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that britons only have to pay more for credit payments in the e.u. and businesses in the block could be cut off from investment banks in the u.k. . so these technical notes in the ones that will follow shortly are sensible measured and proportionate approach to minimizing the impact of no deal on british firm citizens charities and public bodies the right information and guidance and after some of the misinformation that's been put about lately some reassurance towards the lists is the deputy director for british influence a pro european union think tank and the former senior assistant to charles tanika member of the european parliament joins me now from our london studio good to have you with us i mean is the government sort of moving into sort of panic mode labor's bracks its postman spokes person so that. they are absolutely are in panic mode trying to convince the world and themselves that they really would be crazy enough
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to self immolate there is nothing reassuring about a no deal sonoran amount of what dominic rob says because the case effectively powerless we can't force the e.u. to relax border checks we can't force them to certify our aircraft if we if each x. is lorries that means that food and medicine will get delayed the border whether we like it or not the real problem here is that the government is not all powerful no matter how much it wants us to think that it is what is the negotiating strategy because then we're giving the impression that getting in no deal means that they can push brussels to come up with a better offer for the u.k. it's always it seems that it's the the u.k. wanting to see whether the e.u. can attract it to a better offer. it's a really hopeless negotiation strategy because the e.u. know. that we would never actually push that push the nuclear button and if we did them are not credible negotiating partners anyway so really what this about is
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blackmailing and scaring members of the public and m.p.'s into putting a deal because if you put out notices about a no deal that will obviously scare people into accepting a really bad deal but which is actually a deal as opposed to no deal well it might mean feisty people into saying well if there's a risk that we won't have medicine and food in our shops then why would we want to protest a tool that's not what anyone votes for and so you might actually backfire on the government quite dramatically just really much of what the british government say the strategy in whatever form it is isn't impressing michel barnier he just isn't accepting any of this is a. so you know because the e.u. has all the cards in the us if we have an idea of sonora the e.u. will certainly be hurt but will be hurt much more is equivalent of shooting yourself in the head and shooting someone else in the foot the e.u. will survive this the cake economy society way of life would not survive an ideal
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scenario we're talking about grounded aircraft patients of cancer diabetes dying unnecessarily it really has its place or nonexistent scenario as it's possible to get c. so the government can talk about reassurance but there's literally nothing you can do to stop the worst of this we'll just see what does happen certainly what the fallout of mr rudd's comments are in the coming days for the moment on the list thanks for joining us. still ahead here on out as are the australian prime minister struggle to hold on to its his position well from turnbull faces another leadership vote. and struggle for shelter and good health for thousands of asylum seekers stuck on the islands of greece to stay with us here. hello again welcome back to your international weather forecasts we're here across parts of asia we are watching two typhoons at the moment typhoon soulik as well as
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typhoon cimarron take a look at some video that has come out of the region here as typhoon soulik made its way across j jew this produces quite a bit of wind as well as rain in the area six thousand people have lost power because of those very gusty winds and this storm is now making its way towards the mainland of the korean peninsula so we're going to be watching this very carefully bring some very heavy rain shower activity across the region localized flooding is going to be a problem as well as cimarron crossing over parts of japan now we do think that as we make our way towards saturday these two systems are going to combine in intensity and that is going to bring some very heavy rain across parts of sapporo over the next few days as well as into vladivostok so localized flooding could be a major problem as we make our way down here towards the central areas of china we do have an air of low pressure just off the northeastern part of the south china sea not solid very heavy rain there that is going to also bring some very heavy
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back you're watching ourselves a whole rob a reminder of our top stories ugandan opposition leader bobby wind has been charged with treason he was a rearrested moments after a military court dropped the weapons charges against him on his initial detention last week sparked widespread protests and south africa's president says he totally rejects a donald trump statement on land reform the us president ordered a study into farm seizures of what he called the large scale killing of farmers citing a report on fox news one of south africa's largest farming organizations says killings are at a twenty year. in china in the u.s. are imposing twenty five percent taxes on sixteen billion dollars worth of each other's goods it's the latest round of tariffs since the trade war began in july
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china says it's filing a complaint with the world trade organization. australian prime minister malcolm turnbull is still clinging on to power on the eve of another potential vote on his leadership parliament has been suspended as politicians and his party consider challenging him for the job on friday. malcolm turnbull continues to charge food despite doors closing around him no astray in prime minister has survived the full term in ten years now it's turnbull's turn to fight the strike will be rightly a poll by what they witnessing in the nation's parliament to die in the course of this week he narrowly won a leadership challenge on choose day behind the scenes former allies have just to replace him this is a government which had lost the will to leave but i don't even think on tuesday we could have seen that cannibalistic behavior of a government whose ageing itself alive some members of temples ruling liberal party
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don't believe he can lead them to victory in next year's elections and so the rebellion began forty three liberal party politicians must sign a petition requesting a meeting on friday if that threshold is his term treat it as a vote of no confidence he says he will step aside to lead his party hold a new leadership ballot where his replacement will be elected former cabinet minister peter dutton as the front runner earlier this morning i called the other prime minister to advise him that it was my judgment that the majority of the party would no longer support his leadership but doesn't challenge is also controversial the country's top lawyer is investigating his eligibility to hold office there are concerns of a government funding for his businesses taxpayers watch to this day is the government ground to a halt the leadership chaos leading to the suspension of parliament the house stands adjourned until monday change of timber two thousand and eight
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a chain of. terminals grip on power has lasted three years now he faces an early exit from the strain in politics just like the three prime ministers before him shall have ballasts out his era. floodwaters are receding in the indian state of carolina which has seen its worst floods in a century more than a million people are in temporary relief camps served to their homes or washed away there's been no rain for the last four days the vast areas remain underwater more than two hundred people died most of them of to tarantula downpours began hammering carola setting off devastating floods and to thomas possible from carol the rise in the official number of dead is not because people are dying now it's because bodies are being found of those who died at the end of last week and over the weekend as the floodwaters recede and people are clearing out the months those bodies are in some cases within it a political argument is now going on india as well between the state government in
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kerala and the national government in delhi delhi has turned down the financial assistance of countries predominantly in the middle east where many people from care a lot of work and all the hundred million u.s. dollars worth has been offered but politely refused by delhi carola is saying in that case delhi needs to make up the shortfall and so far there's no direct sign of that there's also a blame game going on who was to blame for these floods was it just the torrential rain unavoidable or was it years of environmental mismanagement allowing people to build too close to rivers and too much pollution in those rivers as well didn't help many a saying plastic bottle for those sorts of things clogging up after east i mean the water had nowhere to go when that huge amount of rain came down and finally there was the argument about management of dams and reservoirs when the torrential rains began many of the reservoirs in carola were already near capacity people are saying water should have been released much earlier but in smaller quantities rather than
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waiting until they were about to burst their banks and then letting all that water go out once they're saying this was a disaster that could have been prevented. a community in southeast yemen has shut down construction of a saudi military base in their area it's one of a growing number of saudi funded projects in the middle of the civil war people are skeptical of riyadh smooths as alan fischer reports from neighboring puti. the land lies beer and empty but initial work had clearly begun to turn key states in the government into a soda military b s four places have been identified across southeast yemen the local authorities give the go ahead and local stone don't two weeks later be shut down construction the see it as provocation. then admission are going to be handed to lay the presence of these massive forces in so card. can't be understood nor justified either here or there early this month yemen's president and dr newman
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seward hadley announced eight new infrastructure projects an armada funded by the saudi government but social media in yemen has suggested as well as a hospital in a new power plant the saudis want to expand and control the local port to handle oil exports and that would be protected by saudi soldiers beast in newly built camps locals have already protested about the growing presence of sodium in iraqi forces in the area staging protests demanding their withdrawal from alki the airport and the port of nasty when locals in yemen believe the saudi projects are aimed at punishing saudi arabia's image in the area and that riyadh this country involved in a race with the united arab emirates to grow power and influence in amara something that concerns local leaders and is drawing worrying glances from just across the border in oman alan fischer al jazeera djibouti brazil's government is trying to move venezuelan migrants out of a border state after their camp was attacked by locals they fled an economic crisis
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in their own home country trees about reports on the border town of bovis to. there's a lot of inflow to the shelter in the city. it's about three hours away from the border with venezuela is part of brazil's program to help the venezuelans arriving here. months ago soon after she delivered her baby boy i love it those are the biggest problem is finding food in venezuela we had a house water and electricity but no food at least here i have a chance. at the shelter people are provided food to eat and a place to sleep. for a man that. has been here for four months his son luis has down syndrome millions of people came from latin america to venezuela when they escaped war and now look at us but it's not easy because when you go outside the brazilians look at us as if
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they want to kill you. the northern brazilian state of florida is one of the country's poorest and that's why the government is hoping to start moving people to other cities to ease the burden on this border state and the venezuelans for coming to brazil are not holy living inside shelters but also on the streets all around the city there's entire families waiting to be allowed inside the shelters families here say that their children by getting sick while they wait. for three weeks this children have been sleeping on the street they're tired hungry and some of them ill . as she has been told there is no space inside and. they say there is no space. for rinks under there. which is to ease the pressure jeff wilkinson of the u.n. refugee program says the situation is challenging with
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a priority shifting to help the new arrivals to quickly move on to other brazilian cities and that they are now looking at how to. make the process. more agile to identify and new locations and to negotiate them to push this because at the end of the day i think everyone realizes that i mean that really is the priority and that takes pressure off this in spite of the difficulties they face in brazil hundreds of venezuelans continue to cross the border every day escaping an economic crisis and willing to risk it all in search of a better life. eighteen thousand asylum seekers are thought to be living on the islands of greece but we've come full and many fending for themselves there are fears of disease on the island of some us reports. lowder commander has been living in this tent for
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a month he says he is sixteen and has applied for asylum in greece. it's good here in greece i want to go to school and study mechanical engineering would be fine. lotus wiped his guinea in village for a tent village on summers it's outside the island's official camp which is full of those living here plagued by insects there's no running water and the best way to have a bath is to swim in the sea summers is now home to some three thousand eight hundred asylum seekers that's half the island's population over again and four times its camp capacity this syrian man has constructed a retouched over his tent to keep his pregnant wife cool he's done his best to provide the amenities of home with official resources inadequate it's up to groups like son most volunteers to help maintain hygiene and prevent an outbreak of disease they recently set up this laundry facility for the official camp a lot of people escapees in the cabin. you don't have to watch the banking and you
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think it's sleeping and like you we get bags with blankets in that bad like have cockroaches in them so what it says is that people live in a position to have no way out of celera stevie's is usually a very easy treat. when you live in a camp like that there's no way you can get rid of easy way keeping refugees who arrived here from turkey means turkish authorities are not being asked to accept deportees who may have arrived in europe via a different route europe's political balance increasingly depends upon the efficiency of its external borders here at its eastern frontier greece safeguards europe's ability to send back failed asylum applicants to turkey greece and. has now concluded a new agreement with germany whereby it will take back refugees who applied for asylum here and smuggled themselves across internal e.u. borders that puts in place it reverse flow mechanism from central europe back to
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turkey but it leaves most uneasy about its role even though germany has in return offered to speed up family reunifications securing the question is how many people will be returned and how many families will be united with a piece of equivalence in numbers anything difference we did know greece and it's just a two speed europe what if some of the more fortunate asylum seekers are in hotels paid for by charities a sign of how europe is trying to encourage the silent to sell a political service summers just wants to serve its tourists jumps are awful us al jazeera some us. as their arms the whole robin these are all top news stories ugandan opposition leader bobby weiner has been charged with treason he was rearrested moments after a military court dropped weapons charges against him once initial detention last week sparked widespread protests the government denies he was beaten up in custody
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catherine soy has the latest from kampala. he is expected to appear again before the high court on the thirtieth of this month alongside thirty three other people who were also arrested last week. after the motorcade of presidential where it was seventy was told during a local election campaign so he is expected on the thing to take up the magistrate in gulu also say that he's a possible doctors should be allowed unfettered access to. south africa's president says he totally rejects donald trump statement on lund reform the us president ordered a study into farm seizures and what he called the large scale killing of farmers citing a fox news story one of south africa's biggest farming organizations as killings are at a twenty year low the u.k. government has released its contingency plan in the event britain leaves the european union without a deal the brics it secretary outlined possible outcomes for
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a range of sectors he warned britons may have to pay more for credit card payments in the e.u. and businesses could be cut off from u.k. investment banks china and the us are imposing twenty five percent taxes on sixteen billion dollars worth of each other's goods it's the latest round of tariffs since the trade war began in july the u.s. wants beijing to change what it says are unfair trade practices china says it's filing a complaint to the world trade organization. australia's prime minister malcolm turnbull says he'll propose a vote on his leadership on friday but only if a majority of his m.p.'s ask him to do so in a formal letter turmel says if the motion is passed he'll treat it as a vote of no confidence and won't stand as a candidate he narrowly won a leadership challenge on tuesday. has denied a poll that it's calling off plans to sell shares in state oil company. quoted senior sources be floated being counseled but saudi arabia's energy minister
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insisted it would happen when the time is right those were the headlines more news in half an hour next on al-jazeera its inside story to stay with us. reports of torture and imprisonment refugees returning to me and more the government promised they'd be safe but investigations suggest otherwise so who should or can't provide protection this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program. more than seven hundred thousand row hinges fled a military crackdown in myanmar's rack and state last year to refugee camps in bangladesh but very few have returned and those that have haven't been welcomed back human rights watch says some have been tortured and thrown in jail. there are reports of interrogations a gunpoint of burns and electric shock treatment designed to force confessions that they were affiliated with the ira congregant just salvation army a group set up in its words to defend roe hinge against persecution by the man maher government and military who've been accused of ethnic cleansing human rights watch has stressed the need for international protection before the mainly muslim or hindu will be able to return to me and more safely me and more in bangladesh signed a deal to repatriate room to refugees last november but it has stalled manned mars
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leader aung sun suu kyi says it's up to bangladesh to decide how quickly the refugees would return and in a speech in singapore on tuesday defended her country's policies the danger of terrorist activities which of us initial cause and cause of the events leading to the humanitarian crisis in rakhine remains real and present today and this is security challenges address the risk of into communal violence will remain it is a threat that could have grave consequences not just for myanmar but also to the other countries in all the region and beyond all right let's bring in our guests joining us from london to one can president of the burmese for his organization u.k. and bangkok is phil robertson deputy director for the asia division at human rights watch and from america is robert templer director of the barcelona based higher education alliance for refugees thank you all so much for joining us phil i want to start with you could you please tell our viewers a bit more about the specific allegations in your reporting the persecution faced
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by there were hinges that have returned to me and more. sure what we found in our research was that a number of men and boys returned voluntarily from bangladesh essentially they were sneaking a back across the border some of them told us they were going back to get fishing nets that they had left or other equipment some said they're going to try to find work because there's no work in the refugee camps they were arrested by the burma. border patrol they were taken to various different b.g.p. centers in mongol they were tortured extensively for days. facing hot wax burning plastic being burned being held at gunpoint being beaten all to try to get them to confess to being members of the hour a con running a salvation army they denied those those those allegations and ultimately they were
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transferred to another facility where they were held by military intelligence again tortured severely and finally brought into a court they were found guilty of illegal entry they were sentenced to five years in prison and transferred to booty dong prison after a period about a month or so there they were taken out of the prison they were told that they had been pardoned by the president of myanmar they were forced to take nationality verification cards that they didn't want and then they were paraded in front of journalists at a reception center for returning refugees from bangladesh presented as being voluntary repatriates instead of people who had just been released from prison finally ultimately when the journalists went away they were told that they couldn't leave that reception center if they did so they would be severely punished a number of them however did excuse and fled back to bangladesh where we were able
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to interview them turn can what is your reaction to the reporting by human rights watch on this issue and just how dangerous is it for him who want to return to me and more. yes i think better of anger we would like to manage to express many thanks to human rights watch published in the report you know there are a lot of atrocities going on until today in our kind of state that is some are not highlighted so it's very good that commemorates watched it i knew as a rowing or myself or you know i'm receiving all the time. serious atrocities of information going against ruling is going on you know. unfortunately you know we have not seen that much in the media so you know international community need to focus at the same time as they're focusing in bangladesh them same to what is happening to us where about at least five hundred
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eleven are kind of see that the situation need to be highlighted that is very important and yes you know. how ruffing of can return where these atrocities are still continuing and of course you know. there is about one million rowing years in refute occams whatever their return you know i'm sure that the allegation of a link with arms are thousands around here will be will be killed by burmese army and security forces that is that is quite sure so that's why we are calling here you know why don't we talk about a return issue we need international protection we cannot simply push them back to burma you know. at the hands of this military and security forces you know they have they have done many time this actress and it is not happening today it's happened one thousand nine hundred seventy eight after their return in one thousand
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nine hundred ninety two now again this will be going to happen so without international protection and without guarantee of full citizenship rights and others there is no way to return to refute for the rowing or refugees in burma you know nobody wants as when i talk with them a few times i visited to refute the camps in bangladesh they told me they want justice fasting and secondly they want they do not want to return prison camp so they are already in a village has been bulldozed and where they will go you know so it is really important international community they should not take on you know that reason you sign with you in a theory when the v.n. burmese government we have seen leaked documents this is totally without consultation of rohingya. and there is no really presentation of. the
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full and there is no transparency so international community must stop that you know with the tree present and call the sultan with growing get this is a very important issue we are a big team we cannot suffer much more than any movie you know this is a very important iraq or templar and can brought up a lot of very important points there one of which is the fact that when you're in bangladesh i've been in bangladesh cox's bizarre twice now in reporting trips and i hear more and more from him to refugees that they feel that they were already marginalized and that they are now even further marginalized by the international community one thing in particular that seems to bother a lot of the activists i've spoken with is the fact that when it comes to these memos of understanding that have been signed between the u.n. and the government of myanmar that the regime to have not really been consulted that they don't have a seat at the table so do you think that at some point that is going to change or do you think that these governments are going to continue to talk to one another without having their were really be at the table and involved. well unfortunately
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they're going to continue to be. most of the governments in the region see this as an issue that they can sort out and there are then i'm going to be able to do that because they're all and they're very unlikely to be surgical conditions any rigs in the near future i don't think there's any likelihood of sufficient guarantees of security and safety for the refugees and they should not be forced repatriation but i think you can be right they should be consulted i'm sure if they were consulted i think it would be a resounding no to any solution of creation it will do good by consoles also on economic reasons to recover documents to recover. equipment to get money these are acts of sort of desperation but it's very very insecure or toni's as this human rights watch report shows all right let's just hold the discussion there for
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a minute because i want to take a step back to the plight of the were hendra is not new they are denied citizenship in man maher and are often described as one of the world's most persecuted minorities since the one nine hundred seventy s. they've been fleeing military crackdowns in iraq kind state reporting rape torture arson and murder by me and more security forces last month i met one family in a camp and cox's bazaar and bangladesh who told me about the decades of persecution they have faced. she's the head of four generations of family and the bearer of forty years of suffering ghouls a heart or a hinge a refugee in her ninety's has fled persecution in me and more three separate times in her life first in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight then one nine hundred ninety one and finally in two thousand and seventy five. she speaks softly and slowly telling me that while age may have left her unable to remember everything she'll never forget the constant horrors her family suffered at the hands of
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security forces in me and more over the years. war they beat as they kidnapped as they detained does google and her family span almost a century in age bonded through blood and displacement they now all live in a single hut located in the world's largest refugee camp. her son only ahmed first fled iraq kind state and came to bangladesh as a teenager he recounts just how awful the crackdown by security forces was in two thousand and seventeen i didn't know at that out of if we couldn't have made our way here we would have been killed like stray dogs muhammad i you is goals grandson in law he says he'll always be haunted by what he's seen back home in minus the horrible you know no one could even ask questions about the false disappearances even a brother didn't have the right to ask about his missing brother you understand we had no clue who was disappeared into way we just had to remain silent about it here
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the signs of trauma are everywhere and fear is clearly etched on faces. in many ways what's happened to this particular extended family really mirrors what's happened to so many other rohinton who face decades of repression and abuse their hinges aren't just the world's largest group of stateless people they're also among the world's most persecuted minorities. more than anything muhammad i you've once his children to be able to experience peace and to get justice he says there's only one way that can happen atrocities that have been committed against ahmed a women should be heard by the international criminal court so that we get justice and if it's not who won't be satisfied satisfaction is not a sentiment goal is familiar with for her pain has been a constant and time continues to be as cruel as life has been hard.
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