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we're challenging companies who are going to places where nobody else is going. zero. fully back to this is the news hour live from the headquarters in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes dozens of people are killed after an overloaded ferry capsizes in tanzania. we need strong north african pulled most storms and the fish in countries like egypt rwanda others could egypt provide the key to europe's migration crisis leaders considering new north african partnerships eyes they meet in austria also this hour. celebrations in uganda as pop star turned politician bobby wine returns home from
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the u.s. where he receives medical treatment for injuries he says he suffered in custody blasts. i'm a list of m.p.'s in colombia scoffed the region where farmers are abandoning fields like the one behind me due to the very low international price of the beam. thank you for joining us rescue operations are due to resume on friday morning on lake victoria in tanzania at least forty four people died when a ferry sank near all carry island on thursday by that toll is expected to rise a warning that some of you might find the following images disturbing estimates suggest the boat was carrying hundreds of people when it capsized the national ferry service is operator says it's hard to know the precise number because a person dispensing tickets is among the dead al-jazeera is catherine sori has more
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from nairobi in neighboring kenya. i've just spoken to the home affairs minister who says this rescue operation has been suspended till friday it's been very difficult for rescuers to work in the dark i also spoke to a journalist based in the car he told the rest alarm and he's been talking to people on the ground including a fisherman who told him that he saw many bodies being retrieved from the lake and president musharraf will has also issued a statement condoling with the be removed asking to keep calm as a rescue operations continue through the coming days and also as you know investigations into what exactly happened up and begin but what we do know from witnesses is that this ferry appeared to have been overloaded it has a capacity of about one hundred people we're told it was carrying way more than
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that including many bags of cement and goods as well and it seems to have been toppled over by the very bad weather now this is the fast serious incident in many years to happen in that lake the last time there was a major incident was back in one thousand nine hundred six when another ferry capsized killing up to a thousand people it was also say to have been overloaded. in other world news e.u. leaders have told the u.k.'s prime minister that time is running out to agree on a break sit deal the warning came on the final day of a summit in salzburg austria with just six months to go until britain leaves the brocky you counsel president on a task says proposal is unworkable but maine says her deal the span is the only one on the table. yes concerns have been raised i want to know what those concerns are there's a lot of hard work to be done but i believe that there is a willingness to do a deal but let nobody be in any doubt that as i've always said you know we are
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preparing for no deal there is no counter proposal on the table at the moment that actually deals delivers on what we need to do and respects the integrity of the united kingdom and respects the result of the referendum everybody the shirted of you the positive elements in the checkers propose of the just a framework for economic cooperation. not least because it risks undermining the single market the question needs something more than only good intentions i mean we need a. clear and precise government. liberates it's a serious what you probably didn't bridget is the choice of the british people and it's pushed by some who predicted easy solutions but it tells us one think and i fully respect the british sovereignty by saying this it has shown us that those who think that they can easily do without europe that it will go very well and that it
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will make a lot of money are liars europe's migration crisis was also high on the agenda in sold a subject that has divided the e.u. now the brunt could soon be turning to egypt's for help after austria's chancellor made the suggestion lawrence lee reports from salzburg. this is the man to whom the european union is now looking to solve its migration issue president sisi of egypt it was the surprise development at the salzburg summit the idea was driven by the rightwing austrian chancellor sebastian coe it's who visited c.c. last weekend he's come back full of praise at how good egypt is at stopping refugees from leaving your comment yet so far on the phone our bit with egypt we have for the first time a country in north africa there is willing to intensify talks with the european union egypt has proven that it can be efficient since two thousand and sixteen it
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is managed boats that leave egypt for europe and when ever they have lived it took them back. the thousands of men women and children who have drowned in the mediterranean bear witness to the total lack of a strategy from the e.u. either to help rescue them or to find a reliable partner in libya to help instead europe now has many leaders whose biggest priority is to keep asylum seekers out egypt c.c. looks to be in. the european union has found it absolutely impossible to persuade individual member states to share out asylum seekers between them but if you ask those same countries would you pay somebody else to do it then they all reach for their wallets in terms the new european migration plan is to outsource the whole thing to egypt and they see no moral hazard in getting a country with such a poor human rights records to do it. ask the e.u. if it means that egypt will run migrant detention centers whether asylum claims for
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europe will in future be done in cairo and they say it's still early days but more summits focusing on egypt are being planned for this february there is no one size fits all solution to this indeed if it is the case that there is good migration management in egypt not seems to be the case well and good but it does not mean that it's automatic as a solution for libya where there's a very very completely different set of circumstances different issues of governance in fact almost no government in many cases so you can't simply say we'll do we're going to do what we did over there over there you have to apply you know principles of humanitarian principles and support for the human rights of those who are involved if there was unity about the need to keep asylum seekers out there was just as much on trying to stop the u.k. from leaving the e.u. or at least a continued flat rejection of the british prime minister's proposed plan she now has under a month to come up with something new lawrence li al jazeera salzberg. south korean
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president says a declaration officially ending the korean war should happen as soon as possible his comments follow a historic three day summit in pyongyang now moon has to turn mediate between down on to help fulfill the promise of a nuclear free korean peninsula rama cried reports from seoul. this summit ended as it began rich in symbolism president moon j end of south korea and his north korean host kim jong un top of mt peck to the highest peak of the korean peninsula spiritually significant to all koreans into korean relations have seen many false starts with attempts at reconciliation often returning to threats of war but there's a strong sense muna and kim want to forge a bond so strong that they can never slip back to the acrimony of the power. we adopted a military pact to end a history of brutal and tragic confrontation and hostility. some weapons facilities
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will be closed but there's little detail on how to fulfill them or they promise to make the peninsula you clear free it's enough though to breathe new life back into the stalled negotiations between north korea and the united states and could lead to a second summit between kim and u.s. president donald trump but many believe to make real progress it's now time for the photo ops to give way to detailed discussion i mean it's going to be really really difficult and the president and kim jong un don't know these things in any kind of detail which is why we keep getting these some of decorations that are very short because the detail has to be worked out by the experts. more skeptical observers suspect north korea now with south korean support may have other reasons for pushing for a summit and this is another significant diplomatic success for most kerry because in a few months the two will be spend to make preparations was
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a summit and during the summit itself they are not going to see any confrontation and this is exceptionally moscow that kicks their major goal is to wait donald trump out as soon as moon returned to seoul he broadcast live to south korea. he revealed that kim has offered a number of unspecified steps towards denuclearization but would be expecting concessions from the u.s. in return. the detail measures or the appropriate measures are things that must be agreed upon between north korea and the u.s. . it underlines moon's vital role now as go between the north koreas negotiations with the u.s. as he prepares for a meeting next week with trump whatever the outcome this summit with kim has revealed to leaders building a home grown man and then term for a change that may be difficult to stop probably bridle jazeera so. the british
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foreign secretary has met with the leader of myanmar and son sochi jeremy hunt says they're dressed atrocities in rakhine state that for stanley seven hundred thousand ranger muslims to flee to bangladesh. but you talked about the importance of speaking out for due process and for justice but we should remember that she doesn't control the military in this country and the person i wanted to meet that wasn't prepared to meet me is the commander in chief of the military minong lane and if i'd seen what i would have said to him is that it is absolutely essential that the perpetrators of any atrocities do have accountability that there is justice and that the world is looking to see if that happens and if it doesn't happen it will hold him accountable hand says they also spoke about two reuters journalists who were jailed recently for their reporting on the military's attacks on the ranges this is something that has caused us enormous concern the
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british embassy here attended most of the trial we are supporters of believers in freedom across all over the world and i raised with exciting switching my concerns that due process had not been followed in this particular case but she said that she would look into it. hunt says well we just spoke about that let's move on now to the ugandan pop star turned politician bobby wine who has vowed to keep fighting the government or die trying he was speaking to crowds of supporters outside his home near uganda's capital kampala after returning from the united states where he'd received treatment for torture he says he sustained while in custody marcum webb has our report from kampala. these people want change in uganda. and they think pop star turned politician robert schalk you
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lanny can bring it. he's better known as bobby wine he's very popular among young people because it is home to wait for his return from the u.s. so what do you mean the president of uganda has got me on the news for us this government of ours. is. everything they use guy. we citizens who don't have guns they use many form. and the men in uniforms made it clear that people were not allowed to gather in the street just being in the wrong place at the wrong time was enough to get beaten. well the wine says soldiers tortured him when they arrested him last month fiame denies it was him erica for medical treatment i was soon as he landed it yanked whole piece bundled him into a car and rushed off the last thing they want to crowds of thousands of his
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supporters gathering on the airport road that leads into the capital kampala. back at his home supporters came to welcome him his popularity as a threat to seventy four year old president you know rima seventy whose brood for more than three decades the above the ones that i was inside of clothes were just in a cave they were the thankfully there was so over the course they are very excited they don't know as well now the place they were accompanying her over there i know only the state looking for her i only allow it was they kill her that's the president of the earth the police didn't want to take any chances so they pulled him away to his front door. three quarters of ugandans around thirty years old many of them around employed a corpse off it was the change of macit appeal i have come to continue exactly where i stopped i am going to fight on and like i say that we must get our freedom
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always out die so i will get our freedom his wife and children hope it won't come to that but you can as never have a peaceful change of power you will be winds being charged with treason. to a bigger crowds than any politician in the government attempts to stop him and he seemed to make him more popular. malcolm webb al-jazeera come paula uganda. alex vines is head of the africa program at the china house i think tank he believes the ugandan government will not back down and keep up the pressure on bobby one. president seventy of uganda sees himself as the liberationists of of uganda he sees himself as the father figure and bobby wine represents a challenge to his thirty two years in office so there will be continued intimidation and harassment maybe a bit more subtle hopefully not torture but the winds going to find himself having
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a difficult time coming i think the ugandan yoof and been ugandans many of them are very sympathetic to bobby wine but if you look at the electoral pattern uganda it's still a very rural society and so the president in a seventy the incumbent leader still has quite a significant amount of support in the rule areas think the challenge for bobby wine is how to translate this now into rural support and also to unite the opposition to become a true figurehead there's no doubt he's won the argument in the urban areas in the monks you for but he hasn't done that yet and the rule there is there's no doubt that mr move seventy and the ugandan government are under significant pressure at the moment and there's some fragmentation going on in their security forces poppy wine is just one of number of headaches you gundry's facing just now. plenty more ahead on this al-jazeera news hour including how u.s. sanctions are affecting the number of people visiting iraq for sure one of the
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holiest days for shia muslims blasts uncertain future people living in syria's didley province wait to hear their feet after politicians negotiate a deal to avoid a government offensive and russia's doping ban has been lifted peter will have a details and spes. the leader of yemen's who fees has called on his supporters to stand firm against the saudi iraqi led coalition trying to defeat them his comment came a silence of hoofy supporters filled the streets of yemen's capital sanaa to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the takeover of the capital the u.n. continues to seek an end to the fighting between the government and hoofy rebels the fighting has killed over ten thousand people and has left millions displaced. and the u.s. government says a twenty four percent drop in the numbers of terrorist attacks last year was due in
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part to the defeat of i saw in iraq the state department's latest annual survey details around eight and a half hours and attacks half of them in five countries including afghanistan or the taliban's been staging a resurgent campaign the other four countries are iraq the philippines india and pakistan the u.s. again accuses iran of being the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and the state department says the fifteen months. is hampering regional countering counterterrorism efforts by jobs where is the director of the gulf study center at qatar university he says the report reveals a lot about america's perception of iran. iran has been mentioned in the report around five four four times and the context was a repetition of what of what's been mentioned two thousand and sixteen reports were basically linking iran with the sponsoring terrorism in the context where the linkage between iran has belie iran has been happening in syria some of the militias brought by iran. and i think that is that is reconfirming the perception
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of iran in the united states we cannot you know ignore the fact that the united states since the withdraw of the nuclear deal there is sort of very clear policy of. bringing iran back to the square where it is you know a rogue state with the state is not actually supporting terrorism and sort of demonization of iran and this is absolutely confirming what the united states tried to do in the. june two thousand and seventeen united states actually signed very clear you know agreement with qatar on the counter terrorism the report is actually confirming that steps and measurements take by the government. it shows that how much you know the iran that is cooperating with the united states and delivering on their notes on the promises there is very clear message not only to
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the country to the world that is actually a serious fighter against terrorism in the region i think that is something for a country need to take it seriously. shia muslims around the world at commemorating assure mourning for prophet mohammed's grandson a mom hussein was killed in the battle of karbala in what is not iraq thirteen hundred years ago hussein's death was a major factor in this raid into two main sex elva islam sunni and shia the anniversaries commemorated worldwide on the tenth day of the first month and the islamic calendar some. shia beat themselves to express their grief for the pain hussein suffered this was a scene in a suburb of lebanon's capital be able to thousands of people marched on the streets beating their chests and heads as a sign of mourning there were similar scenes in pakistan's capital islamabad thousands gathered commemorating the seventh century death of a man hussein with mass public fragile nations meanwhile
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a rainy and shia muslim say u.s. sanctions have made it too expensive for them to travel to iraq to mark a sure rob matheson reports from baghdad. the an. intense and vibrant assura in the iraqi city of kabul. the crowds which used to pack the shrine of a man who's seen are smaller because thousands of iranians can't afford to be here as the ship will lay down we came to iraq because we love to visit the holy shrines but the economy crunch means many iranians called forward to visit qabala. iranian shia worshippers usually travel to kabul at this time of year but iran's been hit by u.s. sanctions since august the value of its currency the real has plunged for the iranians getting to college is expensive now and for some even the price of a hotel room is simply too much of in their cars off the hotel business in karbala in previous years was booming and now we can only make ends meet last year we had
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more than two hundred seventy big iranian religious groups staying at my hotel alone and now there are just seven small groups. from the economic point of view the u.s. economic sanctions on iran have really affected iraq's religious tourism when iranians come to my shop to buy souvenirs most of them can't pay i sure is marred by prayers perceptions and food handed out at stores like this one all over iraq itself on the tenth day of the holy was of mahogany and it marks the death of a mom to say one of the grandsons of prophet muhammad who many see almost is a very arch as the third and. he died thirteen hundred years ago in a battle where the city of karbala now stands for my new year put him on a year ago iran's currency was in good shape and now we have financial problems but iranians will strive to come here during the holy month of. for shia muslims the show to is a time of reflection and remember so. many iranian worshippers may also remember
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this uses it as a time of financial hardship matheson's algis in fact and. palestinians in jordan say they're being prevented from traveling to saudi arabia to perform muslim holy rides the saudi embassy in amman has refused to comment that palestinians say the message is clear victoria gates and he has a story. the harsh pilgrimage is a religious jews the old muslims hope to fulfill at least once before they die it's one of the five pillars of islam saudi arabia is the guardian of its holiest sites including the kaaba in mecca. palestinians living in jordan say saudi arabia is allowing politics to taint rituals which should be sacred saudi arabia is fighting the palestinians and islam at the same time other palestinians even with a jordanian passport say they're being banned from visiting saudi arabia if they
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don't have a national id number two company representatives in jordan were wary of speaking on camera because of potential repercussions in saudi arabia but this operator agreed so long as his identity was concealed. passports of all been rejected by the saudi consulate they informed us not to bring these passports again to get a visa to go to saudi arabia so this has been getting really affected to talk companies. the saudi arabian embassy and a man refused to comment but palestinians off furious i don't live in a very good joke the decision represents no respect us the latest on a conference any reason to petition for such a decision. more than two million palestinians live in jordan and the hashemite kingdom has become their second homeland it's long been believed that israel would like to make the state permanent hoping palestinians would then forfeit their so-called right to return to palestine but that are not out of trouble this is
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a decision by trauma it's an absolute american decision amos to give the jordanian citizenship to the palestinians this is just the latest in a series of u.s. setbacks the palestinians including moving the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem palestinians say the eastern part of the city should be the capital of their future state and the u.s. government stopping hundreds of millions of dollars for palestinian refugees from the united nations relief and works agency. whatever saudi arabia's reasoning many palestinians and others say they should be allowed to fulfill the sacrosanct obligations as muslims big turia gates and be there. the u.s. state department says it's not responsible for paying the medical costs for palestinians receiving treatment in these shows slim this comes two weeks after president ordered that twenty five million dollars in mocked for hospital network
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be redirected to higher priority projects at the end of august a chump administration cut all funding to the u.s. relief agency for palestinians on. the united states government does not believe that it is responsible for paying for the hospital bills now that may shock some people to hear that the palestinian authority is the one that actually incurs these bills on behalf of palestinian citizens and others who seek treatment at that hospital the palestinian authority is solely responsible for paying for the treatment of palestinians in those hospitals historically they have neglected to pay the bills at their hospital of those individuals and other bills related to the hospital are funding in the past has generously shored them up. the p.a. though we have seen the palestinian authority is prioritizing pain its debts. has his pro failed to prioritize paying its debts and has instead put money into
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finding things like payment to families of terrorists and payment to. as you all were or well aware of the taylor force act and payment to families of those who have been imprisoned. still ahead on al-jazeera a high stakes standoff in washington where donald trump's supreme court nominee both see if the woman who accuses him of sexual assault will come forward plus. a new team baba off the coast of wales where complainers so you goods potentially radioactive sediment for the nuclear progs of england is being done by ships like this and joshua and kafka in trade verbal roles one more time ahead of saturday's big heavyweight title fight find out what they said in sports stay with us we're back after the break.
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from a fresh coastal breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. hello there were some heavy rain over parts of north america at the moment mostly generated by this little feature here it was a tropical depression and now it's disintegrating over parts of mexico but it's throwing plenty of cloud ahead of it and we're seeing plenty of heavy rain across the northern parts of the u.s. and over parts of canada as well so here's that system as we head through the day on friday still too real sections to it one towards the north and then stretching down over to texas as it works its way eastwards it will be really dragging down the temperatures so for toronto instead of twenty eight degrees on saturday will be just seventeen for cool for us then and the rain clearing away dallas will also see the temperatures begin to tumble twenty four will be our maximum lots of heavy rain around to the central americans plenty of sunshine here but also quite a few showers some particularly lively ones over parts of cuba and across into
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jamaica as well and then for us further west there's been some very heavy downpours here panama city has seen some flooding and they'll be more showers as we head through the day on saturday on saturday against some of the outbreaks of rain really do very very heavy as we head down towards south america there's been plenty of rain here particularly over parts of paraguay and across into brazil a few more showers a lightly on friday to the south it's generally getting warmer. the weather sponsored by cats on a race. discovered the stories you didn't know about. be a witness to life changing scenes. no just the changes that affect all of us. experience our worlds and be a part of it. refocus al-jazeera balkans
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international documentary film festival saturday will from twenty first to twenty fifth september. the russian orthodox church has deep pockets and we're up with expansion may bear its crucial role in putting his grip on power with some elevating the former k.g.b. officer to sainthood president putin as our leader that should get into all the people in power investigates how often it's attempted elimination by the soviet union religion has returned to the hall to the russian state the orthodox connection on a zero. welcome back a reminder of our top stories on this al-jazeera news hour rescue operations are to
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resume fidei morning on lake victoria in tanzania where at least forty four people have died in a ferry sinking estimate suggests hundreds of people were on bought board the boat when it capsized a number of dead is expected to rise elite is a warning britain's prime minister that time is running out to agree on a bracks a deal a warning came in the final day of the e.u. summit in salzburg austria austria with just six months to go until britain. the european union e.u. council president donald tusk says to resume his proposal is unworkable but maine says her deal the so-called chekist brown is the only one on the table. and hundreds of supporters of the ugandan opposition politician bobby wine have gathered outside his home in kampala he has just returned from the u.s. where he received medical treatment for injuries he says he suffered in police custody in uganda. now a senior u.n. humanitarian official for syria says air raids and ground offensives are likely to
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continue in the last rebel stronghold. this despite a plan that has delayed any major military offensives russia and turkey are still working out the details of a fifteen to twenty kilometer wide didn't arise called or it's designed to keep government troops and rebels apart but as stephanie decker reports montauk here many are confused about how it will work. the demilitarized zone agreed on by turkey and russia is due to be established around fifteen kilometers from here it's a topic on everyone's mind when the. demilitarized zone will be a separate zone between us and the regime turkey will ensure our side and russia will ensure their regimes in order to prevent any battle i think all the factions will accept this because turkey is pushing forward and we are with turkey. but these fighters a coalition called the national liberation front are believed to be backed by turkey and getting them to fall in line will be easy the problem may be with groups
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that have been deemed terrorist organizations like the hill formerly known as the nostra front and accused of having links to al qaeda. i don't think hyatt to reality will disappear they will break up and join the other factions there is no way that turkey will accept them staying in a loop so what if h.g.'s in other groups refuse to abide by this deal their positions remain unclear what will turkey do and what happens next will government forces be taking over these areas over time there are many more questions than answers that confusion is also felt in lot of. the city about ten kilometers away from the agreed demilitarized so i gave that i feel i don't live in the congo or what's happening a lot of foreign states are involved and we don't know anything so. this is not the end of the revolution there are twenty million people who wanted the region to fall that twenty million wanted to liberate syria there are twenty million who want to
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see the victory flag on the presidential palace but it is seen to be the last stand of the armed opposition how much of it lives future will be decided militarily and how much will be decided politically remains unclear what is clear damascus is adamant it will take it back stephanie decker or jazeera on talk yeah at least twenty one more people have been killed in the philippines after a landslide buried dozens of homes in two villages near sable city it's not known how many more are trapped under the rubble the landslide was triggered by heavy monsoon rain just days after northern philippines was battered by its most powerful typhoon this year. now environmental campaigners in the u.k. say they'll keep fighting to stop mud from a nuclear facility being dumped into the sea waste from the hinkley point plant is being dragged and released into the bristol channel that's not the reports a legal challenge is underway. not far from the welsh coast
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environmental activists keep a close eye on a huge belgian registered ship we make in six to four feet outside the. it's come from a nuclear plant that's being built on the coast of somerset england and campaigners say the mud it's dumping at sea could contain dangerous radioactive materials they also say it's dropping its load outside a designated dumping area which lies less than two kilometers off shore the campaign is legal bottle in the courts is still going on but they failed to get an injunction imposed on that means that ships like this can carry on the dredging and dumping off the wells coast on an almost daily basis. french energy giant e.t.f. along with a chinese partner is building a nuclear power plant known as higley point c next to two existing facilities the new plant should begin generating electricity in twenty twenty five and the company
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says the dredging will allow six huge vertical showoffs to be drilled for the cooling water system an a.d.f. spokesperson told our jazeera all the permissions needed for dredging the hinkley point c. are in place and the money is no different to sediment found anywhere else up and down the coast the hinkley point sea project team welcomes public discussion and has been open and transparent about the facts around this activity. but this independent member of the welsh assembly argues that it's not clear a thorough environmental impact assessment was ever done it only done one kind of testing and to identify the uranium and the plutonium particles which may or may not be in the mud they need to do three types of testing yell for the my spectrometry they only get gamma so therefore they just don't know and that in that building over there is a huge amount of ignorance as i say they've allowed this country to beach treats it's like a colony the welsh government says international standards have been met but in recent weeks hundreds of people have demonstrated outside the assembly one hundred
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thousand signed petitions calling for the mud dumping to stop. absence of evidence is not everything stops and. that is no argument against. therefore the precaution you can suppose to take to be. the government in this case so that the people colonists taking the most people from. the people behind the protest say they have the law and increasingly public opinion on their saw eat their legal challenge is set to resume next week. hurricane florence has left its mark on the southeastern united states and there's a danger lurking in the aftermath rising floodwaters are now carrying pollution and toxic chemicals across north carolina threatening waterways and drinking water john hendren reports the floodwaters of hurricane florence are unleashing
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a toxic slurry of hard waste north carolina's swollen river basins are home to thousands of hog and poultry farms in four thousand lagoons filled with hallways this stage department of environmental quality says at least one hundred ten of them are leaking into floodwaters or are likely to start leaking soon yes there are some problems today but the concern is what is happening. well what's going to happen over the next few days isn't all that heavy rain floods that way downstream two years ago the waters that followed hurricane matthew flooded fourteen lagoon but none breached as the floodwaters of florence continue to rise environmental officials say this time the worst is yet to come we did see a couple facilities today that were already in serious trouble they were surrounded by water there were surrounded by water there are spray fields or completely covered up the situation is not good but it's not good today but it's likely to get much worse throughout the rest of the week as the waters start to get to their
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their flood level. through carolina has nine point seven million pigs they produce ten billion gallons of manure each year president trump has promised federal aid for the recovery but once the groundwater becomes polluted that job becomes much more difficult and if ingested the excess nitrates in hog waste can cause blue baby syndrome a potentially fatal condition in which a child's blood cells are deprived of oxygen the storm has already proved fatal to fifty five hundred pigs in three point four million chickens and turkeys. another environmental hazard coal ash which contains toxic substances like mercury and arsenic that can pollute waterways drinking water in the air north carolina's duke energy company reported that enough coal ash has spilled near the city of wilmington to fill in a lympics sized swimming pool the state's environmental managers say north carolina's pollution problem is likely to grow worse as the floodwaters continue to rise john hendren. one of the biggest banks in the u.s.
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says it's cutting up to ten percent of jobs over the next three years wells fargo pounds today off more than twenty six thousand work as a spot of a turnaround plan the bank hopes will help reduce cost by four billion dollars over two years as trying to recover from a series of scandals that started in twenty fifteen involving. employees opening fake bank accounts and selling unnecessary insurance. the high stakes standoff underway in washington a woman who has accused the nominee for the supreme court of attempted sexual assault is up against the president and the republican establishment cohen explains what's happening behind the scenes. where the testimony you're about his confirmation seems certain brett kavanaugh poised to cement a conservative supreme court for generations i do until this woman went public with an allegation she says kevin sexually assaulted her in high school christine blasi
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forward once the federal bureau of investigation to look into the matter any witness who lied to them would be committing a serious crime but republicans said no this investigative about six times before that that's not true the f.b.i. could investigate if president donald trump told them to he won't i had the floor republicans had demanded that she testified next monday her lawyer responded she'll testify next week just not on monday where i'm focused right now is doing everything that we can to make dr ford comfortable with coming before our committee democrats say this is just simply unfair and charge republicans don't actually want to know the truth someone who is lying does not ask the f.b.i. to investigate their claims we have to get to the bottom of this as americans before we put someone on the supreme court for life this is high stakes and not
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just because of what it will mean to the highest court in the land. i mean took to the streets in record numbers after trump became president angry at his treatment of women if republicans are seen to be mistreating a woman now with less than two months until the congressional elections they risk this year showing up next at the ballot box. a point brought home thursday by a fresh round of protests and arrests over this controversial nomination. to call him al-jazeera washington. company prices are a twelve year high and as a result colombian farmers are struggling to make a decent wage not coffee produces a calling on big companies like starbucks and nestle to subsidize farmers. travel to columbia's remote region of ravina where the situation is growing desperate. i leave you medallists coffee planes are as lush and loaded with beans as ever yet
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for the first time he's considering leaving them on the tree. with the situation as it is right now we can't continue producing we are running out of fertilizers we can't pare debts or pay the workers we've reached our limit the price buyers pay for a leave us pressures arabica beans has fallen to less than one us dollar a pound that's less than what it costs to grow the coffee in colombia's mountainous labor intensive coffee region you've got going to. i've seen people crying over what they're being paid for a bag of carter and beans people just crying out of desperation. current prices mean that farmers make less than one cent of the u.s. dollar for each cup of coffee sold across the world farmers here in colombia are wondering for just how long they'll be able to work at these prices there's already gave up like the owners of this field that abandoned it two months ago. it's very
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painful it's devastating because we spent all of our life growing coffee quickly recovering. these are new plants that just started producing last year so much work such a big investment yet the situation is so bad that these people decided to let the beans rot. the small representation of farmers held a sittin in front of the embassy of the european union to bring attention to do situation perfect man the moralists and activists of coffee for change and in geo that denounces what they call neo colonial coffee practices says farmers have no leverage let's. all work for. all. of them. this. or. that they. leave your says he's giving up hope.
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i'm not sure what we're going to do what i do know is that it's not sustainable and that we might be close to the end of the road. the colombian government said this considering emergency financial help for the growers but unless farmers receive a more fair share of the cut their beloved java will leave them with nothing but a bitter taste i listen to them. a london our exhibition is exploring the science behind addiction it looks at traditional subjects such as drugs and alcohol but it also examines the rising addiction to social media just a couple when has more. a table made of sugar by the dutch artist known as a tell you a one no. he's making a point about our dictions to consumer products just like sugar having the latest phone can make us feel good for a short time but when it fails. daniel
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regan's art is very personal and looks at his addiction to self harming strategy regardless of what it is it's self destructive and then be off the map and saving with pride of the guilt and shame that leads to more overwhelming feelings which links back to it will say the show's spans art and science contemporary artists using the expertise of neuroscientists psychologists to get a better understanding of all addictions including new obsessions like social media and screens. gallery visitors are taking part in further research for t.v. this is where he begins to notice is that nobody can come to see more about it so. it's a blind test of caffeinated versus decaf to study the placebo effect it's an important component in drug studies. technological innovations like detailed brain scans
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are helping scientist to figure out why some people get addicted and eventually even predict who's at risk there with children. in the best store to zero we had a look at that reading reward system and it finds you can predict who is going to go home and who's going to become who's going to use alcohol less. than. a creepy video considers how we calculate our self-worth does our social media feed truly reflect us or is it a fabrication of happiness. artist catriona beals video game looks at how we are enticed to engage as as long. but like all the.
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thank you very much the world anti-doping agency is facing mounting criticism over its decision to end russia's three year ban for state sponsored doping waters executive committee voted overwhelmingly to end the suspension at a meeting in the seychelles it paves the way for russian athletes to once again
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compete under their flag at international events this used in flies in the face of several athletes and anti doping bodies who feel russia have not done enough to earn reinstatement namely preventing access to their labs and refusing to publicly accept the mclaren report which on cover the government backed doping of more than a thousand athletes the water presidency craig reedie said today the great majority of waters exco decided to reinstate to solder as compliance with the code subject to strict conditions this decision provides a clear timeline by which water must be given access to the former moscow to borrow three data and samples or he says they will reinforce the ban so russia's lerer must still allow access but as you can imagine over in moscow the chief of rue solder welcomed the reinstatement by wada. purpura sure it's the first step in a significant one it opens the way to international competitions for athletes and
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federations moreover opens the possibility of competitions to be nominated in the russian federation in fact this is a result of very very hard work risotto are happy but there is widespread dismay among many athletes and n.t. doping bodies who before the vote urged water to stand firm against russia in fact they were to no votes within water itself including its vice president to linda hello and she said it was wrong and so welcome restart a back until they had fully and transparently met the roadmap today we failed the clean athletes of the world. there's a similar feeling from the chief of the u.s. anti-doping agency travis tygart who says water put the wishes of a handful of sports administrators above the rights of millions of clean athletes and the dreams of billions of sports fans and more strong words from the whistleblower who expose the russia doping program in the first place dr gregory of through his lawyer jim walden he described what is decision as the greatest
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treachery against clean athletes in a limb pick history. our sports correspondent lee wailings has more to help unpack a story on what's been one of waters toughest states in its eighteen year history wilder's reputation is in a very difficult position here you could say this is close to being the biggest crisis that ever had you remember that one doesn't sort of sit above all sports water is actually funded largely by the international olympic committee so they have to study in with the i.o.c. and have to try and get on with them and they have been under pressure from the i.o.c. were very cozy relationship with russia at a high level to find a way to reinstate them and of course this goes against the incredible findings originally where there was over a thousand russian athletes in different sports were implicated so you can see people looking at this as usual the public that are watching these events and
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watching these sports wondering can i trust any of this now of course let's not make the mistake of talking just about russia it's only russia that has athletes who died be the first to say that this is i widespread problem throughout many nations and throughout such a large range of sports but i think what's happened here is that over the last few years so widespread so wide scale was the russian dolls paid that if proper action could have been taken then to ban russia in the sports the year is. can we trust anything we see in sports doping has been a topic of conversation ahead of saturday's wool heavyweight title fight between anthony joshua and alexander povetkin the russian fighter who failed to drug tests back in twenty sixteen but after serving a short ben he's got the chance to take all four of joshua's belts if he wins their fight in london joshua admits it's not good for the sport and wants tougher sanctions. why opinion is you know if you're on drugs you get banned
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simple as that. and then number two it's not for me to make that decision are not part of committee by this do you believe in a fair fight you know i mean it's not like. i'm just trying to prove my swing i'm going in there. and knock you out damages my opponent help me should be more severe. i've always been in the business in boxing those folks in myself worrying about what the committees if they're not a judge's order referees in there and you know me so much as my opinion they should be a bit more civility. my job in this issue is to show. the non-drug she is a strong woman that's what i have to do. what if they were so you know concerned about drug cheats and he would have been a president. obviously the powers that be have let it happen and he seems to be a man that she and i just have to deal with that tiger woods has a share of the lead of the season ending p.g.a.
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tour championship be carded for birdies and an eagle on the way to an impressive five under par opening round of sixty five that was matched only by fellow american ricky fowler woods in with a great shot of ending a strong comeback season with that elusive eighteenth p.g.a. tour title and still technically has a chance of winning the fed ex cup ten million dollars bonus over on the european tour sergio garcia also had a five under par opening round of the portugal masters warming up nicely for next week's ryder cup week it's a wildcard pick for europe but he's three shots behind the leader australian lukas herbert's who went eight under on thursday to lead outright shot clear of the field . the ladies europeans who are paid an emotional tribute to spanish amateur player about a kid who was murdered in the united states this week play was suspended for a minute's silence at the mediterranean open in spain twenty two year old but king won the european ladies' amateur championship earlier this year on monday she was
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found dead on a golf course in iowa where she was studying at university a homeless man has been charged with first degree murder it's exactly one year so the day until the rugby world cup kicks off in japan. the tournament organizing committee held an event in turkey on thursday to mark the three hundred sixty five day countdown it will be the first rugby world cup held in asia and the first hosted by a nation outside rugby traditional top tier it all kicks off with hosts japan against russia on september twentieth twenty nineteen we begin our final countdown with confidence but not complacency every second counts and i know that the passion of the people the dedication of the government the cities and the organizers we can and will deliver a very special and a game changing rugby world cup arigato but bad news for any
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players heading to the world cup with tattoos world rugby is asking to cover them up in japan so as not to offend the japanese locals who have long associated tattoos with than the tortillas you're koos a crime syndicates. now in sport they're often seems to be one team or play with an unfair advantage so you might think that this is the epitome of that take a look at this a race between a fighter jets private plane i mean literally a formula one car and the superbike the five competitors face still fed an airport runway in turkey and it was not the jet or the plane that crossed the line first instead the superbike took first place and that's all the sport for months from now we'll have another update for you again later on peter thank you very much and more sports on our website at al-jazeera dot com all the very latest on all of the top stories on there as well that's it for this news hour from me funny back to the whole team thank you for watching.
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my name is a place where this is called down home. spring you know me jewel once you know you all ends up with money managerial is resilient and is just for a surprising planet here yes. yes to every normal. my nigerian. on al-jazeera. and the reported world on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to full dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been
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truly unable to escape the war. it's. the i'm.
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still where ever you are. dozens of people are killed off to an overloaded ferry capsized in tanzania. and welcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha the middle of the problem also ahead tourism a went to salzburg expecting support for bricks and plan but other e.u. countries delivered a very different message. celebrations in uganda as pop star turned politician bobby one who turns home from the u.s. where he received medical treatment for injuries he says he suffered in that ugandan police custody.


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