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volkswagen former chief executive is facing criminal charges for trying to cover up the automakers diesel emissions cheating. this is al jazeera live from the headquarters in doha. also ahead twitter sends out an alert to millions that uses urging them to change their passwords flying the flag support for france ahead of an independence vote on a pacific island and the campaign to free an al jazeera journalist from jail we'll look at egypt's crackdown on the media. the former chief executive of german comic a volkswagen has been charged in the u.s.
over the diesel emissions scandal modern vinta kahn is accused of lying to regulate is about fake test results up to eleven million v.w. cars were found to be releasing emissions up to forty times more than the legal limit he resigned after the scandal became public in september two thousand and fifteen john hendrick has more. martin more news now the highest ranking former v.w. official accused of a crime in the admissions scandal in the u.s. printer corn the former chief executive officer of the w. was accused of four counts of federal crimes in the united states one of conspiring to cheat the u.s. emissions system and three counts of wire fraud that he's using e-mail in order to achieve that he faces the potential of years in prison but he could avoid prosecution entirely simply by remaining in germany that is because germany does not extradite for crimes outside of the european union so he could simply remain in germany and that is what five lower ranking officials did when they were indicted
they remain in germany indicted by the u.s. but alluding prosecute. two officials who did plead guilty in the united states from v.w. are facing hefty prison terms one of seven years one of three years the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions says this shows that the emissions trading scandal in the u.s. occurred at the highest levels of the w. and he says it will be prosecuted to the highest extent of the law nevertheless winterkorn gets the final vote there he could avoid prosecution simply by remaining in germany. if you have a twitter account the social media side says you should change your password the company discovered a computer glitch that stored some passwords on its internal system in an unprotected form they were kept in readable text rather than disguise with a random set of numbers and letters twitter says a problem has been fixed and no data was stolen or misused larry micah days chief executive of connect safely dot
org an internet safety privacy and security organization he says twitter should be credited for letting us know about the problem it is a pretty big mistake and the good news of course is that they claim at least at the gate it was not breached which means that with if it was seen by anybody it was by twitter employees that's bad enough because good best practices say that no one not even the c.e.o. of the company should be feet anybody's password but you know it was a software glitch i can't tell you how the glitch happened but obviously it's something that they are embarrassed by but to their credit they did put out an alert it let people know they feel they could have ignored it but they decided to share it and urging people to change their password i would be safe and possible that an employee could have grabbed it and fed it to family that's the type of risk that you want to avoid i'm sure that most twitter employees are very reputable but you know they've got a lot of employees and there could have been a sort of a rotten apple there i doubt it but i wouldn't rule it out so in abundance of caution of a fee just everybody should change your password and by the way make it
a unique password and a strong password. in other world news the us president has changed his story about how money paid to an adult film actress told me danielle says she had an affair with him a decade ago donald trump denies this and says he didn't know about the one hundred thirty thousand dollars payment but learned about it later i white house correspondent kitty hawk it has a story. a shifting story from u.s. president donald trump appearing at the white house rose garden ironically on the national day of prayer trump spoke about the importance of face but nothing about a lie he told reporters a month ago aboard air force one you're very. stormy daniels is an adult film star who alleges she had an affair with trump a two thousand and six trump's lawyer michael cohen paid her one hundred thirty thousand dollars during the presidential election campaign to keep quiet and for
the first time a member of the president's legal team rudy giuliani admitted the president knew about that payment for move through over the president repeated that could put the president in legal jeopardy because the campaign never disclosed the payment added exceeds the twenty five thousand dollars legal limit for contributions that money was not campaign money sorry i'm giving you a fact now that you don't know it's not campaign money but melanie sloan a former federal prosecutor says that legal argument is flawed if they made the payment to stormy daniels with the intent that it influenced the campaign it can be an in kind contribution which also can be a felony given the amount on thursday trump defended the move on twitter saying payments like the one to daniels are very common among celebrities and people of wealth the white house press secretary defended the president's shifting story of the night she'd ever lied to reporters instead suggesting the president had also
left her in the dark. the first awareness i had was during the interview last night and i'm giving the best information i have some information i'm aware of and when i can answer i will but beyond that i really don't have anything to the latest scandal follows a shakeup in dollar terms legal team two lawyers have left in the past two months just as there are more questions about another controversy whether or not trump's presidential campaign colluded with russia kimberly helped at al-jazeera at the white house. francis president emmanuel marco has arrived in the pacific island of new caledonia where his being greeted with pro friends rallies across first trip to the french territory comes ahead of an independence vote in november the majority of the island's indigenous comeback ethnic group support a food break from france and thomas has more from a pro france rally in new mail. there are about two thousand people taking part in
this growth france march these are people who come november will vote for new caledonia through a main parts of france holding it now of course because president is in the territory and i want to make this very clear to him officially the president is neutral in this upcoming referendum he says what he wants is the whole process to be seen spare as legitimate because thirty years ago when there was another referendum on independence here that was not the case those who wanted independence did not see it as legitimate and they boycotted the process given all process broke down there was violence more than seventy people killed nobody wants that to happen this time around this referendum has geopolitical consequences as well china is increasing its reach in the pacific having a fridge tariff free right in the middle of it with a big french military presence as well is the macros always on another leaders are these important cloth for the geo political violence. a mexican journalist has won
the naga role breach five days prize in journalism and human rights danielle area is known for her coverage of turf wars between rival drug cartels that reach far there's a war it is named in honor of two mexican journalists who were murdered last year the united nations prize recognizes journalists who risk their lives to cover human rights abuses in mexico al jazeera journalist mahmud hussein has now been in an egyptian jail for five hundred days he was detained without charge by authorities in twenty sixteen during a holiday to cairo the dipshit national is one of many journalists harassed or threatened with arrest in a government crackdown to stifle dissent osama bin javits reports. five hundred days locked up and counting map and hussein and al jazeera deny provoking sedition incitement against egypt and spreading false news the un condemned his arbitrary detention saying was stopped questioned and detained in december twenty sixth seen after travelling to cairo for a holiday since then he's been in solitary confinement and has yet to be charged
the office of the un high commissioner for human rights says indefinite pretrial detention is the egyptian government's tactic to restrain anyone who dares to act independently the un human rights what he says the policy is a cornerstone of egypt's suppression of the media civil society and protesters the committee to protect journalists says egypt is a leading jailer of journalists at least twenty are in prison the advocacy that we can do by documenting attacks and repression of journalists and using every opportunity that we have to bring this to public attention around the world egypt's government has targeted other al jazeera journalists in a trial condemned almost unanimously by rights groups and journalist organizations egypt level similar charges against al-jazeera is by her mohamed mohamed fahmy and peter greste and jail them five years ago the former editor in chief of al-jazeera arabic ibrahim helal was sentenced to death in his absence two years ago and a new antiterrorism law passed last year targets are than mediocre nations as well
the committee to protect journalists says the law furthers the government's crackdown on the media it enables police to put journalists acquitted of terrorism related charges on a watch list that restricts their finances and other rights every morning everything one says you hear of of a case of over journalese that you know in directly being and difficult situation under persecution and their disappearance and their arrest censorship intensified this year during the reelection campaign of president of the for the one c.c. journalists critical of him. or who interviewed opposition candidates but arrested entertainment and satirical t.v. shows have also been shut down egyptian journalist mohammed there was a bonus show khan was jailed five years ago for reporting the rubber square protests in cairo hundreds of protesters were killed and thousands injured. been nominated for unesco's press freedom prize for his resistance and commitment to
freedom of expression and reporter for the times newspaper in britain was arrested and deported from egypt without official explanation the international journalist unions accuse the egyptian government of creating a climate of fear and reporters don't know if they will be next to be jailed osama bin job it does there still ahead on al-jazeera a show of support for yemen's prime minister on a strategic island i see ninety that emirates builds up its military presence plus . i'm charlie rangel in london inside the world victorian house of a huge restoration project it's home to some of the world's rarest. pinney's pink skunks by the taj mahal. or is the sunsets in the city of angels.
welcome back as we take a look at weather conditions around the events and western parts of asia. eastern areas generally weather conditions not looking too bad a few showers parts of standards pakistan but temperatures looking reese well there are much in one thousand twenty six cloudy for tehran and should be largely sunny for baghdad but further north into the caucasus we have got some rain around and that's also affect him parts of turkey but generally around the eastern side of the mediterranean weather conditions are looking fine a pleasant day in beirut there lebanon with highs of twenty five degrees here in the arabian peninsula weather conditions should be fairly quiet i think during the course of our weekend highs there are thirty a little bit of cloud around parts of saudi arabia but otherwise it's looking fine and it stays that way as we head on through into saturday temperatures for medina mecca forty one degrees so heading across then into southern portions of africa it's a largely fine picture here too for much of the region just the chance they'll share in the eastern cape of south africa but otherwise you're looking at showers across
northern parts of. and some b.s. a both harare and do soccer stand a chance of getting the odd shower but otherwise to move across into angola is looking towards the fine fine condition extending down through parts of namibia into botswana of a cape town south africa highs of twenty three. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. on package price what were you hearing whether on line horrendous things humans told us there's no doubt about that or if you join us on the sat a lot of the major countries in the commonwealth are far bigger fish to fry and ship steve this is a dialogue to us about some of this excess if perhaps everyone has a voice what happens when the robots themselves are making the decision to join the colobus conversation amount is iraq.
welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera the former chief executive of german comic of old has been charged with lying to admissions regulators in the u.s. might even took on was in charge when up to eleven million v.w. diesel cars were found to be releasing emissions up to forty times more then the legal limits twitter is urging all its users to change their passwords after a computer bug caused some to be stored in a readable form to stop in the company the social network says the problem has not been fixed and no data was stolen or misused and the us president has changes story about hush money paid to an adult film actress stormy daniels say she had an affair with donald trump a decade ago trump now admits reimbursing is loyal for a payment made to don said that he didn't know anything about the money. now
more than one hundred people have been killed in a powerful dust and rain storm in india it destroyed homes destructed electricity and uprooted trees in the northern states of raja and pradesh sonia gago has more i the storm struck in the dead of night as the slept in their homes leaving a trail of destruction and its weight i for much of stand to progress even the capital new delhi there were intense bursts of lightning accompanied by hail and rain the worst affected will rural areas pulling trees hit fragile buildings destroying homes killing dozens of people inside and disrupting power supplies across the regions. all the private and government hospitals have been alerted government to minister pool resources have been mobilized and we are taking the help of the private sector as well people helping to we're trying to get all the
into hospital and clear the roads dust storms are always expected ahead of the incoming monsoon season but not of this strength and killing so many people. in our district we have information of five deaths due to a high intensity tunder storm at least twenty two people are critically injured and i've been given treatment at a trauma center of the district hospital while relief work has already started in the affected areas it will take days to restore power and with livestock having been affected by the storms people's livelihoods have also been impacted a worrying sign ahead of the impending monsoon season. al-jazeera. and in kenya flooding has left at least one hundred people dead and more than two hundred thousand displaced major roads across the country have been blocked because of heavy rain and landslides in the past month last week part of a route between the capital nairobi and the main port city of mumbai so was under
water the red cross has described it as a humanitarian disaster and says kenya needs emergency funding the united arab emirates is boosting its military presence on yemen's remote island of many see it as an expansion of an erotic influence in southern yemen topless reports. showing support to humans prime minister been done hundreds of yemenis took to the streets of so culture is the use nuisance presence in the remote island the gulf between the united arab emirates which recently released the islands from one thousand nine years flew in soldiers along with tanks and armored vehicles the shown here sitting up a security cordon having expelled local troops from the airport. situated off the coast of somalia land the unesco heritage site known to many as the galapagos of the indian ocean is famous for its unusual wildlife and scenery but with a three thousand metre long runway ideal for fighter jets and large military aircraft the island is also situated between the horn of africa and yemen just
beyond the red sea and some of the busiest sea lanes in the world and what they've done here is basically occupying a country part of the country so they've done that in aden in an hour. which is very far out in the indian ocean to effectively control the region and you know sure having already invested heavily in somaliland and expanded the commercial port but there are the uys control of the culture is seen by many is the latest move by the emirates to spread its implants well beyond its borders people have often remarked on the strategic value. there have been speculations that. one power or another might try actually establish a presence on the island. with the war in yemen entering its fourth year the u.a.e. now controls much of the south of the country the strong presence on both sides of the entrance to the red sea and so cultura place right in the middle alex go
topless al jazeera. syrian rebels have surrendered an enclave of the northern homs countryside to government forces they have been given the option to pledge allegiance to the government or move to rebel held territory in northern syria reports. russian military commanders led the negotiations on behalf of the syrian government rebel factions controlling the northern countryside of homs were given an ultimatum reconcile with the state or surrender and move to rebel held territory in northern syria to avoid an all out military offensive. military pressure has piled on the armed groups a few days ago the pro-government alliance heavily bombarded the region which is at a strategic crossroads linking the main population centers under government control the opposition had little choice around three hundred thousand syrians live there many of them forced from their homes elsewhere in syria the northern homs
countryside is the latest rebel held area to surrender the opposition has been losing ground since its biggest defeat in years the fall of eastern huta in early april followed a fierce and intense bombing campaign the pro-government alliance then use the threat of military action to force rebels in the enclave northeast of damascus to bring about their surrender the same tactic was used on opposition armed groups in southern damascus rebels in the districts have. agreed to leave some seventeen thousand people fighters their family members and others who are involved in opposition activities are leaving in the nearby iso controlled districts and how the fighting continues between the armed groups and government forces but in those districts there were a few hundred fighters belonging to him. the group formerly known as they surrendered and were moved to northern syria the opposition continues to control the province of idlib in the northwest border with turkey they also hold parts of the southern provinces of. close to the borders of jordan and israel in recent
weeks the process government alliance has been focusing on recapturing besieged areas close to its strongholds northern homs is the last significant piece of territory the rebels control that is not along an international border what comes next is more complicated. every offensive to recapture the whole of it look problems would cause tensions with turkey which deployed troops as part of an agreement with russia. would. value on this agreement with thirty they know they need to keep to full of the situation in the north of the i want to fall for an offensive in the southern corner of syria is also just complicated there is the possibility of escalating tensions with israel israelis are worried if the syrian regime of the army advances toward the border they will come with or
that militia its president bashar al assad has repeatedly pledged to recapture every inch of syrian territory but future ballot terry operations may have different calculations so to. beirut palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has been reelected as chairman of the palestine liberation organization's highest decision making body his reappointment to the executive committee was expected it came at a meeting of the palestinian national council the first in twenty two years a mass call for the farm to be postponed until all factions were united it's one of several groups that boycotted the meeting. mozambique's opposition leader. has died the sixty five year old former rebel leader was found dead at his home in gore on gosa that comma led the armed group or an animal which for a sixteen year civil war against the ruling friendly more more than. south sudan's ruling party is hoping to unite the different factions that spread after a civil war broke out almost five years ago is holding
a three day convention aimed at implementing a twenty fifteen agreement signed in tanzania he morgan reports from south sudan's capital juba. in a meeting that is the fourth. party's coming together. to reunite the party which fractured after civil war. resulting in leaving the party and creating their own. dash p.l.m. . that holds this country together. to form. he story will never forgive us our unity. family remains my priority the ruling sudan people's liberation movement. was founded as the political wing of the sudan people's liberation army which
fought in the rebellion against the sudanese government in one thousand nine hundred three it represented the south in an agreement signed in two thousand and five which paved the way for the country's independence six years later but a power struggle within the party as leading figures expressed a desire to lead it and the nation led to a civil war which has cost tens of thousands of lives and displaced a third of the country's twelve million strong population the war also left more than have the population in need of aid to survive other political parties say because the ruling party started a war they should come together to end it the era of two thousand and thirteen that led to the conflict that has caused life so people. is their responsibility to fix it and it should be today make sure that the people. responsibility to respect the rules and regulations of the party and for the people don't struggle for power but really find the party won't be so easy in ten to fifteen it signed an agreement
with the s.p.l. i'm in opposition on the former vice president riek machar and a group of former s.p.l. and detainees they were accused of being involved in plotting a government overthrow but there is now a division within both the opposition and the former detainees and not all sides are aboard with the idea of relief occasion anymore the leaders of the ruling saddam people's liberation movement hope that by relaxing the fates of five year old party it would result a lot of issues the country is facing but with some of the main defectors failing to attend the conference it raises questions as to what this meeting can achieve. some analysts see one of the biggest challenges through unification is the concept itself the fundamental problem is what the unification means and because it was supposed to be linked to reforms second we supposed to be part of it the major iow . we have much i was not part of it the s.p.l. and began as a movement involved in an armed struggle against
a sudanese government thirty five years on now the struggle is amongst its leaders while those they rule continue to suffer the consequences people morgan al-jazeera . six critically endangered black rhinos are on their way to chad from south africa black rhinos were wiped out from chad nearly fifty years ago because of poaching the rhinos will be released into small enclosures before they can roam chads that cooma national park consideration is have praised charles efforts to stop the poaching of endangered animals chad has been able to curtail the poaching of elephants which take place from sudanese horsemen to come down on an annual basis to to kill the elephants put the mule to stop the almost a no no that is of major feast and food these rhinos which are not going to move into large landscape i think the african park institution has shown what they can do and we've shown an element of trust in what they can take how they can take this project for bill cosby and roman polanski have been expelled from the organization
that manages the prestigious oscar movie awards and attain a cost he was convicted of sexual assault last week oscar winning director polanski has admitted having unlawful sex with a thirteen year old girl in one nine hundred seventy seven years academy of motion pictures arts and sciences a decision reflects its standards of conduct. the prestigious nobel prize for literature could be postponed this year as a result of sexual harassment accusations board members have left the swedish academy responsible for the award following the allegations involving the husband of an academy member an announcement on the prize will be made on friday. now the world's largest victorian glass house has reopened for the first time in five years in the u.k. it's home to fifteen hundred species of plants many of which are extremely rare and require specialist care charlie angelo went to take a look an architectural wonder and heaven for horticulturalists kew gardens
a vast victorian greenhouse is open again to the public it's taken five years of restoration moving in ten thousand plants from the world's temperate climates where it's not too hot not too cold this is the largest metering glass house in the world it's maybe two hundred metres long eventually consists of five separate buildings each grade one listed it's this is unesco world heritage site and it's open to the public every day of the year as well so dismantling this building restoring it taking all the plants out returning them it has been a hugely complex project. inside a plant that can feed the world like the end said to staple. a cousin of the button on a plant which q. scientists hope could be used throughout africa there are plants that supply medicine and plants that appeared beautiful seeing all these plans on the one we've picked pretty positive picture of global biodiversity that in the wilds of the species are at risk of stiction the foundation of life but farming logging
development and climate change the putting them at risk the species a part of q gardens living collection used by scientists in charge of them has scott taylor we grow plants of really hard scientific value conservation he was a conservation organization we've got about two hundred fifty species growing in a hail of fifteen hundred conservation writings from vulnerable to extinct in the wild species here extinct in the wild which means you don't find them anywhere else in niger one of those now extinct species is the end. which survives is the time when dinosaurs rode a favorite here with botanists a specimen hair has actually been a community of engine twenty years which is spectacular and the story behind this is quite unique and all it'll. take time is an offset of the original specimen found in the only male specimen found in the wild these plants
a part of everyday life from the food we eat to the clothes we wear the materials we use and the medicines we take too often we take them for granted. london. this is al jazeera and these are top stories the former chief executive of german comic of all saigon has been charged with lying to regulators in the us. was in charge when up to eleven million v.w. diesel cars were found to be releasing emissions up to forty times more. then the legal limit twitter is urging all its users to change a passwords after a computer bug call some to be stored in a readable form the social network says a problem has now been fixed and no data was stolen or misused the us president has changed his story about hush money paid to an adult film actress stormy daniels says she had an affair with donald trump a decade ago trump now admits reimbursing his lawyer for payment made to danielle's
only he said that he didn't know anything about the money trumps press secretary was asked by reporters about who knew what and when. giuliani stated and i'll refer you back to his comments this was information that the president didn't know at the time but eventually one of the president has denied and continues to deny the underlying claim and again i've given the best information i had at the time they've been pro friends rallies on the pacific island of new caledonia as president emmanuel mccall makes his first visit to the french territory the trip comes ahead of an independence vote set for november the majority of the island's indigenous kind of ethnic group support a full break with france palestinian leader mahmoud abbas has been reelected as chairman of the liberation organization's highest decision making body his reappointment came at the first meeting of the palestinian national council for twenty two years a mass boycott at the meeting. more than one hundred people have been killed in
a powerful dust and rain storm in india is destroyed homes cut electricity enough food or trees in the northern states of raw just on and pradesh and in kenya flooding has left at least one hundred people dead and more than two hundred thousand displaced major roads across the country have been blocked because of heavy rain and landslides in the past month the red cross describes it as a humanitarian disaster and says kenya needs emergency funding those are the headlines on al-jazeera the stream is up next do stay with us. getting to the heart of the matter if more stuff i can do the turkish cypriot leader calls you today and says let's have talks would you accept facing realities what do you think reunification of look like relative people think the peace for unification is the only option for prosperity of south korea hear their story on talk to al-jazeera.