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fiction and cisco networks are making it happen. because when everything is securely connected anything is possible and there's never been a better time to change the world. provocation from pyongyang kim jong un fires yet another missile over japan triggering a new round of international condemnation. hello i'm maryam namazie this is al jazeera live from london also coming up despite
police just doing a deal i did everything screening the police down for the suspects behind a london tube bombing twenty two people were injured when the device exploded during the morning rush hour. amnesty international says it has evidence mia security forces burned range of images as part of an orchestrated campaign. and the independence question iraq's kurdish parties meet for the first time in two years as opposition from baghdad mounts. the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says north korea's aggressive regime threatens not only the region but the entire world comments call off the pyongyang five yet another missile over japan the second in less than a month the u.n. security council is due to meet in the next few hours to discuss this latest provocation will be live in new york in just a moment with more on that first though craig gleason has this report from tokyo.
the missile launch followed a familiar pattern it came early morning two minutes before seven local time with japan in its path launched from the capital pyongyang the missile through three thousand seven hundred kilometers over the northern japanese island of hokkaido reaching a height of seven hundred seventy kilometers before crashing to the pacific ocean. just minutes after sirens sounded in who is a public alert was issued residents had mixed feelings. against the just doesn't feel real i really don't know what it'll do it gives me the shivers i feel like telling them to stop it now the response from neighbors was swift south korea's national security council held an emergency meeting the country's new president ordered to counter fire with a missile test of its own the drill was pre-planned in preparation for another north korean test but. just not calling again fired
a ballistic missile obviously disregarding the international community's criticisms and warnings and the un security council resolutions such continuous provoking actions by not go to your c.d.'s that's the peace and stability of korean peninsula and the international community that our government sternly denounces and express anger over the missile launch made also instructed the nation to analyze and ramp up preparations for new forms of threats from electromagnetic pulse and chemical attacks arriving in tokyo from an economic summit in india japan's prime minister immediately called for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council. north korea has trampled on the international society's strong desire for a peaceful solution it's reckless act is absolutely unacceptable we will request the security council to hold an emergency meeting. he's urging the international community to act as one against north korea and wants the u.n. security council to implement the latest sanctions against the country the u.s.
secretary of state is calling on all nations to take new measures against north korea specifically he said china and russia must indicate their intolerance for these reckless launches by taking direct actions of their own this is the second ballistic missile to cross japan in less than a month it comes within twenty four hours of north korea threatening to sink japan with nuclear weapons a threat japan takes seriously now that it believes north korea has the ability to miniaturize its nuclear weapons and place them on top of ballistic missiles like the one which crossed the country today craig leeson al-jazeera tokyo. rose and jordan joins us live now from the united nations in new york and we were just hearing in craig's report of the call by japan for an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council but what are they expected to do or say well it's not clear if there is going to be any decisive action coming out of this
emergency closed door meeting at the security council in about two hours time r.e.m. but clearly given the timing of this latest intermediate range ballistic missile four days after the security council passes a new set of incredibly tough sanctions according to diplomats this is of course a matter of law are certainly there's going to be a lot of discussion about whether sanctions should be tightened certainly there will be discussions about possible other options but in terms of actual action by the security council it's probably fair to say that they're going to come out and tell reporters that they're going to keep talking. of course hearing about the new round of u.n. security council sanctions against the regime in north korea doesn't seem to have done much to influence that behavior if anything it's inflame things even further. that's right mario course after monday's vote imposing these new sanctions which of
course includes a partial oil embargo refined petroleum products are not a wild to be sold to the north korean government any more as well as a cap on the numbers and of people who are allowed to leave north korea to work in other countries because their income basically supports the nuclear weapons program within four days it's pretty unrealistic to expect any come close of impact on north korea's ability to continue developing its program but north korea very quickly criticized the sanctions vote on monday promised that there would be some retribution for that vote so the question really comes down to now is another round of sanctions going to be entertained by the security council or will diplomats listen to the russians and the chinese who say that it's not enough to impose
sanctions even though they're opposed to the nuclear weapons program these countries have been arguing that perhaps there needs to be some sort of dialogue and that some of the onus for making that happen should be on the united states which has been very very vigorous in leading for increased sanctions pain on north korea roselyn jordan and united nations thank you. a blast on a london underground train as a terrorist incident the explosion which happened on the district line in the city's southwestern a busy morning rush hour injured twenty two people. minister has convened the emergency committee on a b phillips has more. it happened on london's underground a twenty in the morning the height of the rush hour if this was a deliberate attack and that's what the police believe it was time to cause maximum
casualties. this is what we believe caused the explosion just as the train came in to pass in the screen station a pocket still in flames moments later when a passenger on the train filmed it on camera but the damage to the surrounding carriage is slight perhaps someone intended this to be a much more serious attack injured and frightened people fled the station some had burns there was panic several people rushed to hospital and almost immediately. people shell shocked and when i asked what what happened they talked about an explosion in one of the carriages. yeah that with three one of the carriages we had a back and all of a sudden a fireball just came. and it was so hot and it just involves the whole. the whole just coming everybody screaming. and we run out and. we just we were right at
the end of the cheap so we just we just jumped the fences and just ran. this is a leafy residential part of west london a long way from the city center so people who live around here are surprised and alarmed that something like this has happened and the police have sealed off a large area around parsons green tube station. meaning an awful lot of disruption to people's lives we are treating the matter as a terrorist related incident and the metropolitan police counterterrorism command will take responsibility for that investigation the prime minister held an emergency security bt the peace and security services are obviously doing all the work to discover the full circumstances of this cowardly attack and to identify those responsible and i would urge any members of the public who have anything mation or footage about what happened this morning to pass it to the. recent
attacks in london and in manchester have put the british authorities on heightened alert around the world the chief trade attacks back in two thousand and five the so-called seven seven attacks in which more than fifty people died but the advice from politicians and the police is for people to go about their daily lives and across this city today that's what most londoners are doing to be phillips al jazeera pass in the street in london. joins us now from pastas green in southwest london what's happening there now me. as you can probably tell from the view behind me just over my left shoulder the cordon that has been surrounding parsons green station throughout the course of the day has now relaxed significantly we're only about one hundred fifty or two hundred meters away from the station entrance itself and those barbs indicate a degree of confidence when it comes to the investigation in the aftermath of the blast took place about eight twenty in the morning local time the investigation of
course has been gathering pace and speed the a tremendous amount of attention is being paid to the train to the platform itself but also specifically to the improvised explosive device it is of course a wealth of forensic evidence that leads to several other different channels that police have been exhaustedly taking a look at we know that specialist detectives have been drug. today and we know that specialists also from m i five the u.k.'s domestic intelligence agency are focusing on this incident and we are at the moment waiting especially to hear more details about exactly what the police have uncovered what is crucial for them now though is to make sure that any sensitive information remains within the police's control to avoid potentially compromising the hard work that they're currently doing. and you know the developments perhaps some concern from the authorities about u.s.
president donald trump's tweets and response to what happened. was very quick to respond to this incident he tweeted a little bit earlier on in the day that the met police here in london need to be quote tougher and smarter in order to avert any kind of incident like this in the future he also suggested that scotland yard which is the h.q. of the met police here in london may of warranty had a potential suspect in their sights that something that the british police have not made public and not shared with us it does bring back memories of what happened in the wake of the manchester attack earlier on in the year when the authorities in the u.s. shared information with the u.s. media identifying that attacker before the british police had made it public because at the time a huge diplomatic spat between london and washington and temporarily led to
a suspension in the sharing of intelligence between the two countries there has already been a degree of frustration shown from to reason maybe the prime minister about anybody perhaps compromising the hard work that the authorities here are doing most certainly they're going to make want to make sure that any details that they do have remain under wraps until the time is right because the last thing they want to do is compromise the work that they're doing particularly if they have their sights set on an individual or individuals. southwest london thank you. amnesty international is use satellite imagery to highlight what it calls an orchestrated campaign to bun range of villages in myanmar the rights group has detected eighty large fires in iraq and states since august twenty fifth when a military crackdown began myanmar's army says it's targeting armed groups in the area almost four hundred thousand range and more than half of them children of fled to bangladesh in the past three weeks we've documented through through
a number of different sources it's really clear campaign of the consing by the media more security forces. rakhine state it's on fire we document the least eighty large scale burnings across the whole state. but it's very very difficult to conclude that there's anything else but a deliberate effort by the me of a military to to drive or hinge of their own country. by any means necessary tanya choudhry is on bangladesh's border with me on mine. i mean shop. on my backside on the other side of the border in between is the enough about now you can see behind me smoke rising this i realize has been done by the myanmar security forces within the last several days thousands of people are trying to cross into buying of those through this river crossing many of them are unable to cross because the boat men are charging them exuberant prices ranging from eighty dollars
two hundred dollars this people are poor that cannot afford to cross because the prices are so high and a lot of this people need to be transferred into the official or in the quote appalling area where there's presence of international donor agencies right now they're in the marcy of the local donors people from local community are providing them fresh water and food most of these people are a woman and children some elderly people that desperately need aid need to be mobilized and move from this area into the official area along otherwise they won't get the kind of how the need. to support corroborates what we are saying and our contacts and myanmar are saying the same thing the messes up people have gathered and they're trying to cross into bangladesh the where the flow is going within some time that number could very well rich into one million. want to tell you about.
twenty. degrees. hello we may well see one of two showers in the forecast across parts of the middle east they're few and far between as you can see largely clear skies no great surprises here might just catch the odd shouts wards. maybe into armenia and maybe just sliding a little further south was northern parts of iraq but then areas of iran could just catch the odd row welcome i suspect having said that further south well kuwait city with a top temperature around thirty nine degrees celsius similar temperatures to you
across the arabian peninsula thirty eight in abu dhabi here in doha will have a high of around forty or forty one over the next few days perhaps more cloud just around southern most parts of the peninsula and hazy sunshine remaining in the forecast plenty of cloud across southern parts of south africa over the next day or so this massive cloud is just diving its way in across the western cape and it will continue to push further eastward so space some heavy rain across southern parts of south africa through saturday the southern cape the eastern cape seeing some rather heavy showers then over the next day or so but elsewhere the sunshine the warm sunshine will continue shells meanwhile continue across central parts of africa further heavy downpours across the gulf of guinea across much of west africa.
the philippines is asia's largest catholic priests are treated like gods but the church has a dark secret one used investigate sexual misconduct inside the most powerful institution in the philippines at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera the top stories this hour the u.s. secretary of state has condemned north korea's regime off to pyongyang five anonymous cyle of which are planned rex tillerson says the regime's oppression
frightens the entire well. british police are treating a boss in a london underground train that injured twenty two people as in there was a terrorist incident. and amnesty international is using satellite imagery to highlight what it calls an orchestrated campaign to button range of images. the iraqi kurdish part of mint is meeting for the first time in two years it may vote on whether to hold an independence referendum later this month plans are opposed by the iraqi government in baghdad as well as iran and turkey iran khan joins us live now from arab ellen and ron tell us more about who's that today. well i can tell you that the parliamentary session has been underway for about an hour but there is one key really about who's inside that building behind me it's who's not in the building behind me the second biggest kurdish party garonne have actually boycotted this parliamentary session they say it's not time for the
referendum and yet they have a slogan says no for now they say that actually there are problems between the kurds themselves that need to be addressed and they say that this might be a power grab by president resigning to try and shore up his position now he's been absolutely blunt in the last few months or vent diplomatic efforts to try and stop him from making this referendum happen it's jude to take place on september twenty fifth the international community have all said to him can you please postpone this the u.s. the u.k. the u.n. to put a plan to him for postponement he's rejected that plan as you say iran and turkey as well against the referendum happening however the lawsuit is on he say it's going ahead we are passing this law now now this is a constitutional requirement because baghdad passed a law saying that the the referendum was actually illegal that was a few days ago they then passed another law saying the governor of cook needed to
be removed from his post really key here it's disputed territory the iraqis say it's federal iraqi territory the kurds say it's part of their territory and they go to put ballot boxes down in kirkuk for people to be able to vote now that's been rejected by politicians from kirkuk the arab list and took when she have said they won't take. in any referendum vote other kurds have said they will take part in kirkuk it's going to be a flashpoint the kurds have already sent troops to kirkuk ahead of any potential referendum happening and it's one of the big shia militias has said that if a ballot box takes place the view that as an act of aggression but right now they're talking inside the parliament a vote will take place the meeting as i said for about an hour and a half now so the vote should take place fairly shortly we are expecting it to policy unanimously. position as you've been saying from the central government in baghdad also concerns about this from iraq's neighbors could there be further
obstacles to it taking place. what it was really depends on war iraq does next and what baghdad does next was this is past eight makes it constitutional for the kurdish problem to be able to say yes the vote does play take place on september twenty fifth what options then does baghdad have does it have political options is there any kind of negotiations that can take place that can persuade the kurds to pull off the referendum it's unlikely that they'll be able to the council the referendum it seems that there was a referendum at some point but whether it happens on september twenty fifth all really it depends on what baghdad can offer the kurds and right now they've been trying to offer them things concessions on things like how much money they get from the federal government hasn't happened so it looks likely the bugout is running out of options in the code to take advantage thank you very much imran khan with all the latest on that story from erbil. i'm moving to afghanistan now where the air force has received its first black hole helicopters from the u.s.
in the latest step towards modernizing its fleet but it will take months before the aircraft can be used as jennifer cross explains from kandahar. the afghan air force says it can change the shape of the fight against the taliban and other groups especially here in kandahar southern afghanistan this is one of afghanistan's few fighter pilots he and his family have been threatened by the taliban so we're protecting his identity. this time in the mountains around the rom's here he told me the people he's bombing aren't just the enemies of afghanistan that the enemies of humanity he said that he's proud his country now has airpower to stand up to them for decades afghanistan relied on these soviet helicopters but a lack of spare parts means these m.-i seventeen's will eventually be replaced with us blackhawks captains of our much more your has been an air force mechanic for more than thirty years. with the wealth go to get excited about new aircraft the only way any will get peace in this country with the new technology. but the
afghans still need a lot of help they can't maintain and fly all the aircraft they have themselves so u.s. advisors and international contractors fill the gaps to build an air force in case time is difficult it is a multi-year process to try to do it during wartime is is offer to lead an effort. american pilots fly with afghans on training missions to hone their skills on this flight air traffic controllers guide the plane around active battle zones. ground crews don't just have to learn how to load planes but how to transport live ammunition to soldiers in the field and for military families perhaps the most important mission is bringing the fallen home second lieutenant dick roula was killed in fighting in central afghanistan his remains are being returned to him in the northeast. many afghans say they want faster larger aircraft but the americans say this fleet is capable and sustainable. motel your plan is to double the number
of aircraft and increase personnel by fifty percent here at kandahar air field that means the afghan air force is going to need more space and they plan to take it from the other side of the runway there there's going to be offices training facilities and room for brand new helicopters the first blackhawk flights are expected to start next year it will take years to get the new helicopters fully in service in the meantime the afghans are making the most of what they have. jennifer glass al jazeera at the kandahar airfield afghanistan. and nigeria four hundred thousand women die every year due to but for later complications in many of these cases they simply can't get near enough to a hospital to get help catherine so explains from sokoto. bucky's sumanda is four months pregnant and wants to give birth in this government run special maternity clinic in socket a state it's new and the only one offering women different options of giving bath including how they would at home but who has six other children half of them
delivered at home chose the match right away. i want to give birth on the mats because it's comfortable and it's what i'm used to at home i think the nurses will take better care of me here in the united nations says one hundred forty five nigerian women die every day from birth related complications it's one of the highest rates in the walls this is one of the biggest hospitals and for women from the state come here to have a baby for many. home because much more. far away we need. to finance. this woman's baby died a year ago because it to cut too long to get to hospital after she developed complications at home she says ignorance of the artist seat of men are the biggest problems in conservative communities like cause. some husbands don't allow their
wives to go to hospital i'm lucky that my husband allows me some women even think that at the hospital the doctors will injure them here garb and his wife is almost you listen kinley as a traditional path attendant and courage is them to go to hospital ali she also shows them how government supplied tools if for any reason she'll help deliver the baby at home. because i'm educated i understand her issues are important i will give one hundred percent support to any initiative that will help my wife and children doctors say the plan is to eventually have maternal health clinics in every village and involve the communities more. villages and young girls for. qualification is that you have to follow village come over be trained in coming to do free and then back to the come back at the special clinic but.
first pre-bought consultation the midwife hopes she comes back her baby is born some women never do katherine sorry al-jazeera nigeria. now spacecraft has disintegrated saturn in a final blaze of cosmic glory and takes a look back at its twenty. at mission control in pasadena california they watched the last seconds of radio signals from cassini project manager on ever so quiet maybe a trickle of clemency left but just heard the signal from the spacecraft has gone within the next forty five seconds there will be space. i hope you're all as deeply proud of this amazing accomplishment congratulations to you all this is been an incredible mission an incredible spacecraft and you're all an incredible team i
mean to call this the end of mission project manager arpanet. this team has watched cassini travel seven point nine billion kilometers since its launch in one thousand nine hundred seventy three to one. it took a cd seven years to reach saturn it as it settled into war but around the ringed planet cassini launched the horgan's lander onto the surface of titan suddens biggest moon. over thirteen years the mission has sent back spectacular images from the other side of the solar system. covered in snow and ice this is in salad us another of saturn's moons it has powerful ice blasting gazes on the here scientists believe there's water and so a chance to look for traces of life and on titan cassini revealed
a climate similar to primordial earth it's why cassini can't land on saturn it may still carry microbes from earth that could affect an alien ecosystem because of the importance of in solid us that cassini has shown us and of titan another potential world that could be habitable for life perhaps not like we know it but perhaps completely different than ours. we had to make decisions on how to dispose of the spacecraft. and that led us inevitably to the plan of taking cassini and plunging it into saturn. cassini's final mission was twenty two dives between saturn's rings and surface then it flew into the planet's burning up misfit. burnet smith al-jazeera.
and i look at the main stories making news u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says north korea's aggressive regime threatens not only the region but the entire world is comments come after pyongyang find yet another missile over japan the second in less than a month the un security council is due to meet in the next few hours to discuss this also in jordan is that. but this is going to be a closed door meeting to talk about what other avenues the security council has to try to persuade to give up its nuclear weapons program or at the very least according to russia and china to be willing to engage in dialogue with the security council and perhaps more particularly with the u.s. and with south korea but police are treating a blast on a london underground train as in their words a terrorist incident the explosion which happened on the district line in the city
southwestern a busy morning rush hour injured twenty two people the british prime minister says the official threat level remains at severe which means an attack is likely but not imminent. amnesty international is using satellite imagery to highlight what it calls an orchestrated campaign to ban revenge of villages in myanmar the rights group is detected. in state since august twenty fifth and a military crackdown began. me says it's targeting armed groups in the area. and the french president has called for the lifting of the saudi led him go on cata emanuel made the comments in a presidential statement released after his meeting with shaikh to mean benham had a funny in paris. well that's it for now but the news hour is coming up and just less than thirty minutes time off the inside story which is coming up next
a bit later on do stay with al-jazeera bye for now. north korea fires another missile across japan the second in less than a month world leaders have condemned the launch south korea says it's now impossible to talk to pyongyang so where is this crisis heading and how close are we to wall this is inside story.