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$45.00 has it's taken 15 villages and set up a military base also one turkish soldiers dead and several of its syrian rebel allies the u.s. allied amberleigh group the y p g. says it has lost $29.00 fighters and also the pentagon has responded to the criticism that the u.s. abandoned those kurdish fighters it's insisting the u.s. does fully support its allies up and down the chain of command from president trump to myself secretary state pompei o chairman milly parr centcom commander others we have spoke with all of our counterparts urge them to stop this incursion to him in for in highlight the importance of doing so because the destabilizing effect it's having throughout the region the dramatic harm i feel is being done to our bilateral relationship in the past president reject typer one addressed a conference in istanbul and said turkey won't stop its operation in northern syria
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he also dismissed what he called threats from other countries there is then the there are most of the big to make it is that we are not waiting for terrorists to come to our door with no image to destroy a target is ations other source took he always respect the sovereignty it tutorial it took rutile our neighbors but under one condition we are not going to accept actions against our country cynical celia is with us now from istanbul he is not stepping back at all is he said in the i notice that the 2 american officials speaking earlier said that they felt there was no backward step and i guess he's reiterating it there the president. well the u.s. came out exactly he's not stepping back but everybody knew that this was coming even when you listen to the pentagon officers a few hours ago they were saying the same thing turkey was eager to do it if the u.s. didn't do anything maybe add ons that that they he talked to us president donald
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trump and other coalition members that if they don't stop cooperating with the syrian kurdish fighters the wipe each of which turkey sees as the syrian branch of the output kurdistan workers' party turkey would take a unilateral action and he says this is what we did you didn't do what we told so we took a unilateral action we took care of ourselves by ourselves then we will not stop it until the wife b.g. moves 32 kilometers south of turkey's border where the kilometer is is the designated area by tricky for a possible safe zone in order to send back some of the syrians some of the millions of syrian refugees and tricky but basically he mentioned that turkey would be scenting by sending back almost $4000000.00 syrian refugees back to this area so it seems turkey is not going to stop this operation until turkey gets that 30 kilometers deep of a safe zone by its border because he said that aired on sat that turkey is
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receiving threats by disorganization in syria and also in iraq that's why turkey is conducting counter border cross border oprah ration is against this organization which doesn't aim any any harm to those countries territorial integrity but it's been 3 days so far despite and they told statements that. turkey's security concerns towards the wife e.g. are legitimate still turkey doesn't have much international support for this operation but don seems seems not to stop but there's a perception. here is in turkey mainly in the turkish capital ankara among that u.s. president donald trump is there along with the mastic politics then he's kind of stuck somehow saw a sore far it seems like the u.s. is trying to give turkey 2 options they say either you hold the supper ration or
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you make peace with this with this kurdish group y.p.u. which turkey's totally against and in this press conference turkish president said that turkey will never make a peace with this organization because the y.p. jews also named as a traitor and a betrayal by the syrian regime because yesterday syrian deputy foreign minister said that the regime also is not thinking about any dialogue with the y p g as they are a separatist group and they betrayed syria cynical celia with the update from istanbul thank you sam here's what is coming up for you on this news hour. i think the voters have given a very clear message to just politicians in this regard and that message is that too noisy as economy is the number one issue in sunday's presidential runoff election. also after ending a decades long conflict with eritrea ethiopia's prime minister is awarded this is
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nobel peace prize. and in sports not just the drivers are in a spin but the japanese broker. the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine who is testifying at the impeachment inquiry into donald trump has told the committee the president pressured the state department to fire. one of it she was let go by trump back in may and is now considered a key witness in the hearings the former diplomat was named in the whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment process more with tansy now in washington you were saying earlier she had that was all behind closed doors would have to wait to see what came out what did yeah didn't take long for the leaks to begin or actually it was clear that she really wanted to testify she had made that clear and
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almost as soon as her testimony began her opening statement was published in the washington post the new york times and various other outlets or some some other got over that pretty quickly as you say it was it's it's an impassioned defense of herself and an analysis of how the state department the state of international diplomacy shall we say on the donald trump that's what we've heard so far from this initial state but there are other questions clearly that those members of congress who are talking to want to know about for example is there some was there some shadow diplomatic. but a process under way headed by rudy giuliani that was more in line with the president's personal ambitions rather than national security and so on none of that is actually addressed in her initial statements all we have is that initial statement and it says yes there was a campaign for about a year from donald trump to try and get her at her place and she was incredulous based on what she considered as unfounded and false claims by people with clearly questionable motives and she denies those charges that we've often heard and it was
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certainly circulating among republican circles that she had stopped a corruption investigation in ukraine that she was helping hillary clinton in some way or that she was trying to hinder it all trump she denies all of that and she says that the people around rudy giuliani president trump's personal lawyer who clearly was spearheading the campaign to try and get her removed was certainly perhaps it's only alleged behind all the whispers against this being disloyal to donald trump the people associated with mr giuliani quote may well believe that their personal ambitions stymied would be stymied by anti corruption policy and then we get into an assessment of the of the state department right now and she says this the state department is being attacked on hollowed out from within and that harm will come when private interests circumvent professional diplomats for the for the direct gain so searing condemnation of how the state department is
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being run under donald trump but no nothing new as yet as far as those key questions are concerned as to whether there was something impeachable in donald trump's actions in ukraine thank you she pretends he was the update from capitol hill. now the united arab emirates is reported to be trying to silence the al-jazeera network the bloomberg news network says the u.a.e. is now running a lobbying campaign in washington using a law firm to try to influence people working for congress and the report says they've used twitter accounts hiding their u.a.e. affiliations in attempt to discredit both al-jazeera and qatar the u.a.e. and saudi arabia have led the blockade against cousins june of 2017 and one of their demands was the closure of the media network more with patty culhane in washington d.c. no surprise patty that there are efforts by the u.a.e. they have been blockading cutter for 2 years now but i guess the fact that it stretches as far as a paid official lobbying. that is what is news here and of course it has been
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reported it is expected that all sides of this issue have been lobbying for u.s. support and let's not forget the context of this as soon as the blockade was announced us president donald trump came out and seemed to support the saudi led coalition that was blockading cutter and still is then his secretary of defense and secretary of state at the time got involved and he said that this needs to be resolved so basically what this bloomberg report says and what we didn't know up until this point is that the. united arab emirates has spent $1900000.00 again according to bloomberg over the last 12 months and even june trying to lobby officials with the express purpose of trying to get al-jazeera media network to have to register as agents of a foreign government why is that significant well it makes doing business in washington as a journalist much more difficult as people at russia today found out they were told by the trove of ministration that they had to register as agents of a foreign government and what that means is the credentials basically get polled
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it's very hard to get access to let's say the pentagon or capitol hill you can be disinvited from events so it does make things more difficult so the extent to which this lobbying firm and it is the most expensive the most the most powerful law firm in d.c. the reason we know exactly what they're up to is because they themselves have to register as agents of a foreign government this law firm they can grow strauss and how or and then they have to go in through this filing with the far off foreign agent registration list all of the contacts that they've been making on behalf of the united arab emirates and it is to a lot of aides of politicians chiefs of staff legislative affairs interestingly it's to a lot of pro israeli government groups such as a pac several different pro israeli groups mentioned in this filing as well as journalists from fox news and c.n.n. and also people who work in think tanks here so this details a year of
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a concerted effort. by this lobbying firm to get al-jazeera listed as agents of a foreign government as for the social media campaign they also say according to bloomberg that there were about 4500 social media posts and accounts that twitter deactivated because they were secretly from the u.a.e. and trying to send the message again that al-jazeera needs to be registered as agents of a foreign government. in washington thank you for the ethiopian prime minister that has been awarded this year's nobel peace prize has been recognized for ending the long running conflict between ethiopia and eritrea over disputed border territories. when mitt became prime minister in april 28th seen he made it clear that he wished to resume peace talks with a retreat. in close cooperation with the sky yes off about it again the president
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of every tree on. mid quickly worked out the principles for a 4 and then for a peace agreement to end the long no peace no more stalemate between the 2 countries reaction from now with robyn kriel. well incredible news both for its yo peons and for africans although many at the o.p.'s here were quite surprised that he won that prestigious award many of them said that they're not shocked at all because he is still so incredibly popular here on the ground and if you're here rarely do you see for example a cab or a bus drive past without dr b. as he's affectionately known face on the back of it as well as that flag because he is seen as the nationalist the person who united is the o.t. who brought them through those dark times through that state of emergency and through what many analysts have said could have possibly been
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a civil war had he not come into power at that time but when you heard that list of achievements read by the nobel peace prize committee his peace with eritrea detente with somalia the fact that he offended essentially the political process here and if european which for years was a dictatorship a commentator i spoke with yesterday said that had it not been for this the fact that if europe it would likely be fractured already we heard from hallelujah luly a little bit earlier political analyst head of ethiopian foreign relations strategic studies which is a political think tank told us the world was well deserved and will help ethiopia to further improve democratically. they depend a state has a very long history of authoritarianism and a transition through democratization is going to be a very bumpy one and it's a commission that argument has made a difference occasionally. has been done in the past 3 and a half i believe are laying a beautiful foundation in building independent institutions because what are we are
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much safer example these and he released thousands of political prisoners but the key is not just about releasing them but building independent institutions and dependences them that will prevent the possibility of any political prisoners in the future so it is still a work in progress but i believe what i saw far in the past 3 unhappy has been very impressive and this we especially know coming out the specific moment would be would serve us an impetus to continue this project off democratizing the state and utilizing the political space one of his i think flagship. his ideology so far has been be summed up with one maxim it's called macdermot or it can be roughly translated. so he's been preaching national reconciliation and cohesion among the different ethnic linguistic and religious groups in ethiopia i think is that according to reason mated with a lot of ethiopians who want peace but
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a consideration a unity and prosperity in this country in the news ahead. fighting breaks out again in ecuador's capital of government anger intensifies it's also an arrest is made after a man goes on a stabbing spree inside a manchester more than the u.k. and scored a big win for this player at thomas' shanghai pastors and yet with that story a little later. and though there is a mostly clear and calm picture across much of the middle east now there is some cloud on the way it is streaming through turkey pushing across the black sea and eventually work its way on tools of caspian sea this is where we could see picking
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up all that moisture and that could actually be wanted to shout across and tobacco quite a bit it has strained right the way into will central areas of iraq still there around 40 celsius the next couple days in baghdad but it will be cooling off into northern iran so $25.00 and to run with the chance of those showers and farther to the south the temperatures have been steadily coming down to the mid thirty's now widely across much of the region south of a revolt 36 in doha and riyadh and about the same as we head into sunday remember these temperatures off of the shade so we'll still have holes for the woman if you are in the sunshine and then down into southern africa wanted to pull across and eastern areas of madagascar and also. becoming it will wise but across into and go into and also we'll see the showers working their way through southern sections of south africa and pushing up the east and as well so from 28 to 23 and when that does come with a chance of showers and sunny skies on that in cape town with
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a high of 24. i teach travel office a photo opportunity for many. and big profits for a few that is tourists flood europe's must see destination tensions are rising. with local communities paying a heavy price for popularity. power asks what are the true economic and environmental costs of europe's tourism i've lived on al-jazeera. every week a news cycle brings a series of breaking stories joined the listening post as we turn the cameras on the media when the entire service is control much of egyptian media it becomes an extension of the arm of the president and focus on how they were caught on the stories that matter the most getting an accurate informative story out of there is
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not easy they pose it too late we already had the information and they're listening post on al-jazeera. on the news are here at al-jazeera these are our top stories this hour the u.s. is sending thousands more troops to saudi arabia it's already sent hundreds early this summer as tension with iran and elsewhere in the region increased at the pentagon has now confirmed the deployment of $3000.00 troops the u.s. defense secretary also says the u.s. is not abandoning its kurdish allies in syria after at least $26.00 civilians were killed as turkish forces push deeper into syria that number is from the syrian
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observatory for human rights turkey's military says more than 300 fighters have been captured or killed the kurds say only 29 of their fighters are dead. and the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine who's testifying at the impeachment inquiry into president on a trump told the committee he pressured the state department to fire her every of it she was dismissed by president trump in may and former diplomat was named in the complaint that sparked this whole impeachment process. more on the humanitarian impacts now of turkey's military operation in syria and we're going to hear from who is the undersecretary general and emergency relief coordinator for the united nations office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs he told us the u.n. wants a deescalation of violence to protect civilians. well something like a $100000.00 syrians along a hundreds of kilometers. of the border octant voted to get on with this into
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syria which is the zone that they. want to set that looking at as they has set date men for operations seem to be focused at middle stretches back or there are now a summation moaned about 70000 people who have been left mostly open centers heading south to avoid the fighting and most people will be a very vulnerable they're the focus of our attention our understanding is that rocket attacks are trying to do is example the towns and try to protect it's a good infrastructure but there is a navy at the moment a lot of it and something being course for civilians that we want to start our appeal full all the syrians in your area of the country don't control the areas and in all areas of the country not controlled by the government is not as welcoming to see it as it was last year despite all over the country we're reaching about
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$6000000.00 syrians every mount where reaching huge numbers is mais our region suspected by a military operation but we do need more money and i mean such you go 'd out i doubt it is to get him to understand the urgency 'd of battle to get a suspected result as having a real priority and since that interview with al jazeera the u.n. secretary general's spokesman has also brief the media on those humanitarian affairs in syria fears and syria. ochoa says an estimated 100000 people have now left their home in the area the office of the high commissioner for human rights said today that has begun to receive see reports of civilian casualties during the 1st 2 days of the turkish operation the human rights office said that military operations must be conducted in accordance with international humanitarian law in particular the principles of distinction proportionality and precaution it added
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that civilians and civilian infrastructure are to be protected from attack from if and from the effects of hostilities when displacement occurs displaced civilians must be provided with assistance and protection and they are able to return to their homes or relocate elsewhere voluntarily in safety and dignity tootin is in now where high unemployment and rising inflation of and major problems for you and so reviving the economy will be one of the main challenges for whoever wins sunday's presidential election runoff. the town of moore not to see what farmers and other businesses want from their new leader. adamancy is embarking on a journey he hopes earns him a stable income in a country known for its. his plan to thousands of marine. trees they're rich in nutrients and antioxidants but for a business to thrive in his ears have to buy his produce and as did is the economic
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crisis deepens the farmer may have to wait longer to reap the fruits of his labor and muscular like what are all 'd the biggest challenges financing banks grant loans to wealthy farmers but not to us there is no bank to help young entrepreneurs invest in a strategic sector such as agriculture. young entrepreneurs and business owners say they are growing disillusioned with the government maddie's where the runs a company assembling parts for vehicles made in china he was hoping to export his cars trucks and pick ups to customers in africa but his business is struggling as to his years recession shows no signs of anding we didn't some of his business to produce 1000 units here locally. our 1st aim was to maybe in 56 years we start exporting now made here we spent 8 years we still in the local market turn
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either hydrogen is the world bank's representative into his year he's been pressing the government to redo ract subsidies for agriculture and dairy products to new sectors that can generate income i think the voters have you in a very clear message to those politicians in this regard. and the message is that they are not satisfied with the way the economic model of tunisia works that are not satisfied with the services they're getting in health education and social protection the economic reforms that the world bank and other financial institutions have been calling for me to queue years to implement it is u.s. financial elite and interest groups fear reforms might undermine their control over the economy for the time being business owners and farmers such as it will have to continue the hard work of selling their products in a tough competitive environment to dizziness continue to demand higher wages
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cheaper goods in the shafts and job opportunities but whoever is elected on sunday want to have that much room to maneuver the cash strapped government is under pressure to repay foreign debt and which other leaders turn they will have to balance the demands of the voters without making the government bankrupt. the tunnel south of the capital to an s. to europe now where the e.u. has agreed to intensify talks with the u.k. over the next few days to try to find a new bridge that would draw all agreements that decision followed a briefing of the used 27 ambassadors by the chief negotiator michel barnier where he described discussions with his british counterpart as ort constructive which could mean anything at this point it's going to publish there in the team in london for more. yeah i really could come trying to figure out exactly what constructive goals but the stepped up legacy ations come after him between the british prime minister barstow and islands leader at leo varadkar on thursday where both sides
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talked about the key sticking point of course how to avoid a hard border on the island of ireland the u.k. is due to leave the e.u. on october 31st and the european council summit next week is seen as the last chance to agree a deal before that deadline john a halt reports. there may be life in the prospect of a briggs deal yet e.u. and u.k. negotiators will have to work flat out between now and next week's brussels summit if they are to come up with a framework agreement we are. meeting leads to barclay the british team of was unarmed going to debrief $37.00 about how those under period of the party but i was already shared a dirty trick cities like climbing a mountain. and we need to do vigilance need to i mean in terms confessionals e.u.
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council president donald tusk had warned he was ready to declare the talks dead on friday instead technical talks are taking place in brussels as we speak. of course there is no guarantee of success and the time is practically up but even the slightest must be used but what's all this renewed optimism but a stalled in truth no one quite knows beyond comments made by u.k. prime minister boris johnson and the irish tea shockley over on thursday that they saw a narrow pass to a deal the pair had met for 3 hours in the northwest of england much of that time in private concessions were made but they wouldn't say by whom and all else is secret well i can certainly. tell you that under no circumstances will we see anything that damages the ability of the whole of the united kingdom to take full
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advantage of. it what johnson is alluding to there is the whole of the united kingdom including northern ireland leaving the e.u.'s customs union it's the holy grail among breaks had to porters allowing the u.k. to pursue independent trade deals but prime minister johnson's previous proposals went down in flames when the e.u. rejected among other things the idea of customs checks on the island of ireland. whatever has been concocted as an alternative has now entered what the e.u. calls the negotiating tunnel with just the faintest glimmer of light at the other end jonah how al-jazeera london. so is there really a faint glimmer of hope for all of her patel is a research associate at the university college london european institute and joins us in the studio now thanks so much for being with us. so there seems to be a kind of optimism that a possible deal may be hatched or what do you make of the softer you think it's
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real and what could be behind well certainly some ups's an optimism today but i feel a sense of deja vu because we had all of this with series of may she had lots of negotiations with the they came up with a deal and in the end it was rejected by parliament because the e.u. didn't deviate from the fundamental principles and i don't think they're going to now so even if there is a deal in the end between johnson and the e.u. i can't see it getting through parliament because there is no deal which doesn't respect the fundamental principles and as we know so many bricks it is and the d.p. are against that so i just don't see there being any middle ground which the e.u. can accept and the bracks is in the conservative party can accept i just don't think that deal exists i suppose the difference many differences between 2 reserve and boris johnson but one of them is that boris johnson has made it clear that he certainly wants to leave on the 31st of october that he's not to bother to worried about a no deal now that is the issue whether he'd actually be able to do that but do you
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think that that changes the dynamic in any way that yes the situation politically here is is complicated but the e.u. know that boris johnson means it he does want to go without a deal so burris johnson strategy has been to say to the e.u. look we're definitely going to leave on the 31st of october deal or no deal to try and in sense of eyes the compromising the what happened in the u.k. was legislation was passed which mandates the prime minister to request them an extension of article 50 by the 19th of october if no deal has been the response is been sort of quite clear that he doesn't sort of want to fall just so to speak yeah i mean for a long time the government has been saying 2 different contradictory things one that it will leave a. 31st of october and to that it will abide by the law now the law the legal issue here is quite watertight johnson will have to request that extension by deny by the 19th of no deal has been agreed and the government admitted in courts just a couple of days ago that they would abide by that law and i think the e.u.
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knows this so there's no real incentive for the e.u. to make a big compromise now because it really doesn't believe boris johnson wouldn't ask for the extension because the government's already admitted that it would abide by the law and there's no lawyer out there who thinks there's a way around this so the c.u. summit that we have shuttles next week it's unlikely anything substantial will come out of it you think well i wouldn't rule out the possibility of there being a deal but i think that will only happen if johnson and the u.k. move significantly towards something the e.u. wants and in the end the only way that the e.u. will accept the deal is if northern ireland remains aligned to the e.u. has rules on customs on trade policy on regulatory standard so we kind of backed which i want x. years or opposed to because it would effectively in the eyes of some break up the united kingdom exactly so i just don't think there is a deal out there which the hardcore brooks's is would support and which the e.u. would support and i think the only way that could be a deal is if johnson makes a significant concession and i'm not sure if that deal would even be parts recall a man so in effect nothing's really changing. that's ok but the present but thank
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you oliver patel research associate at the u.c.l. european institute thank you thank you. russian opposition leader alexina valley says prosecutors have asked the court to seize his moscow apartment as collateral in a lawsuit the valley helped organize a series of anti-government rallies this year in the russian capital that were the largest such demonstration since 2011 peaking at around 60000 people prosecutors want a valley and other opposition leaders to compensate for policing and have requested the seizure of his apartment to secure payment. 3 people have been stabbed in manchester in the u.k. has been arrested on suspicion of terror fences has the story this is the man counter-terror police are questioning in manchester he's believed to be in his bosses and was tasered as he was apprehended. a few moments earlier several people were injured in an attack in the city's biggest shopping center beyond 3 of them
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was stabbed we heard screams literally just outside the shop or law stream so i almost went on for about 20 seconds while i was in like a quick scream was party people screaming armed police along with the fire and ambulance service quickly arrived on the scene to lock down the area and i back you a the shopping center was taking place because today has now been arrested on suspicion of commission preparation and instigation of an act of terrorism. we do not know the motivation for this terrible attack it appears random is certainly brutal and of course extremely frightening for anyone who witnessed it manchester police the well versed in dealing with big incidents just over 2 years ago 23 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at an area on a grand a concert the response by the author of this incident to the on dell center was praised by the u.k. prime minister obviously our thoughts are very much with the. victims' families
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it's. clearly a. horrific incident and i'm just very.

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