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the nation to its core and exposed to hundreds of court official. brides just to show the most good movie t one s. sometimes take a spot in a difference to blow up a personal part these judicial too much as. i come out of my car in an exclusive documentary al-jazeera examines the man's extraordinary battle for justice in donna at this time. this is al-jazeera. and i'm jane ducking this is the news live from doha coming up in the show the kurdish regional government electoral committee says it will announce initial
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results of this is session referendum this hour we are live in bill. guilty verdict the supreme court in thailand sentences former prime minister yingluck shinawatra five years in prison for corruption. landmark decision saudi arabia will allow women to drive for the first time starting next year plus. a show of force from south africa's largest workers' union its main demand president jacob zuma must. be expecting the fischel results from monday's session referendum in northern iraq kurdish region any minute now an official estimates say kurds have voted yes there have been scenes of celebration in some areas but tensions are high rock in turkey . forces have been conducting military drills near the kurdish border the
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referendum was held the spider there despite their objections and those of syria and iran a bill has rejected a demand from iraq to relinquish control of its airports to iraqi authorities baghdad says it will ban international flights from landing in kurdish airports from friday unless regional leaders backed down russia has called for talks between the two sides while france warns a kurdish declaration of independence would trigger a crisis is good morning from what our goal has made joining us live from. we are expecting results within the next hour talk us through how it's going to work and what we're waiting for. well we're actually waiting for the electoral commission to give initial results but those will be very indicative of the final results have until. tomorrow to give the final results we do have some figures
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turnout somewhere hovering between seventy two to seventy five percent. eighty percent very high. around sixty four percent but that's the turnout among the kurds. and arabs there have actually boycotted the vote. there bill and then you have a bit less. so the. political parties were against the timing of the referendum. commission within the next half hour to forty five minutes if the result is yes what sort of impact is it likely to have we've already had threats and warnings. but i think the result. will be. and that's probably why.
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harsh statements coming out of baghdad and the regional countries because that's sort of a given at this point now what happens next is the big question we've heard and we've reported about you know steps taken. would be the deadline that's looming for the airports of. airports inside the kurdish region a deadline of friday fifteen hundred g.m.t. to suspend international flights only domestic flights with an operating from their own now after that it's very difficult because. for example prime minister. he's again spoke there and he again said that this vote was. actually called on the kurds to cancel the results of the river and the business something that they could simply call and do they would be an. uproar in this part
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of the country we also heard from the prime minister the kurdish prime minister and he was saying why do you go why is everyone asking why we went with the referendum why is the one asking the question what led us to reach a point he says that kurds have legitimate fears they don't feel part of iraq. by the central government in baghdad and it's been going on for quite a while so certainly the days ahead are a source of concern for many people you speak to especially the parliament is calling for iraqi troops to enter this so-called disputed. city of kirkuk which is the most contested city between the two parts i suspect i'll be speaking to you within the next soon as we start getting some of those results that i saw as taken thirty iraqi federal police officers hostage in ramadi after attacks on
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government controlled areas fighting remains in the city despite security forces retaking it from the group nearly two years ago last week iraqi forces launched offensives against the last major eisel strongholds near the syrian border and around the northern town of how we. 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 mattresses tour with nato chief u.n. stoltenberg follows u.s. president donald trump's pledge to send more american troops afghan security forces are struggling to defeat the taliban the group has been on the offensive since the u.s. led nato combat troops withdrew in two thousand and fourteen we will suffocate any hope that al qaeda or. kani or the taliban here when by killing i want to reinforce to the taliban that the only path to peace and political
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legitimacy for them is through a negotiated settlement we welcome those who commit to a peaceful future for afghanistan. we should port afghan led reconciliation is the solution to this conflict and the sooner the taliban recognizes they cannot win with bombs the sooner the killing will end and recall where not to the strategy of america and nato is now clear and general mattis has decided that they will send new troops to afghanistan other members of nato as has been requested by secretary-general stoltenberg will take part in training and supporting al forces that's how the ban and other terrorist groups have people as human shields i've instructed all our security forces that during the operations they have to protect the lives of civilians the prime minister you know election a watch has been jailed for five years for corruption she was convicted over of negligence. government set up before she was toppled in
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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 said the country last month when has the details from bangkok. it took the nine supreme court judges four hours to deliver the guilty verdict for the former thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra and to hand down a jail sentence in absentia of five years of course the verdict was greeted with sadness and disappointment by supporters of yingluck shinawatra would gather outside the supreme court here in the thai capital bangkok but there probably also was an expectation that they would be a guilty verdict and some sort of jail term given that on the twenty fifth of august which was the original date that the verdict was supposed to be handed down there were some severe jail sentences handed down by the supreme court judges for others involved in deals linked to the rise pledging scheme like a former cabinet minister in. government and
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a rise exporter who are both given more than forty years in jail as being like what well her legal team says it will. instead of the verdict before deciding whether to appeal rights groups are welcoming the king of saudi arabia is 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 the only country in the world where women are forbidding from driving poor taliban reports. activists like dr mahdi howlers 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 also 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
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guardian the kingdom's representative to the united nations talk about the policy during a meeting at the u.n. this is a historic day for saudi society for men and women and we can now say at last. so your abs 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 would definitely help and so driving is one mechanism to increase women's economic participation it was anybody could be something that other activists reacted on social media mundo a shot of as 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 to house times women to drive and daring to
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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 kingdom well then we're happy we're happy we're certainly 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 activists came over the weekend for the first time women were allowed to enter the king fahd stadium to celebrate the eighty seventh anniversary of the kingdom's foundation. the thought that i know how to steal what saudi women are able to do anything they are 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 step but some human rights organizations say the kingdom has a long way to go and guaranteeing equal rights for not only women but for
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minorities like those who are subjected to hate speech and violent attacks culture dirge on al-jazeera. dean is the foreign editor of the newspaper she joins us now from london very good to see you thanks for taking the time out to talk to us i want to know what your response is to this and how you see it working and how you see it rolling out you know as somebody who has interviewed around one thousand two hundred saudi woman in the last eighteen months i'm delighted for them i'm delighted for the area i'm sure you understand that could not be development and gulf countries without education it's very interesting that in the early seventy's you had about seven percent educated women and now you have hundred percent in saudi arabia this is definitely a step in the right direction it doesn't only help human rights but also helps the economy and social cohesion i will will tell you i've interviewed many women that
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tell me more sed. family squabbles as about who's going to drive who who's going to use the driver and definitely it was an obstacle for every saudi woman and girl in saudi arabia are going to you work for a saudi owned paper no you understand the way it works there you understand the thinking so how will this work within the family for example if the husband the father brother whatever it is doesn't want his wife's sister to drive how will they overcome those obstacles because that is still there so this looks good on paper but the reality. sure allow me to say that working for saudi paper does not change my mind about things i have my own mind that has to do with my paper like you probably have your own mind that doesn't hurt so not what i was enjoying i was to do as their junior world possibly understand jet or that most of us do not sure sure i do i do understand that and i'm sure it will be an obstacle for many women and saudi arabia saudi arabia is a huge country and society is not all the same what you find acceptable in riyadh
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or gender you will not find acceptable and remote areas of saudi arabia so yes i do agree with you it will be an obstacle already there are harsh tags going around saying woman and my house will not drive however i think it will be very very difficult to stop the woman driving once everybody else starts driving you see this is a really a need this is not a luxury for a woman to drive and mind you i've seen women in bed when areas but i have cars just very recently or i wonder about the timing of this some inside is going through a pretty rough time at the moment of the blockade of cats are the disastrous war in yemen i mean how much do you think this is a p.r. exercise. i don't think this is a p.r. exercise i think of course definitely it would put a right image for soldier at abia but i think this has been coming for
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a long long time i've heard many senior princesses many well educated girls called for it and for a long long time now and i i's i believe this is a very rational of a piece of legislation i think that you will find that most people and in the kingdom of saudi arabia agree with it and will benefit from it you say it will benefit the country economically and the woman how will that work how will sitting behind a will benefit them from a work point of view and what happens to those who should end years driving the women for example. yes sure absolutely most of the drivers are foreign drivers there's about one point four million of them costing the kingdom six point seven billion dollars i think this economy this money will go to toward the households one third of household of household budgets go to the drivers so this can only be
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welcome news what it's not welcome will be probably for their drivers that coming from asian countries that have to go back to their homes does this at the same time highlight the sort of abuses that remain in the country and do you think those will slowly be tackled now that this has been released and if there is a positive outcome and if it's seen as a positive outcome from the international community. i take issue with the word abuse i haven't seen abuse but i think the saudi women have lots of issues to work on no big the guardianship or the many other issues like courts and the god taking care of their own kids and having them but this is an issue that many muslim women face and the arab countries there are still as i said many challenges that face the saudi women and i think they're on the upward trend of taking care of these i think it's education when you have so much education about sixty seven
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percent of graduates in the kingdom of saudi arabia and women this can only be good news in one university alone that i have visited the university of northern nearly our that is fifty thousand students so a saudi woman now occupy and i wanted to see percent of the workplace i can imagine it's going to go up to fifty or sixty dual saudi women have no more challenges of course not they still have lots of challenges to face i presume like many other countries and in the muslim world they do have to challenge that it's not the religion per se it's the interpretation of the religion but thank you very much like there's what i heard on the news including the threshold of power that u.k. labor leader jeremy corbyn is now describing his party's future. first thousands moved to safety in indonesia as a volcano threatens to run for the first time in more than fifty years. despite
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a slow start in the league real madrid shows no let up in europe as they continue the defense of their champions league title details and support. in south africa tens of thousands of people are taking part in a nationwide strike against government corruption and unemployment is being led by the largest workers union and a branch of the ruling african national congress which says the party is suffering from leadership say it is 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 an investigation into state corruption on your pages this update from one of the rallies in john's. face people on mine away and. some of the one point eight million members taking to the streets of south africa
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and different locations per range of issues primarily president jacob zuma to step down they say he's presided. and one of which could. intimidate the government there. to stay capture. but refuses to understanding the belief here in south africa that some private business and you have been able to exert you know a lot of points over the president and over government decisions and. they say rising unemployment rising to simply unacceptable but the question is really how much influence does precisely to have its in a governing alliance with the african national congress and the south african communist party but even. then i think the president stepped out on the street now that he hasn't tells us that that alliance got
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a line in trouble and that the saudis and the and was waiting kenya's president hu to kenya turned opposition leader rollo dingle meeting the electoral commission ahead of next month's rerun of the presidential poll on cheers day hundreds of people protested outside the commission's office calling on stuff to step down stephanie decker reports now from nairobi. well i think it really does depend who you speak to kenyans a 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 of you also 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 in india take place of course is still massive question marks they should but you know whoever loses will be accepted so there is this
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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 others all sorts of issues you know it can get quite aggressive language but the people yes this is a country relatively on hold. in britain the leader of the opposition labor party says it's the government in waiting speaking at the party's annual conference in brighton jeremy kaufman said the ruling conservatives are on the verge of collapse in planning cities and made to resign their tax what he called her bungling of bricks at the negotiations. tory. that would plunge britain into it from style race to the bottom in rights and corporate taxes we're not going to be passive spectators to a hopeless the inept negotiating to put a good risk people's jobs rights and living standards.
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more interested in posturing for personal advantage going to getting the best deal for the country let's bring in barnaby phillips he is in london barnaby tell us more about the vision corben outlined for a labor government. i think the message he was trying to get across here jane that the party conference down in brighton is that his party is poised for power and as you heard he would argue that the current conservative government is weak divided and is tired he argues that the whole center ground of politics in britain has shifted decisively to the left he would say that this is a delayed reaction to the financial crisis way back in two thousand and eight and now he believes the british electorate are prepared to support
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a government that will invest much more in public utilities invest much more in health in education indeed bring some private industries back under national control and he would say that the tired. if you like less a fair economic model that the conservatives are still following is. very much out of step but you also heard him of course criticizing the government over bracks if he argues that it's badly divided there too and that the conservatives are guilty of quotes constructive ambiguity that i have to say that that is a charge that you could level at labor as well his own party as he well knows is also divided on bracks it and so for example today you had him talking about both respecting the referendum results but also trying to guarantee unimpeded access to the single market so for whichever party is in power in britain over the next couple of years that is a big existential problem and i'm wondering how it went down what he said in the
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atmosphere at the conference was a positive. it's been an extraordinary atmosphere jane a speech of seventy five minutes i lost count of the standing ovations the football style chanting i think i'm not going to far in saying the adulation from the floor for jeremy colvin and let's just wind back a little bit of recent history how divided the party was certainly how a large majority of the parliamentary party was deeply skeptical about this man the leadership challenge at party conference only a year ago well now it feels as if the right wing of the labor party what we might call the blair right wing loyal to former prime minister tony blair has been well and truly vanquished in fact invisible well that's great for jeremy corbyn right now does it bring potential dangers yes mutterings of a cult of personality and of course here in brighton he is preaching to the
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converted next week the governing conservatives hold their conference they get to fire back and of course ultimately it is the wider verdict of the british electorate that matters to you then barnaby phillips thank you. thousands of spanish national police and civil defense forces of travel to catalonia to try to stop sunday's vote on an independence referendum spain declares election illegal the election illegal and catalan leaders won't say where the ballot boxes will be but if they manage to pull of the vote and if catalans varied yes they must create a republic from scratch john hendren reports from the catalan town of the center. millions of catalan spoke to defy the odds and the government of spain by voting to create their own nation if they succeed within days they hope to declare their independence but it is after their vote that the real work begins is britain discovered headlines would have many questions left to answer. will they form their
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own military will join nato what league with the barcelona football club. plan. what currency will they use it has to seek international recognition as a state from the united nations secondly it needs to it should try to join the european union as a new member state and thirdly it needs to get on with the business of striking trade deals as soon as possible. who exports eighty three percent of wines from his cattle on vineyard there could be a new higher tariff for selling to the european union but he's voting to secede anyway in two weeks catalonia like a state kind of arrived. with a different contrast explored with a normally because. everybody. here in the land of cavernous cellars and
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vines stretching to the horizon europeans in fine lines have a way of finding one another now there's nothing stopping anyone from crossing from catalonia into mainland spain and back but if this side becomes independent catalans will have to turn sheep pastures and creekside crossings into man borders on an international front ear catalans have struggled for independence for centuries and whatever happens with sunday's vote that's a medal and it could still take years to happen so this takes years to make it's a little like independence you have to be yes it day by the vineyard must have minimum ten years. younger or that doesn't work are you willing to wait that long for independence of necessary yes. some things he says are worth waiting for john hendren al-jazeera let's say nya spain it's
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a time for where then in north america not everywhere is notice the change of season no it's still beach weather in eastern canada can you believe strongly that first of all fire season not in california the first season has been badly should really be over by now but there is still in our county and so in california a fire and one that expanded rapidly to see both of those driving on the freeway admittedly but it expanded to three thousand hectares now it's slowly being contained at last tomato to have not been properly contained now the cause is unknown and the weather is not helping with it or hindering as of the wind has switched directions bring it back on itself normally that's a good move to say not everyone has noticed a change in season but if you come to this side of the line of clay which is just beside me here is a cold front in the eastern side of the us that warms has been enhanced in the last week or so we've got temperatures thirty in washington and near that in ottawa now remember it's september you'll be expecting the fall the autumn the change to a proper cold feel a case in toronto is
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a case in point here thirteen days but twenty five celsius so far this month the obvious twenty one record is thirty eight they weren't far away from that on sunday it's come down a bit since that about thirty one of them but nevertheless i mean this is a beautiful extension to summer weather of course just off the coast of the us is the remains of maria now a tropical storm of the next day still threatening the outer banks of north carolina j. . thanks for that rob still ahead on al jazeera days after losing its license to operate in london faces another challenge renewed claims that it doesn't treat its drivers fair and. more space to tweet now you don't have to limit your thoughts to one hundred forty characters. of the reigning champions the chicago cubs sprouts for action coming up next. i just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same page where they're
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you're watching al-jazeera mind of our top stories this hour the kurdish regional government has rejected a demand to relinquish its control of airports in northern iraq baghdad says it will ban international flights from landing from friday and official results show nearly ninety percent of kurds voted yes for secession from iraq in a referendum on monday. the u.s. defense secretary is in afghanistan ways told president ashraf ghani that american and nato forces won't abandon afghans to the taliban and other groups james mattis is visiting kabul with nato chief stauffenberg. rights groups are welcoming
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a decision by saudi arabia to lao woman to drive king someone issued a decree ending the kingdom status as the only country where it's forbidden women will be able to drive for the first time in june next year several women have been jailed or fined for defying the banned. ring or refugees have escaped a military crackdown and are ques in the army of raping women and girls four hundred eighty thousand fled to bangladesh in the past month the chief of the un's refugee agency has just returned from bangladesh and heard the stories of sexual violence. the combination of. limited health facilities who are sanitary and hygiene the conditions and the overcrowded sites you can well imagine he's a recipe for disaster in terms of possible epidemics unicef and probably a char working with the government to the ministry of health in stepping up.
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immunization campaigns but the risks remain very high the other. the other striking feature of this particular refugee flow is the trauma that these people carry with them i've spoken to several women who had been raped or had been wounded because they had resisted rape and most likely those are those who are survivors because other had been killed. government denies the claims but has refused to allow international observers to investigate. in bangladesh. two sisters twenty five year old minara and twenty two year old aziza share their story of escape from me and my both say they were raped by soldiers. the military tortured they murdered our parents even our sisters they took us to
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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've 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 the fled some have walked for days not even if you say trauma it's an understatement they are severely traumatized it is of course impossible to verify
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the stories we've been told but those n.g.o.s are hearing this sort of testimony every day now as 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 only my sister and i are alive. whether or not sexual violence is being used as a weapon against a fleeing is something that may be proven in time with dissident and same suit she 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 leader she's had
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nothing to say about the latest allegations nor has her government granted access to international agencies to investigate jonah how al-jazeera bangladesh twenty seven refugees have left an offshore australian detention center bound for the united states they left the tiny island of naro which is east of pup went to guinea it's part of a refugee swap deal between australia and former us president barack obama 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 monis island in papua new guinea where their claims are processed volcano 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 a gang and more than seventy thousand people living in villages near the volcano have been evacuated to temporary shelters the last time it erupted was fifty four
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years ago when more than eleven hundred people died said basom is about ten kilometers from the volcano his base. well i first want to give you a good look on the mound album that i was still looking for we cecil but inside there's a lot of stuff going on occasionally we can actually see some white plume coming out of the volcano which means that this is steam which is coming from the pressure and the heat that's building up inside and maximize also pushed 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 phil can make quakes and you have to say because it's a scrum or a from a means that it's already about to erupt but now with these of o'connell largest call it's still kind of a quake they are continuously being filed here a very large one was happening on one side on tuesday it was like for california
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two on the richter scale which is really significant so a lot of people across are very worried about what's going to happen the international police organization interpol has approved a palestine's membership israel opposes the voted to impose general assembly in beijing the solomon islands were also inducted. the number of visitors to cattle from its arab neighbors since the gulf crisis has dropped but new markets have opened up and as has a host in this year's world tourism day it's unveiled an ambitious target of catering to five and a half million visitors within the next five years of age reports. that there is capital doha is not as busy as it used to be but after nearly four months of a blockade by four of its gulf neighbors travelers are still coming the tourism authority more than hotels are encouraging people to include qatar in their plans ok from a month says the blockade did not stop him. our gulf is one gulf and when i mean
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culture i feel as if i'm in oman saudi u.a.e. blockade will never affect the relations between the brothers and families in the gulf countries. and that confidence goes beyond the arabian gulf parents oh you sure you want to go yes why not. do anything else. other now provides visa free access to people from more than eighty countries there's a lot of different kind of people you get to see a lot of different. cultures i feel very very safe here as one of the safest places i've ever found in my life. but the blockade has had an impact on the tourism sector hotel occupancy has suffered this year it's down to fifty seven percent compared with sixty seven percent in the first three months of two thousand and seventeen the number of visitors arriving from g.c.c. countries and other arab nations is also down by seven percent but due to reason relaxations and other incentives being offered there are
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a number of visitors who are coming in from asia africa europe and the americas that is on the increase and overall the number of visitors coming to qatar has increased. and the battery government is keen to diversify further with challenge there's always opportunities where the blockade is more open. than before while there might be a challenge. or there's a. people who want to visit from neighboring countries. also expanding into different source markets. people to come to. us whether is hosting world tourism day celebrations this year in two thousand and fifteen the international community adopted a global plan b. doing two of them is one of seventeen sustainable development goals to be achieved by twenty thirty sustainable tourism is meant to ensure long term benefits for participating nations which promised to fairly distribute benefits among all stakeholders there is no logic in closing borders and making blockades actually
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destroying the tension and increased tensions would create further insecurity open borders. the future. recognizes. and those open borders are what other plans to rely on to reach its goal of more than five and a half million visitors by twenty twenty three. zero. 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 customer safety concerns and an employment appeal tribunals ruling is forcing it to give drivers a minimum wage holiday and sick pay maintains its drivers are self employed and is appealing against both decisions maybe it isn't just having problems in the u.k. it's threatening to pull out of canada's quebec province next month because of new rules the regulations require drivers to undergo thirty five hours of training and have criminal background checks validated by police instead of third parties who
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were once quebecs government to reconsider but the province province is transport minister says the new rules on up for negotiation join me now is jamie woodcock a fellow at the london school of economics who specializes on the digital economy it's very good to have you with us so it's not looking good for on many fronts is it and in many different countries how's it going to come out of this. so i think the decision from to f.l. to revoke the license came as quite a shock in many ways and i think perhaps the most shocking thing about it is that in london and in the u.k. the drivers and organizing into a trade union the independent workers of great britain. and there was no mention in the folding of tall about the way it has been treating the drivers and i think a lot of the press coverage in the first couple of days has spoken about you know what the impact of this be and so on i think it's very important to remember in
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london it would mean the job losses of thirty thousand drivers many of whom have to make payments on cars and so on so be hugely disruptive revoking the license in the way that to follow what you think is behind it then i mean considering the tearful as a same technology do you think they're just setting up a void to step in. so i think in many ways you know to fall it's been licensing over five years now and it's taken a very approach to regulation with it and i think you know how to run a very bad press recently and i think now they're trying to make it look like they are attempting to regulate and whilst they raise a number of important issues in this statement i think you know for many of the people who use the people who who work for to not have questions around how much those people are paid and what kind of rights they have at work i think is truly astonishing from a technology point of view in a business plan point of view i mean is on the right track they're losing a lot of money where they're going to start making it from now particularly
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considering you know considering all the constraints they have against. so it was business model in many ways you know present is relying on a huge amount of venture capital funding so whenever you take. in london you know a large percentage of that fee is subsidised venture capital money that's clearly not a sustainable model for. what they have tried to do is to push the risk of the business model on to the drivers themselves and so that means you know if there isn't demand drivers don't get paid and so as a business model it's hugely exploitative and also doesn't seem to have a. potential to run in the long term jamie good to talk to you thank you to says ending its one hundred forty character limit and giving twice as much space to tweet the social media side decided to change after analyzing how much space
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different languages use to say the same thing the increase to two hundred eighty characters is currently an experiment but likely to be rolled out to all uses soon technology and social media analyst kate bevan says twitter is facing serious challenges to engage uses. the reason it's not made money or one of the many reasons it's not made money is this perceived to be quite a hostile place to users with abuse on trolling and of course increasingly of late the rise of the armies have bought who are trying to influence political discourse as well i think it's felt to be an increasingly unfriendly and difficult to use platform that drives away investors and advertisers it's disposable and it's a because of a broadcast medium it's also a conversational medium but increasingly it's a broadcast medium and it's a place to where discourse is going to broken down into tiny chunks of narrative but at the such a very hard to engage with it's you know i have some great conversations on twitter but i've been there for ten years and i've got you know
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a nicer community of people there but it's hard it's hard if you're a new user to it to understand how it works and to get a sense of it and it's very frustrating as well because if you're falling or trying to talk to somebody you don't know they might not even see your messages these days it's some of it it's not very granular and it's quite hard to navigate in a way that facebook is more intuitive to navigate and to decide who and what sees what you write lots more still ahead did so welcome break from the fear of a nuclear attack south korea holds a film festival to call for peace. and scored by munich gets ready to face one of europe's hottest strikers in the champions league. with. a good.
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you the film festival is pop's the last thing you'd expect to find on the most heavily defended border in the world but movie fans have been attracted to the 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 we will overseas guests see more worried about this location and they think we're hosting this amid heightened tensions but our festival transcends political ideologies 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.
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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 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 the kind of i hope there we saw koreans can get more open
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access to north korea information and that we can do more to foster more exchanges and bring peace to the korean peninsula in old marine boy the central character in the young host says he'll never forget the night when he crossed the border and wonders if he'll live to see the day when the koreas become one country and he can return to his home town kathy novak al-jazeera camp grieves near the d.m.z. . time for sports and i was hoping thank you very much it was how the champions league which continues on wednesday when german giants by munich visit the big spending party sounds elma the german club but will face a determined p.s.g. who now believe they are worthy of a place at european football's top table the french club smashed the wall transfer record during the previous transfer window to bringing brazilian strike in yemen while by and i have had something of a starting start to the. campaign we didn't start the dog but there is only the
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beginning go this is on and so. will be important game tomorrow not decisive. prestigious game of course we want to show our best do we want to try to win. and we want to try to be the first plays the of the group. they say that this team is serious but the players they have brought in 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 night eventis will host greek side olympiacos barcelona hope across the portuguese border to play sporting and manchester united are russia to face c.s.k. moscow and chelsea will be away at atletico madrid. on tuesday real madrid were back to their winning ways the holders of dortmund and the champs league it was the
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ninth time in five years that the two sides that went head to head yells gareth bale open the scoring which christiane are now then added to dortmund pulled one back but another from rinaldo gave rielle a comfortable lead three one it was the final result as madrid go top of group eight. and i mean you know when all the players have understood very well the match specially our pressing need to christiane and get it i think it was vital to take control of the ball against a dog and we did it specially in the first shot that we played great football in the possession of the ball. i was in the future 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 new cozier and then we've got to 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
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a big difference. for a nickel c.s. renal portal also be at monaco three nil and what was a rematch of the two thousand and four final imagist a city run out to know when it's a guess. today would be. a real test of course i know that so the people we don't watch though green lake so the people there were going to but he said he would always play in the champions league for the long long time ago and always to have a good good players you have the seven eight brazilian guys in all of them 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 team. players have been inducted into the world golf hall of fame class of twenty seventeen. lauren and meg malone and davis love the pairs that were on and for their achievements when places where no mexican golfer had ever gone out she had
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a three year stretch of twenty one victories and two majors also known as was it was a modest champion a two time order of merit winner in europe a member of nine ryder cup teams and the winning captain although not there. ladies and gentlemen to be inducted into the world golf hall of fame with the greatest golfers of all time is truly another dream 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 tour the p.g.a. tour of america and to tours around the world my fellow professionals my sponsors my fans and my friends i thank you well. you know and missed the chance to sail the national league central division on tuesday they lost a three louis cardinals so louison were already five one up by the second innings
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the cubs came back though they reduce the deficit to just one in the eighth inning a lot in the end of the cardinals one eight seven. tennis now and walnut before carlene up to school that is through to the quarterfinals of the one home open in time the czech cruised a pasta her opponent to get there she wants straight sets six two six one winning in less than an hour this call the is looking for full title this. message for me to thank you. friends of one of america's most famous authors can't afford to a new book under the seventy is off the mark twain died the creator of huckleberry finn and tom sawyer also wrote notes for a bedtime story which modern day authors have finally published because the tsunami has the 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
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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 and 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 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 only a margarine comes from a long clemens family tradition of telling bedtime stories it's based on
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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 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 would be a person of color tweens original vision i would argue that maybe it would have been an eight hundred seventy nine but anybody who study between knows that tween.
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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 that ends as pundits said about another one's coming up shortly l c then. you. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera.
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