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time. discover a wealth of award winning programming from around the world being need more and find professionals to talk. to study fine. debates and discussions. to be critical of almost all sexism shattering perceptions of this story are shaped by the interests of the countries involved only on al-jazeera. union remains committed to support the full an effective implementation of the agreements. that lead to the u.s. to preserve the iran nuclear deal as president trump considers re imposing sanctions on tehran.
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hello again on without is there life and also coming out today is it deploys troops across the country is protests over price rises continue. am the see international calls for an investigation into suspected atrocities by mere man's military after it admits its soldiers killed muslim ranger. and the ses of emergency the u.s. steps up efforts to fight smuggling of a synthetic drug that's behind a nationwide epidemic. european countries that helped to break the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal according on the u.s. to reaffirm it support they say the deals essential for international security at
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least to be signed off every ninety days and president has until friday to decide if he'll reimposed sanctions noting baba reports now from brussels. a last minute attempt to keep the nuclear deal with iran on truck the meeting between the foreign ministers of the three european union nations which signed it but there are rainy and counterparts comes ahead of a decision in washington on reapplying sanctions european union remains committed to support the full an effective implementation of the agreements. including to make sure that the lifting of nuclear related sanctions has a positive impact on trade and economic relations with iran including benefits for the iranian people u.s. president donald trump has repeatedly threatened to tear up the agreement which he's calling the worst deal ever it was signed at a time of heightened tensions across the region some of iran's neighbors have been talking about a possible military strike against the country. to her hands made no secret of its
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arsenal of russian made ballistic missiles but some countries including israel claimed it also had an active nuclear weapons program iran insisted its nuclear agenda was purely civilian but under the deal it agreed to end research in return for the partial lifting of sanctions allowing it to access global financial markets and crucially sell its oil. last summer president trump agreed to waive sanctions on iran's oil industry but things could be about to change in october he announced a new iran policy iran is not living up to the spirit of the deal i am announcing a new strategy to address the full range of iran's destructive actions trumps called for sanctions on iran's revolutionary guard and he also wants to extend time limits on the country's nuclear research and curtail its missile program he's refusing to recertify the deal unless congress passes legislation amending it but
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democrats say they won't back any changes not supported by european allies who insist any alterations would be in breach of the international agreement it leaves donald trump with two choices rectify the deal and keep it alive or reject it and trigger an international crisis so we are discussing with the american american allies and friends that we should separate two things from each other for as we want to preserve the j.c. pewee the nuclear deal with iran because it's in our all in our interest. not to develop to see that nuclear weapons are developed in the iran given the strength of feeling here in europe and warnings in the us itself it's likely president will in fact refrain from reapplying those oil sanctions on iran but that certainly doesn't mean he's going to give up trying to change the terms of the nuclear deal and so the uncertainty over the future of iran's nuclear program goes on lady barbara al-jazeera brussels. israel has approved more than eleven hundred new settlement
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units in the occupied west bank the defense ministry committee signed off on the houses on wednesday they'll be built across the occupied west bank the move will further strain relations between israel and palestine following the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital all settlements are illegal under international law ari force it has more from west jerusalem. well these announcements often contain a very complex series of numbers and this one is no different seven hundred seventy of these new settlement units are being announced at one stage of this lengthy complex layered process of planning approvals the remainder at the next stage of the process and there are more stages the process after that so it's often hard to get a real handle on exactly what is being announced at any one time and that can serve the israeli government because it has to satisfy right wing coalition members that the process of the groups more generally so being able to make these announcements
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several times a year as they do can be politically expedient it's never clear exactly how many are entirely new how many are being rian out but the the activist group peace now which monitors settlement construction in the occupied west bank says that there are eleven hundred twenty two of these units being announced across the west bank and more than half of them well away from the zone between israel proper and the occupied west bank where any future land swaps are most likely in any possible two state solution so peace now is saying that this further hampers the prospects of a two state solution in the future as well as that the israeli defense minister who's in charge of this process he's talking about two thousand five hundred nearly further new units being put up for promotion six hundred fifty tenders for those units and amounts that's seen as the first tranche of that on thursday morning and this really does tally with what we saw last year when the nearly seven thousand units announced in some stage or another during the course of the year that was
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several thousand more than we saw in the previous two years and so far in these early days of twenty eighteen this year seems to be keeping pace with that more than two thousand troops have been deployed across chinnis here after days of violent protests against the stereotype more than three hundred twenty people have been arrested within the past four days people are angry at the government planned price and tax hikes the opposition wants this year. budget to be scrapped the prime minister has a calm saying the economy will improve this year when have was that he said. we would like to send a message to the protesters no matter what the government undertakes its top priority is improving economic and social conditions and ensuring the trust in the country and its institutions the government wants open dialogue regarding their demands a mass burial is taking place in central nigeria after seventy one people died in violence between felony herdsman and farmers the long simmering conflict is over
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the use of land to graze cattle at least fifteen hundred people were killed in violence last year most of them women and children already addresses in benue a state where the funeral is taking place. the nigerian government has deployed soldiers in addition to hundreds of police officers sent to benefit to try to reestablish calm now the bringing in of soldiers is another added an added dimension to the problem it shows an escalation of this company that has been going on for more than fifty years in nigeria has just kind of escalated in the past twenty years now these are the result of the movement of more hardass from the army north who are trying to water and grab all their cattle in the tickler state mental state the government has now police or other set up a law banning open grazing and diesel has gone down well with cattle herders most
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of them of course coming from an outside of nigeria there are established cattle i didn't in this state but the government benefit told me in an interview that the prices is escalating because of the movement no additional hundred from now to nigeria to this particular one we're doing that one well boy doing that interview we heard we heard from neighboring town obviously which is just one hundred and you can you tell me just when i went from here to more people have been killed in similar clashes between mamas and cattle ranchers in. the central part of nigeria and indication that the crisis is about to get worse before it gets any better. the german chancellor and the opposition leaders say there are major hurdles to clear before a new coalition government can be formed angela merkel is hoping for progress on a deal on the final day of talks in berlin it would break a political stalemate this is left germany without a full government since elections in september this is merkel's christian
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democratic union party and the opposition social democrats have been trying to find common ground to begin formal negotiations on an alliance david chaytor has more from berlin. this has been an unprecedented political limbo for germany so it's crucial these talks do reach some sort of result and remember that only talks about talks and now the main issues that are separating the parties are perhaps the refugees the crisis in two fifteen when one million refugees started coming into the country are they going to allow refugees to be reunited with their family also taxation taxations another real issue that separates the two sides but talking to political analysts here they say that this political limbo actually is is masking what is a lot of common ground between the parties in the grand coalition but the real problem is that there's no chemistry between the parties and as far as the social
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democrats are concerned no chemistry within the party itself now the that means that there's no real vision if they do come to agreements on having coalition talks there's no real vision that the party can present to the country no real vision no we'll way of moving germany forward on major policies that are important to everybody that the kenyan government is criticizing european observers who monitored last year's election the e.u. observer mission release its final report in brussels on wednesday saying it couldn't go to kenya to release it because i'm. lack of government cooperation but the head of the mission says the long and sometimes violent election process had weakened the country's democracy kenya denies this president kenyatta won the election rerun in october after the august poll was not by the supreme court the opposition boyko seat that river on kenya's ambassador to belgium has accused the
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e.u. mission of what he calls contemptuous political grandstanding saying the chief observers actions were distain full and condescending well the e.u. chief observer outlined the main issues in the report what we do is look in a great amount of detail to for example how the legal process was conducted in the case of kenya there were very very last minute legal changes to the electoral code which are not in line with good practices around elections we saw people being paid to attend election rallies we saw the police using violence including bullets and people killed we saw the abuse of state resources hate speech at times those are all points for great concern and then of course the kenyan election saw a lot of use of new technology which in fact came with a lot of hope that they would improve the integrity of the process but we concluded that technology cannot replace trust and we recommend that for the future there is
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more testing of capacity and security of technologies used in the elections these are just a few examples from our final report. still to come here at al-jazeera find out why columbia's peace process with its last active rebel group is in danger of falling apart plus. it's a national plan of action with international ambitions the u.k. launches a plan to clean up the environment but some are already saying it's not ambitious enough. there is feeling suddenly cold in eastern and central china the high seven shanghai three degrees some fridays a little bit warmer as the breeze dies off the time we get to saturday after about seven it will feel much the same there in hong kong still seventeen the fed both
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days i think and low she mused he is well that is china if you go further west two weeks see less of the breeze not more of a problem as you will in the morning fog long live fog and poor air quality is playing the north indian plain recently it's nothing to move it in the next day or so the streak of cloud across pakistan looks fairly dry the odd showers possible facade of the hindu kush maybe otherwise is that dry times we see showers and occasionally and intel not time allowed to occasionally but he's just out occasionally equally for the arabian peninsula is nothing much going on this day particularly strong winds or no showers but of increasing todd possibly around the money coast their house max is twenty four meccas is thirty one again as you might expect then a warmer than maybe normal in iraq and kuwait and the fall is like to be lifted on the coast of lebanon for example as the breeze picks up in the east tonight in the next day or so but the sky is on the whole should be clear.
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you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on sat. in the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion online about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
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tougher to take a look at the top stories aired out as their european countries that helped to broker the twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal a calling on the u.s. to reaffirm its support they say the deal's essential for international security president trump has until friday to decide if he'll really impose sanctions israel has approved more than eleven hundred new settlement units in the occupied west bank the move will further strain relations between israel and palestine following the u.s. decision to recognize your receive them as israel's capital all settlements are illegal under international law more than two thousand troops have been deployed across tunisia after days of violent protests against. people angry at the government's planned price and tax rises. forty five people have been killed thousands have been left homeless after flooding in the democratic republic of congo aid agencies say the conditions are making a cholera outbreak even last had
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a hoax or has more. this was an unceremonious funeral at a local community center mourners gathered somebody to bury the latest victims of the flooding who bears balance easily the lightweights of the child's coffin as they lay its body to rest the latest casualty after five days of heavy rains poured through the capital kinshasa last week. we're really very sad today my sister lost five children because of the rain she's inconsolable we will bury them today we thank everyone who came to support us. away from the crowd these mothers sit together offering some comfort to each other as the children are buried the neighborhood stands in ruins as move fortunate dig through the debris seeking my sister my son dishes like this all i have left are those two chairs that you see over there everything is gone if i had not been at home i would have lost my children but because i was at home i was able to get out with my children. over
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five thousand people have been left homeless and anger is mounting against the government who they accuse of doing little to protect them from the devastation of . these the floods that brought such misery the trench of showers coupled with the poor sewage system flush makeshift shanty homes down the city's slopes will start to say most of the deaths were caused by drownings and landslides. kinshasa is the third most densely populated city in the world and it currently counts twelve million residents aid agencies and warning these floods and mudslides unlikely to antagonize the waterborne and cholera outbreak in the capital and in previous weeks we registered around twenty cases per week on average right now we're getting more than one hundred cases each week in contrast to nearly four hundred fifty have been registered the u.n. says the democratic republic of congo is experiencing its worst cholera outbreak in twenty years the disease has killed over one thousand people over fifty five
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thousand cases reported across the country since july overcrowding unsanitary conditions and lack of clean drinking water these cases look set to rise. and only seventeen people have died in months slides triggered by heavy rain in southern california more than a dozen people are missing rescuers a still trying to reach hundreds of others who remain stranded the landslides destroyed homes and swept away. amnesty international is calling for an independent investigation into suspected atrocities carried out by mia miles military the army has admitted for the first time that its soldiers murdered ten muslim ranger their remains were found in a mass grave in rakhine state last month scott hardly ever fought. for the first time yet most military has admitted wrongdoing in its crackdown on the hinge of community. a statement posted on the facebook page of the military's commander in
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chief said troops and buddhas villagers murdered ten russians are muslims in rakhine state calling the dead bengali terrorists it said the army will take action against those involved the bodies were found in a mass grave in the village of in the one thing to note about the statement on the commander in chief facebook page what it doesn't admit which is that this incident is not an isolated incident but in fact we have amnesty the un and media outlets around the world who have documented how there's a much wider pattern of killings of sexual violence and the burning of villages across rakhine state and so we need to see justice and accountability for this enormous range of crimes and not a pretense that there's really just you know one or few isolated incidents the announcement comes two months after the military issued the findings of an internal investigation into its security forces following attacks by revenge rebels in august the military concluded no atrocities had taken place the united nations has
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been prevented by the government from undertaking its own investigation into what happened inside rakhine state during august and september when an estimated six hundred fifty thousand people fled to neighboring bangladesh the un has called me on mars actions in rakhine textbook ethnic cleansing a charge the government denies. even with this reversal of its own findings the military will face increased international pressure to allow independent observers and investigators into rakhine state scotland al-jazeera. further leaks have emerged of attempts by egyptian military intelligence to influence local media coverage and recordings broadcast by their mecca mylene t.v. channel an officer can be had instructing a presenter at another station to attack the emir of qatar the officer also tells the presenter that pressure should be increased on kuwait to prevent it from
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supporting catherine the gulf crisis egypt the us saudi arabia and bahrain impose an economic blockade on catherine june kuwait has been attempting to mediate in their dispute colombia's rebel group is urging the government to resume talks the president suspended negotiations when rebels launched attacks after a cease fire expired at this hundred m.p.'s he has more from bogota. a historic three months long ceasefire now over and in the worst way as the rebels resumed attacks in colombia many hoped for an extension of a truce which the spy violations have been considered a success but on wednesday colombia's last active rebel group perpetrated four attacks wounding two colombian marines and affecting many important oil pipeline colombian president juan manuel santos spoke forcefully against them. they
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applauded the government deplored the ilands decision to restart its terrorist attacks on the general public the armed forces and on parts of the national infrastructure we were always i repeat always ready to extend the cease fire with the l.n. and negotiate very quickly a new cycle of talks even it will she have any. inexplicably not only rejected this process but chose to restart their terrorist attacks on the very day that they were obliged to initiate the new round of negotiations. from quito where peace talks had been expected to resume elaine leaders said they were hopeful the talks could restart but then explain the reasoning behind the attacks mazen the lugosi rating table was making progress during the cease fire so we maintain the decision to give continuity to what we achieved what we need a new ceasefire the tone becomes the difficulties of the first one the. president
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immediately recalled to the recently appointed negotiators for consultations experts say the failure to extend the cease fire shows deep divisions among the leadership this said. we. will win. the match in these sense is not only that probably what will happen with this cease fire is what will happen with the table and the general process between the government and the. the talks have long been complicated by a lack of confidence between the parties in few tangible results and we can now expect the colombian military to start a bombing campaign in rebels areas a full blown return of the of steely peace that will make very difficult to resume the talks at least for now listen to. the indian government has denied suggestions by a charity the homeless people a dying on the streets of new delhi the center for helicity development says at
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least forty four people have died in the past week alone and two hundred fifty homeless people died in december officials dispute the figures and say people are being accommodated in temporary shelters beginning in the end god doesn't need to be faced so much trouble here we cannot sleep properly there's no place for the government hasn't provided us any hope. it gets very cold cold rises up from the ground also the cars keep moving and the cold air keeps blasting on which sometimes my wife falls asleep sometimes i fall asleep but just for an hour or so. after that we keep awake all night. the u.s. has implemented new measures to prevent smuggling of the dangerous synthetic drug fund tamil is one of several opioids responsible for a nationwide epidemic of drug abuse pennsylvania is the latest state to declare a state of emergency using a protocol that's usually reserved for natural disasters christian salumi reports.
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president donald trump has signed legislation aimed at preventing opioid drugs from entering the country the measures include allocating nine million dollars for chemical screening devices to be used by customs and border protection agents it comes amid an opioid abuse crisis that has affected swaths of the country in the state of pennsylvania governor tom wolfe declared a disaster emergency citing a skyrocketing number of deaths by drug overdose i don't take this action lightly. we know that this crisis has taken far too many lives has broken for too many families it is decimated far too many communities and it has gone on for too long on the newly released to to stick show a thirty seven percent increase in fatal overdoses in two thousand and sixteen four thousand six hundred forty two in total and initial reports show that number
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continued to climb in two thousand and seventeen when overdose related emergency room visits rose eighty two percent through the third quarter this despite state and local efforts to address the problem and clean up areas where drug use is rampant declaring a disaster emergency will allow the state to temporarily reduce regulatory burdens making anti overdose drugs more available and expanding access to treatment the governor is also establishing an opioid operation command center to better coordinate between agencies in south carolina where they've also declared a disaster emergency the governor announced a new public education campaign this is a different kind of spirit it's a sound that. seems through things that are not oh yeah sure every citizen to take of course they used to say that this is a society is not a spectator sport you've got to get out of the stands and get down in the game
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while president tribe has resisted calls to officially declare the opiate epidemic and national emergency pennsylvania is now the eighth state to declare a disaster a disaster designation last ninety days but governor wolf left open the possibility of signing another one when this one runs out kristen salumi al-jazeera. that the british government plans to impose your taxes on plastic bottles and take away coffins to reduce environmentally damaging waste the measures were announced in the speech by the prime minister to resign may follow his introduction into a fifteen of a mandatory levy on plastic bags of major supermarkets in england the move cut the number of bags used by ninety percent. in years to come i think people will be shocked at how today we allow so much plastic to be produced needlessly in the u.k. alone the amount of single use plastic wasted every year would fill one thousand royal albert hall. this plastic is ingested by dozens of species of marine animals
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and over one hundred species of sea it's causing immense suffering to individual creatures and degrading vital habitats more now from our correspondent. in bristol in the west of england. the british prime minister says she wants to school throw away. which goes forward over the next twenty five year ending the use of. expanding. that british people have to pay to use a plastic bag in a shop in a supermarket but if you want to see the consequences of this culture what better place than a recycling center like this. process is hundreds. of. every single day people here
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in the industry welcome the prime minister. but they say they need to be joined up thinking with british industry british industry needs to. move recycled material. a lot of what. has been. in the past. taken off a lot of it will go to countries like india and. what about environmental groups will they welcome the. speech of course they like to see powerful politicians green but there is also a little bit of cynicism they don't want proposals. they want. they want to see the old. british people and people across the.
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time for us to take a look at the top stories here it out is there a european countries that help to break a twenty fifteen iran nuclear deal calling on the u.s. to reaffirm its support the e.u. foreign policy chief and the foreign ministers of britain france and germany met in a rainy and delegation in brussels they say the deal is essential for international security president trump has until friday to decide if he'll reimpose sanctions on tehran. european union remains committed to support the full and affective limitation of the agreements including to make sure that the lifting of nuclear related sanctions has a positive impact on trade and economic relations with iran including benefits for the iranian people. the agreement has allowed for deeper cooperation and continuous
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dialogue with iran on all issues. israel has approved more than eleven hundred new settlement homes in the occupied west bank the move will further strain relations between israel and palestine following the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital all settlements are illegal under international law more than two thousand troops have been deployed across tunis here after days of violent protests against austerity people are angry at the government's plan to raise taxes and the price of basic goods amnesty international has called for an independent investigation into alleged atrocities by mere miles military it follows the army's admission for the first time that its soldiers killed ten muslim ranger who were buried in a mass grave. the german chancellor and the opposition leaders say there are major hurdles to clear before a new coalition government can be formed angela merkel is hoping for progress on
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the final day of talks in berlin where i took today those are the latest headlines for us here at al-jazeera coming up next it's a stream. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you. al-jazeera. ok during the struggle i really could be alive today a recent rise in attacks on migrants fighting the fault light on racism in great i'd also calling on the country to examine the growing popularity of a right wing political party.


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