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it's everywhere. you are making very pointed remarks there on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on say. in the morning in the sense i want to cover the world and this is a dialogue that could be what leading to some of the confusion about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the conversation at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera is on the ground in southern africa identifying the crucially important stories. that incredibly.
it's election day in liberia polls in the presidential runoff open just one hour from now. hello again pete over here in with your top stories from al jazeera also coming up about a million people are forced to move in vietnam ahead of a violent storm that's already brought death and destruction to the philippines. peru's president defends his controversial decision to park a jailed plus peace prize the automation to. order me to say everything was is for the development of driverless cars could drive thousands right out of a job. ok our top story we begin in liberia where the polls open in just under one hours time
in the presidential runoff that's expected to lead to the first democratic transition of power in seventy three years the former football oh george weah is taking on the current vice president joseph unemployment and corruption are the big campaign issues al jazeera is muhammad is in the capital monrovia and sent this report. in the contest for the liberian presidency this month former international footballer do it well and start saying he received thirty eight percent of the votes cast in the foster round held in october he's opponent in the round of current liberian vice president just a walk i got twenty eight percent of the vote it's here in the car. that where grew up has been hyping his humble upbringing and style himself as the pro of pork and to date a man who knows exactly what liberians want from their government protection of politics we have it traditional voting along ethnic religious and regional lines
where you were born and grew up is important there is a hope here that's when he becomes president he will help his community where dropped out of school at an early age to concentrate on playing football he applied his trade in liberia until he got a break to play for the french club a is more to go on from there on to some of the world's most glamorous clubs in two thousand and three where now is his intention to run for the presidency after taking on the incumbent president ellen johnson sirleaf to a second round vote in two thousand and five the footballer was bitten this is known as walk in the park this could be we as the he led in the first one in two thousand and five and phil to win in the second round this is wide open it could be president we have a president was. a former head of liberia's petroleum refinery company and agriculture minister seventy two year old joseph. has served as liberia's vice
president since two thousand and six his tenure as vice president will be remembered as a period of an interrupted peace no small feat in a country torn apart by years of civil. considered a safe by many given his long experience of the highest echelons of power in liberia ambassador walker strongest point is his credentials in public policy and the broad perception of him as an honest man true this line around he has an honesty capital. in liberia where there's been so much reports of corruption he's managed to keep on touched he will have to persuade many liberians though that he can do differently than he has done for more than a decade many here hold the government responsible for failing to improve their lot . will inherit the leadership of one of the poorest countries in the world
liberia's often complain about the corruption in government and the poor delivery of public services many of them say about well the thankful for the past twelve years of peace still excited about the prospect of to. come another was leading the world you're likely to. know a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has now been downgraded typhoon tendin also to fight weather forecasts and didn't make landfall in vietnam's mekong delta where hundreds of thousands of people were moved from their homes however experts say heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still cause damage to infrastructure across the region the storm left at least two hundred people dead in the philippines brooklyn pride has more from the island of mindanao in the philippines where relief and aid efforts are well underway. this is the township of too bad it's probably one of the worst affected areas of one of the worst affected provinces in mindanao we are down river that was the site of
a surge of water that came through here if i can stand back and just give you a quick look at the kind of damage and trail of destruction that it left a torrent of water came down here leaving all of these boulders some of them the size of cars these weren't here a couple of days ago taking with it this surge of water more than one hundred houses sadly twenty nine people are confirmed to have died here a number of the bodies are being kept at a makeshift mortuary just a short distance away while the search continues in this area for a further sixteen people who are missing and the search is being conducted some six kilometers downstream it gives you an idea of the strength of the power of the water that came through here all of mindanao like this area are assessing the damage from this storm and looking at ways of being more prepared the next time the philippines as it is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world does
take disaster preparedness very seriously and invest a lot in infrastructure also in awareness training to be ready for the next time but here in mindanao given the security situation it is an added complexity it makes it harder to introduce any of those plans but the philippines has to think in terms of introducing those things given what we are seeing people tell us here about stronger storms and people certainly here believe it is the evidence of climate change that these storms are going to be the shape of things to come. thousands of peruvians have been demonstrating after the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned because of poor health protests took place outside the clinic where he's being treated. had been serving a twenty five year sentence for crimes against humanity and corruption the seventy nine year old was released from prison and sent to intensive care on saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure through his current president petro public
oshinsky says the decision to grant the pardon was the most difficult decision of his life. well the president called the decision to grant the pardon very difficult for him. though more seriously then it's obvious to all of us that the government he inherited at the beginning of the ninety's the country was in a chaotic and violent crisis incurred significant transgressions of the law as far as democracy and human rights are concerned but i also believe his government contributed to national progress i'm convinced that those of us who believe in democracy cannot allow alberto fujimori to die in prison in canada is to expel a venezuelan diplomat two days after caracas through the canadian ambassador for criticizing its human rights record venezuela's ambassador who had already been pulled out of canada has been barred from returning nicolas maduro his government has also expelled the brazilian envoy who is accused of interfering in domestic affairs. the russian opposition leader alexina valmy has been barred from running
in next year's russian presidential election he's been told he is in eligible because of a criminal conviction which he says is politically motivated he is now calling for a boycott of the vote in march the polls show president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected comfortably which would keep him in the kremlin until twenty twenty four roy chalons has more now from moscow. this was no surprise at all really how mean i had been talking with colleagues yesterday and we've been speculating that there was maybe a small chance that the tightly controlled russian presidential system the electoral system here would be given a bit of a shake up and maybe there would be some fresh life breathed into it most people are assuming that putin is going to march towards a fourth term in office when the elections are held in march next year but no that was not to be the thirteen member panel of the central election committee decided twelve votes with one abstention so that they were going to bar the from running
against putin now the the argument they use is that he has this prior convictions and therefore is ineligible no valley has always said that although that may be the election rules actually the constitution which should have primacy says that any one of sound mind who is not in jail can run in the elections so he's going to take this to the constitutional courts to watch them to make a decision this was a heated exchange at times he was saying that the panel should do the right thing for once in their lives that nobody is holding a gun to their heads and that they should stop messing around with the election the panel fired back saying that he was brainwashing kids that he was disrespecting the election commission and that they hinted he was politically irrelevant anyway now what is now and we do next will of course are said he is going to take this to the
constitutional courts but he is also saying that his supporters should boycott the election and he is saying that yes there will be street process he hasn't set a date for these yet but he's saying that when the protests hits they will be nationwide. twenty seventeen saw the emergence of driverless cars and trucks being tested on the roads in the u.s. and in the u.k. the developer say more than a million lives a year could be saved without humans behind the wheel as accidents would in theory be almost eradicated but that could also mean a loss of millions of jobs the unions representing drivers are calling on politicians to explain where the new jobs would come from lawrence lee as part three of our series now on artificial intelligence. in this brave new world of artificial intelligence the first direct effect on all our lives will be in transport it's already begun and it will change humanity in many ways it's well
enough known by now that driverless cars and lorries are being trialled the future we're told may involve our children not having to learn how to drive these plants the automation back to raise the car to go to meetings in a scenario where this one even sitting in a simulator you feel a lack of control if you don't grip the wheel or press the brakes driving on for real involves a leap of faith. that is true of the things in the steering wheel you are now free to engage in other times the engineers here assure the technology is good enough for driverless travel on motorways if not in congested cities because there's too much going on. you know extremely busy and complex environment with lots of potential destructors people running across roads. so i think that's probably too complex we've certainly tried contemporary vehicle automation both on the motorway and in urban environments. they don't work at all in urban environments and even on
motorways they require regular interventions by human drive us. the future it seems may be a combination of systems moving us from port to driverless port modern rail systems near airports are driverless and people use those quite happily the paths of the cars through space would be similar to if there were you know some physical guide to them so i think in some cases so long as the as the speeds are fairly low it's probably a safe proposition true believers in driverless transport say we will be able to sleep or work in our vehicle but if that sounds good it will also mean the loss of millions of jobs and i wonder trades unions want to know how those jobs will be replaced we're looking to see massive massive investment in electric vehicles driverless vehicles future mobility we need a great leap forward it's easy to understand this concern in the u.k.
there was a massive shock when car factories which had traditionally employed thousands of people all shut because of foreign competition this used to be the jackie were factory in the west midlands now it's going to be a warehouse the advent of driverless cars and wide automation could be a far greater shock still the british government reckons that driverless cars could create up to thirty thousand jobs in the u.k. which sounds ok until you hear evidence that says that in this part of england alone automation could cost three hundred thousand jobs it becomes pretty clear that governments like the one in britain in the job strategy for automation and quickly were asked to consider a world in which no humans at the wheel of a vehicle means accidents will not happen and more than a million lives will be saved every year driverless vehicles will be on the roads and soon but will human souse jobs rely on transport except them and can we learn to trust the machines to safeguard the lives of those we love lawrence lee al
jazeera london. well the most ill to come here on al-jazeera an unpredictable and volatile election year in kenya triggered violent protests that left many dead including a six month old baby girl meet her family. and a major earthquake console questioning the decision to build more nuclear power plants in south korea. how cold and fog has been the state of play weather wise for switzerland sudden france but germany and austria waltz robin round the north of europe it's been rather gray and mild it may seem the wrong way round to you but take a look at what's coming in from the west a streak of green as a cold front usually means wet and windy weather this is no exception so gone will be the fog from southern france and from switzerland to breezy had great looking
sky will replace it is going to require a further reach i think from austria down through the hunger area in play it's will be cold foggy in places maybe sunny upon the mountains it looks gorgeous there and this carries all this process the next one folds in such a bad time we get to wednesday when it's cold certainly not foggy now it'll be stuck in the mountains rain for many and a completely different field that will eventually affect things further east in the meantime a bit of a southerly push means well eleven in vienna and ten in book arrest and still it's above zero in scandinavia now we've seen the change in the eastern med from rather warm to not so in the last day or so and we've settled down to middle teens to have many places twenty one encounter nineteen robot and rain is heading down towards northern algeria.
a former international football star against the current vice president is expected to lead to the country's first democratic transition of power in seventy three years. a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction the philippines has now been downgraded to tropical storm tembin also failed to make landfall in vietnam but experts say heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still cause damage to infrastructure across the region. and thousands of peruvians have demonstrated after the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned because of poor health it served about half of the twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption peru's current president petro publications called pardoning fujimori the most difficult decision of his life. his twenty seventeen comes to a close we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families in part four we speak to a kenyan family who lost their six month old daughter during political violence
following a disputed presidential vote al jazeera as catherine sawyer reports now from kisumu . joseph and his wife linda are still trying to come to terms of the killing of the six month old daughter samantha pendle. they say she died from a severe head injury when police raided their home in the town of. this was in august just after the fast presidential election when president was declared the winner. supporters of opposition leader the took to the streets in protest. police responding with tear gas batons and live ammunition joseph and learned so however say they were attacked in their home at night. it's been an unpredictable and volatile election year in kenya the supreme court of
a time to the oldest paul citing irregularities of fast in africa. then withdrew from the repeat election saying the commission first needed reforms. rerun went ahead anyway in october. one thousand percent of the vote but only sad of the one thousand million registered voters cast their ballots. all the while political brinkmanship deeply dividing the country along partisan lines continual street confrontations between police and protesters only making things worse more than thirty people including baby pendle have died in the violence since august and i used to play here and on that night in august her family and neighbors say police came banging on doors they used tear gas to force people out of their houses pendle was in her mother's arms when they were being beaten she did not stand a chance. of a doubt she will ever vote again. back ok.
and internet that pain. isn't an informative one it's tame whenever. all is remember. during election day. she also says they'll continue to seek justice for their daughter catherine saw. west in kenya and on weapons day you can catch the fifth and final report in a series one year five families this time our focus is on how tensions on the korean peninsula have split up families will tell you about a father and son who haven't seen each other for more than forty eight years china's here is demanding an apology from the united arab emirates after the u.a.e. banned tunis and women from flying to the gulf states or transiting through its airports now in retaliation chin is here suspended all emirates airlines flights has charlotte dallas but. this was the scene at tunis airport on
friday as women turned up for flights the start of a u.i. travel ban against women and girls of all ages to be given it wasn't only me now been there done that i came here and found chaos and they're saying to an indian woman under the age of thirty cannot afford emerick plane remember money but i arrived here only for a man to come and tell me that any woman who holds a tunis in passport is banned from boarding this airline. two days later the u.a.e. explains the temporary travel restriction is for security reasons the a mirage the minister of state for foreign affairs posted on twitter they had communicated security information with tuna zia and that the u.a.e. appreciates and values to his young woman. but outrage across china zero and elsewhere grew with claims of discrimination and racism to his government's took
immediate action the ministry of transport has decided to suspend emirates airlines flights to and from to nazir to the latter finds a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with international regulations and conventions emirates didn't respond to our request for an interview to do confirm via twitter they were instructed to stop services to tune a spy to newseum authorities a fictive to scene between the fifth children as young as two years old were being barred from flying i mean not many people would consider the threats and officials were even informing families that even if you were a one month old female baby you wouldn't be allowed to fly and you wouldn't be allowed to enter the territory emirates is the only airline that flies you a direct meaning it severed the transport link between the countries it's unclear if the diplomatic link will also be cut. to his ear has been trying to repair relations with the u.a.e.
after its twenty eleven revolution its biggest political party has strong ties to casa currently under blockades by the u.a.e. and three other arab countries it's quite clear to say you know that the united arab emirates have been seeking to undermine his democracy. on the hundred me so this decision is the most expressive yet and the most in your face ever since the two thousand and eleven revolution emirates will remain suspended until tunisia feels it can operate within international regulations the sudden and vague ban that to newseum woman face now turned on the line of dallas al-jazeera an israeli court has extended the detention of a palestinian teenager her mother and cousin they were arrested a week ago after this video was posted online it shows the sixteen year old a hurdle. i mean pushing and hitting an israeli soldier the incident reportedly took place after her relative was shot in the face by israeli forces and critically
injured head has appeared in several other videos challenging israeli soldiers. the final public hearing on plans to construct two nuclear power plants have been held in south korea there are concerns however over just how safe they will be after a magnitude five point four quake hit the country in november until last year the country was considered a seismic free zone kathy novak now reports from all sides this is south korea's scenic southeastern region a popular tourist destination home to stretches of coastline and eighteen uclear reactors so when a magnitude five point four earthquake forced more than a thousand people to evacuate their homes in november some wondered if those nuclear reactors are safe cian young why is so worried she's been protesting in the streets that it's almost impossible but. i was so scared when the earthquake happened here i had evacuated from my building but when the tremors
continued the thought of the nuclear power plants exploding hard to me. more reactors are on the way during the election campaign president monday and promised to halt their construction but he reversed that position after public consultations found the majority of people wanted the existing projects completed the environmental organization greenpeace want safety reexamined we saw the. significant increase of the people who are concerned about the safety of nuclear reactors to terrorists. the twenty eleven fukushima disaster in japan happened just across the sea it's not hard for south koreans to imagine the worst case scenario but a tsunami triggered by a magnitude nine earthquake caused of that catastrophe and experts say that sort of event would be extremely unlikely here in a statement korea hydro a nuclear power the company that runs this plant says the newest reactors being
built here are designed to withstand earthquakes sixty three times more powerful than the five point eight magnitude quake that hit the nearby city of film due in twenty sixteen that was south korea strongest earthquake since records began in one nine hundred seventy eight. locals are still rebuilding many replacing traditional ceramic roof tiles with more affordable and sturdy metal sheets even if you church quakes damaged homes again uclear power advocates say the plants are designed to contain any radiation leaks in the fine physical barrier the capture containment is strong enough to withstand any kind of the significant creek john young hoon says nuclear power must be part of south korea's energy supply the government still wants to phase it out over time in the meantime the energy ministry has told south koreans that close inspection of power plants revealed no damage from the
latest earthquake kathy novak al jazeera olson south korea fishermen have netted a hundred thousand kilos of fish an annual winter festival in the north east of china the surface of the frozen lake was broken and spread a three thousand meets a net and after a couple of hours well this was the result into fishing is an annual event on the lake dating back to ancient times. now when hurrican slammed into the u.s. state of florida in september the damage was of course extensive and since then much of the state has recovered but in one small farming community the daily struggle continues here's an egalitarian. during the storm our house. had several leaks the roof was not strong enough to sustain that when when hurricane ima hit this poor farming community on the edge of the everglades it took maria has his roof since then things have become worse repairs have yet to be made government help has been slow and the hakas family home is full of mold like many here the
family couldn't afford insurance it's hard even they even though they give you extra food stamps or whatever to the migrants or whatever it is it's still hard baghdad i said there's twelve of us here and you know we have to split our food our you know you know we know we're our portion residents are almost entirely dependent on agricultural jobs but the storm took close to the loss of income and damage to homes is being felt across the community in the market these community school built for migrants teachers so even the children are being affected. by not having jobs they're having money for them that's a lot of stress and sometimes they don't have money to buy the food so there's a lot of stress for the children's too because if they're not eating well they have a hard time coming to school and in a city where more than half the population of thirty five thousand lives below the poverty line they used to fending for themselves. in the weeks following the storm teams of volunteers have handed out food and supplies and demand hasn't slowed we
make phone calls as soon as we get product in and different churches and different organizations show up and everything that comes in here it's not a warehouse it's a distribution center so as soon as it comes in it moves out markedly was a poor farming community before hurricane hit and once it's a media it needs have been met that's not going to change there was some government help there but what we've seen overwhelmingly is a community so it's just volunteers and members of society coming together to get this place back on its feet i mean gallacher al-jazeera markedly florida. now one of the child stars from the sound of music has died. i. have the menzies yuri played the second eldest von trapp in the hundred sixty five musical she went on to have a successful career as a t.v.
actress in the us too in the seventy's in the eighty's she passed away late on sunday at the age of sixty eight after suffering brain cancer. these are the top stories from al-jazeera so far today the polls are about to open in liberia's presidential runoff election that pits a former international football star against the current vice president the vote is expected to lead to the country's first democratic transition of power in seventy three years a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has been downgraded typhoon tembin also defied weather forecasts and didn't make landfall in vietnam. where hundreds of thousands of people were moved from their homes but experts say heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still cause damage to infrastructure in the region the storm left at least two hundred people dead in the philippines. thousands of peruvians have demonstrated after the former president
alberto fujimori was pardoned because of bad health he served about half of a twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption peru's current president petro publications could call pardoning fujimori the most difficult decision of his life both most acb then it's obvious to all of us that the government he inherited at the beginning of the ninety's the country was in a chaotic and violent crisis incurred significant transgressions of the law as far as democracy and human rights are concerned but i also believe his government contributed to national progress i'm convinced that those of us who believe in democracy cannot allow alberto fujimori to die in prison going to canada is to expel a venezuelan diplomat today is off to caracas throughout the canadian ambassador for criticizing his record on human rights the venezuelan ambassador who had already pulled out of canada has been barred from returning nicolas maduro his government has also expelled the brazilian envoy who is accused of interfering in domestic affairs. the russian opposition leader alexina valmy has been barred from
running in next year's presidential election he's been told he is in eligible because of a criminal conviction which he says is politically motivated he is now calling for a boycott of the vote in march of next year polls show the president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected comfortably which would keep him in the kremlin until twenty twenty four those are your headlines up next inside story all season. very important source of information for many people around the world. have gone i'm still here go into areas. talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bring to the forefront. defeated but destroyed two thousand and seventeen the year of victory was. gone what will happen to its ideology what about the people that used to rule over