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back so far we have i created a one hundred sixty three very bundle refugees including women and children to be shared last week we will continue to do so so long as there is capacity to share and we are asking countries to either facilitate direct transfers. or to speed up as well. but can i just confirm apart from the share has any other country agree to take in refugees and migrants from libya not for the moment but we're very hopeful that some and we will come and support us to ensure that refugees are saying paula burkina spokesperson from the u.n.h.c.r. speaking to us from tripoli madame thank you thank you so much or i mean woman with a bit ahead has more now from the libyan capital on the fallout from the battle for tripoli. very valuable fighters who died defending the libyan capital kerrick to its main square. they were killed in and here are just south of tripoli
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a crowd overwhelmed by grief as families mourn their dead not far from the prayers portraits on display of international leaders they blame for supporting the world have their dead fighters where from the city. of tripoli they left two and half to this forces took control last month mohammed was where is lamenting the fall and fighters he says they were brigade mates neighbors and lifetime friends. they were killed by half to war planes in all here area we just took up arms to defend our city and on or after forces came a thousand kilometers to enter our city we didn't go to their ears the homeland is our cause it has taken lots of blood and souls we will return to carry on no matter
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what it takes. them and when tripoli but have to this forces went through very yan since april fourth they have been fighting forces loyal to the u n recognized a government on the southern outskirts of tripoli where the world health organization says close to three hundred libyans have been killed in the three week battle for control of tripoli and tens of thousands forced from their homes many civilians including women and children were killed by indiscriminate shelling the owner recognized the government accuses have to his forces of targeting gray's attention areas with heavy weapons more than thirty thousand people have been displaced and aid workers are struggling to reach people. trapped in parts of tripoli the. government to push have to.
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out of tripoli. and his comrades are determined to reclaim the city but with the fighting anytime soon. likely to be made. in this meeting. with. the u.s. led coalition assault to drive i saw from its syrian capital in iraq in two thousand and seventeen killed more than sixteen hundred civilians according to amnesty international and the monitoring group air wars that number is ten times the told the coalition itself has acknowledged the two groups spent eighteen months researching civilian deaths including two months on the ground in iraq and they said that the cases they documented probably amount of violations of international humanitarian law. coming up on this news hour from london what happened when russian president vladimir putin met the north korean leader kim jong un the death
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toll goes up in the flooding and mudslides which have hit south africa and there is a long distance dispute between two of the best runners of all time as they criticize each other's behavior we'll explain that in sport. but first the pressure is mounting on sudan's military leadership with one hundred judges joining protesters in the manning a civilian government demonstrators for the first time the judges marched from the supreme court to the sit in outside army headquarters they were among hundreds of thousands of protesters in the capital khartoum shortly after the march sudan's transitional military council announced it would hand over executive power to civilians but retain a sovereign or forty three senior members of the ruling military council accused of cracking down on protesters resigned on wednesday. head of my and we were
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a different area we're protesting for freedom we want to build a new sudan and build a strong country now they are delaying our demands and we will remain here until our demands are met we will stand united we've had enough of thirty years of suffering we continue to struggle induces demonstration for four more days one name we'll continue we need never stop. russian president vladimir putin a north korean leader kim jong il have held their first ever meeting the unprecedented summit didn't yield many diplomatic results but it did allow put in to cast doubt on america's ability to win nuclear concessions from north korea from they've all stocks that fasten reports. it's almost a year since russian president vladimir putin invited the north korean leader kim jong un to russia now they finally met face to face for the first time i
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think it was. while russia and north korea and neighbors their ties have become more distant since the collapse of the soviet union both leaders say they want to change that. i am proposing a toast to happiness and the beautiful future of our two countries people as well as the health of our comrades and friends here. the new floor isolation dominated the two leaders nearly two hour long private meeting with inside the united states and russia have mutual interests and that is a north korea without nuclear weapons or. what is denuclearization it is to a certain extent disarmament of north korea of course i have spoken about it all the time and can confirm once again the north korea side speaks about it as well democratic people's republic of korea needs guarantee of its safety and sovereignty even though no concrete results were announced came and put in both used this summit to send
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a message to the united states two months after denuclearization talks with donald trump in vietnam failed they praised each other extensively clearly showing the world that their very first meeting was a success it's a third foreign trip this year for kim jong il who is staying here at the university campus his long and what he described as candid discussions would fly to me put in not only shows that he has to turn to but also that he has options before considering signing a denuclearization deal with the united states put in said kim has asked him to convey north korea's position to the u.s. government the russian president will also meet chinese president xi jinping in the next few days while russia has not been included in talks about the korean peninsula for some time this summit might have brought putin's involvement a little closer step fastens al-jazeera. russia. u.s. president pledged to pay two million dollars to north korea to refund the cost of
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caring for. according to reports in the washington post the american student twenty into a coma after being detained and tortured in north korea and later died after being returned to the united states and identified sources told the post that a u.s. official promised to pick up the bill for his medical care as a condition for flying him back home the official was under president trump's instruction but it's not clear if the bill was ever paid. well meanwhile the former u.s. vice president joe biden has officially entered the race for the white house it's the third time he's run for the democratic nomination in his lengthy political career but the first in which he actually enters as a frontrunner and as our white house correspondent kimberly hellcat reports it's a very crowded democratic field so glad to be here with you today never before have the candidates to become the u.s. democratic presidential nominee been more diverse of the twenty running many are
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candidates of color and female joe biden is neither in the battle for the soul of this nation that might be one reason biden chose the issue of race in his announcement video to be a candidate for u.s. president america tonight. i did a stronger bigger than the ocean more powerful than any dictator tyrant he's confronted his vulnerability and selling it as a strength. he says with u.s. president donald trump blamed the deadly twenty seventeen white supremacist rally in charlottesville and both sides are new the threat to this nation. like any are never seen in my lifetime biden argues that despite looking a lot like trump his views are starkly different or touch with the issues progressive and younger voters care about but biden's decades of experience as a vice president and senator also present challenges will be scrutinized for past
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traditional views he says have changed over time on issues of race and women's rights last month he defended himself against accusations of inappropriate touching of women. and changed. and. given five and shifting positions of many younger a progressive voters continue to support senator bernie sanders candidacy. they see bided as the old guard. washington failed to stop trump any progressive see sanders as a consistent challenger of the democratic party's establishment wing joe biden has a wealth of experience decades of experience the problem is joe biden's record is all over the map but perhaps one of the best measures of biden's vulnerability comes from his former running mate president barack obama america's first black
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president obama's spokesperson so far has praised biden's candidacy but stopped short of endorsing biden were the words you don't believe in the moment joe biden will have to convince the diverse and useful members of the democratic party that is seventy six year old white man is the only candidate that can defeat president donald trump it's a paradox that biden will have to work to overcome kimberly helped get al jazeera the white house well let's talk more about this was shawn zeller who was that he had a tour of congressional quarterly magazine and he joins us live now from washington d.c. sir thank you for joining us welcome to al-jazeera we were just hearing our correspondent there saying that of course still biden's going to have to convene said the democrats specially the younger members i mean how do you think he's going to do that what would you say is is unique selling points to use that phrase i think is a unique selling point is that he served for eight years under
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a very popular democratic president barack obama who made inroads in all parts of the country and was particularly popular among youth and i think you make the case that he can carry on obama's legacy if he's elected so it would sort of be the reflected glory from barack obama. absolutely and i think that will go a long way i mean the democratic party for all its divisions is still united around barack obama and that his presidency was something that americans should be proud of. and i mean the presidency obviously was supported by democrats and a lot of other people for the eight years that obama was president but we're seeing a lot of shifts right now we're seeing a lot of more diverse set women more you know people from ethnic minorities as well do you think that would count against them do you think that maybe that shows that it's actually quite a weak field right now among the democrats is someone like joe biden has already
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tried to get the nomination twice is trying again and he's the frontrunner well i think he's the front runner because he's the he was the sitting vice president that sort of automatically gives him the name recognition around the country that puts him high in the early polls but the polls are very early and as you mentioned the progressive base of the democratic party is not with biden they're itching for something new. they're very among them bernie sanders is very popular there is also a number of women candidates and hillary clinton's defeat has i think fired up a lot of progressive women around the idea that the next democratic candidate should also be a woman and it should be a woman who dethroned president trump so biden has a long way to go yet but he certainly as you mentioned is the front runner and he's leading in those early polls of course biden announcing his candidacy was you know
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not not a surprise for many do you think we are going to see some other surprise candidates before of course the democrats actually announce who their nominee is. it certainly seems that way i mean we've had a number of surprises just in the last couple weeks a number of house members eric swalwell from california and seth moulton from massachusetts jumping in the race i think they say pete democrats see this as a wide open field where if they do well in some of the early primary states which may not take much it may not it may only take a small percentage of the vote to be among the top vote getters given how many candidates are in the race that you very well could see others putting their hat in i'm not going to ask you to name names but we'll qualities do you think whoever the democratic nominee is chosen will have to have if they're going to defeat donald trump. well i mean it's an interesting question i had the
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democratic candidates are are going in different directions and that all of those directions seem viable for example lizabeth war in the senator from massachusetts is focusing on progressive policy ideas and she's putting forth a lot of proposals whereas a lot of the other candidates are focusing more on their opposition to president trump and some candidates like harris or bernie sanders are are framing themselves as the polar opposites of trump and then you have candidates like to judge the south bend indiana mayor who's gotten a lot of early attention by presenting just a sort of different image a younger image a new generation and so i think you know all of those ideas seem seem viable at the moment we'll see how it shakes out we will indeed sean zeller deputy editor of congressional quarterly magazine joining us from washington sir thank you. still to
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come in this news hour the french president clay just to significantly reduce income tax in an effort to end that yellow vest protests after eleven days of the structure in london how much have the climate protesters there actually achieved and in sports the corralling organizers have unveiled the route for next year's race peter we'll tell you where things. are we've got so wet some windy weather pushing across west and possibly that's going to make it went to central arizona the next couple of fats and glorious sunshine age of the central parts over the last day or two temperatures into the the mid twenty's that's all got to change that's because this area of rain showers just tucked in behind running into the by this case going to make their way. over
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the next sixty seventy might be eighteen celsius there for london and paris some of the temperature to form a triple got the the shabby right coming in across western parts some stuff you know just over the the out. avalanche risk remains in force twenty six celsius the berlin twenty eight celsius for vienna on friday to make the most of it because come saturday to give us seventeen eighteen degrees here it has grey wet and rather windy windy enough so you have it into western pozen temperatures in london and paris well it will struggle to get to run eleven or twelve degrees celsius a really good downhill for many parts of europe over the next also particularly towards the northwest in all parts of africa here is the fodder dry some warm sunshine nine hundred celsius in algiers for getting up into the mid twenty's there for about lots of sunshine pretty hot in care over the next day we have a high of thirty three.
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on al-jazeera. a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the death toll in sri lanka's easter sunday attacks has been revised down by around one hundred forty health officials but the number of dead now thought about two hundred fifty three security services are still a lot higher alert and with warnings of more attacks the red cross says densely populated areas of the libyan capital are gradually turning into battlefields and the humanitarian situation deteriorating and pressure is mounting also downs military leadership with one hundred judges joining protesters in demanding civilian government. the best fall from flooding and mudslides in south africa has
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now risen to seventy people and more than a thousand have fled their homes more heavy rain and gale force winds are forecast for the eastern cape region how do with us have reports now from pinetown one of the worst affected areas. this is what's left of civil roads in pinetown heavy rain jeanne the last few days along the east coast of south africa she get catastrophic flooding and landslides wiping out homes and tearing down power lines. and. have tried to salvage a few positions things that can't be east of a place to see and a six year old sister was nearly killed during the deluge came up. the house collapsed and. she managed to get out just before this. most people were killed in areas around the port city surrounded by hills landslides. lost everything when
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a house collapsed she didn't realize how dangerous a downpour was until it was too late was a surprise costs we just saw you cheering tonight. during the heat during the regis. i think it's read. three votes. in. some here say part of the reason for the flooding is the government's failure to regularly maintain drainage systems. i don't think it's because of what's happened it's nature this is what's happened in the. weakness of the us heavy rain also in other parts of south africa but. it's a hardest hit province the landscape in some areas has completely changed with water. it was just a piece of land with a few homes on it but many houses were washed away by the violent water they are
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a few structures that managed to survive but they are standing and with more heavy rain and gill force winds forecast the risk of further flooding and landslides remains. pinetown south africa a month after a cyclonic devastated mozambique another storm is approaching the country's northern coast cycling kenneth has made landfall in the french territory of layer read in the indian ocean three people were killed on comoros islands in mozambique nearly seven hundred thousand people are at risk of the incoming storm which is expected to hit late on thursday. the number of measles cases in the united states is at its highest level since it was said to be eliminated almost two decades ago the center for disease control says there are now six hundred ninety five cases of the illness reported across twenty two u.s. states the increase comes amid a growing global movement against inoculation by kana reports from washington.
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earlier this month the brooklyn preschool was closed by health authorities refused to provide access to health records or proof or facts anation this in the middle of a measles outbreak that had begun in the bar in october last year the majority of patients were drawn from the orthodox jewish community and the outbreaks believed to result from an unfairness an aide to traveller who was infected with measles abroad. the c.d.c. points out that while outbreaks don't occur in a highly vaccinated population they do in communities that for religious or other reasons have resisted vaccination in many of the twenty two states where cases of measles are reported a major cause is the belief that the disease is no longer a threat i think a lot of people are complacent they say measles doesn't happen in our community measles doesn't happen to our family they don't realize that it's really just one
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plane ride away. the world health organization reported this month a three hundred percent increase in the number of measles cases worldwide compared with the first three months of last year the c.d.c. says this increase is part of a global trend as other countries struggle with declining vaccination rates excess abating the situation within the united states mike hanna. washington. thousands of brazilians have attended the funeral of a prominent balls and serve businessman and the government critic. nitch and his bodyguard were shot dead on monday the forty eight year old was a vocal opponent of bosnian serb nationalist leader nino red dog and had accused him of stoking tensions to divert attention from his corrupt practices and the critics of though they have voiced concerns that they too could be targeted. the french president has given a marathon news conference to unveil proposals that he hope. will end the months of
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anti government demonstrations and minoan mccrone says he wants to significantly cut income tax and the jobs for life for civil servants as part of reforms to transform france responding to months of yellow vests protests against him he also said he'd make it easier to hold a referendum on national issues his address came after three months of town hall style meetings across from across france dubbed the great debate. public order must return an essential. but i don't want the actions of some people to eclipse the just. start of this movement and broadly supported. this update from paris where the french president said that the yellow vest protests had certainly highlighted the fact that many people in france feel that there are simply too much social inequality and they feel that the political system
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doesn't represent them so what i meant all my call did was come up with a raft of new policies that he says will address those grievances things like tax cuts for the middle classes reducing the number of politicians the number of m.p.'s there are and also making it more easier more of a meritocracy in france easier to get into some of france's top schools that are seen by many as being are symbols of elitism and i know michael said it was time to invest more in education more in young people and more in small towns and villages and not focus so much on the big cities this was a change of form and style for the french president he was more informal more approachable critics in the past have often said he's to our current and aloof his policies were based on the findings of the grand debate an initiative he launched in january in order to people to give people a platform to air their grievances and concerns are whether or not though these
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policies in the speech will be enough to end the yellow vest protests which we've seen across france the past five months is unclear but what am i don't want to do is to try to appeal to as many people as possible he knows he can't please everyone but his main concern will be to show people that he has listened and he's trying to act. an eleven day campaign of climate protests designed to cause major disruption to london has now come to an end extinction rebellion demonstrators targeted the city's financial district on their final day more than three hundred people glued themselves to the walls of the london stock exchange and blocked roads around the bank of england and goldman sachs but testers have been calling on the u.k. government to the clear a climate emergency and take radical action on climate change needs parker takes a look back at the protests. after several weeks of protests activists from extinction rebellion now say that they're willing to suspend their activities for
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now at least and pack up this makeshift protest camp at the merge the marble arch in the center of london they say that the demos may well be over for now but that they've kick started an all important public conversation about what they say is an ecological catastrophe about to happen for some it has been an emotional fight it's like you've got a secret that nobody wants to know but you know that the only way to do anything about it is to start that conversation and it is heartbreaking breaking this truth to people you know have no in gauged and have. you know carried on their daily lives as a normal. for the past two weeks demonstrators of occupied major roads they picketed businesses and institutions causing major disruption to the city they've also used unique tactics chaining and gluing themselves together to for straight
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the police. or that a thousand people were detained many had never even protested before never mind being arrested. the london demonstrations also were trying to prominent activists including teenage environmentalist. who's inspired a movement of children against global warming. we are now facing existential crisis the climate crisis and ecological crisis. this may be the last day of demonstrations in london but things haven't ended quietly hundreds of demonstrators descended on the financial district some gluing themselves together outside the london stock exchange. others climbed on top of trains a mixture of ages and backgrounds. the message that's being promoted by these demonstrators throughout is one of nonviolent disobedience that's caught on in other parts of the world have been
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similar seems in eighty different towns and cities across the world to more than thirty different countries and demonstration in london comes to an end the mood is one of celebration of really perhaps this isn't the end the tour but it may be just the beginning. in central london. well speaking of climate change a catastrophic breeding failure has taken place after thousands of and per penguin chicks and drowned the british antarctic survey says the emperor chicks died after the sea ice that they were being raised on was destroyed by a normally warm and stormy weather in two thousand and sixteen since two thousand and sixteen researchers have found that virtually nothing as hatched then howley bay the second biggest center a penguin breeding ground in antarctica. travellin is a penguin we call it just that the british antarctic survey he explains why he was considered a safe breeding ground for the emperor penguins the spike global warming. the
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colony is between a fourteen thousand and twenty four thousand breeding pairs so it's a big colony it's a quibble and to about eight or nine percent of the global population so it's a significant colony however we've seen in the past that sometimes you get a complete failure at some colonies we know that colonies move so that's not what is interesting about this observation what is unique about this is that this colony is deep in the world will say it's an area where we expect to stay colder as the world warms so it's an area which we can think of as a refuge for and preparing winds so if in their refuges they are also vulnerable to severe storm or vents and that means those safe places aren't as safe
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as we had previously thought. every year thousands of indigenous people gather in brazil to unify their resistance and fight for their rights it's called the free land the care and it's been happening for fifteen years there are some reports now on why this year's event has become a way to challenge brazil's new president. a so moving more as they march towards. their members of brazil's indigenous communities and every year they come to the capital brasilia to make their voices heard. that came all the way from my belittle with his son he belongs to the iraqi tribe. we want the president to have respect because since the europeans came to our london invaded is the destruction of our communities it's gotten worse and they are finishing us that's why we are here to ask them to stop. over four
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thousand people participated in a three day event held at a sign dubbed the free land camp recommends are you work for an ad or are you would like to rape and pillage this country's indebtedness of the fish he said that he would like to explore the amazon rain forest the national resources for the best people the precedent development strategy is a clear threat to their survival shortly after taking office precedent for nat'l signaled he was transferring control of land and environmental issues from the ministry of justice to agriculture for that department's dealings with a powerful agriculture industry have been questioned by critics. we see in both scenarios the possibility of an increase in the massacres of people like it was seen in the past they want to prevent us from defending our rights want to prevent further land demarcations we want to live according to our traditions it's in the
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constitution. of indigenous organizations have denounced deforestation and land seizures and attacks on indigenous peoples in the past year.

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