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plenty more still ahead on the news hour including parts of western australia face the roar of a powerful. and emotional goodbye to the volunteer who died trying to save lives after a ferry capsized in iraq. sports underhand tactics. with . i. phones is in thailand they're waiting for the election commission to release results of sunday's general election it's shaping up to be a close race between the party backed by the military government and the main opposition party scott highly reports from bangkok. the morning after the much anticipated election the people of thailand were still waiting for results from the election commission and they had to wait until the late afternoon almost twenty four hours after the polls closed eliminate the main opposition party winning one
hundred thirty seven seats in the house of representatives with the military backed party policy at ninety seven but the military also gets to select the two hundred fifty member senate the key number to form a government is three hundred seventy six in both houses more results are due to be declared later in the week but put has already said it's in discussions with other parties about forming a coalition on the streets of bangkok there's been a mixed reaction. called whoever is in charge as to watch their back because there will be your positions that can call for a volts of no confidence if the compliment. but. please we have to accept whatever happened yesterday but as a new generation like me we have to look forward to the election commission here has said that they've received hundreds of complaints but it's going to take some time for them to investigate those and other reported irregularities official
election results will be announced by may not have been some analysts feel that in this election the military entered new territory and if the first in their on temporary error would see how they may need to be. that they have in that game election. the brought em up my theme you have the last day may be filled by the. now when. the political landscape appears to have changed in other ways to one of thailand's newest party's future forward which campaigned for a more equal thailand has enjoyed considerable success especially with young voters while the oldest party the democrats was deserted in droves by its former support. and its leader promptly resigned it's got hardly al-jazeera banca of funerals being held in iraq for yet another victim of last week's ferry disaster as well as the dozens of passengers who drowned three volunteers also dive in the two groups river
while trying to recover bodies the national name reports from mosul mohammed jessamy awad was like many other iraqis displaced from his home by years of conflict and struggling to find work but these people gathered to offer condolences will remember the heroic actions of a twenty four year old in extraordinary circumstances mohammad volunteered to help retrieve bodies from the tigris river within hours of an overloaded amusement park ferry capsizing he borrowed money to take a taxi to the accident site to be. saying i'm going father and mother with a smile it was as if he knew he was not coming back. he couldn't help seeing all those people drown and not doing anything about it so he acted spontaneously since he was a little kid he was always brave and helpful to others. without any diving gear
mohamed pulled eight bodies from the cold murky river while battling against a strong and unforgiving current mosul emergency responders were overwhelmed by the scope of the ferry accident they lacked equipment and manpower officials were so desperate for assistance they put out a call via the media for volunteers two of those volunteers including mohammed drowned while trying to recover more bodies from the water side heard about his death on the news and says he was overcome with emotion. it inspired me to go to the river and retrieve this hero to return him to his family his tribe and to the people of mosul everyone is so proud of him he achieved so much that will be remembered for years to come. dozens of people are still missing each day since the accident they are stripped from the simplest of their rights to have closure i'm afraid the longer these missing remain at the bottom of the river the bodies will
decompose beyond recognition therefore we will have to go to the next stage with the d.n.a. testing and it will take months. in a city riven by sectarian violence muhammad's family hope his death will become a symbol of unity natasha al-jazeera mosul iraq how the head of mali's armed forces and several senior commanders have been sacked following an attack which killed one hundred thirty four villages gunmen reportedly dressed as storm full on the cattle herders in the desert region of blank us another full i mean village was attacked by government ministers who visited the area we're told victims was shot or hacked to death. democratic politicians in the u.s. one robert mallos full reports on the russia probe to be made public a summary concluded there was no evidence dog problems campaign colluded with moscow during the two thousand and sixteen election the president says he's been completely exonerated investigation didn't draw
a conclusion on whether he obstructed justice i think ohio reports from washington d.c. . it's the investigation us president donald trump has long condemned as a witch hunt intil it was released and now the president is cheering the findings there was no collusion with the russian there was no up structure. and none whatsoever. and it was a complete and total exoneration that's not completely true the attorney general says there is no evidence the trump campaign coordinated with russian officials but on obstruction of justice the special counsel robert mueller didn't decide if he should be charged the attorney general made that call and in his letter to congress he made clear this report doesn't find the president didn't possibly commit a crime right in the special counsel states that while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime it also does not exonerate him and that is democrats demanding answers
jerry nadler heads the committee in congress that will be investigating pretty general clark. who are different from his role you don't remember in the suggesting that the obstruction investigation was on punching people and that the president and that it was almost impossible for any president to commit a rupturing of just the season ahead of the executive branch made a decision about that evidence in hundred forty eight hours. this inclusions raise more questions than the answer given the fact that molar uncovered evidence that in his own words does not exonerate the president he's promising to call officials to testify and vowing to get the tens of thousands of pages of at. that had been collected from the trunk campaign was quick to try and use this to bolster his chances of re-election really seen this video evidence is pretty clear that there was collusion in the president's proclaiming victory but as congress pushes to make all the evidence public and with several other investigations ongoing he may want
his supporters to believe it's over it isn't go live now to washington d.c. partly culhane is that so democrats not happy with the summary they've been given what are they going to do next to try and get the full report on what they find to do with it. well it's interesting bill guard could have put in the letter basically that he is sending this information to a judge so that he can decide if you can be released to congress because under current laws a grand jury testimony has to be approved by a judge to be released to the public he didn't do that giving an indication that he's going to try and slow roll any push to get this report so obviously you are seeing the democrats in congress say no we're not going to just take this summary at face value we want to actually see all of the evidence and it's going to be an enormous amount of evidence if you look at how many subpoenas and how many witnesses they talked to so they're going to see the tens of thousands of underlined pages so they're going to send that request to the justice department
and then they can fight it they can say no this is executive privilege we can't release grand juries and it probably will end up in a court process in the meantime democrats have something else they can do they can subpoena robert mueller or just simply ask him to testify it be hard for the justice department to claim executive privilege because he no longer works for the justice department he's a private citizen therefore congress will likely be able to get him to testify where more will come into the open the biggest question right now is the fact that they said with obstruction of justice that they cannot exonerate the president what exactly does that mean obstruction of justice is a potentially impeachable offense so they're going to want to see the evidence getting the actual documents that could take months getting robert muller in front of a committee well that could be much quicker or leave it there thanks so much because i. look straight ians are being urged to stay indoors because of side clone veronica expected to storm ashore on the northwest coast. of the north has already
felt the force of one hundred sixty kilometers an hour wind speeds bride says the cycling was bigger than anyone expected. what made it all the more unprecedented for australia was that it coincided with the second massive storm cyclonic travel that barreled into northern territory causing widespread destruction there as here in this part of western australia people were under a cyclon red alert that's a virtual lockdown for the best part of forty eight hours told to stay indoors and seek shelter it was only when that was lifted that people were able to come out and assess the damage and start the cleanup people here are used to cycle owns they had prepared well but this was a reminder that they live in one of the most cyclists on prone of australia we've dodged a bullet but you know this is the sort of stuff that happens in this area or end
when it does he does it you know it really creates a significant amount of damage how about people's preparations for this everyone takes this very seriously look at complacency is a worst thing that can happen in a community and and dead the community itself pulled together and they got very prepared for the cycle and so you know what we will well prepared for there is also the economic impact of storms like this one this part of western australia provides much of the world's iron ore and a lot of it goes through places like port hedland normally the horizon here would be full of cargo ships waiting to take iron ore out to the world's markets and the speculation that this disruption will of caused doc all effect even to steel production in china it may only be temporary but it is a reminder that extreme weather has not only a human impact but a very real economic cost or let's find out more about the path of our own cars on
cars staffs here and there's a petering down a bit that's why it's petering out sammy said hopefully we've seen the west of it now if we take a look at the satellite picture. from about thirty six hours ago you can see it did have an eye there just off the coast but them because it had a lot of friction with the land it dragged in some dry air from australia and also there was very strong winds high up in the atmosphere it's really petered out now so the winds aren't really a problem and the rain is beginning to fade as well we will still see some heavier outbursts before that storm eventually begins to peter out completely by wednesday we can barely make it out here are marked it but it's not a great deal left on our charts but it's not the only thing i claim we have with us at the moment if we whip over towards the coast of brazil we can see another batch of cloud here and if we play this satellite sequence you can see this one swirling around and that one is another side close now it's not going to hit land and it's not particularly strong but it is an important feature because we just don't see
cyclamens in this part of the world very much in fact this is only the tenth named storm or record in the last one was ten years ago so it really is very very rare and what we're expecting this storm to do is just work its way a bit further south let's go to following the coast really and then begin to move out to sea so even if it does intensify that it won't really cause any problems to land but it's just one tonight sammy it's quite an unusual beast that one usually is now in southern africa an important road destroyed by syco need reopened allowing aid trucks to reach survivors the road links mozambique as well as neighboring allowing zambia and zimbabwe also devastated by last week's storm tony burke the reports from the may go in mozambique aid agencies are desperately trying to reach remote areas food supplies are getting to be or the problem is getting them to the people who really need them. this is what happens when bread is
distributed to the needy. people are desperate for every piece they can grab food is scarce and supermarket supplies are expensive a delivered by air and water is not enough the in six road is the bane road artery from biro to the remote parts of mozambique it was severed in the psych lone you can get a real idea of the power and severity of this psycho namie flooding that followed by this area this entire area as far as you can see was covered in water it destroyed everything around here the power here even pushed off this car off the road and miraculously the driver escaped he swam to safety but it destroyed about one hundred meters a road that had been newly built by the chinese the road was cut for a week on sunday it reopened after chinese contractors and local workers worked day and night to build a new stretch and restore a vital lifeline that serves malawi zambia and zimbabwe does the road being damage it. can see we have
a situation like better see it is well for us to get there relief help is skating difficult but like a state for was there and there was so often that the country neighboring countries already six three important. food is needed everywhere and mina and her sister regime there live next to the road their home was destroyed in the surge that swept the road away they said the water was up to their necks and they had to climb trees to survive but there aren't and cousin drowned and those did you get in there are very you know someone told me that she thought she was going to die that day but since then they have received no help or food or shelter she says she prefers to stay here with family in hardship rather than go to beer with nothing. is the same story for hundreds perhaps thousands of people who prefer to live in makeshift shelters close to where their homes once stood. mozambique is relying on the outside world for help but local people are rallying around to to help their fellow
countrymen at this church in bira they were collecting money and food for the victims. a separate will be and that is that it's going to take time to recover our houses were basic but they were not built in one day or a week you will need more time five years ten years it will depend on what people will have to build with us now we need stronger material but our spirit is strong mozambique will need support for some time to come and for many their lives will never be the same again tony berkeley al-jazeera may go central mozambique. still ahead on al-jazeera. why is the new government in brazil trying to make it easier to buy a gun. and swore a three time super bowl champion as decided to quit the n.f.l. at the age of just twenty nine.
eternity. sick of us military occupation. head to my prison my freedom my heart beats my life by languages my occupation since the art of reason and there's a little old school and a host of novel can help the. jerusalem a rock and a hard to please coming soon when the news breaks and the story build six million children in and outside syria have been affected by war when people need to be heard. and the story needs to be told people are telling us that there's no medicine and there are not enough ferengi al-jazeera has teams on the ground u.s. air power alone is not enough to bring in more rural maintaining documentaries and
live news on air and online. they're watching out to see a time to recap our headlines the firing of a rocket into a house north of tel aviv has prompted israel's prime minister to cut short a visit to washington d.c. and even says israel will respond with force seven people are to be injured. voters in thailand are waiting for the election commission to release the final results of sunday's general election it's a tight race between the main opposition party and its pro military rival. this is the first time people have been able to vote since
a military coup five years ago. in the u.s. democrats won robert muller's reports on the russia probe to me made public a summary concluded there was no evidence trumps campaign colluded with moscow during the two thousand and sixteen election but it doesn't draw a conclusion on whether he obstruct justice. a cease fire is started in a city in yemen following intense fighting online video shows the results of days of street battles in ties some civilians are reported killed in the city in the southwest the fight for control is between the yemeni army backed by saudi arabia and fighters supported by is how these coalition partners the united arab emirates and spain four years since the war began in yemen millions of yemenis forced from their homes by fighting a living in desperate conditions priyanka gupta reports. nothing much grows
these days in this barren land surrounded by mountains in northern yemen but hundreds of families have found shelter here from airstrikes and shelling in her province an active frontline in yemen's war job us smile and his family are one of them they have been displaced not once not twice but four times. he was at we used to work we had farms and shakers but today we have nothing we walked from one place to another with no money i have four poison six girls none of them can go to school they're collecting firewood and bringing water instead for hours and hours fighting between pro who the forces and saudi a morality back to yemeni fighters has intensified in the province since march more than four hundred twenty thousand internally displaced people are living in hundreds of makeshift settlements and the number keeps rising there are thirty one
districts infection twenty eight of them are classed as in a state of humanitarian emergency and of those twenty eight eight of them have. people living in a catastrophic experience in catastrophic levels of hunger i mean like in these areas with the most vulnerable populations the families with highest levels all the areas that are experiencing active conflicts but that's just. more than three point three million yemenis have been internally displaced or in the capital sanaa mohamed l.g.m. spends hours begging on the streets hoping to get a meal for the day. i don't remember how many years i've been displaced i pray to god that i can get ten to twenty rios to meet. in her day the. people are scavenging for food and things to sell all do aid is trickling into hoody the port
a key gave way for eighty percent of yemen's food and humanitarian assistance local markets are struggling. really and you know what i work in the supermarket the shops are full of goods but now we don't have most things there is a real shortage there is no drowned or natural disaster in yemen yet millions are going to bed hungry every night because of a war that's now lasted for four years priyanka cook the zero. elizabeth kendall is a senior research fellow at pembroke college at oxford university joins us now from london first of all looking at this situation really heartbreaking report that what do you make of this situation. or the situation clearly is not improving despite the much lauded stockholm agreement that was brokered in december
last year we've seen a little bit of improvements in aid getting through but the root causes of this war is still on addressed and meanwhile there's massive suffering on the ground as your report pointed out about twenty four million yemenis eighty percent of the population in need no end in sight. is all hope lost now of the cease fire leading to some kind of improvement in the ability of aid agencies to be able to get aid through. the ceasefire is just about holding but it's hanging on by a thread there was three main elements to the ceasefire the stockholm agreement that was brokered last december one was the date or ceasefire that has been violated thousands of times according to both sides of the conflict and redeployment simply hasn't happened because there's no trust meanwhile the second
element the agreement for tire is the tire is understanding as you mentioned is nowhere close to actually achieving peace on that major battle front and not even the surge saying the prisoner swap has happened yet so it does look very bleak the un remains upbeat but if you actually look at what's coming out of the united nations security council it is still a list of things that haven't happened rather than a list of things that have happened so we're in an on pass should be the solution to this already according to estimates almost eighty percent of the country is now dependent on aid to survive a time when the u.n. says cholera is by two million children are in malnutrition. yes does need to be increased international pressure on both of the main morning sides to try to get them back to the negotiating table because currently even this
ceasefire which was limited in the first instance isn't really holding if we're honest and that's because there is no trust and that trust simply won't be built until they come back to the table to try to build more trust so we're really in a catch twenty two the two main warring sides in the un are saying well we can't get back to negotiating table until the cease fire in the stockholm agreement are implemented but that will never happen unless we get back to the negotiating table so we have to hope that the international community keeps up the pressure and i should just mention that in the united kingdom today five political parties sent a letter to the united kingdom government saying you must stop aiding and abetting this war by selling arms to saudi arabia so international pressure is there and of as you well know the u.s. congress has also voted in the senate recently to end u.s. military support to saudi arabia in the conflict although that may still face
a presidential veto and might be thanks for your thoughts on the elizabeth cohen will. it work on the president of the camorra silence is expected to win reelection but the opposition is alleging fraud in sunday's vote so how about a report from the capsule the opposition's arrests and voting irregularities mild word coup d'etat. costing the vote amid rising political tensions voters turned up in polling stations across the three islands that make up morris there was serious delays in some areas due to the late arrival of voltage material forcing the electoral commission to extend voting hours yelling kids in teen i expect the president to develop this country and to take care of the youth especially because they are the future they will take care of us in the future. that's because soon transparency transparency so that the people will be reassured
that the winner is the one they voted for that's transparency they are tall for position clinton it's in the contest but none look likely to defeat president does the us money if he has his way. opposition leaders were crying foul the been before voting and it for them but the part of the self to noon opposition candidates whole four of them were huddled in a meting in this house behind me surrounded by a policeman keeping security when they come out to speak to the media they say they will not accept the results because of what they are quoting must submit it cannot exist in the elections why did they complained of the stuffing of ballot boxes with three marked papers in favor of the incompetent ok nuno got on very near in response to the coded talk carried out throughout the country and it muzzling the population in order to go to the polls provided for in the electoral code we declare the current government held by colonel as ali the legitimate. on the one
island opposition supporters on socked a dozen polling stations according to officials from the electoral commission witnesses say the polling stations was a target of the people found stuffed ballot boxes it's a claim being done played by the current president. could be a problem but i was told that there are problems in the both security forces and the election commissions are taking the necessary measures if there are any ballot boxes that are stuffed we can replace them but apparently the situation is under control and everything is fine these are the first presidential elections in referendum to increase time limits was held previously the presidency was able to sit around the three indian ocean islands every five years a system which was put in place to prevent constant use. more than twenty coups and attempted ones since one thousand seven to five. there are now fears about a ton to the country's unstable past. the well just morrone.
new zealand's prime minister has announced a wide ranging commission of inquiry into security agencies after two mosque attacks in christ church which killed fifty people it will look into everything from gun laws social media and how to prevent what they're calling terror attacks the inquiry will look at what could have or should have been done to prevent the attack it will inquire into the individual and his activities before the terrorist attack including of course a look at agencies will look at the actions of the is i use the g.c. spade police customs immigration and any other relevant government departments or agencies. the powerful u.s. gun lobby has been covertly recorded advising how to deal with public opinion following a mass shooting al-jazeera is an investigative unit filmed with hidden cameras as representatives from an australian political party received advice from the n.r.a.
on how to promote gun ownership and deal with its critics peter charlie reports. on a visit to washington last attempt a team from pauline hanson's one nation party sold help from the n.r.a. in order to changes trillions strict gun control laws in the country where you live . in a series of meetings one nation was given advice on how best to prepare a stranger for a change to its laws i think. you are and take steps in the right direction to start providing protection cheer people up and again that helps us. get. a look at us. astray or severely restricted the sale of semiautomatic and automatic guns following a massacre in the tasmanian town of port arthur in one thousand nine hundred six.
thirty five people were murdered by a gunman using an a r fifteen assault rifle six hundred fifty thousand weapons were confiscated and destroyed you probably don't really have to call to wipe out a national gun ban overnight but if you can work around the market where there goes eight improve the lives of going on a daily basis it does demonstrate and we begin tonight in the gives hope you can start making a difference in a break down the narrative so that people in this reaction to going to use it make it. astray strict gun control laws are problematic for the n.r.a. is officials have said they fear success could be used to limit gun ownership in america it's the left wing anti gun owners who literally point to wash trail you as this shining model as to why we need gun bans and gun confiscation in the run up to the port arthur massacre australia was tracking on the level and right now shootings as the americans since not having any six their brains zero mass
shootings people would not mind to be silent in stride if. one nation was coached on how to react if soft a gun was a village to another measure in a strenuous n.r.a. officials suggested to one nation that they smear advocates of gun control for exploiting the massacre there used to raise children or. if your policy isn't good enough to stand. there. for. the really good that's a grab the n.r.a. playbook also included planting articles there's a lot of times we'll write down for like a local sheriff in wisconsin or whatever and we'll drop dead or she will have been strapped it will do a lot of the leg work because these people are busy and this is our job so we'll help them and then they'll submit it with their name on it so that it looks organic
and that it's coming from that community we will have we're all behind this charlie al-jazeera sydney. zero contacted all those who featured in this report but no one responded investigative unit film how to sell a massacre will be broadcast on al-jazeera on monday twenty hundred g.m.t. . owning a gun in brazil is set to become easier despite the school shooting earlier this month some argue arming teachers would have prevented the killing of students in sao paolo here's our latin america lucien newman. business has never been better at the colt forty five shooting academy in rio de janiero. twenty seven year old lau deni is one of those eager to learn the basics after the rules and theory course becomes the most important part relating to aim and fire. the police would take too long to arrive at five a time.