tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera October 14, 2017 5:00pm-5:34pm AST
they want to use it as a deterrent south africa's former president declared talks to al-jazeera at this time. but oh is it a listen when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that new york has to address or if you join us on saturday i'm a member of the ku klux klan but we struck up a relationship this is a dialogue tweet us with hostile stream and one of your pitches might make an actual join the global conversation at this time. i still is confined to a few city blocks and rocca has us backed syrian forces say they're waging their final battle to up root the.
well again i'm peter w. watching al-jazeera live from the also coming up a truck bomb rocks the somali capital mogadishu security and gunman a fighting it out as a major hotel. a government minister in myanmar suggests ranger refugees fleeing to bangladesh are doing so on purpose to make it look like ethnic cleansing. and what goes around comes around why these concrete buildings and just what people want. to begin in syria where u.s. bank forces and the government are reporting advances against syrian state t.v. says government troops and allies have retaken the town of maya deen one of the remaining pockets of i saw territory in. in syria and you can see it here on our
map shaded in the black area with dean right in the middle of that mini region the u.s. bank forces say they've begun the final battle to defeat the group in iraq or it's formally self proclaimed capital there pretty much up in the north of the country and the n.t.i. still coalition's victories pushed eisel to the regions well off to the west now a convoy is set to leave on saturday under an arrangement brokered by local officials let's get more information on that for you from our correspondent barbara who's in antakya on the turkey syria border this convoy what's the latest intelligence we have on that hashem. peter the convoy's part of a deal that was struck between the tribes and inside the kurdish forces there would pave the way for the remaining fighters and their families to leave today. and in exchange for the s.d.f.
will announce officially that is under their control however the u.s. led coalition is distancing itself from this controversial do you thing that it does not support such deals that would pave the way for the fighters to resurface in different parts of the country but this is something that has been done in the past even by government forces which is to allow the fighters free passes in exchange for them pulling out from strategic. if this is achieved tonight then. leave it to declare. fighters and i think one of the reasons why as the enforcers are keen on having this deal achieved is that because since june they've been trying to take over the city but battle hardened. fighters have been entrenched in areas where there is a huge concentration of civilian civilians so the taking control of this area
proved to be really delicate and very costly for the u.s. the. do we have any idea how casualty figures that i saw has been sustaining it. in the hundreds hundreds of fighters have been killed since the start of the international push to take over we're talking also about hundreds of fighters killed in the some part of the country in. the syrian military and the kurds are launching this push also to take over the rest of the. suffering some major setbacks here they're left with a small area particularly that will come out of the border with iraq but we're talking about a desert land that is exposed and therefore could easily be targeted by u.s. warplanes this explains that isaac can. send troops or reinforcements or
a large numbers this looks like the beginning of the end. many thanks to a developing story for you this there's been a huge explosion in the center of the somali capital mogadishu followed by gunfire the associated press is reporting at least twenty people have been killed so curiously forces and armed men are in a gun battle around and inside a major hotel al jazeera is correspondent mohammed is following that story he joins us here on the set what else do we know. well this afford a hotel. in kilometer five junction which is lined up with government offices restaurants hotels and shops. a bomb outside the hotel gates before about for a gunman to gain entry into the hotel and started shooting at the patrons and also the security of the hotel together with the police as we speak engaged in a gun fight inside and outside the hotel is there any doubt in your mind that this
is about. you know. all the hallmarks of a talk. is what they've been doing for the past seven years ever since two thousand and eleven when they lost control of mogadishu and what has happened is the government has been unable to figure out how to stop this kind of attacks because al-shabaab not only has the capacity to do this but also has infiltrated the government forces before they bring these trucks mobile did with explosives they have to pass through many checkpoints but it's believed that some of the people in this checkpoint are working with a group ok we're looking at the latest pictures these are not live shots but they are latest pictures from that area that you're talking about mohammed why now why this particular target. what hotels have been a target as well as government installations and forward operation bases all of african union peacekeepers but at the moment the government is in some sort of a crisis the defense minister resigned less than forty eight hours ago and so did
one of the top generals of the wow this shows that al-shabaab is far from weakened and it's also shows that the government has a lot to do in combating this group effectively and. starting with making sure that its forces are paid because sometimes they go for months without salaries and just this morning they lost control of the tunnel buddy fifty kilometers away when the government forces is out of the tunnel shot just came and took my arm it will leave it there thanks very much. the government minister responsible for creating ranger refugees from bangladesh has told al jazeera they may have planned the exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing one half a million range refugees have fled across the border after a military crackdown in rakhine state has more now from young gone. it was meant to
be an interview about repatriating mohinder refugees but then the minister responsible for their research on it said this. by saying with the groups like you make the accusation that this is ethnic cleansing maybe by systematically playing for that reason i'm saying it could be that i don't know it could. they may have been planning for that they may be planning for that to make it come under the definition of ethnic cleansing ethnic cleansing is the description used by the united nations for the military campaign which has seen more than half a million range of refugees escape to bangladesh since late august the un's latest report details indiscriminate killings rape and the burning of homes by security forces in a campaign designed to expel the rohingya and prevent their return a commission set up by un song suchi to find solutions to the underlying causes of the wreck and conflict has just breaks the un security council and called for the
safe return of their huge or they can it will only go back if they have a sense of security and confidence that their lives will be better and we in their recommendation indicated that they should not be put incomes they should be allowed to go back to the appalachians and they should be helped to rebuild and reconstruct government leaders in mainmast say they'll meet with their bangladeshi counterparts at the end of the month to begin a process to repair at least one hundred a day whose identities match meanwhile government records we have i didn't find those who are correct so and then sent back to their homes the homes not so we we were rebuilt by them so they have to live in the temporary. nationalist sentiment runs high here this rally in young gone organized by buddhists with right wing views is calling for their hinges to stay out the military operation in the
right kind of state is very popular here but internationally condemned the military has launched an internal investigation into the conduct of its soldiers during the operation but a similar investigation into similar allegations of violence during october last year rejected any claims of wrongdoing. on al-jazeera yangon. plus more still to come here on. zero. it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it well leaders criticize donald trump's attempt to change the landmark nucleated. and forget the health benefits of jumping we'll tell you why running through the streets of sierra leone and you're in jail.
hello there are tropical storm is still gaining strength in the south china sea you see quite clearly on the satellite picture this of larry of cloud heya but it's generating all this huge overflow of cloud that works its way all the way across taiwan the eastern parts of china as well taiwan is where we've seen some of the worst of the weather three hundred seventy seven millimeters of rain just in a twenty four hour period that is a phenomenal amount of wet weather clearly giving us a fair few problems there unfortunately there's more wet weather still to come because this storm is moving quite slowly looks like it won't reach china and until monday and then on tuesday or wednesday it will make its way on to the coast of viet nam and so between now and then we can expect plenty more heavy rain across his whole region just look at some they all that rain working all the way up to shanghai once more and as we head through into monday breaking up a little bit but still plenty of what weather still to come so this whole region that is at risk of seeing some flooding over the next day or so out towards the
west of most of the showers here are in the southern parts of india towards the north largely funded by the have been a few showers in the northwestern parts but those largely have eased now looks like it'll stay fine and dry his still hot new delhi up at thirty seven degrees the rain though continues in the south. in the hash tag era when news coverage consists of a punchy headline a five second sound bite and an easy solution. dellums deep a thumb says challenge the status quo expose double standards and debate the contradictions join me mad the hot sun for a new season of the show that's frank. up front. at this time i'll just iraq.
welcome back you with al-jazeera live from your headlines u.s. backed syrian forces a convoy carrying civilians is due to leave the perceived center of the city of raka as part of the agreement with local tribal leaders the kurdish that syrian democratic forces of was the final battle to push eisel from itself to capital they say the battle could last hours or days there's been a big explosion in the center of the somali capital mogadishu followed by gunfire still an ongoing situation there the a.p. reporting at least twenty people have been killed security forces and men are in a gun battle inside the safari hotel. and the myanmar government minister responsible for reported treating ranger refugees from bangladesh has told al
jazeera they may have planned their own exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing. there has been worldwide condemnation of that decision by the u.s. president on trump to decertify a deal on iran's nuclear program trump says tehran has not lived up to the twenty fifteen agreement the iranian president hassan rouhani has responded to that speech from mr trump he called it a pile of delusional allegations can really help get reports from washington he's often threatened to tear out the landmark deal with iran but in the end u.s. president donald trump stopped short of pulling out of the two thousand and fifteen agreement to limit its nuclear program for now and even though his own administration has twice certify that iran is complying with the deal he now says he won't do it again i am announcing today that we cannot and will not
make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence more terror and the very real threat of iran's nuclear breakout that is why i am directing my administration to work closely with congress for months trump has accused his predecessor barack obama of being myopic in negotiations with iran focusing only on iran's nuclear program but not the financing of groups trump says are causing instability in the region the president has directed the u.s. congress to potentially revamp u.s. law to set up tough new standards. if iran by a late arbitrary trigger point lifted sanctions could be put back in place senate republicans are already drafting legislation supported by top democrats who have always viewed the twenty fifteen deal as somewhat imperfect we're saying if they're
not in compliance we're all with together on this where i am the administration also has its sights on another ronnie and target the country's revolutionary guard new u.s. treasury sections are being imposed which donald trump says are long overdue critics say these actions put international relations at risk and could spell the end of the deal painstakingly negotiated over more than a decade this deal was working it was delivering the iranians were living up to it the i.a.e.a. certified eight times in iran was at hearing today a deal trump took a perfectly working deal and transformed it into a crisis with the decision that he made today donald trump has shifted u.s. iran policy and he's not entirely ruling out withdrawing from the agreement altogether i may do that the deal is terrible but for all his tough talk against iran donald trump has for now taken little action ceding that responsibility to the
u.s. congress to take the next steps or none at all kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington . well staying with that one the iranian president is insisting his country will remain committed to the nuclear deal as long as it's in tehran's interests to do so her son rouhani added that mr trump's speech was full of insults and fake accusations show marnus about bit are you worried about iranian missiles what about those weapons you give every day to aggressor countries i know targeting of the oppressed people of yemen with planes and bombs that you built yourself you don't have any protest about those weapons and that aggression and you targeted our oil platforms you are always the aggressor in this region our weapons our missiles of defending ourselves we have always been determined and today we are more determined to defend ourselves more on international worries and concerns about the future of the nuclear deal mike hanna now from the u.n. . the security council went about its daily business discussing me and mine
a closed session but the abrasive speech by president trump certainly resonated in this building please raise the iran deal was codify did a security council resolution back in two thousand and fifteen at a time the u.s. and the u.n. had different leaders of what has been agreed by the united states and european union or should germany when you write you must be fully implemented it is very important to you i'm sorry to see what is now happening diplomats of today are sorry to be are concerned by some of the implications of this statement because we stand by the joint conference of a plan of action we judge it to be a good deal which helps improve international security and we want to see it continue to remain in force others argue the u.s.
cannot unilaterally amend a security council resolution and it is not a bilateral agreement it does not belong to any single country and it is not up to any single country to terminate it it is a multilateral agreement which was unanimously endorsed by the united nations security council resolution twenty two thirty one and the leaders in germany france and the united kingdom added their concern for the deal formerly known as a joint comprehensive plan of action they say preserving the j.c. p.o.a.'s in our shared national security interest the nuclear deal was a culmination of thirteen years of diplomacy and was a major step towards ensuring that iran's nuclear program is not diverted for military purposes the leaders added that they were worried and willing to act over iran's ballistic missile program and what they described as its regional activities
. iran has sent a formal letter of protest to the u.n. secretary general it says the islamic republic of iran will not be the first to withdraw from the deal but if its rights and interests in the deal are not respected it will stop implementing all its commitments and will resume its peaceful nuclear program without any restrictions the greatest concern that iran itself withdraws from the deal shifting what was an internationally monitored and restrained nuclear process back into the darkness mike hanna al-jazeera united nations tensions remain high around kirkuk after iraqi military and allied militia advance towards kurdish peshmerga positions iraqi soldiers and iranian backed shia fighters are gathering to the south in the west of the city bank that has taken steps to isolate the autonomous kurdish regions since he voted for session last month charles stratford has the latest now from just west of kirkuk. we are the
western most peshmerga opposition from kirkuk and the tension here is frankly palpable ask ali to zoom out behind me there you'll be able to see the smoke on the background those are militia tanks kicking up that dust the peshmerga commander here says that there are around fifty tanks in that area you might never see vehicles with flags on as well those. armored vehicles again shia militia armored vehicles those vehicles have moved up that road one would think around about one hundred yards in the last few minutes and as i say the peshmerga here are very nervous indeed they're also telling us that the pressure sorry the shia militias have approached from another direction on this position i mean as we've been reporting as the k r g has said around six thousand at least six thousand pressure forces have been deployed to this area and the area south of care cook these guys
are basically would not be surprised if there was an attack at any time it's obviously important to again reiterate just how important this area is around kirkuk this area was taken by the peshmerga taking control of by the peshmerga in two thousand and fourteen when the iraqi military fled and i still a fence of these peshmerga here the commander we've just spoken to says this is purely a defensive position but they are not going to with rule any further any further back. austrian voters go to the polls on sunday in a snap election that could see the far right freedom party and to government as part of a coalition with the conservative peoples party election is being held in after the break up of the coalition government of the social democrats and the people's party . liberia's presidential election is likely to go to a runoff next month with provisional results showing a former football star george weah is in the lead at least. third of votes from
five thousand three hundred polling stations have now been counted but fifty percent of the vote is the target to hit for not right when we has won about forty percent of the county ballots while his nearest challenger the vice president joseph is on thirty one percent. the planes crashed into the sea off ivory coast close to visual airport killing four people and injuring six the wreckage of the aircraft was swept towards a beach where rescuers treated surviving crewmen ten people won't board the plane carrying french military cargo. sierra leone's government is banning jogging in groups saying it promotes disorderly and criminal behavior but the opposition seems the move as a way to clamp down on its activities before the next presidential election judge all to march. jogging together on the beach it's an act of defiance for a presidential candidate mohamed man sorry and his supporters. running in groups
saying it's an activity that leads to unrest and vandalism. or destroys. and. you know. supporters of the alliance democratic party believe the directive is politically motivated to prevent members of the opposition and their candidate from campaigning ahead of the presidential election into their party headquarters that was set alight. believes the ruling party is behind the fire is a form of political intimidation with some form of political. and i democrats say we need to allow people to speak up. and peaceful ways the government deny any wrongdoing saying it is promoting democracy. in such
a large. the reason why we continue to be the most peaceful country in west africa it is because the citizens. to get into that. because of the. with the conflict in the ninety's. decade long civil war that left fifty thousand dead in the one nine hundred ninety s. still haunts your leone the police are taking extra measures to avoid violence it is possible to run in groups it requires the prior permission from the inspector general of police he says this isn't a political decision but one to guarantee public safety human rights organizations are not convinced with this argument some lawyers are now challenging this ban. barrister abdulai says it's unconstitutional he believes that running or gathering in groups are fundamental rights there is a need for people to express themselves he says in order to avoid mistakes of the past. afraid of instability but that doesn't mean people don't want to express
themselves i think over the years and then as i become a very expects perceive society where they try to vent out their anger on just the media and talk about things that they don't like about their government president has been the country's president for a decade and will not be standing for reelection you candidates are emerging wanting to run for office and setting the pace for what will be a hotly contested election because hawke algis iraq freetown. tens of thousands of penguin chicks of starve to death in antarctica and what scientists are describing as a catastrophic breeding season it's the second bad season in five years for a colony of adelie penguins all but two of the chicks died scientists say it's caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season with adult penguins travelling further for food conservation groups want persian action on the marine protection in the east and top to region which is home to about thirty six thousand
of the penguins. the first commercial passenger service to the remote british island of st helena in the south atlantic is about to land the flight from the south african city of johannesburg will arrive and depart every saturday is hope the service will boost tourism up until now the british territory had relied on a shipping service every three weeks the island is most famous perhaps for housing the french emperor and apollo and bonaparte during his in forced exile from eight hundred fifteen to eighteen twenty one. in the u.k. some blocks of flats are being bulldozed because residents think they're ugly and badly designed but other relics of a controversial form of architecture known as brutal isn't protected from demolition and barco reports. when robin hood gardens the state was constructed in one thousand nine hundred seventy two it was with be it as a modernist icon it now faces imminent demolition the architects allison and peter smithson were part of a post-war movement of young idealists who wanted to build
a new egalitarian society the material chosen to express that vision concrete lots of it. the new style was called brutal ism after the french breton brute all bore concrete less architecture speaks of the marriage that said everyone should have a decent home and they should have health and education that those are the values of the ninety six days and nights and seventy's the architecture of the day says if you're rich or if you're not we don't really care very much whether you love all over the severity of brutalist and the states like this were designed as high quality housing for the city's poor recent years or the british government has blamed the design in the very fabric of these buildings for fostering crime but defenders of brutal ism say the poverty and neglect are more to blame the estate stands on valuable land next to gleaming new skyscrapers it's more lucrative for the castro local council to demolish the estate than refurbish it but sometimes
some blogs need extra money and it's very difficult to kind of find the resources to bring a certain block up to a certain standard. it will be replaced with this cheap and quick to build a mixture of social and private housing that can be sold for profit. it's far from the vision of botanists like renowned architect neve brown he blames nine hundred eighty s. capitalism for killing the brutalist dream we thought we were beginning to add to an organic growth of society that would continue and so to becoming something it was into a go where they're developing culture it became an object from a previous historical moment in time but changing attitudes and politics mean brutal isms being reevaluated brown's buildings are all culturally protected they cannot be demolished other buildings have become fashionable style icons here at
the barbican paint houses sell for more than four million dollars of what's fashionable is frequently profitable. the capitalist economy may end up being the savior of some of these inherently socialist buildings but despite appeals from historians and leading architects it's too late to save robin hood gardens the dream that never was leave barca al-jazeera london. and we'll end this bulletin with pictures from the last day of the international balloon festival in the u.s. state of new mexico this year almost six hundred balloons are taking part in the regional gathering in one nine hundred seventy two started with just thirteen balloons it's estimated that more than twenty five million still photographs have been taken at the festival. welcome for just joining us you're watching al-jazeera our top stories kicking off
with a breaking story for you there's been a big explosion at the center of the somali capital mogadishu followed by ongoing gunfire the a.p. is reporting that at least twenty people have been killed security forces and armed men are in a gun battle inside the safari hotel it's on a street frequented by many government officials. u.s. backed syrian forces say a convoy carrying civilians is used to leave the perceived center of the city of raka as part of the agreement with local tribal leaders the kurdish the syrian democratic forces have launched the final battle to push eisel from itself declared capital they say the battle could last hours or days. staying in syria state t.v. is reporting that government forces and allies have retaken the eastern town of dean from eisel dean was one of the last remaining pockets in eastern syria still held by the group. in the meanwhile government minister responsible for repatriating ranger refugees from bangladesh has told al-jazeera they may have
planned their exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing more than half a million range of refugees have fled across the border after a military crackdown in rakhine state. world leaders are condemning donald trump's decision to decertify the nuclear development deal with iran the iranian president hassan rouhani says trump is making a pile of delusional allegations. are you worried about iranian missiles what about those weapons you give every day to aggressor countries i know targeting of the oppressed people of yemen with planes and bombs that you built yourself you don't have any protest about those weapons and that's aggression and you targeted our oil platforms you are always the aggressor in this region our weapons are defending ourselves we have always been determined and today we are more determined to defend ourselves the planes crashed into the sea off ivory coast close to the aboriginal airport killing four people and injuring six the wreckage
of the plane was swept the beach where rescue was treated surviving crewman ten people were on board the plane carrying french military cargo the aircraft was flying in from the us. those are your headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after upfront i will see you very soon. china is holding what appears to be its most significant communist party congress in decades with president xi jinping to consolidate his power what does that mean for this country and indeed the rest of the world join me adrian brown live coverage and analysis here. with fake news and russian trolls dominating the headlines the founder of wikipedia jimmy wales says the news is broken but he can fix it i'll ask him how.