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are in custody they say they have their shooter and he is 27 year old muslim dag dag and several others or accused of driving to a restaurant in erbil on wednesday as turkish diplomat osman corsa and his bodyguard sat inside eating lunch dag is accused of shooting and killing him he also killed allegedly 2 iraqi kurds friends who were sitting at a nearby table kurdish intelligence identified on friday and widely distributed his photo asking the public for assistance according to investigators day had been a member of the p.k. k. and he'd been training at a camp here in northern iraq he allegedly was at this camp 4 times in the last week dag is also the brother of a member of the turkish parliament representing a pro kurdish party no comment from dag family however the political party
released a statement on friday condemning the shootings and saying that this accusation is intended to undermine the political party's peaceful agenda. british airways and the german airline of tons of have suspended flights to the egyptian capital cairo citing security concerns the be a suspension will last 7 days so low for a security assessments their line has given notice hills about what prompted the move well egypt's vital tourism sector was already under pressure after a series of attacks on businesses and 2015 more than 200 people were killed in the bombing of a russian passenger jets in sharm al sheikh well you care has long advised against all but essential travel to certain parts of egypt's the government's web site warns terrorists are very likely to carry out attacks in egypt so will most attacks occur in north sinai there is a risk of terrorist attacks across the country well aviation analyst alex which
airs joins us now live from london fire sky good to talk to you just to start us off why do you think some some airlines cancel flights but others would keep flying as appears to be the case in this instance. well what has happened today or that today in the u.k. is i knew we were to share ways releasing a statement saying that effective immediately they will suspend the cairo route for at least 7 days and will as effective immediately there were passengers at the gate waiting to order right to cairo and they will lose tonight boarding that will of being handed a piece of paper which stated that the lights would no longer be operating not just today but at least the next 7 days now is quite unprecedented because ordinarily if for example an airline was dissatisfied with the security levels at a foreign airport then there would be working with those with the refuse to make
sure that any who sounds were met and were settled so that they could continue flying whatever intelligence british airways has discovered or has perceived has led to this immediate drastic actions and the route and this follow this was followed by and it's done so the national carrier of germany was so announced on saturday evening that they too will suspend glass to cairo although they the released a statement saying that they expect to be back tomorrow well and that's quite quite curious is it not alex because one airline is suspending for 7 days one airline is suspending for one what does that say about the nature of the security risk or is it out more of a reflection of how different airlines view certain threats. well airlines of course have their own independent risk assessment but you are absolutely correct in that given that they have received this information or they are acting on information that has led to the airlines to immediately suspend their routes it
begs the question as to what do british airways know for example that egypt air either do not know or are not acting on given that egypt air will continue to like nonstop between london and cairo and so while the u.k. government hasn't intervene intervenes and night to say that they are banning passengers for example to fly this route is clear that british airways do not want to now they have no obligation because it's related to actual security to actually explain to passengers that reasoning in fact as passengers we should just have faith in the airlines and if they are choosing not to fly then it's for the benefit of us the passengers and nothing more what impact do you think these flight cancellations are going to have. well there is already an impact there's already a knock on effect now we have a confirmed schedule of cancellations across the next 7 days for british airways on saturday evening look down as it did not operate any blast from munich and from france and the yacht in the complications surrounding those upper decks and not
just because passengers to now no longer get to cairo nonstop from london but it's also generated a lot of concern and that's because of the lack of details because passengers do not know the exact reasoning now many who are booked to fly on the other airlines to other rebels in egypt are wondering if it is sent to do so again is that questioning if british airways deem it on sector by between london inquirer why is it safe for example to fly from another airport to alexandria and so that has caused a lot of concerns the evening outspoken so many of us having to reassure that passengers that i travel we're safe in the region but there are course on during the threats to aviation and like you were mentioning earlier that travel advice for egypt is mostly but essential in a lot of parts of egypt but of course it's the summer season and many headed there all of it ok alex the terrorists thanks very much indeed for your analysis. alice joining us there live from london. thousands of people have marched to the
u.k. parliament hoping to persuade the next prime minister to staying in the european union organizers of the march for change say they want to send a pro europe message to boris johnson the man sits to become the next prime minister that he reports ok. by demanding a rethink with time running out until britain's next brics it deadline campaign is from around the country rejected the idea of leaving the e.u. with no deal something both prospective conservative leaders say they can live with is dangerous and democratic know the electorate but we think the brits is a better idea to want to make sure that they know what we think we should now have a settlement and and and so that now the people are well informed to know exactly what we're being up to snow when they're what we were told in the name of to reason may's replacement as conservative leader and prime minister is announce next tuesday these protesters accuse both candidates jeremy hunt and boris johnson of
treading the same populous grounds as nigel farrar as leader of the brics a party but few doubt johnson he famously made the now defunct claim breaks it would say 350000000 pounds a week is headed for 10 downing street here to see if the fact that we are back to get prime minister and paste on us a very very very slow and incredibly unrepresentative portion of the population has elected who is peddling the worst kind of bricks at a new deal crush out bricks that will hurt jobs young people's opportunities and potentially even peace clearly it's boris johnson and his commitment to leaving the e.u. home what may that's motivating many of these protesters ironically the chances of a no deal breaks it may have diminished in the last few days. this week britain's independent economic full cost set a new deal breaks it would plunge the economy into recession next year and chancellor philip hammond has hinted he would vote against his own good. limits to
stop or no deal scenario was when some cabinet colleagues rebelled in a comedy vote which effectively stops the prime minister suspending parliament in the run up to the brics it deadline at the end of october still the threat remains real for these marches and with an early election a real possibility they want the politicians to listen to the barber al-jazeera london. plans more still to come on the news hour including. we meet some of the caracas former sandinista revolutionaries to find out if they think their country has changed for the better. continue threats for endangered species india's floods claimed lives or protected animals and in sports irish machine larry hits a course record at the open championships but one hands on the famous classic challenge.
thousands of supporters approach china grips have held a rally in hong kong organizers say was to condemn violent acts during recent protests and to show support for hong kong's police mcbride's reports. in a city more used to protest against its government this day belong to the pro establishment camp thousands turned out for a so-called safeguard hong kong rally calling for unity in a city that's become deeply divided and angered by pro-democracy demonstrators a minority of whom have turned to violence. if you break the law you go to jail they chant. among the government supporters this local business association worried the continuing on rest is hurting hong kong's economy. and we are one can people but we've seen on t.v. a lot of people coming out because of the chaos and we need to protect our home we
need to. create more positive energy but as well as people from hong kong it was clear many protesters were being brought in as organized groups from mainland china still they would argue as a chinese city they have the right to defend it and it's in battled police force accused by protesters of using brutality to break up largely peaceful demonstrations far from using excessive force these people say the police have shown remarkable restraint against hostile demonstrators and have paid a heavy price in terms of officers injured it comes amid reports that morale in the police force is also suffering and on saturday news of a new threat as this standoff continues police show off a cache of weapons they say they seized in a raid on a warehouse unit that included a large quantity of an explosive often used in bomb making along with material
linked to the movement opposed to a proposed extradition law that's now been suspended at the moment we're still investigating the motive. of that al fences and whether the explosives what other uses of that explosive we're still investigating with no concrete evidence to prove that it is relating not relating to the incident the tomorrow he's referring to is sunday which will see another big rally by the pro-democracy groups still angry at what they see is the growing influence from mainland china rob mcbride al jazeera. the u.s. has used the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing to announce a new nasa space capsule is ready for future manned missions vice president mike pence was joined by the son of neil armstrong the 1st man to set foot on the main and astronauts buzz aldrin and the apollo 11 launch site in florida penn says the
artemis one mission will put americans back on the moon by 2024. or celebrations are being held to mark the moments neil armstrong stepped off the eagle lunar lander more julan on to the moon surface on june 20th 1901 more than half a 1000000000 people around the world chintan so watch the events for russell and jordan joins us now live from the smithsonian air and space museum in washington d.c. where those celebrations are being held in oslo and celebrations of past achievements but i firmly on the future. very much an eye on the future and there is a real sense of excitement not just here at the air and space museum in washington but really around the world this was a moment when you didn't have cable television or satellite television news you
just had 3 networks here in the united states the b.b.c. in the united kingdom and very small t.v. stations elsewhere and yet it seemed that for that one night everyone stopped to watch a member of humanity do something that it never been done before which was to set foot on the nearest celestial body the moon of course people were entranced by it it inspired a generation of people to pursue careers in engineering and in aerospace and to try to become astronauts themselves of course all of this is happening even as there is a docking right now at the international space station where people from various nations are conducting ongoing research and also promoting a sense of unity to talk to us about this idea of unity and what space exploration can actually do for culling ahead not just in the next 50 years but beyond that is
margaret white a camp she is the chief space history curator here at the air and space museum and she has been very much involved in trying to educate the general public about what apollo 11 meant and what the future of space history could be for all mankind margaret thanks so much for joining us here on al-jazeera oh ross i'm delighted to have you here and so many people coming out here to the national mall and really around the world to remember this moment in world history we came in peace for all mankind is what that plaque says and i think they really meant that as they were putting this landing together if the cliche is true that it really was a challenge dropping. moment are you already getting that sense from visitors to the museum that artemus 2024 could be another such moment for all of humanity i think one of the things to keep in mind is that the late sixty's were such
a contentious moment in the united states around the world europe everywhere and then in that moment around apollo 11 people really did come together to watch this and i think that we might have an echo of that with so much contention in our world politics where at the same time i think if we see a human being standing on another body on moon on mars people are going to be just as excited about that what do you think it would take to really get the public psyched that that we saw during the apollo missions there was the complete especially during the space shuttle era that we all sort of took it for granted it i think that the regularity of spaceflight has made it a little bit less notice than we would like it to be as you mentioned there was a soyuz mission today we've got 3 astronauts who are heading to the international space station that's been continually occupied since the year 2000 that's extraordinary and i think that when we get to the next generation when we think
about what might make that possible it's going to be really having a very clear goal and then having the manpower the woman power the excitement and the dedication to get it done we're really dedicated at the national air and space museum to inspiring that next generation who are going to be that artemis mars generation and finally margaret one thing that we have seen especially in recent years are astronauts coming from smaller countries from the middle east there was the young man from south africa who sadly just passed away a few weeks ago but had the ambition and had the expectation that he was going to go to the space station people coming from east asia what is it going to takes really make this a universal mission. i think we're already seeing that with the number of really active human spaceflight programs that are around the world in japan in the middle east in the u.s. as well as in russia and so the more people that this becomes open to the better
education that we have feeding more people into it i think you really do start to see that diversity of talent being tapped for this kind of a big purpose. we'll leave it there mark replied a camp of the national air and space museum thanks so much for joining us here on al-jazeera. so hollowed we will let you know in the next couple of hours they're going to replay that moment when neil armstrong stepped off the eagle and onto the moon surface and they're going to rebroadcast that so that all the people on earth can actually see that moment when humanity actually left this planet and lived at least just for a few moments on another body and i'll be looking forward to that thank you very much indeed roslyn jordan there. reaching for the main was the mark of a superpower and defined the space race between the u.s. and the soviet union and 50 years later the elite club of nations with lunar ambitions has expanded the state bar explains the u.s.
space agency nasa wants humans back there as soon as possible the 1st new mission could be a soon as 2024 on the construction of a lunar base could begin 4 years later it's estimated nasa will need $20.00 to $30000000000.00 in january china made history by landing the china 4 on the mysterious far side of the moon it's still there collecting samples that help us understand how the moon came to be india is also on track to becoming a major space power is chandrayaan one over to the main back in 2008 and confirm the existence of ice the new poles it also wants to launch chandrayaan to destination the south pole of the main the 1st human made machine to. well as we mentioned earlier in the past our 2 astronauts and cosmonauts a blasted off into space and docks with the international space station only one of
the crew members 53 year old alexander's court so was born at the time of the moon landing of the space station has been orbiting the earth since 1998 and is a rare example of cooperation between russia and the west still to come on al-jazeera the physical therapists changing lives in the field one step at a time. and in sports algeria are given a hero's welcome as they returned home after being crammed into the champions of african football. hello there we have been telling you all about this dangerous heat that's been building a hole so central northern regions of the u.s. on right the way across towards the northeast the cloud is on its way this is
actually ushering some cooler abbott also bringing with it some rain so the temperatures will really begin to subside certainly had off into sunday and by monday as well so look at some of these temperatures 25 in chicago 26 in minneapolis meanwhile ahead of this rain we've got a very warm day in new york at 35 but remember this heat we're talking about it's not just the actual temperature it's how it feels because it's about the humidity says a lot of that in the picture is very warm moist air is pushing across and then as we head into monday there's the rain the temperatures even across the northeast the mid atlantic beginning to come down but look at i mean about these temperatures behind so 22 in chicago on monday that's actually 7 degrees below the average it does come back up again and then you can see in kansas city a simple story about 5 degrees below the average that rain training right the way down towards the gulf of mexico and then from there we had to further to south wales the caribbean and we've got want to see showers fairly heavy rains that time across the areas of hispaniola samus stories they had off into monday and actual
monday fairly widespread rains in particular to southern mexico with the high the of 20 celsius. we have a newsgathering team here there is a 2nd term and they're all over the world and they do a fantastic job when information is coming in very quickly all at once you've got to be able to react to all the changes and al-jazeera we adapt to that.
my job is is to break it all down and we held the view i understand it makes sense of it. this is al-jazeera quick to write off the top stories for you this hour the u.k. foreign secretary jeremy hunt says warning of dangers to international shipping after a british flags tanker was seasoned straight off her moves once called it a hostile axons is expected to announce further measures against iran on monday. or
weighs on german airlines of tons or have suspended flights to egypt's capital cairo citing security concerns would be a suspension will last 7 days their line has given no details but was prompted the move. and thousands of people have rallies in london and a march against leaving the european union the man to become the next prime minister organizers say they want to send a pro europe message to boris johnson about to take over from to beas may next week . well let's get more now on our top story and the escalating tension in the gulf friday's seizure of the british flag tanker fals weeks of high profile international incidents on may 13th for oil tankers were damaged by explosions off the coast of the u.a.e. the united states accused iran of sabotage a claim iran strongly denies while month later it happens again 2 tankers were reportedly targeted in the gulf of oman and iranian vessel rescued the cruise but
the u.s. accuses the iranians of attaching mines to the ships just 6 days later iran shot down a u.s. drone that it says violated its airspace the u.s. says the drone was over international waters and on july 4th british marines seized on a rainy and tanker off the coast of gibraltar in the western mediterranean britain says the ship was carrying oil to syria in violation of the sanctions the iranians we won't call that piracy and when july 10th the british navy chased away 3 iranian vessels it says were threatening a british tanker and then on thursday the u.s. claimed it shot down and iranian drawn threatening one of its warships in the region iran denies these claims and next day iran's revolutionary guards seize the u.k. flag stana imperial saying it violated maritime laws there ron says it was simply up holding international mars and more when it sees the vessel those jabari has
more now from to her own. their winnings have said that those tanker had turned off the tracking devices and it was not responding to any communications that were trying to be made with the crew onboard the iranian society decided to seize this vessel because they said it was traveling in the wrong maritime direction and also it was not responding to any of the calls they seize this vessel and took it to the nearby support city of bandar past where the 23 crew members are now still there waiting to be questioned by the authorities the foreign ministers of our 3 friends also commented saying that this is a very very different incident the revolutionary guard was simply upholding international maritime law by seizing this vessel and it is not comparable to what the british navy did in the strait of gibraltar by seizing the iranian oil tanker grace one on july 4th the foreign minister has stressed that the ship will have to go through the proper legal channels in iran before it can be released or iran's
foreign minister jabbered serif is blaming the u.s. for increasing tension in the gulf region and beyond a new wave stream one sided adventurism from the united states as the main theme of the challenge that we all face in one way or another is undermining the rule of law at the international level that's threatening peace and stability all around the world in different ways. there have been explosions across yemen's rebel held capital of sana'a after a string of. led airstrikes so the media say the coalition jet fighters targeted military camps across the city destroying air defenses and missile storage sites have been your ports of casualties this follows a series of drone attacks from yemen's rebels targeting airports in the south of saudi arabia. lebanon's sunni political establishment has concerns that constitutional powers given to the prime minister are being
undermined by politicians allied to iran the prime minister's post is reserved for their community as part of a 6 tarion perishing agreements the tie if accord signed in 1989 established a political system under which the president must be a maronite christian the prime minister a sunni muslim and the speaker of parliament a shia muslim but that delicate power balance is on their strained prime minister saad hariri is in a weak position since his party lost seats in last year's general election lebanon sunni politicians accuse the leader of the largest christian party under seal and says our hezbollah of undermining the powers given to the sunni prime minister or regional rivalry between saudi arabia and iran has also changed the balance of power in lebanon as in a hotter reports. the ground persil is at the center of lebanon's latest political crisis here's the foreign minister and also the son in law of the
president the head of a christian political party and along with his ally hezbollah he controls parliament and cabinet and some accuse him of using those powers to undermine the country's sectarian based power sharing system all of the news approach in politics is an assault on the status quo which was founded by the court some are seen as trying to find his place for a strong question leda. christians once dominated lebanon's politics the civil war changed that the time of accord 1989 remove powers from the christian president and gave them to the sunni muslim prime minister but steel's free patriotic movement party say they are claiming back what is rightfully theirs we have what we have in terms of parliamentary presentation representation. presentation so it's just that we're taking our part in the system before
christians were marginalized so this very very very powerful or. that was going to others. prime minister sidle had is in a weak position he lost parliamentary seats in last year's elections partly due to a new elec torah law that critics say favor his rivals and his traditional ally saudi arabia has lost influence here saudi arabia played a key role in brokering betov agreement which was named after the saudi city where it was signed a lot has changed since relations between lebanon and saudi arabia have been strained by the growing political influence of the iranian backed hezbollah and its allies in lebanon hezbollah was not a political actor 1st signed and its ally father in law president michel aoun refused to recognize the deal and was forced into exile me which is a huge crisis it's not easy to make changes to the type of court it was the outcome of 15 years of war and any amendment could start another war which no one wants.
but there is already a new reality and it won't be easy to shift the new balance of power in lebanon. beirut. the governing sounds in east of horsey is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revolution that toppled dictator on the stand. it made ripples around the world and was a claims by many but amid a brutal crackdown against the opposition there are questions about what that revolution has actually achieved john homan has more. this week 40 years ago in nicaragua to take to the un sundanese to rebels who toppled him at the chance to remake the country did lofty ideals education and health care for an end to crippling inequality and to the brutality of the outgoing regime 40 years later. we're asking some of those who took part in that revolution how things have turned out as a young man cullen spring is was
a senior sandinista commander but now in his sixty's he's just spent 11 months in prison after protesting against former comrade and now president daniel ortega. when he says that he's become what they feel again still see this i am going to you know there's no sector that hasn't been attacked for its political position so we've gone backwards in journalism in social and economic order it's an imperial aggressive punitive government. and the repression is get worse it's mass protests began last year hundreds arrested civil society groups some pressure down tens of thousands fleeing to neighboring costa rica it's a far cry from the hope of 15 year old holds a feeling of a hill fell when she joined the sundanese to successful literacy crusade teaching those in remote areas to read it off to be original advances she says education's been hijacked for political gain. the big problem is that successive
governments the revolutionary one and those who came after to the present try to use education to get their political ideas across to change the story today adversion and to have. it for the country's poor has also been tight political patronage but here the sundanese to government has achieved more says next up and down your vice minister of planning in the early years and now a noted economist or not said it on the air this government has been as close with the poor as the previous 3 governments were with the rich that's very clear and it was aided by something that doesn't exist not the oil funds from venezuela 40 percent of those loans went towards reducing poverty. with the loans drying up and the current political turmoil fuelling an economic crisis of a done deal says those advances against poverty are being pay. but not all of the failures or successes of the last 40 years can be tied to the sandinista front
there have been 3 other administrations between their times in power but the growing of thora tarion isn't in the brutal crackdown on protests with all that brought with it has to be laid squarely at their duel. the question is if that rather than the early tribes will in the end define the sound of these things don't hold it out does it or when our. at least 39 people have died as a result of the monsoon rains and flooding in northeast india millions of others have been forced from their homes but won't life is also at risk in india as a cancer on the national park cool to the largest population of the protected one horned rhino more than 100 animals have died the tour again in the reports. marooned on what looks like an island these one horned rhinos in buffalo have no choice but to wait for the floodwaters to recede they've taken refuge on one of 33 art.