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so if the past and the confines of the press. the dance of the witness documentary on al-jazeera. this is this opportunity to lead a very different way where there are people who don't believe. this is 0. and i missed on the attack and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes the political future of israel's longest serving prime minister is up in the air as election exit polls show him trailing his challenger benny gantz. oil prices fall after saudi arabia says production will return to normal by the end of september despite
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a saturday's attacks. dozens of people are killed and 2 blasts in afghanistan including one that targeted the president's campaign rally. and anger on the streets of haiti protesters demanding the prime minister step down as the country faces fuel shortages. well now the 2 main parties in israel are neck and neck after a 2nd general election in just over 6 months that's according to the exit polls former military chief benny gantz is a blue and white party has only away 5th in lead over prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it could party but neither of them has claimed victory nor conceded defeat official results are yet to be announced netanyahu called the unprecedented rerun when he failed to form a coalition off to a general election in april well the channel 12 preliminary exit poll is giving netanyahu is a could party 33 seats and dances blue in my lines 34 now both are well short of
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the 61 seats needed for a majority of the minority arab alliance that's the joint list is set to come in 3rd with 11 seats and predicted to be in 4th place is the man who could play kingmaker or indeed king breaker avigdor lieberman heads up the far right he has railed the 10 no party that's predicted to win 8 to 10 seats well dan says he's open to a possible national unity government you my friends. the change. you are the change. that's come out. we. thank you so so. we have to be patient and wait for the things to happen. our correspondent how to handle him need was there the blue and white party headquarters in tel aviv. certainly
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a more cautious and tone used by benny gantz this time around he stopped short of calling victory he did say very clearly that one must wait for the final results that should come out. on wednesday but many and the message really coming out from the other leaders of the blue and white. joint list is that israelis this time around to have voted against the politic of the politics of division of politics corruption so clearly pointing the finger at his arch rival benjamin netanyahu that said even if he if he wins over the likud party. and the task is very complicated he needs to try to form a coalition government or maybe he has to he. try to form
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a national unity government the 1st step will be to wait for the final result and there will be a meeting with israeli president rivlin who should be tasking benny gantz. government he could also decide to actually go for the national unity government in that case he would be probably also benjamin netanyahu and that's where the problem could arise simply because benny gantz made it very clear throughout this campaign and the previous campaign that he would never be in the same government as benjamin netanyahu. despite failing to come close to that majority. remains defiant it's better solution. than to lose the country. we have stood together in unity. and we will stand together. in
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front of us to the sea to the states of israel. and our correspondent harry force that was there at netanya his likud party headquarters and head of eve. all the german and you know is leaving the stage now having made a speech of defiance a speech way talks about negotiating towards a strong zionist government one which would not be made up he said of arabs he continues his very consistent and in some courses extremely troubling speech that he's been making for several days now about the french listed in a high arab turnout and involvements in policies really politicians in the future government of israel but what he didn't mention was the fact that according to the numbers so far he doesn't have the kind of mandate which would allow him to dictate terms any
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doubts leader of the food my party has made it clear that while he too is waiting for the final numbers he feels that israel has voted for a change here as soon as his body is to assume that they will be given the 1st opportunity to try to go see a coalition government neither side has things done to appear to have fully full proof mandate that you need at least 61 seats in the israeli nashat of 120 seats to guarantee the ability to govern a lot depends now both on the israeli president reagan rivlin who he gives out 1st opportunity to answer to the arab joint list parties led by iman or day as to whether they will get some kind of tacit or even more enthusiastic support to potential benny gantz government hands it depends on having to leave in the lead of the israel that any party cannot be pulled out of the coalition jets at the last minute back in may to stymie listen you know is it time to govern really do so
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again there are all sorts of open questions as israel answers the next round of this fight to govern itself. senior political analyst melinda shara says that even the best outcome in this election will be bad for the palestinians. today's elections were basically araf random on prime minister netanyahu although he served 4 terms already but he's also been basically indicted by israel's general prosecutor or attorney general on a number of fraud cases but as an incumbent prime minister as an incumbent candidates he was able to pull a good number of alliances whether it is with president trump friendships with the likes of president putin and president modi of india and hence looking like a very presentable very very presidential prime minister if you will but yet because he committed to
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a narrow right wing coalition with the religious that angered a lot of secular israelis who basically a rallied around the blue and white party as well as the russian based party. so today israel basically is paralyzed between a rationalist religious camp and a secular religious camp that is of course part of a jewish collective the palestinians basically are left out of that and that's why many expect that next based on the exit poll there is no. real practical scenario other than a so-called national jewish unity government where the blue and white party if they are the leaders join likud in such a government perhaps with. britain or of. the lieberman now what that means is that prime minister netanyahu will have very little chance leading
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any such national if the government which also means he could probably end up in prison now that is a misfire israelis are concerned but what does this really mean for the palestinians who've been living under occupation for the last 5 plus decades many palestinians reckon that a national jewish unity government would probably put ject more threatening posture if you will 2 words then in the occupied territories so you could see that the sweetest scenario out of the israeli elections for the palestinians is terribly bitter and not last but not least of course the top administration has placed all its bets on prime minister netanyahu they've invested heavily on him the last 2 years the fact that he may not end up being the next prime minister that might. put a wrench in the whole so-called deal of the century for the next few weeks and
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months we've probably going to be in part trucked in negotiations among the parties and we might end up with basically more of the same right wing israeli policies with palestinian suffering on the other side of the wall and there's plenty more ahead on this news hour including can it is presidential election heads to a runoff pitting 2 political outsiders against each other. britain's highest court begins hearings to decide whether biased johnson broke the law and he shut down parliament for 5 weeks and titleholders liverpool have made a losing stock to be a champion for. defense roles here with that story. well crude oil prices have dropped by 5 percent after saudi arabia announced its restored 50 percent of the production which was cut following saturday's drone attacks riyadh says output will be fully restored by the end of this month now
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yemen 3 key rebels who are fighting a saudi led coalition claimed that attack on the around. but the u.s. has blamed iran charlotte ballasts reports. the men in charge of saudi arabia's energy sector briefed and braced for their 1st public statement since saturday's attacks. they crippled more than half of saudi arabia's oil production that's 5 percent of the world's daily output. this is. just. really with. on monday crude oil prices suffered their biggest single day jump in years but then fell again 24 hours later the saudi arabia reassured investors that output would return to normal by the end of the month to. me over the last 2 days the
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damage has been contained and more than half of the production capabilities that were damaged have been restored therefore the company will fulfill all of its commitments to clients during this month using oil reserves. saudi leaders weren't just on damage control for global markets but for their bottom line state oil giant to remco is preparing for an initial public offering and we think the i.p.o. would continue i sense we'd not going to stop any think this would make us even be friends when it comes to. taking become pany like. what's listen is who was behind the attacks and how they were paid who the rebels took responsibility as payback for the war in yemen. well again as we demand he keeps it taking saudi arabia with ballistic missiles and drones until the end of this oil supremacy that they have. but the u.s. and saudi arabia suspect iran is the true culprit certainly looking like around was
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behind these attacks. our intelligence community at this very hour is working diligently to review the evidence u.s. secretary of state might pompei or has been deployed to saudi arabia the state department said he will coordinate efforts to counter a rainy integration in the region. but the building of a regional coalition against iran began before he took off bahrain is just 100 kilometers from the facility that was attacked its crown prince made with u.s. defense secretary markets but in washington on tuesday iran has denied any involvement foreign minister job and zarif tweeted in defense of the who thinks the u.s. isn't upset when its allies mercilessly bombed babies in yemen for over 4 years with its arms and its military assistance but it is terribly upset when the victims react the only way they can against the graces or refineries. but for saudi
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arabia and the us any attack on the world's energy supply is a red line crossed they will not decide how to punish whoever they determine is the perpetrator charlotte dallas. let's speak to robert scott he is with the economic policy institute and he joins us now on skype from north potomac in the u.s. state of maryland mr scott we've seen a fairly large amount of volatility in the oil prices markets opens this last monday what's your take on how stable they are now. but actually i think given the disruption that we saw in saudi arabia the market response has been fairly limited to the price of crude oil went up to $5.00 or $6.00 a barrel and certainly it quickly has returned to its of its previous range between $55.00 and $60.00 within the past year has been as high as $73.00 so this is not a huge disruption in oil markets and i think this act that the president trying to
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test back doss some of his initial stress to respond aggressively against iran i think has been a key factor in the cooling of the oil markets while these attacks that we saw on the sas they have demonstrated the vulnerability of of the facilities that aramco and and we're hearing from the right they is that they're vowing more drone strikes what in your mind are the implications for the global economy and the oil price if there is another major disruption like this. what i think one destruction or 2. could be handled depending on how large they are that i think the larger question is whether or not the entire region abruption flames that are trumped up to go to war. in any way at all against iran or against. the rebels and yemen those are those are both potentially direct destabilize the region potentially by closing down the straits of hormuz then you would see all
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markets quickly i think could possibly double or triple in oil prices and you would see in the world economies that quickly into a deep recession well speaking of tensions in the region like pump aoe we'll be in saudi arabia today talking to the crown prince about iran who they've already accused all of these strikes how does the politics of all of this and these rising tensions in the gulf play out in the markets. well i think a trance initial reaction his gut instinct was to say he was locked and loaded for a response i think is 2nd reaction perhaps based on talking to his advisers was look this could easily push the economy into recession and in danger is reelection prospects he is up for re-election a year from now and a member of 2020. any kind of major disruption the world oil market puts that reelection at risk well they're already saying signs of a global without intent as well as
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a downturn as well in the us economy should people do you think be bracing for the west. i think to the economy is slowing so far economists but the odds of a recession and perhaps less than $5050.00. the federal reserve is acting to lower interest rates and i think you know the the so far there is nothing is going to push it in at least the u.s. economy into a downturn although it is low and you know the federal reserve says the gross will slow to perhaps a slows 1 point one percent in the 4th quarter this year that makes us very vulnerable to any further disruption because easily pushes in your obsession. with the economic policy institute thank you phil insights mr scott on out of there. thanks for having me. afghanistan has been hit by 2 bombings less than 2 weeks before a presidential election the taliban says it was behind the attacks which killed at
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least 46 people one blast targeted an election rally by president ashraf ghani bit he wasn't hurt and another ripped through a high security area in the capital reports from kabul. with a week and a half to go before the presidential election which the taliban has threatened to disrupt the group quickly claimed responsibility for both attacks. the 1st happened at a reelection campaign rally for president i swear afghani in part of the province the taliban says it suicide bomber was targeting special forces soldiers but as with previous attacks most of those killed and injured were civilians young a sudden only a man on the motorbike arrived in a huge explosion happened a lot of people heard a martir and that the attack will be a major concern for all the presidential candidates as they campaign across afghanistan in the coming days even more worrying for the orthorexic is here in
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kabul was the 2nd attack happening in what should be one of the most secure areas of the capital the taliban bomber managed to evade tight security surrounding the diplomatic area of the capital detonating explosives at an office of the ministry of defense then. i heard an explosion and then dust started rising from the side of the attack and there was gunfire i scaped body parts were spread everywhere it was confirmed the gunfire was actually warning shots from security forces trying to clear the area because they feared a secondary attack. as the countdown to election day continues the wider fear for the afghan government is keeping the security situation stable enough to allow voting to begin. robert bride al jazeera kabul haiti's capital a standstill as violent protests continue as a fuel shortages and
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a corruption scandal the president is also facing renewed calls to resign. reports. anger on the streets of haiti's capital already struggling with the weak economy these protestors are calling for an end to high fuel prices and shortages. during violent clashes with demonstrators police are accused of shooting and killing a man amid protests imported prince close by one of his relatives is overwhelmed with grief. days of protest have left the caribbean nation at a standstill roads have been blocked and some schools banks and government offices have closed their doors. and some. conditions and humane here in haiti the situation cannot continue fuel suppliers say haiti's government owes them about $100000000.00 they have refused to make deliveries until the debt is paid and
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a corruption scandal has made things worse auditors say the government investment about $2000000000.00 from a fund linked to a subsidized oil program for caribbean nations that money was meant to improve infrastructure education and health services $1.00 of the 1st good guesser that the president has plundered the country's economy and become richer by making last poor very demanding step down because if he continues the system will not change. over the past year corruption scandals have led to anti-government protests throughout haiti where the minimum wage is less than $3.00 a day despite the frustration president always has refused to go earlier this month the country's newly appointed prime minister address the crisis though. the government will focus on enforcing the justice system and public security ring forcing the laws of social equality it accelerating economic growth in order to
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generate employment protesters say the crisis is about more than fuel prices they say the demonstrations will continue until the president and his inner circle step down. cards feel the openness of the yuan al-jazeera. for more on this let's speak to male who is an economist and professor at his care university in haiti he's also author of the book haiti has chosen to become a poor country and he joins us now from port au prince professor male process began back in february was as we've been hearing around corruption issues but this latest round of demonstrations has been going to some weeks it's mainly a fuel shortage that's bringing so many people onto the streets again. exactly. with the full show there's a new location for people to put test and for are in the government actually to really be able ready to to meet ready the needs of the people and the problem.
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to. the full. is lord and to actually do. the full should be so that it is supposed to do and it doesn't have. been facing a lot of difficulties committees. to do the making to order to the previously super power will be all in place where the very easy to buy. rules for the money but not too hot or the money in the pocket to buy and it was so difficult for the government to fail so that i just had to give reasons like a work by the governments of the we come the nation and the shoes for the people and that actually makes a big big are forced to resign and so many by products of. the government. being the need to be taught by festering you know yourself an event
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which i print can you talk us through how to check the feel shortages now in terms of your inexperience on this. it's very difficult for me for everybody to really go our kitchens but this is is block but. the businesses are close mostly and local all those employers people can open those last 4 large small towns but they are taxi packed little small bus taxi so it's been a mom hour there's no. 4 for the for the food needs and it's like even less than 10 percent of what the market really rose to afford it only got to be well how much of this is about fuel and how much of it is about governance i mean obviously as you say the 2 into linked but in terms of what the protesters are actually demanding do you see an end to these protests anytime soon i'm of the
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government. promised the days we should have as far as we are waiting for that but. for for for ever just for probably 20 days they do the if you purchase for 20 days so that means up to 20 days if that are more money from the we're in new tax and all of that is going to be another problem for the government and for the people that's at sandman an economist and professor at university and port au prince thanks for being with us on out of there thank you. well 2 political outsiders have advanced into the next round of china's ias presidential election a run off as planned after sunday's vote failed to find an outright winner our stephanie deca has more from the capital. after almost 2 days of counting votes it's finally official there will be
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a presidential runoff almost. went. very strong candidates. completely vanished. the man with the most votes profession or of constitutional law and with no political party completely unknown before the 2011 revolution introduced into households izzie appeared on national television decipher in the constitution in classical arabic earning him the nickname robocop his challenger. immediate tycoon and philanthropist who's in prison facing charges of money laundering in tax evasion he's been far more involved in the political elites here recently splitting from the may need to his party and running on his own ticket other potential charges will affect his future remains unclear 45 percent of registered voters came out on sunday to cause their ballot the message a clear rejection of the political parties the dominated politics here since the
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2011 revolution society. let's have a new experience let him work people who came before him are not better and have anything i don't know much about. but it seems older people voted for him because he hopes the board. most tunisians we speak to say they either voted or will vote for it was that jimmy he is a university professor he specializes in constitutional law he understands what the powers and limits of every authority but in terms of administration he doesn't have experience political watchers say even though saeed was popular in the polls it's surprising how he managed to reach so many people we see him today becoming the frontrunner with no political party with no big electoral campaign with very little means. some say they didn't vote because the 24 candidates were too many to choose from and now that there are 2 clear options they will this is the time for
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political change in order for to newsier to look after it's used to keep them away from illegal migration and other wrongdoings they say that good things take time and here we are waiting there also legislative elections due here next month need tire political landscape could be about to change within the next few weeks solutions will have a new president new prime minister and the new parliament people here have overwhelmingly voted for change and the question now is whether tunisians new leaders will deliver stephanie decker al-jazeera tunis now spain's acting prime minister petro sanchez has called a snap election there for november 10th that's after the spanish king said no candidate had enough support to form a government sanchez a socialist party had been trying to form a government since april it'll be the country's 4th election in as many. off tell ahead on al-jazeera we'll tell you about a chaotic congressional hearing involving donald trump's former campaign manager.
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hello again i'm just on the tail end of a reminder of our top stories this hour the result of israel's 2nd general election in 6 months appears to be too close to call exit polls suggest former military chief benny gantz who leads the blue and white party has just a one seat is over a long time prime minister benjamin netanyahu said it could party. crude oil prices have dropped by 5 percent after saudi arabia announced its restored 50 percent of the production which was cut following saturday's trend attacks demonstrate the rebels who are fighting a saudi led coalition claim to. those attacks on the iran code while clouds of the u.s. planes iran terror on denies any involvement. and 2 political outsiders have advanced into the next round of tunis is president selection
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a runoff is planned after sunday's vote failed to find an outright winner. now for donald trump's former campaign manager has defended the u.s. president at a chaotic congressional hearing corey lewandowsky was a key figure in the special counsel's report on russian meddling in the 2016 election and alleged ties between moscow and the campaign now that report said trump didn't collude with russia but also didn't clear him of obstruction of justice how does your caster has more. whorey lewandowsky may have witnessed president commit illegal act that's what democrats had hoped that trumps former campaign manager and current confidant would say under oath but instead they got this from the white house is directed not i did not disclose the substance of any discussions with the prisoners advisors to protect executive branch doesn't it jaldi according to the special counsel's report trunk instructed lewandowsky to
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threaten attorney general jeff sessions with losing his job sessions agency was overseeing the russian investigators should it would have ended the investigation of the president's conduct the evidence found by the special counsel all the elements of obstruction of justice. rezulin downs he was nervous about this the move from his former boss as issue to raise serious questions about criminal conduct lewandowsky did not carry out the president's instructions he repeatedly refused to answer the democrats' questions as to why 2 other trump aides have been ordered by the white house not to appear so what does a president do he calls you in to do what everyone else would do he called you in to do his dirty work in secret because he knew it was ray well we will expose the truth on president can you in the white house strategy in response to the democrats' investigations has been to resist cooperation at every turn it's led to
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a slow grind toward possible impeachment and even democrats lack of coherence on whether to call this an impeachment inquiry or just routine oversight democrats like most politicians they try to have it both ways they want to be able to satisfy their base at the same time satisfy the moderate wing of the party so they want to be able to do both however at some point they are going to get to a place where they have to take a stand more than half of house democrats are on record saying they would support opening an impeachment inquiry of president trump but there are likely to do so until their leader house speaker nancy pelosi gives the green light she has not done so yet for fear of costing her moderate members their seats then there is the overarching understanding and reality that democrats are facing that because republicans retain the majority in the u.s. senate even impeaching trump now would not result in his removal from office heidi
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castro al-jazeera washington. the u.k.'s supreme court has begun hearing to decide whether prime minister barak johnson broke the law by suspending parliament for 5 weeks a lawyer for the government has told judges that johnson was entitled to prorogue parliament but those arguing against the shutdown say it's the biggest abuse of power by a prime minister for 50 years china has more from london. the barricades have shifted temporarily than the remaining breaks it battle as a rived at the supreme court we have the force to appeals one from england and wales and one from scotland. they both involve the same issue whether it was lawful for the prime minister to advise her majesty to authorize the provocation the parliament order in council at issue whether the court should stay out of politics as the english high court had ruled or
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a scottish judges decided last week whether the courts should step in when the powers of government are used for purposes other than those for which they were intended an option. is when the prime minister exercise. his admittedly removed discretionary power to advise her majesty of the geishas it is an improper purpose for him to be a member. and wish to avoid home in chief control over the policies of his government and we know. that the parliament may be proved in a variety of reasons blessing for all as much as formal. and certainly the art in the parliament is not in any sense innocent and to the preparation of a new means the supreme court's decision when it comes could have far reaching
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consequences for an unwritten constitution in this country that relies heavily on legal precedent for a government that may yet decide it wants to prorogue parliament again and for parliament itself there are many many m.p.'s very keen to get back to work as the clock ticks down towards briggs's day on october 31st and if the supreme court were to confirm the scottish judges finding that boris johnson lied to the queen over his reasons for suspending parliament they'd be heavy pressure on the prime minister to resign fundamentally this case is really quite simple it's about this proposition the government admits that parliament doesn't get control whether it's suspend it. and government says courts can't control it either and that is us writing proposition an absolutely striking proposition and the supreme court's going to have found difficulty accepting it hey you're
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a star democracy so that's not a popular view among sections of the crowd outside the court 6 as ever tensions on display are ugly combative divisive no decision with the supremes court is going to change that jonah hill al-jazeera london. well political drama and it lead to where the former prime minister renzi is splitting from the center left democratic party which could threaten the country's shaky ruling coalition now renzi had a leading role in forming the new governing alliance between the democratic party and its former rival the populist 5 star movement the 2 came together just 2 weeks ago to prevent an early election after the anti immigration league party walked out of the government randy says he wants his new party to do politics differently but stressed it will continue to back the coalition. police in northern france have killed a migrant camp that was home to about a 1000 people they've been moved from
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a camp called the gym near dunkirk port its closure follows british border police intercepting around 120 people crossing the english channel in small boats in just the past week sonia gago reports from don kak. they carry as many of their belongings as they can a family on the move once more from a place that was far from ideal and they still do not know what awaits them under the eye of the french police these asylum seekers do what they are told making do with whatever they have and relying on the french authorities were told that it up and off the state services are now responsible for what happens to these people in the company miners are also being referred to the local authorities. this makeshift camp is james and john kirk was where some 700 people many of them families had set up some kind of shelter they are now being taken by police and will be dispersed
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across the country. they had no idea where they were going the most they hope for is to escape a life of destitution but there is no guarantee that they can do this as aid agencies have seen before many times at the end of the day what will definitely happen if they don't wish to claim asylum here and they don't because they don't speak french and they don't have family here and they will come back. the night before the eviction some were already preparing for another evil others like this syrian man severely wounded he says by bombing in syria wants to cross the sea to the u.k. where he says he has relatives he doesn't want to be identified for safety reasons but he believes a better life awaits him there for us hours in syria and my life was terrible i spank her and have until i got through i want to go to you people are
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a. very very dangerous or someone to cry. why abort until we can get. the hundreds of people who were. have now been moved on most of them want to and to into countries legally to work to send their children to school some will make it all of us will full through the cracks and in these times when immigration drill strong opinions from across the political spectrum a viable solution to the situation is still a long way off so any diagonal al-jazeera. now 50000 general motors or general motors has auto acas have walked off the job in the united states for the 2nd day in a row the united auto workers union called for a strike on sunday bringing more than 50 factories and warehouses to a standstill. and was at the picket line and flint michigan flint michigan
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a small midwestern city trying to rebuild its mostly known for water quality crisis and intense poverty. but now the usual quiet here is a new kind of soundtrack. for the sounds of support a passing kind of praise for these general motors workers forming a ring around their factory along with almost 50000 others across the country who are now on strike no doubt. the situation carmen smith finds herself in is a big reason why they're striking she's a temporary worker i mean here almost 4 years i get nothing no bonuses no profit share no nothing no fair wages i make half of what they make and i work right beside me what i make 30 plus dollars an hour and i don't hear that at the height of the great recession g.m. was on the verge of collapse so the union made
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a concession the automaker could hire more temporary workers now 10 years later with g.m. making billions in profits these workers say it's gone on long enough. the united auto workers union is facing its own scandal one of its leaders has been indicted and others have been implicated in a scheme to take money from union members and spend it on lavish vacations and expensive dinners still the people on the picket line say they still have faith i saw it was my only one only because there are some issues with the people of the. storage. so i think the you know mike james says he has to trust them because after more than 2 decades of working at this plant his son taylor is here too but as a temporary worker getting half the pay and no benefits right now none of them are being paid anything but you wouldn't know it from the celebratory atmosphere here hugs and even cookies
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a feeling they hope they can continue if the strike drags on for weeks or months really got to make a way we always do. we always provide every time wondering no how long her faith and the person sounds of support will have to sustain her political gain al-jazeera flint michigan now new york has become the 2nd u.s. state to ban flavored east cigarettes because of health concerns a week ago president onil trump announced plans to ban the flavored vait juice nationally companies have been accused of targeting children and turning millions into nicotine addicts earlier this month michigan was the 1st day to ban the products us federal health officials are also investigating a surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to a ping survivors of a notorious children's home in ireland threatening to take the government to court they're outraged over its failure to examine the bodies of hundreds of children who
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died in the care of the catholic church in the small town of troon it comes 5 years after the existence of a burial pit was revealed lawrence lee reports from that. it is impossible to overstate the mental scarring of the survivors of the bodies of the riders are very concerned because they're there and they are peter lived in the home until the age of 4 when the nuns sold him on to a violent family by that time he lost his sister she like nearly 800 others had her name recorded in the death register to walk on this plot is to walk over the bones of the infant children for a catholic organization to put bodies in here there were baptized ties yes i brought them and they're on consecrated ground and left them here like animals north no records on savages for them like all the others
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patrolled his grandmother had to give her sons up to the nuns as punishment for becoming pregnant outside marriage both of them but travers' 2 uncles died john francis only made a week apparently they didn't feed him and your uncle's name is on this list yeah he's right here john francis malone 7 days. and this is if it says that he died of malnutrition well it says starvation essentially so so so starved to death in the care of the nuns. like many others patroller believes the whole place is a crime scene there's still an awful lot of unanswered questions and what that does questions being answered then how do we know it's not it's 5 years since a local historian uncovered the scale of what happened here and the government has promised to excavate the site a preliminary investigation discovered skeletons lined up in rows since the entrance is very narrow it's led to the suspicion that the nuns got the children to
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carry the bodies of dead babies down the pit. after these photos were taken the whole site was covered over again the government minister responsible for all this declined an interview but the government's own interim reports suggest that they don't trust the testimonies of surviving nuns and they think that local people might know more than they've been prepared to admit in the meantime though the detective work is being done not by the police but by the survivors of choom and their families the campaigners think the government is so frightened of the damage to the church that a full excavation would do that it is resisting it so they're threatening court action i think the only way in which this will be resolved is through an order of the supreme courts of this country i can't see any other way because there is no will there's no wish there's no appetite church and state in this country is still wedded in
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a poisonous pact. through thought to be dozens and dozens of other places like this around ireland a full investigation into the scale of what happened across all the countries mother and baby homes would be explosive and could destroy the reputation of the church hardly a surprise then the survivors think the government would rather bury the truth than dig up the past lawrence lee al-jazeera chim in ireland. still ahead on al-jazeera. oh. we hear from the rugby team has. ahead of the wildcats in japan.
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come back tensions between the u.s. and iran and climate change will be top of the agenda as one of the world's biggest annual different arctic advance gets underway in new york the 74th u.n. general assembly has officially opened one week before well as arrive out different ways was that the general assembly of the united nations the body representing all the u.n. member states has a new president to johnny mohamed band of nigeria. this is the start of the 74th session and as is tradition it gets underway at ambassador level one week before the leaders of all the countries arrive to take their seats this is when this part of new york becomes the setting for diplomacy is most important annual gathering. one that shuts down parts of the city and pushes traffic
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elsewhere to a standstill it is kind of extraordinary efforts in the last couple of days however the mayor of new york's commissioner for international affairs welcomes the annual event which brings in a windfall in restaurant and hotel bookings and the reality is that the un brings about $3690000000.00 to the new york city economy annually it also employs about $16000.00 new yorkers world leaders arrive here in the next week but as ever it's too early at this stage to say which issues will dominate the meeting on monday the u.n. secretary general will chair a climate change summit he's asked leaders to come up with an action plan rather than just speeches and the issue of tensions between iran and the u.s. is likely to be center stage although a meeting between president trump and president rouhani now looks much less likely james jazeera at the united nations. it's now time for
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sports. thank you title holders liverpool have made a losing start to their champions league defense the 6 time when it's a big deal for napoli in italy the decisive moment came in the 82nd minute when napoli were the beneficiaries of a marginal penalty called trees merton story from the spot that an added time fernando llorente made sure of the way in it's the 2nd straight season that napoli have secured a home win against liverpool in the group stage. even so although it suffered a shock defeat at home they get slavia prague of the czech republic nigerian forward peter silencing the crowd at the start of 0 with a goal just after the start they looked set for just their 2nd never win in the champions league until new into coach antonio conti so grab a late equaliser followed score 11. scored 6 and a big win over again can fit again later missy came off the bench for barcelona
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against bruce a dortmund finish in a new nil draw but this after dortmund missed a penalty last season 7 finalists are x.p. 3 no all chelsea lost one nil at home to valencia roderigo with valenciennes goal was barkley that missed a late penalty for chelsea. eventis r.y.s. let's let it all when stay in the champions league their striker gonzalez and produce well but over the top performance during training korean 1st kicked out of an assistant coach out an advertising hording was on the receiving end of his fury . of let it go in the 1st knockout round of the charge because the last season english champions marriages the city are running out of central defenders ahead of their game with shakhtar donetsk starting to set for a month on the sidelines after picking up an injury during training a regular port is also facing a lengthy injury. last season's beaten farley's tottenham returned to champions league action against greeks olympiacos the spurs coach admits it's been difficult
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to move on from that final defeat against liverpool. i was thinking a lot during the summer to finish. this in the final rose is so painful because you. can't put out the feeling the delusive final the last game on the. run you need. to start again to compete i know to to repair away from your reds held their nerve to reach the last for the agent champions league the japanese team edging out s r a p j on a y goals the 1st leg of their star in charge ahead finish in a $22.00 draw in super lucky put a head in front of the higher ground showing how equalized after the break but they couldn't get the crucial 2nd goal that they needed a while i mean to win this title for the 2nd time in 3 years. of saudi arabia also threw a goal from italian sparkle sebastian giving cold secure
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a $31.00 win over fellow saudi team if he had prevented the meteor qatar's al sad the 1st day coming on top of the 1st about the gentleman behind me where you will of one of the 20 grand slam titles but there's still one major prize that alludes roger federer at the swiss said he's desperate to win a limb pick gold in the men's single to 4 he retires the 38 year old says he hopes to achieve that goal in tokyo next year yeah i mean i'm very excited about the prospect of maybe play the olympic games but i'm not quite sure yet my planning goes until wimbledon next year which is a couple of weeks before the olympics so i guess i'm going to be deciding on the olympic games in next few weeks hopefully next month or so and look it's been such a special event for me over the years me and my wife in 2000 carrying the flag in athens and beijing for us for this was a limpid delegation which was a huge dream for me come true organizers say 96 percent of tickets have been sold for the upcoming rugby world cup in japan 2 time defending champion the zealand by
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south africa in their opening match on saturday while the high. team play russia on friday 20 things that's taking part in the 6 week old. you money more than half a $1000000.00 fans are coming to japan from many parts of the world and we're very encouraged by the fact that the heading here this event is going to be a trigger for many japanese people will be affected by the sport we can then gain more funding here in japan that more children can play rugby that's what we're hoping for while the sun when there are current rob howley due to an alleged breach of betting regulations he's been part of head coach warren gatland support team for more than a decade. because. we've heard about sides playing in perfect harmony this clearly also applies to the taunting singing abilities the sport of breaking out into an impromptu sing along as they landed in sapporo ahead of their 1st home worked with england on sunday that is always bought
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al-jazeera. where every. too close to call exit polls show benjamin netanyahu and challenger benny gantz on neck and neck in israel's general election. law and have them seek it this is as it i live from doha also coming up. oil prices fall after saudi arabia says production will return to normal by the end of september following saturday's attack. dozens of people were killed in 2 blasts in
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