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and that earthquake still live in this county see i'm going to get up that the government raised our hopes and then abandon us politicians have promised that they won't allow a repeat of what happened after the earthquake in one thousand eight hundred five but the cost complexity of housing hundreds of people living in camps is a major task and one that many people here think the government fail. winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media and state machine it's going to overdrive. but just. influencing. we just don't know yet where the lines will be drawn between what come to set and what conduct. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for access to the media opinion that listening post on al-jazeera.
russia says inspectors will be allowed into duma on wednesday to investigate an alleged chemical weapons attack and denies tampering with the site. there i'm chilling with all this is sounds easier live from london also coming up. adult film star stormy daniels turns up in court for a hearing over documents seized from president trump's lawyer. fears yemen's health crisis is getting worse as more patients become resistant to antibiotics. and online anger promise china's version of twitter is to reverse its ban on all gay content. a warm welcome to the program russia says chemical weapons investigators will enter the syrian city of duma on the way state this after it was accused of denying them
access the kremlin has also rejected u.s. accusations that its tampered with the site of this is that did gas attack on april seventh earlier representatives of the global watchdog that's the old p.c. w. held an emergency meeting in the hague about the lack of access moscow says the team can't enter duma just yet because of saturday's airstrikes by the u.s. u.k. and france and fighting on the ground well despite that the syrian government has a lot of journalists and to do as part of an organized media tour they were given access to a field hospital where medical staff told reporters that no patient suffered from toxic gas symptoms other residents recalled a strong chlorine smell but blamed the attack on rebel fighters to or did not include the building where syrian activists rescue workers and medics more than forty people were killed. well witnesses from duma have told al-jazeera they felt
the effects of a poisonous substance in the attack earlier this month many of their arrived at displacement camps in northern syria some of binge of aid for ports from gaziantep on the turkey syria border this is what home looks like today for food and his family on april the seventh they were in duma when it was alleged syrian forces launched a chemical attack i will mahmoud this close to where it happened this often is there was another missile which landed and then there was a very strange smell the first thing was smoke call it yellow smoke it had a rotten smell it was like a new thing was being tested on us says. although they've been displaced the children are finally able to play in the sun without the fear of bombs or near strikes four than sixty thousand people have been forced to leave their homes in duma but tens of thousands more opted to stay duma is part of eastern kuta which was besieged for nearly five years and bombed into submission over the last two months. the intensity of the last attack me joshua slums tried to surrender
the next day in a statement the rebel group says it decided to withdraw to save lives russia and syria continue to deny that chemical weapons were used and see the pictures of the bodies and people gasping for breath is propaganda produced with the help of western intelligence agencies the u.s. u.k. and france didn't believe russia or syria and carried out air strikes on syrian military facilities in retaliation. some people like primary teacher illegally entered turkey to reach safety he doesn't want to disclose his real name or show his face because his family is in damascus and he's afraid they will be harmed if his identity is revealed. that their cover. when we came to live there was a war like situation there an edge of this as a bombardment we left her to stay alive we don't want to face war again we want to have a normal eighth thank god again to turkey it was very difficult to cross but it wasn't impossible. medical sources told al-jazeera the doors were families areas under the
control of the assad government will be afraid to say anything about the alleged chemical attack there have been allegations and denials about tampering with the evidence in duma some members of the international chemical watchdog say they have not been granted access to decide where the alleged chemical attack took place russia maintains that attribute the u.n. which grants access but a week after the incident with a team which does not have the mandate to see who carried out the attack many don't have much hope in what will they find. it directly syria border u.s. president on one chance longtime personal lawyer michael. cohen is in court in new york trying to prevent prosecutors examining all the documents that the f.b.i. seized from his office last week adult film star tommy stormy daniels who's in time gold in the case against cohen arrived at the court to a media scrum to watch the hearing on daniel said she was paid by cohen to keep
quiet about an affair with trump. christensen joins us live now from new york so kristen at what's the significance then of this court hearing. so right now lawyers for michael cohen and president are trying to convince the judge to let them see the documents that were seized in a raid of michael collins business last week before these documents are handed over to federal investigators they're arguing that because of attorney client privilege they should be able to review these documents and protect other clients of michael cohen and also protect privileged communication between the president and his lawyer now attorneys for the prosecution are saying that would be an unprecedented an unwarranted obstacle for lawyers who are pursuing misconduct on the part of attorneys as they claim to be in this case they say that they're dealing with the business dealings of michael cohen not issues of law not legal work that he conducted specifically it's been said that they were going after evidence of
a one hundred thirty thousand dollars payment that was made by michael cohen to a porn star who claims she had an affair with the president prior to the election what typically happens in a case like this is that within the u.s. attorney's office there is a special team a so-called taint team that will review items that were seized will determine what can be handed over to federal investigators actually working on the case of michael cohen a potential criminal case so that's what's significant here these lawyers are moving forward with what appears to be a criminal investigation of mr cohen and his lawyers and the president's lawyers again trying to block some of these documents from getting out that could be embarrassing not only to the president but to other people that mr cohen has as clients and kristen there's been mention of sean hannity today and of course the adult film star stormy daniels is there how was she involved in today's hearing.
well regarding mr hannity he is one of the steamed people are people of note the fox commentator who apparently is one of the people that michael cohen is worried about having some of that communication get out in the public stormy daniels is the porn star who claims she had an affair a one night stand with donald trump and she is currently suing the president for defamation of character and to get out of a non-disclosure agreement that she signed with michael cohen so that she wouldn't talk about the affair now cohen has admitted that he paid this money he said he did it without the president's knowledge and paid out of his own pocket she is trying to get that agreement thrown out so she has no direct involvement in the proceedings happening in the courthouse here today however she does have a an interest in whether or not any of these documents are released her attorney has said that they want to make sure none of the pertinent documents to their case are thrown out and that is why they are here of course stormy daniels showing up at
the courthouse and if you can see all of the cameras who are waiting outside the massive interest in this case and one stormy daniels shows there's a lot of attention drawn so perhaps a little bit of publicity stunt by the attorney for stormy daniels here having her show up in court today as well christensen there joining me from new york kristen thank you. meanwhile the muslims five back at james coldly accusing him of committing many crimes after the former f.b.i. director accused 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 some evidence that obstructed justice when washington d.c. gave elizondo records. 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 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 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 seem 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 than ever thought i'd utter about a president but it's possible and to accuse the president of wrongdoing of a possible crime yes 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 for trump adding with an exclamation mark. for good measure you know more freedom is the me 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 investigators in the firing prompted a series of events that led to the justice department to appoint robert mueller as special counsel overseeing the russian vesta geisha and that has expanded to look into whether trump obstructed justice by firing komi home he 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 the 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 though. washington aid agencies in yemen have expressed cooling concern about their ability to contain the spread of infection as people become more and more resistant to antibiotics yemen so ready fragile health system has been destroyed by use of war with the side
led bombing campaign resulting in fact dozens of casualties previously manageable diseases have now reached epidemic levels last year one million cases of color zero were reported the worst outbreak in modern history while diptheria usually a treatable infection has killed at least forty eight people across the country well delta are concerned about the always about to buy all six in the region. and coupled with thousands of injuries poor hygiene the lack of access to clean water they fear diseases and then to buy also resistance may spread beyond yemen well in the near 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. what we're seeing here in our hospital in yemen is that around sixty to seventy percent of the patients sampled are either infected or colonized by pretty resistant organisms these are the same organisms one would find in major western hospitals
but what's surprising is the prevalence and the widespread situation we are seeing here in yemen we do believe that the vagaries and it has come out now is because there are agencies are focusing of course on the bridges the response so there are few if you but it terror and actors that are working in this type of issue so you have a system that is the neighbor to offer proper secondary and primary care so this patients they have different types of needs they often have prolonged save so in our hospital instead of staying five days which used to be the average they stay up to six weeks four weeks sometimes even more than that to complete their antibiotic treatment also they require high resource laboratories for these expressions to be detected and trained laboratory stuff which is another bailable in the country and more importantly these antibiotics are quite expensive and the absolute my director of hospitals could not provide them we have reason to believe that this is
a widespread issue throughout the middle east but specially in areas of prolonged call so our hospitals in jordan live but on syria and iraq have similar reports still to come this half hour for my cat she heads to court in madrid charged over his lack of action to stop last year's secession referendum and then hope what's on the coffee chain starbucks faces a backlash after two black men arrested at a philadelphia. thank you. will. in the. hello spring proper is coming to almost all of europe now and despite this frightening looking plume of cloud that's mostly benign and the air and he's quite warm so we're talking about high teens here it may well bring a little bit of rain its course now across austria probably eastern poland up
towards the baltic states attempt to moscow has risen ten degrees in the last is three days with nineteen here to and to the west we're up in the twenty's now may well be windy for a time but that wind is just encouraging more heat to come from north africa through spain in towards france so again twenty one in london twenty three twenty five in france and switzerland proper sprigg i think having had a bit of water in the ground everything will turn green there's an improvement also it out here and now we've had rather strong winds and rains last his retakes that's on his way out the still the rain potential and eastern area and maybe to his evil that should all be gone in central study rising by wednesday this circulation here means heat and dust be brought up into libya as well the temperatures still around the forty mark in the middle of egypt thirty six in cairo but the picture really for all of north african as one of benign weather pattern the blowing dust is a fine bit of sunshine.
our minds of our top stories here on al jazeera says it will let inspectors from the global chemical weapons watchdog visit the site of a suspected gas attack in syria on weapon state so far they've denied them access citing security concerns adult film star stormy daniels has arrived in a new york court to watch a case against the u.s. president's personal lawyer on the forward michael cohen who allegedly paid her to keep quiet about an affair with donald trump is trying to stop prosecutors examining documents the f.b.i. seized from his office last week. but this is the former head of the f.b.i. accuses donald trump of being morally unfit to be u.s. president james called me also says there may be evidence the trump obstructed justice. ukase prime minister has been defending her decision to join the u.s. and france in launching air strikes against syria to resume told parliament it was about stopping the use of chemical weapons becoming normalised the opposition says may should have got parliament's approval for those strikes john howard. for
having faced a barrage of criticism over the weekend to use it may make her case to parliament that bombing syria had been both morally and legally justifiable it was not she said about intervening in the civil war nor about regime change but about humanitarian necessity saving syria's civilians from future chemical weapons attack as a legal basis for military intervention 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 alone many employees including in her own party a furious that part of the. was not consulted first as is the convention in britain since the iraq war in two thousand and three the leader of the opposition led the
charge 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 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 or stop the government from taking land military action i. to resume a sword to justify her sidelining of parliament last week by citing the need to act quickly to prevent further attack and saying that high level intelligence could not have been shared with them peas in advance the rather damning opposition claim instead is that she rushed to support donald trump and fear that if she put it to a vote she'd have lost the prime minister's performance will not satisfy all far from it and certainly not protesters outside we've been on the basis of.
chemical weapons attack weeks without a fight in parliament we don't like the bombing i don't like the bombing and i don't see any reason for bombing and killing there were. you know democracy like we have the vote for we won as he's a maze not you know that are supposed to put the u.k. government insists there are no plans for further attacks in syria that presumably will change if there's another chemical weapon attack jonah al jazeera the london eye a former police chief of the spanish region of catalonia will face trial on charges related to last year's un sanctions referendum on secession appearing in court in madrid joseph shapiro was told he'll be prosecuted over what spain says was a lack of action to prevent the bill last october he and other peace bosses have also accused of failing to rescue civil guard officers who were trapped in a building os alone tens of thousands of posts a session demonstrate this well three pro independence politicians were also the formally charged to madrid from which sonic they sent us this update. the former
leader of the cats police force. appeared before the national court he's facing charges of sedition for his alleged role in the illegal referendum in october also this morning to appear before the supreme court three leaders leaders one the former vice president of the government or he'll join us plus two other civil society leaders they are facing the most serious charge of rebellion and in this case they could get that carries a sense a maximum sentence of thirty years in prison this has been a situation for many procession this but also other trade unionists took part in sunday's demo where they feel that these men have been used as political prisoners but the spanish government maintains what has happened is that they have indeed undertaken an act of rebellion legibly for trying to act against the spanish
constitution and attempting to see from spain they say that this is been an illegal act but interesting in what's also being examined is the misuse of public funds at the time the form of vice president approved the budget for the referendum that is also being looked into is whether how much of that. public funds or whether public institutions were abused in that situation in the illegal referendum armenian place of fired tear gas and stun grenades as thousands of people demonstrated against the former president's plan to stay in power several demonstrators were wounded in the capital here as the anti-government march turned violent sergey sargent's on served as president from two thousand and eight until he was forced to step down earlier this year because of tar moment but he's not campaigning to be approved as prime minister on choose day. russia has begun blocking access to the messaging app telegram after the company refused to comply with an order to give
security service act. system messages russia's if this be intelligence agency said it should be allowed to see the encrypted messages to guard the country against terrorist attacks the telegram said that would violate users' privacy the ruling also means the kremlin itself which uses the app to communicate with journalists when i have to switch to a different messaging service 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 cinna why bowl well to videos impulse related to homosexuality the company said it was trying to comply with cybersecurity laws will brand 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 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 seen president xi jinping doing that. a racially tinge incident at a coffee shop is that to a second day of protests in the u.s. city of philadelphia demonstrators say two black man arrested at a sox cafe were victims of bias while panels explaining oh fuck. corporate apologies have already been made but unsatisfied protesters occupied the starbucks coffee shop in philadelphia on monday denouncing what they call racist treatment of two black men who were arrested at the cafe last week.
on thursday two black men were sitting in the starbucks waiting for a third person to arrive for a business meeting they asked to use the toilet but the manager refused because the men had not purchased anything the manager then asked them to leave and when they declined called the police cell phone video shows police arresting and handcuffing them and the friend they were waiting for arrives and has questions whether they are one hundred pounds to my buddies and the men were later released for lack of evidence they've committed any offense the incident has become a full blown public relations disaster for starbucks which has long presented itself as a friendly community gathering place with twenty seven thousand stores worldwide in this incident does not reflect the spirit of our brand it was an unfortunate incident and will be sure to make it right chief executive kevin johnson apologized
saying he took full responsibility and would review the training the company gives its employees the manager of the outlet has resigned i'm going to do everything i can to ensure it is fixed and never happens again however the city's police commissioner insisted his officers acted properly on the job but that these officers are not going to have to make another. what's the matter with. the whole thing just. for black americans incidents like this are not uncommon in another incident caught on camera in february two black patrons at an applebee's restaurant in missouri who falsely accused of stealing a chain fired three workplace as a result it's coming amid continuing controversy over police shootings of unarmed black men the incident underscores the prevalence of racial profiling in the u.s. rob reynolds i'll just hear all. three commissioners from kenya's election board
have resigned because of what they say is the board's dysfunction and leadership failure one of them is the vice chairman of the board itself or the commission was criticized during presidential elections last year the main opposition candidate boycott of the runoff called coal in october in the port of failing to prevent if we can have a ts the institution has continued to be deceived functional with certainly does this when mccain looking over internal documents to some possible move goods and pursuing. interests all of which against the elites don't move that's govern the conduct of the commission leadership and stuff this race to just ghosts that's don't exists needs to stop. the head of the new south wales fire service says there's evidence a wildfire threatening large parts of sydney was started deliberately two and
a half thousand hectares of bushland around the city have been burnt since saturday they say it is miraculous that nobody has been injured and no homes have been destroyed and usually hot weather has made it hard for firefighters to control the place. two people have been attacked by a shark while surfing off the same stretch of australia's southwestern coast thirty seven year old man suffered injuries to his legs after being bitten by the shark at a beach in greystone he managed to swim to shore and was treated on the beach by friends before emergency crews arrived a second man was attacked on another beach in the area a few hours later but suffered only minor injuries from the attacks prompted the world surf league to the spode a nearby international surfing contest for an hour you can find out much more about the stories we are following on our website the address for that is that b w w don't i which is the euro don't comb.
the top stories on al-jazeera russia says chemical weapons investigators will enter the syrian city of duma away this after it was accused of denying them access the kremlin's also rejected u.s. accusations that it's tampered with the site of the suspected gas attack on april the seven earlier representatives of the global war stalled or p.c. w. held an emergency meeting in the hague by the lack of access moscow says the o.p.c. w. team can't enter do much just yet because of saturday's airstrikes by the u.s. u.k. and france and fighting on the ground some a binge of aid has more. 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 duma 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 jason islam 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 to have chosen to either leave for aleppo or to words at their. u.s. president on trump's a longtime personal lawyer michael cohen is in court in new york trying to prevent prosecutors examining all the documents the f.b.i. seized from his office last week adult film star stormy daniels who's in tangled in the case against cohen arrived at the court to a media scrum to watch the hearing unfold daniel said she was paid by cohen to keep quiet about an affair with trump. the former heads of the f.b.i. has accused trump of being morally unfit to be u.s. president in an exclusive interview with a.b.c. james called me also said there may be evidence that obstructed justice the president's fired back accusing me of committing any crimes aid agencies in yemen
a 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 civil war and the country is battling major i breaks of color diptheria dot to say the overuse of antibiotics coupled with poor hygiene and a lack of access to clean water could help the c.z. spread beyond its borders stay with us up next the street. seven.