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agreed upon that broadhead is government which the oath is then reneged on with weapons and seize the capital until the un believes that democracy is worth fighting for it's worth sending troops it's worth ousting the whole fees and force it into agreement then we'll have a free for all in yemen and the strongest will win this it's a stalemate yemen is renowned abdulnasser went into yemen in the fifty's and sixty's the egyptian army at the time was the most powerful in the region they were defeated in 2009 he wanted to show off to become king his father was a crown prince at the time the whole thing is annihilated him in the in northern yemen no one goes into yemen to fight it because they know that the yemeni tribes who fees in the history they've had with qatar saudi iran and the u.a.e. it's incredible they always there are like the alliance is always shifting yemen is a quagmire saudi didn't want to get involved in the 1st place the u.a.e. saw an opportunity to control of the ports iran is using yemen just to poke saudi they're not really interested in taking over yemen either and who is believe finally our time has come from the 60s we've been fighting to try to become the main power this is our golden chance and the sudden separatists are saying 94 we
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lost the war yemen became united we want to be our own independent state all our resources are going north so these all these all these very different agendas because the national dialogue that brought everybody together for the 1st time is not being supported by the un this is why we have a free for all and this is where until the u.n. adjust its approach yemen will continue to be a stalemate. how mass says they cleared a state of alert after 3 police officers were killed in 2 separate suicide attacks isis fighters and sympathizers are being blamed mass arrests have taken place as a mass says it will not tolerate attempts to the stabilize the territory from within harry force said reports from gaza. at a cemetery northeast of gaza city 2 hamas policemen killed in tuesday night's attacks abroad for burial in all 3 policemen were killed in 2 separate blasts hamas says gaza police chief was here to mourn his men and promised a strong reaction. we have made arrests and we are investigating people to
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assure good to anyone who could be responsible for the attacks but things are under control and the security status is good daily life is berta the horrible. garza's interior ministry says 2 suicide bombers carried out the coordinated attacks on 2 checkpoints 2 policemen were killed in a bystander injured in the 1st explosion the 3rd policeman died in the 2nd blast minutes later. by day police were back on duty where their colleagues had died reinforcements stationed on streets throughout the city amassed announcing a general alert brawly instability and violence the people of gaza have had to get used to in recent years these attacks are still sent a ripple ishant around the territory targeting the very institution that is supposed to provide internal security and right here in the heart of gaza city. the attacks are widely believed here to be the work of salafi groups with links to eisele in 2016 hamas agreed to help egypt in its fight against eisel fighters in
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the sinai peninsula restricting their movement across the egypt gaza border i believe that as we see further security coordination and cooperation between have our security services and egyptian security apparatuses it seems to me that we see further tension. it would have us and i so further bloodshed that would have us as we so saw it last night i don't think this is going to be the last incident this month has already seen increased instability with rockets fired into israel attempts by armed men to breach the border fence israeli airstrikes and artillery fire targeting gaza now a source of internal instability has been made fatally clear amasses insisting it will maintain security and punish those behind the attacks are a force it out to syria gaza. so to come on the program there are reports from the amazon where landowners and scientists are taking stock of the devastating fires
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and why health workers in the largest refugee camps say that they're struggling to provide enough care for women giving backs. hello there we have got not bad conditions here across in the southeast australia yes i do catherine it's been streaming across the great bite in the last few hours but it is taking the weather with it now it's not exactly warm but 13 celsius in adelaide 11 in melbourne and it should stay dry for the next couple of days sydney doesn't call it 12 degrees celsius not about day 30 in perth have had quite a warm couple of days but by friday the next front slice through brings the rain showers and slightly to time it a bit low as well it just 17 degrees celsius meanwhile sly sunshine in prison 21 degrees and again friday in sydney with a high of 40 fairly mixed into the south island of new zealand pretty good though
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in oakland for the next couple of days the system coming in across the tasman sea tends to linger there really so keep for a mostly offshore 16 degrees in christchurch on thursday maybe with a shower and then dry and clearer as we head into friday cooler the 11 degrees out best for you in christchurch that we have tools japan we have had some torrential rain showers for the last several days across much of the west of japan and particular but also this is an image of from that this is the saga prefecture and there is a lot of water as you can save we've had mudslides and landslides 2 people have died people had to be evacuated and the rain stays in the poor calls the same friday by then heavy across into. legally prescribe for the pain relief of the sick but taken in. life threatening doses by millions in search of a fix. huge illegal shipments of the opioid tramadol are flawed because the.
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people in power goes to nigeria to investigate the devastating addiction epidemic that is even fueling the book and search. west africa's opioid crisis on. time now for a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera u.k. prime minister boris johnson is moved to suspend parliament for 5 weeks ahead of the oktober 31st rex's deadline it means political opponents have limited time to try to stop person from crashing out of the e.u. without a deal yemen's un recognized government says it's now in control of
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a then after a brief offensive against u.a.e. backed southern separatists the port city had been seized by the fighters 2 weeks ago and hamas says the cleared a state of alert in gaza for 3 police officers were killed in 2 separate suicide attacks last arrests have taken place and i saw fighters and sympathizers are being . hong kong protesters every turn to the streets for the 12th straight week thousands of people dressed in black took part in the sit in to condemn alleged police sexual abuse against female demonstrators rallies in hong kong began in may fall against a controversial extradition bill but quickly grew into a wider pro-democracy. well elsewhere in hong kong hundreds of protesters have turned their anger towards the airline cathay pacific they say the company's decision to fire members of staff for supporting the anti-government protests is creating a climate of fear and though the general strike has been called for next week when
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have reports now from hong kong. it's a sensitive time in hong kong and being seen at a protest could cost you your job. the focus of this small rally was cathay pacific the airline is the most high profile case of what these people believe is increasing interference by china in hong kong workplaces harm congress and is now facing is a year from china from the china now the moon and hong kong government on that she cannot even express them or not feel it in their own social media have a. civil cathay pacific employees have been fired for making social media posts in support of the anti government protests all for attending rallies cathay pacific is a publicly listed company but one of its major shareholders is it china which is owned by the chinese government's some staff have resigned from the company in protest like politician and pilot jeremy tam this cut off you know interference
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from the belgian government just change it completely and everybody a fear of you know being put under the spotlight it's not just cathay pacific that's coming under pressure from beijing there's a wider atmosphere creeping into the hong kong corporate world that if you want to continue doing business with china then you should distance yourself and your star from the protests last week it was the turn of accountants to take to the streets to reject interference from beijing staff from major firms like. lloyd had earlier taken out a newspaper ad criticizing the companies for ignoring hong kong people and the reasons for the protests after pressure from beijing the company's released statements distancing themselves from the air cathay pacific declined al-jazeera as requests for an interview but the reason given for the action against staff is security chinese aviation or 30 say they won't allow cathay flights. wintered there
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is space if operated by anyone who has participated in all supported protests affect that kathy's aircraft. don't need to fly into china in space that china's entitled to all ask them to live by their rules as wow far as we are concerned we totally support of freedom of. freedom of opinion continues to be expressed on the streets but in the workplace it's becoming increasingly difficult when hey al-jazeera hong kong. health workers in the world's largest refugee camp say that they're struggling to provide adequate care for the number of women giving birth where that 100 babies are born every day ignoring a refugee camps in southeastern bangladesh hundreds of thousands of working go are living there after fleeing violence in myanmar in the past 2 years stephanie decker visited they took up our long camp in cox's bazaar.
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he's not even 3 days old and yet life is already stacked against him like all the other babies here he will have no birth certificate and no citizenship. the mother is looked dazed almost absent the fan does little to ease the stifling humidity but the fact that these ringer mothers have come to deliver their babies in one of the camps clinics is a small victory bellmen telling dozens that they don't come to work in there are liberal. in the campus and then become the poor families and they're basically don't come to us. the majority of women here are giving birth in their bamboo huts often with the help of a reading a midwife it is their traditional way that's what bashara did at 29 years old this is her 8th child. i was in a lot of pain while giving birth it took or night my child was born i wasn't able
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to go to any clinic i didn't have the number also i couldn't walk so how could i get. there is little chance of getting to a clinic here at night the campus unlit and you have to navigate narrow alleyways before you get to any kind of main road it's worrying the health workers here i'm presently gobbles they've been very and hygienic conditions and don't come for health checkups even if we try to convince them that's why infection spread and leads to infants developing a lot of complications mothers end up developing attempts and pregnancy induced hypertension and diabetes. aside from the health risks it also means a growing population a growing refugee population that bangladesh says it won't host forever and me and mark clearly doesn't want back more than 100 babies are born into these camps every day now that amounts to around $35000.00 new lives every year more than half of
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bangladesh's rangar population are children it does make you question what kind of future do they face there are basic learning centers here for the younger ones but no formal education and for the teenagers there isn't much to do there is no education for them they can't leave the camp to find jobs spending time here it really is striking how many children there are lives on hold before they've even begun stephanie decker al-jazeera could have a long campaign southeastern bangladesh. funding for the prevention and control of fires in the amazon rain forest as dropped by nearly a quarter on the brazil's president. that's according to the voices news agency also that has said the country will only accept international aid to help fight fires in the amazon if it can control how the money is used the amazon plays a crucial role in controlling the world's climate but the recent fires have shown
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just are vulnerable it is found out in the state of. these are the images brazil's president. does not want you can see. he says the fires that have been affecting the amazonia region happened in there for rested areas but this place proves him wrong this is a father the national park in the state of much the little east 30000 years of could touch. the problem now is that 11 percent of it has been devastated by the fire but the government has banned members of brazil's environmental agency from talking to the press or graeme them access to locations like this one. has been living here for over 30 years he says this is the 1st time this area has been affected by fire. i don't know why but there are branches nearby maybe the
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fire came from the air what's behind it is the attempt by a group is nice to grow soya bean it's very sad because this place is filled with life they want to turn the forest into money you no matter what gets in the way many you fear the precedent words when he insists he wants to open up the amazons for business this area is known as the doorstep of amazonian the whole region includes 7 states in brazil the fires are still ongoing i'm not sure if you can see but there's some smoke right over there been a little muddy mourn has been studying the rain. forest for years he says amazonia needs to be protected this tree like this. this size this trunk we have tons of carbon dioxide is storage into this street is this act as a few tiring of excessive crumble by oxide from that the most for this. isn't
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for us. compensate all the emissions of latin america the monsoon is brazil's culture of death arrest in the region needs to change because we have a disco to slosh i'm born to create new year areas for agriculture for pastures to produce meat and to produce so i've been discovered sure we have to change this culture because slash and burn is a very primitive form to use the land each time the forest burns it loses its capacity to absorb the carbon dioxide blamed for global warming thousands of actors of forest have already been devastated for now it seems the force of nature will endure the question is for how long did he said war as jessica shaped by the only more days brazil. of all kenya and italy has adopted sending plumes of smoke and ash thousands of meters into the sky tourists and residents were sent running for
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cover when the volcano on the island of strong police southeast of naples erupted there were no reports of injuries helicopters were used to extinguish spot fires sparked by the lava. that probable storm dorian has been upgraded to a hurricane and remains on course for a direct hit with puerto rico people in the u.s. territory have been stockpiling goods and boarding up homes many are still recovering from hurricane maria 2 years ago. the teenage activist greater simberg has been greeted by well wishers as she sailed in. to new york harbor of the cross and be a plant think in an emissions free yacht the 16 year old left the british port of plymouth 2 weeks ago to be in new york for a united nations climate summit next month so berg's journey was aimed at minimizing the carbon footprint of her trouble. it is insane that a 60 you'll have to cross the atlantic ocean to make
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a stand and 2 and. this of course is not something that i want everyone to do the climate an ecological crisis is over global crisis the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced and if we don't manage to work together to cooperate and to to work together despite our differences then we will fail so we need to to stand together and support each other and and to take action much more in time everything else that we have been covering on our website there it is the address al jazeera dot com. now a quick reminder of the headlines u.k. opposition politicians say a constitutional cool is under way after the prime minister barak's johnson move to
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suspend parliament for 5 weeks ahead of the breck said that line protests against a decision have been held outside parliament in london it means johnson's political opponents have very little time to push through any legislation stopping the u.k. from crashing out of the european union without a deal the queen approved a suspension earlier which will be the longest period that parliament doesn't set since 1945 if you look at what we're doing we're bringing forward a new list of program across hospitals and making sure that we have the education funding that we need and there will be ample time on both sides of that crucial october the 17th summit ample time in parliament for m.p.'s to debate the e.u. debate breaks and all the other issues ample time. yemen's un recognized government says it's now in control of aden after a brief offensive against you a back southern separatists it recaptured the port city from the separatist forces
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2 weeks after it lost control of it earlier all flights at the airport were suspended and workers were evacuated due to fighting the u.n. says at least 40 people have been killed in several days of this fuse and hundreds more have been injured how mass has declared a state of alert in gaza after 3 police officers were killed in 2 separate suicide attacks i saw fighters and sympathizers of being blamed mass arrests have taken place as hamas says it will not tolerate attempts to destabilize the territory from within italy looks set to have a new government after a breakthrough in coalition talks the head of the opposition democratic party says that he is ready to govern with the 5 star movement we call it soon get 8 he says his party will accept the 5 star candid it. for prime minister once again italian president said you meant that it has summoned the outgoing call him to for a meeting on thursday morning signaling that he is likely to receive
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a mandate to try and form a government those are the headlines stay with us people in power at west africa's opioid crisis is up next more news in half an hour see you tomorrow. in afghanistan the taliban is renowned for its violent repression of women now a new deal with the u.s. could see the group return to power one o one a stint best to gates of afghan women who paid the price the pace on al-jazeera. west africa is battling an opioid abuse trust medicine such as tramadol legally prescribed by doctors for pain relief but taken in like threatening texts by millions in search for the sakes already stripped of its. people and power has been to nigeria to investigate and out of the drug smuggling trade and abused widespread
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corruption and the follows islamist traffic and the appalling health consequences for those in its grip. ringback they're going to stay ringback in the midst of the worst drug addiction f.e.m.a. and it's barely a week goes by without spring international reports like these documents in america's opioid crisis. the u.s. is not the only country facing such a predicament really. lagos nigeria is africa's largest city in the country with the biggest population on the continent over 200000000 people. the city is overcrowded polluted and poverty stricken.
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and adding to its woes its suffering its wide scale and growing opioid addiction epidemic. list if you think this if you do need to take time i don't feel like you haven't yet tramadol a lifesaving opioid painkiller is also being abused on a massive scale by all sectors of society a little too cool for. this regulates of the other opioid painkillers like. a drug which has been implicated in more than 400000 deaths in the u.s. since 2000 tramadol is less dangerous than oxycodone it's no less addictive according to a new study by the mayo clinic a prestigious us medical center the key findings our study which was looking at the effect of tramadol on long term dependence in patients from acute sort of pain was
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the patients who received tramadol actually to our surprise i did not have lower rates of long term opioid use but actually had slightly higher rates of going on to long term opioid use tramadol is currently a schedule for opioids versus other opioids like oxy caught on or schedule 2 meaning that the government considers those at higher risk of abuse and long term dependence however we found is in fact really tramadol is not actually any lower interest rate of abuse for long term dependence the epidemic isn't just confined to lagos it's infected the into. high country. the united nations drugs and crime. released the results of nigeria's illicit drug use. what we found is really of concern of grave concern when we're talking about a non-medical use of tramadol as roughly almost 5000000 users over the past 12 months and the tendency appears to be rising poverty unemployment desperation of
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people and their living situations is one of the drivers a lot of people seem to be using it associated with hard manual labor with sex work for a sex worker. eases her ability to submit to a client's more extreme demands she calls the drug by the street name. you. know well. i don't like it when you. do. meaning. something is supposed to. help. you know. 50. 50. and if you're not using it will be.
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ok. and most other abuses by an illegal and highly dangerous version of the drug legally produced with the legal search has around 50 or 100 milligrams tap that is being used widely for pain therapy it is really for a large part of the population the only pain medication often available when we're talking about abuse great tramadol. we're talking about. significantly over a. 100 milligram what we have seen in seizures up to 225 milligrams and what we have heard in the reports of drug use. people mentioned even up 240-2500 taps. spoke to us on condition we had. from a stable middle class family and works as the sheriff who have the water down. on
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the ground. to feed the family wants to. see. each pull costs 300. a pull that's more than double the strength of legally available. to much of. my friends. it's abuse i go. because of drugs so where does this abuse tramadol come from that is being produced both legally as well as that is produced specifically for the non-medical use is being produced in. officially or in. tory's it is reaching
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nigeria primarily by sea it's entering through 2 major ports of lagos as well. this begs the question. of nigeria how does it get so widely distributed across the country. to interview the lagos drug dealer he agreed to be filmed as we didn't show his face. his business consists of a. in a suitcase full of with legal drugs. the tramadol he keeps out of sight i'm not putting terminal in sandy hook and just heading to tom i don't know but sometimes. to determine. most of his clients are young men. when he moves because. i don't know just guys we're. also sells to women. bank town and on the phone and then. when the waiting staff
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were told we were to do cool foods to meet i'm selling time on the left sometimes that's wrong turn the week a significant amount for a street below where we wanted to know does he get them from his peak became his and us ending on talks to us in secret in did not knowing even though you go to town on those 3 huntingdon unclear at this point he became wary and wouldn't tell us anything more about a supplier as we put this question to you n.r.d.c. we need to be very honest we know relatively little about the criminal networks being involved how well they are organized how large they are. there's about 7 or 8 different nationalities that have been identified the other issue that suggests a certain level of sophistication is to mere size of the individual seizures some
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of these seizures allegedly are reaching several tons dozens of talls which really suggests like a relatively sophisticated process. to find out more about such seizures we arranged a visit to a pop nigeria's largest and busiest port. in 2018 customs and other authorities seized 41 containers of illegal tramadol here. a school to buy an armed convoy of cars. drug law enforcement officials that's what they came to show us today. program for. this. is from. $2800.00 seizures were a coup for the authorities the largest single seizure involved $33.00 containers. they claimed 198000000000. $550000000.00 u.s.
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dollars. with such massive sums of money involved we want to know how many perpetrators had been brought to book. many people who have imported. the. i can do speak for this time. the. investigation is going on on once is concluded prosecuted. but in the past they have been. coming with what is one of. the national drug agency or india later told us that in the last 2 years only 5 people have been charged in relation to the seizures the prosecution is the still in process and to date no one's been convicted. we asked the commander about
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allegations of corruption at the port. is not an issue because he walked in for like yes i don't think this issue. but the events which unfolded soon after seemed to indicate otherwise we phoned the customs official handing off a box of try. to a port worker. then we captured boxes of the drug being thrown over the fanes how did you do finally as we were leaving the paperwork was the rest of the knowledge would be for stealing tramadol we try to film that too. many hundreds. of the words. of the words why you tell me the.
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amount. you. know. it is not that big. of. customs did take it seriously foaming that is we were detained and pressured to delete our footage of the erased. in the end though they let us go and official later confirmed that the arista pool worker had stolen the tramadol. but the ports of lagos are just the start of the problem next we travel to my degree in the north east of nigeria the city was once the headquarters of. the islamic state franchise terrorizing this part of the country since 2009. the group which has been fighting no jury and military forces attacking schools in the clue.


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