tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera September 14, 2017 10:00pm-10:34pm AST
the tourist cells and they means us them are battling what we're trying to do is really energize them insist that it's like a rocket that can recognize a cell says like a heat seeking missile finding the council power that's exactly you've had some pretty amazing results on this you know they're making it look you know you know techno this time. suicide bombers launch a rare attack in southern iraq killing more than fifty out of checkpoints and restaurant. alley there are you watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up. a fire
kills twenty three at a malaysian boarding school most of them teenagers traps in a dormitory. north korea and iran dominate the agenda at a meeting between the u.s. secretary of state and his british counterparts in london. and white independence is not proving a blessing for bob as it were faces the enormous task of rebuilding after her. iraq or at least fifty two people have been killed in a suicide attack in the south of the country the attackers targeted a restaurant and a police checkpoint in the southern city of nasiriya at least ninety others were injured eisel has claimed responsibility. there were four buses of iranian pilgrims the gunman boarded the buses and sprayed those inside with bullets others
in pickup trucks drove by and fired on people then they walked into the restaurant and opened fire on people inside the young the old they spared no one everyone was killed. well meanwhile the future of a united iraq is looking ever more uncertain as tensions continue over a controversial referendum on kurdish independence the iraqi parliament has voted to remove the governor of kirkuk from office after the province voted to take part in the september the twenty fifth. iraq's prime minister had our body has been authorized by parliament to quote take all measures to preserve national unity zero as iraq can is an appeal and has more on the day's events in iraq. southern iraq has been spared much of the violence that the rest of the country has seemed to in the west and in the north and now this attack took place just after lunchtime gunmen attacked the checkpoint which leads into southern iraq and then two suicide car bombs exploded outside a restaurant full of taurus the death toll currently stands at fifty we are
expecting that to rise the health ministry said there are a number of people with very serious injuries now iraq as i say has been spared much of the violence and i still have claimed responsibility for this particular attack now they do claim responsibility for a number of attacks not just here but abroad as well but it is likely to be an isolated attack this is a message really from the group saying that you may have beaten us into law for in mosul you may have surrounded us in the last remaining stronghold but we all still able to attack you in places that you wouldn't expect so now that's a real challenge for the iraqis do they move troops to the south or do they continue their battle up in and trying to take them out there now whilst all of this is going on the still political machinations occurring here in erbil in the last few hours brett mcgurk the special representative to the the u.s. special representative to the anti eisel coalition has been speaking he's been speaking about the referendum for the kurdish independence which is due to take
place on the twenty fifth of september he says that they don't want the referendum to go ahead and he's presented a plan from the u.k. the u.s. and the u.n. to president was on it is only really one country in the world that wants to see this referendum go ahead it's israel everybody else would like to see this referendum be postponed they say it's bad for the region stability. twenty three people including twenty one teenage boys have died in a fire at an islamic boarding school in malaysia students and teachers could be heard screaming for help as the fire blocked the only exit to the dormitory which had its windows covered in metal grilles. reports. it took more than an hour for firefighters to put out the flames at the. school in kuala lumpur by then many people mainly teenage boys had lost their lives. such as.
we can see from a certain angle their hands waving out for help we had no choice but to ask them to jump out and we tried to catch them we did try to enter the house but the fire was too hot until certain point there was a blackout when that happened things started falling apart we withdrew after that the fire started near the dormitory on the top floor first thing in the morning and quickly ripped through the entire building. going to be interior of the building is one hundred percent destroyed the mattresses books and all other things in the room were damaged but the cause of the fire is still unclear we're still investigating it would have been difficult for the boys to escape as the rooms had barred windows and the fire blocked the only exit i could think of the escape through the window we dismantled the window grip opened the window and climbed down on a pipe we forced the window grill open at that time we couldn't think much. a fire
department representative says their bodies were found on top of one another suggesting there was a stampede to try and get out the fire chief says the school should have had two fire escapes but it appears a building codes were not properly followed the initial investigation done by all. issued by local government and also by departments across investigation got some. i know men men and he showed that. a community religious leader led prayers for the students he described the boys as cheerful when they held religious events in the community a happy group many of whom have now lost their lives under tragic circumstances. young al-jazeera. two more muslims have died making the crossing from bangladesh bringing the number who drowned since the start of the crisis to. one of
those who drowned when a wooden boat capsized on the river. hundred thousand minority. to crack down three weeks ago after a. number of police. assistance in bangladesh has traditionally been quite complex the government has. preferred to certain choices in terms of our presence on the ground and so forth this was before this big emergency i think that now that the emergency requires a very urgent response presence very quickly we've had already an airlift of goods from the emirates other organizations are also sending goods and i think that we're going to. very quickly. there is time to chandra he has more now from. bangladesh.
this is. very still. trying to cross the border into. trying to cross in a mine explosion. the u.k. foreign secretary. cheney needs to be more to help the rich. nobody wants to see a return to military rule in burma nobody wants to see a return of the generals but it's also vital the civilian government
and that in that is to. as i say i have a great to move on but it is vital for her now to make clear that this is an abomination and that there is people will be allowed back boris johnson made those comments at a press conference with his u.s. counterpart rex tillerson in london north korea and iran dominated the agenda at their talks is john hall reports. but a busy day of diplomacy here in london the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson in town and strong words on both iran and north korea talks began early in the morning with a visit to ten downing street to resume a the prime minister affirming the u.k.'s belief in the importance of the nuclear deal that iran struck with world powers as the best way of assuring that iran does not achieve nuclear weapons while rex tillerson in a press conference later was a little more circumspect about that he said that the nuclear deal was still under
review by the trumpet ministration that you have to take into account the totality of threats posed by iran in terms of its adherence to the full spirit of that deal and that as long as for instance it continue to support bashar assad in syria will that make it rise to questions about its head here and to the spirit of the deal this is what boris johnson the u.k. foreign secretary had to say about that. the iranians have got to behave and fulfill their side of the bargain and they've got to stop being a venturesome expansionist and causing trouble in the region whether it's in yemen or syria or anywhere else and on north korea the talk was about boosting pressure on pyongyang following on from those un security council sanctions the eight set of sanctions imposed on the country the strongest sanctions ever imposed on any country according to boris johnson how to implement them importantly how to bring
china in to encourage china to do more there was none of the fire and fury rhetoric that we've heard from the trumpet ministration in the past this was a call towards engagement towards dialogue along with representatives from france we had a very substantial meeting to discuss how to increase that diplomatic and economic pressure on the d.p. r. k. and also how we can work together to relate messages to the regime in north korea that we need to stand down your program and engage in dialogue to find a way to a peaceful resolution a senior russian negotiator says his country together with turkey and iran is close to finalizing an agreement on deescalation zones in syria they're discussing the details at a meeting in the kazakhstan capital assault it is the sixth round of talks aimed at ending more than six years of civil war representatives of the syrian government and opposition groups are also attending. that was it and that's the way i want to
say that the main task of this international meeting on syria is to finalize and create always ends of deescalation to draw a line under all the work which has been dug in the last four to five months since a memorandum creating deescalation zones signed on the fourth of may well desirous shall stop it has more on that from the start. certainly a positive tone at the end of the first day of talks here in a star from the head of the russian delegation president putin special representative to syria alexander love reactive saying he wanted to draw a line by the end of the top saying under this plan the full of the four deescalation zones inside syria a plan that was signed by russia turkey and iran in may he said a lot of the focus of the talks today has been with respect to who could potentially monitor these areas he said that he presumed there would be a role for the iranians the turks and the russians in monitoring these areas and
this flies in the face of what the opposition of thus far said demanding zero a role for any rain in forces on the ground in those areas is also so lever and ships say this been a lot of focus on the province of labor which is included in this deescalation zone a plan problems there because a lot of the groups the opposition groups there are deemed to be terrorist organizations affiliated with al qaida. that's what the international community says and it's also what the syrian government says meaning that these rebel groups could well be viable targets and there are concerns of course for the hundreds of thousands of civilians that have fled to this area looking for security we also spoke to a member of the opposition delegation a source there who said that he was quietly confident that the opposition delegation could well sign at this agreement on the full day escalation zones by
the end of tomorrow and that's when these talks are scheduled to end. and still ahead on the program survivors calm down also over whether their concerns. and putting the fear into fashionistas why new york city's plans to move its garment district is wiring. hello and welcome to international weather forecasts it's looking pretty stormy across more northern parts of europe deep area of low pressure has rushed across the north sea through up into the baltic into the gulf in the region and some pretty cold air digging down behind it we're going to have northerly winds coming in for the next few days so i think summer as well and truly disappeared for many
western areas fifteen degrees at best across the u.k. further south pretty chilly across much of france too out there in plain temperatures not to banish me but we have got some pretty heavy showers right at the base of the trough maybe more eastern areas looking fine there thirty one in bucharest and still looking bright in kiev in ukraine heading on through into stuff it front moves further in we've got that low pressure clearing away across the baltic region and still across western areas it remains pretty chilly with the risk of some fairly heavy showers coming down from time to time with some hail mixed in on the other side the mediterranean still relatively fine thirty two inch should be a decent day in car little bit cooler has been thirty four we keep those sort of temperatures during saturday central parts of africa we still have plenty of showers shelf across down towards the center of republic and also cameroon further towards the west and settle across parts of west africa i may pick up one or two showers in bamako in mali.
russian filmmaker under a necklace of continues his journey across his homeland to discover what life is like under putin during his travels he meets christians and muslims patriots and separatists i told the southeast we're on our side when i arrive i notice something completely different someone to leave putin's russia but for others the russian passport means hope and a chance of happening in search of putin's russia at this time on all jazeera. are again undermines at the top stories here on al-jazeera at least fifteen people
have been killed in two suicide attacks in southern iraq a restaurant and a police checkpoint near nasiriya were targeted. twenty three people including twenty one teenage boys have died in a fire at an islamic boarding school in the malaysian capital. and a baby was among two more referendum muslims to have died making the crossing from me a marked by. bringing the number who drowned since the start of the crisis to eighteen . u.s. president donald trump has denied reports of a deal to protect undocumented young immigrants known as dream. democrats announced that an agreement had been reached to protect nearly eight hundred thousand young immigrants using a program the president said last week he would scrap. you know deal had been finalized but agreement was close and it would include a provision for border security. sure where. you're getting that border patrol work you know
a man or doctor woman got up when you're eight hundred zero zero zero zero zero year old school room so were you nervous when you know your girls were going to get the borders secured for them that was exactly. what i want to. live in africa but how close up the white house so somewhat confusing this kimberly where are we now is that progress toward some sort of a dale. i think the only thing consistent about this day and this whole debate back and forth about who said what to whom with regard to whether there's a deal on dakar deferred action on childhood arrivals is that the president has consistently been changing his mind what we've seen is a vacillating position and mission when he met with congressional democratic leaders here at the white house on wednesday evening they put out a press statement saying a deal had been struck on this program put in place by barack obama that allowed
about eight hundred thousand children brought to the united states illegally by their parents growing up here want some legal status to work and to go to school additionally that was supposed to be a deal according to the congressional leaders but donald trump saying on twitter by the time everybody woke up that in fact there was no deal as you heard there in that clip you just played the president say well maybe there's a deal but it's only if i get some assurance about border security and possibly funding for the wall which would come later and then the president landed in florida and said no no deal at all unless it includes funding for my border wall to stop illegal immigration along the southern border very confusing for reporters very confusing for those who are hoping to have some sort of legal status and certainly it leaves a lot of people in doubt about how this moves forward and probably presumably confusing for members of his own policy what are they thinking about all of this. members of his own party are furious there is some consistency there donald trump has often been accused of not being
a real republican and i think that some of the far right conservatives are irate use this as an example of how the president doesn't represent many in the party given the fact that they see this is rewarded for illegal behavior in their view this is amnesty but also to more moderate republicans the so-called establishment republicans like the speaker of the house paul ryan not very happy either but for a different reason they don't like that they were left out of these discussions said he in fact reminded on capitol hill the president that any legislation that's made in the united states involves the congressional majority which right now is the republican party which the president says he represents but seems to have quite a different stance so moving forward to it seems that things are even further it out than they were about twenty four hours ago in the future status of those who previously had protections under doc up into place by barack obama all right kelly how trying to make sense of it all for us that at the white house thank you well president trump has just left florida and in his third visit to the hurricane damage state in less than three weeks before leaving the president the first lady
and vice president has about sandwiches on the dollars to people living in a mobile home community we've been affected by the hard one hundred nursing home residents have now being relocated and thousands more of being wanted to almost the deaths of eight people at a rehabilitation center on wednesday off to its last power. well a caribbean island is appealing for help to rebuild after the devastation caused by . some of the other affected islands the territories which receive financial assistance from wealthy a mother countries like the u.k. but babita is a tiny independent online and says it needs outside help as john heilemann reports . prime minister gaston brown has brought other caribbean leaders to see what's left of the island. it was hit with the maximum force of hurricane brown says help is urgently needed today is what i considered to be a mangled wreck in order to restore it in order to rebuild and to ensure that we
can. it will take any norma's amount of resources. electricity phone lines of people's homes at damaged or gone the situation so precarious the entire populations been evacuated turn which emerged unscathed brown who is prime minister of both islands says it will take more than two hundred million dollars to bring back to life. the government's trying to take the positives out of the fact that more than ninety percent of buildings here damaged they want to implement an ambitious rebuilding program with high construction standards to guard against future hurricanes and one hundred percent green energy for the island the problem with that is cash they say they don't have anywhere near enough while other island nations devastated by the hurricane like martin and the virgin islands belong to receive help from developed countries doesn't have that support those islands are
dependent territories they have them other countries to assist they have britain they have the netherlands france and a case of and again a small independent country with very limited resources. civil engineers have started work anyway assessing the damage house by house they're optimistic about the possibilities how long do you think three build all of these buildings. depends on if i look depends india i believe within twelve months. most of it could be that . not just homes but also jobs have been lost fisherman's boats lying ruins. really earned a living from his taxi that's gone now well right now i'm feeling very very good because what happened since that. has this is the way.
right now and there's not much i can do right now until. i don't know how soon we going to get back to back you would. that's the question all of the putin is living in government shelters with relatives or asking the prime minister says hopefully in a few months but even then the rebuilding could take years john home an al-jazeera . on official inquiry has opened into fires a london tabloid that killed at least eighty people. many of the residents of were from poor backgrounds leading to accusations that the government and the government negligence was responsible for the disaster are you k. correspondent bobby phillips reports we want to know the trade they argue it's a cover up before it's even begun but some martin mull back says he is determined to find out the truth his inquiry began with a minute's silence an acknowledgement of how much suffering the grenfell tower fire
has caused the inquiry cannot undo any of that but it can and will provide answers to the pressing questions of how our designs through this kind could occur twenty first century london. and provide a small measure of solace in moments of martin more break will investigate the specifics how the fire started how it spread how the emergency services responded but also the background did the refurbishment of the tower make it more dangerous where safety regulations observed how did the local and national governments react after the fire no one in this part of london can forget what happened how could they with this reminder looming above them so martin will be will face a great deal of suspicion from the community here many people feel he is too much
part of the british establishment and they wanted an inquiry with a broader remit that would have looked at questions of social housing even wealth inequality in london at a neighboring church a special screening of the opening of the inquiry it's going to be long it's not going to be a short short. process but yes i'm glad that we start and i feel fairly positive i don't think we can have our forces heard see the justice we want smarted more because disappointed residents by not including advisors who represent the local community he says he has to be impartial but he offered words of reassurance. the common go we are all searching after the truth about the cause of the fire and the massive loss of life caused and we owe it to those who died and to those whose homes have been destroyed to work together to
achieve that goal the inquiry has no power to punish or compensate there are likely to be separate criminal trials to do that establishing the truth won't console everyone it might just prevent similar disasters in the future party phillips al jazeera in west london. council and pro independence leaders have lost their campaign for a yes vote in a referendum planned for october the first they say if they win the vote they will declare independence from spain within days central government says the referendum is illegal and must not go ahead the parties opposed to independents are campaigning and a crowd for a boycott of the fight. now new york fashion week has wrapped up with the usual glitz and glamour that makes it one of the world's premiere industry events but some in the industry are worried that new york city could lose its status if its iconic garment district is relocated city officials are pushing for. real and is
under reports from new york. it's one of the most anticipated events in the apparel industry new york fashion week designers from around the world revealed their clothing lines for the next season the week long event generates more than nine hundred million dollars for the city. but this year there are concerns about the future of where all the high end fashion clothes are made city officials are trying to relocate the famous garment district out of manhattan and convert the prime real estate that is now manufacturing space into housing and offices gabrielle ferrara hopes run one of the largest luxury manufacturers in new york they've made clothing for designers like calvin klein donna karan and vera wang she says moving the district would ruin the fashion ecosystem in new york the garment district is here for a reason manufacturing owners in the workers are here because they need to be close
to clients things to be close to source and travel and they need to be close to their workers if you go anywhere else in the world she will not find the ability to create a luxury garment the way we do here over the years the number of garment workers in new york has fallen drastically from about three hundred thirty thousand at the peak in the one nine hundred fifty s. to about sixteen thousand today but while cheap mass produced clothing was shipped overseas to china. new york still dominates high end luxury manufacturing that requires specialized workers the only rival being italy. this industrial area in brooklyn is where the city wants to move the garment district it's called sunset park while most clothing manufacturers are against moving new york city's garment district here there are a few people that see opportunity. just ramona is a seamstress in the garment district and she supports the move china open plain as
a post because it's just more feasible. believe in the business the bias they will come to brooklyn now the city is still reviewing the rezoning plan manufactures uncertain about weirdo and many are holding on to hope new york's garment district won't go out of style any time soon gabriel's and zero zero zero york. just had her mind you can of course find out much more about many of the stories we are covering by going to our website pages looking like at the moment on the address to click onto out there dot com dot com. and reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera at least fifty two people have been killed in two suicide attacks in southern iraq a restaurant and a police checkpoint near the southern city of nasiriya were targeted at least
eighty others were injured many of them seriously and the number of dead is expected to rise so as not attacks in southern iraq are rare posted a statement on its web site claiming responsibility. there were four buses of iranian pilgrims the gunman boarded the buses and sprayed those inside with bullets others in pickup trucks drove by and fired on people then they walked into the restaurant and opened fire on people inside the young the old they spared no one everyone was killed. tensions are rising over a controversial referendum on kurdish independence the iraqi parliament has voted to remove the governor of kirkuk from his office after the province voted to take part in the september twenty fifth referendum but the governor insists he won't leave his post and the kurdish president massoud barzani has also condemned his removal. twenty three people including twenty one teenage girls have died in a fire at an islamic ording school in the malaysian capital kuala lumpur the fire
blocked the only exit to the dormitory which had its windows covered in metal grilles the u.n. children's fund is calling for new fire safety procedures to be established and enforced in all malaysian schools. a baby was among two more range of muslims to have died making the crossing from miramar to bangladesh bringing the number who drowned since the start of the crisis to eighty eight died when a refugee boat capsized almost four hundred thousand afloat since the military launched a crackdown three weeks ago after a hindu fighters attacked a number of police posts. u.s. president on the trunk has denied reports of a deal to protect undocumented young immigrants known as dreamers earlier democrats announced an agreement had been reached to protect billy eight hundred thousand young immigrants are the program the president said last week he would scrap translators said no deal had been finalized an agreement was close and it would include a provision for border security. or at those are the latest headlines here on out
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