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and i'm jane dutton this is the news live from coming up in the next sixty minutes after iraq's kurds vote to see the government in baghdad turns up the pressure. u.s. defense secretary and nato secretary general arrive in kabul trying to sell a new afghan policy that may not be all that new. guilty verdict thailand's former prime minister yingluck shinawatra is sentenced to five years in prison for corruption plus. a strong show of force from south africa's largest workers' union the number one demand president jacob zuma must go. to. the kurdish regional governments transport minister has rejected a demand from iraq to relinquish control of its airports baghdad says it will ban international flights from landing in kurdish regional airports from friday it
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follows monday's succession vote unofficial estimates say the referendum has passed earlier russia called on iraqi and kurdish leaders to avoid pursuing actions that may further destabilize the region get more now from how to go home a joining us live from erbil how did you think iraq will go through with these threats. well actually just moments ago did you rocky civil aviation authorities said it had notified international airlines that it will be suspending all flights international flies from fifteen hundred g.m.t. on friday prime minister said from twelve hundred g.m.t. and now we also are seeing reports but i cannot confirm that yet at least one airline middle east which is the lebanese carrier has actually announced that it was stopping all flights on friday until the situation is solved and
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what might solving that situation be hard i mean it seems they did say to to go ahead with what the referendum has promised. it is a very complicated situation and then you also have men muzzled. the iraqi prime minister who have to also have. hold their ground at this stage. angered that the kurds have went have gone ahead with this non-binding referendum. calling talking about starting decision procedures starting negotiations with baghdad and those would be extremely difficult because they would have to talk about things like sharing the oil revenues specially from feels like it would have to talk about border drawing and all of that the prime minister has to also and he has said that he would never allow the disintegration of iraq to separate and of any piece of land of this country is
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a very very difficult situation but you do have an international community who is very worried has another priority specially do us which is the war against. security cooperation between the two sides which is absolutely vital you know just this morning you had attacking. a few villages south west of ramadi in the provinces and from what we understand from our sources on the ground it took control of these villages extremely complicated situation to deal with we still have time for these border closures pre-announce by the by the iraqi prime minister another two days to go will there be any negotiations ongoing according to the kurdish transport minister yes he is having talks at the moment with baghdad trying to solve the situation he said that it would it would really tantamount to collective punishment if that really happened so all this is happening at the
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moment while the electoral commission actually still has not announced any initial results. that should happen later on and after that i think we're going to hear some comments from the kurdish authorities they might be bold and by their results because everybody expects a result but they have to be careful in what they say in any public announcement because of the risk of. and putting. prime minister. thank you a woman has died in a rocket attack near the airport in afghanistan's capital kabul just hours after u.s. defense secretary james mattis arrived for a visit to children were injured but this is what's nato chief follows u.s. president donald trump's pledge to send more american troops afghan security forces are struggling to defeat the taliban he has been on the offensive since the u.s.
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led nato comeback troops withdrew in two thousand and fourteen we will suffocate any hope that al qaida or. kani or the taliban here winning by killing i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement we welcome those who commit to a peaceful future for afghanistan we support an afghan led reconciliation is the solution to this conflict and the sooner the taliban recognizes they cannot win with the sooner the killing will end and the call went out to the strategy of america and nato is now clear and general mattis has decided that they will say new troops to afghanistan other members of nato as has been requested by secretary general will take part in training and supporting. that's how the ban and other terrorist groups have used up people as human shields i've instructed all our
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security forces that during the operations they have to protect the lives of civilians. thailand's former prime minister yingluck shinawatra has been jailed for five years for corruption she was convicted of negligence of a rice subsidy plan government set up before she was toppled in a coup in two thousand and fourteen the scheme to help farmers lost billions of dollars. wasn't in court to hear the verdict as she fled the country has passed away and her is covering the story in bangkok weigh in tell us more about the verdict and the response to that. yes jane well it was certainly a very long time coming it took the nine supreme court judges four hours to read the verdict ultimately as you say she was sentenced. to five years in jail and found guilty of negligence for her role in the rice pledging scheme the maximum penalty for this negligent act was ten years in jail she's only been given five
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years not a great deal of an explanation so far from the judges as to why she was only given five years other than the overriding theme of this charge and ultimately this conviction was that she did not benefit from the corrupt activities involved in this rise pledging scheme directly she was aware of them and that's why she's been found guilty she was aware that certain deals involved in this scheme were not right and therefore she was convicted but only five years when she could have been given ten as you say she was not in court she was not in court either on august the twenty fifth when the verdict was supposed to be read out she had fled the country came out soon after that some two days before that original court date when what sort of impact do you think this is likely to have she is still very popular. yes she is still very popular as is her brother was another form
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a thai prime minister who was removed in a coup in two thousand and six himself sentenced to two years in jail for abusing his power and he lives in self-imposed exile certainly the rare reaction outside court from handful of supporters that showed up to hear the verdict they were saddened and disappointed but quite possibly they expected that they would be a guilty verdict and some sort of jail term handed down because the signs were there on that date of august twenty fifth that we mentioned there were other cases brought before the court that day of the verdicts handed down a former cabinet minister for example in government was given forty two years for deals involved in the rice pledging scheme a rice exporter was given forty eight years so all indications were that she was going to be found guilty even though as i say there was no indication that she was directly benefiting from this scheme it's unlikely that we're going to see any mass mobilization of support from people who backed the wants and their party even
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though they are going to be extremely disappointed with this verdict because really since the coup in two thousand and fourteen that removed government from office the military has to clamp down quite strongly on any sort of dissent and political opposition so it's very difficult for them to mobilize support in the form of protests on the streets and things like that thank you wayne. wrangle refugees who've escaped a military crackdown and men mark using the army of raping women and girls government denies the claims but has refused to allow international observers to investigate four hundred eighty thousand reindeer fled to bangladesh in the past month. from critical long in bangor that. two sisters twenty five year old me and twenty two year old aziza share their story of escape from me and my both say they were raped by soldiers. the
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military they murdered our parents even our sisters they took us to the jungle they pushed us down on the ground there were two of them they raped me and then i became unconscious. some people came and rescued us and took us to a group of people who were going to cross the river to bangladesh but they wouldn't take us in the boat as we had no money we told them either you kill us or take us with you. it's estimated that more than a third of nearly half a million refugees who arrived in bangladesh in the past month are women and young girls i met survivors myself who've told me their harrowing stories about how one gang raped and killed in front of her how one was raped and then a baby was killed in front of her they have experienced its extreme amount of pain fled some have walked for days not even if you say trauma it's an understatement
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they are severely traumatized it is of course impossible to verify the stories we've been told but. hearing this sort of testimony every day now is this vast population of refugees slowly gains access to health and counseling services but despite the best efforts of aid agencies the task of reaching all those in need is nowhere near complete the sisters have had no direct help. we are young girls where can we go we don't have anything left they killed everyone my sister and i are alive. whether or not sexual violence is being used as a weapon against the fleeing is something that may be proven in time when dissident and sang suchi was fighting for democracy in myanmar she's on record as saying that rape was used systematically by the army against minorities now as the country's
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leader she's had nothing to say about the latest allegations nor has her government granted access to international agencies to investigate jonah how al-jazeera bangladesh. said. that about grand is in charge with dealing with the rehang is is addressing the situation now he's live in geneva let's listen in to hear what he has to say what he's found out about this existing camp that has been managed by u.n. chair for many years. really the first order of business the first challenge is to get people out of the mud and the despair in which they are finding themselves now into a place where organized relief can be provided i was happy that contrary to what happened in previous influxes in bangladesh the government the prime minister
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herself whom i met in new york last week decided did this time there would be a registration of new york the government has already started doing that and unit share is providing assistance to try to improve the quality and type of data that is being collected that will be very important to provide more to organize better the distributions of food and other relief items but it will be also very important if eventually like has been the case in previous influxes there will be return of people voluntary return of people to to me m r now this is the big question it is clear that as it is very clear that the cause of this crisis is in myanmar but the solution of this crisis also lies in myanmar like me once again as many other colleagues have done as the secretary general has done let me
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try to rate the urgent call to the authorities in myanmar to stop violence in for violence to stop in in kind state the northern rakhine state and. when that happens and conditions stabilize. we have to start thinking about solutions it is also very important that the access off united nations humanitarian organizations in north america be reestablished immediately as you know. the u.n. has been. prevented from carrying out the work that it used to do before the twenty fifth of august to help the communities in northern iraq i that has been entrusted to the red cross. in a interim move but the red cross it's have has had many problems accessing the areas where needs are the greatest so that has to really resume we have maintained
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presence u.n.h.c.r. the world food program have maintained international presence also in northern iraq going but people have been confined to the compound without being able to organize and distribute aid and to visit those most affected by the violence of the last few weeks. like i said back to bangladesh the important thing is to get people in places where they can assist be assisted more easily that will also be a temporary solution. seen cities most likely that return will be we take time. if it happens if violence stops it will be important also to find in the medium term suitable solutions for the people that are in bangladesh i proposed to the government that we form some technical committee to discuss the
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various options that have been on the table you must have read about an island but there are in reality many different options. which the bangladesh government is is studying and understandably they're not easy and there have made been made more difficult by this influx and by the increase in numbers we also have to think about the local communities that have been very affected not only in terms of epidemics which of course will concern both but also in terms of helping them sustain that the the or. confront the new the new situation and. i'll stop there just to say that you may know that at the beginning of the emergency early september the u.n. put out an appeal for seventy seven million dollars that was really for immediate immediate needs of the first few days in new appeal looking at the next six months
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is being prepared. i can't give you a figure but it will be issued i guess in the next few days and you in a chair he's participating in the preparation of that appeal. threat of a grandeur from the u.n.h.c.r. speaking in geneva about the situation he says the cause of this crisis and the solution of this crisis is in me and ma and he needs the authorities to stop the violence and aid agencies must also be allowed to carry on their work they said they're also going to get together the next week or so to discuss the best way to deal with refugees in bangladesh and think of the local communities in terms of the epidemics and confronting the new situation. in south africa tens of thousands of people are taking part in
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a nationwide strike against government corruption and unemployment it's being led by the largest workers' union and a branch of the ruling african national congress which says the party is suffering from leadership failures the trade union has threatened to shut down the country as it marches on city halls banks and the chamber of mines it's demanding president jacob zuma step down and vest a geisha into state corruption and a page joins me now from johannesburg tania because saga has one point eight million members right about that but how powerful is it politically. it's quite an extraordinary membership to think about i would say really just a fraction of those members out on the streets of south africa today it is important politically but i don't think it says that influential it once more as it would like to be at least if you like the saudis and examining the alliance with
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c.b.s. national congress and south african communist vote it's a c.p. and to some to. been calling for the removal of president jacob zuma they say under the option has become endemic through the state and do business in this country and the fact that that hasn't happened he tells you a lot about little of influence i think it has a real test to will be at the end of the year when they see goes to an elective conference to replace president jacob zuma here we've seen activists handing out these little tags promoting the man they want to succeed president jacob zuma the current deputy so that if they succeed in that i think we'll have sort of more of an idea of just how influential this outreach continues to be because i know it's noisy there but i'm going to try to push on tanya the. main message is obviously corruption but one of the other issues that they were raising other than getting rid of jacob zuma. corruption is really
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that the pinnacle of it if you like and from bad to saying that many other issues that affect not only workers but the south africans the land they wanted interstate capture that's a term that people use here to refer to sort of influence by private business and private individuals on government on the president himself which critics say have made to be awarding a lucrative state contracts that should be going to particular companies they want and aim to maybe brokering which is the practice of some companies sort of out soon saying the source of all of their workers which leads to low wages and softly argues they want an increase in the number of jobs being created because as i see it under this blanket corruption which it said cost south africa about two billion dollars every year that means that there is less growth missed money goes into basic services and that affects africans but it particularly of course the poor at
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a time when unemployment is at a thirteen year high and when property is also increasing given that tanya page live in johannesburg they have a drivers are marching in london against the company's working conditions the firm is facing major setbacks in the u.k. its license to operate was not renewed in london over customers safety concerns and an employment appeal tribunals ruling is forcing it to give drivers a minimum wage holiday and sick pay them and take its drivers are self employed and is appealing against both decisions that it isn't just having problems in the u.k. the firm is putting out of canada's quebec province it will stop operations next month due to new regulations the new rules require drivers to undergo thirty five hours of training and have criminal back. checks validated by the local police instead of the party's. government to reconsider but the provinces transport minister says the new rules on up for negotiation joining us now is nixon aka
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lecturer in digital economy with king's college london very good to have you with us it seems that is facing many challenges on many different fronts in many different areas will it survive. well if we look at it actually it has never made a profit nuber is losing a lot to me to live last about three billion dollars the first quarter this year lost about seven hundred million dollars so i think financially in a very precarious position even before we start talking about the sort of regulation issues because it's been chipping away through the venture capitalist cash that's there hasn't it say eventually that will dry up yeah well that's exactly what they're looking for more money right now from a venture capitalist but again this is going to run out at some point and i think this is the real sort of long term or even medium term issue is how much money is it going to be able to access before it runs out do you think technology has made
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it easier to exploit people using it as a good example. i think it has made it a bit easier but i think it's quite important also know that what we were is doing is not actually all that new in terms of employment relations so number of construction workers for instance are on a sort of similar situation you know whether or not they're self employed whether or not they're actually employees of the company so i think there's a sort of long tradition of exploiting workers through these sorts of legal loopholes just seems to have basically used to use technology to sort of supersize this exploitation right we've got a new face to the management public it seems to be different not so the posts but are there any other changes that you are expecting to come from there that might change the dynamics. story changes from where the management.
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has been with a new c.e.o. has been a bit more apologetic about a situation i think with london is far too big of a market for them to just give up on. sort of see the decision recently as a negotiation tactic i expect if you were is going to they will try to appeal but eventually they're going to accept the sort of demands of file will start looking after customer safety more and i fully expect you will be back and running in london when you have transport for london which has the technology doesn't it to to step in do you think they might well members technology is actually quite simple to copy to produce itself i think it be a great of the decided that actually what we really need is a publicly own version of this would bring in revenue for t f l it would allow them to regulate in terms of customer safety in terms of minimum wage for workers but
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also in terms of the environmental impacts of congestion within london so i think for all these sorts of reasons a publicly owned uber something it should be looking into interesting nick good to talk to thank you. the u.s. is imposing sanctions on twenty six people and nine banks with links to north korea some of ties to china increase sanctions followed donald trump's warning that war between the united states and north korea would be devastating for kim jong un can really help it has more from the white house the top administration is continuing to put pressure on north korea at a joint press conference here in the white house rose garden appearing alongside the spanish prime minister donald trump was asked about the statements by north korea's foreign minister that effectively the united states had declared war on north korea donald trump did not back down saying he will exercise the military option if necessary if we take that option it will be devastating i can tell you that devastating for north korea that's called the military option you had various
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administrations many administrations which left me a mess but i'll fix the mess the u.s. is also putting pressure on north korea financially the treasury department on tuesday and now it's a new round of economic sanctions against twenty six individuals with ties to north korea's financial industry as well as eight north korean banks the u.s. says that those banks are closely linked to north korea's nuclear weapons program. and a few moments we'll have the weather with rob standing by just ahead on al jazeera kenya's electoral commission hold talks with both sides ahead of the rerun of the country's presidential election just look at how a chance discovery has revealed a brand new work by one of the world's most popular authors more than a century after his death. and the reigning m l b champions the chicago cubs chaotic against the st louis cardinals action coming up and.
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from the waves. to the contours of the east. hello i have a story of more flooding in china for you know this may not be surprising if you're talking a month ago but this late in the year it's not that usual further north of our in. significant rain some damage and rivers flowing well beyond almost their capacity as a earlier in the you would be surprised but now it is a little late in the year and it's been a persistent lot of rain stretched as far east as shanghai right back to sichuan and it's still raining in this general area we expect it to for a bit longer you can see the cloud here in the top but the whole circulation here sort of suggests an area of high pressure. is in the middle and it's been hot in
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here the sun's just been baking down despite it being september you seem to be right about the fourteen knocked out bodies coming down as you might expect it should do really the same time the rain is staying this line the north is coming back into the south china of course we're talking about a change of season if you look at the rather bigger picture you could. quite easily this is a change in season a line that stretches all the way through china at her superior and back down towards india this side of it it's relatively cold i will turn much colder this is still a humid and warm stuff as ever slowly. the weather sponsored by cattle and place. to live life to the full. i have very limited sight. but i can distinguish objects big and small and realize their ambitions. but also. because america.
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and again you're watching al-jazeera man of our top stories this hour the kurdish regional government in iraq has rejected a demand to relinquish control of its airports baghdad says it will ban international flights from landing from friday unofficial results show nearly ninety percent of kurds voted yes for secession from iraq in a referendum on monday. u.s. defense secretary is in afghanistan where he's told president funny that american nato forces won't abandon afghans to the taliban and other armed groups james mattis is visiting kabul with nato chief but. the former prime minister of thailand has been sentenced in the absence to five years in prison for corruption. fled the country last month the first ever female thai leader was convicted of negligence for a rice subsidy scheme that cost the government billions. kenya's president
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a who turned opposition leader meeting the electoral commission ahead of next month's rerun of the presidential poll on choose day hundreds of people protested outside the commission's office calling on staff to step down stephanie joins us live from nairobi if we look at the back and forth of the last couple of weeks it's the first time they're getting together what can we expect from this. yes it's the first time that you have both parties now since you will be sitting down with the electoral commission since that supreme court decision to an all the elections it is important because as you mentioned there's been all this back and forth over the last few weeks accusations counter-accusations petitions nor suits filed we need something substantive to move forward because of course there are elections to be held on the twenty sixth of october so at the moment that meeting
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is in recess both sides because the president and the opposition candidate did not appear they sent a sort of their top guys to do the negotiations for them so they're not going back to to relate back what the i.d.c. is saying how prepared they are just to simplify this jane the supreme court gave their final report last week as to what exactly they say went wrong so now the i.p.c.s. something concrete to look at and to come back to at the table to try to negotiate we know the real sticking point here is the opposition who wants reforms at that electoral body they want some of its senior staff to go i asked him durango the main negotiator for the opposition what it is they wanted to go to these elections and there really wasn't much time he said well that's a very complicated question we're going to have to address these complicated issues put all these differences aside to make sure that these elections are held and give kenyans the right democratic right to go back to the polls again you know how do you kenyans feel about it. but i think it really does depend who
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you speak to kenyans. very much politically aware educated and they feel passionate about this you have diehard supporters on each side but i think there is also a feeling that people just want to get this done now the fact a few oss people here they don't really like to talk about it on camera but the economy is suffering and businesses are suffering foreign investment also something that is pretty much being affected by this because it is this sort of air of uncertainty nobody really knows how this is going to play out nobody really knows what's going to happen to these elections if they do it and indeed take place of course is still massive question marks they should but you know whoever loses will be excepted so there is this feeling that people just want to sort of get this over and done with and there is this constant back and forth as we've been saying jane of both parties you know in the media politicians accusing each other sorts of issues you know it can get quite aggressive language but the people yes this is a country relatively on hold at the moment so i think yes people just
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both stephanie to go right for time to do that then. rights groups are welcoming the king of saudi arabia's to create to allow women to drive but they won't be allowed to get behind the wheel for another nine months saudi arabia is any country in the world where woman off from driving john reports. activists like dr mudd have been lobbying for decades for the kingdom of saudi arabia to allow women to drive and instead again. i'm ready my daughter is ready and who says society is ready how much longer can we live in an oppressive society that prevents us from our full rights. by next summer dr mcgee how will be allowed to drive without risking arrest fines and punishment the new policy will allow women to obtain a driver's license without having to ask permission of the husband father or male guardian the kingdom's representative to the united nations talk about the policy during a meeting at the un this is a historic day for saudi society for men and women and we can now
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say at last so you arabia is hoping the policy will help the economy and increased role of women in the workforce as part of the economic reform agenda and the efforts to streamline the amount of money that the state spends on its citizens with diminished oil revenue the idea of including more women into the labor force would definitely help and so driving is is one mechanism to increase women's economic participation in almost any. other activists reacted on social media money shot if is a saudi women's rights advocate who was arrested for posting a video of herself driving in two thousand and eleven to protest the law in a tweet celebrating the decree she used the hash tags women to drive and daring to drive she also said the fight for equality in saudi arabia is far from over i grew up in ultra conservative society the united states also welcomed the move by the
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kingdom where they were happy were happy. happy to hear that if saudi women are now able to drive certainly here in the united states we would certainly welcome that and so i think it's a great step in the right direction for that country. another step that's been lauded by rights activist came over the weekend for the first time women were allowed to enter the king fahd stadium to soul bridge verse three of the kingdom's foundation. the part that i know how to steal the saudi women are able to do anything they respected and have proven themselves and every field they are not so weak as to be contained to one place. the right for women to drive maybe a welcome but some human rights organizations say the kingdom has a long way to go and equal rights for not only women but for minorities like those who are subjected to hate speech and violent attacks bolger dirge on al-jazeera the international police organization interpol has approved palestine's membership
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israel oppose the vote on interpol's general assembly in beijing the solomon islands were also inducted what's been seen as a test of donald trump's political poll the president's chosen candidate for senate seat has lost a runoff election in alabama lisa strange was appointed to fill a vacancy earlier this year but had to stand in a special election to complete the rest of the term he was beaten in the republican primary by roy moore is a former state supreme court judge who's been removed from office twice for defying federal court orders and is heavily republican and will be the favorite to win the seat in the embers general election don trump plans to visit the year's island of puerto rico which has been devastated by hurricane maria the president's been criticized for his lack of sympathy towards islanders and tweeting that they must repay billions of dollars of debt to u.s. banks pretends he reports. widespread shortages and desperation now being reported
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across puerto rico six days after maria hit but at the white house donald trump was congratulatory about the relief efforts everybody has said it's amazing the job that we've done in puerto rico we're very proud of and i'm going there on tuesday and i think we've done a really good job we're continuing to we are literally unloading on an hourly basis water food supplies the federal emergency management agency says it's provided millions of meals liters of water and shelter u.s. navy says it will dispatch a hospital ship to the territory yet amid criticism of the u.s. administration is not acting speedily to help on monday the governor of puerto rico felt he had to remind the mainland but his territories three point four million people were american citizens in fact a recent survey found that forty one percent of americans didn't think they were with a further fifteen percent unsure the speaker of the house of representatives attempted to change that perception this is our country and these are our fellow citizens they need our help and they're going to get our help on tuesday the governor said
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he'd spoken to president trump this was his response when asked whether he thought the president cared about his territory i am confident that he does and i fully expect his support. this effort he has. made that clear to me personally personally so you know and again i want to thank him for acting quickly and some of these things over there also specials that the u.s. is priorities are not just humanitarian work to rico is massively in debt to wall street and don't trust monday night tweets appeared to reassure the bankers that no debts would be forgiven despite the disaster much of the island was destroyed with billions of dollars owed to wall street and the banks which sadly must be dealt with he tweeted in addition questions are being raised as to why the hundred year old jones act isn't being lifted under the u.s. ships and crews can dock in puerto rico with supplies which is long and the price of goods here is far. but on the mainland this also means neighboring countries are
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unable to give direct help no ministration dismissed such concerns here. if you send them in because it has more space for. those types of. bringing its estimate of the put a record will be without electricity for between four to six months the u.s. congress is expected to begin discussing long term relief efforts sometime next month she overturns the al-jazeera. has warned that catalonia would be foolish to separate from spain spain's prime minister is stepping up international efforts to stop next month's independence referendum. trump in washington d.c. to discuss the poll spain says the vote is illegal and is threatening to arrest regional leaders who support it we're dealing with a great great country and it should remain united i've been watching that unfold but it's actually been unfolding for centuries and i think that. nobody knows if
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they could have a vote i think the president would say they're not going to have a vote but i think that the people would be very much opposed to that i can say only speaking for myself i would like to see spain continue to be united right police in chile have confronted demonstrators demanding the government helps and a hunger strike. protests is something i don't march in support of my chip people have refused to eat for almost four months campaigning against the government to regain lost. the opposition venezuela will not attend scheduled talks with the government saying preconditions haven't been met the dominican republic is hosting the meeting with president nicolas some of that is due to its government at least one hundred twenty five people have died in anti-government demonstrations since. of ok and is expected to rock to any day now on the indonesian island of bali there's been hundreds of tremors around the area of mt gung and more than
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seventy thousand people living in villages near the volcano have been evacuated to temperature shelters the last time the mt a gang erupted was fifty four years ago and more than eleven hundred people died step bus and is about ten kilometers from the volcano's base. well i first want to give you a good look around still looking very peaceful but inside there's a lot of stuff going on occasionally we can actually see some white films coming out of the volcano which means that this is. just coming from the pressure and he that's building up inside and not my eyes also now to the surface and that of course has to go through this layer of crust on the top and that will be the beginning of an eruption nobody knows exactly when this is going to happen but as you were saying can a quake so you have to say because it's from our from a means that it's already about to erupt but now these folks are not allowed to
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call it. great they are continuously being filed here a very large one was happening on one day on tuesday it was like four point two on the richter scale which is really significant so a lot of people of course are very worried about what's going to happen twenty seven refugees of left an offshore australian detention center bound for the united states they left the tiny island of nauru which is east of pop warner guinea it's part of a refugee swap deal between australia and form a u.s. plane. didn't record they'll be resettled in arizona texas and new york but the refugees are being charged two thousand five hundred dollars each for their flight to america australia sends asylum seekers who arrive by boat to nauru and mannus island in new guinea where their claims are processed a film festival is perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find on the most heavily defended borders in the world but movie fans have been attracted to the
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demilitarized zone between north and south korea kathy novak explains why to access this film festival you need more than just a ticket civilians must get military permission to enter this area near the border with north korea high security reminding visitors of the tense situation in this part of the world with overseas guests see more worried about this location and they think we're hosting this amid heightened tensions but our festival transcends political ideology. even with the ever increasing nuclear and missile tests from north korea the show must go on organizers trying to add a touch of glamour to opening night screened in the gym of an old u.s. base the feature film old marine boy tells the story of a former north korean soldier who defected across the sea border to south korea and his struggles to support his family. risking his life every day as
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a compression diver because he feels discrimination against people from north korea prevents him from finding other work some of the movies give viewers a look inside the country that is just a few kilometers away from here but out of reach for the south korean audience filmmakers have gone into north korea to tell people stories and even follow a foreign rock band. liberation day is the somewhat bizarre tale of the slovenian band lie back the first rock band to ever perform in north korea it's one of more than one hundred documentaries being screened with the theme of peace and reconciliation. bringing a sense of hope there we saw more open access to north korea information and that we can do more and more exchanges and bring peace to the korean peninsula in old marine boy the central character of the host says he will never forget the night when he crossed the border and wonders if he'll live to see the day when the koreas
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become one country and he can return to his hometown kathy novak al-jazeera camp grieves near the d.m.z. . is ending its one hundred forty character limit and giving twice as much space to a tweet the social media site decided to change after analyzing how much space different languages used to say the same thing increased to two hundred eighty characters is currently an experiment but likely to be rolled out to all use as soon u.k. labor party leader jeremy called. enjoys a surge in popularity as he prepares to address his party's annual conference in the next hour labor gain strength in june general election policies critical of prime minister to resign may's approach to brecht's at negotiations but it too remains divided over its vision for britain's future outside. the fans of one of america's most famous authors can look forward to a new book even though mock twain died one hundred seven years ago the creator of
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huckleberry finn and tom sawyer also write notes for a bedtime story which modern day with as a finally published christensen has a story of poor boy along with his animal friends finds himself on a quest to rescue a kidnapped prince it's a character conceived by the american literary icon mark twain but brought to life more than one hundred years after his death the journey of this children's book starts here in hartford connecticut this house was where the major creative period of mark twain's life happens this is where the author whose real name was samuel clemens honed his craft writing the adventures of tom sawyer huckleberry finn and the prince in the popper his home was a place for imagination and creativity and his daughters encouraged him to tell them stories on an almost nightly basis and every story had to be different and if
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any element of any story seemed to be the same as an earlier one he had to go back and start over again think of what that does to your creative process as a storyteller that you have to come up with something brand new on an almost nightly basis the prolonging of prince oleo margarine comes from a long clemens family tradition of telling bedtime stories it's based on a fairy tale he first told his daughters in paris one that the authors hope will continue to resonate with children for generations to come. the story was just sixteen pages of twain's handwritten scribbles when it was discovered in the archives several years ago the husband and wife duo philip in aaron stead were tasked with turning twain's unfinished notes into a full children's book it wasn't necessarily our job to please mark twain it was actually our job to please mark twain's daughters because that was who the story was for originally when he was telling it the stead's had to make a few critical choices along the way one of the most notable illustrating the
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protagonist is black the simple answer is that that's who i saw when i was thinking of the story a lot of a lot of people are sort of suggesting that twain wouldn't have made that choice that character wouldn't be a person of color in tweens original vision i would argue that maybe it would have been an eight hundred seventy nine but anybody who studied tween knows that tween. changed radically from the beginning of his career to the end of his career perhaps that's why his insights on american life remain as relevant as ever a literary tradition has modern co-writers hope to continue christian salumi al-jazeera hartford connecticut. still ahead on now is there a buy in munich gets ready to face one of europe's hottest strike is in the champions league those details in sports.
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charges for to santa. a day no real madrid are back to their winning ways on tuesday maybe hold it hold us beat them and in the us a chance because they it was the ninth time in five years that the two sides went head to head with bell opened the scoring which christiane arnaldo then added to total and pulled one back but another from arnaldo gave a real comfortable lead that he won was the final result as madrid go top of group h. we score and i made one and all the players have understood very well the match especially in our pressing and get it i think it was vital to take control of the ball against the moment and we did it specially in the first shot that we played great football in the possession of the ball. there are still four games to play. and we'll try to win them but this won't be easy first we have to play twice against and then we've
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got a look at the results of the game of real madrid against tottenham but it's clear when there are two teams at the top of the table with six points each and we have zero points then and that's of course a big difference. portal also beat monaco three n.l. and what was a rematch of the two thousand and four final matches to city run out to know when as against the tide honest today would be tough tough tough a real test of course i know that so the people we don't watch though green lake so the people there are going to but always play in the champions league for the long long time ago and always they have a good players you have the seven eight brazilian guys in all of them they are good good good quality so it was good i'm so happy today is one of the happiest days because we beat a tough team a real tough to. get continues on wednesday when german times by munich visit big
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spending. while the german club will face a determined who now believe they're worthy of a place at european football's top table the french club smashed the world transfer record during the previous transfer window to bringing the brazilian strike any amount and have had something of a start to the to their bones league campaign we didn't start at the top but only they begin to go this is on and so. will be important game tomorrow not the size of. prestigious game of course we want to show our best we want to try to win . and we want to try to be the first place dog of the group. they say that this team is serious but the players over the past few years and this year it's a step toward having the opportunity to be one of the candidates to win the champions league it's a process but for the other teams we're now a sporting enemy that's why they speak about this team now also on the eventis will
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host greek side olympiacos barcelona help across the portuguese border to play sporting just a united are in russia to face moscow and chelsea will be away i thought. and ahead of that game some business has been wrapped up between both clubs athletico have completed resigning of diego costa from chelsea well he won't have a future in the matter cannot be registered for the league until january first when the club's transfer ban and forward rejoins the club having scored fifty nine goals in one hundred twenty games and won. titles with chelsea along with in the cup. four players that have been inducted into the wall the gold hall of fame class of twenty seventeen. and davis love the third the players were honored for their achievements one places were no mexican goal for had ever gone as she had
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a three year stretch of twenty one victories and two majors was now known as was it was a must as champion the two time order of merit winner in europe and a member of nine ryder cup teams and the winning captain of another. legend gentle to be inducted into the world golf hall of fame with the greatest golfers of all time is truly another drink come true today is not all about myself it's about the people being part of my journey from my school teachers to the members of the golf courses i've been associated with. to the european to the p.g.a. tour of america and to tours around the world my fellow professionals my sponsors my fans my friends i thank you all. missed the chance to seal the national league central division on tuesday they lost three guesses that louis cardinals fellows were already five one up by the second inning the cubs came back so they reduced
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the deficit to just one in eighth inning but in the end the cardinals one eight seven. and the american east leading red sox were also upset on tuesday they were beaten by the toronto blue jays who are bottom of division six four. and that's it for me dane thanks very much for the president will be here next to take over for me thanks for watching.
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