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still he's committing trillions of future dollars to war in space and we need an enemy for all this money and china is the perfect enemy. the aim of this film is to break a silence the united states and china may well be on a path toward a nuclear war is no longer unthinkable in a few years china has become the world's second biggest economic power the united states is the world's biggest military power with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean china is a threat to this dominance says washington who is the threat this film is about shifting and great danger but it's also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance among people on the frontline of a coming war where the words never again have an urgent meaning for all of us.
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why. this is bikini the room of an agent underwater volcano in the marshall islands with its necklace of twenty three islands bikini is a place of beauty and silence and made us. look closely where the emerald look good suddenly falls into a vos black hole this is the crater of one of the greatest manmade explosions the hydrogen bomb they call profit. if a private an entire island and poisoned almost everything and everyone. has a plane flew low we seem to touch it's deathly void.
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the marshall islands lie in the vos pacific ocean between the united states and asia captured from the japanese in world war two they have long been america's strategic secret its stepping stone to asia and china. seven ships take possession three miles off like you need to stop are the shattering impact of the tomic. and the moderate warships was assembled in big. in order to blow them to bits. the decks of the seventy three test chips anchored in bikini lagoon are steamed up
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the bridge activity at hand but experimental program designed to furnish data blast the fact of the mighty atom by animals of many animals was strapped to their decks like a bush knows. the experiment was to see how they done it. right all right but out of pride to determine better protect. our part of our care bear the atom black.
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today bikini is unfit for human life radiation poisons the food and water. shoes registered unsafe on a geiger counter. the abandoned cemetery looks out to where the sun rose one morning then rose again as apocalypse. the equivalent to one hiroshima bomb was exploded in these highlands every day for twelve years. a scarred beauty has returned to the island but the people have an. exile to barren islands many of them spoke of in one nine hundred sixty eight president lyndon johnson told them he pushed safe to go. but it wasn't safe and the u.s.
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authorities knew it wasn't safe. i mean yemen. at sea then. the willing. anyone. in india would nave them on and on. an internet. and get a life plane you and other that you were given and what happened as a result of the bravo test was that a coverup was launched very shortly after march one mean there's such a history of wrong information outright lies deception there was no no attempt to take the most conservative approach and make sure that everybody was ok they knew by the way like to fall that it was going to go. and they took that risk and when they then made known full well equipped. they still had an opportunity
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to evacuate even a day of the shock but these people were not evacuated we were not evacuated. so. it only leads one one up one believe it number one the united states say this again they thought. the effects of radiation was do. pretty strong indication. it seems extraordinary. this far into the twenty first century talking to people still frightened of all that nuclear fallout all those tests all those years ago the impression i get is that there's some little trust among people the us is trying to provide as much information as much good information as we can and so i wouldn't accept the characterization that that there have been lies and cover ups the would guinea pigs comes up
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a lot from the survives i would would refer you to our embassy website on that i've read it and that question was looked at during the clinton administration and that was not the conclusion they came to. the secret of the marshall islands this project full point one declassified documents reveal a scientific program began a study of mice and became a study of human being exposed to radiation. chicago is where it all began i'm for the e.c. are gone lab in chicago last week came seven men natives of the marshall island leben is from here in the rats were radiated by our march nineteenth fifty four hydrogen bomb. john is mayor of wrong which is one hundred miles from the. john as we said we're going to have a happy amenable to. its grandfather ran almost make it on his car at. the white
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man brought money and religion and a market for it. drawn reed knows about and is a pretty good mayor. iron room is a radiation detector for a human being. inside john. whose first visit to the white man's country meant san francisco cable pride and chicago skyscrapers and streamlined right for first visit to the white man's country and the iron rule. these people a guinea pigs they are part of the experiment project four point one they are being returned to wrong girl at an island one hundred miles from bikini by the u.s. navy they were told repeatedly it was safe to go home. they are being returned to an island described by a u.s.
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atomic energy official has by far the most contaminated place on earth he added it will be interesting to get a measure of human uptake when people live in a contaminated environment. the people of. poison island for twenty eight years as guinea pigs. the objects of regular scientific examination. this is the largest of the islands. occupied by one of america's most important and secretive bases. known as the ronald reagan test site it's a missile. the pacific ocean the way to asia and china.
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here the people of the mushroom islands of once again being subjected to the testing of weapons of mass destruction designed for a coming war on. the basis part of a remarkable. knownas vision twenty twenty devised in the nine hundred ninety s. it's amos described officially as full spectrum dominance. this means control and see. cyber space and space five four three two one. from california almost five. the usa for instance it's intercontinental missile by firing them at the.
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imagine a missile coming screaming out of the sky it's absolutely terrifying there i think that there's there's really nothing. that i can imagine that that would be more terrifying than this and we're talking about. devices that any one of them could go off course. none of this disturbs life on the base where small town america has been recreated a wonderland of the suburban good. and. fabulous but there's nothing better than living on a tropical island and pretty much have each property and it's ok i live here.
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just across the bay busybodies. known as the slum of the pacific more than twelve thousand people live here on the strip of land less than a mile long. moony of them refugees from what is now a missile base and from islands poisoned by nuclear testing. every day people from me by are brought to work on the missile base to water the gardens and the golf course. then they are ferry back to the office. this is a part in the pacific.
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the men. any medicine. for this. page to pull them through here we've got the tropical. and you need vegetable and for. fish vegetables and fruit but once abundant only by. today fish is contaminated by toxic pollutants so the environmental protection agency. now the only food most people can afford is process and imported they have the highest rate of diabetes in the world.
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when someone gets really you. do they go to the hospital over on the base because. they've got a pretty modern clinic or. they don't treat three the one with whom it is in. places where they are for taking the blood and then. what happens when somebody is seriously ill. to haiti. the most consistent example. is the example of the ronald reagan missile site and e.p.i. next to it. on the ronald reagan missile site is a vivid example of the united states golf courses and. swimming pools and all kinds of manatees. right next to it is what was called the slum of the pacific and said it's a challenge a by. is in great need right now we talked about infrastructure one of the projects
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the u.s. is working with our australian colleagues and with the asian development bank is a sewer and water project desperately needed for the by he buys overcrowded schools need repair actually the u.s. military did a survey back in the seventy's and found that the sewers didn't work and the water didn't run them they like tricity wasn't there and only happened nor all that long ago they found almost exactly the same thing why why hasn't that been fix we've there's complete agreement that eba should be a priority and not only because of the current activities of the ronald reagan space and missile defense side but there's also now an additional component that is providing for global security and that's the space fence project by the air force. every mis all fired on the marshall islands by the us military costs one hundred million dollars each. this school bus is the only one only
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by they can't afford to replace it. but. the people we have no need for. it's being used to test missile the foreign countries like china. and anywhere else if they want. what would you like to see happen. i want our land. what makes this moment is given we're living so unique that. we haven't seen the
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president this unpredictable freedom of speech is a valid watley plausible that is a formula for authoritarianism in tyranny or near the light so long and there's nowhere to hide let me ask you straight up here is the two state solution in the whole bit up front retellings on al-jazeera. it really is the international perspective that sets al-jazeera are other news outlets beyond forests about. adding up possibly power outages syrians or wasn't is about public service and making a difference in people's lives i'm amazed every day by reporting on al-jazeera and the places that my colleagues go it inspires me to take a different approach to how i was heartless for. seven years after muammar gadhafi is controversial rain came to a violent end libya is frozen in time.
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competing forces each running for power and influence continue to disrupt a broken state but time forgot. in the second of a two part series the big picture on the six who's to blame. the lust for libya on al-jazeera. hello again everyone from going to here in doha with the top stories on al jazeera more than two weeks after he went missing saudi arabia has admitted for the first time that the journalist. was killed inside its consulate in istanbul it says that his death happened during a fight that contradicts information from turkish security sources that say was
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tortured and dismembered claims that saudi arabia has denied riyadh says that eighteen saudi nationals have been arrested while five top officials have been dismissed among them a senior intelligence officer and a close advisor to crown prince mohammed bin salma the us president says the arrests are a great first step but he wants to speak further with the crown prince many u.s. senators from both parties are calling for the u.s. to carry out its own investigation or not to accept saudi arabia's conclusions european nations have also reacted to saudi arabia's admission the u.k. says that it is considering its next steps while the president of the european parliament and the dutch prime minister of called for an urgent investigation the head of the turkish arab media association and a friend of. his last she called for justice for the journalist and his family. i would like to say to the saudi king and crown prince they will not be able to
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cover up the murder of jamal khashoggi god will always punish those who have not played fair and killed other people innocent people don't necessarily even our beliefs do not allow the killing of each other this is not fair nobody can deny that this is murder in other news there's been several attacks on polling stations in afghanistan as people vote in the first parliamentary election since twenty ten at least three people have been killed in explosions in the capital kabul. thousands of people are marching in london calling for a second referendum on britain's exit from the european union organizers say it's going to be the biggest rally of its kind with activists bussed in from across the country there are growing fears of a no deal exit which could create chaos at the borders and in the economy at least fifty nine people have been killed in the indian state of punjab where a train traveling at high speed ran into a large crowd thousands of people attending a festival. there's the headlines i'll be back with
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for you in a little over twenty five minutes but now let's get you back to the coming war on china. this is shanghai the historic hold on the yangtze river china's greatest city. i arranged to meet the american author james bradley whose latest bestselling book the china mirage reveals an extraordinary hidden history of american power and martin china. it was almost illegal for someone like me to know a chinese for almost all of american history the chinese came to america to mine gold and build the railroads and americans decided we didn't like the competition so in one thousand nine hundred two we had the chinese exclusion act which kept the
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chaney's out of the united states for about one hundred years so you have the largest population in the world that can come to the united states so at just the point we're putting up the statue of liberty saying we welcome everybody we were wrecked in a wall saying we welcome everybody except those cheney's. fear of a rising china today is the latest chapter in the history of propaganda but present to the chinese as uncouth and infant teil. to western popular and political culture the chinese became the yellow peril. and racial stereotypes pull the constant theme of fear and threat. as the t.v. show is actually. twisting his. revels
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in the stuff. so. this caricature of an entire people can see old enough or agenda. for the american to lead to in the nineteenth century china was a goldmine of drugs. war in delano the grandfather of franklin delano roosevelt was the american opium king of china he was the biggest american opium dealer second to the british he welcomed the first american ship into china to help with the opium wars much of the east coast of america colombia harvard yale
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princeton were born from opium money the american industrial revolution was funded by huge pools of money where did this come from it came from illegal drugs in the biggest market in the world china and we get this right the grandfather of. the most liberal president franklin delano roosevelt was a drug runner yes franklin delano roosevelt never made much money in his life he had public service jobs that were very lowly paid but he had yahtzee had summer homes he had mansions in new york city the kids went to private schools he inherited a fortune from warren dell. and though his father who is the american opium king of china if you scratch anyone with the name forbes in their name john forbes kerry secretary of state john forbes kerry you'll find opium money his great
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grandfather was an opium dealer how big was opium money opium money build the first industrial city in the united states lol massachusetts it built the first five railroads in the united states opium money all over the east coast but it wasn't talked about it was called the china trade and if you go to various museums you can see teas and silks. exhibited and they keep quiet about all that big opium money. in the scramble to get opium money china was invaded and colonized by britain and the other imperial powers. far anomalies grab the whole swathes of china this is the american army in tiananmen square peaking in one thousand nine hundred. great cities like shanghai what taken over and declared concessions and foreigners
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lived a life of privilege and luxury amidst terrible poverty imposed on the chinese. a resistance known as the boxer rebellion was put down with a savage. this rape of china set the tone for how china was perceived in the west well into the twentieth century. this is the distinguished historian we should know theodore h. white hundred five of the white house speaking in the one nine hundred sixty s. perhaps china is too vast to be governed by mercy yet if chinese mind craves order they must be brought to recognize they are the biggest factor in the world's
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disorder. and we must untangle the madness of their mind the most difficult task in the world is to reach the minds of men who. want what was really complaining about what the loss of a china but the imperial west could dominate and go to feet of general chairing cause sherrick who were these famously powerful christian wife mailing sume guarded america's interests in china. that is until they were thrown out to nine hundred forty nine by a communist revolution led by mouth say. mali had beaten chiang kai shek three times in huge battles involving millions of combatants mao was a winner in this contest from the early one nine hundred thirty s. on but we knew very little about it and people don't understand that even today.
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shanghai here's the message clearly as foreign businessmen board up their shops go now go quickly communism archer's take what you can but please. elbow haste the western powers evacuate the city they have built for good and bad alike must leave the business men come for profit as well as missionaries come to she must say good bye as out b.n.c. steams the last of western influence farewell to a century. even today it's difficult to understand the paranoia ignited by mouse revolution. as we look at china on the map we can see that china is the basic cause of all of our troubles in asia i believe that for the fate of.
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if you mess with the. to be prepared for the puppy beneath. a chinese need at their own the united way. one of the myths about mao is that he was an implacable enemy of the capitalist west. shanghai today is a prosperous international city still run by the communists at least. when i was last in china more than a generation ago the loudest noise was the tinkling of bicycle bells now
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just the streets were dark the universities were closed the chaos of the cultural revolution had given way to a great silence where exhausted was the freest comment. coming back the change was barely comprehensible. here in shanghai the freedom bears no comparison yes there are issues with human rights especially the right to speak against the state and challenge its power since i was last here millions of people of been lifted out of poverty many of them into an entirely new middle class this epic is still barely understood in the west or should there be wilfully misunderstood the truth is that china has matched america at cern great game of capitalism and that is one forgivable.
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one measure of china's new capitalism is the run rich list this league table of china's mega rich has published by rupert hogan warthe an old attorney and his chinese name as her run he's received many awards including china's man of the year this year two thousand and fifteen it's probably been the most extraordinary year of wealth creation in the history of china again in i've been doing this list of fifteen sixteen years i've never seen a year late two thousand and fifteen you know normally for two hundred million pounds or three hundred million dollars we find say eight hundred thousand people this year two thousand and fifteen is it's doubled they'll be more dollar billionaires noted in china than in the u.s. so the u.s. up until now has been the leader in terms of business. you know the most successful business tycoons in the world. china two thousand and fifteen but if they've taken
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the us said amazing. modern china is full of telling irony is not released this museum that was once the house where mounties comrades secretly found of the communist party of china in one nine hundred twenty one. today it stands in the heart of an exclusive fairy capitalist shopping district. when you leave the shrine to china's great revolution you are confronted by a surreal spectacle for right outside where the chinese communist party it was bone of the very symbols of capitalism stocks apple caught here.
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and down there perhaps the free market is greatest triumph bottled water but in shoals you live young costing six pounds for a small bottle in my hotel. now spin and his tune if he was here i'm not so sure hidden history is always a key to the truth five years before his great communist revolution in one hundred forty nine mts sent this secret message to washington china must industrialize wrote. this can only be done by free enterprise chinese and american interests fit together economically and politically america need not fear that we will not be cooperative we cannot risk crossing america we cannot risk any conflict.
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mal received no reply. nothing has changed. mouse a tongue was looking to be a friend with the united states from the beginning mouse says i will go meet franklin roosevelt in the white house moll reaches out nine hundred fifty to harry truman he reaches out to dwight eisenhower his hand was tossed away. this old. but unity that might of changed history prevented was saved countless lives was lost because the truth of miles over true was was denied in the washington of the one nine hundred fifty s. . state department officials who had carried mao's messages were condemned done justly as communist traitors. everybody who knew me who spoke chinese was gone in the one nine hundred fifty s. the state department had no employees who spoke cheney it's resulted in us not
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having relations with the number one most populous country in the world in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine this man deng's paying became china's paramount leader he said socialism does not mean shared poverty. this was code for the most radical reforms since miles revolution. the return of capitalism to china but this time controlled by the communist party. to be riches glorious day was reported as saying. america was now threatened by the emergence of a vast image of itself. this is one
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of the many very exclusive gated communities in shanghai where an apartment is one of the prices of the new communism. i had a range to see professor zion way way a close aide to the late things out paying the man who changed china. though in. really extremely. long term visionary the leader always exceed the long turn strategic vision for his country for his people that china is the you for that path you know the truth this is really a tradition from china's long history you look at even like mon he said we should suppose you could. supply. so they could didn't used to this. actually or many chinese
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have problems with the western media is this theory about china if you. contend with fear of hypes you missed so many things in the if b.b.c. broadcast something they are happy to always mention this comment is to dictatorship this autocracy not actually with this label you cannot understand this china as it is but if you watch b.b.c. c.n.n. or read economist and try to understand china it will be a failure it's impossible. multiple parties fight for political power and everyone voting on them is the only path to salvation for the long suffering that's. a shanghai entrepreneur educated in america and typical of a new confident outspoken political class in china there are
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a lot of problems but at the moment the chinese the party state has. an extraordinary ability to change me i make the joke. in america you can change political parties but you can't change policies. in china you cannot change the party but you can change policies. so in a sixty five or sixty six years china is being run by one single party yet. the political changes that have taken place in china in the past sixty six years have been wider and broader and greater then probably any other major country in modern memory so in that time china seems to be communist so approach will show well china is a market economy and survive by market economy but it is not a capitalist country here's why there is no way
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a group of billionaires could control the politburo. the owners control american policy making so in china you have a vibrant market economy but capital does not rise above political authority capital is not does not have in trying rights in america capital the interest of capital and capital itself has risen above the name of the american nation the political authority cannot check the power of capital and that's why america is a catalyst country but china is not this is the ironic title of a bestselling book by zhang leisure a journalist and critic who lives in beijing. many americans imagine that the chinese people live miserable repressed her life these
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no freedom western ever that's not quite sure if you toss speak to many ordinary chinese people they will tell you that they feel that their life i quite free some five hundred million people being lifted off the poverty in some would say probably six hundred million people that's a great achievement. for many americans the yellow peril has never left and i think of the there's the fear about china of course there's a fear for china's rapid rise but it's also has a lot to do. with china's their label as communists and states china subject of some modest compare where their weight they're not trying to run the world they're not even trying to run asia pacific i think they want to keep america from dominating the asia pacific so they have what they
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believe is their rightful place in asia pacific because alonso was asian long history in their size so their objectives are really modest compared with their capacity the world for new wealth in china but often so this is this is the product of so far made entrepreneur school but is it not also the product of the exploitation of people at the bottom what are known in china as migrants but they're not really migrants. if you really. go to port to this my woodworkers you will find quite surprisingly. over the past five to seven years they have experienced. greater increase there in the social groups china not a car society. but china is
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a class society. these are the homes of migrant workers people who build and service the new china. here it's not uncommon for three families to share one tiny flat. you know you would get a socialist country wheezy quality but i'm fortunately since the reform has started china has become one of the most unequal societies in the word the income gap is widening governments i feel have retreated some of the responsibility left the markets to takeover by the market does not always treat women kindly. private companies they would just refuse to high and challenged bearing age women and
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sometimes when women become pregnant they were thanked them because they don't want to pay their matelote leave and in fact the income gap has grown much bigger between men and women your old boss funk presided over the bloodshed and tear them square what would you say to the survivors of tiananmen square because so many of those did fight for what very saw as democratic change in china. in one thousand eight hundred nine there were two political force one was those represented by the chinese students their hero was me how you gorbachev who happened to be a cheap one. their slogan was severe unions today china's tomorrow so the idea was political reform first other reforms second otherwise china will be hopeless
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and the mess you which opposite he saw. it now he saw you know china must have economic reform first other reforms second this priority must be set clear. canara is the front line of a beckoning war with china we can't continue to allow china to rape our country and that's what they're doing there never have been two countries more into dependent on each other then china and the us in history there's like a total disconnect with the changing world you have a giant rising power in this case china. why would you expect the giant rising power to not want to have more control over its destiny or does a cent. what is that what's the purpose i mean where are we going to stop this process before it starts the war. and then if the war starts where does that end.
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if you are in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when miss was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china to on a just. from
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the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. we've got a fair few showers into southeast asia at the moment a little wet weather there just pushing out of paraguayan nothing a little further north as well the more organized band of rain there is that eastern side of brazil that will push its way further north as we go in through the next twenty four thirty six hours alyssa's wet weather there pushing up towards south little. dry weather coming in behind there for ria twenty three celsius on sas the name brought to skies is be going into sunday that rain just not just a little further north was not too bad into want to say as temperatures here twenty one degrees celsius fine and dry that if a sunday i go with a high of twenty six further north we've got some very wet weather making its way across the caribbean some well disposed of right into the women islands i think that the beta could see some very heavy showers pushing down towards more than pass over south america live the show is there into central america as well and just notice the system swirling away off shore that is struggle storm vincente that's
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making its way along that west coast of mexico eventually it will make landfall very heavy rain gradually pushing in behind further north you can see it's fun and dry for much of the great friends he said looking good for jamaica and for here before the north it will improve i'm pleased to say for texas as this cloud gradually makes its way to the south. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. the diagnosis he has been sick for a long six months now the challenge ahead the ring one of these ninety six could be a new cure for the basis of a new cure for colors are their illness or disability al-jazeera examines priam meaning treatments so this is the explosive yes it's basically a wearable robot that kiera revisited on al-jazeera and monday put it well on.
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u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. this is al jazeera. and i'm adrian for the gun this is that he is a live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes saudi arabia reverses days of denials now claiming the journalist jamal social was killed in its onboard
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consulate during a brawl. i think it's a very important first step donald trump says the saudi explanation sounds credible but others in washington of finding it hard to believe. also ahead taliban attacks and technical glitches bring fear and frustration as afghans attempt to vote in parliamentary elections plus. a mission to mercury a spacecraft sets off on a journey to find out more about the solar system smallest at least explored planets. saudi arabia has admitted that journalist jamal khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in istanbul the information was announced in the middle of the night on saudi state television seventeen days after she walked into the consulate building
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at a series of subsequent denials riyadh now says there was a brawl inside and that he died during the fight five top saudi officials are said to have been sacked among them a senior intelligence officer and an advisor to the royal court eighteen of the been arrested u.s. president donald trump says that saudi arabia's announcement seems credible but others in washington say they're far from convinced while turkey's ruling party has vowed to reveal all details about social g.'s death adding that it will never allow a cover up saudi arabia's latest account contradicts information from turkish security sources that she was tortured killed and dismembered lived out live shortly to istanbul and washington in a few moments so it's the al-jazeera is andrew simmons on all the latest developments. images played out relentlessly worldwide as saudi arabia denied jamal khashoggi had been killed but this was the last anyone would see of him alive and
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it was the beginning of a crisis that shaken the saudi royal household to its foundations to the despair of sixty year old fiance had t.j. . who had waited in vain for him to leave the consulate the saudis initially said he wasn't in the building now they finally admitted that six year old is dead and this statement has been issued from the public prosecutor at the cotton a while ago at the as an attorney about i'ma the first investigation into the disappearance of saudi citizen jamal khashoggi and shows that there was an argument and quarrel between him and the people he met at the saudi consulate in istanbul the quo led to his death but the announcement from saudi arabia cuts against what turkish investigators say happened inside this building it all boils down to an eleven minute ot a recording of events in which they say within minutes. was attacked and he died in
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a most gruesome way his body being cut up and handed part by part to other saudi officials inside the building your man wants and i entered the building the met for a few minutes with the consul general to discuss his papers that he needed and he was immediately attacked by a gang of killers that were signed specifically to stumble to actually liquidate him it wasn't an accidental death it wasn't a fist fight to the point where the consul general on tape is allegedly screaming please do not do it here you are getting me in trouble the saudi statement announced the detention of suspects those arrested named but may well include what the turks say was a fifty. one member it seem at least four of them officials close to the royal household including this man mohamad tree by an intelligence official who the turks
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a lead the operation on the ground tracked by c.c.t.v. cameras entering the consulate ahead of death and later leaving the country and at least five high ranking officials have been sacked a trusted advisor to mohammed bin salman is among them so do al kut sanny also ackman sciri deputy chief of intelligence and former spokesman for the saudi u.a.e. led coalition in the war in yemen. the crown prince will now head a restructuring of the general intelligence agency the announcements appear to signal that mohammed bin salmond is being absolved of blame for jamal khashoggi death as the turkish inquiry continues the actions of saudi arabia leave more questions than answers among them where the remains of general. and more than anything else was this really is saudi arabia portrays some sort of accident or
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a rogue operation from within its own well household. andrew simmons al-jazeera is temple the european nations have been reacting to the statement from saudi arabia close saudi ally britain says that it's considering the reports of what the u.k.'s next steps will be the president of the european parliament has called for an urgent investigation to clarify the circumstances surrounding her death dutch prime minister mark ruta has echoed the sentiments saying that many questions still unanswered and short time ago addressing. germany's chancellor angela merkel said that she doesn't accept saudi arabia's explanation that's according to bloomberg let's go live now to istanbul shell is outside the saudi arabian consulate in the city. what are we to make of this midnight's this dead of the night about from saudi arabia after insisting for so long that it had no idea what happened to work . and that as far as they knew he'd left the consulate alive and well.
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that's a very good question i mean people here who have been following this story genuinely were at a loss of words when they saw the statements come out for so many different reasons initially we heard the saudis essentially lie lie and lie some more from the beginning saying well he wasn't in the consulates we don't know where he is come and search the consulate the consul general himself opening up drawers and electric covers the saudi ambassador to the united states saying that there was no way that the consulate knew where he was prince mohammed bin said a man himself in an interview saying that's as far as he knew if you. left right after that was the sound of the narrative that's been pushed now for seventeen days then in the middle of the night on a weekend when nothing is open in saudi arabia you suddenly had the statements come out claiming that a fifty nine year old a respected economists journalist entered the consulates got involved in
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a brawl as they put it with fifteen. saudi security operatives among some special forces amongst them members of prince mohammed bin some months personal on storage amongst them the chief. specialist in essentially cutting up bodies also sees. that he was strangled in this brawl but they failed to say where his body was failed to say why them those fifteen people were in the country who they had claimed for seventeen days were actually tourists visiting a stumble on a less than twenty four hours to risk vacation and therefore people are finding it very difficult not just to believe but are wondering basically how the saudis can be so brazen in trying to sell a narrative which is so that's hatched from the realities that of thus far been established and maybe this latest comments by german chancellor angela merkel is the first demonstration from at least rolled leaders essentially willing to call
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bluff for. the other time essentially that's used for people not necessarily he's telling the truth the turks see or have they say they have the evidence the bowl is firmly in their court here in the sense that the turks now have to show that actually the saudi narrative is ok indeed void of reality if they do have the evidence that they say they've shared with other intelligence officers then a lot of people are putting pressure now on so i could step up around several of saudi arabia's regional allies say that they believe saudi arabia's version of the story the us president says that he says if it sounds credible what about turkey does turkey buy it no not at all i mean because the information we've been getting from our sources inside the government as well as close to the investigation have painted a completely different picture aside from those facts that i mentioned earlier in
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terms of the personnel that were flown in they were flown in a private jets belonging to a company that was personally commandeered by crown prince to have been some amount as part of this corruption crackdown the fact that it involved his personal and the fact that on that day the man who had an underage package about a multi before american intelligence attach it to the contents of the embassy in london and one of them having some months present on charge made four phone calls to crown prince one of them some months personal secretary but also agent it's very important jamal khashoggi when he entered the consulate on the tuesday that it was not the first time he entered he had entered several days before and several days before he was. explicitly told by the consulate general come back on this day your paperwork will be done in that timeframe we suddenly saw this hit squad being put together sent in. i mean the concept of why you know the coincidental
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appearance of a bones all in a coincidence after this. strange fights that's broke out the fact that after you have a fight with somebody the logical thing would be to trip them up into pieces and then dispose of the body all of these things makes it very difficult but then again as you mention the turks whilst they're not buying this was they are selling a different narrative they say they have the evidence to still have not come out with it they insist that they will they say there will be transparency they say the world will know about it but till now there is also a lot of responsibility on the starks to come out and demonstrate to the world how this is not the case jamal many thanks shell reporting live from istanbul as we've been reporting the u.s. president says he is fairly happy with saudi arabia's explanation but others in washington including members of his own party of far from convinced his party kohei in. u.s. president donald trump spent the day checking out america's most advanced weapons
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of war and as he sat down to talk to defense contractors this is what mattered most even as saudi arabia admitted killing u.s. resident and journalist jamal khashoggi they were four hundred fifty billion dollars there's never been anything like it the last thing i want to do is say we're not going to you know we're not going to supply you with those numbers are actually not true the white house cannot point to any evidence that saudi arabia is actually spending anywhere close to that amount of money for many members of congress they say it's not about the money they say the saudis story just doesn't add up their story doesn't pass the smell test and i think it's high time for congress to recalibrate our relationship with saudi arabia close advisor to the president senator lindsey graham seemed to point the finger at mohammed bin solomon in this tweet writing first we were told mr khashoggi supposedly left the consulate and there was a blanket denial of any.


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