Skip to main content

tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  November 3, 2017 2:00am-3:00am AST

2:00 am
yes that's what we're going to get. out. at this time. for twenty three years mohsin has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object he's become an environmental activist and inspired artist and a voice for the plight of countless migrants. such as this time on al jazeera. this is al-jazeera.
2:01 am
hello i'm so rob and this is the al-jazeera news our life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes from belgium the deposed catalan leader calls for the release of eight of his jailed ministers as questions about his own freedom remain unanswered also the cia releases a trove of documents on asama bin laden about his family is revealed along with allegations of secret dealings between iran and al qaeda. strong he's committed. and u.s. president nominates jerome powell to be the next chairman of the u.s. central bank. and inspired by freedom a rare look at the art of the impressionists who were refugees in london. could have become the welcome to the news hour there's confusion over. whether an
2:02 am
arrest warrant has been issued for the ousted leader of catalonia now the lawyer. says a spanish judge has approved the warrant but there's been no official word from madrid but what we do know is that spain has requested his arrest bridgeable is currently staying put in belgium and released this statement a short time ago and to spend a lot of yet again if we can expect a long and fierce repression the fury in which the spanish state has attacked a beautiful european nation is outrageous and is threatening us all but we cannot fail we must fight it we will do this as catalans have always done without violence peacefully and with respect for everybody's opinions well david chaytor is following these developments from brussels. demands lawyer here in brussels said that he told him that an arrest warrant had been issued against him and four of the cabinet ministers in exile here in brussels but the national court that was hearing
2:03 am
the case in madrid said there had been no official confirmation of that but it does appear that there is a arrest warrant as you're aware from the warrant will be served against both bush tomorrow and his cabinet ministers here. probably very early on friday morning and there was a pre recorded interview by a local catalan t.v. station t.v. three of which tomorrow here in brussels we don't know where it was but it was a very sharp response to the events that have taken place during the course of thursday in the ports in the druid and who tomorrow said that this was nothing less than a terror attack as he called it on democracy and he warned the catalonians they faced a. very strong repression in the months ahead not repression was the word he kept using why did he use that word repression because if a warning is. served against him here in brussels if it can be proved there is
2:04 am
a political motive behind. this arrest warrant then he has a very strong chance of receiving asylum here in belgium is not the belgian government that decides this case it is a belgian court. date of peterman's former cabinet members are being jailed and another is being detained in madrid a move that has called serious mistake. reports now from the spanish capital madrid . protests in the capital capital barcelona in support of the regional leadership summoned to face justice in madrid i feel very very very sad and sudden there's always ends with some anger but first of all i feel very sad this this this way of governing a country like spain is not we don't deserve it neither spaniards nine of the fourteen members of the ousted regional government arrived at the court not knowing
2:05 am
if they will walk out free. the catherine deposed president remained in belgium in defiance of the court order his lawyer says he is still willing to cooperate with justice but from overseas if they do that he will. spin the justice. and. spin. belgium or the video for and it's possible to do the there are no permits to do and search. charges range from rebellion to sedition and abuse of public funds to finance a referendum they could receive up to thirty years in jail if found guilty there were two hearings taking place at the same time while ministers of the now the government appearing in front of the national court just
2:06 am
a few meters away this speaker of the dissolved catalan parliament and five other people were standing in front of the supreme court their session got adjourned for a week the defense arguing it didn't have enough time to prepare. the parliamentarians were allowed to walk free although they will be put under police surveillance tougher rulings were handed down to the ministers of the ousted regional government all but one were remanded in custody without bail pending investigation catherine separatists say the legal procedures are politically motivated a separation of powers in a spain is now a fiction because all powers are working in the line of the spanish government and this shouldn't happen in a western democracy this is what we are calling on the wall. because. it goes now through saving that along and helping catalonia because the future of
2:07 am
europe at the stake now. outside the madrid court emotions ran high among pro independence supporters they had travelled from barcelona in a show of solidarity. there are plenty of catalans who still regard push demand and his cabinet as the only region to make government. i doubt that hemy addict labor sales is an associate professor of government at georgetown university joins me now from washington d.c. good to have you with us live on al-jazeera one can quote legal precedent as much as one wants but the people's perception in catalonia of their elected officials now in jail is one that madrid will continue to find hard to sell to catalonians that were for or against independence yes. the people in catalonia are very upset the majority of the people are currently
2:08 am
very upset they perceive what just happened as the cursor ation of the democratic elected leaders who they voted on the poor three years ago and who the toward they were asked to do bye bye bye by the voters in the sense of like doing all this process to get caught on in the pens so this is really really perceived as a coup to democracy at the lani are creating a lot of anger and rest so a big concern on this issue is that despite the constitutional. even allow for this referendum and the judges in spain are supposedly in the law and everything is under the constitution many people in catalonia are not perceiving these are saluting men and this might just like create unrest and more problems in an already like difficult setting and of course applying the law in the lower or higher courts. is one can be interpreted in many ways when dealing with
2:09 am
turtle only and politicians but this is now becoming a very high stakes political game for those that have been jailed or not and for the politicians in madrid making those very important decisions. certainly and there are a number of especially those of lawyers and even like former constitutional court members who are challenging some of the decisions that are being taken by by the magistrate by the courts by the judges that are deciding on these issues for instance this is the fact that they're being charged for rebellion it's very contested because there was no filings whatsoever in the actions of the government in the organization of the referendum but took place in october first and also in the car on parliament when they declare independence. a week ago so it is very very contested that these politicians are being charged for rebellion which
2:10 am
is a very very serious charge that can lead them up to thirty years in prison so this is like again there's a lot at stake there is of course we're seeing now the potential for european arrest warrants to be acted on of course in a way where european. force intelligence sees lower agencies have to actually enforce a legal document they can only enforce that involved with resting certainly you think that's actually going to happen. i think that this is possible it's not out of the table and there is no far the european union leaders have been arguing that this is the mastic problem that has to be solved within the spanish constitution that has to be solved in spain but certainly the fact that the money is right now in belgium and that there will be this warrant to get him. arrested in another
2:11 am
country in europe will definitely to this internationalization so we'll see how the appeal leaders react just finally how do you see that scenario because you have obviously the legal entanglements happening right now through arrest warrants everything that we're hearing in the spanish calls however i should say is in brussels how embarrassing is this going to be for belgium if there's a really long winded drawn out struggle to get back to spain this by my generate some diplomatic problems and diplomatic issues between spain and belgium and it is important to to emphasize that the that the belgium is also a multinational country that to fly on the leaders have been supporting catalan nationalists and that these might also generate some issues with belgium so
2:12 am
i am not a legal expert but politically i think that this my have serious consequences. in europe and in belgium where we should see what has happened for the moment the sellers thank you so much for joining us from washington d.c. . israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been attending a garlow dinner in london with his british counterpart to reason may to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the balfour declaration the declaration signed in one thousand nine hundred seventeen and indorsed by britain led to the establishment of the jewish state of israel and the possession of palestinians from their homeland by the b. phillips reports. his invitation to downing street this day to israelis an affirmation of friendship to palestinians an insult to reason may says that britain is proud of its support for israel doubtless. at a lecture in london organized by the british jewish community
2:13 am
a leading historian says the balfour declaration should be celebrated as a lead to the birth of a great country for all its problems and troubles for the acts obstinately liberal zionists like me ardently wish were not in the act for all the demolition. and terrorist atrocities on the other side that make a share further and further out of reach israel still. a living breathing debating thriving rejoicing democracy on the streets of ramallah very different sentiments. to many palestinians even britain itself are synonymous with treachery it period and broken promises the man the country that set in motion a century of oppression. not all british politicians are. at another london gathering the main opposition party says the government's policy towards israel and palestine must change. the opposition labor party's emily
2:14 am
thornberry said there's no better time then for the british government to recognise the state of palestine she said that the labor party if elected is ready to take that step the british government is not about to apologize for the balfour declaration no matter what the palestinian authority would like a british government minister said this is being marked with pride and respect but also a degree of sadness sadness because as a british acknowledge when it comes to israel and palestine so much is still unresolved the. reilley and british prime ministers spend the evening at a dinner to mark lord balfour's declaration but the british are careful with their language because as rival demonstrations suggest there is too much division and anger for britain to truly celebrate this. part of the philips al-jazeera lancaster
2:15 am
house in central london. well theresa may and benyamin netanyahu met in dinner for dinner in london to mark the anniversary of the declaration palestinian president mahmoud abbas addressed his people on local television he said while the people of palestine cannot accept the hatred prejudice and injustice that the declaration has caused palestine is still committed to a two state solution with israel about said palestinians are suffering under the israeli occupation but want to live in peace. britain's new defense secretary says the war against eisel will be his priority prime minister treason may appoint a conservative chief whip gavin williamson and after michael fallon quit the role over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. so immense privilege to being appointed secretary of state the defense are and what we need to be doing is continuing to focus and counting darwish making sure that our national security is the forefront of everything that we do and we have some of the world's greatest i'm
2:16 am
sad says new such a privilege to be able to work with. you you really still convince recovered from osama bin laden's baucus compound shows secret dealings between iran and al qaida the cia says the files including videos documents of the photos provide more insight into how bin laden ran al qaeda and why he wanted to wage war on the west state department correspondent in jordan possible. according to the cia the man in this wedding video may well be the future leader of al qaida hommes a bin laden one of the sons of osama bin ladin the video is one of hundreds of thousands of materials taken during the raid on the al qaeda leader's home in a bought a bought pakistan on may first two thousand and eleven the cia says it's trying to give the public as much insight into his operations at the time u.s. special forces captured and killed bin laden i think it's important for everybody
2:17 am
in the united states and the rest of the world have access to these so they can make their own judgments rather having to rely on the interpretation of any government including that of the united states included in this the fourth release of materials from a bottom bod bin laden's personal journal and a policy documents videos of him practicing speeches and what the cia calls propaganda material. some of the big issues dominating material includes al qaida split with over religious and operational policy bin laden's plans to use the arab spring uprisings for al qaeda as benefit and his plans to rehabilitate his reputation in order to get more support from muslims worldwide. some of the documents also apparently reveal a much closer link between al qaeda a sunni inspired group and iran a shia country experts say that could be important in light of current u.s.
2:18 am
policy toward terror on long term strategically the government of iran sees al qaeda as a threat true both the state and to the shia religion however short term tactically if they can gain advantage particular against the united states they will cooperate with al qaeda including sheltering leading al qaeda figures if information is power then the international community now has more insight into how al qaeda operated in two thousand and eleven the challenge will be determining just how relevant this information is today rosalyn jordan al jazeera washington well plenty more ahead here on the news hour including for the first time since the latest writing a crisis began. visits rocky in state. a warm welcome to tannadice as a navy one million immigrants over the next three years.
2:19 am
and the giant leap for the houston astros he went from a bunch of baseball jets to world series champions. to asian i want america's top diplomat is to visit me and to discuss the rangar crisis secretary of state rex tillerson will meet leaders and officials on november the fifteenth pressure is increasing on the white house to impose measures against the government they patrol in the senate a bipartisan group was introduced a bill which would restrict military cooperation until violence stops. has visited rocking state for the first time since ability to track down falls more than six hundred. to three their homes. has been facing international criticism for failing to stop what the u.n. describes as ethnic cleansing from young and from the reports. this is.
2:20 am
first time in rakhine state it's a renewed military offensive began in august accompanied by government officials and prominent business leaders she visited several villages and spoke to people there including both muslims and buddhists all of us want to live in peace she reportedly said adding that everyone will have to try hard to achieve that analysts say that's a wider message is trying to put across i think it's all designed to give the appearance of some kind of stability and normalcy that simply doesn't exist there and again i think this is her. dissolve tree attempt at spin to convince the world that everything so kind and that she's in charge of the situation these are the scenes that would have greeted the myanmar and her entourage house after house destroyed by fire entire villages once home to a hinge of families deserted the government has refuted allegations that its troops are committing ethnic cleansing is defending the military operation as
2:21 am
a legitimate counter offensive against a group of fighters it calls a terrorist organization the spokesman for the rakhine state government told al jazeera that. the shows that the region is known stable. villages with spoken to say they don't believe have changed things on the ground or that more than six hundred thousand people have crossed into bangladesh since august and the exodus hasn't stopped floristry al jazeera. at least two thousand one. hundred in fields and bangladeshi border crossing the being held by bangladeshi border guards the united nations is calling on the government to move them to refugee camps victoria the reports. posse is only a few days old his mother mass media gave birth to him in traumatic circumstances while escaping with her two year old daughter she delivered him in the open air with only her mother to help. my daughter was in labor when we were escaping there
2:22 am
was no one to help during the birth of my grandchild i helped my daughter deliver the baby alone it was in the jungle on a hilltop and i cut the umbilical cord with my own hands it was a tough job media and her family are the latest arrivals in a mass exodus ever he. had his say rakhine state with his four children he says security forces are committing atrocities. that the military brought our houses and encircled the village they were forcing us to take national verification cards if we taken them they would rob routed us from our village because the card says our nationality is bangladeshi so we skate and hid in the jungle now we're here in bangladesh. it was a long and difficult journey for hamad and his family and it's no say they yet they end around two thousand dollar range being held at
2:23 am
a border crossing by bangladeshi guards they've not been told why over how long they'll be stuck there bangladesh says the refugees require vetting but the un is calling on the government to allow them to move to a refugee camp people have been walking for days just to reach. even last night across the border there in terrible shape we hope the government can release them let them come further inland as soon as possible. officials in rakhine state deny the military is committing human rights abuses the government says there were illegal migrants and doesn't officially recognize them despite many having lived in myanmar for generations. the bangladeshi government says it cannot cope with any more refugees. all of which leaves her home jen like her see stateless and persecuted with no way to call her victoria gave him the al-jazeera well a groups are warning of the potential for
2:24 am
a major cholera outbreak come on the ringer who fled being mar they face poor sanitation and lack of hygiene facilities in those makeshift camps in bangladesh we are definitely sitting on a ticking bomb as far as water so it is an agent is concerned so the if you look at the sheer number of people and was only afterwards being deployed in building latrines and knocked in a profound amount in the way of the west you know have to be managed in one way or the other. for every reason to feel that we can get into situations that can lead to going to breaks to u.s.b. will be bombers have flown over the korean peninsula they were joined by south korean and japanese fighter jets the u.s. says it was a shared exercise over south korean airspace but it comes at a time of heightened tension with north korea president donald trump and senior officials are due to visit so on cheese day as part of an asia tall gang has
2:25 am
consistently said such military exercises are provocations. the man who killed eight people in new york by driving a truck into a crowd of pedestrians has told investigators he felt good about what he'd done u.s. president donald trump calls for twenty nine year olds a fuller say path to face the death penalty as loved ones from abroad began arriving to claim the victims kristen salumi has more from new york. lifelong friends from argentina on the trip of a lifetime they were in high spirits as they rode along the hudson river bike path in new york to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their high school graduation just a few kilometers later their ride would put them in the path of a truck driver intent on killing five of the ten men died in tuesday's attack the deadliest in new york since nine eleven back home in argentina a vigil was held in
2:26 am
their honor there were candles and tears which marks such occasions in new york consular officials from the country said the men's families would be arriving over the next few days to claim the bodies of the victims they're really strong yes suffering a lot they've been friends through all the lives they lost very very very close friends but they keep fighting and we are with them three others were also killed in the attack a belgian mother of two a new yorker and a man from new jersey prosecutors say twenty nine year old supposed pov was inspired to carry out the rampage by eisel and found videos from the group on his cell phone. the bike path the roadway where the attack happened have reopened and new yorkers are going about their lives as usual but investigators are still trying to find out if anyone else was involved while the trumpet ministration is looking for ways to ensure an attack like this doesn't happen again. the country's attorney
2:27 am
general says guantanamo remains an option for terror suspects. this administration will use all lawful tools at our disposal including prosecution in article three courts or at guantanamo bay if anyone has any doubt about it they can ask the more than five hundred criminals whom the department of justice has convicted terrorism related offenses since nine eleven and they can ask the dozens of enemy combatants at guantanamo so we're not slowing down. president trump repeated his call for the death penalty for side and also for stricter immigration policies. we want to select people based on their ability to contribute to our country not use people randomly we have no idea who they are. the political fallout from an attack which destroyed lives sparking debate over how to
2:28 am
prevent another christian salumi al-jazeera new york. well still ahead here on al-jazeera an increasing number of children are dying of pollution related illnesses a nigerian is the curse of oil. also the u.n. refugee chief talks about the right of return with an interview with his diplomatic editor james baines and french club and the hopes of another team in the europa league coming up with joe in sport. well it's been raining heavily again the southern states specifically in louisiana now you'd expect to get some flooding here but again this time the years bit heavier than you might like we're not talking about huge amounts of rain here we
2:29 am
are talking about enough to cause a bit of annoyance now that's just the size for most of the rest of the u.s. we're free of clouds and you get to maybe the northern plains states in the great lakes and there's a bit of a differential between the two areas this is still warm potentially it's wet this is the winter but it's been pushed back across the canadian border for the most part it is creeping down through washington cascades through oregon and montana and this i think is where we'll see temperatures more or less stay where they are look at that differential minus ten calgary plus six in seattle same time you got ten in chicago and mass two in winnipeg so i guess where the snow is going to be you know when you pick a good guess but more especially come back to the higher ground in the u.s. and have a b. c. british columbia has been very steady recently but it's heading sizes heading into the high ground even of northern california take you into saturday by this time by which time you will find the winter weather trying to come back into the great lakes hasn't reached illinois but it has reached by this time wisconsin and
2:30 am
michigan now a touch of winter. where there is water there is life but finding it on australia's arid deserts is a skill few still possess they took us to a small wet spot in the in the desert and this was this is a very important place they've been telling us about for the last five days to clean out. and under orders against all odds an aging population is passing on its knowledge the rainmakers of the outback at this time on a jersey. al-jazeera
2:31 am
. where ever you. welcome back you're watching out is there is news arms a whole robert our top stories the ousted leader of catalonia has warned of what he called a long period of repression by spain gallus boojum law is staying put in belgium the spanish government is expected to announce a warrant for his arrest on friday eight of his ministers have been jailed in madrid over the region's independence declaration also israeli prime minister
2:32 am
benjamin netanyahu was in london to mark the teen or any of the balfour declaration when britain from is the creation of a jewish homeland in palestine he's marked the occasion with the britons trees. in may the declaration has long been condemned by palestinians also aid groups are warning of the potential for a major cholera outbreak about striking global citizens who are fleeing the and far more than six hundred thousand have crossed into bangladesh as cox's bazaar this is all because the twenty fifth they face porcelain a tree and conditions and a lack of hygiene facilities in makeshift camps now the un's refugee chief says it's time for the security council to find a solution to the crisis filippo ground they spoke to our diplomatic editor james bays about his recent visit to those refugee camps i felt as i felt more than twenty years ago in those camps in eastern congo is there is a year at that time when rwandans were coming by the hundreds of thousands context
2:33 am
is different but the conditions the physical conditions of this huge out floor in a very poor area without proper shelter proper sides without enough water without enough sanitation reminded me of those tragic moments in the ninety's when we had to deal with those emergencies. we've had a visit now and son suchi to iraq and state the first time since this crisis she's been there she's seen things for herself what does she now need to do the refugees the injury fiji's have a right to return to their to their to their home seemed rakhine state but to do that you have to recreate the conditions for them to feel safe to go back and that means. addressing finally the issue of citizenship which is really the fundamental crux of the matter here you've made strong comments on this do you believe that the security council has been strong enough or would you like
2:34 am
them to take further action i think the security council to use their jargon remains seized of the matter and that is already something i don't think they have found us often happens yet the unity necessary to propose and to put forward the the solution you know if you think of syria all the years which we have waited for the security council to fight who have unity on on on resolutions on syria these are this is the difficulty this is why my message to the council today is lack of international cooperation which can happen here at the council favors the refugee flows or rather prevents solutions to refugee flows from being established and therefore these refugee flows to and so it's time for them to step up the council time to step up
2:35 am
and to agree i would say this is the key word. hundreds of refugees have been forced to dig wells in search of water in a tense standoff on pop or new guinea's landless island about six hundred refugees have barricaded themselves inside a formal straightly and run prison camp because they're worried about attacks from hostile locals andrew thomas has more of these videos sent exclusively to al-jazeera by refugee give a glimpse of life now inside what was the man a silent refugee prison the men collecting water in we been when it rains they have also dug a well. it's hot and humid with no electricity the air conditioning or fans the men sleeping outside efficiently the prison is now a naval base and the refugees are trespassing hello as is andrew exum a safe from al-jazeera. but despite fears soldiers could have them one refugee told
2:36 am
us naval personnel are actually helping them recharging their phones so they can stay in contact with family and the media. but other locals a seen as a threat australia wants refugees to move to this accommodation in the local town but while some looks ready other housing is still under construction and refugees say none of it is protected from papua new guinea and who they fear will break in and attack them those fears are unfounded says the australian immigration minister who's critical of political opponents and pressure groups like amnesty i want to close medicines quickly as possible but it doesn't help when you've got the grains and other so telling people not to engage not to move a very difficult situation even worse i put that to one refugee is its principle
2:37 am
that is making you stay where you are are you being to some extent stubborn you don't want to be pushed around by australia and. you know what. the refugees are painting some hope for new zealand its new prime minister said on thursday her predecessors offer to australia to resettle one hundred fifty refugees still stands. it rained heavily on thursday meaning the refugees could have a shower one refugee wrote on social media that it showed mother nature's kindness under thomas altshuler so. canada's government says it will welcome nearly one million immigrants over the next three years that's a boost of more than ten percent on current figures daniel like has more from toronto already more welcoming of immigrants than many other countries canada is opening its doors even wider plans to admit more than three hundred forty thousand
2:38 am
people a year up from roughly three hundred thousand now were announced in parliament by immigration minister ahmed hussein who came to canada from somalia in one thousand nine hundred three. once this was a former british colony home mostly to people of european origin today especially in cities it's one of the most diverse places in the world recently released census figures say more than a fifth of canadians were born outside the country most of come under a merit based system that rates education and job skills highly once accepted they're allowed to bring close family here in the shopping malls and neighborhoods around canada's largest city is where the transformative effect of immigration can be seen most vividly and with the government's plans to bring in even more people from around the world over the next three years and beyond those changes will be set to continue economists and policymakers have long argued that even more immigration is crucial for canada's economy as its settled population ages and has
2:39 am
fewer children the federal government is taking steps towards recognizing that daniel lack al-jazeera toronto. u.s. president donald trump has named general powell as his pick to lead the federal reserve powell is a multi-millionaire who now serves on the central bank's board he was one of five candidates interviewed for the rolling clued in current chair janet yellen used to finishes in february alan fischer reports is my pleasure and my honor to announce my nomination of jerome powell to be the next chairman of the federal reserve this is the man donald trump wants to steer economic policy in the u.s. if confirmed drone poll over the next chairman of the federal reserve a position many call the second most powerful job in the government inside the federal reserve we understand that monetary policy decisions matter for american families and communities i strongly share that sense of mission and i'm committed to making decisions with objectivity based on the best available evidence in the
2:40 am
long standing tradition of monetary policy independence the decision to place janet yellen is not a surprise but it is a break with precedent the last three fed chairman more automatically be appointed even by presidents of the opposite political party i think it's very much a political decision it's a very much a desire for president trying to say that he is replacing current fed chair janet yellen because she was appointed by obama and is essentially affiliated with the democratic policies but many people will know the name of the new fed chair not many people will care there is a new fed chair but the position holds enormous power over pensions over savings and over job prospects across the united states the fed steers economic policy in the u.s. while it sets interest rates its job essentially is to maximize employment and stabilize prices janet yellen to control in twenty fourteen the u.s.
2:41 am
was through the watch to the financial crisis in a first year g.d.p. the best way to measure a country's economy was a two point six. percent unemployment was six percent inflation was point seven percent according to the latest figures g.d.p. is up to three percent unemployment is down no four point two percent and inflation is just half of one percent with a record like that many observers doubt there will be radical change with the new person in charge it seems in appointing power it's going to continue the federal continue in its route. pursuing lower interest rates and the president seems ok with that beyond that he had expressed an interest in what's going on in the. poll as a lawyer but he has served as a fair governor for five years and is now set for one of the biggest jobs in washington and global finance alan fischer washington. venezuelan president nicolas maduro says he wants to restructure all future foreign debt payments in response to
2:42 am
u.s. economic sanctions the country has sunk into a deep recession following the collapse of oil prices has been struggling to deal with shortages of basic products such as food and medicine donald trump's administration imposed financial restrictions after accusing producer of presiding over a corrupt repressive dictatorship. tribe's former campaign chairman has appeared in court accused of conspiracy against the united states and money laundering paul manifolds says the criminal case brought by the special counsel robert mueller is embellished his lawyers defended him as a successful political consultant who was involved in international financial transactions as part of his work the judge has ordered him to remain under arrest. and turkey's prime minister. has announced plans to visit the u.s. next week it comes at a time of strained relations between the nato allies last month or consulates in the two countries suspended visa services to each other citizens the tit for tat
2:43 am
disagreement was sparked by the arrest of a local employee working at the u.s. consulate in turkey to africa now where the number of children in nigeria dying of illnesses related to pollution is on the rise and all operations in the delta region are being blamed researchers say sixteen thousand infants died in twenty twelve but that figure continues to grow with even more contamination of food air and water and there are support from my jury as a delta region. for many fishing communities of the delta having children was a blessing from an early age they could help with the work but that's more difficult now fisherman says his children began suffering from strange illnesses with fatal consequences. the pollution from the air the water and the fish eat has killed two of my children the rest of the family for me down to the
2:44 am
youngest everyone is ill it's all because of the oil with no savings he can't afford to take his family to see a doctor. for many who eventually get to hospital it's almost too late. doctors in this hospital say more than seventy infants and children are brought here on an average day with complications from pollution this is just one of dozens of hospitals in rivers state and infant deaths have been only increase as the pollution gets worse and this is why the rivers and the creeks are talked with crude oil the fish caught here are contaminated the farmlands too and even in some semi urban areas of the delta drinking water from the tap is a huge risk as underground water is not safe. with another little look at the
2:45 am
effect on the respiratory system worth a try to look at the kind of earth crisis to block him a religious problems have also been looted and yet i was there was one of these i think that liver function tests experts say it's hard to get an accurate number of infant deaths caused by pollution related illnesses many cases aren't reported either because their parents can't afford to pay for treatment or because of the remoteness of where they believe many communities in the delta region i'm left with little or no choice they have to rely on a polluted environment to eat drink and to breathe how many agrees al-jazeera in nigeria has delta while staying on the continent the presidents of south sudan and sudan have met in khartoum to try and ease tensions its other kids their visit to the sudanese capital since the country split in twenty eleven following a twenty two year civil war the leaders address border disputes and mutual accusations
2:46 am
of supporting rebels in each other's territory. a libyan armed group that is holding the brother of the manchester reader bombers says it's up to libya's general prosecutor to decide whether to extradite him to the u.k. on wednesday british police issued an arrest warrant for a baby and prosecutors asked libya to extradite him how should whose brother killed twenty two people at the end of an era gone ariana grande a concert in may is being held by the special terence force in libya now al-jazeera is demanding the release of its jervis mahmoud is saying who's been to the gyptian prison for more than three hundred ten days he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny but mood has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested in december while visiting his family to central america now where throughout the past decade
2:47 am
more than eight hundred journalists are big killed while doing their jobs almost all of the cases have been solved over the second is the u.n. day two ended puti for crimes against journalists but in mexico twenty seventeen is said to be a record year for the number of journalists murdered john holdren reports. eleven killed so far this year just for doing their jobs because one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists among them happy about there is a middle slava breach internationally renowned reporters who investigated government corruption and organized crime now they're gone but it's not just that there that's worrying press freedom groups it's what comes after after half year was worth it even in these two high profile cases months later still no one's been arrested one of the main consequences of the impunity is that journalists start censoring themselves they stop reporting on organized crime to stop reporting on
2:48 am
corruption and as a result entire areas in mexico basically have no serious journalistic coverage or if that's the gate of journalism go. free speech groups estimate that ninety nine point seven percent of verbal or physical attacks against journalists go on punished in mexico. ricardo sanchez is the special prosecutor for crimes against free speech in the last six years it's only been three convictions what's going on . this is a very complicated issue the federal government and attorney general's office know we face a big challenge in beating the impunity. we created a group to execute arrest warrants with the federal police and get people before a judge so we're doing important work i recognize we've got a long way to go we're working hard with the state governments. cinna lower stay in the grip of crime is one of the most dangerous for reporters. martin didn't fled after getting threats it still bothers him that the articles he and other
2:49 am
journalists risk their lives for make little impact in an often openly corrupt society. i think sometimes it's kind of a suicidal calling you wonder why should we run these stories because we know things aren't going to change. martin and around. five hundred other journalists are in a government protection program that free speech groups say authorities themselves are actually responsible for the majority of attacks on the press and that really doesn't bode well as we head into what's going to be a fiercely full election season if politicians are winning to use violence against journalists and if they're of the consequences for doing so that spells bad news for the moat chris a john home and how does it a city also had him on al-jazeera and sports world number one rafael the dolphins for a quarter final spot in power those details coming up with. welcome
2:50 am
2:51 am
back it's time to support his job. thanks very much will schools and offices across haste and will close on friday to allow as many people as possible to turn out for the houston astros victory parade is the first and they'll be championship title for the team who will celebrate in their home city the astros comprehensively outplayed the l.a. dodgers in game seven of the world series and he's home in reports. this is the stage that all high school players and fans dream of a win
2:52 am
a title contest up to six really games of the world series for. the houston astros were away from harm and that might have given them the upper hand in dealing with the pressure and a two run harm run in just the second inning that put them five nothing coming from the east. stays the don't just have won one hundred forty games during the regular season and boast only by annual payroll of two hundred fourteen million dollars but their stoppage show you da fish proved ineffective and their hearts of the phones while series titles of 1980's by a thread here was. that run in the sixth inning would prove to be analyzed only contribution on the school board as the astros claimed a five one victory. i am sure the. rest of johnson's
2:53 am
story. believable it's indescribable you know when you get to spring you know who you have you see what you have and there's there's a there's always that thought of you know we could do it but one hundred sixty two plus games is a lot of games and a lot of things have to go right in order to get here and you know our our team believed in each other all year and we fell short that was a good ballclub over there two great teams fighting and standing just in. the won't series wasn't enough to celebrate houston star carlos correia made it a night to remember for his go for into the not only that you maybe haven't managed it you marry me with. it. and. that's a wedding to plan for but next stop for the us stories will be home to houston. a
2:54 am
big parade will take place in the city on friday something fifty five years eliminate king leasehold women are just era. to football now and ever since dream of playing european football has been ended after suffering a loss to live on in the group stage of the europa league they were beaten three no with all the goals coming in the second haul for everton and in the match with ten men and with the other group a game of the night finishing in a draw it leaves everton the bottom of the table with progress to the next stage now out of their grasp a three man wasted a chance to make the knockout stage with two games to spare as they were held to a goal a stroll by a athens in the other selected matches alone goal help villareal to a two no when over slavia prague and that put them at the top of group a also held to a goal a stroll by red star belgrade be nice and real sociedad fell short of repeating their record six l. trashing a vada but they did win three nil. on to tell us now rafael is out has advanced to
2:55 am
the paris masters quarterfinals the spaniard four tout a three set win against your required public six three six seven six three was the final score also through juan martin del potro the arjun time beat robin has to win this in straight sets to advance seven five six four was the school he needs to reach the semi's in paris to keep his hopes of qualification for the season and the world tour finals in london by del potro hasn't taken part since two thousand and twelve but despite already making it through to those finals bulgarian grigor dimitrov was unable to reach the voters in the french capital he was beaten by american john isner who has to win the title to make the finals seven six seven five seven six was. fernando verdasco is also true to the quarterfinals of the first time in his career the spaniard overcame fifty dominic t.m. of austria six four six as the plans for that match. and scheduled for the twenty nineteen rugby world cup in japan is out so it's throwing up
2:56 am
a mouthwatering encounter for the defending champions new zealand will open their campaign against fellow heavyweights south africa the two time defending champions by the springboks on september the twenty first in yokohama a day earlier hosts japan kick off the tournament in tokyo against the so far unconfirmed european team has yet to qualify and that is all the sport for now thanks joe well when paris came under siege in the franco-prussian war in one nine hundred seventy one unexpected consequence was the number of artists who escaped to london as refugees new exhibition of their work as impressionists opened on thursday jessica bolden reports impressionists a surefire way to attract crowds london one of the most illustrated cities in the world put the do together and what's not to like. tate britain is showing french impressionist who came as refugee artists to london in one thousand nine hundred
2:57 am
seventy they looked at london with an outside his own eyes if you if you look at this painting for example by my mooney of hyde park and he got very interested with the fact that people were allowed to walk on the grass in the country interest is in the sheer expanse of these pockets of nature within london at a time when paris was you know bombarded by the persians paris was under siege and badly damaged in the franco-prussian war the wounded soldier by james two so has never been seen in public before nor has his watercolor showing a mass execution in paris in eight hundred seventy one escaping the violence in london provided a sanctuary the english aristocrats proved interesting subjects but many of the frenchmen were transfixed by london the grime the din at the time the largest city in the world the city's river the thames held a special fascination with its pollution grittiness and fogs the houses of
2:58 am
parliament had just been completed with what was then europe's tallest building a powerful symbol of the british empire the houses of parliament along the river thames became an obsession for monet at one point he was working on a hundred different calluses at the same time trying to perfect the light the mist and the fog that enveloped london and for the artist became his ensuring impression of the city jessica baldwin al-jazeera london. that's the news i'll be back with more news on the other side of the break to stay with us.
2:59 am
for sam's in archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in babylon most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several berlin museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture office in a language he had been because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that moves us forward to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life it part of life is culture. for twenty three years musson has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object he's become an environmental activist uninspired artist
3:00 am
and a voice for the plight of countless migrants. such as this time on al-jazeera . from belgium the house of catalan leader calls for the release of eight of his jailed ministers while prosecutors of madrid ask for his arrest.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on