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to sixty five and for women from fifty five to sixty three but putin now says the age for women is being scaled down to sixty the reforms cost outrage in a country where the life expectancy is just sixty six for men and seventy seven for women according to the world health organization the proposals pushed put in its own popularity ratings down from eighty percent to sixty seven its lowest level in more than four years rory chalons has more details from moscow. after months of avoiding russia's deeply unpopular pension reform proposals like it had nothing to do with him. has just stepped right into the middle of it this had been anticipated speculation had been that putin would play the kinds are watering down the proposals to make them more palatable and perhaps stopping his sliding poll figures at the moment is less popular than he has been since the annexation of crimea in two thousand and fourteen of course that's not how putin himself framed his
intervention he was. the main goal of this deal is to provide financial stability pension system for many years to come which means not only keeping the same pension rates but also increasing them for current and future pensioners two issues goals pension reform bill apart from the provisions and visitors a gradual raise in pension age currently women in russia retire at fifty five and minute sixty the plan had been to raise this to sixty three for women and sixty five for men the compromises that putin has offered are to lessen the increase in retirement age for women to just sixty years old men will stay the same at sixty five women with particularly big families will get to retire early and for the transition period for the five years prior to retirement they'll be.
tax breaks and extra benefits also employers that discriminate against russians because of their advancing age will face punishment will this take the sting out of the pension reform process movements but will have to wait and see in though says the time to act is now he insisted that perhaps the country hadn't been ready to do this before but now he says there is no room left to postpone it any longer. coming up this news hour from london tears for u.s. senator john mccain as he lies in state in arizona on what would have been his eighty second birthday. and fans queue to pay a little respect to the queen of soul aretha franklin. and then support south korea moved in sight of a title that will result in more than just an asian games gold medal for their players.
french fishermen have been accused of endangering the lives of british fishing crews after a violent confrontation over squalor in the waters of the english channel call it so the one of the most expensive shellfish making them a lucrative catch but french fishermen in the bay of send off the coast of normandy say the british are depleting their stock of bread and explains. the encounter began before dawn when the french fishing for tele confronted a handful of british sculler boats fishing perfectly legally in international waters first came the verbal insults. then as the french boats crowded the british and began hurling smoke bombs metal shackles and flag as the situation became progressively more violent an extraordinarily dangerous.
rocks from the us shackles less balls of all. eggs in nine it was that i had by for a night a shot bribes across the front of us to john fowler proper while the french navy was royal long saw it didn't intervene. so. i called the coast guard no answer from the coast guard. not very good but the french crews are unapologetic aggrieved because their government prevents them from fishing for scholarships until october the first while the british boats have no such restriction and i think good idea. we have courses we have restricted ours the british don't have anything like that they come they fill up and then they go home there you go but it's symptomatic of the simmering tension created by the imminent breck's it despite contributing less than north point five percent of the u.k.'s g.d.p. the fishing industry has become totemic in the brics it debates. repatriating the
fishing rights currently held by other e.u. fleets will be complex and face stone resistance but the british government insists bricks it will mean u.k. fisherman keeping a larger share of the fish caught in u.k. domestic water once we take. a united nations agreement. who don't know what that says. as much as they are a group too and it's only the us that can be made to pray to other members it's not just the you member states it's other nations to come in and through your french and british fisheries officials are urging calm and have agreed to talks to try to defuse the tension but this was just the end of one battle not the end of the war old brennan al-jazeera. aide workers in libya say thousands of migrants
have been abandoned in government run detention centers after guards fled fighting in the capital tripoli and migrants are mostly sub-saharan africans and include women and children have been left without food and water and fighting as escalated in tripoli's since the weekend as rival militias clash over territory and resources in the city we can now get more on this from use of sharif was an analyst based in tunis good to have you speak with us firstly can you just tell us what you know of the situation of those migrants in the detention center. this edition of the magazine d.b.'s have been problematic for several years now quit officially since last year and a deal was struck between several european countries chiefly believe and the militias that control several areas of peace may have made it possible for these militias to establish camps and the corn and the migrants there. are prisoners
actually there are thousands of migrants water and in these camps and and many of them are around to police that aren't there really not a single right to claim we're not a single protection and and this has been the case that most of the international community has except that as long as these migrants were not gross the mediterranean to europe but now when when the he's fighting erupted around in their own tripoli one of these camps i mean i'm sure it's not any kind of the only camp that is facing this issue but this game is now. without i mean the guards around the camp. fled or do it bit further and left the prisoners in that camp with very little very little food and water and so some of them were able to talk with the international community and i mean talk to the
media but but again this issue has been ongoing for several years now and what do you say we ask for now as we were saying there are you know there's fighting in the area the guards have fled the prisoners are at the prisoners the migrants are now be being treated as prisoners are now in these camps what do you know of the conditions there and i understand the conditions they were in before were pretty bad already so now without the guards or without any administration there what do you know about how they are living day day to. well this is actually unclear now and i don't think the counts does appear to believe because otherwise they many of them could have fled but i think. the guards down are not alone going to move outside of the reasons but actually they're get there as i say the situation there situation is very bad because they. weren't who but soon
since then and you know issue is when they're outside there is human trafficking they can be subject to human trafficking they can be subject also to resist. and so. they are afraid of going out of. the region and. being in stone. is what is happening now look towards their health care and. and and i'm sure this is ongoing it's never an. immediate very disturbing situation thank you very much you said sherry analyst based in tunis good to speak to you it's all refugees and migrants rescued by the italian coast guard ship that your t. had been met by crowds of protesters and supporters near rome and around one hundred migrants have been taken to a catholic church run reception center this is after a ten day standoff with the italian government who refused to allow them off
cro-magnon supporters and protesters greeted their buses with flags and signs migrants are mostly from eritrea were only allowed into the country after the catholic church are lent and albania agreed to take them in. more than fifty thousand people have been forced from their homes in central mia bar after part of a dam burst flooding towns and villages government officials say the swire trying dam broke due to monsoon rains that has a condom has more. a torrent of water from this war chong dam surged into villages in the bugaboo region on wednesday morning a major road was also flooded a bridge connecting me and mars two biggest cities gone and mandalay was damage thousands of villagers have been moved from their homes to emergency shelters in all sixty three thousand people are said to be affected convoys of military trucks
carrying boats are on their way to reach the stranded the dam collapsed after days of monsoon rain and weeks after heavy rain caused flash floods forcing one hundred fifty three thousand people from their homes natasha. people in the u.s. state of arizona are paying their respects to the republican senator john mccain the late politician is lying in state in phoenix on what would have been his eighty second birthday earlier family and politicians attended an emotional private ceremony at the capitol with the senator's flag draped and draped casket of former vietnam war hero died on saturday of brain cancer he was one of trump's fiercest critics and often publicly clashed with the president. well we cannot cross over to n.b.c.'s jay gray who is in phoenix to first start off by setting the scene there for us and giving us a sense of the atmosphere there. yeah really amazing in what is
a brutal heat here today do you know that so many people are in line and waiting to get in to pay their final respects to the line stretches around the capitol here and all age groups all ethnicities old backgrounds we've seen people in full military dress others with their small children here just to honor john mccain he was adopted by this state didn't grow up here but came to love it in they love him as well this is a special goodbye here in his adopted home state tomorrow there will be a memorial as well and then he'll make his final trip to washington and from there his body will lie in state in the rotunda of the u.s. capitol very special very exclusive honor only thirty people in the history of this company of have had that honor bestowed upon him is funeral will be at the national cathedral in washington and then he'll be buried on the grounds of the beloved u.s. naval academy in maryland so it's going to be a couple of days here of tributes and memorials across the country to remember
a man who many are calling a an american hero and dates a particularly emotional day for has family can you tell us what that been saying or how it hot and for them yeah. i haven't heard publicly from them but it has been very emotional for his family and the first time that we've seen them gathered together since his passing they were here for a brief ceremony that was private only the family and close friends and colleagues inside the state capitol here there were tears as you would expect his wife pausing briefly at the casket laying her cheek on the side of the flag that drapes that simple casket and all seven of his children walk by and touch the casket meghan mccain his daughter overcome with emotion sobbing openly openly as she passed the casket and often during the ceremony here it's going to be a very tough week. for this family who has lived with such
a patriot and somebody who was very close and very protective of his family he made sure that he took care of them he was a dedicated family man and husband according to his wife and they are struggling with this they've shared john mccain with the public for so long but right now they too are saying one final goodbye. very heartbreaking heartbreaking day and week for the family and all of john mccain's constituents thank you so much that's a great there for us in the phoenix now fans are queuing to say goodbye to the queen of soul aretha franklin her body is on display in her home city of detroit she died two weeks ago of pancreatic cancer aged seventy six john had written the charles h. wright museum of african-american history. hundreds of people have come to remember the queen of soul as she lies in state at the museum of african-american history here in detroit these are the placards that people are being given when they go
inside and they transition from soul out here songs like think to her gospel sounds inside where yesterday she was lying on her first day lying in state all in red all the way down to. day she had a costume change the queen of soul doesn't wear the same outfit two days in a row so now she's wearing blue. she will be remembered for her music but you will be remembered in the lives of these people for whom her life. now on thursday there will be a major sponsor for. thirty other bands and then on friday there will be a funeral where the queen of soul will be laid to rest. and there's plenty more still to come this hour. i'm florence. malaysia where the demand for land development and biofuel it's not just forests but a way of life. and
sports players are taking on extreme weather as well as their opponents at the u.s. . however nighttime skies have been dramatic if you feel like watching lightning that is particularly over france the pyrenees and that little curl of cloud is still developing it's still an area of low pressure system activity there so keep watching the skies because it does tend suggests a significant amount of rain in the air temperature is on the high side of the twenty's to it south to sit in effigy there's a hot it still is in spain portugal thirty three or more but we're down to around about the twenty mark for this part of europe germany in poland warming up again this is a warm zone once more which means you've got potential energy there to get rid of earlier in the wind the rain from fred will be the case during thursday for denmark
western power least in germany and these showers of the outs could be quite special as well behind it all just dropped a bit fairly cloudy picture but it's got a lot of things a warm up slowly but the showers are still on the outs northern italy this is come friday and we still got the warmth from the eastern side of europe well kids down to twenty five down to thirty one in bucharest and there's the spin for stockroom rather wet and windy day i'd say for something sweden to elementary in it's a quiet picture very few showers around it's been the case for a long time around the coast of north africa where a little cooling of late around about thirty mark. when you're from a neighborhood known as a hotbed of radicalism. you have to fight to defy stereotypes.
again here's a reminder for our main stories and al-jazeera the u.s. president has announced that white house lawyer don mccown will be leaving his post it follows reports that he cooperated with the special counsel robert miller as part of an investigation into the collusion between the trunk campaign and rush the presidential election. brazil's president says he may restrict the number of venezuelans entering the country he's also said more troops to the border after growing tensions between locals and michael and in the northwestern state of iraq much. more than fifty thousand people have been forced from their homes in central myanmar after parts of a dam burst flooding towns and villages. now raise the balance the chief says it has no intention of a drawing its peace prize from me in mars on song suchi after
a damning un report describing the treatment of their end to people as genocide more than seven hundred thousand henjak have fled to me and from me in mar to bangladesh since august twenty seventh teen they now live in the world's largest refugee settlements as well have a jump jim reports from cox's bazaar at a makeshift morgue in what is supposed to be a temporary settlement children who should either be in school learning or out of school play instead help their families make enough to survive. here two days after a united nations fact finding mission recommended that military leaders in me and marc be charged with the genocide of the rogue into and one day after the u.n. security council met to discuss the plight of these refugees life goes on with each day that passes existence in this camp feels more and more permanent mohammad hussein fled iraq kind state last year and describes some of the atrocities
committed by data modeling that in that it would be they write to a mother's insistence they threw children into fire as they persecuted us so much that there's no way left to keep persecuting us but. the news out of the un came as a welcome surprise to him because of the good thing is if we can get justice for they have done for destroying our schools and killing our people then i think a situation will eventually get better. a short distance away other rohinton refugees reflect on all that has befallen them since last august when the military crackdown began already hushed on. the rule that i shall not we are suffering happy that we are suffering much worse back home they set our house on fire if they could have caught us they would have put us in jail and later they would have. what i would out for the survivors pain is
a constant not just for memories of massacres they escaped but also reminders of how the international community has for decades ignored their suffering the sad reality for the or hendra living here in the world's largest refugee settlement is that no matter how quickly the united nations may act to try and help them it's not likely to have an impact on their daily lives any time soon. despite all she's been through rooms on a big holds out hope she and her children will be able to return home. we came here to save our lives if we could get equal rights a mile and then we would go back home we're not happy living here we're not peace. it's a sentiment that spans generations for both the parents who've never felt safe and the children who may never know what it's like to feel secure. at the
cooper long refugee camp in cox's was or from the dish india's top court has stopped police from jailing five prominent rights activists are accused of supporting left-wing rebels the five are also accused of inciting violence between those at the bottom of india's cost system and right wing protesters the supreme court ordered they be kept under house arrest and not transferred into police custody human rights groups say the arrests are an attempt to stifle dissent in the run up to the general election. as saudi arabia and the united arab emirates have dismissed a un report accusing them of possible war crimes in yemen as inaccurate the report by un experts said there is reason to believe that the governments of yemen saudi arabia and the u.a.e. are responsible for human rights violations it also says who the rebels may have tortured prisoners the coalition says the report did not mention iran's role in the war and its support for the who the rebels the. u.n.
run schools for palestinian refugees have reopened despite u.s. aid cuts half a million syrians regime classes in gaza and the occupied west bank the un body responsible for palestinian refugees says it only has enough money to run until september after washington slashed funding earlier this year there are reports the u.s. is going to end all financial assistance to the agency. just to open the school today was a very strong message that all robin leaves in its services that we will not abandon our mandate our mandate is not for sale it's something that we believe in very strongly and today we could see it here we are very determined to keep the schools open i told the students they should focus and concentrate on their studies we will concentrate on getting the money to ensure they can continue their studies. the united nations high commission for refugees says half of the world's twenty six million refugees are children and only
a fraction of them managed to enroll in school and university globally that trend is worsening but there's a glimmer of hope in greece for many asylum seekers first set foot in europe john psaropoulos has this report. coderre ahmed abandoned his restaurant in the afghan city of can do is three years ago when he found it riddled with taliban machine gunfire he brought his three children to greece where the aid organization to cease helps them apply for asylum and find an apartment. is a single parent so he only works occasionally the bulk of his energy goes into helping his children attend school. i want them to be doctors and if by then there is and i were in afghanistan dr ten there build their homes and lives there and help rebuild afghanistan afghans are not entitled to relocate elsewhere in europe so once in greece they enroll their children in school the united nations high commission for refugees says education is vital if their children are to help
rebuild their water on countries. gives people something to do. propose them for a future. where there is a future people they're not all going to be refugees for the rest their lives the walls and people go back home this is preparing them and it gives them a motive u.n.h.c.r. says that worldwide only about two thirds of refugee minors are enrolled in primary school only a quarter go on to secondary school and only one percent make it to university these figures are far below global averages and they mean that four million refugee children are out of school an increase of hotham million since last year in greece sixty two percent of school aged children are unrolled seven percent more than last year and that's partly because n.g.o.s like praxis are helping these children go to school and partly because racism is subsiding. was the only known greek second grader in his class two years ago he says his classmates told him to go back to
afghanistan and his older brother mohammed who enrolled at the same time discovered what the problem was. the fear. i was awful i went into the classroom and i didn't know a word of great all the kids spoke to me and i didn't know what i was saying i couldn't understand what the teacher was saying i came home and said to myself i have to learn greek in their first year in greek schools refugees had dropout rates that sometimes surpassed fifty percent rising in rome and to increase shows that integration is changing this and one hundred spelling and grammar remarkably good to very close mates that of them are now among their best friends. germany has returned the remains of the victims of the namibian genocide which took place more than a hundred years ago seventy five thousand members of the herero and now my people were killed by colonial forces following the uprising in ninety four modern germany
has expressed remorse but it has really apologised and to this day refuses to pay direct reparations from berlin dominic cain has this report. this was a moment more than a hundred years in the making remembering one of the darkest crimes of the early twentieth century center stage with the last remains of proud people's imperial germany sought to exterminate on wednesday democratic germany expressed its remorse . in the greatest sadness i cannot undo the type of answer says coolest but i beg you from the bottom of my heart to accept my apologies. those terrible wrongs took place in southwestern africa in the one thousand nine hundred six when colonial german forces suppressed uprisings by the herero and the nama peoples those who survived the fighting worked to death in
concentration camps it's thought eighty percent of the herero and fifty percent of the nama people perished today the collective memory of their all deal motivates the communities to seek reparations something the federal republic of germany will not give which is why the namibian government is suing berlin in the us court. there. was. some people cannot understand why the german state paid reparations to victims of the nazis but will not do so to the herero peoples in the now maybe in case you have no victims who were hurt suffered personally we are traveling through the arch arch grandsons and granddaughters and therefore we have to look far different
raised three older ones. but as well meaning as those thoughts are they clearly aren't enough for the government of namibia for many of the congregation in the church and indeed for the protesters here outside who believe that the only real restitution would be full reparations and recognition of the devastating effect wrought on the herero and number of people today where i magine the last men noted to group one of the smallest ethnic group in memory in this because of the genocide . for the last twenty eight years germany has been the largest international investor in the libyan economy in part perhaps an expression of the lingering guilt many in modern germany feel don it came as a. biofuels have been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuel and global demand for biofuels containing palm oil looks set to grow but it comes at a cost south east asian forests are being cleared to make way for palm of
plantations and with the demand for palm all set to increase threefold by twenty fifty the rate of deforestation could be devastating as florence louis reports. sabah in east malaysia is renowned for the beauty of its natural landscape yes one of its draws is the tropical rain forests dense undergrowth told majestic trees rich in plant and animal diversity it's also a way of life for some like to hide in been jobless for generations the people from his community in settled and they have relied on the jungle for much of the needs of the one community many things that we use come from the forest we use right turn to make and build things some plants are used in traditional medicine the insects too useful we take honey from the bee it has medicinal qualities. even the water they drink used to come from the forest but not since the area around it was
cleared for development to harden and some villages fought against the encroachment but to no avail logging in this forest and the landslides that occurred as a result of that have affected this stream it's a trickle compared to what it used to be and the water is no longer clear but muddy . since two thousand and thirteen much of the forest has been wiped out the trees replaced by a single crop oil palm sabar is the top palm oil producer in malaysia which in turn is the second largest exporter in the world after indonesia demand for the commodity is set to grow driven apart by the push for biofuels particularly in china and indonesia that could spell a disaster for forests as land is cleared to make way for plantations but the round table unsustainable palm oil or r s p o says alternatives to the commodity maybe even worse bottom oil has
a year that is forty times either then or the royals so it requires ten times less land to make the same amount of oil out of that and it is utilized so their solution is not to say let's stop palm oil. it's go to something else but he's to make sure that whatever we produce is produce sustainably and that's what the artist you're comes into play the artist p.-o. is a voluntary organization and while it sets standards on palm oil production it has not committed to zero deforestation for the people and said village what they lament is the loss of the forest they say the land belonged to their ancestors and should be that is for generations to come florence louis al-jazeera pseudo village substate malaysia. and in part three of our series on forest under threat malcolm webb reports from the democratic republic of congo where a tropical rain forest more than twice the size of france is at risk of being.