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i mean to eliminate what he calls the terror corridor or in northern syria u.s. and turkish officials have been holding talks for a safe zone east of the river euphrates to address the security concerns over the presence of kurdish fighters there but. we are determined to destroy to pieces to tear a corridor in the east of the euphrates regardless of the way negotiations with the united states go on the forming of a safe zone along the border with syria with this operation we will in the context between tira groups based east of the euphrates entier ists and northern iraq this way we will be able to squeeze and destroy the tira corridor from the east and the west. libya's coast guard says it's recovered the bodies of dozens of refugees and migrants who died in what the u.n. has called the worst mediterranean tragedy this year as many as $350.00 migrants were on board the boats that capsized off the town of homs east of tripoli on thursday about $145.00 of them were rescued by the libyan coast guard around
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$120.00 others including women and children are missing and feared dead and schapelle has more. put her children on a wooden boat she was trying to make it to europe by any means possible instead the journey became the worst tragedy this year in the mediterranean sea nearly 150 passengers were rescued by local fishermen her son wasn't one of them she's blaming international organizations for a lack of support among the numbers that i lost my 7 year old child i don't want anything except to go back to my country sudan to die there. survivors were returned to libya a primary departure point for people fleeing poverty and war in africa and the middle east one person drowns in the mediterranean for every 6 that successfully reach europe's shores we've now had more than 700 deaths on the mediterranean this year if current trends for this year continue but will see us past more than 1000
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deaths on the mediterranean for the 6th year in a row it's a really bleak milestone the really bad thinking about it comes just weeks after more than 50 people lost their lives in a detention center following an ass strike into georgia and really once again stress is the edge and see if it was needed of a need for a shift in approach to the situation in libya in the mediterranean. libya's coast guard continues to take migrants to 2 jura the detention center holding mostly african migrants that was bombed 3 weeks ago by air forces believed to be loyal. for the warlord khalifa haftar it's near the front line of fighting as huffed are tries to take the capital the u.n. says the current model which is backed by the e.u. must change when we're libya's coast guard intercepts and forcibly returns people caught trying to cross the sea. there's a conflict going on in my view simply come on. there used to make money for people
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who. served in effect and. not the situation. surely away from banning books from rescue people are certainly not the way to go the un refugee agency estimates that 6000 other refugees and migrants are being held in libyan detention centers even though they haven't committed a crime yet they remain highly at risk of getting caught in the conflict or dying at sea and are schapelle al-jazeera now the un is demanding immediate changes in the way migrants are protected the secretary general is deeply saddened by the news that some 150 refugees and migrants lost their lives after the boats they were in capsized off the coast of libya on the 25th of july children and pregnant women are among the missing is also concerned by reports that many of the survivors rescued by the libyan coast guard were placed in that that you were at migrant detention
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center which is close to a military facility and was hit by an airstrike on the 2nd of july that resulted in more than 50 deaths the secretary general reiterates that libya is not a safe country of asylum and that refugees must be treated with dignity and respect and in accordance with international law. are plenty more ahead there on this news hour anger mounts over israel's demolition of palestinian homes. high cost is sending diabetics in the us across the border into canada to buy drugs will travel with one of the so-called insulin caravans and later in sport a freak hail storm causes chaos and cycling's tour de france. all are still ahead of us president donald trump is celebrating what he calls a big victory for his southern border from the nation's highest court the supreme
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court ruled a trump can divert $2500000000.00 from the defense of funding to finance the project in june he was blocked from doing so by a california judge who ruled the tribe needed congressional approval to spend money on the war and those funds are still a fraction of what trump needs reuters reports that the department of homeland security estimates it would cost $21600000000.00 and it says the war would take 3 and a half years to complete particle hain is live for us from washington with more on this so. the u.s. president is certainly pleased about this but how important a victory is this really for president. well it's a victory for now let me just put it that way the president taking to twitter as you usually does to say that this was a huge victory and it is a victory for him in the sense that he can spend about $2500000000.00 that was set
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aside by congress for military construction to replace some of the border wall on the southern border now this is an unsigned decision it's a split between the conservatives in the liberals of the court it's not saying that they're deciding the merits of the case remember this is all about congress so said to the president no you can't have any border wall money so he said well i'm declaring an emergency at under that sort of law i can take money from different departments to build the wall so this year sierra club it's an environmental group the a.c.l.u. the american civil liberties union they sued to say that the president under the constitution cannot spend the money in this way specially if congress has not approved it so the a lower court had said and i don't get too complicated just basically said you can't spend that money we need to have this case but through the courts the supreme court has said go ahead given the money they can start building the wall or not decided on the merits whether the president can do this that's going to work its way through the courts but for now the president can sign some contracts and get started funny in parts of his wall until that is the courts
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intervene once and for all he has so way to things go from here then i mean we mentioned there the $2500000000.00 is just a fraction of of what's needed to to to build the whole thing i mean it is it is just going to be a long protracted battle that could take several years. it could and one of the questions i have is if you read the decision one of the things they say is that the court rules that the sierra club doesn't have standing in this case and this is just one of several lawsuits that have been brought over the president's use of funding for the wall so it's going to work its way through the court system it's going to be decided on the merits because remember an injunction is basically you go before a judge you say you need to stop this now because it's going to cause permanent damage so the judge says ok stop let's hear the merits of the case and then i'll decide so there were 2 different courts that said no you can't build the wall the supreme court is saying go ahead spend the money but we're not saying that this is
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legal we're just saying that you can go ahead while it works its way through the courts so it's going to take a while but the president meanwhile is going to declare victory to his base say he is building the wall it seems right now after it seems or another this is replacement law again not new wall but the president doesn't make that distinction just hours ago he said we're building miles and miles of wall new wall they're not . they're building replacement walls but they're not building new walls all right patty cohen live for us there in washington thanks pat now the united states and guatemala have signed an agreement to restrict asylum applications from central america that's just days after president trump threatened to impose tariffs on the central american country if it did not agree to the deal the u.s. has been struggling to stem. migrants from there trying to cross its southern border u.s. president also accused of france's emanuel mccraw of foolishness over
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a digital services tax trump says he will retaliate in tng he may attack french wine france is putting a 3 percent digital tax on sales from google and other multinational companies or friends put on a. attacks on our companies you know that and. wrong wrong thing to do they should out of that and so i may do that i may i've always liked american wines better than french wines even though i don't drink wine . i just like the way they look. but a very good wines are great american wines are great. they didn't do the right thing when they start taxing america british we tax arca bodies they don't tax that is a british prime minister barak's johnson is e.u. leaders to abolish the irish backstop the most contentious part of the braces deal that the u.k. parliament has so far failed to pass johnson spoke to german chancellor angela
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merkel on friday saying he wanted to reach an agreement but he said for preparations are being made for leaving without a deal by the end of october the backstop is designed to avoid a hard border between the irish republic and northern ireland if the u.k. and europe can't agree on a trading relationship after briggs's the critics are warning it could ultimately separate northern ireland from the rest of the u.k. what they want us to do is deliver on their mandate to come out of the e.u. october 31st they don't want another electoral event they don't want a referendum they don't want it the general election they want us to deliver on that i'm going to be calling the leadership before the fall dr weil is a person we're all kind of like there is an absolute you know we want to come out of the e.u. the 31st or europe has been sweltering through its 2nd heat wave of the summer and provisional data shows the u.k. may have had its hottest day ever on thursday
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a provisional temperature of 38.7 degrees celsius was recorded in the city of cambridge if confirmed by the national weather service that would put the u.k.'s highest temperature on record germany france belgium and the netherlands also had record breaking temperatures this week in france hundreds of hectares of fields caught fire during a heat wave several firemen were hurt. all of that heat appears now to be moving towards greenland where the u.n. has warned it could cause record levels of ice melt greenland's ice sheet covers 80 percent of the island's territory and is the 2nd largest in the world but it's been losing ice at an accelerating pace from the turn of the century the ice loss in 2012 was 4 times the rate in 2003 and there are fears that this summer's heat could break that record the extent of the melt in june has been 4 times the average between 19012010 this month alone it's already lost 160000000000 tons of ice
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through surface melting that's roughly $64000000.00 a lympics sized swimming pools a why should we worry while the total volume of the ice sheet is $2.00 a 1000000 cubic kilometers if all of that eventually melts it will raise global sea levels by 7 meters devastating most of the world's coastal cities. term as a climate scientist at the denmark meteorology logical institute she says a clear link can be drawn between climate change and the increasing rates of ice melt in the arctic. we know that the arctic is warm so much more than the rest of the world we have processes called the arctic have that occasion so that climate change is felt much more strongly in the arctic than it is here even in europe right now and so when we get these big melt events happening they tend to be more extreme than they were in the past at the moment we're not where very close to our record melts year 2012 we're getting very close to matching that frank now we won't
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really know till the end of this month or even mid august which one has been the highest amount but that's what we're looking at right now it's probably fair to say that we will not know until we've passed it if it's irreversible or not there have been a lot of studies looking at how much climate change we have and and still keep the ice sheet and it's important to remember that the ice sheet will still take hundreds if not thousands of years to melt completely doesn't go overnight. but there is a lot of work now indicating that one and a half or 2 degrees might be the sort of temperature global temperature threshold beyond which we cannot keep greenland ice sheet frozen. or rallies being held in colombia's capital in protest of the killing of human rights defenders and community leaders nearly 500 have been killed and many more have received death threats since colombia signed a peace deal with fark rebels 3 years ago and asunder n.p.t.
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has more on this now from a blogger tiresias under why are these people being targeted. well a ton since the signing of a peace deal here in colombia between the colombians there and the biggest rebel group the feyerick a lot of these people who live in these regions that have been for decades at the center of the conflict are being targeted by a number of residual criminal groups that operate in this region some of them are fighting for control of the stary there is that were once under the control of the firecracker rebels because there are there are very there's a lot of money that can be made there out of the profitable trafficking of the drugs illegal mining longer there are other kinds of illicit businesses there and that these people these community there's human rights defenders are trying to
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defend the peace to defend their territory in other cases. there is the people there that there are people that have been displaced during the conflict in particular by paramilitary groups that are trying to go back to their territory to their land then they're also being killed and that's why we see all these people protesting here in bogota in another 50 cities and towns across colombia also in a number of cities across the world demanding that the government. van do can do more to defend to guarantee the lives of these leaders to stop the alarming rate at which are big they're being killed or trends in that they're also asking the government to do more to end being puny in these cases only 11 percent of these cases have been turly investigated so far and finally they want the government to recognize what the protesters call the systematic nature of these killings in these
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regions something that so far the government has avoided doing. so where does this leave they did this historic peace deal that was made with the rebel group because they still opinion in colombia is still very divided on that isn't it. absolutely the country is very divided on the peace the are as a whole on the implementation of the deal on the kind of punishments that the former rebels should receive also there is a very right wing government in place now that has that can paint against the deal that openly wanting to change portions of this deal but everybody here agrees or at least the majority of those who know the country very well also the united nations here that the killing of these leaders is the single biggest threat to the
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implementation of peace in the country more needs to be done and now the president of colombia even duke a recently has said that this is an issue that should unite all colombians that his party is one of the few hears that it's not participating in these march that pretty the entire way over a couple of days ago said that he was going to march in defiance. of the life of the community leaders he's doing this not here during the capital good to have it in the coastal city of thinking about doing that then that i think that's going to something that that's very important but definitely more needs to be done for example i'll give you just a very short example there was a commission that was created as part of the peace deal to come up with a policy to really try and understand and that criminal structures behind these killings and that was created by the previous government that it has in the next
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one since the government of duke has been in power and thank you and sometimes getting in bogota. thousands of mine is in south africa who are suffering from potentially deadly disease of reached a historic legal settlement worth $350000000.00 in a class action lawyers for the mine workers suit 10 major companies for compensation 6 of them accepted it deal which has now been approved by a court in johannesburg up 210-0000 minus or their dependents could benefit but many were afflicted by lung disease or are they on the says as a result of their work and which is supported human rights lawyer who has been working on the case for many years he says the court's decision sets a landmark in the history of minors rights in south africa before this there was no such rot in south africa and there was no civil accountability on the part of employers towards workman who suffered from occupational diseases so that was the
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big breakthrough treaty 11. but the last 78 years have been spent litigating against the mining companies and the last several years in parallel with that it's a geisha in process. set of negotiations that culminated in the settlement that was approved today we've had a migrant labor system for many many decades the majority of them are living in deep rule live in south africa and in neighboring countries like mozambique pursued to in swaziland where they really don't have access to medical facilities to screen and examined him so we don't know the status of the vast majority of former mineworkers up there and step one is rolling out. a program to get medical facilities to them for chicks it just extras lanfranc she tastes and generally physical exams. to
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a 6 whether or not they're suffering from lung disease and qualified to be compensated. still ahead on al-jazeera a period of mourning in tunisia as the country swears in an interim leader after the deaths of its 1st democratically elected president. a point of no recovery brazil's amazon is fast approaching a stage where it may never be able to survive. and later in sport how refugees from afghanistan are helping to grow the sport of cricket in sweden. hello there it is a fairly subtle weather pattern across much of the united states and also pushing up into much of canada quite a bit of cloud in the last few hours this is actually linked to
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a line of range. of eastwards and also pushing the southward so some today are all the wet day into drawn so not cold though 27 degrees celsius meanwhile across in new york 28 on the sunny skies warmest in washington d.c. with a high of 32 and also a warm day saturday out into l.a. with a high of 30 degrees celsius you can see the johnson scattered showers out across western regions and then on sunday that rain really does sweeps across much of the great lakes so many apis in minnesota 27 with rain thunderstorms that could be heavy at times but chicago you want you should stay dry that rain really just to the north of you another very nice day new york city you can see there 31 degrees celsius on a warm 30 celsius down in atlanta and we had further south we had tools the caribbean and we have got a bit of cloud here but no real shot. and then you can see to central america more in the way of rain and a bit more prolonged and widespread into much of the honduras and also across into nicaragua and then on sunday more pushing into southern areas of mexico 20 to
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mexico city and maybe a show in havana with a high of 32. take the worst possible material eurabia the lead into dust comparable to how to make a reliable and put it into place where people live it is a colossal gravity as well and so many people are here.
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but does it make you feel like you feel like a murderer we have created an enormous amount of mental disaster. and investigation south africa toxic city on al jazeera. hello again you're watching al-jazeera minder of our top stories this hour the un's human rights chief has can damage what she calls international indifference to the rising death toll in syria's rebel held it live profits show but still a says those targeting civilians should be charged with war crimes in the past 10 days 104 civilians have been killed. the u.s. president is celebrating what he calls
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a big victory for its southern border war on the nation's highest court the supreme court ruled donald trump can divert $2500000000.00 from the defense department to fund the project. the hot air that smashed temperatures in europe this week is moving towards greenland where it could cause record levels of melting climate change has been linked to the increase in ice loss which could cause sea levels to rise even further. let's go back now to one of our top stories al-jazeera has obtained a copy of a u.n. report on child casualties in conflicts saudi arabia has been highlighted for its role in the war in yemen but israel has been left on. a blacklist of concern despite killing 59 children last year louis charbonneau is u.n. director at human rights what he joins us via skype now from new york thanks very much for being with us so tell me 1st of all what's your reaction to this report.
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well it's a mixed reaction there's some good and bad it's good that the syrian government remains. the worst part of the blacklist for what it's been doing in the war there same for the military in myanmar and the south sudanese military we're quite disappointed by the inclusion of the saudi led coalition on what is known as the not so bad part of the list of shame it's the category of countries and that are trying to improve that are taking that have put measures in place to improve their record when it comes to protecting the rights of children there's simply no evidence that the saudi led coalition has made any improvement and they have been committing appalling atrocities against children for
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years now since 2015 and to to include them year after year as a as a country that is as a coalition that is improving sort of makes a mockery of it because if they are improving why aren't they getting off the list there there is another element to that. and the as you said israel is not included in the blacklist although the report highlights some very worrying facts that more children have been killed more palestinian children have been killed largely by israeli forces since 2014 this. should be included on the on the blacklist but it's not so it's it's a mixed bag so what would you like to see happen now that. well what we'd like to
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see is ending this some division of the report into the really bad and the. not so bad and they're getting an a for effort categories this is supposed to be a factual report that names and shames the worst violators of children's rights around the world we shouldn't be taking steps to make one side feel good and say oh see we're not so bad i've seen the reaction of the saudi government they're already trying to spin it that way while also questioning the. accuracy of the negative parts of the report so then we also want governments to look at what is there and to say there are a number of countries and armed groups around the world that simply don't deserve support and the facts about the saudi led coalition mean that nobody should be
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selling weapons to the saudi government and this is a fact and we've been saying this for years and this report only confirms our conviction that that's the way to go good just because you know in new york thanks for being with us thank you. the un special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings agnus catamount has appealed to bahrain is government to stop the execution of 2 men ali mohamed. and how many in melodie were convicted last year of a series of terrorism offenses amnesty international and other rights group says the trials were grossly unfair and the men were tortured and forced to sign confessions while blindfolded. but the news here is observing 7 days of mourning for its late president bed g c who died on thursday at the age of 92 is being remembered for guiding the country in a new era of democracy state funerals expect to take place on saturday david
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chaytor has more now from carthage. the body of president. is subsea being taken back to his official residence in carthage tributes to his role in establishing democracy in tunisia followed in his wake the french president emmanuel macron and the german chancellor angela merkel both praised him for his courage. the new phase introduces government is now on the way the speaker of parliament mohamed el nasser sworn in to search as the country's president he will take over for up to 90 days while elections are organized. i swear by god almighty to protect the independence of tunisia and the safety of its lands to respect the constitution and law and fully take care of the people's interests and be loyal to tunisia in such a young democracy the vacant posts of the country's leader could spark
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a power struggle among 2 newsies political parties there for not what candidates who are considered to be quite popular and quite strong but also very controversial who have been barred from running the presidential elections by person parliament not too long ago this was not yet been signed by. before he passed away and i think we'll hear a lot more about this controversy next couple of days. the president spent the last few weeks of his life in and out of hospital he was a leading figure in what was known as the arab spring uprising as prime minister and then tunisia's 1st democratically elected president he helped draft a new constitution guaranteeing freedom of speech. going to have his accomplishments were often overshadowed by a weak economy and a high unemployment rate oh no worries though he started his mission on a positive note and he finished it the same way may he rest in peace his
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predecessors who the country but he was a good man who served his country no one did that before him no one shall leave he we hope the next president will be even better we hope our country will be stable and safe we have some terrorism but the country doesn't blame him 7 days of national mourning have been declared as the country on as its fallen president no front runner has emerged amongst the candidates who said they will be standing in the presidential elections in september but all shades of the political spectrum here are united in wanting one thing both a stable and a smooth transition of power david chaytor al jazeera cottage. hundreds of algerians have marched across many cities for the 23rd consecutive week in protest against the government president abdul aziz pulled to flicker resigned in april after 20 years in power that demonstrators are pushing for more change to the country's ruling elite presidential elections planned for earlier this month
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were canceled because of a lack of candidates interim president. says a special panel will meet soon to oversee plans for a vote. israeli soldiers have fired tear gas and palestinians protesting the demolition of their homes in occupied east jerusalem this week the houses that were the homeless were on land controlled by the palestinian authority but their owners lost a 7 year legal battle to overturn an israeli military eviction order the un and various human rights groups have condemned the destruction but matheson has moved. just a few moments ago the prayers here in what he called most ended and the violence began it started when a group of palestinian protesters who also been holding prayers further up the hill started to make their way down carrying palestinian flags the group on this side of the fence which is the occupied east jerusalem side of the fence started to make their way towards the fence as well in order to try to meet the opposing group in
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the middle as the security forces came down in the trenches to stop the 3 protesters from throwing rocks and stones into the road the number of rocks began to increase we saw some tear gas being fired further up the hill the whole process of the demolitions has been proved talkative since monday since the houses here in what he called were destroyed by the israeli military and there has been a tremendous concern that what have up until now been peaceful protests against these demolitions is going to turn into a situation like this. destruction of the amazon rain forest is fast approaching a level from which it may not recover that's according to satellite data from brazil's government here is the $4.00 cost here is the forest rather in 2001 millions of square kilometers which helped stabilize.

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