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has sixty thousand u.k. drivers forty five thousand of them in london but it's had a confrontational relationship with the london regulator t.f. out the company boss told elbridge admitted that previous correspondence for example with the regulator had been inaccurate incomplete and in adequate the accepted that the reporting of crime for example was not what it should be that said the judge despite acknowledging a gungho approach by the company in the past was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and granted a fifteen month probationary license under the strict supervision of t f l who but insisted that since last year there have been wholesale change in the way it now conducts its business it was not transparent and open because u.k. boss tom eldridge declined to be open with the media afterwards instead issuing just a brief written statement we are pleased with today's decision we will continue to work with t.f. l. to address their concerns and earn their trust while providing the best possible
service for a customer. with a body representing london's traditional black cabs is not happy at all they have admitted a catalogue of errors their treatment c.f.l. as a regulator and basically the magistrate has said i will as long as you've apologized and everything's going to be good for merrill we can move forward i mean this decision was an absolute disgrace and one former driver says c.f.l. now needs to prove itself to tear fell on new tackled over at the end of a five year license term boy was cheerful not on top of this throughout the license terms it's a question we need to be asked now is that changed as well is it capable of managing whoever is on probation will it now play fair or take t f l for a ride paul brennan al-jazeera westminster magistrates'. stay with us more to come in the last quarter of this news hour illegal logging on a massive scale allegations the d r c's rainforest is.
business. going places together. environmental activists say demand for wood in europe is causing a massive african rainforest to shrink at an alarming rate campaigners say the largest timber company in the democratic republic of congo is illegally cutting down millions of trees coal ripples. in the heart of africa the
congo basin is home to the world's second largest rain forest but a new investigation accuses timber companies of endangering its existence second in size to the amazon the congolese re forced to some two million square kilometers it covers six countries including the democratic republic of congo where it's shrinking the fastest the nonprofit global witness says the d.r. she's biggest timber company north to timber is illegally harvesting trees at nearly ninety percent of its sites with impunity north timber which is portuguese owned denies congolese subsidy sort of force is breaching its contract it says the accusations have no basis it acknowledges some management plans may not be in place but that it's talking with the ministry of environment about them global witness is also accusing importers such as portugal and friends of failing to take action there are some plans in the books being negotiated between france and norway which
if approved or triple the area large one hundred thousand square kilometers to three hundred thousand square kilometers. researchers are trying to learn about the forest unique ecosystem before it's too late. these forests are under pressure from humans so we scientists want to categorize the fauna the birds the only thought of this forest before it is destroyed. scientists say the congo rainforest is a source of food and water for tens of millions of people it's also home to six hundred types of trees and ten thousand animal species including endangered ones they say these trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide but their ability to reduce greenhouse gases and regulate the climate is decreasing. by example here for example the rainy season normally starts in mid august but now sometimes it begins in july and sometimes in september and when it comes sometimes the water does not rise steadily and then they suddenly recede there's a disorder in the cycles despite existing national and international laws designed
to protect rain forests global witness says companies like timber seventy five million hectares of rainforest in the d.r. see global witness demanding all those involved from governments to importers and buyers to stop being complicit in the destruction of d r c's tropical rain forests and the impact it's having on the planet's climate. john al-jazeera.
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a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture office in a language he had been because i've been here for some time i can help them with lots of things that moves us forward to me the great thing is it's not just about museums about forming a new life it part of life is culture. now . protests outside the u.s. supreme court as it up holds donald trump's travel ban he says the decision is a vindication of his controversial policy. over there i'm joe this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. a mass exodus from iraq in syria the u.n.
says forty five thousand people have fled a government offensive. a grim report on the youngest victims of the war in yemen children are not only being killed they're also being recruited to fight. eritrean officials arrived in ethiopia for the first time in almost two decades bringing with the hope of peace. the u.s. supreme court has upheld president and donald trump's travel ban on people from five muslim majority countries the judges narrowly voted to accept the trump was acting legally when he signed the executive order barring people from iran yemen somalia libya and syria from entering the united states she had written as more from washington d.c. . the five four ruling was not on the expected but protesters were still incensed.
but a majority of justices how degreed with the trumpet ministration this was not a muslim this policy was the result of a careful global interagency analysis of vetting procedures for travelers to the u.s. from libya syria somalia yemen and iran. and it was the president's right to impose a ban because national security is his responsibility donald trump was clearly delighted this is a great victory for our constitution we have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure but in what was described as a furious dissent from the bench of liberal justice sonia sotomayor referred to cannes that trumps comparison of the travel ban to the decision that mandated the detention of japanese americans during world war two sort of my all said taking all the relevant evidence together a reasonable observer would conclude that the proclamation was driven primarily by anti muslim animus rather than by the government's asserted national security
justifications politicians and activists are now expressing concern that the supreme court has a own opinion that he and he alone is in control of the country's national security and that he can act without oversight in deciding who comes into this country with this decision we are concerned that donald trump will move the five muslim majority countries that are in the current version to not only target more countries but to even go after u.s. citizens and lawful permanent residents i say who's going to be in. is a president going to issue an executive order yes it's against is he going to give orders against people coming from honduras guatemala what's next and now the supreme court has ruled the tracks on donald trump's powers to set immigration policy himself have been weakened considerably. washington. well earlier i spoke to
jonathan smith he's the legal director of the civil rights and legal organization muslim advocates he believes the decision undermines the values of the u.s. constitution today's decision is devastated obviously for the millions of people from those five countries who are unable to come into the united states because of this policy but let's be clear this decision is equally as devastated for all of us who believe that the u.s. constitution guarantees of religious liberty and justice mean something and today the supreme court made a mockery of our constitution and also our de-mining those fundamental values of inclusion and diversity that make our country so great we have see literally day one of this administration how the president has a guard after not just muslim communities but immigrant communities communities of color really of our local community and i worry that today's decision will be
viewed as a green light for this administration to continue to adopt those policies or to continue to target people simply because of what they look like or what they believe or where they come from and that you know it's just by the bed tilly that who we are as american people of that's fundamentally that the values that the core of our country seventeen us states are suing president donald trump's administration over the separation of children from their relatives at the mexican border the states which include washington new york and california want to force officials to reunite migrant families who were split up after being detained for illegal immigration. is of separated two thousand three hundred children from their parents in recent weeks earlier this month trump to public outrage and signed an executive order that would end the separations but the states say families are still not being reunited and of being denied due process.
a government offensive to retake one of syria's last opposition strongholds has forced forty five thousand people to flee triggering warnings of another humanitarian crisis government forces backed by russian warplanes a blow instead of strikes and ground battles to recapture from rebel fighters it's one of the last rebel held areas along with it lib in the north this is the situation in iran right now pro-government forces have already seized a chunk of territory cutting off a rebel pocket in the north the province is a strategic prize because it borders the israeli occupied golan heights and jordan where most of the civilians of fleeing to but jordan says it can't take in any more refugees and says its borders will remain shot. as more. as the battle for dead intensifies pro syrian government forces say they've taken
control of the two towns a book sort of how do you know and really had an opposition in the eastern countryside videos like this one purport to show troops many of whom are believed to be iranian backed militia members entering was sort of how do you on tuesday the town has come under heavy bombardment and its capture is the first major government advance in this offensive that will allow the syrian army to advance more. of the. city of that i take it i think that connecting. with that and occupying the valleys of the which were full of. groups that forget that the group that will allow. me to advance first that i first thought of towards the city of that. by cutting off a key rebel supply line in our province more pro. government troops will be able to move in retaking the entire province of that i would give the government control
over its border with jordan all the way to the israeli occupied golan heights. and in the extremely complicated terrain of syria's war analysts believe deals have already been made i believe that is the eighty's they convince the americans that we have a good deal with the russians now they are going to stay out of this of this of this anyhow and the city of beijing will take control of that will be good for everybody what is a need for the russians for jordan because jordan also although the jordanians actually but it concerned about any new influx of refugees inside of them but they won thirty much action to open the border crossing with syria because economically this is a bloody a more tenth lifeline port the jordanian economy according to the united nations forty five thousand people have so far fled the violence and headed toward the border with jordan concerns are growing about the humanitarian situation no matter
the regime's recent advances rebels say they will continue to fight even as many wonder if this fight may be coming to an end. james dunn's loz head of conflict and humanitarian policy at save the children he says the fighting in will only intensify syria's humanitarian crisis. the conflict in syria is like a so hollywood horror movie with very predictable formulas and this kind of ever more violent sequels and what those formulas are like are airstrikes and the movement of syrian backed forces into areas rebel control often followed by siege is often followed by a sustained prolonged denial of aid access and that's where the humanitarian catastrophe really comes in and i think it's really important at this stage of this particular offensive to really emphasize that it is the beginning of that we've seen some forty thousand plus displaced those numbers could escalate could spike a lot further and as your report alluded to this was an area of the syria which did have a sort of diplomatic guarantee made by the russians living in the americans and i
think it's within their power to find a far more peaceful outcome to the situation there than one that is yet another sequel to homs aleppo institute and yes well the borders are closed and countries in the region regional area have got every right to say they've taken a huge number of people in often a move to the border doesn't necessarily mean that those syrians want to move across it simply looking for a place of greater safety in syria that's a rare thing indeed i think in syria there's no winning so i think in terms of the conflict there may be an mutation in a sort of a coming to a different point a different chapter if you will moving from the original more civil conflict to a regional conflict to an international conflict and of course as the maps you put up showed this is pushing into an incredibly sensitive area with the israeli occupied golan heights and the fact that israel has taken a far more certain position in syria in terms of strikes on targets that so i would think we should certainly move away from a narrative that the syrian conflict is winding down when we see the novel's of displacement that simply moves it into a different place and ultimately we haven't predicted where it would have gone from
from seven years ago we should predict the next the united nations says it's confirmed more than eight hundred cases of children being used in the fighting in yemen a new report accuses both who rebels and saudi and iraqi forces of recruiting child soldiers are diplomatic editor james bays has more from un headquarters in new york . this is the un's annual report on children and conflict written by the secretary general's office and sent to the un security council what's become politically controversial is the annex in the back the blacklist listing the armed groups and countries that are responsible for wounding and killing children once again the saudi led coalition are on the list for their activities in yemen but there is a kaviak saying that they're also trying to protect children that was the same last year but the question is if they were trying to protect children last year why have they killed three hundred seventy children in the period covered by this report
a point i put to the spokesperson for the secretary general what is important for us is for people to and people there first state actors non-state actors to engage with the office of ms garba to put in place whatever mitigation measures they can the point of the report is to improve. is to improve the situation and report on it. as honestly as as we can so if you engage with the office you can continue killing children you're making an unfair and unfair assumption the point is that people need to we need to see people engage and engage constructively and show us repeatedly over the repeating period that they have the of making an effort to avoid the death of children algis or is obtained a copy of this report it's not yet public but it will be discussed by the security council next.