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minutes a particularly cowardly act of terror eight dead in new york after a pickup truck plows into pedestrians and cyclists in lower manhattan. cattle earliest opposed president says that he's staying in brussels for safety of spain starts processing rebellion charges against him. lawyers for facebook twitter and google go before congress to explain how russia allegedly used them to influence the u.s. election plus. they are not going to get safety that's why i'm saying here a last minute lawsuit challenges the closure of a stray and run prison camp in papua new guinea refugees they're refusing to leave . u.s. president donald trump is vowing to step up so-called extreme vetting of foreigners after a truck was driven into cyclists and pedestrians in. new york eight people were
killed several others were injured in the incident which the police are treating as a terrorist attack the twenty nine year old suspect was shot at the scene in lower manhattan and taken to hospital the governments of argentina and belgium say that their nationals were among those killed. on the live at the scene. took us through what happened. yeah it's a little after ten p.m. here local time in new york city this incident happened after three p.m. local time on the busy streets here of lower manhattan as you can see i'm going to step out of frame for a second there are crime scene investigators still on scene in those white uniforms they're combing through the crime scene to try to gather as much evidence as a can on what caused a twenty nine year old man to drive his car and drive a rental car through a crowded bicycle path plowing through cyclists and pedestrians before
entering the street that you see there and being shot and wounded by police it was a day that ultimately the mayor of new york city called it a cowardly act of terrorism. a frightening sight of mangled bicycles after a deadly truck attack just blocks from the september eleventh memorial police say a man deliberately drove this rental truck into a bike path down cyclists and pedestrians causing multiple deaths and injuries every single running resort and running to. one side. according to authorities after striking the pedestrians and cyclists the truck traveled several blocks before crashing into a school bus with kids on board and i witnessed filmed this video moments after the crash he told us this is the suspect who fled the truck. maybe.
but when i heard the gunshot then i got scared police shot the suspect twenty nine year old male and took him into custody the suspect is reported to be safe. from uzbekistan authorities say the suspect made a statement when he got out of his truck those words are why officials are considering this an act of terror let me be clear to based on the information we have this moment this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them. now in terms of the suspect mr sipe of all we know is that apparently an immigrant from uzbekistan the police aren't saying anything more about him at this juncture now in terms of the eight people that were killed six of them died at the scene two
others were transported to a hospital and died later of the more than ten that are injured. they are in serious condition but not in life threatening condition now president donald trump has been tweeting several times about this is latest tweet late this evening read just ordered homeland security to step up our already extreme vetting program being politically correct is fine but not for this president trump tweeted a few minutes ago now in terms of this incident here the governor of new york has said that while this is being investigated as an act of terrorism they do not think there's any larger plot or threat to new york city at this time however the police commissioner said they're going to have extra police all over this city in the coming days just to be sure. many thanks gabriel elizondo there reporting live from lower manhattan. spain's top criminal court or someone cattle earliest opposed
leaders for questioning charged with rebellion sedition and breach of trust but it's not clear whether colors pushed him aunt will return to madrid for the hearing he says he's in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety that it cysts that he still catalonia is legitimate president andrew symonds reports from barcelona. carlos pushed him on is on the mission trying to get international support while at the same time justifying why he left his homeland after charges were filed against him by the spanish prosecutor i am not here to do in desirability he goes on. the abuse of. the people of europe. this is not a matter of the. mission of the. there's no relationship. i'm here. to act with freedom and safety. pushed him all says
he needs guarantees if he comes back and he wouldn't say how long he'll be away in the organization that's involved in all the big process session demonstrations the mood lifts a little i think it only makes sense that at least part of the government can remain operative outside the country because it would not be safe for them to stay in spain pushed him and spent a low profile weekend apart from a call for peaceful support then came the heat on monday with charges filed and he was nowhere to be seen when he emerged in belgium his supporters have a range of emotions from outright anger to dissent what's the mood like now and has pushed the mall's decision to go to brussels done damage personally i think. it did but it's something that we can only. analyze with time
if he hadn't speak today it has been it would have been a problem for us because you cannot do that on a friday then go out like have a weekend of and we don't know if we are a republic of we have we are still part of spain and he's missing christine and the thena has pavan secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed him all is right to leave the us consulate but. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the conflict both being seeing good to me initially we were this concerted but now we see it clearly but nothing is clear over what's in store for sacked ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanish from their offices there arrive for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still the g eight summit and drew simmons al-jazeera barcelona one hour from al-jazeera is hard to abdul hamid who is in barcelona. the judge
summoned carla and thirteen other members of regional government appear in court in madrid on thursday and friday now she did. didn't make the make the court appearance and she will issue an arrest warrant against him now bear in mind that on the same day in another court in the high court you have. of the. parliament and five other members who are jews here as well all of these people actually regardless of which. facing. charges of sedition rebellion embezzlement of public funds. to come on the program. must know stein's kenya's opposition leader calls for the results of the presidential rerun votes to be
a multi plus three it's not just me that you have it it's in the killing of an environmental activist in honduras. and later in sport paris sasha mann seal their spot in the last sixteen of the champions league final will be here with all the details. u.s. president donald trump has dismissed the importance of a former campaign aide who's been indicted in the russian inquiry branding him a liar on twitter george papadopoulos has admitted lying to the f.b.i. about his russian contacts it's the closest connection yet to a member of trump's election campaign being linked to moscow a white house correspondent kimberly helka reports. it is a white house claiming it has nothing to hide yet it is on the defensive with donald trump's former campaign manager paul man of course and his close associates
under house arrest awaiting their next court appearance the white house is working hard to distance itself from the third man but perhaps the most significant george papadopoulos you guys seem completely obsessed with this while there are a lot of other things happening around the country and frankly a lot of other things that people care a lot more about the former trump foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to f.b.i. investigators tuesday on twitter he was characterized by the president as being a liar and nothing more than a campaign volunteer but photographs released in march two thousand and sixteen by donald trump's own campaign show papadopoulos says association was not low level he's pictured at a national security meeting seated at the table with then candidate trump the same month in an interview with the washington post he. praise papadopoulos as a religion that you can so excellent as part of the special counsel's indictment
against papadopoulos he's listed as a proactive cooperator that suggests he's working with the f.b.i. gathering evidence in robert muller's collusion investigation he was working with the special counsel's office perhaps doing something like wearing a wire talking to other members of the trump campaign and that's the information that we can expect to see laid out in future indictments mahler's indictment states papadopoulos sent e-mails trying to set up meetings between a female russian national and members of the tribe campaign court documents suggest the goal was to gather information to harm tribes democratic opponent hillary clinton the twenty sixteen u.s. election the indictments against papadopoulos show that muller's team is working with otic lee to show that the trunk campaign at least entertained getting help from russia president trump has repeatedly denied colluding with russia in the lead
up to the election speaking at the white house he tried to focus attention on his tax reform agenda will dodging reporters' questions about the investigation. thank you i think you know the standard play from the political playbook the face of a crease scrutiny attempt to divert attention something increasingly difficult for the trump white house kimberley help get al-jazeera washington. russia's foreign minister has weighed in on the controversy labeling accusations that his country meddled in the election as fantasies busy in the world because. without a single piece of proof we are as you know being accused of meddling not only in the us election but also elections in european states recently there was an allegation that moscow decided the minister to do a point in south africa there is no limit to fantasy the lawyer for social media giant facebook has admitted that the company should have done more to pick up on
russian linked meddling in last year's u.s. election he was joined by representatives from twitter and google for questioning at a senate hearing into moscow's cyber influence on the vote she had returned he reports from washington. facebook now says it estimates that approximately one hundred twenty six million people may have seen content produced by a kremlin linked company at some point between twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen the foreign interference we saw is reprehensible that foreign actors hiding behind fake accounts abused our platform and other internet services to try to sow division and discord and to try to undermine the election. it's directly contrary to our values but facebook also says the russian content represents point zero zero four percent of news feed content in that period or approximately one out of every twenty three thousand articles in fact even as they emphasized the seriousness of
the issue all three companies say the content trace to the russians has been minuscule as a proportion of total content and much didn't reference the elections all the candidates nonetheless members of congress are urging action even as the goal of russian actors remains murky these ads are clearly intended to worsen racial tensions and possibly violence their goal is to divide us and discredit our democracy. that ability to influence is said to have been displayed at this rally after the election thousands gathered in new york to protest against donald trump it's alleged would be nice this black matter is us were linked to the russian internet company that was advertising on facebook as internet companies trying to understand what's happening and attempt to prove that they're taking the issue seriously they're already censoring posts focusing on race or social inequality because they're deemed divisive and anti-american and that has some concerned
various sites that tend to publish more kind of radical thoughts and have seen significant drops in their search traffic and obviously google has a monopoly on search and is that's responsible for the majority of the search traffic at the site so that is one indication that google's algorithmic updates tend to favor sites more like the washington post the new york times it's unclear what the russians who bought social media content were trying to achieve nor want if any effect that content had on last year's election but can't will now be needed that any reforms that are made in the name of u.s. democracy don't leave uses only with content that's been deemed accepted. will by silicon valley and members of congress. washington the u.s. says it will oppose a united nations vote criticizing its embargo on cuba the u.n. has passed the river resolution every year since nine hundred ninety two and the u.s. has voted against it every year except for last year when it abstained as relations
improved but that relationship is now strained president donald trump accuses the cuban government of being behind sonic attacks on u.s. diplomats in havana a court rulings due on a lawsuit challenging the closure of a stray and run offshore prison camp tensions running high at the facility on papua new guinea's mannus island with reports of looting by armed locals but around six hundred refugees are refusing to leave the facility they say they're scared of being attacked seanad palace reports. these refugees are desperate to stay inside a detention center that they fought to close our men. are safe maybe this is my last picture you you see here maybe not who knows our life is in deep danger. refugees was sent to the man asylum detention seem to by
a stray here four years ago holding pain until a permanent solution was found and a deterrent for those who might follow. the locals of help a new guinea were always hostile it was an attack in twenty four tane that left one refugee did the concept and conditions of men a silent who widely condemned finally according to the legal and a stray lee agreed to close the same to and pay refugees compensation. but as the facility was decommissioned and security forces left on tuesday refugees reported. yesterday and authorities all. adding these refugees essentially. and they have serious concerns for their safety on medicine and whether they may be are not so barricaded themselves into the same time. it's now a c h we water electricity and food supplies have been cut off.
the water tank is empty. as best i can tell we know it's good to die. but we are at the stage the asylum seekers were given alternative accommodation on the island but they said it isn't equipped to protect them from the locals they are not going to go as a safety guarantee that's why i'm saying here this is a crazy situation everybody has been screaming about wanted to get out of the place where we saw that we had a closet and moved them into a different facility. require those the refugees to go back to their country of origin and now they want life astray is government says the prison closure is a mass of a new guinea and yet papa new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and a hostile native population challenge ballasts al jazeera life out of sydney al jazeera sandra thomas is following the story from there andrew the center was
supposed to have closed on tuesday has it. it has officially it closed at five pm but the new guinea time on tuesday in fact the electricity wasn't cut sense until first thing wednesday but that's now been cut as well the sense of the prison is now closed officially but there are still six hundred men holed up inside the word c h was used in that report that you just saw and that's absolutely the right word these men are barricading themselves in and they're doing their best they can to survive without food without water without power and without dogs and this sounds perverse prisoners wanting gods but secondly refugees have said they want to believe this present for the best part of four years now demanding they be allowed to stay in it but they are fearful that if they leave the prison and go to the local town where australia says it's got dormitories are waiting for them there is no protection for them there many of their number have been attacked on day release in the last couple of years from that prison you
saw a child's report that that one refugee was killed inside the prison when the locals broke in back in twenty fourteen they're fearful for their safety so they do not want to leave and i think they are safer at the prison which is a few kilometers away from the town than they would be in the town itself where we've spoken some refugees first thing on wednesday they say there hasn't been any further looting since the looting that happened on tuesday so far locals have been coming in there doing their best survive by putting whealy bins out to collect rainwater they're going to drink that they have stockpiled food over the last few days when the prison was officially running and i think. i have a few days left of food there inside the center it's very difficult to get reliable information from outside and whenever we try and go to papua new guinea as journalists we are specifically told not to go to madison dobby's is all refused but we are a large and refugees who i've met in the past and i take their information as accurate but again i should be at it with we haven't seen this yet with our own eyes so what
a strange papua new guinea saying about this are they in agreement on the issue. they already told us and that is a crucial point australia's foreign minister went on the radio in australia on wednesday morning and she said that the refugees are exaggerating the safety concerns their own man aside and they should leave the prison which has now been officially closed and go to the alternative accommodation that has been provided in the local town but amnesty international who have a representative there on minus side inside that accommodation isn't finished yet there are three buildings only one of them is built and there's no way that the one that is built can possibly take all the refugees and i also share the refugees concerns about safety as well that's where australian government stands and australia's government says responsibility for closing the prison and what happens to the physical space that it occupies next is up to papua new guinea happen you guinea say no these refugees are australia's responsibility it sent them to madison it needs to deal with them there are reports in the past when you guinea and media
that we haven't you know it's verify independently as yet the pap and you get these government is working on a contingency plan to send in some civil services into that prison knowing that the situation cannot carry on as it is at the moment those people would be independent of australia who has run the present up to now be papua new guinea and so we haven't been able to independently verify that as yet at the moment as you say a safe situation and it's unclear quite what will happen to the refugees or how long this will go on. reporting live from so the answer many thanks. kenya's opposition leader raila odinga has called for the results of the presidential election rerun to be a lot president of work and he was declared the winner of the election was widely boycotted by opposition supporters kenyatta took ninety eight point two percent of the vote but the turnout was just below forty percent i think it made no mention of a legal challenge but warned that the election result will undermine the public's faith in democracy one hour from
a habit out in nairobi raila odinga says he will not accept the results of the rebound election that were released on monday evening and the president who are looking at or is in office illegally he says he has now embarked on what he calls a companion for electorate justice and he says he will i t.v. by calling on his supporters to come out and protest picket and court goods and services belong to companies of the president's family and also all the people allied to his dibley party this is what raila odinga had to say this election must not stunt if allowed to turn. complete mockery. of those. be the end of the vote as a means of instituting a government in kenya. little does drawing the public confidence in the vote.
turn out to vote in. the term and outcomes. comments will not come as any consolation to many kenyans who want to move forward and leave the whole process behind them it's been a long process we've been hearing these elections this year and it's been a process marked with violent protests. and threats to the electoral commission tough all these signs. on the brink and it promises to be longer process and more pain for one it continues with his uncompromising stand ten people six of them children have been killed in the shelling of several rebel held areas of syria one of the attacks in eastern hit a school the syrian observatory for human rights says that thirty people were injured it happened in one of the so-called deescalation zones which are backed by
russia turkey and iran well final session in the seventh round of talks aimed at ending syria's was taken place in kazakstan capital the meetings expected to call for a ceasefire between government forces and rebel groups for at least six months although previous agreements at a stand have been breached in iran can reports. the talks in a starter have concentrated on strengthening the deescalation zones in syria established in september those owns include it live province northern homes and parts of the border with jordan security in the zones has been guaranteed by russia and iran who backed the syrian regime and by turkey like the rebels that keeps the foreign powers firmly entrenched on the ground in syria but the charity international rescue committee is concerned that civilians have been forgotten or. the safety of civilians has not improved with the establishment of the so-called deescalation areas with so many armed groups not covered by cease fire agreements
we have even seen periods of increased aerial bombardment the idea that peace is somehow broken out in syria is far from the reality we see. civilians trapped in the area a pessimistic that the istana talks will change and. actually the entire us donna process is a failure it is nothing but empty promises we will do this we will do that all life . well that. the horse start a process is a failure many years have passed since the beginning of the revolution and nothing has changed to me the situation more i mean as it is the syrian opposition also claims civilians are being targeted the escalation earlier which are being breached by that or g.m. and iran on almost daily basis and russia's are going to and it's supposed to do something about that the deescalation zones are in place for another six months however that might get extended but what the
a stunt to talk seem to be proving is that russia is leading the charge however they are walking a tight rope between the international community and all the different syrian factions but they do seem to be backing syrian president bashar al assad it's not just the deescalation zones that are under discussion the syrian opposition wants a prisoner exchange but there's been no agreement on that so far u.n. backed talks are scheduled for geneva in late november imran khan al-jazeera the star. egypt's military says that it's made a successful targeted strike against eisler filiation fighters in the western desert region it says a large number of fighters were killed vehicles loaded with weapons ammunition and explosives were also destroyed at least sixteen policemen were killed in an ambush in the area just a week ago. we got a weather update next here on the news out then the fight against hepatitis doctors gather to attempt to eliminate the disease that kills one point three million people every year. trying to clear the air a warning from the u.n.
that more needs to be done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in sports south korea takes on the winter olympic torch organizers are hoping that interest in the event heats up. by the springtime flowers of amounted. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. fine and sunny for a good part of japan over the next couple of days the wetter weather is across the philippines. just storms here producing some very heavy downpours a possibility some flooding rains coming in the possibility of a tropical storm developing here as well as the case to the central and southern parts of vietnam you got one into wednesday through see the wetter weather continue across a good part of the philippines not
a little further north woods up towards taiwan before much of china has fired into hong kong at twenty nine degrees so you push further south across southeast asia and you can see quite clearly the two clutches of storms affecting the philippines and also affecting southern parts of vietnam very heavy rain coming through here over the last twenty four hours and again against the across the the next twenty four hours or so some big dance flows coming in from much of the philippines and also into vietnam we are going to see that when the weather continues to push its way further west with so even thailand also seeing some rather wet weather another little area of storms also affecting southern parts of india you can see this little circulation here has brought some flooding right into china over two hundred millimeters of rain recently and more heavy downpours to. the weather sponsored by. news has. but the message is simplistic and misinformation is rife listening provides
a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. very very wrong. tree. it is being analyzed it's being. measured by intelligence agencies are there to do things in secret that are unlawful or politically embarrassing all of the colleagues that i knew chose to retire from the n.s.a. leaker could not stand by and see all the work that they had done being used for mass surveillance digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera.
it is good to have you with us adrian for going to here in doha with the news after about zero our top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump is vowing to step up so-called extreme vetting of foreigners after a truck was driven into cyclists and pedestrians in new york eight people were killed several others were injured in the incident which the police are treating as a terrorist attack. spain's top criminal court are some of the cattle earliest opposed leaders for questioning following the region's declaration of independence from a catalan president. to mount says that he's staying in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety. and facebook has admitted that it should have done more to pick up on russia linked meddling in last year's u.s.
election twitter and google representatives also told a senate hearing that they'd found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence. a summits underway in argentina that's aiming to eliminate viral hepatitis the disease kills more than one point three million people worldwide each year that's more than all other chronic illnesses combined include. hiv malaria and tuberculosis. reports. they've all recovered from hepatitis c. they are relieved and grateful and want to pass on their experiences to help in the fight against the disease their group when a vidoe good life meets frequently in one of cyrus to help new sufferers and raise awareness. principle am is to give information the patient arrives with little knowledge and is shocked after being diagnosed with a chronic illness the patient thinks they're going to die so we start to tell them
what is happening and why hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver tissue some have no early symptoms while others develop jaundice and suffer vomiting tartness and abdominal pain that may be temporary or long term. had to liver transplants. the virus returned four months after the second transplant and put the liver at risk the truth is i didn't have much hope but thank god i was given this new treatment and it cured me pretty much one hundred percent just. after thirteen years with the disease he's now healthy the whole group watching developments in cell paolo with interest hepatitis is a global problem but the solution is also global each country with its own characteristics coming together in the south to share their experiences in the fight to eliminate the disease by twenty thirty argentina was one of the few countries to have a national program to fight the disease scientists and health experts work with
governments and civic society for the sufferers a model the world health organization and world hepatitis alliance is keen to promote in sao paolo. by the hepatitis point of view we had a lot of tools to get that contre we have back things four of the viruses already has a vaccine nowadays and also this innovation with the treatment with the new o'donnell and vitals that are so effective in control infection and even if we talk about about i.d.c. the cure. the target at the summit is to focus on the fight to eliminate birol hepatitis by twenty thirty the challenge to raise awareness raise the funding the sure the all the working together against the disease but no one should have to suffer from. dr mark douglas an
infectious diseases specialist at the university of city's medical school he joins us now live from the doctor the one thing that our report didn't say was how this virus is a quiet and what people can do to protect themselves. thank you for inviting me on a train i think it's important we're talking about hepatitis and there are two quite different viruses hepatitis b. and hepatitis c. they're both spread by blood contact mainly for hepatitis b. the most important grade is when people actually acquire it as a baby from their mother and mother may not know that have they got the infection and it's a very high rate of transmission so it's really important that the baby is vaccinated within twenty four hours of birth and that can reduce the transmission rate very dramatically and the other important thing with the baby catch is that when they're born they've got over ninety percent chance of having chronic hepatitis b. i.e. for life if they catch it later it's much much lower than five percent so really
for hepatitis the bay the case to be i don't be giving universal vaccination to babies the. study is to say it's quite different it's spread by blood it's very. different it's mainly spread by blood. blood so you know it's important to really to screen blood products have good infection control in hospitals but one of the difficult things is to be getting good needle syringe exchange programs in the community because people who are often the people the transmitted in the community that's very important. is leading the world in the treatment of hepatitis in the prevention of it why is that what is australia doing right. well i guess. as with many countries we've managed to have vaccination since two thousand which is great but the really big change has been hypnotized to see we've got these fabulous new drugs in the last year or two that have really revolutionized treatment and a strain you took the bold step of really the government put
a lot of money out there to fund treatment and fortunate to be the first country in the world to have universal access so basically anyone with a tie to say since march last year can get access to treatment and that's meant that in the last year twelve months we treated over thirty thousand people compared to about two thousand a year before that which is about fifteen percent of people in australia were treated so i think particularly as many of the paper with hepatitis a can't afford treatment themselves it's really important to have an organized system to make it available for them market and i think it's fortunate these drugs this vaccinations affordable. hepatitis b. vaccine is very affordable the drugs they have to tie to say drugs are much more expensive . but they are very good drugs they give more than ninety five percent cure rate with one pill a day for twelve weeks with hepatitis c. and that's cure that's not control so it's a one off treatment so although they're expensive it's actually cost effective in
the long term because the cost of looking after the complications in the liver transplants and the liver failure is astronomical so if we can get out and trade people before they get liver disease we're actually saving money in the long term as well as improving everybody's health the world health organization global appetite to stress that it wants to reduce hepatitis related deaths by sixty five percent by the year twenty thirty. a realistic target do you think what needs to be done to achieve it. look i think i think it's an ambitious but better realistic target as i said for hepatitis b. i think we need to really build on. which is now out there in most countries but make it more broadly available and then identify the people who've got hepatitis b. and then treat them it's very effective very very cheap treatments for hepatitis b. which control they don't cure the infection but they control the disease and stop people getting the complications so that's the way to reduce hepatitis b.
hepatitis c. is really about getting funding for the new drugs i think in different countries and also to identify people in australia we're fortunate we know about eighty percent of the people with hepatitis c. or more many countries it's not nine so i think we need to have funding for good diagnostic tests and being able to get into the community and found that twenty five hate when they trade the drugs have been expensive but the costs are coming down dramatically so i think with a coordinated effort it's certainly achievable but really good story thanks steve for being with us dr mark douglas there in sydney. thank you. you're welcome thank a team of lawyers has new evidence on the death of an environmental activist in honduras it's claimed that phone records prove. this was the target of a murder plot john heilemann reports from mexico city. to cassidy's one international rescue mission to leading the length people in. the hydroelectric
plant learned by company. to attack a river that has life the has i think it signifies life for me that's worth more than the pain of this. she was killed more than one hundred other activists since two thousand and ten what's become the deadliest country in the world for environment defenders really was the case became emblematic of that violent punitive five international lawyers took it up now they have new phone record evidence on how killing. the myrrh. burdick a sarah's was not a spontaneous act it is a result of careful planning in which top executives and company are linked. their report says that also use surveillance threats and contract killing to eliminate opposition from villages and activists to be our. project in
a statement twelve zero the company denied all wrongdoing and indicated that the investigation was politically motivated it said i was totally on involved in any act of violence in the project in every instance according to honduran law the project is totally orientated towards generating jobs and developing opportunities for communities and we have respect to the environment the company said. according to human rights groups mega projects sponsored by hindu in business and political elites regularly ride roughshod over the rights of poor locals it with what we've found is that communities have been invaded by these projects and that it's the companies that are creating conditions for violence against communities. the report also says the honduran security forces failed to protect cassidy's despite years of death threats. after her murder eight men were arrested but
authorities have yet to get to those who ordered the killing and have withheld information from the independent investigation according to the five lawyers for the honduran attorney general's office didn't respond to our desires requests for comment john home of. mexico city. the u.n. is warning that the paris climate change agreement is in jeopardy if countries don't act to cap rising global temperatures its environment program says that more must be done to me greenhouse gas emissions targets its latest report criticizes the construction of coal power plants in developing countries it's been released ahead of a crucial climate meeting in germany next week which aims to inject new momentum to the paris accord. they got report we are launching today clearly shows that the paris agreement is faltering and without a strong commitment to action by all governments we can revel what we so long to
achieve should the united states follow through with state in danger and to paris agreement on twenty twenty the picture could become even bleaker at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan so the fence ministry says that at least fifteen others were injured in the suicide attack. christian worshipers a marking five hundred years since the reformation the religious revolution that created the protestant church service was held in the german town of the bug where in fifteen seventeen martin luther is said to have nailed a list challenging the catholic church that a vote led to a split with the church decades of war and change the face of christianity in her address german chancellor angela merkel called for freedom and tolerance and i going in on. today we are experiencing the fact that everywhere in the world where religious freedom is not accepted there are overall negative consequences for that
society so history teaches us how important it is to remember that freedom of religion and tolerance have always been intertwined and that means in concrete terms that even if certain beliefs contradict one's own it is necessary to understand that there are of integrity importance to others so each person must be able to live according to their beliefs without living in fear of discrimination. al-jazeera media network is celebrating its twenty first anniversary on wednesday while remaining in the crosshairs of the gulf diplomatic crisis the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt led by saudi arabia accuse cast of supporting terrorism charges that doha strongly denies among a long list of demands the group wants al jazeera shut down reports. that. since its first broadcast in one thousand nine hundred six al-jazeera has attracted millions of viewers around the world. it's reports and breaking news
keeping the public informed but it hasn't always been easy the network has come under attack throughout the past two decades its offices in kabul baghdad and gaza have been bombed its journalists have been killed and others imprisoned two thousand and seventeen has been no different in egypt mahmoud has seen remains in jail more than three hundred days after his arrest simply for being a journalist and with no international law to properly protect journalists or punish those who target them it seems repressive governments have become emboldened in their attempts to suppress press freedom in june egypt saudi arabia the united arab emirates and behind laid siege to qatar one of their demands in order to lift the blockade is that doha shuts down the al-jazeera network the aim to quash media freedom in the middle east qatar has rejected that demand insisting that it's the duty of the government to protect face acumen rights as in trying by the geneva convention including the right to information when you tell me to close
a channel like al-jazeera history were right one day and fifty or sixty seventy years how it changed the whole idea of free speech in the region israel truly has joined the attack on press freedom unhappy its coverage of illegal settlement expansions and the killing of civilians as reported by israeli human rights groups such as. i'm going to request from the government press office to revoke the press cards of al-jazeera network reporters who are operating in israel i've spoken to the cable and satellite companies that expressed willingness from their end to consider going dark on al-jazeera broadcasting cables and satellite but as al-jazeera marks its twenty first anniversary the message from its management is clear a commitment to its viewers that regardless of the challenges the network will continue to be the voice of the voiceless we're not going anywhere we are consistent in our journalism we produce quality journalist. we cover the world all stories wherever
they're happening all over the world and we're going to carry on doing that we've won international awards rajon this and we stand by the quality and the integrity of our journalism and we're not going to be bullet we're not going to be censored we're not going to be intimidated and we're going to carry on our work this newsroom has transformed the media landscape the world over but that's come as a price many of the people here have friends or colleagues who have sacrificed a great deal for what they consider to be sacrosanct that is the right for people to be informed by the message from journalists here is clear regardless of the continued campaign against al jazeera as and that's work as an idea cannot be shut down. just ahead in the sport south africa looks set to host the rugby world cup for the first time since one thousand nine hundred five far as the details next.
and again former u.s. president barack obama has kicked off a two day leadership summit in his hometown chicago he's addressed five hundred young people at the event which is the first to be run by his foundation but as john hendren reports presidential foundations have something of a checkered history. president obama is writing the first chapter in his post-presidential legacy was born in kenya. it's a joke in the city where he came to public prominent his new foundation is holding its first summit before the first brick has been laid on the barack obama
presidential library so this is a big brainstorming session this is a big ask a fun bit this is an experiment in us trying to have a. collective conversation its mission to offer the first digital u.s. presidential library and an incubator for progressive leaders he sees his impact as a private citizen as potentially being much bigger than when he was president it is really going to be what describes as a dynamic space for civic engagement so there will be classrooms there will be athletic facilities if it's like other presidential foundations there will be an effort to burnish the legacy of the former commander in chief the nixon library has been criticized to whitewash a lot of the reagan library for bloated excess and the clinton foundation for lining up lucrative speeches and raising a staggering two billion dollars from sometimes controversy on foreign sources. the
presidential libraries act was passed in one nine hundred fifty five after president truman retired nearly penniless but recently the foundations that host these libraries have been criticized for creating monuments to partisanship cash cows that line up lucrative speaking fees and lure donations from controversial countries as president obama holds his first summit here in chicago his foundation says it is spiers to do something more that's supposed to spur economic development on the south side of chicago it's supposed to solve problems of the world by bringing together both the leaders and people who would like to learn community organizing foundations of raise money for laudable causes jimmy carter for peace initiatives and the clintons for thirty five hundred projects in one hundred eighty countries they've saved by i think fair minded estimates tens of thousands if not maybe even millions of lives for public health interventions in africa and elsewhere. but sure some of the sources of funds i think were
you know tainted with the debut event the obama foundation is aiming for historical impact with out anything goes reputation john hendren al jazeera chicago time now for the sports his far off. thanks very much we begin with football and french side p.s.g. are through to the last sixteen of the champions league the belgian side five nil at home to maintain their perfect group b. record olds from mark overawed neymar and a hat trick from levying was secure in their progression to the knockout rounds english indians chelsea were stunning three no. he scored twice for the serious side while diego perotti added a third to rome i now take over as group c. leaders chelsea slip a point back to second elsewhere german champions byron munich beat celtic two one in their group b. clash to advance to the knockout round spanish giants barcelona were held to
a goal with draw at olympiakos postponing their passage to the last sixteen and manchester united close in on the spot in the next round they beat portugal's benfica two no adult trafford. england's victorious under seventeen football team have returned home after their world cup win in india england beat spain five two in the final to cap an incredible year for the country's german junior teams england also won the under twenty world cup and the under nineteen european championships by contrast to senior team has become famous for underachievement having failed to win a major title in more than fifty years it's just a great opportunity for me. you think it's like for you to know that you're in the twenty one world cup nineties with your us we've obviously worked with as well so you have a future that so. earlier i spoke to matthew white house author of the book the way forward solutions to england's football failings he says despite their success
there is no guarantee young players will get the chance to play in top level teams in england the english premier league unfortunately is a little bit more owned by people who want exactly english so they're going to look for the best players more so than producing young players also the money in the league doesn't really need you to bring young players through so there is a big problem because what we have that is young players with the potential to play and the quality to play on get the opportunities to do they need to go to other leagues of the top leagues to progress you look at young players who come through the league in the belgian league and then progress into the top leagues maybe our young players need to do more of that but i think important for our formulates we embrace the young players we've got and success on the international stage like we've seen this summer it really will force clubs in order to use these players they clearly are quality players there's no excuses without now so i think it's important those players now given the chances in order to progress into first team level south africa is almost certain to host the two thousand and twenty three rugby world cup after a recommendation of the sport's governing body the decision is likely to be
confirmed at a vote in mid november south africa has outflanked ireland and france to move ahead in the bidding race it last stage the event in one thousand nine hundred five and will use some of the stadium is built for the two thousand and ten football world cup. i want to. know. if the man. who is. very strong. four time olympic champion mo farah has ended his partnership with controversial coach alberto salazar for a has been based in the united states but will now return to his home in the u.k. as he focuses on a marathon rather than truck success far as says his decision is unrelated to the ongoing u.s. anti-doping investigation into the cuban coach salazar has always denied any wrongdoing and fara has given him an wavering support. because.
of the project i want to go to the project and i. yes i'm coming but money coach is going to be governor locke. so they're excited to start new projects new start up tennis now and the two thousand and twelve champion davidge for has been knocked out in the first round of the paris masters the spaniard suffered a straight sets loss at the hands of frenchman ager and man a rino six two six four was the final score next up from our near reno is a second round tie against a david gough and a belgian. as god his revenge over russia's karen couch nobs one of us had a loss to catch the barcelona open in april but this time was able to force a win to reach the second round paris six four six two with. next year's winter olympics have moved a symbolic step closer at a time when south korean organizers are still struggling to sell tickets the
olympic torch has been officially handed over to the young chang organizing committee in the greek capital of athens where the ancient games began only thirty percent of the tickets have been sold so far. and that's all you sport for now more later. many thanks here to update you next. the sky why should be no borders up here. only horizons. as an airline we don't believe in boundaries we believe in bringing people together the world's better that way. it is a right for all of us to go where we need to go to feel with things we want to fail . to see the people we want to see. that's why we'll continue to fly the skies
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