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over there i mean this is the news hour live from london coming up in the program. the iraqi army says it's taken a full control of kut could province from the. two more devastating attacks in afghanistan as mosques are targeted and sixty people are killed. calls for cat food cash withdrawals in catalonia separatist increase the pressure on spain's banks and the government. and here is the ever shadowed by controversy ahead of kenya's second presidential election this year. and our peace summit in doha with all the day's sports news including the l.a. dodgers defeat the defending champions the chicago cubs to reach their first world series since one thousand eight hundred eight.
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so then iraqi forces have claimed control of the whole of province from kurdish peshmerga forces the army says they captured the last town elton capri which is situated near with the help of shia militias stephanie decker has more now from the battle zone. a new front line opened early friday iraqi forces together with hash all shabbier shia militias move towards peshmerga positions now to the kurdish it's around thirty kilometers south of erbil on the road to cook. yes they're attacking it out and copely and they're attacking from dbase also and there's nothing we can do about it only slightly i'm urging the coalition forces to come in and help as it hit the peshmerga no doubt we have martyrs there. a steady stream. every enforcements were sent throughout the day blankets in mattresses packed in with the soldiers ready to defend their positions many here
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feel betrayed by iraqi government leaders in baghdad some fellow kurds and the international community. in reality when we used to fight isis everyone used to praise the peshmerga they are brave they are fighting for the world and now they have done this plan they are attacking us as i see right now everyone is turning their backs on us. mortar shells machine guns were fired throughout the day. everyone here is tense. there's a heavy presence of ambulances here waiting to take any of the injured. back to our . prime minister has ordered iraqi forces not to enter abele and to stick to what he called the two thousand and three lines this is all about disputed territories longstanding on resolved issues between baghdad inner beal about who controls what
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the peshmerga gained more territory since two thousand and fourteen as it pushed out of many areas the iraqi army used to control and last month's referendum on secession seems to be the final straw for the iraqi government to neighboring countries who oppose kurdish independence the irony there were very similar scenes just a year ago as the peshmerga iraqi government forces and shia militias all moved in to ward a common enemy i saw but now their guns are turned on each other stephanie decker al jazeera on the road to kirkuk well as tell you the latest developments on we're joined by who is the managing director of the consulting and intelligence firm the focus is on the energy industry in iraq welcome to the program so what do you make of these latest developments what does it actually mean well what we. are a friend of happened in twenty fifth of september and there was. some ways that he's miscalculation by the kurdish leadership which resulted in the assaults by the
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iraqi government some people call a soul some people call invasion of kurdish area trees but the iraqis say that they're doing their constitutional duty and implementing the constitution however these areas where today we saw the clashes are largely kurdish areas yes there are different minorities and let's not forget in two thousand and fourteen when isis came to. iraq invaded mosul and then they pushed further south. there is were abandoned by iraqi military and it was taken over by kurdish forces and protected those areas and it's been in safe hands and what's happening now is people know those areas are suffering and pain the price for skakel ation by their leadership ok going forward what does it actually mean now that iraqi forces have arrested control of all areas of kirk probably what does this mean for the iraqi kurds well it's been a humiliating me for kurds and in some ways people feel feel very
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let down and betrayed by the only the ship first of all and then secondly by the international community you hasn't done much on the ground what it means this is part of an agreement which was reached in two thousand and sixteen for the iraqi government troops to come back to those areas however these troops have. p.m.u. the popular mobilization units which are shia militias where in some cases they can be controlled by the central rocky government by the government of prime minister by the so the defeater is where those areas where they are militia has sort of came they haven't really retreated as play agreement and that that could cause some heartache and some real problems is the end of the iraqi kurds dream of independence i don't think the dream will end but the. this is almost like a reset and it's sort of a reality set in for the kurdish leadership to realize that. given where
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kurdistan is and given where the geographically located and the hostile neighbors iran turkey and in some way iraq too and the mess in syria the reality is very different from what kurds once every kurds wants to see their flag waving in the u.n. building but i think it has to wait for quite some time it's also the strategic importance of the area and oil of course is a big thing i mean history of kirkuk oil is already always. played a big role and in some ways taken over kirk who failed in two thousand and fourteen empowered the kurds and gave them that sort of economic backing to go for this independence referendum and try to declare independence however as we can see this has backfired and now there's oil fields are gone back to central iraqi government's control and the kurdish region already have
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a weak economy and large deficit ins is budget and this will cripple even further and as we know in the last week they lost nearly three hundred thousand barrels a day. from those fields and now in the hands of iraqi government all right great to get your take on this appreciate that thanks very much for it's a lot of thank you well kurdish fighters who helped drive isilon of rackers say the people of the city will determine its future u.s. backed forces have fully recaptured the syrian city which had been nice or self-proclaimed capital since two thousand and fourteen they formally handed over control of racket to accounts of local officials and tribal leaders most of it has been reduced to rubble and less than one percent of the pre-war population of three hundred thousand still live or. well the future of rocco will be decided by the people of rocca this is quite important and family of the government will administer their affairs by themselves every peace loving
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country and people to come and take part in the reconstruction the rebuilding of the city and its countryside here a sexual state rex tillerson has congratulated the syrian democratic forces for retaking raca for meisel control but turkey's president is angry at the kurds presence in the city resit has condemned the group for displaying a giant poster of the leader of the kurdistan workers party which turkey considers a terrorist organization of delegates one is currently in jail in turkey. in syria they're collaborating with a terrorist organization like the white b.g. to defeat another terrorist organization this kind of logic is unacceptable there waving the poster of the terrorist leader in iraq how is the united states going to explain this. now that suicide bombers have targeted two mosques in afghanistan killing at least sixty people and he say that one bomber detonated explosives
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inside a share most to kabul clue thirty three people a separate bombing at a mosque in the province killed in these thirteen the latest in a series of attacks across afghanistan in the last week jennifer glass has more now from the afghan capital of kabul. the attacker made his way into the in mom's amman mosque in the middle of friday prayers he placed himself in the middle of those per growers now that of course is a shia mosque in western kabul and then he detonated his bomb killing scores of people injuring scores of others this is one of a number of attacks that have happened against the shia population no one has claimed responsibility the vast number of these attacks though against shia have been claimed by the islamic states in an increase as a kind of increase their offensive here in afghanistan at the same time as that was happening here in kabul in central afghanistan a group province another attack or another bomber detonated a bomb in another mosque this is
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a sunni mosque now his attack his target quite different a local militia commander and his men but these two attacks kept off a very very bloody deadly week across afghanistan where we've seen not only these attacks on friday but across afghanistan the taliban have killed at least one hundred fifty people in the north in the south in the east in the southwest of afghanistan give you an idea of the challenges the afghan security forces face the afghan government determined to bring the taliban to the peace table but not only is the afghan government facing a resurgent taliban you also have other anti-government forces as well creating unrest in afghanistan. well this week we've seen forty three soldiers being killed that was on thursday after the taliban stormed a military camp in the my one district city of two suicide car bombs before a gun battle a fight has also attacked a police headquarters in the southeastern province of gars the on thursday the second attack or it this week and the group was responsible for an ambush in the
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northern province which killed six police officers on wednesday and this after it unleashed a wave of attacks on choose day targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers and killing at least seventy four people so there's been a real upsurge in attacks i'm joined in the studio now by cell ashraf who's an associate professor at not university center of conflict security and terrorism welcome to the program. why are we seeing this. why there in so many this week this seems to be what i describe as a deadly dialogue what we've had is the us strengthen its commitment to afghanistan we've had an increase in u.s. attacks against taliban in our terrorist targets and so now we have a response which is trying to grab the headlines and say look you haven't succeeded we're still here sadly of course some of the more recent attacks of meant
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civilians going around about their peaceful worship in mosques shia mosques and so the loss of paying the price for this dialogue so two separate attacks today would you would you apportion responsibility deliveries that you claimed well yeah it's it's unlikely to be claimed in a rush because it's not going to be to be. clothing anybody in glory but generally the taliban at least have self-respect and decency to engage military forces on the whole and avoid in general civilians i says. are much more comfortable attacked. example is particularly the shia so it's likely if we are to guess at this stage to be one of the taliban groups that is now affiliated with isis who dies that may be responsible for the two mosque attacks but it's difficult to call it could go either way so you have the government facing
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these twin threats from isis and from the taliban which is in the ascendancy as it isis. well i says becoming more and more prominent but these these groups are not. wedded to any particular organization even the taliban is not a unified group it's a group of a collection of small warlords who are affiliated themselves with the umbrella of the taliban organization and similarly you have these ex taliban warlords who some of whom decided to go and pitch in with isis but certainly ice is will be trying to grab the headlines it has all the reasons to reassert itself having lost rocka having lost most of its big gains in iraq and syria it needs to be seen to be confronting the u.s. confronting u.s.
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backed governments as they see it so you get a lot more high profile stuff from them but they are certainly not numerically as large as the taliban in afghanistan yet and as you say the u.s. proclaiming that they will see this out they will see this war through but what we're seeing this week just demonstrates how much for challenge this will be no they needed reminding indeed and the problem of course is donna military one as many of us keep saying what would go a long way to assisting the military offensive is is if the government in kabul becomes an effective government and sadly for various reasons it has failed to govern effectively and provide a degree of security as well as a degree of prosperity for its people so i think if the u.s. is serious about being there for the long term and doesn't want to get bogged down
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the main effort has to be to try and get rid of the corruptions and inefficiencies within the kabul government and start to get it to perform a service for its population which sadly it's not been able to do the doctor asked of us referee pressure times from sitting in turkey. all right still to come here on the algerian news hour tourism a cry for help but it is summit in brussels but did they send her home empty handed . right now about what they see. finleyville rebukes for trump from two former presidents. and food for thought what fans are saying about the n.f.l.'s decision not to punish protesting. to spain where the government has secured backing from the opposition to dissolve
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catalonia parliament and hold new elections that the prime minister mariano rajoy says he will unveil specific measures on saturday to impose direct rule on catalunya over its independence but this is catalan separatists call for a new kind of protest and recent reports now from barcelona. and online message from a pro independence campaign group saying peaceful direct action shows the power of the people. the call was to take some money out of banks that are moving their registration out of catalonia in case of independence withdrawals of one hundred fifty five euro the number of an article in the constitution being triggered to impose direct rule on catalonia by madrid why have i come because this spanish dictatorship is unbearable i think putting pressure on is a good move with thousands of people doing the same thing. but. one rogue
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i mean some ed symbolic the government still has no mood for any compromise. in catalonia there are movements that want revolution so they want civil disobedience today there was a call to withdraw money from banks. then came a message from the prime minister himself saying the crisis was at a critical point and his party in the main opposition were agreed on action just that. they have broken the rule of law a basic principle of the european union they have deprived the representatives of the opposition of their right to exercise control in government imagine if i decided to close parliament so nobody could question me it would be a scandalous situation. article one five five from the one nine hundred seventy eight constitution will take power away from the regional government here it could
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mean elections it could mean a formal declaration of independence it might lead to public disorder in barcelona and now you really sense a fear of the unknown on both sides of the divide in this crisis shared by politicians and the people alike we fear that we are going to need. so to me out of the danger and that maybe we will not be able to push back when we are there and that's a feeling that they think we all are in barcelona half right now. on saturday will hold an emergency cabinet meeting it's unlikely to calm the situation right now and there's a risk it could mean cause for peaceful direct action could turn into something more dangerous andrew symonds al-jazeera. french president to many more macro and says talks on the u.k. so-called divorce bill for leaving the european union aren't even halfway through the e.u. summit in brussels britain's prime minister to resume
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a call for more cooperation from e.u. leaders in the slow moving brics it talks jonah how has this report. to resume a new in advance there'd be no major breakthrough fellow e.u. leaders made clear that insufficient progress had been made to move talk beyond the current deadlocked difficulties over money and to begin talking about future trade she instead issued what sounded like an appeal for help by a politically weakened prime minister who's come as far as she can and desperately needs something in return if we are going to take a step forward together it must be on the basis of joint effort and endeavor we must work together to get to an outcome that we can stand behind that works for or people what she got in return wasn't much they were encouraging words from some e.u. leaders including the all important angle or merkel. on this is. we have made progress
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and it is perhaps the nature of the thing that we look at it step by step i have absolutely no doubt that if we are all focused and the speech in florence was a contribution that we can get a good result and there was an end of summit commitment by the other twenty seven members of the e.u. to begin preparatory talks among themselves about what sort of future trade deal they'd like to see. that means that at least some work will have been done on trade as the park takes down to breaks it so that if the green light is given of the next council meeting on december fourteenth for talks to move on well they'll be just a little bit ahead of the game it is the very smallest of concessions by the e.u. where the bar for such minor victories has been set it's creamy low but in order for talks to move on the e.u. wants britain to go much further than its offer of over twenty billion dollars to meet outstanding commitments and liabilities that something the prime minister may
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not have the political capital to deliver jonah how al-jazeera brussels or the european union. the center protest led to israel demanding compensation for payments it made towards palestinian buildings that were later demolished a.t.u. countries are asking for forty six thousand dollars if israel does not return seized equipment more than one hundred fifty palestinian owned buildings were seized or demolished in the occupied west bank between march and orcus this year many were funded by the european union. thirty police officers have been killed in a shootout with fighters in egypt the attack took place in a remote area of giza government southwest of car there's been no claim of responsibility the government minister in somalia says three hundred fifty eight people have now died in last week's bomb attacks in mogadishu attention is focused on the group al-shabaab while its fighters have not officially claimed responsibility for the bombing they are being blamed for prompting fears about the
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group's future tactics i wouldn't go as this report. some of the seriously wounded in such as bombing in mogadishu being lifted up brought forth so it went somalia hospitals of received much needed medical supplies patients turned away by one place but those in the hours and days after the talk are finally getting attention. how extended is. the. blast yet to be published u.n. report says al shabab has introduced new ways of constructing improvised bombs and increase their destructive force it says the wait till the explosives has also increased and along with military good devices the group uses for. but also fuel and gas canisters to ensure maximum damage. look at issue in two
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thousand and eleven yet they continue to considerable influence and the capital but complex the election system in which many businesses give them monthly contributions and without the. big companies and a number of our houses collecting millions of dollars for their campaign of violence. the united nations says illegal taxation schemes involve extortion and other so-called fees are not let's say it's not the strength of al shabaab but rather the weakness of the somali government that's helped the fighters succeed so money is needed to be as angry and i stress and it. seems there's a huge amount of you know you know the band and the union and the e.u. and i'm so on and that is if you want to talk about somebody who could have been free for a long time ago somalia's president say it's time to act i believe it's time for
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us to come together and. to unite against this. foreign ideology which we have which has nothing to do with islam. which has nothing to do with our country. doesn't seem so modest remain missing and many families are in mourning for them is a massive blow in the war against al shabaab mohamad otherwhile dizzy to look at this is some. former u.s. presidents barack obama and george w. bush appear to have taken aim at president donald trump in speeches lamenting the current political climate well they're neither directly referred to by name many of the comments as implicit rebukes to the current president of the united states white house correspondent can really help it reports now from washington d.c. in modern history it's unprecedented among the elite group of living former
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presidents turning on the newest member of the club is almost unheard of but that's exactly what two of donald trump's predecessors have done bigotry seems emboldened the forty third u.s. president george w. bush lashed out first we've seen nationalism distorted in the nativism. forgotten the dynamism that immigration is always brought to america barack obama also didn't mention trump by name but campaigning publicly for the first time at a rally for a gubernatorial candidate his target was clear we would go out folks who are deliberately trying to make folks saying. to demonize people who have different ideas. to get the base all riled up the white house says it's wrong to assume they're talking about donald trump so those comments were not directed towards the president and in fact when these two individuals both past presidents
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have criticized the president they've done so by name still it appears an unwritten code of silence among presidents has been broken in many ways it's personal donald trump repeatedly disparage both obama and bush welcome painting for the white house as a candidate trump labeled obama the worst president in history and in a debate blame george bush personally for the september eleventh attacks the world trade center came down during the race. for trump bush and obama reflect the political establishment he ran against and one his victory is a reflection of the values of a body of american voters those lining up to criticize include republican house speaker paul ryan using humor to poke fun at donald trump's appearance at the same dinner a year ago i know his comments according to critics went too far. some said it was unbecoming of a public figure and they said that his comments were offensive well. thank god he's
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learned his lesson. trump's continued verbal assaults have and continue to galvanize supporters making the tone and tenor of trump style politics the new norm even if it offends those who once sat in the oval office kimberly helped get al jazeera washington. so come here on the. i'm alan fischer and puerto rico it's a month since the hurricane here struck and many communities are still struggling with the aftermath and they're asking where is the government help but they were promised. paying for china's president uses his own political ideology to consolidate power. and the table of data people will tell you what happens when five times this new champion ronnie o'sullivan running to find.
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we've got the storm clouds returning to western parts of europe big massive cloud streaming in from the atlantic and this this is storm brian it will bring some very wet some very windy weather and nothing like ophelia but it is set to cause some problems as we go on through the next couple of days and there are a cloud of rain that's making its way away from the low countries that allows brian to come in with that very wet and very windy weather adding to the problems of course that we have already seen across and as i said it's not going anywhere near as bad but it's coming at a time when the country is trying to recover so that can only cause further problems there are a cladogram level stretches way down across the low countries down into france and gradually sink its way further southward and east was fresher air coming in behind
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a little bit of snow there over the output you'll see temperatures in london and paris and woman around thirteen degrees celsius so you'll notice that as things really start to freshen up a really or tom no feel coming through meanwhile we still got some sharp showers coming into central parts of the mediterranean northern areas of libya could see some wet weather a little bit of wet weather just around the coast also affecting parts of malta but elsewhere behind that it should brighten up warm sunshine coming back in behind your back with a high of twenty five. as we embrace new technologies rarely do we stop to ask what is the price of his progress what happened was he was started getting sick but there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the kind of exposure and the job and investigation reveals how even the smallest devices deadly environmental and health comes we think ok we'll send our you waste to china
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had a good amount of the top stories here on al jazeera and iraqi forces have claimed control of the whole of kut could province from kurdish peshmerga forces after capturing the last town holton propre with the help of shiite militias. suicide bombers a target to most same afghanistan killing at least sixty people the latest in a string of attacks in the past. and spain's government to secure backing from the opposition to dissolve catalonia as part of and to hold new elections and the prime minister mariano rajoy says he'll unveil specific measures on saturday. rebel groups in syria have signed a cease fire covering east and boots are on the outskirts of the capital damascus the deal is fragile and the rebels are worried it's being used as an excuse for the government to start a major push to try to recapture the strategic area. explains from what they in neighboring tacky. these are fighters from failed luck a ramen is syrian rebel group that controls. a neighborhood on the outskirts of
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damascus the area is a rebel stronghold. they engage almost daily in skirmishes with government forces the army has been trying hard for years to take back these areas to help secure the capital and you. would have thought alina the government is tightening the siege to break our resolve by did will never happen we're not scared of the airstrikes the daily shelling and the army's reinforcements we are committed to fight to the death the rebels are digging tunnels that are run from the rest of eastern. these tunnels are vital lifeline for the rebels who are short of ammunition and may not be able to defend their territory for a long. you know about that mean it is hometown it means a lot to me my family my loved ones my memories are all linked with this distance i
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will fight here to the death east i'm appalled by has been under government seeds says to thousand and thirteen u.n. aid convoys have only been allowed in a few times. civilians have nowhere to go cobbled it is rare and food prices are on the rise but i bet we suffer daily the army attacks us with missiles rockets warplanes the seizures made our lives hell for the time being the fighting has stopped in this area but no one knows whether the ceasefire that was recently we would hold some water was the focal point of the two thousand and eleven demonstrations in syria it became a rebel stronghold but six years later the army backed by russia is gaining ground using seeds as a weapon to force the rebels and civilians out of their area or they might with
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facing starvation. the tie on turkish border with syria a twenty one year old gyptian citizen has been released after four years behind bars in egypt the news of him her release was welcomed by his family and by ireland's government last month he was cleared of inciting violence and rioting over the fatter mosque demonstrations in two thousand and thirteen hundreds were arrested there after protests against a military coup that ousted president mohammed morsy. one month since her marriage hit proto rico eighty percent of the audit is still without power crews are working around the clock to try and fix hundreds of kilometers of power lines but the governor of puerto rico says it could be another two months before full power is restored due to a lack of money and workers the u.s. government has been criticized for its slow response to the crisis an official has this update from san juan. well here we're taking a snapshot here this is
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a fairly affluent area in sound one in the capital and that's really the only saying that there was a hurricane here a month ago but if you go in to the rural areas places that are poor then people that are having real difficulty you know they knew that things weren't going to get back to normal immediately but after a month they're beginning to complain and complain loudly the difficulty is they don't have water that they can drink they don't have electricity in many of these places getting medicines to some of these people is incredibly difficult and bridges that were swept away cutting off communities there's no sign of even temporary replacements there so people are getting incredibly frustrated they point to the hurricane of one thousand years ago and say look at that point we knew within a couple of weeks things were starting to get back to normal but if you go into rural areas they say we're not seeing anyone from the federal emergency management agency we're not seeing troops we're seeing the ordination or guard handing out water but we're not seeing much more than that there is no one making an effort to clear roads to protect people from the potential of mudslides because they're expecting heavy rains next month all of these things build up people's frustration
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and they say after a month the situation here should be substantially better. now that pollution is killing more people than war and natural disasters that's according to a report from the medical medical journal the lancet the study blamed pollution for one in six premature deaths worldwide in two thousand and fifteen that's around nine million people sub-saharan africa had the highest rate of deaths per capita led by somalia chad and central african republic but india had the highest death toll almost a quarter of all deaths some two and a half million were blamed on pollution china was next with nearly two million well air pollution in new delhi hit more than twenty times the healthy limit on friday after a night of fireworks celebrating hindu festival of the wadi left a thick he's in the air despite a court ordered ban on the sale of fireworks many a new deal in new delhi still set off firecrackers to celebrate the festival of
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lights residents complained of coughing and watery eyes. are common with. my eyes are burning as if someone put a chile in them and i'm having difficulty breathing because of the supremes court order to ban fireworks it looks like the pollution has come down since last year but it is still so high that humans can't live here in any other part of the world if i read quality index cross three hundred the entire city would be evacuated or the entire city would be shut down we have to look at short term medium term and long term measures. a hundred forty people have been arrested in malawi accused of hunting down people they say are vampires at least five people have been killed by alleged vigilante groups after a supernatural scare triggered mob violence the attacks happened in districts where many believe in witchcraft and outbreak of plague in madagascar has killed ninety four people and could spread further according to the world health
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organization there are cases of the plague on the island nearly every year however the authorities say this epidemic is more dangerous and arrived earlier than expected one point three million doses of antibiotics have been sent to madagascar that's enough to treat five thousand patients and protect another one hundred thousand people may have been exposed now friday is heroes day in kenya chance for people to remember those who fought for the country's independence from the british but it's being overshadowed by the contrivances surrounding next week's presidential election the second this year catherine so i reports now from nairobi . it's supposed to be a day when kenyans celebrate men and women or not the country in different ways but the day has been overshadowed by insight into whether or not the presidential reelection will take place next week it's being organized by a commission that has admitted to being divided and vulnerable to political interference positions by politicians father paul arise the country along ethnic
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lines president. says he's ready for the election and wants the opposition against disruption. trimming boundaries commission. says for some of. the. early. us. kenyans are. many people in kenya are concerned about what's going to happen next. great for their lives some of those who don't want to rock which.
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cannot guarantee. our lives. if they don't exist just give hope to the nation. i want us to meet on the ballot we only have a few days to go. nasa which is the main opposition qualification led by raila odinga sais that eve the election is held next week it will hold parul street protests but he the election doesn't happen before the end of the month or stipulated by the constitution and some law is a constitutional crisis either way there's likely to be more battles in the streets and the courts catherine al-jazeera will be kenya china's president will have his own political theory incorporated into the guidelines for the ruling communist party state media is reporting that the so-called fought will have fourteen principles it's not yet known what they are she's thoughts are expected to further
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consolidate his power pretty amount of power on a par with the founder of the communist party well as in doing china correspondent jim brown has more now from beijing. it's the beginning of a new era in chinese politics the era of xi jinping thought. the language a throwback to the period when chairman mao tse-tung ruled in the one nine hundred fifty s. sixty's and seventy's it took decades for his name to be written into the party's constitution it's taken she just five years. analysts say this communist party congress represents his coronation but when you talk about coronation is he an emperor or no i think he's reluctant amberg emperor in fact i think he embraces a lot of this stuff as part of necessity as opposed to something that is an extension of his ego so what exactly is she doing ping thought
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a detailed explanation and i think he embraces a lot of this stuff as part of necessity as opposed to something that is an extension of his ego so what exactly is she doing ping thought a detailed explanation will likely come after the congress stands on choose day some people we spoke to on friday seemed more in the dark than others. i don't really know i don't know what to say oh watch the news tonight get on with the war in a season i think president she gave us new faith with his anticorruption campaign he saved the communist party the news of she's elevation was announced by china's official should news agency on friday there's now little doubt it will be approved at the party congress before it's incorporated into the party's constitution all across beijing you see motivational banners like this one often with clunking
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dialogue this one says unite under the central government and communist party led by conrad xi jinping and continued victory of socialism with chinese characteristics you will see a lot more of this sort of thing in the coming days weeks months and years she jinping already holds. more titles than any of his predecessors including party chief and head of the military now that is set to become the party's guiding ideology his place at the very top of chinese politics seems a showing not just for the next five years but perhaps for the next twenty eight green brown al-jazeera beige. i still come here on the algerian news of women in mexico city take the wheel and a bit to stop detoxing threat getting into the face in taxis. during tours another championship for one leader lewis hamilton gears up for the us grand prix those details coming up with peta and sport.
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business update brought to you bike ways going places together. have a game in mexico city women are regularly face threats and assaults when they use taxis and those have been an increase in the number of murders of women by male drivers working for ride painting services but one new taxi app is trying to improve safety by only hiring female drivers try to home and as its report. a new poll ranks mexico city is the fourth worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses but even
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at the hands of taxi drivers the arrival of ride has has meant that many feel safer but the rape murder of student mada cussed the at the hands of her cab if i drive a dented that perception then this month another woman was killed this time by four men in a car registered with. the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend you know very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened think about how to react what do i do if this gets wes. no money and he uses a new service it's called lal drive it's for women passages only and drawn by women drivers on a car was one of the first. lady i picked up a girl that asked me can i sleep for a bit of course me so i said you can't do that with a mile drive or you think what if he says something or takes me elsewhere with
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a female driver you know you can trust her. it's only eight months old but mile drive already employs nine hundred women and has been downloaded eighty two thousand times in the current climate business is growing in the double digits the apple has some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven monitor. drivers if they feel there are risk. it's about perception as well what women feel when another woman is at the wheel them getting into a car with a man they don't know makes many women in mexico feel vulnerable after the bad experiences those we've talked to so those incidents of sexual harassment definitely diminish but not stop with right feeling and when they do it often companies don't want to take responsibility. slamming now dr cost ten to fifteen percent more the nuba and is currently available only in the capital that means that through geography and price is not accessible to the majority of mexican women
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the demand is so high that it's already planning to expand to more cities here and if that works other countries around the world john heilemann. mexico city all right let's get on the spot now has peter. nick thank you very much the los angeles dodgers are headed to their first series in twenty nine years the end of the chicago cubs the face of a major league baseball sideline thursday with a stunning performance from one player in particular as joanna gash to report. to us about the job was the way it's been one hundred eight years since the los angeles dodgers last won a world series but now they're a step closer to ending that drought. last season the dodgers run was ended by the now defending champion chicago cubs this time the dodgers got their own back man deep at the center field this.
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was ok that the open and as he's had a lot on his mind of late his father has been battling cancer and his home country of puerto rico was devastated by hurricanes last month so his performance in game five was even more remarkable when he followed that home run in the very next inning with something special that he said you want to thank god that's god said. ok that was. with the dodgers now up seven nothing that grand slam and enjoys them further towards victory. even when the cubs finally got on the scoresheet in the bottom of the fourth was the joy of their fans was shortlived contention that it was a high five to get if you can't get it was to get there stay out of one of the k k k one and as the first dodger ever with three homers in
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a postseason game with that the dodgers sealed and eleven two one win and a three two series victory and kiki to have a huge night three homers tonight just providing so much energy for us and we fed off that tonight. and it's a very good bottle over there and those guys are the world champs and they fought to the end but died fortunately we came up on the on the good side of things this year i want to congratulate them on their victory the better team won over the course of these five games they played really well. they kind of up at this and everything else so give them credit for two thousand austere the dodge's were the first to admit the comps were the better team at the campus over the last two months to our tours was on the piano the dodgers are headed to the world series for the forced me to. this time and i got the better of that champion rifle so
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was i want to go sure osca al jazeera. it's a good offense to you of the issue dominating american sport the n.f.l. decided not to punish players protesting against a racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem we know it infuriates president donald trump so al-jazeera is rob reynolds went to oakland to see what's right is supporters make of it. this is one of the great american sports traditions the tailgate party a chance to barbecue drink some beer and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow fans these oakland raiders supporters showed up early to party in the parking lot near the stadium where their team played the kansas city chiefs thursday night. it's the first pro football game since the national football league owners weighed in on the controversy will player protests that have made this sport
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a political football the league's commissioner said players would not be forced to stand and this is something that what we try to do is deal with the underlying issue and understand what it is that they are protesting and try to address that matter in response president donald trump tweeted not forcing players to stand showed quote total disrespect for our great country the president the players and now the team owners have all had their say so we came here to find out how the fans are feeling michael and lindelof and say trump has twisted the meaning of the players' protests people if we get and what the original message was it was the protest police brutality in the black community with the it's been politicized and now the flag stands for more gay military the flag stands for equal justice and liberty for all mary all over believes the protests are inappropriate
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it's their right to exercise free speech. that time i feel that. the flag and then the national anthem represents our freedom and hands of what our soldiers have bought for what most fans agreed the players had a right to express their opinions if they want to neil i don't personally agree with. say knowing the i don't but i agree that if they want to do that they have that right there's no disrespect not not on it out not it out more but what they do before the game starts is their business and i think it's just a distraction and a topic that's not needed right now with all the other chaos going on in the world others say it's a shame that political mudslinging has soiled the game they love no i just here just watch the football game leave everything else behind and just just watch a football game before the raiders juice game got underway several players did
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kneel in protest players are making political statements and the president is playing to his political base and fans who just want to have fun are caught in the middle while promotes al-jazeera oakland california. despite the elimination of several top seeds and hometown players russia will have a player in the final of the crimean cup on saturday after all her name is a very accustomed kena on friday she faced even. in the semifinals the twenty year old actually defeated the remaining quite easily six two and six three she is ranked twenty eight in the world and already has a first singles title under her belt off a victory in charleston earlier this. and earlier in the day julia good guests put paid to any hopes of an all russian final this was up against natalia victory on save but it was the german who came out on top in this one it
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took three said battle six two to six and seven five to good. sir lanka some to human aging defeat in the fourth of five one day cricket internationals against pakistan an embarrassing run out of one of the best batsmen effects of minds in their struggles in sharjah dinesh chandimal caught in a mix up with what he did to them and went on to top school with sixty two but a paltry total of one hundred. seventy three was never going to be enough. and showed malik both hitting half centuries as pakistan won by said that he never noticed despair it's the eleventh straight o.d.i. defeat for sri lanka. it was hamilton could wrap up the formula one championship at sunday's us grand prix hamilton is on target for his fourth title he's fifty nine points clear of ferrari's sebastian vettel but the mercedes driver is refusing to concede the rivalry is over. i mean obviously such a massive margin i went through such attention throughout the season up to
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september but there's much less tension now from from your point of view approaching right now and change for me when everything is exactly the same as it was going into last straight into the second of the season is exactly the same mentality mentally for me so. maybe a change from your perspective for me has been fair enough the odds are stacked against australia ahead of their final bledisloe cup or rugby test match against new zealand all blacks in brisbane on saturday captain kiran reed's world champions have already tucked away the trophy with two wins in the three match series so far and the wallabies are out of the picture having beaten new zealand just once in the past eighteen bledisloe battles. sneek a champion ronnie o'sullivan got the runaround from a fan at the english open the five time world champion was close to wrapping up his third round match against china's jang young women right on cue a spectator slipped past security of the passing the pink sullivan let the women get in on the act giving it a shot at the black she would go on to prove her that something's face lift to the
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fish sullivan says he saves the fans from the usual fate of game invade is a red be tackled. who'd have thought we'll leave it there ain't no sport coming up later nick you very much today we will see you later that is it for this is news i don't forget our web site plenty more news that everything that we've been covering right there al jazeera dot com is the address al-jazeera dot com but for me and the news out that is it i will be back in a couple minutes with another half hour of news i'll see you then.
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