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and even though the building is largely empty it's still considered the seat of government without a resolution to their longstanding demands southern separatists may decide to try and take their seat at the negotiating table if one isn't given to them and schapelle. lawrence is a professor at the elliott school of its national affairs at george washington university he says the latest violence is a setback to a political solution similar conflicts like syria like libya when you don't only have 2 sides but you have a bunch of other militias and jihadist groups with their own agendas the main game is to have a big deal between the 2 sides like we had in sudan in very different circumstances in july where the too many forces decide we're going to make a deal and then we're going to have side negotiations with the others to try to stem what they can do and then if you have a big deal and most of the others join on then it becomes easier for countries like
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united states and others who are primarily concerned with counterterrorism against jihadists to focus on the jihadist groups who then become much more vulnerable because they can take advantage of the chaos that the other types of fighting creates but right now what the problem is that the situation is that it's it's the opposite of trust building trust it's hard to do in the circumstances when allied troops can't really rely or even trust each other anymore so it's going to take some months to rebuild these coalitions back so that we can get the eventual. this is the news hour for months there is still to come on the program after 2 days of trying a former president is arrested in dramatic fashion. acts quickly on climate control of face critical food shortages around the world that's the message from the u.n. stop climate panel out in sports south africa star batsman calls it a day. jailed
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kurdish leader says that he's ready to talk with turkish authorities to work on a solution to stop the conflict between the turkish state and kurdish fighters in a statement through his lawyer. says that the kurds do not need a separate state. funded the kurdistan workers party the people. which launched a separatist insurgency against the turkish state in 1984 he's been in prison for 20 years reports from istanbul. up to launch a land the founding father of the p.k. k. has released a statement through his lawyers in which he said that he was very confident that he could resolve the conflict between the turkish state and kurdish fighters within a week he said he also said the turkish government needed to do what's necessary or flan is the founding father of the p.k. k. that began as separatists insurgency against the turkish state in 1904 he was
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jailed in 1909 and is currently being held in a maximum security prison on an island in the sea of marmara he's been denied a lawyer since 2011 but this year is seen as lawyers on several different occasions he also still exerts a tremendous amount of influence over the p.k. k. and its offshoot the y.p. gee what does all of this mean well there is a new context for these comments in the form of hopes of creating a safe zone in northern syria negotiations between turkey and the united states have been intense in recent days plans to create the safe so a tentative largely because of a fundamental difference of opinion over the why p.g. viewed very much in turkey as a terrorist organization a threat to national security seen by the united states as allies in the fight against isis or could this in some way soften the stance between turkey and the white b.g. all of that is unclear. there is some background to the origins of the kurdistan
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workers party or p.k. k. the group has waged a 3 decades long uprising in turkey southeast against the governments originally the p k k wanted an independent kurdish state but that changed to demands for great throws tanami into a key so he considers the group a terrorist organization armed forces are accused of responding to the p.k. k. with violent crackdowns often affecting civilians fighting escalated a 2 year ceasefire ended in 2015 an estimated 40000 people have died in the conflict not a hashimi is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of denver he joins us now live via skype good to have you with us given that this man has been in prison for 20 years does he have any authority among the kurds can he speak to speak speak for the kurds. well absolutely yes i mean the kurds particularly those who support kurdish independence kurdish rights
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view a bellow a chill on the same way that many south africans viewed nelson mandela of course the rest of the world and particularly other people in turkey viewed him quite differently but he does have incredible moral and political authority and i would say that there would be no chance of progress in terms of a resolution of hostilities without. playing a leading role so will the took so talk to him in can he stop the violence well you know there is a historical precedent here roughly between 820132015 there was a ceasefire between the p.k. k. and the turkish government there was a peace process in place there was you know it seemed like the longstanding conflict between the turkish government and the kurds was on its way to a resolution and during that period of below chillon played
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a lead role in fact it was you know his central. participation in that peace process that led to that moment of diminished hostilities so i think we're seeing another opportunity the real question is why now why do we see these things happening at this particular time and i suspect abdullah chillon views. the government of president arab want is somewhat weak weakened recently as a result of the loss in the is down below election we can economy and an opportunity particular haps convince him to return to those 2013 piece conditions as a way of trying to resolve this conflict you say why now does this have anything to do him speaking out now to do with the invasion of northern iraq over the syrian pot well you know possibly because. it looked like the turkey was going to invade northern syria but that has been that issue seems that been resolved as
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a result of american interventions and now there's an agreement to create a safe zone on the other side of the you know turkish syrian border so there will be no imminent imminent invasion to what extent the fear of a turkish you know attack on kurdish forces the waikiki on the other side of the border has motivated up below chillon to launch this ascent of these feelers or to propose this sort of peace initiative remains to be seen i suspect it's a factor but i think the other factors that i mentioned before about the president earlier ones weakened position in the turkish body politic i think is also a major factor that explains why this is happening but now a new thing the leadership of the p.k. k. is is interested right now and pushing for some sort of political process. that's right i mean i would point your listeners to a very important. opinion piece that was published in the washington post on july
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the 3rd or one of the founding members of the p.k. kate explicitly called for a peace process with the turkish government in explicitly stated that up till of july would be the lead negotiator and effectively called for turn to the 2013 peace process that was in place so this is it it's pretty clear that there is there's something happening within the senior leadership of the p.k. k. that's trying to push for some resolution of hostilities with the turkish government so it was good to see so many thanks indeed not a hashmi that in denver. and. syria has rejected a plan by the u.s. and turkey to establish a so-called safe zone along little border the foreign ministry in damascus that the proposed buffer zone is a blatant attack on syrian soil franti officials from the u.s. and turkey agreed on when states were stablished the zone as a way of managing tension between turkish forces and kurdish fighters special
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forces troops have arrested coca stands former president back at some bias after storming his home for the 2nd time in 24 hours a soldier was killed during wednesday's failed raided his country residence they have bishkek protests continuing in the capital laura but manley reports. they were hoping they could prevent kircus dance from being arrested but after a 2 day standoff security forces didn't want to wait any longer. a police officer was killed and 70 of the former president's supporters injured in the ensuing clashes. this woman says the temby ever was in the van with her and they were both arrested. it all started on wednesday when a tumble have greeted crowds outside of his home near bishkek.
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shots rang out police attempted to arrest him then but his supporters rushed to his defense after the fair to rest he urged people to protest in the capital. nationally to this sort of we will start a demonstration we're going to go to the white house and warhead an indefinite demonstration because the authorities need to stop this may have. a 10 day of who is in office from 2011 to 2017 was wanted as a witness in a criminal case he refused questioning 3 times leading to his arrest. but some say the police didn't need to be so heavy handed. the president said that attempt nice to give a witness statement so what is a witness statement it doesn't mean that he needs to take over by storming or using security forces but it didn't get support in parliament where the president condemned his use of violence against the police. force president
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a tomboy evena supporters have committed serious crimes against his republic he has violated the law by putting resistance and using arms during the legitimate actions by police it came to rest. since kurdistan's independence 9912 presidents have been deposed by uprisings ethnic tensions and high poverty rates continue to challenge the country. there are now fears that the former soviet nation will be thrown into turmoil with protesters now telling their anger on the current president. out to syria italy's deputy prime minister salvini is calling for a new parliamentary election claiming that the ruling coalition has collapsed but italy's prime minister she's happy conti's says that salvini must explain to a tally and why he wants to interrupt the work of the government salvini is far right league party has recently been clashing over several issues with the
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government partners the 5 star movement. the un human rights chief has warned that new u.s. sanctions on the could worsen the suffering of millions trying to access food and health care michelle bash lay says she's worried that the measures will have a severe impact on those who already struggling with shortages this week the trumpet ministration band americans from doing business with venezuela's government and froze its assets in the united states the move spot angry demonstrations in caracas well some people escaping the political and economic crisis in venezuela getting caught up in drug related violence on the border with colombia that's according to human rights watch which says that armed groups are committing abuses against civilians. b.s. he reports from bogota. have fled the economic collapse blackout and out of control inflation in their country most crossing into neighboring colombia and while the colombian government is receiving them with open arms some are being
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killed or recruited by criminal groups in the country's border regions it's one of the main findings of a report presented the international watchdog group human rights watch says the document focuses on the increase in violence in the cut the 2 mo border region since the signing of the peace deal with dark rebels in 2016 delays in the implementation of a peace deal left a void that being filled by smaller armed group. who are unleashing a new wave of drug related violence the type of abuses are frankly. atrocities. and we have been able to document cases of disappearances executions. sexual violence. forced recruitment of minors they using land mines. i renew will of war that has forced some 40000 people to flee their homes in the region while business women children
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are forced to work harvesting coca leaves. i'm 14 years old and they scrape coca leaves there are children as young as 8 who scrape coca the government response to the violence has been military increasing the number of troops in the region and local residents say that this is actually worse than this situation accusing part of the armed forces of being complicit with illegal armed groups. farmer says that it is has been learning able to return to cut that because of the presence of armed groups he's working in a restaurant and he says the lawlessness means nobody knows how many undocumented business whelan's have been killed. often they get killed simply because they don't know who they are they might think they are informers potential spies the groups confronting each other kill who they don't know. the report says most of these crimes go unpunished in accuses the government of not meeting its obligations to
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protect civilians in the area it's calling for venezuelans to be given legal status to help them move to safer parts of the country listen the m.p.'s. all of 180000 people have been moved to safety from large swathes of western and southern india due to flooding over 30 people have died india's national disaster response force has supplied 28 teams to help rescue efforts. and karnataka states on soon rains of course several rivers and dams to overflow. eat less meat or lose the land we use to the consequences of climate change that's the warning from the united nations report which says that human activity and food habits are destroying the environment and fueling global warming it says that eating more plant based foods and reducing waste could help to reverse the trend. reports. in many parts of the world land is being overworked and
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misused and it's increasingly being swallowed up by the effects of global warming heat waves and droughts are turning once for thailand's entered deserts that's the latest warning from scientists i think the takeaway message is that the way we use land matters because it impacts the climate and that we also should use land as a solution the un's intergovernmental panel on climate change says global warming and poor land use practices are having devastating effects entire communities have lost their crops livestock land and livelihood small scale farmers who depend on grain to grow their crops are left guessing about when the weather the rains are going to come. whether they'll be enough so it's really an urgent message to governments the report calls on governments to promote small scale farming and to
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significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions it also urges consumers to do their part by reducing meat consumption the way we produce food and what we eat contributes to the loss of nature ecosystems and declining biodiversity. it's estimated that one 3rd of the food produced for human consumption about $1300000000.00 tonnes goes to waste every year the un panel says limiting the amount of voice would free land for reforestation and crop growth. oh warning to stop pushing land to its breaking point and a call for governments to pay attention caught see a little piece of the young al-jazeera a weather update backs he already has the largest immigration raids in a decade in the u.s. we'll have the latest updates in search of greener pastures kenya as hold as face a struggle for food and water as drought kicks in. and this check star has our eyes
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on the top spot in the world rankings the details coming up in spain. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast well our typhoon which was a super typhoon at one point is now making its way towards taiwan we do expect to see very heavy winds as well as storm surge across much of the northern part of the island on friday we do expect to see the closest proximity of the storm really close to taipei with a touch of there 20 degrees but very heavy rain across much of that area by the time we get towards saturday though the storm is going to be make its way along the coast of china and even make a landfall we think anywhere between saturday as well as into sunday getting very close to shanghai by the end of the weekend so expect to see quite
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a bit of storm surge across much of the eastern coast of china as we end the weekend as well from calling though is going to be a rainy day for you with the temps there about 33 degrees well we are going to sing improving conditions here across the northern coast of luzon over the next few days the feeder bands been bringing quite a bit of heavy rain across much of that area and as the storm makes its way towards the north improvements are going to be seen here across much of luzon but on saturday still heavy rain from manila at 30 degrees but by the time we get towards saturday things do begin to improve their down here across much of indonesia we are looking at cloudy skies with jakarta at $32.00 degrees and for bangkok it is going to be heavy rain in your forecast for the tempter there about 30 should be a few. the weather sponsored by catherine. i'll be looking at your instagram account and reading apple's fault line before this is a dialogue when donald trump announce his candidacy for president after them everyone has a voice for the best chance the democrats have to beat donald trump is to nominate
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again this is the news hour from al-jazeera a dream for them here in the headlines the united nations has expressed concern over the restrictions in place on millions of people in indian administered kashmir and this put a clamp down on communications and free movement since monday's decision to strip the territory of its will tell me. at least 9 people have been killed in a 2nd day of clashes between government forces and separatists in southern yemen all flights to the city of aden of the diversity separatist supported by the u.a.e. accused the saudi backed. the forces of conspiring against them and the un's human rights chief has warned that new u.s. sanctions on venezuela could worsen the suffering of millions trying to access food and health care michelle bachelet says she's worried that the measures will have a severe impact on those already struggling with shortages. of the nearly $700.00
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undocumented immigrants arrested in the food processing plants in the u.s. have been released on humanitarian grounds to care for the children the move comes amid ongoing controversy over the government's crackdown on illegal immigration kristen salumi reports from washington. it was the largest workplace raid by u.s. officials in more than a decade immigration and customs enforcement or ice officers swept through a number of food processing plants in mississippi arresting anyone without proper papers leading to scenes like this. to be read there. some $300.00 of the $680.00 arrested have now been released from custody united states of america is the greatest nation in the history of the world and it's no wonder that people from around the world want to come here to our country. but while we do welcome folks from other countries they have to follow our laws. federal officials
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said steps were taken to make sure that children of those arrested were safe but this provoked outrage among some and we are here today to thank you but standing with up in this question with no one will we have it just that were available but for those young children whatever it is the loosening of this will be called out start going to continue at the same time the buses of men and women workers were being taken to a military base for processing president trump was traveling to texas to pay his respects to victims of a mass shooter who are believed to be targeted for being hispanic despite his attempts to show sympathy for the victims the president has been accused of fostering racism and white supremacy with his words and policies the mayor of jackson mississippi has called on churches to provide safe haven for the immigrants still facing deportation we see these raids not being ordered any effort to protect our back cheap the opposite you know they are targeted you know that they can't
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access the same institutions the same methods of protection that we all look to protect us in part circumstances a move that will put him at odds with the republican party and pit immigrant advocates against federal officials intent on aggressively enforcing the law kristen salumi al jazeera a number of migrants waiting for asylum at the us mexico border to at least 40000 john holeman reports from mexico city. there's been a dramatic increase in the number of migrants on the mexican side of the us mexico border these most of them on actually mexicans they're people from central america honduras guatemala el salvador and people from even further away african countries particularly cameroon that have gone up this route trying to get to the united states now one reason for that dramatic increase is
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a deal between mexico and the united states that really came into force at the start of this year and under that deal people that passed into the united states on documented and asked for asylum in that country would put back into mexico while they waited for that process to play out and while they waited for their appointments and their hearings for that assignment process now those appointments can be months apart so meanwhile those people are stuck in limbo and really there isn't a lot for them to do here on the mexican side of the border the mets can government did say that it was going to provide tens of thousands of jobs health care schooling for the children but that just hasn't materialized and we're now 8 months into that process and into that deal so those people many of them we're hearing deciding simply to go back to their home loans if those home loans are in central
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america the problem is that their they face of course the poverty that they fled from or even worse for many of the frets from organized crime and the cartels the gangs really is especially in places like honduras and el salvador make many people's life a misery former us vice president joe biden is a front runner among democrats vying to challenge donald trump for the presidency in 2020 but biden's legislative record on criminal justice has been under growing scrutiny many progressives blame his 1900 $94.00 crime bill for exacerbating mass incarceration in the united states she had 3 times the reports. darrius perkins was released from prison in early july having served 23 years of a 35 year mandatory minimum sentence for selling crack cocaine in 2018 a new law retroactively reduced such long sentences for crack cocaine offenses on.
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the plane of the. whole thing with. the us has the highest prison population in the world incarceration exploded in the eighty's with the beginning of the so-called war on drugs and because black communities are intensively targeted by law enforcement it was african-americans who were arrested and jailed disproportionately even though white drug use was equal or more than that of blacks joe biden took credit for the $986.00 law that mandated the same sentence for 5 grams of crack possession as 500 grams of cocaine and he followed that with a 994 crime bill which mandated federal mandatory life sentences for repeat drug offenses and encouraged us states to do the same the devastation of african-american communities through the drugs crackdown was apparent yet it rejected recommendations to end the sentencing disparity for crack and ignored calls to focus more on crime prevention than punishment we do everything but hang
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people for jaywalking. mandatory minimum sentences passed during joe biden's tenure increased the federal prison population by about 800 percent and there's a pretty direct correlation between mandatory minimum sentences and federal prison growth i think the causal link is pretty clear and undeniable in fairness to biden he wasn't alone in advocating harsh sentencing and it was electorally popular but the issue has become controversial in 2019 because he campaigned only his crime legislation until relatively recently despite the obvious social devastation and his recent apologies have been filled with qualifications and he said we're talking about things that happened a long time ago barack obama trusted me that should be enough reference. darrius is now $46.00 and adjusting to a world that's changed since he was jailed at $23.00 but while billions of dollars
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have been spent on prisons and police biden's legislation the lack of opportunity in his hometown remains vivid. we're. a store he'd be the 3rd. was the we're going to. break the law. will be will be you know we want to. you know be to put our children want to do that. and still thousands remain in prison sentence to life without parole for nonviolent offenses under the joe biden rhodes and for which he passionately took credit she abrahams the al-jazeera sound level but jr puerto rico may get his 4th governor in a week after politicians spoke out against the latest appointee want vasquez officials from vasquez's party a publicly discussed replacing the day after she was sworn in it appears the front
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runner is jennifer gonzales puerto rico's representative to the u.s. congress governor ricardo result resigned in july after weeks of street protests over a leaked offensive messages and corruption allegations hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of an off duty israeli soldier who was found dead in the occupied west bank the 18 year old was unarmed when he was found with stab wounds near the settlement block early on thursday morning from mr benjamin netanyahu has denounced the killing as a terror attack and has vowed to find those responsible but $100.00 person says what happened in the settlement should be seen as part of the resistance against setlist. the operation in the west bank is part of the resistance of our people against this occupation it's a response to various crimes the most recent being the ethnic cleansing in the valley of hamas it proves that our people in the west bank will carry on with their struggle until the end of the occupation and the creation of an independent state
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which are islam as its capital the u.s. state department spokeswoman has called china. regime of the hong kong government disclosed photographs and personal details of a u.s. diplomats who met student leaders of the city's pro-democracy movement hundreds have been arrested in recent weeks and increasingly violent clashes with protesters planning another weekend of demonstrations the u.s. has raised its travel warning for people traveling to all call. at least 29 people have died of dengue fever in bangladesh so far this year making it the deadliest year since the 1st recorded epidemic in 2000 the government says last initiatives to help control the spread of the mosquito borne virus but experts say the climate change and into but rains are partly to blame for an increase in cases chowdhry reports from the capital dhaka. with a rising number of dingo fever patients it's becoming increasingly difficult for both government and private hospitals to coach in many hospitals there's hardly any
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space left. among the 200 patients that we're getting admitted in this hospital at least one. then and among them is significant number of the patients presenting with the preacher thought. in many cases patients are having to move from one hospital to another often not finding a vacant beds and returning home without treatment. i had a fever for around 3 days and i decided to go see a doctor at the hospital he suggested that i take a test the next day i got my results which showed it to be positive so i got it made it immediately at the hospital the worst. our 15 to 25 year olds are both sexes a room in my room they came down with a high fever he suffered for several days until he was diagnosed with dengue fever we didn't realize at 1st he had after a few days i came down with a high fever and after the diagnosis it turns out i had caught. the
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government recently launched and i were in this campaign and fumigation operation to control the spread of mosquito borne diseases if we think about the magnitude of the outbreak it's an outbreak. to swallow if. you come for isn't 2 previous years we're having. i think the gap is huge so it's large number of patients are suffering an estimated 400000000 people worldwide suffer the painful debilitating disease every year doctors usually advice pain relievers rest and to drink plenty of liquids health experts suspect that it is species of mosquitoes which carries the virus may have already spread outside the capital dhaka bangladesh is struggling with one of the worst outbreak of dengue fever in the past 20 years the situation is good.

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