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living in the forest in the jungle seems like everybody on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. and welcome back to the al-jazeera news hour life on my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth cohen coming up in the next 60 minutes. saddam's opposition and the army announce a joint wooding body formally disbanding the military council. and today's prime minister resigns blaming right when deputy my tale sound beneath for the political crisis. nearly a 100 migrants have been stranded for 2 weeks off they simply are allowed to disembark on the island of lampedusa. and thousands flee the violence and as syrian
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forces retake a strategic town of the mostly rebel held on clay. saddam has formally disbanded the military council that took power after deposing longtime president almost all of the shade in the past few hours the military and protests leaders have announced and 11 member sovereign council to run the country for 3 years to the elections are held it will be led by left hand in general the fact that for the 1st 21 months but it has been heading the military council which is ruled the country since but she too was ousted and april has been morgan has more now from current form. the decision by sudan's military council to appoint a sovereign council comes in line with a power sharing agreement that was signed between the military and the opposition coalition known as the forces of freedom and change on saturday now asper that
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agreement the rule of the suffering council will be largely ceremonial and it will be overseeing the executive council which will be having members nominated by the opposition coalition and the legislative assembly which 2 thirds of it seats will go to the opposition coalition as well the sovereign council will have 11 members 5 from the military 5 from the opposition coalition and 11th member which has been agreed upon by both sides it will be sworn in on wednesday morning and after that a prime minister who has already been nominated by the opposition will be sworn in in the evening this marks the beginning of sudan's transitional period which will last for 39 months the 1st time $21.00 will be headed by the military and the remaining 18 will be headed by civilians it's taken more than 8 months of protest and more than 4 months of negotiations for the sudanese to reach to this point and start the transition period but both sides the opposition and the military say they're now optimistic that soon sudan will start its transitional phase and that
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the journey to civilian rule has begun. well it's been a long road to sudan's new government so how did we get here while months of protests which began on the rise in food and fuel prices led to the military removing a longtime president omar al bashir from office and april the military then assumed power but protesters weren't happy they wanted a civilian government and continue to mass at an outside the military headquarters on june 3rd paramilitary forces attacked and killed over 100 protesters shortly after protest leaders of the military resume talks mediated by the african union and ethiopia several power sharing declarations were signed and under the agreements the main opposition coalition chose the prime minister they selected. an economist well let's get more on all of this now we're joined by silly man by a senior policy adviser on sudan for the enough project and he's joining us from west orange in new jersey very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so what do
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you think the sovereign council's 1st priorities will be in getting sudan back on track not just after the past 10 months or so of protests but 30 years of bashir. the fed is the top priority should be not to interfere going to or to meddle with the agenda of this government zillion governments have an enormous task to do list the national economy achieve a lasting peace in sudan evolution of that have been corrupted undestroyed wrigley and the leadership of president bush university that gets them there for the millions use and the priorities are completely on right now as we speak sudan is facing a many of the club disaster and not people come up with any more time than the military should be humbled into accepting the leadership. and this about the
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share of us kept and place by the military who were 10 and their power do you think that the role of the military in the new government code stymie the reforms that are needed whether it's the economy fighting corruption and also accountability. these are real challenges why we call in the military you have been the me. and one of the she was the light. of the slant and gross or aspirations for freedom or. so of. the sudanese people we saw the powers are now abuse and. so many carlson however there will also be sure that how much of the political and they. are concerned about is that sort of was a reaction to revelation of the benefits and the tedium it really has. and i
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believe they were right to resist but starvation is the word of the law in the country that 2 systems could really quickly. die and sudan will come together to justice and the. respect for thousands of years of human life and on the subject of accountability and justice can there be accountability for the dozens of protesters at least 100 who were killed on june 3rd when the man who is thought to be of a sponsible for that remains in charge of the military. never going to do the little among. the might rise will engine a much less a good guy and of course that can't be what all this beautiful says here remember that your cool cool in most. other areas of the new influenced many of arenas jurors in the country in the lives of. the massacre
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of. the arm they have to be accountable and economy is crimes of the once you've done able to. find peace or conciliation a military will have to get responsibility or the share of. simplicity currently. so is up for me again a matter of done deliberately be a push by both rule of law should. last about every thank you very much for your time on this video appreciate it sort of live in west orange new jersey thank you it's move on to other areas now and italy is in a leadership crisis after prime minister just set a contest resigned following divisions in the governing coalition context his deputy far right leader but they are salivating of being an opportunist after
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salvation he called for a vote of no confidence against conti italy's president when i talk to party leaders to say the new government can be formed sagna guy a guy reports from abroad. as leader of the government had overseen one of the most challenging coalitions in recent times battling one political crisis after another contests aimed at being a stabilizing force between 2 vastly different political parties the far right league and the anti establishment 5 star movement it proved to be an impossible task and qantas said he would be offering his resignation but there was no question over who he thought was responsible. let me say that interior minister told renae has showed that he is following his own interests and those of his party. in a blistering attack against any country accused him of unleashing further turmoil and in doing so endangering italy's already started to con a me but the leak party leader was unrepentant. i would do again everything
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i did everything with the great strength of being a free man therefore it means i'm not afraid of the judgment of the italians overshadowing this impasse has been my terror cell beanies own political agenda vocally anti migrant he's also waged war on the engineers that have attempted to rescue asylum seekers crossing the mediterranean and it's a tactic that has had success support for his views have increased across the country turning his party into a force that cannot be ignored. in the middle of this political drama the spanish rescue vessel hovering off the coast of lampedusa with dozens of vulnerable people on board for more than 2 weeks they have not been given permission to disembark the open arms vessels repeatedly requested permission to dock despite continued rejection or someone board became so frantic they risked their own lives
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by jumping into the sea attempting to swim to land they were rescued by nearby italian coast guard vessels. on tuesday a local prosecutor visited the vessel and issued an emergency measure allowing it to dock in lampedusa but this is one incident among many others despite tough new laws preventing such landings they still arrive desperate for safety in europe no matter the cost of reaching their son you know you. roam. dozens of mind of a stranded on a rescue ship off the talon island of lampedusa finale 3 weeks have come ashore the sultan prosecutors ordered the boat to be allowed to dark the open arms rescue ship arrived at lampedusa harbor a few hours ago spain and 5 other european union nations have offered to take them and. the u.s. state department has approved plans to sell $8000000000.00 worth of f. 16 fighter jets to taiwan congress is expected to give the green light to finalize
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the deal beijing strongly opposes any arms deal with taiwan which it sees as a breakaway province but let's get more on this our correspondent again joining us live from washington d.c. could be one of the largest arms sales in about 20 years for that island again what are they looking to buy here. yeah you know even hearing about this arm still for a few days now but it's now getting more clear on what exactly this is going to be on tuesday the white house informed congress formally that they were going to be proposing this arms deal it is huge it's you mentioned $8000000000.00 and we're not talking about $12.00 or 3 f. 16 s here we're talking about $66.00 f. 16 fighter jets from the u.s. made that would be sent to tyrone taiwan it would as you mentioned be the one of the largest arms purchases by the taiwanese in nearly 20 years so it's
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a very very big deal here. now previous administrations whether the obama administration before trump or the or the bush administration before that had received requests from taiwan to buy arms but previous administrations have always been leery of doing that not wanting to upset the chinese but we've seen under the trumpet ministration that has changed under the trump ministration they've been. getting a closer relationship with taiwan the trumpet ministration sent high level delegations to taiwan they've opened up diplomatic offices in tehran in taiwan taipei excuse me and they've also supported pro taiwan legislation as well so this is all part of a broader context of the trumpet ministration getting closer ties to taiwan and china not surprisingly very upset about this they're asking the u.s. to immediately cancel the sale. yeah that's right as no surprise here that the
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chinese are not happy about this is at all when word started leak out about this last couple days the the china daily newspaper run by the communist party their state run paper said seriously eroni its signals to taiwan secessionists was the how the newspaper framed it for this arms sale and then a spokesperson for the foreign ministry said as well nobody should underestimate our will and ability to safeguard our sovereignty and territorial integrity so china is giving the signals that they do not approve of this at all they're calling for the u.s. to cancel this but it appears that will not be the case this all happens now as we remember that there is ongoing trade war between china and the u.s. so it's going to be interesting to see now if she china tries to retaliate by prolonging these trade negotiations because of this arms sale that's so it all comes at a very sensitive time as these trade talks continue thank you very much for that
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the now that gaping end is on day with the natives live and washington d.c. thank you. more ahead on the news. the unidentified bodies in the wrong but activists say evidence of sectarian government talking about. a funeral of more than 200 people killed by landslides and flooding in southern india and. with other top batsman for the. details an. opposition activists in syria say rebels have withdrawn from the strategically important town of qana shakoor and southern province the syrian government has been gaining ground in the largely rebel held region zaina hall there has moved from
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beirut. homeowners back under the control of the syrian government images released by pro regime media show the town in southern italy empty of residents and fighters rebels withdrew early on tuesday after days of fighting and hundreds of air strikes its location gives the syrian government access to parts of a vital commercial highway that connects the northern city of aleppo to the capital damascus and has been a military objective for months this is a very important development in the course of this conflict. this is the 1st step in the 1st stage maybe. efforts by the government to regain control of the territories along with him 5 road between. aleppo i think the next target would be moderate to normal. the opposition didn't just lose. rebel fighters
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had little choice but to leave towns further south in the northern hama countryside they would have risked being besieged if they didn't move further north the opposition was hoping the presence of a turkish observation post in the area would stop the government advance but i don't attempt by the turkish military to reinforce that position failed when an air strike launched by a syrian or russian warplane on monday prevented it from reaching its destination the syrian government and its allies have been advancing in the past 2 weeks they have now taken more territory than they did in the 1st 3 months of their military campaign it's not clear if the rebels have been subjected to heavy firepower are exhausted or if the army is using better tactics like concentrating the strikes close to the front lines and on rebel supply routes. but the relentless airstrikes in parliament continue to force people into displacement in recent days more than
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25000 are believed to have moved north closer to the border with turkey or monitors and activists say over 700000 syrians are homeless since the military escalation began in late april of. the past few days witnessed unprecedented bombardment that is why the people who didn't leave during the 1st months of the offensive back everything and left most of them believe their houses will either be fully destroyed or taken over by the regime. the bombardment of opposition held towns across southern libya continues as the syrian government presses on with its offensive there have been more civilian casualties as rebels promise to defend what is left is their last stronghold the battle is not over then for their al-jazeera beirut yemen's how they controlled media say rebels have down to us is drawn in the province southeast of the capital sana'a and u.s. central command says they're aware of the reports but don't have any more and
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formation well that he when has that the conflict in yemen as at a critical point she had a chance he has more or a great deal a strange sense martin griffiths last briefed the security council on the situation in yemen notably the takeover of the southern port city of mumbai southern separatists griffiths condemned that movie said talks of the room proposed by saudi arabia in jeddah to take place as quickly as possible the southern separatists have agreed to those talks the only government however has said in the past that they want a full withdrawal of southern forces from them before those talks can take place however the yemeni government did welcome the prospect of the talks at least at the u.n. security council meanwhile the griffith says for the future of yemen these talks have to happen as quickly as possible. we have facing a crucial moment and the destination of this conflict in yemen as we have seen in other than and i'll be on questions regarding yemen's future are being posed more
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forcefully than before the fragmentation of yemen is becoming a stronger and more pressing threat. and this of course makes our efforts in the yemeni peace process more urgent than ever but there is no time to lose the stakes are becoming too high for the future of yemen yemeni people and indeed the wider region also briefing the un security council the un's assistant secretary for humanitarian affairs she once again said that the humanitarian assistance program of the un is only 34 percent funded the main problem there is saudi arabia and the u.a.e. not stumping up the money that they've promised and this could have really dark consequences in the next few days she said she said water and sanitation programs will be stopped in $4.00 governorates and 300000 people are extreme risk of cholera as a result. the u.s.
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president on trump says he doesn't see a recession on the horizon and concerns raised by some economic indicators are unwarranted bought a new survey does show that 74 percent of u.s. business economists expect a slowdown by the end of 2021 white house correspondent kimberly heloc at reports. the united states is experiencing its lowest out of all of that rate in more than a half century it's a top talking point u.s. president donald trump but a tuesday after initially dismissing concerns of a recession the president addressed it head on i think the word recession is a word that's inappropriate because it's just a word that the. the certain people i'm going to be kind to certain people in the media are trying to build up because they'd love to see a recession last week the dow jones suffered its worst plunge of the year it has since stabilized but many economists say it reflects fears of an economic slowdown out there are other signs of households not to be willing to make those large kinds
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of investments anymore at least not to the extent that they were a couple years ago and that chip. he says he will be being more cautious separately confirmed reports the white house is considering payroll tax cut to put more money in workers' pocket and courage spending he wrote tax is something that we think about and a lot of people would like to see that in the verb march affects the workers the workers of our country. the president is also pressing america's central bank to cut interest rates to further stimulate spending if the fed would do its job which it's really doing very poorly over the last year and. you would see a burst of growth like you've never seen before. a congress also warned the u.s. trade war with china isn't helping either trump has pulled back until december and
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imposing new tariffs on some chinese goods mainly clothing toys electronics and other items americans typically buy during the december holiday season president trump insists trade negotiations with china will work out in america's favor but as those discussions drag on there's less optimism and more fear the prolonged trade war will trigger a global recession kimberly health at al-jazeera the white house well let's get more on this now we're joined by christopher thornberg he's the founding partner of beacon economics that for the independent research and consulting firm and he's joining us live from los angeles but very good to have you with us on ours as they are as a u.s. president trump saying that the media is starting fears of a recession but what about the measures that he's taking what they suggest that he might be worried about a slowdown if not a recession. well i think he's worried about getting reelected and nice seeing you
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know a lot of economists acknowledge that politicians who are worried about reelection will do anything to try and shall we say stoke the economy even if those efforts are inherently short term and could actually risk the health of the economy in the long run i really think that is more what this is about than anything with the u.s. economy itself it is interesting there's a lot of talk about recession in this nation right now but if you look at the numbers 1st half near has been great we've been growing a little over 2 and a half percent the labor markets are tight wages are rising the housing market started to rebound and now we're enjoying low interest rates again so it's really hard to say what is wrong right since that seals assessment then off the state of the u.s. economy is doing well unemployment a success story growth has slowed the. only a little bit and keep in mind that last year growth was a little bit about 3 percent but that was driven by the tax cuts that were put in place the in the 2017 look to fiscal stimulus plan which this nation didn't need
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gave us a little extra boost of growth with an extra move was by definition temporary that's what fiscal stimulus does and of course it's starting to fade away in the u.s. is seeking back towards a standard global growth which really is about 2 and a half percent in this economy right now and so do you think that much of that slowdown has to do with the trade war with china you know affairs of what the trade war could do. yes absolutely not look actually to be honest with you the trade with china isn't all that important to the u.s. economy either east in terms of trading partners or even relative to overall levels of trove the economy trade with china is about 13 percent of overall trade that used to be a little higher they used to be our number one trading partner now number 3 and what you find is our u.s. exports are finding new countries to sell their products and u.s. importers of finding new places to buy their products from china really is suffering worse the united states is worth noting both imports and exports in real terms are exactly the same today as they were
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a year ago and this to form but if trade with china isn't that important to the u.s. economy why is president trump so obsessed with it well well he's obsessed with the trade deficit which is a separate conversation but i think overall the chinese have over the last decade or so really violated out many of the basic tenets of the w t o which a saudi done 2 to 2 decades ago and it's about time somebody said look we're the world's largest economy you have to play fair in the global sandbox he may be doing it for the wrong reasons but most economists i know agree that he's doing the right thing it's time for someone to stand up and say enough is enough in the united states really the only economy in the world that has the power to do that is to. get to get your perspective on this we do appreciate your time that's christopher thornberg live in los angeles thank you my pleasure. now george pell the highest ranking vatican official to be convicted for child sex
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abuse the result of his opinion against an earlier verdict in australia shortly held the sentenced to 6 years in prison in march on charges of abuse and 2 choir boys when he was archbishop of melbourne 20 years ago but tory gate and the reports . cardinal george pell is the most senior member of the catholic church to be found guilty of child sex offenses after the 12 members of a jury in melbourne believe the word of a victim over that of the former archbishop but that the 78 year old said the jury's verdict was unreasonable and the defense was blocked from showing the video in their closing argument louise milligan who has written a book about the cardinal knows one of his victims this is pain and ignore mostly difficult process for all of the people who made complaints to come forward and to to go through you know being cross-examined at trial about something that happened when they were children. it's stressful and no matter what happens in
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this appeal in this judgement no one's going to be celebrating pal was a priest in rural australia he rose to become bishop of melbourne and then sydney as australia's may senior catholic he oversaw the church's response to accusations of child abuse by others when a major inquiry was held looking into that he had to defend what many saw as a cover up but it didn't slow his career by then powell was a cardinal at the vatican in charge of the church's finances and close to the pope that knife ended the when powell was personally accused of sexual abuse i am innocent of these charges. hell 6 year prison term was the combined sentence to sexually abusing 213 year old choir boys in a melbourne cathedral his conviction send shock waves through the catholic church
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which was already dealing with a torrent of sex abuse scandals carried out by clerics in positions of power i think they're in denial about everything that's happened to george pell and i think that if the spotlight is ever off them they will continue to deny obfuscate use their power use their money to actually stop individuals. coming added to the public and holding them accountable 3 court of appeal judges have been considering whether pound was wrongly convicted or not and will hand down their ruling may to victoria gate and be. to land on the news hour and experienced. on containers a unique fare to performance where audiences must watch other sensitive. and sports outrage from manchester united after one of their players becoming the latest target of racist appears.
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to welcome back to international weather forecasts we're here across united states it has been the heat we've been dealing with across the central portions of the united states that is really going to continue and we're talking temperatures into the high thirty's across parts of texas as well as into oklahoma and when you have heat like that it causes instability with a lot of thunderstorms across much of this area and as you can see from wednesday and into thursday this area across the central plains really begins to develop with thunderstorms that is going to continue as we go towards thursday as well from washington down here towards memphis it is going to be quite rainy down towards the south though in florida the rains are easing the flood threat is going down things are getting much better so miami we do expect to see a time to there of $31.00 degrees well the rain is going to be quite heavy here
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across parts of the turks and caicos as well as the bahamas over the next few days we will be watching that area very carefully for some flooding across the region but down here across parts of central america finally we are getting a break from the weather we are seeing some spots of clouds and some sun across much of the area so the heavy rain is beginning to subside in some locations of a costa rica better conditions for you there but over here towards center to me go expect to see a mostly cloudy day at 32 in for bridgetown attempt a few and sun in your forecast with the temperature of 30. trust is fundamental to all our relationships we trust banks with our money talk to us without really personal thought what happens to trust in a world to buy out. as more want to stations and for us by these complex pieces of code the question that comes up can we trust. the 1st of
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on the news of the problem in doha but the top stories this hour saddam's transitional military council has been disbanded and assault from council including both on position and the military is taking over the reigns the body will be in the power for 3 years until elections are held. until he's president has accepted the resignation of prime minister just call today but as i asked him to stay on as care taken into contact us right wing interior minister matteo salvage any of putting has a party before the country and bringing down the government to force early elections . and so we in warm water sense a better. have withdrawn from the strategically important town of qana province this follows days of heavy fighting with government forces. now in chile to the head of the syria response office for the norwegian refugee council and she says the internally displaced families don't have shelter enough food or clean water. hundreds of thousands of children women men are on the move at the
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moment they've been abandoned in their houses their safe places so i've been on the road for days going north towards areas that they can see they're safe or as i said what we are hearing that are stories of they spent sleeping on the road exposed to lots of dangers and very often when women and children and men the right comes or shelters there can't go away because these areas are already over overcrowded we're hearing about lots of everything. these people are lacking go forward a lot 1st of all they're lucky shelter and blankets mattresses but then they're lucky food and clean water everything is missing at the moment we need to see
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a serious effort to scale up that response we need to see increase the leadership on the side of the united nations to coordinate the response from all the. sites and we need increased support from the humanitarian donor community to make sure that these people are not left alone once again. the spokesman for the u.n. secretary general has released a statement stefan to jack is calling on all parties in the conflict to respect international humanitarian law he says the secretary general is deeply troubled by the continued escalation in northwest syria and the prospect of an offensive deeper into ed live which could trigger a new wave of human suffering possibly impacting up to 3000000 civilians now turkey will start deporting un veges to syrian refugees living in istanbul from tuesday syrian families will be relocated to the proper. so this where they 1st registered
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asylum corsi only reports the move could hurt hundreds of thousands of people seeking shelter and turkey's largest city. thousands of unregistered migrants have to stay to leave a stumble and return to the cities they are registered in turkey it is the syrians who are a fact of most by this decision by the turkish authorities because there are with these 3600000 syrians living in turkey and at these 500000 of them live in istanbul according to official sources but 1st of suggests that there's a number of the syrians including the illegal it was is more than 1000000 in istanbul now and this neighborhood in istanbul. this is the area where you will see most of the syrians living around here but we are trying to fire the syrian businessmen and vendors here that most of the if most of the ones who are all over the registers in other cities went back to the to those cities and now the market
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is quiet and their business is already going down in this but nevertheless it harms the businesses here not only the syrians but also for the turks they'd employed syrians now that go on in some syrians they've had to shut down the businesses because they had to leave as you say for someone to stay 5 years in any city you have to move in one week or 2 weeks or one months or even it's difficult for istanbul is a central fact traction for many not all of the businessman not only for tourists but also the migrants legally or illegally it was idling in turkey because they believe they will have more job opportunities if they reside in turkey because it's done well has at least 15000000 turkish people living here and the city runs at least half of the circuit economy and the industrious here that's why many migrants whether legal or illegal they prefer to stay in a stronghold and spare some money and so. this money back to the cities they are
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registered where they have the families this is what it works for the syrians when you speak to the business syrian businessmen here they tell us that the syrians are under just 13 to someone most of them already went back to their cities or some of them are still here they're afraid to go out they say it is the right of the turkish government but the thing is called unprepared for this implementation. now a large explosion has had an arms depot belonging to a power military group north of baghdad the latest in a recent series of blasts that military bases and munitions depos around iraq the explosions have all occurred in sites belonging to the popular mobilization forces no one's claimed responsibility. they are staying in iraq and there are growing calls for an investigation after more than 30 bodies were buried in karbala province without identification they include women children and elderly people
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human rights groups are accusing the government of covering up evidence of possible sectarian violence the torture good name reports from baghdad. beneath the shrouds or the faeces of men women and children their families longed to see again longed to know what happened to them. last week 31 husbands grandmothers and daughters were buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery in iraq's karbala province the morgan neighboring babel province gave the bodies to a local charity saying they were an identified and and claimed it was a coma there was negligence on the part of the government the government should have announced to the public the existence of these bodies deny to use must be conducted to determine their identities so that they can be returned to their rightful relatives. human rights groups are accusing the government of covering up possible sectarian violence about 250 bodies have been given to the same charity
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for burial 2016 the governor of baba province says they're from the area and their cause of death range from what he calls terrorism to murder. suspicions have been raised because witnesses say the bodies are likely from a sunni dominated town called jurf else so hard it was once controlled by eisel during the battle to defeat it she got paramilitary groups are accused of killing civilians and forcibly displacing the population the iraqi high commission for human rights is calling on the government to investigate reports of additional bodies scattered beneath the soil in babel province government denies there is anything suspicious going on. there has been a lot of negative media coverage in order to take a sectarian turn these bodies were stored at the morgue to be identified after the
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investigation was over they were buried because the bodies were not claimed by their families but with so many families in the area still living in displacement camps that might explain why no one came forward to identify the 250 bodies. for also not dared knows her son could be among them the family is from jersey el saffar she hasn't seen her son since 2015 when she says our group accused him of being an eyesore member and arrested him her family was later driven out of their home they're afraid if they return will be killed. he did nothing wrong if he had i would testify against him but as god is my witness he did nothing wrong who dared like so many iraqis never know what happened to our loved one the answers could be buried deep in the soil of her country natasha going to. baghdad
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hong kong is bracing for more protests in the coming hours activists plan to disrupt services that some of the city's busiest train stations train stations and some octomom sons alleged gang members attacked protesters in commuters earlier hong kong flu they carry lamb said she's hopeful that sunday's nonviolent protests may pave the way forward and the government demonstrations 1st began and other proposed changes to extradition laws that have expanded into a wider movement against beijing's growing and influence scott heide has the view from beijing. president xi jinping last hong kong visit was 2 years ago to mark 20 years since the handover of what was a british colony to china he minced no words then about who was in control then. any attempt to endanger china's solver tea and security challenge the polish central government and the basic law of hong kong all to use hong kong to conduct
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if you trace an unsolved against the mainland is an act of cross the right line. but the past 11 weeks of mass protests in hong kong seem to cross that red line the government even calling some of it here terrorism however there's been not a single word from shoot himself unlike his u.s. counterpart president donald trump who personally involved himself on topics big and small including these protests in hong kong present she rarely engages on specific issues focusing more on the big picture but some say don't confuse the lack of face time as lack of direct involvement on hong kong. in the scene that china will do involving hong kong will be a decision directly up to president xi jinping and the top leadership very closely at his disposal he has laws of things to take care of and hong kong probably is just one of them one tactic the top chinese leadership has decided on
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misinformation. twitter and facebook have taken steps to block hundreds of accounts with ties to the chinese government twitter said the accounts were an orchestrated attempt to undermine the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement . and through lower level officials the government has accused western nations of meddling. a strong visual warning from beijing coming several times over the last 2 weeks propaganda video of armed police amassing in training just across the border from hong kong a not so subtle reminder of mainland might the stakes are high for the central government so. if they can't handle the hong kong situation properly it means a failure for its one country 2 systems it will think their rule greatly china wants to unify taiwan with the same one country 2 systems but if it fails in hong kong it won't work with taiwan is a threat for the future. all this just 6 weeks before the big celebration marking
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70 years since the founding of the people's republic of china will be a big military parade here in beijing and a showcase speech by she looking into the future but a simmering situation hong kong could cast a shadow over that future it's got harder al-jazeera. now an appeals court and a strain has held convictions against cardinal george pell the highest ranking vatican official guilty of child sex abuse hell was sentenced to 6 years in prison in march on charges of be using to choir boys when he was archbishop of melbourne 20 years ago his lawyers say the jury's verdict was on reasonable as they were blocked from showing a crucial video. thousands of people in the southern indian state of carola have lost their homes and livelihoods after weeks of heavy rain the monsoon triggered floods and landslides across india killing at least 270 people alexi abroad and
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reports. the venue philip says his famine carol was once known as the garden of eden because it was so beautiful but his plantation is now a wasteland. there it was supposed to win the farmer of the year award for a region from farming practice but in just one hour the entire thing was washed away nothing is lived. every year the monsoon brings life giving rains to farms across india but they can also leave devastation in their wake. there were huge tree trunk floating down followed by a lot more trees and morning water soon the entire area was covered with tree trunks. the heavy rains triggered landslides nearby and the swollen charlie rose so high it's worked its way through the villages along its banks but. we've been living here for 36 years and never seen any flooding like this. this was home to
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marian about 12 members of her family she's grateful they're all alive but still feels lost. we're not able to build or buy a new house on our own i don't know what to do or where to go this is our only land . they are now living in a relief camp like many others across india the rains of forced more than a 1000000 people from their homes they don't know when they can go back or if anything's left one in peace is more preventative measures and needed to help save lives and property. seriously. before. people here say their villages and farms are now recognisable. but is hopeful if he can get the money together he says he'll go back to farming
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and his land will again smell of spices and coffee and be a garden once more. al jazeera. not jewish activists and politicians in the us are criticizing donald trump for his comments on jewish voters said that any jewish person who votes for the democratic party shows either a total lack of knowledge or great to disloyalty according to recent polls a majority of jews identify as democrats. i think any jewish people that vote for a democrat. i think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty right now imagine a theater of the senses all except the one we most associate word theater argentina's theatrical ca blind theater puts on shows in complete darkness daniel
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swan the reports from brian aside is. the society. we think we know what it's like to be in darkness but we don't look complete darkness where all the lights have been extinguished the blind here to him whether cyrus provides that experience. we put the audience in a situation which normally the main stimulus is visual so this person is now disconnected from their phone another source of information for more than an hour having to concentrate solely on what is happening in front of them. but what does the one osiris yet or going public to get from the darkness. it surprised me it was unique a sensation i hadn't expected it when you're in there it stimulates all your senses fabulous it wakes everything up smell hearing imagining things you can't see but can understand that many of the actors know the theater staff are blind or partially sighted. the work is perfect for people with impaired vision i'm
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partially sighted for instance at 1st it was difficult to get used to total darkness but you do. we saw a production called luce's la revolution on all lights the revolution a story of the big love during argentina's 19th century fight for independence there was plenty of sound the movement i felt the window my face and smell herb's and chocolate you have to learn how to live in darkness complete darkness 2 is the theatre slogan goes see what you. and then emerging into the light. with different eyes. there is also a show for children in the pure musical experience. in the comedy on saturday 6 different shows. there is a feedback from the audience development of the perception not just from their emotion this but you feel them. even though you can't see them.
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it's surprising what you can find. illumination through the senses that see.
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time for sports now here's peter. thank you very much australia star batsman steve smith has been ruled out of the 3rd ashes test with concussion he watched training but has failed to recover sufficiently of the being hit on the head by england burn a draw for archer at lord's it raises further questions as to why doctors allowed him to continue betting just 40 minutes after the incident on saturday monosyllabic shame eventually came on as a concussion sub and hit 59 he's most likely to replace smith for the 3rd test which starts in leeds on thursday and into the diet was a really nice bryanna the. he felt a bit better yesterday but he's not have taught him enough to to take off everything in a studio to be ready to fly all the other guys they're saying apply is and a younger players will step up and fill all my sanfilippo shows because the best player in the world but we've talked the whole talk about squad mentality being
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ready and meant things come out like they always do in the sky cos we're ready to step up and i'm confident now do that. well i suppose if you take it the best better in the world that's probably the case. is reached as his replacement showed last in the in the last match more than capable so. you know we lose the winners of this ash is it's not going to get down to this is the only one playing only the sort it's. yes you've got you could play as one to do well but it's a team effort. majestie united has called on social media companies to act after paul pogba was racially abused online following his penalty miss against wolves on monday it's the 3rd time in the last week that a player in british football has been racially abused for missing a penalty and he racism charity kick it out says reported racial abuse increased by 43 percent last season united issued a statement saying everyone at the club is disgusted by the racial abuse aimed at
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poor pogba last night and we utterly condemn it we will work to identify the few involved in these incidents and take the strongest course of action available to us we also encourage social media companies to take action in these cases former player and in the women's national team coach phil neville says a social media boycott should be considered. 6 months let's cross social media let's see the effect that it has on these social media companies whether they're really going to do something about it it's a problem not just in football it's a problem in society in the u.s. st louis missouri is about to get a major league soccer team of their own it's the 1st majority female lead ownership group in m.l.s. history the city is better known for their baseball team the st louis cardinals but in time maybe that could change the franchise doesn't have a name yet but the program will start in 2022. also in 2022 the world cup in qatar where officials recently broke ground on
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a new stadium the inspiration for this latest one is sainted around sustainability and with the 1st fully reusable fee for stadium the harding went to the building site and there's this report. rising from the sand and the sea guitars latest world cup stadium is coming to light one shipping container at a time sustainability is the main focus for those building in the last couple of blood stadium in doha all its components are recyclable and the life size building blocks are right into port filled with all the materials that will eventually hold them together inside the stadium do you know that it's container stadium can you tell from the inside. there were not. boxes which will have the finish of the. the containers will be used to make up everything from the stadiums bathrooms offices and restaurants but always with an eye on sustainability what we
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have considered from the very early stages in the design that a very single component of the stadium without its content of all of this structure that's when the whole the content of what. we consider from then i said is in the design how these can be reused. the project is expected to be finished by the end of next year once completed it will be the 1st fully dismantle fifo world cup stadium and one of 7 being built just for 2022. these are the 1st containers to arrive $92.00 of them just came in from china and a 1000 are expected in total after the world cup this stadium will be disassembled and these containers will be used to build another stadium somewhere else in the world it's truly a case of thinking outside the box. part of guitars bid for hosting the 2022 games involved a plan to help another country develop its sporting facilities the 40000 seat
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stadium can be moved and split into 2 or made into an arena could be good for $24.00 of those countries to. use the horn in a few that's we've got a. guitar has already delivered one of its world cup the news this year noob stadium and a walk up those behind the a block of wood project say it will cost 20 percent less than other traditional c.d.'s and piece by piece along doha's waterfront it's starting to come together hard in al-jazeera doha. at the winston salem tennis tournament andy murray wasn't the only no to the athlete south korea's leader he became the 1st deaf player to win a main draw match on the a.t.p. tour he has been deaf since he was 2 and relies on signals and gestures instead of verbal calls from the umpire and line judges. that's where we'll leave it for now
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more sport on the way again later see you there thank you very much peter and that does it for this al-jazeera news hour but there stay with us i'll have another full news bulletin and just a couple of minutes thank you very much for watching. i was raised in france. these are my grandparents. these are my parents and this is mean. by them both isis and us on.
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saddam's opposition and the army announced a joint ruling body formally disbanded the military council. hello and welcome to al-jazeera on live from our headquarters in doha but me it is a problem also ahead the monsignor catholic cleric convicted of child sex abuse has a has his appeal dismissed in australia. today is prime minister resigns blaming the right deputy about. toppling the government for his own gain and thousands from the violence and the syrian forces retake a strategic town of the mostly.


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