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it. was finished. tit for tat suspension suspensions of diplomatic service is between the united states and turkey as relations between the two countries reach a new low. and
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again you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up. cries for unity from the so-called silent majority hundreds of thousands of demonstrators catalonia to remain part of spain. the campaign to drive al qaeda linked fighters from it live in syria they promise to fight to the death. and campaigning over it's time for the voters to decide who can be the leader of africa's just a quick. follow the diplomatic dispute between turkey and the u.s. has escalated ankara has now suspended all normal immigrant visa services at its embassies in the u.s. just hours after washington did the same in turkey it means most turks in americans
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now can't apply for visas to travel to each other's countries let's go live to washington d.c. and speak to our correspondent there diane estabrook and diane why is always happening. well this tit for tat actually was prompted last week by the arrest and the detention of a and an embassy a u.s. consulate employee in turkey and is stamboul who the turkish government claims had ties to a muslim cleric a turkish cleric who's been living in exile in the u.s. for almost twenty years a federal a google and now the u.s. says that these claims are baseless and this is been a bone of contention between the u.s. and turkey for many many years turkey has been trying to pressure the united states to extradite google and without success so it seems that they're now upping the ante by detaining this consulate employee there are also about a dozen other u.s.
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citizens who have been arrested and detained in turkey at this point one is a nasa scientist another is a christian missionary vice president pants and secretary of state to listen have both tried to. tried to intervene on the the behalf of the christian missionary without success so now we've seen this escalation of tensions and this actually comes just a few months after president erda won was here in the u.s. and reaffirmed friendly ties with the united states but now just in the past week or so we've been seeing these tensions escalate again and what's the white have ramifications of this diplomatic dispute well turkey is a strategic ally to the u.s. it's a nato ally and there is a nato base in turkey which the united states uses so as the united states continues with its war against isis it needs to have that presence in turkey
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and it needs to have those close ties with this very important nato ally or i don i spoke with the laces that owned this dispute from washington d.c. thank you. now the self-styled silent majority found their voice in barcelona calling on catalonia to stay part of spain hundreds of thousands of people travel from across the country to make their call for unity exactly a week of the castle lady a voted to break away that decision has plunged spain into political crisis and has joined a whole reports both sides are hardening their positions i barcelona has seen plenty of huge demonstrations but not like this one will see red and yellow the common scenario lines along the side of the spanish national flag
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meeting gripped by calls for independence this is a highly unusual show of national unity. some have come from other parts of spain but most are from catalonia itself tony roll down is a compliment politician opposed to independence we have made the best video of the prosperity of these on the last forty years who said they didn't see boys finish was over and we have managed to build the framework that works for everyone i think that the future belongs to you know i just think that we need to know this better from national language to govern ourselves in the world the politician doesn't make sense today but they call themselves the silent majority was their son or representative has the right choices have not been well silent no one told me if i was was there was one
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moment described an atmosphere of hostility towards those who disagree with the push for independence days ago when i was away from my spanish and that is what i. know that there was i think. right now to buy that have. my. rights. and given the opportunity to speak out many embraced it eagerly tired of being the majority and the people to say that we are now we are the majority because the union has a force and come on this common sense independent schools in this region with its distinct culture and language a centuries old with the stakes of never been higher in the dritte prime minister mariano rajoy warns he may use special powers to revoke catalonians autonomy the regional government meanwhile is considering a unilateral declaration of independence in the weeks to come but who will follow
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them not these people who seem to have found their voices jonah hold al-jazeera pass alone. an alliance led by former al qaeda linked fighters is promising a fierce battle against those who enter its territory in serious in a province that al shaab released a statement after the free syrian army or f.s.a. cross into the area from turkey all sides a day being backed by turkish soldiers reports from gaza into the turkish syrian border. turkish artillery shelling heya to hear the sham positions inside syria. the former al qaeda affiliated group controls most of province and this border area is the focal point of what turkish authorities refer to as a serious campaign. and the free syrian army is sending reinforcements to that i
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had. the starting point for the new cross border campaign. but which has thousands of fighters is vowing to fight to the death news of the new campaign is raising concerns for civilians in there if the turkish army enters backed by a russian planes they have committed a massacre a few days ago in our midst that is for sure and acceptable to me and to any muslim who rejects the presence of those in our country. the russians are the first and last enemy of the syrian people are backing bashar al assad how can they be supporting the syrian people. the new push by turkey comes after an agreement with russia and iran last month to set up a deescalation zone in. the turkish army will be operating in the city while the russians will be deployed outside of the province it is one of four deescalation
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zones the others are the asker's of the capital damascus or the border with jordan and northern parts of homes. zones what established after iran russia and turkey decided to set aside their differences and find a permanent solution to the syrian conflict. the new operation could be part of a broader deal between russia turkey and iran but we don't know who would run one. victor from the problem and what will become of moderate opposition factions and the thousands of civilian. living in the area. at least two people are dead in school was missing after a boat carrying refugees from their shop or adware off the southern tip of bangladesh eleven refugees have been rescued so far but hundreds of thousands of
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our hinges a fled the violence in state courts from a makeshift refugee camp in bangladesh where he's met one young man who survived an attack by the army. despite the relief his family tries to provide eighteen year old ranger refugee mohammed or hussen is still haunted for a while his mother and siblings try to give him a brief respite from the extreme heat and humidity but no matter how much medicine is given or the number of bandages applied his scars both physical and psychological will remain. he took us out from our home and tied our hands behind our backs they pulled us along the roads and kicked as they pulled us through the village through the jungle and took us to join another group of people then they made us lie down on top of one another mohammad or says when soldiers from me and mars army began shooting at them he was hit twice
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in the back. at first he pretended to be dead but then again when i opened my eyes to see if they'd left a note when i opened my eyes they saw me and shot me here two of his brothers were killed in the army's attack on mano a village in rakhine state on august twenty seventh mohammed was convinced he also would not survive a mood in the clinton who i thought i would die so i prayed i thought to myself i'm not going to see my relatives anymore mohamed tools brother sure if i was desperate to get him some help they're going to doctors but they're not doctors we couldn't find any doctor there was military everywhere so i couldn't go to the pharmacy and get him any medicine people were telling me i should go break down the door of the pharmacy and bring him medicine but i couldn't go there because of the military show of tells us that in addition to his two brothers who were killed dozens more of his relatives were also executed during the attack a recent report by human rights watch included interviews with witnesses and survivors who told the organization that me and morris military didn't just carry
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out mass killings that day but that they also sexually assaulted stabbed and beat villagers who were gathering for safety in a residential compound and while the u.n. has called the actions of man mars military a textbook example of ethnic cleansing man or as government has categorically denied carrying out any atrocities against the rangers. or muhammad duels heartbroken mother there is no time to dwell on the past taking care of her family even in conditions as miserable as these is her priority as a living i didn't know when i see my son's wings i don't feel like going back to my village. they set fire to our home they said if i ever where we saw that and we had no choice but to leave they may have been able to leave the violence behind but for mohammed will it's clear the horror of what he lived through will never really go away. at the tank ali refugee camp in cox's bazaar bangladesh.
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on the program after making landfall twice. more than one hundred thousand americans without power. and the revelation that commemorations marking fifty years the death of. welcome back the weather across the strait is pleasant enough for many of your temperatures there are seventeen in melbourne and sydney coming in at thirty degrees during the course of monday now elsewhere we've got a few showers across western australia but generally weather conditions not looking too bad heading on through into tuesday we're going to see more in the way of cloud developing here later on as a front begins to push in but it's a fairly weak affair temperatures though dropping quite nicely further towards the
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city coming right back to twenty degrees celsius but it should be a fine day in adelaide with highs of twenty six across into new zealand there where it's been very very wet indeed we've still got this low pressure center giving some heavy rain across much of the country the north island in particular as we move through to choose that we should find that low beginning to move away so we'll become a slightly brighter but still with plenty of showers and some quite strong winds let's go to northeastern parts of asia and here weather conditions geria looking too bad across much of japan korean peninsula or southern areas looking fine but notice the area of rain across parts of china pushing in towards beijing snow on the northern edge beijing should be all right but it could turn out to be fairly wet later on the more some heavy rain likely across north korea with highs of twenty in pyongyang but sunny in seoul with a high of twenty four. witness
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documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back and remind at the top stories on al-jazeera turkey has now suspended all immigrant visa services at its embassies in the u.s. just hours after washington did the same in turkey. hundreds of thousands of people
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are taking part in a rally in boston over against independence from spain. and an alliance led by former al qaeda linked fighters is promising a fierce battle against those who enter its territory in serious italy province the free syrian army crossed into the area from turkey today. the army in democratic republic of congo says rebel fighters of ambushed a bus and attacked villages in the country. it's unclear how many have been killed in the fighting which happened in the benny territory in north kivu province security forces blame the attack on uganda called the allied democratic forces. in the east of the country. the fighting began today are the new. attackers uses killing civilians and then attack. in the fighting with the army many hours after that a local m.p.
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said at least thirty people have been killed the mayor benny said that people who just gave the violence all the attackers killing people with machetes with the strength of massacres around the town of any since twenty fourteen the army blames the a.d.f. or ugandan rebel group for their to those rights groups or researches to this it is not the i.d.f. various different players involved including some factions of the army itself that that's something that the army denies this is one of several conflicts in congo that at the moment is seemingly getting worse conflicts are escalating in several parts of the country and that follows presidential elections that were meant to happen in december last year not happening the electoral commission says that because it couldn't afford them it didn't have the resources oppositions say it's because president joseph kabila is trying to stay on in power in the international community have expressed concern that the lack of a democratic process could lead to
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a worse and state of conflict across the country possibly bring it back to the kind of level of conflict that we've seen here in the late ninety's and early two thousand. garners government has pledged to improve safety standards in the country's energy sector after an explosion killed seven people in the capital it happened when a gas tank a coat far in across. the fire burned for nearly twelve hours in ghana's capital accra workers were offloading a tanker of liquefied petroleum gas when there was an explosion the gas storage depot is just meters from a fuel station which also caught fire. too much of the town the blast was felt kilometers away causing panic and confusion students in a nearby school and university hospitals were all evacuated people in the immediate area just. everybody. everybody.
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so we had. boom i could you see it in what i saw was huge fire everything was yellow writes me so it's all very huge so i run back to legoland the emergency services were quick to cordon off the area controlling the crowd of onlookers many of whom have been there for hours still an unknown amount of gas in this time so the fire service is slowly releasing what's left just to avoid any possible further explosions now this latest incident has once again raised questions about the nature of gas and fuel distribution in this country according to john as energy minister there have been eight such incidents in the past three years including one in twenty fifteen which killed more than one thousand people when a fuel station court file proposals on the table. to the safety. of the training of safety. make sure the stations maintain the.
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proposals to make sure that there is a gasoline die resection rather than tankers coming into the populated people say they're tired of all the talk and want action not just from the political leaders but also from those involved in the industry i'm of watching al-jazeera across. campaign has officially ended in liberia where voters will soon choose a replacement for president ellen johnson sirleaf the vice president joseph walker is leading the race but he's got some colorful and controversial company firstly there is the legendary footballer george ware who's running mate is the ex-wife of liberia's former dictator charles taylor for more warlord prince johnson is running for the second time he's accused of ordering the torture and murder of the liberian president samuel doe back in one nine hundred ninety and for the country that had
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a africa's first female head of state only one woman is aiming for the top job this time that is model turned humanitarian keeper twenty contenders are standing in all and archimedes arrests has more from the capital monrovia a. candidate for liberia's presidential and parliamentary elections are in a last minute effort to win over voters their interim the flamboyant to the everyday person one thing they have in common though is that their stand on issues look and sound the same and this is forcing many voters to narrow their choices down to all the allegiances of tribal region and personality. large tracts of the population not. candidates with developmental or programs or worthwhile platforms many political observers believe that voters are
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not asking the right questions. which. democracy. is a product of the country's broken education system. she and her neighbor take turns teaching their children the little the know. the literacy rate is about thirty percent. some kind it is a better life for liberians from poverty reduction to education and providing infrastructure one thing that seemed to have what the one so far is a campaigning. through a court itself. election
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. commission is confident of successful elections that could lead to a transition from one democratic government to another for the first time in more than forty as one of the challenges we had were. part of our country difficult to reach because. we were blessed to have the graciously agreed to provide air support or transport. a presidential aspirant needs to win more than fifty percent of the vote. for legislators though a simple majority will do. it greece. more than one hundred thousand people in mississippi and alabama are without power as tropical storm nate moves inland from the u.s. gulf coast now it was a hurricane when it made its second u.s.
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landfall but has now been downgraded to a tropical storm. but has more from. so a huge sigh of relief certainly here in new orleans where it seems as though the flood defenses built in the aftermath of the devastating hurricane katrina of two thousand and five have held out the mississippi river here behind me behaving itself. made became a category one hurricane but reduced to a tropical storm shortly after making landfall there has been substantial damage in some parts of the region severe flooding certainly in the city of biloxi mississippi and other places people have been out early this morning sunday morning here assessing the damage to property several tens of thousands of houses with the power out your storage is out trying to restore that as soon as they possibly can so very different story in central america where the tropical storm as it then was
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hit several countries in the region killing at least twenty five people causing substantial damage the flooding still parent as a people working to assess what damage was done in that region very different story here there has still been damage but very peaceful morning here here in new orleans people coming out assessing what damage might have been done to their properties and dealing with the little flooding that there has been. the north korean leader kim jong un has told government officials that the nation's nuclear weapons program is a powerful to terence than guarantees the country's sovereignty he made those comments during a meeting of his ruling workers' party kim also referred to relations with the united states as quote a complicated international situation hours earlier u.s. president donald trump said on twitter that only one thing would work in dealing with north korea after years of talks have brought us no results didn't specify what that one thing was but has previously threatened to quote totally destroyed
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north korea to protect america and its allies which i was also accused iran of funding north korea's regime and described the country as a bad player in the twenty fifty nuclear deal and about a quarter on agreed to limit its disputed nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions there are reports trump may decertify the deal a move that could see this unravel i believe they're funding north korea i believe they are trading with north korea i believe they are doing things with north korea that is totally inappropriate that doesn't pertain to the deal but in my opinion it does because it's called the spirit of a deal. and you will see what i will be doing in the not too distant future but iran is a bad player. and they will be taken care of as a bad player hundreds of people have protested in morocco's economic capital casablanca calling for the release of jailed activists it is the latest in
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a string of demonstrations over the imprisonment of activists involved in a protest movement the rise began in the impoverished refried after a fishmonger was crushed to death by garrels compacts are trying to save fish that officials have confiscated has led to calls for socio economic development in the region. cubans have been marking the anniversary of the death of the revolutionary icon change. several thousand people attended a ceremony in the cuban city of santa clara to mark the fifty years since an arrest and death his name has become synonymous with revolution and communism is of course most well known for his role in the cuban revolution of one thousand nine hundred fifty nine fighting alongside fidel castro desires you see in human reports from havana on his legacy as a revolutionary hero. perhaps no revolutionary has been as romanticized
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as a nice to give or cheer as he was known. the arjen time born doctor who fought by the del castro side played a key role in the cuban revolution he then tried to launch marxist uprisings in the congo and then bolivia where he was captured and executed the images taken after his death in which many say he looked like christ only added to his legend as a left wing martyr. the oscar winning film motorcycle diaries was based on his early years. when he was fourteen harry yes joined chair in the fight for revolution in the cuban mountains for the next twelve years he never left his side until he miraculously managed to escape capture doing cheese final battle against the bolivian army. we had behind bushes and on a small radio we heard the news the cherry had been captured and killed the wings
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of our hearts fell the years says the cheers reputation as a tough but just revolutionary who practiced what he preached was well earned. he felt because he had more education and thus you had a great obligations to set the example to always lead by example he never cut himself a break so that he could demand the best from us. today to give out his image has become immortalized especially in cuba. i would probably say tool much has become the ultimate revolutionary i call and i must have for all the tourists that come to this island his face is absolutely everywhere from these bags to t. shirts as you can see to knapsacks everything you can possibly imagine the kind of image that you give out a himself would probably not have approved of. but he would surely have been proud to know that for the last fifty years cuban schoolchildren have been taught to follow his example every morning and every day they recite this chant you know what
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. it means pioneers for communism we shall be like chair but do the new generations of cubans really believe that we consulted a group we found trying to access a wife i signal next to an internet cafe for me it's like a poem that you memorize but you don't act on it very few people actually follow and chase footsteps we all think differently today jay's marxist version of revolution is considered by most as an anachronism yet the consensus here seems to be the chair represents an ideal a selfless rebel unlike so many others did not live to betray his principles and it's that image of che that has never aged you see in human out just how than. and reminder of the headlines here on al-jazeera the diplomatic dispute between
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turkey and the us has escalated and korea has now suspended all normal immigrant visa services at his embassies in the u.s. just hours after washington did the same in turkey means most turks in america now apply for visas to travel to each other's countries u.s. officials say they need to reassess turkey's commitment to american personnel. the turkish government has since the. exertions of the white house has repeatedly but titian for extradition he is self exiled in the state of pennsylvania and so far has got no response got no response from the troubled ministrations hundreds of thousands of people waving spanish and catalan flags have rallied in barcelona against independence from spain it's been a week since a referendum on catalyst the session triggered a political standoff and spain's prime minister mariano rajoy is hardening his
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position he's ruled out mediation and says he's prepared to suspend catalonia autonomous status if independence is declared and alliance led by former al qaeda linked fighters is promising a fierce battle against those who enter its territory in syria's province tare al sharia lease to statements are the free syrian army or f.s.a. crossed into the area from turkey on saturday part of an operation to take the province the f.s.a. is being backed by turkish soldiers. the army in the democratic republic of congo says rebel fighters have ambushed a bus and attacked villages in north kivu the local mayor says at least twenty two people are missing security forces blamed the attack on ugandan rebels called the allied democratic forces or a d f a boat carrying asylum seekers from miramar has sunk of the southern tip of bangladesh at least two people have died and scores of missing hundreds of thousands of british injures
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a fleeing violence in men miles northern ohio state taking shelter in cox's bazar close to bangladesh's border with me a man the un has brought in huge doses of a cholera vaccine to prevent a looming health crisis and those are the latest headlines here on al-jazeera witness is coming next but i. an indian mining company is heading to australia to build one of the world's biggest mines will it be an economic but no answer or an ecological disaster. at this time on al-jazeera.

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