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a state funeral for those killed in tuesday's bridge collapse in genoa northern italy. zero live from doha imo seen dennis also coming up the worst flood say hit the indian state of carolina and one hundred years of forced thousands out of their. breaking the mold cricket star turned politician imran khan is stolen in his pakistan's new prime minister. and the u.n. report recommends deploying un mandated troops to help protect palestinians.
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a state funeral is taking place initially for the victims of tuesday's bridge collapse in genoa president said matter of valor is expected to attend and it will be presided over by the archbishop of genoa some families. are staying away they're blaming the government for the disaster and they're saying that they'll conduct their own private ceremonies meanwhile the remains of one family a husband a wife and a nine year old child have been recovered from the rubble of a night while at that ceremony in general is our correspondent david so david this stays occasion is under way. yes martin it's very much on everybody's minds here the getting of the family has been recovering from a crush to say that happened over night. it was
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a family on the way to the holidays they were trying to catch a ferry here in genoa and they were taken from that crash and. included a nine year old daughter so that's pressing on people's minds as you said many of the families decided not to attend the state's a funeral proceedings they want to remain private they want to share their grief between the surviving family members they don't want the media there and they certainly don't want the politicians because as you said many of those families are blaming neglect by previous governments negligence by previous governments for what happened and so they are staying away from this whole ceremony but nevertheless there have been some extraordinary scenes already here martine when the fire rescue services the police came in they were cheered and clapped and applauded there is a great deal of emotion here as you can imagine and also a great deal of anger but they're here essentially to try and find some sort of
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closure they remember those pictures they've seen that huge storm in that massive span crushed down on the river taking so many lives with it and they want to try for back. thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks. thanks. thanks thanks thanks. it that's a shame we've lost our connection to correspondent david chase there but as you can see some of the prominent politicians arriving to what seems like a thunderous round of applause and in fact there you see.
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matty need their salvador mattingly there who is currently the interior minister surrounded by other senior politicians of this new coalition government being uprooted as i say by many people in this hole as they prepare to move on the loss of at least thirty eight people david chase our correspondent has already indicated that there is a lot of resentment not only against. resentment against those who were responsible for maintaining the infrastructure mystery but also for the politicians who have been rather quick to attribute blame for this terrible human tragedy in which at least thirty eight people have died but that death toll is expected to rise a family of three having been discovered or the remains of a family of three having been discovered overnight and possibly as many as twenty
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people still unaccounted for so there you see senior members of the new italian government arriving at this state occasion in genoa to mourn the loss of at least thirty eight people we'll keep you right up to date with developments in general but we get a look at some other news. because thousands of people in southern india are being moved out of their homes as what's being called the worst flooding for a century sweeps across the state of carola prime minister narendra modi surveyed some of the worst affected areas from a helicopter of the three hundred twenty people have been killed heavy rains over the past few days triggered landslides and said water rushing through villages helicopters have been rescuing rescuing people stranded on their rooftops now almost all the districts in kerala are in the with the flooding potential affecting the entire thirty five million population of the state it's so bad the main airport
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cause she's been shut down for at least a week now and tourists have been told to stay away so far more than three hundred thousand people have been displaced by the flooding and most of them are now living in camps that have been set up and with more to read to rain forecast for the weekend the government's pledged a seventy one million dollars aid package well i've been speaking to al-jazeera is meteorologist kevin corriveau he says rainfall this year is already well above the average so we have seen some of the percentages with the rain exceeding over three hundred to four hundred percent in some of those areas. really compared to other years this has been an exceptional year if we go back several years such as two thousand and fourteen that was a pretty much normal year in terms of the monsoon but then back to two thousand and fifty we're actually below average in that was the trend for two thousand and fifteen two thousand and sixteen as well as two thousand and seventeen we are
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watching definitely around the world with global temperatures rising and seeing the differences of what's happening in parts of the other areas so deftly we are watching this now we're looking at the area probably see a few more days of very heavy rain. the former cricketer imran khan is being officially sworn in as prime minister of pakistan it's taken him more than two decades to finally claim the top job after retiring from sport and turning his attention to politics come all high to has more from islam of that. emraan khan is warning that twenty second prime minister of pakistan that is for the third time that a civilian government had handed over to another civilian government and for the first time in over four decades that a new political party had the single largest party and bogged down in a country where democracy were the rule all syrian border and didn't ordered emraan
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that many and ward were considered to be a very. fair after which a left for dead residents on the outskirts of islamabad advani now imran khan had been promising change by bringing in accountability and also addressing the economic crisis going fronting the country but he also wants to mend fences with neighboring countries and offered to bring a change in progress on foreign policy and rarely show a lot at stake as he takes control of pakistan's government some of invade now looks back at him and calls journey from cricketer to the new leader of pakistan. after a twenty two year struggle in months sons taken pakistan's top job the kind of magic cricket cop who got home the world cup is now the prime minister for years his vision has been to build what he calls
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a new pakistan. the state will become one. no you can only get out of this by a complete u. turn and what we call the new books them. you know what but what they were is go back to the vision of the founding fathers and. it all began with the launch of that there you can sock or p.t.i. in one nine hundred ninety six but it wasn't until the twenty thirteen election that it emerged as pakistan's third largest political party in this election can campaign on a track record of establishing a hospital in a university and more recently running the government of the fabric of our problems . he's long been at the center of media attention both at home and abroad which meant his private life was also no spotlight from marrying british socialite jim i'm a goldsmith whose most recent divorce the journalist ron hahn even his third marriage with a spiritual advisor bush has not been without controversy fans also denied his rivals accusations that he won as many seats this time because he was the military's
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favorite candidate. but he has been the favored candidate of many first time voters the youth as imran khan calls them his party supporters have disrupted to dish and politics in the last few years but their energy and aggressive social media presence and they've also put pressure on iran and members of his party have misbehaved. imran khan's one of the most recognizable faces of pakistan who's been a vocal critic of u.s. drone strikes and has insisted that dialogue with groups like the taliban is the way to achieve peace. but do not want this exogenous of killing in the name of drone attacks is hinted at better ties with neighbors including india and afghanistan in a positive relationship with the u.s. based on what he calls mutual respect. to mankind's become the first former cricketer to have turned popular support into an election when. he gets ready to fulfill his promise of the so-called new pakistan he faces major challenges
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including finishing his full five year term that's because none of his predecessors remain in power long enough to complete their time in office simon job it was their . the united nations secretary general has suggested deploying a un mandated omh tools or unarmed observers to protect palestinian civilians and turn a good terrorists has been told by the general assembly to find a way to shield people from what's being described as excessive and indiscriminate force by the israeli military russell and jordan has more from the u.n. . the u.n. general assembly ordered the secretary general and tonio good tenors to come up with the report of recommendations so that there could be new ways or perhaps a reinforcement of old ways of protecting palestinian civilians in the ongoing dispute with the israeli government the recommendations for coming from the secretary general are for the first would be increasing the number of you would
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personnel in the occupied palestinian territories in order to help palestinian civilians improve their quality of life the second recommendation is essentially more money for un and other governmental organization programs to improve health care education and the economy in the occupied territories the last two recommendations from a terrorist would need a security council resolution and indorsement before either could be employed one deploy an observer mission that could also act as local bt interest to keep the israeli military and policy of protestors for of getting into an all out conflict the final would be a deployment of perhaps a peacekeeper force an armed force as the document calls it in order to basically make certain that these two sides don't come into any clashes and that people are killed or injured as a result those last two would be very difficult to get into doors but from the
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security council without considerable debate and to go see a ship and because the u.s. president donald trump has been very vigorous in its defense of israel's right to protect itself it is likely that should a resolution even be to go see it that the u.s. would veto such a measure essentially putting this whole proposal into the waistband but because the u.n. general assembly decided to debate the matter and to have a good tears take a fresh look at the ongoing crisis in israel and the palestinian territories it is certainly something that's going to lead to at least a new round of discussion in the u.n. security council. still to come here and out there find out how an abandoned tobacco factory and cinnamon am could help preserve it robs rich history and the u.s. threatens to impose more sanctions on turkey as the country faces economic pressure .
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hello again good to have you back we're here cross parts of indonesia we are watching and also malaysia we are watching the clouds start to increase so from what we had over the last couple of days you notice that a lot more clouds are now pushing down towards the south where we had partly cloudy conditions down here towards java and bali we're now picking up a little bit more mid and high clouds across that region really no rain to speak of but you can expect to see mostly cloudy conditions which carda over the next few days sing a temperature there of about thirty three degrees then as we make our way down here towards australia we are watching the wildfire risk still very very high across most of the southeast ownerships some video that has come out of that region we have seen quite a few wildfires across that area and that's all due to the excessive drought situation that's been going on this winter across that area very dry conditions
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a lot of dry fuel for those fires to feed on and they are really starting to be very concerned that this is going to continue as well into the summer across that area with this front pushing through the immediate concern is going to be the gusty winds across that region so when that goes through we are going to be seeing no rain really associate that some cooler conditions but gusty winds are going to be a major problem sydney your temp just dropping down to about fifty and chrisman attempt few a twenty one. on counting the cost financial. investor sentiment in emerging markets a perfect storm of factors including. his hitting. is tracking your every move.
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al jazeera where ever you. deal with al-jazeera and these are our top stories. a state funeral as underway initially for some of the victims of chooses bridge collapse in genoa some family members a boy causing the ceremony politicians have been arriving at the venue the remains of a family a husband a wife and that nine year old daughter meanwhile have been recovered from the rubble of the night from the bridge that collapsed on cheese day.
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the indian prime minister narendra modi has has been to see what's being described as some of the worst flooding in a century in the sage of carola thousands of people have been moved from their homes more than three hundred twenty is being killed heavy rains over the past few days triggered landslides and simple water rushing through villages. former cricketer imran khan has been sworn in as prime minister of pakistan it's taken him more than two decades to get the top job after retiring from sports and turning his attention to politics he was elected prime minister in a vote at the country's national assembly on friday. now civilians are fleeing it live in northwestern syria ahead of a planned offensive by the government it labour's one of the last strongholds held by the opposition the un has warned that a military operation there would put three. million civilians at risk many of
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taking refuge in camps close to the turkish border say them cause heirloom has more from at may just inside syria close to the border with turkey. this is the marketplace about a refugee camp in northern syria by syria turkey border the camp which is one of the oldest and self-rising began in the riyadh post more than eight hundred fifty thousand syrian refugees those refugees were displaced maybe once maybe a couple of times since the syrian uprising and the bashar assad regime's assaults began and many people here feel stuck because as the president as the syrian regime president bashar assad's threatens to attach it these people say oh i'm no where else to go because this was the ultimate point by the border that they could reach and now you see the sauce you see the shops and people who are trying to make a living here today is friday some of the shops are all of them but when you speak
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to the people they are kind of they speak those things made up any outsold. by the syrian regime. to his credit rating is being lowered by two of the financial agencies moody's and sound as i'm pournelle say has become more difficult to turkey to pay its debts the country's already struggling with the financial crisis and sanctions from the united states gabriel elizondo ripples from new york. for the turkish lira it was a week that could not in soon enough he week that started with the lira sliding to a record low of seven point two against the us dollar the currency has lost nearly forty percent of its value against the dollar this year alone as a full fledged economic crisis continues to simmer the trumpet ministration this week threaten to impose additional economic sanctions on turkey over the country's continued house arrest of a u.s. pastor on terrorism charges the diplomatic standoff led trump on friday to again
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say sanctions are justified turkey has in my opinion acted very very badly so we haven't seen the last of that we are not going to take it sitting down they can take our feet but some analysts say the u.s. is being overly aggressive with the sanctions and use them to march and use them to recklessly if you don't have allies on board when you use the. you erode their effectiveness over time however there are some signs of potential relief on wednesday qatar's emir tahmima bin hamad out funny visited ankara bringing with him promises of an investment package worth fifteen billion dollars that money will mainly be injected into turkey's financial markets and banks turkey also promised to inject more money into the economy here on wall street they're watching the events in turkey very closely but most analysts say they have not seen any
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significant signs yet that events there are objecting the u.s. stock market but elsewhere that's not the case markets in asia remain mixed and european stocks were mostly down primarily because many european countries remain heavily exposed to turkey's debt while the list of grievances between these two nato allies is substantial this crisis ultimately boils down to a battle of wills between two leader. there's the big question now which one of them will blink first until then how far will the lira fall in the mean time gabriel is on do how does it new york. but we've been speaking to our our mass who's a national security and foreign policy analyst he says tech is economy doesn't stand a chance against u.s. sanctions the vast majority not if not all of the civilized world banking and trade sort of transactions go through one and one and only sort of
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transactional route and that's new york that's american transactional routes if the united states decides what sanctions on those which control the vast majority of the banking transactions world. turkey doesn't stand a chance now you can get some direct investment from qatar it's being get some direct investment from other sovereigns but again your banking system is beholden rely and also that and then on american watching american institutions even a broken clock is right twice a day american president president trump would always falls flaws and problems that sibylla t. s. he's right about this case present on its checkers act it's a correct as maneuvers need to come back to the western allies that it's kept turkey sovereign has kept turkey prosperous a lot kept turkey away from a lot of threats facing east and north venezuela's president has confirmed that his government is making its cryptocurrency an official form of payment alongside the
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believer the distil cash is called the pet trade and it's backed by venezuela's crude all reserves which is the largest in the won't president to do it as government has also raised wages for the fifth time this year the south american nations been battling hyperinflation which has left it on the brink of economic collapse. now the once thriving tourism industry in nicaragua has completely collapsed the recent armrest in the central american country has meant tourists are staying away since april hundreds of people have been killed in protests against president danny a lot take john home and reports now from go to nada on how business in is a struggling to make ends meet. this staircase ronnie and his family put everything into restoring this hotel in granada nick and i were from ruins to the splendor of its colonial past now he's worried they could lose it all and that will
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be my dream but probably. that will be me and i will hopefully if that quandary no because what will be my first tour if i don't have. my my you know my heir for my investment if and here you know because i was tourism industry was booming since opening four years ago really had never had an empty night until this april when protests in a subsequent crackdown from police and paramilitary groups changed everything there would have been spent a week without anyone in doing. tourism has plummeted the small hotels association says occupancy sit down eighty percent the number of flights is home and a third of restaurants are closed just about everyone in beautiful clothes or not has been affected the city's famous for its whole strong courage rides but we're only old man's wolf customers in the whole month not only he but and there is
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a man yet cause suffering yes here. we touch reduced the animals food and they come to he says bernard is just trying to get back on its feet but it's hard when you've got reminders of the own going on rest but the town who badly got hit by fire and when locals themselves still aren't sure if it's safe to go out tonight. the government's been accused of white washing the crisis this week bringing out a video called make and i will always beautiful while protests continue to rumble through the streets they say they have to do something instead of staying with our hands down message that we're here we're working we're working with whosoever wants to work to develop this sector. and to regain that bynum isn't that this sector have had already last eleven years that can't come soon enough for ronnie's hotel and the more than twenty staff members he's had to
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lay off. among them daisy who's struggling to provide for his sick parents made my ms i see that the needs are the same but now the money is in there we have to protest food medicine and basic bills so it's not going to stop and i'm struggling with it in a couple of months i don't know what we are going to do everyone we talked to is hanging on for the next time a season in december if things don't improve by then many say migration might be the only option. john home and i would see it a. katter has accused saudi arabia of blocking its citizens from performing the muslim hog's pilgrimage the country government says its nationals are unable to get permits to travel to mecca saudi arabia denies this saying an unspecified number of categories of arrive for the pilgrimage the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and egypt cut diplomatic ties with carter more than a year ago they accused her of supporting terrorism
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a claim the cattery government has from the denied. for more than ten years the tobacco factory in iraq lay abandoned there was talk of reopening it then talk of demolishing it but now there are plans to transform the twenty six had a compound into a place where people can enjoy the arts the trash can name ripples from solomon here in northern iraq since it was founded more than two hundred years ago so i'm in a in northern iraq has been a city devoted to the arts. it's that celebrated legacy that makes it unsurprising that someone looked at this long abandoned and dilapidated tobacco factory and vision a sprawling cultural arts center. that is no doubt there will be a huge impact on the people also the money of all people know that people here are thirsty for aught on culture and they are always spot dissipating in or holding
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cultural activities people even come here from other cities it has a special history from one nine hundred sixty one to two thousand and five so i'm in a a tobacco factory rolled out carton after carton of cigarettes including the first kurdish brand the government run factory was the second largest industry in the city's history it employed more than fifteen hundred people the former iraqi president saddam hussein's persecution of the kurds destroyed tobacco farming in northern iraq these machines produced their last cigarette pack thirteen years ago now the hope is this will become an arts hub where movie and television shows are produced musicians can practice and perform and artists create and show their work the cultural art center will pay tribute to its historical roots the plan is to
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save these machines and create an exhibit devoted to the solomon a yet tobacco factory. in the beginning of the cultural center project we agreed that the exterior of the building will be preserved there will only be eight innovation inside there for the building remains as it was all easily and the next generation will know that previously for more than forty years this was a debacle factory. the kurdistan regional government has allocated almost six million dollars to the project but no one can say how soon construction will begin in earnest let alone finish. through the now they call it situation is difficult but we hope that it will change and it should be better then we can overcome all the obstacles that we are facing. when the cultural arts center does open it promises to be a place where the history of industry and the future of the arts are preserved the
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talks are going to aim al-jazeera silliman asia northern iraq. right time for us to take a look at the top stories here it out. now this is the scene in genoa you can see the state funeral is underway for some of the victims of two says' bridge collapse in genoa you've just seen president said. greeting those marines some family members say that boycotting this hour mean said they're choosing to have their own private ceremony is because they blame the government for the disaster that has befallen them meanwhile the remains of a family a husband wife and a nine year old but being recovered from the rubble of a night. the indian prime minister narendra modi has taken
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a look at what's being described as some of the worst flooding in a century in the state of carola thousands of people have been moved from their homes more than three hundred twenty have been killed heavy rains over the past few days have triggered landslides and that sent water rushing through villages the former cricket sorry man cullen has been sworn in as prime minister of pakistan it's taken him more than two decades to get the top job after retiring from sport and turning his attention to politics he was elected prime minister in a vote at the country's national assembly on friday his p.t.i. party won the most seats in elections last month. the u.s. special council investigating possible russian interference in the twenty sixteen election has recommended a former trunk campaign aide be jailed george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. in october he's due to be sentenced next month special counsel miller says he
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should serve up to six months in prison qatar has accused saudi arabia of blocking its citizens from performing the muslim hard pilgrimage the country government says its nationals around the will to get permits to travel to mecca saudi arabia denies this saying an unspecified number of cats have it catteries have arrived for the pilgrimage the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain in egypt cuts diplomatic ties with katter more than a year ago they accused of supporting terrorism a claim the cattery government strongly denies the right job today those are the latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera so rahman will be in this chair in half an hour or so but that's after counting the cost. southbound on the economic heartbeat of a thriving brazil but boom times mean rising rents and the lack of public housing isabella is just one of thousands looking for a place to call home with no choice but to occupy one of the city's many vacant
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buildings facing an uncertain future. he'll find a latin america occupying brazil on al-jazeera. a low on housing seeker this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics financial traumas in turkey shake investor sentiment we'll take a look at whether it could be spreading across the emerging markets. also this week south africa's rand takes a beating why a perfect storm of factors including land reform is hitting africa's most developed economy.


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