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i know i'm certain this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the u.s. army sergeant held hostage by the taliban for five years get some of this dishonorable discharge but to skate prison time. catalonians deposed president vows to fight any efforts to extradite him to spain. zimbabwe police arrest an american woman for sharing a tweet which appeared to call president mugabe a goblin. and the novelty or warning sign could a robot take over your job one day. the islamic state of iraq on the level and has lost further ground in iraq and syria as the armies of both countries and the syrian opposition squeeze its forces the iraqi army and its allies have taken the last international border crossing under i still control while syria's army says it's in control of the whole of the city of daraa
saw which has been divided for three years just five months ago i saw the. still control vast swathes of territory marked and grey here including major cities on both sides of the border since then it's been driven out of mosul itself declared capital rocka and now there is or the capital of an oil rich region which was crucial for the group's finances the syrian army is now in a race with u.s. backed rebels to retake the rest of the province iraqi forces meanwhile are talking with maining eisel pockets and i am the group's last stronghold in the country after seizing its last border crossing. on the turkey syria border he sent this update on the battle in syria a wave of strikes by russian warplanes and the constant shelling by syrian army managed to break the defense lines of isolated two neighborhoods in. the syrian
army has managed to get into those areas he says he's now trying to clean them from . booby trapped buildings or suicide bombers or snipers. this is why significant for the syrian army because he could now consolidate his grip on the use of parts of syria but there are areas where he faces challenges particularly the part of the the oil fields which are still under the control of the. and sunni tribesmen affiliated with the opposition and a book about on the border with iraq which is the last remaining stronghold for myself in syria. stephanie decker is in the hook with more thing in iraq. the iraqi prime minister congratulated the troops in a statement on taking the border crossing this of course was the last border crossing that the group controlled the fighting is now ongoing for the town of all but they have been taken just quite quickly throughout the day the bigger picture
here this is the last territory that i still controlled in iraq even the prime minister a while ago said they would be pushing out of the country but of course just because the group has lost territory doesn't mean they no longer pose a threat many study group will tell you they will simply adapt their tactics we've seen they can carry out bombings. can be activated we had that situation and quite a few months ago now so that remains a challenge and of course this country is also divided along ethnic and sectarian lines and as we've seen play out just over the past two weeks when it comes to the kurds there are forces now pointing their guns against each other so so huge challenges here going forward but yes of course significant. is being pushed out of its last territory that it's holding in this budget. it's only. twenty four million tablets of an opioid painkiller that's i still was planning to sell to finance
attacks around the world the shipments of the drug tramadol was on route from india to libya when it was seized by customs officials in the southern calabria region prosecutors in italy have said the cole is worth fifty eight million dollars they also suspect eisel has been giving the powerful painkiller to his finances to supposedly and fighting a. a judge has ruled a u.s. soldier bowe bergdahl will not serve prison time for in danger and his comrades by desert in afghanistan post prosecutors had sought a fourteen year sentence for the army sergeant the court has instead ordered a dishonorable discharge in his desertion case daar will also lose his rank and forfeit pay he was held by the taliban for five years after walking away from his post in jordan is live for us and washington d.c.
rose what was quite a push for some people in the u.s. for him to get a present sentence wasn't. that's right sue not just from the u.s. army which basically wanted to send a message to other raw enlisted troops that there are represented sions for deserving ones base which is what bowe bergdahl admitted to during his sentencing hearing but we also saw even during the presidential campaign in two thousand and sixteen as well as very recently donald trump now the u.s. president saying that he thought that bergdahl should face the harshest possible punishment which and that was something which his lawyers argued was basically tainting the judicial process the military judicial process i should note they said that because mr trump is the commander in chief of the u.s. armed forces that this was undue command influence that it was basically putting
one's hand on the scales and trying to throw the case in a way that would lead to bergdahl being held in a military prison for up to fourteen years now the judge hearing the case did not offer any explanation for his ruling on friday but suffice it to say until the case has been reviewed by the general who ordered this court martial in the first place it's fair to say that very soon bowe bergdahl could be a free man that has been quite a lot of talk i think in courts including about whether or not he was a sane mind whether or not he should have been in the army altogether just explain to us a little bit about what happened to get to this point. well vogue bergdahl ahead told investigators once he had been swapped for five members of the taliban back in two thousand and fourteen that he had been suffering from mental illness had been
trying to get help and that no one was paying attention he also said he was trying to bring attention to the lax security that was being carried out by u.s. forces in afghanistan back in two thousand and nine that's when he walked away from his post this is an argument that his defense lawyers made throughout this trial and it was something which military prosecutors roundly disputed saying that there was ample opportunity for him to get the help that he needed and that there was no justification for his leaving his post they also say that even though there is no truth to reports that u.s. forces may have been killed while looking for him during his five years in captivity they did point to two u.s. troops who did suffer a grievous injury ending their career in one case essentially making the man depended upon his family in order to was survive from day to day so but obviously
this was not an argument that was persuasive with the judge because as you noted he is now going to be kicked out of the military with a dishonorable discharge he will have to pay a ten thousand dollars fine and it's not clear if he's going to have access to any of the benefits that people who serve honorably in the u.s. military have once they leave the service and thanks for joining that without breaking the story out of d.c. . prosecutors the international criminal courts are seeking to open formal investigations into allegations of war crimes in afghanistan's chief prosecutor fact two bensouda said in a statement there was a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity had been committed following the us invasion of afghanistan in two thousand and one she is planning to ask i.c.c. judges to open a full blown pro the i.c.c. has been looking into possible war crimes committed by both u.s.
and afghan government forces the cia and the taliban the former leader of catalonia says he will fight extradition if an international arrest warrant is issued against him but colors push demotes a lawyer said the ousted president of the catalan regional parliament law seek asylum in belgium where he fled earlier in the week and he intends to cooperate with belgian police if necessary judges in spain are pressing ahead with legal proceedings against pro secession leaders following the catalan declaration of independence and referendum on secession both of which madrid ruled illegal earlier the former speaker of the catalan parliament karma for cadel's return to barcelona after her appearance before a judge in dritte one of the former catalan government cabinet members who was given a jail term has also been freed on bail is going for europe. my colleagues and i
are fine we are karmas it's a desolate and terrible situation i think the measures taken a disproportionate amount and we trust that in the end we will all commit to put an end to this terrible situation which i am convinced the democrats of this world do not understand very well andrew simmons joins us now live from barcelona and i think they're warming up for a demonstration there what is the sentiment at the moment on the streets with all this political upheaval. it has to be said we've been assessing the move the past thirty six hours since a judge remanded in custody in jail half the sacked capital of catalonia and the mood really is one of anger so. that such a decision could be made and really the more people you talk to the more you realize that the feeling is that this was a political decision not a criminal one criminal decision in terms of law that is the viewpoint of people
here of all shades of life now as far as the action is concerned here the square behind me square which is the seat of government building on my left is the main palace of government which is located at the moment the one on my right this one here the city hall you'll see a banner which says free political prisoners which is a slogan that's been echoing all around catalonia recently the square behind me will be filled there's no doubt about it with people protesting peacefully and calling for the release of political leaders there is another large number of people who would be demonstrating who feel strongly that there could be a new future now because of this decision they support the spanish government in its action and they want peace on the streets they want things to calm down soon and unemployment numbers are power for october in the region in catalonia how much
is that really down to the crisis and how much is. the labor ministry of release those figures yes there is a seasonal factor because we're at the end of the tours seasonal nearly at the end of it so therefore some jobs come to an end three point six seven percent increase the third month in a row there has been an increase in the number of people signing on now it's hard to determine how much of that is call. by the situation here right now in terms of tension and in terms of the economy being affected there's no doubt the economy has been affected and there's no doubt that everyone from all sides of this crisis except that except like it but they say that that's going to be one of the byproducts we have now of an estimate of nearly two thousand companies that have moved the registration the legal registration of their businesses into spain away from cattle lumia because of fear of cutting off from the european union should
secession actually take place sometime in the future a bank of spain is warning that this is affecting growth rates for the whole country will continue to do so as long as the indecision about the situation exists so really you're not going to see any change from that certainly for the next few months because the elections are on december the twenty first will that resolve everything well possibly not because the the independent sector here those who back independent are quite boy. shocked by what's happened to half of the sacked cabinet but feel that this is now turned things in their favor in that many people are now backing the session because they feel that this is really repression being meted out by the government while the government insists they are going through the channels of democracy giving everyone a chance to vote for the people they want in power because of their decisions on
where they go but the issue of secession still remains there at the end of the day probably so good to get your thoughts andrew symonds that ring coming from barcelona. still to come this half hour the u.n. . to restore food water and health services to fix. the tensions. and celebrating sixty years. i don't know. how the weather is fine and dry across the good parts of china southern areas certainly seeing some some subtle conditions a little more cloud though into the far south of the country northeast monsoon the northeast the winds driving the wetter whether it's essential in southern parts of
vietnam where we have seen some flooding recently this is actually the the outer edges of out-i thing which is affecting southern parts of vietnam at the moment further heavy showers continuing to drive their way through at the moment northeast monsoon also causing some problems into parts of india little area of storms here that's been stuck across the southeastern corner of the country into tom on audio edging up into out of the dash hundred sixty five millimeters of rain in china in the past twenty four hours and i stay for the past four days over four hundred millimeters of rain has come down in chennai so we do have widespread flooding across the southeastern corner of india these pictures coming out of chennai you can see how the the roads have been turned into rivers there has been widespread flooding and widespread disruption and there's more rain where that came from which you believe the wet weather stays in place and into southern parts like it also seeing some flooding rains you go from sas day into sunday the rain still coming down it's dry to the north.
in colombia transforming urban waste into building blocks of years just of course same thing the west blasting the war we can finish each other. 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 to do shit for sustainable cities at this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back a reminder the top stories say on al-jazeera. i phone is lost for the ground in iraq and syria as the armies of both nations and the syrian opposition drive out it's. a judge's role that a u.s. soldier who was kidnapped by the taliban will not serve prison time for endangering his colleagues. will get a dishonorable discharge. and the lawyer for former catalan leader. says he will fight any attempt at extradition from belgium if an international arrest warrant is issued against him. the u.n. has a strain to restore food water and health services to six hundred refugees who are refusing to leave its decommissioned prison camp on papa new guinea is malice island's services were cuts when the camp close and choose the refugees are too
scared to move out into the community because of previous attacks by hostile locals international bodies described the situation on the island as an unfolding humanitarian emergency a strain runs offshore prison camps to house refugees who try to reach the country by boat. we have conveyed to the australian government and to the local government of four popular new year's world that till the time dot com edition is not ready refugees should not be moved there but also we have. australia and p. and g. to deescalate the situation resume basic services water electricity medical services as well. there's a lot of worries about the health of these seekers and refugees two of the last food distribution there was on sunday. the refugees refusing to leave the camp has
released a video pleading with the australian government to secure their safety asking to be allowed to seek asylum in new zealand australia has repeatedly refused these ilands offer to relocate up to one hundred fifty refugees. today every country around the world they knew what is truly a good today what they have done to us. we are just a human being who are running from the war zone and we're asking for your protection we're not asking for a reason so at this present that we've been seeing for years and how i want to send us another reason how long are we going to spend our lives in the prison we are human beings we have a feeling we are the family so we need to get our freedoms police police police if you're this message we want you clark immediately we want you to stand up for us zimbabwe in peace have detained an american woman for sharing a tweets which apparently referred to president robert mugabe as
a goblin donovan who works for gamma t.v. was detained during a dawn raid on a home in harare she had retreated a post which referred to a goblin whose wife and stepsons had imported a rolls royce mcgarvie was not directly lamed o'donovan has not been charged but is accused of insulting the president is the first arrest since the creation of the ministry of cyber security last month where the cult htat is a human rights lawyer and he joins me now via skype from harare thanks very much for talking to us on al-jazeera i know this is very much a new situation in zimbabwe with this new cyber security detail but what do you think could well be the sort of chance a sort of punishment that this lady could be facing. yeah so this is really a breaking story and just in the last few minutes we've got more information so she has now been charged she's been charged with two things so as you mentioned
insulting the president which carries a sentence of of of a year but more significantly she's also been charged with subverting a constitutional government which carries a very hefty sentence of twenty years in prison and is a charge sort of almost akin to treason that relates directly to her role with a t.v. and a subsidiary of called open pylea which is which talks all about the work of parliament so this is really what we've been what we expected all along that it wasn't really about the retreat but but that it was really for to exploit this and to try and get information about her work with mccumber t.v. and to try and go through with the organization itself and doug are there been any sense that they american of course is going to consider as an american diplomatic side of things is his way then anybody speaking on behalf of her to the authorities
that. not that i am not that i have seen yet although i'm sure that that will start to come into play it it is actually to some degree outside of the typical modus operandi of this bar when authorities who typically reserve these sorts of charges that there is this level of repression for its own citizens so it is it is an interesting dynamic that comes in with that with martha. the fact that she is a citizen of another country which brings in as you say the whole a whole new diplomatic angle which would be interesting to see out those art and indeed it sparked a lot of anger on social media something that they i'm guessing the government is going to have to respond to some point. yes so there's been a real outrage on social media by way of people using the hashtag x. three marker and a wrist all of us i think really captured the sentiment that. you know this is this
is an attack against all of us where someone gets arrested simply for retreating something something which you know is should should never be a criminal offense in any democratic and open society so there's been a lot of sympathy poured out for them within the country from zimbabweans and it will be interesting to see particularly with this international dynamic with that expands worldwide as well bernie thanks for talking to us and al-jazeera dot com thought there from harare. colombia has signed a deal with the united nations that aims to up roots its thriving cocaine industry as part of ongoing peace efforts between the guitar and armed groups that control the country's drug trade agreement worth more than three hundred million dollars well when farmers are growing coca the basing gradient for cocaine are placing it
with safer crops like coffee and carried out the u.n. hopes the initiative can free world communities from the increasing pressures from drug traffickers to produce the cocoa and the. social media company twitter says a former employee use their last day on the job to shut down u.s. president double chance account it was reactivated eleven minutes later the company initially said human error led to the brief closure reacted to the outage with a tweet suggesting it showed the impact he was having he wrote i guess the word is finally getting out. new figures show unemployment in the us fell slightly last month but the long term trend is likely to be in the opposite direction deficient intelligence and robotics all set to take more jobs away from people as they become more complex and further developed that's according to a us study which questioned leaders in information technology and found that
automation could impact sixty percent of businesses by twenty twenty two reports on how these advances could be coming sooner than we think. don't expect this bartender to listen this sad stories about your love life he's made of metal and plastic and has no heart the world's first one hundred percent robotic bar opened in las vegas in june it's a novelty but also a warning sign till now most automation related job losses have been in manufacturing that's about to change there now it's moving over to the service sector and that makes a big difference jobs such as cashiers such as bank tellers jobs in the service industries jobs and food preparation jobs often support office administrative support the a lot of these jobs have a high risk of automation in the coming ten or twenty years it's already happening in retail stores more people are shopping online forbes magazine estimates twenty
one retailers will shut three thousand five hundred stores in the u.s. this year that equals tens of thousands of lost jobs for sales people and support staff who is most at risk experts say african-americans hispanics female workers of all races and people without a college education will lose jobs to automation at the highest rates and that's going to really. change the face of our society certain cities will be hit the hardest but sixty one percent of the jobs in las vegas could be automated in coming twenty years and so a lot of the jobs are office administrative support they're in sales their food preparation and so within those industries we see a lot of workers you know doing tasks that could be taken over by robots in the coming years it seems that american workers and policymakers are not ready for the
massive economic and social disruption this new wave of automation could bring as a society i don't see us prepared our politicians are remarkably silent about this issue totally of course you know we had seen we have seen plenty of technological waves but we claim this time it's different it's really different no one knows how this seemingly unstoppable wave of automation will play out but in communities where mining and manufacturing jobs were replaced by robots people are suffering from widespread poverty depression drug abuse and alcoholism those robot bartenders are going to be busy rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles. though it's sixty years since a soviet dog called like became the first animal to have start flight was one of the defining moments of the space race telling
a gay to be ripples. on the morning of november third one nine hundred fifty seven this quiet unassuming street dog changed history like his mission was to prove that a living creature could survive in space. when like it was sent to space most people thought that going outside the atmosphere was impossible and that it caused death immediately so it was necessary to collect data that simply prove that that isn't the case. and others of the same brain learn like this and they seem to like it like a slide made headlines around the world and she quickly became a household name for the soviets like his flight represented more than a scientific breakthrough it was a source of national pride and proof that they were leading the space race against rival the united states. it is very difficult to describe their feelings but like his flight was something fantastic and unbelievable so we thought the
russians have achieved something they did such a good job so we did a good job in. like a symbolic mission was only ever intended as a one way trip but her cultural legacy can still be felt in russia and abroad unfortunately like a died a few hours into the flight the cause of death was put as overheating. like a hasn't been forgotten and in some sense she was always remembered because many products at the time would named after her there was even a hair cut named like so she really affected a soviet culture. for years after like his journey astronaut yuri gagarin became the first human to travel into outer space it was a pioneering mission that wouldn't have been possible without like his contribution to scientific knowledge victoria gates and be al jazeera.
a reminder of the main story. i saw has lost further ground in iraq and syria as the armies of both nations and the syrian opposition squeeze its forces the iraqi army and its allies have taken the last international border crossing under eisel control all syria's army concept in control of the whole of the city of daraa saw which has been divided for three years. italian customs say they have seized twenty four million tablets of an opioid painkiller that i saw was funding to sell to finance is activities the shipment of tramadol worth an estimated fifty million dollars was on route from india to libya prosecutors suspect eisel has also been giving the powerful painkiller to its fighters. a judge has ruled u.s. soldier dole will not serve prison time for endangering his comrades i visit in his afghanistan post prosecutors have sort of fourteen year sentence for the army
sergeant the court has said ordered a dishonorable discharge. we're going to. terrible. ordeal that you're all familiar with the time during deliberations has been particularly. for obvious reasons. the former leader of catalonia says he will fight extradition if an international arrest warrant is issued against a lawyer said the ousted president of the catalan regional parliament well not. belgium where he fled and even the week. prosecutors of the international criminal court to open formal investigations into allegations of war crimes in afghanistan the chief prosecutor said in a statement that there was reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity had been committed following the u.s.