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this is news coming to you live from berlin it's back to business falling with brazil in london prime minister barnes johnson suspended it the supreme court overruled him now lawmakers are ready to question johnson on his next move in the break that crisis may go live to london. also coming up democrats in the u.s. congress launch an impeachment inquiry into alleged crimes of president donald trump the president must be held accountable no one is above the law. a congressional committee will begin gathering evidence which could ultimately lead
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to trump being removed from office. and a disaster in the meeting in the world's oceans scientists on the un's climate panel well the planet faces rising sea levels fears of storms and more flooding as well as more drought. plus working for a better was to tell the story of pelletier and veteran fighting for an independent homeland invest in sahara she's one of the winners of this year's ride like to do it on. the color of a will welcome to you i'm. in london the house of commons has got back to work after the supreme court juice that prime minister bar's jonson's for rocking of parliament was unlawful knowledge and void johnson flew home early from the unit.
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of nations in new york overnight in his back in his official residence number 10 downing street meanwhile members of parliament are getting down to business in the chamber the speaker of the house has said they will be full scope for urgent questions ministerial statements and applications for emergency debates there's a lot of discuss and the times is short as m.p. struggle to craft an orderly drags it all averted a short while ago the attorney general geoffrey cox addressed the house of commons he rejected cause to resign and said the government was disappointed with the supreme court's ruling. the government accepts. the judgement i'm dick separate lost the case had already charged the government acted in good faith. i. didn't believe that its approach was both no food constitution. but we were
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disappointed good to be on the supreme court took a different view and of course we respect the judgment typical. left on with straight to the british bottom and readied obvious shot of parts is sounding much showed we just called the attorney general then the action has shifted back to parliament what m.p. saying there. well 1st of all lots of happy faces there from m.p.'s that are resuming their work they were totally furious when boris johnson send them on that forced break so they're happy to be back now resuming work and the heat is on this attorney general that you just saw who oversaw the probation for boris johnson and the government lots of questions there towards him why did the pro game and happen in the 1st place this will continue for a while and then we can we will see the attention shift to boris johnson himself who is expected later on this afternoon in the parliament and the question there
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will be what is his bricks and strategy all about this is what m.p.'s want to find out in the course of the day and this debate today in parliament really one for the history books the 1st one now after the probation the boris johnson as you said has arrived back in london he was in new york for the u.n. general assembly we saw him going to 10 downing street how does he received when he comes into parliament. it will be very cold at least from the opposition parties labor has already called for his resignation as well as the scottish national party is in a really dark hole at the moment after this ruling from the supreme court that he broke the law he'll have to find a way out of there but it doesn't look good for him at the moment calls for his resignation as i said he himself says he wants to he intends to stay on of course as prime minister is very unapologetic he struck a defiant tone there in new york yesterday after the ruling but the question really
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is how long can a prime minister who broke the law stay in power and he also stressed boris johnson that he would deliver greg search on the 31st of october the deadline questions they're being asked as to how what are his options. well i think these questions are going to be oscillator by m.p.'s and parliament but you're absolutely right there is one on the one hand boris johnson who says the u.k. needs to be out of the european union on october 31st and then there is parliament who says look we have passed a law that needs. after which you have to ask the european union for another extension so boris johnson doesn't see it that way he says that law is not for me i won't i won't follow it basically and the question really is will he break the law once again and i think what we're seeing right now is an absolute power struggle between now a weakened prime minister and a divided parliament that doesn't really know how to move forward so we will see
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who wins that power struggle but with all that being said the brakes a deadline is looming it's only $36.00 more days till break that day the clock is ticking seanad parts reporting from outside the parliament in london thank you very much indeed 2 presidents have been impeached in american history donald trump may become the 3rd nancy pelosi the democratic house speaker has accused of asking your cream to smear joe biden the democratic frontrunner for next year's presidential election. committees will now start gathering evidence the inquiry could ultimately see trump the 45th u.s. president removed from office it was a long time coming. but nancy pelosi has finally made the announcement many in her party have been waiting for the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office betrayal of our
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national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections the president must be held accountable no one is above the law strong words from the speaker but why now a complaint about donald trump from a whistle blower has focused her attention it alleges that the president put pressure on ukraine to investigate former vice president joe biden and his son biden is one of the potential challengers to trump in the american presidential elections next year. where the president believes there is no limit to his power the president believes he can do anything and get away with it but the president believes he's above the law. pursuing the leader of another nation to investigate a political poet cope with his election not the conduct of an american press. chant knew the inquiry announcement was coming and he wasn't impressed. look it's just
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a continuation of the witch of the earth which. you have the strongest of. the best unemployment numbers we've ever had. trungpa stays down multiple scandals since taking office with the republicans controlling the senate even if he is impeached whether he is removed from the white house is another matter entirely. with me in the studio i have bars for one he's a professor of political science at college welcome barra's now as we should have called for donald trump's impeachment i've been there for a while why did nancy pelosi decide to cooperate now and i think for a long time there's been a strategic has a tense especially during the miller report which took a while just took months and i think it took a part of the momentum out of the of the democratic campaign for impeachment plus there is a deep division within the democratic party where more progressive democrats are
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arguing for impeachment and the more perhaps pragmatic or more conservative wing is arguing against it for a long time that support able to stave this off this kind of critique i think now is a moment where well maybe this is the this the straw that broke the camel's back and we're not suppose just respond majida impeaching a president is a long and complicated to see just some stand a 10 steps involved and as you said they've been divisions within the democrats over this issue they're still divisions within the democrats and among voters is this a vis good will for the democrats given or if this is a risky move it's not seen as something that's very popular it's risky because of my backfire this is what has happened in part with the boat. an impeachment where clinton was unable or the democrats were able to take away the midterm elections after the impeachment trial it takes a while trump might not even be in office anymore when de impeachment trial goes to the senate or go through the senate so there is
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a risk involved on the other hand there is a risk involved if you don't act if the democrats do not act now you would wonder at what point an impeachable offense is an impeachable offense and i think there's a risk or a thought that this could set a precedent and that the moment to act is now the end of the trump administration has been reluctant to provide documents a signal that subpoenas from congress why is that trump administration being supported this time well the question is if it will be co-operative on his i think that's a very good question the report maybe was happening on a different scale the public limelight might be more intense for an impeachment trial so perhaps this. adds to the the momentum at the same time if trump is portrayed as the narrative is strong enough but democrats support trade trump a somebody who's undermining democratic institutions that would feed this kind of
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narrative and i think this could increase the pressure that trump has read good many scams in the past for the befana to seize use the things he said about women and a whole range of issues and he's managed to shut them all off the distance could it be different it could be we don't know. many times experts have been wrong in his presidency i think in part that might be the fault of experts in part it's because trump seems to be a different type of president and the rules seem to be working differently and i think this is exactly what the democrats are trying to point out we should have rules that you know need to be applied for all presidents no matter who it is at certain moments in time boris film and a professor of political science thank you very much bill and that if if it's. donald trump has been at the united nations where he lashed out at iran and north he called its fanatical quest for nuclear weapons but during a speech at the u.n. general assembly he stopped short of calling for any specific military action
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tensions have been growing after the attacks on saudi oil facilities which the west blames on dead run but tehran rejects these accusations without smiles and jokes the mood belies the magnitude of the task european leaders have set themselves the french president manuel micron has spearheaded the push to bring arch adverse reason iran and the u.s. back to the negotiating table he told his iranian counterpart it would be a lost opportunity if you left the u.s. without meeting president trump. on arrival in new york rouhani already signaled iran's willingness to discuss minor changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with 6 countries on condition that the u.s. lifted sanctions on iran. a demand the german chancellor described as unrealistic after her separate meetings with rouhani and trump. i would very much welcome talks taking place between the united states and iran but sanctions being lifted before
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talks are held isn't likely to happen. tensions between the u.s. and iran remain high after drone attacks earlier this month on key saudi oil facilities washington has blamed iran a finding backed this week by britain germany and france. nevertheless amount of. talks are the only way to move forward and he's pressing for an end to sanctions. isn't. it naive at all and i don't believe in miracles i believe it takes courage to build peace and that is why it is important for the united states iran tori's of the agreement to show this courage to do this at the go because. european leaders are holding out hope that their diplomatic efforts will pave the way to deescalation with iran at a very critical time. now let me begin with some other stories making news around
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the world the german subsidiary of thomas cook has filed for insolvency far in the collapse of its parent company earlier this week 140000 holidaymakers are currently traveling with the firm and other local affiliates it's unclear how many customers will be affected. at least 5 people have been wounded in a bomb attack on a bus carrying police in the southern texas city of donna it's not yet known who is responsible for the attack parties have launched an investigation. the death toll has risen to at least 25 people after a powerful earthquake struck back in style on it instead mean the 5.8 magnitude quake injured more than 700 people in the mountainous region where it leveled homes and split open the. chinese president xi jinping is officially open beijing's new mega air force located in the south of the city the airport cost
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$16000000000.00 and boasts the once biggest film in the building a starfish like structure designed by the late star architect sahadi it will eventually hand 100000000 passengers a year. turning now to the people working to make our world a better place the winners of this is the right livelihood awards has have just been announced also known as the or turn out of nobel prize the award. honest people offering solutions to our problems now one of this is find venice is a familiar face climate activist greta to in baghdad the 16 year old has galvanized a protest movement calling on governments to do more to combat climate change and she needs her case for that at the u.n. this week. also being honored for protecting the environment is an amazonian tribal shaman davi campaigns to protect the last wilderness of the amazon and his
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tribes way of life. and from china we have war gen my she is receiving an award for work fighting for gender equality she set up the country's 1st legal advocacy group for women's rights which received little attention in china and this year's honoree award goes to a pro-democracy activist from western sahara let's take a look at her lives work fighting for independence for her homeland. i mean that's why daughter has spent over 30 years fighting for the independence of her home in western sahara it's earned her a reputation as the commander of the sahara people for decades her dad has been involved in a struggle that has led to frequent clashes between american soldiers and her always she says she has been in prison and tortured multiple times it hasn't stopped the human rights defender from complaining for independence. $97051.00 spanish call on the forces withdrew from
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a sense of horror oracle deployed forces to lay claim to the territory but the offensive prompted an insurgency by the harare rebels who came to be known as the palace are your friend the group declared the sorrow we ere of them accredit republic and that in 76 rocket took control of the territory shortly before un brokered cease fire went into effect in 1901 since then united nations efforts have repeatedly failed to reach a settlement i mean not haidar won't give up her peaceful protest right livelihood foundation has honored her for her dignity and resolve making her one of the most respected leaders among the sarai people. joining me now is you leon according she's a board and jury member of the right livelihood foundation welcome to you so we've just seen that report on an inspiring activist who has won this year's honoree award given still what makes the right livelihood awards so different from other prizes. the right life we go toward it's
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a very open award everybody around the world can nominate anybody secondly we don't give awards and specific categories we start a long term relationship with the laureates we say receiving the award is just the beginning the awards doesn't only honor what somebody has done but it also ends to protect the laureates and to support them for the rest of their life spacy cleese so we have the stamina of laureates. and the 3rd function and this is a set we consider ourselves to be the megaphone of the shield of the lorentz to continue to support them in their ongoing work i think that makes it very different from a lot of awards they often single out people for prizes who are not particularly well known around the world but this is a great attitude and bag is among the various and she's been very much in the spotlight why did you decide to give her an award. well it tension is
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not much of a criterion for the jury the jury looks for chieftains and although great they're young she has achieved as much as the laureate so in terms of being a beacon of hope to millions of young people bringing the topic of climate crisis not only in the headlines but also to the talk of minds. she's clearly a call with with other laureates and as i said it's about achievement it's not about who was grabbing headlines i mean you just talked about i mean not to haidar she's certainly somebody who would deliberately put the spotlight on nobody has been you know nobody has to be talking about the conflict in the western sahara for a long time that's right because you have highlighted a forgotten conflict disabled with the honorary awards to me not to hide it is it important for the organization to draw attention to issues receiving attention elsewhere. i think it does i think it does the weight of
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highlighting that the areas where people are still struggling where people are suffering and to bring that to the attention to make that part of an international discussion again. this is something we can do without award and i think there is an unholy fight for justice for self-determination i mean those topics. we talk just about the climate crisis right now but they ought topics like justice which make it important to have this planet inhabitable and give people a life of dignity so that's why we picked that. conan jury member of the right livelihood award a pleasure to talk to you. thank you. a new u.n. report has issued the stockist warning get off a climate change catastrophe for the planet's oceans predicting tones of rising sea levels an ocean dead zones scientists on the intergovernmental panel on climate
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change favored wide seas have been helping the planet to cope with rising temperatures unprecedented overheating the ocean poses a huge pressure to humanity the reports warns that the levels will rise 3 feet by the end of the century if the only woman doesn't slow down making some island nations on inhabitable. for more. environment department joins me now welcome some very dire warnings in the. report which is just come out just how dire is the situation i think scientists agree that it is very very bad so we're saying a very comprehensive report that shows us that sees the woman sit up as a rising bear in mind this is happening faster and faster even faster than we previously thought and on top of that there's becoming more acidic becoming less productive and that's huge consequences for things like fish marine life called
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wreaths but more than just the oceans what this report highlights of the furries and parts of the planet the north pole and of the on the outs all of these mountain regions the high mountains regions are all say on the severe threat from the warming temperatures and that for anything huge amounts of water into the into the planet and so what are these changes which a detail in the report mean for people especially those people living in situations like indoor lying islands so these people are the most boehner boats or the effects of rising sea levels and so on so i want to start finding from the report. storms are going to get much much stronger survive 20. 50 they're expecting that the sorts of freak weather events that we maybe saw once a century should start happening once a year in some of these crystal cities and low lying island and when you think about how an increasing percentage of the world population is living in these sorts
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of regions it is an enormous mega-cities across africa asia that are and they hugely threatened by this and on top of the small island nations of they're seeing sea levels rise increasingly they're losing. a lot of land from which they can move to and i think i mean one of the scientists said to me that i think in fiji every had instance of the breeder creating communities because of rising sea levels so there's a certain asians to this problem what can be done in fact to deal with the situation than we do anything to address and change goals we set it down and the report lays out very clearly different policy options that government actions that government can take so one of the key things being the key things are of the being that we need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time we need to adapt to the changing climate that's almost inevitable sir and some great case that we're seeing these changes already happen and even if we ought to cut emissions immediately we will still have sea levels rise
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a certain degree what that means is that we need to both cuts emissions and create new infrastructure needed for instance to protect curse by building sea walls we need to do those things in tandem so clearly we have to adapt to rising ocean levels well more water is how well prepared i'll be for that. we've made some steps that would be i think foolish for anyone and the scientists don't say that the the kind of claim that we're completely unprepared people are making steps and he sees that he's i'm in jakarta i think indonesia has built its is building its big sea wall to keep out rising sea levels. to actually probably cope with it and particularly to protect the most vulnerable people in society the report says that we need really investment to the tunes of i think up to several hundreds of billions of dollars and to quickly protect our coasts but what it does say that by doing so we can really protect people from floods and reduce the risk of by 231 of
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the magnitudes of 10 to hundreds of times safe as it were and that has really clear implication for people that means that we're protecting governments would be protecting their livelihoods their health their ability to get clean water their ability to feed themselves and i think it's worth stressing in the report does this that this doesn't just affect the people living on pace and the people living on islands the effects of any sort of sea level rise in extreme weather that will ripple inland as well and so yeah i think it is something that we are adapting to and need to go faster right. thank you very much for those insights thank you. in japan a novel combination of design and technology might find a major problem for people and it involves a tale research just save the testicle version could have prevented ford's vision of the main cause of death and disability among the elderly but the invention could also be useful for all ages. but it already we humans evolved to lose our
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tails but a team of japan's kayo university hopes they could make a return among 21st century homo sap eons. this is a tale that helps to balance when a human tilts their body like this the tail moves in the opposite direction the whole course of darkening. the tail keeps balance like a pendulum on a kong this is our robotic tail for you and i support. the researchers say the tail could have a variety of real life uses. for people who do work involving heights for example or old people who've lost their sense of balance then i go about he took me that i've seen prosthetics being widely applied so very honest and i think it would be
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nice to incorporate this prosthetic tail into everyday life when it's further developed as an option for those who need a little more assistance and balancing or use. you know vocal quality. that's it from me on the thought she not made in germany on business program is next david and that if you catch.
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