it is a very special country with incredible people but based on prime minister mehta fredrickson projects and comments that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of greenland i will be postponing meeting scheduled in 2 weeks for another time the prime minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the united states and denmark by being so direct i thank her for that and i look forward to reshuffling some time in the future and the danish prime minister spoke just a short time ago in copenhagen saying she's disappointed in terms decision to call off this trip at discussion. however i've been very gracious about a potential sale of greenland this has clearly been rejected by. a position that i hear of course. this does not change the capture of our good relations and we will of course from denmark continue our
dialogue with the u.s. on how we can develop our cooperation and deal with the many common challenges we are facing. well for more on this let's bring in the white house correspondent kimberly hall could kimberly our julie this is quite a measured response both from donald trump and from the prime minister as a self herself in terms of a diplomatic incident is this really a big thing are we making more of it than than actually is. i think the initial shock led many people to believe this was perhaps a larger diplomatic spat but the bottom line remains that this is an important strategic relationship for the united states as well as denmark and so as a result given their partnership particularly when it comes to nato that this is something that i think the 2 sides will be able to weather through but it certainly did catch a number of staff at the white house off guard including the u.s.
ambassador because this was a scheduled meeting set to take place september 2nd a 3rd of the preparations were underway and then there was this abrupt cancellation but it's not the 1st time that we've seen donald trump inject his background as a real estate developer into diplomacy in fact we've seen it a lot on display in recent months and years as he's tried to work out a deal with the north korean leader kim jong il and he's repeatedly trying to sell the enticement of economic prosperity opening up the opportunity for real estate north korea if there is a willingness to give up nuclear weapons so it seems to be donald trump's default setting it's his muscle memory he spent his entire professional career as a real estate developer in new york and that's how he approaches diplomacy in a very transactional sort of way and as you security i mean it did raise eyebrows when there when the suggestion was 1st made but there is a history to this is that this is the 1st time the u.s. has attempted to make some sort of bid for greenland. absolutely and donald trump
himself injected humor into this that made people chuckle because it did seem so absurd he seemed to be having fun with it on twitter he posted a picture of sort of a desolate space in greenland and said i promise not to do this to greenland putting in the picture there was a very tall sort of garish trump tower with trump and blazed on the top very gold and obviously an odd juxtaposition but you're right historically in terms of the 1st president to make the suggestion of this type of sale because not only does the united states have interest because of the vast untapped natural resources of greenland but also there has been a bid to do it in the past in 1906 under us president harry truman and also the 100 years before that right after the united states had just purchased alaska in this particular case why is u.s. president on top interested well there are some strategy involved particularly when
it comes to defense there is an airbase located there and is home or is utilized by the u.s. air force space command as well as north american aerospace defense command so presumably in the context of discussions about security with the white house staff donald trump got it into his head that perhaps the united states would find things easier if they could just buy greenland and solve many of the problems of negotiating and working out defense coordination and again this goes back to donald trump's background as a real estate developer that's how he thinks and that's how he approaches every aspect of his presidency committee thanks very much and. well betty more ahead in the news including profiting from war new figures reveal the extent of u.k. arms sales to the. coalition fighting in yemen joy and relief as refugees and migrants land in italy after a 3 week long standoff at sea we're going to have an update and in sport thinking outside of the box we're going to tell you how the shipping containers will become
part of the 1st reusable world cup stadium. testers are back on the streets of hong kong after a sit in at a train station activists wearing black have flooded into un long station to commemorate the attacks that put on protesters that happened in july these are live pictures from the station earlier on we saw the some of the protesters firing off. the fire extinguishers and apparently coating the floor in oil in order to try to prevent the police from moving forward. all those scenes for the demonstration in front of the british consulate in hong kong there appealing for the release of consulate worker simon chang china's foreign ministry has confirmed he's being detained on the mainland the ministry says he'll spend 15 days and what it calls
administrative detention jan went missing on august the 9th while in a business trip to the city of sendai. china hasn't provided for the details about the detention but its foreign ministry is urging the u.k. to stop interfering. so you know. this u.k. consulate employee is a hong kong citizen he is not a u.k. citizen in other words that means he's chinese so it's entirely in internal matter for china so with regard to the recent series of mistaken comments the u.k. has made regarding hong kong china has openly expressed its stern position we want to once again urge the u.k. to stop making indiscreet remarks and stop stirring up trouble on the hong kong issue and scotland has more from beijing. the ministry of foreign affairs here in beijing on wednesday confirming that simon chang is in detention something that's called public security administration detention down in shin gen that's a border town just across from hong kong we know that a part of this detention is 15 days they can be extended there's no indication that
that's going to happen just yet we know maximum is at this stage 15 days so that should be a couple of days before simon has been released by the police ministry of foreign affairs spokesman saying any details about the specific case need to come from the police themselves and kind of passing that off to them you know what's interesting he went on to say that he is a chinese national. so this is an internal matter and he said that they've been irresponsible comments coming from the united kingdom and officials there about this case and that they should just essentially saying mind their own business now this is kind of an ongoing theme with how the chinese administration has been handling with hong kong situation these protests over the last several weeks that there's been international western meddling so obviously feeling this is an opportunity to make a comment about the situation with this detention and hoda abdel-hamid words that the support for simon chang in hong kong simon chen is a hong kong or who holds
a british national overseas passport about 3000000 of them congress have a similar passport we know from his girlfriend that all this he went to change and for a business trip and he was supposed to return that same day on his way back in the evening he was on a high speed train several messages with his girlfriend the last one was around 10 pm in which she said that he was about to cross back into hong kong we also know from a statement issued from his family that he was held at the west train station it is actually on hong kong territory but it is manned by chinese immigration officials only shanny's officials operating. in hong kong now this goes really right at the heart of what protesters have been calling for over the past 3 months that much contested extradition bill that they want to see with drone one of the
protesters here was saying this is it this could happen to any one of us being picked up by chinese officials and then we don't know what happens to the family of the child simon chen says that they had they hired a lawyer in change and he went around 3 different detention centers but no sign of simon now the protesters here are actually in front of the british consulate because they're calling on the u.k. government to put pressure on the hong kong authorities to try to resolve this issue and also to put pressure on the authorities in beijing to try to say where it is. why is he held and what will happen to. any $100.00 refugees and migrants have spent their 1st night in weeks on dry land up to the rescue boat docked in italy the prosecutor ordered it to be seized ending a standoff between the spanish charity operating the ship and the italian
government hardline migration policies are amongst the issues at the heart of its of these leadership crisis which forced prime ministers up in quantity to resign song and video has more from the italian island of lampedusa. several e.u. member countries have agreed to take on the nearly $100.00 or so people who are on board the open arms vessel that would be spain portugal luxembourg and france they have been willing to take them on and so they will now be able to claim asylum in those countries as well the prosecutor did immediately order the disembarkation after having visited the vessel and saw for himself the state the condition that the vessel was in which we are told that were were in poor hygiene conditions as well as the very fragile condition of the people on board both physically and mentally as well but there is also another ship is not too far away
circling the sister island of lampedusa the island of the noise it has been circling the area for several days now with $356.00 people on board this is already another cause for concern because they will have to at some point go to adopt for a safe landing they have already requested that an executive with the european commission has already called out the e.u. member states to show compassion and try and so you could provide a solution with which these people can be taken on and given the opportunity to seek asylum in e.u. member countries but of course this is all part of the process which has been happening in these islands here even though the interior minister met there salvini has said that he has banned these landings from taking place the reality of the of the matter is that they keep turning up while there are people who are desperate to try and escape the conditions that they found themselves in libya they will do anything they can. possible to try and find safety in the european union country
the u.n. special envoy to yemen martin griffin this has arrived in sun which is controlled by rebels on tuesday griffiths told the u.n. security council that yemen was at risk of falling apart if an agreement to end the conflict was not. found urgently elsewhere in yemen prost protesters have been out on the streets of thais in the southwest there showing their support for the internationally recognized government of president out to everyone so hadi that opposed to the takeover of the port city of aden by u.a.e. back to separatists the u.s. military is investigating reports that one of its drones was shot down by who the rebels in yemen who thin say they attacked them on problems of the capital sanaa a spokesman for the who says the missile used was developed locally. and you reports revealed that the british government has sold billions of dollars worth of arms to the saudi led coalition in yemen since 2015 london based campaign against
the arms trade says the u.k. has made 7 point $6000000000.00 worth of sales to the coalition and it comes after the british court of appeal ruled that the sales were unlawful because the government hadn't properly assess the risk to civilians the united nations says yemenis are facing the worst humanitarian crisis in the world more than 20000000 people don't have access to food and more than 3000000 suffer from acute malnutrition. well andrew smith is media coordinator for a campaign against on trade he's joining us now from glasgow in the united kingdom thank you very much indeed for being with us i want to ask you about a clarification if you wouldn't mind the u.s. court of appeal a cake court of appeal had ruled that the sales were unlawful because the government hadn't properly assess the risk to civilians but if i understand it correctly there was evidence submitted to the u.k. government that the saudi led coalition had covered up human rights abuses in yemen where does the fault lie when it comes to assessing what the what the eventual
outcome of these arms sales is going to be. but the full ultimately lies with government because on paper u.k. arms export trade is very strict it says for if it is a clear risk it weapons might be used in a c.d.s. violation of international humanitarian law from an arms sales shouldn't go ahead now since 2015 sadia led coalition has been accused of some of the most serious possible violations of international humanitarian law they have bombed schools hospitals and homes is created for the worst humanitarian crisis in the world and yet the government has continued the arms sales and has licensed billions of dollars worth of arms sales since this war began i mean to you to you and i and the people watching this as a humanitarian crisis but to be arms companies it's a business opportunity and the government has done nothing to stop that so without wanted to be too simplistic about what is quite clearly a very complex situation how do you police something like this which of course is
not just involving the u.k. government but is involving many governments and many arms companies around the world. i think the 1st thing which has to be asked is for risk of these weapons being used to violate international humanitarian law and when reports from the united nations from amnesty international from a number of the most respected n.g.o.s in the world have all failed and that this a delayed coalition has been routinely violating international humanitarian law and that should be a cause for concern instead for u.k. government and of arms dealing governments have done everything they can to maximize the sales and next month the u.k. is hosting cia arms fair which is one of the biggest arms fairs in the world and being tired of this idea that coalition are being invited to london to buy weapons that is not the same if the government is taking its obligations seriously that is the same for the government there is preaching arms company profits over human lives the u.k. government and arms companies would say that they are in the business of selling
arms as long as they do not cross the lines that you have specifically mentioned but if a conflict then develops into a widespread humanitarian crisis their argument would be that they can't be held responsible for the arms that they have already sold being used by the end users in that humanitarian crisis there seems to be a very significant gray area how do you think that can be cleared up if that development happens into a humanitarian issue. ultimately these arms feel should never have been allowed in the 1st pleased to say the regime which is by far the largest buyer in the world of u.k. weapons it is also one of the most repressive dictatorships anywhere in the world today and it is a dictatorship which is committed to trial cities into pieces against saudi people for decades these arms sales are not just a sign of military support they've been a saying of political support for regime the u.k. government should start from a position of
a denial of all arms exports to regimes of poor human rights records and that should have ought at that should automatically bar arms exports to say to your abs to united arab emirates and to the other regimes which are taking part in this terrible war because ultimately the arms which are being approved today we don't know how a very going to be used in the future but by selling billions and billions of planes worth of weapons already in for bottled fees weapons could be used in atrocities for decades to come and isthmus from the campaign against the arms trade we appreciate your time thank you very much indeed. still ahead on al-jazeera i'm the clock reporting from valan dam in the netherlands on efforts being made to combat europe's largest illegal wildlife trade. and we are in argentina for a look at a theatre show that's in lightning audience is in total darkness. and after 12 years in munich find out which club lured frank robbery away that's coming up with peter his forte.
halliwell turkeys about to enjoy some good downpours but virtually nowhere else on this chart you can't see very much in satellite picture except behind my head and that arc is pretty obvious and would suggest a good circulation of thunderstorms which will be there thursday and less so on friday keeping anchor at about $26.00 degrees clearly is hotter further south and further east $34.00 interest more reasonable $44.00 in baghdad still considered to be on the high side particularly if you head size by kuwait were in the high forty's and consistently just the south of kuwait we've seen 5152 degrees or seems extraordinary because we are ready to report however in the city itself by 42 a bag has cooling gently but it is hot this beyond even this time of the year he will see has been high from bahrain circut out towards the u.a.e.
in the last few days it seems still to be about high would temps below 40 that sort of the clue drier inland riyadh's at $44.00 and record force 2 and tide free effectively with the exception of somalia still the edge of the southwest monsoon is there 27 degrees could if you're lucky give you some decent drizzle and of course the green surroundings southern africa all my whole is looking fine with cape town reflecting 20. after years of war and famine a dramatic transformation is emerging. al-jazeera goes on a journey with 4 diverse ethiopians to tell inspirational stories and immerse us into me into van lines i was a force to change the position of the tube systems i was so focused the friends of
my ethiopian coming soon on al-jazeera. it looks ugly and sounds ugly and scares people from america's high streets to mexico's on the wilds we control the seaside and who controls the other side people in power follows the smuggling route and test the ease of acquiring untraceable weapons on american soil the weapon that was designed for war and it took you about 5 minutes to buy at. america's gowns mexico's cartel on al jazeera congressman are you interested in stopping crime. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour 10 of the 11 members of sudan's newly
created sovereign council have been sworn in general abdel fatah the previous head of the military joined as its 1st. 2 people have been killed in the 1st gun battle since the locked up in indian administered kashmir began indian police say an officer and a rebel fighter were killed in the bottom of the district. just as in hong kong are rallying into the night they gathered in a train station to commemorate an attack on demonstrators in july earlier protesters were held outside the u.k. consulate to demand the release of a worker detained on the mainland. the case of a british flag oil tankers seized by to iran months ago is making its way through iranian courts there's been speculation the stana in paddle could be freed after gibraltar a british territory released on a rain fly tanker however iranian said the 2 cases. meanwhile
a strain that has joined a u.s. led mission to protect shipping in the strait of hormuz. said big has more from bonded out the us and the strait of hormuz where they stand and paddle is believed to be dogged. the stent in peril was seized by a ring and revolutionary guards back in july 19th 2 weeks after british royal marines seized the iranian tanker off the shore of gibraltar now iran says this wasn't true although it's widely believed iran says the imperiled was violating international maritime regulations they say the ship was turned off its track is to avoid iranian forces they have changed direction in the strait but also had collided with a fishing boat now there have been some indications from the rain in the thirty's that that vessel could now be released after the iranian vessel was released by the gibraltar authorities now the foreign ministry spokesperson said that the courts are looking at the issue and he hoped that it would be released soon now that will go some way in reducing the tensions between iran and the united kingdom but there still is that issue of the u.s.
led naval coalition which has said it will join the you know the strait in prime minister scott morrison has said that they've been concerned about recent incidents in the gulf including those tankers that were mysteriously attacked that the united states and its allies blame iran for iran denies this you also said that there was this a destabilizing behavior that threatens the interests australian interests in the region now iran will be opposed to this they've been opposed to foreign intervention and foreign presence in the region they believe that the country's a fully capable of providing security and stability in the strategic location of the strait of her most where 20 percent of the world's oil passes through and just between its most narrow points between iran and oman is just 33 kilometers wide and the and the shipping lanes are 3 kilometers wide and iran said that they oppose the u.s. presence there the u.s. 5th fleet is here that u.k. has 2 warships and a stray yes committed to a frigate a surveillance and patrol plane as well as military personnel and europe is
fundamentally opposed to europe to join this coalition in fact germany said everything should be done to avoid escalation in the region and that's because europe is trying to save the 2050 nuclear deal which united states unilaterally pulled out of sanctions against iran and the fear is that the increased military presence in the region could lead to a miscalculation and a conflict. the u.s. envoy to north korea says his country is prepared to resume nuclear talks visiting south korea stephen baghran said they're just waiting to hear from north korea discussions have been stalled since u.s. president donald trump's failed summit with kim jong un in vietnam last february and. japan and south korea have agreed to maintain dialogue to restore diplomatic ties over a dispute about forced labor relations soured after the south korean supreme court ordered some japanese firms to compensate korean war time workers but his speech had an impact on trade with seoul boycotting of japanese products and services
tokyo has tightened rules around south korean exports. nigeria's president mohamed has sworn in $43.00 ministers of his new cabinet it's almost 3 months since bihari began his 2nd term and 6 months after he was reelected the president took the opportunity to assign a ministerial roles but he chose to keep the keep petroleum portfolio to himself nigeria is africa's top producer of crude oil al-jazeera as muhammad oddo has more from. swearing in ceremony for the nigerian cup when it comes 84 days to the day president obama was sworn in for his 2nd arm he says he needed even more time but faced a lot of pressure from officials of his own party will felt that any further delays of naming the cup you know it would have a knock on effect on the budgeting process and also the entire government
operations at present one has said he wanted a good mix of technocrats and politicians in his cabinet to ensure that not only progress achieved in the 1st time is built on but also his legacy is also protected t.v. says a lot of the challenges here among them is security these these massive fighting going on in the middle belt of nigeria between farmers and. pastoralist and along ethnic groups which has created not only the displacement of clouds of people but the deaths of hundreds in the past few years and this. continued problem and also these kidnapped people frustrated and employed nigeria's taking matters into their own hands and kidnapping people for once a month then they say boko haram which has not been defeated yet and of course all of it which has pledged it's
a little too eisel which has been the cause of some of the wost in the north part of the country in recent months of course all these problems has created some sort of disappointment among men in the judeans with some only calling for a revolution but also protesting for that the most senior member of the roman catholic church to be found guilty of sex offenses has lost his appeal against conviction and. cardinal george pell a former vatican treasurer was jailed in march for abusing 2 choirboys years ago alexey o'brien has more. arriving at court cardinal george pell was taken in through a door away from the racing crowds there was no room inside for everyone the court packed with other survivors of abuse by the catholic church and tell supporters. oh oh you. 7 know me inside the verdict was read has
a pale face and a 6 year jail term for abusing 2 quiet boys when he was a ship of melbourne in the ninety's would stand justice maxwell and i accepted the prosecution's technician that the complainant was a very compelling witness was clearly not a lawyer was not a fantasy and was a witness of truth. pal is the highest ranking catholic worldwide to be convicted of child sex offenses he was once the vatican's treasurer and one of the pope's closest advisers probably that did not go to his lawyers had argued that the jury's verdict was unreasonable based on the evidence and that the jury relied too much on the account of the only surviving victim through his lawyer that victim said he was relieved by the court's decision it is 4 years since i reported to the police the criminal process has been stressful the journey has taken me to places that in my darkest moments i feared i would not return from x.
5 and we are now also taking her to the lake and we have now you'd see the glorious niagara on the. the basic and has acknowledged the decision and says it's committed to pursuing those who have broken the law as the proceedings continue to develop the holy see recalls that the cardinal has always maintained his innocence throughout the judicial process and it is his right to appeal to the high court. but survivors advocates say the catholic church needs to prove its taking clergy abuse seriously. you think of all the children who were abused who had crimes committed on the main catholic off beaches and children times and think. they will they may be digested never get the dying for he is going to rot in a cell he will then rot in hell and eyesight farewell pal. pal won't
be eligible for parole until 2022 when he's 81. brian al jazeera. an unprecedented number of wildfires have been recorded in brazil's amazon rain forest this year nearly 73000 were detected between january and august president jebel sonando has been criticized for his environmental policies that have accelerated deforestation many madeon is the coordinator for forests and biodiversity at the friends of the earth international and she says that corporate interests in the amazon rain forest are being protected by political power in brazil. internationally everywhere we see as the extreme right is really links to the interests of and corporate interests at once to sell more products that want to have more access stall door environmental places and we see this especially very very strong in brazil where the corporate interests don't have access to more
agricultural land is really represented by also a novel we have heard earlier this year and minister of environmentalists. even even an environmental program president does not like to agree with the army don't use to criticize the agricultural production of developing countries and so what they released for them the amazon is there for business it's there for making profits it's their it's not their product in the environment and they are not or it about the international consequences and the consequences for the grocery itself at the same time they are interrupting our girl a normal processes as well as literally human rights of indigenous peoples which there are multiple in brazil and they are actually the ones who do normally protect the forests which the are just completely our clock in the situation in europe is at the heart of an illegal wildlife trade operation worth an estimated $4000000000.00 while the eels are being smuggled by gangs to asia in large
quantities are does it as nick clarke has more from valan than in the netherlands. in the halls of farming country in the netherlands you'll find the daily routines of agricultural life the perennial tending of pasta and stock but here too you'll find a different kind of farm where it's eels that in and grows one and a half 1000000 a year producing legally $250.00 tons of a national delicacy we grow them up to market size that's between 30. 2 on the grounds and then there are going live to the smoke house. mostly and all of. these eels life thousands of kilometers away deep in the saga in the atlantic ocean they drift on the gulf stream is elvas. to the s. trees of european rivers every year a legal quatre is caught for aquaculture to be grown on his adult eels for
consumption but that's where the unscrupulous strike it's estimated that $300000000.00 glass seals a year a trafficked to asia recent past have demonstrated the scale of the problem an illicit trade with billions the end result of smoked to unsuspecting consumers in japan china and beyond that are leaving europe to your o.e. each and one year later grown on in the $900.00 of china. that have a 10 fold increase in value so 300000000 eels 300000000 euro is one yes later that's 3000000000 euros this is the greatest crime model. over the centuries the lakeside town of valan down was made rich by email for xing but with the species now down to an estimated 10 percent of the original titles the industry has all but disappeared but poland may yet have
something to offer the fish that made it famous it may just be that to break the cycle of illicit trade you just need to crack the code of the life cycle here it's a privately funded laboratory trying to find out how to breathe the european ale from egg to adult something that has eluded science to this day the project here is focused on getting the reproduction of the european to make it available for now for humans so we need to represent you know in captivity so in that weekend you'll farms for it. the problem is replicating precisely what happens in the sawgrass ac and figuring out what the 11 i eat but once that sold the wild deal population need never be touched in the meantime the focus is on enforcement and international collaboration to take the pressure off this extraordinary species
across the dominican republic 3 time all star luis castillo was among 16 others implicated by authorities but he has not currently been detained and has the night any ties to the group on the field of new york here and he suffered a loss in a race to get to the postseason things started positively for the yankees with a solo run by gary sanchez in the 1st inning but then struck back to back home with a 6 to win his oakland's 1st in 6 games while it is a 2nd straight loss for you. football's governing body fever has cleared iraq to host world cup qualifying games in bars for iraq's match against hong kong on october the 10th is likely to be held at the $65000.00 seat a bus or a sports city stadium iraq haven't been able to play a competitive game on home soil since 20 levon because of security concerns in the country. if you all do qualify for their 1st world cup in 36 years they could find
themselves playing at a mobile impressive stadium in sustainability is a top priority for with eyes of the 2022 tournament going to take a look at the 1st fully really usable stadium being both. rising from the sand and the sea guitar's latest world cup stadium is coming to light one shipping container at a time sustainability is the main focus for those buildings that would stadium in doha all its components are recyclable and the life sized building blocks are right into port filled with all the materials that will eventually hold them together inside the stadium do you know that it's container stadium can you tell from the roman side they were north of. boxes which will have the finish of. the containers will be used to make up everything from the stadiums bathrooms
offices and restaurants but always with an eye on sustainability what we have from the very early stages and the design that every single component of the stadium with out of all of this to. hold the content of what. we consider from then i said to them the design. can be used. the project is expected to be finished by the end of next year once completed it will be the 1st fully dismantle fifo world cup stadium and one of 7 being built just for 2022. these are the 1st containers to arrive $92.00 of them just came in from china and a 1000 are expected in total after the world cup this stadium will be disassembled and these containers will be used to build another stadium somewhere else in the world it's truly a case of thinking outside the box. part of guitars bid for host. in the 2022 games
involved a plan to help another country develop its sporting facilities the 40000 seat stadium can be moved and splinted 2 or made into an arena could be a good opportunity for those countries to. utilize the whole facility that. guitar has already delivered one of its world cup the news is here. and walk up those behind the ask a block of wood project say it will cost 20 percent less than other traditional c.d.'s and piece by piece along doha's waterfront it's starting to come together harding al-jazeera. social media network will meet manchester united and the racism charity kick it out to discuss the racist abuse directed at paul pogba of the missed a penalty in united's draw with wolves on monday the races chancel the club and their former player full naval call for a possible boycott of social media twitter says
a racist behavior has no place on the platform these talks are likely to happen in the next few weeks according to the company. european clubs are doing some last minute deals before the transfer windows close italian club fiorentina have successfully lured from corroboree from munich after 12 seasons in germany he flew into florence on wednesday to join as a free agent. england's captain says he's team full of confidence going into the 3rd ashes test against australia despite them trailing one nil opening batsman jason roy's been cleared to play despite being hit on the head during practice thankfully wasn't struck by the bowling of joe for archer who sidelined australia's top player steve smith with concussion. he obviously just loved everything about last week you could see that conversations with him just wants to get out there and be a part of it make things happen and. it's very impressive trait for
a human to. tell us news now williams will be hoping to put last year's controversial u.s. open finals to may i mean osaka behind their super pays for the final major tournament of the season which begins on monday the 23 time grand slam champion has arrived in new york and took part in a promotional event on tuesday has been no word on the back injury that has forced her to withdraw from her last 2 events though also in attendance wimbledon champion simona halep who has the u.s. open crown in her sights. well it's going to be amazing to win more yourself when but i'm not thinking about that i'm just playing today big day by day and we would see in the end what is going to happen. and that's where we leave the sports news for now i'll be here again a little bit later with more peter thanks very much indeed now imagine all the sights and sounds of the theatre without the sights well that's what audiences are getting at argentina's
a blind theater which puts on shows in complete darkness had a visit and by the sounds. we think we know what it's like to be in darkness but we don't not complete darkness where all the lights have been extinguished the blind here to him whether cyrus provides that experience. we put the audience in a situation which normally the main stimulus is visual so this person is now disconnected from their phone another source of information for more than an hour having to concentrate solely on what is happening in front of them. but what does the one osiris going public to get from the darkness. it surprised me it was unique a sensation i hadn't expected it when you're in there it stimulates all your senses fabulous it wakes everything up smell hearing imagining things you can't see but can understand. many of the actors no other theater staff are blind or partially
sighted. the work is perfect for people with impaired vision i'm partially sighted for instance at 1st it was difficult to get used to total darkness but you do. we saw a production crew luce's la revolution on all lights the revolution a story of the big love during argentina's 19th century fight for independence there was plenty of sound the movement i felt the window my face and snot herb's and chocolate you have to learn how to live in darkness complete darkness 2 is the theatre slogan goes see what you can't see and then emerging into the light try to see life with different eyes. there is also a show for children and the pure musical experience of lying gourmet meal singing in a comedy on saturday 6 different shows how you feel. there is a feedback from the audience you feel
a development of their perception not just from their emotions but you feel their movements their palpitations even though you can't see the relationship is still there it's surprising what you can find in total darkness illumination perhaps to the senses that don't see. that they're all just one osiris. it's not often that pope francis has the spotlight taken off but that's exactly what happened during his wednesday audience address. your a incoming chary. this little girl managed to slip past security to join him on the stage in front of thousands of spectators at the vatican the pope signaled to his team to let me after he revealed she suffers from an unknown illness and used the occasion to appeal to people to help the suffering. we have all seen this beautiful girl very beautiful this poor girl is
a victim of an illness and she does not know what she is doing so i ask one thing that everyone respond with their heart. and that's it for me what matters and for this news. it looks ugly it sounds ugly and scares people from america's high streets to mexico's on the wild frequent hardesty side and who controls the other side people in power follows the smuggling route and test the ease of acquiring untraceable weapons on american soil the weapon that was designed for war and it took you about
5 minutes to buy it shows you true america's guns arming mexico's cutout on al jazeera congressman are you interested in stopping crime. you leave displaced children in this refugee camp the latest victims of the unending sectarian violence in central african republic among them are survivors of unspeakable violence 10 year olds in work as mother is dead her father is gone killed because they were christian by their own muslim neighbors this is the least you home an overcrowded refugee camp of 23000 people surrounded by armed militia groups celine wants answers she says she wants to be asking the questions and so we traded places inch took the microphone will we find peace how can we make the violence stop when will i be able to return home over 100 years ago britain and france made a secret deal to divide the middle east between the now we can dora in the 2nd
episode we explore the lasting effects of this agreement that there is a regional set to sikes because it's at those borders were drawn without consulting the people who have to live with the. psychs pekoe lines in the south on on just. new era dawns as a civilian and military council replacing. also coming up. on the agenda as british prime minister voters johnson meets in germany . on his 1st official visit abroad. confirms it's detained
a british consulate staff member from hong kong accusing him of violating public security laws. and why deforestation is being blamed for a growing number of wildfires in the brazilian. 10 of the 11 members of sudan's newly created sovereign council have been sworn in to lead until elections which can be held within 3 years general abdel fatah. the previous head of sudan's military. as chairman the governing body will have 5 members each from the military and the opposition coalition as well as a civilian representative agreed to by both sides has the latest from ca to. what happened next is the appointment of an executive from the prime minister which is already. there he had. to appoint.
a really security therefore they cannot. appoint members. appointment of the judiciary they're saying that people here on the ground are saying that this judiciary that will be appointed by the forces of freedom and change should be independent should be non-partial and should be able to deliver justice and accountability they say that's why they've been protesting for months and that's why they give legitimacy and authorization for the forces of freedom and chain to prevent them in the talks to form the transitional government and if no independent judiciary is formed then they will take to the streets once again because the concerns and demands. boris johnson has arrived in berlin on his 1st trip to germany as british prime minister brags it is set to dominate to the agenda
as he means german chancellor angela merkel jones is expected to reiterate that the u.k. by leaving be by the october deadline is called on both germany and france to compromise on bragg's it. one of the main stumbling blocks is discussions over a possible so-called hard border between northern ireland which is part of the u.k. and the republic of ireland which is part of the european union let's cross over to dominic kane our correspondent who's live for us in berlin if i understand it correctly dominic both sides have been taking an increasingly tough stance ahead of this meeting what's the atmosphere going to be do you think. well in the 1st instance troubles you saying that his 1st time in berlin and british prime minister it will be a getting to know you session as it were from
a certain perspective for boris johnson the prime minister and angela merkel the chancellor but the one thing that won't have changed is angela merkel's position regarding the agreement that the european union that she and other e.u. leaders made with mr johnson's previous reason may they won't reopen that now regarding the irish question the water that you were mentioning that the fact that nobody wants to see a hard order brought back on the island of ireland well anglo-american has said that she might be open to a practical arrangement which would see no harm which could be brought in via the existing good friday agreement will that be enough for boris johnson the british prime minister as you say he is adamant that when breaks it happens that there has to be the end of. this backstop the arrangement that was in the agreement his predecessor agreed with the e.u. have to see whether there will be movement there but of course this is the 1st time
that they have to have met as heads of their respective government of those dominic boris johnson back in the u.k. has been facing a lot of criticism from a variety of opponents of boats is apparently terminations to as they say go for a no deal bragg's it at all costs and they say that they will attempt to undermine that that's going to have an effect on the amount of leverage that he might be able to bring when he's talking to european leaders like angle or merkel isn't it. yes very much so remember that this this this leg of his european visit as it were is the 1st one he will be going on france to meet a manual can the french president and the french government has said he believes that a no deal brags that is the most likely scenario remember that sort of repeating effectively what the merkel government of the german government has already said that they are preparing for what they consider to be the most likely scenario
a no deal brags that the french and the germans well they say that you couldn't put a cigarette paper between the 2 governments regarding their position these are. the withdrawal agreement that they believe they negotiated in good faith with mr johnson's predecessor with to reason may the other thing to say here is increasingly the attitude amongst critical commentators amongst political parties is that they are sorry to see the united kingdom leave the e.u. but well they don't want the u.k. leaving the e.u. to damage the european union and they have to consider the european union as their 1st priority so clearly you have the sense here while that they're getting close to what you might call the last chance saloon the question would be will there be movement from the 2 leaders today dominic thanks very much indeed. protesters are back on the streets of hong kong after a sit in at a train station activists wearing black and flooded into the station to commemorate
the attacks and protesters that happened in july. and all those things followed another demonstration in front of the british consulate in hong kong they're appealing for the release of consulate worker simon chang china's foreign ministry has confirmed he's being detained on the mainland the ministry says he'll spend 15 days in what it calls administrative detention chang went missing on august the 9th on a business trip to the city of shenzhen china hasn't provided for the details about the detention but its foreign ministry is urging the u.k. to stop interfering. this u.k. consulate employee is a hong kong citizen he is not a u.k. citizen in other words that means he's chinese so it's entirely in internal matter for china so with regard to the recent series of mistaken comments the u.k. has made regarding hong kong china has openly expressed its position we want to once again urge the u.k.
to stop making indiscreet remarks and stop stirring up trouble on the hong kong issue in scotland has more from beijing. the minister of foreign affairs here in beijing on wednesday confirming that simon chang is in detention something that's called public security administration detention down in shin gen that's a border town just across from hong kong we know that part of this detention is 15 days they can be extended there's no indication that that's going to happen just yet but you know maximum is at this stage 15 days so that should be a couple of days before simon has been released by the police ministry of foreign affairs spokesman saying any details about the specific case need to come from the shin gente police themselves and kind of passing that off to them you know what's interesting he went on to say that he is a chinese national. so this is an internal matter and he said that they've been irresponsible comments coming from the united kingdom and officials there about this case and that they should just essentially saying mind their own business now
this is kind of an ongoing theme with how the chinese administration has been handling with hong kong situation these protests over the last several weeks that there's been international western meddling so obviously feeling this is an opportunity to make that comment about the situation with this detention. was that the support for simon chang in hong kong. simon chen is a hong kong or who holds a british national overseas passport about 3000000 home congress have a similar passport we know from his girlfriend that on august 8th he went to change and for a business trip and he was supposed to return that same day on his way back in the evening he was on a high speed train he exchanged several messages with his girlfriend the last one was around 10 pm in which he said that he was about to cross back into hong kong we also know from a statement issued from his family that he was held at the west train station it is
actually on hong kong territory but it is manned by chinese immigration officials only shanny's officials operating in hong kong now this goes really right at the heart of what protesters have been calling for over the past 3 months that much contested extradition bill that they want to see with drone one of the protesters here was saying this is it this could happen to any one of us being picked up by the chinese officials and then we don't know what happens to us the family of the child simon chen says that they had they hired a lawyer in change and he went around 3 different detention centers but no sign of simon chen now the protesters here are actually in front of the british consulate because they're calling on the u.k. government to put pressure on both hong kong authorities to try to resolve this issue and also to put pressure on the authorities in beijing to try to say
where is. why is he held and what will happen to. 2 people have been killed in indian administered kashmir in the 1st gun battle between separatists and security forces since new delhi revoked its autonomy indian police say an officer. and a rebel fighter was killed in the bottom of the district the region special status was scrapped earlier this month and many ponces still on the lockdown pakistan opposes these actions and has voted to take the case to the international court of justice but as a male has more from synagogue. even before getting to the kashmir valley you can feel the restrictions in place on flights to sri dogger passengers are instructed to keep their window shades shut before landing here on the ground the restrictions that have largely kept people in and around their homes have been eased on wednesday leaving many people to be outside as well some vehicles milling around but as you can see most shops and businesses are shut now close to the center of
the city is the sorra neighborhood this is been a flashpoint for protests ever since the region's autonomy was revoked earlier this month some communication restrictions have been eased with officials saying thousands of landlines have been restored but most people here rely on mobile phones which along with the internet remain shut that's the reason why getting information from outside a tree hugger is so difficult but indian officials have confirmed several cease fire violations between indian and pakistani forces along the line of control that's a de facto border separating india and pockets on the newest addition near visuals also confirm the gun battle some 50 kilometers from here in the bottom of the district on wednesday between security forces and armed gunman 1st reported since the region's autonomy was revoked. there's also been more violence along the line of control between the parts of touch me administered by pakistan.