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hard. from the tropics of southeast asia to the verrall islands in the far north atlantic . meets the women who cross the world for love and stage to change a community. at this time on al-jazeera. mexico's president assesses the damage of a magnitude seven point one quake that's killed more than one hundred forty.
five from doha also coming up. we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea u.s. president donald trump takes aim at north korea and iran in his first address to the u.n. calling in the sky of our planet. how can maria gain strength as it nears the u.s. virgin islands after leaving devastation in parts of the caribbean. and the first refugees are set to move from an australian run prison camp to the u.s. under a controversial plan. a powerful seven point one magnitude earthquake has hit mexico more than one hundred forty nine people are now confirmed dead at least twenty of them with school children well the earthquake happened shortly after one p.m. local time there publicist several buildings collapsed in and around mexico city under twenty kilometers away don estabrook reports. in mexico city survivors pick
through buildings reduced to piles of broken concrete and dust searching for survivors the people they found were quickly carried away on stretchers eighty six kilometers south in cuernavaca parts of a road collapsed military trucks sped to the town center to help search for victims in several collapsed buildings. president enrique pena nieto surveyed the damage areas by plane and promised government medical care to anyone injured. i've also instructed that lights be set up so that we can continue to help people all night and so we can also find more people below the rubble stay in touch follow us on social media will keep you informed hours before the quake hit many in mexico city have participated in drills on the anniversary of a deadly one nine hundred eighty five quake thousand spread to the city's streets in panic as tuesday's quake shook buildings and sent concrete from one high rise crashing to the street at a daycare center teachers escorted frightened children to
a sidewalk outside for safety dramatic video showed smoke rising from several areas around mexico city seismologists say more than thirty million people likely felt the quake the epicenter was near the public town of robo so about one hundred twenty three kilometers southeast of mexico city the quake comes just over a week after another major earthquake shook the country killing ninety eight people seismologists say tuesday's quake was too large to be an aftershock from the earlier one officials say it's too early to accurately estimate the scope of the damage and the number of casualties but they say both will be significant dian us to brooke al jazeera. from mexico city. hundreds of residents in mexico ready to spend the night out in the open blankets. everything that is needed for a night. on the richter scale. but it was great.
this is because. of the. time because it was so close in. time to evacuate buildings and that's why some people. came out to say that. affected. everyone to work together to come together in hard times. that. the country's president. visited a school where at least twenty children were killed several more remain trapped in the rubble emergency services are working throughout the night in search of
survivors. his rhetoric against north korea threatening to destroy the country in a highly combative speech to the u.n. general assembly. described pyongyang as a deprived regime. has more from the united nations. donald trump is the thirteenth u.s. president to come here to address the u.n. and with the north korea crisis to tear orating he knew the world would be hanging on his every word the message is. it's a message of coming together but once he headed to the general assembly chamber he's excellent see donald trump he had a very different message delivering a speech that astonished many diplomats by including an unprecedented threat to annihilate another u.n.
member state the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to turn only destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the words with just the sort of language that earlier the u.n. secretary general had warned against fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings the solution must be political and this is a time for statesmanship. we must not sleepwalk our way into war president trumps foreign policy challenges a growing his critics say it's only of his own making he doesn't now just face possible confrontation with one nuclear power north korea but with a second one iran too as he continues to suggest he's likely to pull out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal the iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided
transactions the united states has ever entered into frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the united states and i don't think you've heard the last of it believe me that received strong support from israel's prime minister but only tepid applause from those in the general assembly so i've listened to countless speeches in this hall but i can say that. none were born or none were more courageous and forthright. then the one delivered by president trump to do the un is normally a place of nuance and compromise but president trump sees things in starkly black and white even some of the countries that are normally friendly to the u.s. are alarmed one western foreign minister told me that president trumps comments on
north korea one helpful and a senior security council diplomat said to me why does he want to provoke two simple taney is nuclear crises james al-jazeera of the united nations trump and qatar's emir shutter mean been hammered out fannie met at the u.n. to discuss the gulf crisis the emir described qatar's relationship with the u.s. as very strong earlier in his address to the general assembly the emir renewed his call for unconditional dialogue to end the blockade on his country president trump says he believes the blockade will be resolved quickly michaela reports on what lies ahead now for the u.s. president on day two of the general assembly. president trump won't be in the u.n. building in the course of the day but he's going to be very busy he's got a series of bilateral meetings including the king of jordan abdullah the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas and the egyptian president fight until sisi clearly from this list of meetings he is likely to be discussing that peace plan
that he's made a centerpiece of the trump administration an attempt to put clothes on a skeleton after assessing a long dormant peace process but this is between other meetings at lunch time he'll be holding a meeting with african leaders and after that a meeting with the british prime minister to raise a may now that's likely to be a somewhat awkward meeting she's likely to speak sharply about his threats to unilaterally tear up the iran plan something that her and her european allies are deeply concerned about also in the course of the day we will be hearing from iranian president hassan rouhani who's likely to respond sharply to the content of president trump's address controversial address to the united nations general assembly hurricane maria is nearing the u.s. virgin islands with wind speeds up to two hundred eighty kilometers an hour one person was killed by a falling tree when the category five storm swept through the french island got
a new two other people are missing after their boat sank just east of the island maria is now heading towards puerto rico the governor very is warning that the hurricane could hit with a force that they are and has not seen for several generations and gallagher is there. as hurricane maria bore down on the caribbean island of dominate its prime minister said we dare not look out maria hit as a category five with sustained winds of two hundred sixty kilometers per hour mudslides and widespread damage and now a major concern prime minister roosevelt skerritt described the effects of the hurricane as hallucinating and was himself rescued as the storm plowed across the island taking to social media he said his people have lost what money can buy and replace and now fears that people may have been killed north of dominated a french on a divide loop was also pounded by the powerful storm it's still recovering from hurricane but officials say the scale of the damage is hard to quantify because i
don't know that we have limited contact at the moment it's really very patchy we're in contact with our forces the firemen the military police and the police who are giving us some information but we have very little information at this stage across the region hurricane alerts have now been issued as maria continues its track towards the u.s. virgin islands and puerto rico high winds tidal surges and power outages and now a potentially deadly threat as officials warned residents to take to shelters or stay in their homes here in puerto rico more than five hundred shelters a vote as this island braces for the most powerful storm to hit since one thousand nine hundred twenty eight hurricane graced puerto rico two weeks ago leading to the loss of power for a million residents some still don't have electricity but with a direct hit and now facing potentially far more serious consequences and the gallic al-jazeera san juan puerto rico lots more so to come here and al-jazeera including the u.n. asked me in march allow it into the country to investigate what's been called ethnic cleansing of range of muslims and we look at the military drills on europe's
doorstep that are making some countries nervous more and that stay with us. welcome back across the levant and western parts of asia it's all pretty quiet at the moment still very warm across iraq and iran and into kuwait city temperatures there staying in the mid forty's so when the caspian sea is already nice back of that thirty two degrees tehran is going to see a high of thirty one and it's finer on the eastern side of the mediterranean with twenty nine the maximum in beirut moving southwards into the arabian peninsula temperatures are just around the forty mark for medina and mecca some resort temperatures on the other side of the peninsula for doha and abu dhabi but here again we see the humidity levels remaining pretty high and probably will be like that for a least a couple of weeks as we head across into southern portions of africa it's looking
largely fine here too for cape town we've got so quite pleasant weather twenty two as a mix of so warming up a little bit here elsewhere fine sunshine across so much of mozambique through zimbabwe and into zambia as we head on into thursday fine across in the movie there with thirty four is a high in winter now heading into central parts of africa we have plenty of showers here as you would expect with the central african republic and also cameroon looking quite wet across west africa there is a circulation low pressure giving some rain across western areas but across money should see dry weather highs of thirty four in bamako. with its economy stagnant mexico's president implemented drastic and controversial energy reforms mexico's oil opened by the mexican people for seventy five years is being sold to private international companies. and as with the country's
agricultural sector it's exposed to exploitation by profit driven multinational corporations crude harvest at this time on al jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories this hour at least one hundred forty nine people are now confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake struck central mexico a seven point one magnitude quake hit publish state president enrique pena nieto visited one school or at least twenty children were killed. the u.s. president has made his debut speech at the u.n.
general assembly taking aim at north korea donald trump said he destroy the country if it threatened the u.s. or its allies he also had strong words for iran accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region. and hurricane maria is nearing the u.s. virgin islands with wind speeds up to two hundred eighty kilometers an hour one person was killed by a falling tree when the category five storm swept through the french island of guadalupe. now a landmark speech on the range a crisis by man miles leader has done little to reassure the international community united nations investigators are demanding full access to investigate claims of human rights violations by security forces press. spoke about his concerns over the range of crisis and the response from me on mars leader. it is a very light statement by on sun so i wish he had made the statement earlier has not made a very convincing explanation hundreds of thousands of people have led me and of
course the people need to feel safe in her statement did not reassure this we took the initiative and held a meeting on the ranger here at the united nations and we shoot a statement of declaration at the end of the meeting and with the declaration we have discussed what kind of steps will need to be taken i want to thank bangladesh in particular they've decided to reserve an island for the rakhine muslims fleeing myanmar and turkey will provide all necessary help along with other countries for those people who will be arriving on the island meanwhile un staff in bangladesh have started collecting testimonies from range of muslims who fled the violence more than four hundred thousand people have left their homes as duncan crawford now reports. the speech was meant to placate the international community has of worked the u.n. continues to demand full that access to the home of the red. states and the me and our governments treatment of the muslim minority is attracting further outrage.
from many hue fled to bangladesh the woman who was once a beacon of hope is now hate. what i told her people in the world is a complete lie if what she said is not a lie then let the world media so that they can see whether we are tortured are we are happy let them see the plight of the people. that call for access to state is being reinforced by the un having already demanded that international investigators be allowed in to examine the growing allegations of atrocities u.n. leaders again urge the media more government to cooperate mass killings excessive use of. torture and ill treatment. sexual and gender based violence and the burning and destruction of entire villages it is important for us to see with our own eyes the site of these alleged violations and abuses access would allow investigators to see what's really happening these satellite
photos show one village in iraq and state first in may that in september revealing the near total destruction of buildings and surrounding vegetation human rights watch says new data shows more than two hundred villages have been almost completely destroyed and accuses security forces of ethnic cleansing but me a man's leaders continue to protest their innocence while denying international agencies free access to the region we're going on you do believe that instituting such a mission is not a helpful course of action in solving the already integrated rick an issue me a mars leaders have repeatedly blamed much of the violence on what they describe as terrorist groups. maintain strong support in much of me a mark to others her statements seem either out of touch or willfully blind to the actions of the military me amar's generals control those forces pursued cheese
accused of not even trying to influence them duncan crawford al-jazeera. the us will accept at least fifty refugees have been held in prison camps on menace island and now roam the resettlement as part of a deal australia's prime minister struck with the obama administration. has more from seventy. well we've spoken to some refugees online of fall and have told us that u.s. representatives told a small cohort this morning that they'll be traveling to the u.s. in the coming weeks they've been told to pack their bags and get ready to travel to port moresby the capital of on sunday ahead of their departure to the u.s. now israeli prime minister malcolm turnbull said this morning that twenty five refugees from twenty five on mannus island will be traveling to the u.s. he said it was good news and he thanked u.s. president donald trump for honoring a deal that was struck with his predecessor barack obama but this is the deal that
u.s. president trump had blasted as being a done deal it seems he is at least honoring it for these fifty refugees it's unclear though what the fate will be for the rest of the refugees on manna silent and. tension is rising around iraq's kurdish region ahead of a vote on independence later this month the town of two is where kurdish control ends and iraqi control begins its population is a mix of kurds and turkmen. groups kurdish peshmerga have fought there before the shia turkmen reject the referendum have been making new threats. since the referendum was announced by the presidency of the kurdistan region we have been seeing the parties including the arabs in the. making threats that if the kurds hold a referendum they will attack our forces we are fully prepared to react to any unwanted incident but we will not initiate anything we will try our best to avoid war but if
it happens and if it comes to our doors that. these areas a part of being governorates and the governor has completely rejected the referendum the city council here including the arabs and the turkmen are also rejected they didn't even vote on it therefore we are rejecting the referendum here in the city coke and other disputed areas in fact we don't want to held in kurdistan either. al jazeera has more now from northern iraq. one of the biggest bones of contention between the central government in baghdad and the kurds have been the so-called this and that has been ever since the fall of saddam hussein back in two thousand and three and the writing of the constitution in two thousand and five now since two thousand and four when the iraqi army pulled out and i saw a large swathe of land in iraq the kurds have actually stepped in and taken home
or a lot of land there's no real estimate but one. land grab at that about forty percent and what we're seeing at the moment is this. discontent from the central government in baghdad about this referendum that as we speak is still going ahead on september september twenty fifth now some would say the kurds can carry out this referendum in their own territories meaning the three provinces silliman they air and the whole but not the so-called disputed territories well i do moment the referendum is also being carried out in those territories and that's where you see being you're seeing a new sort of sick tarion tension emerging whereas in the past those disputed territories have come under attack. and then i so now you see the. forces that are under the direct command of prime minister and the kurdish
peshmerga forces face to face and i think some of the people here the kurds who are against the timing of the referendum not the idea of a referendum on worrying exactly about this new form of victory and really emerging in the country rebels have a government forces in south sudan killing twenty five people women the elderly and local police officers were among those who died in the fighting near the town of been to has been a civil war in south sudan since twenty thirteen troops loyal to president salva kiir battling those of ric machado the vice president who we sent. well as donald trump addressed world leaders at the united nations back in washington the investigation into possible collusion between the trump campaign and russia has revealed new developments media outlets in the u.s. are reporting investigators wiretapped former trunk company. company health records we want americans to understand the man is not yours for months the f.b.i.
has considered paul man afford a person of interest now new revelations that the former truck campaign chair has been on the radar of u.s. government investigators since twenty fourteen the surveillance began under secret court orders it was stopped due to a lack of evidence but resumed again last year and into twenty seventeen those recorded communications are now part of the broad investigation being led by special prosecutor robert mueller into whether there was collusion between russia and trump campaign officials. the revelations have emboldened trump supporters who want social media view this as vindication for the president and his claim on twitter in march that the previous administration had wiretapped him i have no information that supports those tweets and may contradict claims made by fired f.b.i. director james comey who would have been overseeing that surveillance given manna for it has
a home in trump tower and as chair of trump's campaign was likely caught up in that surveillance of matter for. on capitol hill trump advisor and friend michael cohn briefly appeared to ask her questions for senators only for his lawyer to tell reporters the meeting had been canceled no thank you for giving me the if you're going to let me in july the f.b.i. also launched an early morning raid on matter for its home as part of its investigation seizing documents and computer files man of ford has denied he ever knowingly had contact with russian agents he did however register retroactively as a foreign agent with the u.s. government. for consulting work he did for ukraine's former pro russia ruling party this former justice department official says it appears miller's team is putting pressure on trump associates to target the president this would be leverage if you say all right if we have information that you may have violated the foreign agents registration act we're all kind of ignore that will not prosecute that case but
you've got to waive your privileges and disclose everything you know about what happened metaphor it was not reportedly under f.b.i. surveillance when donald trump jr invited him to the june twenty sixth trump tower meeting with the russian lawyer it's a gap that could prove critical as investigators continue to probe into possible ties between the russian government and the u.s. president kimberly held at al-jazeera washington well in a statement man a force spokesman said if claims of the wiretapping are true it's a felony to reveal the existence of a warrant regardless of the fact that no charges every merged the u.s. department of justice is inspector general should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks the un has warned of more help is needed for one hundred eighty five thousand people have been displaced by flooding in the jav many houses in the west african nation are made of material that can withstand floodwaters the school year begins next month meaning those who are using the
buildings for shelter will need to find new places to stay british police have arrested a third suspect in connection to the bomb attack on a london underground train this week a twenty five year old man was arrested in wales on tuesday police are questioning two other men who were arrested over the weekend but neither has yet been charged thirty people were injured when a homemade explosive device partially detonated during morning rush hour on friday the train had stopped at the pass and screen tube station when the device went off . now russia and belarus are holding large scale military exercises moscow says just under thirteen thousand personnel have taken part their western observers believe the real number is far higher it's the first as a part exercises are being held since russia annexed crimea in twenty fourteen and nato is eastern members are concerned but as our correspondent really chalons explains some an uneasy as well. it takes some noise to overpower the din of military jets but weeks of political arguing over joints
russian better russian exercises have come close nato countries and allies are spooked particularly the baltics zappa two thousand and seventeen stretches right across russia and better reeses western borderlands europe's doorstep russia's been accused by western political and military leaders of preparing for a big war even of using the drills as possible cover for an invasion but foreign observers watching it's a training ground in better routes seems comma quite impressive we have seen some defense systems and some like firing we. would miss arms and we've got good explanations all the time on what's happening and what do you think it's ok when there are fourteen international observers here to each from the baltic countries ukraine poland sweden and norway but they haven't been invited by russia they've been invited by batteries. seems somewhat uneasy about these drills despite its
close partnership with moscow it doesn't want the same stormy relationship with the west as russia has according to this better russian analyst the leadership of belarus after crimea started to carry a new foreign policy a position of neutral party between russia and ukraine and russia and the west these drills destroy the us image in a sense their own pleasant for the balor russian leadership and i'd like them to be wrapped up soon as possible further complicating belorussian feelings zapp had two thousand and seventeen scenario envisages russia helping to quell separatism in a fictitious breakaway region of better reschooling noria better russian which have since come up with a vision or in foreign ministry twitter accounts passports even a national anthem. of the. bands behind the humor this blogger says there are concerns that if russia could turn on ukraine other slavic countries shouldn't take anything for granted. when such large scale drills are held it's normal for
people to feel tension disbelief and fear because after crimea you cannot guarantee anything one hundred percent no one could have predicted the crimean scenario so civil society in belarus is quite nervous. for vladimir putin though it's just one of the years many military exercises as he watches over the culmination of two thousand and seventeen joints drills with china are beginning far away on the other side of the world. al jazeera going to receive. much more news on our website all the latest on that deadly earthquake which hit mexico al-jazeera dot com al-jazeera . come out of the top stories here on al-jazeera at least one hundred forty nine people are confirmed dead after a powerful earthquake struck central mexico a seven point one magnitude quake hit
a state president and then he kept pena nieto visited a school where at least twenty children were killed and seven others are still trapped in the rubble the u.s. president made his debut speech at the united nations taking aim at north korea donald trump said he destroyed the country if it threatened the u.s. or its allies it also had strong words for iran accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the united states is ready willing and able but hopefully this will not be necessary that's what the united nations is all about that's what the united nations is
for let's see how they do. well trump says he's confident the blockade on will the result quickly he met with the emir of qatar. on the sidelines of the un general assembly has denied reports that he warned gulf states against taking military action against. the u.s. virgin islands with wind speeds up to two hundred eighty kilometers an hour one person was killed by a falling tree when the category five storm swept through the french island of guadeloupe united nations investigators are demanding full access to me and not investigate claims of human rights violations by security forces. started collecting testimonies from a range of muslims who fled the violence and australia's prime minister has welcomed news the us will accept at least fifty refugees from prison camps on menace island another route the resettlement as part of a deal malcolm turnbull struck with the obama administration in january president
called it the worst deal ever but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the listening posts. with documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. thank you very. much. lower than you're at the listening post here are some of the media stories we're covering this week me and maher and the rohingya muslims ethnic cleansing or for.