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limiting. the 2 cities of ever having been discovered in goma and this is why the authorities here are taking it so seriously because certainly nobody wants the virus is around. so why was the warmest month on record for the planet that's according to scientists that the european union's copernicus climate change service who say it continues are worrying a poor trend in global temperatures the severe it's a company by a major ice melt in greenland al-jazeera science and technology editor marianna honda explains. global temperatures in july i usually hot but never before have they climbed this high scientists that 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 2016 scorching
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record temperatures and hate waves in europe the united states and the arctic 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 or may is actually driven by too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere 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 events. behind large wildfires since early june wildfires in the arctic pumped
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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 a 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 and coal to clean green renewable energy but since the i.p.c.c. issued a call back in 2050 a carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to rise it now shrouds our planet at a level not seen in the last 800000 he says well activists are demanding stronger measures to ensure that cleanup work at france is not
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a federal doesn't expose people to dangerous levels of loans here's felicity barr once again with more from our european broadcast center by stering yes hundreds of tons of toxic lead melted when the gulf a church was almost destroyed by a fire in april restoration work has been suspended after concerns were raised about health risks cleanup was supposed to resume this week off the decontamination procedures were put in place but environmental groups and france's biggest labor unions say the measures don't go far enough it was the only one. we discovered that many tests john very discreetly by public authorities reveal a very high lead content on the roads the pavements and in public gardens these tests are actually only made public on july 18th although they were actually done as our request between the beginning of may and june so it is this lack of information which prompted us to file a lawsuit for putting the lives of others in danger. now some performers at this
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year's edinburgh fringe festival in scotland to taking the trauma of their past to the stage for sharing their deepest darkest secrets with the audience through song and. explains. monsters lurking briony killing a show about how she lost her mind a partner almost. an experience she really lives every night in front of hundreds of people using cabaret and comedy. her show is funny heartbreaking and it's sold out she says it helps to heal this crisis for me. and i call it a crisis by making auto yes however we start there ok myself so yeah i feel like i figured it all out i guess. now it's so far away it's what if it was in some ways
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it's quite nice ago delve deep into that horrible side and then i can come off to say. so yes it's good it's good therapy for me they're all running to me. now i do. confessions make the great at the edinburgh fringe no subject is too personal or too brutal to talk about acrobatics help this performer illustrate the highs and lows of her childhood by domestic abuse but the festival organizers realize that while i can be therapeutic some material can revive here a friend central this year we're offering a lot more services to support artistic reformers to just be really minded as well as being a wonderful creators on much of their lives. 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
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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 well made it out of the suffering. filmed with energy which compassion these refreshing intensity personal pieces of what shed light on experiences. to the dog. or that say it's for me on the team here in london let's get back into the city thank you well still ahead on the news hour south africa leading wicket taker in test cricket calls time on his career peter will have details in sport in just a moment. coming
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on time for the sports news with peter there in bangor very much straining to 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 to better the 1st and final leg edge western 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 here straight in captain since the team with only prop will only properly celebrated if they retain the ashes. to fortis again. you know we are here to win the 1st taste of age missing when you win the ashes and we've been really clear on that for sometimes the way it. obviously happy to win the 1st test it's
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a huge step in the right direction but it was certainly not satisfied with. south africa as a leading wicket taking 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. about cyclists has died after a crash during stage 3 of the tour of poland they had been heavy rain during the 5th during the 150 kilometers stage when dog crashed the 22 year old was a promising climber who rode for the lot of pseudo team. was named the most promising young stay in june's tour de france warm up events a tour of the door for me. manchester united have completed the signing of the world's most expensive defender harry maguire will be joining them from lists 30 for $97200000.00 the england international spoke to man united t.v. about the 6 year contract really proud moment to myself to join such
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a big club. you always dream of walk now at wembley and i'll just say that it's a big stadium when you're young and. an amazing club it's a close up always i've always watched and i've always looked up to when i was young and now i'm. off to meth shootings in the united states one of the country's top footballers has taken a stand on gun violence in the nation's capital usa national team player and philadelphia union captain middle school be opening goal in his team's victory over d.c. united on sunday then ran over to a pitch side microphone to protest a lack of action from politicians. congress to do something and i suspect. that is from a part of florida close to a school which was the site of a mass shooting last year he wrote this on twitter earlier seeing more thoughts and prayers words without actions are just worthless america it seems is becoming at
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the stepien society do something enough. australia's in a curious one the washington open to claim the 2nd title of the tennis season david stokes has the story. 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. 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 showmen the australian chose to play between his legs not once but twice both with the same result. i thought i am a curious so 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 it and yet again it worked perfectly.
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i was $88.00 so the match securing a 2nd total victory in 2019 and he 6 a.t.p. title overall it also means he's now $5.00 to $1.00 against top 10 players this season it's amazing how people wily back when they never lost faith in me even though a lot of 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 on this form surely a contender to win his 1st major at the u.s. open later this month david stokes al-jazeera. it was a dramatic finish to the women's british open japan's a dark horse sunk a long birdy parts on the final hole to win a title or werben on sunday it meant the 20 year old finish from the 41 shot clear
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of american lives their satellites. the longboard serving finals have been held in the pan american games in lima it's a big sporting theory with fans calling the country's breaks the a-y. of latin america and supporters were thrilled to see the hosts continue their domination in anything but tropical conditions. clemente taking gold in the men's event to add to the country's 2 gold medals in the short competition brazil's closely count on beating of a peruvian maria. reyes to win the women's event the surfing competition of these games also acts as a qualifier for next year's tokyo and then picks. russia has dominated the 1st eva downhill skate cross championships a competitive race for the 500 meter long course wearing inline skates the purpose built track in moscow is one of the longest in the world it can also be used in winter for ice cross where the track is frozen and races where ice skates.
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no cereal a little bit later with more sport that's all for now during ok peter thank you for that update and thanks for watching the news hour on al-jazeera there's more news coming up with our team in london with felicity barr she'll be with you in a moment thanks for watching but by. china has one of the world's highest her base but many a take up the fought against battle for military style white let's go to radical surgery one o one east investigates the chinese battle to get in shape on al-jazeera it's my
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we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. just days after it came into effect a cease fire in syria's ugly province collapses the government resumes its offensive. out of there i've listed barger watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up the u.n. calls for restraint as india's government removes special status for indian administered
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kashmir. egyptian authorities say a car involved in a collision in cairo was carrying explosives to be used in an attack. on china threatens to stop its companies from buying u.s. agricultural products the latest sex escalation in its trade war with the united states. we begin in syria where the ceasefire in the country's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with asterix reporters in the southern parts of italy province the syrian government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey fanaa said forcing it the ceasefire was brokered last thursday in kazakhstan say the honda is following this story from gaza on tap that is near the turkey syria what up. the ceasefire has
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collapsed the air strikes have resumed the syrian military has announcement that it would resume military operations and that's rebel controlled province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the front of shelling out each other along the frontlines but a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the ceasefire in fact earlier on. on monday the pro syrian government's web site quoted a military official as saying that the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim holidays in order to comply with the truce so sudden announcement that this ceasefire is now over really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of course. it's a message to turkey this is how it is being felt here because 1st of all in the
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syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce but it comes at a sensitive time turkey's engaged in talks with the united states about the fate of another corner of syria the northeast of the country they're discussing setting up a safe zone and what we understand is that there has been progress in talks but we do know is that russia has always tried to lure turkey away from the united states and this could be a message from russia to turkey don't set up a new reality in syria with the united states without their consent russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late live has been their bargaining grounds are local allies engaged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than $800.00 civilians killed
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they've documented the names of $260.00 children so we could probably see in the next hours and days ahead stepped up bombing campaign if that cease fire is not revised. u.n. secretary general antonio caetera to india and pakistan to exercise restraint self to india revoke the special status of kashmir that's the contested region claims by both countries the upper house has scrapped the calls which granted far reaching autonomy to indian administered kashmir august all has branded the decision illegal reports. a wide ranging security clampdown kept people largely off the streets in indian administered kashmir on monday thousands of troops have been deployed and internet connections were cut to deter any opposition to the sudden revoking of article 370 i was certain the uproar in the new delhi parliament when the decision
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was announced by home minister m it shocked me that. the position leader angrily accused the government b j p of murdering democracy or revoking article 376. this isn't many ways a black day for indian democracy we have seen if not the letter of the constitution certainly the spirit of the constitution and the soul of indian democracy being shamelessly violated but those who've been elected to protect it article 370 allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications residents of kashmir live under different laws from the rest of india in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts kashmir and jammu and lead back which will both be directly governed by new delhi. reaction spreads along
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religious and political blocs in spite of security clampdown in jammu and small groups of hindus celebrate at the end of what they described as 30 years of banishment. kashmiri muslims can. bitterly about their rights and identity being stolen from them and i have been opposition demonstrations in indian cities such as calcutta and new delhi the 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 pander 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 as part of the government security crackdown 3 prominent kashmiri politicians have been placed under house arrest to the former chief minister. kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world both india and pakistan
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claim it is them as they've gone to war more than once of a kashmir since their independence from british rule pouring yet more troops into that contested region now not necessarily be a recipe for calm o'brian and al-jazeera. or pakistan has responded to the indian government's move saying pakistan strongly condemns i am rejects the announcements made today by the indian government regarding the indian occupied john the and kashmir the indian occupied jammu and kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute his territory no unilateral step by the government of india can change this disputed status as enshrined in the united nations security council resolutions pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps welcome all high has more now from this offer about in pakistan administered kashmir. white spread across pakistan raid protests taking place in major cities or what the
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indian moves or what they're just more and kashmir region the pakistani foreign office summoning the high commissioner of india to the foreign office and lodging a strong protest and complain about the indian moves now there are tensions which have been growing up over the past few weeks also because of the fire i listen just on accused india of using cluster munitions the indians of course denying that but pakistan has been taking foreign diplomats and even the united nations military observer group for india and pakistan to show them the evidence of the indian artillery bedrosian the needham's rally and. munitions were used now it is going to be important to see what happens within the next few days of august on intent to go on a diplomatic offensive to try and rein in the international community that the only way forward the arbitration that is
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a quiet in order to defuse this dangerous. although project on in india had a back in 1702 to discuss and rejoice all outstanding issues including the 2 bilateral talks that particular pod had been closed because of india and refusal according to pakistan to come to the negotiating table the pakistani prime minister start taking office just a year ago had already said that of india wants to take one step forward that pakistan ready to take to. egypt 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 night as alexia brian reports. the aftermath of what initially appeared to be a car accident that egypt's government now believes was far more sinister than any
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one of the i was shocked and all cars behind me were on fire all the people at the back died you know let anyone tell you anything else everyone died mostly they were children security cameras captured a cab driving the wrong way down a cairo street and moments later just off screen the coc collided with other vehicles outside a cancer hospital. the interior ministry says there were explosives in the car to be used in a terrorist operation wow such as 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 couldn't call it that parts of the ceiling of the hospital were
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collapsing and i went out of the room and people were running everywhere and shouting and people were collapsing. president. said 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 recent years last month british airways temporarily suspended flights to cairo citing security concerns the government doesn't believe that hard. it was the target it was more an issue of the explosive materials and properly secured and was detonated prematurely but it is of concern of course that this much explosive material was brought into the center and the scandal of the explosion last year is the fact that there are reports that bodies were documented and i'll suggest that it was a quite a substantial amount of explosives egypt's prosecutor general's ordered an
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investigation into what happened on sunday night but for now this cairo street has become a crime scene and excessively high on al-jazeera to china now where the colas ministry says it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. agricultural products it is the latest escalation in the trade war between the wells to nella just economies and fall as a threat by u.s. president trump to impose more tyrus on china the secular live to washington and speak to al-jazeera salzman jordan several what immediate reaction have we seen to this move by china. well what we have seen in the last couple of hours felicity is the president going on twitter and basically accusing china once again of manipulating its currency the yuan in order to support chinese businesses and to make u.s. consumers spend more money on chinese made goods the president had an implied threat in his $2.00 tweets suggesting that there would be some sort of retaliation
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coming from the united states government in response to this alleged propping up of the you on it is worth pointing out that slipped below its target rate of 7 want to the dollar overnight and that helped set off the sell off on wall street on monday this is a situation does have countries very concerned because the chinese now are saying that they are telling of their businesses not to buy u.s. made products because of this ongoing tension with the u.s. over a new tariff they're supposed to take effect on september 1st as well as ongoing problems with the trade pact negotiations between the 2 countries there are numerous reports indicating that china is looking to countries in central and south america for agricultural goods something which could be a real blow to u.s. farmers who count on being able to sell their products to china in order to make
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their payroll and to repay their loans basically everything on the stock market from high tech to manufacturing to things such as medicine and transportation stocks are being sold off there is a real concern that you could see this nervousness spread when the asian stock markets open overnight u.s. time we shall see also in washington thank you. and still ahead on the program. in one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy the strongest condemnation yet from the u.s. president as he faces increasing pressure to act and the gun violence class. on the brink of a very dangerous situation last controversial chief executive kerry noms warning as more violence rocks hong kong.
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we've got quite a scattering of showers across northern parts of europe and why would you come further south in this glorious sunshine clear blue skies right through the med southern areas much of italy across the balkans want to cross towards the black sea further north that's where the unsettled weather is right there is coming out of the baltic states through that western side of russia just coming down across boundaries through poland all the way back down towards the out some lively showers a possibility here maybe even with a rumble or 2 of thunder going to russia showers just rattling their way across the british isles over the next day or so tending to push further eastward so bright skies coming back in from the atlanta but still quite a breeze coming through shouldn't really be that windy at this time of year but there you go so what's a weather further south we'll see some fathom right through austria czech republic just notice attempt just picking up at long last from moscow has had
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a 7 or 8 degree a rise in the sort of temperatures we were seeing last week so some welcome warmth pushing back in plenty of warmth meanwhile across northern parts of africa algeria's getting up to 30 celsius up to around 2526 in repass over the next day or so meanwhile he really picking up again in childress could get up towards the mid forty's warming i think kyra to where the top temperature of $37.00. conflict that is now considered to be the world's worst humanitarian crisis going to go into battle how to dive with this or stop this harnesses on or really for sale and investigation into how billions of euros are made from supplying arms to saudi arabia a leader of the coalition fighting a war in yemen the saudi case is interesting to watch the amount of money involved
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yemen war profiteers on al-jazeera. again and reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the ceasefire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed syrian army has resumed its offensive in the southern parts of italy province it accuses rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce . the interim government has revoked also called $370.00 law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir have been protests across pakistan which has strongly condemned the decision. and egypt has a car that blew up outside
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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. 2 more people injured during saturday's gun attack in el paso have died raising the death toll to $22.00 thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in the texas city to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting took place at a stopping complex and is the worst got attacked in the usa far this year a 21 year old man is facing multiple charges and in dayton ohio a large crowd gathered for a vigil to maul 9 people who died during another mass shooting on sunday but he said the gunman was also killed 16 others were injured well those weekend massacres have prompted u.s. president will trump to condemn white supremacy the shooter in el paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate in one voice our
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nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy these sinister ideologies must be defeated hate has no place in american hatred warps the mind ravages the heart and devours the soul well the white house correspondent kelly halkett joins us live now some strong words there kimberly but realistically how all trump's comments likely to be perceived. well i don't think there was an expectation that the president would come out and forcefully condemn white supremacy in the manner that he did and so it seemed to kind of catch some of his democratic critics off card for a few hours but shortly thereafter they said that it simply wasn't enough that the president not only needed to forcefully condemn racism and bigotry but that he also needed to acknowledge his own rule role in some of the racial divisions that exist
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in the united states namely that at times his rhetoric has been toxic that it has when he has use phrases like the infestation of illegal immigration or whether when he allowed a crowd to chant center back when referring to a foreign born democratic congresswoman the president didn't do enough to quell that so he is still getting an awful lot of criticism particularly from his democratic critics and particularly from many that are running for president for example senator cory booker congressman tim ryan and also beta o'rourke they say that the president needed to not only be more forceful in his own role acknowledging that but that he needed to call for universal background checks and those sorts of things so there still has been an awful lot of criticism of the president's response here he has promised some measures to try to deal with gun violence but how much can he hold will he achieve. well it's important to
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note that the president does not make the laws in the united states congress he could put in place executive orders or directives he didn't do that he really put the onus on congress to take some sort of action here's the problem the congress is in recess until september now it could come back the house is pointing to the senate saying it should do just that pointing to the fact that it did pass legislation that would put in place very strict gun control measures with respect to background checks for all gun sales not just those that are sort of federally licensed they argue that the responsibility is on the senate that is republican controlled versus the house that's democrat controlled that the republican controlled senate has been dragging its heels and as a result that's why this legislation is not going anywhere so far and will continue to go nowhere until congress returns in september or i can believe the white house thank you puerto rico supreme court has agreed to fall struck by hearing of a lawsuit which challenges the way in which the new interim government governor was
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appointed federal pm we see was selected for the role last week without senate approval off the protesters forced his predecessor from office and his own reports from puerto rico's capitol song. by protesters again at the front gate of the governor's mansion who leave their anger at the internal governor they didn't even vote for but have been told is the best option to leave puerto rico they disagree. the best available we have people here very good leave the country much better if you have not. seen corporate interests she's referring to pedro pierre louis c. the new governor who previously worked at a law firm that represented a company accused of polluting the island's groundwater with toxic ash louis c. is from the largest political party the new progressive he's a former justice minister who also served as puerto rico's representative to washington or he was sworn in late friday even though he was not confirmed by the
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senate as required by law the senate will vote on monday and he could be forced to step down but he doesn't get the confirmation votes he needs the people of puerto rico took to the streets to demand change they got it but for many of them it wasn't the change they want while peer we see has not been directly tied to corruption those who want to see the most change view him and the government he now leads with suspicion they are all corrupt they have all been allegedly implying the same corrections schemes the governor was taken out so if they think that what. i going to conform or going to simply the siletz a settle for the less than 2 evils we are not we are tired of this and we know that the next 2 years are going to be fundamental in the restructuring of what the because so we really need someone competent and honest to represent us and they say
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they won't stop until they have it. now joins us live from san juan explain to us kate what actually is going on in the senate right now. yeah the senators are meeting in the capitol building you see behind me at a very critical vote a vote to confirm or not interim governor patrick he will we see as a governor now normally this process of confirmation would happen before someone is sworn in as governor but it hasn't happened here in this case in puerto rico so the senate is probably going to vote here in the next hour or so if they vote no pierre louis c. has hinted at the fact he could just step down he's just pointed out that he hasn't quite said that so directly but he said he would respect whatever the decision is by the senate so things are moving certainly very fast here in puerto rico while all this is going on at the senate the supreme court said that they will start taking up a lawsuit. tomorrow here in puerto rico
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a challenge to the legitimacy of purely people or you see as governor another lower court is expected to hear another challenge to him later monday evening here so there's a lot going on in puerto rico to summarize it though one of the main senators just a few minutes ago was asked what's the political situation here in puerto rico right now he answered with one word chaos pervy sums it up pretty well yeah things happening very quickly in puerto rico one of the protest is saying about what is going on why now. well they're pretty quiet because just like everyone else they don't know what the future holds and minute by minute even hour by hour but they are not happy this is a lot of people went to the streets asking for change this is not the kind of change they hoped for or anticipated we'll have to wait to see what happens in the coming hours but if pirelli we see steps down if that's a big if but if he does that would immediately throw this into even deeper chaos
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and probably protesters will go out to the streets in force once again everyone is so quite upset here in puerto rico about the way this whole process is going let's remember puerto rico's an island of 3000000 people it's a territory of the united states there are deep economic problems right here just 2 years removed from the terrible hurricane maria that wiped out the economy wiped out this island they need a lot of money coming in here and already it's having an effect washington d.c. has said they are going to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in recovery money to the island intil this political crisis is resolved so this is really going to have an effect on real people if you will here on the island we expect that there could be more protest as early as this evening depending on what transpires in next few hours i can feel and it's on top taking us there on the latest events happening in push will be coming he will keep us updated as the house progress
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thank you. whole cone why general strike has turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic of the city was brought to a virtual standstill by the strike action as andrew thomas reports. a general strike is what was promised general chaos across hong kong and before the sun even set is what people got. i. 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 have blocked the doors of subway trains to stop them running and put barricades across roads at the airport absent air traffic control is meant more than $200.00 flights were canceled striking workers had plenty of support shutting down on come to call me
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which effectively the strike is doing it's not a good idea. world is well for one day or you for one week. well. bringing some kind of reminder so you support the strike yes i suppose. but there wasn't a total shutdown and some were not happy you didn't join the strike today why no of course you know that because they have to work on i think if there is to be distrustful call holders a very good place don't stop to try him close to the protesters or the government a close not a government job is pretty definite i think of is the best hope of course is the best. at a rare 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
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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. running down from the sky is not some far there are using to be playing 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 activists are demanding stronger measures to ensure that cleanup work at france is
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not a federal doesn't expose people to dangerous levels of lead to hundreds of tons of toxic lead melted when the gothic church was almost destroyed by a fire in april restoration work has been suspended after concerns were raised about health risks the cleanup was supposed to resume this week after decontamination procedures were pushed in place and were of course you can find out much more about many of the stories we are covering by heading to all web site that's what the front page looks like and the address is out is there a dot com outta there. undermind are the top stories on al-jazeera the ceasefire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of italy province the syrian government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing its ceasefire was brokered last thursday in kazakstan so hard is
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following the story from gaza and have been the turkey syria border. russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late has been their bargaining ground their local allies engaged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive this ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were welcomed this cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than $800.00 civilians killed the indian government has scrapped a law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir it has revoked article $370.00 stripping kashmir of autonomy it has had for more than 70 years there have been protests across pakistan which has strongly condemned the decision tensions have risen rapidly in the region off to india sent thousands of additional troops last week and ordered pilgrims to risk to leave egypt says
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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 night china's commerce ministry says it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products it is the latest escalation in the us china trade war and in response to president trump's threatened sanctions earlier on monday china's central bank stopped propping up the yuan long it fold to its lowest level against the dollar since 2008. and 2 more people injured during sunday day's gonna talk in el paso had died raising the death toll to $22.00 thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in the texas city to pay tribute to the victims a 21 year old man is facing multiple charges in dayton ohio a large crowd also got that small 9 people who died during enough of a shooting on sunday. the latest headlines on al-jazeera next up it's the stream
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discussing white nationalism in the u.s. . at least 31 people on death this weekend after 2 mass shootings in the united states both attacks were carried out by american citizens today we are on the strain why isn't the u.s. taking more to stop white supremacist violence i'm femi oke alley and you know the drill they send us your thoughts by twitter a life on each. just hours ago president donald trump addressed the nation about the attacks the shooter
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in el paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate in one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy these sinister ideologies must be defeated hate has no place in america. we have asked the f.b.i. to identify all further resources they need to investigate and disrupt hate crimes and don't mistake errors for the 1st time trump acknowledged the nation's white supremacy problem will anything change in hell joining us emily kosinski susan extremism researcher from charlottesville virginia she's currently living in bali and gemini that ship in ada is an associate professor of communications at the university of texas in el paso and we also have my professor of history at rutgers university in new brunswick new jersey thank you guess have been part of
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a show today rick and i have to ask him about el paso as you're going about your business today what is the atmosphere like what are people saying to each other well it's incredibly somber monday an incident like this is something that's unprecedented in all passers history i think it's also something that really tears at the heart of our community we have more than 700000 residents and we are largely a mexican american community with strong ties to. the state of chihuahua i think something like this is really just difficult to explain community has rallied in a way that makes me incredibly proud but the thought that on saturdays it's a huge part of this community was impacted and the idea that people who look like me and look like my daughter were targeted by the alleged gunman it is really just heartbreaking. and just getting a sense of what it must be like to be and that's happy that i wanted to share with
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you a little moment from a survivor kumar about a laptop haitian yes have a look. we had nowhere to run there was nowhere no way we could've ran out of there . i needn't be having to answer me that was there couldn't be hanged i'm tired. and i don't want to frighten this guy was 2 cars away from us. and i saw him reload his time and walk towards him. and he just pulled bloody hamstring and. he shot the rounds had to be $10.00 a day. and he was playing. and. he shot even one round in the hole i did things come. to care of my children. and getting him to let him do anything to me tommy or any of the girls of 19.
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i many for so many of us who know from the united states that it is terrifying situational but we've all thought what would we do if we were in a mass shooting situation and you know what that's like team mind sharing that insight with us because you also vomiting. absolutely not a survivor who mentioning that's certainly a unique experience but i was there in charlottesville 2 years ago when i mean a teacher of his car into our peaceful protest and there's a moment in that where you realize what's happening and it's almost like just have to hurt because you have to gather your thoughts to figure out what is happening. and for us you know we're going to protest and some of us have trained for things like this and so you just spring into action and you do you know you let your
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instinct take over and it's chaos and you focus on the thing that you can do and you have to do that. mark as a historian who actually looks at like nationalism white supremacy how do you actually understand what's been happening in the u.s. right now and this weekend in particular well it's part of a broader trend of course we can see apart from the fact that the history of white supremacy slavery and genocide goes back centuries and we should never forget these histories when we talk about the kinds of violence over the last few years it's clear that trump campaign for the presidency has emboldened the all right this new kind of manifestation of far right politics and they present themselves as the defenders of what they claim are traditional values of course it's all made up but this notion that the united states ought to be a white country this notion that you know gender means something very specific and eternal they make up these myths present themselves as defenders of it and respond
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violently. i said ever given that it is an inherent part of their politics no matter how they present them and i also just want to add one little thing that i think we ought to be a little bit cautious about some of the language around the word terrorism because that kind of language sometimes normalizes the violence of the police the military in the prison system which is also complicit in broader systems of violent white supremacy while real languages will be using them to describe what happened over this weekend and then continues to keep happening with washington well i mean i like how you presented it honestly you presented it as white supremacy violence. i mean i understand why people are pushing back against the notion of terrorism being exclusively something that in this country the media presents is something done by muslims for example and to show that actually if we're thinking in those terms white supremacy violence is the main issue but we can also see how that language is
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attempted to be used against left wing anti-racist recently by ted cruz trump and others that feels like a 1000000 years ago because it's been shown to be somewhat a critic but i think that shows the danger implicit in it which is i want to play you a little bit of a clip from another el paso resident and she points to the hypocrisy of the emotion that's happening right now bearing in mind the context of which only thing in the united states this is cassandra and you see. white supremacy in any extension of any form of it has just been so accepted here specifically of the border ways ice detention with the military invasion of the border with border militia a right wing nazis coming to occupy the border and no one denouncing and imperialist the hypocrites who are complicit in these ideologies who have voted for trump who back the n.r.a. who again normal lives by supremacy normalise nazis want to accept them in arkansas
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just not community but everywhere all of a sudden and more and grief ensure the condolences that infuriated. but yes well you know i think to the point that cassandra makes me and certainly to mark's point i think that one thing that you're already seeing is a shift in the rhetoric the republican party as you so yesterday polled ted cruz and george p. bush talked about this is a paid incident of white terrorism i think mark's question is right which is we've got to be careful with the way that that that language gets used and it's a board and i think another crucial issue which is the question of gun rights and and korea billeted of weapons use the united states i think that it's it's one of the dangers of the moment right after it is like this is that there's a number of different issues which are conflated and put together and i think that there has to be a want to caution not only on the part of experts but but also i think in terms of
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media coverage to really draw some some delineation between that and i think that part of this positioning at least rhetorically political perspective to move to talking about why terrorism is is in fact is more points out ceding this to a larger picture and i think that that may be a disservice to the specifics of these incidents and in this particular case the specifics of being a very particular anti hispanic or anti let me let you know effort shaw bought my my i just might mean may i just put this to you and this comes from john basher he's a u.s. attorney for the western district of texas i want to show you what he sat in the last 2448 hours and this is a talking about what happened in el paso we are treating it as a domestic terrorism case and we're going to do what we do to terrorists in this country which is to have a swift and sets and justice mop saying that this is i personally do not like that would be a correct assumption i heard them or it's coming from right he worked through
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through the legal process but that language of course sounds good when it's used against neo nazis who are murdering people then you know it think that evidence but historically it's been used against. black nationalist groups against anarchists against socialists against a wide variety of radical many of whom haven't even always been charged with doing anything violent at all so i do think that the language of terrorism sometimes makes the politics irrelevant when you go to just about the act but we kept always think of these acts in terms of the public picks and never let the right try to hide the wall of white supremacy and what's going on i mean let's talk about the politics that and do it straight on i want to introduce you to erin cool hand again she's a writer she lives in el paso texas so she is talking from experience of what has happened just to her community this is what she says about why is this happening the issue is not that texas or america has been invaded by migrants the issue is
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our government has been infected by a racist politicians the manifesto that led to the destruction of my city on saturday it was taken directly from statements made by president trump sen john cornyn his mates tweets about the way that there are 9 hispanics moving to texas for every white person governor greg abbott laments the fact that texas is number 2 in gun sales and we can't be number one there incursion and to immigrant thoughts and racism and violence. i mean a lot i want to tell our audience something before the real dress what point the points are going to split up and that is why little song to study how groups. what happened time charlottesville can you just tell us if you don't mind yeah absolutely so what i found was that there is a lot of lack of understanding about what these hate groups stand for what motivates their actions what motivates their level of violence how they organize and things like that and so what i wanted to do is try to can text in
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a language that people understand when they are not deeply engaged in that with this material and try to make clear the politics of that underlie the violence and to try to communicate that these are politics that are not very far from mainstream that they're very normalized and that the way that we need to fight the tapes of violent acts is not to. look at the act itself and to try to write laws or you know use certain. enhancements to do crimes or things like that but to understand that these are mainstream politics but every time a pushover little part because of what happened to charlottesville that is why you know during this research i don't know what was it about you tell us. i think that this is partly in response to charlottesville to what happened there they came into my town they. caused these riots they targeted me as i said pictures right now in
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an isa people can just be reminded about what they thought. which idea absolutely the right which is what it one of the thoughts that skying around white now is that president trump without he has called out white supremacy. is being cannot tempt to set any of that rhetoric that is going around right now in times of crisis in the law immigrants and in the final passage you've got an infant that if in point what's what this does to a community the many of us can sap peace yet that tibet's absolutely right and i think one of the things that people are missing i mean there's not a one to one relationship in so much as the president says accident results in you know why but remember the most basic symbolic interaction that a politician has is to convince people to vote for them based on their ideas and so it's not a stretch to assume that if a president is using federal or or hate filled language or more than anything else allowing people to use that in his presence i mean when you when you go to the
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rallies and i get to see the rally in el paso from a unique vantage point you see how these crowds get stoked up and i think that that's one of the issues that we're not talking about so it goes beyond just the president saying these things it's also allowing these things to be said in his name in his ready in his presence i think that gives permissibility and what i think my panelists would agree with is that over the course of the last 3 and a half years that permissibility has led to greater visibility for a lot of folks who are pursuing a very particular agenda that's not to equate every trump voter or supporter in that in that vein but the truth is that as long as the president is not held accountable he's not put it is not given some responsibility to say these are things that i've helped stoke up then every offhanded joke at a rally every comment about sending people back those things start to take their toll and as somebody who has just watched this mean in a way emily saw this in the charlottesville incident i mean it is heartbreaking because it means that people who have
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a particular agenda or stoked on to do very horrible things and they have had. and we pointed out come to my community and it destroyed the sense of safety and sanctity that we have here sure yet and also if i could as. you know clearly trump comments about this owning white the crime of the art his effort to hold on to 3rd margaret semblance of mainstream respectability while the vast majority of his actions in his comments have fostered a climate right so that's i think what richard was part was getting at is that it's not just about what he said that's what's wrong this climate where white supremacist or just really angry young white men interpret his comments in ways that alone permissibility these kinds of acts let me share with you a couple of comments from our online community some artist says here as long as the president of the united states doesn't 10 down on his tweets against people of color and a different religious beliefs the shootings won't stop we shall hear another
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thought this one comes from abdul after says the greatest threat in modern america remains white supremacist males people who think they are better than their fellow humans slightly suppress use who can order guns online online with no checks whatsoever a couple of thoughts there as to what is causing this actual rise in the number of white supremacy is to tax i don't have to take my word for it because there was a hearing earlier on this year in april and i want to share a little bit of that with you because these are where the hard stats come from have a listen have a look. white supremacists in the united states have experienced a resurgence in the past 3 years driven in large part by the rise of the right there is also a clear corollary as our research shows to the rise in polarizing and hateful rhetoric on the part of candidates and elected leaders this is
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a particularly dangerous problem white supremacists have been responsible for more than half 54 percent of all to mess deck extremis related murders in the past 10 years and in the last year that figure has risen to 78 percent of all extremist related murders. i mean i'm looking at some of the research that you're planning to planning or even look at the kind of pass and who will go out and shoot multiple numbers of people so that was from the to just carry on hate crimes in the eyes of white nationalism april so we're looking at perhaps the present when i start stocking up. so much rhetoric up alt immigrants and rice but what else could possibly be cool song. on the number of attacks by white supremacists white nationalists yeah i mean this is something that has been growing for more than just the past 3 years we have seen the the seeds of this planted in
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my harassment campaigns going back to the earlier part of this decade and before that we've seen a 20 or 30 year erosion of the protections that we have against police fire so we are seeing more police violence and. crucially the types of language that we see with that with this type of killings like like it's like i felt afraid for my life and so i had to shoot him we're actually seeing that being manifested in the defenses of these by the doctors when they do get brought to trial and so when you have somebody like the president who is in the most scrutinized office in the world. doing things like say oh if you punch these protesters all pay their legal bills whether it's a joke or not is irrelevant people hear that and they stink that they have carte blanche to go out and commit violence and that they have the formula already and so
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between the well practiced online harassment where they have refined their techniques of plausible deniability to the tacit and explicit support of people in church we're going to see more violence is going to keep increasing model i mean i think seeing it in the context of the obama presidency of. the demographic shift in the country the you know prominent spanish as a 2nd language in the country the increasing role of the next populations struggles around gay and transliteration you know there are a lot of people out there who are feel redundantly white people who feel threatened by these kinds of changes and if they have politicians whispering in their ear that you are under attack then that that's a message that's going to spring a lot of violence in response mark i'm really glad we talked about before president trump because these instances were happening
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a long time before he was president richard when we looking at this issue going to survive in the center of one of the worst massacres from this year i should say from this week because on saturday in america there were many many many mass shootings what do you see as a way for what your morning with your community right now how do you get beyond this how do some of the communities have to go free what are you ok for right now. well you know i think one thing is really pushing this idea of responsibility for speech made it a point that emily bourke never make it is well taken which is extremism has unfettered access and digital platforms made better for example was reproduced you know 100 fold on saturday morning and i'm just catching a drop in the manifesto because everybody knows about that a power any the shooter of the el paso victims all survive of people who attacked wrote down. holiest of false. i suppose you could say that they were white
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nationalists white supremacy thoughts and people according that his manifesto so i thought right he said no no that's ok so so this document that made this point one person seems to be pretty certain that this fact was something that the that the shooter wrote but that idea of it that you've got these channels to magnify hate and i think that you know in in a sort of facebook generation now you have a very transitory responsibility so people are willing to throw verbal rhetorical hand grenades and walk away from the consequences of those actions i mean we have to have conversations about responsibility of it comes to speech and i think the other thing we were seen as a result of some of this some of the changing political tone is that people are drawing lines in the sand about how much they're willing to engage with somebody so if you disagree with me that suddenly becomes the reason that we cannot talk anymore and you know that's anathema for the way that democracy works you've got to be able to have disagreements and they can't be something that cuts you off the
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rest of civil society and so i think you know those of us that that are in el paso i think we yesterday was was amazing i mean people came together by the thousands for vigils and as i said the sense today while one full of sadness and despair also shows some hope and that is that this is a community that is resilient that deals with these kinds of circumstances and outside pressure and can unify as one i think this is absolutely the moment when can be not only in terms of how we act and how we talk but the idea of inspiring people to have conversations that go deeper than just the do you agree with me or do you disagree but let me just chevy's things to thoughts with you from our online communication is that joining our conversation celeste missing el paso simonson's they are in the room programming we need stronger gun control legislation on the books that is a conversation that continues every time there is a mass shooting and long this thought here from is falling back on the special. live the president has been held accountable via nonstop condemning of every anti
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immigrant remark what is needed is solutions to white nationalism i also found mark this was quite intriguing projects safe neighborhoods i was looking to see what the federal government was doing to try to help stop white nationalism white supremacy and they are doing these neighborhood education what you do when you see somebody who may well possibly display some indication that they might create harm for other people in terms of the federal response just very briefly what do you make of it well 1st obviously we need to talk about guns that is obvious but we often do talk about disarming the pauli if you can forget about that part of the conversation as far as police responses that are right i think it's it we're treating these initiatives with a bit of get it skepticism given the f.b.i.'s documentation of massive white power and infiltration into law enforcement i don't have
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a lot of faith in the police to be able to carry this out i think that we need to really direct it at the root of word coming from politically and organize communities that respond. marc i'm just going to i'm going to wrap up the conversation now only because we have to because we're out of time but i want to say thank you very much to marc and richard and emily for helping us understand the 2 mass shootings is a little bit better happen not to say and over the weekend thank you very much guests really appreciate you changing the topic. but something equally as controversial let me show you this is the trailer for a new film about harriet tubman how i look. back don't start. easy i'm listening to. an iconic character being
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played by a black british actress while people are lying saying hash tag the not my how it will find out in the next episode of agent strain see that. adored by millions for challenging social issues head on and what women don't say is mexico's longest running so. as the program celebrates its anniversary the producers revisit one of the most powerful storylines. and discover how the
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show has affected the women who inspired it and the 1st place. now i have a voice some books mexico on al-jazeera. displaced children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence 10 year olds in the book is mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is the least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of 23000 people surrounded by armed militia groups celine wants answers she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home america is divided like never before inside is so convinced that they are absolutely correct that the other side is dangerous heaven
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has a wall of strict immigration policy elbow smart people in power investigates the partisan politics eroding civil norms vital to american democracy are you concerned that the the political divisions today could lead to violence or it will the strange death of american civility patu on al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara starr in london these are the top stories on al-jazeera a ceasefire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province syria's government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing it the ceasefire was brokered last thursday in kazakstan sena holder is following the story from. the turkey syria
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border. the ceasefire has collapsed the airstrikes have resumed the syrian military is announcement that it would resume military operations in that rebel controlled province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the front of shelling at each other along the front lines but a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the cease fire in fact earlier on. on monday the pro syrian government website quoted a military official as saying that the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim haha a days in order to comply with the truth so sudden announcement that this ceasefire is now over it really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of
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course. it's a message to turkey this is how it is being felt here because 1st of all in the syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce but it comes at a sensitive time turkey is engaged in talks with the united states about the fate of another corner of syria the northeast of the country there discuss. setting up a safe zone and what we understand is that there has been progress in talks what we do know is that russia has always tried to lure turkey away from the united states and this could be a message from russia to turkey don't set up a new reality in syria with united states without their consent russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late has been their bargaining ground their local allies in gauged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months
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was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than 800 civilians killed they've documented the names of 260 children so we could probably see in the next hours and days ahead a stepped up bombing campaign if that cease fire is not revived the indian government has scrapped a law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir it's revoked article $370.00 stripping kashmir of autonomy that it has had for 17 years c that i've seen protests across pakistan which is strongly condemned the decision pensions of risen rapidly in the region after india sent thousands of additional troops last week and ordered pilgrims and tourists to leave both india and pakistan claim kashmir as their own territory. egypt 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 night the
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ministry did not say what the intended target of the attack was china's commerce ministry says it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products it's the latest escalation in the u.s. china trade war and is in response to president threatened sanctions earlier on monday china's central bank stopped propping up the one allowing it to fall to its lowest level against the dollar since 2008. 2 more people injured during saturday's gun attack in impossible have died raising that this toll $22.00 thousands of people have attended a candlelight vigil in the texas city to pay tribute to the victims a 21 year old man is facing multiple charges and then they to hire a large crowd gathered for a vigil to mourn 9 people who died during another mass shooting on sunday police say the gunman was also killed those are the top stories coming up how european countries may be guilty of war crimes in yemen yemen war profiteers is next.
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just. because. it's a school trip. 60 children are traveling across one of them.
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the rest would be filmed by security cameras suddenly the bus is hit by a bomb. the strong blast rips through shops nearby. here the moment was a lot of thought about when a beating on up that are living like if you fell by my dad i know a lot about him you know nothing about a lot of other stuff i have when i'm good i'm admitting he didn't go yeah i enjoyed but. the thought of me having nothing. i've been up a lot and what i've. opened and i thought i'm about well you know i got up at a. time of even me you see about half an hour usually in our human hand i say head oh there's
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a lot about. was 11 years old he was buried alongside the other children the airstrike killed 51 people and left 79 when. the school bus was hit by saudi u.a.e. coalition jets they called it a mistake and claimed their target was the who the rebels the armed group that overthrew a democratically elected yemeni government the group has controlled northwest yemen and the capital city of sanaa says 2014 a saudi and u.a.e. led coalition is trying to crush the who these and keep their next door neighbor in check it has pounded yemen relentlessly more than 19000 airstrikes since the coalition entered the war in 20151 3rd of these attacks have struck non military targets. it is believed that the fighting from both sides has caused an estimated
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$50000.00 civilian deaths. saudi arabia buys its weapons from the united states and the u.k. as well as a number of european arms manufacturers led by french and german companies. officially the use of these european weapons is compliance with international law but the truth is far more complex the say you can manufacture a weapon produced in a 2015. minutes in scotland and ship kirwan the dogs go together muffled about to look for i. asked for answers europe's leaders are keeping their lips sealed. because if he doesn't do it we don't need it is it a momentous year. for the phones to expose only appears.
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evidence has been gathered accusation. has to be mechanical the bomb maker of them off the back of china complete you think that lets you know that it the u.k. and france themselves those states are risking complicity in future unlawful coalition attacks. last. the saudi and u.a.e. that coalition has been accused of violating international humanitarian law and the rules of war supplying the weapons used in these alleged war crimes would make the u.k. france and germany complicit. a
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majority of the victims of this war are civilians every day families fleeing the fighting poor into the region's biggest hospital in also the ca. most of the hospitals in rebel held areas have been destroyed so wounded civilians like these 3 women and their babies flock here there from her day down a city near the frontline. that. the city not safe. i think 100-6000 so most of them. is the 6 month old baby's mother she and her husband have been shuttled from camp
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to camp to escape the bombing with no need to feed their 6 children and for the past 3 years. there hasn't been to see it and he made it out that i had to get out of the 700 didn't like it it is just that my left i think. he learned that. really and then that i know this as i think. motherhood of the. alumni and of the cashier that am a number that sell their one. and they're the one i had them with and then i had them when i met chad and if we had 7 that had they known that i was one of the $7.00 and $8.00 that is the gap. one of hannah's children already died from malnutrition since the war started.
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to stop the filthy weapons supplied the coalition has placed a naval blockade on yemen simultaneously preventing the delivery of food and humanitarian aid to the rebel held areas where these families live. fail to love those. kind of. set up differently. even newborns are suffering before the war this new need 2 units usually cared for around 10 babies now there aren't enough into peters to house the ailing infants the way. i may lack it over something like all good imma say heaven may lend a month that i'm going to have to fight had. this mother brought in her baby last night her 5 month old girl is fighting for life london said that.
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survives a bad now all the. while hilarious answered our questions. get a bit of a 100. 1000000 the lead babies come. in the you know you. would call it. the land it to let it you. says this is an addict good as a las. that the i. know that. it. is a cancer and cigarette in my dining alone may or halibut but now that. i scented through of the realm of it. since the war in yemen started 85000 children have reportedly starved to death. according to the u.n.
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it's the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. in 2018 the u.n. appointed a panel of experts to examine the coalition blockade on yemen and the impact of the thousands of airstrikes launched against civilians there. it concluded that these practices could qualify as war crimes it's pointed not only at saudi arabia and the u.a.e. but also at the party supplying the coalition with weapons based on a multilateral treaty regulating arms sales that has been enforced as 2014 the arms trade treaty or the a.t.t. stipulates that a state party shall not authorize any transfer of conventional arms if it has knowledge at the time of authorization that the arms or items would be used in the commission of attacks directed against civilians objects or other war crimes.
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but whose weapons are used in these alleged crimes the filthies are keen to put forward their evidence. after air strikes the rebels scour the rubble for bomb remains to identify where they came from. the start of the remains at sites like this. this bomb cemetery in sanaa holds both american and european bombs. the manager of the store house says these bombs are u.k. maids. yeah i found out a while she goes on to say you're not ok i thought if you idea was that she. saw what. if. you look at have
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to know how that bit funny so i know but i think. that i can well. imagine your mountain want me to get out. of a star. well good. for our british. internationalists to get mail how they. want to me back. a little while how the love happened in the uk and i don't know how i want to leave the house up more given that did not get through to you. but i have you know if you go lucky. one cluster bombs like this hit the ground they become land mines which have been outlawed since 2010 by the also convention. these are the people but these remains were shown to us by who thiis one of the parties in this
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conflict we have no way to corroborates where they came from there are very few independent sources in yemen human rights watch is one of the few independent n.g.o.s investigating on the ground. but. if you're in a place where they won't let you take photos but you want to get the g.p.s. and you the phone that has to can take g.p.s. 40. sometimes if you just take a photo of the floor then you can get the g.p.s. coordinates at the secret site $25.00 members of the engine room norton i have come together for the 1st time human rights watch experts are training them on how to gather evidence most prefer to remain anonymous for their own safety and that of their families and we're trying to do something like a human rights movie for the violations that happening in the ground to keep it for
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the future for in the accountability and legal steps. we are all. saved by accident. many of our soldiers such as has been detained more than once and want to know is receiving a lot of firsts and we are facing a lot of hate campaigns from all parties to the conflict what is the 1st way you would try and find information about what happened with fear strike. over. ok. you know. what do you mean when you say oh. oh oh. ok great so many notes on this point is a really good reminder the accuracy of the information collected on the ground is
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vital it will be used by international organizations in their reports or videos of the strike site they also talked about renditions and physical remains of the types of weapons that were used right so physical evidence can be very very important. human rights watch has only been able to look into 88 attacks that would be deemed illegal under international law in 24 of those attacks it managed to pinpoint where the munitions came from. this is a u.k. manufactured weapon guided bomb produced in may 25th team and the reason the dates are important is because it's months after the coalition began its military campaign as well as human rights organizations in the u.s. and others are raising concerns about the way in which the coalition was operating in yemen so by continuing to sell weapons to saudi arabia or other members of the
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coalition that are likely to be used in unlawful coalition attacks in yemen the you can france themselves those states are risking complicity in future unlawful coalition attacks. aware of this risk of complicity the european parliament's began calling for a suspension of arms sales to saudi arabia 2 years ago. 5 e.u. member states have stopped sending more weapons to saudi arabia but does exclude the kingdom's biggest suppliers led by the united kingdom. since the outbreak of the war in yemen u.k. arms manufacturers have sold more than 5000000000 euros worth of weapons to saudi arabia with this support has sparked an eye. unprecedented wave of protest from both the british public and parliament. british arms sales are sharply increased and british military advisers are directing the wall it cannot be right that
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a government this is creature cannot be right that her government is truly looting in warley united nations says' is evidence of war crimes. 3 months after that speech troubling revelations heighten the criticism over arms sales in the united kingdom arms export permits are in theory granted on a case by case basis specific licenses must be approved by the government and n.g.o.s the campaign against arms trade investigated the permits granted to export to saudi arabia. as good information for you i think people would know better as well that was willing to help him. they discovered that the british government had loosened the licensing process to speed up arms exports. we find out for a freedom of information requests that bombs and missiles are going to say the
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forces under open license open licenses are meant to be for goods which are not but which are not particularly sensitive then 5 these are some of the most sensitive exports that can be made we're talking about bombs we're talking but missiles in fact government has hidden for true value of u.k. arms exports to saudi arabia. even a member of the u.k. parliament's committees on arms export controls said that he is powerless. as an m.p. a member of the committee has been able to know how much i mean nation have been sent on these open licenses to saudi arabia you know we have no idea because the government just does not record they are open tickets to send as much of that particular item to that particular country so saudi arabia in this case as
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that country wants and the company wants and that's a real problem because it could be hundreds of millions of rounds to saudi arabia the saudi case is an interesting difficult one because the amount of money involved . so you are always going to come up to the front page of ethics. economics. france faces the same dilemma during the saudi crown prince mohammed bin said man's last visit to paris president emmanuel mark home was asked about the issue. in a position of mostly clear business with china security lobby so we did hear only exist on the many day again the previous regime. the french president is
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pursuing the same policy embraced by his predecessors on both ends of the political spectrum. between 20122017 the volume of weapons supplied to saudi arabia has tripled from 400000000 to 1300000000 euros. in 2015 when the war intensified in yemen it didn't slow arms exports quite the contrary. loved all its other ship us dollars short messages to those you got to check on the french government has continued to approve arms exports to a country accused of possible war crimes by the un. this sparked uproar in the french parliament in new york called the other more for the but for it this is all
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i called yogi really obvious to me ruling out enough or do you start going to devolve evil etc. no only of our buddies savanah can move on the back get the last leg claire to divulge to down me down to eat sauce or tories as your express is set on. the results show x. plus and if we then examine x. time and not he who would give us is ali's year i mean is there really to prissy's a moment of silliness i don't know me notional but act. according to flaunt sparkly question during a closed door meeting of the defense committee officially saudi arabia may use french made arms only to defend itself. can our weapons had an impact on the population.
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to my knowledge the ground equipment sold to saudi arabia is not being used offensively defensively. past. trying to get us into a funk and if you show the best value it got a shock you don't like l.a. galaxy illustrate the actually end of the thread. but how does france monitor the use of arms that it sells. like you. with the french government fail to respond to repeated questions on the matter. its sole official response to the issue of arms exports. i report to parliament issued every year. and.
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i'm still left on my children even as in down south to see that. seal so you get to the we can take will be down to the stuff is there some useful tools there but don't be a catalyst needed to pull your bicycle support me. because i don't necessarily care and of the issue i want when i did of a machine but she recovered by the weapon i just shot this ocean polluted us i won't see that it will be so screw you know all of us but who want us for that. sure but the city as it will point to it will see if i don't comply. then they will question you ask me whatever you know the longest walk. to. the office. every other year french arms
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manufacturers gather outside paris in veal ponds to show off their newest and best armaments. along with us u.k. and german manufacturers they supply the saudi arabia led coalition in yemen with the bulk of their equipment. i was raised in france. these are my grandparents. these are my parents and this is mean. by them both isis and the us of. the 1st of a 2 part epic tale of a remarkable simony. the father the son and the jihad
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caught one on al-jazeera we know the culture we know the problems that affect this part of the world very very well and that is something that we're trying to take to the rest of the world we have gone to places and reported on a story that it might take an international network for months to be able to do it united nations peacekeepers out there blowing anti-riot north. we are challenging the voices were challenging companies who are going to places where nobody else is going. all dizzy or explorers prominent figures of the 20th century and how why borys influenced the course of history beginning with the giants of the struggle for civil rights the america of nonviolent resistance it was over a veritable boot of 1st wave of a look at me and continue to keep the make role to be different that what you mean by thought about malcolm x. and martin luther king face to face.
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you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara starr in london with the top stories on al-jazeera a cease fire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province the syrian government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing it so in a hall there is following the story from gaziantep near the turkey syria border
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russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late has been their bargaining ground their local allies in gauged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than $800.00 civilians killed the indian government has scrapped a law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir it's revoked the article so we 70 stripping kashmir of autonomy that it has had for over 7 years pakistan has strongly condemned the decision tensions have risen rapidly in the region after india sent thousands of additional troops last week. egypt 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 night. stocks
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have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china's commerce ministry said it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products it's the latest escalation in the u.s. china trade war and is in response to president trump's threaten sanctions earlier on monday china's central bank stop propping up the one allowing it to fall to its lowest level against the dollar since 20082 more people injured during saturday's gun attack in paso have died raising the death toll to $22.00 thousands of attended a candlelight vigil in the texas city to pay tribute to the victims a 21 year old man is facing multiple charges and in dayton ohio a large crowd gathered to mourn 9 people who died during another mass shooting on sunday police say the gunman was also killed those are the top stories yemen war profiteers continues next that i'll have the al-jazeera news hour for you an up to
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half an hour by. the 8th. every other year french arms manufacturers gather outside paris in field pods to show off their newest and best armaments. along with u.s. u.k. and german manufacturers they supply the saudi arabia met coalition in yemen with the bulk of their equipment. both the coalition led by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. and the hope the rebels have been accused of war crimes raising the possibility that their suppliers are also complicit. at the last arms trade show the cesar how would serve was on display used by the saudi national guard it has
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a 40 kilometer firing range and the one meter strike accuracy this powerful weapon has been a big seller for the next her group. none of the groups are presented to its would answer the filmmakers questions. but an extra worker spoke out. with a clear bush only holy day on the mall to note the note makes their nobleman if you don't was already sort of human because they go speak to the others or eric bruni is a union delegates at next are driven by his convictions and protected by his union mandates he travels around france telling arms industry workers how french maid arms are being used in yemen was. she no notice i just was indifferent as i'm sure is that all you are is that but i hear there was enough of oculus that you refer
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that your comment is that there are more so see the. but what where is the office real good in the us if one of us i can only imagine who says about the protests of . the orders continue with more expected soon. in late august 2018 another next to employees is that a new contract has just been negotiated with saudi arabia. to protect our stores this dialogue has been reenacted.
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this contract was signed while the un was raising the possibility that the coalition committed war crimes trials none of the details of these contracts have been made public it's not the 1st controversial defense contract between france and saudi arabia to iraq. yet. in 2014 france signed a contract to sell 2400000000 euros worth of military equipment to saudi arabia officially the saudis were supposed to give them to their ally lebanon to help it
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fight so-called terrorists. but 2 years later the saudis decided to keep the weapons for themselves with france's approval they claim the situation in lebanon had become too unstable. but this decision appears to have been premeditated. he said. purportedly instead of helping lebanon saudi arabia was preparing its war in yemen with help from friends the filmmaker spoke
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with one of 24000 sources. their informant still works in the arms industry and prefers to remain anonymous in 2015 he or she helped prepare the communications systems for the vehicle sold to saudi arabia. source that the french arms maker knew the weapons would be used in yemen. tamil version of responsibility to the left. will drain did the paper said it yet to do fancy pursuit and hard to nuss about the each belief so no operatives in the said year.
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0 mark involved with prime minister when the dawn of contract was negotiated. he was then appointed foreign affairs minister and held the position when the military weapons shipments to saudi arabia began. his arm of the orchestra was of your view if you. need to point to the superficial thesis it was a bottle is true that it egalitarian booker's elevates because it includes a government you want to preserve the book best is it if you don't so you're just looking to pollute the zone craze when he said the connection is understood element of only nuclear development of the body might i am the only question you have been gentlemen on the question today but is because it was simply see if you will say. this it is hopeless of a position where pretty. it was a very difficult part to. miss is
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the deck as i say you have come up with want to know what i want to come out in a lab so basic but see what i talk about service on property a check for than exam oak up of growth of quick or even good as you like to do only lounge also a while but all that delivers good as usual now you know he can most. string moved to another so we have off it. as you more could be. on jail or audrey or human counseling but you know for us from south of you that meant. the dulness contract provided for the delivery of munitions 1st is there how would series $24000.00 spotted them in footage filmed by a saudi t.v. crew at the border with yemen. over me. and i see don't walk. i can see is a long coat of entente cheery scituate
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a financial sojourner from spelling do you sit down a different city. home tonight i know we're going to go more of a d.v.d.-a. but i one left what's your birthdate of concern about only. the chances are. thanks to his inside sources and social network sites that focus on armaments he identified french weapons and used on the frontline. all out. nuclear on next you're going to pour. the data human it was a belgian republic it was it was on the pulse of the un you to. 14 counted a total of 11 weapons that could have been used against civilian populations but couldn't get anyone to officially confirm his list.
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is classified information deemed top secret. no one can check on the executive branch's arms deals not even members of parliament who are supposed to monitor the government's actions. so the un. my goodness saw was it your best took it to your sort of joe hockey. you know what a guess is that it is from the u.n. go to visit our journey comes out of questionable places don't work to destroy. all up with the additional meetings you can teach and i post a to school and i post a day on which is that this all see that but he said he. says he saw it all to fiction way home value. me presentational places he didn't
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remember and i haven't wanted to defame a fish your best you're feeling really sure is going to use it all when you sit by the me shortly only to publish in my own voice of assuming that they know so that your initial uses are salt and that's how it was all good what i had to wait on i spent some of that quite a few ways as his role of almost nobody montel novel but as i was. to increase transparency in july 2018 a deputy proposed creating a committee to investigate the use of french weapons in the war in yemen fabian good to fast oppose the move the committee of inquiry never got off the ground. one arguments used to justify the contracts these arms sales help france maintain its strong geopolitical foothold in the region. the 2nd argument is a canard make the arms industry employs 165000 people in france.
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this center in france is looking region has been set up to train saudi soldiers on how to use our lands purchased from france it was subsidized by the local government and is expected to employ 100 local workers just last longer senator for new muse supported the project while serving as french defense minister in 20112012. he increased french trade with saudi arabia substantially of known good into an on camera interview but had this to say be a telephone. at issue. as an issue that's. the reason. all except a little just didn't. look as if he had come to get a good lobby so it's
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a good and fresh again. to me but it's going to be. all . nothing seems to have slowed down the sales not the accusations of war crimes nor the thousands of civilian deaths not even the murder of a saudi dissident in october 2018. isn't that his judgment question to train bus taxi that's really an issue that i decided to taste accurate history because i had to demarcate loudly so did a good german i should be again it is true it is something straight up i still mood . in france z's killings per the official protests but its effect trade with the saudis. in germany the reaction was harsher. that's.
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been deemed too stunned to name them all nixon. the chance there's decision to the promise she made 7 months earlier but never put into practice. was putting together her government at the time ishmael one doesn't mind the cost in void it destroyed some folks that were at the prompting of social democrats. to stop exporting weapons to countries involved in the fighting in yemen. back. in the volume. exposed because it's all. in a few forbidden to the show. by
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a district suleman so we're still mostly for woman from. good reason but from issues is all i know. i know political. before he spoke to. when you saw him get america pleading for a number because of the case how do you feel. the good. if in the as the same amounts. so i will club and also i did so call them all as mine as a line before here woman the game and stopped in. in the house was dissolved disappointed ticked so decide for do you think your novel for the internet's another put it took but boy. the goodness comes looking for love.
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in germany 136000 people work for the arms industry thanking them for this decision was none the nest applauded by the german public. and open. with a member of the committee on foreign affairs and the disarmament commission for 8 years i'm going to back and i need to give a kind of offer made us audio i mean if you had no desire. to. do you death would have been hard to bidding on creatures seeing the harm of a shift does evolution begun to. invite i've often explored a commitment to having another geelong amended got its bohol saudia have been vetted by the. some weapons makers didn't even
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wait a few months. time mentality germany 2nd biggest defense contractor apparently devised a strategy for getting around the back. behind time executive refuse to answer requests comments. the information came out by accident discovered by a former italian and. were. were on the tube or 29th 2015. p.t. and a colleague were getting ready to take off from county. airports. say a medicine man. meant better over. the. border to the. beat of the bomb that.
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was the bomb but. then more on the. government they're going to starve and. we're going to. go. but you're going to. have to be complete got to be stop a quest. for of course i went i meant that. he then discovered that more bombs were about to be shipped out this time and boots belonging to the body shipping company which belonged to saudi arabia.
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to contain aerial again the group is that no. container. entering shayna for. he filmed more than 20 of these convoys where. he also made a key discovery the bombs are manufactured by an italian company that belongs to germany's a fine mattel group. they are encased series bombs identifiable by the code stamped on them during manufacture 84447. with this code a link was made to a war crime committed against civilians in yemen. in
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october 26th in the saudi and u.a.e. led coalition bombed the house where a couple and their 4 children lived. the strike killed the entire family. the bomb remnants found in the ruins carried the high nitel subsidy stamp 38 for forest said. that it. that is a ski lift for the going to provoke little sort of. local saying the. saudi. women to. their sky ain't that. the investigation prompted germany's peace networks to take action. it confirmed the findings of arms expert next hour he spent the past 2 years
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investigating the arms exports which is fine mittal channel to saudi arabia through its alyan subsidiary. i'm asking. these are from a defense i know that's one f. me one nautical mile and i meant to imply gunman yeah but talked on south 91 all. us. on that's how the heat this rig on from that union all's legal to get you see in the audience i've been having would of yours i would you have been a fool and. with politicians feeling to stem the tide of arms flowing to saudi arabia some activists have turned their efforts to the courts. among them a team in the group enid by andrew smith and experts with the campaign against arms trade. in march 2017. 18 filed
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a complaint contesting the legality of u.k. arms sales to saudi arabia it worths 1st. recently took legal action is because we believe fees arms sales are not just immortal we believe it also illegal you can't export criteria is very clear it says if there is a clear risk that weapons might be used to commit a serious violation of international humanitarian law. an arms sale should not go ahead the case brought several classified e-mails to light like this one consider the defense secrets. in it the head of the export control joint units a government organization expresses doubts about the legality of the arms shipments concluding. to be honest and i was very direct and honest with the secretary of state my gut tells me we should
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suspend. the n.-g. o. lost the 1st round in the case but was allowed to file an appeal. on june 20th the u.k. court of appeals ruled on the case declaring british arms deals to saudi arabia for use in its war in yemen unlawful. the u.k. government has halted licenses for weapons exports to yemen while it appeals the ruling. this victory has provided fresh hope for human rights advocates in yemen as they push forward to relentlessly with their investigation. despite the chaos they have not given up hope that one day the perpetrators of these crimes and their accomplices will be brought to trial. for the victims' families the mourning will
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not end until justice has been served. however we've got some cooler weather pushing across southern parts of australia now the rash of showers pushing for the southeastern corner temperatures here well
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this is al jazeera. hello i'm barbara starr this is the al-jazeera news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next 60 minutes the u.n. calls for restraint as india's government removes special status for indian administered kashmir just days after it came into effect
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a cease fire in syria's it live province collapses and the government resumes its offensive egyptian authorities say a car involved in a collision in cairo was carrying explosives to be used in an attack and stock markets see there of biggest percentage a drop of the year after china let its currency sink 20 levon year low a move the u.s. president calls currency manipulation. and i'm peter standard and with all the support australia complete a comprehensive 1st ashes test win over england and an up and coming belgian cyclist dies of the crash during the 3rd stage of the tour of poland. the indian government has rammed through sweeping changes in the disputed region of kashmir sending tensions soaring in the world's most militarized region kashmir is
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a special status under indian law has been revoked stripping its residents of exclusive rights to land and jobs the government says it's necessary to integrate the region into the rest of india but opposition politicians are calling it a dark day for democracy communications have been cut off schools and colleges are shut and thousands of indian troops have been the poit paul brennan reports. a wide ranging security clampdown kept people largely off the streets in indian administered kashmir on monday thousands of troops have been deployed and internet connections. a cut to deter any opposition to the sudden revoking of article 371 there was certainly uproar in the new delhi parliament when the decision was announced by home minister ahmed shah. the physician leader angrily accused the governing b j p of murdering democracy are revoking article 370. this isn't many ways
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a black defendant democracy we have seen if not the letter of the constitution certainly the spirit of the constitution and the soul of indian democracy being shamelessly violated but those have been elected to protect it article 370 allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications residents of kashmir live under different laws from the rest of india in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts kashmir and jammu and led back which will both be directly governed by new delhi. the action has spread along religious and political lines in spite of security clampdown in jammu and small groups of hindus celebrate at the end of what they described as 30 years of banishment. kashmiri muslims complain bitterly about their rights and identity being stolen from them and i have been opposition demonstrations in indian cities
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such as calcutta and new delhi the be j.p.l. 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 bandar 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. part of the government security crackdown 3 prominent kashmiri politicians are placed under arrest 2 of them former chief minister. kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world india and pakistan claim it is then they've gone to war more than once of a kashmir since their independence from british rule. yet into the contested region now not necessarily be a recipe for calm. or both india and pakistan claim kashmir is their own territory the pakistani government has responded saying
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pakistan strongly condemns and rejects the announcements made today by the indian government regarding the indian occupied jungle and kashmir indian occupied john when kashmir is an internationally recognized disputed territory no unilateral step by the government of india can change this disputed status as enshrined in the united nations security council resolutions pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps. or has more now from. pakistan administered kashmir. white spread across pakistan raid protests taking place in major cities or where the controversial indian moves or what their job and kashmir region the pakistani foreign office summoning the high commissioner of india to the foreign office and lodging a strong protest and complain about the indian moves now there are tensions which
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have been growing up over the past few weeks also because of the fire. just on the accused india of using cluster munitions the indians of course denying that but pakistan has been taking foreign diplomats and even the united nations military observer group for india and pakistan to show them the evidence of the indian artillery barrage in the needham valley and raised. munitions were used now it is going to be important to see what happens within the next few days of august on intent to go on a diplomatic offensive to try and rein in the international community that the only way forward the arbitration that is your quiet in order to defuse this dangerous crisis although project on in india had a back in 1702 to discuss and rejoice all outstanding issues including the 2 bilateral talks that particular pod had been closed because of india and the
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according to pakistan to come to the negotiating table the pakistani prime minister taking office just a year ago had already said that if india wants to take one step forward that pakistan really take to. well tension between india and pakistan over the kashmir region dates back to the runup to independence from britain when india was partitioned the muslim majority region was ruled by a hindu king but when pakistani fighters entered the region he chose to join the indian state in exchange for military assistance war broke out and the area and that of being split into 2 parts one administered by india and the other by pakistan the entire territory has remained the spirited ever since fighting in indian administered kashmir has been mostly in the muslim dominated kashmir valley multiple armed groups operate in the region they either want independence or to merge with pakistan the area has high unemployment and indian security forces have
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been accused of rights abuses in the us constitution granted the regional autonomy and give special legal protection to people who live there but the government's removal of provisions in article 370 could see parts of india administered kashmir become fully integrated into the indian state. well goalby or sori is associate professor in sociology at the university of warrick in the u.k. she joins us now in the studio madame thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera made under modi had been very open about it even during the election campaign just a few months ago that this was something that he had planned to do any has now done it difficult to understand what reaction there is in kashmir because of course internet t.v. everything's been cut off but how do you think that this decision will impact the people living in indian administered kashmir i think for people living in indian administered kashmir really this is the 3rd phase of the occupation if you will the
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1st phase was really the access into india the 2nd phase was the militarization of push me in from the 1990 s. on and bringing in all the laws that are that have no accountability in terms of justice and this phase is really about taking. away their rights as kashmiris and their identity as christian means because it allow. it will allow indians and to come in and buy land and take you know do all the things that there were not allowed to earlier because one of them are under modi's arguments is that this is all about development because of course in administered kashmir remains relatively underdeveloped high unemployment what do you make of that reasoning i think really the development reason is something that narendra modi has been speaking about all along in terms of india as well earlier. and nothing has come of that for people in general in terms of development for the people of kashmir really it means
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a demographic change and israeli style settler colonialism where people in me will be outnumbered by all the investments and all the investors from india who have the financial light and they're doing it with both financial might and military might was speaking of military might we obviously had reaction from the pakistani government predictably strongly condemning the actions of the indian government also same pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the legal steps realistically what do you think pakistan either can or will do. well i mean nuclear war is still possible between india and pakistan but from the statements from the pakistani side from the parks and the prime minister and the foreign minister it looks like they are going internationally and talking to people they have said they will explore all options to question the league the legality of the abrogation of article 370 obviously very difficult to get an idea of what's going on in numerous
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administered kashmir because of we've mentioned sort of internet and television is being cut off one presumes that cannot go on indefinitely what do you think reaction will be from the territory itself it would be a huge protest huge protests against this the people of kashmir are absolutely fed up and tired of the level of militarization in crush me i have heard from media friends that they're turning large buildings into jails so i mean it looks like one can expect mass protests and then mass arrests of kashmiris indian india is often accused pakistan of backing various militarized groups within indian administered kashmir do you think we might see more of that that style of unrest well i mean if you look at the i mean there might some of some of those some of
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that insurgency might be backed by pakistan but really it's an indigenous insurgency there people who are fighting are local communities right and there is massive support for that insurgency in kashmir so there might be some of that but really it's kashmiris who are actually engaging in anti colonial struggle one might say go to a serious o.c. professor in sociology from the university of work madame thank you so much for sharing your views with us thank you. coming up on al-jazeera al-jazeera in this news hour. on the brink of a. very dangerous a situation that's controversial chief executive carry lymes warning as more violence rocks hong kong the u.n. calls for sanctions on businesses linked to me and mars military over what it says is a genocidal campaign against approaching go and coming up in the sport with peter the tennis player who couldn't lift his trophy because of a bad back. ok
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let's go to syria now where a ceasefire in the country's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province syria's government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing the cease fire was brokered last thursday in kazakhstan in a holder is following the story from gaziantep near the turkey syria border the ceasefire house collapsed the airstrikes have resumed the syrian military is announcement that it would resume military operations in that rebel controlled province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the fros shelling at each other along the front lines but
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a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the cease fire in fact earlier on. on monday pro syrian government website quoted a military official as saying that the the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim haha a days in order to comply with the truth so the sudden announcement that this ceasefire is now over really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of course. it's a message to turkey this is. how it is being felt here because 1st of all in the syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce but it comes at a sensitive time turkey's engaged in talks with the united states about the fate of another corner of syria the northeast of the country they're discussing setting up a safe zone and what we understand is that there has been progress in talks but we
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do know is that russia has always tried to lure turkey away from the united states and this could be a message from russia to turkey don't set up a new reality in syria with the united states without their consent russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late live has been their bargaining grounds are local allies engaged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than $800.00 civilians killed they've documented the names of $260.00 children so we could probably see in the next hours and days ahead stepped up bombing campaign if that cease fire is not revised. egypt 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 night alexey
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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 you know let anyone tell you anything else everyone died mostly they were children security cameras captured a car driving the wrong way down a cairo street and moments later just off screen the car collided with other vehicles outside a cancer hospital. the interior ministry says there were explosives in the car to be used in a terrorist operation wow such as 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
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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 couldn't accommodate parts 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. because forces are already battling armed groups in the sinai peninsula and have been several attacks against civilians in egyptian cities in recent years last month british airways temporarily suspended flights to cairo citing security concerns the government doesn't believe that. hospitals the target it was more an issue of explosive materials and properly secured and was detonated prematurely but it is of concern of course that this much explosive material is
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runs in the center and the scandal of the explosion last year is the fact that there are reports that bodies were not that humans and i'll suggest that it was a quite a substantial amount of explosives egypt's prosecutor general's ordered an investigation into what happened on sunday night but for now this kind of a street has become a crime scene and al-jazeera. stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china led its currency sink 20 levon year low china's comus ministry also said it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products and that it isn't ruling out imposing tariffs on u.s. foreign products bought after august the 3rd it's the latest escalation in the u.s. china trade war and in response to president trump's threatened sanctions collector rosalyn jordan who is following the story for us what more can you tell us. well barbara it's almost
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a chicken and egg situation who's really at fault here but certainly the chinese decision to allow the chinese currency the yuan or renminbi to weekend below its 7 on to the dollar a c.e.o. is certainly an escalation and it's one that basically sent the u.s. markets into a real panic as you noted a 3 percent drop or $767.00 points down on the dow jones industrial average which is what most people take a look at when they're trying to assess the health of the economy economists will say that the u.s. economy is still moderately strong but they have been no warning in recent months about possible signs of risk of a recession now when you have one of the world's 2 biggest economies threatening not to buy agricultural goods from the other biggest economy in the world that certainly is making investors and ordinary up people one nervous here in the united
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states u.s. farmers are particularly concerned because one they've already had to deal with a terrible planting season that essentially was washed out by many floods earlier in the year now if they're not able to send their pork there are grains there soybeans to china that's hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions of dollars that they will not be earning in income china is already said to be looking towards central and south america to obtain those products as well as look for other ways of selling its goods certainly even with the threat of new tariffs on chinese made goods in the u.s. market starting september 1st there's still could be a way for china to make money on this but suffice it to say this is making any efforts for the u.s. and china to work out a new trade deal almost impossible at least at this hour joining with the latest on
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that from washington d.c. rosalind thank you. hong kong why did general strike has turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic earlier the city was brought to a standstill virtually by the strike action robin pride was at various standoffs in hong kong and sent us this report. in the one tyson district of calderon well this battle has been going on for some time where this group of police basically protecting one tyson police station which is being questioned each country also residential quarters here from the demonstrators on at least 2 possibly 3 sites here demonstrators down here also up on the bridges and in this car park have been throwing lots of stuff in the direction of the police police have been firing back with love serving as she asked asked not to take out.
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what seems to have happened was not to see the rights of. the protesters governor son. decided to. run. the noncoms i think. the police. are also now attacking this wasn't just. a police residential building when it's under full attack. just as soon as they force the police back into their police station and be seen. as a police residential block here protesters seem to have parked around again it's all part of the rolling strategy. moving and getting the police to retreated not trying to hold on to going and it seems melting away again.
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after a couple of hours when basically the police buildings were basically under siege from the protesters police returned in force and very quickly cleared away the streets the protesters simply melting away into surrounding streets. north korea has generated an estimated $2000000000.00 for its weapons program using cyber attacks that's according to a new u.n. report seen by the reuters news agency it says that pyongyang used increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to steal from banks and crypto currency exchanges the report was presented to a committee of the u.n. security council which is and post sanctions on north korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs russia's president says his country will start developing new nuclear missiles but only if the u.s. the so 1st let him or putin spoke after meeting is security council monday as fears
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rise over the start of a new global arms race following the collapse of a weapons agreement the u.s. withdrew from the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty on friday accusing russia of not complying but moscow has denied reaching the terms of the 1907 deal which banned the ground based missiles with a range of 502-5500 kilometers where russia's they're pretty foreign minister has also been speaking to reporters that fastens their. russia's deputy foreign minister ripped off made it very clear that the risk of a new 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 a missile the $9.00 and $7.00 to $9.00 missile but we never tasso this beyond the
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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 not a strategy basically aiming at ese and that's why the treaty had to be. 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 shield 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 recalls 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. the united nations is calling for sanctions on business is linked to me and mars military over what it says is a genocidal campaign against the ring me and mars army controls vast swathes of the economy un investigators are urging world leaders to impose financial sanctions and say falling firms doing business with those companies could be complicit in international crimes nearly 60 foreign companies were found to have commercial ties
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to the military including firms from france belgium switzerland hong kong and china a military crackdown that began in 2017 has forced more than 700000 muslim or him go to flee to bangladesh what happened in rakhine state was very will not enter the international attention to be enormous so it's not as though the businesses didn't know what was going on that they did and it contributed to the military's operations or benjamins awak e is a lawyer and independent southeast asia analyst based in bangkok he says time will tell if countries take up the cold to impose financial sanctions. we've seen for example in the situation in north korea and iran albeit for much different reasons international community being willing to enforce sanctions against countries for various purposes and against company for that matter for various purposes will really depend on whether your recommendations coming from
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a fact finding mission as opposed to a higher level and he will in fact be taken up about 3 months after the genocide commenced in august 27th the u.n. security council barely mustered up there and a dying presidential statement and despite a visit from the council to me i'm our last may may have 28. it is yet the issue resolutions and yet and yet we're looking at a situation where the genocide commenced almost exactly 2 years ago in 3 weeks it will be the 2 year anniversary of a one of the greatest if not the greatest international crime and yet the u.n. body charged with with protecting international peace and security has not been able or willing to do to appropriate coming up and i'll just say when this news hour. in one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy the strongest condemnation yet from the u.s. president as he faces increasing pressure to act over gun violence demanding to
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have their say more protests in puerto rico is them a stranger say the new interim governor is not the person for the job and we'll tell you which english premier league club to show to acquire the money that's coming up with peter in sport. we've got quite a scattering of showers across northern parts of europe but by when you come from the south in this glorious sunshine clear blue skies right through the mad southern areas much of italy across the balkans want to cross to woo. the black sea further north that's where the unsettled weather is right there is coming out of the baltic states through that western side of russia just coming down across belarus reprisal and all the way back down towards the out some lively showers a possibility here maybe even with a rumble 2 of thunder going to russia showers just rattling their way across the
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british isles over the next day or so tending to push further eastward so broad discuss coming back in from the atlanta but still quite a breeze coming through shouldn't really be that windy at this time of year but there you go so what's a weather further south we'll see some cloud and rain through austria czech republic just notice attempt just picking up at long last for moscow has had a 7 or 8 degree a rise in the sort of temperatures we were seeing last week so some welcome warmth pushing back in plenty of warmth meanwhile across northern parts of africa l.g.'s getting up to 30 celsius up to around $2526.00. over the next day or so meanwhile he really picking up again into this could get up towards the mid forty's warming i think kyra to where the top temperature of 37. john the president's son donald trump jr was promised damaging information about the hillary clinton allegation want to see the investigation stick the troops did
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the trump campaign committee with russia did you at any time bridge former f.b.i. director james comey in any way shape or form the closer to batten down the investigation into michael flynn and also as you will know. next question bottle field washington on al-jazeera. the latest news as it breaks on. the last hour. with details coverage no one is willing to return home to me on my own without sort of papers and security guarantees from around the world the talent is facing the new prime minister and many negotiate a new bricks that he'll in 90 day a deal the e.u. says cannot be renegotiated.
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time now for a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the indian government has partially revoked article $370.00 the law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir there have been protests across pakistan which has strongly condemn. the ceasefire in syria as last that rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive in the southern parts of the believe province it accuses rebel forces of violating the terms of the troops and stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china let its currency sink 20 levon year low it's the latest escalation in its trade war with the u.s. u.s.
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president donald trump has condemned hatred and white supremacy following mass shootings that have left 31 people dead in texas and ohio he called for mental health and gun control reforms as well as the death penalty for those who commit mass murder kimberly haokip reports from washington. it was his strongest condemnation yet of the racial hatred president donald trump says field at least one of the weekend mass shootings in the united states and the toxic rhetoric that it times trump himself has been accused of in one voice our nation must condemn racism. bigotry and white supremacy truck called the white man who police say opened fire on a crowd of predominantly latino shoppers in el paso wicked. and is trump intended to console victims of the state of ohio where 9 people were killed early sunday he confused with the tragedy occurred with another ohio city may god
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bless the memory of those who perished in toledo earlier monday trump suggested on twitter that stricter background checks for gun sales tied to immigration reform was a way to combat the rise in gun violence those points were absent from trump's remarks instead the president put forward 4 proposals including committing resources to help the f.b.i. counter domestic terrorism identify red flags to stop gun purchases by high risk buyers or for mental health laws to include involuntary confinement and enact the death penalty for hate crimes. trump blamed violent video games and the perils of social media for fueling mass shootings in the united states mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger not the gun the proposals the bet with disappointment from democrats who have for years sought much stronger gun control measures blaming
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republicans like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell for blocking legislation that means we have got to make it so. that they have something last february the democrat led house of representatives approved firearms restrictions requiring background checks for all gun sales. currently private gun sales are excluded from that requirement for legislation stalled when republicans in the senate pushed back there's little hope of the latest proposals put forward by president trouble get any traction not just because of the party. dividing congress when it comes to gun legislation but also because congress is in recess and is not expected back to legislate until september can really help get al-jazeera the white house o'brian olds is an impasse so and joins us live now a role in the past few hours the death toll has unfortunately been rising what is
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the latest and what are we starting to find out about some of the victims. well barbara that is the worst news that this already very traumatized city could have heard the doctors at the local hospital announce that 2 patients one of them at least an elderly person had passed away one of the doctors who had been treating the patients said that their wounds were really horrendous and if you'll recall the online diatribe that the suspect is believed by police to have posted did actually discuss the best ways of wounding people in a such a way so that they would not survive now about the the victims of people who have. died as a result of this they range in age from a 15 year old high school boy who was a soccer prodigy here to an 88 year old woman who
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was in wal-mart at the time there was a couple who man and woman who were shopping with their infant son they both are believed to have died from bullets while shielding the the infant with their bodies the infant did manage to survive there were 8 mexican nationals killed in this atrocity which lends an international dimension to all of this speaking of that internet diatribe it was posted to a site called 8 chan which was also used by other shooters in the past to to post their racist comments and that particular channel has been taken down because its internet service provider pulled out it is now open to a denial of service attacks and it's struggling to get back on line but at least that particular outlet for hate has apparently been silenced finally we do
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understand that president trump will visit both dayton ohio and el paso so. time later this week it will be interesting to see what has he says that both locations and rob but tragically the shootings are becoming all too common have been for a long time in the united states but it's always a huge trauma for the community involved how are people there coping. that's where it is always a huge trauma and you know the one thing that almost everyone says every time this happens is it will we never thought it would happen in our town so people are shocked they are traumatized. there are counseling services available through churches and through civic groups and through the local government available to people. we also know that the city is rallying behind the slogan busy el paso is strong you see that everywhere now and. civic organizations
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businesses faith groups they're all stepping up in fact we today spoke to a group of funeral home directors who are planning to provide completely free services for funerals for the victims' families including flowers and including transporting those people who from mexico who died over the border so that will save them a lot of money that way those are just a couple of examples barbara. from brain on so we delay steph from and pass of rob for the moment thank you. puerto rico supreme court has agreed to fast track the hearing of a lawsuit which challenges the way in which the new interim government governor was appointed freddo was selected for the role last week without senate approval after protesters forced his predecessor from office gabriella is on the reports the reports that he goes capitol sun on. protesters again at the front gate of
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the governor's mansion will be their anger at the internal governor they didn't even vote for but have been told is the best option to leave puerto rico they disagree he's the best available we have people here better results could lead the country much better. to corporate interests she is referring to pedro pierre louis c. the new governor who previously worked at a law firm that represented a company accused of polluting the island's groundwater with toxic ash luis he is from the largest political party of the new progressives he's a former justice minister who also served as puerto rico's representative to washington or he was sworn in late friday even though he was not confirmed by the senate as required by law the senate will vote on monday and he could be forced to step down but he doesn't get the confirmation votes he needs the people of puerto rico took to the streets to demand change they got it but for many of them it
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wasn't the change they want well piers we see has not been directly tied to corruption those who want to see the most change him and the government he now leads with suspicion they are all corrupt they have all been allegedly implying the same corrections gives the governor was taken out so if they think that. i going to come for arms or are going to simply the siletz a settle for the less than 2 evils we're not we're tired of this i'm. we know that the next 2 years are going to be fundamental restructuring of the because so we really need someone competent and honest to be a percent and they say they won't stop until they have it. well gabriel and is on the joins us live now from san juan where the senate is deliberating the issues so again what more can you tell us about this. yeah just in the last few minutes the senate that was meeting here at the capitol building behind me. it went into
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recess and they decided that they are not going to vote on the nomination of federal police e as governor which is somewhat of a surprise one senator when asked what the political situation right now in puerto rico is he responded with one word in that one word was this chaos and i think that's really how a lot of people view it here just to remember peel the receipt. he came senator friday night after being confirmed by the house of representatives but not the senate it was expected that the senate was going to vote to confirm him or not here on monday but they decided not to the reason why the president of the senate said he's going to wait now until the supreme court makes a ruling on the legitimacy of the governor. so that supreme court ruling is expected as early as tuesday now so this deep political and constitutional
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crisis of puerto rico is in now will be extended at least another 24 hours if not more let's just remind you why this is so important. this is a and i you and if it is a us territory of 3000000 people here suffered 2 years ago from a terrible hurricane maria that wiped out the economy and killed many many people here and this is affecting the people here on the island because already the federal government in washington has said they're going to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars. in funding post maria hurley hurricane. recuperation money in till this political crisis here in puerto rico is resolved and right now there's really no indian site it's now being kicked down the road to tuesday when we expect the supreme court to take up this issue this is really unprecedented constitutional and political crisis like we've never seen before in puerto rico's long history
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here now in terms of protests we have a small protest right now outside the capitol building it's been going on for a couple hours beyond that more protests potentially planned in the coming days depending on how this is all resolved that really following the developments there for us in san juan gabrielle thank you. uganda has started a trial to trial an experimental ebola vaccine that could be used in democratic republic of congo where an epidemic has killed more than $1800.00 people there would be no cases of the disease in uganda yet there are fears of the virus could be transmitted across the region or one day as one of the neighboring countries that has beefed up checks along its border stephanie becker has more now from the rwandan city of. these people are coming from goma in the democratic republic of congo that is goma that you're looking at and this is how close the border is when
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it comes to practically the same city the way it's described here in rwanda which is why the authorities here the government got so nervous when it was discovered in look at the amount of people that are crossing the border this is happening every day people will cross in the morning whether it's to work whether it's to pick up the goods whether even children to go to school and then they will work hard during the day and what they're having to do now is a set up these stations to get people to wash their hands because of the way that the virus is transmitted and they're also taking their temperature you know. been out speaker in the background all that telling people to wash their hands not to shake people's hands and also that if they feel guilty is it time for the learning things like the work to go to one of the stations of the government has set up so again it gives you a sense of the proximity of the 2 cities of having been discovered in goma and this is why the authorities here are taking it so seriously because certainly no
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body wants the virus just around. the u.k. says it will work with the u.s. on an international maritime security mission to protect cargo ships in the strait of hormuz britain has been giving newquay flagged vessels in the region and naval escorts since iran's seized one of its oil tankers last months european nations have been reluctant to take part in the u.s. naval mission as they fear being dragged into a conflict with tehran tensions have been running high since the u.s. pulled out of the iran nuclear deal last year. the south korean military says north korea has fired the 2 unidentified projectiles into the sea the launch took place in the province of south wang hey earlier the north korean government condemned joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea the scribing them as hostile military moves. july was the warmest month on record for the planet that's according to scientists of the european union's copernicus climate change service who say it continues
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a worrying upward trend in global temperatures this year it's accompanied by a major ice melt in greenland with billions of tons of fresh water pouring into the atlantic ocean last month al jazeera as a science and technology editor mariana hond has more. 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 wound 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 coincided with a major ice melt in greenland data from scientists at the danish me to
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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 year so as this year 2 increases. temperatures around the world are going to see more of these type of heat wave. these hate wave of events behind large wildfires since early june wildfires in the arctic 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
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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 one. from burning fossil fuels like oil and coal to clean green renewable energy but since the i.p.c.c. issued a call back in 2006 day carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to rise it now shrouds our planet at a level not seen in the last 800000. activists are demanding stronger measures to ensure that cleanup work at france's not cathedral doesn't expose people to dangerous levels of lead hundreds of tons of toxic lead melted when the gothic church was almost destroyed by a fire in
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a full restoration work has been suspended after concerns were raised about health risks the cleanup was supposed to resume this week after decontamination prosy procedures were put in place. we discovered that many tests joan very discreetly by public authorities reveal very high content on the roads the pavements and in public gardens these tests were actually only made public on july 18th although they were actually done as our request between the beginning of may and june so it is this lack of information which prompted us to file a lawsuit for putting the lives of others in danger. still ahead in this news hour south africa's leading wicket taker calls time on his career we'll have the details in sport. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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ok let's go to. barbara thank you very much astray have drawn 1st blood in this year's ashes cricket series of the beating england 251 runs in the food. in the needed to bet out the 4th and final their edge bastien for a draw but lost for week it's before lunch after the interval the australians kept up the pressure with spinner nathan lyon finishing with 6 wickets straight and captain says the team will only properly celebrate if they retain the ashes is to fortis to go on you know we are here to win the 1st test of age missing when you win the ashes and we've been really clear on that for for some time so we're.
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obviously happy to win the 1st test it is a huge step in the right direction but you know it's certainly not satisfied with that here in south africa is leading wicket taker in test matches dale steyn has retired from the 5 day version of the game the 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. a belgian cyclist has died after a crash during stage 3 of the 2 of poland they had been heavy rain during the 150 kilometers stage when björk lumper crashed the 22 year old was a promising climber who was riding for the 2nd year as a pro for the lot of pseudo team towards named the most promising young thing june's tour de france warm up event the 2 of the north from a traditional developers of a 22 year old cyclist a belgian citizen for unexplained reasons lost control of the bike went down onto
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a road side durch where he has a concrete culvert with his head an ambulance arrived very quickly and the crew resuscitated this man then accompanied by a police car the man was transported by ambulance to hospital there unfortunately he died manchester united have completed the signing of the world's most expensive defender harry mcguire will be joining them from leicester city for $97200000.00 the england international spoke to many united t.v. about the 6 year contract. really problem for myself to join such a big club. you always dream a walk now at wembley and all chuffed that it's a big stadium when you're young and. an amazing close it's a close up always i've always watched and i've always looked up to when i was younger and now of it. maguire was also talk about rivals manchester city but their manager says the club couldn't afford him it is an excellent
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a plus 2 plus player the center defend the spear we were interesting but we cannot afford it he's an excellent player national team in the world cup he made to incredible work this strongly. with the builder is fast so fast in by worse i was young and i still have the qualities to work from united congratulation for united. well strange isn't it curious when the washington open to claim the cecum title of the tennis season david stokes has the story i think kerry also had put on a show all week but a bad back threatened to ruin the party in the final against russia's 3rd seat. 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 and the 2nd i ever the showman the australian chose to play between his legs not once but twice both with the same result.
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i was given 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 51 against top 10 players this season it's amazing how people wily battle when they never lost faith in me even though a lesson in myself and this week means a lot i mean obviously it's great to get the win but you know i've proved to myself and i lot of people there back me that i still have it 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 on this form surely a contender to win his 1st major at the u.s.
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open later this month david stokes al-jazeera. but long board surfing finals have been held in the pan american games in lima it's a big sport in peru with fans calling the country's breaks the hawaii of latin america and supporters were thrilled to see the hosts continue their domination in anything but tropical conditions. taking goal. in the men's event to add to the countries to go medals in the short haul competition for those close we come on beat another peruvian maria fernandez to win the women's event the surfing on the net these games also acts as a qualifier for next year's tokyo a lympics. and russia has dominated the 1st of a downhill skate cross championships take a look at this compared to race over the 500 meter long course wearing inline skates the purposeful track in moscow one of the longest in the wall the actually one can also be used in winter for ice cross or the track is frozen and races with
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ice skates. and that's all the sport morgan later barbara peter thank you for that and that is it for this news that we do stay with us though and be back in just a few moments with more of the day's. captaining a leading used team at 16 years old takes determination. to that staying on top of your game at school. the whole family bands together and shares the
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sacrifices necessary for a son to have a shot at becoming a professional footballer. by tunisia home game on a jersey. driven by outrage and spanning generations the rohinton demonstrators gathered on the very day a widely criticized group. the creation agreement between the governments of bangladesh and me and more was to begin the anger was all too apparent and the fear was probably if you don't like we're so afraid that if they send one of us back to myanmar today tomorrow they'll send back 10 and the day after tomorrow they'll send back 2030 or if we were given citizenship in myanmar then there would be no need to take us back there we would go back on our own we must remember the rancho among the most persecuted minority in the world in a country with high youth unemployment one organization helps turn school children into entrepreneurs walk on tell us what i mean by their wide fundraising empowering
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them to reclaim their futures we teach them how to operate bestowing my ship was how to make the best mates and build more prosperous communities some of them invest the money into the business of school for life uganda part of the rebel education seems on al-jazeera. the un calls for restraint because india's government removes special status for indeed and minister of kashmir. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up just days after it came into effect a cease fire in syria as it leaves province collapses and the government resumes
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its offensive egyptian authorities say a car involved in a collision in cairo was carrying explosives to be used in an attack and stock markets see their biggest percentage drop of the year after china led its currency sink 20 levon year low a move the u.s. president calls currency manipulation. thank you for joining us the indian government has rammed through sweeping changes in that this future to region of kashmir sending tensions soaring in the world's most militarized region kashmir is a special status on there under indian law has been revoked stripping its residents of exclusive rights to land and jobs the government says it's necessary to integrate the region into the rest of india but opposition politicians are calling it a dark day for democracy communications have been cut off schools and colleges are
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shot and thousands of indian troops have been deployed paul brennan reports. a wide ranging security clampdown kept people largely off the streets in indian administered kashmir on monday thousands of troops have been deployed and internet connections were cut to deter any opposition to the sudden revoking of article 372 was certainly a role in the new delhi parliament when the decision was announced by who minister ahmed shah. the physician leader angrily accused the government b j p. of murdering democracy by revoking article 370. this isn't many ways a black defendant democracy we have seen if not the letter of the constitution certainly the spirit of the constitution and the soul of indian democracy being shamelessly violations but those have been elected to protect it article 370 allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign
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affairs and communications residents of kashmir live under different laws from the rest of india in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts kashmir and jammu and lead back which will both be directly governed by new delhi. the action has spread along religious and political matters in spite of security clampdown in jammu and small groups of hindu celebration at the end of what they described as 30 years of banishment. kashmiri muslims complain bitterly about their rights and identity being stolen from them and i have been opposition demonstrations in indian cities such as calcutta and new delhi b. j.p.l. 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 bandar to the muslims of india so there is
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a clear political polarization here with the ruling party trying to pander to its hindu vote bank. part of the government security crackdown 3 prominent kashmiri politicians been placed under house arrest 2 of them former chief minister. kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world opposed india and pakistan claim it is then they've gone to war more than once of a kashmir since their independence from british rule pouring yet more troops into that contested region now not necessary. a recipe for come. out 0. 0 both india and pakistan claim kashmir as their own territory the pakistani government has predictably condemned india's actions saying it violates un resolutions come on hyder has more now from muzaffarabad in pakistan administered kashmir. white spread across pakistan raid protests taking place in major
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cities or what the. indian moves or what they're just more and kashmir region the pakistani foreign office summoning the high commissioner of india to the foreign office and lodging a strong protest and complain about the indian moves now there are tensions which have been growing up over the past few weeks also because of the fire riley action just on accused india of using cluster munitions the indians of course denying that but pakistan has been taking foreign diplomats and even the united nations military observer group for india and pakistan to show them the evidence of the indian artillery barrage in the neelam rally in which good relations are you now it is going to be important to see what happens within the next few days of august on intent to go on a diplomatic offensive to try and rein in the international community that the only way forward the arbitration that is your quiet in order to defuse these dangerous
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crises although project on in india had an agreement back in 1992 to discuss andhra dollars all outstanding issues including the 2 bilateral talks that particular pod had been closed because of india and refusal according to pakistan to come to the negotiating table the pakistani prime minister taking office just a year ago had already said that if india wants to take one step forward that pakistan really take to well earlier i spoke to gold you sewer e an associate professor in sociology at the university of warwick she says this is about stripping kashmiris of their rights and identities. crore people living in indian administered kashmir really this is the 3rd phase of the occupation if you will the 1st phase was really the access into india the 2nd phase was the
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militarization of course from the 1990 s. on and bringing in all the laws that are that have no accountability for in terms of justice and this phase is really about taking away their rights as kashmiris and their identity as christian means because if the allow. it will allow indians and to come in and buy land and take you know do all the things that there were not allowed to earlier. a ceasefire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province syria's government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing it zana holder is following the story from tipping into turkey syria border the cease fire has collapsed the airstrikes
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have resumed the syrian military is announcement that it would resume military operations in that rebel controlled province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the front of shelling at each other along the front lines but a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the cease fire in fact earlier on. on monday as pro syrian government website quoted a military official as saying that the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim haha a days in order to comply with the truce so sudden announcement that this ceasefire is now over it really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of course. it's a message to turkey this is how it is being felt here because 1st of all in the
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syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce but it comes at a sensitive time turkey is engaged in talks with the united states about the fate of another corner of syria the northeast of the country they're discussing setting up a safe zone and what we understand is that there has been progress in talks what we do know is that russia has always tried to lure turkey away from the unite. states and this could be a message from russia to turkey don't set up a new reality in syria with the united states without their consent russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late as live has been their bargaining grounds are local allies engaged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than 800 civilians killed
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they've documented the names of 216 children so we could probably see in the next hours and days ahead stepped up bombing campaign if that cease fire is not revived . egypt 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 night and like c. o'brien has more details. 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 you know let anyone tell you anything else everyone died mostly they were children security cameras captured a car driving the wrong way down a cairo street and moments later just off screen the cock collided with other vehicles outside
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a cancer hospital. the interior ministry says there were explosives in the car to be used in a terrorist operation wow such as 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 a look at that parts 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 they bring
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several attacks against civilians in egyptian cities in recent years last month british airways temporarily suspended flights to cairo citing security concerns the government doesn't sings. believe that the hospital is the target it was more an issue of explosive materials and properly secured and was that made it prematurely but it is of concern of course that this much explosive material was brought into the center and the scandal of the explosion last year is the fact that there are reports that bodies were documented and i'll suggest that it was a quite a substantial amount of explosives egypt's prosecutor general's ordered an investigation into what happened on sunday night but for now this cairo street has become a crime scene and except on al-jazeera the u.s. has accused the china of being a currency manipulator saying it will use the international monetary fund's help to eliminate unfair competition from beijing well stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent
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on wall street after china let its currency sink 20 levon year low china's comus ministry says also said it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products and that it isn't ruling out imposing tariffs on u.s. farm products bought after august the 3rd it's the latest escalation in the u.s. china trade war also in jordan has more on this from washington. the growing trade dispute between the united states and china may have cost american investors a lot of money on monday but u.s. consumers and u.s. farmers might be next to actually suffer as well the chinese decision to allow its main currency to weaken over the weekend has angered the united states but it's also scared investors who sold stocks in just about everything on wall street on monday the dow was down about 3 percent the biggest one day loss in 2019
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however the u.s. has not backed away from its decision to impose a 10 percent tariff on some $300000000000.00 worth of chinese made goods destined for the american market and so to that the chinese have said that they are now telling their companies not to import any u.s. agricultural goods including goods that have already been sold and the stance of are on their way to chinese markets that has set up real fear among u.s. farmers who count on being able to sell everything from animal products to soybeans and other plant products to the chinese market in fact chinese officials say that they're already looking for alternative sources for those goods in central and south america that could be a real impact on the u.s. economy which even though it relies heavily on consumer spending also relies heavily on exports of agricultural goods to keep the u.s. economy afloat. the south korean military says north korea has fired 2
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unidentified project projectiles into the sea the launch took place in the province of south one way earlier the north korean government condemned the joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea the scribing them as hostile moves well north korea has generated an estimated $2000000000.00 for its weapons program using cyber attacks that's according to a new u.n. report seen by the reuters news agency it says that pyongyang used increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to steal from banks and crypto currency exchanges the report was presented to a committee of the u.n. security council which is imposed sanctions on north korea since 2006 to choke off funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile program. still ahead in this half hour demanding to have their say more protests in puerto rico as demonstrators say
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the new interim governor is not the person for the job plus. in one voice our nation must condemn racism bigotry and white supremacy the strongest condemnation yet from the u.s. president as he faces increasing pressure to act over gun violence. however we've got some cooler weather pushing across southern parts of australia now the rash of showers pushing for the southeastern corner temperatures here well a struggle to get up to around well 12 or 13 degrees for some of the overnight lows sevens in ice there from melbourne to sydney and maybe also into adelaide by day temperatures in perth getting up to around 16 celsius this cold front making its
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way through cooler air just tucking in behind with up to around 16 there for adelaide but only 13 as we go on into wednesday notice 14 cell just southerly winds there for doubly way as we go on into what wednesday off may just 10 celsius there for hope are cooler coming through here as a sort of temperature we can expect to see across the south island of new zealand not too bad at the moment but cloud and rain will make its way through the next day or so across 10 celsius there as we go on into wednesday the cloud will just push through that will allow temperatures to notch up a little bit with a northerly wind pushing insist crushers getting up to around 13 celsius that stays with the cloud and the rain a cloud of rain making its way across southern parts of japan in the form of tropical storm francisco a really wet day as we go on through wednesday we'll see that wetter weather just pushing further north across south korea. eradicating leprosy in cambodia relied on education and treatment in equal nation
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on and on the employee early you know disability yet we will be waiting until 3 year old or year more to build that disability rate is ok and in no way to the next generation of antibiotics to meet just barely taking at the bottom of the ocean many list but it is as it is so so peculiar revisited on al-jazeera. of baccy is a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the indian government has partially revoked article $370.00 that's the law that granted special speight
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a status to indian administered kashmir that have been protests across pakistan which has strongly condemned the indian government's decision the ceasefire in syria's last rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive in the southern parts of the profits and stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china let its currency sink 20 levon year low the u.s. is accused beijing of being a currency manipulator. the puerto rico supreme court has agreed to fast track the hearing of a lawsuit which challenges the way in which the new interim governor was appointed pedro appeared wheezy was selected for the role last week without senate approval after protesters forced those previous sesar from office well governor little is on the joins us live now from sun one of the realist senate has just met what did they decide. yeah they met discussed for
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a little over an hour but in the in the they decided the senate president did that he would not take a vote but what they were going to do is basically wait for the supreme court to make a ruling on this very important decision if the interim government pedro pierre the receipt is constitutionally. the governor of this island so it's basically been kicked down the road if you will for another day this is in iowa now that dives deeper in to political and constitutional crisis make no about doubt about it one of the senators after the session lead out was asked what is the state of puerto rican politics right now and he answered with an old one word answer and that was chaos in his words that really is how it is the situation is right now here as now it's going to fall to the supreme court to decide this now why is this so important because this does affect people here let's remember that puerto rico is a territory of the united states it just was 2 years ago had
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a devastating hurricane maria that wiped out the economy killed many people here it's still trying to recover from that and the federal government in washington has already said they're going to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in reconstruction money here to the puerto rican people until this political crisis has been resolved so that's really what's at stake here but this is a political crisis and a constitutional one that puerto rico has never ever seen before we did see small protests here in the capitol sound one on monday but protesters are planning to take to the streets again depending on how things go in the next day or 2 every little is on the with the latest there from san juan thank you. now u.s. president has condemned hatred and white supremacy following mass shootings that left 31 people dead in texas and ohio he called for mental health and gun control
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reforms as well as the best penalty for those who commit mass murder kimberly hockett has more now from washington. it was his strongest condemnation yet of the racial hatred president donald trump says field at least one of the weekend mass shootings in the united states and the toxic rhetoric that it times from himself has been accused of in one voice our nation must condemn racism. bigotry and white supremacy truck called the white man who police say opened fire on a crowd of predominantly latino shoppers in el paso wicked. and his trumpet intended to console victims of the state of ohio where 9 people were killed early sunday he confused with the tragedy occurred with another ohio city may god bless the memory of those who perished in toledo earlier monday trump suggested on twitter that stricter background checks for gun sales tied to immigration reform
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was a way to combat the rise in gun violence those points were absent trump's remarks. the president put forward for proposals including committing resources to help the f.b.i. counter domestic terrorism identify red flags to stop gun purchases by high risk buyers or for mental health laws to include involuntary confinement and enact the death penalty for hate crimes. trump blamed violent video games and the perils of social media for fueling mass shootings in the united states mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger not the gun the proposals the bet with disappointment from democrats who have for years sought much stronger gun control measures blaming republicans like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell for blocking legislation. we have got to make it. so uncomfortable. that they have to do something
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last february the democrat led house of representatives approved firearms restrictions requiring background checks for all gun sales. currently private gun sales are excluded from that requirement the legislation stalled when republicans in the senate pushed back there's little hope of the latest proposals put forward by president trouble get any traction not just because of the partisan divide in congress when it comes to gun legislation but also because congress is in recess and is not expected back to legislate until september can really help at al-jazeera the white house. well donald trump will visit and pass on wednesday following saturday's mass shooting that best toll has now risen to 22 after 2 more of the wounded died in hospital reports now from the scene in one. white crosses candles and flowers stand in
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a growing memorial to el paso's dead and injured this city already reeling in the wake of an apparent racist rampage has suffered another body blow unfortunately these wounds have been devastating and major. and we are deeply saddened to be here today to have to tell you that 2 patients have passed. one elderly woman and it up passing away the middle of the night and another patient patient just recently passed away names and faces of the victims of saturday's shooting emerged one was a 15 year old high school soccer star another a woman in her eighty's jordan and andre are chando were gunned down as they shielded their infant son who survived other survivors were coping with trauma u.s. army specialist glendening oakley carried children to safety after the shooting broke out i was just focused on a kid that i did good at
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a variable that was large. last night they were part of b. the city has adopted the slogan el paso strong and businesses faith leaders and community organizers are stepping up to help a group of funeral directors announce they would offer arrangements for victims including at least 8 mexican citizens we're going to be giving them all the services completely free without cost we could do transfers to mexico and that's going to be to them their gesture will save families thousands of dollars in expenses in a speech at the white house on monday president trump denounced white supremacy and racism but many people here in el paso say words are not enough we really need to repudiate this hate speech and this demagoguery where we are having a scapegoat on immigrants as though they're somehow the problem that's going on and
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i'm satisfied with a community shaken to its core but coming together in unity against the forces of hate rob reynolds al jazeera el paso. whole kong wide general strike has turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic and thomas reports. a general strike is what was promised general chaos across hong kong and before the sun even set is what people got. i. it was very different early monday morning and central hong kong was deserted many had responded to protest as calls to strike but many more simply couldn't get to work protesters have blocked the doors of subway trains to stop them running and put barricades across roads at the airport absent air traffic control is meant more
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than $200.00 flights were canceled striking workers had plenty of supports shutting down on come to call to me which effectively to strike is doing it's not a good idea. world is well for one day or you for one week. well. bringing some kind of reminder so you support the strike yes i suppose. but there wasn't a total shutdown and some were not happy you didn't join the strike today why no of course you know that because they have to work on i think if there is to be distrustful call holders a very good place don't stop to try him close to the protesters or the government a close not a government job is pretty definite i think of is 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 mons
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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 protests to stop disrupting transport to gather initially peacefully in 7 locations across hong kong after some threw stones police responded with canister canisters of tear gas. running down from the sky is some food. to be cleaned the protesters used traffic cones to contain the smoke hong kong government shows no sign of being able to contain this after thomas al jazeera hong kong.
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activists are demanding stronger measures to ensure that cleanup work at france's not. doesn't expose people to dangerous levels of lead hundreds of tons of toxic lead melted when the gossip church was almost destroyed by a fire in april restoration work has been suspended after concerns were raised about health risks the cleanup was supposed to resume this week after decontamination procedures were put in place. and now a reminder of our top stories the indian government has scrapped a law that granted special status to indian administered kashmir it has partially revoked article 3 so its $370.00 stripping kashmir of autonomy that it has had for over 70 years pakistan has strongly condemned the decision tensions have risen
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rapidly in the region after india sent thousands of additional troops last week and ordered pilgrims and tourists to leave kashmir both india and pakistan claim kashmir as their own territory a ceasefire in syria's last a rebel held area has collapsed the syrian army has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province the syrian government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing it the ceasefire was brokered last thursday in kazakhstan so holder is following the story from tape at the turkey syria border. russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late has been their bargaining ground their local allies in gauged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the ceasefire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the
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cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than 800 civilians killed egypt 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 night the ministry did not say what the intended target of the it was the u.s. is accused china of being a currency manipulator saying it will use the international monetary fund's help to eliminate unfair competition from beijing stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china led its currency sink to an 11 year low china's commerce ministry also said that it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. farm products it's the latest escalation in the u.s. china trade war those are the headlines coming up the fight against leprosy income bodi at the cure revisited is next more news from doe in half an hour i'll see you
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tomorrow right. as one of the world's highest obese many a taking up the force against the military. to buy them surgery. to get in shape. the health care workers have been trained to defend the text for the touch the skin lightly and the patient adjustable to make her feel that. so in some way
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could be an organism that's producing the next antibiotics. over the last 20 is mobile for 2000000 people have been cured of lip sync on the number of new detective cases this fall and dramatically but in the last decade progresses back mated threatening our chances of completely eradicating the disease i'm dr louise gaining and i'm here in cambodia to see how a new 0 transmission strategy is being used to track down and treat potential sufferers in the hope that leprosy can be wiped out old. leprosy is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria mycobacterium left brain the disease spreads in droplets of newsome you can speak to people in close and frequent contact it damages peripheral nerves and as the disease progressions nerves swell
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hands feet and facial skin become numb and muscles paralyzed leading to deformity. loss of sensation also increases the risk of injury with open wounds often becoming infected leprosy is entirely curable and if treated in the early stages disability can be averted yet it still affects thousands of people around the world. so i suppose how big a problem is let her see in cambodia. by the national a program. in cambodia. eliminated. so in 1997 about the reality the still have many leprosy in cambodia why haven't we got rid of the episode yet if we've got affective treatment . access then asked another person control program about their activity is limited
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so they cannot access to go drugs but that's why i didn't touch them. over time patients new sensation in their hands and feet meaning that any cuts and so as they develop a painless if these become infected it committal to the loss of fingers and toes well she's left school at least a big house right and also maybe full session today people can still go to make the show and i'm taking that is it painful ok you've just had your say injury on thursday just did it and just a little bit of today getting the axe and long yet to continue my studies don't feel you have to have friends over all night and it's me me me me me get me didn't like you can miles ya. can you tell us what music you're listening to talk about
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off to tell the person. does affect the way i. thank you or to thank you. medicines to cure leprosy are available free of charge all around the world these are provided by pharmaceutical company novartis through the world health organization and have been hugely successful in the fight against leprosy but recently progress has stagnated in june 2030 experts from around the world met to develop a new strategy to completely halt the transmission of leprosy the last mile in fighting leprosy proved to be the most difficult one what we now do space look at every patient who is diagnosed specially and look up the look of his contacts persons in his family his household the neighbors his colleagues examine them for their procedure and if they do have signs of the procedure opa see they should be treated fairly with the multi-group terrapins literacy is also very much associated
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with stigma when you get a diagnosis of leprosy you may be excluded from society completely in some countries or you may lose your job which very often is the case. our plan is to introduce that in several bodies of areas in 6 countries in the world to demonstrate that this is feasible and when we have critical mass of the day we could come vins the rest of the world to apply that as well yes and this is what we hope to do. i play out a rope growing neck to know that means that now but what if you buy it off i don't know i said these guys are health workers and they are going to go into the local communities and maybe they're not to diagnose a transplant the same way hypoxia that there will be at the end go out. new for the new on the undue examination not the labor right i run now which
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member said on the under the much more case of the 50 or so 300 meters around the house where the person was identified yeah yeah it is really tracking down the receiver and is the how to go through it of the fish and among them that the 2nd through. to eradicate it if you hit the obvious that no you don't want to match that particularly when you're. in a country still recovering from civil war and genocide the basic health care provision available means that knowledge about leprosy is limited a key element of the strategy is raising awareness of the disease reducing the stigma surrounding it and informing the communities that the health workers are coming before the contact tracing begins the team put on a festival for the local community so the village is just getting ready for the field to show where people are going to be told about leprosy and actually going to announce it and began to speak is going on the next day and i come with you yet
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really. and this is. this is not what i was expecting with chrissy to be driving along in the van but i was with them for. some of the problems of the fire of all of them are going to pop out of i don't know about i don't know kind of out of the not far from that moment about i don't know michael but man was i don't think this mob was easy for me from the bottom. of my part of my house is a key element of the stuff you know it's like me i tell people about why they get that letter from omaha on the number one i was already broken down by with the roll call or 5 or whatever. i'm amazed by how many people arrive for the show. it really demonstrates the power
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of putting on a show and for communities such as this one we. would . like to. know what. our civilization. is as much information. and what i didn't know what was the real one who was who you know it was really the one who got killed. i guess you could say was a little under one of the man. i'd heard about a day for a complete night the actors perform parables about leprosy to educate the community
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about the reality of the disease and also to inform them about the contact tracing that will take place the next day. now they come to. ok happy in 5 years we'll. be going to check up on the. medical make. it. about what did it actually go to. the team doctors at the home of the cured leprosy patient from where they will head out into the surrounding community to trace his contacts to check if anyone has been infected. this is a person i go to hello nice to meet you it diagnosed 5 years ago. do you have any symptoms from the leprosy still i'm in bed. no not on me i'm on who who lives with you at home.
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by doing what i do 3 children that keep you very busy yes. you did moon and so you have one child affected by let's see. how can we meet your child. oh hello. i am live. to be legalized to how old are you. were you so and when did you get diagnosed i don't know right now when and how did they diagnose you how did they know that you had leprosy. moves not. where is that where is the package can you show us. thank you so it's very it's very very subtle. to the health care workers have been trained how to defend the test for they touched the skin lightly in the patient is asked to report if they can feel it
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whether leprosy is the coffee that because the area is now helping. the team confirms that germany has been entirely cured of let me say thanks to the medication what do you think might have happened had the health care workers not come to find you and i moved on you do you do you give them yes so this is this is how easy it is to treat leprosy there's no big deal needles there's no drips there's literally a small pack of pills the patient just keeps in the home just takes one every day and it's free. for more jim you never confronted me. about when. i mean. it was really important and the part of the contact tracing health care i came here would bring back a fine with. the members of the family. name i went around in the area all of them is meticulously. so we're going to cover an area of
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about 300 meters asking to go into the home and examine people looking for the signs like this or just not there with the pale patches or asking if people have symptoms. that they. are out there. but. yet. it was really going to. come in and that. was. always on my. ranking on the run. on the let me try. some of the union movement. something that the nih.
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in the same venue is another previous patient who was reexamined to ensure the treatment has been entirely successful you're like. ok so this is. the person ok when you had your diagnosis of leprosy how were your friends with you differently with a just the same. never. give him the job. you know. pagar got to move. on does that still happen or friends more understanding of the condition now i'm ok len i get. it over land. with women. do you.
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think if she just identified. a little area here that you can see on this young man's leg the top of it is a book on the 2nd. they. put that number. among the one. ram. on. the feeling for the nerves on the inside of the arm just by the elbow sometimes they can be 2nd with the disease these are the most typical nerves that can be affected after various noninvasive tests the team finally confirms the prac. so have we made the diagnosis and this young man. this is leprosy.
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treatment today starts it today. you know. within the span of. how clinician here is recorded the area of skin that was affected when he sort of did it meant to function that it was an arm i was absolutely vital is that this young man's family members the potential contacts with the disease all. record it on here so they can either be checked stall for the health of the visitors come back and check them another day when they're all present. so this is a very important of the clump of person so it doesn't worry early you know disability yeah we will be wait until 3 year old for your more he will have this ability so this is the very valuable that great. thank you.
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as a unit cracks diagnosis means that he can start treatment immediately and should be able to cure himself and timing it's a perfect example of the importance of this strategy the team will continue to go from community to community tracing the contacts of previous patients with this new strategy on the existing drugs the hope must be that one day no one need suffer from the devastating impact of leprosy. one of the greatest challenges facing the world today is the increasing rise of bacteria resistant to antibiotics meaning that even the most common infections could become impossible to treat and taking us into what is being known as a post antibiotic era i'm dr john and i'm here in norway to join the 1st part of a worldwide expedition on the hunt for new antibiotics. the pharmacy project is a collaboration between scientists from across the world the goal is to collect
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marine organisms from some of the hottest deepest and coldest places on the planet which have never been searched before the hope is to create vital new drugs and antibiotics from and the project starts here in the fields of norway. funds can you explain to me why is there and me finding you on about this it's been in years since the war 7 is the world. all are there local people are immune to the pension in order different at their belt explain how. more and more people die of the be careful infection with antibiotics but by killing or preventing growth of bacteria by breaking down the cell walls or interfering function synthesis but over time bacteria can build a natural resistance this is drastically celebrated when they are misused such as when we don't finish our prescription the surviving bacteria will then reproduce
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with inbuilt resistance to that antibiotic. runs his hope is that the incredible marine life here will provide solutions to this problem marine organisms they have the means to repairing the loom to get them here the infection so we can isolate the not trying to boss it so they produce weaker maybe produce a new antibiotic for human here it's a long process and it takes money years for her it must be done. the team on board the helm hunts and will be trawling organisms from the bottom of the sea as well as sending out dive teams to hand-pick marine life from the sea floor. 80 miles north of the arctic circle marine life that can survive under these conditions will hopefully have the right properties to become the basis of new antibiotics.
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you know. why you think in this environment so this seems to be the key findings new monocle know them and by months have. we're finally chiefly quite complex stream of these small that know you are also you these are. extremely farmers as we call a time through evolution adaptive so special michael steele. that's organist for the song song that. you have no chipmunks i'm going to hire you diversity must compete for space. so they can compete for example by producing deterrence and make ends meet right now all over the species. turns out their song can.
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take everything back to the bio and have a look at them close to look. at this time of year is part of norway doesn't get dog meaning that for 3 weeks the team will be working for 24 hours a day. writing. what i mean. once the organisms are collected the team in the on board lab arrange them into species ready to be sent ashore see what we've got. so there are some interesting stuff to start with. i do it's this kind of did i mention mobile space which harbors just like you're going to need to separate everything out it's really tedious we're. talking here we also have some new difference and i didn't touch just with your bare hands through filler to get blisters really so these guys must produce
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a lot of interesting chemicals as well that they would so we just put everything on the table you take the person with thank you to him telling the new guy they are going to. civilize superstores so now we have the time consuming work here with separate things i love it takes to get through this recession to find work and dryland one moment with a month to start here. so in some way could be an organism that's producing the next. i think maybe maybe this petri dish. soap so. the species are taken to the state of the art lab at the university of trump's. hard. work you know. as you can see this is a good start so i well that's what he is doing now is kind of cutting out for
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somebody just cutting up with office this thing i want to freeze dry the sample. it's is so what didn't. and this is the stuff ground up and you're proud of it ok microorganisms such as plankton which are also collected on the boat need to be cultivated in the lab to create enough quantities to analyze the water we have here this is where we have our full ethanol are on the other chemicals and expect it as i said the good the molecules so that's the end of the this is the few. so this is star is knowing that you inside one of these test you could be a new drug a new antibiotic or even but the thing that we need. so drawn in order we are going to do next. going through what you say screened. we want a final activity we have been doing the samples. but this is
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a robot which actually is doing all the screening. bacteria in one of them solution the other somebody actually worked in your one and always thought of mixing them and so if you find that one of those samples has killed the bacteria in your petri dish what's the next stage or do well the next 10 years start to find out which are the most part actually that they're one against the virtue of. finding the active molecule is a painstaking process and even when one is found the scientists have to make sure it isn't an existing empty. tick. before you work what is the dream what you would do you hope to come out of this whole process well done that we can come up with new molecules active against bacterial been more and more back to develop resistance ability and that's a big challenge for the i mean for the whole world the world.
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puerto rico said it calls for vote on confirming the new governor as legal questions are raised over his eligibility. a cease fire collapses syria blames turkey as it resumes military operations against rebels in the north west and the u.n. calls for restraint from india and pakistan after the indian government removes the special status for the disputed region of kashmir. we begin with a new escalation in the u.s. china trade war washington has accused beijing of being a currency manipulator saying it will use the international monetary fund's help to eliminate unfair competition from china stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china let us currency sink to an 11 year low beijing also said it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s.
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farm products let's go to our correspondent alan fischer he is joining us live from washington d.c. a destructive day in the trade war aland lots of developments the latest being the u.s. treasury designating china a currency manipulator. well you remember the donald trump said in his far stay in office he would designate china to be a currency manipulator it's taken a while to get there but it's come just in the last hour so and after he accused china of cutting same manipulation on twitter no statement ocean was looking at the whole idea of how china was handling its come see against the us dollar we were expecting an import from him sometime in october so this was a bit of a surprise and there are 2 laws 2 recent laws on the books in the united states where the government can look at who is coming soon manipulator or not one is 20151 is 988 now you'd think you would think they would use the 2015 law they haven't
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used the 1988 so now you're thinking why did they do that well that's because it gives a broader interpretation of what exactly is comes to manipulation so gives them slightly more leeway to designate china a currency manipulator because of what has happened but we know that donald trump the united states has been involved in a trade war with china no it's involved in a cut in sea water right alan and as they wait to see what the results of that currency war would be and the trade war china announced on monday that they're going to start buying u.s. agricultural products this is going to have a huge impact on the agricultural sector. well it will it will cost billions of dollars for american farmers but it's smart thinking as well as far as the chinese are concerned because donald trump has made a big deal about protecting the farmers he considers them to be part of his electoral base so if china targets farmers itself then that makes it much more
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politically difficult for donald trump to maneuver slightly so it is a smart political move on behalf of china donald trump believes that china doesn't want to make a deal remember the united states and china were very close to a drill a couple of months ago a trade deal it couple of months ago but then the u.s. said that china started pulling back because they didn't want to implement some of the things that the united states thought they'd agreed to and so these communications continued for some time and now we have donald trump saying well we're going to introduce extra tabs come september the 1st people were thinking this is just an opportunity for both sides to feel each other out but we will get a deal in the end but what's happened with the currency over the last hour or so that no seems unlikely so maybe donald trump is right maybe the chinese are waiting to the end of the term presidency whether that comes in 18 months or at the end of an 8 year cycle but it seems that they're not overly keen on reaching
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a deal with donald trump who you'll remember said that trade with trade wars are cheap and easy to when alan thank you very much for that for now that's alan fischer with the latest live in washington d.c. thank you. we're going to move on to other news for now the south korean military says the north has fired 2 unidentified projectiles into the sea the launch took place in the province of south want hey earlier the north korean government condemned joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea describing them as hostile moves now north korea has generated an estimated $2000000000.00 for its weapons program using cyber attacks that's according to a new u.n. report seen by the voters news agency says that pyongyang used increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to steal from banks and crypto currency exchanges the report was presented to a committee of the u.n. security council which is imposed sanctions on north korea since 2006 in
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a bid to cut off funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. a cease fire in syria's rebel controlled province has collapsed the government has resumed its offensive with airstrikes reported in the southern parts of the problems syria's government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and is blaming turkey for not enforcing it the ceasefire was agreed and start on thursday saying the father is following the story from gaza near the turkish syrian border. the ceasefire house collapsed the airstrikes have resumed the syrian military is announcement that it would resume military operations in that rebel controlled province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the front shelling out to each other along the front lines but
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a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the cease fire in fact earlier on. on monday as pro syrian government website quoted a military official as saying that the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim holidays in order to comply with the truce so sudden announcement that this ceasefire is now over really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of course. it's a message to turkey this is how it is being felt here because 1st of all in the syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce but it comes at a sensitive time turkey is engaged in talks with the united states about the fate of another corner of syria the northeast of the country they're discussing setting up a safe zone and what we understand is that there has been progress in talks what we
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do know is that russia has always tried to lure turkey away from the united states and this could be a message from russia to turkey don't set up a new reality in syria would do knighted states without their consent russia and turkey are supposed to be working together in syria but as of late has been their bargaining grounds are local allies engaged in a proxy war so we have to wait to see whether or not these 2 countries will be able to revive the cease fire in the interim the civilians who were who welcomed the cease fire are now increasingly worried because what we saw in the past 3 months was intense bombardment war monitors reporting more than. $800.00 civilians killed they've documented the names of $260.00 children so we could probably see in the next hours and days ahead stepped up bombing campaign if that cease fire is not revived now a u.s. defense department delegation is in turkey in a last ditch effort to set up a safe zone in northeast syria turkish president of the one has said his country is
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running out of patience with the u.s. on sunday he announced troops would be sent to an area controlled by kurdish y p g fighters the y.p. g. has been an important u.s. ally in the battle against eisel but ancora sees it as a terrorist group made barker has more from istanbul. turkish and u.s. military officials are locked in talks to try and revive hopes of creating a safe zone in northern syria but neither side can see eye to eye on how deep that safe zone should be who should be in control of it turkey wants complete control and whether or not the white p.g. the kurdish fighters based in the region should be forced completely from that part of syria why p.g. were close allies with the united states armed by the u.s. to and were heavily involved in the fight against eisel the white b.g. of youth here in turkey is a terrorist organization the turkish leadership growing levels of frustration when it comes to talks with the united states and in a sign of how frustrated the country is over the weekend president reminded the
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world so that turkey would be prepared to stage its own incursion east of the euphrates this would be the 3rd incursion into syria by turkey in the last few years but in addition to this standoff between the u.s. and turkey is the dispute over turkey's decision to buy the russian made s. 400 missile system seen as being not compatible with turkey's mende membership of the nato alliance in response the united states hit back by expelling turkey from the f. 35 stealth fighter program a number of turkish companies volved to manufacturing several 100 parts for this fighter we know that diplomatic channels are still open over that dispute but when it comes to the creation of a safe zone will either side give ground when it comes to forging forward with this plan. yemen's with the rebels who are more to series of drawn attacks in saudi
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arabia the targets are our. airports and the king holiday air base in the southwest saudi state t.v. has confirmed the air force and deceptive a number of drones launched by rebels accusing them of trying to strike civilian targets. a plenty more ahead on the news hour including. intel. chaos on the streets of hong kong as police move in to break up protesters leaving a general strike. egyptian authorities say a car involved in a deadly collision and carrying explosives and. money that's coming out with peter and sports.
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there's been a new twist in puerto rico's deepening constitutional crisis the leader of the senate has decided to call off a void to confirm. as governor the senate will now wait until the supreme court decides on a case concerning his eligibility he came to office on friday after weeks of protests for predecessor to resign let's go now to our correspondent in though he is joining us live from the capitol on uncertainty continuing in puerto rico. yeah certainly and you know we talked to one senator and i said how would you describe the political situation in puerto rico right now and he said 2 words total chaos the senate did meet here at the capitol building you see behind me there they met for over an hour they were expected to make a decisive vote on a confirmation or not of interim government in term governor here d.c.
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it's very odd to do a confirmation hearing after someone has already taken office but things are very confusing here the last several days or so here that we see. under suspicious circumstances under a cloud of suspicion friday night after only being confirmed by the house of representatives and not the senate the senate was going to vote. the day this is on monday our they postponed it and said now it's going to be all in the hands of the supreme court the future of the interim government here now will rest with those supreme court justices who will meet on tuesday probably make a ruling by some point of the end of the week you called it a constitutional crisis it certainly is it's certainly a political crisis as well and gave as you said you know legally it's a very confusing picture but what's clear is the territory needs good governance it's still recovering from a devastating hurricane 2 years ago. yeah that's why this really matters the decisions being made by lawmakers in the capital there the longer this goes on
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the more uncertain even more it could affect the people here in puerto rico let me give you an example puerto rico as you mentioned is a u.s. territory so relies on funding from the mainland united states already washington has said they could withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in in money in aid to puerto rico that's meant to go to people that need it the most 2 years after hurricane maria devastated this island they could withhold this money until this political crisis is resolved so the longer this goes on the more it could affect the people here on this island ok thank you very much for that for now that's gabriel and he's on the live in san juan thank you. now u.n. secretary general antonio tears has appealed to end and pakistan to exercise maximum restraint and sure that the situation doesn't deteriorate further on monday and day of a vote autonomous status abruptly upheaving
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a 70 year old agreement the u.n. maintains a military observer mission and kashmir. well i can tell you that we are following with concern the tense situation in the region we're also aware of reports of restrictions on the indian side of kashmir and we urge all parties to exercise restraint i would add that over the past few days the un military observer group in india and pakistan otherwise known as on mortgage has observed and reported an increase in military activity along the line of control well the ending and government says the changes are necessary to integrate the region and to india but opposition politicians say it is a doctor a democracy when reports of. a wide ranging security clampdown kept people largely off the streets in indian administered kashmir on monday thousands of troops have been deployed and internet connections were cut to deter any opposition to the sudden revoking of article 371 it was suddenly uproar in the new
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delhi parliament when the decision was announced by home minister amid shock. the opposition leader angrily accused the governing b j p of murdering democracy by revoking article 370. this isn't many ways a black defendant democracy we have seen if not the letter of the constitution certainly the spirit of the constitution and the soul of indian democracy being shamelessly violated but those who've been elected to protect it article 370 allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications residents of kashmir live under a different laws from the rest of india in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts kashmir and jammu and luck which will both be directly governed by new delhi. reaction has spread along religious and political lines despite the security
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clampdown in jammu and small groups of hindus celebrate at the. and of what they described as 30 years of banishment. the kashmiri muslims complain bitterly about their rights and identity being stolen from them and they have been opposition demonstrations in indian cities such as calcutta and new delhi b.g.p. all 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 see pander 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. as part of the government's security crackdown 3 prominent kashmiri politicians have been placed under house arrest 2 of them former chief ministers. kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world and both india
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and pakistan claim it is there as they've gone to war more than once of a kashmir since their independence from british rule pouring yet more troops into that contested region now may not necessarily be a recipe for calm paul brennan al-jazeera. well pakistan's government is condemning india's move and says it's ready to exercise or possible options a mile high the has more from. a foreign minister of kashmir. white spread across pakistan raid protests taking place in major cities or what the. indian moves or what their job and kashmir region the pakistani foreign office summoning the high commissioner of india to the foreign office and lodging a strong protest then complain about the indian moves now there are tensions which have been growing up over the past few weeks also because of the fire by lation just on the accused india of using cluster munitions the indians of course denying
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that but pakistan had been taking foreign diplomats and even the united nations military observer group for india and pakistan to show them the evidence of the indian artillery barrage in the needham valley and raised good relations are you now it is going to be important to see what happens within the next few days of august on intend to go in a diplomatic offensive to try and rein in the international community that the only way forward. to quiet in order to defuse this dangerous. although project on in india had been a main back in 1972 to discuss andhra dollars all outstanding issues including through bilateral talks that particular pod had been closed because of india and a few of the according to pakistan to come to the negotiating table the pakistani prime minister start taking office just
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a year ago had already said that if india wants to take one step forward that pakistan ready to take to. well let's get more on this we're joined now by. an assistant professor of south asian history at lafayette college she's also a founding member of the critical question made studies collective and she's joining us from maplewood and the u.s. state of new jersey very good to have you with us on al jazeera so you know there's so much talk about article 370 about scrapping provisions of this article in the constitution but what is it that the indian government is really trying to do here scrapin the provisions taking away midis right some would say the little rights that they do have. i think what's really at stake in norway are many and it's been. nationalist policy all along since 1947 is to figure who gets to meet special status and what that allows the indian
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government to do is place or allow. people who are not from christian get a permanent resident officially to buy property and buy land in the state and they effectively effectively just what year want to settlements in their region and choose the demographics from a muslim majority to a hindu majority and as a result then this not be disputed there would be no medical aspirations for freedom for example and so that i think that's kind of a larger margin. right there and you know you say that the b j p has wanted to do this for a very long time perhaps even for many decades but the point is that what is happening in kashmir right now is on precedented. if i'm president did in one way it's not unprecedented in the sense that india makes all the decisions about anybody or state what the local sentiment is but what is i'm president it is
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that usually in the past they've attempted to do this to the veneer of democracy they've attempted to have some kind of local high end by installing what will a client regime but what is unprecedented about this moment is that you can go into parties or politicians have been detained or placed under arrest so that the leader of the. garment and this is extremely more authoritarian that it has ever been packed and we've heard some condemnation from opposition politicians but can anyone and legally challenge what's going on because isn't it i'm constitutional doesn't the law say that they can't do this without the state agreeing to it and that's a good question so i'm not a legal expert but from what i can understand the law itself states that the abrogation article that new cannot happen until there is concurrence within the general interest me a constituent assembly but the constituent assembly was itself of all dissolved in
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1956 so legal experts have said that as a result of that the if you share in the article cannot be cannot be in aggregate it but what happened is that the president announced it in a year lateral that to actually go against me and constitution go against their actual letter of the you can ask you to anything and it remains to be seen when there are different lawyers or within india will take it to get the green or which will then determine its final status and while we wait for that how dangerous a moment and given this unprecedented action i mean kashmiris aren't going to just accept this we've seen how the indian government responds to protests the says already the most militarized zone in the world. yes if you remember that most this generation i just haitian again in the real world began in 2008 and it was again related to a potential land transfer that the indian government grants so absolutely christianity
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fish need or not except this i mean i actually don't even know if they know what happened because there's been a complete communication law crackdown in pushing the internet and mobile services are working but once they come to know there will be outrage and they will take to the street and there is such a huge military presence and this is not a look with me this is the actual military and you know there there is going to be a lot of a lot of violence and repression so it's a very dark days ahead and christians have to convolve we thank you very much for your time on this we do appreciate it thank you. now a citywide general strike in hong kong turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic early in the set he was brought to a standstill by the strike action train services were disrupted and all the 100
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flights canceled andrew thomas reports from hong kong. a general strike is what was promised general chaos across hong kong and before the sun even set is what people got. 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 air 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 the strike is doing it's not a good idea. world. for one day where you can one week. well. bringing some kind of reminder so you support the strike yes i suppose.
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but there wasn't a total shutdown and some were not happy you didn't join the strike today why not go there because they feel they were i think very stupid distrustful there's a very good place to stop destroying hong kong who the protesters or the got a cluster not the government of israel good government i think of is the best hope of course is the best. as a renewed conference hong kong's chief executive condemned the strike and the broader protests such extensive disruptions in the name of certain demands or uncooperative movement have seriously undermined hong kong's law and order. and are pushing our city the city we all laugh and many of us helped to build. through the verge of
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a very dangerous situation. it already feels dangerous protests to stop disrupting transport together initially peacefully in 7 locations across hong kong after some threw stones police responded with canister upon canisters of tear gas. running down from the sky is some food they are using to be claimed 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. still ahead on the news hour charlie ends at the edinburgh festival where some artists i think the most painful experiences on the stage. and in supporting the up and coming balloting cyclists dies after crashing during the 3rd stage of the tour of paul holland.
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however we've got no shortage of summer storms on the cards for the u.s. as we go on through the next couple of days and even north of the border we could see some lively showers into central and eastern parts of canada. the side of the continent saying some very heavy rain a lot of you downpours temperatures getting up to around 3132 celsius set in the case down towards the southeast corner up towards the middle antic states as well further west it's lotty dry spell a bit of cloud mind she will see temperatures getting up to 30 celsius there also for seattle similar values you go on into what is it by wednesday the desert southwest must see some welcome rainfall pushing through central areas say more big downpours skin as a city for example seeing some very lively showers and always a chance of one of those big summer. downpours across the eastern half of the
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country that once the weather makes its way down towards florida meanwhile across the greater antilles not looking too bad at the moment is the lesser antilles sing some very heavy rain pushing right through the window dollars the leeward oleson dragging their way a little further west which as we go on through wednesday so we see some what to watch the weather coming into where the dominican republic want to see a shower or 2 into the eastern side of jamaica but for the most part is fine and try to cuba. counting the cost this week we're on patrol off the coast of west africa as nations deployed naval forces to counter the scourge of piracy and. after 6 years of treading water gold prices on the rise plus how iraq cuts its. counting the cost on al-jazeera.
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the palestine national locust was 1st founded in the 1930 s. but has had to be revived in 2010 always very important thing in palace no musicians from all over the world come together to perform in the occupied territories. it's like every palestinian living in the us felt it was the 1st time they performed using their identity al-jazeera world hears music as a force for unity the diaspora orchestra.
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it's good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are our top stories the u.s. has accused china of being a currency manipulator as the trade war between the world's 2 largest economies intensifies stocks and dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china met its currency sank to an 11 year lows. puerto rico said it has called off a vote to confirm pedre the as governor now wait until the supreme court decides on a case concerning. his eligibility here lucy came to office on friday after weeks of protests forced his predecessor to resign and the united nations is urging india and pakistan to exercise restraint after new delhi reform to indian administered kashmir autonomous status pakistan says it will exercise all options in response to that decision well let's get more on our top story now the escalating trade war between the u.s. and china that began last year when the u.s.
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imposed 3 rounds of tariffs on more than $250000000000.00 worth of chinese goods a truce agreed in december collapsed and then in may the u.s. again raise tariffs while china retaliated levies on u.s. goods at the g 20 in japan in june donald trump said he would continue to negotiate with the beijing for the time being but that changed last week with trump threatening to raise tariffs on an additional $300000000000.00 worth of chinese imports well let's get more on this we're joined now by tara jackson a financial analyst and she's live for us in wilmington in the u.s. state of delaware mr jackson very good to have you with us on al-jazeera let's begin with the u.s. treasury designating china a currency manipulator what does this mean what action will it take as a result. well it means that they've pretty much based on the on the bus fair trade and competitive back in 1098 that they were free or they will watch
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over any country that is trying to utilise. currency changes that will manipulate and give them an unfair advantage and that is the chess move that it looks like china did after the tariff 5 calling this a tariff testosterone fight so because of this now i say retaliate in unfortunately the chess move my fall back on them or as it may have been then you know the secretary of the united states is now going to work with the i.m.f. to make sure that they don't get this unfair advantage is that an unfair advantage china says that they had to let the yuan for to meet the u.s. tariff to meet the u.s. levies because letting the yuan full means that their exports would be cheaper will increase the price of u.s. imports yeah that sounds good but when you talk to them they said we think it's
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fine and we don't necessarily need to do certain things and everything that they say that they need to do to do this change levon year change and they turn around and say ok we're fine we don't really need to do anything so it's confusing the market and that's why i think they imposed a decided to call them a currency manipulator because there are a tree ating some form of oxymoron we need to do this change they come out of the market but then we're all well and good on the financial stance and so i do think that was a chess move that china made in retaliation the drums terror talks were taking place most recently in shanghai so why do you think president trump ended that short lived cease fire and a trade war and announced plans to slap 10 percent tariff via september 1st on the remaining $300000000000.00 in chinese imports what happened. well you can call it many things but it's because china refused to purchase more agricultural products from the united states and so because they did not do what
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trump wanted them to do trump retaliate and said well then i'm going to just tariffs and you know 10 percent on 300000000000 more and then of course china is not going to take it and they said ok fine we're going to reduce to below the 7 percent to get a competitive advantage which means that the united states who does business there they're not going to have that competitive advantage so back to why the united states and the secretary you know under the my secretary of treasury under the mouth of the president you know what based on this act you are now a currency manipulator now we're going to take action to stop you on that and miss jackson where do you see all of this going as we've been reporting terrible day on the u.s. stock index of all 3 had they would stay of the year asian markets lom to european stocks fell across the board yeah the problem is that nobody know if it's going to happen it's the uncertainty that's causing the disruption with global market so
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we're probably going to see what's going to happen after september when they do have the talk again some people say oh just chill out you'll be ok other people are saying this is almost the end of the world and be careful i say let's wait for the long haul and see what happens after the talk and september the 2nd thank you very much for your time on this we do appreciate that as tower jackson live in wilmington delaware. now former us president barack obama has spoken out about the mass shootings in texas and ohio and what 13 people were killed he called on americans to reject racism condemning leaders who failed what he described a climate of fear and hatred while obama didn't mention the president directly politicians in el paso have blamed donald trump at least in pot has divisive rhetoric for the shooting there reynolds reports. white crosses candles and flowers stand in a growing memorial to el paso's dead and injured this city already reeling in the
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wake of an apparent racist rampage has suffered another body blow unfortunately these have been devastating and major. and we are deeply saddened to be here today to have to tell you that 2 patients have passed. one woman ended up passing away the middle of the night and another patient patient just recently passed away names and faces of the victims of saturday's shooting emerged one was a 15 year old high school soccer star another a woman in her eighty's jordan and andre are chando were gunned down as they shielded their infant son who survived other survivors were coping with trauma u.s. army specialist glenda oakley kerry children to safety after the shooting broke out i just focused on the kid that i'd had a very big that when our. hearts are lost like they were
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part of the the city has adopted the slogan el paso strong and businesses faith leaders and community organizers are stepping up to help a group of funeral directors announce they would offer arrangements for victims including at least 8 mexican citizens were going to be giving them all the services completely. creek without a cost we could do transfers to mexico and that's going to be. their gesture will save families thousands of dollars in expenses in a speech at the white house on monday president denounced white supremacy and racism but many people here in el paso say words are not enough we really need to repudiate this hate speech and this demagoguery where we are having a scapegoat on immigrants as though they are somehow the problem that's going on in
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our society a community shaken to its core but coming together in unity against the forces of hate rob reynolds al jazeera el paso. but egyptian government has a cob at the hospital with a car carrying explosives to be used in a terrorist operation 20 people were killed in the blast on sunday night and brian reports. the aftermath of what initially appeared to be a kind of 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 security cameras captured a cab driving the wrong way down a cairo street and moments life just off screen the coc collided with other vehicles outside a cancer hospital. the interior ministry says there were explosives in the camp to
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be used in a terrorist operation. sometimes often below 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. injured patients being treated at the cancer hospital had to be transferred because of damage to the building i don't know much but it was parts 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 collecting. 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
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have been several attacks against civilians in egyptian cities in recent years last month british airways temporarily suspended flights to cairo citing security concerns the government doesn't believe that hospital is the target it was more an issue of explosives or wasn't properly secured and 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 documents and i'll suggest that it was a quite a substantial amount of explosives egypt's prosecutor general's audit and investigation into what happened on sunday night but for now this kind of a street has become a crime scene and al jazeera. the u.k. has joined the u.s. on an international maritime security mission to protect cargo ships in the strait of hormuz but it has been given u.k. flagged vessels in the village and a naval escort sense of on seized one of its oil tankers last month european
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nations have been reluctant to take part in the u.s. naval mission as they fear being dragged into a conflict with. tensions between iran and washington have been building for the u.s. pulled out of the iran nuclear deal in last year well iran's foreign minister says the real reason the united states is sanctioned him is because he refused an offer to visit the white house and hold talks earlier this month and city have made the comments at a news conference and on monday i said has moved from that out. well it was a very passionate and animated foreign minister the press conference went on for about 2 hours and he took questions from local and international media in fact this was his 1st public press conference with the media since the u.s. face sanctions on him last week on thursday the u.s. says that he's not an honest broker and that he acts on behalf of the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei but the reef says that these sanctions won't affect him because he has no assets outside of iran but today he also added this. they imposed
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sanctions on a minor government employee like me what does it mean to impose sanctions on a foreign minister it means the failure of dialogue the failure of diplomacy it means they disagree with talks our security and stability has never been course it is not. he was also asked about dialogue with regional countries here specifically the united arab emirates and saudi arabia he mentioned the conflict in yemen and what that shows is how vested everybody is in that conflict he said if saudi arabia and the u.a.e. were to revise their policies in yemen and choose negotiations over conflict that iran was ready to talk basically saying take a step back from yemen and we will sit down and have a dialogue with you and possibly restore ties you also mentioned the blockade and he said that it was unacceptable that regional countries are pressing this blockade on that there and also pursue this question on a fellow member of the gulf cooperation committee so very passionate today is still
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out there putting his message out despite the u.s. sanctions against him and in fact the establishment here in iran has rallied behind the foreign minister. russia's president has called on the u.s. to resume nuclear talks blaming the trumpet ministration for the collapse of the missile treaty which is fueling fears of a new arms race lemme putin says moscow will start developing nuclear new nuclear missiles if the u.s. does so 1st his comments follow washington's with a draw from a cold war era nuclear treaty on friday it accused russia of not complying moscow denies a breach in the terms of the one $987.00 deal which banned ground based missiles with a range between 55500 kilometers well russia's deputy foreign minister spoke to reporters after a security council meeting on monday steps last and was there. 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
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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 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 he did that and the united states has a lot of strategy basically aiming at a.z. and that's why the treaty had to be. terminated he said that one of the reasons is for example that the nuclear arms race in asia could increase russia said that if the united states puts
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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 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. now activists in france are demanding stronger measures to ensure that cleanup work of
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the not to cathedral doesn't expose people to dangerous levels of lead hundreds of tons of toxic lead melted when the got the church was almost destroyed in a fire in april restoration work has been suspended after concerns were raised about health risks the cleanup was supposed to resume this week after decontamination procedures were put in place but environmental groups and france's biggest labor union say the measures don't go far enough. to the edinburgh fringe festival now where some performance of bringing the trauma of their past to the stage they're sharing their deepest darkest secrets with audiences through song and dance charlie engineer reports from edinburgh. monsters lurking briony killing a show about how she lost her mind a partner almost her son an experience she relives every night in front of hundreds of people using cabaret and comedy. the hour was what.
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was her show is funny heartbreaking and it sold out she says it helps to heal talks for me. and i got to process it you know by making off oh yeah that's how i've always start telling myself so yeah i feel like i figured it all out i guess. now it's so far away it's it was in some ways it's quite nice to go. into that horrible side and then i can come off to say. that and. so yes it's good it's good therapy for me now bomani to me now i do. confessions can also make for great comedy at the edinburgh fringe no subject is too personal or too brutal to talk about acrobatics helped this performance illustrate the highs and lows of her childhood by domestic abuse but the festival
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organizers realize that can be therapeutic some material can revive. here a friend central this year we're offering a lot more services to support artists of reformers and to just be really minded as well as being a wonderful creators imaginative space and 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. 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 their art all made art out of their suffering. energy and compassion these refreshing intensely personal pieces of work shed light on experiences. to the dark how does there. appear to brazil now
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a convicted drug dealer has tried to escape from a jail disguised as his teenage daughter claire vino to silver used to moscow and glasses to fool guards as he tried to leave the president of rio de janeiro after visiting hours officers became suspicious when he started talking and. has been moved to and now the president has a dog has been arrested on suspicion of trying to help. this was truly an act of desperation by the prison but he's serving a 73 year jail sentence and has received an additional 25 years on another charge he was desperate to get out through the front door but thanks to the expertise of prison guards on duty they were able to stop this from happening still ahead on the . south africa takeover in test cricket on his korea.
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time for sport here peter. thank you very much australia 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 to bet out the 4th and final their edge bastien for a draw but lost for week it's before lunch after the interval the australians kept up the pressure with spinner nathan lyon finishing with 6 wickets you're straining captain says the team will only properly celebrate if they retain the ashes. to fortis again. you know we are here to win the 1st test of age missing when you win
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the ashes and we've been really clear on that for for some time so we're. obviously happy to win the 1st test it is a huge step in the right direction but you know it's certainly not satisfied with that and south africa is leading wicket taker in test matches dale steyn has retired from the 5 day version of the game the 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. a belgian cyclist has died after a crash during stage 3 of the tour of poland they had been heavy rain during the 150 kilometer stage when björk crash the 22 year old was a promising climber who was riding for the 2nd year as a pro for the lot of team lambretta was named the most promising young thing in june's tour de france warm up event the 2 of the door from a. a 22 year old cyclist
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a belgian citizen for unexplained reasons lost control of the bike went down onto a road side where he has a concrete culvert with his head an ambulance arrived very quickly and the crew resuscitated this man then accompanied by a police car the man was transported by ambulance to hospital there unfortunately he died manchester united have completed the signing of the world's most expensive defender harry maguire will be joining them from the city of a $97200000.00 the union international spoke to many united t.v. about the 6 year contracts really problem for myself to join such a big club were you always dream a walk now at wembley and all chuffed that it's a big stadium when you're young and. an amazing club it's a club of always i've always watched and i've always looked up to when i was younger and now i'm of it. maguire was also targeted by rivals manchester city but their manager says the club couldn't afford him is an excellent a plus plus player
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the central defender. we were interesting but we cannot afford it he's an excellent team in the world cup he made to incredible work. with the borders fast so far as. i was young i still have the qualities to work from united congratulation for united. well strange isn't it curious when the washington open to claim the 2nd title of the tennis season david stokes has the story i. put on the show all week but a bad back threatened to ruin the party in the final against russia's 3rd seat. 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 and the 2nd i ever the showman the australian
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chose to play between his legs not once but twice both with the same result. i thought i am a curious so 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 51 against top 10 players this season it's amazing how people wily battle when they never lost faith in me even though it 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 lot of people the back way 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 on
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this form surely a contender to win his 1st major at the u.s. open later this month david stokes al-jazeera. but long board surfing finals have been held in the pan american games in lima it's a big sport in peru with fans calling the country's breaks the hawaii of latin america and supporters were thrilled to see the hosts continue their domination in anything but tropical conditions. taking gold in. men's event to the countries to go medals in the short bald competition for those clothes we come on beat another peruvian maria fair number to win the women's event serving on the net these games also act as a qualifier for next year's tokyo lympics and russia has dominated the 1st of a downhill skate cross championships take a look at the competitors race over the 500 meter long course wearing inline skates the purpose built track in moscow one of the longest in the would actually can also
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be used in winter for ice cross or the track is frozen and races when i skate. moves forward on the way again later we'll see them. thank you very much peter and more news to you and just a few minutes. don presence on donald trump's journey or was promised a damaging information about hillary clinton allegation like to see an investigation seductress did the trump campaign with russia did you at any time birch the former f.b.i.
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director james comey in any way shape or form the closer to backing down the investigation into michael flynn and also as you well know. next question battlefield washington on al-jazeera. culture a down's thrives here every day generations of tibetans continue to brace and they'd take their cultural heritage it's a reminder of who they are or whether. this is a suburb of the idiot capital new delhi tibet so be refugees here since 964 buttons here have been defined as migrants are not refugees because india hasn't signed up to the 1951 un convention on refugees so tibetans here have been able to access the indian welfare system so they become self-sufficient setting up better businesses and looking for work independently but for some it's not enough. bigger and potentially more dangerous than some of us will describe what's happening with the smoking alternative known as vaguely enjoy the taste of an arkansas farm for.
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between 201320148 lone star tripling in use among us high school students and head to head east bay 1st is conventional 6 which one do you think it's my opinion i think they're both the interest takes no one else is in. a major escalation of the trade war with the u.s. claims china a currency manipulator as the u.s. drops to a new no. no and welcome to al-jazeera on life or my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth problem also ahead puerto rico said that calls on the boy to confirm the new
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governor as legal questions are raised over his eligibility. the u.n. calls for calm along the india pakistan border off to new delhi revokes special status for the disputed kashmir region and a ceasefire collapses syria blames turkey as it resumes military operations against rebels in the northwest. there has been a new escalation in the us china trade war washington is accusing beijing of manipulating its currency off to lower the value of the u.n. stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street beijing says it will stop chinese companies from buying u.s. products well let's get the latest with our colleagues alan fischer he's joining us from the u.s. capital 1st to trade war now can we expect a currency. well donald trump said he was going to call china
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come see manipulator on his far stay in office it's taken until now you certainly were expecting from the treasury sector stimulation some sort of ruling on whether or not he thought china war as a currency manipulator in october it's been brought forward just in the last few hours donald trump said on twitter that he believed china was manipulating its currency to try and gain an unfair advantage against the united states now when they made this surely they could have years one of 2 laws they could have gone with the 2015 law or the one that was drawn up in 1988 they decided to go with the 1988 there's a reason for that it's a slightly broader remit it gives them a wider option on how they can declare china to be come see manipulator what it means know is that stephen ition with donald trump's backing will go along to the international monetary fund and see china is essentially breaking the rules and you need to punish them but this is something donald trump has promised for
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a while and as you say we were in a trade war no we're also in a currency war and alan how does all of this bode for any resolution as we've been reporting all 3 major u.s. talk and indexes had their worst day for the year on that monday china saying that they're going to stop buying u.s. agricultural products to. well the global markets don't like the idea of the world's 2 biggest economies going head to head in a trade war even though donald trump says the cheap and easy to when now the chinese are playing quite cleverly here by targeting agricultural products they know that will heart donald trump because he won a lot of states where farmers are strong and therefore they think this is striking him at his political base donald trump and the white house believe that china haven't really entered into trade talks with the best of graces you remember a couple of months ago the americans thought they had a deal but then said the chinese pulled back there were new renewed negotiations
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and then we were 95 percent close to a deal now donald trump thought things weren't moving quickly enough so he said we're going to impose new tariffs they will come in on the 1st of september we're talking about 10 percent on $300000000000.00 worth of chinese imports a couple of things to no one don't trump always gets the idea of type of strong he always says that it's money pouring into the u.s. economy it's not it's normally consumers and companies here in the u.s. to end up paying those tariffs and also he thinks that the chinese don't want to make a deal because they think he will either be out of office in 18 months after the next presidential election or they will sit tight waiting for another 4 years and don't trump being very keen to make a deal before he leaves office those things may be true as far as donald trump is concerned here's the reality both economies are not doing very well because of this trade war the global economy is suffering well and there will be pressure on both
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china and the united states to come up with a deal but given the escalation of just in the last few hours i wouldn't put any money on it just like you probably wouldn't put any money in the stock market the next couple of days alan thank you very much for that alan fischer with today's reality check well let's hear now from tara jackson who's a for than chill out and she agrees with alan she says the trade war as likely to continue. because china will refuse to purchase more agricultural products from the united states and sorrow because they did not do what trump wanted them to do retaliate and that will then i'm going to just tear up 10 you know 10 percent on $300000000000.00 more and then of course china is not going to take it and they said ok fine we're going to read the truth to below the 7 percent to get a competitive advantage which means that the united states who does business there are they're not going to have that competitive advantage so back to why the united states and the secretary and under the my secretary of treasury under the eyes of
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the president said you know what based on this act you are now a currency manipulator now we're going to take action to stop you on that let's move on to other news down the south korean military says the north has fired 2 unidentified projectiles into the sea the launch took place in the province of south one hey earlier the north korean government condemned joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea describing them as hostile moves. north korea has generated an estimated $2000000000.00 for its weapons program using cyber attacks that's according to a new u.n. report seen by the watch this news agency it says that pyongyang used increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to steal from banks and crypto currency exchanges the report was presented to a committee of the u.n. security council which has imposed sanctions on north korea since 2006 in a bid to cut off funding for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. there has
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been a new twist in puerto rico's deepening constitutional crisis the leader of the senate has decided to call off a void to confirm louis c. as governor the senate will now wait until the supreme court decides on a case concerning his eligibility louis c. came to office on friday after weeks of protests forced his predecessor to resign gabriel is on the following that story from san juan. this is now not only a political crisis in puerto rico but now a constitutional crisis as well and it's getting worse not any better and the longer that this goes on in the halls of congress there you see behind me in the governor's mansion the longer there is this uncertainty the more it could affect the more than 3000000 puerto ricans that live on this island let's remember that this is an island it's a u.s. territory it relies on funding partially from the mainland united states and
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already washington d.c. is said that they could hold their withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in funding meant for the puerto rican people in till this crisis is resolved here now it will go to the supreme court who will start hearing this case on tuesday but likely won't make a decision until some time before the in of the week this is clearly a deepening political crisis here as one senator said when we asked him describe the political situation right now in puerto rico he answered with 2 words total chaos u.n. secretary general antonio has appealed to india and pakistan to exercise maximum restraint on monday india provoked me as autonomous status abruptly paving a 70 year agreement the u.n. maintains a military observer mission and kashmir. well i can tell you that we are following
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with concern the tense situation in the region we're also aware of reports of restrictions on the indian side of kashmir and we urge all parties to exercise restraint i would add that over the past few days the un military observer group in india and pakistan otherwise known as on mortgage has observed and reported an increase in military activity along the line of control. now but in the going to government says the constitutional changes are necessary to integrate the region into n.d.'s but opposition politicians say it's a doll day for democracy paul brennan reports. a wide ranging security clampdown kept people largely off the streets in indian administered kashmir on monday thousands of troops have been deployed and internet connections were cut to deter any opposition to the sudden revoking of article 371 it was suddenly uproar in the new delhi parliament when the decision was announced by home minister amid
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shock. the opposition leader angrily accused the governing b j p of murdering democracy by revoking article 370. this isn't many ways a black day for indian democracy we have seen if not the letter of the constitution certainly the spirit of the constitution and the soul of indian democracy being shamelessly violated but those who've been elected to protect it article 370 allows the regional government to make its own laws except in finance defense foreign affairs and communications residents of kashmir live under different laws from the rest of india in matters such as property ownership and citizenship now the central government plans to split up the region into 2 parts kashmir and jammu and lead back which will both be directly governed by new delhi. reaction has spread along religious and political lines despite the security clampdown in jammu and small
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groups of hindus sell of. at the end of what they described as 30 years of banishment. the kashmiri muslims complain bitterly about their rights and identity being stolen from them and they have been opposition demonstrations in indian cities such as calcutta and new delhi. 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 see 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. as part of the government's security crackdown 3 prominent kashmiri politicians have been placed under house arrest 2 of them former chief ministers. kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world and both india and pakistan claim it is there as they've gone to war more than once of
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a kashmir since their independence from british rule pouring yet more troops into that contested region now may not necessarily be a recipe for calm paul brennan al-jazeera. pakistan's government is condemning india's move and says it's ready to exercise all possible options kamaal hai that has more from. a foreign minister's kashmir. white spread across pakistan raid protests taking place in major cities over the. indian moves over the job and kashmir region the pakistani foreign office summoning the high commissioner of india to go for an office and lodging a strong protest then complain about the indian move now there are tensions which have been growing up over the past few weeks also because of the 5. august on the accused india of using cluster munitions the indians of course denying that but
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pakistan had been taking foreign diplomats and even the united nations military observer group for india and pakistan showed them the evidence of the indian artillery barrage in the needham valley and raised good relations are you now it is going to be important to see what happens within the next few days of august on intent to go in a diplomatic offensive to try and rein in the international community that the only way forward a tradition that is required in order to defuse these dangers. although project on in india had been a good man back in 1992 to discuss and rejoice all outstanding issues including the 2 by larger dogs that particular pod had been closed because of india and refusal according to pakistan to come to the negotiating table the pakistani prime minister taking all fares just a year ago had already said that if india wants to take one step towards that bug
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it stand ready to take to. the u.s. on want to afghanistan says excellent progress has been made in the nations round of talks with the polyphonic some a highly unsolved has just left and is heading for talks and india he says a final deal on u.s. troops but the told will be wait the taliban has also been optimistic saying it's ready to negotiate with the afghan government once foreign forces withdraw. the roche's news agency is reporting the libyan war last police force has struck on a college in misrata east of the capital tripoli the coastal city is the main base of forces loyal to the u.n. recognize government still ahead on the bulletin. when told it's. chaos on the streets of hong kong as police move in to break up protesters leaving a general strike and president donald trump blames the media for america's epidemic
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of gun violence. hello welcome to another look at the international forecast mischa see some slightly dry weather into southern parts of china over the next couple of days and that's because we've got this massive lump of cloud just pushing across the philippines receipts of very heavy rain flooding rains here recently there's going to remain the case as we go through the next day or 2 actually choose day going on into wednesday lose on in particular since some very heavy rain just off into the open waters we do have a developing typhoon this is the cayman that's heading up towards the eastern side of china so make the most of the dry weather that we have here for the time being showers along the spells of rain continue i would towards the southwest corner of
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china and across india china there's that wet weather still affecting the philippines side of the case as we go on through tuesday and on into wednesday we already have flooding in place a mat is going to produce maybe another 340 millimeters of right through the remainder of this week so that could cause some problems some heavy rain also coming into southern parts of vietnam heavy rain stretches where across into myanmar big area of cloud here eastern parts of india looking a little more disturbed as we go through the next day it stays very wet say right across the western coast. sponsored by countdown to. the president's on down the trial jr was promised damaging information about you larry allegation like to see an investigation see the troops did the trunk. with russia did you at any time of the former f.b.i. director james comey in any way shape or form the closer the back down the
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investigation into michael flynn and also as you know. next question battlefield washington on al-jazeera. these are the top stories on. the us accuse china of being a currency manipulator as the trade war between the world's 2 largest economies intensifies stocks have dropped nearly 3 percent on wall street after china let its currency sink to an 11. puerto rico said it has called off. it would not wait until the supreme court decides on
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a case concerning his eligibility. came to office on friday after weeks of protests . resign. the united nations is urging india and pakistan to exercise restraint talk to new delhi revoke the indian administered kashmir autonomous pakistan says it will exercise all options in response to that decision. the ceasefire and syria's rebel controlled adlib province has collapsed the government has resumed its offensive with air strikes reported in the southern parts of the province so his government has accused rebel forces of violating the terms of the truce and it's blaming turkey for not enforcing it the cease fire was agreed and. they say in a hall that has the latest from gaza tipped near the turkish syrian border. the ceasefire has collapsed the air strikes have resumed the syrian military is announcement that it would resume military operations in that rebel controlled
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province in northwestern syria came as a surprise really because the ceasefire seemed to be holding since friday night there have been no air strikes the warring parties have been shelling each other along the front of shelling out each other along the front lines but a far apart from that there was really no indication that we were heading to a collapse of the cease fire in fact earlier on. on monday. syrian government website quoted a military official as saying that the government would give the rebels until august 16th after the muslim holidays in order to comply with the truce so sudden announcement that this cease fire is now over really raises a lot of questions and we've been speaking to people here in turkey turkey of course. it's a message to turkey this is how it is being felt here because the syrian military statement they they blame turkey saying that its proxies on the ground are violating the truce now u.s.
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defense department delegation is and turkey for a last ditch effort to set up a safe zone and northeast syria turkish president of the on has said his country is running out of patience with washington on sunday he announced troops would be sent to an area controlled by kurdish y p g fighters the y.p. g. has been an important u.s. ally in the battle against eisel but i'm currently sees that as a terrorist group maybe barca has more from istanbul. turkish and u.s. military officials are locked in talks to try and revive hopes of creating a safe zone in northern syria but neither side can see eye to eye on how deep that safe zone should be who should be in control of it turkey wants complete control and whether or not the white p.g. the kurdish fighters based in the region should be forced completely from that part of syria why p.g. were close allies with the united states armed by the u.s. to and were heavily involved in the fight against eisel the white b.g.
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of youth here in turkey is a terrorist organization the turkish leadership growing levels of frustration when it comes to talks with the united states and in a sign of how frustrated the country is over the weekend president reminded the world so that turkey would be prepared to stage its own incursion east of the euphrates this would be the 3rd incursion into syria by turkey in the last few years but in addition to this standoff between the u.s. and turkey is the dispute over turkey's decision to buy the russian made s. 400 missile system seen as being not compatible with turkey's mende membership of the nato alliance in response the united states hit back by expelling turkey from the f. 35 stealth fighter program a number of turkish companies volved to manufacturing several 100 parts for this fighter we know that diplomatic channels are still open over that dispute but when
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it comes to the creation of a safe zone will either side give ground when it comes to forging forward with this plan. yemen's hoofy rebels there they've launched a series of drone attacks against saudi arabia the targets were. airports in the king calla the air base in the southwest saudi state t.v. has confirmed the air force intercepted a number of drones accusing the white these of trying to strike civilian targets now the u.k. has joined the u.s. on an international maritime security mission to protect cargo ships in the strait of hormuz britain has been giving u.k. flagged vessels in the region and naval escorts since iran seized one of its oil tankers last month european nations though have been reluctant to take part in the u.s. naval mission iran's foreign minister says the real reason that the united states has sanctioned him is because he refused an offer to visit the white house will hold talks earlier this month job of the reef made the comments at
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a news conference and paired our monday as a big has more from thread on. well it was a very passionate and animated foreign minister the press conference went on for about 2 hours and he took questions from local and international media in fact this was his 1st public press conference with the media since the u.s. face sanctions on him last week on thursday the u.s. says that he's not an honest broker and that he acts on behalf of the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei but the reef says that these sanctions won't affect him because he has no assets outside of iran but today he also added this. they imposed sanctions on a minor government employee like me what does it mean to impose sanctions on a foreign minister it means the failure of dialogue the failure of diplomacy it means they disagree with talks our security and stability has never been forced and it is not. he was also asked about dialogue with regional countries here specifically the united arab emirates and saudi arabia he mentioned the conflict in
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yemen and what that shows is how vested everybody is in that conflict he said if saudi arabia and the u.a.e. were to revise their policies in yemen and choose negotiations over conflict that iran was ready to talk basically saying take a step back from yemen and we will sit down and have a dialogue with you and possibly restore ties you also mentioned the blockade and he said that it was unacceptable that regional countries were present this blockade on got there and also produced pressure on a fellow member of the gulf cooperation committee so a very passionate jihads of reef today is still out there putting his message out despite the u.s. sanctions against him and in fact the establishment here in iran has rallied behind the foreign minister. to hong kong now or a citywide general strike turned into another confrontation between police and protesters police fired tear gas to break up crowds that were blocking traffic earlier the city was brought to a standstill why the strike action andrew thomas reports from hong kong.
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a general strike is what was promised general chaos across hong kong and before the sun even set is what people thought. 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 have 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 his doing it's not a good idea. world. fall day for you but one week while. bringing some reminder so you support the strike yes i suppose.
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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 if there is to be distrustful there's a very good place to stop destroying hong kong who the protesters or the gulf coast not the government of israel good government 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 and the men 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 protests to stop
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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. running down from the skies in some food. to be claimed 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. the u.s. president on trump has condemned bigotry racism and white supremacy following machinations in texas and ohio that left 31 people dead speaking at the white house he blamed social media and mental health issues for the country's encrease and gun crime and he called for new legislation to run background checks on gun owners. well barack
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obama has spoken out about last weekend's shootings the former u.s. president called on americans to reject racism condemning the latest he said feed a climate of fear and hatred and while he didn't mention the president directly many say divisive rhetoric bears some responsibility for the shooting in texas. says he and mourning. white crosses candles and flowers stand in a growing memorial to el paso's dead and injured this city already reeling in the wake of an apparent racist rampage has suffered another body blow unfortunately these have been devastating and major. and we are deeply saddened to be here today to have to tell you that 2 patients have passed. one elderly woman ended up passing away the middle of the night and another patient patient just recently passed away names and faces of the victims of saturday's shooting emerged
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one was a 15 year old high school soccer star another a woman in her eighty's jordan and andre are chando were gunned down as they shielded their infant son who survived other survivors were coping with trauma u.s. army specialist glenda oakley kerry children to safety after the shooting broke out i just focused on the kid that i did at a very that when our. hearts are loss like they were part of the the city has adopted the slogan el paso strong and business is faith leaders and community organizers are stepping up to help a group of funeral directors announce they would offer arrangements for victims including at least 8 mexican citizens we're going to going to be giving them all the services completely free without. we could do transfers to mexico that's going
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to be. their gesture will save families thousands of dollars in expenses in a speech at the white house on monday president trump denounced white supremacy and racism but many people here in el paso say words are not enough we really need to repudiate this hate speech and this demagoguery where we are having a skate go on immigration as though there is somehow the problem that's going on in our society a community shaken to its core but coming together in unity against the forces of hate rob reynolds al jazeera el paso. i mean is a prominent or how would the headlines on al-jazeera the u.s. how to choose china of being a currency manipulator as a trade war between the world's 2 largest economies intensifies stocks have dropped
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nearly 3 percent on wall street off to china let its currency sink to an 11 year low and this suspicion on both sides as alan fischer reports the global markets don't like the idea of the world's 2 biggest economies going head to head in a trade war even though donald trump says the cheap and easy to when now the chinese are playing quite cleverly here by targeting i grew cultural products they know that will heart donald trump because he won a lot of states where farmers are strong and therefore they think this is striking him at his political base donald trump and the white house believe that china haven't really entered into trade talks with the best of greece's. the south korean military says the north has fired 2 unidentified project into the sea the launch took place in the province of. the north korean government condemned to joint military drills between the u.s. and south korea describing them as hostile. puerto rico senate has to confirm.
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governor now wait until the supreme court decides on a case concerning his eligibility. came to office on friday after weeks of protests predecessor to resign the united nations is urging india and pakistan to exercise restraint. in the. autonomous. options and response. has collapsed the government has resumed its offensive reported in the southern parts of the province syria's government is accused of violating the truth turkey. and the u.k. has joined the u.s. on an international mission to protect. britain has given its vessels in the region and naval escorts. one of its tankers last month well those are the headlines on
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al-jazeera inside story is coming up next. india's government says it will withdraw the special status of indian administered kashmir and seeing the disputed territory is significant autonomy and putting it in direct rule by new delhi so what's behind this move and does it abide by the longstanding consensus this is inside story. hello welcome to the program. there's
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a spear to tapestry of kashmir has been divided between india and pakistan since that independence from britain both countries claim it as their own and control parts of it indian administered kashmir was granted special autonomy that's allowed it to function largely without direct interference from the delhi but that has now changed prime minister narendra modi's hindu nationalist led government is now revoking the special status and send additional troops to the area and but the region a lock down it's a no that's good to have widespread consequences when bring in our guests in a moment but 1st this report from priyanka gotta was a sudden and momentous decision. india's government says it's revoking special privileges granted to indian administered kashmir was the opposition is furious that it's a change in the constitution with far reaching consequences are not take the
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inserts of using the powers vested under the 3rd section of article $370.00 boeing the recommendation of the 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 constitution that gave significant. tony me 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 one and the uk which will be directly governed by new delhi the government has put parts of indian and ministered to me
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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 kashmir special status is expected to garner strong reaction this is a straightforward pandering to the hindu majority electorate in india. b j p 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 bandar to the muslims of india so there is a clear political polarization here with the ruling party trying to pander to its hindu votebank. they have already been protests as through the spread on sunday
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about the government's plan to hurt article 35 in article 370 is our basic constitutional right we have made an agreement with in here the basis of these articles and now they are trying to derail only vocals articles this is an injustice to us. are not going to tolerate the should just. disputed kashmir is one of the most militarized areas in the world both india and pakistan claim it as their own for now the region is on the edge as it prepares for what's to come priyanka 0. pakistan has condemned india's decision and there are reports from the pakistan it's been a search side of me and there have been protests over the issue. once again running high along the line of control that separates indian and pakistani administered kashmir. india and force of using cluster munitions
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against heavily populated civilian area raised it against the geneva convention on it also angered by n.p.r. during their lateral move. there have been demonstrations in all major cities. including. the administration. the parliament is going to hoard it going station on cue. an important meeting of french military and civilian leadership. prime minister the message are quite clear. that any indian they. also want the international community to play a role in diffusing that. because india. however
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the bilateral talks between the. 2 are dead and therefore international mediation. in order to avoid a major crisis from spreading out of control. for the inside story. let's bring in guests in london midazolam heat journalist novelist and the author of collaborator the book of gold leaves new delhi. the washington post columnist and author of this unquiet land story from india's fault lines also in london victoria schofield why it's a historian and. she's the author mia in conflict india and. war welcome to the program. this seems to be
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a great deal of debate about the latest move by india and what it means is it fair to say that the resolution puts an end to the autonomy a status that enjoyed for decades. unless the supreme court of india actually has a legal interpretation that is able to halt this decision or put a stay on it i think we have seen the decision already taken it's already done it can only be undone illegally and that is now up to the supreme court if somebody indeed does challenge it but the situation we looking at right now is that an overwhelming number of parties in india's parliament appear to have supported the decision that only a handful of mainstream political parties apart from the fish me value based politicians that have opposed this more so yes indeed with this announcement the more the government has withdrawn and has up ended a 70 year old policy that gave a special place in the indian union it is now not just like any other state it is
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in fact a union territory in which new delhi will exercise much greater control and direct control than ever before the. autonomy and the special status was a cornerstone of the accession of jumbo and kashmir $947.00 and with this new decision what would be the general sentiment in. do they see this as the beginning of an uncharted territory. i was both on target and quite expected because the even within the constitutional guarantees in the constitution that we need order to with the since 47 what has happened today is how unimaginable consequence. is because see what i mean is it often seen in the us treatment of kashmir as a call that you know and today is probably the starkest starkest sort of you know display of that relationship that we will decide your future we will not ask you
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not only want the ask you will keep you locked in your houses big block your phones including landlines and internet and block assembly while we decide your future in delhi there can be a starker demonstration of india's callous. treatment of kashmir and what i see as a grim grim day because not that kashmiris were happy with the autonomy that had been eroded over the years but they have been waiting for something else which is their right to speak today that is right there's a large scale support within india within political spectrum so to speak apart from a handful of voices and parties who are worst opposition most seem to be on board with this complete sleight of hand as a consequence light of and they even within the indian sort of scheme of things this is illegal because they need the concurrence is the correct word of a elected they just lead to assembly in kashmir to endorse this there is no
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assembly in place ok there is a governor who is imposed by delhi that is no they just lead to body in kashmir speak victoria let's dissect the different aspects of this decision of this new resolution 1st of all he talks about revoking article $370.00 which gives me of the why to make its own laws does it mean that now it's the new delhi that will have the ultimate say over all the legislation in the future in one case mia. well as mr has said made it very clear that the control which new delhi exercises from from now onwards will be much much greater but i think we've got to look particularly at the article 35 a and the property rights because this is one of the remaining aspects is again mere said the article 370 has been eroded over
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the years but what has remained in place is article 35 a which means that the state legislature can decide who has right to permanent residency and consequently who can buy property a fad is you've got any number of people from the rest of india feeling that they can come up and buy property in general in kashmir now the kashmir valley is actually very small it's approximately 90 miles long 20 to 25 miles wide and so if you think about the change of the demographics that will come into place if you get all sorts of known kashmiris coming out wanting to buy land this was one of the principal reasons why this article was put in place mirroring what had been put in place in 1927 by the passing of the hereditary state subject nor that's why the british had how close they could not land barker that's what we're seeing is a total change of demographics r.k.
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barker so if you just come out and decide it's about time to. deny them the wine to make the laws in job one because then you pave the way for numbers didn't stop a chase land don't you think of this would stalk and to india sentiment among the people who would say this is a land grab decision by the government. so i think that the more the government and i obviously speak as an independent journalist and not for the government but i think it's important for your viewers to understand what may have driven the more the government to having taken this decision and taken it literally overnight it's been anticipated for the last few days it's we had you know we've had mobile internet services snapped in kashmir several elected representatives in jammu and kashmir placed under house arrest no communication at all with the media but but the more the government clearly from its point of view is implementing something
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that it's election manifesto has always said that it will do it has long been the stated position of the part of the agent the party that it would get rid off an article that gave into schmear this special status now when you see have they lost the right to make their own laws what was actually happening was that any law that was passed by india's parliament would need the approval of the general in kashmir assembly i think there is one legal question that's still a bit ambiguous for observers like me right now there is no elected assembly in place and jungle in kashmir there is what is called president's rule so it is the centrally appointed governor who has given his consent instead of an elected assembly might in the us supreme court take a view of this and say this is not legally valid other than that one question. i think you have to understand 2 things here as i try and be called why does the modi government do this at this point one this 15th august coming up i think the prime minister would like to make this the centerpiece of his 15 talk a speech see this is the big decision i took i am a decisive prime minister i have
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a decisive all minister i promised and delivered what no other party called in 70 years the congress party only we're going to we know we're 370 we actually got rid of it one do i think the problem governments take decisions when they believe they're politically popular the point here is that this will have widespread support in mainland india and resistance within kashmir and so i. i think mr moore these making a political calculation and 3 and this is something we should spend some time talking about this is in my opinion also cocking the silk donald trump in the last couple of weeks the american president has offered twice to mediate on kashmir the 1st time india effectively called him a liar the 2nd time india i did not even respond it is my understanding that as america pakistan entered that endgame in afghanistan and india fears the taliban once again in ascendancy pakistan having more leverage there than that that that would make delhi comfortable trump making that statement antithetical to what it
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does position has been this is also more the saying something to trump here so there's also some do political considerations and can discuss whether the way it's been handled is correct and i do i do see both internal and external signaling ok. however when you look at the of the of the decisions made one of them is basically splitting gen $1.00 cost me into 2 federal territories each with a state as useless or however loved one will be without a legislator how do how do you explain that how do you see it. let's just say i think we need to go back to basics and musics of history here is a disputed territory and that's not a matter of opinion that is a historical fact which is also. written down in the un charter it's a dispute between india and pakistan and in my view and in the many jewish media is the biggest stakeholders or kashmiris who are once again not been asked not when india has unilaterally decided decided the future of question read which many
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people not land so in my view this is a brazen and daylight robbery it's theft it is one of those classic examples of we've got power we've got mandate we've got a majority in the parliament we will do as we please and as i said earlier the message to. us is very very clear we treat you as an occupied people and for all practical purposes this is an occupying power which controls massive massive military means as we all know bush meat is the largest in its right space on the planet the densest of the transition anywhere in the world so you can't possibly say oh we have some political calculations to kind of yes i agree broadly with with their point of view from there for their purposes they are just pandering to a hindu majority and sentiment that has swept across india in the last 45 years 8 years now probably that is different what it means for me it is. a
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disaster and what it means for the larger region because as we all know pakistan is a party to the dispute this is in the united nations charter and kashmir is a party to the dispute this is not going to and nicely this is not going to end peacefully ok i think indian parliament today passed a death sentence for many many kashmiris who might be killed in the you know in if that is under arrest and further told them well and the decision will inevitably lead to more victoria is it a tactical move on. was it a gamble by moody because when you look at the decision to when it comes to spitting jones disappeared to further the territories however remains without a list leaving many people to think he's trying to thorough the divide and conquer predominantly muslim areas and to deprive them of their own identity. well i think what you're going to think about is is the objective what is the end game in the end game should be peace and tranquility and prosperity for the people living in
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the territory and much as you might have the bulk of the hindu majority appreciating the move what you've got is further alienate the valley as we know is already alienated and so if the end game is peace and prosperity you're not going to get it you're going to get further alienate from amongst the people it's and it doesn't really hold very very good to say well the majority except when the people who are actually affected by the decision don't accept it and that's where i think misses made the point that this is been a non consultative overnight so to speak although we knew it was coming once the results of the election when the. decision on the part of the b j p government and i'm afraid i don't see that it's going to bring peace in the region it's not going to answer davies. ideas of integration it's really going to create more alienation and i think that will be very dangerous and will have repercussions
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throughout the region isn't this barker something that could further undermine the democratic tenets of the india itself because if you look at this the bezel you show the government cuts off internet and phone services places local leaders in germany has been under house arrest declares a public protest of public rallies cannot be held to the point where you have local leaders it cost me a declaring today like me. today india becomes an occupying force because mia. caution i do i do think and i went on on social media to say this as well that i did not all agree with the facts that elected leaders including 2 former chief ministers mehbooba mufti and one of the lower placed under house arrest nor am i comfortable with the fact that this was a decision taken without any communication i'm i'm a bit confused about why the same decision not arguing for them or whether it's
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good or bad could not have been taken after let's say a month of parliament debates or a consultative process with different stakeholders that said you know i think what what we really have to look out for is how this plays out on the ground in juggling because we have to and the reason i'm raising this question is because it's been unclear for a while in the last few years he's going to get up and speak on behalf of off the people in particular in the valley who are the people who are going to protest against those jumbo is not the dock is going to be absolutely happy being a union territory the people of general are not going to be unhappy with this decision so we're really talking about the kashmir valley now mr refer to the un resolutions and because we'd be in a dispute that is not the end in position india is prepared to have a dialogue with pakistan but sees kashmir as an integral part of the country and be something that has to be bilaterally resolved with pakistan what i do agree and i think the troop deployment speaks to that is that we are going to definitely in the
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short term see a phase of of turmoil and under arrest perhaps the line of control being inflamed perhaps you know it's been inflamed for the last few days between pakistan and india and i think the measure of success of this move there i agree with victoria has to be that if you are going to say that ok outsiders can now come into kashmir no outsiders actually going to come into kashmir to the situation on the ground actually improves nobody's going to go there and buy property and set up or if they don't feel safe doing so right it's a measure of success of this has to be hold a grudge. situation response otherwise it means a change on paper and not to change that actually for this reason i asked ms about what kind of impact will this have on the local population in talking about the establishment politicians about the mainstream opposition and about is this something which is like a further budget to lies people allow me
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a few points you see yesterday they arrested put so-called mainstream leadership under house arrest these are people who managed me for delhi when they're elected the public. doesn't even trust those let alone the large sort of mass of people who have never wanted to remain within it is not a matter of opinion once again time and again come on the streets demanding that their right to self-determination be honored which was promised by nehru in indian parliament at the un is listed in the un charter so on and so we all know that. the people of kashmir do not want to be with india that is a fact and that is a fact that has been we have witnessed time and again or weighed against decades of political management by delhi cultic management by delhi sometimes pakistan plays opportunistic politics it sort of raises the question we should only when there is trouble within the rallies on and so forth but the fact is the question midis have not been asked and that is more that is the main reason the most important point it
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will stay it will burn and what delhi did today is their father 2 they have added fuel to the old to look at the burning bubble i see your point i would like to take it a little bit odd go away ok not go would like to take it to the regional level victoria do you think that this is something that could potentially lead to more confrontation in the future between pakistan and india you know you've heard about the pakistani reaction which is basically consider this a violation of the international law and international resolutions. yes well pakistan was bound to make a statement given that it considers that it is part of the dispute and given also that it is occupying approximately one 3rd of the geographical land space of the former princeton state of german kashmir but i think you've got 2 issues here one you've got is the relationship of the indian government with the people living in the valley the kashmir it is they are the predominant amount of people roughly 6000000 people living in the valley of kashmir and then you've also got the
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situation of the more territorial dispute between india and pakistan over where if they go into ever except the line of control is the international front here because are we looking at the indian government incorporating jungle in kashmir as an indian. as it is an indian union state including gilgan baltistan hardly not because pakistan is occupying that therefore they have to talk to the pakistan government about where what the future of the whole state is you can't just chop it up into little bits thank goodness mezzo he'd bought qatar and victoria schofield thank you too for so you can see the program again any time by visiting our web site i'll just dot com for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter handle is a.j. incisively from me. and the entire team here in the house by phone and.
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