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to counter what it calls an illegal step including challenging india at the un well tensions have risen rapidly in the region after india sent thousands of additional troops last week and ordered programmes and tourists to leave priyanka gupta has more. a sudden and momentous decision. india's government says it's revoking special privileges granted to indian administered kashmir the opposition is furious. it's a change in the constitution with far reaching consequences a move just inserted using the powers vested under the 3rd section of article 370 following the recommendation of parliament the president announces that starting the day the president of india will sign the declaration and the day when it will be published in the government is that all the sections of article 370 will cease to hold good except for section one of the article article 370 the section of the
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constitution that gives significant autonomy to kashmir is at the heart of why the region joined india in 1947 it allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications that means the rest and so the state live under different laws from the rest of the country in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts. and one and the uk which will be directly governed by new delhi the government has put parts of indian and ministered kashmir under security lockdown and has deployed tens of thousands of additional troops internet is blocked and phone lines are down. 3 prominent me politicians 2 fem former chief ministers are under house arrest revoking indian administered
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kashmir special status is expected to garner strong reaction this is a straightforward pandering to the hindu majority electorate in india b j p o the hindu nationalist party came to power in the elections in may this year with enhanced majority based on promises that it would remove these special provisions which they say that under to the muslims of india so there is a clear political polarization here with the ruling party trying to pander to its hindu vote bank. they have already been protests as the spread on sunday about the government's plan to hurt article $35.00 in article $370.00 is our basic constitutional right we have made an agreement with india the basis of these articles and now they are trying to derail vocals articles this is an injustice to us. are not going to tolerate we should just. disputed kashmir is one of the most
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militarized areas in the world india and pakistan claim it as their own for now the region is on the edge as it prepares to come. while a member of parliament from indian administered kashmir has criticized the government's move. they've made the constitution precarious they've removed both $375.00 which are rejected in the constitution they have finished the constitution and the us and pakistan has responded to the indian government's move saying this pakistan strongly condemns an rejects the announcements made today by the indian government regarding the indian occupied kashmir the indian occupied is an internationally recognized disputed territory no unilateral step by the government of india can change this disputed status as an shrines in the united nations
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security council resolutions pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps. has more from was a pakistan administered kashmir. well the only option available to pakistan are death moment or tried to send a signal to the international community that it is time for arbitration between india and pakistan something that india has rejected all along because it was back in 19 kevin to do after the war of 1971 that india and pakistan agreed to settle all outstanding issues bilaterally however for the past few years there has been a deadlock and there are 2 tides are not able to get back to talk particularly because of indian objections today across pakistan they have a major protest in all 3 days as far as and of course a condemnation of the indian move it should be understood that the board that both
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the army they are eyeball to eyeball busy across the line of their white which of course been a bone of contention the pakistanis also accusing the indians of using banned munitions ridge to call cluster munitions india and of course have denied that the pakistani president had also called for a joint session of parliament to be held on tuesday that of course will come out with a unified response from both the opposition party that relish the government and of course it will be important to see what kind of announcement is made by dr now the only option available to pakistan is the diplomatic option because war is not an option between these 2 nuclear armed neighbors. plenty more ahead on the al-jazeera news hour including being told now to see more take. chaos on the streets of hong kong police move in to break up a general strike. after
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a mass shootings that shocked the country the u.s. president donald trump lays the blame on the media. and coming up with peter the player who could lift the trophy because if a bad back. so hong kong why general strike has turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police have been firing tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic earlier the city was brought to a virtual standstill by the strike action train services were disrupted and at least a 100 flights were canceled andrew thomas reports. a general strike is what was promised general chaos across hong kong and before the sun even set his watch people.
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it was very different early monday morning and central hong kong was deserted many had responded to protesters calls to strike but many more simply couldn't get to work protesters had blocked the doors of subway trains to stop them running and put barricades across roads at the airport absent traffic control is meant more than $200.00 flights were canceled striking workers had plenty of support shutting down on them to call to me which effectively destroyed is doing it's not a good idea. world. for one day or you can. bringing some reminder so you support the strike. but there wasn't a total shutdown and some were not happy you didn't join the strike today 1000 because they have to work on i think it's very stupid destroy the whole call hold
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is a very good place to stop destroying hong kong who the protesters or the gulf coast not the government of israel. think of as the best hope of course is the best after a news conference hong kong's chief executive condemned the strike and the broader protests such extensive disruptions in the name of certainty months or uncooperative movement have seriously undermined hong kong's law and order. and are pushing our city the city we all love and many of us helped to build through the verge of a very dangerous situation. it already feels dangerous protest to stop disrupting transport to gather initially peacefully in 7 locations across hong kong after some threw stones police responded with canister upon canisters of tear gas.
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running down from the sky is some food they were using to be cleaned protesters used traffic cones to contain the smoke hong kong's government shows no sign of being able to contain this after thomas al jazeera hong kong. or thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in paso texas to honor the 20 people killed in a mass shooting at a shopping complex on saturday it's the worst attack in the u.s. so far this year a 21 year old white man is facing multiple criminal charges. and in ohio a large crowd gathered for a vigil in dayton's oregon district to mourn the deaths of 9 people there who were killed during another mass shooting early on sunday police say the gunman was among those killed 16 others were taken to hospital with injuries. while the
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us president donald trump has spoken out against gun violence at the white house he's condemned bigotry racism and white supremacy but says social media and mental health are to blame for the country's increase in gun crime and this follows the 2 mass shootings in the u.s. over the last couple of days which left left 29 people dead and dozens injured in the 2 decades since columbine our nation has watched with rising horror and dread as one man's shooting has followed another over and over again decade after decade we cannot allow ourselves to feel powerless we can and will stop this evil contagion and that task we must honor the sacred memory of those we have lost by acting as one people let's not cross over to our white house correspondent kimberly health issues joining us from d.c.
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so we did hear trump condemn white supremacy in that statement that he made kimberly but for those that were hoping that he would propose gun laws they will be disappointed. well and there is some challenge in that is that the states in the united states have very strong rights with respect to gun laws so there is a limitation to what the president can do it's also important to point out to our international audience that the white house doesn't make laws congress and that's where the challenge seems to be we've seen the house controlled by democrats put in place gun legislation but that it stalled in the republican controlled senate now the u.s. president certainly can suggest he can also put in place executive orders we saw the latter in terms of suggestions of what he can do within his power as number one what he's pledged to do in that as he went on to condemn. the white supremacy which
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is what he is pointing to as the cause of at least one of the weekend shootings in el paso targeted at minorities that he wants to commit federal resources to combat domestic terrorism and extremism and is going a step further because there has been such a rash of shootings we should point out 2 of the weekend 3 in the last week directed the department of justice to identify red flags that potentially could include extreme protective orders in other words can finding somebody if they are identified as being a potential risk for a mass shooting reforming mental health care including involuntary confinement and also hate crime legislation that could include swift capital punishment now these are proposals put forward by the president but in his speech he did point to congress as being the ones that need to enact this law calling for a strong bipartisanship so far something that has been the obstacle to gun control legislation or even reforms in the united states and i suppose now reaction must be
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coming in kimberly on what the president had to say so what are you hearing about from democrats as well as republicans on the statements. well there has been a bit of surprise on the part of. the left of the political spectrum democrats mainly who did not expect the president to condemn white supremacy this is something they called on and they're certainly not going to applaud the president because they feel that he has been slow to do so in his presidency but there's going to be and there has been some criticism from the right that the president has shifted left in terms of some of his proposals there's concern that some of these proposals that the president's putting in place to combat gun violence will infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners the majority that the conservatives and republicans point out as well there is concerned about the infringement on civil liberties that if any of these if for example involuntary
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confinement were put in place that this could be weaponized against a political opponent for example so in terms of any of these proposals being acted swiftly highly unlikely given the fact number one congress is session right now and number 2 they're highly controversial expect that any one of these proposals would take a very long time to be debated before it was even put in place in the form of any sort of law kimberly how could frank you. still ahead on the al-jazeera news hour in libya forces loyal to the warlords are have to launch air strikes killing more than 40 people plus. i'm charlie on the edinburgh festival west of the most painful experiences on the steps. i will tell you which english premier league club showed mcguire the money that's coming up with peter in sports.
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how i think we will see the winds picking up across parts of the middle east over the next couple of days clear skies sunshine as per usual one or 2 showers just lurking between the black sea and the caspian just around the caucuses but otherwise you can see lots of dry weather in place 36 celsius in kabul 31 for karate or into the mid forty's for baghdad and also for kuwait you can see how that wind is just driving out of syria through iraq and pushing down across the arabian peninsula that's going to be the theme as we go on through the next couple of days so watch out for some lifted dust in the sand the visibility is not particularly good temperatures pick up in doha 4445 celsius over the next couple of days but it could be that breeze that you really will notice a smile setting in. little bit of breezy weather pushing across southern parts of africa it is dry here so he clear skies little bit more cloud just rolling across
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sea southern cape could produce a few spots of rain i think more so into wednesday then choose that cloud will thicken up and up towards cape town the far south of south africa for much of southern africa joy and sunny sums it up the showers there across the tropical regions as they should be from the hollers right into the gulf of guinea. bigger and potentially more dangerous that's the best way to describe what's happening with the smoking alternative known as favorite i enjoy the taste of it and the harmful effects of what smoking does between 2013 in 2014 alone we start tripling in use among us high school students and head to head comparison ysaye versus conventional cigarette which one do you think is healthy my opinion i think they're both dangerous takes no one else's in. the latest news as it
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breaks. with details coverage no one is willing to return home to me on my own without sort of going through papers and security guarantees from around the world the challenges facing the new prime minister. negotiate a new bricks that deal in one day a deal the e.u. says cannot be renegotiated. hello again the top stories on the al-jazeera new thing the ceasefire in syria last rebel held province has collapsed the government is resuming its bombardment of
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libya and that's accusing rebel forces of violating the cease fire it's also blaming turkey for not guaranteeing the truce. a just government is now saying a bomb was the cause of a blast that killed 20 people on sunday the interior ministry had initially said the incident in cairo was an accident involving multiple vehicles. india's government has scrapped parts of the law that give significant autonomy to indian administered kashmir the region. is set to be split in 2 parts and its special protections are being removed pakistan has condemned the move. so the dispute between india and pakistan over the status of kashmir goes back to the time shortly before independence from britain when india was partitions in 1907 the muslim majority region was ruled by a hindu king he chose to join india after fighters from pakistan entered the region war broke out in the area ended up being split into 2 parts one administered by
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india the other by pakistan while fighting in indian administered kashmir has been mostly in the muslim majority kashmir valley india's constitution gave the region autonomy and special legal protections for people who live there but the government has now removed that provision to integrate it into the indian states for more on this we can speak to. a senior lecturer at king's college london is joining us live from london and this is all about article 370. that has now been revoked by the indian government so what does this actually mean for those on the ground. well one of the things that needs to be understood is that the actual protections of article 370 have been being eroded by the indian government over a long period of time under many different governments so in some senses the complete where vocation of article 370 is kind of
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a final break of fraying of the social contract between the indian state and the kashmiri people that was formed as you as you mentioned around the time of partition but at the same time there to sort of distinctive aspects to this firstly they're changing the administrative status of kashmir from being a state to being union territory which means that any elected government and. doesn't happen elected government at the moment will have substantially fewer powers then they had to understate it and then secondly the manner by which the indian government has ram this through parliament is raising constitutional questions for people what about what's actually happening on the ground because in addition to revoking the article as you are saying the government has also placed leaders of the major political party under house arrest it's also
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deploying troops to the area why. well i think that this is mostly preempt preempt or preemptory there have been some. sort of reports of attacks or we're going to happen in the kashmir valley by terrorist groups but that hasn't been confirmed at all. the the imposition of a curfew and the arrests of. the national kong conference is sort of. what's happening sort of simple tenuously with the decision of the home minister to push forward this this measure and i think the power government because pakistan. has come out as expected and strongly condemned this move by india saying it will exercise all possible options
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to counter what it calls as an illegal step what can pakistan practically do what are its next steps if it has relatively little. tools in the tool box one of the things that pakistan would like to do is to highlight the sort of. human rights abuses in the kashmir valley and of course the the revocation of article $370.00 belongs within the same sort of rel relative basket but what we've seen over the last decade or so is that the international community is increasingly less interested in engaging with the kashmir issue. generally seeing it as a domestic indian politics but we did say last month while the pakistani prime minister was visiting washington the u.s. president donald trump in fact did offer to mediates between pakistan and india on the issue of he has here is that
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a step you think that the pakistanis will not be pushing for. i you have no doubt to tell try to push it i am relatively skeptical of president trying to follow through on this particular particular issue especially because india came out very forcefully and reiterated its position that any negotiations are in kashmir need to happen by out early between india and pakistan and there are many issues that are generally off the table right on the we thank you very much for speaking to us from london thank you very much now libyan media reporting 41 people have been killed in air strikes launched by forces loyal to warlords 24 has studied the attack reportedly targeted a wedding party in the town of motors a thoughts in southwest libya dozens more were injured more than a 1000 people have been killed since have to us forces launched an offensive in april to take control of the capital tripoli but not on the well head has the
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latest. libya as you and back to government of national accord has condemned the attack by half to war planes on civilians in the southern town of the murders of about 900 kilometers south of the capital tripoli the government of national accord is blaming forces loyal to the world have to pull what it calls a committing crimes against civilians in the south of libya it's also calling on the united nations support the mission in libya to open an investigation into those crimes and on a sunday after the drone. strikes killing get dozens of civilians in the town of murders a big and injuring get dozens of others we know that the tribes in the town of most of. the victims of these airstrikes have been totally
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injecting the what they call the military who will have to his forces in the south and namely and the town of. have to his forces on the other hand are accusing the tibble fighters of recruiting their tipple cousins from chad which. are categorically denying they say that all the victims are libyans civilians with libyan i.d.'s and libyan heritage we know that since last february when have those forces launched a military campaign to take control of the south of libya including get strategic locations towns oil fields and airports that has been sporadic fighting between have to his forces and the fighters since then we understand that the tibble fighters in the sales of libya are now calling on the international community to do its part and protect civilians against have to attacks in the sales of libya.
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yemen's who the rebels say they've launched a series of drone attacks against saudi arabia the targets were. airports on the king's holiday air base in the southwest saudi state television has confirmed the air force intercepted and number of drones launched by the whole 3 rebels accusing them of trying to strike civilian targets to be able outbreak in the democratic republic of congo and doctors without borders says nearly 2 thirds of those who've been infected have died were briefly shut its border with the d r c on thursday after 4 patients in the eastern congolese city of goma tested positive for the disease stephanie decker has more from geese and yea it's one of the main crossings on the rwandan side of the congolese border. this is an incredibly busy border crossing as you can see thousands of people cross from wanda into the democratic republic of congo and back every day they go in the morning they come
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back in the evening and you can probably see quite how close is to where we are it's literally part of the same city if you will and of course goma is the city in the d.r. sea where you had 4 people diagnosed with the ebola virus in this is why the rwandan authorities became so concerned closing this border last thursday for a couple of hours what they have done now is they have their allowed speakers were voices telling people all these people that are moving back and forth to wash their hands explaining what the symptoms are of a bullet things like if you're feeling feverish and telling them then to go to certain medical points that they have set up to get checked this is the challenge the challenge with this virus is the way it is transmitted is transmitted through body fluids through sweat it is hot as are those are telling people not to touch each other so the moment i can just see a plane taking off from the airport in this is why it is so close this is why there is such concern in this is why the one of the forces are taking very very seriously
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but they're still saying and maintaining of course that they've never had a case of a boat in rwanda and that's why they put all these measures in place to make sure it doesn't happen russia's deputy foreign minister has spoken for the 1st time since the u.s. withdrew from a landmark nuclear arms treaty washington walked away from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty on friday accusing russia of not complying moscow has denied this and says the u.s. has made a serious mistake by leaving the agreements stuff and has more from moscow. russia's deputy foreign minister ripped off made it very clear that the risk of a nuclear arms race between the united states and russia has increased significantly now that 3 t.d. intermediate nuclear forces treaty signed in 1987 is that and he blamed completely and fully the united states for this he said the united states has deliberately killed this treaty and put all the blame on russia he says it's true russia owns
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a missile the $9.00 and $7.00 to $9.00 missile but we never task that is beyond the 500 kilometers range so basically he can't we can't be blamed for violating the treaty he also said that it is clear that the united states has other options that . the united states has a lot of strategy basically aiming at ese and that's why the treaty had to be to terminated he said that one of the reasons for example that the nuclear arms race in asia could increase russia said that if the united states puts a new missile in asia that it will consider and look at the situation and react accordingly to defend its national security basically the big key word here is china the united states wants to balance what china has been doing also on the defense front but china never really had any intention to join any nuclear treaty
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so that's why the united states is planning and on friday the u.s. defense secretary already said that he wants to send missiles to asia sooner rather than later so there's a lot of concern about that during course presser a lot of asian journalists were asking questions about the possibility of this new nuclear arms race in asia and the friends for the deputy foreign minister sat that we will all have to see and wait what the united states is planning to do. china has escalated its trade war with the united states in response to president trump threatened sanctions the central bank stopped propping up in one allowing it to fall towards lowest level against the dollar since 2008 the people's bank of china blamed the trade war for the. if this isn't rattled markets and is likely to inflame tension between washington and beijing. economic editor arbitrarily
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explains how the currencies drop could benefit china donald trump imposes tariffs next month the chinese are weaponize in the exchange rate to manage this to help manage the economy so if these new sanctions come into play then the chinese economy will contract by not point 2 percent but it does not point 2 percent and that means that by lowering the currency by 10 percent they can mitigate the impact so that's their plan this is this is because they haven't got enough trade goods which they which they buy from the u.s. which they can sanction anymore so this is this is what they've left with the currency the chinese would argue this is not been a palatial what they allowed is the markets to take effect the markets analysts and economists think that china's economy slowing and what is the outlet when that happens the currency hughes you depreciates which allows you to sell more goods overseas but you also has negative impacts like the inflation so this is just one
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mechanism that they can use to counter the terrorists july was the warmest month on record for the planet's that's according to scientists at the european union's copernicus climate change service who say it continues a worrying upward trend in global temperatures this year it's accompanied by a major ice melt in greenland and 0 science and technology editor and explains. global temperatures in july i usually hot but never before have they climbed this high scientists at the use copernicus climate change service analyzed temperature data from across the world and observations from satellites and ground stations they say july was the hottest month albeit by a small margin rising from the previous record in july 2006 days scorching record temperatures and hate waves in europe the united states and the arctic
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coincided with a major ice melt in greenland data from scientists at the danish me to a logical institute shows melting on almost 60 percent of greenland's ice sheet that released 197000000000 metric tons of water into the atlantic ocean in july we actually now see a. signal of. climate change global warming the arctic is actually warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world and now there's a very clear signal that is warming is actually driven by too much carbon dioxide in the air so as this year 2 increases so should temperatures around the world we're going to see more of these type of heat wave. these heat wave of events behind large wildfires since early june wildfires in the arctic
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pumped out more than $100000000.00 tons of greenhouse gases that's equivalent to belgium's carbon dioxide emissions in a year climate scientists say there is still time to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels the u.n. body dealing with warming planet the i.p.c.c. has pushed a simple message for governments businesses and individuals to drastically cut emissions by making. this switch from burning fossil fuels like oil cast sand coal to clean green renewable energy but since the i.p.c.c. issued that call back in 2015 carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to rise it now shrouds out planet at a level not saying and the last $800000.00 he is free of amber because a senior climate scientist who funded copernicus climate change service she says
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more record temperatures are likely if levels of greenhouse gases remain unchanged just look at the month of july is not going to just look at one month isolation so yeah like about 19 well i would say are warm and so if you want to be warmer there's a prediction was like in all of most of the record. global temperatures have been increasing they also are increasing i mean it will continue to improve it would end up greenhouse emissions so it's a little bit like walking up a mountain and there was nothing i was it was the one thing we really were planted i mean it was about one degree mark. and if we can simulate farms well where did you see rapid mom is all i want but i'm not very good mom was remarried. without having to greenhouse gases global temperatures will continue
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to increase well i think that after. i've already you. on a national level but on all levels i'm a little level we have little action. i'm not a little bit reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also you look at flooding what would change when i asked i'm saving all day well like those in the. well some performers a. fringe festival are taking the trauma of their past through the stage sharing their deepest darkest secrets through song and dance charlie angelo explains. monsters lurking briony killing a show about how she lost her mind a partner almost. an experience she relives every night in front of hundreds of people using cabaret and comedy. oh oh. oh
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oh oh show is funny heartbreaking and it sold out she says it helps to heal the socks for me. and i call it a crisis you know by making off oh yeah that's how i've always thought that would take myself so yeah i feel like i figured it all out i guess. now it's so far away it's if it was in some ways it's quite nice to go deep into that horrible side and then i can come off to say i just saw that and. say yes it's good it's good therapy for me never was mean to me now i do. confessions can also make the great quality of the edinburgh fringe no subject is too personal or too brutal to talk about acrobatics how this performance illustrate the highs and lows of a childhood by domestic abuse but the festival organizers realize that can be therapeutic some material can revive trauma here
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a friend central this year we're offering a lot more services to support artists of reformers and to just be really mind that as well as being a wonderful creators imaginative space it is also is also tough for those artists who are digging deep into their own emotional journeys to share those with other human beings to help cope with the frenzy of the friends the festival. is offering meditation workshops talks with psychologists i now have mental health 1st aid is on hand to support any artist who feels overwhelmed whether they've suffered for that all it's all made out of this suffering. with energy wit and compassion these refreshing and intensely personal pieces of what shed light on the experiences often to the dog. still ahead on the aisles are a news hour surf's up for the hosts as they strike gold of the pan american games
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again details coming up in just a moment with peter in school. sports
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news with peter greenberg you very much strangely i have drawn 1st blood in this year's ashes cricket series of the beating england by 251 runs in the 1st test in the needed 3 better out the 4th and final the edge best and for a draw but lost 4 wickets before lunch after the interval the australians kept up the pressure with spinner nathan lyon finishing with 6 wickets 2nd test will be played at logs and starts in 9 days' time and south africa's leading we could take
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in test matches dale steyn has retired from the 5 day version of the game a fast bowler took 439 wickets in his career but has struggled recently with a shoulder injury steyn will continue to play one day internationals and t 20 s. india won the t 20 series against the west indies robert shards of school the 67 shelden cottle celebration at dismissing virat kohli was the highlight for the west indies there you go you can see at 22 runs on the back with luis system the victory. now manchester united have completed the signing of the world's most expensive the fan the harry mcguire will be joining them form list the $3497200000.00 the england international spoke to menu t.v. about the 6 year contract. really proud moment to myself to join such a big club were you always dream of work now at wembley and i'll just say that it's a big stage when you're young. an amazing club is
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a club always i've always watched and i've always looked up to when i was young. mcguire was also targeted by rivals manchester city but their manager says the club couldn't afford them. he is an excellent top class top class player the central defender to just be. we were interesting but. we cannot afford it is an excellent team in the world cup he made an incredible workout this strongly grew to do with the boulders fast so far as him by wars i was young i was told the qualities to work from united congratulation for united of the 2 mass shootings in the united states one of the country's top footballers has taken a stand on gun violence in the nation's capital u.s.a. a national team player and philadelphia union captain alejandro bedoya school the opening goal then it seems victory of the d.c. united on sunday then ran over to a picture side microphone to protest the lack of action from politicians it's.
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congress to do something and i think it's. from a part of florida close to a school which was the site of a mass shooting last year wrote this on twitter earlier seeing more thoughts and prayers words without actions are just worthless america it seems is becoming a dystopian society do something in the. a straight isn't it curious when the washington opens to claim the 2nd title of the in the season. reports. the curiosity put on the show all week but a bad back threatened to ruin the party in the final against russia's 3rd seat medvedev however despite his discomfort curiosity's the drop shot to good effect to make his opponent do most of the running and he won a tight opening set on a tie break i if the 1st set was all about the drop shot the tweener was his weapon of choice in the 2nd ever the showman the australian chose
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to play between his legs not once but twice both with the same result. i was taught i am a curious so i guess i might just be arriving in this final for the 3rd game running when match point came he asked a fan in the front row where to put his serve and yet again it worked perfectly. i was 88 so the match securing a 2nd total victory in 2019 and his 6 a.t.p. title overall it also means he's now 5 and one against top 10 players this season it's amazing how people wily back when they never lost faith in me even though i was it in myself and so it means a lot i mean obviously it's great to get the win but you know i've proved to myself and i don't lot of people that back me that i still have and can still produce at the highest level. his bad back may have made it hard to lift the trophy but the bad boy of tennis is moving in the right direction back in the world's top 30 and
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on this form surely a contender to win his 1st major at the u.s. open later this month david stokes al-jazeera. to go from there was a dramatic finish at the women's british open japan's a delicacy born all sunk a long part on the final hole to win the title been on sunday means she finished on 18 under par one shot clear of american the set seles she blew no. is 20 years old and remarkably this was her 1st tournament ever outside of japan it also ends the country's 52 year wait for a major champion. the longboard serving finals have been held at the pan american games in lima it's a big sport in peru with fans calling the country's breaks the whole why of latin america and supporters were thrilled to see the hosts continue their domination in anything but tropical conditions ben walking a mentor taking gold in the men's event to add to the country's 2 gold medals in the show called competition results chloe coleman beat another peruvian
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a maria fernando reyes to win the women's event and surfing competition at these games also acts as a qualifier for next year's tokyo in the next. that's what we leave it for now of most sport again a little bit later the rain we will see later peter thank you for that update thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera we're back in just a moment with much more of the day's news coming your way see you in a minute thanks for watching. adored by millions for challenging social issues head on and what women say is
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are watching a life from a headquarters and. also ahead egypt as a car which blew up in a crash in central cairo was carrying explosives to be used in an attack. india's government to remove special status for indian administered kashmir. and no wonder so many people needed cooling off july is the hottest month ever recorded. below the ceasefire in syria as last rebel held province has collapsed the government is resuming the bombardment of its accusing rebel forces of violating the cease fire it's also blaming turkey for not guaranteeing the truce which was agreed in kazakstan on thursday. joining us from gaza near the turkey syria border what more are we hearing about why the ceasefire has collapsed now.
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well like you mentioned it has collapsed and minutes after the syrian military issued a statement approximately 2 hours ago airstrikes resumed on rebel controlled towns in southern it live and northern how in the syrian military statement they blame turkey and they say that what they call turkey's proxy armed terrorist groups are responsible for violating the truce and attacking civilian areas without really providing any details on when or where those attacks happened this really is a sudden statement because earlier this morning a pro government a web site quoted the military official a syrian military official saying that these cease fire will stay in effect until august 16th until after the muslim eed holiday that either haha a day and that they were giving the rebels time to comply with the terms of the saatchi agreement which calls for the creation of
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a demilitarized zone around the rebel controlled province so a sudden announcement with some turkish sources telling us that they believe this could be a direct message to turkey not from the syrian government but from the backer of the syrian government russia because turkey and the united states are engaged in discussions in ankara military officials are discussing a setting up a planned safe zone in a corner of syria in the northeast corner of syria and what we understand progress was being made in those talks and every time there is this mall between turkey and the united states it seems to anger russia so the collapse of the cease fire being seen as a message to turkey a backer of the syrian opposition and what does this mean for civilians who are still in that area. when the ceasefire was announced on friday night people in rebel controlled towns and villages welcomed it
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simply because they enjoyed intense bombardment intense the air strikes relentless airstrikes for 3 months war monitors documented the deaths of more than 800 civilians 216 among them civilians we saw the pictures coming out from rebel controlled towns of children dead bodies being pulled from the rubble 400000 people more than 400000 people according to the united nations forced to leave their homes they moved closer to safer areas near the turkish border in fact this morning a few 1000 started to return to their to their homes hoping that they could celebrate the muslim holiday next week in their hometowns so definitely these people have been enjoying a lot because the government the syrian government and its allies have not been able to take ground that there has been a stalemate on the frontline what they have been doing is bombarding civilian areas to pressure the rebels to surrender so people of course now expecting further
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bombardment in the in the hours really and the days to come unless russia and turkey can revive that cease fire all right says anna hazare thank you. it says a car that blew up outside a major cancer hospital in cairo was carrying explosives to be used in a terrorist operation 20 people were killed in the blast on sunday nights alexei o'brien reports. the aftermath of what initially appeared to be a car accident that egypt's government now believes was far more sinister than any one of the i was shocked and all cars behind me were on fire all the people at the back died do not let anyone tell you anything else everyone died mostly they were children. a speeding car collided with other vehicles outside a cancer hospital in cairo. the interior ministry says there were explosives in the
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camp to be used in a terrorist operation. while sometimes i have been below that there was a sound of an extremely loud blast it was no way 2 cars crashing the car must have been rigged with explosives it was to the extent where on the other side the apartments were shaking they were taking people out and the other people were melted together it was a strange situation dozens of people were killed or injured and patients being treated at the cancer hospital had to be transferred because of damage to the building i almost got killed by shots of the ceiling of the hospital were collapsing and i went out of the room and people were running everywhere and shouting and people were collapsing. president. tweeted his condolences to the victims adding that his government is determined to confront and eradicate what he calls brutal terrorism. his forces are already battling armed groups in the sinai peninsula and have been several attacks against civilians in egyptian cities in
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recent is last month british airways temporarily suspended flights to cairo citing security concerns the government doesn't believe that the hospital is the target it was more an issue of explosives or it wasn't properly secured. and it was detonated prematurely but it is of concern of course that this much explosive material was brought into the center and the scale of the explosion last year is the fact that. the bodies were documented and i'll suggest that it was a quite a substantial amount of explosives egypt prosecutor general's audit and investigation into what happened on sunday night but for now this kind of our street has become a crime scene and al jazeera. the interim government has scrapped a law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir so it's revoked article 3 seventy's stripping kashmir of autonomy as it has had for more than 70 years and pakistan has condemned the decision the foreign ministry says islam about
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it will exercise all possible options to counter what it calls an illegal step including challenging india at the united nations well tension has risen rapidly in the region after india sunk thousands of additional troops last week and ordered pilgrims and tourists to leave priyanka gupta has more than me. a sudden and momentous decision. india's government says it's revoking special privileges granted to indian administered kashmir the opposition is furious. it's a change in the constitution with far reaching consequences a move to insert that using the powers vested under the 3rd section of article 370 following the recommendation of parliament the president announces that starting the day the president of india will sign the declaration and the day when it will be published in the government is that all the sections of article 370 will cease to hold good except for section one of the article article 370 the section of the
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constitution that gives significant autonomy to kashmir is at the heart of why the region joined india in 1947 it allows the regional government to make its own laws. except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications that means the residents of the state live under different laws from the rest of the country in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts and in one and the dark which will be directly governed by new delhi the government has put parts of indian and ministered kashmir under security lockdown and has deployed tens of thousands of additional troops internet is blocked and phone lines are down 3 prominent push me pull to shouldn't 2 of them former chief ministers are under house arrest revoking indian
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administered kashmir special status is expected to garner strong reaction this is a straightforward than during the hindu majority electorate in india. b j p o the hindu nationalist party came to power in elections in may this year with enhanced majority based on promises that it would remove these special provisions which they say that under to the muslims of of india so there is a clear political polarization here with the ruling party trying to pander to its hindu vote bank. they have already been protests as the spread on sunday about the government's plan to hurt article $35.00 in article $370.00 is our basic constitutional right we have made an agreement with india the basis of his articles and now they are trying to derail vocals articles this is an injustice to us
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they're not going to tolerate the shit just. disputed kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world india and pakistan as their own for now the region is on the edge as it prepares to come. here. and a member of parliament from indian administered kashmir has criticized the government's move. they've made the constitution precarious they've removed both our school 370 and 35 which are rejected in the constitution they have finished the constitution and a blaming us pakistan has responded to the indian government's move saying this pakistan strongly condemns on rejects the announcements made today by the indian government regarding the indian occupied kashmir the indian occupied kashmir is an internationally recognized this fear to territory know in a lot of stuff by the government of india can change this disputed status. in the
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united nations security council resolutions pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps kamal hyder has more from was off or a bad and pakistan administered kashmir. tensions are once again running high along the line of troll that separates indian and pakistani administered kashmir the pakistani military had to queue for all of using cluster munitions against heavily populated civilian area raised. against the geneva convention on it also angered by india during their not driven move. more encouraged me have been demonstrations in all major cities. including. the administration. ministers to me the pakistani parliament is going to hold a joint session on tuesday to discuss the. progress on it already
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an important meeting offer its military and civilian leadership under the auspices of the pakistani prime minister the message is quite clear. on.

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