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for the. journey to work. or. i prefer to lie down. to. life and live in a dangerous journey. to the real i merely die. our children go to school and live because of the great risk to the democratic republic of congo at this time on al jazeera new yorkers are very receptive. because it is such an international city they are very interested in that global perspective that al-jazeera provides. anger in madrid as demonstrators take to the streets in protest against fun dice especially referendum in catalonia.
and this is a line from london also coming up we report on the safe spaces being created for his children trying to find some temporary a sky from the trauma they've suffered. if anybody out there is listening to us. we are dying. quite a rico urges the u.s. to speed up paid as it struggles to recover from hurricane rita. and we have a special report on a nigerian army cracking down on the oil pirates who are raiding refineries across . government is cracking down on the bounce a session voted in its catalonia region on sunday describing it. the mockery of
democracy it's all volunteers at polling stations they could be fined more than three hundred fifty thousand dollars apiece have the already begun deploying ahead of the ballots and sealed off many more than half of the schools designated as polling centers offices say they will remove voters in madrid thousands of people in favor of a united spain are holding a rally so far neither side is backing down a lot seems our across the country covering this story tony berkeley is in madrid where thousands turned out to protest against the independence vote we'll hear from him in a moment but first we begin with karl pinhole who is in barcelona and that car all this talk about police being deployed really they're tightening the screws on this are they likely to go ahead with this vote. well you're absolutely right there are twin movements if you like in place right now and it's the schools that have emerged this is a decisive battle ground because that is where the ballot boxes are due to be
placed now if the ballot boxes cannot be placed there that would put the whole referendum in jeopardy so on the one hand we are seeing police under orders from the spanish government to move into those schools and make sure that all the citizens there are a victim before dawn and those schools a sealed so that the vote cannot go ahead meanwhile we're seeing families including their children organize into defense committees they've moved into the schools to occupy them organizing campout they want to keep the schools open and ensure that this vote goes ahead when the police move in to try and get them out that is when we're going to be watching closely to see what actually happens if clashes break out now in other developments the wiki leaks founder julian assange just said that this is the catalonian referendum is emerged as the first world war of the internet that is because information and access to information has become key people
organizing the referendum have been trying to promote a referendum via the internet via internet applications but this morning the civil guard police took over the headquarters of the internet the information technology department of the capital and government to shut down precisely the software that would be used for tallying the final vote count the spanish government is calling victory on this they say that they've shut down the whole apparatus of counting the referendum nevertheless if anything if we can judge by anything that's happened over the last few days but the catalan government also individual pro secession programmers will be out there now furiously working on new internet apps so that that vote can go ahead and so that it also can be counted so that the picture with calm and hold them in barcelona are going to. now to tony berkeley who's standing by for us there in madrid tony the foreign minister has said that really this this is making a mockery of democracy in spain it's pretty harsh isn't it surely
a referendum is part of a democracy. it is you would think that looking from the outside on the inside you see i think a little bit differently this is now become a war of words casting acts sorry accusations against one another nonstop now and we've seen a hardening of attitudes hardening of language and the hardening of actions today as you build up to this question and i was at this demonstration today i have to say there was around five thousand people there but in the city of three point two million that's not really very many but those that were there were very vociferous they were very critical of the catalan government they want them to go to jail that was their message but we also want catalonia to remain part of spain that was a very very strong measures they were sending out today yesterday there was a referendum in the center of madrid to gauge the opinion of people more than six thousand is very small a limited amount of people voted for the six thousand voted for catalonia to remain
participate only three hundred against so i guess you could use some idea of the feelings here in madrid you won't find many people on the supreme pro-government side to criticize the government's actions in fact they think they should go further they think you can close it down completely and have mass arrests but the moment this is a war of words people are hoping that war of words doesn't transcribe to violence on the streets and indeed ted tell me if it does transcend to violence on the streets do you think the people will still back the government i mean we could be we could be talking about real clashes if people in fifth i'm still going to be voting at polling stations. was an amazing situation i think basically the route the the public on the ground spain been very muted their response to this i think a lot of people thought he wasn't actually going to happen. now they realize it is going to happen it's become a very serious matter and people are concerned not just about the vote if it goes ahead what the outcome will be but what will be the legacy of this situation has
been very acrimonious a lot of accusations a lot of hostility how will spain recover from that that's a big question that will have to be answered many thanks tony tony bennett that brings us the very latest from nature it. hundreds of her hinge refugees have crossed into bangladesh lining up to receive aid pollen camp just across the border bangladeshis have mobilized to help some of the cough a million people who want to skate the violence in the united nations refugee agency and the government providing food water and medical aid agencies have created special play areas for with injured children to offer them some temporary escape from the trauma they've suffered. is one such area in cox's in bangladesh.
close to how many are going to refuse it up crossed over to bangladesh with a matter of one month out of them to undertake this isn't our children according to aid agencies and bangladesh government among them one hundred thousand children one of school aged this is something called child friendly space this was set up by bangladesh crack the largest n.g.o.s and also with the help of unicef what you're says children has got click on that drawing corner and reading corner they also have music on earth the children to be quite happy out there out of danger in the street they get counseling from a professional counseling people they're also in a place where they are given free mats and lines sometimes just to six of this clinics are set up among the new and old refugee camps six of them are all the rest are new if there is me and my refuges are unable to go back to myanmar with in years to come schools like this and the centers like this are badly needed to really have a little a lot of the children who are highly traumatized by what they have seen on the
other side of the border in the years to combine with this government aid agency has to mentally prepare to set up institutions like this to help the children cope with the trauma of their face while coming to bangladesh and what the faced in myanmar. the matter of puerto rico scrap. well someone has accused the trumpet ministration of killing people through in official say ten days after hurricane maria devastated the u.s. territory and it's starting to reach communities in need and the white house has appointed a three star general to oversee relief operations but common huling cruz says it's not happening quick enough. we are dying here and not cannot fathom. the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for in small island of one hundred miles my thirty five miles i am begging.
begging anyone that can hear us to save us from dying if anybody out there is listening to us we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiencies. and the bureaucracy but it will be months before life returns to normal are stories about reports from now on he took. in the central mountains of puerto rico when he was one of the worst hit areas by hurricane the eye of the storm passed right through this part of the island. in the course my says she cannot help but cry when she things of everything she's lost. i cry for what happened for what we lost but brenda is not alone many here are struggling to
recover from the hurricane people tell us that this area used to be filled with green trees but as you can see there's not many left in fact many of the houses in this area were completely blown away. this for example is the only standing left from this house. that we cover a efforts are underway all around the island the electricity grid was destroyed so the island is currently dependent on generators. the hurricane was so strong that destroyed the old posts the new posts nothing survived we are all doing what we can to get the island moving again at the town's shelter there are more than one hundred people left homeless they have lost everything they own the city's mayor has played a crucial role in organizing relief efforts private donations are paying in but more is still needed. what we desperately need is water to continue providing
people here with what they need we have some food clothes for them and now we need to see how we help them to get their lives back together. was struggling before two consecutive storms hit the island heavily in debt with high levels of poverty local authorities say they need help because we have three four and five million of american citizens in need right now so we will need our fellow of the federal government to recovery program this will take years it's really a position we were before the recovery effort will probably take months people like that in the course of i say they're bracing themselves for a long struggle. and he don't want. still to come on al-jazeera the u.s. secretary of state is back in beijing wanting more from china to stop north korea's nuclear ambitions plus. i mean i remember ministre new pontiff valley to become.
the prime supplier of the country by paul thank you. i would say more pretty lively downpours across central parts of china recently in a long line of cloud and right pushing right out into the east china sea the sea pushing up towards the japan over the next couple days it will sink its way further south which shanghai had a pretty wet week last week i'm afraid that the heavy downpours in the forecast over the next few days and i think we are likely to see some localized flooding as to just pushing up towards the south china hong kong all the age of so humid it thirty three degrees celsius as they continue to stretch their way across india china thailand that particular seeing some really nasty weather recently heavy showers too into the eastern side of india that into central and southern parts of
the country and there's heavy showers to persist the west still pretty disturbed long line of one soon already coming in here the monsoon is retreating of course but that means retreating across the eastern side of the country through bangladesh into the northeastern parts of india add on into me and further north it will be largely dry there you can see for new delhi and also for a good part of pakistan that dry weather stretches right across the arabian peninsula pleasant sunshine coming through him little humid once again by evening but sunshine here in doha with a top temperature of thirty eight. in the aftermath of civil war peace and reconciliation i remember seeing in the absence of justice. people in power on earth chilling testimonies of atrocities suggesting the former to have failed to the full and proper investigation that
could help heal the resentment inflicted by conflict. partial justice at this time on al jazeera. welcome back reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera spain's government is deploying place of the balance in its catalonia region on sunday describing it as a mockery of democracy say spaces have been created for a hinge of children inside refugee camps in bangladesh for their families have fled to escape the violence in. the matter of puerto rico's capital someone has accused
the chump administration of killing people through inefficiency ten days after hurricane maria devastated the u.s. territory. tension is increasing between the kurdish leadership in northern iraq and its neighbors after this week's secession vote iran says it's coordinating with iran and turkey to take control of borders administrate by the senate semi autonomous kurdish regional government the inclusion of the city of coke in northern iraq in monday secession vote has also angered baghdad it has some of the biggest of all in the country for reports from a bill. the kurdish peshmerga to control kill cook after the iraqi army fled in islip pensive in two thousand and fourteen. but there's never been agreement between the kurdish regional government or caleb ji in the federal government in baghdad about who should be in control here and benefit most from the area's vast oil wealth. kirkuk had an eighty percent turnout in the referendum on kurdish the
session the day after the vote the iraqi parliament asked prime minister hydrilla party to send troops into kurdish controlled disputed areas like kirkuk and take back control of the oil fields and the kurdish governor of kirkuk coachella body doesn't heed to parliament's demand prime minister about he has made it clear that force is not how you will approach this thing. and i agree with him and we don't expect a force to be used but of course there are people maybe not under his control who may try to do this parliament earlier this month voted to remove mr karim but he has refused to go and anything that's comes against me for my patriotic position. it's it's a non-issue for me many kurds call kirkuk their jerusalem but there are also
turkomans arabs and christians here too there are also hundreds of thousands of arabs that have arrived here in recent years fleeing i saw and they feel very let down by the baghdad government there's also considerable opposition amongst the arabs and the turkmen about any idea with respect to kirkuk being part of a future independent kurdish state. the vast majority of when an arab suv lived in kirkuk for generations boycotted the referendum this uprooted area and the borders of clay argy is not a clear and the specially cared. will be. the central government to be owned by god and may be. a war about. the way to solve this
a problem is not the independency and. the way. the two thousand and five constitution stipulates that the federal government sends seventeen percent of the federal budget to the calle g. every year. it stops sending the money in two thousand and fifteen. and baghdad has since accused the kayleigh ji of not sharing the oil wells but any fighting here could jeopardize the battle against my soul in how we are around fifty kilometers southwest of kirkuk. who control was killed cook was at the heart of the referendum on kurdish independence the kurds say they will fight anyone who tries to take it from them john strafford al jazeera. the united nations has agreed to start an independent investigation into human rights abuses by all sides in the war in yemen the decision follows weeks of negotiations since twenty fifteen yemeni government forces backed by
a saudi like coalition have been fighting hoofy rebels supported by iran catchy lopez harder. the decision has been described as a game changer the un human rights council has agreed to send a delegation of experts to investigate possible war crimes in yemen more than ten thousand civilians have died since the country's devastating war started in two thousand and fifteen and that number could rise. the international community faces several urgent tasks in yemen including the protection safety and security of civilians the u.n. delegation is expected to investigate attacks on schools markets and even hospitals fina between harvey rebels and a saudi led coalition which side with president. has torn the country the commission will also investigate attacks carried out by the rebels i think that the point becomes one of does the international community stand by the laws that have.
all yemeni lives as valuable as any other lives the decision was met with resistance a last minute compromise between western powers and arab countries including saudi arabia eventually made it possible experts say blocking the investigation could have led to more unwanted attention you see mounting pressure at the international level for this to go ahead at a p.r. level the u.s. the u.k. saudi arabia who've been instrumental in the past really blocking this kind of investigation going ahead would struggle to justify their reasons for doing so right now along with the war an estimated twenty million yemenis continue to go hungry and a nationwide cholera epidemic is ravaging the country since april more than two thousand people have died from the illness the red cross believes there could be a million cases of suspected cholera by the end of the year but access to treatment is limited airport is completely sealed off on the three planes roughly are
entering the i.c.r.c. plane m.s.f. and un plane and no other plane is coming in even planes that could do some humanitarian transfer of patients that want to get treatment abroad or something like that this is not possible so you don't have access to drugs and you're going to go out. with more in yemen is showing no signs of ending but the u.n. humanitarian council hopes the investigation will lead to a greater level of accountability on all sides. the sort of young al jazeera. u.s. says it's maintaining direct channels of communication with pyongyang in an effort to resolve tensions on the korean peninsula secretary a say rex tillerson is in beijing meeting his counterpart one on his second trip to the chinese capital this year the u.s. wants china to increase the economic pressure on north korea over its nuclear weapons and listen for him from
a team graham reports from the aging well with tensions on the korean peninsula still at a very dangerous level rarely have relations between china and the united states mattered as much as they do now rex tillerson had been due to arrive in beijing on friday night but his visit was delayed because of mechanical problems with his plane on saturday he had a brief audience with president xi jinping that is significant because china's president doesn't always grant an audience to visiting dignitaries from overseas that's a measure of the importance they place on rex tillerson presence in china and also of the importance they place on president donald trump visiting china in november that was confirmed by the white house at the weekend both china and the united states have a very different approach as to how to deal with north korea rex tillerson wants to make sure the china delivers on its promise to fully implement united nations
sanctions against north korea for its part china says it's backing a whole slew of new sanctions against north korea for instance on sunday it will begin limiting the export of oil to north korea on friday it announced it was shutting down all north korean businesses in china in three months time the same applies to north korean chinese joint ventures so in a sense north korea in a strange way is bringing china and the united states closer together. the leader of colombia's last remaining rebel group has ordered his fighters to stand down ahead of a three month fifty five beginning on sunday nicholas riggers posted a rare video online committing the national liberation army to honoring the deal and began peace talks with the government in february after the disarmament of the much larger fark rebel group. they've been pirates an oil rich nigeria are costing the government at least
a billion dollars in lost revenue every month now the nigerian army says it's cracking down on those who steal oil but that's proving to be difficult task as act what is your support for nine niger delta. or the hunt for pirates in all fields in the creeks of nigeria's delta it's hard and dangerous work. as we approach a base we were being watched all the way but the military hardware is enough deterrent that the wall feel was set on fire a strategy to stop us from getting close to these suspects however aren't likely to get and the reason we get on board. is three months after their base was destroyed by the army it's being rebuilt while all is refined and the talk of pipes lead to a nearby oil well for a way crude is diverted this is what remains of an illegal refinery after
a raid by the nigerian army hundreds like these have been destroyed in the past few months thieves refine oil here after breaking in inside from from all pipelines and wells across the region another bombed out refinery is trying to get back into business a few kilometers from here this company has been destroyed before well once it was considered they are trying to revive it which means that we still have to conduct here to put it out of use completely again. the biggest threat to nigeria's all supply and economy on to the u.s. all three. it's a well connected orders of the buy just send ships or transport the crude in large quantities every ship was seized filled with petroleum products for years the pirates have made these waterways unsafe and blood the nigerian economy. now the army has new treatment and personnel it's a sure force which commanders hope will deter criminals. it's.
the. the government's new offensive isn't welcome with everyone not just the pirates. government leaders say the crackdown is necessary to stop criminal activities protect lives in nigeria's largest natural asset. in the niger delta a former un climate chief says australia is stuck in a time more because of its. australians are suffering from soaring electricity prices. the government hopes they can improve this by extending the life of an aging coal fired power station but its operator is keen to invest in new cleaner
technologies. hunter valley on the island. the owner of the oldest coal fired power station in australia says it's showing its age millions of dollars are being spent to keep the forty five year old little plant running before we ties in five years but the government is pressuring operator a.g.l. to continue producing power for another five years beyond then saying it's key to securing electricity supplies a.g.l. is considering the request but says it would be better off investing in new cleaner technologies such as wind and solar so it's a natural progression of whatever anything comes to the end of its technical you'd run the roller over whether you extend it or whether. there's something new in this but certainly the economics to lead you towards your goals being provided for energy and. you know very flexible efficient technologies providing that capacity
the hunter valley north of sydney in new south wales is at the center of the energy debate here because it's a major coal mining and power provider the little power station is in muscle broke and the town's mayor says it's time to look to the future. if it is becomes a choice between extending little for an additional five years knowing that the jobs will come to an end at that point or closing it and repurpose seeing it for fifty years of new generation power then that is clearly the preferred. not only is the is draining government pushing to expand a prolonged the life of coal fired power stations like this one in the hunter valley it's also backing a new coal mine which it built will be one of the largest in the world. despite community opposition these trading governments approved the multi-billion dollar indian owned a car market coal mine but there are serious concerns about its financial viability
the architect of the united nations paris climate agreement which agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions says developing calm winds now makes no sense so you know if that project had been proposed in the year nine hundred fifty it would probably have been a good project to propose that project in two thousand and seventeen frankly it's like science fiction time warp except that science fiction usually looks forward to this one is a science fiction that is looking back astray is expected to remain the world's largest exporter of coal for at least the next twenty years despite that abundance some power station operators see a future in renewable energy and reduced carbon gas emissions yarber most. muscle brooke in the hunter valley.
before we go a quick look again at the main headlines say on al-jazeera spain's government is cracking down on the balance a session vote in its catalonia region on sunday describing it as a mockery of democracy they said already begun deploying a head of the ballots and sealed off more than half of the schools designated as polling centers helping hole is in the catalan capital bus alone on the one hand we are seeing polisi under orders from the spanish government to move into those schools and make sure that all the citizens there are a victim before dorn and those schools a sealed so that the vote cannot go ahead meanwhile we're seeing families including their children organize into defense committees they've moved into the schools to occupy them organizing campout they want to keep the schools open and ensure that this vote goes ahead the mayor of puerto rico's capital someone has accused the trump administration of killing people through inefficiency ten days after
hurricane maria we are dying here. tonight cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot save your out the logistics for his small island of one hundred miles of my thirty five miles. safe spaces have been created for children inside bangladeshi refugee camps where their families have fled to escape the violence in myanmar hundreds of refugees are lining up to receive aid at the camp just across the border. the united nations has agreed to start an independent investigation into human rights abuses by all sides in the war in yemen since twenty fifteen yemeni government forces backed by a sounding led coalition have been fighting the rebels supported by iran the u.s.
says it's maintaining direct channels of communication with north korea secretary of state rex tillerson beijing meeting his chinese counterpart the u.s. wants china to increase economic pressure on north korea over its nuclear weapons program that's all for us from now state people in power. to choose during and after a contested election savagest. hope to achieve a president his own string to the international criminal court for those events but