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this is al jazeera live from london thank you for joining us coming up on the program mugabe's exit deal reports zimbabwe's former president has been granted immunity from prosecution. this belief and despair in argentina as families of forty four people on board a missing summary are told their relatives may have been the victims of an explosion and bangladesh and myanmar agree on a deal to repatriate range of refugees but on the ground there is skepticism. yemen's main international airport has not reopened the despite the saudi led coalition saying that it would the military alliance had announced it would be allowing humanitarian aid into sana airport and the seaport of data they've been
facing increasing pressure from the u.s. and u.n. to lift the blockade mohammed reports. seem here just days ago many expected that come thursday aid would be flowing once more through her data one of yemen's major ports. saudi arabia announced on wednesday it would ease its blockade of yemen's air and sea ports and that within twenty four hours humanitarian supplies would resume arriving in her data where around eighty percent of yemen's food imports are delivered as well as via united nations flight to the capital sanaa on thursday u.n. officials still weren't totally sure when they'd be given access to restart bringing supplies to yemen we were told that the newly gave a seed assist with. just a day so we could in the applications or quest for the ships to come into the boards and also for flights to come into the committee going in syria to some and
also to bring it to our stuff so we would think things are normal procedures to get more of the lines and we also in those places in those into little animals will be some opening of the ports as well as notification is it of the actual operational costs not. other aid workers have told ages either they welcomed the saudi announcement but don't believe it goes far enough yemen the most impoverished country in the middle east is facing a number of crises. a cholera epidemic that has seen over nine hundred thousand suspected cases since april the largest outbreak ever recorded and the u.n. says seven million people are on the verge of famine and that severe acute malnutrition is in danger in the lives of almost four hundred thousand children plus the latest danger an outbreak of the potentially fatal disease diptheria is threatening children and the elderly in the central city of. not just the human is it is said it was also. the fuel shortage in the countries that he says you know we
want to try me to the fuel is a comedy of this openness by this it ghoulish and to allude to operations that you . now as the u.n. grows yet more concerned and a humanitarian crisis becomes even more dire yemenis in desperate need wait for answers and aid. does either. well depriving food access is increasingly being used as a weapon of war as mohammad jim jhoom was saying in his report seven million yemenis are on the brink of famine as a result of the civil war and saudi led blockade the norwegian refugee council has called it illegal collective punishment in syria the world food program says residents of eastern who have been forced to eat animal food and scavenge from rubbish bins because of a five year long government seeds and the u.n. report earlier this month accuse the south sudanese government of the liberally
stopping food aid from reaching western parts of the country where its troops were fighting rebel forces the government denies the charge well to discuss this further i'm joined by alex the volleys of director of the world peace foundation and author of mass starvation the history and future of famine thank you so much for being with us here on al-jazeera let's start with yemen first of all because of course we've been seeing these dreadful pictures what do you make of the international response in the way that people have been dealing both governments and ordinary people reading the press had been dealing with the fact that this is now a famine i don't think we can really talk about an international response up to now it's been an international response. yemen is the famine crime of our generation it is the destruction of an entire country through gradual degradation of its economic infrastructure its social welfare infrastructure the deprivation of food it's not as though the deliberate intent of the saudis and the reason that our allies has
been to create starvation but the way in which they have conducted the war has had that foreseeable result and their priority of conducting the war in the way they wanted to has consistently over written any humanitarian sensibility even up to today and clearly. unless efforts are may not only to bring in urgently humanitarian assistance to open the poor to open the airports teacher to revive and rebuild the health care infrastructure but also to to rebuild the basic economy this is going to be a disaster that will last a generation when you talk about famine as a as a weapon of war and i mean the whole of war is obscene but there are some red lines for the use of chemical weapons or example do you think that famine is seen as a red line and should it be seen as one time in has not been seen as a red line and one of the reasons for that is the great maritime powers the western
powers the united kingdom the united states have in their own history used blockade have you starve ation as part of their military tactics maybe not to the same degree as others but they have been very reluctant to how chlorate and i think it's time that that should stop i think famine should famine as a mechanism of war including both nasty deliberate starvation of besieged enclaves and the pursuit of military and political objectives in a reckless manner that creates major ferment should be our core should be considered completely toxic and unacceptable what actually happens on an international political level when a famine is the clear to say well nothing really happens other than when it was manmade and what. well if the united nations declares famine in a particular place it does cause a humanitarian outcry it does call cause international agencies to say we must and
to does generate publicity but there are no legal mechanisms there are no political or legal obligations of any government to try to prevent foam and this is clearly a a short term over many decades we have seen huge progress in overcoming famine in fewer famines less lethal famines and then in the last year or so that progress is being reversed because of the callous indifference of a number of governments around the world and that of course we should remind our viewers the blockade on yemen continues even though seven million people are at risk of starvation alex of all thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us thank you. thank. god isn't bad when now with the former president robert mugabe has reportedly been granted immunity from prosecution under a deal brokered as part of his resignation security and political sources have told al-jazeera the agreement guarantees a safety in zimbabwe and means that he won't go into exile the sources say mugabe
expressed that he wants to die in his home country andrew symonds has more now from her addie. there hasn't been an official announcement and there isn't likely to be warm but political and security sources are saying that there has been a deal between robert mugabe and the negotiators ahead of his resignation he had thought apparently that he had to have protection against any prosecution in the impeachment proceedings but no there was no offer initially of any form of protection but apparently there is now and the gobby has indicated not directly but indirectly that he wants to stay in zimbabwe he doesn't want to go into exile and by his side in that picture which again isn't official it was on social media it is apparently taken recently not in state houses but elsewhere with grace mcgarvie there on that so far with three key figures behind them one of them
a negotiator another one an intelligence member and a prominent businessman now what is happening now is that seeing emmis and. get in place for a major move at his swearing in to actually announced major change right across the board so all eyes are going to be on that historic event and all hopes it has to be said of seventeen million zimbabweans also resting on what he has to say on friday . fears are growing for forty four crewmembers on board a missing argentinian submarine the argentine navy says well could have been an explosion was heard near the last known location of the a r a some one that had been emotional scenes at the margot plant a naval base for relatives of the subs who are gathering many accuse the government of the liberally keeping them in the dark and letting the crew operate a submarine that was too low. you know the submarine wasn't found but they say it's three thousand meters below the sea so noid they don't tell you anything
that's why i say they are swans they are wicked and have been evacuated us they knew about it. more now from when osiris. although nothing has yet been confirmed the news being relayed by the arjun sign naval or thor it is is looking increasingly grim for the forty four members crew members of the submarine the ira some one which disappeared which lost contact with your thor it is now more than nine days ago the naval spokesman for the cable b. came out to say that they had received off information that an abnormal singular short violent no new killer event that was consistent with an explosion had been received has not spoken about the fate of the forty four crew members after that news was relayed to the family members some of them came out to say they were very angry with the arjen final thorough it is first of all for taking so long to bring this information to light and secondly about not being told anything any confirmed
information about their family members that they are now many of them spearing the word in the meantime the huge search and rescue operation involving aircraft ships and undersea rescue equipment from at least nine countries is still going on in rough waters in the south atlantic around the spot where communication was last heard with the submarine something like four hundred thirty kilometers off the southeastern coast of argentina as they say information means the hopes and expectations are increasingly dire but nobody is giving up just yet until that information has been confirmed. still to come on the program police raid a controversial australian the tension camp forcibly removing. plus the thanksgiving tradition in the u.s. that's making racism activists.
hello once again we have to report it's remarkably warm in some parts of australia adelaide eastwood's temps have been well not record values but consistently ten eleven degrees above where they should be one small they will be eventually a break down that cold front is the edge of a change in wind direction as a result the air will go from the nice reds to the yellows it's not cold but this is somebody is going to bit of a shock. still a twenty five with some storms possible in the hall today just to the east melbourne just dips below thirty mach twenty five is probably pessimistic we've seen something of a heat wave in tasmania as well and up to thirty three still in melbourne comes out today adelaide back down to twenty four mark says not huge variation from day to
day here has been cooler through south australia recently and purse is still sitting about twenty six was shouted a bit in in land as well as to new zealand just watch the satellite picture clouds coming down from the tropical north it is for the look of it mostly clyde so it's fairly warm weather might be bright it might even be neck here on the coast for a while but it settles this circulation means pressure is high that's the picture for friday saturday is rather similar the obvious thing still being the cloud. young rich and famous in china goes behind the great chinese firewall to meet the cyber celebs of a booming multibillion dollar business. but this time on al-jazeera.
every. time now for a reminder of the top stories on out is iraq yemen's main international airport has not reopened the spy the saudi led coalition saying that it would the military alliance had announced it would allow humanitarian aid into sana airport and the seaport of data security and political sources have told al-jazeera that zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe has been granted immunity from prosecution as part of his resignation deal and the families of forty four crewmembers of
a missing submarine have accused argentina's government of keeping them in the dark over the cruise fate argentina's navy has announced that a possible explosion was heard here the last known location of the eight or eight some one. man maher and bangladesh have signed a deal for the repatriation of range of refugees a goodish said it will begin within two months but it's not clear how many refugees would be allowed to return home since august more than six hundred thousand fled the military crackdown and many are concerned about how the deal will affect them scott highly reports now from a young girl. after days of negotiating bangladesh's foreign minister abdul hasan mahmud ali and myanmar leader on song suchi reach an agreement on a repatriation plan for the ranger who fled rakhine state over the last three months the memo of understanding was signed in a foreign minister level working group created as the leaders reached agreement some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled the violence spoke of their
concern about how the repatriation will work i don't think we did they discriminate against us because we are muslim and rango if they accept us as running is and give us full citizenship and allow us to live in peace and harmony then we will consider returning obviously the fight we have really suffered they have committed so many atrocities against us killed many of my family members been to hymes and taken our land if they give us equal rights citizenship and security then we will consider going back added pressure on myanmar to move forward with the range of prices coming from washington a week after his visit to the country u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson called the army crackdown in rakhine ethnic cleansing that's the first time the trumpet ministration has used that description in his first visit to the capital neighbored or last week to listen call the events in rakhine as just horrific he also said an impartial independent investigation is needed. russia's ambassador to me and maher says the ethnic cleansing label is
unhelpful and an independent investigation is not acceptable for me. so many and gone agree but i will maybe going i know you when you know in my opinion the statement by the u.s. secretary of state is one sided he's meddling in our country's affairs. even though repatriation agreement has been reached it's not clear how quickly the refugees were turned to myanmar not to mention of they'll be going back to the villages they were a victim from or even if many villages which were left in flames still exist it's not hard to al-jazeera yangon. well charmayne mohammed is the head of refugee and migrant rights at amnesty international she says repatriation must be voluntary and overseen by international agencies i think absolutely have the right to return it's their absolute human rights but we think this entire agreement is extremely premature have to bear in mind that a hundreds of people are still arriving in an almost daily basis department a fleeing persecution we would welcome
a reproach aeration agreement the timing has to be right and it has to me international standards i was in councils with our last month i spoke to lots of refugees say their first wish is that they do want to go home but they are very clear they want to go home under certain conditions they want safety they want security and as far as we're concerned there is a system of apartheid in myanmar and that entice system would need to be dismantled for the conditions to be conducive for a general and sustainable return to the part of that would be that if they did return that would be full unfettered humanitarian access to iraq and state so that we can the international community can support any kind of return process with infrastructure development reconstruction of housing and for their ngo to have access to all of their rights the size of russia's military force in syria is likely to be substantially reduced and a drawdown could start before the end of the year that's according to the chief of the russian military general staff who was speaking in thursday meanwhile syrian
opposition groups meeting in the saudi capital have renewed their demand for the removal of president bashar al assad that's according to a leaked resolution they've been meeting in riyadh since tuesday to form a new umbrella group that is expected to include opposition groups backed by cairo and moscow seen as more loyal to the assad regime the opposition groups are still working out who will represent them at the upcoming un backed talks in geneva. interpol says it's arrested forty people in a major operation against human trafficking in west africa five hundred people including two hundred seventy six children were rescued in raids in chad mali mauritania nish air and senegal those arrested face prosecution for offenses against human trafficking forced labor and child exploitation. police in papa new guinea have raided a former australian run prison camp on than a silent then forcibly removed about sixty refugees if a says he was closed three
weeks ago and power and water supplies were cut andrew thomas has more now from. the police came in early in the morning more than three weeks after the former australian run prison and its power and water supply cut off refugees who are refusing to leave say they were peacefully resisting but the police hit them with sticks and stones after twenty three days surviving on rain water and small amounts of smuggled in food the refugees weakened by hunger say that at least two men collapsed or were knocked unconscious in the rate police seized mobile phones to stop the refugees posting more videos and photos the flow of information became a trickle one refugee managed to speak to al-jazeera before his boat was confiscated. immigration law. only short for.
what for you would you. be gracious not. for me. troy everything about sixty refugees were loaded onto buses and taken away al-jazeera filmed them as they sped along the road into town refugees shouted help to us from an open window. a delegation from international humanitarian organizations who are visiting man a silent were promised access to see conditions in the former prison on thursday following the raid they were told their visit was off. there is the thing to so close and hear in my leader of civil society kind of thing getting in and from a democratic nation under the rule of law who for thirty years is gone to lots of
disasters and humanitarian situations and i'm not allowed to visit we were told to do that there was no way we'd be allowed past the checkpoint on the way to the prison. the men taken out were brought here to lauren go the main town on the island then your accommodation is near here and australia's government says it's ready for them and they should have moved in weeks ago but i've seen some of the accommodation and the still heavy machinery working on it and we tried to film a new home from a nearby road so private security for tracks stopped us this is the accommodation of the refugees are moving so the australian government says it's ready to go. is that because there are trucks there it's clearly still being worked on but the state of the new camp isn't the major issue for the refugees our protest our resistance is. the main reason is because of. we want
our freedom we didn't come from. they fear being dumped and what they see is merely an alternative to jail still on a remote island and the australian government takes no responsibility for it at all andrew thomas al jazeera on man aside and in papua new guinea. martin schulz the leader of germany's social democrat party has met the country's president to see if they can break a political impasse election talks to form a government led by the chancellor angela merkel broke down over the weekend short says so far refused to enter coalition talks but is under increasing pressure to do so dominic cain is in berlin for us. it's been a day of meetings for the social democratic party leader martin short's first with his senior colleague the president of germany frank fattush fine meyer which was called at the request of the president basically to see whether mr shultz feels there's any possibility of being able to find
a solution to the political and past that has developed since the weekend when the coalition talks between the other main parties collapsed and then there was a meeting for mr schultz with his senior party colleagues on the s.p.d. the social democrat board later in the afternoon the point to be made there is that mr schultz has been implacably opposed until now to the idea of another grand coalition with anger merkel's christian democrat party but increasingly voices of senior social democrat colleagues of his have said well look actually if there can't be a government of a different political hue maybe we should go back into government with angela merkel because germany needs to billet that's the point to make here that there are very many other factors at play not least on the european scale given the importance europe germany has in the e.u. given briggs it talks and other important european matters that will require a stable government in germany. a holiday tradition in the u.s.
has reignited controversy around sport and racism one of this year's thanksgiving football games is for the first time being held in the capital but the host team uses a name that many people see as a slur against native americans alan fischer explains so many have been preparing to feast simon moya smith has been preparing the protest this noses gather motion to d.c. for the big american football game he says he will highlight the forgotten story of thanksgiving so we call this the justice for natives rally because of the omission of the murdered and mutilated native and the thanksgiving narrative people don't know about it don't talk about it you know it's a very white washed myth made comfortable narrative for people. has been simmering anger to over the name of the team in washington the redskins there's been a concerted effort to have it changed opponents claiming it is blatantly racist the american psychological society said such names and mascots are harmful but the
union says the name is here to stay of you backed up by the majority of fans in several polls when you've got a mascot major n.f.l. football team that are boiling us down to this one representation one very represent racist representation on a holiday that's also supposed to honor the relationship that colonial governments have with native americans for us it's just all off the team's name was the big controller seen the sport in recent years but the focus this season and last has been more on players taking in the joining the national anthem to protest racism we're going to talk about police brutality and we need to include natives in the discussion there right now that dialogue is very much black and white but it's not natives are more likely to die at the hands of police those who are protesting say this is about more than just the name this is about celebrating and imagery and a behavior that was cruel and grotesque when people native to this land men women and children were literally skinned for money changing the name they insist would
be a first step that would be something they could celebrate alan fischer al-jazeera at the home of the washington redskins. this thing in the us same patrick's old cathedral in new york city is home to one of the oldest pipe organs in the us but cathedral staff are concerned the instrument may not make it to its one hundred and fifty is first they next year they're trying to raise two million dollars to restore and preserve the glorious instrument jared laments the cathedrals music director has become as much a mechanic as he is a musician he shows us what it takes to keep the organs pipes to. i'm gerald manzo i'm the director of music here at the basilica of st patrick's cathedral in new york city. this organ was built by a man named henry urban back in eight hundred sixty eight and i like to think it
was his finest work. it was boyce for this room he designed it for this room and that's such an important part of why this organ special. it's a wonderful combination of visual art and also sonic r. . and has almost two thousand five hundred pipes it is all mechanical so you can see how everything works so here we are inside oregon. down here we have the bellows and they go all the way underneath the instrument and they go up and down and. there is no electricity and eight hundred sixty eight telegraph had just been invented a little square so when i press down on a pedal air goes inside here and plays that no.
the organ right now has some issues there are little things that happen but since it's mechanical i can go back there and fiddle with it and get it working again and have a lot of these around you because this happens all the time when mechanical issues it's a lot of work it's done and all of those tens of thousands of services this played . now are approaching its one hundred fiftieth anniversary next year we're launching a fund raising campaign to preserve this instrument for future generations. it is a huge project but we want to conserve it as best we can with as much of the original materials as possible that's a wonderful connection we have with the past. it's like this or in spoken to people hundred fifty years ago and it speaks to us now with this beautiful town. the and. the barbarous are in
london these are the top stories on al-jazeera yemen's main international airport has not reopened this by the saudi led coalition saying it would the military alliance have announced they would allow humanitarian aid in the airport and the seaport of data it been facing increasing pressure from the u.s. and the u.n. to lift the blockade zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe has been granted immunity from prosecution under a deal brokered this part of his resignation security and political sources have told al-jazeera the agreement guarantees his safety in zimbabwe and means he will not go into exile the sources say mugabe expressed that he wants to die in his home country fears are growing for forty four crewmembers on board a missing argentinian submarine yards in time navy says that there could have been that there could have been an explosion that it was heard near the last known location of the. one that had been emotional scenes of them are the plant the naval
base where relatives of the sun one crew were gathering many accuse the government of the liberally keeping them in the dark and letting the crew operate a submarine that was tool. you know the submarine wasn't found but they say it's three thousand made his beloit so annoyed they don't tell you anything that's why i say they are swines they are wicked and have manipulated us they knew about it. interpol says it's arrested forty people in a major operation against human trafficking in west africa five hundred people including two hundred thirty six children were rescued in raids in chad mali mauritania new cher and senegal myanmar and bangladesh say they've signed a deal for the repatriation of range of refugees bangladesh officials say the refugees will start returning home in two months but me and mark hasn't specified how many will be allowed back in more than six hundred thousand crossed into bangladesh since a military crackdown began in this the u.n.
is urging australia to protect refugees at a detention center it used to run in papa new guinea police a man a silent have tried to evict hundreds of refugees who are refusing to those are the headlines to stay with us one on one east is next and i'll see you tomorrow thanks for watching a by. election they show. their economy. by microsoft. the story. at this time.