over cuba where this circulation contradict probably more especially one small costa rica. that's what we're talking about shooting people are not a pleasure to find themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem but you worry that this conflict could erupt into an alley right open war that the city's general security to all the people who pay the price there right top unprejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate out front at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera.
hello again from doha everyone i'm come on santa maria this is the news hour from al-jazeera pakistan coals in the army to restore order as anti blasphemy protests grow also easing the blockade the saudi led coalition allows the first aid shipments into yemen and weeks in zimbabwe the new government is moving in on the old allies of robert mugabe and in the refugee camps of bangladesh doubts over the agreement that's supposed to allow a range of muslims to return to me and. how over on pakistan's military has been called in to restore order in islamabad after the police struggle to dispose hundreds of protesters. six people died and more than two hundred were injured when officers fired tear gas and water cannon to clear their camp but demonstrators have blocked
a highway for two weeks what they want is the law minister to step down because he omitted a reference to the prophet muhammad in a parliamentary bill that has more now from security near the city of lahore. the civilian government has off the military to come in aid of the civilly an administration their primary objective would be to save dogs key installations the diplomatic all claim in islamabad and that at a time when there is trouble spreading across the country we had added trouble in karachi protests have continued a many people injured there and us and we are toward only one person was killed near the airport now all the airports all the highways and fluting the grand trunk road that connects the north to the south as well as the motorway that connect this lombard to the provincial capital of the punjab long haul all are jammed people are stuck on the highways de canard move because all the intersection have been taken
over by the protector and then we have also been told that the protesters are now back in strength at the same place where the security forces primarily the police where they tried to get across them are near this morning so indeed a crisis situation head and the military now being called in for the protection of islamabad but this is a situation that has been mishandled by the government that disqualified prime minister of the country had called all his party workers and members including senior ministers for meeting and it all was probably it was brewing in the city of karachi in islamabad so it appears that the government had miscalculated they did not know their strength of the reaction that would happen and on forward on the streets across pakistan indeed a crisis situation one that age threatening to spiral out of control that is all sort all that deform a interior minister's house was attacked the law minister whose resignation the
people have demanded and also being attacked and of god that the government and all sorts of troubles. some analysis now from. an independent security analyst and she is worried that factions within pakistan will manipulate this situation to the issue of. you know honor of the prophet or something which is very popular in pakistan the question is how it is used because in the law in the changes that were made to the law there was nothing which was done or said against the honor of the prophet so there was nothing blasphemous the content wasn't blasphemous but the other thing is that when the the whole fighting began this morning the issue is that the government's forces the police force they did seem to control the situation but suddenly the people appeared from somewhere you know was like somebody people repair a shooter who are better prepared who had a gas mask who had you know tear gas equipment who had guns and who knew exactly
where the c.c.t.v. cameras were and they got the virus so that their movement was recorded i think politically it's going to give more power to the. to the armed forces and armed forces wanted to believe that the armed forces want to manipulate the we're not happy with the government and i think this is a wish come true for the military but apart from that this is a situation in which you don't know who was controlling whom what hands are playing the guards so the only option remains to call in the military i think where the government went wrong they should have from the beginning asked the military to come in control the situation and go away let's look at other news for planes have arrived in yemen's capital for the first time since the saudi led coalition which is fighting against rebels imposed a blockade nearly three weeks ago countries and during the world's worst cholera epidemic and is on the brink of famine natasha than i am as
a reporter. wheels down at center international airport for the first time in almost three weeks until saturday a saudi led blockade had shut down most of yemen's ports of entry after warnings by the un a handful of planes carrying polio and diptheria vaccines and aid workers arrived in the hooty controlled capital bamako some had only over like me and my son a international airport was banned from receiving communitarian aid aircraft for more than one thousand days that led to more than five hundred u.n. aid workers being stuck here and the cancellation of more than forty aid flights. earlier in the week some aid trickled into the western port of who died but that has now stopped the world food program tells al-jazeera it's still waiting to offload a ship carrying twenty five thousand metric tons of wheat enough to feed one point
eight million yemenis for a month people need an avalanche of eight millions are on the brink of famine and they're struggling to survive cholera polio and diptheria outbreaks in addition to the war humanitarians are serving the needs of seven million people who are completed dependent on. the blockade began on november sixth after who the rebels fired a ballistic missile into saudi arabia. a saudi led coalition fighting on behalf of the government says it needed to stop weapons smuggling the u.n. warns commercial imports particularly food and fuel must also resume the world food program says continuing to choke off supply i could have a disastrous effect on fourteen million people living in northern yemen people it says it doesn't have the resources to help natasha going to does iraq zimbabwe's former finance minister is in custody on monday
a court will rule on his bail application over a corruption trial its attention is just a day off to zimbabwe's new president was sworn in and are symons with more now from harare. a new presidency and the court cases have already started first in line ignatius chambre a former finance minister he owns more than one hundred homes and he's accused of corruption jumbo is reported to have been in the military custody is even hospital treatment he says ma soldiers with assault rifles raided his home and he was illegally detained for forty eight hours as a military takeover took place also before the courts form a zanu p.f. used leader could sue knight ship anger accused of corruption and slander he had resisted the army takeover earlier this month. we. know what you want to be. very high means that you're. in.
the army has already withdrawn from the streets of harare ahead of an announcement of a return to barracks and that action coincides with a high court judgment saying it's action and taking power and putting mugabe under house arrest was lawful but human rights watch says it's an example of the military having undue influence on the judiciary and the legal warnings that it could set a precedent. i was after his swearing in everson. had vowed to hit the ground running with a raft of measures to revive zimbabwe's shattered economy but he hasn't impressed the main opposition party. he has been part of the twenty seven years of disappointment thirty seven years of the unlikely that you see is from the same boat as mr mugabe they are cut from the same tree so it doesn't matter that present what appears to be a fresh deal it remains
a pipe dream the people. lives. with foreign investors and foreign diplomats but political reform and economic reform needs to happen quickly to have the effect he wants under simmons al jazeera iraq. well ma'am are in bangladesh have agreed to take help from the un's refugee agency to repatriate thousands of ranger refugees but your government signed a pact on thursday settling terms for the repatriation process which is expected to begin within two months under the deal range of refugees we moved to temporary camps in me and well so-called model villages a built near their former homes which were burnt down in the august crackdown me and are also plans to issue them with identity cards on their return although most ranger so far rejected the scheme child stratford as one of them counts as bizarre
in bangladesh where most of the ranger fled to it's impossible to imagine the level of suffering that people like these have endured over recent months and indeed for decades now stories of men women and children being killed by the myanmar army also stories of gang rape being committed by soldiers in the myanmar army stories that the myanmar government denies now this agreement between the bangladeshi and the myanmar government with respect to repress relation implies the eventual return of these people to a country that they have some sort of legal citizenship status but of course they don't they lost their citizenship thirty five years ago in one thousand nine hundred eighty two and it's when you speak to people here. that you really get a sense of the fear and the lack of trust amongst them they say that they are not prepared to go back until their property is rebuilt and they get some sort of
formal legal citizenship status. hasn't seen her husband since she fled a month ago. but they have to give us identity cards at the border stating that we are residents. and that we are. otherwise we will not go in because they may start killing us again. abdul also says his home and village was destroyed and he is terrified about returning to live like that and they want it out of him we don't want to leave bangladesh back home we're afraid to leave our house and they kill us they take our people away we don't want to go back to virginia that. according to the bangladesh government there's no fixed time frame as to how long this repatriation will take its hope that the process will start in about two months time the bangladesh foreign minister also says that myanmar has agreed that the u.n. h.c.r.
the un will be involved in the process and it's aiming to set up temporary camps so people like these can leave in the areas in which their homes were destroyed but the two main issues when you speak to the people here are issues of trust trust of the military and secondly citizenship will they eventually become citizens of the country for so long for so many generations they have called. stratford al-jazeera cox is bizarre. egyptian prosecutors say up to thirty gunman carrying i saw flags were behind the sinai mosque attack which killed at least three hundred five people on friday though officially there has been no claim of responsibility egypt's military has started bombing targets part of a pledge by president. to punish the attackers and a hot stove with. the egyptian military has released this footage which it says shows its warplanes hitting targets in the sinai it's part of its crackdown on
suspected fighters after friday's devastating attack these targets the military says a believed to be housing or storing ammunition linked to those who attacked the mosque has president abdel fattah el-sisi has promised to use brutal force and an iron fist against those responsible for what he called a heinous act of terrorism he also declared three days of national mourning this is the worst attack in egypt's recent history apart from the devastating loss of life people here a feeling angry to. be for anything fault our leadership because our leaders haven't taken decisive decisions with respect to why because this isn't the first time this has happened and it's in a mosque that serious the brotherhood is giving money to these people they're spending on them they're helping them who else is going to help them this is the mosque that was targeted in the troubles northern part of the sinai it's used by
sufi's members of a mystic movement within islam the attack began shortly after the noon worship started in the mosque was four witnesses described how between ten and twenty masked gunmen were a military uniform stormed the mosque and also blocked the escape route local reports described how the gunman surrounded the mosque outside to mow down any survivors as well as those who are rushing to the scene to help this thirteen year old described how he survived. i. the mosque and suddenly i heard gunshots inside i saw them running and i went inside the mosque i found all of the people climbing on top of each other they were trying to get out of the mosque because they were afraid and i was trying to get out of the bullet and did my leg no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but immediate suspicion has formed on the local i saw linked armed group analysts say the heavy handed military response could potentially lead to more unrest you saw at the beginning of fomenting of
a cycle of violence of state repression targeting these groups through arbitrary arrests leading to formatting a cycle of violence. meanwhile the president has launched a thorough investigation as the families of the victims gather to bury the dead. there. on the top of your institute for middle east policy he told us the military approach in sinai hasn't in effect. in the in the case of sinai the military has had a pretty active tempo of. countercharges e in counterterrorism operations for quite some time and as yesterday showed it hasn't been enough to stop this sort of thing from happening and for us to continue to escalate. its tactics in the mainland the government has been fairly successful at bringing down substantially the number of attacks however sinai has remained a different challenge. i think that the question that needs to be asked is when
will the military and the government review its strategy and look to have a more sophisticated and and and mixed approach to counterinsurgency the military strategy alone has not been and has not been adequate and so it's time to examine what other options are available and how to win over the local population and to help deny isis safe haven and the ability of movement so freely here is what's coming up for you this news hour in the u.s. one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year we'll look at how the rise of online johns like amazon has changed the way people shop but also the way many people work. the cost of fighting al shabaab a report from kenya where displaced people are too scared to return home and in sport the new champions of asian football have been around that story coming up a little later.
now turkey says it expects the u.s. president donald trump to stick to his promise not to supply weapons to syrian kurdish fighters including the y.p. geno one friday the turkish president reject typer one held a phone call with trump in which the u.s. president reportedly said weapons would no longer be supplied to the y. p.g. senior white house officials told out zero they will not be an abrupt but rather a winding down of support remember turkey considers the y p g to be a terrorist group. i mean. the one subject that negatively impacts our relationship with the u.s. is the weapons that it's given to the y.p. gene lately we've seen that some armored vehicles have been supplied and our president once again reiterated his discomfort to mr trump mr trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions that the white won't be given arms and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago of course we were very happy with this and we're going to talk to
michael gunter about this he is a professor of political science at tennessee technological university and the author of the book out of nowhere the kurds of syria in peace and war nice to have you with us first of all do you think there is a little bit of crossed wires here on what the turks believe and what the u.s. believe about any scaling down of the kurds no i think they understand the judge other the may purpose of the united states of course is to keep turkey in the nato alliance and prevent turkey from doing the arms deal with russia rather the u.s. would like to sell its arms to turkey so i think this is very important explain to us then any of us who are coming new to this story understanding why we're in the first place why the u.s. wasn't in them and now why they're bringing scaling that back well the purpose
of arming the why p.j. was to have boots on the ground to defeat isis that has largely happened now in syria and it was always understood on both sides kurds and united states that wants isis was defeated the united states was not going to continue its military support for the why p.j. so the turks and the u.s. they're ok now do you think the relations between them. no there are many problems still between them but this is a positive development to improve the problems but the united states is continuing to support syrian and kurdish. syrian and iraqi kurds so this will continue to be a problem and there are many other problems between the united states and turkey
such as the tank and learn some of the the details of those other problems. well since the ninety two thousand and sixteen failed turkey wants the united states to die. len whom turkey claims was masterminding the coup and is an exiled united states recently we have the case result of. a. money laundering scheme to bust an iranian sanctions has created a crisis between the united states and turkey united states and turkey recently suspended visas for each other and only a few days ago we had stated these visas positively. there are human rights problems between the two in may there was a brawl outside the turkish embassy in washington and. one security
people so there remain a lot of problems between turkey and the united states and what of the kurds themselves if we take the turks and the u.s. out of it for a moment i mean they've had setbacks shall we say recently with iraq certainly with looking for their independence there and it feels like you know the way we've been discussing it here the kurds are helpful to other sides at some points and then they sort of pushed aside cast aside and their hopes for independence or recognition then disappear again. well this is true and we have through them for the melian dialogue during the peloponnesian wars in ancient times where the it was said the powerful exact what they can and we grant what they must or what kissinger said thirty years ago that you should not confuse convert
activity with missionary work this is reality paul would take and i think the kurds understood this was coming and for the syrian kurds this is not going to be a catastrophic defeat it's a problem of course but. the united states is not talking about taking away weapons from the syrian kurds. also turkey is a no military position to intervene and completely eliminate the syrian kurds so it's a setback for the syrian kurds but one that was expected micrograms a pleasure talking to you thank you for your time you're welcome. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalist mahmoud hussein who has been in an egyptian prison for eleven months now and then is accused of broadcasting false news just spread chaos which he and al-jazeera of course strongly deny hussein is also repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was
arrested back on december twentieth nearly a year ago now visiting family. the german chancellor angela merkel has spoken out against a return to the polls saying it wouldn't be fair to ask people to vote again germans held their elections back in september and since then talks on a coalition between locals conservative bloc and two smaller parties have collapsed that was last week but she hopes to pull the government together soon after the opposition social democrats agree to more negotiations. so in the next election we must do better we must have solved more problems than we have today it is with this in mind that we must evaluate possible talks with the social democrats of course we're prepared to talk but talks can only be conducted on the basis of mutual respect that must be clear. to kenya where the military says it's pushed the somali based fighters out of the forests that lies along the border
between the countries the armed group has used the area as a hideout from which to launch attacks but people have been displaced by the fighting is scared of going home despite government calls for them to do so catherine sawyer reports now from southern kenya. elizabeth two sons were reason he killed by an unknown people believed inside born in a forest that extends to the border with somalia. their home area we too as well as other paths along the kenyan coast have been attacked several times over the last few years. we stayed home that night instead of going back to the camp for displaced people one of my sons was not well and so we all decided to be with him we were attacked at around eight pm two other people what killed on that night in this village the government has often blamed somalis are shabaab fighters who've been using the forest as a hideout to plan attacks and train kenyan recruits but also increasingly conflict
between firmus and hard as living inside the forest one of elizabeth cuddle sons was in that house when the attackers came the other one was right out there there was also a friend in the compound their mother was preparing to sleep in the next house she says that the attackers targeted the men they slit their throats and then fled the main supply route this lama county administrative leader shows us some of the trouble areas he says a security operation has forced al-shabaab out of the vast forests all the works with the. use. of the machine guns and when i was serious in the country they don't mean free like in the us. we come out the government now wants more than two thousand people who have been living in this temporary shelters on the edge of the forest to go back home life is stuff for them here they have little food and a bed bag infestation but they say going back right now is not an option so.
it's true the government has pushed out but what we fear even more than al-shabaab are the herders in the forest they're the ones who've been killing our people lately they're the ones who should be dealt with before we go back. agnes who also lives in the compound this is the first time in three months that she and her son have come back to check on their home they don't have much time they tell us they have to go back to the camp before nightfall when it gets dangerous catherine sorely al-jazeera we too south in kenya. still more ahead for you this news hour we'll tell you about an election that is dividing family never knew how we're talking tough to end abuse france's president promises to tackle gender based violence. for. it with how to help to finish. the rest of the sport before a lecture. from
the waves. to the contours of. hello looks like it's not going to rain for much longer in southern china it has been has been funny persistent the last three days in the still a chance a bit of rain on the east coast six new for you twenty three in hong kong accompanied by darker skies but by the time we get to monday that should be seen as a pass and in fact the breeze curiously still from the size so temperatures are like on the coast of vietnam different story it's been raining persistently for what seems like two or three weeks instead of an area that's fairly well flooded it's drifting a bit further south now the concentration of rain but it's still there and i think it's been something of an enhancement in the rain in many places in malaysia and
indonesia recently job's been a case in point but parts of stark to malaysia alongside a fair bit of malaysia and singapore where i've seen some big titles right they could be repeated with specific showers this is the wet area at the moment should be the wet season it's just been a bit enhanced as for the receding monsoon well the northeast monsoon that's blowing dancers by bangor you expect the rain every now and again to be enhanced in the case in point will be shown in sri lanka on sunday. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. i am taking historic steps to lift the restrictions on america without regulation profit tax policy on health. and the environment it was a surprise. that some of their. protection is going to take. the line down the cost of the.
toxic war and this time on al jazeera one of the really special things that work in progress here is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else working for us as you know it's very challenging liberally but the good because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are the people we live to tell the real story so i'll just mend it has to do the work in-depth generalism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe.
here on the news hour here at al-jazeera these are our top stories pakistan has called in the military as police struggle to disperse hundreds of protesters in the capital islamabad six people have been killed and more than two hundred injured the demonstrators want the law minister to step down they are angry because he admitted a reference to the prophet muhammad in a parliament. for aid planes of arrived in yemen's capital sana'a carrying humanitarian workers and vaccines to help find diptheria the first aid shipments since the saudi led coalition fighting. against the rebels in yemen imposed a blockade nearly three weeks ago and zimbabwe's former finance minister gnashes jumbo is in custody accused of corruption get paid in court just a day after the country's new president was sworn in. shares in the retail giant amazon reached a record high on friday surging optimism of the holiday sales in fact its founder jeff bezos is now the world's richest person reportedly worth more than one hundred
billion dollars but those employed by the online store to deliver goods doing quite so well they say russia has some of them by third and with you know it's a nation of what has this story. john delivers packages for amazon. the gig is unpredictable amazon flecks drivers spend as many as sixteen hours a day watching an app for an available block of deliveries if they get one bill delivered perhaps a dozen packages in a two hour window then they wait sometimes for hours without pay i want my job i started what would i do i would be in a car and i think doing those jobs great but i just can't make any money doing it right now john is not his real name and we can only tell you he lives on the east coast of the united states he says he doesn't want to lose this job but he can no longer afford to work it either when i started we were earning our base wage
plus tips. several months to change to. base pay including tips. amazon now counts tips for its amazon flex drivers against their total pay john used to make roughly three hundred dollars in a day now he's making two hundred dollars if he's lucky amazon is developing a service to use drones amazon has made a science of delivering goods fast and cheaply someday it says it wants robots to make deliveries but at the moment it relies on contractors to cut costs in this country if you are treating workers as an independent contractor you're saving up to thirty percent of your labor costs you're not painting to social security you're not paying into workers' compensation for workers who are injured you're not pain into unemployment insurance for workers who are laid off and two months before and is unsprung the change in pay on john received
a new contract to sign you an amazon agreed to resolve disputes between you and amazon on an individual basis through final and binding arbitration he was being asked to sign away his right to sue in open court and then amazon changed his pay i shouldn't have to send off emails trying to do now through my printer because thirty percent less than what it was last week and i still haven't gotten an answer because there's nobody pocket i don't know what to do there's nothing to do you can quit that's the route through you're a private contractor newts up the permit the job or you don't the holidays put pressure on everyone but for those without the comfort of full time employment there's no such thing as time off amazon says it cannot comment on pending litigation take aboard al-jazeera amazon employees are not the only ones complaining about their pay this is part of what they call the gig economy has been
growing around the world particularly in the tech industries and we spoke to john biggs about it earlier because editor tech crunch here tell us workers need to challenge their employees about these working conditions. what needs to happen is that the folks who are in this gig economy. we need to help them get the word out about the idea of unionizing the idea of asking for more money for better work obviously and they're all there killing themselves driving back and forth from airports on a daily basis for the left. it's met plenty of people who get up at two or three in the morning just so they can get these lucrative early morning long drives out into to a jeff k. or wherever it's just exhausting and it's one way to do it as actually makes them a little extra money is what you can work a full full of days eight hours a day and then carry home and keep driving. and in the same case it happens with the. drivers as well u.p.s.
fed ex and then the ancillary drivers who are helping out especially during the holiday season but exactly. this needs to be fixed and i think slowly but surely companies especially companies like amazon that have a happy smiley shiny face to the rest of the world are going to fix this or they're going to get a lot of pushback on apollo's holding the first phase of federal and state elections on sunday but it's a vote leading to disputes in some areas the choice of candidates is causing tension among families in close knit communities that's been a stress the reports now from my district. in proud of it in my district on the famous unappointed circuit in the park but this flags fly along with the political parties the stars of the party congress and the democratic alliance and the son of the hammer and sickle of the left alliance and a small village everyone is related to each other because of its remoteness and distance from the capital in the past the community had
a common identity and decisions were made to you none i'm asleep now that mainstream politics has been thrown into the mix family relationships are strained . thomas ringarooma has come all the way from got money to vote he and his wife she me don't want to stay with anyone if. i decide the other would get opposite the. divide. both sides are relatives whoever wins i hope they develop the district as all the hotels are aligned to one party or the other they will spend the next few days in a tent. i'd like to go to a couple many of the voters from london live in the capital and have made the difficult journey to exercise their democratic right one candidate will represent this district in the national assembly and two in the state assembly one on district has the smallest electorate with just five thousand eight hundred eighty one registered voters and before winter rice the first phase of the election is
being held in the hills and mountains where climate and geography can both be challenging the second phase will be held on the seventh of december in more moderate climate district officials in milan have deployed more than six hundred security personnel nationally that figure is around two hundred fifty thousand. without enough where those with the ground. forces might not be able to strike on time and. otherwise. assured that the upcoming federal and state assembly and action would be held in a free and fair. voting will end by five p.m. local time but ballots more be counted until the entire nation goes to poll which means for the next ten days the tension among family members here is likely to continue to al-jazeera manon district in the. scaring up for elections on sunday as well public safety is one of the central issues there while the murder
rate has dropped in recent years under us remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world marianna sanchez reports from the capital tegucigalpa. with every election there is hope and the hope for change is crucial in one of the world's most violent countries. with that in mind. i want to have the blessing of being able to come back home alive every night for now we don't have that. the promise of improved security i fight against corruption but also of a better economic future. for some of the core issues the nine candidates are offering no durance on sunday's general elections. broadcaster and center left candidates. is splitting the opposition vote with former professor recently from the liberal party opinion poll say president that now this is leading he's the first president in his recent history to run for reelection the supreme
court lifted a constitutional ban on precedents serving more than one term paving the way for evan unless. according to the law that the solution shouldn't have been adopted but it was approved by the supreme court the electoral tribunal the army said they wouldn't dispute the decision diplomats sad it was the court's decision and we haven't seen extreme civil disobedience because of it. eight years ago president was ousted in a military led coup for trying to conduct a non-binding referendum on the issue of the election. some voters say democracy is being challenged in this election. on sunday will decide it will have four years of a government that is bio it right and it's all for terry and some analysts say this election will be a referendum on that and this is tenure the challenge for the other candidates will be to convince voters their promises can surpass the economic and security policies
this government insists have been a success. here at this one neighborhood on the outskirts of some. people like sandy house and just say the presidential term limits or even the issue of security are not the most important issues for under us. if there was work for older people i wouldn't mind waiting for the president. sixty percent of london's live in poverty many say this government has forgotten to give them jobs however many hundred say they may prefer to vote for what they already know and for promises from new candidates that make ultimately remain unfulfilled and innocent as i just see that they do see on us. there have been rallies held across the world to highlight crimes against women and in fronts president emanuel macron announced a series of measures to tackle sexual violence not in barber reports from paris. a
big speech from the president on a topic that's a huge problem in france and beyond emmanuel mccall said tackling gender based violence and discrimination would be his top priority over the next five years as he promised to get tough with. our situation up to now shows that something is not working in our country the shame that women experience a shame without reason since they are already victims the shame should be experienced by the perpetrators of violence it is a civic and political shame it is a national disgrace earlier his minister for gender equality outlined how wide ranging the problem was is how. violence against women takes many forms and we talk most about sexual violence but there has been more openness to talk about other types like physical violence so-called administrative violence where women's passport documents are withheld economic violence where many women find themselves staying in an abusive situation because of financial dependence
mcconnell said he'd introduce legislation next year including almost spot fines for harassment in public and he promised nationwide training for teachers health workers and police to help recognize abuse. but this women's rights activist who was in the audience is skeptical. there's currently a lack of training particular for the police when it comes to harassment and sexism in public places so we're asking well you find the money for your selling us the idea of a great national cause but with the smallest budget of all the government departments . in recent months seven hundred thousand people have signed petitions urging the government to do more and on saturday thousands more hit the streets many viewed the president's new initiative as just part of the solution i think anything this is equal rights in our societies what we ask for we demand equal rights for everyone. yes.
we know that. if she's not obliged to artists what president has announced is in effect a revolution in the way france deals with violence against women these protesters want to see real change on the ground and they want to see it quickly and they are we keeping up the pressure until that happens. and in turkey people marched in istanbul to protest violence against women the demonstration went ahead even though police initially didn't give permission for a speaker said they want the government to do more to combat domestic violence and to improve gender equality demonstrations in turkey have been especially restricted since twenty thirteen after a wave of anti-government protests extremist attacks and of course the state of emergency which followed the failed coup of twenty sixteen. to japan now where some students are using ott to comment on the crisis over north korea and its nuclear
program among those students are some third generation north koreans living in japan and hoping that the tensions between the countries want boil over craigs and as well. on the outskirts of tokyo two schools a separated by a wall on one side chocky high bar and installation art student who studied at the university to the store. how high was the bridge. why did you build it. so the best friendship yes i just. wanted to communicate with students at the north korean school on the other side of the wall so she used her out skills to devise a way to overcome the problem on the other side student region and ethnic north korean works on her latest acrylic creation in her studio the sixty year old
korean diversity like many students here her family descends from north koreans who came to japan during its colonization of the korean peninsula her paintings reflect his search for identity in the divide between her family's homeland and japan. the works demonstrate her personal struggle with hope and despair for the future of both nations it was a lot of when i was born and raised in tokyo but up until university i received an if nic education i'm third generation if not korean my grandfather came here during the war but he died when i was small so i didn't hear many of his stories in it since the identity of the third generation is wavering. chalky and remit at a combined schools exhibition they works had to be lifted over the wall to the gallery with jackie's previous bridge building experience an idea was hatched to build another bridge so he could float if it was lee for the first time across the border. i could talk about what an ideal relationship might look like but it seems
far off if a war breaks out will be the first victims because of our position and society the project started deep discussion about the different ethnic backgrounds and sparked debate throughout both campuses is the question i follow the news and look at visitors feedback of our work or sometimes feel powerless by showing what art can do i think there are things you can change what the students have achieved is a connection through common understanding a sort of diplomacy and as tensions increase on the korean peninsula it is an achievement which has so far eluded their political leaders many students like ri and chunky say they are scared by the strong rhetoric and threats of nuclear war and find it hard to see a future the sort of the image was crossing the national border a bridge is very symbolic and the location also has meaning it was a project that made us imagine a story line as the war of words is collated between the united states and north
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champions for the second time they beat saudi arabia's to one on aggregate in the champions league final on saturday the sides had played out a one one draw in the first like in riyadh last week and with no goals in the first half it looked like that would be enough to secure victory for the japanese side but i'll allow had a man sent off in the seventy ninth minute and just to be sure of victory brazilian rafael silver sports llorar in the eighty eight minutes of the one nil day and she won overall the last time were i won the a.c.l. title was back in two thousand and seven. which even though it's true we want to thank the fans who did a great job supporting the players this evening and the whole management which built the foundation for the squad as it is now and we have learned a great deal from the first leg we analyze their main strategies and we came here prepared to perform at this level for the second leg that's why we prevailed
earlier spoke to asian football expert paul williams he says the quality of play and the popularity of club football in asia is on the rise. there's five teams now in the world cup for the very first time from asia so that that suggests that there is some improvement in asia but it remains to be seen how those teams will perform at the world cup and then have that reflects more generally on the club football situation in asia you know that the clubs are improving year on year but there is still a big gap between a couple in asia and comparable in europe and and that's going to take some some time for that gap to to shorten a little bit but certainly it is a good sign that there are five teams from asia in the world cup next month and hopefully if they do go well then that suggests that there has been some improvement in asia over the last four years you know there is the population in asia as asian football continues to develop you know i think it's a significant portion of the world population live in asia so certainly there's the potential there but it's still
a long way away from ever reaching the hearts of the u.a.e. the champions league and i think will be many years before we ever see. the european champions league but you know i certainly as a nation for both and i think i do hope that we get to see it one day it's the news barcelona fans have been waiting for star forward lean on messi is signed a new contract with the club that runs and till the end of the twenty twenty to twenty one season with a buyout clause worth eight hundred and thirty five million dollars the news comes a day after messi won his fourth colon award for being europe's high school story last season he's netted a total of five hundred and twenty three goals for barcelona in six hundred two appearances annis helped them win eight league titles and four champions league crowns his previous deal had been due to expire next year but he said he has always wanted to end his career at the club. now with that bit of business out of the way barcelona will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league again
second place side of the lens on sunday meanwhile their place around madrid were in action on saturday and they were they were twice played by malaga before a late winner from christiane were naldo secured a three two victory for the hosts it was the portuguese first league goals since october fourteenth and just his second in the league this season. in the english premier league manchester united close the gap on manchester city to five points with a one zero win over brighton on saturday city travel to huddersfield on sunday and other results talk to missed the chance to move into the top three as they were held to a one one draw at temporary home wembley to a manager less west brom a seventy fourth minute equaliser from hurricanes salvaging the point for spurs and there was a point each for liverpool and chelsea as they played out a one one draw at and fields yet for us. it was very difficult to.
to play these games after that on the other off that i noticed the form for my players and also because when you plea. it's not simple because you play it is that it is to deem how you play now. i'm not the most feared. but if you really must feel. you have very intense game very difficult for us against everybody now is very strong just the team with. quite a different approach tonight. you know keep you fairly. low. there's to be no final pole position for lewis hamilton this formula one season the world champion was beaten by mercedes teammate valtteri bottas in qualifying for the season ending prix was zero point
one seven two seconds quicker than hamilton around the awesome arena circuit to secure his fourth pole of the year ferrari sebastian vettel was a point five four six seconds off the pace and third hamilton who secured his fourth world title two races ago in mexico will start from second on the grid as he bids for his tenth that race win of the season and. yeah i think just you know rule i think. just little bits here and there i was up i think the tenth and a half out of turn one and the turn by was six so either way it's been an incredible year of qualifying and one that i've really enjoyed so and it's great to see so many british flags here so many people here today so we shared it thomas now in france will take a two one lead into the deciding day of the davis cup final against belgium the best of five match contests was tied at one one going into the doubles after win apiece and the singles rubbers on friday richard guess k. and keep their gave france what could prove a decisive lead with a force that win over belgian duo ruben bellman's and norris to lure the davis cup
champions will be crowned on sunday after two more singles ties. bigger snowboarding is set to make its olympic debut in chang next year on the sports stars have been continuing their bid to qualify for that set a world cup event in beijing austria is and i guess they are won the women's competition in china scoring almost two hundred points higher than her nearest challenger the men's was won by canada's mark mcmorris mcmorris his first events facts and sustaining life threatening injuries following an out of competition sall in march coming off a really tragic injury and just how long it took me for and not only how long it took me. straining it is on your mental sort of to come back and have the confidence to do this in early steps again and it can be really mentally challenging at times but it's all worth it when you win an event and finally
american border daniela rose has won her second world title she's just sixteen kiteboarding world championships took place in oman the men's event was won by france's nicole partin the. lead the women's field throughout the tournament. and i'll tell you more later. ok and that is it for this news hour as well i'm all don thank you for your company so while rahman will have the latest news for you in just a moment more on those anti blasphemy projects ongoing in pakistan and come on santa maria i think. short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds.
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