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tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  August 2, 2019 2:00am-3:01am +03

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hell of a small island off the coast of cuba it was yesterday registered 52 degrees celsius now that is hot even for this part of the world but this has been not as part of the world southwest iran kuwait and inside of iraq for the whole summer still 41 in the forecast around this whole area though high is hot the edge of the monsoon cloud rays edging from pakistan into afghanistan a few showers are destroying north of the baby news far north as tashkent are west of it nothing just wind direction to guide the temperatures there is a 30 bag does $45.00 to $47.00 now there would have been a strong. cutoff by this great incursion of pride from the south which has produced almost continuous cloud and drizzle insular for the last 2448 hours or so it's going green probably now and if you shall see my tweet spot for the high ground in
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the south which is saudi or in yemen but the 45 endure hard drive 45 once again for friday and probably for saturday with the breeze now coming out of the dry north the cloud there is still extensive and the green dots you see every now and again these occasional showers inland temperatures on surprised me still in the low to middle forty's in northern among the clouds receipts. following 2 fatal crashes and boeing decided to ground a brand new 7 x. but this wasn't the 1st time. back in 2000. trouble when a battery caught fire that is out of the investigative unit. more to the problem than just smoking batteries. rewind broken during the boeing 787 on al
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jazeera. top stories on al-jazeera 2 attacks on security forces in southern yemen have killed dozens of people police station was attacked in the port city of aden who fighters targeted a military camp used by and there are 2 trained forces who these also say they. are the military target in the saudi city up to. 4 people have been killed in overnight says of labeled a nationwide 1000000 man march the protesters are demanding justice for the killing of at least 6 protesters on monday and the u.n. says it will investigate syrian government and russian airstrikes on 14 sites and
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province including hospitals. and else the inquiry up to 2 thirds of the security council petitioned for it. now rwanda has reopened its border with the democratic republic of congo after briefly closing it because of the boma crisis a one year old girl is the latest person confirmed the virus in the congolese city of goma close to the rwandan border the outbreak in the d.l.c. has killed more than 800 people in the past year. this is the clinic in goma where the man sought help before he died he fell sick days after returning home from an infected area where he was working in a mining area the clinic is now closed some clinicians have been vaccinated and health workers are trying to trace people the victim made contact with. more than a 1000000 people live in this city on the border with rwanda. we do not know what
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was happening we just saw people looking like doctors carrying him away they said they will come back to approximate us. we are free and resident because we have seen how people are dying it would term burn beni night and day the 2nd worst outbreak in the country's history was declared a year ago and has since claimed the lives of 1700 people it's 2nd only to the outbreak in west africa that killed 11000 people 5 years ago health workers trying to combat the outbreak are having to deal with militia groups and communities both hostile to them as well as poor infrastructure in vast regions where villages are hard to reach. for to mark a humble isn't a born a survivor who spends her time taking care of children whose parents are the sick or dead she also talks to people who have believed in the town of benny about the importance of health care some congolese want to know about a new a ball a vaccine they've hired about from other tantra but still people are saying the new
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proposed vaccine isn't good health workers need to seem surprised people so they can understand because this virus needs to go away the proposal by the world health organization to use a vaccine for clinical trials is controversial critics say the drug is experimental and shouldn't be tested on congolese people w.h.o. says vaccination is important for research experts. very clear we need to. try to get more information on the. effectiveness this is a lot of more concrete recommendations the best way because. this is a lot. for the search back in goma doctors try to work out how to stop the disease from spreading health workers in goma say the wall prepared to deal with this situation they've set up hand washing points in different parts of the city they say the treatment centers are well equipped and they have enough personnel but
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they're also warning people to keep vigil avoid unnecessary contact with each other not to warry but people that we've been speaking to in goma a telling us it's very difficult to keep calm at this moment catherine soy al-jazeera nairobi kenya. mozambique's president struck a peace deal with the leader of a former rebel movement ending years of hostilities phillipe and you see the agreement with assume from the mahdi who leads there were nominal opposition party its armed wing is disbanding as part of the deal rebels 4 to 16 year war with a government that ended in 1902 and killed a 1000000 people. now the front runner in the race to be the democratic party's nominee to challenge president trump has had a tough night former vice president joe biden faced attacks on 9 other hopefuls during a 2nd night of debates john hendren reports now from detroit. the front runner spot
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was joe biden's to lose any plan to win or go down fighting in debate one comolli harris attacked biden got a boost in the polls. on the way in to debate 2 easy minutes later on question one he has sailed her plan for publicly funded health care the senators had several plans for you can't be president trying with double talk on this plan we are now paying 3 bill a trillion dollars a year for health care in america over the next 10 years it's probably going to be 6 trillion dollars we must then inside detroit's fox theater came an avalanche of counterattacks on immigration it looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't on criminal justice because you stood up and used that tough on crime phony rhetoric that got a lot of people liked it but destroyed communities like mine and on climate change
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washington state governor jay inslee called biden's plan in adequate his disagreement with his response with me it did. when he said. there's no working this out this is our last chance in the next presidency we had to move our house on fire we're going to put it out. as well it had a target on his back again and again by his critics. back over the next few days the polls would determine whether those repeated attacks left a lasting mark to win against president democrats will have to win in states like michigan which won in 2016 detroiter mario morrow has some advice come here often work hard to make sure they connect with the voters make sure there is some type of connection with issues. just black issues black folks like everybody else want to talk about those issues that are going to be successful in the future student loan. in his closing remarks biden bungled his
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own fund raising phone number he meant to say tax joe to 30330 instead he said go to joe 30330 and help me in this fight the repeated attacks that apparently rattled the leading candidate john hendren al-jazeera detroit the us central bank has cut its main interest rate for the 1st time in 11 years in an effort to boost spending the head of the federal reserve says he's concerned about the global economic slowdown and the trade war between the u.s. and china the outlook for the u.s. economy remains favorable and this action is designed to support that outlook it is intended to insure against downside risks from weak global growth and trade policy uncertainty to help offset the effects these factors are currently having on the economy and to promote a faster return of inflation to our symmetric 2 percent objective the iranian president hassan rouhani has called the u.s.
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decision to impose sanctions on the foreign minister childish especially since terror on recently proposed unconditional talks the us is accusing the foreign minister of promoting what it calls the reckless agenda of iran's supreme leader also body has more now from tehran. iran's president taking center stage at an event in azerbaijan province but his speech was yet again dominated by foreign politics attacking the united states' decision to impose sanctions on iran's top diplomat foreign minister mohammad javad zarif on. the shows that they got frustrated and now if they say we want to negotiate well the path for that is with the foreign ministry and the foreign ministers the head of that ministry that they're afraid of the ministers interviews this shows that the white house is shaken and it is afraid of the logic of an intelligent deployment. zarif is the latest victim of the u.s. maximum pressure campaign on iran it's freezing his assets in the u.s.
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and these approvals to visit united nations headquarters in new york will no longer be guaranteed. in a tweet he said the u.s. reason for designating me is that i am iran's primary spokesperson around the world it has no effect on me or my family as i have no property or interests outside of iran thank you for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda the western educated diplomats is one of the architects of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. but now he's fighting to keep the deal alive following the united states withdrawal from it last year. u.s. national security adviser john bolton says the foreign minister is no honest broker we consider jobs or if the foreign minister an illegitimate spokesman for ron and iran itself its government you consider illegitimate do not well exactly it is a state sponsor of terrorism it is the world's central banker of terrorism biggest
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financer biggest armor the sanctions come at a time of heightened tensions between tehran and washington be it in the waterways of the gulf or in proxy conflicts in the middle east the united states says it doesn't recognize the reefs authority in leading the goshi asians many here see that as ironic given zarif is known to be very close to iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei and if anyone has the authority to engage with the west it would be him but washington says it also doesn't want to engage with anyone from iran's government the foreign minister is now the latest on a long list of arabian officials under u.s. sanctions and with each new designation any real hope of resolving the conflict between tehran and washington gets weaker or such a pari al-jazeera to her on the u.s. secretary of state has criticized china for what he called its coercive behavior in the south china sea my pompei i made the comments off the meeting china's foreign minister in thailand on pay as also meeting leaders from the asean regional group
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in bangkok it's the 1st stop in a week long trip to include australia and micronesia. china is preventing many of its citizens some traveling to taiwan the decision to stop issuing travel permits but affect people from 47 mainland cities china views taiwan as a breakaway province and tensions between beijing and taipei have been rising in recent months when he has more now from shanghai. in the 1st half of this year more than $600000.00 people from china visited taiwan so this decision will certainly have an economic impact and that seems to be the motivation behind it to apply pressure on the government in taiwan led by president sighing when who very much opposes the one china principle we have the election to coming up in january next year and there's no doubt that the government in china would prefer to see a more pro beijing person in office in taipei the decision also comes after some
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fairly provocative events recently we had the latest arms sale announced by the united states to taiwan worth more than $2000000000.00 that certainly angered beijing there was a visit also by president sighing when to some caribbean nation some of the few countries that still have diplomatic relations with taiwan on her way there and back she stopped off in the united states words which also angered the government in china and the government in taiwan is also offered to provide sanctuary to protesters in hong kong who have been rallying against their own government and also increasing influence from beijing the u.s. negotiator for peace in afghanistan has visited pakistan ahead of the latest round of talks in qatar on friday it comes as both american and taliban leaders move towards an agreement to end the conflict that has more from islamabad. it has taken almost a year of diplomatic effort as the u.s.
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special envoy has been shuttling between beijing and. new delhi and. border into nor dead for the 4th time there was room for optimism board the other one taleban and the united states upbeat about the prospects of reaching a final step in man and 18 year old war and i want to run recently the prime minister who did to washington by the u.s. president was stored by the united states that the united states were the appreciative of pakistan's role in trying to sort of an agreement by philip dating that dog with the other one taliban very important or nor did it. which had given the taliban representation in their country and therefore also acting on their faith. in order to find. their decade or wall now the murder rate in mexico was at the highest recorded in its history an average around
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90 people die each day $17000.00 were killed in the 1st half of the c. of a lot and that's on top of the drive by shootings the kidnappings extortion and other serious crimes and much of it is linked to the warfare between rival gangs and harappan the reports not from better crews but the fear of crime is causing many people to leave. a cycle of violence has gripped the mexican state of peer groups once a thriving economic hub for mexico it appears as though insecurity here has spiraled out of control not only has there been an increase in homicides and drive by shootings but also other crimes like extortion. in the coastal city of consequent goes the perception of insecurity many residents feel has led to a sharp economic decline we're seeing business owners to close shop and leave town a kidnapping is a what really of making news headlines about kidnappings has also been bad. for us it's how to devastate the name of private investment in the city to. the escalating
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violence in vera cruz is just one example of the deteriorating security situation across much of the country there were $17608.00 murders recorded nationwide in the 1st half of the year a 10 percent increase from 2018 which happen to be a record setting here for homicides in mexico it will vandalism the c.e.o.'s i worry about homicides i worry about kidnappings and robberies against people. the mexican president's strategy to combat violence has been the creation of a national guard critics say this militarized response by the government has until now failed to deliver its intended results the almost a list that they have been seen by the main strategy of this government has been the national guard which has not even finished being established so it's difficult to evaluate if they are even fulfilling their goals. in much of mexico in security is rooted in the splintering of drug cartels who fight over control of territory
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that violence however frequently spills into the community we're walking along the boardwalk in quotes a quite close bit a cruise a part of town that would normally be full of people enjoying the beach in the sun as you can see there's hardly anyone here afraid of becoming the next victims of extortion or kidnapping or murder many have chosen to leave madrid up and oh. what's a quite close but i could use all the news of course on the website there it is on your screen the address al-jazeera dot com. time for a quick check of the headlines here on the al-jazeera 2 attacks on security forces in southern yemen have killed dozens of people. a police station was attacked in the port city of aden while hoofy fighters targeted a military camp used by trained forces. who he's also say there fired a missile at
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a military target in the saudi arabian city. 4 people have been killed in sudan during what organizers of labeled the nationwide 1000000 man march the protesters are demanding justice for the killing of at least 6 protesters on monday . the u.n. says it investigates syrian government and russian air strikes on 14 sites and in the province including hospitals the sekret general antonio good television ounce the inquiry after 2 thirds of the security council petitioned for it. was saying that it was a mistake and regrets that there was a pressure of secretary-general from from the part of the countries that really don't want to bring peace to syria there is a lot of news about this a lot of situations like the recent ones so we doubt very much that this is for the sake of investigation this is for the sake of blaming syria and russia of the things that we do not do. i fully respect the right of the russian federation to
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these agree with me as i also respect the position of 10 other members of the security council that offers it to feed and i believe that these inquiries can produce an important result and i can get into that every single be done to make sure that these board of inquiry acts through objectivity not to prove basing but to simply say what the tools he's brought wanda has reopened its border with the democratic republic of congo after earlier closures because of the ongoing a bone a crisis i want your old girl has become b. 3rd patient confirmed to have the virus in the company city of goma that's close to the border with rwanda. mozambique's president has struck a peace deal with a leader of a former rebel movement ending years of estimate is in a pen you see sign the agreement with us and for the mahdi when he's there nama opposition party its armed wing is disbanding as part of the deal well those are
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the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after inside story station fans are watching. how much of a threat is briggs it to the unity of the u.k. or is johnson's been touring the union as a no deal exit wounds trying to reassure those worried about the european divorce but he believes them as he convince the skeptics or is the kingdom fracturing even further this is inside story.
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hello everyone i'm come on santa maria welcome to inside story we're talking about the u.k. today or if we were to use its official name the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland but there are a lot of questions right now over that 1st would unite it and it's not just because of bragg's it which is now just 3 months away consider this when was the last time a british prime minister visited the home countries that is wales scotland the northern ireland and faces protest at every stop let's go through it here's boris johnson starting out in edinburgh he was met with geas and boos from protesters which actually forced him to leave via the back door of beauty house the official residence of scotland's 1st minister inside his hosts nicholas sturgeon expressed her discontent shall we say with johnson's brags that plans she spoke about a catastrophic almost inevitable path to a no deal breakers that remember most scottish people didn't want to leave the e.u.
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although many do support the idea of leaving the u.k. itself sturgeon says she wants to pass the framework bill for another referendum on scottish independence next year. then it's on to wales where johnson was seeking support for his briggs it plans from the country's agricultural sector the welsh farmers union has warned him leaving the e.u. without a deal would cause quote civil unrest in rural areas many british farmers rely heavily on trade with europe and a no deal scenario could be costly for their business wales are also important right now because of a by election on thursday in the seat of bracken and radnor which johnson's conservative party is trying to hold on to and let's make it 3 from 3 northern ireland his last stop boris johnson didn't receive the warmest welcome either not publicly booed this time but maybe that's because he was far away from the protesters there is broad consensus that leaving the e.u. without a deal could be dramatic because of the land border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland which will become
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a border into europe if no deal happens the shin phone parties of the government must call the referendum on irish unity immediately however but not forget northern ireland's been without a city government since the 2017. or at that's the run down and here is today's panel to look at the state of the u.k. at the moment we start in london where tholen wager who is a research associate with the u.k. in a changing europe initiative that is at king's college london and berlin jonathan less is deputy director of british influence approach european think tank and on skype from dinner in scotland alastair susi a writer on scottish political affairs gentlemen welcome to you all i might actually go back to my original question which i asked earlier in the introduction pace and that was when was the last time a u.k. prime minister got this sort of reception all over the u.k. i know that no leader is going to be universally liked but jonathan the let me
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start with you this was pretty embarrassing for a new prime minister. it's massively humiliating and it illustrates something very important about boris johnson which is he's an extraordinarily divisive prime minister perhaps the most divisive prime minister in modern times just a week into his premiership where normally prime minister starts off with a bounce a popular goodwill and popularity but because boris johnson is so reviled for his long career in public this is a rather public service is long reputation for his honesty and his instrumental role in the brics the referendum which is of see such a divisive issue that people just don't see that he is a man that really has anyone's interests at heart other than his own and that has been very clearly expressed in scotland and wales and in the northern ireland political parties as you can see and with a prime minister who is sort of blackmailing island if you like telling islands to
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abandon its basic economic and political interests to sort of satisfy the desires of boris johnson is going to endear him even less. to that country and the rest of the rest of the u.k. so in your eyes and jonathan boris johnson is and use this description he has a has a product or symptom which one is that of the disunity in the u.k. . absolutely the problem the problem with boris johnson well one of the many problems with boris johnson is that he's actually not as popular as the conservative party thinks he is the reason that the conservatives elected boris johnson was that they thought he was a winner so they overlooked his many kind of gaffes and verbal and verbal sort of a journalistic errors and offensive remarks over the last few months alone the last 2 years and he suddenly became the number one candidate because they thought he
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could win but that was actually very outdated notion because the only time he's really won was in london and that is the food bricks it london is london now thinks very little of boris johnson because of his role in in brics it and of course scotland as he said was very opposed to brics that wales is now much more remain that it was in 2016 and as you say there is huge concern about a no deal bricks in there in the rural areas of wales because the farming industry and in northern ireland people are talking about the break up of the good friday agreement which would be a direct result of a no deal breaker so boris johnson has very little to show from self alastair so you see in the new let's bring you in seeing as jonathan has talked about some of the journalistic remarks and comments in the past of boris johnson i can't help but remember back and it's a while back now admittedly but 2005 in the spectator when he wrote about government by a scot is just not conceivable in the current constitutional context he was talking about gordon brown back then i mean just on that comment and you can see why the
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scottish perhaps don't like him but again that reception he got there and the fact that he had to leave by the back door and nicholas stoughton said that had never happened before. it's all it's all a bit extraordinary really. yeah no i mean it certainly is i mean you know he said it's some you know pretty unsavory things about scott's. or you know over the years as he said you know he said again what a scar it is inconceivable you also publish you know when he was editor of the spectator he published a poem you know which called scottish people barrowman and said that they should be placed in ghettos that was when he was editor of the spectator sees that many you know he said many rules and you know he also has this sort of streak of sort of english nationalism he's very privileged he was privately educated and you know he's kind of embracing and or your breath said he's saying by the 1st of october of
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this you know if that's the way we're going that's that we were going and ollie's phones are our you know aspects that starts you know do not embrace asshole and that is why. partially at least he got the reception in the member of no i mean if you think about an umbrella an umbrella of course the capital of scotland but it's also very cruel union. and you know the 2 biggest cities in scotland the edinburgh and glasgow no that was there essentially got quite a crew union park to scotland glasgow is actually quite a. pro national and simple to yes to in but send them back into those reports so you know just wonder what would have happened if it had to done the same thing in glasgow and does all of this feel the independence debate again i've heard people describe the independence debate as being something that is sort of comes and goes i've heard it described perhaps more pejoratively as a national sport does it get real impetus now and not just because of doris jones
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and let's not lay it all at his door but just because of the state of affairs coming out of westminster. sure it does i think it does for several reasons it does it's got real traction back in 2040 scholars loyal to it's a 55 percent 45 percent to remain in the u.k. so that was a clear result in favor of staying in the union 45 percent is pretty high it doesn't take very much to be about 45 percent to about 50 and the call since then has been 45 percent you know even more than once and they always hold their own the late forty's so the traction it has now if you think back to the end that was aspirational 45 percent but it was an aspirational award there was real traction behind the attraction with rex it starts to vote for break said there's traction with boris johnson a lot of sports don't want boris johnson has traction with the new deal break set started in one breaks in the 1st place let alone
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a new deal bracks and so all of these things now receiving end to the independence debate up here and considering back in 2014 be it the opinion polls that support for independence or in the late twenty's in the bettys and ended up 40 percent of your list take a squint conceivable 40 but you know what percent reach 515253 of course it's not it's not a likelihood it's not you know you wouldn't say that it's probable but you would say there's a definite possible and i do let's bring you into the conversation from london we've talked a lot about boris johnson we've talked a lot about scotland there but you know the overarching thing at the moment is this idea that the u.k. were clear the unions fractured but that could fracture even further and for hecht alastair wrote a piece for al jazeera dot com called boris johnson be the you could he be the u.k.'s last prime minister are we overstating things to say that the u.k. is so fractured so let's talk about wales and northern ireland in england as well
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that it could. disband in one form or the other eventually or at some point. i don't see not that's impossible at all from where we're standing johnson was elected on a mandate by conservative members and when conservative members were polled by a yugo polling company they said they would accept the breakup of the union and even the breakup of the conservative party to ensure that breaks it happens his mandate is to ensure whatever whatever costs the breaks it happens that said if he is the last prime minister of the union he will be fully aware that he'll get on the history as the leader of the of the u.k. that lead to its lead to its desponding and that will the way very heavily and that's why you see him go to scotland wales and northern ireland this week it's very likely that we'll have another poll on on on on independence in scotland soon the conservative party have 13 m.p.'s in scotland and essentially with the election
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of boris johnson they've written off those $38.00 seats. and it's also possible actually and this was something that people didn't realize before the referendum that the breaking point that the thread that i'm on on which all unravels could actually be ireland and the possibility of a board a poll in ireland even potentially before we have another 2nd referendum in scotland isn't it actually also really important we get a government in ireland northern ireland i should say as well. yeah and that's and that's become increasingly difficult now we have of course for johnson president premiership he's gone to belfast this week before he met the cross community leaders in belfast he met with the d.d.p. he relies on for their support in the house of commons so he is not seen as an honest broker in that negotiation to restart power sharing in northern ireland so it's really difficult to say that happening before potentially ardbeg and the bringing back direct rule to northern ireland will be essential if we have
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a no deal breaks it and that brings with it all sorts of political problems for that for that part of the u.k. so here's the overarching problem that i think i see gentlemen from listening to what you've all said there on these various topics and it is the word disconnect now people all over the world in democracies often feel a disconnect from the politicians they think they don't really know what's going on in an everyday person's life i think in the u.k. at the moment it is you know this is amplified it is a complete disconnect between the countries between the people in westminster. actually what and i start with you alan seeing as you are in london what do you think this u.k. government let's not just say boris johnson let's talk about the government what can they do to promote some actual unity or is the mandate in the direction of the conservative party always going to be going against unity. i think because boris johnson was elected to unify the bricks and unify the right of british politics he
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wasn't elected as a unifying candidate for the whole country is the core aim the core purpose the rationale behind electing burris johnson for conservative party m.p.'s and members was all of it is the base of the brits the party and for nigel for in the european elections would return to boris johnson that means that his aim and everything he does should be viewed through the prism of the electoral politics of that not through any sort of grand plans unify the union or unify politics or get through bracks it in any sort of gay civil way that could actually unite the country jonathan what do you think about unity how would this government go about it how does it say to scotland yes we do care about you and your your your independence or at least your desire to be more independent yes northern ireland we worry about you in the border yes wales we worry about your agriculture all of these sorts of things it is in any era actually probably
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a tough job. it is the problem is that they have no desire to boris johnson show no desire to even attempt that because if he cared about the views of northern ireland . new did not answer the d.p. but the majority of people northern ardent he said he didn't want bracks said and he was very very concerned about the feature of ireland northern ireland relations . hardbacks or no deal breaks it then he wouldn't be saying we should get rid of the backs up he'd be saying let's have the backstop because peace in northern aren't the prosperity and stability in northern ireland is were important than anything he's not saying that he's saying that brics that is the most important thing but why would he want. in wales why would he not want that unity and i want to get into too much psychoanalysis of boris johnson the the man but you know the united kingdom the clues in the title. the reason is i'm afraid that it's not about unifying it's about exactly exactly as they as the other panelists said it's
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about unifying the bricks that boris johnson is not the prime minister for 100 percent of the british people no to see who is the other purporting to be really he's a prime minister not even 50 percent of the british population or the rich british voters is very sad for breaks that he is a prime minister for 33 percent of voters who want a no deal breaks it that is the that is the kind of proportion of the population that he's trying to unify in fear of knowledge of herat and the brics the party on his right flank he doesn't really care about any of those other issues if he cared about the farmers in wales he would be talking about a no deal bracks which would destroy them if he cared about scottish independence he'd be saying that scotland would have more of a say in the negotiations but in that he's actually continuing the kind of that the line that theresa may quinn she was prime minister which was the bracks it was the most important objective the union came 2nd and that is why i went to reason may
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have the opportunity sustain a single market and customs union which would have kept northern ireland and ireland completely aligned she decided not to do that because she thought the brics it and specifically leaving the single market was more important alastair indiana and i'm looking for some good news here because everyone says the unfortunate impression i'm getting is that 3 months from now the u.k. is going to be basically driven off a cliff is it that bad in your opinion. for the u.k. as a whole i mean you can you know i mean it it's so impossible to tell what is going to happen from one minute and that's when i know it's in the next not just in scotland but in britain and across the world and things that happened that occurrence that we never thought would happen you know donald trump was president boris johnson as prime minister. you know the prospect of scottish independence which was you know i mean i split not that long ago ready was seen as a during the you know it wasn't seen as something that was not deadly serious and
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but over the last 12 years since the scottish national party took control of the scottish parliament to those in 7. 100 linguists control this is again you know something that has been on the agenda. you know will we be on the 31st of october with a new deal yet there's a pretty good chance we'll something happen in between to start that yes again has a very good chance and i think and you know with respect to scotland though and if it's. scotland did not vote for a new deal that would be very very bad for the use and if it can somehow muster something that gets some kind of deal that could that could stave off things for a period of take i mean some sleeper sets in and we you know we shouldn't war states the prospects of scottish independence there are. ways of you know getting a sport in scotland across the borders of scotland for instance the border between
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scotland and england in edinburgh for instance so you know i don't you know that. you know conservative supports but it's the s.n.p. since 2007 and in both the scottish parliament and you know elections and west minutes there are elections managed to increase their horse share increase their seats you know consolidate their seats and their whole share even though it's going up and going to be that but we're talking 12 years ago and you know scottish independence. it's something that to be honest i wouldn't be shocked all shocked it happened gentlemen crystal ball time. there's 2 other scenarios i want to explore aside from the idea of brigs it or no deal briggs it and that is a general election. or a 2nd referendum on briggs it because both have been touted by various players let's start with the idea of a general election at some point as all 3 of you have made the point boris johnson
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has not been elected by the people he's been appointed by the conservative party and he got 2 thirds of the vote in that ballots is there a prospect of a general election here and how do you think the electorate the people will respond . it looks more and more likely there'll be a general election for the basic reason that boris johnson will hit the buffers either intentionally or otherwise of the parliamentary arithmetic which is against his practice it strategy and that will force him into elections they need to do that beforehand before he's forced or he will think that she is quite good to be forced into it so he can say it's the parliament versus the people i'm going to mandate for going to get a mandate and no deal for the for the bricks of the you voted for 3 years ago and the parliament is stopping me and that he hopes that's the sort of strategy that will win him that 33 percent of the vote that jonathan was talking about i mean the signs are so far these had this sort of brief bounce in in support and he has
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managed to successfully align the brakes supporters to the point where a poll just an hour ago put the brakes of party down on 9 percent when they were polling double that couple of weeks ago so it's entirely possible we get to an election where with the remain party fracture between the liberal democrats the labor party and the conservative party managing to align with a 3rd of the vote in our electoral system winning winning a majority of seats not commons that's that's that's not impossible from there i think alan actually a general election could be really interesting because all the talk is about how boris well boris johnson wasn't elected by the people but there is a he does have he is a popular he was a popular mayor of london based always been talk about him becoming the leader of the party or the prime minister and if it actually goes out to the people and he doesn't get a lot of support well then that sounds of the more he can say right i was right all along you didn't want me. yeah he can go and seek that that mandate pays for his
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negotiating strategy he can be probably be quite quite. he won't need to necessarily say i'm pushing a no detail he can even say give the give a message to the european union that that we don't want the current deal we want something different and if not we'll go for a no deal so you can blow it out a bit as well it's entirely possible that a strategy could pay off there's a whole lot of risks he could lose all of the saves to the remain parties and more in a part of the country that the conservative party all the seats in scotland are going to go it's a risky strategy but it could be the only only route for him from for man jonathan lists is there the prospect of a 2nd break that referendum possibly. i would say that a general election is a 100 percent certainty and a 2nd referendum is very likely because there is there is no way out of this and no deal is with now now a deal is basically become impossible we're looking at either no deal which would
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be calamitous by the government's own admission really or no breaks or school and in those circumstances that be extraordinary pressure to have that 2nd referendum because the fundamental point is that there is no mandate for no deal and the bracks is have to admit that themselves there's a certain amount of revisionism going on at the moment where there's a saying you know we dates talk of the possibility of no deal before but that simply doesn't bear up to any scrutiny the whole point of the bracks referendum was that it was going to give us a better deal increased prosperity the deal was going to be very easy and very quick now we're talking about spending billions of pounds just to ensure that people don't die of insulin schuster's which is not exactly what was promised in the referendum it certainly wasn't written on the side of the bus so when when when people confronted with that eventuality they'll be immense pressure to have that referendum and some people are speculating that boris johnson might actually want
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that it's because if you as a have if they were to be taken out of his hands if the people would say actually day one this new deal we won't see remain it could be that that's the only way that johnson can salvage his premiership because then he could actually be the prime minister he wants to g.'s on thing was stopped and then go on and lead into other things jonathan lists alastair seriously and alan wager i've really enjoyed talking to you about this and that's saying something because we've been talking about breaks at an awful lot for the last few years so thank you so much for joining us and of course thank you for watching this program and indeed all our previous editions or online at al-jazeera dot com if you want have a look inside story in the show's section we're also at facebook dot com forward slash a.j. inside story were on. at age a inside story and i'm out come all a.j. if you want to message me directly from the whole inside story team thanks for joining us on.
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a conflict that is now considered to be the world's worst humanitarian crisis how many have to die like this stock is hard says owner really for sale and investigation into our billions of euros are made from supplying arms to saudi arabia a leader of the coalition fighting a war in the south the case is interesting to watch as the amount of money involved yemen war profiteers on al-jazeera. when the news breaks out when people need to be heard and the story needs to be told pretty remarkable due
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the saudi u.a.e. warn yemen has led to thousands of deaths and left millions hungry what role has the u.s. played in the world's worst humanitarian crisis is the entity that has the right to begin and end wars robert malley a top advisor on the middle east to president obama talks to al jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm daryn jordan this is they are live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes i. i dozens are killed in 2 attacks on the yemeni port
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city of aden the fighters claimed another hit on saudi arabia. more protesters are killed in doing what's been called a 1000000 man march. facebook says it shut down a propaganda campaign linked to saudi arabia aimed against turkey iran qatar al-jazeera an amnesty international. journalists. china releases a military video that appears to be a warning to hong kong protesters. the fighters in yemen have claimed 2 major attacks on saudi amorality backed forces it comes just weeks after the u.s. started drawing down its military presence in yemen well the biggest attack happened at a military base used by morarji trained forces in the port city of aden at least 36 people are confirmed dead earlier in the city there was
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a coordinated bomb attack on a police station during morning roll call at least 13 were killed there and no group has yet claimed responsibility but who the fighters also announced a further attack saying they had fired a long range missile across the saudi border at a military facility in stephanie decker as more. it started as a military parade. it ended in this the result of what he said was a missile striking age in the seat of the saudi backed government the campus a base for amorality trained and supported units among those killed the senior military commander brigadier general need seen here earlier in the week wearing the red bray but it wasn't the only message that he sent on thursday they also said they'd fired a long range missile at the port city of demand in saudi arabia hundreds of kilometers away a 1st in this saudi led 4 year long war 2 brazen attacks with a very clear message they are later years you know true to this military action by
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her you know i think that one of the 1st thing that they want you to do is that at some moments in kong with a new reason actually during cro-magnon i think they want to show up when they are losing support and that and allies there who are the all quite capable of actually hitting them and he did an quahaug where they failed them with calls to go where the fell but they had a stronghold in under the sun. the led war was launched to remove the iranian backed 2 things from yemen or to weaken them at least there seems to be no end in sight the latest attack is going to the message that. the back to voters is going to come under attack on that they are a legitimate target because they are working with the saudi about forces no political achievements on either side saudi's ally the u.a.e. is pulling back its presence and even held a rare meeting with an iranian delegation on cheese day to discuss issues in the strait of hormuz it's a political stalemate in
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a conflict this killed thousands of civilians left tens of thousands of children starving and crippled what was already one of the world's poorest countries stephanie decker al-jazeera. medical sources in sudan said at least 4 people have been killed after security forces opened fire on protesters it happened during nationwide marches campaigning against the killing of at least 6 other protesters who were shot and a demonstration on monday the ruling transitional military council blames the paramilitary rapid support forces for opening fire on a high school students complaining about the cost of living agenda says some soldiers have been arrested or him or been joins us live now from ethiopia's capital addis ababa he was some reports of 4 more protesters being killed what more do we know. well there and this central committee for city success has announced that at least 4 people have been killed following our security forces opening fire in life and mission at protesters in the city of on demand which is the tent city
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of the capital for 2 they also reported that there are so full of those who have been injured and let's not forget that hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets today not just in the capital sort of zone but various other parts of the country as well demanding retribution and accountability for the deaths of protesters in the city of a loop date on monday as well as for protesters who have died since december when the protests started and the demonstrators are saying that they have seen security forces they know who shot at them and they're demanding accountability but they're also demanding that the opposition coalition that is the forces of freedom and change halts need to see asians with the transition military council in trying to form a transitional government there saying that there should be an independent investigation committee formed 1st there should be accountability and those who are responsible for killing to protest is brought to trial 1st before any further step is taken to try to form a transitional government and here they were supposed to be talks and seating between the opposition and the military did not happen at all. well that is expected to happen shortly daryn are the 2 sides are yet to sign
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a final deal they've already signed it initial power sharing agreements which basically states that the 2 sites will be having a 5050 share in the sovereign funds which effectively will be the presidency and that the opposition coalition will be the one in charge of not meeting people for the executive council which will be made up of minutes that is but they're also yet to agree on how much a presentation on college power each and every council will get we've heard earlier from the opposition coalition saying that they've agreed on lots of issues immediately for its members of the council something that the 2 sides were arguing about the seeds of sort of that out but they used to finalize the end on that that's on the streets are saying that anybody should not proceed accountability for the debts of the protests here but thank you now the united nations says it will investigate attacks on un supported facilities including hospitals in northwest syria sekret general antonio guterres announced the probe of the 2 thirds of the un
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security council petitioned for it investigation to look into syrian government and russian air strikes on 14 sites and in the province attacks continue in the region in spite of an agreement in september by turkey and russia to make the area a deescalation mike hanna joins us live now from the u.n. in new york mike so we understand the russian delegation at the u.n. has been responding to this inquiry what did they have to say. and do you dear said the 10 members of the security council who made the request to the secretary general to launch the same choir he were frustrated with the lack of unity within the security council itself on the issue of syria and certainly this division further emphasized in the reaction to the announcement often as the secretary general's decision the russians are quick to condemn this investigation and this is what the russian deputy ambassador had to say was saying there to was a mistake. and regrets that there was
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a pressure of secretary general from from the parts of the countries that really don't want to bring peace to syria there is a lot of fake news about this a lot of fake situations like the recent ones so without very much that this is for the sake of investigation this is for the sake of blaming syria and russia of the things that we do not do a mike in the last hour or so the 2nd the general has been speaking about the russian position there what did he have to say well the secretary general had a shed jeweled speech about climate change but of course he took questions on the specific and to launch an internal inquiry into activities in syria he defended the russians right to have their opinion however he was adamant that this inquiry will go ahead and did will produce some kind of concrete result i fully respect the rights of the russian federation to these agree with me as i also respect the position of 10 other members of the security council that the opposite opinion. i
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believe that these inquiries can produce an important result and they can get into that every single be done to make sure that these board of inquiry acts with full objectivity not to prove it is seeing but to simply say what the tools is well the debate about the launching of this inquiry is likely to get even more intense with the statement by human rights watch which says specifically in the statement that the inquiry must focus on whether syria and russia used information provided by the u.n. to target buildings within northwest syria a very very damning allegation and one that's likely to intensify the division within the council and the u.n. as a whole are to my kind of there at the united nations in new york mike thank you.
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now syrian state media reporting a cease fire agreements been reached in the deescalation zone in libya province starting in just a few hours time but there's been no response from the opposition it's happened just before a new round of peace talks in the kazakh capital of of nursultan under simmons reports. this is where the main session of talking is taking place on friday in the 13th session of a start of talks sponsored by iran russia and turkey but could this round table start the final chapter of a war that's cost so many lives. looming over all of this is the bombing and killing of civilians in libya province by russia and the syrian regime forces and now the development of the u.n. secretary general announcing a board of inquiry into a number of attacks the syrian opposition even before that development was saying that it would make no concessions until there was
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a full ceasefire ahead of these talks starting there had been a token gesture in northern aleppo province an exchange of 15 regime prisoners and 15 opposition prisoners but as far as goodwill goes there is little in the way of optimism in the syrian opposition camp. on thursday there was a range of bilateral meetings the head of the iranian delegation told al-jazeera after a meeting with the russian delegation that he was optimistic of a good outcome over a political settlement seen is set for some sort of settlement with observers from the neighboring countries of iraq and lebanon on here for the 1st time and jordan is also here but is there any traction for a political settlement which will see a constitutional committee formed much as work has been done on this but with it
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there is a problem as far as a civilians are concerned who have suffered so much in this conflict the saying while there's talk there's hope rings a very very dull tone in their ears and it's hardly surprising are not muslims coming on the news. including. taking aim at joe biden a tough time for the former us vice president at the democrats' debate. another day another murder scene fear of crime is creating ghost towns in mexico and in sports the canadian teenager making a big impact against last season's champions league. has reopened its border with the democratic republic of congo after briefly closing it because of the boehner crisis one year old girl is the latest person confirmed to
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have the virus in the congolese city of goma that's close to the rwandan border her father died of the disease on wednesday the outbreak in the d.r. c. has killed more than 1100 people in the past year.


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