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waterboarding as well as forcing detainees to strip naked this is how they torture us in different prisons they use different methods amnesty international says evidence from more than seventy families government workers and prisoners all show crew on unlawful practices in prisons run by amorality and yemeni forces some of these detention facilities are not actually official. what we and others. in our investigations is that there is a network of secret detention. the most egregious violations are actually. a coalition of countries led by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates has been fighting heathy rebels for more than three years to back the government of president or hearty the who has created a humanitarian crisis and pushed millions of yemenis to the brink of starvation secret unknown you even detention centers in five governorates in southern yemen are detailed by the report says they say there are credible allegations of deaths
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in custody of missing detainees of torture and what's described as egregious detention related violations which cannot be justified under any circumstances other rights groups have made similar allegations and all of the warring sides are accused of human rights abuses. saudi arabia has just announced pardons for troops disciplined for their conduct in yemen saudi state media didn't specify their crimes amnesty is calling for suspected criminals to be put on trial and for the united states to suspend cooperation with the u.a.e. including ending weapons sales and marriage choudhry out to syria syrian government forces and their russian allies of raise the national flag of the old city which is known as the cradle of the rebellion it's a hugely symbolic moment in the more than seven year war major protests against president bashar al assad first erupted into. twelve paving the way to the
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consulate. from neighboring lebanon. the syrian flag hoisted in the old city of a very symbolic move the old city was under the control of the rebels since two thousand and twelve the provincial capital has been divided for years the rebel factions in that city surrendering overnight to agreeing to hand over their weapons to the syrian government and the russian military clearly this is a strategic win for the syrian government this is also a symbolic win like we mentioned city really is where it all began where the protest movement against the rule of president bashar assad began in march two thousand and twelve when people took to the streets demanding for freedom and demanding for reforms only to be met by. security forces who who opened fire on those protesters and a lot has happened since then now there is a full blown war and the syrian government is now in control of sixty percent of
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the country but there is little reconciliation and peace in syria so that our city the latest rebel enclave to surrender into the provinces approximately more than eighty percent of the province is now under the control of the syrian government is definitely a strategic when the government claiming control of its border with jordan and in control of the main border crossing which will allow it to resume international trade but there is a pocket of territory in that are controlled by i still and the government has started to target this area but a full blown offensive to recapture this i still pockets in what is known as the yarmouk basin that has still not begun. israel says it's targeted three syrian army positions offer a drone into its territory israeli missiles were launched into connect report and. it's syrian state media says. as the missiles were intercepted by air defense
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systems in the town of haditha and caused little damage. and israel's foreign ministry has summoned about seven after senators in dublin voted to ban imports from illegal settlements israel said as a dangerous development the palestine liberation organization welcomed the ban on is lower house of parliament still has to approve the plan which would be unprecedented in the european union. to offer short break you're not just iraq when we come back. we made them relaxed and calm and slowly moved them out scuba dive heroes tell their stories of how they miraculously managed to save the thai football team. and love letters from prison what nelson mandela really thought of his long struggle against apartheid more in the stay with us.
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and we got a good deal of clouds that's working its way across the northern parts of asia at the moment on the satellite picture you can see it all drifting its way towards the east and it is giving us a fair amount of rain as it does say i think as we head through the day on friday the wettest of the weather is likely to be over the northern parts of japan so fairly heavy rain here for the south fortunately staying mostly dry hot by osaka right up of thirty four degrees as we head through into saturday we're going to see more cloud and rain begin to build in the western parts of our map that stretching through parts of china and as it does so it's giving us some heavy rain including in beijing here it doesn't like it's going to be a pretty wet day now for the south but this is of circulation here that's the remnants of all storm maria is gradually tracking its way towards the west it is still giving us some fairly hefty downpours as it does say so for some of us here it does look pretty wet and it's also dragging in the winds from the south as well so here we're likely to see some shop showers during the day on friday a more for the facade. today as well
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a bit further towards the south of the philippines is certainly being wet over the last twenty four hours we'll say more rain still to come as we head through friday manila is expecting some of that incredibly heavy rain and that system stretches further west as well so for some of us in viet nam and thailand is also wet on friday. in two thousand and fourteen israel inflicted a devastating attack on gaza. filmmaker mohammad jabaliya captures the destruction of his home city through the struggle of those he saved lives for a living. witness ambulance on al-jazeera.
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welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here this hour u.s. president donald trump says he's still committed to nato despite fierce criticism of allies over their defense spending commitments he spoke to reporters off of emergency session to discuss his opposable that members spending be doubled to four percent of g.d.p. at the moment they say they'll raise their spending to half of that. and evidence of prisoners being tortured killed and disappeared from secret jails in southern yemen has been published by amnesty international the u.n. has denied previous allegations of war crimes. now some of the rounds biggest oil customers appear to be succumbing to u.s. pressure to curb iranian imports after withdrawing from a twenty fifty nuclear deal president trump has been urging iran's oil importers to
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find alternative supply is iran says it won't bow to u.s. pressure and is threatening to stop tankers given the gulf. iran exported little more than a million barrels of oil a day before the nuclear deal and its top four customers were in asia nucleus sanctions were lifted of randian exports have now more than doubled the. these four asian nations still consume a big share that goes some way to explaining the significance of reports that india japan and even south korea are heeding the u.s. demand to stop importing iranian oil and why iran is now threatening to block the strait of hormuz the vital seaway for the world's number one or oil exporter saudi arabia as well as around other oil producing rivals in the gulf. donald trump with the truth from the iran nuclear deal two months ago we will not allow our regime the chance death to america to gain access to the most deadly weapons on
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earth he warned countries to halt iranian oil imports by november when new sanctions start and threatened u.s. financial restrictions that could make accessing crude oil even more difficult u.s. allies in asia and heaven to consider their close ties with the us against the need for a reliable flow of oil financial experts reuters and bloomberg was civis is quote shipping and industry sources who say asian countries are being swayed by trump's thrifts the sources report india's oil imports from iran slowed by almost sixteen percent in june some oil refineries in india and in japan have began scouting alternative supply is and september oil cargos from iran to japan could be the last . south korea has already made cuts of thirty percent but iran's a number one customer china is locked in in trade war with the us china says it
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won't comply with u.s. sanctions on iran but others will be looking for a new supply is an opiate resolution last month championed by u.s. allies saudi arabia allows oil producing nations to boost production ensuring countries in the middle east at least are ready to make up the iranian oil shortfall. which brings us back to iran and its threats to block the strait of hormuz it could account for an apparent softening of the u.s. stance on iran this week speaking from the united arab emirates secretary of state mike pompei a signal to the possibility of sanctions exemptions saying the u.s. is open to requests for the tough u.s. midges due to start in november to be waived the pressure is mounting on haiti's prime minister to resign despite shot decision to reverse his plan to raise fuel
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prices are reports a vote of no confidence the shuttle this weekend following days of often violent demonstrations. protesters again on the streets unlike the demonstrations over the weekend these remained peaceful the police closely watched the crowd and shut it down before the demonstration could grow in size the protesters say they will be back to underline their demand for the resignation of haiti's prime minister jackie . the prime minister's trying to hold on to power his government in crisis after his call for sharp fuel increases nearly a week ago set off the protests he spoke briefly after meeting with the head of the parliament he gave no indication of any plan to step down. this morning i met with the head of the national assembly joseph lambert and we talked about our common interests and how we can move forward from the current crisis. has
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only been prime minister for seventeen months he had never held public office before there is now a growing consensus here both with the business community and also with the poor that his government is weak and his days in power are numbered. a vote of confidence has been scheduled in the parliament percenter day there is intense pressure on the prime minister to step down before then. a change of government. won't fix anything the problem is the system it's rotten and can't bring change on its own we need to change the whole political system otherwise there's no hope for haiti well my boy i hope the parliament votes the prime minister out of office we need a government that's more representative and a prime minister who can bring people together. more protests are expected in the days to come some haitians worry for the prime minister wreak uses to go it could provoke the opposition and raise the risk of even more violence for now most here
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believe it's not a matter of if but when keep rosendo. port au prince so divers who helped bring twelve boys and a football coach to safety from a flooded thai cave have called their rescue a miracle the teams on the observation hospital now weather expected to stay for a week trial in durban as more from china arrives the boys and the coach are expected to stay in hospital for the next few days this is while three of the boys are being treated for a lung infection while the rest are going through laboratory exams and shortly after that they will be said home where they will still be under observation for about thirty days now during a recent press conference the thai government expressed gratitude and and basically extended its thanks not just to its own forces but also to countries that extended assistance and sent their expertise over here this was a very complicated mission but it turned out quite successfully and even if it's something that happened a few days ago thailand is still in
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a celebratory mood while experts say this is how humanitarian agreements are for and this is going to be seen as a test case in future frameworks in future emergency assistance now will be conducted not just in south east asia but all across the world. now it's the centenary of the birth of nelson mandela and letters written to his family during the many years he spent as a political prisoner have been published the new books a glimpse into the south african icons faith and the struggle against apartheid journal reports i have twenty seven years in prison nelson mandela's communications with the outside world consisted mainly of letters written from his prison cell words were his principal means of keeping alive friendships and family ties religious faith and political conviction our cause is just it is a fight for human dignity and for an honorable life often heavily censored or never delivered at all most of the letters appear in
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a new volume of mandela's prison writings launched in johannesburg this week many published for the first time offer a new insights into one of the world's most famous figures during some of his darkest times it's one of those milestone books that will open a chapter of our rules need not just our vision that freedom didn't just come to feed just tough that madiba to feel the pain med of his message is one we can all learn from that we all need to do something good in the world in which we live we if we are to make sure that this kind of life that he had to live through will never happen again some of mandela's captors became confidants others proxies for the wider struggle against south africa's apartheid government should like us to fight over principles and ideas and without personal hatred so at the end of the battle whatever the results might be i can proudly shake hands with you
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i a recurring theme is the pain of family separation the father of five who missed the funeral of his eldest son and wasn't allowed visits from his toddler daughters until they turned sixteen i do not worry about me now. i am happy well and full of strength and hope the only thing i long for is you in meticulous handwriting after their mother winnie was arrested yet again mandela offers the support of an absent parent my darlings once again our beloved mommy has been arrested and now she and daddy are away in jail she gave up pleasure and comfort in return for a life full of hardship and misery because of the deep love she has for her people and her country the letter concludes we have a lot of friends and they will look after you and one day mommy and daddy will return just.
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tell the real stories does us mandate is to deliver in-depth generalism we don't feel in favor to the audience across the globe. what will it take for a smooth briggs's as government ministers resign britain's prime minister is accused of being soft on divorce from the e.u. but how cantor reason may please everyone and convince e.u. leaders to this is inside story.
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hello welcome to the program i'm adrian finighan britain's prime minister's reason may is defending her plans for briggs's in the face of protest resignations from her governing conservative party julia ministers as well as two vice chairs of step down following the resignations of ministers briggs that david davis and foreign secretary boris johnson who says the dream of brigs it is dying but may insists that her current position will let the e.u. kay leave the e.u. in a smooth and orderly way in brussels where she attended the nato summit she said her brings it deal will protect jobs and british commitments to will the island the czech a steel plant has been put together it's been agreed government will be publishing our white paper this week which will set out more detail on it it's there because it delivers on the day that people gave on the exit it delivers the fact that we will have an end to free movement that we will have an end to the jurisdiction of the european court of justice in the u.k.
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we went be spending vast vast contributions to every year we ask the common agricultural policy out of the common fisheries policy we deliver that wrecks it and we do it in a way that the tax jobs and livelihoods and meets our commitment to northern ireland and britain voted in what was billed at the time as an advisory referendum two years ago to become the first country to leave the european union then prime minister david cameron who called the referendum resigned in march last year his successor to reason may invoke the european law known as arctic. fifty the formal mechanism to leave the e.u. set the wheels in motion after forty four years as an e.u. member a new rules gave the british government two years to negotiate the divorce after months of disagreement within the government may says she's ready to deliver a brink's agreement that keeps absolute faith with the people's decision to leave so let's bring in our guests for today's discussion both of whom are in london jonathan lis is the deputy director of the business advisory group british
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influence and john johnston is a political reporter at politics home gentlemen welcome to you both jonathan list let's start with you so now forma foreign secretary boris johnson said in his resignation letter that the briggs it dream is dying suffocated by self-doubt is he right. well dream is the opposite word because it never existed except in his imagination and imagination is that a hard cold breakfast is it was always going to be a case that the breaks that he wants he could never be delivered you either have a break say in accordance with what the e.u. says which is boosting a market in the full customs union or who you have. a wish to advise the casing of markets between northern ireland and great britain or you have no deal or tool there is never any option for cherry picking boris johnson has been living for too long not just boris johnson it seems that briggs it is within the conservative party the governing conservative party appear not to understand that the e.u.
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is a rules based organization of the u.k. just can't cherry pick aspects of membership that it wants to keep and those that it wishes to discard i mean that's what's led to all of this infighting isn't it. absolutely it's the kind of exceptionalism that britain has you know still maintains ek government is still maintained this ludicrous position that he needs us more than we need them that's all we had during the referendum campaign twenty sixteen and it's kind of led the policies of the government ever since it's simply not true it never has been true never will be true so when the e.u. set off the referendum you can't cherry pick this in the markets you can't if you want to end free movement that means you have to go for both on a trade deal they still mean it now so when the u.k. government goes to checkers in comes up with this deal which leaves the departure of two cabinet ministers the easiest ones to still but you're asking for a single market it gets but not in services people kept so that simply won't wash john johnston. do the brigadiers within the conservative party have any idea of how
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the you the e.u. works or as the the now former minister in charge of exiting the e.u. david davis implied this week that this fudge that we've been seeing within the conservative party this apparent. complete ignorance about the way that the the e.u. works is a negotiating tactic in the that the british government the cabinet this week has done the u.k. great harm by backing a plan that will lead to to a less hard brigs it. yes well obviously the the government has now got this plan that they are going to take to the european union that is already in tatters before we even get there so it remains to be seen how the e.u. are going to respond there's certainly parts of the checkers plan that they have looked at that they have already said they would not agree with and now we have to wait and see tomorrow when the full detail of the white paper comes out how they will accept it there's obviously the problem is that if they reject this plan out
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right it's going to put tourism is position in jeopardy and i think the the view in the european union at the moment is that she is the only person who can possibly come up with a deal that both sides can pass to resume a now has a more pragmatic flexible cabinet with the resignation of david davis and boris johnson is her position now save the scene of any potential leadership challenge and reasserted her authority. well the first thing to say is that series i'm a is a very resilient prime minister she's seen off crisis as the other leaders would have taken them down but no she's certainly not out of the woods when it comes to a leadership challenge we're getting the breaks a tears are drip feeding resignations and in order to try and force her to change our policy position but ultimately if she won't change and bow towards their demands they will probably make a move against her in order to do that they need to file forty eight letters of no
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confidence in or it seems likely that they maybe have those letters ready to go but what that will that mean is a leadership challenge and it remains to be seen whether they can convince fifty percent plus one of their m.p.'s to vote turned down because if they do that it still doesn't change the parliamentary math and it could trigger a general election in which jeremy corbin could feasibly when which is certainly something the breakthroughs do not want to happen or it's a journalist to what extent is that is the cabinets and the m.p.'s within the governing conservative party fall into line behind the prime minister simply because it is running scared of the opposition labor party. i think that it's a very important point that many of them are sort of clinging to severe words they say but the point is that even if treason may were to be deposed then the new prime minister would still be in the same weak position that any prime minister would be in at the moment because the u.k. has almost no cards to play against the european union and so when the e.u.
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says we're not going to accept this check is still there you either have the full thing about and customs union or none of it except northern ireland then no prime minister no matter how strong or charismatic is going to be able to change that position because the e.u. at the moment has no incentive to to give britain what it wants because the e.u. is its credibility and cohesion are at stake and the e.u. has all the power at the moment because it knows that the u.k. cannot settle for no deal partly because the part of it would never accept that and partly because it's equipment a national self-immolation is simply not a viable option for the government and that means that the u.k. will concede to pretty much everything the e.u. ones and has done in the last year already all right so you talked about the checkers deal jonathan that was the agreement fleshed out last friday at the prime minister's country residence when she got her cabinet together to figure flesh out a briggs's ambition that they could all unite behind as john was saying the details of that deal are due to be published in a white paper on thursday as far as you're concerned john of the what's wrong with
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the checkers deal then why is it an unworkable and what do you make of it as a opening bid as far as negotiations with the e.u. a concern. why i think it's very important to say there is an opening bit and i think that we do need to recognise that the u.k. government has come a long way from the unicorn chasing of two years ago when it said it could basically have all the advantages of the single market without any responsibilities so now it's at least saying that yes we will be announcing about the gates if the u.k. parliament doesn't accept something then we'll have a will have consequences but the check is agreement is unworkable for two key reasons the first one is about northern ireland it's absolutely clear to anyone who understands the situation or not and that northern ireland itself must be in a single market for goods and a customs union importantly but i'm a is refusing to accept the idea that we will be in a customs union because she still wants the power to arrange country trade deals
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with the us australia and so on so we have this really peculiar causes partnership maxim facilitation newcastle's partnership and all the things which the e.u. has already rejected or the bottom line is northern ireland has to be in the customs union otherwise our customs barriers and that means that the u.k. the whole u.k. has to be in the customs union otherwise we'll have customs barriers between great britain and northern ireland which effectively splits up the u.k. so that's one of the reasons why some work will the other reason why it's unworkable is that it's asking for one of the freedoms of the single market which is the freedom of goods but not the other three services capsule and importantly people free movement of people in such a totality issue for the e.u. they will not allow the case to get benefits the single market without having free movement of people so john johnson why if the capital knows that it that it's unworkable that the e.u. is going to reject most of the proposals within the checkers deal what why did the
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cabinet back it where the cabinet backed it because the they need to try and come up with a position that the tory party would accept and at the time when the checkers deal was finalized it seemed like to me. may have been able to ambush her here cabinet members with the hope that their backing of the deal which quell some of the bricks at rebellion on her back benches but as we've seen with the resignation of david davis and forced johnson that has not happened the breaks tears are now in full revolt jacob reece morgan other prominent hears have put down amendments to monday's trade bill to try and dampen down elements of the checkers deal the whole thing is now falling apart but originally the reason behind it was so they had something they could bring to the e.u. that was unified whether the e.u. were going to reject it or not they had to have something unified and now they no longer have that what about boris johnson's political career is a lot of media criticism over the former foreign secretary following his
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resignation say that he'd been the worst foreign secretary in british history. is it over boris johnson no it certainly appears to be i mean boris johnson being elevated to the foreign office many people saw was just the rise and rise of his career but in many ways this stint in the foreign office has killed off his chances again boris has boris as everyone says he could buy him spock but it seems very unlikely that he would get the backing of enough of his own m.p.'s in a leadership race to make it into the final ballot to members if he did however there is still the possibility that the tory membership would back him and he could end up the prime minister you say at the moment he wouldn't get the backing i mean he's very popular still with the grassroots supporters of the conservative party what happens if there is a grassroots rebellion if if members of parliament are going back to their constituencies and getting criticism from from party members locally.
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as i said boris johnson very popular with the local party members still i mean what happens if there is a grassroots rebellion within the conservative party not just in the.


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