hello and welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from my headquarters in doha with me and as a problem coming up in the next sixty minutes. a missile was launched. a while ago the real. take care of the u.n. security council will hold an emergency meeting after north korea launches its longest range ballistic missile. a u.s. jury acquits the man accused of masterminding the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack on the most serious charges. the u.n. security council will meet to address the growing business of people trafficking in libya. and a point francis addresses a master in her first visit to myanmar but avoids making any reference to the real hunger crisis.
north korea has test launched another and to continental ballistic missile provoking global condemnation the south says this one had the capability of reaching anywhere on the u.s. mainland japan says the rocket was fired on a state today actually from pyongyang sang and reached an altitude of four thousand kilometers before landing in its waters the u.n. security council will hold an emergency meeting on wednesday u.s. defense secretary james mattis at the launch was the highest yet and shows that the north pole is a worldwide threat nato says pyongyang is undermining regional and international security while the e.u. called it a grave provocation rosalyn jordan has more now from washington d.c. . the pentagon says it was an intercontinental ballistic missile that north korea launched on wednesday its first such missile test in more than two months. the missile flew about a thousand kilometers before splashing down in the sea of japan tokyo was furious.
you cannot it i believe the international community needs to be united and to fully implement sanctions against north korea japan will not back down in the face of provocation but maximize pressure on north korea as well as washington and well we can you know we will take care of it we have general managers in the room with us and we've had a long discussion about it. it is a situation that we will handle bottom line it's a continued effort to build threat political threat that endangered world peace regional peace and for united in response south korea test fired its own missiles a show of force against its northern neighbor. at the state department official said secretary rex tillerson left a meeting with the king of jordan in order to consult with allies and at the united nations a sense of a long arm if it was launched you know towards the island move over to japan.
if you fail you know in the economy because known it would be of course an even greater. danger to ships where planes the un security council recently passed two resolutions imposing new sanctions on feeling young as punishment but analysts say this latest launch shows pyongyang doesn't care about international opinion and part of that is i think to signal to beijing you know don't pushes too hard because we were not going to back down and we could go a little crazy you know it might not be so good for you either at the request of the u.s. japan and south korea the u.n. security council will meet later on wednesday to discuss this latest missile launch by north korea at most it's going to give member nations a chance to express their dismay with refusal to comply with international law and international resolutions it's going to take
a lot more diplomacy than just one meeting in order to resolve this crisis rosalyn jordan al-jazeera at the state department. well the most hours of course the latest in a series of tests this year by north korea but the first in more than two months and september pyongyang test while a nuclear bomb in an underground facility that followed two intercontinental ballistic missile launches in july after which the north said it had the rocket technology required to carry a nuclear warhead is growing capability and refusal to end weapons tests have led to major regional and global security concerns and to calls for increased u.n. sanctions on north korea well let's get more on this now we're joined by stephen naggin associate professor of politics and international studies at international christian university and he's joining us via skype from tokyo very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so as we've been reporting the distance traveled significantly greater than the two previous i.c.b.m.'s that also flew for longer
just how concerned will japan be about this. depends very concerned and i think the concern because what we've seen through the development of the success of this particular missile launch is that north korea has been able to consolidated its technology to expand its technology and its capability second i think importantly this particular i landed it with in japan's second exclusive economic zone this demonstrates that the north koreans do have the capacity to attach pens but again more importantly i think that rather than attacking japan that there is the possibility of some kind of accident that could affect territory within the japanese context meaning affect japanese citizens third importantly we don't have an effective terrestrial and naval. and you ballistic missile system to knock down these missiles and again it puts japan and japanese security and also other countries security within the region at risk so what can the japanese do and just
how much unity is there between the other countries in the region between japan south korea and china on how to deal with pyongyang right now. well what code can do and what prime minister abbott has been focusing on is tightening its alliance with the united states and trying to acquire antiballistic missile technology such as the a just system and there's one naval and terrestrial based versions of this and they're also trying to work with partners within the region south koreans china and other interested parties put pressure on the north koreans through sanctions at the united nations level but also cooperate in within the region now we have many challenges here the timing of the test of course comes after the one thousand party congress comes after president bush president transmitted to the region and it comes after the agriculture susan has been there so the troops that were sent out to the farms to gather food for the winter are now back are back in the u.s. and ready to test this out and mr maggie i think that north korea couldn't read and
i was just going to say that following the communist party congress and china rather and u.s. president trumps visit there the u.s. and china once again did not seem to be speaking with one voice about north korea which has been a big problem and how to address gang the u.n. security council is holding this emergency meeting tomorrow but clearly so far the emergency meetings the sanctions aren't working why is the international community do you think continuing on this path that is not getting the results it wants. well frankly i think that the north koreans understand that in north koreans tested at this particular time because they understand that shooting isn't a very powerful position after the ninety party congress is not willing to put more pressure on the north korean. the heels of the kim regime of use what's happening in south korea and the souring of relations with japan and south korea as
a potential is are between these two countries in terms of the cooperation with the north and again as you mentioned. china and the united states aren't seeing eye to eye on these particularly on north korea and we even have the russian continued trade and deepening trade relations with the north korean north koreans of all stakeholders within the region are fractured they're not working together nor cooperate in synergize way to put pressure on the north and as a result the north the since able to continue to expand its missile and missile technology development into this international community community need to work together in a unified way to deal with the north koreans and what we see right now with the major stakeholders are not seeing north korea in the same way and then seeing it as a with the same urgency and it's a curious security challenge of the united states and japan and south korea last night it is great to get your thoughts your insights and to this stephen jagat and
maggie joining us live from tokyo thank you. thank you so. let's move on to other news now the man accused of masterminding the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack has been acquitted of the most serious charges against him. captured by american forces in two thousand and fourteen u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound. the attacks on the state department and cia compounds in benghazi libya on september the eleventh twenty twelve have been a rallying point for republicans who accuse them secretary of state hillary clinton of not doing enough and then lying about the incident that led to the death of four americans including ambassador christopher stevens we were misled that there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that an assault sprang out of that and that was easily but ascertained that that was not the fact but but the american people could have known that within days and they didn't know with all due respect
the fact is we had four dead americans was a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided they'd go kill some americans what difference at this point does it make. i was detained in twenty fourteen the government accused him of being a ringleader in the attack prosecutors presented testimony that khattala had called for attacks on americans however his defense lawyers say he was a bystander who arrived on the scene after the attack a point conceded by the prosecution in addition a key prosecution witness was paid seven million dollars for his testimony and having been detained in twenty fourteen could tell i was held at sea for almost two weeks his defense lawyers say he was deprived of sleep and had no legal counsel after five days of deliberation the jury found him guilty of one count of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists one count of providing material support or resources to terrorists one count of maliciously
destroying and injuring dwellings and property and placing lives in jeopardy and one count of using and carrying a semiautomatic weapon during a crime of violence but he was acquitted of the federal murder and other charges he faces decades in prison she had. the russia's news agency is reporting that a senior saudi prince has been released after more than three weeks in detention over corruption charges when from what i've been up to levels reportedly for you know to reaching what officials called an acceptable agreement he is reported to have paid more than one billion dollars in a settlement with a who was the national guard minister is the son of the late king abdullah and was once considered a contender for the throne officials say at least three others involved in corruption cases have also finalized settlement agreements. the u.n. security council has held an emergency session on human trafficking and libya evidence has emerged of hundreds of people being auctioned there for as little as
four hundred dollars mike hanna reports from new york. a small crowd of africa next gather outside the libyan embassy in protest against the practice of modern day slavery why do we. not here disputes that libya is now a failed state but many argue that those who were affected the overthrow of the gadhafi government six years ago must share responsibility for the consequences of the political vacuum that was created among them the abuse of migrants and refugees who fled their native lands. just up the road the security council discusses what is to be done. calls for a strong expression of condemnation from the security council the horrific images emerging in recent weeks. they underscore the urgency of improving our global policy to tackle this scourge and put an end to this human tragedy. the un's
refugee chief proposes immediate measures but says funds as well as words must be deployed strengthening refugee protection and offering solutions along the routes. including in chad and me share is key but dramatic funding gaps persist especially in sub-saharan africa some ninety percent of refugees and migrants attempting to get to europe pass through libya and it's the most vulnerable who are the prey. they sell africans over there in libya they sell men even fifteen year old libyans are there in a car they're armed the coming kidnap you and the sell you for seventy two one hundred fifty dollars and then others will resell you i think they're going to leave the ship as soon as you arrive in libya the first thing that happens is that you are taken away and sold under discussion in the security council the possibility of sanctions against individuals and entities and applying the full
range of international law including the use of the international criminal court but the session ends without a resolution it could be weeks even months before the u.n. security council agrees on concrete measures to stop slavery but those suffering in africa and their contact creates here in new york my adamant that even today. mike hanna al-jazeera new york well it's got a sense of what's happening and find libya correspondent more that then why have as in tripoli. the migrant situation in libya is very miserable these illegal migrants they flee war poverty and unemployment in their own countries and the paid people are smugglers to get through the libyan desert to the libyan coast and then the sea of to europe through that tough journey in the desert migrants face extortion violence and sometimes rape sometimes many of them gets killed or they die out of
starving in the desert now authorities here in libya have recently opened an investigation into the allegations of selling illegal migrants in an auction in this i was of the country now they are illegal migrants they take advantage of the power vacuum and financial collapse in the country especially on the cell the borders libya has a spacious opened and monitored borders that was the sudan and chad and algeria and now when illegal migrants get into libya they get. used and extorted by people smugglers and authorities here also say that they illegally migrants they affect the libyan economy especially authorities here have to take it of thousands of migrants in detention centers and day with the help of the international
organization for migration the help many migrants voluntarily return to their countries. plenty more ahead on the news hour and clothing a nation divided kenya's opposition leader valley supplies home as president kenyatta is sworn in promising unity. but one is the cryptocurrency so just past the ten thousand dollar mark and one from a plane crash that killed nineteen a brazilian football player as we look at how he has rebuilt its team funneling the tragedy. the head of the catholic church put funds us as a new largest city young gone he's delivering mass to thousands of people on tuesday francis called for respect for the rights of all of myanmar's ethnic minorities groups as he appeared alongside the country's leader. but he avoided any
direct mention of the one hundred muslim minority well let's get more on the pope's visit now we're joined by our correspondent scott hyla he's live for us and yang gone and no doubt a very warm reception so far for the pope scott. absolutely elizabeth that actually the pope just started his homily here at this mass the began maybe about a half hour ago it's a very large grounds here in central yangon where we are you can see behind me and of thousands have come here some came overnight they spent the night outside the gates so they could come in here and get a seat about forty minutes ago the pope came in in what's known as his popemobile and he drove through the crowd so everybody the tens of thousands of people behind me were able to see him up close and then the mass started about a half hour ago and he just started speaking within the last couple of minutes he'll deliver this family and then they'll be some morse parts of the service after
this we expect this to go on for maybe about another hour and then later in the day i was with he will have a meeting with. some months as some buddhist monks leadership here in yangon and then later on the day will meet with some catholic bishops back at the archbishop residence here in yangon and scott he's of course already met with the later words ministry leaders as well. we know that he hasn't mentioned the crisis by name a way expecting him to achieve anything on the session on the final set. you know he didn't you know the big kind of focus yesterday was when he was in a bit over the capital he met with government officials particularly at the top a meeting was on song suchi and no he did not mention the engine name when he delivered a speech in nathan or the capitol after that but he alluded to them and that's kind
of you know everyone was really kind of everyone the international community was really focused on if he does or doesn't say right handy he didn't but he alluded to them obviously that's disappointing to a lot of people around the world who wanted him to really tackle this issue like he has for weeks and months before this he has said riggins it before coming into country because it's such a delicate issue he was actually. counseled by the catholic leadership here in country to not say that word but what he did say is that this nation needs to have everybody needs to have religious freedom everybody's identity needs to be there is another word those people who see them as ethnic groups certain ethnic groups the ranger for one example needs to be recognized by the government as individuals their own identity that's something that the right hinges don't get so we can focus on that from what the pope said yesterday as being directed at the range issue again he just started delivering his his his message is right now after this mass
during this map mass so we'll see if there are similar themes from what we heard in a bit or in the capital after he met with the country's leadership elizabeth. scott what kind of reaction has there been to what the poet has said about the. country will start in country the most go outside in country he's been received fairly well obviously they were very concerned if he was going to say were there was concern if there could be protests if he does say so inside he's been welcomed and the response has been fairly positive but i have to admit it was very interesting the days leading up to the pope's visit here there wasn't much media coverage like we saw around the world but here in myanmar obviously once he did land and he did start conducting meetings there was more coverage outside there was disappointing with human rights groups they have come out and said that they wanted the pope to go further in his comments about the range and specifically mentioned the range others are happy that at least he was able to you know alluded to the
ranger without actually saying them saying them by name but you know those who really were pushing hard for the ranger crisis to be resolved they wanted him to be a little bit stronger and this will be interesting to see once he leaves country thursday and he goes to bangladesh if he will say things differently once he's outside of me and i want to those delicacies are going scott thank you very much for that but it's got hard like joining us live from long gone thank you. now the un sorry envoys to found in the story says the syrian government has agreed to a cease fire and eastern ghouta in days of heavy bombardment it came at the start of an eighth round of talks in geneva to try to find a way of ending the violence on diplomatic editor james bays reports the syria talks in geneva back on but for now with only one of the two sides present u.n. envoy stefan de mistura the delegation from the opposition. but the government has
been involved in a major intensification in eastern. geneva the suspicion is they wanted this aerial bombardment to strengthen their hand at the talks and you have any optimism when you see what's going on. as you were supposed to be. well i was just informed by do russia and then do it today at their peak for a meeting their russian proposal to end a government defector a defiant is difficult because we were and are very content up till now we need to feel where did this take place but it did not point to then told that they've actually been proposed to end their greed upon just the day of the beginning of the station. there is tension within the opposition camp two groups the karo platform and the moscow platform or previously shunned by the rest of the opposition now they've been brought into the negotiating team but that decision made in recent
days in riyadh is deeply controversial many including the former leader riyadh his job resigned their posts and now a letter signed by over four hundred prominent opposition figures saying the team here in geneva does not represent them that delegation is led by nasa hariri but even those with him in geneva believe the process may have been compromised his spokesman says he's worried that special envoy de mistura listens too much to the russians the man is tilting towards the support of a brutal regime russia is not a neutral party in syria. but i believe that the man is between. the rock and the hard place. with comments like that on the first day the prospects for this round of mr de mistura strokes can't be good james bays al-jazeera at the
u.n. in geneva. now u.s. vice president mark penn says president donald trump is actively considering when and how to move the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem and join transponding league and wherever that keeps the embassy in tel aviv palestinians say that moving the embassy would pre-judge one of the most sensitive issues in the conflict the status of jerusalem and on them on america's role as mediator kenya's president heard of kenyatta has urged has divided nation to move on from months of political upheaval after being sworn in for a second term meanwhile at least two people were killed when police clash with supporters of opposition leader rather in nairobi catherine sawyer reports from the capital. who are looking after i arrived for his inauguration a rousing welcome from tens of thousands of supporters there as relieved as they reelected president following a long difficult and controversial election campaign this year the second of two
polls was especially mad by fighting between rival supporters and violent confrontations between police and protesters kenyans are deeply divided along ethnic lines and millions of the positions supporters feel marginalized i. am diligent. as expected he said all the right things uniting kenyans more jobs continuing with development projects started in his previous stop i do listen carefully to my competitors and in the spirit of inclusive it. i will endeavor. to incorporate some of their ideas many kenyans also want to see how he's going to deal with an economy that has been slowing down because of among other things a severe drought the political uncertainty around the election only made things worse many kenyans will tell you that they're struggling to make ends meet. it's
very high and sixty thousand people came to cheer president will. many of them are leaving without knowing where they're going to get their next meal they say that the president needs to deal with them kanani as a matter of. the economy is very bad i am a businessman. and i have to start. we need to shine tribalism we are. where businesspeople. join on the move affordable bringing together especially those who are in opposition. as he was being sworn. police in running battles in another part of the city they say they don't recognize him at his presidency. and say what he now needs to do is
stay true to bridging the ethnic and political divide fixing the economy dealing with corruption and improving their welfare catherine al-jazeera and i will be kenya. still ahead on the news. and saving the country. talks. a battle that has jobs against the. u.s. coal mining country. the long awaited return to have more on that later in the program. from the clear blue sky of the doha mooney. to the fresh fruits and breeze in the city you know. how the weather looks slushy fun to drive across southern parts of china for centuries it is a different story that
a little more cloud here some wet weather pushing up towards shanghai little convergence on this one that rain becoming more extensive as we go on through the longest spells of writing will be heavy at times the possibility some localized flooding eleven celsius there for shanghai further south on the other hand hong kong staying dry and sunny temperatures here at around twenty six degrees meanwhile the usual showers across southeast asia the heaviest of which likely to be across indonesia will be downpours coming in here and that includes bali as well loss of cloud further north into the gulf of thailand we have seen flooding on this circulation to southern areas of thailand and that will continue to make its way a little further west which as we go through the next few days some parts of st cloud you saw half a meter of rain coming down in the last couple of days really really heavy right in that stretch its way into the by a big old southern part of the babin go still seeing some lively showers sell them into i don't think too bad over the next day or two but we will still see some
rather heavy showers coming in here as we go on through wednesday and on into further north it is generate try still in fog and smoke problems there for new delhi where the top temperature of twenty five. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. news has never been more of a liberal but the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. where every. viewer in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time is aiming to replace america 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 sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time. good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news hour these are top stories south korea's president has joined the national security meeting after the u.s. detected an end to continental ballistic missile launch from north korea japan says the rocket reached the highest altitude yet before landing in its watch as an emergency meeting of the u.n.
security council has been shed chilled for wednesday. the man accused of masterminding the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack as being acquitted on the most serious charges against him. was captured by now. and forces in two thousand and fourteen u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound and the u.n. security council held an emergency session on human trafficking in libya evidence has emerged of hundreds of people being auctioned there for as little as four hundred dollars france has called for sanctions to be imposed on the traffic as. well led to dollars a spokesman for the international organization for migration and hanks planes what's driving these slave auctions when is this the crisis for libya's libya has been going on for a long time there's a lot of criminality outside the government there's not a great government in position all of the doing the best and on top of that you have a surge of migrants coming through many of them lifting up a smartphone like that and seeing an ad for some eldorado in europe that doesn't
exist so thanks to social media facebook pushing out into africa for free kids innocent vulnerable people are seeing a route which takes them like a trap straight into the hands of the exploitative traffickers and then they're simply shaking them down torturing them and then selling them on to make profit it's a terrible problem and there are many parts to resolving it first of all we need the big tech media companies to communicate across africa that it's a bad idea to jump on the smugglers but really bad idea we need to help libya former russia a coherent government was rule of law where the humanitarian where the rights of migrants and refugees are respected that's a long way off but in the meantime what we really need to do is get people out of detention fast and that is what the u.n. migration agency is planning to do with the help of the european union and the african union and our partner units the or the seems to be a general agreement that what needs to happen now that the scourge of slavery has emerged in this very vivid way is to get people out of these detention centers
where they're treated so badly. thousand new president has opened a three month amnesty window for the return of stolen public funds the m.s.n. money guard was says those individuals and companies who have illegally stashed money ball would have until the end of february to give it back. one and as president on friday and promise to tackle corruption following robert mugabe's thirty seven year vote. well zimbabweans are looking to their new president to bring the country back from the brink of economic disaster and for business owners the need for help is critical and sevenths reports. manufacturing industry like every aspect of zimbabwe's economy is on its knees and emanuel is under pressure ask him what president new cabinet should prioritize and the list is long with investment and jobs at the top since two thousand of them he's had to
lose half of his work but to stay afloat he's diversifying and taking on smaller contracts. he hardly needs a reminder of hyperinflation and the national currency that's long gone but things haven't got any better. very stressful when you come to the end of the month you need don't even need to make sure that these guys are good their salaries you can look even to predict the next ten days from now what are you going to be doing part of a derelict industrial landscape ziska steelworks is one of many state owned companies that's gone bankrupt that means this firm now has to import steel. and it's galvanizing business using molten sink to coat steel is a big loss maker. this company galvanises fifty metric tons of steel per month just to breakeven it needs to do three hundred tons
a month it's remarkable this company manages to stay afloat this man believes he could start to fix things opposition politician tendai biti finance minister in the national unity government from two thousand and nine to two thousand and thirteen with the mugabe and created a monster so we can trust the zanu p.f. in in one else i'm talking about a transitional process an inclusive transitional process in the respect of which key people including and in particular. so could zanu p.f. take the boxes on demands from western powers to attract investment by including opposition figures in its government they should not hold out their own business community by giving them wrong or advice about ticking those boxes we would take them ourselves we would. make zimbabwe the more do it democratic nation period emanuel chimedza wants to believe that statement if things don't change soon he
only has to take a look down the road to see what the future holds. hundreds simmons' al-jazeera harare. deputy prime minister has resigned over a police scandal for fitzgerald had been at the center of a political crisis that could have led to snap elections and island crucial breakfast negotiations me back on reports from dublin a close call for the irish government after days of tense talks the deputy prime minister france's fitzgerald said that she was resigning for the sake of the country of hurting the possibility of a snap general election she's been under pressure to step down over her handling of a corruption scandal at the upper echelons of the police service when she was justice minister. the main opposition fianna fáil party who the government relies upon for support plan to stage a vote of no confidence if she fail to go which could have brought down the government
a general election could have been potentially damaging for the country at a crucial time politically ireland currently wields a tremendous amount of clouds over breakfast negotiations it's threatens in the past to use its power veto to block the start of trade talks between the european union and u.k. why because islands demanding progress on the politically sensitive question what's going to happen here on the border between the republic of ireland and northern ireland a part of the u.k. after breaks it for the past twenty years the border has been totally open and both sides have benefited economically but at the height of sectarian tensions in northern ireland there were checkpoints and border posts when the u.k. leaves the e.u. it will exit the customs union and single market raising fears of a return to a hard border but the border separates northern ireland and the irish states and it's the reason why there is no border there is because the twenty years ago the good friday agreement was agreed to ensure that there was political stability and
peace among on the island also between arland and the u.k. that was a long hard fought peace negotiation and to rollback that in any way which is what which is what would happen if there was physical borders put in place it would be a disaster for everybody on the island via the british government says there will be no solution on the border until the e.u. and u.k. have reached a trade agreement but without progress the e.u. insists breaks it talks cannot go any further ireland may have the power to veto future trade talks but with brussels also ramping up pressure on london it's a power it may not have to use neve barca al-jazeera dublin. the u.s. federal reserve chair nominee john paul for the expects interest rates to rise gradually he made the remarks during his senate confirmation hearing powell also defended the need to potentially ease regulations on the financial sector he's president troublous picked to lead the federal reserve as a replacement for janet yellen was appointed by former president barack obama. we
expect interest rates to rise somewhat further and the size of our balance sheet to gradually shrink however while we endeavor to make the path of policy as predictable as possible the future cannot be known with certainty so we must retain the flexibility to adjust our policies in response to economic developments above all even as we draw on the lessons of the past we must be prepared to respond decisively and with appropriate force to new and unexpected threats to our nation's financial stability and economic prosperity. well u.s. president trump has ordered the environmental protection agency to began rolling back obama era climate regulations and today a public hearing is taking place from the heart of america's call industry. reports from west virginia. he's the powerful owner of the largest underground coal mining company in the united states. and while he normally would be greeting his
employees at a coal mine today he's at the state legislature building urging the federal government to repeal barack obama era climate change an issue if that he says is illegal and killing his industry but unless this plan is repeal this will force many of these coal fired power plants to close many more will close which would destroy the jobs and the family livelihoods for thousands of coal mining families in this coal dependent state interest is high on the first day of public hearings the obama plan was to cut power plant emissions in america to reduce climate change but it now faces a repeal. something environmentalist say would be a disaster repealing the plan means ignoring the reality of the climate crisis which puts our communities at risk of further disruption and deny them the opportunity to breathe clean air outside the state capitol
a statue in honor of coal miners is a signal of how important the industry is to the state dot along the landscape signs of a once thriving industry now in decline nationwide industry has lost forty percent of its workforce in a decade and production has dropped to its lowest levels in four years here in coal country west virginia the issue is personal it's about jobs and it's also political many people here seeing a friend in president from the white house but with the wind solar and natural gas cleaner. and cheaper the future of coal in america might come down to a simple case of economics the economics of renewables are getting better all the time some of these things are just going to happen without government involvement and whether the government or not the market is going to decide. it may have already decided renewables are considerably cheaper than coal and even if the us
reverses course on climate change policy prices likely won't change but in this part of america there's still hope they'll get the shot they need to revive an industry they're not willing to give up on just yet. charleston west virginia. the international airport on the indonesian island of bali remains closed for the third day. continues to spew volcanic ash the airport as they second biggest and and is expected to stay closed until thursday about one hundred thousand people. have been told to leave their homes as scientists of option could happen at any moment. al-jazeera is demanding the release of a journalist mark one hussein has been in egypt in prison for eleven months hussein's accuser broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny he has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested
on the twentieth of december visiting family. now. dutch shell is denying the latest allegations of complicity in a military government campaign of murder rape and torture and southern nigeria and the ninety nine takings and the international says shell played a role in crimes against protesters in the west reports from under. the homeland of the only people who saw how the nigeria is calm now but the old rich delta has a history of murder rape arson and all pollution and rust against foreign energy companies in the early one nine hundred ninety s. gave rise to activism. the resistance campaign led by the playwright can start a we were provoked a crackdown by nigeria's former military government amnesty international says evidence points to complicity by the giant energy company royal dutch shell.
horrific crimes including murder torture rape and the destruction of villages these were carried out by members of the nigerian military but the internal show documents show that throughout this period the company was encouraging. the nigerian military government and the military units involved to take action against these protesters even after the company knew what was likely to happen so i know we were along with nine others were hanged in one thousand nine hundred five despite international appeal for clemency from their own fighters rebeled against the government. lawyer. who worked with santa we were there of course one of the moments and government forces attacked his community my community was destroyed i mean gray's done already done to me in the ground not.
sure helicopter came home very morning train in the aftermath of that destruction it does not. it does not the government. that came and i just like him believe some of the oil companies operating in the region get away with almost anything communities in nigeria's oil producing region say what they describe as atrocities committed by multinational oil companies will continue until the companies are forced to act responsibly to lead us argue that the local government and administrators systems are not strong enough to deal with powerful oil companies so they take their cases to court and to sue the multinational firms i'm just international reviewed thousands of pages of internal shell company documents and interviewed witnesses the human rights group wants to see shell in court shelly nigeria issued
a statement saying we've always denied in the strongest possible terms the allegations made in this tragic case i missed international set against our false and without merit shall did not colluding with the authorities to suppress community and rest and in no way encouraged or advocated in the act of violence in nigeria despite the denials and two decades after the military crackdown thousands of nigerians continue to seek justice for many it could come too late if it comes at all comedy agrees al jazeera. we have the sports news still ahead on the news hour. with you all are you all. plain sailing how to date have a frenchman managed to pull off those taking on the. job. at.
now the cryptocurrency bitcoin is hotter than ever with investors its price has already increased more than a thousand percent of the past twelve months and now it's edging close to another milestone rob reynolds reports. but a year ago you could buy one bitcoin for about seven hundred thirty dollars in currency exchange sites online now the same bit coin is worth nearly ten thousand dollars why most likely this because there's a lot of speculators that have seen the rapid price rise and bitcoin and decided
that this would be a good gamble for them to get in there have been signs the financial world has become more accepting of the virtual currency japan has recognized it as an official method of payment and the world's largest derivatives exchange operator c.m.e. group plans to start offering bitcoin futures before yours and bitcoins market capitalization is now larger than giant reality based companies like walt disney and i.b.m. investors have taken notice calling bass a popular online trading platform now has more than thirteen million users up more than three hundred thousand in the past week alone some financial experts see the rapid run up in bitcoins price as a classic symptom of economic delusion bitcoin is a speculative bubble the only question is when it's going to burst and who is going to be left holding the bag in the end the people that are holding it will hold something that is worth nothing but going trading as historically been extremely
volatile with the price spiking and crashing as it did in two thousand and thirteen and two thousand and fourteen and bitcoin has also been linked to crime as hackers narcotics sellers and child pornography peddlers prefer the anonymity it provides for illicit transactions robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. it's time for sport about his job. thank you very much for it's a year to the day since a plane crash killed a nineteen players from brazilian team chaper cohen say the plane carrying the team to the compas in america on a final run out of fuel and hit a mountain just outside of methane in colombia seventy one of the seventy seven people on board were killed the families still in mourning the wounds are healing and the football as it must in the small southern brazilian city of chicago goes on the news reports. even before the plane crash which nearly wiped it out chapel quinces story was
a remarkable one touching hearts around the world the modest team from the small city of tropico in southern brazil rose to the country's top division to reach the final of the regional crop competition the student body car and a car it was on the way to play the first leg of that final against that lead to go nuts you know of many a year in that tragedy struck. as brazil as tropical as the families mourned the club for back inspired by the three players who survived in memory of the nineteen who died was another of the survivors was journalist but i fail hines who two months after the crash back at work spoke to al-jazeera. i believe it's a rite of passage from morning to reap it's obvious we won't forget anyone who lost their lives but we need to move on the football players like to win to fight and to win i'm sure it'll be a very emotional game everyone will cry when it was and they did in
a two two draw with brazilian champions the last. played before the accident was the team now made up of players sold cheaply on loan from other clubs survived in brazil's first division and won the state championship was with jackson foreman who lost a leg in the crash now works for the club administration for two other surviving players. who shell hoping to soon return to action it commented on my view that after such an experience we learn to appreciate life differently we start to celebrate life more often we don't know what will happen in fifteen minutes so i am enjoying my life in the best way possible but a cloud still hangs over. an investigation into why the bolivian own charter plane crashed just short of its destination is still on the way the families are contesting a compensation of two hundred thousand dollars per player. have come to symbolize
many of the things fans love about football not just in brazil but around the world surviving and thriving against the odds playing football in the face of adversity the final. now to a race that will test run his mental strength and push their bodies to the absolute . limit the famed marathon day sambal in morocco is known as one of the toughest races on the planet now organizers have started a new version of the race in peru and they're off and running three hundred competitors from forty countries cross the start line a little earlier for this ultra marathon they'll travel across two hundred fifty kilometers running more or less the equivalent of a marathon every day for six days the runners have to take everything with them on their backs including all their kit and food among those taking part is five time marathon this hour with champion rashid elmer beatty who won choose dates first
stage in peru. it's my first time in peru but i haven't used to the terrain in morocco i can say i am more than prepared to compete here hoping to achieve positive results three months of intensive training it helps a lot to adapt to the changing weather for this marathon i have prepared all the food that i need and as well suited i am more than ready for this kind of marathon where the ultra or extreme requires tremendous effort but i'm prepared and up for the challenge ahead saudi arabia have a new coach in charge is their third new coach since september argentina when antonio p.c. replaces compatriot at guard the browser who won two out of five games since qualifying for the world cup p.c. has just six months to get saudi arabia ready for their first appearance at the world cup since two thousand and six although he has plenty of experience having led chile to the final of the confederations cup and a two thousand and sixteen corporate america title. fourteen time major winner
tiger woods preparing to make his return to competitive golf woods has been out of action for ten months since having surgery on his back for the fourth time in three years in february the forty one year old has been practicing in nassau in the bahamas where he'll take part in the invitational hero world challenge later this week what's also i warmed up for his comeback by playing around with u.s. president donald trump last friday he'll be hoping to keep the focus on the course on his return after he was recently sentenced to twelve months probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving. i missed playing golf for fun go out there and he didn't go and play for some denominations and i have a good time i had done them two years. play nine holes here and eighteen holes here and take three days off back was killing me and. i had built
a place on golf like that with my friends and such a long time forget being competitive. but this the surgery was you as you said. you was about quality of life because i didn't really have much. now scandal is threatening to tarnish the image and popularity of japan's national sport sumo wrestling reports of emerge that mongolian grand champion attacked junior wrestler . with a bottle and a karaoke remote control while drinking in a bar in tokyo last month the incident is currently being investigated by police it comes as the sport has just been recovering some of its fan base after a series of other violent incidents over the last few. as if jumping off a mountain wearing only a wing suit wasn't thrilling enough take a look at this. for you all you all.
here french devils have pulled off a breathtaking stunt in the swiss alps they jumped from the top of the mountain glided behind and under a light aircraft and straight through the side of the two flies had taken more than one hundred practice flights to perfect the stunt there were a couple of earlier failed attempts but eventually they landed awkwardly in the cabin and screamed with joy. and that's all the sport for now more later. and incredible well that does it for the elderly and you is out of it that clock is here with another news bulletin in just a couple of minutes thank you for watching. you are making. their online the u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on saturday. morning and i want to cover the world.
is a dialogue could be worth leading to some of the confusion online about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the conversation at this time on al-jazeera. december on al-jazeera we look back at twenty seventeen through the eyes of five families have been affected by some of the big stories of the year in an increasingly polarized world people in power sheds light on the darkest abuses of authority ten days of comprehensive coverage about nuclear arsenals around the globe and the impact they have on the diplomatic stage a special program dedicated to this year's nobel peace prize laureates i can and their pursuit of a nuclear weapon free world and we look ahead to the big stories that could dominate the headlines in twenty eighteen. december on al-jazeera.
in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their families right near the most terrible thing in syria just to be. this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship with other mothers sometimes i thought it would be better to die than continue to be surely after it and go to. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. a missile was launched a little while ago from her.