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hello there more about in a minute but first of all let's just look at him say i would say still with us meandering off that eastern coast they're throwing a lot of cloud along the eastern parts of canada and the northeastern parts of the u.s. as well and those fairly dangerous rip currents on this coastline two systems not going anywhere in a great hurry really sticking around as we head through the day on thursday elsewhere because the one weather system gradually edge its way east with that easing as it does say but another one is forming over the rockies and that's going to bring us some fairly heavy snow during the day on friday further south of course this is all storm maria has a well defined by indicating that it's a very organized system there as it made its way towards puerto rico it's now going to work its way towards the northwest it looks like it is just about going to miss the turks and caicos islands as the eye of the storm will miss it it's covering quite a huge area so the turks and caicos islands are still going to see very heavy rain could well give us flooding and a lot need to see a dangerous storm surge as well as the system gradually creeps its way north woods
further south of course in south america generally it's quite quiet still very hot in the sunshine up to thirty seven degrees that's a bit of a contrast to what's going on in one is always will only be at fifty. with. the centenarians of italy one hundred years old and counting when you told me that people like these and you receive these you thing that you want to be seeing a push up seventy five there's something about this area is helping young devotee of life i mean organic here is not a trend curious what you have they don't have to miss here although they are eating and making idle smoking and song so there must be a secret techno this time on the old easy with.
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera three days of mourning have been declared in mexico at least two hundred thirty people have died after the worst earthquake to hit the country. these are live pictures at a school in the capital mexico city that was destroyed rescuers are still searching for survivors in the rubble that's a lot coming from mexico city. iran has been one of the focal points of the u.n. general assembly on wednesday while the signatories to the nuclear deal met in new york to discuss progress iran's president addressed diplomats at the u.n. the u.s. says it will continue to put pressure on iran without breaking the terms of the deal. has been downgraded to a category two storm but it's still the strongest puerto rico power. at least nine
people were killed as a storm across the caribbean. second vice president has told the united nations that violence in rakhine state is easing and evanthia have denied it been any fighting since september the fifth more than four hundred twenty thousand range of muslims have fled for safety to bangladesh since the military crackdown began in me and late last month many more are still trapped at the border let's get more now from. he is live for us at the bangladeshi border with me and. vice president spoke earlier at the u.n. general assembly he said that things are improving on the border so what are you seeing on the ground. what clearly we have been like here almost two weeks and we go to the ball or almost every other day by the not in the water boarding area and also by the land boundary area every day i mean the pace slowed down that's true but every day is still more and more refugees are crossing
in to talk about atrocities rape you know a brother has been shot you know husband been killed i mean it's unbelievable tales of atrocities committed on the other side of the broader we asked them if they would like to go back i said not under the circumstances it's too scary to go back to me and mine now if things improve if there is international mediation in this we might consider going back but mike now things are really dangerous we have reports and contacts on the other side that there are areas and villages where. this community are telling me. you know me and my is. that unless you leave we'll kill you you have to go on the other side of the broader to bangladesh so the description from the witnesses on the ground and the sheer number of refugees who crossed close to half a million contradicts what he's trying to say even say that he told his security forces that they should have right collateral damage it's not
a conventional the insurgency in numbers are very few maybe hundreds or so he's appearing to make it look like a major war going on out there it is the security force that cracking down on the pretext of cracking down on the insurgency and on the other hand the situation on the ground here in bangladesh side is coping with the aid situation inside of disease and the material goods to give waterproof tents weather exposure really bad camps were inundated with water up to need that some of the people are living on the hillside that's clear danger of landslides so the international community really should get up this is a major disaster the u.n. saying this is one of the worst refugee crisis in recent history so they should walk the talk and start sending goods here so that could be code for it like a ton of a challenge on the banishing me and mom bought a ton of you thanks. now protests have turned violent in barcelona after supporters of an independence referendum in catalonia took to the streets earlier spanish
police raided regional government offices and arrested public officials in barcelona the central government stepping up its pressure on the wealthy northeast region of catalonia which plans to hold an independence referendum next month. pennell reports from barcelona. the backlash on the streets after a wave of police raids. pro independence activists massed outside catalan beetle government offices in barcelona moments after spanish security forces stormed in. police detained public officials in an operation aimed at blocking the independence referendum planned for october the first the spanish government is the ballot illegal. democracy must be defended with smiles and flowers were not violent all we want to do is vote and vote in
peace outside the catalan finance department thousands chanted for the right to vote. we want. it's very important to be outside our catalan institutions to defend them and all the people who believe in democracy in a separate raid police say they confiscated almost ten million referendum ballot papers spanish prime minister mariano rajoy defended wednesday's grades and arrests . the government is fulfilling its obligation and i have to say that we will continue to do so until the end i think we are acting with proportionality after the things we have seen during the last few days in catalonia the head of the cattle and regional government insisted the separatist vote would go ahead. this aggression has no legal basis. it was perpetrated by violating the rule of law and all of the constitutional guarantees and violating the e.u.
charter of fundamental rights the working day and thousands more protesters climbed on to the streets they are making it very clear they're not giving up their referendum without a fight. a few blocks away protestors faced down riot police at the political headquarters of the left wing c u p party security forces finally left without breaching the building. for ten days until the referendum the central government and capital analysts seem to be on a collision course neither side has given any people that he's ready to back down help him down to zero possibly spring. kenya's supreme court has blamed the electoral commission for its decision to a now last month's presidential election the court judges say the body refused to allow them to scrutinize its computer servers which opposition leader ronald being a said well liked president kenyatta his reelection was an elderly this month and
a rerun if. you stephanie. these are unprecedented times in kenya has been atmosphere of uncertainty ever since supreme court judges know the results of last month's presidential election. and. after twenty days of speculation and accusations since the result was an old kenyans were finally given specific details about why. this court's order and. the seventeen. critical
area leaves us with no option but to accept. the petition claims that the i base says i too system was infiltrated and compromised supreme court judges blame the electoral body in charge of the elections the i.e.c. outside the courts opposition supporters demanded to see the horns echoing the message of opposition leader raila odinga he says he will take part in the election mr changes in the organization which runs it. a small stand off ensued when a handful of supporters of president who turned up in police used tear gas to end it as the day went on the police presence increased security has been tightened around the supreme court. but despite the. crowd. most of them are supporters of the opposition and writing on the police are not taking any chances. on horseback something that you don't usually see very often.
in water cannon debris still going on hours and hours now getting into the details of what exactly went wrong and all the action along list of technical irregularities and questionable explanations both with the tally forms and the multi million electronic voting system. a.b.c. it's been a blimp in. the head of the grid. so it's been. great. nobody seems to. know i.d.c. is organizing what they're calling a fresh election between ryan and. currently planned for tobin seventeen but the french company in charge of the electronic voting system says it will be ready by then. to meet with both sides to decide what next election could be delayed but
according to the constitution it must be held by a tube or the thirty first whether everyone is ready or not stephanie decker al-jazeera nairobi. the u.s. says it strongly opposes the planned independence referendum by iraqi kurds the u.s. state department is urging iraqi kurdish leaders to engage in negotiations with the baghdad government instead of going ahead with the vote on monday iraq's prime minister body has demanded the referendum be suspended the un's libya envoy has announced a new push to break the political deadlock in the troubled north african state salamis set out an action plan to amend the failed twenty fifteen peace deal the un backed government of national accord set up under that deal has never fully established itself in tripoli libya has three competing governments aligned with the rival armed groups the country's been hit by violence since former leader moammar gadhafi was toppled six years ago within a year from now we must reach the final stages of this process these are every
random for that option of the constitution and then within the framework of the constitution the election of a president and a parliament henceforth clearly marking the end of the transition this process in all its stages is indeed meant to prepare the proper conditions for a free and fair elections which will actually libya into institutional and political normalcy there is much to be done and this plan is certainly ambitious however if the libyan people can come together in this spirit of compromise and together right in you come a national narrative this plan is achievable the international community has a decisive part to play in this together we can support the libyans by uniting the single process one way or libya leads and we all assist but your state of california is suing donald trump's administration in fall the lawsuit to block
plans to build a wall on the u.s. mexican border the wall was a central pillar of trump's presidential campaign but the proposal is unpopular in california and other states which have large immigrant populations is robert oulds . with the existing border fence looming in the background california's attorney general javier basara said his state is suing the trumpet administration to prevent it from building a more formidable barricade one which could cost more than twenty billion dollars we allege that they have violated that the company strayhorn violated several provisions of the u.s. constitution including the separate separation of powers doctrine and the tenth amendment. in california that's not going to fly last year donald trump won many votes with anti immigrant rhetoric and a promise to build a wall one which mexico would be forced to pay for mexico's president enrique pena
nieto has made it clear his country won't pay anything toward a wall it doesn't want. if the us president's dream is to become a reality it needs to be funded by congress at least initially the trump white house remains confident that will happen the united states of america has a border the united states government has the control of that border and a responsibility to secure it we would expect to be fairly successful in moving forward with a border wall as congress gives us the money to do so however california which is dominated by the opposition democratic party forms a potential legal bulwark against donald trump's plans and godly amount of money would have to be used to be spent on a wall that would be destructive to our environment destructive to our relationship with mexico california has sued to trump administration more than two dozen times over several other contentious proposals including over the ban on immigration from
predominantly muslim countries now the state is fighting to deny trump's determination to leave a physical legacy of his presidency robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera three days of mourning have been declared in mexico where at least two hundred thirty people have died after the worst earthquake to hit the country in thirty years this go to mexico city is one of more than forty buildings that collapsed when the seven point one magnitude quake hit on tuesday afternoon rescuers are still coming through the wreckage looking for survivors. hurricane maria has been downgraded to a category two storm but it's still the strongest quarter ricoh knocking out power and ripping off roofs at least nine people were killed as the storm across the caribbean. in his speech to the u.n.
general assembly iran president hassan rouhani said there were no changes to the nuclear deal between tehran and world powers the signatories to the agreement have affirmed that there have been no violations but secretary of state rex tillerson said the u.s. will continue to put pressure on iran without breaking the terms of the deal the agreement has this very concerning shortcoming that the president has mentioned as well and that is the sunset clause where one can almost set the countdown clock to when iran can resume its nuclear weapons programs its nuclear activities and that's something that the president simply finds only acceptable protests have turned violent in barcelona after supporters of an independence referendum in catalonia took to the streets earlier spanish police raided regional government offices and arrested public officials in barcelona. the central government stepping up its pressure on the region which plans to hold an independence referendum next month.
brazil's supreme court has issued a second round of corruption charges against the president michel tema but the lower house of parliament will have a final say on any trial of the sitting president last month congress blocked a previous round of charges saving tema from a supreme court trial. kenya's supreme court has blamed the electoral commission for its decision to a now last month's presidential election police used tear gas to disperse rival groups of protesters who had come out in support of and against the government. the judges say the electoral commission refused to allow them to scrutinize the commission's computers so they don't know the election. headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera the technic station that's what. germany is electing a new parliament poll suggests angela merkel is poised to win a fourth term as chancellor of europe's largest economy with crises in the e.u.
and president trump in the white house some call merkel the leader of the free world but the voters here green watch al-jazeera as germany decides. the centenarians of italy one hundred years old and counting. the months behind their extended life spans scientists identify a lot by and often seems to protect their organs from the effects of aging but why techno expose the science of pleasing regions where people live it stream live long lives. this is a show about the pace of change why. we're going to the intersection on. doing. this is about science by science. and welcome to techno from southern italy. this is an absolutely beautiful part of
the wall but it's also a giant birch tree for scientists this is one of the wild so-called blue zones an area where an unusually large percentage of the population live to one hundred years or more and that's exactly what attracted a team of international scientists to find out exactly why. this is all children to. a village where time seems to stand still. long enough for people like one twenty of assad and mina for duno to grow old he's a hundred and ninety three. she's the younger woman than marriage and have been for more than sixty four years. and you're. on your.
own here. these days if you stroll by the seaside apartment you're likely to catch a glimpse of the newly minted celebrities they're becoming famous for growing old. i think i'm tired here has been waiting so long for his lunch do you have lunch at the same time every day. they say that they have like a timetable regularly and i have it they have lunch at in the morning and they have dinner at five invading every time like that since sixty four here's a girl. just a few doors down. at ninety five years old he's also active and independent enough to freely work the streets of the village.
he lives alone on the top floor of this villa. he has no trouble heading back downstairs to show off his garden. in most cases just antonio and mina would turn heads but a part of a robust community. is the unwinding right leads to one of the many villages that all scattered along the coast of china town and they all share something very unique and special and celebrates a thing in common and not so that every village has at least one sometimes more centenarians living there. according to research is from rome so pm so university and the university of california at san diego. in archer only one in every sixty residents is at least ninety years old. by comparison according to statistics from
canada one of every one hundred sixty three canadians was at least ninety. who's ninety five years old grazed in his garden. must be hard work. it's never easy. i can hang they've been telling me i can take these hopefully this will prolong my life. the temp lose owns was first established by two scientists gianni pests and michael who used blue lines to chart demographic data inside their two thousand and four landmark study identified suddenly as neuro province as a region with an extraordinary high concentration of male centenarians denoted by their blue lines since then scientists have expanded the blue zone concept from saw dinny to include a canal in japan nicoya costa rica icaria greece and loma linda california the
question what can be learned from the high concentration of centenarians living in our charlie. actually is part of what's known as the challender coast of italy situated one hundred four kilometers south of naples. is a rugged picture perfect region that features mountaintop villages that spill out to the mediterranean sea residents spend a lot of the time outdoors here working the land and walking nearly all the time. the region has become synonymous for good health rich in fresh produce passed on of oil and rosemary. this is where the so-called mediterranean diet was first scientifically studied by american scientists i'm sold. keys landmark seven country study found diets and it's only in greece highly protective against heart disease
it's now about to become the focus of twenty first century science. get out of here. with a tough century castle as an impressive backdrop a decidedly twenty first century team of researches descended on the hearts of children tied to announce the results of their preliminary study of the region. first of all i think i think he made a living longer than me. would you rather he be embedded in one of the met. when you talk with that people like these and you reason these you think that you are abusing a person with seventy five or seventy in the main they thought we knew the man at the head of the study on the italian side is dr salvatore a disarm a professor of medicine and imagines he medicine director at university he explained what happened the first time blood samples from the centenarians were
tested when we sent the days of samples to san diego university we found that the group that is studying probable njt where the supervisor to see that they found some a protein in longevity lincoln in days a subject they never saw in a million so somebody said what does that mean you've you've discovered proteins in the human body that has never been so excited this means a lot that we don't know enough. to get a proper glimpse of the centenarian population of. we headed up into the hills in a hurry to reach our destination before the sunset. we arrived at this home high atop the mountain village of cardinal one of the village centenarians lives on the second floor turns out we didn't have to worry about the late. evening hour one of. the.
giovanni average arrow was awake and spending time with her family one hundred years of age this is one incredible woman faces a lifetime of experience and grace she greeted me warmly this is a very nice place to live it's nice to have your independence through translator she told me she does sleep her life and i have family is close by her daughter nor lives downstairs and is always there to help. we didn't speak the same language it wasn't long before she began to hold my hand in hers. so this is your husband. is the new one and how long ago was this thirty five years thirty five years ago wow bella. her husband died just last year at the age of one hundred and one they were married
seventy five years a life now exists around the next few generations of family including her five month old great granddaughter giovanni like most centenarians in the study moves around easily scientists say is unusual for anyone over ninety to walk around without a cane or a walker research is also observed centenarians strong cognitive abilities sharing almost no signs of dementia or alzheimer's disease this was measured in terms of what is called functional status the ability to prepare food for themselves move about on their own what's her favorite thing to eat what's your favorite. everything it's like they. didn't. significant to the team of. scientists doesn't wear glasses for her eyesight nor does she need a hearing aid and they see human hair without any aids that's interesting that is
another important they say finding no one of these the need for glasses. though while no news was needed to be cited for. that let's say i never see people the end of ninety leaving we don't have. the idea behind the research project is to determine what factors contribute to the centenarians good health and if they can be replicated magically all through diet and lifestyle the pilot study was conducted over six months starting in the spring of two thousand and sixteen scientists took a close look at a select group of eighty one centenarians and their families they focused on physical cognitive lifestyle family diet and genetics they do blood samples from both the centenarians and their offspring. tecno was given access to the duran a laboratory this is where the majority of the centenarians blood work was taken
for analysis technicians charted basic cholesterol levels monitoring both good cholesterol h.d.l. and the bad l.d.l. levels. they measured triglycerides or fat levels and major organ functionality. how long is this writing. and you know. hundred one years old now you've probably. heard the director of this lab is getting so excited about the results of this one hundred and one year old woman because i've got to somehow big need donated and uses the words bambina hard a lot is like the thought of a young girl an interesting picture began to emerge from the lab centenarians showed some of the typical signs of aging. what makes them unique researches say is those five. this did not result in heart disease hypertension is a problem with the centenarians in the area but oddly not thickening of
the arteries how does that work together these subjects they ever station some of these expected because all the people of the age more than eighty five ninety as increase on brother pressure due to defer and there is a kind of a stiffness of the after realize that makes the level of pressure increase but that we would not be able to follow the same consequence here we see this dissociation so we see people of the age old and i think. without that face. so in times of peace or pathology. we've means that they all know these people have cardiovascular risk that covers danger they seem to be protected they seem to be protected or with the something that is going to interfere with the process of what they're up with no involvement of the heart. it took a team of scientists from germany to starts one battle the mystery they began by
measuring specific biomarkers in the blood of the study of. your blood so and this is. how good or bad someone is from my own marcus affair because they the blood is telling you anything going into nor almost everything you need to know about healthy or eccentric. and drays bagman and a to kill on a small biotech company in germany both hold doctorate degrees in biochemistry they supply to test for hormones and join imagining they say is able to predict the health of the micro-second later e system the vast blood supply network supports the body's organs the signal was. concentration of hormone which is named after a new menu nein. this homeowner controls the microsecond ation through and if the micro circulation is very good there's no need of this home or that's very low and
if it's a bad micro circulation it's up in the very low where you sit in the centenarians this was a surprising finding so you know low as very young so when we saw that these people have a micro circulation like very young people we couldn't believe it this blot told us that the micro circulation is much better in the centenarian then he would expect if you look at these arguments because the audience have a normal process of aging and strong contrast there too it seems that the micro circulation of these people has never aged the company's liberates results made it even clearer since all of the eighty one subjects sampled were related comparing generations was easy one controversial process of future strip eight showed us very despaired relatives of the very old people and day had a good kid their function eighty percent of them had
a kid their function ninety percent had got heart function hundred percent of them had good micro-second lation and in addition to nary a man's this was more striking to see that almost all of them had bad kidney eighty percent had a weak heart or a stress cardiac function but all of them got micro-second lation so that was the common factor between old and young is good marker in circulation it was a common factor and it seems that they have maintained their good microcircuits over a long lifespan for that what i hypothesize how surprised were you at your findings because it really surprised me to normally you have. a venue making hyper to the generating sentence you didn't seek the which you must. confirm than in one thousand two thousand ten thousand subjects but here we do not need to confirm anything to signal that strong that there is no question about the future of the
show what we can find here in the chalange two that makes these people so extraordinary of will because if you look at them they smoke as well they have a high up take off for difficult and restaurants to see that they have no diets at all except that they have to mediterranean food here but you don't have to impression that they try to live a healthy life they have just one so really thing and that's a hypothesis that maybe years something in the food in the plants in the her whatever in the microbiome that headstone to maintain this x. and micro circulation you coming to this region for there is no story for things that no make donitz nor burger king though they have the smallest shops mainly selling and productive produce of this region therefore i think we have an extraordinary chance that somehow big part of the history of
lifestyle and nutrition is preserved in this region on says could come soon the next more advanced phase of the study will focus on actually east diet i must say i wonder how they can you know all the for all the things that they smoke a lot and they drink more than the average in people and in italy so they have more you know risk factor us if you will from from lifestyle point of view but they must have something which helps to quote help them to control their microcircuits then there is i must say it's to the speculation you know it may be this specific a nutrition in this area whether this something scientifically notable to the diet . in the soil actually residents say that has been a long part of the lure of the region.
the sabina a family runs hotel the playa one of the great waterfront resorts sitting on the shore of the mediterranean sea. while they don't have a centenarian in their family it was their grandfather who saw the importance of the region and made sure to connect this generation to the land the food. the menu at the hotel features fresh ingredients and shooting portuguese grown locally they own a farm just a few kilometers up the hillside. there's something about this area that. is helping long jetty of life and i wonder if it's in the food that you're growing here i mean organic here is not a trend here is i mean is is what you have i mean they would not eat tomatoes because they know there are no tomato in december judy it represents our
next generation but on her farm they still grow the traditional crops including rosemary scientists from the study tell technique the looking closely at the very sweet grown head because it may hold such medicinal benefits they don't yet know why but say on the surface it is more intensely favored than cultivated outside the region everyone here have their own garden and know how to grow stuff and know how to eat seasonal but not because they choose it as a because it's healthier like they do it's because that's what they have because even this piece of men i mean i've just never smelt men like this before the thing is that here to lend it's kind of virgin i mean here for example before the farm there was nothing there was nothing even not even someone. i growing stuff so there is no danger that someone would have poisoned the herd or you know any of the
plants or anything and there are no industry here. all the land here it's not yours because you have it like last year it's yours because it was yours from your great grandfather then left it to your great father and your father and then you still may still be alive telling you how to cultivate it yeah they don't have to hear and although they are eating and. smoking and so on so there must be a secret. finding the answer to that could be the key to no one can i want saying so i think it might be an important factor it might be one of the key and i think life is using more complex research team also cited the importance of another lifestyle factor the family multiple generations provide support as does the community at large. there is of course all these psychological factors and that you
live in a social environment that you live in your family that you talk to people every day that you train your brain to feel responsible for you know all these factors you may call it soft factors i think down parton to research is also looking at other psychological factors in this study centenarians are resilient group they survive two world wars famine and poverty when i visited antonio and mina i also single event in his life time was most important the centenarian spoke of hard times during world war two when he was stationed in north africa. one might think i don't know my valves are not of comfort and. ease of living doesn't seem to be the case here from antonio what i'm understanding is that he's been through a lot in his hundred years and all of that has given him the strength of character
. one hundred year old giovanna expressed similar sentiments during our evening together she often reflected on hard times she became emotional what describing life in this village a generation ago. life hasn't been easy working barefoot in the countryside certainly tough for anyone but that kind of resilience that we see it's clear that she has a real strength of character. many different facets of life being examined mental health experts like the scales are studying the impact of psychological factors on the longevity of this unique population. the interesting thing is that there were only one point six percent. of the centenarians depressed versus four point seven percent of the group control depressed so the
younger the children were more depressed then. the centenarians their. their fathers or mothers but this is just a pilot study and the younger generation may live to one hundred we don't know if it's genetic we have yet to find out but what's your prediction of people suffering more from depression. well because i work a lot with the lessons. i can see there are more stressed there are more and they're getting more panic attack. centenarians don't even know what it is a panic attack. facing difficulties and traumas and they've lived through two worlds alice exactly so i'm really wondering. no saying what will happen to the younger generation. no one knows why just yet that will be for the longer term study but the clues of their the world has discovered. bringing outside influences
to this quiet waterfront community the younger generation is finding reasons to leave leaving two largest cities like right still as the sun sets over a small group of seniors gathered at the local church for a saturday night press religious say this something special about the simple way of life that they say cannot be measured by a test or a biomarker i don't sing at the end of the day we'll get a pill and if you have to peer down and worry about anything else that will be too easy i guess. on never forget one hundred year old wishing me a life longer than hers as we parted and that could be a reality for all of us as the results unfold from the research is happening in this region and it could significantly influence or even change the way we think about diet health and ageing in the future for technology i'm dr shinee so mara and
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of jersey guarded by contrast. russian filmmaker under a neck or self 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 locals in the southeast we're on our side when i arrive i don't do something completely different some longed to leave russia but for others a russian passport means hope and the challenge of happens in search of putin's russia at this time on all jazeera and under put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for a dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even
those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war . in mexico city as a search for survivors continues after tuesday's earthquake. this is. also coming up iran's president tells the un his country one of his new. threats as ignorant and hateful. protests turned violent with central governments cracking down on poland and. money and forget about a credit card welcome to.
the morning of been declared in mexico where at least two hundred thirty people died after the worst earthquake to hit the country in thirty years rescuers continue to comb through the wreckage looking for survivors tuesday seven point one magnitude quake was centered about one hundred twenty kilometers southeast of mexico city. found the bodies of at least twenty one children and four adults at one of those damaged schools more than thirty other people there are still missing . reports from mexico city. to safe lives continue through the night and into the morning. these used to be a school but the magnitude seven point one quake reduced to rubble bodies have been recovered the children and teachers are missing thousands of volunteers have taken a sense here today in mexico city in various sites where it is perhaps and also in
another process of writing was raised yesterday they came with rakes and shovels in which every two hours they could find we're here to say they said they're not going anywhere until they find more people alive the quake struck at lunchtime on tuesday causing five thousand to run to safety but tehran to the station captured in the moments afterwards people are say is the wreckage across the capital dozens of buildings have collapsed the extent of the. now homes destroyed apartments and businesses but only damaged two million people without electricity and the nation again in mourning after another major earthquake shook the country a month for lies a down and is marcus warned not to light up because of gas leaks outside the capital many of the tangency does report white spray damage and it says the epicenter of the quake was impervious state about one hundred twenty kilometers
from the capital more than a dozen where cleaned well it's going to point that you're going to well there are fifty five total deaths reported but we want to cross check our data to see if there are more dead people sixteen of them are from home specifically the day you make some people that taking part in the rooms on the any base every of another devastating earthquake in haiti two years ago then one thousandth of september will now be a day of remembrance not just for one but for two the sisters and rescuers for you have a number of families mourning the dead will rice. mexico city and jessica. well mexicans had been hoping for good news from one school that's been a focus of the country since tuesday's earthquake alan fischer is there. what is a difficult and delicate operation has become a lot more difficult in the last few hours significant thunderstorms here in mexico city the rain is falling very heavily and the temperature has dropped significantly
that makes the job for the rescuers who deep inside the day every of the school they can see highlighted over my shoulder all the more difficult now they're trying to get to a twelve year old girl on wednesday so they asked her to acknowledge that they were there they did that then sent in a dog to ensure that she was alive that was confirmed that that is the case and then they started making their way towards her they have now discovered that there are three other children and that general area so what they're trying to do is essentially create a base what they can lift some of the wreckage off the twelve year old girl whose name is. to make sure that she can be freed and then they will try and find the other three children and the big problem for the parents who waiting for news of course is that there will be pleased that three more children have been found but at this stage we don't know whether. the the rescuers really have to make their way
very slowly to very tight spaces that frieda sophia is no more than thirty centimeters by thirty centimeters and i can tell you all of mexico is watching this school at the moment even one of the big national t.v. stations which normally shows novellas t.v. dramas they are keeping their eyes on what is happening in that school and hoping for good news in the coming hours this is an area where over the last twenty four hours there have been a significant number of losses a number of children have died in the school there hoping for. a victory a small victory in what has been a very depressing day. a sign of good news from that rescue these are pictures coming in from that rescue. actually pulled out of the rubble so one small victory there amongst the destruction and tragedy of the mexico earthquake.
now iran has been one of the focal points of the un general assembly on wednesday while the signatories to the nuclear deal met in new york to discuss its progress iran's president addressed diplomats at the u.n. has on rouhani promised there be no changes to the deal to curb his country's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief mike has been following developments from the u.s. the iranian president arrives to address the general assembly well aware that president trumps tridents criticism of the iran nuclear deal is rejected by the majority of u.n. members i got into how awful. it would be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by road newcomers to the world of politics the world will have lost a great opportunity by violating its international commitments the new u.s. administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word of promise. other signatories to the deal
have cautioned president trump against unilaterally withdrawing from it said the closest one is needed this is an agreement that the u.s. pushed for i think it's the best possible agreement president considers that this is not the perfect agreement but i don't understand what the alternative is that's a position shared by other signatories to the nuclear deal confirmed following a meeting of the joint commission proposal of action which monitors iranian compliance we all agreed on the fact that there is no violation that the nuclear program the nuclear program related aspects which is all the agreement i've been fulfilled. the new agreement is about nuclear nucular is fulfill its deployment is that even so there is no need to reopen the agreements because it's fully believing but the u.s. secretary of state says while iran may be technically compliant it is not fulfilling what he calls the spirit of the deal regrettably since the agreement was
confirmed we have seen anything but a more peaceful stable region and this is the real issue and that's why we talk about iran defaulting on these expectations because those expectations clearly have not been met since that time iran has continued to prop up the assad regime and its horrible way in which it has brought violence to its own people that they have a get to continue doing gauge a malicious cyber activity they have aggressively developed and tested ballistic missiles in defiance of u.n. security council resolution two two three one thereby threatening the security of the united states and the stability of the root of the region we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos turmoil and terror. discords of our planet today is
a small group of rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the united nations is based in equating iran with north korea president trump has raised yet another question he is unable to answer how could north korea except his disarmament full recognition in good faith if he pulls out of a commitment made to iran by the u.s. government back in two thousand and fifteen when our president trump appears to be conducting diplomacy along the lines of a reality show teasing the audience with the phrase frequently used in recent days . actually. i've decided he says again i've decided i'll let you know what the decision is my can or al-jazeera united nations hurricane maria has been downgraded to a category two storm but not before leaving behind widespread damage it hit puerto rico as a category four storm causing widespread flooding and tidal surges at
a gallop a report from san juan. puerto rico's southeast coast was the first to feel the effects of hurricane maria but the entire country is now dealing with the aftermath of one of the most powerful storms to ever hit this island with winds of two hundred fifty kilometers per hour puerto rico was pounded for most of wednesday in san juan hurricane force winds ripped off roofs and blew out windows power has now been lost across the entire island puerto rico's ailing electricity grid is still recovering from hurricane erma it could be months before it's restored and when that wind is no longer there so we have to reconstruct to rebuild. we have to be restored and we have to push on. with our bodies with our hearts and when our so puerto rico has long been spared from a direct hit as hurricanes tend to veer either south or north of the island the last direct hit from a category four hurricane was decades ago the nearby u.s. virgin islands also took a direct hit with many residents leaving before marie arrived. figure out where i
was going to stay in puerto rico and i think a lot of people were in the same boat i mean you had everybody leaving from the. people leaving from the u.s. . but i'm going to be. widespread flooding is now a concern as are mudslides in the islands mountainous regions the governor of puerto rico has now put a curfew in place as a rescue and recovery operation is launched with little communication it's hard to assess the damage but it may be the island's coastal communities and rural communities that took the worst of the damage as hurricane maria leads a path of destruction across puerto rico the recovery in this u.s. territory already dealing with so many challenges could be a long one and gallacher al-jazeera san juan puerto rico well maria is now hitting the dominican republic gabriel elizondo has the latest now from punta cana. as far . away from. the manikin republican.
if the storm were going. right down to where i don't think i know which is not part of the country that conditions have been getting money. for a higher. power this is how you're going to have a picnic thousand people for the town is completely shut down right now because this storm is a battering ram. and within. five to five hours from here he waited. to come here and i'll just there including me and my vice president tells you the general assembly the range of prices in rakhine state is getting better. gulf politics enters the sporting arena and top ministers for that state.
by the time. are as the sun sets in the city of angels. hello there the weather isn't quite quiet across the middle east at the moment the satellite picture isn't picking up a great deal of cloud atoll perhaps we'll see a few showers around the mountains here but away from there it's largely fine and dry the winds now a feeding down from the north so far marty around twenty five degrees will be a maximum temperature for beirut the temperature is just not just a little bit higher over the last day or so we'll get to around twenty nine or thirty as we head through the next few days that the two of the south have changed for us here in doha but slowly the temperatures are beginning to ease now so around thirty nine or forty degrees will be our maximum over the next day or so i always kuwait here and that's thanks to that wind coming in from the sea bringing in and also bringing in a fair amount of cloud and for good times to the south and there's been quite a bit of showery weather here recently as well the latest batch of that cloud as
east as it worked its way north with a little bit more. crowd around cape town there for the day but what temperatures that a decent getting to around twenty degrees all that does change there was we had through into friday bit of a change at all when directions were dragged down those temperatures there are no high than around seventeen degrees force here is quite different to what's going on further north been taught that we all the way up at around thirty three degrees. the weather sponsored by qatar and race. i just want to make sure all of our audience is on the same page whether online what pollutes the us citizens here in and what pollutes people of iraq the one and the same or if you join us on sat i was never put a file been looked at differently because i'm dr that all the people that i'm a watch this is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag a.j. stream and one of their pitches might make the next show join the global conversation. this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back to the top stories this hour rescue workers in mexico have just pulled from the rubble more than forty buildings collapsed seven point one earthquake struck the country had been focused on a school in mexico city children. iran has been one of the focal points of the u.n. general assembly on wednesday while the signatories to the nuclear deal met in new york to discuss its progress iran's president addressed diplomats at the u.n. the u.s. says it will continue to put pressure on iran without wrecking the terms of the deal. has been downgraded to a category two storm but it's still the strongest to hit puerto rico knocking out
power and ripping off roofs at least nine people were killed as the storm across the caribbean. vice president has told the united nations that violence in rakhine state is easing theo denied there'd been any fighting since september the fifth more than four hundred twenty thousand range of muslims have fled for safety to bangladesh since a military crackdown began late last month where despite international condemnation continue to flee their country now hindus to say they are a target reports from caught up along the bangladesh myanmar border. religious continue to burn. people make their escape by boat or flee through forests any way they can it is a journey to hindu. and her friend were forced to take masked men shot dead fifteen year old husband in their home seven months pregnant the
teenagers were then forced to watch relatives being raped shot and stabbed. their lives were spared. they dug three holes one to dump the bodies of women the other children and a third one for the men they kill the holes are overflowing that's where i lost my husband's body. it went to the me and my government refers to as a clearing operation it appears no rethink whether muslim or hindu are safe the me and my government restricts journalists from visiting ring of villages in red kind state so telling their stories is difficult five hundred hindu families have fled across the border to bangladesh most have made this makeshift camp their home. the last time bangladesh experienced such a large scale movement of people we're hearing it's a war of independence in one thousand nine hundred ninety one there are more than four hundred thousand. made this camp their home and they keep coming here as many
people here as they are living in liverpool in the u.k. or atlanta in the united states and most of them are young women and children a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding at the u.n. assembly general condemnation from the international community was swift but help is trickling in slowly bangladeshi government leaders are taking the lead. hundred sixty. five hundred or so hundred thousand we do it we can share. and. there are people. who are but there. still shaken and i can pramila has found refuge in a small hindu community in bangladesh. she stares into the eyes of the hindu
goddess of destruction she wonders whether the cycle of violence will stop who will care for her unborn child and will she ever go back home. nicholas hawk al jazeera on the border between me and maher in bangladesh. protests have turned violent and barcelona after supporters of an independence referendum took to the streets earlier spanish police raided regional government offices and arrested public officials in barcelona the central government stepping up its pressure on catalonia which plans to hold a poll next month called penpal reports from barcelona. the backlash on the streets after a wave of police raids. pro independence activists massed outside catalan beetle government offices in barcelona moments after spanish security forces stormed in. police detained public officials in an
operation aimed at blocking the independence referendum planned for october the first the spanish government has ruled the ballot illegal. democracy must be defended with smiles and flowers when not violent all we want to do is vote and vote in peace outside the catalan finance department thousands chanted for the right to vote. we want and. it's very important to be outside our cattle and institutions to defend them and all the people who believe in democracy in a separate raid police say they confiscated almost ten million referendum ballot papers spanish prime minister mariano rajoy defended wednesday's grades and arrests most of. the government is fulfilling its obligation and i have to say that we will continue to do so until the end i think we are acting with proportionality after the things we have seen during the last few days in catalonia the head of the
cattle and regional government insisted the separatist vote would go ahead. this aggression has no legal basis it was perpetrated by violating the rule of law and all of the. guarantees and violating the e.u. charter of fundamental rights as the working day and thousands more protesters climbed on to the streets they are making it very clear they're not giving up their referendum without a fight. a few blocks away protesters face down riot police at the political headquarters of the left wing c u p party security forces finally left without breaching the building. for ten days until the referendum the central government and capital analysts doherty's seem to be on a collision course neither side has given any people that he's ready to back down
help him down to zero possibly spring. kenya's supreme court has blamed the electoral commission for its decision to a now last month's presidential election police used tear gas to disperse rival groups of protesters the court judges say the electoral commission refused to allow them to scrutinize the commission's computer servers so they don't know the election. was in africa analysts she says kenya has to make sure the election takes place by the end of october. one of the suppliers of ai to quit might say they will be ready for the election to run on the seventeen so it's highly unlikely that we'll have an election on the seventeenth. i'm sorry to be within the constitution that we must they must be raided by the end of october otherwise you're going to have a constitution vacuum calling for is not is not something it's very clear the supreme court judgment was very clear that the blame lies on the electoral commission so they are not the coalition led by a danger has called for their electoral commission chairman to resign and to reach
tender there the ballot paper the ballot boxes and print new papers to have new supply of new body the demands are quite extensive but surely the body that that sort of bungled this election cannot be trusted to run another election i doubt we can only hope that the outcome the kenyans hope for the want a leader that is the elected by the people so they can hold that leader accountable we are hopeful that the call to ensure that we have everything in place to run in the election are met but kenya as i said earlier we have a new constitution so that business is running as no more government departments are running so we don't have a vacuum it's just the president but i'm certain that we are going to get a housing order of flee the governments of sudan and south sudan have signed an agreement to allow border trade between the countries the dealing through is a financially critical move to boost the south or the production an industry
limited by the country's civil war here morgan reports now from khartoum. and economic lifeline that's what this agreement means to both sudan and south sudan. only ruses there has always been cooperation between the two countries and this agreement will boost technical trade and boost production in the oil fields that are not functional in the south and open direct trade along the border. sasa then voted for independence from sudan in twenty eleven and since then relations have been tense despite a deal signed in twenty two on border security entrained the two neighbors have accused each other in the past of meddling in internal affairs. has also been a contentious issue but the needs of the two her revenue affords them to cooperate with each other. and we have also committed ourselves to making sure that the oil workers. those who will be crossing from. that and those who will be coming back
from. are going to be protected by the forces. according knitting force from the public of so that will make sure that they are protected on the side of their. republic of sudan when that they will also be secured for years of civil war has destroyed south sudan's main source of revenue and weakened its economy and twenty years of u.s. sanctions on sudan have had a major impact but now border ports will be open for trade. create cooperation agreement is needed by both sedan and. both economies rely heavily on oil seventy five percent of students fields were seized when gained independence six years ago but the pipelines and processing equipment in sudan are vital for oil exports from the south especially because civil war has stopped production and have its oil fields. analysts say the need of the two countries will guarantee the new
agreement is allowed to work. of the people it's a complex situation with the two governments follow the agreement so done is suffering because of the sanctions and south sudan is suffering because of the civil rules impact on its economy the two want to strengthen their economies to keep the governments in power power that may rely on how the neighbors move forward together morgan on to their khartoum. now sports and politics shouldn't mix or so the saying goes but rivalries are being played out of the asian indoor and martial arts games currently taking place in turkmenistan as a whole malik reports from about saudi arabia and qatar will do will for equestrian gold. just horses are important symbols in the culture of turkmenistan home to one of the oldest breeds in the world the akhil techie and it's fitting that horses are center stage in one of the most intriguing contests to ask about two thousand and seventeen showjumping riders from gulf rivals qatar and saudi arabia are they for it to dominate the event they're competing while their countries remain in
a bitter political dispute a saudi led blockade has cut off land sea and links to qatar the political tensions between qatar and saudi arabia have had a real impact on sport but there is real hope that these games in this horse loving nation of turkmenistan kind of a real impact on peace and cooperation that's certainly the view of how modality a from qatar who competed in last year's olympic games in rio de janeiro. where more like the brothers me and. others around me always wish them good luck can you say then through sport we can foster and breed peace for sure. still our brothers and never change and we will never change cutter's got the better of it saudi rival recently in multisport events winning the gold medal in the team event at the two thousand and fourteen asian games in south korea they also bettered them at last year's olympics but our team believes another cutters are bridles could cause an upset. they have strong strong riders and strong horses
they have to have their best riders and. have really good horses for the level with the jump here there's great anticipation among turkmen ahead of the first showjumping medal event on thursday and for them there's only one winner. so he'll malick al-jazeera. now a supermarket in the u.k. has become the first retailer in the world to allow customers to pay for items using vein mapping technology the makers say the new biometric system will revolutionize the way we shop in a box or explains how it works. it's called finger pay it works by using a small improved scanner to detect unique patterns of the veins of the person speaking the tips the information is then linked to a customer's bank details is being used for the first time in this supermarket to brutal university in west london where large numbers of students are eagerly
registering their details if there's an easier method of a paying and it can reduce queue times and can speed things up but i'm not having to wait a.t.m. machines i'm not having to rely on i'm going to carry my wallet or my bag or my cash then that's a win win from both a student perspective but also from from a university perspective fingerprint recognition technology is already widely use on things like mobile phones but studies show that it's vulnerable to hacking a simple smear left on a device like this can be easily copied but starla the british firm behind this reader device to polish it with a japanese tech giant hitachi claims of a technology can all become provisos you can't copy it like you can with a fingerprint it is much much more secure and in fact the numbers we're told are one in three billion of a chance that anybody is going to be able to have the same thing about so it's
pretty secure and it also requires the finger on the person attached to be alive fame scanners are already used to access some high security buildings there are now plans to use the technology in many more shops as well as places that require membership like gyms or night clubs and even football grounds another step all finger to be precise towards can. a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera in the past half hour one person has been pulled from the rubble in mexico where rescue workers continue their search for survivors more than forty buildings collapse of a magnitude seven point one earthquake hit on tuesday afternoon the eyes of the country have been focused on a school in mexico city where number of children trapped hurricane maria has battered the dominican republic on wednesday bringing widespread flooding the storm was downgraded to a category two system but it's still forcing thousands of people to move to
shelters at least nine people have been killed. in a speech to the u.n. general assembly iran's president hassan rouhani said there'd be no changes to the nuclear deal between tehran and world powers the signatories to the agreement say there's been no violations but sections state rex tillerson said the u.s. will continue to put pressure on iran without breaking the terms of the deal. the agreement has this very concerning shortcoming that the president has mentioned as well and that is the sunset clause where one can almost set the countdown clock to when iran can resume its nuclear weapons programs its nuclear activities and that's something that the president simply finds only acceptable protests have turned violent in barcelona after supporters of an independence referendum in catalonia took to the streets earlier spanish police raided regional government offices and arrested public officials in barcelona. the central government stepping
up its pressure on the region which plans to hold a vote next month. myanmar's second vice president has told the united nations that violence in a kind state is easing or henry van theer denied there'd been any fighting since september the fifth more than four hundred twenty thousand range of muslims have fled to safety to bangladesh since the military crackdown began in myanmar late last month. kenya's supreme court has blamed the electoral commission for its decision to ona last month's election result the court judges say the commission refused to allow them to scrutinise the bodies computer service so the results those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the stream statute that's what. ever you.