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only displaced syrians fleeing the fighting yet again i'm heading north towards the turkey syria border as many as half a 1000000 people heading that way according to the un turkey is not going to let those refugees in and it doesn't warm them a must sing along the border is why turkey wants to get this safe zone running as quickly as possible the challenge of the turks is how big is the us a safe zone going to be they want it 30 kilometers into syria the americans want a much narrower safe zone i'm not the turks wanted a lot deeper because they also want to push back syrian kurdish fighters they consider very allied to terrorist. to turkish kurdish groups in turkey the americans though working with the syrian kurds they don't want them pushed as far back at least 11 people have been killed in fighting in yemen between u.a.e. back separatist forces and government troops both sides that reinforcements to shop
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are province in southern yemen after fighting broke out in the city of the tuc tens of thousands of people have been killed in yemen's civil war meanwhile in the capital or testers gathered in front of sourness airport to mandan an end to it siege the saudi led military coalition has been enforcing a strict embargo on the area people are asking the u.n. to help them lift the siege which they say is having a major impact on the city. so ahead on al-jazeera it's not all fun and games will find out about the high prize money and the high pressure at any sports . at tropicana protests in hong kong meanwhile amanda next hour. however the late summer in in europe is still producing is a pretty big thunderstorms and it was during saturday around this area this is
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a satellite picture the shows and swirling around the park valley the thunderstorm risk was then in the out stance in the balkans italy and then towards tunis and the next couple days will see the same sort of area just move a little bit further north but further east the temperatures around it though don't look unusual if you think a bit closer 33 in paris and 30 in london at the end of august all that is on the high side we have an incoming probably neither 3rd heat wave for the some of the europe this in western europe stretching from the reliably hot spain through france towards the british isles and coming across the low countries once more it's probably going to be a record breaking high from the point of view of london on monday which is a bank holiday traditionally wet and cold not so this time for the rest of your term should look on the high side but not extraordinary necessarily nice but a late summer but of course with the cage door vicious than the storms well there are more occasional than regular as i said today as he was involved in the
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thunderstorm risk on saturday by sunday i think that's gone temperature wise has to pretty hard 31 in 2 days on sunday hottest to all monday. in the next episode of techno the team travels to the part of the amazon. where we are now should be forced to investigate illegal gold mining mercury has a very unique characteristic finding gold for a miner it's almost like magic and the technology being used to expose its devastating impact and so what we end up doing is imaging the worst in very high fidelity. techno on all just 0.
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0 at the top stories right now tens of thousands of brazilian troops have begun heading into the amazon to join the fight against fires burning through the rain forest president claims things are returning to normal u.s. president says it's possible we'll invite russia to rejoin the chief 7 summit when he hosts the event next year and made the comments to us as he went into a bilateral meeting with britain's prime minister boris johnson at this year's g. 7 summit underway and the french are it's an israeli drone has exploded over the lebanese capital beirut has fallen says one of them caused damage when it crashed into a building housing the group's media office another one also went down in the same area. the latest round of talks between the taliban and u.s. officials have entered a 4th day the 2 sides are meeting here in doha to try to finalize details for their
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withdrawal of u.s. troops from afghanistan the target be as more. a source close to the talks has described the mood as positive and said they're now really focused on the mechanics of the implementation process by that they mean they're trying to establish a framework for the withdrawal of close to full team 1000 american troops to occur in the stationed in afghanistan and they're also seeking assurances from the taliban as to how they would guarantee that if that withdrawals is take place that that territory would not be used by armed groups such as i solo all qaeda from which to launch global attacks it has been significant that during this round the 9th round of talks here in the qatari capital doha that the u.s. top commander in afghanistan general scott miller has been in attendance and taking part in those discussions he has attended before but it's rare that he attends so
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that significant if a bilateral security agreement is to be finalized between the americans and the taliban the taliban will also have to agree to a permanent cease fire and also interact and call the commitment to take part in days that talks between the taliban and the afghan government so far the taliban has refused to take part in such talks that regards the afghan government as illegitimate a puppet of the american administration the only official news that we've had out of the toolbox on saturday is in the form is to tweet wanted by us on boys zalmay khalilzad and the other by the official taliban spokesperson that they have both denied reports that they are discussing the establishment of an interim afghan government. thousands of her hands are refugees in bangladesh are demanding better rights and me and maher they have been rallying on the 2nd anniversary of their exodus from me and maher they want the government to give them citizenship along
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with other rights angle desh is warning that it's no longer able to bear the economic burden of hundreds of thousands of her hunter refugees many have resisted efforts repatriation saying their safety cannot be guaranteed stephanie jacker is at the could have a long refugee camp in caucasus massara so stuff what is actually changed for them over the last couple of years. well nothing in the sense of is there any close to going home or for going to be blunt about it to rachelle what change is that the camp has grown at the population is growing that there are many aid agencies here so there are certain facilities are better than they were of course in those early days and you had hundreds of thousands come across the border into what is now the biggest refugee camp in the world but if you if you look at the political move really richelle let's be honest about it there isn't enough international pressure to really get things moving forward because with this
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repatriation program that you're talking about where they're trying to get some of these people as the 1st phase to go back there is no trust and what doesn't help is that the 1000000 mark for issues are not allowing access to the united nations to journalists to go back to instill that kind of trust let's take a look at what people here have to say how they feel about the situation. today's quiet calm betrays the scenes of panic 2 years ago when hundreds of thousands of ringa across the river now in a desperate attempt to seek safety they are safe now but nothing has been resolved nor has 6 children who was part of the exodus in august of 2017 but. they asked if you want to go back to burma i said no they asked me why i told them that the houses were burned our family members were raped and killed this is why he suffered so much and came here how can we go back without knowing that we will be
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see. there's been a renewed effort to get some of the refugees to go back to me and mar but with no guarantee of what will happen when they get there no one has so far agreed to return the scale of this camp is like nothing you've ever seen it is the biggest refugee camp in the world around a 1000000 rangar living in these camps across southeastern bangladesh but what does that number really mean well it's more or less the population of islamabad or oslo it is a city of refugees without the infrastructure needed to cope many aid agencies work here in that sense it is a global effort but it's bangladesh that's hosting the rangar and it's made it very clear this is a temporary solution and it's a population that keeps expanding this is a really dynamic population. the border 100 to 2 been born in the country 3000 police report and people being murdered him to you so
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. the young won't remember much about what happened but the older ones know that the killings the rate the burning of homes in august of 2017 was only the latest chapter in what's been decades of persecution against their people and as you hussein is a camp leader this is his 3rd time as a refugee in bangladesh have brought our grandmother. i don't bother my riding with i'm 65 years old i came here as a refugee in 1978 then again in 1902 then i went back now i'm a refugee again in 2017 i've spent 30 years of my life as a refugee i want to go home if the burmese accept our demands will go back right away. what they want is to be officially recognize israel as citizens of me and mar with rights freedom of movement and security what they want is to go back home but the reality is they are not wanted there most of their homes no longer exist
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bangladesh is categoric it can't use them forever it's not clear what or where their future will be stephanie decker. camp cox's bazaar south east bangladesh. thousands of protesters are gathering in west hong kong to mark for the 12 consecutive weekend of calling for a fair democracy and government accountability a similar demonstration in north hong kong turned violent on saturday with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds rallies 1st began in june over an extradition bill which was later shelved the demands have widened to include political reforms algeria's culture minister has resigned after being criticized for her handling of a stampede that killed 5 people at a concert dozens were also injured in the panic at the packed stadium in algiers on thursday mayor image dasi was blamed for the way the concert was organized and how she dealt with the aftermath more than $30000.00 people attended the event but
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there were only 4 small entrances and exits so dance new prime minister says the country needs at least $10000000000.00 in foreign aid over the next 2 years to rebuild its economy says another $2000000000.00 of foreign reserves were needed in the next 3 months to stop the currency from falling further the country is in talks with the international monetary fund and world bank about restructuring its debt and doc was sworn in on wednesday to head a transitional ruling body after the ousting of president omar al bashir and april . the kenyan government is conducting a historic census this weekend it is the 1st in africa to recognize enter sex people those born with physical characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female reports in the capital nairobi. james kuranda has tried to kill himself 3 times when he was born it wasn't clear to doctors or his parents if he was male or female and so he says
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a childhood of misery began but he says some things have since improved for intersex people here in kenya the government is now conducting a census is the 1st in africa to recognize intersex people turn it into typical males and females there was a realisation that intersex children are being killed most of these children cannot even access simple government services then there was a need. to have policies that put onto into 6 years. another group to be recognized for the 1st time in this census of people with albinism it's now listed as a disability we are excited because it will make us to count it will make us to be seen to be kenyans it is valid it's us that we are actually a demographic variable with the most of the current population. the government
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hopes most of the data can be collected in 2 evenings so you. before you move in the last census 10 years ago some officials were accused of rigging politics in kenya who are often contested along tribal lines and census data determines the allocation of state resources that we have. you know people are trying to do some funny games asking to move this way or that way we are watching you. you meet with a lot. collecting accurate data is a challenge 10000000 kenyans and their magic herders who regularly cross borders to neighboring countries millions more live in slums like this one has no official list of addresses so the government has ordered bars and pubs to close and told everyone to stay home and wait for the enumerators to come and knock at the door.
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they push the data collection takes days processing it takes much longer will do so much. the results might contain some surprises will be contested kenyans will have to wait months to find out. web al-jazeera nairobi kenya born from video games sports has become a booming industry in many parts of the world especially in china thousands of players are competing for millions of dollars in prize money that some are finding out that they're also downsides including the pressure to stay on top scot heiler reports from shanghai this might look like a hobby or entertainment to many but eastport is taking off globally it's about to become a $1000000000.00 industry here in shanghai site of the international or t.i. the annual championship for online game doctor to the prizes for winners totaling
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$33000000.00 breaking the previous record set last month. but as each sport grows so are health concerns for these young players many are teenagers like kyle gears dorf a 16 year old american who last month picked up $3000000.00 for coming 1st in the fortnight world cup the highest ever individual win for an east board event. the concerns are for player's physical health with the hours and hours of sitting and repetitive motion and also mental given the high stress of big money on the line not to mention millions of people watching each and every move burnout and anxiety are an increasing issue under age eastport betting is also a concern a recent u.k. study estimates that globally 45 percent of tweets about eastport betting reaches young people below the legal minimum age you know kind of e.g. is one of the leading companies in china it operates in
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a similar way to professional athletic clubs the players live and train on site one says going pro is not for everyone has hours when you thought are you a it depends on what your interest and what you are good at if you have the talent and competence of that yourself you can choose a sport otherwise you should spend more time studying e.g. starts recruiting players at 16 and they reach their prime between 1021. the 2 main factors for choosing good players one is talent the 2nd is hard training where we scout these kids with good talent we are poor why the training. he sports fans are not only watching live streaming thousands packed the competition for devoted to paying hundreds of dollars for tickets some in the china eastport industry see competitions growing beyond just being housed in large arenas that are normally used for big athletic events like this one here in shanghai but that eventually
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they'll become part of international athletic games going away. i'm very confident that each ball to become asian games or even the olympics this is the trained and this train is unstoppable with the potential of each sport elevated beyond big money becoming a game of national pride through teams representing their country training and strategy will become even more secretive and intense scott al-jazeera shanghai. website as al-jazeera dot com to get a moment to this is that website and i'm more headlines on the other side of the break. and we shall carry in doha these are the headlines on al-jazeera tens of thousands of brazilian troops have begun heading into the amazon to join the fight against fires burning through the rain forest the military being sent to 6 states in an unprecedented response president our boss r.-o.
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claims things are returning to normal. average burns are down over the last few years and are going back to normal. as president says britain's prime minister boris johnson is the right man to oversee the process of breck's it the 2 men met on the sidelines of the g. 7 summit in the french city of beirut's also and again at the 2 nations would be signing a new trade deal so the u.k. is supposed to leave the e.u. on october 31st. an israeli drone has exploded over the lebanese capital beirut as damage to a building housing its media office another drone went down in the same area hours earlier israel carried out air strikes against iranian targets near the syrian capital damascus. at least 11 people have been killed in the fighting in yemen between u.a.e. backed separatist forces and government troops both sides sent reinforcements to shop or province in southern yemen after fighting broke out in the city of the top
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. thousands overheads are refugees in bangladesh are demanding better rights and me and maher they've been rallying on the 2nd anniversary of their exodus from me and maher they want the government to give them citizenship along with other rights bangladesh is warning that it's no longer able to bear the economic burden of hundreds of thousands of our hensher refugees thousands of protesters are gathering in hong kong to mark for the 12 consecutive weekend are calling for a fair democracy and government accountability is similar demonstration turned violent on saturday with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets and disperse the crowds the demands have widened to include demands for political reforms sudan's new prime minister says the country needs at least $10000000000.00 in foreign aid over the next 2 years to rebuild its economy. said another $2000000000.00 of foreign reserves were needed in the next 3 months to stop the currency from falling further the country isn't talks with the international monetary fund and the world
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bank about restructuring its debt and so the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera more news to come inside story as that next. we understand the differences. and similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current of the matter to al-jazeera. under-fire brazil's president deploys the army to contain devastating blazes in the hour that's come as criticism from the i'm signed is growing along with demands to say the so-called long use of the world but what's triggered this natural disaster and why has it turned political this is inside story.
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hello there a very warm welcome to the program i'm julie mcdonald the green longs of our planet are burning fires across brazil's amazon a wiping out huge areas of rain forest they're burning out of control in many parts at a record rate and official figures show there's been more than $75000.00 forest fires in brazil and that's just this year alone if they can't be stopped then we may be in very real trouble and that's because the amazon forest absorbs millions of tonnes of carbon emissions every single year and they're crucial in regulating global warming well this act like map shows all the fires that have been burning in the amazon and the crisis has created a panic amongst environmentalist and even some governments around the globe many are blaming brazil's president jabal son aral for not doing enough to stop the
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blazes daniel schwimmer reports from the state of wrong that's one of the worst affected regions. forest fires happen every year it was ill but it was the shoe scale. the world the so-called world's lungs are on fire strong criticism firstly from within brazil and the rest of the world forced president. to respond. forest fires happen all over the world so this is no reason to impose international sanctions brazil will continue to be as it is now a country that is friendly with everyone and is responsible in protecting its amazon forest. he's been accused by many of creating the very conditions he's now trying to control but there's a defiance from the president and resentment from his supporters and other countries telling was ill what to do. or don't agree that other countries should come here to presume we don't go to other countries to upset them you don't see
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brazilians they're causing problems only working to see money home to invest here this is pioneering country distant from brazil's main population centers also nardo had a message that resonated here. i'm 63 years old and i'm never seen a president as honest as this one who confronts the problems and says what has to be seed is defending brazil these are people who came to tame the forest to cut a bird to carve a future from what they consider to be a wilderness this particular blaze may not be huge but it's one of tens of thousands burning across brazil some control some not some illegal some legal what's clear is that few will be investigated but the consequences will eventually be felt around the world. the fire's a big put out but what's left is this black and devastation which will take many years to recover. 70 percent of the state of rudolph has already been developed
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deforested for lucrative timber then burned to create land for cattle rearing and sawyer production the rest is up for grabs and no one it seems is stopping them at the moment if you burn the forest you have backed up by a president and then you do exactly as you want to do because you know nothing will happen and that's a problem and we have seen statistically when there is law enforcement fires in deforestation is done when we don't have it it goes up the fires are still burning but will boast a natural bend on the be heat of international pressure or bow to the ambitions of some his strongest supporters that there are others here a ground on your state northwest of brazil. so let's bring in our guests from washington d.c. andrew miller is advocacy director at amazon watch in sao paolo via skype simoni
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rosita all is a business woman philanthropist and political commentator and in bristol farnan elwood is a community ecologist and professor of conservation science at the university of the west of england in bristol a very warm welcome to you all this is a massive subject isn't it is interconnected the local local and global in so many ways so morning i want to start with you what's it been like to be inside brazil having conversations with your friends in the wider community and seeing this story develop into something much bigger. well julie it all started on monday afternoon. with sherry ok we are at winter time but it's very unusual to have you know dark skies at 3 pm and i laid out on that date turns out that the reason why we had that i knew so well. was because of the fires in the amazon and that's what the subject and it's really has taken over the whole country over the past few days are
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people in the north of brazil saying that it's always been like that for them to stand with a year and that's why change now you have the whole country talking. but you really start the conversation to start and i can see you nodding vigorously there the amazon rain forest right now is being described as being under assault this is the kind of phraseology that we're hearing under assault specifically by bolsa naro brazil's leader is that fair. hamazon is absolutely under assault in terms of the policies that both an arrow is carrying out and of course the rhetoric that we're seeing and obviously to clarify it didn't start with both scenario there were tendencies in the previous administration even before then but those assault has been really accelerated under both even going back to before he was elected to the discourse that he had not one more centimeter of lands to be
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titled to indigenous peoples you know really supporting many of the economic interests the loggers the miners and of course the very powerful rural. and then now as president implementing or trying to implement many different policies in terms of lack of enforcement of the existing norms and laws in brazil many of which are very strong and as i think was you know mentioned earlier before the program now when those laws are in force it has a huge impact and can really put down the deforestation but those laws are not being enforced there's a direct effort to weaken those laws before the brazilian congress and of course many of the ministers that have been installed bible scenario are climate deniers or the minister of environment who is essentially an environmental criminal so in many ways the policies have been quite horrific and of course the discourse very anti indigenous discourse you know talking about the deforestation numbers that
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have been coming out the spike in deforestation those numbers as being fake news of course firing the head of the brazilian space agency and then most recently blaming n.g.o.s for having started the fires so i think we can definitely describe this as an assault on the amazon fineman listening to this being described in more political terms from your perspective as a conservationist who of course is in full. diversity in lots of areas a former rain forest across the globe how serious is this from your perspective something that you have long been involved in. well unfortunately the truth is that this is this is legitimately an ecological catastrophe the fact is that the world's rain forests and when people describe the most the lungs of the planet they are not the lungs of brazil they are not the lungs of south america the rainforest of southeast asia are not the lungs of southeast asia they are the lungs
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of the planet every single person on this planet is going to suffer if they cut down the rain forests which are purifying the air and the water in those countries so basically it makes me very unhappy because we work in southeast asia but the tropical rainforests the main locations are southeast asia and africa and the amazon and they each have different problems but the immediate problem in the amazon are these fires which are burning out of control and this is something which is is coming to our news cameras is why we're talking about it now which is a very good thing but the amazon rain forest has been dying slowly for a very long time but almost out of sight out of mind these fires that are happening now and the blackout in sao paulo and the smaug and these apocalyptic images that we're now seeing it's almost some kind of biblical apocalypse this is now bringing it much more into real time this is happening now today and it will happen tomorrow
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and the next day and these rain forests cannot be replaced they once they are gone they are gone fine and raises an interesting point simoni who does the amazon belong to you know we hear from both saying you know it's not your house on fire it's our house on fire we heard it in daniel trying los piece he was talking to one of the farmers who said you know we don't go around interfering in other people's business why are other people in severe in here so who does the amazon belong to and is there a feeling in brazil that actually there are other countries poking in their noses. i am generally let my boss american wants. to talk you know he wasn't. going to talk about what measures were going to be taken you know to draw the fires but at the end he didn't announce anything you just said that the armed forces were going to be sent there but there was a raid norm and he kept talking about the threat of economic sanctions and that's
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the 1st report of its interest as the amazon fire cannot be an excuse for economic sanctions against iraq when he was starting them so there were people banging pots and pans just like that used to do during that zuma recept government which was about to be breached just you know as a way of sowing the edges of against the president and the fact is i think brazilians are 1st of all yes the amazon belongs to brazil but it is global issue you know even for brazil cannot control the flyers it is important for their wallets it's also i have got to think that's being talked about here is how are their squiers are and the believer in amazonas. born in maryland as well so what yes if you look at the amazon is our worst but global issue is so better it has to be brought up you know by all the interested parties basically andrew
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there's a lot of talk right now about holding trade deal simonian mention that there are potential sanctions are you finding ways with the stick rather than the carrot to you know bring brazil into line but i wanted to you know do we need a different sort of policy we do need something more enlightened you know figuring out how to best take care of the amazon and finding a way to encourage whichever brazilian government it is or whichever government anywhere that is a caretaker of one of these spaces. to do it in a way i don't know if we if we have to find a way to pay that country to be that caretaker but is there is some sort of middle ground that isn't about this kind of old world of sanctions and hitting people with a great big stick. well that's a great question in response to that last question about who does the bird the amazon belong to. in part of the amazon humble hong's to they originally people that live there the brazilian and the indigenous peoples. in many ways it's their
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ancestral territories they've lived there since long before the brazilian state existed and they're the ones who are the best defenders of the amazon and in terms of this salt that we're talking about earlier the people who are most feeling that assault are indigenous peoples and they're working very hard to defend their territories to protect the amazon to defend the global climate but are receiving death threats there are people trying to invade their lands lawyers miners and indigenous peoples are confronting them so it's very important in all of these conversations we're not just talking about the brazilian state versus what the french are saying and what other governments are saying indigenous peoples need to be central and their voices and their demands really need to lead the responses in terms of the free trade agreements and sanctions and all these other conversations i mean that's very important in part because the amazon is being cut down in order to create. agriculture land in order to create pastures for cattle much of which is
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being exported to markets in europe and in other places and so it's very important to understand the global economics of all this not just not just the climate implications but actually what are complicity is out when i say hour as here in the united states of course is a market for many of these products many of the corporations that are the commodity traders that are involved in distribute these products are horror humongous companies like cargill archer daniels midland some of the largest private banks in the world are heavily invested in these industries bank of america citi bank among others and enormous investment funds like black rock and so it's really important to understand also who are some of the economic actors that are benefiting ultimately from the deforestation that's going on the assault on the amazon. and yes i think the free trade agreements i don't know if not signing a free trade agreement can be considered a sanction but you know we need to be very careful about that in you know and i think it is important in the car the conversations around europe also here in the
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united states after both came and visited with donald trump in march there's been some conversations as as of late in recent weeks about the idea of a u.s. brazil free trade agreement and personally i think that's incredibly problematic especially in this context and especially given the vision that both of our has for the amazon i don't think the united states should be involved in that vision farnan you were nodding vigorously at the mention of course of the people that you come into contact with and work with a lot of the indigenous peoples who protect their lands you understand the patterns of the ecology and the nature and how important it is and then you will someone like me who had you know soya milk in their coffee this morning and i have every morning and i have hardwood furniture and to some degree i am a consumer like many of us are responsible partly for what's happening in the amazon but i wonder how do we focus people on this idea that we're all complicit when it feels like a personal level it's very hard to do anything when these big corporations and
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banks and hedge funds are involved so much further up the chain so far and what can we do to to focus people. well i think this this is the kind of heart of the matter if we're talking about the rain forest which is a natural phenomenon now the natural world is created by 2 forces there ecological forces which are the day to day forces when plants and animals wake up they decide what to eat with whom to mate how to pass on their genes there is that they're also evolutionary forces the balance of nature as as animals and plants interact through millenia through millions of years they produce the rain forest now the humans the indigenous peoples that live within the rain forest that evolved within the rain forest and spend their every day of their lives in the rain forest are of course in the best position to be able to protect it but but as we have seen the market forces the global economies have now completely stripped them of any power the
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power lies as your other guest was just saying in the hands of these hedge fund managers the global markets and but what is beginning to happen i hope i hope that these images i hope that what's happening with the politicians at the g. 7 summit this this very weekend it's coming to the public attention of people like you and me who put soya milk in our coffee or maybe buy hardwood furniture or eat beef burgers it is because it's beginning to sort of dawn on people and here in the united kingdom this summer we've had a lot of protests a lot of climate change protest of course rain forests are linked to climate change because they remove c o 2 from the atmosphere it will take each and every single one of us to rise up it cannot be left in the hands of the rain forest alliance of greenpeace and i've seen social media i've seen instagram tweets of people saying that their prayers are with the amazon the amazon needs more than prayers people
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must stop using hardwood furniture they must stop consuming as much beef. the free trade agreements concerning beef are in the hands of us because we elect the politicians and the reason why politicians are becoming emanuel boris johnson the new british prime minister i can tell you that the reason why it is now on his agenda is because he wants to be voted in again and it's in the hands of the people if we can apply pressure on our politicians they will begin to respond and if it takes the you know the removal of a free trade deal if the brazilians and other countries is the same with oil palm in southeast asia if countries are cutting down rain forest to make products to export to the west and that is destroying rain forests and increasing climate change if those of us in the west who vote in our politicians stop the consumption
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the free trade agreements will have to stop it is supply and demand if we remove the demand they must stop the supply simoni on that no do the people of brazil including the indigenous peoples many of which are going to be joining marches over the coming days do they feel powerful right now do they feel listened to. yes finally i am you know boasting that i was elected lest yet receive much because of a b. well larry is a sin in the crown 3 people who are fed up with the worst fire to corruption over the past 16 years but also maddow who are so formerly at congress man. didn't resent any project after a round of burns he counted on he spies was hurt by people tired of corruption and that's why he got elected and finally we follow this issue of the
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fire is the number of pieces at finally you got it because you begin to see people from different belief to go exterior you know xining together it's so in a way that i think i think that's really good and i think up there the locals are feeling quite powerful which there was that regards and sat in on that no 2 no i have to say that i don't really agree with that suit previous guests and now what they say you know it's. not centers but you know if you if you do draw that demand side of things that you guys all worldwide. are you know already up at the outlets or. and i'm wondering andrew where is the biggest leverage i mean there are other voices in the region the colombian president has been talking about moving away from short termism and into reforestation which i
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know will be music to your ears and fine and so at all which are the actors you know within central and south america that that can influence this dialogue and what about the rest of the globe and what tone does that conversation need to take . well i mean obviously a tone of urgency is super important but also i mean really looking at concrete solutions i think you'd mentioned earlier kind of what role should other governments and other actors play you know unfortunately there have been some attempts to to to provide support from other actors you have an amazon fund which receives significant funding from the norwegians and from the german government as sort of a model for you know potential model for cooperation for support for projects in the amazon but recently those countries sensually withdrew in part because of of tensions with the bulls in our administration the new administration wanted to change the structure of the project in the decision making essentially wants to
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centralize the decision making with themselves so there there have been expressions of will to support the brazilian government in different kinds of projects. but from the exterior but that the government itself really needs to be willing to support those projects there are a lot of great existing ministries or or entities within brazil you know which is the environmental police who are really the people who should be going out and working to end any sort of illegal operations around the country so you know i guess international governments can support should support the existing structures in brazil the people in brazil within the brazilian government who are really trying to do the right thing but in recent years their power and their budgets have been significantly cut but yes i do believe the role of other governments in the region is important in part because they are as on of course exists in 9 countries 2 thirds of that is in brazil but the rest are in 9 their countries significant
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portions in bolivia and peru in colombia places where there are also fires as was mentioned so a high level of cooperation among. amazonian countries is very important you know we haven't talked at all about china and other companies that. also markets for some of the products so you know those countries need to play a role too we can't just talk about europe and talk about the united states we need to talk about other emerging markets that are having a huge effect on what's happening in the amazon what's going on in brazil and elsewhere you know so i think it's really a question about political will in many places and hopefully these images going around the world hopefully the protests that we're seeing across brazil across the world really this you know this weekend in and this coming month there are going to be many protests including potentially more action around the amazon and of course the climate strikes that are happening later on you know the september 20th is the use climate strike right around that time the u.n.
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is coming together in new york city that would be a good opportunity for global leaders to talk about these issues i mean both the narrow apparently is going to go to try and make an address at the united nations which is going to probably be very controversial in the current context so there definitely are for it to do this the question is does the political will exist to really have these conversations the grassroots uprising that we're seeing is very encouraging the fact that we have a lot of authoritarian governments like. our own government here trump and others is very discouraging because those folks are not likely to want to listen to those kinds of grassroots voices so it sounds to me everybody like it's up to all of us a huge thank you to all of our guests today i know it's an enormous subject which we could talk about for a long time more thank you so much for joining us and. fun on elwood's and thank you for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our
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is that tribes don't have jurisdiction over non-native americans for all crimes there but a lot of concerns of the federal agencies don't respond that they don't take these crimes seriously a lack of evidence is the main reason federal officials are declining to prosecute crimes on reservations that shouldn't be the end of the discussion. there should be then a ok let's see what went wrong in this case why the is no evidence or why the evidence isn't good enough and make sure that doesn't happen again. brazilian troops join the battle against fires burning for the amazon but the president says things are returning to normal.
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michelle kerry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up trade war concerns and competing agendas can leaders in the world's 7 strongest economies on unity and france. too scared to return to me and marblehead to refugees demand better rights before they'll go back as they mark 2 years since playing to bangladesh. it's all fun and games to find out about the high rewards and the high pressure in east sports. tens of thousands are brazilian soldiers have begun heading into the amazon to join the fight against fires burning through the rain forest their president says things are returning to normal the military is being sent to 6 states in an unprecedented response the number of fires is about 85 percent higher than last year and many blame the policies of president. ridge burns are down over the last few
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years and are going back to normal they have a sign issue has been described as an international crisis that will be the subject of urgent talks at the g 7 many of the fire starter been remote areas of the amazon that are difficult to police the places where developers often see opportunities but much of the land is protected or belongs to and ditches communities trying once more the western state of virginia one of the areas worst affected by the fires. both brazil's joy and its curse is sheer size this sensation of infinity the sense that no matter how much damage man does you can never ruin all of this but now with large parts of the amazon the blaze that sensation is being shattered what happens here in this remote part of the amazon does matter in the rest of brazil doesn't matter in the rest of the world we've just an hour long journey by road from the road on your state's capital of portfolio and then without taking
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a 5 hour trip up the already over to the county board not indigenous community just one of many around brazil that complain that speculators often encroach on their land and set fires fires which often go out of control these remote territories are always very difficult to police but now with the president in office who's cut funding to the very government agencies tasked with defending this land that's nearly impossible the president both sonando has also said that the indigenous communities of brazil are an impediment to progress in the country and hinted that speculators will not be punished for breaking the law we're now surrounded by smoke i can smell the smoke ashes are falling into the river many of those speculators are taking full xander full advantage of that situation and the one of the major reasons why large parts of the amazon reaching are ablaze like really before the 7 leaders have just begun meeting in the french city of beirut submitted growing
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concern about the u.s. trade war with china and the effect on the world's economy earlier u.s. president on all trumps britain's prime minister boris johnson is the right man to oversee the process of brecht's it made the comments as he went into a meeting with johnson and global trade the amazon buyers in salvaging the 2015 iran nuclear deal are likely to top the agenda at the summit of bottler in they read she joins us live so in this meeting between johnson and trump what do we know about what was discussed and sasha. well this is the 1st face to face meeting between the us president and the british prime minister they have spoken to each other of course before though on the phone and expressed their mutual admiration for each other while the main topic on the table was briggs johnson has said that he will take britain out of the european union by october 31st deal or no deal donald trump was asked whether or not he had any advice for boris johnson on that matter and trump are on so to he had no advice at
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all only that boris johnson was the right man for the job well trump is also saying that once britain does leave the e.u. if that's the case that there could very quickly be a rather big deal he said made between the u.s. and the u.k. on trade he seemed very upbeat and positive on that and i think both leaders are very keen to show that this was going to be a successful meeting and a successful partnership to boris johnson did raise the contentious issue of trade and the u.s. policy of fighting terrorists boris johnson saying that historically britain had been against these kind of tariff hikes and also had always been historically for free trade so trade and he said already come up how likely is it to dominate the rest of the summit. this. was dominated much of the discussions are so far and in fact this morning the 7 leaders
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have arrived we saw them arriving a few moments early and they will be taking part in a special session on the economy and on trade and that is something that the u.s. president donald trump had specifically requested he felt there wasn't enough of a focus on trade in this meeting and we have heard though from donald trump a little bit earlier that he says that the u.s. is preparing to make a big deal with japan we don't exactly know what that will be we also know that in the meeting with johnson a journalist did all stumble trump whether or not he was serious about the idea of declaring a national state of emergency on the economy that would govern the way that washington's relationship with china on trade moves forward and this is what he answered with a steal and take out an intellectual property theft anywhere from $300000000000.00 to $500000000000.00 a year and we have a total loss of almost a trillion dollars
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a year for many years. and many ways it's an emergency i have no where in right now actually we're getting along very well with china right now we're talking i think they want to make you know much more than i do you know a lot of money in terms of coming in by the river got tense and china so we'll see what happens but we are talking john over. well there's no doubt that the discussions on trade or the g. 7 are likely to be raul the key to it in several g 7 leaders have made it very clear that they want the united states to really tone down what they see as an escalation of a trade war they very worried they said the tariff hikes the tape for tat terrifying between the u.s. and china are actually having a real impact on the global recall me they are talking about warning about the possibility of a recession if it is to continue in the french president tomorrow michael has made it one of his goals at this g. 7 summit he is of course the host he has said that he wants to try and deescalate
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the trade tensions that are going on ok about lower life for us at the g. 7 in berets thank you and israeli drone has exploded over the lebanese capital beirut has been lost as a damaged a building housing its media office and another drone went down in the same area just hours earlier israel carried out air strikes on iranian targets near the syrian capital damascus santa has more on that from beirut. the populated neighborhood in the lebanese capital but it is on. hold. for sure. thing. on. area and the 2nd one exploded and crashed in the area we don't have any more because the group of the. group. the group of course and iran. which have been the ones that is grabbing
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upon turkey's defense minister says a joint control center with the united states is now operational in northern syria it's part of a plan to create a so-called safe zone the 2 sides had months of talks over the size of the zone and who would control it or smith that's more from an talkie on the turkey syria border . the turkish and u.s. military have been discussing for a long time now what exactly a safe zone along the turkish syria border would comprise of how deep into syrian territory would go whether it would be joint patrols with the u.s. and turkish troops or just the u.s. troops patrolling on their own the turkish defense minister believes that at least the opening of this joint operations center is a significant step on the way to getting the safe zone up and running one of the. most this is a joint operation center has been established fear they continue the work the 1st drone flew on august 14th and now as of 4 30 pm we have a joint helicopter the helicopter including both americans and members of our armed
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forces is now in the year the 1st flight has started syrian regime forces are now pushing against the last of the major rebel held area in northern syria that's been the province and as they do that more internally displaced syrians fleeing the fighting yet again and they're heading north towards the turkey syria border as many as half a 1000000 people heading that way according to the u.n. turkey is not going to let those refugees in and it doesn't want them amassing along the border that is why turkey wants to get this saves own up and running as quickly as possible the challenge of the turks is how big is that safe safe zone going to be they want it 30 kilometers into syria the americans want a much narrower save zone and not the turks wanted a lot deeper because they also want to push back syrian kurdish fighters they consider them allied to terrorist. turkish kurdish groups in turkey the
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americans though working with the syrian kurds and they don't want them pushed as far back at least 11 people have been killed in fighting in yemen between the u.a.e. back separatist forces and government troops both sides. enforcements to shopper province in southern yemen after fighting broke out in the city of the toc tens of thousands of people have been killed in yemen's civil war and while in the capital protesters have gathered in front of saunas airport to mandan and and to the siege there the saudi led military coalition has been enforcing a strict embargo on that area people are asking the u.n. to help them lift the siege which they say is having a major impact on the city. many reports in bahrain say the government has an investigator to hunger strike at a prison social media reports say as many as $600.00 prisoners have been on strike for 10 days at the top prison it's in response to inmates being relocated with then the detention center investigation says the president's actions don't break the law
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on the hunger strike cannot be classified as torture still ahead on al-jazeera we're live in hong kong where protesters are out on the streets for a 12 week calling for political change and counting the population in kenya enter 6 people are being recognized for the 1st time in a national census and africa. hello good or welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across europe today is going to be very much like a day like yesterday across the central regions of europe we're going to be dealing with severe weather i did today anywhere from 6 lucky all the way down here into northern italy parts of the balkan peninsula as well and then a.


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