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the coalition is signed after weeks of negotiation. in jordan this is our 0 live from doha also coming up the u.s. imposes new stronger sanctions against me in the us military leaders accused of the mass killing of. overwhelmed and i. trust your place. in a tight vote germany is. becomes the european commission's 1st female president. marchers are again gathering in hong kong defying what they see as china's efforts to tighten control. could finally be on the path to a new government after a deal was signed between the military and protest leaders they've agreed to form a power sharing body that many hope will lead to civilian rule it will be made up
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of 5 military members and 5 representatives from the pro-democracy coalition known as the forces for freedom and change for the deals the 1st step towards meeting the demands for civilian government after months of protests and the near 30 year rule of the share. the transitional military council has reach an agreement with the freedom and change forces you have witnessed the signing of the document it is a huge achievement representing a step towards an all inclusive agreement among all the forces in sudan in a new era and paves the way for the upcoming steps of the console the dacian and celebration and reinstatement of the constitutional document for the transitional period it's a glorious moment so let's just take a quick look at how we got here after months of protests against his rule the military removed president omar al bashir in a coup on april 11th the generals then set up a transitional council one a mass city and continued outside the army headquarters protest leader. held talks
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with the joint or they agreed on a 3 year transitional period to democracy but talk soon broke down over who would lead the joint transitional government the military wanted a soldier to be in charge protesters demanded it be led by civilians but on june 3rd security forces raided the protest camp outside the army headquarters killing more than 100 people all contact between the 2 sides was shut down where talks resumed on july 3rd after mediation by the african union and ethiopia within days they agreed to set up a council little govern for about 3 years while elections are organized well here morgan is monitoring developments from ethiopia's capital addis ababa. it's quite significant because it is the 1st agreement to be signed between the opposition coalition known as the forces of freedom and change and a transitional military council there's been lots in negotiation since one of president out of this year was ousted in april and yes talks collapsed several times and they came back together especially after doing 3rd when the army attacked the put democracies in front of the i'm headquarters killing at least $100.00
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protesters according to the protests are aligned medical sources so they're saying that now with the signing of the agreement they've taken a step forward and both sides seem to think that this is quite a significant significant achievement they didn't wait for for their signing and for the negotiations you know the live you heard us of a high level it is with pleasure on this morning to bring the good news to the sudanese people that we have signed the political document between the transitional military council and the freedom and change alliance it is historic moment in the history of the sudanese people and their journey of struggle it's a new era of partnership between the brave armed forces and our partners in the freedom and change alliance and the sudanese people in this document is the fruit of the efforts of the people and us as well we honor the fallen martyrs the bereaved mothers and the youth the fuel of this revolution now about constitutional declaration document which is still being negotiated still being discussed between the 2 sides and yet to be signed it will be defining the roles of the sub rank
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council and will be on the roles of the executive council we already know from the agreement just signed a few minutes ago in the capital that the 2 sides will be having 5 members each in the sovereign council which effectively will be the presidency and that the forces of freedom and change will be. the members of the executive council but what the role of these 2 councils will be is going to be defined in that constitutional declaration which is yet to be signed let's bring in one lead madiba he's the founder and president of sudan policy forum and joins us live here in the studio so what do you make of this deal signed today. and how important is it in terms of sudan's path to democracy thank you i i think it is quite an achievement you know after a few months few months of. transition in military council trying to avoid me is striking any deal now would be the feel very much obligated at
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least politically to me. a concession. and i question the extent to which they have given in too much to the demands of the forces of freedom and team because even though the forces of freedom and king are trying to appease the masses by saying that there is no immunity for or whoever took part in. the massacre of june fair. no one is bringing. attention to the at least 302300000 individuals killed in that for so the it is a very very good agreement i think they both wanted to reach for an agreement to see if it is. but it was done in a very opportunistic way and principled manner so let's just remind our viewers walid that this is just one of 2 very important documents we had the political document today we also have this contentious constitutional document which we
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understand will be signed on friday that's the really important document because it defines really how the sovereign council will work. that dates that document would provide this car folding for the system of governance and so far it hasn't been any breakthroughs in the points discussed in this constitutional document and that was my question to start with you start with that what this agent and then you go for that what is important and they have done very very is because they are under political pressure the transitional military council is under pressure from the regional and international powers the forces of freedom and change are under pressure from the masses and from the protests that is what the protesters will will discover in a few months from now if. i mean if an agreement this event reach about the
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constitution and document. if if see can no longer to blame it on the military council wanted let's just talk quickly if we can about the significance of the roles of the african union and the ethiopian prime minister what did they bring to the table and how did they manage to get the deal done today because at one stage we thought that the the talks have broken down so badly both sides weren't talking to each other i think their role was very very significant because i mean imagine if you i mean the prime minister of if you is head being guided and then the african union for quite a long period of time i mean a couple of months was very. thin about. freezing sudan's membership and they even brought the national flag down and they gave them an ultimate them after which they would be kicked out of the african union so their role was very very significant i think and we do appreciate that one
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of many but we have to leave it there thank you very much indeed for your time thank you were in cuba. now the u.s. government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date on me and mas top military leaders they target myanmar's commander in chief and several other senior officers is in response to the mass killing of ring of muslims in 2017 a crackdown led to a humanitarian crisis washington says the government hasn't taken any action against those responsible for human rights abuses so here's how those sanctions will work well de bar those targeted and their immediate families from traveling to the united states comes a year after economic sanctions are placed on lower level security officials this time it's the military's top brass the commander in chief minimum lying his deputies so when and to subordinates together they're accused of orchestrating widespread rights violations forcing at least 700000 ranger to flee the country since august 27th seen at
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a delegation of the international criminal court is now in the bangladeshi capital dhaka to discuss the range of crisis tanveer chowdhry joins us live from there now tundra so what more can you tell us about this i.c.c. delegation and what is their mission is. well the delegation arrived yesterday is headed by prosecutor james. they'll be meeting with various bungling government official including the foreign ministry as well as well as the home ministry official they will need to work out a lot of protocols. requirement and critic was it for diplomatic immunity witness protection program and so for then the team will had to. they will meet with growing are refugees and document a lot of that process that took place they will also meet with the community leader and agency people in the camp this is the 2nd visit by the i.c.c. team in march this year there was a team which visited and documented
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a lot of things they also met with growing a community member it should also be noted that more and more it's getting louder that rowing that is primary demand now is actually some sort of justice for what happened there and they won some sort of international involvement in that returning back is not their primary charge they said every every time we visited the camp our team all of. a refugee is a key demand is that we want some sort of justice before we head back and i should also point out that it's a delegation of me on my team heading to buying with that by end of this month headed by the permanent foreign secretary as well as the independent inquiry commission which is taxed by on sun suki herself to investigate these allegations in the camp now those times on condition are worked out with buying with this government before they'll be a lot of the in the refugee camp there will be a press conference tomorrow we'll have more in coming few days on this visit during
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. the child to the thank you. counterterrorism officials in pakistan of the rest of the man widely blamed for organizing the mumbai attacks in 2008 half inside was arrested while he was on his way to the central town of gudrun while the charges against him are still unknown all this comes just days before pakistan's prime minister imran khan travels to the u.s. washington has designated saeed a global terrorist yemen's who the rebels say they once again targeted saudi arabia is just an airport with drones it's a 2nd attack in less than a day with these say they have disrupted operations at the airport riyadh has not confirmed the attack. all right time for a short break here and i'll just say about when we come back the u.s. house condemns president trump for racist comments against 4 congresswoman plus. that the opposite that the mayor and the officers who want them bought them outside steps that they need to be off the porch outrage on the mother of the man choked to
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death by a new york policeman the news that we know charges against the officer more on that stay with us. we say it's a very heavy rain into northern parts of the philippines a recently see if they say every year now the system making its way in this is tropical storm dennis just to the east of luzon it will grab further north as over the next 24 hours but lots of heavy rain coming in from the system already we have seen $182.00 millimeters of rain in 24 hours it will turn she was a less wet over the next 24 hours the showers longer spells of rain still there across northern parts of the philippines marry a cloud of the right trials its way back into southern parts of vietnam cambodia
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pushing over into thailand and we'll see the showers becoming a little more strong out as we go on into friday so some prices spells grassy coming back in between much of malaysia indonesia looking fine in triumph much of australia also looking fine and driving seen some blustery showers just rattling 3 victoria through tasmania this weather system making its way through that's a cold front things will freshen up here once against 13 celsius top temperature in melbourne and adelaide behind that we getting up to around 98 in perth a little bit of clouds that with clapp but it should stay largely dry until friday when rain will gradually pushes way through by friday temperatures start to pick up in the southeast with a high of 40. if it indicates that you have or associate or again there is a least has the potential to be biased in a number of different ways there are too many are for jury for the computer to get
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it wrong who's checking those offices who commit those data entry is wrong to be saying that your sunday tonight is wrong to. kill becoming a suspect before the actual crime and in-depth examination into preventative policing pre-crime on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on the al-jazeera saddam could finally be on the path to a new way of government after a deal was signed between the military joint and protest leaders they've agreed to form a power sharing body that many hope will eventually lead to civilian rule. the us government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date on me and most military
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leaders they target me in moscow modern chief and several other senior officers in response to the mass killing of range of muslims in 2017. in hong kong a group of protesters have gathered in front of government headquarters as part of a campaign against what many see as beijing's attempts to tighten control a bigger rally is planned for sunday and earlier this month chief executive kerry lamb was forced to withdraw an exhibition bill that would have sent suspects to mainland china but many activists say they'll continue their protests john allen to report. thing. to say yet how was he in on solid data years among the smoke of the future knock on the golden. gong they hoit the light disappears and it starts to get dark you say look it's a silent policeman or barking in the deepest places upon kong. the
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words of poet son which on convey anger grief and resolve can mean a base so you they only care about policing beginning not the people this is why i am inspired by these young people who take to the streets risking their lives to fight for the future of hong kong jason doesn't use his real name and wants to stay anonymous 22 years ago they're already dark to. hong kong. used to have freedom since june a proposed law change that could lead to hong kong extradited to china sparked huge protests and the level of violence on seen in years sealing chang is one of the thousands of mothers who staged a protest and filed a petition in support of the youth movement kerry lam claimed ourselves to be the mother of hong kong people who behave like unruly children and don't know what's
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best for them and she was there to help us this is our future our right of freedom of expression of assembly all these. a guaranteed by the basic law most protests are planned online where security logistics fund raising and exit routes can be decided without anyone having to meet in person across hong kong ordinary lives have been transformed by a wave of solidarity protesters the 2014 and breland movement provided a lot of lessons because it led to imprisonment and factions now they've adopted a new wave of dissent a leaderless movement they say is harder for the government to pin down. hong kong is widely seen as the place of constant change and innovation and is one of the world's most visited cities. and many here want to make sure none of that's lost
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protesters here have adopted a slogan of the late famous martial arts star. the water my friend the sea like water they'll be fluid and adaptable and accept that what do you see is a fight for fundamental freedoms will be a long term struggle. the u.s. house of representatives as voted to condemn racist comments made by president trump about 4 congresswoman on sunday trump tweeted telling the politicians to go back to where they came from and he's refused to back down despite growing criticism both at home and abroad michaela reports from washington d.c. . without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table the vote went largely along party lines only for republicans joining house democrats in their rebuke of president. it was a rare occasion on which all in the house were forced to go on the record in response to intemperate comments made by the president these comments from the
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white house are disgraceful and disgusting and that comment are racist the vote was delayed by republicans who attempted to have the accusation of racism made by the house speaker introducing the bill struck off the record i urge you listen to our and you are that the balance of my house is going to the general speaker of the house if she would like to rephrase that comment i had actually read my remarks as a parliamentarian before i read them the unprecedented argument delayed the vote for hours many republicans clearly more angered by the speaker's words than by those treated by the president as a general making a demand that the word be taken down. a request for jones words or on parliamentary question to be taken down despite the republican fury a vote was taken and the house ruled the speaker's words should be kept on the record then another moment of drama for the 1st time
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a formal attempt in the house to move articles of impeachment against the president impeaching donald john truck president of the united states of misdemeanors the move is likely to intensify what has been a bitter debate among house democrats about impeachment more than 80 representatives are on record as urging such a move others including the house speaker have been arguing that it would be better to continue investigating the president through house committees rather than risk a failed move to impeach therefore downall john traub by causing such harm. to both authority of the united states is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment trial and removal from office a decision may non need to be made one way or the other my kind of al-jazeera
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washington well bill schneider is a political analyst and professor of public policy at george mason university he says even though the votes largely symbolic it's still significant some really rather unprecedented a vote to condemn the president by a house of congress you don't see that very often and it will make it much more difficult in the future for the president to seek cooperation from congress particularly any kind of collaboration with democrats who are the ones who are sponsoring. the resolution some republicans soon again but basically what we're seeing is a poisonous party divide made worse by this episode every move he makes his president has to galvanize his base he governs on behalf of his base he's a very unusual president most presidents seek to unite the country seek to create consensus this president governs by dividing he deliberately exploits the division of the country that was there long before he took office it's been building for 50
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years he sees it as an opportunity and rally rallies his base in defiance of those who are on the other side it's a very divisive strategy it's resented by a lot of americans and it's unlikely to work less than 24 hours off the new us a saddam rules went into effect they're facing their 1st challenge immigrant advocacy groups of 2 separate cases auguring the policy violates domestic and international law it requires migrants coming from central america. and one of the countries they travel to if that claim is rejected then they'll be eligible to apply for a safe haven in the u.s. so part of president trumps plan to stop the flow of migrants. the former peruvian president hundreds a leader has been arrested in the u.s. for extradition on corruption charges he's the latest politician caught up in latin america's largest ever corruption scandal centered on brazilian construction company other british leaders wanted for allegedly taking $20000000.00 in bribes in
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exchange for a new court of public works contracts. a british iranian aid worker jailed in tehran is being held in a psychiatric hospital after being moved from prison means a gar iraq list family says she's being kept in the facility under the control of iran's revolutionary guard she was sentenced to 5 years in prison on spying charges after being arrested at tehran airport in 2016 last month she went on a 2 week on the strike a new york police officer whose actions fueled a national movement against police brutality will not face charges over the death of a black man he was trying to arrest the u.s. justice department made the announcement on tuesday 5 years after the death of eric garner question salumi has more. than thanks. officer daniel panta layo was caught on video putting eric garner in a choke hold that led to his dad police were attempting to arrest are now on charges of illegally selling loose cigarettes.
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but after what was described as an exhaustive review the department of justice decided the evidence did not meet the high bar required to bring civil rights charges against the officer and we evaluated all of those actions in white his training and experience mr gardner's. actions to resist arrest. in the duration in escalating nature of the eruption we determined that was insufficient evidence garners family and their supporters were quick to have jacked . 5 years ago my son said i can't read 11. and today we came. because they have let us down. by. those words i can't breathe became a rallying cry for the black lives matter movement against police brutality after
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garners death in 2014 bringing thousands to the street in protest. the mayor of new york issued a statement expressing disappointment with the justice department's decision but clearly that wasn't enough for activists and members of their garters family who gathered outside city hall demanding that the mayor now fired officer bandolero while panta layo won't face criminal charges he could still face disciplinary action by the new york police department but the department is known for protecting its officers. u.s. attorney william barr a trouble point he approved the decision not to charge panda layo a fact that was not lost on activists and local politicians it's a pretty clearly to communities of color. it's a mystery showing yet again they don't give a damn about those protesters are again vowing to hit the streets in a country where race relations are already strained and a city where the mare is running for president as
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a democrat the pressure to act will be intense kristen salumi al jazeera new york. the european parliament has now only elected the lion as president of the european commission the german defense minister will become the 1st woman to hold the post when she replaces in november john holl has more now from strasbourg. approval from the european parliament in a tight vote. becomes the 1st woman to hold the e.u. use of top job as commission president she'll set the policy agenda for the next 5 years i feel so all notes and i'm overwhelmed and i thing you will for the trust you place in me the trust you placed in me is confidence you placed in your office your confidence in the united and a strong europe from east to west from south to north. as
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a german woman and a close ally of angle a merkel on the line will be seen as an extension of the chancellor's dominant role in european politics she owes her career to merkel and like merkel she's a political conservative and a passionate supporter of european integration. but big spending promises designed to sway down to any peace are a departure and may prove hard to fulfill we must take bold steps to get mrs ford a lion is indebted for their support to opposing quarters from the socialists to the nationalists which means someone will have to be disappointed supporters in the heavyweight center right european people's party bloc to which belongs brushed those concerns aside she managed to get the support of $27.00 out of $28.00 heads of government in the european union so western europeans eastern europeans were supporting her representatives from the different political families and what she
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also managed to do is together with us to bring france and germany closer back together the french german cooperation is not everything in the good opinion that sure but without a close friend operation things really don't move forward in the european union among the promises. has made is reform of the very electoral process that had failed to produce a democratically elected candidate with her name emerging instead from behind closed doors as the preferred pick of e.u. heads of government and state it's not only far right populists talking about a democratic deficit in the e.u. anymore many other m.e. peas a saying it as well. and try as she might to be the consensus candidate for all her promise of a green climate deal for europe wasn't enough to sway the greens what is this dream for europe can you explain that to me i can't. either i mean again a slogan. it's not
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a program what is it homage in which direction. but will be abiding sense of relief an autumn of crises beckons a trade war with trump and britain sliding towards a no deal breaks it at least europe now knows who's in charge join a whole al-jazeera strasberg. from a south african apartheid activists johnny clegg has died at the age of 66. clegg was one of the few white artist to defy segregation laws and openly criticize the apartheid government during the $1000.00 seventy's and eighty's nickname the white he was famed the blending traditional african rhythms and western music styles it was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4 years ago but continued to perform around the world until his death.
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the headlines here and al-jazeera could finally be on the way to a new after government after deal was signed between the military and protest leaders they've agreed to form a power sharing body that many hope will eventually lead to civilian rule. in. the transitional military council is reach an agreement with the freedom and change forces you have witnessed the signing of the document it is a huge achievement representing a step towards an all inclusive agreement among all the forces in sudan she's in a new era and paves the way for the upcoming step of the console the dacian and celebration and reinstatement of the constitutional document for the transitional period it's a glorious moment yemen's who the rebels say they once again targeted saudi arabia's an airport with drones is the 2nd attack in less than a day their disrupted operations at the airport riyadh's not confirm the attack counterterrorism officials impact. stan of the rest of the man widely blamed for
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organizing the mumbai attacks in 2008 after it was arrested while on his way to the central town of course run while are the charges against him are still unknown it all comes just days before pakistan's prime minister imran khan visits the u.s. washington has designated saeed a global terrorist the us government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date on me and mars the military leaders they target me and miles commander in chief and several other senior officers is in response to the mass killing of ring of muslims in 2017 that crackdown led to hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to neighboring bangladesh washington says the government hasn't taken any action against those responsible for human rights abuses the us house of representatives has voted to condemn president donald trump's racist comments against 4 minority congresswoman from told them to go back to where they came from. a new york police officer will not face charges for killing a black man he was trying to arrest the justice department made the announcement on
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tuesday 5 years after eric garner died in a chokehold his family say they are dismayed by the action garners last words i can't bring you a rallying call for the black lives matter movement. but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after risking it all thanks so much better though. a group with a fighting for the right to enter a cycle of hindu temple that has long been the exclusive tonight of mad one i want to investigate the battle of the calm centuries of discrimination in india on al-jazeera.
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a country ravaged by years of civil war sierra leone is now on the road to recovery but the ruinous effects of the conflict continue to be felt.
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50 percent of the population is in attract. drinking water is scarce electricity practically nonexistent. while they have been improvements on the country's infrastructure daily life for most is still a struggle. but it was. changed. randy runs a transport business after one of his drivers had an accident he takes to the road he has to deliver a spare part. while the stricken truck has been badly damaged than he has been assured it is still running. only this is the state of the vehicle for he. was. right.
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i direct recognize a fault but not for who was. that guy that. was. well. i guess our last. saturday night is it was out it was ok this.

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