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tv   Inside Story 2018 Ep 247  Al Jazeera  September 5, 2018 2:32pm-3:01pm +03

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thing how the press operates is their language is their culture it's their context and why certain stories take precedence while others are ignored we can have a better understanding of how news is created we're going to have a better understanding of what the news is the listening post on al-jazeera. tarvaris a take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera un brain could toss between the warring parties of yemen have apparently stormed before they've even begun al-jazeera has learned that hooty delegation has refused to leave sana'a to geneva the rebel group says preconditions that were agreed with the u.n. have not been met. warplanes have been bombing syria's rebel controlled italy
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province at least seventeen people have been killed several of them with children russia says it's aware the syrian army is planning an all out offensive on the rebel rebels' last stronghold. at least ten people have been killed and hundreds more have been injured by the strongest typhoon to hit japan in twenty five years more than a million people are without power and hundreds of flights have been cancelled. a major antigovernment protests is expected in sri lanka security has been increased around parliament in the capital colombo the protest has been organized by the opposition coalition led by former prime minister. he says the government no longer has a mandate after losses in recent local elections minal fernandez has more from the sri lankan capital. the demonstration and public rally that the joint opposition is promising is very much it's show of force it's displayed all of the kind of public
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support it has called the people's protests the people's power brought to colombo this protest is all about the opposition calling for this government to step down the see that it has lost its mandate after a dismal showing at the last local government election they say they have repeatedly sort of messed up the governance of the country now the government says that they have reports that the joint opposition will air to attack some sensitive government institutions and there is a huge police presence there's a water cannon park behind me just down the road from the presidential secretariat now this kind of police presence is in evidence all around the capital we're still to see the marchers coming in but if we're seeing the tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands promised by the joint opposition chaos will be assured leaders from pacific island countries are meeting in the tiny island nation of now
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rude to discuss common issues bought their form began with a rush hour over a lack of media access to the event and the detention by police of one of the few journalists who was allowed in andrew thomas reports from sydney. the leaders of pacific island countries have a lot of issues to discuss climate change and rising sea levels disaster preparedness the vulnerable fish stocks and the growing influence of china all those issues are on the pacific island forums agenda but all that being overshadowed by where the forum is happening tiny no room is one of the two places australia's government to send and held for years refugees who've tried to get its shores man aside and in papua new guinea is the other unless the international human rights watch and united nations agencies have all condemned conditions on the island australia's refugee council and its asylum seeker resource center has just published
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a joint report it says poor living conditions on the roof and the lack of a long term plan for the families being held has left refugees including children broken nauru's government and some think australia is too sensitive to the criticism most refugees support organizations aren't allowed to visit the country that's outrageous you never you don't have to hide anything that's good right it's trailing government is doing everything it can to try and prevent the reality of the impact of their policy from the straightly and people for years to journalists including those from al-jazeera have been banned from nuru for the pacific island for there is said that a very small number of journalists know more than thirty in total a nobleman three from any one country would be allowed to visit but they still said no to us and for the few who they did there were strict conditions on their visas they would report only on the pacific island forum and not engage in any activities that would cause or would encourage disruption that night in the being poor if
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there was any doubt on choose day it became clear that meant talking to refugees the police showed up and. they wanted to say my visa said i was breaching my visa conditions are so i was taken to the police station the president's frustration with the forum being disrupted in this way he was clear we don't deserve this at all. don't tell me about you know refugees be an issue how can it be an issue for. us. no it's an issue. and all those refugee advocates new zealand's prime minister flew into the pacific on a forum but the region's newest leader australia is missing scott morrison has been in the room before as immigration opposition spokesman and then immigration minister he oversaw the island's refugee prison but as prime minister he's doing
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a revisit andrew thomas al-jazeera sydney the un says 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 one hundred fifty more injured in and around tripoli under the deal all fighting will end and the cities in the airport will reopen their hundreds of refugees and migrants were released from a detention center because of the fighting. iraq's interim prime minister has called for an investigation into violence that killed six protests is in the southern city of basra or at least sixty eight people were injured after fighting broke out and security forces moved in to contain the demonstrations. demonstrations i have a poor state service and and corruption have spread across cities in the south in recent weeks and the caffeine that had been in place has been lifted. have been
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chaotic scenes in washington and a confirmation hearing for president trump's nominee for supreme court judge democrats accuse republicans of withholding documents about brett kavanaugh his pos and dozens of protests as have been arrested elsewhere in jordan reports now from capitol hill. 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 determined we have been denied we have been denied real access to the documents we need to a diagram and regulators called returns this hearing into a charade and a mockery of our norms well mr chairman i therefore moved to adjourn this hearing 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
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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 and 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 can i ask 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 cavanaugh finally had a moment to speak and he addressed the question about his ability to be fair. over
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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 environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners despite the protests in the parliamentary maneuvers it does appear that judge brett kavanaugh will be joining the u.s. 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. a new book by the washington post journalist bob woodward has claimed that u.s. president donald trump wanted to have the syrian president bashar al assad killed. a request that was ignored by his defense secretary trump in the white house his quotes from the president's aides questioning his ability to lead the white house
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says the book is full of fabricated stories woodward is known for his investigative reporting that helped bring down president richard nixon in the one nine hundred seventy s. watergate scandal as he called again has more from washington. some really explosive reporting coming from bob woodward the preeminent and prickly one of the more credible journalists in the entire country his book comes out and he says that the president don't trust top aides had some very disparaging things to say about their boss he says that chief of 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 to gary cole once the 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
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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 has say today he stands by his story still the president's taking to twitter we've seen kelly matt is the transformer lawyers come out and flatly deny all of these allegations again the president saying that this is fake news bob woodward saying that he stands by his reporting. well as you heard from patty trump has been tweeting his response he quoted a statement from the secretary of defense james mattis said the contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in woodward's book were never uttered by me all in my presence while i generally enjoy reading fiction this is a uniquely washington brand of literature and his anonymous sources do not lend
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credibility and another from the chief of staff john kelly the idea i ever called the president an idiot is not true as i stated back in may and i still firmly stand behind i spend more time the president than anyone else and we have an incredibly candid and strong relationship. nuns in the east indian city of kolkata marking the twenty first anniversary of the death of mother teresa at the time of her death at the age of eighty seven she was one of the most influential women in the history of the catholic church she founded the missionaries of charity a global order of nuns dedicated to caring for orphans refugees and the terminally ill mentally ill she was canonized by the church in twenty six t.v. work with orphans and the terminally ill. travis a take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera and u.n.
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brokered tools which were in the warring parties in yemen have apparently stalled out as iran has learned that he three delegations refused to leave santa for geneva the rebel group says preconditions that were agreed upon by the u.n. have not been met warplanes have been bombing syria's rebel controlled italy province at least seventeen people have been killed several of them children russia says it's aware the syrian army is planning an all out offensive on the rebels' last stronghold the u.n. is warning of a potential humanitarian disaster. that strongest typhoon to battered japan in twenty five years has killed at least ten people and injured hundreds of others typhoon gebbie left more than a million japanese people without electricity and it damaged roads and rail lines. the u.s. secretary of state might compare has arrived in pakistan for his first official meeting with newly elected prime minister imran count us pakistan relations of
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deteriorated in the past year with differing views on ending the seventeen year war in afghanistan mr pompei is expected to focus on counterterrorism in the region. a major antigovernment protests is expected intra lanka's capital colombo security has been increased around parliament the protest has been organized by the opposition coalition led by a former prime minister mahinda rajapaksa he says the government no longer has a mandate after losses in recent local elections iraq's interim prime minister has called for an investigation into violence that killed six protesters in the southern city of paris or at least sixty eight people were injured after fighting broke out when security forces moved in to contain the demonstrations the un says a cease fire has been agreed between rival factions in libya who've been fighting in the capital for moving a week at least sixty people have been killed and one hundred fifty others were injured in and around tripoli. leaders from pacific island countries are meeting in
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the tiny island nation of no route to discuss common issues but their form began with a roué over a lack of media access the detention of one of the few journalists who was allowed in right up to date those are the headlines the stream is next. we understand the difference. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. in my name. or on the beach and you are. hi i'm femi oke a family could be today what is the legacy of journalist marie colvin discussing the role of journalism in conflict as
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a documentary on the legendary war correspondent is released so you can share your thoughts and then you might be in the street. every the thirteen twenty twelve reporter marie colvin and photographer paul conroy snuck into syria they were on a mission to tell the stories of syrian civilians trapped in the water city of homs call them it would be her last assignment on february twenty second she and another journalist french photographer remi ochlik were killed by the syrian army convoy and others were wounded but survived the story is told in an upcoming documentary under the wire based on conrad's book of the same title have a look.

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