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billions of future dollars to war and space and we need an enemy for all this money and china is the perfect enemy. the aim of this film is to break a silence the united states and china may well be on a path toward a nuclear war is no longer unthinkable in a few years china has become the world's 2nd biggest economic power the united states is the world's biggest military power with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean china is a threat to this dominance says washington who is the threat this film is about shifting and great danger but it's also a film about the human spirit and the rise of an extraordinary resistance among people on the frontline of a coming war where the words never again have an urgent meaning for all of us.
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why. this is bikini the room of an agent underwater volcano in the marshall islands with its necklace of $23.00 islands bikini is a place of beauty and silence and menace more. closely where the emerald. suddenly folds into a vase black hole this is the crater of one of the greatest manmade explosions the hydrogen bomb they call profit. if a private an entire island and poisoned almost everything and everyone. has a plane flew low we seem to touch it's deathly void.
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the marshall islands lie in the vast pacific ocean between the united states and asia captured from the japanese in world war 2 they have long been america's strategic secret its stepping stone to asia and china. 7 hips take position 3 miles topic you need to stop are the shattering impact of the tomic. warships was assembled in bikini look. in order to blow them to bits. the decks of the 73 test ships anchored in bikini lagoon are steamed up the bridge
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activity and this product bamidele program designed to furnish data on blast impact of the mighty atom by animals up many animals were strapped to their decks like a snow was on. the experiment was to see how they'd done it. right all right but out of pride to determine their perfect products are part of our care bear of the atom black. today bikini is unfit for human life radiation poisons the food and water.
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shoes registered unsafe on a geiger counter. the abandoned symmetry looks out to where the sun rose one morning then rose again as apocalypse. the equivalent of one hiroshima bomb was exploded in these on every day for 12. you this. beauty has returned to the island but the people have an. exile to barren islands many of them spoke of when 968 president lyndon johnson told them people safe to go. but it wasn't safe and the u.s. authorities knew it was in sight i mean.
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at sea then. the wrath. of the willing. anyone and you named the one and. the another now. and get on plane you and other that you were given what happened as a result of the bravo test was that a coverup was launched very shortly after march 1 mean there's such a history of wrong information outright lies deception there was no no attempt to take the most conservative approach and make sure that everybody was ok they knew where the radioactive fallout was going to go. and they took that risk and when they then made known full well equipped. they still had an opportunity
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to evacuate even on day of the show but these people were not evacuated we were not evacuated and people. so that only leaves 11 up one believe that number one the united states made this from guinea pigs they thought that. the effects of radiation would do. that it's a pretty strong indication that even if they should do it it seems extraordinary here we are this. of the 21st century talking to people still frightened of all that nuclear fallout all those tests all those years ago the impression i get is that there's some little trust among people the us is trying to provide as much information as much good information as we can and so i wouldn't accept the characterization that that there have been lies and cover ups that would guinea pigs comes up a lot from these survives i would i would refer you to our embassy website on that
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i've read it and that question was looked at during the clinton administration and that was not the conclusion they came to. the secret of the marshall islands this project full point was declassified documents reveal a scientific program began the study of mice and became a study of human being exposed to radiation. chicago is where it all began i'm for the easy are gone lab in chicago last week came 7 men natives of the marshall islands led them is from here in the rational radiated by a march 19th 54 hydrogen bomb. john is mayor of which is 100 miles from the. john as we said. happy amenable to. his grandfather ran almost make it on his car on. a white man brought money and religion on the market or. knows
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about and is a pretty good mayor. iron room is a radiation big for a human being. inside john. whose 1st visit to the white man's country meant san francisco people pride and chicago skyscrapers and streamlined. first visit to the white man's country and the iron rule. these people are getting paid as they are part of the experiment project $4.00 they are being returned to wrong lab an island 100 miles from bikini by the u.s. navy they were told repeatedly it was safe to go home. they are being returned to an island described by a u.s. atomic energy official has by far the most contaminated place on earth
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he added it will be interesting to get a measure of human uptake when people live in a contaminated environment. the people of. poison island for 28 years as guinea pigs. the objects of regular scientific examination. this is the largest of the islands. occupied by one of america's most important and secretive bases. known as the ronald reagan test site it's a missile. the pacific ocean all the way to asia and china.
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here the people of the mushroom islands of once again being subjected to the testing of weapons of mass destruction designed for a coming war on. the basis part of a remarkable. knownas vision 2020 devised in the 990 s. its aim is described officially as full spectrum dominance. this means control of all land sea. cyber space and space 54321. from california almost 5. the u.s. air force times says intercontinental missile by firing them at the.
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imagine a missile coming screaming out of the sky it's absolutely terrifying there i think that there is there's really nothing that i can imagine that that would be more terror. trying than this and we're talking about. devices that any one of them could go off course. none of this disturbs life from the base where small town america has been recreated a wonderland of the suburban good. that realize that there's nothing better than living on a tropical island i'm pretty much of each property you know it's great living here .
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just across the bay busybody. known as the slum of the pacific more than 12000 people live here on the strip of land less than a mile long. moony of them refugees from what is now a missile base and from islands poisoned by nuclear testing. every day people from the by are brought to work on the missile base to water the gardens and the golf course. then they are ferry back to the office. this is apartheid in the pacific.
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many's the only medicine. and fish are they able and. page tripled in for us here we are the tropic of live and you need vegetable and for. fish vegetables and fruit but once abundant only by. today fish is contaminated by toxic pollutants so the environmental protection agency. now the only food most people can afford is process and imported they have the highest rate of diabetes in the world. when someone gets really. do they go to the hospital live from the base because
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they've got a pretty modern clinic where they don't treat 3 of them with whom it is in. places where they are for taking the pull out and then. what happens when somebody is seriously ill. tell you maybe. the most consistent. example given is the example of the ronald reagan missile site and e.p.i. next to it. on the ronald reagan missile side is a vivid example of the united states golf courses and. swimming pools and all kinds of manatees. right next to it is what was called the slum of the pacific and said it's a challenge by. in great need right now we talked about infrastructure one of the
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projects the u.s. is working with our australian colleagues and with the asian development bank is a sewer and water project desperately needed pretty by he buys overcrowded schools need repair actually the us military did a survey back in the seventy's and found that the service didn't work and the water didn't run on the electricity wasn't there it only happened nor all that long ago they found almost exactly the same thing what why hasn't that been fix we've there's complete agreement that the by should be a priority and not only because of the current activities of the ronald reagan space and missile defense side but there's also now an additional component that is providing for global security and that's the space fans project by the air force. every missed fired on the marshall islands by the u.s. military cost $100000000.00 each. this school bus is the only one only by they can't afford to replace it.
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with. the people we have no need for. it's being used to test and if the foreign countries like china. and anywhere else if they want. what would you like to see happen. i want our land. yes i want to find the way you were that i asked about it but that's the ball is a board that i see well it's not as i thought of that i said so it's their last one
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outside the border town of the mia its fighters say they now have the aircraft the syrian government has condemned joint us in turkish patrols in a north west as a flagrant violation of its sovereignty armed vehicles returned to turkey on sunday after entering an area that used to be controlled by u.s. backed kurdish forces. president vladimir putin's ruling united russia party has lost a 3rd of its seats in moscow's regional election but it still holds a majority the opposition communist party more than doubled its seats on sunday the election seen as a litmus test for national elections 2 years from now and a popularity check for the government a strike by british airways pilot is causing major disruption for passengers worldwide the 1st day of a 48 hour walkout is grounding most of the airlines 850 flights threatening travel plans 430-0000 passengers 4300 pilots one of biggest share of the profits
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those are the headlines swigart the news hour and 30 minutes from now right now it's back to the coming war on china. this is shanghai the historic hotel on the yangtze river china's greatest city. i arranged to meet the american author james bradley whose latest bestselling book the china mirage reveals an extraordinary hidden history of american power and mountain china. it was almost illegal for someone like me to know a chinese for almost all of american history the chinese came to america to mine gold and build the railroads and americans decided we didn't like the competition so in $882.00 we had the chinese exclusion act which kept the chaney's out of the
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united states for about 100 years so you have the largest population in the world that can come to the united states so it just the point we're putting up the statue of liberty saying we welcome everybody we were wrecked you know wall saying we welcome everybody except those cheney's. fear of a rising china today is the latest chapter in the history of propaganda but president of the chinese as uncouth and in front. to western popular and political culture the chinese became the yellow peril. and racial stereotypes for the constant theme. and threat. as the t.v. show is. was just really. revels
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in the stuff. that. i. felt. this caricature of an entire people can see old enough or richer and. for the american to lead to 19th century china was a goldmine of drugs. war and delano the grandfather of franklin delano. roosevelt was the american opium king of china he was the biggest american opium dealer 2nd to the british he welcomed the 1st american ship into china to help with the opium or as much of the east coast of america columbia harvard yale
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princeton were born from opium money the american industrial revolution was funded by huge pools of money where did this come from it came from illegal drugs in the biggest market in the world china let me get this right the grandfather of. the most liberal president franklin delano roosevelt was a drug runner yes franklin delano roosevelt never made much money in his life he had public service jobs that were very lowly paid but he had yachts see it summer homes he had mansions in new york city the kids went to private schools he inherited a fortune from warren delano his father who was the american opium king of china if you scratch anyone with the name forbes in there named john forbes kerry secretary of state john forbes kerry you'll find opium money his great grandfather
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was an opium dealer. how big was opium money opium money built the 1st industrial city in the united states lol massachusetts it built the 1st 5 railroads in the united states opium money all over the east coast but it wasn't talked about it was called the china trade and if you go to various museums you can see teas and silks . exhibited and they keep quiet about all that big opium money. in the scramble to get opium money china was invaded and colonized by britain and the other imperial power was. far anomalies grab the whole swathes of china. this is the american army in tiananmen square peking in 1900. great cities like shanghai were taken over and declared concessions and foreigners lived
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a life of privilege and luxury amidst terrible poverty imposed on the chinese. resistance known as the boxer rebellion was put down with the savagery. this rape of china set the tone for how china was perceived in the west well into the 20th century. this is the distinguished historian we should know theodore wright's white 105 go to the white house speaking in the 1960 s. perhaps china is too vast to be governed by mercy yet of chinese mine craves order . they must be brought to recognize they are the biggest factor in the worlds disorder. and we must untangle the madness of
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their mind the most difficult task in the world is to reach the minds of men who. want what was really complaining about what the loss of a china but the imperial west could dominate and the to feet of general chiang kai shek who were these famously powerful christian wife mailing sume guarded america's interests in china. that is until they were thrown out to $949.00 by a communist revolution led by mouth said. molly had beaten chiang kai shek 3 times in huge battles involving millions of combatants mao was a winner in this contest from the early 1930 s. on but we know very little about it and people don't understand that even today.
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shanghai hears the message clearly as foreign businessmen bought up their shops go now go quickly communism archer's take what you can but. elemental haste the western powers evacuate the city they have built for good and bad alike mostly the businessmen come for profit as well as missionaries come to she must say good bye south b.n.c. steams the last of western influence their well to a century. people and today it's difficult to understand the paranoia ignited by mouse revolution. as we look at china on the map we can see that china is the basic cause of all of our troubles in asia i believe that for the state or.
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if you meant that the. to be prepared for the puppy beneath. a shiny new me at their own the united way. one of the myths about mao is that he was an implacable enemy of the capitalist west. shanghai today is a prosperous international city still run by the communists at least in my. when i was last in china more than a generation ago the loudest noise was the tinkling of bicycle bells now just the streets were dark the universities were closed the chaos of the cultural
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revolution had given way to a great silence where exhausted was the freest comment. coming back the change was barely comprehensible. here in shanghai the freedom bears no comparison yes there are issues with human rights especially the right to speak against the state and challenge its power since i was last here millions of people of been lifted out of poverty many of them into an entirely new middle class this is still barely understood in the west or should there be wilfully misunderstood the truth is that china has matched america cern great game of capitalism and that is one forgivable. one measure of china's new capitalism is that
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a run ritualised this league table of china's mega rich has published by rupert hogan warthe an old attorney and his chinese name as her run he's received many awards including china's man of the year this year 2015 it's probably been the most extraordinary year of wealth creation in the history of china again you know i've been doing this little 1516 years i've never seen a year late 2015 you know it normally for $200000000.00 pounds or $300000000.00 we find say by $800000.00 people this year 2015 it's doubled they'll be more dollar billionaires nobody in china than in the u.s. so the u.s. up until now has been the leader in terms of business. even the most successful business tycoons in the world. china 2015 with their take in the us said amazing.
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modern china is full of telling irony is not released this museum that was once the house where mounties comrie secretly founded the communist party of china in 1921. today it stands in the heart of an exclusive fairy capitalist shopping district. when you leave the shrine to china's great revolution you're confronted by a surreal spectacle for right outside where the chinese communist party was born other very symbols of capitalism starbucks apple cart here.
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and down there perhaps the free market the greatest triumph bottled water that ensures you live beyond costing 6 pounds for a small bottle in my hotel. now spin and as to if he was here i'm not so sure hidden history is always a key to the truth 5 years before his great communist revolution in 149 mts sent this secret message to washington china must industrialize wrote. this can only be done by free enterprise chinese and american interests fit together economically and politically america need not fear that we will not be cooperative we cannot risk crossing america we cannot risk any conflict. mal received no reply. nothing has changed.
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miles say tongue was looking to be a friend with the united states from the beginning miles says i will go meet franklin roosevelt in the white house moll reaches out $950.00 to harry truman he reaches out to dwight eisenhower his hand was tossed away. this opportunity that might of changed history prevented was saved countless lives was lost because the truth of miles of the true was was denied in the washington of the 1950 s. . state to pop and officials who had carried mao's messages were condemned done justly as communist traitors. everybody who knew my who spoke chinese was gone in the 1950 s. the state department had no employees who spoke cheney it's resulted in us not
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having relations with the number one most populous country in the world in 1979 this man. became china's paramount leda he said socialism does not mean shit poverty. this was code for the most radical reform since miles revolution. the return of capitalism to china but this time controlled by the communist party. to be riches glorious dame was reported as saying. america was now threatened by the emergence of a vast image of itself. this is one of the many very exclusive gated communities in shanghai where an apartment is one
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of the prices of the new communism. i had a range to see professor zion way way a close aide to the late things out paying the man who changed china. though in. really extremely. long term visionary the leader always exceed the long turn strategic vision for his country for his people that this to you for the past you know they're true this is really a tradition from china's long history you look at even like mao he said we should suppose you could. supply. so that continues to this that the. of actually or many chinese
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have problems with the west the media is this theory about china if you. contend with fear it hypes you missed so many things you know if b.b.c. broadcast something they are happy to always mention this comment is to dictatorship this autocracy not actually with this label you cannot understand this china as it is but if you watch b.b.c. c.n.n. or read economist and try to understand china it will be a failure it's impossible. multiple parties fight for political power and everyone voting on them is the only path to salvation for the long suffering that's. a shanghai entrepreneur educated in america and typical of a new confident outspoken political class in china there are
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a lot of problems but at the moment the chinese the party state has. an extraordinary ability to change me i make the joke. in america you can change political parties but you can't change policies. in china you cannot change the party but you can change policies. so in a 65 or 66 years china is being run by one single party yet. the political changes that have taken place in china in the past 66 years have been wider and broader and greater than probably any other major country in modern memory so in that time china seems to be communist separate will say well china is a market economy and survive a market economy but it is not a capitalist country here's why there is no way a group of billionaires could control the politburo. the owners control
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american policy making. so in china you have a vibrant market economy but capital does not rise above political authority capital is not does not have in trying rights in america capital the interest of capital and capital itself has risen above the name of the american nation the political authority cannot check the power of capital and that's why america is a catalyst country but china is not this is the ironic title of a bestselling book by zhang leisure a journalist and critic who lives in beijing. many americans imagine that the chinese people live miserable repressed her life these no freedom must have
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a. that's not quite sure if you toss speak to many ordinary chinese people they will tell you they feel their life i quite free some 500000000 people being lifted out of poverty and some would say probably 600000000 people that's a great achievement. for many ready americans the yellow peril has never left and i think of the there's the fear about china of course there's the fear of china as rep it rise but it's also has a lot to do. with china's. the label as communists and states china subject of some modest compare where their weight they're not trying to run the world they're not even trying to run asia pacific i think they want to keep america from dominating the asia pacific so they have what they believe is their rightful place in asia pacific
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because it also was asian law history and their size so their objectives are really modest compared with their capacity. the wealth for new wealth in china often so this is this is the product of self made entrepreneur skill but it's also the product of the exploitation of people at the bottom what are known in china as migrants but they're not really migrants so. if you really. go to port to this my woodwork us you will find quite surprisingly. over the past 5 to 70 years they have experienced. greater increase there in the social groups china not the car side. but china is a class society. these are the homes of migrant workers
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people who build and service the new china. here it's not uncommon for 3 families to share one tiny flat. you know you would get a socialist country wheezy quality but unfortunately since the reform has started china has become one of the most unequal societies in the words the income gap is widening governments i feel have retreated some of the responsibility left the markets to takeover by the market has not always treat women kindly. private companies they would just briefly is too high and challenged bearing age women and sometimes when women become pregnant they were thanking them because they don't
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want to pay their matelote leave and in fact income gap has grown much bigger between men and women. your old boss funk presided over the bloodshed and tear them square what would you say to the survivors of tiananmen square because so many of those did fight for what they saw as democratic change in china. in 1809 there were 2 political forces one was those reprise any by the chinese students their hero was. off who happen to be in their slogan was silly unions today china's to more so the idea was political reform 1st other reforms 2nd otherwise china will be hopeless and dense messy which opposite he saw
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. it now he saw china must have economic reform 1st other reforms 2nd this priority must be set clear. konami is the front line of a beckoning war with china we can't continue to allow china to rape our country and that's what they're doing there never have been 2 countries more into dependent on each other then china and the us in history there's like a total disconnect with the changing world you have a giant rising power in this case china. why would you expect the giant pricing power to not want to have more control over its test or does a cent. what is that what's the purpose i mean where are we going to stop this process before it starts a war. and then if the war starts where does that end. if
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you are in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when myth was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid things guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our 1st president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china part 2 on a just. to strengthen the good you have to shoulder good all the more with your calm still fight against corruption. destroy needs heroes heroes like new who are about to refuse to 15000000 dollar bryan the achievement of heroes like him to showcase by the international ace award it shines
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a light on these heroes because the best way to fight a darker use to shine a light let's make a rule to bid to please nominate your anti corruption nero now. hello year ago i has again been flooded by warm and humid air coming down behind this line a cloud which effect works as a warm front but being a front it means action along 8 usually in the form of rain the temperature for this credit standing 15 whereas areas that's about right for me will be below
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a rock to be a $39.00 s. and c. on a game are right up the top where it should be now that's just the temps to store the rain story of course is a little different the rain significant in northern argentina heading towards buenos aires has been some significant rain also in the mountains the andes on the lower ground and santiago given the shortage of rain in santiago i'm sure that is welcome but rain aside the temps difference will be maintained for a while until this clouds of disperses cuts off the flow of warmth and i think if you look at a sunset in particular temperature drops that down to near normal by says a huge difference in the fitting is things with the rain in the sky in the form of showers now north of the constant we still got plenty of showers formed daily usually in the the night breeze but you can see that the clouds stream off haiti for example and cuba for crosswise will get davy showers the biggest ones are still around jamaica cuba and the southern bahamas but also look at mexico.
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a spiral of violence. u.k. prime minister boris johnson decides to suspend parliament to block attempts to leave the e.u. without a deal by october sure. devastation as bad as a nuclear bomb aid agencies describe the state of the bahamas after hurricane dorian. and i'm nicholas hawk in the forest of the largest indigenous forest in east africa find out next why tens of thousands of people living here are being forced to destroy their own homes by the kenyan government. and in sport rafa nadal wins the u.s. open in dramatic style as spaniard comes through at the 5 set to win his 19th graham slam title i. 2 separate attacks on convoys in the. in
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a matter of hours have killed 29 people and it's highlighted a growing security problem for the west african nation the 1st attack happened in double ok i'll go where gunmen attacked vehicles carrying aid killing 14 people 15 then died when a minivan hit a mine in sun. some of the violence in the country is split along religious lines at least 14 people were killed during a string of attacks on catholic churches in may last december bikin a fast as the state of emergency many blame groups who cross the border from northern mali in january prime minister paul cobb resigned from office along with his entire cabinet the government was under growing pressure over the rise in violence. catherine choi has more now from korea. the government has issued a statement confirming this incident and that that's along the road ahead into the
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border with mali and one of the attacks happened in an area where we were filming just a few days ago and it's quite surreal because the landmine was planted in the example of patients who are out so this minibus that was carried civilians drove over the lot mine and exploded 15 people were killed the other incident happened about 50 kilometers from that location and it was on a motorcycle riders who are current relieved food for people who have been affected by the security problems with the situation still very dire along the way on our journey we so many many villages that have been designed that and even the villages where some people walk you could just sense and feel the fear and the tension and some of the people actually preparing to leave those villages so it's bipolar and even more dangerous as you go farther north and into the sahara region not access at all and on to the border with mali. it's one of the most
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dangerous routes in book enough i saw. this road heads north to the buddha with miley we're told armed groups easily across the porous border into kenya fassel and carry out attacks on villages and government troops. this minibus was destroyed by a roadside bomb. is one of the larger villages some people are only just returning home after fleeing when a neighboring village was a talked. about it but. says she would stay for long. my husband is in bus a local we fled after the attack in the next village i've just come back to get the rest of our things. from the father north the more dangerous it is. the gunshots you hearing from our police escort as
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a warning to any armed people who could be in hiding. what's happening in the country is part of a regional conflict that began when colonel gadhafi was ousted in libya. armed groups crossed the sahara desert and started an insurgency in northern mali and then spread across the sahara region until 2 years ago but was largely safe now hundreds of people have been killed and many more displaced this is one of many villages we've seen along the way in this homestead for example it appears people left in quite a hearty this food there it seems that they were preparing to eat these pots and pans everywhere and they also left the animals and animals are very important to the people who live in this area some of those we talked to all swear saying that they fled after hearing that other villages had been attacked. this men brought their families to safety after their villages ambushed and several people killed
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they believe the fighters have inflamed tensions between rival hardass and farming communities. beginning with 40 towards a continuation of a local ethnic conflict that has existed for a long time but now we believe it's beyond that. police tell us hours after we left this area several people were killed when a minibus were travelling in heat on a landmine the government has declared a security emergency in 6 regions in the north and east people here say unless security forces succeed in stopping the violence they won't return home catherine sorry al-jazeera nathen book enough. let's take a look now at the fallout of ongoing violence hundreds of people have been killed there in the past 4 years it has caused more than half a 1000000 people to have their access to health care completely cut off all
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drastically reduced health care workers are also affected many have. fled rural areas of the some were attacked the united nations says the humanitarian emergency continues to worsen with hundreds of thousands forced from their homes in the past 3 months. stephen anderson is a spokesman for the international committee of the red cross he joins us via skype now from want to do thanks very much for being with us so a pretty grim picture in bikini a fast so there just give give us a sense of. just how acute the situation is there and the challenges that are facing aid workers. yes thank you for having me 1st i think as mention i mean the situation is extremely dire. because we have a lot of people. 270000 as of august plus issue of
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access to health care which has drastically reduced in the past 6 to 8 months with now over half a 1000000 people really having very poor access or no access at all to health care so i would see these are the main issues for the for the people for humanitarian aid the issue that is also difficult is the issue of access. and security is unfortunately. unfortunately having some problems in our sound connection there too stephen hanson apologies for that so we'll move on. the peace talks are underway in south sudan between the president and exiled rebel leader rick mashad he landed in juba on monday to sit with president salva kiir meeting seen as an important step towards putting into action stalled peace deal at least 400000 people have died since the country's civil war started in 2013 after
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killing remove mashal as vice president. and we've got plenty more ahead on this news out. trying to learn in a country at war life gets increasingly desperate for yemeni families crammed into camps like this plus. it wouldn't have stopped any of the last few years worth of these mass shootings. when the u.s. congress begins debate on new gun laws this week they may find their biggest obstacle is the president. and later in sports thousands turn out in argentina as football legend diego matter donna gets a new job be here with the details. britain's prime minister is expected back in parliament soon to push once again for an early election that's off the bar's johnson's fleeting monday morning visit to ireland
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where the irish backstop was top of the agenda charlie angelo. looking for a breakthrough on bricks that. boris johnson is in dublin making last minute appeals to his irish counterpart over the back stop the insurance policy to avoid a hard border between a northern ireland to break that for a man who last week had britain on course spread. his message was more diplomatic. i'm going to give it to you. like you i've looked carefully at no deal i've assessed its consequences both for our country and and yours and yes of course we could do it you k. could certainly get through it but be in no doubt that outcome would be a failure of state crawford which we would all be responsible for the
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behind the smiles there is tension irish prime minister says there will be no concessions on the irish border issue and ireland would support an extension to the brics that deadline the backstop continues to be a critical component of the withdrawal agreement unless and until alternatives are found but we are open to alternatives but they must be realistic ones legally binding and workable and we haven't received such a post as today's meanwhile in westminster jeremy corbett and other opposition need has met to plan their next steps. on monday a bill designed to block an exit deal becomes law m.p.'s will then vote on government plans to trigger an early election but that vote is expected to fail boris johnson is then obliged to write to the e.u. asking for an extension if he can present an acceptable deal to parliament by october 19th but the government says he will not request that extension. the
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prime minister is still promising to deliver direct it by october 31st he says he has ideas but he has yet to share them with parliament or the media we're heading towards a general election probably but no i mean he's working through that prism i think actually the way the government looking at it is if you look at the focus groups how the polling with the public when you get out of westminster a lot of people behind bars in the way he's going to frame says look i tried or tried to keep my promise parliament stopped me therefore i was forced to go to my election both sides are up against the clock parliament has just hours before the shutdown for 5 weeks while the prime minister has just 40 days to come up with a new deal a deal that brussels has yet to see. al-jazeera london. a largely is live for the u.k. parliament where once again prime minister boris johnson is going to try. to get his call for a snap election but he must know that he still doesn't have the numbers.

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