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al-jazeera. this is the news hour live from london coming up and you just let north korea and great lead with your. president trump says cia director mike pompei has forged a good relationship with north korea's leader kim jong il. castro's successor. is named as the sole candidate to take over as cuba's president. turkey's president calls surprise early elections bringing stronger powers for his office. and satellite test prepares to start the search for a new planets outside our solar system. and i'm
sorry it's all the sporting clearing tennis world number one rafa nadal marches towards a record extending eleven title in monaco. he once threatened kim jong un with foreign fury but don't try now seems to be pulling out all stops to calm tensions with north korea u.s. president has hailed secret talks between his cia chief and the north korean leader saying might be forged a good relationship with kim when they met last week the groundwork has been laid for a possible summit between the two leaders relations with also top of the agenda at the president's talks with the japanese prime minister which is taking place in florida. i think my car. one of the three series. and by the way he just north korea and ingrid meeting with him.
and i got along with them really really really. he said kind of again he's very smart but he gets on with people. here is diplomatic editor james bays is in pyongyang they says from north korea north korean officials are not commenting on all confirming the visit of. to the city all of the information at this stage is coming from the u.s. side but this is the highest level visit for a serving u.s. official since secretary of state madeline albright came to pyongyang in the year two thousand the u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation ongoing between the u.s. and north korea between the cia and the north korean intelligence service they
clearly are looking at the possibility of a meeting between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump the possible things that could be discussed possible things that could happen at the end of that meeting for example three american citizens who are held in jail here in north korea the americans want them to be released but also have been talking about the possible venues for a meeting could it be in europe could it be here in pyongyang could it be down in the demilitarized zone between north and south korea are there other places that we mentioned mongolia for example. complete harkat is with president trump in west palm beach in florida secondly the president trump and prime minister due to hold a news conference in an hour what are we expecting from that. now we got a little bit of a preview lauren when the two leaders spoke very briefly to reporters a couple of hours ago certainly this is a meeting that was supposed to be about security and trade but it has been in large part overshadowed by the news that donald trump sent his top spy the cia director
mike pump aoe to meet with kim jong un sort of laying the groundwork in north korea but getting back to sort of the issue of trade that is certainly something that has dominated the discussions today here at mar a lago donald trump eager to let reporters know that he as he continues to try to overhaul the trade relationship with japan has secured a very large purchase of u.s. airplanes and fighter jets passenger planes in terms of a deal with japan that is worth tens of billions of dollars so certainly this is something that we expect to hear more of in the press conference of course reporters were also be eager though to to find out more about the president's thinking and how this may affect his relationship with japan given it appears that japan was sidelined quite a bit when terms of this secret meeting with the cia director in north korea and give me some u.s.
senators are not happy with my pump proposed point to say to state is this an added complication for the diplomatic with north korea. definitely i mean the timing couldn't be worse than increasingly we are getting further indication that a growing number of u.s. senators are saying they will not support the confirmation vote when it occurs likely next week of mike peo to mike pompei oh to be america's top diplomat u.s. secretary of state i mean just imagine these are historic talks that are set to take place likely the end of may early june between kim jong un the north korean leader and the u.s. president donald trump and the top diplomat of the united states is not in place this is certainly a big problem in fact the white house holding a conference call with reporters to talk about why they say they're not concerned saying that sending might pump a it was the natural choice they believe that he is very well qualified certainly the president has an awful lot of trust in him and that's why he was sent but again it certainly is problematic for this white house
that is trying to focus on the talks and the attempts to denuclearize when it comes to north korea but it's certainly once again having challenges with its own administration just getting that top diplomat confirmed can you how could thank you very much indeed. the end of an era in cuba the cuban national assembly has no nation to begin as the sole candidate to take over the presidency from raul castro fifty nine years on from when fidel castro did the successful revolution in cuba is the first time the castro has would be leading the country and a visual a nomination but the results would be announced until first day when d.s. can and is expected to be sworn in latin america to understand human joins us now from have on us to tell us more about this new leader. well you know one of the most interesting things about it is how little people really do know about that miguel diaz can is they know of course that he has been
an up and coming communist party cater for the last thirty five years from the ground up he's been moving up and up he was the party secretary into very very important problem and says but he has kept an extremely low profile he's just known as someone who was loyal low key low as again low profile has never never tried to overshadow especially the two leading characters who del and raul castro and that probably explains more than anything else lawrence just how he got to where he is now by not doing that unlike other prospects or people who have been a rising stars in the cuban system and who were purged for trying to be as one per person put it too big for their britches. the us kind is not seen as a reformer but he is seen as a right more modern man younger generation of cuban communist but he's going to have a lot on his plate the economy here is in tatters cubans are demanding changes on
all levels technologically economically and we'll have to see if politically as well but clearly he is not the one at least from what we understand who is going to even touch on the subject of opening up this country politically which is still very much under the hands of the auspices of the only party that exists here the cuban communist party lauren and lucy i mean do people mind the fact that he's a he's a shoo in like this. it depends who you ask i asked one person who said who didn't and so he just said interpret my silence let my silence speak for itself and then he just ran off others just laugh and say well you know that's the way it is here we assume that the communist party in the national assembly knows what it's doing but others quite frankly say no we wish we could have a say in in electing and selecting our president like they do in other countries
but clearly for us for the near future anyway that's not going to be the case what did it work that the us had nearly showing is what that what president raul castro wants to show and that is that there is going to be continuity that this system is not going to take a shift in any direction while after he takes over and to prove that they're all crafters going to stay as the head of the communist party at least in the forseeable future loren lucien human thank you very much indeed. still to come on the al-jazeera news. still a no good international monitors say they have no idea when they can deploy to do more to investigate a suspected chemical attack. investigations continue into what caused an engine to explode in midair during a southwest airlines flight killing one passenger. and the bad boy of english football is making a comeback but he tells in sport. the
turkish president has called a surprise early elections. to announce that elections originally scheduled for november twenty nine teen will now be held on june twenty fourth turkey is switching from a parliamentary system to a presidential one meaning that you powers for the president will take effect a year earlier than planned. wattle fourteen crudes significant new executive powers whereas previously executive decisions were made jointly by the president and cabinet they have addition of the prime minister a president also have vastly increased powers to appoint and remove senior officials as they no longer require the approval of the prime minister and the president will no longer be required to be neutral or cut ties with political parties once elected wouldn't and the reason is the director of the techie project at the center for strategic and international studies he joins us live from washington d.c. why do you think he made the move to make this election come more than
a year away. well it's a major surprise and it followed it heard a unequally surprising move by his ally the leader of the nationalists the national action party that the election would be held in august two thousand and eighteen he's actually moving ahead with elections in june and in his own explanation of his surprise move he talked about. the turkish ongoing turkish operation in syria the turkish syrian border you talked about regional tensions and they all talked talked about the need for it to end uncertainty. prior to important decisions being made whether spec two to the economy and i think the economy may be the most important factor here because the economic indicators that not been going as well as as present are downward like so going to to the country in june the serious that are waiting until november would certainly eliminate one uncertainty relating to
the economy and especially one of these is it means that it will fall in a period where there's still be a state of emergency is that right. medders right ever since the the failed coup attempt in june excuse me july two thousand and sixteen turkey has been on their emergency roll it's been renewed seven times every three months i think. and that gives the executive which is essentially president out on the on a defacto basis even though we have upon mentor system immense powers and that gives them a great deal of an advantage is when it comes to the elections do you think that the movie mentions syria in one of their own iran says do you think that the situation on the ground there is something they're worried about that they want to act now before it gets worse for the techie in syria. while the you know the
turkish operation in afrin previous the kurdish control region in conjunction with the free syrian army backed by turkey was successful as i said and turkey is being talking about expanding it for the tottenham member age where the syrian kurdish y p g affiliated with the p.k. k. street has been fighting is based together with u.s. troops which was in the case in africa and that's been a bone of contention between washington and on korea and clearly getting the elections out of the way before making a major move off of them making a major move in in members would be important how difficult it be for the opposition to it to get any kind of momentum in such a short period. extremely difficult you know the the incumbent party always says advantages present out on has and on broken record of electoral
success stretching back to november two thousand and two when his party for us won . elections and gain power. and you know the main opposition party republican people's party as a ceiling of about twenty five percent and has rarely gone beyond that the national action party i said earlier is in alliance with missed out on the mainly kurdish h.p.p. party is in tatters and a number of its members of parliament including their leader are in jail so you know the circumstances of the situation certainly looks favorable for another electoral victory by which they are going and it's party wouldn't any reason thank you very much indeed few thoughts on the subject thank you. chemical weapons inspectors waiting to enter the site of a suspected gas attack in syria have been delayed due to security concerns the chief of the mission says it's now unclear whether they will when they will be able
to enter duma and the team arrived in the capital damascus on saturday a un security group and to the city on tuesday to assess the situation but had to withdraw off to gunfire and protests the u.s. and its allies accuse the syrian government and russia of delaying the inspectors entry and tampering with a site that has denied this so no one has the his from beirut. the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons confirming what a u.n. official told us earlier and that is the u.n. security team that entered dumont shoes they came under small arms fire the o.p.c. w. also confirming that during their visit to one of the sites an explosive device was detonated now there were no injuries but the security team left and right now the o.p.c. w. does not know when they can deploy their chemical weapons inspectors to do more of the site of that alleged chemical weapons attack the o.p.c. w. saying any deployment will have to follow
a security clearance from the united nations so it really raises a lot of question about the fate of of this mission now neither the u.n. nor the o.p.c. blamed any particular side for that shooting incident but duma is under the control of the russian military as well as the syrian government both both of them confirming a few days ago that they quote fully liberated the area from terrorists now both moscow and to mask this have been accused by western powers of trying to prevent the inspectors from reaching the site and to delay and hamper their work accusations that both both moscow and damascus have denied but there really concerns about whether or not there is still hard evidence because it's been what twelve days now since that suspected chemical weapons attack will the evidence be still there some western nations even accusing russia of tampering with the evidence and another question is will the witnesses and survivors or doctors that the o.p.c. w. inspectors speak to will they be speaking freely or will they feel intimidated by
the new authority on the ground so right now we do not know if and when the o.p.c. w. inspectors will reach. hundreds of protesters of not just in london neva rising sexual violence in india the demonstration coincides with a visit to the u.k. by the indian president. the head of the commonwealth heads of government meeting there he said on wednesday that rape should not be politicized but said recent sexual assaults in india were a matter of shame for the nation the pressure comes after two particularly brutal rape cases in india. the chief of staff of a powerful armed group in eastern libya has survived a bombing the target of his convoy outside benghazi and rosie and the jury's motorcade was also struck by gunfire in the attack is the leader of the armed forces of the renegade general hurley for have to lose. in a french hospital after a recent illness after has rejected a u.n. backed government in the capital tripoli and is aligned with
a rival parliament in eastern libya went up to the head has more for us from tripoli the assassination attempt by a car bomb that targeted the chief of staff of operation dignity that is the military campaign led by only good general safer after. today at the chief of staff of operation dignity gen the lab that has a good number we escaped as a summation by a car bomb on the way from one of our z to a city where his residence is half way between but it has yet marriage in city district a car bomb targeted the convoy of general abdul aziz another he escaped assassination but one civilian a passer by was killed and another wanted according to a hospital that is the main hospital in but that's an indication of the power vacuum following the absence of any gaijin little honey for hefted the commander of the operation dignity and also an indication of the curious dissent and divisions
among the operation dignity camp we know that as you know the region that a bit as it did not already is one of of two contenders who are competing to replace it in a gaijin that will. have to. air safety experts in the u.s. have begun investigating what caused an engine to explode during a southwest airlines flight killing a passenger inspectors from the national transportation safety board met in philadelphia where pilots of the new york to dallas flight made an emergency landing as the first fatal onboard accident to happen in the u.s. since two thousand and nine as an fisher port. they know what happened the just ignore at this stage why a look at the damage shows one of the engines fan blades is missing the southwest airlines flight was at thirty two thousand feet when the left engine exploded it sent shrapnel flying shattering a window that caused immediate decompression and killed
a female passenger from her seat through the window of the people who are there are several over there on the runway as well we've got us. and your passengers are ok and are you as your airplane physically on fire barry that our firefighters if. there are with us at my house the victim has been named is forty three year old bank executive jennifer right and a mother of two of her was out the window and so i made my way to earn a try to bring a real her back in. and it is just crazy to passengers walked on the woman for twenty minutes trying to stabilize her condition seven other passengers were also injured the engine has twenty four blades one was broken off at the base it was found more than one hundred ten kilometers away there is evidence of metal fatigue where the blade separated. we located that immediately and sent photos to our
materials lab in washington says west is a budget airline this is its first on board passenger death of its fifty one year history the seven three seven just went through a maintenance check on sunday the airplane in my opinion is proven as very reliable so it doesn't create any doubt in my mind at least at this point around six months ago the engine maker ordered every airline that flies the seven three seven to check engines for signs of metal fatigue after another blade broke off an engine though southwest which only flies this type of plane is inspecting its entire fleet the federal aviation authority has called for engine inspections of seven three seven for every other airline the investigation into the crash is expected to take around a year alan fischer i'll just you know washington. for the last few minutes the chairman of the n.t.s.b. has been given another update in which he praised the pilots who landed the plane safely the pilots you could hear their internation and the pilots seemed very.
very calm and assured of what they were doing and so i think without getting into i haven't heard their interviews yet but as i said last night my my hat is off to them they behaved in a manner that did their training would prepare them for the u.s. ambassador to the united nations says her relationship with president trump is perfect despite reports of friction that every healthy relationship president you're out. comes off donald trump delayed further action against russia for its support of the syrian president despite making hay saying new sanctions were being prepared ahead of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons has rejected russian claims that traces of a second nerve agent were found in salzburg where the former russian spy so i guess crystal and his daughter were poisoned meanwhile the u.k. representative to the a.p.
c.w. has dismissed russian claims that britain was behind the script poisoning what was really striking about the session today was that russian continues to provide huge amounts of disinflation to others including on this occasion a russian government official actually accusing the united kingdom of poisoning the scribbles and deducing them into a coma before they could poison them so that the u.b.c. w. could then go and investigate that is an outrageous accusation was made by a russian official in the a p c w today and those kinds of points narratives need to be stopped. mike hanna has the latest from the un. the council was briefed by the high representative for disarmament who confirmed the findings of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons the o.p.c. w. that a highly sophisticated nerve agent was used one which apparently could only be manufactured
in a state sponsored laboratory the session was called by the united kingdom's bastard a brief the council on progress made in the investigation he used the russian term of our chicks as the family from which the chemical agent came and she was scathing about russian offers of assistance russia continues to be asked to be involved in the u.k. sin dependent investigation it is quite clear that they are both suspected of involvement and that their behavior has undermined their credibility in this as i said before this is an arsonist turned fine trying to trying to investigate his aim fire and a finger pointed at the russians from the u.s. ambassador we hope our colleagues on this council will join us as they have before and delivering a clear condemnation of the use of a russian nerve agent on another member soil because unless we stop this now there
will be more death and more scenes that nobody wants to see but a sarcastic response from the russian ambassador who was adamant that allegations of russian involvement were totally unproven because it president putin probably improved the national state may have been the rule the russian state may have sponsored. there have been numerous suspect the russian state sponsor of the birds yet again the security council divided along exactly the same lines it was when discussing an alleged chemical attack in syria. the u.k.'s media regulator has opened seven new investigations into the russian news channel r.t. the channel four main as russia today broadcasts out of the u.k. but is financed by the kremlin british regulator ofcom is looking at whether r.t. broke impartiality rules in its coverage of the attack on sergei st proud it's also
been monitoring artie's coverage of the syrian war. don't come on out. torture rape and executions human rights activists raising alarm and reporting conditions facing refugees in yemen. zimbabwe's first ever independence day without revote robert mugabe at the helm. and in sport the team making payoffs history in their first season in the national hockey league. however all set for a fabulous couple of days weather wise across western parts of europe is that fair warm sunshine coming through the skies opening up nicely going to see the the pleasant weather continuing for the next few days as well take us right through it to the weekend twenty five celsius in london they have a breeze coming in from the southwest but really to about it so twenty seven there
for paris and getting up to twenty three in madrid central areas twenty three souses there for vienna as well versed in coal where around a bit of a colder northerly wind coming in to where moscow fifteen celsius percent out of dry and that dam whether the dull whether they're stretching down into a key. as we go on into friday central i was still looking absolutely fantastic as is the case here across the water will sunshine pretty much everywhere and that fine weather stretching right down into parts of spain a little bit of cloud there and to portugal but i think it should be lost the drive stay dry and warm therefore we're back to twenty six degrees celsius still want to show is possible across the far north of algeria twenty celsius for years on the day counting on into friday that wet weather becoming a little more expansive but not too bad twenty two degrees walk thirty karo southerly winds picking those temperatures up to thirty four degrees.
one of the top stories. yes president donald trump has confirmed that the head of the cia had a secret meeting with north korea's leader last week. even vice president. set to become the first person outside the castro family to lead cuba after being formally nominated to take over from raul castro as president. his president has called surprise elections for june bringing the vote forward from november twenty ninth. so says it could pursue
a formal resolution to end the war with north korea when the two countries meet for talks next week the korean conflict ended sixty five years ago with a truce if the countries still technically at war kathy novak has more from seoul one of the reasons that this upcoming meeting between the south korean president mungy and the north korean leader kim jong un is so notable is because these two have been are leaders of two countries that remain technically at war an armistice not a peace treaty marked the end of hostilities in the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three so going into the summit the south korean government is keen to discuss denuclearization and also how to promote peace on the korean peninsula so now the suggestion is that one of the items that could come up for discussion between monday and kim jong un could be how to transition from that armistice to a more long lasting peace agreement and the u.s. president donald trump has suggested he has given his blessing for the two koreas
to discuss this but it may not alternately be a decision that can be made at the intercom rian summit that is because south korea was not actually a signatory to the armistice that was signed in one nine hundred fifty three it was the united states that ledley allies in the united nations command that signed the armistice with north korea and china so the suggestion may be that if monday in and kim jong un do discuss this it may lay the groundwork for the summit that is expected between kim jong un and donald trump who may be more in a position to make it concrete agreement to move on from that armistice zimbabweans have celebrated the first independence day without robert mugabe as leader economy and upcoming elections a big test for the new president of the samyn and gaga were took over when the military forced mcgovern to resign how can we trust a report from cent of russians in harare. it's the first independence day celebrations without robert mugabe zimbabwe's former president in charge the
military forced him to resign in november. the new leader a missile when i got one lice independence flame which was first lit thirty eight years ago with the bobby gained independence from britain in one nine hundred eighty. after years of delays government corruption and mismanagement and demagogue his role when i go is under pressure to in crippling foreign currency shortages and create jobs. and. when i go is pushing for more direct foreign investment to revive the economy some people warn that will not necessarily create jobs we need to have you know a targeted approach towards it because it's not just going to trickle down once the economy starts growing it lost already perfect it in everything that happens in the
country and of course then it's not government's responsibility for job creation flow to bring in the private sector you've got to bring in workers. and now the challenge when it goes administration is organizing three way and credible elections later this year the main opposition leader nelson chamisa attended the independence elaborations when mugabe was in charge opposition parties boycotted the event in protest some political analysts say this is a positive development. let's test the country's electoral system after complaints of rigging in previous years if the polls are credible subunits national unity said they'll consider him vesting in zimbabwe again. the president's more immediate concern is managing people's expectations and frustrations teachers are threatening to strike if their pay and working conditions don't improve civil servants say they may do the same nurses in public hospitals have been stretching for days when the
goggles response was to file all the nurses who refused to report for duty a move that puts more people out of work in a country was one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. that cost three hundred thirty seven million dollars and is the size of a refrigerator and it's about to embark on a quest for planets that might harbor life masses transiting eggs a planet survey satellite or test is poised for launch in just over an hour from cape canaveral in florida tess is flying out on a space x. rocket which aims to slingshot it into a wide elliptical orbit that encompasses both the earth and the moon will spend two years in space and will scan eighty five percent of the sky that's around two hundred thousand nearby stars it's many on the hunt for planets that are around the size of our own test itself won't be able to tell us if we're alone in the universe it's only equipped to detect the size and orbital paths of other worlds but it charts the stars for future telescopes which could detect life or life like
conditions in the near cosmos sarah bernard is an exoplanet tree astronomer at the massachusetts institute of technology she joins me live via skype from cambridge massachusetts thanks very much indeed for being with us on the program so how is this different from previous missions what's the big thing about this one. so the tech trends next the planet survey saddle light is really standing on the shoulders of previous missions we've had including nessa's kepler mission and this was a mission that was launched in two thousand and nine to establish the frequency of planets orbiting other stars at all but it was looking at stars very nearby to earth these stars well in our galaxy for a few hundred light years away on average what kepler found is that these planets far from being rare are really common where two pesca they're now is to find where those planets are in our own backyard that we now know must be there so do you think it's going to result in
a in a change of what we know to be the planets i mean they were in the way that pluto you know the kind of the identity of pluto has changed that kind of thing is it is it that sort of information that we're not. i don't think it will be a big change in our understanding of the underlying frequency planet so we know from the kepler mission that they're extremely common and the question is where are the nearest by planets now that we know they must be there from what we've uncovered about stars that are further away this is really the mission finding where those planets are or which will be most amenable to fall going up with missions like the james webb space telescope to uncover whether there are any signatures of life and what kind of difficulties are there with the launch of this and perhaps with that with the with the unusual orbit. indeed so as far as i understand it there are two things that can prevent the launch from happening on the day of one of those a strong whens the other is really high altitude clouds that would prevent you from being able to see the trajectory of the spacecraft so far everything is looking
good and test does have an unusual orbit in that it's not just around the earth for example and it's not in an earth trailing orbit like the spacecraft instead as you said it's in this complicated orbit that includes both the earth and the moon the benefit there is twofold test to look for very long periods of time at the same stars without having to turn away thereby really illuminating that the probability of missing the signature of a planet but it's swings back down to earth every now and again to download all of the data to us it's a real problem having the kind of bandwidth and space to get all those images back down so thank you very much indeed for your expertise on this subject. thank you for having me. united arab emirates has suspended operations at a hospital that ran in somalia's capital mogadishu it comes amid growing bilateral tensions that have seen business is banned and iraqi diplomats searched in somalia
i haven't had a report. the u.a.e. iran ship zite hospital in mogadishu and now close to the public staff there say they received orders to stop operations in definit. we met the u.s. ambassador at his residence and we asked him about the hospital status and if it had been closed he told us that funding for the first stage of operating the hospital had run out and that they were forced to shut the hospital until second stage funding were available he said reopening the hospital could happen at any time without preconditions the facility offered treatment mainly to poor on this please people in the somali capital medical workers also performed lifesaving surgery on those injured in mogadishu as frequent car bomb attacks confirmed how they are this is basically a punishment for the people of somalia for simply defending their sovereignty if the u.a.e. had opened a hospital for humanitarian purposes they would not have close to the residents of mogadishu have been reacting to the news of the bill of the powerful if
humanitarian aid should never be politicized where the u.a.e. has done a shameful then pinafore malia somalia is a free country we might be weak today but we don't want the aid that comes with strings attached relations between mogadishu and abu dhabi have been frosty since june last year when mogadishu resist the pressure from the u.a.e. and so did abia to cut ties with qatar and during the blockade the impost on it. in march somalia bond uys dubai ports world from doing business in the country of the naldo magnum and the company had entered into this year p.n. some other land for the management of better but up port in the breakaway enclave last week somali intercepted a plane chartered by u.a.e. diplomats and confiscated almost ten million dollars in cash saying it would investigate the intended purpose of the funds. on monday security forces in north
somalia's puntland prevented him of the u.a.e. plane from leaving port after him. the military trainers refused to hunt over their luggage to be as such it really looks like a dispute that nobody can win somalia is there is a very. poor country it's you know i was called a great instructor based in eastern focus on rebuilding and developing internally not to be bogged down in these kinds of disputes. and in the latest sign of a father a breakdown in relations both countries of and of the military cooperation program that began in two thousand and fourteen in which the u.a.e. trained equipped and paid the solid is of hundreds of somali troops mohammed atta al-jazeera the u.n. refugee agency says it's alarmed by the horrific conditions faced by new derives refugees in yemen agency says migrants and asylum seekers fleeing places like somalia and ethiopia face abuse physical and sexual violence some of them are being
kidnapped for ransom while others have been forced back into the sea u.n. special envoy in yemen is also warned about the humanitarian crisis in the country william spengler is from the un refugee agency he says many refugees if one of the victims to yemen's armed groups. yemen has been trances country and a country of this nation for people fleeing the horn of africa for for many years. many somalis but also people from european and other countries in africa have been going to yemen looking for protection and some of them have also gone there with the hope of moving on to other countries in the gulf for instance or in saudi arabia or even to move on to europe but many of them are finding now that because of the conflict they are stuck in yemen also because of the conflict many of them are being abused and exploited by different groups including
smugglers and groups that are holding them captive in some cases. extorting money out of them told to bring them raping them and we have seen horrific cases of this in detention in southern yemen specifically in the tension center in the garden and that's why we are so concerned that because of the. conflict in yemen many people are falling into the hands of criminals who are exploiting them. around the world every two minutes a child dies of malaria and for the first time in ten years global malaria cases are no longer falling here in london the disease is receiving some high profile attention at a global summit on and phillips was there the theme of this conference in central
london has been very much that malaria is back having been a disease that was in abeyance the fight against malaria appeared to have been going in the right direction in twenty sixteen we saw a very worrying trend more than two hundred and sixteen million cases of malaria worldwide an increase for the first time in many years and the reasons for that increase of various and they are complex drug resistance is spreading climate change meaning more areas of vulnerable to the malaria mosquito war and conflict making treatment extremely difficult in some particular places especially in africa it is africa that is at the forefront of the fight against malaria more than ninety percent of cases of malaria worldwide are in sub-saharan africa earlier i spoke to chimamanda ngozi adichie the celebrated nigerian writer and i asked her
whether she thought that malaria does not get the attention it deserves because it is above all a disease of the developing world. where i grew up with malaria malaria was very familiar to me we had malaria all the time actually if you went to a hospital when i was growing up everybody just assumed you had malaria. and malaria was the reason you didn't go to school was the reason people didn't get. it was very much a part of our lives really i think it's a question of power it's a question of resources thoughts to think that there is some progress and that there are some people. seem to be. trying making an effort chimamanda. goes the d.c. talking to me here at the malaria conference where the big drug companies as you've been hearing african governments and western governments have been expressing that determination to combat this terrible disease. george w. bush the former u.s. president has paid tribute to his mother barbara who's died at the age of ninety
two mrs bush was the only woman to have seen both her husband and son inaugurated as american president and literacy campaign it was also mother to jeb bush the former governor of florida and interview with fox business network george w. bush said his mother still retained a sense of humor in the days leading up to her death. she and i were needling each other in the doctor came in and she turned to the doctor said you want to know why george w. is the way it is and the doctor looked somewhat surprised she said because i drank and smoke when i was pregnant what. she's fighting and we had a beautiful visit with her she truly believes that she is there's an afterlife that she'll be wonderfully received in the arms of a loving god and therefore did not fear death. worries over the fate of. the government wrongfully deported residents of
thank business updates. it's going to get. the out thank. you demanding an emergency meeting with the british government over a new phase that will be forced to leave the u.k. after brics it follows the wrongful deportation from the u.k. of members of the so-called windrush generation. whose parents emigrated from the
commonwealth after the second world war bernstein reports. it is the most extraordinary of coincidences that what's become known as the windrush generation scandal erupted at exactly the same time as the commonwealth heads of government conference is underway in london it piled on the embarrassment for the british government which has had to explain to these countries leaders why u.k. citizens have been sent to places their parents came from two generations ago. having already accepted that the policy was indefensible the prime minister took the opportunity to grovel in her own parliament as well these people are british they are part of us and for those who have mistakenly received letters charlie sheen. i want to say to apologize to them and i want to say sorry to anyone who is being called as confusion for non-scientists south africa.
for having already proved it's possible to deport british citizens from britain the government is now having to explain to these people europeans living in the u.k. why the same won't happen to them of the brics it is already sent a shiver through european politicians implacably opposed to brics it have called an emergency meeting for the coming days certainly off to do when trish scandal in britain we want to be sure that the same is not happening to our european citizens and that there is no bureaucratic nightmare that faced with all this the home office which organizes things like visas and residency permits is trying to prove it's competent it wants to create an app to simplify the process for people who should have the right to be here but who fear they will be unfairly dealt with. by him is that the campaign group called the three million the number of european union citizens in the u.k.
mess a government minister on tuesday and say they're a bit more hopeful than they were we are be toward it because you. no. and we still don't hear any. we still don't have. all the details of how the process is going to be but i mean do you worry if they can make mistakes with british citizens they could make mistakes with europeans as well yeah exactly . one source of the home office told me much of the problems affecting the windrush generation came down to staff cuts among civil servants the other question is whether a high sits will distinguish between either skin color or nationality perhaps the most extraordinary thing about all this is the politicians who support the u.k.'s exit from the european union fund of saying that britain would be far better off doing business with the commonwealth because that's pretty natural friends and so on one level this does look pretty embarrassing for supporters of brecht's it but it has also raised the question if this is how the u.k.
treats its friends the more does it mean for everybody else. the al-jazeera or the home office in london travel sport now his fire lauren thank you so much tennis world number one rafa nadal is through to the last sixteen of the monte carlo masters the spaniard is chasing a record extending eleven title in monaco the defending champion was barely bothered by his opponent he swept aside aljaz by danny of slovenia in straight sets six one six three three that al needs to win this tournament in order to save top of the world rankings and not be replaced by roger federer face of russia's caring catching up at. this year's will be the special situation for me i have been. outside of the competition. almost for five months i play those that are there but nothing else since i didn't finish no one even now so here is
a very important one for me is important to start with a big idea that helps. it wasn't so easy for former world number one no doubt shaka bench the serb dated more than two hours to see all the former quaritch it was a tight match but the two time champion came through seven six seven five to reach the third round commit she has been fighting an elbow injury will face fifty's dominates. football now and the title race in italy has been thrown wide open new ventures have lost their six point caution over now believe the leaders being held by relegation threatened her tony while napoli beat in a z four two it could get even tighter on sunday's napoli face you've a away in napoli win would cut that gap to just one point to both sides have five games to go all their set to be chinese darby in the first knockout round of the asian champions league ever grand will face challenge and kuang jan who booked
their spot earlier on wednesday they did so by beating to she were wrestle three two the result means they qualify as runners up from the challenge and have never won the competition but they're one of three chinese teams to make it out of the group stage. young book one but had to already advance they face a united next in group after top side shanghai at last but are going through as group winners and will play kachina at letters also draw but go through as well they take on say one of the wings. one of european football's most controversial characters is set for his first job in management joey barton will take all over as boss of english thirty or side fleetwood town ahead of next season barton who was one england cap will soon the role straight after his gambling ban and he made more than twelve hundred bets on games over ten years barnes has in the past been suspended for punching an opponent two worn by the f.a.
for home of public comments and he's even spent eight months six months in jail for assault. but a backyard says his time isn't over as a boxer and that he can still fight it out a very high level baqir was getting ready for his first vote in more than a year the thirty nine year old will take on argentina's lucas mentees in july for the w.b. a welterweight title the filipino is widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time but he's lost for biz last nine fights his last contest against australia is just four also ended in defeat. yet that's what i've. been.
doing good. earlier he spoke to the filipino boxing writer recall of areas he says paki zero is desperate to leave the sport as a winner. i think at thirty nine years of age he knows that he doesn't have a lot of time in some ways it's a gamble he's fighting for in his last nine fights and to many people it's the losses the loss to jeff borne of a unanimous decision really sticks in the minds of a lot of people i think manny moving on to a bigger stage which is national politics full time national politics he wants to go out was a winner and sport of boxing i think like any other big name athlete it's history knowing when to hang it up there's always just one more fight one more game one more season deflate and i think he can or regrets not getting out of the game a little earlier you know when you're still in the thick of it people tend to look also that bad when you're far removed from the game there's a better appreciation for all the athletes and i think we can look even at for
example michael jordan latchford basketball his last two seasons with the washington wizards and to well but when people still talk about him today still defeatists of all time so even with mohammed ali and there's no reason why the same talking up like manny akio you know he's fought a lot of fights said easily the fight of the decade the first decade of the new millennium so i think his legacy is secure but he went from being sure of one of perhaps the greatest fireball and to be merely one of the greatest. the dream debut season on the las vegas golden knights has continued in the n.h.l. playoffs the golden knights beat the l.a. kings one nothing to win their first round series the knights became the first expansive team and the hundred year history of the national hockey league to sweep a playoff series and its first season. olympians tommy smith and john carlos have been honored on the fiftieth anniversary of their famous protests at the one nine hundred sixty eight in mexico games the american sprinters raise their fists in
support of several rights during the two hundred meter medal ceremony the international olympic committee forced their expulsion from the u.s. team and banned them from future competitions in the face of adversity the struggle continues you know there's many of us. who are in. not involved. with see you groom but you cannot hide. and that's all your sport for now it's now back to warren in london for think your mission to catch up any time with all the stories reporting on our web site al-jazeera dot com. a super meter and tired of this news up there will be here to minute with another full run of the day's news by from the.
showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several berlin museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasise the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture. because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that mrs ford to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life is part of life it's culture. he ruled for nearly half a century. a controversial political figure in the cold to the middle east and one who was never far from crisis at home or abroad. in a two part series al-jazeera world tells the story of king hussein of jordan episode two. at this time on options here.