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and this is al jazeera live from london also coming are. refugees in bangladesh and ask for forgiveness for the world's indifference to the suffering. united nations sends an s.o.s. to the world global crises support at least one hundred thirty five million people in need of aid. and a potential game changer for renewable energy the world's largest lithium ion battery is turned on in australia. u.s. president don't transform a national security adviser michael flynn has been charged with lying to the f.b.i. the office of the special counsel said flynn was charged with making false statements about his contact with russia's ambassador to the united states the
office is investigating accusations of russian meddling in the twenty sixth us presidential election and potential collusion by trump's campaign attended a plea hearing at a washington court will combine joins me now live from the white house extraordinary real development here kimberly with the former national visor turning up in court what do you what are you hearing the latest from the courthouse. well it's very interesting as michael flynn walked into that courthouse he did not respond to reporters shouted questions staring straight ahead he walked in didn't say a word and we assume pled guilty although he has not emerged from the courtroom as of yet but certainly we are watching that very closely this is a significant development in the probe by robert muller into whether there was possible obstruction of justice and also collusion involving the twenty sixteen presidential campaign and of course the white house has been bracing itself for
some time now given the fact that we had had three previous trump associates charge of course paul man a fourth the campaign chair as well as an aide and also a foreign policy adviser to the presidential campaign george papadopoulos but there's no question the charges against michael flynn are the most significant because of course michael flynn had a significant part of the early days of the top administration as national security adviser and as you point out it was the conversations leading up to his position as national security adviser that is the reason he is appearing in federal court accused of lying to federal investigators the f.b.i. over conversations and perhaps assurances he may have made involving sanctions put in place by the obama white house. he was the white house national security advisor for only three weeks but in that time michael flynn's activities helped cast a shadow over an administration from which it has yet to emerge although the
investigation by special counsel robert mueller has focused primarily on the alleged ties of donald trump's presidential campaign to the kremlin flynn ties the investigation to the oval office itself. the retired army general was a top spokesman for the campaign would you kill the family of a terrorist suspect yes or no i would i would have to see what success of stances of that situation what are you kidding me after taking over as national security advisor his activities came under heavy scrutiny when it was discovered he had a phone conversation with the russian ambassador to the united states in december before trump became president it was reportedly the same day new sanctions were announced against russian government officials by president barack obama some reports suggested flynn offered to cancel the sanctions once in office they did not discuss anything having to do with the united states decision to expel diplomats or
or impose a censure against russia but when reports surface flynn may have discussed sanctions trump fired him reluctantly what was wrong was the way that other people including yourselves in this room were given that information because there was classified information it was given illegally that's the real problem that discomfort with flints removal soon became a lightning rod for accusations of obstruction against the president. the man initially leading the investigation into rushing collusion f.b.i. director james comey told senators the president suggested to him during a meeting in the oval office he should let the flame case go i don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation i had with the president was an effort to obstruct i took it as a very disturbing thing very concerning. kim it does feel like this investigation is gathering
a british but i'm mentum now what in particular can we read from the charges against michael flynn i'll say what i think we can read from this is if you look at the charges themselves they're fairly unremarkable compared to what many might have been expecting for such a high profile target such as the former national security advisor michael flynn and the couple things we can read from that it seems to suggest and certainly there has been reporting in the united states to this effect that michael flynn has been cooperating with investigators that he may have been providing information in exchange for leniency we also know he was particularly concerned about his son who was also closely involved with the campaign and maybe looking to protect his son from further charges which still is a possibility now why is all of this happening while of course what robert muller is trying to look into is whether or not not only was there potential collusion between the trump association the presidential campaign and russia that's the first thing that's being looked at but also to as i mentioned in my report whether or not
the president tried to obstruct justice to try and shut down this investigation as to what these charges tend to look like first view is that there is this desire perhaps and this is sort of a standard playbook in terms of f.b.i. investigation to try and get those associates around your biggest target in this case potentially donald trump the president of the united states so that's what's significant about all of this we are certainly watching the court very closely to see what michael flynn may say when he emerges after we expect he pleads guilty to these charges of lying to f.b.i. investigators think you're going to have a very busy day campbell how could there with the latest from the court outside of the white house. pope francis has used the word ranger for the first time on his asia trip while in bangladesh he met with refugees from manama he asked them for forgiveness for all
they have endured and for the indifference of the world he devoted using the word ranger while in neighboring mammal full fare of risking the persecution of catholics in the country. will continue to recognize their rights we won't close our hearts to them we won't look in another direction the presence of god today is also a cold war hinge or every one of us needs to respond in the right way to child stafford has more from the catapult on campus in bangladesh where many were hinge on the. it's a word that the international community use the united nations use of bangladesh uses to describe the refugees that have fled across this border in the last couple of months more than six hundred twenty five thousand of them the word is really injured and the pope finally used it in talking to a group of ranger refugees that traveled specifically to meet him from this area
close to the myanmar border they met him in their car it was following that meeting that he said the presence of god god today is also called. this trip to myanmar and bangladesh has been diplomatically very difficult for the pope he has until now avoided using that word. there were fears of a potential backlash against christians in me and if he used it but for all intents and purposes it seems as if once being faced with these refugees refugees with very terrifying stories one woman who met him spoke to reuters before that meeting and said that she was going to describe to him how she and other women were taken away by the myanmar military and raped she said she was going to speak to the pope and demand action from him it finally seems as if he had very little choice but to mention the name of their ethnic group and this is hugely significant ensuring
international published ity to a crisis in this country that can only be described as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today. the united nations has launched a record appeal for more than twenty billion dollars to help victims of conflict and humanitarian crises around the world the u.n. says more than one hundred thirty five million people across the world need in terms of the numbers affected yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis war has left more than twenty two million people in need with a severe food shortage and cholera crisis in nigeria fourteen and a half million people particularly women need aid and protection because of fighting between the military and armed groups and more than thirteen million people in the democratic republic of congo need humanitarian help many were displaced by the fighting a similar number of syrians are still caught up in a civil war in its seventh year
a third of the money requested by the un is to help. the un under-secretary general says the conflict in yemen is of particular concern so the largest humanitarian crisis that we're concerned about in the world at the moment is the crisis in yemen. and. yemen has a population of twenty five million people twenty million. need assistance and. something like seven or eight million of them are right now right on the brink of famine and as you know we've been calling for. for i'm winding of the blockade which has been preventing. humanitarian assistance and commercial food and fuel to get into yemen. as we mentioned nigeria is second on the list of the most number of people in need of major explains. for displaced persons in northeast nigeria and other parts of the lake chad region the united
nations is estimating to spend two point three billion u.s. dollars in two thousand and eighty to take care of their needs a lot of them couldn't access their farms because of continuing threats of violence from fighters in the region now if we look back at what happened in two thousand and seventeen the united nations required two point three two point one billion us dollars to help these refugees but what was eventually utilized was one point two billion which left a wide gap now the united nations is also focusing on some of the crisis global crisis may be exacerbate or even worse in two thousand and eighteen that's a reason why it requires more funding to help these people affected by crises globally one percent increase was recorded on the requirements for when compared to what was there for last year now
a lot of people in the northeast nigeria especially those displaced by the violence couldn't go back to their farms because of continued threats of violence so they will require some form of food and other assistance from the united nations and other non-governmental organizations. at least nine people have been killed and thirty six injured off the gunman still in the college in pakistan and these three men dressed in women's burkas arrived in a rickshaw and then to the agricultural training institute in the northwestern city . all the attackers were killed after two hours of fighting the army and police the pakistani taliban has claimed responsibility saying it was targeting a safe house by the i.s.i. an intelligence agency come on high that has more from islamabad. and your dishes carried out by that very good taliban buggiest on day of college claimed responsibility immediately after their deadly incident that took place at the agricultural research institute
a holster and carving tools facial sauteed it did not yet clear as to what was the real intended targets of the attack here is a porch about that still remains sketchy but a number of people are dead and many more are wounded this is all happening at a time when the u.s. and pakistan are due to meet at a high level with the u.s. secretary of defense we're getting it from a boss in which pakistan will be raising concern about the groups operating from across the border in afghanistan and who are now carrying out deadly attacks inside pakistan. still to come. might be disappointed by than you president's latest cabinet appointments. right now the world is is facing a renewed nuclear arms race and years of hard work why the world's nuclear powers are reluctant to give up their arsenal.
hello and welcome back as we look at the weather across central and southern parts of china and taiwan it's looking fine from shanghai down to hong kong plenty of sunshine into northern parts of vietnam fine for hanoi but you notice more central areas still getting a lot of showers coming in so it remains pretty wet across this area heading on into sunday not a great deal of change here and a great deal of change in hanoi looking good across indochina generate a lot of fine weather for me and my young gone highs of thirty two degrees across into south asia now here we've still got some really heavy monsoon rain which is really what you expect at this time of the year across southern areas for tamil nadu carola chennai there look at ninety six millimeters and then also down into sri lanka it is still very wet now this is our tropical cyclone which is edging
away and it is going to curl further in towards the coast towards the north which is quite unusual for this time of year but to be drawing some cloud around for the north new delhi it should be pleasant twenty four degrees and that continues having gone through into sunday so let's head across into the arabian peninsula here a little bit cooler for just twenty two degrees as a high here in doha lovely weather conditions quite breezy highs of twenty seven. the antarctic ice sheet is melting a process that is affecting the entire globe. in a special episode of frauds joins fifty five scientists on a brant psyching journey of discovery around the continent for a look into the post on the future of the climate. but it's quite amazing just to see that that's the dust up when you rise up this time on al-jazeera.
welcome back reminder of the top story. u.s. president x. national security advisor. has pleaded guilty to charges of lying to the f.b.i. about the extent of his russian contact it's part of a probe into alleged russian meddling in last year's presidential election. pope francis has for the first time used the word. to refer to me on mars muslim minority he made the comments while meeting a group of refugees in. the united nations has launched
a record appeal for more than twenty two billion dollars to help victims of conflict and humanitarian crises around the world yemen is the world's worst crisis with more than twenty two million people in need. zimbabwe's new president. has named a host of military figures for his new cabinet but no opposition politicians are included dashing hopes for an inclusive government the soldier who announced the military takeover on the national broadcaster has been named as foreign minister head of the war veterans chris. has been handed the ministry of information and patrick chinamasa returns to the ministry of finance the new appointments are likely to disappoint zimbabweans who had been hoping for a break with the past has been gauging the reaction in the town of chen. the announcement by president of who is in the new government is dividing opinion
zimbabweans who know the new leader is a businessman a cautiously optimistic he's picked the right team others say they are disappointed at how many military commanders and politicians in the new cabinet have strong links to robert mugabe and the former government. disappointed. the extradition. the people of zimbabwe were. beginning to have. what the expectations of the. people expect and. expected. these university graduates hope the new cabinet will deliver on the president's promise to create jobs many graduates confines a job. twenty three year old innocent has a bachelor's degree and is known as a graduate on a good day he makes about ten dollars selling secondhand mobile phones on the streets for me is a disappointment. because
this is what is the current situation i'm just. surprised frightened with is this. was a this is what. economists say the new cabinet has to rework scrap some of robert mugabe's policies such as indigenization a controversial policy of black empowerment. and buried. it because there's. just. one percent. and there. when i recently made british and chinese envoys the european union and the united states say they are keen to re-engage with zimbabwe again after years of isolation.
is. struggling zimbabweans hope president knows what he's doing and that his policies don't scare away investors are the seal nothing will change the reality for now is that thousands of these graduates will likely join other degree holders on the street economy doesn't dry. the impact. al-jazeera chinoy is about. on december the tenth the nobel peace prize will be awarded to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can but ambassadors of some of the world's nuclear powers will be attending the awards ceremony the u.s. france and britain have told the noble institute of their joint decision to send their embassies second in charge instead i can says that decision looks defensive and may be proof that work is having an effect russia and israel are the only nuclear nations sending ambassadors to the oslo ceremony. we are disappointed that
the investors from the united kingdom united states and france will be there but they won't be present at the highest level because i think it's. they claim to be committed to a world without nuclear weapons and they should be celebrating civil societies work on that issue we might not always agree on the way to. a nuclear free world but they should be happy that there are there's a new generation of people that care about this issue that people are engaging with i coul is dedicated to creating a world without nuclear weapons in the days leading up to the award in oslo where looking at the nuclear status of countries worldwide she has returned to begins our series in the us which is the second largest holder of nuclear weapons. the united states is the only country to have used nuclear weapons not once but
twice and it took seventy one years for a u.s. president to visit one of the targets president obama refused to apologize for the annihilation of hiroshima but he called for a moral awakening we can chart a course that leads to the destruction of the stockpiles we can stop the spread to new nations and secure deadly materials from fanatics his actions as president they have ensured that the world will fear nuclear weapons for obama's lifetime and beyond it was president obama who began a one trillion dollar modernization of the u.s. is nuclear arsenal making its nuclear bombs smarter its delivery systems more accurate the fear among disarmament experts is improved accuracy will make the use of nuclear weapons more likely u.s. presidents will feel they can finally huge a nuclear strike with precision. even more capable than the current
version and when you pair this with what other countries are doing to upgrade and modernize their forces and i think right now the world is facing i mean you know clear arms race the u.s. is a nuclear deterrent is based on what's called the triad missiles can be launched from land sea and air to make it difficult for an enemy to destroy the arsenal in a first strike in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven the us had thirty one thousand two hundred fifty five nuclear warheads to treaties with russia to reduce that to one thousand five hundred fifty deployed at any time with thousands held in reserve however president obama's administration reduced the stockpile at the slowest rate of any post cold war presidency a trend that's likely to continue if not reversed under president trump what has changed under president trump is there's now open discussion about whether the president should have this. thora to launch nuclear missiles senators are discussing whether to take that power away but an accidental nuclear strike is also
a concern since nine hundred fifty the public has been told of thirty two broken arrows or nuclear weapon accidents there unintended launch detonation or loss the latest was in two thousand and seven the u.s. flew six nuclear armed christmas tiles from one base in northern united states to south you know states didn't know the missiles on board were armed and they were and they were there at the base and sat very twenty four hours unguarded no one knew they were there it's clear that president trump like his predecessor feels nuclear weapons are just too strategic an asset for the u.s. to part with and it's likely that other countries will follow the u.s. as lead she every time see al-jazeera washington. a draw for the twenty eight hundred football world cup has just taken place in the russian capital moscow has got the implications we're joined by our sports correspondent lee wellings so what's interesting in which of these groupings well much the immediately stands out
is portugal versus spain and there's an unusual quirk that might happen which is that you'd expect spain with so much success to be top seeds but they won russia as hosts push them down into the next eight so as porch one's brain together i think people are already making the mistake of thinking of a really tough group walker when iran should be underestimated but i think portugal and spain should both go through you looking for what is always called shouldn't be released or group of death looking at brazil switzerland costa rica and serbia so it's not always under underestimated by people for no reason so that's going to be a tough group what about argentina iceland croatia nigeria now argentina or nigeria always come together for a bit sorry for nigeria having to keep taking on argentina but i stands first welcome much ever will be against argentina that's an attractive match as networking about one russia host i have to do well failure is not an option is it in with saudi arabia egypt and you're a guy so i could have been worse for them how exciting for those iceland fans to be
able to play argentina as you say in the first world cup it's just wonderful the thing is is our expectations are higher now we're sort of what we expect them to win guy one achievement three hundred forty thousand i think their populations are slightly less and the smallest nation ever to be in the world cup finals is going to be an amazing day for the paper vice nothing people around the globe will be cheering them on in that game is what it's going to be really tough for them to qualify and i think to be honest they marched. great to work as you say thank you elaine. anyone who uses a laptop computer or phone should know how important i am i and battery is to keep connected but what if the battery is big enough to power thirty thousand homes that's what's happening in the state of south australia where the world's largest battery is switched on is the latest headline making project from the us electric car company tesla how small this seemingly innocuous rural
areas south australia has suddenly become home to one of the biggest sources of renewable energy in the wild built in sixty days the us technology company tesla has built the largest lithium battery which is plugged into the power grid in the state of south australia the state's premie a unveiled the john battery which is powered by a nearby wind farm this is an example of south australia leading the world the world's largest lithium battery it's right here in jamestown in south australia and it's already supplying power to the national electricity market australia is a major exporter of calls and is considered one of the world's worst greenhouse gas polluters the state of south australia is demolishing is coal fired power stations and switching to renewable energy that's imperative after a freak storm last year caused a state wide blackout highlighting the on reliable supply of electricity the billionaire business tycoon mosque offered to build the battery most serial port
here is that the system will be through three times more powerful than any system on earth. this is a this is not like a sort of short like a minor foray into a frontier it's like you know going to be times for anyone's gone before must also promise that if it wasn't completed on time it would be free lucky for him the forty million dollar project was switched on ahead of schedule it's a exciting development electricity story just kind of been the holy grail for the whole power business for two hundred years now because if we want to move towards variable renewables wind and solar produce their own trysting when they want not necessarily when we want and so some way of storing the excess that they're producing which can then be used when they're not generating has been something we've looked for for many years people nearby jamestown gave their verdict lifted our spirits because everybody is happy about it and we have a question marks on that but the result in result will tail wind it because it's
never been called into action we really don't know what's coming and. so when it if it does do the job well because if it doesn't it's just another political. tesla's chief executive wasn't at the unveiling but the state's new power backup surprise i'm sure to please climate change and pollution activists and possibly pave the way for other projects worldwide. and this is the scene in the life scene outside the district court in washington where present transform a national security adviser michael flynn has now pleaded guilty the charges against him waiting for him to reappear outside of those doors for the rings and rings of reporters waiting for his words. a reminder of the top story. u.s.
president x national security advisor michael flynn has treated guilty to charges of making false statements to the f.b.i. microphone was forced to resign after misleading the white house in january about meeting the russian ambassador before trump was elected the charges were brought by special counsel robert mueller a sponsor of his investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential poll has now agreed to cooperate with the investigation as part of his plea to you white house correspondent kimberly how could a small this is a significant development in the probe by robert muller into whether there was possible obstruction of justice and also collusion involving the twenty sixteen presidential campaign and of course the white house has been bracing itself for some time now given the fact that we had had three previous trump associates charge of course paul man a fourth the campaign chair as well as an aide and also
a foreign policy adviser to the presidential campaign george papadopoulos but there's no question the charges against michael flynn are the most significant because of course michael flynn had a significant part in the early days of the top administration pope francis's for the first time used the word to refer to the muslim minority following a security crackdown in august the pontiff used the politically sensitive term while meeting will hinge refugees in the bangladeshi capital he apologized for the world's indifference to their plight and asked them for forgiveness. the united nations. billion dollars to help victims of conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than twenty two million people. have been killed and. carried out.