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and i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. calling for a dialogue with the trade first catalonians leader steps back i mean immediate at the ration of independents. kenya's opposition leader withdraws from the presidential election rerun says the election commission will give him a fair chance. a major cholera immunization campaign begins in bangladesh's for hendra muslims can tell you to please me and mark. announcing multimillion dollar awards for two has a lot of fish oils the u.s. steps up pressure on the lebanese group and its backers iraq. with a sports news us three time fee for world cup runners up the middletons will not be going to next year's tournament in russia all of that and more later this news though.
a news leader has stepped back from declaring immediate and dependence and instead calling for talks to resolve spain's worst political crisis in decades officials say ninety percent of voters supported independence in the october first referendum which spain declared illegal but less than half of eligible voters actually turned up john hall reports on the cattle on capitol. he arrived at the parliament building bristling with expectation a heavy police presence into the weighty announcement to come but carlos president of catalonia is regional government stopped short of a full declaration of independence. as president it's my responsibility to declare that catalonia should become an independent state in the shape of a public. should become the words greeted with rounds in applause in the chamber before the independent state party was put on hold. we asked the parliament to
suspend any effects of the declaration of independence so that we can have dialogue and so that we can find the necessary solution we need to lower tensions and show our will and commitment to meet the demands of the catalan people the reaction in madrid came swiftly and this course not kato your present day and age that the speech that the catalan president has made today is a speech by a person who doesn't know where he is where he's going or with whom he wants to go the government cannot accept that the catalan referendum be validated because it's been suspended by the constitutional court. having consistently refused to talk one centrist politician suggested the time may have come for the government to compromise i think the better way they can solve the problem is with that negotiation some kind as i said of mediation a disappointment perhaps to some staunch secessionists who told tonight would be their night but sweet relief to many who fear the consequences of an upright
declaration of independence after threats from madrid and the flight of top companies from catalonia since the referendum on october the first. place that you don't regret and was closing fast alone or the faithful who gathered to watch the speech on the big screens left deflated but accepted that all is. it's not lost i'm happy that he's given us time in or the for people things we really don't understand what's the situation we're going to say what does it mean what the president just said so assigned declaration but independence deferred which demands speech stipulated no timeline for talks with madrid the drama of catalonia is independence that has played out in this parliament building for nearly one hundred years isn't over yet jonah hill al-jazeera barcelona sunnydale has reaction from the streets of barcelona. after paying tribute to everyone who participated in
the first of october vote mr leach a moment then said that the results that came from that should in fact a fact a declaration of independence that drew rolls of delight from the crowd but then he delivered the blow that he in fact would abandon the notion of an independence declaration in favor of proceeding with dialogue with working with european partners and moving the situation forward that then drew a very distinctive groan of disappointment from the crowds around who had been heartened by what mr preaching want had said and who turned out to see the president to live this address no doubt many of them now really disappointed disheartened by that result in the face of so much pressure that the preacher not just from the spanish government not just from the security forces but also
pressure from europe just hop until the moment he was set to make the address that was even another reminder from the council president donald things that he hoped that mr would not take a result of a surprise that dialogue was the only way forward clearly missed. that goal this evening. and lawrence lee has more from madrid on the spanish government's response . if the cattle and government thought that by extending the hand of friendship to spain as they would have put it they might have got the spanish government to reply in kind to open negotiations it looks like that was a completely vain hope the response from the spanish government already tonights here has been acids and immediates they have said what on earth of the catalans doing announcing independence and yet immediately suspending it they say has no legal basis a popular policy the ruling party spokesman described to me as a joke and a full she said there was absolutely no grounds on which they could negotiate at
all then the deputy prime minister spoke and she said that there would be an emergency cabinet meeting on wednesday morning during which the spanish government response would be clarified and the prime minister's been meeting people from all the opposition parties to discuss a sort of power spanish parliamentary response to what the catalans of said now clearly the catalans hope that by acting in this way they will have suspects and appease the european union and the that they hope perhaps the european union will now put some pressure on spain and say well look the catalans have done this now you must come to the table to negotiate in the same way but as is the moment there is no sign whatsoever that the spanish government to do anything of the sort there's been another twist in kenya's presidential election with opposition leader violating a withdrawal from the vote rewriting but the president says the poll will still go ahead and just over two weeks of data has accused the electoral commission a failing to make the changes necessary for a more credible outcome catherine sawyer reports from nairobi. well into.
the. unprecedented times in kenya the only other kind of data expected to be on the ballot paper for the election rerun late in the month has pulled out. his nasa opposition coalition say they will not participate in a poll they feel is predetermined one where the same individuals and companies that oversaw the last election are still in place. for. almost a foldable. going to have to. really . have a deliberate decision. in this battle. over themselves with the people ok. in the world of hurt. believe that
all reversed. but judging from hundred villages did you have to talk. to. opposition supporters have been staging demonstrations against the electoral commission. and calling for elektra forms commission officials say some of the opposition demands are and reasonable and there is simply no time to implement them the political situation in the country is worrying many i'm afraid of what fellas i think have moved on i am a strong feeling that kenyans. never accepted that species. and that. in order to conflict that. people would accept that and. already. everywhere
everywhere kenya is in uncharted territory politically and constitutionally the law isn't clear on what happens in a situation like this the constitution does not envision an eventuality where no reelection he's held within a sixty day legal timeline which expires at the end of the month save no election is held by the deadline there will be a constitutional crisis president who has been busy campaigning he says his ready for an election we always. should he be declared the winner and induced anyway then the. presidency will inevitably be questioned many kenyans are feel full about what the political grandstanding between the two sides is doing to the country tensions are high the economy is struggling the country is very much in limbo cathy zoi al-jazeera nairobi kenya. polls are closed in liberia's presidential election and there are hopes for the first democratic transfer of
power and more than seventy years twenty candidates are seeking to replace ellen johnson sirleaf who became africa's first female president in two thousand and five from the capital monrovia reports. no you africa's first female president ellen johnson sirleaf just. the nobel prize winner is standing down after serving two terms. at this polling station the process was largely orderly. but in other centers tempest player as a process began. the situation in this polling scenting painesville delayed the casting of ballots for hours. and he queued up for two hours but says she was turned back at the ballot box. they said i cannot vote so i was here for hours i went to one where i was redirected to another they don't want me to vote i will go home as. a man living with disability
can vote but was not impressed with the arrangements and one of the genes i want to see change in public buildings school buildings the disabled people to enter easily we should have access and be part of decision making. the election commission said it has worked hard to address most of the complaints the result today i think i should have my preparation. though we have i want to two. problems the successes of a women and i think we are heading for success hundreds of observers also deployed for the vote. liberians are passionate about this election to choose a new president and seventy three legislative people queued up for hours before polling stations open. these elections are not only about who will succeed ellen johnson sirleaf after years in power now also about things liberia has been
passionate about roads health care education and building upon the existing problems but whoever wins this election will have to work very hard to unite liberia still divided by the war and by the politics of the last one year. presidential candidates will need more than fifty percent of the vote to win outright some of the of a say a runoff may be required i mean greece al-jazeera monrovia. putting your head in the news our hand clothing. scorched earth california is the damage the wildfire spread through the u.s. for a thirty day. celebrating the right to choose who you are racist transgender community welcomes a controversial new law and support argentina face the prospect of missing out on their first world cup since ninety seven.
president match a typewriter one says his government no longer recognizes the u.s. ambassador to the country washington has responded saying it stands by john bass it is the latest twist and the escalating diplomatic dispute between the two nato allies homenaje over ports. u.s. some tuckey shellfish will sell trying to explain and this can lead to diplomatic spots but highlights wallsten it relations between the countries thought estell the turkish employee of the u.s. consulate in istanbul. last week for the second time this year a turkish staff member of our diplomatic mission was arrested by turkish authorities despite our best efforts to learn the reasons for this arrest we have been unable to determine why it occurred or what if any evidence exists against the employee turkish president ridge uptight defended the decision to make the arrests
truth. or prosecution is convinced the arrested official has links with fit to look good on the police have the evidence the employee has no diplomatic immunity an arrest warrant has also been issued for another employee all these show that there is something wrong going on at the u.s. consulate in istanbul. the u.s. then announced it will stop issuing visas for some turkish nationals traveling to america the u.s. ambassador stressing that it's not a bomb on talk of citizens if you have a valid visa you can still travel to the united states if you want to apply for a visa at another u.s. embassy or consulate outside of turkey you are free to do so this was not a decision we took lightly and it's a decision we took with great sadness tuckey responded with similar measures this is about is just the latest in a growing list of diplomatic fallout relations between the two nato allies so it at
the start of the syrian civil war talk he was upset that the u.s. did not do enough against the assad government and was furious when washington backed syrian kurdish forces and later them then last year's failed coup in turkey and things got even worse turkish president of egypt type one blamed cleric for true who lives in the u.s. but denies involvement everyone wanted him extradited but the obama administration refused the trump administration has and moved on to. the us ambassador to turkey and says the duration of the suspension in business services in turkey will depend on talks between the two governments there's no sign of those taking place and the time soon mohammed atta well just. turkish authorities have arrested thirty members of the armed forces over suspected links to the banned girl honest movement
a state run news agency fast police issued warrants for forty others in the air force navy and army ankara says the movement led by u.s. based cleric to to a local i was behind last year's failed coup and sense than authorities have arrested at least fifty thousand people. one of the world's biggest cholera immunization campaigns is underway in bangladesh fears of an epidemic nine hundred thousand doses of the vaccine had been prepared to protect local communities and her hands are refugees in flood violence and are. reports from a refugee camp in cox's bazaar. for these were him to refugees who have been exposed to so much violence and who still don't feel safe this is an attempt to at least keep them healthy. a massive cholera vaccination campaign led by bangladesh is ministry of health and supported by groups like the world health organization
and unicef the goal is to vaccinate six hundred fifty thousand people during the first phase many in this makeshift camp are happy it's happening but say far more needs to be done. the water is too far away that's a problem and people are suffering there are just too many people here and that's why it's so do everyone is getting seen. more than half a million refugees have fled from me and more to bangladesh in just six weeks at the shop feel like cut to camp the signs of overcrowding are everywhere. aid workers worry that extremely unhygenic conditions in camps like this one could make an already awful situation even worse which in turn could lead to a full blown health crisis among the many causes of concern are thousands of diarrhea cases reported and treated just in the past week and when you see like thousands of people are suffering from the idea that actually gives you an
indication that the locked us up my situation as well as less anguish and situation is not in good shape and if we don't react if we don't think the preventive measures things may go really wrong. shortages of food water and shelter all indicate how dire things have become recently and we have just talked with a number of people and among nineteen out of them ninety percent have said that they're leaving on a one minute pardon so the situation is really bad but everybody here down here is working really hard to make that humans. with very little clean water at their disposal life which is already hard only gets harder especially in such severe heat good obama made sure she and her children were vaccinated but that has done little to lessen her worries. now that after home there are very few toilets here in a period of three to five days it becomes full and unusable it stinks or not there
are too many people here we can live without eating once or twice a day but we can't live without being able to use the toilets struggling to survive is nothing new for these refugees and it's likely their struggle won't end anytime soon. at the sheffield like qatar refugee camp in cox's bazaar on the dish. rival palestinian political movements fatah and hamas are holding reconciliation talks in cairo at follows last week's palestinian authority cabinet meeting attended by both sides the first to be held in gaza in three years the split began in the aftermath of hamas as election victory in two thousand and six a mosque pushed fatah out of gaza and a bloody conflict in two thousand and seven united states is offering millions of dollars for information about two singer has fallen officials the state department says. and food ship core have played key roles and hezbollah attacks targeting u.s. citizens sick or is accused of being involved in
a major attack in beirut in one thousand nine hundred three two hundred forty one u.s. service personnel were killed it's important to recall that hezbollah hasn't developed its military and terrorist capabilities on its own it has become the global threat it is today for one reason tehran's deep and abiding assistance the iranian regime has built and bankrolled hezbollah it's a film of instability throughout the region and across the world this is all come at the expense of the iranian people whose resources are being diverted to support hezbollah's bloody cause and at the expense of lebanon which is suffered grievously from iran and hezbollah's deadly partnership. as well as came to prominence in the wake of israel's one nine hundred eighty two invasion of lebanon backed by iran and shia muslim fighters attacked israeli forces and western personnel washington says hezbollah carried out the nine hundred eighty three us embassy bombing in beirut that life sixty three people dead at the same near a truck bombing at the u.s.
marine corps barracks in beirut killed two hundred forty one american personnel the destruction of israel has always been a central objective conflict between the two most recently erupted and to all out war in two thousand and six the us arab league and gulf cooperation council have all designated has a lie terrorist organization by every means powerful at the highest levels and lebannon often referred to as a state within a state it's regularly part of coalition governments and maintained seats in parliament israel said on tuesday believes hezbollah now controls the lebanese army all in the war in neighboring syria it's a key backer of president bashar al assad i speak to say hussein was saudi and new york a former iranian diplomat who has negotiated with has a law he is now a middle east specialist at princeton university we appreciate your time very much so the united states has long considered has been a terrorist organization and says that they're responsible for the deaths of many many americans so why why do you think they're making this move now.
used to be united states has done so you do you know want to well they. just don't so you can reach out and you know in the end is what a lot of well. many many years. as a reserve and b. are insisting that you is your i'd like i was there sure to be shoot him you know that it was a show or maybe. how it is that we. the most powerful all about are is iraq against isis even there when he is. cooperation. between iran is russia iraqi government and syria so i says from
deep seated who are you willing to last. massively this is only and only because of a very organized russian be the russian army when you know that is what you are accused syria war success peace process would how or why i was this awesome says regev and you will hear the war. state man has more pressure from the us on iran. ok so hold on just a moment so if so if you're saying you're saying that has been lies part of a a larger coalition that has had an impact against eisel it is that what you're saying yes definitely and one knows ok so having said that do you think that what is the u.s. has motivation and that the u.s.
also wants to defeat eisel is this more about the u.s. as a new bigger strategy against iran. definitely idiocy is part of you with us strategy containing. old and influence there is no doubt however that. as you're weighing in we ration we what about a rush. to the end the war second best fighting ice the elite audiences are then mining the arses the reject the us you and i believe they would put more pressure and sanctions on iran or the me because they believe these men need sex this would be reviewing your role as progress in the region that's why you see the us you have new strategy games. and the
strategy is to put more precious actions on your own because of the rain the reason the role that you see the new statements against. a limit what the us is going to do practice be. strengthening the. rules because the fact of the route. that iran and his. old. sexist forces fight isis so we can use means strengthening i was. on there in august so it sounds like you're saying that you think that the us has moved or are counterproductive if they want to take on i phone thank you very much for your insight i am just saying with obvious thank you campaigning has begun for japan's next general election prime minister shinzo obvious hoping to take advantage of an opposition caught off guard by the early poll but it's largely a report from tokyo new political parties could make this election unpredictable.
campaigning is underway for japan's snap elections prime minister shinzo all whose liberal democratic party holds a two thirds majority with a coalition partner has kickstarted his bid to stay in office and. i would like to create a society where everybody has a chance when abi announced an early election weeks ago he said it was to give his government a strong mandate to handle any national crisis the country might face. his words now seem prescient given the latest corporate scandal to hit japan just as he's trying to revive the country's flood the economy kobe steel the country's third biggest steelmaker admitted on sunday to fabricating data to show its products met customer specifications the company's it mission follows similar scandals by big japanese brand names including toshiba which have reported inflated profits abbay is also expected to face
a strong challenge from the newly formed party of hope founded by tokyo governor. she's not running for parliament but is leading the campaign to draw voters away from the ruling party which has been plagued by domestic scandals. let's put an end to politics dominated by your vote although the party of hope is seen as the biggest challenger to the ruling party an early election could work against it and in our base favor. one can wreak a was running for tokyo governor i had great expectations and voted for her but now i don't feel the same when it comes to who to vote for i might still want to vote for kerry kerry but looks like a safe option to you i'm still struggling to decide. the upcoming elections also take place just as the country faces an escalating security threat from north korea the ruling party in the hope party both to seek to revise japan's pacifist constitution to allow the country's military to take a more active role
a small minority however including the new left leaning constitutional democratic party of japan oppose a constitutional reversion but could still take folks away the margins of two new political parties has made this election a lot less predictable and if the ruling party fails to win even a simple majority analysts say that will put pressure on abbay to resign it's a gamble the prime minister has judged is worth taking florence al-jazeera tokyo. still ahead on al-jazeera britain's prime minister pledges to tackle the deep seated any qualities in u.k. society i'm a welling's announced the don the netherlands zero zero zero over the world cup so . all of the full story.
hello there we've been seeing some very ferocious wildfires in parts of north america recently in fact is the northern part of california where we've seen the worst of those fires and these pictures are from the northern parts of the state now unfortunately it looks like the very strong winds that have fanned the flames still going to be with us over the next few days elsewhere across north america you can see this area of cloud here this is giving us some heavy downpours lots of thunder and lightning too and the whole system is gradually drifting its way eastward so wednesday we're expecting it to over the eastern parts of the u.s. and the eastern parts of canada as well eventually that will begin to clear away as we head through thursday and then more of us will see some drier weather but it will be a bit fresher than it has been so toronto it around seventeen and chicago at around nineteen for the west staying rather windy for us in california even further towards the south and we've seen some very heavy showers across parts of the central americas you can see this bright white area of cloud stretching from mexico a long way for the south heavy downpours and persistent rains out of this system
a more still to come over the next few days generally for the east there will be some showers as well but in between the showers that we send sunshine as well now for the northern parts of argentina and the southern parts of brazil we've had lots of very lively showers recently and there's more to come with. in the final part of a six part series filmed of the five years. the people of still fight for that land. the village chief is in prison. and forced underground the filmmaker has become part of the saga. crackdown the concluding part of. china's democracy experiment at this time.
with bureaus spawning six continents across the globe. to. al-jazeera correspondents live in green the stories they tell. us about it. fluent in world news. you're watching al jazeera let's recap the top stories this hour catalan his leader has stepped back from declaring immediate and dependence instead calling for talks with madrid to resolve the political crisis the spanish government will hold an
emergency cabinet meeting on wednesday a rerun of kenya's presidential election will go ahead in just over two weeks despite the opposition leader or i lowed into pulling out a day goes accusing the electoral commission of failing to make the changes necessary for a more credible outcome. the u.s. says it will pay multimillion dollar reward transformation leading to the capture of two has followed the shuls washington says they've targeted american citizens in multiple attacks iran backed lebanese group is fighting alongside president assad's forces in syria. the un special envoy for yemen is accusing the country's war leaders of pushing for power and wealth and stead of peace ismail all shake up met is proposing new talks to alleviate the deepening humanitarian crisis mike hanna reports from the united nations. this is now the greatest humanitarian disaster in the world that's according to figures presented to the un security council which indicates some twenty two million people in yemen require immediate assistance.
nearly one million cases of cholera and more than two thousand people have already died of the disease famine on an unprecedented scale is a real possibility it is the result of this crisis that has left some fifteen million people lacking adequate access to clean drinking water sanitation and hygiene health services seven million people are faced with the threat of famine and all of this is exacerbated by the largest single year cholera outbreak ever recorded the u.n. special representative. insists that what he calls influential people are not interested in finding solutions as they'll lose power in any settlement in and worked out how to live. i request the security council to use all its political and economic power to exert pressure on all parties to commit to a path of peace all the parties must come out of their past and transpositions and
put an end to hostile rhetoric instead of fighting over yemen let's cooperate for the best interest of the country. in the coming weeks the special representative will convene a meeting in london of the u.k. the u.s. saudi arabia and the united arab emirates which together with amman make up what is referred to as the quint charged with the renewing the long dormant political process in yemen the problem though is that two of these states are part of the saudi led coalition and as such themselves parties to the conflict mike hanna al-jazeera united nations. severe thunderstorms in south africa have left at least four people dead and dozens injured have a un centerin chill rain has many parts of the country with the area around johannesburg seeing some of the worst damage rising waters left many cars submerged on highways and many homes and businesses flooded. at least fifteen people are dead in the u.s. state of california as wildfires continue to spread for
a third day wildfires have scorched the state's famous wine country and forced more than twenty thousand people from their homes california's four story of already say about two thousand buildings have been destroyed by the flames and the state governor has declared a state of emergency let's go live to jacob ward who is in santa rosa so jake how did these fires spread so quickly. that's really the question here on the ground richelle it's a surreal scene to be here there's there's this sense that you're in this sort of standard sort of suburban california enclave but then there's the distance smell of different sound of sirens and the pervasive smell of smoke and the devastation that you see behind me the incredible speed with which this is ripped through this community was matched only really by the farrar the ferocity of the flame itself you can see how walls exploded essentially were peeled right off the the
attachments these twenty five pound pieces of rock were blown literally off the walls by the incredible amount of heat and you asked about speed that's really the the big question here is how is it that people were taken by such surprise with this fire in the fundamental question seems to be why didn't they receive the the messages that come out from police and fire departments here the united states using people's cell phones people say that i'm not really receive those messages and as a result that delay may explain why people were banding not just their homes but in some cases their cars and fleeing this fire on foot richelle usually when we cover stories like this jake are able to say at some point in the story in no ten percent is contained twenty thirty percent is is any of this contained get that's right that's the shocking part of it you're right richelle i mean you and i have encountered many many fires over the years and that's right the fire authorities always say something like a twenty five percent containment fifty percent containment there is no projection
on containment at the moment the conditions here are so ripe for a really ferocious fire the winds are still high the humidity is low the temperatures are high all of that conspires to make this really tough and as a result they have no idea when they're going to put this thing out and new fires continue to spot up across the the eight county two hundred or five hundred kilometer area that that all of this seems to cover so there's really no telling when this is going to end richelle all right has to take or containerized thanks take a. u.s. government officials say the death toll in puerto rico from hurricane maria has reached forty three only three weeks after maria hit the u.s. territorially territory only sixteen percent of the island's electricity services have been restored sixteen hospitals are struggling to operate with many patients being evacuated to mobile medical centers and naval hospital ships staying in the u.s. where they try to straighten is intending to repeal the clean power plan atmospheric
obama's landmark climate change law aimed at reducing the use of fossil fuels john hendren reports president donald trump struck another blow in what environmentalists call the war on climate control or as his environmental protection agency chief prefers to put it. in his previous job as oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt led more than two dozen states in challenging in court a signature climate control rule and acted by then president barack obama the environmental protection agency said we are committed to writing the wrongs of the obama administration by cleaning the regulatory slate the news angered environmentalists it is a historic mistake especially when this country is weakly suffering billions of dollars of economic impact from wildfires hurricanes sea level rise slowly happening over time this is just hugely are responsible and they are sending the absolute wrong message to the world and to the american people that they're willing
to side with polluters over people's public health. scientists suggest this year's recent spate of deadly u.s. hurricanes was fueled by greenhouse gases the fiske power plant is one of two plants in chicago that burned their last batch use of coal in two thousand and twelve when the plant shut down chicago last its two biggest sources of industrial carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming the owner midwest generation said the company didn't want to pay for upgrades to comply with expensive federal regulations but there was another reason for years coal has been losing out in competition to cheap been clean natural gas coal workers make up a tiny fraction of the american workforce a report from the department of energy showed that in two thousand and sixteen there were more than four hundred seventy five thousand jobs in wind and solar energy while they were little more than one hundred sixty thousand jobs in the coal industry but as president trump often notes the eastern appalachian mountain region
where the industry is based was key to his election victory i've ended the obama administration's war on call and we're putting our wonderful coal miners back to work producing beautiful truly home that's a promise the white house seems intent on keeping john hendren al-jazeera chicago hollywood mogul harvey weinstein is being accused of rape by several women according to an article in the new yorker magazine this comes as a string of actresses have come out and accused him of sexual harassment following an investigation by the new york times weinstein was fired from the production house he co-founded after the allegations surfaced on monday a spokesperson for weinstein has denied the rape allegations. a brazilian congressional report has recommended president michelle timur and should not face trial for obstruction of justice arguing the charges are unfounded the report by congressman on a day and are an ally of president hemmer recommended charges against two other
cabinet members be shelved the charges stem from the same corruption case involving bribes paid by a meat packing company there's been violence between police and public sector workers in france who are on strike over labor reforms members of nine unions are protesting against president now not crones plans to streamline the civil service reforms will allow employers to hire and fire workers more easily as well as enable companies to negotiate directly with them over working conditions. a report from the british government has found deep seated any qualities in all sectors of u.k. society the racial disparity audit was launched last year by prime minister theresa may to examine how people of different races and backgrounds are treated paul brennan reports from london. in the eighteen nineties charles booth's maps of the rich and poor areas of victorian london showed the glaring inequalities of the age
but more than a century later at a round table in downing street britain's prime minister admits that inequality remains endemic nationally employment rates are higher for white people than ethnic minorities but the gap between the two in the north of thirteen point six percent is significantly wider than that in the south at nine percent black caribbean children are excluded from school at least three times at the rate of white pupils but chinese pupils excel a primary school with seventy one percent reaching the expected standard for reading writing and math well though just thirteen percent of white room travel of children achieve the required great. the newly collated statistics confirm that in almost every aspect of society a person's racial and economic background profoundly affects the opportunities and treatment they receive it's not overt racism in vats people are saying i don't want to black person working for me but it's more of a subtle things around ok will this person have the right communication skills to
race amaze racial disparities orders had been due to report its conclusions in july but then in june came a tragedy which turned the widespread concern about equality international outrage the ground for tough. almost eighty people were killed and in the midst of recriminations about cost cutting and social housing a shocking reality emerged that in one of the u.k.'s richest parents the numerous safety concerns raised by some of its poorest residents had apparently been ignored or dismissed by authorities to some i doesn't need to do an already on rice look at yourself and how you treat and try and work out why you do that rather than constantly coming in and doing all day it's what lives are like because our lives will only chime if you change if you treat us differently. britain's prime minister
has echoed that call and demanded that if disparities cannot be explained they must be changed better data should mean accountability and reform but charles booth probably also thought that a century ago paul brennan al-jazeera london transmitter people and greece are hoping a new law will improve their lives parliament's voted to allow people to change their gender identity without medical treatment from the age of fifteen but as transfer up will support an app and the move has divided public opinion. russia has felt trapped in her male body since she was thirteen her family reacted by throwing her out on the street where her life began to unravel. i wanted to study astronomy i never got the chance i was rejected and thrown out of schools because of my appearance because of a transgender person i was denied the right to education and to follow a career i would love after that i had no choice but to prostitute myself in order
to survive it's the only choice i was given routine things like withdrawing money from the bank called boarding an airplane are all deals for rafaela because her name and appearance differ from the information on her i.d. card other transgender people at this protest outside parliament face similar problems problems the new law will now solve last april the european court of human rights broke new ground when it ruled that a legal change of gender should not require. sterilization in other words sexual orientation should be determined by how a person feels not by their genitalia greece is one of twenty european countries where the law was in contravention of that ruling but the new law is controversial too because it'll give people the right to determine their own gender at the age of fifteen greek society is strongly family oriented which reinforces traditional gender roles and it is ninety eight percent of the dogs which means that the church
is opinion carries weight they are for the church agrees we understand the right of each and every person to be different to feel different to be however this is completely different from the legal position of being different as the dominant social norm child psychologists agree. when people search for that broader identity who am i what i my goals what is my sexual interest but this doesn't mean that everyone has found. the sexual orientation by the time the fifteen it's too early to say that a child has settled this issue. has already recognized same sex marriage and says transgender rights also have to be upheld but its political opponents say this bill is a cynical attempt to cultivate nonvoters in view of future elections people like rafaela don't care about the politics though they will rejoice to be able to board planes
and perform banking transactions jumps are open less al-jazeera athens after more than two hundred days of coalition talks politicians have agreed to form a government a major sticking point was migration an issue that dominated the election in march and helped her wielders far white far right party finished second prime minister mark refused to negotiate with builders the new four party alliance has unveiled a center right agenda. still ahead and sport serious dreams come to address the details and a better. time
for sport we hear thank you so much three time fee for world cup runners up the netherlands will not feature at russia twenty eighteen after failing to qualify the dutch needed to between by seven goals on tuesday but could only win two know the dutch goal difference was inferior to that of sweden who progressed to a playoff match and robin announced his retirement from international football after the game sports correspondent leigh willing at that game in amsterdam sorry predictably winning by a seven goal margin did profound so much for the netherlands and it is painful for the people who have missed out on world cups before of caused by have i missed thousand and so i missed out a couple of times in succession in the 1980's i would talk nice for them but this is not a great and the one thing i can say about the victory over sweden is that there were flickers of light there were signs that beyond are you bob and i was of course
the best player and won't be around for the future but i do have some young talent having i can qualify for major tournaments in the future so we can still qualify for this world cup of course i go into the playoffs and i were hoping to finish top of the great france finish top sweden into the playoffs and evelyn's it's a long while back now meanwhile portugal are on their way to a first straight world cup appearance they need to know on tuesday to book their spots in russia as for the swiss they will have to try and qualify the play offs. in all they were nine games across europe france when group a after the swedes lost in the netherlands sweden will head to the purse just like the swiss who were beaten by portugal group c. was already won by belgium but greece into a crack in a playoff by hammering gibraltar for no in group age. argentina are in a desperate position with the last round of south american qualifying having just kicked off they fell behind to a first minute goal in ecuador they have since equalized but
a defeat will see them fail to qualify for the world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred seventy you can see the south american standings here only the top five get a crack at russia in the fifteen will actually have to go into a playoff where they take on new zealand now we're going to go to buenos aires where daniel schorr joins us from the origin time capital daniel a very good evening to you how are people feeling there given the tense nature of this football match. i don't think i've ever seen quite so much nailbiting in the days leading up to this game as i have in what i continue in the last few days i mean things have got started off the nightmare qualifying campaign the nightmare continued in the first minute when it could all scold a complete silence and hines may and then messi scored that equaliser after twelve minutes we just had another roar go up it sounds like another messi call the police action that. we've got the perth colombia game being shown in the same bar
behind me where the colombians are living in one osiris i love to see a game on which argentina's hopes are also so depend that he watching that result very casually that great deal of a great deal of soul searching questioning about how it comes to this the last game of the eighteen game qualifying argentina lost a lot of bolivia they could any jury against venice whale country which baseball is the most popular sport could only draw neil neil against. all rests on this game and i say the build up has been very tense very nervous but nerves a little bit calmer now with argentina leading to argentina two one up as you said so we speak hypothetically when i ask you how much damage would be done to argentina. doesn't make it to russia. well i think people here really can't envisage
a world cup without argentina as you mention the last time they failed to qualify was nine hundred seventy so they were not released go not really knowing what to make of it i think the positive side of it is if they don't qualify there will be some soul searching there will be some investigation into how argentina the team that finished runners up in the last world cup would fail to qualify what is wrong with arjun signed football not enough youngsters being brought through the sorry state of the art and time for the administration that will have to be looked at i think of argentina didn't qualify something positive may come out of that but that would be in the long term future in the short i think this total devastation people upset angry about the team perhaps the best collection of players the country's ever had not qualifying for a world cup so that we would be it would be a disaster. as we speak to you again a little bit later hopefully with good news from an origin time perspective the south american match is all kicked off about twenty minutes ago ecuador two one down against argentina as it stands the argentines in contention at least for
a place at russia twenty eighteen the other matches there are still. serious unlikely dream of reaching the fee for world cup for the first time has come to an end after they were beaten by australia. this playoff was tied at one one after the first leg of the syrians surged ahead of the gold in just the seventh minute tim cahill got to go back for the home side seven minutes later the thirty seven year old would go on to the winner for the sample in extra time you know advance to a play off either against the united states of america. dearest andrew thomas was at the game and said. going into this game not many gave the syrians a chance against australia much higher ranked on home ground syria remember a country in the midst of a civil war and yet they fought and they fought and they fought and even in the last three minutes when it looked as though the one. that would have taken them to russia rather than. australia of course syrians coming out of the ground
disappointed but they have pride and i think i talk to some friends. and this is the furthest i've come. to go out next time they can go all the way back to play very well to be quite disappointing the fact that they get away. i have never left. australia on it's going to russia yet they still have another playoff to get through but i think leap forward on that road i could pretty good. golf well. despite the loss large crowds gathered in damascus to celebrate syria's run in the qualifying competition so early for the supporters team will have to wait at least another four years to appear at a first ever world cup. just forty eight hours after finishing runner up in beijing
says the shanghai masters in controversial fashion for the second year in a row after warnings for sea unity and for smashing a ball into the crowd the australian lost the opening set of the smashed steve johnson and decided to stop playing he declined any medical help but has since tweeted that he had a stomach bug and a shoulder injury. there has been a lot of controversy in the united states in the last few weeks when it comes to president donald trump and sports teams it all stems from n.f.l. players who have chosen to kneel during the playing of the national anthem to protest racial injustice some players have chosen not to visit the white house to on a usual invitation from the president to a championship winning team while the golden state warriors had their invitation withdrawn recently but on monday the n.h.l. stanley cup champions the pittsburgh penguins were more than happy to on of the
invitations to visit with president trying. i didn't feel any pressure i don't think we felt any pressure because we've stated clearly from the get go that. that our acceptance of the invitation of the white house was not political and that it's simply. a celebration of this group of players when in the championship. they are most sporting the. michelle and i thank you very much all right keep it here on al-jazeera and much more news on your part.
it's the end of the breeding season as we take a ferry through the straits of magellan to magdalen island today the island is a penguin colony sanctuary with access to tourists accompanied by foot nine percent penguin expert cloud able boy we learned the penguin colonies in south america are under threat climate change is one reason it is well documented that changing rain patterns or spend was to abandon fly the nest warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins swim further and
further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastics are also killing penguins. china's property. fields become cities rivers water parks forests parking lots mostly empty. yana brings international performance the illusion of a thriving metropolis and the myth of an image on the boat economy time is a dream a witness documentary at this time on al-jazeera. catalonia slater steps back from an.