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course the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. we cannot we will not be silenced. for years congresswomen hit back against donald trump is accuse them of being anti-american. and how he in this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up changing the rules for us unveils a new asylum policy aimed at limiting the number of central americans of driving from mexico. u.s. politicians vote overwhelmingly for a bill that would sanction those responsible for the murder of saudi journalist
tamara shoji plus. i've been vilified. alleged to be. the killing of. corrupt. former south african president jacob zuma denies corruption allegations against him and says he's a victim of conspiracy. at 1st for democratic u.s. congresswoman have responded sharply to attacks by president donald trump on their patriotism and citizenship they are among the highest profile members of the new house of representatives or for reacted strongly to trump's tweets comments. as we all know the recent tweets and words from the president are simply a continuation of his racist is you know phobic playbook we cannot allow these hateful actions by the president to distract us from the critical work to hold this
administration accountable to the inhumane conditions at the border that is separating children from their loved ones and caging them up in the legal horrific conditions. well trump is refusing to buy despite the growing criticism of his racially charged comments about the women instead he's calling on them to apologize to america for what he described as the foul language they used the terrible things they have said the slaves to storm began at the weekends when he attacked the women and tweets widely condemned as racists or white house correspondent kimberly hawk it says more these are people that in my opinion hate our country despite widespread outrage and accusations of xenophobia u.s. president donald trump on monday escalated his twitter tirade against 4 democratic congresswoman from diverse backgrounds arguing they should return to where they came from if you're not happy here then you can leave so far as i'm concerned if
you hate our country if you're not happy here you can leave trumps comments follow a series of tweets sent over 2 days attacking democratic party representatives alexandria cast your cortez of new york omar of minnesota where she did to leave of michigan and they are not presley of massachusetts of the group only omar is foreign born but all are u.s. citizens democratic house speaker nancy pelosi and else to resolution condemning trump's tweets as the congresswoman fired back this is simply a disruption and a distraction. from the callous chaotic and corrupt culture of this administration all the way down i am not surprised at what he's doing but i also know that we're focused on making it better because we don't leave the things that we love and when we love this country what that means
is that we propose the solutions to fix it we love all people in this country despite pushback from democrats congressional republicans have been slow to can down one senator charged crossed a line another one of the few black republicans in congress accused of using racially offensive language but another top republican senator defended trump's attacks on the democratic congresswoman their socialist they are anti semitic they stand for all the things that most americans disagree with one analyst argues that all this is part of trump's reelection strategy and the president believes that he got elected because he talked about the war he talked about the immigration he talked about the muslim by and so what we're seeing. donald trump 2.0 for his part donald trump denies any racial atomised both of his record of lowering
unemployment particularly among people of color and despite the shock of millions who hoard donald trump's latest statements there exists in the united states millions more who support the president's attacks can really help at al-jazeera the white house. the u.s. has announced tough new asylum rules which aimed to stem the flow of migrants crossing the us mexico border the rule goes into effect on choose day boats it's expected to be challenged in courts the plan blocks migrants seeking asylum in the united states if they have traveled through another safe country 1st with votes applying for asylum there were those who have been trafficked will be excluded from the ban the new rules are likely to affect central american families who travel through mexico to seek asylum in the u.s. the announcement comes as a court in guatemala blocked president jimmy marlice from signing a separate deal with the u.s.
that would have designated the nation as a safe 3rd country mexico has also rejected the new u.s. measures a man or a power has the reaction from mexico city. there was pushback in mexico in response to that change in policy announced by the united states the asylum laws and i'll give you we need to talk about the context here if you were a migrant traveling from central america say hunter a sort of solved or making your way through guatemala and through mexico that automatically disqualifies you from being able to seek asylum in the united states under this new policy now there's a reason why there's so much pushback here in mexico on one end mexico the united states have no agreement that would force mexico to house asylum seekers that's something that mexico would have to ratify via legislation it would be up to the mexican congress to determine that mexico is to be designated a quote unquote safe 3rd country without approval from congress mexico is in no way obligated to adopt or accommodate to this new change in policy in the united states
this is something that the foreign minister of mexico my sent abroad has said is not going to happen the foreign minister has also said that he does not agree with this decision by the united states and and in no way will mexico be changing its own immigration policies or its own asylum policies to accommodate for this new change in the united states furthermore this is one aspect of the migrant crisis that keeps getting brought up in the stemming the flow of migrants it being up to mexico to stem the flow of migrants that's the pressure that the united states has on mexico yet these policies do nothing to address the root causes of migration in central america countries like honduras guatemala as well as a solved or which are rampant political corruption widespread poverty and of course the high levels of violence plaguing these countries l n a so is the senior director of refugee protection that human rights 1st she says the new measures are ice of line with the u.s. asylum months. u.s. law is clear that refugees who come to our southern border can seek asylum this
rule to try to ban a refugee with a well founded fear of persecution because they did not apply for asylum in a transit country where their lives would have been at presque or a country where they would have not been protected from return to persecution it's totally absurd it's also absolutely inconsistent with the u.n. refugee convention in fact the u.n. high commissioner for refugees came out today with a statement expressing deep concern over this new rule not all this is going to do is add to the chaos and confusion at the border and in our immigration system the trumpet ministration is really repeatedly refused to actually address the real problems that are pushing people to flee their homes if the administration actually wanted to reduce migration it would address the rights violations and the other conditions that are pushing people to flee in search of protection the lower host
of the u.s. congress has passed 2 bills on saudi arabia condemning human rights abuses and seeking accountability for the murder of saudi journalists shoji it's also criticized riyadh for detaining female human rights activists because she received an overwhelming 405 to 7 votes but despite say strong bipartisan backing the measures may be challenging in the republican dominated senate. now is the time to make clear that reckless behavior whether the murder of an american resident were the kidnapping of the lebanese prime minister or the blockade of cutter carry a price but the men who rule saudi arabia need to take our interests and values into account rather than always counting on us to cover up for the. john jones is a former senate smash and security director and former senior congressional advisor he says in the launch a scheme of things the u.s. government is happy with saudi arabia right now this is basically
a strike across the bow from the house of representatives to basically put them on record on where they stand in terms of u.s. saudi relations especially speaking and declaring their position as a pertains to the human rights situation and saudi arabia as well as the u.s. response at least from the legislator as it pertains to the murder of jamal khashoggi but as we look ahead it is rather unlikely that the republican dominated senate is going to take up this issue in the near term some would say that again the administration is perfectly happy with the u.s. saudi relationship as it stands from economic point of view a security point of view or even as you look at the larger our relationship in terms of maintaining u.s.
interests in the middle east region on the other hand you have those that will say look at the end of the day saudi arabia has opened up now there are steps that they have taken in terms of human rights have been incremental but they have been short and small positive steps so there are those that feel that it's better to continue to engage with saudi arabia rather than saying shit and push them away. still to come on al-jazeera and uneasier fishes for a solution to the plastic pollution threatening its coastlines. and the white house spotlights made in america products but are they enough to win a trade or. you
could yesterday still see the center of circulation of what was barry is over arkansas but really the story is and always was the amount of writing this card represents the rainy area it's tropical sourced rain so it's still very heavy anything up to 200 millimeters can still fall on the mississippi valley and that's the problem area of course now the rain hard talk itself as far north as tennessee maybe kentucky now with the case the next 2 days getting lighter but still falling on fairly sodden ground and then the picture probably changes from one of flooding which will still be there to increasing he particular at least seaboard $35.00 in washington but 30 in new york and humid with it that will be noticed there is some fairly frequent showers in the smaller arms of the caribbean recently and i think trinidad to probably pick up some rain in the next day or so but the bulk of the convective where the thunderstorms is heading towards the coast of honduras believe he's possibly southern mexico and that's the picture increasingly so during wednesday on that is with cuba looking actually quite dry for
a change and same is true for haiti and jamaica conversed even might well see a developing line of significant rain running through bolivia and peru of the not so much anymore in brazil. perception is validation we believe what we see but in one life time we cannot see everything. we would lie and experiences of others and the legacies of previous generations. of that testimony we would know very little. witness documentaries that open your eyes on al-jazeera.
this is al-jazeera a quick reminder of the top stories for you this hour for democratic congresswoman in the usa they will not be silenced by president donald trump they're responding to trump's comments that they're ansi american and his call for them to go back home. mexico and guatemala have rejected new u.s. measures aimed at stopping more immigrants seeking asylum the rules require migrants to request safe haven in other countries on the way to the u.s. and the lower house of the u.s. congress has passed 2 bills on saudi arabia they condemn human rights abuses and seek accountability for the murder of said a journalist from africa shoji butts the measures could be challenged in the republican controlled senate. and rein in
foreign minister javid serif says the door is open to negotiations if president donald trump lift sanctions on tehran sorry 1st told us media he does not spell of washington is preparing for war. i do not believe the president front wants war but i believe there are people around him who wouldn't mind and do you think they have a sense where you worry that they have more sway of and i think president from has been on the record that they are trying but i don't think they'll succeed because at the end of the day i think prudence will prepare people know that iran is a big proud country and we will not take a military attack likely. all those comments come as european foreign ministers called for dialogue between the u.s. and iran to try and save the 2050 nuclear deal the leaders held talks in brussels in an attempt to salvage the agreements which the foreign policy chief insists is
still alive so when it came from brussels. for more than a year the e.u. has trying to preserve the nuclear agreement with iran devising schemes to help the government reduce the impact of u.s. sanctions but now that deal is in danger like never before we are looking to find a way to preserve the nuclear deal which we think is the best way of keeping the middle east as a whole nuclear weapon free. iran is still a good year away from developing a nuclear weapon we think there are still some closing thoughts more window to keep the deal alive one of the brokers of the original deal known as the j c peer a is clear about what must happen next we want to see iran going back to full compliance that is that has been in this in these years. but we notice that technically all the steps that have been taken and that we regret have been taken reversible so we hope and we invite you to reverse the steps and go back to full compliance with the
agreements but how much sway do european voices have although the strength of feeling here in brussels is pretty clear no amount of words from the e.u. alone can compel the u.s. and iranian government's to negotiate with each other for vamp to happen there has to be a willingness on both sides to give ground and on that the view from the government into is clear. when a big power that is a bully well then we have to stand up to it it must stop being a bully we have always believed in talks always right this hour right this moment if they stop the oppression they stop the belligerence if they lift sanctions return to the table return to logic we are ready so iran denounces the current us administration while maintaining its commitment to the nuclear deal it negotiated with the previous one and yet iran is also operating outside the terms of that deal in some areas for several weeks iranian your anian enrichment has exceeded agreed
limits. all of which has emboldened the trump administration with the u.s. president recently warning officials in tehran they were treading on very dangerous territory which means that on the face of it this meeting on its own risks achieving little and over while iran is technically in breach of its commitments under the nuclear agreement dominic k. al-jazeera brussels. yemen's warring sides have agreed on new measures for reinforcing the cease fire in and around the key port city of the data which has repeatedly been violated in recent weeks the united nations says representatives from yemen's government and the rebels also discussed ways to pull back their forces the talks which are the 1st in 5 months were held aboard a un ship in the red sea on saturday earlier the un security council voted unanimously to continue their monitoring mission in the data for another 6 months
former south african president jacob zuma has told a public inquiry into corruption that enemies plotted against him he maintains he never broke the law with the group of wealthy indian family implicated in an influence peddling scandal has more from johannesburg. this doesn't happen often in africa a former leader appearing before a corruption inquiry more than a year after he was forced to resign so that because former president jacob zuma is responding to allegations he allowed people close to him to plunder state resources and influence government appointments he says he's a victim of a conspiracy i've been a subject of. talk in this country for more than a decade. i've been vilified. alleged
to. the killing of. corrupt people the most corrupt i've been. given every other may and that never. responded to those zuma admits the doctors the businessmen at the center of an influence peddling scandal are friends but he and the group has say they did nothing wrong but many want him held to account for his suspected role in state corruption there's a much broader issue of corruption that isn't just around him and what was going on but the issue was that he was a man who was at the very top of governments who allowed himself to be captured by these elite interests. however not everyone believes he is guilty jacob zuma is still believed. that his friends are in top is that everybody is not
only. congress and. waters there's a lot of what. is politically motivated. they believe enemies are trying to end any remaining influence he has 6 on a fishing expedition hope that somehow this is something that they could use i can see that's what is happening here if they're if they're real real evidence of any wrongdoing he would have been in court. or has been advice if they get into that in politics for decades he seems defiant and is threatening to name and shame people provoking him. al-jazeera janice berg. at least 24 people are feared dead after heavy rains and flash flooding in. pakistan administered kashmir several people are missing the roads stem the floods from other damaged roads and more than 250 homes officials warn the death toll may
increase as rescuers struggle to reach affected areas. communities in central mozambique are struggling to rebuild their lives for months on from 2 devastating cyclons nearly 650 people were killed and more than 160000 were displaced and as for here mohamed reports many of them are still waiting. to return to what's left of their homes. in mozambique sports city of byron life is slowly getting back to normal for. doreen lost her entire home after powerful cycling swept through the area. but the house was ripped apart the iron roof was damaged we were later able to repair it but before that we were not able to sleep every time it rained we couldn't sleep. a family are not trying to come up with creative ways to make a living. i'm making these donors to help support the family so we can eat
because none of us has a job or used to have a hair salon that's where used to make money but now with the current situation it doesn't help i need to pay for water food and look after the children. cyclonic i was one of the deadliest storms ever recorded to hit the southern hemisphere it tore through southern africa in early march flattening villages destroying roads and bridges and triggering the 9 flights it was followed by a 2nd one in april cycled kana which devastated infrastructure in mozambique's north overall hundreds of people were killed and more than a 1000000 thomas. remnants of the damage still remains students at this school can only attend class when it's not raining. they just that we have a problem with the classrooms most of the infrastructure was destroyed by the cycling we don't have on roofs that's the biggest challenge we're working in
difficult conditions. around 46000 people also living in camps like this with no prospect of going back to their old neighborhoods. sympathy for mostly building my dream was always to have a piece of land and a place i could call home for my family so that was safe that's the thing i want the most i cry a lot i used to pray to god for a piece of land and now i thank god a lot by having this space. the u.n. secretary general visited mozambique last week the pealing for $3200000000.00 to help with the recovery effort but so far it's received less than half of the money requested aid groups say without international support mozambique could face another problem a food security crisis for now communities are doing everything they can to rebuild their lives for him mohammed al jazeera. indonesia has been cracking down on illegal fishing by destroying encroaching vessels the measure has helped boost its
fish don't sponsor as florence lee reports from summer on illegal boats aren't the only threats to marine life. after half a day out at sea it's time to sort the whole small boats such as these in tomorrow city central java contribution 70 percent of the nation's catch a few years ago these waters were in danger of being overfished foreign vessels illegally worked off the indonesian coast stocks only recovered after the government started thinking unlicensed boats significant improvement compared with other countries in the war one of the main reason because of the very top quality that we call not in the recent assaults and the impact impacted not on not only. for cement indonesia but also the other industrial like board but now the industry faces a new threat indonesia's fisheries exports may have improved but this country is
also the world's 2nd largest plastic waste contributor some of that waste inevitably ends up in its waters and makes its way into the food chain as plastic degrades it breaks into small chunks some of which get eaten by fish and other marine life pieces smaller than 5 millimeters are called micro plastics food technologists in a kahan toto is studying micro plastics in seafood in indonesia and its effects on humans so far we've fallen from about almost $200.00 samples we we've done with the digestion and microscopic observation we found that almost. all samples contain particles that we suspect at this micro plastics not far from the laboratory are fish farms movie has been working in the aquaculture industry for 15 years. more and more of his work involves clearing rubbish.
plastic pollution is a big problem every year the trash accumulates in the river making it more and more shallow it's really bad for the fish farms to fish caught in plastic waste can suffocate poor water quality also affects their growth the government wants to cut plastic debris by 70 percent by 2025 but until that happens plastic will continue to be on the menu for fish and us florence leigh al-jazeera somare indonesia. the united nations says millions more people went hungry in 2018 than in previous years around 820000000 people worldwide didn't have enough to last year as 9000000 more than 2817 and it's the 3rd year in a row the torso has risen the u.n. says armed groups are using hunger or control over food supplies as a weapon but even as hunger increased levels of obesity were also on the rise.
a self professed neo nazi has had been handed a 2nd life sentence for deliberately driving his car into an unseen racism processed in virginia james alex fields jr was attending a whites nationalist rally in charlottesville when he attacked cantor protesters 2 years ago killing one of them last month he was sentenced to life in prison on federal hates charges. president donald trump has signed an executive order restricting what products can be classed as american maids she pretends he has more from washington d.c. . for the 3rd year in a row don't trump announced a made in america day in fact this is now made in america week and he signed an executive order making that designation far more stringent aluminum and steel needs to be 95 percent made in america to be called american other products need to be 75 percent made in america the previous target was 50 percent to be made in america i'm told from touted the rise of manufacturing jobs that has occurred over the last
several years and you know when i took office i was told by the previous administration that manufacturing jobs would be disappearing there was no way they said you need a miracle right you did america well we have a miracle because we were up 600000 manufacturing jobs since the election. however even without an increase the number of drugs in the u.s. is still around one 100000 or so fewer than before the 2007 recession economists fear that some of those jobs simply will never come back what they recommend is sustained investment in high tech high value manufacturing like for example renewable energy however this illustration seems far more interested in propping up the fossil fuel industry because as catastrophic climate change in additional little trumps rhetoric against china on trade house u.s. companies to rethink their investments in china remain but a freeze on u.s. manufacturing with manufacturing in south and southeast asia. and the european
union has imposed sanctions on turkey for continuing to drill for gas of cyprus despite repeated warnings e.u. leaders agreed to suspend talks over an air transport agreement and called for financial constraints on turkey the e.u. threatens action last month of turkey did not cease for a book called illegal truly and cypresses exclusive economic zone. this is all to see around these all of the top stories for us democratic congresswoman say they will not be silenced by president donald trump responds into trump's comments that they're anti american and to scold for them to go back home to. our country we raid on a mandate to advocate for and to represent those ignored left out and left behind our squad is big our squad includes any person committed to building
a more equitable and just world and that is the work that we want to get back to and given the size of this squad and this great nation we cannot we will not be silenced. mexico and guatemala have rejected a new u.s. measures aimed at stopping more immigrants seeking asylum the new rules require people to request safe haven in other countries on their way to the u.s. . the lower house of the u.s. congress has passed 2 bills on saudi arabia they condemn human rights abuses and seek accountability for the murder of saudi journalist john marshall jury measures can be challenged in the republican controlled senate. european foreign ministers of call for dialogue between the u.s. and iran in a bid to save the 2050 nuclear deal the leaders held talks in brussels as they tried to salvage the agreements. yemen's warring sides have agreed on new measures for reinforcing the cease fire in and around the port city over the data which has
repeatedly been violated in within weeks the u.n. says representatives from yemen's government and hooty rebels also discussed ways to pull back their forces. former south african president jacob zuma has told an inquiry into government corruption that he's the targets of a conspiracy zuma was forced from office last year accused of overseeing the mass looting of state funds he denies any wrongdoing cheering his 9 years as president. and at least $24.00 people are feared dead after heavy rains and floods flooding in the elem valley in pakistan administered kashmir several people are missing the flintstone its roots and more than $250.00 homes but those are the headlines and news continues on al-jazeera after witness. on counting the cost $3.00 decades after the collapse of the soviet union russia is engaging with africa to