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the u.s. has announced the first release of a prisoner from the kuantan of a detention center under the trump administration the military says he will be transferred to saudi arabia to serve out the rest of his sentence. as more this is the first prisoner to leave guantanamo bay since donald trump took office at its height the facility held seven hundred eighty detainees now forty remain ahmed muhammad ahmed has been in u.s. custody since two thousand and two he says he was tortured at the tories u.s. facility in bob graham afghanistan before arriving at guantanamo he admitted to aiding a suicide attack on a french oil tanker near yemen in two thousand and two but under the terms of a plea deal he reached he was supposed to have been released into saudi custody by february the twentieth of this year that did not happen which raises questions as to whether donald trump would refuse to reduce guantanamo as population having vowed repeatedly to repopulate the detention camp. to ensure that
in the fight against isis and al qaeda we continue to have all necessary power to detain terrorists wherever we chase them down where ever we find. and in many cases them it will now be. the pentagon also announced on wednesday certain guidelines to the white house for future president transfers to guantanamo however the defense secretary james mattis and others said not to be keen to use what even george w. bush had eventually to concede was a propaganda tool against the u.s. others say the reason to close the facility down is it simply to keep prisoners in indefinite detention without a fair trial. he has nine more years to serve his thirteen year sentence in saudi arabia in a statement relayed through his lawyer he said quote my words will not do justice
to would have lived through in those years in the memory leave behind in prison no one should remain in guantanamo without a trial there is no justice in balance. so the detention center was opened by former president george w. bush following the september eleventh attacks in two thousand and one a total of seven hundred eighty detainees have been held there since then according to human rights first during the bush administration five hundred were transferred or released one hundred ninety seven others were afraid during president barack obama's time in office but he was unable to fulfill his pledge to close it many prisoners still in guantanamo are still waiting for trial including clay check muhammad the alleged organizer of the nine eleven attacks joining us from washington d.c. is a lawyer who has represented more than two dozen on top of the detainees and currently represents for others the strains thank you so much for your time what do you know about how this release came to be but that was a plea deal back in two thousand and fourteen al darby your announcer said was
charged with crimes relating to the sinking of a french tanker the limburg in yemen waters back in two thousand and two he entered into a plea bargain with the military prosecutors agreed to testify against other detainees and as a result of this plea bargain he's now been transferred back to saudi arabia how. are these trials playing out or are they not happening at all or are they happening at a very slow pace and who is to answer for that. well the trial of the nine eleven people still hasn't begun to move past pretrial proceedings they are fighting about what kind of torture evidence can be admitted another trial going on. for the mastermind allegedly of the cole bombing the judge has quit the these these military commission proceedings are just bogged down in
a hopeless confusion because everything is being tried for the first time rather than trying these men in a regular civilian prison in the united states it's really the bush administration that's responsible for this although the obama administration also backed up the military commissions if it's someone waits seven eight nine years for a trial by the time the trial actually happens. isn't it inherently an unfair trial at that point or is it well sometimes trials take that long in the us before they begin but in this case what's resulted from the newness of the system and the. thought through character of the system is that the nine eleven people for example have been in our custody percent sixteen years and they're still wrangling at the pretrial stage so now under the trump
administration because this really says she clearly pointed out this is something that actually started under the obama administration so out of the trump administration he's been very clear about how he feels about want on a mo he has no intentions of trying to close it so how do you expect things to supersede there going forward under this administration. i don't think the situation now is much different than it was under obama in the sense that congress has prohibited the president from bringing detainees into the us which is largely what stymies president obama upon closing guantanamo. what has changed is that president crump has dismantled the office of the envoy for closing guantanamo and the state department which had been responsible for negotiating transfers and releases with other countries so to that extent president obama has really taken away the main means that we had of releasing detainees from guantanamo ok
mr ames thank you we'll call on you at times like this for this particular topic thank you for your time. thank you presidents legal team is facing another shake up the main lawyer representing donald trump in the russian curry is retiring departure comes as speculation about whether donald trump will talk to investigators kempley how could reports. the investigators looking into allegations u.s. president donald trump campaign colluded with russia want to question him but the president's legal team who would accompany him is changing again. has been one of trump's lawyers since last july the white house says he's decided to retire to take effect at the end of the month kopp is the second member of trump's legal team to leave him in the past two months john dowd quit march after he told reporters he thought the investigation should end it will be very difficult with mr cobb going to attract somebody who is going to ask themselves why do i want to go to
a ship that sinking. the cop departure comes at a critical time during the probe by special counsel robert muller his team is looking into whether the russian government worked with the trump campaign during the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election paul manna for trump's former campaign chair has already been indicted and is awaiting trial former white house national security advisor michael flynn pled guilty to lying to the f.b.i. and it's believed he is now working with investigators. but there are now questions about whether trump will speak with the f.b.i. cobb reportedly encouraged to cooperate cops replacement emmet flood is known for being more adversarial the white house says flood is joining the team to represent the president against what it called the russia witch hunt in science and there are new threats by republicans in congress to remove the man overseeing the case deputy attorney general rod rosenstein and other people who have been. making threats
privately and publicly against me for quite some time and i think they should understand what i know that a permit justice is not going to be extorted on wednesday trump seemed to respond to that directly tweeting he may need to use the powers granted to the presidency and get involved. ironically the lawyer stepping into ty cobb's place built his reputation defending someone donald trump despises and the flood represented u.s. president bill clinton during his impeachment proceedings can really help at al-jazeera at the white house or many as opposition leader has called off nationwide protests after the ruling party agree to support him becoming an around prime minister. told a supporters at a rally in the capital year of on that the issue had practically been solved parliament will that again next week on a new prime minister in forest a walk of reports. when armenians heard the news that the government had backed
down with back their people's candidate his build it revolution took a step closer to reality yes has courage to learn how can i say there was no need to believe in any politician or political power believe in yourselves and only then will you always win was i told her she had combed for another massive show of support a message to the ruling republican party that they were out of touch with the media and reality. the opposition movement had forced the resignation of the country's long term leader said. last week but his republican party refused to step aside its rejection of passion yan's candidacy for the prime minister on tuesday only seemed to make the movement stronger. a general strike on wednesday paralyzed
the country students surround the ministries and cheered with the governance culture minister resigned was. with police absent the roads railways and even the airport. nicole passion claims that the only power the republicans now had with this seats in parliament. they will try to top end per. hour me. away or soldiers will join us the governing parties intention to now back in a second round of voting will also fulfill his movements objective to overthrow power but respect the institutions that has inspired armenians of every persuasion may not change kitchen hon this is not only a fight for nicole to become a prime minister but also to fight for people's victory as
a businessman usually stay out of the politics and we do our work when you win freely you know there is a change you really are. you really feel that it's going to unlock a huge potential without your other to go passion he called velvet revolution and he called it the revolution of solidarity it's always been peaceful it's always been people driven. they have reason to celebrate because the people's candidate said today that people's problems robyn first it will come out as you know here in . l.a. my head of the news hour including people are not going to caravan or otherwise stampede our border. warning to asylum seekers camping out of the us mexico border in the hopes of making united states their new home. theirs for the safety of her head to refugees a cyclon season approaches in bangladesh and the brazilian player saying red as he lashes out at everyone on
a game in japan. claim responsibility for an attack on the headquarters of libya's what toral commission at least fourteen people were killed when several gunmen including a suicide bomber storm the offices in the capital tripoli the commission has been read just. voters ahead of elections expected later the share star reports. attack is targeted the electoral commission headquarters on wednesday morning with the twin suicide bombing of the storm the building and set it on fire i saw has claimed responsibility for the attack but the assault comes days after the u.n. pressured libya's leaders to hold elections by the end of the year. the international quartet the e.u. arab league african union and the u.n. met on monday to promise assistance in organizing the voting. despite the court optimistic talk of improving security libya remains divided the u.n.
backed an internationally recognized national called government in tripoli was formed three years ago. as the prime minister but he struggled to establish the authority of his government beyond the capital pitted against the government of the national accord in the west is the total of ministration in the east under the control of the self declared libyan national army its commander the renegade general highly for have to controls the oil rich east and its vital export terminals he recently shrugged off talk of elections and libyans to follow his army instead of the german i want you to trust the army it will lead you to what you aim for i know you want a real life not a semblance of a life that results from elections. have to has expressed disdain for the government of national court and tripoli government leaders in the capital say that before elections are held libyans should agree on a new electoral law and a constitution. that would know what they want to turn their back on past
agreements and take us all the way to new elections. have to me which is supported by usa in egypt is more powerful than troops based in tripoli and the general who recently returned home up to medical treatment is widely seen by his supporters as the only libyan leader qualified to end years of infighting. there. a high level u.s. delegation is traveling to beijing for trade talks with their chinese counterparts it comes as tunnel trump is threatening to impose tariffs on billions of dollars worth of chinese exports to the u.s. including steel and aluminum the treasury secretary steamin action and secretary of commerce wilbur ross are among those attending the talks in a bid to stave off this trade war let's cross to our china correspondent adrian brown who is in beijing so adrian this is a just a couple david a very very short visit with very big complex issues what can realistically be
achieved in that time. we'll in fact the visits going to be less than forty eight hours because they haven't actually arrived yet they're due to arrive sometime this morning beijing time then the delegations going to meet the u.s. ambassador here and then they'll have talks the staff to do the diode tie guesthouse which is traditionally where v.i.p.'s have their meetings with chinese officials but there really substantial talks i gather will not be until friday so in fact they'll have less than twenty four hours to hammer out these very complex issues in the days leading up to this meeting both sides of being both talking up and talking down the prospects of success wilbur ross the u.s. commerce secretary in comments he made before leaving washington said that the trade deficit that the united states has with china is down to evil chinese trade practices so that was a very pointed comment editorials in the chinese state media have basically been saying the china is not going to bow to the u.s.
trade stick and that china expects there to be sincerity in these talks and they're really key areas i think richelle with china simply will not back down so i think you'll probably see possibly small agreements in some areas but perhaps not overall agreement on the more substantive issues. can you drill down on that a little bit where do you expect china to draw the line. well what trump wants first of all is for china to reduce the deficit by one hundred billion dollars that's a big ask but more importantly to the united states it's not so much the deficit it's really china's trade policy it's industrial policy the united states believes that china is out to to dominate future technologies and it says it's doing this by pouring billions of dollars into state owned companies and this makes it very difficult for u.s. companies to compete in the global market now these new technologies form part of
what she jingping calls is made in china twenty twenty five initiative this is his plan to basically overhaul and upgrade china's economy and he's going to do that through areas like artificial intelligence and robotics but the u.s. believes that china is out for global domination in this area and it wants to stop it now what we're seeing here is shell is basically a continuation of the story about how these two strategic rivals are going to get on with each other for the next ten to fifteen years they have tensions over trade tensions in the south china sea tensions in defense and of course tensions over taiwan at the moment the headline grabbing area is trade ok adrian brown and asia adrian thank you the united states says it remains gravely concerned about north korea's human rights record despite warming diplomatic relations in recent weeks
the comments from the state department come ahead of a planned meeting between donald trump the north korean leader kim jong un u.s. concerns about human rights in the north despite last year after american student auto one there was released from north korean custody it was arrested in good health while on a tour but let go fourteen months later and a vegetative state and he died soon after. and the u.s. is beefing up the number of lawyers and judges at its border with mexico attorney general jeff sessions says thirty five extra attorneys and eighteen judges will help deal with asylum claims as in response to the so-called caravan of central american migrants who are waiting to be processed people are not going there caravan or otherwise stampede our border we need in the legality and integrity in the system people should wait their turn ask us to apply lawfully before they enter our country resetting a massive worldwide don't illegally make your claim to enter america in the lawful
way and wait your turn. well a handful of migrants on the caravan had been allowed to seek asylum in the u.s. from honduras guatemala el salvador have spent a third night in a makeshift camp and here i want to. spoke to some of them. over the last month this group of central american migrants has attracted international attention many of them fled their homes in honduras el salvador and guatemala to reach the u.s. southern border. but only a few steps away from where the so-called migrant caravan has camped outside the border crossing dozens of other migrants share similar hopes of reaching a safe place to live. in. this former taxi driver who fears revealing his identity is from the mexican state of the truck on now camping under a plastic tarp with his wife and children he says he was forced from his home after eighteen of his colleagues were killed by criminal groups over
a span of two months when the time in which you can't work at night even more because you might get shot many people have died in their bodies cut up there have been shootings between criminals where many children lost their lives it's innocent people they get caught in the crossfire mexican states like beach where many of these people are from so for record rates of homicide and violent crime the stories they tell are no different from those fleeing violence in honduras el salvador or guatemala but have failed to capture the same attention or you know the international human rights observers like madeline penman say these families have a right to be heard but mexican asylum seekers and central american asylum seekers playing situations where their lives are at risk we think that a few dozen families is
not a threat to the united states is not a is not in any way a criminal act and it is not a crime to seek asylum in the united states especially when your life is at risk if you think the migrant caravan has become the topic of fierce debate among american
politicians and media pundits but residents of the who want to are accustomed to seeing a. inflow of individuals seeking asylum to the u.s. throughout the year it may range from a few dozen to several thousands at a time while these asylum seekers from mexico and central america continue to wait outside the u.s. border for their names to be called record levels of violence in their home countries ensures that thousands more will take their place after the cameras have gone on record up until. the one. joining us from washington d.c. is leon fresco former deputy assistant attorney general at the department of justice where he oversaw the office of immigration allegation thank you so much for your time so attorney general jeff sessions mrs says you
know that there are more judges more prosecutors going to the border what does that say to you what that says is that the administration wants to send the message that people coming to the united states through the southern border can no longer expect to actually arrive
in the united states be released into the interior of the country and have a court date two to three years later because the problem that the attorney general thinks he's trying to solve is one where people that don't show up to court and then the numbers of people here on lawfully in the united states increase so he's trying to say that at the end of the day now people who come their cases will be processed more quickly but typically that's not how it ends up working out even in the situation where you serve judges to the border how does a tip of the end up working out. what typically ends up working out is that you can only detain people for so long while their cases are pending under various constitutional cases and also people are given time to try to find the tourney and so between those two situations and the third one being that there's not enough the tensions base to how all the people coming into the united states people still end up being released into the interior of the united states and once you end up being
released you actually go into a separate case processing spray processing system then when you're detained and so that's what then convert your case from a two to three month case to a three year case because then you move to a processing system that's much longer because there's many more people in the system than in the thing so what is different about this this group of immigrants this group this caravan compared to the past the main difference is that people have decided that if they all come together at one time that their odds of getting into the united states and not being detained are greater but the difference on the administrative side is they're willing to do something that the obama administration was not willing to do because they did not feel it was morally justifiable which was that if a family comes together the obama administration tried to let that family stay
together this administration has announced that they will separate the parents of the children and actually prosecute the parents for unlawful entry and put them in prison for some amount of time and so because of that that's why you see so many people waiting in instead of just crossing illegally and starting the process you do after illegally cross and you do think that that fear that concern about the families being separated is is giving some people pause as to whether or not they want to try this. absolutely well what it's doing is it's not at all changing the amount of people coming to the united states it's only changing one aspect of this which is how long people are willing to wait in mexico before they hear their asylum claim so used to be under the obama administration they would not wait at the port of entry they would actually come across and be detained immediately maybe three feet into the united states but now they're actually waiting in mexico because they don't want to be arrested for unlawful entry so it's just going to
what's going to really depend on is how long. the border patrol is taking to process these cases but if they're going to only do eighty a day like they're doing now they will find that people will stop waving at some point and will end up trying to cross the trigger that is the trigger this process from inside the united states. thank you so much joining us from washington d.c. so had on al jazeera major announcement by the basque separatist group at the and of one of europe's bloodiest internal conflicts us. now and it's because he ended up going to some of them the most dangerous country than doubled you know this all . morning his colleagues to call for more protection on world press freedom day. and so forth the writing for france champion faces more questions about attempting investigation.
from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. hello there we've still got a lot of rain over many southern parts of china if you look at the chance over the next few days we can see that the winds are feeding down from the north so they're chasing that rain southwards this still a fair amount of what weather from the diversion province all the way across into the northern parts of viet nam things change of a force there was we head into friday the winds change and so the rain just pushes a little bit further northwards we'll also see another patch of severe weather developing and that will become quite a significant weather feature as we head through friday and into saturday i mean for the towards the south and we've seen plenty of showers over parts of the philippines recently and the latest batch of them just to the west is edging its way steadily further west with still and so for us in vietnam looks like we're going to see some showers on thursday and on friday there's a spreading their way towards the west meanwhile for the south also
a scattering of showers force in borneo but for java it does look largely dry and fine out towards the west and force across india it's largely drawing here but it's also incredibly hot for many of us and the whole weather is sparking off a few thunderstorms most of them in the north and the eastern parts of india they're also affecting us in nepal and through bangladesh expect plenty more of them over the next few days for not poor there it will just be unbearably hot. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. in this case. each one is still in. the sea. monster. it is.
on. when the news breaks. in the mail man city and the story builds to be forced to leave it would just be all when people need to be heard to women and girls are being bought and given away in refugee camps al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you the winning documentaries and. on al-jazeera i got to commend you all i'm hearing is good journalism on and on. the top stories for you right now the u.s. has announced the first release of
a prisoner from the detention center under the trump administration this military says that all darby will be transferred to saudi arabia to serve out his sentence. our main opposition leader has called off nationwide protests after the ruling party agreed to support his bid to become the interim prime minister. told supporters at a rally in your of on the key issue have practically been solved parliament as scheduled to vote again next week as attorney. general jeff sessions is beefing up the number of lawyers and judges at the border with mexico to help deal with asylum claims it's in response to the so-called caravan of central american migrants who are waiting to be processed. the basque separatist group has announced it is disbanded just days after apologizing to its victims more than eight hundred people were killed during its fifty your campaign for an independent state declared a cease fire in two thousand and eleven again bob reports from sense a bastion in the end it came in the rather mundane form of
a letter dated the sixteenth of april to various busk organizations a long awaited announcement that the group that waged a violent campaign for independence for five decades was disbanded for good and what it called its historical cycle. its fifty years since its occurring but first a victim a secret police chief here in the coastal city of. the announcement at his desponding comes as no surprise to anyone here but many people do hope it marks the beginning of a new era. the name of that police chief was carlos diaz his daughter says people like her still waiting for a real apology. is the way that. in principle it's good news that they're not killing more people of course it's great news that there are no more victims but there's absolutely nothing to thank for. it's a formed in the late one nine hundred fifty s. in response to the crackdown on bus culture by spain's dictator francisco franco in one thousand nine hundred seventy three they killed his heir apparent prime
minister luis cairo blanco public attitudes hardened and opinion even inside split when the group killed twenty one people in a barcelona supermarket in one thousand nine hundred seven and a series of arrests of better leaders in both spain and france weaken the group significantly. last month which had observed a ceasefire since twenty eleven did apologize to what it called innocent victims of its bombings and assassinations but that wasn't extended to the families of people in the security services or politicians who were among the more than eight hundred killed by it or over the years for some people in spain's basque region the latest announcement is a missed opportunity i mean really the lesson here in terms of society i don't think we're going to notice much change and at a personal level i don't believe in is because there are many missing did people there are many assess the nations that have not been clarified there are many victims that have not received compensation. for their part campaigners for the
rights of its of prisoners currently in jail across spain and france. be able to service sentences near their families in the region so this is not closure but it is the debate on where the busk independence movement goes from here. britain's upper house of parliament has voted to oppose any deal with the e.u. which could bring back controls along the irish border the house of lords heard that a so-called hard border would violate the peace agreement that helped in decades of conflict in northern ireland so that puts pressure on prime minister theresa may who is facing a revolt within her own party that could threaten her fragile government and peace in favor of has a customs partnership with the e.u. one of the options being considered by may they want the u.k. to have no links to e.u. laws or regulations after it leaves the pla we will be leaving the customs union we want to ensure that we can have an independent trade policy we also want to ensure that we actually we deliver we are committed to delivering on our commitment of no
hall border between north. and ensuring we have as frictionless trade as possible with the european union egypt's military court has renewed the detentions of journalist ismail iskhandar rani for another thirty days it's been almost nine hundred days behind bars without being convicted. moved to st. seen here has also had his jail time extended is been kept in prison without charge for almost a year and a half al-jazeera international human rights organizations have repeatedly urged egyptian authorities to release its journalists and the general is calling on governments to strengthen press freedom and protect journalists and tony good terrorists comments highlight world press freedom day comes a strong alyson afghanistan vowed to continue to do their job despite the dangers ten journalists were killed on monday in the single deadliest day for afghan media jennifer glass reports in kabul. in the newsroom of one t.v.
in kabul a reporter's desk is now a memorial on it the photos of cameramen now who's on the road jobby and reporter kasi resolutely they were two of nine journalists killed in monday's bomb attack in the capital a tenth died during the attack in the east i meet hyder he was one of the last to see his colleagues alive yes it's a dangerous now and it's because they ended up going to sort of one of the most dangerous counted in the will that units are working without a lot facing that mantra that we are facing with a huge of troops there's a from law feels from tourists are going to. a truck bomb blast a few hundred metres away destroyed the one t.v. studios last year three staff members were injured the explosion that killed one hundred fifty and wounded hundreds more reporters were back live on the air within hours of the massive attack another station came under attack in november shamshad t.v. was besieged for hours by isis fighters but monday's attack was the most blatant direct assault on the media so far journalists rushed to the scene of the first
suicide bomb explosion then a second bomber blew himself up among a crowd of reporters cameraman and photographers being a journalist has never been easy here in addition to the bombings and attacks journalists have been intimidated for years beaten up even murdered allegedly by powerful people unhappy with the stories written about them and more often than not the killers are never punished. and the killer of a hardon is still at large the t.v. reporter was shot last week in the center of kandahar in southern afghanistan by saying freedom of speech in a countries like afghanistan is much important in the countries in the united states because they're the countries in the and the west at least there is a chicken balance between different parts of the power supplies enough for muslims there is an absolute power without any check and the media is providing that check editors say the government isn't working with them we're doing enough to keep them
safe which. we have discussed talk to provide security to do list and old media partners effect the protection of civilians is our top priority but you know that suicide interests attack are sophisticated and on some cases preventing attacks is complicated we accept that despite the recent bloodshed journalists say they continue to have hope for the media in afghanistan and are proud to be broadcasting here jennifer glass al jazeera kabul and its latest review on press freedom reporters without borders found their hostility towards finalists is pro in worldwide at found that syria remains the most dangerous place to report from that in the past year astronomers have been killed in india and mexico brazil and slovakia north korea eritrea and turkmenistan are still the worst offenders when it comes to freedom of speech and turkey's treatment of the press has changed dramatically since the failed coup in two thousand and sixteen it's now described
as the world's biggest prison for professional journalists joining us now is a daily she's the communications director for human rights watch your time very much what is fueling this hostility towards towards journalists. well i think it's creating this climate of hostility which reaches a terrible expression in afghanistan as we saw with the murder of so many people in a single day we're also seeing in other parts of the world in maybe less obvious forms so we've talked about the murders of journalists about the journalling of journalists around the world there are many laws that really criminalize journalism through very broad statutes that ban you know insulting the state of the president or the military. and then increasingly we're seeing this sort of climate of hostility towards journalist exemplified at the moment i think by in the west by
president donald trump and his very loudly expressed disdain for the media which even described as an enemy of the american people i actually want to and i'm glad you brought that up so yes this this all happens on a spectrum and obviously one and the spectrum we're talking about journalists that are that are losing their lives but you know somewhere on the spectrum is just the hostile tone about journalists the hostile tone about about the media when president onil trump speaks that way what effect do you think that has and and what might his goal be in doing that. well i mean the problem is i think that the when officials speak out in this way and it's not only trump but it other leaders as well denounce the media in these terms they deliver to my eyes the work of the free press in i think many of the public's eyes and this is really problematic because a functioning democracy depends on having
a working press that's independent that able to hold leaders to account as the afghan colleague talked earlier and if people don't trust the media then it becomes very difficult to establish you know what's true and what isn't you know what what is really a problem for society and what isn't i think adding to that. in the us this notion that. any critical reporting is now framed as fake news is also extremely problematic it's a label that spread around the world to the point that now malaysia has in fact just convicted somebody under its new fake news a law for sort of spreading disinformation but it's it's really problematic it's not the job of government to tell journalists what's real news or what's fake news you know it's up to governments to ensure that there's an environment in which journalists can operate freely so that the public is really informed about what
they need to know about so how do we reverse this trend who can put pressure on governments to curtail this behavior. well i mean i think it's really important for organizations like human rights watch and many other independent organizations to constantly remind governments and to to highlight the abuses of government against free press i think it's also up to journalists in journalism and i think what we're seeing is increasingly journalists are trying to show the public for instance how they work being more transparent about their methodology trying to show how they're being independent how they reached their conclusions you know what facts they used how they reported a story in order to try and win back some of the public trust you know i think a lot of the time we focus on the role of the press in. repressive countries which
are obviously where governments are really trying to silence the press but it's not only in sort of conflict or really dangerous places that the free press matters you know we wouldn't know me to be wouldn't be a hashtag without the reporting that was done around sexual harassment that would probably still be the kind of dirty secret that a lot of women knew about at work but there really wasn't talked about so you know a free press is really critical for so many things on which our every day lives depend on salute and the daily thank you so much for joining us appreciate it the u.n. says two hundred thousand are head to refugees need to be moved to safety as cyclon season gets underway in bangladesh than are living in flimsy shelters which are no match for the expected heavy rains floods landslides and one hundred kilometer per hour winds strafford reports from cox's bizarre and what has become the world's largest refugee camp. life the salima cartoon that her family has been precarious
enough since escaping the military crackdown against the regime jane myanmar eight months ago their makeshift shelter is perched on a hilltop in the call to pile on refugee camp in bangladesh but the daily struggle to survive is expected to become even harder in the weeks and months ahead for salema and hundreds of thousands of refute g.'s like her because cycling season is starting that. we are afraid of the wind sometimes it takes the top poland and they might be landslides but we don't have anywhere else to go. there's a sense of urgency around the camp. the weather could change dramatically at any time thousands of tons of bamboo is being distributed to refute g. so they can make their shelters stronger aid agencies are training them how to best secure what are often nothing more than top pool and corrugated iron shacks not of them in. we were afraid of the wind and thunder during cyclons teaching us about
landslides and what we need to do. heavy machinery has been brought into the camps to build roads it's vital emergency services have access to anywhere in the camp in order to rescue victims of potential landslides or floods as quickly as possible men gather bricks to harden the road surface otherwise they will quickly turned to mud when heavy rain arrives you can see how vulnerable and exposed these flimsy shelters are these hillsides now over the next four months we're expecting a psych loan and a monsoon season where winds can often reach up to one hundred kilometers an hour and they're going to be lashing rain which means places like these are potentially highly vulnerable to landslides aid agencies here say around two hundred thousand people need to be moved to safer ground. the bangladesh government has allocated a large area specifically to house refugees who need to be moved shelters schools
and health centers a jew to be built here aid agencies say there are twenty five thousand people living in areas most vulnerable to landslides who need to be relocated immediately they want to stay for a flatter ground that's what we're doing we're moving and working as fast as we can with heavy machines with people so that these families can live somewhere where they go us to food public health services and they're safe and that they're comfortable and that they're not at risk from any further disasters in the late afternoon the weather suddenly changes for the worse the wind kicks up dust clouds across the camp refugees run for cover all rushed to try and secure the tarp all ins there's a ripped from roofs hundreds of thousands of men women and children face the greatest challenge yet since fleeing for their lives from the me a military crackdown. strafford al jazeera could you problem with camp bunker dish
that francis has apologized to victims and chile's clerical sexual abuse scandal and ask for forgiveness comes after days of meetings at the vatican with three of the victims the head of the roman catholic church admitted last month he made mistakes in handling the crisis after discrediting the victims he says quote he was part of the problem the victims have urged them to end the epidemic of sex abuse and cover up in the catholic church. so ahead on al-jazeera. right liverpool fans to see their team make it to an eighth champions league final and they will have that and support.
from iraq that were smuggled into the u.s. are being returned to their rightful owner almost four thousand pieces were bought by an arts and chain store in the u.s. fisher reports from washington d.c. . a piece of history to be returned home at a special ceremony at the residence of iraq's ambassador in washington u.s. officials returned the ancient objects to the rightful owners this time just how important is it to have these items you turned to five hundred you part of our psalm you know. this is you know really important to us you have to understand that in iraq memories are long and so we really have a sense of kinship to today to these artifacts so you know imagine these things coming back home some of the valuable artifacts are more than five thousand years
old and they include examples of the first writing system internet religious text and koans with texts from the rulers of what was then mesopotamia they were among the five thousand objects bought by the chain store hobby lobby from dealers in the united arab emirates and israel in two thousand and ten experts warn the company the items might be stolen but it went ahead with the parts as it's been fined more than three million dollars for breaking the law and had almost four thousand artifacts that were stolen removed when the criminal organizations still is merchandise and sell on the black market if funds or other criminal activity and we've had numerous cases from terrorism activity so first of all we're taking the money out the hands of criminal organization terrorist second wall returning artifacts the people while it's thought the final destination for the artifacts would be the recently opened museum of the bible in washington or below because owners have a big stake in the project it admitted previously it should have taken more care
and asked more questions about the purchase hobby lobby went ahead and bought the artifacts for approximately one point six million dollars additionally they allowed the dealers who were supplying them to decide how they should be shipped to the united states. unable to prove prove their legitimate ownership of the pieces those dealers smuggled the artifacts into the united states will be lobby isn't new to control or see. its conservative christian owners successfully sued the obama administration over the right to deny employees insurance coverage for contraceptives but this is a victory for the iraqis who planned to put many of the returned relics in the national museum in baghdad alan fischer al-jazeera washington time for sport with andy thank you very much for liverpool will play a round madrid for this season's champions league title they beat rome seven six on aggregate to reach their first final in more than
a decade while liverpool were taking a five to advance into the second leg of their semi final in italy first half goals from saudi on mine jenny one album looked to have put the five time champions out of sight but wrong was scored three times in the second half to get within a goal of taking the time to extra time it finished fourth so it's a rome on the night but it's live a poll here three it's their eighth champions league final i think for both teams it would have been crazy if you play extra time if you go to terms fifteen minutes from no clue are there but have happened. to be would have been really crazy but so when i was seven six on oprah which sounds crazy because it is crazy we came into the competition as a qualifier and are now in the final and really really happy for the boys i'm really happy for the club i'm really happy for fans it was a fantastic road so far and now i know we will. go to key if
i was thousands of the fans also down just now and field stadium to watch the drama unfold on the big screen for the for the first time since two thousand and seven when they were beaten by ac milan this time as of course they'll face twelve time champions in real madrid in kiev and made the twenty six liverpool off the last saw to be in the european cup final but it was in one thousand nine hundred eighty one when an alan kennedy goal still being used to beat him right now i am now in paris while last week the first leg on fail is overshadowed by an attack on liverpool fan shaun coke's the fifty three year old is still in hospital in a critical condition and two italian men have been charged over the incident which was inner. strength around ten thousand liverpool support says we're in the italian capital for the game regardless founds what's hold not to walk
to the stadium three chiefs the risk of being attacked earlier on i spoke to one geraud a writes for writing this official website he explained why there is a long history of violence amongst a minority of the club's fans. ramos history with hooliganism is unfortunately something that rises in the eighty's it's prominent in the ninety's in the early two thousand it's also there with something like well that's called that there be of the child so it's not sometimes it's isolated and there's incidents we don't hear about though but those are more minor incidents which may you know it's a minor isn't stabbing but yes usually not intended to mortally harm somebody from the president to our fans in indonesia to around the world where all upset with with the hooligans who do that and basically we're such you know loving fans and when there's that select few that ruin it for everyone we all get thrown under the bus on an internet. national aspect international limelight unfortunately but
that's not the case if you talk to you most of the kinds of the most while being doring of their club you know in italy it's different we don't have that friendship with other clubs roma fans tend to you know we hate other teams that's that's just how it is in italy it's company. you know a lot of your own city running toward a france champion chris froome says he's confident he will clear his name of dog can charges for him is getting ready to rice in friday's jury to tally it but he's being investigated after he was found to have twice the allowed level of illegal ask majolica in his system during last year's race in spain this year begins in jerusalem and stays in israel for two further stages before moving to italy for the rest of the rice i can understand the frustration i mean over see. this this whole process was was meant to have been a confidential process and we're going to respect that. we are in that process now
and there's a process in place for me to demonstrate that i've done nothing wrong and that's obviously what i intend to do tiger woods returns to action on thursday for the first time since last month's masters was finished thirty second of the first major of the season and he's paired with new masters champion patrick reed for the opening round of the wells fargo championship in north carolina why i threw my clubs in the closet for about ten days got away from the game didn't touch the club to make a golf swing and. i started to lift a little bit but tried to make sure i kept flexible and then i started grinding and trying to get my muscle strength back in eventually my speed and about a mile back. steph curry has made a triumphant return to the n.b.a. action golden state's star man he's missed six weeks with a knee injury helping the defending champions take a two nothing lead over new orleans in the western conference semifinals but he came off the bench and scored twenty eight points. to get five three points in
twenty seven minutes of action. in cycle seven rebounds game three in new orleans on friday i was a good night for it to happen i mean it's going to be an emotional boost anytime stuff steps on the floor after an absence but this was a good night for a given that we won game one comfortably and we had a feeling you know new orleans was going to come after us pretty hard so. perfect timing really came in you know slow first quarter for us and everything changed soon as he walked on the floor in the n.h.l. playoffs the washington capitals beat eastern conference rivals pittsburgh for three in game three of their second round series but capitals forward some wilson has been ordered to face a disciplinary hearing for his illegal had shot their own zack aston reese the penguins rookie now need surgery for a broken jaw is also suffering from concussion and is expected to be out for the
remainder of the playoffs alex of action school the winner for the caps off to give them a c. one series lead. and brazilian defender germ a sense of how to be physically restrained and drank from the pitch after being cents off during a jail a game in japan sun sauce first lashing out here at an opponent's kicking him in the back of the leg and then pushed it isn't seen mates as they try to pull him off the field and he finished it off by attacking some opposition coaches the same night still managing to win three one despite his sending off. ok that is how the sport is looking for now. thank you very much for your time this morning that's all for me richelle carey in the news hour because i'm sick as up on the other side of the break to put air. travel often. by trying to use an old forests new bride wanted
the nature of news as it breaks this is one of the areas where part this tip had blocked the road for the finding of higher than anything they could find with detailed coverage out there rick dream really hard to stop. striving for the good of the state from around the world this museum aims to be a repository over region's history and its perfected war that has divided tribes here for generations. citizens unable to vote on represented in washington or members of congress do nothing about the cause like a part of the constituency in their responsibility and that is what's underneath this crisis phone lines visits the island devastated by hurricane maria and demanding the support of the u.s. government certainly can't tell you what it is and in the current mentality responsibility and no doubt that they have her get a. shelter after the storm on al-jazeera.