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so killing penguins for the nomadic jacka tribe survival is about reaching their destination if we don't hurry will never be able to get the top of the story we follow the mongolian herdsmen on a treacherous migration. is dangerous the ice is a thing as they strive to preserve their traditional way of life with your sometimes luser cattle there with the cold war because of the storm risking it all mongolia at this time on al-jazeera. north korea's foreign minister says latest statement was a declaration of war and that all options on now. and this is al jazeera live from london also coming up defiance in the face of
widespread opposition iraq's kurds follow through with that controversial independence referendum triggering fury from neighbors. the devastation here on dominique is fathomable look at this neighborhood here right here it is completely destroyed. thousands of people and dominate quite a rico left in despair following a devastating howard. spat with u.s. football players. we begin with the escalating war of words between north korea and the united states in the last hour young's top diplomats has said president tweets that leader kim jong. was a declaration of war and north korea now has every right to take countermeasures
including shooting down u.s. bombers outside of it says space. you know. last weekend trump claimed that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and he declared war on our country. the fact that this comes from the united states president is clearly a declaration of war. since the united states declared war on our country we have every right to make counts measures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they're not yet inside north korea in space. well let's go to our diplomatic editor james bass who is at the u.n. headquarters in new york and listen to those comments james the significance i suppose really of these a war of words as i went out describing it but this particular episode seems to have ramped up the pressure even more. yes remember that foreign minister really spoke to the u.n. on saturday and gave his speech to the general assembly it was
a blistering speech full of torments and nicknames directed at the u.s. president but he's come back again and had more things to say before getting in a motorcade to take him to the airport and then to china and back to north korea and it's interesting that he was responding to things that actually had happened before he made the speech on saturday and that he didn't talk about on saturday and has now decided that he fear feels he wants the raise one as you heard the comment from president trump that the north korean leadership might not be around much longer he says now that amounts to a declaration of war and that show of force those fighter jets and bombers that came from japan and from the u.s. bases there that flew off north korea's coast in international waters on saturday before he spoke he said now that if there is action like that then north korea is prepared to respond and shoot down u.s.
bombers it seems that there were things he didn't say on saturday that someone and we can guess who in pyongyang said he ought to say and he said it before he left in fact he came and made a statement got in his car and then moments later came out again and made another statement almost as much as if he'd checked his checklist and realized there was something else he was supposed to say and that was that all measures remain on the table and will be discussed and assessed by the north korean leadership he seems to speak of his boss in a sort of honorific plural because he refers to him repeatedly as the leadership we know he's talking about kim china has responded jane on monday saying both sides in the stay calm they must try to stop irritating each other interesting choice of words but does either side really think to be listening to anybody out there not just talking about north koreans here but that president trump is being asked to calm down their rhetoric doesn't seem to make any difference either. doesn't seem
to make any difference at all to president trump and his tweets i mean he seems more busy at the moment with his feud with american sports stars but he has been tweeting about north korea and there is no conservatory language coming from either side it's worth telling you that foreign minister really is a very experienced north korean diplomat he has dealt with u.s. diplomats in better times when they were talking during the six party talks stage he negotiated with the u.s. and he also was the north korean ambassador to the united kingdom's he does speak english but he decided not to take questions and to address all his comments in korean in those two brief statements that he go to reporters here good to get your perspective their game is based on interest from the eula.
kurds have voted in large numbers in a controversial independence referendum in northern iraq is expected to deliver a comfortable yes result but the outcome. about strong opposition from iraq's central government as well as neighbors turkey and iran and there are fears could destabilize the region. from a veil. it's a day in iraq's kurds say they had hoped to see in their lifetime so eager to be the first to cast their ballots suzanne was so excited about the referendum she had a. it's a day iraq's kurds say they had hoped to see in their lifetime so eager to be the first to cast their ballots suzanne was so excited about the referendum she had a restless night at eighteen is the first time she's been able to vote. i am so happy i wanted to be one of the first ones here i only slept for three hours this is a historic day for us it's not the first time idris has voted but he too was in early
he does his blue ink finger was pride. i have voted in presidential and parliamentary elections before but this is the most important one because it's about independence. everyone arabs assyrians everyone who wants to live in freedom. similar scenes were being repeated around the kurdish region people streaming into polling stations however they could potentially in areas where kurdish president has a strong foothold so happy to. devote also went to cook despite fears it could further alienate turkey where an arab's nearly half of the city's population who feel they have been marginalized by the kurds. so this is the question. areas outside of.
the vote. which means. everything on the ballot is written in three other languages arabic assyrian and turkish the regional government sending a message that the future kurdistan state will be inclusive. but william benjamin is not convinced he's an assyrian christian and has voted no. the same interest in us and other political events before this referendum it's just a way to lure the minorities we respect their promises but until now they've not respected all rights and every reason the history of this land excluding all part and it's the kurdish president has said that it's time to end a failed partnership with baghdad a message that resonates among kurds who hope that this is the day that they write what they consider to be historical role but by taking over the disputed
territories but. those who feel history is repeating itself this time against known kurds. well we can talk live to holder who is in erbil in northern iraq how there are reports that the turnout has been healthy and people still out let me. know and now the voting is officially closed after one hour extension now we got a bit of an indication turnout but only hours of midday so only four hours after the polling stations had open earlier today and no surprises there the highest turnout would be ended two provinces of the hope in their field those are the ones where. the an escapee party have a strong foothold and the was one around twenty three percent in the provinces and . we also were in the disputed territory the largest
turnout in the city of kirkuk and more than sixty percent but i do afterthought in on that one it's because here is a list nearly half of the population is made up turkmen and. they're said that they would boycott the bush side would we have to wait and see details of the electoral commission but i think it has to do mostly with the church among the kurdish population there now we don't have any exit polls according to the law here to take up to seventy two hours the electoral commission hopes that it will be in twenty four hours but as you can see behind me the celebrations are going on for most people you speak to those who certainly have voted yes for them there have already won this referendum the party atmosphere. has been increasingly upset about the referendum been held in the first place anything from them since it's now going on. well absolutely i mean prime minister body has been
a warning in the war not that he would take some tough measures against the kurdish . and i heard here today we had parliament voting asking for the prime minister to send the iraqi troops federal troops to this view to churches that are currently under control of the kurdish forces those who were part of this referendum including the city and the province. had made last night we also heard from the iraqi national council that one saying that it took the decision to. take back whole international crossing of the third reason and to put them on the books shows . federal border guards now those that means that the two airports have their appeal and similarly to the border crossings with iran and two with dirty had nothing has happened so far but certainly i think the next twenty four hours we're
going to hear that rather ratchet up a bit more more decisions coming out of baghdad and i think when people sober up here there will still wondering when will these measures stop the materializing and that's when the fears that border referendum that things might not go as smoothly as they think or day i hope will come back to the surface good to get your thoughts . that bring us the latest on independence referendum some of the. japan's prime minister has called a snob general election next month opinion polls show strong support for conservative l.d.p. policy and its strong stance against the threat from north korea jonghyun has threatened to sink japan into the sea and has fined two missiles over the northern island of hokkaido in the past month. the united nations says the exodus of
limbs from bangladesh is the most urgent refugee emergency in the world and shows the extent of the crisis after hundreds of thousands fled their homeland in iraq following a crackdown that she forces last month sprawling refugee camps have been built. with. four hundred thirty thousand people stay with us here on al-jazeera still ahead a win but it was a weeklong. riggins complicated task of building a coalition government. however since a very wet weather in eastern parts of china recently look at this big mass of cloud
that's pushing its way through shanghai really has some torrential downpours there has been some localized flooding one hundred seventy one millimeters of rain twenty four hours well over the september average rainfall a lot of cloud and rain too down towards the southwest of the country pushing into vietnam in vietnam was seventy six millimeters of rain here in twenty four hours that was our tropical depression which is now weakened and diminished and eased a little further north which and west was but showers continue on the side of hanoi thirty two celsius here so if you celsius too for shanghai tuesday looks a tad drier make the most of the rain returns as we go into where to stay more heavy downpours coming in here southern parts of china do look generally fine and dry generally dry as you can see pushing into northern parts of vietnam by this stage but you come across into china heavy showers there into central and southern parts of india once again bangladesh still seeing some thundery downpours that wet weather staying in place as we go on through tuesday chance of some showers there
over towards the western ghats mumbai could see some wetter weather to further north where we see highs in new delhi of thirty five and karate chops off thirty two. on counting the cost germany's outlook it's europe's largest body fracturing economy but is it in the slow lane when it comes to the digital economy we'll talk to swiss re about it shoring for climate change plus can we stop companies from using on internet data without. counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. i really felt liberated as a journalist was. getting to the truth of that i would that's what this job.
welcome back to remind of the top stories here and i'll just there up north korea's foreign minister says u.s. president donald trump's recent comments on his nuclear program were a declaration of war against pyongyang. cancer voted in large numbers in a controversial independence referendum in northern iraq the referendum has faced strong opposition from the central government and backed out as well as international criticism. venezuela's foreign minister has blasted u.s. president gerry in his address to the un general assembly well let's speak to our united nations correspondent roselyn jordan about this for us what is going on between these two countries this is all down to donald trump senior u.n. . speech just last week or was it about when you travel ban.
well so it's not so much about the renewed travel ban although we are expecting a press conference from jorge aurea son at the security council stakeout any time now but this is going beyond the u.n. general assembly high level week which is wrapping up at this hour this is going back to the u.s. president donald trump dropping very strong hints that the u.s. would be prepared to intervene militarily inside venezuela because of the ongoing up political discord happening in that country well of course the foreign minister mr ari also took issue with that during his address a short time ago while impaired out of the i don't but if you as if he were the world's president donald trump use this for us from bill for peace or announce war the total destruction of member states the application of course of you know that trial and illegal measures threatening and judging as if he had dictatorial
absolute power over seven states set him members of this organization now of course it's worth pointing out su that our relations between venezuela and the united states were not very good during the presidency of barack obama but there was a late effort to try to improve relations at least on a lower level but since donald trump has become president things have worsened even more especially given that with the ongoing political discord there have been questions about whether the u.s. should even try to intervene especially given its history of intervention in other latin american countries intervention which many people did not like because they considered it meddling at best and basically engineering coups at worst going to get an explanation about and jordan the united nations. well yes president donald
trump's war of words with the national football league has stretched into a fourth day dozens of and i felt players coaches and even some onus of joined with protests against chumps call for a boycott of the he suggested players who nailed during the national anthem were disrespecting the u.s. flag at least hellman reports. n.f.l. players taking a stand some by taking in eight others by sitting while the national lab them played or by raising a fist. it was a scene repeated at fourteen games right across the united states and london was. they were responding to comments made by president trump on friday night attacking players who had knelt over the past due to protest racial inequality a gesture started by colin kaepernick would you love to see one of these n.f.l. owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of
a the field right out this guy. the seattle seahawks and tennessee titans chose to stay in the locker room while the national anthem played as did the pittsburgh steelers with the exception of one player a one hundred illinois river and. elsewhere other players chose to lock arms together in solidarity is beyond politics it's about being a human being and having dignity and compassion for other human beings regardless of their race and their gender but if the protest becomes that we're going to sit down to a meal we're not sure respect to the flag of the united states of america and everything that symbolizes everything that stands for everything our country's been through to get to this point. i do not agree with that reactions by supporters across the u.s. but also divided i think our flag represents the services that our military fights for our freedoms and. it's i just think it's completely disrespectful that they're
kneeling for that i think they should be suspended a certain time and they are exercising their right of free speech i mean that's the first amendment and we've always had the right i don't think the president should actually be getting involved and saying that he has a one sided stance he's not looking at the issues that arose before the nailing started which is that what we're known for trump himself tweeted about the issue five times on sunday reiterating his position and spoke briefly in new jersey we have a great country we have great people representing our country back we are told suffered . a defeat would bring back a sunday in the n.f.l. where passions before the game matched if not exceeded those that came after. you lace home and al-jazeera. for more on this kimberly how can joins us from washington d.c.
four days in protest the growing but still donald trump stoking it with another tweet. indeed has been tweeting all morning here in washington on this issue one of the tweets has caught a lot of attention and that is where the president says that this this issue and his weighing in on it is not about race it's about respect for the country respect for the flag but i could tell you most people no matter where you sit on this issue seem to feel this is exactly about race and here's why this really started not just yesterday or friday when the president made and weighed in on this but it started with the quarterback calling capper nikken twenty sixteen under barack obama the first african-american president it was then that he started taking a knee and pointing out that there was still a big problem when it came to the treatment of minorities particularly when it comes to policing will says then that movement has grown we've seen it unfold with the president weighing in a lot of pushback particularly not not just the n.f.l. but we've seen in other sports but the fact that it's been in the f. n.f.l.
where seventy percent of the players are african-american we've seen this team work now black players white players all sort of linking arms and standing side by side has shown the pushback the president is receiving in fact a poll over the weekend shows that two thirds of americans are typically look to the president to unite the country feel that donald trump is weighing in on this issue is in fact dividing it further think this obviously what's happening with the north korean issue already dominating the headlines at the moment but this is just a clever way really of detracting from one elf is going on but maybe he doesn't want us talking around. well certainly there is that discussion here in the united states right now that this is all very calculated having followed donald trump for a while now i tend to think that he is a person who likes to get into fights he likes to be the center of attention he was speaking at the sort of off the cuff in front of his base on friday the area that loves football the state of alabama this was just an example of something where he
thought he would get a good applause line but it's turned into so much more than that and you're right it is diverting attention from very important issues right now the escalating war of words over the weapons program in north korea the fact that his son in law jared kirshner has used to a private e-mail for government work there's also the issue of the the struggling effort to repeal obamacare and also of course the travel restrictions that were put in place on sunday by this government expanding what we've seen in some cases from before indefinitely these are all issues that deserve scrutiny that aren't getting talked about right now is to get into fights is certainly picking enough of them in a moment many. german chancellor angela merkel has won a full term in office but she faces a very different political landscape her center right christian democratic union party has won just on the thirty three percent of the vote giving them two hundred thirty eight seats and main rival and coalition partner of the center left social
democrats led by martin schultz just over twenty percent of the vote or hundred forty eight seats but the biggest change to germany's political scene is this the far right under islam alternative for germany or fifty one thirteen percent of the translates into ninety five seats the three other main policies one between nine and eleven percent of the vote but could find themselves in power sponsor of a coalition barnsley reports from berlin. the most important politician in europe the most important female politician anywhere the flag bearer for liberal democracy in an uncertain world four wins in a row for angela merkel even if her party's vote share shrunk and the far right emerged once again it was a problem she was quick to acknowledge you know when you win from let's mark we want those a.f.d. voters to move to come back to us through good political work we want to solve the problems people are facing these might be shoes of integration and illegal
immigration but there are also questions around services in rural areas or questions of public transport or opportunities for farmers as recent opinion polls have predicted the far right and see immigrants alternative for germany which wants to close mosques and stop immigration took thirteen percent meaning more than eighty seats in parliament yet the disorganized by monday morning the woman who led them to this position said she was so angry with the direction of the party that she would not be joining their bloc this i knew i would like to hear such an anarchic party as we've seen in the last two weeks can be successful as an opposition but it can't offer a realistic expectations of taking over the government i have decided that i would not be part of the f.t. in the bundestag the morning papers tell both these stories the tabloids in shock at the symbolism of the far right getting into the german parliament again the more sober media arguing it was still merkel's night despite some losses a sample of opinion in central billion on monday morning reflected both these views
. we are democrats and we have to accept it and i'm confident they'll find a solution and i also think that on the next vote the f.t. won't be a strong anymore and said i am our thread poor germany to about set against recent european elections in austria the netherlands and france in which it was feared the far right might actually gain power and given the angle of merkel herself decided to take a million refugees into germany it is quite striking that she's actually still in power of saw her job now is to try to dismantle the f.t.'s influence in the german parliament and their core argument that immigration is a threat to germany's way of life. once the headline writers have finished with the story expect more focus on merkel's bigger concerns how to deal with the u.s. presidents on issues such as climate change iran and north korea as well as stabilizing the european union the think about merkel though is that she knows how to win gloriously al-jazeera. french investigators have opened
a full scale inquiry into allegations that one of the world's largest banks was complicit in the nine hundred ninety four rwandan genocide b.m.p. perry about us is accused of authorizing the transfer of one point three million dollars that was used to purchase weapons used in the genocide in which more than eight hundred thousand people were massacred the transfer allegedly came a month after a united nations arms embargo on the wound and pay paragraph says the inquiry does not come as a surprise to them medical services on puerto rico are in critical condition in the wake of hurricane maria with officials warning the situation may get worse before it gets better the strongest storm to hit the caribbean island in decades has caused wide ranging power outages many hospitals are running off generators on friday around seventy thousand people were told to evacuate the area close to
a dam that had been damaged there are fears that it could breach and core severe flooding or a camera has killed at least thirty one people in the caribbean these high definition satellite images of before and after the storm show the extent of the damage in dominico and it is massive the a tree is left standing and eighty percent of the buildings have been damaged or destroyed completely as no running water and aside from a few generators no electricity gabriel elizondo has more from many. the devastation here on domenico is on fathomable look at this neighborhood here right here it is completely destroyed hurricane near maria came through here washed out the entire neighborhood the situation remains very bad as you can see there's lots of people here there's a water distribution point this is one of the first times in nearly six days that
there's been any water distribution here you can see people are anxious to get water they're thirsty they're hungry there's no electricity here the reason there's been no electricity on the island is because all of the power lines are down the situation is very difficult sir how are things here right now things are pretty rough. yeah what do you need what do you need really to whatever need food and. how bad was a hurricane it's a very very bad it is this american they were there but right now get out of it and with everything that's good luck thank you as you can see the situation is very difficult here again more than six days after the hurricane came through here and there's no other way to describe it than a catastrophe both on a physical scale and for the humans the people that live on this island for all intents and purposes the country of domi domenica is completely gone and it's a debris field.
before we go in mine all of our top stories north korea's top diplomat says president all chance tweets that needed kim jong around much longer is a declaration of war and he says north korea now has every right to take countermeasures including shooting down u.s. bombers outside of it says space. you know it's a modern last weekend claim that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and he declared war on our country. the fact that this comes from the united states president is clearly a declaration of war. since united states declared war on our country we have every right to make counts measures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they're not yet inside north korea in space. kurds have voted in large numbers in a controversial independence referendum in northern iraq is expected to deliver
a comfortable yes result but the outcome won't be binding during the vote face strong opposition from iraq central government as well as neighbors iran and turkey and there are fears it could destabilize the region or. our armed forces are on the borders with iraq to do whatever it takes iran as well will do whatever it takes our air force stands ready we will never allow anyone or anything to go from turkey to iraq this week we will adopt so many other measures will close the borders nothing will go across the border. and germany angle america has begun the task of building a new coalition after sunday's election a party cannot hope but with a reduced number of seats the far right alternative for germany party has won seats in parliament for the first time taking thirteen percent of the vote as the first time for decades as a far right party has won seats in the german parliament medical services on puerto
rico are in critical condition in the wake of hurricane maria with officials warning the situation may get worse before it gets better the strongest storm to hit the caribbean island in decades has caused wide ranging power outages and hospitals running off generators those are the headlines stay with us an al-jazeera counting the cost is next. the it has. hello i'm adrian finnigan this is counting the cost of al-jazeera a wiki look at the world of business and economics this week we'll look at the