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the count at this time on al-jazeera. in colombia transforming urban waste into building blocks of years just before a same thing the west blasted the war we can finish in charge in just ten years and in singapore fridge ago farms and living building anything you do on land on the ground doesn't make sense to do that on a building not come we might have not just decorative but can we make it biologically productive earthrise discovers cutting edge tradition for sustainable cities at this time on al-jazeera. a particularly cowardly act of terror. eight people are dead in new york after a truck plows into pedestrians and cyclists and.
this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. a catalan minister returns home from belgium to try to buy protesters. fears that the new guinea's army plans
to storm an australia run prison camp which refugees are refusing to leave. and lawyers for facebook twitter and google go before congress to explain how russia and legibly use them to influence the u.s. election. president to step up so-called extreme vetting of foreigners was driven into cyclists and pedestrians in new york city eight people were killed five of them from argentina the twenty nine year old suspect was shot at the scene in lower manhattan and taken to hospital. as the latest. the frightening sight of
mangled bicycles after a deadly truck attack just blocks from the september eleventh memorial police say a man deliberately drove this rental truck into a bike path down cyclists and
pedestrians causing multiple deaths and injuries every single running resort and. they're all anticipating gunshots and according to authorities after striking the pedestrians and cyclists the truck traveled several blocks before crashing into a school bus with kids on board and i witnessed filmed this video moments after the crash he told us this is the suspect who fled the truck. i thought maybe. but when i heard the gunshot then i got scared with that. police shot the suspect the twenty nine year old male and took him into custody the suspect is
reported to be safe. from uzbekistan authorities say the suspect made a statement when he got out of his truck those words are why officials are considering this an act of terror let me be clear to based on the information we have at this moment this was an act of terror and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them the governor is calling on new yorkers to carry on with their lives we felt the pain before we feel the pain today. but we go forward together and we go forward stronger than ever well it's being investigated as a potential act of terror the governor said there are no indications of any wider plot or threat to the city nevertheless the police say they'll have extra officers out in force in the coming days just to be sure gabriel's andro how does the new
york. catalonia is ousted interior minister has returned to barcelona to chants of triton by eunice protesters know not to say i am looking for one on the rest of the catalan cabinet have been fired by spain's central government four has been in belgium with the former president. over fourteen members of the sun catherine cabinet facing possible charges of rebellion. but it's not clear what the catalyst would you want will return to madrid for the hearing he says he's in belgium to ensure his freedom and safety and insists he still catalonia is a legitimate president under simmons reports from barcelona. carlos pushed him on is only the mission trying to get international support while at the same time justifying why he left his homeland off the charges were filed against him by the spanish prosecutor i'm not here you know the desirability because i'm. the belgian
. i'm here in brussels and the people of europe. this is not a matter of. this you know. there's no relationship. i'm here. to act with freedom and safety. pushed him all says he needs guarantees if he comes back and he wouldn't say how long he'll be away in the organization that's involved in all the big procession demonstrations the mood lifts a little i think it only makes sense that at least part of the government can remain operative outside the country because it would not be safe for them to stay in spain pushed him on spent a low profile weekend apart from a call for peaceful support then came the heat on monday with charges filed and he was nowhere to be seen when he emerged in belgium his supporters have a range of emotions from outright anger to dissent what's the mood like now and
has pushed the mall's decision to go to brussels done damage personally i think. it did but it's something that we can only. analyze with time if he hadn't speak today it has been it would have been a problem for us because you cannot do that on a friday then go out like have a weekend of and we don't know if we are a republic of we had we are still part of spain and he's missing christina thena has paved secession for the past seven years she thinks pushed him all is right to leave the us consulate but. i thought he was in political exile or that he wanted to internationalize the conflict both things good to me initially we were this concerted but now we see it clearly but nothing is clear over what's in store for sacked ministers who have stayed in catalonia vanish from their offices they arrive
for work at the dissolve parliament instead insisting their government is still there just some of the hundred simmons' al-jazeera barcelona. a quarter earnings due in a lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run offshore prison camp tensions are running high at the facility on papa new guinea's man asylum with reports of looting by armed locals there are fears the country's army plans to storm the facility and for six hundred refugees to move toward tentative accommodation reports. these refugees are desperate to stay inside a detention center that they fought to close our men. are safe maybe it's my last. you see here maybe not who knows our lives in. danger. refugees was sent to the man asylum detention seem to by a stray here four years ago a holding pen until a permanent solution was found and
a deterrent for those who might follow. the locals of happen you guinea were always have. style it was an attack in twenty four tane that left one refugee did the concept and conditions of men a silent who widely condemned finally according to the legal and astray are agreed to close the same to pay refugees compensation. but as the facility was decommissioned and security forces left on tuesday refugees reported. yesterday and authorities all this into a bad inning these refugees in st louis. and they have serious concerns for their safety on medicine and whether they may be are not so barricaded themselves in the same time. it's now a c h water electricity and food supplies have been cut off.
the water tank is empty. as best i can be nice. but we are at the stage the asylum seekers were given alternative accommodation on the island but they said it isn't equipped to protect them from the locals they are not going to go are safe to go into that's why i'm saying here this is a crazy situation everybody has been screaming about wanted to get out of the place where we saw that we had to close it and move them into a different facility and require those the refugees to go back to their country of origin and now they want life as government says the prison closure is a matter of a pup a new guinea and yet papa new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and a hostile native population challenge ballasts al jazeera al-jazeera sandra thomas is following developments from sydney. refugees on the describe what they call
a scene just situation inside what was the prison they are barricading themselves in they no longer have food they no longer have drinking water supply they're collecting rainwater for that and there's no power to the president either their fear is that papua new guinea and troops will storm the prison or what was the present at some stage a lot that hasn't happened as yet and no one has there been any further looting by locals on tuesday some locals broke in and stole things like conditions anything of value the hasn't been any of that on wednesday now the papua new guinea government and australian governments are at odds with each other australia says that prison will close and it's happened he's responsibility to close it and the refugees should move to alternative accommodation elsewhere in medicine but they have provided refugees themselves amnesty international who have a representative on the lot of they say that accommodation is simply not suitable to out of free buildings haven't been built yet and the one that has is not site
has nothing to protect the refugees from angry locals trying to get at them when you get he says the refugees are australia's responsibility but at the same time the report on the property to me and maybe but that government is preparing to put some stuff back inside the prison to provide some at least basic services the lawyer social media giant facebook has admitted the company should have done more to pick up on russian links meddling in last year's u.s. election he was joined by representatives from twitter and google for questioning at a senate hearing into moscow's alleged cyber influence on the vote jabatan see reports from washington d.c. through facebook now says it estimates that approximately one hundred twenty six million people may have seen content produced by a kremlin linked company at some point between twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen the foreign interference we saw is reprehensible. that foreign actors hiding behind
fake accounts abused our platform and other internet services to try to sow division and discord and to try to undermine the election. it's directly contrary to our values but facebook also says the russian content represents point zero zero four percent of news feed content in that period or approximately one out of every twenty three thousand articles in fact even as they emphasized the seriousness of the issue all three companies say the content trace to the russians has been minuscule as a proportion of total content and much didn't reference the elections all the candidates nonetheless members of congress are urging action even as the goal of russian actors remains murky these ads are clearly intended to worsen racial tensions and possibly violence their goal is to divide us and discredit our democracy. that ability to influence is said to have been displayed at this rally
after the election thousands gathered in new york to protest against donald trump it's alleged would be nice this black matters for us were linked to the russian internet company that was advertising on facebook as internet companies trying to understand what's happening and attempt to prove that they're taking the issue seriously they're already censoring posts focusing on race or social inequality because they're deemed divisive and anti-american and that has some concerned various sites that tend to publish more kind of radical thoughts had seen significant drops in their search traffic and obviously google has a monopoly on search and is that's responsible for the majority of the search traffic that the site will see so that is one indication that google's algorithmic updates tend to favor sites more like the washington post the new york times it's unclear what the russians who bought social media content were trying to achieve nor want if any effect that content had on last year's election but can't will now
be needed that any reforms that are made in the name of u.s. democracy don't leave uses only with content that's been deemed accept. by silicon valley and members of congress. washington lots more still to come here in al-jazeera including. new evidence in the killing of an environmental activist in honduras plus. barack obama launches his presidential foundation to teach young people about their civic duties more in that state. from the clear blue sky dome home. to the fresh fruits and breeze in the city of you know. how we still have a child so showers affecting turkey pushing out of the black sea just not going
across towards the caspian sea you see a little bit of cloud just coming in here at the moment and this we go on through this day possibility want to see showers there may be pushing down into northern areas of syria elsewhere it does stay fine and dry that a bit wet weather a possibility up towards into the far south of iraq will see warm sunshine once again into tashkent twenty seven celsius on matty twenty four degrees twenty four for kabul as well fine and try across a good part of the middle east over the next couple of days by thursday perhaps a little bit of cloud just making its way into northern parts of iran but to run still getting up to around twenty three degrees celsius so those numbers from for abu dhabi thirty two celsius pleasant sunshine across the reagan plan over the next couple of days thirty three thirty four degrees as we go on through thursday here in doha looking good in just a gentle breeze a very pleasant sunshine coming through pleasant enough to ensure good parts of southern africa a little more clout there across the western side of the region those in the maybe
seeing a little bit of damp weather to go through the next day or two further east is fine dry and sunny. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. and when they're on line we were in hurricane. almost like thirty six hours these are the things that has to address or if you join us on saturday i'm a member of the complex but we struck up a relationship is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag eight a stream and one of your pitches might make an actual join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump is vowing to step up so-called extreme vetting of foreigners truck was driven into cyclists and pedestrians in new york eight people were killed seven others injured and what police say was a terrorist attack twenty nine year old suspect has been identified in media reports as an uzbek immigrant. several of catalonia is ousted cabinet ministers have returned to barcelona they'd been in belgium with former president governors all fourteen members of the cabinet and facing possible rebellion charges from spain central government. and the court rulings due on a lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run offshore prison camp tension is high at the facility on papa new guinea's money asylum where refugees are barricaded themselves inside because they're worried about being attacked by locals . kenya's opposition leader has called the result of the presidential election
a rerun to be an old president who are kenyatta was declared the winner but the election was. why he boycotted by opposition supporters kenyatta took ninety eight point two percent of the vote for the turnout just below forty percent i think it made no mention of a legal challenge but more the election result would undermine the public's faith in democracy mom the doe has more from nairobi. raila odinga says he will not accept the results of the election that were released on monday evening and the president who are looking at it is in office illegally he says he has now embarked on what he calls a companion for electoral justice and he says he will i cheered by calling on his supporters to come out and protest picket them also boy court goods and services belong to companies of the president's family and also all other people allied to his dibley party this is what raila odinga had to say this illusion must no
stones if allowed to turn. complete mockery of a list of those. to be the end of the vote as a means of instituting a government in kenya. real destroy the public's confidence in the vote this will not turn out to vote in. the term and outcomes. comments will not come as any consolation to many kenyans who want to move forward and leave the whole process behind them it's been a long electoral process we've been hearing of these elections since june this year and it's been a process marked with violent protests attacks on and threats to the electoral commission staff all these signs of
a country on the brink and it promises to be even a longer process and more painful one if raila continues with his uncompromising stand. customs officials say iraqi forces have taken control of the only operating border crossing with turkey from the kurdish regional government. within the official boundaries of the semi autonomous kurdish region of northern iraq well the president of that region is about to step down after a controversial referendum on. his twelve years in office stephanie decker has been speaking to people. about his legacy. time affords an element of perspective and even though daily routines here haven't changed the political landscape has shifted for the kurds of northern iraq so how is it seen by the youth we meet mohammed an engineer he is currently unemployed and like many playing away their time here they are educated but find it hard to get a job. as time expired not now but
a few years ago yes he is a symbol of our nation but in the end someone has to replace his position if you believe in democracy any any leader when he finishes his period he needs to let someone replace him i think it was a good move by the president. the backlash to the controversial referendum on secession is viewed by many as the reason for his decision to step aside love him or hate him he is a man many view as a historic figure head of the kurdish. zone he leaves his post you can consider that our kurdish nation will disintegrate because we see him as a father we don't just see him as a leader he is our kurdish father leave the presidency aside what barzani did for the kurdish nation no one else can do and no one else will. so what now commentator he says it's the first time in kurdish history a leader of his caliber gives up his post in this manner a possible scenario is that we may move to
a parliamentary system with no president or with president with symbolic president president with very little powers. of course something like this he would accept a position like this i don't know who's going to be the next prime minister but i can bet quite a lot of money on him being here present. and that's the bottom line even if massoud barzani isn't the president he will continue to wield enormous influence i think by him stepping back he's allowing his nephew. and. to lead the negotiations went back that you know the top priority now in kurdistan is not forming a government is not putting the kurdish house in order. it is important but the top priority in buying it today in kurdistan is to form a united representative delegation that is powerful and goes to back
the. people we speak to say the hundred year old dream of an independent kurdistan which suddenly seemed so close has been broken but they also firmly believe that it can be fixed stephanie decker al jazeera. the new politicians are warning cambodia could face aid and trade sanctions if it doesn't improve its human rights is the strongest threat of action since the arrest of opposition. in september and tuesday cambodia's top court rules must remain in prison while he awaits trial for treason the government's intensified its crackdown against political opponents independent media and human rights groups in recent months. the united nations is warning that the paris climate change deal is in jeopardy if countries don't act to cap rising global temperatures its environment program says more must be done to meet greenhouse gas emission targets its latest report criticizes the construction of
coal power plants in developing countries it's been released ahead of a climate meeting in germany next week which aims to inject new momentum into the paris accord. they got report we are launching today clearly shows that the paris agreement is faltering and without a stronger commitment to action by all governments we can revel what we do so long to achieve should the united states follow through with state in asia and to leave paris agreement on twenty twenty the big good because we've been really good. now a team of lawyers has new evidence on the death of an environmental activist in honduras it's claimed phone records prove bertha catches was the target of a murder plot john holdren reports from mexico city. to cast his one international recognition for leading the length people in honduras against the hydroelectric plant on their land by company desa. to
attack a river that has life the has spirit i think it signifies life for me that's worth more than the pain of this. she was killed more than one hundred other activists since two thousand and ten and what's become of the deadliest country in the world for environment defenders was really it's not who was the case became emblematic of that violent punitive and five international lawyers took it up now they have new phone record evidence on how killing. the murder of birds because sarah's was not a spontaneous act it is a result of careful planning in which top executives and company are linked. their report says it does so also use surveillance threats and contract killing to eliminate opposition from villages and activists to be i was project in a statement twelve zero the company denied all wrongdoing and indicated that the
investigation was politically motivated it said i was totally on involved in any act of violence in the project in every instance according to honduran law the project is totally orientated towards generating jobs and developing opportunities for communities and we have respect to the environment the company said. according to human rights groups mega projects sponsored by doing business and political elites regularly ride roughshod over the rights of poor locals it was. what we've found is that communities have been invaded by these projects and that it's the companies that are creating conditions for violence against community. the report also says that during security forces failed to protect cassidy's despite years of death threats. after her murder eight men were arrested but authorities have yet to get to those who ordered the killing and have withheld information from
the independent investigation according to the five lawyers. from through an attorney general's office didn't respond well to zeerust requests for comment john hoeven. mexico city protesting drivers in brazil have got new regulations that would threaten their jobs down demonstrators park their cars in front of congress as the bill was amended claimed in its original form it would have put half a million jobs in danger the amendments mean drivers won't need to own their vehicles or display red signs like other taxis face similar challenges in europe and canada. the u.s. says it will oppose a u.n. vote criticizing its embargo on cuba the un's possum resolution every year since one thousand nine hundred two the u.s. has voted against it every year except last year when it abstained as relations improved but that relationship is now strained president trump accuses the cuban government of being behind some attacks on u.s.
stuff in atlanta. former u.s. president barack obama has kicked off a two day leadership summit in his hometown of chicago he's addressed five hundred young people at the event which is the first to be run by his foundation but as john hendren reports presidential foundations have a checkered history. president obama is writing the first chapter in his post-presidential legacy was born in kenya. it's a joke in the city where he came to public prominence his new foundation is holding its first summit before the first brick has been laid on the barack obama presidential library so this is a big brainstorming session this is a big ask a fun bit this is an experiment in us trying to have a. collective conversation its mission to offer the first digital u.s. presidential library and an incubator for progressive leaders he see his impact as
a private citizen as potentially being much bigger than when he was president it is really going to be what he describes as a dynamic space for civic engagement so there will be classrooms there will be athletic facilities if it's like other presidential foundations there will also be an effort to burnish the legacy of the former commander in chief the nixon library has been criticized the white one a lot of the reagan library for bloated excess and the clinton foundation for lining up lucrative speeches and raising a staggering two billion dollars from sometimes controversy on foreign sources. the presidential libraries act was passed in one nine hundred fifty five after president truman retired nearly penniless but recently the foundations that host these libraries have been criticized for creating monuments to partisanship cash cows that line up lucrative speaking fees and lure donations from controversial countries as president obama holds his first summit here in chicago his foundation
says it is spiers to do something more that's supposed to spur economic development on the south side of chicago it's supposed to solve problems of the world by bringing together both the leaders and people who would like to learn community organizing foundations of raise money for laudable causes jimmy carter for peace initiatives in the clintons for thirty five hundred projects in one hundred eighty countries they've saved by i think fair minded estimates tens of thousands if not maybe even millions of lives for public health interventions in africa and elsewhere. but sure some of the sources of funds i think were you know tainted with the debut of and the obama foundation is aiming for historical impact without the anything goes reputation john hendren al jazeera chicago.
a quick recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump is valued to step up so-called extreme vetting of foreign his truck was driven into cyclists and pedestrians in new york eight people were killed and several others injured and what police say was a terrorist attack the twenty nine year old suspect has been identified in media reports as an immigrant named safe safe of the new york's mayor bill de blasio coley incident a cowardly attack. let me be clear to based on the information we have at this moment this was an act of terror. and a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed at innocent civilians aimed at people going about their lives who had no idea what was about to hit them several of catalonia has ousted cabinet ministers have returned to barcelona to chants of traitor from the unionist protestors they've been in belgium with former catalan president. all fourteen members of the sacked cabinet are facing possible rebellion
charges from spain central government. a court ruling is doing a lawsuit challenging the closure of an australian run offshore prison camp tension is high at the facility on papa new guinea's man a silent where refugees of barricaded themselves inside because they're worried about being attacked by locals facebook has admitted it should have done more to pick up on russia meddling in last year's u.s. election twitter and google representatives told a senate hearing they found evidence of alleged russian backed posts trying to influence the vote kenya's opposition leader raul odinga has called for the result of the presidential election rerun to be a no president or who were kenyatta was declared the winner but the election was widely boycotted by opposition supporters by doing that made no mention of a legal challenge but warned the election result would undermine the public's faith in democracy a new politicians are warning cambodia it could face aid and trade sanctions if it doesn't improve its human rights it's the strongest threat of action so far since
the arrest of opposition leader came so car in september on tuesday cambodia's top court ruled second must remain in prison while he awaits trial for treason but those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after the street station thanks so much and by the. facing reality your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent order that order hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be and. hear their story. on. at this time. i answer me ok and your in the stream five months off. in the philippines i saw has been defeated but take a look at the devastation that has been left behind.