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al jazeera where ever you. are. the charges are piling up against malays he is former prime minister now accused of transferring millions to his own personal bank accounts. i don't welcome my name's peter w. watching to see or a lie from headquarters here in doha also coming up not enough hands to go around rescuers in indonesia say they don't have the equipment to speed up their search for quake survivors. china prepares to strike back as the u.s. finalizes long list of new tariffs on chinese imports. and the utter destruction
caused by the wildfires sweeping through california. money laundering charges have been laid against malaysia's former prime minister as the investigation into the disappearance of billions from a state investment fund intensifies nudgee braszczok was back in court early on wetten state where the three new counts were added he's accused of depositing ten point five million of state funds into his personal account and the charges have been laid under the anti money laundering and terrorism financing act was already accused of an abuse of power and a criminal breach of trust for charges which could result in a twenty year prison sentence investigators from the us switzerland and singapore are also looking into the disappearance of four point five billion dollars from one m. d. b. that's the state fund now. set up in two thousand and nine the sixty four year old
was surrounded by aides as he was taken to the high court in the capital kuala lumpur he pleaded not guilty to all the charges he was granted bail of two hundred fifty thousand dollars malaysia's anti corruption agency launched an investigation into the one the n.d.p. state fund often achieves defeat in the elections in may his trial date will be decided on friday florence louis has more now from the capital. not to present has been charged with three additional charges of receiving proceeds from illegal activities under an anti money laundering antiterrorism financing act now this is in addition to charges for criminal breach of trust and abuse of power all in relation to him allegedly having received ten in the hof million dollars into his personal bank account between the months of december two thousand and fourteen and february two thousand and fifteen from a company called s r c international a former unit of the state investment fund one m d b that not just had set up when
he was prime minister of malaysia and his associates also alleged to have stolen a misappropriated four and a half billion dollars from this state investment fund and the new administration of malaysia that took power following a general election in may has moved very swiftly to uncover that's corruption scandal that's one m d b it's not only brought an action against. it's also done an audit on one m d b it's trying to recover assets that they believe were bought with money stolen from one end. rescuers in indonesia say they're in need of better equipment as they continue the slow search for survivors from sunday's quake on the island of lombok at least one hundred thirty one people are confirmed dead and hundreds more were injured however teams are struggling to get to some of the worst affected areas in time villages of collapse leaving more than eighty thousand people homeless step vasant is in the remote village of battle lines. the death
toll have actually been adjusted to one hundred thirty one by now which is thirty more bodies have been recovered since yesterday which means that this happened whitman is only digging up the bodies so far there's no more signs that anyone is like alive under the rubble they have been no more voices heard although a few days before this this major recovery operation started there were still voices were told unfortunately also rescue workers have been complaining this have the equipment came in far too late and in the meantime of course we're talking about a third day after this orthe quake people are getting more and more hungry and thirsty aid is still yet has yet to arrive here especially in this remote area here in west lawn book right now most of the focus of this operation aid operation is on the north side of this is the west which is also have really affected lots of people have come down from the hill to their villages are destroyed we've just gone up there nobody has arrived there nobody knows what's going on there
a few boxes have been donated to this village is here but they're still waiting for some substantial aid and i have to say people here are very self reliant if you can see behind me they actually built all these times they've build them themselves with their own hands and they bought some material too to make these stands very improvised stands because. as you can see you can actually not really hide from the rain in those kind of tents it's very very improvised but for now this is what these people have got. pakistan's opposition groups together in the capital in protest alleged vote rigging during the election that brought in one column to power his top priority was to clear the clear winner two weeks ago. in islam about how credible all these claims of vote rigging. well the eleven bargee opposition airlines as saying that the elections were
heavily rager although the election commission of pakistan says that days were fair and free elections the opposition alliance has also announced a day of protests they have blocked certain highway leading from the high book to inquire province to words send and upon jobs and also of blocking a man argyria lie where from quite to the of one border saw the opposition of god coming out on the road burning tires disrupting the traffic behind me you can see some activity this is the election commission of pakistan where all the legislators who took part in the election and had party take a thread of the last election or won the election are all going to congregate in front of the election commission for a protest because they have said that this will be a peaceful protest and they have called for the resignation of the election
commissioner could this damage imran com well at the moment imran khan is in a strong correlation it is unlikely to have an effect on his government however there are some complications because some of the election results have been rigged . there's a recount going on there by the emraan sparge years gone further and that they have the numbers they have got the independents on their side and it is expected that he really be taking all this one here to prove they are the leader of the house the opposition of god is also going to field a candidate for the leader of the house and it's going to be a tough fight inside parliament the opposition also saying that they will continue this protest both inside and outside parliament come out thanks very much. turkey's announced it will keep buying natural gas from iran despite the new sanctions push from the united states it has
a supply contract until twenty twenty six on the energy minister says they'll be sticking to it the u.k. is calling for talks between the u.s. and all trading partners about those sanctions the u.s. president on a trump says anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the u.s. patty call heinous more. the u.s. plan when it comes to iran hurt the economy hurt the people forced the government to agree to change much of its foreign policy the policy is not regime change but we definitely want to put maximum pressure on the government and it's not just to come back to discuss fixing a deal that's basically not fixable dealing with the nuclear weapons aspect we want to see a much broader retreat by iran from their support for international terrorism their belligerent military activity in the middle east and their ballistic missile nuclear related programs all things around is unlikely to agree to still as the partners in the nuclear deal are urging dialogue we really just encourage united
states to start talking. in order to be able to find a route forward the european union is trying to protect its companies taking the unusual step of issuing a blocking statement that says european companies should ignore u.s. sanctions but still car companies drug manufacturers and many other big names are leaving iran the reason if a company does business in the united states and then chooses to do business in iran well the u.s. government can basically cut them out of the u.s. market that is a much more important economic one government officials here say they will be watching closely and they plan to aggressively enforce the sanctions that have been put in place. still the u.s. is going this alone unlike last time the other major economies like china are vowing to continue to do business with iran and even though they technically will not be able to use the u.s. dollar the world's currency former state department official jared blank says they
will find a way to work around that and that will hurt the u.s. in the long term the world's banking system is like a sewer and all of the plumbing runs to new york there's new laws of physics there's new laws that says that has to be true it's just the way things have developed since world war two right now. now you've got the e.u. which is their economy is as large as ours you've got china growing to the point that they will soon be larger than us and if we abuse the power that we get from that central role if we could preciously apply sanctions without making into account the national security concerns of our closest allies and partners we're going to lose that position. the trust of ministration is betting the power of the u.s. dollar is key to all economic growth all around the world around hoping that by the u.s. going it alone that will no longer be the case al-jazeera washington. the u.s. government has announced the final list of chinese products to be hit by new tariffs will take effect in fifteen days twenty five percent tariff will be applied
to electronics chemicals and railway equipment donald trump has already placed tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of chinese goods in a growing trade war china says it will match washington's moves and when brown has more now from beijing. china was expecting this because trump has been advertising it for so long i think china is trying to insulate itself as best it can it's doing that by focusing much more on the idea of becoming eventually self-sufficient you know just a few days ago for instance i was up in the northeast of the country which is soybean country and soybean farmers there are actually delighted that president trump has started a trade war with china because this is an industry that had been suffering in the past because of cheap imports of u.s. soybeans now china is govern destroying a lifeline to this industry and it's building up the industry because china feels vulnerable at the moment it realizes that if this trade war intensifies it will
become vulnerable not just in the area of agricultural but also in the area of high tech and innovation so it's doing what it can in the short term to protect itself and china's doing actually what it always does at economically difficult times it's simply pumping more money into the system and for the moment china has plenty of money to pump into the system plenty more headlining story still to come here on al-jazeera including these ones of our from bangladesh a minister over alleged attacks on journalists covering student protests. i'm joined now in georgia that's the breakaway region of south of setia over there ten years after its war with russia this is a country still in the grip of a frozen conflict. from the waves of the sales. to the contours of the east.
hello there it's still incredibly hot for many of us across europe so for the polar bears in the zoo it's been a swim and i spoke to try and cool down we have thing quite a few thunderstorms as well this is the latest batch working its way up from the peyronie's there off across parts of france and towards scandinavia this has been giving some very heavy downpours lots of thunder and lightning as well and then behind it you can just about make out this is the line here doesn't look too impressive but that's the line of the fresh air so is that one sweeps its way southwards it is cooler behind it so for london would only get to twenty three degrees during the day today we're still warm in paris twenty seven but the changes coming here as well by the time we get to a maximum will only be twenty two thursday we'll have a bit of a change for many of us though as well as turning cooler it's also going to be pretty wet and windy as this area of low pressure begins to develop so it will give us some heavy rain strong winds as well so all changing in the west now it is
turning fresh for the east impulse though still staying hot for many of us here warsaw stood up at around thirty one degrees for the other side of the mediterranean you can see we've had a few showers here over parts of northern africa tunisia has quite a few of those the easing now though and it's just going to be hot again on thursday the way sponsored by qatar. is that you abducted and forced into sexual slavery by the japanese imperial army. the so-called comfort women of the second world. decades of last but the trauma lives on. with me on is the story of the women who campaigned with one wavering result for an official apology this morning chapter in history. the apology on al-jazeera.
welcome back al jazeera live from doha these are your headlines lazio's former prime minister najib razak has the night three new charges of money laundering he's accused of stealing billions of dollars from a state investment fund which he set up in two thousand and nine he has already been charged with abuse of power and a criminal breach of trust rescuers in indonesia say they're in need of better equipment as they continue the slow search for survivors from sunday's earthquake on the island of lombok the death toll has now risen to one hundred thirty one more than one hundred fifty thousand people have been displaced rescuers say the chances of pulling more survivors from the rubble are low. government has announced the final list of chinese made products to be hit by sixteen billion dollars worth of
new tariffs they'll take effect in fifteen days time a twenty five percent tariff will be applied to items ranging from electronics to chemicals and railway equipment on has already placed tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of chinese goods. bangladeshi information minister has told al jazeera that any policeman who assaults journalists will be prosecuted but follows allegations that the photo journalist shuttle was tortured after being arrested he was taken in hours after an interview with al-jazeera on sunday human rights watch wants the government to investigate reports that he was beaten in jail alan was covering demonstrations by students demanding tougher traffic laws talking to this channel the information minister has confirmed shuttle was detained but he says he has no information about him being beaten whilst in custody. he has been picked up by the police is a fact and that story here but. the other parties that he has been
taken to the hospital about i don't think so he has been beaten up in the custody but our law says that if he is beaten in the custody the sponsor will police officer will be prosecuted we don't support any such actions in custody do you believe in a free press because looking at the tapes this man was doing nothing wrong he was standing at a distance he was photographing the teenage protesters that was the only thing he was doing is the place in bangladesh he totally free but as you know the journalists profesional has learned is that there's a class going on in the particular area or in the ne plus place of the word sometimes the ear protesters. or what they have for or against whatever it is sometimes is done a little became eyes but is not part of the government plan the police cannot be to donnelly's because we have a clear instruction that the journalists should walk independently even for their
professional independence so beating up a donnelly's is condemned by the government i personally years thought it issued a statement going to being the beating up of the journalist and i wrote it is official letter to the home minister the security minister to bring those persons responsible for the beating of the journalist to court and the justice. so the citizens receiving medical care in canada are being ordered to leave by their government will be sent elsewhere for treatment this is the latest development in a growing diplomatic spats more than fifteen thousand saudi students in canada have also been told to go home that could be difficult because the saudi national carrier is canceling flights between jeddah and toronto it's unclear how the dispute will affect existing trade worth four billion dollars canada mainly imports oil from saudi arabia with cars and defense equipment going the other way there are also questions over a thirteen billion dollar contract to supply the saudis with nine hundred armored
vehicles kristen salumi has more. canada is a country that prides itself on promoting human rights at home and overseas now one country is determined to pay a steep price for that principle saudi arabia is suspending direct flights to canada demanding fifteen thousand saudi students and their families in the country leave and it's killing off the hopes of future trade deals it's all for speaking out on twitter against saudi arabia's arrest of two women's rights activists on unspecified charges one samara dowie is the sister of raif but dowie another imprisoned activists whose wife is now a canadian citizen i think saudi arabia has very aggressive reaction demonstrates how sensitive they are to this kind of criticism how much it matters to them and so this really should be viewed by other governments as an important opening an opportunity to build up pressure but if canada was expecting the european union or
the united states to come to its defense we have discussed it with the government of saudi arabia and it's up for saudi arabia and the canadians to work this matter out what it got from the saudi trading partners was lukewarm backing at best the dispute has given the government of prime minister justin trudeau a boost at home over support for women's rights but critics say canada has little to gain by putting the saudis on the defensive the big question is what is done in a thoughtful and effective way would it have been more productive to have you quiet diplomacy rather than a form of public shaming and was cam of the prepared for the fallout trade between the two countries amounts to about four billion dollars a year much of it coming from the sale of canadian armored vehicles canada hasn't backed down from its position but now reportedly is talking to allies with influence for how and pursuing quiet diplomacy after such an explosive spat presence of me al-jazeera rando wildfires in the u.s.
state of california are expected to burn until at least the end of this month more than ten thousand far. faisel working to extinguish the flames which have destroyed homes lives and forced evacuations across the state rep reynolds with the latest from los angeles. where. breaking a record set only a few months ago the mendocino complex fire has become the largest wildfire in california history the blaze has devoured more than one thousand seven hundred square kilometers about the size of the entire city of los angeles more than eleven thousand structures are under threat of burning and new evacuations have been ordered in some areas we re firefighters are battling more than twenty active fires around the state more than fourteen thousand firefighters have been deployed some travelling from as far as australia and new zealand a european space agency astronaut captured these photos of the fire from the
international space station in orbit the deadly spate of wildfires began two weeks ago with the blades in northern california near reading that fast moving conflagration claimed seven lines and is still burning after consuming one thousand homes the latest hot spot flared up in orange county south of los angeles sending up a towering smoke cloud and forcing evacuations from his vacation home on a golf course in new jersey president donald trump weighed in on the fires instead of expressing sympathy he mocked california for unspecified water policies that allowed water to flow into the pacific ocean a policy he called foolish trumps twitter comment puzzled california fire officials the state's reservoirs are near historically high levels and officials say lack of water has not been hindering firefighting efforts in any way what does seem clear
is that a warming climate is playing a role in fire. breaking out sooner growing larger and burning hotter months of exceptionally dry weather combined with high winds and temperatures reaching about forty degrees celsius have created conditions firefighters say they have never before experienced of the five largest fires in california state history four have occurred since just two thousand and twelve rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles now even duke a has been sworn in as the new president in colombia he is the youngest lead to be elected to the forty two year old form a sentence on the presidential runoff in june with fifty four percent he's promised to revise the twenty sixteen peace accord with the fog rebels and the production of cocaine. is in bogota. even duke air the country's new president fully aware of this long list of challenges not least of which is the
issue of cocaine production which has reached a new high a record high here in colombia this is the. problem in the country really started skyrocketing about three years ago around the same time as the signing of the peace agreement between the colombian government and the revolutionary armed forces of colombia where the fart and what happened after this was in that vacuum left by the park in the territories that they controlled new armed groups groups associated with the fark is dissidents there are new armed groups opposed to the government have been fighting over control of these territories and that's sort of given rise to this illicit illicit crop production that hasn't been seen in at least ten years here in colombia apart from that there's also the question of venezuela something very complicated for colombia venezuela is there but as well refugees that are there flooding into colombia as many as a thousand individuals coming into the country almost on a near on a near daily basis and there's also the question of diplomatic ties with venezuela
we know that has not appointed an ambassador to venezuela signaling that that relationship with the between the two countries is practically nonexistent but there's also you know these are all front and center issues for the new president but it will be presiding over such a politically divided country that may just be his biggest challenge georgia is accusing russia of aggression and occupation ten years on from the war. there will be an anti moscow protests in the capital to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the sixty conflict back in two thousand and eight the uses russia's continued military presence in the breakaway region violates international law russia has warned there could be another war if georgia joins nato several hundred people were killed in the conflict and thousands of ethnic georgians were displaced journal reports now from georgia's boundary with south ossetia. it was a war that lasted only six days but which had a profound effect on
a country and a region on the edge of europe. i gave them. ten years on buildings have been repaired but the pain of loss is still felt that. it had so much she was my only child. so life is very hard to miss out. the bombing by russia of an apartment complex in the georgian town of gori claimed fourteen lives among them. only daughter forty three year old meier newspaper reports show her watching over her daughter's body in the rubble. nothing was achieved they just abused us. and make their whole our enemy. a war that destroyed families and divided communities was driven she says not by people but by
politics the impulsive georgian president mikheil saakashvili who thought nato would support him in a war with russia russia meanwhile calculating correctly that it would not in the end there was little nato appetite for war with russia over georgia the breakaway regions of south of setia and of were lost along with villages like tiny a bravery over here behind a barbed wire fence in a peace deal that was never fully on and. point five of the six point agreement says that the russia to withdraw its troops for the precisions they held prior to the outbreak of hostilities and that has never happened russia has maintained a very seasonal and military presence in the breakaways around four thousand five hundred probably many neat. and big permanent bases. now the european union monitors a fragile peace along the front here some call a border others an occupation mine. russian military and observation posts
a peek out from territory that was once georgian now south of setian a self declared independent republic recognized only by russia and a few others lives were lost here too under a hail of georgian missiles former fellow countryman who seem unlikely ever to unite jonah al-jazeera on the georgian boundary with south or setter. thousands of actors comedians dancers and musicians are flock to edinburgh for the annual performing arts festival that anyone can perform at the three week celebration in the scottish capital the barca met one group drawing the crowds. as one of the biggest festivals of its kind anywhere in the world bringing together thousands of performers and performances in hundreds of very unique locations from dozens of countries where the stars of the future shoulders with today's stars it's also a place to come and experiment just what this is all about it's called the piano
drome and it's made from dozens of up cycle pianos some of them beautifully and here it's been turned into a one hundred seater auditorium deconstructing our ideas of what the theater is and what it can be or this is my he's one of the brains behind it when people think theater they think four walls they think velvet seats they possibly even think popcorn during the intermission but what we have here is something completely new completely different is that what this festival was all about the evolution of theater you think yeah i mean what is really exciting for us is breaking down the the long standing barrier between the audience and the performer we'd like people to feel inspired to play for themselves and to really believe in themselves as a bit performer a bit of audience a bit of everything you know we were kind of challenging this notion that there should be some people who are the genius amazing people who everyone else should
watch you know it's more about everyone being a part of a creative process that we can all you know joyfully share with each other i think these around applause and over to you. elegant get it over here and these are your headlines from al-jazeera lacey's former prime min. three new charges of money laundering he's accused of stealing billions of dollars from a state's investment fund which he set up in two thousand and nine already been charged with abuse of power and a criminal breach of trust to zeros florence louis is in kuala lumpur. the fact that he allegedly had deposited into his personal bank account ten and a half million dollars between the months of december two thousand and fourteen and february two thousand and fifteen now for this action as well he's already facing
charges of criminal breach of trust and abuse of power now and this money allegedly came from a company a state company that was under the control of the finance ministry and at that time nudge it was not only prime minister but also finance minister of the company. rescuers in indonesia say they are in need of better equipment as they continue the slow search for survivors from sunday's earthquake on the island of lombok the death toll has risen to one hundred thirty one more than one hundred fifty thousand people have been displaced rescuers say the chances of pulling more survivors from the rubble are low the u.s. government has announced the final list of chinese made products to be hit by sixteen billion dollars worth of new tariffs will take effect in fifteen days time a twenty five percent tariff will be applied to items from electronics to chemicals and railway equipment donald trump has already placed tariffs on thirty four billion dollars worth of chinese goods. turkey's announced it will keep buying natural gas from iran despite the new sanctions push from the u.s.
it has a supply contract until twenty twenty six and the energy minister says they'll be sticking to it the u.k. is calling for talks between the u.s. and all trading partners over the sanctions president trump says anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the u.s. . the bangladeshi information minister has told al jazeera that any policeman who assaults journalists will be prosecuted follows allegations that the photo journalist was tortured after being arrested was taken in hours after an interview with al-jazeera on sunday human rights watch wants the government to investigate reports that he was beaten in jail and was covering protests by students demanding tougher traffic rules. those are your headlines up next it's the stream i'm back in about thirty minutes see them. every weekly news cycle brings a series of breaking story but it was in the truck didn't happen on the boy told through the eyes of the world journalists images.
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