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pregnant women crossing into neighboring brazil to give birth this year five hundred seventy one venezuelan babies have been born in the hospital of brazil's border town of vista compared to none in twenty fifteen with results is becoming increasingly stretched the state governor asked for the border to be closed but the federal government in person has ruled it out on humanitarian grounds to reza is that a camp in the boy if it's to. listen to the city although i mean this is about three hours away from the border between brazil and venezuela and this is a shelter that was set up to attend venezuelan refugees there's about nine shelters like this one in the city and in each one of them there is between six hundred and seven hundred people living here it was set up by the federal government with the help of the united nations refugee agency and here people are provided with food shelter and they're helped later on get an idea. that they can go to other parts of
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brazil or to other countries the government is trying to move people away from this border areas and send them to other parts of brazil mostly especially after the violence that took place in this state between brazil brazilians and venice well and refugees over the weekend a camp was attacked by brazilians and people where violence from one side of the border from the brazilian side of the border towards venezuela people here would like to go somewhere else to find work but the process has not been fast enough the united nations refugee agency is saying that they need at least forty six million dollars to cope with the refugee crisis by venezuelans all around latin america but so far they have only received around seven percent. here's what's coming up for you on al-jazeera in zimbabwe there is a legal challenge to the presidential election results and in greece new challenges forty thousand of asylum seekers living there we're back in
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a moment. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. have seen some very wet weather into the southeast of china recently and that's going to be no change there over the next couple of days this little area but heavy rain remains in place and that may well develop into a tropical storm as we go on through the next couple days said we want to keep an eye we do have warnings in force for that the heavy showers extend their way towards taiwan want to see showers continuing then through hong kong across much of southern china further north this is where it is a little dry for the south well the showers do extend their way right down into the philippines the showers small sunshine the showers were the across a good part of northern borneo standing across parts of india china still some
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showers in place as one would expect the seasonal rains continuing to just pulse away across a good part of thailand bangkok at around thirty four degrees celsius some are fairly cloudy was chance of one or two showers but for jakarta for the asian games there is day five dry and sunny over the next few days meanwhile this straw i had fired across southern parts of india i am pleased to say further north this is where you do still have a chance of seeing some rather lively showers on shore showers could always but a chance of want to showers up the west and gets still some wet weather there for the central plains of the country. the weather sponsored by qatar at race. and nine hundred seventy eight. disappeared after boarding a plane to libya. for over thirty years his disappearance remained in mystery. but after colonel gadhafi his downfall in two thousand and eleven
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new evidence came to light. al-jazeera world investigates the case of the vanished in. and out to syria. here with al jazeera let's take you through the headlines now the u.s. president trump is insisting there was nothing illegal about payments made to women during his election campaign that is despite the successful prosecution of his longtime postmen lawyer for making those payments michael comes out saying he will sift the miller investigation into russian meddling in the twenty six you know much saudi arabia is called off both the domestic and international stock listing of its state oil giant aramco the plan was central to saudi crown prince mohammed bin
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someone's raft of reforms aimed at restructuring the kingdom's economy and reducing dependence on oil. and ugandan popstar has become a major opposition leader is due to appear in front of a military court on thursday but he was arrested last week led to violent demonstrations and battles with police his supporters say he's been severely beaten in custody. we'll take you back to our top story now the growing present for he was accused of hush payments by its former personal lawyer we spoke to sam nunberg a little bit earlier former come campaign sorry trump campaign adviser now working to stave bannan actually he says the november midterm elections could be make or break for the u.s. president in terms of whether or not that this whether or not this is an actual violation remember michael cohn supplied guilty to eight charges yesterday six of them involved his personal finances tax fraud bank loan fraud and and so i than
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other financial impropriety then he pled guilty to two separate ones. this issue is fine and if it's a crime it's a crime but ultimately it goes to the political argument of whether or not the president should be impeached and i don't think that this is an impeachable offense one way or the other ultimately we're going to find out where this goes on this midterm you know this midterm as steve benen has said is essentially donald trump's first reelect because if the president if excuse me if the republicans lose their majority in the house and the democrats control the house and you have a speaker pelosi you have the jerry nadler running the house judiciary committee i assure you that a law that something along the lines of what michael cohen pled guilty to which is small in the scheme of things it would be considered in a peach a bill offense anything and everything in my opinion would be impeachable to these democrats who want to redo the election they're getting an opportunity here like nobody has ever gotten in history they're getting to the opportunity to nullify the
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election if they're able to vote the republicans out of the majority when olson is the trumpet ministration remsen put sanctions on russia president vladimir putin is hoping for constructive dialogue with washington speaking to reporters in russia putin at some kind words to say about president trump and the healthy summit but he lashed out at the sanctions because it's a song as for the sanctions they can come to productive and since less especially in regards of such countries russia we hope that our american partners will eventually realize the uselessness of this kind of politics and constructive cooperation which our correspondent really challenge is following the story for us from moscow. writing a person has two different intended audience is in washington at the moment he is of course talking first of all to the man who sitting in the white house donald trump who he is trying to tell the door is still open. to me putin does not
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hold donald trump personally responsible for the sanctions against russia he says that the meeting that they had in helsinki recently he views positively and it was useful and that nobody could expect so many years of bad blood to be corrected within a couple of hours of meeting but they made a good start then of course there's another audience in d.c. and that is the wider political establishment. believed to be deeply russophobia in. a lot of the police and police where the sanctions are originating and he wants to tell them that it's not going to work that russia will weather this storm and that when. d.c. realizes this they'll have to come back russia for better relations essentially there are more sanctions that are likely to be coming down the line as well we've got this first round that's being unveiled today then there are going to be more likely in ninety days time and we of course got the senate bill is being discussed
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at the moment that could be even more punitive so none of this is likely to be good for the russian economy and controversial plan to close polling stations in a predominantly black part of the u.s. state of georgia is being considered by the local elections board voting rights activists say the proposed closures would suppress the turnout of black voters in november midterm elections these changes planned in randolph county where the proportion of black people is twice the statewide average but plans been widely criticized including by stacy abrams who's running to be america's first black female state governor. australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull's been told by his ministers that he no longer has the majority of support of his own party his rival peter dutton has lost a leadership challenge on tuesday but on thursday demanded a fresh vote as i put out my wife's statement earlier earlier this morning i called the other prime minister to advise him that it was my judgment that the
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majority of the party would no longer support his leadership as such i asked him to convene a meeting of the liberal party at which i would challenge for the leadership of the parliamentary liberal party thank you very much in zimbabwe the top court will decide on friday whether to overturn or up hold president emerson was narrow election victory from july the opposition leader nelson chamisa says the vote was rigged in favor of the president who did win with just over fifty percent of the vote how can you tell us a bit more now from harare yes there. are some political analysts are calling it the most important court battle in zimbabwe since morgan tsvangirai is treason trial more than ten years ago the main opposition leader nelson chamisa is challenging president in a synagogue was election when at the constitutional court people who went inside court watched the proceedings from home and restaurants. well the results show that when a goggle won by
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a narrow margin opposition supporters are hoping the judges will declare chamisa the winner i'm hoping very will go through the evidence as a necessity and given what's just all come from all over and families are missing me the case is seen as a test of the independence of the country's highest court once judges make a ruling the verdict cannot be appealed i think the courts the must draw reads in good faith so that everyone must be after the ruling of the courts no matter which party is it from it's always going to the zits. what circumstances or anything that that is has been i've been in before i think we do we are just expecting everything to be free and the opposition says there was a massive doctrine of results it was a court order a fresh election or declared the main opposition leader nelson chamisa the winner.
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in this will go to give the best. lawyers representing the rulings on the party say the opposition's case is weak we believe that the results were not fake at all and it's not over the court to decide which version of the two versions is acceptable best on the evidence that the court has before it in its ruling the constitutional court could now throw the case out declare a new winner order a fresh election within sixty days the main opposition leader nelson chamisa says if he loses his case he lost the regional body said it to the african union and the united nations to intervene analysts say to try and push for a polish sharing deal with zanu p.f. but officials in the ruling party say that's not going to happen. judgement has been reserved nine judges will rule on the matter friday afternoon how do with al-jazeera how to. israel's approved plans to build more than a thousand new illegal settlement homes in the occupied west bank the latest in
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a raft of approval since u.s. president took office israeli settlements in occupied palestinian areas are deemed illegal under international bowl. now it's estimated around eighteen thousand asylum seekers are now living on the greek islands many of them crowded into camps that are four times over their maximum capacity johnson replies has our report from the island of some. loader commander has been living in this tent for a month he says he is sixteen and has applied for asylum in greece and. it's good here in greece i want to go to school and study mechanical engineering would be fine. lotus swapped his guinea in village for a tent village on summers it's outside the island's official camp which is full of those living here plagued by insects there's no running water and the best way to have a bath is to swim in the sea summers is now home to some three thousand eight hundred asylum seekers that's half the island's population over again and four times its
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camp capacity this syrian man has constructed a retouched over his tent to keep his pregnant wife cool he's done his best to provide the amenities of home with official resources inadequate it's up to groups like son most volunteers to help maintain hygiene and prevent an outbreak of disease they recently set up this laundry facility for the official camp a lot of people escapees in a combat. unit have to watch the banking and women and men can sleep on that link if we get bags with blankets in that bed like have cockroaches in them so what it says is that people live in a position to have no way out of celera stevie's is usually a very easy treat. when you live in a camp like that there's no way you can get rid of a easy way keeping refugees who arrived here from turkey means turkish authorities are not being asked to accept deportees who may have arrived in europe via a different route europe's political balance increasingly depends upon the
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efficiency of its external borders here at its eastern frontier greece safeguards europe's ability to send back failed asylum applicants. to turkey and greece has now concluded a new agreement with germany whereby it will take back refugees who applied for asylum here and smuggled themselves across internal e.u. borders that puts in place it reverse flow mechanism from central europe back to turkey but it leaves most uneasy about its role even though germany has in return offered to speed up family reunifications. question is how many people will be returned and how many families will be agree united will there be some equivalence in numbers anything difference we did know greece and it's just a two speed europe of some of the more fortunate asylum seekers or in hotels paid for by charities a sign of how europe is trying to encourage the silent to sell a political service some most just wants to see its tourists jump set off
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successful prosecution of his long time personal lawyer for making those payments michael cohen says he will assist the miller investigation into russian meddling in the twenty sixth election. have the headline saudi arabia is called off both the domestic and international stock listing of its state all giant aramco the plan was essential to the crown prince mohammed bin solomon's raft of reforms aimed at restructuring the kingdom's economy and reducing dependence on oil zimbabwe's supreme court started hearing the opposition's challenge to last month's presidential election result opposition leader nelson chamisa says the vote was rigged in favor of president emerson. who won with just over fifty percent. but ugandan pop star who's become a major opposition leader is due to appear before a military court on thursday but the one arrested last week led to violent demonstrations and battles with police. strain is prime minister malcolm turnbull's been told by his ministers that he no longer has the support of a majority of his own liberal party rival peta doesn't last
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a leadership challenge on tuesday but on thursday demanded a fresh vote. put out. earlier earlier this morning i called the other prime minister to advise him that it was my judgment that the majority of the party would no longer support his leadership as such i asked him to convene a meeting of the liberal party at which i would challenge for the leadership of the parliamentary liberal party thank you very much israel's approved plans to build more than a thousand new illegal settlement homes in the occupied west bank israeli settlements in occupied palestinian areas that deemed illegal under international law and a controversial plan to close polling stations in a predominantly black part of the u.s. state of georgia is being considered by the local elections board voting rights activists say the proposed closures would suppress the turnout of black voters in november midterm elections the changes are being planned in georgia's randolph
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county. that is york today with the headlines here on al-jazeera we are back with more right after inside story. reports of torture and imprisonment brought him to refugees returning to me and more the government promised they'd be safe but investigations suggest otherwise so who should or can't provide protection this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program. more than seven hundred thousand row hinges fled a military crackdown and myanmar's racked kind state last year to refugee camps in bangladesh but very few have returned and those that have haven't been welcomed back human rights watch says some have been tortured and thrown in jail there are reports of interrogations at gunpoint of burns and electric shock treatment designed to force confessions that they were affiliated with the hour a convoy him just salvation army a group set up in its words to defend against persecution by the man more government and military who've been accused of ethnic cleansing human rights watch has stressed the need for international protection before the mainly muslim or hindu will be able to return to me and more safely me and more in bangladesh signed a deal to repatriate rohinton refugees last november but it has stalled me anymore
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as leader aung sun suu kyi says it's up to bangladesh to decide how quickly the refugees would return and in a speech in singapore on tuesday defended her country's policies. the danger of terrorist activities which of us initial cause and cause of the events leading to the humanitarian crisis in rakhine remains real and present today and this is security challenges address the risk of into communal 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 all right let's bring in our guests joining us from london to one can president of the burmese or hindu organization u.k. and bangkok is phil robertson deputy director for the asia division at human rights watch and from america is robert templer director of the barcelona based higher education alliance for refugees thank you all so much for joining us phil i want to start with you could you please tell our viewers a bit more about the specific allegations in your reporting the persecution faced
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by the or hinges that have returned to me and more. sure what we found in our research was that a number of men and boys returned voluntarily from bangladesh essentially they were sneaking a back across the border some of them told us they were going back to get fishing nets that they had left or other equipment some said they're going to try to find work because there's no work in the refugee camps they were arrested by the burma. border patrol they were taken to various different b.g.p. centers in mongol they were tortured extensively for days. facing hot wax burning plastic being burned being held at gunpoint being beaten all to try to get them to confess to being members of the hour a con running a salvation army they denied those those those allegations and ultimately they were
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transferred to another facility where they were held by military intelligence again tortured severely and finally brought into a court they were found guilty of illegal entry they were sentenced to five years in prison and transferred to booty dong prison after a period about a month or so there they were taken out of the prison they were told that they had been pardoned by the president of myanmar they were forced to take nationality verification cards that they didn't want and then they were paraded in front of journalists at a reception center for returning refugees from bangladesh presented as being voluntary repatriates instead of people who had just been released from prison finally ultimately when the journalists went away they were told that they couldn't leave that reception center if they did so they would be severely punished a number of them however did excuse and fled back to bangladesh where we were able
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to interview them turn can what is your reaction to the reporting by human rights watch on this issue and just how dangerous is it for him who want to return to me and more. yes i think better of anger we would like to manage to express many thanks to human rights watch published in the report you know there are a lot of atrocities going on until today in our kind of state that is some are not highlighted so it's very good that whom rights watch did i knew as a rowing or myself or you know i'm receiving all the time. serious or cross a piece of information going against rowing is going on you know. unfortunately you know we have not seen that much in the media so you know international community need to focus at the same time as they're focusing in bangladesh them same to what is happening to us where about at least five hundred
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eleven are kind of see that the situation need to be highlighted that is very important and yes you know. how roving of can return where these atrocities are still continuing and of course you know. there is about one million rowing a refute you can whatever their return you know i'm sure that the allegation of a link with arms are thousands around here will be will be killed by burmese army and security forces that is that is quite sure so that's why we are calling here you know why don't we talk about a return issue we need international protection we cannot simply push them back to burma you know. at the hands of this military and security forces you know they have they have done many time this actress it is not happening today seven one thousand nine hundred seventy eight after their return in one thousand nine hundred
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ninety two now again this will be going to happen so without international protection without guarantee of full citizenship rights and others there is no way to return to refute for the rowing or refugees in burma you know nobody want as when i talk with them a few times i visited to refute the camps in bangladesh they told me they want justifies thing and secondly they want they do not want to return prison camp so they are already in a village have been bulldozed and where they will go you know so it is really important international community they should not take on you know that reason you sign with you in a theory when the v.n. burmese government we have seen leaked documents this is totally without consultation of rohingya. and there is no really presentation of. the
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full and there is no transparency so international community must stop that you know with the tree present and call the sultan with growing that this is a very important issue we are a big team we cannot suffer much more than any movie you know this is very important iraq or templer can brought up a lot of very important points there one of which is the fact that when you're in bangladesh i've been in bangladesh cox's bizarre twice now in reporting trips and i hear more and more from him to refugees that they feel that they were already marginalized and that they are now even further marginalized by the international community one thing in particular that seems to bother a lot of the activists i've spoken with is the fact that when it comes to these memos of understanding that have been signed between the u.n. and the government of myanmar that the regime to have not really been consulted that they don't have a seat at the table so do you think that at some point that is going to change or do you think that these governments are going to continue to talk to one another without having their were really be at the table and involved. well i don't suppose
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you know they're going to continue to be. most of the governments in the region see this as an issue that they can sort out and there are then i'm going to be able to do that because they're all very unlikely to be surgical conditions any rigs in the near future i don't think there's any likelihood of having sufficient guarantees of security and safety for the refugees and they should not be forcibly repatriation but i think you're completely right they should be consulted on these issues if they were consulted i think it would be a resounding no to any solution. it will do good by consoles also on economic reasons to recover documents to recover. equipment to get money these are acts of sort of desperation but it's very very insecure or toni's as this human rights watch report shows all right let's just hold the discussion there for
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a minute because i want to take a step back to the plight of the were hendra is not new they are denied citizenship on me and maher and are often described as one of the world's most persecuted minorities since the one nine hundred seventy s. they've been fleeing military crackdowns in iraq kind state reporting rape torture arson and murder by mean more security forces last month i met one family in a camp and cox's bazaar and bangladesh who told me about the decades of persecution they have faced. she's the head of four generations of family and the bearer of forty years of suffering ghouls a heart or a hinge a refugee in her ninety's has fled persecution in me and more three separate times in her life first in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight then one nine hundred ninety one and finally in two thousand and seventy five. she speaks softly and slowly telling me that while age may have left her unable to remember everything she'll never forget the constant horrors her family suffered at the hands of
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security forces in me and more over the years. war they beat us they kidnapped as they detained does google and her family span almost a century in age bonded through blood and displacement they now all live in a single hut located in the world's largest refugee camp. her son only ahmed first fled rackrent state and came to bangladesh as a teenager he recounts just how awful the crackdown by security forces was in two thousand and seventeen i didn't know at that out of if we couldn't have made our way here we would have been killed like stray dogs muhammad i you is goals grandson in law he says he'll always be haunted by what he seen back home in minus a little bit no one could even ask questions about locals disappearances even a brother didn't have the right to ask about his missing brother you understand we had no clue who has disappeared into way we just had to remain silent about it here
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the signs of trauma are everywhere and fear is clearly etched on faces. in many ways what's happened to this particular extended family really mirrors what's happened to so many other rohinton who face decades of repression and abuse their hinges aren't just the world's largest group of stateless people they're also among the world's most persecuted minorities. more than anything muhammad ali you've once his children to be able to experience peace and to get justice he says there's only one way that can happen atrocities being committed against a middle women should be heard by the international criminal court so that we get justice and if it's not satisfied satisfaction is not a sentiment google is familiar with for her pain has been a constant and time continues to be as cruel as life has been hard.
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phil i think one of the things that often gets overlooked or forgotten in the reporting of this story is the fact that we're hinge a have fled before that this is something that's been going on for decades and that this latest exodus is just that it's the latest exodus that happened august twenty fifth of last year were approaching the first year anniversary look there's been a lot of talk about repatriation deals that have been signed between the government to mean more and bangladesh but realistically speaking from your vantage point repatriation isn't happening anytime soon is it. well this is the latest in the worst of the forcing of the rogue out of northern rakhine state i mean certainly the military of myanmar really had a plan and implemented this with real ruthless precision driving these people out and they're not about to allow anybody to come back in that easily i mean what we
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see among the five hundred to six hundred thousand rohingya who are still inside rakhine state is restrictions on movement and lack of livelihoods restriction access to services curfews i mean these people are still completely pinned down in their villages they were dependent on foreign aid for food and other basic supplies and they haven't been getting those for over a year now so since january of this years and generally twenty eight dean we've seen eleven thousand. leaves so the people are still coming out albeit at a lot slower pace than before but people are still being forced to flee so when you start talking about burma trying to put the put the situation together allow these people back first of all you need to have political will which is lacking in the government and the burmese military but then you also have to have the international protection in terms of u.n.h.c.r. president you need to have basic access for international n.g.o.s you have to have
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security guarantees for the road they should have freedom of movement they should have citizenship a whole long list of thing where the burmese government has even started on this and in fact you know what they're really doing is they're trying to play games with the international media they're trying to create the image that they're serious about bringing people back with this group of sixty two that we documented who had been imprisoned and then finally released to the reception center you know they want to say that they're serious they want to blame bangladesh for not sending people back when in fact it's it's it's burma that is not prepared to receive them and no one should forget that. look there are rights groups that have started. saying out the case by which they say that what happened in iraq kind should be considered a genocide and should be considered that by the international criminal court the un says that it's a textbook example of ethnic cleansing there are u.n. officials who have said that what happened bears the hallmarks of genocide but they
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of course that designation has not been made what do you do what do you say to this debate that's going on about whether or not it is just ethnic cleansing or whether it will ultimately be possibly deemed genocide. you know my solve it is completely it is quiet you can see it denying they are what our identity deny in our citizenship deny him the right to have movement deny him the right to a medical treatment deny him the right to have full deny in their right to have children and career it in popular violence and running down your how does and pushing you to the very end aid been blocked and must killing a slow turn in body the life this is systematically you know barmy if the military and government you know of intentionally destroying our community it is the general side unfortunately the governments you know including a bit of western governments they are. they fear they have to add something so i
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don't see international community any strong willingness to stop this and for that i have to sext straight away you know it's been going on one ear why is taking so long how many really does need to be killed to feel to force to take action you know from international community like u.k. usa e.u. and asean countries we have not seen any stronger action you know event they are is such a shame you know deviating the word genocide crime in us immunity you know this is already you can see how military intention is there intentionally does drain commute as a whole community you know or this is clear unfortunately this is not supporting from government so we need to move we had to bring international criminal court these military moderates me are lying and others to international criminal court because they are ngo in entity is not only atrocities facing in kachin you know
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kachina shan machine and qur'an many are other minorities in burma they have face must atrocities by this military for we in a year like into the security council must root for i.c.c. and. also this is important that you know a stronger effective collective action is needed otherwise we see you know this going to be a stop so this is a general site everybody need to call everybody need to realize that and that must follow a must call for action because done can in a walk in the you starting at ten can i'm sorry to interrupt it's just that i we're starting to run out of time and i want to ask a follow up question to robert as well robert can we step back for a minute and talk specifically about about bangladesh you know cox's bazaar is now home to the largest refugee settlement in the world that's according to the u.n. can you speak to the impact that the refugee crisis is having on bangladesh i'm
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talking about economically i'm talking about environmentally what is causing the bangladesh government one of the or us governments in south asia at least a million dollars a day and that's not including the foreign aid that they get they're also very vulnerable environmentally and terms of political tensions they have an election coming up it's a very different time and this is making that much worse. so i think there's been a serious problem with them and there's very little accounting for in countries like ma'am aren't terms of the damage they cause quite creation this massive refugee crisis and there's no doubt that. one of the main reasons to bring this up and more it's national readers is to limit this as a strategy. because that has had a very dramatic impact on the back of. a phil could you speak specifically about
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the kind of risks faced by rohinton refugees in these makeshift camps in places like cox is bizarre i'm talking about whether it be communicable diseases sexual violence trafficking or just the environment. well the environment is is of course completely packed together but it is also an area that is subject to landslides we've done interviews with refugees were building houses that had just gone down the hill and they were trying to build it right back again at the same place i mean. the other reality is that there is no vacuum ration planned for that camp if it's hit by a typhoon the reality is that the bangladesh government is not allowing for construction of permanent structures there because they wanted to maintain and maintain the semblance of being temporary and they want to make sure that you know these people don't feel like they're there for the long haul though everybody
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thinks they probably are because there is no solution for them to go back to burma at this point and so because of that the sort of planning the sort of construction the creation of moving people to new areas where would be safer for them to be you know out of these areas that are there prone to landslides that's not happening and then the other issues of course are issues of food education health these things are woefully underfunded i mean if you look at what the u.n. agencies have received in terms of their appeal you know your trolley talking maybe one third of the appeal has been funded by the international community so they're just scraping by right now you know and as this you know becomes less of a priority of this drags on the year two or year three unfortunately you would expect that the international community will move their attention somewhere else and there will be less support so you know this is a very very difficult situation for those refugees no and i think ultimately burma
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sort of playing for time here there is you know they're realizing that you know if they just make it difficult for these people to come back if they continue to have the troops on the ground and if they make an example of some of these people like the group that we interviewed that that snuck back in that you know the world will get through them. camp said the return is too dangerous and though to stay in bangladesh which is ultimately i think what burma wants. the u.s. recently announced sanctions on some military and police officials and some specific army units in myanmar what's your reaction to that and what more do you think the u.s. can or should be doing to try to help the situation. i think it's good that is sanctioned but we did not see the main perpetrator you know the main commander in chief me arline the negligent tech team i do know why this is the main reason i mean they should target military commander in chief we are lying who is.
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who is the more the muster minded on this rowing or must killings you know that is very important when we should put him though you know. at the same time the u.s. government must support the u.n. security council i.c.c. and you know we have not seen u.s. government you know affective action yet us they've been talking a lot but we need to see this. practical action we want to see like you know us should put more pressure to end the problem here is they are still see our dollar is a hope in in burma you know she does that that's narrative u.s. and u.k. and other countries must change you know there is no way sooty is a whore to solve this issue she is complicit in this general sightedness rowing or she is taking us like terrorism issues and others so totally appalling you
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know she is totally no hope at all she is systematically you know denying all their abuses and atrocities against running a we have seen that in many many years now it's been since two thousand and sixteen you know so we must pressure same time and all the government and military you know this need to be done because you know in us still so it is a hope that narrative need to be changed i think she is totally she is denied she is systematically you know on the she is. de botton the issue by forming a commission you know we have seen reform of bill richardson of the former governor from mexico new mexico a bit rich is that i've already mentioned you know there is no such a problem from our government assimilation issue so again that comes when you kill
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one coalition after another they are doing this not want to can we want to see u.n. peacekeeping force you want to see i think there are far out we want to see international protection from us than other u.k. and of the e.u. allies that is done can i'm sorry to interrupt you but we are out of time i don't can't know we are we are out of time nic thank you very much we're going to have to thank all our guests we are out of time thanks to tune can fill robertson and robert templer and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. the inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story for me. and the whole team here bye for now. new
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this report from andy gallacher. he once said he'd take a bullet to donald trump now michael cohen is offering to help an investigation the president has repeatedly called a witch hunt on tuesday don't trump's long time lawyer and fixer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations cohen told the court he was directed by trump to make payments to two women he's alleged to have had affairs with cohen's lawyer says the fifty one year old is now more than happy to help special counsel robert muller's investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russia my observation is that michael cohen knows information that would be of interest to the special counsel in my opinion regarding both knowledge about a conspiracy to corrupt american democracy by the russians robert maas investigation centers on a meeting between campaign aides in a russian delegation that promised to dish political dirt on hillary clinton
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cohen's lawyer has indicated his client has direct knowledge of the meeting with claims don't trump knew it was happening something the president denied of the president knew about it and there is other evidence in addition to michael cohen just basically saying it on his own then the president at this point could be went his way when he very haste to impeachment but the first press briefing since cohen's appearance in court so how could be sanders says the president has nothing to hide as the president has stated on numerous occasions he did nothing wrong there are no charges against him and this just because michael cohen made a plea deal doesn't mean that implicates the president on. on the same day cohen pled guilty in new york the president's former campaign manager paul manifold was found guilty on eight charges of tax and bank fraud both cases sprang from mullah's team leading one republican to say it's proof miller's investigation is anything but a witch hunt democrats say trump's legal woes are far from over to take
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a step back president trump's campaign manager was convicted of federal crimes president trump's personal attorney pled guilty to federal crimes president trump's first national security advisor pled guilty to federal crimes a foreign policy adviser to his campaign pled guilty to federal crimes and more trials are coming these two court cases may now be the biggest threat to donald trump's presidency cohen's lawyer says his client is now liberated to speak truth to power and there are unconfirmed reports cohen has tapes from space will remain loyal but with november's midterm elections approaching the stakes have never been higher and it gallagher al-jazeera at the white house where the headlines australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull has been told by his ministers that he no longer has the support of his own party liberal party members of called for another leadership vote saying they believe turnbull's main rival peter dutton is the best person to lead them doesn't narrowly lost to turnbull in another vote
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october the twentieth two thousand and eleven libya's ex leader colonel moammar gadhafi was captured and killed. an end to get out of his forty two year rule. among the hopes for the rebirth of a nation where hopes for resolving a mystery surrounding a charismatic cleric in a moose a southerner was the leader of the shia muslim sect in lebanon. in the summer of one nine hundred seventy eight assad or disappeared along with two companions while on a visit to libya to meet. for over thirty years the in mems disappearance has remained shrouded in mystery a shadowy story from the ruthless world of politics. what became of the enigmatic cleric whose popularity transcended religions and who had transformed lebanon's shia from
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a downtrodden minority into political activists. could the downfall of the soldier who seized power and became a ruthless dictator offer up hope of new evidence and new witnesses in the case of the vanished in. southern was born in one nine hundred twenty eight in the iranian city of qom his family were of lebanese origin. he studied political science in the university of toronto and later moved to iraq propose. graduate studies. in one nine hundred fifty nine sutter travelled to the city of tire in south lebanon to undertake missionary work he won many admirers and recognition. ten years later in one nine hundred sixty nine he was elected head of the higher islamic shia council in lebanon becoming leader of the country's shia muslims
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a set are called for social justice and development particularly in lebanon's poorest areas. in one thousand nine hundred eighty four he founded the movement of the deprived aiming to unite people across communal rather than religious or ideological lines. a southerner was something of an iconoclast seeking to break through traditional barriers. to bishop use of minister of lebanon remembers a sermon a sutter delivered in a church in which he warned of the dangers of sectarianism. when measured sunni are the only. safe muslim or eman muslim. because these barriers for you jillian look there is a million more harder these. members would. assert his nephew recalls his uncle's views on lebanon sectarian nature the illness of the few
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mccauley. of what i feel. most. of. what i did there would have been at this for your enemy but at the moment to live with here but there's no medicine and even where we live one can call that one . in one thousand nine hundred seventy five civil war erupted in lebanon. assad or led antiwar protests most prominent of which was his sit in at a mosque in beirut. with anarchy in lebanon israeli attacks on villages in the south of the country increased. campaigned on behalf of the local population and he announced the establishment of a lebanese resistance movement called. southern
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consistently expressed sympathy for palestinian aspirations but his relations with the palestinian liberation organization were tense and uneasy. he criticized the p.l.o. for shelling israel and thereby provoking israeli retaliation which fell mainly on the shia citizens of the south. suburbs son recalls the political tightrope his father had to walk. and. yet. there was there. i would look. at. kelly a man yet afford. to have probably met. her father no affair would at a loss to me what could the last thing you. looked for the steam you have to do for you for. the.
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last. what we have for steve. is a former lebanese m.p. his father was one of the two companions who disappeared with us on the trip to libya. he believes that muammar gadhafi helped fuel lebanon's civil war for his own political ends. that had a bit early if we. live. what kind. of the.
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gadhafi is right hand man disallow angelou definitive beirut during the civil war so he never met. the first meeting between the him and gadhafi occurred in one thousand nine hundred seventy five. according to a such as son it was not amicable. some survey no we can't remember where. we had. shaved head. between one nine hundred seventy six and one nine hundred seventy seven a sort of intensified his efforts to end the lebanese war. many lebanese admired his courage and charisma but the found it difficult to mediate in a country so divided. in march nine hundred seventy eight
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israel invaded south lebanon under the pretext of crushing the p.l.o. . be.

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