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of hundreds of thousands of right to fly to bangladesh. a war crimes prosecutor says the levels of sexual violence committed by both sides in south sudan's civil war are the worst plus. conservationists battle to save what was once asia's biggest freshwater last. time i saw a signal that it's ready to end a longstanding feud with its palestinian rival fatah the group which has ruled gaza for ten years has agreed to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and held elections which controls the occupied west bank has welcomed the move but asked for clarifications reports from. the pressure has been mounting on hamas the results of ten years of israeli and egyptian blockade
have been intensified this year by rival palestinian faction fatah the fatah leader palestinian president mahmoud abbas has cut salary payments and electricity supplies attempting to pressurise hamas into giving up its sole control of gaza hamas turned to egypt which pushed the palestinian reconciliation. we responded to these efforts and made a brave decision to dissolve the administrative committee and now there are no excuses for a bass and a bass has one choice only to respond positively to achieve the palestinian dream of national unity. that dream was written by gunfire in two thousand and seven when hamas prevailed in street battles and the political division between god. in the occupied west bank began repeated attempts to reconcile have collapsed this time fatah says it's ready to send its officials to gaza that plans are in place for the unity government to get to work its no matter of details. we now look
positively on this but we need clarifications and the clarifications should come from the guarantor and the mediator which is egypt some of those who potentially have the most to gain from any deal between hamas and fatah and the hundreds of thousands of gazans who live in refugee camps like this one but over ten years of separation and economic blockade they become used to being let down. they certainly borne the brunt of the palestinian authority's recent pressure tactics four hours electricity a day has become the norm this on top of a crippled economy which is left mahmoud and his four sons among so many others in gaza without jobs. reconciliation could solve the power problem it could solve the water problem the markets are empty because people have no money no regular salaries people live without being able to plan. their remains much to resolve such as who has ultimate control over the armed wing of hamas what
happens to the tens of thousands of hamas employees who till now have been working in a parallel administration to the palestinian authority is in the details and once. tried to figure out the issue of future palestinian. the issue of how last forty five forty three thousand employees and. other issues that might be a big problem other issues loom not least tell mahmoud abbas handles relations with the u.s. and israel both of which describe as a terrorist group gazans though they're more interested in decision could make any time now to lift the recent restrictions and make their lives a little better. al-jazeera. so how do we get here well hamas took over gaza in two thousand and seven after a war with fatah the fighting followed parliamentary elections which hamas won the two parties couldn't agree on how to share power though the conflict weakened the
palestinian authority leaving it only in charge of palestinian territories in the west bank which is occupied by israel since march last year hamas has run girls under on and minister to committee which is seen as a rival government to the fatah dominated palestinian authority in the west bank but as you've been hearing from us now says it's dissolved this administration to allow a unity government led by mahmoud abbas to assume responsibility in gaza hamas has also agreed to hold general elections and. adviser to palestinian president mahmoud abbas says elections are important for a future unified government. we are very optimistic but we would like to see that first step takes place we are ready the consensus government is here and it's going to travel quickly to gaza after a long and long period of saying and not doing the only thing is that step which
might take place to morrow i mean it just is i'm not talking about weeks we're talking about something that could happen very very soon once it happens once the consensus government a government that has mass had accepted every one of its ministers it's been chaperoned by egypt also what's this government really starts ruling gaza and the west bank to start developing problems. economically start solving the economic problems of the gazans and that that first step will set real optimism for the second step which is the elections a step that we have called for for a very long time and now from us accepted legislative and presidential elections will bring back our elective democracy and will bring back more support from the people to a unified government. to bangladesh now where the government has announced controversial restrictions on the movement of ranger refugees crossing over from. it's sending up
new camps to house the more than four hundred thousand refugees who fled ethnic violence in iraq and states according to state media the red hen job barred from using public transport and looking for accommodation and sign these crime to refugee camps and whether she's prime minister shake a scene or is traveling to the united nations general assembly to ask for more help to deal with the crisis the u.n. has warned that about sixty percent of those who have fled children and they are facing severe health concern. heavy monsoon rains in bangladesh have added to the misery of hundreds of thousands of. refugees living in conditions almost eight centimeters of rain fell in twenty four hours and more rain is predicted over the next two days. and water.
every day. trying to get relief to growing. every day. the red cross. and the local agencies everybody is working very hard but. with this private trucks trying to deliver. people died in the stampede one woman children at the same time in a controversial have told the police to arrest the movement of the royals across the country. and all the. other parts of the country have started the registration process that started several days ago they want to register each and every road. so they can keep an account where they are who they are and they want to confine them within the. areas they don't want them to
move around the country they wonder eventually able to send them back to me and this is a proof to show that these are me on my rock during our refuges who have crossed over to bangladesh and the mayor in marseilles i don't want. to cross the border and refugees will be stateless people stuck between the two countries. human rights groups say thousands of women have been raped and sexually assaulted during the four year long war in south sudan and those are just the ones they know about they blame the abuses on government troops president salva kiir and opposition forces loyal to former vice president. many civilians have fled to safety in neighboring uganda from where malcolm webb reports. florence walked through the bush for two days in south sudan these sandals to get to the safety of this refugee camp in uganda she told us that was after five government soldiers
gang raped her along with four other women who changed her name and hidden her face . my husband was following the should behind us when he came and found these men on me he told them to stop. immediately and killed him. we had many similar stories from the people in the camps men tortured or killed and women gang raped by government soldiers he told them all ethnic groups other than there should leave south sudan people in this tent and all arrived within the last couple of days there waiting to be registered the u.n. says more than a million of arrived here in uganda since the conflict began health workers here say they think there are very many among them who survived sexual violence but i think just a fraction of them are coming forward. in recent weeks opposition troops of government forces near the border with uganda but ever since the conflict began
in twenty thirteen rights groups say sexual violence has been a widely used weapon by both sides. and if the international says thousands of women girls and some men are victims a u.n. report last year said seventy percent of women in the camps around the capital juba have been raped the spokesman for the government forces told us soldiers who rape a punished and he question what we've been told in the camps. those claims to know for sure. whether someone coming forward thought to. be made in the revenue coming out. of being told to say weird things about this family opposition forces have been accused of sexual violence to the majority of allegations have been of sexual violence by government soldiers can scott the war crimes prosecutor who's worked on tribunals for many conflicts he investigated south sudan's conflict for the u.n. he says the sexual violence is the worst he's ever known it's
a high level of incidents widespread. being going on for a substantial period of time not as isolated incidents. you know one can only. work crimes involving sexual violence are taking place. in the camps mary not her real name says she wants justice but doesn't expect it she says she was raped by three soldiers they found her fleeing with her husband killed him and threw her baby in a bush. they tied up blindfold on my face they took all my positions and stripped me three all on me after i grabbed my baby and left i was naked now i have no. malcolm where al-jazeera west nile uganda. iran's government is
threatening to end all border security arrangements with the kurdish regional authority in northern iraq if its planned independence vote goes ahead it's the latest country in the region to condom the referendum should yield for september the twenty fifth turkish nationalists have marched through istanbul to protest against the vote president richard type earlier one has urged the kurdish leadership to cancel it calling it a matter of national security and united nations secretary general antonio terrorists has warned that a referendum would detract from the need to defeat islamic states and to reconstruct regained territories with hodder abdel-hamid is in erbil the capital of the kurdish region in northern iraq this might be diverse explicit statement coming out of iran but certainly there have been several warnings by the iranian government over the past few months relations actually between duran and the kurdish authorities have been strained for quite
a while now. at the bottom line iran sees this as a threat to its own national security in the sense that iran has a sizable kurdish population several iranian kurdish opposition parties are based here in northern iraq and iran fears that this referendum even though non-binding if it goes ahead might. aspirations of. just those are exactly the same fears that turkey has for example now the mood here remains the fire and over the past few days. he has held rallies and he has said very bluntly that the referendum will go ahead because the alternative put forward by the international community. and the u.n. is actually clear enough is not binding enough in the sense that. it.
is to postpone this referendum until after the iraqi general elections are to be held in two thousand and eighteen but i think it would be would like to get a assurance guarantees from baghdad that after that it will go ahead with this referendum still to come. maternal mortality on the rise mothers are dying at a higher rate in the us than anywhere else in the western world and angela merkel received an ultimatum from a potential solution. to germany's election. hello we're hanging on to those chilly mornings across the southeast of australia
a little bit of wet weather to just driving through the bite into that southeastern corner there melbourne seeing some useful rainfall victoria seeing some rather wet weather recently should be too bad as we go on through monday warm northerly winds temperatures in melbourne at around twenty celsius make the most of that it will change twenty three celsius fine in try some quiet weather over towards the western side of the country the thirty two there for alice springs back into melbourne for tuesday look at that just twelve degrees the cool southwest he comes back in and it's going to be another chilly one and again you can sort those numbers around there for sydney twenty one celsius not too bad here as you make a way to the middle part of the week meanwhile we've got more blustery showers feeding across new zealand big area cloud just coming on through here that will continue to drive its way further east was struggling to get up into double figures it has to be said maybe a twelfth there in christchurch as we go through chews day fifteen degrees in oakland it should turn somewhat drier we'll see some dry weather eventually pushing
welcome to the mind of the top stories on al-jazeera a must which has ruled gaza for ten years says it's willing to end its feud with fucked up which controls the occupied west bank a major breakthrough in was spain a long running and basic dispute. the government in bangladesh which is struggling to cope with an influx of or henge or refugees is imposing restrictions on a boring them from using public transport i'm from looking for accommodation outside of the crunch refugee camps. iran has threatened to close all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq if a semi autonomous region goes ahead with a planned referendum on independence. the wife of former pakistani
prime minister now as shareef has won his vacant seat in a parliamentary election in lahore call soon now as sharif who was the front runner has won a narrow victory the vote was seen as a test of support for her husband and his party and his political heartland the seat became vacant in july when sharif was disqualified and dismissed from office by the supreme court over corruption allegations catulus foreign minister says the international community is not doing enough to combat what he calls terrorism shaikh mohammed bin abdul rahman al funny called on world leaders to do more he was speaking at an event in new york organized by the u.s. think tank the brookings institution us but have. most of the terrorism is quite a frightening phenomenon and i'd like to say that violence and hatred in regions of attention has helped a lot in the creation of these terrorist organizations the international community
and the world in general hasn't done enough to address this phenomenon and i regret to say that the more conflicts disputes and suffering that exist the harder it is the international community to solve the problem of terrorism the international community must adopt all necessary procedures to fight this phenomenon because it's a threat to individuals and societies countries and it's a threat to the human race. from the for him. during his keynote address the qatari foreign minister muhammad. said that there are root causes behind the terrorism carried out. and other extremist groups claims he blames prejudice and bigotry and he says that if there is an. to accept that these groups are voting for their political he said the way to fight pilot extremism and terrorism is to actually increase cooperation particularly with
the united states and he said one effort is already bearing some possible good news . that we look to the international community especially the united states the new administration which has publicly stated its interest to achieve. we appreciate its efforts for the resumption of serious negotiation. and to end the occupation of arab lands under time. and according to international law and the arab. world forum is convening a number of working groups and plenary sessions such as the one behind me in order to get participants to think more creatively about hell to counter groups such as. participants saying that this is an effort to really exchange notes and ideas the real test is going to be what happens when they return to their home communities
around the world whether they can get their friends neighbors and governments to take up the mantle of doing all they can to combat violent extremism. and. with the united kingdom to be. a sign of the typhoon was a great thing of the country's defense minister and. it's also signed a deal with the u.s. to buy. seven navy ships. germany's free democrats have ruled out joining a post-election coalition with chancellor angela merkel if she supports french plans to further integrate the eurozone economies spent sunday questions from children on her policies at a news conference in berlin a christian democrat party is not expected to win and not focus to govern alone and the free democrats are usually seen as natural coalition partners you
case terror threat level has been lowered to severe after being raised to critical following friday's bomb attack on an underground train british police have been searching two properties in sorry and have two suspects in custody a twenty one year old man was detained in west london on saturday night and eighteen year old man was earlier arrested at the port of dover the main ferry link to france it tacked on the london tube injured thirty people a lake in indian administered kashmir used to be the largest in asia one hundred years ago since then it shrunk in half and is clogged with silt bennett smith went to see whether the clean up campaign is working its water chestnut season on the lake at the foothills of the himalayas. with the waters are getting harder to 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. guards who are both underwater was very clear here it was blue so pondar tells me as we war coco what was once a lake he was a forestry worker in the one nine hundred fifty s. hired by the government to plant willows to later harvest for firewood. landed hundreds of thousands of trees but it was a mistake this has just brought destruction to the billions my heart that i'm responsible for planting. the willows choking the lake. in one thousand eleven will last surface area was two hundred sixteen square kilometers it's now half that. well are 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 over there and bear in
mind is including the meat you can see there deeply consider of the extreme events including the precipitation cloudburst floods is increasing so whenever we will have this type of flooding so the little bit goes up with this massive sedimentation is not able to absorb the floodwaters and that will if there does 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 clearwater is the only evidence that anything has been done recently to clean the lake now in recent years there have been attempts to restore well our lake 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 the public from god would
do under to get as early as possible it is one really 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. and the kashmir valley. philippines president rodriguez say has launched an attack on the head of the country's human rights commission deterred today i asked chito gascón if he was a paedophile after gascón expressed concern about the killing of teenagers in the ongoing violent drugs crackdown the human rights commission responded by calling the remarks unhelpful it's repeatedly clashed with the president over his so-called war on drugs last week lawmakers reduced the commission's budget just twenty dollars or. so for.
young people especially voice. beijing will suspend construction of major public projects this winter in a bid to minimize pollution the ban will cover construction of road and water projects as well as house demolitions air quality in the chinese capital is notoriously poor assistant small over the city is believed to contribute to hundreds of thousands of early deaths every year parts of the carrier caribbean and us are bracing for more bad weather as the cleanup continues from hurricanes harvey and tropical storm maria has just been upgraded to a hurricane is around two hundred kilometers east of barbados and is forecast to strengthen further as it approaches the coast the number of
deaths of new mothers is on the rise in the united states the rate is now higher than in any of the major industrialized country john hendren is in chicago to find out why in the surgeon final part of our series on maternal mortality around the world. fermat local and the joy of childbirth lasted a day as their daughter madeline took her first breaths his wife liz died hours later of a pulmonary embolism the sudden blockage in her lung made her one of more than seven hundred women in the u.s. who die each year during or shortly after childbirth two things that are guaranteed to every single one of us are birth and death that's it there's nothing else that's guaranteed right and so i experience both of those things in twenty seven hours it's an increasingly common story in the united states even as maternal mortality falls elsewhere around the globe more american mothers die in the first year of their child's life than in any other industrialized nation a study published in the lancet medical journal says the u.s.
ranks forty six in the world in terms of maternal mortality with twenty six women for each hundred thousand live births that's more than three times the rate of neighboring canada due to the longstanding inability for women to access free or low cost health care in the united states women in the united states tend to enter pregnancy much sicker than counterparts in other developing nations so women enter pregnancy with medical issues such as obesity diabetes hypertension kidney problems the list goes on and on the problem here is growing the u.s. is one of just thirteen countries where the rate is worse than it was fifteen years ago it really is about average among american states when it comes to maternal mortality in two thousand and seven five point eight mothers died for every hundred thousand live births according to a group called the march of dimes by two thousand and sixteen according to another
study that number had nearly tripled to sixteen for black women in the u.s. it's far worse one reason the stress of being black in america stressing out about not having a job or money coming to the father of this either is no. rare or not persistent in their life the family members left behind never get the chance to offer that support is more american mothers die in the year after childbirth infant mortality in the u.s. is at its lowest level in history researchers say the two facts might well be related just six percent of the money the u.s. government gives to states to lower mortality birth is devoted to mothers john hendren al jazeera chicago. and reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera has been a major breakthrough in the long and bitter dispute between rival palestinian
movements hamas and fatah hamas which has ruled gaza for ten years has released a statement saying it is willing to end its you'd with fatah which controls the occupied west bank as agreed to dismantle the administrative committee that runs the strip and held elections we responded to these efforts and made a brave decision to dissolve the administrative committee and now there are no excuses for a bason fattah a bass has one choice only to respond positively to achieve the palestinian dream of national unity have a monsoon rains in bangladesh have added to the misery of hundreds of thousands of raw and giraffe eugene's who fled from neighboring ma'am the government has also placed restrictions on the rich barring them from using public transport and from looking for accommodation outside their cramped counts iran has threatened to close
all borders with the kurdish region of northern iraq should the semi autonomous region proceed with a planned referendum on independence from iraq the vote is slated for september twenty fifth despite calls from baghdad to do it. human rights groups say fountains of women have been raped and sexually assaulted during the four year long war. they blame the abuses on government troops of president salva kiir and opposition forces loyal to former vice president rick my child counsels foreign minister says the international community is not doing enough to combat terrorism shaikh mohammad bin abdul rahman called on world leaders to do he says terrorism is a threat to individuals society is on the human race british police have been searching two properties in after they arrested a second person in connection with friday's bomb attack on an underground train on