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hello i'm in london this is the news hour coming up walking into a diplomatic minefield pope francis touches down in myanmar meets military leaders accused of ethnic cleansing. flights canceled a hundred thousand people evacuated indonesia's mount a good and really maybe about to blow. up an election upset in honduras t.v. host turn opposition into salvador and us trial attacks a surprise lead in the presidential poll and the united kingdom prepares for another royal wedding as prince harry announces his engagement to the american actress meghan marco. i'm joined again with the sports. the first ashes test and are grounded by the management as the behavior of one of the players in australia drills attention away from the pitch.
man in charge of mammals military crackdown against range of muslims has denied that religious discrimination exists in his country general men our ally made the comments in a facebook post off dolling a last minute meeting with pope francis head of catholic churches on his first visit to myanmar is known to be sympathetic to the ranger but has been advised to avoid using the town. has more from young. word coming out late on monday here the first day of the pope's visit to myanmar that he met with the commander in chief general men now this is a meeting that was supposed to take place on thursday caught some people off guard because this word came out late on monday that was originally described as a rest day for the pope now. the general posted statement on his facebook page say they met for about fifteen minutes now he said also create in that meeting he got
across the idea he said to the pope that there wasn't religious discrimination in the country the vatican press office said that the discussed several issues and that the pope got across to the general that there is great responsibility for the authorities here in myanmar during this transition period no there's no word from either side if the range issue was brought up now obviously that's a very sensitive topic during the pope's visit here now on tuesday the pope will travel to naples or the capital where he'll meet with the civilian leader and other members of the government and other members of the religious affiliations now it'll be interesting to see how those meetings go and if they'll be any mention of or hinted but this first high level meeting that the pope had unexpected high level meeting the pope had with the commander in chief of the military no mention of a hinge of but we'll see if that changes when the pope goes the neighborhood or on tuesday. father thomas reese is a jazz priest and author of the book inside the vatican the politics and organization of the catholic church and joins me live now from washington d.c.
thanks very much for speaking to us and as we're hearing now we very much. sympathy . in the cold there and his brothers and sisters will he cave in to pressure on this trip. i don't think so but he's in a very delicate situation as you said his heart is really with refugees and especially the refugees who have suffered such terrible persecution what the united nations is called ethnic cleansing. he is his heart is with them on the other hand. there is the concern among the christians in me and maher that if he speaks out too strongly to forcefully there could be a backlash against the christians there who are already suffering persecution from from the military and from the government so he's in a very difficult position if he's if he's prophetic there could be
a backlash if he doesn't speak out he he will be criticized for not coming to the defense of these people who are being persecuted how serious a dilemma is that not just in diplomatic terms but morally as well how does the vatican approach a situation where the two percent segment of the population in the country that is catholic could face a backlash way that up against the of the half a million range as who've been forced to flee a campaign of ethnic cleansing in bhutan ety. well it's a very difficult situation i mean i know that the pope would be happy to speak out if it was only him that suffered then you know that he would he would do that in a flash but it's one thing to be prophetic when you suffer the consequences of it it's another thing to speak out and be critical of a government when other people are going to be are going to suffer from what you say so i think what the pope is going to try and do is make his points pretty
clearly but in a way that no one can can organize against but because that's the real fear is that these radical buddhist monks will organize people into a persecution of both the rowing and the christians and to increase it even more than it is already and yet we know that the government in myanmar. take offense. they have they don't use it as a means of denying the status and legitimacy of these people so real implications to that would sorry to all skew such a specific question but do you think the pope will use the time range on this trip . well we're going to have to wait and see it's going to be very interesting to see if he uses that word. you know and also the other thing that he's going to do is when he visits in bangladesh he's going to visit with.
refugees and that is very important because he wants to bring the meat the attention of the world. especially the international community on the just terrible condition that these refugees are are living in this is something that you know the the world community needs to get its act together and come to these to the aid of these people who are suffering so badly this is something else that the pope can do well thank you very much really appreciate your thoughts on this story father thomas reese now indonesia has raised its a lot of bodies not volcano to the highest level warning its first major eruption in fifty full years could be imminent one hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate an expanded danger zone and the main international airport has been closed mama jan jhoom has more. it could lead to a major eruption at any moment that's what indonesian officials are saying about
the volcano on the island of bali mount agung has been rumbling and spewing ash into the atmosphere since the weekend on monday a mass evacuation was ordered and the danger zone was expanded you know not on the jetty the possibility of a large eruption is very high some indications show they will indeed be an eruption since yesterday the eruption that happened has been accompanied by the sound of explosions and vibrations that can be heard and felt within a distance of twelve kilometers. indonesian officials say they will continue to search all the villages in the area and force residents to evacuate if need be. until now based on incoming reports that eruptions and trim is continuous and the love is filling the crater the lava will flow down the slopes to the crater is full . bali's international airport was closed hundreds of flights were canceled and
tens of thousands of travelers were stranded after tests indicated ash had reached its airspace. everything you can get like that. bali is the top tourist destination in indonesia and plays host to millions of visitors each year the volcano last erupted in one thousand nine hundred sixty three when more than one thousand people were killed mohammad. vulcanologist ralph says he expects more explosive activity at mt. actually reawakened about two months ago and where we observed a lot of earthquakes happening inside a volcano telling us that mag most moving molten rock a mark most moving inside a volcano towards the surface with them saw the first start of eruptions a few days ago and the first eruptions were actually what we call free arctic
eruptions meaning it was just steam eruptions from heated up water inside of ok no by the hot magma the last eruption or explosion just yesterday seemed to have been on a different kind does seem to have been fresh molten rock or magma involved in that explosion so what we're seeing here at the moment is sort of the beginning or the likely beginning of an eruption which of course could have more explosions in the near future and potentially also a more intensified explosive activity. the results have given honduras opposition leader a shot need in the presidential election supporters of celebrating off the announcement from the electoral votes in one half of the votes counted he has a lead of forty five to forty eight percent current present one arlanda hand as was expected to comfortably win a second time in a publicly optimistic round of sanchez is in the capital and joins us now in
marianna why are people protesting outside the electoral tried to you know. well mary have a good mix of approaches and the calibration now we are all cried to be electoral tribunal that hundreds of people supporters of. come here. go in firecrackers. celebrating their thinking the national anthem and there are. with the president. corps people how little bit desperate because it's been thirteen more than thirteen hours in the park you know the last three to . end of this election and still there are no results we're here we're focused a lot of people that ordinator the government course. thank you for. coming. so it's been more than twenty four hours now since the polls have closed
this is usually when beyond the time that we expected at least a very clear. what the results were about and we have no such thing right now being announced by the tribunal. and we are very confident that we have the seven point. seven percent of the ballots by now that it will fall and perhaps. no one to be sure that what they're doing is right hopefully that would be the case if you. yes ordinary never happened and that is why people of course obviously do not trust the institutions anymore are becoming anxious about it and what they're demanding is a result you know in a whole day after the election and what we want to know that we have been we are the winners of this election. i think that this is actually a political strategy
a delay strategy by the president to try to negotiate we know we have spoken with the cardinal authorities and they have assured us that there is no way to reverse the advantage that the alliance was in the last few days or weeks if you will. have said that there was a possibility that the elections would be right you and your fellow whom. telling us that yes. but the trend in favor of. what happened. what happened was that people came out to vote and they did so massively and they did so. and that way we were able to defeat the fraud and that's exactly what we were calling for we knew that this was going to be rigged from the beginning. to make that are around two hundred thousand votes have been taken away by the fraud and you would have a one hundred thousand vote advantage at the moment. never held
a post. in office. can you just briefly tell us why did people vote for him they voted for him. exactly you can outsider he's not a conventional politician thank you very much back to you marian wright and for him sanchez thank you very much for the latest on the election in honduras much more to tell you about in the news the case of the. u.s. sanctions against iran how to stay. state sanctioned harassment under robert mugabe drive hundreds of farmers from that land in rural zimbabwe. sports i'll be here to tell you why he's had to run for. presenting me. but just as in pakistan officially ended the capital islamabad after the law
minister gave in to that demands and resigned i've been calling for head hammy to step down over the wedding of a parliamentary bill which they describe as blasphemous same astronomy reports from . after more than three weeks this sit in has turned into a celebration oh yeah supporters of pakistan's blasphemy laws were able to force the government into giving in to their demands not only has the federal law minister step down but the government of pakistan muslim noon has also agreed to investigate itself. a crowd of just thousands brought cities of millions to a standstill here by choking a main artery in and out of the capital city and this really is becoming a common way and all too common a way of achieving any kind of power here in pakistan by being a destructive force on the streets and effectively laying siege to islamabad and then making political demands but the threat of force leaders of this fringe group
have been bolstered by their newfound influence on the country's political affairs pakistan was great on the basis of the belief that there is no god but allah and mohammed is the messenger of allah we know that for seventy years food has been committed against the religion so now we should place religion on the throne. the man at the center of all this a one time preacher at a mosque in lahore he was removed by that city's governing religious body for his hardline views he's built his support base. by being a stanch advocate for the country's blasphemy laws he's even run for a seat in parliament so what's next for this fledgling political party ask the crowd and the answer is more or less stay the same ok they are the latest whatever guidelines thank you both and we will follow accordingly come out of going forward whatever already just tell us to do we are completely out there service paramilitary units were on standby to prevent any more unrest and while protest
leaders agreed to end their sit in hours later people here were still not ready to leave and more demonstrators were right. it's the kind of do or die loyalty to political parties campaigned for decades to achieve something rizvi has been able to accomplish in a few months just ahead of next year's elections zain basra islam about at least eleven civilians have died in a suicide bombing in the iraqi capital baghdad at least nine others were wounded in the attack which targeted a market in the now one area and one khan has no what the sources are telling us is that all after the explosion took place a small improvised explosive device that a number of gunmen at least full they say fired from the rooftops of buildings adjacent to the market that's where we saw a lot of those that's taking place now we are hearing that i still have claimed responsibility for this is attack now this will shock
a number of people in baghdad i guess it was going through a relative he read of car in the last major suicide attack like this that we saw a bombing that we saw was actually in may you know that happiness you very small incidents outside of baghdad in the south but nothing in the south of baghdad story but nothing the scale of this. a talk to charged with conspiring to evade u.s. sanctions against iran will not go on trial in new york this week reza dropped out of sight in the two months leading up to a scheduled trial prompting turkey's prime minister to suggest that he's reached a plea deal with the u.s. authorities jabber tansey has moved from washington. president. of turkey has repeatedly trying to get this trial scrapped lobbying then vice president joe biden and twenty sixteen and president trump in september of this year he maintains of this is a politically motivated prosecution intended to discredit and ultimately overthrow his government on behalf of her to and islamic cleric who lives in pennsylvania to
learn. these steps are purely political i hope we'll get a chance to discuss this issue the united states needs to revise this decision there are very peculiar smells coming from this issue. but drug prosecutors have dismissed that contention and in court filings say they anticipate that the evidence introduced at trial will show that the turkish government and banking officials were integra to the sanctions evasion scheme raisers are is among several turkish men charged with operating a billion dollar money laundering scheme to evade u.s. sanctions against iran only two of the accused are in u.s. custody however there is widespread speculation that zurab has flipped and is not cooperating with the prosecution he was abruptly released from prison in early november his whereabouts publicly unknown authorities say he remains in federal custody and that's led to speculation that he entered the witness protection program there is another strand to this case the special counsel robert muller
looking into alleged russian meddling in last year's presidential election is examining former trump national security adviser michael flynn's under their lobbying for the turkish government it's been alleged that flynn was offered large sums of money at the very least and lobby the trumpet ministration for the extradition of if not kidnapping himself and transport the cleric to ankara he's also alleged have been asked to get this legal case dropped now there are questions as to whether i will be able to provide any further information about turkish lobbying of u.s. government officials like if they are and can provide documented evidence that would be a huge break in the fine investigation. but also possibly and i think this is the most. interesting angle to the case is a potential criminal investigation of the president of turkey for violating irene sic iran sanctions. that could be what got him
released with turkey describing this case as a tack on the country the trial is seen as yet another blue to u.s. took relations already under strain. of kristen salumi joins us now from new york kristen what can you tell us about what happened in court. well merriam only one of the two defendants in u.s. custody showed up at the courthouse behind me today he is the deputy c.e.o. of holt bank the turkish state owned bank his name is matt attila and the judge did confirm today that he will be the only one to stand trial this week the lawyers are in the process of selecting a jury to hear the case but the whereabouts of the main defendant here reza sara remain a mystery as does his situation lawyers for him and prosecutors neither of them are saying anything about his situation and what could unfold here but we know from
court documents that he is a potential witness in the case he could be called to testify against attila in fact the president of turkey recip tire barrier juan has called him a hostage he's called this case politically motivated an attempt to build up a case for u.s. sanctions against church the white house for its part is not responding to these charges they have not said anything but we have heard from the acting u.s. attorney in this case a man by the name of june kim who does serve at the pleasure of the white house here in federal court he describes the allegations that. this case is being orchestrated somehow by the muslim cleric the two adult glenn who's in exile here in the united states ridiculous he says he denies all of these accusations they stand by the charges against the nine men in this case we'll hear more as the case begins to unfold in court here opening arguments could take place as early as
tuesday it's fascinating john thanks very much for bringing us all the latest from new york kristensen amy. now zimbabwe's in prison anderson and god where is expected to form his cabinet this week all eyes are on whether he'll break with the past or name a broad based government or select old guard figures from robert mugabe's era army task reports from harare. nearly two weeks is the military takeover zimbabwe security forces say the situation is getting back to normal the police who haven't been seen on the streets of our area for days are resuming their duties for now that means doing joint patrols with soldiers to try and maintain law and order law enforcement agents are already receiving reports of looting in. other people's properties particularly farms in houses. is criminal in the arguments the spirit of man. and it will be made by the people
of the law the announcement comes days after. the new president urged citizens not to take matters into their own hands by punishing allies of the former president robert mugabe there are reports that robert mugabe and his wife grace have been given immunity from prosecution the police won't say how many of mugabe's allies have been arrested so far the most high profile is a gracious the former finance minister he's accused of corruption going back at least ten years. some say so late to punishment could be a sign not much is going to change under the you administration we might have had one person removed but the higher. remains in place so for me the more things change the more they remain the same and you know if i'm against you and i think you are challenging me. you become fair game human rights abuses
the high court recently ruled the military takeover which eventually saw robert mugabe resign was lawful zimbabweans who were tired of having macabre as their leader for thirty seven years have welcomed the court's decision. but others weren't allowing the army to legitimize taking over the functions of the state sets a dangerous precedent. and since the fall of robert mugabe zimbabweans are hopeful of a new future but many continue to suffer after decades of authoritarian rule and the use of state resources to benefit the mcgarvie family from a to many reports from the village of missouri way in central them by way where residents given land once owned by white farmers years affair under the mccarthy regime. mazzoli in much shauna land a rich and fur town is perfect for farming and gold deposits scattered in its mountains it was seized from white farmers and nationalized under former president
robert mugabe's land reform program in the one nine hundred eighty s. and ninety's but in recent years black zimbabweans here who won back land under that program say the mugabe government has been trying to push them off their farms it was a very terrifying bit they can lead to doing. the dogs every so they awakened us from from our house in the i ordered us to go out is the myself in the mail wife. i got out of the house this with that this that idiot destroy my kitchen my bedroom in the best bare room my storage and everything christoffersen owners lived and farmed here for seventeen years holding on despite what he says is constant police harassment he and others have been to court to stop it but the police raids kept coming. after yet another day of rain cristobal complains to his wife that their
store grain will be ruined police destroyed their storage shed in the last raid more than nine hundred families once lived genoud just one hundred forty three remain with mazowiecki immense commercial potential and vast water resources people here say mugabe's wife grace wants it or even though gabi is no longer president and his wife grace doesn't have the polish she wants wielded special task force police still present here monitoring the area essentially protecting it for the mugabe family people living here say they continue to feel intimidated and harassed now we don't know which will we start which we are going through because every time they stick a guess and even me. little what he did to stay even to sleep all night without somebody several kilometers away construction of
a luxury hotel belonging to grace mccarthy has been abandoned the mugabe's also own a dairy farm nearby which grace managed until she turned her attention to her political aspirations while the government says it's given mugabe immunity it's not known which of his properties or businesses he'll be allowed to keep there also allegations that there are links to millions of dollars worth of zimbabwe's missing diamond revenue since my god is overthrow people in missouri we have been told they can stay giving christopher some hope this will remain his home but no guarantee for me al-jazeera miseries and bob where the news hour here on al-jazeera still ahead on a mission to transform france's relationship with africa president emmanuel lachlan box on a four day tour of the region. our changing climate and growing demand is putting pressure on mediterranean olive grove as. a former long distance champion cheers on thousands of of his compatriots as they hit the streets in ethiopia the details
coming up with this sport. hello and welcome back now across europe we've got some really cold air taking down we've got snow in many areas this area across hungary remain near crossed into the black sea region is going to cause some problems we've got snow for the north into parts of russia some snow over the alps good for the ski season and cold air taking down across the u.k. with some snow showers in the east and west coast and as we head down incoherent potential area of rain the snow is going to become heavier with time this is frontal system across southern areas too so all in all is looking pretty unsettled cross many. of europe us was down in greece the best the weather but nothing special there with highs of fourteen degrees on the other side the mediterranean
this circulation of low pressure is just increasing the winds along the coasts of both libya and through into egypt but caro should get away with a fairly nice day temperatures of twenty three degrees celsius now as you head into central parts of africa looking fairly quiet here at the moment has to be said some showers across you can the congo gabon but otherwise largely dry thing for many areas and i stand lagos nigeria and ghana should be dr plenty of sunshine same goes through into wednesday for southern portions of the continent we've got to find weather in many areas highs of twenty two in sunny cape town. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and and going to run the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this seems like
but look at stories making headlines this hour the man in charge of myanmar's military crackdown against their head as told pope francis there is no religious discrimination in his country indonesia has raised its alert for bodies mount a going to the highest level warning a major eruption could be imminent and protest leaders it is all about have called off a sit in of fountains of demonstrators after the resignation of pakistan's no minister with a hughes a lasso me. now and other stories we're following nineteen people including children have been killed by russian as strikes in the east of the syrian capital the towns of misrata and. as well as a market in general were hit by strikes and artillery shelling the latest casualties come as russia denies responsibility if the deaths of dozens of civilians in strikes targeting i sell over the weekend well the leader of syria's opposition delegation says he looks forward to serious and direct negotiations with the government backed talks in geneva that the government has have yet to arrive
prompting fears attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict could be thwarted once more and diplomatic editor james bays reports. peace talks in geneva were supposed to stop this bloodshed. but as we've seen many times before the timetable of failed diplomacy is actually crossing the agony of the people of syria. parts of aleppo province. and the outskirts of damascus bombarded the assad government has been intensifying its onslaught in the days and hours before talks due to start my fellow assad didn't leave a single corner that hasn't been destroyed if you want to fight it don't target civilians instead take on the armed groups at the front lines god willing they'll teach you a lesson briefing the u.n. security council in new york the man who's supposed to lead the talks on tuesday
stefan de mistura condemned the violence he noted that the syrian government had perspire its travel to geneva but he said they needed to attend naturally we hope indeed expect that the government will be on its way shortly but the president the third meant to break that imputing when they met in sochi that meeting part of intense diplomacy in recent weeks the russians who turned things around on the battlefield for assad are supposed to bring the syrian government to the geneva table and the saudis created a new opposition group ing to go to the talks out are key players like former leader riyadh his job in a figures closer to moscow some of which were previously even to write it as assad stooges. a number of western diplomats have told me they're concerned about the way stefan de mistura is handling this process they fear it's becoming russian flavored
with a focus on a new constitution and elections rather than political transition. geneva buttons prince harry and his new fiance u.s. actress meghan markle have given their first television interview following the official announcement and they're engaged meant it comes a year and a half after they first met in an introduction by mutual friends peter sharp reports. prince harry and meghan markle together outside london's kensington palace the thirty six year old actress brings a touch of the twenty first century to britain's royal family she's an american who describes herself as mixed race which came under scrutiny in media coverage of their relationship and some of that scrutiny and you ended up making a very public statement about it some of that scrutiny was centered around your ethnicity. when you realize that or something. of course it's disheartening you know it's. it's
a shame that that is the climate in this world to focus that much on that or that that would be discriminatory in that sense but i think you know the end of the day i'm really just proud of who i am and where i come from and we have never put any focus on that we've just focused on who we are as a couple and so when you take all those extra layers away and all of that noise. i think it makes it really easy to just enjoy being together and to know all the rest about. it was in september two thousand and sixteen that they made their first public appearance a sports event for wounded veterans later prince harry was incensed by the press coverage of their relationship his office issued an unprecedented rebuke his girlfriend meghan markle has been subjected to a wave of abuse and harassment a smear on the front page of a national newspaper the racial undertones of comment pieces and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls this is not
a game it is her life and his prince harry who's fifth in line to the throne so permission from the queen to marry this is a royal family that from the top that means with the times and so you just say do it do its members and your hair is a modern going he's a guy he's great not been you know in the modern world he wants to do things his way he's not bound by tradition he's following his heart as opposed to any form of protocol that people think he should marry the world's media had set up outside kensington palace but on the streets of london news of the engagement was greeted with a mixture of delight and disinterest there were actually there. time to get mad when you think. so much of her interest. don't you. think but well done. missing geisha and speaks volumes about how the royal family history. american actress of mixed race will become
a duchess unthinkable even a few years ago peter shot al-jazeera in london. the french president is expected to outline plans for a new relationship with africa on a four day trip that starts in picking a faster france's relationship with its former colonies is far from easy and it's often been accused of propping up dictators to benefit its own economic interests or hopes that in one year lack one will change that. ports. when a man or mccall condemned france's colonial past during the presidential campaign many voters understood it to mean that he wanted a new relationship with africa to end sixty years of french influence over its former colonies self interest was the guiding principle. is part of french restoring it was a crime it was a crime against humanity it was barbarous it's part of the perfectly must face up to former president jacques chirac embodied the neo colonial approach that became
known as far south lake he used the french military to prop up authoritarian leaders if they were deemed to be friends of france nicolas sarkozy had little time for africa in a controversial speech in dhaka he said africans had failed to enter the history books. and it was under francois hollande that the syal region became a new frontier in what he called france's fight against terror. with the. france has no desire to remain here in mali because it must be the mali and themselves and africans who ensure the security the independence and the sovereignty of mali that's how i believe relations between france and africa must be so far as indicated that he wants to take a different approach to africa that he wants to build a relationship that's based more on equality than historical ties but just how. that will be remains unclear. but i call has had some false starts he was
criticized for saying africa was being held back by women having too many children and for a plan to place french immigration processing centers in some african countries. invest the way he is approaching africa it's new he chose to go to burkina faso a country which had a democratic revolution recently he's going to a university to address young people and he'll have a question and answer session with the students that's something we're not seen before as he begins a four day tour of west africa mccall has chosen to set out his vision for a new chapter in french african relations at work a degree university in capital on tuesday he says young africans carry the hopes of tomorrow and as for his youngest president he may be well placed to convince them that he means what he says with al-jazeera paris. kenya's president her kenyatta is to be sworn into office for a second term on tuesday following
a long and better election campaign the country's economy a struggle since his first election where in august was not a fight by the electoral commission a second win in october was just by the opposition and taken to the supreme court catherine so he has more from nairobi. an ordinary weekday morning in kenya's capital nairobi. and as always scores of people make their way to the city's industrial area to look for casual employment. what is change in the last few months is that jobs have become even more scarfs. even the recent election period and the political uncertainty around it he's waiting for work at this battery manufacturing plant he says he's only done ten days of work and around sixty dollars since august. after the august election on the rerun there were no jobs at all but we still have to come and try our luck.
some people try their luck in other factories like this vehicle assembly plant but it's also been tough for big industries the private sector has suffered huge losses many companies have downsized some have closed and investors are holding onto their money for now big contracts which were meant to begin immediately after the election were postponed by international customers who are in to do road construction on a relisted big project development they said let's wait and see and see how the election spins out. out on the streets most kenyans are also feeling the effects of an economy that is slowing down their cost of living has doubled in the last five years and now the government has downscaled its economic growth forecast for this year to five point one from five point nine percent the kaname have almost always dipped during election season. it happened in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven and in two thousand and seven after
a dispute at paul and paul phillips and calles the economy priced this time around it was already struggling because of among other things a prolonged droughts mania thing that the political uncertainty around the election just made things worse if i was present you know today i would be you know really normal privatization program i would be doing much more to stimulate particularly agriculture it's very easy you know so many people in our economy are dependent on it you get it working the sense of well being translates very very quickly across the board. many people now hope that the election over the economy will stabilize. but the opposition led by raila odinga is planning more protests and economic boycotts to push for a new vote this may be one flattened and economic hard times cathy zoi al-jazeera nairobi kenya. the un security council has observed a moment of silence to honor the victims of egypt's deadly mosque attack or than
three hundred people were killed in north sinai as barely a bit last week after gunmen stormed a last square worshippers had gathered for friday prayers a tack was the worst in egypt's modern history no group has claimed responsibility . the lebanese prime minister saad hariri has been taking part in talks with political leaders and getting his government back on its feet it follows weeks of instability equals why is short resignation in saudi arabia during which he heavily criticized iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah since returning to beirut hariri has again called hezbollah to stop interfering overseas and accept a neutral policy to bring an end to the political crisis. meanwhile business might be booming for lebanon's all of growers botch their livelihoods are coming under increasing threat from climate change from lebanon to greece and italy to tunisia searing summer as an unpredictable winter as a cutting by as much as a fifth and reports now from southern lebanon. it's
a tradition almost as ancient as the civilizations that first settled these hills for thousands of years all of those have been hand picked across southern lebanon much like they are today the fruit is a staple in mediterranean kitchens and all of oil is a crucial ingredient. lebanese farmers typically press oil at their own small batch facilities it's a complex process that sees the all the fruit washed pitted ground into a paste and then pressed into a golden oil the family has been in the business for as long as anyone can remember he says he can't imagine doing anything else wasn't because they go in with a door only of all it is very nutritious and has so many benefits even god spoke about it in one of the verses in the koran only of all it is medicine it is the greatest of all these. modernization has made pressing all of us into oil less labor intensive and more lucrative but in recent years farmers have been struggling
to keep up with demand all of oil production is becoming increasingly risky business crossed the mediterranean the land of birds according to environmentalists climate change is leading three pieces before you. from southern europe to north africa to the levant hotter than average summers and cold winters have seen harvest shrink according to forecasters at the international of council mediterranean oil production has declined by around twenty percent when compared to averages from the decade between two thousand and two thousand and ten delivering a major setback to the billion dollar industry and as the region supply becomes increasingly unpredictable some boss players have started looking elsewhere for future sources of all of oil including california australia and new zealand something producers in lebanon say could destroy their ancient way of life.
we are very worried about the import of all of this on all of oil from abroad we must be able to export our own harvest i only hope our industry works to keep these markets open for us because our oil is of the best quality growing global demand for all of oil as a food and health product is also putting pressure on the may lead mediterranean base apply ors to produce even more but with all of harvest continuing to decline because of the region's changing climate it's hard to see how they'll be able to do that india's tired al-jazeera arab saline in southern lebanon. i still want to come on this news from london including online retailer amazon goes shopping for new had courses promising jobs and investment but how much can it actually deliver. love is in the air samaritan in the omani does it show we'll have more on that story and much more in the sports. me a. business updates brought to
if you didn't know it cyber monday the time of year when online shoppers bagged deep discounts on everything from gaming consuls to big screen t.v.'s and people all spending big black for. thanksgiving online sales of such chill high of seven point nine billion dollars nearly eighteen percent from a year ago and the buying frenzy continues analysts expect cyber monday to drive six point six billion dollars in internet sales making it the largest u.s. online shopping day in history online giant amazon is doing so well that it's now looking to open a second head courses hundreds of cities a competing for the five billion dollar prize newark is one of the front runners
but not everyone is convinced of the benefits as gabriel enzo explains. and old abandoned baseball stadium what's become a symbol of a city in decline but in the city of newark there are signs that things are changing what is this going to be. this is going to be a very large army clear broader we'll have a. housing unit. in newark a revival with the development boom in recent years we believe that the north's time has come and we wanted to be part of it but now the city located just fifteen kilometers from new york is thought to be a top contender for the second headquarters of the retail giant amazon the city is treating it like it was beating to host the olympics we are that mad so we have the infrastructure you know we have the people we have the diversity newark is not
alone in wanting to become the host city for amazon second headquarters more than two hundred thirty cities are making beards they are all over the country and range from big cities like boston chicago denver and los angeles to small cities like wilmington delaware population seventy one thousand amazon has promised to invest five billion dollars in the local economy to the winning city and i said the second headquarters could bring fifty thousand new jobs in its bid to moue or amazon here to newark this city and state are offering the company huge financial incentives primarily between five and seven billion dollars in tax breaks critics say the plan is built on a flawed theory called trickle down economics the idea that reducing taxes on business will stimulate economic growth for the poor trickle down doesn't really
trickle down to the working class or to low income people so i think people in newark to be really concerned and so. people are while we had. but others see opportunity. because a lot of people need just one city like so many others in north america looking for amazon to make another delivery a boost to their local economy gabriel resigned oh al-jazeera newark new jersey chose hanau. thank you england's cricket as a found themselves one down in the ashes series against australia and now they've also been grounded by the management the team lost the first test match to australia by ten wickets in brisbane but what's really infuriated the english cricket board is the behavior of wicket keeper jonny bairstow it's emerged he headbutted australian batsman cameron bancroft in
a bar in perth last month. i got into a very amicable call decides to meet with johnny and. you know yeah like just. just just graded me with. yeah just ahead. all i was expecting. wasn't was a big grating of choice that all was i was expecting and obviously at the top i mean he said sorry you know for me personally it was just really weird you know obviously. you know it was so random and i certainly didn't expect it coming you know as i said you know a handshake or a hog or something that would have dane something that all probably would have would have expected more than a head but. as i said like there was certainly nothing in the issues to daddy's action and i just took it is. i don't know it jonny bairstow you know a you know he says a lot of people very different later to myself as and when i'm not as
a corrido yeah my head yeah you foreign. forehead they get. italy and football giants ac milan have sacked their coach in chains him until after a poor start to the season milan are seven time european champions but have struggled in the last few years new chinese investors were hoping to boost the club by spending two hundred thirty three million dollars during the pre-season transfer window on new players but montoya has been shown the door with the club lying seventh in serbia eleven points outside of the chan music qualifying positions for milan midfielder gennaro good too so will take over well if milan fans thought their team was doing badly how about the team at the bottom of benevento who have just slumped to a fourteenth straight defeat they lost one nil to atlanta on monday is the worst start to a campaign by any team in europe's top five leagues compare that to the n.f.l.
zz cleveland browns who have lost eleven straight this season not to mention losing fifteen out of sixteen last year but it is not as bad as the tampa bay buccaneers who lost twenty six in a row nine hundred seventy six and seventy seven a years to forget for fans of the buccaneers and they might be one of the m.b.a.'s top teams right now but back in twenty ten and eleven the cleveland cavaliers were also on the wrong end of a defeat twenty six straight times while relegation seems a real possibility for benevento one club in brazil went down and their fans were furious pontificator were trailing three two on sunday in a brazilian league game which would result in their relegation when the supporters invaded the pitch now they were angry at the club's ploy not to mention their team was actually leading two nil earlier in this game the match was eventually abandoned after police said they cannot guarantee the safety of the players. when
you think of countries that dominate long distance running ethiopia immediately springs to mind but the country. he's currently facing a slump in form having won just a single gold medal at last year's in impacts in rio judging by these pictures though that last thousands turned out on the streets of addis ababa for the ten kilometer great ethiopia run as one of those running for fun many up and coming out to part something which delighted the event's founder form a ten thousand metre weld analytic champion haile gebrselassie who is now president of the ethiopian athletics federation. that if you want. you know nothing goes out.
stepping it up a notch and some hardcore runners have been taking part in the coldest and most isolated running race in the world the antarctic ice marathon fifty five competitors bundled up in warm weather gave around forty two kilometers in minus thirty degrees celsius battling strong headwinds along the way the winner of the men's race was denmark's frank you hanson who finished in three hours thirty seven minutes and forty six seconds the women's when i was american kelly mclay who finished an hour and nineteen minutes behind all fifty five runners completed the race. and finally love is in the air at the desert marathon british couple greg and rosemary downing chose to take part in the race to celebrate their recent wedding that no strangers to extreme long distance running having completed the two hundred fifty one kilometer marathon to solve in morocco last year the amman desert marathon covers one hundred sixty five kilometers of a six day ages. we did the math and death of the year and then we went with
thinking of what we should do for a honeymoon and we thought that doing another race by that would be a good thing today and the state like a very nice way. that it's this book by its merriam in london which well that's how i write but anyway as much war and everything we're covering on our website on news and sport right there out there dot com is a way to go for comments analysis and of course video on the lawn or i mean you can watch us live right there as well that wraps up the news hour but much more coming up in a few minutes time i'll be back with our round up of war the day's news stay with us.
in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their family right near the most terrible thing in syria just to be that this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship you don't have a sometimes i thought it would be better to die than continue to be she really didn't go to. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. walking into a diplomatic minefield touches down a man our needs met.