the african slave trade mapping the history that is going to humanity. for all the gold in the world i want to just say you know. this is al jazeera. hello i'm down jordan this is the on a zero news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. we're committed to a whole of government effort to change the iranian regime's behavior secretary of state mike pompei announces a new special group to run policy with iran after u.s. withdrawal from the nuclear deal plus we are not an enemy the media strikes back editors around the u.s. and the world defend their journalism against attacks by donald trump.
the queen of soul aretha franklin has died in detroit at the age of seventy six. indians pay homage to former prime minister atal bihari vajpayee who passed away at the age of ninety three a seven day mourning period is now in place. the u.s. has announced a new foreign policy initiative aimed at changing the behavior of the regime in tehran secretary of state mike pompei i said the white house is forming a task force to coordinate and run its policy on iran speaking to reporters at the state department he talked about the new initiative our hope is that one day soon we can reach a new agreement with iran but we must see major changes in the regimes behavior both inside and outside of its borders and jordan has more from the united nations . the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o has unveiled what is being called the iran action group trying to make certain that all parts of the u.s.
government are working on a strategy to compel iran to give up its nuclear weapons ambitions as well as to stop its efforts of supporting groups such as hamas hezbollah the who these in yemen and other such organizations that have been listed as terrorist groups under u.s. law even though this effort is now being unveiled the administration is denying charges that it is trying to push for regime change inside iran there's also the question of whether the u.s. is goal of trying to get other countries on board with this new effort will work notably countries within the european union which have long standing economic ties to terror on when asked whether or not the u.s. was going to have a problem getting these countries to agree to put more pressure on iran to change its ways this is what bryant hook the new special representative for iran had to say that's the purpose of maximum economic pressure the point is not to create any
rifts with with other nations but when you look out the kind of money that iran provides to assad and to shia militias to lebanese hezbollah it's billions and billions of dollars and we need to get at drying up those revenue streams so far the beggar's of the iran action group is a very small one the ministration wasn't ready to unveil those names on thursday however brian hook did tell reporters that this is a key policy initiative of the trumpet ministration and that they are committed to trying to get iran to change its political and security ways but trita posses from the national iranian american council he says the state department is acting as if it wants to deliberately provoke iran into a conflict with the us. what we're seeing here is the continuation of the escalator
tory plan that the trump in the situation put in place on they one when the into the white house which is some form of confrontation with iran that talking point is that this is just about changing behavior there's even an offer to talk on the table but everything the trumpet ministration is doing is very clearly pointing towards a demand for iran campus elation which will happen which as a result very likely will either lead to some form of a direct confrontation with iran or efforts by the united states to destabilize iraq i don't think for instance that people like bolton etc are particularly happy about the idea of pivoting towards diplomacy i don't think we can for certain say that trump is leaning in that their action but we have seen that that is what he did with north korea what the state department is doing right now and pompei or at least seems to be partly aimed that meeting in much more difficult for in the future to be able to pivot towards diplomacy they're locking in the policy towards
confrontation on the trunk of mr asian is on record admitting that they're trying to foment unrest in iran what that would do is that it would force him on to turn its research resources inwards and it would be this able from projecting power in the region and from the perspective of some of the iran's regional rivals that type of instability in iran is probably the second best option compared to what their primary preference seems to be which is the military confrontation. more than three hundred newspapers across the u.s. have joined forces to denounce attacks against them by donald trump the boston globe which organized the campaign says trump is carrying out a sustained assault on the free press the new york times has warned that calling journalists the enemy of the people is dangerous and smaller papers i've also joined in the albuquerque journal says the attacks could lead to weaken democracy that's vulnerable to the whims of tyrants the president's not only describe u.s. media outlets as the enemy of the american people but also called journalists
horrible horrendous people that can make anything bad because they're the fake fake disgusting news the committee to protect journalists says the white house's rhetoric undermines the media's work everywhere last year twenty one journalists around the world would jailed on false news charges more than double the number in twenty sixteen and the total number of reporters behind bars around the world reached a record two hundred sixty two trump tweeted that the media is free to write and say anything it wants but much of what it says is fake news she has a chance he has more. here at the newseum in washington d.c. the front pages of some of the over three hundred newspapers taking part in what was billed as an attempt to end a quote dirty war on the free press and we're being displayed their goals for the day really are to remind the public about the value to our democracy of a freed independent press and maybe tone down the rhetoric that leads some on the fringes to violence by using inflammatory terms like enemies of the people are the fake fake disgusting news. donald trump's attacks on the media have been
rhetorical and that has its dangers but he hasn't written journalists with the espionage act or seized their records and demanded sources as president obama did instead trump is playing on suspicions about the media that has long been the charge of out the mainstream media does reflect the views of the establishment and the elite and marginalizes those who question that elite. and some do wonder whether donald trump is now giving the mainstream media the opportunity to present itself as i am to establishment without having to conduct any self reflection answers and what you just did is inflammatory to the us media has awoken under donald trump and is likely to take a far more adversarial position against the white house. but has the age of trump truly ushered in a new era of fearlessness for a fourth a state finally willing to speak for the people or is the press simply reflecting
the unease of the establishment but ended with his victory that many have a long called for an adversarial relationship between the media and a sitting president but the question is what kind of adversarial relationship is it just simply belt based on attacks personal attacks going back and forth that don't have substance that don't actually improve people's lives that don't highlight issues but in effect inflate the personalities and egos of major celebrity media figures and people in the trumpet ministration the pows show most americans care far more about free healthcare or reversing economic inequality than the alleged russian collusion that establishment voices blame for them in the last presidential election yet the last of a dominates the us media and those that do take an adversarial stance to the establishment on social and economic issues remain as marginalized as ever meanwhile the polls reflected the climbing trust in the media nationwide. continues
his attacks she had zero washington. tributes from around the world have been pouring into remember the universally acclaimed queen of soul aretha franklin died at home in detroit on thursday the seventy six year old american singer had been ill with pancreatic cancer but found the place flowers on her stop in the hollywood walk of fame these are live pictures from that now former u.s. president barack obama family remembered her on social media as did news. for junk such as barbra streisand and full of the muck ali gebril is on that looks back at her life and how she influenced the world of music. she was simply known by her first name aretha because of her unmistakable voice she was born a wreath eloise franklin in one nine hundred forty two in memphis tennessee from
her first recordings as a young gospel singer she went on to become part of the sound of detroit her singing career would span six decades away was. a winner of eighteen grammy awards distinctive gospel honed vocal style influenced multiple generations she was number one on the rolling stone magazine's list of the greatest singers of all time and she was the first mill artist ever inducted the rock n roll hall of fame. but it was in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven song respect which garnered her international attention and payment. fifty years ago she sang at dr martin luther king jr's funeral and many years later at the dedication of dr king's memorial in washington she was active in the civil
rights movement for decades something she spoke about in two thousand and fourteen well it certainly was a struggle and still is although we have. great ways along the way there still is a significant way to go the recipient of the united states highest civilian honor the presidential medal of freedom her voice delighted presidents as her health declined she curtailed her performances but she. only saying i can do is two thousand and fourteen performance and she sang adele's hit rolling in the deep. end of the univ saw her fans she always was and always will be. frank with the seventy six years old.
president trump also took time out to remember aretha before the start of a cabinet meeting the president expressed his condolences to her family she's great joy to millions of lives in are extraordinary legacy will arrive and inspire many generations to come she was given a great gift from god her voice and she used it well people love to rethink her special woman so i just want to pass on my warmest best wishes and sympathies to her family. well let's bring in kelly carter she's a senior entertainment reporter with e.s.p.n. is the undefeated pop culture website she's covered aretha franklin extensively over the years and joins us via skype from tucson in arizona kelly i really thought was described as the queen of soul with an extraordinary career that's probably unmatched an unrivaled what sort of musical legacy do you think she leaves behind. you know obviously a reprint really gave way or
a lot of what we see now i don't. see not only opens the door for black to mobile phones like someone like beyonce for example but she paved the way percent for women like josh stone i mean for dell you know she really kind of gave us these church and let the vocals and layered them over these props and beats and they didn't very well for her for five decades i'm she was born in memphis tennessee but became synonymous with the sound of detroit and i'm gospel music but what was the influences and how did they shape and musically. absolutely we know she's a preacher's kid so her father was a legendary franklin who was very much on the front lines of the civil rights movement and martin luther king jr were very good friends so much so and not a lot of people are aware of this martin luther king jr's famous i have a dream speech that he gave in washington sikh gave in detroit months earlier because the reports father asked and so a reaper grew up you know in her home in her church basement with legendary.
community activists who would go on to change the course of you know american history and some of those people included well you jackson who is the legendary gospel singer clip there is. you know james cleveland so on and so forth and so the church in church music script in the baptist church was very influential just started off of course as a classical singer but then by the time she had a teen said her dad i want to do what sam cook sam cook was a good friend of the family who was often at the franklin household in detroit and . music and she wanted amplifier voice a little bit more insular father. manager and daughter that first deal with columbia records and then later atlantic records and that was a sound that rocked the house and kenny people transcends generations race
cultures how did she manage to do that so well how did she have such universal appeal. yeah you know i think first off for women and not obvious lack the men and women generally speaking when her version of respect came out this was the third version of respect with the first version that was afforded by a woman it felt like a still world arms at a time when women in the united states were really fighting to become equal partners to their male counterparts and so it really kind of appears through a cultural and racial line but even now her music is so timeless it sounds as if it could just come out on a streaming service twelve minutes ago and still go as hard as it would have fifty one years ago and i think that is really kind of the true essence of her music i know words like timeless and classic i think get tossed around we talk about some people's musical body but it absolutely ring true for me but frankly just a final thought from you i mean it wasn't just about her music was that she was
also a fierce campaign if a civil rights why was that she was very much an activist i think that because she saw what was happening you know on the ground in detroit in her father's church and thusly what was happening in the united states she wanted to make a contribution once she understood her platform was great american activist angela davis was incarcerated and was going to accuse of being a communist operative pulling a quarter million dollars at the time to bring her out of jail because she could do it because she had it and because she said black people were the ones who bought her music and made her rent it though she wanted to get that back she never let go was the life and that's what made a wreath the so special kelley carter thank you very much indeed for talking to us . or at times more ahead on the news hour including their lives and houses were spared but those living in the shadow of jenna was collapsed bridge may never be able to return home plus. another violent attack hits kabul as afghans bury the
victims of wednesday's suicide bombing at a study center and in sport the spanish league announces plans to move games to the united states with that story a little bit later. now in china for senior officials including a provincial deputy governor had been dismissed over a defective vaccine program one hundred ninety eight thousand children shandong province were given the injections which contained a substandard medicine the revelations in july about the ineffective vaccines so thousands of angry parents speak out on chinese social media age and brown joins us live now from the chinese capital agency how worried is the government by what appears to be a widening scandal. daryn i think the government is very worried that the state council which is a body headed by president xi jinping is the organization that has now produced the
list naming those four officials who've been dismissed from their posts so president xi jinping has played an active role if you like in the aftermath of what is in many ways a growing scandal those dismissed include the deputy head of the body that's responsible for regulating the drug industry in china as well as the deputy governor of jilin province but i think many people online are saying you know these people have been just dismissed why aren't they receiving harsher punishments also interesting enough the the head of the drug regulatory body here in china is still in her position interesting also daryn that the former head of this body was in fact executed in two thousand and seven after involvement in yet another scandal so the the body that oversees the drug industry in china is tarnished with corruption it really has been undermined in so many ways guilty of corruption and also of
wrongdoing now let's just cast our minds back to how this scandal began back in july as you say it was revealed that a company called chang chang biotechnology had been producing sub standard vaccines now initially it was thought that about two hundred fifty thousand of these vaccines had been produced we now know that in fact it was double that so that's the that's the latest figure half a million fake vaccines were produced and one hundred eighty eight thousand of those ineffective vaccines were given to children are the government continues to insist that these vaccines are not dangerous they are just ineffective but people are very worried here you know you cannot underestimate the real anger there is amongst ordinary people. here in china i remember when the scandal broke in july going to a hospital here in beijing and talking to some of the anxious parents who were
queuing up with their children not knowing if their children's lives were in danger and i member one grandfather shaking with rage said you know those responsible should be executed and executed quickly you cannot underestimate the that the anger that there is here at the moment and just a few weeks ago daryn there was a protest by a group of parents whose children had received these vaccines that protest happened outside the health ministry here in beijing and is a reflection as i say of that anger and resentment towards the vaccine company involved all right andrew brown there in beijing adrian thank you know u.s. media reports say that thousands of google employees have signed a letter demanding more transparency from the company that follows the tech giants decision to secretly build a censored version of its search engine to use in china known as project dragon fly internet censorship in china is among the most extensive in the world with many u.s. tech services such as whatsapp and facebook currently blocked inside the country
the new york times has published a letter of those google employees what it calls on the company to give employees more transparency over the projects they're working on the workers say this would allow them to decide whether they're willing to work on a project or not and they're also demanding an ethics review of dragon fly and several other google projects with the findings published for why that review. that is telling governments considering taking charge of the entire motorway network away from private companies and contractors after the collapse of a bridge in genoa while a probe into what happened may take some time hundreds of people displaced by the collapse are wondering where they'll sleep next natasha buckley reports from general. below what is left of juneau is marandi bridge hundreds of properties stand empty more than six hundred people were moved from this neighborhood after the bridge collapsed on tuesday some are returning to collect their possessions many all still visibly shaken you know this reported
a lot of i saw the bridge collapsing because my apartment looked over it so i saw it fall or heard a big noise like thunder i thought it was a storm and then there was dust everywhere and i saw a building turn to rubble. it's unclear if people will be allowed to live here again as experts say the structure could be unsafe this firefight to show me what's now known as the red zone a high risk area if you look up you can see just how close from randy quaid there is to the top of some of these apartments it almost seems to me it's and you can really understand why italian authorities decide to go back to wait this whole neighborhood because of course if any part of that bridge was to collapse anyone underneath would bring grave danger carrying their belongings residents leave to stay with family and friends or in city shelters this man's elderly mother was too shocked to come back he says my fear will never be the same so when they. used to
be a firefighter and looking at all this i believe it will take years to rebuild and recover . at the rescue site hundreds of emergency workers continue to search for survivors as time passes hopes are diminishing now we are cutting the big slabs we are moving them and then we send the can and units the dogs the search dogs. if there are positive signs we send our teams. direct research casualties into or. into the voids people in juneau are still coming to terms with what has happened in their city his grief anger and for those who call this district home there is now a future full of uncertainty natasha butler al jazeera genoa italy. former indian prime minister atal bihari vajpayee has died at the age of ninety three politicians from his party the b. j.p. were among the first to pay respects at his official residence in the capital new
delhi where his body is on public viewing be best remembered for his foreign policy more now from him in car. he was elected prime minister not once not twice but three times at all the hari vij by ruled india first for thirteen days in one thousand nine hundred sixty but was unable to form a majority and then resigned he was prime minister for thirteen months in one thousand nine hundred eight broader coalition partner with truth he was once again forced to resign he completed a full term of almost six years from nine hundred ninety nine i and the international stage he's perhaps best known for testing nuclear weapons on nine hundred ninety eight and intensifying an arms race with a neighbor pakistan at the time the tests were a source of great pride for him and celebrated nationwide today i trip skin four to five hours. in the uk and duct tape three underground nuclear tests
in the poke and break. the tests also placed a strain on the indian u.s. relationship and sanctions were placed on the country. in favoring one thousand nine hundred ninety he led negotiations with pakistan of the contested region of kashmir he pushed for a full scale diplomatic peace process another success came with the inauguration of the new delhi the whole bus service in february nine hundred ninety nine vij by initiated a new peace process aimed towards permanently resolving the kashmir dispute and other conflicts in pakistan but in may one thousand nine hundred ninety the two countries for a two month war in the remote region of cargill are because smeared india declared victory is pakistan withdrew from cargo a shrewd political player pike was able to build bridges on all sides of the political spectrum his moderate reputation brought him supporters especially from those who fed the right wing side of his b.j. party his popularity soared has he oversaw economic reforms that led to high rates
of growth but he lost the election in two thousand and four after campaigning on his economic success. his slogan of india is shining didn't resonate with everyone especially the poor who voted overwhelmingly for rival the congress party at all the hari budged part was born in one thousand twenty four in central india and died in hospital in new delhi after being admitted to jews. time for a short break here and al-jazeera when we come back a small town with a big worry we visit the crossroads of the migration debate in germany plus. it's time to tango an international festival celebrating the last american dance opens in argentina's capital and in sports out of court and back into the england squad we'll have the latest on ben stokes his return to international cricket more in the states.
by the springtime flowers of a mountain lake. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello there heavy downpours have been pounding the southern parts of china recently so thanks to this blob of cloud heroin within that cloud is a storm that's gradually tracking its way towards the west this is what it's done to us in the southern parts of china you can see the heavy rain that we've seen there causing a fair amount of flooding across the roads is going to give it causing a few problems and will continue to do so over the next few days as well because this whole system is tracking its way towards the west so particularly for the northern parts of it now it's looking very very wet there for friday and for saturday meanwhile that also be somewhat weather in the hong kong region and further north look at this system here this is also the remains of another storm that has shanghai and is now working its way towards the west and as it does so it's still continuing to give us some very very heavy downpours so a bit further towards the south in the satellite picture is picking up plenty of cloud over the southern parts of the philippines more wet weather is expected hair
as we head through the next few days but to the south of that is generally looking a fair amount dry and brighter so across in borneo into java bali is looking fine and dry towards the west though there is more rain here and as you head up towards thailand it does look very wet india too it's looking pretty wet at the moment particularly in the west this blob of cloud here is going to give us some for downpours. the weather sponsored by qatar airways. sao paolo the economic heartbeat of a thriving brazil but boom times mean rising rents and the lack of public housing isabella is just one of thousands looking for a place to call home with no choice but to occupy one of the city's many vacant buildings facing an uncertain future. you find a latin america occupying brazil on al-jazeera.
al-jazeera travels to the fund this reaches of thailand to follow young local doctors who are providing lifesaving care to the real community that solving problems for others is very fulfilling you don't get this in any other profession. we charge the dramas and delights of their inspiring efforts to successfully deliver the people's house. on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here this hour the u.s. has announced a new foreign policy initiative aimed at changing the behavior of the regime in
tehran the white house is creating a task force to coordinate and run its policy on iraq. u.s. president of trump azouz twitter to attack a campaign by american media outlets supporting free press more than three hundred newspapers published editorials criticizing trump's attacks on the media he said the press is free to write or say anything it wants but much of what it says is fake news. aretha franklin has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of seventy six known as the queen of soul she won eighteen grammys during her career she was also a prominent campaigner for civil rights. well john hendren joins us live from. detroit that's where she began singing at the age of eight john so how are people there responding in detroit and across the u.s. to news of his death.
at the church where her father preach she has moved a couple of times but it was here that she began in the choir eventually became a soloist here and around the world that has been widely remembered here today you look behind me and you can see that there are balloons and flowers that people have left but the people i've talked to have described her as the diva who lived next door that she was a larger than life character but also approachable and inside of this church there are many of people who knew her well there's been outbreaks of song and organ playing today she felt like she had lost a sister but it's not just in detroit where she's being remembered like that in new york city there's a franklin subway stop and someone's put a sign above it that says a reef that she will be remembered at the apollo theater in harlem where she's performed many times and there were statements today by president trump and former president barack obama in praise of
a wreath of franklin's life and her family says that so many people want to see her that there will be a viewing here at the detroit museum of african-american history there will be a funeral after that she should be remembered in death here daryn for many days but she'll always be remembered as the queen of so all right john hendren the in detroit john thank you. now germany is looking at restoring migration control than its border with switzerland and france checkpoints i've already been reestablished along parts of the austrian border but as dominic kane now reports there may be resistance from some businesses the violent hine is a bustling german town lying next to france and switzerland people from the three countries mingle and it's markets and from a distance it can be hard to tell them apart but all supporters of e.u. integration welcome such thoughts some people in berlin are concerned a senior official of the interior ministry has spoken publicly about whether it's time to reintroduce border controls all part of his bosses migration master plan.
of most land meant we remain a liberal minded country we remain a humane country and we remain a country which grants protection to those who need it at the same time we want to eliminate the abuse which also exists but how significant is that obese in the first five months of this year more than eighteen thousand people were detained trying to enter germany illegally of that twenty seven percent were held on the austrian border a further eleven percent on the swiss border with nine percent on the front here with france some in violent itself this is the last remaining sign of any physical border here the river rhine the natural frontier between germany france and switzerland the question must be how practical might it be to reintroduce border controls in areas where the people have grown used to the absence of them for twenty years. at the midday market traders like mohammed syrian are clear about
the benefits of border free travel because of that you can it's more convenient for customers coming from switzerland or france to come to our markets they can then do their shopping and do not have to worry about long waiting times it customs so it means they can drive back and forth much more easily. glance at the amount of trade between the germans french and swiss highlights the importance of the showing and the combination of imports and exports between germany and france is worth one hundred sixty nine billion dollars each year combined annual imports and exports between the germans and swiss amount to almost one hundred billion dollars little wonder then that in the swiss city of bars and people don't want borders back any time soon we have every day more than seventy thousand people coming working in this part of switzerland from france and germany and economy route not.
without these people but the mere fact officials are discussing it shows how much impact the migration crisis has had a dominant cane al-jazeera in southwestern germany migrant families continue arriving at the us mexico border seeking asylum in the united states most remain hopeful that they'll be able to enter the u.s. despite the trumpet ministrations hard line policies that have jailed families and separated children from their parents well heidi jocasta joins us live now from mccallum in texas heidi so what's happening right now to those families. so what's happening now is a restructuring of the shifting disarray of the u.s. border policy families that arrived here just two months ago they would have been immediately separated parent and child the child likely traumatized the parent prosecuted and likely deported but that is no longer the case families are arriving now are kept together there quickly processed and oftentimes released here right in
front of this bus terminal people have dubbed this place now the new ellis island the new hub for recent newcomers to the u.s. . for immigrants just released by the u.s. border patrol the first taste of freedom on american soil is this bus terminal in macallan texas here they enter in neat lines clutching plastic bags containing the first and only belongings of what they hope to be their new lives in the u.s. the progress that is being philly's thank god i'm here i'm happy because i'm with my family i mean a lot of there's been no. this man and his fourteen year old daughter had timing on their side they arrived at the border just after a government policy of separating families ended rather than enduring weeks or months apart as did almost three thousand families before them the two were processed and released within days. i think before and it was
a terrible moment for all who went through that thank god during this mobile this time that we can be together despite the trend of ministrations zero tolerance policy to deter people from crossing the number of families apprehended by border patrol remained above nine thousand in july adults who are caught crossing this border without their children are still being prosecuted for the crime of a legal entry punishable by up to six months in prison every day dozens of people are arrested. and then taken to a federal courthouse where a judge hears their cases not as individuals but in mass hearings as long as the push factors that are pushing these people out of guatemalan of the earth i want or violence that the reds and security extreme property as long as those they push back to for their people are going to keep coming because they're fighting for their lives blocks from the mccallum bus terminal is
a shelter for newcomers run by catholic charities here children and parents receive a brief respite before continuing their journeys they recognize their fortune of being together while hundreds of kids who came before remain alone and in shelters the government deported their parents and is still determining how to reunite them i'm more of us who have been out i do feel sorry for them they must be sad the parents left and the children stay behind my children have to be with me because they are my life. these families will now catch buses to take them deeper into the u.s. then they'll have to convince an immigration judge to let them stay and most will be ordered deported but for now each step forward feels like a triumph. and of course there is that other side of the coin those hundreds of children who continue to languish in these government run shelters near the border more than five hundred in total for reasons
that the government say they cannot yet be reunited with their parents we know at least two thirds of them is because the government had already deported those parents rendering them ineligible for unification and as the government works in the court system to determine a legal avenue of how to bring parents and child now separated by international boundaries back together each day of this delay daryn is another day of suffering for these children heidi thank you. two attackers have been killed after a six hour gun battle in the afghan capital kabul they targeted an intelligence services training center it's been a particularly violent week in afghanistan with hundreds of civilians military and police officers killed a solid balance now reports. ten am in kabul's whiston neighborhood known as p.d. five. gunman launch an assault on
a training seem to for the national directorate of security afghanistan's primary intelligence agency. special forces well versed in urban firefights repel the attack they form a cordon and move people out of range of the bullets. a short drive west from here and not twenty four hours prior a different result oh a suicide attack on an education seem to killed at least thirty four people most of the victims were students teenagers studying for university entrance exams. the force of the bomb blew the roof of the classroom. by then. killing students is against all human dignity people should never be this brutal in any part of the world those behind this action are worse than animals was i so claimed responsibility it kept off of the to kill a violent week within a particularly violent month for afghanistan. the taliban launched an attack on
gaza one week ago the city was under siege for six days more than four hundred people died in the fighting a quarter of them residents there are also multiple taliban attacks on police and military outposts across the country dozens of afghan soldiers and policemen were killed. we want peace in our country we cannot continue this bloodshed any more we demand from the government and government forces to stop the war and work towards peace and brotherhood. the afghan government appears to be listening president musharraf gani says he will not negotiate with i saw but there are talks of a ceasefire with the taliban during the holiday of next week it would replicate and i'm president. ceasefire in june this is negotiations continue between the u.s. and taliban for a long term peace plan but analysts say it may be the prospect of peace that is
causing war those hardline ballad on who are hard liners who believe in by being routed them be politic with graham conflict they are making america a big victory in my view toward rockville and created your region where the government is going to difficult situation to announce prior. to the stakes are growing with or that's a ceasefire with the taliban or the red acacia if eisel was right. those who remain say be desperate for change shallot ballasts al-jazeera. a boeing passenger plane that skidded off the runway while landing at manila's airport it was raining when the incident happened hundred fifty seven passengers and eight crew on board the ship and men airlines flight coming in from china were evacuated through emergency slides there were no injuries airport officials say one of the plane's engines appears to been damaged the vatican has condemned the sex abuse described in
a grand jury report in the us state of pennsylvania as morally reprehensible a vatican spokesman said pope francis was quote with the victims the report detailed allegations of assaults on more than one thousand minors by those described as predator priests it also suggested there could be thousands more victims spanning a seventy year period the grand jury report also revealed cover ups ordered by siena church officials at the vatican times another short break here not as iraq when we come back one of tennis his most controversial players loses his temper and admits losing a set on purpose and he's here with that story more on that stay with us.
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welcome back now from south of a indonesia's notoriously congested capital will host the asian games jakarta has undergone major beautification but pollution is still a big problem here step. a country better known for its diverse culture and for its sports. asian games are the largest event ever organized what and fourteen thousand athletes are arriving in the congested capital jakarta and in the city of palembang the center of yearly forest fires stadiums have been built and renovated and city centers have undergone a transformation this is what visitors will see when they look up the air quality index just three days before the opening of the games show unhealthy levels they do sign up when beijing was hosting the olympics janish lower body krishi in
a number of cars and closing down factories and its main china relatively better quality intercut environmental issues are not a priority especially a quality the government puts the economy first air pollution has been called a silent killer in the indonesian capital with figures in two thousand and ten showing that fifty seven percent of its people suffer from respiratory diseases but indonesian at least seem unfazed having to compete against countries like china or japan which have won the most medals at previous games they say they have other worries like eighteen year old runner lalo mohammed story who last month surprised many by becoming the world champion at the under twenty hundred meter sprint in finland young against a lot of help in mentally i need to mentally prepare myself because at the asian games i will be up against athletes that are all older than me and very experienced . in the media is aiming for sixteen gold medals especially in new sports events
like bridge jet skiing roller skating and martial arts while indonesia is gearing up to what is promised to be a spectacular opening of the asian games on saturday the country wants to show the world it's capable of organizing such a big event having less time to prepare after vietnam withdrew as. host not everything is quite ready at. the athletes' villages near an area where a polluted river spreads a fold smell instead of cleaning it ahead of the games it is covered by in that and it's smell unsuccessfully treated with chemicals are those are complaining about logistical problems making it hard to reach the venues on time if you're a gamer the bond issue games are very important for our nation important for asia the energy of asia is being portrayed here that's why we have a speeded up the building of venue so the people of asia who are coming will be happy and proud. indonesia hosted the asian games for the first time in one thousand nine hundred sixty two then this still young nation built this welcome
statue one of the city's landmarks fifty six years later it will once again welcome asian athletes even if it's sometimes hard to see because of the polluted air steps past an al-jazeera jack at the right time for all the sports news now has and thank you very much will spain's top football league has announced plans to stage a game in the united states it's part of a fifteen year plan to promote the league in north america. or the league is yet to confirm the dates or teams involved but says it's committed to moving a regular season game outside of europe for the first time early this month the spanish super cup game was taken out of the country with barcelona beating soviet c one in morocco the decision has angered the spanish footballers union their president saying the air feels strongly objects footballers on knots currency that can be used in business to only benefits third parties or earlier on we spoke to
fernando callus a journalist on of spain's leading sports publications he says league is doing all it can see close the financial gap on the english premier league. i think they can be ass popular as the premier league because they they have they have the two of the greatest clubs in the word you know. when you have messi and you have barcelona you have real madrid you can do whatever you want now they are trying to be professional there is something that the legal wasn't before have yet they went through the and got to the president of the league or so now they are there they're racing they are they are losing but they are getting close to the premier league so premier league they taught they try it so i have actually a regular season game in the us they failed so now the league is trying to do something that the premier league couldn't do it with european football back in action so too is the global piracy of matches all games from the opening round of
the premier league and more than half of the fronts top league fixtures were illegally broadcast live by pirate channel b. out q base being sports see hold the middle east and rights to these games say it now has independent proof that payout key was being distributed by the saudi arabian based arab sat tests for being with conducted by three leading technology companies cisco negron i've run but the saudis maintain at the signal isn't from that country football's world and european governing bodies of won't be our kids i'll take legal action being joined by former one and world tennis party since all demanded the immediate closure of the out here. former england in manchester united striker wayne rooney settling in nicely at his new club in the united states the thirty two year old scored twice as d.c. united beat the portland symbols for one in major league soccer has got three goals in seven games now the win also moving the sea off the bottom of the eastern conference up into its engelen cricket coach trevor bayliss says ben stokes has been recalled to the test squad for his own well being starks was cleared of any
criminal wrongdoing at a trial in bristol on tuesday could now play in saturday's third chest against india he missed the second test to to his court appearance he was arrested after being involved in a fight outside a nightclub last year the twenty seven year old missed england's tour of australia as a consequence but has since returned to international action when he came in to new zealand after the ashes two that he missed he certainly addressed the players in the changing room before you know when to roll it. from your point of view you know the team uses these contrition even if for the for the ball is in the. india's problems have been on the pitch after two tests their hopes of a first series win in england in more than a decade are all but over the top ranked test side in the world losing the second test by an innings and one hundred fifty nine runs conditions have been done.
with that's where character comes into play is mental discipline going to. leave a little balls to be prepared to. grit england rugby player danny cypriani has been fined more than two and a half thousand dollars after pleading guilty to charges of assault cypriani as just being resell exit for the national side and made his first test start in a decade two months ago the thirty year old was on a pre season saw with club side gloucester when he was arrested outside a nightclub in. maclaren of announced the phenomenon so will be replaced by another spanish driver color cites the twenty three year old from madrid assigned a multi-year deal he's currently on loan at rhino from red bull but has decided not to trigger the recall calls in his contract which would have seen him driving for red bull mclaren announced this week that alongside will retire from f one at the end of the seasons and not for the first time australian tennis player nick looks
to be on a collision course with the game's all for a sees us admitting to losing a set on purpose at the cincinnati masters after argument the umpire across the line called. the world number eight same last the second set against born a current six love but they'd go on to win the match carey else was bound for three months at the end of twenty sixteenth for his lack of effort during a match at the shanghai masters in the second set i mean when i was full of down you know i knew that you know it was no route no real point in me going out there competing in the v.c. waste energy trying to battle back against you know just for i knew but for all of those you know if a loss at sixty or those in the first in the third you know i think i carried a lot of momentum going from the first game and you know. ok that is always sport. and i thank you very much for that now for the next two weeks argentina's capital but as ours will be taken over by the tango the dance form was born in the city way
back in the late nineteenth century and since then has spread to all corners of the world the international tango festival and world cup trucks fans on competitors from around the globe as there is trees above reports. it is the dance and music of when a scientist. and for two weeks the festival and world cup energizes the argentine capital. and. traveled from colombia to compete last year they came in third place this time they're hoping to make it to the top but i'm using some muscle trying to help me express what i feel is the most complete dumbs and the most beautiful is the anything obama's best at all us in the end it's an arch that helps you express what you're feeling if you're angry or sad happy or in love you can express everything in a stance. this is the world's most important tango competition almost seven hundred
couples competing to win the cup it is here in the neighborhood of our tangle was born it is the place where the first born of one a side is was no ok good when thousands of immigrants arrive here in search of a better life and that's why many say that tango is full of sorrow because it expresses the feelings of those who had to leave everything behind in their home countries and the hardships they faced when they arrived. and they won the new one is the instrument at the heart of the sound of tango first crafted for religious services in the one nine hundred century germany it is now in tune with dangle. though it has been playing it since he was a child and now it helps him make a living. and wolf we tango is a culture now but in the beginning it was persecuted because of the way it was danced or what the songs meant and in
a powerful opponents like the upper class the catholic church and the military but slowly is what it's place and now it is honored. among the saudi s.s. this time of the year is a period that held argentina's pay tribute to the dance that has come to represent them the moment the thirty call for us it is a historic moment because it's the time when we see how time goes nurturing it still is opening up mixes with other musical cultures but we always look back to our historical references to continue to teach us and to keep us on the right path . a path that has come a long way since dangle was born but that continues to amaze arjen times and foreigners alike. it is how will i just see that when i. could remind all the news of course on our website there's the address on your screen al-jazeera dot com that's it for me daryn jordan for the news hour is up next though with more of the day's news that you've got to watch but.
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