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hello i'm rob this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a key u.n. report on children in conflict is the critical of the saudi led coalition and its war in yemen. to cheers and jeers and some national police and two of spain's largest banks pull out of barcelona. we must not allow iran to attain to obtain nuclear weapons president trump gives his strongest hint yet that the u.s. will drop it supports of the iran nuclear deal. united nations formally ends its troubled peacekeeping mission in haiti. united nations a report on children and conflict has strongly criticized both sides in the war in yemen it places side. the arabia and its allies on the list of countries that kill
and maim children in conflicts at the same time the un united nations rhino reports at mit's the coalition has taken action to improve child protection al-jazeera has seen the report it's not yet public but it's being presented to the un security council it blames the saudi led coalition for killing six hundred eighty three children says the coalition was behind thirty eight verified attacks on schools and hospitals last year the un also says the rebels supported by iran yemeni government forces and al qaeda have all been responsible for killing children in the conflict the report also names afghanistan syria south sudan the democratic republic of congo and other countries where violations against children continue mike hanna has more from the u.n. . the report focuses on children in conflict across the globe in countries ranging from afghanistan to colombia to syria mali myanmar and more the list itself showing
how widespread the problem is of children caught up in or recruited to armed action there were three thousand five hundred twelve child casualties in afghanistan alone the highest recorded in one country and in yemen a total of one thousand three hundred and forty child casualties were recorded of which the report says the saudi led military coalition was responsible for six hundred and eighty three in addition the coalition is held accountable for the destruction of a large number of schools and hospitals. the saudi led coalition was originally named in the two thousand and thirteen blacklist as well but was controversially removed by the then secretary general ban ki-moon pending a review that was never completed u.n. aids confirmed this happened after the saudi government had threatened to withdraw its funding to the united nations if you were told the current secretary general carefully vetted personally and endorsers this report this year there's
a change in the format of the report an x one the black list which contains the names of the perpetrators has been divided into two sections section a contains the names of nations and non-state actors guilty of acts against children but those that have been subsequently found to have attempted to improve the protection of children during the reporting period have been moved into section b. the saudi led military coalition is in this category along with the afghan national police and the somali national army this may not be enough to avert what is likely to be strong protest from the saudi government in coming hours mike hanna al-jazeera united nations. now to springs biggest political crisis in decades the top court has suspended a session of the regional parliament in catalonia local leaders were planning to
declare secession joining monday sitting the speaker of catalonia as parliament says the central government in madrid has put freedom of expression in danger. this is an act of extreme seriousness because it cut tails the freedom of expression of members of catalonia parliament this shows the total incapacity of the spanish government to result political problems in a political way we repeat what we've always said that we will not allow the parliament to be censored. spain's largest banks appeared to be preparing to move their headquarters out of catalonia bunco subbuteo has already decided to move its legal base to allah county in the country's southeast on the reports the board of question of bank is also considering relocation because of the political uncertainty call pan hall is in barcelona.
i know make impact. thanks already saying that they could move outside the. main. temporary. well people in gaza long as countryside are complaining about a campaign of intimidation after sunday's referendum in one village car tires have been slashed and windows broken offered overwhelmingly said yes to secession the reports from north of boston. this is what verges woke up to on wednesday on street after street every single car that had been parked outside had been worked over one hundred three cars in total very professional very fast nobody heard or saw a thing nor did the attackers care that some of the cars were full of children's playthings you keep some of your things in mark is a gardener so. he needs his car for work so no work there is actually
i did i feel that. if the far right did this then we'd be surprised they never did it before but we all suspect is the national police or people close to them. verges reeks of cancer land history they barely speak spanish air and a fought for independence for hundreds of years the yes signs from the referendum are everywhere if you wanted to hit the heart of the enemy it's as good a place as any as you can imagine a little tiny village like this in the middle of nowhere has never known anything like this at all the council and police have begun dusting for fingerprints but you haven't got to be sherlock holmes to figure out the conclusion the villagers have come to that this was a form of collective punishment for backing cattle and independence. all the talk from the doorsteps and balconies is a shock. revulsion against violence and resolve that they will not be overcome.
several other villages were targeted as well local officials point out acidly that the spanish media are nowhere to be seen. that we know very well the message they're trying to foster the post truth message being created from spine they are trying to turn the truth upside down that we're acting violently in catalonia it doesn't exist. the question of course is whether this is a wolf or the start of a campaign of violence towards the council and one thing is certain it feels like the wheels of falling off in spain lawrence lee al jazeera verges catalonia the third most senior official in the vatican has appeared in a stern in court for a brief hearing cardinal george pell is accused of what police have described as historical sexual abuses involving several people the exact details and nature of
the allegations have not been made public he denies any wrongdoing and will face court again in march. the u.s. president donald trump is accusing iran of not living up to the spirit of the twenty fifty nuclear deal trump administration is expected to decertify the agreements next week saying it's not in the national interest of the u.s. trump met military leaders at the white house to discuss the deal we must not allow iran to obtain to obtain nuclear weapons the iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence bloodshed and chaos across the middle east that is why we must put an end to iran's continued aggression and nuclear ambitions they have not lived up to the spirit of their agreement article hain has more from washington d.c. . just saw twenty four hours ago secretary of defense jim mattis tell the u.s.
congress that he thinks that it's in the u.s. national security interest to stay in the iran deal and at the time that many people thought he was speaking to an audience of one president donald trump but if you really look back in now with this reporting that president may have found what he sees as a loophole where he can decertify but the not push congress to reimpose sanctions satisfying his base mattis is a key voice he is respected on capitol hill and you're starting to see some republicans especially within the leadership say basically it will quote they uses the toothpaste is always an overt out of the bottle the money has been given to iran the sanctions have been lifted if they were to reimpose sanction they know the allies would blame them for and walked away from the nuclear deal and it's not at all clear that the allies would follow suit and which would mean the same sions were somewhat toothless so it's not confirmed that the republicans will go along but it's also important to point out when ever things go in the congress anything could happen lobby matters so you will be faced with a choice between the pro israeli government lobby and all of the l.
eyes and other countries like china and russia who said we signed this deal we're not renegotiating so there will be pressure on congress not to mention the fact that the trump administration cannot point to any evidence that iran isn't living up to their part of the deal the i.a.e.a. has said they're in one hundred percent compliance to get around that the trump administration keeps saying but the agreement said that iran would and this is important they say quote the deal they said positively contribute to regional and international peace and security the deal does the agreement doesn't say that it doesn't say iran will contribute it says the agreement will contribute they can't quite square that peg when you ask them about it so there might have a shaky argument but if they do this that it goes to congress to decide if they scuttle the deal at least from a u.s. perspective. iraqi forces have captured the town of how we the surrounding area this was i suppose last stronghold in northern iraq the military says some fighting is still going on to the north and east of the town where i saw surrounded troops
were greeted by jubilant villagers in line six kilometers northwest of the time of the capture of the only area in iraq that remains under control is a stretch along the western border with syria but the military operation has come at a cost as charles stratford reports from a nearby checkpoint at the base in northern iraq. exhausted and scared it took this family five days to reach the peshmerga defensive position. they walked across these polished hills from their village in eisel controlled territory sometimes struggling to find shelter from coalition airstrikes and iraqi shelling. the situation is tense there are airstrikes artillery shelling i had escaped with my family as soon as we could i saw were relocated from one place to another and many of them were pushed and squeezed further into how we there is no food or water available and i want village.
conditions. badly managed to get out we used to devolve to scraps of food our property destroyed. defending this position against potential. from this area as the iraqi military and shia militias advance in this direction this area here is still a number of villages there that are controlled by i saw in the last few minutes we've seen two i saw fighters come here and surrender the commander of this position says that in the last two weeks around two hundred i saw fighters have surrendered at this position alone. the peshmerga took control of this area from high school in two thousand and fourteen after the iraqi army fled it is beyond the official boundary of the semi autonomous kurdish regional government controlled area of northern iraq but the commanders here say the peshmerga won't withdrawal
when the fight against the last pockets of eisel is over. she had acted as a all these lands you see have been taken and defended by the peshmerga and we will not give them back many pacemaker died defending these lands she managed here in any military corridor also people displaced and military personnel who easier was the last stronghold for eisel in northern iraq iraqi prime minister hydra labadee says the town has been retaken but disagreement between the kurds and the iraqi government about who will control areas such as the we have just begun john strafford al jazeera debase in iraq. well the army's been trying to defeat since the group captured in large areas of northern iraq three years ago after months of air strikes by u.s. led coalition warplanes and iraqi forces launched a large offensive to retake to crete in march twenty fifteen they declared victory a month later and the army moved on to ramadi in a province i saw was forced to retreat from the area in december twenty fifth in
ramadi is to t.g. because it's roads connect to syria in june twenty sixth seen the army. the first city to fall to weisel it's also in a province about seventy kilometers from the capital baghdad the battle for mosul lasted nine months victory was finally declared in july and the capture of how we leave just one remaining area under control in iraq the focus now is on the tavia along the syrian border turkey says it's considering a blockade of iraq's kurdish region by closing its airspace and borders after the session votes last week turkish president. has said he'll decide whether iran and iraq central government on whether to cut oil imports from the iraqi kurds out of iran was in the iranian capital tehran on wednesday when he discussed the kodesh vote with iran's leaders both countries have large ethnic kurdish populations.
france's president emanuel mark home has offered to mediate between iraq central government and kurdish leaders after last week's referendum michael has been hosting the iraqi prime minister hietala body. we have particularly interested in the stability of iraq in the upcoming weeks and months we hope very much that there will be dialogue that is respectful of the integrity of iraq and we would also like to advocate that in the framework of the constitution a recognition of the kurds should take place there is a long path to go towards political inclusion but it must also make sure that the constitution is respected. has more on the iraqi prime minister's visit to paris he was just to talk about thirty. days however talk about the referendum. even offering to mediate to try and calm the situation in his words he said that it was very important that iraq remained united. rights of the kurdish people as for
the iraqi prime minister he said that this referendum is illegal but he wasn't looking for any confrontation with the kurdish forces now that's also. other issues. but of course the. focus on working more closely in matters of counterterrorism in the region they both said that they want to look to the future they both talked about reconciliation and rebuilding the country and it was in that way that the french president pledged around five hundred million u.s. dollars for rebuilding and helping to stabilize iraq. but to go ahead on the news we meet the puerto ricans turning to community instead of authorities for help after hurricane maria. more than two years after nepal's earthquake survivors face fresh challenges with newly built homes. and in sports. world cup
hopes alive as they battle against australia in the playoffs. the u.n. has ended its peacekeeping mission in haiti after thirteen years troops lowered the flag in a ceremony attended by haiti's president blue helmets have seen the country through political crises and natural disasters but peacekeepers have been accused of causing an cholera outbreak and sexually abusing young women. is in port au prince . so after the formal ceremony the speeches and the lowering of the united nations flag a little bit of light culture relief with a band from india doing a dance for the gathered dignitaries the president of haiti. and the head of the nation sandra on the today they've been talking about the positive elements of the stabilization his mission thirteen years in the country they've talked about their
help in the humanitarian relief operations they've also talked about the aid of three elections also stabilizing some of the institutions in the country to allow haiti to stand on its own two feet after the departure after the end of the u.n. mandate on october the fifteenth when they didn't speak about what many haitians are speaking about some of the scandals the sexual scandals the children the u.n. soldiers and also probably the worst case which was the two thousand and ten cholera epidemic which investigators blamed on the nepalese troops based here to flush their waste into the river resulting in tens of thousands of people going to becoming sick nine thousand six hundred dying the u.n. is trying to. sanitation programs they're working to try to eradicate. from the country but the united nations stabilization force is leaving with mixed blessings with many haitians glad to see them going with some doubt some anxiety
about the gallery that will now need to be filled in haitian society. connor's executive director of the institute for justice and democracy in haiti he's joining us now from boston thank you very much for your time so as we heard daniel's report there the u.n. very anxious to put forward an image of stability and having provided provided aid over the years that the teams have been in haiti how do you think that haitians view the u.n. efforts there. the haitian's view of the u.n. is very much in the balance i think as as daniel's report mentioned there were some positives but they were very modest and especially when you consider that the mission was there for thirteen years and spent seven billion dollars and also as dan's report mentioned there are a lot of negatives especially that of the cholera epidemic impunity for for some extra judicial executions as well as for sexual assault i think that haitians
before they're making a final decision on menus does legacy are seeing how the u.n. responds to cholera after set six years of fighting finally the u.n. last december acknowledged to its involvement in the introduction of cholera and made some promises that were promising but ten months later the u.n. is less than five percent. towards the financial goals and has not even started consulting victims so it's very much up to the u.n. to establish establish its credibility by complying with its legal obligations to the cholera victims as well as incidents like cholera where do you think the u.n. efforts went awry in the early days. well haitians will say that the mission was problematic from the very beginning it was a peacekeeping mission that was deployed without there having been a war and without a peace treaty every mission before in over fifty years had only been deployed when
there was a peace treaty haiti has not been involved in a recognized armed conflict in my lifetime so there was no war there was no peace what there was was a coup d'etat a few months earlier perpetrated by by haitian elites and supported by their allies especially in the us canada and france and the mission was really there to to preserve that coup d'etat and patients trace a lot of the un's problems directly to that problematic start and basically said it was inevitable that they would have problems with impunity and evitable that they would have problems of getting involved with illegal arrests and shootings this isn't going to be the end of the un's involvement in haiti there is going to be some sort of presence there and if i understand it correctly one of the main goals for that is to help to build up the justice process within haiti do you think the haitians are going to give the u.n. the support that it needs in order to be able to allow it to do that.
yes of course in order to promote building the justice system the most critical resource is credibility and right now until the u.n. does better on the sexual assaults and on cholera they're really not going to have the credibility haitians just are not going to listen to lectures on human rights and obeying the law from an organization that is flouting its clear legal obligations that the un's own human rights system has recognized do belong to the to the organization in that the u.n. is just openly refusing to comply with how do you think in practical terms it's going to manifest itself that haitians won't be willing to sit as you say and listen to the u.n. when they're being talking to them about the justice process and so on is there are actually going to be some sort of standoff or is it just going to be a succession of willful obstruction if you like on behalf of the haitians until
such times as those those issues are addressed. sure i know that situation well because i actually started my time in haiti as a u.n. volunteer working on trying to build the rule of law back in one nine hundred ninety five and one of the things when we sat down with patients the first thing they did was try to figure out whether we were credible or not and i don't think you're going to have patients you know having having some big standoff they're just not going to listen to the lectures you're going to have somebody who's a very well meaning police trainer or lawyer who's going to be giving his lecture telling the haitian police or the haitian judges or any other group that they need to be able to they need to sacrifice the personal benefits of corruption or other even elective ity in return for you know the greater good of building the rule of law and they're going to make a great speech and the haitians are just going to say you are going to think that person is a hypocrite because he's he's got
a hat on from an organization that is not complying with the rule of law itself and therefore they they were not going to listen to what they say about whether we should comply with the rule of law but i can count on thank you very much indeed well thank you for having me the u.s. vice president mike pence is traveling to the how to can head island of puerto rico on friday that follows president trump's controversial visit earlier this week donald trump says the relief effort in the u.s. territory is a success but i see how the tonsil reports many residents on the island are trying to get by with no help from the federal government. like much of puerto rico south of san juan was suffering off to use of financial steroids the cutting of social services education pensions and jobs as the territory attempted to repay its debts much held by wall street bankers before despite what happened here i can hear people that we are attending we're already in a crisis when we feel right now is dr i think coming out of the ground zero of the
houses and being more important to what people already were starving people already were not having the medicine our not having many many kind of pension giovanni robot or founded a network of community kitchens around putting making the commodore a sociologist by resources such as food money and time to be plans to replace the diminishing something doesn't cease maria these kitchens have been supplying more than food. for example here they will be asked if anyone in the medical assistance . then launches. of i don't. i cook dignity the center have a lot of people i know phil down we saw this week right there. on independence activist all scope as rivera was imprisoned for some thirty five years by the us here in puerto rico he's widely revered as one of the world's longest held political prisoners he says the community activism that's intensified off to
maria is a springboard to put a ricotta de colonise from the u.s. on developments fishing industry eco agriculture eco tourism and alternative energy on washington's not going to let you. know that that no i would say i was safe with my we were doing it right there were no letters. from his contention that the puerto rican people simply waiting for government handouts couldn't be further from the truth from so what are we going to doing it no they just want the government there were not going to not look at that nobody had given these people on anything not even. thank you thank you. trevor townsend al jazeera. it's been more than two years in some massive earthquake struck nepal killing thousands so virus of the disaster of had a difficult time rebuilding their lives and some of them are now facing another threat their newly built homes are sinking into the ground so in essence that has
more from said a district from the air looks for this doesn't look much different to others around here except for what appears to be uneven patches of earth dug randomly villagers are experiencing a curious phenomena they found the earth splitting beneath their feet a month ago on your work out on the water the hardy aside of our shed slipped we had to move to a shed further up but even there we had to put stones on the legs of our bed because the ground had become on even. like most people here talk about whose house was destroyed by an earthquake two years ago about nine thousand the parties were killed since then villagers have started to rebuild their homes with the help of a government grant for earthquake resistant houses after the two thousand and fifteen earthquake governments have declared safe for living people started
rebuilding their houses but this is what has happened the foundations have been sinking into the ground. the family which used to live here has gone villagers don't know where to. they say they can hear rumbling noises at night as if a river is flowing underneath trees planted together have been separated by the earth shifting. bucklebury says that even if she accepts a government grant for a permanent house there is nowhere safe to build a village representative says there has been a mass exodus everyone who can afford to move has left he's worried that government leaders and got my due might act too late for villagers left behind when i knew. i painted the earthquake reconstruction committee they told me to file an application with the details of what's going on then they might send an expert we're concerned we've been thinking of the liberating the villages ourselves but the problem is
people ask what we eat our local village idiot capable of handling the situation. it is leaders are overwhelmed and survivors of the earthquake are afraid and fear they're facing another natural disaster from mother earth to be out to sea it's in the district of nepal still ahead and al jazeera this year's nobel prize for literature has been announced we'll tell you more about the winner plus. this vote is more than a presidential possession in the highlife i'm krista swimmy in central park new york coming up i'll tell you which president. i want to. and in sports it's turning out to be a season to remember for tennis world number one rafa nadal that story coming up later in the program.
by the sky. or off. of the italian riviera. we'll start by looking at the weather across central and southern parts of china and taiwan and from shanghai southward through towards hong kong weather conditions not looking too bad you're in the course of friday. is further south we're going to see some really heavy rain across the far south of china and in towards northern parts of vietnam across china generally we've got more showers. at least initially and then we've got quite a lot of rain across coastal parts of so let's. parts of asia for the philippines generally we've got a scattering of showers nothing untoward here pretty wet across borneo which is no surprise we should be largely dry for. those who work our way up through them we have a few showers for singapore and kuala lumpur further towards the north reactivate
as we head through saturday certain across southern parts of the philippines bangkok will probably see wanted to showers during the day. and here it's more of the bulk of the rain at the moment but we still got some showers affecting the western ghats so for bangalore we're going to see some showers highs there of twenty. five temperatures here thirty six degrees and fine across pakistan to thirty three expected in karate. sponsored by qatar. i prefer to go. and live. with. children go to school and live. the democratic republic of congo at this time on al-jazeera. when the news breaks.
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conflict has strongly criticized both sides in the war and says the coalition. were responsible for killing and injuring hundreds of children last year. parliament leaders were planning to declare. the regional parliament speaker has accused madrid of putting freedom of expression in danger. and the un peacekeeping mission in haiti is ending after thirteen years it was marred by allegations of abuse of under-age girls by some of the troops the peacekeepers were also blamed for a cholera outbreak. ok let's get you more on that u.n. report criticizing both the coalition and the rebels for killing children in yemen i spoke to. a human rights activist and co-founder of the yemeni american coalition for change he told me the u.n. has an obligation to protect civilians and he specially children wherever they are
this is what the yemeni people have been calling for. they need to hold all these activists and they want to bring all these to the international criminal court so this is the beginning of how they will be steps to actually bring. to justice one of the key elements of the report was that it said that saudi arabia has been making some efforts to try to protect children in yemen as the conflict goes on given your contacts in yemen. are you aware of any evidence of that kind of protection being put in place. there is no evidence so indication i think what what what what were some trying to make out of this they don't want the . saudi arabia to basically blockade the un and widow the funding that is being found in the united nations so we don't see any evidence that they have and
continue to basically target yemeni civilians and villages and cities that is no justification for any militias or international actors like the saudi and the u.a.e. to target villages and cities and to target families away from the battlefields and so you know this is to add to as i dare arabia and the coalition to the list that means they did not take any steps to protect civilians and children so this is a clear indication that they continue to do the same kind of violation they they did for the past two and a half years and so right now it is it is about time that the yemeni people are seeking justice and when i want to bring both the coalition and the whole thing on the side of militias to justice and i think the international community has an obligation and the u.n. has an obligation to basically but yemenis and to protect civilians and that's the
protection so our you know there and the international laws and the laws of war and so there is no justification again for these actors to actually committed crimes against. civilians and yemen so that's the kind of thing that we need to stand for i apologize for interrupting you but you did mention before the next step should be prosecutions brought to the international criminal court but how confident can you be that those prosecutions of whoever is mentioned whoever is accused of committing crimes under this will actually go ahead. you know that all these crimes have been documented by some money and to national and local organization as well as the u.n. there are reports that the civilians in yemen and villages and cities have been directly targeted by both the saudi and the. militias as well as the saudi led coalition so all we need to do is to keep pressure and the international
community keep you know following these criminals everywhere they go there's a lot of laws around the world that is a universal jurisdiction that applies to these officials that we can target everywhere they go and so i think we you know justice is a long road but we will lose chief justice i think they will be followed then the courts will be brought up some cases to the international court and other courts whatever we can seek justice and bring this criminals to justice we will follow that and i think you know it takes time but it will get there it is a warning that zambia is facing a humanitarian crisis the country is dealing with more than six thousand refugees who cross the border from the democratic republic of congo the u.n. says on average one hundred asylum seekers enters zambia each day congolese government forces are fighting a local militia in the region more than one point four million people have been
displaced by the violence there since august twenty sixth again. is in the engine language transit camp in northern. this translates into a set of three and a half weeks ago the people many from attending and some from the troubled region is a running away from ethnic tensions and fighting between government forces and militia groups aid workers say is honesty between eighteen hundred people coming into zambia every day and conditions are basic the new arrivals haven't yet their own form of structure to live and stay in these communal kind of compounds held together by reading math and some intense to cover the top three or four families can live in here until they move to a spot where they can build the own temporary structure with their families some aid workers say that they see a large number of many women and children coming into the strands at center and about sixty percent of those who are coming here are children under the age of
eighteen there is a communal set up already whereby the meals are prepared by the women the men cut the firewood the people are then given food in the morning and then at supper but at any c.c.a. they need more help the rainy season is about to start in a few weeks the concern once it's rains or the city flooded with water people need some kind of decent accommodation in the mosquito nets and it mysen they need more food and a concern that as long as the balance keeps continuing in the d.r. seeing more people crossing into zambia for. hundreds of people have gathered in las vegas to remember a police officer who was killed in sunday's shooting at a country music festival thirty four year old charleston hartfield was off duty during the incident he was among fifty eight victims of gunman stephen park it was the worst mass shooting in modern u.s. history. meanwhile the u.s. is most powerful gun lobby the national rifle association wants to restrict the use
of a device which allows semiautomatic weapons to fire automatically some of the weapons used by product did exactly that i'm the guy has more from las vegas. for years the republican party in the powerful national rifle association or and already resisted any calls for gun control and president donald trump they have a staunch supporter of the right to bear arms something he made clear in april you caved through for me and i am going to come through for you i'm also proud to be the first sitting president to address the n.r.a. leadership forum since our wonderful ronald reagan in ninety eight. but in the wake of sunday's mass shooting in which stephen product killed fifty eight people the n.r.a. has called for a change and republicans say that open to talks at issue is the use of stocks a modification that allows semiautomatic weapons to fire automatically something
police say steven product used with horrific consequences these types of modifications a currently legal but in a statement the n.r.a. say additional regulations and now needed senior republicans say they're willing to talk fully automatic weapons and demand for a long time apparently this allows you to take some automatic turn in a fully automatic so clearly that's something we need to look into and people are just coming up to speed with what these things are and so that is something we're definitely going to look into. the n.r.a. statements and consequent republican backing is significant despite a spate of mass shootings in recent is talk of restrictions on gun control are extremely rare we certainly welcome that would like to be part of that conversation and we would like to see a clear understanding of the facts and we'd like to see input from the victims' families from law enforcement from policymakers and we're expecting hearings in. another important fact finding efforts now and we want to be part of that discussion we're certainly open to forward democrats of long clamoring for
a chance to talk about new gun control laws now they may have the chance many would relish the opportunity to push things further and talk about limiting magazine capacities and increased background checks but that may prove too much for a publican's president says banning bump stocks is now on the agenda for many people it's action not words that will make a difference and gallacher al-jazeera las vegas nevada a u.s. congressman has resigned after allegedly asking a woman with whom he was having an affair to have an abortion. free is strongly against abortion and just this week he voted for a bill that would outlaw the procedure after twenty weeks of pregnancy the decision to step down comes less than twenty four hours after murphy said he would retire at the end of his term next year russia and saudi arabia rival sides in syria's war have agreed to work together to unite syria's opposition saudi arabia's
king solomon who met russian president vladimir putin in moscow said there was consensus on broadening the scope of relations he's the first saudi monarch in history to visit russia running challenge report. as a saudi monarch has never visited russia before this meeting had all the ceremonial pomp you'd expect the kremlin's alexandrescu hall really disappoints in that regard a grand setting for a handshake that confirms the altered power dynamics in the middle east. your photos your colleagues and friends let me warmly creech you in the capital of russia moscow thank you very much for except thing aren't potations and telling us to visit. recent history has provided much for these two countries to disagree on russian bombs and missiles still rain down on bash our opponents in syria for six years saudi arabia has been supporting groups fighting to throw the syrian president out butts with russia's syrian intervention both securing asset in power
for now and making russia an important regional power broker as fresh impetus for adversaries to work together in my view it's really the syrian crisis we are working on resolving it in accordance with the decisions of geneva and the un security council resolution and on finding a political solution that would guarantee the achievements of security and stability as well as preservation of syria's unity and territorial integrity. away from the battlefields russia and saudi arabia have been cooperating for some time over the last year together with opec they've limited oil production to boost prices and the saudi visit is as much about the dozen or so energy trade and investment agreements that have been signed here as it is about politics riyadh will put money into russian transport infrastructure and they'll be a joint platform for investing in energy projects but much of this probably
wouldn't have happened if saudi arabia along with countries like turkey israel jordan and egypt hadn't noticed a marked decrease seen. u.s. influence and interest in the middle east king salmon is just the latest in a long line of middle eastern leaders to visit russia although the u.s. still commands a preeminence position in the region rulers like king solomon have decided that these days it's wise to deal with russia to. al-jazeera moscow at least twenty people have been killed and at least twenty five have been injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a shia shrine in pakistan's blushes town province attack happened in the village of xanax in the armed group i saw says it was behind the bombing. british author goto has been awarded the nobel prize for literature if you go to was born in japan and he's best known for his books the remains of the day and never let me go you
know with the prize money on just over a million dollars when he collects that ward in december. this is amazing and to be unexpected. it comes at a time when the. ship and its safety. i just hope that my receiving this huge. will even in a small way encourage the forces of good. many in the u.s. look back on the kennedy era fondly and then to mark one hundred years since the former president j.f.k. was born several items that belonged to his family a being auctioned off post and tsunami takes a peek into the glamorous life of the family that inspired the nation. they were an american version of a royal family john f. kennedy with his wife jackie and their two young children were the symbol of the
nation's vibrancy the kennedy era now remembered fondly as camelot camelot was the term used to describe a lot of the joy of life that seemed to come with the kennedy family somehow the kennedys sort of rolled with the punches so to speak and dealt with it in an elegant intelligent fashion and a much beloved now from j.f.k.'s flight jacket to jackie o's lace veil a new york auction house is hoping to capitalize on what at least appears to have been a simpler time a time when the country was more united perhaps never so united as in grief after the young president's assassination in one nine hundred sixty three the auction includes two swords that hung above the president's casket in the white house and the lace veil strikingly similar to one the first lady wore to her husband's funeral and a meeting with the pope having come directly from her secretary it's sort of
impossible to know was this could she have had a second one you don't really know that was so we're taking the cautious view and saying you know it could well be that one but we can't say conclusively but with the president speedboat swim trunks and cigars also available the auction house is betting bidders will pay big for their own piece of camelot christian salumi al jazeera new york. still ahead on al-jazeera. it's funny to hear female talk about routes like. in sport and a foul play or under fire from walking female reporter.
and it's time for the sport whose father. thanks very much reigning champions germany and england have qualified for next year's world cup in russia germany got there by beating northern ireland on thursday sebastian resound and josh white commits wrapped up the three one win germany have now made it nine wins from nine games to finish top of group c. england needed a stoppage time goal from harry cain to beat slovenia one nil and booked their spot england are top of group after with one game to go they've now qualified for every world cup since missing out in one thousand nine hundred four scotland are second in group behind england they keep their hopes alive with a late own goal from morton scuttle the czech republic are third in group c.
after their win seven points behind northern ireland poland lead group by three points after their win over armenia. serious surprise run to make next year's tournament is still on course they held asian champions australia on their first leg of their playoff setting up a tense decider in sydney on october the tank so how moloch has more. syria and australia face a gauntlet of matches to make it to the world cup next year they faced off in the first game of a two legged play off their award for winning another playoff with a team from north and central america syria who played the home games in malaysia because of the war in their homeland came close to conceding early on. mark milligan the nine ninety minutes in. just before half time however australia struck . robbie kruse giving them a one day lead. the socceroos could have put the game to bed just after the break.
tommy you rich missing out not just once but twice. and they were made to pay for blowing their chances. syria grabbed a late penalty. matthew lucky controversially called for making contact with. the syrians took full advantage of their opportunity almost some eleven it won one and that's how and yeah i would say a little bit disappointed with. why the game finished i thought. we were in control again but we have to let you know sixteen sixty minutes back. yeah. i mean. we are proving to the well that the syrian national. spirit we're proud of. here are at the world will be for the first time ever in the history. if australia
don't make it the tournament would be with. al-jazeera. our reporter from florence was at the game and getting a sense of how syrian fans there were feeling. some have. three consecutive world cup qualification has never played in the world cup you don't think very nearly didn't get to play in the world cup qualifier. and to deal with through. the last minute so they've been playing. some critics said that the game teams achievements are being used as a propaganda tool by the syrian government as. the fans here tonight it's all about the beautiful game.
yeah. both sides narrowly missed out on automatic progression so this is a. group the second will be played in. the winning team. placed team from the. caribbean region. in russia. brazil's olympic committee president carlos newsman has been arrested as part of an investigation into. scandal the probe is laying to rio getting the twenty sixteen olympics he's accused of being a go between to nail down the backing for rio is a bit of diac who at the time was a senior i.o.c. official the rest follows newsman being questioned having his passport seized and how searched last month tennis world number one rafa nadal has advanced to the
quarter finals of the china open the spaniard beats karen catchin off of russia and straight sets six three six three it's no doubt fifty eight the season leading victory of this of this season will face american john isner next. the second seed alexander's ever and has booked his place in the last day the german had a comfortable straight sets win over from theophany italy sever of is currently third in the a.t.p. race to london rankings and an n.f.l. player has been criticized for mocking a female reporter during a press conference take a look at this exchange involving the carolina panthers cam newton and reporter jordan rogering from the charlotte observer. oh you take a lot of pride in the years when that bunch is the senior really great. brown and make it in the next few yards give you a little bit of enjoyment to see the manager. only to hear talk about routes.
and the reporter involved responded on twitter saying i don't think it's funny to be a female and talk about road so i think it's my job she also said she sought out newton after words but he refused to apologize and that's all your support for now more later. jordan is here with more in a couple of minutes. apart from. good. it when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that has to address or if you join us on set a member of the ku klux but we struck up a relationship this is a dialogue tweet us with hostile industry and one of their pitches might make them
actually join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber for remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the route. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at
the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. egypt is now china's but biggest trading partner in africa more than ten thousand chinese are living in cairo i wanted to see the permits in september one thousand nine hundred five i came with my friends to egypt many started a small traders but are now successful in business shifting and i began to do business in two thousand and three or two thousand and four at the time it was small but then it began to expand in al-jazeera well meets the growing chinese community in egypt egypt made in china at this time. a key un report on children in conflict a shop a critical of assad led coalition and its war in yemen.