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al-jazeera. $100.00 a raid a day the furious onslaught on syria's the last rebel stronghold that's forcing hundreds of thousands to flee towards turkey. hello i'm barbara sara you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up sauza as a people go on strike in sudan demanding the military hand over power to civilian rule serbia reportedly deploys troops to its border with possible after a police raid sends tensions soaring in the region and will it be mr or ms europe
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the fight begins over who will take the top jobs in the e.u. is european leaders gather in brussels for negotiations. thank you for joining us hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing a wave of airstrikes in northwest syria as government and russian warplanes pound rebel positions. 27 civilians have been killed in tuesday's attacks but that number is expected to rise as the government intensifies a few years push from the south health officials in the opposition held province say government rockets have this for the hospital in the town of 5 newborn and aleppo have also been targeted forcing syrian civilians to flee towards turkey. well the u.s. state department has called the escalation of violence reckless serious humanitarian situation is also. in the focus of talks at the u.n.
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security council from where a diplomatic editor james bays reports. yet another meeting on the 5th time it's been raised in the security council since the offensive by the syrian government and russia started yet again though division among council members means there was strong words but no prospect of action for a top humanitarian official made this appeal conta this council take any concrete action when attacks on schools and hospitals have become a war tactic that no longer sparks outrage is there nothing to be said or done when indiscriminate barrel bombs are dropped in civilian areas ambassadors from the u.s. and europe talked of war crimes and the need for accountability attacks directed against protected medical facilities are prohibited by international law and are in
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defiance of many security council resolutions including 216-522-6824 extension 49. there must be accountability for the forces and leaders who planned and conducted any such strikes russia was represented at the meeting by one of its deputy foreign ministers he said his country's military will working with the assad government to fight what he said were terrorists by. the russian aerospace forces are providing the necessary support to the syrian government forces to force the terrorists out of the regions that are used to bombard russian bases and the positions of the syrian arab regimes to go he's right there are groups operating in international humanitarian law is clear it says military forces must show proportionality and as well as the armed groups there are 3000000 civilians living in the province james. at the united
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nations russia and turkey had reached an agreement last september which was supposed to protect aid labeled the fear is for the safety of the $3000000.00 people in northwest syria but since then an armed group formally allied with al qaeda seized large parts of the area triggering the regime's latest offensive saying a hoarder has all report. the intensity of strikes like these is increasing and so is the number of civilians killed across southern adlib and northern russian and syrian jets are carrying out more than 100 raids a day. and most are hitting crowded residential areas marketplaces are reduced to rubble hospitals clinics and schools have been destroyed in the offensive in northwest syria that is entering its 2nd month. there are still. many civilians have been killed the planes have returned to hit moderate and women
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the people are panicking afraid opposition activists are accusing the government and its allies of using internationally banned weapons like cluster bombs and white . for as they say it is part of a strategy to depopulate a belt of territory on the southern edges of a glib province to secure 2 international roads more than 200000 syrians have moved north towards turkey's borders seeking safety in open fields but tens of thousands are believed to be caught in the area of hostilities the russian backed syrian government offensive has barely changed the lines of control government forces are trying to recapture territory to connect cities under their control and revive trade but they haven't been able to take much ground russia too is trying to push the rebels nourse so that its military base in lucky i will no longer be within the opposition's firing range. opposition forces have united and are
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fighting back and some of the armed groups say they are getting military support from turkey which wants to strengthen its negotiating have to many believe the offensive is about pressuring turkey which is trying to balance relations between moscow and washington there are reports that turkey is holding behind the scenes negotiations to try and revive last year's cease fire deal and create a demilitarized zone that fighters from the share or s. and the syrian army will respect. glasgow's. us. as well. mortars artillery. sometimes. it's best not although
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a cease fire would save lives there's no sign of a deal but for now through their proxies russia and turkey are reminding each other how costly it is when they're not working together. big but. precious leaders are increasing the pressure on the military to hand over power to a civilian run administration a 2 day strike is on the way with workers nationwide walking off the job protesters hope it will force when they truly do is into a new round of negotiations and one can report from khartoum. on any other day this would be the main transport hub for the whole of faltering but the central bus station is shut and the general strike is holding disruption to the capital's airport but strike is displaying signs saying we will build our country however the
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ruling transitional military council criticised the strikes saying the army was part of the revolution no no good so the ends armed forces are part of the revolution by god is. part of this or the lucian. by god i'm telling you no one would have been able to remove him god was out us a handful of shops and government offices did open but the strike is widespread enough for the organizers to deem it a success the plan today walkout was organized by the sudanese professionals association on behalf of the opposition coalition speaking on monday night before the strike started organizers said they were forced into taking action because the transitional military council are not negotiating in good faith. but i mean liz so what are the sole guarantor of the revolution are the sudanese people and the law and order in what we agree upon as a constitutional declaration or otherwise this is the guarantor of the revolution
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not a military rifle for the workers who have walked out they hope that the military leaders who replaced ousted president omar al bashir will listen to their demands for a civilian led government 2 just like this right but would like for more they don't leave without. one version was a little shocked that one you know the rest of the transitional military council has criticized the strike saying it won't hand over power to an unstable civilian government it's also said that the army is the most popular institution in the country according to these people that's not true however the transitional military council will be very concerned that the strike is holding and it's quite soon wide the opposition coalition will be hoping that the strike gives them negotiating power and that the transitional military council will have to listen and reopen told if they don't opposition leaders say they will take further action such as more strikes for now the padlocks remain firmly closed or does there
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a lot. thousands of students and teachers of marched through the capital in protest against the ruling elite they're keeping up the pressure on the military demanding sweeping changes in their country nearly 2 months after veteran president of the lizzie's beautifully to resign the army chief i made gade salah has been calling for mutual concessions between interim leaders and protesters but them strangers want him and the others from beautifully his era gone before new elections are held . a group of gunmen in northern nigeria have launched an attack on 2 villages killing at least $23.00 people the killings happened in some far a state in the early hours while the victims were eating breakfast local reports say the gang had carried out raids on other villages stealing cattle and burning homes authorities don't believe the attackers motivations are political.
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serbia has reportedly deployed troops to its border with kossovo after kosovar police made several arrests in a northern territory dominated by serps the police say they were targeting organized crime but serbian leaders who don't recognize kosovo's independence say the officers were sent to intimidate them or a challenge reports were the. in the air and on the ground kosovan police in maturity are on edge their raid into 2 parts of the city has prompted serbia's army to be put on full combat readiness. this morning at 629 as a commander in chief of the armed forces ordered full military readiness of our armed units in case of any serious disturbance of war or danger to life of serbs in northern calls about armed forces will protect people. serbia's russia has called it a provocation the un says a russian u.n.
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worker has been released by cross of the police after angry protests from moscow and his detention the un is demanding the release of another employee also alleged to have been detained and injured. river and makeshift barricades divide the 2 ethnic half of the city majority albanian kosovo declared independence from serbia in 2008 a decade after nato stepped in to support kosovan forces in their separatist war with belgrade but north mature still has a population that is mainly a many of them like serbia itself still do not accept kosovo as an independent country nato is peacekeeping force in kosovo ok for is playing down the incident at the moment that we are no or little side. to that.
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but this is. the cause of and president insists the operation is about law enforcement and nothing else. there were no do it leroy i am sorry but belgrade should not under any circumstances be an address that protects those involved in crimes regardless of their ethnicity. with its bloody history and complex ethnic and religious divisions the balkans have long been a focus for international tensions anger is rising there once again chalons al-jazeera. so to come in this half hour arjun time activists launch on another bid to legalize abortion after an attempt last year failed a court case in the united states could determine the future of the fight against opioid addiction.
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hello there was a. of us in australia it's cool and rather unsettled take a look at the satellite picture we can see these speckled clouds making their way across parts of tasmania and into victoria and this is all it signifies some very showery conditions that await us at the moment we've even seen some snow out of the system it's still going to stay rather cool a messy there as we head through the day on wednesday and even on thursday expect a fair amount of cloud at times towards the west it is warmer for some of us here perth will be getting to $24.00 degrees it should be dry for thursday but that rain is sneaking its way towards us for new zealand very wet of the moment and plenty more rain still to come you can see all the cloud we've had over us recently the majority of that is moving away from the north island but in the south island still very soapy and going to stay that way as well as we head through wednesday and
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thursday i think some of the wettest of the weather will be in the west but it will be pushing its way up towards the north island as we head through thursday so more of us seeing the rain again if we head further north we've had some very high temperatures over parts of japan recently but those are being chased away by this weather system here it's giving us some very heavy downpours but fortunately it is a lot cooler behind it so tokyo she get to around 26 degrees on wednesday and only 25 on thursday. when a military coup overthrew chile's marxist president one stadium's became prisms and the hunters sole objective was absolute control one publicly refused to accept dictatorship episode 4 of football rebels expose the life of carlos cassidy. the footballer whose personal story swayed of votes that altered the history of his
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country carlos caselli and the demise of a young day on al-jazeera. time now for a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera syrian government forces have made further advances into rebel held it leaves in the northwest of the country troops of the syrian arab army are advancing under an aerial bombardment that's reportedly hit several populations. in sudan a 2 day strike has begun his protest leaders and the country's military remain at loggerheads over a future government protesters are demanding a return to civilian rule after the regime of omar bashir was ousted last month and
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serbia has put its soldiers on high alert after cost of and police made several arrests in its sort of dominated northern territory police say they were targeting organized criminal gangs. european leaders are meeting in brussels to discuss who they want to fail the e.u. top jobs backroom negotiations have already begun to appoint the commission's president and the other heads of the e.u. institutions the elections a sore center right and center left parties lose support they've been reports from brussels. who's next for the top job in brussels the german chancellor merkel arrived with the name of only one man on her lips to replace john close as president of the european commission to me is this not truly a new great coalition i support. but not all coalition partners do the same the 46
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year old but very and has never held a government elected office in his life but as the leader of the european peoples party recent tradition at least say the job. should be here is we know that we cannot celebrate a big victory be lost seats but we are still 2nd as a 1st party and that's why we are ready to talk now is everyone to sit together to find a common understanding prosecutor the french president a man your macro though was clearly against his job and part of those choices and he's gaining support among other leaders repos will be confirmed but you don't want today to speak about a name and to turn to names i think we must take into account what came out of the polls what european people expressed we must have decision makers who have the credibility required to be able to react. no party in the european parliament now has an overall majority each decision on policy each decision on
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appointments will take time and calm provides. the british prime minister to resume a run out of both of those commodities in her negotiations with europe of rex it is a matter of great regret to me because i have been able to deliver threats but of course that's masteries now for my successor and they would have to find a way of addressing the very strongly held views on both sides of this issue the future of course and impact of brecht's it were not discussed of the leaders in formal dinner the president of the european council donald though did return to it in his end of summit statement reg's it has been a vaccine against. propaganda and fake us. the president also had a warning for his fellow diners everywhere the extremes are rising he said and what are they striving on on fear and on lies david chaytor al-jazeera russian.
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activists in argentina are launching a renewed effort to legalize abortion after narrowly falling short last year lawmakers are introducing a bill to legalize terminations of pregnancy up to 14 weeks a similar measure had passed last year in the law lower house of congress but was the featured in the senate under heavy opposition by religious organizations has more now from one side its. work here in front of argentina's congress were pro-choice activists are once again presenting the possibility i don't want to present a bill to legalize abortion industry and decriminalize it let's not forget that abortion is illegal argentino with exception of in cases of rape or when i went life is at risk this is happening after what happened last year when we made it to congress it was debated it passed the lower house but it was rejected in the senate and that's why hundreds of women are gathered here today once again to demand the
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legalization of abortion let's talk to one of them right here he's been here all day demanding the legalization of abortion argentina why do you think it's all important i think it's super dumb because they reach out and i mean rich people are going to fire some of gershon they don't surrender risk to die. if places that i think you sure are like me like a dentist or somewhere else that this is you know from any safety right here i think it's some family. so you've really got. f.a.q. on the site. i mean. what why do you think it's going to be different this time. with the catholic church obviously pushing for this not to happen. i hold that peace sign we can fight and we. lost
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a lot of. pictures and about how many we were told me the other people on the other side were and you can see that their government fighting for these. they don't even look at them i mean the just the just dirt bag. excuse themselves some love out yeah we we give you information at schools but no it's true i didn't know anything at school so i mean that's. thank you so much so this is an election electoral year in argentina presidential elections are expected to happen in october and the senate here is the same senate that last year rejected. the abortion debate is something that cuts right through party lines there is those who support it and those and detractors in all political parties in argentina and many believe that this year the possibility of passing the bill this year it's going to be extremely difficult mostly because most politicians at this point are afraid of
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angering the catholic church let's not forget that francis is argentinean and most politicians in the country do not want to have a bad relationship with him. senior white house adviser jared cushing there is in morocco is he looks to drum up support for a plan on the future of palestine and israel kush there and the team of u.s. envoys will also visit jordan and israel later in the week the u.s. is unveiling the economic part of the plan at a conference in bahrain next months for the palestinians have already rejected the plan and urged arab nations to avoid the conference is a good start afghan officials the taliban has targeted 2 security checkpoints in the west and the east of the country the attacks have killed at least 23 members of afghanistan's security forces in an attack on monday taliban overran an army checkpoint in the district of bracket but i think the eastern logar province
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killing 5 soldiers. russian politicians have welcomed afghan taliban representatives with both calling for foreign forces to withdraw the former afghan president hamid karzai help celebrate the sum tina of afghan russian relations in moscow karzai said peace in afghanistan will ensure security worldwide russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov said that there is no military solution to the 18 year war a 6th round of talks between the u.s. and the taliban ended earlier this month in qatar. the family of al jazeera journalists for the sane says a new investigation against them has been opened days after an egyptian court ordered his release hussein has been held for more than $880.00 days without charge or trial or conviction after he was arrested in egypt while on a family holiday. schoolgirls have been killed and injured in
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a stabbing attack in a but at a bus stop in japan a bystander was also killed before the attacker committed suicide when havey port's from the scene. the attack happened just before 8 in the morning in this usually quiet suburb of kawasaki city as children were waiting to board a bus to go to a nearby private catholic elementary school a man attacked a group of girls with knives it appears he deliberately targeted the students but some adults were also caught in the violence eyewitnesses say the attacker was carrying 2 knives the latest stabbed himself and died in hospital not. kids screaming and crying other kids in people at the scene looked too shocked to do anything i didn't know what i could do for them. medical staff say most of the wounded being treated at several hospitals are children among those killed an 11 year old girl and attack like this mainly against children is particularly shocking
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in japan which is regarded as one of the safest countries in the world with one of the lowest murder rates in july 2016 there was another mass stabbing in the same prefecture on that occasion 19 people were killed in a home for people with disabilities by a former employee as the scene of this attack was cleaned investigators were trying to find out why children may have been the targets of such violence wayne hay al jazeera kawasaki japan. 2 people including a 14 year old boy have been killed in a marketplace bombing in thailand's patani province a military spokesperson says it was a revenge attack for the killing of a wanted rebel leader it's believed the insurgents detonated a motorcycle bomb at a crowded marketplace which also injured 4 military rangers thailand's 3 southernmost provinces have been plagued with conflict between ethnic while a muslim rebels and the majority thai state since 2004. a
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test case in the us is looking at whether individual states can hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for widespread addiction to prescription drugs. millions of americans are hooked on painkillers waitress and other opiates such as morphine and heroin and then the gallagher reports lawyers in oklahoma arguing that a drug manufacturer is to blame for the so-called opioid crisis. in a small courthouse in norman oklahoma a trial that aims to take on a pharmaceutical giant is underway if you oversupply people will lawyers for the state say johnson and johnson downplayed the addictive nature of powerful painkillers and flooded the market with their products and ultimately played a role in fueling a crisis that swept the u.s. according to the center for disease control nearly 48000 people died in 2017 in opioid related overdoses more than a 3rd of those were using drugs prescribed by doctors this trial is so important
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emily walden son died from an overdose in 2012 he was 21 years old she says companies like johnson and johnson need to be punished and it's time to be held accountable you've killed thousands of people across this country maybe not some of them directly but many and directly and you lied about your drugs you marketed them and appropriately and it's time to pack rather than go to court to drug companies and settled out of court giving the state more than $300000000.00 but health experts say the cost of long term addiction treatment programs will be almost $90000000000.00 it's not anywhere compared to the damage that the opioid epidemic has done to oklahoma and it's not going to be enough to abate the problem and to get us back to where we were before they started releasing these medications irresponsibly over the next few weeks state lawyers will present the evidence to the judge attorney general my concert told the court that johnson and johnson only
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care about profits at the end of the day your honor i was sure one word answer. greed this good your drug addiction has plagued the u.s. but proving that johnson and johnson played a role will be difficult big pharmaceutical companies aren't breaking the law by selling painkillers but lawyers here aim to prove they acted irresponsibly if they win here the knock on effect to around 2000 pending court cases will be significant johnson and johnson denies any wrongdoing and says they marketed their drugs responsibly if oklahoma wins this case though it could end up costing the pharmaceutical industry billions to go after all these era norman oklahoma. malaysia says it will be bullied into becoming a dumping ground for waste from other countries it's sending thousands of tons of rubbish back to britain the us canada saudi arabia and china the philippines is in a similar this fit with canada the malaysian government has clamped down on dozens
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of illegal plastic recycling factories that have sprung up since china banned imports of plastic waste last year whoever that stand there are ways to malaysia ways where those plastic ways or whatever ways we will send it back and we will fight back even though we are a small country we cannot be bullied by a developed countries. and now a reminder of the main headlines on al-jazeera syrian government forces have made further advances into rebel held in the northwest of the country troops of the syrian arab army are advancing under an aerial bombardment that's reportedly hit schools and hospitals thousands of civilians have fled north to escape the bombing and the un security council says humanitarian aid is being exhausted. it's done nothing to be said or done when indiscriminate barrel bombs are dropped in civilian
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areas a clear breach of international humanitarian law and of council resolution 2139 millions of battered and beleaguered children reman and men cannot wait for another geneva round to succeed in sudan a 2 day strike has begun this process leaders and the country's military remain divided over a future government protesters are demanding a return to civilian rule after the regime of omar al bashir was ousted last month a group of gunmen in northern nigeria have launched an attack on 2 villages killing at least $23.00 people the killings happened in some far a state in the early hours while the victims were eating breakfast authorities don't believe the attackers motivations are political serbia has put its soldiers on high alert after course of our police made several arrests and it's served
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dominated northern territory because of our police say that they were targeting organized criminal gangs at least 1000 people were detained. thousands of students and teachers of march through the oh jerry in capital in protest against the country's rulers there keeping up the pressure on the military demanding political reform nearly 2 months after veteran president the lizzie's beautifully reside and european leaders are meeting in brussels to discuss who they want to fill the top jobs backroom negotiations have already begun to appoint a replacement for her as president of the european commission the election source center right and center left parties support those are the top stories on al-jazeera coming up next it's football rebels thanks for watching us use of the i . in the philippines the black market for gold is worth hundreds of millions but not everyone is reaping the rewards for some of the pain the ultimate profits when
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