fiction epidemic that is even fueling the book search. west africa's opioid crisis on jazeera. this is 0. hello there i'm julie when donald this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes large scale protests across india with pressure growing over a new citizenship law that's divided the country. china japan and south korea agreed to cooperate on the issue of north korea and consider creating a free trade zone. transport in france remains heavily restricted ahead of the christmas holiday with striking union workers vowing to keep up the pressure and
i'm nicholas hoult in zimbabwe inside one of the few government hospitals still functioning find out next what the doctors association says assignment genocide is taking place inside zimbabwe's health care system. one welcome to the program 50 student groups in new delhi a marching against a controversial citizenship law the groups are also calling for a national protest day across india opponents say the new law all discriminates against muslims and violates the secular constitution at least 25 people have been killed during those protests since the legislation was passed nearly 2 weeks ago. the leaders of japan china and south korea have agreed to cooperate on the issue of north korea it's one of the main topics at a summit between the 3 countries in the chinese city of chengdu relations between size korea and japan have soured in recent months the both nations say they're
committed to promoting dialogue between north korea and the u.s. they're also able to sign what would be the world's largest trade agreement next year. trina hughes been following the summit from beijing and she says despite their difficult history all countries are trying to find some common ground these 3 countries have very complicated histories but they're doing their very best or they've done their very best today to move past their disagreements and really try to work on some shared benefits between them and also really focus on what they have in common as the 3 biggest economies in asia the trade was really one of those things and they were 40 about ways they could boost the can from a territory that they have between the council to the house has a lot of needs in terms of its supply chain and in i think it wasn't mentioned but the trade war i think i think china's really looking to sort of lean into its relationships with south korea in japan really working to improve for example if. those 2 countries are you mentioned that both countries also mention that there
they would like to work towards pushing for a signing of the r.e.c. . the regional comprehensive economic partnership and also continue to explore a trilateral free trade agreement they work towards an agreement for the next 10 years but there are some more urgent issues at hand and the main one being north korea and denuclearization of the korean peninsula all 3 leaders mentioned that they want to continue to push for dialogue and also that they want to continue to support the person between pyongyang and washington they want to do whatever they can to facilitate those talks and ensure those talks are a success but china at the same time i think is was focusing on really having these 3 countries work together to present a united front when it comes to that issue and reminding i think the people in this press conference that these are the 3 of the 3 countries who are best who are most affected and also best positioned to see that peace is is sustained in the korean peninsula. well let's speak that's malcolm cook in singapore he's
a senior fellow at the i.c.'s use of ishaq institute and malcolm cook a very warm welcome to the program why is china so eager to break the stalemate between japan and south korea i think there's 2 reasons one china wants to show itself as the leading country in east asia the leading power and 2nd as you report noted china u.s. relations at the moment are in a very bad position so china wants to improve relations with other major powers particularly japan where it's had a history of rocky relations so donald trump is helping north east asian diplomacy and given the shaky state of economic world affairs right now malcolm is there more incentive to get this free trade agreement off the ground i think there is more incentive but not enough to make a significant difference china japan and south korea have been talking about
a free trade agreement a trilateral one for almost 20 years with very little progress as the end lead our separate dream and that has all 3 and used to have in the maybe an intermediary step but japan is uncertain about its support for our set that india as we've in that intermediate step is looking a little bit unsure at the moment so i think a trilateral between china japan and south korea is a future aspiration rather than a current possibility and melcombe this future aspiration if they were able to meet in some coleman granted to pull this off just how big a deal would it be. i think it would be a very big because it's already huge amounts of investment flows particularly from japan and south korea to china but now chinese. firms are also looking to spread that over overseas as well so i think the 3 economies in many ways are quite
complimentary and very large and have been largely held back not by economic issues but geo political issues so in the future if they could get over their mistrust and geopolitical issues and have a free trade agreement it would be one of the biggest and most important in the world i think is interesting malcolm what you were saying that the u.s. also has a part to play here and that sometimes progress on these things that she depends not on these 3 countries involved but on the rest of the geo political landscape as well yes without a doubt particularly under their presidency for 2 reasons one the trump presidency is more unpredictable for all 3 countries asking japan and south korea to pay much much more for the alliance relationship with the u.s. and clearly under the trump of ministration the u.s. has defined china as a strategic rival that needs to be countered a position that china probably doesn't feel very comfortable in. there in singapore
malcolm thank you. for you well her going to go back to our top story now and of course those continuing protests that are happening in india let's talk to our correspondent elizabeth purana who's been covering the protests all across the country but she's in new delhi right now and elizabeth is the plan to just keep the maximum pressure on the government by continuing to take to the streets. that's exactly it your leader in the 2nd week of protests now and we're in the capital new delhi where police have actually imposed a bad well they have said that there's a ban on public gatherings on more than 4 people getting together protesters are defying that ban we've seen hundreds even thousands of people march from the center of the capital to an area behind me called just a month which is known as the center of protest in the country so they're very much
keeping up the pressure and today is protest organizers have called this a national day of protest so what we're seeing here we're seeing even bigger numbers outside of the capital where other opposition parties are in control so in states like west bank all the capital city calcutta also in the southern city of chennai even bigger protests with larger numbers of people continuing to come out against the law elizabeth could you see a situation potentially because there's quite a big gap between now and when the rules are set on there in january so could we see situation where the government backtracks if i can use that word. it showing no signs of backing down on the slow julianne we have to remember that this is a government that was voted in reelected with the overwhelming majority the law was passed by both houses of parliament so while they might consider exceptions
for a few northeast and stays there already exempted a few of the northeastern states where the opposition to this law for different reasons they're not going to completely backtrack on this but then of course the supreme court will get its say so we'll have to see what happens there because they have been a number of dozens of petitions filed against the law at the supreme court elizabeth piron of there joining us live from new delhi with the latest elizabeth thank you. there's plenty more ahead on the news hour including in the spirit of christmas volunteers in lebanon feed those struggling in a weak economy made worse by political chaos. means all below war but it means i might be able to watch television use a computer case. revealing the hidden homelessness of so-called sofa surface in the u.k. during the holiday period. and in sports the toronto raptors fight back to tie this
course they can the defending n.b.a. champions seal the end far all will be here with morning. u.n. secretary general has called for an immediate end to the violence in northern syria government forces and the russian allies are pushing deeper into the last rebel stronghold of dozens of civilians have been killed and tens of thousands have fled towards the turkish border. reports the signs of war everywhere in the problems well to russian brokered cease fires in touches the blitz in the west city is driving tens of thousands from their homes scrambling to escape the aerial onslaught from city and i'm sure will please they are calling it well donna this situation is very bad we fled from the bombardment unburdened bombs we came here just to save our children and women there is nothing else we can do is give
a shelter to close to 4000000 city and with fiji's and with a warning another 120000 heading for the border the techie does say is his country can't cope with any syrian opposition fighters and russian backed government forces agreed to a cease fire in august but asked strikes and artillery bombardments almost daily will cause. there's no hope returning to our homes because over into his daily bombardment every day there are jew. taking all wood village after village syria's president has stepped up his promise to rick up to every inch of syrian territory controlled by opposition fighters it lip is the only province remaining out of bashar al assad's control here his forces celebrate the siege of more than 20 villages in. the villages of either been killed or displaced at the border comes run by techie charities are full forcing many of the newly displaced into
makeshift camps where a delivery is out of the area as the winter bites the turkish government wants syrian refugees to return to a so-called save zone in the north east of syria seized from cuts led forces in october president i don't is support for the plan saying he will otherwise be forced to open the gates for syrians to head west into europe well let's talk now to muhammad's adobo who's live for us in taqiyya mohamed tell us more about what you were hearing where you are. well julie with behind me is the. calm one of the biggest refugee comes on the turkish syrian border and charity workers are telling us that there is a crisis unfolding on the other side of the border which is about 100 meters also from where we are they say they are overwhelmed by the shia number of
people who fled from the homes most of them from in and out all the tunnels man which is one of the main sentence in a strategic town that sits right across the 5 highway which links the cup with all the muskets to the city of aleppo it is a place where bashar al assad's forces very keen to get and they've been making steady progress towards 10 months in the past few days of clashes they managed to take up to 20 towns and villages but the opposition have been putting up a very is the flight and they say to have taken from the regime's forces about 3 villages in the past 2 into 4 hours so people keeping on moving to the turkish border and then not being allowed to a course of this point to take your photo saying they will not allow one more city
of affinity to cross into turkey so mohammad we've heard from turkey it's repeatedly said it cannot cope with what it sees as the unshared burden of many thousands of refugees as you point out where you are trying to cross over but what's the alternative for these people. well there's not much of an alternative the charter to work as we've been speaking to are telling us they are working around the clock to ensure that many of the refugees have what they need but the comps that they've been running on the border food to the brim the new arrivals have been setting up camp in the open some of them headed live putting together some sort of makeshift structures to ward themselves from the biting wind cold there is very little the charity workers can do at the moment techies saying they're not going to allow them and the
alternative to. profile is for these people to be moved to a so-called saves on that was recovered from cutlash led forces in october but they need money for that and that money has not been forthcoming turkey has already said that it's used up to $40000000000.00 caring for syrian refugees and they say the ideal situation would be to take that if you use both fools who inside turkey and also those who are new to displaced to these a safe zone that they have created but they need money and they don't have. just repeat for as if you can the military context of of what's happening right now. what a bullet but bashar al assad's forces are trying to take very little bit of terrorists and the opposition control and as we know it live is the last remaining position
stronghold and they have been putting all their power on taking these territories back from the rebels and then been making advances so far especially towards this very strategic town of misrata and man they have been heavy bombardments both to levy and aerial bombardments bottle bombs have been used they've been many many civilians killed in the just today about 7 also killed in a primary school that is housing people who've been displaced and have been living there so the civilian toll has been really high but so far the fighting doesn't look like it's subsiding the rebels also putting on a stiff resistance. and many towns and villages have been dissolved it.
joining us that with the latest there from what i have thank you mom and. my friends is facing widespread travel destruction during the busy christmas holidays strikes over pension reform show absolutely no sign of easing transport remains heavily restricted with up to 80 percent of train services cancel on monday demonstrators confronted piece of one of paris his main railway stations some sets off fireworks and flares inside the 2 week long nationwide walkout has stopped railway services or schools to close for bird smith is joining us now live from paris hi there burnett and what's the situation right now is everybody starts traveling for their christmas getaway. hi julie actually it's not too bad at the garden or today i've seen it much busier than this i think now that we're just about the start of 3 weeks of transport strikes people have made plans they've got accustomed to the strikes they've made alternative
arrangements or they've planned. for the strikes the french railway company has said that anyone who's booked a ticket will get a place on a train there are 40 percent of into city trains and regional trains are being council although in some parts of the country the more local trains up to 80 percent council but if you've got a ticket you've got a place on the train you might not necessarily get a seat but you will at least get to where you're hoping to spend christmas eve and christmas day julie bernard is there any chance of a an end to these protests and i also wonder is there still wide support for the protests themselves continuing in the strikes along with it. there is generally still support for the strikes it's a strike about pensions an attempt by the government to reform france's very complex pension system and for some people some workers particularly transport sector railway sector very generous pensions the government is determined to reform
and that doesn't seem to be a resolution in sight either there will be a meeting between the unions and the government in the 2nd week of january the unions might have been hoping that they would have a repeat of what happened in 1995 then after 3 weeks of strikes just before around christmas time the government caved in and shelved plans that reforms this time around the government's given no indication that it's planning to step back from his plans to reform the union he's hoping it will no sign about you. there live in paris with that update on the strikes bernard thank you. if you're a palestinian christians from the gaza strip will be able to travel to bethlehem to mark this year's christmas. celebrations are already underway but many from gaza can't attend because israel
hasn't granted them permits 8 not according to the orthodox church in gaza only 193 out of the 950 applications have actually been approved israel tightly restricts movement of the gaza strip well it's going to add to need abraham who's in bethlehem in the occupied west bank their media and so why then have so few permits been granted this year. gazans live under siege they have to ask it's really government for permits to leave the gaza strip and come here to bethlehem to attend celebrations for christmas usually this really have been given get out 500 birds each year is for god's aggressions of course we're talking about a 1000 of them too including numbers every year but this year they've only given a dozen of them of course that things an uproar in gaza and in the media and eventually the israeli government said that they are giving more permits to people
of course that has this is a last minute we don't know how many you know were able to cross so intense celebrations but it's definitely you see me earth that's numbers for about stimulus from the gaza strip for people to come here in comparison with that every year of course this is one of the challenges to me which is a policy of the general how to deal with living under israeli occupation and cheechoo more about that joins me now senior pastor at the lutheran church. to talk about most of the christians and of course one of the main issues that they face now is the gratian what are the challenges that most of you if you can speak. i mean because. if you look at buffalo. from 3 sides by that is it. people cannot expand. right now it's very difficult to. do that maybe.
sometimes it's easy to find general but you know this. guy's i'm going to have. to step 6 guys i think i think it will be him prison that was at least 1000 feet if think they're going to move out. even if they want to set capital it's very difficult i can't even come in here. to separate them not to push it to. say that there has to. be right now and i really think that the man. that. made the may be the person. that. i mean. by that bad. he said that he.
finished. the job. i think this is going back to this that you know i don't. think. i mean that. i don't click. clack if i say it's going to be the. first ice not the most important that. benefit that people. in the community. you see their challenges but those are the adults so this is like me but i got a book. but of course many palestinians hope that the season will bring more to bristling with fresh the economy and we'll be talking to you live out the celebrations unfold here but. if you bring in there joining us live from the best
christmassy need to thank you now volunteers in lebanon are providing meals for those in need this christmas as the country goes through its worst economic crisis in decades the struggling economy is one of the main reasons for the month long protests against the political class that's been in power for the last 30 years santa has more now from beirut. a show of solidarity with those in need at a time of crisis volunteers from across low put on have been helping prepare christmas dinner for the poor a lot of people are hungry they need to eat so why not host so with flowers. and good fruit. they're hosting them in martyr square which has become the epicenter of a. protest movement against the political class that has ruled lebanon for decades . my people. even just to say.
that this county there may be unity here but this is a deeply divided country that has been without a government for weeks politicians are bargaining over power instead of heating demands from the street to make way for a new leadership the situation is. this is this love. of generosity of kindness of voluntary initiatives of people coming together . i think this is our duty as devaney's we have to do. it is difficult times the state is on the verge of bankruptcy one and a half 1000000 lebanese are officially designated as living in poverty that's a 3rd of the population the world bank has warned the total could rise to house the population and that dire prediction was made before the economy started to collapse a few months ago and the crisis has worsened further with businesses shutting thousands losing their jobs and many workers receiving half their salaries lebanon
is a need of international financial assistance but no country seems to be willing to come to the rescue until the make up and shape of the new government capable of reforms is agreed for now people only have each other to rely on. people because when i used to. they never help. protesters against the ruling elite want a new leadership is proving hard to achieve but gatherings like this are achieving something else they're bringing people together as lebanon faces tough challenges ahead senate beirut. in the u.k. homelessness charity crisis has once again opened its annual christmas and last year more than 4 and a half 1000 homeless guests were given shelter across britain and this year the charity is highlighting the hidden homelessness of so-called sofa surfing or brennan explains. civil stalls
a bed and breakfast or over england for the past 20 years russell was one of the 1st arrivals when the doors opened at this center the street is no place to be at christmas or any other time to build. and raise dangerous you're all. here all for a little over drugs woody it gets a bit. it's with the state and for him this christmas center alleviates the loneliness and boredom of being homeless it means i will be able to spokes which means i will be a lot warmer it means i might be able to watch television use a computer occasionally i will have a load of arts and crafts activities in here for the 7 days that these centers are open they can be a lifeline for homeless guests can get medical checkups advice and counseling is one of the chance to wash and get a haircut and importantly to relax what you see on the last day is a group of transformed people leaving those that come in very suspicious of people
from mainstream society and suspicious of the world in which they are upright leave you know looking much better haven't showered haven't had haircuts had their feet looked at by they just leave kind of transformed the most visible form of homelessness is of course rough sleeping in doorways for example but new research from crisis this christmas shows that nearly 6 times as many people are caught in a precarious existence no less so for surfing. crisis found 39 percent of sofa surface it stayed at 5 or more different places in the past year including friends and relatives 28 percent had not had a stable home for 4 years or more and 77 percent said their physical health had suffered as a result we talking about people with my don't even have access washing facilities to let people who might have to go out during the day when i used to. so i was very very unstable situation back at the north london christmas sent to the board games
had begun the escapism in company of the senses are only a temporary response latest figures show the numbers rough sleeping in england had increased 15 percent on the previous year when this sent to shots next week many of the homeless guests here will be back outside again paul brennan on his iraq north london. in just a few moments we'll have the weather but still ahead. people were interested and they cared and they said now we're not going to let you spend money to tear it down . once described as a historic work in the new york pavilion is getting an expensive make over. dreaming of a flag christmas that grabs our office the n.h.l. gets into the festive spirit 5 we'll have more later in schools.
well as of late we've had plenty of storms crossing parts of the europe and now one of them is making its way down here across parts of the eastern mediterranean notice all these clouds right here swirling the envelope pressure is now docked in parts of turkey but notice the winds right now very gusty winds coming in across parts of egypt up through israel beirut syria and now into turkey as well these winds are going to. has a lot of problems in terms of star service as well as storm surge in many areas but it is going to be the rain over the next few days that we're going to be watching very carefully because this system is not moving too far too fast so the next few days we could be seeing some flooding situations across much of this area today it is going to be that coastal area of turkey seeing the brunt of the rain and as we go towards tomorrow notice that it doesn't really move too far but it does it cross on the coastline so up toward syria parts of lebanon down towards israel we will be
seeing some very heavy rain of course this is going to be on christmas day as well as we go towards thursday well the storm continues to make its way towards the east we're going to see some heavy rain as well as very heavy snow in the higher elevations in terms of accumulation though in parts of turkey $200.00 millimeters of rain down towards parts of israel it could be more like $100.00 millimeters. that was sponsored by countdown and it's. going to stay mine people have been killed to the. united states have privatized the old public. transit deal with saudi arabia and with the different the saudis are trying to bridge the hole to help the afghans deals with fuel from so this meeting saddam isn't that interesting there are a shadow on al-jazeera egypt strongman and he's ruling with an eye and faced and
the silence from his allies is deafening the u.s. was perfectly happy to trade off democracy for security in wild west elite is turning a blind eye when even the and the citizens have fallen victim to his repression executions torture or censorship is not acceptable and you won't hear such strong words from let's say berlin or paris or london man in cairo a on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching ounces iraq mind our top stories this hour 50 student groups are marching in india's capital against a controversial new citizenship law that's criticized as being and teams that will
test are also taking place at a time when the duke and kolkata. china's prime minister says japan and south korea have agreed to cooperate on north korea the leaders met at a summit in the chinese city of chengdu they're also working towards a 3 nation free trade agreement. france is facing widespread travel destruction during the busy christmas holiday with strikes over pension reform showing no signs of easing up to 80 percent of train services are canceled. and peace in ivory coast of issued an arrest warrant for next year's presidential candidate. the former prime minister is accused of misusing public funds and trying to destabilize the country so it was jews to return home to start his campaign but his flight was diverted to ghana he's fired tear gas at supporters he's gathered to 10 addresses in a budget where he's been following this story for us and what i was significant is his arrest. well basically sorries
a very important politician in ivory coast not only because of the 2020 presidential elections but rick looking at his role previously as 2 time prime minister and president of the national assembly he also led the rebellion a blow against his former boss laurent gbagbo help allison ouattara form the next government after the crisis in ivory coast that killed at least 3000 people now a lot about who was shuttled to arrive ivory coast yesterday on monday afternoon and then there was this a warrant of arrest announced by the public prosecutor state prosecutor on television along side with 4 others over embezzlement in addition. to was also charge for planning to site violence against the state and other crisis in the in the country in ivory coast which could set the tone of probably of things to come in the run up to the 2020 presidential elections they public prosecutor
weighty allegations against young sorrow a very notable opposition figure in ivory coast. judicial investigation has been immediately opened against mr sorell kick the 40 kyon the serious suspicion of an attempt to take the state's authority and the integrity of the national territory concealments of public funds and money laundering. now this is a very weighty allegations against mr young sort of this could put him away for a very long time also in the his political ambition and career in ivory coast now with the gun sort of fellow put on ice and water just after announcing his ambition to run for the next presidential elections in 2020 in february he was then he was previously the speaker of the national parliament and when he realized that he
wasn't of course i'm of the favorite to succeed mr ouattara then he decided to run on his own he has a political party called the generations and people support the g.p.s. or as i say as it's known and this is considered one of the largest political parties in ivory coast he's very popular among the young and there's also this room with ambition by president ouattara who serves out his 2nd term in office next year that he may recontest the election for the 3rd time and there are a lot of ivorians here that could set the country on a very very dangerous path and inside or ignite violence in that west african country after 10 years of stability. there joining us live from a booth. right
schizo condemning the outcome a saudi arabia saudi arabia's tile into the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi 5 people have been sentenced to death for the killing but their identities haven't been revealed after the close to a trial in riyadh the verdict signify the end of a year long process in which more than 11 saudis were try but those closest to the royal court have been exonerated and schapelle a small. 14 months after jamal khashoggi was last seen walking into the saudi consulate in istanbul where his fiance ha t.j. genghis waited for hours before calling for help a saudi court has issued a verdict us dr lynne malcolm outages a video of the criminal court in riyadh has issued a preliminary sentence against 11 of the accused individuals and it is as follows the death penalty for 5 and they are those who directed but dissipated in his killing may he rest in peace. but senior saudis with close connections to the royal court have been cleared the court ruled there was no proven involvement of saudi
tani in the murder he was advisor to crown prince mohammed bin summoned before his sacking soon after killing the turkish chief prosecutor's office in istanbul filed a warrant for khatami's arrest a year ago in june the un special investigator agnes callum ard said intelligence agents had identified qahtani as a hit squad ringleader i have and sees to it that the killing of mr cashel ease a state killing it is not a killing by rob official or so as the country of the government continue to do to pretend at least under international human rights you know and she urged the world to sanction the crown prince and his assets until he could prove his innocence that hasn't happened. exoneration to her former consul general mohammed all otay be who showed journalists around the consulate in istanbul also cleared off middle of siri the kingdom's former deputy intelligence chief star during a planned
a vote of the journalism watchdog reporters without borders says justice has been trampled why there mom have been solomonic he was in contact with out on call upon me just before and after the murder of her my live show she this is what the cia based in part it's decision that that mob until mom was very high probability responsible for doing the killing so yeah lots and lots of questions this verdict will do nothing to quell those questions and it raises many many more questions there is no such thing as fair and open justice in saudi arabia despite intelligence agencies including the cia saying crown prince mohammed bin so man was probably involved the white house shielded the future king from absolute responsibility maybe baby. and following intense criticism and skepticism that little happens in the kingdom without his knowledge the crown
prince eventually had his say was going to. absolutely not this was a heinous crime like this but i take full responsibility as a leader in saudi arabia the identities of those convicted were concealed during the closed door trial in the capital riyadh and it remains unclear what roles they played in crucial g.'s death raising suspicions that they are the fall guys for much more powerful saudis and chapelle al jazeera there's no end in sight to a medical staff strike in zimbabwe many cells isn't working because they're fighting for better pay and improvements of the health care system it means many people needing medical care have very few options some say the strikes made their conditions even worse it was hot reports now from when a whale. bunda has lost the ability to speak since a stroke in september disoriented she no longer leaves the confines of her room
frequent power cuts means she's for the most part in the dark with her daughter as the tempest so. i asked her do you remember this man pointing at 10 the killers husband and this lady pointing at an old picture of 10 day healing before a stroke 10 they kill a took a nursing aide course thinking she could help sick patients now she's the one who needs help doctors across them but we have been on strike since september so the only care she can get is from her daughter sometimes she gets frustrated. we get frustrated. by the time. we might be looking for something. a can hear and understand our conversation when she collapsed during her stroke her family rushed her to one of the few functioning hospitals in the country. most
medical staff were on strike and it took 3 days before a doctor could see her condition worsened because of insufficient care her right arm paralyzed the doctors union say the medical system is to blame things like gloves should they. need tools. i.v. fluids the most basic things that are supposed to find in the us people there not to. a hospital director gave al-jazeera rare access to one of the public hospital in willow way oh in the wards he chose to show us there was no shortage of equipment but few medical supplies right now the government is making these major major problem is this the sanctions in there not be too good for an audience to import tracks so that's beyond my control by in wait i have to wake and use what devices which is available to save lives most doctors on the wards refused to talk
to us or be filmed a curtain of shame shrouds conditions inside hospitals with doctors paid less than $70.00 a month not only are they protesting over pay and working conditions they say the government is failing to protect the sick but when they took to the streets last september they were met by riot police the government's response was to fire about 400 doctors in a country that's already short of medical staff and while some have returned to work it's the patients and those that are sick and are paying for this crisis private care is an affordable to most zimbabwe carers is an online citizens movement that raises funds to help those desperately in need of treatment but it can only do so much abandoned by a broken health system many people in zimbabwe are left to cope however they can. or left to suffer alone nicholas hawke al jazeera zimbabwe.
ecuador says it's contained the situation on the galapagos islands after an oil ship container spill in one of its ports these pictures show the moment a crane collapsed whilst loading a generator onto a ship the islands are unesco world heritage site home to some of the most unique ecosystems on earth he famously helped inspire charles darwin's theory of evolution during his visit to 835. his environment minister says the situation is under control but authorities are concerned about how to recover the vessel like this you know the news i received after the incident was very serious more serious than what actually happened there were talks of an oil spill you know we've given interviews today and we've spoken about filtration so because in reality the hazy beam is still these beautiful traces of boy and there are concerns about the fuel in the butts but it's apparently still in the air we don't know how much it's been released but we'll know what is the sheikh has been done. having pollution has
forced iran's government extend school closures in the capital tehran is covered in a thick blanket of toxic small and air pollution has surged to more than 6 times fast levels recommended by the world health organization schools were 1st called on saturday and will now stay shows for a week 6 new planets outside the earth's solar system have been discovered by astronomers in the u.k. these are an artist's impression of their planetary systems each of the so-called exoplanets orbit stars between 160 and 440 light years from earth the planets are extremely cautious making it hard to determine what types of rocks they're made of scientists say further research could unlock the geology of planets in our solar system well john bonce is an astronomer at the open university and boss of the team that made the discovery he explains how the planets were fact. i wanted to work out if there's an official wearing of pre-selecting stars that might have planets so
these are stars that previously we didn't necessarily know have planets orbiting about them. and we used a particular signature in the light coming from the star. and we measured we looked at that signature for quite a few stars those days it is about 2 and a half to 3000 stars we have based this best pacific measurement that we were interested in and it turns out that about 40 of those of those have a very unique property which tells us something that tells us that these these stars may indeed harbor harbor planets but that's only really the 1st stage because we need to go back for we need to actually see if they really did harbor the planets and that's that's the work that we that we've been carrying out and it turns out it's the method we've used is it seems to be very efficient. all those stars which was observateur which we have sufficient number of measurements of the stars have in fact have a warm home of planets so this is
a very efficient technique for for identifying planets actively. new york spoken grandon a multi-million dollar project to restore one of the most prominent relics of its $964.00 world's fair in new york state the billions observations have us are meant to be just temporary but ended up being too expensive to tear them it starts as a since up and decades of neglect chris says let me when it's a take a look. they were the centerpiece of the 1964 world's fair exhibition in new york the observation towers once a bold vision of hope in the future now after decades of neglect a crumbling relic of the past but a new plan aims to update the towers for the 21st century i am excited by this i'm excited the excitement was catching and that other people felt it too and understood the historic kirsten sterkel concept of making sure that this new york
city building was saved that it become a tourist attraction for people from all across the world the renovation in flushing meadows queens is projected to cost $24000000.00 and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2021 the work will include water proofing the bases of the towers stair replacements electrical upgrades and conservation work it never would have happened without conservationists who campaigned tirelessly for the overhaul and in recent years did their part to help even chipping in to repaint the former new york state pavilion next to the towers see history come back to life and see the park sort of you know regain a great icon and a great asset we couldn't be happier we could be more excited for ourselves personally but for everybody it was going to benefit this for generations to come. a groundbreaking ceremony was attended by politicians and by people who took part in the 1964 world's fair
a long time waiting you know it's going to be in stages and i hope to be around long enough to seattle done but the so much potential here really is people cared people were. interested and they cared and they said no we're not going to let you spend money to tear it down we'd rather spend money to fix it and preserve it and bring it back to life even once the renovation is complete the observation tower will remain off limits to visitors at least for now the hope is it will be a beacon drawing people to this far corner of the city for a glimpse of its forgotten glory. giving a new generation a chance to create their own memories of the towers christian salumi al-jazeera new york. coming up in sports. in the northwest of england probably the most.
it's good on the day sports news that with fara thanks so much julie defending n.b.a. champions the toronto raptors had their 5 game winning streak snapped on monday despite our a 30 points the raptors loss to host the indiana pacers aaron holliday made it 23 pointers late in overtime to help the placers clinch a 122115 with all history rockets almost squandered
a 25 point lead against the sacramento kings james harden and russell westbrook had already done the damage with a combined $62.00 points or rockets 113-2100 50. now the northwest of england is a hotbed of world football that includes liverpool manchester city and united a few kilometers away a club that was once mighty has fallen this year beria absi were expelled from the english football league fans holding on to hope that it can be resurrected reports . right now it's the football it was like having a massive family all we want is just a quote to support they know the death that we feel what is a football club who is it. in the shadow of the famous man just to clubs in the north west of england bury for 134 years bury football club was there for the people of the town they were feared by their wives and drew big
crowds every again as not exist on all twice they won the famous and by cop. they gave lang ground is now deserted the club close to the mismanagement from their own is largely to blame that the business football has become the norm for us the ring is one of the most important areas of world football some of the big premier league clubs liverpool bunch of the 30 minute just united over from this area if i tell my kids 20 football a crop of about a 5th of the football league come from the north west of england who says 19 would have them eyes of barry i think football is just it's a working class for us and it always has been it was formed in the mills if you couldn't afford to go to the games as a lot of people couldn't it didn't matter because you could still chance he may on the corner of the street carry hey did you see what happened did you read in the
paper you know i don't think people understand mr football fun what is life to them least. oh gosh i'm playing fields i rise early and still dream of a goal of winning maybe a career in football buried under seventeen's applying little. volunteers still providing time and support for young players working with barry's community trust this was the idea that we could bring him through the ranks be taken away from them which is a shame. on the other side of town for a different age group booking football the community work of barry see continuing keep the matter is one of the people keeping it alive and now. it just doesn't say all right it isn't the job of dogs is absolutely vital there's a lady who. treated me and her parents went to
a thing called sports in memories which are for peace which is something we do with people with dementia alzheimer's etc just over there by the social corps and she said it's almost keep in a moment of a life the year fell on the premier league gave was given as are formed in until the summer they're going to continue beyond. james bentley watched his 1st game aged 7 with his father 23 was he's a lucky guy. who were able to take the field a good line i missed the place with everything in my brain at the moment. i know i don't look forward to the weekend i do a 5 day work in weight monday to friday 9 to 5 in an office and previously you'd be sitting either thinking with a football to go through this week i'm out of a good way to going to go through now i don't have the. fans still come together could bury rise again a phoenix club somewhere down the leagues but alive and we don't want to be in
a situation again never a line of individuals who are promising yet the notch they deliver in. it's own come with an identity and yes you have to hope in some way that we have a keyboard but got to keep going this is why we do these fans me weekends this is where we start the phoenix quote we got to keep our minds to keep even. as a. child. we will be very we are very close friends are bearing the controversial joining the liquidation process the dial has stayed away from the town and would not respond to all questions the english football league to expel the club says it will review its procedures but told u.k. government inquiry responsibility lies with the owners of barry fans for many carbs have left skalds a messages of support for england manager bobby robson once said what is a football club not the buildings or directors or people who represent it. it's the
noise the passion the feeling of belonging the pride in your town who want to enjoy a football club and want to play intends to do with it which club which town is next to suffer the white berry has they were all just sirrah in the town of berry. now bit of ice hockey for you just in case you're not having a white christmas the bruins hadn't beaten the washington capitals in boston in 5 years before the caps showed up on monday but they vanish that record by taking a 5 nothing lead and holding on to a 4th 73 when the teams had a fight as well just to keep things fast. ok and that is all your support for now julie back to you thank you so much that's it for meeting with so much for this news hour we'll be back in just a 2nd much more of the day's news and we will see you like to buy.
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