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waves of unstoppable water and central million mark more than sixty thousand people in peril after the partial collapse of a dam. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up argentina appeals for a multi billion dollar advance from the i.m.f. as inflation source and it appears a new crisis. and a injuring more than the economy. u.s. sanctions will have a deadly effect. another top adviser at least the trump administration this time
the white house lawyer who's already been talking in the russian court. rescue teams and me and maher negotiating their way through floodwaters to reach thousands of people affected by the partial collapse of a large. giant waves of water forcing the mass evacuation of villages and towns or than sixteen thousand people or affected in a major highway is badly damaged reports. this is the swatch town dam in. the spillway of the dam collapsed on wednesday morning off two days of heavy rain sending torrents of water into towns and villages in some places to say the job or to reached nearly two and a half me too it's the military the police and the myanmar red cross taking part in the rescue and relief efforts. the water came so fast. and we didn't have
time to run we have never been flooded before how many nothing like this has ever happened the rains don't cause flooding here. eighty five villages have been flooded and more than sixty three thousand people affected for some they've lost more than just their homes. got back to a village and soon after we got the waters are already rising behind us we lost our carts pigs and engines everything including our rice bags by wednesday afternoon flooding at the dam site had begun to subside although transport remains disrupted and a badly damaged bridge will need to be replaced. we are going to build another bridge right away in place of the damaged bridge. only days earlier people living around the area had raised concerns about the dam but authorities reassured them it was safe the accident now puts the spotlight firmly on the issue last month
a dam collapse in neighboring laos killed at least twenty seven people and displaced thousands of heartless florence li al jazeera. kevin corriveau what may have contributed to the breach. at the beginning of august they had some extreme amounts of rain across the region one hundred fifty thousand people were actually displaced i want to show you just what we had seen in terms of the clouds right there a lot of clouds in the area right now though we're going to be seeing more of that activity to the north but normally this is monsoon season we know that we did have quite a bit of rain just in the last several days as well that did put stress on the spillway spillways normally can handle the excess water in this case unfortunately it doesn't look like the spillway was capable of handling and just let go the monsoon goes until the end of the beginning of september one of the biggest concerns now is because the reservoir has dropped its level there's no concern that we'll be able
to get that reservoir back up in order to sustain the water that it's needed as we go past the monsoon season so this area may see of course the flooding now but they may actually see a lack of water as we go into the end of september and october so some people who are watching are staying in man maher and while global attention is often focused on the renter crisis there is a warning about another group that is facing persecution fortify rights says the government is blocking aid to tens of thousands of catches just placed by civil war in the northern state of catchin on the chinese border there's been fighting there a sense a cease fire between the mill me and mar army and the caption independence army broke down in two thousand and eleven the conflict began in one nine hundred sixty two in the military took control of that area so this report from forty five found more than one hundred six thousand people have been displaced and they're now living in about one hundred forty camps they face government imposed restrictions
on food health care shelter and sanitation so far in two thousand and eighteen only five percent of the five hundred sixty two applications to deliver aid to the group have been approved david bach is with fortify rights and he's calling for the international community to take action. well the government has worked hard to keep international attention away from the conflicts in kitchin state an organ shan state up near the china border the chinese authorities are worked in concert with with the government have met him. to the same and and that's a problem because when you are strict human rights groups humanitarian groups human rights monitors the media and others from from going to these areas. you really limit the amount of information that can come out of them. but they have a good reason to try to keep international attention away from kitchen state because we see continued evidence of mass human rights violations there. and we see
avoidable deprivations in aid as a direct result of government policy in their mouth and most recently the report from the u.n. fact finding mission this week. said that mimo military should be investigated for crimes against humanity. and genocide those are not terms that people use lightly and we're well past the point now where domestic remedies are still to be taken seriously frankly the government of myanmar both civilian and uniforms have demonstrated they have no interest in holding themselves to account for mass human rights violations in this country whether we're talking about the ring your community in the west or the kitchen population in the north it's long past time for the international community to act which is why us and many other groups are calling for the u.n. security council to refer the situation in myanmar to into the national court otherwise we worry that the pattern of impunity for the types of crimes that we
document will just continue. according cambodia has extended the detention of former opposition leader kim soco for another six months the leader of the dissolved cambodia national rescue party has been in custody set september of last year on charges of treason the accusations are widely regarded as politically motivated and no trial date has been set. russia's ambassador to the united states is warning against what he calls groundless any illegal aggression in syria and the americans are planning air strikes the u.s. has warned of retaliation of syrian government forces attack opposition areas with chemical weapons. argentina's economic problems are going from bad to worse the value of the peso points to a record low after president rates him mockery appeal to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifty billion dollar emergency bailout and reports. the international monetary fund has agreed to speed up bailout payments to argentina president made
the request of the argentine post or drop to record lows. but you have to keep in mind also that the perception of the i.m.f. . is very negative for what happened in two thousand and one. two thousand and one is when argentina defaulted on its ninety three billion dollar loans tens of thousands of businesses closed unemployment skyrocketed and a huge number of people were left in poverty but i don't know. the new generation that did not live through the two thousand and one crisis like me as i was still a kid we see what's happening now and there is a lists and lists trust in government. lack of trust from the government's inability to cut deficit spending it's also failed to address pension reforms or create revenues from taxes all that and the spiraling global investors and argentinians who want to take their money out of the country in.
the country as a. problem which is that due to all the government's lack of credibility we think a lot in the dollars and it is logical to think in dollars with inflation it's thirty thirty five percent per year. workers who've had enough are planning strikes and protests and as argentina prepares for elections next year president must stabilize the economy or lose control of it. on al-jazeera argentina the. us president signed an order to exempt argentine steel and aluminum exports from some quotas and tariffs for sale in south korea are also being given relief but not countries mexico or canada. in march saying the metal and ports threatened to u.s. security. doctors in iran say u.s. sanctions are endangering lives and they're worried that they don't have enough drugs to treat patients foreign companies can sell medical supplies that banking
restrictions are making that harder. tehran. has been struggling with hemophilia since he was born it's a blood disorder that his parents know means he will never live a normal life. but the medical treatment he gets at this clinic gives him a fighting chance. he's a boy he should play with his friends but he cannot see that much if he does he has to go to the hospital to get an injunction so it effects his spirit and he cannot enjoy his childhood for a boy of seven he seems too serious his father says his condition makes him a little weak but like any other kid his age he has dreams. for me he wants to be a police officer when he grows up he says because then he'll get to catch criminals for a living his parents are hopeful that the treatment he's getting now will make him strong enough to take care of himself and turn his dreams into reality. when my cousin was in what i have something to tell the american they shouldn't mix
politics with haitian issues and they must separate these things from each other the iranian hemophilia care center treats thousands of patients in dozens of clinics across the country. in the past blanket sanctions on banking made it nearly impossible to find companies willing to sell medicine and equipment to iran and so iranians began domestic production taking matters into their own hands half of the medicine views to treat many of the patients in facilities like this is made right here in iran the other half is imported from pharmaceutical companies outside the country but it's the second half that has medical professionals worried once again iran can't make all the medicine it needs on its own. as governments play political games aid workers say civilian lives hang in the balance. i'm saying this to the leaders of western states and americans you may have political
conflict with our government but your methods actually hurt people in classic war when it's guns that there are some rules but with sanctions we have no rules i call it a silent battle a war without sound of guns the first victims in this war are the civilians it's women it's children u.s. president donald trump and his administration say they will impose the most stringent biting sanctions on iran the world has ever seen the white house says sanctions are designed to weaken iran's government but people in this clinic want donald trump to know that at some point that means fighting kids who are fighting for their lives. i have on al-jazeera including pritish and french fishermen fight it out on the high seas in a dispute over shellfish and the philippines confronts the dark history had the disappearance of political opponents.
hello again it's good to have you back well here across parts of southern asia we are watching a lot of the tropical activity begin to make its way down towards the south and that has been the trend expression will go towards the middle to the end of the summer so a lot of these rain showers are certain to come down a little bit further south than they were last week in jakarta they're going to be seeing more rain in your forecast particularly as we go towards tomorrow so rain showers with the temperature so about thirty three also very heavy rain showers across much of the philippines tomorrow as well where cross australia we have a big system that's pushing across the by right there you can see very clearly on the satellite image that brought some rain to perth over the last couple of days and here's that cold front pushing through now we're going to continue to see that make its way towards the east we're going to see rainy conditions across parts of victoria as well as new south wales and these temperatures are expected to go down once a system pushes through well melbourne seventeen degrees here there but as we go
towards saturday your high is only going to be about eleven degrees sydney about twenty degrees there and then very quickly over here towards new zealand well one big weather system has made its way east of you we're still picking up a lot of winds here across the the northern part of the south island and that is going to continue here on friday but as we go towards saturday much improved conditions. desperate for a better life millions of people have sought refuge in europe sometimes their dreams of sanctuary are realized but sometimes disenchantment drive them home. in the second of two films on these contrasting experiences people in power meets the returning migrants now determined to discourage others from following the same problem. gambia back home from our disease.
or watching al jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now the collapse of part of a dam unmanned mar has forced the mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation. stay with me and mar there is a warning about a group facing persecution the sides that are ahead fortify rights says the government is blocking aid to people in northern state who have been displaced by fighting between separatists and the army there have been there's been fighting since the ceasefire between in myanmar military and the catch and dependents army
broke down in two thousand and eleven. and argentina the value of the peso has plunged to a record low after the president appealed to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifty billion dollar emergency bailout with inflation above thirty percent argentines are headed for their second recession and three years as president donald trump is losing another top aide again i'll step down as white house lawyer and the next few weeks is thing cooperated with the miller investigation in. alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen elections and that's reportedly made. our white house correspondent kimberly how could has more. when he was appointed as white house counsel donald trump called lawyer don mcgann a brilliant legal mind but now he's leaving the white house adding to speculation that another member of trump's inner circle is turning against him a lot of affection for done until the movie and probably the private sector maybe
a great change in the world but he's. done an excellent job but it's been rumored that mcgann had been threatening to leave for weeks after getting pushed back for advising trump not to fire special counsel robert muller who's heading up the probe into possible collusion and russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election trump is reportedly furious mcgann is cooperating with muller giving thirty hours of testimony to the special counsel's team the. more. he follows a string of close friends and advisers that are now reportedly cooperating with the investigation those include his long time personal attorney michael cohen who pled guilty last week to campaign finance violations they also include alan weisel burke chief financial officer of the trump organization and longtime friend david packer who was involved in hush money payments to women during the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election with u.s.
voters going to the polls for midterm congressional elections in november a democratic takeover of the house of representatives would mean trouble for trump the most damaging thing for the president is going to be the impeachment hearings and the investigations that the democrats have been likely have over the course of the entire sort of twenty nineteen here perhaps that's why rumored to replace john mccann is someone who knows a lot about impeachment proceedings lawyer and that flood represented president bill clinton during his impeachment hearings in the ninety nine can really help at al-jazeera the white house. canada's foreign minister has described talks with the u.s. on a revised north american free trade agreement as very intense chrystia freeland spoke after leaders from both countries expressed optimism that a deal will be done before friday on monday u.s. president donald trump announced he had reached a deal with mexico all three countries have been working on
a new agreement since last august the mexico and the u.s. recently began negotiating on their own rosalyn jordan has more from washington d.c. . at the beginning of the week it looked as if the replacement for the north american free trade agreement or now after would be a buying national deal between the united states and mexico hedging mostly on revised terms on how many automobiles and automobile parts could be exported from mexico into the united states however there is no the possibility that this deal could end up including canada one of the members of the north american free trade agreement that's because canadian negotiators led by the foreign minister chrystia freeland are currently meeting with their u.s. counterparts here in washington to see if they can hammer out a similar export deal as well as work out other issues including such things as agricultural trade between the two countries more than half of u.s.
states have a robust direct trade relationship with canada and they don't want to see that imperiled there's also considerable pressure from by partisan members of congress to see any replacement for nafta include both mexico and canada now the question is can the united states and canada reach a deal before the end of the day on friday that deadline is important because that might be the only way that the trumpet ministration could get an approval of at least a binational deal with mexico approved before the new mexican president takes office on december first and he has top court has stopped police from jailing five rights activists and lawyers who were arrested during a round up on monday accused of supporting a band leftist rebels active in some areas also accused of inciting violence between those at the bottom of india's caste system and right wing protesters the supreme court has ordered that the five now have to under house arrest. french
fishing boats have collided with british vessels and what's thing described as a war over scallops british cruise for a. to catch the shellfish off the coast of france but their french rivals say the rules are fair to both sides reports. the encounter began before dawn when the french fishing for tiller confronted a handful of british 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 flat as the situation became progressively more violent and extraordinarily dangerous. rocks trying us shackles. balls of all. eggs with you nine if i ad by for
a shot bribes across the front of us to try and follow proper the french navy with roy along so i didn't intervene. i called the coast guard 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. 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 debate. 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. domestic water once we take control protein and a united nations agreement. that says i would. take as much as they are a group and it's only this. company made to break the other member states and it's not just the new member states it's other nations to come in and. french and british fisheries officials are urging calm and have agreed to talks to try to diffuse the tension but this was just the end of one battle not the end of the war . al-jazeera the philippines has a long history of people who disappear apparently abducted by police or government agents never to be seen again some of them missing since the one nine hundred
seventy s. when martial law was imposed much has changed since then but filipinos continue to vanish from manila in the ports. this a paris yours or the disappeared is a theater play in manila that aims to remind young filipinos of the horrors of their recent past. the scenes here hope to recreate the atmosphere of fear and brutality during the time of the late dictator president for didn't mark a. new development civilians brother her mother like mine was a human rights lawyer who was abducted by military agents and has been missing for more than forty years the loss is immeasurable she says not just for her family but also for the country the political dissenters during the marcos that cater shared where our hmong the finest men and women our country has ever produced
they were really consciously the liberate the silent. this because they were very critical rights groups say the practice of enforced disappearances by state agents started during martial law and continues to this. almost two thousand people are known to be victims of enforced disappearances but rights groups believe the number of unreported cases is even higher. power longs for her daughter surely the pardon was deliberate activist who was abducted in two thousand and six by military agents when gloria macapagal arroyo was president and linda feels that even if a case reaches court the odds against people like her are much higher because they are poor and get very little government support the building. when we faced the
perpetrator or general who beat up old byron in court there were so many soldiers protecting him but there we were the beams with no one on our side and then i realized this is government policy to protect women as these are relics and memorabilia of filipinos who were abducted tortured and killed over the years it may seem like a new horrors but curators say it is necessary to preserve the memory on these recent historical tragedies. there's been a resurgence of protest art in recent times. i mean we hear it over and over again never forget always remember. because history is a cycle and we have to break it families who mourn for their dissipated see to see even though they are no longer there their struggle for fundamental freedoms
continues if anything their absence has only made it stronger. zero. germany has returned their remains have victims of the navy and genocide from more than one hundred years ago seventy five thousand members of the herero and nama peoples were killed by a colonial forces following an uprising in one thousand nine hundred four germany has expressed remorse but has never formally apologized and refuses to pay repatriation from berlin dominic cain reports this was a moment more than a hundred years in the making remembering one of the darkest crimes of the early twentieth century sent to stage where 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.
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 ordeal 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 a us court. 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 media in case you have no victims who were hurt suffered personally we are dropping through the art art 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 we are and making the last minority group one of the smallest ethnic group in memory yet in this book was something 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 dominic came out. zero zero. zero is our website for you it's very easy to find it is al jazeera dot com check it when you get a moment there is headlines there from all over the world al-jazeera dot com. and michelle carey these are the headlines right now on al-jazeera the collapse of part of a dam in myanmar has forced the mass evacuation of villages and towns or than sixty thousand people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation staying with me in mar there's a warning about another group that is facing persecution in addition to the road ahead forty five fortify writes that it says the government is blocking aid to people in northern cashin state who have been displaced by fighting between
separatists and the army there's been fighting there a sense a ceasefire between the mill myanmar military and the catch an independent army private town in two thousand and eleven according cambodia has extended the detention of former officers later come so go for another six months the leader of the dissolved cambodia national rescue party has been in custody said september of last year on treason charges accusations are widely regarded as politically motivated has been set for a trial. in argentina the value of the peso has plunged to a record low after the president appealed to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifty billion dollars emergency bailout with inflation above thirty percent argentina's are headed for their second recession and three years but argentina has received some good news yes the president signed an order to exempt arjun tying the steel and aluminum exports from some quotas in tariffs brazil and south korea are also being given really not in new countries mexico canada. impose
tariffs in march saying the metal imports threatened u.s. security russia's ambassador to the united states is warning against what he calls groundless any legal aggression in syria there as americans are planning air strikes yes was warned a retaliation of syrian government forces attack opposition areas with chemical weapons and top court has stopped police from jailing five rights activists and lawyers arrested during around on monday supporting band leftist rebels active in some areas they're also. inciting violence between those at the bottom of india's caste system and rightly imposed testers the supreme court has ordered the five now be kept under house arrest. those are the headlines to keep it here on al-jazeera much more to come people in power is next.
al jazeera says it's just swell and. it's. desperate for a safe more prosperous life millions of people have sought refuge in europe sometimes the dreams have come true sometimes disenchantment until stability have driven them home in the second of two films on these conflicting experiences people in power has been to the gambia where disillusioned full democracy are trying to persuade others from following the sight of.