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just six months ago we were to bring people who. shall be willing programs take you on a journey around the globe. on al-jazeera . facebook says it has removed thirty two pages believed to have been set up to influence the u.s. mid-term elections. and says al jazeera live from doha also coming up a passenger plane crashes just after takeoff in north mexico and everyone on board has survived. zimbabwe awaits the final results of the presidential election both leading bodies a confidence of success. and africa's president says he'll go ahead with land
reforms which would seem white farmers denied compensation. social media giant facebook says it's discovered a coordinated campaign to influence the u.s. mid-term elections it's removed thirty two accounts and pages that it believes a fake aimed at creating divisions before november's faute almost three hundred thousand people follow the suspended pages reports from washington d.c. . the founder of facebook mark zuckerberg went to capitol hill to admit his company hadn't done enough to stop foreign groups trying to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry. now as part of its continuing investigation into election interference it discovered it's happening again and so
it has suspended thirty two pages on the platform and instagram which it also means they are going to be a hair trigger alert for you know for the foreseeable future so any instances that crop up like this they're likely to take to take action and then be public about that action the company uses artificial intelligence and human investigators to flag up automated accounts. you know only deal with the face of social issues aimed at finding conflict and upset. one page called resisters created an event a counter protest to unite the right rally a white nationalist gathering in washington d.c. in august it was found to be a fake group and the page was disabled and the event deleted it says it can't definitively tie this is spending accounts to russia but suggests it was possibly involved american intelligence agencies have been warning for months russia's efforts to undermine american democracy are active under threat to november's
elections at a cyber security summit in new york the homeland security secretary said the country is facing what she called a hard a can of threats let me also again take this opportunity to issue a warning as i have in other forums in speeches to any foreign power that would consider meddling in our networks or in the affairs of our democracy the united states will no longer tolerate or accept your interference you will be exposed and you will pay a high price facebook has been heavily criticized for not doing enough to stop outside interference in the twenty six thousand election it's determined that won't happen again and it says it continues to work with the f.b.i. to identify threats and remove them from its platforms. al-jazeera washington. in afraid as chief technology correspondent at axelsson she says whoever is behind a fake accounts is trying to sow further discord in the united states and there's
no reason to think it's stopping here you know we've heard a lot of intelligence that there's a sustained credible campaign being targeted at the midterms so i would be surprised if this is the last of it to be honest i think this is what they were able to identify now and i think also just when you look at what was attacked this wasn't pro one candidate or another necessarily this is just sewing the seeds of discontent and to the degree that that's the target that's the way that they're doing it that would require a much broader campaign these pages were generally about counter protests to the right so you have some people in the republican party saying look at the left so clearly russians or whoever is trying to aid the left i think that's a simplistic view i think the main goal here is to sow discontent so that could really be to benefit anyone who benefits from the destabilization of the u.s. that benefits from more divisiveness and political infighting so i think that's a much harder thing to pin but certainly you know it makes sense given what we know
about the people that are looking to interfere with the u.s. elections a passenger plane has crashed in northern mexico shortly after takeoff all one hundred three people on board the brazilian built jet survived but most of them sustained injuries and were taken to hospital the plane belonged to the national carrier air mexico and was on a domestic flight from durango to mexico says hey the governor of durango says the plane was hit by a gust of wind as it left the runway john heilemann has more from mexico city. it really was the great escape for those on board the plane in mexico that crashed just daft that it had taken off when you see the pictures of the plane crash but we flames coming out of it really is incredible that no one died on impact the plane was heading from durango a city in the north of the country to the capital made scary city and there around one hundred people on board now some of those after the crash were reportedly able
to walk to the nearest motorway to ask for help and been since then turned up and took people to nearby hospitals some of them suffering from burns others from other injuries now there's going to be and there's already starting to be investigations about exactly what happened what we do know so far is that the plane was trying to take off in quite bad weather but coupled with that is a sensation in mexico of relief over something that could have been a lot worse. zimbabwe's president. and his main rival nelson chamisa both say they're confident of victory after monday's election but observers say it could be a tight race it was the first poll says robert mugabe was forced from office has more from harare. the wait to find out who has won zimbabwe's presidential
election could be a long one parliamentary. but the presidential will only be announced when all results from the more than ten thousand polling stations have been tallied for now also bobbies can do is look at the individual results posted outside a specific polling station the final official result will only be announced in the coming days the. choice will be to. some. of the. opposition supporters say they are worried about vote fixing and insist they are ready to defend a vote that was to say they are not going to accept a president that was there. this week as far as. they can.
and still went. to his supporters who say they have already tally to votes the main opposition leader nelson has won. i want to turn yourself. in the letter of. the word. there. was one what was written in the first week. but. the official results can only be announced by the electoral commission we have marked it. for a period of. civic organizations individuals and other interested groups. are pretty clear that they will announce results. or the progresses of the last ladies and gentlemen sure no one wants to provoke the ruffled.
so into you. with both the rulings on a party and the main opposition to see alliance confident of victory the stakes are high there can be only one winner and should all be a window be a loser. but zimbabwe as a country will be that will roll you know if everybody please their party well whoever wins must be magnanimous in victory and whoever loses must be gracious in defeat. in african elections often the stakes are very high and nobody has a backup plan for losing diplomats and observer groups say the race with so a turnout of seventy five percent is too close to call. allergies in. south africa's president says the running african national congress will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white farmers without compensation so around a poser says the a.n.c. will try to amend the constitution with the support of the left wing economic freedom fighters the issue of land ownership is one of the most contentious in
south africa some pointing to neighboring zimbabwe's economic collapse often land reform the. intention of this proposed amendment is to promote redress advance economic development increase our culture of production and food security it will also transform the unjust special realities in urban areas to accelerate agrarian reform. the sea has further directed government to urgently initiate farmer support programs in depressed areas before the first rains this year this should include supporting farmers with two tractors fertilizers c extension services finance and access to key infrastructure. has found principal of
j m r markets africa he says this is a political ploy ahead of next year's election. this year is a significant move and certainly the political context is general elections that are that are scheduled to be held in twenty nineteen the economy has underperformed and not met popular expectations since several months from a post was appointed president in february twenty eight hundred succeeding jacob zuma and so this expropriation without compensation is certainly a political ploy to ensure that the ruling african national congress has sufficient electoral support going into those crucial elections next year the political pressure and the support within the ruling alliance the ruling african national congress and its support of parties has really escalated over the recent weeks and months to ensure or to press forward with the expropriation without compensation of not only government owned land now only private own land but the white owned land
in south africa and you heard the statements by president ramaphosa these are identical statements that the government of zimbabwe enacted to ensure that they won their political base over that very difficult and challenging outcome economic conditions that that country faced and so while the elections are still more than six months away the pressure is on the run in the post administration and the and the economic african national congress to ensure that these policy pronouncements are in acted sooner rather than later that has held out to sara i doubt have is about to shake up the political scene in the democratic republic of congo just ahead of crucial elections. and a new factor has been added to the gun control debate in the u.s. trying to firearms.
hello there still some flooding on the ground in world two states on the east of the u.s. and to be honest there's a flood risk increase in the next couple days this is a warm feed moist air temperatures something around the thirty mark plenty of potential for a big rain storms here or even hail but i think flooding is a more likely event and that goes back to the great lakes beyond that his warm sunny weather the most part we seen were two big showers certainly with the southwest monsoon running into arizona you're going to get something out there but nothing in california is still hot and dry with no significant wind introduced by the bigger picture there south of the u.s. we've seen the last few days big shots being produced in cuba occasionally jamaica or more especially yucatan sheets of significant hail showers in mexico recently
and i think about see some mormon certainly in the forecast until the same is true all the dance troupe panama significant rainfall in here and in colombia it's not a big surprise this time of the and it is easily repeatable in the next day or so showers also seem likely to fall over through bolivia possibly reaching the pass much of the rest east and south is dry only eleven degrees in buenos aires rain has left rio but might just return. struggles. with. pleasure. and intimate look at life in cuba today. may hang.
on al-jazeera. again you're watching al-jazeera has a reminder of our top stories this hour facebook says it's found evidence of attempts to influence the upcoming u.s. midterm elections it says it's from the thirty two fake accounts that were being used to sway the outcome of the polls in november. a passenger plane has crashed in northern mexico shortly after takeoff or one hundred three people on board the brazilian built on bria jet survived but most of them sustained injuries and were taken to hospital plane belong to the national carrier aero mexico and was on
a domestic flight from durango to mexico city. south africa's president says the ruling african national congress will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white farmers without compensation so around opposes says the a.n.c. will try to amend the constitution with the support of the left wing economic freedom fighters. after spending more than a decade in prison at the hague congolese opposition leader. is expected to arrive back in the democratic republic of congo on wednesday morning the has declared he wants to run for president and move dramatically. shaken up congolese politics ahead of a long delayed election i reports from the capital kinshasa. was john pierre bemba's supporters all free to welcome people it's been ten long years they say and now it's time for him to take back his rightful place in the country's political scene. we are very happy many people see the hate for all of us i have
confidence in him because he's. bambery ties to the democratic republic of congo intense political times president joseph kabila has delayed a crucial election for two years kristen certainty and protests in which dozens have been killed by security forces many congolese say they feel oppressed corruption is high and the government is increasingly isolated by the international community members supporters believe that only he can change the box tight surely. you don't know congolese need. ten years in prison for nothing and he is still in the acts of the people. was supported by his rebel group time opposition party many analysts believes that still presents a formidable challenge to the ruling party they were fans of ring was bamberger's moment for the liberation of the congo political party headquarters east of what
does that mean you believe that it is a change of action on the back yourself in the coming days really to a little document to the left of commission congolese law states that any kind it has to be in the country for at least one year to contest an election the fact that the has been away for ten and still has a pending witness tampering case that the international criminal court could walk against his eligibility themba told out to sarah that he hopes it does not come to that are you surprised that the government in place say that i'm not. surprised. i think that. the people in the. government the right people are able to talk about it. it's still unclear if president kabila plans to run for a third term despite being barred by the constitution so many congolese are anxious to see who the ruling party's nomination will be and whether hopefuls like bemba
will be allowed to contest the december election catherine saw al jazeera. tack on a government building has killed at least fifteen people and injured fourteen others in the east of afghanistan two gunmen set off explosions and stormed the office for refugees in the city of jalalabad security forces fought for six hours to end the siege and a separate incident a bus had a very sad bomb in the west of the country killing eleven passengers charlotte dallas reports from kabul. jalalabad one of afghanistan's biggest cities and an openness or a storm is made to the department of refugee affairs for a conference on how to help displaced afghans they were targeted. explosions hit the compounds exterior allowing to government to get past the roofs of others have a hold of them again as i was sitting in my medical store when gunman entered the refugee department right after that they started shooting and one of them blew
himself up at the gate i saw two injured people come out of the building for several hours sporadic gunfire was heard across the neighborhood smoke billowing from the building as afghan special forces hunted the remaining gunman the building is next door to the city's main hospital ten people were treated with critical injuries. it's also just one hundred meters from the midwife training center that was attacked in the same way on saturday three staff members were killed and sixty seven trapped inside for hours. in the last three months there have been thirty attacks against civilians in this province that have killed one hundred sixty people and wounded really five hundred attacks in afghanistan exchange. when it daybreak in western far province killed a live in passengers of a bus and who doesn't drive over a roadside bomb on the main highway towards kabul. i was taking
one of my relatives daughters to the treatment of me our bus was hit by a roadside bomb or highway i don't know what happened to the girl all wish is now the government is blaming the taliban for the bus bombing but in the province the taliban has denied any involvement leaving isis as the primary suspects the area is a stronghold for both groups they are becoming more active with more complex attacks and increasingly it's civilians who are being killed or injured. out as they are. the syrian army is continuing its onslaught on rebel held its lead province activists are reporting shelling on just south of city and a neighborhood province it is the only significant territory still held by the rebels president bashar assad has said retaking the province is his top priority the u.n. special envoy to syria says he wants agreements from iran russia and turkey on the formation of a body for drafting a new syrian constitution staffan de mistura says he hopes to finalize the plan in
september he made the comments as the latest round of peace talks wrapped up in the russian city of such. parties vowed to work towards the resettlement of refugees as well as a pilot project for president swaps between the government and opposition here as president has held a make america great again campaign rally in tampa florida he spoke about the economy for relations and gave his backing to republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections and gallagher was there. when he took to the stage in tampa the crowd gave president trump the kind of welcome he's grown used to with his make america great again rallies as expected the president highlighted his supremes court nominations immigration and the u.s. economy the hispanic unemployment rate is at the lowest level in history years than it was the eighty's your unemployment rate
has reached the lowest level in history the old sorry about this women but the unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in only sixty five years it will be is the only president speech was wide ranging but it was a focus on florida's primaries and the november midterm elections trumps favored candidate for the state's next governor on the scientists was welcomed on stage with a glowing endorsement florida's the most important swing state in the u.s. and the president urged his supporters to back to santas and go to the polls for the final midterms in november we will never give up we will never give in we were nerver back down. and we will never ever surrender. because we are america and our hearts bleed red white and blue.
trumps approval rating among republicans here is around ninety percent of his rallies remain popular among his base well he definitely motivate you the ground fire and it's just an uplifting experience to me it's nice to see somebody that enthusiastic. that dedicated to the country it's something that i don't think we've seen in the past so i always enjoyed immensely and whenever i can i just really believe in what he's doing for the average american and i feel like we're finally moving forward and we're just not stagnant. the president spoke for a little over an hour expected scenes like these will be repeated in the coming months according to the white house the president plans to make these rallies an even bigger part of the show july going forward president knows the big teams a crucial and the mystery space is simple get out the vote and if you're looking at temperatures over the. firefighters in the u.s.
state of california say they've saved a populated area from wildfires the sweeping across the north of the state if i was diverted from the city of late of clear lake into the national forest at least six people have died and seven more still missing since the fires broke out more than a week ago and destroyed more than eight hundred homes and displaced thousands of families campbell is under has more from reading in northern california. the fires are still raging across northern california but the cleanup here in redding is going to take months maybe even years in some cases this is just what's left of one home here this was the garage and you can see inside some of the remains are what's left of it you see there well looks like a clothes dryer a water tank and that's really the only thing that you really recognize that. everything else has just been reduced to ash and twisted metal just to see how hot this fire was this is the car that was in the front driveway and the back of it
just simply melted away that's one thing firefighters continue to tell us that these fires are particularly deadly and destructive because they're burning so hot and so fast in some ways they were calling them a fire tornado that roared through here but look at this just down the street in this neighborhood you see green trees normal houses they were completely unaffected that just shows you the nature of how unpredictable this fire was as well but unfortunately most people here are not that lucky that their homes are no longer standing look at this one here the remains of what is someone else's house here as well and again this is a story not so much about the homes that have been destroyed but it's the people's lives their livelihoods their memories their personal belongings all in these homes
all that are now gone u.s. josh has blocks a company from releasing the blueprints of three d. printed guns eight u.s. states have filed a lawsuit against the trunk of ministration after at least a settlement with texas based defense distributed to publish the printing files online that president trump appeared to oppose this in a tweet on cheese day brunell's reports this is the computer generated weapon that's causing the uproar a crude single shot plastic pistol the united states of america will be the biggest exporter of terror. if we fail to stop the gun specifications for the gun were developed by cody wilson a self-styled anarchist as long as you have the right to keep and bear arms you have the right to make them in june the trumpet ministration abruptly gave up on a years long legal battle to prevent him from putting the gun plans on line
wilson's diagrams allow a variety of firearms models to be made by anyone including convicted criminals mentally disturbed people or children this means that more people who are dangerous will have guns and they will hurt more people with them in three d. printer technology machines extrude minuscule layers of plastic or resin that gradually build up three dimensional objects using patterns we asked professional three d. printer peterman adi to make one for us. consumer printers are available for as low as three hundred dollars so anybody that has three hundred dollars can essentially print one the designs have already appeared online and have been downloaded thousands of times three d. printed guns have no serial numbers so they're untraceable they don't require permits or background checks so anybody can have one and because they're plastic they can go through any metal detector law enforcement officials are opposed and president donald trump questioned the action of his own administration tweeting
that the idea of three d. printed guns quote doesn't seem to make much sense but the guns may be less dangerous to the public then to the person wielding them in tests by the government firearms oversight agency three d. printed guns often exploded when fired they are not as strong or precisely machined as metal guns it could explode on you you could lose a finger you could use a hand. it could catch fire there is so many things that can go wrong which is why printing it is one thing using it is an entirely separate thing democratic lawmakers are calling on trump to overturn his administration's decision and are introducing legislation to ban the weapons but in a last minute decision a federal judge granted a temporary injunction blocking wilson from distributing his blueprints online the ruling came after nine states and the district of columbia brought the matter to
court the legal fight will continue robert oulds al jazeera los angeles. you know nations is calling on saudi arabia to release all peaceful activists including women who campaigned to end the world's longest female driving ban the lifting of the ban in june was hailed as a major step forward for women's rights in the conservative kingdom and a number of women who had called for the change have since been arrested. plenty more can be found on our website as the address on your screens al-jazeera called. it with al-jazeera these are our top stories facebook says it's found evidence of attempts to influence the upcoming u.s. midterm elections it says it's removed thirty two fake accounts that were being used to sway the outcome of the polls in november a passenger plane has crashed in northern mexico shortly after takeoff or one
hundred three people on board the brazilian built on jet survived but most of them sustained injuries and were taken to hospital the plane belonged to the national carrier aero mexico and was on a domestic flight from durango to mexico city the governor of durango says the plane was hit by a gust of wind as it left the runway. so that because president says the ruling african national congress will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white farmers without compensation so around oppose a says the a.n.c. will try to amend the constitution with the support of the left wing economic freedom fighters u.s. president donald trump has held one of his make america great again rallies in tampa florida he's campaigning for publicans head of the upcoming midterm elections he also spoke about the trade war with china we've taken the toughest ever actions in response to join his abusive. and we're doing very well with china
very well and i have a lot of respect for china and i have tremendous respect for president xi of john. but this has been too many years of abuse five hundred billion dollars a year five hundred billion we've helped rebuild china we can't do that. phi phi says in the u.s. state of california say they've saved a populated area from wildfires that is sweeping across the north of the state the file was diverted from the city of clear lake into the national forest at least six people have died and seven more are still missing since the fires broke out more than a week ago and destroyed more than eight hundred homes and displace thousands of families. who are now up to date with the headlines and back with more news on al jazeera that's after my cuba china is keen to win friends and influence you need oil rich middle east peace is part of the wrong turn plan of china to secure its