tv NEWS LIVE - 30 Al Jazeera November 1, 2017 6:00am-6:34am AST
in the global conversation at this time on al jazeera al-jazeera recounts the shocking story of the assassination of count folk abene dot. tossed by the security council to mediate between arabs and israelis. his death would prove one of the darkest days in the quest for peace in the middle east. killing the count at this time on al-jazeera. a particularly cowardly act of terror eight people are dead in new york after a truck plows into pedestrians and cyclists in lower manhattan.
down in jordan this is al jazeera live from doha coming up. minister returns home from belgium to chance of traitor by protesters. security forces plan to storm an australia run prison camp but refugees are refusing to leave. and the fight against hepatitis doctors gather to eliminate the disease that kills one point three million people every year. yes president donald trump is 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 five of them from argentina several others were injured in the incident was a police treating as a terrorist attack the twenty nine year old suspect was shot at the scene and manhattan and taken to hospital. as the latest. 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 mowing down cyclists and pedestrians causing multiple deaths and injuries ever instead of running the resort. according to authorities there 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 when that. 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 at 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 the governor is calling on new yorkers to carry on with their lives we felt the pain before we feel the pain today. but we go forward together and we go forward stronger than ever well it's being investigated it's a potential act of terror the governor said there are no indications of any wider plot or threat to the city nevertheless the police say they'll have extra officers out in force in the coming days just to be sure gabriel is on how does the new york
catalonia is ousted interior minister has returned to boss alona to chants of try to buy you know his protest as you know not just. him for now on the rest of the council on cabinet have been fired by spain's central government for one has been in belgium with a former president. over fourteen members of the sun and i'm coming at a facing possible charges of rebellion but it's not clear where the cotton is put them and will return to madrid for the hearing he says he's in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety and insists he still catalonia as legitimate president under simmons reports from barcelona. carlos pushed him on is only a 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 you know that the demand is our ability for he goes on. this is not a belgian question of the use of i'm here in brussels as
a capital of europe. this is not a matter of the. question of the belgian politics. 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 on 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 his missing christine and athena has paved secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed them all is right to leave them to the last question 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 arrived for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting
their government is still legitimate and drew simmons al-jazeera barcelona. according as due in a lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run offshore prison camp tensions running high in the facility on papa new guinea is minus sign and reports of looting by locals the country's defense force plans to storm the facility and for six hundred refugees who are refusing to leave to shift to alternative accommodation shot at dulles 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 have happened you guinea were always hostile it was an attack and 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 strangely 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 out. and in in these refugees essentially. and they have serious concerns for their safety on manison and whether they may be are not so barricaded themselves into the same time. it's now a see each 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 a 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 going to that's what i'm saying here this is a crazy situation everybody's been screaming about wanting to get out of the place where we saw that we're going to close it and move them into a different facility and require those the refugees to go back to their country of origin and now they want life as government says the prison closure is a mess of a park in new guinea and yet pup in new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and a hostile native population ballasts al jazeera well andrew thomas is following the story for us from sydney under reports that security forces are planning to storm
the camp to force the refugees out but has the camp officially closed now that. it has officially closed the camp now the physical side of it is now officially a navy base it's no longer a prison for refugees we've spoken to some of the refugees holed up barricaded inside and certainly there is others here in the forces will still not camp though we've also heard from others amount of thought and they've been told by security forces that there are no plans to still make at least today wednesday and then another conflicting report in the papa new guinea and media on that wednesday suggesting that happen you get these government is going to send in civil staff to start manning the prison again knowing that it's an untenable situation having six hundred men holed up inside a prison with no guards no services no food no water as described in that report it is a siege at the moment no electricity and there's no there's no water there's no food either refugees are using we need pains to fill that up with rainwater in order to
get water a desperate situation at the moment no clear sign of how it's going to be resolved and i'm sure one of the australian popping you going to government's been saying because they seem to be at odds with each other. they certainly do julie bishop who is australia's acting prime minister she's normally foreign minister she went on the radio on wednesday and said yes this is a tough policy we've always said it is but those men have got to understand that these games as she sees it or not go to work they're not going to come to australia they've been told she says for a long time that the person was going to close on october thirty first they have been given alternative accommodation in the nearby town they should move to it but that when you get is government and amnesty are on the island so that accommodation simply is not suitable it's not ready it's only half built in any way it's not protected the refugees do not feel safe that happened you guinea's government say those refugees are australia's responsibility it is the country that needs to deal with them and to thomas there in sydney andrew thank you. lots more to come here not just here including what did lawyers from facebook twitter and google tell
congress about alleged russian meddling in the u.s. election. and the push to strengthen so-called deescalation zones as another round of talks on syria's civil war and. how the weather is not looking tape out across the eastern seaboard of the united states over the next day or two still some rather wet weather just creeping over towards the canadian maritimes having said that fun and dry that we should proceed out towards the southeastern corner. whether that sliding out of new mexico or arizona pushing across into colorado it slide its way across texas and coming in here it's an area of texas things a very heavy rain as we go through wednesday and it was louisiana jenny fine and dry to see
a little bit wet weather just heading up towards new york state possibility of a little bit of snow you know just. across the northern plains just around the lakes out across the mountain states calgary struggling to get to two degrees celsius. ideas for on thursday wintry weather pushing up into that western side of canada across the northern rockies that with a wintry weather to just around ontario quick back and then it's wetter weather just around the lakes pushing over towards new england towards a southeast fine and dry land at around twenty three degrees we'll see sunshine into the carriage still want to lurking into central areas should stay largely dry there for jamaica but chance of heavy rain on wednesday. subzero temperatures big stream altitudes deadly roads. this is where the hard part because of the extraordinary journey from polish to touch it is done
braved quite ordinary joy to avoid what we do high out of that there's no oxygen. just to experience life simple pleasures. risking it all in kurdistan but this time on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump is going 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 and seven others injured and what police say was a terrorist attack the twenty nine year old attack has been identified in media
reports as an uzbek and the group. several of catalonia is ousted cabinet ministers have returned to barcelona they've been in belgium with former captain president got a list. of fourteen members of the sun cabinet are facing possible rebellion charges from spain's central government. at a court rulings do want to lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run prison account tension is high of the facility on papa new guinea's mine asylum where refugees are barricaded themselves inside as that worried about being a touch by locals. now u.s. president donald trump has dismissed the importance of a former campaign aide who's been indicted in the russian inquiry running himalaya on twitter george papadopoulos as mattel 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 help it 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 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 twenty sixth by donald trump's own campaign show papadopoulos 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 praised papadopoulos as
a real live in the g.q. 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 sadik 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 age the face of the crease scrutiny attempt to divert attention something increasingly difficult for the trump white house kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington. meanwhile russia's foreign minister has weighed in on the controversy labeling accusations his country meddled in the election as fantasy busy doing the work because it was know 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 and the lawyer for social
media giant facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on russia 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 al-jazeera she had bhutan see as more from washington d.c. . 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 sew 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 its alleged ties this black matters to 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 had 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 that the site will see so that is one indication and that goes out the rhythmic 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 what 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 acceptable by silicon valley and members of congress she had the al-jazeera washington. ten people six of them children have been killed in the shelling of several rebel held
areas in syria one of the attacks in eastern guta hit a school it happened in one of the so-called deescalation zones which are backed by russia turkey and iran now a final session in the seventh round of talks aimed at ending syria's war has taken place in kazakhstan's capital meetings expected to call for a ceasefire between government forces and rebel groups for at least six months all the previous agreements have been breached and as there was a man com reports the talks in a start to have concentrated on strengthening the deescalation zones in syria established in september those owns include it live province northern homes eastern ghouta 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. 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 astonished talks will change any. 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 . 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 will remain as it is. the syrian opposition also claims civilians are being targeted the escalation earlier which are being breached by that is g.m. and iran on almost daily basis and russia is a go into 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 standard talk seem to be proving is that russia is leading the charge however they are walking a tightrope 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 want 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 now 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. back rein and egypt led by saudi arabia accuse qatar of supporting terrorism charges doha strongly denies in a long list of demands they want al-jazeera to be shut down to marseille reports.
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 china 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 for ah journalism we stand by the quality and the integrity of our john ism 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 but 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. a summit is underway in argentina aiming to eliminate viral hepatitis the disease kills more than one point three million
people worldwide every year that's more than all other chronic illnesses combined including hiv malaria and tuberculosis has more. 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 veto goodlife meets frequently but desirous 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 tiredness and abdominal pain it may be temporary or long term. 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. after thirteen years with the disease he's now healthy the whole group watching developments in sao paolo with interest hepatitis is a global problem but the solution is also global each country with its own characteristics coming together in sao paolo to share their experiences in the fight to eliminate the disease by twenty thirty argentina is one of the few countries to have a national program to fight the disease scientists and health experts work with governments in civics society for the sufferers a model the world health organization and world hepatitis alliance is keen to promote in sao paolo. but i don't have but i did point of view we had a lot of. tools to get that control we have back things one of the writers who's
already has a vaccine nowadays and also. innovation with the treatment with a new diet. that is so effective in controlling fiction and even if we talk about it i do see the cure the target at the sell paolo summit is to focus on the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by twenty thirty the challenge to raise awareness raise the funding and the sure that all of working together against the disease but no one should have to suffer from anguish when there are just one osiris. remind of the top stories here on al-jazeera 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 and several injured in what police say was
a terrorist attack the twenty nine year old attacker has been identified in media reports as an uzbek immigrant named safe. and like. i. was sitting. here with thirty six. people. there and the guy card was. a new york's mayor bill de blasio called the incident a cowardly attack let me be clear that based on the information we have at 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 several of catalonia is ousted cabinet ministers have returned to barcelona to chance a traitor from leaving these protestors they've been in belgium or the former captain president got an aspersion on all fourteen members of the senate cabinet a facing possible rebellion charges from spain central government. a court ruling is due on a lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run offshore prison camp tension is high at the facility on papa new guinea's mine asylum where refugees have barricaded themselves inside because they're worried about being attacked by armed locals u.s. president donald trump has dismissed the importance of a former campaign aide indicted in the russian kwame branding him a liar on twitter george papadopoulos believe guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his russian contacts facebook has admitted it should have done more to pick up on russia meddling in last year's u.s. election turned google representatives told a senate hearing they found evidence of russian backed posts trying to influence
the vote but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after risking it all state you are watching by the. news has another the new available but the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera.