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the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. al-jazeera. you know i maryanne demasi and london a very well welcome to the news out coming up in the next 60 minutes israel's election too close to call with exit polls putting benjamin netanyahu and benny gantz his blessings neck and neck. oil prices fall after saudi arabia says production will return to normal by the end of september despite saturday's attack . bomb a strike at an election rally by the afghan president and in the heart of kabul killing at least 46 people. and how indonesia and malaysia using artificial
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writing to try to clear the toxic haze of blanketing large parts of southeast asia . good sport or read some secured their place in the star before 2 of the are you in charge league they drop a nice team knock your chart and share her ex. with very big victory when the tour group for the 2nd time are even 3. right so early exit polls from israel's 2nd general election this year prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the opposition to benny gantz uneconomic netanyahu had been hoping to secure a 5th off to failing to form a coalition following the 1st vote in april the channel 12 exit poll shows netanyahu has likud party with 33 seats and dances bill might alliance with c. for all the channels of showing them similarly neck and neck they need to form a coalition with
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a 61 seat majority to take power which channel 12 puts the israeli palestinian joint list led by ayman a day in 3rd place with 11 seats and the hardline of a. with 8 seats making him a potential kingmaker. well we have correspondents at the headquarters of both policy and white policy of benny gantz on the abdel who does that but we begin with harry for set. courses in tel aviv and as we've been saying is a great deal at stake for benjamin netanyahu in this election and the exit polls suggest that he has failed to secure an image r.c. . that's right we still haven't heard from the prime minister himself could officials here say that we won't see him here until east 1 o'clock in the morning israeli time so that's an hour from now last time in april he can't just waiting until after 2 o'clock in the morning he waited for the numbers to
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start to swing more in his favor from those early exit polls and then came and declared victory now what happens next depends to a large extent on the actions of 2 men the president riven rivlin up to whom it will be to decide who gets the 1st chance to form a coalition and also i believe in the man who brought down the coalition talks last time he's tweeted in the last few minutes saying that the only option is a form of national unity government involving both pentagon says blue and white and who's the good party as well as his own israel baity new party now i'm joined here by the hock up she's a sunni contributing editor at the jerusalem post so we're only now as anyone wanted to know one last year but we really don't know who the winner of the loser is. in 2 out of the 3 pulls the right wing bloc is larger than the left wing bloc which would make it seem like that is how is a better chance of being the 1st 1st hand to be tasked to forming a coalition but really people are talking about every day lieberman as the king
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maker and that's true but there are really 2 can't makers at the other one is out of the joint last which is the game israeli arab bloc in class that. they historically and in most after most elections don't recommend any candidate for prime minister but in this case they said that there. considering the recommended benny gantz because they want to get rid of that one yeah if they recommend any gods and lieberman also recommends benny gantz that he as hell be the pretty clear candidate he'll be the clear prime minister a less coalition talks go very wrong for him so people are talking a lot about lieberman but we need to keep an eye on the joint list as well what about president rivlin i mean how much latitude does he have whatever the numbers of recommendations to to make his own choices he really has a lot of space to make his own decisions of the law really only says that he has to to hear the advice of the different parties in the knesset and it doesn't say what he has to do traditionally the president has always appointed the person with the
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most recommendations by kassam members and to be the prime minister to be the person who tries to form the coalition and in the last election he promised that he would stick to that tradition but he is absolutely not required to do sell and help probably do whatever he thinks will stop this country from going to a 3rd election that he's made that very clear that he wants to avoid that at all costs you mentioned the joint list the process is really these really are of the indications are that it's higher than it was last time the campaign for netanyahu was extraordinary in the way that it normalized really treating this pretty large section of the israeli population as essentially illegitimate i mean what do you make of of the way that he was he was using that issue and is it now is made for and a very sort of statement of us versus that in his campaign that that being you know i 1st it was the the politicians some of the leading figures in the joint lest i mean other than i meant to be but in. the rhetoric move to israeli arabs in
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general i mean he was really criticized by a lot of the other parties in the class at a he thought it would fire up his base we haven't seen the full results the full sort of turnout in different parent parts of the country. but i'm not really sure that if fired up his base that much this time in fact you could have fired at the republicans and so yeah i really think israeli arabs had higher turnout this time and in the last election and there are a few reasons for it and for example in the last election they ran as 2 separate blocks which was not motivating for voters and now they ran as one lot which have consistently shown that the israeli air fare for and so they have a lot more seats now. that they did you know for these months of the last half understood thank you very much for joining us we'll wait to you both for americans and from the prime minister himself we're expecting to hear it sometime in the
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early hours of this morning banks who are in force at their. quarters and want to joins us now from any gans's bill white party headquarters in tel aviv and as we were saying exit polls indicating that neither ganz or netanyahu have won a majority how might benny gantz be looking to position himself in terms of policy alliances. well i'm sure that at this moment there's a lot of sort of back door phone calls and negotiations going on we haven't heard from benny gantz or because of the blue and white party. he doesn't have i mean he is neck and the within the queue with the likud party he needs also to form a coalition now we we get an indication from. head of the joint liz the palestinian israeli. list. that they would recommend to
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president rivlin to to back door to ask benny gantz to form a government and as we heard and we have been saying over and over again in. the position of. or leave him and will be very important we do know that he has the backing of the leftist party we heard from. one of the party leaders saying that he would recommend. to the president to ask 1st benny gantz to give it a go to try to form that government but i'm sure there's a lot of negotiations that will be going on because this is the peculiarity of israeli elections you have these big parties they get a lot of seize big blocks in the knesset but then they have to rely on to smaller parties to be able to go past the threshold of 61 seats and actually become the
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ruling power in the countries or certainly a lot of negotiations going on but maybe there is a feeling behind closed doors that this time they might get a better chance of that. right now what is the president's role in all of this because he has spoken out and he said that he hopes that any coalition government will reflect the will of the people and will avoid another election what might do in terms of awarding a mandate to someone to form a coalition. and i think we need to backtrack a bit here and look also at the relations between the president of israel and be germany one that has been described many times as as frosty at best even president ridley was asked a few months ago hour how he felt when benjamin. after failing to
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form a coalition government did not return. to the president to ask someone else to pull their government rather chose to dissolve the knesset well the president that time said he was surprised many of the commentators who. in israel saying that actually his facial expression was one of a man who was actually quite angry that benny gantz has been saying all along this campaign has been pressing on the president. rather to someone who will not try to once again go through the same pattern of the parliament and bringing israelis back for a 3rd election so basically pointing the finger. put on the spot benjamin. asked him to sort of say publicly that he won't do that again benjamin netanyahu
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has refrained from that so you have that sort of a back drop of a relationship that is frosty you might have very much a president that he will that will decide well this time i will ignore benjamin netanyahu i will ask someone else. to give it a go that is something that is in his constitutional rights thank you very much with. any. course as well as we were mentioning earlier israel's former defense chief i think joe lieberman is a possible kingmaker in this election well in the last half hour he's called for a national unity government but he shouldn't. last. results official results but also in an official manner he could already. on this coming friday invite. and what better
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than a friday afternoon also the prime minister binyamin netanyahu and the leader of. 2. and joining me now is there a senior political analyst maran bashara at won't so i think joe lieberman is a part of the reason this election ended up being called and he claims to have the solution for this and it is very israeli specific i mean this lieberman issue from april and didn't today and the paralysis within the israeli political system have very little to do with the bigger picture is the security concerns the the national priorities and let alone of course the whole issue of the occupation is the palestinians next door and peace with the arab world this has to do with a very limited issue of secular versus religious and what i think the liberal mind
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does not want is another coalition government with the religious parties because the religious secular split in israel has been with us for a long time but it has grown over the years as the religious parties have green gained strength and now basically lieberman and his party you started bit to know are putting their foot down and saying no more appeasing the religious fanatics it's more like let's appease the secular fanatics if you will and that's why he's calling for a national unity government that includes the blue and white party and liquid party now what does this really mean i think he's not wrong he's not wrong that this will . set israel with a much wider stronger and more representative government for the jews in israel that will be able to project more influence in the palestinian territories occupied purse interest and views of the israel's enemies and the missus alike and
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benjamin netanyahu and we saw him in these final days and weeks really for ferocious election campaign now what does this mean for his position is this the beginning of the end of that great political survival for office is actually. good word to use always going to use other words but certainly he pulled every word every trick of the book and throw it at their selections including lies and deceptions and and so on so forth but it also included as an incumbent. prime minister in the end of the day he also used his power in order to not only meet with trump and putin and more view of india whenever he wanted but also to bomb iraq and syria and lebanon and palestine all sparked of his campaign to to the israelis that he is the want to be trusted and yet this has been to a large degree or a foreign them over nothing now and clearly he did not come out as well as he did
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the last elections or certainly not the elections before this might be for nothing you know what 199920 years ago was when it would be iraq beats him in that in those elections 20 years ago this could be a repeat of 100-9009 when yet another general except this time it's not it would barak it's benny gantz that might end up being the next prime minister and by these exit polls are suggesting that really the difference between them is raise offend if there is in fact one saying that the neck and neck so given the challenges netanyahu is facing and the corruption allegations against him why hasn't benny gantz done better. well because of some of the think i've just mentioned that 1st of all the religious and. the fanatics and source over all behind that the now prime minister trump has really invested hugely in prime minister netanyahu and the risk they gave him all sorts of. gifts if you will including suggesting
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a defense pact with israel and so on so forth so guns did what guns good could do as what so called center or center left in fact he isn't the right but be that as it may so he did what he did and certainly did but i doubt that i sat around but the camp that he could bring down together is still less than what mr clinton l.t.m. bring so if prime minister and then we can bring in all $57.00 seats together which is less than $61.00 needed guns can bring only $54.00 including the palestinians in israel who do not want to join him so all in all of the going to have to come together in a national unity government for the jews will fall shall find its will sort out but but i mr canal cannot be the leader of this new government because blue and white will not accept him as a core a prime minister to be a 5th their prime minister thank you very much more on. well you all with the news
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live from london also ahead for you 2 political outsiders shock the tunisian establishment making it into the 2nd round of the country's presidential election we're also following developments in hong kong the city's leader admits that all international payoff firms they try to hire to improve the city's image said no and in sport we hear from roger federer who says he's still hopeful of winning the one major title that so far eluded him. crude oil prices have dropped by more than 5 percent after saudi arabia announced it's restored 50 percent of the production it was caught following saturday's drone attacks a saudi energy minister says output will be fully restored by the end of the month to see rebels who are fighting a saudi led coalition claimed the attack on the around coal oil plants but the us has blamed iran for the drought and strikes which crippled more than half the
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kingdom's oil production iran denies any role u.s. secretary of state will hold talks about the attack with the saudi crown prince on wednesday. to. be. over the last 2 days damages have been contained more than a halt production by the terrorist attack has been restored therefore the company will fulfill all its commitments to its clients during this month using its oil of the killings production capacity should be restored to $11000000.00 barrels per day by day into september of 12 1000000 barrels by the end of november. afghanistan has been rocked by 2 deadly bombings 11 days before the country's presidential election the taliban says it was behind the attacks which killed at least 46 people one blast targeted an election rally by president bush who was not hurt another went through a high security area in the halls of the capital by reports from kabul. with
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a week and a half to go before the presidential election which the taliban has threatened to disrupt the group quickly claimed responsibility for both attacks. the 1st happened at a reelection campaign rally for president ashraf ghani in part of an province the taliban says its suicide bomber was targeting special forces soldiers but as with previous attacks most of those killed and injured were civilians young a sudden only a man on the motorbike arrived in a huge explosion happened a lot of people heard a martini and looted the attack will be a major concern for all the presidential candidates as they campaign across afghanistan in the coming days even more worrying for the off here in kabul was the 2nd attack happening in what should be one of the most secure areas of the capital the taliban bomber managed to evade tight security surrounding the diplomatic area
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of the capital detonating explosives at an office of the ministry of defense then. i heard an explosion and then dust started rising from the site of that attack and there was gunfire i scaped body parts were spread everywhere it was confirmed the gunfire was actually warning shots from security forces trying to clear the area because they feared a secondary attack. as the countdown to election day continues the y. defeat here for the afghan government is keeping the security situation stable enough to allow voting to begin rob mcbride al jazeera kabul. well earlier i spoke to former afghan ambassador ally salah and he was also a senior advisor to the chief executive of afghanistan asking about impact. attacks will have on the afghan people. it's a huge problem obviously it's
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a problem for the afghan people those who are targeted being targeted by attacks but also a problem for the government and the president who has been adamant that he wants to hold elections knowing that the security situation is nothing very favorable not only that but also the electoral system is under scrutiny yesterday his government partner dr abdullah accused him of abusing the system in his favor and there are a lot of one evidence italy trying to that in a literal sense what evidence to provide when he made that allegation we were you have to listen to what he had to say and so he is evidence was based on being in government and knowing that the president or any other candidate who goes outside of the law and uses government property for example or government venue's or government time to promote an election or to campaign so there are electoral laws
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in afghanistan very strict about campaigning and using government assets and so when government assets are being used that that is illegal in the pompous of a diplomatic process some sort of peace deal with the taliban is that when trying to improve the security situation in the country now is that diplomacy completely dead or can it be revived. i don't think it's completely dead i think that some point is going to be revived there's no other choice i mean the choice is obviously forever war or continuous warfare in afghanistan and i don't think that there are many stakeholders whether inside afghanistan or in the region or beyond who would like to see. war that continues beyond what it has already the damage it has brought to afghanistan and to the afghan people i think that what you're going to see is at some point in attempts by both united states and others to revive this
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peace process now whether it's going to happen before afghan elections or after elections and the what circumstances and not very clear at this point we have to see what happens with the political process underway but eventually i think that this solution would be found once all afghans taliban as well as non taliban including some government people will sit around the table and talk about what are your concerns about the aftermath of any such peace deal because if the taliban are able to target afghan security forces in this way before any such deal has been made what will they do when the americans depart. well i don't think that the part of america of americans will be done without taking into account the security of the country stability in the country if it is done that it will be very irresponsible the most responsible way of doing so obviously is to make sure that there is a peace process political talks and that there is no
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a war or some kind of a ceasefire or that there is some kind of suspicion of hostilities well too political outsiders are advancing into the 2nd round of the presidential election in tunisia and this has sent some rebels through the political establishment stephanie decker has more on this story now from tennis. after almost 2 days of counting votes it's finally official there will be a presidential runoff almost in predictable. the way it went and very strong candidates for the establishment. completely vanished with these elections the man with the most votes guy saeed profession or of constitutional law and with no political party completely unknown before the 2011 revolution introduced into householders appeared on national television to siphon the constitution in classical arabic earning him the nickname robocop his challenger
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now bill carter we immediate tycoon in philanthropist who's in prison facing charges of money laundering in tax evasion he's been far more involved in the political elites here recently splitting from the may need to his party and running on his own ticket other potential charges will affect his future remains unclear 45 percent of registered voters came out on sunday to cast their ballot the message a clear rejection of the political parties that dominated politics here since the 2011 revolution society. yes i like him let's have a new experience let him work people who came before him are not better and have it shipped anything i don't know much about. but it seems older people voted for him because he hopes the board. most tunisians we speak to say they either voted or will vote for kai saeed it was that jimmy he is a university professor he specializes in constitutional law he understands what the powers and limits of every authority but in terms of administration he doesn't have
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experience political watchers say even though saeed was popular in the polls it's surprising how he managed to reach so many people we see him today becoming the frontrunner with no political party with no big electoral campaign with very little means it seems some say they didn't vote because the 24 candidates were too many to choose from and now that there are 2 clear options they will they want this is the time for political change in order for chin is here to look after it's used to keep them away from illegal migration and other wrongdoings they say that good things take time and here we are waiting. there are also legislative elections jus here next month need tire political landscape could be about to change within the next few weeks illusions will have a new president new prime minister and a new parliament people here have overwhelmingly voted for change and the question now is whether tunisia's new leaders will deliver stephanie decker al-jazeera tunis
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and you at the news hour live from london there is still more ahead person's highest court begins hearings to decide whether boris johnson broke the law when he shot down upon them for 5 weeks the u.s. government sues former cia wessell by edward snowden just as his new book is on sale and. the. and we'll hear from those around the world seeing the high notes of wild caught. hello get a welcome back to the national weather forecast here across europe could be seen as a big changes in terms of winds temperatures as well here mostly started here across parts of northern europe then over parts of north eastern europe we do have a frontal boundary that's bringing a lot of cold air across much of this area where the winds it's going to feel
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a little bit colder than these temperatures berlin at 14 it's going to feel more like 11 degrees with that wind chill over here towards warsaw at 14 in kiev at 12 now as we go from wednesday and into thursday we do see a lot of that air starting to push towards the east and the northeast and that's going to bring down those temperatures as well we'll be seeing nice conditions down towards the south but it is going to be rainy for rome with attempt a few of 28 and we are going to sing temptress on the rebound over towards paris and london on thursday we do expect to see nice conditions were 21 degrees there well as we go towards another course africa things are a lot better than they were previously we did see some storms pushing across the northern tier here after. algeria as well as into tunisia attempt was tunis is expected to be about 32 degrees here on wednesday by the time we go towards thursday we are going to say mostly clear conditions across much of the area over towards morocco though we could see a few clouds pushing in with the right at $22.00 for algiers at $27.00 and for 2 nights and i stay at $31.00.
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the canal grounds of togo. defenseless against the winds have been on different international marketplace. and political activist on a mission to establish a co-operative to make can sound check on that. power. a taste of independents on al-jazeera. world leaders from un member states of preparing to take their seats for this year's general assembly. and president trump will attend can grow in tensions between the u.s. and iran be used will multilateral efforts provide solutions to a global refugee crisis escalating laws and climate change before it's too late
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join us for extensive coverage of the un general assembly on al-jazeera. welcome back just a quick look at the stories making headlines now exit polls in israel's election show benjamin netanyahu could party slightly behind the centrist blue and white now former defense minister avigdor lieberman has been speaking saying the country's only option is a unity government between himself and the 2 biggest parties crude oil prices have dropped by more than 5 percent off saudi arabia and else it's restored 50 percent of the production that was caught following saturday's drone attacks. and at least
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46 people have been killed in 2 separate bombings in afghanistan 11 days before presidential election one targeted a rally by president musharraf's gone and the taliban says it carried out the attacks. the u.k. has highest court has begun hearings to decide whether prime minister boris johnson broke the law when he shut down parliament for 5 weeks government lawyers say he wasn't heikal to suspend parliament even for political reasons but those arguing against the suspension of call that the biggest abuse of power by a prime minister for 50 years john holl reports now from central london. the barricades the shift temporarily. breaks you back to lose or draw it at the supreme court we have the force to appeal. one from school. they both say it's you. whether it was lawful for the prime minister to advise her
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majesty to authorize the provocation the parliament order in council at issue whether the court should stay out of politics as the english high court had ruled or a scottish judges decided last week whether the courts should step in when the powers of government are used for purposes other than those for which they were intended our case is that when the prime minister exercise. he's admittedly removed discretionary power to advise her majesty on publication it is an improper purpose for him to be motivated by and wish to avoid armament you control over the policies of his government and we know. that the parliament may be proved for a variety of reasons pleasant for all as much as formal.
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and sasan the. greek parliament is not in any sense innocent and to the preparation of a new queen's speech the supreme court's decision when it comes could have far reaching consequences for an unwritten constitution in this country that relies heavily on legal precedent for a government that may yet decide it wants to prorogue parliament again and for parliament itself there are many many m.p.'s very keen to get back to work as the clock ticks down towards briggs's day on october the 31st and if the supreme court were to confirm the scottish judges finding that boris johnson lied to the queen over his reasons for suspending parliament they'd be heavy pressure on the prime minister to resign fundamentally this case is really quite simple it's about this proposition the government admits that parliament doesn't get control whether it's
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suspend it. and government says courts can't control it either and that is just writing proposition an absolutely striking proposition and the supreme court's going to have found difficulty accepting it hey you're a star democracy so that slaughter popular view among sections of the crowd outside the court 6 said that drags the tensions on display are ugly combative divisive street trial no decision look a supreme court is going to change that now to go to hell al jazeera london the country. in while the leader of the liberal democrat says have passed and faces the fine so that's life to stop the country who. turns albright said entirely have chosen as prime minister she was speaking at a party as annual conference in bournemouth somewhere or a challenge reports. it's hard to remember a liberal democrat conference this buoyant this confidence this purpose tens of
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thousands of new members 7 new m.p.'s who have defected from rival parties and the new young leader on a mission. we must stop breaks it. and leave our crystal clear a liberal democrat majority government will revoke article 50 on day one good thing because there is no proof that that will be good for our country. isn't it anti democratic to cancel a referendum result and cancelled. some say so even a few liberal democrats i cannot vote for you now so i voted to leave. but brecht's it has put the u.k. in uncharted political waters norms are being discarded left right and center by parties here and choice wins and has decided that absolute clarity is a vote when there is no limit to my ambition for our party and our country
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and today i am standing here as your candidate for prime minister sharon written is headed for an election before the end of the year so m.p. sam jima who's just joined the party from the conservatives says you can call a policy anti democratic when it's about to be put to the people it's not extreme if the country votes for a liberal democratic government then that is their money 1st and that is not extreme at all in is no more extreme than what we potentially have today which is a minority conservative government trying to implement a new deal that nobody voted for and that's a view endorsed by members. was a democratic myself i think party politics. a mistake revoking article 50 should they get the mandate through general election absolutely because the mandate would be. the consequences of the lib dems last experience of power was
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near extinction when the country next voted but that was when they controversially shared government as a junior partner david cameron's conservatives can the liberal democrats win the election expected in november or december will probably not they are still 3rd in the polls behind the conservatives and labor but recent years have shown us that the polls are often fallible and i think it happened. winston has said she won't go into coalition with either boris johnson or labor leader jeremy called him she's in this to win glory challenge how to. well to spain in the acting prime minister pedro sanchez has called a snap election for november 10th it's off to the spanish king said no candidate has enough support to form a government such as a socialist party has been trying to form a government since april it will be the country's 4th election in as many years. it's a nice former prime minister material renzi a splitting from the center left democratic party in
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a move that could threaten the country's shaky ruling coalition ransey had a leading role in forming the new government alliance between the democratic party and its former rival the populist 5 song that meant the 2 came together just 2 weeks ago to stop an early election after the and him gration league party walks out of government runs he says he wants his party to do politics differently that's his new party but stress that it will continue to back the culmination in a new president says his country is doing everything it can to battle forest fires that have spread a toxic haze over southeast asia using aircraft all to fish away and even pressure the blazes are raging on the islands of borneo and sinatra sending a choking haze towards malaysia and singapore will than 3000 square kilometers of land have been lost and extra 5000 troops have been deployed to help the 9000 already based in the hot spots 263000000 liters of water have been dropped by helicopters aircraft are also being used to create artificial clouds indonesia says
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99 percent of the fires were set deliberately to clear land for plantations 185 people have been arrested resident joko widodo has toured one of the west hit areas where he visited a mosque praying for the fires to end. we shouldn't need a meeting like this every year it should be automatic before the joy season starts everything must be ready but this time we've been negligent again so the smoke has gotten bigger. lazier stepped up its own efforts to clear the haze that a blanketed the capital florence louis reports on that now from kuala lumpur. this is what kuala lumpur and many parts of malaysia now look like the heavy smog is caused by hundreds of fires burning through forest mainly in neighboring indonesia during the dry season land to set alight by farmers to clear it for new planting across malaysia schools are being shut on days the air pollution is considered very
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unhealthy. and has asthma and the frantic syndrome and has had to skip school for several days on one hit so much difficulty breathing that he had to go to the doctors 4 times. we're worried about his health but his body he keeps complaining about wanting to go back to school and be with us meant meeting his friends and all that. yeah i think if this situation you know cannot go we are going to be quite a cool way this transfer a stressful time for us as a family the malaysian meteorology department is conducting cloud seeding hoping to artificially create a raid in an effort to clear the small. salt crystals. loaded on to a flame to be dispersed into clouds scientists say the little water that's in the air will condense around these newly introduced particles well thicken the clouds
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and increase the chance of rain for that to work there has to be enough clout to produce rain and even if there is there may not be enough rainfall to reduce the haze. still forest fire and the winds continue to blow from day to discrete in the his but at least will be able to temporarily reduce the air pollution index in indonesia the government has sent in thousands of military and the police to help put out forest fires in sumatra and the province of kalimantan in borneo its environment ministry has also sealed off plantations operated by dozens of companies where some of the fires were allegedly started but until the monsoon season arrives next month the smoke is forecast to continue choking the region florence li al jazeera kuala lumpur.
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the government has asked several international p.r. firms to help restore the image after weeks of protests but refused police retaliated with tear gas and water cannon on sunday after protesters threw firebombs towards a government compound international credit rating has been downgraded from stable to negative kerry says the government will start talks with activists next week in an effort to end pro-democracy protests. we are holding the 1st session next week and this is an open dialogue platform we will invite people from all walks of life to come to express their views to us this is because of our conviction that communication is far better than confrontation and i can assure you that this is not a sort of good make type of function it is intended to be very on the organized on a very soft dana ball and perhaps
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a long term basis for my trunk campaign manager has lashed out at democrats during the 1st congressional hearings to explore possible impeachment of the president correa lewandowsky was a key figure in the special counsel's reports on russian election meddling well that report said trying it did not collude with russia but left the question of whether he obstructed justice and answered. your pastor has more. says corey lewandowsky may have witnessed president commit illegal act that's what democrats had hoped that trump's former campaign manager and current confidant would say under oath but instead they got this from the white house has directed not not disclose the substance of any discussions with the president his advisors to protect executive branch confidentiality according to the special counsel's report trump instructed lewandowsky to threaten attorney general jeff sessions with losing his job sessions agency was overseeing the russian vest
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a geisha and it would have ended the investigation of the president's conduct the evidence found by the special counsel all the elements of obstruction of justice resume doubts he was nervous about this image from his former boss as he should raise serious questions about criminal conduct lewandowsky did not carry out the president's instructions he repeatedly refused to answer the democrats' questions as to why 2 other trump aides have been ordered by the white house not to appear so what does a president do he calls you in to do what everyone else would do he called you in to do is dirty work in secret because he knew it was wrong well we will expose the truth i'm the president can't hide behind you in the white house strategy in response to the democrats' investigations has been to resist cooperation at every turn it's led to a slow grind toward possible impeachment and even democrats lack of coherence on whether to call this an impeachment inquiry or just routine oversight democrats
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like most politicians they try to have it both ways they want to be able to satisfy their base at the same time satisfy the moderate wing of the party so they want to be able to do both however at some point they are going to get to a place where they have to take a stand more than half of house democrats are on record saying they would support opening and impeachment and. kori of president trump but there are likely to do so until their leader house speaker nancy pelosi gives the green light she has not done so yet for fear of costing her moderate members their seats then there is the overarching understanding and reality that democrats are facing that because republicans retain the majority in the u.s. senate even impeaching trump now would not result in his removal from office heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington the u.s.
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has sued edward snowden the former cia whistleblower who leaked secret documents about surveillance by the government in 2013 snowden has just released a new book on the u.s. says it while a non-disclosure agreements the government says it will seek to take all proceeds by the book but speaking from an undisclosed location in russia via video link to an audience in berlin snowden denied he had done anything wrong people say violated my oath because it was not of secrecy. but there is no orth of secrecy it does not exist there is a secrecy agreement but this is a civil contract the government of non-disclosure agreement very romantically called standard form 3 well. talks between a worker's union and america's biggest carmaker continuing to end in order to end mass will count off the late night negotiations fail to produce an agreement on any 50000 general loaches workers a staying home now for
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a 2nd day calling has more. we're here in flint michigan it's a company town it's a union town and you can tell that by all of the horns honking as they passed this picket line sending the message that they support these g.m. workers that have gone on strike this is the 1st seconds day now into negotiations do continue we've been told by the union that they are talking that they talked late into the night at the same time they're sending the message that they're still very far apart saying that only about 2 percent of what they need to agree to has been actually agreed to so negotiations continue the picket lines continue all across the country these workers sending a message to general motors that they've have made the company has made a huge profit and it's time for them to share the wealth. still ahead. i'm jessica baldwin in london looking at some mind boggling sculptures. for the footballer who . perform in. training hole we'll have that story and much
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more. business updates. to get the.
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business updates. together. on american accounts. across the english channel 4 times without stopping the 7 year old. finish just. over 54 hours later the reaction of color 135 kilometers but was closer to 215 because of the times thomas was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2017 she dedicated her wind
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to fellow cancer survivors and said that her husband and other support has kept her going. so. inspirational and royals here now with the support thank you titleholders liverpool have made a losing start to their charge defense the 6th hardware's would be to 2 no napoli in italy the decisive moment came in the 82nd minute when napoli were the beneficiaries of a marginal penalty called rees merton story from the spot and then added sorry for nando a lot and to make sure of the way it's the 2nd straight season that napoli have secured a home win against liverpool in the group stage $32.00 are winners in so although he suffered a shock defeat at home to get slavia prague of the czech republic nigerian forward peter silencing the crowd at the start of 0 with a goal just after the hour mark probably looks set for just their 2nd never win in
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the champions league until new into coach antonio conti so nicolo barlow grabbed a late equaliser for a score 11. scored 6 in a big win over again can it again near miss he came off the bench for barcelona or a game against bruce a dortmund finish in a new nil draw but this after dortmund missed a penalty last season 74 lists are x.p. 3 no all chelsea lost one nil at home to valencia roderigo with valenciennes goal was barkley that missed a late penalty for chelsea. well eventis r y f let's let it all when's they in the champions league their striker gonzalo and produce well a lot over the top performance during training korean 1st kicked out of an assistant coach out and then an advertising hoarding was on the receiving end of his fury. in the 1st knockout round of the chargers' league last season english champions marriages the city are running out of central defenders ahead of their game with shakhtar donetsk starting to set for
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a month on the sidelines after picking up an injury during training a regular port is also facing a lengthy injury. last season's beaten farley's tottenham return to champions league action against. the spurs coach admits it's been difficult to move on from sagal defeat against liverpool. i was thinking a lot during the summer to finish. this in the final rose is so painful because you. can't put out the feeling the delusive final the last game on the season and you need. to start again to compete. you know to to repair away from your reds held their nerve to reach the last for the agent champions league the japanese team edging out shanghai s r p g on a y goals the 1st leg of their star in charge ahead finish in a $22.00 draw into kentucky put ahead in front of the higher ground showing how
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equalized after the break they couldn't get the crucial 2nd goal that they needed or why are aiming to win this title for the 2nd time in 3 years. of saudi arabia also through a goal from italian sparkle sebastian giving cold secure a 31 win over fellow saudi team if he had prevented the meteor qatar's al sad the 1st day coming on top of the 1st. about the gentleman behind me where he will of one of the 20 grand slam titles but there's still one major prize that alludes roger federer the swiss said he's desperate to win a limb big gold in the men's singles afore he retires the 38 year old says he hopes to achieve that goal in tokyo next year yeah i mean i'm very excited about the prospect to maybe play the olympic games but i'm not quite sure yet my planning goes until wimbledon next year which is a couple of weeks before the olympics so i guess i'm going to be deciding on the olympic games in next few weeks hopefully next month or so and look it's been such
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a special event for me over the years me and my wife in 2000 and sharing the things in beijing for us for this was a limpid delegation which was a huge dream for me come true organizers say 96 percent of tickets have been sold for the upcoming rugby world cup in japan 2 time defending champion the zealand by south africa in their opening. the home team play russia on friday 20 things that's taking part in the 6 week old. human more than half a 1000000 fans are coming to japan from many parts of the world and we're very encouraged by the fact that the heading here this event is going to be a trigger for many japanese people will be affected by the sport we can then gain more funding here in japan that more children can play rugby that's what we're hoping for that sort of courage rob howley due to an alleged breach of betting regulations he's been part of head coach warren gatland support team for law that a decade. we've heard about
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sides playing in perfect harmony this clearly also applies to the town and things thinking ability of the squad breaking out into an impromptu sing along is very learned in sapporo ahead of their 1st home worked with england or somebody. or that is always but without hall or to thank you raul now sculptor antony gormley has always used his medium to challenge the way people see the world from the british coastline to the rooftops of manhattan only sculptures are recognisable around the world now 45 years of his work is got in the display at the royal academy of arts right here in london jessica baldwin has more. look carefully in the ornate courtyard of london's royal academy and you'll see a tiny sculpture it's not about national identity or horowitz or idealized sexuality it's vulnerable in form indestructible in iron it's based on the oxes 6 day old daughter set placed directly on the courtyard in this very grand
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architectural setting and i think the contrast of face to image is really asks us to question our place and our relationship to the planet and the feature. inside the show gormley has further disrupted the 150 year old gallery a continuous a kilometer hollow tube of aluminum is energetic the wild orbits reflect interest in physics and subatomic paths. english clay and atlantic sea water to a depth of $23.00 centimeters it's a marriage of the most basic elements is it a destructive flood or a promoter to kill super spawning life an optical maze of steel mesh holds avoided its core the center is the average size of a modern bedroom. the outdoor works by gormley are better known and thrive on the ground scale only found in nature. the massive angel of the north stands 450
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kilometers north of london atop land where miners worked underground in the dark. total darkness in the royal academy visitors walk through the cave reflecting the artist's belief that with closed eyes we are better able to understand ourselves. in this world of constant distractions gormley these works bring a stillness and a silence it's art stripped down to bare life. the art feeds on observation it demands personal interpretation making people more aware aware of the space they take up in the world and where they stand in it jessica baldwin al-jazeera london. well there's much more now web site al jazeera dot com for the latest comment analysis and video on demand don't forget you can watch us live streaming there as well if you fancy it but of course all the latest on the israeli xcept polls which
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