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russia stopping inspectors reaching the scientific chemical weapons attack in syria . this is al jazeera live from london also coming up on the program. in a damning t.v. interview fired f.b.i. director james comey accuses president trump of lying constantly. fears of. getting more patients become resistant to antibiotics online anger problems china's version of twitter to reverse its ban on all gay content and the jordan years its motorists towards electric cars as it seeks to drive down fossil fuels.
hello thank you for joining us the kremlin has rejected u.s. accusations that russia tampered with the site of a suspected chemical attack in syria representatives of the global chemical weapons watchdog have been holding an emergency meeting in the hague that inspectors are on the ground to investigate the attack seventh's but they haven't been allowed access mosco says the o.p.c. w. aren't able to get in because of saturday's airstrikes carried out by the u.s. u.k. and france and the fighting on the ground or a challenge has more now from moscow. you know b.c.w.s. fact finding mission to do mayor has been highly contentious from the start and as the days tick by it only gets more and more acrimonious there have been accusations from the united kingdom's delegations the o.p.c. w. and the united states delegation that the russians are stopping the o.p.c.
w. from actually going to the site in duma and also the americans are saying that perhaps the russians have already tampered with the area now this is getting pushback of course from moscow the russian foreign ministry and the kremlin both saying that it is groundless say that the russians are stopping this mission the o.p.c. w.'s russian delegation says that actually this is just an effort from the united states to undermine the integrity of the mission before it's even started and of the russian foreign minister says i can guarantee that russia has not tampered with the site his deputy the reactor cough says that it's actually up to the united nations to give the final go ahead for this team to visit duma it's worth also saying i think that you know this is an area doomer that we've been told by the
russians for days now is completely under their control and syrian government control that all the terrorists as they put it so being cleared out but we heard on russian news wires earlier on today the fighting has erupted in the area now given that the russians have said it's up to them to guarantee the safety of o.p.c. w. inspectors that could well as some point be used as a reason to delay that visit even further. the u.k. prime minister has been defending her decision to join the u.s. and france in launching air strikes against syria she told parliament that she authorized the action to stop the use of chemical weapons becoming normalised let's go live to jonah hill in westminster central london she had been criticized of course for not checking with parliament perhaps remembering the other times that parliament had been consulted and not agreed to action in syria so are you saying that what she said appeased her detractors.
well perhaps some in her own party would have been pleased to hear her justifications the opposition though the opposition parties collectively undoubtedly will not because they're not going to get the vote that they specifically want in retrospect on these strikes to be able to say yea or nay to them there was a retrospective vote in two thousand and eleven after david cameron ordered strikes in libya so they'd like that they're not going to get it they won't be happy you'll recall that last week she refused to bring parliament back from its easter recess for this vote that infuriated many m.p.'s of course today she justified her decision by in part the need to act as quickly as possible in part also saying that it was morally and legally justifiable on the basis of advice from the attorney general because it was a clear situation of humanitarian distress there was no alternative to military action and that action was limited and proportional those were the tests set out she says all of those tests were met but above all
a question of national interest and that she said there was broad international support for the action that britain took take a listen. let me be absolutely clear we have acted because it is in our national interest yeah it is in our national interest to prevent the further use of chemical weapons in syria and to uphold and defend the global consensus that these weapons should not be used for we cannot allow the use of chemical weapons to become normalized either within syria on the streets of the u.k. or elsewhere so we have not done this because president trump asked us to do so we have done it because we believed it was the right thing to do and we are not and i . jeremy corbyn the leader of the opposition led the charge in response questioning the legal justification for military action saying it wasn't
in line with the u.n. charter. he called for new powers so the parliament would have its say in future and he took a little dig at to reason may for following in the footsteps of donald trump's rush to war. mr speaker this statement serves as a reminder that the prime minister is accountable to this parliament not to the whims of the us president i we really i we clearly need we clearly need a war powers act in this country to transform a now broken convention into a legal obligation her previous answer came to this house to seek or storage for military action in libya and in syria in two thousand and fifteen and the house had a vote over iraq in two thousand and three there is no more serious issue than the life and death matters of military action it is right that parliament has the power to support all stop the government from taking planned military action.
now debate will likely continue in parliament deceived and possibly into tuesday as well the u.k. government insists there are no further plans for attacks in syria but one has to wonder with this weekend's precedent having been set whether those plans will quickly have to be activated and with parliament's say on the matter in the event of another chemical weapons attack joho with the latest from westminster jonah thanking. donald trump has fired back at james komi accusing him of committing many crimes after the former f.b.i. director accused trump of being morally unfit to be u.s. president in an interview with an american network to promote his new memoir called me also said there may be quote some evidence that trump obstructed justice from washington d.c. gabriel is on the reports. in a remarkable rebuke former f.b.i.
director james comey is saying u.s. president donald trump is not fit to be commander in chief he is donald trump unfit to be president. yes but not in the way i often hear people talk about it i don't buy the stuff about him being mentally incompetent to early stages of dementia strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and those what's going on i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president of the exclusive interview with a.b.c. news george stephanopoulos was part of the rollout of coleman's new book titled a higher loyalty truth lies and leadership in the interview komi says trump lies as obstructed justice and like it's him to an insecure mob boss and he also says russia might have compromising information on the president do you think the russians have something on donald trump i think it's possible i don't know maybe
these are more words i never thought i'd wonder about a president but it's possible and he accused the president of wrongdoing of a possible crime yet of brussel obstruction of justice hours before the komi interview aired the president unloaded on twitter calling komi a slimeball slippery and not smart in one tweet trump insists komi committed numerous crime some self and needs to go to jail tweeting in part how come he gave up classified information jail why did he lie to congress jail in another message trump tweets komi will go down as the worst f.b.i. director in history by far trump adding with an exclamation mark for good measure you know more for him is the me yet komi was fired by trump in may saying it was for his handling of the hillary clinton e-mail investigation but trump later said in an interview it was because of the russian vest a geisha and the firing prompted a series of events that led to the justice department to appoint robert mueller as
special counsel oversee. in the russian vest a geisha that has expanded to look into whether trump obstructed justice by firing komi komi says trump privately asked him for a loyalty pledge trump denies this this isn't the first book to rattle the white house in january fire in fury sold more than a million copies in four days written by journalist michael wolff the book revealed salacious details that painted a picture of a white house in chaos khomeini's book however poses even more of a threat to the white house given it was written by the former director of the highest law enforcement agency in america and based partly off notes that he took after private meetings with the president the book is scheduled to be released on tuesday and certain to set off a firestorm in washington and beyond and particularly with an administration that seems to go from one crisis to another gabriels on dough al-jazeera washington
aid agencies in yemen have expressed growing concern about their ability to contain the spread of infection as people become more resistant to antibiotics yemen's already yemen's already fragile health system has been all but destroyed by years of war with assad led bombing campaign resulting in sounds of casualties previously manageable diseases have now reached epidemic levels last year one million cases of color would reported that's the worst outbreak in modern history meanwhile the period that's usually a treatable infection has killed at least forty eight people across the country doctors are concerned about the overuse of antibiotics in the region when coupled with thousands of injuries for hygiene and the lack of access to clean water they fear diseases and antibiotic resistance may spread beyond that yet it well and unary is the medical coordinator for doctors without borders in yemen she says it's
an issue that's emerging in war torn countries across the middle east. but received here in our hospital in yemen is that around sixty to seventy percent of the patients samples are either infected or colonized by with the resistant organisms these are the same organisms one would find in major western hospitals but what's surprising is the prevalence and widespread situation we are seeing here in yemen we do believe that the big reason it has come out now is because. the agencies are focusing of course on an emergency response so there are few humanitarian actors that are working in this type of issue so you have a system that is unable to offer proper secondary and primary care so this patients they have different types of needs they often have for a long safe way in our hospital instead of saying five days which used to be the average they say up to six weeks four weeks sometimes even more isn't that to
complete their antibiotic treatment also they require high risk for love or us or is for the sick sections to be protected and trained laboratory stuff which is another labelling the country and more importantly these antibiotics are quite expensive and the absolute majority of hospitals cannot provide them we have reason to believe that this is a widespread issue throughout the middle east but specially in areas of prolonged conflict so our hospitals in jordan lebanon syria and iraq have people report. we still to come in this half hour in home to the border of the coffee chain starbucks apologizes after two black men arrested at a philadelphia cafe. and how israel's blockade of gaza and political infighting are depriving many gallons of fresh clean water.
we have still got to a few spring down posy into the middle east of the mountain with a class to learn place around iraq iran west so whether over towards afghanistan pushing up or to turkmenistan and uzbekistan some shabby rain here snow over the hard ground couple out around seventeen celsius into the low teens there for toronto always a chance of one or two showers in place here and maybe down to southern parts of iran you might just catch a shower or two here as well further west this fog dry love the sunshine there for by richard around twenty five celsius a good touch warm as we go on into wednesday the show is into that's central areas of iran maybe just easing away petering out as we go on into wednesday if that a few were wintry flowers shall we say over towards the eastern side of the region come further south than this was the fog and dry still a chance of want to see spots of rome where you see the cloud on that shot so just
around central parts of the gulf maybe the all spots of rain to once again into cottage down towards the fos out of the region the show's in the process of paging at doha picking up thirty two degrees and she had towards the middle part of the week so it's also want to show it into central parts of south africa the west the weather remains over towards the north of mozambique and also into tanzania.
welcome back as a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog still haven't been given access to the site of a suspected gas attack in duma in syria russia has denied u.s. accusations that its tampered with the site. the former head of the f.b.i. has accused donald trump of being morally fit to be u.s. president james komi also says there may be evidence that trump obstructed justice and the aid agencies in yemen a warning they may not be able to contain the spread of diseases as more people become resistant to antibiotics. the c.e.o.
of starbucks has apologized after two black men were arrested as they waited for a friend at a coffee shop in philadelphia protesters are demanding answers and the city's mayor says he's heartbroken at the incident but the police commissioner is the fed his officers and hawk star has more. these the mobile phone pictures that have starbucks on the defensive two men were scooted out of the cafe accused of trespassing going to meet a friend and asked to use the restroom when they refused to leave work or called the police the friend turned up as they were being removed. after that video went viral starbucks went into damage control we're always working to create the very best environment in our stores in in our communities tireless efforts to bridge the opportunity divide for young men and women of color and i have never been more proud of this company and what they do in this incident does
not reflect the spirit of our brand it was an unfortunate incident and will be sure . make it right. starbucks c.e.o. kevin johnson also apologized on twitter this was little comfort for protesters who rallied outside and inside the chain's coffee shop in philadelphia on sunday. the police commissioner defended the officers involved when the call was initially made in starbucks employees they told the males that they were always nice to. hear so at least get their new component but the same type of attitude and repeatedly it's all they're not we in fact there's so much less rhetoric about you don't know what you're doing your dollar your lawyer or something that it isn't for me to say in short these officers did absolutely nothing wrong with the commission's statement may have done more harm than good. the police commissioner said that the
officers didn't do anything. i believe a lot of times when they're someone who's races and shows attitude of bigotry they tend to use the system to then so opposition to a person that did nothing wrong i'm not sure this is just an isolated it's issue but i think that whenever you have. a racial profiling situation it should be a sense not just by managers because that manager clearly needs to be fired but the police themselves the district attorney said the two men were released after their arrest to two lack of evidence and starbucks decision not to go further with the case regardless though the arrests have sparked fresh debate about the treatment of black americans. algis their. the former police chief of the spanish region of catalonia will face trial on charges related to last year's unsanctioned referendum on secession appearing in court in madrid just pedro was told that he will be
prosecuted over what spain says was his lack of action to prevent the vote last october he and other police forces are also accused of failing to rescue civil guard officers who are trapped in a building in barcelona by tens of thousands of pro secession demonstrators. armenian police have fired the tear gas and stun grenades and. thousands of people them streets against the former president's plan to stay in power several demonstrators were wounded in the capital yet iran is the anti-government march turned violent said it is as you see and serve as president from two thousand and eight until he was forced to step down earlier this year because of term limits but he's now campaigning to be approved as prime minister on tuesday. china's largest and most popular social media network has been forced to reverse its decision to ban gay content there was a huge backlash when the micro blogging platform sign away bow block videos and
posts related to homosexuality the company said it was trying to comply with cybersecurity laws brown has more now from beijing. well reversals like this are very rare in china now things all came to a head on friday when sino weibo which is china's equivalent of twitter announced it was going to delete all gay themed content now this provoked a predictable outcry there were letters angry posts hashtags one hash tag in fact called i am gay received more than three hundred million views three hundred million before it was deleted on saturday so clearly online there was a lot of anger but as quickly as those posts appeared they were deleted now the company defended its actions by saying it wanted to create quote a clear and harmonious environment online and was simply complying with president xi jinping has new cyber security laws the internet has become
a real battleground for the l.g. bt community and president xi jinping appears to have that community in his crosshairs he wants to clean up the internet he doesn't like what he's seen and so i think this this battle is by no means over it's going to continue and continue for weeks months and years to come now the l g b t community here in china says they are still persecuted and discriminated against even though it's no longer illegal to be gay in this country to be a practicing homosexual now china has one gay parade game archie year that happens in shanghai the next one is in june and now in other parts of the world world leaders take part in those parades it happened with justin trudeau in canada but i think it's fair to assume that for now you're not going to be see president xi jinping doing that. claim that drinking water is a luxury in gaza underground reservoirs are poisoned then waste treatment plants
can't work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages that means sewage is pumped straight into the mediterranean sea israel's a ten year blockade on gaza has been blamed for the crisis and palestinian political infighting is making the situation worse in the latest in our water series charles stratford reports from gaza. no had a little delivers filtered water to thousands of families of gaza with around fifty percent unemployment here he is lucky to have a job. the water from gaza's taps is on safe to drink because it contains dangerous levels of chlorine sulphate. but now he says israel's ten year long land sea and air blockade has made people so poor many can't even afford to pay for his company's better quality water although i know how for sure i know what our business is down up to sixty percent people can't find jobs and many of them tell
us they can't afford war they say one day when they get money they will pay me back . the lack of money has forced gaza's municipality to call for the services it offers many people use water supplies at mosques where the filtering is more efficient. mohammad alawi and his family live in the shots a refugee camp he says also only comes on for two hours every three days get it but i did have to delay washing dishes clothes and even ourselves until water comes desire life. ground water sources in gaza a heavily polluted limited electricity and fuel supplies mean sewage treatment plants barely work. untreated sewage is pumps directly into the sea. and the un says natural underground resources are at breaking point more than two million people live in gaza the israeli government says some vital parts needed to
build new desalination plants like this one may pose a threat to israel's security so they are banned international aid organizations say around ninety percent of all this water is not safe to drink but this is one of three desalination plants in gaza but because of the lack of electricity that's available it's only able to operate for around six hours a day. tens of millions of dollars worth of water infrastructure was destroyed during israel's war on gaza four years ago waste water seeped into the ground and experts say it's too early to estimate the harm that's been done in the palestinian political crisis is making the situation even worse from asa's ruled gaza since two thousand and seven and in recent months the fatah dominated palestinian authority has restricted electricity in gaza to force hamas into a reconciliation deal the world also need to hope nobody seems to fix the leak
politike political situation from israeli palestinian it doesn't help to fix such important challenge which all stick to its hold cation would talk are suffering from. meanwhile many gazans have little choice but to rely on the kindness of water sellers like. who hopes one day they can pay him for the war he brings started out zero gaza. jordan is driving into a greener future with more people switching to electric cars a german company is investing in charging stations across the country for the cars and as a country that doesn't actually produce oil jordanians are embracing the move away from fuel burning cars that the good name reports now from amman. the engine hardly makes a sound and that can mean hashim hussain often forgets to turn off the ignition
he admits he's parked and walked off with the car still running but that quiet and not having to fill up are two of the reasons the college student loves driving his electric car the benefits is just as money like as it. was and fixing the. bigs. and this good. i mean there are now about ten dealers including renault selling electric cars in jordan last month a german company announced plans to build ten thousand charging stations across the country and there's an all electric public transportation service called tell see law the government offers incentives to consumers no customs fees or taxes the main reason for anyone to buy a car you are not buying. the car immediately lissac spence of the
doesn't mean or diesel vehicle. there's a good economic reason to for the government to steer away from gas burning vehicles jordan imports more than ninety percent of the oil it needs in order to reduce the economic burden the country is not only encouraging jordanians to drive electric cars but it's investing in wind solar and solid waste energy right now there are two billion dollars worth of renewable energy projects under way this month the government unveiled the second phase of a national energy efficiency action plan in place for more than a decade to get all these up in just twenty two people that we've worked in order to reduce our consumption patterns on one hand and to increase the potential of contiguous. the potential. of. horses the goal is to continue to drive down energy use by twenty percent and increase renewable
energies imprint to ten percent by twenty twenty experts say jordan has already become such a leader in the middle east its neighbors have expressed interest in replicating these initiatives natasha guinea al-jazeera. before we go an heiress to south korea's largest airline has apologized for pushing an employee during a business meeting police are now investigating vice presidential humane who's also accused of throwing water at a manager of korean air is advertising agency last month cho has been suspended while the investigation proceeds it denies throwing water but she does accept her actions were careless now her sister was actually jailed in two thousand and fourteen for ordering a korean air flight to return to the gate because she was upset that she was served macadamia nuts in a bag and not
a bowl. and now the top stories on al-jazeera the kremlin has rejected u.s. accusations that russia tampered with the side of a suspect the gas attack in syria representatives of the global chemical weapons watchdog of called an emergency meeting in the hague their inspectors are on the ground to investigate the attack in do mount april seventh but they haven't been allowed access yet moscow says the o.p.c. w. are unable to get in because of saturday's airstrikes carried out by the u.s. u.k. and france well some of the fight has more now on the situation into. earlier in the day we heard from russian news wires that there was some sort of fighting happening in duma which was quite strange because if you remember forty eight hours ago was declared that it was all under syrian government controlled so where is that fighting coming from we reached out to the slum the group which was supposed
to be in duma they said they referred us to their statement saying that they have left duma there are no fighters left in duma all the people that are in duma have opted to stay and there are no fighters amongst them because these fighters have opted to truth have chosen to are the lead for aleppo or the words. meanwhile britain's prime minister has defended the u.k.'s participation in saturday's their strikes against syria to resume a denied that she was agreeing to the man's of u.s. president donald trump and said that she was acting in the u.k.'s national interest opposition m.p.'s say the government should not have acted without parliament's approval. the former head of the f.b.i. has accused donald trump of being morally on fate to be u.s. president in an exclusive interview with a.b.c. james comey also said there may be evidence that trump obstructed justice the president has fired back accusing komi of committing many crimes. aid agencies in
yemen are warning they may not be able to contain the spread of diseases as more people become resistant to lifesaving antibiotics yemen's health system has been devastated by years of war and the country is battling major outbreaks of cholera and the syria doctors say the over use of antibiotics coupled with poor hygiene and a lack of access to clean water could help diseases spread beyond that yemen's borders those are the headlines inside stories next i'll have the news hour for you in half an hour. it happens all too often in india the gang rape and murder of a young girl.