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and i welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from my headquarters in doha with me in a soprano coming up in the next sixty minutes lebanon's president calls on saudi arabia to clarify exactly why promise to follow her has yet to return to beirut. russia says president persian and trump have agreed on how to end the war and syria . they almost lost canada about eleven seven when countries agree on the basis of a free trade deal. with. gets revenge against south africa. cup in russia more on that story later this hour. lebanon's president is demanding an explanation from saudi arabia michel aoun wants
to know what's prevent. promise to solve heidi from returning to beirut it's been a week since her d.d. appeared on a cell these satellite channel and announced his resignation but it is not being accepted not unless he delivers it on lebanese soil well the u.s. has joined calls for him to return home and the you went to was calling for stability in lebanon one of the regional powers against using the country for proxy conflicts in lebanon to political parties and factions have all asked for the return of the prime minister his own party says it hasn't heard from him since saturday and even had a day's political adversary hezbollah refused to acknowledge the resignation its leader house in the us that are less is saudi arabia forced to quit and accuse riyadh of holding him against his will they in a hall that has the latest from beirut. faith is still open to question lebanon has been holding contacts with the western as well as arab diplomats to find out and
seek information about you know the whereabouts the well being of their prime minister yes they believe he is in the saudi capital but lebanese leaders from across the political spectrum including saddam own political party believe that he is being held against his will that he is somehow under house arrest and his freedom of movement is her tail and all of the different lebanese factions of course there's a it's a deeply divided country with a deep political divide right now they're putting this aside and they are uniting all of them calling on the need for heidi to return to the country for more than one reason it's the ability and to maintain what they're calling the internal balance lebannon system of government said they balance there's a sectarian system of government the prime minister should be a sunday muslim and the sunni community here consider saddam how to be their leader the very fact that he is no longer here they feel marginalized even further it is a community who over the years feels that hezbollah of course with its patron iran
has a grip on lebanon and it is in control of the country so this will really upset the balance of power so the senate community worry that this is this political crisis is not new saudi iranian rivalry has played out in lebanon for many many years now there have been attempts in the past to curb hezbollah but they have all failed so right now all sides are avoiding political escalation because the situation is so tense in the past the political crises like this have led to security incidents so a lot of uncertainty for now there is rare unity where consensus but could this be just short lived it is a question many fear especially since they do not know what further steps saudi arabia intends to take against lebanon. the international community is all parties to respect lebanon sulphur anti the u.s. state state department correspondent patty culhane reports from washington. it's the one question swirling around the world capitals what is going on with lebanese prime minister saad hariri he resigned his post well in saudi arabia does he want
to be there or is he being held against his will by the french weighed in you know that he should i think you should ask him this we simply note that he resigned that you travel to abu dhabi on the eve of president micron's visit so we think he is free in his movements and it is up to him to make his choice at the u.s. state department thursday the answer was less clear we have seen him in terms of the conditions of him being held or the conversations between saudi arabia and the prime minister hariri i would have to refer you to the government of saudi arabia and also to mr hariri office towards the conditions of him being held as he is he in detention well. i'm not going to put that word behi i'm i'm not going to associate that word with that but where he is right now. she went on to say she couldn't even talk about where they met but her boss is sending a strong statement about what should come next secretary of state rex tillerson writing that the u.s. respects the prime minister and sees him as
a strong partner he went on to warn there is no place in lebanon for foreign forces and the u.s. cautions against any party within or outside lebanon using lebanon as a venue for proxy conflicts an obvious message to saudi arabia but his boss u.s. president donald trump has been more willing in the past to give saudi arabia a green light to do what it wants it remains to be seen if that will apply to lebanon but at the united nations growing alarm after saudi ordered its citizens to leave that country this is a matter of great concern to us and what we want is for peace to be preserved in lebanon. it is essential that no new call fleet it ups in the region is going to have devastating consequences a critical time for a country wondering what's next for them and their leader political hane al-jazeera washington. so on to other news for now now russia says it struck
a date over the united states that will map out an end to the war and soviet the kremlin says the solution has to be a political one. the russian and u.s. presidents met on the sidelines off the apec summit in vietnam where they confirm their commitment to maintaining serious sovereignty trump said and putin reached the agreement very quickly adding that it will save a tremendous number of lives. just now we've adopted that document with the prism of the united states it's a very crucial document because we see it for some principal things firstly we continue the fight against terrorism in syria that's most important for the united states and for us especially in light of recent tragic events which happened there to do with recent terrorist acts as i've said we've been confronting that evil for quite some time now it's important for the whole international community that we continue to apply joint if it's of the utmost importance that we reaffirm the
sovereignty of syria its territorial integrity that after the fight against terrorism is over we'll start the political process under the auspices of the united nations. or we have lots to talk about with our correspondents osama bin job as and near the turkish syrian border and gallegos in washington d.c. let's start with russia correspondent chalons he's in moscow for us so what is the kremlin text say exactly of henri. well vladimir putin made some statements after this text of being released the text basically went through various commitments that the that the two leaders according to the kremlin have come to reaffirming basically the importance of the deescalation zones in syria that the two leaders are firmly committed to fighting i still that they think that the geneva process is the only way to resolve the conflict
ultimately and that as they said in this supposedly jointly released statements that is has recently committed to the geneva process now running a person in a press conference afterwards say that he believes that the fight against what he calls terrorists in syria is coming to an end and therefore the most important thing to do is to finish this job sustain the agreements on the escalation zones the cease fire regime and create the coordinate the create the conditions for the beginning of the political process that's what he says this joint agreement was about but i have to say something does not add up for me about all this for for a joint statement where is the u.s. side in all of this we haven't yet heard anything from the state department saying that they're fully on board with this or not only the barest of of knowledge once from donald trump himself then there's also this meeting which never really happens
between donald trump and glad to meet putin now but refuse and says that this is because they just couldn't work out the shed tooling and the protocol and as he joked afterwards someone is going to be punished for that but the fact of the matter is it seems as if it was the u.s. side that was reluctance to make that meeting go ahead and. knowledge this when he was asked what the lack of a meeting suggest. says world it suggests that russian u.s. relations are still very much in crisis russia he insists is willing to turn the page and commit to a better relationship and why very thank you very much for that challenge with a view from moscow let's bring in andy gallagher now he's live for us in washington d.c. so what are we hearing from from president trump bandy well all we have at the moment is a quote that rory was talking about from air force one where president trump said
will save many many lives but i think rory really nailed it this doesn't feel quite right at the moment because all we're getting is official statements from the kremlin in russia about what happened and what agreements may or may not have been made at the moment we've heard absolutely nothing from the state department at all it is a public holiday here this weekend it's early on a saturday morning and perhaps who wouldn't but given the monumental nature of the agreement that russia says it has made with the u.s. it's pretty quiet here we haven't heard any official statements at all and i think that's key to this entire thing because remember i think donald trump really wants russia on his side because he's dealing with north korea at the moment he said to reporters that if he gets a better relationship with russia he can also have a china and russia dealing with north korea which will help him out tremendously but all we have at the moment is this quote from president trump saying we will save many many lives it's very very good he didn't specify what was spoken about in
these apparently very short meetings with vladimir putin at the apec summit in vietnam so at the moment we're kind of in the dark here as to what actually happened what agreements have actually been made and hoping that something may come out the state department in the next few hours all right andy thank you very much for that and a gallon in washington d.c. let's go to guys in on technology harbinger that is following developments from near the turkish syrian border we've heard the first comments from the syrian opposition some of what are they saying. well according to dr reviews the former spokesman and an advisor to the high negotiations committee he says when russia talks peace it does war according to the syrian opposition agency group they welcome that these sides have agreed upon their own national interest but according to dr yang here they have ignored the interest of syria and syrians and he went step by step onto the there the commitments that have been made between the united
states and russia and if i could go there to read them out to you he says that they refer to syria and they refer to assad's commitment to the geneva convention and he says that's a blatant lie as history in the last five to six years of proven that assad has not been committed to any peace process or any other process at all he further goes on to say that there's been an agreement about elections but what what will be these elections how can they be sure that people living under the syrian regime and under the regime's militias would be able to say no to assad he says that when united states and russia talk about going after iceland which is clearly being wiped out quite rapidly they don't specify what will be the role of their forces in the in the years to come as they can they're going to continue their presence in the country he's also talking about the unit united nations security council resolution two to five four and he says when did you get security council resolution is about a constitution in a peaceful country in a country that can actually hear the voices of all of its people and well majority
of the syrians are either being displaced or moved out of the country how can that be possible so it raises a lot of questions about the future of assad this when and according to dr you hear this agreement what it says is not as interesting as it what it does not say especially about the future of president bashar al assad who does not mention in this communique and he says united states seems to be toeing the line that is being given to it by russia asama thang. you very much for that that's osama bin java joining us live from gaza to thank you. now iraqi forces have launched an offensive to capture one of the last remaining areas on the ice and control of the country to infantry divisions and sunni tribal forces are carrying out the operation in a province it's believed i still find as a holding ten thousand civilians hostage in the town of daraa iran khan has the latest for us from the capital of baghdad. the operation began early on saturday
morning as iraqi forces went in to the town of ramadi is described as a town however it's a series of small villages where eisel fighters i have been holed up after they fled operations against them in ramadi and fallujah now this is on the border the border crossing with jordan which has been a strategic stranglehold for isolate managed to stop traffic coming in and out of that border crossing so this is quite key although we're not expecting huge amounts of isis fighters to be in the area the fact that they are still there means that they were controlling that territory and this is all about who gets to control the territory now we're not expecting this to be as large an operation as we've seen perhaps say in mosul or against eisel in syria what we're expecting is the operation to be concluded fairly swiftly in fact what militia sources are telling us from the ground in amman is that ramana has already been liberated that hasn't been confirmed by the joint operations command that also the joint operations
commander told i'll just say that they're very concerned about civilian casualties and they want to avoid them so they're going to go in and a step by step basis they're going to surround romana first take ramana and then likely to move across the euphrates river and into and do exactly the same as a tactic that we've seen the iraqi security forces before take over areas outside of the areas i still control and then use that as a staging post to go in now like i said we're not expecting this operation to take months or weeks it's going to be likely it is going to take days and we will have a news within the next few days about the operation itself but the iraqi security forces very confident that this they can they can route eisel from on their last remaining stronghold in iraq. yemen state airliners to resume some international flights to the country a week after saudi arabia shut all access to it yemeni airways posted on its facebook page that flights to the government held cities of aden and say you would restart on sunday that aid agencies have told al jazeera that this does not mean
vital resources will be allowed into yemen the u.n. is calling for a complete lifting of the blockade warning of imminent famine. news hour including. tensions. mistreatment of refugees are. radical. and sport. lewis hamilton set the pace and a new bank with brazil has the details ahead of sunday's. of course a very busy day in the middle east we're going to get more on all of our top stories the situation in syria lebanon iran by bringing in our senior political
analyst. i don't quite know where to start but let's start with syria because of that statement from the u.s. and russian presidents eisel is all but defeated in syria you have these deescalation zones that are being sort of administered by foreign powers the next round of geneva talks set to start at the end of the month i mean how do you assess . the sort of possibility of a political solution at this point with all of this happening on the one hand i think the overall characterization of what's happening in the middle east is everyone's overreaching but what's happening on the global scene such as a meeting between the russian and american presence on the sidelines of an asian american summit sounds like an under reach meaning with the gravity of the situation in syria and with apparently or presumably
a commitment to fight isis we all know or the one who's been following situation in the middle east since the mid one nine hundred ninety s. if you don't create appropriate political solutions for syria i salute. will come back or something worse than ice it will come back just like the way we saw al qaeda come back in the form of ice so we will see another organization come back that's more radical than i saw in syria and iraq and elsewhere hence syria iraq yemen and other places are begging for political solutions for real responsible powers to step in and to all for bridging ideas and paving the way towards political solutions in the likes of syria unfortunately for the likes of the american president to say too late that we're going to save tremendous number of lives in syria really and they reached an agreement very very quickly very quickly and clearly not seriously clearly not cemented with
a creel roadmap to what we're going the only thing we know lays is some headlines for example some people were aspiring that perhaps a political solution will be created under russian auspices in asked i know where they were creating security type dick inflictions but now we're more clear that it's going to still happen in geneva where more of an american russian sponsorship will take place. what with the with the russians being so involved in syria and the americans being sold not involved in syria i sill aside i think clearly the russians continue to be more zealous and hence probably the explanation why the russians will rush to announce the communique and the americans well we're still waiting to hear from them what is that we should communicate yeah i mean you're talking about the need to find real political solutions for all of these problems and at the moment what we are a seeing is the opposite i mean eleven on of course the other big story of the week
if saudi arabia if what it wanted to create by forcing her to resign is you know instability in lebannon had they at least and immediate turn had the opposite effect where they have everyone in lebanon at the moment calling for unity i can think of anything the saudis have been doing recently that has not created the opposite effect the war in yemen created the op was the fact destruction of yemen and the soldiers still exposed to ballistic missiles being shut the word saudi arabia qatar and the gulf crisis that's definitely. boomerang against saudi arabia clearly exposing the lies and so on and so forth and now we see lebanon certainly overreaching i mean clearly now for all of us but i missed it how do you know if he had to resign he could have just resigned in lebanon went to the lebanese president said i'm resigning because this status quo is not acceptable
to us the sunni's or the lebanese or whatever because hezbollah is overreaching lebanon because iran is overreaching a lot when he did not he went to riyadh and he apparently read what looks like what sounds like so do words uttered by the lebanese prime minister who also happens to be a saudi citizen and now that saudi arabia telling all its citizens to pull a lot of lebanon basically not allowing them to go to lebanon let things saw that how do you who's as how this isn't going to lebanon that's going to be more or less an exception. and it was all of that really now that we're taking a more global look more like you know thirty five thousand feet look at the middle east it's clear to me that. after years of conflict and war and civil wars and different wars out of the womb of war we're seeing now birth and and rebirths of all sorts of phenomena and all sorts of powers trying to remap their influence
in the region and to remap the region from a small as the kurds in northern syria to iran and from turkey to saudi arabia as well as from russia to what some powers they're all knowledge trying to remap the middle east except it's all very i don't want to say spontaneous but it's all very improvised superficial not really understanding the gravity of the situation and not providing the necessary political solutions that people in the middle east people in the arab world deserve people in lebanon and syria and iraq and yemen deserve they're just putting words in cliches about the region so really there's the solution for lebanon or the fight over lebanon is found by a prime minister that basically is lost in saudi arabia is neither a hostage not a free man he's mystical lost in limbo in so you know we're just like everyone else
apparently in the region lost the limbo you know and how do you see he's there because of the actions of the crown prince muhammad and film on a lot of the shock that we're actually seen and the region have been since the crown prince mohammed bin salmaan came into that position how do you see what he is doing as part of the sort of shift the the why the shifts in the region that you're talking about let's first start with the wider shift in saudi arabia because i think for mohamed was a man and king solomon what has been important it seems since they took over power some two and a half three years ago is what is happening saudi arabia so let me introduce a new concept to our viewers around the world i think what's happening in saudi arabia. that did not happen over the last eighty ninety years is perhaps a move from the house of sound meaning so rude and all the sun's governing unsoldering there since nine hundred thirty two into now the house of solomon
meaning there is an attempt in within saudi arabia to basically silence the entire family over and all their supporters within the kingdom and all their positions of power in the kingdom in favor of the nuns with mohammad miss home and being this young in the object like want prince who is really too eager to ambitious and apparently reckless in the way they want to consolidate the power away from out so i would sell mine to do that as we've see it in other areas in the world and any student of international relations will tell you to consolidate that kind of power from within to make that kind of transformation within you either many factual or you explore it various conflicts outside your state and i think so many ways the war in yemen started with mohammed mr mann becoming minister of defense and then taking care of various businesses within like taking over the crown prince ship
from hamad bin i if it took place around the crisis with qatar and now there is the crisis in lebanon all over lebanon clearly that happened just around the time when he put all these princes and ministers in jail so as you see there's always this synergy between the consulate getting power internally and moving away from the house of sewed to the house of solomon absolutely because all the princes next cetera arrested the same day that you have the lebanese prime example resignation and as always great to get your thoughts thank you very much. now members of the trans-pacific partnership trade deal have agreed to proceed with the pact without u.s. involvement president donald trump with the support of the day in office using office throwing its future and out the remaining leaders agreed to proceed on the sidelines of the apec summit taking place in vietnam when hay has more from done nothing in vietnam. the asia pacific economic cooperation summit ended with yet another photo opportunity the twenty one leaders came together in vietnam on the
back of a difficult year for trade that continued on the sidelines of a pic with canadian prime minister justin trudeau at the center he initially balked at a deal to push ahead with the trans-pacific partnership trade agreement involving eleven apec members but after further often heated discussions between government ministers all t p p members finally agreed on the core elements of the pact. all eleven of us have agreed on the content we've maintained exactly the same high standards to twelve i think we've maintained a balance we've avoided opting for lower standards there are lots of areas where if you rush to agree high standards will be sacrificed but if you insist on high standards we can take a long time or some countries might drop out so all eleven countries are on board and this will send a very strong message to the us and other countries in the region. that message is asia pacific countries see regional trade deals as the best way forward that's in
contrast to the views of u.s. president donald trump who withdrew the united states from the t p p the trans-pacific partnership isn't finalized yet some parts of the deal still need to be negotiated but the fact that it's still alive without the u.s. combined with china's increasingly assertive role in this region means that this apec summit has come to a close with a sense that the united states is looking more isolated even the final statement from apec leaders was contentious and took longer than usual to finalize reportedly because of u.s. concerns about the wording the leaders called for the removal of market distorting subsidies came after president trump was highly critical of unfair trade practices during his speech on friday or the promotion of free trade and investment in the asia pacific region was a mission for apec member economies to maintain a pact as a key driver for regional integration. despite the statement apec again
showed that the united states under donald trump has a different view on trade to most other asia pacific nations wayne hay al jazeera donning vietnam. it's time for the weather now steph looking at europe today it's all getting a bit chilly much like it is in doha but morton let's have a look at what's going on there because we have this little calmer of cloud here that's just sweeping its way eastwards and behind it you can see all the air floating down from the north and that's bringing in some quite cool air for some of us at the moment and we are of that cold air over the next day or so so here's what we're expecting to happen on sunday then it's already pretty cool there in stockholm four degrees is the maximum at around five in warsaw but towards the west we're still relatively mild paris there getting to around eleven degrees it will be rather damp though so expect a lot of clouds and a lot of wet weather that's our pay off for having that mild air and as that. whether moved way away towards the south then suddenly the doors are open for the
cold air to work its way in paris down to just knowing degrees as a maximum but this time it should be war in the way of dry weather around that area of rain hasn't gone too far it's stretching from just to the south with the most all the way down across the alps there and we're expecting a fair amount of snow on its northern edge just because the air there is so cold to the south well a lot of heavy rain is expected heavy to kill early over parts of italy and as well as a lot of what weather we're expecting is a pretty strong wind so generally although windy and wet for many of us have been there's also more rain just across parts of greece stretches all the way down into the northern parts of africa so shop showers here too thank you very much steph still ahead on the news out of sports boston celtics kyrie irving is being monitored for concussion after and injuring scores against the charlotte home at a pace that has more on that next.
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good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news story the lebanese president is demanding an explanation from saudi arabia all the circumstances surrounding prime minister. preventing. a resignation a week ago russia says it struck a deal with the united states that will match an end to the war in syria the kremlin says the solution has to be a political one the leaders of the two countries met on the sidelines of the apec summit in vietnam and eleven asia pacific countries have reached
a deal the basis of a free trade pact without the u.s. they struck an agreement to revive the trans-pacific partnership on the sidelines the apec summit in vietnam. it is poland's independence day a day that in recent years has been the focus of rightwing nationalism an annual rite as hell through the capitol and soul which last year was joined by more than seventy five thousand people and let's get more on this now with. david chase he's live for us in. anything happening there now david. the march is about to start but we expect something like one hundred thousand this year which makes it one of the biggest gatherings of far right extremists white supremacists and xenophobes the world has seen so far in the last decade it is expected that it's going to be policed by the far right extremists themselves the
police are keeping very much to the sidelines but it's certainly very lively already with lots of firecrackers and flares being used but to get an idea of exactly what this group of extremists constitutes in the policies they're pushing into the mainstream of the politics here in poland i have with me a member of the independent investigative journalists unit that's exactly what policies are we hearing on the streets now are represented by these these demonstrators. these people are angry they are frustrated they are blaming muslims actually muslims which are not present in the poll and almost at all and they're also blaming liberal european for. the failures of the state there are looking for some kind of recognition sense of belonging and there are strong anti refugees. immigrants
yeah and they are strongly nationalists and here we can we can meet not only people from poland because this year they have guests from all around the europe from slovakia from hungary and also from. it is the case though isn't it the the leader of the governing party here himself was saying that the refugees are bringing in parasites and disease this is these extremist views are now going into the mainstream here in poland. actually and. this kind of views very far right are being mainstream mainstream media but also our polish government and our polish government. very hard anti immigrant policy here in poland and actually it was one of the forces polish
government which stopped european policy to support refugees in europe it is the case so in the last two years here the number of attacks violent attacks on the tiny muslim community here have increased greatly and yet it is true it is true and again what is said is that people who are attacking muslims are not certain by the police like police is not reacting in a way it should react i was here last year there was no violence and the police kept out of it and it was policed by the demonstrators themselves the far right themselves what sort of counter demonstrations are we expecting here today and what is the fear that there will be violence. there are some. anti-fascist those demonstrations here in warsaw but also in other. cities in poland they're not so large of course this one is the largest one but there were to be some
blockades against this march because. i go to thank you very much for talking to me and i'll just say right now. so we wait and see exactly how far the counter demonstrations will go and the reaction will be from the xenophobes far right extremists and white. supremacists. is very lively here at the moment and there could be some violence but there are water cannons and lots of police keeping on the sidelines at the moment we have to wait and see what the day brings david thank you very much that is david to live in warsaw thank you. now on a week when leaders appeared in court all over the region's declaration of independence support for the course continues to be mixed the cost on village of livia has had already separated from spain geographically at least nearly five hundred years ago our correspondent john hall went to see how people there view the
secession bid. two hours from barcelona the mediterranean coast kline's to the foothills of the pyrenees. the town of libya is a piece of spain surrounded by france the languages capital and and they see themselves as an enclave of catalonia and the. we already feel independent because in some way we believe that we've already built our borders at any given moment we could say let's separate libya from this. you see in korea inside a twelfth century a prison tower libya's mayor shows off relics of spain's not forgotten past without rancor. it had to have them he explains how on the day of catalonia independence referendum libya's ballot boxes were hidden from the police up here
with the bust of general franco and fascist political leader primo de rivera placed on top so many layers of irony in the. sales and the man by name with the sentiment is there the majority of the village favors independence the voting was ninety five percent for the us cyprus. it was a quirk of history that one libya it's geographical if not political independence in sixteen fifty nine the treaty of the period nice ended the war between spain and france under the treaty villages on the spanish side of the border it was ceded to france but libya was considered a town and so it remained part of spain. in the bars and cafes of this mountain town it's difficult to find a resident who doesn't support catalonia drive for independence is. difficult but
not impossible. paras is a local stone mason there's little girl guess cause and i stand on this they should never have asked for independence in my opinion and they should have looked for a new financial arrangement maybe because the only thing that has been provoked is disagreement among families in the entire place splitting people splitting everything. time passes slowly in a place like libya soon the snow will come and with it the winter tourist season visitors will pass between france and spain without really noticing on their way to slow. but people here most of them anyway have no doubt where they belong not in france or spain but catalonia jonah how al-jazeera libya. proper new guinea immigration officials have started dismantling parts of a beverage in camp and the had been given another two days that's until monday to
leave yet a male who has the latest from sydney. day by day what little is left of the now closed camp is being removed here papa new guinea authorities dismantle makeshift tents water tanks are being taken away in the rubbish bins the men had been using to collect water emptied the camp officially closed last month leaving the six hundred refugees and asylum seekers who were there without water power food or sanitation. police have reportedly said at least two hundred of those men have left since they cut off the essential services and won't use force on saturday to remove those who remain but some of the men in the menace camp say they fear an eventual violent confrontation with authorities. i mean and you were telling us. and i want to just listen to monday we're going to lose first time on.
oh yes. despite squalid conditions in the camp the men insist it's better than accommodation on offer in a nearby town they say it's unsafe and the attacks from local residents and police the un's refugee agency also says the transit centers are not ready to take them and is calling for a peaceful resolution to the crisis and we call on both governments australia as well as popular guinea to exercise restraint not to use violence and to find ways and means to resolve the current tensions peacefully. the men were sent to the man a silent camp four years ago after trying to reach
a stranger by boat under its policy not to accept any maritime arrivals but a supreme court ruled it was unconstitutional for p. and g. to host the camp prompting its closure the refugees and asylum seekers on linus were initially given little notice by p.n.d. authorities to leave by saturday but say a potential confrontation with police appears to have been delayed in turn monday with many of the men bowing they won't leave until a stray you can find them a safe home. al-jazeera sitting. the walls with us online shopping spree singles day has opened in china and it's already breaking records the e-commerce giant are evolve as has sales topped one and a half billion dollars in just the first three minutes of shopping step also reports from beijing gone vini and cheap and some say addictive online sales are going through the roof in china and electric tools flosser god look
ching's i discount twenty percent you really visits a store these days laptop as equipment cameras all bought with a few clicks and many other items he admits he doesn't even need. sometimes i do overconsume a line especially when there are also a lot of times are by them without thinking too much and never touch them again after i open the packages even if i don't like them i will return because of the lazy. singles day started in the nine hundred ninety s. as a response to valentine's day but it has gone far beyond people's relationship status online giant alibaba managed to turn what's now called double eleven into a shopping spectacle that captivate most of china exactly at midnight on november eleventh discounts appear online and the buying spree begins.
the sounds of. what if twenty years ago america was china's role model but now when we talk about online business china is doing better than the u.s. in many ways. two thousand and sixteen nearly eighteen billion u.s. dollars were spent in just twenty four hours as a publicity stunt e-commerce companies are using drones to deliver packages to some of china's island's transport companies are working overtime to the when millions of packages swallowed six hundred. here and this year are most likely to hire less by a slowing economy but there's an environmental downside to the online shopping festival according to greenpeace research shows that in two thousand and sixteen double eleven produced two hundred fifty eight thousand tons of c o two because of transportation and waste management that's the equivalent of two and
a half million trees. you go from here when we shop online the retailers tend to over package they always wrap more layers around the original packaging usually plastic bags this uses more resources and creates more waste. a problem look ching has yet to become aware of for him online shopping has become like his mobile phone there's no life without it anymore and to prove that home shopping does not increase laziness he demonstrates the home gym he bought online is that fast and al-jazeera beijing where the sports news still ahead on the news our form of faith for president sepp blatter is the latest high profile men to be accused of sexual harassment pay said we'll have the details. violence and discrimination are all too familiar to many women in india
a reality too often reinforced by bollywood. but its leading star is throwing his weight behind the cause. of the territory and using his celebrity to advocate for gender equality. the snake charmers on economy witness at this time on a disease that. you responding six continents across the globe. al-jazeera has correspondents live and bring you the stories they tell you that this was not good news not just a letter saying you. were at the mercy of the russian camp or palestinian refugee agency or sued in world news.
now every month hundreds of day commission school losses from the u.s. a job in south to guatemala where they're given a new lease of life than a pedal repainted and made road worthy to transport millions of people across the country david meserve reports from. inside this workshop in guatemala a radical transformation is under way these old school buses were taken off the roads in the united states. but through hard work and ingenuity what i'm olens are injecting new life into another country's junk five thousand meals it will go to the mighty us for the united states these yellow bus it worked for eight to ten
years you know no longer useful or i might say take the garbage or transform it and make it better and the buses work for another ten fifteen or even twenty owners each bus is customized according to the needs of its owner windows and seats are removed and the body is repaired and modified larger engines more powerful turbochargers ten speed manual transmissions and beefier brakes are installed just . and paint jobs complete the month long process which costs upwards of thirteen thousand dollars. to hear a bus with ten rows might be loaded with eighty people well in the united states would only carry half as many and their children the buses also carry lots of merchandise on the roof so they need a big mechanical transformation. the brightly colored buses are a ubiquitous part of the guatemalan landscape the up cycle buses haul millions of people to work every day passengers choose the fanciest buses hopeful that
a nice paint job means the owner has also maintained the brakes and the tires. drivers often work twelve to fourteen hour shifts earning around three hundred dollars a month but they can earn more if they beat the competition to the next stop some have driven the same bus for more than a decade. the up cycle school buses haul millions of people to work every day passengers look for the flashiest buses hopeful that the owner who takes care of the paint also maintain the tires and brakes put these tricked out machines represent an antidote to our throwaway culture unwanted up north they've become an affordable transportation solution that shows no sign of slowing down david mercer al-jazeera and what amala. it's time for sport now peter as a thank you so much two thousand feet for world cup quarter final sinegal are on their way to russia next year to defeating south africa. on
a friday it's the first time since two thousand and two that they've qualified for the tournament nicholas hawke reports from the uk i go senegal go just one of many happy fans the country celebrated into the night as the team known as the lions qualify for the world cup for the first time in fifteen years we're going to. be using that when you are it's not just a victory for senegal but for africans we will beat the european teams and russia mark my words we will beat them for ninety minutes senegal was at a standstill the streets of the capital deserted people watched the game at fruit stalls in their homes and at barber shops. there are a few close shaves but less than halfway through the first half senegal's. scores the opening goal. moments later midfielder said your money score senegal second goal was the world cup qualifier was a rematch the game was first played a year ago the referee awarded south africa winning penalty for
a handball that in fact and take place. the referee said it was a human error on him for refereeing for life and ordered a rematch. so if you need to fight fulton cheats you need to go further they need to go after those that attempt to corrupt referees in the game there's more to it and surely more people involved. despite many african footballers playing in the top european leagues few african teams usually qualify for football's biggest spectacle the last time senegal qualified for the world cup it was in two thousand and two in south korea where the team lost to turkey in the quarterfinals fifteen years on with this victory and hope to do even better in russia next year. qualifying fair and square against a strong south african team is for many here a moment of pride south africa is the first african nation to have a host at the world cup in russia senegal wants to become the first african team to
win it nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car the italian job of making the world cup just got a little harder they've been beaten one nil by sweden. the score at the two thousand six. hundred thirty and one hundred fifty eight competitions get another chance in monday's second leg. they'll be everything to play for when new zealand's qualifier against peru moves to lima on thursday that's often goes through in the first leg in winter there was a real disaster for the home side in the seventh but it's been a mix up in communication they have to go keep a stiff and making a screw everything save the best chance for losing the six minutes one thomas shot was. some incredibly good result for us. when our new position to be sort of. set in on that and the mindset for us is now
you know we've not cheap anything and you know it's all about now making sure that we recover and we travel well and we do a professional job for when we get out there and the mindset is we've achieved nothing and we you know we want to go to russia and of people your door and go but it's not an easy place to come here to try to win the game i mean we always try to play good football but sometimes it was difficult because the opponents in this case new zealand were very tough for us they have very good organization they play very strike football and. world cup qualifying continues on saturday with morocco and ivory coast meeting in a winner takes all affair in. the ivorians have been to each of the last three tournaments well the moroccans have not qualified since france ninety eight lead the group standing so a draw will be enough for them but if ivory coast win then the team known as the elephants will be on their way to russia. it doesn't matter how morocco
plays whether they attack or defend that's not what we're focusing on we're focusing on ourselves i think that if we prepare well we have a team that can beat any team in africa and we know that so it's in the training that we'll see how well when the ball work together be united with each other that's what's going to allow us to raise our game in front of our fans and. had that we're focusing on our goal which is to qualify for the world cup her bernard knows the team very well and he is well aware about the responsibility in the coming match i hope that the players as well or where their responsibilities for god willing we're going to qualify in abidjan ivory coast and morocco one of five matches in total in african world cup qualifying taking place on saturday zambia and cameroon complete their campaigns with neither having a chance to go to russia they'll be playing for pride really in group eighteen is here finish off at home to libya now a win will see the two new zealand's qualify but if they should lose that match the
democratic republic of congo could actually go through but they would need to beat first. former pfieffer boss blatter is the latest high profile person to face sexual assault allegations u.s. football player hope solo claims in an interview published on saturday in a portuguese newspaper that blatter grabbed her inappropriately at an awards ceremony in twenty thirteen solo as part of the u.s. women's football team but was suspended last year blatter who was banned from football on corruption allegations has told the guardian that the claims are ridiculous another high profile american gymnast says she was sexually abused by team physician larry nasser in an interview with a u.s. network three time olympic gold medalist allie raise men since she was first treated by nasser when she was fifteen the twenty three year old is the most
prominent athlete to have come forward about dr nasser who's in jail currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to child pornography charges the united states have drawn first blood in the fed cup final against belarus in minsk vanda way six four six four when alexander assessment edge hearing the first rubber to the americans. and sloane stephens have just taken to the court boston celtics kyrie irving is being monitored for concussion of an elbow to the face in the n.b.a. clash with the charlotte hornets on friday the point guard received the injury from teammate aaron baines in the first quarter and immediately fell to the ground visibly hurt and bleeding and had to be taken to the locker room three has not been diagnosed with concussion but is being closely monitored despite the setback boston for trying to win the game ninety eighty seven. i have just collected his fourth.
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