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capsized off the coast of libya on the 25th of july children and pregnant women are among the missing he is also concerned by reports that many of the survivors rescued by the libyan coast guard were placed in that the jury at migrant detention center which is close to a military facility and was hit by an airstrike on the 2nd of july that resulted in more than 50 deaths the secretary general reiterates that libya is not a safe country of asylum and that refugees must be treated with dignity and respect and in accordance with international law earthquakes in the northern philippines have killed at least 8 people to tremors with magnitudes of 5.4 and 5.9 struck on saturday near the town of silence at least 60 people are injured and there's been significant damage to homes and other buildings. to stay where there is here on al-jazeera coming out for a.b.m. our delegation visits bangladesh to convince rank of refugees to return home but is
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it safe. and paying the highest price the killing of hundreds of human rights defenders and colombia sparks worldwide outrage. hello again welcome back well we are going to seem plenty of rain over the next couple days here across much of the philippines and if you look at the satellite image it's really the philippines that has had rain over the last 24 hours so that will continue anywhere from the northern areas down towards the south so manila expect to see heavy rain in your forecast attempt to there of $31.00 degrees here on sunday coming down a little bit but really the rain expands across much of the region drier down here towards the south and scattered showers over here towards the west and singapore we do expect to see a rain shower in the afternoon when the temps are there of 32 degrees what here
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across much of australia we have one system entering the tasman sea another system is pushing across the bite and here across much of the east in the southeast we're going to see high pressure notice the circulation right there a lot of clear skies across much of this region and it's going to quite dry so we're going to seeing sydney a sunny day for you at about 19 degrees the rain is going to head towards the east very slowly melbourne will see some rain adelaide as well as down here towards hobart but it is going to be quite warm up towards darwin with attempt a few of $32.00 degrees and messy weather is in the forecast for much of the north in the south island of new zealand the rain the clouds and the winds are going to be a problem as we go through the rest of the weekend and into monday in auckland to give you a 15 degrees. on counting the cost this week south africa's debt laden companies need a bailout before they cripple the economy we'll take a look at taylor swift's spat with big business over music plus we find out why
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a radiant could some booking for a walk in boulder. county would cost on al-jazeera. this is al jazeera could remind all of the top stories for you know the un human rights chief has condemned what she calls international indifference to the rising death toll in syria's rebel held province in the past 10 days 104 people have been
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killed 27 of them children bahrain has gone ahead with the execution of 2 men convicted over terrorism charges despite its international concern about the fairness of the child un special rapporteur on edge judicial killings ideas kalama has called on by trained not to carry out the death sentences. and thousands of people in hong kong are defying a police baton by marching in the same area where protesters were attacked by alleged gang members last week large numbers of police and for riot gear have been deployed for fears of more violence breaking out it's. now a delegation from myanmar has arrived in running the refugee camps in bangladesh traveling to coax isthmus are trying to convince the refugees to return home that's for hundreds of thousands taking shelter after fleeing atrocities by us army in 2870 year tanveer child she has more from cox's bazar. several 100
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running a referee destroyed together near the center where the myanmar delegates are supposed to meet with the community leader they wanted to have the opportunity to see them maybe have the opportunity oxfam question but they were dispersed by the bangladesh police now we spoke to a few of them this is what they have to say. well. we came here to meet the myanmar delegates to get some answers to our questions but we were not allowed to meet with them. who i don't. know if you're recognized as rowing is in the give us a citizenship card we'll go back there in one second our experience talking to the rowing as months after months and this cams they have something fundamental demands before they even consider moving back to me on mars one of them is they be recognized as growing as they get citizenship and there is a guarantee of security by the international community what the mayor and more
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delegates will achieve we have yet to see but from the rights groups and others we know the environment is not conducive for them to return yet. and the conflicts in myanmar snorters states of ca's sheena's forcing more people from their homes a cease fire between government and the casino independence army and since 2011 since then instability has been puting many families at risk including women who are being trafficked to china mohammed junction has more. along me in mars border with china in this camp for the internally displaced the stories are full of sorrow . as singer hour works she contemplates the desperate choices she's been forced to make how work dried up when the 17 year old cease fire between me and more government forces in the kitchen independence army broke down in 2011 how being unable to support her family lead singer out to a decision that still rocks her with guilt he has had all the ga and my daughter
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was still young i didn't want her to get married at 1st but the chinese family said they would take care of her well my relatives they greet she should have a better life so i made the decision for my daughter to marry a chinese men in. the groom promise to pay almost $7000.00 to sing around but ended up paying only around half of that saying raus daughter who we're not identifying for her safety eventually returned home. my friends keep asking me how it was to marry and live in china was it fun why are you happy i told them it wasn't fun and that's why i'm not happy i was very sad and disappointed to get married. the escalation of hostilities in kitchen state has resulted in a huge increase in the number of displaced many people who used to cross into china to earn a living as day laborers can no longer do so saying come who works with the kitchen
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women's association says that makes the situation more dire for the internally displaced. and that a growing number of families are now forcing their daughters into marriage when i i think many of the parents want their daughters to marry a chinese man because they thought their have a better life in china they thought the chinese government would take care of china's citizens perry well for some there is a darker side to finding a new life away from the kitchen and out of me and more. according to human rights watch traffickers are increasingly preying on the despair of women who feel they have no choice but to seek work across the border this woman who are also not identifying for her safety was trafficked to china. as a fit i lived in terrible conditions they were abusing me with sexual violence i do want to sleep with them by was forced i begged them to let me go but he was not listed in and he raped me on to became pregnant. and contacted china's ministry of
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foreign affairs for comment but has not received a reply human rights watch says another reason the situation is worsening is because for every year since 1987 the percentage of women in china has fallen a gender imbalance that is leaving many chinese men without wives for now concern is growing that more traffickers will try to take advantage of the increasing desperation of people who are already vulnerable. as. wild leaders sorry engine is here for the funeral of its 1st democratically elected president. the 92 year old died on thursday following a severe health crisis he'll be buries us a hillside cemetery in tunis for other leaders on the entire it's french president's image of an echo german chancellor angela merkel. shake to mean been hunted down the are some off the leaders attending well david chase there is life
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or is in china's david what legacy does a subsea leave china zia. yes let me 1st tell you that i'm standing in front of the cemetery where the president will be buried it's a 13th century cemetery and it's overlooked by the ottoman fort with the the chinese yuan flag at half mast behind me and as for the legacies he'll leave behind i think one has already proved very useful and that's the constitution he helped to develop which meant that the power vacuum that his death caused the presidential elections were meant to happen until the end of the 17th they'd been brought forward this was covered in the constitution he wrote to the speaker of parliament my husband. has taken over as the interim president that is very important the a smooth transition of power a stable democracy these are things that he helped deliver and one of the most
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important ones of course was bringing together the blend the union between the clerical side and the secular side of the political spectrum here that was the supreme achievement of the president and then of course he also did an awful lot in that constitution to bring forward gender equality bring forward women's rights not was a work only half done he's his early death and means that those those issues are still to be decided but without a doubt president trump said in a message from the white house he showed the courageous and tremendous leadership and that's what he'll be remembered for indeed. david today of course a day of remembrance but there are problems of the for his successes what sort of thing lies ahead. well there are certainly problems ahead and that's
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a problem also that the president himself failed to deal with during his political life tylenol of the main problems was of course the economy that has seen yet again a rise in unemployment from 12 percent up to 15 percent or so and more than 31 percent of graduates are without jobs that is extraordinary figure there is frustration growing here there's a rise in the fuel rates food rates are rising inflation there are stereotypes measures being imposed by they are and that these are all the problems are not actually been solved yet these the ones that will crowd in on whoever succeeds the president in the elections on september the 15th. ok david chase life isn't china's fine i thank you not colombians have been protesting at home. against the killing of rights activists 170 murdered by criminal groups and say
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peace deal was signed with func rebels 3 years ago and the central ramp yeti explains. the thousands of colombians took to the streets of the capital in of the dozens of cities worldwide all united by a single message and the alarming rate at which human rights defenders and civil society leaders are being killed. hundreds of leaders have been killed in our government pretends to be deaf and blind they pretend they don't see what's happening to our leaders being killed. he's moody us one of 1300 community leaders currently on their tread almost 500 have been killed since the signing of a peace deal with far gravels as criminal groups fight for control of lucrative drug trafficking and illegal mining in remote territories and as paramilitary groups connected to criminal political elites oppose lamed restitution programs.
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but i think this government doesn't want to find out who is paying to kill these leaders there are very powerful look at how west with high connection to the national power and i believe there is a complicit silence. this 9 year old crying over the dead body of his mother community leader many others. sparked a wave of indignation that spurred the rally. protesters want the government of president who opposes part of the peace deal to do more to protect the leaders and impunity and recognize that the killings are systematic in nature. but while president ducat did march in the coastal city of kut to hannah his right wing party was the only one not to endorse the rally despite being booed by protesters who came made the call for unity. her twin a life is lost in our country when a voice is silence when hope is distinguished by violence we deeply reject all the
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expressions of violence which are filled by drug trafficking organized crime and illegal. this is the largest demonstration since the signing of the peace agreement and with that they put more pressure on president get everybody here at present unless something truly affect the power structures behind the violence there will be more killings and they will remain the single biggest threats to the implementation of the peace deal in the country. thousands of miners in south africa who are suffering from potentially fatal diseases average the legal settlements were $350000000.00 in a class action lawyers for the mine workers seats 10 major companies for compensation 6 of the companies accepted a deal which has now been approved by a court in johannesburg up to 100000 miners saw their dependents could benefits
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many miners developed lung disease or other illnesses as a result of their work at the ivory coast is known as the world's leading cocoa producer plus another crop is a marriage ing as a big moneymaker cola. record highs last year and growers are determined to become the world's number one producer amenity just reports from above feel. pruning quality used to get more not. over the last 3 years farmers here have been improving the way they work and the yield from this 7 hectic farm has doubled. 4 years ago zombie sizzle there was a cocoa farmers. unlike many others he says turning to color not has been easy. to dicker with even been a cook before i had a little experience that is helping me but for me or for
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a new adventure it's not saying much at the moment but i think it's worth a try. was trafficking traders especially from roger i come here to ivory coast to buy. some of the goods find their way to the middle east in 2013 ivory coast produce more colors that we did 3 years before about half that of nigeria the world's number one producer but farmers here say they can be given over a leader if they were given the same support and find i felt as a country school performance. there is little in the way of government support for the farmers but help is coming from elsewhere with researchers helping to improve farming techniques. it's essential for the farmer to be paid a good price per tonne access to new markets is also important and that will ensure that they keep doing what they do. in africa collinet are mostly used in
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traditional ceremonies but also used to make drinks and pharmaceutical products so many here say their potential is huge traders and farmers say if their government could help them get a fixed price for their goods they would prosper and others would be encouraged to take up farming and that way they say their country would not only be the leading global producer of cocoa but of color tool by degrees al jazeera i will feel ivory coast. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories the un human rights chief has condemned what she calls international in difference to the rising death toll in syria's rebel held in live province michele bashfully says those targeting civilians should be charged with war crimes in the past 10 days 104 people have
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been killed at least 26 of them children. well we're definitely seeing a military escalation in general particularly from the government forces and their allies over the past 3 months or so just in the past 2 weeks i would say that it will further with daily attacks and multiple attacks daily over and over and above what we were talking about this morning we were hearing of more abstract last nights and salary today as well so it's ongoing it's relentless and the people suffering most of all are not the fighters al-jazeera has obtained a copy of a draft u.n. report on child casualties in conflict zones saudi arabia has been criticized for its role in yemen but the report says it's trying to reduce casualties israel has been left off a blacklist despite killing $59.00 palestinian children last year syria myanmar and south sudan have also been highlighted for concern bahrain has gone ahead with the
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execution of 2 men convicted of terrorism charges despite international concern about the fairness of the trial un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings and his column or how it's called on by her not to carry out the death sentences and it's a she activists are of an malarky they were sentenced over the killing of a policeman after a mass trial of $56.00 men last year amnesty international says the men were beaten and tortured in custody to tain confessions thousands of people in hong kong were defying a police ban by marching in the same area where protesters were attacked by alleged gang members last week large numbers of police in food riot gear have been deployed for fears of more violence and that's you updates the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost. the songs
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continue. and the last 20 democratic presidential candidates take to the stage for the 2nd us democratic debate. join us in a conference from detroit and tonight. on al jazeera. hello i'm adrian finighan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week south africa's debt laden companies are too big to fail without a bailout could cripple the economy. from paul mccartney to taylor swift we say can look at the decades old struggle by artists to control their work. and job seekers in iraq only they're not iraqis we find out how u.s. sanctions against iran of forcing people to cross the border in the hunt for jobs.
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south africa has a problem some of its biggest states companies pose a threat to the economy juicer the huge debts chief executives have resigned frustrated by red tape or have been fired due to corruption and president still run oppose the recently one another with the help of powerful unions has shelved plans to fix problem companies now if the state was a step in to bail out 2 of the biggest firms power company s common ports operator transnet government debt would shoot up from 57 percent to 68 percent of g.d.p. escola said it doesn't need a 3rd of its $48000.00 employees and for unions and run opposed that's a problem south africa's unemployment rate is at 27 percent with or without a bailout power blackouts in march were behind south africa's economy contracted in the 1st 3 months of the year eskom has been given an extra 4 point. $9000000000.00
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to keep operating and to pay down some of its debts transnet which runs the company's ports and rail freight is also at the center of numerous corruption allegations from overpaying for locomotives to paying advisory fees for non-existent businesses south african airways which employs $5700.00 people is another company that's been without a chief executive for the last few months in his resignation letter c o o. complained that his plans to turn around the loss making airline were undermined by a lack of funding he'd requested $1500000000.00 well there's little prospect of the government allowing the big state firms to fail as that would damage the economy but right now a high profile commission is looking into alleged rampant state corruption presided over by former president jacob zuma al-jazeera has reports. presidents all wrong a person came into office promising to fight corruption last year president jacob zuma resigned under
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a cloud of corruption scandals which filtered down to government departments and officials the government has since set up a commission of inquiry to investigate those allegations well revelations around corruption state owned companies have shocked south africans critics are concerned that the inquiry won't amount to any prosecutions with zuma at one point withdrawing from the inquiry saying he was under attack well. it is corruption should be tackled the public protector a corruption watchdog accuse the president of lying to parliament about a $35000.00 campaign donation he received when he was running for president of the african national congress the president says the public protector's report is unfounded and is taking her to court meanwhile the public protector with the syrian cabinet is facing increasing criticism especially after the constitutional court in
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another case read that she'd lied under oath and go bonnie's been accused of undermining ram opposes fight against corruption and parliament has indicated it may investigate a competency for many south africans for straighted by the extent of corruption the fight against it appears to be overshadowed by the fight for power for many an unnecessary distraction the chairman of this comes board a job who testified at the commission of inquiry saying the power utility was the main theater we can rupture an in-state capture taken place much of this comes woes are related to a $42000000.00 payment to a coal company which was owned by the gupta family friends of jacob zuma the national energy regulator says political meddling and corruption as some. of the reasons that the power utility is in crisis is going to struggling with more than $31000000000.00
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a day it needs government intervention to continue operating officials at state owned rail company transit of also being accused of corruption with employees they implicated in the payment of kickbacks and media reports say millions of dollars were paid on contracts that went to china south and china in north wales according to the bureau for research economic research and design was leadership south africa's economy lost $70000000000.00 analysts say under jacob zuma political decisions were made that negatively affected the economy the south african rand tanked and investors sold of $93000000.00 worth of government bonds allegations of corruption have been made against government owned companies from the state broadcaster to the national airline now hoping to aid the fight against corruption a government unit's been set up to include lifestyle towards of public officials
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for all its will test whether the lifestyle of an employee is in line with their income while the president has made promises to turn things around many still wonder if there is a lack of political will specially given the extent to which the governing a.n.c. may be implicated from either miller counting the cost. let's talk more about some of the challenges facing south africa right now joining us from london peter out i've been told peter is the head of capital markets research at south africa based in teletext good have you with us peter so south african airways trans net many of south africa's state owned firms facing huge financial and banishment troubles just how much of a threat to they and others pose to south africa's economy and massive build up of financial stress of the state owned. enterprises and you can always tell when the back is about to stop when people stop paying wages and that's when finally things
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start happening normally in terms of bailouts in terms of hopefully some semblance of reform but each month now we have a number of an s.o.s. who are basically trying and then sometimes failing to pay wages in full and hence now we have money coming forward from the budget which is going to be bailing out a number of the us always most notably has come they've given an extra $26000000000.00 rand this year and a $3000000000.00 round next year about $4900000000.00 in order to keep the show on the road and ensure their house going concern though they are in the old it is the sign of the accounts which will come out next week so a lot of these are so he's really right on the edge of requiring significant amounts of taxpayer support president rather poser wants to split into 3 given all that you've just said why does the not appears to be the political will to see that through well this is actually the point is it is it policy or not to do this on bundling into different entities it's certainly been a presidential proclamation from various speeches but actually it's not widely
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accepted across government even even within cabinets there are there are restrictions being put on this trying to redefine its meaning as basically ideological and also personality and ego battles come to the fore between different cabinet ministers and so that's really the worry here is we need to have movement on this unbundling is shown to work globally to help. energy companies and state electricity companies in distress and we need actual movement for there's basically no other option apart from to do this and it will be further stressed further low setting for the blackouts that means to come i think before we really see movement on that front in the next year or so but these companies really too big to fail should the government therefore the taxpayer keep having to rescue them what about the option of privatizing them south african airlines for instance i mean surely that's right for privatization. what we have to spit out i think in the too big to
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fail argument as calm on the one hand keeping the lights on member as calm is producing 90 percent of all the tryst in south africa is simply not an option not to having it to fill out role that is too big to fail and hence political games ideological games can be played around it but none of the others i would say are too big to fail and say indeed should be allowed to go into business rescue basically insolvency process which would allow the best bits to be cherry picked off there is a certain amount of interest in some of the assets of essay by the private sector setting as a whole the whole entity has a huge number of issues technical department they said we don't know the number of you widgets and other things that they have to say much corruption over the years but there is some interesting again ideological blockages where some parts of government are happy for that to be the minority stakes in things like i say but not the majority of stakes there any particular strategic investor would really look for to have control to be able to turn around those entities by having management control but about the political will 57 percent of the modes of g.d.p.
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is is what south africa's debt is running as the government simply can't afford to keep rescuing these as we said we were when will reality bites so this is the fascinating thing we're working with investors on the moment and you know discussions with government and others as well is we're in a sort of very strange slow moving story and there are a number of reasons for this the 1st is there are exchange controls in place in south africa still one of the few countries really to restrict or developed market countries to to actually really restrict investors in what they can do so the large amount of capital trapped on shore that means people have to buy government bonds the equity markets underperform so much people are are buying a lot of government bonds and also remember the lack of blackouts now since march as well has taken the pressure off slightly there those blackouts are likely to come back through the end of august probably into september so there has to. and so the weird mix of carbon is not forget as well with the federal reserve cutting
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about to cut rates the e.c.b. as well global market sentiment and this sort of pushback from markets as well as also be more muted maybe that would otherwise have been so this has allowed some breathing space but ultimately you know the end point is still inevitable because as we heard south africa's former president jacob zuma is giving evidence to the commission set up to investigate corruption allegations during his time in office the inquiry into states can show just how damaging has all of this been this process even for south africa and its economy so the zonda commission process is fascinating and has taken a long time it's going to be going on probably for another year at least and then more time while they actually produce or a natural report and there's been a lot of criticism of the commission they have taken relatively easy lines on the knee of the witnesses that have appeared you know the process it has gone relatively slowly but that the zoomer appearance of all those on the commission was
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fascinating yet the general consensus rightly say was that a lot of what he said was completely sort of you know out of kilter with reality and with the truth there was happened in south africa but actually his purpose of appearing there was ultimately political and was focused within the a.n.c. i don't those terms actually i think he was quite successful in terms of driving a wedge was his desire inside the party and so i think you have to treat him very carefully and ultimately a lot of this stuff is internally focused within the a.n.c. and that internal focus means that they can be distractions from dealing with some of the big issues the structural forms yes so he's except for a great to talk to pisa many thanks for being with us and counting the cost of. the rock imports $12000000000.00 worth of iranian gas and goods every year while baghdad has a 3 month waiver from washington to continue buying iranian exports that are concerns about the economic impact for both nations once sanctions kick in already . many iranian could see a crossing the border to find walk in northern iraq we have 2 reports for you in
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a moment a solid and job is in baghdad on fears that ending imports could push up prices but 1st a touch of going to reports from a bill in the kurdish region where the common language makes it easier for a rainy and kurds to earn money for their families back home. each room shot from gardy wallpapers is bringing him closer to the day he can afford to marry his fiance the money he earns as a handyman in northern iraq is also supporting his parents at home in iran. how did it go it's been 5 years working in. before this kind of work wasn't popular now there's more of a demand and business is getting better every 3 to 4 months i take a break and go back to iran because i have a work permit. but these iranian kurds aren't so lucky without work permits they enter the kurdish region in iraq on one month tourist visas work every day they can
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return home and repeat the process mohammad faruq says a lucrative month of work puts $800.00 in his pocket. i know it's very hard for me to be away from my family but it's hard not to have any money to spend all to buy food what's better being away from your family and having money or being with your family and having no money the government doesn't keep beneficial count of the number of iranian workers here but says there are hundreds and that number has tripled in the last 2 years as iran's economy suffers from u.s. sanctions the director of labor in the semi autonomous kurdish region expects more iranians to seek work here will be taking advantage of an economy on the rebound following several tough years. yeah he had a good i proposed a plan to address the situation with iranian were. it would match them with jobs we
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have a need for we don't want to close the border with them but we must organize a situation that effects the local workers greatly and we have to give them a priority. he says for the time being the kurdistan regional government has no intention of barring these men bound by culture and language many people see these iranian kurds as their brothers and sympathize with their plight. from vegetables to milk cooking oil to washing detergent in southern iraq almost everything on sale is from neighboring iran. not just theory products come from iran take it snakes cakes juices all are imported from iran there will be a crisis if these products. some locally produced items are available but imported goods are cheaper iran's proximity low prices and long established trade ties make it easier for vendors to rely on 3 indian product. iranian groceries
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dominate the iraqi market because if it wasn't for the in locally produced groceries would have been sold at twice their actual price. but as the u.s. increases pressure and imposes biting sanctions on tehran iraqi traders are concerned. that what we can afford the absence of iranian goods in the market the average income of a person under the allows for buying cheap imported goods from iran. iraq is the only country exempt from u.s. sanctions on iran washington has extended baghdad's waiver on iranian imports for 3 months it's not clear what will happen when that expires as the us insists iraq must find alternatives in anticipation of the sanctions iraq and iran have been discussing ways to continue the trade an estimated $25000000.00 worth of iranian imports into iraq every day according to iraqi officials there's a special financial agreement under which iraq will run without sending over any money iran will be able to use that money which remains inside iraq to purchase
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goods a similar agreement exists between iraq and some european countries to work around u.s. sanctions. and there are other powers papering iran that are defending iran's interests which made iraq iran's back door a.t.m. so to speak to mitigate sanctions iraq's economy is largely unorganized a lack of official statistics. makes it impossible to accurately picture what happens at the border with iran which stretches 1400 kilometers france germany and the u.k. introduced a mechanism called in sticks to facilitate trade in exchange of basic goods including food medical equipment and medicine between iranian and foreign companies iraq's case is different because in addition to household items baghdad relies heavily on iranian gas imported electricity. iraq also needs iran iraq political situation isn't completely settled this extends to iraq's economy
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industry and agriculture besides iranian investment other foreign investment is no . although iraqi officials deny that baghdad is becoming iran's a.t.m. or cash machine the fear is that any restriction on cre could affect iraq's fragile instability now how the musicians like taylor swift make their money you may have thought that after her spat with businessman scooter braun who bought the rights to swift's 1st 6 albums that there was perhaps a link between streaming publishing record sales and her potential earnings well there is some truth in that but just not enough to make artists rich braun the manager of justin bieber and ariana grande a paid $300000000.00 for the rights for the masters to swift's back catalogue but she isn't the 1st or last artist to have seen her work sold to the highest bidder paul mccartney wasn't happy and losing the rights to the beatles catalog to michael jackson in $185.00 jackson paid $47000000.00 to buy a t.v.
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which included rights to music by bruce springsteen and the rolling stones because he's hoping to win the rights back musicians still make most of their money from touring according to billboard u 2 was the talk in 2018 double of based rock has made $54000000.00 nearly all of their earnings coming from touring just $2400000.00 came from sales streaming of publishing. joining us now from london zack fuller a music analyst at miti at research good to have you with us on cars in the costs act does taylor swift have a point with artists receiving such a small percentage of the revenue generated by their music where is the rest of the money going. of course but this is a conflict that is old as music recorded music history and we've seen this going back from the days of the beatles there's always been this conflict over is the artist being renumerated in the way that they should through the record label now
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when artists often sign these deals they are not in the leverage position that they are once they become a global superstar so really what we've witnessed with the taylor swift story is that conflict that because when an artist who has achieved global success then comes to renegotiate with a label that actually prior to that fame had their label had their rights signed off so even in this age of new technology and streaming the way in which we get all music is it still the case the big music is king the big music is king it's interesting you bring this up because really what the big machine deal with involving taylor swift right to shown us is actually has given this almost a platform to the very idea of the label this now what i mean by label service is the end there of digital where a lot of artists are actually going direct to fan and bypassing the label system altogether labels are actually having to play catch up affectively and so instead
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of offering a deal where you are actually taking a lot of the artist's rights the value proposition that they are offering is using their marketing strategies their global networks their ability to build a brand and i see using that as their main selling point so what we've actually witnessed with regards to this idea of the bigger artist it's actually the middle class of the independent artists outpacing the recorded wind industries of room growth if we look at last year it was actually labels services group 3 times quicker in terms of revenue than the overall recorded music industry so our bigger artists being as big as they were i mean it's a fair point to bring up but really it's labor services that winning at this point so what would your advice to be to the. being a musician how can young artists ensure that they are. benefitting from the streams that they get from the fact that people want to download and listen to their music out how can they generate revenue what's
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important to remember now is that they have more choice than ever so bringing it back to the taylor swift story when she signed this deal these up change these didn't exist those labels services they use they were not in place and the whole streaming economy had not developed at this point so if you are younger artists you may choose to go with a ranger record label because you believe it's best for your art but ultimately now you have the choice now music streaming platforms really did disrupt the industry i mean account remember the last time i actually bought a physical copy of a recording a cd i mean vinyls had a bit of a revival but if you take the billboard numbers of what the streaming services are actually paying artists per stream i mean just fractions of a cent it's going to take a heck of a long time for musicians to profit from the music isn't it. well really what the streaming business model has done is it appended the whole idea of the seo and so i
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think the have been some teething problems in terms of how that those economics are beginning to add up because as you correctly identified if you're seeing per stream rates it begins to look quite low but the advantage of what we're seeing that streaming is it's expanding the overall music market so previous territories where you never would have received any revenue from it really in its most its most embryonic form recorded music industry could only really monetize developed western markets streaming is completely changing that and as the overall base grows that it's going to be to the advantage of the artists so a streaming services like apple music and spotify the savior of the music industry both the artists and the publishing companies or are they are they disruptors but in a bad way. it's a bit of it's interesting described as disruptors in a bad way i mean if you're talking to record labels we just should go by the sheer numbers you would almost bring out the savior narrative and record recorded music
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industry was in a state of almost some would have described terminal decline for the best part 15 years between 202015 those revenues are now starting to creep up again although it still has a long way to go for reaches the dizzy heights of what it was in 1990 streaming services have a sense the driven the majority of that growth and so the save the narrative the idea that spotify oh awful music would have saved the record labels isn't too far stretch to say taylor swift obviously unhappy about having to give so much of the revenue who work generates to the publishing companies that the put the record companies. looking at it from the other side who should be happy the revenue the revenue that her songs are generating in the stablish artists is going to help other younger less well established artists up and coming off its was an interesting point because if we consider one of the labels signs artists typically
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most of them on going to even make a profit in the end they're not going to go on to achieve the success that taylor swift has so one could make the view that yes revenues are going off to pay for the advances of other artists that weren't achieve the same level level of success that taylor swift does converse to that point is an artist may feel well this is my revenue and the one who is achieving that success i shouldn't be able to bankroll bankroll as other artists you can see both sides of the point from the label and the artist fascinating zach has been great to talk to you many thanks indeed for being with us on counting the cost thank you. and that's our show for this week if you'd like to comment on anything that you've seen you can tweet me i'm at a finnigan on twitter please use the hash tag a j c t c when you do or you could drop us a line counting the cost al-jazeera dot net is our e-mail address as always there's plenty more for you online at al-jazeera dot com slash c.t.c. that takes you straight to
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weapon of choice pizza. and internet look at what inspires one of tuna's is most popular comedians to make people laugh. miten is the hands on al-jazeera. hello and welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from my headquarters in doha with me. coming up in the next 60 minutes the world is accused of not caring days of airstrikes a. 100 people including more than 20 children. bahrain executes 2 men convicted in
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a mass terrorism trial that was denounced as unfair by rights groups. defiance in hong kong thousands ignore a police baton and march in a town where pro-democracy activists were attacked last weekend. and doubling their money were an ivory color of the banking on kabul enough to be their new cash crop . the tour de france. winner. the good the bad the ugly side of. the track but the. un's human rights chief has condemned what she calls the world's indifference to the rising death toll in syria's rebel held and lip robins michelle says those
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targeting civilians should be charged with war crimes in the past 10 days 104 civilians have been killed in airstrikes and southern adlib at least 26 of them were children a warning viewers may find some of the pictures and saying aha this report disturbing. they are images that have shocked many a tragedies like this are happening nearly every day in northwest syria where the government's assault is its storage box. but it's a love the law desperately trying to save his daughters as they dangled from the edge of a building destroyed in a syrian or russian airstrike the 5 year old we have held on to our 3 year old sister drove one for as long as she could. but then they fell to the ground i. died. well when struggled for life but later passed away in hospital.
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the high number of people killed and injured here particularly children reflects the scale of the humanitarian situation war monitors say there have been at least 800 civilian deaths 200 of them children since the russian backed syrian government offensive began in april in the past months at least 33 children were killed according to save the children that's more than in the whole of 2018. they are linked targeted and most of all it's the places they live in that are being hit marketplaces hospitals that the facility is schools no one and nothing is safe anymore and. these scenes have become all too familiar rescue workers at times dig for hours to find survivors and remove the dead civilian infrastructure schools hospitals. and help the syrians are protected under international humanitarian law they're meant to be spared and yet they're being impacted more than anything else so there has to be outrage.
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the latest offensive is no different from previous ones during the 8 year war they are carried out with impunity and little accountability. the pope sent a letter to syria's president bashar assad asking him to protect the lives of civilians the european union says attacks on critical civilian infrastructure must stop the united states and the u.k. renewed calls for a cease fire an adlib but the international community statements have not been backed with action. the bombardment hasn't stopped it's intensifying the u.n. describes what is unfolding in its live as a worsening nightmare for the civilians they are not players in this conflict but international humanitarian rights organizations say they are being targeted so. istanbul. now earlier we spoke to rupert colvin the spokesman for the united nations high commissioner for human rights and he said the government's offensive
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is relentless well we're definitely seeing a military escalation in general but particularly from the government forces and their allies over the past 3 months or so just in the past 2 weeks i would say that even further with daily attacks and multiple attacks so it's ongoing it's relentless and the people suffering most of all are not the fighters. now the wider issue of child fate how the seas and the world's conflict zones is the subject of a report at the united nations al-jazeera has obtained a copy it says that last year the saudi u.a.e. coalition in yemen killed or injured 729 children the report's authors blame the israeli government for the deaths of 59 palestinian children and the wounding of nearly 2700 that is the highest numbers in 4 years in syria airstrikes bower bombs and cluster munitions killed or injured more than $1800.00 children while of
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ghana's fallen had the most child casualties for another year with more than $3000.00 on diplomatic editor james bays has more from the united nations. this report comes out every year it makes very grim reading it's from the secretary general of the u.n. to the security council it's not yet been published but out zeros obtained a copy of the report in recent years it's become a political hot potato with 2 countries not wanting to get mentioned in this report and that's israel and saudi arabia it's pretty clear to me from reading this report that there's been political pressure again because inside the report it says that israel's responsible for the highest number of deaths of palestinian children 59 in 2800 for 5 years and yet at the end of the report the amex which lists the countries and groups responsible for killing children israel is not mentioned saudi
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arabia does get a mention on the list but on the part of the list here of listed parties that have put in place measures during the reporting period aimed at improving the protection of children now saudi arabia the saudi led coalition in yemen has been under that section for 3 years it does though beg the question if they're putting measures in place to stop killing children to protect children why are children in yemen still dying. now bahrain has gone ahead with the execution of 2 men convicted on terrorism charges despite international concern about the fairness of the trial the un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings agnes kalama had called on behind not to carry out the death sentences handed to share activists arab and malani they were sentence over the killing of a policeman after a mass trial of $56.00 men last year amnesty international says the men were beaten
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and tortured in custody to obtain confessions well let's get more on this we're joined now by sam walton human rights activist who specializes on the train and he's joining us live from london good to have you with us on al-jazeera the charges against the men are the most serious of charges terrorism murder and human rights organizations even the united nations are saying they didn't receive a fair trial why not. world there can be no further trial on the behinds current judicial system which it would be generous to describe it as a kangaroo court but also we've seeing. credible reports of torture. we've heard from the families of the men that one of them was shot journey his arrest and those bullets were only removed 23 days later when they came to visit him. in prison he was in a wheelchair his toenails had all been removed he couldn't walk and he said he'd
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been used electroshock buttons on him and beaten him severely and forced him to sign a confession so these trials are frankly the least credible chores i can think of those are really disturbing reports are these cases representative though of a wider issue around unfair trial than executions and by her rain have things become worse since the protests in 2011 when authorities cracked down on shia led protests demanding political reform. absolutely i mean this really is is par for the course in bahrain we saw 3 executions a couple of years ago in 2017 of a very similar pattern and we're seeing these executions now a lot of been linked to in fact the rain embassy in the united states link the
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executions explicitly to donald trump resuming executions in america and i think it's very important to link the timing of these executions to the recess in the u.k. e.u. and u.s. parliamentary bodies because bahrain does not want scrutiny of except secu sions so it's good to talk about it on the media and i was just going to ask if they're not going to come under pressure from say the united states can we expect international pressure from other countries especially britain where you are in the guards to bahrain's human rights situation. i think that's a that's a very important question to ask about the international pressure because britain especially is the trains old colonial power king hamad of bahrain likes to think of bahrain as you know still part of british empire and we've seen britain continually trying to find ways to not justify but folks
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methods of accountability for these for torture so for instance putting cameras in behind the prisons which will stop torture apparently but of course the torture simply takes place around the corner from where those cameras are and in fact this week in the house of lords in britain we heard lord collins of hybrid say the fact that the verdict of the un committee of torture or the u.k. funded human rights oversight bodies in behind on not affected u.k. tax payers money is being used and leading to more executions in bahrain than ever before and i think you know it's just a condemnation of britain we've seen we've seen labor politicians lib dems politicians come out this week and condemn these executions but we have seen a deafening silence from boris johnson's new government and a complete unwillingness to protect their human rights and do you think that it's more international pressure and scrutiny would make a difference the. absolutely i mean there are you know the reason they're doing
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this now is because they're worried about the scrutiny from the parliament so you know we are in a position where bahrain does not like to be seen as a torture it's very nice to get its executions done as quietly as possible and so parliament you pressure is absolutely vital as are demonstrations in front of embassies and we've seen before interact very badly to the amends pressure from civil society you know human rights watch amnesty reprieve the un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings they were spoken out and that is useful. mr martin we thank you very much for your time on this we do appreciate that a family 10 live in london thank you. probs.


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