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you know increase ambition and make some real moves towards addressing the climate crisis on a strenuous part it's hard to tell at this stage you know at the end of the day the government is run by a coal industry and somewhat climate skip the prime minister and so would be hard to say but we hope to see the world in particular the pacific push the strata to do the right thing. give us an idea of just how exist then chill the threat is to islands like to velu for example. here well it's very much extension existing to a lot of people will talk about climate change and it's kind of this far off thing that might happen whereas in the pacific it's our daily reality now it means that many of our communities are having to decide with that to be able to stay in there in sr all arms will have to leave for it and i don't know if you can really fully grasp that until you can really feel the dread of what it would be like to leave your homeland for you about the other thing is you know there are countries who are
facing increased elevation of their souls which is you know rendering agriculture and what sorts of economic consequences for the region so that only booms in the pacific we have been hit by this crisis. and you know we really need everyone in the region particularly our larger partners australia to really be pushing ahead to do the right thing well this setback cambers push to counter chinese influence in the region you started off by saying australia has successfully kind of encircled itself or isolated itself toward how far do you think that isolation will go. you know well i mean australia has just recently announced that the new pacific foreign policy the pacific step up. but yeah at the moment it's a really fit that that starts in the region and given the geo political terrain we're now in it's really calling into question the so-called pacific step up and
you know it won't be any surprises that you pacific nations feel like they have a bit of a brain been trying to. all right we'll leave it there for now thank you so much for your thoughts on that norway says it will withdraw about $33000000.00 worth of protection subsidies for the amas and this follows germany's decision to hold money promise for forest protection in brazil both countries say present higher balls than are as right wing government isn't committed to fighting deforestation both scenarios criticized them saying they should focus on their own environmental problems so they to start from brazil space research institute indicators surgeon deforestation in the amazon in the last quarter. nasa scientists and engineers are flying over greenland tracking melting ice that's been accelerating during the past decade this summer has seen 2 of the biggest melts yet scientists say warmer and wars are are eating away at greenland causing it to lose
billions of tons of ice daily in the summer. we're literally watching the greenland ice sheet disappear right before our very. different having an impact all around the planet we all share one ocean though a 1000000000 tons of i thought you phrase it was all about the world by now this is happening today and the question is how bad is it going to happen if you're still ahead on al-jazeera pakistani and indian forces exchanged fire across the line of control dividing the disputed region of kashmir deaths reported on both sides. had some good news across southern sections of the united states the heat is that in place beginning to ease now still pretty warm but not as hot as it was showing
up out of thunderstorms as well or the same on friday but this 38 in dallas is still very hot but least not feeling asshole it as it has been what we will have there is some very heavy rains the thunderstorms pushing across much of florida out tools the west we got a very nice 23 celsius and san francisco they will have 20 and then you know to say this line of blue this is actually rain and thunderstorms tied to a front which is actually working its way south was not some cooler air behind as me what head of that moist and hot so along here along this line we could get some pretty strong thunderstorms and there is the risk there of some tornadoes developing as well further to the south looked about across much of the caribbean these are the thunderstorms but largely dry. the rain though is particularly heavy again through much of panama on towards costa rica as we go through friday and then through saturday those rains really expanding further on tools guatemala and also into much of the yucatan peninsula so 30 turn calls a mile we could arsons get the thunderstorms 25 inmates go city similar sort of
story even some rain showers and ivana with a high there of 33. it looks ugly it sounds ugly and scares people from america's high streets to mexico's on the wilds we control just this side and who controls the other side people in power follows the smuggling route and test the ease of acquiring untraceable weapons on american soil the weapon that was designed for war and it took you about 5 minutes to buy at least america's guns arming mexico's cartel on al jazeera congressman are you interested in stopping crime.
or go back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap the headlines israel has banned 2 prominent us democratic congresswoman from entering the country because of what it's described as their boycotts activities against israel. and had planned to visit israel and the occupied palestinian territories this weekend and iranian oil tankers seized off the coast of gibraltar by british marines has been cleared to set to sail again it was captured last month after being accused of violating e.u. sanctions by shipping all to syria the u.s. has asked for the detention to be extended. a pacific island national leader was reportedly in tears as climate change was debated as a regional meeting the talks fell far short of what many hoped for australia push
back against calls for greater action the talks took nearly 12 hours eventually reaching a reluctant to. so that is main opposition alliance has nominated abdullah to be the interim prime minister he's an economist who's worked with the african development bank and the united nations the nomination is the 1st step towards the creation of a transitional government after long time president armorel bashir was overthrown in a military coup in april there have been months of protests and political turmoil as negotiations between the military jointer and the opposition alliance dragged on. in the yeomen hold the modest mian we want to officially announced our forces of freedom and change alliances prime ministerial candidate dr abdullah look he will have to consult with the year 50 to choose his cabinet. william lawrence is a professor of political science at george washington university's elliott school
of international affairs he says a dollar one dollar is the right person for the job. he's got a impeccable international credit. he's well connected at the african union at the at the world bank and i.m.f. and at the un and so to get sudan back integrated into the international financial institutions in you know international economy he is good he also has revolutionary democratic credentials he was forced out of the ministry of finance in 1981 bashir came to power he famously turned down an offer to be minister of finance in 2017 and is appreciated by the pro-democracy activists so it seems that he has a lot of pieces of the puzzle that will come together you know with the right skills at the right time and economically one of the big problems for him will be the level of corruption in the country and the way in which the economy is built
around the former cronies of the former president and all of that still in place in addition it's an additional military council set things up in a way that it seems there's a certain degree of immunity going forward at least for those who participated in the t.m.c. and who are name to those ministries in position to position of power so even though we are supposed to have investigations going forward it's unclear how much power the prime minister will have in order to reign in the you know the excesses of the former regime fighting is broken out across the line of control that divides the disputed region of kashmir with pakistani and indian forces exchanging gunfire pakistan says 3 of its soldiers and 5 indian troops were killed as india denies any fatalities among its forces so has been following that story from those offered a body in pakistan administered kashmir. pakistan's military has confirmed that 3
of its soldiers died in what it calls unprovoked shelling from the indian side on the line of control the dividing line which separates pakistan and india pakistan and india have been ratcheting up tensions in the war of words since there are more these government decided to revoke the special status of the region of kashmir and a military saying that not just a soldiers but civilians have also been caught up in the crossfire a number of them have been killed houses have been damaged as well as vehicles and this is happening as pakistan's prime minister visited by the standard minister kashmir just 24 hours ago saying that pakistan has intelligence that india is planning something he did not elaborate what it was but he referred to what happened in february where there was an attack an indian side and india blamed that on pakistan this is happening obviously the backdrop of india's independence day on the 15th of august pakistanis are marking it as a black the across the country there have been protests inside pakistan and outside
of pakistan as well where pakistani leaders have gone to high commissions and embassies of india one of one such large protest happened in london where the advisor to the prime minister also went the reason was that he told media that he wants to highlight the human rights violations that are being committed on the indian side of the border because it has been 12 days that india has not lifted its blockade on the kashmiri people pakistan insisting that 12000000 kashmiris are being held hostage by indian forces where they're not allowing any movement any congregation or basic telephone and internet services. the view from new delhi now with. the indian government is not here to officially responded to the news of ceasefire violations however one indian news agency has called it an unnamed indian official and said that a cease fire violation occurred box on my limited the ceasefire across the line of
control in the sector in general in mr bush meet the agency adds that the official has stalled the agency that 3 pakistani soldiers were killed as the indian army retaliated but denied the killing of 5 indian soldiers if 5 indian soldiers have been killed there are some cities the indian officials would have to respond and this could possibly be an escalation to what we are witnessing in the region right now and that is tensions between india and pakistan to quite high level all the countries have been in high alert since the indian government decided to abrogate section $370.00 which is a special status that the state of jammu and kashmir had and gave it a certain autonomy. a 2nd trial has begun in el salvador for a homicide case that strong international attention evil and hernandez who was raped delivered her stillborn baby in a public toilet saying she was unaware she was pregnant the infant's body was found
in a septic tank. jail sentence was overturned by the supreme court which ordered a new trial of salvador has highly restrictive abortion laws and women who have miscarriages are often accused of murder as temperatures soar along the u.s. mexican border asylum seekers face greater risks as they try to enter the u.s. in remote areas critics of president donald trump's hardline border policy say they're pushing my room's into making a more dangerous journey i do joe castro reports from antelope wells in new mexico . sand rocks and vast emptiness that she while one desert in the u.s. state of new mexico stretches hundreds of kilometers this is where groups of hundreds of migrants mostly families from central america have chosen to surrender themselves to the u.s. border patrol the question is why is a growing number of people choosing to cross in this hot and barren place last
december a 7 year old girl died after journeying here more than 3000 kilometers with her father from what amala she was in u.s. border patrol custody her body temperature was more than 41 degrees it was a horrible thing that never should have had. if the people hadn't been forced into the desert it would never michael sims works at the general store in the nearby town of had cheetah he says the u.s. border wall that guards urban areas and the greater number of border agents there lead migrants to cross in more remote places even so he says the migrants cause no trouble here he says trump calling this an invasion is wrong there was no invasion of people a lot of people say they came quietly they came. honestly is obviously is a good a few blocks away but neither and bob dens lawyers say they are worried about the
number of people crossing so close to their homes everybody in those large groups who don't know how many of them are criminals are part of the cartel coming through and trying to be part of a group to get into the country the married couple says like most americans who live in this politically conservative town they support trump's border policies so i feel his he's doing the best job he can do with what he's had to work with this is an ongoing problem that's been here for for years as the desert heat soars the number of migrants crossing the u.s. southern border. there has dropped to 72000 in july that's still much higher than previous years and the fear is more people will die in the attempt castro al-jazeera antelope wells new mexico. now every organ tango comes home to the city where it was born by many say sol still lives the best dancers from around
the world of africa tango world cup that puts on his dancing shoes and one of cyrus . they say that tango is more than just a dance. but if you let the spirit of tango take you it will help you to better mill yourself and your partner. in a close embrace in this music we can really explain without words what they're feeling. and sometimes really really deep what we can describe with the words. it was developed in one of cyrus by 19th century immigrants mostly men dancing with men developing their fight moves in the slums of the emerging city. they grew throughout the 20th century in popularity and respectability to become the swirling sequined art form it is today now danced around the world and every
year the world's best dancers return to reacquaint themselves with the hope of tango. tango soul lives around the world because tango ease universal which is one of the most important things it has achieved in its history the possibility that the whole world can dance it. the world cup has 2 categories traditional tango which is improvise with the dancers not knowing what music will have to work with. and choreographed stage tango no support of the. among the thousands of arjun times both young and old that the essence of tango is still alive and thriving. to her father a tango singer. in 3 minutes there's a connection between a man and a woman that takes a. from the moment the tango is danced with the feet but it's filled in the hot.
on a teacher's classes to foreign tourists who will be guard by a dark which is long provided the soundtrack to life in argentina. i believe it's in our d.n.a. it's the way we live the way we live and what we feel it's not to do with whether you're a good dancer or can sing or play an instrument it's to do with being born here and living here they say that everybody is able to learn tango perhaps with some exceptions. every year tango comes home and that here in argentina it never really goes away. when there are 201 osiris. and let's take you through some of our headlines now israel has banned 2 prominent u.s. democratic congresswoman from entering the country because of what it describes as their boycott activities against israel. and russia the flyby plan to visit israel
in the occupied palestinian territories this weekend israel's move came quickly after u.s. president donald trump had tweeted saying it would have shown great weakness if israel allowed the women in he also reiterated his stance a few hours ago they are very anti jewish and they're very anti israel i think it's disgraceful the things they've said you have a list server this isn't just a one line mistake what they've said about israel and jewish people is a horrible thing and they've become the face of the democratic party so i did absolutely put out a very strong save and i think if you look at their language if you look at what they've said if i ever said it it would be it would be our horrible it would be our above month. to put it mildly so the things that they've said oh my are really what they've said is disgraceful so i can't imagine why israel would let them in
but if they want to let them in they can but i can't imagine why they would do it after making those comments held his 9th campaign rally of the year this time in new hampshire we lost the state hillary clinton the 2016 election. the prime minister of tommo was reportedly in tears as climate change was debated as a meeting of regional leaders the talks fell far short of what the smaller island nations hoped for australia push back against calls for greater action. fighting is broken out across the line of control that divides the disputed region of kashmir pakistan says 3 of its soldiers and 5 indian troops were killed india denies any fatalities among its forces and rein in all tank seized off the coast of gibraltar by british marines has been cleared to sail again it's people in power now
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everywhere. there were 3 know that. you're controlling the. june 2007 efraim given rolly a 21 year old arms dealer from miami beach is negotiating a $300000000.00 ammunition for the u.s. plan to go on. his albanian contact caused attributes is secretly recording the conversation he wants to prove to vote he knows that the seller has links with organized crime. problem i don't have a choice the u.s.
government or. the united states needs weapons for its allies in the wars in afghanistan and iraq. the guns must be clashing across and other soviet style weapons it's what its allies are used to. its speed is of the essence. a year after the coup with give the rolly. tribute sky is dead many believe the albanian mafia has silenced him to stop him from speaking about the pentagon deal gone bad. rise to a scandal that was supposed to change how the american government lies weapons to its allies overseas but the question is has it we set out to investigate just how all these weapons find their way into some of the most fragile states on.
this is david peck who's he used to be did rowley's business partner the story of how the 2 young amateurs from miami beach turned into international brokers was so incredible that it became a hollywood blockbuster. they supplied the pentagon with 40 year old chinese ammunition that was stored in albania aboard really any business with us but what works with the chinese weapons were under us sanctions so they repackaged the ammo to hide its origin. in 20 lesson after new york times expose a different oh you went to jail but the crews got away with house of mist. so you guys didn't really have a background in that you were just 2 young guys in their twenty's why did you get contracts to supply arms and you mean why did they give us the contract. well they gave us the contracts probably because we were very very competitive we were what
they called the best value to the government. who says the would oaks movie fail to tell the whole story he insists the pentagon knew all along that he and his partner was supplying sanction chinese ammunition. his claim supported by documents that surfaced in court. they kept on taking deliveries i think like 3 deliveries a week of full aircraft loads of ammunition for like 4 or 5 months after they found out it was chinese. who says the pentagon was happy with the arrangements until the media got hold of the story how important was it for the u.s. army to get quick supplies operational necessity is a term that the military used when they wanted to say that they got to get this done one way or another and that meant that they were willing to overlook certain procedures and rules and safeguards that the administration had put in place. says
it's this operational necessity that drives the u.s. government to employ private companies it allows them to be one step removed because a lot of these suppliers in central europe. the eastern bloc may not have great reputations they may have supplied other people you know that have committed atrocities if they only deal with us companies who go out and then do their own deals and then the us government could wash their hands and say well we didn't know where it was coming from fast forward to 2015. americans supporting another war in the middle east but in syria it's supplying arms to rebels not 2 state forces. again the weapons us soviet style easy to use and so common in the region they're hard to trace if something goes wrong. when
i so controlled territory expands u.s. supplies stepped up. i'm pleased that congress has now voted to support a key element of our strategy a plan to train and equip the opposition in syria so they can help push back these terrorists this is exclusive footage of what one of the pentagon secretive projects looked like. again the u.s. government uses private companies to train its allies we're going to examine the outside. these men are highly experienced new fighters mike doherty and francis no we. they were in bulgaria to train on subject sell weapons that would be supplied to syrian rebels it seemed like a straightforward mission. but it would cost nobody you his life. my friends is no we you is survived by his wife and 2 young children.
yes i'm giuliana she has agreed to meet us. we're joined by mike doherty knew we was training. he was present when no we was killed. i was about 5 or 6 feet away and as he approached the launcher he literally raised the round and as soon as you started to slide it in and it detonated. and that's when everything just went white for me and died instantly read all the stuff errant way i was thrown into a concrete wall and you know the blast effect threw me back down against the ground and my hand was split down here and hanging in the other hand was had a big chunk of metal and then i just remember looking up and i saw our other colleague and his hand was hanging and his arm was use shattered or just tore up i started to to flip myself over to crawl and i start crawling towards him
and i passed. the multi-million dollar pentagon contract to train and equip it was received by a company called purple shovel but it seemed to be insufficiently prepared for the task. and mike say there were problems right from the start of warning a contract happened very quick and there were a lot of things that we we questioned why are we not doing medical why are we not doing threat brief some things like that it felt very rushed i remember francis saying that it just crashed and we really didn't understand the scope of what we were getting into. mike tells us the official investigation into what exactly happened in bulgaria seems to have stalled. it's still not clear what caused the
missile launch a 2 mile function. did the u.s. government's urgency to supply weapons mean safety procedures were ignored once more there wasn't until i would say over a year later that we learned that the ammunition was over 30 years old and over the last 30 to 40 years where was a stored what were the conditions during that storage and were they doing the right things to ensure that it was properly taken care of and that we don't know my can as suing the company i would request to travel to an interview was declined the company continues to receive u.s. government contracts it seems like the government just wants to put layers over this contract. so people don't really know much about it so we can do things outside of the military that are maybe a little bit more shady and. meanwhile the convert supply of weapons from south eastern europe continues. observers have
noticed that a small airport in riyadh croatia has become a major hub for the flow of oh most to the rules of the middle east. we have come here. to find out what type of weapons are used by the us government and how they are transported. because. rocket launchers can spottable garion rather missiles you can spot mortar shells. yelena is a member of the balkan investigative reporting network together with the organized crime and corruption reporting project they have spent 2 years tracking the pentagon's secret weapon shipments into syria we have set up a joint investigation this one was produced in serbia it's ok our team of. upping the syrian battleground the u.s. government publishes information about federal contracts online. yelena and her
colleagues have used this database to calculate the u.s. government's expenditure on soviet style weapons. since 2015 until 2022 pending will spend or $2200000000.00 us dollars what do you know about the routes how weapons from balkan countries go to the middle east they go through turkey jordan. qatar and saudi arabia so that's all u.s. allies u.s. allies exactly exactly yelena had been investigating a plane they departed from riyadh the airport 5 days earlier which she believes carried weapons to the middle east. you can see tongue fight where there are the words that this plane took several town and you can see places such as r r ion and kata exactly and also to has flights number marked which is very specific for the
planes that are actually transporting military goods. this is footage of the plane yelena tracked it has been loaded with crates at least 20 u.s. military flights have left this airport in the past 6 months. and when we arrive at the airport we to see a play pool. this is one of the busiest airports when it comes to playing such as this one. is from the same airline yelena had been investigating various really is pretty nuts it's just in the middle of a traffic junction. they are about to take all. their weapons there their problem. there is this huge fights that are happening it's running a little they need war there though.