haven't truly been able to escape the earth. everything you do is being analyzed it's being weighed and it's being measured the island was close by. and it's not just i phones that i was like things i mean most not fans of these days at the moment we are in a state of the universe like it's a redwood started something that was growing act i would rather take the risks of democracy to the risks of dictatorship digital dissidents at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes the saudi crown prince consolidate his hold on power after
eleven princes and four ministers are arrested in a corruption crackdown. hezbollah leader hassan nasrallah accuse a saudi arabia of forcing the lebanese prime minister to resign oust the catheter leader talismans them on and for other ministers turn themselves into belgian police and donald trump's commerce secretary is among the names revealed in a massive document that details how the world's elite hide their wealth. i'm tatiana sanchez in doha with all the sports news including shalane flanagan becomes the fast american woman in forty years to win the new york marathon i'll have more on that story later. hello thank you for joining us there's been a major shake up in the top ranks of saudi arabia's government and ruling family
a new saudi anti corruption committee has overseen the arrest of eleven saudi princes for sitting cabinet ministers and dozens of former ministers the bank accounts of those arrested will be frozen any assets related to the corruption cases will be registered as state property now among those the tane that is prince been best known as a billionaire investor controlling major stakes in twitter twenty first century fox and citi group and previously listed as one of time magazine's one hundred most influential people the most significant internal move involves prince emitted been a doula who was removed from his post as the head of the national. hard now he's the son of the late king of the law and was considered a contender for the throne also out is the minister of economy and planning and they'll be mohammed for he now that this missiles are widely seen as consolidating the power of the crown prince mohammed bin son man also known as and b.s.
he was elevated to the position just four months ago this placing an older cousin that i should go name has more call it a surprise saturday night shake up saudi state t.v. reported that eleven princes three current and dozens of former ministers have been detained as part of an inch i corrupted probe only hours after the formation of an investigative committee was announced it's difficult to relate this to corruption since they didn't have enough time to make a prosecution or to make investigations about that if there was something or some information collected previously why they've been doing. case by case in different people as before about the not doing this overnight all these people together which is rather specious. the saudi cabinet overhaul is viewed as a power play by king solomon analysts say it's designed to ensure his son and heir
to the throne crown prince mohammed bin solomon consolidates power and does so among their branch of the royal family he's making this public relations stands to get more public support also to behave the way for his popularity one of the most high profile figures pushed out is the minister of the national guard prince metabo bin of dollar he was the son of former king of dollar and once thought to be next in line to the throne he was the remaining member of the abdullah family in such a high level position. also detained is prince will lead bin tell out he's one of the wealthiest men in the world and given his widespread investments is detainment could have an impact on global business. this shake up sends a message there's a new political order but only do we have a new chapter opening up in saudi arabia we have a whole new book
a whole new political out of habit if you will except i mean with one exception that's still all done in secrecy it's also a reminder that for months after the crown prince was named heir to the throne there can be no mistake mohammed bin selman is the future for saudi arabia natasha going to zero. it is a visiting professor at the london school of economics and she joins us live now via skype madam thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera i was just reading an article that you wrote about this power shakeup and you referred to it as the night of the long knives in saudi arabia how do you see that the spaceman's of so many key figures where they really are threats to mohamed bin solomon. well it is an error it can't be anything other than. simply because if you have any correction and move against specific individuals you would not round more
than seventy people in one night also usually in an open and transparent system correction care cases and the rest will have to follow a procedure that is air and government or an agency with granted the case against a specific person with the evidence collected then a court decides to send word to a record that person in the saudi case we have not seen anything like that we have a situation where by and man sets up an anti corruption committee he is the head of this committee and that is the crown prince hamad was that man he sends his troops to go and arrest people and put them in possibly as we heard and reported to five star hotels and he has done that for two reasons the first one and the most
important marginalization and detention is that our mithai been not done that the son of this is the law who hates the national guard and has been doing so since two thousand and ten which is extremely important because abdullah prince. has at the power base inherited from his father ahmad of the tribes of saudi arabia that calls to the national but sadly arabia national guard and this tribe of course has a long history but he is the head are that source and them hamad bin segment cannot afford to have a right girl who is much older than him with more experience to lead this military force that consists our. tribes of saudi arabia so this was with first significant move it can do the marginalization and sacking our cousin
i am a bit now yes in july two thousand and sixteen and i meant when i have similarly you are the head are. the ministry of interior he was the crown prince he was in command of the security forces the internal intelligence services but again in one night you were sacked and we have not heard from him since july there either these moves indicate to us that they haven't been sent matt is clearing the ground for him to america as on the spirit of need their king absolute king and he is not capable of dollar a thing any equal prince it can only relate to minor princes such as the one he replaced. with to be a new director. a regular national guard at random just to continue
a point you were making i mean basically power in saudi arabia has always been sort of shared or at least give it out between various branches of the royal family so a balance was kind of achieve that balance now seems to be gone i mean deal think that there will be any kickback against the m.p.'s so do you think he will be able to do what he has done effectively accumulate all the power for himself well because i don't like him that any future prince will be able to challenge him in many a future simply because the ones who commanded a military base are or where in charge of the intelligence services i or me or our domestic security are all gone and if he continues to them under house arrest. media then we're not going to have a challenge from within the saudi royal family if we look at society in comment of
a man who was determined to silence all voices of dissent or even any noise that actually provides a mild criticism of his policies and therefore he chose this anti corruption slogan which is always good done it with good intentions no society would object to anti corruption laws or it is they need to make scapegoats that haven't been so mad was achieved last night when he did all those people and detain them so he wanted the scapegoats and society of course is going to say that this is great both commoners and princes are treated equally and subject to do it less strict regime whereby corruption is not tolerated so you have to say he was able to separate fights few prisoners and also very very important business men such as.
the beloved construction company there camel who was also another multimillionaire with businesses in saudi arabia so basically this is. a regime that was associated and made a lot of money out of the law or under the law as will elemental forgive me for interrupting just not on a brief final point how key was the blessing of the united states of the top administration for all of this taking place and what kind of future role would we see for saudi arabia as obviously a regional power. well and we need to read it to temper our sort of the s two association between the u.s. and haven't been sent in terms of jeopardy thing ever everything better have been said meant as a reflection of the will of mr trump in d.c. for we have to understand that there is a local power struggle in saudi arabia between
a young and erect erratic friends and his cousins and this is one of the final probably battles between him on the one hand and his cousins but to go back to your question of course mr trump has. sanctioned regional wars that hammack been so mad has started it. earlier on but continued and to her the presidency of mr trump and i'm here i'm referring to the air strikes on yemen which have been going on for three years so under obama administration and under mr charro it seems to me that the american administration is putting its full support behind this prince in saudi arabia and also but no investment opportunities that mr trump would like to have his hands are and he can't and i've been eyes the saudi prince by their critically referring to his erratic behavior
either the mystically or at the regional level that we are she'd visiting professor at the london school of economics madam thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us. well saudi arabia as we were just hearing has led a campaign against to the rebels in yemen since two thousand and fifteen the yemeni capital was hit by air strikes overnight and into sunday targeting the who the run the fence ministry and the square used for mass rallies this follows the firing of a missile over the saudi capital riyadh on saturday by who the rebels they've released this footage which they say shows the launch by the forces of a ballistic missile aimed that riyadh's king khalid airport on saturday it was intercepted by saudi arabia's air defense and shot down before it reached its target well the spokesman for the saudi led coalition fighting in yemen says saudi arabia has evidence that iran is providing the who these in yemen with weapons and expertise. you would with. these militant who
t.f. are supported by iranian experts iran provides the who is with military experts and planners in collaboration in cooperation with the terrorist organization of his eleven trying to control the strait in a dangerous challenge to regional peace and stability and to the movement of ships through the strait and international trade. the leader of iran backed hezbollah movement says the surprise resignation of prime minister saad hariri was imposed by saudi arabia hariri announced that he was stepping down in a statement from the saudi capital riyadh on saturday in it he criticized iran and said that he feared for his life but his son those questioned whether he had written the statement himself said the holder has the latest for us from beirut. yet again lebanon is on the brink its prime minister has resigned a country not immune to political crises and its people know all too well what instability can bring. we've lived through the civil war and we know
a small incident can flare up a situation if it's not resolved and there are no mature minds the country will fall apart and that is what we're free will happen so how did how did his announcement came as a shock from the saudi capital riyadh he cited concerns for his life and blamed iran and its lebanese ally hezbollah for meddling in arab affairs many interpreted the move as a declaration by saudi arabia of all out war against hezbollah but the group accused the saudi government of declaring war against lebanon and the resignation was saudi decision. and he was not willing to resign it is not his decision period and i think all the lebanese politicians and media people press people followers are accepting this conclusion even in the.
resignation was from the area why the man was allowed to come back to lebanon and the from urban league and his resignation hezbollah said it would avoid political escalation and deal with the situation calmly but the resignation is not isolated from the iranian saudi rivalry playing out across the region. the resignation is related to what's going on in the region there are two main powers vying for influence and lebanon is in the eye of the struggle this is not an internal lebanese matter. iran's ally the lebanese party has and its allies had a powerful role in government but hezbollah is not only a political party it has an armed wing that has helped keep syrian president bashar assad's government in power iran's influence has expanded across the middle east and saudi arabia the united states and israel have all made it clear they intend to
take a more aggressive stance to curb iran's power in lebanon now there is a dangerous political vacuum there can't be easily filled levanon is a parliamentary democracy but in reality it is a consensual democracy the two rival political camps need to agree on a compromise candidate who will be able to put together a national unity government that won't be easy and his allies refuse to share power with hezbollah and appointing a candidate close to hezbollah will risk isolating lebanon this isn't the first time political life in lebanon has come to an end and it isn't the first time the saudi arabian rivalry is to blame in the past the country has pulled back from the edge the question many ask is if it will be able to do so again senator beirut. when another development a member of iran's parliament has told al-jazeera it was clear the saudi government had orchestrated have reraised resignation iran's government has rejected allegations that its fueling tensions in the region. has more now from tehran. not
having hussein is a member of the iranian parliament he's also the spokesman for the parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy he gave us his perspective on the events unfolding in saudi arabia over the last few days regarding the resignation of the lebanese prime minister he said there's no doubt in the iranian government's mind that saad hariri was pressured by the saudi government to step down and it was a court needed effort to distract from saudi arabia's own internal political problems here's what he had to say. in the government of saudi arabia there has been a coup and saudi arabia tried to use the resignation of saad hariri to hide an eternal movements and thought the saudi government but the first headline is the resignation of saad hariri not incidents happening inside the government of saudi arabia so we believe that this is coordinated now he also said that iran's government has information to suggest that hardline political groups are taking
over saudi affairs but he took the opportunity to reach out to the saudi government a lot and we believe if there is cooperation between saudi arabia and iran it is beneficial for the rage and it could bring calm to the region but they were alone america they rely on israel they think that with american weapons they can be a power in the region this is a wrong theory the government before the revolution in iran the shah's regime with totally saving america but americans abandoned him during the islamic revolution so instead of relying on american powers and foreign powers pay attention to the countries of the bridge and finally hussein he said that attacks by yemen's hooty fighters on targets inside saudi arabia are in evitable he said that hundreds of yemenis are dying every day in saudi bombardment and that the people that they're fighting can't be expected to do nothing else and he said that yemen had become a quagmire for saudi arabia in the same way that vietnam had become a quagmire for the americans and he said that it was time for saudi arabia to stop
the violence and negotiate their way out of the conflict because as he said the era of empires is over. when you're developing story now coming to us from the us who are at least twenty people have died in a shooting at a church east of san antonio in texas a man entered the church in the small town of sutherland springs and started firing at people before police managed to contain the situation specialist firearms and explosives agents are now being sent to the scene we bring you more on that as it comes to us in the. well coming up on the news hour from london. by two thousand and seventeen is on course to be mexico's deadliest year on record plus the dictator no regime and no nation. hued under arrest. american resolve. a warning from president trump as he kicks off his asia tour with
a round of golf in japan and manchester city's irresistible march in the premier league continues tatiana is going to have all the details in sport. but first a car bomb has killed at least one hundred civilians including children who are trying to escape the syrian city of that has or at least one hundred forty others were wounded in the attack which eisel says it was responsible for government forces announced on friday that i saw had been pushed out of the city which was their last the major urban stronghold with some a binge of itas more now from hip on the turkey syria border. according to fighters of the syrian democratic forces arrest the year for a number of people had gathered as they took areas from myself fighters and trying to reach safety when i saw a car bomb hit them as they had gathered the numbers have been high because these
are people who were trying to reach fifty from the front lines as the a fighters continue their push towards the iraq syria border they say that these people were mostly from areas in the outskirts of the province but they couldn't take the casualties to derail the dinners or city because on it's on the other side or the euphrates river which is under government control now and the syrian democratic forces say they took the injured and the casualties to has occurred which is under their control. it's worth noting that there's been intense fighting between isis fighters and all of the forces who are trying to raise two words the iraq syria border on both sides of the euphrates river on the western side we have the syrian government forces backed by russia for making advances and trying to reach the very important book a mile border crossing where the iraqi side has also been pushing ice and fighters to words and there's a large gathering of them towards the area and on the eastern side the syrian democratic forces are moving towards the area and as they take more areas more
people are being relocated from these areas trying to move toward safety trying to get away from the front lines and that's where the attack happened. at least five people have been killed by two suicide bombs targeting shia mosques in iraq's northern city of kirkuk at least twenty others were wounded it's the first the such attack since the central government in baghdad sees that the oil rich city from kurdish forces last month after september as controversial secession referendum. are speaking of referendums ousted caton leader a catalyst bridge the mountain four of his colleagues have surrendered to belgian police spain issued a european arrest warrant for them on friday over their role in catalonia as controversial secession referendum hundreds of people are demonstrating in madrid though against the treatment of catalan hala titian's there are currently eight former members of catalonia separatist government in prison
a similar protest was staged in barcelona david chaytor has this report. to more and four of his deposed cabinet ministers surrendered themselves at this police station in central brussels and were officially placed under arrest at nine seventeen sunday morning they were then transferred in a police van to the office of the brussels prosecutor but they were not put in handcuffs. an investigative judge has been appointed will now examine the case laid against them by the court in madrid who issued the warrants their investigative judge. refusal to execute the european arest. people involved freezing the conditions under which the mall has exercised his right on the belgian law to have the hearing conducted in flemish a belgian region of flanders has long shared catalonia bishan for independence some analysts say it's an attempt to politicize the whole process the legal procedures
surrounding the european arrest warrant have been streamlined and reformed but it still could take up to sixty days before any extradition is carried out on in special circumstances up to ninety days but legal experts now say there are a limited grounds to resist the arrest warrants so there is for instance no grounds for for refusal based on the political nature of the of fence any more so this has been abolished here are two different grounds for refusal could be used one on the basis of a serious risk of infringements are funny stuff which demo. human rights and the second ones on the basis of double criminality pushed him on his ministers are charged by madrid with rebellion the sedition and misuse of public funds and of facing a maximum sentence of thirty years in jail the double criminality clause examines
if those charges mean the same in both belgium and spain if they appeal on any of the grounds allowed under the european arrest warrant they will go before yet another judge in a bid to fight extradition traitor al jazeera brussels. oh i'm trying to calm secretary has been implicated in a huge legal financial documents revealing how powerful and wealthy. people have allegedly hidden their money in offshore tax havens thirteen point four million files have been released in the so-called paradise papers the documents allege that wilbur ross the u.s. commerce secretary holds a stake in a shipping company called navigator which operates in partnership with a russian gas company part owned by the son in law of russian president vladimir putin now ross retained his interest in the company navigator even after taking office this year if proved a true it would mean he could benefit from a company run by putin's family and his allies some of those people are subject to
u.s. sanctions let's go to john hendren who is in washington d.c. for us with more on this said just explain to us what the implications of what's been released in the papers are. well barbara it's a complicated story as you just outlined but the bottom line is really fairly simple the commerce secretary the man in charge of economic policy in the trumpet ministration has financial investments in a company that has its money in tangled with a russian energy firm and that firm has ties with putin's family and with people who have other ties to the russian government of them. kirill show is married to putin's youngest daughter and then there is him chink oh another of navigator navigators owners is an oligarchy who has been banned for
entry into the us because of his links to the russian government all of this comes at a very bad time for the trumpet ministration this comes after you've gotten a couple of indictments of people in the white house you have a cooperating witness who has been talking to the f.b.i. but the trouble administration has always been able to say that none of these activities for which people have gotten in trouble have had a direct impact inside the white house they were for things that people did before they acted within their capacity at the white house as well this is the commerce secretary the acting commerce secretary who appears to have some conflicts of interest and that causes more problems for trump as he is in japan trying to draw attention to his international relations back at home trying to push tax policies and as he does so these russian connections keep coming up and today of course
we've had the report that according to n.b.c. news among others the prosecutor robert mueller the independent prosecutor who is looking into those russian connections has enough information to charge the former national security director michael flynn and his son in that case so this russia these russian connections just keep coming up and that's bad for trump. john hendren with the latest on that story from washington d.c. john thank you but we have much more still to come in this hour including the exodus continues thousands of this place for in joe waited makeshift camps in the hope of finding a boat ride to bangladesh unmarried couples in burundi are given till the end of the year to tie the knot whether they want to or not and the breakthrough for female sports fans in saudi arabia that stories coming up with tatiana next.
hello find the weather's consolidated to something actionable a low developing in their currency or around the general or the gulf in general and these sort of things can if they really tight be the equivalent of small hurricanes this will certainly get pretty windy the next what eight hundred twenty four hours being stormy conditions anywhere from sardinia up to the north of italy a lot of snow on the northern flank you see the circulation the the green is rains rain to the south of it and the rain generates the east it is well behind it things cotton dam but we get a mistrial strong wind a northerly wind blowing down the road valley of southern france that's all the action in europe for the next two or three days and they will be some action but all around it is. the rains from back into the u.k. as you can see eleven degrees is the forecast temperature in london on the high
side of normal not extraordinary now because of what's happening just the west of it's legal to have some rain coming down and hitting north now geria and tunisia still quite were about twenty two degrees of the down to seventeen years that will slowly improve as things slight slight rotate eastwards but this is looking potentially quite stormy in the showers eventually will run into western libya once well. tracing the phone from prosperity to financial ruin this is peace i did a movement where we humanized that nothing was first will be great the devastating impact to save the banks means also to save the deposit simple ordinary citizen and the failure to prevent disaster banks and political leaders of the people who needed to learn a lesson a goal or from democracy to the markets at this time on al-jazeera.
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to consolidate his hold on power between saturday night and sunday morning eleven saudi princes four sitting cabinet ministers and dozens of former ministers were arrested the leader of the armed group as bala says saudi arabia forced the resignation of lebanese prime minister saad hariri hetty announced his resignation on saturday while on a visit to riyadh and on trump's commerce secretary wilbur ross says been implicated in a huge weaker financial documents revealing how powerful and wealthy people have allegedly hidden their money in offshore tax havens. let's go back to our top story the saudi reshuffle and corruption arrests well saudi arabia's king sound man has discussed security and economic issues in a phone call with us present. but apparently they didn't discuss this weekend's major cabinet overhaul well with me in the studio isn't dress creagh who is a strategic security analyst and an assistant professor at king's college here in
london thanks for joining us again so they didn't discuss it officially on the phone as far as we know but what do you think donald trump's reaction will be to this thing on the night of the long knives that we've seen in saudi arabia i think this is not just a phone call that we had last night i mean question was there in a secret visit a couple of weeks ago and all this was already discussed i'm pretty sure that you know. that he wants to consolidate power that he needs to do this in order to push through all these different agendas that he has and that means you know you have to do this with an iron fist so this is a part of this was talked about you know the old thread tearing liberalization which means you need to do this with an iron fist and you can't really you know you can't really take prisoners although you literally took some prisoners but he had to get rid of these people because he thought. they might potentially undermine his ability to push these things through because that's not a democratic process it's a process that is led from the top from the center from this very small nucleus around mama been said man and he didn't want any opposition so that's something
that the americans like because the americans want saudi arabia to make these reforms they need saudi arabia as you know they are somewhat the bridgehead in the fight against iran they're the bridgehead in the fight against isis and radical jihad isn't so they need these reforms but at the same time they obviously need saudi arabia to also be economically stable and i think this this is one of the problems here because you know having people like to live who is so well invested in in the west you know having someone like him imprisoned with billions of dollars . invested overseas that sends a signal to investors in new york and london who might want to come to saudis help actually in this kind of financial crisis that they're in at the moment and you know this is something that kind of sends the wrong signal so it's a bit of a dilemma here because on the one hand yes i need a strong mob inside man but they also don't want to scare investors who might want to come and help saudis i mean i guess the u.s. would also want more stability in the region obviously and if we look at
a lot of the foreign policies that have m.b.a.'s a stamp on it for example two and a half years of war in yemen we still see the who the control of the of the capital the instability is that really what he's been bringing to the region absolutely and i think that is that's the key problem so if you look at the the track record of mob and sort of been the defense minister overseeing the war in yemen that is in a stalemate right now you know a terrible stalemate because the who the are still fighting this still sending missiles he's overseeing the entire idea of liberalizing the economies of bringing saudi aramco to the stock exchange next year he wanted an i.p.o. of two trillion dollars he will never get that and within this current climate he will be even less probably getting even less money for it and the third problem being the qatar crisis you know this is also something that he was somewhat driving and this kind of climate humam been so my. has not really made sure that he is becoming this anchor of stability that he wants to be but on the other hand you've got the iranians the iranians are a lot less irrational they're a lot more rational long term thinking
a lot more strategic in what they're doing and they're they are a lot calmer than saudi arabia saudi arabia i was an investor i was thinking you know what is going to happen next you know this is there's so much unpredictability so much instability and that's not something that the markets need at the moment they need predictability and wanted some money to achieve this and also set or even not another kind of this news to a lot of change quite exists quickly and dress krieger have to leave it there same thing. now one more development from saudi arabia a saudi prince has died in a helicopter crash near the border with yemen that's according to local media reports for in some months or been moved renan was traveling with local officials including the head of police when the plane went down in the southwestern a sierra province that news coming into us just in the past half hour here on al-jazeera. the u.s. president on trump has kicked off his marathon asia tour with a warning to north korea that no one should underestimate american resolve he started the twelve day trip in japan where he had lunch and played
a round of golf with the prime minister shinzo arbet it's got hired lawyer has the latest from tokyo. just minutes after air force one touched down at the your court the u.s. air force base on the outskirts of tokyo president trump climbed on a stage of flanked by american fighter jet he switched his suit for a bomber jacket that address the american troops cheering him on in the head we will never yield never waver and never falter in defense of our people our freedom and our great american flag no dictator no regime and no nation. should underestimate an. american resolve on his flight from hawaii told reporters a during the twelve day trip will talk to russian president vladimir putin about more help with north korea and that he will soon announce whether the u.s. will name pyongyang to the list of state sponsors of terror.
trump met up with japanese prime minister shinzo abbate at a golf club outside tokyo for a burger lunch and a round of golf it's not the first time the two have played golf the leaders view their relationship as tight holding for so much and speaking on the phone regularly some hope that trumps a visit to japan will bring more than tough talk on north korea from the two close allies and there's concern that one provocative tweet could change the narrative for the trip something that can get away from just bombs and bullets would be valuable in trying to win hearts and minds in the region people here every day they go to work they don't want to worry about another missile flying over what we know with north korea the resolution there is not going to be war it's going to have to involve sanctions the day one of trump's asia tour was kept with a private steak dinner with prime minister and the leaders wives thank you monday
it's down to business the to hold a bilateral meeting and then speak to the media they will likely touch on promoting a free and open indo-pacific region seen as a way to counter china's growing influence in the region it's got to either al-jazeera tokyo. two thousand and seventeen is said to be the deadliest year in mexico's history there have been almost two thousand three hundred murders a month so far this year that's a rate of more than three and our reports from mexico city. would have turned twenty one today instead his family and friends gathered at their local church to remember him he was stabbed to death three months ago at a friend's party following an argument several men arrived and killed him in front of dozens of witnesses no one has been arrested get this through. they must pay for what they've done because they destroyed our family they destroyed all of us he had
his whole life ahead of him so many plans. these kids to show up and kill each other that's so rough imagine reaching that extreme where these youths are killing each other there's a total lack of security. mexico's latest wave of violence is expected to claim over twenty four thousand lives by the end of twenty seventeen worse than at the height of the drug war a few years ago the main reason for the unprecedented numbers say crime tracking n.g.o.s is the splintering of drug cartels into smaller more violent groups that have disrupted areas previously considered safe you look at can you look at extortions or you look at garth have any of the high profiled. mexico. and his state of the union address last month mexican president and said security continues to be his government's main priority but many here disagree
arguing that his administration has persisted with failing policies of prior governments ever since the beginning of the drug war in two thousand and six mexico has made headlines both nationally and beyond in a conflict that continues to unravel but increasingly neither the government nor the private sector is speaking publicly about the worsening security situation or how to tackle it. something that worries analysts as mexico heads into an election year crime rates tend to go up when elections come along. and another thing and many mexicans might be distracted thinking that they can change something by electing another party or another candidate or whatever and this doesn't work this way we have to change our strategy. parents say they won't rest until those responsible for their son's death are found and tried but ninety eight percent of such murders here go unpunished so like thousands of other mexicans they
may never get the justice they seek. last may become another statistic in mexico's year a relentless bloodshed. al-jazeera mexico city. al jazeera has obtained exclusive footage of the splay stranger waiting in their thousands on a beach in myanmar to cross into bangladesh by boat since august more than six hundred thousand have fled the military crackdown which the u.n. says amounts to ethnic cleansing florence louis reports now from younger on. a makeshift settlement has sprung up. in rakhine state top all in sheets and blankets propped up on sticks service shelter from the sun and rain many have been here for weeks it's difficult to verify the numbers because journalists are restricted from traveling to northern rakhine but the person who sent us this video says there are thousands of people on the beach and they all share one goal to
escape to bangladesh. rakhine people looted our properties and set fire to our cattle we have nothing left. but the boatmen are charging sixty five thousand per person to cross and i can't afford that. says people are hungry thirsty and desperate the myanmar minister told al jazeera the government has been providing people there with some humanitarian assistance. we've asked them why they want to go to bangladesh there is a curfew in northern recline but there is no cleansing operation going on and no more attacks of taken place recently but the real hinge of a still crossing into bangladesh bringing with them accounts of persecution and abuse they enter despite the risks about two hundred people have drowned since august when their boats capsized there is still very much an influx the numbers are lower than what we saw in september but people are still coming by the thousands
they are coming by the lamb water and also the sea border crossing the half river some are so desperate that they make the dangerous journey around through the bath and all the weeks the government and state owned media here in myanmar have been saying stability has been restored in recalling and that authorities are starting to rehabilitate areas destroyed by violence but it's becoming increasingly clear that one group the remainder is being excluded more than half the revenger population in myanmar have now fled to bangladesh with many more waiting to make the journey florence al-jazeera. australia has turned down new zealand's offer to resettle one hundred fifty refugees from its controversial detention center in papua new guinea there is a tense standoff at the man asylum camp for six hundred refugees are refusing to leave because they fear they'll be attacked andrew thomas reports from sydney. the refugees are refusing to leave what was the man i saw in prison about going five
days without food surviving on rain water one thing the refugees are putting their hopes on is a deal with new zealand to resettle them more than four years ago then prime minister john key offered to take one hundred fifty refugees a year off the roof but australia's government has never taken up that offer saying that as new zealanders have a right to live in australia that deal would always be seen as a back door into australia well new zealand's new center left prime minister was asked on sunday morning whether that office still stood you of course do not have the second stance is that a strain there is operating under and but we also cannot ignore the human face of what a strain you're is dealing with as well said that offer is very genuine and absolutely remains on the table the the offers has been restated we thank you ceiling for make that offer we're not we are not taking it up at this time for the reasons i explained earlier malcolm turnbull said he wants to work through
a deal with the united states first to resettle up to twelve hundred fifty of the madness and the refugees there only once that process is complete well they can set up office but that deal with the us is moving painfully slowly don't trump hates it and only fifty or so refugees have been resettled in the u.s. more than a year after that deal with first announced meanwhile the suffering on medicine or it goes on australia's governments always say the responsibility for the refugees lies ultimately with papa new guinea's government so i asked the center of the and whether she considered making it off the record its government instead would you consider making this offer directly for new guinea leaving australia out of the loop because the offer is still under. consideration by a stray so there is no need to do so but according to pump and you gain either ease and need to do so immigration minister on sunday told us in a text message. zealand resettling one hundred refugees would be a great relief to people you know. it's
a deal australia must facilitates for the bottom line is that without australia it doesn't look as though those refugees will be gone and. i married couples in burundi have been given until the end of the year to legalize their relationships in may president. sign the new law which the government says will help protect women and create a more moral society but others say a financial burden which also limits women's freedom would be represented by this with us have reports from. these government once couples living together to register their marriages that means they must have a change of state sanctioned waiting before the end of the newlyweds places. say the new law doesn't bother them they believe tying the knot officially is the right thing to do when you are not married it's like you are not complete. and when
he gets married. to be complete. that's why it's necessary to be marriage the one who is not yet married i can settle here quickly and go to find somewhere someone outside. a government official say the move will create a more moral society they insist a legal document recognizing a marriage helps protect women and children especially when it comes to issues such as inheritance after december a punishment to be. a towers those families. who are married if there will be those fun. respected along some of them will be taken to court. jailed is one of the world's poorest countries the world bank says by twenty eighteen the poverty rate will be eighty percent some people say they can't afford
to marry getting married can be expensive some couples first have their traditional wedding way certain customs observes such as paying a price for the bride and then there's often the church wedding the ball can run into the thousands others say the new marriage law infringes on people's religious beliefs customs and practices the law stipulates a man can only legally register one wife yes. we can fight the government we have to respect the law but for will continue to try and convince the government to reconsider and remember that we as muslims it's our culture to have more than one one for. the legislation creates animosity and disempowers women in polygamous relationships. it will be unfair in other women if a man is forced by law to register only one of his wives what happens to the other women in his life civil society activists say forcing people living together to marry is a violation of human rights government officials insist the crackdown on informal relationships will help reduce population growth and help monitor how many people
are actually in the country how to al-jazeera and what are. still ahead in this news hour real madrid look like they could be getting back to winning ways in spain that he is going to have that story in sports. for twenty three years has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object he's become an environmental activist and inspired artist and a voice for the part of countless markets. this time on al-jazeera . when the news breaks.
and the story builds. much better marketers. when people need to be head they thought they were american until they broke the law now they're deported . al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you my award winning documentaries and live news and online. it's time to get on the sports news with tatiana. thanks very much barbara shalane flanagan has become the fast american woman to win the new york city marathon in
forty years the two time an impi and pulled ahead of defending champion mary keaton with under five kilometers to go katie had won the race the last three years but the twenty seventeen title eluded her as the thirty six year old fun again filled the victory in a time of two hours twenty six minutes and fifty three seconds kenyan geoffrey come war held off wilson kept saying to win the men's rice security had been tie for the race following the truck attack in manhattan last week that killed eight people our correspondent mike hanna was at the finish line. athletes of the future of first along the course youth runners completing a short part of the route to. the new york city police chief is the largest security operation ever mounted. snipers opposed don't rooftops and sanitation trucks loaded with sand opposition to prevent any vehicles from gaining access. the race taking place just days after an attack that killed eight people and
injured dozens but cyclists walkers and runners are undeterred maybe more than happy to use the path along the hudson river that was the scene of the carnage. and the same sensor for claiming the city streets is evident throughout all five boroughs with the marathon is taking place. right here in saginaw for the marathon is a clear moment it brings people together and i hope we can just like keep that in the for free for all the police out here and. obviously out here for our safety but. we've given her fraid of tears then we're just living lives of fear let us us stop . from moving on with our lives this is a great way to support your theory and have part of fills those of the flow of runners in the surge of spectators as washing away the residue of tuesday's attack the apparent signal if that act was intended to sow terror in the city it failed.
shalane flanagan becomes the first u.s. woman winner in forty years of geoffrey cum war of kenya takes the men's gold. but on this day in the city it's as if every athlete and every spectator achieved victory. by. your. football now and around madrid have moved up to third in the spanish league with a win over last promise as promised were unable to break a run of two straight defeats the marrow opened the scoring for around madrid before half time marcos then zero and isco added to the score sheet for a three nil when rail and now eight points behind leaders barcelona. manchester city have moved to a point for care of the top of the english premier league after a two one win over aston on sunday kevin de bruyne per city ahead in the first half before a second half penalty by the club's all time leading goalscorer made it to alexander
pulled one bag but gabriele has sues for stuart the two goal lead as pep guardiola team rout three one winners manchester united squandered the chance to narrow the gap on their city rivals as they lost a current champions chelsea one nel alvira marotta with the goal the londoners remain four felony points behind city. house where tottenham tightened their grip on the third with a one no win over crystal palace in the other game of the day meant table what fed were beaten three two by a struggle as everton who pulled off an amazing performance from to nail down. tennis now and american jack clinch the title and a spot in the season ending a sleepy waltz or finals in london the win in paris is sox a fast as a masters title he came from a set down to beat qualifier philip crane of it show of serbia five seven six four
six one with a final score. justin rose has improved his chances of finishing the season as europe's top goal for the englishman hits a final hole body of the turkish open to finish on eighteen on depok and win the tournament by a stroke it comes a week off to be kim's the w.b.c. champions title in shanghai with two events left in the season roses just behind tommy fade words in the race to be european number one. female sports fans in saudi arabia celebrating a small victory they have been allowed to join their families to watch a sports event in the stadium again the only other time that's been permitted was in september for national day celebrations this time female fans were able to watch daredevil b.m.x. and motor bike riders put on an aerial despite the performance through both expatriates and locals. you don't have any and by many. damon reacting this is the spending of their time and maybe the board that everything
will go as it has that i'm very happy that as a family member i had the chance to end the stadium i'm very happy that we took this step and that's all the sport for now is now about to barbara in london that he had a thank you for that and that is it for this news hour don't go away though i'm going to be right back in just a few minutes with more of that these thanks for watching stay with us. a new level of luxury has arrived. an experience that will transform the way we try
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