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this is al-jazeera. hello there good to have you with us i'm joe now this is the news hour live from london coming up i was issued leader alexina valmy more than a thousand up so detained across russia in anti putin protests. violence flares in indian administered kashmir a protester is killed after being run over by an indian security vehicle. the troop deployment that's testing relations between yemen and the united arab emirates. plus an al jazeera investigation reveals how hundreds of people were experimented on without their knowledge in mexico. our top
story in sports the legendary manchester united manager alex ferguson undergoes imagine see surgery after suffering a brain hemorrhage. police in russia detained opposition leader election of only as well as more and more than a thousand of his supporters in anti-government demonstrations he was attending a rally against president vladimir putin in the capital moscow the protests come just two days before putin's inauguration for a fourth term rory chalons reports from moscow. two days before the fourth presidential inauguration these russians wanted him to hear their demonstration slogan i thought ours are not we have a fascist state a totalitarian regime we should do something about it there is no election in russia. i'm here because i disagree with the politics the government and our
so-called presidents are leading i want to tell them that he is not ours are places in the hague prison. there again on that roof several thousands joins the unapproved protest in moscow thousands more demonstrated in other cities across russia where hers was almost goes pushkin square they were met by a small group with very different values. and describing themselves as patriots they want to prevent a ukraine stop rising in russia just met we have currently being officially ruled by a constitution that was written for us by american specialists well under foreign rule not everyone here is not all the supporters people came here because they see that things are bad in the country but they don't understand why so and they were told by some people that it is putin to be blamed in everything people can't figure out such things for themselves their tempers started to rise out of that point the
police moved in. so they were arrested began in other parts of russia i do want to say now that i think here in moscow was the focus of just grabbed young got out of the crowd and looked like she was crying so dragging her off to the police wagon. the numbers of detentions take top words protest after protest i was dragged away so too was the man who calls this demonstration alexina valmy he's an anti corruption opposition leader who was banned from presidential elections because of a fraud conviction he insists was fabricated his online videos exposing the corruption of russia's ruling elite have made him a critic of the kremlin and a popular resistance figure among many russians who want something different. hold on power for another six year term he's tightened control of the media and internet and made protesting much harder his assertive foreign policy is popular
with many russians moscow's riot police followed detentions with a neck stacked in their rough clearing the square the valley supporters have been through this before and i'll probably go through it all again they feel is their only remaining way to be heard rory chalons al-jazeera moscow at least four people have been killed in violence in indian administered kashmir a civilian died from his injuries in srinagar after being run over by an indian security vehicle and at least three separatist fighters were killed during a raid by security forces a warning now you may find some of the images in our summer binge of abe's report disturbing. this is the moment when an indian security vehicle crashes a protester. the vehicle drives on and the wounded man is left behind he later died of his injuries indian forces say they're investigating what happened . it is not under control as a guard that could have a civilian system to be
a surrogate make what are the factors all the second was more than a dozen people have been killed in escalating violence in indian administered kashmir last month the un secretary general urged that the loss of civilian lives needs to be investigated. and get it's been another day of violence. this time it began when soldiers raided homes in a densely populated area in the city a shrine over security forces say they had information that fighters were hiding in that area when they were asked to surrender the soldiers say the fighters started shooting opposition is going on things not under control everything is an under control you want to look. for that there is not much there is more damage off assuming property and and other things so i think that under control. all three fighters were killed by security forces during the operation police
accused protesters of trying to impede their operation and help the rebels so. our brothers who've left in the path of allah they left for us and they've taken up arms after seeing the tyranny in kashmir now we have come out to rescue our brothers in. india continues to blame neighboring pakistan for instigating trouble in the disputed region which pakistan denies. activists say more than seven hundred thousand indian troops and security personnel have been deployed in kashmir and the army is opposing calls to repeal a special powers act which prevents the prosecution of soldiers accused of abuses human rights watch has urged india to carry out prompt investigations into allegations of abuses and to prosecute those responsible. but rights groups eight thousand have already been killed in three decades of violence with no sign of reconciliation any time soon as. someone who. is in. the u.a.e.
could be removed from the saudi led coalition in yemen after it deployed forces to a yemeni island without consulting the exiled government that's according to a senior yemeni official speaking to the associated press they've been further protests on the so-called trial and against the u.s. military presence there it's not clear when the troops may leave saudi arabia sent a delegation to the island after iraq his soldiers took over key locations there this week the yemeni government and the u.a.e. are formally allies against who the rebels but the u.a.e. has promoted other separatists in southern yemen at the expense of the government well let's look a little more deeply into this we'll speak to undress creagh now he's the assistant professor of the fence studies at king's college london joining me live from istanbul good to have you on the program. in terms of the for the rather complicated politics of the saudi led coalition in yemen does the yemeni government really have much of a leg to stand on in this dispute. no it's quite
a remarkable development actually if you consider the strategy that the united arab emirates have driven in yemen over the past three years actually we see that there is a pattern of valving which doesn't necessarily directly concern fighting the who these or reinstating the government as it was said in two thousand and fifteen when the coalition started but it's more about securing a morality interest in the south of yemen access to the indian ocean access to the bubble munda the occupation of aden through proxy forces against actually forces from the hardy government and now more recently we've seen this occupation or almost annexation of so-called trial and again against the hardy government so hard to government seems to have taken one blow after the other where the whereas the u.a.e. have actually empowered and supported forces that are working against the hardy government and at the same time the saudis are somewhat stuck in the north of the country fighting against the who these so it doesn't seem to be that hard
a government has any ally left not in saudi arabia not in the emirates and they don't really have any leverage now calling upon the international community to stop the emirates because they seem to disregard international law here meanwhile the saudis of come in to sort of mediate are very likely to do anything at all to rein in the u.a.e. . well it's hard to believe that because the saudis have somewhat pressured them or artists to come on board on on this very protracted conflict there murat is have been involved have taken casualties and have actually provided some of the most effective fighting force on the ground against the who these in the past and against other kind of groups in the south of yemen as well so the saudis very much rely on the moralities and now the iraqis want to have their prize so the island and access to the indian ocean the sea sea line as well as you know some of the lines of communication around the bubble in london that is something the iraqis want to control if you know look at
a country island that is like an aircraft carrier in the middle of the indian ocean close a actually to somalia than it is to to yemen and it's somewhat a very important very strategic point to control access to the bubble monday and then from there all the way up to the canal so if you understand where the americans are coming from you know they're trying to control large parts of the trade going east to west and vice versa as well as helping dubai ports authority which is some of the one of the biggest ports managers in the world to get more access to a very vital market and then understand where the iraqis stand strategically you know they have they've build up surrogates and proxies in somalia they've built up proxies along the red sea coast they've build up proxies in south of yemen they've taken over aden using the the southern transitional council they've done all this to secure their own interests at the expense if you will at saudi interest which is all about fighting who these but i guess the saudis would cut them some so leg
because they understand that they have to give something back a bigger part in other words also at the expense presumably of the end. of this war which is defeating the who thinks. absolutely but i don't think that the a morality is are now on this war against the who these if you see how they strategically placed their military assets the way they have invested into their surrogates all around the horn of africa doesn't suggest that fighting the who these is a major priority for the a mirage but securing their vital national interest that they concern to be maritime security in that area maritime control i think that is pretty much what's on the books for the americans here and the saudis have very little leverage to basically pressure them to withdraw ok andras creek we'll leave it there assistant professor of defense studies at king's college london joining me from istanbul many many thanks for your time and still to come on the program. all my heart. but you don't like. mornings with more tremors to come in hawaii after
a magnitude six point nine earthquake rattles the big island triggering more eruptions from mt killer where. reaction to dong trump pledged to protect the second amendment during an n.r.a. address in dallas. in sport it's a fight for survival in the english premier league where even a victory might not be enough. thousands of people who took a breath future in schools after losing their homes in the kenya floods are being moved into unprepared camps the government plans to reopen the schools on monday as andrew symonds reports from the town of go rushing in kill if he county that people are now in worse conditions than they were before. it's a school classroom but this isn't about learning it's evil thousands of kenya's
flood victims found food and shelter in schools but their stay is over it's time to move again the government wants to reopen the schools think i've got nothing in there is no way i can refuse to move i have no place of my own anymore. i have no peace of mind. and so the registration begins and these people are then sent on their way with some basic survival kits they're heading for a place known as the chief's camp but there's little in the way of comfort there they're all homeless with no possessions surrounded by floodwaters and there's no sign of what's going to happen next this camp may have the advantage of being on higher ground but it's a small hill top space is limited and it's overcrowded already the people have had to go elsewhere it's getting really bad for them while the weather is still wet and
their conditions of got worse. they have to get wood to support the top pullens they've been given the to do is sell shelters and there are no facilities here yet for the moment the nearest source of drinking water is a want to a round trip away by forte and it means wading through these floods no bombs know how. long. the local chief has orders to reopen schools on monday but admits facilities for the displaced place yet what do they have it's not enough about toilets about what it's not good. these resilient people are remarkably tolerant some accept the education of their children must come first but at what cost in terms of hardship and health risk.
i say about what we are suffering it would be better to have this elderly defined. it's difficult now moved back and forth you never know you might be more. uncertainty like the rain clouds hangs over these people andrew simmons al-jazeera khalifi county in kenya. why is big island remains on high alert as lava continues to spew from its killer way a volcano the island has been rocked by a series of strong earthquakes and nearly two thousand people have been forced to flee their homes but on a hong reports. for five days hawaii's big island has been rattled by hundreds of earthquakes and then three major trim is over a three hour period the biggest a magnitude six point nine all. the seismic activity began on monday when the crater floor of the pool or a volcanic cone on the cool the way it started to collapse lava flowed into newly
created underground chambers that lava along with rocks and toxic gas is now being spewed into the year and coming up through the years if the the stay active for a short period. wane and the start of the killer wears one of the world's most deck to volcanoes vulcanologists say it was never a question of when but where the volcano might erupt what's different this time is that a new fissure is a period much further down the mountain the challenge with this activity is the fact that it occurred in a populated area now the question is will it stay in that area will it move to another part of the part of the volcano and how long will it last. officials ordered at least seven thousand five hundred people to leave their homes including everyone in the town apart for we have a new one. and it isn't the best in the development of this residence a
familiar with the dangers four years ago killer ways lava flow stopped just short of the town. experts say the guesses and highly toxic but while the lever is dangerous it's slow moving that means people will have time to escape even for those who did get close to it but buildings can't be moved and homes have already been destroyed. killer where has been erupting on and off for thirty five years experts say it's difficult to predict how long this eruption will last but they're insisting they'll do whatever is necessary no measure the disruption to keep people safe made in honde out of syria or rob reynolds joins us live now from lonnie estates close to the lava flow good to see you again rob is the volcano still actively erupting or is the danger now for the receding. it's very much so actively erupting in jonah you know this is the middle of the
zone that has been evacuated this is as far as we can get to where the lava has been coming up out of the earth you could see behind me roadblock that's been set up with hawaii national guard there talking to people who want to get in there keeping people from getting in to danger and they've been getting people out of danger as well and just a couple of hours ago over in this direction a new fissure erupted in the earth it's in the trees there for very obvious reasons we're not allowed to get very close to it but it has opened up another vent of lava and lava was shooting into the air along with the toxic gases like sulfur dioxide so there is very much a still a danger here the fortunate thing jonah is that this is a lightly populated area it's not near than the nearest large town on this big
island which is hilo population less than fifty thousand so it is at the moment under control that said how local people dealing with it row because that must have been a kind of inevitability to this most men. it's has been happening for more than thirty years you know normally the mountain is spewing lava but it goes through these submarine chambers and winds up in the ocean so it does not affect people's property or lives or livelihood but now that's all shifted the mountain is capricious no one exactly knows what it's going to do next so people here have become sort of inured to that they know that there is there are risks in living in a tropical paradise like this and they accepted one man told me i respect the mountain i don't fear it but i do have a great deal of respect for it rob runnels live for us close to the still erupting
killer volcano in hawaii thank you. now francis he'd have us president don't trump of the comments he made at the national rifle association on friday trump suggested the twenty fifteen attacks in paris could have been prevented if the country didn't have such strict gun laws they were brutally killed by a small group of terrorists then. they took their time out and gun then down one by one wound come over here. come over here blow but if you want to employ. we're just want take had a gun. or if you want in this room had been there was going. to record. the terrorists would have been shot. from says
demanded the memory of the victims be respected i did joe castro reports from dallas. speaking before members of the national rifle association on friday u.s. president donald trump made some statements that certainly upset the french government he said that france has the toughest gun laws in the world and indicated that because of those laws victims of the twenty fifteen terrorist attack in paris were not able to fight back one hundred thirty people were killed in those attacks and trump said quote if one person had had a gun that the terrorists would have fled the president then went on to pantomime the action of pulling the trigger and ending at people as the attackers did now those statements problematic on multiple levels but just one factual issue the tacker is in paris where several people and some of them were wearing suicide vests and we're not just mass shooters now france did respond on saturday with
a statement from the foreign ministry i'll read some of it it goes on to say france expresses its firm disapproval of president trump's remarks and calls for respect for the memory of the victims each country freely defines its own laws in the field of carrying firearms france is proud to be a safe country where the acquisition and possession of firearms is strictly regulated those words coming from the french foreign ministry are remarkable rebuke coming from the u.s. his closest ally in europe and on the heels of the first state visit made to the white house the invitees of that visit of course none other than french president emmanuel macron and to have those words delivered in rebuke of trump's stance on guns is just a highlighting the gap between the american policy on guns and that of the rest of the developed world. the u.s. navy as reactivated its second fleet to patrol the north atlantic ocean in the face
of increased russian aggression the fleet was disbanded in two thousand and eleven attack as a cost saving measure after playing a key role in the mediterranean and north atlantic during the cold war dynasty broke as more. the u.s. navy says its second fleet will be back in commission this summer operating out of norfolk virginia the fleet which was eliminated in a cost cutting move seven years ago is being reestablished to counter what the pentagon calls a rising throughout from russia at a ceremony in norfolk on friday admiral john richardson chief of naval operations said our national defense makes it clear that we are back in an era of great power competition as the security environment continues to grow more challenging and complex. russia's navy has stepped up patrols in the atlantic and both russia and nato have been building up forces in eastern europe at levels not seen in decades while russia has fewer ships than it did during the height of the cold
war u.s. officials are especially concerned about its expanded submarine fleet and increased presence in the atlantic ocean but one military expert sees this more as saber rattling than an outright threat of war i think what the russians will do is probably over time react with more submarines operating in the atlantic more messages to us that beware but i think that this will be kept at a relatively low level and i really don't see a huge escalation or any escalation proceeding from these actions the u.s. second fleet will be responsible for an area extending halfway across the atlantic and will include a staff of more than two hundred die in us to brooke al-jazeera emanuel mccrone has wrapped up his visit to new caledonia by attending a memorial marking thirty years since the hostage crisis on an island in november the french territory will vote in a referendum on whether to split from france but i'm told i'm just there of the
reconciliation and his visit needed to come first and rid thomas' reports now from new caledonia. there are a few places more remote than the island of emanuel macro came here to make a point that he's prepared to travel anywhere literally and politically in the name of reconciliation we are at six months from the river and i'm and i just wanted to first of all revert to the sometimes very difficult past we had this vision here in of a our and i don't know were thirty years ago we had a very very definite there was a lot of victims so it's very important to reconcile everybody which is a precondition of a fair return i'm. going to be sure that this of and i'm going to be organizing the perfect way which would be the case and does a concert of the united nation with cert i want to convey as well as ambition of france in the region macro is the first french president ever to visit there where in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight political violence killed more than
twenty people after losing what they saw as a rigged referendum on independence a group of pro independent indigenous cannot command stormed a police station killing for placement and taking more than twenty others hostage for two weeks the policemen were held in a cave before france's government sent in soldiers they freed the hostages killing nineteen of those the french government called terrorists in the process. patricia dno his brother was one of those killed on may the fifth nine hundred eighty eight she's marked the day every year since his grave which has become a memorial to the cannick victims. thirty years on they are still scars we want justice to be down i hope that michael makes a big just to feel that they did not die in vain people on saturday president joined commemorations meeting family members of those on both sides who died this is the most significant part of president micron's trip thirty years after the
events of the late night and eighty's he's told people here that he wants to open a new chapter three french government and the peace. don't you tell us. the violence of the one nine hundred eighty s. led to a peace process which both sides agreed would lead ultimately to another referendum that's what's happening finally in november magro wants to ensure that this time independent supporters see the vote as credible after britain leaves the european union france will be the only e.u. country with territory in the pacific mycroft thinks that will give his country is strategic aid to the region but keeping this specific target treat peacefully within france comes first andrew thomas al jazeera new caledonia. well president mackerel may be making waves around the globe but back at home he isn't as popular tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of paris to protest against their leader one year into his presidency they carried anti mccrone
placards and effigies of the former investment banker the protesters are critical of his economic program which they say favors the rich and still to come on this al-jazeera news hour there in lebannon ahead of the first parliamentary elections in nine years but will a new electoral system bring big change. and in sport an english rider shows up below pulls ahead of the spanish moto g.p. . hello the remains of the april heatwave is pretty widespread and five days ago in europe east here in the east of europe has been eaten into as it has been everywhere else by the latest of the cold fronts as it's brought rain in and change
of temperature some cloud from the atlantic so we're back down to really normal conditions now those normal conditions will prevail over night was showers around the balkans for greece and turkey and the circulation the western med slowly improving other words the wind is lightning the showers not as widespread as the have been the last couple of days and in fact the warmth is increasing in western europe twenty four to twenty seven against the british isles about the same as the remnants here in romania where the rest of europe is just recovering having dropped ten degrees it's starting to warm slowly get on that massive green he's going to be i think a big mass of thunderstorms and heavy showers from remaining through greece still into turkey probably macedonia as well remaining showers in southern france just that if you want rings under storms but that feels a bit more like spring the weather by this time should have improved on the north coast of algeria tunisia the wind is lighter no showers around because the difference in temperature in carbon as one twenty seven in cairo but the breeze brings forty six to us one.
going green bacteria in a bar a tree in super heated gas escaping from the book and it was in iceland this is really the heart of basin in the french what happened to experiments both exploring and klinefelter by did look at how counter the impacts of climate change the science of capturing count the new thing named sap and the guy in the congo back my maintained and why does happen tend to tag no more knowledge is zero. also one of our biggest strengths that we talk to normal everyday people we get them to tell their stories and doing that really reveals the truth people are still gathered outside these gates waiting for any information most of them don't know whether their loved ones are alive or dead or miami really is a place were two worlds meet we can get to washington d.c. in two hours we can get so on join us in the rest of central america about the same
time but more importantly why those two cultures north and south america beats us to teach it's a very important place for al-jazeera to be. welcome back time for a quick look at our top stories russian police have detained opposition leader alexina valmy at a protest ahead of president vladimir putin's inauguration more than a thousand demonstrators were arrested across the country. at least four people have been killed in violence in indian administered kashmir a civilian died from his injuries after being run over by an indian security vehicle. the u.a.e. could be removed from the saudi led coalition in yemen after it deployed forces to
a yemeni island without consulting the exiled government that's according to a senior yemeni official speaking to the associated press. now lebanon will hold its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade on sunday there are three point six million registered voters eligible to choose from nearly six hundred candidates vying for one hundred twenty eight seats the current political system and the division of seats was decided after the end of the fifteen year civil war equally dividing seats among muslims and christians the president must be a maronite christian the prime minister a sunni muslim and the speaker a shia muslim voters will basically cost two votes one for a candidate list and one for their favorite candidate on that list but with the country still divided along sectarian lines there is little hope of major political change in the hollow reports from beirut. it will be the first parliamentary
election in nearly a decade repeatedly. electoral law was agreed proportional representation has replaced winner takes all system but some are. benefiting the ruling political class who have been forging unlikely electoral alliances just to stay in power. to increase. the new law is supposed to give a chance to first time hopefuls but breaking the establishment decades long hold on power is not. the problem. just. as. the only parties that formed a joint. at a national level they have long dominated the political landscape but they are
facing opposition from within limited but a challenge nevertheless and that is why hezbollah has been campaigning hard. one things will change prime minister will lose seats because of the way districts are carved out but he is expected to be the new leader with the biggest bloc in parliament he does however face opposition from within his community with some blaming him for not taking a hardline stance against the iranian backed. christian candidates are also battling for leadership of their community the poll term and their popularity a few years before they vie for the presidency
a post reserved. and the pros. and the. military. has been shelved for the time. politicians have been focusing instead on securing their power if they hope to bring about a new generation of leaders that likely will not happen there may be some changes within parliament but there is a general. says that these elections will not usher in major changes to the political landscape. there else is into table. well this election will also see the most women candidates eighty six in total competing for those one hundred twenty eight legislative seats and joining me live on skype to talk about that from robert
is francesca fabric she's analysis of the european policy center thanks for joining us how big a shift are significant a shift in lebanese politics is this the entry of women significantly into the race well certainly the number of female candidates indicates that there is there an effort from the part of women and from the political tide is doing well down in the political race but in terms of actual outcome and duplicity. and receiving seats we need seats in the new parliament then there will not lead to a major chains either. especially because we don't use systemic. differentiable that we didn't lose they are not pleased that we did the least in a way where they would be able to gain seats in single constituencies and why do
you think that is is that something to do with the sort of overarching patriarchal values of society in lebannon. yes that has to do with that and also with. the difficulty are really engaging women in into the political sphere also related to depression aca society and also because. many of these disparities still are so where and families based so many of the candidates. that are coming from these traditional and dynasties and mainly me and one is to train to do imagine in order for women to become more acceptable as political faces and presumably also in the workplace beyond politics whether there there are efforts already
many n.g.o.s and activists have been advocating and trying to involve women as matters personal in the political sphere and of course there are bottlenecks related to the to that but you are kind of society but at the same time do now there are candidates compared to the last time indicates that day. going to only we to do so. do we. in we train stands activists. in blogging trying to independent independent. and loving women that have also been active. in this human society and that is certainly a way they can. be pretty close yet and in general of course. n.g.o.s. employ the many.
and against my own incentive. from good families here and my to society there is certainly a natural. that is being made and. stored it next election. ok thank you for that francesco fabric talking about women's rights in politics in levanon speaking to us from robert in morocco many thanks thank you now on al-jazeera investigation has found that hundreds of mexicans have undergone experimental and i'm regulated medical procedures by the country's flagship neurological institute over a fourteen year period the patients were fitted with a device meant to drain fluid from the brain but in some cases it made patients conditions much worse john holdren who's part one of this al-jazeera investigation . oaten it's painful for you lender to look back at the time before she was
hit by hydrocephalus a debilitating condition in which excess fluid builds up in the brain it's left with massive headaches and speech problems. everything changed because i was a sports woman before i spent twenty years doing sports and i sold clothing everything and that she hoped that an operation at mexico's flagship institute for neurology and neurosurgery would help her but what she didn't know was that doctors would hope with an experimental and the north arised device. and not just her four hundred seventy three other patients who went to the facility were also implanted they were essentially guinea pigs in an unofficial trial carried out over a period of fourteen years they never asked me anything before operating they said something to my husband but never that they were going to do an experiment.
three doctors working at the institute at the time spoke to al-jazeera it all said that like you learned the nearly five hundred patients weren't told the device was unauthorized nor nobody's case file included an informed consent about the experimental nature of the device not one of. the national institute has refused to clarify if patients were informed or not but we got access to six patient falls this is what's key to all of this the medical consent form in one of the cases and it's very general it doesn't mention that this is an experimental device that hasn't been authorized by the health ministry. but that's not all the three doctors out zero talk to say the device was simply a tube that relied on gravity to drain away fluid from the brain down to the stomach area and that relying on gravity meant that if a patient lay down it would flow back other devices used valves to stop that.
it's just a tube it's technology from the fifty's it doesn't represent any sort of progress. by a publish studies the inventor of the two claimed it's precisely calculated diameter did regulate flow and stop fluid going back to the brain even when patients were reclined he said it worked better than valve eula devices. doctors told us several patients had to have the device replaced but it's unclear how many suffered from any ill effects the names of those implanted have been released a many came from poor remote communities isn't really. it's a problem especially with patients without much money they feel ok and they go there last. year learned that was able to have another device fitted several years ago but their health continues to worsen at this point hopes of getting better or for justice a fading john home and how does it or mexico city and john has more from
mexico in the second part of his his special al jazeera investigation he explores how such unregulated practices were allowed to be carried out and discovers the consequences for all involved that's on al-jazeera on sunday. after decades of financial crisis and political corruption found in armenia are struggling to cope with everyday life with unemployment continuing to rise one in three children is living in poverty but the following but following the protests that led to the resignation last month of the country's prime minister there is hope that the things might change natasha guy name reports from more on the financial hardship many armenians are facing. it's dark there are electrical wires haphazardly strong and it smells like sewage this is the hallway of a one nine hundred sixty s. dormitory built for construction workers where impoverished families with no other
options now live on this morning social workers are paying a visit to retouch nizer yachts each family members are packed into this apartment with a makeshift kitchen on the balcony the grandmother has lived behind these four crumbling walls for twenty seven years but she says this is hardly a home. state isn't just the only shoe but also my have i have diabetes i don't sleep at nights there's no space to walk and i pace back and forth my legs hit to bed chairs table thinking. this community lives in the shadow of the mets a more nuclear power plant a lack of jobs is keeping several generations rooted in this place they desperately want to leave. poverty and a stagnant economy drove protesters into the streets over the last several weeks the world bank says almost thirty percent of armenians live below the poverty line
the official unemployment rate is twenty percent but experts say it's much higher. social worker. fillion says the government provides meager assistance to armenia is poor and corruption has pushed them to the margins of society. everything child is living in poverty and is the interval every child is a family we don't have enough social workers for them and every hundred thousand people is not one full time social worker. some of his grandchildren join the government protests that led to the resignation of the prime minister she says she wants to have hope but wonders how much change a new government will bring must bear that on how we told the regional authorities to have problems and they said if you look at our problems you would come and they
say we have to cry for them instead of them crying they are not even helping to leave nothing for another yacht's the present can only be improved at her family's future secured by one thing the opportunity to live in what she calls a real home. al-jazeera met some more. iran's president has criticised a ban on a popular messaging application hasan rouhani says blocking the telegram is the opposite of democracy it was banned earlier this week by the conservative run judiciary state television says it was to protect national security iran has been considering the news since january when protests over the economy spread across the country official say some of those rallies were organized using telegram. the unveiling of a statue of karl marx's sparked celebrations and protests in the german city of
trio the bronze statue marks two hundred years since the philosopher's birth it was a gift from china whose ruling party says it's carrying on marxist communist legacy the unveiling saw protests against human rights abuses in china marx remains a controversial figure especially among germans who lived under the soviet union's communist government after the second world war. a fight has broken out on the korean border after a prominent director from the north was stopped from sending anti pyongyang leaflets park sang hack who was trying to send thirty thousand leaflets across the border using balloons he says north korean leader kim jong doesn't support efforts for reunification despite his historic meeting with the south korean counterpart moon jay in last week dozens of locals joined police in stopping him releasing the balloons. nasa is sending a robotic geologist to mars to explore deeper inside the planet than ever before
the mars inside lander launched from california in the first into a planetary mission to ever take off from the west coast of the u.s. christmas a looming ripple for later it's a mission to deepen our understanding of the red planet quite literally once nasa is mars in sight lands it will send probes deep under the surface not just to find out more about that world but also our own mars is geologically similar to earth what's different is that it's relatively unchanged since its formation something scientists hope will provide clues as to how the earth formed after the big bang we want to understand what happened in those first few ticks of the clock on the earth that evidence has been mostly erased. instrument point but that's not all the mars insights to your mission will also use seismometers like these to measure quakes on the planet and in a first experiment of its kind the mars insight will be trying out new satellite
technology called cube sat two briefcase sized satellites will break off from the insite shortly after take off and follow it to mars but stay in orbit while it does its work below if they can still transmit the data back to earth it's thought they could revolutionize satellite use its nasa is first interplanetary mission to be launched from a base other than florida's cape canaveral but after saying goodbye the scientists will have to wait six months before insight reaches its target and is able to dig deep into the red planet kristen salumi al-jazeera. nasa space x. dragon cargo spacecraft has returned safely to earth from the international space station the supply ship was released by a robotic arm earlier on saturday and splashed down in the pacific ocean a few hours later it was carrying nearly eight hundred kilograms of experiments and equipment well still to come on al-jazeera this news hour
a fourteen year drought is over for the new championship champions of russian football. the birth of the zionist movement. and the establishment of a jewish homeland in palestine the crucial battle of the early stages was simply getting jews into palestine at any cost hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes. seventy years on al-jazeera tells the history of what palestinians call the catastrophe.
al-jazeera. you every year. to doto dot com now with touch on it is standing by with the sport thank you very much legendary football manager alex ferguson has undergone emergency surgery after being rushed to hospital his former club manchester united issued a statement saying salix ferguson is on took on surgery today for a brain haemorrhage the procedure has gone very well but he needs the parea to have
intensive care to his recovery his family requests privacy in this matter. ferguson as the most successful manager in british football history he was in charge of money united for almost twenty seven years leading them to thirty eight trophies the seventy six year old retired from management in twenty thirty. you know only just got a whisper that early on i was hoping i wasn't sure but you know i wish him all of us. soon as i possibly can. obviously and there's extremely serious when i think you saw him down didn't even send his his own game done cassaday and that officially from the mansion are change. rish obviously have a brain hemorrhage or brain bleed so. good arms are now the operation is a major success because. of the fact as
a personal friend that. you know he has a full recovery. it's the penultimate weekend in the english premier league but with the title already guaranteed to be heading manchester city's way the focus is on the battle for survival up the bottom west brom and short they could still avoid relegation with a dramatic win over taught them anything short of a victory would have seen the baggies go down but jake livermore struck in the ninety first minute as they downed spurs one nil the result means the fourth place tottenham on get guaranteed a place in next season's champions league west picked up a crucial victory at leicester southampton live to fight another day off the jury with everton stoke city all going down to the second to the last two one to crystal palace it means that out of the premier league for the first time in ten years. is that the motion of the games is still my mood. is still there so it's difficult to
answer. probably when you answer but i'm good for everybody the book club support was a little bit because of there's a blowing club. liberal do we release to new to is a bit overly burden of us too. so here's what bout all means three will go down we know one of those will be stoke that leaves five teams who's still on face west huddersfield and so on the and west brom huddersfield faith man city on sunday eventers are a step closer to a seventh successive italian title they came from behind scoring three second half goals to beat by a long of three one including on saturday eventis could be crowned champions on sunday that's if to you know beat second place not bully who is seven points behind . the melbourne victory is celebrating a record fourth australian a league title they be newcastle jets in a controversial grand final at his home and reports. the city of new
console north of sydney hosted the pinnacle of a strongly in football for the first time. their take on the jets and finished by costa bobby russa's with the strike for the melbourne victory but it wasn't without controversy there were media planes of offside but the goal stuart the jets had sixty four percent of possession in the first half but were frustrated by victory goalkeeper lawrence thomas who was the game's biggest star was he was also involved in a nasty incident in the dying stages copping a boot to the face from roy donovan the irish strike a lashing out in the ninety second minute he received a red card fifty staff it the open victory wouldn't allow it to sour them celebration. the old one new way of ensuring
a full time to entertain seasons for the team conj by kevin muscat. then now the more successful team in elite history. elease home an al-jazeera. if the opening weekend of the champions league across africa defending champions without katha blanka played out a one one draw with the mamelodi sundowns who pinched the south african premier league title last weekend and the other games on saturday togolese deputies as poor were beaten two one by one of guinea and out gerri's yes the taif with russia for won by t.p.m. as m.b.a. from the democratic republic of congo. cycling now and italian rider viviana has taken the second stage at the judo the tally at the fast three stages of the race taking place in israel and viviane and finish the one hundred sixty seven kilometer leg from haifa to tel aviv in under four hours for one dennis
hopefully to pink jersey the australian taking it from dutch while champion thomas to milan who won the opening stage in jerusalem and that is all the ball found joiners. touchdown of thanks very much but don't forget as ever you can find much more on all our stories on the web site w w w dot al-jazeera dot com and that is it for this news hour and for the team here in london but to stay with us there'll be another bulletin of the day's news just ahead.
sixty seven words that spelled promise for one people. but disaster and not. the pledge to be establishment of a jewish homeland at the expense of the palestinians. the story of the british declaration that changed the middle east balfour's seeds of discord on al-jazeera. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to the real people. with the most vocal billion people in the world production is under increasing strain kingly place with a growing global population al-jazeera is environmental solutions program discovers
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