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and change the way we look at the world. and. i'll just see the look. on the edges you. know this is the news hour live from our global headquarters in doha coming up in the next 60 minutes on santucci defends her country against genocide charges for its treatment of real hangup muslim us. democratic leaders in the u.s. to outline impeachment charges against the president donald trump says they are weak and baseless also this hour after years of planning and several false starts shares in saudi arabia state owned oil of giant iran coal begin trading. i'm going
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to go with the sports as international test cricket returns to pakistan for the 1st time in more than a decade i'll have the latest from the match against sri lanka. thank you very much for joining us myanmar's leader santucci is at the international court of justice in the hague to defend her country against allegations of genocide she called the accusations misleading suchi insists the military has been conducting operations against goods and that action has been taken against the use of excessive force on tuesday on tonsil she sat through a graphic accounts of mass murder and rape detailed against the military the allegations stem from a 20 $7000.00 crackdown which forced more than. $100000.00 mostly were muslims to
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feed to neighboring bangladesh. can there be genocidal intent on the part of the state that actively investigates prosecutes and punishes soldiers and officers who are accused of wrongdoing although the focus here is on members of the military i can assure you that appropriate action will also be taken against civilian offenders in line with due process there will be no tolerance of human rights violations in the rakhine or elsewhere in the i'm not the kind to day suffers an internal conflict between the buddhist african army and myanmar's defense services muslims are not a party to this conflict but may like other civilians in the conflict area be affected by security measures that are in place. we pray the court to refrain from taking any action that might give weight the ongoing conflict and armed conflict
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and peace and security and rakhine. we have 2 correspondents covering the story stephanie deca is with those hundreds of thousands of refugees in cox's bizarre bangladesh but 1st to wayne hay in the hague when i think it's unprecedented for a top political leader like consonance and she to take a leading role in a legal case at the international court of justice talk us through what she said in opening statement what's the messaging. yes well another remarkable day at the international court of justice seeing on sun suit she this one time campaigner for democracy and human rights now in the courtroom behind me defending her country her government her military against those charges of genocide i think for the most part it was certainly the start of her long speech it was a bit of a history lesson really from aung san suu kyi talking about the long running tension in rakhine state between the buddhist and muslim communities she did
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acknowledge that there may have been some wrongdoing in those so-called clearance operations by the security forces as they went through those reading the villages in 2017 but they certainly she said did not amount to genocide and any crimes any offenses committed by civilians or by security forces can be and will be handled domestically through the criminal justice system in myanmar or through the militaries own court martial system it was also clear that she laid the blame for this latest round of violence over the past few years at the feet of the ira khan rohingya celebration army the militant group that e.-tec attacked the security forces in 20162017 i think it's also interesting to point out what she did not say she did not talk about the core issue here the fact that the rigging as an ethnic minority group in me and ma are not
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recognized as an official ethnic minority group for the most part they have no rights. inside me and so those issues were not talked about in fact the only time she used the term was when she was talking about the militant group in the past she's refused to use the term has in fact encouraged foreign governments in the united nations to not use that term either so no surprises in her speech it was very broad in nature and certainly didn't address any of the specific allegations laid down by the gambia on tuesday when this case opened of more. torture and rape carried out by the security forces that the charge of genocide waning is extremely difficult to prove because it comes to comes down to intent these proceedings could drag on can go on for a very long time at the hague. yes they certainly could they could go on for years this is really just the start of it this initial phase lasts for 3 days will have the final day on thursday when both the gambia and me and mom will
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respond to each other's opening statements gambier opened on tuesday today it is me and my turn out what they are trying to unfold in this opening phase on behalf of the gambia is they are asking the court to impose provisional measures on the government of me a mother russia and the judges to order me and to protect their rights the security and safety of who are still inside rakhine state and those who are in bangladesh and who wants to return the ross king that the judges order the government of myanmar to adhere to that situation and for the government of myanmar and to gambia to report back to the court within the next 4 months to detail exactly what steps have been taken so this is just the start as you say of what could be a very very long genocide trial thank you for that wayne hang for us at the hague
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less cross over to bangladesh now and cox's bazar west definitely dekker. and that's also where hundreds of thousands of refugees fled to in 2017 you've been watching these proceedings stephanie in the hague with a group of rohingya refugees i understand what's been their reaction to on science which he's opening statements and how much hope do they have that what's happening at the hague will have a positive impact on their lifes. people are very skeptical here about the intention of course they don't like her they say that she is part of what happened but say that this is all part of domestic politics because she wants to be reelected in 2020 people here just want to go home early they want justice i think it's very important to remember i mean we shall and as our common man is currently filming this live 30 year and the days that it happened before the international media or i agree for the aid agencies arrive and watch this exodus of hundreds of thousands of people coming in watch this border behind us which is
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quite amazing but the mountains of me and our villages burning this is all documented here we were here from the early days and hearing the stories of what happened now whether it's going to be defined as genocide or not there is no question that severe to monitor and violations that atrocities were committed against these people say you've been documenting since those early days and still now you can find thousands of people to speak to have as horrendous a story as it was before of mass rapes of killings an elderly man in my colleague package the other day i saw them on camera because he lost his entire family now lives alone here in one of the huts in this camp to the half years later it is still that rule and there is no justice and there is no sense of them going home any time soon so it's good and well to hear and to watch the proceedings in there it is significant policy but we're here on the ground here with these people who are traumatized physically mentally and it kind of has become i think we can
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describe it as people have become used to it bangladesh is frustrated they want to go home in march i want them and it's giving no guarantees that they will be safe this is going to be a real problem moving towards this is a growing population they have no papers they have no state they have nowhere to go so the semantics are important in defining what happened that justice is important but i think at the moment to be perfectly honest whatever way the court rules it's not going to resolve the future of these people thank you for that stephanie decker live for us in comics is bizarre. u.s. president donald trump has moxie charges against him calling them weak democratic party leaders announced 2 articles of impeachment on tuesday charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of congress it makes stromboli the 4th president to face a formal process to remove him from office. report from washington. standing before
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a portrait of one of the nation's founding fathers george washington house democratic leaders made a historic announcement today in service to our duty to the constitution and to our country. the house committee on the judiciary is introducing 2 articles of impeachment charging the president of the united states donald j. drum with committing high crimes and misdemeanors the 1st article is abuse of power for withholding security aid and a white house visit with ukraine's leader in exchange for political investigations that would benefit trump's reelection the 2nd obstruction of congress for refusing to cooperate with impeachment investigators the evidence is every bit as strong that president trump has obstructed congress fully without precedent and without basis in law if allowed to stand it would decimate congress's ability to conduct oversight of this president or any other in the future trump is only the 4th u.s.
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president to have impeachment proceed this far he denies all wrongdoing tweeting during the democrats' announcement which hunt democrats say the evidence against trump is damning it includes testimony from more than a dozen witnesses and a white house call summary showing trump asked ukraine to launch investigations into his political rivals republicans though say that's not enough to remove a president they're not impeaching the president because they they can the list and impeachable offense they're impeaching him because they're afraid he will get reelected that's not why you have the power of impeachment that's the abuse of power democrats are keeping the impeachment articles narrowly focused on trump's recent conduct with ukraine they decided not to charge the president for trying to stop the previous moller investigation that examine whether his campaign had colluded with russia in the last presidential election in less than a year's time
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a deeply divided america will return to the polls that will be after trump's impeachment trial in the senate where he'll likely be acquitted by his fellow republicans democrats say despite the slim chance of removal doing nothing or waiting what amounts to complicity with trump's misconduct the argument why don't you just wait amounts to this. why don't you just let him cheat in one more election why not let him cheat just one more time democrats say trump remains a threat to the upcoming elections and to his own country heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington and donald trump reacted to the charges at a campaign rally in pennsylvania you saw their so-called articles of impeachment today people are saying they're not even a crime what happened all of these horrible things remember bribery and this is
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where are they they send these 2 things are not even a crime this is the light is weak is impeachment you know our country said actually many impeach that you called judges and lots of a many of pages but it was on today everybody is a this is impeachment late. all saudi military students in the u.s. have had their operational training suspended it follows an attack at an air base in florida last week in which 3 people were killed gabrielle is on to has a story the decision taken by the pentagon it's being called a security and safety stand down all saudi military students at all u.s. military bases barred from training indefinitely in the united states the decision comes as the f.b.i. continues to investigate a shooting on a u.s. military base on friday when a saudi royal air force officer killed 3 u.s.
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service members and wounded several others the gunman mohammad saeed. a 21 year old lieutenant was killed by police the decision to shut down saudi training is believed to affect more than 850 saudi military personnel in the u.s. . analysts say the move to halt saudi training is significant though sending a signal to a country that you have a close relationship with to sell a lot of military equipment that we don't trust the people that are part of your your your government they're trying to send a signal that it's important that you make sure that the people you send us are not prone to do some of these terrible things the shutdown is part of a 10 day security review ordered by defense secretary marc esper any tended to examine betting procedures of foreign military students in the u.s. it's an escalation by the pentagon it 1st said the hole to training would only
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affect about $300.00 saudis at 3 bases in florida but then late tuesday expanded that to all saudi military students in the u.s. person after the shooting the governor of florida said it was terrorism and urged the pentagon to do a better job of screening for new materie students they're doing a big review about how all this stuff is done in terms of the vetting my sense is that more needs to be done over the weekend the defense secretary signaled a review was considered anybody that comes to united states to train is or should be vetted by the department state department homeland security and then ultimately us there are more than $5000.00 military personnel from more than 150 different countries currently in the u.s. and various bases throughout the country doing training it's a military exchange that's been going on for many years now but since the shooter was from saudi arabia it's now saudi military personnel that are being closely
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scrutinized gabriels mondo al-jazeera washington. plenty more ahead on this al-jazeera news hour including india's controversial citizenship bill moves to parliament opera house plus why climate change shock seems plain have shown many countries will miss their targets and sporting eyes fall on cotton again with the heat a cup world cup joe has more in sports coming up meet. to . share as in saudi arabia state run oil company have officially begun trading on stock exchange opening 10 percent higher than the initial public offering saudi aramco made history a week ago with the largest ever i.p.o. raising 25 point $6000000000.00 for less than 2 percent of the company this valued aramco at $1.00 trillion dollars making it the most valuable listed company in the
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world the i.p.o. fell short of the 2 trillion valuation the kingdom had wanted though officials hope it will hit that mark on the 1st day of trading that speak to abandon a harry about this is a founder and c.e.o. of inside the company providing global oil markets analysis she's live from singapore thank you so much for being with us on al-jazeera a very good start for ron cole who's manipulating the markets to get the stock price up to 2 trillion dollars. well to some extent the i.p.o. or from the start the process was very carefully staged managed the expectations had been brutal it's done quite a bit from compared with the initial aspirations to list 5 percent of the company at the top valuation of 2 trillion which would have netted the kingdom about.
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$100000000000.00 the i.p.o. scaled down i.p.o. has brought in just about $26000000000.00 it was expected to be listed simultaneously on international prominent international exchanges as well as the domestic exchange it has been listed only on the domestic exchange and bought only by the saudis but a little bit of contribution from the u.a.e. and kuwait so it is a success a limited success as you were just mentioning in your introduction how to get the valuation up from the $1.00 trillion which was achieved in the i.p.o. or to the 2 trillion and i suppose to a large extent how does saudi arabia now make up for the 75000000000 dollars that it probably expected to get but but didn't i think those are going to be the big questions going forward so should international investors still be concerned then about getting into the stock. market.
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international investors will be watching this very closely again it's the world's most profitable company the biggest crude exporter it has its i.p.o. its debut has made. a new record a bigger than which was to tell the previous record so on a lot of metrics it is a company that will be very closely watched by the international investors probably more out of a fear of missing out on something that might be good but by and large so far the international investors interest has been very tepid to say the least that was one of the reasons even in the final days saudi arabia cancelled the international growth shows that were planned for for u.s. and europe and asia so what will they really keep an eye they will probably but the uber devaluation that has been achieved with this very limited offering in the domestic market is probably not
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a valuation that the international investors will go by they have their own estimates rich until now have been pretty much lower right where the valuation is suggested as of as of today so so will the saudis in your view achieve their goal of diversifying their economy with the process from this i.p.o. . so as i mentioned the proceeds have been much smaller than they might have expected we just had these the budget announced earlier this week and clearly they're looking at a bigger budget deficit they're looking at much lesser oil revenues already oil revenues and 2019 came in nearly 10 percent below what they had budgeted so all of those are going to be major concerns they really need to be looking for more money will it help in the diversification efforts yes probably but not but not as much as it would have let's say had they managed to raise $100000000000.00 in sort of
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$26000000000.00 thank you so much for your insights vandana harry who is a global oil market and is joining us there from singapore thank you for your time when world leaders signed the paris climate change agreement in 2015 they said they do their best to prevent global temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees celsius while progress talks going on in spain have shown many countries will mr target mariana honda explains what even minor temperature increases will do to our planet our planet is around one degree celsius warmer than pre-industrial times and scientists say we're on track to go up to another half a degree by 2030 and so past that if greenhouse gas emissions keep going up now half a degree in may not sound like much but the un's body dealing with the science on climate change the i.p.c.c. says it will cool subtle but significant shifts and long term with the passions so
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drawing on the work of analysts brief has an insight into what half a degree means. there is a 10 percent chance of an arctic summer without ice at least once before we have one and a half degree rise and you can take that up to an 80 percent chance before 2 degree rise the number of people exposed to severe drought will go up on average by more than 130000000 with a 1.5 degree rise and almost 200000000 at 2 degrees and the number of people flooded in coastal areas is projected to go up by at least $28000000.00 people every year by 2055 in a one and a half degree world and 30000000 each year with a 2 degree rise half a degree will kill between 70 and 90 percent of the world's coral scientists predict and squeeze by half the habitats of 6 percent of insects creating a cascade of negative effects now limiting warming to a one and
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a half degree celsius rise are well below 2 is what nations signed up to in paris but those numbers weren't chosen because they what's best for the planet they were chosen because that's what nations could agree on and the pledges well they were never going to be enough anyway a report by the universal ecological fund shows that even if countries delivered on every single pledge from paris the average global temperature would rise by around 3 and a half degrees the i.p.c.c. says we need to have global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to stick to a 1.5 degree rise but to do that nations must commit to near much more ambitious pledges in the years since paris levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have infect gone up. a controversial citizenship bill is being debated in the indian parliament opera house it was passed by the nor house on monday the bill would
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grant citizenship to those fleeing religious persecution but it excludes muslims screwed exceed violates india's secular constitution by discriminating against muslims as a young child are explains from new delhi the bell is unlikely to face opposition in the upper house well it's very likely to pass because it's believe the government along with its allies in the upper house will make sure that the bill is passed it's very likely that it is passed to date so the debate is going on the country's home minister spoke and he said it is india's responsibility to make sure that minorities who've been persecuted in neighboring countries are given protection in india are given shelter but the opposition politicians or members of opposition parties are saying that behind this is the ruling party which is a hindu nationalist party they're all arising politics they're essentially trying to divide people one of the parliamentarians from an opposition party has even equated this to nazi politics. come in there perhaps but there is
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a sort of concern among people that this may divide the in those and muslims in the country over the last few days we've seen massive protests in assam investment all and also in delhi and yesterday also in the state of with the police but it is very important to mention that these protests are happening for different reasons in assam mainly the protests are happening because assamese want to protect their assamese identity and they don't want any migrants where there hindus or a muslim bengalis invest bring all there is a different politics at play which is between the indian nationalist party which is ruling in the indian ruling india so this is the dominant party here and the local party which is t m c there it is about protecting the rights of the muslims in delhi again people are saying that this is a discriminatory law we've also seen last night protests in a legal and muslim university where students have said this legislation is discriminatory and should not to be passed. in a few moments we'll have the weather with rob and still ahead on al-jazeera. photo
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opportunities and frantic last minute campaigning we'll take a closer look at what the main british body need is a promising had affairs days in action and increase volcanic activity on new zealand's wide island hampers efforts to find 9 people missing after monday's eruption in sport the miami hates never cool down joe has more on the n.b.a. action coming up later to stay with us. straight is instruction to some was a fraud a dry spring because of the indian ocean dipole which in short means little rain for spring to clean the west i mean person standing in not being nice to cry but there is a fair amount of cloud around australia on both the east on the west coast that
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poses a place to pick up in particular because this is already broken records with high temperatures and it's gotten still 40 degrees all thereabouts for the next 3 days the average is $29.00 so it's well above that and is described officially as very hot so this is extreme version as a warning out of the sea for a heat wave partly because a lot time temperatures didn't drop much below 25 and that's was to us feel very uncomfortable now on the eastern side of course you are well aware of the other problem the fire season started early and is still burning in new south wales and maybe the science of queens and now this ought to be good news when a front goes through the wind changes direction it often brings shows well this is not the 1st one to go through and yet still this is what sydney looks like not in hearts of news in any way this is what it looks like if you send a drone or a helicopter above sydney at the moment the air quality is poor from the point of use pm 2.5 years that's effectively smoke. there will still be.
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moon relief we need documentaries and liveliness. welcome back you're watching the news hour on al-jazeera with me for a reminder of our top stories manaus leader has been defending her country against allegations of genocide at the international court of justice in the hague. says a case brought by gambia is misleading and that international action could harm peace and recounts in the asian in myanmar she says her country does not tolerate rights violations in rakhine state or elsewhere u.s. president donald trump has hit out at impeachment charges against him calling them
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weak democratic party leaders announced 2 articles of impeachment on tuesday abuse of power and obstruction of justice and shares in saudi arabia state run oil company have officially begun trading on stock exchange the company made history with a not just ever initial public offering last week raising $25600000000.00. now an investigation by the reuters news agency has found former white house executives helped to build a controversial spying unit for the united arab emirates the program was code named dread by the u.a.e. and was built to follow suspects in the years after the 911 attacks says richard crocker a former counterterrorism chief for presidents clinton and george w. bush set up the program in 2008 with other americans and it was sanctioned by the u.s. the unit's focus went further though targeting human rights activists and both the
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governments of qatar and football's governing body fifa over the 2022 world cup bait well let's speak to robert pritchard about this is a director of the cyber security expert this is a firm that advises institutions across europe this approach and also used to work for the british government on cyber security related issues is via skype from chamonix in france thank you so much for your time and for being with us on al-jazeera i think we've always suspected that the iraqis had this elaborate site cyber spying network and i think what we did know is that senior american officials n.s.a. officials were involved in setting up this operation does this surprise you in any way. so i think it's important to know that these are people who are at lest the u.s. government organizations but when they set this up the story some of this story was exposed some time ago with the background of the contractors who were x. and i say out that building up this capability so it doesn't doesn't surprise me
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that there are more senior people who were involved to be struck as it were this capability for the for the u.a.e. i think it probably comes as no surprise certainly if you put it in the context of when it was started a sort of post 911 era and the fact that in late 2000 so the idea this idea of cyber espionage was maybe starting to take off and be seen as a useful tool by a variety of countries the reuters report indicates that the americans pulled away as this got more insurers said do you think david they did that promptly enough though or is there something more they should have done that they didn't. i mean it's it's interesting i don't want to say i don't know that there's an easy answer to that people have made the decisions to go work there and i think if you're going to work for any country on a spying or espionage capability you probably have to expect that they people all the targets you're going to spy on are going to be in line with that country's foreign policy. objectives or internal security objectives and their operations
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they conduct will will be done according to local law and that probably would have been if you're going to have the u.a.e. that you could have guessed that this intense they will be talking to or human rights activists they will be talk to my colleague did they not from a surprise did they not have some obligations to let the world know that he's had taken this technology and were using it for you know something that's not right. i mean that again as well as for an ethical perspective i think you could possibly say that although. you know people have exposed it people have spoken to journalists about it david the. typical i don't want to be too critical of has the right to get it probably wasn't the right decision where us next government contract to go do help us sort agency build can capability like this but the lines between what our side the defense fund and what is often so it can be quite blurry although i suggest pretty clear in this case that it was intended to be offensive capability but in the actual there was
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a lot of body weight that the people's noses of the idea of terrorists probably appealed and when when you did and it's difficult then to step away when it becomes clear that lands are being crossed although i would say that yes i think it would be sensible to do so and it does sound like some at least staff did did leave mr pritchard how widely spread on these capabilities among governments is is something that every government does or spies do in the end yes is the short answer i think what's very interesting about this case is that it shows that you can build a pretty good cyber espionage capability in a very short period of time even if you don't necessarily have the indigenous capability you can go to the bank and buy it in this case in this case obviously went to the u.s. but there are other private sector companies out there who provide components of this capability and i'm sure there are other countries who are of the who have gone after next government employees rather countries so yes it's a capability the obvious reasons reading avoids
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a story it becomes clear why might this this might be a capability that countries want and it shows that you can actually build it relatively quickly and so what can be done then on the international level to prevent or at least protect against such invasive that's i mean what could a country like entendre. a good good cyber defenses is to start to get from a legal perspective it's you know the espionage is not likely governed under international law because no country particularly wants to draw lines that they themselves regularly cross whether they do so by side the means or other means human means or the technical means and so i think that there has been debate about norms in cyberspace although that typically revolves more around targeting critical infrastructure and things like that rather than spying per se i think i think surface signees things is probably a good defense because it you know it becomes much more much harder to operate when it's the public eye is a point and improving cyber defense otherwise this is really the only thing you can do thank you so much for your thoughts and your insight on this robert pritchard's
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director of the cyber security expert joining us there from chamonix in france we appreciate your time. to a. with just one day to go before voting begins in the u.k. election polls are cautiously predicting victory for prime minister boies johnson but there's still a chance of a hung parliament and there's another factor that could throw the result tactical voting lines the explains from walking in one of the battlegrounds. if you wanted to find somewhere to symbolize conservative england then this would do fine working i'm in the countryside west of london is well off and takes care of itself. and perhaps because of that it voted by some distance to remain in the european union based party said we missed all of the referendum result despite the best efforts of the town's longstanding conservative m.p. john redwood is an example in this election the pro e.u.
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forces see an opportunity to get their revenge on him and the timing really matters places like working in represent the last proponents of bracks it's trying to stop the conservatives from getting it done but to do its involves persuading the public to vote not for the part of the mark but for the party in any constituency with the best chance of beating the conservatives and that's where things get messy. here the n.t. bricks it can do that with the best chance is a former conservative who defected to the liberal democrats were the opposition parties to stand down and give him their votes he's pretty convince he would win we've got a huge body of data with it's neck and neck which is why for labor very even if you have told you know vote for where you are if you're a tory remain and you think breaks it is a complete and utter disaster and you don't want to the neurosurgeon for me and if you can coalesce those 2 things together then we are going to get out. and this is
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the labor candidate she broke her ankle right at the start of the campaign and is trailing in place but even though she can't win. she resolutely believes she should not participate in types who voting here might say to people you know your life i'm a perfect you passionately believe in the policies but actually we're not going to stand anyone here because we want you to vote with them i just it's not fair it's not right democratic to get number 345 how the 2 main opposition parties agreed at the start of the campaign to stand on a joint platform then things might have been different but their general refusal to form a united front against brics it could be a decisive factor on thursday it's the system that's broken and actually what we're offering is a chance for your vote actually count and for increased democratic participation but dearly we would love for the voting system to be changed so that taxable voting isn't necessary unfortunately this election is. ok. it is
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impossible to get around the fact that this is the brics election because the conservatives have made it does you know the stark choice for people who don't like it is that ignoring it might allow it to happen largely al-jazeera. and here's the full list of candidates standing in the walking and constituency 5 of them you know an interesting one to watch on election night full coverage here on al-jazeera of course that's not speak to another of our correspondents covering this election forest paul brennan in london so paul final day of campaigning one of the politicians doing in this last 4 holes. by the time that frantic very very busy on this final 24 hours before the polls open i'm down here in asia and walton where the liberal democrat leader joe swenson is just wrapping up and eventually just going on her bus and off to the next constituency around robin if you like constituency visits this morning jeremy corbyn the labor
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leader has been out supreme class go he's then going to going to move to the northwest of england later today on the promise of boris johnson was on. the morning milk around of all things up in west yorkshire all of the main leaders scrabbling for those final votes trying to win over the undecideds of which we believe there are somewhere around 13 percent of the voters still to make up their mind who they're going to vote for on thursday and as lawrence said in his report on this we have evidence of here in this particular constituency where i'm standing tactical voting could prove very important indeed this seat is. that of a cabinet minister dominic rob he's got a more than $23000.00 majority but the poll suggests he could be vulnerable because of his progress it stands because in this constituency day voted 58 percent in favor of remaining in the e.u. that kind of bricks it issue is like a cross thread through the normal fabric of the of the normal party allegiances in
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this election i need to something in hong kong predict a conservative victory exit looking good for boys johnson. line. it's it's too close well boris johnson if you if you believe what he said this morning out on that milk round he said he was always too tight to call certainly the conservatives have been enjoying around a 10 percentage point lead throughout this whole campaign of 5 weeks the latest poll that was released on tuesday night was said to be the most accurate yes and what it's what it showed was actually the conservative lead potentially slipping the figures are as follows the conservatism 43 percent which is where they were 2 weeks ago but labor up 2 percent to 34 percent how that would correspond in seat terms would be the conservatives on 3 $139.00 seats and labor on $231.00 so just a 2 percent difference meaning that the. majority that the conservatives might
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expect is reduced to somewhere just over 20 and that's well within the margin of error of these kind of polls so it's entirely possible that a hung parliament could still be a possibility and that is simply adding to the nervous tension the excitement and the mad scramble for votes in these final hours thank you so much for that paul brennan live for us in london. for the past 2 months iraqi protesters have taken to the streets demanding the resignation of what they call a corrupt government the southern city of nasiriyah has seen some of the worst violence nava tribes which hold great influence in the south of iraq want to take matters into their own hands simona fulton has this report from. the tribal elders of the province gathered for an emergency meeting in the wake of a violent crackdown on demonstrators in the provincial capital nasiriyah they say they're attempting to fill the security and governance vacuum left by the iraqi state. for the day the current government has lost the trust of the people they
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can't do anything because the protestors are against them and they slaughtered the sons of our province and iraq. the governor of the province has resigned and parliament has dissolved the local council it's not clear who is in charge. they want to appoint a new governor as if nothing happened the parliament will vote on the new governor and he will be approved by the president but how will you convince the demonstrators to accept. the leader's forge a joint statement demanding the resignation of parliament in early elections they also want justice. that we stand with the demonstrations and the illegitimate demands we demand the severest punishment for those who harm the sons of the country we denounce anyone from the security forces who had a hand in the bloodshed i the tribes here have barred any outside force from entering the city the newly appointed police commander himself from the us lia and
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the 4th person to hold that post since protests began on october 1st takes us on a tour of the city to show that fings have returned to normal no more david says there is no sit with the situation is very good our forces are deployed near the protest areas the checkpoints work well the entrance and exit of the city and also to protect the banks as well as the private and public buildings but instead of security forces we find demonstrators guarding protest areas and say to him bridge and not everything is a scam as it seems the groups come and they shoot at us they come in cars without license plates we don't know who they are they don't bridge behind me is where some of the worst violence took place authorities say that the situation has since calm down as negotiations continue between demonstrators tribal elders and security forces the government has also promised an investigation into recent killings of the root causes of this crisis unresolved many fear that the standoff here is far from over they want to hold the others there are. efforts to recover bodies from
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new zealand's wise island have been put on hold as volcanic activity continues to increase as fresh air from families to find the 9 people still missing but emergency workers say it's not safe the volcano erupted on monday killing at least 6 people and injuring 30 jessica washington has more from a tiny. this is a community in mourning and united in the most difficult circumstances the town of tommy has long been promoted as the gateway to white island from the shoreline it's possible to still see clouds of ash rising from the volcano this is. hairiness and while a large number of the people who have been negatively affected overseas visitors coming onto boats and things like that. we do have local people so who. really it's happens nephew who worked as
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a white highland guide is one of them. breaking. it's the beginning of summer here in new zealand usually one of the most popular times for tourists to visit white island instead the boat a docked here. just 50 kilometers from where the disaster happened and locals here are deeply affected by the tragedy the family off another guide who lived in fact attorney confirmed he's among the dead most of the 47 people on the island at the time of the eruption had been passengers on this cruise ship it stayed docked here for 2 days to help with the investigation and finally set sail in front of an emotional crowd to find the words for to be frank i just want to sing the love and compassion the effects of the disaster reach far beyond new zealand there were
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visitors from the u.s. germany china and malaysia and more than half of those on white island when the volcano erupted. in its we understand the international interest. while we can for percy's. we are unable to confirm helm. from each country. we will in the state can individuals where for all we can for the identities the authorities are under pressure to get information out to affected families the bodies of the deceased have been flown to oakland for post-mortems the injured many with severe burns are being treated in a number of hospitals i have declared a mess for tallaght incident which means that a number of agencies are now wishing together to resolve this tragedy with so
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many questions on and all people can do here if an hour is wait and pay their respects. just a washington al-jazeera attorney in new zealand. canada mexico and the u.s. have signed a new free trade agreement to replace the 25 year old nafta deal it was sealed hours after the u.s. congress announces support manya rapido reports from the mexican capital where the agreement with. mexican president of this one will visit or met with representatives from the united states and canada on tuesday for the signing of the us and seeing. a trade deal that stalled for months pending a series of changes demanded by democrats in the u.s. house of representatives u.s. trade officials touted the deal as a major accomplishment one that ends the age of the north american free trade agreement or nafta and it's nothing short of a miracle that we have all come together i think that's a testament to how good the agreement is but perhaps more importantly it's
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a testament to how long it will last and how people will be coming to north america and how vibrant the economy this will be for all of us it is such canada's deputy prime minister chrystia freeland called the u.s. embassy a win for all 3 countries all of us together have finally accomplished what we set out to do at the very outset a win win win agreement which will provide stability for workers in all 3 of our countries for many years to come. that is no small thing especially in today's world those economists like dr jose rizal are clues however when the benefits for mexico could be mostly conditional but i mean he took us to him it out for mexico i believe an opportunity has been created but it will depend on mexico being able to move from
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a low value added manufacturing economy to one that could generate through higher productivity and competitiveness the intermediate inputs north america tracks from . other regions of the world. since the rise of e-commerce the u.s. mexico and canada have been looking toward overhauling the existing trade relations the u.s. m.c.a. is the result of a renegotiation of the north america free trade agreement unlike nafta the u.s. m.c.a. broadens international regulations affecting everything from intellectual property rights to environmental law. the signing of the trilateral document means the agreement now moves to the legislative branches of the us mexico and canada for ratification through the month of. mexico city. to the head on al-jazeera a month after the world cup run japanese is still celebrating their historic achievement joe have the details in sports next.
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canvas forces joe thank you international test cricket is back in pakistan for the 1st time in more than a decade the hosts a taking on sri lanka and roll pindi in the 1st of a 2 much series sure lanka with the last team to tour in 2009 when their bus came under attack in lahore killing several people since then pakistan have played all of their home test matches in neutral venue security is tight for this game and the pakistan cricket board is hoping that a successful series will encourage other top teams to come to the country to. put in diapers he said we ought to see only happy that's not good team isn't it
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pakistan people are so excited that they have bought all the tickets and even i tried my best for tickets but it's hard to get on her and i was very sure today is a great day to pakistan and for cricket lovers that despite the attack on the sri lankan team a few years back they have made it to pakistan this time again everyone here was excited as the match south won the toss and chose to bat captain to mosquito net or they led the half century but since he was out l.b.w. should have reached 189 for 4 european champions liverpool have clinched their place in the knockout stages of the champions league they were made to sweat by salzburg but 2 goals in 2 2nd half minutes from now i'm a good solid gave them a 2 no victory and saw them through to the last 16 of will top the group table. well napoli also qualified in 2nd place thanks to a foreigner win at home to gang but just 3 hours after that victory ended 9 game winning a streak they sacked coach carlos he'd been in his 2nd season in charge of the
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turning club last month and chelsea enough 3 players have been in a high profile dispute with the club's management over training camp they failed to attend dortmund leon valencia and chelsea also put their places on tuesday which means that just 2 spots remain in the last 16 and they'll be decided later in group the spanish giants atletico madrid still need to confirm their progress they'll play lokomotiv moscow but leverkusen could still cause an upset in group g. shakhtar donetsk dianora kiev and atlanta all have an opportunity to reach the knockout stage. cattles getting ready to host its 1st major football test event ahead of the 2020 world cup 7 teams are taking part in the cup world cup and the british send reports . cattles football fans are having quite a year. it began with their national team becoming asian champions for the 1st time
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it will end with the country hosting the club world cup. this group of esperance fans living in cattle play their games in the colors of the african champions the 2 new zealand team will enter the tournament in the 2nd round. of the us off. for us it's very important for us because we are working here and many people. see the march but there is no ticket or finish the people want to see this event a total of 7 seems all be taking part catalyst a mystic champions outside plus 6 continental title winners including liverpool from europe and flamingo from south america cats i'll be hosting it this year and next important test events ahead of the world cup in 2022. fan zone is catering for the diverse tastes of local and visiting fans are being trolled for the 1st time by the host country alcohol is
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a part of our culture however hospitality years and we make sure that there is. everything for everybody there something for everybody so fans who want to enjoy a drink will have designated areas where they can drink alcohol it's been available in the country for 4 decades it's not something that's new. this tournament also working as a reminder that the main events of the middle east's 1st world cup is getting ever closer. you know for indians. living so close to. the dream to see alive. you know it's not a dream anymore it's like you know we just can't wait to be in the stadium and watch the matches live so now supporters will have to concern themselves with watching some of the world's best club teams on the richardson al-jazeera doha to the n.b.a. and the miami heat were on fire in their game against the atlanta hawks bama bio
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and jimmy butler stole the show each securing their own triple doubles duncan robinson then tied a franchise record with a 10 with 13 pointers to hit 135221 sealing that levon win at home in. new zealand's rugby team has a new head coach in foster who was assistant to former coach steve hansen has been promoted to the job on a 2 year contract you know blacks finished in 3rd at the recent rugby world cup in japan meanwhile tens of thousands of rugby fans a part of the streets of tokyo to celebrate the japanese team captain michael leach led his team might be brave blossoms as they're called walked amongst the crowd japan reached the quarter finals of the world cup for the 1st time at this year's tournament sparking a surge in local enthusiasm for the sport's. that is a guest book and i will have more free later follett joe thank you very much for that that's it for this news hour on al-jazeera from me fully back to you and a whole team thank you watching that is live again next year on al-jazeera to stay
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