revisited on al-jazeera. this is zero. and i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes european leaders meet soon to try to find a solution to the refugee crisis as the german chancellor warns it's a make or break issue for the e.u. . trying to says it will not give up even an end of its territory in the pacific as the u.s. defense secretary meets president xi jinping in beijing. and u.k.'s prince william is concluding his middle east tour with a visit to the religious sites. and in sport we'll have all the latest from the world cup in russia as defending champions germany crash out of the tournaments and
the group stage. the german chancellor has warned the european union's approach to refugees has the potential to split the e.u. . been addressing the german parliament before leaving for a key summit in brussels at home the issue is threaten to break up her governing coalition. what. europe faces many challenges but migration could become the make or break one for the e.u. either we manage it so others in africa believe that we are guided by values and believe in multilateralism not unilateral ism or nobody will believe any longer in the system of values that has made us strong that's why it's so important a new group of right wing governments has emerged demanding tighter border controls and new policies to cut the number of refugees coming in it's made up of leaders
from austria hungary italy slovakia the czech republic and poland and once other countries to agree to a stricter approach to refugees while other member states mostly from who are western europe will hope to avoid the union swinging to the right it's been seen as one of the most difficult and important summits in years and with rescue boats full of refugees trying to cross the mediterranean every day i linger resolution is becoming more urgent by the minute let's go now to dominic cain who is an berlin dominic actually the the number of refugees coming to europe has actually gone down recently but it seems like the political pressure for answers for how to deal with it that is actually add an all time high what is going merkel's message. well her message is changing in tone at least she you'll recall that for some time she's been the person saying that humanitarian concerns were one hundred what drove
her to open the borders in twenty feet in the summer of twenty fifteen when many hundreds of thousands of people came across the german borders claimed asylum now she says well let's return to the conditions that pertained before that decision she says that's the way forward and she says as you were pointing out there richelle that the numbers of people claiming that i'm coming across the mediterranean in other ways coming to the european union is really considerably less fewer than it was before but her problem is that for many people governments and indeed people allies of hers here in germany that's not enough they say ok go back to the dublin regulations the e.u. had back then in other words if you claim asylum in the european union the first country you arrive in you can't you shouldn't then go on to another country and do the same thing that's not enough for people in her own government it's definitely not enough for people in the governments of austria hungary and indeed the other countries you mentioned in your introduction there or shall we say no we do not want that and we certainly don't want to accept a quota of migrants or refugees to be assigned to us in some e.u.
solution so how deep are these divisions i mean obviously she has divisions that hold the she's going to are some that were there are so many divisions what is the likelihood of a bridging any of these gaps. well the point here is that she has on the one hand her government mostly composed of her party and the social democrats who broadly speaking agree on the approach regarding immigrants arriving refugees coming across borders and being in germany but then the division she has here internally is with the variances the party of her christian democratic union the christian social you don't want to do that you don't think that the. proposals on the table so far enough to threaten to go it alone to use the fact that their leader in parliament is the interior minister federally to say no i will go it alone i will start imposing ministerial fear to as it were and turn people
back at the borders that's here in germany then of course she has other governments primarily the government of hungary or mr viktor or of on the hungary and prime minister has recently changed the constitution in this country to criminalize giving assistance to what his government calls illegal immigrants and to change the constitution to say that hungary should not have an alien population imposed on it so that's a problem how does she as it were square the circle between those here in germany who think she's doing the right thing and those elsewhere in europe who really don't agree and that final thought about building bridges the austrian government will be taking over the presidency of the e.u. on sunday the chancellor of the courts has said he wants to build a bridge between east and west at least metaphorically and yet his is the government which has a coalition with the far right who really oppose any deeper integration in society of the sorts of of the migrants we've come to due to his country in the past three or four years we issues and i mean it came live in berlin thank you. let's go to
charley angela now who joins us from sicily rather government they are officials there have taken a really tough stance on migrants so tell us more about with a thinking at the mood is there charlie. well there is a feeling now that italy is in charge led by the new right wing interior minister. taking some decisive action in turning away that vote the lifeline to mulder you has in a way overturn those regulations regulations that they've been asking to be reformed for years and under those under that system it means that any asylum seekers who arrive on the shores eventually have to be processed here and if they move on to another state they can be returned to italy that is the system that most e.u. states today will be asking to be more strictly enforced but if he says it is understandably they want to share that burden they believe that if you arrive in italy you are arriving in europe now swept on the back of.
rhetoric and in sicily a few weeks ago he told migrants to pack their bags and go home we came to this which is one of europe's largest refugee camps and it's because a boat when they land in italy and we asked them how they felt about this more hostile environment. a bus from could turn your unloading into cardamon near one of europe's largest refugee camps here there is fresh refugees applying for asylum they've heard that italy's new interior minister is hostile to migrants and they're right just. so what. just so even the. city to see ernest came from ghana when he was fifteen he lost his mother in libya and made his way to italy alone now a husband and father the camp has been his home for four years lawyers say these
people are the lucky ones italy's new policy of turning boats away will make new arrivals almost impossible. going back twenty fifty with there's no distinction between genuine refugees and economic migrants we're going back because the government is now talking about preventing people from even requesting asylum talking about denying access based on their country of origin and this is a violation of international law italy has shut its ports to charity boats carrying rescued migrants they believe if these boats disappear migrants won't be tempted to cross the mediterranean but charity boat account for forty percent of the search and rescue operations here in testing this idea thousands could die. italy's new hardline policy is driven by mark taylor salvini a rock star of the italian right seen here in libya pushing for asylum identification centers to be set up in north africa not europe his slogan stop the
invasion local council and the supporter fabio took me to parts of catan yeah he says overrun by migrants. that is you know my. needle. is now the biggest refugee camp in europe many times we have taken the issue to europe but it's taken salvini out to put a stop to it our coasts are being invaded and the impact of illegal immigration is particularly evident in neighborhoods like this one back at the camp a message from one refugee that this anti migrant rhetoric is dangerous. you can't group all migrants together some of us fled persecution others have come just to earn money and then return to africa we don't have that choice we came here because we were being persecuted we came to europe because the rule of law is respected in africa it isn't that with these new policies accusations that it is also forgetting the rule of law and its moral obligations to those in need. so
today in brussels italy's prime minister will be presenting a ten point plan just to take you through some of those main points he wants centers set up in north africa where they will process asylum applications before they reach europe now this is a proposal that no north african country has jumped out yet but it says that money will make them change their minds they also want protection centers set up in other states to help share that burden of the dublin system that is a proposal that has been supported by spain and france but opposed by the netherlands austria hungary and poland just to name a few and another one of their points is to step up protection of e.u. out of borders and that is a point that all european states i think will agree on meanwhile they're taking matters into their own hands they are going to be furnishing the libyan coast guard with twelve more vessels to essentially beef up their search and rescue operations
on the libyan side of the med and hopefully relieve the burden on the italian coast guard here but with all this talk we won't hear the words fortress europe today but that is essentially what italy is proposing once again and engineers are saying that the focus really should be on protecting lives and not borders. for us in sicily thank you. specialist u.s. military team has joined the search for twelve young footballers and their coach missing in a flooded cave complex and northern thailand a group of around thirty joins a british cave diving team and navy seals who are already involved in that search and rescue efforts are being slowed down by constant rainfall scott hardware has more from outside the cave and sharing right. heavy rain overnight between wednesday and thursday brought the water level in the cave system to its highest level yet but now that on thursday morning the rain has light the water level has retreated a bit but the pumping systems are still sitting idle you can see
a lot of the hosing over my shoulder now on wednesday morning they're putting hundreds of meters of a hose in there trying to go deeper into this cave system that has stopped that is halted because of that heavy rain overnight on wednesday and now they're waiting to see how the conditions go here on thursday even though the rain has stopped no part of the problem is yes the water level but also the water is very muddy now this is turned in through the international operation we have a team from the united states and from the united kingdom here as well as from laos they're going to provide their expertise to try to push further into the cave system no right now they're about three kilometers in and they believe there's speculation that the cim and their coach might have retreated to a chamber that's about five to six kilometers in that's why you see a lot of this hose behind me because they hope to further move in now while that's going on well that's on idol on hold i should say they're also serving the area on the outside trying to find a fourth chimney a fourth tunnel upward tunnel to get into they found three but they were impassable so that's where the focus is right now and as the day goes on we'll see if they can
get these pumps back moving and also if they find that fourth jim yes ten secretary james mattis has been meeting with the south korean counterpart and seoul the to the talks on washington's decision to suspend joint military exercises which have long angered north korea had that happened during the recent summit between donald trump and kim jong the maddest says the suspension will increase chances for peace . norwegian clothes. are going to. be. the really. really. good. earlier on thursday madison china's capital for talks on regional security territorial disputes in the south china sea and the presence of u.s.
troops in south korea where the main issues of china made it clear it would not give our financial territory and the south china sea a dream brown has more from beijing. or james mattis said he was here to in his words take the measure of china's strategic ambitions joining the photo opportunity before their closed door meetings both sides issued brief statements and it was then the president xi jinping said that china would never concede give an inch of its territory he also said to sort of mollify his guest the china didn't want to create global chaos and would pursue a path of peaceful development that's often a phrase that chinese leaders use on occasions like this both sides apparently discuss the need to maintain military cooperation but the timing of this meeting is unfortunate because the united states is holding a big naval exercise of hawaii at the moment involving the militaries of twenty
five other countries china was supposed to have taken part in this exercise but china's invitation was rescinded by the united states in part because of what china's been doing in the south china sea now the united states has referred constantly to the fact that china has been deploying surface to air missiles on the islands it's been building up and it's also accused china in the past of reneging. on promises not to militarize this vast basin of water but china's response is simple it claims sovereignty over all of the south china sea and their full says it is simply protecting its sovereignty it's not thought that the two sides discussed trade of course trade is the principal point of friction between washington and beijing right now although president xi jinping did say that the relationship between the united states and china was one of the most important relationships in the world right now but our head in the news hour and playing at all tomato and
yemen's president are hoofy fighters there they keep port city up the data. and shaping the u.s. supreme court for generations to come i'll try to begin to search to replace retiring justice anthony kennedy and purcell hopes to avoid the same fate as germany at the world cup and russia are has all the details and or. allison's of peacekeeping troops and are for may be asked to pack up and leave sudan as part of a controversial proposal the united nations security council is scheduled to vote on today cocktail of reports. for the past eleven years this peacekeeping mission in darfur has seen both success and bloodshed but the u.n. security council is now looking to reduce boots on the ground it says the mission is too expensive the focus too brought at one point sixteen thousand blue helmets
patrol sudan's most troubled areas but budget cuts approved by the security council has seen that number fall the latest plan is for the number of troops to be reduced by about half to roughly four thousand and the police force by oak order to around one thousand nine hundred. in two thousand and three the war in darfur began rebel groups accuse the sudanese government of oppression about three hundred thousand people died in the conflict with nearly two point five million displaced entire communities now live in refugee camps a joint effort between the u.n. and african union the union meeting mission to go over dar force peacekeeping in two thousand and seven. two years later sudan's president omar al bashir became the first sitting president to be indicted by the international criminal court accused of war crimes including genocide i said to those victims and their families who continue to long for justice in. do not despair and do not abandon hope
the downsizing plan would limit the missions area of operation to thirteen sites around or for some delmarva the mountainous area where there's been intense fighting there have been reports of villages being set on fire and people killed the suspect a cease fire in place the un accuses sudanese forces of intentionally blocking them from monitoring some of the worst affected areas but the government insists the conflict in darfur is over and would like to see the un peacekeepers leave sudan over the next two years katia locus of a young al-jazeera. at least fifteen people have died at a fire in kenya's largest open air market market in the capital nairobi another seventy people have been taken to the hospital many with serious burns this fire broke out early on thursday morning at the incumbent market which is famous for selling secondhand clothes. on we have with the government i want to. and even say
that the government is going to. those who are in the hospital. for now that is what we have we are trying to clear their site. you know what is. going to be sure that even within this stretch of that event we do not have people knew what is there because the shooting some of these threats and you find some people even sleeping that emans president is demanding hit the rebels withdraw from the data province up a month or heidi's all to made him comes after him at the united nations special envoy and he went there's an all out assault on the port city could trigger a famine as paul george and reports. in the southern yemeni port city of port data hundreds of desperate people wait in line for a handout food. the health care is. eight million people rely on the food that comes through the port the offensive by saudi and their morality backed government forces is hurting them already shops bakeries and
restaurants are closed and grocery shelves remain bare where available price of wheat and vegetable oil have increased by about thirty percent while prices of cooking gas increased by fifty two percent in the last week the u.n. says most areas of the city don't have electricity or water it warns that any sanitation problems could trigger another cholera outbreak hundreds of thousands have been infected by cholera and diptheria since the war began four years ago ten thousand people have been killed and three million of yemen's twenty eight million people have been forced to leave their homes. there are thirteen thousand nine hundred seventy four internally displaced families inside the province of how data humanitarian organizations efforts only meet ten percent of what's necessary at the cmin aid organizations meeting in paris some participants wonder how the west claims to be worried about the plight of yemenis but continues to sell arms to the saudis and moralities it's time on hold because it's extremely complicated to
discuss the humanitarian situation and peace process well being that randomly dropped on civilians heads. as fighting continues in yemen the un's envoy remains hopeful that a political solution can be found who say they're willing to hand over management of a data port to the u.n. but them roddy's demand out who the fighters leave the city altogether as a precondition for any peace deal. in the meantime the prognosis for the southern port city hold data is not good for centuries yemen was known as the arabian peninsula as most fertile land it was often called the arabian felix let in for happy or fortunate. now yemenis find themselves in what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis while chatterjee on al-jazeera malaysia's withdrawing troops from saudi arabia saying it has concerns about the war and yemen where the saudi coalition is fighting hit the rebels the malaysian
defense minister also said there are differences in what he calls the global political ideologies of the two countries so we want to maintain our good relation with somebody interview we want to maintain a good relation with yemen we believe iran syria iran all and a country. with. the commitment. to drool all army of rumors and i believe because we don't want to go any complete among the neighbors saudi arabia has arrested another prominent female activists and what human rights groups have called an unrelenting crackdown at an office he is a professor who's long campaign for women's right to drive authorities say nine of the seventeen people detained so far remain behind bars their kids to aiding enemies of the state they were targeted despite the driving ban being lifted on
sunday. lawyers representing the united arab emirates are appearing before the united nations highest court at the hague qatar is taken the u.a.e. to the international court of justice accusing it of violating human rights as a result of the blockade imposed on the hot qataris representatives set out their arguments during the first day of hearings on wednesday the case has been prompted by the blockade of qatar by the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain egypt if our careers live for us at the hague sony the legal team the legal representatives for the u.a.e. what are they saying. where you easily go team have unequivocally denied all of the accusations being levied against the country by counsel are denying that there was any policy of expelling qatari nationals from the u.a.e. denying them access to healthcare legal services education also their assets property and dividing and separating families to the qatar the
u.a.e. to the to the netherlands spoke at the start of the morning's hearings and he said the dispute that the country had was not with the qatari people but with qatar's government he reminded the court of what the political dispute between the two countries is saying that capital remains a dangerous sponsor of terrorist groups across the region something council reimage lee denies also the u.s. legal team to challenge the ability of the i.c.j. to really deal with this case at all saying that all forms of earlier arbitration have not been exhausted first as they should have been before bringing this case to the un highest court catalog disputes that and believes that the i.c.j. does have jurisdiction to process this case in the hope of quotes easing the suffering of catalogs citizens across the region parker live in the hague thank you
. britain's prince william is visiting holy sites and. on the final day of his middle east tour he started the day paying respects at his great grandmother princes alice's grave up rescue jews during the holocaust prince william is also visiting one of the most important holy sites for muslims a mosque compound it is the first official visit by a member of the royal family since the british occupation of palestine ended in one hundred forty eight fosset has more from occupied east jerusalem. so the church of the holy circle is the last official engagement of prince william's visit the third of the holy sites cities was that it here in occupied east jerusalem kensington palace made it very clear tried to choreograph this to the maximum that it could as a non political event but of course this visit coming seventy years after the end of the british mandate the first official rule visit to israel has been one which has been politically sensitive that is potentially why the palace was so keen and
british government is so keen to pay significant attention to the palestinians during the course of this was a defining in the royal artillery this old city of jerusalem as part of the occupied palestinian territories east jerusalem itself and as well as that in his dealings with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas in ramallah he spoke of both our countries in his initial remarks despite the fact of course the united kingdom does not at least yet recognize palestine as a state saying would only do so when it became helpful towards peace he also said that the palestinian people had not been forgotten the united kingdom stood with them as they work towards peace that was something that he also said the united kingdom stood with the israeli people during his engagement in tel aviv there has been some criticism both of the definition of east jerusalem as occupied by is the israeli israeli politicians and the israeli culture minister has said that the decision not to meet with israel with jerusalem or others there here in jerusalem
was somewhat impolite so he's had to negotiate these political fault lines very delicately and paying as much weight as he can to both sides of the divide. in a few moments we'll have the weather with rob at tel ahead on al-jazeera setting up a summit the white house and kremlin agree to a meeting between trump and putin. and senegal are tasked with keeping at near four decades old tradition at the world cup telfer are. and sport. i. mean the weather sponsored by cattle. hello some of the thunderstorms are with us again well at least with southeastern europe and greece is the host of flash floods once more this one which is just west
of athens and it is fairly typical stay on the up in this particular village hasn't happened in memory sixty three years for example now these storms and wandering around for many many days i'm thinking maybe weeks as you can see the coming little patches and full cost wise they are all there for the rest of the day overnight they become fewer because they're prompted by the daytime sunshine but they are going to return tomorrow maybe bit further north but anywhere really from romania so the carpathian mountains to the hungary unplayed and there's an arc to the north so that this is more persistent right has been falling in austria and sudden poland is the figures here a slightly less than those of course the floods in greece but nevertheless it's persistent rain is this particular player quite warm that is the cool of it all around the edge curiously it's rather warmer in fact temperatures approaching the thirty mark and that includes in the british isles where we near your record values these were yesterday's thirty in fact who for example is not far from blackpool
that subtle was more is and is currently burning five hundred hate to say fog all the weather is no help. the weather sponsored by cattle have always. july on al-jazeera in a new series of head to head maddie hasson tackles the big issues with hard hitting questions mexico is getting ready for a general election what direction will the country take as it struggles with drug violence and economic instability. people in power continues to examine the use and abuse of power around the world as the world cup in russia nears its end we'll bring you stories from on and off the pitch of the world's most viewed sporting events on television and online the stream continues to tap into the extraordinary potential of social media to disseminate news july on al-jazeera.
to. political she can't. just. move. you're watching al-jazeera let's pick up top stories for you this hour the german chancellor has warned the european union's approach to refugees has the potential to split the e.u. merkel has addressed parliament on the issue and later she'll have to brussels for a key summit with e.u. leaders hoping to agree on an e.u. wide approach to refugees u.s.
defense secretary james mattis has been meeting his south korean counterpart in seoul to held talks on washington's decision to suspend joint military exercises earlier maddest was in beijing discussing territorial disputes in the south china sea where he was told that china would not give up and of territory. britain's prince william is visiting holy sites in occupied east jerusalem on the final day of his middle east tour he started the day paying respects at his great grandmother princess alice is curried it was the first official visit by a member of the royal family since the british occupation of palestine ended in one nine hundred forty eight. you can tell a joint committee has officially published two previously lake reports shedding light on the mistreatment of detainees the seven year old consolidated guidance document as it is currently known highlights hundreds of cases witnesses witnessed rather by u.k. employees in which detainee rights had been violated the report suggests that
greater clarity is needed to make sure ministers do not authorize actions which could lead to torture over and joins us live now from london so as we said paula bits of this have been leaked before but now we're getting a fuller picture of a what this report alleges tell us. yes and the leaks of not not taken any you think away from the strength of these reports now emerging here in london two reports one about the situation leading up to twenty ten for the sort of nine years between twenty two thousand and one and twenty ten and then a second report about the situation from twenty ten on words and i can give you some of the summaries of the report i mean from twenty from two thousand want to twenty ten u.k. personnel participated in some three thousand interviews of detainees being held in united states facilities the u.k. personal made verbal threats there were more than two hundred cases where the u.k. personnel continue to supply questions to the intelligence services of a third party despite the fact that they knew or suspected that those detainees
were being mistreated twenty eight cases of agreeing to rendition suggested by other agencies in some cases even agreeing to part finance that rendition on the republicans the conclusion it is difficult to comprehend how those at the top of the office did not recognize a pattern of mistreatment by the united states in our view the u.k. tolerated actions and took other actions that we regard as inexcusable and as far as the situation from twenty ten onwards the secretary has been little improvement since twenty seven two thousand and seven and there isn't a clear policy not even an agreement as to who is responsible for preventing u.k. complicity it's pretty damning stuff now joining us to discuss that is bella sankey she's the deputy director of reprieve the u.k. campaigning organization what you've been campaigning about rendition and on this these detentions very long time what's your take about the report well just by really heavy restrictions that dominic grieve and his committee that he oversees speaks about in his in his conclusions i think they've done
a very solid job of exposing systemic levels ek involvement in the cia's torture and rendition program between two thousand and one and two thousand and ten and you've just highlighted some of the key findings and that the numbers a detainee interviews. the numbers of interviews where detainees were mistreated with u.k. offices present and i think what the committee has done very powerfully is show that there was systemic support this was known about at the highest levels of the agencies here in the u.k. they can no longer claim that these were isolated incidents and that they did not have knowledge there was one little extract the foreign and commonwealth office the f c o which is governs m i six the foreign intelligence services try to claim that they they were not responsible for people being rendered through the u.k. because they didn't actually necessarily know exactly who was on these american planes for example the committee very strongly the report said look it's not good
enough just to turn a blind eye and say that but you're not responsible because you don't actually know that you haven't involve yourself in the specifics absolutely and the really shocking thing that the committee also exposes is that we still don't have a policy on rendition there is no policy that governs. what agents are required to do and what our institutional position is as a country on on on rendition of the the u.s. still has an active rendition program it says it no longer tortures individuals but actively renders people around the globe so is the u.k. still complicit in that program what is the position and where is the guidance agents on those answers you think because they didn't come out of this committee have to have to come out through a different route absolutely dominic grieve himself says that he was basically thwarted towards the end of this inquiry the government blocked access to key witnesses to intelligence agents that were involved in these cases and present on the ground where mistreatment was going on that's outrageous but it was always to
some extent inevitable i think because this committee was unable to demand evidence and require witnesses to come in give give evidence that's why we need an independent judge led inquiry into this issue urgently this was something promised by the government back in twenty ten. it stools but it always made clear that it did intend to do this once the i.o.c. inquiry and various criminal investigations were ended that's now happened and we need that judge that inquiry so desperately so now is the time as far as you're concerned thank you well obviously the fallout from this report is going to continue throughout the day and we'll have more later but to you all right paul live for us in london. to reveal more details of an upcoming summit he will hold with russia's vladimir putin the two leaders are expected to discuss the conflicts in syria and ukraine our state department correspondent also in jordan reports from washington. it was the warmest of welcomes for john bolton the national security
advisor for u.s. president donald trump is greeter president vladimir putin's west but he just must cool off so your visit to moscow gives us hope that we can at least make the first steps towards restoring for formal relations between our states bolton build his political career criticizing the russian government but on this trip bolton suggested better days were in fact ahead even in earlier days when when our countries had differences arab leaders and their advisers met and i think that was good for both countries good for stability in the world and president from the feels very strongly on that subject trump has long wanted closer ties with putin even in the face of allegations moscow was trying to throw the twenty six thousand election trumps way and that trumps campaign knew about it all the time they like to tie me to russia and they say such bad things about potent and then the supposed to go shit was potent why would he do this in the middle of the moeller
investigation trumps aides told him not to see too much after putin one reelection in march he ignored them. call with president putin and congratulated him on the victory has a lector all victory and even though russia was kicked out of the g eight for annex in crimea in two thousand and fourteen trump recently said it was time to reverse course russia would be in the meeting if it be a part of you know whether you like it or not even though the two countries are still at all odds after a former russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in the u.k. in march washington expelled sixty russian diplomats moscow responded in kind the u.s. criticizes russia for violating the rights of political activists and journalists and it says moscow should be stopping bhatia attacks on. syrian civilians however the u.s. secretary of state told congress on wednesday ignoring moscow is not an option we
have been harder on russia and this is ministration than has been the case in many previous administration the president is looking forward to an opportunity to find those handful of places where we can have productive conversations that lead to improvements for each of our two countries political observers in both russia and the us doubt the upcoming summit will be anything more than theatre but that maybe all the two leaders want and need. washington democrats in the u.s. senate say they are gearing up for a fight over who will fill the seat of retiring supreme court justice anthony kennedy next month pave overtire from the nation's highest court after more than three decades on the bench president says he now has a chance to shape the supreme court for the next forty years but appointing a successor can lead to a lengthy and bitter battle alan fischer reports from washington. and for the kennedy spent thirty years as a u.s.
supreme court justice he may have been appointed by a conservative president but he was often the crucial swing vote on controversial issues abortion was one in one thousand nine hundred you rejected a law which insisted parents had to be notified if a minor was seeking an abortion and he supported gay rights writing the majority opinion on all four of the court's rulings on the issue including the constitutional right to same sex marriage. his retirement had been predicted he informed the president on wednesday and no donald trump gets to nominate a new supreme court justice his second in less than two years and i am very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy that's why you know no show on the supreme court was an important election issue for donald trump many conservative christians through their support behind him hoping he would change the
makeup of the one person bench when given the opportunity barack obama had a vacancy to fill in his final months in the white house but republicans blocked him repeatedly now the top republican in the senate which confirms any appointment has asked democrats to play fair it's imperative that the president's nominee be considered fairly and not subjected to partial or touch the most in three months of taking office donald trump appointed neil gorsuch a conservative favorite now he gets a second pick which could cement the conservative majority on the court for years to come the rights criminal everything is a lie with this justice being appointed kennedy was the second oldest justice on the court the oldest is ruth bader ginsburg considered to be a reliable liberal vote it's no believes she's less likely to stand on the head of the next presidential election giving donald trump a third supreme court pick alan fischer al-jazeera washington.
two children have died in china after a man with a kitchen knife attacked three boys and a mother near a school one shanghai the twenty nine year old was caught by police with the help of passers by police say he had arrived in the city earlier this month and was unemployed and that he carried out the stabbing to quote take revenge on society the perpetrators of similar attacks in china are described as mentally ill or baron
rogers against society. at least eleven thousand people including children as young as five have been arrested in the philippines for loitering in the streets rights groups believe some of them have died as a result of police brutality the crackdown ordered by president not to go to territory as a result and surely overcrowded jails were cells mental whole six people now contain as many as eighty male aland are going to ports from manila. the last time said you are a good c.e.o. so genesis was a few years ago and he says his son promised he will come home but he never did. genesis died while under police detention after he was arrested for loitering right outside his home last week his family says he was taken in for simply not wearing a shirt in a public place and he paid the price with this life. the release of that all possible for an innocent man
a man who has committed no crime. and killed. in this to be. president of the good out there to says he wants to rid the country of street crime and has ordered the police to launch an intensive campaign but critics say this is another crackdown directed against the poor deterrent to so-called war on drugs continues with more than twenty two thousand people killed since it took on. two years ago we visited one of the detention facilities in the capital manila the stench of human sweat and heat is overwhelming this cell only has a capacity of six but it currently houses at least eighty inmates it is so packed that there are three hour shifts so that others can sleep while the rest stand and the warden says this is an improvement. another sell for women when asked almost
all of them say they have not seen a lawyer this fight being jailed for the rights groups say the situation is similar across the coaching and deter to policy this isn't and there more than ten thousand filipinos have already been arrested over the last two weeks but despite tremendous criticism president through the good artist says there will be no letup in his anti loitering campaign and has even ordered the rounding up of minors hundred several ready been brought to police stations and this attachment alone at least fifty children are made to sign up as offenders every night some as young as spidey years old. there are cases of abuse in these are perpetrated by authorities who are supposedly duty bound to protect the children the brightest that we're trying to force is like make it or anything in it or drinking in pubs big places such as industries so what we want to deliver is. obscene
cape town running out city people should use more than fifty liters of time a person per day about a third of the city's residents live in informal settlements like this one and you can see in about four percent of the water for generations they've already been collecting it. all thor's he say the city will reach daisy on the ninth of july
that's when they'll turn off the water in the homes to have it be the communal council stay on. the city's taps of fed by reservoirs this is one of the largest. where four years ago they would have been on the twenty five meters of water since then the province has suffered the worst drought on record. to saving measures would be postponed a zero bice three months everyone here is hoping the winter will see bring in enough rainfall to make sure never come. well i'm. telling you. some of it i like.
one of the biggest problems facing our oceans is the loss of seagrass meadows one check rule for roughly fifteen percent of the ocean's total carbon storage perhaps or they hope to wife as much carbon dioxide as rain forests and they're also question marine habitats for many endangered ocean species. but here on elkhorn slew in central california the tide could be turning for sea grass thanks to some unexpected allies. trying to meet their.
this nine hundred hectare as she wary is where rivers throughout this region meet the pacific ocean this is the agricultural powerhouse of the united states and fertilizer and pesticide runoff threaten the balance of this delicate ecosystem so having farmers so close to the ocean on what what impact does that have on the water quality well anywhere where you get coastal environments close to urban centers coastal environments close. you get problems like this. it grows with the raw. starts decomposing over half of the world sea grass meadows are in decline but here in al corn slew they're making a surprising comeback. oh wow.
at one time there were thousands of sea otters in california but in the eighteen hundreds they were hunted to near extinction for their soft fur pelts. there are now more than one hundred in this as consuming a staggering one hundred thousand crabs per year. this federation is appetite has helped restore the balance of this ecosystem by triggering a chain reaction known as a trophic cascade. sea otters the crabs lower crop numbers allow smaller invertebrates like sea slugs to thrive and these creatures are crucial for the health of sea grass by eating buildup on the leaves they allow sunlight to reach the plants. because sea otters are so crucial to the ecosystem scientists are carefully monitoring their slow and steady come back. they
capture them and tag them with radio devices. so the farmer here worked really well. she was probably very close. what's the purpose of proper we go out seven days a week is to go out and find individuals see where they are what they're doing. other part of it is a stuff so we can understand the distribution of orders in this area what are they eating and how are they doing health wise there's one right there that's three four nine six so that beeping is an otter that peeping is from the radio transmitter that's surgically implanted with her help system ok. why don't you take a look yet you're out in there. along the west coast of north america researchers have noticed that the return of top level predators is having an impact on restoring all kinds of underwater life
and the entire ocean system. what the sea otters do it's kind of it turns the tables against. groupings of packs of single living crowd essentially the same grouse an advantage again so if we introduce top predators like sea otters to ecosystems around the world will it have a knock on effect it's actually in the prediction is yes so if you re stored food webs which means a lot of times bringing back a top predator to a system that we wiped out we have the great potential for restoring the health of that system. mexico's presidential election parties are drawing huge crowds looking far better
future and is a c.n.n. reporter political veteran is riding a wave of popular support in what many describe as turbulent times. he's been campaigning for the presidency for more than twelve years addressing every single one of mexico's nearly twenty five hundred we disappear at least twice and as one but it. wrapped up the campaign for his third bit at the presidency it seems his perseverance is finally paying off. with polls giving the left wing populist a seemingly unpalatable lead he and his supporters say they already taste victory. or at the very much we are we will carry out a profound orderly and peaceful transformation of and it will be radical but don't be alarmed radical from the war root root out corruption injustice a brutal. popularly known as
a successfully tapped into widespread anger over unbridled corruption he promises to use the billions of dollars he says are stolen by politicians to fund ambitious social programs but he is short on specifics. in other parts of mexico opponents who are holding their final rallies running a distant second in the polls that of the one idea from the conservatives national action party he's articulate and also outspoken about fighting corruption. when i become president of mexico there will be an independent prosecution that will investigate every act of corruption of this administration including the participation of president. running in third place as the ruling party candidates will say i'm done you'll need a former finance minister his biggest handicap his association with the current
government the most unpopular one in memory. in a long line of campaign of it these rallies have all it takes time for a coffee mug with two chambers now try. this little game at my last mile and get a razor mexican history with one hundred thirty candidates to discipline and state positions for murder over the last few months crime and violence along with the corruption that feed them continue their upward spiral mexican say they desperately need real change the polls are correct the majority believe. is the one most likely to deliver. you see you. next ago city. that's all for me richelle carey for this news hour much more news on the other side of the break get it arnold is here at a college and gotten his hat faxed. an
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