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journalist i was. going to the truth doesn't lie with that's what this joke. this is al jazeera. color from doha everyone i'm kemal santa maria and this is the news out from al just a deal's been signed to end the fighting in southern yemen between saudi arabia and iran allies will have to live a peace also in the news no backing down iran's president announces new steps that will move to iran even further from the 2050 nuclear deal. means everything to me. change my life in a positive influence on my daughter and more than 450 inmates freed in the largest
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single day mass commutation in u.s. history. and barbara starr in london with the top stories from europe including a new withdrawal deal and the 2nd referendum britain's main opposition leader jeremy corbyn explains i would need to fix the brakes a crisis if is labor party wins the next month's election. and install south africa's world cup winning rugby team have arrived home to a hero's welcome the squad now set for a 5 day victory parade around the country. so yemen's internationally recognized government has signed a power sharing agreement with southern separatists the deal was brokered by saudi arabia aims to and months of that it opened a new front in the war the conflict also driven a wedge between. saudi arabia and its coalition ally the united arab emirates
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yemen's president saudi crown prince and the u.s. crown prince are all attending that signing ceremony in riyadh here are some of the details of the plan yemen's government will return to a dinner in the south to put state institutions back in place and cabinet positions will then be given to members of the southern transitional council the u.a.e. backed separatist movement turned against had its government seized aid in august it wanted self rule in southern yemen more now from our diplomatic editor james bays at the united nations the deal that's been signed could bring peace to one part of yemen's violent conflict it's worth noting that those that have signed up to this deal of the southern transitional council there are an ally of the united arab emirates and the government to yemen they're an ally of saudi arabia so you actually have the u.a.e. and saudi arabia which are part of the same coalition who were on different sides
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of this part of the conflict in yemen it's also worth noting the this conflict although it's a long conflict and in fact southern yemen was a separate country for much of the cold war the clashes that only broke out this summer so you feel look back at the last peace deal that was signed in yemen that was the one in stockholm the end of last year there wasn't actually violence in that southern part of yemen and that shows you i think that there is much more work to do on a wider peace deal for yemen and that clearly is where the u.n. is going to be concentrating because right now yemen remains the place with the most humanitarian suffering anywhere on earth. with us on skype now from washington abio her a former u.s. diplomat and deputy chief of mission in yemen thanks for making the time for us today how big a deal is this in well i guess if look at in the terms of southern yemen 1st of all
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rather than the whole war well certainly this spring is hopefully it works and is implemented to. as your report said small parts of yemen specifically the eastern part of south yemen. but the idea of this is to broaden it in such a way as to bring peace and to return the government of yemen to the south and to the whole country. so. to 2 scenarios here it's we trust that the arab coalition's intentions are truly to have pm unease find peace and therefore to end the conflict completely then some tough diplomatic challenges are ahead and they start to with reconciling the eastern part of south yemen with the western part. and then
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merging the 2 militaries and mind you we are talking here about the s.t.c. which is only one of the southern functions so at and merging provided the factions are willing is problems not easy no i don't think it's the implementation more than anything else isn't it because it will need to be. its intention and then the implementation as i said if the intention is good. then there are some tough challenges ahead but they are doing however if the intentions are or are only for the out of correlation to dominate without direct occupation the south of yemen to unite the southern factions only to fight the hote these again and then we have a different scenario on our hands and we have some very tough battles. are there
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lessons to be learned if i can put it that way from this steel which could be applied to the wider yemen conflict because that is still obviously a huge issue not getting any better. the main lesson is that it is within the power of saudi arabia with support from the u.a.e. he to bring peace in yemen if they truly want peace and if they truly want yemen to get back together as one unified democratic country they have the power to do that they can call for us practically all the functions of yemen to area and sit down and help work out an agreement this has been missing in the last 5 years so i think in big part of the success of this inches on the intentions and the eveleth the of the saudis to truly focus on yemen and to give it undivided attention and bring peace to the country nothing of what about the saudi
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emer i think coalition which is how we've always referred to it but this was the conflict within yemen which actually as we said drive a wedge between the 2. right so there is a big lack of transparency here and we don't know actually when the m.b.a.'s and n.b.c. the leaders of saudi arabia and that's when they get together what do they really talk about and what do they get he among one another we don't know if they are all still really tired of this war and want to end it then you know it shouldn't be a big problem for the 2 of them to work together to bring these that country if however they still want narrow selfish interests then no loss interests no verge saudi arabia has interests in certain parts of southern yemen emirates and other parts and if they don't work together then we will continue to see not only the
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vibe of yemen but the divide southern yemen under occupation you the director or my thoughts now we all could agree we appreciate your time and your perspective thank you nothing to other news that iran is taking another step away from the 2050 nuclear deal president hassan rouhani says it's about to start injecting uranium gas into more than a 1000 centrifuges just that i his fallout from the u.s. decision to pull out of the agreement last year and also to bar reports it's likely to put more pressure on the remaining signatories as well the. president has an rouhani arrived at this factory in tehran for an inauguration ceremony but he used it to announce enron's 4th and most significant step in scaling back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal more as 5 a door on iran's 4th step will be launched at the photo nuclear facility and i will advise the atomic energy organization to start as of tomorrow by feeding gas into
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the centrifuges i will also inform the p 4 plus one of the step this new action will also be under the supervision of the international atomic energy agency. the for don't you clear facility is the only place where iran can and has produced 20 percent enriched uranium that's considered an important stage towards developing uranium with the potential for a nuclear weapon it has always been a controversial facility its existence was revealed to the world by iran in 2009 that was after the united states intelligence agencies alleged that there was a secret nuclear facility in iran and the president acknowledged that there are sensitivities surrounding the plant. this may increase concerns we know people are sensitive about for when it's centrifuges but whenever they uphold their commitments we will reverse our steps. under the nuclear deal of 2015 for doe had become solely
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a research facility it was one of the most contentious points of the joint comprehensive plan of action or a agreed with world powers to limit iran's nuclear program since the united states withdrew from the deal in may of 2013 and imposed the series of new sanctions on iran officials here decided to gradually reduce their compliance and they have been saying that if they are not able to sell their oil or to get the benefit of the transaction with the global financial system there is no benefit for data to remain a party of the new cardio that to president rouhani declaring in may that every 60 days iran will announce another step until the remaining european signatories uphold there and of the. this latest announcement will have serious consequences for iran and officials here are very aware of that but president rouhani has stressed that all these measures are reversible as soon as the european signatories of the deal so for compliance until then iran will continue to take these steps
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while the international community continues its condemnations dorsett of. terror on. to iraq where the human rights commission says 2 people have been killed and dozens injured in basra that's off to security forces opened fire on protesters camped at the entrance to port earlier 2 protesters were killed in the thea as thousands of people took part in the largest antigovernment protests so far they're angry about a weakening economy and corruption the u.n. security forces are continuing to commit severe human rights violations on protesters. the latest report indicates a demonstration related violence from the 25th of october november 4th caused at least $97.00 further deaths and thousands of injuries or the iraqi security officials can displayed more restraint that in previous protests earlier in october particularly in baghdad the unlawful use of lethal and less lethal weapons by
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security forces and armed people requires urgent attention. but as the protests show few signs of letting up and talking about has been out to meet some iraqi also just to see how they are putting their anger and their hopes on display. these students are skipping school to give the government a master class in protest art we want to live in peace ok so. we're trying to set free and art so people can understand art is a language that everyone can understand this once gritty tunnel underneath tahrir square has become perhaps the country's longest mural i think all the young people painting his say is a sacred place said they want to make it a symbol of the revolution there are ranges from simple messages such as free iraq to elaborate symbols of liberation and fortitude and washington as are the issues i'm painting
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a lion of mesopotamia that represents the hero protesters i have found a lot of heroes demanding their rights this is an art installation featuring tear gas and stun grenades canisters that protesters have collected as well as photos of the people who have died amnesty international is accusing security forces in baghdad of using quote military grade tear gas grenades intended to kill not disperse protesters the government says it's investigating across to her ear square teachers set up a tent and are distributing flyers outlining their demands schools in the courts have been closed in baghdad since last week members of the teachers and lawyers unions are on strike their government has 2 giant nobody trust the government more the parliament is that is nobody trust them anymore that's it simple like that just resign and do an addiction or that people here much anyway that at this evolving
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wall of protest students come each day. pate and hopes they hope one day soon they'll return to school with a lesson learned that protests can make a difference natasha going to. back down. but 7 look at what's coming up for you on this news hour in fact what is next for the world's climate change agree now the u.s. has formally started the process of leaving. and sport the race that stops a nation australia's melbourne cup is overshadowed by an animal cruelty investigation. britain's main opposition leader has laid out his plans to resolve the brig's it crisis if the labor party wins december's general election barbara sarah is in our london new center with more on that one hi barbara come on hello yes jeremy corbyn
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says he would negotiate a new withdrawal deal with the european union which would keep the u.k. more closely aligned to the block corben said he would then put that deal to voters in a 2nd referendum but the other choice would be cancelling breck's it altogether truly conservative party is this risk that labor's plan as fairytale politics as one hour from harlow with the labor party launched its election campaign. prior to launching his party's manifesto ahead of the upcoming general elections labor party leader jeremy corbyn chose to deal head on with the arguably the most divisive issue in britain today that is greg's it's as if speech in what is considered to be a strong live constituency in the north east of london germany corben said that his party would sort touts what he described as the mess that is briggs it's within 6 months of coming to power a century his plan entails renegotiating
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a deal with the european union and then presenting bad deal in another referendum whereby the choice that the british public will have would be between this new deal and to remain essentially he's trying to reach out to all sides of the british or the all sides of the british divide he said that whilst his critics may find that to be something negative he believes the only way forward was to unite the country people sometimes accuse me of trying to talk to both sides at once the bricks today the people who voted leave and people who voted. you know what they did right absolutely dead right why would any want to talk to half the country. i don't want to live in half a country anyone seeking to become prime minister must talk to and listen to the whole country. labor stands not just for the 52 percent or the 48
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percent but for the 99 percent we thank you. for them if his party was elected and brought into power that not only would they sort out brig's it within 6 months but they would also unveil it rather cold front to essentially be our government's books which serve the 99 percent of what some of the many and not the few. well joining me now is john mctiernan former director of political operations for u.k. prime minister tony blair welcome to al-jazeera so we just heard jeremy corbyn say he wants to unite the country so now he's got this new promise that he would try to negotiate a new deal good luck there with brussels but also then he would offer a 2nd referendum with the option of cancelling breaks it is he going for the remainder vote now the 48 percent that perhaps feels they don't have a realistic option because we heard all night clip he wants to go for the 3 main
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a vote 48 percent but also the lever to 52 percent and that's his difficulties trying to write 2 horses at once and that's why his office the public coffers the votes is all renegotiate. get you a deal as reassures the leavers but i'll put it to a referendum wish to reassurance to they remain as they my will to verse against it and then he's unsure whether labor as a party or support and campaign for or against the deal that labor as a government actually negotiate so it's quite confused because he's trying to be all things to all people and i don't think that's going to work in the in the selection of british politics in general elections as the 1st past the post system and that sometimes leads to some tactical voting but also in the north of england where there's a lot of them leave constituency is where labor tends to be strong do you think that he's particularly a risk to labor's particularly at risk of losing to the brics it party that has you
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know that they're one policy is to act as a tough rex because as someone 1st past the post system it's very hard for a small party like the brits a party to come through and when they've racked up and their previous as a part of the ukip racked up hundreds of thousands of votes and never won a constituency the question is. do they take enough votes from labor to let the tories in or they've taken a verse from the tories to maintain the labor party in position at the moment is looking where you see polls the breakdown to individual constituencies it looks as though the breaks of party are a danger to both labor and to. the tory party but that the tory attacks on germany corben which come really on the issues of patched ism and national security those have some impact too and so there are labor seats in the north which have been trending towards the tories over the last 10 years and just very briefly is this election all about bracks it is
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a different to all the other elections you followed before. the 2 parts are trying to make the different things the tories need it to be the government needs to be about brakes it and jeremy corbyn needs it to be about the national health service and local issues like that and and housing and the question is are the public going to pay attention to what jim is saying on the public not paying any attention to anybody because the vote is the last thursday well the 2nd last thursday before christmas is everything or christmas shopping in the holidays it's hard to get people's attention and if he plays as well then a former director of political operation for u.k. prime minister blair thank you now the netherlands has admitted carrying out an attack on a suspected eisel bomb factory in northern iraq in 2015 that killed 70 people the attack destroyed a neighborhood in the town of how each of the dutch initially denied that civilians were harmed have sixteen's were used in iraq in syria between 20142016 they were
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also used last year as part of the international coalition against isis well let me a valid hugenberg is a journalist specializing in middle east issues including iraqi joins us live now from b.s. thank you so much for joining us this attack was in 2015 i mean we had confirmation now it started coming out a few weeks ago why did it take so long while law initially the dutch government denied that the real civilian casualties but there are investigative report by dutch media that actually showed a few weeks ago that civilian casualties that it took place so now there's a huge scandal and there's many debates now especially in a dutch parliament and the question of dots government why did this happen and why they didn't know about it before and something that is particularly or quit is that the dutch should the dutch defense minister is now the new un representative for
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iraq how awkward could that be. well it's all court because at the time when she was the defense minister c. denied that civilian casualties happened although there were other reports suggesting that there were civilian casualties so i'm not sure if it will affect their position because now she works for the u.n. a not for the dutch government but we have to see how this will also play out in the hall and itself is so eventually that the dutch government always denied that civilians were involved and now we're finding out that that is the case and they've admitted it what impact do you think that has a menu in the region now what impact does something like this coming out so many years after the event have in iraq in the region as a whole well of course i mean it's not the 1st time that there are civilian casualties and coalition air strikes and also
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another issue is that in general like the coalition doesn't want to tell which country did a certain air strike so i think it's very difficult now for for the dutch government that this comes out so late and that they will have to decide now if they're going to compensate the civilians but the dutch government saying they don't want to compensate the civilians because they say it's part of a larger coalition mission a maybe the iraqi government can find composition so i think it's a quite embarrassment for the dutch dutch army but then and that was most likely an accident because there was a mission factory in the area of hobby job and that's why there are so many casualties but it's quite embarrassing that this comes out so many years after it happened i mean you say acts anybody think in the details were suppressed or do you think there just wasn't clarity on the on the on the civilians that were killed. well i'm in several years ago there were also other reports suggesting that the recovery at the center of that time the government said there was no casualties so
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i mean the dutch parliament will debate this now and will ask questions to the dutch government so i think more details will come out in the near future if it's true if the dutch government suppressed those details but the problem is that this is several years ago that the fence minister has changed so i mean the kurds defense minister now has to answer those questions will definitely be following the story here and al-jazeera for the mill inside of me a van valkenburgh journalist specializing in the middle east joining us from a to b. in thank you that is it for me and the rest of the team in london let's go to. barbara thank you so much the u.s. secretary of state has condemned china's government for its treatment of we go muslims my pump is criticism follows reports china heris jailed or just tamed family members of we got activists he praise the weak advocates for speaking out saying it was vital to honor the truth about human rights abuses louisa grieve with us now director of external affairs at the we get human rights project on skype
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from washington we thank you for your time but how big a deal is it when the secretary of state himself actually goes so far as to criticize china secretary of state has been quite outspoken since the opening of the u.n. general assembly in new york in september he's spoken about the weaker crisis almost every other day and we don't necessarily know about that or hear about that because there's so much that goes on in u.s. politics particularly. and it gets overshadowed i guess it's there's a single minded focus for many departments in the u.s. state department there are just extremely alarming to see that you can have an industrial scale. detention and torture of millions of people i'm saying that literally the minimum estimate 1500000 people taken away from their homes this is happening under a shroud of secrecy the chinese government does not allow journalists to go and
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report but it's very significant the u.s. government continues to speak based on the evidence that it does have so people who maybe don't know the full story of the week certainly what's been happening to them how long has this been going on how long has it been public knowledge if i can put it that way yes we now know that program to simply detain people on mass even using quotas in some villages to simply take away people. from their homes and lock them up in camps sometimes converting schools and then rapidly building gigantic prisons which can be seen from satellite photos that began in march 27th teen and there were reports trickling out i would have to give a shout out to radio free asia which has a weaker service which was reporting on this earlier but it's been known since the fall of 2017 it just takes a long time for people to partly because they just can't believe that it's too it sounds too awful that it could be happening in the 21st century the biggest problem
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perhaps of event the atrocities that are happening is the fact that nothing's changing is it i mean it's obviously as you point out great that the u.s. secretary of state is willing to speak out openly about this but i mean who can really put pressure on china's government to change what it's doing. well the world has to stand up to defend civilized values. we can go so far as to say never again is happening again in china today that's several columnists have spoken about this if governments of democratic countries if people who care about freedom of religion if people who are muslim governments and civil society don't speak up and say this is an attack on innocent people on this on the very idea of freedom religion freedom of religion we're living in a very dark world the night that that momentum is growing there is read from the we
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get human rights project thank you for your time thank you. transcript solve depositions from testimony in the trump and pitchman inquiry are expected to be released in the united states this time to central figures in the probe diplomats gordon sunderland and vocal were allegedly pushing ukraine to investigate president donald trump's democratic rival joe biden summons a wealthy republican donor he was rewarded with an ambassadorship to the european union by donald trump he even attended president oldham is a lens is an organization in ukraine and then brief trump afterwards the transcripts say some former ukrainian envoy kurt volker discussed communications between trump's private attorney richard jani and ukrainian officials with house investigators summons testimony says he didn't understand until much later that
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giuliani was actually pushing ukraine to investigate biden it turned him from a trump ally into a witness against him more would she have returned in washington yet anything out yet she had. now the transcripts or the partial transcript out yet but yeah as you say we already know what they said in their depositions what we're hoping for is to get a little bit more granular detail about the arguments they were putting forward broadly as you suggested that say look for a start we don't know what you're talking about and anyway anyway rudy giuliani was in charge of ukranian of ukrainian policy so you know if anything wrong did happen it's it's all up to him if that was a quid pro quo as far as we're concerned it was about getting a some sort of stated commitment from the new ukrainian government to investigate corruption but not for military aid for a visit to the white house and you know that that's kind of standard stuff what's the big deal rudy giuliani is your man the problem with both of their testimony is
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other witnesses other evidence text messages suggests that they might be more central to all of this than they are claiming. in fact quite willing participants in whatever it was the donald trump and rudy giuliani are alleged to be doing whether it was wrong or whether it was above board so that's the key that's going to be answered and with the with the release of these transcripts and just give us more detail as to what we already know that our arguments are she had the investigations go on they are public hearings now rather than all the private closed door ones who else is expected to speak. well we space of have 2 depositions today in fact one was supposed to occur at 9 am local time that didn't happen that was a member of the national security council who was sitting in on a meeting with the with with ukrainian officials at the white house and about half an hour's time another deposition is supposed to occur michael duffy who was
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a republican political appointee at the office of man and balance and budget. that's the agency that still to be key in the withholding of that $400000000.00 of aid said he there's a lot of interest in what he has to say that the allege that he was the key one who was who was deputized to stop that money from being paid to ukraine so the question obviously is well what was the reason given and now just in the last half an hour or so the committees have said that they want to speak to make mulvaney who's the acting white house chief of staff you know really that there is also the head of office. the office of management budget so that again that key agency that would actually withheld withheld that money however it seems unlikely that we're going to have that deposition today from from from duffy and it would seem to bother hopeful to expect more of
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a display having said that there there are there have been rumors that he's on the way out the teleprompter is unhappy with him so who knows it is washington and he should have written z. in washington thank you for that. still ahead on this news hour living rough in the u.s. state that home to hollywood are examining a tech giants plan to spend billions on affordable housing and in sports the european rugby champions are taking a big hit off the pitch. and i once again not see much right to speak of across the middle east at the moment we've had some well disposed of friends and that weather just pushing away from afghanistan that menaced a little further north was in tears but to stand clear skies coming back in behind a little bit of cloud there around the coaxes around the black sea the caspian sea and that will continue for all its way through the east with so wednesday to see
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the sport of of rain there just around the caspian but not too much to speak of that a bit of cloud too just down towards key weight again you might just get a spot or 2 right out of that and then it thins and breaks brightens up with these temperatures and couple struggling to get to around 13 celsius by thursday i mean about a more pleasant 28 therefore by root in the sunshine not a dry weather pleasant weather there across the arabian peninsula not too much clout and right to speak of our latest tropical system that's now in the process of pushing back towards that northwestern corner of in the over the next day also by skies continuing for many through saudi arabia here in doha getting up into the low thirty's once again low thirty's sunday a possibility of the eastern side of south africa but for many it's going to be a little colder than that will see temperatures in cape town of around 18 degrees a $28.00 there for you how does and rising.
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you're on the news i hear it out as they are these are our top stories yemen's internationally recognized government has signed a power sharing agreement with sudden separatists deal was brokered by saudi arabia and is aimed at ending a power struggle in aden iran is taking another step away from the 2050 nuclear deal president hassan rouhani says the year round your uranium gas injection process will be started which was banned under the agreement. let's go all the time by airports. i should say airport in johannesburg where the captain of the
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south african rugby team has just arrived the same is good news in the area. i want. the winner at the rugby world cup in japan 2319 he is most significantly the 1st black captain of this south african tame and what. there have been fountains of people out of the airport as the team has come through not together actually came through on different flights and this was the one day waiting for well when the captain himself came through. let's go back in fact to the moment this is about 60 seconds ago as he actually walked through lifting the way of alice south africa beat england 3212 in the final 3rd time they won the world cup equally new zealand's record but this is a very very popular win and the team will now be taking a 5 day tour of the country including heading to port elizabeth which is very close
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to where the captain. was from the township he was from where he grew up as he has previously said just wondering where his next meal was from not necessarily thinking about one day lifting the world cup trophy scenes of delight from the international airport in johannesburg as the rugby world cup comes to its new home south africa for the next 4 years. hundreds of inmates have been released from prison across the u.s. state of oklahoma in the largest single day reduction of sentences in u.s. history the inmates had convictions for lower level drugs and property crimes their release is part of a measure by the new republican governor kevin stitt to lower the number of inmates and save the state $11900000.00 home has one of the highest prison rates in the country. 524 people were commuted across our state today
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and given the 2nd she. said to leave your past behind and really bring our correctional facilities to current law back in 2016 oklahoma citizens voted to make some things some minor drug offenses misdemeanors and we're only bringing that up to current law today means everything to move got there. be a positive influence on my daughter we're going to talk to nicole de puerto about this director of advocacy for the sentencing project among other things the group focuses on sentencing reform and eliminating racial disparities in the criminal justice system how does this sort of thing go down in the united states because as we point out they are low level crimes taking them out of the prisons puts that's pretty pressure on the prison system but how do people feel about quote unquote criminals being released. well you know it's important to know that every year
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in the united states more than 600000 people are released and in fact in 2017 more than 622000 people were really sort of prison at the federal and state level now there are 2 reasons why the united states has the highest rate of incarceration in the world we simply people to prison for things they wouldn't be sent to prison for and other countries around the world and when we simpy people to prison we send them to prison for longer and that's certainly true in oklahoma where the change that happened that resulted in more than 500 people being released on commutations was for low level offenses oklahoma has the highest rate of incarceration in the country and that's because in other states people are not sent to prison for low level possession drug offenses like they are in oklahoma so it's an important change in the right direction it's also true that those folks should have never been in prison to begin with and it helping to radically rethink the way we do sentences in oklahoma and hopefully can be representative in other changes around
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the country as well is this a thing which has to happen on a state by state basis and i hope you find it interesting often the difference between federal and state laws in the united states and which can almost overrule the other role which can be more important in a case like this. well the united states has many prison system and every state has an individual present system and then there's also the federal system as well the way the federal system interacts with the state system is that it doesn't there are state laws that can trigger a prison sentence for residence and there are federal criminal offenses that can trigger federal prison sentences for united states residents so there is movement within states this change in oklahoma is important there were other changes this year as well in states like california and mississippi and there have been changes federally in the last few years and fact because
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a federal changes over at least 5000 individuals have been released from federal prison since december 2008 teen when changes are enacted under the 1st step back for a range of reasons so there is a lot of momentum that's happening in the united states at the state and at the federal level so releasing people is one thing but i guess. your focus will focus of groups like yours is about them not getting into prison in the 1st place are you making as one in a focus show go ahead. there is there there is some headway again one of the reasons why us has such a high rate of incarceration is because we send people to prison for things that they for reasons they wouldn't be sent to prison for and other parts of the world so what oklahoma did commutations is one piece of a larger puzzle. that started in 2016 when by a ballot measure the voters of oklahoma decided to reclassify low level felony
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offenses to mr me and others that is a part of a trend other states have taken similar have taken some more steps california being one of the 1st where several years ago in 2014 that state by also by about measure reclassified low level felony offenses to misdemeanors that does not mean that the people convicted of these low level misdemeanor offenses will not see time in a jail cell or a prison cell that means that as part of an overall change the length of time required as part of their criminal sanction has been reduced and it's important in many ways and it's one step there are many other steps that need to be taken as well including reducing overall admissions to prison which will hopefully help reduce the overall incarceration rate the court from the sentencing project in washington thank you for your time thank you preach it. at least
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9 u.s. citizens have been killed in northern mexico after members of a cartel opened fire on their cards reports say the 3 women and 6 children have been living in a mormon community security officials believe the gunman may have mistaken them for a rifle gang on home and more from mexico city. julian braun who is one of the leaders really of this family a group of mormons who have lived in the state of chihuahua for quite some time they've got your mexican and u.s. citizenship came out to speak about what had happened and he really related some horrific images he talked about a dead mother with her baby just lying by his side he spoke about children who were forced to flee and fled into the sierra to try and escape these hit men who not only murdered their relatives 9 people dead here 3 women and 6 children but also burnt the car apparently presumably to try and cover up what had happened so
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this is a situation here which has been given more published city because they are to mix can and u.s. citizens president trump has got involved he said that it's time to wage war he put that in capital letters on that in a tweet on the cartels and wipe them off the face of the earth president of his obrador responded to that in his morning press conference saying that anyone who's experienced or read about war knows that that's something that we don't really want here the united states has begun the formal process of withdrawing from the paris climate accord the pact between 185 countries and set up in 2015 to fight climate change that will take at least a year before the u.s. can officially leave this report from rob matheson. june 27th and president donald trump announces that the u.s. will no longer support a global agreement to limit greenhouse gases the united states will withdraw
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from the paris climate a court. the u.s. is estimated to be the 2nd worst polluter in the world trump says the deal puts an unfair burden on u.s. workers on monday the u.s. began the legal process of pulling out the world's worst polluter is said to be china its economy is heavily dependent on coal but it's staying in the paris agreement. we believe that climate change is a common challenge faced by all of humankind all members of the international community should join hands to cooperate. among china's allies another signatory french president emmanuel mark wrong you know for the let me must confirm next year new commitments 420302050 the cooperation between china and the e.u. in this respect is decisive some believe climate change is happening naturally others say the driven by industrialization and human consumption environmentalists
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say the number of extreme weather related incidents is increasing there are 22 of the 50 states in the us who got climate action plans this 550 cities or who are doing so so in this sense trump does not represent the entirety of the us he represents the federal aspect of it which is which is really on the top leaving the paris agreement was a trump campaign promise but the u.s. cannot officially withdraw until november 4th 2021 days after the next u.s. presidential election rob matheson al jazeera. and so with climate news india's top court has summoned regional leaders demanding solutions to the country's air pollution crisis air quality did improve slightly since monday and still see it very hazardous the supreme court has accused the state governments of failing to
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take effective action against farmers been burning and using other polluting practices in the capital new delhi cars are being restricted and flights diverted. for hours emergency crews in nigeria have been fighting a fire that's threatening to destroy a multi-story building people raced to save their belongings after the fire broke out on the roof of the popular balogun markets in lagos some tried to fight the blaze others just threw their possessions from the windows crowded market stalls prevented firefighters from reaching the building though for more than an hour. now tech companies with billions of dollars have been under scrutiny for how they've contributed to a housing crisis in the u.s. state of california but one of them is now putting some of its profits into providing affordable homes or burn outs of the story. california has more homeless people than anywhere else in the us last year there were approximately 130000 people in the state without housing a 30 percent increase over 2017 according to the most recent homeless count
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59000 people in los angeles were living on the streets or in tent camps rehab centers or shelters in san francisco the figure is close 210000 apple which is valued at 961000000000 dollars announced a 5 point plan that devotes $1000000000.00 for an affordable housing fund another $1000000000.00 in assistance for 1st time homebuyers and opening up $300000000.00 worth of property apple own for low income housing development so we've been working on issues to prevent reducing and almost in the community for the past decade another $200000000.00 will be focused on a san francisco housing fund and support for that city's poorest and most vulnerable i think we're actually have the dollars truly addressed in this action there for the house and but we now need neighborhoods and local politicians to
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welcome. new housing into their neighborhoods as technology companies expand their highly paid workers drive up the price of housing making rents an affordable for middle and low income households california has a chronic housing shortage in part due to restrictive rules on new development in many cities and towns the san francisco bay area where apple is headquartered ranks as the most expensive place to live in the u.s. apple c.e.o. tim cook said in a press release that quote we know the course we are on is unsustainable and apple is committed to being part of the solution california governor gavin newsome called on other companies to follow apple's example. last month facebook pledged a $1000000000.00 package of housing loans and grants in california and in june google announced a similar $1000000000.00 effort to create affordable housing economists say however
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that by themselves the billions promised by tech companies will not solve the housing crisis extensive new government housing policies and massive financial investment are also needed they say robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. still to come on this news hour more from johannesburg in south african rugby fans welcome home their all conquering rugby team.
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andy thier with more of those fantastic scenes from johannesburg where the captain
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has made it back as well now south africa's all conquering repeat same have returned home after their welker triumph in japan the score a set so now going to follow a victory tour around the country 6 lisa became the 1st black caps and to lift the trophy after the win over england on saturday there is arriving back in johannesburg without all important piece of card are just a few minutes ago in south africa 1st formal title in 1995 there was just one black player in the line at least he says he hopes this court can truly be described as a national see a correspondent for me to miller is in johannesburg. in this particular case the integration is important as i've mentioned in that this is a team that has been the most integration so-called it's been lives by at last count them for the belief was sobbing more than a 100 years old be playing golf history so the great expectation that it would be a catalyst for change what happens in reality though is an important question for
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many south africans we travel to parts elizabeth in the eastern cape and some of the squad members are all wrong and a lot of talent in provinces like that a lot of black players who don't have as much of an opportunity as players who come from the most privileged background players who don't have proper fields don't have equipment sponsorship really very little support them and having to do all the war to get up late in the squad like the springboks and so that all of the questions around inequality and that we thought were going story straight. and then then south africa. and europe in rapid champion saracens have been found guilty of breaching salary caps regulations the english team have been docked $35.00 points and fined close to $7000000.00 an investigation found the premiership title holders that failed to disclose pay a playmate's for the last $3.00 seasons teams in the english league limited to spending $9000000.00 on player salaries per season eight's of the england squad the
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last say south africa in that world cup final play for the clubs our sense of said they will be appealing his our sports correspondent lee wellings this punishment which leaves them with an extraordinary position of minus $26.00 in the table it doesn't reflect well on saracens it doesn't reflect well at all on english rugby to have their champions in that position the team that's one of these silverware being accused of cheating doesn't reflect well thought can saracens come back from this if they don't win the appeal well they'd be in danger of relegation and you might lose this huge club from the english premiership but what the bosses of english rugby have done here is said we will not tolerate any breach of salary cap regulations at all where they are saracens or not. well the melbourne cup is one of horse racing's biggest events and this year's edition has been won by vow and declare but the action on the track overshadowed by a horse cruelty investigation has been ongoing in australia so how mark reports these stories are back and it's known as the race that stops the nation the
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melbourne cup is australia's premier horse race it attracts and runners trainers and owners from across the world this year however it's been overshadowed by controversy of how some horses are treated after their racing days there over an investigation by australian broadcaster a.b.c. has exposed mistreatment at a queensland of a trois kicking dragging in shocking the retired thoroughbreds are among the allegations. the exposé provoked protest in the build up to this year's spectacle while the hashtag not to the cup was trending on twitter during the race the authorities however are promising that action will be taken queensland premier and the stars of polish a said in parliament it is a necessary inquiry to provide queenslanders with confidence that the racing industry is doing everything possible to ensure the welfare of horses some believe measures have to be taken as soon as possible to restore confidence in the public
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that the horses will be taken care of this scandal has come on the on the back of probably a slight whining in support of all organic support for the rice as well in order for it to reclaim its kind of innocent position as a race that everyone loves then action does need to be taken despite the controversy the race ended up being a landmark moment for straight there was the home bread winner for the 1st time since 2009. and a clear winning by the finest of margins and surprisingly there was plenty of i do for the horse that landed the winners purse of $3000000.00 are just looking up she don't care because they are. all the people through social media get involved with this horse preparation it was a privilege to writing to. the racing community now have the year till the next melbourne cup to show the public they've cleaned up their act so here malik 0
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european football champions liverpool will have their playing resources stretched to the limit next month juicer by 2 games in 2 days in mid december before completing the english league cup on the 17th of december and then a different line up will play in the club world cup in doha the following day in the next hour they'll face in the champions league. your man struck in neymar has returned to training as he recovers from his latest injury setback he won't be 15 times out supply in pearson's champions league game against bruges on wednesday a win against the belgian scene will guarantee the french champions progression to the knockout stages. ok more from the champions league as the night progresses but for now that is it from me now the emmy thank you so much for that and that's it from all of us certainly here in doha thanks for your company today plenty more news for you online and out 0 dot com on the team in london and with you in just
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well you know. some of it i like. the guns to full silent in southern yemen after a power sharing deal is agreed to between the saudi backed government and southern separatists. hello i'm barbara starr this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the acting white house chief of staff summoned to testify in the donald trump impeachment inquiry as democrats released testimony from key witnesses the standoff over the nuclear deal tehran says it will restart uranium enrichment at the 4 don't nuclear.

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