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[gunshots] protesters fired on the sudan s than one day after dozens of demonstrators were killed in a crackdown. ♪ anchor: this is al jazeera comply from london. primeesident told minister theresa may he is committed to a trade deal, as thousands protest against his visit. keeping the memory alive. thousands gathered to remember tiananmen square, the only place where memorials to the massacre
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are allowed. and if you cannot beat it, legalize it. a bold, new idea about drug cartels. ♪ anchor: hello. we begin in sudan, where a woman and child have been killed in wherepital, khartoum, they have protested many a civilian government, one day after at least 40 protesters were killed in a crackdown by a pair mental to group -- crackdowngroup -- a by a paramilitary group. our reporter. [gunshots] reporter: members of the paramilitary group shoot at protesters in the capital, khartoum. the leader was deposed in april. leaders have apologize for the
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killings on monday of dozens of demonstrators. the festival of following ramadan, the crackdown appears to be continuing. ♪ sudanese attended prayers, but many stayed at home, too scared to go outside. khartoum is now a ghost city, a city where movement is completely hindered. there is still more to come. we are now in the stage of the holiday. imagine what it will be like after. theyter: activists say have surrounded mosques, and a body work -- representing sudanese pharmacist says they are provoking fights with medical staff outsiside hospita. the military leadership says elections will be held within nine months, but protesters do not trust the junta. they want power returned to civil rule.
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>> we want to hold them responsible. the security forces have betrayed the sudanese people. reporter: hundreds have been arrested. analysts say demonstrators cannot keep the momentum for change going. tothey do have the ability mobilize civilians come not just in protests or in the three towns or the capital, but other cities in sudan, and they also have the ability to call a general strike, which would severely harm sudan's economy. says it ishe junta investigating the shooting of civilians at the military headquarters in khartoum. the killing has been condemned worldwide, but this is apparently being ignored by some, and protesters are paying the price. victoria, al jazeera. anchor: a member of the alliance
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of sudanese pickle forces, an opposition group in london, he says a new government needs to be formed, free from interference. >> we want freedom. we want prosperity. we want to free and fair elections. we want a civilian-led government. want sudan in line with the other developing countries. to have aike government of our own with complete independence, without interference from egypt, saudi arabia, or the united arab emirates. anchor: the cracked and in sue don has been closed in a closed-door session at the security council, and we are joined from the u.n. headquarters. about how any clues the discussion went? guest: no. as weeting is underway speak, and it is behind closed doors, so we will be watching
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closely to look at the dynamics. certainly, there are some countries that are very concerned about the situation, statements out from the so-called troika countries. they are actually a historic group, going back before the time one south sudan split from sudan. they were formed during that time, during the comprehensive peace agreement negotiations, to try and guide sue don and then south sudan as an international steering group -- to try to and the south sudan as an international steering group. the u.k. along with germany are the ones who called for a security council meeting, and the german ambassador spoke to reporters. >> we need urgently a return to the negotiating table. legitimacy cannot, from the power of the gun but has to be achieved in the process. it is a long one. it is maybe sometimes a painful
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one, but there is no alternative to a civilian-led government, and so far, we do support what the secretary-general and also what the african union has asked for, and, again, we want to this in the security council. we want to raise attention on the situation we find quite worrying. guest: the words of the german ambassador. are we going to see a similar statement coming from the whole security council, read out by the president of the council, which, from this month, the last few days, has been kuwait? that is not clear. it is really not clear whether all of the security council are so critical of the transitional military counsel at this stage, whether the three african members of the security council, where they stand, they have certainly in the past have said that the african union should take the lead on this issue, but
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the african union had endorsed the previous timeline for the handover to civilian control. the military council has now dismissed. also, where, for example, does russia stand, which has put out some noises, some diplomats suggesting they are quite favorable to the transition to the military council, and, remember, very complicated regional dynamics, with countries like the united arab emirates and saudi arabia, we know, having been in close contact with the military in khartoum. thank you very much, indeed. ♪ the u.s. president has promised a phenomenal trade deal for a post->> it -- a post-brexuit britain during his second day. thee was friction's with chinese telecom company --
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frictions with the chinese telecom company huawei. occasion, a this meeting far more low-key, the u.s. president alongside the prime minister on the verge of stepping down. fore minister theresa may: the past years, we have had the privilege of being the latest guardians of this privilege and profound friendship between our countries. reporter: there was no avoiding is at, and donald trump big fan. president trump: i would say it would happen and probably should happen. this is a great, great country, and it wants its own identity. it wants to have its own borders. it wants to run its own affairs, and i think it deserves a special place. reporter: in contention, the role of the chinese telecom giant in building the 5g
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and presidenti, trump seemed to brush the idea aside, saying there will be an agreement, leaving it to ms. may's successor. popular,de his views support for the environment minister, also a front runner, said he did not know very well, and there was talk of a one on one meeting. if the former reality tv star was back, auditioning candidates, this time for the job a british prime e minister. on the business end of this british state visit, president trump was best at home around the table, talking deals. national health service, he said later, should be part of future trade talks. president trump: look, i think everything with the trade deal is on the table. when you're dealing with trade,
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everything is on the table. glamour ofesides the the state visit, the lavish attention of royalty, rate britain, once a strategic partner, is to this president a deal waiting to be done. al jazeera, london. anchor: domestically in the u.k., there is major concern about trump's comments about the national health service being up for negotiation in any future trade deal. just an hour later, he seemed to roll his comments. president trump: somebody asked me a question today, and i said, "everything is up for negotiation," because everything is, but that is something i would not consider trade. that is not trade. severalearlier, thousand antitrust protesters marched against his visit. against --ssed it dismissed it, saying he saw
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cheering crowds. reporter: it was a carnival of resistance, elements of performance as well as protest. as characterssed from the "handmade's tale." some were settled. toething simply too profane show on television, and even trump impersonators. impersonator: a deal to end the shutdown. reporter: the baby trump was back, and then "dump trump" made its debut this year. >> i am ashamed of this country for inviting him and treating him with dignity. >> to be able to welcome somebody who is sort of a nouveau fascist. reporter: meeting the prime minister, the stage had been set up to host several high-profile
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speakers. look around this crowd. look around this crowd. we are young, black, disabled, lgbt, the whole wonderful mosaic of diversity and inclusion that we represent in this demonstration today. reporter: there were isolated confrontations between protesters and some local pro contained.kly a degree of outrage, and certainly the numbers on this protest are a fraction of the two hundred 50,000 who turned out when president trump last came to london -- fraction of out when00 who turned president last came to london. anti-fascists. aboutsked by journalists the protests outside, president trump claimed to have seen only cheering supporters.
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the demonstration, he said, was a small protest, and the media attention of it fake news. president trump: i did not see any protest. i did see a protest, very small, so a lot of it is fake news, i hate to say, but we saw a lot of people waving the american flag. it was tremendous spirit and love. reporter: protesters being kept back from the entourage, but oblivious in the course of doing , it could only have been the cause of the remarkable soundproofing of his official limousine. paul brennan, al jazeera, london. anchor: still had this half hour, a report from the camp in northern syria, where thousands of people are facing eviction. in the case of the u.s. navy special forces soldier that is raising big questions about donald trump undermining the u.s. military. ♪
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♪ >> hello. snow in new south wales, also in parts of queensland, with some real cold and arctic air, a bit of a feature, daytime highs about 12 in melbourne, not much better in adelaide, only 21 in the tropics, in tropical queensland, which seems to be still on t the low side. the average is about 27 breen pulled in perth, the sun is out, and clouds creeping in all of the time. it has not changed very much on the right-hand side of australia. and coldhas clouds, air still around the circulation. you would think it would be tumbling, with more from the tropics here, and this is what
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looks like a pretty wet day, to be honest forget the whole of newfoundland looks wet on thursday. you willgrees here, notice. a change of fortunes of what falls out of the sky on thursday. wellington about 13. i think you know which city will feel rather better. ♪ ♪ top stories here on al jazeera, protest organizers in the sudan say at least 10 people killed from gunfire by security forces, at least 50 people killed in total since the crackdown by a paramilitary group began on monday. donald trump has promised a
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phenomenal trade you for a postbrexit britain on the second day of his state visit. thousands of people demonstrated against trump in london, but the president calls reports fake news. tens of thousands of people across the world have commemorated the 30th anniversary of china's brutal crackdown on student protesters in tiananmen square, but not in china, where any mention of the matter is banned. they hold public commemorations. nearly 200say thousand people attended a night visual. our reporter. -- attended the night visual. the story told again and again to remember the time when the people in china rose up, calling for more democracy, only to be brutally put down by the chinese government. the people just forget about it.
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and to tell the next generation. reporter: 30 years ago, a democracy activist given the job of giving money to the protesters in tiananmen square. >> on june 4, i was at tiananmen square. the people told me that the army is coming in. go away, go away, tell the world the truth. we have to block the army, and they did. and what happened was the tanks were rolling in, people being shot at. we do not know how many people died. thatter: it is an account will not be retold in mainland china. china, censors have stepped up their policing of media, and police detained activists as a precaution, but in hong kong, it is a very different atmosphere. >> in recent years, there was a sense that this vigil had lost
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momentum. it had become tradition, lighting candles to mark a point in history, but this year, many say there is a new sense of urgency, with china tightening its grip on the city like never before. people say they want to speak out before it is too late. reporter: and a proposed extradition law, if passed, allowing people to be tried by judges in mainland china. >> china, right? who has the trust, or, for that matter, confidence in the chinese judiciary, china, where there is no fair trial? there is no human treatment of suspects. reporter: this is the only chinese territory where such a demonstration against the communist leadership in beijing takes place, but amid the singing and chanting and calls for democracy, a question on many peoples minds, how much longer will the people of hong kong be able to express their dissent so openly?
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hong kong. saysr: the united nations fighters in syria are now using the food supply as a weapon of war. crops were set alight. burning in northwestern syria. it is a region where the army, backed by russia, is battling rebels in their last major stronghold. this comes as thousands of internally displaced people in northern syria have been threatened with eviction. our reporter. reporter: this is one of the many camps that the syrian internally displaced people would find refuge after the syrian regime intensified its bombardment in the province, a province mainly in the southern cities and towns, and there are nearly 1005 hundred civilians residing in this camp, --
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150,000 civilians residing here. they have blankets and some other materials that they can have. they are telling us that, their city was bombarded, and it was only their clothing and a few blanking's that -- blankets that they could take with them, and they ran away from their home to the turkish border here to find refuge. the situation is very dire in the camp. hygiene is a huge problem here. as you can see here, they have a water problem, as well, in this is being used for washing they also are soaked in drinking water, as well. there was aid only during the month of ramadan, one meal a day, and not enough for the 300 families living in the camp. >> look at our conditions.
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we want tents. we want to supplies. we are sitting in all of groves. we are waiting for help from the international community. >> it is very bad. there is garbage around us, insects, and a lot of disease. children are sick. some have given birth year. our men are on the front line. we do not have them here. as muslims, we cannot behave properly here. >> some of the camp are mainly women and children, and they are suffering from diarrhea, and they have no access to the hospitals, and some people die because the ambulances do not ofk them up, and the owner this land is telling those 300 families in this camp to move out as soon as the islamic feast ends, and they tell us, they have no idea where to go. we are hearing that the local
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government here, the local administration here, is making preparations for them, and some up's are trying to move their supplies for the people in case an attack happens, but, in short, these people are left vulnerable here. in the an ebola outbreak congo has 2000 cases and is picking up speed. the world health organization has called it a sad and frustrating milestone. ebola has killed many in the region, and the out rate declared in august -- the outbreak declared in august is the second largest in history. distrust made it difficult for aid agencies to fight the disease. the u.s. special forces soldier accused of committing murders from iraq has been released from detention pending court-martial,
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one of several soldiers accused of crimes in war zones, up for presidential pardon by president trump. report from washington, d.c., with concerns that trump is -- a report from washington, d.c., with concerns that trump is undermining the military. reporter: irregularities in the investigation. last week, a judge ordered a man released from confinement at the base, where he is being held pending a trial. in recent months, a number of prominent figures have joined the campaign for a pardon, among them a californian, a congressman, who said he also was guilty of abusing enemy soldiers when serving as a marine. >> i am guilty of it, too. taking a picture with a body and saying something stupid. >> they are not criminals. they are warriors. reporter: fox news news and others calling for a pardon,
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having support for gallagher and a number of others can view -- accused or convicted of war crimes. president trump has been listening. president trump: some of these soldiers are people who have fought hard and long. you know, we teach them how to be great fighters, and then when they fight, sometimes they get really treated very unfairly. reporter: reports and the pentagon reveal a deep level of concern about the impact of such pardons would have on the established chain of command. a retired general and former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, dempsey, sent out an unprecedented wheat, warning them against further pardons. the wholesaleice, pardon of u.s. service members accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we do not take the law of armed conflict seriously, he says. another pardon and a possible
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presidential consideration involves even more than chain of command issues. the security guards convicted of killing 14 iraqis in what the prosecution said was indiscriminate fire on a civilian crowd in iraq in september 2007. they were employed by the black water company, led at the time by air prince, a declared friend to the president and brother of education secretary betsy devos. of a is another instance pardon disrupting the system, only this time, it is the federal system, who has already convicted and sentenced. pardons among a significant portions among the president trump conservative base, but the critics say it is not then he should listen to. rather, they say, he should hear the commanders of the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who follow an established chain of command. mike hanna, al jazeera, washington. anchor: tens of thousands of
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people have hit the streets of the czech capital, prague, demanding their billionaire prime minister step down. it is one of the largest demonstrations since they ended communist rule in 1989. protesters are angry at the prime minister over alleged conflicts of interest involving 2.2 business empire and a $ million eu subsidy. they want him to face trial and an inquiry, saying his company may have benefited illegally. the mexican president is proposing to decriminalize all the illegal narcotics to try to achieve what so far has proved impossible, ending the violent war with drug cartels. part of our special coverage marking six months since he took over, our correspondent examined the president's plan. reporter: this consists of about one dozen.
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they are being grown in a spare bedroom in an apartment near downtown mexico city. the grower, we will call him has asked us to hide his identity, and these plants he says are only for personal consumption. grow my ownreason i plants is that i do not want to be involved in drug trafficking, and i do not want people to know i am smoking. reporter: mexico city has some of the most relaxed marijuana laws in the country, but it is still illegal to buy or sell the drug. the mexican president' is national development fund, a strategy of reducing violence, seeks to legalize marijuana use. the plan calls for an end of prohibition, but not just for marijuana, all drugs. >> simply legalizing drugs will reduce violence in the country, those who say that have no idea what they are talking about. reporter: clearly not everyone is on board with the idea.
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in fact, even experts that agree that a drastic change in drug policy is needed often say the same thing, that the president's proposed strategy lacks any kind of strategy at all. >> the problem is when you have to do something like this, you have to be really clear about what you try to legalize, how you want to legalize, with whom you try to address the problem, youmuch it will cost what try to explain or try to address by the health system. reporter: another controversial aspect of the legalization plan is ending a partnership between the u.s. and mexicico
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claudette zepeda-wilkins: american is a relative term. what is american? personally i think the border is, you know, just a speed bump in between two countries. as a child, i think we took tj for granted not because it was a different country to me. to me, it was just like, "oh, it's just tj. it's where the other half of my family lives." and even if i i was in tj my entire lilife, being this far n north,u aare sort ofof removed f from te other parts of f mexico and the cultuture. youu're mexica b but you don'n't really know. my last restauranant was mexica,


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