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ah, i don't know about the some of this is all 0 live from doha. also coming up, the french president's office says moscow has agreed to allow un inspectors inside a russian controlled nuclear plant in ukraine. mexico's former attorney general is arrested in connection with 43 students who disappeared in 2014 extreme weather batters parts of the world. millions of actors like cracked dry and barren, vast tracts of land are flooded. ah, or un security council waiver allowing afghan taliban officials to travel abroad has expired. senior members of the group have been subject to a travel band since 2011, but 13 taliban officials had been granted an exception. so they could attend peace
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talks. some security council members wanted removed after the group took power by force last year. they could vote again on monday on an amended waiver for just 6 taliban officials. kristen salome has more from un headquarters in new york sanctions against the taliban, including travel restrictions have long been a thorny issue for the security council. they were 1st imposed back in 1999 related to the groups sheltering of al qaeda. the council made exceptions in 2019 to allow some members to travel outside of the country for peace talks. but since the group took control of afghanistan last year, some council members have argued the waiver should be conditional on the taliban respect for human rights, particularly the rights of women and girls. the un stepping spokesperson for the secretary general summed up the dilemma. some of the members of the council appointed to the benefits of allowing them to go about a travel for diplomatic work, including for example, to the doha,
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you will have seen what the contribution of the, of the process ad doha has as made in terms of the wider dealings with balaban at the same time, we've clearly expressed our concerns about the dollar, bonds own records and, and their failure in, in recent months to, to uphold out their stated commitments to maintain the status quo on human rights. including in particular, the rights of women and girls, china back by russia, has argued that the waivers are as necessary as ever given the dire economic situation that afghanistan finds itself in. but diplomats tell us that other countries have been pushing back led by ireland. they want to re impose travel restrictions, at least in part, almost some how does the former afghan and basset are to france and canada? he says a certain level of engagement. the taliban is needed to help the afghan people. well, if you have to turn it on, obviously they will tell you that it's important because they have to go to certain
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capitals and putting. ready to ha, for example, and discuss issues with the diplomats, whether they have to do with human rights, women's rights for the girls school band that has to do with the way afghanistan is going to be governed and counter terrorism issues. so i think for the top one is important for the other, for the countries we, what we do see is, or nuances. i mean, you have china and russia for example, who are pushing for a continuation of the exemption. and even extend to the thing that is thing that to other countries, but you have others who have other ideas about this in those who actually at this point would like to have it full travel back. i've been calling them because they feel the tolerable, have not come through with some of the commitments that made more than
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a year ago. the collarbone has several messages that the need to understand that has to do that have to do with the go school band that has to do with how women are treated as that have to do with counter terrorism and many other issues. on the other hand, the international community in those countries who care about the african people in the future of the country need to realize that there is a certain level of engagement that is needed. and there's a certain level of discussion with a ton of bon that is needed for. ready a variety of reasons, so i hope that they can find the right solution. by monday, let's walk when it's been a year since the taliban says control of, of canister, and many women are still banned from working or getting an education. women are allowed to move around in cities, but in rural areas, strict rules and cultural practices keep money at home or some of injury. reports from couple thrift is businesses nearly come to a halt. earning a living from making traditional clothes and handy cross is no longer an option.
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since many small businesses have gone bankrupt, in addition to sanctions and frozen assets, the valuable and reversal of women's participation in society has further hindered the flow of age to have learned a son. freshly struggling to keep up morale for her 7 children whose education has suffered for years. first, because of the pandemic, and then the taliban take over any answer that gay. it's been one year that they have been promising and haven't done any thing. we haven't seen any results, girls can't go to schools and women can go to their jobs. women in cities complained of harsh restrictions from face feels to women's attire and suspension of many public jobs. the taliban government says it is implementing is lamar law. the ministry of. 5 vice and virtue has replaced the ministry of women's affairs. there are some the men who've been appointed by the taliban, who don't think it's just tokenism. think of them on amazon and amazon saying that
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women can't go around the city or do their jobs freely, isn't to accurate. i still have female staff working at this hospital, female doctor, the doing their jobs as in the previous government. besides, doctors, other female personnel are also working in some government departments. 3 quarters of of bonds live outside the cities. and most of rural awareness that is traditionally conservative. that's where the dollar bonds biggest support base comes from. neil for is a teacher and despite her brothers being unemployed in this government, she supports the taliban. all he says, the majority of women in avalon assign be what she calls the job in their own way. and that's enough gone tradition. but the fallible rule enough, wouldn't most women from of lunchtime, look at you and hear you and think that you've been brainwashed. and this is not what most women of of understand want each other yet that they believe should an army on our yeah, we aren't brain washed. i teach the koran. islam has given rights to women like
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inheritance, education to become a professor and anything they want to be. if we go without the he job, it's against the crohn. and if we have muslims, we should follow their chron. balaban officials have been accused of using excessive force, men, women protest. they in turn want remedy organized, protest after seeking permission. and the also site safety and security is concerned with to achieve that, most women of atlanta son will have to trust the taliban. and that's unlikely, while most schools for teenage girls remain closed and promises to uphold women's rights, are not put into action from mom and joey down to 0. global news . russian president vladimir putin as agreed to allow inspectors from the u. i nuclear watchdog into a plant at zap alisha. that's according to the statement from the office of the
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french president emanuel macklin set of talked about the risks to the plant during a phone call with president putin on friday. but our fears of a disaster, europe's largest nuclear facility, as masculine, keep trade blame for shelling. nearby the international atomic energy agency says it's ready to send a team or the plants been under russian control since march. it's operated by ukrainian stuff, but it's guarded by russian forces. it's been shelled repeatedly and there are fears that could be a disaster if critical parts of it are hit. the un secretary general has been expressing concern about the safety of the nuclear plant. antonio has had, is visited ukraine's port city of odessa to check on green shipments. that's part of a deal between moscow and keep brokered by turkey and the un last month. the agreement allows exports from st. ukrainian ports. football, food supplies are running short, partly because of brushes, wore an e. c o p, a band aid vessel. charted by the u. n. is one of several ships which have left
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ukraine since august. the 1st from odessa to elizabeth has more over 500000 tons of grain have already been exported from here since a landmark deal was truck between russia and ukraine with the help of the united nations and turkey last month. and this is the place where, until tanya would terrorist visit to guarantee and to monitor how this whole process is ongoing. he said that access to food and fertilizers must be guaranteed access to russian fertilizers, but also to train for he says that much more needs to be done. and that he hoped that the amount of food that he's being exported from ukraine will increase from $3000000.00 tons a month to around $5000000.00 tons a month. another issue of major concern that's happening here is the situation around the nuclear power plant of a support isha. back in march, russia took over that area, established a military base, and there's been lots of fighting in shelling going on around that area. there's
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a lot of concern that the plant could be damage and that's why the international community has been demanding that international monitors are able to visit. that part of the country. also ukrainian state nuclear company announced that russia was getting ready to unhook the plan from ukraine's grid. i'm tanya will. terry said denounce this and this is what he had to say. what is true is that if you didn't, you said eyes, as we propose the plan, the problem will be solved. and obviously, the electricity from zip codes here is ukrainian directory city. and it's necessary, especially during the winter ford of ukrainian people. and these pretty simple must be fully respected. so there has been a big debate about how a visit by international inspectors should happen, why russia saying that it should happen to russian. so ukrainians at the united
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nations are saying that it could happen through ukraine, even though it could mean going through the front lines, doing a telephone conversation between french president him on the way back. my grown and a rush as president value me to put in be agreed of a need for a v inspector to visit the plan and even a precedent bloody mead. both being said that he was going to reconsider whether he would agree or not that to change his his mind and that the inspectors would go through ukraine. health officials in somalia say at least 10 people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in the capitol. mogadishu. witnesses say there were at least 3 explosions before the attackers stormed the building. at least a dozen people have been injured. the hotels used by somali government officials, it's the biggest attack in mogadishu since the election of a new president. and may, mexico's former attorney general hazel morrill, has been arrested as part of an investigation into 43 students who went missing in
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2014. maria led the original inquiry, which was highly criticized, is accused of being involved in the torture and forced disappearance of suspects, as well as obstruction of justice. it was international outrage when the students disappeared 8 years ago in the southwestern city of atlanta. on friday, mexico's president repeated his promise to punish those responsible for the disappearance of the students. i. yes, of course the case has not closed. the commission's report has been released and the prosecutor's office will continue to work on it. that said that uncovering the truth, strengthens institutions and punishes those responsible. still ahead and i'll just hit our police in nicaragua, arrest a roman catholic, bishop critical of president. daniel ortega hopes for a peaceful future. child's military government set to sit down with on groups for a national dialogue. ah
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ah. hi there, good to see. let's go with your weather update beginning in the middle east. not really much changed since we spoke last. we've got some temperatures back into the fifty's that includes for buck dead with a high of 50 degrees. and look at all this sand in dust being tossed around for oman on saturday. got to take you to pakistan. it is still raining upper sin province into eastern baluchistan, but of a breather for karachi. and we're also seen this rain leak into afghanistan. there's been some flooding here as well, so bursts of rain to come for cobble the hive 27 degrees on saturday for turkey. it's looking like this, i think. yeah. ok, showers around that black sea coast. maybe even seen them sneak into is stumble at times as well. of the central africa we go and we're seeing the rain pick up toward western areas of the democratic republic of congo rate up into bungie is while be a ticket to the south. because we got this vigorous weather system moving in to the
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eastern cape province, conseula and tall. this is really going to pick up those winds across the eastern cape coastline. so i think for example, in port elizabeth, we're gonna look for maximum wind gusts of about 90 kilometers per hour. so that could certainly cause damage. also seen those winds pick up in durban and my poto as well with some cooler air shuffling in. we'll see. ah, a reporter's retreat in a brutal civil war. if a commodore hadn't been there, the israeli invasion would not have been so well reported. the commodore had become journalistic center. you could be in a safe enclave and then you went out into civil war. i started off leaving this other grand suite at the commodore hotel. the next room i was in was underground in a tiny prison, so as a hostage, a route the commodore war hotels on al jazeera lou
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. ah, what to go to 0 reminder, what top still is this? are you on waiver? allowing afghan taliban officials to travel abroad has expired because the security council couldn't agree on what to do with it. taliban leaders have been subject to a travel band since 2011, but the wave it allowed some of them to attend to peace talks. russia's president agreed to allow inspectors from the un nuclear watchdog into the zap alicia plant and ukraine. that's according to a statement from the office of the french president, but all fears of a nuclear disaster as moscow and keith trade blame for sheldon. nearby, mexico's former attorney general has been arrested in connection with the
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investigation into 43 students went missing in 2014 cases. maria led, the highly criticized inquiry is now facing several charges including obstruction of justice. police it nicaragua, have arrested a catholic, bishop known for his criticism of president daniel ortega, orlando alvarez is being detained at his home in the capital managua, as our latin america editor, lucy newman, reports is part of a white. a government crackdown on dissent among members of the clergy. for the last 16 days, nicaragua, police had prevented much the gulf as bishop blundell. albert is from leaving his residence, not even to preside over mass 0, but i always the road in front of our diocese is closed and blocked by the national police long. oh, but that was not the end of it. before dawn, friday, police raided the bishop's residence, detained late priests and staff, and put bishop alba this under house arrest. in a statement, the police called
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a quote in operation to recover normality for citizens and families of martha guided by accusing bishop orlando. albert is of repeated acts of destabilization and provocations. oh, with the vast majority of government opponents in prison or an exile, nicaragua, catholic church has become a thorn in the side of president. daniel ortega and his wife ro, side you moody, you'll who is the vice president of the presidential couple accused, the bishop of instigating dissent. ever since they gave refuge to anti government protesters during widespread demonstrations in 2018 human rights organizations are again raising their voice and demanding the release of those arbitrarily detained. the secretary general is very concerned by the severe closure of democratic and civic space in the corolla and recent actions against civil society organizations, including those of the catholic church. reports of arrayed against the residence of
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the catholic bishop of martha golfer only heightened these concerns. ah, bishop albany, this is the 4th priest to be put under house arrest in as many months preferring to recovery. this is incredible repression against the church and repression against catholic people. we remain here praying to the virgin mary. shortly after the bishop's arrest, a group of latin american and european statesman, called on pope frances to break his silence and speak out forcibly against what they call ortega's persecution of the catholic church. lucy newman al jazeera. chad's military leaders are to discuss a timeline for national elections with rebel groups on saturday or week ago, the parties signed a peace agreement in dough hobbits hope the talks could bring an end to decades of conflict. but as hipaa morgan pulls from and jemina one significant on group won't be taking part. after years as
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a rebel hussain animal hygiene is back in the chatting capital into mana, a member of the armed group national concord movement. his faction was one of more than 14, which recently signed a peace agreement with the government. nothing who we saw through the negotiations that lasted for 5 months. the best option for us as a political group is peace. there is no better option. the conflict has been going on for a long time in many people have been affected. the deal between chad, the military government and the armed groups signed in utter capital. doha, have led to talks on the countries political future. this scheduled to start on saturday after years of turmoil, a crisis that were sent last year when mohammed restated b took power after the death of his father defined the constitution. the talk are set to last for up to 3 weeks. among the issues to be discussed or the constitution and a timeline for a national election, while many group are expected to take part in the dialogue,
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others have rejected it, including the main arm group front for change and conquered, which fought in the battle against the government last year that's killed then president adriece de b. the government says it hope those not taking part in the talks will join phone 5 for the modem. owner in this is the 1st time we're having an inclusive dialogue that includes political parties and civil societies. and whether yon groups are not there for one on one agreements, the doha agreement paved the way for this, the door is still open to those who have not signed to join the talks the world. the years of conflict have taken a toll on civilians. bushera made is a survivor of fighting between government and rebel groups in the capital in 2008 power like in a study to help them out of their mother. but he and we couldn't walk on the street . there were bodies everywhere of soldiers who were rebels or innocent people. we had to flee to a town far away, where we struggled with food and water because there were too many of us and the much, i hope these stalks bring civility either. but with nearly half the population,
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living in poverty and hundreds of 1000 still displeased many others also share the same hopes, even if some have refused to join the process for peace. hebrew morgan, alta 0, jemina followers, iraq and she only then walked out asada having protesting bagdad green zone. they've been demonstrating outside parliament for 3 weeks, refusing to allow politicians into the building such as allies are also boycotting talks, ended ending a long wanting political stalemate. 10 months after a general election, iraq's politicians still haven't been able to form a government minimize military jones that says it plans to import russian gas and oil to boost fuel supplies and bring down prices the economy struggling under a raft of global sanctions. many people are finding it difficult to afford food. the harding has more, it's hot and humid, but even rains from the monsoon are not enough to keep these people at home. in the
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heart of me and mars commercial hub being gone, doesn't line up for a chance to receive basic goods donated and subsidized by a local monastery. though, hottie yoga. yap. i with every one is in trouble as people don't have enough food. some people are families of patients from hospital. some are poor people, some are jobless sod, they all are cuing here to get food about me and mars economy tanked after a military coup last year. it has been further rattled by the government's attempts to seize foreign exchange and eradicate rules for businesses and imports. a mom about the i came yellow. if we cook at home, there's no electricity. ross is expensive to boy in cooking costs, so too high for someone who's retired women. so i'm here to cover my expenses, but i also donate some fruit back to the monastery. even the war and ukraine has had an impact here, pushing up the price of gas, oil and grain. i'm a bone,
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i know what well, little people can spend much of their income on food because of hot commodity prices. if only one person is working, the family won't have much money left for food. this week, the military government said it agreed to purchase fuel from russia to help stabilize costs, but gave no details on when or how this would begin. until then, many will have to rely on charity to make ends meet leah harding al jazeera felons prime minister, santa, modern. so she's taken a drug test after a video emerged of her partying with friends. the footage prompted calls from both political allies and opponents for her to take a voluntary test. but he, 6 year old man says she's never used illegal substances and could have performed the duties and the night of the party if necessary. the test results are expected within a week in a while, and that's a lot of i, i have nothing to hide. i have not used drugs and therefore i have no problem taking tests. i do find it pretty strange that this is something that's been
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demanded of me to find a child in the group of its longest heat wave on record. the high temperatures of lasted for more than 2 months, tributaries of the yangtze river drying up crops of failing, and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people are threatened. government officials have warned that a severe drought in the south could last well into september. okay, let's go from drought to floods in sudan. there's no end in sight, a heavy season or rains, which have been lashing parts of the country since may. dozens of people have been killed and thousands of homes have been destroyed. the un says more than a 130000 people are affected. our diseases hate them. our wheat reports from one of sedans, worst hit regions. the had the, he had what, hello, we be. hello. we are reporting from will tell, are we village of our managed local province? it is one of the most ravaged villages by the torrential rain and flash floods its homes more than $300.00 families. as you can see,
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the entire village is inundated by water from all directions. as we walk through, we saw many of the houses, partly or totally damaged, due to rising water levels. residents of the village have lost almost school depositions from property to food stocks. one of the only thing left as their castle, the village is totally deserted, as most of the local residents had fled for their lives. some have tried to salvage what they can from their homes, residents who have evacuated to nearby villages and now facing di conditions. they need shelter, food and medicine. nearby farming lands were also flooded and that's ruined the harvest. these floods, the unprecedented, especially in this part of sudan as floods have devoured all of what local residents have, by ascending and waste message to the international community. and all human relief agencies asking them to quickly bring help to this catastrophic situation. extreme dry weather is creating a crisis in northern states of mexico. millions of people are running out of water
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. instead of relying on delivery is brought in by tankers. local reservoirs and dams have also dropped to critical levels. minority little boats from mexico city, the extreme drought conditions persist in northern mexico. the city of monterey home to some 5000000 people has been particularly hard hit on mothers day. but in the allow, you must be fussy. people are fighting over the water and the trucks arrive and people don't respect the line, is chaos in our neighborhood. it's sad, but what can we do? we need a miracle. these are the drivers conditions the region has seen in 30 years with recorded rainfall levels far below average. in during a recent visit to monterey, from mexico's president and this manuel lopez over the other promised to continue to provide emergency government assistance. you'll go game. i believe his situation will help lead everyone toward participating in the conservation of water so that
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we will be more conscious about the importance of vital resource. experts say as much as 65 percent of mexico's territory is currently experiencing moderate, to severe drought conditions. the attributed in part to this year's unseasonable lennier, weather pattern, which has pushed rain and cooler temperatures. further north extreme heat and a lack of rain are also wreaking habit across the border. in the united states, prompting action from officials, they're growing drought crisis is fueled by the impacts of climate change, including extreme heat, low precipitation, in turn, severe drought conditions that perpetuate the climate crisis. by increasing wildfire risk, affecting crop yields and ultimately disrupting our ecosystem. and the climate as a whole us states like arizona and nevada have already been asked to cut back what they take from the drought stricken colorado river,
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which supplies water to some 40000000 people across 7 us states. and to communities in northwestern mexico. less water from the colorado river is also raising longer term concerns in both the us and mexico over potential food shortages. if action is not taken to address the crisis, monroe up below al jazeera mexico city opposition an emergency update for big security flooring and software. the tech giant says hackers could seize control of phones, tablets, and computers, and searching anyone who could be the target of spying, such as activists or journalists to install the security patches as soon as possible. particle haynes been speaking to apple users in washington dc. most people with smartphones are used to getting the occasional reminder that it's time to update your software. but if you have anything that starts with an eye or has an apple on it, you're going to want to listen. this time apple has announced that they have found a flaw in their system, which basically can allow hackers to take over your smartphone, your ipad,
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your mac, and basically you lose control of it. but everyone we talked, you said they hadn't heard about the problem. there's an average of $6000.00 data breaches every day. most people aren't very great about keeping all their software up to date. so glitches data breaches all these things are actually not that uncommon. i had shower with my i phone, which is very user friendly, which is fine. have it in the 1st place. yeah. so going to enjoy is just too much. is a patch. all you gotta do is update it, or then i'll update my phone. it's all good. now apple says they have fixed this law and you're gonna want to make sure the updating system you're running is $15.00 . alarmingly apple says they are aware of reports that this flaw has already been exploited. ah.


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