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it's a made for us by these complex piece of code the question that comes up is inevitable can we trust algorithm in the 1st of a 5 part series 3 questions the neutrality of digital deduction trust me i'm an algorithm on a jersey or. at least 8 killed and dozens more injured after a bomb attack as a religious school in pakistan. there are no stars here tell you this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up strengthening ties with india the u.s. secretary of state seeks to close a military cooperation in the face of growing regional influence from china. the toll being taken on children by the war in yemen the u.n. says thousands are at high risk of dying from hunger. and
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a surprise discovery on the moon luna was they could be just the tonic for manned missions. but we begin in pakistan where an explosion has killed at least 8 people that blast happened to religious school in the city official were more than $100.00 others were also injured when our correspondent come out hyder is watching that situation for us from the capital islamabad come out as were saying earlier this is an area that isn't a stranger to attacks tell us what happened here. indeed you mentioned. in the blog and again happening on the outer fringe. according to the information that we've been able to piece together so far there was not clock taking place. called looney widget situated.
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judged on the outskirts of. time according to. a man walked in. march where a large number of children. and played. according to the police are dime day whites and rich high powered. gear in the world viewed with ball bearing devastating effect now they could not afford to. go there with their deadly nami public school in the. 130. but they showed that day been a spike in the number of attacks being carried out. because of the military operation and grant before being our vote it is now warning by the national. party also all. across pakistan indeed.
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that told from this particular bombing made right. that corresponds across that for us from islamabad. well 2 people have been killed after a car bomb exploded near an afghan special forces unit as fighting is ongoing in the eastern city of cost afghanistan's interior ministry says $25.00 others were injured in that attack including 9 civilians no great has claimed responsibility. now the u.s. secretary of state and the defense secretary are both in india seeking to boost military cooperation micron peo and mark asper are expected to sign an agreement expanding information sharing for military satellites their stop in india is part of a 5 day asia trip all aimed at strengthening strategic ties in order to try to counter chinese influence well our correspondent elizabeth piron is in the indian capital new delhi a week out from the u.s. election this is clearly viewed as a very important trip what's topping the agenda here.
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that is defense in the style to this is the 3rd round of what's called the india u.s. 2 plus 2 dialogue between the u.s. secretaries of state and defense and the 3rd time it's taken place in the last 3 years and seen the signing of what both consider countries consider an important defense deal for the 2 of them it was the last the final 4 defense deals that was outstanding and allows them to share high end military technology maps and classified data was outstanding because the previous indian government that was in power before the b. j p the congress government was reluctant to sign it despite efforts from the u.s. because it thought that it would be given away something of that strategic autonomy by doing so but things have changed since then there is the b j p government in power the trump white house and the 2 administrations the close
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to each other the decision to expedite the deal was made when president trump was in india. in february and given that india is buying more and more defense equipment from the u.s. especially when it comes to its. if force analysts say that it was just a matter of time before they signed this this outstanding deal. liz we've also been watching those heightened tensions over the last few months between china and india given the u.s. push against chinese strategic influence in the region how is that message likely to be received. it is being received very well here we had briefly from u.s. secretary of state mike pompei on who talked about how this is a great day for 2 great countries for the need to cooperation especially during a pandemic and also what he called the china's communist parties threats to security to freedom relations between india and china have been at an almost all
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time low this year with the 1st deaths along the disputed border in 50 years and where india and the u.s. you know they don't see eye to eye on things like things like immigration or trade very importantly trade on the trumpet ministration they more than make up for it in this defense relationship especially at a time when things are so strained between india and china and just to boost that relationship they also are part of this what's called a quad alliance between australia and japan and this alliance which is seen as a counterbalance to china's power in the pacific is going to be carrying out a military exercises maybe the exercises rather the 1st military level engagement to ever take place that's coming up shortly that sum that alliance really china that of hughes and cold war tactics and that alliance is also one that's really grown stronger this year and is about piron and there for us in the indian capital new delhi thanks so much for all the latest. now donald trump's pick for the u.s.
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supreme court justice has now been sworn in and he took the oath of office at the white house shortly after the senate confirmed her nomination her appointment gives the top court a large conservative majority alan fisher house. 30 days after her nomination him equally bad it became the one justice on the u.s. supreme court they held an event at the white house. during. the initial sentiment he was a super spreader event for covered $1000.00 with many attendees including the president contract in the virus that didn't deter president donald trump who wanted a political victory so close to the election this is a momentous day for america for the united states constitution and for the fair and impartial rule of law the speed of the process is upset democrats they say the choice of a new justice should have been left to the next president may win this vote but in
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the process he will speed the precipitous decline of face in our institution our politics the senate and the supreme court you will give in already divided an angry nation a fresh outrage the democrats tried to bring public pressure to stop the vote the argued there were more important things they argued that the republicans wouldn't even consider a democratic nomination for the supreme court in an election year 4 years ago but the reality is the democrats never had any real power to stop this nomination going through a lecture and have consequences and what this administration and those republicans have done is actress of the power that was given to us by the american people about it will replace justice ruth bader ginsburg who died last month her appointment solidifies a 63 conservative majority on the court but she insists she will not take her own
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views on to the court the oath that i have soundly taken tonight means at its core that i will do my job without any fear or favor. and that i will do so independently of both the political branches and of my own preferences democratic presidential nominee joe biden says if he wins the election he'll look again at how the judicial branch of the american government operates there are just a group of serious politicians dollars that would not provide this is how we should proceed from this point on having no been sworn in just this county but it starts work immediately exactly what the republicans wanted alan fischer al-jazeera washington. sounds about as main opposition party says 3 people have been shot dead by police during pre-election protests there they were reportedly killed on the island of pemba police find tear gas and live ammunition at protesters who said
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ballot papers had been pre-marked ahead of the votes on wednesday when in tanzania and the semi autonomous sounds about holding presidential and parliamentary elections well catherine soyuz watching all these developments for us from the kenyan capital nairobi catherine there were warnings of a crackdown on the opposition in tanzania but live ammunition what do we know about what happened here. yes. this happened this incident happened yesterday as you mentioned and the military was distributing voting materials for today's vote today's early vote is for special groups like election officials like security passes and now people living with disabilities and so one so the island has to go to the streets. saying that they believe that some of the ballot papers had been pre-marked then the police started firing tear gas and live them in nation to disperse them as you mentioned 3
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people were killed this is information that we're getting from the opposition party . what was the lindo so 3 people were killed several injured and this is not new in the island of zanzibar in the island of pemba is an opposition strongholds and we have seen in other elections violence playing out in that island and other islands in the in the back and let go so this happened and in zanzibar town itself the stasia this morning the opposition leader a c.t. was a linda leader. was arrested by police to polling station he had gone there apparently to vote the police said he has no good no business being there he's not in that category of special. special groups who are supposed to be voting currently he is. i'm sorry i
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do believe we've lost catherine they will try to get her back for me and. while still ahead here on al-jazeera. a warning from the world health organization not to give up the fight against the coronavirus as the trump administration is accused of waving the white flag. of. hello it's been a stormy night in italy this thing here is a frontal system moving eastwards but it's got little ripples on it and one of those ripples the one is currently sitting in the north nature that it was over general last night that produces a lot of rain and hans's the road or any frontal system so we had 96 millimeters that's quite a proportion of the month and so far this month we've had about one half $1.00 times what you'd expect at $260.00 millimeters probably a dry day today but think of that figure and then translated to the rain today
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italy western balkans parts of austria there's been snow falling in the alps that's now gone so you get a nice white bed and beautiful sunshine today whereas the bottom half of this will sort of spin up into a storm system heading towards greece in the next day or so and equally the remains of hurrican epsilon this thing here is spreading wind and rain throughout northwestern europe i think catching the low countries quite badly so for example i'm stamps got 3 windy days all 3 of which are probably wet it's not cold but you might think it is and in contrast of parts of africa not really quite hot that's cloud sweeping north of senegal but just the sense of it the temperatures a new record in said larry in senegal. held for over 3 years in an egyptian prison cell denied the right to
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a fair trial no charges have been brought against al jazeera correspondent mohammed hussein his craw in journalism. to demand more troops and voice solidarity with all detained journalists sign the petition. to say. hello again i missed as a $10.00 that's remind you of our top stories here this hour an explosion at a religious school in pakistan has killed at least 8 people more than $100.00 others were also injured in the city official. sounds about as main opposition
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party says 3 people have been shot dead by police during pre-election protests demonstrators say ballot papers have been pre-marked ahead of the vote on wednesday in maine and tanzania and semi autonomous sounds about. on the u.s. secretary of state and the defense secretary are both in india where they're expected to sign a military pads as part of a 5 day asia trip thame to strengthening strategic ties to try to counter chinese influence. now the united nations is warning the humanitarian crisis and yemen is getting west with tens of thousands of children at risk of dying unicef says a 5th of children under 5 in southern yemen that's half a 1000000 children acutely malnourished the number of children an urgent need of treatment has increased by nearly 10 percent this year compared to last the u.n. says that's the highest level ever recorded in southern yemen and it's also warning that 98000 children are at high risk of dying well ali i spoke to felipe don now
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he's the unicef representative in yemen he says malnutrition is a major threat to children's long term development. recently in the jar and it's just putting the lives well. he has also this goal expects own our own children that we should be talking about the $1000.00 gold from the time of the 9 months of pregnancy and all. that particular age. civil 'd damage to the brain and to the community. and so it's absolutely terrible it not only puts a lot of children at risk of dying but also really puts their future tremendous. silly that was just. published in the analyses that was just showing
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increasing the increasingly anomaly trends of men and in yemen was a 50 percent decrease so there was also of malnutrition which is. tradition and it's in the greece goes almost $100000.00. 5. 100 a day don't receive a militant treatment now actually scoped out. no hopers witnesses in south korea are being offered prison jobs instead of being jailed for refusing conscription and follows a $2800.00 supreme court ruling that accepted religious principles but oppose military service south korea has a strict military policy for its young men to defend the country against north korea so it remains technically at war with well the u.s. state department has approved the sale of more weapons to taiwan congress has a month to object to that deal for coastal defense missiles beijing has also warned it will sanction any american companies selling weapons to the island that it
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considers china. well donald trump's a victory 4 years ago was partly due to the upset in the usually democratic state of michigan now to be reelected next tuesday the president will need to win in the states counties such as mccomb in the suburbs of detroit some of the mainly middle and upper class 1st as i've been explaining what issues concern them to our reporter john hendren mccomb county in suburban detroit is auto country it's also home to the reagan democrats who switched parties in 1980 to vote for ronald reagan and after voting twice for barack obama it switched do again in 2016 devote republican donald trump. mccomb county which sits between 2 great lakes lake huron in lake erie is scenic patriotic middle class and overwhelmingly white in the last election trump resonated here in 2016 pledged he would not cut medicare medicaid or
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social security very different from other republican candidates and i think that combined with a lot of his appeals to white identity politics really i think really appealed to a lot of people in the compound. trump inspires tributes on land and water and a rare devotion among supporters to the greatest president we've ever had in my lifetime he has made so many promises and he's kept more promises that he's made which is never happened ever as i believe in all his policies he's gotten the job done so far he's pro-life he's everything i believe in. the 2020 election will test whether he's still popular here despite the coronavirus and an economic collapse has democrat joe biden's campaign workers canvassed the county early so i am proud or there are 3 more he leads trump handily in recent polls what's changed
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is this mask the epidemic here has been very difficult we have lost over a 1000 people to call the president doesn't have a plan doesn't pretend to have one he wants more people to die joe biden will have a plan that will fix this code so that we can try and get back to normal life what has also changed is a growing political conflict within the state by democratic governor gretchen whitmer as aggressive pandemic response led armed protesters to force their way into the state capitol and it led to the arrest of 13 militia members who allegedly planned to kidnap or in trump has been fanning the flames you've got to get your governor to open up your state. for donald trump to win again in 2020 he will almost certainly have to win michigan and to do that he will likely have to win right here john hendren jazeera mccomb county michigan and part 3 of us
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areas touring some of those battleground states in america's midwest john hendren reports from ohio very much a swing state to find out just what muscles to viruses that time get that's wednesday here on. well president trying is insisting the coronavirus will go away as he campaigns in those key battleground states before next week's election but infections continue to sag across the country and with no economic stimulus package in sight stock markets took a tumble on monday and a gallica reports. with all eyes focused on the presidential election it's easy to overlook the economic suffering caused by the coronavirus pandemic in texas food banks like this one in houston missing a sharp rise in the numbers of those in need of help voters may be out in record numbers casting their ballots early but many are dealing with more pressing issues and we've depleted our saving we've had to just last week we caved over our light
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bill company because we can't afford to pay the light bill was away from the reality of a crippling pandemic president trump continues to claim the u.s. is turning a corner and the virus will soon be gone i had it and here i am is administration's facing sharp criticism louder now the trumps chief of staff conceded they are not trying to control the pandemic still with just days to go the president is urging supporters to make their voices heard get your friends get your family get your neighbors and get your coworkers and get the hell out of outplaying was you know what it's going to be all over the country not just adventure of it you know it's going to be a great read where there are a lot of god all of us on wall street a metric the president often uses to point to his success stocks plunged investors
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fearing rising cases of covert 19 and inaction on a stimulus package to boost the economy a growing cautious over the past week the number of coronavirus cases is averaged close 270008 day in more than 20 states out. rigs a reaching record levels as winter approaches the messaging from both campaigns isn't changing the stakes are. former vice president joe biden also in the crucial battleground state of pennsylvania says the president's covert claims a dangerous and irresponsible the bottom are to our top is the worst possible president or awful person trying to get his presidency i don't think you just tell you don't have any idea what to do we just don't hear many of already made up their minds who is best to deal with the crisis and 60000000 voters have already cast their ballots the closing days of the campaign will see the candidates focus on
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battleground states that could decide who wins and agalloch al jazeera miami florida now a power company in southern california says its equipment may have sparked a wildfire that's forced tens of thousands from their homes to firefighters were critically injured as that fast moving blaze began south of los angeles and then spread nearly 30 kilometers power has been cut off in other parts of california to try to prevent new fires being stopped and. damage to venezuelan oil tanker is raising concerns in the caribbean the ship laden with more than a 1000000 barrels of oil has developed a list off the coast of trinidad and tobago environmentalists fear a storm could capsize the tank causing disaster. well it has been one month since fighting broke out between armenia and azerbaijan a 3rd humanitarian ceasefire came into effect on monday but it is already in jeopardy the 2 sides have been fighting over disputed territory of nagano karabakh
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which is part of azerbaijan but controlled by ethnic armenians had other reports from in azerbaijan but. it's here at the cemetery that one feels the human toll of this war this man has lost his best friend for them it's a son husband and father who is gone and 1st had been a better more it's a neighbor she saw grow up. i come here every day to pray for them they became artist for us there in the army to protect us there are villages we know them we've seen them and they died for us to stop the armenian occupation. this war has cost as eerie lies but it also has seen the army take back territory from armenian control at least 65 civilians have been killed so far on this side of the conflict the number of soldiers who lost their lives on the battlefield is unknown but with each day that passes the number increases and with the anger among people
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here but they're also proud of their army drones have given the years to azerbaijan's military while taking a huge toll on armenian soldiers this injured armenian volunteer came to pay respect to his commander and a commander son both recently killed in a drone strike. after treatment i'll go back because we have to continue our commanders unfinished business we have to defend our borders we are not attacking now we are defending the whole world sees what is going on i mean is says about a 1000 soldiers have lost their lives so far hundreds of rounds are fired in this direction on a daily basis here in azerbaijan the city of tartar has become a focal point for me yes. fire power across the contact line similar scenes in a corner. but the war is also reaching those living outside of the conflict zone alarm bell the amiriya left and his wife are fed show us
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a piece of shrapnel from around that landed nearby they are both from let an occupied area which as a john says its army is about to retake. life was very good a lot in spring was amazing the nature is beautiful we didn't need anything we grow our own food we were self-sufficient here life is very difficult i can't wait to go back but it's impossible to live together anymore they stole our lives we can't believe them anymore. they have been 3 attempts to impose a humanitarian ceasefire all have been unsuccessful the war has become a matter of survival for media and for azerbaijan it's about restoring a historical right good at that hamid al jazeera. now nasa says it's found evidence of water on the ariel castro has more on that discovery in a sun that crisis and its significance. scientists already knew water is present at
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the moon's frigid pulls but could the hydrogen detected on the moon's sunlit surface also be water the answer yes was a surprise discovery made by now says stratospheric observatory for infrared astronomy or sophia for short sophia is a modified boeing jet with a telescope aboard equipped to detect the chemical signature of h 2 a water scientists pointed sophia at the moon's largest crater visible from earth as a test what sophia saw astounded them. individual molecules of water imbibing on the song of the moon and if you were to gang up all those molecules of water it would be about well the water. hole. needed already huge big. lot of.
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well all. flowing love drier than. now so says this lunar water is nothing like the water on earth it doesn't pool because each molecule is incased in a protective shield possibly glass the finding comes from a brief snapshot here olding many new questions but the question is can astronauts women and men on the surface actually extract this water harder to get their inhabitants by perhaps the water molecules come from micrometeoroid or solar wind or maybe the moon has more water beneath its surface that emerged from promote will cain opes now says it's preparing to send drills with the next generation of rovers and in 2024 will send humans back to the moon before humans will be doing. it here all. the. frozen water known to exist on the moon's shadow surface is
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difficult to reach if the water on the moon's bright side is more easily accessible it may help sustain more human missions or even an outpost researchers say the next step is to use sophia to look again for longer and at a greater area and that the possibilities on the moon are tantalizing castro al-jazeera washington. kind of added says al jazeera and these are the headlines an explosion as a religious school in pakistan has killed at least 8 people more than 100 others were injured in the city of pasha commodified is in islamabad with more according to preliminary and rector geisha in. a book and carrying a bag full of explosives walk again.


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