when doctors prescribe the forest instead of medicine. short films at home. and inspiration. possible stories of people who live keeping the spirit of freedom alliance. by courageously defending their rights to the hudson. was disappointing but we begin with al-jazeera selects at this time. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara starr and this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes lebanon in shock after the prime minister resigns during
a trip to saudi arabia criticizing iran and saying he fears for his life russian air strikes aimed at driving i saw from its last strip of land in syria killed six members of the same family. i'm andrew simmons in hundred thirty of sucked columns pushed along i'll be reporting on why drone is political leadership say they're in mourning. an american moment appears in court in zimbabwe accused of insulting president mugabe on twitter and charged with subversion. i'm joined in doha with your day's bought season including spanish league leaders barcelona return to the pitch box we'll hear from the coach on how the politics in catalonia is putting pressure on the team.
but let's start the program with some breaking news we are getting reports that there has been an explosion at the king holiday international airport in the saudi capital riyadh who the rebels say they fired a ballistic missile while saudi air defense says it intercepted a missile bring you more on this story as and when we get further updates but just to repeat the top line breaking news we're getting right now there has been an explosion at the king high lead international airport in the saudi capital of riyadh. now in other news in a surprise move lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has resigned the cues in iran of sowing strife in the arab world and saying he fears his life is in danger he compared the current political climate to that prior to the assassination of his father another former prime minister in two thousand and five and open critical of iran and hezbollah hariri made the statement in the saudi capital riyadh iran's
foreign ministry has responded by saying hariri xv resignation will create tensions in the region and is based on unfounded accusations from israel saudi arabia and the u.s. . really ascertain how cool my love ninety year i hereby announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government knowing that the will of the lebanese are stronger and that immigration is that fight and will overcome any attempts to impose any over them from powers either inside or outside of our country long live the people of lebanon. well lebanon's politics is a complex minefield of rival regional and sick tarion interests i reraise resignation threatens to inflame tensions between the countries sunni and shia muslims the country's government is finally balanced the president must be a maronite christian the prime minister a sunni muslim and the speaker of parliament the shia muslim the country is broadly
split between two political camps a us and saudi backed alliance and the pro syrian coalition differences between the two on how to run the country led to the collapse of the government in two thousand and five two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen last year lebanon's parliament sworn in a new cabinet dominated by hizbollah and its allies in a major victory for the shia iran backed group saad hariri is lebanon's most influential sunni politician and the saudi ally who is a fierce critic of iran and hizbollah the killing of his father over a fee could easy by a massive car bomb in two thousand and five was blamed on members of his valma well shiela bella's has more now on saad hariri as political career. saad hariri had been in office for less than a year the forty seven year old was appointed in twenty sixteen to lead a coalition government which included iran's powerful shia ally hizbullah.
stability what i see is. focusing on. the interests of the lebanese citizens. this was horary second turn as prime minister it previously served between two thousand and nine and eleven horary had followed in his father's political footsteps griffey career he was assassinated in beirut in favor of two thousand and five he'd been seen as the driving force behind lebanon's rehabilitation and reconstruction following civil wars and foreign invasion between one nine hundred seventy five and nine hundred ninety one. saad tried to continue the family legacy but began to lose popularity as lebanon faced multiple political and economic struggles unemployment has been at more than twenty percent its population of six million includes one and a half million refugees the two years it was unable to elect
a president as its parliament was crippled and it couldn't provide basic services such as alex for a city and waste collection last year harare announced he was backing his rival michel aoun for the presidency the move was seen by analysts says hariri losing strength in his sunni dominated future movement party our own did become president and hariri prime minister. this is a very important day for lebanon and god willing all the lebanese will recognize that we were in a very dangerous situation today is the end of the danger and the threats. that herrera's relationship with longtime allies saudi arabia was see to have weakened in last year billions in military. support lebanon was cancelled the saudis frustrated by the growing influence of his. career his resignation puts the issue of saudi arabian regional rivalry back in the spotlight shall
a balance al-jazeera. well and yes time joins us live now from a big group so he has what reaction has there been or so far to to the resignation and also you know the threat of instability how realistic is that. i think there's very serious concern of instability here and lebannon many political analysts have been taken to local channels warning of the potential of violence and it really sort of takes into one of the comments that mr hariri himself made when he made his resignation speech when he said that the climate here in lebanon was similar to that of the climates that led to his father's assassination in two thousand and five and really that's a nod to not only the fact was his father killed because of the political instability in lebanon but the assassinations that followed there was a series of assassinations that followed killing or the assassination of rafik hariri and there is
a nod to that so some suggesting that we could see some sort of violent instability here in lebanon of course this very divided political system here in lebanon this very sectarian political system each side pointing the finger at each other but whatever the case the reaction here certainly is polarized as well of course you have those who support mr hariri who are saying that they certainly take on board his concerns and support him resigning from the job but then you have those who are opposed to mr hariri and are part of political factions that are not normally allied with him or indeed his backers in this case saudi arabia saying that this was a quote plot from saudi arabia and that saudi arabia has essentially toppled the prime minister of this country because they didn't like the fact that he was working closely with their rivals in this case has blood and he has having we talked about fears of an assassination plot saying he feared for his life what intelligence officials actually been saying about this because he's been getting
a lot of criticism on social media for example about this cause. indeed and we need to be clear that mr hariri has made it clear that he's resigning because of this threat or perceived threat of an assassination and his comments that followed about iran and indeed hezbollah were not at least the way he framed his resignation the core reason whatever the case we've heard from internal security here in lebanon they put out a fairly carefully worded statement in which they said essentially that they are not the source of the intelligence which led mr hariri to believe that he may be assassinated and perhaps more importantly said that they do not have this intelligence themselves so in a way a very artful way pouring cold water on mr herz concerns that there was a plot or is a plot to assassinate him whatever the case as we've been saying his father was
ultimately killed in that very same fashion and so mr hariri is concerns could certainly be understandable but what it creates is a political vacuum here in lebanon and the question now is how this vacuum will be filled and one would imagine that the president michel and then indeed the various political parties here are no doubt talking to each other trying to figure out how to move forward but perhaps most importantly try to prevent this from escalating into a major crisis in test with the latest from beirut thank you well said harry reid has been fiercely critical of iran the same buzz ravis in tehran for us and has more on how iran is reacting to the real reason resignation and criticism. hours after the resignation of lebanese prime minister saad hariri in which he criticized iran for its involvement in his country and in the region iran's foreign ministry spokesman back home kasumi rejected those allegations and said that the
sudden resignation by the lebanese prime minister was both regretful and came as a surprise to to her on a cost me also commented on the optics of the resignation saying the fact that hariri resigned outside of the country in a hasty manner in saudi arabia were all signs that he was surrounded by parties that did not have lebanon's best interests at the tops of their agendas nor were the best interests of the region the wider middle east at the tops of their agendas he pointed a finger at iran's usual suspects the united states saudi arabia and israel and he said that these countries had come together in designed this situation to create a destabilizing event not only in lebanon but something that was designed to escalate tensions in the region and lawmakers here in iran are already looking forward and encouraging their lebanese counterparts to do the same saying to them that in the future if there are any problems to resolve and do so through dialogue and not conflict. well joining us now via skype from dayton ohio is ron the slim
she's a lebanese american foreign policy professional and director of the track to dialogues initiative at the middle east institute madame thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera we've been hearing from our correspondent in beirut to spoke unsurprisingly of the political vacuum that there is going to be in lebanon now how do you think that vacuum is going to be filled and how do you see the next weeks and months in lebanon. well it's still early to tell them what will be the next steps but it's very clear that this is part of an escalation strategy led by saudi arabia and may be supported by the u.s. to hold back iranian influence in terms of what's going to happen in lebanon tomorrow or the hizbullah's akin to that in general will give a speech that will help us in understanding how they contextualize this resignation it gives us an indication about that light the response the problem is that
hizbullah is in a bind they with heavy views that ignition they don't have the sunni partner in in the lebanese government system and saudi yes going to look a lot of pressure on other potential sunni candidates who can replace heavy throughout not stepping into that fray and taking that was a sure it's also going to look pressure on other lebanese politician specially within the christian community on deciding to take sides basically on pushing them to take sides in this in the scotland that is set for its condition. lebanon is in the region a very small country and diverse country sectarian differences religious differences which is always that found itself a sort of a scene for its bigger neighbors to play out some of their grievances so how do you think an unstable lebanon impacts the rest of the region which of course is itself
going through an unstable time. i think it's going to add to the instability it's got going to create more challenges obstacles to moving from disagree ation of conflict and competition roxas to a situation of dialogue and cooperation which the region badly needs on on so many levels it's going to put also create spaces for. extremist political to try to mind this vacuum that's going to be created in places like lebanon that's going to be created in other places in the region as a result of this instability and if i can just ask you now i mean you were mentioning other places in the region about another story that we've had is breaking news and that is that there's been an explosion at the king holiday international airport in riyadh the capital of saudi arabia now who the groups have
claimed responsibility they say they fired a ballistic missile the saudi air defense says it intercepted a ballistic missile now that's all the information i have a don't expect you to sort of give us more on that but just that if you could analyze the timing of this does anything strike you in particular look it's too early to tell you we don't have enough information about it but the timing is very interesting but also i'm i hark back to a speech that hezbollah second after the general made. a few months ago in which he warned that any at that on any member of that is the sense axis including syria including his but likely doing that who thiis is going to you know to achieve it's going to entail it is financed from the whole axis from all the members of the axis . run the slim speaking to us from dayton in ohio lebanese american foreign policy professional madam thank you so much for sharing your views and expertise with us
thank you very much. now syria's government and its allies have launched a military assault to push i saw out of the last strip of land that it controls and syria russian jets have been pounding the city of our book come out on the syria iraq border and that they are as or countryside six members of the same family were killed after residential areas were hit the syrian army's elite forces iran backed shia militia and hezbollah fighters are leading the operation on the ground on friday i saw was pushed out of there as or city the armed groups last major urban stronghold in the country. tracking those developments from gaziantep on the turkey syria border the military campaign to take over a welcome mat is underway the russians are pounding i still position in five tangible will come out of the syrian army only reinforce them and an elite unit which is going to engage with i still love the videos are concerned about their
fate of a double of people were killed during those strikes i said and i was left with very few options if we did five why it was absolutely no way they can go with vastly superior army the syrian army which is backed by russia i do think that this time what we're going to see is basically the syrian army coming from the east the turkish of the iraqi army coming from the south we will call today a very military push to try to drive i suppose out from the last pocket in syria. well coming up on this news hour from london as a new report highlights the devastating scale of global malnutrition we're reporting the recovery of a teenage girl was emaciated image became a symbol of yemen's suffering and the war don't to the poor to our daughter the family of a ten year old mexican go with cerebral palsy pleads for the u.s. government to let her stay and le bron james becomes the youngest man in n.b.a.
history to reach a twenty nine thousand points that's coming up with joe in sports. the ousted catalan leader kallis pushed among all political parties in favor of catalonia secession from spain to form a coalition for the region's election in december push the month post of the message on twitter from belgium where he fled after being removed from office but his exact whereabouts are unknown after a european arrest warrant was issued for him and four of his allies they face charges of rebellion sedition and misuse of public funds for pursuing the referendum pushed him on says he will not return to spain until he receives a guarantee that he will face a fair trial meanwhile back in his own town of jerome in a push to mold supporters say they agree with his decision to stay in belgium while others aren't convinced this says the city celebrates its annual fiesta under
simmons's their. tradition is colliding with politics in. the cities and you'll festival has gone ahead despite attempts to call it off during a province is the heartland of politics. carlos. despite appearances people say no one here is really happy in general the yet angry upset that my family had from. on your phone. with us and they don't understand exactly what is happening here either very. awful and we had very young me and we need to do this three. to defend our rights we had are going to fight but i think it's very difficult in the old city many balconies make a political statement the spanish national flag represents the minority city
councilors say they're in mourning over the jailing of eight sacked cabinet ministers in the news or just black drapes allayed on the front of city hall and the flags above are at half mast the european union the catalan regional and the jarana city floods the spanish national flag was removed when secession was declared more than a week ago. and the man says she supports pleased being in belgium. even in the pick them in i fully understand why president puts them on is seeking european protection especially after seeing what has happened to the rest of the government ministers we can't have a situation where we have political prisoners and i think it's ok that he protects himself and he makes our conflict more visible internationally the weeklong festival was supposed to end with a firework display but that's now being cancelled organizers who had to consider
cutting out other parts of the shadow chose to focus on events aimed at children in catalonia culture tradition and politics have always gone hand in hand the children may be having fun watch by their parents but this year's festival takes place against the backdrop of a long good increasingly bitter struggle for secession andrew simmons al-jazeera. well most every country in the world rich or poor is affected by malnutrition in all of its forms that's the stark finding of this year's global nutrition report it says that's a big burden on the hundred forty countries that it's studied one hundred fifty five million children under five are stunted meaning they're short for their age africa is the only continent with the numbers seem to be rising because of the growing population fifty two million children in the world do not weigh as much as they should for their height a condition defined as being wasted obesity is also on the rise in almost every
country affecting two billion people in the world one third of men and women in north america for example are obese and it's affecting children from both high and low income countries with forty one million kids around the world under five being classified as overweight that have been named looks now at the situation in yemen where the war has left millions of people without proper access to food a warning you may find some of the images disturbing. arms and legs like twig barely able to hold her head up and looking more like a child so eager became a haunting reminder of yemenis suffering last year. this year nineteen year old qaeda is strong enough to smile to play with her siblings and even do chores for her family of ten but she's still suffering she can't chew her diet consists of
biscuits milk and juice and she didn't have enough energy for an interview. i cannot afford her medical treatment it's costly in the end i gave up some benevolent people came to help and took her for treatment now she's back here but still not well. the global nutrition report says almost every country is grappling with serious nutrition issues ranging from what it calls undernourishment to obesity that means millions of stunted children and mimic women and a rise in obesity across the globe in yemen the issue is exacerbated by a more than two and a half year war that's created what the u.n. describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world earlier this year it warned that yemen and twenty million people across africa were at risk of starvation
leadin if in yemen in yemen there are more than ten million children and done need of humanitarian aid one and a huff million of suffering from malnourishment and three hundred seventy thousand from acute smell nourishment saeeda tripled her weight in the last year but her father earns only a dollar a day and says he needs help feeding his family lives and that i was ahead of the aid is not reaching us if you are dust and to receive a bag of flour it takes ages the global nutrition report says forty five percent of children in the world die from nutrition related issues yet only one percent of global aid is earmarked for addressing them that's why there's an urgent call for greater funding and understanding that properly nourished people are the engines of economic development natasha going to al-jazeera. the family of a ten year old mexican girl with cerebral palsy is trying to stop the u.s.
government from the porting her rosamond rhea her non this was taken to the u.s. for treatment by her parents in two thousand and seven when she was just three months old they stayed in the country as undocumented immigrants so rosa could continue with her therapy around violence will stop by border patrol agents ten days ago as she was on a way to hospital she was released from detention on friday but family members are still waiting to find out what happens next well joining us now from new york is alina das she's one of the lawyers who's been working on rose's case so mistrusts thank you so much for joining us here on. so we just mentioned the parents the family waiting to hear what happens next what are the potential things that could happen to rosa next well right now what we know is that rosa was unlawfully arrested and detained by immigration officials thankfully she has been released thanks to the heroic efforts of her family organizers
community members and many lawyers have been working on her case but unfortunately she still is facing the possibility of deportation and as the parent of a child who has a disability and an immigrant rights lawyer we simply cannot stand by and watch as this happens it's critical that she has her family with her and that this family remains intact in the u.s. where they're able to receive the care they need i mean this case says unsurprisingly got a lot of media attention but how rare is it really. well we're unfortunately seeing increasing numbers of cases where immigration enforcement is happening in what we term as sensitive locations generally there is a policy that immigration officials are not supposed to go to hospitals to schools to churches and try and deport people yet we see this young girl who was stopped on her way to a hospital and then arrested in the hospital following the surgery being detained and separated from her parents and then the choice to place her in deportation
proceedings again is a choice that's incredibly cruel and senseless immigration priorities have always recognized that immigration officials have prosecutorial discretion they can make decisions about whether or not to pursue deportation and we simply don't see what they gain by trying to deport this young girl and unfortunately it's part of a growing trend so the issue is not a change in the law it's just that presumably the previous administration was more lenient on these cases and sort of you know made allowances for special cases like roses well there are many people who are living in the united states who simply don't have a path to status or must go through incredible hurdles in order to get on a path to status so that is a problem with our broken immigration laws that congress needs to fix but through every administration throughout the history of immigration enforcement there's
always been a recognition that law enforcement officers can exercise discretion because they recognize that the laws don't always address the needs that are happening on the ground and so when you see a young girl and a family like this that are doing what any family would do in their circumstances just trying to get the best possible care for their daughter and to keep their family together we have to question not only our laws but also our values and how we're going to represent that in our immigration system thus one of the lawyers working on the rosa maria her non-business case thank you. much more time in this hour including president trump embarks on a five nation tour of asia seeking to present a united front against north korea the mystery of russia's dead seals scientists are puzzled after dozens of washed up on the shores of us a billion legs showing no sign of injury or disease and find out what the sport of
squash is doing to increase its popularity with joe a little later in the program. welcome back as we look at weather conditions across the levant and western parts of asia we've got to find a cloud across iraq and throw in toronto it's not yielding anything where precipitation so dry conditions here indeed through sunday should be brightening up but we have got showers for parts of turkey and through down to cyprus and that will be breaking up as it moves further towards the east during the course of monday but this will be some scattered showers around beirut there draw your highs of twenty two temperature wise looking for by data twenty nine kuwait city still pretty warm thirty three here in the arabian peninsula well temperatures into the low thirty's but the humidity refuses to drop around the gulf for the moment and so
are quite sticky conditions likely here but as we head on through into monday if anything temperatures are dropping a little bit doha thirty two degrees on the other side the potential mecca there coming in at thirty five a low risk of showers for the coast of yemen as we head across into southern portions of africa satellite imagery shows a lot of cloud particular across parts of namibia and up through into angola and saudi though in the far northwest of angola we've got a real shower of risk otherwise coming looking fine cape town there sunshine highs of twenty one should be a fun one in johannesburg too with the mice and temperature here of twenty eight. sixty seven words that spelled promise for one people but ended up a disaster for another. that led to the establishment of a jewish homeland at the expense of the palestinians one hundred years on
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a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has resigned accusing iran of sowing strife in the arab world and saying he fears his life is in danger how do you remake the surprise announcement in the saudi capital riyadh. syria and its allies have launched a military assault to push i saw out of the last strip of land that it controls there russian jets are pounding the city of aga come out on the syria iraq border and that there is or countryside. and the post catamaran leader callus bridge the mountains or just all political parties in favor of catalonia succession from spain to form a coalition for the regions election the center. an american woman accused of insulting zimbabwe's president mugabe on twitter has appeared in court in harare marcel donovan who works for my gun but t.v. is charged with attempting to overthrow the government should remain in custody
over the weekend she was the pain than a dawn raid on her home in the capital it's the first arrests since the ministry of cyber security was created last month if found guilty she faces up to twenty years in prison. well the person that i go to monday for be obligation but what we then did was to challenge the goalie to what plans are used we were contending that there is it was not in compliance with the mind of the provisions of the constitution and in particular that the police officers obligated to inform our client if there isn't a fire is it the time that there is to do something which should lead in the world unfortunately the court was not with us on that particular issue someone is the founder of my gown but t.v. where martha old donovan was working this is not just against mother it's against everyone in that way once to use the internet as a space for free expression to me free. new zealand's prime minister is due to meet
her australian counterpart on sunday for the first time since her election win last month since the arden is expected to reiterate her predecessors offer of accepting up to one hundred fifty refugees from australia's decommissioned nine asylum detention center in papua new guinea about six hundred men have barricaded themselves inside the camp food running water and medical services were cut off by a stray four days ago their treatment has sparked protests in many australian cities with more than a thousand people demonstrating earlier andrew thomas was at that process. the central message of this protest is bringing them here by sight of the refugees who were sent by australia to the pacific islands of mass improper new guinea and the route before a half years ago have suffered enough and should be brought to australia in the more immediate term of course but concerned very concerned about conditions inside
the walls australia is frozen on the minus side and the six hundred men who are refusing to leave that facility have now been without fresh water without food and without power. both men are drinking water they're collecting in wally bins i'm getting out of a self built well but there are real concerns about dysentery and other health problems inside the prison now australia's government says those men have been offered alternative accommodation elsewhere or man i saw and but the united nations and others cite that accommodation isn't ready for them yet it's still a construction site and the refugees any y. site that accommodation isn't site that it isn't protected from the locals who want to do them harm who don't welcome them into the community and many of course of those refugees when they have been out about frozen in the past on day release have been attacked well we spoke to a few of the protesters here and here is some of what i have to say is appalling.
then. oh fearing for their lives i think i think i feel pretty secure for laos like if you are coming with me. because it's all right it's completely not illegal horrible but i think it's really important we don't have to stand. out we really need to get off to get our message across so it brings these men who are suffering. on sunday in new zealand prime minister comes to australia to talk to her australian counterpart. has said that she sticks by an offer made by her freedom to type one hundred fifty of the refugees and resettle them in new zealand enough some has rejected that offer but it will be made again on sunday and then there is the question of whether new zealand the ripley to papua new guinea live in australia after one of. then it would deal is made between those two independent countries. donald trump has set off for
a twelve day tour of the longest trip to the region by a u.s. president in twenty five years he's already been in hawaii in just over an hour going to call for japan trump will then visit south korea and china before traveling south to vietnam and the philippines scott hardware in tokyo takes a look at what's in store for him in japan. japan the first stop on president donald trump's twelve day trip to asia his longest abroad since taking office here and throughout his trip a great deal of focus will be on the mounting tension over north korea's missile and nuclear program. japan's prime minister shinzo ave was the first head of state to visit troops even before he was sworn in as president. mr prime minister the two leaders have a tight relationship will play a round of golf and have a steak dinner out with their spouses on sunday monday's meetings will be more formal including an audience with emperor akihito the most important thing for
trump mr trump to do. during his stay in tokyo is to make sure. and send a message that u.s. japan remain solid and japan and the prime minister are here. on board with regard to north korea and we go to china a recent poll in japan found nearly half of those asked about the leaders relationship said it was only good for the u.s. and home japan is always wary of the united states reaction when talking about trauma i know i'm a bit afraid of what lies ahead the silence continued to fly towards us but the united states doesn't do anything so suddenly that it probably isn't wavering in who he is but i'm doubtful of whether he's really thinking about the interests of the united states all the rest of the well hawkish in dealing with north korea has kept the issue of the abduction of japanese citizens by north korea a live monday trouble visit some families of those who have been abducted over
eighteen thousand police officers will be on the streets of tokyo during president trump's visit one of the largest ever security personnel mobilizations and for the very first time an all female security team has been created from milan and of on to trump. as a candidate and as president trump has slammed unfair trade deals with asian nations but it's not expected he will talk much about this in japan the focus is expected to remain on how the two allies will deal with north korea it's got other al-jazeera so. one of japan's key priorities during president terms visit will be to secure more support in the face of heightened tensions with north korea with every threat came just one makes the korean community in japan suffers full chat our john reports on the difficulties facing children attending korean schools there . there are sixty korean schools in japan attended by thousands of students seventeen year old huang song we is one of them each time there are headlines about
north korea's latest missile test the school receives anonymous bomb threats huang says there is confusion about news coming from and about pyongyang. i get mixed feelings honestly speaking i cannot deny all the news reports we see on t.v. because we don't get to hear from the north koreans directly the north's leader kim jong un has threatened to sink japan and the united states the korean community in japan has been divided sista korean war but the only direct funding and curriculum guidance for its schools comes from pyongyang a residents' association which acts in place of a north korean embassy in japan says it's received more than four hundred million dollars since one thousand nine hundred fifty seven and the schools are grateful. hundred after world war two simply speaking who offered the first helping hands to us it wasn't the japanese government. anti korean rhetoric and protests are not new to japan community leaders say the japanese public's reaction to pyongyang's
nuclear tests are similar to the backlash that followed the abduction of dozens of japanese citizens by north korean agents in the late one nine hundred seventy s. and early one nine hundred eighty s. . people started thinking north korea is some outrageous country a country like a demon and the sentiment that you can attack anything linked to north korea has prevailed in japan about the way. for korean parents in japan who want their children to learn the korean language history and culture pro pyongyang schools are the only option regardless of their own political beliefs about the north korean regime one thing going on i because they are not japanese i want them to go to korean school not japanese school and learn the language and the ethnic spirit those are the most important things. although some teachers express solidarity with the north most parents believe koreans are one ethnic people for them there is no north or south pole chatterjee on al-jazeera. well tony berkeley has the latest
from south korea's capital seoul where protests have been taking place ahead of trump's visit. there have been pro-choice demonstrations going on in seoul but generally from the older generation people carrying placards saying we love you trump that's not the message from the people here behind me these are very much anti trump supporters people very concerned about the rhetoric of president trump they believe he's a man who could bring war to the peninsula so they're very concerned the tensions have been going on here now for the last few months people very concerned about his fire and fury speeches also he threatened to totally destroy north korea there are concerns about south korea should do there is now a debate going on here that some people in south korea believe they should take affirmative action some people say they should push america to redeploy tactical nuclear. should also take control of their own forces because of agreement with the
u.s. in the event of conflict the united states would take control of the south korean forces people not to change also there is a debate going on not widespread views are held here supported bought some people are calling for south korea to develop its own you could turn so the stakes of raised considering here and all those present from it is being criticized so we have to say that he's also being applauded the people here are very realistic they understand very much that america is the benefactor and defender of south korea and they see that his support is essential. to staying in asia typhoon damrey has struck southern and central vietnam killing at least nineteen people the storm brought wind speeds of up to ninety kilometers an hour the search and rescue committee says more than three hundred and seventy homes after collapsed and about a thousand have lost their roofs no casualties have been reported in the central
coastal city of ben and which is due to host the apic summit in a week. one hundred and forty one dead seals have washed up on the shores of the world's deepest lake in southern russia many of them were pregnant females they appear to have died in the water and they don't have any injuries or signs of disease or starvation scientists are investigating what might have caused them to die. in station because the prosecutor's office is looking into various causes including disease attempted illegal hunting as well as human caused disturbance considering the earlier incidents of large scale street earths the most likely cause is a naturally occurring load lifecycle venezuela has suffered a double blow ahead of efforts to restructure its massive debts with its credit rating downgraded by two of the three major agencies president nicolas maduro has invited foreign creditors to caracas on the ember authorities in an attempt to
renegotiate some of its estimated one hundred fifty billion dollars of debt but both fitch and standard and poor's have lowered venezuela's rating to see that the eighth lowest of the ten ratings that puts it just above one possible bankruptcy. police in the united states have confirmed they're gathering evidence for an arrest warrant for disgraced movie producer harvey weinstein it's in connection with an alleged double rape of an actress in new york in two thousand and ten police in los angeles are also investigating an unrelated claim against weinstein it comes as a judge it sets a january date for a trial in which weinstein hopes the force's former film company to turn over documents which he says will clear his name and the entertainment streaming service netflix has cut ties with one of its biggest stars kevin spacey over allegations of sexual misconduct the hollywood actor will no longer play the lead role in
netflix's a hit house of cards spacey faces a number of accusations of sexual harassment towards men he's one of several showbiz names and political figures who have been accused of misconduct in the past week. it was the lead in this news hour. you can't get any. god god does get a record breaking attempt at the fastest bowling golf of joe joe we'll have more on that story and we'll tell you how chile is using that desert and volcanoes to turn itself into a world leader in clean energy. afghanistan has the best geology of both mentally resources and hydrothermal why are they so poor imagine you guys would finally form a government that we may have the toughest one of the century you know where the more we would close down the more they push back we knew it was coming the question
and here's joe with the sport. barbara thank you very much for busyness football team will try to put politics to one side in the coming hours as they play severe in spain to a league that same has been embroiled in the crisis surrounding the catalan government on thursday the club released a statement condemning the imprisonment of eight politicians following the region's declaration of independence with saturday's match lino messy six hundred game for the club the team was hoping to focus on that but their coach at mit's the pressure of politics is a distraction. he is a little bit limited and i feel you always try to stay away from the controversy i would prefer that each passing week which he really exemption rather than an increase in tension like no i think we would all appreciated between cheeses the way it would be good for all of us even from our press conferences in the english premier league it looks like liverpool might go level on points with fourth and
fifth place arsenal and chelsea liverpool playing west ham and the red struck twice in three minutes to take the lead mohamed salah open the scoring then joel matic doubled their advantage west ham pulled him back but seconds later alex chamberlain scored and it is now three one. one of the biggest matches on the german football calendar is underway with bae in munich ambrosio dortmund playing in dec classic are leaders by and are on a bit of a hot streak at the moment with maximum points from their last four games the latest in dortmund right now by lead to no well africa will have a new club champion in the coming hours as american card with casablanca play our ackley of egypt for the title the match is poised at one one after the first leg without casablanca have only won the champions league once before in one thousand nine hundred two but will have home advantage against the eight time african champions. le bron james has hit yet another career landmark as the cleveland
cavaliers ended there for game losing streak an n.b.a. season high fifty seven points from a brawl against washington wizards took him almost twenty nine thousand three hundred thirty two years and three hundred eight days his youngest player will reach that mark it was james's eleventh career fifty point game origin and how his team to one hundred thirteen to one hundred twenty two when the. judge rules elsewhere the san antonio spurs also snapped a four game losing streak thanks to win over the shop charlotte hornets britton forbes contributed twenty two points on the night to san antonio run out winners five hundred eight points to one hundred one this is also their fifth wind of the season. ten is now an american jack sock or play qualifier philip she in the paris masters final on sunday saw the frenchman julien benneteau in straight sets seven five six two and could make it to the a.t.p. world tour finals with
a typhoon. haiyan of it shattered the hopes of american john isner who was also in a second world tour finals is no would qualify for the event in london with a title win in paris but the serb shocked him with a three sets win six four six seven seven. unlike tennis squash has struggled to attract large television audiences but that could be about to change the most lucrative event in the sport to reach its finale in council maalik went along to find out how it's trying to grow its global appeal. it's a sport with more than one hundred eighty years of history for squash faces the constant challenge of trying to reinvent itself the fun of the qatar classic an all egyptian affair between muhammad and tuchman comes at a time that the sport is attempting to grow its audience following three consecutive daily bids to be part of the olympics with grown up presence there. was a really good there was
a nice scorsese. got to make sure that it's you know young and appealing to you know to the youngsters the games organizers have taken action to make squash more appealing as a spectator sport critics say the ball is too difficult to see when hit hard prompting heavy investment in high definition t.v. production to make the ball more visible huge efforts of also been made to use the internet to spread interests to squash court much such as the final live online they can get through watching t.v. which is an online streaming service is the team over here they broadcast over five hundred matches worldwide and here into strategy is already paying off. this year videos on squash tv's you tube account past fifty million views that's a one hundred percent increase since two thousand and fifteen the sport is also trying to build its commercial appeal the qatar classic is part of the p.s.a. world series an elite group in of events which form the most financially lucrative circuit in the game however the amount of prize money available at tour of events
is just a fraction of the million plus dollar purses on offer in sports such as tennis and golf. it just comes down to how many people want to watch it you know as long as we can. you know. you know the more interesting. it was muhammad i'll show you that finally came out on top in doha is the third title here for the man known as the beast of alexandria and he is the future of the sport is in good hands i think one of the place that yes he works really well for. the plan was for. such a great calendar for all the players and i think all of the tourist from right now and keeps getting stronger. more suffers from a lack of star power and the qatar classic champion said he's more interested in winning than becoming the face of the sport but finding a player that can transcend the game might just you what squash me. al-jazeera.
go for has a reputation for being a gentlemen's game often played over allegedly afternoon by amateurs but it turns out it doesn't have to be slow. when you get. oh yeah. you want about. right. well this was a guinness world record attempt to play the fault is holing go by team players from the european tour form teams from france england and south africa the previous record was set y. fronts and it was thirty four point eight seven seconds and the pressure was that mission pretty seriously south africa and england where the front runners but in the end they could only be drawn. and you know what records five or thirty two point seven zero second.
fourth. inning on the right i am. that is the future first for go for right there and it's back to barbara now in london thank you now chile is fast becoming one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy the south american nation is taking advantage of its unique geography to attract investors to several state of the art projects the sea and human was given a tour of the continent's first geothermal power plant. the world's driest desert endless solar energy panels took up the highest radiation levels on the planet chile has practically no oil rich infinite potential for we knew about turn it has. accelerated technological changes have made these renewable energy resources much more competitive for generating electricity than fossil fuels . there's another advantage there's no need to expropriate land or displace entire
communities or flood for tile fields as with hydroelectric dams for example the at that comet desert is practically barren but paradoxically it's a mentally rich in minerals and of course sunlight but there is more above the desert is another extraordinary source of energy volcanoes. at nearly five thousand meters above sea level this is the world's highest and most ambitious geothermal plant south america's first. steam is extracted from the belly of the volcano three thousand meters below it moves turbines that can produce electricity for one hundred and sixty five thousand homes. as the steam cools it injected back into the volcano to be converted again into steve this energy is an energy that is available twenty four hours a day all days all season the whole year it's
a base load energy record which is the grades. handicap of renewable energy the c.e.o. of n l green power came for the official launch of the plant as did president michelle bachelet she says chile is on track to become seventy percent reliant on renewable energy by two thousand and fifty almost double the current rate. near by that tiny desert town of oh yeah way is already reaping the benefits it's now getting electricity twenty four hours a day means that light. is buying won't go out after midnight and if they medallist now we can store perishable things like meat and chicken and have ice cream to. technology has been helped by chile's unique geography vast fields and volcanoes along the andes mountains and wind farms running four thousand kilometers from the desert to the magellan straits are turning the. this country into a renewable energy leader. newman set up by the un chile and
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