tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera October 14, 2017 10:00pm-10:34pm AST
further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastic also killing penguins in recent years the sawhill of north africa the so-called war on terror. but is this official narrative. of battle. a battle for the earth's natural resources. shadow war and the. president was the. last expected to leave of a knight taking civilians with them as human shields.
hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up at least twenty people were killed in a truck bomb explosion in somalia's capital mogadishu. a myanmar minister says there were refugees may have planned the exodus to make it look like ethnic cleansing. and more than two hundred polling stations are moved at the last minute as venezuelans prepare to vote in long delayed regional elections. syrian forces backed by the u.s. on the verge of taking back full control of raka i still suffer crime capital local officials say the remaining eisel fighters are expected to leave the city in the coming hours taking civilians with them as human shields. the deal brokered by
tribal leaders the u.s. led coalition says it's not involved in these negotiations but believes it will save lives around one hundred members of the armed group that surrendered in iraq or in the last day or so while at the height of its strength i saw the tide rocka its capital it also swept across iraq seizing control of a large swathe of the country a couple of years on its territory has been reduced to this the iraqi government has launched an offensive to drive the group from the last area it holds there while in syria as well as being on the brink of losing rocka i still has also just lost the town of mayor dean and syrian its allies are also trying to drive the group from the last pocket it holds in dare as all city will syrians who've managed to escape to makeshift refugee camps and now facing shortages of food and medicine ashwell bar reports from hatay on the border between syria and turkey. if civilians have been waiting for years they are being evacuated from fighting iraq
are staying home was unsafe strikes have killed hundreds. in neighboring dales or thousands of syrians flee their homes as fighting intensifies i still fighters have regrouped in a mayor dean a city on the border with iraq before an expected push by syrian kurdish factions known as the to capture the city. north of rock was built to accommodate the internally displaced it's struggling with a growing number of refugees who have nowhere to go such as. well has just arrived from. libya we left home because of the farting in there it was a long journey before we got to the camp we spent a long sleepless nights and many days with nothing to eat. and my daughter is sick and she needs treatment we have been suffering since the start of war in syria
kurdish factions control the. very few aid organizations manage to reach the area the camp lacks basic infrastructure services. a situation that is likely to worsen during the winter. time and. look at the tents they gave me in this camp i have nothing no cover nothing i'm a widow and i cannot look after my children on my own they told us go to the camp and you will get help i got nothing from them. many here have lost hope they will ever be able to return home to their villages. the battles to recapture rock and dealers or have destroyed entire careers defeating i still may not be the end of war in syria as the s.d.f. advances the syrian army is on the move both competing to control more territory
the syrian government is determined to recapture areas it lost i still the rebels and the kurds a confrontation between the kurds and the syrian army may trigger an exodus of thousands of people towards the border with turkey has been. the time when in our development syria is demanding an immediate unconditional withdrawal of turkish troops from northwest syria saying that their presence there amounts to flagrant aggression turkish troops entered syria's northern province in a cross border deployment the began two days ago more than one hundred troops and twenty armored vehicles of crossed the border to join troops who were already inside syria they were inspected by turkey's top general before advancing into to enforce a so-called the escalations are. now
thousands of iraqi troops are locked in an armed standoff with kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of kirkuk brief clashes also erupted between kurdish forces and shia militia backing the iraqi government tensions have been on the rise since kurds held a referendum on independence last month which iraq called illegal charles trafford has more from the west of kirkuk. we are at the western most peshmerga position 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 shia militia tanks kicking up that dust the peshmerga commander here says that there are around fifty tanks in that area you might ever see vehicles with flags on as well those. 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 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 over see important to again reiterate just how important this area is around kirkuk this area was taken by the peshmerga taken 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 any further back. well one of the other top stories this hour two bomb attacks in separate parts in
the somali capital mogadishu have killed at least twenty two people and caused widespread destruction the first explosion was a massive truck bomb targeting an area where many government offices and tells and restaurants were located people police are saying that people are still trapped under the rubble of a hotel and they fear the death toll could rise paul brennan reports. when the truck arrived at the busy intersection and locally as k. five was a traffic jam dozens of motorists stuck in their cars hundreds of bystanders too and so the explosion caused qana finally shut down cover couldn't have come up this was the biggest explosion i have ever heard the car exploded at the center of the busiest junction in mogadishu it caused huge destruction some more than twenty dead people around the street and there may be more than that in the collapsed buildings i must have been honest i've never seen a scene like this ever before all the buildings around here have collapsed there were close to two hundred people in these buildings i hope everyone is ok ok five
is in a bustling commercial district of mogadishu with many shops hotels and businesses the blast happened outside the safari hotel not normally used by government workers so it's not clear whether the hotel itself was the intended target or possibly the somali foreign ministry nearby it's emerged too that the police were actually following the truck at the time of the explosion however two hours after the truck bomb blast a car bomb detonated in the city's medina district two people were killed there and the driver arrested. by a group al-shabaab frequently launches gun grenade or bomb attacks in mogadishu despite being forced from the capital six years ago by african union and somali troops the own growing threat is a constant worry for many somalis hope brennen al jazeera.
the man mark government minister responsible for repatriating randi refugees from bangladesh has told al jazeera they may have planned the exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing more than half a million ranger a fled a military crackdown which began at the end of august the arab or muslim has more from young on it was meant to be an interview about repatriating the hindu refugees but then the minister responsible for their research women said this guy got a blow up ali and by flirting with the groups they can make the accusation that this is if that cleansing maybe they systematically playing for that reason. i'm saying it could be that i don't know if. they might 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 the to find solutions to the underlying causes of the wreck and conflict has just break the un security council and called for the safe return of their huge or they can and will only go back if they have a sense of security and confidence that their lives will be better and we in the recommendation indicated that they should not be put incomes they should be allowed to go back to the have relations 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 repatriate at least one hundred day whose identity is much meanwhile government records we have i didn't find those who are correct and then sent back
to their homes the homes not so we were rebuilt by them so they have to live in the temporary camp. 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 iraq high status 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. al jazeera yangon. telecom for you on the program after five years held captive by taliban linked fighters and eighteen couple of back on home soil. and the fresh face of the right wing who can be on the verge of becoming the wall the youngest.
hello the autumn winds are still blowing through northern and then eastern europe bringing cloud and some rain with them so the windy situation is consistent with automobiles maybe less consistent with what's happening further west these are the frontal systems that this would high is a bit of a clue for central western europe it's been sitting pretty the sun's still working hard the temperatures in spain are well above where they should be turned out in madrid over thirty day and alysia this want to spreading it through france towards british isles and the western side of europe is substantially warmer than you might expect and for the time being dry but it is getting windy in particular that's going to be the case for ireland during monday or tuesday the remains of hurrican ophelia still there as a deep low which also pumps more warmth for the north as well even reaching berlin
a twenty one degrees on monday in vienna is in the twenty's too so it's not looking quite like orton by the time we start next week now the consequence of the current set up is just a feral breeze blowing blowing through the desert east and met the temperatures along the coast of africa around about middle twenty's like her in cairo but on shore breeze will be noticeable i think but rebecca at least in the immediate future is still pretty warm thirty degrees. to some an age old part of spanish culture no one i can stop thinking of are to the bullies in my life others about barack sport and a symbol of central government by what we should and carry on something that goes against the morals of got along the sides you visit from the catalan nationalist perspective the bullies were present banished culture minister and catalonia lost
full fight at this time on al-jazeera wild. welcome back to the program a quick look at stories making headlines syrian forces backed by the u.s. are on the verge of driving i still from iraq up the group self-proclaimed capital tribal leaders have been brokering a deal to allow local i saw fighters to leave the city. thousands of iraqi troops a locked in an armed standoff with kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of cook. and at least twenty two people have been killed after two vehicle bombs exploded in somalia's capital mogadishu with fifteen more injured.
now a canadian man and his family a back home after being held hostage in afghanistan for five years joshua boyle says his american wife was raped and his baby daughter mudded they were held by the haqqani network which is linked to the taliban caroline malone reports. back home in canada after five years as a hostage on the border between afghanistan and pakistan joshua boyle spoke to reporters at toronto airport i apologize for the lateness of this opportunity we were delayed due to a medical emergency surrounding one of our children in the aftermath of wednesday's gun battle the pakistani military acting on u.s. intelligence rescued him along with his wife and three children who were born in captivity those who speak high and over his line of ideals are going to simply raise our family you boil said one of his daughters was killed and his wife was
raped three years ago. the stupidity and the evil of the haqqani network kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in taliban controlled regions of afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter. murder boyle and the stupidity and evil of the subsequent rape of my wife not as a lone action by one guard but assisted by the captain of the guard and supervised by the commandant. of the county network boylan his american wife caitlin coleman were backpacking across russia kazakhstan to g. kissed on coast on in afghanistan when they were captured five years ago it was incredible you know i've been waiting to hear that voice for so long you know taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place to me and and the kind of person that i am it's
unconscionable that before he was taken hostage boyle was known to canadian media for a brief marriage to zainab cata sister of omar khadr he was captured by the us as a fifteen year old fighting with the taliban in afghanistan and taken to guantanamo prison cata was released twelve years later and given a ten point five million dollars settlement by the canadian government boyle met coal money year after his divorce from zainab catarrh in two thousand and ten and remains sympathetic to the plight of afghans i was in afghanistan helping the most neglected minority group in the world those ordinary villagers who live deep inside taliban controlled afghanistan. where no and no aid worker and no government has ever successfully been able to bring the necessary house boyle says his focus now is to build a secure sanctuary for his three surviving children and to help them live a more normal childhood caroline malone al jazeera. the austrians of eighteen on sunday in a snap election that could see the far right freedom party enter
a coalition government you know action comes a year ahead of schedule after the breakdown of a grand coalition government in may with the conservative people's party leading the polls australia set to elect the well's youngest leader as david chaytor reports from the anna. kurtz's called the austrian politics. at thirty one he may be short on years but he's long on ambition this t.v. broadcast with you people party shows his eyes are set firmly on the chance that. the polls would have well ahead but he's done it by poaching some of the policies of the far right. on the. illegal migration to achieve and security in austria. it's the freedom party led by heinz christian structure that could be drawn into
a new right wing coalition with the chancellor they draw their support from a working class eighty later by the waves of immigration and euro struck has said his near nazi links in his hughes could now be dismissed he described himself then as stupid and naive that no islam does not belong in austria and we do not want to . own homelands. i think something needs to change it's a very strong to the left over very strong to the right and the middle needs to come back the middle class is missing. a ban on face veils came into effect here this month but opinion was divided amongst worshipers at friday prayers at the piano about what life might be like under a new right wing coalition. right and this no i'm afraid to be living in a country where the women are suppressed because of the headscarf or what they're wearing their exteriors and i'm afraid of that as i want to become
a doctor. the muslims are mature voters and. let's protect them before australia has been largely successful in integrating its muslim minority but the islamophobia card is being played in this election and it's winning votes. the changing political landscape in australia is likely to add to the problems of the german chancellor angela merkel she'll no longer find natural allies in government here. al-jazeera. u.s. president donald trump's threat to tear up the iran nuclear deal a strong criticism from international leaders iran's president has done ronny says the u.s. is isolating itself on the international stage and causing anger into iran saying a strong he has more from iran. well most people will have seen the political theater the night before on their smartphones in iran newsstands are still
a great place to get a check of the political atmosphere and the morning after divergent speeches from the presidents of the united states and iran headline writers had a lot to play with trump save the nuclear deal says one illiterate dictator says another and this one simply he's just nagging sure wasn't enough for you i think the way he spoke was very rude and harsh i don't think that it's possible to have any relations with the u.s. as long as he's president and there's a lot of money. in my opinion we shouldn't even talk about trauma because what he said was totally meaningless from a legal perspective it was a nonsense. from a political point of view he knows nothing at all he's not a politician he's just a very rich businessman who sits at the top of power now he can't make political decisions. properly for the future of the country i think rouhani is response wasn't bad but he should have been tougher we need to really stand up against the us so it would stop them thinking that they can dictate what ever they want us.
iranian say trumps comments about their country are not only inaccurate but attacks against their national pride the american president has been trying to paint a picture of iran as a country living under one man rule a kind of dictatorship and while it is true that iran has a supreme leader who presides over the country the fact is he doesn't always get what he wants this country has elected officials who have a great deal of power there is a president there's a parliament and they have elections every four years and that means that public opinion really matters. and no doubt public opinion is a concern for iran's leaders hammad mousavi is a professor of law and political science at the university he says when the nuclear deal was signed there was great optimism but government promises of jobs and foreign investment haven't been kept so even before this whole trump issue from the u.a.e. inside you have this disillusionment from the nuclear deal if things get worse then i think there would be very little incentive from the u.n. you inside to you know keep up with this deal the nuclear deal improved iran's
public image on the global stage but here at home iranians are growing impatient to see its benefits zain zero to her on. her very own results and liberia's election show the former football star george where in the lead at least a third of the votes have been counted so far is almost forty percent while his nearest challenger vice president joseph. c. one percent it's likely there will be a runoff next month because the winning needs to hit fifty percent. children in zambia are paying a heavy price for the african nations reliance on the mining industry years of exposure to chemicals polluting the environment appears to be causing long term health issues our metasearch has been meeting families living in what's been dubbed the world's most toxic town. the notice of sunshine meyer looked a little small for his age after blood tests were done a nurse at the clinic gave her the bad news he's suffering from lead poisoning.
condition hasn't changed you sometimes vomits has diarrhea and he's often tired and it doesn't have the right drugs last time i got medication for him was in january philip is a new a toxin that's particularly dangerous to children they often ingest the poison dust while playing or doing chores a study done by the world back in twenty eleven found that in a fifty communities here lead in the soil was about ten times the u.s. safety limit some children haven't been tested so there are no official figures of how many are sick but community leaders say they know decades of mining lead and zinc have left a toxic legacy. very stringent for instance. that school is quite poor and. there is really hard to believe. the children and. the warning signs don't seem to scare away the poor
and desperate lid is still a valuable commodity used around the world the locals call the spit black mountain they can dig for hours looking for lead to sell they say there is no other work when the mine close in one thousand nine hundred for many people lost their jobs gavin doing is awesome make ends meet even if it's dangerous work. angels are working with the government to clean up affected communities since twenty fifteen more than one hundred homes that had contaminated soil replaced with clean soil get remember put it in the ground put some gravel and then they get. put on top and plant grass so that. the membrane only allows water to go downwards and upwards and then there is no dust environmental health experts say after more than a century of mining camp will never be a live free town is too late for that but getting as many people as possible away from the exposure could help make this former mining town
a little bit safer for future generations how do it ourselves or cowboy zambia and venezuelans are voting on sunday to choose governors feature of the twenty three state opposition is expected to win the most seats but many fear the vote won't be transparent or fair to raise about reports from caracas. opposition leaders in venezuela are crying foul they've just been told that more than two hundred voting stations for sunday's local elections have just been. their closing many voting centers around twelve percent of the people in this state have to vote somewhere else and they were only just notified the center was open until last night the voting machines were here the military now is closed. and they believe this is part of a strategy to discourage people in the state of. what has traditionally voted for the opposition to head to the told on sunday. these elections are long overdue they
should have taken place in december last year. for your position has been taken to the streets to demand elections accusing the government of dismantling venezuelan institutions to hold on to power. government rejects the accusations it's told international observers that everything is on track for the vote. relocating voting centers it's completely constitutional nobody is breaking the law it was announced by the electoral council decided in the places where there were incidents in the past. and that is legal precedent has said that the governor selected on sunday will have to be sworn in and subordinate themselves to the constitutional assembly a five hundred member legislative body that was elected almost three months ago he also said that those who face to acknowledge it could face dismissal but. that. is illegal because it's election with field where the regularities. for the
opposition b.c. elections are a chance to win some governorships and test the ground. scheduled for next year. the government is aware the world will be watching that. they're using them to wash their face and. well that to venezuela where there are elections that this is not a dictatorship and there is no hunger here when all that isn't true. the government insists the election will be free and fair. the opposition will be hoping for some big wins any doubts over the way the vote is run and demonstrators will likely take to the streets again. the active ok now in the democratic republic of congo is home to the world's largest love the lake the area's been plagued by conflict so tourism has been quiet but it's now open fika is with an adventurous nature has more from the rim of the volcano. perched
on the rim of the crater of mount near a gong gate which sits just outside the congolese city of goma and down. inside the crater is it lava lake he lost a ruptured in two thousand and two and destroyed much of the city of goma hasn't erupted since then although access has been affected over the years by eastern congo as many conflicts but this area has been safe since about twenty fourteen after the government flushed out the rebel group known as m twenty three and since then so we've been coming up almost daily the popularity is growing yeah around yeah the people who want to walk up here and witness this extraordinary sight. but update of the top stories this hour syrian forces backed by the u.s.
are on the verge of driving i self from iraq out the group south acclaimed capital tribal leaders have been brokering a deal to allow local eisel fighters to leave the city foreign fighters are not included in this evacuation. we're getting different reports from divisions within those members of the isis of saying it's time to leave and others say no and they want to continue the white vote for us do you have commanders whether the fighters leave in the coming hours or not they are confident that the full control of this city is just a matter of a few hours they say that we could officially. rocker to light. develop in syria is demanding an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of turkish troops from northwest syria saying their presence there amounts to flagrant aggression turkish troops entered syria's northern edler province in a cross border deployment that began two days ago. thousands of iraqi troops
a locked in an armed standoff with kurdish forces in the disputed oil province of kirkuk brief clashes also erupted between kurdish forces and shia militia back in iraqi government tensions have been on the rise since kurds held a referendum on independence last month which iraq calls illegal. at least twenty two people have been killed after two vehicle bombs exploded in somalia's capital market issue with fifteen more injured police say that people are still trapped under the rubble and they fear that the death toll could rise. the government minister in myanmar responsible for impact creating ranger refugees from bangladesh is told out to zero they may have planned their exodus to give the appearance of ethnic cleansing more than half a million ranger a fled a military crackdown which began at the end of august and austrians will vote on sunday in an election that could give the world its youngest leader with the people's party of thirty one year old sebastian kurtz leading the polls the far
right freedom party could also enter a coalition government. you're up to date with all of the top stories the listening posts now looks at the stories that go behind the week's headlines i'll see you later on. it's our top story tonight because it involves a coast ball that if you touch the shark in many trash aha that i think i've got a. caution because all the time off the bat if they came to fall there is a sense of outrage at the shrinking space great media in our cash.