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Iranian Official Says Iran May Be Forced to Seek Nuclear Arms
"Iran's intelligence minister. Math mood, Alavi has said in a highly unusual remark that his country could develop a nuclear weapon if it felt threatened. Alan Johnston reports. The intelligence minister made his remark and alive interview on state TV. He began by saying, as Iranian officials always do that the country's nuclear program was intended for purely peaceful purposes. But then he suggested this might not be the case if the nation was in danger, the minister like and Iran to a cat, saying it might act unpredictably if it was cornered.
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"Officers who first responded to initial reports of gunfire. Helps save lives by evacuating the area before the explosion. They went to the residential areas on Second Avenue and did their best to get people to safety. Obviously, they heard the announcements coming from this vehicle. They took them seriously, and we're working to seal the streets to protect folks and way think it worked. We think wives were saying People were taken to the hospital. Minor injuries. No significant injuries have been reported. No motive for the attack is known at this time. Also that's where news dot com President Trump Pardon more than two dozen people over the Christmas holiday. Former Trump Campaign adviser Roger Stone was one of them. I play to win on behalf of the candidates in the causes. That I support and I'm prepared to do anything for them short of breaking the wall. At least six fighters like to Iran, I reported have been killed and suspected Israeli air strikes in Syria. British based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attacks targeted facilities around the northwestern city of massive Gaff. It said it wasn't yet clear whether the casualties were Iranian troops or militiamen from groups backed by Tehran. Iran has given the Syrian government extensive military support during the country's civil war. Israel hasn't commented on the reports of the overnight air strikes. But in the past it has struck many times that targets in Syria linked to Iran. That's the BBC's Alan Johnston. Israeli aircraft struck several sites, the Gaza Strip released Saturday. This is a town hall dot com. I'm Dr Baker.
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"Police in the U. S. City of Nashville in Tennessee say a blast in the city center was deliberate. At least three people were injured and more than 20 buildings were damaged. Witnesses say there was glass and steel everywhere. Pictures on social media showed flames and smoke. The authorities evacuated people from the vicinity and deployed a bomb squad. Police spokesman Don Aaron said The blast came from a parked vehicle and that investigation was underway. The Hazardous devices unit was in route to the downtown area when an explosion linked to that vehicle took place at 6 30. The explosion was significant. The police Department It's federal partners, the FBI, A. T. F are conducting a large scale investigation. To this point, we do believe that the explosion was an intentional act. 27 member states of the European Union have begun reviewing the post Brexit free trade deal agreed by the EU and Britain. Haggling over the details meant the agreement was not concluded until Christmas Eve, just days before the scheduled end of the current trading agreement. Elena through reports the man who negotiated the post Brexit deal for the EU, Michele Barnier arrived this morning at the European Commission to brief you ambassadors holding a bulging blue ring binder under his arm and declaring mission accomplished. Inside that folder, the details of how the EU and U K will trade and cooperate from the new Year so the government has not yet released the full text. The BBC has seen the final document, which runs to more than 1200 pages, MPs and peers will have until Wednesday to digest the detail before being called back to Parliament for a debate member states will begin reviewing the text over the coming days. Saudi authorities say that a cargo ship in the Red Sea has set her mind laid by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. Here's our Middle East regional editor Alan Johnston. According to the Saudis. The blast from the mine did little damage to the ship, and there was no loss of life. But this is just the latest in a Syriza's security incidents affecting shipping in the Red Sea in recent weeks. Two ships in Saudi ports of being targeted in attacks that used boats packed with explosives. The Saudis blamed the Houthi rebels in Yemen for the first strike, and they were suspected of being behind the second as well. The rebels are fighting a Saudi led military coalition that supports Yemen's government in the country's civil war. Alan Johnston, Japan has unveiled plans that detail how the country aims to become carbon neutral by 2050 a commitment it's signed up to. Last month, The government said it aims to end the sale of vehicles powered solely by petrol. By the mid 20 thirties. You're listening to the latest world News from the BBC World Service. In his Christmas message. Pope Francis's Irish world leaders to share Corona virus vaccines, saying walls of nationalism could not be built to inhibit the fight against a pandemic that knows no borders. He called for generosity towards the victims off the pandemic. In her Christmas Day message. Queen Elizabeth has reassured anyone struggling without friends and family this year because of the coronavirus that they're not alone. The 94 year old queen is spending the day apart from her family, like many others. She prays scientists, medical staff and volunteers who she said had made her proud. Remarkably, a year that has necessarily kept people apart has in many ways brought us closer. In the United Kingdom and around the world. People have risen magnificently to the challenges of the year. And I'm so proud and moved by this quiet, indomitable spirit. Why young people in particular, I say thank you. For the part you have played. Hundreds of opponents of the Nepalese Prime Minister, K. P. Sharma Oli have held a rally in Kathmandu against his sudden move to dissolve parliament and call elections. Three former prime ministers joined the demonstration. One of them said Mr Ali had no power to dissolve Parliament on that he had violated the constitution. The prime minister has called for elections in April and May next year. Veteran Molly and opposition politicians. Soumaila CC, has died in France at the age of 71. He had been transferred there to be treated for Corona virus, Mr. C. Say a former finance minister and long time leader of the opposition have been released from captivity just two months ago after being abducted in March by Islamist militants. He's been campaigning in legislative elections. Mr Sisi made three unsuccessful runs for the million presidency, finishing as runner up BBC news..
Israel Heads Toward Yet Another Election, Its 4th in 2 Years
"Israel looks set to be plunged into its fourth election in two years following the failure off efforts to hold together its governing coalition are ARB Affairs analyst Alan Johnston says an election couldn't come at a worse time for the prime minister. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition has been a fraud and unhappy affair from the start. It hasn't yet found a way to pass a state budget and without one by law, parliament will automatically be dissolved midnight. This would trigger an election in the spring. Mr Netanyahu is a formidable campaigner, but he'd be fighting this election at a particularly tough time. He's being criticized for his handling of the Corona virus pandemic and he'd be campaigning justices trial on corruption charges was getting underway
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"Battleground state of Wisconsin shortly looking at covert on, Of course, the election just a week away. Now first, Let's talk about Yemen. The United Nations says nearly 100,000 Children there are at risk of dying from severe malnutrition caused by the continuing an escalating conflict. Speak to Alan Johnston, a BBC Middle East analyst, Allan Let's start by the cause of these record numbers. What's the U? N saying? Well. This was a U N survey done in areas off the southern Yemen and it found the worst ever rates of acute malnutrition among Children aged under five, more than a million half more than half a million cases of which there were 98,000 Children. Who the U. N says. We're at high risk. Of dying if they don't get urgent treatment, the U. N report blames what's happening squarely on Yemen's endless grinding war. This is A conflict that has on the one side, the Houthi rebel movement and on the other, the Yemeni government, which is backed by Saudi Arabia, which in turn has been held by the U. K in the U. S. The Western powers are implicated in this and the conflict has worsened the dire economic situation. At the same time, Yemen's trying to cope With a very serious co bit pandemic situation. So you get these powerful forces, war, poverty and disease, combining to create a situation where the Children of Yemen are starving on DH. The poverty issue, Yemen is was already one of the poorest countries in the world before the conflict even began in the context of the conflict. Is there any international aid reaching M and at the moment You're right. Yemen is the world's worst humanitarian disaster. Yuen on other aid agency agencies are very much engaged on the ground. They've been doing great work for years, fending off the danger of what could have bean and allowed nationwide famine for the aid workers simply on getting enough money to meet the challenges that they need the outside world. Simply isn't engaging with the extent of the crisis in Yemen. The U. N says that it's being promised less than half of the money it needs to do its work in Yemen this year, and that's had consequences on the ground. One third of the UN's major aid programs have either being scaled back. Or shut down altogether, So the aid workers see the need exploding around them, but they just don't have the funds to tackle it. One of them described the situation as heartbreaking and you can understand the position that they're in. Alan just very briefly. The conflict they are suggesting is escalating what's happened in the last few weeks? Well in recent weeks and months, we've had reports of escalating fighting in an area called Marabh, which is held by the government. Strategically important, it's got oil resources. The rebels came to take that, and that would worsen the humanitarian situation because the number many people have gone to marry, but after being displaced from fighting elsewhere, but on a brighter note, there was 10 days ago. So a major exchange of prisoners between the two warring parties. Alan Johnston joining us live Listening to news hour from the BBC. Every Tuesday Through the month of October, NewsHour has been featuring key states in the U. S presidential election, helping US US public radio station partners who, of course, broadcast news out today is our last before the election next week, and it's the turn of Wisconsin. In 2016, the state's 10 electoral college votes were one narrowly by Donald Trump by about the single percentage point Thiss year, it remains an important electoral battleground. Wisconsin was at the heart of a national reckoning of a race in the U. S. This summer. The scene of black lives matter. Protests. After a black man Jacob Blake was shot and seriously injured by police in the city ofthe Kenosha, but that was back in August. Most recently, Wisconsin has seen some of the biggest increases in Corona virus infection rates in the U. S. More than 1000 Covert 19 patients are in hospital in Wisconsin. And the politics of the pandemic is playing out in unpredictable ways. This month, a judge ruled that the Democratic governor Tony Evers, has Theo Authority to impose a statewide mosque mandate following a challenge by conservative legal group. In a few moments will speak to a Republican state senator who has tried overturning Corona virus restrictions. But first we joined on the line now by Mayan silver, who is a reporter with WWN Public Radio station in Milwaukee. Welcome to news hour. We'll hear more about how the corona viruses featuring as an election issue, mind but first just tell us why Wisconsin is an important state for both the presidential candidates this year. Yes, Hi there, So Wisconsin is a microcosm of national divisions. It's got a bit of everything. It's got rural areas. It's got urban areas. Yes, it's it's got a progressive history. It's long been considered part of the blue wall, so it picked Democratic presidents for decades, including Obama twice. I have had several narrow wins, including President Trump's win in 2016. It was the first GOP presidential candidate to win the state since 1984 and like I said he won by less than 1%, so we got really narrow races here. He won because of white male voters. Without a college degree. There's a lot of them in Wisconsin. That was one reason and also, state politics shifted right in 2010 P party movement. So Hillary Clinton's campaign much here they they lost Democratic votes all over the state, but also Milwaukee, which means very Democratic, the biggest city. A while Joe Biden has been leading in the polls. State could really go either way, and it's 10 Electoral College votes could be decisive in the past to victory on the state is one of five in the country where more than 20% of covert 19 tests have been coming back positive, and local health officials last week warned about very intense community spread in all age groups. What is the Corona virus picture in in Wisconsin. And how has the handling off Cove in 19 been a feature off the campaigning? Sure. Well, you know, we've been breaking records. Unfortunately, for cases, hospitalizations and deaths, we've had the highest per capita rate in the country, the fourth highest And our seven day average of new cases daily new cases is more than five times what it was about two months ago. Some regions are reporting more than 90% of their icy you beds and use Jeremy Cigarettes is a pulmonary and intensive care unit physician at a hospital system in Milwaukee. You know, a normal day for me in the past. Before this, this recent surge was, you know they were from 7 to 10 patients. Yesterday. I had 19. I mean, it's it's kind of hard to see that many very sick patients and still be able to to reach out and kind of make contact with families and fill them in on everything that's going on. How they're doing what we're doing. It gets to a point where I actually it's 8 39. I'm still in the hospital, trying to kind of documents and record all the things that I did today. I've been here for 13.5 hours. There's a lot of us that are kind of in run ragged right now, and it's it's emotionally taxing on the people taking care of these patients, too. And you know, Cove.
Saudi Arabia launches women's football league
"Saudi Arabia's announced the establishment of a female football league is the latest in a series of steps that ease the traditionally tight restrictions on women in the kingdom the B. B. C.'s Alan Johnston has more on this officials said the aim was to boost female participation in sports the setting up the league is part of efforts by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to free up social life in Saudi Arabia it was only two years ago that women were first allowed into stadiums to watch
Iran's space program fails to put satellite into orbit
"Iran has failed in its latest attempt to send a satellite into space Tehran launched a satellite a short time ago but Iranian state TV says it didn't reach orbit the B. B. C.'s Alan Johnston reports the US remains highly suspicious of Iran's space efforts in Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles it fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have
Iran to launch satellite; U.S. says program linked to missiles
"Iran says it's about to launch a scientific research satellites into space as all Middle East analyst Alan Johnston reports it's a development that's likely to worry the United States an Iranian minister said the satellite launch was part of a mission aimed at gathering information helpful for research on issues like earthquakes and agricultural development the US has said in the past that Iran satellite program is a cover for the development of long range missiles he fears the rockets use could be adapted to carry nuclear warheads Iran says it has no intention of acquiring atomic weapons at least two previous Iranian satellite launch attempts have
Libya's east-based forces say key coastal city captured
"The forces of the Libyan warlords general highly for Huff to say they've stormed and taken control of the coastal city of see it which up to now has been in the hands of the countries you and backed government on Middle East analyst Alan Johnston reports general have to US forces say they first seized areas surrounding said then pushed rapidly and towards its center a resident then told the Reuters news agency that the attacking troops now controlled large parts of the city but the U. N. backed government that held it hasn't yet commented on the situation isn't entirely clear over the years general Haftar has taken control of much of Libya but several key cities like said remains beyond his grasp the general has intensified his efforts to gain ground in recent weeks as Turkey prepares to ramp up its military support to the beleaguered
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"The US embassy compound in Baghdad after smashing adorned storming inside prompting tear gases sounds of gunfire as the militiamen converged on this substantial compound chanting anti American slogans throwing stones cinema columns of black smoke rising from the scene there was a god tower on an out to will it be sets a blaze there's one report that the door was forced open and and some of these thousands of protest is nice to get into the skin of the compound itself we understand at this point US marines fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd this BBC correspondent Alan Johnston reporting the embassy attack followed deadly US airstrikes Sunday the kill twenty five firefighters of the Iran backed militia Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn says eleven and he was not fleeing justice but instead left Japan to avoid quote injustice and political persecution over financial misconduct allegations gonna been released on bail while awaiting trial but was not allowed to travel overseas president trump assign an anti Wrobel calls law that aims to help Americans deal with the stream of unwanted phone call the new law signed by trump yesterday gives authorities more enforcement powers could speed up measures the telecom industry is already taking the Aidid robo calls it also bans phone companies from charging customers for walking robo calls a move that should help Americans Dodge many of the billions of robo calls.
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"With hospitals schools and mosques filling out lots of families it being forced to camp in the open where temperatures on me is zero at night they urgently need better shelter food and fuel to keep warm the BBC's Alan Johnston reporting Congress didn't update the national flood insurance program in twenty nineteen and peers Rebecca Herscher reports that's despite a bipartisan agreement that the program is in trouble the national flood insurance program provides flood insurance to more than five million homeowners but the program is in debt it owes the US treasury more than twenty billion dollars that's in part because climate change is driving more frequent and intense storms so flood damage has increased in recent years the cost of flood insurance has also been rising in many parts of the country Congress held periodic hearings throughout twenty nineteen to discuss overhauling the program proposals include rethinking how flood risk is calculated and making more accurate flood maps in December Congress extended the national flood insurance program as is Rebecca her sure NPR news in Somalia at least seventy nine people died in a truck bombing in the country's capital of Mogadishu more than one hundred forty were injured the explosion happened during rush hour and is the country's worst attack in more than two years police say most of those killed were university students returning to class and police officers the vehicle detonated after police blocked at the check point from proceeding into the city no one has claimed responsibility but the country's president is blaming the al Qaeda linked al Shabab extremist group in France strikes against public transportation continue for the fourth week called by unions upset by president microns plans to raise the retirement age the new pension plan raises the official age to be eligible for a pension from sixty two to sixty four years old and it would eliminate forty two special retirement plans in favor of a universal system the government though is holding negotiations with unions and is offering compromises to pilots forensic police and other groups protesters were met today by heavily armed police.
NW Syria at breaking point, warns of more displaced
"In Syria government forces backed by Russia continued to advance against rebel fighters and it'll province the latest fighting displays nearly two hundred fifty thousand people the V. sees Alan Johnston reports doctors say their hospitals are full and they don't have enough resources is in a live have been telling the international rescue committee aid agency of the severe problems they're facing the I. R. C. says the medics was struggling to care for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting earlier in the year now there are many many more people needing help with hospitals schools and mosques filling up lots of families and being forced to camp in the open with temperatures on the is zero at night they urgently need better shelter food and fuel to keep warm the BBC's Alan Johnston
Iranian president announces another break from nuclear deal
"Iran will begin emerging uranium it's underground Ford facility on Wednesday rolling back another commitment under the two thousand fifteen nuclear date the reigning president Hassan Rouhani said gas would be injected into more than a thousand centrifuge devices at what school the full dope plant activating the uranium enrichment process that this constitutes a further violation of technical agreements in the international accord that aims to curb Iran's nuclear program the Iranians began breaking commitments they made earlier this year following president trump's decision to abandon the agreement the US is impose sweeping sanctions on Tehran in an effort to pressure it into renegotiating the accord BBC correspondent Alan Johnston reporting president trump wanted Iran to negotiate a new treaty placing indefinite curbs on its nuclear program and also hold its development of ballistic
Turkey, US conduct 'safe zone' joint patrols in north Syria
"The United States and Turkey have begun joint military patrols in northeastern Syria in his own sense of along the border Alan Johnston explains the first joint patrol began with almond Turkish vehicles crossing into Syria to link up with American troops the liberating a strip of territory along the border its establishment is involved Syrian Kurdish fighters pulling back from the frontier something Turkey has wanted for a long time the kids have been important US allies in the fight against the Islamic state group in Syria but Turkey regards the Kurdish malicious as a serious
Syrian government opens corridor for civilians in rebel area
"The Syrian government says it's opened a humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to flee from part of the rebel held province of Egypt which has been the scene of intense fighting Alan Johnston reports Russian banks Syrian government forces recently cutoff of pockets of rebel held territory in southern Italy it's understood the humanitarian corridor would allow civilians that too is scary people in opposition held territory are often wary of crossing into government controlled areas since two games this life the civilians in Italy busy extremely
17 killed in attack on military parade in Yemen's Aden
"Who see rebels in Yemen have attacked operated a military camp near the city of Agen killing at least seventeen people rebel sources say ballistic missile and drone we used in the assault Alan Johnston reports and I come from a witness at the parade grounds said there had been an explosion behind a viewing stands later soldiers was seen weeping over the body of what's believed to be in a come Monday the rebels say the parade as part of preparations by pro government forces for a fresh assaults on who the hell terror tree north of Aiden a suicide bombing at a police station in the city killed three offices it's not known who was behind the blast but both of Qaida militants and Islamic state group extremists have carried out to taxing Aiden in the
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"Gulf reports the two oil tankers have been attacked in this routine straight of Hormuz BBC's. Alan Johnston, says one of the vessels is disabled and drifting, the two vessels, reportedly hit sends out SOS signals, and their crews were evacuated who might have carried out these attacks. And how is not yet clear. But this has happened in shipping lanes that carry a significant amount of the world's oil supplies. And at a time of high tension in the region. The US recently tightened sanctions on Iran and reinforced its military in the Gulf of the four tankers in the area were damaged in sabotage operations last month. The Americans blamed Iran, and they'll suspect that the Iranians are also behind these latest attacks so far, no reports of anyone injured. President trump. Scherzer's no harm in listening. That's what Mr. Trump tells ABC's George Stephanopoulos. Wesley president, whether he would accept campaign against the political rival from a foreign source somebody called from a country Norway, we have information on your own. I think I'd wanna hear this Trump insisting that simply listening to such information would not amount to promoting outside interference in a US election, twelve white male San Francisco police officers are suing the city they say they were passed over for promotions because of their race and gender, Saint Louis has reason to celebrate after the blues won the Stanley Cup for the first time since joining the NHL back in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven the blues took decisive game seven of the final defeating..
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"Arrested by this RSF, militia, formally known as the Janjia we'd a brutal group that's terrorized the Darfur region for years. The women said they were repeatedly beaten with sticks and threatened with execution when told to run for their lives, some of the young men opened fire they spoke of other victims were forced to drink sewage water, and we're urinated on this militias commanded by the number two in Sudan's ruling military council Mohammed Hamdan, Doug alot, known as the World Health organizations has an estimated one million new cases of sexually transmitted infections or SEI's occur, every day health experts say that since the last survey in two thousand twelve that's been, it'll progress in reducing the number of cases of gonorrhea syphilis to media and triggerman. Isis concerns about grou- are growing about strains of gonorrhea that resistant to antibiotics? The WHO says the figures are reminder that everybody must have access to treatment. -ment and safe sex measures can prevent infection. Several thousand lawyers have marched silently through Hong Kong to protest at plans to allow people to be extradited to mainland China. Michael Bristow has more details at the moment criminal suspects in not sue ended to the mainland coaches government says this makes home coma haven for criminals, most changed the lowest point out that has no extradition treaty with mainland China because of a fair those accused would not receive a fair trial and could be tortured. They say the proposed amendments of a little protection to anyone wanted over the border on lawyer in the protests, said that, if the plans were approved no one living working or even passing through Hong Kong would be safe. The United Nations condemned. The Palestinian Authority cabinet after to marriage that ministers had been given secret pay rises of sixty seven percent. Alan Johnston reports the huge pay hikes for Palestinian Authority ministers, which they back to twenty seventeen revealed in leaked doc. Kamenz the UN's Middle East envoy Nikolai Miladin of said that at a time of economic hardship. Such decisions defy logic and anger people areas under the PA's controller in such dia financial straights. That many of its employees recently had their pay cut by half the revelation of the massive cabinet salary rises caused outrage. And they've now been suspended pending an investigation, BBC news. US British and Canadian leaders have joined their French counterpart at services of remembrance in Normandy, honoring the allied troops, who launched the battle seventy five years ago to free froms from Nazi rule his Kevin Connolly, presidents, and prime ministers came to nominee to remember d day and to acknowledge that the democratic Olduvai now lead was built on foundations laid by the ordinary men who came here to fight it. Liz armies to resume encapsulated that powerful idea in the simplest of words aimed at. The veterans who heard her speech and to veterans here in Normandy today. I want to say the only words we can. Thank you. Thanks to those old soldiers from Donald Trump. Emmanuel Macron to the many of the veterans themselves, who survived a fighting and grew old spent the day, remembering friends who died as young men and never saw the world. They fought to save the European Union's drug agency says criminal groups set up cocaine call centers to deliver supplies to use more quickly. The agency says the innovative distribution strategies reflect a competitive drug market European authorities seized a record amount of drugs in two thousand seventeen the EU says smaller groups have entered the market by using information technology like encryption football's world governing body has confirmed the head of African football. Amanda, man has been arrested in France. Alex capstick reports the president of the confederation of African football was imperative for the fee for congress and the start of the women's World Cup. It's not clear why the French authorities wanted to speak to him. But he's recently been forced to deny allegations of corruption. Claims of bribery, and the misuse of hundreds of thousands of dollars will made by a former employee on his election, as leader of calf two years ago on at promise to modernize the organization and to make it more transparent than usual embarrassing for fever, which is worked hard to improve its reputation after years of scandal, BBC news. Buick streets on the south side of Madison. Celebration commemorates.
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"I'm Scott Simon there now more than twice as many suicides homicides in the United States. Police officers are particularly effective. Lists Wales husband David was an LAPD officer. She recalls how we'd look at video from his body camera. And I remember looking at this man thinking, I don't know how you can do this and savvy after so much time. He couldn't what loved ones of police who have taken their lives have learned and later, the weekend politics, immigration and investigation, the history of a storied Hollywood hideaway and Cold War Cuban-American radio soaps and the story of agent, double-o nine, I our newscast Saturday may eighteen two thousand nineteen. Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein, Iran's foreign minister, Javad, Zarif is dismissing the possibility of war despite escalating tensions with the US Washington is added sanctions on Iranian oil exports and increase the US military presence in the Persian Gulf, the BBC's Alan Johnston reports the Iranian Foreign Minister mister, zero said Tehran didn't want war with the US, and he suggested that the Americans were away that they couldn't take on Iran earlier, the retired US, general David portrays also played down the danger of conflict. He believes President Trump will heed warnings from his ministry, not to take action against Iran. Suggesting will they would be even harder than it was in Iraq for the general added it would be suicidal for Iran to attack the US and? His allies in the region. The BBC's Alan Johnston Austria's deputy chancellor and leader of a far right populist party is resigning. NPR Sylvia Pohjola reports, video has surfaced apparently showing him offering government contracts in exchange for campaign money, Heinz, Christians throb step down over what he called the catastrophic video. He said it was Dom. It was irresponsible. And it was a mistake, but insisted he did nothing illegal fighting back tears. He claimed it was targeted political assassination to German papers published extracts of a convert video in which Trump is purportedly offering government contracts to a Russian woman opposition parties are calling for snap elections, only a year and a half after Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz formed, go, Alicia with his conservative party and stock his hard right party. So if people Jolie, NPR news, former vice president and democratic presidential contender. Joe biden. Campaigns in Pennsylvania today, President Trump holds a rally in the state Monday Pennsylvania, isn't typically in early stop in primary campaigns. But NPR's Don gonyea reports Trump's narrow victory there in twenty sixteen has Democrats on notice. Here's the usual drill before a presidential election in Pennsylvania, by the time the state holds its primary, most other states have voted. But this time some Democrats are targeting Trump's base, Elizabeth Warren was in Philadelphia this past Monday, Beto Aurore caz, been through Joe Biden held his very first official campaign rally at a Pittsburgh Teamsters hall, and Bernie Sanders attended a town hall in Bethlehem and rallied supporters in Pittsburgh in April already pushing back against all of this is President Trump, his rally this coming Monday in the town of Montoursville will be his six in the state since his election. Don gonyea, NPR news. This is NPR from K Q, weedy news. I'm Tiffany, Cam, high Berkeley city. Officials issued a measles warning yesterday and is advising anyone who visited Berkeley bowl on may seventh to be on the lookout for symptoms. If they're not immunized on that day resident who contract the virus entered the store on Oregon street between three pm and five PM, the first stage of symptoms include runny, nose, red eyes, cough and fever. They usually show up seven to twenty one days after exposure measles is highly contagious, and cough or sneeze can linger in the air for up to an hour about ninety percent of people who are not immunized contract. The virus by inhalation San Francisco, judge is ordering state. Attorney general, Javier, Sarah, to start producing files on police shootings and misconduct cake. You Alex reports it's a major milestone under the state's new police transparency law. The attorney. General has taken a contradictory position on. Senate Bill fourteen twenty one which at the start of this year opened up long sealed records on police sexual assault dishonesty and serious. Use of force Sarah says office shouldn't have to provide records about local police or sheriffs. But acknowledges now that the court has directed him to release details on his agents KiKi Dee joined the San Rafael based first amendment coalition in a lawsuit against Sarah, executive director, David Snyder, the.
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"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Barbara Klein, Iran's foreign minister, Javad, Zarif is dismissing the possibility of war despite escalating tensions with the US Washington is added sanctions on Iranian oil exports and increase the US military presence in the Persian Gulf, the BBC's Alan Johnston reports the Iranian Foreign Minister, Mr. zero Tehran, didn't want war with the US, and he suggested that the Americans were aware that they couldn't take on Iran earlier, the retired u s general David portraying who also played down the danger of conflict. He believes President Trump will heed warnings from his military, not to take action against Iran suggesting who they would be even harder than it was in Iraq. But the general added it would be suicidal for a round attack the US and its allies in the region. The BBC's, Alan Johnston Austria's deputy chancellor and leader of a far right populist party is resigning NPR, Sylvia. Poggioli reports of video has surfaced apparently showing him offering government contracts in exchange for campaign money, Heinz Christians his step down over what he called the catastrophic video. He said it was Dom. It was irresponsible. And it was a mistake, but insisted he did nothing illegal fighting back tears. He claimed it was a targeted political assassination to German papers published extracts of a covert video in which Trump is purportedly offering government contracts to a Russian woman opposition. Parties are calling for snap elections, only a year and a half after Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz formed, go, Alicia with his conservative party and stop his heart, right? Party so people Jolie, NPR news. Former vice president and democratic presidential contender. Joe Biden campaigns in Pennsylvania. Today, President Trump holds a rally in the state Monday Pennsylvania is typically in early stop in primary campaigns. But NPR's Don gonyea reports Trump's narrow victory there in twenty sixteen has Democrats on notice. Here's the usual drill before a presidential election in Pennsylvania, by the time the state holds its primary, most other states have voted. But this time some Democrats are targeting Trump's base, Elizabeth Warren was in Philadelphia, this past Monday, Beto Aurore cast been through Joe Biden held his very first official campaign rally at a Pittsburgh Teamsters hall, and Bernie Sanders attended a town hall in Bethlehem and rallied supporters in Pittsburgh in April already pushing back against all of this is President Trump his rally this coming Monday. The town of Montoursville will be his six in the state since his election. Don gonyea, NPR news. This is NPR. Former CIA agent, Kevin Mallory has been sentenced to twenty years in federal prison for disclosing military secrets to China. Prosecutors had sought a life sentence. Some two hundred million fans are expected to tune into tonight's Eurovision song contest in Tel-Aviv singers, from forty two countries are competing NPR's on does stasio tool coast has a preview Eurovision is usually all about camp. Glitter and.
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"This uprising failed many thought that would be the end of this this movement against the Venezuelan government, but they persist in the one guy has called for new protests on Saturday for everyone to take to the streets in Caracas Venezuela. Their army is supporting a nNcholas Maduro in that screw show for him. But all sides, both sides know that the situation is very volatile can go either way. Russia. Nicosia other stories from our news task a majority of U N Security Council members have expressed fair for potential humanitarian crisis in the event of full scale military assault on the eight liberation of Syria Britain, France, the states and eight other members condemned the civilian deaths and targeting of hospitals and schools that scene one hundred fifty thousand people displaced Russia and China did not support the statement the head of a powerful congressional committee in the United States. This you'd subpoenas for six years of President Trump's tax returns, the democratic congressman Richard Neal who chance the House Ways and means committee announced the Niger after the Trump administration refused a formal request for the records this week and then Putin's latest display of sporting prowess failed to go according to plan the Russian president is often seen horse riding or showing off his judo skills night. He scored several goals during an exhibition ice hockey match in Saudi. Mr Bush celebrated with a victory lap, which came to an abrupt halt when he fell over on the ice face. First woods. The acclaimed British pert and writer Simon Armitage is being chosen as twenty fifth per laureate for fixed ten year period, he joins an esteemed line that includes Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, and Edmund Spenser here, he is reading from his poem. Give look at life from the viewpoint of a homeless person. Coppers are condense or saying for silver swallow, Soad's eat fire for gold escape from locks and chains. Is not as if I'm holding out for frankincense. Omer just change. You give me t that's big of you, a my knees. I beg of you. Correspondent Vincent Dowd. Told me more about the new poet laureate. So I've been Armitage is. Not a surprising appointment, he was on most people's list of possible appointees. He's a very well known part. He's now in his mid fifties. He's been publishing poetry for pretty well, exactly. Thirty years. He wasn't the only person people were talking about as a possible new laureate. No, this is always deeply mysterious because this is one of these very petitions where you never actually discover nobody would say on the record. Another people were talking about the whole bone poet in tears darker, who's a very very good parrot people within king. This might be a way of slightly redefining Loriot ship to refer to other parts of the world as well. We don't really know what happened there. But anyway, she has been appointed. And I think people think Simon dommage is going to be a very good in an era when bearing in one laureate. So now only appoint for ten years. It's not for life the way it used to be the given a decade really to speak up for poetry, and I would suggest. In some ways to speak helpful the use of language and the role of poet laureate. This is a very old road. And there have been some very interesting people held it in the post. It goes back to stick Steen sixty eight. They've been held for long periods of time because in that period, but only been twenty one of them so people you would have heard of if you're into literature like John Dryden, people you wouldn't have heard of like nNcholas Rowe and Lawrence Houston, who even aunts correspondence tend to be a little bit vague on. But in recent years, we've had Caroline Duffy. We've had Andrew motion Ted. He's jump at Chaman. John Masefield people that I suppose still around the world. Alfred Tennyson was probably the best known of all per laureates. I would humbly suggest a great Tennyson fan that he was probably the gracious laureates as well. But what I think is fantastic genuinely is that motion and Duffy have somewhat redefined the role into being people who speak up for poetry and speak up. For language, and I think that's much better more useful for society. Especially in this world. We live in. Correspondent Vincent Dowd with that report. The my news this hour. The UN says who the rebels in Yemen are about to withdraw from three vital ports that handle most of the country's supplies. You're listening to the newsroom coming up to four twenty GMT. The United Nations says at least sixty five African migrants drowned when that boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. It's one of the worst migrant disasters in the Mediterranean this year. A spokesman for the UNHCR abound said European states needed to do more to prevent deaths. So it's really a desperate situation. We have been calling on states for building up search and rescue capacity in the metro train, Ian via been showing our concern of not having any boats to rescue these people's, and we hope that our calls are heard to save more lives as as we continue to see more. That's in the meant Ballack from the UN h c. Middle East analyst Alan Johnston has moti tales. Now, the really major disaster in the woods, the meditating say dozens of migrants dying as they attempted to reach Europe shows this unfolding waters about forty miles on that Tunisian coastal city of facts and local fishermen. It seems bouncing some sort of rescue effort managing to pull some sixteen survivors out of the water. Many more missing the UN workers, tell us that they believe that at least fifty drowns, but Tunisian officials talking in terms of at least seventy and we know that this boat was carrying people from sub Saharan Africa. We're not sure exactly which countries, but we know that they left from the area around the city of Harare down on the Libyan coast Suara an area where we often hear of migrants boarding boats and setting out for Europe, Libya is an extra. Hornell difficult place for the migrants has they funnel through North Africa on their way, hoping to reach places like molten and Italy France, and so on, but it is a particularly difficult place right now, there's fighting for more than a month around the capital Tripoli with the Libyan warlord general half amounting, a really major assaults. Life is tough in that corner of Libya. Flavian migrants are very much more vulnerable. We hear them routinely enduring the most appalling conditions in Libya, we hear of something akin to to slave markets on occasion, people being forced into slave labor migrants being kidnapped held for ransom relatives back in the countries of sub Saharan Africa being forced to come up with money to to get the freedom. So given all this happening the conditions in Tripoli the fighting now in Tripoli you can. Imagine the desire of many migrants to to make that final step in their journey and get aboard birds and try to get to Europe Middle East analyst, Alan Johnston to Australia now, where it seems to the demise. If they made in devil may have been premature the iconic creatures declared endangered in two thousand eight after large numbers died of face cancer. But now, it seems the animals are adapting to coexist with disease. Beth Timmons went to make the scientists studying how nature is fighting extinction. That noise that was to devils. Imagine hearing ten fifteen doing that. 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"It's emerged that president. Trump has spoken by phone to the Libyan warlord Haifa hunter whose forces are attacking the country's capital Tripoli. Alan Johnston reports the apparent warms of President Trump's conversation with general after is likely to deeply disturbed Libby is United Nations back government in Tripoli. It wants international condemnation of the generals two week long assault on the capital, which has so far cost more than two hundred lives. Instead, President Trump appeared to endorse the general's efforts. Mr. Trump said he recognized the warlords fight against terrorism and were to secure Libya's oil resources. The call will be seen as a sign that Washington is swinging his influence behind general half the powerful congressional committee in the United States has issued a subpoena for the unredacted version of the special counsel's investigation. Into Russia's interference. With the twenty sixteen election campaign subpoena from the House Judiciary committee gives the attorney general William bar until the first of may to comply. It's chairman Gerald NADA has dismissed an offer of compromise by Mr. Bob been invited to read the west redacted version report on condition that we take notes and tell nobody about what we read what's the point of that congress is a collective body. And if I read something, and I can't tell the other committee members about it or the other members of congress. It's useless that -sulting. The main south Sudanese rebel group, which signed a peace deal. Last year says it's not ready to join the unity government, which is supposed to be formed next month. The deputy leader of the SPLM I told the BBC that it would be dangerous to do. So as security issues had not been resolved and the country essentially still had to armies. The two candidates in Ukraine's presidential runoff election have been exchanging verbal blows in KF seventy thousand seat Olympic stadium. President petro Pora shaneco has been burnishing his credentials as an experienced politician compared with his Novus opponent, the comedian Vladimir Zilenski vistaprint Persian co urged voters not to opt for a pig in a poke an unknown quantity. Jennifer is watching the debate.
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"Go away young people families fleeing violence flaying lack of opportunity. Those are the ones that are going to be most directly impacted plus a comedian wins round one of Ukraine's presidential election. Those stories and more today here on the world. I'm Stewart MacIntosh with the BBC news. Hello. Algerian state media say the country's embattled President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will resign by April. Twenty eight the date. His turbine office is due to expire the announcement that Mr. booed Affleck would stand for a fifth term had triggered a series of mass demonstrations across ALgeria Middle East affairs, editor Alan Johnston has more in the announcement that we had this evening of Mr. leakers. Planned departure also said that he would take steps to ensure the continuity of the state's institutions before stepping down. There were many who might see that is code for Mr. beautifully seeking to secure elements of the elites in place before he goes out of the door in some ways. The protesters have maybe done the easy part. Pulling down the old beautifully regime may be easier than building in you all geria- votes cast by British members of parliament being counted on four proposals designed to break the deadlock. Brexit, then grew the motion to keep Britain in the us customs union and the single market after leaving which the opposition labor party has ordered its hem piece of back with support from the Scottish National Party and conservative members who want to avoid a hard Brexit. It could pass the Prime Minister Theresa may has consistently opposed. The idea the SNP MP Joanna cherry said this process was coming too late. Gobbling at the last minute trying to do.
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"News with sue Montgomery Algerian state media say the country's embattled president dumped al-aziz beautifully will resign by April. The twenty eighth the Dayton which is time in office is due to expire on the announcement that Mr. booed Affleck would stunned for a fifth term had triggered a series of must demonstrations across ALgeria. Alan Johnston reports president beautifully who's been in power for twenty years had intended to run in elections and secure a fifth term in office. But this was bitterly opposed by protesters who've demonstrated week after week across the country and the mounting pressure. Mr. beautifully scrapped, his plans and the presidential poll was postponed. But until now it was unclear when or if he was that down, Mr. beautifully suffered a stroke six years ago, and since then he's very rarely appeared in public the party of. The Turkish president drip type are due on this contesting apparent defeats in local elections in Istanbul and Ankara, the AK party is challenging every result in the capital Ankara, where the main opposition Republican People's Party appears to have won the vote was even tighter in Istanbul. Mark Lewin reports electoral council figures show Istanbul falling to the opposition by a whisker twenty-five thousand votes. But the ruling party has challenged the result and refused to concede. President Adwan setbacks deepened elsewhere losing the capital Ankara and several other cities as his conservative voters punished him for an economic crisis. He turned this poll into ineffective a referendum on himself. Now, his image of invincibility has been broken and an opposition long seen as hopelessly divided as got a new lease of life. The speaker of the British parliament John berko has chosen four proposals for peace to vote on. Today in the latest bid to end the deadlock over Brexit. New megrim Lee reports MP's on all sides have become so exasperated with Theresa May's handling of Brexit. But they want to see which alternative plans they can offer instead later MP's will vote on four options two of which aimed to keep Britain much closer to the EU. Then Theresa May would like last time the house of Commons vacated no obvious choice emerged bats. If it now suggests a so called soft Brexit, it will present it Theresa May with a difficult decision as to whether to embrace a radically new policy. It could also herald high profile resignations from her cabinet. The Philippines has complained to Beijing over the appearance of more than two hundred Chinese vessels offer contested island in the South China Sea. The government said the flotilla included fishing boats and coast guard ships BBC news. Angry drivers of auto rickshaws in the Somali capital Mogadishu have how to protest after one of their colleagues with shot dead by government soldier. It's the latest in a number of similar shootings. The mayor of Mogadishu promise that the soldier would be arrested and put on trial human rights. Activists have threatened to take the European Union to court unless it stops funding. The construction of roads in area because they say forced labor is used the EU is funding the project as part of its program to stem migration from Africa to Europe and acknowledges that people doing national service will be used to build the roads. Here's our Africa editor will Ross the European Union is spending more than twenty million dollars on the project, but the foundation human rights for era trains, says the EU is breaking its own rules as it knows people. Forced to do years of national service will help build the roads era trans have longed on eighteen months military service. But. This period was extended indefinitely almost twenty years ago due to the war with neighboring Ethiopia the two countries signed a peace deal last year. And since then there have been growing calls. The Iranian government to end indefinite national service policy. That's led to many thousands of young people fleeing the country. French authorities are investigating the death of five people at an old people's home overnight after the eighth their evening meal on Sunday and other fourteen residents were taken to hospital the meals were delivered to the residential care home near to lose in the songs food poisoning is suspected and US government committee is widening its investigation into accusations that President Trump gave White House clearance to dozens of people despite official warnings that they could pose a security risk include Mr. Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, the chairman of the US house oversight committee is threatening to issue subpoenas to those named by white towns..
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"Process changes the surface. It makes it darker and more able to. Absorb the sun's rays. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied putting inappropriate pressure on his Justice minister who resigned over a corruption case against the engineering giant SNC, lavender Jodie Wilson ray-ban has alleged she faced pressure not to pursue prosecution against the firm, Mr. Trudeau admitted hit made mistakes. This has been a tough you weeks Canadians expect and deserve to have faith in their institutions and the people who act within them. Almost every day as prime minister. I learn new things. So I can tell you without a doubt that I have taken and will continue to take many lessons from these recent days and weeks, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika revolve geria- has warned that protests against his rule could be infiltrated and lead to sedition Mr. Boutaflika's decision to seek a fifth term in power has prompted demonstrations. Alan Johnston is our Arab offense editor president beautifully Algiers. Ruling elite is being challenged like never before again. And again protesters have taken to the streets demanding sweeping political change, so far the demonstrations have been peaceful. But now the president has suggested the dark forces foreign or domestic might seek to exploit the protest movement and create chaos. The president is currently in hospital in Switzerland. And is warning to the demonstrators was conveyed in a letter. The archbishop of Leon cardinal Philly. Bob Ryan says he will resign after being convicted for failing to report child sexual abuse. He said he would peel against his suspended sentence. The court heard that a victim had expressed astonishment to him five years ago that a priest had been allowed to stay on for thirty years despite alleged assaults on the boy scout troop, he ran a victims association brought a private prosecution against cardinal Barbara for staying. Silent. Well, news from the BBC. Saudi Arabia has responded angrily to criticism from the UN Human Rights Council, the Saudi ambassador to the UN in Geneva Abdelaziz as while condemned what he called interference in his country's domestic affairs. He was responding to criticism of the kingdom's rights record. In a council statement signed by thirty six countries. Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has warned that the European Union could break up if what he called Islamization is imposed on countries that resisted writing on the government website. Mr Orban said there was a danger of a dividing line between Islamic and non-islamic Europe. The European Central Bank has announced plans to tackle a slowdown in growth in the euro-zone. The Bank has also revised its growth. Whole cast is Andrew Walker economic growth in the euro zone has slowed markedly. He was just no point two percent in the final three months of last year. The European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said forecast for growth this year have been revised down substantially. So the Bank is taking steps to address this slowdown. It's main interest rate is already zero and this little scope for further cuts. But the Bank has changed his guidance on when arise can be expected. This now unlikely before the end of the year, it will also offer new loans to commercial banks to encourage them to lend more Pakistan says it has arrested more than one hundred suspected Islamic militants as it intensifies a crackdown following the killing of forty Indian troops in disputed Kashmir. Last month the interior ministry said as part of the operation more than two hundred religious schools and militant run charitable facilities. Have been brought onto the control of provincial governments. A new study in the United States indicates that people who are phone e cigarettes a more likely to develop heart conditions. The non-users. The preliminary research found that vapors were twenty five percent more likely to have coronary artery disease. PBC news..
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"Firsthand accounts from the past back in two thousand nine this week ten years on we're bringing you some of the most remarkable programs from our early days today, we're heading to South Africa in the nineteen seventies. And to the Soweto uprising when even the very young paid with their lives for challenging the white supremacist. Apartheid regime in two thousand and ten Alan Johnston spoke to one of the former students who played a key part in that uprising. It's early on June sixteenth nine thousand nine hundred seventy six on Johannesburg's outskirts. The young people of the township of Soweto are about to make their voices. Heard in the hours ahead. Demonstrating black school children will be fired on by police in scenes of violence that will shock the world. A girl called Bongi Cabela's will be among the. Protesters. She describes what she felt when the security forces started shooting, each has fear, the kind of fear that you taste in your mouth. It was anger the kind of anger that almost blinds. You and just frustration. Absolute frustration. But at the same time, you know, adrenaline also carries you just ran and ran for life every aspect of Bongi, and Cabela's childhood had been marked by the injustices of apartheid along with many other increasingly politicised young people. She had decided that it was time to make a stand. She was elected to represent her high school on a council that made preparations for a day of peaceful protest. It was agreed that on June sixteenth Soweto students would abandon their classrooms. They marched through the streets and eventually converge for rally the Orlando football stadium. The main aim was to protest the compulsory imposition in the schools of teaching in Afrikaans, the language of the dominant Europeans of Dutch descent. We understood not Africans only as a language but Africans as a language of the oppressor, it wasn't just the use of the language itself. It was what the language would mean when it's used as a medium of instruction when it's imposed on us when we had no choice Bongi and Cabela's remembers gathering at her school, and what was a cold. Winter's morning, will you have about three four hundred children gathered outside on assembly, and you have student leaders saying look, this is how we're going to much wine. We're going to be very peaceful to we're going to be taking responsibility for one another. So make sure that you always holding somebody else's hand. Make sure that you stay on the pavements this not stop. Traffic. We went out expecting particularly teargassing and we're ready with water. And with things that we thought how with Tig and indeed was a great deal of kind of excitement as you'd imagine. If you have a huge crowd and a level of determination. And I think in level of prior to that we've been able to organize ourselves into this huge mass, and that we will express ourselves and get the voices head by those who were responsible. So when that much takes off it has a great deal of energy. And we are Africans. We sing when when when.
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"Started broadcasting are firsthand accounts from the past back in two thousand nine this week ten years on we're bringing you some of the most remarkable programs from our early days today, we're heading to South Africa in the nineteen seventies. And to the Soweto uprising when even the very young paid with their lives for challenging the white supremacist. Apartheid regime in two thousand and ten Alan Johnston spoke to one of the former students who played a key part in that uprising. It's early on June sixteenth nine thousand nine hundred seventy six Johannesburg's outskirts. The young people of the township of Soweto are about to make their voices. Heard in the hours ahead demonstrating black schoolchildren will be fired on by police in scenes of violence that will shock the world. A girl called Bunga, and Cabela's will be among the. The protesters. She describes what she felt when the security forces started shooting, each has fear, the kind of fear that you taste in your mouth Anga the kind of enga that almost blinds. You. Frustration absolute frustration. But at the same time, you know, adrenaline also carries you to just run and ran for life. Every aspect of Bongi Cabela's childhood had been marked by the injustices of apartheid along with many other increasingly politicised young people. She had decided that it was time to make a stand. She was elected to represent her high school on a council that made preparations for a day of peaceful protest. It was agreed that on June sixteenth Soweto students would abandon their classrooms. They marched through the streets and eventually converged for a rally the Orlando football stadium. The main aim was to protest the compulsory imposition in schools of teaching in Afrikaans, the language of the dominant Europeans of Dutch descent. We understood not Africans only as a language but Africans as a language of the oppressor, it wasn't just the use of the language itself. It was what the language would mean when it's used as a medium of. Instruction when it's imposed on us when we had no choice bogey in Cabela's remembers gathering at her school. Then what was a cold? Winter's morning who you have about three four hundred children gathered outside an assembly, and you have student leaders saying look, this is how we're going to much wine. We're going to be very peaceful to we're going to be taking responsibility for one another. So make sure that you always holding somebody else's hand. Make sure that you stay on the pavements this not stop traffic. We went out expecting particularly teargassing, and we're ready with water and with things that we thought how with Tig Essen. And indeed there was a great deal of kind of excitement as you would imagine if you have a huge crowd and a level of determination. And I think in level of prior to that we've been able to organize ourselves into this huge mass and that we will express ourselves and get the. Voices head by those responsible. So when that much takes off it has a great deal of energy. And we are Africans. We sing when when when.
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"Macy's stock tumbled after the department store chain posted disappointing sales figures and cut its forecast for full year earnings and sales basically said sales started out strong during black Friday and cyber week but softened in mid December before picking up steam the week of Christmas Kohl's also sled. Ball target bucked the trend target posting strong online growth rich Thomasson reporting Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin plans to tell lawmakers in a classified briefing that the Trump administration will keep strict US sanctions on the Russian oligarch Oleg their pasta Democrats asked Mnuchin to brief the house about the agreement to lift sanctions on three companies. There has owned or controlled they say the deal appears to allow the Russian to keep significant ownership of one of the companies once again, Jamie clause that Wisconsin teenagers who's been missing has been found alive. News and analysis at townhall dot com. A bomb Laden drone flown by Yemen's who the rebels through flew into a military parade on Thursday outside of the southern port city of Aden, killing at least six troops from Saudi led coalition and their allies in a brazen attack threatening u n brokered peace efforts to end the years long, Lord, tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation rebels targeted the airbase in the southern province said lodge, and they struck while the military parade being held one reports of the attack was aimed at the podium high. Ranking officials would have been seated these in the Yemeni government's which is backed by a Saudi led coalition have been Wolfer around full years. They recently agreed to try to implement a ceasefire in certain areas, but the southern the hatch region wasn't one of them BBC correspondent, Alan Johnston. Reporting plunged into a civil war in.
EU and Japan sign trade deal covering a third of the world's economy
"Hello I'm Marion Marshall with, the BBC news the European Union says a free trade deal just signed with Japan sent a clear message against protectionism the EU council president Donald tusk said the two. Sides would defend a world based on rules freedom and common sense in? An apparent reference to the, imposition, of, tariffs by, the Trump administration mister to describe the deal with Tokyo as a light in the darkness do you want to know. What is the real risk for our business if companies people the risk political thorough aggressive rhetoric unpredictability irresponsibly the real risk. For, our business Not The accord is expected to benefit European food produces and Japanese. Carmakers it has to be ratified by the European parliament and Japan's, assembly the Spanish Prime. Minister Pedro Sanchez has told parliament that his centre-left government will introduce a new law on sexual consent to remove ambiguities in rape cases announcing the government's. Program he said sex without explicit consent would be considered, rape We are going to bring forward this measure and we'll. Do it with a view to specialized training for those working in this field incorporating, the concept of explicit. Consent everything done by those administering Justice clear if they say no it, means no and if. They don't say yes it. Means no to dozens of Syrian civilians of approach positions occupied by the Israeli. Army on the Golan Heights apparently seeking help or sanctuary they were among the. Thousands of people who've been displaced by fighting in southwestern Syria a Middle East. Analyst Alan Johnston reports video footage showed Syrian civilians gathering on a, rocky hillside close to. Frontier fence some stood waving white cloths it seemed a rather desperate attempt to get help or perhaps crossed the border but in Israeli soldier with a. Loudspeaker warned, the small crowd to move away thousands of Civilians who fed. A Syrian army advanced to the country southwest sheltering in the border region Israel weren't allow them to, cross into territory it'll. Keep is but it has sent aid across the frontier Israel has further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip suspending fuel supplies and. Reducing the area allowed for fishing. Off the coast the Israeli authorities, have the measures were in, retaliation for the. Hundreds of fires Gazans have caused, in neighboring Israel peon officials in the Oromia and Somali regions have agreed to the deployment of soldiers and police to end a conflict it's. Displaced more than eight hundred thousand people they also said a series of public meetings, will be held along. The border between the two areas to build peace you're listening to the, latest world news from. The BBC this is WNYC. In New York I'm Richard Hake to immigrant children is set to be reunited. With their parents after the government separated the the border last week a federal judge in Connecticut rule the. Separation unconstitutional Davis, Donovan member station w. s. h. u. reports. The children have been staying in a group home in, Connecticut their parents, watch the federal court hearing last week through teleconference link. From a detention center in Texas child psychiatrist diagnosed the children with post traumatic. Stress disorder US Senator Richard Blumenthal. Of Connecticut blame the Trump administration the department of Justice's cruel and inhumane policy of separating children from their parents has. Meant that these two children in Connecticut have. Endured unimaginable trauma and tragedy in their lives a US attorney says the parents are being paroled from federal custody and. Reunited with their children immediately the NYPD is launching internal. Disciplinary proceedings against the officer who. Put Eric garner and a. Fatal chokehold only if the US department of Justice doesn't file charges by September first officials say Daniel, Pantaleo has remained unmodified Duty since Garner's death for years ago on New York one mayor de Blasio approved of the department's announcement and says. The decision, on, the case is long overdue I think it's been a painful for everyone involved obviously particularly, for the garner family to not have resolution Charleena might be. These doing exactly the right thing here a spokesperson for the Justice department says it already told the NYPD it could, begin the probe for the NYPD has disputed that account, today marks the four year anniversary of Garner's death New Jersey's medical marijuana program could soon double in size governor Murphy announced yesterday that New Jersey is accepting applications for six new dispensaries adding. To the six that currently operate in state showers and thunderstorms are. Likely mainly after. Two o'clock this afternoon some of these storms could, produce, some gusty wind and heavy rain this is WNYC.
UN migration agency snubs Trump's nominee to lead it
"Want to see exactly who steps forward it may be those countries in western and southern europe it's fair that about one hundred migrants who were on a boat off the coast of libya have drowned coast coastguard officials said only fourteen survivors were rescued the vessel appears to have got into trouble in waters to the east of tripoli but exactly what happened isn't yet clear president trump's nominee to head the un migration agency is reported to be knocked out of the race after losing three rounds of voting the international organization for migration has been led by an american for nearly half a century the mr trump's nominee ken isaacs was considered a controversial choice he'd made disparaging remarks about muslims on social media united nations says there's a grave risks that many civilians will be trapped as syrian government offensive against rebels intensifies in the south of the country government forces are trying to recapture strategically important rebelheld territory the borders jordan and israel alan johnston reports the un's human rights chief zayd alhussein said civilians were being used as pawns in the conflict he said he'd heard that in one area islamic state fighters were preventing local people from fleeing but across the region tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced many who've headed towards jordan stranded in a desert area with no food or water both jordan and israel refusing to allow those fleeing to cross their borders the israelis have sent aid to people gathering just beyond the frontier nearly thirty years after britain's worst sporting disaster at hillsborough football stadium a judge has ruled the police commander in charge on the day can face trial david duck infield will face charges of manslaughter by gross negligence in relation to the deaths of ninety five liverpool football fans world news from the bbc this is wnyc in new york at nine oh four good morning.
Denmark joins some European nations in banning burqa, niqab
"Of a genuine reformer human rights watch said this was starkly at odds with uae's efforts to promote itself as progressive tolerance sort of place alan johnston denmark has become the latest country to ban wearing the full face veil in public parliamentary agreed that the law would come into force from august here's our europe regional editor mike sandra's anyone wearing a garment that hides the face in public can be fine under the new law but it's clearly aimed at muslim women who wear the niqab or the burqa the danish justice minister surin papa paulsen has conceded that he doesn't know how many women it will affect fines will be the equivalent of one hundred sixty dollars for a first defense rising tenfold for repeat offenders denmark is adopted an approach france pioneered in twenty eleven last year the european court of human rights approved a belgium band saying commun will harmony outweighed individual religious expression nyc santa's hamburg has become the first german city to ban some older diesel okaz the restrictions will only apply in certain parts of the city if all is a court ruling earlier this year which said german cities could impose bands to combat air pollution over critics view the move is nothing more than symbolic benching spoke to jillian bone a journalist who's based in hamburg what's happening is there are two central roads in humbug which parts of which are going to be closed off for older diesel vehicles that don't meet the european emission standards six in one of those streets at applies to lorries only anything heavier than three and a half tons and then in the other street that's affected it'll affect all vehicles and presumably people mommy thinking well the cars will just drive down some of the streets instead that's exactly the sense that many people have because we're talking about the city of one and a half million people the two streets that are affected are very busy commuter roads and the affected sections off the streets that will be.