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facing realities growing up when did you realize that you were living in a special place the so-called secret city getting to the heart of the matter while activists to live in jail just because she expressed herself hear their story on the tour to al-jazeera at this time. of race to rescue trapped survivors after an earthquake in taiwan these buildings tilting on the brink of collapse. and welcome to al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha with me elizabeth cohen i'm also ahead speculation bells about the future of south africa's president
jacob zuma after an unprecedented delay to his state of the nation address. ninety one people killed in just twenty four hours the syrian and russian jets hit rebel held areas an adlib an east and class. three. that's left often florida for the world's most powerful rocket why it could be a turning point in space exploration. a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit east in taiwan killing at least four people and injuring more than two hundred albums these are live pictures where rescue is in the port city of say many people trapped and badly damaged buildings which look like they could collapse at any moment. has the latest.
working against the clock to search for survivors. rescuers are using cranes to get to those trapped in what's left of while ins marshall hotel when the earthquake struck just before midnight local time the ground floor katie dean leaving the entire building slanting on its site. to go to the. one of them says. there are two people left inside one is my older brother and another is a colleague who is in the rescue was a tried to dig further down to look for my brother that's the situation for now. taiwan's president trying one arriving quali in on wednesday morning to say when they hear that kind others in that they're building steel frames of a prop up the collapsed building this will ensure rescue received when they get in we are racing against time and now is the crucial time. i once fire agency reports that five more buildings including a hospital were also damaged as were several roads leading to the city this
earthquake followed another one over the weekend off the coast of quali and this earthquake today in the sequence for the last few days has been right in one of the hot spots on the northeast coast of taiwan so it's not a surprise oh it's in an area where half the sharks are inevitable you know the question is how many big aftershocks will there be in our usual odds are one in ten or one in twenty chance of a bigger earthquake so they need to be prepared at least for a few days for more action. the city lies along the pacific rim of fire known for regular seismic activity from alaska to southeast asia john the silver how does era . correspondent rob mcbride arrived and holland not long ago and has sent this update. the main focus of this operation is now on a number of buildings behind me weeks have either collapsed or at least toppled
over one of the buildings i don't know if you can see this is likely being held up by network support that it wasn't for those methods before it will be all about all this so i don't the concern is for all the people who are still missing after this earthquake it has now been confirmed that five people have died but spalls of other people are missing around fifty of those all thought to be one of the building behind me and the search is on now to try to find and obviously as time goes by the risks concerned about the conditions that the people are really this is a resort town and a couple of the buildings that were affected here were actual hotels and there have been various stories of a number of the guests being in the upper floors of those hotels actually using their hand phones the small talk to flack like oh my hand phone it's a signal that i was to become and i rescued but the concern that was all these that's fifty or so other people who are thought to be trapped unaccounted for in
these buildings let's move on to other news now to south africa where the ruling a.n.c. party has postponed a missing which had been expected to decide on the potential removal of president jacob zuma from office the nation's been pushed back to the seventeenth of february same as on the increasing pressure to resign over corruption allegations and several scandals the postponement of the meeting came off the zuma state of the nation address was delayed let's get more on all of this knowledge on boxcar spondon on in a minute she's live for us in johannesburg this is of course fahmy that the latest step in a very familiar story so is the a.n.c. in crisis. well they certainly is a lot of focus on what exactly the a.n.c. is going to do next this is a party that's having to deal with a president that's come under a lot of controversy a lot of criticism in the last two years specifically but throughout the second term in office and the a.n.c.
is certainly under pressure to make a decision and two to announce a decisive way forward opposition parties in fact this week pushed for the state of the nation address that president jacob zuma was meant to give on thursday pushed for this to be perspire and parliamentary presiding officers them came out to say yes they would respond on the state of the nation address not necessarily in response to what opposition parties wanted but saying that the climate was not conducive to a successful address and also saying perhaps in an attempt to save face saying that president jacob zuma himself but also asked for the spurs given the political climate so the a.n.c. is in a position where it's trying to take charge it's trying to forge a way forward given that the party itself is split the all factions in the party some support others don't but there's also the issue of the party leadership so
remote post that became president of the a.n.c. in december last year and now that the a.n.c. has a new president while jacob zuma remains president of the country there is now more room for the a.n.c. to make a decision given that previously they had said well we can't just get rid of jacob zuma he's the president of the party but it seems that at this stage given that there are reports that rome of course are spoke with jacob zuma overnight and there's an indication that they have come to some sort of resolution about the president's future the a.n.c. could be taking charge but of course or oppose or could to news to be under pressure and even criticism him self wondering people wondering if the prison. the a.n.c. has the guts to make a decision and push jacob zuma out you're fruitful and constructive is what we've heard that those discussions between rival poser and zuma word but we don't know what's come out of it the state of the nation's been delayed this crucial meeting of the a.n.c. is delayed so how are people feeling there about all this uncertainty.
well this national executive committee meeting that was meant to take place later today was supposed to discuss the future of jacob zuma later on tuesday evening it was then announced that this meeting would not take place following these talks between the agencies president and. so there is continues to be a lot of speculation a lot of rumors around exactly what will happen but just to give you an idea of the sentiment in south africa looking at some of what the major papers are saying that the western is saying a deal is zuma is going the paper quite confident that this is now not an issue of if jacob zuma will go but rather when the staal also going with zoomers endgame and some sort of deal being struck within the a.n.c. but what is also a very interesting is that top officials from the african national congress seem to
be uncertain themselves about what exactly those talks between roma poster and zuma what came out of it we are waiting for an indication from the president of the a.n.c. about exactly or what will happen at the national executive committee which usually is the stop decision making body of the a.n.c. seems to be now on the sidelines of these discussions ultimately the conversation being between jacob zuma and the president of the a.n.c. in terms of what will happen next the state of the nation there's no new date about a no new date of when that will happen but it would appear that the a.n.c. is closer than ever to coming to some sort of decision around jacob zuma and his future and the family to thank you very much for that for now that is farmer the matter with the very latest from johannesburg thank you. now zimbabwe's main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai as quickly in a south african hospital the sixty five year old announced in june that he was being treated for colon cancer he returned to hospital and johannesburg early last
month his supporters have been told to quote brace for the worst. at least ninety one people have been killed in just one day in rebel held areas of serious east and go and live problems of the highest number of casualties and moments of syrian government and russian jets are targeting the areas where the air strikes despite mountain west and and u.n. pressure for a truce the region's being head with and for so-called deescalation songs have weighed by iran russia and turkey shaded here and black the u.n. says the increasing violence is making a mockery of the sons bernard smith report. this is supposed to be a deescalation part of the russian like true story of the territory held by anti-government forces and syria. but if anything the bombing is escalating here in eastern. the un's head of the international commission of
inquiry on syria says the government siege of the area involves the international crimes of indiscriminate bombing and deliberate starvation of the civilian population. there are reports that at least three hospitals have been hit with the help of the russian air force on the rainy and back groups syria's president is pursuing the last major pockets of territory held by his opponents in western syria. the offensive intensified after fighters from one rebel group shot down a russian aircraft on saturday. now the syrian army says it's deployed add offenses and anti aircraft missiles to its front lines in aleppo and it led to cover northern airspace i had there from the us four hundred a russian and they are controlled by the russian intelligence not the syrian regime so this is russia we need to understand there is an direct confrontation between the u.s. and russia it's dangerous because at the same time turkey is trying to force its
presence in the area northwestern syria is where turkey is carrying out an operation to push kurdish forces out of afrin it's using syrian airspace and has got russia's agreement to do so but at the same time the syrian government has threatened to shoot down turkish jets turkey also wants to wipe e.g. out of another northern syrian town damage but there are u.s. forces there too much to be irritation of the turkish president begin your producer now that you can why are you there go ahead and leave who did you bring there the y.p. g e p k k you took them there and you're still telling us not to come too many we would come to malaysia could deliver the land to its true owners. as ever across syria it's civilians who are caught in the middle the un wants fighting across the country to flee suspended for a month to allow the sick and wounded to get out and aid to get in. al-jazeera.
and so we in state media reporting that israel attacked a slot on the outskirts of damascus early on wednesday the missiles were reportedly aimed at a research center and the town of watch has been the target of previous israeli strikes as well usually targets the armed group hezbollah and syria which is fighting alongside president bashar al assad's forces and weather update is next and then those accused of launching a student to death and august on their fate and court and making cities more livable the world urban farm is happening in one of them paul we look at how policymakers they're trying to rejuvenate a neighborhood. still plenty of very heavy rain into borneo and also into indonesia this little area
cloud here just to raja caught up to choose some very very heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding that has been some major problems around jakarta as a result of that as we go on through the next few days because we are into the rainy season so the heavy showers will continue to rumble away and that's the case as we go through thursday so much rather into borneo don't see bad further north and west pushing up towards bangkok for example to say could be up to thirty one celsius and that dry weather continuing well into the weekend thirty one celsius staying dry there for singapore but the wet weather will continue because a good part of internation jakarta could yet see more very heavy rain heavy rain continues to across the fall north of australia so you can see the other thunder has just around the cape york peninsula and still seeing some lively showers further south so where the weather will make its way through the pipe facts is going to be useful as we go on into the weekend it should break the heat that we have in place at the moment adelaide getting up to thirty nine celsius big area of
high pressure here thirty one celsius there in melbourne to south australia and victoria have total fog bands in place similar temperatures as we go through friday . for the nomadic jacka tribe survival is about reaching their destination if we don't hurry will never be able to get the top of the storm we follow the mongolian herdsmen on a treacherous migration. is dangerous the ices of them as they strive to preserve their traditional way of life to the other children are sometimes luser cattle there with the cold war because of the storm risking it all mongolia at this time on al-jazeera.
it's good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit eastern taiwan killing at least five people and injuring more than two hundred others in the port city of audience and several people remain trapped in buildings that are on the brink of collapse at least ninety one people have been killed in just one day in rebel held areas of syria's eastern ghouta and the province government and russian jets have increased their attacks despite mounting western and u.n. pressure for a truce and south africa's ruling a.n.c. party has postponed a meeting which had been expected to decide on the potential removal of president jacob zuma from office as on the increasing pressure to resign over corruption allegations. to pakistan now of course as delivering its verdict in the case of
a student who was lynched after being accused of blasphemy hundreds of students dragged. out of his university dorm in the northern city of mud in april last year he was beaten before being shot dead fifty seven people went on trial police determined during the investigation there was no evidence committed blasphemy let's get more on this now we're joined by correspondent hi there he is live for us and heavy security in the area around melbourne for this verdict that is being watched so closely in the country come up. absolutely but just one change of the trial a staking place. the place has really pulled away from don because mitchell collins father had told the police that he was not satisfied with the trial being headed and markdown so dish particular driver was being headed all fifty seven
accused were presented before the entered candidate court amid tight security because the relatives of those fifty seven accused were also outside and a security force had wanted to avoid a situation however we are now learning that the court has indeed passed a word take it has opposed to war dig by condemning one of the accused to death five of them have been given twenty five years in prison twenty six have been acquitted this is what we are heading so far and as you mentioned the whole country has been watching this particular case because of the tragic circumstances in which mr khan was carried by a mob of political support stood against and even employees of that universe your day and martyred on elizabeth the incident shocked the nation and also spot a debate did it not come out of it that the misuse of the blasphemy laws in pakistan. absolutely as
being the main focus of the paper headed bog standard there is a law which has been misused people have been falsely accused of committing blasphemy and then it is up to the mob to meet our dead just our story and did the heavy criticism there has to be a dated need and that needed being fair that their countries black burmese laws should be made in such a rare that it does not dog it innocent people or at least people are nordic used of theirs fall asleep or indeed big question mark on that blasphemy law elizabeth oh come on thank you very much that is come on hi there live from islamabad what that verdict and hundred thank you. right to germany now a chancellor angela merkel's conservative coalition is reportedly on the brink of a deal with the main political rivals to form a government together they have been holding marathon talks to break months of
political uncertainty after a close election is going to cost bond and paul brennan he is joining us live from berlin what are you hearing paul. i'm hearing that the end might actually be in sight after a marathon twenty four hour negotiating session which you know the talks should have actually wrapped up last sunday so we're now into the third day of overtime here they went through the night and it looks like a deal has actually been done no official confirmation yet but i think there's enough of a trickle of information coming through to say that the light at the end of the tunnel can at last be described as visible the ministries according to bill to magazine appear to have been allocated to the various parties for example the s.p.d. the center left will get the foreign the finance and the labor ministries according to build the c.s.u. which is the variant ally of america his lead a horse a hope for will become interior minister and it looks like angela merkel will keep
a very tight grip on the economy and the defense ministries. conflicting reports as to whether there are still some teams to be crossed and i's to be dotted but we hope after such martin talks and with the holiday weekend approaching these talks have now finally got a coalition in place for germany one last little proviso though is the s.p.d. the sense of the membership have to vote on this and if we do have a coalition here and government paul i mean why has it taken so long the election happened what in september. well that the battling for position i mean they're both one sense the left one center right you might describe them as opposite ends of the spectrum but in many ways they're fighting for the center ground they're both fighting for the same kind of voters they have their own constituencies that they have to struggle with until america has more right wing people that she needs to placate the s.p.d.
have the youth people the source they're called it's the young socialists who are far more left wing than the party leadership and with the votes that the s.p.d. membership has to have to ratify any coalition agreement those young socialist voters those young socialist members could be the key and could yet torpedo any deal that's been done today all right thank you very much for that poor for now that is paul brennan joining us from berlin thank you. now more than four billion people around the world now live in cities and that number set to grow to over six billion by two thousand and fifty so making cities more livable is the main theme of the month of the world and for a man of florence louis reports the host city quantum paul is exploring ways to rejuvenate its neighborhoods the confluence of two.
this is where kuala lumpur began more than one hundred sixty years ago the name means muddy estuary in the middle a language. but yes the city expanded what used to be the administrative and commercial hub soon lost its importance to new shiny of buildings parts of the old downtown area fell into disuse but there are plans to revive this part of the city as moving cities there's a growing demand for spaces in cities and the challenges cities then regenerate existing urban areas as opposed to extending and eventually to. the illusion extracted we think city and urban regeneration body owned by malaysia's sovereign wealth fund believes one way to revitalize the city is by making existing spaces more inclusive that includes turning parking spots into small gardens some temporary othis permanent deal of nothing but there are many
places around here where one can stop to reste so this is great when you're tired you can sit down here for a bright. there's also a plan to introduce the concept of micro housing and communal living this house is a prototype built as part of a showcase for the ninth farm taking place in. actually a lack of housing choice in the city for young people who want to be here by using this sort of. communal living last record housing and hopefully the young people want to come back built on the space measuring five by five need to the footprint of each house is just the size of two parking spots clear the designs and just space is not wasted these shelves and steps. and once you're up in the bedroom. and it becomes part of.
the house lacks a dining room because that's meant to be a shared area over the next few weeks those behind those project will gauge public reaction to this type of housing model but what's clear is the drive to inject new life into the city has begun. florence louis al-jazeera. markets across asia have seen a volatile day of trading as nervous investors tracked movement on wall street japan's nikkei index and hong kong's hang seng both regained more than two percent in early trading after plummeting around five percent on tuesday but the nikkei is now closed and it's up just zero point one percent the hang seng has closed in the red down zero point seven percent well earlier on wall street rallied after plunging on monday down jones industrial average up and chipset down on tuesday adding to monday's four to four and a half percent the stock stabilize and recover the losses gaining two percent by
the close gabriel any zonda has been watching the u.s. markets in new york. we've seen big swings in the market over the last couple days and volatility is really the word being used here on wall street a lot of bankers say that the stock market should go up like an escalator slow and steady but they say it often goes down like an elevator drops straight down in a little bit of what we've started to see now the market lost nearly five hundred points in early trading on tuesday but then gained a lot of that back slow and steadily as the trading day went on seeing that the big sell offs that we saw on monday and last week seem to be slowing a bit although market has stabilized things are still very volatile because it came off of monday when the dow dropped more points than it had in history coming off a week meeting last week when the market dropped or saw its worst week in nearly
two years now the trumpet ministration is watching this volatility very closely the treasury secretary steve minutiae and spoke to a house financial services committee hearing on tuesday he was specifically asked about the dow and the stock market volatility and this is what he had to say well first are just coming they have been quite volatile today as i normally wouldn't be looking at my phone but. given the market moves on checking it it's now up one hundred eighty seven points so we're back up today i'm not overly concerned about the market volatility i think the fundamentals are quite strong i have checked in with market participants this morning before i came to make sure that there was orderly market activity clearance functioning no systemic issues and i'm happy to report that i got the green lights it is important to point out that the stock market doesn't really represent the real economy and the real economy in the united states on main street if you will is doing pretty well according to the latest jobs
numbers the u.s. added about two hundred thousand jobs in january alone and wages rose nearly three percent again all of that very good for main street usa there's a lot of consumer confidence right now but wall street looks at that and sees potential inflation worries and that partially is what's leading to this market volatility beyond that though you have political uncertainty in washington with this ongoing russian investigation continuing donald trump's continuing fight with the f.b.i. signaling it apart haps with wall street looking at washington is perhaps seeing some institutional crisis on the horizon at all of this up and that's a big reason you're seeing this volatility finally this by the time billionaire entrepreneur in on mosques ambitious plans to colonize mars have taken another step forward with company space x. has successfully launched its most powerful rocket the twenty three story falcon
heavy toss it off from the kennedy space center in florida with a tesla sports car on board probably analysts reports three. with its twenty seven rocket engines roaring the space x. falcon heavy sword into the florida sky it's the most powerful rocket on earth with a thrust equal to eighteen seven forty seven. on jumbo jets working simultaneously at full power the successful launch gives a powerful boost to billionaire entrepreneur ilan musk's company which once lucrative contracts with nasa the u.s. military and satellite companies on board the unmanned ship musk's own cherry red tesla roadster from his electric car company with the space suit a dummy in the seat and a stereo playing the late david bowie's space oddity on repeat the rockets side boosters separated from the main body and flew back to earth touching down in
a perfectly choreographed double landing the boosters will eventually be reused on another mission another booster was designed to land of board a ship at sea musk says falcon to have these payload will go into an elliptical orbit of the sun that extends as far out as the orbit of mars and will continue circling for hundreds of millions of years robert oulds al-jazeera. i don't again i'm in is a problem and the headlines on al-jazeera a magnitude six point four earthquake has hit eastern taiwan killing at least five people and injuring more than two hundred others far far as of the port city of holly and say several people remain trapped in buildings that are on the brink of collapse. south africa's ruling a.n.c.
party has postponed a chad being expected to decide on the potential removal of president jacob zuma from office the mission's been pushed back to the seventeenth of february zuma is under increasing pressure to resign over corruption allegations and several scandals the postponement of the meeting came after zuma state of the nation address was also delayed. we decided to approach the president. with joy. or down to. establishing much more. german chancellor angela merkel's conservative coalition has reportedly on the brink of a deal with their main political rivals to form a government together they've been holding marathon talks breaking months of political uncertainty after a knife edge the next. at least ninety one people have been killed in just one day in rebel held areas of syria's eastern province government and russian jets have
increased their attacks despite mounting western and u.n. pressure for a truce and syrian state media reporting that israel attacked a site on the outskirts of damascus early on wednesday the missiles were reportedly aimed at research center in the town of chance being the target of previous israeli strikes israel usually targets the group hezbollah and syria which is fighting alongside president bashar al assad's forces of course and pakistan is delivering its verdict in the case of a student who was learned just after being accused of blasphemy hundreds of students dragged out of his university dorm in the northern city of mud down in april last year he was beaten before being shot dead fifty seven people have gone on trial police determined during the investigation that there was no evidence had committed blaspheming. as the headlines on al-jazeera do stay with us risking it all is coming up next and a reminder you can always keep up to date with all the news on our website that
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