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waves of unstoppable water from a broken dam and me and mark more than sixty thousand people evacuated. and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also ahead send money now to argentina asked for a multi-billion dollar advance on emergency funds us inflation soars and it appears a new crisis. another top adviser leaves the trump administration this time the white house lawyer who's already been talking and the russian best acacia. and endangering much more of the may economy why iran's doctors say u.s. sanctions will have a deadly effect. the
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collapse of part of a dam in me and maher has unleashed a giant waves of water and force the mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people have had to leave their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation lawrence louis begins our coverage. this is the swatch town dam in central myanmar the spillway of the dam collapsed early on wednesday morning after days of heavy rains sending torrents of water into nearby towns and villages in some places the surge of water reached nearly two and a half meters the military the police and the myanmar red cross are taking part in the rescue and relief efforts and. the water came so far into our village and we didn't have time to run we have never been flooded before nothing like this has
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ever happened the rains don't cause flooding here. eighty five villages have been flooded and more than sixty three thousand people affected for some they've lost more than just their homes. and soon after we got there were already rising behind us we lost a cart's pigs and engines everything including our rice bags by wednesday afternoon flooding at the dam site had begun to subside although transport remains disrupted and a badly damaged bridge will need to be replaced. we are going to build another bridge right away in place of the damaged bridge. only days people living around the area had raised concerns about the dam but authorities reassured them it was safe the accident now puts the spotlight firmly on the issue last month a dam collapse in neighboring houses killed at least twenty seven people and
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displaced thousands of us lawrence lee. realities kevin coverage and systematic have in this part of the world is used to monsoon rains what could have been the factor this time to make this happen well this is what we do know show that back in the end of july into the early parts of august we had seen incredible amounts of rain across that region so much so that one hundred fifty thousand people had to be evacuated during that time i want to show you what consulate book looks like right now across the region this is the climatological graph on when they see the heaviest rain of so july and august are the peaks here for months in season so because it was even a little bit heavier and a little more extreme than other years the the amount of pressure on that dam could have been extreme and that could have. led to the collapse of that causeway so of course we don't know if it was weather but we definitely do know that there was
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the weather element was a big factor here in the monterrey and are they getting a break now one fortunately we are looking at more heavy rain coming across this area over the next few days and that is going to be a big problem so. more heavy rain the monsoon goes until the mid part of september and that's just normal for this time of year and unfortunately. it's going to be a big problem for special coverage relief efforts keep an eye on it haven't thank you very much. we are going to stay in myanmar and while global attention is focused on the revenger crisis a human rights group is warning that another ethnic group there is facing persecution fortify wright says the government is blocking aid to tens of thousands of civilians displaced by conflict in catchin state that in the north there has been fighting in the region since a cease fire between the military and catchin independence army down in two thousand and one fighting in the area has been ongoing since one nine hundred sixty two when the military to charge that area the report found more than one hundred
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six thousand people have been displaced since then are living in more than one hundred forty camps they face a government imposed restrictions to food health care shelter and sanitation so far in two thousand and eighteen only five percent of the five hundred sixty two applications to deliver aid to the group have been approved david brock is a human rights specialist with fortify rights he came he's part of that report pardon me he joins us now from young gone so what. how long is this thing going on that this particular group this part of the country has not been able to get aid. well since two thousand and eleven conflict between the minimum military in the cage attendants army has fled across northern mema and that's resulted in the displacement of more than one hundred thousand civilians as you said currently residing in about one hundred forty displacement sites across kitchens they are living in in pretty dire conditions and what makes those conditions so appall
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falling is the restrictions that the government i'm in my reporting on aid groups trying to provide food food healthcare water shelter and other lifesaving aid to these communities the government of myanmar since two thousand and thirteen and even before that has worked to frustrate the efforts of aid groups trying to keep these displaced people alive with some degree of dignity. and they've been doing that since since the beginning of the war what we've documented is that in the last year in particular those restrictions so that it wasn't even further one of the reasons that the government for for not allowing this aid to get to people what they say their reasons are. or when we push the government of myanmar on this question they say that these areas are complex affected areas and that the security of humanitarians trying to provide assistance there could be
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threats and of course that's the very nature of humanitarian work to go to areas where where people are. are struggling and active conflict is not a reason to systematically deny age groups access to displace communities which is what is going on in many months today. we found. the minimum military. final say on whether or not aid groups can get to these to these areas were displaced communities reside but also the civilian government is is not doing anything to improve the situation and quite frankly. if the government of myanmar is not responsible for the safety and security of this place communities in the country then we don't know who is in addition to the aid not getting there how concerning is it to you that it's out of sight out of mind so you just can't even get an eye on the situation on the ground to see what these people are are going to they're being hidden for lack of
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a better term well the government of myanmar as well it's hard to keep international attention away from the conflicts in kitchens state and northern shan state up near the china border the chinese authorities are works in concert with with the government of me m.r. to the same and and that's a problem because when you are strict human rights groups humanitarian groups human rights monitors the media and others from from going to these areas. you really limit the amount of information that can come out of them. but they have a good reason to try to keep international attention away from kaczynski because we see continued evidence of human rights violations there. and we see avoidable deprivations in aid as a direct result of government policy in them so who or what has the will power the authority to to change this particularly when you say on on one side you have china on some level enabling the country as largest china who are away it can push back
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against that. but we've seen conversations really ramping up in the last in the last few months and weeks and most recently the report from the u.n. mission this week. said that the minimum military should be investigated for crimes against humanity war crimes and genocide those are not terms that people use lately and we're well past the point now where the mystic remedies are still to be taken seriously and frankly the government of myanmar both civilian and uniformed have demonstrated they have no interest in holding themselves to account for mass human rights violations in this country whether we're talking about the ring or community in the west or the kitchen population in the north it's long past it's on the international community to act which is why us and many other groups are calling for the u.n. security council to refer the situation in myanmar to into a national court otherwise we worry that the pattern of impunity for the types of
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crimes that we document will just continue day that barque with our fortify rights joining us from and dan thank you very much. argentina's president has asked for billions of dollars in emergency cash and made a televised address to the nation amid fears of a new economic crisis prices have been rising rapidly and its currency falling fast for concerns it may not be able to meet loan obligations had many fair international bailout after the last one million sliding into poverty. reports. the international monetary fund has agreed to speed up bailout payments to argentina president made the request of the argentine post or drop to record lows. but you have to keep in mind also that the perception of the i.m.f. . very negative for what happened in two thousand and. two thousand and one is when
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argentina defaulted on its ninety three billion dollar loans tens of thousands of businesses closed unemployment skyrocketed and a huge number of people were left in poverty but i'm not going to talk about the new generation that did not live through the two thousand and one crisis like me as i was still a kid we see what's happening now and there is a lists and lists trust in government. lack of trust has stemmed from the government's inability to cut deficit spending it's also failed to address pension reforms or create revenues from taxes all that and the spiralling worry global investors and argentinians who want to take their money out of the country in. the country is a problem which is that due to all the government's lack of credibility we think a lot in the dollars and it is logical to think in dollars with inflation it's thirty thirty five percent per year. workers who've had enough are planning strikes and protests and as argentina prepares for elections next year president must
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stabilize the economy or lose control of it. john al-jazeera russia's warning the us against what it calls the illegal aggression on syria the russian ambassador to the u.s. says moscow is concerned washington is new airstrikes and the u.s. has recently warned that it will retaliate against any chemical weapons attack government russia has been a backer of the regime during the seven year long civil war. u.s. president donald trump has announced another top white house aide is going to leave his post again will step down as counsel and fall again has been cooperating with the inquiry into the alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen elections that's reportedly made uneasy white house correspondent kimberly hocket has more when they get on the bed when he was appointed as white house counsel donald trump called lawyer don mcgann a brilliant legal mind but now he's leaving the white house adding to speculation that another member of trump's inner circle is turning against him
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a lot of affection for done until the movie and probably the private sector maybe a great change here and will be very well but he's. done an excellent job but it's been rumored that mcgann had been threatening to leave for weeks after getting pushed back for advising trump not to fire special counsel robert muller who's heading up the probe into possible collusion and russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election trump is reportedly furious mcgann is cooperating with muller giving thirty hours of testimony to the special counsel's team. that. he follows a string of close friends and advisers that are now reportedly cooperating with the investigation those include his long time personal attorney michael cohen who pled guilty last week to campaign finance violations they also include alan weisel burke chief financial officer of the trump organization and longtime friend david packer
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who was involved in hush money payments to women during the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election with u.s. voters going to the polls for mid-term congressional elections in november a democratic takeover of the house of representatives would mean trouble for trump the most damaging thing for the president is going to be the impeachment hearings and the investigations that the democrats have been likely have over. of course the entire sort of twenty one thousand here perhaps that's why rumored to replace john mccann is someone who knows a lot about impeachment proceedings lawyer emmett blood represented president bill clinton during his impeachment hearings in the ninety nine can really help get al-jazeera the white house. want to come on al-jazeera germany faces growing calls to apologize for a genocide maybe a more than one hundred years ago. have
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the nighttime sky has been dramatic if you feel like watching lightning that is particularly over from so the pyrenees and that little curl of cloud is still developing it's still an area of low pressure system activity there so keep watching the skies because it does tend suggests a significant amount of rain in there which is on the high side of the twenty's to its south to sit in effigy there's a house it still is in spain portugal thirty three or more but we're down to around about the twenty mark for this part of europe germany and poland warming up again this is a warm zone once more which means you've got potential energy there to get rid of i mean when the wind of rain from fred will be the case during thursday for denmark western part of eastern germany and these showers of the outs could be quite special as well behind it all jim just dropped a bit friday cloudy picture but it's going to last through things warm up slowly
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but the showers are still on the outs northern italy this is come friday and we still got the warmth from the eastern side of europe well kids down to twenty four down to thirty one in bucharest and there is the spin for stockroom. with some windy day i'd say for something sweden troutman training it's a quiet picture very few showers around it's been the case for a long time and i around the coast of north africa where a little cooling of light around about thirty rock.
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right. you're watching al jazeera let's recap the top stories for you the collapse of part of a dam in me and maher has forced a mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams and the military have launched a huge operation. argentina says the international monetary fund has agreed to speed up bailout payments after the currency fell to a record low against the us dollar fifty billion dollars loan will help argentina
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need its debt payments but many fear the country may not be able to repay that money as president donald trump has announced white house lawyers on mcgann is stepping down again as one of a growing number of tribes in our circle who are cooperated with the inquiry into alleged russian interference and the two thousand and sixteen election. the u.s. is easing quotas on steel imports from south korea and brazil and argentina has been given relief on steel and aluminum president trump signed the measure on thursday and the u.s. slaps levies on steel and aluminum imports from a u. countries mexico and canada back in march trump justify the move on national security grounds tariffs on u.s. goods were imposed in response doctors in iran say u.s. sanctions are endangering lives but the worry that they won't have enough drugs to treat patients foreign companies can sell medical supplies that banking restrictions are making that harder same as rafi reports from tehran. has been
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struggling with a few since he was born it's a blood disorder that his parents know means you'll never live a normal life. but the medical treatment he gets at this clinic gives him a fighting chance. he's a boy he should play with his friends and. if he does he has to go to the hospital to get an injection the effects his spirit and he cannot enjoy. he seems too serious his father says his condition makes him a little weak but like any other kid his age he has dreams. only he wants to be a police officer when he grows up he says because then he'll get to catch criminals for a living. his parents are hopeful that the treatment he's getting now will make him strong enough to take care of himself and turn his dreams into reality and. i have something to tell the american they shouldn't mix politics with the patient
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issues and they must separate these things from. the iranian hemophilia care center treats thousands of patients in dozens of clinics across the country. in the past blanket sanctions on banking made it nearly impossible to find companies willing to sell medicine and equipment to iran. and so iranians began domestic production taking matters into their own hands half of the medicine used to treat many of the patients in facilities like this is made right here in iran the other half is imported from pharmaceutical companies outside the country but it's the second half that has medical professionals worried once again. iran can't make all the medicine it needs on its own. as governments play political games aid workers say civilian lives hang in the balance. i'm saying this to the leaders of western states and americans you may have political conflict with our government but your methods actually hurt people in classic war when it's guns and tanks. but with sanctions we
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have no rules i call it a silent battle with. the first victims in this. the civilians its women its children u.s. president donald trump and his administration say they will impose the most stringent biting sanctions on iran the world has ever seen the white house says sanctions are designed to weaken iran's government but people in this clinic want donald trump to know that at some point that means fighting kids who are fighting for their lives. canada's foreign minister has described talks with the u.s. on a revived the north american free trade agreement as perry and tat's christopher nolan spoke after leaders from both countries expressed optimism that a deal will be done before friday on monday u.s. president announced he had reached a deal with mexico all three countries have been working on a new agreement since last august that mexico and the u.s. recently began negotiating on their home in jordan is in washington d.c.
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. at the beginning of the week it looked as if the replacement for the north american free trade agreement or now would be a buying national deal between the united states and mexico hedging mostly on revised terms on how many automobiles and automobile parts could be exported from mexico into the united states however there is no the possibility that this deal could end up including canada one of the members of the north american free trade agreement that's because canadian negotiators led by the foreign minister chrystia freeland are currently meeting with their u.s. counterparts here in washington to see if they can hammer out a similar export deal as well as work out other issues including such things as agricultural trade between the two countries more than half of u.s. states have a robust direct trade relationship with canada and they don't want to see that
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imperiled there's also considerable pressure from by partisan members of congress to see any replacement for nafta include both mexico and canada now the question is can the united states and canada reach a deal before the end of the day on friday that deadline is important because that might be the only way that the trumpet ministration could get an approval of at least a bi national deal with mexico approved before the new mexican president takes office on december first and he has top court has stopped police from jailing five rights activists and lawyers who were arrested on monday those detained are accused of supporting band leftist rebels active in some areas they're also accused of inciting violence between those at the bottom of the endless caste system and right wing protesters the supreme court has ordered that the five be kept under house arrest the philippines has a long history of disappearances that began during the military regime of the one
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nine hundred seventy s. democracy may have been restored but it's still common for political to center stick on missing and never be heard from again. good reports. this is the paris or the disappeared is a theater play in manila that aims to remind young filipinos of the horrors of the recent past. scenes here hope to recreate the atmosphere of fear and brutality during the time of the late dictator president for didn't marcos. brother her monologue man was a human rights lawyer who was abducted by military agents and has been missing for more than forty years the loss is immeasurable she says not just for her family but also for the country the political dissenters during the marcos that the dictatorship where on long the finest men and women our country has
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ever produced they were really consciously deliberately silenced by. this because they were very critical rights groups say the practice of enforced disappearances by state agents started during martial law and continues to this. almost two thousand people are known to be victims of enforced disappearances but rights groups believe the number of unreported cases is even higher. longs for her daughter surely the pad was a labor activist was abducted in two thousand and six by military agents when gloria macapagal arroyo was president early in the feels that even if a case reaches court the odds against people like her are much higher because they are poor and get very little government support. the building. when they faced the eight or. in court there were so many soldiers protecting him but there we
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were the. with no one on our side and then i realized the government to protect women these are relics and memorabilia of filipinos who were abducted tortured and killed over the years it may seem like the horrors but curators say it is necessary to preserve the memory on these recent historical tragedies. there's been a resurgence of protest art in recent times. i mean we hear it over and over again never forget always remember because history is a cycle and we have to break it families who mourn for they're disappointed to see even though they are no longer there their struggle for fundamental freedoms
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continues if anything their absence has only made it stronger. zero. germany has returned to the victims of the genocide war for more than one hundred years ago seventy five thousand members of the herero and nama peoples were killed by a colonial forces following an uprising and one nine hundred four germany has expressed remorse but has never formally apologized and refuses to pay reparations from berlin dominic came reports. this was a moment more than one hundred years in the making remembering one of the darkest crimes of the early twentieth century center stage where the last remains of proud people's imperial germany sought to exterminate on wednesday democratic germany expressed its remorse. i bear down in the greatest sadness i cannot undo the table ones our ancestors caused but i beg you from the bottom of my heart
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to accept my apologies. those terrible wrongs took place in southwestern africa in the one thousand nine hundred six when colonial german forces suppressed uprisings by the herero and the nama peoples those who survived the fighting worked to death in concentration camps it's thought eighty percent of the herero and fifty percent of the nama people perished today the collective memory of their all deal motivates the communities to seek reparations something the federal republic of germany will not give which is why the namibian government is suing berlin in a us court. some people cannot understand why the german state paid reparations to victims of
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the nazis but will not do so to the herero peoples in the movie and. you have no victims who were hurt suffered personally we are talking through the art art grandsons and granddaughters and therefore we have to look far different raised three of the balloons. but as well meaning as those thoughts are they clearly aren't enough for the government of namibia for many of the congregation in the church and indeed for the protesters here outside who believe that the only real restitution would be full reparations and recognition of the devastating effect wrought on the herero and number of people today where and making the last minority group one of the smallest ethnic group in memory of yet in this because of the genocide. for the last twenty eight years germany has been the largest international investor in the libyan economy in part perhaps an expression of the
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lingering guilt many in modern germany feel dominic came out. zero zero. and we shall carry these are the headlines right now on al-jazeera the collapse of part of a dam in me and maher has unleashed giant waves of water and force the mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people of had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation. also in myanmar while global attention is focused on the wrong hands or crisis a human rights group is warning that another group there is facing persecution fortify right says the government is blocking aid to tens of thousands of civilians displaced by the conflict in catchin state that's in the north there's been fighting in the region since a cease fire between the military and the catch and independence army broke down in
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two thousand and eleven fighting in the area has been ongoing since one thousand nine hundred eighty two when the military to charge that area. argentina says the international monetary fund has agreed to speed up bailout payments after the currency fell to a record low against the us dollar a fifty billion dollar loan will help argentina meet its debt payments but many fear the country may not be able to repay that money as president donald trump has announced white house lawyers on mcgann is stepping down again as one of a growing number of trump's inner circle who are cooperating with the investigation into alleged russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election. russia's warning the u.s. against what it calls illegal aggression on syria russian ambassador to the u.s. says moscow is concerned washington is preparing a new air strikes the u.s. has recently warned that it will retaliate against any new chemical weapons attack by the assad government russia has been
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a key backer of the regime during the seven year long civil war. canada's foreign minister has described talks with the u.s. on a revised north american free trade agreement is very intense chrystia freeland spoke after leaders from both countries expressed optimism that a deal will be done by friday on monday u.s. president donald trump announced that he had reached a deal with mexico has threatened to impose additional tariffs on canada's auto exports of canada agreed to join the new pact all three countries have been working on a new agreement since last august but mexico and the u.s. recently began negotiating their own keep it here and sad story is next one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much and put in contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know it's thirty channels in the body but the good because you have a lot of people that are deployed on political issues. we do people believe to tell
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the real story so i'll just mended used to do the work individualism we don't feel in people. across the globe. war crimes in yemen strikes by the sounds in amman rotty coalition caused most deaths but a u.n. report also blames the rebels do reports of chief and if thing and will anyone ever be held to account this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm husham. non have clean hands that's the conclusion of a un human rights act spurts who say all parties in the three year long.


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