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and i welcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha with me and as the parana i'm also ahead saudi arabia says it will reopen some of yemen's ports and holds much needed aid for millions of people facing famine. donald trump made for the pain president or they go to that in manila but there's confusion over whether they talk about human rights abuses cancer scare of his more afraid of the health system and rio de janeiro and. woman three hundred eighty people in iran and iraq have been killed by the earthquake near the border where most four thousand were injured in the magnitude seven point three quake it caused widespread damage in both countries with. tens of
thousands forced from their homes and noncom reports from baghdad. first responders quickly deal with the wounded in western iran a seven point three magnitude earthquake bringing schools of the injured through hospital doors. i fell from the balcony it was so far. pieces of glass fell on me and hurt my hand. you rivals from remote towns swell the hospital to capacity the injured continue in ever increasing number as more people are found in the rubble the death toll rises to the earthquake was centered on the iraq iran border near the iraqi town of halabja striking at nine eighteen p.m. local time the u.s. geological survey immediately issued an orange alert saying deaths and damage should be expected then came the first reports of fatalities on the iranian side of the border in the town of consolation in people use their phones to record the devastation early reports suggest eight villages have been damaged by daybreak an
estimated seventy thousand people were displaced iranian authorities quickly moved in field hospitals and emergency equipment the country has a history of dealing with earthquakes iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world several major fault lines across the country and in two thousand and three a six point six magnitude earthquake flattened the historic city of bam twenty six thousand people died although earthquakes are common in iran here in iraq they're much less common and that's led to a lot of concern from ordinary people who here in baghdad for example experience an earthquake for the very first time buildings swayed from left to right cars came to a standstill so there was real concern up in the kurdish reason we also saw shopping malls and homes being evacuated however the real damage the real concern is on the iranian side of the border people have been sleeping out on the streets and it's likely they'll spend another night out in the streets of another
earthquake how does their baghdad. mark allen is a professor in the department of earth sciences at darley university in the u.k. and he says there will be more damage on the iranian side to sujit a lot geographical differences iranian landscape is much more mountainous than its counterparts on the iraqi side to the west but remember that that landscape and the location of the political border a lot of it comes down to these geological faults that shape the landscape so repeated earthquakes on these faults of lifted up the mountains in their present configuration and created that mountainous landscape on the iranian side whilst keeping the iraqi territory rather sort of subdued and flatter with consequently fewer casualties when an individual earthquake strikes aftershocks are inevitable fortunately each of the the ones recorded so far since the main shock have been
much smaller on the mark and shoot of four and five we can't predict exactly when and where they will occur they could occur over the next days and even months in this region we've already seen with the first aftershocks that they're occurring on a sort of broad north south distribution south of the main shock and that's probably indicating sort of further activity on the same fault system let's move on to other news now thousands of yemenis have marched in the capital pharma to denounce the closure of ports by the salving their coalition demonstrators held banners condemning the blockade while organizers call for unity in the face of the aggression they also called on the international community to pressure the saudi government to reopen the ports and allow aid shipments through saudi arabia three and off yemen's ports and airports after iranian backed fired a myth outwards the saudi capital lying days ago. but in djibouti international aid
groups are loading much needed supplies onto a ship to send to yemen but as our correspondent muhammad the reports they've yet to get clearance to dock in the revel how port of the day that you are an official say they're in a race against time to deliver a much needed aid to the people of yemen usually that will be taking these supplies with dollars to the ports. on the other and in yemen but because of the broke the impost on the country by the saudi led coalition they haven't been able to take anything from djibouti to yemen in the past week and a mouthful to use a much bigger ship to make the delivery they say they would ideally want to take the supplies which include. for the whole of a response as well as therapeutic food formal notice children to the point of the day that but they do not have access to the port yet djibouti has become an important hub for the yemen relief operation in the past few years and also
stranded here about sixty members of staff of the united nations and other international organizations u.s. president donald trump has been meeting made is at the summit in manila including host president of the white house says human rights issues and that had his war on drugs were discussed but the philippine government says they weren't genuine though has moved from manila. when he was sworn into office philippines president will be good to talk to says that could she will be cutting ties with the united states but now more than a year later and as chairman of the association of southeast asian nations critics a deterrent is now singing a different tune. over the years we are going to you know. he promised to
pursue an independent foreign policy veering away from the u.s. while building closer relations with china and russia those who want supported him now say deter the strong man image isn't quite what it. really shows the kind of relationship there is between him and trump but with the philippines and the united states it's a neo colonial relations all of many is for a truly independent foreign policy independent from the dictates of the united states of america it's donald trump's first trip to the philippines since he took office security experts say top of his agenda are the growing tensions in the korean peninsula will also be meeting with leaders of as he and member states all our diplomatic ties with north korea but have unanimously condemned pyongyang's nuclear weapons program over the weekend three was aircraft carriers carried out joint exercises off the east coast of south korea worrying many here that the
situation shows no sign of the escalating the south china sea dispute is also on the agenda together with the growing influence of i still in the region and the ruhi a crisis in me and mark the thirty and shop are meeting on the sidelines today a lateral discussion that is making many here nervous but trump says the two countries have a great relationship trump wants glossed over deterred to so-called war on drugs which has led to the deaths of more than ten. thousand filipinos. and far from the glittering i see and protests continue in downtown manila. this is going on for more than thirty minutes now. protesters are chanting the word coup which means. they say philippine state forces together with. our stooges of the united states. more than two thousand people showed up and there is no shortage of zeal or anger. but the history between the two
countries is so intertwined it will take more than a few protests to separate the united states from its former colony. manila. surrender or starve and this international says the syrian government's method used against civilians constitutes crimes against humanity is calling for an end to what it calls the dark stain on the world's conscience a new report says government forces surrounded and bombed to densely populated opposition controlled areas thousands of people were given an ultimatum to abandon their homes or die and the state has farms and food supplies were burned hospitals and clinics destroyed and people were deprived of medical care the report condemns not only the syrian government but also some opposition groups it says both restricted and blocked humanitarian help amnesty is asking for an independent body to investigate and prosecute those responsible well earlier we spoke to diana from
on the syria research for amnesty international. and cafe and fall which is part of the four towns agreement we found that had a shot islamic movement at the had formerly formerly known as robot and responsible of besieging the predominately shia advantages and the countryside so civilians have described to was what i mean they're going through the same horrific experiences as other besieged areas besieged by the syrian government so these two towns the armed groups have restricted and humanitarian access deprived them from food to water and even shed a great cultural field to prevent them from accessing the agricultural produce these gas conditions always have just proven to be a temporary cease fire but what we've seen in these former besieged areas that the government was able to recapture these areas from armed opposition groups by
besieging them and you know forcing them or compelling them to surrender negotiating an agreement which basically has affected civilian population the most forcing them to give their homes to other opposition controlled areas such as government controlled areas now these civilians that are numbered and thousands are living in a dire humanitarian conditions they're living in makeshift camps with no access to services and others i have to pay rent and pay for water and they tricity the disk additional zones haven't lifted the sieges of the civilian population is to report to see its yarmulkes to besieged and the countryside supposedly there's a deescalation zone however we've seen a sever violations like attacks on civilians hospitals and other civilian objects so in effect these us couldn't shouldn't zones have been haven't like protected civilians for that reason we're calling on the government to end these on go for that tax especially their allies russia and iran and to lift the siege is on the
remaining half a million civilians. still ahead on the bulletin the north koreans want to show on trying to defect the sound through one of the world's most heavily guarded border. hundreds of a strain politicians have been given a free way to prove they know you will tell you why coming up. how there was pretty quiet now across southern parts of china still a chance of one of the into the far south west of the country hong kong she'll be fine and dry temperatures here at around twenty six degrees further north you might see wanted to showers for a time up towards shanghai but i think they will be few and far between but just guys come back into hong kong as we go on through wednesday a chance of wanted to showers towards high now and into the gulf of tonkin central
as the vietnam also seeing some rather wet weather as winds continue to drive their way in as from the north eastern that northeasterly wind also pushing a fair few showers into the southeastern corner of india plenty of cloud around here mostly see wanted to those showers creep in the way towards flag i think frankly should be largely dry basically. just around the southern parts of under but that welcome cloud just making its way towards northern plains of india spilling out of the north of pakistan and that could help to clear the air in new delhi at least temporarily as we go on through wednesday meanwhile that wet weather will push east why right up that eastern side of india some heavy downpours pushing right up towards additional towards west bengal and maybe also some wet weather also stretching its way into bangladesh elsewhere is dry.
facing the reality the president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent ordered that order hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be and. hear their story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. but have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories hundred eighty people have died in a powerful earthquake that struck me
a box border with another four thousand people in the magnitude seven point three quake and the state international says the syrian government's use of surrender methods against civilians constitutes his crimes against humanity as released a report saying the bombing densely populated areas giving the residents an ultimatum to abandon their homes or die saudi arabia's mission to the u.n. has announced that the saudi led coalition will begin reopening airports and seaports in yemen access to the ports of aden mccollough admin will be reinstated over the next twenty four hours they have placed a blockade on yemen after what the rebels fired a missile towards riyadh a week ago. lebanon's president says it's positive that promise to solve the may take back his resignation i doubt he made the comment on his first interview since on expectedly resigning in saudi arabia more than a week ago saying to haul the reports from beirut. this is the first time saud how
did he makes public remarks since his resignation announcement more than a week ago from the saudi capital riyadh he sought to dispel reports that he had been detained the well being of lebanon's prime minister and his freedom of movement have been open to question in a live interview he denied he was forced to resign and said he is a free man and. i submitted my resignation i know it's not a normal process for a prime minister but i had to take some security measures to return back safe and sound the circumstances behind his decision to step down united a deeply divided country earlier people used. to show solidarity with. some lebanese may now be convinced that he is not under house arrest others however haven't changed their minds it clearly was a comfortable situation physically look. what he was saying was very. contradictory to many people in lebanon
saying that he's free when i look but if and when it does return it doesn't guarantee that lebanon's latest political crisis will be resolved if i withdraw my resignation as prime minister of lebanon we must respect the distancing of lebanon from the regional conflicts we should pull out from the interventions in the region with a few years ago lebanon officially adopted a policy of staying out of regional conflicts particularly from the war in syria hezbollah has been accused of ignoring that policy by sending troops to fight alongside the syrian government the iranian allied group has long resisted demands to withdraw its forces and it is unlikely to heed that demand now. also singled out yemen accusing hezbollah of interventions that puts lebanon at risk heidi said he resigned to save lebanon but the political vacuum his resignation created has only destabilized the country heidi. he is the tops and the politician in lebanon
replacing him will not be easy democracy here is about consensus and a candidate has to be accepted by all rival camps for stability to prevail appearance and comments did little to ease the tensions instead he looked more like a pawn in the regional power struggle between iran and saudi arabia so out of. beirut. south korea's military says north korean troops have shot and injured a fellow soldier as he tried to defect to the south it happened near the border village of palm one john the soldiers being taken to hospital kathy novak has moved from salt. according to the south korean joint chiefs of staff a north korean soldier ran across the border just before four in the afternoon seoul time they say north korean soldiers shot the man in the arm as he crossed the joint security area within the d.m.z. running towards the south korean building known as the freedom house they added
that south korean soldiers did not fire any shots because those fired by the north did not reach the southern side the man was transferred to a hospital in the south now the joint security area or j s a is the area of the border jointly policed by north and south korean soldiers the two sides have held talks there and tourists regularly visit the area u.s. president donald trump tried to visit the d.m.z. during his trip here last week but bad weather prevented his helicopter from landing most a north korean defectors use the border with china but other soldiers have crossed into the south over the d.m.z. in the past mostly outside the joint security area involved in today's incident. myanmar's army has replaced the general in charge of operations of iraq and state from where more than six hundred thousand four hundred refugees have fled into neighboring mongar there a senior u.n. official meanwhile is accusing the almost troops of systematically gang raping and
torturing the hinge of woman and using rape as a weapon of war pita sharples more the imposingly wide river now which separates my mom and bangladesh was the final hurdle for another wave of increasingly desperate rohingya refugees nearly two hundred people many of them women and children made their way to freedom paddling improvised rickety raft kept afloat by empty plastic jerry cans scavenged along the way as they fled the country using homemade paddles and sheets of plastic it was a long and slow crossing some just paddled with their hands. on the final half the rafts were intercepted by bangladesh frontier guards these people are not welcome here and for an hour the guards circled the rafts trying to persuade them to turn back and pushing them up river the refugees ignored them and pushed on to the shoreline. they've been travelling for weeks and with land for
a mixture of exhaustion and relief on the faces of those who'd reach safety traumatised by what they'd witnessed during the long march out of my mom for the children still too young to comprehend that they may never return to their homes. each had their own story to tell. we built this raft with plastic jerry cans we found in burned down villages. we couldn't manage boats as we couldn't afford the rent moreover i thought of our neighbors got robbed when they left the camps with the boat people they lost all their money and everything they had. it took us three days to reach safety one day to cross the hill one day to prepare the raft and a third day to row across the river. these are just a handful of the hundreds of thousands to have sought refuge in bangladesh many repeating stories of violence rape and murder carried out on the refugees a senior u.n.
official in dhaka raise the issue with the international criminal court this week whether my own mom military can be held responsible peter shop al jazeera. at australia now where employees have been given three weeks to prove that they don't hold dual citizenship following the crisis that led to the government losing its majority promise to malcolm turnbull's conservative coalition has lost two members including the deputy prime minister m.p.'s from several parties were forced to resign or dismissed in recent weeks as a strenuous constitution. sitting in parliament andrew thomas has moved from sydney . this is australian prime minister malcolm turnbull's attempt to put an end to all can only be described as the jewel citizenships saga that is completely dominated australian politics for the last few weeks it was last month of course that australia's highest court threw out five and paintings from parliament for being jule citizens even though they claim they didn't realise they were the high court
interpreted the constitution in a very strict way since then other m.p.'s revealed that their parents or grandparents were born in other countries and have stood down from parliament because they also think that they might be citizens well malcolm turnbull is saying that every politician now by the sum of the first half of the clare where they were born where their parents were born and where their grandparents were born and if any of those people were born outside of australia a politician has to prove that they have renounced any potential citizenship he is desperate the prime minister to stop this dominate saying the political cycle into next year as well as the end of this. now for nearly a week the indian capital has been choked with toxic small hospital admissions have spiked authorities have taken extraordinary measures to improve air quality the people in delhi is have been plagued by pollution for years and they want the government to act mellow home takes a closer look at why the air they breathe is so dangerous. at first glance it looks like delhi is blanketed by
a thick wintry farm but the sheer number of people covering their mouths shows this is something more sinister for almost a week people have been gasping for breath and hailing a toxic combination of microscopic particles and noxious fumes many have heeded the warning to stay home but some are getting tired of that we have weathered a lot and that's why we had we were all waiting for the last four or five days but finally we've had no matter how much we can i don't say this is all it will be clearer to me at times delozier has been almost ten times worse than the chinese capital beijing a city bishan known for its special with pollution. here's what makes the smog so dangerous air quality is assessed by counting measure with a diameter of less than two point five micro metres we're talking absolutely tiny here around thirty times finer than
a human here so small it can only be detected with an electron microscope and small enough to get into your lungs and pass into the bloodstream causing heart and respect tree problems the air quality index puts the upper limits for good ear at no more than fifty and the highest and most hazardous level on that index is three hundred plus the count for delhi at times of the last few days has climbed to double that up past six hundred masks my make people feel better but they offer little real protection from a pollution like this experts say it's the same as smoking forty to fifty cigarettes a day construction projects vehicle fumes and home fires during winter are all being blamed but most believe farm fires are the main culprit here farmers in neighboring states clearing their fields by burning them it's against the law but it's also cheap and easy and every year state governments are accused of turning
a blind eye emergency hospital admissions have risen between twenty and thirty five the scene government leaders have ordered the closure of more than six thousand schools halted construction and to limiting trucks to only those carrying essential supplies forecasts of rain in the coming days my office some response might but forecasters say it will only be temporary in the meantime those who can a staying home but many others in delhi simply can't afford to nor do they have the money to get to hospital when the smoky gray has becomes too much to be here. and desire. the european union as preparing economic sanctions and an arms embargo on venezuela e.u. foreign ministers have agreed to the legal basis for travel bans and asset freezes but have yet to decide her target and the venezuelan government both the us and
e.u. have accused president maduro of attempting to install a dictatorship. delegates out of all summit on cancer will spend this year's conference talking about ways to increase access to treatment while people in remote and regional areas may struggle to access services there's a growing trend of people in major urban areas missing out to one of the for the issues facing cancer patients in rio de janeiro. ten year old denver needs his mother's help with his studies beyond his fighting breast cancer which appears to have spread to her spine hit the muscles. she's not sure since she's been waiting for more than a year for a full diagnosis the struggle against cancer exacerbated by a battle to get where did you nearest public health system to work for. my stay more than just i'm more afraid of the national health system than i am of my cancer the bureaucracy is so slow everything you need a biopsy or
a visit to the oncologist it takes so long. this is national of britain's off this is the health ministry has cut funding to real hospitals by thirty five percent this year the office last week released this footage from one of the city's biggest cancer treatment hospitals patients who wait weeks for a bed equipment is damaged and there's a shortage of both staff and medicines in this hospital forty percent of patients had the chemotherapy the spoon because drugs were not available at all minot out of firstly they have to increase the health care budget especially for cancer treatment for example cancer medicines one hospital accounts for sixty percent of the budget the budget needs to be more responsibly managed. brazil's national cancer institute is considered one of the country's best but even here patients complain about delays. and need to be receiving chemotherapy or radiation at the same time because they can't operate on me but they haven't been able to start the
radiation yet i don't know maybe the lack of space i don't know but i don't have access. to the i'm friends paid for one examination she desperately needed it cost more than the hall they're unwilling to reveal the cancer had spread possibly because of the delay in treatment i lost my mother eight years ago to the same illness she was treated in another hospital and i saw her struggle i wish i hope with all my heart that things will be different for me i want to show that people with cancer can be cured and if you shop for your rights you will receive the treatment you should. have many like are in similar situations is running out there hope is a big global conference being held a long way from home can help solve the crisis on their doorstep. al-jazeera.
and again i'm. the headlines on al-jazeera more than three hundred eighty people have died in a powerful earthquake that struck me iraq's border with iran another four thousand people have been injured in a magnitude seven point three quake. saudi arabia's mission to the un has announced the saudi led coalition will begin reopening airports and seaports in yemen access to the ports of aden and moscow will be reinstated over the next twenty four hours saudi has placed a blockade on yemen after which the rebels fired a missile towards a week ago. well thousands of yemenis have marched in the capital sana'a to denounce the closure of ports by the saudi red colonization demonstrators held banners condemning the blockade while organizers call for unity in the face of sal the aggression and the state international says the syrian government's use of surrender or starve methods against civilians constitutes as crimes against humanity it's released a report saying government forces a bomb and densely populated areas given residents an ultimatum to abandon their
homes or die. south korea's military says north korean troops have shot and injured a fellow soldier as he tried to defect to the south it happened near the border village of one job the soldiers being taken to hospital lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is denying claims he's being detained in saudi arabia and his first public comments since announcing his resignation last week he said he was free to leave and plan to return to lebanon in a matter of days we on mars army has replaced the general in charge of operations in iraq and state where more than six hundred thousand one hundred refugees have fled from and to neighboring vong the senior year when the official meanwhile is accusing me on mass troops of systematically gang raping and torturing will hinge a woman using rape as a weapon of war she says she will raise the issue of the mistreatment of the hendra at the international criminal court. the european union is preparing economic
sanctions and an arms embargo on venezuela your foreign ministers have agreed to the legal basis for travel bans and asset freezes but have yet to decide who to target in the venezuelan government both the us and you have accused president nicolas maduro of attempting to install a dictatorship those are the headlines talk to al-jazeera that's coming up next. on counting the cost the princes what it means for the saudi economy how rich do you have to be to avoid paying taxes. after the paradise papers show how the world's wealthiest their money. trump card counting the cost at this time. you. see.