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around three and a half thousand tourists were in the area at the time but none were injured the police were running around the main street shouting up up up and going go up go up a co-op we were in the. temple so we were up. the river that was it was right. before taking with a stream with. the stones. being three minutes or four minutes the main role were for all the overall petra's flood channels worked as intended the volume and intensity of a torrent four meters high test at the flood barriers to their limits numerous other areas were similarly affected the city of declared a state of civil emergency and across the country the fatalities included two children and one of the divers in gauged in the rescue efforts. at the lesser
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sitting in coming operations by the jordanian search and rescue teams and divers teams are still continuing backed by around forces john di maria public security personnel unfortunately the death figures have risen and include one of the civil defense divers in saudi arabia to friday's sudden downpours quickly filled traffic underpasses with water and hundreds of motorists faced being stranded by the rising floods. it's only a fortnight since a flash flood near the jordanian dead sea killed twenty one people including thirteen children who were on a school trip when their bus was swept away that tragedy led to the resignations of both the education minister and the tourism minister over perceived failings in the government's response to the jordanian response in the aftermath of this latest deluge has been an extensive search and rescue efforts but the receding water has left the affected areas in jordan need deep in mud and sludge making the search
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effort doubly difficult paul brennan al-jazeera. so i had an al-jazeera too close to call the u.s. midterm election results from florida eyeing in the balance. and sri lanka's political crisis deepens with the president's latest news facing a legal challenge. at our winter is turkey and nasty has already been some early snow around the great lakes of the midwest now for midwest and it was caused by this thing here so the cold fronts going through the code has come down unfortunately lighting trees the wind sets through southern california these santa ana winds which have been causing such trouble with the fires so that's not going to help as the weather itself is forty out of the sky will start comes as far south again as colorado denver's max
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minus one and that code isn't just in colorado and said it came a long way south dallas is back to a max of nine degrees you might even see some snow in northern texas you hang around for another day because you get the trough collecting of the south big sun storms in the cold air coming down from the north and that's why for the snow has got where the sun is out the maximum term should by day in minneapolis as an example is minus five just think back to weeks and weep south of all this it's quiet at the moment and the showers are dying down fairly rapidly with the lesser antilles the focus of fairly frequent daily show's greater antilles and brought back through kubrick's generally a fine looking picture we have got showers developing even a spell of rain in mexico particularly yucatan and a focus maybe on nicaragua and costa rica otherwise much of it is dry. on currency the cost us sanctions on iran up back as europe files to step into line
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we'll look at how difficult it is to resist the financial mights of the dollar plus china insists its economy is opening up the latest on the trade war with the u.s. counting the cost on al-jazeera. you're watching or does it a reminder about top stories this hour turkey's president has increased the pressure inside the arabia to reveal the truth about the murder of jon miller says
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i'm all. ears up talking about it one says he's shared audio recordings related to the killing with saudi arabia the us france germany and the u.k. . the death tolls doubles to at least twenty three as wildfires continue to burn in california two hundred thousand people have been forced to leave their homes fires have destroyed one hundred fifty houses in los angeles county the coastal community of malibu has been evacuated. at least twelve people have been killed as heavy rains caused flash flooding across jordan tourists are being forced to run for higher ground in petra kingdoms an ancient city and one of its most popular destinations. democratic republic of congo says the latest outbreak of ebola is the worst in its history the health ministry says nearly two hundred people have died in two northeastern provinces since oldest groups are said to be preventing health workers. from reaching patients that have been ten outbreaks of
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the virus since it was first discovered near the above the river in one thousand nine hundred six. is a specialist in infectious diseases and tropical medicine he says medical stuff and d c are struggling to get to infected people in time well certainly it's a very tragic event and it is a bad outbreak in it had ten outbreaks of ebola before and this is the worst and the largest people are so great so far this outbreak is challenging for several reasons now any bold virus outbreak is difficult to deal with at the best of times but this has several challenges one is that it's both in an urban and rural setting and we know from the prior outbreak in two thousand and fourteen in west africa that urban outbreaks are challenging to deal with just because there's such a large number of people in a small area it's also close to international borders especially with uganda and it's always challenging when there are porous borders and people can travel freely between different sovereign nations but i think most importantly for this outbreak
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it's an unstable area and there is some violence and really just a lot of instability in the area and it's extremely challenging for the political and the public health workers to ensure proper access and timely access to medical care for people who have an infection or a possible infection and also to protect close contacts of people who are infected with ebola virus so there's several challenges as to what is the worst outbreak so far. it is from seventy countries there in the french capital to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the end of world war one for u.s. and french leaders it was also a chance to bridge the transatlantic divide and to try to find a political resolution to the war in yemen diplomatic editor james bays reports from paris. at the palace they were in damage limitation mode just as he touched down in air force one president trumpet tweeted the president
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back rolls calls for a european army were very insulting as they met face to face the french president seemed keen to stress they were still on the same track france has for decades backed further integrating the e.u.'s military resources but in a way that doesn't harm nato i do believe that my proposal europeans and after the consistent with their goals it means more europe is no need to mock fs of. the earth. would you say but in general. my attitude has been we want to stick it to. each other where we can do it the best most efficient would be the world wide. plans for a formal meeting between president trump and president putin were dropped because the elysee palace doesn't want politics to overshadow a weekend of solemn commemoration but with president trump in town there's always
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controversy. president trump who tweeted throughout his flight late into the night and again well before dawn at the last minute canceled a trip to a cemetery where more than two thousand u.s. marines a barrett the white house blamed logistics and the weather it has been drizzling a little here. the weather didn't stop other leaders justin trudeau the canadian prime minister did visit a cemetery in northern france and president macro would join the german chancellor angela merkel signing a note to remember it's in the same railway carriage north of paris where the armistice was agreed one hundred years ago ending a four year war cost as many as nineteen million more lives. out his era.
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the u.s. state of florida is once again the center of an election battle a recount spin orders in the races for governor and for the senate because the poll results of are too close to call eighteen years ago florida was also the setting for a controversial recount during a presidential election eventually just a few hundred votes there helps to give george w. bush the white house is on the reports from washington d.c. . the midterm elections are over but not in florida the race for governor and senate are still undecided too close to call so winners have not yet been announced in the senate race republican rick scott got fifty percent of the votes bill nelson the democratic incumbent forty nine point nine percent only fourteen thousand votes separate the two candidates out of over eight million cast in the state now both republicans and democrats are accusing each other of wrongdoing and it's gotten ugly i will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election
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from the great people florida but the governor's race in florida is also headed for a recount with republican congressman ron decentest at forty nine point six percent of the vote compared to andrew guillen's forty nine point one about a thirty six thousand vote difference we don't just get the opportunity to stop accounting votes because we don't like the direction in which the vote tally is heading that is not democratic and that certainly is not the american way and america we count every vote regardless of what the outcome may be broward county is florida's second biggest county home to nearly two million people many provisional ballots were counted late and dozens of rejected ballots mistakenly mixed with knowledge ones for u.s. president donald trump it's a personal he campaigned hard for the republicans in florida had them both holding razor thin leads trump insinuated without evidence the democrats are trying to
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stuff the ballot boxes i don't all of a sudden they're finding votes i mean after the election they're finding votes nelson rejected trump's claim votes are not being found they're being counted the confusion has stirred outrage with protesters on both sides gathered outside the offices election officials are meeting to sort through the ballots. this isn't the first time florida has been at the center of an election controversy who can forget the florida recount between george w. bush and al gore in the two thousand presidential race bush ultimately won florida by less than six hundred votes giving him the electoral college victory thus the presidency the florida recount eighteen years ago was alternately decided here at the supreme court it's unclear foresee a repeat of that what is very certain that the current recount most likely involve a lot of lawyers lawsuits and drag on for
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a very long time gabriels andro. washington. because largest political party says it will legally challenge the president's decision to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections in january as it my three paula said a senator has already fired and replaced the prime minister then of the nanda as reports from colombo. sacked ministers have complained to the elections chief about the snap. this is the illegal act and does not. call an election at the state and therefore we complain and. we had a discussion with the commission and act i go to the law and the constitution but the new government is defending the president saying he acted in keeping with the constitution proximate reason for this he's that concrete that the. legislature. and
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executive was heading for. rituals promoted by speaker of the house the ninety demand went to the constitution was passed by the serious individual missing her combine in two thousand and fifteen to strengthen parliament but critics like those behind me the president has undermined the institution with his actions to first suspend and then dissolve parliament demonstrators who've been here every evening since the crisis began see the president's actions and democratic i will see here. but others are happy with what's happened. because this is my country and i want to save my country. that. some day. a number of
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petitions challenging the president's actions are expected to be submitted to the supreme court on monday. i remember zille has triggered a landslide which has killed at least ten people rescuers are still searching for at least four people missing in the mud and debris outside the city of rio de janeiro and and others have been pulled out alive people have been advised to move to say from the cations but some say they will go. the lebanese armed group is one of the targets of u.s. sanctions aimed at iran the u.s. wants to curb the influence of iran which bugs hezbollah but as in the heart of reports from beirut the groups now getting money from elsewhere. it was another strategic win for iran when its allies met on the syrian iraqi border they created a land corridor connecting to her on to beirut iran's most valuable asset has been
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the lebanese armed group hezbollah its fighters helped keep their arms ally syrian president bashar assad in power the trumpet ministration wants to counter the islamic republic spreading influence and part of its strategy is to reimpose sanctions the first time the americans impose sanctions on iran or hezbollah every now and then they impose a new batch of sanctions on on has been hezbollah those through the international economic system they don't have. the us catch but it doesn't mean hezbollah is not facing financial pressure fundraising campaigns have intensified in recent years particularly since hezbollah joined what has been a costly war in syria donations have long been a source of revenue for the group its supporters who are from the muslim community believe it is a religious jew to share part of their earnings. i won't say that the
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sanctions will not have an effect they will have an effect but we have the strength infrastructure and human resources to get through these difficulties because i mean hezbollah for some time now has reduced its expenses are not facing a financial crisis but taking precautionary measures they fear the targeting of ship businessmen and companies in lebanon and abroad. but the u.s. has been targeting hezbollah's financial support networks in lebanon and globally sanctioning individuals and companies linked to the group serving as power will not be easy its military wing is stronger than the army it enjoys relative autonomy and its strongholds it provides social welfare services to its supporters in many ways it acts like a state hezbollah has been the most powerful player in lebanese politics the group and its allies now control parliament and have the final say in the makeup of the next government well it's definitely using state. financial
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resources and terms of cash to get the years ago the used they used institution in order to fill the gap in the well first they used to directly provide. the u.s. sanctions may be tougher than in the past but a more aggressive strategy may be needed to counter iran's influence that however with threaten that in on stability senator beirut. thousands of italians have marched against government plans to tighten immigration they're angry about proposals to restrict residence permits for asylum seekers and to remove the citizenship of migrants convicted of terror offenses parliament's expected to approve the order later this month a town mayor who was placed under house arrest for welcoming refugees has denounced what he's called a drift towards racism and fascism. this
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is all just zero these are the top stories turkey's president has increased the pressure on saudi arabia to reveal the truth about the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. the one who says he shared audio recordings related to the killing with saudi arabia the u.s. france germany and the you came about has more from paris. it was a crucial moment for president who was hoping to push the americans towards a tougher stance against sandy arabiya i guess the backdrop of the murder of a saudi journalist. turkey wants the international community to keep up the pressure against the saudis for the kingdom to come out and say who gave the order to kill. he has somehow dominated the agenda of some of the meeting specifically the meeting between presidents donald trump and a man well they said that they wanted the saudis to give more details about what
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happened to the saudi journalist the death toll from fires burning in california has doubled to at least twenty three two hundred thousand people have been forced to leave their homes fires have destroyed one hundred fifty houses in los angeles county and the coastal community of malibu has been evacuated. at least twelve people have been killed as heavy rain caused flash flooding across jordan tourists have been forced to run for higher ground and petra kingdoms ancient city and one of its most popular destinations almost four thousand visitors in the area will move to safety and dozens of people have been injured. democratic republic of congo is calling the latest ebola outbreak the worst in its history the health ministry says that since august nearly two hundred people have died in two northeastern provinces on groups are hampering health workers from reaching patients. thousands of italians marched against the government's plans to tighten immigration they're
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angry at a new decree to restrict residence permits for asylum seekers and strip citizenship from migrants convicted of terror offenses on the loose likely to approve the order later this month those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost of life in the. it is murder when you throw a fire bomb into someone's home and eat it off ashes you know. not insignificant in numbers that insignificant ideologically that is significant is it. very significant by dick big government in the fucked up policy now shall not kill the radicalized series on al-jazeera.
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oh i made that again this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a weekly look at the world of business and economics this week u.s. sanctions on iran are back as europe vows not to step into line we'll look at how difficult it is to resist the financial might of the dollar. also this week putting on a show china insists that its economy is opening up but convincing the rest of the world is proving difficult. struggling to maintain its status as the only negative country in the world. as of this week iran is now effectively shut out from the dollar dominated financial system u.s. sanctions on iran of snapped back into place and they're aimed right at the heart of the islamic republic's economy oil they also target shipping banks and financial entities that enable iran's oil trade the goal is to make iran curb its missile and nuclear program now if you're wondering why the oil market hasn't moved
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dramatically it's because eight countries got a six month waiver china taiwan india south korea greece italy japan and turkey iran's biggest customers so that helped keep a lid on any global oil price disruption for now iran's president has some rouhani has said this country doesn't need american waivers to sell oil al-jazeera same bus ravi reports from tehran. one of the reasons president donald trump gave to pull out of the two thousand and fifty nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on iran was the country's growing military influence in the middle east and their ballistic missiles program. so it was perhaps not a coincidence that iranians scheduled one of their largest military exercises of the year on the same day as u.s. sanctions kicked back in with. multiple air defense units took part in war games spanning half a million square kilometers across the country and as the missiles took flight on
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the ground the iranian president lobbed insults at the american president for having was by able to go scout that i don't think any other administration in the history of the united states has been as opposed to the law and international treaties i've not seen any administration in the white house as racist as these people and you cannot expect anything else from them in a speech to his recently shaken up economic team rouhani laid out a broad plan for the future come what may iran will sell oil and will break u.s. sanctions in the face of american threats iranians put their faith in the basic principle of supply and demand i believe the sanction was. but that they couldn't sanction is not the. sudden need. some think in their mind and then put sanctions and you need the supply side you cannot expect the pres good
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though. price goes up iran has used unmarked ships to sell oil in international waters traded oil using the barter system and rouhani has also floated the idea of selling oil in alternative currencies to the u.s. dollar iran is also counting on a european bypass to the american banking system but months of promises and public support by the european union have not led to practical solutions behind closed doors some iranians are asking if that was the plan all along despite rouhani is insistence that european support is a big deal for iran keeping iran will not be the only challenge for europe to keep iran in the nuclear deal with american sanctions at full strength and more said to be on the way they'll also have to figure out how to turn the temperature down between hamas and iran and washington. well the e.u. along with china and russia remain committed to the nuclear deal but fighting the
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sanctions is proving difficult the bloke is trying to set up a special purpose vehicle to avoid penalties but that plan still lacks practical details in the meantime companies that need access to u.s. markets are leaving iran swift the belgium based global financial messaging system also said that it would fall into line with the u.s. restrictions and its disconnecting blacklisted iranian banks as the iran sanctions came into force france put forward the idea of boosting the role of the euro but challenging the power of the dollar may prove difficult well the dollar is just one of the world's one hundred eighty five currencies to when it comes to foreign exchange it is the king in ninety percent of global foreign exchange trading involves the us dollar it is the world's official reserve currency and it's mostly because the us is the strongest and most stable economy in the world global assets commodities like oil corn and gold are traded in dollars reserves held in u.s.
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dollars climbed to sixty two point four eight percent of global allocated reserves in the first quarter of this year the euro introduced in one thousand nine hundred nine is the second most commonly held currency but it's far behind the dollar accounting for around twenty percent of global reserves that china would like to you want to replace the dollar as the global currency but it too has a long way to go it accounted for one point eight four percent of global central bank reserves in mid twenty eighteen so for now the dollar rules joining us now from washington is dr sorry mark sure is our is the founder and president of s.p.p. energy international good to have you with us sorry what about those waivers we were talking about a few moments ago surely there's a self-defeating for the u.s. on. me here actually. so the president trumps administration bridge to d.c.
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our understanding and de sac conclusion that it's better to put the priority for any term election first at the event and the rise of price of gasoline domestically inside who are so they groom are forced to be lose the seats and then there is enough time to attempt and the pressure is against iran and also there is that expectation in the market that in the next six months i mean two thousand and nineteen the market is going to face over and over supply due today higher expert capacity from us and also lower demand so the market will be more red at that time if for any pressures iran is needed so is the us using the reserve currency status of the us dollar as a weapon when it comes to iran well i mean there are many different weapons if you want to act and sit there and u.s. is using at against iran but what is more very important is that all of these countries that are importing oil from iran none of them are going to get any types
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of currency back to iran and iran can only import humanitarian goods or this is where it goes those moves that are not subject to sanctions back to iran so they're kind of bartering their oil for food or medicine or necessary goods but you said the chess game is is far from complete here all these sanctions from the u.s. point of view go to work or will they they fail iran seems to be fairly confident that it can withstand these sanctions if they do fail from an american point of view does that signal that the dollar can no longer be used as a foreign policy weapon yes i agree with your question because now we have european union that they are coming up with as specific channels of trade would be iran banking at transaction with iran and if these channels are built for a more of formal and more usable. ways of working with iran this of course is going to weaken i know and dollar as it were and also iraq is now selling its oil
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in a local currency to these countries so i agree i mean if he pushed this more or if we want to use this as a weapon is going to and if he's losing its influence from we cannot also denying the fact that it's all have it's own and sequences on iran's economy obviously any sanctions regime is bad for iran and the iranian economy but who benefits here is it us oil producers is it saudi arabia will iran end up losing market share at what is approved a particularly important time for the oil market. well yes in that sense if you look at it especially in two thousand and nineteen that the market expects much higher u.s. oil market both on the production side and an export capacity to pipeline capacity of export is going to raise significantly from united states and obviously not have to supply and mostly none of the shell supplier want to have that nowhere in price
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because it has a. negative impact on the show production so iran's sanctions would definitely benefit major producers not only saudi arabia and the us but also helps russia if you want to look at that any major producer would benefit from not having another significant producer in a market to take over their market share but at this point you could well in market expect is that saudi and russia both kind of expect their export as much as they could and they kind of grab the market share as much as they could so we will what we have is the u.s. market share that could expand in the in the end in the next few months by need to come in one thousand one final question how long can it runs economy withstand these sanctions what happens if iran basically goes bust and can't provide basic.
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public services i mean who bails them out. well the thing is that this is not the first round of sanctions on iran so iran's oil was sanctions out what a few years ago when they nationalized their oil so they running government there are so colored youth they are built and living under the sanctions and there are your views and their policies there are always a shaping based on how they can be more resistance i know you want well and that's true if you look at it even though the nuclear sanctions were lifted in two thousand and fifteen iran expanded its domestic condensate processing capacity and and expectation. future sanctions which brings us to today that iraq condensate is also part of this action so they're basing their country and their economy their industrial base them to be resilient day more every day more an end date for iran's economy could use to survive this round of sanctions but what is really hurting iran's economy is the corruption the domestic corruption lack of management so
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that's what really could hurt humans economy but would be sanctions critical iran's economy to extend that the whole system would collapse you don't expect to see our really good story many thanks indeed dr sarra surely that in washington thank you still to come on counting the cost why i have every coast's white gold is now at the center of the u.s. china trade war. but first rethink your budget or face fines that's the message from the european commission to its elite the government in rome has put forward a rule busting spending and tax cut plan the expansionary measures designed to grow the economy but the e.u. says the proposal is an expensive miscalculation it's the first time that a member state's budget has been rejected by the block the italians now have until november thirteenth to resubmit the founder of the world wide web says the internet is broken but that he has a plan to fix it speaking at the web summit tech conference in lisbon this week tim
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berners lee said that there's been a big change in the web since he invented it nearly thirty years ago his foundation has released a new contract for the web with guidelines for companies governments and individuals to protect an open web the contacts will be published in may next year at a moment when whole of the world's population is expected to be online. that's been described as the greenest country on the planet three quarters of butan is covered by thick forests to rare wildlife but as the country continues to develop it's struggling to find new ways to balance economic growth with the protection of the environment needs barco reports it is a window on a time before humans. time is the only carbon negative country in the world producing more oxygen than it consumes. at least sixty percent of the country must be forested is in trying to the constitution but as b.
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town slowly embraces the modern age keeping it this way is a huge challenge the pristine wilderness is home to one of the rarest animals on earth the himalayan snow leopard by careful conservation the term successfully managed to maintain numbers the same also goes for another big cat the bengal tiger for a small country like don sandwiched between india and china we are all one of our biggest contributions is being very symbolic of the things that we can do when we have the right leadership you know when you have the right vision and the right commitment from the people there are stories of large predators stalking these ancient forests for generations which is probably what gave rise to the legendary story of the meat or yeti in reality though in addition to the big cats there are also wild boar and black bears here living in close proximity to these creatures is
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a major concern for farmers worried about keeping their livestock safe. every evening luck pummel keeps watch over her fields while boren deer often devour her crops. she resorts to age old techniques to safeguard her livelihood. the government installed an electric fence nearby but it needs repair there's a compensation scheme if livestock a killed but the payout often doesn't cover the price of a new animal killing a large predator will almost certainly lead to a jail sentence despite the challenges boots in the show unlikely levels of tolerance towards wildlife helped by hydropower twenty five percent of putin's national income comes from selling energy to neighboring india it also allows the government to provide farmers with free electricity. but hydro projects
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account for harf of the national debt political promises conservationists fear the country may compromise its forests in order to balance its books we all hugh sums of money some sums of money we cannot afford sums of money that have been borrowed from international agencies on the world bank and the asian development bank man is such a greedy force and the natural resources are the easiest way to make money the pace of change is increasing. the country's future depends on preserving a delicate balance between humans and nature now this week china's president xi jinping vowed to further open up access to the economy for foreign companies he was speaking at a big trade show in shanghai from there our china correspondent reports. it is only from the air that you get the scale of this vast event happening on the
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edge of shanghai china's commercial hub the expo is part of an effort to rebranded countries global trading image it was planned long before the united states began imposing tariffs on chinese imports many heads of state and prime ministers are here but none from the world's leading economies at the opening ceremony president xi jinping once more presented himself as the guardian of free trade or at least his version of it. china is committed to further opening up and promoting free trade china will remain a strong advocate of global openness and will be the main driver of global economic growth he didn't refer to china's trade dispute with the united states but warned against a winner takes all mentality the president also failed to mention some of the complaints that foreign executives have about doing business in this country they complain that the chinese leadership public commitment to free trade often aren't
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borne out by its actions. u.s. companies are represented here even if they government isn't probably flying the flag of a salt lake city health products company that arrived in china eighteen months ago but is still waiting for regulatory approval the time and length and cost and uncertainty of approving a get in a blue hat has made it so difficult for all external companies to come in foreign firms often have to enter into a joint venture as a condition for doing business here but that didn't bother this attorney and furniture designer who actively sought such an arrangement yes to own course that because the like a helper from chinese can you know could be a chinese we know a lot of the things that we cannot to be a lot of the whale. shanghai's does aling night time skyline is often touted as
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a symbol of china's openness but some economists warn that if its leaders fail to deliver on the promises made at this expo those flashing lights could one day become warning signals joining us now from london is greg swenson gregg's the founding partner of london based brig a finance company which focuses on investments at emerging and from tim markets greg good to have you with us once again. said this week that he was going to reduce tariffs open up his country's markets the world even promised foreign investors to tighten laws to protect intellectual property rights in china what are we to make a bet. yes i mean that would be great if if he did all those things you know it's a good sign and i think maybe he's responding and i hope that you are he's responding to the the direction of president trump and he's responding to you know obviously trying to mediate or at least make some compromise but but it's clear and
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i don't think there's any dispute that china is a systematic trade shooter and ip theft is a major part of that so i think that his in if he's if he is truthful and he actually means business that's a fantastic sign and i hope i hope that's the case i really do donald trump's party the republicans of course lost control of the house of the u.s. mid terms how is that or is it going to affect u.s. trade policy in any way. well we don't know yet but i don't think that the president will ever you know ever get into a real dispute with congress on this particular topic because it's one of the few things where where the left and even the progressive left is actually supportive of the president's policies charles schumer for example the senate minority leader has come out in on several occasions supporting the president you know getting into trying to fix the problem of chinese china and chinese trade so it might be the one
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area where there is some there is some you know sort of unity between the right in the left between the republicans and the democrats so i don't think this will be an area where the where the congress puts up any any great barriers and if and frankly that it's the republicans that would have done that when they were in the majority because there's more you know pro-business pro-trade republicans whereas the democrats i think will have no problem with any sort of you know tariffs and trade barriers but good that support that that cross party support extends. to the president expanding his trade or say for instance if he wanted to. reduce turn of some of the european union or or even withdrawal from the e.u. yeah that's i mean it's a great question and i surely hope that that does not happen you know a lot of this a lot of this rhetoric at the beginning of the the trade war or at the beginning of
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this administration you know was i had hoped would be to focus particularly on china and frankly only on china because there are actually the systematic trade cheaters it's you know there it's it's not trust and verify or trust but verify it's don't trust and definitely verify so i think that should be the focus the problem is he went out he actually got innocent trade spats with it is our allies and our friends which i thought was a mistake now it worked out with canada and mexico that was a twenty twenty twenty five year old treaty the. needed to some tweaking so that's been done and it worked out the same with the e.u. i mean it came out of the gates with the tariffs on steel everybody was upset and and everybody sort of come around and you know even a year or so like i thought i thought in retrospect that it was a mistake i think it was a distraction i think the focus on china is much better and i think you'll get support from both sides of the aisle on greg really good to talk to you as always
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many thanks again for being with us nice to be here thanks. finally this week rob a tree grows in ivory coast are emerging as the latest casualty of the trade war between america and china it's africa's leading exporter of the valuable commodity al-jazeera is nicholas hawke reports though from brian blair who forest where this white gold is collected. they call this bleeding the tree. first substance the world is addicted to now at the center of a global trade war it's lead takes it is purest form found in tires phones toothbrushes satellites or mattresses it is an essential element of daily life and so deep in the ivorian forest where you get a book goes from tree to tree scarring them for the precious liquid. that's insanity it's a craft passed on from generations it's an art form that keeps us fed and brings us
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a regular wage unlike cocoa or coffee natural rubber is collected all year round planters sell it to factories that pay them a monthly fixed wage but prices have been slashed by almost half since the beginning of the year. trump is imposing two hundred billion dollars in tariffs on china the world's largest manufacturer of rubber goods. china in response imposes tariffs on synthetic rubber the west produces while in the short term this is bad for african producers in the long run some hope the continent could benefit from this trade war. so a little more are tunneled com we have a lot bitty of the labor and the know how to one for each eventually the water will come to us to get there obama and all month. i recoded is africa's biggest producer research is underway to develop more efficient seedlings to produce more and better quality rubber natural rubber has been around for hundreds of years and yet
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scientists know so little about this it's in its purest form it's stretching in strong and no one yet has been able to reproduce it researchers here are trying to protect natural rubber plantations because the world appetites for this substance continues to grow. the quality of synthetic rubber does not match what is found in nature scientists are genetically modifying seedlings to make them resistant to disease discovered deep in the amazon forest and planted across africa in asia by colonizers it was nicknamed the devil's milk because it fueled conflict and destruction unaware of the global trade war and despite falling prices at the calls rubber white gold at least for now. and that's our show for this week if you'd like to comment on anything that you've seen you can get in touch with us by following and tweeting me
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international pressure on saudi arabia over the killing i was. demanding truth about who murdered the journalist. i don't know about this and this is all it is there a lie from doha also coming up the death toll from a fire burning in northern california doubles it's now the third deadliest outbreak in the state's history. leaders unite to remember those killed in world war one as the political spits deepens between the u.s. and european powers plus. i'm andrew thomas in newcastle australia i'm on the deck of a ship that's going to be sent to the ship wrecks a vessel sunk in the second world war there are more than three thousand at the bottom of the south pacific ocean alone and then on to.
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this president is increasing pressure in saudi arabia to reveal what he calls the truth about the murder of jamal khashoggi there's up to about of one's been meeting president donald trump in paris that's where world leaders are gathering to mock one hundred years since the end of world war one before leaving for the french capital president out of non-state shared audio recordings about the journalists killing with some countries has more. it was a crucial moment for president who was hoping to push the americans towards a tougher stance against sandy arabiya i guess a battle of the murder of the saudi journalist. turkey wants the international community to keep up the pressure i guess the saudis for the kingdom to come out and say who gave the order to kill so many. he has somehow dominated the
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agenda of some of the meeting specifically the meeting between presidents donald trump and the man well mike rann they said that they wanted the saudis. to give more details about what happened to the saudi journalist but also they said they were concerned that the repercussions from the merger could further destabilize the region i think they were basically concerned that the fallout from this particular case could destabilize the royal family in the kings of not turkey's concern that the saudi or the u.s. and the e.u. could be using their leverage in a way or another to shield the royal family in saudi arabia because the e.u. and the u.s. have look what has and business deals with the oil rich kingdom but for to be there needs to be a tougher international stance against saudi arabia a center scholar is a professor of international affairs at george washington university he says the release of the recordings is
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a significant step. this will embarrass the united states and saudi arabia and great britain most the saudis clearly because they wanted this the united states because it's amazing that it is the major support of saudi arabia and also the united kingdom because they supplied along with the united states the arms that saudi arabia uses in its activities in yemen and places but i think this moment whiteness moment is that the leaders of the world are getting together they're talking about the end of the first world war the hundredth anniversary and he's going to put pressure on them to get what he wants because this is a time that if they don't do anything they look stupid on the world scene so this is why he's picked this talk i think is clearly all along has played a very smart. what he wants to get out of this but take the other following i think
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in the case of the united states he wants to get any sanctions lifted and he also wants america's support these are great you know. he also wants to get money out of saudi arabia because i think the saudis are known there's some countries who fight the saudis tried to buy everything and so he knows that he can get a large loan donation whatever you want to call it from saudi arabia because the turkish economy is in trouble and thirdly what he wants to do is to be in support of because after all along been very supportive of mr advani. fighting has again intensified in yemen as the humanitarian crisis there gets worse the latest violence is centered in the key port city of data and case has brought increased international focus on the way the western backed saudi and iraqi coalition is conducting the fight against who three rebels supported by iran well
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how about reports from nearby djibouti. they call themselves the brigade of giants in reality though they are militia from southern yemen by the united arab emirates they are the frontline force in the battle for the strategic port city of kut they supported by the sodium coalition air power very large today with god's help we've been able to take over the fabric brothers industrial complex in the east of this city and in the next hours we have control of more areas of the city of how data victories coming we'd prayers for our fighters and for the injured. today that we did support the bring sinew and under the humanitarian aid has become the center of yemen's conflict with ground troops allied to the coalition struggling to drive out the hole to fight us controlling it these hospital on the outskirts of the city has been a battleground for the past five days hold the fighters took up positions on its roof to stop the coalition's offensive from this end of the city attacks on school
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some hospitals are quite common here with children on the frontline of violence and medics are able to cope with the influx of the wounded in the last fifteen minutes there were more than fifteen air strike fifteen this should be stopped immediately this is the roast meat for the government specially for the sticky. this is the warmest time for the dissenter and the killing and maiming of civilians including many children in the red sea city has soared in the last three months according to aid workers half a million people are fled the area since june when government forces first started to come to the city but for many still in her day that there's no escape and little chance of outside help while the number of those remaining in her latest city is difficult to gauge you are not u.n.h.c.r. is worried that people needing to flee for safety are unable to do so their traps
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by military operations which are increasingly confining populations and cutting off exit routes if the rail of yemeni militias fighting to take her they either succeed it will be their foster victory against who the fighters aid agencies are sounding the alarm they say the bottle on the red sea coast could throw yemen into an outright farming while the seventh apos handled the country's imports go through the port of today than sold us eight and then christine calls for a ceasefire and a political solution but so far these calls have been ignored with neither side willing to compromise mohamed at all just djibouti. phyllis bennis is a fellow at the institute for policy studies she says the killing. has increased pressure on the u.s. to pull support from the war in yemen. well the murder of jamal khashoggi has certainly put more of a spotlight on the actions of saudi arabia in yemen of course
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a critique of the war in in yemen was one of the things that jamal had written about so the two issues are very linked but unfortunately i think the united states to certain degree france as well and certainly the saudi government all view the murder of jamal khashoggi as a public relations crisis not as a human rights crisis whether the human rights of jamal khashoggi or the human rights of the hundreds of thousands indeed millions of yemenis who have been impacted so terribly by this war so until that changes i'm afraid that the murder itself is not likely to bring about an end to the war it is giving some new attention to the horrors of the humanitarian crisis that is the war in yemen which is very important but i think the real pressure certainly here in the united states too for for actions like the beginning action we've seen today with the announcement that the u.s. would no longer be providing the in air refueling of saudi bombers that's an
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important step but a small one and it came about largely as a result of domestic pressure here not because of lunch with that that trump was arranging today so i think that we have a great deal further to go but there are some indications that some of the pressure . is ratcheting up that we are seeing more pressure on particularly the top administration. firefighters in california say that up against some of the toughest conditions they faced as wildfires continue across the state the death toll has jumped to twenty three hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes while brunell's reports from malibu. at least two hundred thousand people in southern california have been evacuated as the wildfire there has doubled in size are far far it's been a seems an extreme. they say they've never seen him on. two thousand firefighters are battling the blaze many homes have been burnt
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to the ground in northern california a separate huge wildfire killed a number of people as they tried to flee the town of paradise the town itself was virtually incinerated dozens of people are missing in that area and authorities fear the death toll may rise we've gone to lots of you know wild land fires over the years and this is one of the worst we have seen personally so. it's pretty horrific. the fires broke out on thursday and fanned by high winds quickly raged out of control towering clouds of smoke were visible from outer space. on a trip to france president donald trump tweeted as california burned blaming the state's liberal democratic government for poor forestry management he threatened to
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cut off federal funds for overseeing california wild lands california democratic congressman ted lieu responded mr president what's wrong with you disaster victims deserve help and sympathy the winds are calm here at the moment but that's not going to last the weather forecast is for high winds picking up in the coming days so unless the weather conditions improve california's wildfires may take a long time to die rob reynolds al-jazeera malibu california heavy rains led to flash flooding across the arabian peninsula jordan's being hit or twelve people have died paul brennan reports the deluge came barreling down the valley with a thunderous roar sweeping away everything in its path. visitors expecting the serenity of petra's two thousand year old architecture had to scramble frantically to.

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