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a nation where corruption is endemic now embroiled in a battle to hold the power to account. how does this radical transformation occur. i mean if nobody i mean if you want to shedding light on the romanians pressing for change and the unconventional methods to eliminate corruption remain people at this time on al-jazeera. and he's two hundred people killed in the southern philippines after a tropical storm unleashes deadly flash floods and mudslides.
and this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. ukraine's president welcomes a u.s. decision to supply it with lethal weapon is that russia warns it will only fuel hostilities in the war torn east. supporters of liberian presidential hopeful georgia where gather in the capital monrovia ahead of tuesday's presidential runoff. and palestinian protesters clashed with israeli security forces in bethlehem before that continues over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. and a riggin in the philippines where 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 are also missing with a search and rescue operation underway into his tired reports flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm tembin 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 now and we're going 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 even though they're out there not to rush and the areas pretty wide it's not
just in one province but in several provinces so 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 where they 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. which is the. locals have described how the victims of the flooding had nowhere to run. by houses were getting flooded but people could no longer exit their homes so they got trapped by the strong water as they were being swept away.
house that's the they used to be one hundred 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 a crane and house defensive capabilities to defend against pro russian separatists a conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since twenty fourteen tom ackerman reports the. missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school a medical clinic in ukraine blame the attack this week on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of a three year long conflict. the u.s. 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 weapons package 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 that saying it stands as a single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blamed 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 deal prange i think it's not logical and what is the size. zero. zero russia role. or rival. segment of the public zero zero. one zero zero 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 robert hunter is a former u.s. ambassador to nato and is now a senior fellow at johns hopkins university center for transatlantic relations he says amin ukraine is a positive step and sends a strong message to russia. 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 or 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. we tried one thing we tried. sweetness
now we're going to have to show a little bit of steel to russia and maybe with a look at that mustn't message 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 calls to the capital. sign the 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. and i buried the polls on tuesday in a runoff to decide the next president it's always weeks of uncertainty about whether the vote would actually happen during a supreme court hearing the former international football to george west is taking on the country's vice president joseph why would our reports from the capital
monrovia. streets and colorful campaign rallies in the liberian capital monrovia as the campaign season draws to a close kind of dates in liberia's runnels presidential election i know last minute hans performance for my international football i will hold going to most polls in the fuss around held it to the gathered his supporters a provia some old tools to. i'm supposed to go out because when you change. we are almost twelve years. good job no good morning after sitting for the furniture. he's opponent is just a block liberia's vice president for the past four seasons he's come failing in google life is seventy two year old complaining when a platform of continue to taking credit for the achievements of the government of the fast elected president in africa ellen johnson sirleaf who he served under for
two terms the outgoing president has however i've chosen not to endorse her deputy and candidate ruling unity petit and his state chosen to back george way most liberians hope the board don't choose their water they are from peace and democracy investment free if that is also hold it for the first time since my default default but that would be a pistol hundred ball of power and i believe the elections are also the first vote organized without the help of the united nations has the civil war and that in two thousand and three but they're not just that they also bought the numerous needles liberia's four point five million people from fixing roads and building new ones to improving the quality of education and health care liberia is still recovering from a diverse teaching civil war that's right between one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and two thousand and three more than fifty percent of its population also live in abject poverty it's no surprise therefore the media's expectations from the next
president. i graduated. i graduated in one thousand nine hundred three from the technical school i'm a professional couplets or for the last twelve years that this government was in power i couldn't get a job that's always all i have to eat every day i'm tired of eating because of a. video of dance to what election they say to good times in the years to come out of the world is either one groove. vine's is the head of the africa program chatham house think tank in london he says stamping out corruption and reviving the economy are key issues for whoever wins the election. it's a massive deal because there hasn't been a democratic peaceful transfer of power since one nine hundred forty four so this is a long time since liberia had a transition of presidencies in a peaceful situation it's been previously between conflict and peace so this first
time that a new president will be appointed which is not in a conflict situation 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 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 but just as a forward with israeli security forces in the west bank town of bethlehem that angry about u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital israeli forces fired tear gas to try to disperse the crowd something were dressed as santa kills human rights groups have called for the israeli authorities to stop using what they're calling excessive force. three palestinians have now died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces a total of fourteen you've been killed since the purchase began on december sixth welcome web has more from gaza. this is the fear. i'm a bass in was told was the latest people to die.
for their cooperation on the six is the same by the to see a movie recognized by the west was because. he was among the protesters who for three fridays in the way it was going through was the result of the friends in the woods around. to demonstrate that trying to pounce palestinian flags throw stones at the price asked is each friday i've been met with some gunfire a little tear gas cried back by the israelis. the stuff in the jerusalem deserves sekret fires from our people and we confirm that it's our eternal capital and that neither tribal 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 fairness and we also know. it's no move for the
political factions an arm wings to sponsor the funerals of the people that are being killed in the protests this one sponsored by the armed wing of. the no opportunities lost to make a political statement and a show of strength. to me straight out says mood and 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 giving up anytime soon. still to come on how. the agonizing wait for reunions we need to hear is eighty families trying to increase. you spent years apart from their loved ones in germany. and growing greens in most inhospitable places on nasa scientists claim
a breakthrough that could help promote north american communities. welcome back as we look at the weather across the strait is looking pretty hot across the interior there forty two in alice springs but we're going to see cooler weather pushing into ward sydney as a front works its way through and temperatures dropping from thirty two back to twenty one of them by some with the threat of wanted to showers to no particular woman melbourne either head across western australia where the conditions looking generally fine just want to showers around perth expects as they many drive with highs there in the mid twenty's now heading across into new zealand here the weather across the south are looking more and subtle but a frontal system pushing on the western side as well as looking largely fine a sunny for the north on the weather conditions are looking not too bad we will see
some showers developing during the course of monday from the western side of the south and that rain could become quite heavy and more persistent with time heading up into northeastern parts of asia and here well the face of it doesn't look too bad for much of sunday we've got this area of low pressure developing though and certainly later on the day through into monday we're going to see an active frontal system swinging through bringing some heavy rain across all parts of japan with some snow on the north night which will still be there through the course of monday across the kiter further towards the south though across honshu weather conditions not too bad highs of fifteen expected in tokyo. my name is only some people say that my feelings are only programmed that they're not real but if i think the real they are real don't you think so erica was designed to be the world's most advanced autonomous android which is one of the more advanced robots in the world can a robot feel that's
a philosophical question it's not a lot of what you do socially connect on a subconscious level we are creating this new kind of entity. this toy on all jazeera. among the top stories here there are more than two hundred people have been killed in the philippines in flooding and landslides caused by tropical storm tembin 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 kiev. and supporters of liberian presidential candidate george where a rally in monrovia ahead of tuesday's election runoff. at least five people have
been killed by ass trikes 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 hoofy tribal leaders who organized the demonstration it's his foreign minister has traveled to tripoli to meet the head of libya's un recognized government of national accord and stressed its any support for the efforts to achieve stability in libya ahead of planned elections next year went up to the 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 court 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 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 a 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 firm a stance 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 three 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 sealing off libyan shores and also italy has been receiving libyan. civil times through the years. dozens of people have taken part in a vigil in beirut honoring several women murdered in lebanon in the past week the deaths of three arab women as well as british embassy worker becca dykes sparked outrage in the country of unease activists are raising awareness of widespread violence against women in lebanon is trying to seventy approaches its end 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 largely reports from the narrow apollonia camp in northern greece. compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in northern greece looks bearable because al 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 is see their faces on her phone my son every time he get are you with their with phone when he told me he guy when did you come to germany but it's very difficult. because all fled singe are in iraq four years ago but it was overrun by ice still and her family has been on the move the since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens either many on the macedonian border the notorious picture camp amounts 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 that's not the right for the government government gentlemen it's not right there where the where there where did that. humans where i we don't see the children in every every detail didn't get i did see them. but i don't know why. so this is where the new german politics is collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamped down hard on his previously liberal policy of reunifying families during coalition negotiations
right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugee numbers refugee aid groups say people have 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 who are 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 her camp there are more than a hundred years e.d. women and children all with families already in germany if palin wanted to be efficient tickets to the mall on a plane tomorrow but politics has got in the way lawrence and others in their polony a refugee camp not increase 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 mean that vegetables and fruit have to be imported from thousands of
kilometers away daniel lack reports from churchill manitoba or a scheme to make it cheaper and even profitable for 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 greenhouse 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 twelve 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 a 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 two 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 mountain tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year
round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives then your lack al-jazeera churchill manitoba businesses in cuba are feeling the effects of their country's faltering relationship with the u.s. a dom's company and have an it has had to cancel tours after washington stopped issuing travel visas from its embassy in cuba does all latin america editor see in human reports that determined 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 opinion that miley i
learned to dance ballet spanish dance in flamenco and popular cuban dances cha cha cha folklore kong 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 olds practice outside before going into their class knowing they're among the lucky ones. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's hope so dance pupil school has two years ago. the school receives the international spotlight award from former u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always there are 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. alphonso and her husband was 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 an human are just sita. a space x. rocket has lifted off on a mission to upgrade the world's largest satellite network the folk and nine craft was launched from california's abandoned base on friday carrying ten new satellites space x. says it's one of the biggest tech upgrades in history there was this site in the skies of california and arizona that really got people talking many star gazers took to social media speculating it was an alien spaceship or even a missile from north korea a quick reminder you can always catch up with news recovering or checking out our website the address for that al-jazeera dot com.
our mind and other top stories are now to zero or one two hundred people have been killed in the philippines in flooding and landslides caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the southern island of mindanao many more people are still missing and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise locals have described how the victims of the flooding had nowhere to run. the. well of it not buy houses are getting flooded but people could no longer exit the homes so they got trapped by the strong waters they were being swept away. sign on them and houses the 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 all the horns and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be in our backyard centers. 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 kiev enhanced defensive capabilities to defend against pro russian separatists the conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since twenty fourteen i bury is presidential candidate george where is holding a rally for supporters ahead of tuesday's runoff vote is supporters marched through the capital monrovia ahead of the rally where a former world footballer of the year led the first round of polling in october with thirty eight percent of the vote the runoff was delayed because of a court challenge by the third place candidate for testers a fort with israeli security forces in the west bank town of bethlehem that angry at the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital three palestinians have now been killed in the past two days of violence. and a space x.
rocket has lifted off on a mission to upgrade the world's largest satellite network of folk and nine craft was launched from california's vandenberg air base on friday carrying ten new satellites the site of the rocket led some people on social media to speculate that they've seen an alien spaceship we've no missile from north korea there's the headlines to stay with us techno is up next by finance. witnessed documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. my name is erica it's a pleasure to meet you the voice a blink of an eye himan like responses from a machine named erica techno explores the social robots the newest generation of android.