most of them never see an american you know one month to the next so they're on convinced that they're actually fighting against an occupation but they don't have a way out so i mean they're stuck the war continues and the leadership are resisting serious peace talks those inside the movement who are actually broadly in favor of it because they're in a in a centralized top down movement have no way of affecting the decisions of the leadership. tuesday's attack on the presidential compound ended when an afghan helicopter gunship targeted the house where the rockets were apparently fired from bernard smith al jazeera. me and miles lead to hang sang suchi says it's up to bangladesh to repatriate more than seven hundred thousand the range of refugees the muslim minority group fled me in miles rakhine state after a military crackdown began last year she says the danger of what she calls terrorism is still real and present she says risks of intercommunal violence will
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remain unless the security challenge is addressed. the danger of terrorist activities which was initial course of course of events leading to the humanitarian crisis in rakhine remains real and present today and this is security challenges address the risk of intercommunal violence will remain it is a threat that could have grave consequences not just for myanmar but also for other countries in our region and beyond france louis has more from kuala lumpur. it's not a surprise to hear myanmar leader aung san suu kyi talk about the threat of terrorism in rakhine state this was the reason the myanmar military gave when it launched its crackdown in northern rakhine state against the ranger a year ago it said its operation was in response to attacks on security posts carried out by a little known armed group that calls itself the arca salvation army now the
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military's actions have been condemned by the international community as disproportionate a u.n. official has described the violence taking place against the rangers as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing and the myanmar government has been criticized for not doing enough to help the will hinder for not speaking out for the region for not adequately investigating the reports of atrocities committed against the injured and lately for not creating a safe enough environment for refugees who fled to bangladesh to return to me on now the government lays the blame for the violence on this little known group are a group of armed fighters who intend say they're fighting for the rights of the minority in myanmar now academics say the root of the problem really is discrimination against this minority and the problem can be solved by creating more opportunities for the for integrating them into the community and for stopping the
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widespread discrimination and persecution against the rangers but that is something we've not seen the myanmar government yet address muslims around the world are celebrating the holiday but the syrian refugees in turkey only a small number will be able to go home for the festivities so the idea to get reports from istanbul. the prez marking the start of each. as it's known in turkey a time for devotion giving thanks and for sharing among communities. and stumbles fati district it's a bittersweet experience home to one of the largest syrian refugee populations in the city so much so that it's known as a damascus bazaar dotted with shops and cafes that are remind us of a country they want knew before war forced them to leave. mud martini has added to that mix he owns
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a shop in the heart of the community selling traditional syrian sweets and this week it's an especially busy time as many customers yun the flavors of home. the idea of the this to bring people together but like a lot of syrians we are alone many of our families are still back home or scattered all over the place we have a generation of children who have no idea about the joyful celebrations we had back in syria during so we're making sure we pass on our traditions on to them and so the syrian community does what it can to keep its traditions alive there are an estimated twenty thousand who have decided to return home for the holidays but of course there are many here who simply cannot do that. turkey has taken in some three point five million syrian refugees more than any other country maj to has been here for more than two and a hof years with his family they may be one and
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a half thousand kilometers from damascus but they don't want to be identified as their relatives still there he makes a living working in a textile shop to support his son and his two nieces their father died in the notorious said ny a prison four years ago for them each is less about the celebration more a reminder of their loss they had to sell their home to pay for the journey here. there is no we loved ones are far away my wife and i have the same situation both our brothers have disappeared for as we remember them we have no idea where they could be so for a painful time not a happy celebration. he says while bashar assad remains in power in syria he cannot return even to see his relatives it's too dangerous for this couple it's the children that give them the reason to carry on. the decoration you see we put it up
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for the children because they wanted it it's our way of giving them something special for aid a tradition he hopes in time will become less painful. al-jazeera stumble. iran has unveiled a new fighter jet as tensions with the u.s. continue to increase president hassan rouhani got a firsthand look at the cockpit of the aircraft which will be produced locally romney says iran will keep boosting its military he said that's what stopping the u.s. from attacking the u.s. has placed new sanctions on tehran and president trump says those sanctions are the only way to keep iran from developing its nuclear program. businesses in venezuela have closed as part of a twenty four hour strike it's been organized by the three main opposition parties over the growing economic crisis venezuelans have been fleeing their country to seek a better life elsewhere some of them have moved to neighboring brazil but histories of both reports have not been welcomed by everyone there. brazilian troops now at
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the main point to fend treaty between brazil and venezuela. bases what the border town of pak i my looks like after the anti migrant violence over the weekend. the money. has been waiting for her three children four hours the venezuelan has been living with her husband in brazil with what is going on at home she's decided to send for her family. i have three children and we cannot risk it any more we have to bring our children here because in venezuela they cannot survive and we don't know what would happen in the future. in this northern brazilian state say the scale of the influx of men women and children from venezuela is now on the scale of an emergency the state government wanted to close the border temporarily but their federal counterparts said doing that would be illegal around eight hundred twenty three way and come to this place every day escaping the crisis here
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they're given i mean they're vaccinated and they're given an identification by brazilian authorities tell us that they want them to leave this part of the country as soon as possible in order to prevent confrontations with the local. last weekend a crowd of brazilians attacked a temporary camp in back i'ma saying some venezuelans had assaulted a local man they destroyed the improvised house saying and forced back across the border more than a thousand people. they got a little known was one of them he has returned because he says he cannot survive in venezuela. we all had to run to escape they destroyed everything i own my id my clothes and my positions but i cannot go back to my country we cannot survive there it's a disaster and i won't go back as long as nicolas maduro is in power we are stranded all thought is having create security and are trying to process people as
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fast as possible. we see lots of people crossing every day and it is constant there is more fluidity some people are passing by going somewhere else so the challenge is to try and help them get where they are going and then give paperwork to those who want to stay. for those who want to stay they will find refuge in brazil but neighborly hospitalities being put under severe strain by venezuela's economic crisis. that is how will i just see that back at i'm a brazil. the northeastern coast of venezuela has been rocked by a strong magnitude seven point three earthquake it was centered close to the coastal city of forced people to flee buildings in the capital caracas six hundred kilometers away it's a stronger surf quake to hit than his way and over centuries. the changes in coal mining technology could be behind the rise in black lung disease poor screening is also being blamed as the potentially deadly risp are traditions is now being
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diagnosed in younger mynahs don estabrook reports when was the last time that you remember that your breathing was perfectly normal that your lungs were fine seventy year old chris byron recently traveled halfway around the world from australia to chicago to find out how far his black lung disease has progressed at heart he was diagnosed two years ago after forty years of mining i kept getting my new. rating of the logs from the two thousand. and four. byron was among a half dozen australian coal miners undergoing testing at this black lung clinic at the university of illinois and northwestern hospitals. long term exposure to coal dust causes the disease the respiratory illness began declining in the u.s. in the one nine hundred seventy s. and was thought to be eradicated in australia decades ago because of better regulations but both countries have seen an increase in reported cases in recent
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years and miners like thirty six year old tim truant are getting sick younger it was a normal thing for the ship to come up in the shadows and called us a little. you can see these massive lesions on both sides of the long clinic director dr robert cohen is researching the spike in black lung disease he thinks poor screening is part of the problem but he also thinks there might be something else some of the new stuff that we're seeing in the u.s. may be due to changes in technology that's creating a finer smaller perhaps more toxic dust and we're doing research right now to evaluate that so we don't know that for sure miners undergo much more rigorous testing here than what they would get at other facilities the clinic considers everything from the patients medical history to physiology blood drawn during stress tests analyzes oxygen levels in blood now you write it all away and he's
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going to go in and out pulmonary function exams evaluate lung strength and how well oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchange from the lungs to other parts of the body cohen says these tests and research will provide a better window into black lung disease and how it develops he states you very well it won't help him cure these miners cohen thinks it could help in the development of new methods of preventing black lung disease in the future diane estabrook al-jazeera chicago. topic check of the headlines here on al-jazeera investigators in the u.s. have successfully prosecuted two big players and donald trump's twenty sixteen election campaign michael cohen once the president's personal lawyer says he broke the law or off the directions from trump. and in a separate trial
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a jury found trump's former campaign chairman guilty of eight charges full manifolds now facing sentencing for breaching campaign finance laws tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts. with. russia has dismissed claims from microsoft that it's been targeting u.s. political groups through cyber attacks the world's biggest software company says it stopped fake web sites that were set up to steal log information from visitors ahead of the u.s. midterm elections the russian foreign ministry says there's no evidence to support microsoft's claims and calls the allegations which aren't. facebook says it's taken down more than six hundred fifty fake accounts that were part of descent from asian
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campaigns originating in russia and iran the social media giant says the fake accounts targeted users in the middle east latin america the u.k. and the u.s. but the company identified no link or coordination between the separate campaigns. cleanup efforts are underway in kerala to southern india as worst floods in a century that killed more than three hundred seventy people about a million still remain in makeshift camps australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull faces a second challenge to his leadership after several ministers offered to resign malcolm turnbull narrowly survived a vote of no confidence his challenger peter dutton says he's working on a renewed bid turnbull's also announced he'll dump his controversial proposal to cut company taxes after parliament rejected it. iran has unveiled a new fighter jet as tensions with the u.s. continue to increase president hassan rouhani got a firsthand look at the cockpit of the aircraft which will be produced locally ronnie says iran will keep boosting its military. well those were the
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headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listing station that's a watching. on the streets of greece anti immigrant violence is on the rise you have to go over. this and that this is us is them and increasingly migrant farm workers are victims of vicious beatings. is helping the pakistani community to find a voice the stories we don't often hear towed by the people who live them undocumented and under attack this is zero on al-jazeera. street. by. alex. to deal with them just. like. hello i'm richard gilbert and you're at the listening post here are some of
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the media stories we're covering this week in bangladesh it's not just what you say about the government that might get you in trouble it's where you say it this jailed journalist found that out the hard way facebook has issues with tell us sort a news network headquartered in venice away what kind of issues is the question we take a long look back at the one nine hundred sixty s. and seventy's a movement called new journalism and the importance of the literary in the reporting of the news and all for one one for all when it comes to donald trump and fake news more than three hundred american newspapers are on the same editorial page. traffic accidents are usually the stuff of local newscasts they seldom result in international headlines but that's what's happened in bangladesh where two road fatalities triggered weeks of protests and then landed a renowned photo journalist in prison shockey dool allah has been arrested charged
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for making false and provocative comments in an interview. on this channel al jazeera he criticized the alleged excessive use of force on demonstrators who were demanding road safety and he questioned the legitimacy of prime minister sheikh hasina as government there's a general election coming up later this year and the government has grown increasingly intolerant of critical voices especially those on the media space that finds most difficult to control the internet the authorities rely on a vaguely worded law the information and communications technology act which can land anyone publishing fake and obscene material online behind bars and the effect on journalism in bangladesh has been shot our starting point this week is duck. talk. to.
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me. with critical good opinion. that i think you know not painted. in this manner as a photo journalist. usually works with images not works and when it comes to bangladeshi politics these days journalists must choose their words very carefully in terms of why this was seen as a threat he was critical of the government. to mediate big to be killings the disappearing riot griot all the. number indignities he was critical of the political system to beyond simply the government this happens live on the international television channel which means that the government's narrative that they sound every time. suddenly could be challenged i can't imagine any other person really who would have been quite. so
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articulate and quite so straightforward in his analysis of the boundaries political situation it's not an elected government so they did not really mandate the rule but the big thing on my group was there was a perfectly clear didn't legitimate critique of the bangladesh political situation and i think that the bangladesh authorities really just cannot stand the idea of an articulate bung that actually speaking from bangladesh to the international community about the political situation among the nations such thought. the protests that set this story into motion over the recurring issue of road safety in bangladesh and the deaths of two students in particular quickly morphed into something larger more political and with an election coming up later this year it's a sensitive time students could not protest that this was a nonpartisan a stupid thing that demanding some states and it did begin to. bring support
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environment the other band leader should cut it in its initial quite sympathetic with this even promise to an afternoon no but really began to feel that there might be political opposition also joining into this or other dissidents or other critics the crackdown was enormous and that the fact that children in britain on the street released go out into the earth part of interstate quarters who tried to politicize this whole movement and they ever started three or four classes in such a lot of talk about clashes with the law enforcing it and a sergeant who looks so that is saying we've got acceptable but this is going to crack down on the children the government's approach is to control. the narrative as well as the situation situations they control with violence narrative to control by silencing any form of dissent so that the only message we want. guessing is not
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. the way to go we know that there are just they're going to talk it's not the airwaves with that but it's the mainstream and social being streamed the coins to the governments by saying what they say is being economically they have been lying out of this right now is in the news for all the right reasons the amount of this government has taken in a million g.'s their prime minister has been recognized quite rightly for this effort they do not want the international community still know about the other bad things that this government is doing and therefore when then how did i learn raising those concerns they clearly felt that this was undermining their image internationally. when he goes to trial. is likely to be charged under the information communications and technology act a law passed long ago in two thousand and six shaikh has seen as government took
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power in two thousand and nine and amended the law four years later the changes it made to section fifty seven dealing with content that people post online and the frequent prosecution since has been criticised by media watch n.g.o.s outside bangladesh and protested by free speech activists within the country online content there is undeniably an issue some of it dealing with politics and religion is nasty and dangerous violence has resulted people have been killed however section fifty seven is so vaguely worded it allows the authorities to prosecute the government's critics easily and selectively. the media the television the newspapers they've controlled it journalists then third what happened they didn't really mind ok they got it under control so therefore people have moved to social media in the way of voicing criticism inevitably social media will be misused by people does have the
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potential to answer. right. but what. we're doing is using as a pretext. much more widely on the kind of criticism of the way of intimidating and scaring people so they won't comment on social media and in the future we have seen free thinkers free thinking bloggers and atheists being charged under this where is we have had members of the government ministers high ranking officials we've had the prime minister's son who is seen as parents floods social media and mainstream media with laws which have not been challenged under this law if this is to be applied universally to every single bangladeshi citizen they should they should be charged to. shockey dual case is unusual he's a prominent figure so people are talking about but according to the n.g.o.s human
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rights watch dozens of government critics opposition politicians academics journalists and bloggers disappear every year in what are called inforced disappearance many of them turn up dead are never seen again and are never covered by the bangladeshi media. it's no wonder the listening post struggled to find journalists there to speak to us for this story the only one who did agree to talk did so on the condition that we masked his identity we are living under a regime which goes by the name of a democracy really is not the oppression of opposition voices comes in different forms if someone threatens a government they are indicted and go to jail but in a lot of cases people will be abducted without any legal cases being filed and the government will simply say those people left their houses because they were having problems with their wives or girlfriends they do this so that people will not blame the government and in cases when a person is not very prominent unlike me who is very well known. the newspapers
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will not publish reports on his or her disappearance so the threat is very present you can understand the fear the government is so powerful there are many nameless faceless citizens who also objected to the west kind of inhumanity is in custody that we can think of they are also less likely to be ever freed due to the lack of any form of pressure being exerted on their behalf the likes of which would seem to say that i'm certain. you'll be arrested sure you do the silencing of one voice the chilling of others is something that the government knew would draw criticism it's a price that in an election year the authorities were clearly willing to pay for the message they seemingly wanted to see the heat is on in bangladesh and journalists are among the many who were she.
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were discussing other media stories that are on our radar this week with one of our producers tarak enough tarek the diplomatic rift between turkey and the us and the resulting steep drop in the value of the turkish lira that story comes with media angles to it what are they exactly over richard turkey's president wretch of tired one is taking issue with the news coverage suggesting elements in the media including social media have made a bad situation what the financial crime investigation board the public prosecutor and the interior ministry have all known investigations into what they're calling iranian and fabricated news and statements and that weakening the turkish economy the ministry has identified three hundred forty six social media accounts for commentary calls provocative and manipulating the value of the lira they're being threatened with legal action and the authorities there have drawn a line as they often do between the coverage of this news story and the failed coup which took place just over two years ago in july of two thousand and sixty they
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have according to the nidal a news agency were. state run the prosecutor's office in istanbul have linked some of the news reports in question to fourth behind the july fifteenth coup attempt and this is become kind of standard operating procedure for the turkish authorities jeunesse academics all kinds of people critical of the government tend to be linked to the coup plots of regardless of how tenuous the connections often seem to be ok changing tack now hardly a day goes by without some kind of story involving facebook in the news industry this want to fax tell us or a broadcaster based in venezuela what happened there and why so on monday facebook took down the english language page of telesur which of the left leaning news channel based in caracas funded mostly by the government there as well as a few other latin american states the initial explanation given was the standard one that telling third violated facebook's terms and conditions not to much criticism the page was unexpectedly reinstated two days later total says it was
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told by facebook that there had been a technical problem however different from the.


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