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what this man was searching for his pregnant daughter i'm going to meet you kind of . my daughter lived here but nobody has found her that's why we're here struggling to find her her husband of thirteen family members living with them and they're also missing. hundreds of people from the town of san miguel last lattes are still missing but with the meters thick layer of ash and mud carpeting much of the town the hope of finding survivors is gone now the question is how to prevent more disasters like this one is demonstrate that no more so i mean i mean there's a lot of folk can admit to that has built up we calculate is around fifteen to twenty kilometers with this material this material needs to come out and the more material accumulates it will also have to come out this is a recipient to disaster this tragedy has brought guatemalans together in a country beset by natural disasters uncertainty about the future is one feeling
shared by all david mercer al-jazeera. coming up in the next fifteen minutes. trying to stop a government crackdown by staging a national strike plus. to each of you and to the muslims around the world ramadan will barak. present donald trump locks in the holy month of ramadan the gift. that everyone's happy there. hell it may not be the official start of the japanese wet season but we've seen rain run off the last month or so and this latest street doesn't look particularly dangerous the heaviest rain actually has been the southern small island so fine looking whether in tokyo twenty eight degrees or lot of cloud around suggesting
increased humidity winds winds and all that strong and we've seen recently a drop in temperature running through beijing still thirty four units on friday we will drop to something like twenty eight as the shower start to show up on saturday same time rain is trying to edge back in but the real rain one the reasons not been so which in japan has been further south tucked into the seasonal line here it's a spinach of course but which is given a huge amount right in heinen two hundred fifty millimeters now that's the high nand there is more to come in gone door and hunan disick elation still visible so hong kong you'll still be involved the rain still falling here humid and where the light expand she stretches up to shanghai leaving actually areas to the west much of the drive to get towards sichuan and the vietnamese border and across in myanmar where of course it is raining heavily at the moment heavy rain seems likely still in the philippines has been the case the last two days but such as through borneo and java it's a largely dry picture. a
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hello again you're watching al-jazeera answer on monday of our top stories this hour and overcrowded smugglers boaters capsized in the gulf of aden killing at least forty six people by gratian agency says the group of mostly ethiopians was on its way to gammon and elsewhere hoping to find what. afghanistan's president has announced a temporary ceasefire with the taliban kind siding with the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan but there's no word from the armed groups about whether or not they've agreed to it. and the united nations wants human rights to be on the agenda at the twelfth of june summit between u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un says more prisoners should be released as a goodwill gesture. i want to show you that north korea will want to discuss is the economy investors believe that could be prosperous times ahead if things go well in singapore could hide the reports. all eyes are on singapore for next week's
kim summit but what comes after the handshakes and the photos. is a singapore based international investment expert he conducted a business workshop in north korea three years ago it was done through the nonprofit group chosen exchange that has been operating in pyongyang for several years he thinks that if and when north korea reach integrates into the global market it will act as the world's cheapest factory but the process will take years and its biggest ally china will benefit the most there is no other place in the war like north korea by the finnish would be the cheapest place that is would be extremely low or so they would be anxious and maybe for the chinese to produce. that he sees north korea's path to be similar to that of one of its asian neighbors to the south we can see the case of myanmar for example where sanctions have belief that sole companies can operate in the country but so far the main box in that remains china. difficult to operate and that. meant
while china has a huge head start as an investment in trading partner with north korea some other nations are well positioned including the summit's host singapore has maintained diplomatic relations with north korea since one thousand nine hundred seventy five and the nation had been a trading partner with north korea but suspended trade and stopped issuing work permits one tougher un sanctions were imposed occupying prime real estate in central singapore just around the corner from parliament the north korean embassy occupies a few floors in this nondescript building on the heels of meeting u.s. secretary of state mike in washington singapore's foreign minister vivian is in pyongyang this week for an official visit he said having the summit in singapore shows his country is trusted as an honest moderator and the meeting is a contribution to world peace but we won't know until next week just how big or small this contribution might be nor how long it will be before the promises of
more prosperous north korea can take hold it's got harder al-jazeera singapore. of us has sent two more employees home from his concert in the chinese city of joe as believe they've fallen victim to so-called sonic attacks similar to last year's cases in cuba france louis has more from beijing. this case could turn out to be more serious than previously thought a u.s. medical team is currently in the southern city of joe to conduct screenings on american government workers and those workers who've been sent home from china had complained of the same symptoms suffered by their colleagues in cuba including hearing loss headaches and nausea and those diplomats in the families in cuba were later diagnosed with showing signs of minor brain trauma including concussions and all had complained of hearing strange disturbing noises before the symptoms started and it's not yet known what's causing these illnesses and theories have ranged from sonic attacks to toxins the u.s.
state department has now set up a task force to look into these as yet unexplained health incidents affecting u.s. embassy staff china has said it's not been formally notified of these latest cases and that it will investigate if asked to it had said regarding the first case read involving an american staffer who had already been sent home last month that it had investigated and it found no explanation for the case person supreme court says northern ireland strict abortion laws are incompatible with human rights but the organization that brought the case to the court calling for the laws to change and doesn't have the right to do so paul brennan has been following that case at the supreme court in london as and as this update. most observers expected the judges to come down one way or the other in relation to the compatibility of northern ireland's abortion laws with human rights legislation but in fact what the judges
decided was that the human rights commission in northern ireland didn't actually have the jurisdiction to bring the case in the first place but that said it was very interesting to see that the supreme court judges felt the issues so compelling and so important that they decided to look up anyway despite the fact that the commission didn't have jurisdiction on the majority of those judges decided even though it's not legally binding they decided that the human rights law is not compatible with abortion as particularly in relation to fatal fetal syndrome unborn children have a syndrome it's simply not possible for them to survive. but those people who are campaigning for women's rights so that they will now launch a petition in belfast for a formal declaration of compatibility not withstanding what happened here at the supreme court to this this issue is not going away any time soon. spain's king has sworn in a new cabinet dominated by women in fact it is the highest proportion of female
ministers in the european history. has appointed eleven women to top posts including deputy prime minister economy and justice amongst the men as a former astronaut the science minister sanchez was sworn in on saturday after paul and ousted his predecessor. in a no confidence vote united nations has warned of a significant escalation in arrests interrogations and detentions in egypt as part of an ongoing crackdown against activist bloggers and journalists critical of the president and the fattah el-sisi was reelected in march when ninety seven percent of the vote on wednesday opposition figures who called for a boycott of the election say that ramadan policy in cairo was a touch. of horses. leaders from the g seven countries are heading to canada for a meeting that could be difficult for us present donald trump as decisions to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal and impose tariffs on u.s. allies including the e.u.
countries canada and others a causing a deep rift in the group john hendren reports from quebec city the gathering of world leaders was supposed to be is celebration but instead of highlighting the global economic expansion the talk at this year's g.'s evans summit is all about averting the trade. the great disruptor donald trump in his america first agenda levying tariffs of twenty five percent on steel and ten percent on aluminum coming from allies in canada mexico and europe the trouble ministration has managed to alienate systematically almost all of the allies who would be involved in this so canada mexico the european union or new additions it's going to be a tense meeting i would imagine canada's prime minister displayed a diplomatic anger and announced retaliatory sanctions somehow this is insulting to them the idea that the canadian steel that's in military military vehicles in the united states the canadian aluminum that makes your your fighter
jets is somehow now a threat the idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the united states is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable. europe's leaders are also irate and threatening sanctions on a litany of iconic american products from levi's jeans to kentucky bourbon to harley davidson motorcycles. all made in the republican states trump needs to keep his party in control of congress in this year's midterm elections instead of celebrating their usual unity diplomats from seven of the world's largest economies are scrambling for common ground there was consensus under trump's predecessor barack obama on iran and climate change now there's a budding trade war that threatens to turn allies into adversary but some analysts expect a last minute agreement to avert an escalating trade conflict it's mostly done for posturing and because trump sees this as part of his base is
particular the swing voters in midwestern states that got him elected and he wants to show or pretend that he's doing something but again i don't think these tariffs will stick with it a family photo of world leaders that traditionally ends the meeting depicts an awkward alliance with the usual show of unity is largely up to the man from washington john hendren al-jazeera quebec city. this is it isn't a crack u.s. capitol according to a national strike to pressure the government to end its violent crackdown on protests says in one hundred thirty people have been killed since anti-government demonstrations began and april when over palo reports. at the busy minute gaggle would be undone open air market in my novel thousands of vendors and shop owners are preparing for an act of civil disobedience a majority of the small business owners say they will no longer pay taxes or utility bills until the government commits to ending the violence that's gripped
the country for the last six weeks though sometimes i'm off by out of the hour when we're not going to pay for electricity because that's the money the government used to pay kidnapped a thing. the land ahead is owns a shop here and is one of the organizers of the action. and money will no longer be used to move to our own people with more than twenty thousand shops and stands the middle gather is the largest open air market in central america it generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and taxes every year it lend us says the civil disobedience is the most peaceful and efficient way to protest in a way that i made a compliment actually as business owners is to apply pressure in a legal way that means declaring civil disobedience and not paying taxes. and not everyone at the market is on board with the strike some vendors here blamed the demonstrators for inciting the unrest knowing it was no way i will not participate
in the disobedience we want to take so that we can all went to a place fully. outside the market anti-government demonstrations take place every day dozens of barricades have been set up by protesters along roadways across the country donna the director of the naked eye when association of importers and export are says the longer the crisis drags on the harsher the impact will be on the overall economy is. why if this conflict continues into the end of the year economic growth will probably drop but a percentage points this would potentially mean more the nine hundred million dollars in losses political unrest has spilled into some of nicaragua's most popular holiday destinations damaging the country's most important source of revenue tourism the government accuses right wing activists of infiltrating the protest movement in order to destabilize the government experts say it is still too soon to determine the impact of the unrest has had on commerce construction and
tourism but they do agree that every day the conflict drags on is another step backwards for the people of mine read up on. my one. i. president donald trump is rhetoric and policies have inflamed many muslims hosts of his first if done to the white house to celebrate ramadan and a separate report on the reaction. at the white house wednesday night president donald trump and guests observe the muslim tradition of breaking a day long fast during ramadan by sharing a meal tonight we give thanks for the renewed bonds of friendship and cooperation we have forged with our valued part is from all across the middle east the white house would say who received these forty invitations but the council on american islamic relations said none of their members got one how can we say no to that so they held a counter dinner across the street in lafayette park it's not an american muslim
advance and really it just shows that the same ministration is not willing to reach out to american muslims. president trump's contentious relationship with the muslim community began during his campaign and deteriorated immediately after taking office with a series of travel bans that targeted muslim majority countries. e.g. . the proposed ban sparked protests and outrage in cities across america the us supreme court will soon begin hearing legal challenges to them last year president drew additional criticism for being the first president in recent history to break the tradition of inviting muslim leaders to the white house during ramadan the koran teaches that islam is a commitment to live in peace hillary clinton as first lady hosted the first holiday dinner in one thousand nine hundred ninety six as a way of reaching out to the muslim world both presidents george bush and barack
obama continue the tradition in honoring these familiar values together of peace and charity and forgiveness we affirm that whatever our faith we're all one family . president trump did strike a more conciliatory note with the muslim community last month when he extended a greeting at the beginning of ramadan but some muslims wish the president would extend that kind of geniality to his policies dion estabrook al-jazeera washington . and watching al-jazeera these are top stories and overcrowded people smugglers but it has capsized off the coast of yemen killing at least forty six refugees and migrants un's migration agency says the group of mostly ethiopians was on its way to yemen and elsewhere hoping to find work the problem is it because migration is
managed very well and it's being controlled by us muggers but you end up with people being exploited so what we're seeing is the fruits of exploitation due to a very only unequal world frankly i mean we were talking about poverty stream poverty in one part of world youth unemployment and you know great riches not too far away so this is not surprising that people want to try and support the families . afghanistan's president has announced a temporary ceasefire with the taliban coinciding with the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan but there's no word yet from the armed group there's been much more violence in recent months with dozens of ak attacks against civilians and security forces the government says operations will continue against other groups like eisel. the u.n. says human rights must be on the agenda at a summit between u.s. president donald trump and the north korean leader next week. thomas is calling for
the release of prisoners and says too many north koreans don't have adequate access to food and ten million people relying on aid mostly welcome north korea's release of three u.s. citizens last month he said hundreds more prisoners should be freed as a gesture of goodwill. jordan's the prime minister says he's closer to withdrawing contentious tax changes that have sparked days of protest demonstrations forced the previous prime is the step down earlier this week says he hopes to have a a vision on the reforms by the end of the say. and spain's king has sworn in a new cabinet is one that's dominated by women is the highest proportion of female ministers in europe's history prime minister petra sanchez his appointees eleven women to top posts including deputy prime minister economy and justice six men have been chosen including a former astronaut who would be a science minister those are your headlines more news on al-jazeera of the inside
story. stop separating migrant children from their parents that want to come to the u.s. government that says entering the country without proper documents should not be a crime bob that will that mean for a president who wants to build a border this is inside story. and welcome to the program on the soprano the u.n. has the trumpet ministration to immediately stop separating migrant children from
their families at its border with mexico it said on tuesday that the practice was a serious violation of international law but the u.s. is the only country in the world that has not ratified the un convention on the rights of the child and has recently adopted as zero tolerance policy with undocumented migrants hundreds of children who cross the southern border have been held in custody since october and followed an executive order issued by the president the u.s. defends its policy by saying it's a way to stop illegal immigration most of the people who arrive at its southern border are from guatemala el salvador and honduras the violence and drug trafficking a common well this is what the un's human rights office had to say there is nothing normal about detaining children as a detention is never in the best interest of the child. and always constitutes a child rights violation. on this being a criminal offense as i said this should be entry into
a country without the right peepers should at most be an administrative offense and it certainly does not warrant jailing children or washington has reacted strongly it's un on war nikki haley said once again the united nations shows its hypocrisy by calling out the united states while it ignores the reprehensible human rights records of several members of its own human rights council while the high commission his office ignorantly attacks the united states with words the united states leads the world with its actions like providing more humanitarian assistance to global conflict than any other nation neither the united nations nor anyone else will dictate how the united states upholds its borders well let's look at some of the more controversial points and president trump's immigration policy is pledge to build a wall along the mexican border to prevent illegal crossings and drug smuggling he rolled back and immigration program introduced by former president barack obama
known as dhaka or deferred action for childhood arrivals that protect surround eight hundred thousand young undocumented immigrants from deportation and provides them work permits trampas banned nationals of six muslim majority countries from entering the united states of a what he said was security concerns he also increased the arrests of undocumented immigrants and the president has signed an executive order for a review of the so-called h. one b. visa program that brings highly skilled workers to the u.s. . well let's bring in our guests now in new york is and you know civil rights lawyer of the center for constitutional rights and washington d.c. catron film a spokeswoman for the u.s. department of homeland security under the obama administration and joining us by scott from fort worth texas is jennifer managing attorney at the refugee and immigrant center for education and legal services thank you all for joining us mr casado attorney general jeff sessions has said if you'll smuggling
a child we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law is separating these children from their parents legal no it's not. under the due process cause the supreme court has said many times that there is a fundamental liberty interest in keeping the family integrity of float i think that under the law there is only a few instances in which a child can be separated from the parent the government has to show that the parent is either on fit that the child is endangered or that it's absolutely necessary and the government can't show anything any of those here mr howard do you think the law is being upheld and if it's lost how far she's getting away with breaking it. you know it doesn't appear that. being. it's just it's the law hasn't required that you must be separated as you know that trump
administration previously wasn't separating. degree it was going on but now it's. just your tolerance. and. it's cruel and in here in maine and. we should and this is just. the catron president trump has said put pressure on the democrats to end the horrible door that separates children from their parents and that the democrats are actually responsible for this policy you worked for the department of homeland security under the obama led democratic administration what do you make of that well there is no law that that's just false it's a lie and they have and they meaning the trump and ministration has instituted this
new policy which seems like a knee jerk reaction to make their base happy but it absolutely was not well thought out and it's going to have serious repercussions what we did in the obama administration was focus our resources on the worst of the worst felons not families this policy that the obama administration has and acted on their own is their own fault and is really not well thought out it's it's horrible this is a new low in border policy well the obama administration did deport many more people and it's for a few years than the trump administration has how is what's happening now different to what happened to president obama. that's right what is happening now is they are going after the lowest hanging fruit they are just rounding up everybody they can get their hands on and that's not the way to do things what we did under the previous administration was go after the worst of the worst murderers
rapists you know the people who have actually committed a felony and that does take a time on resources and but what they're doing now is just like throwing out our net and catching whoever and that's not the way to do things it's actually public safety threat to do it this way when we focus on the criminals you get the criminals out of the country and i think that everybody can agree on that line but when you go after the dreamers those who are serving in our militaries those who are going to school and going through the immigration process the right way that's that's just not the way to do things it's inhumane and it's not in line with our american values mr how are you in texas who is arriving at the border they asylum seeker economic migrants or is that a more sort of complex mix of social and economic effect is what are you seeing.
we're overwhelmingly saying that these are asylum seekers our families playing for next year and violent countries these we have clients who are being threatened daily by gang members teenage boys threatening to be chilled if they don't join and again family members being kidnapped eaten at chelsea and we have people playing to mr i want their countries cannot justice systems aren't eclipse to protect them from domestic violence and so they really have no return to really get life or death situations and they're seeking our protection here in the united states and this policy cast is individuals as criminals that united state needs protection from but really if the reverse is a sam's curse me out and the sickness out of what are the u.s. government's obligations to protect asylum seekers how should they be going
about doing it. the united states has a long required and had an obligation to process asylum seekers at the border. the congress passed the immigration and nationality act which codified at length the statutory rights that the government has to take when someone asks for asylum stating a well founded fear of persecution moreover under international law the united states has a duty not to turn people away into a country that they fear the united states' policy here of turning people away is really unfortunate it's a human rights violation and instantiates the racial animus that is so prevalent within the administration must catch on to all those crossing that us mexico border genuine asylum seeker is is this administration determining giving them a chance to put a case for would as asylum seekers as it determine and you know what should cash
agree they fall into before dealing with them. we don't know but we do know that there are push factors in central america that are causing the arrival of these immigrants and they do deserve to be heard if they are in fear of returning to their home country they should be provided asylum and go through the judicial process what i'm hearing now that it's happening at the border is everyone is going through these mass proceedings before the courts so they don't really have the opportunity to present their case the way that the sessions policy has been enacted just doesn't actually allow them to be heard and what we do need to do is provide asylum to those who are seeking and have a credible fear and and that is in line with our american values. we've seen videos all of you know mass trials taking place with people in shackles
children or their parents made aware of the legal protections and options in the language is that something that's happening and i certainly hope so. i'm not. can be confident that that is happening but i should hope that the public defenders are giving a guy's ols to immigrants and their native language. you know we have not only stance speakers but also indigenous languages and so those needs should be met as well. but it does seem that there is a lot of confusion and people don't understand what is going on what's happening to their children whether they're going to be able to apply for us and we're hearing reports that c.b.p. customs and border patrol are discouraging immigrants for vocalized their fear
saying you're not going to win your case or yeah. you know this is it possible you can apply for that so we don't think that there is good access to justice and peace situations and it would be a very confusing picture especially for children missing this out of as of april of the seven hundred children seized from their parents in the six months previous to that more than one hundred were under the age of four what happens to them where the under four was being sent. first i'd like to highlight the psychological damage that the government is causing these children as you correctly noted many of them are toward lawyers wrestled away from the arms of their parents and i mean them literally. customs and border protection will separate parents from children per policy whether they come with their parents at the port of entry or if they cross by foot.