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zero zero. zero. zero low i maryanne demasi this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes and when you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally what should happen you have to take the children. now will president ramps up the rhetoric in the face of growing outrage over his policy of separating immigrant families. immigration and rescue teams in spain say they are being overwhelmed as hundreds of people arrive from north africa. fierce fighting in and around for despite the saudi embassy coalition saying it's
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taken it from yemen's in the rebels. and sport will have all the latest from the world cup as host russia put themselves on the brink of reaching the knockout round with a three one victory against egypt. all the pressure keeps growing on u.s. president donald trump ministrations policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border of mexico and american business leaders are the latest to join the chorus of condemnation following criticism by former first lady laura bush and even his own wife but shows no signs of backing down and has actually responded by ramping up the rhetoric. we want to solve this problem we want to solve family separation i don't want children taken away from parents and when you
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prosecute the parents for coming in illegally which should happen you have to take the children away now we don't have to prosecute them but then we're not prosecuting them for coming in illegally that's that we want to end the border crisis by finally giving us the legal authorities and the resources to detain and remove illegal immigrant families altogether and bring them back to their country well earlier mexico's foreign minister added his voice to those condemning the policy. i would like to express in the name of the people and government of mexico our most categorical and energetic condemnation of what is a cruel and inhuman policy mexico fully recognizes the united states' sovereignty and its capacity to decide its own way of dealing with immigration the mexican
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government does not in any way promote illegal immigration however we cannot be indifferent to what clearly represents a violation of human rights and can put children including disabled children in situations of danger and vulnerability. adding to the outrage already of distressed children inside detention centers which was recorded by pro publica an investigative journalism organization. there are four. people. trying to cover the. undercover on the. africa thing that. it is going to take you to washington now are about to from secretary of state mike hong you can see the u.s.
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ambassador to the united nations that nikki haley are exciting her rights that are inherent in viable they're given by god and not by government because of that no government must take them away. for decades the united states has led global global efforts to promote human rights often through multilateral institutions while we have seen improvements in certain human rights situations for far too long we have waited for that progress comes too slowly or in some cases never comes too many commitments have gone unfulfilled president trump wants to move the ball forward from day one his called institutions or countries who say one thing and do another and that's precisely the problem of the human rights council as president trump said at the u.n. general assembly there's a massive source of embarrassment to the united nations that some governments with the greatest human rights records said on the human rights council. we have no doubt that there was once a noble vision for this council. but today we need to be honest the human rights
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council is a poor defender of human rights. worse than that the human rights council has become an exercise in shameless hypocrisy with many of the world's worst human rights abuses going ignored and some of the world's most serious offenders sitting on the council itself. the only thing worse than a council that does almost nothing to protect human rights is a council that covers for human rights abuses uses and is therefore an obstacle to progress and an impediment to change the human rights council enables abuses by absolving rogers to silence and falsely condemning those who can that can made it no offense a mere look around the world today demonstrates that the council has failed in its stated objectives its membership includes authoritarian governments with unimpaired us and important human rights records such as china cuba and venezuela there is no fair or compatible lection process and countries have colluded with one another to
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undermine the current method of selecting members in the councils continued and well documented bias against israel is unconscionable since its creation the council has adopted more resolutions condemning israel than against the rest of the world combined the united states has no opposition in principle to multilateral bodies working to protect human rights we desire to work with our allies and partners on this critical objective that will flex america's commitment to freedom but when organizations undermine our national interests and our allies we will not be complicit when they seek to infringe on our national sovereignty we will not be silent the united states which leads the world in humanitarian assistance and whose service members who sacrifice life and limb to free millions from oppression and tyranny will not take lectures from hypocritical bodies an institution as america's selflessly give their blood and treasure to help the defenseless. ambassador haley
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has spent more than a year trying to reform the human rights council she is the right leader to drive our efforts in this regard at the united nations her efforts in this regard have been tireless she has asserted american leadership on everything from massaging the assad regime's chemical weapons use to the pressure campaign against north korea and the iran backed propagations in the middle east bastardly has been fearless and a consistent voice on behalf of our ally israel and she has a come sincere passion to protect the security dignity and the freedom of human beings around the world all wall putting american interests first she has been a fierce defender of human rights around the world. i will now turn it over to ambassador healey for an announcement on how the united states will move forward with respect to the un human rights council. thank you good afternoon i want to thank secretary pompei o for his friendship and
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his partnership and his leadership as we move forward on these issues one year ago i traveled to the united nations human rights council in geneva on that occasion i outlined the u.s. priorities for advancing human rights and i declared our intent to remain a part of the human rights council if essential reforms were cheap these reforms were needed in order to make the council a serious advocate for human rights for too long the human rights council has been a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias regrettably it is now clear that our call for reform was not heeded human rights abusers continue to serve on and be elected to the council the world's most inhumane regimes continue to skate scrutiny and the council continues to politicizing and scapegoating of countries with positive human
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rights records in an attempt to distract from the users and their ranks therefore as we said we would do a year ago if we did not see any progress the united states is officially withdrawing from the un human rights council. in doing so i want to make it crystal clear that this step is not a retreat from human rights commitments on the contrary we take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights we did not make this decision lightly when this administration began seventeen months ago we were well aware of the enormous flaws in the human rights council we could have withdrawn immediately we did not do that instead we made a good faith effort to resolve the problems we met with the masters of over a dozen countries in geneva last september and president trump speech before the un
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general assembly he called for member states to support human rights council reform during high level week last year we led a session on human rights council reform co-hosted by the british and dutch foreign ministers and more than forty other countries our efforts continued all through this year and new york where my team met with more than one hundred and twenty five member states and circulated draft text almost every country we met with agrees with us in principle and behind closed doors that the human rights council needs major dramatic systemic changes yet no other country has had the courage to join our fight meanwhile the situation on the council has gotten worse not better one of our central goals was to prevent the world's worst human rights abusers from gaining human rights council membership what happened in the past
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year the democratic republic of congo was elected as a member. the d r c is widely known to have one of the worst human rights records in the world even as it was being a left to demand worship in the human rights council mass graves continued to be discovered in the congo another of our goals was to stop the council from protecting the world's worst human rights abusers what happened the council would not even have a meeting on the human rights conditions in venezuela why because venezuela is a member of the human rights council as is cuba as is china similarly the council failed to respond in december and january when the iranian regime killed and arrested hundreds of citizens simply for spreading their views. when a so called human rights council cannot bring itself to address the massive abuses
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in venezuela and iran and it welcomes the democratic republic of congo as a new member the council ceases to be worthy of its name such a council in fact damages the cause of human rights and then of course there is the matter of the chronic bias against israel last year the united states made it clear that we would not accept the continued existence of agenda item seven which singles out israel in a way that no other country is singled out earlier does earlier this year as it has in previous years the human rights council passed five resolutions against israel more than the number of past against north korea iran and syria combined. this disproportionate focus and an ending hostility towards israel is clear proof
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that the council is motivated by political bias not by human rights for all these reasons the united states spent the past year engaged in a sincere effort to reform the human rights council it is worth examining why our efforts didn't succeed at its core there are two reasons first there are many unfree countries that simply do not want the council to be effective a credible human rights council poses a real threat to them so they oppose the steps that would create it look at the council membership and you see an appalling disrespect for the most basic human rights these countries strongly resist any effort to expose their abusive practices in fact that's why many of them run for a seat on the human rights council in the first place to protect themselves from scrutiny when we made it clear we would strongly pursue council reform these
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countries came out of the woodwork to oppose it russia china cuba and egypt all attempted to undermine our reform efforts this past year. the second reason our reforms didn't succeed is in some ways even more frustrating there are several countries on the human rights council who do share our values many of them strongly urged us to remain engaged in the council they are embarrassed by the obsessive mistreatment of if they share our alarm with the hypocrisy of countries like cuba venezuela democratic republic of congo and others serving on the council alternately however many of these like minded countries were on willing to seriously challenge the status quo we gave them an opportunity after opportunity and many months of consultations and yet they would not take
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a stand unless it was behind closed doors some even admittedly were fine with the blatant flaws of the council as long as they could pursue their own narrow agenda within the current structure we didn't agree with such a moral compromise when the previous un human rights commission was disbanded in two thousand and six and we don't agree with it now many of these countries argue that the united states should stay on the human rights council because american protist the patient is the last shred of credibility that the council has but that is precisely why we must leave. if the human rights council is going to attack countries that uphold human rights and shield countries that abuse human rights that americans should not provide it with any credibility instead we will continue to lead on human rights outside the misnamed human rights council. last year during
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the united states presidency of the security council we initiated the first ever security council session dedicated to the connection between human rights and peace and security despite protests and prohibitions we did organize and ivette on venezuela outside the human rights council chambers in geneva and this past january we did have a security council session on a rainy and human rights in new york i have traveled to the u. two un refugee and internally displaced persons camps in ethiopia congo turkey and jordan and met with the victims of atrocities in those troubled regions we have used america's voice and vote to defend human rights at the un every day and we will continue to do so even as we end our membership in the human rights council we will keep trying to strengthen the entire framework of the un engagement on human
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rights issues and we will continue to strongly advocate for reform of the human rights council should it become reformed we would be happy to rejoin it. america has a proud legacy as a champion of human rights a proud legacy as the world's largest provider of humanitarian aid and a proud legacy of liberating oppressed people and defeating tyranny throughout the world while we do not seek to impose the american system on anyone else we do support the rights of all people to have freedom spaced out on them by their creator that is why we are withdrawing from the un human rights council an organization that is not worthy of its name thank you. right so we've been listening to the u.s. secretary of state might prompt the u.s.
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ambassador to the united nations nikki haley announcing that the united states will take a step that never has been taken before by withdrawing from the united nations human rights council said that the body had essentially failed in its objectives we're hearing from nikki haley they're citing a failure on the part of the council to condemn abuses in countries like venezuela or iran she singled those two countries out specifically while also saying that there was this chronic bias and hostility towards israel so let's now speech was in jordan she joins us live now from the state department in washington and nikki haley had first mention the prospect of the u.s. taking this step i think a year ago she has now made good on that pledge nonetheless how how unprecedented is this. well in the context of the trumpet ministration it's not
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unprecedented because this is perhaps the third notable withdrawal from an international law effort to try to promote peace and stability first the parasol climate accord then the u.s. deciding just a couple of months ago to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal and now this decision to well once again no longer be a member of the u.n. human rights council of course this is something which nikki haley had talked about almost from the moment that she became the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. in early two thousand and seventeen she was quite adamant at the time that the council held a very deep anti israeli bias and that the u.s. was going to try to root it out otherwise the would leave the council of course the other problems that she talked about with countries such as venezuela or saudi arabia being on the council when they both have quite notably poor records on human
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rights she said was something that the u.s. simply could not be a party to and that rather being on the outside being an agitator might be the better role at least right now for the u.s. to carry out it's worth pointing out that when the human rights council was first stood up back in two thousand and six the ambassador to the u.n. at the time was john bolton he persuaded the u.s. president george bush not to join the council for the reasons that nikki haley just spelled out while it's worth pointing out that he is now the national security advisor and certainly a much of his views about the u.n. have not changed in those twelve years. rosen this comes at a very interesting time the united states and when we did condemnation for its policy of separate. saying migrant children from their parents and that's something
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that we've heard not least from the u.n. high commissioner for human rights that this hasn't come as any great shock in the context of the trumpet ministration. no it has not come really as a shock but i think really the primary reason why the u.s. is pulling out of the council now is because of its efforts to try to reduce or eliminate the unfair criticism in the us his view of israel's treatment of palestinians recall just in the past week the un general assembly passed a resolution condemning israel's use of excessive force in gaza in recent weeks and this was something which the u.s. had been lobbying other members of the general assembly quite vigorously to oppose however the u.s. did lose in that effort because it's the general assembly the u.s. wasn't able to veto this resolution the way it could it had this matter actually
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come before the security council so this really is in the larger scheme of things a way of standing by its ally israel but also using the opportunity to try to exert its own vision of human rights even though it is important to point out mario that a number of international human rights groups are roundly criticizing the trumpet ministration for leaving the council because they're arguing that the u.s. would not be harming its reputation by staying on the council in fact it might actually do more to improve human rights around the world and perhaps get a talking to as it were about it the situation on the border between the u.s. and mexico of course the trumpet ministration is rejecting those arguments as well all right well thank you very much for the latest from washington and in jordan well let's get more now on top story now the ongoing outrage over presidential
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policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border with mexico and we have correspondents standing by in washington and also in brownsville texas . the u.s. president donald trump is on capitol hill any time now to discuss his immigration policy. with republican lawmakers alan fischer is there for us so we are what is trump is heading there to capitol hill to discuss this immigration bill allen what is he trying to achieve. there or to immigration bills in the works on the republican side one is a pretty conservative measure another one has got slightly more widespread support that delivers on what donald trump wants to do which is fund the border wall even though you remember he said that makes school was going to do it it will limit illegal immigration perhaps towards a merit based system and would know we're being told there's the possibility that the separations on the border separately in the senate where i am no they're looking at an advantage not all bill which will address the question of separation
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and seeing that that could be passed very quickly perhaps by the end of the week there are two problems with that first of all donald trump wants an all encompassing immigration bill he said for the two that are being discussed on the house side when he gets the details of those he's going to go away and perhaps come up with some ideas of his own so that believes the process there's also the possibility that the house goes ahead with a bill that doesn't have the white house input gets through the senate and then goes to the white house for signing donald trump might not sign that now as for this narrow bill which addresses the separations all on its all in the senate are saying look we can pass this we probably might be able to squeeze through the house as well we need support of democrats and republicans one thing donald trump might not sign it because it doesn't address the bigger issue second thing the democrats are saying we don't need legislation to do this all we need is the president to pick up the phone and see stop this policy because it's not amending a law that law doesn't exist this is something that his attorney general his
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justice department is the side to do and it's his fix to me so the democrats are already stepping away from any idea of addressing this issue legislatively they're trying to force the president to do. and address the situation over the next twenty four forty eight hours because as we've seen the grueling try about this and people are really not happy the president keeps saying it's the democrats' fault the democrats are putting it back to me see you fix it you know all right well thank you very much allan fisher with all the latest on capitol hill so let's go from those immigration proposals in washington to getting a sense of what is happening on the ground with gabriel he was in brownsville texas on the border with mexico and of course that the tribal ministration has denied any mistreatment of the children that are being taken into custody what do we know about their situation there. well we know that
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welcome to brownsville texas which is very much ground zero for president donald trump's zero tolerance policy on migrants that are crossing into the united states it's in this very town where there are shelters if you want to call them that they are detaining hundreds of young children that have been separated from their parents and to get a better sense of distorts very confusing and in many ways i want to bring in an expert here that we can talk to that give us a better perspective on it it's michael seaford you're from the american civil liberties union here in brownsville thanks for joining us number one i first want to ask you we're on the u.s. border right now we see the border fence right behind us that's mexico right behind us i want to first just ask you quickly the u.s. just pulled out of the human rights council at the united nations is it somewhat ironic that we're here discussing the us separating migrants from their children. parents from their children on the very day that that is going on at the u.n.
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i would say tragic as opposed to ironic one of the basic human rights that would be fine hard to find a community unite in the in the world that would say it's not a basic right to keep your family together and to protect your family from your standpoint do you think human rights or rights abuses are happening with the children that are being separated from their parents here in the u.s. i would say absolutely that's that's yes uncontested and it starts actually right on that bridge right there tell me about that that bridge is a bridge from mexico to the u.s. this is complicated i want to you to unpack it for me here when the the administration says migrants can cross the border illegally and apply for asylum is that happening what is the problem they say they can apply for asylum and there their children will not be separated from them if they come in the right way but border patrol customs agents or see it right at the peak of the bridge they stop you there you're not allowed to set foot on american soil. and so you can't come in the right way so the alternative is crossed the river illegally ok so the border
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patrol is stopping migrants to our customs customs that are that are trying to apply for asylum illegally and what you're saying is that the the customs is blocking them and saying no go back to mexico we don't have for an effort we went there yesterday what they're saying is we're not answering we can't help you there's no room there's no room come back in seven hours saw a woman yesterday with a seven year old four year old sorry for seven hours on the bridge and they simply said we have space we have time ok that leads us to the next stage of this story so then what are the people doing how are they trying to get into the united states so then then the option is stay in mexico it's horribly dangerous right now with the narcotics violence they come across the river a dangerous dangerous journey they surrender to border patrol and then the separation of children begins how exactly does that happen so they cross the u.s. quote unquote illegally at a different spot not here but perhaps down on this side of the border perhaps they're approached by border patrol they turn themselves in what happens is they're taken to a processing center where they're fingerprinted and then into
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a bigger place a bigger processing center where there they begin the separation there and then we've only heard from ins outside sources for all we can see what we can tell but basically people been in and out of that saying that they'll come and say we need to take your children to be them yeah and the children will come back very quickly last question is how big of a crisis is this right now in america what their what we're facing with these children being separated from their parents this is the moral question i mean this is what we are and and to be reduced to the point of taking children from parents that there are no words for that except for shame. michael thank you very much appreciate your perspective on there you heard it there michael seaford from the american civil liberties union saying in his words this is simply shame that's what we're seeing here down at the border of course there are some people in this town that do support this zero tolerance policy lot of people that don't support it everyone does agree that this is
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a crisis year and this is certainly the front lines of that crisis right here on the border in brownsville texas just on the other side of mexico thank you very much gabriel is on the with all the latest well joining me now is jess moralists rocket the political director of the national domestic workers alliance she joins me live from the united nations in new york thank you very much for speaking to us . so this is clearly not the first moral ethical legal control the sea that has faced president trump since he came to office but just describe for us the impact of these forced family separations. i mean it's absolutely so cruel and inhumane we're hearing reports from children who have been separated from their family for months the american academy of pediatrics actually just came out with the statement that they believe the children will suffer trauma that will last for the rest of their lives and i was
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just at the border on sunday to do a vigil on father's day for a father name mark on donja munoz who committed suicide because of the pain of his family being separated and the tension so i mean surely it's the highest stakes you can possibly imagine in this humanitarian crisis the trump administration has continued to defend their policy and sought to shift the blame by saying that this can be resolved through congressional action what is your response to that. that's absolutely a lie the trump administration is continuing to lie to the american people they started this zero tolerance policy that resulted in this family separation crisis and trump and sessions could end this at any time yesterday president trump gave a press conference and said he didn't agree with this he could have stopped the policy right at that press conference and the only thing that stopping them is the fact that this is a they have been orchestrating this assault on immigrants in america and they won't
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stop until there aren't any immigrants left and the other thing the ministration has been. pushing quite strongly is the idea that illegal immigration at the country's southern border is increasing exponentially any truth and that. well first of all no human being is illegal but also immigration levels are at the lowest that they've been at the california texas border in years and not only that it's important for everyone to remember that it is absolutely illegal for people to come and seek asylum and in fact the trumpet ministration is denying people their legal right to seek asylum the u.n. even issued a statement about it because it is a human rights violation so everything the trump administration has been saying is a complete lie well thank you very much for your perspective on this jesse more on this rocketed joining us there from the national domestic workers the
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lines well now police immigration and rescue teams in southern spain say they are being overwhelmed by hundreds of people arriving from north africa landing on spanish beaches after sailing across the mediterranean sea in flimsy boats from the spanish border of marea call panel reports back out to sea and on hoyer. for refugee boats in distress lawyers in peril. up in the control tower of spain's marine rescue service. experienced hands say they've never seen anything like it miguel say air is the operations chief here in the port of l. maria got what they need or we've never had such an avalanche like this with such high numbers of rescues in such a short space of time. he shows is video recorded over just the last four days in
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that time more than fifteen hundred migrants have been plucked to safety of spain's southern shore this is the so-called western mediterranean route and the number of people risking the crossing is doubled since last year. most boats known as protests carry up to fifty passengers and they have small engines and fewer built to withstand the hundred sixty kilometer crossing between north africa are now maria. mean in the morning they're in imminent risk from the minute they leave they don't even have enough gasoline for the crossing. and that. for those who make it ashore there is chance of a better life. up the coast in valencia refugees and migrants arrived in the last few months in spanish at a red cross facility. the sixteen year old the brain says he made the voyage to spain in a potato with twenty others from his home in morocco you know what i want to get my
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papers work and live in spain i want another life. he and his classmates are learning a song for their graduation ceremony in a few days it's called the color of hope. but back in al maria operations commander. knows from bitter experience they can't save them all they pulled four survivors from a ship wreck at the weekend forty five others a lost at sea. but. this isn't about a legal social or religious status just people in peril it seems we're all human beings these are not trunks floating around for those brave or desperate enough euro for whites that just over the horizon in between the risk of dying in their attempt to get their culp a whole al-jazeera spain fierce fighting is raging in and around the airport in the
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yemeni city of data as fight is backed by the saudi and amorality coalition try to take it from the the airport is a key resupply base for the rebels capturing it would be a major step towards taking the whole of the strategic port city which they have held for three years now going to doas in djibouti on the other side of the red sea where much of the a bound for yemen is written. for you the problem for. the u.s. . has been fighting for control of the airport for a week. holding them back to the condition that. the response has been one of defiance prompting fears the bottle will spread into the town until a humanitarian catastrophe the problem of always is highly densely populated areas trying to clear these areas actors who are embedded in the civilian population who
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are dug in and have nothing to lose and then you have a conventional military trying to clear these areas and there's always going to be difficult. us pictures open tonally displaced people in the data continue to emerge the united arab emirates red crescent says it's sending an aid convoy north from aden it's a gesture only criticized outside yemen thing to national rescue committee says the relief plan announced by so that it be on the united arab emirates to protect civilians living in the data as they are tucked the port city is a publicity stunt meant to draw attention away from the and do suffering the offensive is called. the united nations special envoy for yemen martin griffiths has just left after three days of meetings with the whole of the rebels who control large parts of the country he failed to secure any peace deal the u.n. envoy to yemen. in the same request. but if you're.
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a u.n. envoy to yemen would. like for a cease fire or a truce in the data a planned over the border to. the united nations says more than five thousand two hundred families have fled in the past three weeks here in djibouti aid just watching the unfolding situation and they are with increasing alarm they've not been able to deliver aid to say that since the offensive began civilians to have been caught in the crossfire earlier on tuesday a whole the health official claimed that six people had been killed after the boss there were traveling in was bombed by the coalition forces yet despite all the fighting the port of a lifeline for millions of yemenis remains open the question is for how long we are planning to be doing to should be. tomorrow. we heard her from of this
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group brace for the. destruction to. but the main portal and through for intimacy this growing concern of millions of human is will self asa lived more than three years a war hunger and disease. starvation muhammad at all jazeera djibouti one of two oil terminals set on fire during clashes in the libyan port of ras lanuf has collapsed it's feared the damage could impact the country struggling economy which relies on oil production for revenue wallowed khalifa haftar has sent reinforcements to help his troops battling a rival armed group for control of the tanks fighters with abraham jet drawn seize the two oil plants from her on thursday will stock markets around the world have taken a hit as fears escalate over a growing trade war between the u.s. and china in new york the dow closed down more than one percent following earlier foals in europe and asia on monday night the u.s.
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president threatened beijing with tariffs on an additional two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese goods donald trump says it's retaliation for china slapping tarps on fifty billion dollars of imports from the u.s. beijing responded saying it would strike back hard north korean leader kim jong un is in china just a week after his historic meeting with u.s. president donald trump can met with chinese president xi jinping in beijing jaring his first trip since march according to chinese state t.v. kim briefs president xi on his meeting with donald trump and the agree to push for peace on the korean peninsula china is north korea's largest and closest ally. a court in kenya has struck down an attempt by local doctors to block the government from recruiting one hundred medical professionals from cuba kenyan doctors say the cuban medics are being paid more than them the government however says the new recruits are needed to keep state hospitals running catherine so he
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reports from the capital nairobi. these are kenya's new government doctors cuban medical specialists will be deployed to some of the country's most and as stuffed and ill equipped public hospitals. local doctors are angry one to get action saying the process was flawed and adding there are almost two hundred specialists in kenya who are unemployed and even those in work and not being paid as much as the cubans kind as you're speaking they have their name is country the question the argue is it is about numbers that is why we may not agree that hundred doctors cannot help the whole process that is true but what we are seeing in the process of hiring these doctors at higher skill or salary it is because if two doctors. the decision to hire foreign doctors stems from the government's frustration over frequent doctors strikes including one last year that lasted four hundred days and cost major disruption to services in public hospitals. george
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muti so struggles to get the specialized care he needs he often has to travel from his rural home to this hospital on the outskirts of the capital he told us it has taken him four days to see a specialist the situation is worse in with he says hometown some rural hospitals have not had a specialist in years the doctor patient ration the country is one to seven and a half thousand that's seven times more than the w. heechul recommendation of one to a thousand. or more are not a member. but. one. system you know in that. the court has dismissed the case by the doctor to block the hiring of the passion is from the doctor things that he's going to feel some kenyans are happy with the new arrival they say that patients. who can
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only afford public health care need all the help they can get but they also know that this stuff does need adequate medical supplies and probably meant to be able to do their jobs well cathy zoi all dizzy now ruby. the central african republic says apart as a possible the tennis star or a spec it claims gives him diplomatic immunity is a fake but he says he was appointed as a sports attash a for the cia are in april so he has immunity against bankruptcy proceedings in london the country's foreign minister told the reuters news agency that the possible serial number shows it was one of a batch that was stolen four years ago he says he's launching an inquiry into who issued the document. indonesian rescue workers are searching for survivors after a ferry sank with as many as eighty people on board the wooden boat went down on lake toba a popular tourist destination in northern sumatra on monday eighteen people have
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been rescued so far but it's thought the ferry was carrying more than the maximum number of people allowed when it sank stet boston has more from jakarta. so and after departing samo sea island the tsunami wooden passenger boat started to sway badly not long after that it capsized completely throwing all its passengers into the lake to say the accident happened mit's bad weather. island lies in lake talk about which is the largest chemical leak in the world and also one of the deepest it's one of indonesia's main tourist attractions most of the passengers were returning from the eve holidays. this dramatic footage seems to have been captured by one of the passengers combi verify it's not clear how many passengers were on the boat exactly because it's a common practice in indonesia for these kinds of boats to not have any passengers
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manifest nor any official ticket sales it also seems there were no life else available rescue workers are now searching the lake to look for more so five. government leaders in delhi could be about to impose direct rule on indian administered kashmir the ruling hindu nationalist party to be j.p. is a federal control after pulling out of the coalition government it says the three year alliance with the people's democratic party has become untenable because of increasing violence there and reports. indian security forces fought hundreds of muslim protesters at the weekend one demonstrator was killed and at least twelve more injured in just the latest episode in years of anti india anger it's the deteriorating security situation in kashmir which is being blamed for the collapse of this coalition government the hindu nationalist b j p has withdrawn its support for the p.d.p. coalition partner and surging government leaders in new delhi to impose direct rule
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to be thought a card a card to those in charge of the state were not completely successful in dealing with the situation we don't question their result but in reality the state government was unable to fulfill its obligations in terms of improving the situation in kashmir valley and ministers faced a lot of difficulties from the p.d.p. the b j p p.d.p. coalition was often seen as an unlikely alliance in india's only muslim majority state p j p's perceived hardline stance against kashmiri rebels is opposed by the p.d.p. which advocates a more conciliatory approach to address underlying grievances from i am a fair man that we've always said that in jammu and kashmir i'm not asking a policy that will not work we can treat each other and kashmir as enemy territory . and then direct rule is not a welcome prospect for many kashmiris if it is imposed by delhi that would give the b j p a free hand to crack down before the general election which must be called within a year people are suffering here that's why people are not concerned they are least
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bothered about this whether egypt be aligned with the p.d.p. . other any other political party they just wanted to get result of the one we did we had started the game of paint the muslim or were beach pressure meeting nobody accepted nor they will accept in the future both india and pakistan claim kashmir is there and a for two wars since indian independence from britain in one nine hundred forty seven the indian army's organized military exercises in the disputed region this week. the un has accused india of using excessive force against kashmiris which india denies and pakistan denies indian accusations of arming kashmiri separatists with a government collapse the warning signs are clear paul brennan al-jazeera on australian court has fined apple six and a half million dollars accusing the tech giant of disabling i phones and i pads repaired by third party companies apple says it compensated customers when it was
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first alerted to the problem but has not commented on the latest court ruling andrew thomas has the details from says sydney. this was an issue that affected five thousand people in australia in twenty fifteen or twenty sixty they have. pirates they downloaded the lights of software only to find that that immediately generated an era fifty three message which stopped their device from. one of those people took their products into an apple shop like this one they were told that they'd go on the air at fifty three minutes because it revealed that they had taken that device at some point so an unauthorized repair of an apple said that as a result of that they had no obligation to repair it all replace it will strike. a said you know just because somebody. on the list there was a parrot does not invalidate a little strike it's been seen over text messages like about apple as a result of place only broken phones and nine million australian dollars and that's
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about six million u.s. dollars while this was an issue that affected people all over the world civil strife is unlikely to be the last place by such a fine. still to come on the program a russian politician proposes a bill to find anyone who criticizes the national football team but beneath it. and former tennis world number one andy murray makes his long awaited return to take a. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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one of the biggest problems facing our oceans and the loss of seagrass meadows what's a rule for roughly fifteen percent of the ocean's total carbon storage perhaps or they hope to wife as much carbon dioxide as rain forests and they're also crushing marine habitats for many endangered oceans these things. but here on elkhorn slew in central california the tide could be turning for sea grass thanks to some unexpected allies. how are you doing there. this nine hundred hectare as is where rivers throughout this region meet the pacific ocean this is the agricultural powerhouse of the united states and fertilizer and pesticide runoff threaten the balance of this delicate ecosystem so having farmers so close to the ocean on what what impact does that have on the
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water quality well i mean were you coastal environments close to urban centers coastal environments close hold. like. it grows with the rocks. start composing over half of the world sea grass meadows are in decline but here in al corn slew they're making a surprising comeback. oh wow. at one time there were thousands of sea otters in california but in the eighteen hundreds they were hunted to near extinction for their soft fur pelts. there are now more than one hundred in this as consuming a staggering one hundred thousand crabs per year. this federation's
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appetite has helped restore the balance of this ecosystem by triggering a chain reaction known as a trophic cascade. sea otters the crabs lower crop numbers allows smaller invertebrates like sea slugs to thrive and these creatures are crucial for the health of sea grass by eating buildup on the leaves they allow sunlight to reach the plants. because sea otters are so crucial to the ecosystem scientists are carefully monitoring their slow and steady come back. they capture them and tag them with radio devices. so the farmer here work really well. because probably very close. what's the purpose of tracking we go out seven days a week is to go out and find individuals see where they are what they're doing. and
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the other part of it is this just so we can understand the distribution of otters in this area what are they eating and how are they doing health wise there is one right there that's three four nine six so that beeping is an arm that peeping is from the radio transmitter that's surgically implanted with her help system ok. why don't you take a look yes you're right in there. along the west coast of north america researchers have noticed that the return of top level predators is having an impact on restoring all kinds of underwater life and the entire ocean system. what the sea otters do it's kind of turns the tables against. groupings of facts of single living crabs essentially the same grass an advantage again. so if we introduce top predators
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like sea otters ecosystems around the world will have a knock on the potentially in the prediction is yes so if you re store food webs which means a lot of times bringing back a top predator to a system that was wiped out we have a great potential for restoring the health of that system. al-jazeera. where every year.
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