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a declaration of war that's how north korea's foreign minister described tweets from donald trump he says all options are now on the table. i know it's devastating for. a country in ruins we report from dominica what hurrican maria has left a trail of destruction. and the venezuelan citizens forced to scavenge for food in what was once south america's richest capital city. and over to being counted in a controversial kurdish referendum on secession in northern iraq with a reported turnout of seventy two percent a comfortable yes result as expected but the outcome won't be binding how dr hamid reports from abil. 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 that 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 i hope that you could say will be a state for everyone arabs assyrians you know everyone who needs safety wants to live in freedom. similar scenes were being repeated around the kurdish region people streaming into polling stations however they could areas where kurdish president has a strong foothold so happy today. also went to cook
despite fears it could further alienate. nearly half of the city's population who feel they have been marginalized by the kurds so this is the ballot paper the question. areas outside of the region. to become an independent state 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 in every race in the history of this land excluding all part and it's. the kurdish president has said that it's time to end the 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 a historical role but by taking over the disputed territories but is only now faces those who feel history is repeating itself this time against known kurds but at the . or assaults of the very toned expected for another day at least but that hasn't stopped celebrations erupting on the streets of stratford is that. it seems to upset you and i said well i don't think it's very much a referendum it's expected that the celebrations down. there was it seems like the march on the part of the actual nature of this story
the criticisms of the surrounding countries the criticisms of the international criticism and the very real rights may defy the bike was nice. and did china. relation in this entire. north korea's top diplomat has called a tweet by u.s. president donald trump a declaration of war drum tweeted on saturday that north korea's leadership wouldn't be around much longer the north korean foreign minister says his country now has the right to take countermeasures including shooting down u.s. planes the white house says the suggestion they've declared war is absurd on diplomatic editor james bass has more. as he left his hotel heading out of new york north korea's foreign minister really young ho addressed reporters with a statement that further ramps up the tension with the u.s.
. last weekend trump claiming that our leadership wouldn't be around much longer and hence at last he declared a war no country or do you like the more that given the fact that this comes from someone who is currently holding the seat of the united states presidency this is clearly a declaration of war his latest comments go further than his address to the u.n. general assembly two days earlier he was clearly responding to president trump's tweet after that speech in which he referred to little rocket man and warned they may not be around much longer he also referred to u.s. show of force which took place just before he spoke on saturday u.s. fighter jets and b. one bombers flying close to north korea's eastern coast but still over international waters can be will be years when doing polar honeys home since the u.s. declared war in our country we will have every right to make ken a measures including the right to shoot down the united states strategic bombers even when they're not
yet inside the airspace of our country thought they would. the foreign minister. said many things last week and this week and that the japanese ambassador to the united nations among those who wouldn't publicly dignify the comments of the north korean foreign minister with a response diplomats are hoping there can be a poor's in the war of words bartz with the constant provocations coming from north korea and the instant replies on twitter from president trump that seems a little unlikely james pays out his era at the united nations. medical services on board a 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 now running on generators on friday around seventy thousand people were told to leave the area first to a dam that had been damaged and fears that it could breach and cause severe
flooding arkan maria has killed at least thirty three people in the caribbean these high definition satellite images of before and after the storm show the extent of the damage in dominica and it's massive barely a tree is left standing and eighty percent of the buildings have been damaged or destroyed gabriel is under reports from dominique or. approaching dominique from the shoreline the first signs of a battered country on shore at the port the picture is clear. crews frantically had low water some of the first aid to reach the island all week but it will find out later it's not nearly as. a group of dominicans who live abroad have reached the island to rescue family members bring in supplies and they get a first glimpse of a home landed ruins i love this country i you know when i die it's devastating for me was.
he at least knows his family is alive but not everyone is so lucky they started going through. a lot so i lost my niece my niece my brothers and not in a critical condition i haven't seen my daughter. through all the old girl but i don't want to sit with both airports shut down people crowd the gates at the port to try to get on one of the few ships evacuating people out and piss is why in this neighborhood near the capital everything is gone schools homes roads it's all badly damaged some beyond repair the people of this island nation of seventy one thousand are desperate some still in shock you know and i have to think it came up with a vengeance the hurricane destroyed the power lines there's been no electricity for
a week supermarkets are flattened leaving little food this seventy eight year old man hadn't eaten in days you know she was going. to ride in the no way you know no shop no. get anything. if they do want to get it it took. eight operations are still in the early phases but it's clear domenico will need the world's help to rebuild not for days not months but for years but that can wait water can't hear they're thirsty and in this neighborhood bottled water finally arrives given the nature of the destruction it's almost like the country of domenico no longer exists and in some ways it doesn't once a small but vibrant island nation with our culture music and life all of
that is now gone the entire country has been reduced to a debris field the heart of any country is not its buildings or roads and it domenico their will is being tested in ways no people should ever have to endure but will is all they have left. to. domenico. the united nations says the exodus overhead to muslims from in ma to bangladesh is currently the most urgent refugee emergency in the world new drone footage shows the extent of the ranger humanitarian crisis after hundreds of thousands fled their homeland in myanmar sprawling refugee camps have been built in southern bangladesh are now home to more than four hundred thirty thousand range of muslims of the she guards continue to patrol the border. inside myanmar burn within the site nicholas haq is that. this is as close as we can get to the right kind states where an
ethnic cleansing is currently happening just moments ago we saw villages burn in the distance it's through this land border between me and moore in bangladesh that a few weeks ago hundreds of thousands of ranches crossed the border since the more security forces have put up barbed wire fencing and planted land mines on the border the general in charge of this clearing operation says that all its citizens are welcome back to me and more except. for considered illegal immigrants by yangon . but for bangladesh these ranges that are in camps here belong to me and more and they have to go back home bangladesh has deployed its military on its border its beefed up its presence with border guards increasing their patrol on the border area the relationship between young gone and hockey is at its lowest point yangon refuses to recognize ranges bangladesh wants the un to mediate the return of the
to their homeland meanwhile this border is getting increasingly tense as there is more and more military presence being deployed here still to come on germany's chancellor angela merkel begins the complicated task of building a coalition government after losing ground to the far right. and deserted streets in bali as a massive volcano threatens to rot for the first time in more than half a century. rather nicely warm recently in the southeast of australia the clouds trading through and disappearing as a secular nation near perth and that's brought significant rain recently it is still there still going round in circles so pursed on
a seventy mm the rain likely at least on the south coast is stretching through the bite is trying to reach adelaide i'm not sure actually get there so quite well but twenty three the cloud increasing on wednesday twenty one in melbourne and twenty six in breeze been so pleasant looking because spring here but the last went through that part of australia the southeast corner has been quite active now and it's sticking to this division between north and south island so the rain obviously going to be on the northern side of the frontal system and is there most likely all of tuesday making a rather wet and windy day in oakland little bit better in christchurch less of both the rain and the wind in the sun doesn't do much for temps any. church come wednesday but all clint ought to be just out in the sunshine at sixteen but there's still rain running through north island as you can see and talking of rain just briefly these last few seconds exceedingly wet recently in shanghai and you can see
the forecast on tuesday keeps the rain not far away. for the nomadic tribe. never been able to. follow the mongolian herdsmen on a treacherous migration. on. the ice. as they strive to preserve their traditional way of life. sometimes losing. their would because of. risking you don't go at this time on al-jazeera.
no the one of the top stories here. codes are voted in large numbers in a controversial referendum on secession in northern iraq the referendum has faced strong opposition in central government in baghdad as well as international criticism. north korea's foreign minister says u.s. president donald trump's recent comments on its leadership were a declaration of war. and the extent of the devastation caused by harken maria is becoming clear as many as eighty percent of the buildings have been destroyed in the caribbean island of dominie. germany's chancellor angela merkel is holding talks on forming a new coalition after her party came out top in sunday's election but its share of the vote fell and for the first time in decades the far right have won seats in the german parliament learns the reports from back then. 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 angle of 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 march 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 most 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 is the most severe such an anarchic party as we've seen in the last two weeks can be successful as an opposition party can't
offer a realistic expectations of taking over the government i have decided that i would not be part of the f.t. clique 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 fair 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 at all her job now is to try to dismantle e.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 are finished with the f.t. 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 to think about merkel though is that she knows how to win gloriously al-jazeera. the success of the f.t. has worried many who see it as a as racist and dangerous supporters though say it's a respectable conservative party report in the eastern city of dresden where the f.t. did particularly well. from the beginning he's just twenty five but he's already risen up the party structure julian visa and joined the f.d.a. or alternative for germany when it started four years ago now it's grown to become the third largest party in parliament it's also being called dangerous and democratic and racist as. i see the f.t.
as a respectable conservative party with plenty of liberal ideas it's going to great lengths to represent this viewpoint and drive clear line between itself and far right attitudes that's the only way it can be successful. here in dazed and in eastern germany the party has solid support in fact in this region saxony the f.t. received more votes than any other party frank going big born locally just after the second world war says many people here feel neglected by the traditional parties but the a.f.p. has also been boosted by chancellor merkel's decision to let in hundreds of thousands of refugees two years ago here b i n one i think asylum seekers and immigrants are treated better than people on low incomes and the f.t. brings that out into the open and given the a.f.p. success here you'd think it would be easy to find people who voted for it but you'd be wrong quite a while trying to find an a.f.p. supporter will explain their choice to us but we simply haven't found anybody who
will admit on camera to voting for the party but what about in the working class suburbs here we did find one unashamed a.f.d. voter. i feel left behind barely never understands me that was disturbing me this couple say they didn't vote but think many people back to the f.t. for reasons other than immigration and i think that was just a protest yes. and when al jazeera asked foreigners living here if the a.f.p. success worried them this also was typical. and that whatever happens i think germany will remain a good to me a credit country it will be you main towards refugees whoever is in power that's certainly a hope shared by a majority of german voters what's less clear is how much pressure the newly strengthened the f.d.a. will exert on the government to toughen its line. al-jazeera dress them at least forty five people are being killed after a series of air strikes in syria is
a live province russian and syrian government jets have escalated strikes on it live and how are provinces in recent days the bombing campaigns come after six months of relative calm in the area human rights watch says at least eighty four civilians were killed in march in towns close to the syrian city of raka in airstrikes by the u.s. led coalition against arsenal he writes what she wants to get is found no precautions were taken to minimize the number of civilian deaths in just tired report. the devastation caused by the march twentieth strike is clear to see it targeted a school being used as a shelter by internally displaced syrians so too is the destruction of a busy marketplace two days later both attacks were carried out by the u.s. led coalition in and around the towns of months and which are close to the city of raka once the cleric by eisel as the armed groups capital investigators from human rights watch visited the sites in july to survey the damage and to interview
survivors. when the strike happened we were all sleeping the whole school shocked because of the strike the second strike killed my mother and all my brothers as well as my uncles. investigators say they have collected the names of at least eighty four civilians who were killed in the bombings including thirty children and warned that number could be much higher as it's believed many bodies remain buried under the rubble the u.s. led coalition against which includes the syrian democratic forces a collection of arab then mostly kurdish fighters has acknowledged carrying out the airstrike against a school claiming it was a suspected weapons storage facility officials say they're still investigating the circumstances surrounding the marketplace bombing human rights watch as forty two page report called all feasible precautions civilian casualties in anti isis coalition air strikes in syria say both strikes raise serious questions about the
us his commitment to preventing civilian deaths we know the president trying to order the military to delegate authority to who strikes to lower levels and we are concerned that this would have contributed to the higher civilian death toll that we have been that we have documented you know it's difficult to imagine lowering the threshold or even delegating the authority to a lower level would not have. an impact in the past few months u.s. led forces have carried out a number of strikes that have hit markets schools and mosques in syria and iraq in june united nations officials said there had been a staggering loss of life particularly during the offensive to retake the city of raka and the surrounding areas a fight which is still ongoing in p.s. al-jazeera beirut french investigators have opened
a full scale inquiry into allegations that one of the world's largest banks was complicit in the one thousand nine hundred four and an genocide in people accuse 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 legibly came a month after u.n. arms embargo on rwanda venezuelan economic and political crisis is having a severe effect on people's health asserted by three of the nation's top universities found the average venezuelan has lost nine kilograms in the past year and families and are forced to scavenge for food in what was once south america's richest country by latin america to see in human reports in the capital caracas. there are rarely any leftovers after lunch is served at this soup kitchen run by the catholic church in us you know that i. bring my children here to ensure that they get at least one good meal
a day but the kitchen runs on donations only enough to serve one hundred children so every day giuditta assia is forced to turn many people away. every day more children come our crisis is such that as they say shame has been forgotten people would rather beg for a plate of food for their children than watch them go hungry she says many of the children were given a special formula to help them recover from severe malnutrition but the parents who are not entitled to one meal are not so lucky. sometimes my wife and i do without food so at least the children commute twice a day. as well as prolonged and acute economic crisis characterized by food shortages and hyper inflation has seen infant mortality rise to almost thirty five percent and maternal mortality sixty five percent in just the last year a name is rampant the oil rich country is now leading latin america in what is
called acute malnutrition the type described by experts as a rapid decline in nutrition that puts a child's life at risk. never in my twenty two years of humanitarian work have i seen an emergency expanded on so many fronts as this one and so generated by the state was such a bad prognosis because there is no sign that the government wants to rectify and recognize that it has to address a humanitarian crisis. the catholic church and all position leaders have called for the government to open a humanitarian corridor but constituent assembly president tells al-jazeera she flatly rejects such a notion. money. because under international humanitarian law by definition a humanitarian crisis can even facilitate and justify foreign interventions of international coalitions. whatever the definition the venezuelan state seems
unable to halt a crisis that is driving thousands of families across neighboring borders. and while it home a lucky few still receive help the number of deaths from now nutrition grows. you see in human al-jazeera got access. nearly fifty thousand people have left their homes on the indonesian resort island of bali of a fears of an imminent full cannick eruption but i go has had tremors its august and is threatening to erupt for the first time in more than fifty years said person has met communities living on that edge who are still haunted by the impact of the last eruption. the certain villages on the slopes of mount are good. people still staying here are ordered to leave immediately some villages have returned after spending the night in africa away shin santas to quickly collect their belongings also know. what. i actually
don't want to go i want to stay here i don't want to be separated from my family i can see my grandchildren they are all in different evacuation centers i cry every day i miss my grandchildren terribly seismic activity of the volcano continues to increase with hundreds of shallow folk anik quakes felled on monday and multum liquids being pushed to the surface. you know we're going to. do is becoming more active and is heading towards an eruption we don't know when it could be soon it could be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow or next week we just don't know. some villages are angry at the ever kuwait orders and worried about the loss of income but folk are knowledge is say lives are at risk the last time out are going to erupt at more than one thousand people died and houses as far as time kilometers from the crater were destroyed. many remembers that day with deep sadness she lost
four members of her family. and you don't you go first i heard this very loud bang i saw a lot of coming down from a gun and there was volcanic ash everywhere small rocks fell from the sky and then everything was dark on the slopes here many fear the worst they left in a hurry they were afraid of not a deadly eruption like what happened in one thousand nine hundred sixty three. more than sixty thousand people living in what's been called the red zone around the volcano have been ordered to leave their homes but depending on the activity of mt albert this number could go up. step fasten al-jazeera at mount auburn. and one of the top stories kurds have voted in large numbers in a controversial referendum on secession in northern iraq it's expected to deliver
comfortable yes result but the outcome would be binding whether it's face strong opposition from iraq's central government as well as neighbors iran and turkey and there are fears it could destabilize the region. 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. cross the border. north korea's top diplomat says president donald trump tweet that leader kim jong un went be 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 its airspace. last weekend trying to 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 countermeasures including the right to shoot down united states strategic bombers even when they're not yet inside north korean as a base. in germany until america has begun the task of building a new coalition after sunday's election a party came out on top but with a reduced number of seats far right alternative for germany party has won seats in parliament for the first time taking thirteen percent of the vote. but it also says on pleasure rick you're 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 with many hospitals now running of generators there is also killed at least thirty three people with the bulk of those deaths happening on the island of dominique
a satellite for just show at least eighty percent of the buildings there have been damaged or destroyed there's the headlines risking it all is up next your knowledge there are due to it's you can. facing the realities your president said that there would be a complete audit under present audit that audit hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be down. here their stories. on talk to al-jazeera at this time.