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and this is the news live from london coming up. at least two hundred people killed in the southern philippines tropical storm unleashes deadly flash floods and mudslides. ukraine's president welcomes a u.s. decision to supply it with lethal weapons but russia warns it will only fuel hostilities in the war torn east. supporters of liberian presidential hopeful george where gather in the capital monrovia ahead of tuesday's presidential runoff. mr meehan protesters clashed with israeli security forces in bethlehem as the fallout taber the u.s. curiously move continues. and i'm standing in doha with the latest sports news top story barcelona will classico to all but and real madrid's hopes of retaining the spanish league title.
will begin in the philippines for at least two hundred people have died in flash floods and mudslides caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the southern island of mindanao which is the philippines second largest dozens of people also missing with a search and rescue operation underway into his tired before. flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm the towns of. mindanao island the philippines second largest have been devastated dozens of homes are destroyed and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise. we really want to go straight no and we're trying to figure out what you have so many people that are really. at the height of the storm winds of up to eighty kilometers an hour uprooted trees and triggered torrents of mud and rock from a nearby mountain volunteers are digging with whatever they can to try and recover
bodies power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts there either way they're off they're not in iraq and the areas pretty wide it's not just in one province but in several provinces show we're having a hard time getting them to communicate why there are areas that may have been affected last week forty six people were killed in the central philippines in a similar storm the philippines is hit by around two dozen major cyclons each year on average many of them deadly but mindanao island home to twenty million people is rarely hit the region is still recovering from type which killed more than seven thousand people and affected millions in two thousand and thirteen and while the worst of storm tendon has passed it will take a long time before this area recovers indios time i'll just. describe how the victims of the flooding had nowhere to run yo.
houses were getting flooded but people could no longer exit the homes so they got trapped by the strong water as they were being swept away. and house this they used to be a hundred and three houses here but when the flash flood happened everything was washed out so that's what happened here only hollings and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be in our evacuation center. russia has warned the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kiev the u.s. says it will give you crane and hans defensive capabilities to defend against pro russian separatists the conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since twenty fourteen tomei common reports. of missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school a medical clinic in ukraine blamed the attack this week on pro russian separatists
civilians caught in the middle of a three year long conflict. the us has strongly opposed what he called russian aggression in eastern ukraine blaming the moscow government for violence that has claimed more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people. now it will provide weapons to help ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the u.s. has decided to provide ukraine and hands defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression the forty seven million dollar weapon fagots which congress is expected to approve includes more than two hundred antitank missiles and thirty five launchers as well as light arms. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has said russia's occupation of crimea which the u.s. wants to return to your grain is a major stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that
stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a different set it's hard to look past. or to reconcile it with a disclaimer to russia for the very beginning that we must address ukraine it saying it stands as a single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blames russia for continuing violence in the done yet region the trump administration decision marking a reversal from barack obama's resistance to supplying lethal equipment he'll claim i think it's not logical and size zero. zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero russia. or. rival.
segment of the public zero zero. one zero zero. and both of russia's response a warning that the u.s. decision will embolden key have in the conflict and only increased the use of force tom ackerman al jazeera washington the russian president vladimir putin says moscow is not seeking conflict with anyone but will stand up for its interests cushions folk at a conference of the ruling united russia party which has pledged its support to next year's presidential election britain has registered as an independent candidate is expected to win a fourth term as president. i'm joined now from washington by robert hunter he's a former u.s. ambassador to nato and is a senior fellow now to john hopkins university center for transatlantic transatlantic relations even sort out thanks very much for joining us i just want to get your reaction to this decision by the u.s.
to start. ukraine with what they've discovered is enhanced defensive capabilities what do you make of it i think it's about time there was an effort under president obama and under president trump to see whether russia would stop where it was. and stop what's going on and and the dom boss but unfortunately russia and its satellites the people who do its bidding have constantly violated the cease fire constantly escalated their own military actions and i think it got to a point where the united states was saying all right we tried one thing we tried. sweetness now we're going to have to show a little bit of steel to russia and maybe get that muscle message what do you think it's going to entail i mean some reports suggesting it could include things like anti-tank missiles if is that likely and if so how much would that change the balance of power on the ground there. well i think the announcement
has already included the idea of a number of added tanko weapons. i don't think they're going to be decisive i'm not sure that what the russians are doing or and with its satellites it's it's a little green men really involves tanks particularly but this does show a willingness of the united states to stand up to the russians in an area where the agreement that is supposed to stop the fighting called minsk to a named after the capital of barrier was where it was signed other russians and their people are just violating them and i think this sends a very good signal that yes we can have negotiations on this and other things but at some point you can't just have it all your own way but now russia's deputy foreign minister has already told russian state media that the decision as he put it raises the danger of directing the process of peaceful settlement in ukraine what do you think the russians will do as a result of this or of course i think that's the pot calling the kettle black
because the russians are the one who been been escalating yes this could get out of control if people in that area who want to work on their own despite what moscow says will ask away or if mr putin decides to try to take on the president united states at a time when putin is running for reelection that i think i'd be stupid on their part it underscores the need for direct negotiation between the united states and russia to try to look at the overall relationship to try to get the fundamentals right which neither side has been prepared to do for quite some time i spent one of the problems of suppose that they have to deal with is that she russia still denying be a party to the conflict how do you get around that particular issue. well. it's like the wizard of oz don't pay attention to the man behind the curtain of
course the russians are behind it of course they're supplying weapons of course they have their advisors there anybody who doesn't believe that believes as we say in america we believe in the tooth fairy whether that is something that mr putin is prepared to stop or not we will now find out what about though the europeans i mean we've had a bit of so where in this from some european leaders this move back on the french president saying that it's there's no alternative to exclusively peaceful settlement of the conflict is there an anxiety that this action might not be helpful. well i think. the united states also agrees there is nothing but a. negotiated settlement there and i think some of the europeans are going to be anxious just as you mentioned of the germans and french in particular but it's going to be important for the united states to work with them to say we have tried other things they haven't work but we are prepared with you to enter into
a negotiation with the russians as long as they are prepared to be serious if they're not prepared to be serious what do you expect us to do when it's necessary for us to reassure other countries that are nato members such as a stone a lot of fear and lithuania who are scared to death about what mr putin might do next so the french and germans can say that but thank you they also are going to have to recognise something has to be done to get mr putin's attention and this is a very small step the americans have taken but i think it's the right step well but i want to thank you very much indeed for your thoughts on the subject thank you you thank. protesters have fought with israeli security forces in the town of bethlehem just two days before christmas they're angry at u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital is ready forces fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd some of whom were dressed as santa claus human rights groups have called for the israeli authorities to stop
using what they calling excessive force. three palestinians have now died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces a total of fourteen palestinians have been killed since the protests began on december the sixth malcolm webb has more from gaza. this is the fear. i'm a bass in was out was the right people to die. for declaration on the sixth of the sand by the jerusalem will be recognized by the us was because. he was among the protesters who for three fridays in the way it was going through the release of the friends in the woods around. to demonstrate trying to pounce palestinian flags throw stones and the price just as each friday i've been met with some gunfire
a little tear gas cry backed by the israelis. the stuff in the jerusalem deserves second fires from our people and we confirm that it's our eternal capital and that neither traveller or anyone else can change that our people will continue fighting for our rights until we stablish our independent state of palestine with jerusalem as the capital of fittest and they are some of the show. it's no move for the political factions and o m wings to sponsor the funerals of the people that are being killed in the protests this one sponsored by the armed wing of fatah but no opportunities lost to make a political statement at a show of strength. the ministry of out says mood in ten people are being killed since the onrush began oh and no need is the opposed to any infractions of crude for the price s. to continue speaking just a short while ago here in gaza the leader of hamas. was of the
palestinian resistance in the right. side so there's no sign of any political factions getting up anytime soon. fighting political chief of hamas any a has condemned the u.s. decision and says there could be more to come. well. we have in summation from well informed sources that the american administration could take new decisions on jerusalem and the palestinian cause for example acknowledging it as a jewish state and recognizing the an exception of settlements to jerusalem and to the so-called zionist entity they could also reject the palestinian demand for a right of return so to come when they honor their news hour the agonizing wait for reunions we meet the family stranded in greece who spent years apart from their loved ones in germany. two football executives are found guilty of corruption in
a case that's lifted the lid on illegal dealings within the sports world governing body. and coming up in sport make a successful start to that title defense of the gulf cup tell us more national. liberia's presidential candidate george ware is holding a rally for supporters ahead of tuesday's runoff vote his supporters marched through the capital monrovia ahead of a rally where a former world footballer of the year and the first round of polling in october with thirty eight percent of the vote his main challenger is the current vice president joseph book i. was delayed because of a court challenge on the third placed candidate. has more from monrovia. it was so much and something to many people here in liberia.
even hoppen. charles brahms the coming be took him in the foster round took them out that took hold alleging fraud. will follow. use of illegal votes whole identity cards in various polling stations across the country allegations that have been backed up by the current vice president the man who is freezing george where the international footballer for a footballer in the second round now will sort it out by the supreme court which made a decisive ruling that's been hailed as a sign. liberia's institutions are finally coming of age. many people are eager to cast their votes elections before being organized by liberians since the civil war ended in two thousand and three and the frost going
to see a civilian over to another civilian leader. in more than forty years two point one million people expected to vote but it's the timing that haas many but they could be up with the because it falls on boxing day and candidates have been trying to encourage their supporters to postpone christmas celebrations this come out in large numbers and vote. more necessity now to alex vines who's head of the africa program at the chatham house think tank in london thanks very much for coming in so why is this election so. what's the big deal about it it's a massive deal because hasn't been a democratic peaceful transfer of power since one nine hundred forty four so this is a long time since liberia's had a transition of presidencies in the p. situation it's been previously between conflict and peace for this first time that a new president will be appointed which is not in
a conflict situation and what about the process itself do you think it is fair and transparent what's your confidence level on the on the concentration of the book one of my colleagues my deputy head of my program elizabeth donnelly was in liberia for the first round she was an election observer for the national democratic institute right in one of the remote counties and she was really impressed and she's one of the number of elections and said it was a very credible process of course very difficult the logistics were overstretched it was very rudimentary but it was impressive so i think but has worn well for the elections that are going to happen on the twenty sixth of december in particular also that the this did go to the supreme court there was a challenge by the third presidential candidate and i think that's now been resolved so between the two candidates if they spend one of the big issues that people talk about is the need to tackle corruption how much of a different program would they have to to deal with that well i mean corruption
unfortunately is very pervasive in liberia and nobody denies that i myself have worked and lived there. it's going to be a big challenge for whoever is the next president to try and attract more business investment the reality is that liberia's economy is very. very in the performing at the moment because of the decline of commodity prices and many liberians revolve their livelihoods around the informal sector so this is a big challenge and corruption i think is one of those issues that will need to be directly dealt with so as to attract new investors what about the web and use of known as a footballer and some of the kind of coverage is there so centered around you know is he qualified enough of that kind of thing as he proved himself enough. get beyond that not even i mean as if you know in the clip before i came in to talk to you i mean he is a football superstar yes he is seen as
a football god he was fifi soccer player of the year in one thousand nine hundred five he hasn't got a formal education that's absolutely right and some of his opponents of criticized him for that my own view there is that george where this time around because he's tried to be president previously and failed has improved and i think the challenge for him if he does win the election on the twenty sixth of december which i suspect he might well do will be will he be prudent and wise enough to surround himself with good counsel the ever issue is that the person that is his running mate for vice president is the ex-wife of the former liberian leader charles taylor and as you know charles taylor it has been charged by the syrian special court and is in jail in the united kingdom and does that complicate things you think. it in what way would that complicate things you know well there are suggestions that shoe
joe howard taylor isn't her own woman and is representing the interests of charles taylor the former leader. possibly dictator you could say of liberia my own view is that it's more about reach more politics that there were nineteen other candidates that have been knocked out in the presidential election the where those votes go really matter and what taylor represents is the north and the center of the country and moving the votes across or so strengthening for george why so i think it's less about. she used to be married to charles taylor and it's more about the regional politics in liberia which is what she may bring she's also very well educated and has a skill set that he doesn't so it could be an interesting partnership if george where wins the election thank you very much indeed thank you. oh your
spurs and donald trump is praising the united nations security council for imposing tough new sanctions on north korea in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution includes measures to cut most appealing and petro imports into each trump said the vote proved the world wants peace not death north korea is already under u.s. u.n. and e.u. sanctions after several nuclear missile tests this year the new sanctions are aimed at cutting deliveries of refined petrol products by nearly ninety percent all north koreans working abroad will have to return home within two years they won't be able to send foreign currency back home they'll be a ban on exports of north korean goods such as machinery and electrical equipment and that all spick crackdown on ships smuggling banned goods aimed at preventing the transport of coal and oil or south korea says it supports the sanctions but insists dialogue with the north remains essential for the reports from seoul. south
korea says it welcomes this latest round of sanctions calling it's an indication the world will not tolerate north korea's nuclear development program relations between the two koreas are at their lowest point in decades previous south korean administrations have taken a more hardline approach when it came to dealing with north korea but president mungy in who came into office in may leans more towards the liberal side so he's stressing dialogue as the way forward now south korea is also due to host the winter of the pits in february and it's keen to not do anything to heighten tensions on the korean peninsula ticket sales for the event have so far been slow with concerns that the the security situation is keeping spectators away so while south korea supports international pressure on north korea in the form of sanctions it says dialogue has to be the way forward now how it's north korea likely to respond to this latest round of sanctions while in the past north korea's
previously third that sanctions will only have the effect of hardening its resolve and accelerating its nuclear program in august when the un s.c. when the u.n. security council voted to ban north korean exports of coal i n n seafood among other things it responded with testing a hydrogen bomb in september when the u.n. security council passed another round of sanctions in september north korea launched a missile test in november and we haven't yet had any official reaction from north korea but we can expect a statement perhaps in a day or two put out through official state media we can also expect to hear from north korean leader kim jong un himself who's made it a tradition to deliver a new year's day speech divya the pattern in hong kong has been monitoring china's response. well the fact that china has agreed to that level of could cuts and will be transparent about how much oil it sending north korea is seen as
a major change in stance but china's top short of halting all field supplies beijing's concerned it will lead to a collapse in the regime and as tensions even further something beijing does not want here's the chinese ambassador to the u.n. on new york he is continuing to conduct nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance of the universal opposition by the international community on the parties concerned have continued to expand military exercises and scale up their own shows of force the escalation of tension on the peninsula which has reached a point of risking spiraling out of control is not in the interest of any party china's compliance with all these sanctions is possibly the biggest blow to north korea most of the north korean labor outside the country isn't china the hard currency they send back supports pyongyang's nuclear ambitions but after the last round of sanctions in september all north korean companies and china will have to close in the next few days now with this round of sanctions on north korean workers
will have to leave too though they'll have a longer time line pyongyang used to notify beijing in advance before it launched a missile are conducted a nuclear test now not anymore analysts say beijing no longer has the sway it once had over north korea. the u.n. has begun flying african refugees stranded in libya to italy where one hundred sixty arrived on friday night a place to roam human rights groups have condemned the conditions in libyan detention centers describing them as inhumane more flights are expected to follow. our plan for the next year to resettle to third country or two of our great from libya between five thousand and ten thousand refugees now it depends on the countries which will be generous enough like italy now to offer places where we consider it. was twenty seventeen approaches it and we're looking back at some of the biggest stories through the eyes of five families caught up in them in the
first episode we talk to a family of refugees waiting to be reunited with their relatives in germany the original reports from the net apollo near camp in northern greece. compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in the increase looks bearable because all is desperate with worry she lives here with her youngest son and her husband her oldest boy mahmoud is in germany with his nine year old brother. hasn't seen them for two years and the best she can do you see their faces on her phone my son every time he get are you with the with phone when he talked with me he guy when did you come to money but it's very difficult. because all fled single in iraq four years ago but it was overrun by ice and her family has been on the move since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious picture camp on mount olympus and now here mahmoud
had left them and has begun to build his own life in germany both he and his brother are in school but as he says he's having to be a parent as well as a brother. because it has all the papers she needs to be in germany as well but she isn't and it's tormenting her not to write for the government government jet money it's not right there where the where the where did that. humans where we don't see the children in every every detail didn't get i didn't feel but i don't know why they stopped it. so this is where the new german politics is collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamp down hard on his previously liberal policy every unifying families during coalition because she
ations right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugee numbers refugee aid groups say people had been promised they could leave greece and now not sure if they ever will i have the cases also fathers with children and the mother is in germany and the girls sorry teenagers and they really need their mothers and they cannot go and the father really puts great they're forced to support the children but still it's not enough because it isn't alone in the camp there are more than a hundred years e.g. women and children all with families already in germany if palin wanted to be efficient it could stick them on a plane tomorrow but politics she has got in the way lawrence and others say they're pulling the refugee camp not increase. and on sunday in our one year five family series we'll look at how the economic crisis in venezuela has hit families. watching the news hour still ahead. growing greens in one of the most inhospitable
places on earth scientists claim a breakthrough that could help remote north american communities. as diplomatic relations with the u.s. turned sour we meet the cuban doctors company taking the problems in its stride. and in sport will have slips to all skiing action from france that's ahead. hello and welcome back cross more northern parts of europe we're seeing a return to milder weather conditions temperatures double figures are getting close to as far as the might some temperatures are concerned but still some snow across more eastern areas now much of central and southern europe is sitting under
a big area of high pressure so weather conditions are likely to remain quite fine for the most part and to that relatively mild weather continues to be looser snow as well across more eastern areas during the course of monday as we come south as well looking fine across italy down into greece with highs of fifteen expected in athens on the other side of the mediterranean we've got the winds coming in from the north so temperatures nothing special really for tripoli through towards cairo just nineteen degrees expected here and then heading on into monday again chance i want to showers along the coast here and temperatures on the low side and then as we head into central parts of africa we've got a few showers for the barn and for parts of the idea of congo otherwise it's looking fine across much of west africa in lagos nigeria sunshine same for akra in ghana mali thirty two and sunny across more southern areas some heavy rain affecting parts for and go through zambia and into zimbabwe a wet one in rory further south it should be fine in capetown high sierra of twenty .
when we leave the roads to get close that dictator will draw strucken on likely be . shut. down the. slope of the sump pump into the music with the weapon of choice is stronger than bullets with this documentary but this time on al-jazeera. the a friends being a journalist the crime practicing journalism. mahmoud hussein detained for three hundred sixty five days without charge. journalism is not a crime. for sane is not a criminal. free mahmoud hussein.
or one analogy top stories on our jazeera more than two hundred people have been killed in the philippines in flooding and landslides caused by tropical storm most of the casualties are on the island of mindanao. russia says the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kill. and supporters of liberian presidential candidate george where a rally in monrovia ahead of tuesday's election runoff. is what is being prone to natural disasters like the floods and landslides the devastating parts of the
philippines right now the country is also grappling with poor infrastructure and minuter the government is spending hundreds of millions to put the creaking rail system back on track to distribute on end of town reports fed up commuters skeptical that it will make any difference. every morning see a cruise lines up for over an hour just to get a train ride to work she says this has been her life since she graduated from school three years ago at a local takes me three to four hours to get to work going home it takes me around five hours. we took the train ourselves and the experience is overwhelming. more than half a million filipinos take this train every day that's more than doubled the allowed capacity we've spoken to passengers say the situation is the greeting i the trains engine died twice they tell us that everything is all right.
with metro rail transit is the backbone of mcgillis transport system it connects the southern part of the city to the northern side of the metropolis and the surrounding provinces but it is the most illiquid at a local study shows glitches and accidents happen at least ten times a week most of it during peak hours like this one. passengers have been filming their experiences videos like these online have gone viral raising fears that it could lead to a serious accident. the m r t has always been controversial it has faced allegations of corruption and bad governance senate investigations have led to cases being filed against government officials. but none of these appear to have changed much in their early years it was. fun. but
in the last decade or saw it was a simple case of a mature or. the personal projects there were serious attempts but they bungled the implementing we're looking at all options like putting in a new provider within the next three to six months or hauling all the trains are we have right now probably buying new ones to replace the ones who in one thread into a very good detective promises to build new reliance on the so-called build build build program he says his government is ready to spend the transportation experts believe none of these projects will get completed by the time the terror to step down in twenty twenty two. so for the millions of filipinos like the crews who take the mit or d. the hope that change will come. if they accept that it probably won't happen
anytime soon. doug and. these five people are being killed by ass strikes in yemen according to local officials warplanes reportedly targeted a protest rally in the district of a hub north of the capital sana'a is thought some of the dead were pro who three tribal leaders who'd organized a demonstration it's his foreign minister has traveled to tripoli to meet the head of libya's un recognized government of national accord and you know i follow stressed actually support the efforts to achieve stability in libya had of the elections planned for next year a little head has more from tripoli. this visit by the italian foreign minister and . to the u.n. bag the government of national accord here in tripoli is considered by many people as another supporter of it or leave it to you and that the government of national accord headed by phase during this visit has stressed his country's support to this
into an internationally recognized government and he has also stressed his support to the u n special envoy to libya. and to the roadmap submitted by selema to the united nations to solve or to end the libyan crisis we understand that this road map includes conducting parliamentary and presidential elections during the upcoming gear during this visit by. two national accord government face of the head of the national accord the government has called again on the international community to take fair mr against those parties derailing implementing the agreement that's the libyan political agreement signed by libyan rebels in december two thousand and fifteen. also last week that in the gaijin of honey for hefted declared from his side the end of
this agreement and all institutions created by that agreement ironically. has not spoken during the press conference about the migration issue understand that italy has been receiving major numbers of migrants sailing off libyan shores and also italy has been receiving libyan. civil times through the years. reporters without borders amnesty international and human rights watch are all calling for the immediate release about is there a journalist mahmoud hussein it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt human rights watch says hussein's detention shows egypt's deep rooted intolerance for free expression he's accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny hussein has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail dozens of people have
taken part in a vigil in beirut honoring the several women murdered in lebanon in the past week the deaths of three arab women as well as british embassy workers rebeca top dykes sparked outrage in the country lebanese activists are raising awareness around widespread violence against women in lebanon demanding better protection laws be introduced. football's governing body fifa says it will take all necessary steps to recover money it lost in a south american corruption scandal a u.s. jury found two former officials guilty in a case that helped expose a culture of bribery and record tearing within feet of a gamer and his on the reports new york. joe same idea but in brazil one and hill not a part of why each was a top football official in their country and each has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges for their roles in what prosecutors
described as schemes were sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to dozens of football officials it's been called the deep a trial because both were powerful figures aligned with football's governing body knew peut was a former head of the south american football federation and was found guilty on three counts but not guilty on two other counts were disappointed with a verdict as you can expect it is mr not but is going to continue fighting. spirit options and her children are very severe but it's an expander all very disillusioning. might in the former head of the brazilian football federation was found guilty of six of the seven charges against him the fact they weren't found guilty on all the charges indicates the jury at least partially believed the defense arguments that the corruption was part of a larger scheme that men were not fully involved with. both my team and the puta
claimed their innocence and they were the first defendants to stand trial here in new york two years after an early morning hotel raid in switzerland revealed that the us justice department had been investigating widespread corruption within viva more than forty people have been charged in total more than half have pleaded guilty. to trial has implicated major media outlets accused of paying bribes to taint broadcasting rights charges they deny one former official says a corruption drama highlights how widespread the culture of corruption is a diva and the ongoing need to reform the culture that the things that he said he's still the same one that. those instances of corruption and that allowed those people to have the positions of power that the old. prosecutors clearly feel that justice was served this was a complex trial that lasted nearly
a month and it took jurors six days of deliberations to reach their verdict but it's not completely over yet the third person men will berger the former head of the proven football federation the jury was unable to reach a verdict on him so they'll be back on tuesday to continue their deliberations gabriel zonda al-jazeera new york the high cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in canada's remote far north cold temperatures lack of sunlight and poor soil in vegetables and fruit have to be imported from fountains of kilometers away danielle lack reports from churchill manitoba on a scheme to make it cheaper and even profitable the communities to grow food. on the rocky shores of canada's hudson bay what is essentially an indoor farm with one crucial difference and turtle we don't have soil into greenhouses bill erickson and
his wife diane have been growing vegetables for forty years some inexpensive imported soil others in water pipes full of fertilizer down a hill in a passive renos we do peace being carers broccoli cauliflower we don't market a lot of them and between october and may it's simply too cold for fresh produce to survive down at the tamarac grocery store government subsidies are the only way that local people can afford fresh fruit and vegetables it's more expensive than down south because you know simply because of the freight costs just about everything is subsidised i guess other than the dry goods which is still something that people are paying quite a bit more. than they do don't so one hundred seedlings and eight hundred mature plant nearby in a heated shipping container known as a c. can a start up called the grocer is working on a project using hydroponics chemical nutrient solutions pumped over the plant's
roots it arrived by ship in late october and will be up and growing before the end of the year to have it in the see can means that it can easily be taken to places that are maybe only accessed by ship words or is the case for many northern communities. our can be put on a train or could be you know put on the back of a truck and taken by a winter road not just portable but productive twenty four hours a day twelve months a year the container could potentially grow as much as it to heck terror plot of land it's estimated that could earn up to forty thousand dollars a year in profit in a part of canada where mounted tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives daniel lak al-jazeera churchill manitoba is this is in cuba feeling the effects of that country's faltering relationship with the us and don's company and have has had to cancel tours to washington stopped issuing travel raises from its embassy in cuba
as well as an american standard and human reports at a time and the show will go on. it's difficult to put a label on. it's a dance company with very obvious spanish influence. but it's not flamenco. it's much more the in the provocative movements the facial expressions something that is in fact very caribbean. this is the least of cuba dance company a work of art and love that began as an experiment in the in the beginning that miley i learned to dance ballet spanish dance in flamenco and popular cuban dances cha cha cha folklore and so on which i adore and the african union dances they have their own specific music and style song and we going down the rivers i wanted to fuse all that into one result a fusion of all those types of dances into one that's what we are
a mixture of all this. this fusion style has been receiving brave reviews at home and of performances in more than twenty countries it's the first cuban company in fact to appear in the latin grammys but it's been a struggle getting the call do lending your own when i feel that because of the way we started as an independent company many people who control the cuban state institutions don't like it because it's a message that you can flourish in your own. eventually cuba's culture ministry agreed to provide the company a large building. it's allowed to expand her other key project a dance school for nearly fifteen hundred children and adolescents the next generation of police cell phones and dancers the waiting list is long these eight year old practise outside before going into their class knowing they're among the lucky ones let me. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's hope so dance cuba school has
two years ago. the school receives the international spotlight award from former u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always their challenges the least of which are the handmade costumes in a way these costumes tell the twenty six year old history of this company and that includes political obstacles for example the trumpet ministrations recent decision to stop issuing visas from its embassy here in havana has forced the company to cancel planned tours to the united states. alfonso and her husband juan carlos the company's manager take it in stride as they go through their paces prepared to take the rest of the world by storm. to see a newman are just sita have than now. coming up next in sport santa claus takes over this running race in china peter we'll have that and more straight after the
break. it's the cheapest rail service in the d.r. congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber for remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times the officially permitted capacity for those who want to able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at
the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. time for sport to his peter. thank you very much lauren football first barcelona have already lemonades the defending champions real madrid from the spanish title race barcelona beat rail three mill in el classico on saturday to move fourteen points clear of their arch rivals in the league standings no no at half time it was . luis suarez who opened the scoring in madrid's bernabeu stadium after that and
after that danny carvalho was sent off for handing the ball on the goal line you know messi doubled the lead from the penalty spot late substitute alex video then made sure of the three points for both. us. they had a few counterattacks and we knew had a person here and that's what we did in the second half and thanks to that perseverance we managed to play closer to their goal and score goals and finish off the game and. it's a loss that hurts a lot but nothing else is what we're going to do is look forward and everyone thinks lego is finished but i don't think so i don't think the other managers think so either we're going to continue with our work because it wasn't a bad year. let's take a look at the top of the league standings now and confirmation of barcelona's dominance you can see there after seventeen games they've got forty five points that is nine clear of the second place team athletico madrid who were beaten on friday valencia missed the chance to go second with defeat to veer
a zero on saturday you can also see real madrid on the table way down in fourth and they are fourteen points behind bars so although to be fair to them at least they do have a game in hand this edition of our class again kicked off at twelve g.m.t. as leader bosses were hoping to increase its asian viewership spanish football writer simon harrison says that that is something that will happen gradually rather than instantly. i think it's and then we'll see more of in terms of joining the summer breaks that those kind of things in pre-season we're going to see a pass because of the last some of those one of them in america will see them you know with a global target being asia i'm sure that will see more games get around that i mean generally it is obviously going to heat down to the atmosphere and saying that that is that is the big thing i think for me is the fact you got to capture you go after it in the moments in the bernabeu income now and then that is the image that one
brick at around the world and that's where you get the interest when the fans in the stadium up you're going to get a much better product out of it in terms of age or in the moments of these difficult difficult time zones it's difficult to keep everyone happy and for that you do wonder whether it will be quite a slow process to really get the feel is out in china but i'm sure that it will be more down to you know picking the games tactically during pre-season campaigns during tours that kind of thing i think that's when you get to get more of a connection with the fans that you know support the club my far in the english premier league leaders manchester city have extended their winning streak to seventeen matches they've beaten bournemouth by four goals to nil in a home game so. the scoring under way in the twenty seventh minute with raheem sterling adding a second shortly after the break i went over and got city's one hundredth premier league goal of twenty seventeen to make it three no and the nolo completed the scoreline later on city are now thirteen points clear at the top of the table for those who had dollars after
a lot of games in euro winning winning games is mentally ready to do it again and again and that is what they impressed most of the guys. every time there really is so little to do that. yes look now at the other results from saturday's match a second placed manchester united could only manage a two two draw at leicester city actually equalized five minutes into stoppage time despite having a man sent off harry came god he's seven patrick up twenty seventeen as tottenham beat burnley while holders chelsea were frustrated at everton in the goalless draw . you don't need the game i would have position. we should do the twenty six times only eight turned out to get close but i did it so did the ball on the line of the goal and yet for sure we must be.
disappointed because this type of game where you decide to we are said to get two points. qatar got the defense of the gulf cup title of to a winning start on saturday that made yemen four know in kuwait taking the lead after just two minutes through our fifth and they soon moved past the. scored. early then made it three for carter inside just eight minutes and romero a rounded out the scoring for the defending champions with six minutes to go. in saturday's other group b. contest bahrain and iraq drew one one with both goals coming late on in that fixture gulf cup action continues on monday with the united arab emirates playing thirty arabia and hosts kuwait taking on oman in group a now slopestyle skiing made its debut at the last winter olympics in sochi and with just seven weeks to go until the next games begin in pyongyang the world's biggest have been fine tuning
they've preparations sixteen year old tesla do had the chance to become the youngest ever olympic champion in freestyle skiing in south korea and she won the world championships earlier this year and was on top form again securing victory in front of a home crowd in france the men's title was won by twenty two year old swede oscar wester it sees him move into a joint lead at the top of the world cup standings. i feel good and it's my first win in the world cup and i put down one of the best runs have ever done and great weather and everybody was playing so yeah i'm stoked and runners in china have been getting into the face the spirit of christmas these fun runners in beijing were all dressed the sense of tools hundreds of sensors made their way around a six kilometer route on saturday and that's all the sport more again later. thanks peter now a space x. rocket has lifted off on a mission to upgrade the world's largest satellite network
a full k'naan craft was launched from california as vandenberg air base on friday carrying ten new satellites space x. says it's one of the biggest tech upgrades in history it was this size in the skies over california and arizona that really got people talking the rocket created a light show as it sped through the earth's atmosphere many stogies this took to social media speculation that it was an alien spaceship or even a missile fired from north korea. have a catch up any time on our website address that is al jazeera dot com and that's it for me for this news hour more in just a moment by for. travel
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