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history. i'm fully back to go this is al jazeera live from doha also ahead catalonia as government calls for international mediation a day after the secession referendum in which more than and nine hundred people were injured by spanish riot police. ahead of president trump's visit to puerto rico on tuesday criticism continues all from residents over the u.s. relief effort after hurricane maria. and high and dry the u.k. government tries to find a way hold for more than one hundred thousand passengers left stranded by britain's worst ever airline collapse. at least fifty nine people are dead and more than five hundred have been injured in las vegas after the deadliest mass shooting in modern american history.
from the thirty second floor of a hotel a gunman drained gunfire on twenty two thousand people attending an outdoor country music festival a few hundred meters away concert goer as fred ducked for cover as the automatic fire rang out for several minutes it took police seventy two minutes to find the gunman in his hotel room at the mandalay bay hotel he's been identified as sixty four year old a stephen paddle police found him dead with at least ten guns in his room the u.s. president has called the mass shooting an act of pure evil. and has called for unity donald trump and the first lady observed a minute of silence for the victims at the white house the president has ordered u.s. flags to be flown at half staff to honor the victims the f.b.i. says it's found no connection between sunday night's massacre and international terrorist groups now a short time ago the sheriff of kruk county of which last vegas is that part of
held a news conference joseph from bottles says police found more weapons at patrick's house in mesquite about one hundred twenty kilometers northeast of las vegas. and we retrieved in the excess of how many firms was. in excess of eighteen additional firearms some explosives several thousand rounds of ammo. along with some literotica devices that we're evaluating at this point. here now is al-jazeera skimpily whole kit with more on the shooting and its aftermath. americans woke up to learn of the deadly las vegas shooting that occurred while they slept. the final night of a three day country music festival in progress when the first bullets were fired the concert goers scattered for safety as the gunfire rained down on them from a hotel room thirty two floors above. also.
and. i had my wife had dropped down to just kind of and i told her to get up and start with this is gone we went back to their room and as soon as we reached the room from the concert venue we just heard constant shootings at first we thought it was fireworks but then it was. last biggest police report they're working with state and federal investigators to determine what motivated sixty four year old stephen paddick to open fire on the crowd of thousands clued in children and this is an individual who is described as a lone wolf i don't know how it could have been prevented if we didn't have any prior knowledge to this individual it wasn't evident that he had weapons in his room we have determined that there has been employees going to and fro from his room and not in enough areas was noticed the shooting reportedly went on for more than ten minutes it stopped when police breached the hotel room door the gunman
then turned his weapon on himself at least ten rifles were found in patrick's room u.s. president donald trump offered grieving victims and their families sympathy and support it was an act of pure evil in moments of tragedy and harm. america comes together as one and it always has the flag over the white house is at half staff. the president leading a moment of silence on the lawn of the white house and his press secretary arguing it's too early to discuss the need for new gun laws there's a time and place for a political debate but now is the time to unite as a country but former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband mark kelly disagree giffords was shot along with eighteen others in twenty eleven does anybody actually believe that our gun laws are too strong give me
a break gun control is a passionate debate that divides americans but what unites many for now is grief as police continue to investigate what motivated the gunman to act and what's being labeled the deadliest mass shooting in modern u.s. history kimberly hellcat al-jazeera washington. and rob reynolds joins us now live from the last vegas trip a short distance from the shooting side rob what more have we heard from croc county authorities as far as the investigation and the people affected by this tragedy and also the shooter. well as far as the shooter himself stephen bennett very little is known he seems to largely run under the radar neighbors say in the town where he lived about one hundred twenty kilometers north of the las vegas say he kept to himself it is known that he
came to las vegas to gamble occasionally he's been retired for some time and had a girlfriend named marilou done a timely who currently is in tokyo she's not thought to be connected to the shooting but police want to talk to her and see if they can get any more insights into what was going on in paddocks mind the police are not only searching the house and the car of the paddock but also a property that he owned in the city of reno north of here more about that later as we get more information and over and over and above all that the painstaking of meticulous work of gathering evidence gathering clues from multiple crime scenes goes on as well as analysis of the paddocks any interactions he may have had on social media is computers and so forth so far there have been.
no real breakthroughs as to motive fall right right and i see behind you that that there's a bit of traffic and not far from the mandalay hotel what is says the mood like in the city right now i think it's of course and is a place where people go to have fun how are people coping with the shock of what happened. well you know i took a walk around a little while ago between live reports and in some of the casinos people are gambling they're lining up at the bar people do come here from great distances and build their hollywood holidays around trips to vegas and they do plan to sort of carry on but there's a definitely a much more somber feeling here people who live in this community have stepped up they're offering a free food free shelter places to stay for the relatives of those people who were affected either injured or killed at the concert by by pollock and we've heard
that there are long long lines even eight hour long lines of people las vegas residents lining up to donate blood and later on tonight there will be multiple prayer vigils and religious services of places of worship all around the city thank you very much for that rob rob and reynolds live for us in las vegas. are joining us now from on this is mary ellen o'toole who is a former f.b.i. profiler and the director of the foreign forensic science program at george mason university she is live from washington d.c. very good to have you with us thank you for your time from what we have learned so far and what we have had to and in fact about stephen paddock what does this say about his profile guys he fit the profile of a mass shooter. no he really does not in some ways at least and and the reason that i say that is because his age certainly sets him sets him
apart as an outlier he's sixty four and at that point in life. there's the assumption that he's able to live his life and deal with the frustrations and the anger and the disappointments in a very pro-social way and so it's sixty four to act out like this is really a typical most of the shooters are late teens early twenty's or maybe early thirty's so that's really unusual but i will say this as i follow this case and i see his age and i see the information that we are not learning about him in addition to what we are learning about him my sense is this is a man who may have led a secret life and if that's so that may help to explain why we're seeing this behavior at sixty four but he didn't just wake up over the weekend and decide to do this presumably how much planning would have gone into this and how could he have gotten weapons into his hotel room i mean these whole towns in las vegas of really
important security in them how could he have done this someone had to have seen something they must have been warning signs right. yes i'm sure there were warning signs and this was a very well planned out act and the planning can be seen in the amount of weapons that he brought to the room the choice of the room that room was was not one that was just given to him i'm very certain that he selected that room and probably looked at other rooms but said no that's the room that i want and he also chose the venue. but i think what's important is he would have thought through all of those particulars where he'd have to ask himself now if if a maid comes into this room how do i make it seem like having ten suitcases is not too much or how do i keep them from going through so all of those would be the little bitty points that he would have thought through and he would have had
a plan for because again we're talking about a crime that was well thought out physically and then mentally it was well thought off years of months of not years in the past. as you know this isn't being called an act of terrorism even though under las vegas state law it fits the description of terrorism and so i wonder from a law enforcement perspective you know how do they proceed in the investigation and looking into the attacker his history and so on if the attack is not a terrorist incident is it different in any way would it be different if it was a terrorist incident and you know what are your views on this should be should it be called a terrorist incident. well the terrorism definition is really a legal definition did he engaged in this behavior in an effort to change or overthrow the government so with that being said if the investigation continues tonight into tomorrow if they find that that's true they know that there were there
will be additional things that they will need to look for but as they continue the investigation. they'll be they'll still be looking for people that knew him best and what did they know about it who helped him with the weapons of anybody who did he say anything to so really the investigative effort right now would continue regardless of whether or not it was terrorism or not terror terrorism but there are certain elements that they would be looking for if it were terrorism particularly for some kind of group affiliation and i think we learned earlier today that's not likely with isis ok thank you very much for speaking to us mary ellen o'toole former f.b.i. profiler joining us there from washington thank you for your time now to other world news in catalonia the government is calling for international mediation to resolve the crisis sponsored by the vote on secession from spain the regional president has also called for the removal of more than ten thousand spanish police
sent there in the lead up to the referendum that have to riot police injured nearly nine hundred people in a temp to stop the votes john hendren has this report from barcelona. defiant catalans want to turn a disputed secession vote into an independent nation. is a strong nation and i think. if you don't think right now you the spanish that goes to by all means go to. spain because of. catalonia as leader asked the world to accept these regions vote for independence and broker a divorce from spain a woman i can show you the moment calls for mediation and there has to be international. to be effective. demand called for a formal independence vote from the region's parliament the response from the european union was swift and to secessionist disappointing under the spanish constitution yesterday's vote to cut the lonia was not to go in madrid prime
minister marianna real hoary met with his cabinet as his country faced a constitutional crisis catalonia might be on the verge of declaring itself an independent nation but the day after the referendum looks pretty much like the day before there's a healthy economy here and a booming tourism industry and many people say that's just the point with or without spain things here will run pretty much the same. in barcelona catalonia protested against the violent spanish crackdown. at the poles spanish national police in riot gear descended on polling sites with but tons and rubber bullets injuring more than eight hundred catalogues. tourists in barcelona crowded the sidewalk for a new spectacle a confrontation between demonstrators and spanish national police who carried out the crackdown. by get out that i was defending the school and police kicks me to
the ground and told me late now opal kill you as catalonia return to something like normality the rift with spain seemed wider than ever john hendren al-jazeera parsimony. still ahead on al-jazeera the strange strange story of a congo ship bound for egypt and what it was really carrying. from the waves of the sounds. to the contours of the east. how are the showers right continue across central and eastern areas of china still some rather disturbed weather coming in here they'll be a few showers just coming into southern china as well so a somewhat weather then as we go on through the next day or so they showers slowly and also extend their way across vietnam some rather lively showers coming in here
much of into china seeing some big downpours from time to time in the heat of the day as one would expect the usual rashness showers there across southeast asia so the philippines the northern parts of borneo also particularly wet and that wet weather standing across some pushing up across a good part of thailand i'm afraid i will the next few days as well they are running down across a good parts of indonesia now so jakarta seeing some lobby showers or longer spells of writing lobby's has a longer spells of rank continue costs southern and eastern parts of india pushing up across the dishes into bangladesh more heavy showers that into a good part of me and ma the western ghats still looking very disturbed at present more heavy downpours here choose day coming on into wet and stand a low cloud pushing up into central parts as we go on through wednesday night poor thirty three degrees celsius a similar temperature there for karate but still hot and dry for new delhi the weather sponsored by qatar and nice. a scandal that's rocked the nation to its core
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shooting in las vegas has risen to fifty nine five hundred twenty seven people were also injured in the shooting the deadliest in modern u.s. history police have recovered eighteen more firearms and explosives from the gunman's home north of las vegas. government is calling for international mediation to resolve the crisis sponsored by the vote on says session from spain the regional president has also demanded the removal of over ten thousand spanish police said there in the lead up to the referendum. in other news a u.s. government say its progress is being made in recovery efforts in puerto rico almost three weeks after the island was hit by hurricane maria large parts of the u.s. territory are still without running water or electricity and many are facing food shortages u.s. resin donald trump is scheduled to visit puerto rico on tuesday his administration has been accused of a slower response compared to the recent hurricanes in texas and florida. truthfully i don't think will make much of
a difference whether he comes or not if it were up to me i'd tell him to stay where he is. committed to be moved because in reality i see things really really stuck the ides really slow and reaching people. let's go live to. capitol. what is the situation on the island today have things improved. well we're now getting lots of statistics from authorities on a regular basis after that initial period where we basically heard nothing and now these are some of the indicators we received today forty five percent of the population has water running water eleven percent of the cell phone towers are now online five percent of the electrical grid has been fixed seven hundred fifty nine of eleven of one thousand one hundred twenty petrol stations are now accepting customers hospitals are now either using generators or on the electrical grid so this is suggesting some progress although of course it also suggests a great deal needs to be done fifty five percent without water ninety five percent
without access to the electrical grid and it doesn't explain the human distress the nuance of people's losses on this island particular fears about the interior where it's very difficult to get to what we're hearing from local community organizations and aid organizations which are very much of taken the lead perhaps as authorities concentrate on the infrastructure is there taking the lead there supplying food and . medical help and things like that which is one of the reasons why dogs rather insulting tweets playing on old racial themes of latinos and minorities being lazy and expecting government handouts are going down particularly poorly here in puerto rico right and the president is you there in just a few hours she had what sort of reception is he going to get. or i think is it coming in a few hours ago as i don't even have a schedule none of us have a schedule get of what what exactly he will be doing a when he's even arriving all we know is he will spend a quite substantial amount of time here on puerto rico he will meet with emergency
officials and local officials and quote importantly according to the white house the people of puerto rico no idea who those people will be where those meetings will take place certainly in the past donald trump has been fortunate when he's visited disaster areas after hurricanes to find. very complementary about the u.s. response in the wake of hurricane survivors will see up again to more it usually comes out of him saying he's been told what a great job he's been doing of a very few details as yet as to what exactly told what will be up to specifically when he visits him thank you for that she has she ever times in life or a say in san juan puerto rico the two women accused of killing the a strange half brother of the north korean leader kim jong un have pleaded not guilty at their trial in a malaysian caught they're charged with attacking kim jong nam by smearing his face with a band's nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport in february the women say they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden camera t.v. show and not an elaborate murder plan. a united nations investigation has revealed
that the gyptian government broke an international embargo on trading weapons with north korea al-jazeera has obtained a u.n. report that details the shipment and the connection between north korea and egypt our state department correspondent particle hain has an aegis. whenever u.s. president donald trump meets publicly with his egyptian counterpart it's all smiles we're having you personality that is capable of doing the impossible. things got a bit frostier a few months later when the u.s. delayed or frozen around two hundred ninety million dollars in military aid meant for egypt the washington post says that was in part because of what was on this ship in july of two thousand and sixteen u.s. intelligence officials started tracking down as it made its way from north korea to egypt a month later u.s. officials told the egyptians they wanted it searched according to this u.n. report they found this on board hidden under iron or seventy nine crates containing
parts that could create twenty four thousand three hundred eighty four rocket propelled grenades and materials to build more than four thousand additional ones there are reports those are meant for the egyptian army who later blew them up under u.n. supervision this report also indicates the u.n. is also investigating whether north korea shipped spare parts for scud missiles to egypt that is likely to put a further strain on the u.s. egyptian alliance because president donald trump has made isolating north korea a top priority experts say the u.s. is going to keep a sharp focus on north korea's ports u.s. intelligence agencies are doing. tracking of all ships entering and leaving north korean ports they can also through satellite observation get the images of what is being loaded onto ships the north koreans are believed to sell weapons cheap around the globe the trump administration believes that money fuels its nuclear program and they are reiterating that it needs to stop at the same time monday the white
house seemed to contradict their own secretary of state who said the u.s. was looking to talk to north korea there's a difference between talking and playing diplomatic pressure we still strongly support putting diplomatic pressure. on north korea which we're continuing to do but now is not the time simply to have conversations with north korea we asked but didn't get any sort of response from the egyptian embassy here in washington d.c. but it is clear the trump administration is sending a message to egypt that when it comes to dealing with north korea that will come with its own set of costs political here in washington. bangladesh and myanmar have agreed in principle to set up a repatriation plan for the more than half a million ranger who fled violence in myanmar's rakhine state the deal was made after a representative for myanmar's leader on sun sochi traveled to bangladesh for talks with its foreign minister myanmar saken foreign diplomats and u.n. representatives on
a tour of northern rakhine state where the violent crackdown on the ranger has been taking place. protests against kenya's electoral system have spread across the country in the capital nairobi police fired tear gas at demonstrators who were calling for electoral officials to be sacked protestors accuse them of rigging august's presidential election in favor of president or kenyatta the opposition is demanding major changes before a repeat vote later this month the supreme court had cancelled the initial thought results. the u.k. government is trying to arrange rides for about one hundred ten thousand stranded passengers after monarch airlines was placed into administration with around two thousand staff it's the biggest u.k. airline that's ever collapsed neve brocken reports from gatwick airport in london. monex to mines is a major blow to britain's aviation industry the collapse has left one hundred ten thousand customers stranded overseas a further three hundred thousand peacher bookings have been cancelled more than two
and a half thousand people are expected to lose their jobs at gibraltar airport passengers awaited news of replacement flights the british government's asked the civil aviation authority to charter thirty aircraft in what's been described as the largest peacetime of patry ation of british citizens this is a hugely difficult day for passengers for staff we've been working with other tour operators other airlines over the last twenty four hours to try and make sure that is the earliest possible opportunity for people here to rebook their holidays the collapse has been blamed on an increase in aviation fuel costs and a slump in the value of the pound following the u.k.'s breaks of vote monex also faced tough competition from other low cost carriers especially on mediterranean routes the company says recent attacks targeting tourists in tunisia egypt and turkey have led to a slump in travel and numbers to key destinations contributing to losses of four
hundred million dollars last year terrorism probably has been the major the major cause of monarchs failure because there are two particular markets red sea resorts and remote it was a really major player takeover talks with other airlines including norwegian air collapsed at the last minute leaving monaco unable to renew its air travel organizers license that protects customers from being stranded the broad monaco also has an engineering wing that could in theory continue to operate despite the collapse of the airline when it comes to its aviation assets though including lucrative a landing slots a busy airports like gatwick well they're expected now to be covered up between other airlines formed in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight moloch was the country's fifth largest carrier a pioneer in low cost travel and the largest yet. to go out of business is one of several european airlines including air berlin and alitalia to enter administration the fear is other airlines by also find their wings clipped in this increasingly
turbulent market al-jazeera at london's gatwick airport a unesco world heritage site has reopened in india after severe floods care of animals and cause major damage khan has a story this is a sight to many people in india's province thought they would never see because you don't get national park reopens for tourists albeit only partially so the floods over the summer submerged huge swathes of the park forcing the most famous resident of the one hold rhino to flee to higher ground the world heritage site faces flooding every summer but this year severe floods forced record numbers of the rhino to move in the initial flooding seven rhinos died while floods caused deaths and damage the annual cycle is necessary to regenerate the grasslands essential for animals like rhinos elephants and wall buffaloes the floods also fill up four hundred bodies of water located inside the park the fact that they were able to
open even partially is a relief to the director. although the water levels reduced but due to rain we are still facing difficulties in repairing the entire tourist we hope to repair it as soon as possible. the return of tories has delighted local businessmen who rely on the park for income the tourist seem equally excited to be back it was the first day though that it was beautiful and we had a lovely sighting of the day knows they were there in their natural habitat and within the water with their babies so it was a wonderful experience but some are concerned that the park hasn't fully recovered from the floods they fear the park could take short cuts to accommodate tourism and that may have. a quick recap of the top stories on al-jazeera the number of people dead from sunday night smash looting in las vegas has risen to fifty nine five hundred twenty seven people were also injured in the shooting the deadliest in modern u.s. history police have recovered eighteen more firearms and explosives from the
gunman's home north of las vegas. we retrieved in excess how many firms was in excess of eighteen additional firearms some explosives several thousand rounds of ammo along with some electronic devices that we are about you waiting at this point catalonia the government is calling for international mediation to resolve the crisis sponsored by the vote on secession from spain the regional president has also demanded the removal of over ten thousand banished police after hundreds of people were injured by riot squads iran has deployed dozens of times along its border with iraq's autonomy as kurdish region following last week's secession referendum the deployment as part of joint military drills with iraqi armed forces the referendum was held in defiance of the baghdad government and neighboring countries iran and turkey. the u.s.
government says progress is being made in recovery efforts in puerto rico almost three weeks after the island was hit by hurricane maria large swaths of the u.s. territory are still without running water or electricity and many are facing food shortages u.s. resin donald trump is scheduled to visit puerto rico on tuesday his administration has been accused of a slow response compared to the recent hurricanes in texas and florida. truthfully i don't think will make much of a difference whether he comes or not if it were up to me i'd tell him to stay where he is. committed to be moved because in reality i see things really really stuck the ides really slow and reaching people and the two women accused of killing the a strange half brother of the north korean leader kim jong un have pleaded not guilty at their child in a malaysian courts they're charged with attacking kim jong nam by smearing his face with a band nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport in february the women say they thought they were taking part in a prank for a hidden camera t.v.
show and not an elaborate murder prime those are the headlines coming up next it's inside story. with the. with the. difference of languages in cameroon turns violent english speakers are demanding an end to what they say is discrimination by the french speaking the jockey some are even calling for independence so what does this mean for cannons unity this is inside story.