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♪ urges saudiresident arabia to intervene to stop the uae from backing separatists the government is fighting for control of aden. ♪ you are watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up. the italian prime minister pledges a more united country as former foes agreed to come together. ♪ alumbia's president offers
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nearly $1 million award for the farc peace negotiator. and as wildfires ravage brazil's amazon region, across the border, the president taking matters into his own hands. ♪ recognized. president has asked saudi arabia to intervene to stop separatists fighting for control of the port city of aden. this after the uae launched airstrikes on government forces killing at least 40 people. the uae said it was targeting what it calls terrorists. the uaa trains and backs the separatists who want to return to end independent southern you have been, despite both supposedly being members of the saudi-led coalition which some parts they yemen government. but the boe has never fully supported the president over his
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ties to the muslim brotherhood. since 2014 the coalition has been fighting houthi rebels aligned with iran and ousted the president in 2014, taking the capital in the north and forcing him to move his government to aden. victoria reports. celebrateseparatists new the city of aden's entrance, yemen interest nationally recognized government said the uaa conducted airstrikes targeting government positions that allowed separatists to retake territory they lost to saudi-backed government forces 24 hours earlier. the separatists pulled in troops from the front lines fighting the houthis. >> we managed to retake all of aden. we are now clearing the city of sleeper cells. we urge all residents to hand over elements of the sleeper cells. they are invaders. we don't want traders -- tra
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itors among us. victoria: they took over the city of aden, the scene of a saudi backed yemeni government. on wednesday, government forces recaptured the port city. both sides say they are now in control. has exposed an apparent rift in the saudi-uae coalition, each country backing opposing sides in southern yemen. walkudi is caught in this -- and this awkward limbo. it doesn't want to discard its alliance with uae. it knows the humiliation will be on the side of uae, not necessarily saudi. the north is likely to be pro-iran, the south is likely to be pro-uae. victorino: government sources
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say they are sending reinforcements to aden. 60,000 have left the city but tens of thousands remained in harm's way as the fighting intensified. ♪ anchor: they were bitter enemies, but now two of the city's largest political party -- two of italy's have joined forces to create a new government for prime minister giuseppe conte. they oust the far-right league party, pushing controversial leader matteo salvini out. he pulled out of the area earlier coalition to try to trigger elections and when a majority, but the gamble backfired. correspondent: a seismic shift in the italian political landscape. the established, centerleft emma craddick party and italy's antiestablishment five-star movement agreed to put aside differences and join forces to form a government.
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the outgoing prime minister giuseppe conte, who resigned last week, returns to the top job. >> it will be a government for the good of citizens, a government which will modernize the country and make our nation more competitive internationally, but also more just, more supportive and more inclusive. correspondent: the surprise partnership puts an end to the first postwar populist government in western europe. italian politics imploded earlier this month when deputy prime minister matteo salvini withdrew his league party from its turbulent alliance with the five-star movement the right firebrand hoped to exploit his party's popularity to trigger snap elections and become prime minister. if successful, it could have led to the creation of a fully far-right government, but the plan spectacularly backfired. accusings furious,
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brussels, berlin and paris of crossing him. direct andbeen honest with the president, to whom we have expressed bewilderment, but walter meant not just of our party but on millions of italians looking on this ridiculous political show, a game of power that has been going on for days between the democratic party and the five-star movement. correspondent: salvini has drawn severe witticism and one support for crackdown think -- are cracking down on boats trying to bring stranded myron's -- stranded migrants to italy. he described african refugees as an army of benefit thieves and criminals. salvini is now the most powerful man in opposition, and the league still remains the country's most powerful party. the new coalition is united against a common enemy. it will need to hold firm to keep salvini at bay.
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al jazeera. anchor: british mps say next week could be their only chance to protect -- to prevent a no-deal brexit. there is opposition to prime minister boris johnson suspending parliament to limit the time of debate over the uk's exit from the eu. legal challenges and a petition of more than one and a half million signatures, and scottish conservatives, theirconservativs quitting after eight years. an labour party leader jeremy corbyn has issued a joint statement with other parties in parliament, urging the prime minister to reverse the decision or allow mps to vote on it. >> what we have got at the moment is group of experts from across political parties, looking to see next week whether we can use the introduction of legislation.
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boris johnson will try to trigger a general election on his terms, but we will make sure it is on our terms as well and we will make a decision about the timing of that. we won't be dictated to by dictator and number 10. parliament is reasserting the traditional, centuries-old democratic rights of the people. anchor: we have more now from london. correspondent: far from the fireworks of one's day and boris johnson's announcement he is suspending parliament for five weeks, all the pressure now is on the anti-brexit side, the side that doesn't want brexit, and doesn't want the boris johnson version of brexit, to figure out what they are going to do to block him. the main problem against them is the absolute lacks of -- absolute lack of time. the parliament will be suspended just over a week from now, so there are only about three parliamentary days for them to come up with something.
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their line of attack and tin used to be to try to pass a law that would prevent a no deal brexit at the end of october, and ask for an extension from the european union. but the problem with that is that if they want to pass a law, they have to amend the government bill going through parliament. and if the government doesn't propose any bill through parliament, there is nothing for them to amend. and as it stands, there isn't anything for them to amend in parliament next week. so how then can they pass a law? if that doesn't work, there are other alternatives, to force a vote of no-confidence in the government next week, which they could do. but if they want to do that, they have to propose an alternative government with an alternative prime minister, because if the government were to lose the vote of no-confidence, they opposition would have two weeks to form a new government. anchor: columbia's president has announced a reward of almost $1 million for the arrest of a former commander of the farc rebel group who says he's taking
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up arms again. the president blames the government -- the fark rebel leader blames the government over a peace deal. here is more. a painfulent: it is reminder of the past, and post online from senior farc commander, surrounded by armed fighters and announcing a return to war. >> we announced to the world that the second has begun, under the protection of universal rights that assist all peoples of the world to rise in arms against oppression. this is a continuation of the rebel fight answering the betrayal of they have and peace accords. >> he was a key negotiator of the landmark 2016 peace agreement, but also one of the group's more radical fighters. he went missing last year with other commanders, eluding drug trafficking charges. columbia security forces believe they found shelter in venezuela.
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the announcement landed another blow to a deal that has been unraveling. fighterse than 13,000 disarmed after the 16th. 2016 agreement, hundreds of rebels and human rights activists have been killed since. funding for key piece reforms have been lagging, and the right-wing government of president ivan do gate openly criticized the accords and tried to change them unilaterally. despite the dangers, the president of the now legal farc party says the majority of former fighters remain committed to peace. >> armed fighting in columbia today is a terrible mistake. millions of compatriots are clamoring for a country at peace. we disarmed rebels left our weapons for peace and are convinced peace is the way forward. the vast majority fight today for legality and the peaceful
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implementation of the havana agreement. correspondent colombian rejected ivan duque act as agents that he was to be blamed for undermining peace processes, and said dissidents would be crushed. >> those who choose crime will suffer the full weight of the law. this is a time to unite against terrorism and crime. the only enemies of peace are those who pretend to use terror against our country. correspondent: the dissidents' announcement poses the most important threat to the peace process, and the breakaway fighters remain a minority but they could inflict damage and convince a number of dissolution decks fighters to join the in a country still struggling to find a way out of more than 50 years of internal conflict. al jazeera, bogota. guard: the spanish coast
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rescues more than 200 migrants from the mediterranean sea and the last 24 hours. they were picked up east of the strait of gibraltar, one of the most common roots of crossing from europe -- from north africa to europe. they have been taken to a facility in spain. so far this year, the interior ministry says more than 14,000 migrants have arrived in the country by sea, that is down 42% appeared to the same time last year. the world health organization says there has been a dramatic resurgence of measles in europe, partly fueled by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. a new report from the u.n. health agency says nearly 90,000 people were diagnosed with the virus between january and june. that is double the number over the same period last year. the who says the united kingdom, albania, czech republic and greece have lost their status as having eliminated measles. while many european countries have introduced stronger vaccination policies, it says
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there are pockets where the vaccine is being refused, and that is causing the virus to spread. still ahead on the program, making the daily trip down to the lake. ♪ isle the lack of basics feeling the spread of the ebola crisis. and one of the world's most influential businessmen could find himself going back to jail. ♪ ♪ >> hello, welcome back. we are across the southwestern part of australia. were seeing final system purring through perth -- final systems. systems pushing through. perth temperature staying in the midteens, won't change as a cold front pushes through.
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alice springs, temperature 27. over here, rainy for parts of temperature 17. brisbane, sunshine, 23. very nice for the north and south island of new zealand. storm systems have pushed through, more sun is going to be in the forecast map as we go toward friday. auckland, 16 degrees, christ thosese12, saturday, temperatures staying in that area. up toward parts of fiji, quite rainy, temperature 25 degrees. japan, finally a break in the towards the time we get saturday, a lot of the rain showers start making their way east, we will see a lot of clearing and drying across much of the area. tokyo, sunny and 31. ♪ ♪
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anchor: hello again, and a reminder of our top stories on al jazeera. arabia tos saudi intervene to stop the united arab emirates separatists fighting for control of aden. british mps say next week could be their only chance to prevent a no deal brexit, after the prime minister's controversial decision to suspend parliament for five weeks. ♪ and the colombian president announces a reward of almost a million dollars for the arrest of a former commander of the farc rebel group, who says he is taking up arms again despite a peace deal signed three years ago. congo tests positive for ebola.
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many of the 2 million residents have no access to running water in the city, and struggle to comply with medical advice to wash frequently. -- to wash their hands frequently. alwaysondent: there are busy as people around the town gathered daily water supplies. for some, this is the only water they can find for drinking and washing. and keeping clean is even more important now in this densely halfing populated city, after the first cases of the ebola virus were identified last month. water stands have been set up outside public building and at the busy border crossing with rwanda. the ebola of epidemic, we have to wash our hands all the time. but the problem is, water is not easy to find here. alicepondent every day, water.or hours for she doesn't have running water at home.
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>> there are four of us at home. every morning i wake up at 6:00 to get to the fountain because i live far from here. it takes five hours to get access to the tap. we suffer a lot. we need at least five cans per household. correspondent: ebola begins with a fever and vomiting and leads to often massive internal bleeding and death. is is spread with -- it is spread with direct contact with body fluid. sanitation is vital. coffins are even sanitized before they are varied. >> having access to water is important for prevention efforts, ensuring there is good hygiene practices, handwashing is another main means of prevention. so while water is not the cause, it is still really important for helping to curb the epidemic. correspondent: nearly 2000 people have been killed so far in what is the longest and
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deadliest outbreak in the country's history. there have been no new cases reported in goma this month, but many in the city fear how they will be able to avoid the disease if they don't have enough water to wash their hands. alexi o'brien, al jazeera. anchor: six children are among 21 people killed in airstrikes by syrian or russian aircraft on residential areas of syria's idlib robbins the past two days. border, turkey-syria bennett smith reports. correspondent: people living in the rebel held province of idlib they say perhaps impossible dilemma. stay in your home with the risk it will be flattened by an airstrike, or run into open country with no shelter, food or sanitation. it would be miraculous if anyone who decided to stay here survived this bombing. nowhere is safe. [explosion] the syrian russian-backed military has stepped up efforts to take idlib, according to
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people living there and group monitoring the conflict. the man with this phone is saying hisis final prayers. this area is to the south of idlib city. a highway theo regime wants to control, as it advances on idlib. there is always hope someone will have survived beneath the rubble. but all the rescue workers keep finding our bodies. children's bodies. there will be no miracles tonight. syrian government forces step up pressure on idlib, one million people have now fled their homes, according to the u.n., and many are headed north toward the turkey-syria border. turkey's president calls that a humanitarian disaster -- threat
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to his country's national security. -- humanitarian disaster, and a threat to his national security. anchor: protesters in indonesia prison as they call for independence. at least one soldier was killed. the protests were triggered by video online showing security forces using dogs. students held a peaceful rally in the capital of jakarta. the government cut internet pro -- cut internet last week to try to curb the protests. the south korean supreme court orders a retrial in the bribery head of techthe giant samsung which could see him go back to jail. it's part of the scandal which saw the president impeached and removed from office. we have more from seoul. correspondent: as well as one of the words does the world up
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estrace most powerful business leader, his imprisonment in 2017 sent shockwaves. the prospect of him returning to president is equal -- returning to prison is equally dramatic. he was caught up in the scandal that brought down the president enter longtime associate, both now serving long prison terms. by was judged to have bribed providing bribed choi -- bribed choi. in 2018, a court ruled horses should not be considered as bribes, reducing his sentence so he could walk free from prison. again, i feel sorry to everyone for not showing my best side. it has been a precious time for a year reflecting on myself. correspondent: the supreme court ruling overturns that decision, sending the case back to lower court, which could reimpose its original prison sentence. >> among the convictions and
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acquittal of the charges in the original verdict, the court brought the case involving bribery to the high court. correspondent all this comes at a difficult time for samsung, caught in the middle of the south korean trade dispute with neighbor japan. tokyo has imposed restrictions on the export of vital components undrawn materials that samsung needs for high-tech manufacturing. 20%it accounts for around of south korea's exports. that could hurt the country's worsening trade performance. samsung lawyers were quick to express regret over possible fallout from the case. >> i would like to note the defendants feel regretful to have caused this appointment and concern to many over this case. correspondent: the case will be heard in the next few months, more uncertainty to add to samsung's troubles.
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anchor: brazilian president jair bolsonaro signs a decree banning farmers from starting legal fires the next few months. but he is also calling for more development in the amazon. that is despite international condemnation of his handling of a record number of wildfires in the region. it is believed they are the result of illegal farming and blogging, which government officials say they don't have the resources to stop. we have this report from the northwestern state. correspondent: it takes a tough breed to hack a living from the searing amazon region. and plant yamse and much else, and they do so illegally in this region. grabbing part of the nature reserve. they are grabbing everything. the word is they will cut everything down. if they do, then they will set
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it on fire. correspondent: this man says he fears for his life if his identity is resealed -- is revealed. when the president is being called upon to do more by the international community and some of those living here to do more to defend the amazon, he moves in the opposite direction, he invites more development, which many living here say puts the environment and themselves at greater risk. president bolsonaro says too much of the forest is protected. nature reserves and indigenous reservations, and poverty awaits those who don't take advantage. but this area has seen enough deforestation. >> the amazon has to have cattle. we don't need to d forest anything else. just take care of the deforested lands, the rivers, the springs. cattle is what will live from.
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respondent: however, he says he doesn't blame the president for the land grabs are the fires. he says the region is simply too big to please, despite the efforts of local authorities and residents. >> crime happens everywhere. however, our polities -- our policies have been positive. our policies will take time to work to guarantee security and rural and urban areas. sayespondent: other farmers farming should only be done in a sustainable way. >> some people don't respect the law. this creates a bad image of our country abroad, but we keep fighting for farmers who are with nature and the ecosystem so we can all survive. correspondent: the battle over land has been raging since the arrival of the first europeans. this green country is often shattered by greed, corruption and poor management. al jazeera, northwestern brazil.
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bolivia,n neighboring rising temperatures call -- rising temperatures cause wildfires. the president is criticized for his slow response. rivals in the upcoming election have suspended campaigning due to the crisis. he has faced criticism for policies critics say lead to greater deforestation. now from eastern bolivia. correspondent: this is what is left of the dry tropical forest here. it is full of smoke and pockets of fire. the fires are spreading just under the surface of what you see behind me. we were in there a short while ago with firefighters. most of them are volunteers, people who have no formal training. there really are no firemen here, some soldiers, some policemen, and they don't have the necessary equipment to fight
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these fires. they are continuing to spread with the wind, with the drought, and of course, with this kind of combustible material that you see behind me, it is called a dry tropical forest. that means there is a cushion of dry and extremely flammable material on the ground, years and years of twigs, leaves, seeds, coconut seeds that have oil in them, so it is extremely difficult to put them out. the only thing these firefighters have our bottles of water like this, they brought them themselves and are paying for it themselves. we are not seeing the army anywhere near here, at least not yet, and not the international help that is being offered by the european union and other countries. president morales is supposed to declare
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