military base. and deep beneath the streets of london to see how the most advanced railway system is taking place. >> and hitting back at doping allegations saying they are a joke. could be the victim of a conspiracy dozens of titles may have been won by cheats. >> hello our top story. u.s. and russia have offered their support to gulf states as the region deals with conflict and crisis. the country's top diplomats john kerry and sergey lavrov, have attended a conference in doha. intelligence training and special forces training for his gulf allies and he reassured the allies that the recent agreement
with iran would create stability. hashem ahelbarra has the story. >> john kerry is trying to convince long standing allies that iran's nuclear deal with world powers will bring peace and prosperity. >> translator: the five other european countries have technology and knowledge in the nuclear field. the countries of the council welcomed it on this basis and what john kerry demonstrated about iran's development of nuclear weapons and also the direct inspection to stop them obtaining nuclear weapons. we hope for more than this. not only for iran but to remove them from the middle east. >> reporter: in a bid to allay their fears the u.s. has offered to sell advanced weapons and upgrade the region's defense capabilities. >> today my counterparts and i discussed the steps we will take and how we intend to build an
even stronger more enduring and moreus on our cooperative counterterrorism, counterinsurgentscounterinsurgency an -- in the region. >> interfering in the region. accusations dismissed been iran which has recently called for more cooperation with its neighbors. russia could be the country to bridge differences between iran and its arab neighbors. foreign minister sergey lavrov says russia is willing to help negotiate political deals in syria and yemen. >> we have always been in favor of the bloodshed stopping in
syria and we are not giving any kind of any unconditional support to anybody except to the syrian people. the main threat in that country to our mind and in the middle east as a whole is that which emanates from the so-called islamic state. >> reporter: and agreement between all sides in doha could put an end to the long running civil war in syria and increased fighting in yemen. >> the policy of the united states with respect to syria is clear. we believe that assad and the assad regime long ago lost legitimacy. in part, because of his regime's continued brutality against the syrian people themselves. and that has been a magnet for foreign fighters. drawing them to syria fueling the rise of daesh. and other violence extremist groups. and since there is no military solution to syria's challenges
there has to obviously be a political solution. >> reporter: the u.s. says iran's nuclear deal is a good one but arab leaders feel the opposite. their biggest concern is iran building strong ties with the west and with positioning itself as the most powerful country in the region. saudis say they will do whatever they can to match iran's capabilities. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera doha. are sued led coalition air strikes have taken control of the southern province of lahich air base. nearby training camp in houthi rebels, port city of aden which the houthis lost control of last month. yemen analyst adam barra explains why the latest advance is strategically significant.
>> this isn't just an airstrip. this is a very significant perhaps one of the largest if not the largest military encampments in the entire country. you've had resistance forces and indeed a lot of media saying the antihouthi forces have taken control of it. the houthis are actually denial that they have completely lost control of aden so there's a huge media war going on as well. that being said, regardless of the different media reports it is very clear if the antihouthi norsesforces haven't taken control of this area now they are on the start to doing it. managed to take control of aden a few weeks ago for the first time since the military led operation began you see the houthis on the defensive rather than the offensive. and there is this widespread eve if this war the end to the war consume
is nowhere site. >> a syrian fighter jet has crashed into a busy market in idlib province leaving at least 27 people dead. went down in the northwest town of areha. osama ben javad has more. >> this girl is looking for her father. many of the children were rescued wounded and in shock. their helpers didn't seem sure where to take them for help. >> translator: it is a popular market that is packed with vendors who you can see are under the debris. the war plane its pilot hit the market and damaged it to a degree. >> many more were wounded. when it carried out the air strike the war plane immediately went down. bodies of people are still under the rubble. and a makeshift hospital nearby
the injured were treated. most hospitals in idlib have been destroyed. activists say it is a deliberate action by the government. they said they witnessed a real strategy of terror orchestrated against the syrian government against the people of the area. the town was under attack by the syrian air force at the time of the crash. rebels say they are shot down the plane. some think the jet may have developed a fault. >> when the jet are sent the missile it fell where it carried out the strike. >> homes shops and market stalls were all destroyed. are. >> i was with my nephew on the sidewalk and felt a huge explosion. then i found myself under the debris. the guards came to rescue me.
>> reporter: no longer a syrian strong hold now controlled by opposition fighters. that's why since may government attacks have intensified and hundreds of civilians have been killed. osama ben javad al jazeera. >> meanwhile syrian officials told al jazeera the government of bashar al-assad could be a partner if it a much more collaborative road ahead. zeina khodr now reports. >> the yrnt government is taking credit for pushing out -- the syrian government is taking credit for pushing out the kurdish fighting force ypg joined the battle with help of u.s. led coalition air strikes. separate zones in hasake, it was part of an understanding from preventing the city from
becoming yet another battle ground. that only fed suspicions, now an official from the ychg's political party the ypd said the threat of terrorism means it would partner with any group including the syrian government if it's committed to a democratic syria. >> anyone who are ready to work for democracy who accepts the diversity with the syrian people of course we are ready to coordinate with them and now as i mentioned i maybe told you some examples with the opposition and also with the syrian -- with the regime. >> the kurds may be a minority in syria but they have become powerful players in the conflict. territorial gains over recent years allow them to enjoy political autonomy.
they didn't fully join efforts to overthrow the gift. instead they managed to expand into areas where the regimes retreated. leaving the kurds to fill the vacuum. >> for regime it was important because they didn't want to fight on several fronts. and what their main calculation probably was if the kurds would capture those areas then it will lead to tensions between turkey and the kurds. >> reporter: the kurds haven't just created their
autonomous region. zeina khodr, al jazeera southern turkey. >> let's speak more about this from assel ashraf. thank you for coming in to speak with us. syrian fighters, do you think they would have been able to carve out the territory they already have including recent gains in the city of hasaka without there being some sort of tacit cooperation? >> it seems it depends how you define cooperation. they have often exploited the government's attacks against daesh so they can take territory. they're not opposed wasted their energy fighting government forces when they could much more effectively fight daesh and get the territory they need closer to home. so they haven't gone towards damascus when instead they have
concentrated on the border regions which are much more important to them, the kurdish regions. so i think there's a de facto cooperation because they are both fighting a common enemy. there is no evidence so far of a deal being done or even you know any communication coordination happening. >> there's no evidence of that. but the kurdish ypg has been the most effective ground force in the fight against i.s.i.l. how might the deal between the u.s. and turkey impact the ypg advance? >> well, that's the change that's come about in turkey's approach to daesh to syria in general. and that is driven by a number of factors which are -- go beyond just ypg. certainly ypg and the pkk are now feeling a lot of pressure from turkey, indirectly one could say from the u.s. but certainly from turkey.
>> could that potentially push them closer to any lingts with damascus? >> well, in theory it could. but i'm not sure that damascus would want to do any deals with the ypg unless it's for a tactical reason. because clearly the ypg wants syrian territory and damascus doesn't want to lose any more syrian territory than it already has. >> well, assal ashraf thank you very much for sharing your perspective. >> pleasure. >> much more to come. life in the jungle we speak to migrants in the calais camps who are desperate to make their journey over to the u.k. south african julius malema calls for his day in court when his corruption are case is adjourned until wednesday.
now, the u.s. president has unveiled what he says is an ambitious national plan to tackle climate change. barack obama announced even toughers to power plants than previously are required. it's an important way to deal with global warming. >> the layman's way of saying that taking 166 million cars off the road. by 2030, we will reduce premature deaths from power plant emissions by nearly 90%. and thanks to this plan there will be 90,000 fewer asthma attacks among our children each year. >> al jazeera am patty culhane was listening to the president's announcement and has more
details. >> an impassioned speech from u.s. president barack obama to try and curb climate change. these new rules focus on coal fired power plants. that arise nearly 30% of the nation's energy. basically he's saying to these power plants they have to figure a way to cut emissions by 32% in ten years time. this is not in fact going to become the law of the land because it's likely that at least half of the u.s. states are going to sue the federal government to try and stop this, it's probably going to end up in the supreme court and getting to that point will be four or five years, and by that point there will be a new president who will rewrite the rules. >> joining us, william schneider, how difficult is it going to be for president obama to implement this plan? >> theoretically, it's easy to do. it's a presidential order, it is a regulation, it does not have to be approved by congress. they would never approve it,
they are controlled by congress. but it is very easy to stop things from happening in the united states. as patty culhane has already mentioned, many states have already great suit, against regulations that the president promulgated in 2011, because he didn't take cost into account. states are refusing to cooperate, waiting the president out hoping a republican will get elected and nullify these rules saying we're not going to enforce them anymore. there are ways in which these things can be held up. >> it can be held up. it is the u.s. supreme court that has the final say can it be shut down by a republican president even before we get othat point. >> yes exactly. that's what a lot of republican governors are hoping for particularly in coal-producing states which is a lot of states. they call it the war on coal.
they won't cooperate until what they expect a republican to be elected in 2016. they're certainly very hopeful about that and if there's a new president all he or she would have to do is to say these are no longer in effect because they are presidential orders. >> as you say there are some states that are very unhappy about this, many states who focus on producing coal for fuel because it's cheap and it's he and it's already an existing source of powell. when you look at the situation across the u.s. right now would you say that the willingness to do month to tackle climate change by and large? >> there is growing willingness is what i would say. there's growing willingness because more and more americans believe the problem is serious. the difficulty is even though most americans believe the problem is real, do you believe it is human cause they're not so sure, when they are asked do
you think there is anything mankind can do about this, they are skeptical barriers to really taking this seriously. the president actually compared this to terrorism which is a lot of people think is stretching a bit but he says climate change produces instability all over the world and instaibility gives inestablished gives rise to terrorism. that's a reach of. >> we've reached kind of a milestone if you like, in the way to approach power production. if we to see a republican president, would the party be moving to a more centrist position and than hard line positions in the past? >> you mean republican party? if there's a republican president who acknowledges the
reality of he climate changes and says we have to do something about it, the republican party would fall in line but there is a real split in the republican party, some rallying behind donald trump an implausible candidate, because they don't like the alternatives. they think that even a republican party could carry his party with him. >> thank you very much, william schneider joining us live from new yorknew york. >> the head of the taliban party has resigned due to the appointment of mullah mansour as president. presence of mujahideen and their strongholds. he was the highest diplomatic
representative, his resignation is sign of deep divisions over the death of mullahah omar. jennifer glasse has the story. >> the new leader has sent letters to individual leaders while some taliban commanders have accepted mansour he of course was mullah omar's deputy, as the new leader, others do not. there is a division. in hellman province, not only do they not accept mansour as the new leader, but they will actively fight if a new political situation is not brought about quickly.
peace talks were put on hold, afghan government is committed to peace talks and hope they will come forward but there is concern who comes to the peace talk. a splint ter movement would be difficult to, heavily in afghanistan, all throughout this period so a very, very complicated situation splits in the taliban commanders on the ground here, over whether they should support the new taliban leader in the wake of the news of mullah omar's death and the whole peace process now thrown into a whole state of uncertainly. unsernt. uncertainty. >> charles stratford reports from the channel tunnel's french encumbrance in calais.
>> ahmed insists we hide his identity. it's taken him four months to travel across western asia and europe. he must get to the u.k. >> we want to go to the u.k. to make our life easily to bring our family, if the situation is go so we are want to go back to our country. >> many of the people living in this camp seem to be genuine asylum seekers fleeing political persecution and conflict in their respective countries and they say the reason they want to live in the u.k. is because they want to be in a english language speaking country where getting refugee status is easier than in france. >> so the u.k. need to look closely at whom it wants to ask for asylum, maybe take those
people in england look at their request, if they don't fit the bill then yes send them back to wherever. i mean i don't know. make the decisions. and france need to do the same thing. you know if today you decide to ask for asylum in france because you're tired of trying and not succeeding to go to the u.k. your first appointment to register your asylum request is in november. >> of course there are many people here wanting a better job, a better life in the u.k. so-called economic migrants. they say it's easier to find work in the u.k. than in france. the u.k. government has offered france help with security but says all europe should pep help find a solution. local officials in calais totally disagree. >> translator: this is totally a british problem. what they don't understand is everyone in europe sees it as their problem.
they can't consider calais as a suburb of england. we're not in u.k. and we'll never be. >> men try to grab onto a passing train prepared to risk their lives for a life in britain. areahmed says he will do the same. charles stratford, al jazeera calais. hit by a sandstorm left hundreds of people in needs of treatment for breathing problems and dehydration. the sandstorm also caused disruption in in the capital oman. >> on the people side. ordinary puerto ricans take a hit as the country goes into default for the first time in its history.
>> beyond the verdict and on the streets. >> there's been another teenager shot and killed by the police. >> a fault lines special investigation. >> there's a general distrust of this prosecutor. >> courageous and in-depth. >> it's a target you can't get rid of. >> the untold story of what really happened in ferguson. >> they were so angry because it could have been them.
>> welcome back. you're with al jazeera. i'm mary a&m nemazee. let's take you through the top stories. the u.s. and russia have pledged to help the gulf states. anti-houthi forces have taken control of military base in the south of the country of yemen. president obama has pledged to cut carbon emissions in the united states. more than 75 people have been killed in india where the worst damage is in the state of west bengal and manipur where disasters have happened in myanmar and heavy rain in
northern vietnam have flooded coal mines spreading toxic moans into people's homes. caroline malone reports. >> floodwater as high as rooftops. this is sagang province, hit worst with floods. high water levels pushed dams to breaking points and that's contributed to floods in parts of bago region. >> translator: there is too much rain here this year and the dam here has let out water so it's flooded because of that. >> reporter: thousands of people have left their homes many of them found shelter in a monastery. 300 homes are also known to have been destroyed in rakine state. there are fears more people are cut off from help. roads are submerged and bridges washed away. >> one of the greatest challenges is this is affecting a wide range of the country so it's access to assessments and
to get supplies in. the government has been working on preparedness because natural disasters are part of the life and the environment here. and this time round government has reached out and is accepting support, encouraging support from all humanitarian actors, united nations and other partners. >> people affected by india particularly those hit by flash floods in adisha state say they need more help from the government. >> we are laying out in the open. we have no help from the government, no food to eat and not even tarpaulin. >> heavy rain has affected northern vietnam an entire community was buried last week. >> translator: my house is buried under mud soil and rock. i don't know if we can go back
there. the flooding has been going on for a long time. >> the coal contaminated water threaten health and environment. back in myanmar they say it's the worst flooding in decades many areas have been declared national disaster zones. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> scorching heat, but not just the hit protesters are upset about. imran khan reports. >> the protests have been sparked by the lack of electricity. but the corruption is what is underlying the protests.
>> it is enough. the people we have elected have done nothing to change our lives. >> reporter: the protests are largely spontaneous. encouraging more people to come out on the streets. analysts say government is wearing thin. >> there is nothing the government can do in the short term. everything the protesters are complaining about require systematic changes. this government has huge issues with corruption, antiquated practices and there's no money in the budget due to fallen oil price he and a spirit of the situation that is deteriorating. iraq is a young democracy but patience is running out with those in power. >> reporter: it is likely that the protesters will continue. what's worrying with the government is even where support is strong, anger and frustration is likely to spear protests,
nothing is being done to de redirect the frustration that is shown. >> police want to question an individual over hard line links to a jewish organization. candlelight vigil in jumple over a girl -- jerusalem over a girl who was stabbed at a demonstration. prime minister benjamin netanyahu has declared the attack as a hate crime. 175 people held by boko haram fighters have been released, boko haram commander was captured in the army raid
ahmed idris has a report from abuja. apologize for nam we'll that. julius manema, face charges of racket eager fraud corruption and money laundering. report on where the trial is being held. >> reporter: opposition leader are julius malema might not look it but he's facing serious charges, including corruption, money laundering and recognize it eagerracketeering. after previous postponements of his trial which have lasted
months mallerma's not being available for weeks mallerma says he wants the charges separated so that he can have his day in court. he was the president of the youth wing of the ruling african national congress before he was kicked out. after falling foul of the party leadership. >> we want the president to answer a simple question, when is he paying the money as directed 50 public protector. that's all we're asking. >> honorable mallerma. >> then calling for south africa's president jake open jacob zuma to answer. mallema told his supporters outside of court that his trial is politically are motivated.
>> let me be arrested and prosecuted for my sin because i know my conscience is clean. i have nothing to hide. >> reporter: but the national prosecuting authority say the charges are valid. the judge will decide on tuesday whether the trial will be immediately reconvened. al jazeera. >> for the first time in its history puerto rico has gone into default after failing to pay back a $58 million debt. only managed to make a partial payment of around $600,000 to the public finance corporation. the island's economy will be affected by this default because the majorities of the country is owned by regular puerto ricans. andy gallagher is this an escalation of the crisis the island was suffering from, what does it mean for puerto rico?
>> reporter: well, it's no surprise, if you consider the statement that governor padilla made at the end of june when he said puerto rico was in a death spiral. they missed a payment of $58 million but they owe something like $78 billion and that really brings home the entire situation. i think this missing of this payment, now that the island is officially in default that brings home the entire situation, it is ordinary puerto ricans that will be deeply affected. the country relies heavily on government jobs and the government will have to go through restructuring that means teachers and public sector workers going up, taxes on food and drink across the island have already gone up over the past few weeks and it is those people who will suffer but remember puerto ricans are american citizens and this island has been losing 50,000 residents per year and that is a continuation
that will go on into the future. they are losing people. that is their tax base. often highly educated people, the economies is continually spiraling into this fiscal crisis. many people say puerto rico has to are more on investment from outside sources but this it's going to be years in the making. puerto rico the government at the moment are scrambling to try off debtors some kind of restructuring deferring payments perhaps but for sure puerto rico is going to go through years of pain and suffering before the economy kicks back into a good form. and this economy here has been tanking really for the past ten years. >> it's been -- yes as you say the economy has been in crisis for a while now unemployment is high people have been going abroad in search of stability.
it now needs a serious year of of overhaul. what's the next step in reinventing itself, in restructuring its debt? >> well, i think it depends on the plan the government comes up with. by the end of this month. and really, the future of this island is in the hands of just a few of those leaders. and many people here don't have cftionconfidence in them. but economists i've spoke to say, look, we need investment from china. they can't declare bankruptcy, they don't have that kind of protection and with $70 billion in debt it is a serious situation that's going to lead to higher unemployment, the exodus over the next few years. the population is around 3.5 million and they think by 2030, that will drop to around 3
million. the people are highly educated, that is a tax base that's being eroded the whole time. we'll see what the restructuring program is by the end of this month. but it will be painful. much of the employment is with governmental bodies, the electricity company here owes $9 billion. schools will have to close public services will get more expensive. life will get harder but there are people here who feel there are investment opportunities this island needs to change its mental approach become more reliant on the public sector. but years of suffering nears of -- years ahead of pain and suffering before we get to that point. >> andy gallagher thank you. killings without legal authorization, in a report
published a year before rio de janeiro is due to host the olympic games the rights group say police often use unnecessary and excessive force. neavment said victims w police intentionally used weapons to execute them. mexico southeastern state of ver ah cruz, more than 30 journalists have fled the state latest is rubin espinosa. he was found dead on friday. >> even in death espinosa takes his camera with him then in mexico city where he fled to. >> it's hashed to -- hard to do
journalism or even live in ver ahveracruz. i had to leave because all journalists experience here, he killed the 13th journalist in the state. >> he became the 14th. along with four other people on friday. fellow journalists gathered in mexico's main avenue to mourn and protest his death. still here to show their anger over what happened with rubin espinosa their colleague. mexico city is meant to be a safe haven for journalists under threat on other parts of the country and that's really been shaken by what happened in this part of the country. they know what happened to rubin could happen to any of them. mexico is the most dangerous four journalists. >> when they confirmed his death
it made me very afraid. killing him for me was a message. they're saying even if you run away we'll find you and they did the same to rubin. >> duarte's administration might be dangerous according to a prominent human rights group. >> especially from the government can, this is something we have designated for the last five years. it's well spread over the whole country not only in the northern region, pretty many in every single state you'll see the case of a killed journalist or a kidnapped journalist. >> reporter: very few of those crimes have been solved. now there's another one on the desks of the very authorities that many mexican journalists have come to fear and mistrust. john holman, al jazeera mexico
city. >> now hacking is usually associated with illegal activities. now a group in the u.s. is trying to use its technological skills for the good of the community. john hendren went to meet them in chicago. >> christopher whittaker arrived in his job to discover the state of illinois was living if a time warp. >> this computer 1995, got a monitor bigger than my head. i had more power in my cell phone than i did on this system that i needed to use to hail my neighbors. >> he joined the civic hacking movement. by day hackers like whittaker are computer programmers regular citizens. by night they vow to come t in their own pecular ways,
something their employers don't have the power to do. >> sending requests to multiple apis. >> such as the obamacare are website, healthcare.gov. >> we're government let's make this work together. let's roll up our sleeves let's do something. if we just sit back and wait for the government to do this, government will continue to operate like it does right now. and for a lot of people it's not operating very well. >> here in chicago civic hackers have created computer applications like my building doesn't recycle which allows you to report building scoff laws.tance they can access. >> from that, you may not be eligible for our program but
here are some agencies you may be eligible to get some services from. >> if you live here you can use the same system government bureau accuracy use. but since most users don't have internet access or a smartphone, the hackers have come up with a system from the internet illiterate. you can send a text message and find out what benefits you're eligible for. the group code for america has 20,000 hackers in 105 cities around the world all volunteering to do for their communities what their governments cannot. john hendren, al jazeera chicago. >> still to come for you on the newshour the cycling race that came to a painful end for many of the sport's top writers plus. >> i'm tarek baizly bazley. the train system that will soon
new rails wind their way throwd the heart of the city. >> the biggest challenge has been constructing this massive type project in an area of london of already dense infrastructure. and at the design stage the alignment had to be decided in terms of horizontal and vertical alignment to avoid interaction with any existing foundations or any existing tunnels. >> eight laser guided tunneling machines removed more than 7 million tons of earth. the walls of the tunnels were sealed using 200,000 concrete segments. at the same time, engineers have been working on an all new digital communications network the first ever to control all aspects of a railway line. this computer network needs to be able to handle the data of more than 250 passenger information displays, more than 600 internet telephones and more
than 1600 high definition cameras all simultaneously. >> routine maintenance is done a lot quicker problems are dealt with quicker hd pridz more hd provides more passenger safety and provides realtime information the operators make decisions a isolated to prevent it from being hacked. >> all systems are closed off. there are only a few terminals that have the ability to log on, usb ports are disabled so they r have zero ability to be hacked. >> tarek bazley, al jazeera below central london.
>> the sport now with andy. >> negligent over drug testing laughable, tozs of medals have been won by cheats, the victim of conspiracy, would answer allegations made by british newspaper and german tv station. they gained access to the results of blood tests of 5,000 athletes which are suggested of experts of highly suggestive of doping. they question that. >> when people say there are medals to be redistributed from 2000 to 2012 is disgusting, if we prove that someone was doped it made me laugh that the iaaf, just three weeks before the world championships there is
something behind it. >> let's hear from hayer zebelts, he believes the iaaf hasn't taken the situation seriously enough, and needs to be reformed to ensure all sports are drug free. >> i think the reaction is ridiculous he has received some years ago already a warning from the ioc because of alleged taking money for very strange reasons. so i would be very carefully withcareful withthese sort of people. and actually, we have provided such evidence, we never claim it is legal proof but we say there is enough evidence, there is really so much suspicion that we have to consider that a big part or a larger part of events like the world championships and the
olympic games between 2001 and 2012 have been contaminated by doping. there is always a risk that the federation is hard to fight against doping because it could damage their image. so from my understanding it is much better that you take away the doping control test and other regime from the federations to an international independent body, such as the world doping agency. then you would have to change the structure of the world antidoping agency. there is a clear connection between the federations and the wada. they should understand that doping is a real serious problem for whole world not only in
athletics but in all other sports. >> also been hearing from the head of the international olympic committee who insists his organization is doing everything they can. they have to wait for investigation of those crimes. >> if there should be cases involving results at the olympic games the ioc will act with zero tolerance. with our usual policy. but at this time, we have nothing more than allegations. >> an indigenous australian footballer who has been the subject of a fierce racism debate, is expected to return saturday. after several months being booed by rival fans they believe the abuse was racially motivated.
his club is sydney swansea. the incident that triggered the unrest a player had just been sent off from the israeli side near the end of w tempered game, are fourth red card in the game and some fans decided they had about enough. the players managed to escape unharmed. american pharoah has made a return to the track. the triple crown winner dominated the haskel winning in front of 60,000 people at monmouth park. (f) painful end for many of the riders with just nine of the field actually reaching the finish line in normal time.
a incorporatenorthern to turn. fewest had to ride over the wheels of one of his rivals to make it up. to keep an eye at 4 it's not just sharks that they have to worry about on the waves but the sudden appearance of a man on a motor bike. this time a bike modified with sceesskisto ride the waves. that is your solution to beating any upcoming train strikes that might go on in london. >> i wouldn't want to go out on the thames.