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and i think you did play a role in organizing the protests that we've seen today just tell us what the purpose of these demonstrations on or i just want to say one thing quickly because you started by talking about how president trump has issued an executive order and i just want to make clear that he was forced to issue an executive order in large part because of the public outrage and all of the pressure that people all around the country and outside of the united states are putting on the u.s. government to on do the policy that he put in place we've also in the last week had a huge victory in the courts where the federal judge has ordered president donald trump and the u.s. government to we're united families immediately so we've been organizing on the ground i just came back from brownsville texas where we had about fifteen hundred people in brownsville right outside of the federal court where mass prosecutions are taking place and where parents have been standing up had been standing up for
weeks asking about the whereabouts further about their children and so that's what today and that's what the last few weeks have been about been it's been about putting pressure on the u.s. government so they can immediately reunify families. how many how many families have been reunited. we don't have an actual count at this moment what we do know is that they've separated over twenty five hundred families children from their parents and the federal core has asked has order the u.s. government to reunite them in the next thirty days and in the next fifteen days for all of the children under the age of five and all parents must make contact with their children in the next ten days that number is actually last at this point after the injunction is thirty days is that likely to work this is something of a logistical nightmare now in some cases families have been separated by thousands
of miles it's very unfair as to how the process is going to what. do you have any clue as to how federal authorities are going to be able to reunite kids with parents who are in detention. yeah i mean this is the question we are getting an ark assertion is that when the u.s. government prioritizes something and understands and has that same sense of urgency that we do and that these families do they can certainly move resources quickly to ensure that reunification happens in accordance to the court order so if donald trump and his administration prioritize this issue they can stick to that timeline we will be monitoring that and partnership with partners on the ground who are in touch with potential asylum seekers who are in touch with families and so you know we have to maintain the position that the government can and must do that is if they want to because it's the u.s.
government and they have the resources to mobilize to accomplish this goal what about the prospect of the justice department. trying to essentially get around that the floor is agreement so the idea that instead of that agreement called for children to be released after twenty days now we see that the u.s. government is claiming the right to detain children and their parents throughout the generation of immigration proceedings. yeah we understood the u.s. government's position as reigning in this chaos to to separate families to then create this mandate and urgency around a need to. detain and jail families together and potentially then remove them expeditiously from the country and so we're already thinking about where they're headed if they think that they can replace one crisis with another
replace the family separation by jailing families together they're deeply mistaken and so we're working to fight that with the coalition i appreciate what you the point that you're making at just the beginning of our interview that the executive order president trump signed was the result of pressure but we know that his zero tolerance immigration policy is still very much in place we see these protests taking place across the country today but in reality this is an administration that really is very responsive to this type of opposition if anything the trump administration is a dismissive of this sort of thing yeah but it's been different in this case. they rolled out a policy i don't think that they were they anticipated the kind of backlash that they were receiving donald trump was losing the headlines and was forced to issue an executive order to fix a crisis of his own making and we me almost you know days after that the offender
the federal judge brought the u.s. government and the a.c.l.u. into court for a status conference update and the u.s. government had no plan to reunify these families so he issued this executive order and then the judge asked what is the plan to bring these families together and they had no answer which is why the judge issued a sweeping nationwide preliminary injunction earlier this week forcing and ordering the federal government to you reunite these children with their parents well thank you for your perspective appreciate it laura priorly director of immigration policy and campaigns at the american civil liberties union thank you for your time today thank you. well now we go to thailand where divers and managed to go several kilometers into a flooded cave looking for twelve young footballers and their coach have been missing for a week a new opening to the underground complex was discovered on friday offering hope the boys might still be found alive
a scot hider reports from chiang rai relatives remain positive despite many questions and few on says. one. week after the boys in their coats passed through this entrance into the tom long cave a line of ambulances and hundreds of workers carry out a drill for their rescue. non-home is the mother of one of those boys she tells us thirteen year old among them loved all sports but football was his favorite mother and son are very close uncharacteristically he did not ask for permission to go to the cave often take that he's a good boy he liked to play football since he was small i always support him i never thought any of the light these would happen because whenever he would leave people he always act. for the first few days after monk or went missing his mother just cried at one point she was so distraught and exhausted she fainted she's only
just started eating again she did not previously know any of the other parents of the missing boys now they're getting strength from each other. i feel much better now and this the poet is making me stronger i have to be strong but a recent my son to be the dumb one cave complex goes on for kilometers now this is a section of it across from where the searching for the boys and their coats is going on now now people here locals believe that there is a spirit in these caves and this is where they come to make offerings to it while offerings to the caves spirit and gods continue. so does the searching for a second day water is flowing from the mouth of the cave decreasing the level inside the flooded sections of the cave complex and rain has been light. and in the hills another chimney or holding down toward the cave is being explored as a possible way into the cave complex. the spirit of the cave is fable to be that of
a woman who is waiting for her husband to return to her much like the relatives who have been here since last saturday he's got other al-jazeera. south sudan's lay to cease fires reportedly been violated within just a few hours by government forces and rebels in the north west of blaming each other for breaking the cease fire agreement was signed by president salva kiir and rubbly to react which are in neighboring state done at least fifty thousand people have been killed and four million forced from their homes since the civil war began in two thousand and thirteen well the african union has all strive leaders in south sudan to stop fighting and pursue dialogue to end the civil war there and using mauritania ahead of sunday summit which is being of a shadowed by an attack in mali on friday. has more from new actual it. african leaders are concerned about the growing instability in the sahab egypt particular following the deadly attack targeting their headquarters of the g five in savory in
mali five is the task force which comprises troops from mauritania. new chair and bali and its goal is to. defeat groups are fixated with al qaida the islamic state and. and despite the assistance the five has been getting from the international committee of the un and runs it seems that this is going to be a long battle to be able to contain the rise of those groups the african union also is concerned about the instability in south sudan following the collapse of the ceasefire leaders meeting here in mauritania are going to put more pressure on the south sudanese president. and here's why of all rick must charter trying to contain the crisis and push for a road map that would and civil war in sas and down there are also other issues like the dispute between morocco and the police over the future of western sahara
african union is a pan african organization they mean to speed up political and economic integration they hope to be able to have their own single market single currency and central bank but many say this is going to take some time unless african union's tackle first of all regional conflicts the need to and armed conflicts for them to be able to pursue their political agenda. washout. iraq's electoral commission says it will begin a manual recount of votes in some regions on tuesday it follows widespread allegations of fraud in the may polls all recount process is expected to take two weeks but many think the crisis over the election results won't end their mama deval explains your expletive moment when the clock struck midnight local time ticked over into sunday the mandate of iraq's parliament to expire. a new
parliament was supposed to emerge following the general elections last month but to differences over results are still hundreds of which presents a constitutional bellamy for iraq after weeks of discussions about whether the outgoing parliament should extend its mandate it has finally decided to end its term from now and until a new parliament is in place we rock will be in a constitutional vacuum who can put things back on track legally or speaking i mean so the government has the opportunity to do so so the government is responsible for implementing the law and the constitution and the courts are responsible for overseeing that the implementation has taken place in accordance with the law and the constitution so the government the courts can do so together. the results of the may twelfth election shock to the ruling coalition led by prime minister betty it came in third contrary to its expectations nationalistic alliance of mostly
secular parties but led by a shock to the suburbs got the most seats fifty four of three hundred twenty eight . in second place came an alliance of your own groups. several parties cried foul and the jupiter get out of t.'s that included vote rigging glitches in new voting machines and destruction of ballots prime minister heard them about he said security agencies had evidence of unprecedented violations on saturday the independent high electoral committee decided to start a manual recounting of votes only in areas where it regularities were reported that would begin to be other provinces on jews that some party say you've got smart enough and want a total recount these are serious problems none of which were resolved before the current parliament expires which this political uncertainty to a long list of problems for iraq. or does iraq. a deadline is passed for afghan
refugees in pakistan as the government decides whether they're allowed to remain there for more than a year pakistan's government to set an extended deadlines requiring all registered afghan refugees to cross back over the border some of lived in pakistan for decades with many having fled afghanistan when the soviet union invaded in one nine hundred seventy nine in recent months the government has taken a less sympathetic stance with ministers describing refugees as a burden the economy can no longer maintain commodified has more from islamabad. ever says the russian and region of the honest on nineteen seventies on refugees have corp august on their home the country has become host to millions of refugees and even today and a half decades on august on is said to hold over two point five million afghan refugees of which one point five million afghan refugees are registered and the
others do not have adequate documents the government of pakistan has been exerting pressure on these refugees to go back because they. say you are saying cities by militant outfits which are targeting. however the relationship between kabul and islamabad has become. several rounds of talks between the civil and military leadership. as far as dealing with the of foreign refugees is concerned the country is also due to hold an election on the twenty fifth of july. new government will be in place in islamabad to take key decisions on the future relationship with afghanistan and the plight of the afghan refugees residing in this country the united nations high commission for refugees is optimistic that despite the fact that it was indeed the deadline the government of pakistan was likely to increase that deadline in the end of day and to ease the suffering of the of one refugees
across this country. so i have for you on this news hour from london we're looking at why hundreds of all finishes are being shot down in uganda germany's chancellor says fourteen e.u. countries have agreed to take back my registered with them but hungary's government denies this and then later in fort collins most decorated in the n.p.n. dies at the age of seventy two. hello and welcome back across europe we've got unsettled weather conditions across some eastern areas down through the baltic states through into parts of russia it is looking very unsettled next few days and cold air really sinking quite a way south central areas a quiet and western there is
a still looking very warm indeed temperatures across parts of france into the mid or even up of thirty celsius u.k. it's not looking too bad there twenty eight commit a little bit as we head through into monday but you notice that circulation of low pressure centers still very close to poland stage and temperatures really struggling in the capital so we don't se in areas who got a few showers around the poconos but general of fine weather thirty two for both rome and athens you'll notice as we move across the other side of the mediterranean sea weather conditions are fine them with the winds coming up from the desert we've got a forty high there in chuen it's thirty six in karo and heading on through into monday not much change expected across the region for central africa a plenty of big storm clouds moving through the flow particularly across the gulf of guinea and through into west africa and here we're looking at some big storms coming through over the next twenty four hours bamako should stay largely dry southern portions of africa may need dry but we have got the risk of some rain affecting cape town at times.
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over the place today teen on zero. welcome back a look at the top stories this hour hundreds of protesters taking place across the united states against the troubled ministrations controversial migration policy more than two thousand children remain separated from their parents despite president signing an order to end the practice free syrian army says peace talks with the government and its allies russia have broken down in the southern province of daraa several rebel held town and villages in the area have now accepted government rule and more protests have been held in the south korean capital seoul
against the arrival of yemeni asylum seekers. more than five hundred afloat to island since december. now to mexico countries heading to the polls on sunday in an election that could append the politics big business is pushing its favorite candidates countries working class are expected to be the kingmakers they're hoping for an end to violence poverty and corruption a latin america added so you see a new man explains. michael steele a little side you'll have to rent a car parts factory that exports to the united states to a mexico's number one industry and like dozens of other problem is industrialists and businessmen he's part of a coalition that publicly supports the presidential candidate for mexico's governing party. the sample you'll meet a former finance minister is a friend of big business and the free markets the antithesis of the populous left wing candidate who's leading in the polls mr the liberal side who believes he would
be disastrous for mexico we go their separate from the city they've been for the workforce and through the kids what happens after sixty years he went out of money then you know been through a lot these i mean are birds of story so we don't want to have an image. and. it is a long time opponent of so-called savage capitalism and accuses prominent mexican billionaires of belonging to what he calls a power mafia. everything study. media is appealing to mexicans to vote for continuity and not true a return to what he describes as the disastrous populism of the past and may well lead in visa elections what we believe what we love what we've built is at stake in this election the country's future is at play. because of the one of the
conservative opposition party plan couldn't agree more he too wants mexicans but the choice is between stability and the kind of uncertainty that spooks investors but the concerns of the business sector don't seem to be striking a chord among millions of poor and low income mexicans who struggle to make a living for many here the prospect of electing a president who promises to make the have nots rather than the privilege his main priority seems irresistible people like fruit vendor israel who says the two other candidates represent options that have failed to the working class. of a whole new consumer before we need jobs education sports health for farmers not just for those who have benefited from welcome the need help so the country can grow. your had it remains optimistic he says it's illegal to tell his employees who to vote for but that he has explained what he believes would be
the consequences if mexico were to veer off its present course. joins us live now from mexico city so much at stake in these elections just describe the atmosphere there for us out of the big day. hello mary mother let me tell you people there's a lot of excitement this is really an unprecedented historic election that's certainly how it's being seen by the vast majority of mexicans but also been one of the most or the most violent election campaign in recent memory just to give you an idea more than seven thousand would be candidates step down most of them because of threats or threats of violence. than a hundred and thirty six or at least a hundred and thirty six politicians as of this minute because the number goes up and up all the time have been killed forty eight of them political candidates in this election so and top of that we also have a report that just came out by a watchdog group saying that one out of every three mexicans has received offers to
buy their vote for as little as a couple of chickens to as much as five hundred dollars joining me now to talk about this and much more is veteran political analyst and journalist. this is not a pretty picture. this is not at all and i'd like to ask you how much do you think that these irregularities to put a word on him are going to change the results well they didn't. have twenty fifteen and twenty six. on the final result but this election. divided into. two states one is. all the dream for a change all this hate against this government. two years over eighty five percent
. of mexicans said they were going to vote for the. most. so this. is the one for change. it made this already. hold this political maneuvering how. i would say. if this this. to vote for a candidate against is going to be a bigger stronger. than all this political machinery. is put in and why it's working already to try to change.
you have a candidate who by all accounts has such a wide lead the leftist populist candidate. that it seems almost certain that he is going to win unless there is something a real shake up here that you said yourself you didn't expect that to happen but some see him as the savior from mexico others as the very worst thing that could possibly happen to this country what is your take on better. what's going to happen because if we if we see. the eighteen. very good precedent. or is the same always been. going to be there because. this year he has been very disciplined he has been listening to. because he has very good
advice. in there and he's core group service second or third group. but he's being very obedient to them so he has had a very. very good electoral campaign. proves that he. to the people close to him but what is it that people are afraid of the businessman the know what they're afraid of but people like you what what what concerns you if you get the old. like to call him for instance. he he's a very christian he's a religious man. only political. put he believes in public policy. or he was. he changed. because his religious beliefs so he's
a very conservative in social terms he is. a democracy how democracy will work. he's very authoritarian because he has such a strong charisma. leadership. he can get away with it so that's that's a secondly. with him well very interesting indeed. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us and we of course will be following this election hour by hour as mexicans go to the polls on sunday for this historic election back to you mary i'm looking for ted thank you very much. from mexico city where now uganda is shutting down hundreds of often edges that don't meet legal standards the government suspects some of the sites are being used
to make corrupt profits while others are being employed for child trafficking. reports on a home in the northern city of it's trying to help the children. nine year old appeal's parents died from aids four years ago her grandmother took care of her until she passed away the little girl who has hiv was living at a now shuttered orphanage in the northern ugandan city of gulu appeal is now cared for by her legal guardian jeffrey who has four kids of his own. i'm trying. my through my family and i think. valerie was the manager of one shelter that shut its doors the orphanage was home to children who lost their parents to aids and war and the government of uganda. children's home children. some of them.
even their siblings many in uganda worried the closure of some six hundred orphanages will put children out on the streets without the basic skills for survival unicef says there are two and a half million orphans in uganda and hundred fifty three million worldwide the charity hope and home says children living in orphanages are forty times more likely to have a criminal record and five hundred times more likely to commit suicide researchers say children who grow up in orphanages suffer physically intellectually and emotionally the quality of life of orphans in uganda is what's worrying the commissioner for youth and children's affairs he's overseeing the closure of orphanages that don't meet the government's criteria we have also learnt that many of these often it is being used as a route across got children out of the country unsuspecting parents just leave their children to be taken on by anybody under the guise of helping them and in the end. one of the licensed homes in gulu st jude it's
home to more than ninety orphans often it is really no place. for children to grow in but as the advantages for the children. some of the children. who have studied. while living with family is the ideal situation for orphans less and shelters can help see some of the children who've grown up in their home have turned out to be productive and successful people with university educations and fulfilling careers. on al-jazeera. protesters in india are demanding the death penalty for two men accused of raping a seven year old girl demonstrations have been held across eight cities and months are districts near the center of the country the men are accused of luring the young go away from high school before assaulting india's government introduced the death penalty for the rape of girls on to twelve this year after the sexual assault
of an eight year old girl angry protests. and egyptian court has delayed the final ruling in a mass trial involving seven hundred people until next month or accused of being involved in a sit in in two thousand and thirteen that was broken up during a military crackdown those on trial include photo journalist manhood i was eight is facing the death penalty. there is demanding the release of journalist mahmoud his saying his being in an egyptian jail for more than five hundred fifty days without trial is detention has been extended now for the fourteenth time it was detained without charge in december two thousand and sixteen ensuring the holiday to cairo al-jazeera and international human rights organizations have repeatedly egypt to release jail janice. the german chancellor angela merkel says fourteen e.u. countries of agreed to take back migrants who originally registered with them merkel made the claim in
a letter to coalition partners who are demanding the government take a tougher stance on migration merkel has also reportedly said she wants to establish anchor centers to hold and process migrants at the german border hungry in poland who are among the fourteen countries of deny reaching any deal. well on sunday austria takes over as president of the e.u. council for the next six months as means charts less about in kurt's will temporarily lead an institution struggling to find a united front on migration currents is pro european and he has taken a tough line on immigration in the past so what direction will the bloc take with austria at its helm domenic kaye reports. he says countries youngest leader and finance for six months at least on paper europe's as austrian chancellor since last december sebastian cortes has governed in a coalition with the far right and increasingly his policies have reflected that
year. and to have been in the last years goal is to stop the tide of illegal immigration the refugee and migrant influx into europe we have always stuck to our position and will use the e.u. presidency to work on a sound european solution that can only be achieved if the protection of our external borders works so we have to be the ones who decide who come into europe not the people smugglers. and courts says he sees his country's role as a bridge between east and west which is why he's been making overtures to the countries of what's called the visa grad group the czech republic hungary poland and slovakia who some in brussels consider to be in the news awkward squad they don't share the desire for an ever deeper union and don't want to accept more migrants or refugees trying to cross the mediterranean that he would have to go right back. everybody jumps into the water our people can actually bring them out fish them.