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place where unfortunately there are twenty six people men women and importunately children. and cars with the keys left in the ignition the doors open and first aid supplies left on the seats picture emerges of people abandoning their cars and trying to escape on foot within hours large parts of marty had been destroyed survivors described running for the sea to escape the choking smoke military and coast guard vessels along with dozens of private boats join the effort to rescue more than seven hundred people from the beaches some survivors were discovered at sea here in the resort town of marty nearly every block nearly every street there are signs of devastation like this charred cars lined the streets the fire was so intense here it's even melted the metal on some of these vehicles and some locals who have returned to inspect what's left of their properties in every fourth or fifth house here seems to have always been completely destroyed but where do you
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begin thinking about the building owners emergency crews supported by the military go from house to house and as coast guards inspect the sea the fear is the death toll could rise to see many eleventh he is the mini me or africa today greece is mourning and in memory of those who perished we are declaring three days of national mourning however we should not let that overwhelm us because this is a time to fight to be unified and courageous here by nepal early in the hot dry weather fires burn on the other side of athens to there was panic as greeks look for their neighbors the flames closing in. this is a coastal town an hour's drive west of the capital fire crews try to limit the destruction but it was out of their control. an appeal for international help has resulted in additional resources being dispatched from spain and cyprus to deal
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with the worst wildfires in more than a decade in two thousand and seven more than eighty people were killed as spies raged across the country for days this year a dry winter as again calls tinderbox conditions with one hundred kilometer an hour winds fanning the flames for greece in peak tourist season the fires are a danger to its front all economy only adding to the toll of a tragic summer move back al-jazeera moxy east of athens. still ahead on al-jazeera tells a man drives a prime minister's london home but mystery surrounds an act that act says to protest his visit. and struggling to survive what cancer patients have to enjoy because of a lack of treatment and all twenty m. and.
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i am glad you found. me in the weather sponsored by cattle. not see the fifty degree reported in the last two days forty seven yes in the southwest of iran once you showers around but not where it's hot in there in the caspian beyond our picture really so it's more like a cloud free right back to the it's raining coast temperatures here right above the middle thirty's middle forty's in iraq high forty's down in kuwait the breeze still blowing not quite as strong as it was it's been a fairly strong. no particular dusty woman running out to kuwait dancer cutter of the into among temperature wise again forty seven forty eight in some parts of my more typically middle forty's war mother in law should say hotter seen mecca or medina there is still cloud around the coast of man not quite so obvious on the mall but it comes back against a sellout still enjoying the friday the humid the damp and the drizzly with it
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produces all the green so enough to should be largely dry recent a few showers recently developed around says in mozambique in some parts of south africa and it's quite possible this cloud will bring a little bit of drizzly rain summer where around the western cape certainly a breeze in the north is don't like cold seventeen in cape town about the same you'll notice as johannesburg. the weather sponsored by cattle i always say. where were you when this idea into it whether online which i'm going to be. cool or over to the quality of our society today or if you join us on sat criminal justice system is dysfunctional right now this is a dialogue what does it feel like bring you to go back for the first time everyone has a voice and allow refugees to be the speakers for change join the colobus conversation
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on our jazeera. again you're watching al-jazeera has reminder of our top stories polls are open and pakistan where voters are electing a new parliament one hundred six million registered voters have a chance to choose their representatives and the national and provincial assemblies three main parties a contest in the polls in a race that's been plagued by violence and instability. rescue workers and law also searching for hundreds of people reported missing after a dam collapse on monday flooding several villages the billion dollar dam was under construction when the cracks were discovered a south korean from involved in the project has sent teams to help with the rescue
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. and at least seventy six people have been killed and almost two hundred injured by face wildfires and the greek capital athens rescuers fair they may find more bodies in coastal areas devastated by the fire i was a texas c.p.s. has declared states of emergency in the area and he's announced three days of national mourning. the emyr of capital is in the u.k. where he's seeking international support in the face of the blockade imposed by saudi arabia u.a.e. bahrain and egypt has been meeting prime minister trees in may at downing street in the meantime a u.k. newspaper is reporting that a casting agency has been seeking actors to protest the ms visit so haaretz has more on the controversy now on monday u.k. costing agency offered access twenty six dollars sake parts in what it called an anti cattle event outside downing street now people who are signed up to the agency then posted screenshots of the call outs email sense of them by
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a company called extra people now the email said it's crime is looking for quote a large group of people to fill space outside downing street during the visit of the president of qatar those two very obvious areas that the use of the word president and the misspelling of cats as well then the e-mail goes on to say this is an anti cats or event you will not have to do or say anything they just want to fill space. now am i who says she's one of the people who received the e-mail she tweeted that the costing agency later e-mails her again letting her know it cancels the job and the agency extra people has also tweeted this statement putting the air on taking the job down to a junior booker who hadn't consulted management now extra people also tweeted a screen grab of an e-mail sent to the agency from someone called lesley who works for a company called net chimpy are now that's also mesh mentioned in that statement but what is neptune p r well if you go to the website you'll find that it's actually
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largely blank not much information on there for you to find out but a quick search of u.k. government records reveals that neptune was registered just three months ago however since this story emerged that chimpy all has created a twitter account saying it's never had anything to do the extra people agency but again we see basic errors repute instead of refute and lead instead of lead now it still more clear who's really behind all of this fingers all pointing towards saudi arabia and the usa now both countries along with and egypt have imposed a blockade against cancer for more than a year and they accuse cats of funding terrorism something it humanly denies over and over again but katla says the countries involved are building it and trying to infringe on its sovereignty. now the alleged anti katsav protest seems to be the latest p.r.
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stunt against the gulf state it's been known to use boats and trolls as part of its social media campaign to undermine cats are and spread misinformation in the hashtag called oppose cats are visit trending cats or came mostly from users that joined twitter in twenty seventeen all at the same time and we also did a. search on trends map just a quick one to see who are the people that are actually tweeting the hash tag and more than two thirds of those tweets were actually read suites but more importantly a significant number of the bots are pushing that and c m a hash tag seem to have originated in france we have a couple but here is an exam another example as well and a lot of those seem to have been registered about two months ago on sweets and now the anti cats are propaganda doesn't just end there on social media because a series of and cats are adverts have also appeared on billboards around london like this one hey opposing the emmys visit now mexico's incoming president has
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doubled trump has warned him to speed up negotiations on the free trade agreement known as nuff to the message was part of a letter from trump to andres as obrador who was voted in earlier this month tom form the deal between mexico canada and the u.s. must be done quickly or head reconsider america's options talks are set to resume on thursday. his vice president of the council of the americas he's also a former white house special envoy for the americas he says lopez obrador isn't technically in a position to follow through on trump's advice. well i think it's definitely a two sided message the first side is look welcome to the presidency of becks ago we look forward to working with you across a range of issues responding to a letter that the president elect of mexico sent to president trump but contained in the letter is the basis of some complications down the road particularly on the trade agenda and president trump essentially gave
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a warning to the president elect in mexico if you don't come to an agreement quickly on nafta we the united states are going to have to change our approach that's awkward because the president elect of mexico isn't even inaugurated until december first so it's almost all he doesn't have any control over the pace of negotiations right now anyway so we're going to have to have to see how this plays out don't forget the united states has their own midterm elections in early november when the united states will be electing a new house of representatives and senate and for political purposes if the president feels the end in u.s. participation and then after we benefit him politically before those elections that's certainly a scenario and we have to remember again the president mexico wanting to be inaugurated until december first so this train may have already left the station by the time he's even in the presidential palace in mexico israeli army says at sundown a syrian fighter jets off flew into israel's aspace this video says the smoke
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trails left by two israeli paycheck missiles that were fired at the jets so in pro-government media says the war plane never left syrian territory it crashed on the syrian side of the golan heights by the syrian air force has launched several raids against rebels yes actually a state might pump a for a senate panel to explain what happened join president donald trump's recent meeting with russian president vladimir putin state department correspondent wasn't all that tells us what we should expect. when u.s. president donald trump went to helsinki and said this about russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election it's my people came to me dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's russian i have president putin he just said it's not russian republicans and democrats were outraged by never thought i'd see an american president throw the intelligence community under the bus like that absolutely disgraceful a disservice to america he blamed everyone except russia secretary of state mike
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pompei o goes before senators on wednesday to try to explain what happened some experts say pompei or might have a hard time doing so but they don't know what trump talked about with putin in that meeting it was it was just the two of them and translators. and things are emerging every day that are clearly coming as a surprise even to some of tom's closest advisors like in fact it's been moscow that has revealed what trump and putin discussed behind closed doors the syrian civil war north korea's nuclear weapons program joint counter-terrorism operations in the middle east the crisis in eastern ukraine and crimea arms control treaties and the charges russia is undermining the u.s. political process but some analysts say despite their anger republicans won't put
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as much pressure on pompei o as one might expect many of them are up for election in the mid-term elections it's more important for them to stay in power than to act on principle no matter what happens in the hearing there is a growing consensus on capitol hill that trump is permanently changing the u.s. is global authority changes that could take years to repair rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington. turkey's parliament has approved a new security law to prevent future attacks on the country it will grant warthe already to governors extended tension periods and allow public servant dismissals has passed after a two year old state of emergency was lifted last week bill supporters say the law is needed to safeguard the country from followers of u.s. based cleric settler goodland who was behind a failed coup attempt at us while in university professors sparked a wave of solidarity on social media after tweeting a photo of his damaged shoes which he says he can't afford to mend even though jose
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about as what works at a prestigious university just a dollar seventy a month at the black market rate but he says since his tweet went viral these are three received twelve pairs of shoes nine of which he's given away. about to you if he were going i decided to take a picture of the seas and say look this is the world of a university professor a person who has so many qualifications but doesn't even have the way to fix the soles of a pair of shoes very similar to an army. i began to get frustrated because my salary for the month of july was almost three million dollars but it wasn't enough that's or the u.s. has condemned recent violence in nicaragua were accusing president will take his government of endorsing murder and intimidation at least three hundred people have been killed since anti-government protests began in april with local media reporting three more shot dead on tuesday ortega is refusing to step down and
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denies that he controls the paramilitary groups that are blamed for most of the deaths. well health organization says thousands of terminally ill cancer patients in yemen are struggling to get basic positive care and medicines as priyanka gupta reports the possible closure of one cancer treatment center could be as was. it was sabi has been desperate to find treatment for his sister she suffers from cancer he says he spent all he has in the hope of trying to keep her alive. i saw all my property plots of land and even my cattle now i am in that i am helpless and cannot afford treatment anymore even if there is money medicines are in short supply in yemen specialist cancer treatment facilities like this one don't have the means to provide chemotherapy and we soon shut down. the patients treated here require more than twenty five million many riaz every month to cover
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the cost of chemotherapy apart from other medical services needed regretfully there is no operational budget approved for the center by the finance ministry the relevant indorsement is still needed by human central bank medical facilities operated by donations grants and charities. there are thousands of cads of patients just in who they are a province in the middle of a battle between hutu rebels and yemen's government backed by the sa the iraqi coalition even before the war many yemenis couldn't afford cancer treatments but now it's become nearly impossible. according to the world health organization only twenty percent of yemen's hospitals can treat diseases like cancer diabetes and hypertension it says chronic conditions accounted for nearly forty percent of the reported deaths last year. the hospitals that do exist face long spells of power
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outages and fear shortage of medicines and stuff and that might get worse if the u.n. fails to negotiate a deal between warring factions that will allow it to take control of what airport a vital lifeline for imports of food and medicine. while these patients can only hope that a solution comes soon enough priyanka gupta is here. with al jazeera these are our top stories voting has begun in pakistan general election nearly one hundred six million registered voters have a chance to choose their representatives in the national and provincial assemblies three main parties are contesting the polls in a race that's been plagued by violence and instability rescue workers in laos are searching for hundreds of people reported missing after a dam collapsed on monday flooding several villages the billion dollar dam was
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under construction when cracks were discovered a south korean firm involved in the project has sent teams to help with the rescue at least seventy six people have been killed and almost two hundred injured by fierce wildfires in the cap greek capital athens rescuers fear they may find bodies in coastal areas devastated by the fire from as alexis tsipras has declared a state of emergency in the area is announced three days of national mourning the m.a. of cattle is in the u.k. seeking international support in the face of the blockade imposed by saudi arabia u.a.e. bahrain and egypt has been missing prime minister trees a may at downing street in the meantime a u.k. newspaper is reporting a costly agency has been seeking actors to protest against his visit. mexico's incoming president says donald trump has warned him to speed up negotiations on the free trade agreement known as nafta the message was part of a letter from trump to andres manual lopez obrador who was voted in earlier this
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month warned the deal between mexico canada and the u.s. must be done quickly or reconsider america's options talks are set to resume on thursday the israeli army says it shot down a syrian fighter jet after it flew into israel's as space but syria's media says the will play never left its territory crashed on the syrian side of the golan heights the syrian air force has launched several raids against rebels and turkey's parliament has approved a new security law to prevent future attacks on the country it will grant more thirty two governors extend detention periods and allow public servants to be dismissed it was passed after a state of emergency which lasted for two years was lifted last week supporters say the law is needed to safeguard the country from followers of u.s. based cleric ayatollah glenn says was behind a failed coup attempts. headlines i'll be back with more news here on al-jazeera after the stream stay with us. i.m.f.
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said riyadh breakeven oil price twenty eighteen is likely to be around eighty eight dollars a barrel why is argentina again turning to the i.m.f. for help now we bring you the stories that the economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. here in the stream now live on you tube it's the only country in the world that doesn't allow divorce in the philippines should couples be allowed to break the bonds of marriage we'll look at the ongoing debate. of last legislation is facing a difficult battle in the philippines where a largely roman catholic population remains divided over the legal all related to
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break a marital contract a divorce bill still waiting to be addressed by the senate would expand the reasons for ending the marriage to include abuse and fidelity and irreconcilable differences listen to what the former speaker of the house who was just ousted on monday said on this issue this is principally on. with each other. it's a bad. bet remember. that. the philippines and vatican city are the only places in the world where divorce remains illegal so how would legalize divorce impact couples and families with us to discuss this in malegaon city lowenstein taro he is head of family ministries with the group couples for christ philippines in manila india as being of a rona
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a journalist and women's rights advocate also manila. independent journalist whose work focuses on health and gender inequality she's also a single parent added divorce advocate it's good to have you here everybody and you gave us a lesson in what it is like for one person at least to go through that process of trying to end a marriage to me show everybody the piece in the atlantic is a couple years old right now but nothing has changed which is why we're all here has the title ending a marriage in the only country that bans divorce that marriage was your life i'm not going to go into the nitty gritty of what happened but the process the process is why some women and some advocates for divorce we are pushing for it in the philippines if you could explain what are the options your mileage is failing or failed in the philippines what choices do you have that. you can only file for
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a legal separation which means that you can only like live apart so it doesn't severe the marital bond you're still married on paper but you can live apart or you can file for an element of marriage or nullity and that is a very streamlined complicated process i apply i filed for nullity of my marriage and it took me four years to get that involvement and during that time because adultery is criminalized in the philippines and only women could be charged with adultery i couldn't have a relationship i couldn't begin a new one i couldn't buy property because it would be considered conjugal i couldn't change or revert to my maiden name it was literally like my life was a nimble and finally when i had to go to court to testify and defend my an element case i was relentlessly interrogated by the judge i was made to feel like a criminal for a failed marriage and i guess you know that's how it is in this country it's like i'm worse than a criminal because i had violated marital vows i was
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a sinner and after even after all of that i should consider myself lucky that i could get in the moment because so many people can't get one either they can't afford it or there's even a possibility of your anomaly being denied so try to imagine that you can choose who to marry but if your marriage fails and if you file for an anomaly or another marriage the state can actually decide for you to grant that and on that or not they can decide for you who you should stay married to that's just ridiculous. i'm just wondering. i just gave an explanation of. your marriage has failed do you see the issue with those options you have two options. i would not say that they understand where she's going but. again i would like
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who my late. son options aside from legal separation. and i meant again. i hope that it was a real he and i it's. blame the prince we have around us we have been. cautious where we went through and telling us in their lives and that we have been coming to this church organizations and have been a minister not true then seaton's we have been at the medical school in assists in . how the course got through that the challenge yes in their head light and for me i would really like. wish that. to prevent the separation you know. lauren i don't i think.
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i want to go to you with this but i want to pick up on what lauren site about the assistance because online there are some people who are saying well there are a few things in marriage that there is no assisting one out of this is katherine or assisting one towards a reconciliation rather katherine says if this divorce the losses spouses would be able to end their marriages for reasons like abuse and infidelity they can't right now which means that many women are trapped in abusive and dysfunctional relationships are picking up on that croatia here size regarding divorce if it's costly even if they're being physically abused by their partners and women are considered strong for putting up with those circumstances rather than allowing them to get out of toxic relationships so and i think for people who are not in the philippines what might be surprising to them is even in the cases of abuse and. detriment to the woman's health and body she's not allowed to get
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a divorce can you explain that for us true under our laws you're only allowed a legal separation and that's a very strange law there because. you can have the opportunity to marry again to find happiness again and also these are crimes you know back to read a crime infidelity bigamy is a crime and jeff when you're systematically abused for years and years you steal truck there in the marriage i mean lawrence everybody would want counseling and all my friends who are now separate that the cancer counseling nobody jumps in and says you know i want to warn people try to save their marriages but when and woman has been like for years why you to be poor beat her this chance. to get out of hell and fine
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and the like i look at the air. again just like what you said that if they go separate issues they love or do so in a situation that. by lance the message by aliens we're not allowed going to every shot and yeah it's that there's little to remarry. it's just like what you said where you are so. you see. it because. you believe. in. it or. you like your new marriage again well it was the. no no no no no why you actually mean that they will jump into marriage you know they might say i don't know what we're talking about stopping them from getting the opportunity to
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do so with counseling if you want to that's not to say i think what i think we're talking about here is just you know being able to give people options depending on what their circumstances are in life so if a couple is going through some kind of rocky period and they want to seek some kind of counseling ryans as you said there are there are organizations like yours that will offer that but i'm also coming from a place where the marriage is just it's just and be under dempsey and where do you go from there legal separation is not a viable option because it won't allow you to marry again and you're still married on paper can you imagine that you're allowed to live apart you don't need the law to tell you that you can live apart but you do need a law to allow you to start again to allow you a second chance at happiness and then let's go to the two versions of an element that are available it's incredibly rigid because there's only a set of predefined criteria that you that will qualify you to apply for an
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announcement apart from that it's so it's so it's it's insufficient you know those grounds are insufficient because they don't include physical violence they don't include for devotee as a grounds for burying your marriage. isn't it a bit more because this is quite it's going to be quite surprising because the way that all norman is set up in the philippines is it has to be quite combative you cannot say ok we agree that we're not going to be together but we had we had something to now we want to be on you have to prove that your spouse is what i love . right now for an element you have to prove they were catchall if you don't fall into any of that preset criteria and it's a very rigid a lot of people will cite psychological incapacity as the reason for filing for an all bad and you have to prove psychological incapacity because it's just such a wide catch all term and you have to think
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a bucket where you put in all sorts of things that were wrong with the marriage of the highlights noble sings about will spouse you can singles because you don't want to judge to not see and know meant exactly and even if they were true you know and you if there is specially if there are children involved do you really want to air out your dirty laundry you don't you just want to end this marriage and move on admittedly you want some kind of. coupling as they say a very nice and coupling right it's already bad so you want to turn that kind of situation into something good and also with respect to their children involved again this is the the father of my child with respect to that you want to be able to get out of that with as much respect and much dignity as possible and because the process is so adversarial it prevents you from doing that. i want to share this story that's circulating on twitter from someone with a personal story she says when i was a kid i dreamt to get married and build my own family and then the dream came true
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unfortunately to the wrong one i'm tied to a monster who made my cloud dark and all i can do is dream again to be free so that's one person's story there but i want to shift to this because it picks up when you were saying on a about the and moments here says i support this bill is legalization because marriage moment is extremely expensive and it used to be part of number pre-colonial culture and i'm wondering if you can unpack that for us where would the it is from the every one you need. you know to certify that one did. you is psychological e incapacitate for marriage that's the only well that's one of the most common ways that people get a moment to you get to peer judge i mean if people understand our court system and the philippians they're all full of cases judges a single case can take well imus four years some will take as long as stanley you
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know and you've got to pay lawyers and everything so two hundred fifty thousand is the low average for at two hundred fifty thousand passes with more than four thousand dollars but that would mean more than a year of minimum of for a minimum wage earner if he or she or he least and his income for. an hour so it's just beyond people's pockets and so they stayed there suffering because they just can't afford it didn't that the wars bill that has been approved by the house of representatives allows indigent women and men to. wreak court services when they see it or so that a lot of. so i'm hearing your arguments in die and. they are very
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powerful but i'm also looking at some of the pro stay married protest this one here i'm just looking at here this was just a complement months ago in the philippines where. the very religious community in the philippines is saying no to divorce we uphold the zanti of mind and then once your organization couples for christ defending the filipinos family is that what you saw that you having to do right now staving off these calls for divorce because you are defending the family the concept of the family in the philippines. because. we legalized it works it will be easy for and. it's not their marriage. i understand or something we shouldn't say that in caucus or invented it because situations like what we have been thought of earlier
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by the message by aliens and we're going to run down not up and well if we're going to use that worse it's not only for those in it difficult situations who will benefit but it will also be used to skulk ones who just want to. get away from their marriage you know it would be very easy for them if we would get it is in the bill of what were those other copeland's or not i don't really have a problem with aguilar and as it was since you know. i don't really see a problem with that lawrence if two people decide to get married then they should be able to freely decide not to be married to one another i mean that's the plain and simple thing for me but also just to go back to the the way that this divorce bill has been drafted it has taken that into consideration the legislators didn't want to make it easy to get a divorce that's why the provisions include a six month cooling off period where you file for it and then there's a six month waiting period to see if there's
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a chance that the couple may reconcile and they have also removed. chronic unhappiness or citing chronic and happiness as reasons for getting a divorce and that was all part of making this what they call filipino style divorce it wasn't going to be made easy for others for people just to get a divorce just because they wanted one but again i'm saying i don't see anything wrong with that i hear you there i want to bring up a three to someone who might agree with lawrence here this is d.m.p. who says i'm against divorce in the philippines because it's a family oriented country i believe in the great bonding that we have in every family here in our country most of us are races supportive loving and caring people around us were just considered our family so so this person clearly they felt family three times in this tweet is really upping that aspect of why people should stay together but this tweet from milan brings up something different she says married couples don't realize how much their arguments affect their kids mentally
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sometimes having divorced parents is healthier than living in a household with constant fights lawrence what's your take on this argument having two people who hate each other in the same household and having children see that what do you think that does to the children. and. well. more much of. it is. just you see. you're very consistent with the way that you are approaching this issue in the philippines let me show you a little of you this is from pope francis and he said. three years ago that family
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separation can be morally necessary i am reading family separation as divorce where he's saying that there are times when there are extreme situations where it is better for that family not to be together but how about society and public opinion in the philippines how is that changing or how is that change how we look at this graphic here and your see in the green the people who actually want to have a divorce for costs irreconcilably separated couples i have trouble with that word if you don't like your spouse that's the reason. i have trouble reading the word and you see in two thousand and five forty three percent but look at the green over the years twenty eleven twenty fourteen twenty fifteen twenty sixty to seventy consistently more people in the philippines are interested in this idea of having divorce than are not what is that saying in die about public one.
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i think people realize now that they don't need to remain cropped in very unhappy relationships marriages i grew up in a in a huge loving catholic family my parents were devout catholics i'm one of eleven siblings and i am i we were all very happy but it's precisely because they thought as that we have a loving god that i think he would not one to anybody woman or man and especially children to be trucked in a living hell and that he would want to allow anybody. you know after considerable counseling and you know going through a process with respect the cooling off period to start life anew and have a chance at happiness so many people we have very high rate of domestic violence in
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the philippines you know we have rape we have abuse and i think women talking to each other have fallen the strength to say that we need a system where we are given the chance not only to start a new but also to make sure to give our children a chance to have the same economic benefits that they had to work together and also to give people a chance to have joint custody of children and it's a more reasonable and more efficiently and i don't think people who have good marriages are going to be tempted to go for divorce just for the hack of it i think there are a lot of members of our community that would completely agree with you and then there are these two comments i want to bring up when we talk about public opinion
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this is jack who says being in a religious country i'm against divorce in the philippines the union of two individuals cannot be separated because they receive the sacrament of marriage from the church meaning they vowed and promise on only to the witnesses that are present but also to god to keep that in mind we also got this live comment on youtube from someone who says this no divorce policy in the philippines will make a couple think really really hard before going into married life. of course you have the privilege of hindsight but even looking forward and looking towards your friends and people you know what is this done to people who might be thinking about marriage. well i think that you know the people who are thinking i don't know what people think of marriage or thinking right now but you know it's definitely is a detriment or a some kind of futile how it dampens you right to think about not being able to to have a second chance of had at happiness if this doesn't work out what i've always said
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to people is you know if you are not for divorce then i really really sincerely hope that you will be in a relationship be in a marriage where you won't need one and a nominee is an ugly hurtful extremely painful process i wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy so i said right now those people who don't need a divorce their rights are protected you know as titus quote but what about those people that we've been talking about people like me and other friends that i know of and that lawrence knows and i'm sure and i know as well who have marriages that are beyond repair and that need a legal solution for them to have a second chance at happiness just like everybody else i think that's all that's all you want us people who are advocating for divorce we just want to level the playing field on of those a moment when i. started to cry just a few minutes ago what we sinking in that moment. that well i'm just
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a little i'm always a little. frustrated about how number one it took it was such an artist process to get a nominee for me and it was it was traumatizing in its own right i didn't feel like i had to be made out to look like some kind of criminal in the court room i still remember that exact i can still remember you know how i was questioned how i was interrogated and having a court room of people filled in strangers and look at you while all of that is happening i can see it was more than ten years ago now and i can still tell you exactly how that went so it was extremely traumatizing say the least but at the same time it's also a point of anger for me because again i'm supposed to consider myself lucky because i got an annulment i had the financial resources to do so well as other people can't even get to that point and then they have to say trapped in their marriages
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it's a real complete injustice when you think about the way that the laws are set up it favors people who have the resources people who have the connections to get an anonymous and at the end we all just want a second chance at happiness to rectify a mistake. and for those who are not going to make a mistake and shows well great your rights are protected your you can stay married and sincerely we want all of your rights are protected not all of that for others who are happily married. just got the time can the temperature from our online community and at this from mit who says i'm a catholic my south however i believe in our law being able to support our making autonomous decisions by blocking divorce based on path that believes the same way that everyone in this country believes not and that's an infringement on people's agency thank you for joining us.
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many never return. try to understand. from the north i witnessed. on. the polls are open and pakistan in a closely watched election with the military out in force. i know there are no archive this is out zero life and also coming up hundreds of people are missing after the collapse of a dam and last government officials are emergency aid. in greece wildfires had to
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resort to the capsule at least seventy six people. and castles and their arrives at the british prime minister's london home but mysteries surrounds an effort to hire at. so as to test his physics. polls i think in pakistan whether he says choosing a new parliament three main parties are contesting the polls in a race has been plagued by violence and instability let's go straight now to come on heidi he's outside a polling station in islamabad and can also shaped up to be a very tight race isn't it absolutely and because of the deep political polarization in this country one ignored as to who's going to win this particular election by david going to be a fluid new contested one and we've already seen people turning up early here in islamabad so that they can get or will read warding once they're inside separate
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fiction for the ladies and kept separate for the jains they will then feed their names on the ward. and of course if they're in the capital they were to get one ballot paper but if they're in the province then they will get two ballot paper in their green one for joining their present a day for parliament and a white one for tuning the provincial legislators story indeed a close new ford election there's a lot there to stake all the political parties all three mainstream political parties as saying that they're going to get a high number of votes and their day rate also get a number number of seats my dad all will become clear because the people of pakistan really make that argument. in the end as to who did it for it and saying absolutely and just talk us through the main people we're saying in this election law. well there are several of.
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the mainstream parties. on people's party to the. prime minister. of man or to be ideological in the wrong. wayne bennett party but. there is a major national party then you have got the budget on muslim league now watch which was in government the last government. completed its ten year old. gods have a stronghold and a fun job they also have some following indicate p.k. province barden are very. and then you have guard imran khan. here. to gain a lot of seats and up on jobs we don't know where did it really make a huge difference and it is going to be a close race and. his party had
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a government so everything is up for grabs and it is not being. done nothing and they're done being. done i call security tight isn't it says we've seen a number of attacks in the run up to this today. absolutely and or lead guarding to the election commission of pakistan eight hundred thousand security forces personnel have been deployed to what treat underdog and from the military this includes retired to fish story include. when you go it's going to be a very dense affair because of the. polling stations reward clean she candidates from three different political parties including imran khan party the nationalists and. a leader who was poised to win the election they did their tenth of that it did today from die. just across the border no one is gone deaf
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taken responsibility for a deadly bombing in baluchistan and that they get out of one pocket donalds or have a new chief so they want their trade of several dodging the election and it did because of that to figure out before to go again by the indication commission of get on and b. and get him to come in to make sure that people are able to come out and board and confident and facing they all are saying long lines at the polling place come out for the moment thanks very much indeed rescue workers and the hundreds of people reported missing after a dam collapse on monday it sent a wall of water downstream flooding villages and sweeping away homes a billion dollars was under construction in a remote southeastern province a south korean firm involved in the project has sent teams to help with the rescue when haye has more from been called and neighboring thailand. well it seems that many people are still missing following the partial collapse of this dam in
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southeastern laos on monday night big getting accurate figures out of the lao government is still very difficult getting access to the area for international media or for independent organizations is severely restricted by the lao government what we're hearing though from one of the companies involved in the construction of this dam remembering that construction had not been completed at the time of the collapse one of the companies involved is a south korean company called engineering and construction it is saying that it first noticed cracks in one of the auxiliary or saddle dams on sunday night so that is about twenty four hours before the collapse occurred it says that it tried to repair the cracks but some of the roads leading to the site had already been washed out so getting the right equipment into the area proved very difficult clearly the situation became a lot worse in the hours are that evacuations were ordered immediately but it seems
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that they did not happen soon enough as this water cascading down stream some five kilometers leaving more than six thousand people homeless on the tire the temporary electricity generating company has issued this statement saying the incident was caused by a continuous rainstorm which caused a high volume of water to flow into the projects reservoir company evacuated people who reside around the area to temporary shelter in accordance with the emergency plan an urgent assessment of the situation is being made in order to be able to immediately result of the situation rescuers in greece fear they may find more bodies after wildfires swept through coastal areas of the capital athens at least seventy six people have died the government has declared a state of emergency with many fires still burning. in the seaside resort of motti where twenty six people were found dead. with ferocious intensity the
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flames tore through homes and livelihoods. and the wildfires quickly turned deadly. locked in a final embrace dozens of bodies discovered in the popular seaside village of monte east of athens families had huddled together for safety but found no escape. kiddish promised brain ishant us early this morning we discovered the pumpkin three of the victims further away this place where unfortunately there are twenty six people men women and unfortunately children within hours large parts of monte had been destroyed survivors described running for the sea to escape the choking smoke military and coast guard vessels along with dozens of private boats join the effort to rescue more than seven hundred people from the beaches some survivors were discovered at sea. here in the resort town of marty nearly every block nearly every street there are signs of devastation like this charred cars lined the streets the
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fire was so intense here it's even melted the metal on some of these vehicles and some locals who returned to inspect what's left of their properties in every fourth or fifth house here seems to have always been completely destroyed she met. today greece is mourning and in memory of those who perished we are declaring three days of national mourning however we should not let that overwhelm us because this is a time to fight to be unified and courageous in the hot dry weather fires burn on the other side of athens to there was panic as greeks looked for their neighbors the flames closing in. this is a coastal town an hour's drive west of the capital fire crews try to limit the destruction but it was out of control. in two thousand and seven more than eighty people were killed as fires raged across the country for days this year the dry
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winter has again cause tinderbox conditions with one hundred kilometer an hour winds fanning the flames for greece in peak tourist season the fires are a danger to it's fragile economy only adding to the toll of a tragic summer leave barca al-jazeera marty east of athens. is in london for talks with the british prime minister. at downing street where the pair discussed defense and security cooperation as well as joint work for the twenty twenty two football world cup and cast their mayor is keen to strengthen relations with western allies amid a blockade on his country by neighboring arab states. has more from central london . qatar's emir and britain's prime minister bonded over football i mean been hammered he told to resume he was impressed with the english football team adding he hoped they would do better when his country hosts the next world cup it was well
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. this is. not us this is us. then the discussion shifted to politics the g.c.c. crisis and bilateral relations qatar is one of the biggest investors in the u.k. and a major buyer of british military hardware. last year when saudi arabia u.a.e. bahrain and egypt sever ties with qatar and imposed a blockade doha twenty four typhoon fighter jets from the u.k. . during a ceremony. parade in central london the president of the flag over a joint squadron of qatari and british pilots who will protect the world cup in qatar t.v. read we're building strong military cooperation based on a model approach you'll see more joint operations in the future including squadron
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twelve which you'll see operating soon and through the coming years that's a first step there will be more cooperation in the future rick. britain has called on all the parties involved in the gulf diplomatic crisis to set aside their differences. the u.k. is very sad about the blockade a little bit puzzled really what lies between behind the blockade it doesn't see any logic or reason for the action but you must maintain good relations with all our states and that's why we are suggesting that kuwait is best placed to be the broker. qatar's charm offensive.

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