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on the charge sheet filed by spain's chief prosecutor. the prosecution has filed several charges for rebellion addition and embezzlement against the main political leaders of the catalan regional government with their actions and decisions over the past two years have caused an institutional crisis that resulted in the unilateral declaration of independence this was carried out without observing and ignoring our constitution these charges are the worst case scenario for the sat catalan leaders sedition carries a maximum of fifteen years in jail and rebellion a maximum of thirty years. some ministers braved it out by appearing for work then being asked by police to leave one was defiant. we will continue. later came separate meetings of both parties that were in the government coalition and they both agreed to take part in the elections called by the spanish government
for december more twists and turns in a crisis with so many dimensions and now the threat of jail hanging over politicians who declared a republic but now want to stand in the elections and do simmons al-jazeera parsimony. is in the catalan capital barcelona for us so we're expecting her that he's going to speak that the deposed catalan leader is going to speak in brussels within the hour what should we be watching out for him to say. we haven't heard of him since the article one hundred five was triggered last friday that was shortly after his the collaboration of independence. the only thing we've seen of him ever since was a picture. of him in his hometown of. a lot of speculation.
could be asking for political asylum even though at this point. here. still hasn't spoken out against. a fugitive from spain at this point of the day however that could change very soon because just a few moments ago we heard from the. charge six people on the list of twenty. of the parliament and five other members of the now dissolved regional parliament we could also hear his position on the upcoming elections twenty first we heard from senior members of his party saying that they will actually take part in those elections and probably i think many of his supporters would like to know how come he was not here.
to. announce some did not happen. there's been a lot for the catalan street to take in in the last twenty four hours how of squares like the one behind you've been digesting all of these developments. when i've been asking that question ever i come across many people i simply speechless don't know what to make of it yesterday monday morning this square behind me was the focal point really everybody was anticipating what will happen they were expecting to mourn and the rest of his cabinet. rebuilding go to their offices there was police outside and people were speculating that they would be some sort of confrontation going on they were even speculating that the police will go in and bring them out none of that happened not only here but also in other
regional ministries buildings across the city so. civil resistance peaceful civil resistance not materialized certainly not that the leadership level . supporters are pretty shocked and i think they will be watching that press conference to understand what is going on at this stage right. from barcelona now sources close to renegade libyan general however have to say forces loyal to him carried out air strikes on the city of killing at least sixteen before strikes last about an hour on monday night most of the victims were women forces loyal to have to have besieged for more than a year. has more from tripoli. around sixteen people have been killed including seven women and seven children in the eastern city of daraa after
a. civilian populated area has been targeted by. now the security supervisor in the eastern city of that now says that i witnesses in the eastern libya said that they saw egyptian warplanes flying over the bordering area between egypt and libya immediately before the airstrikes took place now some sources belonging to the negate general head of the have said forces loyal to negate general credit for have to are behind the. attacks now the main hospital which is a horatio hospital in the eastern city of that is this this but it only short of medical workers medical equipment and medications now they tried to transfer their twenty five one hundred people in ambulances outside of the city to get treated in neighboring cities but the forces loyal to engage in the city to have that have been laying siege over the city for over
a year now prevented the ambulances from getting out of the city we understand that this is a civilian area this strict is a civilian populated area and it's so far from any military existence. lots more still ahead on al-jazeera including cambodia's opposition leader goes on trial amid a crackdown on dissent. and we look at some of britain's best buildings as their architects five of the u.k.'s most prestigious industry awards. welcome back as we look at the weather across northeastern parts of asia you see a big circulation of low pressure that's moving away so that doesn't concern us now we have got one frontal system across northern parts of china and into the far east of russia but further south for much of the korean peninsula and japan we're
sitting under an area of high pressure so it's looking fine and pleasant through the course of wednesday temps eighteen nineteen degrees as we head into thursday we've got to the risk of some rain maybe approaching southern islands later on the day but i think tokyo will stay dry dry for seoul too with highs of eighteen for beijing it should be close enough again with a temperature of eighteen degrees twenty four in shanghai further south we've got rusty fine conditions across many parts of southern and eastern china with hong kong that twenty eight degrees you can see that the area of low pressure developing across the philippines and bringing some rain into manila but it's looking fine for much of vietnam there noise sunshine and twenty nine fine too across some b.m.r. we've lost most of the sheraton pretty at the moment so into southeastern parts of asia philippines looking pretty wet at the moment for the south into borneo some showers for teaching java should be dry with some sunshine at times want to showers likely for singapore in kuala lumpur with highs of thirty.
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you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now there are widespread reports of locals looting in australian run prison camp a man a silent in papua new guinea six hundred refugees are inside and refusing to leave israel and government has been forced to close the facility by papua new guinea's supreme court. deposed president carlos fused them all as met lawyers in belgium after spain's chief prosecutor saw charges against him and other leaders of the region secession vote they could face thirty years in prison if convicted of rebellion sedition and embezzle money. sources close to renegade libyan general hurley for half the forces loyal to him carried out the airstrikes and severe know which killed sixteen people most of the victims were women forces want to have to have the siege for more than a year. a former advisor to u.s. president donald trump has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i.
about his contacts with a legit middleman for russia the white house says charges against george proper the oval office and to all the former advisers to trump's campaign are irrelevant the white house says the case for fails to show it was collusion with russia to influence the election moscow is once again said the allegations made against it are refined to see our white house correspondent kimberly halkett reports. from do solemnly swear donald trump has been in office less than a year but this is perhaps the most significant day of his presidency so far on monday two of his former associates avoided handcuffs and turned themselves into the authorities in washington the first is paul mann afford the former chair of donald trump's presidential election campaign the other is rick gates a longtime business associate of matter forts and worked with the white house until
march both men appeared in court pleading not guilty to a dozen charges they include conspiracy against the united states also to launder money acting as an agent for a foreign principal providing false statements to investigators and failure to report foreign bank accounts. there is no evidence that mr mann a fort with a trunk campaign colluded with the russian government the announcement which caught many off guard that a third person tied to the truck campaign george papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the f.b.i. that was over the timing of his meetings with alleged go betweens for russia he is now cooperating with the special investigation led by robert muller as with paul mann afforded rick gates the white house is pushing back diminishing the role of papadopoulos as a foreign policy adviser this individual was the member of
a volunteer advisory council them at one time over the course of a year and he was part of a list that risk read out in the washington post and hardly call that some sort of regular adviser however it's the case of paul manna for which is getting the most attention the indictments paint the picture of a man living a lavish lifestyle when f.b.i. agents raided his home they even photographed his suits as evidence of money laundering more than seventy five million a form payments through offshore bank accounts on twitter trump reacted to the arrests he has repeatedly called the investigation into ties between his two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign and russia a witch hunt by political adversaries and the media without offering any evidence the white house says it expects the russia probe to wrap up soon and while the indictment states man a fourth charges involve actions from twenty sixteen on twitter trump contradicted
the claim arguing the charges against man a fort emanate from actions taken before chairing trumps presidential bid trump again stated there was no collusion between his campaign and russia metaphor its lawyer calls the charges ridiculous and on capitol hill top u.s. senators are also issuing statements about the indictments claiming it is proof the justice process is working kimberly help hit al-jazeera washington. paul manifolds lawyer says there's no evidence his client colluded with russia well i think you all saw it today the president donald trump was correct there is no evidence that mr mann of port of the trump campaign colluded with the russian government this command of foreign represented pro european union campaigns for the ukraine. and in that he was seeking to further
democracy and to help ukraine come closer to the united states and the e.u. . john nichols is national affairs correspondent in the liberal weekly magazine the nation he says it's the indictment against george papadopoulos that could be the most politically damaging i think papadopoulos is the bigger story by any measure and that is because well man ford is a known figure. and certainly he has been hit with a lot of very major charges along with gates it's papadopoulos who has acknowledged lying to the f.b.i. and that acknowledgement appears if we believe what we're being told to relate to efforts to connect the truck campaign to the russians and so suddenly and very unexpectedly we have evidence that the mueller investigation has gone much further much deeper into the truck campaign and much deeper into the most challenging
issues for the truck campaign that i think most people expected what hit today it was much bigger than than just one indictment coming down the combination of the man of four gates indictments twelve indictments a very major issues and the papadopoulos indictment or actually acknowledgment of the admission of wrongdoing and a conviction that's that's something that has caused republicans in congress to back off i think a lot of republican media folks to kind of pause for a moment and the word for the white house is that this day is really sort of not the white house back on its feet there they're struggling to figure out you know how to respond and what their approach will be from here on out so i'm not sure that they feel the confidence that they felt a few days ago that they could see they could ride this up a clean up of a contaminated fishing community nigeria has finally started almost ten years off the two oil spills shells fifty five year old pipeline ruptured and spilled
millions of liters of crude oil i might address from poets from the nine developed a. jot of the most hated man gross one piece being prepared for restoration in nigeria's delta. this used to be the breeding ground for fish and other marine creatures for months now these workers have been clearing sludge and other contaminants it's about trying to mop up that oil which is which is free within the environment within the mangroves on the water but i think more important than that phase one is about quantifying and designing the more robust phase two cleanup which will be about physically agitating cleaning flushing and where necessary exit to treatment of the sediments mike was part of the united nations environment team that reported on the extent of the pollution progress is slow
after moving to top soil and the debris workers try to wash the oil from the mud and riverbed then the potent oil is from by the booms installed right over there as the oil float the process will then move up river this needs to be defeated in some four thousand factors of mongrel swarm in bordeaux one of the worst affected communities in the oil rich niger delta. without a focus on cleaning or restoring only one thousand hectares in bordeaux after four years of difficult engagement with the local community we have to break down those barriers and walls. you know people just didn't trust each other and a lengthy process finally finally finally with lots of ups and downs years of inaction by all companies and government in addition to more spills only made the devastation worse but the bigger cleanup is still at the planning stage and those
who fought for it aren't entirely excited by the current work. like. that would be known. it's optional operational going to land without first addressing the legit to make demands of what people. are going to be you know rights so if you ask me what i do going to be i would tell you no but shall try strongly these concerns there's a clear determination to make this work the impact to a clean up is not just from the spews we're talking about there's been lots of illegal activities around us because you know and all that and there's also one of the biggest concerns we have the illegal activities he's talking about include some of the pipelines and the theft of oil and that is still happening i mean i would use the border in nigeria's delta a pretrial hearing on the detention of cambodia's opposition leader kim sarkar has taken place so k.
is charged with treason accused of collaborating with the us to overthrow the ruling party if convicted he faces up to thirty years in prison when hayes in the capital numb pen. another court date passes and another no show from kim so the leader of the main opposition party in cambodia the cambodia national rescue party he wanted to be here but again has been told that he didn't need to be that his lawyers could answer the questions on his behalf as they seek to end his pretrial detention again this happened last month as well when they tried to end his detention but at that time he was told that he didn't need to leave prison because they were concerned about his safety this time again they have said that his lawyers could speak on his behalf the opposition and critics of the government say this has nothing to do with the law this is really about politics it's about the governments led by the prime minister hussein who's been in power for more than
thirty years wanting to stamp out any credible opposition and they say that he is afraid of losing the general election in july next year and this is not an isolated case the previous leader of the c.n.r. peace sam rainsy is in exile avoiding a jail term for defamation and now the government has asked the courts to completely dissolve the opposition party to that court case is due to start on the sixteenth of november. six finalists are vying for the most for the u.k.'s most prestigious architecture award every year the royal institute of architects stirling prize recognizes the building that's made the greatest contribution to the evolution of the craft of photography studio pier and the low cost housing development or amongst the shortlisted buildings and the to take a look behind it all steel looking for saddam west london hides a cool calm space sparse concrete walls stand alongside courtyard gardens it could
be japan or a monastery perhaps. there are work office and private spaces designed for one of the world's most famous fashion photographers you can tell and i mainly was really looking for a space where i could think in breeze so it's like my on the wall factory kind of space you know where things happen here and i don't have to have to leave much in it's wonderful and it's green and it's it's much better than i ever could have wished for this tranquil building confidently and playfully answers some of the biggest challenges the architects face in a city like london how to maximize space and light. it was about making three separate. from public to private and interest. and you'd have sidelights. and you have top that it was a top for studio and the whole site. the buildings the judge for originality
sustainability and also how much they enrich the world around them the baseline is the quality of architecture must be absolutely excellent and in terms of defining what quality architecture is we need to be very clear that it is a contribution that contributes to the well being of society public buildings including appear on the south coast of england and private houses are being judged side by side this apartment block in north london uses simple sustainable materials brick straw and vast amounts of wood fire resistant would that is its cost effective good for profit driven property developers and good for buyers but is it good to live in tender ages and has a pattern or so the more you knock it that's part of the aging process or the lessons that we've learnt is sometimes if you do it with less then the aesthetic
actually sometimes is a bit more pleasing the finalists have already made their mark on the british landscape but only one will define pretty shark attack actual history neve back al-jazeera london. all right taking you now live to brussels where we are about to hear from carlos. the deposed leader of catalonia what we're looking at right now is external shots from the brussels press club as well obviously the reporters have gathered they had announced in advance. they would be hearing from him he is scheduled to talk to obviously address what's happened in the last twenty four hours just to bring you up to speed with what has indeed happened in the last twenty four hours we've had
spain's director of public prosecutions come out yesterday and announce charges against some of the leaders deposed leaders of catalonia including. members of parliament he mentioned would also be facing a number of charges but we're still waiting for those charges of course to be finalized for the court's respective courts to issue official charges and approve the request for charges and of course then for official issuance of those charges to be made relevant to named specific persons which hasn't happened so far . i do believe we have standing by for us david chaytor our correspondent he's. watching all of this as all of us are and david what are we expecting who is demand to address right now.
and just let you know he has arrived here a little while we don't know yet whether he's with the other five members of the cabinet in exile we do expect that he will be talking about the issue of whether he's going to apply for asylum here he did one of his first contact with he came here yesterday was were pulled back up who is a lawyer who specializes in cases of extradition and asylum and dealt with the past because separate movement back in twenty ten through got thirty years of experience in these issues but at the moment as you said before the supreme court is just me. hearing now in madrid deciding exactly what action to take at the moment the catalan leader is not a fugitive there are no noble proceedings on extradition yet nothing has been received by belgium but no doubt he has prepared the ground legally to walk his