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rings a very very dull tone in their ears and it's hardly surprising or not most of the coming on the news hour including. taking aim at joe biden a tough time for the former us vice president of the democrats' debate. another day another murder scene how fear of crime is creating ghost towns in mexico and in sports the canadian teenager making a big impact against last season's champions league final so it's going to. marijuana has reopened its border with the democratic republic of congo after briefly closing it because of the boehner crisis a one year old girl is the latest person confirmed to have the virus and the congolese city of goma that's close to the rwandan border her father died of the disease on wednesday the outbreak in the d.r. sea has killed more than 1100 people in the past year catherine sawyer has more.
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this is the clinic in goma where the man sought help before he died he fell sick days after returning home from an infected area where he was working in a mining area the clinic is now closed some clinicians have been vaccinated and health workers are trying to trace people the victim made contact with. more than a 1000000 people live in this city on the border with rwanda. and we did not know what was happening we just saw people looking at doctors carrying him away they said they will come back to vaccinate us. she says we have gone my resident because we have seen how people are dying it would temper and benny night and day. the 2nd outbreak in the country's history was declared a year ago and has since claimed the lives of 1700 people it's 2nd only to the outbreak in west africa that killed 11000 people 5 years ago health workers trying to combat the outbreak are having to deal with militia groups and communities both
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hostile to them as well as poor infrastructure in vast regions where villages are hard to reach. for to mark a humble is an airborne a survivor who spends her time taking care of children whose parents are sick or dead she also talks to people who have been in the town of benny about the importance of health care some congolese want to know about a new ball a vaccine they've hired about her mother chandra but still people are saying the new proposed vaccine isn't good health workers need to seem surprised people so they can understand because this virus needs to go away the proposal by the world health organization to use a vaccine for clinical trials is controversial critics say the drug is experimental and shouldn't be tested on congolese people w.h.o. says vaccination is important for research experimentation. we need to.
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try to get more information on the. effectiveness of more concrete recommendations the best way because. for the 1st barking go my doctors try to work out how to stop the disease from spreading health workers in goma say the wall prepared to deal with this situation they've set up hand washing points in different parts of the city they say the treatment centers are well equipped and they have enough personnel but they're also warning people to keep vigil avoid unnecessary contact with each other but not to worry but people that we've been speaking to in goma a telling us it's very difficult to keep calm at this moment catherine soy al-jazeera nairobi kenya well trish newport is deputy program manager for the boehner response at doctors without borders she says a strong screening process especially along the border is needed to stop the spread . the situation is really critical you know there have been over 2600 cases since
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the beginning of the outbreak a year ago over 1700 deaths but what's really concerning is is the characteristics of this data so right now every week about 40 percent of all the new cases were never identified as people at risk of having the disease so you need to be able to have a good contact tracing system in place or else you don't know who's at risk and where they are and that creates a big concern and a big risk of spread that border in goma is extremely busy there are about 15000 people that pass through the border every day but the concern is if you close the border it's not going to stop people from crossing the border they're going to find other ways so what's really important is that the borders are reinforced with proper screening so that everyone passing through the border is screened to see if they have a fever and if they do they can be further evaluated to see if there's someone that's at risk of having a bolo or if they have the 1st symptoms that closing the border is going to cause
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problems for moving the material in the people that are used for the break but more concerning is this idea of people finding other ways to cross the border where they won't be screened. now a new video being circulated by china's ami appears to be a warning to protest as in hong kong beijing has been relatively quiet about the escalating unrest in the semi autonomous region after thomas has more now from hong kong. this video has been released by the hong kong garrison of china's people's liberation army and given the timing in the context it's clearly a those thinking of taking part in the protests it starts with a zoom in from spice directly down on to hong kong. and then it plays out like an action film full of pumping music quick cut edits and dramatic shots of soldiers training explosions guns but a big section in the middle of this 3 minute video focuses in on how the army would
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deal with protests and riots. so just shouts out all consequences are at your own risk and then you see soldiers with riot shields marching down the street clearing a protest involved tanks or water cannons used as well so. china's army the military has not gotten involved in any of the protests but clearly they're showing that they are prepared to and at an event to mark the anniversary of the army the head of the hong kong garrison chang dao he said that the protests and the damage they've done to the prosperity of hong kong should not be tolerated taken all together this is a clear message from beijing by their garrison here that if they need to they could send in the military to deal with future protests. now the u.s. secretary of state has criticized china for what he called its coercive behavior in the south china sea like pompei i made the comments after meeting china's foreign
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minister in thailand. also meeting leaders from the regional group in bangkok it's the 1st stop in a week long trip that includes australia and micronesia has more now from bangkok. in bangkok many different types of meetings taking place throughout the day foreign ministers of those 10 aussie on member nations meeting with a 3rd country foreign minister we had bilateral meetings like between the united states and china but at the end of the day there really was no movement on any of the big issues being faced here in east asia and southeast asia what were discussed though were the big east south china sea territorial disputes the tension on the korean peninsula the trade war between the united states and china but none of those issues were really moved forward they were just brought up a lot of pleasantries people saying they want to continue working together but no real concrete action but interestingly later in the day u.s. secretary of state mike pump aoe held a press conference and in that press conference a lot of these pleasantries but also some very strong words to china and its
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relationship with cambodia i want also to address something that came up in the u.s. ministerial meeting cambodia refuted reports that is allowing the chinese military installation to be built on its territory the united states welcomes cambodia's strong defense of its national sovereignty and we encourage other nations in the region to follow cambone easily and protecting it and the meetings will continue here on friday again a lot of bilateral meetings trilateral meetings but one meeting that is quite interesting it's actually a form of regional forum so all of these hundreds of diplomats who have gathered here in bangkok will meet under one roof. now facebook says it shut down a propaganda campaign linked to saudi arabia's government $350.00 accounts have been banned from the social media platform for boosting state propaganda and attacking the region's rivals it's the latest wave of takedowns which is also targeted russian iranian and hate groups this weekend on the carbon he's a senior fellow at the atlantic council's digital forensic research lab he joins us
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via skype from washington d.c. and the carbon your organization i understand has worked with facebook to analyze the saudi campaign briefly talk us through what you found and how long this has been going on. well it turns out there are actually 2 campaigns that came down today one of them as you said was the saudi network connected with the saudi government another set of facebook pages that came down today were connected to a p.r. firm based in the u.a.e. and both of them were using facebook pages and authentically in other words pretending to be someone or something they weren't in order to show share messages that supported their government's policies in the region while criticizing local rival governments and so in the case of saudi we saw a number of pages that supported the crown prince that were fan pages for the military as well as pages that were set up essential to share what they said would be news but were actually very clearly propaganda yeah and it's worth pointing out
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danny that countries in the middle east have increasingly turned to social media platforms like facebook twitter you tube to peddle their covert political influence online i mean riyadh was accused of using the same tactics to attack its reason to rival accounts and also to spread disinformation following the murder of the saudi journalist. oh very much so this this isn't a unique situation many governments on their own are creating these coordinated and authentic networks online in order to spread their messages and and attack their rivals or in some cases as we're seeing here with the u.a.e. pages that came down a p.r. company was paid to post messaging. supported the. policies and so it's certainly not new but it's becoming much more prevalent and like you said it's not just facebook we recently observed similar patterns happening on twitter
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with around $100.00 twitter accounts were in coronated fashion to support the u.a.e. has interests in the region let me ask you how unprecedented is this for facebook to actually name a state at these kinds of disinflation campaigns. i wouldn't say what's going on right now is unprecedented in fact if anything it's happening more often in recent months we've seen facebook take down pages that have been associated with supporting interests in russia pages that were coming out of thailand out of one door us there was also a recent large number of pages in fact that were connected to a political campaign company in israel called archimedes' group in which they were posting information in support of different politicians and different causes all over the world but they were all in each case they were all pretending to be someone they actually warns and so whether it's a. a government actor that's organizing the is an authentic authentic campaigns or
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in some cases their commercial interest being paid by someone else to do it it's it feels like it's becoming a weekly occurrence and that's because it pretty much as at this point just just a final thought from the are we likely then to see more social media platforms take this kind of action to take down accounts as more governments more political groups increase their misinformation campaigns online. i think all the major social platforms have to consider how they balance out freedom of expression the the right to assemble online and while at the same time balancing it with what they might consider to be propaganda or fake information dissin from asian and i think the general trend that we're observing as people and steve still have the right to express their opinions however they want but when they start pretending to be someone they aren't that's when the platform seemed to be taking action. to get
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your thoughts thank you very much indeed for talking to al-jazeera. thank you know right now president hassan rouhani has called the u.s. decision to impose sanctions on the foreign minister childish especially since tehran recently proposed unconditional talks the u.s. is accusing the foreign minister quoting what it calls the reckless agenda iran supreme leader has the latest now from tehran iran's president taking center stage at an event in azerbaijan province but his speech was yet again dominated by foreign politics attacking the united states' decision to impose sanctions on iran's top diplomat foreign minister mohammad javad zarif on us this shows that they got frustrated and now if they say we want to negotiate well the path for that is with the porn ministry and the foreign ministers the head of that ministry that they were afraid of the ministers interviews this shows that the white house is shaken and it is afraid of the logic of an intelligent deployment. zarif is the latest victim of the u.s.
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maximum pressure campaign on iran it's freezing his assets in the us and these approvals to visit united nations headquarters in new york will no longer be guaranteed. in a tweet he said the u.s. reason for designating me is that i am iran's primary spokesperson around the world it has no effect on me or my family as i have no property or interests outside of iran thank you for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda the western educated diplomat is one of the architects of the 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. but now he's fighting to keep the deal alive following the united states withdrawal from it last year ago u.s. national security adviser john bolton says the foreign minister is no honest broker we consider job and zarif the foreign minister an illegitimate spokesman for ron r and iran itself is a government you consider illegitimate do not well exactly it is
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a state sponsor of terrorism it is the world's central banker of terrorism biggest finance or biggest arm or the sentients come at a time of heightened tensions between tehran and washington be it in the waterways of the gulf or in proxy conflicts in the middle east the united states says it doesn't recognize the reefs authority in leading the goetia. many here see that as ironic given zarif is known to be very close to iran's supreme leader ayatollah ali khamenei and if anyone has the authority to engage with the west it would be him but washington says it also doesn't want to engage with anyone from iran's government the foreign minister is now the latest on a long list of arabian officials under u.s. sanctions and with each new designation any real hope of resolving the conflict between tehran and washington gets bleaker there are such a pari al-jazeera to her on our side has the latest now from the iranian capital.
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well the question is if the us are not willing to recognize or talk with the foreign minister javad zarif or talk to anybody linked with those that currently run this country then who are they going to negotiate with because they're running out of people to talk to the revolutionary guard has come out and condemned these sanctions and they've praised the reef and he's efforts in what they say in tackling media propaganda and i take to twitter this morning and he tweeted that we know that calling for dialogue and peace is a existential threat to the teaching of the beating he's referring to is the donald trump advisor john bolton is ready for prime minister benjamin netanyahu and the crown prince mohammed bin month he went on to say that he sanctions have been imposed on him because of these words and people don't need a license to read these articles or listen to his interviews now he says that these sanctions are not going to affect him because he has no assets outside of iran that the u.s. has said that these sanctions are imposed on him because he is
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a representative he is the face of the supreme. many now he is close to the harmony in fact the supreme leader has praised his diplomatic efforts but he was specifically chosen for this role by president rouhani because of his experience in diplomacy now this comes a month after donald trump signed an executive order to impose sanctions on the supreme leader and this is part of washington's maximum pressure campaign since they left the nuclear 2015 nuclear deal last year now people here are surprised at this move because essentially the u.s. is not recognizing and does not want to talk to the chief negotiator of iran time for a short break here and al-jazeera when we come back the 1st african slaves stepped on american soil 400 years ago a campaign is now underway in ghana to bring their descendants back. and a sport we'll hear about the future plans of this veteran the n.f.l. superstar as he gets ready for his 20th season more on that stay with us.
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hell of a small island off the coast of cuba it was yesterday registered 52 degrees celsius now that is hot even for this part of the world but this has been not as part of the world southwest around kuwait and this eastern side of iraq for the whole summer still 41 in the forecast that around this whole area though high is hot the edge of the monsoon cloud rays edging from pakistan into afghanistan a few showers obvious are north of that baby news far north as tashkent are ratty but west of it nothing just wind direction to guard the temperatures barry says 30 baghdad $45.00 to $47.00 now there would have been a strong. cutoff by this great incursion of tide from the south which has produced almost continuous cloud and drizzle insular for the last 2448 hours or so it's
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going green probably now and if you shall see my tweet spot for the high ground in the south which is saudi or in yemen but the $45.00 in doha is now drive $45.00 once again for friday and probably for saturday with the breeze now coming out of the dry north the cloud there is still extensive and the green dots you see every now and again these occasional showers inland temperatures on surprise me still in the low to middle forty's in northern among the clouds receipts. where there is water there is life but finding it on australia's arid desert is a skill few still possess they took us to a small wet spot in the snow in the desert and this was this is a very important place that i've been telling us about for the last 5 days who came in. from the north is against all odds an aging population is posse on
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its knowledge the rainmakers of the outback on a. it's my privilege to name al-jazeera english the broadcaster of the year the cartels are fighting each other and we've been told that we can still hear this is the largest demonstration that's been held by refugees since over 700000 here some of the nicest losers on the planet earth here or they think that they could be put to him. here again to the show. recipients of the new crystals broadcast of the year lord of the city a. welcome
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back a quick amount of the top stories here on al-jazeera 2 attacks on security forces in southern yemen have killed dozens of people a police station was attacked in the port city of aden the fighters target the military used by iran to train forces who he's also say there fired a missile at a military target in the saudi arabian city of them out. 4 people have been killed in sudan during what organizers have labeled a nationwide 1000000 man march the protesters are demanding justice for the killing of at least 6 protesters on monday. on the u.n. says it will investigate syrian government and russian air strikes on 14 sites in the province including hospitals. don't have the tears announced think up to 2 thirds of the security council petitioned for it. now the front runner in the race to be the democratic party's nominee to challenge president trump has had
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a tough night former vice president joe biden face attacks from 9 other presidential hopefuls during a 2nd night of debates john hendren the ports now from detroit. the front runner spot was joe biden's to lose any plan to win or go down fighting in debate one comolli harris attacked biden got a boost in the polls. on the way into a debate to be asked her to go easy minutes later on question one he has sailed her plan for publicly funded health care the senators had several plans for you can't be president trying with double talk on this plan we are now paying 3 bill a trillion dollars a year for health care in america over the next 10 years it's probably going to be 6 trillion dollars we must then inside detroit's fox theater came an avalanche of counterattacks on immigration it looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn't on criminal justice because you stood up and use that
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tough on crime phony rhetoric we got a lot of people liked it but destroyed communities like mine and on climate change washington state governor jay inslee called biden's plan in adequate his disagreement with his response with me it did kind of set me off a little bit when he said. there's no work in the south this is our last chance in the next presidency we had to move our house on fire we're going to put it out. as well it had a target on his back it was hit again and again by his critics on a day each time he struck back over the next few days the polls will determine whether those repeated attacks left a lasting mark to win against president democrats will have to win in states like michigan which trump won in 2016 detroiter mario moral hazard vice come here often work hard to make sure they connect with the voters make sure there is some type of connection with issues talk about. education just black issues
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black folks like everybody else want to talk about those issues that are going to be successful in the future student loan. in his closing remarks biden bungled his own fund raising phone number he meant to say tax joe to 30330 instead he said go to joe 303300 help me in this fight the repeated attacks that apparently rattled the leading candidate john hendren al-jazeera detroit. a white house correspondent kimberly i'll get joins us live now from washington d.c. kimberly said joe biden they're facing attacks from all sides last night but i mean was there a clear winner of the debate. many people feel that donald trump was the clear winner because what we saw was essentially the democrats eating their own pointing the finger at some point you can the flaws out amongst one another instead of the target which is donald trump the man that they hope to ultimately were place in the
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white house in terms of the democratic party so many people feel that at this early stage donald trump did very well in that but joe biden is the front runner and as john 107 his report there certainly he didn't have a target on his back he had to answer questions with regard to health care with his criminal justice reform in fact he's been speaking in the last couple of hours saying that he expected a lot of those criticisms and overall his campaign feels that he's done ok it wasn't spectacular but it certainly wasn't a flop either so plenty of room to build but one of the challenges that he's going to have to face as the front runner is the fact that he really showed that generational gap that exists he had some trouble with understanding technology is he put out that phone number there even said at the start of the debate to come a harris one of his main rivals go easy on me kid so certainly there are some challenges within the democratic party that they're going to have to overcome the
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biggest one that many people sort of took away from those debates was the fact that again they were criticizing one another and not really putting forward any sort of aspirational message to counter the whole keep america great again that is the message that donald trump seems to be putting forward as he runs for reelection yeah and president trump's attending one of his big rallies in cincinnati tonight kimberly how is even responding to the debates than. well we're watching very carefully the u.s. president is about to leave the white house in about an hour's time we expect that he will have something to say about the debates but he's already been on twitter really giving his feedback obviously he was watching it he says the people on the stage would not keep in his words america great and soon it will be time for american voters really more than a year away but it will be time for american voters to make a choice do they want to in his words build upon prosperity and success or let it go so you can already see donald trump framing what he believes will be his sort of campaign platform building of what he sees as
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a record of success in what altimetry will be for years but donald trump also as we look ahead to this rally in cincinnati is going to have to do another thing too and that is maybe perhaps tone down the message of some of his supporters who got a lot of pushback even allegations of racism when many of his crowd were saying send her back about a congresswoman omar democratic congresswoman who is foreign born donald trump didn't seem to do too much about it he said afterwards that he didn't like the crowd saying that the question will be this time as we watch very carefully will the supporters say that again and what will donald trump do about it kimberly thank you. now the u.s. negotiate with a peace in afghanistan has visited pakistan at the latest round of talks in qatar on friday it comes as both american and taliban leaders move towards an agreement to end the conflict come ohio has more now from islamabad. taken almost a year of in diplomatic effort as the u.s.
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special envoy had been shuttling between beijing and. new delhi and. border into nor dead for the 4th time there was room for optimism. taleban and the united states upbeat about the prospects of reaching a final. and 18 year old war and i wonder if done recently the prime minister who did washington by the u.s. president was stored by the united states that the united states would be appreciative of pakistan's role in trying to sort of an agreement by philip dating that dog with the afghan taliban very important or nor did it. which i had given up on representation in their country and therefore they're acting and they're filling an order to find. their decade or wall the israeli army has killed a palestinian man who it says crossed the gaza fence and opened fire on 3 soldiers
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were injured in the attack an army spokesperson says the man is a member of the military wing of hamas and israeli tank targeted a hamas military post in gaza in response there are no reports of injuries. mozambique's president has struck a peace deal with the head of a former rebel movement ending years of hostilities phillipe in using sign the agreement with assume from the mahdi will ease their nama opposition party its wing is disbanding as part of the deal rebels fought a 16 year war with a government that ended 992 and killed a 1000000 people. china is preventing many bit citizens some travelling to taiwan the decision to stop issuing travel permits will affect people from 47 mainland cities china views taiwan as a breakaway province and tensions between beijing and taipei have been rising in recent months way has more now from shanghai. in the 1st half of this year more than $600000.00 people from china visited taiwan so this decision will certainly
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have an economic impact and that seems to be the motivation behind it to apply pressure on the government in taiwan led by president sighing when who very much opposes the one china principle we have the election 2 coming up in january next year and there's no doubt that the government in china would prefer to see a more pro beijing person in office in taipei the decision also comes after some fairly provocative events recently we had the latest arms sale announced by the united states to taiwan worth more than $2000000000.00 that certainly angered beijing there was a visit also by president sighing when to some caribbean nation some of the few countries that still have diplomatic relations with taiwan on her way there and back she stopped off in the united states words which also angered the government in china and the government in taiwan is also offered to provide sanctuary to protesters in hong kong who have been rallying against their own government and
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also increasing influence from beijing. the united states is playing down north korea's latest missile tests state media in pyongyang says kim jong moon watched wednesday's launch of 2 short range missiles the u.s. national security adviser says that it violates a pledge to stop testing the long range weapons bride has more from seoul. the weapons system north korea says it tested is very different to the 2 short range ballistic missiles 1st described by south korean officials on wednesday in an official statement from its state run news agency north korea says that it was in fact a multiple guided rocket launcher system a test that was overseen by north korean leader kim jong un he was said to be pleased with the test a system which it said would cause inescapable distress to whoever was on the receiving end the fact that it doesn't seem to be
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a ballistic missile makes it less of a provocation but it also seems to indicate that if a rocket could be mistaken for a missile then it does show a significant advance in north korea's rocket technology and still this is a system that would put much of south korea within range the timing of this test is still significant it comes just ahead of planned exercises between south korean and u.s. forces in its statements north korea made no specific reference to south korea but in another editorial wednesday it has criticized the south for so-called double dealing in being involved in these exercises meanwhile the u.s. national security advisor john bolton has been speaking on u.s. television playing down this test saying it doesn't break with kim jong un's promise that he made to donald trump not to test long range intercontinental ballistic missiles but as far as the working level talks are concerned that are
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meant to get under way between north korean and u.s. officials that they agreed on in their meeting on the d.m.z. a month ago he had no news on that saying it was up to north korea to respond that basically it was for them to make the next move. russia's president has ordered the military to help fight wildfires in siberia nearly 30000 square kilometers have been affected and a state of emergency has been declared in 5 regions some of the fires are common in russia the temperatures in siberia are now about 10 degrees celsius above average and the fires have spread further than usual. now the murder rate in mexico is at the highest level ever recorded in its.

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