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competitively maybe not that we want to present a positive image and to use this to your typical expectation of women for them it's about more than just racing yes you can still be any woman and also a very talented sailor going off around the world showing everybody how strong our money people are al-jazeera world meets the first female sailing crew in the gulf sailing at this time on al-jazeera. north korea says it may carry out a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific as donald trump ups the pressure up with new sanctions. hello i'm down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up on a british where. we are horrified to see that the million americans already are
laying landmines a stern call for action on the river from bangladesh's prime minister. we're in puerto rico where people are picking up the pieces after hurricane maria swept through devastating the island plus. an island. where people are counting the cost after the earthquake of the houses that have been destroyed and the lives will be changed forever. north korea's foreign minister says his country many consider a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific ocean follows new sanctions imposed by u.s. president donald trump on top of those passed by the united nations north korea responded to those sanctions and trump speech to the u.n. nearly this week with a rare statement from the leader kim jong il who said his remarks which describe the u.s. options have convinced me that the path i chose is correct and that is the one i
have to follow to the last we will consider with seriousness exercising a corresponding highest level of hardline countermeasure in history i will make the man holding the property of of the supreme command in the us pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the d.p. r. k. let's get more now from kathy novak she joins us live from the south korean capital seoul cathy so the north korean foreign minister saying that pyongyang may carry out its most powerful hydrogen bomb test yet that's likely to rattle already jangled nerves there in the south isn't it. and around the world indeed aaron this was the north korean foreign minister speaking to reporters in new york after that statement issued by the leader kim jong un talking about the highest level of countermeasure and what that could possibly mean the foreign minister says he is he's not sure what it would mean but it could mean the detonation of a hydrogen bomb in the pacific so this would indeed represent an even higher escalation of tensions that are already externally high here on the korean
peninsula the unification ministry was asked about this comment here that in seoul this morning and said that once again this is an example of provocations followed by sanctions call followed excuse me by more provocations and that south korea is calling on north korea to stop those provocations now of course simply calling on north korea to stop hasn't had any effect in the past and we've heard from kim jong un today saying that this latest language in the latest sanctions coming from donald trump the united states and the united nations only reaffirms to him he says that the path north korea is taking is the correct one as far as south korea is concerned it is continuing to urge for a peaceful solution we heard from the president monday in at the u.n. he was talking about the fact that he has reiterated that there would be no push on the part from south korea for a regime change in north korea no forceful reunification here on the korean
peninsula he has said repeatedly and repeated at the united nations that he does not want to see another war break out here that there should be no second korean war so as the tensions are rising in between donald trump and kim jong un monday in seems to be in the middle of their trying to remind everyone that no one wants to see another war here daryn cathy as you say the u.s. ramping up its own sanctions on top of those u.n. sanctions against pyongyang how is that logic to go down there in south korea. well as we're talking about a peaceful solution what we hear often from the south korean government is that the response to north korea's provocations must be further sanctions and further pressure and when jay unwelcomed the sanctions passed by the united nations see it say that that represents the international community speaking with one voice when it comes to responding to north korea he wasn't speaking specifically about the u.s.
sanctions there but it seems that south korea will welcome any move to put further pressure on north korea in the form of sanctions but interestingly south korea has also announced that it will extend humanitarian aid in the form of eight million dollars to north korea saying that that diplomatic pressure and the political pressure must be kept separate to humanitarian issues aaron thank you well the u.s. is not the only country putting the pressure on north korea china is also stepping up measures against pyongyang over its nuclear program our diplomatic editor james bays reports from new york days after he threatened to destroy north korea militarily now a fresh attempt by president trump economic destruction today i'm announcing a new executive order just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals companies financial institutions that finance
and facilitate trade with north korea he was flanked by the leaders of the two countries most at risk from north korea the prime minister of japan and the president of south korea not president the nation which will probably be most affected by the new sanctions but it appears there was some coordination before this move was taken china their central bank has told their other banks it's a massive banking system. to immediately start doing business with north korea in his speech to the general assembly china's foreign minister wang ye made no mention of that and again stressed dialogue was the only way to solve the crisis so if you want to. we're the d.p. r. k. not to continue in this dangerous direction we call upon the u.s. to honor its former commitment and we call upon all parties to play
a constructive role in easing tensions there is still hope for peace and we must not give up negotiation is the only way out which deserves every effort. in a special security council session on nuclear weapons the us secretary of state rex tillerson cited south africa kazakstan and ukraine as examples of countries that have thrived after giving up the bomb parts in its official statements north korea often quotes another example libya gave up its nuclear and chemical weapons program in two thousand and three eight years later its leader colonel gadhafi was toppled with the help of the u.s. and its allies james zira at the united nations the bangladeshi prime minister sheikh hasina made a plea to the united nations to help the ranger refugees return home to me and mark has seen a call for the u.n. and the international community to take action to stop the ethnic cleansing the
prime minister wants safe zones set up in myanmar which the u.n. would police she also wants the sec regional to conduct a fact finding mission in myanmar more now from mike hanna at the u.n. in new york. they were blunt words from the bangladesh prime minister labeling what is happening in myanmar as ethnic cleansing in the past three weeks alone the number of refugees within bangladesh has tripled some four hundred thirty thousand refugees crossing the border during this time bringing the total number of refugees in bangladesh to well over six hundred thousand and shakers scene are outlined the conditions that the refugees are forced to deal with for no brainers granted. we are horrified to see that the million marise already are laying landmines along their stretch of the border line to prevent the road from returning to me on march . these people must be able to return to their homeland in safety and security
and dignity that will at the same time i condemn all kinds of terrorism and violent extremism too. but the prime minister also outlined what can be done giving a five point plan firstly that myanmar must stop the violence secondly that an immediate fact finding mission must be sent by the secretary general of the united nations thirdly that all civilians are guaranteed safety even if the un controlled safe zones have to be established within me m r and then there needs to be the return of those who have been displaced in the past few weeks and indeed the past a few years and finally she asked for the immediate implementation of the recommendations of coffee and on the un representative to the area so once again from the bangladesh prime minister a call for immediate international intervention and
a call directly to the united nations to come to the aid of those fleeing myanmar. how can maria is picking up strength as it makes its way across the caribbean the storm which began as a category five was downgraded on wednesday but it's now back up to a category three puerto rico is one of the islands hardest hit other galaxies that for us. the merest photo rico's capital says the san juan he knows is gone and as we left the city it's not hard to see why in time neighborhoods ringgold with floodwaters even as residents patiently wait in traffic jams to head into the city to buy provisions or make contact with loved ones many roads here remain flooded. in nearby louisa the damage is extensive really hard of we came from everywhere oscar ramiro says been through powerful hurricanes before but says maria it was terrifying he took shelter with his family but his home was wrecked and rebuilding isn't something many here can afford. i don't know what the world will say is they
going to need some little help whatever so they give us some help will rebuild we've got a we go we were going all the place to go in last been eunice on puerto rico's coast many have lost everything local resident peterson dollars is one of a few volunteers offering comfort water and transport to safer locations you know i didn't lose anything with just you know water you know got i got one in my house and stuff like that and all my friends got a truck military truck and came and picked me up when i would just start here you know try to how about no life has been left untouched by hurricane maria the sheer scale of the damage is almost too much to process and this community is normally a short drive from san juan but right now it feels completely cut off and here's something else to bear in mind there is no power across the entire island no mobile phone coverage so people can't talk to each other and government help or residents here are being told they simply going to have to wait it's
a wait that worries many desperately in need of help. the government. until they. kemeny family. then they. move everything for everything going back to. puerto rico remains in a state of crisis. almost no is that recovery will be painstakingly slow and to get across is there a lost been eunice puerto rico. break here not just here when we come back to weeks of pressure facebook agrees to reveal the political ads it sold to russia head of the u.s. presidential election. and china unveils the world's fastest train but many are asking at what cost more that stay with us. how are we still have tropical storm making its presence felt across the
northeastern corner of the united states there we go swirling away some big and heavy seas just pushing into new york new jersey across new england maybe into the southeast corner of canada as well little area of cloud there also making its way across the i extend then another area of cloud just pushing in over the mountain states because see some snow coming through here just six celsius in calgary very much on the cold side of twenty degrees warmer than that for new york there is at least some warmth around but so that windy weather the rough seas the choppy waters they remain offshore on friday sas they starting to edge way twenty nine celsius in new york by that stage so some pleasant warm sunshine coming for a lot of work and also see highs of around twenty nine degrees some wet weather there into central parts of canada though through the canadian prairie is coming down for the northern plains pushing over towards arizona new mexico could see a little bit about whether one in dallas thirty four degrees celcius before the dry
for southern parts of the u.s. not suffice at a not so dry into the caribbean of course we do still have hurricane maria making its presence felt it will make its way further northwards over the next couple of days. deep in southern india a secret construction project to spark concerns about the country's growing nuclear capacity if you're seeing the. midfielders of an escalating arms race with its neighbors in order to give the indians make. the so what lies behind india's nuclear. power investigates at this time on al jazeera.
welcome back a quick reminder of the top stories north korea's foreign minister says his country is considering a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific ocean comes after president donald trump impose new sanctions on pyongyang on top of those already approved by the united nations the e.u. and china are also stepping up measures against pyongyang over its nuclear program bangladesh's prime minister has used her address at the u.n. general assembly to push the international community on the range of prices at once the u.n. to help establish safe zones of people who fled the violence in the in last rakhine state and hurricane maria has been upgraded to a category three storm as it makes its way to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas sports flooding and power outages in the dominican republic and across the u.s. territories of puerto rico and the u.s.
virgin islands. now mexico's search and rescue operations focusing on ten buildings where authorities hope to find people who survived tuesday's seven point one magnitude quake at least two hundred seventy three people died when buildings collapsed and two thousand more were injured alan fischer visited the town of one of the most damaged by the quake. matter contrary spell she had to be here as they pulled apart the place she's called home for more than fifty years. so badly damaged in tuesday's earthquake the building was in such a dangerous condition she could recover anything but a previous life. is what she wears. i've lived here more than fifty years it's terrible i can find no comfort i keep crying i have not eaten it just feels like a nightmare i i just can't. turn centerville who didn't fare well in the tremor and just moments buildings which it stood for decades were gone others badly
damaged. some people managed to grab what they could others could only watch as diggers pulled apart the remains of ordinary lives changed forever this street which is just reopened gives you an idea of the random nature of the damage caused by earthquakes this house here very little damage a few bricks missing above the galley door but just next door you can see gaping holes in the walls all the way up to the roof a lot of the frontage is fallen into the street the damage here is so bad that this house will probably have to be called dying. on the edge of the turn they set up a camp for those who have nowhere to go to try to make it comfortable but you wouldn't call home. everyone works together to fill the trucks that regularly pool and this takes aid to those in times further away and those who simply won't leave home. so helicity hello didn't know what to do when the quake hit she's due to give birth any day for the moment that has to be the priority. they helped me with
some for me some diapers and clothes for my baby we left our house with nothing we barely managed to grab important documents i'm afraid to return home it's badly damaged. but turn of a who will rebuild in some ways that's an easy fix and years to come the only scars will be those in the hearts and minds of people who've lost everything. alan fischer. mexico protesters in barcelona have gathered outside the supreme court to demand the release of several cattle and government officials they were arrested by spanish police earlier this week for planning next month's independence referendum campaign whole as the latest from barcelona. synchronized defiance. or not i mean it's now or never it's impossible to delay this referendum and if the cattle and
government negotiate we will occupy the streets. the target of pro independence protesters on thursday was the supremes court in barcelona. the trigger was the arrested of more than a dozen cattle and government officials are directly responsible for the going izing the referendum. that prompted some older demonstrators here to draw power levels to general franco's dictatorship for decades. this human to stop this franco style dictatorial regime must explode and we must set up a republic spain's central government has vowed to shut down what it declares is an illegal referendum so protesters brought along their own card for ballot boxes. others printed their own voting slips with the kind of potato you know radio earlier spanish security forces confiscated more than ten million ballot papers and
that was. one. of the way or. the. other this. was astonishing terry and this was next step was the least reinforcements to keep at least the focus the now and i hear that all the while in the fight for now it's more music than muscle but nobody's forgetting that the stakes are high breaking away from the spanish government and its king. to ease calls for independence that to the central government sound like a cry of rebellion. spain. the
kenyan president says a court ruling that an old his election victory last month is a coup that could throw the country into judicial chaos who are kenyatta says the supreme court has stolen democracy from the people kenya's election board says they'll be a rerun of the presidential election on october twenty sixth the court blames the electoral commission for its position to nullify the results saying the poll was not a transparent verifiable. by admitting they've got to get away for a little like kenya what has really happened in our country is nothing short of what kenya has so successfully managed to avoid over the last fifty years or so of our independent that has happened to many other countries where we have seen military coups overthrowing civilian government but today we have broken our history with a coup in the republic of kenya that has been done by four people in the courts this is a coup and i must call it what it is and i will never be afraid to say that facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg plans to share information about russian linked adverts with the us
congress according to facebook some three thousand political ads organized by operatives based in russia ran on the site before last year's presidential election we are actively working with the u.s. government on its ongoing investigations into russian interference we've been investigating this for many months now and for a while we had found no evidence of fake accounts link to russian link to russia running ads and when we recently uncovered this activity we provided that information to the special counsel we also briefed congress and this morning i directed our team to provide the ads we've found to congress as well now as a general rule we're going to be limited in what we can discuss publicly about ongoing law enforcement investigations so we may not always be able to share all of our findings publicly but we support congress in deciding how to best use this information to inform the public and we expect the government to publish its findings when their investigation is complete our white house correspondent kimberly hulk it has more. facebook has announced that it will continue to work
with the u.s. government as it continues its probe into russian meddling in election interference it will also continue its own investigation and will be wopper to have in sharing the information results of those investigations but it's also taking other steps to to ensure election integrity and to ensure that facebook increases its enforcement in terms of ads that are purchased just closing where those ads came from who paid for them and what their political motivations might be it is going to try and increase transparency and security and share that information with even compact heating tech companies or competitors as well to facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg has announced that it hopes to increase is partnerships with election commissions around the world and increased the effort to get out the vote the goal zuckerberg says is to not only be a force for good but also to make sure that the elections around the world not just
in the united states are free and fair the un has not had its voice to the growing opposition to a controversial referendum in iraq's kurdistan region it says the vote planned for monday could destabilize the region so far demands to call off the poll on independence have not been heeded hundreds turned out for probably dependents rally and a bill iraq central government has dismissed the vote as illegal because his delegation is set to visit baghdad on saturday to discuss possible alternatives that more than ten thousand people in the philippines of running against president rodriguez tested their mocking forty five years since martial law was imposed in the country many people who were tortured and jailed under van president ferdinand marcos were out the rani saying the human rights once again under threat to allow into the reports. it's been more than thirty years since people power brought an end to the government of president for dinner marcos but protesters here say they are even
more defiant and angry now the martial years were deeply oppressive they say more than three thousand people were killed and thousands more were jute and tortured but decades on they say they are now reliving it on their president would be good to take his government. according to rights groups more than thirteen thousand people have been killed since president took there to launch the so-called war on drugs more than a year ago many of them killed by vigilante groups believed to be linked to police . say they are no longer intimidated by president. threats they call him a fascist and with the police killing army. also come under fire for a multimillion dollar drug smuggling case implicating members of his government and even his own son his refusal to sign waivers that will show respect accounts has angered many here they demand transparency from his government. this says these are
baseless accusations his government is focused on institutional reforms and the opposition is merely using commemorations like this one to destabilize his administration but public anger continues to grow. just like mark. has all the qualities of a dictator. there warns of nationwide martial law. protests like this one violent activists say they are not afraid. to tear to shows no sign of softening his policies.
the majority of those who joined the rally here were born after the martial law years mark was brutal and abusive and he would never let history repeat itself again. istanbul's main ataturk airport has reopened to traffic after a private jet crashed on the runway forcing the suspension of flights the jet was heading to northern cyprus but crashes it was taking off both pilots a cabin crew member and a passenger most likely. china has unveiled the world's fastest bullet train the train runs at speeds of up to three hundred fifty kilometers an hour thirty minutes of the journey between beijing and shanghai. china's high speed rail ways are a potent symbol of its economy today the network has more than twenty thousand kilometers of track the largest in the world and it's all happened in less than
a decade the link between beijing and shanghai is one of the busiest experts say the new service is about more than just the lure of speed or hunger for. the purpose of raising the speed is merely symbolic that trying to run at a speed of three hundred fifty kilometers an hour the fastest in the world this implies the stress of chinese twenty. foot high speed trains are expensive to operate one international think tank estimates that it cost ninety percent more to build lines for trains that reach three hundred fifty kilometers an hour than four ones that allow a speed of two hundred fifty but china's government is in a hurry to build more both in china and abroad than. nobody predicted that the high speed rail between beijing and shanghai would be profitable when it was built but after seven eight year development it gains so it can work in
the west regions as well after ten years without a drill just six years ago there were questions over the future of the network after a high speed rail crash caused by a signalling failure killed forty people yet today train travel offers what flying in china simply doesn't and reliability in recent years flying in china has become characterized by lengthy delays and cancellations in two thousand and sixteen a third of all flights failed to leave on time. it's been a year for trumpeting china's technological achievements in may the country's first domestically manufactured wide body jet made its maiden flight a few weeks before that its homemade aircraft carrier slipped into the sea for the first time and now once more china holds the title for the world's fastest passenger train adrian brown al-jazeera beijing. now helium balloons are
a staple of many childhood memories but have you ever wondered how far they can travel well the french past helped with the answer winning one of the world's most prestigious ballooning events the duo traveled more than eight hundred kilometers in a gas balloon and then it was one of twenty one teams taking part in the gordon bennett race chapel from five home in switzerland and landed in a field in a stone yet almost two days later. the top stories this hour north korea's foreign minister says his country is considering a hydrogen bomb test in the pacific ocean. it follows new sanctions imposed by u.s. president donald trump the european union and china are also stepping up measures against pyongyang over its nuclear program. bangladesh's prime minister has used her address at the un general assembly to push the international community on the
range of crisis shake a scene at once the u.n. to help establish safe zones for people who fled the violence in myanmar's rakhine state she says four hundred thirty thousand range of muslims have fled to her country since a military crackdown in myanmar began last month. we are horrified to see that the million marise already. along their stretch of the border to prevent the road from returning to me. these people must be able to return to their homeland in safety and security and dignity. at the same time i condemn all kinds of terrorism and violent extremism to. the death toll from mexico's earthquake has risen to two hundred seventy three mexico's president believes there could still be people alive in ten buildings that collapsed in tuesday's quake rescue crews are working around the clock to reach an
adult trapped under the rubble of a school in mexico city twenty five children and adults died when the building collapsed. hurricane maria has been upgraded to a category three storm as it makes its way to the turks and caicos islands and the bahamas it's cause flooding and power outages in the dominican republic and across the u.s. territories of puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. protests are showing no sign of letting up in spain's catalonia region where thousands of independence supporters are rallying outside a courthouse in barcelona. there demanding the release of catalan government officials detained of a next month's independence referendum spain's prime minister mariano rajoy has called the vote illegal says the consequences if it goes ahead the catalan government says it's determined to hold a poll anyway. but those were the headlines the news
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