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for one what's the address of your workload it might. not think you are right. and you are changing color as america struggles to contain its must have a drug crisis four lines looks at the devastating impact it's having on the children left to pick up the pace and. heroines children of this time. donald trump sweeping ban on refugees comes to an end replaced with tough new
entrance guidelines instead what he hasn't said yet is what countries will be affected. by this and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. to. me i screamed they strangled me and covered my mouth the u.n. under fire for not prosecuting french soldiers and other peacekeepers accused of sexual abuse. me and maher agrees to a deal allowing the return of thousands of the hinge of refugees but the agreement comes with several big restrictions. and the secret to a happy life the advice from einstein fetches more than a million dollars at an auction. u.s.
president donald trump signed an executive order introducing tough new measures on refugees coming to the united states he'd previously banned new entries for one hundred twenty days while his administration conducted a review that ban has now expired and it's been lifted the new measures include more rigorous vetting and screening of all asylum seekers and for the next ninety days people from eleven countries considered to be high risk only about be allowed in on a case by case basis administration hasn't yet named those countries or gave his own though is with us now from new york game there still seems to be a lot of questions to answer with this. yeah a lot of confusion a lot of questions to be answered we haven't spoken to some refugee rights organizations here tonight and they're still trying to make sense of this let me try to lay it out as best we can here the blanket ban of refugees intern the united states that's ended it in did this evening tuesday evening here in the u.s.
when president trump signed this six page executive order doing so that's part of the story but the other part is what are the new vetting procedures that are in place we don't know all of them but we know some of them and they are among other things refugees want to come to the u.s. will now need to provide even more information for not only themselves but family members as well addresses where they previously lived phone numbers e-mail addresses as well dating back ten years and not just five years also and this is significant. applicants applying for refugee status and u.s. will now have all of their social media accounts scrutinized by investigators as well during the application process which is some of the vetting new vetting processes that are in place now here's the real complicated part there are a levin administration identified quote unquote high risk countries they haven't named them where refugees from those countries are under
a sort of limbo right now because there's another ninety day review period in place now signed by president trump looking at the betting process for refugees from those countries we don't know what's countries are but presumably based on previous administration statements syria is most likely one of them as well as afghanistan and others so where does this practically leave refugees from eleven countries especially syria where there are so many refugees that need a safe home place to call home now essentially the administration is saying they probably will not be let in for the next ninety days but the administration saying we'll look at them on. a case by case basis meaning that you probably have to have a special case to get into the u.s. if you're from one of those eleven countries at this point so it's it's very complicated lot of questions left unanswered quite frankly gave as you were talking about there the investigations that the immigration service in the u.s. is going to be carrying out are going to be more lengthy they're going to be more
details and therefore that means pressure on the immigration office but also a lot more delays for those wanting to come into the u.s. yeah department of justice and homeland security officials wouldn't really answer when we asked them on a background call will this lead to more delays they won't really say but i think the answer to that is pretty clear and that's yes clearly this is not going to make the process any easier for those people that are desperate in need to get to the united states or find refugee status here but i will say that it really is pointing to mina mostly that's from a lot of the refugee rights organizations we've been speaking to tonight because min from refugees go through an extra layer of vetting and the u.s. government is actually reviewing that vetting as well so it's very complicated but clearly it's going to be very hard for a lot of people get to the united states i think there are two key aspects to this to conclude a number one is that this year the u.s.
is planning to bring in about fifty five thousand refugees president trump has already said that his administration plans to lower that to forty five thousand that would be the lowest in decades and the trump administration does say that they're doing this to protect the united states from acts of terrorism but again the fact remains that since one thousand nine hundred eighty one the u.s. put in place procedures to accept refugees there's not been one single case of a refugee admitted to the united states that has committed a serious act of terrorism in this country live for us from new york to get to others oh no thank you very much. ok let's stay in the u.s. in a rare case of party disunity two top republican members of congress have issued a blistering attack on the head of their party donald trump the dramatic a class comes with the senators comes as the president is trying to push forward his legislative agenda and we call quick reports from washington d.c.
his promise to repeal obamacare has failed money to build a border wall with mexico remains in question so hoping for a legislative victory donald trump on tuesday went to capitol hill seeking support from fellow republicans for some of the steepest tax cuts in a generation this will be the lowest rate in more than eighty years so this was just before leaving the white house he spoke to reporters to explain how his tax reform plan will ensure he's keeping a campaign promise to get americans back to work our plan can be summarized in three simple words jobs jobs jobs but what was supposed to be a serious day of policy discussion quickly devolved into a bitter fight with the governing republican party itself for months trump has been alienating some of the most senior members of his own party on tuesday it got even
more personal for two centers. senator bob corker who will leave the senate next year went on a blistering attack against trump before the president arrived on capitol hill i was one of those that hope that you know he would rise to the occasion as president and aspire to to lead our nation instead of dividing the worst of it is going to me just the whole the basing if you will of our nation's top reacted almost immediately tweeting multiple times lashing out at corker as a senator that couldn't get reelected not even for the position of dog catcher but it didn't end there late tuesday republican senator jeff flake announced he wouldn't run again in twenty eighteen delivering a second attack against romney on the senate floor we were not made great as a country by indulging in or even exulting our worst impulses turning against ourselves glorifying in the things that divide us and calling fake things true and
true things fake the white house denied the in-fighting is a distraction from the president's agenda the president he's a fighter we've said it many times before the people of this country didn't elect somebody to be weak they elected somebody to be strong and when he gets hit he's going to hit back in fact that's exactly what the president promised on the campaign trail to rid washington of establishment politicians he believes do not deliver for america's middle class can really help get al-jazeera washington passing legislation wasn't trump's only trouble on capitol hill a heckler showered him with tones and russian flags. the protest who was identified as ryan clayton leader of a group called americans take action which is pushing for trump to be impeached a special prosecutor is investigating claims of collusion between russia and the trump campaign. there are fears that violence in central african republic may turn
into genocide the u.n. secretary general antonio guterres is there as fighting between religious groups intensifies human rights activists say the u.n. is not doing enough to prosecute french soldiers and peacekeepers who've been accused of rape and sexual abuse and for many victims the wait for justice may never end reports. it was thirteen years old when her family took refuge by french military camp to escape the violence in her neighborhood. one of the soldiers to ask her to fetch some water inside the tent thinking she was safe she did as he asked to playing soldiers grabbed me they forced themselves inside of me i screamed they strangled me and covered my mouth when they were done and they let me go human rights organizations believe several children both boys and girls were raped by french soldiers who were there to protect them some were forced to have sex with dogs and even took pictures of the.
friends opened an investigation but prosecutors dropped the cases saying there was not enough evidence to charge the soldiers involved the french troops left in late two thousand and six. the violence and the displacement of people has intensified it's left to. bring back stability to this country. protecting the civilian population. but a un investigation revealed that some peacekeepers in central african republic are violating their mandate and sexually abusing girls. not her real name says she was gang raped by three congolese peacekeepers in june. i don't feel good i feel guilty i'm scared to talk about it i don't trust them anymore. human rights groups fear there are many cases of sexual abuse by soldiers that go unreported. the new secretary general says he has zero tolerance for abuse the u.n.
is investigating cases and putting measures in place to prevent this from happening again but so far no one has been arrested or charged if countries old denies ations that claim to defend human rights and rights of women on able to bring justice to the miss will bring irreversible damage and may break the trust people have in these organizations there's some comfort from it as from her father it's not your fault you're not to blame he says we love you some day we will get justice nicholas hawk. still ahead an al-jazeera downtown atlanta georgia and one of the creators of dr pleasure to be here today. thank you for joining us from. medical history in london virtual reality technology puts doctors from around the world into one operating room. i don't want in that climate change comes with a huge financial cost for future generations but how the details.
from dusky sunsets if it's pruning savannah. to sunrise atop an asian metropolis. welcome back across southern and eastern parts of china weather conditions are looking pretty good at the moment lots of sunshine around nice day in the hong kong temperatures in the upper twenty's simmers or temperatures and neuer in vietnam we have got some showers coming through in this flow into northern parts of the philippines certainly on to the eastern side of luzon manila probably not faring too badly with the recent sunshine at times across the rest of indo china we have a few showers for but generally it's an improved situation here heading into thursday again a few showers around but otherwise a largely fine picture across this region so let's head on down into southeastern parts of asia where we've got a line of precipitation really across parts of thailand south vietnam and cambodia
through towards the philippines further south is looking largely dry cross the island of borneo a few showers around but still a large c. drive as you move out through the night for both singapore and kuala lumpur the risk of showers is that well so i think both cities will get away with a little draw a bright weather into the monsoon still higher than areas so some showers are likely here chennai could see wanted to downpours but otherwise hyderabad is dry final way north towards delhi we expect a high here of thirty two degrees celsius. the weather sponsored by cattle. as we embrace new technologies rarely do we start to ask what is the price of this progress what happened was people started getting sick but there was a small group of people that began to think maybe this was related to the exposure and investigation reveals how even the smallest devices deadly environmental and
health we think ok will center you waste of time but we have to remember that air pollution traveling around death by design at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the u.s. is to accept refugees again but with tougher vetting measures the trumpet ministrations ended a ban on new or rivals but people from eleven countries regarded as high risk will be restricted to a case by case basis. donald trump and two top republican senators have clashed ahead of a meeting on tax reform the president's pushing for progress on his legislative agenda which has stalled in congress. the u.n.
secretary general has praised peacekeepers in central african republic who are struggling to contain violence between religious groups but human rights activists say the un isn't doing enough to address accusations that troops have sexually abused children. ok let's go back to our top story those new trumper travel restrictions. is the spokeswoman at the council on american islamic relations and she's joining us via skype from baltimore maryland thank you very much indeed for your time give us an indication just for context of please the kind of feelings that refugees have as they're going through this process to try to get into the u.s. . you know it's a very exhaustive effort just for them to be able to not only have to endure the circumstances that are forcing them to flee their homes but also have to go through this scrutiny of having to prove themselves being worthy of being resettled in
other countries including the united states and now with this talk of excessive vetting or its excesses scrutiny that's being you know waged on many of these refugees unfortunately for many muslim majority countries specifically it's ends a message that you know they can go through the most difficult of circumstances they can endure incredible hardships and still be faced with this blanket kind of suspicion that they have to prove that they're worthy of being resettled and they deserve to be safe and secure and it's just deeply problematic and we don't have all the details yet of what this these new searches well entailed but according to our correspondent give a elizondo who was talking to earlier they were are going to take a significant amount of time and they are going to require more information do you think that the refugees trying to come to the u.s. given the fact that they are actually refugees will be able to supply the information that the u.s. needs you know that's a target question because now are in it there are indications that many of these
refugees will have to prove or provide information dating back ten years so it is an unrealistic expectation i mean if we look at the statistics and the facts of the data that we have the trumpet ministration has been in office for nearly three hundred days now within that frame of time there have been ciro attacks claiming the lives of their own americans in the united states and yet we've had over twelve thousand americans who have killed one another in over forty five thousand incidents of which over two hundred sixty three were mass shootings we have a problem here in the united states that has nothing to do with refugees and i think scapegoating one of the most vulnerable communities amongst us by painting them with this broad. brush that somehow indicates that they are susceptible to committing acts of terrorism it shifts the attention away from the problem that we have era here at home and it casts an entire community that is already enduring incredible hardships whether this broad brush and. it's horrible to see many of the
refugee communities who were hoping to have some kind of resolution for their applications now back at the drawing board so to speak not sure what the future is going to hold for them. is in a spokeswoman the council of american islamic relations thank you very much for your time thank you. ma'am are among the have agreed to work together to repatriate hundreds of thousands of orange who fled violence and near most northern rock on the state well the six hundred thousand of caution crossed into bangladesh in the last two months but has flown slowly reports from young there's very little detail on how the repatriations will take place the end of one journey but the start of another struggle hundreds of thousands of rohingya refugees have been making their way to bangladesh since the myanmar military launched a brutal crackdown in august the rohingya say they had no choice but to leave.
we left our homeland because the people in rakhine were killing us. they took out hassle and burnt our houses so we have come here they're safe here but life in bangladesh is difficult the camps are overflowing people here are entirely dependent on the country and humanitarian agencies are feeling the strain bangladesh and myanmar have now taken the first step towards repatterning recent arrivals they've signed a memorandum of understanding but there's very little detail about how the process of returning rohingya to me and ma will take place. myanmar leader aung san suu kyi in an address to the nation last month said myanmar was ready to start a very for cation process following the same principles as the nine hundred ninety three agreement with bangladesh under that deal could return if they could prove their residency and had national identity cards or other relevant documents issued
by the authorities but the myanmar military still a very powerful institution here said in a statement that the verification process would also have to be in accordance with the nine hundred eighty two citizenship a law that's been used to deny citizenship to the radio. but after what they've lived through and many refugees have been given consistent accounts of murder rape at the hands of myanmar military and buddhist mobs many rahane you know will choose not to return to a country that seems intent on keeping them out florence. yangon a small port town in northern france has become the new departure point for refugees desperate to reach britain migrants have moved on to the area where strong tight security in the city of kali where the so-called jungle refugee camp was destroyed a year ago as natasha botho reports some locals aren't impressed with their new neighbors while others are welcoming them. an early morning ferry prepares to sail from the northern french port of we to england it's
a popular link across the channel but recently it's become a new route for some refugees to reach britain they try to climb on to trucks that are boarding at least ninety refugees mainly from sudan have arrived here in the past few months and then numbers are growing you know with a kid you know it's only like what you takes one year or ten to get to the u.k. we won't give up our dream. we sam is a small fishing town it was etched into history on d.-day when allied forces landed to liberate france in one thousand nine hundred forty four today it's facing a different struggle the mayor says many residents feel unsafe some local people are a fig thinking of not being in security and him also as the tricky question for us to deal with the migrants problem here in the city the refugees sleep outside often in fields or woods this is where about thirty refugees sleep each night you can see
some of their possessions on the ground his sleeping bags and clothes and there really is nothing here it's just a clearing in the forest and while some of them tell us is that the police come in the morning and tell them to move on good of all the police do is chase them from one street to another they chase them from the woods or from the port people don't want to see them walking in the streets but all human beings have a right to walk in the street. beyond. with winter approaching the hot food prepared by these volunteers as often they were in email adam who didn't want to show his face says he's a farmer who fled darfur two years ago that was the wars the government killers and our family are now the honestly. the only in darfur up to here is so hard i don't know we don't know what's going on if you what the england is really like us or the middle east. but opinion is divided in the town these
residents say they don't want the refugees on their doorstep. we can go out now the shops will close tourism will stop a house prices will go down we aren't safe from the county region look what happened there no one here knows how many refugees managed to cross to the u.k. but with cali now a heavily policed fortress new front lines such as this port are forming in northern france natasha al-jazeera. a two day conference is underway in sicily focusing on what's being described as the world's deadliest a migrant crossing the organization for security and cooperation in europe is trying to stop refugees crossing the mediterranean and overcrowded boats to get to europe around one hundred fifty thousand people have made the journey this year russia has blocked the un from extending an investigation into one of syria's deadliest chemical attacks at least eighty three people including children were
killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel held town of qana in northwestern syria in april u.n. war crimes investigators say they have evidence that syrian government forces were behind the attack. the u.s. senate has passed a discussed a recovery funding bill of over thirty six billion dollars large parts of the u.s. recover from hurricanes wildfires and floods and government watchdog says the cost of climate change is set to rocket the government accountability office estimates that by twenty fifty climate change could cost thirty five billion dollars a year and it's urging president trump to take action and he gallacher reports from miami. over the past few months the u.s. has witnessed the most powerful atlantic hurricane season in history hurricane harvey devastated parts of texas a few weeks later hurricane slammed into florida and the u.s. territory of puerto rico continues to make a slow recovery following hurricane maria scientists say these catastrophic events
like the ongoing wildfires in california and made worse by global warming calling for the government accountability office or g.a.o. over the past decade alone climate change has cost the u.s. government three hundred fifty billion dollars the figure set to rise dramatically in coming years all of the climate related of weather events that have happened over twenty seventeen have actually cost a billion dollars each and damages that was before hurricanes harvey and maria the report which took two years to complete paints a bleak picture of the environmental challenges ahead coastal flooding droughts and water shortages are just some of the issues highlighted by twenty fifty dealing with climate change could cost the u.s. thirty five billion dollars a year we need to reduce costs we need to look at these impacts and make sure that we as a nation are putting every resource into this or otherwise we really will be spending
trillions of dollars the report calls for the u.s. government to recognize the fiscal challenges climate change will bring the president trump has called global warming a hoax and the. the environmental protection agency is a climate change skeptic let me say to you science tells us that the climate is changing and then human activity in some manner impacts that change the ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact and what to do about it are subject to continued debate and dialogue and well it should be much of the report focuses on the financial cost of climate change but even if the most conservative predictions a true human cost is unimaginable here in miami millions have been spent dealing with rising ocean levels but environmentalist say floods storms and fires will become more frequent and more intense making climate change threat to millions of people and gallacher al-jazeera miami florida. i don't a national team of doctors has helped to carry out surgery on a woman in
a london hospital but only one of the medics was in the room at the time virtual reality technology means doctors around the world have been able to share the consultation as an embalmer reports it could soon become common practice. for men to the virtual space with my colleagues from around the world to discuss a case which is going on behind me in theatres some real time advice about the case preparing keyhole surgery on a patient in a london hospital and four surgeons are sharing their expertise but only one of them is actually here the others represented by blue avatars a colleagues in india in the us and us another london hospital they're all using the same type of virtual reality headset as the man leading the operation shafi ahmed joining for everybody i'm going to be patient record i'm going to just open up a what's called mental reality we can see things in that space so for example we can see the patients x.
ray and the kind of firings from endoscopy for example of that this is spend it with yeah in front of me actually pick them up and turn them around actually walk around the object that was actually. inflation i find it really adding to the interaction among things group individuals across the globe after the virtual consultation professor ahmed steam successfully remove a tumor from the patient an elderly woman and i agree with this lady need to stop it write him a collect me with the technology is clearly impressive and has major implications for the way surgery is carried out but this headset isn't cheap it costs around three thousand dollars the hope is that eventually it will be affordable around the world but it's going to come down to become cheaper and cheaper and accessible to everyone around the globe and that's the hope that we will have to make sure that we can share these technologies to make one a better place this head mounted next reality meeting as the new prince here
computing that over the next five or ten years is going to transform the world quite frankly in ways that the smartphone could never touch professor ahmed also hopes that this kind of technology will allow students in other countries to access first class training by a smartphone or computer and this is the right call and. al-jazeera. i note written by albert einstein and how to live a happy life as fact one point three million dollars had an auction in jerusalem that a bell prize winning scientist was on a lecture tour in japan ninety five years ago when he wrote the message and gave it took instead of a tip his advice a calm under modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness how true einstein is more famous for his theory of relativity than happiness.
this is al-jazeera these are the top stories the u.s. has to accept refugees again but with tougher vetting measures the top administration has ended a ban on new arrivals but people from eleven countries regarded as high risk will be restricted to a case by case basis these countries have yet to be named from new york ghetto elizondo has more on some of the new screening measures. refugees want to come to the u.s. will now need to provide even more information for not only themselves but family members as well addresses where they previously lived phone numbers email addresses as well dating back ten years and not just five years also and this is significant . applicants applying for refugee status and u.s. will now have all of their social media accounts scrutinized meanwhile donald trump and two top republican senators have clashed ahead of a meeting on tax reform the president is pushing for progress on his legislative
agenda which is stalled in congress one of the senators accused of dividing the nation. the u.n. secretary general has praised peacekeepers in the central african republic who are struggling to contain violence between religious groups but human rights activists say the un isn't doing enough to address accusations that troops have sexually abused children there. bangladesh have agreed to work together to repatriate hundreds of thousands of our hinges of violence in northern iraq and state more than six hundred thousand of crossed and crossed into bangladesh in the last two months. a two day conference is underway in still a focusing on what's being described as the world's deadliest migrant crossing the organization for security and cooperation in europe is trying to stop refugees crossing the mediterranean on overcrowded boats to get to europe around one hundred fifty thousand people have made the journey this year. russia has blocked the un
from extending an investigation into one of syria's deadliest chemical attacks at least eighty three people including children were killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel held town of qana in northwestern syria and those are the headlines more details on the website al jazeera dot com coming up next it's inside story five that. gets a warning from the u.s. do more to stop aiding. states rex tillerson is on his first visit to islamabad at a time when the u.s. is considering giving india a greater role.