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hundred and fifty millimeters of rain we're probably going to get about the same again and to put that in context i mean that's about a year's worth from this one event. and this is coming at the same time of course as we've already had sight flown forever make landfall was the aftermath of looking like there. it's been a fairly unprecedented weather people here have been talking about these two events happening several changes lee it's very rare that it does take place and they are the psych lone in northern territory now as it passes through that has been downgraded to a tropical storm but still people are clearing up there is still flooding and the size of it is what staggers many people it was several hundred kilometers across psycho trevor that's about the size of the state of new south wales and the concern is that although these are fairly the less populated areas fairly remote nonetheless but the populations living there this is been pretty traumatic many
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people displaced and waiting for these storms to pass to see what damage is being created and how they clean up afterwards so i mean all right thanks so much from the right there in the thick of it port hedland. still ahead for you we go to christ church where the community continues to all of victims of the mosque shootings. vising in paris as police band yellow vests protesters from some of the city's most iconic areas. hello again it's good to have you back well here across the levant we are watching a storm system coming out of egypt actually and this one is going to promise to bring quite a bit of rain over the next few days across much of the area so here's
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a storm system right now making its way towards the northeast and on sunday here it is we are going to see in the area of low pressure over syria heavy rain across much of this area all the way back across northern iraq iran and up to the north and turkey it is going to be snow as we go towards monday well we're going to be seeing not a lot of movement with the storm system but the rain continues across much of this area the snow actually goes away but the rain continues and we could be seeing some localized flooding across much of the region we will be watching that very carefully well here across the gulf as well as into the arabian peninsula it is going to be clouds for many locations there up to the north we are going to see clouds with probably some embedded rain as well for here in doha attempt to for us of about twenty seven degrees so it could go up to about twenty eight as we go towards monday but abu dhabi it is going to be a warm day for you at thirty one degrees there and some good news for mozambique because of the season we are not seeing a lot of that tropical activity making its way towards the north the flooded area will start to actually recede as we go towards the next couple of days but harare
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we will see clouds and euphoric as a twenty seven and medicare aska at twenty. two with a sponsored by town and this. isn't a problem for your candidate that you may not have a health question mark over him but he does have a corruption question markers really doesn't look good. then israeli officials are not going to do really well you know knowing that what you say let me read you get why there's a lot of disillusionment with the u.n. across the globe his father has called for breaks doesn't build confidence it breaks will join me mad he has gone on up front of my guests from around the world and we debate the week's top stories and take issues here and i'll just say.
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they're watching out zero reminded now of our top stories this hour polls in thailand of opened in the first general election since the two thousand and fourteen military coup more than fifty two million tires are eligible to elect five hundred members of parliament critics say it isn't true democratic since the entire upper house is appointed by the military. death toll in one of southern africa's worst natural disasters is continuing to rise more than a week off the sides only die swept across the region more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and allowing australia is being hit by its second big storm in two days a site over on the cross is the north west coast of port hedland today earlier travel hits from remote part of the north coast. another vigil is going on in christ church remembering the victims of a gunman who shot and killed fifty people at two mosques the event is happening just across from the north mosque which was the first to be attacked on friday
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exactly a week after the shooting spree the call to prayer was broadcast across new zealand during national commemorations. andrew thomas is there we can say a lot of people have turned out what's going on andrea. chill. has gone away literally in the last few seconds and it's beginning with a call to prayer. as well. but really this is a chance for the broader. to come together and remember the. terrible events of so affected this city. as many as. expected that was the estimate. you remember.
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on friday attended by the prime minister just. found significance to the muslim community. but this is an event for the. andrew many around the world who have noted the contrast between the way that the prime minister has handled this event sort of inclusive tolerant. and how that contrast is sort of divisive and is going on elsewhere around the world in europe in the u.s. with trump is in and so on the new zealand is satisfied with wages and has handled this. well i speak for christchurch because that's where i've been for the last just over a week but most honorable here in fact no one i've spoken to says anything of the british you are deeply impressed by the prime minister she's only been prime
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minister say months no they really feel she has got the toes of the group of her response to this tragedy right and go to new york very very involved not only empathizing with just a bit you know as. a show her. swearing a bit of it's passionate and gain her support for those communities but also for the. country for example comes in the wake of activity brought in new rules and regulations that ban the sorts of weapons used by the governments are certainly lots of people here who don't necessarily support politically saying to me that she's handled the last week brilliantly i was just on it speaking to a man just a few minutes ago who said he's handled it brilliantly it's just in his view and she's the leader of the wrong party that he supports and opposing r.t. here is evil but he thinks his prime minister has done an amazing job in the last few days and that is a view you hear again and again i'm not saying that every new zealander thinks that
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in the reserve or some of the zisha to have position on life you never quite know where that's coming from whether it's even or within not even certainly talking to people here in christchurch this week and the feeling is that their prime minister has done them proud and has a unified this country is as you say a very contrasting way to some of the disunity in other parts of the world's. tallest thanks so much there. at least one hundred thirty four felony herders have been killed in mali during an attack blamed on an ethnic militia group gunmen dressed as traditional guns oh hunters targeted the village. bank district they also attacked another full on a village nearby ethnic violence has compounded an already dire security situation mahdi's desert regions which he used as a base spiral and i saw links groups. well done the hunt is a part of molly's largest ethnic group while the nomadic finale people are dispersed throughout the whole and west africa the two communities often clash over
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access to land and water in january thirty seven people were killed in another full in the village that attack was also blamed on the dons over often accuse the full army of ties were hired a link fighters for money say mali's military arms dons are hunters to attack them for poor money from chatham houses africa program says that accusation is yet to be established. we don't yet know if the army has actually armed some of the traditional hunters what we do know is that over the sort of four or five years that this crisis in the center of the country is accelerated the army has really struggled to maintain any control there been a lot of random attacks on military bases and particularly isolated military outposts for example or checkpoints where armed police always on dhamma checking on travelers and that has stirred up bitterness among the army the army is not always
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been as disciplined as it should have been not as well trained as it should have been and this is a very different situation from the north where for example the french and the un forces are deployed in much greater force which is a bit nearer to a conventional sort of anti terrorist situation this is a really a mixed up community situation with an awful lot of bitterness intentional that sides america's powerful pro israel lobby apac begins its conference on sunday it's happening at a time of unprecedented pro israel decisions by the trumpet ministration mike hanna reports. it's a close relationship like none before president trump has repeatedly made clear his support of israel reversing decades of u.s. policy by moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and most recently recognizing israeli sovereignty over the golan heights his decision to unilaterally tear up the nuclear deal with iran
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another move that delighted israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who sometimes was at a loss for words in proclaiming his gratitude president. and just made history i called him i thanked him on behalf of the people of israel did it again. congress too has played its role in recent days a bipartisan bill introduced in the house denouncing efforts to boycott israel and as incompatible with a two state solution despite this clear signs of a potential split among democrats with regard to israel new representative omar controversially implied that israel was buying supporting congress a claim she subsequently withdrew but not before an intense debate among members of the democratic party caucus the first palestinian american representative in congress russia. adding her voice in cautioning against unconditional support for
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israel. these new positions in the party gaining some traction a number of democratic presidential contenders have announced they will not attend the conference senior democratic party leaders like house speaker nancy pelosi and senate minority leader chuck schumer will take part in the conference. at issue the votes of jewish americans in twenty twenty in the last election donald trump drew just over twenty percent of the jewish vote as opposed to the nearly eighty percent cost for hillary clinton a statistic president trump is clearly intent on reversing to the extent of labeling democrats anti semitic the democrats are very much movement to be had by israel there's no question about that and it's a disgrace i mean i don't know what happened to them but they are totally real frankly i think there is
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a commons that may resonate in israel with president trump support his bolstering the prime minister's chances in next month's election but it will be a concern for an organization with a slogan connected for good one that traditionally has been staunchly bipartisan in politics both home and abroad mike hanna al-jazeera washington. clashes have broken out in paris during the nineteenth straight weekend of yellow vests protests paris police banned demonstrations from gathering on the shelves elisei after shops and businesses were looted there last weekend and soldiers have been deployed to guard public buildings a move that's been widely criticized violence between police and protesters broke out in other cities too including in the north and to lose in the south these were the scenes in those police fired tear gas the demonstrations began last november over fuel tax rises the struggle over brags it has spilled back onto the streets of
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london and a huge show of discontent and frustration over the political limbo hundreds of thousands marched to demand britain be given a chance to rethink its decision to leave the e.u. from london gago reports. they bought central london to a standstill at a time when the government is power lies by brics it this was supposed to be the week when the u.k. would have picked on its divorce from the european union instead. there is more uncertainty more waiting and more anger and the forty eight percent of britons who voted in the referendum three years ago to remain in the u.k. are increasingly exasperated this wasn't what they were promised this was a campaign based on lies and i think people. leaving the european union were actually means was politicians from across the spectrum called for the government
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to arrange another referendum echoing the demonstrators concerned that the deadlock whether you. voted for remain in europe you know to leave european union whichever approach will fall to you support i think we could all agree that the talks were being forced on the national interest filmmakers so poor and the rich are so like us weaker not stronger it's making us more divided not more you know. they came from all over britain all against the very idea of brics it and given the strength the feeling on show here it's very difficult to see how this can be reconciled when an even if breaks it happens i wanted to remain because i'm european i'm one of a cloud and i want to stay one of a club i don't want us to be little britain are all on our own there is a lot riding on what happens over the next few days now the prime minister to resign may face extra time to push through her deal she is facing the political
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fight of her life one but she may not survive may has blamed british m.p.'s for the bricks and obstacles and that has cost us support for another attempt at a vote on ho withdrawal agreement the marchers insist that nothing is a done deal britain is in full so. being of a political crisis not seen in decades while there is a political stalemate it is impossible to predict what happens next but opposition to it here is alive and kicking die any time soon. al-jazeera london an exhibition of thirty five red dresses had a museum in washington d.c. is highlighting crimes against native american women they are ten times more likely to be murdered than the u.s. national average the artist i mean black hopes the new exhibit at the smithsonian prevents more women going missing. my name is jamie black and i am the
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artist behind the red dress project and it's an installation art project for a missing and murdered indigenous women girls i really wanted to bring forth and bring forwards and create a space for indigenous women's voices through doing this work and really breaking the silence around the violence women are experiencing but also creating a space to talk about our power and and the ways we want to move forward as as communities read us a really powerful and spiritual and ceremonial color for many cultures across the world to me it's the color of life blood and so it's really about our power and our sacredness as women but it's also you know it also leads to the violence that women are experiencing in the spilling of the sacred blood since the onset of colonization in indigenous communities and settlers have had a fraught and violent relationship. really based on a theory sure of indigenous voices and so i think that you know indigenous women
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have always been the center of community and culture and they're in direct opposition to this this colonial encroachment and i really make it make the link between violence against indigenous women and into tonight's women standing up to maintain culture and community in the face of colonisation. i think the power of art is really it speaks to people's hearts and i think that people you know when they when they walk by these dresses they feel a presence next to them and they can erase that feeling and that connection and it really opens up a space for us to educate and talk to people about what's going on if they don't know but it also offers a space of of mourning and a space to for families to come and connect their loved ones and see that we are supporting you know them.
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this is our new series and these other top stories voting is underway in thailand's first election since the two thousand and fourteen military coup more than fifty two million thais are eligible to select the make up of the five hundred seat house of representatives critics say the process isn't truly democratic since the senate is appointed by the military death toll in one of southern africa's worst natural disasters is continuing to rise more than a week after cyclonic die swept across the region more than seven hundred people have died in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi the executive director described the scene on the ground as this parade stating that the situation on the ground and i quote are quoting her the situation on the ground remains critical of the reason no electricity or running water or hundreds of thousands of children need immediate help the priority right now is to give them shelter food water education protection australia is being hit by
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a second big storm in two days as cyclon veronica crosses the northwest coast of port hedland it's moving slowly bringing a big storm surge day earlier trevor here to remote part of the north coast u.s. backed rebels in syria say they've captured isis last pocket of land in eastern syria warning the armed group still poses a threat. to our forces have raised our flags in big groups and have declared the end of this so-called caliphate in north and syria this victory couldn't have been a sheave were it not for the great sacrifices of our brave martyrs details of the mother reported the possible collusion between russia and dog trumps two thousand and sixteen campaign could be revealed to congress spying sunday attorney general william barr says he will write two reports one for congress and another for the public. a vigil is being held in christ church remembering the victims of
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a government who shot and killed fifty people at two mosques the event is happening just across from the mosque. at least fifteen people have been killed in a gun battle in somalia's capital attackers stormed the government building after detonating a suicide car bomb it's up front now stay with us. al jazeera is a very important source of information for many people around the world and all the cameras are gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going to talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. how worried should we be about the danger of nuclear war on the indian subcontinent in this new season of upfront acclaimed india novelist and activist r. and dottie roy.
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i'm in the hot sun also on the show venezuela's political and economic crisis is deepening under president nicolas maduro and the u.s. and over fifty other nations say they want him out so are we now on the verge of a military intervention that's our debate but first india and pakistan became the first nuclear powers to launch air strikes against each other after the recent violence in kashmir tensions remain high but many in india have been celebrating prime minister most aggressive starts giving him a boost before the country's upcoming elections one of india's most famous novelist and human rights activists though he says modi is part of the problem not the solution this week's headlines indian literary legend. or inductee roy thank you for joining me on outfront tension between india and
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pakistan are at their highest for decades a lot of your fellow indians would say that you should be standing with your country with your government with your prime minister narendra modi but you've come out against him again why. well i've always been against prime minister ever since even at the time he was the chief. in two thousand and two but right now i feel that you know he has been extremely reckless in what he did. by doing those sort of symbolic airstrikes. after the attack india and pakistan became the first two nuclear powers to bomb each other to put. into jeopardy because of a problem that they have not just been able to saws but has actually been.
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perpetrating for so long and that problem is in fish me you've also said the pakistani prime minister quote acted with dignity and rectitude throughout this crisis many others around the world of praised prime minister kan as well but should he also be held responsible a lot of indians would say for being in charge of a country that has failed to crack down on groups like mohamad which took responsibility for the attack on indian personnel just a week off to the attack a global financial watchdog said that pakistan still even on the imran khan is not doing enough to stop the funding of terrorism and money laundering. yeah well i was elise that particular moment when we could have flashed into war you know i was not commenting on. the whole dispute which is
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a complicated one and of course you know. to take action against groups like the jaish is a responsibility of pakistan. but you know history did not begin with. so i think we need to look at that. very very the whole world. turn his attention to push me because we are in a very very dangerous situation there is a problem though that the rest of the world is more concerned about nuclear war than about the plight of the kashmiris well i mean if they cared about nuclear war they'd have to care about. and frankly it's not just that they care about a war you're looking at an economy like. a country like pakistan bought. by weapons and you know things that keep that military industrial complex in the works west ticking so there are very serious reasons
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for why people have looked away but now with this i don't think you can look at just on the indian press and the conflict in kashmir how much is the indian media and the very nationalistic cable news channels that we see from the far how much do you think that's to blame for all this tension and hostility i mean do journalists complicit in ramping up some of these tensions. there are more than complicit sometimes they are literally calling for war i mean you had a major television anchor saying we don't want to contemplate the condemnation we have on blood you know one of the most terrifying things in india now is that you have something like four hundred. twenty four hour news channels i mean even of the government government for those media channels. openly lie publishing fake knowing that it's think some of those channels are all
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by weapons they have a vested interest some are most are owned by major corporates the biggest corporation in india twenty seven twenty four hour news channels you know. the conflict of interest is unbelievable let's talk about. what's happening on the ground in indian administered kashmir in particular the suicide bomber at the center of this recent escalation. he was reportedly humiliated by police officers while in school he was shot in the leg during violent twenty sixteen protests when he joined a group of fighters in march twenty eighth his family told reporters and the indian military's response was to raid their home set it on fire now no one is justifying what he did but how different would the reaction in india be to his story if more people knew about his story and more people knew about what's happening on the ground in me there's nothing special about that story that's the story
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of average young man and that's why everything is so dangerous you know it's not what i'm saying is this beyond a question of posturing and condemnation nationalism now you did have senior journalist think we could have a limit can you kill or for heaven's sake i mean in fun job the president's lawn that crops you can breathe in there lee and they're talking about living when you kill or they're i mean this is a situation of absolute. and what is your position. are you for independent. you know i am nobody to say what should happen to me my position is that the shreddies should be given a chance to express their opinion fearlessly what do they want why are we so scared of that no i guess that they should have the final say but you're not just a novelist of course you're a political analyst if you could wave
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a magic wand what would you do to me if i could wave a magic wand i would say that you need to demilitarize and you need to ask the people that have been fighting for since nineteen forty seven what is it that they want you know why have seventy thousand people died why are hundreds of. teenager's been blinded why have so many people been tortured for what why are people willing to kill them why our citizens willing to come in the way of bullets. the army cordons of a militant and people just throw themselves in the path of the why so just to be clear if the if the question really is did get a vote and they voted for independence from india and from pakistan let's say you would support that you would say you're not opposed to breaking up that part of india look i'm not i'm not any kind of. believes in the
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sanctity of maps i mean if indians believe that it's all right for them to. intervene in bangalore. and to separate what was there pakistan from west pakistan and liberate that place which was me which was being assaulted there was genocide being committed in bangladesh if indians believe that that's ok then how in what way do they justify their position on pressuring you've been accused by your army of right critics in india of being among other things an apologist for militant groups in kashmir as well as india's maoist for it is to you once said i do feel it's incredible that these poor poor people are standing up against this mighty state what is your position on minority groups taking up arms against the indian government which for all its sins and flaws is in the elected government. well you
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know i ask to speak like if you go to the center to the villages as i have been deep into the forests of central india are four or five days walk from the main road where you have vigilante armies raised by the government plus paramilitary forces surrounding. indigenous peoples villages burning their own raping their women chasing people off the land in their tens of thousands what do you want us people to do in the middle of the forest corner hunger strike when they're already starving what what do you expect them to do you know. obviously i'm not just suggesting that everybody picks up arms and starts shooting people you know but if there's nonviolent protests it's not a loud if there's armed resistance is not allowed all of us are supposed to be ok with that and making the status quo sorry. india's elections begin in just
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a few weeks prime minister has exploited the recent crisis in pakistan we're seeing a lot of nationalism xenophobia on the part of government ministers is he going to get reelected with this kind of rhetoric and campaign do you think. quite honestly i don't think so because the situation here is that everything is in crisis farmers are in crisis universities are in crisis banks are in crisis courts are in crisis i don't think it's going to work there's something else happened and something else may well have you have said in the past that the opposition party the congress party has quote done by night what the b j p modi's party does by day five years into this modi era is that really still your view of congress that they're basically all the same. that's a very tough question to answer you know because one looks back at the history of
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what the congress has done and you do. however the more it is not the problem or the representative of the most powerful organization in india r.s.s. with hundreds of thousands of volunteers it's a cultural that could chose to be j.p. it was set up in nineteen twenty five it has. always maintained that the indian constitution is a horrible constitution it has always maintained that india should be declared a. nation so now we are in that sort of. politics and modis politics would you call that the hindutva of politics would you call that kind of politics fascist well the r.s.s. itself it's all ideologues have written so much in praise of. in praise of mussolini have caused mostly i'm second class citizens have called christians and called mean is there any if you look at the games that have been played. so far
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slug attacks the trail of death of more of lynchings you see fascism what else do you see is in the really big problem for you and people who are opposed to modi modi still has the support according to the recent polls of the majority of indians you are in a minority as a critic of the big problem. it's a problem but the thing is that majority area is. and fascist they have an awesome logic wall between them so in the last elections they proved that they didn't need muslims in this election they are going to try and prove they don't need. another caste equations in india something we haven't spoken about because that runs this country and i don't believe i mean more they didn't come to power with a majority of the wards anyway but you know there are thousands of people in jail today thousands you know the kilos of. people who have been held guilty of
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massacring you know ninety people in the road up r.t. on two thousand and two. who was. couldn't drink to and who actually openly boasted on camera that he slit open a pregnant muslim all. stomach recently been released whereas human rights lawyers professors active. indigenous people. and you yourself were imprisoned in the past for your protests against the norm. you've been very outspoken in your criticisms of both parties of the military of police forces of violence you've been criticized for that obviously you've been so i mean you get death threats do you worry for your life. you know i have always to care for you know i am somebody. who is protected by my
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readers in some ways that's all the protection that i have but it's happening to so many people you know people have been killed of course go to locations so many others have been killed so it would be silly to say oh i don't worry at all but all of us worry all of us are careful for the first step back several times on the first try to live in this country. in the most intelligent way that we can and save. how we can when we can. already see roy thanks for joining me on out front. you're welcome you're. more than three million refugees an economy in freefall and more than fifty nations around the world including the u.s. demanding the president stand aside to make way for the opposition leader venezuela is in a serious crisis so is it time for chavez's successor president nicolas maduro to
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step down or will the u.s. backed change in the government in caracas constitute a coup joining me to debate this venezuelan american lawyer and journalist who served as an advisor to the late president chavez and make an american national security and foreign policy columnist for blue. who says regime change is the only moral option thank you both for joining me in the arena eva let me start with you it isn't just the u.s. you have canada france germany the u.k. the e.u. parliament venezuela's neighbors brazil argentina colombia chile couldn't they have all indorsed one as the new president the opposition leader in terms of both the global scene and the regional scene president maduro doesn't have much of the just a missile left as he he is the current president of venezuela who's in power he's in the presidential palace he won an election last year under questionable circumstances that that can be contested by the opposition they chose to boycott it
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for the most part but he is in power he has the support up until now of the armed forces and at least at the higher levels and he has control of the state institutions so there is also support formentera i mean i absolutely there are millions of venezuelans who have supported him and may not be content with the current situation in the country but don't support you know the kind of cool like situation that's taking place he's the elected president of venezuela he's in the presidential palace who cares what other countries think well i don't think he is the elected president as well as his election ones didn't pass any kind of international muster almost all the countries that you mentioned did not recognize that election there were significant members of his opposition most notably leopoldo lopez who was in jail and could not run the reason that the opposition boycotted that election is because they had seen slowly but surely under nicolas menorahs reign you know an erosion and an attack on the very powers of you know
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venezuelan democracy particularly the national assembly which he basically neutered and then you know sort of revived an old form and called it his new legislature which you know undermined a very legitimate election in twenty fifteen when we were as opposition he's won a majority in that assembly that is the basis or the roots. of this crisis so when we talk about is majority elected well i would say that the election that was held in twenty eighteen was not legitimate no one recognized him but you wouldn't deny that millions of men as well and still support this president would you sure there are millions and i mean though i do think that he's losing his support in the areas that were the strongest supporters of chavez in part because the entire economy is collapsing yeah there are millions of supporters he has far less i think legitimacy and popular jussi than he did before you wrote on twitter last month that quote regime change is the only moral option in venezuela right now you said coals for compromise a delaying the transition to democracy given that this phrase regime change sure i
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was speaking the week of the anniversary of the iraq invasion when invoked in the u.s. that phrase associated with iraq with libya with hundreds of thousands of innocent people being killed should people in the u.s. really be talking about regime change in the same sentence as venezuela well i think that regime changes should be distinct matteis i think it's the outcome that we're talking about the means by which i support regime change in venezuela is to have a new election under an interim government and for there to be you know a vote and whoever wins to do that there my my issue with majority in this particular context is not because i think the us should invade venezuela as they did in iraq he has usurped power by staying past his first term and you know i don't recognize as most of the hemisphere doesn't recognize the last elections ok except i do disagree with anything absolutely because you know regardless of my position which is which is critical there are millions of venezuelans who did go to the polls and vote for him and believe that he is there
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are active president so the fact that one why those who died who was also elected as a member of the national assembly the fact that he's claiming and that the opposition is claiming him primarily even though the other countries are involved in president in latin america in europe it's really the trumpet ministration that is pumping up the opposition they would not be. able to take this as far as they have so far without that open and direct explicit and very aggressive support so i think that's a key factor because you may have venezuelans who don't want madeira as their president they would like change but they don't want to u.s. intervention either absolutely not nor do they want a us puppet so they don't someone and they see trump in the same way that many people around the world see trump which is this emblematic you know figure of u.s. imperialism and capitalism ok well i'd like to bring i think that i would quibble with a very with one thing that you said just then which is that the original driving force of this entire process was
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a sort of venezuelan supreme court in exile and what's known as the lima group which the u.s. is not a member of and so i don't i would say that yes the trump administration by coming out and saying that they supported this but it was done in consultation with all of these other countries in the room but the other countries are the ones who might take military action you say you're not in favor of military action i don't think the u.s. will either but we know we know that donald trump and john bolton don't have an objection to minute are constantly saying that the options on the table i mean donald trump donald trump told the acting f.b.i. there why can't we go toward venezuela quote they have all the oil and they're right on our back door that doesn't worry us size the search multiple times since then that a military option is on the table he said he said it just the other day meeting with the president of brazil i mean if you want to do it and you heard that what would you buy i would i would say that i my understanding from reporting and i think there's been some some public statements of this is well actually from elliott abrams and stuff and so forth is that they say that all options are on the table in order to dissuade. door of from doing something rash such as attacking the
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u.s. embassy which is now in the u.s. is evacuating its personnel or from doing something like arresting why go in and as we saw this week we you know saw the arrest of his chief of staff so i think that in it's mainly a form of public diplomacy donald trump has shown in his broader foreign policy that he does not lie. you know committing united states to wars in fact would like to brag about ending them we saw that in syria we're seeing that from hussein afghans we've also seen them make very hawkish noises on iran and venezuela i'm just wondering how you mentioned elliott abrams i mean again if you will madeira if you're of the venezuelan government supporter you see the point man on venezuela appointed by the trump administration is the guy who was involved in central america under reagan with el salvador and death squads genocide in guatemala etc what i mean regardless of our own positions of and what to what message is that sending to people in boston threats of military action are not that's not diplomatic discourse that's war discourse so of course the you know the position of
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the venezuelan government of nicolas maduro is going to see that as a direct threat why wouldn't there have been assassination attempts is it fair to say well i want regime change in venezuela but i don't support military intervention given the dura has the support of the defense minister and the security he's not going anywhere anytime soon so if you really want to get rid of him you would get behind a kind of trump bolton abrams regime change military and i don't i don't think abrams and and butler are spoiling for an invasion why is he holding another doesn't. hear about it it's a form of psychological warfare but more important than that never leads to real war more and more and more importantly more importantly i think he's trolling the press and trying to sort of send messages or more importantly i don't think scenes are very good for dora right now even if you are the prime minister of canada you are the prime minister of the u.k. you're the president from you see this humanitarian crisis you see this record number of refugees you see people taking to the streets protesting the government you see the opposition leader saying well according to my own study the
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constitution i can be interim president you've already said the election was flawed on behalf of your national government what are you supposed to do just avert your gaze what would you want me to do i think absolutely there should be diplomatic pressure or there should be efforts to facilitate dialogue a negotiated process but again i mean there is a crisis in venezuela but and not to down play. they are underestimating the experiences of any venezuelans going through hardships it is not a humanitarian crisis that we would call for example yemen it's not a situation where we're looking at a famine you know yes there have been more refugees or an exodus of venezuelans and ever before in history but a lot of those are economic refugees and that's again not to underestimate their own hardships but you know i mean there is still you go to venezuela and if you go to the remote regions you're going to see you know like more rural you'll see the impact of the crisis more but in the city you still have people there going i mean if you were to go visit today you would say what has the media been telling me i
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mean the hyperinflation in venezuela is the human absolutely anything that well there are many things wrong in that i mean we're good at this what is the solution going forward in terms of ending this crisis i would say absolutely there needs to be facilitated negotiation the side must take part in any kind of justice to one of them will be kims to what's the point of that is a new election is there is a new directions that should take place at some point but to get your oaken content to get to get there well i don't think that person think he should participate there are plenty of other candidates that should play a role but i think that the main point is that the side must be included because it represents still to this day a majority of people in venezuela they cannot be excluded they cannot be repressed or isolate you disagree with that solution why do you think it should be negotiations with the door and i think that the international community should remain strong and i think that there should continue to be in carriage when
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negotiations between many of the chevy's to politicians many of the democratic opposition politicians and the leadership of the military to ignore the resolution to eventually come to an agreement that says that we are unified that we no longer wanted the ruled by majority vote of the only visit in six months well i can do that over time in a day earlier call for a recall referendum but then they'd have to recognize the legitimacy of his press. ansi but there is a figure in the constitution that would allow for his term to be recall when after leaving that. thank you both for joining me on the show that's our show up front will be back next week. she was the spokeswoman for the students who took over the u.s. embassy in tehran in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine fourteen years on she's still a from believe in the principle she fought for. assume am to be rainy and vice president for women and family affairs. the fust day of school in bob
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an elementary school in mosul. this school is a military base firing rocket propelled grenades and mortars at nearby and out it falsus. most helpful than what it is like to be in school up to three years old war . six year old who does house of survived an ass like his home and almost wiped out his entire family he now lives in the popular destroyed house with his father and grandfather. the profess his son for the first day in school is hopeful making new friends would help is that a company. millions in thailand get their first chance to vote since the military ousted an elected
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government in two thousand and four. hello again i'm sam is a dan this is al jazeera live from doha so coming up. the u.n. warns of worsening situation in storm ravaged southern africa where the death toll is past seven hundred. i saw this forced out of its last scrap of land in syria u.s. bank kurdish forces though say the group still poses a threat plus. a terrifying ride for passengers on a cruise ship as its engines fail in rough seas pushing towards the rocky shore. this voting in its first election since a military coup in two thousand and fourteen the leader of that coup. wants to
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remain as prime minister through the ballot box his biggest challenge may come from the most prominent anti jointer party whose leader you can see voting here well it's linked to exiled former prime minister thaksin shinawatra he was ousted by the army in two thousand and six as was his sister eight years later a third group is led by anti tank scene democrat party which argues it can form a government that's neutral it's also the future forward party its charismatic billionaire front man is popular among younger people or voters will decide the makeup of the five hundred seat house of representatives while the senate is appointed by the military still probably is praising the democratic process. today the prime minister has voted like everybody else today in the name of the people one write one vote i hope everyone will vote in the election today to
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exercise their own right everyone wants democracy therefore everyone should exercise their rights in transparency and the country will be developed by our own hands. scott is in bangkok scott how is the turnout looking now. so far pretty good sam we were actually at the polling station where the prime minister cast his ballot a few hours ago now what we're looking at now we're about halfway through the polling day you know we saw the prime minister cast his ballot all the other main party prime minister candidates they have also cast their ballots and we have about maybe another five hours to go now turnout is expected to be quite good we had early polling last weekend big big numbers very very good turnout today we're expecting about the same hopefully you know we'll get some details toward the end of the day from the election commission they did release a number that fifty one million two hundred thousand registered voters could go out
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and cast their ballots today we know you know when you look behind me this is a polling station in the bangkok in the din dang district you know it looks a little empty behind me now but one of the reasons a lot of these polling stations are looking like this and that's because there are at least in bangkok there are more than six thousand places that people can go cast their ballots across the country there are ninety two thousand polling places so obviously election commission had their work cut out for us for them and they are really kind of a spreading the opportunity for people to cast their ballots across the country sami well they have a new electoral system they don't feel that it's giving everyone a fair chance. it's really when you talk to a lot of human rights experts and you look at what has happened leading up to this to this election no very very much delayed five delays in fact that this election went through and. because there were changes to the constitution that the military government did and one of the biggest one of the comes to this election is that the
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ruling party the party that's fronted by the military junta here they have a two hundred fifty seat head start if you will because they get to appoint all the members of the senate the upper house lower house are what people are voting for today that's five hundred seats but also there's that party the ruling party they have candidates out there so they will be able to gain some seats in today's election so they have this really big head start what might happen after the polls close today it's probably going to be some force training that needs to be done to form a coalition because it's very unlikely that one party part partly because of that head start the ruling party has will be able to get enough seats three hundred seventy six to form their own government so there's going to be some type of coalition now you mention the democrat party leading it into us now what's interesting about them is they are anti-toxin and their party which is the most popular party but they have said they've indicated that they might be interested in forming a coalition with the military backed party but not as prime minister at the head so
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again there's going to be a lot of you know we might hear some of the numbers at the end of the day but there's going to be a lot of horse trading a lot of negotiations for a coalition in the days and weeks to come before we know who the new government of this country is going to be sammy stop thanks for that. but death toll from a powerful sign pummeled southern africa has passed seven hundred as diseases tens of thousands of survivors more than four hundred are known to have died in mozambique alone but officials there and in zimbabwe say the numbers will keep climbing as waters recede so to me die on least flooding rain and fierce winds when it hit last friday the u.n. is asking the world to provide more help to aid agencies who say they're overwhelmed tony berkeley is a mozambique's port city of most of which has been damaged or destroyed. they are tired and traumatized but at least these victims of cycle own a safe now each one has their own harrowing story about the time the storms came
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each day more of them come mostly from boozy district. on monday which a batter is sixty five years of age he had a smallholding and lived alone he was rescued after spending four days stuck in a tree without food he says his life is changed forever by fellow good little blue wolf of the land and i have nothing to go back to my farm my house all were destroyed there is nothing left i need to start afresh but i don't know how. he lives here now in the sim or in michelle's school in bira along with twelve hundred other displaced people. kristina arrived on saturday after surviving for four days on the roof of a church in boozy her foot was infected after she stepped on a piece of submerged roofing while waiting to safety her future like many others is something she finds difficult to contemplate i. from now on life will be difficult i will need food i will need shelter he's crying for food now but i don't
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know what he will be crying for when we go back. these people are getting three meals a day and access to medical care so safe and sound and drive but they have no idea when they'll be able to go back to their homes that is if they have a home to go back to i. mean the massive emergency operation involves dozens of countries and it's costing more than fifty million dollars but the focus is now changing at the moment think that the that has the cute phase of risk is pretty much over those people needed to be lifted out of raging water. people and trees and the top of causes most of that is as as as those people most of those people have been rescued their artwork the think the focus area at the moment is relief getting that relief to the people who need it is now an urgent priority. before cholera and other diseases break out the situation is improving but there are still risk of further flooding sadly the risk of flooding is is ever present and
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ultimately we have red alerts now on two of the major rivers one is a busy flowing in from zimbabwe to the sea and the other is the boozy river which is a short fat flat river which floods very easily as already battle saturation of the dams are full so we're facing multiple risks that won't affect these people their concern is their next meal and how to rebuild their homes their communities and their lives tony berkeley al-jazeera bureau. australia is being hit by its second big storm in two days cycling veronicas crossing the north west coast at port hedland a day earlier trevor hits remote part of the north coast or on the co is rated as a category three two levels below the highest degree five moving slowly and bringing a storm surge. that speak now to wrong mcbride he's in the figure in port hedland
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it may have now dropped to a category three still looks pretty strong though there are how does it feel to be in it. that's right something i think we are probably seeing veronica just about it's worse as you said they had to make landfall about one hundred kilometers down the coast here in this stretch of western australia when strange around its center even though it's a category four it in excess of two hundred kilometers per hour i guess we are experiencing well over one hundred kilometers possibly gusting up to one hundred fifty under sixty but this hopefully is about as bad as it's going to get but still the locals tell us here it still could get slightly worse before it gets any better this whole area has been under a lockdown what they call the red alert. basically people told to stay where they live and to back down to see this thing through the concern for people here and
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where we are in this part of the coastline is right now at this hour we are approaching high tide if i can pull back here and allow john to zoom in a little bit we are having high tide in conjunction with a search tide of some two meters of extra water and as you can see here the surf is breaching the sand bank that we have in front of opposition now luckily for us we are raised above this by two or three meters that doesn't sound much but we weather like this and this is reassuringly mountainous a lot of the areas around where we are very low lying they are likely to be inundated by all of this extra water we're likely to see inland lakes either side of us and behind us as we effectively for the next day it seems become something like and i learned that in conjunction of course with the amount of rain that veronica is bringing with it we've had around one hundred fifty millimeters of rain
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here we will probably have about the same amount of again before this thing subside sammy wallace you rob the people of being evacuated like how much real danger faces the area. that's right i mean that this is the second cycle of that australia has been dealing with it is fairly unprecedented this very rarely happens the set first cycling event to the cycling traveler has now passed into northern territory but that was a massive system around the size of the state of new south wales hundreds of kilometers across now if that luckily if you like these both psychoses happened in fairly remote areas where not a lot of population but it has to be said that a lot of the population a very vulnerable coming from for example the into just indigenous communities people who have had to be evacuated i think precedented numbers especially in
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northern territory they haven't been evacuated like that before.


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