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limitation of that low when it comes to reforming the military the rapid response force the security but then that is according to a lower the civilians will have to say so i think it will set a precedent that we can have a transition jointly managed by the military and civilian hopefully so then has a rich history of transition and do remember during the last 6 decades so that and there. went 3 transitions one from the from the colonial to national road and 2 others from military dictators into democracies that did not last for long so we have a history we have a lot of lessons to learned from our own history and from the recent arab spring histories i hope all that to be translated in the next. few years. can lead us to a stable democracy in the country as i'm sure many do thank you so much for having
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zain thank you. the world health organization has just begun meeting in geneva to decide if in about outbreak in the eastern democratic republic of congo is an international health emergency the 1st confirmed case of the virus in the crowded city of goma was discovered on monday it raised concerns the outbreak could spread quickly in the densely populated area close to that on the border. catherine joins us now live from nairobi so katherine what is it look like is the w.h.o. heading towards declaring this international health emergency. it was very difficult to tell sorry but before we go to that i just have a statement from w.h. talking about a fishmonger who fell sick at a market in uganda on july 11th us just a couple of days ago and he she has since died w.h.o. saying that it had yet to establish the woman's movement or who had transported how
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or how good looking for those people 590 fishmongers in that market could be targeted for vaccination w.h.o. also saying that this incident could spread the disease in uganda so this just goes to show how important this this meeting that has been called by the director general of the doctor. today is it's going to determine the risks and whether this is going to be declared. an international emergency and as you mentioned this meeting what's called after a preacher was confirmed to have in goma that preacher has since died and we've been spoken speaking to health workers working in the r.c. was saying that this really needs to be declared an emergency it needs to be given that attention because they're not just dealing with. just dealing with a bowl of
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a disease the dealing with a complex web of issues including mistrust from communities security issues a militia groups in some of these areas are attacking health workers treatment centers as well dr ted was himself and calling for this emergency meeting some he said that this. incident in goma really is a game changer because goma is a get it to other regional countries it's right at the border with one day in fact one has issued a statement asking its citizens to avoid getting into goma it's also a very easy to access other parts of the country from goma including can show us a cup it'll city with about 12000000 people. all right we'll leave it there catherine soy plenty more still ahead on the news hour including. full well and i thank you all for the trust your place in. the european commission
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gets its 1st female president. donald trump president of the united states. misdemeanors donald trump's racist comments about congresswoman sparks the 1st formal attempt to impeach the u.s. president. can install one of football's most sought after young players arrives at his new club in italy. the u.s. government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date on me and asked top military leaders they target me a mass commander in chief and several other senior of officers it's in response to the mass killings of rangar muslims in 2017 the crackdown led to a humanitarian crisis with washington saying the government hasn't taken any action
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against those responsible for the human rights abuses. let's take a look at the events which triggered these sanctions the military crackdown began in iraq and resulting in a large influx of people into cox bazaar now the world's largest refugee settlement a year later a u.n. team recommended the 1000000 man military be investigated for genocide in september the international criminal court joined calls for further investigation ruled it had jurisdiction over alleged deportations of ring of people as a possible crime against humanity and earlier this month those calls were acted on the i.c.c. prosecutor requested the court's judges authorize an investigation into alleged crimes against the ring of people namely deportation inhumane acts and persecution on tuesday the delegation arrived in dhaka to begin talks to have a child that he joins us live from there so take us through a little bit about the mission of the investigators there and back are today.
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well i don't know if you can hear me i'm having a little problem the team is here since yesterday the international criminal court investigative team they will meet with bangladeshi official including the foreign ministry official as well as the home ministry official they have to work out a lot of protocols including providing diplomatic immunity to the investigative team as well as a witness protection program for the witnesses things that bangladesh didn't follow the witness protection program then that will visit the camp they will meet with the rowing or refugees including the community leaders they will discuss various issues they'll also have a press conference tomorrow and we'll know more about that now it is interesting to point out that a delegation a man my delegation rather is heading to dhaka and this man headed by the permanent foreign secretary also
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a team is requesting to independent inquiry commission taxed by the sun suu kyi to investigate in the. city is now it is still under discussion with bang with the government but they are willing to come here and investigate on their own men might have been given permission to i.c.c. or un investigative team but they want to send their team here and we have visited the camps almost every month. to clear ration on getting louder and louder by their during a refugee is there one justice they want to return to me on my they said that we want some sort of justice for all that that is coming committed and this is getting more louder now this move and all this. declaration by the us sanction and this i.c.c. this is their 2nd visit they came on march it is a good news for their owing as they feel more assured that something is moving in the right direction and we'll bring you more on the next few days after the press
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conference and their visit at their during a camp in the coming few days. thanks for that. so you look at where this all happened when the crackdown broke out homes farms and mosques were abundant rock and state forcing people to flee their villages in a little over a month hof a 1000000 people fled across the mountains to bangladesh settling in the still growing cox's bazaar al-jazeera is the home of june joins us now on set he's covered the hunger crisis extensively always good to have you back on set thanks. so what are people on the ground 1st will make of the latest round of u.s. sanctions so i've spoken in the last few hours with several rangar refugees who live in those camps and cox's bazaar which is one of the largest refugee settlements in the world today i've also spoken to arrange activists and i can tell you that across the board what i'm hearing is that while this is welcome while this is a good 1st step everybody i'm speaking with is saying that this is just coming too
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late and that it doesn't go far enough what i mean by that is that one activist i spoke with said to me that the sanctions should have been imposed 2 years ago when that we're now close to when the exodus started 2 years ago and he said that this should have happened 2 years ago that it's good that the international community stepping in that it is significant but ruhi injure a few geezer i'm speaking with on the ground there are saying we have been calling on the international community to do more now for such a long time and while they are heartened by this move and while they hope it will lead to some sort of justice being met it out toward the me and more officials who they say are responsible for these atrocities they say not enough is being done so far and they're not convinced that there will be enough pressure by the international community on me and mars' army so that justice will ultimately be done sanctions i guess alone are not going to bring people to justice but there are all these i.c.c. international criminal court investigators now and backhoes that bringing any flicker of hope to people there is a hope because of that but that's
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a complicated process when it comes to the i.c.c. look i can tell you when i was on the ground in could prolong camp in. cox's bazaar a year after the exodus began in august of 2018 we saw the refugees marching with banners that said that this was genocide remembrance day they believe that a genocide was perpetrated against them they would like the international community to rally around that idea and bring those who perpetrated it to justice they're happy that those investigators are on the ground but they're also keenly aware that anything when it comes to this international criminal court this could take years this could potentially take decades right now you have a process that started the investigation is not actually been formally launched this has been a preliminary investigation thus far and we don't yet know when the judges panel that is considering the prosecutor's request to open this investigation we don't yet know when they will even rule on that. but also to stay with us could come back we'll get some other perspective probably but for now let's go over to james gomes
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he's the regional director with the asia center think tank joins us now live from bangkok good to have you with us so i.c.c. investigate is. starting this this doesn't mean a full formal investigation yet right. no it is not but it's good they are closer to the region and i think this is how we should see the whole context 1st of all the u.s. sanctions against the military generals is a little far removed from the region in fact the me and my elites are holiday in japan and in korea they are sending their children to school in singapore and packing their money doing financial trucks transactions that so everything is happening close to the region so it is good that the i.c.c. team is here in bangladesh we hope that the bangladesh authorities give it the full cooperation it needs but i think the i.c.c. team also needs to look at other asian stakeholders on the ground in cockspur for
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example the malaysian government has set up a field office sorry a field hospital in consulates are they have sent their human rights representatives to also take stock of issues on the ground in cox bazaar so the i.c.c. team needs to be talking to you know government stakeholders from the region in bangladesh looking at the rowing issue so that we can bring the issue closer to the region and then the rangers and the community that is considered a large can be sure that is this is closer to home but it's been pretty well documented the abuses the killings pretty well documented by human rights workers by journalist is there any way for this not to be escalated into a full investigation. well we can already see the strategy's strike by the side so they're already requesting that a team also goes down to take stock of what are called.
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accountability sessions and men need to. we can see that they will then try to neutralize the findings that the i.c.c. might undertake on the ground. so this is the way i think it's going to play out in the region but it remains to be seen what is the impact within men because one of the site effects of such investigation is that it actually consolidate the military position in myanmar just a year away or so for the elections to take place later in pretty 20 and we already see a momentum building where the military may gain politically so this i think the unintended effects of these investigations that we need to keep in mind. thank you so much for your analysis that was james gomez then let's go back to mohamed mohamed we sometimes you know the headlines are crowded these days with
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a number of international crises going on all around the world from sudan syria ukraine so on remind us of the conditions that people are still in during sammy in a word they're appalling i have visited those camps and cox's bazar several times over the course of the past year and a half and even though the conditions in those camps are much improved compared to how they were when that influx of bringing us are arriving in august of 2017 and even though you have much more of an infrastructure you have roads and you have you have dams and you have many aid workers there in the do their best to protect the most vulnerable among those populations they are still at the mercy of inclement weather right now it is monsoon season i'll give you one example in the past several days you had some of. most severe weather that struck those camps in the last 2 years you know it was so it was in the families displaced later on you know is a place where it is a displaced family go that's now displaced again from the weather what happens is
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you have aid workers that are with either u.n. agencies or other in geos and they go and they try to resettle them and these are people that have very little they live in the huts made of bamboo and tarpaulin and most of these. where they get into other parts of the camps other parts of the camps where they try to build settlements that aren't on hillsides because most of these huts are on hillsides these very steep slopes in the minute you start getting rain that is a heavy rain washed prone to being washed away so already in the last 2 weeks you had landslides you had flooding even though the conditions are much improved they are still very vulnerable and this is one of the most persecuted minorities in the world this is among the most vulnerable populations out there right now and they just become more vulnerable even by the weather so it's a really really bad situation and everybody i speak with there the last several the last couple of weeks they were worried about what monsoon season would bring it's early in the season over the course of the last 2 weeks that many messages from contacts they're very very worried what's going to happen to them are they going to
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be relocated to other parts of the camps are people going to die as a result of the flooding they're very worried and they're only getting much more word. and i'll tell you also though i wanted to ask you know how much confidence do people have in the international community at this point because that's not forget the peak of the killings of the hindus a few years ago was the time when the international community particularly some countries in the west trying to normalize relations and soften sanctions with me and my the rating of feel abused by the international community they feel brutalized by what happened to them in myanmar decades of persecution they feel abused by the international community you will notice when you cover this story that despite the appeals of aid workers and activists and also running that are on the ground there and cox's are despite their appeals they don't get the funding that they need they do not feel that enough pressure is being brought to bear against the government of myanmar and while they are encouraged by these moves they
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are happy that a team from the international criminal court is there they also say this should be happening at a must faster pace and each day that goes by when i speak to these working or refugees something like this happens and then they continue to live the life that they are living right now they feel that the international community has turned their backs on them and they worry that the those generals and me and mark have been accused by u.n. investigators of having perpetrated genocide perhaps they worry that they will get away with this sad future let's hope something is done to alleviate their suffering thank you very much mohammed june q counterterrorism officials in pakistan of arrested the man widely blamed for organizing the mumbai attacks in 2008 tough as side was arrested in punjab province happened days before prime minister monk on the eggs is made in visit to the us side founded the last group blamed for the attacks in mumbai which killed at least 174 people washington has designated saeed
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a global terrorist. yemen's houthi rebels say they are again targeted saudi arabia is just an airport with drones this is the 2nd attack in less than a day thesis a they've disrupted operations at the airport we all did not confirm the attack. in a few moments we'll have all the weather with but still ahead here in. the u.s. house condemns president donald trump for racist comments against 4 congresswoman plus protesters in hong kong vowed to continue to find the world they see is prone to chinese control and the reassuring remind the mold spores. in the fossil range of disciplines.
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we have flooding concerns across many parts of asia at the moment from the monsoon rains to the flooding in parts of southern and eastern china now is the time of the philippines you've got some very heavy rain clouds just to the east of all lose on and that's been pretty soon some tarantula downpours has come because we have tropical storm then us now in the region locally known as falcon but you can see the sustained winds 75 kilometers per hour gusting to around 90 kilometers per hour the winds not actually the greatest concern what is of greater concern will the amount of rain that we see from this system it is expected to pass just to the east of taiwan over the next couple of days gradually push up staying offshore very close to that east coast of china france are pushing up towards the korean peninsula possibly affecting japan by the way can kind of rainfall totals we're looking at $180.00 millimeters of rain here in just 24 hours so loose on taking
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something of a hammering in terms of the very wet weather that we have in place to say some very wet weather recently into eastern and southern parts of china these pictures just to the south of shanghai where we've had extensive rainfall in parts you had a 100 millimeters of rain in just 3 hours that weather looks set to continue as we go through the next couple of days. sponsored by catherine. water an essential resource for all humankind across europe pressure to recognize water as a human right and put its management back into public hands is increasing i think that the european commission will be very very. water privatization on anybody they really feel. people who see every 2 years something to invest the profit of they want or. to the last drop on al-jazeera. going behind the scenes
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a deal was signed between the military jointer and protest leaders have agreed to form a power sharing body that many hope will eventually lead to civilian rule the world health organization is holding a meeting in geneva to decide if and above the outbreak in the east and democrat public of congo is an international health emergency the 1st confirmed case of the virus to the crowded city of goma was discovered on monday. the u.s. government is imposing its strongest sanctions to date on me and mass top military leaders they target me and mass commander in chief and several other senior officers in response to the mass killings of ringing the muslims in 2017. the european parliament has now only elected or sort of on the lion as president of the european commission the german defense minister will become the 1st woman to hold the post when she replaces john clarke juncker in november she met with german chancellor angela merkel germany's new defense to fizzle out. well jonah how has
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more from strasbourg was approval from the european parliament in a tight vote. from the law and becomes the 1st woman to hold the e.u.'s top job as commission president she will set the policy agenda for the next 5 use i feel so all notes and i'm overwhelmed and i thing you for the trust you placed in me here the trust you placed in me is confidence you've placed in europe your confidence in the united and a strong europe from east to west from south to north. as 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
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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 peoples party bloc to which belongs brush 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 a different political families and what she also managed to do is together with voters 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 frank or german cooperation things really don't move forward in the
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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 any p's 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 well if you can't i can't either i mean again a slogan is not a program what is it how much in which direction. but they'll be an 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
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a whole al-jazeera strasberg managing the risk of crypto currency is like facebook's labor will be a priority of g 7 leaders meeting in france the french finance minister warned that an unregulated currency creates problems this is 1st of all a question of sovereignty you have states people native states from germany italy or sovereign states sovereign currencies. you're all and so on and last sticking to some very strong commitments some very strong boards we cannot accept to have the new currency having exactly the same kind of poor without the same kind of war with our disinclined of commitments and without the same kind of obligations and there is also a concern about money laundering there is a concern about the funding of terrorism we have spain for many years before
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address things at ease and being able to fix that issue of money laundering and of funding of terrorism. now us on tuesday u.s. senators questioned the facebook representative over the proposed currency david marcus told the senate banking committee the company would not control libra but one senator said facebook would have to be delusional to think people would trust that with their money facebook is burned down the house over and over in every arsenal a learning experience look at facebook's record we'd be crazy to give them a chance to experiment with people's bank accounts to use powerful tools they don't understand like monetary policy to jeopardize her working americans ability to provide for their family let's take a look at what labor is it's a digital currency being developed by facebook which would allow users to buy
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products and transfer money finale no fees facebook says it would not fully control the currency but have just $1.00 vote in the labor association which includes other companies like visa and. unlike bitcoin libras value will be tied to national currencies and subject to supply and demand zen and k. print is director of the financial technology research and consulting firm capron asia he joins us by skype from singapore good to have you with us so looks like labor has got governments around the world quite worried perhaps even more worried than with any of its predecessors in terms of cryptocurrency is why. well i think what we're looking at with regret is a more likely adoption of the platform now with something like declining because you know it's completely decentralized it was very difficult to use when you have libor one of the things that facebook is trying to implement with this is usability
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so in all likelihood at the launches it would be tied into things like what's out facebook messenger or another platform like e-bay as well as credit card so the usability and they are not the adoption of mira as a cryptocurrency or as in math that are changing money and moving value the much higher than the coin. how is it linked to national currencies can you explain that simply to viewers and explain how that differs from others by bitcoin. well that's one of the big differences and that's one of the challenges when we look at cowen and financial inclusion is the volatility of the value of quine makes it very difficult for people to hold it for any period of time if you're recording today's were 30000 and tomorrow it's worth 9000 doesn't do much good if that represents you know an entire year's salary libor is based on the concept of being paid to a basket of currencies much like a sovereign like a china egg renminbi to
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a basket current so essentially digitized origin of that and we'll have reserves in the back end to to ensure that that stays as close as possible so that reduces a lot of the volatility and should make it more attractive to people who might be looking to store some of their hard earned savings in the recline so it is a little more stable again what threat does it pose. well i think for governments and the reason that it's. concerns around that it's one of the officials mentioned before has been one of the work done group to combat terrorism by mentioning and other in which that money flows in so there is a big concern about how the platform is going to handle that because facebook was very short on the beach. as well as traditional processors and back scrutiny over a bit scared of what's happening here because it operates a completely separate channel from the traditional channels that we know for making
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payments around the world which would issue traditional banking so banks as well are concerned about where this is going all right we'll leave it there thanks so much for your analysis on that a less than 24 hours after new u.s. asylum rules went into effect they're facing their 1st challenge immigrant advocacy groups of 2 separate cases arguing the policy violates domestic and international law which requires migrants coming from central america to ask for asylum in one of the countries they travel through if that claim is rejected then they'll be eligible to apply for safe hopefully in the u.s. it's part of president trump's plan to stop the flow of migrants the u.s. house of representatives as voted to condemn racist comments made by president donald trump about 4 congresswoman on sunday trump tweeted having the politicians to go back to where they came from and he's refused to let up despite growing
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criticism both at home and abroad mike hanna 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 trump 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 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 to listen joe and you know 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
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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 of the words be taken down. a request for jones words or on parliamentary question to be taken out 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 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
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a failed move to impeach therefore donnel john traub by causing such harm. to the society of the united states is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment trial and removal from office a decision may not need to be made one way or the other my kind of al-jazeera washington former peruvian president 302 later has been arrested in the united states 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 of the wrecked toledo is wanted for allegedly taking $20000000.00 in bribes in exchange for lucrative public works contracts the 73 year old has denied any wrongdoing. the scandal has brought down politicians throughout latin america including in brazil ecuador and colombia eric fons worth vice
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president of the council of the americas he says the potential implications of toledo's arrest and the why the case are huge the tentacles of the other british investigation and scandals have really literally reached throughout latin america you named and any number of countries there are others you could have named as well venezuela certainly cuba there have been.

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