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i am. this is deja news coming to you live from baghdad it's back to business parliament resumes in london prime minister boris johnson suspended it supreme court overruled him now it lawmakers are ready to question johnson on his next move in the brics that crisis we'll go live to london. also coming up democrats in the u.s. congress launch an impeachment inquiry into alleged crimes stop president donald trump the president must be held accountable. as a part. of congress committee will begin gathering evidence which could ultimately
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lead to trump being removed from office. and a disaster in the making and advance oceans scientists on the un climate palely warn of dire threats to humanity rising sea level superstorm more flooding and more drought. working for a better was retell the story of a veteran of the struggle for an independent film land in the western sahara she's got the winners of this years of right livelihood. and unwelcome. in london the house of commons has got back to work after the supreme court ruled that prime minister barak's johnson spruiking of parliament was unlawful not and void johnson flew home early from the united nations in. overnight
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and is 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 there will be full scope for urgent questions mysterious statements and applications for emergency debates is a lot of discussion and time is short as m.p.'s struggle to craft an orderly bragg's it or a virtue. a short while ago the attorney general geoffrey cox addressed the house of commons he rejected calls to resign and said the government was disappointed with the supreme court ruling the government accepts. the judgement i'm good cept for the boss the cares of it all charged the government acted in good faith. i. did in the belief that its approach was both no food constitution. but we were
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disappointed they didn't hear the supreme court took a different view and of course we respect their judgment typical. let's go straight to london where did the obvious charlotte parts is standing by charlotte members of parliament are back in action we just heard the attorney general there how are lawmakers reacting. well and peace went really straight back to work there and we are witnessing a more than lively debate at the moment in palm and we've seen furious insults from m.p.'s towards the government and from the government towards m.p.'s at the moment is on this attorney general who oversaw the probation and questions there being why did he approach how did he approach what were you thinking so lots of insults there and the attorney general himself of course speaking for the government is suggesting that the government now wants a general election they want to try again bringing that through parliament they did
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not make it with that request parliament to deny a general election now they want to bring forward in new bill apparently a one liner where they would just need a simple majority in parliament to call a general election one thing is for sure though palm and is back and session and the debate is really heating up here and it feels an election is in the offing a lot of. this afternoon what kind of the section can expect given that he's the one who sent them off in the 1st place well a very cold one especially from the opposition parties of course the labor the labor party there and of scottish national party already calling for this for his resignation in the wake of that supreme court ruling yesterday that basically stated that boris johnson broke the law boris johnson himself has insisted that he will stay on as prime minister of course for now that he's very he was very
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unapologetic striking quite a defiant tone so it is going to be very interesting to see how he is addressing parliament later this afternoon and the question really that is how can a prime minister who broke the law or cling onto power and for how long. right and johnson of course is once again stressed that he will deliver briggs's on the deadline for the 1st of october questions being asked how he plans to do that what are his options. yeah very many questions indeed well as things stand right now there is a law in place passed by parliament that would force boris johnson to ask the european union for an extension beyond october 31st johnson insists that he wants to get the u.k. out how is he going to do that so one option of course is he breaks the law again he could end up in jail if that happens another option of course would be a general election a general election before the 31st where he gets a mandate from the people he wins he changes the law sees break through it's all
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very complicated at the moment and we have to look at the bigger picture what we're seeing here right now in london is a power struggle between a weakened prime minister and a very divided parliament and. with a deadline that is looming it's only 36 days to go and we will see what parliament and the prime minister will come up with do you have you shown in france reporting from london thank you very much for keeping us up to date with developments. a new u.n. report has issued the starkest warning yet of a climate change catastrophe for the planet's seas predicting more super storms rising sea levels and ocean dead zones scientists on the intergovernmental panel on climate change say that once these have been helping the planet's cope would rise in temperatures unprecedented overheating in the ocean poses a huge threat to humanity the report warns that. 3 feet by the end of the century.
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making some island nations inhabitable. now i.p.c.c. scientists say a failure to act of the new data will have grave consequences for the future of our planet the consequences for nature and humanity are sweeping and severe. this report highlights also the urgency of timely ambitious who were needed and enduring action. what is it stake is the health of ecosystems and wildlife and importantly the world we leave for our children for more. environment department joins me now welcome to some very dire warnings in the i.p.c.c. 54th which is just going what just how dire is the situation i think scientists agree that it is very very bad so we're saying
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a very comprehensive report that shows us that sees a warming sit up is a rising and bear in mind this is happening faster and faster even faster than we previously thought and on top of that the oceans are becoming more acidic becoming less productive and that huge consequences for things like fish marine life cold reefs but more than just the oceans what this report highlights of the furries and parts of the planet say the north pole the himalayas the undie the alps all of these mountain regions the high mountainous regions are all say on the severe threat from the warming temperatures and not for anything huge amounts of water down into the and into the atlantic and so what are these changes which i detail in the report mean for people especially those people living in situations like indoor lying islands so these people are the most bone or boats are the effects of rising sea levels and so on side one particular stock finding from the report. storms are
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going to get much much stronger us or by 2050 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 islands you know when you think about how an increasing percentage of the world population is living in these sorts of regions cities and megacities across africa asia that are on the cards they hugely threatened by this and on top of that small island nation that 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 reader keating communities because of rising sea levels and there's a certain asians do see to this problem what can be done in fact to deal with the situation than we do anything to rescind change goals we set an economy the report lays out very clearly different policy options that government actions that government can take so one of the key things being key things are other being that
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we need to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time we need to adapt to the changing planet almost inevitable 3rd in some great case that we're seeing these changes already happen and even if we are to cut emissions immediately we will still have sea levels rise a certain degree what that means is that we need to both cuts emissions and create new infrastructure needed for instance to protect cars by building sea walls and we need to do those things and under so clearly we have to adapt to rising ocean levels will more water is how well prepared i'll be for that with made some steps that would be i think foolish for anyone and the scientists and say this is the kind of claim that we're completely unprepared people are making steps and you see that if i'm in jakarta i think indonesia has built its is building its big sea wall to keep out rising sea levels but to actually properly cope with the empty to
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protect my vulnerable people in society the report says that we need really investment to the tune of i think several hundreds of billions of dollars and of 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 flood by 23 of the magnitudes that tend 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 the 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 it will ripple inland as well and sara yeah i think it is something that we are ducked into and need to go faster right. thank you very much for those insights thank you.
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this article look at some other stories making news around the world the german subsidiary of thomas coke has filed for insolvency following 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 turkey city of donna it's not yet known who is responsible for the attack the parties have known an investigation. the death toll has risen to at least 37 people after a powerful earthquake struck pakistan near the 5.8 magnitude quake injured more than 700 people in the mountainous region wide leveled homes and split open roads. chinese president xi jinping has officially opened beijing's new airport which is located in the south of the city the airport cost $16000000000.00 and boasts the
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world's biggest one and building a starfish like structure designed by the elite star architect. it'll eventually handle 100000000 passengers. 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 alternative nobel prize the award honest people offering solutions to our problems now one of this year's frys winners is a familiar face climate activist greta 2 unbagged the 16 year old has galvanized a protest movement calling on governments to do more to combat climate change and she made her case for that at the u.n. this week also being honored for produce protecting the environment is an amazonian tribal sharman darby campaigns to protect the last wilderness. the amazon and
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his tribe's way of life and from china rehab or 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 is 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 not to haidara has spent over 30 years fighting for the independence of her home in western sahara it's earned her a reputation as the gandhi 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 oh yes 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 western sahara oracle deployed forces to lay claim to
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the territory but the offensive prompted an insurgency by the harare rebels who came to be known as the policies are your friend the group declared the sorrow we aare 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 the 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 a uni on 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 is already award can extend what makes the right livelihood awards so different from other prizes.
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the right by you know towards the 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 space and please so we have to semele of laureates. and the 3rd function is. as i said 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 bug is among the laureates 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 chief wins and although great title is very 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 talk of minds. she's clearly a call with with other laureates and as i said it's about achievement it's not about grabbing headlines i mean you just talked about i mean not to haidar she's certainly somebody where we deliberately put the spotlight on nobody has been you know nobody has been talking about the conflict in the western sahara for a long time that's right because you have highlighted a forgotten conflict to say with the honoree of wants to me not to hide that it's important for the organization to draw attention to issues receiving very little attention as well. i think it does i think it does the weight of
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highlight areas where people are still struggling when people are suffering and to bring that to attention to make that part of an international discussion again this is something we can't do without award and i think there's an ongoing fight for justice for self-determination i mean those are talking. we talk just about the climate crisis right now but there are 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. and only 2 presidents have been impeached in american history donald trump may become the 3rd nancy pelosi the democratic house speaker has accused trump of off going ukraine to helps man joe biden the democrat frontrunner for next year's presidential election commissions committees announced
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on gathering evidence they inquiry could ultimately see trump the 5th 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 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
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the president believes you 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. this election not the conduct of the american press. chum knew the inquiry announcement was coming and he wasn't impressed. look it's just a continuation of the which are in the works which i think the issue you have to strike is the case that the best unemployment numbers who get ahead. chanters face 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 the college welcome bar as well as he could of
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course for donald trump impeachment have been dead for a while why did nancy pelosi decide to call it rick 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 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 arguing for impeachment and the more perhaps pragmatic or more conservative wing is arguing against it for a long time that's a put those who was 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 supposed to just test respond but it impeaching a president is a long and complicated to see just on stem a 10 steps involved and as you said they've been divisions within the democrats over this issue still divisions within the democrats and among voters is this
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a vis good move 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 both. an impeachment where clinton wasn't able 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 a risk involved on the other hand there is a risk involved if you don't act if the democrats do not acknowledge 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 in the us the trump administration has been reluctant to provide documents a signal that subpoenas from congress why is the trump administration being supported this time well the question is if it will be co-operative and is i think
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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 to the momentum at the same time if trump is portrayed the narrative the strong enough by democrats to put trade trump a somewhat who is undermining democratic institutions that would feed this kind of narrative and i think this could increase the pressure that trump is where did many scams in the past for the befana to use the things he said about women and a whole range of issues and he's managed to shut them all off but this time 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
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rules that you know need to be applied for all presidents no matter who it is at certain moments in time by this film and a professor of political science thank you very much bill and that if if it's. duping remains a concern in the world of sports authorities are working hard to try and catch cheats before the world championships begin in qatar on friday 7 medal hopefuls in athletics have been banned but a potential star has been cleared to compete despite missing drug tests. the qatari capital doha is preparing for its biggest sporting event to date but ahead of the world athletics championships doping is again the dominant topic you same both as retired and american christian coleman is a favorite for 100 meters glory but he is only competing after successfully appealing against a suspension us off already has had initially banned him from missing 3 drug tests in 12 months coleman argued one of the violations on a special whereabouts app should be back dated. i mean i don't really know.
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the situation. in my given. day there. but some athletes have been stopped from taking part in doha. michael kev it is among 2 top kenyan 5000 meter runners to be barred after failing to undergo sufficient doping testing. to d.q. stands and then pick how much champion dilshad nazarov is also suspended after failing a drug test on a sample from 2011. russia has been banned from international athletics competitions in 2015 because of allegations of state run doping the suspension remains but sebastian coe reelected as the head of world after that exploded the
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i.w.a. f thinks the sport faces a bigger battle than just being you know these are the challenges that sport come from spot they are not. remotely the largest challenges that we face the largest challenge we face is to maintain our sports at the top of the sporting pyramid and to remain exciting and salient for young people that's our hope the athletics would show how ready the country is for the football world cup and 2022 but doping may overshadow their efforts. it was in need of a news here's a recap of the top stories that you're following feel british lawmakers are back in business a day after the supreme court in london ruled the prime minister bar's johnson acted illegally when he suspended parliament now johnson faces questions on his next move in the back that crisis. and democrats in the u.s.
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congress have launched an impeachment inquiry into alleged crimes by u.s. president donald trump is claims trump pressured ukraine to investigate former vice president joe biden and his son for corruption. up next is up program pico africa do stay with us for that if the cat.
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