tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera September 24, 2017 12:00pm-12:34pm AST
at this time on al jazeera. in the house time era when news coverage consists of a punchy headline a five second sound bite and an easy solution. delve deeper says challenge the status quo expose double standards and debate the contradictions join me mad the hot sun for a new season of the show the frank loved up front. but this time i'll just hear of . a new threat aimed at north korea along with a show of force from the united states as the u.n.
calls for a political solution to the crisis. hello i'm adrian for the get this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. i'm joe now in southeastern bangladesh where a range of refugees continue to arrive hourly from me and just across the water polls are open to germany's election where voters will decide if i go to michael with a fourth term as chancellor plus. that's. how some elderly women in south africa boxing their way back to good health. the insults between north korea and the united states of ramped up as both nations show off their military strength u.s. president donald trump took to twitter again to call north korea's leader the
rocket man he's warned kim jong un and his foreign minister that they won't be around much longer if the rhetoric continues the threat came after north korea's foreign minister rio ho spoke at the u.n. general assembly the u.s. has flown to its bombers north of the demilitarized zone for the first time in years the u.n. secretary general has met has called for a day escalation will raise rhetoric was in response to trump's address last week at the united nations diplomatic editor james pace reports democratic people's republic of korea this was the podium where four days earlier president trump threatened to totally destroy north korea now it was time for the country's top diplomat to give his blistering reply. due to his lack of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring to it as a rocket by doing so however he committed an irreversible mistake of making our
rockets visit to the entire u.s. mainland inevitable all the more none other than trump himself is on a suicide mission this clearly rankled the north koreans rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself the foreign minister kamal quipped with nicknames of his own. you were. all alone the person who is chastised even by americans as commander in grief lion king president evil is holding the seat of the us presidency and the dangerous reality that the gambler who grew old using threats frauds and all other schemes to acquire a patch of land holds the nuclear button these are what constitute the grave this threat to international peace and security today. north korea has proved once again it won't back down in five days of diplomacy in new york this crisis has got worse not better diplomats feel the situation is dangerous the insults being hurled may
sound like schoolyard language but the u.s. has carried out a show of force with jets and bombers flying close to north korea's eastern coast and there's talk of north korea carrying out an atmospheric nuclear test that's a dangerous proposition which will be conducted in the pacific ocean unlike the previous six nuclear tests which were contained underground the u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists who had a rare meeting with a north korean foreign minister after his speech has warned there's now a real risk of miscalculation leading to conflict james phase out of the united nations south korea and japan share a fear of being on the receiving end of the threats from north korea al-jazeera proprietor's penta so-called friendship festival in tokyo to gauge the level of alarm. this is an annual event meant to celebrate the close cultural ties between
south korea and japan in reality it is a relationship that is often troubled diplomatically but according to the governments of the two countries it has never been more important to be working closely together given the shared threat of north korea around the possibility that the standoff could turn into some kind of. inflect the people in japan know that given their proximity to the korean peninsula and also that close alliance with the united states it's almost inconceivable that they would be able to stay out of any conflict and people here do look with increasing allow the kind of personal rhetoric and war of words that's going on between kim jong un of north korea and president trump of the us. as adults we should use peaceful means such as diplomacy to settle this matter. if you continue to provoke each other it's a problem that could escalate into something horrible what concerns people here
especially by north korea setting off some sort of nuclear device over the pacific ocean presumably being launched on a missile that would have to fly over the top of japan in recent weeks japan has already experienced two missiles being fired over its territory having a missile carrying a nuclear warhead takes things to a whole new and very dangerous level. the head of the un's refugee agency has been meeting refugees in bangladesh in camps they've told for the program day about rape and violence in rakhine state our correspondent john hall has been hearing similar accounts from people in tech now if and southeastern bangladesh. the new arrivals well over four hundred muslim or hindu have fled ethnic cleansing in me
and in just the past month and that number is rising daily. i don't have any expectations of bangladesh i just came here to save my life. and i've seen a beggar makes planes through her tears that her husband and brother were killed when the military laid waste to her village. this is one of several entry points into bangladesh a busy water taxi route from sharp poori island to the mainland many ranger have crossed the naff river from me and to shop and into bangladesh this way many are. gathered on the water's edge the members of a large family who fled their homes two days ago during what the me and my military calls clearance operations. we were totally blockaded in our village they wouldn't allow us out and we began to run out of food and you know.
suman a beggar makes planes what happened next. the army surrounded our village and said to light our husbands and sons was slaughtered we ran away to save our lives we can take anything with us except what we were wearing. and then she adds some brutal detail. if they found a woman they'd rape her and then throw her away so she couldn't be found they did this in village after village at this point two things become clear the first is that the exodus of bridge injured while down from its peak is still going on the second is that the number of people who've lost their lives inside me and may be extremely high so many of the people arriving now are young mothers with children there aren't nearly enough husbands brothers of fathers. and despite statements to the contrary by the government of and sang suchi the violence across the water goes
on. i asked sue mana and her sister if more people would be making the crossing. yes they replied in unison many more people are preparing to leave i don't know how al-jazeera bangladesh. shock is turning to anger among the right engine pouring into bangladesh some are calling for an armed struggle against myanmar forces nicholas reports from the border area inside this bag is a twelve year old girl she's being carried to the camp by her cousins after crossing the border i. mean more soldiers slit her brother's throat they then came after her cousins won't say exactly what they did to fetch of a since she's been unable to speak eat or drink whatever they did has put her in the state of shock but. she is responsible for all this she is responsible for the killings for the violence against our people. supported the nobel laureate hoping
she would bring an end to their persecution instead mob attacks led by but as monks and the military against their community have intensified since she came to power in two thousand and fifteen despite their return to democracy they can vote go to school or practice their religion freely. and this is the just salvation army formally known as keen as secular militant group responsible for the august attacks against me and my security forces their leader ayatollah continues to call on all men and women to fight what they describe as the brutal regime of yangon and and then to the oppression of ranges. we met one of the group's members in a secret location it's the first time they accept to talk publicly. he says they have no choice but to take up arms in order to stop what they describe as the start
of a genocide against their people. if they don't give us all rights if they keep killing our people raping all women then yes there will be more attacks to come this is our land we will fight back i mean mars responds to the group's attack is described by the un as textbook ethnic cleansing the group is ill equipped and has few weapons it is no match to me and morris military might but it has the support of many ranger refugees at people stateless and in limbo. who continue to suffer of unspeakable violence. nicholas hawke al-jazeera at the bangladesh me and more border. the main challenger to germany's chancellor angela merkel has cast his vote in the general election the leader of the social democrats martin schulz has urged people
to boycott the far right and the immigration a.f.d. party merkel is expected to win a forced into office but a third of voters are still undecided feeling uncertainty about what kind of ruling coalition will emerge barnsley has more from berlin. there are obviously questions to be answered about what shape the future coalition will look like in germany and whether angela merkel will decide to keep going as it is and risk the far right alternative for germany being the official opposition or whether she'll shake things differently to try to freeze them out but by and large for germany for the european union and for the democratic world a miracle victory is looking like something that really has to happen when i go america looks out of a window in what she sees is a united states that seems to have lost direction almost most germans can't stand on all trump they can't understand what britain's doing with it and they think it's falling apart they say of france where there is an ally in macron obviously but
he's very much involved in domestic french policies and they see a big scary world with things like north korea. described trumps comments on north korea in the united nations last week is absolutely unacceptable she's very much committed to maintaining the climate change deal the paris accord she's has a relationship with russia and china and all these issues are very very significant when so many other so-called allies of germany seem to be falling apart and losing direction and so much of the reason i think why germans wants merkel to stay as chancellor is because she's so stable and so solid and they can trust not just for their own country but on the world stage to. we'll get a weather update next year i was there then catalonia has campaigned for independence day it's the central government in madrid to take control of the region's police force we'll tell you more and a show of force by turkey on the border with iraq that's ahead of the independence votes we'll be right back.
however we've got yet another tropical system making its way towards southern parts of china. that's a tropical depression is bringing some very heavy rain towards high nan lots of cloud and rain lurking back across the gulf of thailand some heavy downpours and very wet weather to coming in over the next couple of days for a good part of the philippines so there's that wet weather just around indo-china much of the region here seeing some heavy downpours with some flooding across a good part of town and as we go on through monday and on into tuesday by the south the showers and making the way across much of malaysia northern parts of indonesia right and we can expect see right even coming into java jakarta seeing wet weather over the coming days meanwhile we're seeing some welcome wet weather pushing its
way towards perth area of low pressure just swirling in was over the coming days that had a wet weather too down towards the southeastern corner not quite breaking the heat just yet eastern pos camera had its hottest day seventy nine years as we went through the course of sasa day we're going to see just fourteen celsius for melbourne as we go on through monday but still warm there in sydney at twenty seven and thirty four for brisbane but been cooling off a tad i choose to. tensions are high. little has changed and new village officials are struggling to demonstrate goodwill. among morial is trying for a calm maggi sacrificed his life the political. night on drive a wedge between the village and. practice part three of
a six part series filmed over five years. china's democracy experiment at this time on al-jazeera. again the top stories here on al-jazeera the crisis on the korean peninsula shows no sign of abating north korea's foreign minister has delivered a response to donald trump's threats of the united nations general assembly and u.s. bombers have flown north of the demilitarized zone in a show of force. the head of the un's refugee agency has been meeting in bangladesh camps they have told some people around there about the murder rape and violence they say is happening in mass rakhine state. just like america's main challenger
martin schulz from the social democrats has cast his vote in germany's general election michael is expected to win a fourth term in office this uncertainty about what kind of ruling coalition will emerge. control of the police force has been taken away from catalans regional authorities it's the latest move by the spanish government ahead of an independence referendum in a week but dread says the vote is illegal that is deploying thousands of extra officers penholder reports from barcelona. these are the two letters fueling a. crisis. is spanish for yes vote for catalonia to break away from spain. this is a revolution to achieve a yes vote and it's a revolution to be allowed to vote. catalonian authorities already have limited powers to run the region's affairs but of course the referendum on full
independence next weekend but the spanish government has ordered police and state prosecutors to block the vote the left wing c u p party is one of many pushing for separation. this is a peaceful revolution we want to change the system but not continue the cycle of violence. has been campaigning for the yes but the no campaign simply doesn't exist and that's because the central government has declared the referendum illegal and not as men there's been no serious public despite. political pros and cons of independence. at the market in barcelona's working class neighborhood that the lack of debate has left some of them. i'm originally from the other side of the country in western spain settled in barcelona forty years ago he sells cured ham from his hometown one hundred kilometers away.
i'm told i'm not really clear yes or no no i've decided to convince me we're pretty good how we are i'm just not sure things would be better with independence. a few stalls away home grown produce displayed in the catalan language greengrocer delfin paris is catalan boredom brit but he has little tolerance for any politician. today and we haven't got time for all this i know nothing about politics. i just hope everything turns out ok you know. but others express louder opinions everynight barcelona's balconies protest at what they see as madrid heavy handed tactics a drumbeat. and. pedal out his ear
a barcelona spain. turkey's parliament has renewed a mandate allowing military intervention in iraq and syria it's being seen as a final warning against the kurdish independence vote on monday turkey's prime minister. has called the poll a mistake and has warned of consequences andrew symonds reports from the albuquerque more forces have now been deployed on turkey's border with iraq it's no coincidence this exercise started in the run up to the iraqi kurds referendum on independence turkey's parliament has now approved the extension of an existing mandate for military intervention in iraq one of several options the details of which have yet to be disclosed. the steps will be taken in close cooperation with iraq iran and other neighboring countries these measures will have diplomatic political economic and security dimensions. the tension has tempered excitement among turkey's minority kurdish population here india but care
where there's been violence and dissent for decades many kurds feel weary and anxious about the future the ancient walls of the old city along with temporary fencing mark out no go areas in some poor districts security operations have involved houses being demolished it follows a move by the kurdish armed group ekk to bring the long running conflict to urban areas as a result kurds who have no connection to the violence have lost their homes while history hasn't treated the kurds at all kindly there are underlying fears here that a referendum in iraq on the dream of independence could present more nightmares and for some here they've had enough nightmares for a lifetime but magnet dar is defiant he's refusing to move from his home that's earmarked for demolition and he's turned down compensation he believes it's right
to have the iraqi referendum now. i'm in favor of the referendum as kurds we should have our rights here the turkish state puts pressure on us oppressing us i even consider moving to iraq now but. aside from a demolition there are teams now working on urban regeneration projects in this city that's home to around a million kurds but there's a real danger though there's an independent spoke by kurds next door in iraq may prove to be more of a hindrance than a help. andrew symonds al-jazeera. there's been a suicide attack on a foreign military convoy in afghanistan's capital kabul security sources told i was there or that three people have been killed the interior ministry says the attacker was targeting danish troops the taliban has claimed responsibility.
syria's foreign minister says that his government is close to a military victory after more than six years of war. made the remarks during a speech at the un general assembly in new york multiple investigations have found that syrian government forces have targeted civilians and used banned chemical weapons during the conflict denied the allegations and criticized the u.s. led coalition. and. the so-called international coalition led by the u.s. which was created three years ago to allegedly fight terrorist groups such as eisel has killed many more innocent syrians mostly women and children the terrorists and has destroyed vital infrastructure that syrians have worked for years to build it has also used phosphorous bombs and other internationally prohibited weapons before the eyes of the whole world. in the u.k. six people have been injured in another so-called acid attack it happened this
shopping center in stratford in the east of london a teenager has been arrested the country's home secretary has vowed to crack down on attacks involving corrosive substances after a series of similar incidents this year. the protests in mexico after reports that partly collapsed buildings will be demolished just five days after a huge earthquake relatives have been demonstrating calling for rescue efforts to continue the number of confirmed dead is now close to three hundred after the magnitude seven point one earthquake al-jazeera as i do jocasta records before dawn the site of an ambulance gave hope that another survivor had been pulled out of this collapsed office building in mexico city but that was not so the patient was a rescuer who suffered a leg injury then surely before eight a.m. local time a six point two magnitude aftershock sent everyone running from the teetering rubble the new quake centered about seven hundred kilometers away halted the rescue
operations for about half an hour each minute he's counts in volunteers marking their arms with names and blood types as a precaution continue to work without rest you know one of the. honestly i'm tired but what i'm feeling is nothing compared to what the people trapped inside are feeling it can't be compared rescuers believe perhaps six people are still alive under the debris a crane removed a significant portion of the fourth floor once in accounting firm underneath a list of more than forty names of those who are still missing their family members have set up a makeshift camp the family's sleeping here now for more than four nights living off the generosity of strangers has been bringing and words of comfort they're clinging to hope even as the hours pass is the most it was just. the idea that my niece is still alive gives us strength not just her but all the people
inside the building was sure she and everyone else will be rescued alive while some families put on a brave face others cannot hide their anguish each moment of waiting an eternity. castro al-jazeera mexico city u.s. federal aid has begun to arrive in puerto rico as emergency services deal with the devastation left by hurricane maria eleven ships event of the main port bringing in cults food at will and six million liters of drinking water and more ships are expected to arrive during the week gabriel as on the reports now from some one of the caribbean islands hit by the storm we're here on the island nation of st lucia and it's a staging place for aid operations in to domenica the island of dominique is completely destroyed the situation is very bad there nearly a week after hurricane maria hit that island nation it remains essential he cut off
from the outside world in many ways we've heard reports that u.s. military helicopters are flying over the island and literally plucking people to safety to get them evacuated some of the ferries are now just starting to run from dominique back here to st lucia and other areas again bringing people for the first time off the island and in to some safety now tony goes prime minister roosevelt skerritt spoke to the united nations on saturday and he described the situation is in his country like this. all building roofless all water pipes. on route infrastructure destroyed oh hospital is with. and schools have disappeared beneath the rubble scare it was also very clear on what he says is the underlying issue that caused
the hurricanes that have destroyed his country i was. the brunt of climate. i repeat we have a consequence. of the actions of. actions that indian joe very existence the situation on dominic is beyond desperate the island nation is home to about seventy one thousand people but many don't many kids live abroad in other countries and they've been trying to reach out to see what's happening with their relatives if they're ok if their houses are destroyed and also even if they're still alive. now as you get older you can perhaps be excused for slowing down a little but not some energetic grannies in south africa who would keep their bodies and minds healthy study a page report. training start slightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out along the life time of frustration.
at eighty five years old in time the sort of what trains as hard as anyone who children and grandchildren have told her to stop but having given up football and running because they made her too hot she's refused saying boxing is hope passion. i feel so good i feel fresh a pledge this side and the side like this and like that i really love this i don't like things like soccer because i break. the coach claude says they're gaining strength flexibility coordination and a lot more because it's confidence it's you know the more they do that you feel a. little more energetic i like it's more of the feel for the working of wood difficult for these ladies and i take their training very seriously