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hello and nothing that is here without is there in life and also coming up. trumps not welcome protests in the philippines as the u.s. president meets as the enemy does saudi arabia says it will reopen yemen's apples to allow much needed aid for millions of people on the brink of starvation. a crime against humanity amnesty international details the syrian government's surrender all story of campaign against civilians. well than two hundred people have died in a powerful seven point three magnitude earthquake that struck near iraq's border
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with iran another two and a half thousand people have been injured the epicenter was actually iraq thirty kilometers southwest of the town of her it cools widespread damage in both countries charlotte ballasts reports a hospital homes with the wounded in western iran i found at a party don't point i fell from the balcony it was so fossilized should be a small piece of glass fell on my hand and it got injured but new arrivals from remote towns swelled the hospital to capacity but i thought of those that were during the earthquake my hand hit the glass and the glass broke going into my face and hands. the flow is stating as more people are found in the rubble the death toll rises to. the earthquake was centered on the iraq iran border near the iraqi town of her love just striking at nine eighteen local time. it was very strange some of the gases dropped off the table the fan was shaking we
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were so afraid we had to run out of the house because our house was old. the u.s. geological survey immediately issued an orange alert cover saying deaths and damage should be expected then came the first reports of fatalities on the iran side of the border in the town of cussler shooting people use their phones in a makeshift assessment of the cost of this quake early reports suggested eight villages had been damaged and electricity cut as night wore on it grew by daybreak any estimation seventy thousand people were displaced. iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world several major fault lines cross the country and in two thousand and three a six point six magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of bam twenty six thousand people died as. well earthquakes may be frequent here the
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people are not immune from panic in iraq shops and moves evacuated across kurdish territory in iran people were too scared to reenter the harms as aftershocks pipit both sides of the border they slipped on the street shallot ballasts al-jazeera. or let's go live to imran khan our correspondent who's in the iraqi capital baghdad daylight will bring more evidence of the destruction and devastation that's been wrought by this earthquake in rome. that's absolutely right and what we're hearing from the iranian side of the border is the reason that the death toll is two hundred level is because the houses that were small villages not designed to withstand such a powerful earthquake these are a number of villages i think about eight in total we're hearing but that's likely to go up as rescue efforts still continue those villages completely evacuated now now we're hearing something like seventy thousand people have been displaced now
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iraq or iran is one of the most seismically active regions in the world as you just heard my colleagues tell that by this report and that means the iranians do have a significant amount of experience when it comes to rescue efforts they've sent the head of the iranian revolutionary guard corps to kermanshah to oversee operations that a priority will be people's safety also there is another problem one of the main gas plants that has been shut down for safety reasons and this is an area that gets very very cold at night so that's going to have a name pipes also going to have an impact on people's ability to cook food so it's likely that this crisis in iran will go on for a number of days while they try and get people back to their houses and trying all of the damage that has taken place so far and as you mentioned and as indeed shallots report mentioned iran is one of them a seismic seismically active parts of the world does this mean therefore that the iranians have got a very well developed rescue and search and rescue and emergency management team in
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place. that's right i mean they've been doing this for a very long time now they know exactly what they're doing but just to bring this back to the iraqi side of the border also the iraqis are. used to having something of this nature happen on their territory when it comes to baghdad last night sunday night about nine o'clock in the evening when the earthquake happened the building i was in swayed from left to right for about a minute in fact i thought this was i in explosion but when it carried on longer than for about five seconds i realized it was actually an earthquake and that's really frightened a lot of people here in baghdad they've said to me that they're not used to this is this going to happen again so a lot of real concern now prime minister hydro the bodies issued a statement reassuring a citizen saying he's in touch with all of the relevant authorities and that iraqis don't need to worry but there is a real concern nobody in baghdad has ever felt anything they strong before we're also hearing that up in the kurdish region according to medical authorities but
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i've yet to confirm this at least seven people have died and hundreds have been injured but as soon as i get confirmation on that i'll be able to update all right thank you until then. live in baghdad. protesters have been fighting with police in the philippines outside the summit in manila the. they accuse the u.s. president. tensions in the region is in the philippines for the summit of south east asian leaders. when away from the protests mr trump has been speaking to leaders he has talked about north korea and trade with the australian and japanese leaders and he's met the un host president rodriguez the white house says the past talked about human rights and. drugs. but we've had a great relationship this is been very successful we have many meetings today with many other leaders. and conference has been handled beautifully by the president in
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the philippines and your representatives. correspondent his yes and summit rob mcbride and that was a meeting between these two controversial leader leaders it was much anticipated wasn't it. yes i mean we both know they are characters who are unapologetically populist both of them have seen it upon themselves to take on the establishment the elites in both of their countries so this has been long anticipated meeting how would they get on if anything would they be too similar with they in some ways we tell each other it seems not it seems that it has been a called your meeting we heard there that trump said they have a good relationship between them we've heard from a presidential spokes person from the philippines side that they talked about trade also president deter take thanked president trump for recent help that the u.s.
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military gave to the philippines in fighting islam is to insurgents in southern mindanao island during the recent fighting there so all of that was good what we're not quite sure about is just how much they did or did not talk about human rights it is a very thorny subject here it's one of the things which is led to some of these protests we've seen out on the streets the protest groups left wing groups really accusing the americans of abrogating their responsibility when it comes to raising human rights issues wherever they are in the world traditionally it's something the u.s. presidents do donald trump through the white house spokesperson has said that apparently they did raise human rights issues especially in connection with this crackdown on the drugs trade here in the philippines which was of resulted in thousands of people being killed as far as the philippines though are concerned the spokes person has said that while the drugs issue was raised donald trump was very sympathetic to the drug menace that the philippines are facing but insists that
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human rights was not brought up somewhere. there will probably be the truth in that and what about the other main issue for donald trump's. trek through asia and that is of course north korea and its nuclear program. he has continued to try to drum up support isn't being very much for his agenda as we know and see and is very alarmed at the nuclear program and the missile program of the north koreans interestingly this hours and some it takes place just as it comes up to sixty days that north korea has not carried out a missile test and now this is led to all sorts of speculation that possibly it's a conciliatory move by the north koreans maybe they are preparing the ground somehow for some type of dialogue and that has been lent weight by the kind of
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language for the north koreans have used about trump's visit to asia pacific they said over the weekend that they accused trump of begging for war in making this trip but by north korean standards that's not much of an insult they have said far worse things in fact the south koreans have said that such an insult is actually quite measured so it has led to some sort of speculation that maybe there is a kind of consider it three moves by the north koreans it may simply be though that things have reached such a precarious stage that the north koreans are being very careful about any kind of tests that they do not attract some sort of response from the americans and just as a reminder of the kind of military options that are still on the table as far as the americans are concerned we are seeing the start of these military exercises by three aircraft carrier groups of the americans in the seas between japan and the korean peninsula all right thank you for that rob mcbride there live at the sand
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summit in manila. now saudi arabia's mission to the united nations has announced the saudi led coalition will begin reopening apples and sequels in yemen access to the ports of aden local and maka will be reinstated over the next twenty four hours and saudi arabia had placed a blockade on yemen after hoofy rebels father a missile toward riyadh a week ago is hoped reopening the polls will allow for vital aid to reach the estimated seventy million people who are in urgent need of how a u.n. official responded to the news in the statement saying we are ready to start shipping aid into yemen as soon as we get the go ahead to be ready for the past week and a keen to avoid any further disruption in the supply of food and medical supplies something that could cause the massive loss of life. meanwhile in djibouti international aid groups are loading their supplies onto a ship in order to get into yemen but there's no holiday ripples they have yet to
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get the clearance to dog in the rebel held port of her data. you are an official say they're in a race against time to deliver a much needed aid to the people of yemen usually that will be taking these supplies with dollars to the ports on the data on the other and in yemen but because of the broke the impost on the country by the saudi led coalition they haven't been able to take anything from djibouti to yemen in the past week and are now forced to use a much bigger ship to make the delivery they say they would ideally want to take the supplies which include medicine for the whole of a response as well as therapeutic food formal notice children to the point of the day that but they do not have access to the port yet has become an important hub for the yemen relief operation in the past few years and also stranded here about sixty members of staff of the united nations and other international organizations
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. and there are a lot more to come here at al-jazeera including lebanon's prime minister promises to return home rejecting rena's that he's being held in saudi arabia and against his will and hundreds of australian m.p.'s have been given three weeks to prove that they're not citizens find out more. from the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. we've got more stormy weather across central parts of the mediterranean big massive clouds streaming in from the north sinking down across italy and the balkans and behind that we're dragging in a cold northerly way and temperatures really will struggle here to go through the next couple of days to seven celsius there in london nine degrees for paris just
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five inches thick with a little area of snow in place and even matric cold enough for just fifteen celsius . that. i'm in the clouds and the rain and the violent storms will continue. when she weather too just pushing up towards western russia three in moscow getting up to around sixty degrees celsius here as we go through tuesday the wet and windy stormy weather that will continue across central parts of the med but it should turn a little milder up towards a northwest london and paris getting up to around ten or eleven degrees as we go on into the middle pass health the way well i showers that we have across central parts of the but it's right in they will of course lap on to northern fringes of libya still some wet weather in place there for the northeast of algeria and cheney said around fifty eight celsius with some lively showers rolling in one or two of those showers just scraping the fog north of libya should be fine in try there kyra twenty seven celsius and not too bad of a bat at twenty degrees. the weather sponsored by cattle and.
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provoking debate the corporate tax has not hurt job growth on the brock obama the well. that's not true tackling the tough issues restrictions on media freedom of the tree killings torture maybe you're giving me wrong. but challenging the established line every single one of the three thousand people who was killed was a drug dealer yes how do we know that you didn't try them you didn't prosecute them you didn't charge them a shot the man saw you join what he has done for up front at this time on al jazeera. time versus take a look at the top story. al-jazeera and that is the powerful earthquake that has
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hit the border area between iraq and iran at least. two hundred and people two hundred people in fact the latest figure i'm hearing is three hundred twenty eight people so that number rising fairly quickly of being killed in this earthquake two and a half thousand people at least have been injured it's calls widespread damage in both iran and iraq missile seventy thousand people out of their homes donald trump is preventing anger in the philippines where he's meeting asian leaders protests is the asean summit in manila say the u.s. president's aggressive rhetoric and posturing stoking regional tensions saudi arabia's mission to the u.n. has announced a saudi led coalition will begin reopening airports and seaports in yemen access to the pools of aid in the color and lockout will be reinstated over the next twenty four hours saudi arabia had placed a blockade on yemen after who the rebels fired a missile towards riyadh a week ago. now surrender all star of amnesty international says the syrian
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government's method used against civilians constitutes crimes against humanity is calling for an end to what it calls the dark stain on the world's conscience a new report says government forces surrounded and bombed densely populated opposition controlled areas thousands of people were given an ultimatum to abandon their homes or die amnesty says farms and food supplies were burned hospitals and clinics destroyed and people deprived of medical care well the report condemns not only the syrian government but also some of the armed groups it says both restricted and blocked humanitarian help and the sea is asking for an independent body to investigate and prosecute those responsible osama bin ripples now from gaza into on the turkey syria border. maybe so hard drew her last breath just over
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a month after she was born she weighed barely two kilos. malnutrition his killed a dozen other children in the older suburb of the syrian capital in the last few months doctors say the siege imposed by the syrian government has caused hundreds of children to suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition. this mother pleads to roads be opened and the siege to end she wants aid convoys to bring medicine not just food. similar cries for help are being made in other areas of syria amnesty international says the surrender or starve strategy which is for thousands of syrians from their homes is a crime against humanity more than half a million people continue to be besieged following the displacement of hundreds of thousands in the past year the u.n. to help end the siege for two hundred seventy five thousand people in the rebel held areas of aleppo city seventy five thousand were besieged in homs four thousand
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people were evacuated from their ire and at least sixty five thousand were under siege in the four towns of men die as a danika for four. amnesty says the tactic of mass displacement by the assad regime using sieges in forced evacuations is not reconciliation. we human rights campaign group urges world leaders to not just take the local cease fire agreements and face value but view them in the context of systemic violations of international law. syrians in besieged gerri as have been forced to leave their ancestral homes after months of hunger and bombardment for years they have been telling the world how they feel and the fact that. i left aleppo my town our fathers and grandfathers lived there this year militias came to raise their flags with the russian occupiers this is our country the whole world let us down. rights workers say there is ample evidence of restricting access to humanitarian medical aid as well as air
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and ground assault on hospitals and homes which amounts to war crimes despite repeated calls for action aid workers and many syrians are disappointed that all they have seen is inaction and excuses by the international community a treatment they say a future generations will not forget. why we can talk to diana seaman now oh i'm listening to national she joins us from beirut thank you for talking to us tell us about how you managed to assemble all of this evidence because he's a very very serious accusations. so the report focuses on four local agreements that have been negotiated by the syrian government and armed opposition groups and we've interviewed more than one hundred thirty forty people predominantly civilians who were displaced as a result of the is agreements i read also reviewed at the evidence like satellite imagery which shows the destruction which were raised the witness testimony is as
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well as we've interviewed u.n. officials who have knowledge about the issues journalists and other humanitarian organizations and you also say that not only is this the syrian government forces are responsible for this for these breaches of international humanitarian law but also some of the rebel groups which ones in particular so in cafe and for which is part of the four towns agreement we found that had a sham islamic movement and at the head a sham formerly formerly known as robot and responsible of besieging the predominately shia villages and the countryside so civilians have described to was what i mean they're going through the same horrific experiences as other besieged areas besieged by the syrian government so these two towns the armed groups have restricted and humanitarian access deprived them from food tricity water and even
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shelled agricultural fields to prevent them from accessing the agricultural produce what has been what is the situation now as a consequence of these deescalation zones that have now been put into place in the country that has been agreed by by turkey iran and russia. so there is yes conditions always have just proven to be a temporary ceasefire but what we've seen in these former besieged areas that the government was able to recapture these areas from armed opposition groups by besieging them and you know forcing them or compelling them to surrender negotiating an agreement which basically has affected civilian population the most forcing them to do of their homes relocating to other opposition controlled areas such as government controlled areas now these civilians that are numbered and thousands are living in the dire humanitarian conditions they're living in makeshift camps with no access to services and others i have to pay rent and be for
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water and they are so you know so that their situation sorry to interrupt in your estimation then all these deescalation. improving their lives for the civilians that are affected will not. deescalation zones haven't lifted the sieges of the civilian population is to report the charm augusten besieged and the countryside supposedly there's a deescalation zone however we've seen a sever violations like attacks on civilians hospitals and other civilian objects so in effect these yes conventions zones have been haven't they protected civilians for that reason we're calling on the government to end years and go for that tax especially their allies russia and iran and to lift the siege is on the remaining half a million civilians i'm just wondering whether you fear that by releasing this kind
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of detailed report which is very very serious accusations of breaches of international humanitarian law that you might be pushing the political a political solution in greater jeopardy because those who are accused or who will be who will be accused of these crimes are going to be less willing are they to forge some sort of peaceful solution to this to this has been going on for more than six years. and a peaceful solution must have a human rights component in it and for it for them to have a sustainable peace for a transition or a new peaceful solution the government must from now and the is horrific violations have because what we see now is that the government is continuing with with its with committing perfect war crimes and crimes against humanity why you know presenting the willingness or the political will to find a solution however what we're seeing on the ground is the complete opposite for
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that reason we're calling on russia and iran is to exercise additional influence to ensure that these violation and now before any political solution is negotiated dionysian of amnesty international thank you very much. now lebanon's prime minister saad hariri insists that he is free in riyadh and says he'll go home within days he's been speaking publicly for the first time since he unexpectedly announced his resignation in saudi arabia more than a week ago then a harder report from beirut. this is the first time sad how did he makes public remarks since his resignation announcement more than a week ago from the saudi capital riyadh he sought to dispel reports that he had been detained the well being of lebanon's prime minister and his freedom of movement have been open to question in a live interview he denied he was forced to resign and said he is a free man and. i submitted my resignation i know it's not a normal process for
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a prime minister but i had to take some security measures to return back safe and sound the circumstances behind his decision to step down united a deeply divided country earlier people used. to show solidarity with. some lebanese may now be convinced that he is not under house arrest others however haven't changed their minds it clearly wasn't comfortable situation here physically look. what he was saying was very. contradictory to many people saying that he's free when i look but if and when it does return it doesn't guarantee that lebanon's latest political crisis will be resolved if i withdraw my resignation as prime minister of lebanon we must respect the distancing of lebanon from the regional conflicts we should pull out from the interventions in the region a few years ago lebanon officially adopted a policy of staying out of regional conflicts particularly from the war in syria
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hezbollah has been accused of ignoring that policy by sending troops to fight alongside the syrian government's allied has long resisted demands that withdraw its forces and it is unlikely that demand now. also singled out yemen accusing hezbollah interventions that puts lebanon at risk. heidi said he resigned to save lebanon but the political vacuum his resignation created has only destabilize the country is the top so the politician in lebanon replacing him will not be easy democracy here is about consensus and a candidate has to be accepted by all rival camps for stability to prevail appearance and comment did little to ease the tensions instead he looked more like a pawn in the regional power struggle between iran and saudi arabia so out of. beirut at least sixteen people have died after
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a boat capsized on the krishna river in southern india four passengers are still missing in veejay water in under a pradesh state the boat was carrying tourists and witnesses say it was overloaded session rescue operation is underway australian m.p.'s have given been given three weeks to prove that they dealt the whole drill citizenship following a scandal that led to the government losing its majority prime minister malcolm turnbull's conservative coalition has now lost two members including the deputy prime minister as a result of the crisis m.p.'s from several passes were forced to resign or were dismissed in recent weeks as australia's constitution bans jule nationals from sitting in parliament hundred thomas reports from sydney. this is australian prime minister malcolm turnbull's attempt to put an end to all can only be described as the jewel citizenships tsonga there is completely dominated australian politics for the last few weeks it was last month the course of australia's highest court threw
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out five and paintings from parliament for being jewel citizens even though they claim they didn't realise they were the high court interpreted the constitution in a very strict way since then other m.p.'s are revealed that their parents or grandparents were born in other countries and have stood down from parliament because they also think that they might be citizens well malcolm turnbull is saying but every politician now by the sum of the first half of the class where they were born where their parents born and where their grandparents were born and if any of those people were born outside of australia a politician has to prove that they have renounced any potential says he is desperate the prime minister so you stop this dominate saying the political cycle into next year as well as the end of this. time is a take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera a powerful earthquake has killed at least three hundred twenty eight people in iran
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two and our fouls and people injured have also been reported and the quake took place on the border between iran and iraq and there's widespread damage there as well tens of thousands of people have been forced out of their homes imran khan is following developments from the iraqi capital baghdad. they've sent the head of the g.c.d. iranian revolutionary guard corps to kermanshah to oversee operations there their priority will be people's safety also there is another problem one of the main gas plants there has been shut down for safety reasons and this is an area that gets very very cold at night so that's going to have a name pipes also going to have an impact on people's ability to cook food so it's likely that this crisis in iran will go on for a number of days while they try and get people back to their houses and trying all of the damage that has taken place so far president trump is provoking anger in the philippines where he's meeting asian leaders protesters at the asean summit in
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manila say the u.s. president's aggressive rhetoric and posturing is stoking regional tensions but away from the protests mr trump of the speaking to leaders on the sidelines of the summit he talked about north korea and trade with the australian and japanese leaders and he met yes i am host president rodriguez the white house says the pair discussed human rights and president to tatties war on drugs but the philippines says that wasn't discussed. saudi arabia's mission to the un has announced a saudi led coalition will begin reopening airports and seaports in yemen it's hoped it will allow vital to reach the estimated seventeen million people who are in urgent need of help access to the port of aden and maka will be reinstated over the next twenty four hours saudi arabia had placed a blockade on yemen after his the rebels father missile toward riyadh
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a week ago. amnesty international says the syrian government's use of surrender all starved methods against civilians constitute a crime against humanity a new report says government forces a bombing densely populated areas giving residents of the ultimatum to abandon their homes or die that's it for now up front is next. facing reality your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent audit that audit hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be in doubt. here the story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. as president donald trump sounds more u.s. troops to fight the war in afghanistan the i.c.c. prosecutor is calling for an investigation into war crimes in that country so how complicit.


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