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best again into the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs in the final episode of sports doping the endless chase. america's top diplomat shuffles between asian capitals trying to sell the singapore summit to regional leaders. there in life and i'm martine down is also coming up. was. a divisive debate comes to a head in argentina with politicians a geezer vote on changing the abortion in. saudi arabia and the u.a.e. push on with their soul to capture yemen's largest hold ahead of a u.n.
meeting to discuss the fighting. and the countdown to russia's football world cup goes down to the final hours ahead of the opening match between names side and saudi arabia. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei is in china on the final stop of a diplomatic mission to brief regional leaders about the outcomes of the singapore summit between donald trump and kim jong un. was in seoul to reassure south korean and japanese allies about how the u.s. will guarantee that north korea will get rid of all its nuclear weapons more on that in a moment first so this talk to florence louie our correspondent who's in beijing is this going to be a hard sell then for my pompei or in china to persuade the authorities there that the singapore summit has produced some good results.
or it doesn't look like it i think the chinese have the remarks coming out from chinese officials have so far been really positive and in fact in the last couple of minutes the chinese china's foreign minister has just met the u.s. secretary of state. and he delivered some remarks being very complimentary of the u.s. saying that the u.s. at the singapore summit it's now put the issue of denuclearization of the korean peninsula back on the right right track and that this is what china has been advocating resolution through dialogue and they said this will bring in an era of peace in the region complemented or it said china he said china highly appreciates the role the u.s. has played so i think those remarks clearly indicated the chinese feel really about the events that have taken place over the last few days and they
must be particularly pleased given that they are widely credited with coming up with this freeze for freeze concept which seems very much to have been. certainly being at the case even if it's not been put in no actually been implemented yet. that's right and might pay zero did talk about that at his press conference in seoul just a couple of hours and he did said that that would be also dependent on the progress made by north korea. in terms of denuclearization but it has certainly to be said that china is emerging from the singapore when singapore summit as a winner because this is the position that china has been advocating freeze for freeze or jewel suspension where the u.s. stops its military drills with south korea that it conducts in south korea as well as in the waters off south korea in return for north korea stopping its nuclear and missile tests and some analysts have been saying have even said that it seems as if
china's vision of denuclearization on the korean peninsula is appearing dominant as a result. is the vision that the chinese vision is the vision that this singapore summit is adopting because this is what they've been advocating so you can assume that there will be a lot of good will coming from chinese officials now of course might compel you is not here just to brief the chinese about what's going on and how the process of denuclearization is going to take place he also has to make sure that he's got the the u.s. have got chinese support especially when it comes to enforcing sanctions and the trumpet ministration believes that it was u.s. tougher u.n. sanctions that really brought the north koreans to the table that forced north korea to stop its nuclear and missile test to off south korea and all of branch events that eventually led to the singapore summit and post summit u.s.
officials have been absolutely clear that these sanctions these tough the u.n. sanctions have to remain in place so that they've also got to make sure that the chinese are on board with that because china has while china shares a border with north korea there's a lot of trait that goes on between those borders ninety percent of north korea's trade is with china so they've got to make sure that china is on board. fine thank you very much indeed florence that we live in beijing well before we went to china he was in south korea let's hear now from our correspondent wayne hay. after the hype of the summit with the sworn enemy came the explanation to the allies america's top diplomat mike pompei i met with south korean president in seoul before a trilateral meeting with the foreign ministers of south korea and japan which provided an opportunity to show unity on the issue of north korea the u.s. alliances with these two countries are absolutely ironclad the declaration signed
by u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un in singapore was vague there was no detail about how denuclearization will be achieved north korean state media suggested that the two leaders had agreed to similar taney s actions suggesting pyongyang could be rewarded along the way michael says that's not the case thanks and you cannot take place until such time as we have demonstrated that north korea has been completely immune of course despite not being told in advance south korea's foreign minister says donald trump's decision to unilaterally end joint military exercises wasn't discussed in detail in thursday's meeting north korea believes the drills are a rehearsal for an invasion but the united states and its allies have always said that defense of japan says it's been assured by the u.s. that they suspension is contingent on progress on denuclearization but tokyo is still concerned about the possible implications chris earning us are ok exercise we
believe about japan u.s. alliance as well as. deterrence based on them play an essential role in security in the norse used ajor south korean seem to be generally positive about what they saw in singapore they believe it's a step in the right direction but when something is significant is joint military exercises with the u.s. being given up they'll soon want to know what north korea will do in return at the moment that seems to be very little if anything at all. while the diplomats were meeting old adverse reason walked side by side in the demilitarized zone separating the two koreas this was the first high level meeting between the militaries in more than ten years in a sign that practical progress is being made but until concrete changes see north of the border doubts will remain about their commitment to keep promises that have been broken so many times before wayne hay al-jazeera sole. the u.n.
security council is due to hold an emergency session on yemen where the biggest battle of the three year long war is currently underway a military offensive by government forces backed by the saudi amorality coalition threatens to make worse an existing humanitarian crisis troops who are loyal to the president and the coalition warplanes and ships they're targeting positions south of the port of her data it's part of an operation to take the city from his the rebels have controlled it since twenty fourteen the red sea port is an important point of entry for aid. reports. a major military operation is underway yemeni government troops are on the road to take the port of her data from both the rebels warplanes and warships of the saudi emirate coalition have also launched strikes on the city and
reinforcements are joining soldiers on the ground for what many say is a decisive battle for control over northern yemen but they didn't tell him to do that here on our way to her data and we will liberate it from the who we are determined to celebrate you and mark the end of ramadan there. daters seaports is a vital lifeline for the houthi the sardi's say that's where the shia rebels get weapons smuggled in from iran that's denied by both and the houthi is the united nations fearing what a spokesman called a bloodbath if the data was attacked by coalition forces has proposed and you deal that would see houthi as hand over the support to the un but that wasn't accepted the bourse also a vital lifeline for millions of civilians caught up in the war and aid agencies.
are now warning of a humanitarian catastrophe they say supply routes for urgently needed aid will be caught and more than a quarter of a million lives are at risk the fact that we have more military operations going on will just exacerbate the situation which means that not enough will enter for the entire population of human we have already today eighty percent of the yemeni people who rely heavily on humanitarian aid thanks to the war in yemen has already claimed tens of thousands of lives mostly civilians many have died of hunger and disease but the fighting has gone on so far none of the attempts to have its it is . how succeeded none of the players are working together or the most of the players so they can bring in many to the table the saudi am a rootie coalition leads the campaign to drive the whole thing is art of the day
and they give any capital and reinstate the government of president. of the rebels remain defiant firing bullets to missiles into saudi arabia and bahrain today the capital of the. meanwhile the united arab emirates ambassador to the u.n. in geneva says there are ships on standby to supply data after the military operation ends. we have the same aplomb they did when we liberated adam and then as more population populated. data. everything went very well and even our ships just see witting so we have a fright we have very we're very well organized and we are ready to.
every assistance for. politicians in argentina's congress to vote on whether to allow abortion in the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy they've been debating the highly contentious issue all night hundreds of people meanwhile gathered outside congress in one side and while the session is taking place there is an issue that deepening divides the country where the catholic church is a strong influence at the moment the law only allows for abortion in cases of rape over the woman's life is that various we can get a life now but our side is our correspondent is today's a bird she's outside congress so is the meeting still going ahead. i'm wondering if today is about i can hear us can you hear me teresa well if.
there's a long delay on that ok it's a freezing morning here in went outside. it's a freezing morning here in when a fight and lawmakers. i mean twenty hours twenty one hours i'm sorry that they have been debating it's been a heated debate and in tenth of a that has polarized this country i'm just outside congress you can see there's hundreds of people right behind me this plaza in front of congress has been split between those who are for changing the law and those who are against it right behind me you can see from ten someone fires people spent the whole night here waiting for this vote to happen what we know right now is that about it nine lawmakers have yet to speak it's going to be a very close vote so far i parent we there's a some advantage to award to those who are opposing the law and it will definitely generally generate a lot of disappointment especially in the place where i am i where there are lots
of women carrying green bandanas men also for saying that if i demand to change the law in this country because around half a million planned the abortions already happened here thousands of women are hospitalized every year because of complications during those procedures and that's why they're saying that this law needs to be changed today's abode lies in what the site is outside congress well that debate still continues thank you so now. coming up we will have a look at the weather then france and italy appear to resolve their differences every ship carrying refugees and migrants. a more turbulent british engine make a rolls royces it cost so many five thousand jobs.
we have a tropical system making its way towards japan once again matt don't think it's actually going to make landfall but a fair amount of cloud and rain spilling in there's that shield of cloud coming in of our next tropical storm here that high pressure keeping things relatively quiet around the sea of japan much of japan as you can see mostly fine and dry for friday west the weather there into that eastern side of q two fos out of honshu go on into saturday not just out into the open waters but the legacy of showers coming in behind it temperatures will fall back in tokyo to round eighteen celsius getting up to the high twenty's across the korean peninsula seoul that at twenty nine degrees there we come down into china nasty weather system here just off shore from that southeastern corner pushing up towards taiwan another system in the south china seas and that will also bring some very heavy rain very close to the southeastern
corner of charting see these two circulations showing up much of central china not see bad showers there coming into vietnam once again the usual showers there across much of china's unsettled here but the wettest weather is going to be across a good part of the philippines manila with the top temperature twenty nine. the plight of the syrian people and the violence they enjoy is plain for all to see . a but behind closed doors blocks an unspeakable brutality inflicted on the women. from the brave few who survived a massive loss and dignity and dead to tell the tale. silent war a witness documentary on al-jazeera.
take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera the u.s. secretary of state says sanctions on north korea will not be eased until it demonstrates what he calls full denuclearize ation that media reports from pyongyang suggest a different timeline was agreed might compare has been in south korea briefing regional leaders on the singapore summit between donald trump and kim jong. il that's a seen live in beijing now as mike. has been holding meetings with chinese officials including the foreign minister we're expecting them both to come and address the media in just a short while in the scene as they do come of course we'll bring it to you live.
argentina's congress is debating whether to allow abortion in the first fourteen weeks of pregnancy hundreds of people have gathered outside parliament in one osiris the sessions been taking place at the moment the law only allows abortion in cases of rape or when a woman's life is at risk. that the un human rights chief has called for an international inquiry into violations in the region of kashmir which is divided between india and pakistan zaid rod al hussein says india has used excessive force in response to recent protests pakistan has misused its antiterrorism legislation to quash dissent at the un envoy schooling for an investigation into allegations that mass graves have been found in the kashmir valley india has rejected the un's report calling it fallacious and motivated pakistan has welcomed the proposal. that the italian prime minister and the french president have agreed on the need for
a new initiatives on immigration for the e.u. the two leaders a jew to meet on friday to deal with an escalating diplomatic dispute italy is demanding an apology from france for criticizing rooms decision to turn away six hundred refugees and migrants earlier this week that vessel is now being forced to head for spain. has more from paris. well the french aren't using the word apology but what we know is that the elise a put out a statement saying that the french presidency man or mark or spoke to the italian prime minister giuseppe conti or wednesday evening and in that statement it says that mark or told concede that he didn't mean his words to offend the italian people or it's only now it seems like an apology even if the french are not using that is certainly a conciliatory tone but there is no doubt that french officials will be quite relieved the tensions will become somewhat ever since emanuel mark hasse sparked a diplomatic route on tuesday because he said then that the italian government had
acted irresponsibly and cynically in its blocking of the aquarius boat now that seem to put france on the moral high ground that influence italian officials were quick to point out that france has not volunteered to take in that boat that is in fact full and to spain and also the italian interior minister. lashed out at emmanuel michael saying that france has not done enough to help with the burden of the a number of migrants arriving in the e.u. it has not shared the burden with italy it's not taken in the thousands of migrants that it promised to take in and salvini had said that unless a man or mark or apologize and maybe the italian prime minister would not come to this meeting where we know now that meeting is going ahead and i think at least for now it seems that tensions have been calmed on both sides t.v. full of being killed in an attack at a mosque in south africa they were stabbed by a suspect who was then shot dead by police it happened in
a moment spree which is near cape town last month three men carried out a similar attack close to durban in causal luma teil one person was killed and two others were seriously injured. has more now from johannesburg. early on thursday morning a man walked into a mosque which is about an hour and a half outside capetown he stabbed and killed two people when the police got to the scene they say the man refused to put down his knife they said the man then tried to attack them so they shot and killed him about a month ago there was another attack at a mosque in durban at the time the police say that crime was linked to elements of extremism but leaders in the muslim community are saying it's still too soon to speculate people mustn't jump to conclusions urging people to stay calm and wait for the police to do the investigations in the meantime they're trying to urge people in the muslim community in or around cape town to stay calm are they trying to also find out why this attack on thursday happened and they also are trying to find ways of how to better improve security at the mosques when people there come
for their daily prayers. now where more crimes charges were of attend against the former vice president of the democratic republic of congo. it may have changed the complexion of the country's upcoming presidential elections last week an appeals court overturned his conviction for atrocities committed by his militiamen who'd been sent to the central african republic to stop a coup attempt the judge said could not be held criminally responsible for their crimes and his poor today reports that now clears the way for another presidential run. the political future of former vice president. who's just acquitted of war crimes dominates headlines in the democratic republic of congo but for many in neighboring central african republic bemba's acquittal is disheartening. to benbow committed crimes killed looted implemented from this is
acquittal is humiliating to us international justice has failed us two years ago the international criminal court convicted bemba for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by a private army he commanded inside central african republic. my daughter was raped and she tried to flee with me i was horrified the former vice president fought hard to overturn the conviction and earlier this month after examining new evidence the i.c.c. ruled bemba had had limited ability to control his troops and he could not therefore be held criminally liable. bemba should have stayed in jail for the rest of his life we a really disappointed and frustrated by the decision. has always maintained his innocence as he told al jazeera in two thousand and seven. of course in any of these things. member was also convicted of fraud and will be sentenced next month
for influencing witnesses and falsifying evidence during his war crimes trial. his acquittal and released from detention gives his supporters in the democratic republic of congo hope that he will run in a tentatively scheduled december presidential election bemba was a popular opposition leader and ran an unsuccessful campaign to unseat president joseph kabila in two thousand and six. people knew there would be a moment when the with. president joseph kabila second term ended in december of two thousand and sixteen and kabila has delayed a new election several times citing a threat of violence like of economic resources and voter registration issues. and will be a candidate as you all. members attorney says the former vice president plans to return to brussels to be with his wife and five children and decide what move he
makes next. rolls royces announced it'll cost another four thousand six hundred jobs mostly in the u.k. and its latest bid to save money the british engine maker in threats the cuts to free up more than five hundred million dollars a year by the end of twenty twenty now this is a particularly tricky time for rolls royces it's been having problems with the jet engines it makes for boeing's seven eight seven dreamliner this is force planes to be grounded for inspections angering airlines five thousand jobs were previously slashed after a series of profit warnings in twenty fourteen who brennan has more from the rolls royce offices in london. in some ways this is a natural progression from january's restructuring announcements in which the chief executive warren east said he was changing rolls royce from five distinct business units down to three the job losses that he is expecting to make over the next two
years reflect the cutting of middle management he says it's necessary to provide a more streamlined and more efficient rolls royce and to remove the kind of duplication the other thing is a potential casualty could be the building behind me which is rolls royces corporate headquarters in central london warren east wants to do is devolve a lot of the decision making powers out to those three new business units and potentially move from this headquarters to a smaller more cost effective headquarters somewhere in north london as far as the reaction goes with the city reaction has been quite positive roles or shares bounced ninety three percent up on the news of the restructuring the unions though they're concerned they are worried that the cuts when they come may be too deep and that's expertise may be lost but that said they are reassured by a deal that was done last june. a deal with rolls royce that said there would be no engineering job losses and that promise was made by warren east in his statement to
shareholders today he said there would be no. three redundancies among the union on staff. now the waiting is almost over in a few hours from now the twenty eight hundred feet. when host russia take on saudi arabia in the game as well as correspondent lee wellings is in moscow for us and joins us live now so almost ready to kick off what's the atmosphere like in moscow . the atmosphere is full of excitement of whites it's so long for this month and it's almost for the first time of course what's happened over the years in the build up is the control of a city about how washer got the tournament to faith as corrupt executive committee
and a decision made in two thousand and ten but now we've got here we will start looking at whether it was time for the world cup to be applied in basra the world's largest country of course and actually the people here was so proud of having the chance of my kid about them and they find some other nations that have come from the other thoughts you want countries they want them to have a good time here and then of course when the football starts it's always a special thing a walcott with talking about sixty four games played across twelve stadiums eleven cities in russia and it's going to be something that is going to go down in history here and it's always a case as well of. who's going to win it we start to talk about the football dying away. absolutely likely to be like in the opening game between russia and saudi arabia. it's a curious one this. lowest of the thirty two nations
a real. it's because of frankly. in the last few months. this is not. the public. in the past however the group is not bodies to give them a real opportunity to qualify for. the second. the slight favorites but that was. ok live in moscow just ahead of the start of the world cup thank you. that india's prime minister has released a you tube exercise video in an effort to tackle the country's growing obesity rate there under maybe described his morning routine of yoga poses brisk walking and
stretching and as refreshing and rejuvenating the sixty seven year old vegetarian also championed meditation and breathing exercises. the top stories here in the u.s. secretary of state is in china on the latest stop in his diplomatic mission to brief regional leaders about the outcomes of the singapore summit between donald trump and kim jong un earlier mr pompei was in seoul to reassure south korean and japanese allies about how the u.s. will guarantee that north korea will get rid of its nuclear weapons. we believe that chairman came general understands the urgency of the timing of completing this to new course ation that he understands that we must do this quickly and that sanctions relief we should recall these are un sanctions the sanctions really
cannot take place until such time as we have demonstrated that north korea has been completely denuclearized. and let's go live now to beijing where you can see might compare the u.s. secretary of state as well as wang the chinese foreign minister they're about to address the media so we'll listen to what they have to say. which in which he goes around to the requests you talk about question the truman show. she teaches them to go. home one who shouldn't publish musical was only going to fight or she wouldn't. want to do a question julie good to know that you're doing which is your father. you can do that yes gosh one day that speaking in beijing after having had that
meeting you when people might. be now faced with an opportunity. we are sharing more common interests. this fundamental and this foundation has remained unchanged we need to make sure that this relation continues to grow in the common interest of the two people and the international community. we will make careful ranchman's of high level exchanges and engaging high level dialogues. we will continue to expand can come in communication and exchanges is good. we will also focus on people to people exchanges. not too long ago economic teams had another round of consultation in beijing where we have reached some
consensus on a very important point is that both sides need to settle our differences we hope the u.s. will make chinese halfway to establish a win win situation sure. we will find a appropriate solution we hope that the us will refrain from making any unilateral non-constructive meetings. or create off the coast in the course of a discussion which i refer to the secretary that our principles on taiwan we will continue to see us support on our policy. in view of the sun to us communications we will hold the current status will continue. and we will hope that the taiwan situation is handled appropriately so that our future relationship will not suffer.