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i. mean is protest leader calls a pause in his campaign of civil disobedience after the really party appears to offer an olive branch. or in toto says al jazeera live from london also coming up at least fourteen people are killed in the tack on libya's electoral commission i saw have claimed responsibility. after eight hundred fifty three killings and sixty years of violence the basque separatist group says it has completely disbanded. and panning for gold in south sudan we'll tell you why the government is losing out on the rich pickings.
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i mean his opposition leader has suspended protests for thursday after the ruling party appeared to back down on its refusal to pick him as prime minister. opposition leader nicole told his supporters at a rally in the capital here of on that the issue has practically been solved and follows reports that the government will support any candidate for the role of prime minister if they secure a third of parliamentary vote. earlier on wednesday demonstrators in the capital brought roads to a standstill in blocks buildings showing their anger after republican party members refused to electrical question and to the top job on tuesday and himself led tens of thousands of armenians through the city in an act of civil disobedience robin first year walker has more from america. the movements that nicole past and u.n. calls the national movement that we have been calling the opposition movement but which has become clear represents so many armenians wanted to send
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a message today with a general strike they shut down all the streets they closed off the roads to the international airport the metro wasn't running all the cities and towns also had protests administrative buildings was surrounded ministry's was surrounded and the message that they wanted to send this movement was to the republican party the governing party that guess that they had rejected the call passion the ends can't it just yet prime minister that message appears to have gone through because the republican party had that special session and they decided that they were going to support nicole passion the end not in as many words they used a clever way of saying that they would by saying that they would back the candidate with thirty five votes well or more which is the requirement for somebody to be put forward as prime minister in the armenian parliament and it's nicole question again
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who has those thirty five votes from the other political five factions if not more and so the republicans have said they will not put forward a candidate and they will support the candidate and six why tens of thousands hundreds of thousands perhaps if he is back on the streets to see me celebrating this momentous news and now the hugs resting on the republicans holding true to their word and they will see their hero the man who has led them all the. micko passion and appointed as prime minister annually lead a new future for the armenian people. i saw has claimed responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of libya's election commission which killed at least fourteen people the commission based in the capital tripoli has been registering voters ahead of elections expected before
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the end of the year and a hoax to report. attack was targeted the electoral commission headquarters on wednesday morning when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives before shooting began the assault comes days after the un pressured libya's leaders to hold elections by the end of the year and the international quartet the e.u. arab league african union and the un met on monday to promise assistance in organizing the voting despite the quarter optimistic talk of improving security libya remains divided. the un backed an internationally recognized national called government in tripoli was formed three years ago. as the prime minister but he struggled to establish the authority of his government beyond the capital pitted against the government of national accord in the west is the tobruk administration in the east under the control of the self declared libya's national army its
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commander general healthy for have to controls the oil rich east and its vital export terminals he recently shrugged off election talks and urged libyans to trust his army instead of leave them i want you to trust the army it will lead you to what you aim for i know you want a real life not a semblance of a life that results from elections have to has expressed disdain for the government of national accord in tripoli government leaders in the capital say that before elections are held libyans should agree on a new electoral law and a constitution and if the so. they want to turn their back on past agreements and take us all the way to new elections. have to me which is. portrayed by you a in egypt is more powerful than troops based in tripoli the general who recently returned home after medical treatment is widely seen by his supporters as the only libyan leader qualified to end years of infighting. there iranian state media says at least seventy six people have been injured after an earthquake hit
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the country's southwest the magnitude five point three quake struck near the remote mountainous city sacked some seven hundred kilometers south of tehran state media says it caused extensive damage to roads and buildings hospitals in the nearby town of yes huge have been evacuated the vast separatist group eta has announced that it's disbanded in an open letter declared that all of its structures have been completely dissolved it was a she led a violent campaign for sixty years for an independent basque state between northern spain and southern france etter killed more than eight hundred fifty people between one hundred sixty eight and twenty ten before declaring a ceasefire a year later it had over its weapons last april bring western europe's last major armed insurgency to a close. one of them by robert the member. on one hand it looks fine to me but we'll see if they don't keep tricking us for sure they will save something it's not
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enough to apologize because they have shot people in the back and in the back of the heat there was no chance for defense because it was treacherous on one hand it is good but on the other they deserve in my opinion further punishment for the pain they have caused spaniards. so it's good as long as they cooperate with more than three hundred unsolved cases because there is still no information about who the culprits were but for the. perfect in my opinion it is great news for democracy. that even barber has more from san sebastian in spain. well this statement from matter doesn't really come as a surprise to many people here in spain but the tone of the communication is interesting it contains the following phrase the conflict did not start with and does not end with the end of bettors journey now this comes in the background of an apology in april from matter to some of the victims of its actions people that
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had to said did not deserve to get caught up in its actions. and said at the time that it would be announcing its dissolution sometime in may of course it's held responsible for over eight hundred deaths since nine hundred sixty eight that was the year that it claimed its first victim here in san sebastien a secret police chief but over the years it put off more and more people who were perhaps sympathetic to the independence movement for example in one thousand nine hundred seven there was a big bomb in a barcelona supermarket that killed more than twenty people including a pregnant woman actions like that really did horrified the public and since then there was a big internal debate within her as to the future direction and now after last year's. action where it actually gave up a larger arms cache in the southwest of france most people believe that.
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basically doesn't exist didn't exist except on paper now they say they're completely dissolving all of their structures well associations of the victims of better want to hear about many unsolved murders which they hold responsible for. britain's upper house has voted to prevent any breaks it deal that restores a hard border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland it says that would be in violation of the peace deal that ended the conflict there but even more pressure on prime minister to resign may who's facing a revolt from within her own party ever brix it a group of around sixty m.p.'s from her ruling conservative party spoken out against her favored plan for a customs partnership with the e.u. postscripts it we will be leaving the customs union we want to ensure that we can have an independent trade policy we also want to make sure that we actually we deliver we are committed to delivering on our commitment of no hard border between
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northern ireland an island and ensuring we have as frictionless trade as possible with the european union government's so-called brics it was cabinet has been meeting to try to find a solution trenholme is following events in westminster. well talks in the so-called war cabinet on brakes is unlikely to go past wednesday of course but they begin in earnest today on britain's customs relations with the european union after a break said and what position the government decides to take into negotiations may well determine the nature of britain's exit from the european union why because well if it goes in with a position that would require some sort of border to be set up between northern ireland in the u.k. and the republic of ireland in the e.u. to monitor trade well that is something the e.u. would not accept and that likely would push britain towards a so-called hard breaks it leaving with no trade deal that economists many economists say would be very damaging to the economy here the prime minister is pushing for a particular arrangement called a customs partnership in terms of which britain would mirror e.u.
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regulations at its borders charging tariffs for the e.u. on goods passing through to the e.u. and then giving refunds to importers delivering goods only to the u.k. potentially based on its own trade arrangements that it makes separate to the e.u. after brags that that is something that would not require a border it might therefore be acceptable to the e.u. the problem is that it is not acceptable to a pretty influential bunch of progress of m.p.'s in her own party who say it will deliver nothing but breaks it in name only that it is a customs union in order to all intents and purposes they've demanded she drop it and have tacitly if not directly threatened early to leadership over it all the while time is against the government here they've got to reach a settled position before a big meeting of the e.u. in june at which it will be decided whether to advance negotiations or not towards a final deadline of october by which time they hope to reach a final deal for britain's exit from the european union or no deal at all which
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counters there are still ahead water worries in los angeles taps in the city of angels might soon run dry. china's foreign minister has to pyongyang with a message that beijing will not be left out. out of north korea's nuclear diplomacy . with. the with. the with. hello there we've still got a lot of what weather over many parts of europe this huge massive cloud over parts of italy in the central parts of europe and then another one making its way in from the atlantic this one's fizzling out and so for many of us here it should be a dry brighter day on thursday but look at this area of rain here very heavy downpours over parts of italy and across the other side of the age yet as well and that system gradually pushes its way northward as we head through friday so this whole region again is looking very very wet in fact it's also spreading across the
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other side of the mediterranean too it's wet and windy at the moment in chuen is more of the same weather still to come as we head through thursday on friday well that what weather hasn't moved too far just a little bit towards the west so more of us in algeria are going to see that rain on friday meanwhile further east and we still got a fair amount of cloud drifting its way across parts of egypt and that could give us a few more showers and maybe more in the way of dust storms as well but over the towards the south there's plenty of showers here actually they're popping a little bit further northwards now so more of them through parts of nigeria towards the west will also see some but generally here they confined to that to south coast towards the east also a few showers here including for us in camp. the i. canada a country of promise and opportunity for my grim work because but with little protection
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from the state authorities many are forced to pay extortionate relocation fees and a saddled with heavy debts. to come to canada. and lot of money in one brave group of indonesia workers speak out and seek justice for their exploitation migrant dreams a witness documentary on al-jazeera. among the top stories your knowledge there are planned anti-government protests for thursday have been cancelled in armenia after the country's ruling party appeared to have softened on its decision to block the opposition leader's bid to become prime minister. our source says it was responsible for an attack on the
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headquarters of libya's electoral commission which killed at least fourteen people in the capital tripoli. and the basque separatist group eta has announced it's disbanded in the open letter it declared all of its structures have been completely dissolved. the white house lawyer representing president in the russia probe is retiring at the end of the month the president legal team for the special counsel investigation has already experienced a high turnover of staff ty cobb is expected to be replaced by amity flood a veteran washington lawyer who represented bill clinton during his impeachment warn this our white house correspondent can be how could joins us live committee who is and what does he bring to the table. well certainly he is known as you point out as representing president bill clinton during his impeachment proceedings that's what really made a household name here in the united states and it is ironic given donald trump's dislike of president clinton that he now is employ him for his own legal concerns
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certainly though when it comes to the president how this could affect his defense cobb the retiring lawyer that emmitt to pleasant places in fact was known as being sort of poor cooperate of with this rush of probe just the opposite is known about emmett flood the he's known for being very adversarial in fact we have already seen that shift in tone coming out of the white house press release that was announcing the replacement the white house press secretary saying evan flood will be joining the white house staff to represent the president and the administration against the russia which cut so certainly some very strong language coming out of this white house with regards to the russian probe and from the press secretary something that we've not seen before but it certainly does mark a sort of a knowledge by the president and his legal team that things are escalating with the russian probe and could potentially involve the subpoenaing of the president to outsource some very tough questions some that have been made public with regard to
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whether or not the president had any ties to russia and whether or not he effort to try and obstruct justice with the firing of the former f.b.i. director james comey so you me mentioned the kind of mechanics of their the russia probe that how practical would it make a difference if he's got a new lawyer in charge. well what it could mean is it could draw the whole process out even more you remember a quite a while back one of the president's lawyer said that in fact this probe would be wrapping up by the end of the year that's clearly not the case just the opposite but certainly an adversarial lawyer is going to everything that he or she can to try and stall and prolong the investigation to tie it up and and mire it kind of in legal back and forth and wrangling but what this really does reflect is an ongoing frustration by the president once again we woke up this morning to a series of tweets expressing that even the threat by the president that he may personally get involved with the investigation at some form or fashion this was
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certainly many would consider to be yet another example of concerns about obstruction of justice and even the misuse of presidential power gary how could thank you very much indeed. nine out of ten people willed wind breathing and with high levels of pollutants that you know me assessment from new data produced by the world health organization and natasha whom report says the people living in poorer countries who are most at risk. pollution has become a silent killer stalking people outside and even inside their homes from exposure to smog from industry or traffic fumes to smoke from cooking the world health organization says seven million people die from air pollution every year nine every ten persons around the wall are breathing air that these know all too
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respecting the recommend that the guidelines of government joe for quite the w.h.o. says pollution worldwide increased by eight percent and there's a pollution gap between rich and poor countries. data collected shows people in low and middle income countries in southeast asia and the eastern mediterranean are breathing in the most polluted air on the planet while the lowest levels of pollution were measured in cities in europe the americas and the western pacific more encouraging news is cities across the economic spectrum were able to reduce pollution levels by more than five percent in the past five years for the time being because of the graphics and because of the speed. and because probably if the lack of political will in some countries we are not moving at the speed that we would like to see the w.h.o. says reducing industrial smokestack emissions increasing the use of renewable
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energy taking mass transit and walking and cycling can expedite efforts to make the air we all breathe cleaner natasha going to aim al-jazeera cities around the world are struggling the effects of climate change one of the biggest challenges is to ensure clean drinking water now and in the future as possible and as there's first series what reynolds reports will sanjay's on a new main problems for millions of californians. an estimated eighteen million people now live in the los angeles metropolitan area on land that was once largely arid this sprawling city has thrived despite the lack of an obvious large source of water nearby los angeles is history is tied with water this place was able to grow and expand and become one of the largest metropolises in the world because we brought water here the second phase of i think los angeles is growth now is going
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to be with a new normal with the expectation of less water over time and more people how can we sustain economic progress and sustain life itself here in l.a. las water comes in by aqueducts from the san joaquin river delta to the north the sierra nevada mountains to the east and hoover dam on the colorado river four hundred kilometers away but all three sources are in decline we have seen pressure on climate change which has been reducing winter snowpack over time the snow is either not falling for it's now tainted quickly and the early months and then were dry in the summer months the solutions to los angeles is water dilemma according to its mayor or conservation recycling and better use of local sources of water conservation was proven effective in the recent multi-year drought when l.a. residents reduced water use dramatically we have plenty of water in los angeles it's whether we choose to use it efficiently and effectively recycling waste water
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is another challenge about sixty percent of our equivalent water usage every day we treat clean and then wash out to the ocean that means that we can have sixty percent more water if somehow that water came back to us if we could just take that water make sure as many places do that it is sanitary to drink and then bring that to the homes that we have contrary to popular belief it does rain in southern california but currently that rainwater goes to waste it's one of the pervert. things about l.a. is that we've engineered this incredible system that whenever one drop of rain drops outside of our city we know how to grab it take it use it but anything that actually drops inside our city we quickly wash it out to the ocean instead of reusing it for ourselves that's what we're changing and that will ensure a life for you know centuries to come challenges that must be met to keep the city of angels from running dry rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles my pump a it has been officially sworn in as the new u.s.
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secretary of state to ceremony at the state department in washington he said he wants the department to get it swagger back and insisted that north korea must commit to dismantling its weapons program ohio says it's time to solve the problems on the korean peninsula once and for all right now we have an unprecedented opportunity to change the course of history on the korean peninsula i underscore the word opportunity we're in the beginning stages of the work and the outcome is certainly yet unknown but one thing is certain this him a distraction will not repeat the mistakes of the past our eyes are wide open it's time to solve this once and for all of that deal is not an option the american people are counting on us to get this right we are committed to the permanent verifiable irreversible dismantling of north korea's weapons of mass destruction program and to do so without delay china's foreign minister is on a two day visit to north korea during which he could made to leader kim jong woon whiny is trying to show beijing gets
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a larger role in the next round of new kid diplomacy with its traditional ally pyongyang last week kim and south korea's president moon jane vowed to denuclearize the korean peninsula completely asian brown reports from beijing. it's eleven years since the chinese foreign minister last stepped foot in north korea a measure of the strain in relations between these allies and now of china's desire to repair them one year is in pyongyang five days after the historic into korean summit when kim jong un and president mungy in agreed to pursue denuclearization of the peninsula and the peace treaty one will be hoping for a detailed briefing on the results of that meeting john on the east. china has always insisted on denuclearization peace and stability on the korean peninsula always insisted on finding a solution that response to the appropriate concerns of all relevant parties
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through dialogue and negotiation thanks. unusually last friday chinese leaders found themselves on the sidelines of a major international event happening on their doorstep and they won't be part of the planned meeting between president donald trump and kim jong il either. analysts say china's president who met kim jong un in late march wants to ensure that the chinese aren't left out of future talks that could possibly include the united states and i want to make sure that in any war on these questions china will have its here seat and good negotiating table it is hard to believe the trying to won't play a role in any future discussions it is in theory at least the only ally that north korea has and china was also a signatory to the one nine hundred fifty three armistice that ended hostilities on the korean peninsula but not the state of war that still exists between the two
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koreas adrian brown al jazeera in beijing. the british company at the center of facebook's data privacy scandal is watching to be closing its operations cambridge analytical hit the headlines in march after a former employee revealed how he had a company use data from eighty seven million users donald trump's presidential campaign nigel oakes the founder of s.c.l. group which is a british affiliate of the firm says both companies and are shutting operations. shares in some online dating companies have taken a tumble after facebook announced it's creating a new dating feature facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg says two hundred million people on facebook currently list them selves a single day she service which will launch soon is seen as a move to rebuild facebook's popularity among younger users but getting back trust may be tough due to ongoing privacy concerns facebook has been hit hard by the cambridge analytical tobacco which will probably information millions of users
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shared with a potential consultancy company we are announcing a new set of features coming soon around voting. this is going to be is going to be for building real long term relationships are not just hook ups and what i've learned this year is that we need to take a broader view of our responsibility it's not enough to just build powerful tools we need to make sure that they're used for good and we will many people in south sudan panning for gold is the only way to make a living for the country's mineral wealth isn't benefiting the government as much as it should and as most of the precious metal is quickly smuggled out of the country and reports from the eastern states if. you look at people and his friends come to this stream every day and spend long hours panning for gold they're hoping to find even a few tiny specks of the precious metal to support their families. they did you
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know no idea. i come here to make a living i sift through the sand and look for gold because it's the only way for me to feed my mother and father if i find some specks of gold i sell it and get money to feed my family. the twenty year old says he can make about thirty dollars a day if he finds a gram of gold and in south sudan where the inflation rate is more than one hundred twenty percent that's a fortune the value of the south sudanese pound has tumbled because of the economic crisis caused by the four year long civil war for many here selling gold to traders is the only way to survive but the government is losing out because of the inflated economy minus sometimes preferred to sell gold to traders themselves without going through a government body the gold is then smuggled across the border and sold for higher prices robbing south sudan of its wealth less than half a dozen companies have licenses to mine for gold in south sudan the civil war has discouraged many companies and miners working for themselves preferred to deal
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directly with traders who prefer gold instead of the declining currency. but only exams are here so sudan's currency is not accepted everywhere things are becoming expensive so if we can find any other currency like gold yes we'll take it to keep up with inflation. the size of south sudan is gold reserves isn't known and fighting has caused more gold to go abroad in the middle of the garbageman better trade has come from uganda and kenya and buy gold from the miners people find gold in abundance but the traders give them thirty dollars while we give them twenty then men as want to come to us we're supposed to get at least five kids every two weeks but we don't get even one we are trying to control the borders but you can't lack of control which makes it easy for prospects are such as look at people to get a better price from traders than they would from the government allowing them to buy more food for their families people morgan al-jazeera. and more website
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dot com. and one of the headlines on al-jazeera ruling party appears just softened on its decision to block the opposition leader's bid to become the next prime minister as a result. has now suspended thursday's planned protests having already led days of anti-government rallies across the country republican m.p.'s had refused to back him but there are no reports of support any candidate vying for the top job if they're able to secure a third of parliamentary votes. that. will be chosen to become prime minister it's what the people want. it's a people's protest there's no choice we can't stand the situation we're waiting for the party to hand over power is the mother. if needed we will go to war because we
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are already at war there is no other way if they don't want it they should go away . and he's fourteen people were killed when gunmen including a suicide bomber stormed the headquarters of libya's electoral commission in the capital tripoli the office which was set on fire had been registering voters ahead of elections expected before the end of the year armed groups are still says it was behind the attack. the basque separatist group at zero has announced its disbanded in an open letter declared all of its structures have been completely dissolved it was a sion violently campaigned for sixty years for an independent basque state between northern spain and southern france at or killed more than eight hundred people between one hundred sixty eight and twenty ten before declaring a ceasefire a year later the u.k.'s prime minister is facing a revolt from within her own party on bricks it which could potentially bring down her government
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a group of around sixty euro skeptic m.p.'s from tourism a's ruling conservative party spoken out against her favored plan for a customs partnership with the e.u. post bricks it. alarming new report says air pollution is killing seven million people globally each year and the problem is still on the rise the world health organization is also warning that the inequality between the world's rich and poor is widening there's headlines to stay with us next stop is the stream more news for you after that.


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