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way if you've been to paris and seen this there we go you have seen this row after row of motorbikes and scooters mopeds lined up it looks like they've set some of them on fire deliberately clearly highly combustible this is a key problem obviously for the french president the manual of the night immediately around about the time of the not for fire he was jus to address the nation on national television because he's got to be seen to be engaging with the issues that the universe protestors have been trying to highlight not just in not just in the french capital in paris because politically that is something of a bubble when it comes to how it votes presidential elections it is generally always politically left of center but indeed up and down the length of the country so you can see there it's literally a combustible situation in the french capital but also politically. it looks pretty dangerous for him as well his opinion ratings his opinion poll ratings. getting
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dangerously low as far as new york is concerned that's the latest from paris we'll carry on monitoring that story for you and bring you the latest when we can. to libya now the wall or have to campaign to capture the capital city tripoli is showing no signs of letting up there's been heavy fighting between his forces and the libyan government south of tripoli in the town of cars that have been. shelling has also been reported near tripoli's in active international airport it is live for us now in tripoli just get us right up to date what's the latest as of today. well appear to forces loyal to a deal and could notice the government have been progressing they have been gaining more ground on the count of have to the forces namely. confrontation axes and the south and southern west of the libyan capital
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tripoli military sources on the ground say that have to his forces it. strikes today were warplanes launched an air strikes that targeted the air so for the locations and it they say that the last eight fighters and twenty others were wanted in today's confrontations meanwhile the government forces manage it to take control over strategic locations in the venice city of the disused tripoli international airport on the southern outskirts of the capital tripoli military sources there there say that this is very strategic because they are trying to cut the supporting line of have to his forces that comes all the way from the city of south of tripoli at goes north all the way. to provide support to have to his forces positioned on the southern outskirts of the capital tripoli also the military confrontations with heavy weapons today hit one of the electricity plants
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on the southern part of the city and the experts say that civil. areas on the south of tripoli why it's live in black out for several days also on the political level. the spokesman of the. army of in the east general marty he has recently criticized the libyan ambassador as a broad and calling gets some of them a bunch of ice and operatives has been calling them to. denounce the russian government and the recognized government and to declare their affiliation to the east an administration. led by their parliament based in the eastern city of this situation is very tense and their military commanders with the government on
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the ground say that the other advancing now and also they say that government warplanes targeted have to his forces locations in several areas including at end of in a city of this city of the yen the major supporting city of have those forces and by the way have has. operation room there running the military operations in tripoli and also government warplanes targeted that. around two hundred fifty kilometers to the southwest from the capital tripoli that is there has their own ways from which have that is what planes take off to target government forces locations on the southern outskirts of the capital tripoli peter as you're talking to us we've now got access to the latest pictures of the aftermath of the fighting a quick health warning for you however you know we cannot absolutely one hundred ten percent nail down the provenance of these pictures who filmed them where they
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came from how they got into the system although we believe that they are what they purport to be as we look at these pictures just just remind us because there was a point see this time last week where he for how to it was losing his fighters they were either being detained or they were giving themselves over to other militia group groups involved in the conflict has he managed to get his people to coalesce behind him and display loyalty only to him so therefore is he stronger than he was just six or seven days ago. well as you know peter the big segment of have to this forces. is affiliates military former military personnel from the former regime of. and they have coming as they say to take revenge on the people on the
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fighters who. overthrew all their leader the leader moammar gadhafi this is one thing and also have the forces have been recently losing momentum and the worst of the country especially after he has lost momentum internationally has been criticized for the move on tripoli and after residential areas have been head by his forces and innocent civilians including women and children being killed by random rockets launched by have to us forces also in the west of libya we're getting reports from the city of the major supporting city for have to in the in the in the in the worst of the many people are changing the position they are leaving have to his forces especially have to his forces have been recruiting civilians to fight against the government forces peter thanks very much.
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well there's anger in the libyan capital tripoli after the u.s. president spoke to. it as more. direct in yellow vests as a symbol of resistance thousands of people have been protesting in libya's capital denouncing the recent military offensive to seize tripoli led by the warlords. marching in central martyr square on friday they blamed foreign interference for the violence in their country. the powers that support terrorism in libya our friends from egypt saudi arabia and the u.a.e. we condemn the criminal acts against the libyan people and the support of this rebel have we also condemned the united nation mission because of their inability to handle the libyan situation room we say no to the military rule and no to an individual rule but yes to a civil state the protests come after the white house said president donald trump
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spoke on the phone with only this week offering his support and praising the world's fight against what he called terrorism and securing libya's oil many are angry about that development. will of course trump support because who initially brought him to the limelight after it was put on hold so they can have someone to replace gadhafi and now they have brought him back to take over the libyan people are against and against after we want civilian rule and freedom. have to us forces in the east have been fighting to take control of tripoli from the internationally recognized government for the past few weeks since then violence has escalated and more than two hundred people have been killed and there are efforts to find a political solution. in the center. and the how. on this. after. until it's hours
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two weeks ago. and doesn't really count he wants to go. this is much more about and goes back to the us egypt do have military assets on the ground. libya has had two rival governments since twenty fourteen and violence has followed among their rival militias many libyans now fear the next few months could bring even more instability. al-jazeera. twenty most ill to come for you here on the news including. the possibility our impeachment donald trump's troubles didn't end with the release of the report now comes a call for his impeachment. also had political uncertainty in mali two days after the prime minister stepped down. and they produce a bit of magic in the n.b.a. playoffs we'll tell you if it was enough to push them to victory later in the
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sports. the police in northern ireland have arrested two teenagers in connection with the killing of a journalist a vigil has been held for a liar i'm a keen she was shot dead on thursday just days before the anniversary of the easter uprising of irish republicans against british rule in one nine hundred sixteen politicians from all sides in the region which is part of the u.k. have condemned the killing and smith has the latest now from london derry. it was quiet overnight friday into saturday here in derry there remains of shock disbelief and revulsion over the murder of liar mackay there have been growing support for these dissident republican groups in this area these are groups that are opposed to the now twenty one year old good friday agreement that brought peace to northern ireland gave it self rule but kept it part of the united kingdom. distant
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republican groups british connection and they want a united ireland but those groups have been particularly seen support growing amongst younger people eighteen nineteen twenty one year olds who have no memory of the troubles in northern ireland and those are the groups of those of people who say they've seen no benefit from the last twenty one years of peace here they remain economically deprived and they say there is little opportunity. of violence and thursday night prompted by police raids in this area properties where they were looking for power for petrol bombs are sort of thing that might have been used in a march on monday police raid prompted. rioting on thursday night that led to a lot of the death. the revulsion but as calm as a consequence of that serves as a reminder to young people here particularly of the violence what northern ireland was like before the good friday agreement. many older people here been
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reminded of the troubles that there were in northern ireland some twenty one years ago well tensions between northern ireland and the republic of ireland have lingered for decades it was the period known as the troubles that began in the late one nine hundred sixty s. after unrest between the two sides british troops were deployed to northern ireland the violence followed the irish republican army wants to take northern ireland out of the u.k. and reunite with ireland over a period of nearly thirty years three and a half thousand people were killed in fighting between irish nationalists catholics and pro british protestants in the main conflict ended in one thousand nine hundred eighty s. with the signing of the good friday agreement which still stands let's talk now he's a journalist and political activist he joins us from london bury him in the camp twenty one years after the good friday agreement how could this possibly have happened. well one of the reasons for this is where well the good friday agreement
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or brought in peace didn't actually bring in a secure political settlement the fact is that for example the local parliament which was set up i the good friday agreement the local parliament collapsed just over two years ago and hasn't met for those two years so despite the peace agreement there is a political vacuum here and where there's a political vacuum that encourages all sorts of people including paramilitary organizations to make a bed for pyar there being there are no recognised political authority to stand in their way ok you are in a perfectly valid way talking about some high falutin political concepts to do with stormont and stormont being suspended we're talking about possibly teenagers in hoodies who've got access to guns we're talking potentially and we can say this because people have been detained they haven't been charged we're talking potentially about teenage murderers who were younger than the victim.
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yes indeed and a you know if you go right sort of this syria i'm speaking to you from an area called the bog say in derry started which is a working class catholic he gave this is where the troubles started more than fifty years ago or ten thousand nine hundred sixty it sort of come full circle in a way that's rather depressing but many young people around here are acutely aware of the possibility want to live at the time in their sixteen year olds who will lecture you about the history of ireland and the history of northern ireland i'm a history of the troubles and to have a sense that they have been betrayed and that you know a war was fought you know far you quality as they see it was a war fought for equality and to vindicate nationalism and to lead on to a united ireland and as far as they can see all that has stopped and at the same time the economic crisis over recent years has plunged this whole generation of
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young working class people and even deeper despair about the future and about what future they out of and north are now in and the change all those things together out there you have got a healthy a conditions far young people to take the violence out and of course there are always organizations here who are willing to encourage and organize that violence so it's a it's for those reasons that there has been an increase in support particularly among young people for what we call dissident republicans and what happened here in derry on thursday night in the death of that layer of mickey that as a result of these events sort of these developments ok when you talk about those organizations a human let's let's call it what it is with the big calling themselves the new ira in that paramilitary slash political hothouse that used to be northern island people know people who know people so therefore somebody knows who the perp.
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traitor's are it's not a big province it's not a big island of ireland so how much of a problem is this for what used to be the old ira that used to be the real ira that still is shin fein you know the former boss of shin fein gerry adams famously said they've not gone away you know. yes he was referring of course to his own so to speak ira the provisional ira which wades the long war which ended with their cease fire they're back and a twenty twenty twenty one years ago so gerry adams was warning them that his army as an official a.r.e army if you're well of had not gone away but perhaps he didn't get a kind on was that as they began to fade away the other groups arose to talent to carry on the same cause and fate sort of until they get eight ninety nine and how does the united kingdom now they've got a very marginal support very then
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a very small support for the new dissident ira groups but you see it doesn't take very many able to wrong occurred out of our. five or six or ten people to have an enormous impact there seemed to be only two armed people if that started at the a at the scene of a riot on thursday night when a shot was fired was killed there and mackay it didn't take a large organization to do and so things done by small organizations can have very big repercussions and that's what we're seeing here not a macand thank you so much for joining us from london dairy. thanks for having me two gunmen have been killed in a gunfight in the afghan capital kabul the attackers appear to have detonated an explosive device before storming the communications ministry there has been relative calm in kabul in recent weeks coinciding with talks between the united states santana beneficials the taliban denied responsibility for the attack. from
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the afghan capital kabul. they have managed to evacuate hundreds of people from this particular area so the ministry of communications evacuation people from there would some people remain in there and they are in safe rooms and then there is another ministry ministry of information and culture which is mixed or and the vacuity of hundreds of people from the. area is on lockdown there's a lot of congestion in kabul this is the start of the work week in kabul happened at lunch time there are a lot of people in the area rightly explored to this arena hotel now that is the main her tell where westminster you've got diplomats and journalists and that is on lockdown at the moment no one has taken responsibility for this attack however the taliban did launch their spring offensive last friday they say they will attack on a government ministry and security forces as part of the spring offensive there was an intelligence report that we received on tuesday. that the serina hotel and
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government buildings in that area may be attacked by anti-government elements using explosive devices but they didn't have a date or any kind of specifics they weren't sure if it was one hundred percent accurate but they were warnings to stay clear of the area so it's unclear whether that intelligence is related to the attack we're seeing today time for whether you and i call it stormy. hope is going to use much more scientific language always always right let's have a look at what's really going on there we've got this huge area of cloud in the east and that's given us three days of severe weather we've seen tornadoes out of this we've seen very large hail and we've also seen some very damaging gusts of wind so these are reported storms that we've seen around eighteen tornadoes and over five hundred reports of wind damage and that's just in the last twenty four hours so clearly there's been a very violent system with this that is now trying to pull away towards the east and the east coast is coming down and it certainly needs to this is what we saw
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this was. beach in florida and you can see the rain absolutely hammering it down there brought in on some very very strong winds and this wasn't even where we thought the wind damage for the north north and south carolina this is where the damage occurred or some of it at least you can see what we had there don't know whether that was a tornado or just from the straight line winds either way it's completely destroyed many of those homes and brought down many trees as well now as i said the system is moving away from this east coast now say things there are a lot drier and a lot calmer than they have been the temperatures have also dropped off as well behind that system to a one to twenty one is a maximum we still have some heavy rain in the northeast that will eventually begin to clear as we head through the next twenty four hours or so and then the next storm system begins to pull itself together peter so watch out for that one over the coming days. steph many thanks still to come here on the news hour for you. finding any way to escape the police will tell you about the journey of thousands of migrants on their way to the united states. and it's twenty years since the
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thirty they're also deciding whether to allow the president to appoint top judges and to expand the role of the military. where the warlords holy for have to risk campaign to capture the capital is showing no signs of letting up there has been heavy fighting between hafter sourcing and the libyan government tripoli's inactive international airport and a town nearby. two gunmen have been killed in a gunfight in kabul the afghan capital the attackers appear to have detonated an explosive device before storming the communications ministry. the chairman of the african union is meeting sudan's military council leaders in khartoum has been pressure on them to hand over power to a civilian government after seeing president omar al bashir earlier this month morgan has more now from the sudanese capital. the african union commission has been very clear since the military council took over from president armorel bashir and ousted him on the eleventh of april that they do not agree with the military takeover and there is thing that unless the military council hands over parts an
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independent civilian transitional government then they were evolution of the people will be incomplete and that sudan will risk losing its membership in the african union now this is not the first time he's meeting part of the council at least they have met on tuesday three days ago and discussed the latest developments in sudan the african union commission is saying that what has happened is completely unacceptable because they see that an overthrow of a democratically elected president like ahmed in bush here who was elected in two thousand and fifteen is unfair and they're saying that the military council should hand over power to political parties and to civilian government but the issue is political parties and members of the sudanese professional association the body that has been spearheading the call for protests don't seem to be any closer to forming a government the s.b.a. the sudanese professional association said it will mean members from its side. that it wants to see in the cabinet tomorrow but other political parties are still
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differing on how long the transitional government should be how it should be run because the current the military council wants to be the one taking charge so at the moment as much as there is pressure on the military council to hand over power to civilian government it looks like political parties that are the ones to decide how soon that government will be formed mali is raising political uncertainty after the resignation of the prime minister and his entire government on friday it follows weeks of mass protests over ethnic violence over one hundred sixty filoni villagers were killed last month by government suspected of being from the rival doggone ethnic group demonstrators angry at the government and failing to stop such killings also want action on the poor economy and the presence of foreign forces nicolas park is the latest from bamako. he's under pressure to try to build a government of national unity because since his reelection in august this country has been rocked by political instability because the outcome of the
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election back in august was contested by most members of the opposition and so at stake here isn't just the political stability of this country but also the security situation was really put under pressure we've seen. here on the streets of. there were threat of more protest if you didn't resign so really the president had no choice but to listen to the streets and try to find some sort of solution here we're told that by the end of the weekend we'll have at least we'll have some sort of inclination who the next prime minister will be and what the new government will look like the reason why my get was that was really removed because he the president was reelected on this idea that he will bring back security for all the ins but since his reelection this situation has gone from bad to worse and mike has to try to rely on. security forces in order to restore security but they're just
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not trained enough of them and so he started to rely on militia groups to bring back security in the areas where the armies were not present and he and we saw the prime minister with these head of militia groups. the saudi led coalition in yemen says it's. a rebel drone base in the capital sanaa both sides claim to. in recent days with the media posted a video on friday this is it it appears to show a saudi being shot. to coalition said it it over the port city of data. now it's the continuing fallout from the release of the u.s. special counsel robert muller's report. into allegations of russians appearance in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election the department of justice has dismissed a subpoena from congress requesting an uncensored copy of the report quotes premature and unnecessary an edited version was released on thursday can really
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help it now from washington. as u.s. president donald trump arrived fur golf game at his club in florida back in washington democratic members of congress renew demands and issued a subpoena for an unproductive version of special counsel robert muller's report by may first on a working visit to northern ireland during a congressional recess nancy pelosi the top democrat in the u.s. house of representatives again played down talk of impeaching the president that this time she didn't rule it out the congress of the united states will honor its oath of office to protect and defend the constitution of the united states to protect our democracy we believe that the first article article one the legislative branch has a responsibility of oversight of our democracy and we will exercise that the conclusion of congressional democrats after reading what they call the selectively
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redacted four hundred forty eight page report is that while the special counsel declined to prosecute a sitting president did call on congress to investigate whether trump obstructed justice and tried to stop the investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election on friday morning trump tweeted using profanity he lashed out at recollections of his statements in the report calling the fabricated and the investigation an illegal hoax congressional republicans are promising their own investigation into whether law enforcement agencies like the f.b.i. may have exercised political bias to destroy trump's presidency democrats have announced they will hold a conference call a monday to discuss next steps this is far from being over and i'm sure that the house and the senate oversight committees are going to be looking at every piece and turning everything because just looking into what the special counsel looked at
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. the possibility of impeachment i think everything's on the tail. well i mean this is not the end of anything but what happens next is now in the hands of congressional democrats newly empowered by the special counsel to act potentially dictating not only the terms of transfer mating time in office but also whether he might win reelection in the twenty twenty presidential race can really help him al-jazeera washington. the first democrat to declare for the twenty twenty presidential election is calling on congress to impeach donald trump senator elizabeth warren says the house of representatives should begin proceedings position is different to several other leading party figures who say the process would be counterproductive particularly during the forthcoming election campaign democratic leaders in the house have resisted calls for impeachment. mexican police of intercepted a caravan of migrants in southern mexico witnesses say hundreds of people were sent
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to an immigration center some say mexico is under pressure from washington and backpedaling on promises of better treatment for central american migrants is laura but mainly. in this truth in southern mexico people find any way they can to escape the police. many have been travelling for weeks or months some by foot some with children or in such the better life in the united states military leaders having a joke witnesses say people are being forced on to police buses and taken to an immigration center almost one hundred kilometers in the direction they came from god i'm on the run amok. we just want protection we don't want to write we just want protection the police say they're here to help actually be amusing we're going to call the women and children in the buses so they continue on their way but not by walking because they're hurting themselves we can't allow them to walk anymore
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because several have been hurt and they're carrying children in our market many escaped with their children and press on with their journey to the u.s. . president donald trump is not giving them a warm welcome he's starting to close the border unless mexico stops people from crossing it's not just border closure there's a threat to these people taking this head on and saw a video posted online shows members of the u.s. group armed with semiautomatic rifles arresting migrants at the us mexico border people are also thunderbolt kidnappings and trafficking but for many turning back home is no option. and you know we're being killed off slowly what are mothers gentleman doing the ukraine for our lives our children who are the most important in our lives a woman fighting for her children is capable of anything. in the city of this. lucy honduran my clients are waiting to request vehicle status so they can continue
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their journey safely to mexico and the moment you can but i mean right i know the crossing here in mexico is very complicated it puts one's life at risk and we are obliged to do this because in a hung jury there is no work there are no toss. when president andras man who held up as a plethora took office he promised more humane treatment for microbes and he should thousands of year long humanitarian says but the government is now accused of resorting to tougher tactics like that that i care more about in miami i'll just you know there was no good i mean the venezuelan opposition is one goal i do is calling for mass may day protests. he said his supporters need to continue showing the president nicolas maduro that people will not accept water and electricity shortages and warmest matilda rejects the claims from mr why does to be interim president and has denied.


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