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you're watching the news hour live from the headquarters in doha. coming up in the next sixty minutes. russia and assad don't go there we're not going to accept it it's not ok the u.s. against the use of chemical weapons in syria's. airstrikes the last rebel held strongholds i'm stephanie decker on the turkey syria border now that's. behind us and aid agencies a warning of the humanitarian catastrophe if there is an all out military offensive on the. warring factions agree to
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a ceasefire in the capital tripoli after days of fighting kills a. battered by the worst typhoon in twenty five years killing at least nine people in the west of the country. the white house rejects a top reporters highly critical counter president donald trump's administration. hello we begin in syria where airstrikes have hit the last rebel controlled region as the u.n. security council plans to meet on friday on what could become the bloodiest battle yet an adlib province it's believed more than twenty separate airstrikes have been carried out killing at least seventeen people five of them children russia a key ally of the syrian government says it's aware of the army is preparing a full scale offensive on ad lib calling it a credo off terrorism scott the united nations warning. potential bloodbath.
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is home to three million people rebels fighters and civilians who were moved there from other areas as the government took back control of the un special envoy for syria has called on the russian and turkish presidents to solve the looming crisis i would like to take the liberty frankly myself to address myself if you allow me to through you to president putin and to president can you have been the one at the beginning and i know because i was very much witnessing what happened at the end of the siege and the fighting of aleppo you were the ones who actually were able to talk to each other make a telephone call organize a formula that allowed the end of that horrible peter not to be the worst.
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a telephone call between the two of you would make a big difference while the u.s. has warned that it will not tolerate the use of chemical weapons in our diplomatic editor james bays has more from the united nations. the u.s. has just assumed the monthly rotating presidency of the un security council ambassador nikki haley has tweeted about the situation in the ad lib as has president trump both and said they don't want there to be an all out assault but listen very carefully to her words when i asked her about the situation and bias of the halley didn't seem opposed to them taking over it live only to the use of chemical weapons what you're saying from us and the fact that the security council wants to talk about it is do not let a chemical weapons attack happen on the people of it lead the people of syria have been through too much this is a tragic situation and if they want to continue to go the route of taking over
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syria they can do that but they cannot do it with chemical weapons they can't do it assaulting their people and we're not going to fall for it if there are chemical weapons that are used we know exactly who's going to use them and this is the exact same playbook that russia and iran and assad have used every time a u.n. security council meeting about the situation in the ad lib has now been called for friday morning but things on the ground are moving fast and the situation could have changed a great deal by then but the syrian president bashar al assad has vowed to recapture every inch of territory from the rebels and that's slowly been happening the syrian government has made major gains especially since russia during the war three years ago it is now the last remaining major prize for assad and right now the turkish army controls a string of military posts around it trying to prevent a government assault. well adlib province has become a refuge for rebel fighters and their families forced to leave other parts of the
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country stephanie decker reports from the turkey syria border. this northwestern corner of syria represents the last hopes of the rebel opposition government forces have steadily recaptured region after region under so-called reconciliation deals the fighters they didn't want to live under government control here with their families little ahmed was a fighter in the southern province of that are the most recent area taken back by government troops he shows us video of when he was involved in the war and like so many others who chose to leave he doesn't trust the government. i see the reconciliation is a big mistake because the regime will start arresting us author a wall and put us in prisons we've already heard of a few people being killed by the regime. came to live in homs the area was besieged by government forces for almost three years and he's now joined one of the local armed groups and it led. to the we left because of the heavy
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bombing and the siege we were starving i didn't agree with the reconciliation the regime says they will take it live let them say what they want we have dug trenches and tunnels god willing we are ready. the various rebel groups are preparing for the expected government offensive in it there is a complicated mix of armed groups on the ground here each with different allegiances and they will often turn their guns on each other but most say they will fight together against the expected offensive it is home to almost a million internally displaced syrians in those tents that you see crammed together behind me that's province and that's just a small snapshot of what is a major problem at the united nations is warned of a humanitarian catastrophe if there is an all out military offensive on eleven turkey's borders remain closed many opposition supporters don't want to admit what this offensive may mean but has. speaks frankly he came to the problems from southern damascus he too was an opposition fighter there goes.
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if there is. that means you have lost the whole of the revolution everything it's like if you took the mosque of the whole of city it would fall to us it was our damascus if they didn't get it so many predict that is only a matter of time stephanie decker al-jazeera on the turkey syria border or the syrian state news agency says air defenses have intercepted missiles fired by is really jackets they reportedly attack targets in the provinces of how. at least one person was killed and twelve injured state television released this video showing what it says was the missile israel also made a rare admission that it had carried out more than two hundred attacks against iranian targets in syria in the last two years. six protesters have been killed in the state of emergency has been declared in the southern iraqi city of busta fighting broke out when security forces moved in to contain
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a protest over poor state services and corruption a government building was stormed and set on fire demonstrations have spread across cities in the south in recent weeks more now from our leader but a him mood al-jazeera arabic spirit chief in baghdad. of the protesters they took the three main building of the menu simple council of muslims and what happened after that according to this source is the protesters they invaded the building and they said a fire inside the building also clashes happened between the police and some on people they were among the protesters the police of bus that i had they accuse some of protesters of opening fire on them now the situation in basra is very tense the security authorities declared their care of you and the whole city of basra iraqi prime minister hyder labadee talk today in a press conference and it's
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a use some parties of being trying to a skull relate the security situation in basra he said they are trying to fuel to the fire but he didn't name dos parties at this moment it is we can say that security is under control of police especially after declaring the curfew and the whole city or bus or bus or witnessing in the last few weeks many protests and there is a protester calling to enhance the basic services they are calling the authority to provide in q three city cleaning water and find jobs for tens of thousands of jobless among young people as i said the situation in basra now is very tense but according to a police source it is under control especially after declaring that got a few in the whole city of boston. the u.n. says ceasefire has been agreed between rival factions in libya libya who've been
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fighting in the capital for more than a week at least sixty people have been killed in one hundred fifty more injured in and around tripoli under the deal all fighting will end in the city's only airport will reopen earlier hundreds of refugees and migrants were released from a detention center because of the young arrests mahmoud i did was head has more from tripoli. the united nations support the mission in libya has announced that it has reached a cease fire between the warring groups we understand that the united nations support the mission in libya has held a meeting with representatives from the groups in tripoli alongside the representatives from the internationally recognized government of national accord and the aim of that meeting was to put an end to this conflict in tripoli and to save the lives of civilians who understand that the conflict or the clashes that have been going on for more than a week now have taken a heavy toll on civilians more than
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a thousand illegal migrants who have been detained in a detention center close to the. area where the clashes are going on they have been released by the illegal migration combat department and supervisors of that illegal immigration combat department say that they had to release. illegal migrants in order to save their lives we understand also that many civilians have been forced out of their homes in the southern suburbs of the libyan capital tripoli since the beginning of the clashes on the twenty seventh of august also the have been a lot of random stray rockets landing in densely populated areas and more than forty people have been killed since since the beginning of the clashes and many of them many of them are civilians a powerful typhoon has slammed into western japan flooding and closing an international airport and crashing a tanker into a bridge the governments urged more than
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a million people to leave their homes and move to safety at least nine people have been killed and three hundred injured and my word has the latest. japan's most powerful storm to nearly twenty five typhoon finally makes landfall. ripping apart buildings. and sending dave barry in kyoto station lying. with winds of up to one hundred eighty kilometers an hour the full force of the storm struck japan's western coastline bringing with it to rain chill rain and just ruction several thousand people were left stranded when water poured into canned saya international airport little could be done to keep the floodwater out and tundra the plights have been cancelled a tanker which had been sheltering from the storm career did to the bridge which
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links the airport to the mainland the crew on board a said to be safe there or thirty's in japan have advised more than a million people to evacuate their properties one point six million homes are without power. this is the latest in a series of suburbia weather systems to hit japan in recent months typhoon has already claimed lives and caused dozens of injuries many here and now hoping for a break from the deluge and the heywood al-jazeera well tropical storm gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane as it moves near the border between the southern u.s. states a louisiana and mississippi jane gray is the latest. if the current track holds this would be the strike point right now gordon continuing to churn of those warm gulf waters it's building strength and momentum as it starts to move in here the biggest concern is the water associated with this system we're going to see strong
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rains for a long period of time that's going to cause flash flooding in some of the low lying areas here there's also a worry about what could be a significant storm surge we could see water from the gulf up into places it's not supposed to be here throughout the day we've seen people getting ready stocking up on the food water and medicines they may need for a full week the concern there is that we may lose power and that could be a big issue for an extended period of time we've also seen sandbags moving into those areas to make sure they stay safe here this storm is moving quickly as it makes landfall it will continue and move up into the midwest won't be a tropical storm or if it reaches hurricane status not a hurricane status anymore but it will still continue to deliver that soaking rain that's going to be a problem. plenty more ahead on the including pacific island. offshore prison camps for refugees continues to cast a shadow and will the adoption of an international definition of anti-semitism.
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put aside its differences. coming up in sports we'll hear from a delighted tiger woods after being recalled to the u.s. ryder cup team peter will have that story in the later. but first the new book by the washington post journalist bob woodward has revealed that president donald trump wanted to have syrian president bashar assad assassinated last year a request that was ignored by his defense secretary fear trump in the white house has quotes from the president's own aides questioning his ability to lead the white house says the book is full of fabricated stories many by former disgruntled employees told to make the president look bad woodward is known for his investigative reporting that help bring down president richard nixon in the watergate scandal and the washington post has released audio of
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a telephone conversation between trump and woodward in which they apparently discussed the book. the. three in. the right well i assume that means it's going to be a negative book but you know i'm sort of fifty percent used to that right so my goodness everything is going to be a bit. more from washington d.c. . really explosive reporting coming from bob woodward the preeminent privily one of the more credible journalists in the entire country his book comes out and he says that the president top aides had some very disparaging things to say about their boss he says that the staff john kelly has called the president an idiot saying he has come often gone off the rails and saying this is crazy town he reports that secretary of defense jim mattis basically compared the president's ability to understand to a fifth or sixth grade level and that he reports that gary coleman once the
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president's chief economic adviser once took paperwork trade paperwork off the president's desk saying that he wouldn't remember and he was trying to protect the country you also reports that the president has had very nasty things to say about his top aides including attorney general jeff sessions according to woodward trump said that he was mentally retarded and he referred to him as this dumb southerner. their white house is pushing back on this releasing a statement saying that this is basically fake news and the president's come out and said that bob woodward has a credibility issue he really hasn't ever had a credibility issue and he said today he stands by his story still the president's taking to twitter we've seen kelly matt is the tribes former lawyers come out and flatly deny all of these allegations again the president saying that this is fake news bob woodward say that he stands by his reporting while this party mentioned trumps when responding on twitter he quoted a statement from secretary of defense james mattis that said the contemptuous words
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about the president attributed to me in woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence while i generally enjoy reading fiction this is a uniquely washington brand of literature and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility and another from chief of staff john kelly saying this the idea i ever called the president an idiot is not true as i stated back in may and fit and still firmly stand behind i spend more time with the president than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship. well melanie sloan a senior advisor to the ethics watchdog group american oversight she says there is no reason not to believe what some bob woodward's book trump lies all the time i mean this isn't news the drunk out always. just pretend facts are not facts the person he's complained that doubt bob woodward has a credibility problem but in fact bob woodward has no credibility problem whatsoever the person with the credibility problem is donald trump and i think
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that's well acknowledged bob woodward has had a career in washington for over forty years he's one of the most respected journalists in the country he has. written a book after book about white houses with different administrations and he's never been shown before there's no reason to believe that bob woodward would be shown here any as. the reputation further people with a lack of reputations like arrows out of his book came out a couple of weeks ago she's also been proven to be correct in the white house tried to discredit her book so it seems that most of the things that come out in these books these tell all books are true and it all seems like it's crazy town and so people wonder can that really be true but the truth is that the trump white house is chaotic and in crazy. the leaders of pacific island nations have been meeting in our route that's where australia has an offshore prison camp for refugees the four day forum is focusing on regional peace and security and improving the health of
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the island's people but the prison camps and the treatment of the refugees there is casting a shadow over the conference there around sixteen hundred people being held in two camps one in our room the other in papa new guinea's mountainous islands and a journalist from new zealand has been detained in our roof for talking to refugees without proper permissions barbara d'rivera was held by police for three hours on tuesday and had her accreditation cancelled for the ongoing summit al-jazeera was among many media networks refused a visa some australian outlets boycotted the summit after the national broadcaster was banned from attending and a thomas joining us from sydney so really this entire forum is being overshadowed by the issue of fresh fiji's andrew and by as we're saying the exclusion off most media. well that's right so i mean it really has backfired on them really of course we know that tiny pacific island does the place that australia
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same's many of its refugees that it doesn't want and we have been trying to go to the roof for years been blocked not being given visas journalists aren't allowed it's not just journalists n.g.o.s amnesty human rights watch all of buying from going to the route now the pacific garden forum is the big regional meeting for leaders from across the pacific it happens every year we covered it in some of this time last year and they discussed the big issues facing the countries in that part of the world massive issues that they have to deal with but of course as any journalist would when you guys are a country like that you also want to report on the big story that is dominating the headlines when it comes to ruin that is refugees while we were not allowed to go to the route know what most media organizations and we see now one of the few journalists who was allowed in was or. arrested on tuesday only detained for a few hours but nonetheless she was arrested for speaking for daring to speak to a refugee so what the root didn't want was for us to be talking about refugees they
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want to talk about the issues that are being discussed by the leaders and instead what they've got is everybody talk about refugees and body very hard to find out what's actually being discussed at the forum such a possible situation really of much rather you speaking to you from the river here i am having to be here because of what marie was doing ok well what is that on the formal agenda and who is attending that we know of. well the leaders of most of it go and countries are attending including new zealand's prime minister one notable absence the new prime minister of australia scott morrison he has not gone he sent his foreign minister instead in pots i imagine because scott morrison was australia's immigration minister for some time overseeing offshore prisons including the one in the road the picture opportunity as they're called here might not go down too well if he were there and not really visiting the refugees that he sent to the route but the big issues formally being discussed will climate change that is an existential threat to many countries in the pacific region rising sea levels may see some of those countries cease to exist in coming
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decades regional security as well and this balance between balancing china's interests in the pacific and the u.s. and allies of the u.s. in that region and fisheries fish stocks in the pacific a threatened they're vulnerable they're low managing particularly china fish stocks in the pacific is a big issue that many countries face and those are the issues on the formal agenda and we should see those being mentioned in the communique that comes out later on wednesday or on thursday what you probably won't see in that communique though is any mention of refugees despite the fact that way and others are talking about that more than any other single issue ok andrew thomas thank you david manne he's the executive director of refugee in the goal that's a group that provides free and legal assistance to assign. and seekers and refugees is joining us from melbourne you've covered the issue of for fiji's quite extensively in now ru just looking at what's happening there do you expect any sort
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of breakthrough or do a leader is there have very little appetite to address the refugee issue look it's very difficult to see what breakthrough could occur at the moment but any breakthrough would require a fundamental shift by straley or by the australian government because those that have been forced against their will who sort of solemn in australia those who have been sent to a room and to man a silent who is now they marooned in inhumane conditions for more than five years their face alternately is in the hands of the is trying government because the australian government has funded and controlled those arrangements ever since and and that's why any breakthrough is really reliant on fundamentally honest rally shifting its position and what's at stake if australia does not shift its position
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for the refugees in asylum seekers. yes look for many years now successive governments have locked themselves into a position that people seeking asylum who seek to come to australia by bars will not be allowed to stay in australia and make claims for refugee protection but instead have been forced against their will to pacific nations like nearer and papa new guinea and the policy has also it's really a form of extreme to terence which also has. essentially banned any future resettlement of those refugees to a straggler on the basis that it's necessary is as a form of border protection to send a message to others to deter them from coming but of course what we're really saying here is a policy that prioritizes the protection of borders of the protection of people and
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has resulted in thousands of people men women and children with a hot base being cast into this exile on the river and pain gee where independent swythe of independent human rights reports independent human rights reports of found that the conditions amount to cruel inhuman and degrading treatment which is really slowly or in some cases rapidly destroying those who subject to this policy how do most of them are refugees how difficult is it to get . accurate information from the room because as we're seeing there is an effort to prevent journalists from going in. well this is another profound concern in relation to the arrangements that astrology has funded and controlled within the river and also with papa new guinea
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but on a route just like that as an example the policy has for many years sought to that same papal in today's conditions asylum seekers refugees out of sight out of mind and out of ruts and what we see once again here is an attempt it appears to prevent proper accountability open and proper accountability by the by the media of what the actual conditions are what people are experiencing who marooned in these terrible conditions and that is a matter itself of profound concern because there is no reason why these people who are in these terrible conditions shouldn't be able to speak to journalists there's no reason why the world shouldn't know what's really going on here and the harm that is being done because it is fundamental that we confront this crisis in humanities which remains humanitarian crisis in an emergency which really requires
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that those who are held on the roof be evacuated urgently to safety so they can rebuild their lives instead of what we continue to see and that is the law is being destroyed all right david mattingly thank you for speaking to us from melbourne. still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour. for the confirmation hearing for donald trump supreme court nominee. argentina's president clearly tops the size of government to save money as the economy teeters on the edge of disaster coming up in sport and boy racer we'll hear from a teenager getting ready to compete in formula one. from doing ski sunsets if it's proving something. to summarize
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the top in metropolis. how the amount of rain has fallen over southern china recently has left flooding on the ground it's being pumped typed in some places now through a full cost point of view there's not much more to come there are few shots of right on the coast a grand or hong kong might just be involved for jones potentially wetting the line more or less joins up with situation in fact that might well develop a lot of rain developing right up here so we'll watch that but the ground targets a dry each picture least for the time being it's nothing like as wet for the south oliver north vietnam nothing really in the way of showers in the satellite picture of us this is the actives that address the middle of the philippines back towards cambodia and particularly thailand northern sumatra that's where the tide is out for the rain has been this where it's going to be repeated i suspect possibly singapore involved there we see more and more showers developing in indonesia particularly in southern born here and some away sea but java looks largely dry but
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would you guarantee that jakarta was not quite like to be now in india with retreating monsoon the rain could be heavy virtually what it looks like a circulation is setting itself up in the northern bay bengal not particularly good news for bangladesh west bengal already of myanmar. the weather sponsored by cats on race. whether online this isn't some abstract fish eat a bit too much into their stoops or if you join us on insect stopping terrorism it's creating a base is a dialogue then just the community is wanting to add to this conversation we need a president who's willing to be unfeeling in a short while everyone has a voice and part of civil society i need to go but i never get listened to by those in the corridors of joining the global conversation. on out to zero.
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zero. with and for your. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera news our air strikes have hit syria's adlib province at least seventeen people have been killed russia says it's aware the syrian army is planning an all out offensive on the last rebel held bastion
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they want is warning of a potential bloodbath there a cease fire has been agreed between rival factions in libya who've been fighting in the capital for more than a week at least sixty people have been killed and a hundred fifty injured in and around tripoli under the deal all fighting will end in the city's only airport will reopen. and at least nine people have been killed as typhoon gebbie batters japan the government has issued evacuation advisories for more than a million people and canceled hundreds of flights gebbie is reportedly the strongest typhoon to hit japan in twenty five years. cambodian members of parliament are being sworn into office and every one of them is a member of the ruling people's party the longtime leader hunt sen rand virtually unopposed in july's election after the main office in group was outlawed late last year he's been criticized by rights groups for cracking down on descents one hundred send plans to form a government later this week florence louis joining us live from kuala lumpur and
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neighboring malaysia so was no surprise with the election win and he's been in power since the eighty's so what's the prospect for real change in cambodia. well really very little next to none as you mention can party the cambodian people's party as one hundred percent of seats in parliament so this is a party that has full control of parliament and himself has been in power for thirty three years and he said he wants to rule for at least another decade now the elections were widely considered a sham by political observers and human rights groups and the election results hardly surprised anyone over the past year who sent has systematically destroyed all forms of opposition to his party the. one of the main opposition parties kemp was detained and imprisoned on treason charges he is still in prison awaiting trial not long after the courts in cambodia who are known to be under the control of one
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cent or at the very least supportive of his government order the main opposition party the c.n. r.p.o. the cambodian national rescue party to be dissolved and tiley which meant that there was no real opposition to who sends party now hundreds of c. an r.p. members were also forced into exile and also in the past in the course of the past year independent media who are less dough sol and more critical of him and his government have been shot at so this is the cambodia that hoons and his party now rule over and the election results and today's swearing in of members of parliament who all belong to one party that's who incense party i suppose it is intended to also give the government a veneer of legitimacy and after all maintained that the elections were held in a free and fair manner and he won in a free and fair in an election but there is no escaping the fact that cambodia is now we can consider cambodia a de facto one party state of florence and we thank you. president donald
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trump's supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh has faced the chaotic confirmation hearing in the senate as democrats accuse republicans of withholding documents about kavanagh's past white house service thousands of protesters were dragged out during yet another session highlighting their political divisions in the u.s. roslyn jordan reports from capitol hill. hearing from the moment brett kavanaugh sat down for his confirmation hearing to become a u.s. supreme court justice outburst after outburst at least thirty people were arrested on tuesday for disorderly conduct then it was the democratic senators turn to disrupt the hearing. is the chairman we have been denied we have been denied real access to the documents we need to a diagram and regulators called which turns this hearing into a charade and a mockery of our norms well mr chairman i therefore move to adjourn this hearing
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the democrats and her aggressive groups are trying whatever they can to stop kavanagh from joining the high court they accuse the appeals court judge of wanting to outlaw abortion of favoring businesses over employees unions and consumers and of wanting to end overstretch and on firearms ownership democrats are also accusing republicans of trying to rush through kavanagh's confirmation for political purposes namely to protect president donald trump the interruptions in accusations angered republicans who run the jujitsu kerry committee this is the first confirmation hearing for a supreme court justice i've seen basically according to mob rule when i asked my colleagues on the other side of the aisle how long you want to go on with this because i'm not going to entertain any of the motion and you're making do you want this to go on all day because i have been patient at the end of the day haven't all
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finally had a moment to speak and he addressed the question about his ability to be fair. over the past twelve years i've ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses sometimes for environmentalist's and sometimes for coal miners despite the protests and the parliamentary maneuvers it does appear that judge brett kavanaugh will be joining the us supreme court republicans control the senate as well as the judiciary committee and they're convinced that they have the votes as well as the confidence to get their man on the high court rosalyn jordan al-jazeera capitol hill spain has confirmed its canceling the sale of four hundred position bombs to saudi arabia and made fears the weapons could be used in yemen for more than three years a saudi led coalition has been bombing with the rebels in the country thousands of
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civilians have been killed germany the netherlands norway and belgium have all suspended licenses for arms sales to countries in the saudi led coalition france italy and the u.k. still sell arms to the kingdom despite domestic campaigns for them to be suspended nearly half the u.k.'s arms exports go to saudi arabia since twenty fifteen london has sold five point eight billion dollars worth of arms to riyadh's and that's war by the us though which last year signed arms deal worth three hundred fifty billion dollars over ten years. as an arms control researcher at amnesty international she says that while spain's move is a positive one there must be more action by the international community. these kinds of munitions have been used in attacks against hospitals homes and markets in yemen time and time again and on the scene other organizations have documented serious violations of international humanitarian law including possible war crimes so you know it's high time that such action has been taken however this is just
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a first step and we call on the spanish government to cancel all arms exports to saudi arabia they've just cancelled this specific set of precision guided munitions but what we're calling for is a comprehensive arms suspension the saudi arabia led coalition and all warring parties in yemen in fact given the serious violations now the spanish government will have a meeting on friday where the secretary of state will appear before the parliamentary committee the defense parliamentary committee to to discuss further action to take and we're hoping that spain will announce hopefully on the nineteenth of september that it will impose a comprehensive suspension on all on exports to the saudi arabia led coalition or inside yemen protests have been going on in the south against the saudi erotic coalitions the military campaign. demonstrators in which chanted for the coalition to leave calling it a puppet of the u.s.
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some yemenis blocked off main roads in carry cards blaming the coalition for the deteriorating economy. the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. has defended cutting aid to the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees. and rose should not be the one taking care of the people in gaza the palestinian authority should be taking care of the people in gaza and we would much rather work directly with the palestinian authority and directly with jordanians then we would with honor and after more than five hours of the sky since the u.k.'s authorization labor party has voted to adopt in full an international definition of anti-semitism its leader germany corben has been accused of holding anti-semitic views and being reluctant to expel party members who have expressed opinions against your wish people lawrence lee reports. can you say what he wants to about israel without being accused of hating jews these people who support jeremy colvin believe it is entirely legitimate to condemn
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israel as institutionally racist without being cautious as racists themselves will never cross and you know i mean this is a party that can become the party of government and we can discuss matters of foreign policy the rights of the palestinians to their own self-determination they the suffering that the palestinians are experiencing at the hands of israel we can discuss that in the labor party because it will be the find is anti semitic. jabbing god but these british jews friends of israel said that his bigotry fascism and jewish people at the moment everybody i know is considering leaving the country young people are leaving the country i know loads of young people in that twenty's have gone to israel and you know jeremy corbin looks if he's going to become prime minister u.s.a.'s shame of george people leaving the united kingdom that has to be
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terrible. the whole lot of it was labour's refusal to accept several examples of anti semitic language and views as defined by the international holocaust remembrance alliance or i h r a it is deemed anti semitic to say for instance the jews are more loyal to israel in their own country or that the state of israel is by definition racists or that israeli government policy is like those of nazi germany colvin and his supporters have claimed this prevented them from properly criticizing israel's actions towards the palestinian people. under huge pressure to adopt the i.h.r. a code the policy executive finally did but also reserve the right to criticize israel even the deputy party leader didn't seem convinced or somebody said not averse rail is a racist in devon now will they be disciplined by the labor party. look the caviar is what it says you could make your own march the critics will accuse the labor party of trying to play with words in this supposed compromise what is the
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difference between criticizing israel and expressing support for the palestinians and criticizing israel's actions towards the palestinians one might not be anti semitic one might be is open to interpretation and certainly it is not the unequivocal backing of the anti semitism codes that many labor politicians have been demanding thanks the danger in this for colvin is that in trying to keep his political party happy he will have upset his grassroots supporters who want to say what they like to see about israel this decision may not have cleared up anything gloriously al-jazeera london supporters of the democratic republic of congo's opposition figures on p.r. bamber have called for mass protests after the top court upheld his exclusion from december as a presidential election members appeal was thrown out because of a case against him at the international criminal court victoria gamey reports. members of then there's opposition n.o.c.
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party hold an emergency meeting the former rebel leader has a strong following in the capital kinshasa and ben party secretary is calling for mass protests. are not we are now the establishment of a crisis committee in collaboration with the other forces to develop a plan to bring people to conquer their sovereign rights confiscated by predators. benbow was released from prison in the hague earlier this year after a conviction for crimes against humanity was quashed the electoral commission rejected his application to be a candidate in december's presidential election on monday the constitutional court rejected his appeal because of the case against him at the international criminal court he's due to be sentenced for bribing witnesses during a war crimes trial that ended two years ago the decision has done little to lessen the tension on the streets of kinshasa. mariachi an is simple our people
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are disappointed and shocked by the court's decision it shows that our close is receiving orders from officials the electoral commission which is supposedly independent has long been painted by ben and his supporters as deeply partisan. i feel sorry for the congolese people after this court decision the court is supposed to uphold but it has become politicized. the presidential election has already been delayed for two years triggering violent protests in which dozens were killed the. deal see has never seen a peaceful transition of power it's looking less likely that this election will be different big turia gayton be al jazeera the market value of online retailer amazon has passed a trillion dollars it's the second u.s. company to reach that figure following tech giant apple last month this comes twenty four years after the founder jeff bezos borrowed money to sell books on the internet argentina's currency crisis is getting worse the spite action by
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policymakers on the fifty billion dollar financial package from the international monetary fund the economy minister is in washington to personally ask the i.m.f. to release the money early terrorism reports on how the economic crisis is affecting the most vulnerable. over three hundred people come to get a hot meal every day to the soup kitchen when a site ace the economic crisis is making life difficult for people. who has five children and can barely make enough to survive it's difficult for me to say it but the situation is horrible we cannot afford to buy food i'm worried about my children because they don't eat well they get sick. nya is in charge of the place and says there is a waiting list with hundreds of people waiting to be able to eat here a link to him but some of the situation is difficult because we are getting help
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from the government but it's not enough if we don't get any more food we can't take in any more people it's difficult because people are hungry and they need us. the peso has devaluated one hundred percent in the past year and that has had huge consequences in the poor neighborhoods of one aside the impact of a devaluation of her face on food price if it's something that a war is those who are trying to help those in need it this year the prices of food have already increased around thirty percent something that makes it difficult for people living here to buy some basic food a family like bread half and me. a few days ago there was an attempt to loot a supermarket in the neighborhood similar situations happened in another part of argentina. we were working and heard screaming these young kids between fifteen and twenty they tried to enter the market and loot it's an example of how sensitive the situation is and it seems that the crisis on t.v.
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every day is adding to the difficulties we already face we are all suffering but some groups feel they have the right to go out and loot the government. is struggling to prevent an economic collapse and has announced a steri to measures to reduce the fiscal deficit. on the rice and. much more. crucial right now but that's going to solve everything. jobs. creation of. a government. all. the. household have many.
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sport in just a moment. hello
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again time for sport here's peter. thank you very much we start with some big news for tiger woods he's back in the u.s. ryder cup team of the captain jim furyk named him as one of his four wildcard picks woods has impressed on his latest injury comeback and finished second at the u.s. p.g.a. championship it will be his first ryder cup of parents in six years and he will
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step back from his role as u.s. vice captain. a part of this team it's it's incredible i mean it really is to look back at at the start of the year and now to have accomplished the goal like that to be a part of this team. and now to be a player is just as i said it's beyond special. tiger's old nemesis full mickelson was another of the wild card picks at forty eight years old he's going to play a nice twelve ryder cup after making his debut way back in nineteen ninety five. price and was the other wildcard pick named on monday after narrowly missing out on automatic qualification he's gone on to win two straight to advance in the fed ex cup playoffs few with names he's fourth and final pick next week while europe captain thomas bjorn completes his team on wednesday. nike shares have dropped by two percent amid a backlash over their new advertising campaign fronted by collin kappa nick the
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first n.f.l. player to meall doing the u.s. national anthem the quarterback who doesn't even have a team announced the multi-year deal just a few days before the start of the new season he's not played since leaving the san francisco forty nine is in only twenty seventeen and is suing the n.f.l. for allegedly freezing him out because all these protests against racial injustice aside from the just do it campaign nike will also bring out a range of cap and clothing products and donate money to he's know your rights campaign this is a usually divisive issue in the united states and many critics have posted videos destroying nike products in protest along with the hash tag just burn it and i buy go buy some adidas. you know how many other sneakers are to buy the choose from here to go ahead you're going to go ahead. and say
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buy a marsh use we stand with people who need all for the national anthem well sorry nike i would buy new for the past twenty plus years. not anymore not only my burning in my favor para nike's you're burning your sales have a good day. sports marketing expert professor simon chadwick believes that nike won't be too worried about the social media bet fashion that in the long run could actually play into their hands in essence for every pair of shoes that burns it adds to the myth and the legend of knight just a little bit more and i think what he does is to draw attention to the campaign that mike is supporting in the first place so i'm sure nyquil have done it sums and will of thought about the pros and cons associated with this particular campaign and for me i think what is happening now with the burning of shoes rather than undermining nike is actually contributing to the growing strength of the brand and the values and the romney seeking to embody this is all part of our overnight
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repositioning towards. more cosmopolitan urban consumer base who are supportive all equality supportive of equal rights of l g b t rights of racial equality gender equality and i don't think it's just. a kind of altruistic move either on the park like this is very much about selling change to sound track top selling schools where these are people who are going to buy night now they're going to stick with nike unit they're going to associate a particular meaning with night they can attribute certain value certain characteristics and so when they the people are fifty sixty seventy seventy or eighty years old they'll still be by. usa gymnastics continues to feel the effects of the sexual abuse scandal bedrocks of the sport earlier this year the c.e.o. gary perry has quit just nine months into the role she'd been on the growing
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pressure from the u.s. olympic committee and criticized by gymnasts for concentrating more on marketing instead of making structural changes in the wake of the lettering that's a case. perry was hired around the time former team dr nasser pled guilty to sexual abuse he was sentenced to several life sentences for crimes dating back to the nine hundred seventy s. the full board of usa gymnastics resigned after revelations officials at blind eye . manchester united manager josie marino has accepted a one year suspended prison sentence with the spanish tax or thorough seize he was accused of defrauding the tax office in twenty eleven and twenty twelve while managing roma druid he won't go to jail because in spain first time offenders with a sentence of less than two years will have it suspended those have to pay a fine of around two point three million dollars though there's been another upset at the year's final tennis grand slam the us open at flushing meadows in new york
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this time it's defending women's champion sloane stephens who is out the american third seed with same packing by latvian and i started your server stover in straight sets six two and six three it's the first time in the career of the nineteenth seed that she will play in a grand slam semifinal. six and nine since monday bad sinus infection. whatever you got to play and thank you said i here in time while burnt the last matches and today just was a tough day i didn't play my best i wish i could have played better but just wasn't the day i'm inside two thousand and nine seven when martin del potro is through to the semifinals he was up against american john is now at the arthur ashe stadium and overcame his opponent in four states now out of the teenager racing driver getting ready to compete in formula one eighteen year old landon norris will drive for mclaren next season and he doesn't seem fazed by it at all i still made it to
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form on a nearly regime and all drivers. after ready for it mclaren if you think i'm ready for so. it shows i'm good enough to get to the point where i am now. and they're focusing in on conference and we think he has that that potential. talented he is one in everything that he's ever competed in and most of the time in the first year so he certainly has the c.v. that would suggest he's a future world champion but he's going to be new to the sport it's a tough sport we need to give him a good race car so when we do get him to the front of the field and then let him do they do the rest and that's all the support from us for now we'll have another update for you again later. thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera has i'm sick i will be with you in just a moment with much more of the day's news coming your way stay with al-jazeera.
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in the final part of a six part series filmed up. the people of new can still fight for their land. the village chief is in prison. and forced underground the filmmaker has become part of the soccer. crackdown the concluding part of the economy china's democracy experiment on al-jazeera. news is happening faster than ever before from different places from different people and you need to be part of balance you need to be able to reach people wherever they are and that means being across all social media platforms this is where our audience lives as well as in front of a t.v. there on the smartphone there on the tablet there on the computer. and that's the way al-jazeera is of all due to
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a true media network. iran russia and assad don't go there we're not going to accept it it's not ok for us warns against the use of chemical weapons in syria's province as air strikes at the last rebel held stronghold. a lot has a stake in this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up libya's warring factions agreed to a cease fire in the capital tripoli after days of fighting kills at least sixty people. the worst typhoon in twenty five years back to japan killing at least nine people in the country's west.


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