tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera October 8, 2017 5:00pm-5:34pm AST
hello again i'm peter w. watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up people from all over spain pour into the hearts of caseloads a session as leaders consider a unilateral declaration of independence also ahead. i'm out of a tussle reporting from zambia many of the children fleeing violence in the democratic republic of congo children i'll tell you how some of them are trying to survive in a new country. welcome to the ancient cheap seats the probably would have offered the best view of the regular bloodbath down below but they do offer a sensational view of the city. new levels opened in rose color c m thanks to financing from well heeled residents.
an alliance led by former al qaeda linked fighters is promising a fierce battle against those who enter its territory in syria's province of it is . higher. released a statement after the free syrian army or f.s.a. crossed into the area on saturday being backed by turkish soldiers who opened fire from the border. as the story. turkish artillery shelling heya to hit a sham positions inside syria the former al qaeda affiliated group controlled most of province and this border area is the focal point of what turkish authorities refer to as a serious campaign. and the free syrian army is sending reinforcements to that i had. the starting point for the new cross border campaign. thank you but which has thousands of fighters is vowing to fight to the death
news of the new campaign is raising concerns for civilians in there. if the turkish army enters back by russian planes they have committed a massacre a few days ago and that is for sure and acceptable to me and to any muslim who rejects the presence of our players in our country. the russians are the first and last enemy of the syrian people are backing bashar al assad how can they be supporting the syrian people. the new push by turkey comes after an agreement with russia and iran last month to set up a deescalation zone in. the turkish army will be operating in the city while the russians will be deployed outside of the province it is one of four deescalation zones the others are the asker's of the capital damascus that are on the border with jordan and northern parts of homes. where there's own what established after
iran russia and turkey decided to set aside their differences and find a permanent solution to the syrian conflict. the new operation could be part of a broader deal between russia turkey and iran but we don't know who would run one. victor from the promise and what will become of moderate opposition factions and the thousands of civilians living in the area. thousands of marching in barcelona against catalonia slipping away from the rest of spain people have traveled from all over the country to the heart of the region saying they represent the silent majority opposed to catalan independence however the spanish prime minister says he'll do whatever it takes to keep spain united this time. we have to return to legality and the key is to do so
quickly and go back to normal to have the absolute reassurance that the government will prevent any declaration of independence from turning into something spain will continue to be spain and it will continue being spain for a long time john a whole joins us live now from barcelona journalist get the sense there that nobody wants to blink first on either side of this debate. absolutely i mean this is gone as far as it's ever gotten the secessionist drive here in catalonia it's come plus of course before in two thousand and fifteen the parliamentary elections here we see there's a de facto referendum on independence probably defend its party's won the parliamentary election then and there was similar talk of precipitant moves towards independence but at that didn't happen but now it's really been pushed as far as it ever has been the threat is there it's on the table they may do it this is actually
its leaders here in the week to come when carlos preached to mount the regional president stands up in the parliament on tuesday evening to be to give a briefing on where things stand but possibly that he's being pushed by partners in the coalition protect. the far left to unilaterally declare independence and madrid and mariano rajoy the prime minister are having none of it threatening the nuclear option so-called section one five five of the constitution which would give him special powers to revoke the autonomy of this region and impose direct rule that would ask for in a very serious potentially very dangerous constitutional crisis in a country that has known civil war of course in the past so. they are as opposed as they could possibly be and yes it's absolutely true that no side is showing any sign of giving in because of course the moment they give in they lose all the ground that they've made that said the march that has happened here on sunday peter has been annexed. i think we've lost our line
there too jonah how we'll stay with these live pictures the key thing there that jonah was saying of course was this that when mariano rajoy if he chooses to use the special powers article one five five of the spanish constitution we were talking to other guests in our news our program in the past half hour and a key analyst talking to us out of barcelona in front of a demonstration they looking at was saying this if mariano rajoy child chooses to use those special powers he has the discretion he is legally constitutionally ok to do that that would then mean there would have to be an election not just in catalonia but a general election in spain the problem for mr rajoy then would be is a general election which is really an election on catalan independence a session for the region of catalonia not an election on all the normal general election issues will trying to back to join if we can in the coming hours here on al-jazeera. the army in the democratic republic of congo say rebel fighters have
ambushed a bus and attacked villages in the country's east it is unclear how many have been killed the fighting is continuing in the beni territory in the province of north kivu security forces blame the attack on ugandan rebels facal the allied democratic forces or a.d.f. congolese soldiers have been trying for years to wipe out numerous groups in that area. a gas tanker explosion in ghana has killed at least seven people and injured thirty five others in the capital accra and the blast led to a second fire catcher lopez now explains. to multiple times nobody would know the blast was overpowering witnesses looked at the towering flames and disbelief and awful was. gone as government says a tanker caught fire at a gas filling station the flames spread across the street to another gas station
triggering a second explosion. but all the fear with a fusion people ran to safety oh. look at my hands this witness was injured as he made his escape morning thank you it's like a sound that overflight like but man that yeah right this isn't the first time ghana has gone through a similar situation in two thousand and fifteen a blast at a gas station killed at least ninety people al-jazeera is corresponded ama boateng covers the region she says these type of explosions are not uncommon this deadly blasts could lead to changes people and we're beyond what. i feel great that that kind of boy made to go to him occurring it's a question that's been asked before but this tragedy could make the issue a priority got him up as well the young al-jazeera the u.n. refugee agency says almost two thirds of refugees arriving in zambia from the
democratic republic of congo children crossing the border alone and it's worried there will be more of them because of insecurity within the republican house has the story now from kemp on the zombie i'm bored. leon was stronger and his brother are making a door for their new home it's a temporary structure at a refugee transit center in zambia the teenagers walk for weeks from democratic republic of congo where security forces are fighting different militia groups they say some adults try to discourage them from making a dangerous journey but they kept on moving. even. my parents were both killed when the village was about the only thing i could do was run and leave the country i was told. people won't follow. i walked for a long time i missed my parents but at least i'm alive and safe in the united nations refugee agency says sixty percent of refugees crossing into zambia are
children dozens making the journey alone others come with relatives because they got separated from their parents during the conflict so you have children who have fled because they have lost their parents and they have experienced the killing of their parents and you have children who come here because they came home to empty homes and then you have children who came here and telling us the story for street treatments. adoption u.n. officials say on average between sixty and one hundred people are coming to get every day this group has just arrived the women say they couldn't leave the unaccompanied children behind to die or get up ducted by the militia the border is only a few meters away children who come alone sometimes waits in neighboring villages hoping their parents they can wait for days they can wait for weeks sometimes they never hear from their families again the refugees transit center in chilling is filling up fast there are nearly four thousand registered refugees the humanitarian
needs are huge aid workers say unaccompanied or separated children need to be placed in foster homes many are traumatized others show signs of my nutrition these kids are waiting for their mother to join them they crossed the border together but their mother was rushed to hospital because she's about to give birth she told them she will come and find them but they don't know how long that could take but now they are alone in a new country. al-jazeera compound zambia. lots more top stories for you still to come including these ones a tight race in liberia to find a replacement for africa's first elected female president also. he took it out from a home and tried to hands behind our backs he pulled his along the roads and kicked . a teenager or injure a few g. tells of how he survived an attack by me and most military.
we got some very heavy rain pushing towards vietnam over the next couple of days when organized circulation this one that might develop into something a little more ominous as we go through monday into tuesday very wet weather coming in here that will drive its way further westwards into indo-china right in the line of pretty lively showers making the way across northern parts of vietnam then and into the fosse out west of china still some rather wet weather to just around the by a bingo particularly up towards the ganges nasi looking crop of storms here bringing some very heavy showers into bangladesh into the northeast of india just around by how west bengal and across the central plains now these showers have just it's a little further northwards over the last couple of days and continue to do so over the next couple of days to the north of that five celsius hotter still in karachi with a high of around thirty eight degrees so the temperature we expect to see across
the right here in concert we're looking at a high of thirty eight degrees for long as the fine interact with a good deal of. the south a little bit of wet weather some think a cloud there just around the gulf of aden but always a chance of one of two showers in southern parts of yemen. news has never been more available it's a constant barrage of paper where every day but the message is simplistic frank good logical rational. and misinformation is rife dismissal and does not well documented accusations and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera.
you're watching al-jazeera remind our top stories for you so far today life pictures in a moment out of spain first turkish forces a fight artillery from the border with syria they're backing me f.s.a. that's the free syrian army which is in the province to fight an alliance led by a former al qaeda linked group the coalition has called al shaab it has promised brutality. thousands marching in barcelona live pictures there against catalan secession from spain people that travel from across the country and say they represent the silent majority the prime minister mariano rajoy is threatening to suspend the region's autonomy if you just declare full independence seven people
have died in a gas tanker explosion in the gun and capital across forty others were injured the explosion triggered a second blast both winning a transport terminal and close to hospitals for university students. campaigning for liberia's presidential election on tuesday has ended twenty candidates are in the running to succeed africa's first elected female president ellen johnson sirleaf they include the vice president a big. and a former world football of the year. from monrovia. candidates for liberia's presidential and parliamentary elections sign a last minute effort to win over voters their range from the flamboyant to the everyday person one thing they have in common though is that they stand on issues look and sound the same and this is forcing many voters to narrow their choices down to only tribal region and personality.
not. candidate development. and. many political observers believe that voters are not asking the right questions which is really the. corney is a product of the country's broken education system. she and her neighbor take turns teaching their children the little the no. literacy rate is about thirty percent. some candidates have promised better life
from iberians from poverty reduction to education and providing infrastructure one thing what the one so far is a campaign. to record itself. from. the election commission is confident of successful elections that could lead to a transition from one democratic government to another for the first time in more than forty as. one of the challenges we had of course were. part of our country difficult to reach because. we were blessed to have the million graciously agreed to provide air support. a presidential aspirant needs to win more than fifty percent of the vote to avoid
a runoff for legislators though a simple majority will do. what role via scotland's first minister says she's not seeking another referendum on leaving the u.k. just yet members of nicholas scottish nationalist party the s.n.p. had called on her to delay demanding a new vote until the twenty twentieth's. that wouldn't give any further consideration to the timing and toe brakes and the thames of bricks it become clearer to we've got a clear lane of say about what all that means for scotland that doesn't mean i will stop making the case for scotland being independent in the us more than one hundred thousand homes in mississippi and alabama are without power as tropical storm nate moves inland from the gulf coast need was downgraded from a hurry can shortly after making its second u.s. landfall in mississippi it killed at least thirty people in central america warnings of dangerous storm surges remain along the gulf coast daniel slime now from new orleans. so
a huge sigh of relief here in new orleans where hurricane native became a category one hurricane reduced to a tropical storm shortly after making landfall it seems that the defenses the flood defenses built here after the devastating hurricane katrina of two thousand and five have held out the mississippi river here behind me behave itself there has been some damage there has been stubborn some flooding most notably in biloxi mississippi several tens of thousands of houses have lost their power that is being restored as quickly as you are thorough it is going and can get around so it it's a very different story in central america where they're still assessing the damage when the copy storm as it then was hit several countries of central america causing massive damage killing at least twenty five people that is going to be damage flooding that's going to take some time to get back on track here on the gulf coast of the united states louisiana alabama mississippi and the northwest of florida it
seems as though they have escaped for now they are talking about a huge sigh of relief but this is the hurricane season but they will now approach it with greater confidence with greater assurance in the investment in flood defenses people in las vegas have held a march to remember the fifty eight victims of last sunday's mass shooting. they sang and prayed for those who died as well the survivors and the rescuers and they called for tighter gun control laws. meanwhile as military has been accused of carrying out atrocities against the roof in the northern state of rakhine a charge denied by the government in a makeshift camp in cox's bazar in bangladesh mohammed june met one young refugee who survived an attack by the army on the day that human rights watch said mass killings were being carried out. despite the relief his family tries to
provide eighteen year old or hindu refugee muhammad is still haunted for a while his mother and siblings try to give him a brief respite from the extreme heat and humidity but no matter how much medicine is given or the number of bandages applied his scars both physical and psychological will remain. he took his out from a home and tied a hands behind our backs they pulled us along the roads and kicked as they pulled us through the village through the jungle and took us to join another group of people that they made as lie down on top of one another mohammed all says when soldiers from me and mars army began shooting at them he was hit twice in the back . at first he pretended to be dead but then again when i opened my eyes to see if they'd left a note when i opened my eyes they saw me and shot me here two of his brothers were killed in the army's attack on mungo
a village in iraq and stayed on august twenty seventh mohammed all was convinced he also would not survive a mood in the clinton road and i thought i would die so i prayed i thought to myself i'm not going to see my relatives anymore mohamed tools brother sure if i was desperate to get him some help they're going to doctors but they're not doctors we couldn't find any doctor there was military everywhere so i couldn't go to the pharmacy and get him any medicine people were telling me i should go break down the door of the pharmacy and bring him medicine but i couldn't go there because of the military. tells us that in addition to his two brothers who were killed dozens more of his relatives were also executed during the attack a recent report by human rights watch included interviews with witnesses and survivors who told the organization that me and morris military didn't just carry out mass killings that day but that they also sexually assaulted stabbed and beat villagers who were gathering for safety in a residential compound and while the un has called the actions of me a mars military a textbook example of ethnic cleansing mean wars government has categorically
denied carrying out any atrocities against the rangers. or muhammad tools heartbroken mother there is no time to dwell on the past taking care of her family even in conditions as miserable as these is her priority as a living why didn't they when i see my sons williams i don't feel like going back to our village and also i set fire to a high and they say if i am everywhere we saw that and we had no choice but to leave. they may have been able to leave the violence behind but for mohammed will it's clear the horror of what he lived through will never really go away. at the tank ali refugee camp in cox's bazaar bangladesh japan's major political parties have taken part in a live t.v. debate ahead of snap elections in two weeks the prime minister shinzo out he says his government supports the u.s. stance on north korea with all options on the table tokyo's popular governor yuriko
corky represented opposition party where she loans just over a week ago she criticised mr obvious economic policies and pledged to phase out nuclear power by twenty thirty. asia's middle class is getting richer that means they're buying more electronic goods which ultimately have to be thrown away china is now the world's biggest recycler of so called the waste but the industry does have a poor reputation adrian brown reports the village of darya in north east china was once part of a burgeoning illegal industry it still survives just three years unskilled local people made a living picking apart electronic waste by hand extracting metals like gold silver and copper and anything else that offered value. oblivious of the dangers to their health or to the villages water and soil this contamination will last for years
slowly these unregulated workshops have started to close as we took these pictures a local government official appeared and unusually for china he agreed to an on the spot interview and that what they are in the dark for the state is getting stricter and stricter on all types of pollution which are harmful to human beings as a result of these new regulations a lot of workshops here cannot survive. for decades places like this existed for one reason only the dirty and dangerous job of processing electronic waste but recently the government started to close down some of these illegal workshops and everyone is now being moved to a new official recycling plant just down the road we're told conditions are not safe. while this illicit trade survives much of the hazardous work now
happens in either waste processing centers. this is one of more than one hundred now operating across the country handling mostly t.v. . drilled the part by hand it is still dirty work but here at least workers have a measure of protection from the dust and toxic fumes more and more recycling workshops are being forced to move into such purpose built facilities. that china has made a great deal of progress on the treatment of light tonic waste in the past decade at this plant we're now able to process more than eighty million household electrical appliances that year and as the middle class in china and the rest of asia continues to grow so too will the work load of plants like this one. adrian brown al-jazeera in china. now some of the biggest names in italian fashion are restoring ancient roman monuments to their former glory the government is
turning to private businesses to help pay for the huge cost of renovating sites such as the coliseum now after four years new areas of the building have been opened up to the public and parker went along to take a look. it's a steep climb to the top of the coliseum commission by the emperor of a speccy and in the years seventy two for the past forty years the fourth and fifth levels have been locked away from view until now welcome to the ancient cheap seats that probably wouldn't offer the best view of the regular bloodbath down below but they do offer a sensational view of the city. the opening of the upper levels is the result of a four year epic restoration project the outside's also been strengthened and spray clean to remove generations of grime the cost a colossal thirty million dollars and there's still more work to do the sheer scale
of rome's archaeological heritage poses a huge financial burden for the city and for the country the vast costs involved frequently exceed state budgets. ticket sales help but revenues don't go far enough that's where high end italian fashion comes to the rescue the coliseums renovation was largely paid for by the billionaire owner of todd's luxury footwear company. in follows a three million dollars renovation of one of rome's main tourist attractions the trevi fountain paid for by clothes company fendi. and the spanish steps restored last year with more than a million dollars from jewelry designer paul gary when we had to celebrate our one hundred thirty three we wanted to create something really special for disney birthrate and that's why we thought to pay tribute to the sea today where our
founder also created so much richness you know where. the financial helps launch the welcome it's of these kastrup government but there were some concerns about bigots and companies using their renovations as a branding exercise. as a real risk of commercializing a monument but the brands we chose last year were chosen carefully we haven't seen any signs of company patronage. italians are intensely proud of their rich cultural heritage but preserving it comes at a huge cost that for now only the businesses are able to cover these barca al-jazeera rome. this is al-jazeera these are the top stories turkish forces have fired artillery
from its border with syria they're backing the free syrian army which is in province to fight an alliance led by a former al qaeda linked group the coalition. has promised retaliation. thousands of gathered in barcelona surrounding against catalan secession from spain people have traveled from all over the country and say they represent the silent majority the prime minister mariano rajoy is threatening to suspend the region's autonomy if he does declare independence join a whole has more now from barcelona goodness knows what's in the minds of those process session is leaders in the regional government here in catalonia particular when they look at the size of the crowds that have turned out here today albeit ok many people have come in from other parts of spain but the majority are catalonians the talk is of certainly hundreds of thousands perhaps five five or six hundred thousand people and they of course believe that they are the silent majority that their voices have not been heard their opinions not accounted for that there is an
atmosphere of hostility towards those who disagree with the idea of independence seven people have died in a gas tanker explosion in the gun a in the capital accra forty others were injured the explosion triggered a second blast they happened near a transport terminal and close to hospitals for university students the army in the democratic republic of congo say rebel fighters and bush the bus and attack villages it's unclear how many were killed the fighting is continuing in the beni territory in the province of north kivu security forces blame the attack on ugandan rebels called the allied democratic forces or a.t.f. . campaigning has now ended ahead of liberia's presidential election on tuesday twenty candidates are in the running to succeed africa's first elected female president ellen johnson sirleaf they include the vice president a businessman and a former world footballer of the year. more than one hundred thousand homes are without power in the u.s. states of mississippi and alabama tropical storm nate moves inland from the u.s.
gulf coast was downgraded from a hurrican shortly after making its second u.s. landfall in mississippi it killed at least thirty people in central america those are the headlines the news continues after the listening post. by. an indian mining company is heading to australia to build one of the world's biggest mines will it be an economic bonanza or an ecological disaster. at this time and how does it. matter if you're doing a show down but always a referendum. on the past. three years. richard burton you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories we're covering.