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and i'm rob matheson this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes about a million people have been evacuated from vietnam's mekong delta as a strong that's already killed more than two hundred people bears down on the country plus. chaos at airports after the united arab emirates bans chinnis he and females flying through the country plus. in just a few hours voters go to the polls in liberia's presidential election is seen as the first to democratic transition of power in seventeen years also. please press the automation button to please the cartoon go to meetings in the center of it was this one. the development of driverless cars could drive thousands right out of a job.
hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating vietnam's mekong delta as the deadly tropical storm tendin approaches many houses in the delta made from ten sheets and wooden panels aren't built to withstand the storm heavy rain and strong winds are expected to cause serious damage tambourines already killed more than two hundred people as it passed over the philippines thousands of fishing boats have also been recalled in order to seek shelter from the storm. if it weren't for the type we would have continued our fishing trip for another two or three months but because of the typhoon we had to head back early and. it's been a while since the typhoon hit the region but we have to take serious precautions to protect our lives and property it's not safe out on the open sea at the moment that's why we have to come back to take shelter when as i mentioned ten mins left a trail of destruction in the southern philippines thousands are spending christmas
in emergency shelters there after landslides and flash floods killed more than two hundred people right mcbride is joining us now live from in a city on the island of mindanao and rob these hours on the most important ones when it's becoming more and more difficult to find people trapped in the rubble. that's right but the search continues we've made our way in fact to a small township of two boys it's probably one of the worst affected parts of a manger now it bore the brunt of the surge a vessel of water that came down off the mountains here and we're on the outskirts of this township a community of villages on the river here and if i can just stand back and take a look at the scene behind me this was a community of more than a hundred houses people living here making their living here they had a tolerance of water coming down these boulders that you see some of the signs of
cars here these weren't here two or three days ago these came down with actually huge surge of water as the water is quite tame now it's a trickle in the middle but people have been telling us that i can see it's coconut trees the water level was going up to three or four metres and it was something like seventy five metres wide a wall of water sadly people here did die and something like twenty nine people are confirmed to have died there's a small mortuary just away from here where a number of the bodies and the search now continues for any other survivors that there might be from this there are still officially sixteen people missing well let me bring in cologne who is the disaster management officer for this area who is coordinating that search tell me where are your people and what are they doing at the moment from them on the storage and retrieval operations. they are like sixteen economic times downstream searching for more or less i mean
sixty. six kilometers to give you some idea of the scale of the surge of water that came through here. people taken completely by surprise were they trying to evacuate . can you think where we want to leverage and they were caught by the flashlights and many of them haven't seen floods like this before and that's what they've been telling us is that what they've been telling you now they've been telling them that this is. the experience splash family is. ok and will people move back here eventually when they do what can they do or what can be done in terms of awareness in terms of preparing for the next disaster yeah. i don't really know where i'm going. to. tell you not to move back and to be relocated. thank you very much indeed the problem as always rob is that trying to move people to a different area is always an issue this is
a place with limited resources it has to be said that the philippines because it is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world puts an awful lot of resources into disaster preparedness into infrastructure into awareness training and the problem is that in other parts of the philippines the mindanao tends to be an area given its conflict where introducing any plans like that any schemes is always troublesome it's always difficult but it is a given the climate change and what we hear from people here are they having laura more like this something that has to be addressed in the future rob thanks very much indeed robert right there a criminal investigations underway into a fire at a shopping mall in the philippines that killed thirty seven people all of the bodies have now been recovered from the building in the city of the victims were trapped on the top floor when the fire broke out on saturday night gerri is military has repelled an attack by suspected boko haram fighters on the outskirts
of the northeastern city of made agree earlier heavy gunfire was reported in the area where the army forced off the attackers are dangerous has more from a bhutto. according to security sources we've talked we spoken to a short while ago but i was repelled by the military but it lasted a long time i witness is a corking about cyclists arriving in street pickup trucks and then stalking to a terrifying firing their guns and pointing exculpate in the mall area apparently they started with a military or security checkpoint there now the sources we've spoken to said he's too early to say how many people died because of late game attacks and that area has been cordoned off and he is being secured by the nigerian army there and that but that source also confirmed to me that most of the people affected well indeed women and children he particularly transported three people from that area to the
hospital inside made a good move by the way is just a few kilometers from known eastern idlers biggest city make a quick my degree has always been in the process of the price that city but the military stopped them from taking the city they have occupied lots of territory which by the way assad now they have lost to the military and of course the regional forces to fight them out of most eastern magadan parts of the moon chad and measure the public for the time being the situation in my degree and on the outskirts of my to the outskirts of my degree is calm. jonez is demanding an apology from the united arab emirates after the u.a.e. banned female genesee and citizens from flying or transiting through the u.a.e. on friday in response all evidence airlines flights have been suspended to the chin is in capital genesis says the ban was triggered by fears of a terrorist attack but it says it can't accept how the women were treated shala bellus reports. this was the scene at tunis airport on
friday as women turned up for flights the start of a u.i. travel ban against women and girls of all ages to be given it was really nothing if not i came here and found chaos and they're saying thousand indian women under the age of thirty cannot afford emerick plane remember that money is but i arrived here only for a man to come and tell me that any woman who holds a tunis in passport is banned from boarding as airline. two days later the u.a.e. explains the temporary travel restriction is for security reasons the minister of state for foreign affairs posted on twitter they had communicated security information with tunisia and that the u.a.e. appreciates and values to his young woman. but outrage across china zero and elsewhere grew with claims of discrimination and racism to his ears governments
took immediate action the ministry of transport has decided to suspend emirates airlines flights to and from tunisia until the last finds a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with international regulations and conventions emirates didn't respond to our request for an interview to do confirm via twitter they were instructed to stop services to tune spy to newseum authorities a fictive to seem between the fifth children as young as two years old will be i'm barred from flying i mean not many people would consider two year old threats and officials or even informing families that even if you are a one month old female baby you wouldn't be allowed to fly and you wouldn't be allowed to enter the u.a.e. territory emirates is the only airline that flies you a direct meaning it severed the transport link between the countries it's unclear if the diplomatic link will also be cast. to his ear has been trying to repair relations with the u.a.e. after its twenty eleven revolution its biggest political party has strong ties to
casa currently under blockades by the u.a.e. and three other arab countries it's quite clear to say you know that the united arab emirates have been seeking to undermine his democracy. on the hundred me so this decision is the most expressive yet and the most in your face ever since the two thousand and eleven revolution emirates will remain suspended until tunisia feels it can operate within international regulations the sudden and vague ban that newseum woman face now turned on the line of dallas al-jazeera and their clothes no is code i wrote her of the trueness exchange it's a bipartisan political conference held the engine is here and he says the situation shows a lack of maturity on both sides. i'm not sure if the politics on the part of the u.a.e. is clear and i think really what we have here is it seems likely again we have to
be careful that there was some security driven concern potentially in coordination with the security services in tunisia that initiated this step but you don't wait it shows on two fronts an incredible immaturity on the security front there is a great disagreement as to whether or not this is actually a very efficient and smart way to handle this kind of a threat i mean do you really want to just blanket ban women from one country on a specific airline do you want to try and hence the procedure as enhanced searches except for so there's a great argument about whether or not this is even smart an efficient but more important thing is the political immaturity whether or not it was driven by legitimate security concerns on the part of the emirates and or with elements of the secure security services in tunisia at the very least it came at exactly the moment when the g.c.c. crisis the conflict between. saudi except for a has been reflecting on the tunisian scene for quite some time and it actually
gave the political opponents of the u.a.e. and some of their local alah it real kind of a free pass to take some really good hits at them as is being driven by a kind of anti woman or empty tunisia policy but the simple truth far tear gas to disperse protesters angry about a pardon for former president alberto fujimori he was serving a twenty five year sentence for crimes against humanity and corruption demonstrators a march through the capital against president paid republicans in schools decision seventy nine year of putting more he's still in intensive care of day after he was pardoned and managed to send a message to his supporters from his hospital bed on christmas day his daughter keiko gave this update on his health. we were with my father the full siblings and i can tell you. for him it's been the happiest christmas for the past twelve years despite being in intensive care he will be there until tomorrow and then he could
be transferred to. a diplomatic row between venezuela and canada is escalating canada's to expel venice wayman diplomat two days out to caracas throughout the canadian ambassador for criticizing its human rights record canadian government has also barred venezuela's and boy from returning he was withdrawn in september in protest over sanctions against nicolas maduro his government plenty more ahead in the news hour including a major earthquake as seoul second guessing the decision to build more nuclear power plants in south korea. many of you to see me. on christmas day. it was sixty years ago when queen elizabeth first delivered her televised christmas day address to the u.k. today's message just ahead. and in sports as gulf cup champions qatar continue their title defense we'll look at some of the bigger challenges kothari football is facing.
ok let's go back now to our top story the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people in vietnam in preparation for tropical storm tembin hong kong going is the community safety manager for the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies is joining us now from bangkok on skype this seems like it's going to be an enormous operation logistically speaking what are your teams facing on the ground. yes good money and the lessons we learn from the tycoon which eat. this recent twenty years is pay which. almost tetons and lives so the lesson the government of vietnam has been doing. to evacuate the people in. the modern media and
brought it to the safe areas that share. the opposite as the schools and the other. shows the government so have order all the provinces to cancel all the meetings and workshops and focus hundred percent on to be variations to respond to the tight four and also the government has or order to evacuate and also to call for all the. fishing boards from op saw. showed us to ensure that. to be anybody's course those people and also the properties when the typhoon heats but we're talking about people of all ages from children to the elderly we're talking about this we're talking about the infirm as well this is an enormous
operation do you think that the the government of vietnam and the aid agencies like yours are actually able to cope with the number of people involved in this. yes i think that is a very good question. however the government that we the right course. has been doing from day one specially that we will be. doing. so the narration is on the way and. the east and also the support of food. and of food and. the people leaving. centaurs shelters has been provided as well as the medical services so i don't see any issues
at the moment. yet one hundred ryan is community safety and resilience manager for the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies thank you very much for your time you're welcome thank you the head of the roman catholic church has used his christmas message to call for a negotiated two state solution to end the israeli palestinian conflict is the second time pope francis has spoken out since u.s. president to donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital he says talks are the only way to find peace. but if. we see jesus in the children of the middle east who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between israelis and palestinians on this festive day let us ask the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can be finally reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized
borders peter sharp has more from rome. this is only the second time the pope francis has spoken in public about the trump plan for a capital in jerusalem he said when he first heard that and that was on december sixth he was profoundly concerned and i think there are some people in the people i've spoken to here that were hoping perhaps for something a little stronger in this long awaited message i mean he's he's mentioned the middle east every every christmas message since two thousand and thirteen and i think there was a feeling that he could have articulated his his concern and a little stronger and referenced a drusilla in the context of this this are people that they're facing now voters in liberia are about to choose between a former football star and the current vice president in
a presidential runoff both candidates a promise to revive liberia's struggling economy and kickstart infrastructure projects the election will see its first democratic transition of power in seventy years or how about zero reports from monrovia. in the contest for the liberian presidency this month all my international footballer do it with a head start he received thirty percent of the votes cast in the foster round held in october he's open and in the current liberian vice president just a walk i got twenty eight percent of the ball but it's he. in the car. that where grew up has been hyping his humble upbringing and style himself as the pro pork to date a man who knows exactly what liberians want from their government protection of politics we have a traditional voting along ethnic religious and regional languages where you were born and grew up is important there is
a hope here that's when he becomes president he will help his community where dropped out of school at an early age to concentrate on playing football he plied his trade in liberia until he got a break to play for the french club a it's more like oh and from there on to some of the world's most glamorous clubs in two thousand and three where now is his intention to run for the presidency after taking on the incumbent president ellen johnson sirleaf to a second round vote in two thousand and five the footballer was bitten this is known as walk in the park this could be we as the age of will he lead in the first one in two thousand and five and phil to win in the second round this is wide open it could be president we have a president. a former head of liberia's petroleum refinery company and agriculture minister seventy two year old joseph. has served as liberia's vice president since two thousand and six his tenure as vice president will be remembered as
a period of an interrupted peace most small feat in a country torn apart by years of civil. buckeye is considered a safe pair of hands by many given his long experience of the highest echelons of power in liberia ambassador walker strongest point is his credentials in public policy and the broad perception of him as an honest man the last true this line around he has an honesty capital. and in liberia where there's been so much reports of corruption he's managed to keep on touched he will have to persuade many liberians though that he can do differently than he has done for more than a decade many here hold the government responsible for failing to improve their lot whoever wins the election will inherit the leadership of one of the poorest countries in the world liberians often complain about the massive corruption in
government and the poor delivery of public services many of them say about well the of thankful for the past twelve years of peace still excited about the prospect of change. comment at all to the old year like beauty. and its bark here is an assistant research fellow at the africa center for strategic studies she says the eventual winner faces huge challenges. the lack of trust that liberians have in their institutions because of the purpose of corruption and that that unfortunately the johnson sirleaf administration hasn't been able to to completely stop them so i think that he is also going to face this battle to show liberians that yes that you know he's will be able to stem that corruption and to bring economic recovery in particular after bill epidemic to their country the corruption from what i can understand for example that we saw all of the last surveys that
parameter did twenty one twenty fifteen suggest that for example something like only only had a percentage in the single digits of liberians think that police are examples are not corrupt most likely and think that at least all our collapse of the challenges will start from the very lowest level of interaction with the state and the winner is going to have to deal with that it's going to be very difficult the russian opposition leader i'd like to know volumnia has been barred from running in next year's presidential elections he's been told he's ineligible because of a past criminal conviction of all news responded to the central election commission by calling for a boycott of the march vote polls show president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected meaning he could remain in power until twenty twenty four rory chalons has more from moscow. this was no surprise at all really how mean i had been
talking with colleagues yesterday and we've been speculating that there was maybe a small chance that the tightly controlled russian presidential system the electoral system here would be given a bit of a shake up and maybe there would be some fresh life breathed into it most people are assuming that person is going to march towards a fourth term in office when the elections are held in march next year but no that was not to be the thirteen member panel of the central election committee decided twelve votes with one abstention they were going to bar the from running against putin now the argument they use is that he has this prior convictions and therefore is ineligible no valley has always said that although that may be the election rules actually the constitution which should have primacy says that any one of sound mind who is not in jail can run in the election and so he's going to take
this to the constitutional courts to watch them to make a decision this was a heated exchange at times he was saying that the panel should do the right thing for once in their lives that nobody's holding a gun to their heads and that they should stop messing around with the election the panel fired back saying that he was brainwashing kids that he was disrespecting the election commission and that they hinted he was politically irrelevant anyway now what is now and we do next well of course i said he's going to take this to the constitutional courts but he is also saying that his supporters should boycott the election and he is saying that yes there will be street process he hasn't set a date for these yet but he's saying that when the protests hits they will be nationwide. in the u.k. queen elizabeth has marked the sixtieth anniversary of her first televised christmas address for many of you to see me you know held on christmas day this
year she paid tribute to victims of the attacks in manchester and london as well as people who died in the ground for far disaster she praised the resilience of the survivors and find the u.k.'s emergency services this christmas i think of london and manchester whose powerful identity has shown through over the past twelve months in the face of appalling attacks nato troops in afghanistan have gathered for a special christmas dinner at the mission's headquarters in kabul there are about fourteen thousand there are troops in the country providing training and assistance to afghan security forces under operation resolute. still ahead on al-jazeera it's been four months since had a can sweep through florida we visit one farming community still struggling to recover. and in sports we'll have more on what could be the biggest comeback of the year details coming up with tatiana.
from the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. how the cloud is building again of a child a bit maybe more particularly for the set of a vietnam it will bring showers increasingly to the coast of vietnam and then by the time we get to wednesday as proper rain in london meanwhile i have to season rain that means that much of china isn't quite as cold as you might think for this time in winton facts big pool of clouds covering a good part may even reach shanghai the active weather to the sas is one of the reasons why we've got this rain developing inland that is form a typhoon tembin tropical storm soon to be depression is over this science of vietnam by the look of a satellite picture because it's hard to find the center now it's
a mass of rain and it's a couple of hundred millimeters but also high seas in the mekong delta hence the risk as it spreads across and you can't anymore define it it will eventually reach southern thailand peninsular malaysia as a big mass of rain not a problem with wind. now there is rain further south in this part of the world but once again you come down to indonesia west in java to focus it with more showers unfortunately building to the eastern side of mindanao as well that's where all the rain is some of the exceptions for lanka we're now into dry winter season over india which of course means falk in the north. the weather sponsored by qatar airways.
at this time. forced to flee from syria to lebanon many refugee mothers risked childbirth in terrible conditions delivery is very difficult here in lebanon it's ghostly i can't go back to syria now because of the war but one lebanese woman is committed to helping them. become friends forget the woman. she's important to me. they were she g.'s midwife at this time on al jazeera world.
you're watching also syria minder of our top stories this hour around a million people are evacuating vietnam's mekong delta as tropical storm tembin approaches every rain and strong winds are expected to cause serious damage temper and has already killed more than two hundred people in the past over the philippines. is demanding a public apology from the united arab emirates after the u.a.e. banned chin is it females from flying to all passing through the state on friday in retaliation china's yet suspended all emirates airlines flights and u.a.e. says the ban was imposed for security reasons but hasn't given any more details. the un refugee agency says the world is now witnessing the highest level of displacement of people ever recorded more than sixty five million people have been forced to leave their homes almost a third of them are refugees and
a half are under the age of eighteen that are also ten million stateless people that means they've been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education health care and. poignant freedom of movement. to make twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution millions of people have been displaced by the war in syria is one of the year's big stories we've been looking at through the eyes of five families and part three it's one family living in the rubble. makes a living selling what ever he can find he was once a farmer and owned his own land. now he's among the millions of syrians this place by the war and they're able to survive without assistance. i'm not ashamed to say this there are days when i'm able to provide food for my
family and there are other days when i'm not able to do that the other day i had to take two of my children to the hospital because they didn't have enough food to. run our other mohamed lives in. an opposition controlled area that has been besieged by government forces for years the siege has been tightened even more recently food supplies are scarce and shortages have sent prices soaring at least four hundred thousand people live in east on the outskirts of the capital the united nations has been demanding unhindered access and warns that many of syrians they're facing problems in getting enough to eat. the aid that reaches us is not enough is specially for someone like me i have to take care of seven children and my wife. only under siege it remains a war zone even though a russian guarantee deescalation deal was supposed to silence the guns and allow
aid in. the building. and then we. are there in mohamad fears for her children she is also afraid that her family could face further displacement the government has been using what is known as the surrender or starve strategy and it is applying it. and. if given the choice to leave or stay and live under the regime's rule i will choose to leave i don't trust them they will eventually kill us. they starved us they killed our children. rebels and refused to surrender but government pressure is growing already hundreds of thousands of syrians have been bussed out of their towns and villages and taken to the rebel controlled province of idlib in the north
the syrian government calls them reconciliation agreements for the opposition those deals are forced settlements and. i don't think those who are forced to go to will ever return to their homes this is sports displacement who knows who they will give our country to it's been almost eight years since government forces began to crush popular dissent from a position of strength the leadership is imposing its own peace but it is a peace that is unacceptable to many syrians who now fear not having a place in their own country. beirut. in part four of our series one year five families all jazeera talks for farmers who are caught up in kenya's political violence between police and protesters that's on tuesday. politicians and decision makers in south korea are torn about a plan to continue construction of two nuclear power plants following a major earthquake the five point four magnitude quake and early november reignited
public concern about whether the country can still be considered a seismic safe zone now a five hundred strong panel of experts is due to report kathy novak reports from all sun. this is south korea's scenic southeastern region a popular tourist destination home to stretches of coastline and eighteen uclear reactors so when a magnitude five point four earthquake forced more than a thousand people to evacuate their homes in november some wondered if those nuclear reactors are safe she on why is so worried she's been protesting in the streets that it's almost impossible but. i was so scared when the earthquake happened here i had evacuated from my building but when the tremors continued the thought of the nuclear power plants exploding hard to any. more reactors are on the way during the election campaign president monday and promised
to halt their construction but he reversed that position after public consultations found the majority of people wanted the existing projects completed the environmental organization greenpeace want safety reexamined we saw the. significant increase of the people who are concerned about the safety of nuclear reactors to tourists. the twenty eleven fukushima disaster in japan happened just across the sea it's not hard for south koreans to imagine the worst case scenario but a tsunami triggered by a magnitude nine earthquake caused of that catastrophe and experts say that sort of event would be extremely unlikely here in a statement korea hydro a nuclear power the company that runs this plant says the newest reactors being built here are designed to withstand earthquakes sixty three times more powerful than the five point eight magnitude quake that hit the nearby city of young jew in
twenty sixteen that was south korea strongest earthquake since records began in one nine hundred seventy eight. locals are still rebuilding many replacing traditional ceramic roof tiles with more affordable and sturdy metal sheets even if you church quakes damaged homes again uclear power advocates say the plants are designed to contain any radiation leaks that define a physical barrier the capture containment is strong enough to withstand any kind of the significant creek john young hoon says nuclear power must be part of south korea's energy supply the government still wants to phase it out over time in the meantime the energy ministry has told south koreans that close inspection of power plants revealed no damage from the latest earthquake kathy novak al-jazeera olsen in south korea. emil closeness is executive director of green action it's
a non-governmental organization pushing to end japan's nuclear power program and she's joining us on skype from tokyo thank you very much indeed for your time this in south korea it seems to be something of a delicate balancing act for the government because in the one hand greenpeace is saying that they have seen an increase in the number of people who are concerned about nuclear power but on the other hand the government is saying that they've seen an increase in the number of people who want these two projects continued it sounds. let me try again. i was just trying to make the point that it is a delicate balancing act for the south korean government isn't it because on the one hand greenpeace is saying that it's seen an increase in the number of people who are concerned about the safety of nuclear power and on the other hand the government is seeing an increase in the number of people who want the two projects
that are being built at the moment to continue so it's a kind of fine line for the south korean government when it comes to nuclear power isn't it. perhaps but the logic now very clearly is to not have new billboards. as for example even our conservative prime minister koizumi former prime minister of japan stated after the fukushima accident and he was asked isn't it irrational irrational to say stop nuclear car right away every plant and he said actually it's the reverse it's irrational to continue and that if you don't stop it right now it'll be even more difficult to stop it later and even economic sense right now says that. it will have new builds and new nuclear power and president and of course in south korea had said that he was had promised to hold the construction of these two new
reactors but of course there is an issue of a continuing continue to supply power for south korea until such times as renewable sources can be found so there is an argument isn't there that because the government is accountable to the public for spending the money that actually these projects should go ahead and continue to supply power until an alternative is found . what's really important and japan is a good example is that a nuclear power is actually delaying the kicking in of renewable fuels i mean the grid is being held by nuclear power plant as there are all sorts of new companies making a noble energy but they can't sell it and actually nuclear power delays the progress of three in your bills and that is an important point and also a kind of a mix it's now shown that even nuclear power plants that have already been built the cost of operating them and maintaining them is actually more per kilowatt hour
than starting nubile energy from scratch and so you know if if south korea is interested in its economy eight which every country is it should really examine it not just from the safety viewpoint but from the economic viewpoint in of course it's very tempting and i'm sure that this was very you know they're all in very. you know heated about the fact that these two reactors are already being built and so you know we should maybe you know complete them but that's like saying you're halfway up mount everest but now the weather is dangerous but you've come all the way and spent it and ashton a flight doing it and you're half way up there so you should continue i'm sure every mountain in the world there are lots of people who are frozen and dead because they said we've gone this far let's just complete it and. you know i don't know the detail of the discussion in south korea but if they're very serious
about safety and economy they should stop it is a wonderful opportunity because the head of the government is saying we should face our nuclear power we don't have that in japan unfortunately. thank you very much for your time. when hurricane slammed into the u.s. state of florida in september the damage was extensive since then much of the state has recovered but in one small farming community the daily struggle continues and gallagher has more. during the storm our house. had several leaks the roof was not strong enough to sustain that when when hurricane ima hit this poor farming community on the edge of the everglades it took maria has his roof since then things have become worse repairs of yet to be made government help has been slow and the hakas family home is full of mold like many here the family couldn't
afford insurance it's hard even they even though they give you extra food stamps or whatever to the migrants or whatever it is it's still hard baghdad i said there's twelve of us here and you know we have to split our food are you know you know we know where our portions residents are almost entirely dependent on agricultural jobs but the storm took close to the loss of income and damage to homes is being felt across the community and the market these communities school built for migrants teachers so even the children are being affected. by not having jobs them having money for them that's. something they don't have money to buy the food so there's a lot of stress for the children's too because if they're not eating well they have a hard time coming to school and they're in a city where more than half the population of thirty five thousand lives below the poverty line they used to fending for themselves. in the weeks following the storm teams of volunteers have handed out food and supplies and demand hasn't slowed we
make phone calls as soon as we get product in and different churches and different organizations show up and everything that comes in here it's not a warehouse it's a distribution center so as soon as it comes in it moves out markedly was a poor farming community before hurricane hit and once its immediate needs have been met that's not going to change there was some government help there but what we've seen overwhelmingly is a community through its churches. and members of society coming together to get this place back on its feet and gallacher al-jazeera. florida. twenty seventeen so the emergence of driverless cars and trucks being tested on roads in the u.s. and the u.k. developers say more than a million lives a year could be saved without humans behind the wheel as accidents would almost be eradicated but that could also mean a loss of millions of jobs and unions representing drivers are calling on
politicians to explain where new jobs would come from or in sleep reports. in this brave new world of dance official intelligence the first direct effect on all our lives will be in transport it's already begun and it will change humanity in many ways it's well enough known by now that driverless cars and lorries are being child's the future we're told may involve our children not having to learn how to drive please press the automation button to raise the car to go to meetings in a satirical was this one even sitting in a simulator you feel a lack of control if you don't grip the wheel or press the brakes dragging on for real involves a leap of faith whose english you know that is true and anything to the steering wheel you are now free to engage in other times the engineers here assure the technology is good enough for driverless travel on motorways if not in congested cities because there's too much going on. you know the extremely busy and complex
environment with lots of potential who destruct is people running across roads. so i think that's probably too complex we've certainly tried contemporary vehicle to make sure both on the motorway and in urban environments. they don't work at all in urban environments and even on motorways they require regular interventions by human drive less. the future it seems may be a combination of systems moving us from port to driverless port modern rail systems near airports are driverless and people use those quite happily the paths of the cars through space would be similar to if there were you know some physical guide to them so i think in some cases so long as the as the speeds are fairly low it's probably a safe proposition true believers in driverless transport say we will be able to sleep or work in our vehicle but if that sounds good it will also mean the loss of
millions of jobs and i wonder trades unions want to know how those jobs will be replaced we're looking to see massive massive investment in electric vehicles driverless vehicles future mobility we need a great leap forward it's easy to understand this concern in the u.k. there was a massive shock when car factories which had traditionally employed thousands of people all shut because of foreign competition this used to be the jackie were factory in the west midlands now it's going to be a warehouse the advent of driverless cars and wide automation could be a far greater shock still the british government reckons that driverless cars could create up to thirty thousand jobs in the u.k. which sounds ok until you hear evidence that says that in this part of england alone automation could cost three hundred thousand jobs it becomes pretty clear that governments like the one in britain do the job strategy for automation and quickly when asked to consider a world in which no humans at the wheel of
a vehicle means accidents will not happen more than a million lives will be saved every year driverless vehicles will be on the roads and soon but will human souse jobs rely on transport except them and can we learn to trust the machines to safeguard the lives of those we love lawrence lee al jazeera london. bolivia as one of the poorest countries in south america tens of thousands of children live and work on the streets of the capital la paz but new programs have been launched to help children escape the poverty cycle reports. everyone in the past once upon a tony or sweet bread it's tradition and they're delicious but really s. and his friends at the mendis articles children baking bread and biscuits gives them more than something sweet to accompany christmas dinner. this helps us when we leave here so that we have a way of earning a living thanks to the pena tony this is the no they started baking in the middle
of november to meet demand part of a project to give them a place in bolivia and society it's one of many projects trying to help thousands of bolivia's working children. who are homeless children it's the goats and youngsters are making themselves heard they're forging their own future they're creating an alternative to the bustle of life in the city steep and narrow streets bolivia has long been one of the poorest countries in the region and it's difficult to know accurately how many children in the past don't attend school of forced to work and often precarious conditions on the streets and in the markets but it's thought to be many thousands. now. i don't want him to suffer like me on the street with the called the rain and the wind sometimes i sell sometimes not i want my children to achieve something in their lives which is why i want them to come here then go to school. carla brings her children to one of the hearing
centers set up by the powers authority is a place to study and to play to receive expert medical and psychological attention a haven from the hardship on the street. we hope that they can continue their studies at the centers formulate a larger plan an escape the informal sector to which they've become accustomed and . jessica age fourteen is up at five to attend school but then has to work at the family kiosk the hearing center gives her hope and ambition she wants to be an architect from when i was not that stage to get good grades i'm a good student second or third in my class sometimes my books are a bit messy and the teachers complain so my mom explains her situation and they understand and help me if i don't finish my homework they say it's all right for the next class and that. life is still tough the jessica and the liers and
thousands like them the bread and they do cation giving them hope for a better future. and their al-jazeera as one of the child stars from the classic film the sound of music has died. i. was have played the second eldest von trapps sister in the one thousand nine hundred five musical she passed away late on sunday aged sixty eight after battling brain cancer first woman to have netted one hundred thousand kilograms of fish at an annual winter festival in northeast china the surface of the frozen long haul lake was broken to spread a three thousand meter net and after a couple of hours this was the result winter fishing is an event on the lake dating back to ancient times. that is time for the sport has tatiana.
thank you very much defending champions qatar getting ready to face their rock on tuesday for their second round match this is their first major football tournament since failing to qualify for next year's world cup and the political difficulties over qatar hosting the golf cart have created concerns over the billeted to be the hosts of the twenty twenty two world cup the one hundred reports from kuwait city which the road to the world cup finals in twenty twenty two is proving a bumpy one after qatar won the right to host football's biggest tournament after failing to qualify for the showpiece twenty eighteen event in russia critics have been questioned in the tiny gulf states football credentials qatar will become the first nation since it to be in one hundred thirty four to host the world cup without ever having taken part in the finals and while the twenty twenty two organizers are spending millions on stadiums and infrastructure they're also investing heavily in grassroots football. they're hoping in five years' time the
country national team will make an impact on the field qatar football association and aspire cademy are working really hard to develop a team. does well and twenty twenty two we see a lot of young kids coming up the ranks that are extremely skilled we see that there is a big change in for the football and that's thanks goes to do it goes to. as well as aspire academy and you know where we were very hopeful that the real dream comes a reality. in the gold cup but is the first major tournament for cattle since the disappointment of failing to qualify for the twenty eighteen world cup they were actually meant to host the competition but it was relocated to kuwait because of the current political crisis in the region saudi arabia the u.a.e. and behaving are part of the blockade of qatar that's been in force for more than six months and which shows no sign of ending. we of course hope that the blockading
nations see reason and allow for their people to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity in the middle east. and of course we're always optimistic and always hopeful that this matter is resolved through dialogue. well this is that one of the tournaments ban zones that's been organized by the twenty twenty two they're hoping that sounds plus many will flock to qatar and what will be the first world cup in the middle east. meanwhile gold cup host kuwait are hoping to ease tensions between qatar and its neighbors and bring unity to the region through what's always been called the beautiful game sun hummus all to syria kuwait city and there's bad news for kuwait supporters the hosts are eliminated after just two games losing to oman also in group a saudi arabia and of u.a.e.
a group known oil manchester city boss pep guardiola says the english premier league leaders mustn't dwell on the busy christmas schedule as they look to pick up more points fifty leave the table by thirteen points and face newcastle on wednesday in a run that's the thing play three games in nine days what we have done and that is with has to do i want to tell them when newcastle easter day when it was when was come was in the moment and the result. in focus in newcastle so that is the best thing so focus would have to do on the pitch defense a little face lift you would really like a group that is the only way to be focusing would you have to do forget about it to get a little bit scared all the table. just to the edges of his work. sixteen teams in action on boxing day second place manchester united will be trying to close the gap on runaway leaders man city who won't be playing on the day fifth
place tottenham a just one point behind liverpool in fourth place spurs faith southampton and can create some space with also we'll have a level on points and also not playing on boxing day i think we need to. look at these next weeks to say three days on to the challenge for us we cannot go on for. two full days in the most important is the game that we are going to play the next. twenty three time tennis grand slam champion serena williams is set to make a return to competition the thirty six year old announced she'll play in the exhibition twenty meant in abu dhabi beginning at december thirtieth the match will be the former world number one first since giving birth to her daughter williams will be preparing for the defense of her australian open crown in january as well a title she wanted last year washee was pregnant. and there's been plenty of festive fun on very to next year's winter olympics.
the limpid flame made a stop at a fund to famed village as it heads to p.r. in china and south korea with the games beginning in february as part of the fun relay runners dressed up in christmas themed outfits of a score to the flame the flame has been traveling around south korea visiting nine provinces ahead of the game and that's all for now more later richelle carey is here a couple of minutes with all the latest news so i'm rob matheson thanks for being with me. the sky why should be no borders up here why only horizons one as an airline we don't believe in boundaries way we believe in bringing people together the world's better that way. it is
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