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on north korea as defense chiefs from twenty nine countries meet and seoul. the island nation of samoa battles a fast food culture that makes many of the children obese. and on jury and school teaching children made orphans by poke a hole wrong when the top united nations award. top general has blamed the rush for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis man on healing has accused the minority of trying to build a stronghold in the state he says the military is only targeting armed groups in action by me in mars later on in sochi has been criticized around the world she was supposed to be addressing the u.n. general assembly on tuesday instead she'll be giving a televised speech and her own country the bangladeshi prime minister shake a scene is in her turn chile taking the opportunity at the u.n.
to demand more help to deal with the crisis hundreds of thousands of her henschel muslims have fled to her country to escape but the u.n. says is ethnic cleansing hunger chaudhry reports. between bangladesh border you can see the myanmar border right behind me on sunday the top me on my military man posted on facebook comments. population and media to unite what he calls on their own issue he also blamed this current crisis on what he termed as extremist groups actually what he's referring to is insurgents group they also say this. extremist group is trying to put a hole in the rock and state. this comes across when thousands of refugees are crossing into bangladesh the condition in the refugee. infectious diseases are spreading people are starving the children are the most critical condition aid that
is coming is inadequate although the best effort and intention is there but the mobilization and the flow of aid is just not adequate into this camp yes a massacre to the u.n. nikki haley has warned north korea will be destroyed if it continues what she calls its reckless behavior and forces the united states and its allies to defend themselves against an attack and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says a military response may be needed to contain north korea after another missile was fired for japan on friday if our diplomatic efforts fail though our military option we will be the only one laughing so all of this is backed up by a very strong and resolute military option but be clear we seek a peaceful solution to this and military chiefs of staff from twenty nine countries are meeting in seoul north korea is not officially on the agenda but the south is hoping to use the event to discuss how to calm regional tension kathy novak has
more from seoul. a conference here in south korea is bringing together army chiefs of staff from asia pacific nations and the north korea is not the official topic on the agenda it is front of mind for many attending and has already come up in the opening speeches the keynote speech was from the former u.n. secretary general ban ki moon and he talked about the possibility of military options when it comes to north korea saying that nobody wants war but when the chips are down it is necessary to take all necessary measures now the defense ministry has been briefing the south korean national assembly about its assessment of north korea's i.c.b.m. capabilities saying it believes that north korea is nearing the final stages of securing those capabilities to have an intercontinental ballistic missile it also says it believes that north korea will continue missile launches and nuclear tests as it moves to secure its nuclear capabilities now in
a video message to the conference today the president of south korea bunn ki-moon says that south korea will work with the international community to secure a powerful punishment against north korea for its most recent provocations this is all happening as the u.s. and south korea are staging a joint drill over the korean peninsula u.s. bombers and fighter jets joined south korean jets in a fly over over the south korean area to show that it has the military capability and that joint partnership between u.s. and south korea to defend itself in the event of a north korean attack. tranter student make his debut at the annual hugh enteral assembly in new york from iran to north korea the us president will have plenty to talk about as i washington editor james pace reports in a development of this every year when world leaders gather in new york in september they listen carefully to the words of the most powerful person on earth but for the
first time since the u.n. was created at the end of the second world war the u.s. president will address them from this podium is someone who at times has appeared to question the multilateral order the united nations represents diplomats so wary of what president trump will say in his nine months in office he's already attended nato g. seven and g. twenty summits on the global stage he's appeared at times uncertain his actions unpredictable donald trump does not perform well a big international summits when he attended a nato summit he actually managed to physically push another leader out of the way and his advisors must hope that he will be back here because this is his last chance to really convince other world leaders that he is someone they can do business with and that it's not just a nativist who wants to be you went over to china as usual global leaders face
a whole host of challenges among them an ongoing humanitarian emergency with the exodus of the rohingya in myanmar then there's the wars in syria in iraq yemen and libya as well as the future of the iran nuclear deal but this year at the top of the agenda another nuclear state north korea. it is a particularly pressing issue because of the provocative timing of the latest missile test which took place just days ago the number of launches the number of tests is much greater even in this year than it's been over the last decades so this is a very immediate very immediate question and yes i think it will be the top question here this week at the u.n. this is not just the first general assembly week for the new u.s. president and tony terrorists became u.n. secretary general at the start of the year the plan is a program of modernization and streamlining president trump is also planning to
hold a meeting on u.n. reform but some diplomats fear that may simply be an attempt to further slash the organizations budget james by zero at the united nations. the wife of pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif has captured his parliamentary seat. one by election in lahore the seat became vacant when the supreme court removed her husband from office over corruption allegations the vote was seen as a test of support for the former prime minister and his party ahead of next year's general election. a catholic priest who was rescued after being held for four months by i supporters in the philippines has made his first public appearance he was rescued on saturday when the military overran the fighters control center inside a mosque and a large center priest was taken hostage during the first day of fighting there and met. to mail alan they're going to send manila. the top brass of the philippine
military percentage father cheat us again up today here but he did not really answer questions except to say that he was in good physical condition and that he asked for prayers from those in the room now the philippine military said the father was rescued together with another hostage early on saturday from one of the command centers of the mouth a group in the main battle zone of what are we city in the southern philippines since that siege started more than three months ago more than eight hundred people have died and more than two hundred thousand people have been this place most of my route we city is now in ruins however the philippine military says that there are still about forty hostages still under mao to take control and that the fact that the priest has been rescued and proof basically that this siege is almost over still many wonder that since military operations are closing in whether they will
be as lucky as the priest to actually survive the siege and be able to tell their stories too. by the end of this week on glimmer coal could become german chancellor for a fourth term was uncertainty about what direction the united states is moving in many countries are increasingly looking to germany to provide stable global leadership but germans remain wary of backing up their political power with military spending lawrence lee reports. deep in the forest west of berlin nato is wargaming again one of its members has been attacked there are casualties and all the other states have joined in to help tend to the wounded the exercise is called vigorous warrior which hardly invokes the sort of fire and fury rhetoric of donald trump we are the host nation we are the nation for this exercise and of course we want to do it perfect we want to be a very good thoughts and i think we achieved
a store but we are not alone there are twenty five other nations and they all brought skills was in this exercise the generals watching come from twenty five nato allies and other invited states they know where germany's red lines have always been on the battlefield this is where germany feels most comfortable helping out medical excellence logistical support that's all fine but when it comes to things like attacking other countries invading other countries killing people there is no appetite for that at all. this is heidelberg a perfect example of liberal educated germany where merkel support is guaranteed by the wealthy middle aged and middle class no doubt many take pride in the global admiration for the chancellor but asked them should germany back it up now with a more aggressive military position staying us i think germany and the rest of the war should be disarming i believe germany's doing enough for nato we shouldn't be
spending any more. it's a no brainer why germans don't like to be seen invading other countries the nazi skull has never healed when they pushed it like wrongly calling in an american air strike in afghanistan nearly ten years ago which mistakenly killed dozens of civilians there was a national shockwave and the defense minister resigns the sorts of political guilt trip that doesn't happen in the u.s. where you can nor is the most powerful country in europe impressed with how its neighbors have prosecuted wars in places like libya if we go in with military force it needs to be backed up and flanked by civilian measures as well so that is diplomatic there is civil in crisis management and there's also the idea of so what happens afterwards how do we rebuild a country which has not been necessarily the prime objective by recent interventions by other european countries u.s. president trump demands germany spend far more on defense merkel's opponents on the
left say that would make an american stooge in a fragile world germany is looking for other solutions than war or is lee al-jazeera in germany still ahead on al-jazeera. faulty airbags force a recall of two and a half million g.m. cars in china. and why the long wait in south africa paul villagers finally get the chance to vote after twenty years. hello there were plenty of showers across the southeastern parts of asia at the moment some very very heavy rains actually in the northern parts of our map around the northern parts of thailand very heavy persistent rain here and then gradually a bit further south you see some more in the way of sunshine but still some very
sharp showers stretch across parts of borneo and into the philippines as well then to the south of that there's more in the way of sunshine here so for many of us in java and through into bali it should be following draw and settled and that's the way really things are going to stay as we head through into wednesday as well down towards australia and here we've got more in the way of cloud just drifting its way across the southeast corner and as it works its way across us it will bring us some rain and also drag those temperatures drop down once more as well so you can see the winds feeding behind it from the south a very cold direction so no high than around twelve degrees as the maximum in melbourne on choose day towards the west it is a milder force in perth will be at twenty one with a bit of sunshine that should feel fairly pleasant there will be a little bit more in the way of cloud though drifting its way across us for wednesday so that will drag the temperatures down here for melbourne there we go in the other way back up to eighty three which will be milder for us over towards new zealand and we've had some very sharp showers but that system is trying to pull away as we head through tuesday.
you're watching al-jazeera let's recap the top stories for you this hour the commander in chief of myanmar is armed forces is blaming the hanshin for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis then on lang says only were henge armed groups are being targeted and he accuses the ethnic minority of trying to build a stronghold and rakhine state. military chiefs of staff from twenty nine countries are meeting in the south korean capital seoul a former united nations or general ban ki-moon told them no one wants war but necessary measures including military options may be required. when the wife of pakistan's former prime minister nawaz sharif has won his parliamentary seat in the city of lahore byelection was held out two months after the supreme court disqualified sharif because of corruption allegations. general motors will recall more than two point five million vehicles in china over concerns about airbags made by japanese giant caught a defeat defect has been linked to several deaths and many injuries around the
world adrian brown has the latest from beijing. well the scale of all this is huge just a few days ago volkswagen announced that its joint venture companies here in china were recalling almost five million vehicles made here now general motors says the two and a half million vehicles that it manufactures here in china including buicks and chevrolets are also going to be recalled the problem issues with the airbag deflator which have been linked to the deaths of sixteen people worldwide as well as more than one hundred eighty injuries there have been no deaths in china no injuries that we know of but the problem is sufficiently serious enough for these manufacturers to now take this record every measure now the recall will go on until the end of the year both companies say that the repairs will be done for free but of course this is going to cause huge inconvenience for millions of chinese
motorists why does all this matter or china of course is the world's biggest auto market and no manufacturer wants to have a setback like this new zealand's largest airport auckland has canceled more than forty flights after the only jet fuel supply line ruptured that lake was discovered on saturday about eighty thousand liters of fuel that's about two tanker loads spilled from the main pipeline north in the city. for the first time in twenty years a local election is being held in a province of southern nepal community leaders and problems to work hard nationwide elections held in may because they say the new constitution in north the rights of the jesse minority recent floods badly damaged the provinces sabinus trust the reports from the tar districts. preparations are almost complete a local election is finally happening here after a twenty year wait elections are like festivals in the park and there is much excitement but not to mung villagers in minor could be one hundred seventy two
families who lost their homes in the floods last month are taking refuge on this strip of road most are from what nepalis called the low cost community daytime temperatures soar to thirty eight degrees celsius here and these tarpaulin sheets are no relief government officials tell us to move back to our houses but we don't have a house said one man or the other and our houses are destroyed but the powerful get all the relief we are left with very little damage and. schools are closed and children have fallen ill many. villages complained that the local leaders failed to visit them during the floods everyone here says they are going to exercise their democratic rights and vote but they also say they do not trust the local politicians because they were abandoned by them during their hour of need. so as not to be seen as influencing voters the government stopped old relief for the past
few leaves only visitors to these villagers are pollutions asking for their votes beneath the pundit showed us her home destroyed by floods. are taking a loan of five thousand dollars to build a house but nothing is left politicians say they would do this once we. guarantee they will deliver. her farmland has been swept away and crops destroyed besides just the immediate need for food villagers who say they need flood protection systems to save them in the future they hope the local election will address their needs but also fear they will be forgotten again once they have the. houses or something the district in the southern plains of nepal the social media platform snap chat has blocked al-jazeera content and saudi arabia snap chat says it was asked by saudi authorities to remove the qatar funded channel because it violated local laws saudi arabia has about eight million snap chat users one of the largest
in the world qatar has been embroiled in a diplomatic dispute with saudi arabia and three other arab states since june when all four of them cut ties with. the island nation of samoa and the pacific has one of the world's highest rates of obesity important this food is favored over natural local produce but a campaign is underway to change that. reports from appiah. chef john is on his morning rounds at r.t. his main fish market and the daily kuch is plenty the twenty four year old advocate eating locally sourced food healthily the celebrity chef whips up samoan cuisine in new and inventive ways on television so i was miller about the food you know plantation and a fish so i'm trying to make having people like. to eat to eat like ok next up use of chemical ample cooking. oil from his arm or you know all of it
is a calling up here you need to use that you know. chef john is part of a growing movement battling against a fast food culture that prizes unhealthy imported meals and the fresh local produce in remote areas and across the capital samoa is rich with edible vegetation and tropical fruits the inspiration for an education campaign encouraging samoans to search for healthy options it's more than what we need but we have to go out a little exercise as a family go out and collect them come and cook it together eat and your budget will be less you want to spend too much money buying this important stuff can process with a lot of high thought and we don't need that everywhere you go in samoa you can find fresh food is even here in the capital are you can find it on the side of the streets and in front of people's houses that's why health experts say there's no
excuse for half the population to be obese about ninety percent of people here to be overweight. the number of people with non-communicable chronic diseases filling samoa's hospitals is on the rise they are being treated for problems like diabetes hypertension and cancer well i think this is the one of the country with the highest prevalence all for diabetes and obesity worldwide about eighty percent roughly eighty percent of all properly all of these burden come from long communicable disease and some all so abide by any account this is the biggest problem highlighting the work of young stars like shift john is not only critical to making locally sourced produce more appealing could be vital to saving lives with al-jazeera some more. obvious government is considering closing its embassy in cuba because diplomats continue to suffer from mysterious health problems about
twenty staff have suffered permanent hearing loss or mild traumatic brain injuries thought to have been caused by sonic weapon attacks at the embassy in a van to reopen two years ago after a long frozen diplomatic relations were restored with the communist leadership. chile is celebrating its national independence day and it increasing tensions with neighboring bolivia it's gone to the international court of justice demanding chile be obliged to negotiate an outlet to the pacific ocean. newman has more on the territorial dispute from the chilean desert town a are you away. this is the at that gamma the world's driest desert. one hundred thirty years ago destroyed barren expanse was part of bolivia. and nearly thirty seven hundred meters above sea level the tiny desert town of oh yeah we're proudly celebrates chile's national independence holiday with
a military parade. just five hundred meters from the bolivian border it's meant to underscore that all this is now the chilean territory the two neighbors don't have diplomatic ties and relations are at their worst since but libya lost the eighteen eighty four war of the pacific but cost it it's only access to the pacific ocean. playing pick the libyan minerals for the now heavy imports of making your list and out of africa from poor hundred kilometers south of here to libya passage and it also gives it a corridor to the chilean port of id but one of the libyans that's not recorded on it was libya's president evo morales has made sovereign access to the pacific his number one priority he's brought chile before the international court of justice in the hague to try to force it to negotiate chile's foreign minister tells us what alice is dreaming is century and a half later or most is they want to research or learn third tory. they won.
sovereign territory and that is unacceptable of course we're living in a twenty first century is one of them but bolivian sists it will never give up its claims not just to a pacific order but now also to this small atacama desert river the seilala chile is countersuing bolivia after morales accused of stealing the water that flows through both countries. the mayor of chile's last desert outpost insists to feud last desert outpost insists the feud isn't impacting daily life. it might take another hundred years before the two governments reach agreement but the communities on both sides of the border work together they existed long before the division. we crossed into the even smaller bolivian community of iowa there
we met valentino m'donald who sells soft drinks to the border guards like most bolivians she too has a dream and whenever we haven't seen the ocean we don't have an ocean in bolivia where with it. but it's no laughing matter with libya's president now calling for all citizens to join a militia to defend the country's sovereignty chile is standing more firm than ever leaving little reason to expect an end to the longest running territorial conflict in the americas. you see in human i'll just see die or yeah wage chile. and i geria a campaigner for children's education who provide sanctuary to orphans of war is being honored by the united nations saddam was toppled has won the nansen award which celebrates people who dedicate their lives to helping conflict victims scotland reports founder of school for children whose parents were killed by boko haram the armed group which fights against western educational values.
children in my do green line that a.b.c.'s and one two three. but this is not an ordinary class many of the pupils have seen what no child should some have watched their parents killed most often who fled attacks or the nigerian army pursuing the group in the north east the center has more than five hundred children including those whose parents were members of also. just made myself we don't make them feel that yes i can do what they're doing. by telling them then you feel you do what you're going to do. than a mostafa founded the future progress islamic foundation ten years ago his mission is to do what is fighting against provide education and how poor we doze for that he's worn a u.n. humanitarian award. things.
like. that from our first lady of the united states. in. the. three years never this this. is an african. being measured up to do so. but. over the years boko haram fighters have parents schools killed and kidnapped students that more than two hundred girls from a boarding school in chibok three years ago shocked many most of all was involved in negotiating the release of some of the girls. many children are no longer safe in the home some are being used to attack markets comes with displaced people and other targets more than five thousand people leave here in more now on the
outskirts of my degree that comes to being attacked several times this area including by children who are used by book as suicide bombers. people in this camp . and i don't know what the i'm a can destroy a grain is very sad we just want peace. mustafa has given children a safe haven but says that as long as many others out there are unprotected and threatened his job is far from over catherine saudi al-jazeera my degree northeastern nigeria. zerah and these are the top stories the commander in chief of me on mars armed forces is blaming the hanjour for the violence that sparked the refugee crisis then on whing says only row hendra armed groups are being targeted yes ambassador to the
un nikki haley has warned north korea will be destroyed if it continues what she calls its reckless behavior and u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says a military response may be needed to contain north korea after another missile was fired over japan on friday if our diplomatic efforts fail though our military option well the only one left so all of this is backed up by a very strong and resolute military option but be clear we shake a peaceful solution to the. military chiefs of staff from twenty nine countries are meeting in the south korean capital seoul a former united nations general ban ki-moon told them no one wants war but necessary measures including military options may be required. the wife of pakistan's ousted prime minister nawaz sharif has won his parliamentary seat in the election in the city of lahore. hyder reports the border glorified with emraan haunts bargee the coming game and
a new party the million muslim league we've been all through. coming. significant. foregone conclusion there to show you their feet and their vote having any problems although the margin of the rain significantly lowered their dying a catholic priest who was rescued after being how for four months by isis fighters in the philippines has made his first public appearance the press was rescued on saturday when the military overran the fighters control center inside a mosque in law a city. general motors will recall more than two and a half million vehicles in china over concerns about airbags made by japanese giant to kata the defect has been linked to several deaths and many injuries globally and is able and largest airport auckland has cancelled more than forty flights after the only jet fuel supply line ruptured the leak was discovered on saturday about