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the 3 people in power investigates the plight of imperial britons african troops. not the forgotten heroes of empire on al-jazeera. but this isn't what our country is about nevertheless they are free to leave if they want donald trump says he doesn't a racist bone in his body as he faces growing condemnation for what many call racist comments against 4 u.s. congresswoman. ellen malcolm i'm pieces over you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up the voting is over and the counting begins with a woman with the news top job for the 1st time plus. that.
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sidestepped a major. outrage from the mother of the man who was choked to death by a new york policeman after news there would be no charges against the officer. also have nepal struggle with days of flooding devastation dozens of dead thousands stranded after monsoon rains. u.s. president donald trump holding a cabinet meeting in front of cameras in the next hour or so it comes as he faces growing accusations of being racist for his attacks on 4 congress women he said the women all u.s. citizens 3 of them born in the u.s. should go back to where they came from democrats of both houses are calling for a vote to condemn mr trump the resolution says his tweets quotes have legitimised and increased fear and hatred of new america. and people of color trump is refusing
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to back down is to mandate that women apologize for what he describes as the foul language they've used of the terrible things they've said the woman accused mr trump of trying to division and distract attention from his failed policies on immigration health care and taxation we ran on a mandate to advocate for him to represent those ignored left out and left behind our squad is big our squad includes any person committed to building a more equitable and just world and that is the work that we want to get back to and given the size of this squad and this great nation we cannot we will not be silenced as we all know the recent tweets and words from the president are simply a continuation of his race this is you know phobic playbook we cannot allow these hateful actions by the president to distract us from the critical work to hold this
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administration accountable to the inhumane conditions at the border that is separating children from their loved ones and caging them up and the legal horrific conditions. to washington and my colleague pensacola another day another twitter to raid to get the sense where you are that some republicans are just ducking for cover until they hope this blows over. there really has been sort of the theme there was one republican who was on the cable news and they said i haven't read that i haven't seen that tweet and then responded actually we read that tweet to you yesterday so you did know and then they just sort of ignored it some senators have said they stay off twitter the thing that's different this time is they're in session normally they're back home and it's much harder to track them down and force them to comment so now what you're seeing at the capitol today is anyone trying to go to a voter hearing or in their offices being basically hounded by cameras or saying get on record what is your position is this a racist tweet the other big difference here is that the mainstream media in
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america is simply calling this a racist tweet we haven't seen that before they have coached the language in the past so we're seeing from the media from politicians flat out saying even this is racist thing then the president decided to respond to that on twitter he wrote those tweets were not racist i don't have a racist bone in my body the so-called vote is to be taken is a democratic republican should not show weakness and fall into their trap this should be a vote on filthy language statements and lies told by a democratic congresswoman so the president's fired up about as probably in about 7 hours 6 hours time we're expect that the house is going to take a resolution condemning what it calls the racist comments from the president he's obviously concerned that the republicans are not going to stay behind him we saw for the from the republican leadership just a few moments ago they came out and they said you know it's not that he's directing these fights at these women because of their religion or their color their race or
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because of their gender but because he disagrees with their policies i think it's important to point out that there are a lot of progressive white men in the democratic caucus that he hasn't told to go back to their home countries is the republican party splits when it comes to whether mr trump is being racist or not or indeed just generally whether they want to back him a miss. the president as he has shown that he has complete control of the republican party he came out after the midterm elections when he lost his party lost so many seats and said well look it was the republicans who didn't back me that lost and that was true in several cases so there's a genuine fear within the republican party that if they anger this president he's going to take to twitter and he's going to condemn them and then they could possibly see a primary challenge and it's much easier to lose your job as a congressman if you lose it to a challenger on either your right or your left so obviously this is a big concern for the remembers of the republican party we've only seen about
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a dozen or so come out and condemn his statements not nearly as harshly as the democrats we do expect to hear from mitch mcconnell the. republican leader of the senate he has been a ardent backer of the president so we'll see if that changes when he decides to speak to the cameras thanks very much. federal prosecutors say they will be charging a new york policeman involved in the chokehold death of a black american or a gun especially say they're dismayed by the decision. arrested go of something cigarettes on the streets and one of them 5 years ago the most last go most. brilliant around the corner with a black close matts a movement for the for the outrage of the police using excessive force. we have to go we have to fight this is not the easy fight but we kept on pushing. it make no mistake about it we're going to still push. you could push back but we're pushing forward because this is not.
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a mission to make the right decision. that if it's a band the mayor and all the officers who would think. that they need to be off the course the streets of new york city is not safe walking around christensen. from new york while this is a big disappointment for the family there is no doubt but the department of justice disputed what has become a common cry of the people calling for panta laos dismissal and calling for him to be charged that he used an illegal chokehold so while it's been described as an illegal chokehold the u.s. attorney who gave the press conference announcing the decision richard donovan said that there was insufficient evidence to prove that in fact that was the case he described the maneuver that was used by panta layo as starting as
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a proper maneuver and said the bar was simply too high for for prosecutors to reach and pressing charges after an exhaustive investigation of course that death was caught on videotape in the words the last words of eric garner i can't breathe became a symbol of a movement the black lives matter movement garners mother gwen carr says that her family feels let down by the decision. iran's supreme leader has spoken for the 1st time on britain's seizure of an iranian tanker. the grace one tanker was detained by the u.k. earlier this month near gibraltar in a move which only raised recent tensions even further between iran and western powers. the vicious british government committed piracy and attacked our ship they commit crimes and legalize it they're trying to legitimize this maritime robbery the islamic republic will not leave such a vicious acts without
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a response. from tehran. this supreme leader also went on to comment about the current status of the 2015 nuclear agreement he said that according to our foreign ministry the europeans have 11 commitments to fulfill under this deal and they have yet to fulfill one now when we decide to scale back our commitment they voiced their concern he said this is an act of insulin so they will not tolerate it the said he also said that iran will continue to scale back its commitment under this agreement and advance its nuclear program and that is something the country is the side to do because the europeans have not upheld their end of the deal the supreme leader of the highest authority in the islamic republic has made the position of this country very very clear when it comes to these 2 very important issues the tanker the seizure of the grace one oil tanker will not to go on respond that the iranians will respond to this and the nuclear agreement is
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something the iranians will now for the foreseeable future slowly gradually cut back their commitments to because they feel that the other signatories since united states withdrew from this agreement last year have not upheld their end of the deal of the news from iran the arrest of a french iranian research has been. was detained on monday shortly after reports of the tensions since the french president emanuel medical explanation from tehran the reasons for rest not clear. the secret vote by members of the european parliament on who gets europe's top job is over for the 1st time it could be a woman the votes are being counted right. wants to replace. as president of the european commission she's resigned as germany's defense minister to concentrate on winning over her critics she's a vision of a greener fairy europe including an improved minimum wage and a deal on asylum seekers has more from strasburg. ahead of this evening's time to
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vote in the european parliament. and will be hoping that she was able to do enough in her morning address to any piece to sway the doubters but those who doubt her ability to carry out the job of commission president looking at her record as german defense minister and those who doubt and are extremely angry about the electoral process that put it here in the 1st place she was not one of the candidates selected by the parties to face the actual voters in the parliamentary election in may instead her name emerged about 2 weeks ago after a torturous negotiations among european union heads of state a subversion of democracy some any peace who want to see their leaders going forward being more democratically accountable well she's had to make sweeping promises ambitious promises some say overly ambitious promises to win support particularly on the left and among the liberals parliamentary reform electoral
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process reform higher taxes on multinationals big spending promises on education programs and this is what she had to say on climate change promising a green deal for europe to be unveiled in her 1st $100.00 days almost pressing challenge is keeping our planet. this is the greatest responsibility and opportunity of our times. i want. to become the 1st climate. in the world by 2050 so the vote very much on a knife edge we won't know whether she's done enough until those votes are counted they are going to make her sweat these m e p's if indeed they approve. at all still to come here on al-jazeera. how the police in cape town are under fire from all sides. and fishing for
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a solution to plastic pollution into the 0 can the tide be turned for a threat coastline. how i once again welcome to another look at the international forecast we've got so lucky dry weather across the a middle east that was chance of one of 2 showers pushing up towards the caspian sea towards the black sea sunshine for the most part 41 celsius the bag that hold is it has been recently hot enough 43 that in kuwait city season but some places the clout there just pushing across that will make his way a little further east which is we go through thursday and he see that wet weather just lingering around georgia and armenia much of the region to us stay hot and dry as one would expect a 33 there for karate that he 7 in couple into the mid forty's by thursday the the
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baghdad and folks you wait city into the low to mid forty's across iranian peninsula plenty of sunshine here for the way it's just easing off a touch as we go on into the latter part of the week the still quite a brisk wind blowing through so why is the possibility some lift the dust and sand blasted right to across the southern africa we have got a little system just skirting with the western cape just pushing down towards the southern cape is we go through the next diety bringing some wet weather into cape town by the end of this weekend highs here of 60 degrees. and just you know we're close to god just to be calm down there trying. to use to lie on their expertise to sneak. like now from their traditional music and down to adapt and survive the modern.
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practice 10 feet dance series on how to. welcome back let's just remind you of the top story so far this hour the u.s. president is holding a cabinet meeting watched by the media following his tweets attacking 4 female members of congress donald trump's facing growing accusations of being racist and having a white nationalist agenda and present both houses are calling for a vote. iran's supreme leader has warned britain the seizure of an iranian tanker
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go unanswered he's the u.k. to committing piracy detaining the grace one gibraltar this month. and a secret vote by members of the european parliament on who gets the top job is over counting is underway to do is trying to decide to replace the president. and the 1st time it could be a woman on the line it's she's in line to take the position. in india disaster response teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of an apartment block which collapsed at least 4 people were killed in mumbai and several others were injured the 4 story building came down during terentia long subrange residents have been asked to leave the nearly 100 year old building but didn't. oil the monsoon is also causing havoc in the northeast of india forcing more than a 1000000 people from their homes but in other areas there is severe drought a government report found 600000000 indians are facing high too extreme stress
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because of water shortages that's around half the population $200000.00 people die each year as they are unable to get safe drinking water 70 percent of the water is contaminated by next year at least 20 cities will. completely run out of ground water including new delhi bengaluru and chinoy but the taps are already running dry . as more. mohammed fills as many containers as she is able to carry after joining a queue for water but having to fetch supplies for herself her husband and 2 small children interrupt her job. there was a problem has become very troubling we go to work and then have to run back home wonder what the tank arrives this has been our life lately in a single day and we come back from work to do free time for food water it's very difficult not just for us but for the whole city. the region is suffering a severe heat wave and seasonal monsoon rains haven't arrived many reservoirs are
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almost empty this is one of the 4 main ones in chennai a city of around 11000000 people. lives in a more affluent area than mohanna tanker supply those living in her apartment block with water every day but she says it's expensive and there's not enough there are times like one morning 7 o'clock we not have water and that's when we need to get ready to leave or walk and sometimes you want to walk. for the 1st few it is we had no other jobs but to use the drinking water because there was no water but ok we had they offered ability so we did but looking at it it's a crying you know the big drinking water and then to use it for your satellite images show the city's largest reservoir at put a lake has emptied over the past year. from the theater you would have thought it was going to one development expert says the city's authorities have wrongly invested in big projects like desalination plants instead of making better use of
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existing facilities and the moment to turn a city is facing a very severe water craze this and the government is also indulged in crisis management but cases madmen cannot be the solution you really have to think very loudly i do is a means of storing it in water in that additional water bodies that are available are plenty i don't and they say that millions of leaders of water are being brought into chennai by train but the metropolitan water board authority says its water storage practices aren't to blame for the shortage it's the weather. still this sort of scene could be repeated in other parts of the country a government funded study says there are 20 other cities across india that are facing the same problem and al-jazeera. turkey is sending a full ship to explore for oil and gas off the coast of cyprus and defines warnings that that is illegal foreign ministers have suspended talks with turkey over an air transport agreement and called for the european investment bank to reveal lending
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his control of the northern part of cyprus it's not internationally recognized greek cypriots controlled the south of the country. yup that. for many years we told if the greek cypriot side the e.u. or the un do not recognize the rights of the turkish cypriot side as a guarantor state and we shall protect it and we started drilling what comes next as we told the e.u. if they take measures like these ones we will increase our drilling activities we currently have 3 ships in the area and we shall deploy the 4th vessel to the area to build censoring saudi arabia passed the lower house of the us congress one seeking sanctions over the murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi the other condemning the human rights abuses the detention of female human rights activists were also censored the overwhelming vote for the bill requires the director of national intelligence to name murder suspects despite bipartisan backing the bills
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maybe challenge in the senate it's dominated by republicans south africa's former president jacob zuma says he received death threats after giving evidence at a public inquiry on corruption on monday zuma has also been at the day 2 of the hearing in johannesburg on tuesday he's denying overseeing the most looting of state funds and says he is the target of a conspiracy or batasuna from johannesburg jacob zuma says is. a phone call on monday night from a man does not know this happened if. at the corruption inquiry and this person said to must tell. that we are going to kill him. as well as some people around him. so she informed me this morning and i'm sure you call that a said
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a lot about how my life has been attempted but also my sin that cancer. advocates car can. this follows threats that we make to him and serious ones as well. zuma says he's a victim of a conspiracy to bring him down and he's afraid for his life the commission then turn their attention to the gupta as a wealthy indian family zuma was asked if he allowed the govt as to influence government policy or appoint government ministers he was also asked whether the govt is use his name to win lucrative government contracts zuma denied any wrongdoing denied breaking the law to leverage and who blames him for craps that happened when he was president say the law should take its course and they want him held accountable for his suspected role in government corruption scandals but those who support him say all this is just
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a political witch hunt. sting and so for the police and turn to being accused of not being able to control going violence the government sending in the army to help patrol crime hotspots all the 900 people have been killed in the city since the beginning of the year in fighting over territory is for me to meller. for people living here the cape flats is a war zone turf battles between feuding gangs that means hundreds of lives are lost every year many of them bystanders unable to escape the bullets michael ware not using his real name belongs to a gang he says he can't survive outside it only biden who will know police in a situation that we should picking through all of the stuff. you feel you have i've got a little ability i've got the skills but i think you know with the dewey reaping the power will go i'll be removed to good never been starved but i just used to be
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would you be looking at gangs make money by selling drugs the battle for territory means more customers and higher revenue 18 months ago the government set up the anti gang unit whose work is to root out gangs guns and drugs it conducts daily raids searching the homes of known drug dealers and drug dens while the unit has made hundreds of arrests the city of cape town says there are nearly not enough officers now the army is being deployed to help curb the violence special operations like this haven't stopped gang violence on the cape flats according to government statistics the number of murders has increased this weekend alone 43 people were murdered more than half of them by gunshot people in this community say there aren't enough police and they think the presence of the army will make things safer. many people here accuse the police of being ineffective and corrupt in
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2016 a police officer in charge of disposing confiscated firearms was jailed for selling the guns worth half a $1000000.00 to gangsters. this man who doesn't want to be identified and belongs to a gang 11 day hill says poor policing is common people think the people. lives are only interested in the closer so you know was when in something in a in a. in what did would you brought them there please is what i'm going to think money they get you now look at you now with the money she did guy working again while they may be from different gangs and often find themselves on the streets at . all the gang members we spoke to agree on one thing sending in the army would only bring a temporary peace and that violence would likely return to the cape flats as soon as it withdraws from al-jazeera on the cape flats in cape town. every monsoon rains
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have caused havoc across large parts of asia unleashing flash flooding and landslides and washing away buildings where 130 people were killed in the poll india pakistan bangladesh all being affected in myanmar more than 21000 people have been forced to leave their homes rising rivers and lightning strikes have killed more than a dozen people in bangladesh some were running the refugees in overcrowded camps buildings have collapsed in northern parts of india killing at least 14 people but the worst affected is no power at least 78 people were killed and more than 165000 displaced by widespread flooding subpoena stretta has more now from russia hot. i'm here in the village about improving the district road the hut. i'm on the banks of the budmouth the river which generally is a much smaller river this is an embankment that keeps the water from going into
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the village as a local server here along with security forces have been trying to ensure that the banks don't get swept away the river currents are quite high as you can see and this is after 3 days of dry weather now these people have been saying that in the past few years these floods have become more and more common and specially this year they have actually expected this kind of a floods the monsoon rains were not that bad it was not a cloud burst like a couple of years ago and this is what we keep going back to it which is that size is having rewarding that because of climate change it's either going to be prolonged periods of droughts and then intense rain that is going to cause serious damage and flooding in areas like this. indonesia has been cracking down on illegal fishing destroying the unlicensed vessels billowing to foreign countries the measure has helped boost its fish stocks but as florence levy reports from summer
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on illegal boats the only threat to read life. after half a day out at sea it's time to sort the whole small boats such as these in tomorrow city central java contribute 70 percent of the nation's catch. a few years ago these waters were in danger of being overfished foreign vessels illegally walked off the indonesian coast stocks only recovered after the government started thinking unlicensed boats significant improvement compared with other country in the war one of the main reason because of the very top quality that we call not in the recent assaults and the impact impacted not on not only. the. indonesia but also the other industrial. but now the industry faces a new threat indonesia's fisheries exports may have improved but this country is also the world's 2nd largest plastic waste contributor some of that waste
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inevitably ends up in its waters and makes its way into the food chain as plastic degrades it breaks into small chunks some of which get eaten by fish and other marine life pieces smaller than 5 millimeters are called micro plastics food technologists in a total is study micro plastics in seafood in indonesia and its effects on humans so far. from about. 200 samples. we've done with the digestion and microscopic observation we found that almost. all samples contain particles that we suspect at this micro plastics not far from the laboratory are fish farms movie has been working in the aquaculture industry for 15 years. more and more of his work involves clearing rubbish. but. pollution is a big problem every year the trash accumulates in the river making it more and more
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shallow it's really bad for the fish from fish caught in plastic waste can suffocate poor water quality also affects their growth the government wants to cut plastic debris by 70 percent by 2025 but until that happens plastic will continue to be on the menu for fish and us florence leigh al-jazeera. indonesia. welcome if you're just joining us you're watching al-jazeera these are the top stories donald trump is holding a cabinet meeting watched by the media following his tweets attacking 4 female members of congress was. the trump is facing growing accusations of being racist and having what's called a white nationalist agenda democrats in both houses calling for a vote to condemn it. federal prosecutors say they won't be charging
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a new york policeman involved in the chokehold death of a black american aragon his family say they are dismayed by the decision the officer. arrested for selling cigarettes on the street and 5 years ago his last words. were a rallying call for the black lives matter of movement. by. the secret vote by members of the european parliament on who gets the top job is over and counting is coming to an end we have some live pictures for you coming to
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us out of strasburg. will replace. and for the 1st time could be a woman on the line is in line to take the position iran's supreme leader has warned the u.k. the seizure of an iranian tanker will not go unanswered he's accused the u.k. of committing piracy for detaining the grace one needs of this month. in india disaster response teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of apartment block which collapsed at least 4 people were killed in mumbai others were injured the 4 story building came down during every rain residents have been lost in the the nearly 100 year old building but many different those are the headlines up next inside story after that we'll have the news a for you sees a. huge
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stash of weapons found in italy with neo nazi sympathizers the italian government says the sea here is unprecedented so how significant is this and what does it tell us about the reemergence of naziism and the far right movement in europe this is inside story. welcome to the program and has an arsenal of weapons has been seized by italian police in a raid on a far right group authorities say the incident is significant and almost without precedent stop was discovered during an investigation into.

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