from the make of what i feel that. talks of are just quality cuts off an organism or craig in music i think. that's deeply relevant to this drug especially frightening i think this is kind of on all the right wing assault on our freedom to ask questions and generally all freedom of expression and people you know are being targets and students teachers activists filmmakers writers base all of them been intimidated this is one of a respite and people are on the streets and protesting has reached our doorstep sort of in whichever way i'd like to attempt to contribute something and it's. this is al jazeera.
hello and welcome i'm peter w. watching the news hour live from my headquarters here in doha sixty minutes of news and comment today the free syrian army launches a major operation against al qaeda linked fighters they do it with backing from turkey and russia. is a live pictures coming to us out of madrid as thousands take to the streets in spain and protest against the plans a session of catalonia. the sixty fifth birthday of president that he may have putin is met with a call for nationwide demonstrations over the arrest of one of his toughest critics plus. the city remains under a state of emergency as we prepared and i assure you in the public that we have very well prepared new orleans gets ready for what is now a hurricane nates a storm that's already left parts of central america with mudslides and flash flooding that killed twenty four. now from how much with over the new spain are
officially off to next is the four world cup and the united states have taken a huge step towards joining them in russia final results from across the globe coming up. techies president. says a major military operation is now underway in syria's province he says the free syrian army is carrying out the operation against former al qaeda linked fighters with the supports of russian airstrikes he says turkish soldiers are backing the offensive but they have not entered the area yet techie's military is building up at the border with it the region was labeled a so-called deescalation zone last month after an agreement between turkey russia and the. iran but the fighting has continued there the deal is not recognized by a coalition of armed groups who control large parts of it the province is one of
the few crossing areas that does remain open on the turkish syrian border which is a security concern for ankara bordering to the north is an area controlled by kurdish y p g forces turkey considers the y. p.g.d. an extension of the kurdistan workers' party or p k k which it deems to be a terrorist organization tell a cozy is a professor of political science at the see here university in istanbul he specializes in turkish foreign policy and defense strategy joining us on skype from yellow over welcome to the news. what are they trying to achieve here i think this is this operation as part of a green month that's reach out it's so the main the main concern is to stabilize the area to create the contradictions song and deal with. rebels who are against the consequences thoughts reached us then also
a turkey is taking responsibility inside the area the police. creating this they will duty and response to that. in something else. and. how long do you think until the turkish authorities are prepared to actually cross the border. i think turkey should tertius. will try to support their local actors including to free syrian army and the turkish military will be coordinating to their efforts in the first place in the second phase of operation so if they are faced with some resistance if some of the rebel groups are trying to take down they will get more involved but this will the other thing is that there may be some tensions in the areas that are. controlled in the
afan area so if there are some tensions in that area as well if the rebels are. escaping to other places i think turkish military will be in want but i think in the earlier period the turkish military will try to stay less you more. in the right direction turkish forces crossing the border has been pretty much a negative some people would say a disaster for ankara in the past how do they make sure that doesn't happen again. of course this operation has lots of risks especially now that. some liberals are against it what you see more also in the often area controlled regions there are some patients but this operation needs to be. conducted in order to
stabilize that area so we know that our response if the local actors including the free syrian army and we can also include some other factions that are more involved in the process of securing the area so that you will be in walt less but if there are you know. we know that there may be some strong tensions in some areas and i think the african area will stay on the outside of this operation and in the first. period so. trunk you will try to increase its coordination with the local actors and if there is a direct attack two hours. literally i think the small lot of expansion after operation and so we don't exactly know at this moment but turkish authorities are everywhere up to risks of this operation. many thanks
to spain catalonia as regional president has met community leaders in barcelona to discuss what to do after sunday's session referendum now the group includes lawyers academics and members of the barcelona football club catalan separatist leaders say they're planning to go ahead with secession despite that ban from the spanish central government the prime minister mariano rajoy has rejected any talks on the issue let's give you the latest live pictures coming to us out of. madrid you can see there the protests big numbers of people on the streets there let's take you live to barcelona and my colleague jonah how jonah over to you. thank you we're here in barcelona it sort of feels a bit like the city is trying to catch its breath perhaps the whole of catalonia is doing the same thing after the events of last week and
a lot of people wondering with some trepidation what next week may bring possibly a meeting of the cattle and parliament in contravention of a banned by the constitutional court a speech on tuesday by the regional president carlos squeege demand in which he may unilaterally declare independence for catalonia from the rest of spain which may in turn lead to madrid revoking catalonia autonomy under a never before used clause of the constitution and invoking direct rule that would provoke a constitutional crisis and a potentially very dangerous situation here well one man with an almost unique insight into at least one of those questions joins me now roll over he's the head of the regional head of foreign affairs effectively the foreign minister here you can tell us i think whether there is going to be a unilateral declaration of independence next week or what we have to happen next week is very clear the parliament will meet. out of understanding of anyone that
the parliament cannot meet that would do in democracy so the parliament will mean it. shout respect what the people said on sunday the people was very clear the people demanded despite all the attempts for not being allowed to vote the people voted the responded peacefully to the repression we star and we are from the police and the message was clear so the parliament has to listen and to acknowledge that decision but there is a key question over that mandate i mean it's not entirely clear is it because whether under fifty percent of those registered to vote voted it's not a clear mandate for independence is it i think it was clear he was not you would agree to nowhere that the minimal she. fifty percent as a matter of fact i shall remind that there were a lot of a lot thousands of people that were not allowed to vote for their oppression of the police and for the person of the of the state forces so from that perspective even
in that circumstances that everybody could see. the people went to vote and were more than two million people voting i shall remind as well that when the cost of the libyan constitution was about it at the time well they had the sam torn out that it happened on sunday so it's not the problem of china other words in other words mr over if the will of the people will be carried there will the next week be a declaration of independence the people of the will of the people needs to be respected for a single reason there is no alternative to this we tried for years to enter into negotiations with the state no once you're in the positive manner repression was the only answer and despite this the people went to vote freely the market and peacefully and that is what the parliament of catalonia needs to acknowledge we have two projects here one is democracy the other one is repression of violence
which one the people is charging i want i want to ask you one final question there's going to be a big rally here on sunday of people opposed to secession opposed to independence it's expected that there will be thousands of people in there may well be a majority of catalans opposed to independence you don't actually know that what's your message to them simply everybody should have the right to express themselves with no provocations with no reparation that's what we're demanding for years eighty percent of the catalan population demands to be listen some because they want to hold us down because they want to vote no no problem with the people with ever they think they can money so they can demonstrate that i think that that should be the normal situation everywhere in the world and definitely that would we expect this to happen here what we're saying however is that there are great depression and sky. again and again and again to what are those who defend one specific project what i'm saying to those people no fears no threats no arresting
people let's respect democracy let's listen everybody and lead to respect the result of the bad work in democracy he should be going ok over we're going to have to leave it there thank the catalan foreign minister certainly will be if there is to be an independent catalonia peter back to you jonah thanks very much opponents of russia's president vladimir putin are planning to hold antigovernment protests to mark his birthday the opposition leader was jailed last week organizing banned public meetings putin is serving his third term as president he's made russia a key player in world politics particularly of course in the war in syria his party promotes him as a tough no nonsense leader who is physically active despite turning sixty five on saturday let's get you more on that live now to moscow and our correspondent rory chalons i guess the key question rory how big do we think these anti putin protests are going to be. i think is going to be very interesting to see how today.
as you can see there's not very much going on behind me at the moment very few protest is barely even a police presence. the rally isn't actually due to start for another hour yet so perhaps we'll get more people coming down over the next few minutes the next until the rallies to to start but this demonstrations today in moscow in. other cities across the country they're much more about. the man than previous demonstrations have been wichard which have had a message of fighting against corruption this time the call. was to come down to protest against his detention or allow him to run a normal campaign and to allow him to stand in next year's presidential elections
now today is also as he said to me of putin's birthday so that gives today's protests a bit of a kind of grudge match feeling and i think it will be interesting to see whether the valley even though he's currently in detention of the moment can pull the numbers of people out on the streets in various russian cities as he has done on previous occasions with a more personalized message one that's less about fighting general corruption. and laurie mr putin not exactly a young man sixty five but he does like to push himself put himself across rather as being an action man everything from you know horse riding topless to killing tigers. yeah that's the density that he's carved out in many years of adventurous press opportunities to go and as you say film him fishing in the wilds or a. hang gliding with cranes in the sky that sort of thing. of carefully
cultivated image and it's one that does play pretty well after say here in russia. but he still seems fairly fit there are always rumors about his health and whether perhaps he might be fading but the man seems to march on certainly when you compare him to all the world leaders on the stage he's been around the longest pretty much she's been around since one thousand nine hundred ninety nine days a very experienced politician he's knows what he's doing and he still seems to have a fairly tight grip on the politics of this country alexina valley has been a busy man over the past few months he's been campaigning around setting up. all sorts of russian cities outside the main senses of moscow and st petersburg he is trying to get a regional power base in areas where i've read a lot to me
a putin is traditionally very very popular. people in moscow and st petersburg how popular is well you know you are likely to fight as many people against him as they are for him but out in the regions that's where persons popularity is strongest and that's what me is trying to counter i guess at the moment by promoting his message around the country in advance of next year's elections but of course. most people think that the valley will be allowed to stand in those elections and most people think that it will i will win fairly easily thanks for it. is a former spokesman for mr putin he's now the director of the institute for political studies in moscow. if these demonstrations against mr putin are big or if they are allowed to just mr putin have a big problem. i don't see him as a size you must question or create big problem will you meet up with him. or less
from the pools sure where you must. or in the national society something about eighty percent among to enter perception or doesn't support what you mean or what you know. additionally eighty percent more are russian nationalist as they could just sizing up. because he wants to all march to make that deal with united states and european union ok mr putin let me just interrupt you for a second deck so i do want to get to one key point here if mr putin doesn't have a problem why is he refusing to announce the election date because he does have his critics who say he is not announcing that date because he doesn't want to miss them the valve need to carry on building on his undoubted political power base. let you in a platoon has no problem with alex in the wire in a because now why not use supported by united states and european union and most of
that ash and create source but if you should always support them by i made it and it's absolutely clear. we'll announces that he is going to lecture according to buys a schedule because i do chanel the russian. people want everything to be on plane as it's caribbean schedule russian doesn't like resorts but if your songs were clear they're willing to take part in elections there are many many amounts as. does mr putin have another big issue that he's got to deal with and it's the age old issue the presidents and prime ministers have to deal with russia as of the past couple of years has a very complex international relationship with many other countries and on top of that year on year on year real incomes have really gone down for your average russian. of course our national side doesn't imply such
a. declining standard of living about the same time russia russians believe that it's not because like you made a fortune but it's because the united states and european union attacked a russian now russia consideration which war and the russians wants as a russian president to be strong a good source who are attacking russia that was a supporter of him i would say more americans and europeans criticize well you made a fortune means more russians supported. so your mark of we're out of time many thanks for. and still cover for you here on the news hour including these stories this is a president who supports the first amendment supports the freedom of religion i don't understand why that should be an issue. anger in the u.s. over donald trump's executive order allowing insurance companies to refuse paying
for birth control. and bringing power to the people we look at the legacy of liberia's president as she steps down from office. and the sports news with some of the biggest golden knights made an emotional depth here in the national hockey franchise. the u.s. gulf coast is preparing for yet another hurricane hurricane nate has already battered central america with at least twenty four people killed in flooding and landslides across costa rica nicaragua honduras and el salvador has david most. nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere tropical storm nate has just made it that much poorer three thousand homes destroyed communications cut the force of the storm ripped boats from the sea and left pot holes large enough to consume cars. passengers on this bus were so panicked
escape was the only thing on their minds made pummeled central america with heavy rains during the week. the flood has taken away almost everything that all these people had in their home they had breakfast in the morning but not had lunch nor a dinner because everything was taken away from them where waiting for any help that would be well received so many children are crying with hunger. in neighboring coast city cut the storm left at least seven people dead and some five thousand people were forced to leave their homes the western province of going to cost they was the hardest hit schools across the country were closed for two days deaths were also reported farther north in honduras and el salvador. now neda's swing in north and picking up strength as it heads towards the u.s. gulf coast in preparation new orleans mayor declared a state of emergency the current forecast indicate three to six inches of rain over
the duration of the system which is going to be thirty six to forty eight hours and potential double that. although overall rainfall may not be as high as other tropical events short durations of rain as we can see can produce flooding we are particularly mindful in this regard for this particular storm of coastal flooding because of the potential storm surge for those areas of the city that are outside of the levee system. yet another deadly storm in the americas leaving a path of destruction in its wake david mercer al-jazeera. algeria's weather department of course tracking that one for us everton joins us this is what the third big they've had in the past what six weeks or so how bad has it been well yeah absolutely is the third but in comparison to the other two paper it's actually quite low grade in a category one storm so powerful enough but you know it's not to be anything like
as big as the others have been you can see we're talking sustained winds of one hundred thirty kilometers per hour gusts two hundred sixty kilometers per hour but it's the the movement which is critical has been making pretty good pace across the region so it has been awful as we know situation there in costa rica we've seen some very this is the landslides that we're seeing that across the area pushed a little further north woods into honduras and then you make you add in further north you still into mexico that's the sort of situation that we have had here it's always been bad enough and bear in mind that this has happened the worst of the conditions of actually happened when it wasn't even a tropical storm or hurricane and we had about two weeks of very heavy rain across the area pay to say that has led to the saturated land the swollen rivers and hence the widespread flooding the deadly floods what do we think happens to it as it tracks north luckily as i said it's moving very quickly so that is something that we can be at least a little bit optimistic about by sunday you can see it's making its way away from
the yucatan peninsula pushing up towards the gulf coast the u.s. gulf coast and then we are going to see it making landfall around louisiana probably making landfall sometime in the next fourteen hours or so right about midnight g.m.t. tonight as a category one storm still but a strong category one storm as it does. it feels very very unusual i mean three storms in such quick succession is that unusual. it is to be honest with you three storms big storms making landfall is unusual that's something that we do need to bear in mind the waters of the gulf of mexico are well above average to three degrees on more above average and quite significant. that is why the warming we are looking at making some very heavy rain pushing into southern parts of the u.s. as a result of that but yes it sure it is unusual the damage caused by the first two i mean you'll know the answer to this i mean it was so damaging because there wasn't a wind behind those two and there wasn't any wind at altitude to move them on is
this one different yeah you're talking about wind shear here on you which allows the storm to keep on spending from the surface of the sea all the way up to the upper parts of the atmosphere it's a similar situation wind shear is low so it's holding its position quite nicely and just spinning away and as a result of that it holds as a hurrican for much longer than we would like once it does make landfall it will topple over and then it'll be just a rain event but a significant rain event that you keep us posted i'm sure of it in the meantime many thanks well many puerto ricans are worried about what will happen to their communities they point to residents being forced out of parts of new orleans after hurricane katrina as property developers moved in she had returns he has a story. the presence of the u.s. military and emergency contract is can be felt around the convention center of san juan and in the tourist districts yet still over two weeks since hurricane maria made landfall almost all for puerto rico is without potable water ninety percent
without electricity. like many neighborhoods we visited no one we spoke to from the low income san juan neighborhood of can you imagine kenya that seen any federal personnel helping to rebuild. eventually community leaders did asked the federal emergency management agency for topps to temporarily cover the eight hundred houses here without rubes but when a fraction of that amount was supplied so what the bribes are too small or too small to long enough yeah. yeah yeah. tenure has a well organized community infrastructure that's been recognized internationally most recently winning the un's world habitat award. after the hurricanes of one thousand nine hundred six and twenty eight and during the great depression the mangrove around the mountain penya channel was illegally squatted by those fleeing the impoverished countryside for san juan through robust community organization the twenty five thousand residents living here now legally own two hundred acres of
this land but their suspicion that authorities will use the aftermath of maria and the increased risk of hurricanes and flooding as a result of climate change to get rid of this community all together. explains why this area is prized by developers who like the residents here have long been waiting for the promised red ring of the club channel intersecting it. all of san juan barry will become an ambitious tourism and economic development project that links though a city. that's happened before this was once the low income neighborhood of tokyo in san juan situated near a waterway authorities ever to the residents claiming it wasn't feasible to live on a flood plain or whether the city then built expensive housing office blocks on the puerto rico coliseum on the same land evan can or says she will not let that happen to her community in kenya. communities do not want that to happen to us that's why
we created the interest to protect ourselves it's well documented that after hurricane katrina in new orleans developers swiftly moved into have a low income communities and replaced them with hotels and expensive water from the problems but the residents of can you say they're aware of the dangers of post hearkened relief and reconstruction and that they're ready she had her time see al-jazeera can you know martine pen. turn our attention now to another of our top stories campaigning ends on sunday ahead of elections in liberia to find a successor to the president ellen johnson sirleaf the nobel prize winner who's standing down after two terms election on tuesday will be the third since a civil. war there there are twenty candidates including the vice president joseph . johnson sirleaf was africa's first female president when elected back in two thousand and five but it wrist joins us live now from the capital monrovia how much tension is there here between the two the two main candidates.
well basically it's more like a controlled situation here have been threats and counter threats but it's nothing much nothing serious between the two major candidates however the election commission alongside security agents is trying to keep the peace with met a group of activists who've been campaigning for peaceful conduct of elections apart from two incidents here in the whole of liberia. major political violence in terms of people and then attacks and counterattacks those two incidents happen outside the capital monrovia what people are looking at now is a. president. has been. now almost twelve years his living in january a new successor will be to take over from. next week indications that. indications that nobody among the twenty contenders may likely get the outright majority to
carry the day so people are bracing themselves for the possibility of a runoff in two weeks after the vote however what people are looking at now is a legal. president many here although he's cool. transition from the situation in post-war liberia up to the current one she's about to meet the office and a lot of people are happy the business yeah but the government also admitted its failings. mount coffee hydroelectricity project is already generating twenty two megawatts of electricity to the power grid. one of liberia's infrastructure success stories. the challenge now is to improve the distribution system to get the electricity to consumers. johnson is forced to use generators. to use to food processing factories. it would be a lot better because one you know just because
a lot cheaper but also in terms of labor costs like the liberal it's more efficient if you have electricity the government says it is invested in infrastructure but a lot more could have been done the more highway needs to the border with guinea the road open up dozens of towns and villages. of goods and services but many areas in other parts of liberia wait to hear more from the law if. it seems like they will continue to wait even longer dreams of good. government to greece they were missed opportunities but a foundation for growth has been laid the image of our country was restored and then before we can measure the real work is done with restoring infrastructure in the services in our country by her good legacy. and in the building of our country that was. before she came in but the president may also be remembered for promises
she hasn't kept a few months ago she admitted to parliament that i government failed to tame corruption was clearly. immaculately. and that is what many say is restricted to do more as president. so we have. senior government officials in that relationship been accused of stealing tax revenues and. only a few. at the end of the ellen johnson sirleaf you know it's only a few months away no one knows what lies ahead but liberians are already looking forward to the next chapter of their lifes. two years since the united
nations pulled out is security an issue moving forward to the election as well. well the united nations are elements of the united nations organization on the ground to. the process however. indications that most of these organizations united nations organizations including n.g.o.s have already pulled out. of liberia in the next one of three months so security opinions according to the election commission who we spoke to said it's fully arranged and that the united nations with logistics as well. many thanks. in a few moments we'll have a full world weather forecast for you with everton but also still ahead here on the news are bracing for an exodus the euro and graziers on about the flow of revenge refugees crossing into bangladesh. also ahead they become
a force for the kurds while the sunni muslim arabs are turning their backs on iraq . binny's pink sky by the time. there is the sun sets in the city of angels. was plenty going on with the weather ahead of hurricane we can see the system here just making its way out of the caribbean pushing further northwards and it will continue to do so as we go on through the coming hours very very quickly movements thirty five kilometers per hour winds around one hundred thirty kilometers per hour and we are going to see it making landfall sometime around midnight g.m.t. tonight going on into sunday then you just see the the white cloud started to pop up in the bottom of the picture there further north there's already plenty of wet weather in place across the central plains of the u.s.
pushing up towards canadian prairie's and making its way. a fair amount of heat as well being pumped up from the tropics so here we are getting up into the made to high twenty's then further over towards the west well betty getting up as double figures there for calgary for example in every single figures as we go on through sunday as we go through sunday we will see what remains of can or cannot eat making its way across the southeastern corner of the u.s. by this stage we're looking at mississippi alabama pushing up towards the appalachians making its way further north which in the east was as we go on through monday really heavy rain heading up right across the eastern seaboard then new york could see some flooding along with d.c. and right across a good part of new england. there with sponsored by the time these. natural capital the capital which makes a great if. when nature is transformed into a commodity big business takes
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welcome back you're watching the al-jazeera news hour live from doha your headlines the turkish president one says the free syrian army is carrying out a major operation in syria's province against former al qaeda linked fighters he says turkish troops are backing the offensive but have not entered the area yet. thousands of people are rallying in spain's capital madrid in support of national unity and many more in barcelona calling for dialogue to resolve the crisis in catalonia the region's parliament was planning to unilaterally declare independence on monday but was stopped by the spanish courts. tropical storm nate is now officially a full hurricane as it bears down on the u.s. gulf coast it's already battered central america with more than twenty people
killed in flooding and landslides across costa rica nicaragua honduras and el salvador. the u.n. is bracing for what it's calling a further exodus of ranger refugees from me and marta bangladesh with up to one hundred thousand people waiting to cross the border half a million were injured have already crossed over since the end of august to escape a military crackdown in rakhine state mean maher says it's fighting separatist groups and denies accusations of ethnic cleansing the u.n. is criticizing me and mark over difficulties getting humanitarian aid into that state of rakhine in september sun suchi invited observers to visit seeing her government quotes does not fear international scrutiny but myanmar canceled a planned un visit later that month citing bad weather in recent days a small group of local u.n. delegates was allowed access and a high level team is expected to get into rakhine soon is urging the ranger to
return to their villages and promising to provide food and security mohammed jhoom has more now from the refugee camps in cox's bazaar in bangladesh. there is a very large line it's just behind us past these makeshift tents it looks as though there's at least fifteen hundred people standing in that line waiting to get food aid that they so desperately need now i spoke to one gentleman a few moments ago he said that he's been in that line since six this morning that means he's been in this line at least eight hours he is concerned by the time he actually gets to the tent where the food is that no food will be left and it really that speaks to the magnitude of this crisis so many people have come here and at the moment all the aid workers we're speaking with all the refugees we're talking to they are concerned about the flow of aid into this country for this crisis this is a crisis of the u.n. is calling the world's most urgent refugee crisis we're talking about more than
a half a million people just since late august the numbers are staggering and now we're hearing from you and officials that it seems as though there could be potentially hundreds of thousands more fleeing myanmar in the next few days the next few weeks that the exodus quite possibly will continue now the conditions in these camps and you must remember these are makeshift camps the conditions are appalling the stench everywhere you go it is nauseatingly there is very little food aid groups like unicef are so concerned that there could potentially be an outbreak of cholera everybody is doing their best to try to make sure that these people get all the aid that they need but there's so many people at the moment there's so little aid and everybody we're talking to is just worried that this is not going to improve anytime soon. space created to remember the fifty eight people shot dead by a gunman in las vegas is filling fast with flowers and messages the city council says the site will become a permanent memorial is christensen. the city of las vegas now has
a place where the victims of the october first shooting will be remembered her minutely on monday just one day after the shooting to landscapers. for a community space somewhere people could come together to heal. the city for a place where they could put up a temporary guard and what they got was a plot of land for a permanent memorial and in just a few days about four hundred people have come forward to donate time or resources to. many more have come to us. i think that most of us are here tonight because we're not willing to be fearful and we're going to continue to live our lives we are a community and we came together as a community of people to show our strength and our pride for our city. in terms of the investigation.
and. rumors about a fact and speculation have not any investigation but they are asking a bad any facts or any information to. be held this weekend at a casino in las vegas has been canceled organizers saying it didn't seem prudent of sunday shootings have become a common cause of death in the u.s. but the federal government doesn't fund research into gun control has jacob what. a few facts are clear the u.s. leads the world in gun violence it has the most relaxed gun laws of any developed economy and americans own more guns than anyone else but there's almost no good data on gun violence in the us because the government does not fund gun research here since one thousand nine hundred ninety six congress has forbidden the centers for disease control which tracks all threats to human health from pursuing any
research that might advocate for gun control essentially killing the study of gun violence but researchers have found new methods of measuring the effects of so many guns siddarth size part of a stanford research group that uses computing power to model the effect of so-called right to carry laws on the states that passed legislators have argued that carrying a weapon or to determine a crime but that is not what the math shows. a right to carry law is increased crime unless specifically there's pretty robust findings that violent crime would increase between thirteen fifteen percent every year tens of thousands of americans die of the loop and that's why the government here has spent billions studying the outbreaks and promoting safety in producing cheap vaccines but guns kill more americans than that and yet the government does not effectively study that's why california is going its own way the california state legislature just put aside
five million dollars to establish a california firearm violence research center at u.c. davis to study the unique side effects of guns in america by frank zimring of u.c. berkeley says research about california could reveal truths about the nation so if you can get the answers in sacramento california you have answers that are probably going to apply for the rest of the country and the rest of the organized world perhaps it's the first step to truly understand the risks in a country that has more guns than people. jacob ord al-jazeera berkeley california . stay in the states millions of women in america may no longer have access to birth control through their insurance their health insurance under new rules brought in by president trump any company claiming to be morally opposed to contraception can now have the benefit removed from their employees cover it is one of a number of new religious freedoms which mr frum promised during the election campaign
and estabrook has a story. it's a move that could impact millions of american women the trump administration is rolling back on obamacare mandate requiring insurance coverage for contraception the white house said effective immediately a new rule allows employers to refuse contraception coverage based on religious or moral reasons this is a president who supports the first amendment supports the freedom of religion i don't understand why that should be an issue the american civil liberties union was quick to respond it filed a suit in san francisco saying the rule violates the separation of church and state and discriminates against women but while the courts may exempt some employers from providing contraceptive coverage their workers might still get it anyway really they put a duty on the government to step up to the plate to provide
a way for you know the people who potentially stand to lose and then to get that coverage in another gesture to the religious right attorney general jeff sessions issued a number of broad guidelines aimed at protecting religious freedom one says religious organizations should be able to hire workers whose religious beliefs are consistent with theirs critics say that could allow some employers to discriminate against the l g b t community and others but for president trump the guidelines are a reaffirmation of the commitment he made to evangelical voters who swept him into office and who he continues to court free speech does not end at the steps of a cathedral or a synagogue or any other house of worship we are giving our churches their voices back we are giving them back in the highest form. with this executive order we also make clear that the federal government will never ever penalize any person
for their protests did religious beliefs but these moves could set the administration up for another long battle in federal court diane estabrook al-jazeera washington still to come here on al-jazeera and the sports news women's tennis has a new world number one that's just ahead what's happening. as china's rapid economic development spills over into other asian nations. people in power investigates the consequences and neighboring laos. poverty stricken and hungry for foreign investment can this communist republic reconcile the needs of its people with the demands and embrace his benefactor. louts on the borders of empire at this time on al-jazeera. sometimes pictures of the
only way to truly tell a story and al-jazeera so goes the extra mile to use some of the latest in camera gear and technology to make sure these images are innovative could be if you don't leverage it it's not just within the best it's about giving them the view. with the theme whenever needed. as a child of political refugees i've always been aware of different kinds of stories and different kinds of sensitivity al-jazeera is a space for that. south korea's capital has one of the world's most impressive skylines there are dozens of
skyscrapers that were built at the rapid economic growth that followed the korean war but there's now a push to preserve some of the older homes that might have been forgotten kathy novak has a story in this bustling metropolis in the shadow of skyscrapers these houses known as hummocks are a slice of days gone by traditionally made from wood with tiled roofs they're designed to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter but as south korea modernized many moved out preferring the convenience of new apartment buildings. there are not many handouts left because most collaborative have not been reserved to take special items to preserve them. where you go turned this old hanukkah into a guest house with modern amenities and international touches from british designer wallpaper to arabic style tiles it's one of a number of new businesses that are turning rundown neighborhoods into trendy hotspots and changing the face of the place eighty three year old park junge salk
has called home for fifteen years you can hear us it's really want just as many bars and restaurants have opened up in this area especially this year and the residents have sold their houses and left. professor leaky wounds studies gentrification in seoul he says some of the residents felt forced to leave this area become so expensive. because it is it used to be. appalled to stay in this area others didn't appreciate being turned into a tourist attraction he would go he was writing a. story that became a huge issue as couple of. past couple of years at another nearby village tourists are encouraged to visit quietly one more inconvenience is that these hanukkah's can be difficult to maintain and require specialized repairs but the city government
wants to preserve them and offer special subsidies and loans to owners to use says it's all about striking the right balance so more of these houses don't disappear on a porch on a cut it is important to preserve coexistence and conservation and come up with ways to interpret the hammock in a modern way to share with people. taking the old and reimagining it for the new generation to enjoy kathy novak al jazeera soul. ok let's catch up with all the international sports news with sam thank you very much peter lewis hamilton is continuing his charge at towards another formula one title the mostly this drive from pole position for sunday's japanese gone pretty well how to top the time sheets in saturday's call fine assess and at this is he sebastian vettel by thirty four points in the driver's championship but with five races remaining vessels thirteen qualifying but will move up second that after all terrible at us was
paralyzed. following a week of political turmoil spain's football coach says they can now focus on positive things after his country called fired for next year's fifa world cup and russia the two thousand and ten world champions that put on a ruthless display against albania beating them three nil rigo moreno score and thiago alcantara with the goals of spain and go through as group g. winners i wasn't a great night all together for gerard piqué the barcelona defender was heavily buda by his own fans during that match and before it the thirty year old has been a vocal supporter of the catalan and dependence referendum piquet had also threatened to walk away from the national team if he felt unwanted let me down but if he really thought i would p.k. because i don't agree with his attitude i was against abuse before because he plays for the national team and i don't want to do it during the match but i really don't agree with his behavior and in the beginning of the match but not during the match
. when the speaker says his name i will do it as a protest because i think that i would pull players should make sports and politics are the twenty six and seven finalists that wells are still a chance of automatic qualification they be it georgia one and nail to move one point behind group leaders serbia with a game to go. so spain now drawing is defending champions germany england belgium and the host nation russia and in turn sports at next year's tournament five time champions brazil through from south america japan mexico saudi arabia iran and south korea make up the eleven countries already through. well the united states are in a good position to join that list next week after a crucial victory over panama the americans that were sitting out of the call of automatic positions before this game but they produce
a dominant performance in orlando. scoring twice in a four nil victory the result sparked some heated exchanges between the panama squad and journalists. elect people who were murdered people of course in your longer me the team was bad why are you targeting me i can tell you that you're an idiot because you are stupid questions and i'm referring to you all that was also the usa leapin amount to third in the standings which offers the final automatic call fine spot wondrous could close the gap though a match against costa rica which was delayed ju tropical storm will take place in san jose later antenna's this to be a new name at the top of the women's world rankings simona halep will replace being as a world number one after beating. in straight sets to reach her fifth final of the season at the china open in beijing for twenty six year old is the first romanian
player to achieve the milestone. and the major league baseball pails are in full swing with all eight remaining teams in action on friday in their bid to release the world series the cleveland indians a favorite for many but they've had to fight hard against the new york yankees in his home and. the cleveland indians had one twenty two game strike during the regular season they've been the team to beat heading into the playoffs and the new york yankees look like they may do just that in game two of the american league division series. the yankees had struck in a trade lead by the fifth inning before a grand slam home up from francesco a little so the indians trial by just a single run. jay bruce leveled things up in a tight fitting lee in the i pinning. it would take
two extra innings before cleveland clinched the game and i hate to pull ahead in the best of five series. so i'm not going to ranking those but that was this it was an honor to be a part of this game i mean you can see why you don't want to talk about our guys why do. yes it was a bad day out as well for the yankees fee's rivals the boston red sox they will base and i too by the houston astros and the other american league division series . the asteroids can clinch the series on sunday u.s. congressman steve scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the washington nationals playoff with the chicago cubs skellies was shot and seriously wounded in june while practicing for charity by spoke game. these nationals had little else to celebrate after that beaten three nothing by the defending world series champions
in their season opener. and the l.a. dodgers are in the national league series with the amazon a diamondbacks with a wind that despite star pitcher clayton kershaw giving up five torn runs was a journey back to the just in time of the manage five. runs batted in that gave the dodgers a nice old victory and won nothing serious laid the lease home and al jazeera. i was in the motion all night and dallas as the vegas golden knights and made their n.f.l. debut just five days after shooting in their home city that killed fifty nine people . tonight dallas stands would make it and those affected by the horrifying tragedy . our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of this terrible are. all despite the circumstances a go the night couldn't have asked for a better start to their campaign mark and
a flurry stopped forty five or forty six shots and james dale scored twice to secure a historic victory to one was the final score. and that's it for me pizza santa talks later i'm sure in the meantime thanks very much lots more news of course for you on our web site is there twenty four seven al-jazeera dot com you can also follow the teams on facebook twitter as well elizabeth will keep you company for the next half hour i'm back sixty minutes after that season.
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