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to already is i'm in many parts of the world where people are saying if my government when took off to my interest then i would look for a strong back if he's a fascist i don't care if you promises to secure the stability of my life and my people i will fight for him i think that's where we're heading and i don't think our leaders have the vision to understand that's the threat that we face. the. leaders in both iraq and turkey warn kurds against going ahead with an end dependence referendum. richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up a second arrest following friday's attack on the london underground the u.k.
threat level remains critical. hamas says it is dissolving its government and shaking up the palestinian political landscape. and crisis grows bangladesh places new restrictions on its growing refugee population. plan for a kurdish referendum on independence in northern iraq an issue of national security prime minister says the vote is a grave mistake the kurds control the large area up iraq along the turkish border the regional government which is based intervale it has scheduled this vote for september twenty fifth for its part baghdad says the kurdish leadership is playing with fire and ron conjoint us live now from our appeal and northern iraq so these are really tough words tough language from turkey saying it's a national security matter what put that in some sort of context for.
what it means is threats against the kurdish regional government. is that they will have to escalate whatever actions they may take if the referendum goes ahead on september twenty fifth just the turkish president it's also the prime minister and other politicians with that have been issuing warnings to the kurdish regional government here now before he left for the united nations general assembly president. speaking to journalists he says he's going to have a meeting with his counterpart in baghdad to try and resolve this crisis but everything that has been happening so far has meant that the kurds are just becoming more and more defiant traditionally that has been a very good relationship between turkey and the k k o g turkey doesn't have a huge amounts of energy reserves of its own so it does rely on oil coming from
this region in to turkey whether that's going to be affected or not because. of this price range we say turkey has been fighting a low level insurgency since the nine hundred eighty s. against the kurdistan workers party within its own territory so clearly it has concerns about any kind of. any kind of kurdish self-determination. emraan there is a lot of pressure international pressure from the u.s. for this referendum not to go ahead can this referendum still go ahead well it. will do more international pressure this paul than the k o g it seems that they are determined to make this referendum go ahead present lawsuit was on he has in fact ignored pleas from the international community he's rejected calls from the u.s. all along there was a plan put forward by the u.k. the u.s. and the united nations to try and perspire in the referendum he rejected that right he said there's no diplomats on allowed to touch what is being seen as
a self-determination he says that we tried to make a partnership with baghdad it didn't work that now simply trying to make is the servants and instead of servants we want to be good neighbors so the language on both sides is all very tough and friend and like i say it's on september twenty fifth it's not you know nine days away so what the international community can do you know just try and stop it remains to be seen it's probably going to go ahead and if it does go ahead the reaction to it will be key it doesn't mean that the kurds are going to pull away and become independent the next day this is a lot of negotiations to take place and that's where the international community can really put pressure what are the borders of this new state if it does happen all those kind of questions need to be discussed ok and she said just nine days away emraan khan live for us in her veil iran thank you. police in london have made a second arrest in connection with the bomb attack on an underground train on friday the twenty one year old man was detained in the west london suburb of
hounslow on saturday night earlier in the day an eighteen year old man was arrested at the port and over again main ferry link to france attack on the line and two injured thirty people. joining us live now from outside scotland yard in london he has been gathering the latest on this what do you know and again. well the police are not really giving away much about this latest arrest they're telling us that it was a twenty one year old man who was arrested shortly before midnight local time here in the u.k. and it was in a place called hounslow as you were saying it southwest of central london and it's also fairly near to a place called sunbury on thames where a property was raided also on saturday an operation that went on for several hours and involved scores of residents around that property being evacuated extremely quickly many of them said they'd been frightened by armed officers telling them
that they had a minute or two to get out of their houses and so it was very scary and very unexpected the assumption from those residents is that the police were looking for possible explosives the police have made it clear that that raid happened as a result of the early morning raid on saturday in the port of dover the early morning arrest i should say of an eighteen year old man and we don't have any details about him all the twenty one year old who's been arrested on sunday of course president trump put out a tweet on friday the day of the attacks saying that the people who carried it out were in the sights of the metropolitan police that's been by many people here the latest to. back down is britons are interior minister the home secretary saying it's never helpful to speculate on an ongoing investigation a copy and paste of what prime minister to resign may said following donald trump's
intervention lots of people wondering whether he had received intelligence that he shouldn't have shared but for the time being we really don't know anything about those two individuals the police are still appealing for information and for images or videos of the incident at parsons green underground station which might help them in their investigation ok live from. i'm outside scotland yard thank you. the palestinian fatah movement has cautiously welcomed to pledge from its rival hamas to hold talks and the general election a mosque released a statement saying it is willing to end its feed with moscow which controls the occupied west bank hamas is also vowed to dissolve its administrative committee which controls the gaza but as deputy leader has called the vow promising positive and promising if true harry fawcett has more from western islam. well this announcement very much hinges on the new relationship between egypt and hamas since hamas changed the wording of its key document in may not talking about the muslim
brotherhood or its relationship to the muslim brotherhood which of course is entirely in opposition with the c.c. government in cairo there's been an opportunity for this warming of relations egypt has been allowing fuel to get in across the rafa crossing into gaza a lot now hinges on the reaction of based in the occupied west bank in ramallah we've spoken to the secretary of the central committee he says that fast i would be one hundred percent behind any such progress however it is a question of waiting and seeing how things progress over the next week in terms of any consensus government being allowed to operate within gaza we have to remember that mahmoud abbas is on his way to new york for the u.n. general assembly where he will be meeting donald trump on wednesday trump just a few months ago in the region was labeling hamas along with a number of organizations in the region as a terrorist group which needs to be driven out so an official reconciliation
between fatah and hamas at this stage could be sensitive in terms of photos relationship with united states we also have to remember this is far from the first attempt to reconcile since the division started in two thousand and seven if you just take one in twenty eleven there was a grand ceremony in in cairo during which all kind of language was was used about turning the page on history about the dark divisions of the past that collapse within a matter of months so we're a long way even from that stage in this potential agreement so far. the u.a.e. has carried out an air raid on the a mini city of aden against forces loyal to the country's internationally recognized president and. the fighting on saturday is the latest in a rift between the u.a.e. and yemen's president of the rebel months or hadi both are members of a saudi led coalition that has been fighting shia rubbles since two thousand. bangladesh has announced tough restrictions on the movement of her head to refugees
crossing over from me and maher the government is setting up new camps to house more than four hundred thousand refugees who have fled violence in rakhine state ahead to have also been barred from using public transportation and looking for accommodations outside of those cramped refugee camps angle that has prime minister is traveling to the united nations general assembly to ask for more help in dealing with this crisis the u.n. says about sixty percent of those who have fled are children. chantry has more from cox is bizarre. i mean protocol on top of us is the shallots out there you can see this is a heavy rain for most of the people living here and just for just saw picked out lane and bamboo stick a lot of those even don't have the population of the children are exposed to them by a damp the day that i have lost several days i was surprised but should a big boy that's been the report of me the spreading out of the family that set up some september back to the nation by the. red cross and others but the callouses
and gone on the distribution process of really is very on organized that's trying very hard to save enough. and the rest and the u.n. agencies are working so hard but it's good this organize local people are bringing in relative they're causing more chaos while they're trying to produce relief out of the proc in the main road and then you have the ideal for still coming in there . for. the last another day. and then that is a controversial move by bank of us apart is a place i want to respect the movement on the way to go from the other side of the country set up what it seven step wise that at that point and johnson that i wonder and got the ball any other place they want to confront in this part of the polling area so they can organize themselves and their oil goes remember states that people with. her hands are flying across the bangladeshi border are also having to
contend with landmines reports emerged last week that man mars army had been planting the mines near the border crossings and fence then several explosions have been reported among those dead and entered our number of bengal daschle citizens who live at the very edge of the border and are sitar reports from southeast bangladesh. on the bottom of the side of the north river a rustic like shattered by events in a foreign land. mom of hashem remembers how proud his younger brother was when he bought his first house. so when the animal wandered off his brother went to find it. suddenly i heard this huge explosion and i saw people come running they were running away from something i went to see what happened and saw some people carrying him he was in pieces. brother had chased the cow over the poorest border into myanmar and stepped on a landmine he lost
a leg and is in hospital fighting for his life just behind me beyond that dirt path is the enough river border between me and maher in bangladesh just a few thousand feet away from the home of mohammad hussian over there you can see several cows crossing back and forth between the river as they graze the myanmar army has been accused of planting the mines to stop growing your refugees fleeing what the united nations has called ethnic cleansing about half a million rohingya are estimated to have entered bangladesh in the past month some of them are fighting back and this bangladeshi man witnessed a strange sight in the head of the killer. i was walking along here for the border when i saw a rowing a man with something in his hand what it was he said it. the developments across the border have caught many villagers here off guard. once
a setting that provided a scenic view for mom and husham the mountains of myanmar are now a source of dread mars with our zero bangladesh. still ahead on al-jazeera india is trying to save a dying like in the kashmir valley after decades of mismanagement and catalonia as rebel mayors parceling a host mass political demonstrations in favor of an independence vote. welcome back as we look at the weather across southeastern parts of asia it is much as you'd expect scattered showers across the philippines some heavy showers across borneo java dry likely to stay that way so it looks like being a quiet one include ching their temperature thirty degrees and heavy showers
through sumatra up through them in a pinch we're going to scattered showers are still a lot of shariat sooty coming off the bay of bengal region in towards thailand now as you move on through into choose stay still plenty of heavy showers expected across this region let's head across into a strait here and here we've got fine conditions across much of the country still some fronts moving through the bite so as we look at the muppets an area covered with high pressure for the most part but we are going to see a change of wind direction once again so temperatures through monday look quite good for adelaide and for melbourne but those temperatures will be dropping away head on through into choosing just twenty one as a high in sydney two and across western australia a pleasant enough in perth with a high of twenty one across into new zealand we've seen a lot of rain here in recent days and it remains pretty stormy as to be said of your circulation of low pressure so both on the slight see some really heavy outbreaks of rain some strong winds expected to not a great deal of change to head on through into choose may just a little bit dry across parts of the south island.
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this is al jazeera and these are the top stories right now turkey has called the plan for a kurdish referendum on independence in northern iraq an issue of national security the regional government in our below has scheduled a vote for september twenty fifth iraq says the kurdish leadership is playing with fire president type but on is planning to discuss the vote with iraqi prime minister body during his visit to the un general assembly. police in london have made a second arrest in connection with the bomb attack on an underground train on friday the twenty one year old man was detained in the west london suburb of hounslow on saturday night and then earlier an eighteen year old man was arrested at the board over. the palestinian fatah movement has cautiously welcomed a pledge from its rival hamas to hold talks and a general election released a statement saying it is willing to end its speed with which controls the high west bank. ousted pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif's seat is up for grabs as voters
head to the polls in lahore for a parliamentary by election sharif's wife. colson was just a front runner for the seat that had a scene as a test of support for washer a fan his pm allen and his political heartland that party this seat was vacated in july after a string was disqualified and dismissed from office by the supreme court over corruption allegations meanwhile in northwest pakistan seven people have been killed in an explosion the blast happened in the tribal area of bashar hyder joins us from los whore and we will get to the election in just a moment first though what do you know about this explosion. where this explosion took place then badoer agent the widgets bargirls bogard gone federally administered tribal. areas of on board according to a roadside bomb. a. long winded bodyguard and driver
all were carried and dad particularly explosion and seven p. berlin voters. are still gathering more on that so that's what you know so far so if we can let's go ahead and take it to where he was are right now in lahore with a pretty big election going on how how's it going with the polling there. the boiling has gone. to all door. president of the military the ranger richard about a military force there that run and the police force and of course this is a crucial election because all for the disqualification of no water should leave it would initially planning to or did brother opt for that particular election however dad did not happen and then midwife board that candidate go is going to be in border and because if you do did that then make sure and it really not be good for
him to go in the general election just a few months away and if you. who ended the next gen richard clarke he had one in the. drawing board then it really improved. as far as the election that concerned and brandy eighteen all right modern life for us i'm a whore thank you. i was once a says largest freshwater lake but now well our lake in the kashmir valley is in desperate need of restoration decades of mismanagement it left it dying and clogged with silt or nerve smith reports from indian administered kashmir. it's water chestnuts season on the lake at the foothills of the himalayas. but the waters are getting hard it's navigate all around as a growing mounds of silt this boy is jumping off one of them. and it's because of these willow trees. but the water was very clear here it was
blue so pondar tells me as we walk over what was once a lake it was a forestry worker in the one nine hundred fifty s. hired by the government to plant willows to lay to harvest for firewood. i planted hundreds of thousands of trees but it was a mistake this has just brought destruction to. my heart that i'm responsible for planting. the willows choking the like. in one thousand eleven will last surface area was two hundred sixteen square kilometers it's now half that. well our is supposed to be a natural flood barrier for the city of srinagar downstream. but the lakes defenses failed with severe consequences in twenty fourteen inundating the city more than three hundred people were killed if you look at the data were there and bear in mind is including the meat you can see there defeat can see of the extreme events including the precipitation cloudburst floods is increasing so when i would have
this type of flooding so little because our produce masses sedimentation is not able to absorb the floodwaters and that will if that is not taken care of that will again lead to the you know massive inundation of the city in a good city. a small section of clear water is the only evidence that anything has been done recently to clean the lake now in recent years there have been attempts to restore light but they have always ended up costing between tens to hundreds of millions of dollars of has never been enough money so this latest project aims to try and persuade private contractors to dredge the water and take part payment of willow trees in return but they're only going to start with one square kilometer we are getting tremendous pressure from public from god would do under to get as early as possible it is one who gives an idea how people are concerned and it will be taken forward the contractor will get two years to d.
silt and up root the willow from there one square kilometer if the scheme works the government will extend it it'll take decades to finish perhaps not enough time to beat the next extreme weather event bernard smith al-jazeera. the kashmir valley. the mayors of seven hundred towns and cities in northeast spain are defying government leaders and the trade by backing the end the pendants campaign in catalonia catalan later say a referendum will be held on october first despite warnings and threats from madrid that the breakaway bit is it legal. from marcella karl penhall reports. we will vote they chant a vote to break away from the rest of spain good people should they threaten them or go see. catalonia as mayors brandishing their staffs of office echo their supporters. more than seven hundred man has gathered in barcelona state
prosecutors are threatening to arrest them if they permit the independence referendum to be held in their towns the central government has declared the ballot illegal didn't think that's. the real doctor i'll sell is the central government regime we live under right now this regime simply did not do enough to rice the author or terry and legacy of the franco dictatorship catalan regional police guarded the mayor's during saturday's protest. within days the same police could get orders to detain them that they never got a list of those threatening to remove mayors is just a fraction of today's demonstration is to show we were not but. the cloud is firmly behind them. and many of those here today say they will not hesitate to take the streets once again if forth ortiz try to make good on their
threats and arrest any of catalonia. some of what we are peaceful we're not violent but they're provoking us catalonia is spain's wealthiest region bigger than belgium with an economy larger than greece or portugal it has its own language and culture you know family what the others i know we want to divorce from spain will be good neighbors but each want on their own patch you know the problem is spain doesn't that divorce and plans for the breakup turning into an increasingly bitter fight. and while just zero spain. at least ten people died in cuba one hurricane devastated parts of the island last week thousands more lost their homes and livelihoods liana reports on the long and expensive rebuilding process. the night hurricane body in the town baker richards kept making bread and through
the storm became too strong to continue within hours your mom had destroyed his bakery in with it the only livelihood he's ever known. we have to start slowly rebuilding now first i have to fix the oven which is the main part of the bakery now comes a lot of work and sacrifice so that we can start over. others lost even more. a few blocks away us money shows us where his house used to be the only thing to salvage before the roof away with fridge in a washing machine. is overwhelmed by the power of the storm the strongest on record to form in the atlantic thousands of homes here lost their roofs and several hundred collapsed entirely people fear their lives will never fully recovered from the impact of this vast storm and given cuba's already struggling economy there are potentially more serious problems ahead and every day without doubt the tourism
industry in this area is vital for the economy of the province and of the whole country there are already specialized teams working to start recovering and repairing and we hope to be ready to face the tourist high season very soon as we do every year how quickly the local economy and body and is able to get back on its feet will depend largely on what happens here this road leads back to one of the most important tourist centers in cuba a range of pleas that dot the northern coast of the island no one except officials has been allowed back there since the whole area was evacuated before the storm hit in fact as you can see the road there is still closed but reports point very serious damage in the tourism infrastructure there. are now the most urgent needs include securing you know food the agricultural sector was also hit hard prompting fears of food shortages in the months ahead. who may have seen those says he lost some two thousand of a car goes nearly his entire crop. across the province hundreds of thousands of
hectares have been damaged or destroyed. the government has begun the recovery effort and local say they have done what they can to. our enemies he was just a matter of doing what we would. have nothing to come from the government. but a week gone many body in are still without power and running water and the outlook in the small town is grim. most have little choice but to wait for the state to reach them. in cuba. united states police fired tear gas trying a second night of protests against the acquittal of a white farmer policeman accused of murdering a black man at least thirty people were arrested in st louis missouri jason stokley was clear cleared of shooting dead anthony lamar smith six years ago prosecutors have rejected calls for a new civil rights investigation. the united nations wants
a democratic republic of congo to investigate reports of the end discriminate killing of people from burundi at least thirty six for in the end demonstrators and a conga lays army were killed during fighting on friday and south kivu province thirty forces confronted protesters trying to stop the expulsion of four people from burundi jason stearns is the director of the congo research group at new york university center for international operation and says there's a bigger political picture to consider. it must be said on the issue of whether these people were actually g.'s or not most of them were not living in a refugee camp they were staying in host communities most of the people apparently were of the ethnic group. many tutsi. now have gone over towards the opposition although it's a mixed picture and burundi. and so it's possible that some of those refugees felt that they were being targeted by the early government that want to go back and to call these government then collaborated with really government back in general in
the past several years the congolese government has been a friend of the government in fact as he said the president has come under increased international criticism the congo is one of it it's one of those remaining allies in that and so it's interesting that this is happening at the moment in the eastern congo there have been accusations in fact that some of the people who carried out the killings were not going to leave but actually soldiers dressed up in call these uniforms and so as i said it's a confusing situation but a very great while. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories turkey has called the plan for a kurdish referendum on independence in northern iraq an issue of national security prime minister says the schedule for september twenty fifth he says it's a grave mistake the turkish president. planning to discuss the vote with the iraqi
prime minister hyder on the body during his visit to the u.n. general assembly and non-conscious and. this is likely to be a ratcheting up of the diplomatic language already there of womanhood saying this isn't the time to go forward with all of this we need a much more planning if you're going to have an independent state against an independent kurdish state but they say it's not the right time however the current language the language we're seeing the last twenty four hours not just from the. in the president as well is a lot stronger than we've ever heard before police in london have made a second arrest in connection with the bomb attack on an underground train on friday a twenty one year old man was detained in the west london suburb of hounslow on saturday night earlier an eighteen year old man was arrested at the port of dover the palestinian fatah movement has cautiously welcomed the pledge from its rival hamas to hold talks and a general election a mosque released
a statement saying it is willing to end its aid with pottle which controls the occupied west bank. has also vowed to dissolve it's a ministry of committee which controls gaza. leader has called a vow positive and promising if it's true. bangladesh is restricting the movement of more than four hundred thousand or a hinge or refugees from the camps and its border areas prime minister is traveling to the un general assembly to ask for help and dealing with the crisis. the un has called for an investigation into the killing of thirty six demonstrators by soldiers in the democratic republic of congo fighting broke out with kong alise troops after a group which included burundian refugees stormed a jail in the east of the country. and voting is underway in the pakistani city of lahore for a parliamentary election a former prime minister nawaz sharif's wife colson laws as the front runner for the state the vote is seen as a test of support for a new washer a thinness p.-l. and party and his political heartland those are the headlines news continues after
al-jazeera after work on china's democracy experiment you better. understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to al-jazeera. tens of thousands of demonstrations erupt across china each driven by anger over corruption and the illegal sale of communal land. has failed to make an impact but in two thousand and eleven one village defied the odds. that concert religious rose up demanding the return of their land calling for their leaders to step down.