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as native hawaiians is always nice to us whether she takes our home or not we accept this type of event. a waste of unstoppable water after part of a day collapses and me and mar more than sixty thousand people forced from their homes. or some area this is al jazeera live from to also ahead send money now argentina asked for a multi-billion dollar advance and emergency funds as inflation soars and a new crisis. and endangering more than just the economy why iran's doctors say u.s. sanctions will have a deadly effect. lights camera action venice rolls out the red carpet for its film
festival take a look at this year's contenders for the top award. rescue teams in myanmar are negotiating their way through floodwaters to reach thousands of people affected by the partial collapse of a large dam at unleashed a giant waves of water forcing the mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixteen thousand people are affected and a major highway is badly damaged florence louis reports. this is the swatch dam in . the spillway of the dam collapsed wednesday morning after days of heavy rain sending torrents of water into towns and villages in some places the surge of water reached nearly two and a half me too it's the military the police and the myanmar red cross are taking part in the rescue and relief efforts and. the water came so fast into
a village and we didn't have time to run we have never been flooded before how many nothing like this has ever happened the rains don't cause flooding here. eighty five villages have been flooded and more than sixty three thousand people affected for some they've lost more than just their homes. i got back to a village with a buffalo and soon after we got the waters are already rising behind us we lost our carts pigs and engines everything including our rice bags by wednesday afternoon flooding at the dam site had begun to subside although transport remains disrupted and a badly damaged bridge will need to be replaced. we are going to build another bridge right away in place of the damaged bridge. only days people living around the area had raised concerns about the dam but authorities reassured them it was safe this accident now puts the spotlight firmly on the issue last month
a dam collapse in neighboring houses killed at least twenty seven people and displaced thousands of us lawrence lee. criminologist kevin corriveau joins us now there have been monson's are unfortunately something that people there are used to how did that play into what happened here what do we think what we know in myanmar was that the image why at the beginning of august they had some extreme amounts of rain across the region one hundred fifty thousand people were actually displaced i want to show you just what we had seen in terms of the clouds right there a lot of clouds in the area right now though we're going to be seeing more of that activity to the north but normally this is monsoon season we know that we did have quite a bit of rain just in the last several days as well that did put stress on the spillway spillways normally can handle the excess water in this case unfortunately it doesn't look like the spillway was capable of handling and just let go and the so now there's all these people that are displaced are they going to be having to deal
with more weather like this well the monsoon goes until the end of the beginning of september one of the biggest concerns now is because the reservoir has dropped its level there's no concern that we'll be able to get that reservoir back up in order to sustain the water that it's needed as we go past the monsoon season so this area may see of course the flooding now but they may actually see a lack of water as we go into the end of september and october so that's something we'll be watching so immediate challenges and then more challenges are the future all right kevin thank you very much. we are staying and me and maher and while global attention is often focused on the hendra crisis there is a warning that another group is also facing persecution fortify wright says the government is blocking aid to tens of thousands of conscience that's a christian minority that urges splays by civil war in the northern state of catchin on the chinese border there's been fighting there a sense of ceasefire between the me and maher army and the caption independence
army broke down in two thousand and eleven the conflict began in one thousand nine hundred eighty two when the military took control of that area so they fortified report found more than one hundred six thousand people have been displaced since then they've been living in about one hundred forty camps they face government imposed restrictions to food healthcare shelter and even sanitation so far in two thousand and eighteen only five percent of the five hundred sixty two applications to deliver aid to that group have been approved david bach is with fortify rights he's calling for an international community to take action. well the government has worked hard to keep international attention away from the conflicts in kitchin state an organ shan state up near the china border the chinese authorities are worked in concert with with the government of me him to the same end and that's a problem because when you restrict human rights groups humanitarian groups human rights monitors the media and others from from going to these areas. you really
limit the amount of information that can come out of them. but they have a good reason to try to keep international attention away from kitchen state because we see continued evidence of human rights violations there. and we see avoidable deprivations in aid as a direct result of government policy in them and most recently the report from the u.n. fact finding mission this week. said that mimo military should be investigated for crimes against humanity war crimes and and genocide those are not terms that people use lightly and we're well past the point now where the mystic remedies are still to be taken seriously frankly the government of myanmar both civilian and uniformed have demonstrated they have no interest in holding themselves to account for mass human rights violations in this country whether we're talking about the ranger community in the west or the kitchen population in the north it's long past
time for the international community to act which is why us and many other groups are calling for the u.n. security council to refer the situation in myanmar to the institutional quote otherwise we worry that the pattern of impunity for the types of crimes that we document will just continue russia's ambassador to the united states is warning against what he calls groundless any illegal aggression in syria and there is the americans are planning air strikes us as warned of retaliation if syrian government forces attack opposition areas with chemical weapons. argentina's economic problems are going from bad to worse the value of the peso plunged to a record low after president. appealed to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifty billion dollar emergency. reports. the international monetary fund has agreed to speed up bailout payments to argentina president made the request as
the argentine peso dropped to record lows. but you have to keep in mind also that the perception of the i.m.f. . is very negative for what happened two thousand and one. two thousand and one is when argentina defaulted on its ninety three billion dollar loans tens of thousands of businesses closed unemployment skyrocketed and a huge number of people were left in poverty but i don't know. the new generation that did not live through the two thousand and one crisis like me as i was still a kid we see what's happening now and there is a lists and lists trust in government lack of trust from the government's inability to cut deficit spending it's also failed to address pension reforms or create revenues from taxes all that and the spiraling global investors and argentinians who want to take their money out of the country in. the country is a problem which is that due to all the government's lack of credibility we think
a lot in the dollars and it is logical to think in dollars with inflation it's thirty thirty five percent per year. workers who've had enough are planning strikes and protests and as argentina prepares for elections next year president must stabilize the economy or lose control of it. john al-jazeera. some good news president signed an order. and tariffs. are also being given really but not your country mexico and canada. ordered them to. security concerns. they're worried that they won't have enough drugs to treat patients foreign companies can. tehran. has been struggling with hemophilia since he was born it's
a blood disorder that his parents know means he will never live a normal life. but the medical treatment he gets at this clinic gives him a fighting chance. he's a boy he should play with his friends and. if he does he has to go to the hospital to get an injection so it effects his spirit and he cannot enjoy his childhood. he seems too serious his father says his condition makes him a little weak but like any other kid his age he has dreams. he wants to be a police officer when he grows up he says because then he'll get to catch criminals for a living his parents are hopeful that the treatment he's getting now will make him strong enough to take care of himself and turn his dreams into reality. because. i have something to tell the american they shouldn't mix politics with patient issues and they must separate these things from each other the iranian care center
treats thousands of patients in dozens of clinics across the country. in the past blanket sanctions on banking made it nearly impossible to find companies willing to sell medicine and equipment to iran. and so iranians began domestic production taking matters into their own hands half of the medicine views to treat many of the patients in facilities like this is made right here in iran the other half is imported from pharmaceutical companies outside the country but it's the second half that has medical professionals worried once again iran can't make all the medicine it needs on its own. as governments play political games aid workers say civilian lives hang in the balance sally just thought it would be baldly i'm saying this to the leaders of western states and americans you may have political conflict with our government but your methods actually hurt people in classic war when it's guns that there are some rules but with sanctions we have no rules i call it
a silent battle maybe war without sound of guns the first victims in this war are the civilians it's women it's children u.s. president donald trump and his administration say they will impose the most stringent biting sanctions on iran the world has ever seen the white house says sanctions are designed to weaken iran's government but people in this clinic want donald trump to know that at some point that means fighting kids who are fighting for their lives same bus ravi all jazeera to her on still ahead on al-jazeera india supreme court steps in and out of police arrest activists and nationwide raids and another top adviser leaves the trump administration it's time it's the white house lawyer. from the waves of the sounds. to the contours of the east.
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welcome back let's recap the top stories for you right now the collapse of part of a dam in me and maher has forced a mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people have had to flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation saying with me in mar there is a warning that another group is facing persecution fortify right says the government as blocking aid to people in northern russian state who have been displaced by fighting between separatists and the army there's been fighting ever since a ceasefire between the me and more military in the caption and dependents army broke down in two thousand and eleven. in argentina the value of the peso has
plunged to a record low after the president appealed to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifteen billion dollar emergency bailout with inflation above thirty percent argentines are heading for their second recession and three years. as president donald trump is losing another top white house a donegan will step down. his counsel in the next few weeks began to spend cooperated with the muller inquiry into alleged russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election that's reportedly made uneasy white house corresponding more. when he was appointed as white house counsel donald trump called lawyer don mcgann a brilliant legal mind but now he's leaving the white house adding to speculation that another member of trump's inner circle is turning against him a lot of affection for done until the movie and probably the private sector maybe a great change here in the well but he's. done an excellent job but it's been
rumored that mcgann had been threatening to leave for weeks after getting pushed back for advising trump not to fire special counsel robert muller who's heading up the probe into possible collusion and russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election trump is reportedly furious mcgann is cooperating with muller giving thirty hours of testimony to the special counsel's team. he follows a string of close friends and advisers that are now reportedly cooperating with the investigation those include his long time personal attorney michael cohen who pled guilty last week to campaign finance violations they also include alan weisel burke chief financial officer of the trump organization and longtime friend david packer who was involved in hush money payments to women during the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election with u.s. voters going to the polls for midterm congressional elections in november a democratic takeover of the house of representatives would mean trouble for trump
the most damaging thing for the president is going to be the impeachment hearings and the investigations that the democrats have been likely have over the course of the entire sort of twenty nineteen here perhaps that's why rumored to replace john mccann is someone who knows a lot about impeachment proceedings lawyer and that blood represented president bill clinton during his impeachment hearings in the ninety nine can really help at al-jazeera the white house. canada's foreign minister has described talks with the u.s. on a revised north american free trade agreement as fairy intense chrystia freeland spoke after leaders from both countries expressed optimism that a deal will be done before friday on thursday u.s. president ronald trump announced he had reached a deal with mexico all three countries have been working on a new agreement since last august in mexico the u.s. recently began to go shooting on their own we recognize that there is
a possibility of getting there by friday but it is only a possibility because it will hinge on whether or not there is ultimately a good deal for killers a good deal for canadians i've said from the very beginning no live to deal is better than a bad nerve to deal. is in washington d.c. . at the beginning of the week it looked as if the replacement for the north american free trade agreement or now after would be a buying national deal between the united states and mexico hedging mostly on revised terms on how many automobiles and automobile parts could be exported from mexico into the united states however there is no the possibility that this deal could end up including canada one of the members of the north american free trade agreement that's because canadian negotiators led by the foreign minister chrystia freeland are currently meeting with their u.s.
counterparts here in washington to see if they can hammer out a similar export deal as well as work out other issues including such things as agricultural trade between the two countries more than half of u.s. states have a robust direct trade relationship with canada and they don't want to see that imperiled there's also considerable pressure from bi partisan members of congress to see any replacement for nafta include both mexico and canada now the question is can the united states and canada reach a deal before the end of the day on friday that deadline is important because that might be the only way that the trumpet ministration could get an approval of at least a binational deal with mexico approved before the new mexican president takes office on december first and he has top court has stopped police from jailing five rights activists and lawyers who were arrested on monday those around that effort used to
supporting banned leftist rebels active in some areas are also accused of inciting violence between those at the bottom of india's caste system and right wing protesters the supreme court has ordered that the five be kept under house arrest and ending as a lawyer in interest supreme court she says the community needs to stand by the activists. point. course is that of the first instance it's governments that must behave constitutionally and in accordance with due process and the rule of law because once accused staats there is only in which just the sheer force of the inertia makes it a juggernaut that keeps going to some extent so i think the point you're making is great great but at the same time i am proud to be a part of the legal systems do because not only have two high court stood up the supreme court itself to do said that dissent is an essential part of democracy but
it's. french fisherman had been accused of endangering the lives of pritish fishing crews after violent confrontations over a scallops forty french fishing boats were involved in clashes in which smoke bombs were throw and vessels rand paul brennan explains what this heat is about. the encounter began before dawn when the french fishing for tiller confronted a handful of british sculler boats fishing perfectly legally in international waters first came the verbal insults. then as the french boats crowd at the british and began hurling smoke bombs metal shackles and flag as the situation became progressively more violent an extraordinarily dangerous. play that brought trying not shackles. but was about oil.
execs deny me why but i had by for a night a shot bribes across the front of us to talk foul up problems while the french navy roy along saw it didn't intervene taikodom up. so. i called the cops got no answer from the coast guard. yeah not very good. but the french crews are unapologetic aggrieved because their government prevents them from fishing for scholars until october the first while the british boats have no such restriction i think good idea. we have courses we have restricted ours the british don't have anything like that they come they dredge they fill up and then they go home there you go. it's symptomatic of the simmering tension created by the imminent breck's it despite contributing less than not point five percent of the u.k.'s g.d.p. the fishing industry has become totemic in the brics a debate. repatriating the fishing rights currently held by other e.u.
fleets will be complex and face stern resistance but the british government insists brics it will mean u.k. fisherman keeping a larger share of the fish caught in u.k. domestic waters once we take control. and united nations agreement. as much as they are. and only this. can be made by the other members it's not just the new member states the nations to come in and. french and british fisheries officials are urging calm and have agreed to talks to try to diffuse the tension but this was just the end of one battle not the end of the war paul brennan al jazeera for children who are refugees getting an education is not
always possible and according to the u.n. millions to not go to school at all in a country that is now their new home that in greece there is a glimmer of hope chance are awful as has that story. coderre ahmed abandoned his restaurant in the afghan city of can do is three years ago when he found it riddled with taliban machine gunfire he brought his three children to greece where the aid organization out of cease helps them apply for asylum and find an apartment. is a single parent so he only works occasionally the bulk of his energy goes into helping his children attend school. i want them to be doctors and if by then there is no war in afghanistan to return their build their homes and lives there and help rebuild afghanistan afghans are not entitled to relocate elsewhere in europe so once in greece they enroll their children in school the united nations high commission for refugees says education is vital if their children are to help
rebuild their water on country's. gives people something to do. propose them for a future. where there is a future people then or going to be refugees for the rest their lives the walls and people go back home this is preparing them and it gives them a motive u.n.h.c.r. says that worldwide only about two thirds of refugee minors are enrolled in primary school only a quarter go on to secondary school and only one percent make it to university these figures are far below global averages and they mean that four million refugee children are out of school an increase of hotham million since last year in greece sixty two percent of school aged children are unrolled seven percent more than last year and that's partly because n.g.o.s like praxis are helping these children go to school and partly because racism is subsiding. was the only known greek second grader in his class two years ago he says his classmates told him to go back to
afghanistan and his older brother mohammed who enrolled at the same time discovered what the problem was. the first i was awful i went into the classroom and i didn't know a word of grade all the kids spoke to me and i didn't know what i was saying i couldn't understand what the tape was saying i came harman said to myself i have to learn greek in their first year in greek schools refugees had dropout rates that sometimes surpassed fifty percent rising and roll meant in greece shows that integration is changing this med and muhammad spelling and grammar are now remarkably good the very classmates that marks them are now among their best friends jumpstart ople us al jazeera athens they mention the first man has officially opened the seventy fifth annual venice film festival and the oscar winners in the past have premiered at that event at the venice and looks at his vying for this year's top honor. following for you in venice as the celebrities
arrived for the start of the seventy fifth film festival there was plenty to get excited about whichever film goes on to take the top prize here in venice what's clear is that is a great debt from the great variety of films on offer here critics is saying this is one of the strongest selections in many many years. the opening film comes courtesy of damian shows zell whose last movie la la land also kicked off this festival two years ago before winning six oscars. first man is the story of how nasa astronaut neil armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon the risks that we have every intention coming back there are strong performances from ryan gosling in the lead role and from clear for he plays armstrong's first wife janet. now the true story in the running is peterloo by british festival favorite mike lee it's a historical drama set in one thousand century northern england but should resonate
with audiences around the world when cavalry rode into a huge crowd had gathered to demand democratic reforms it became known as the peterloo massacre. by alfonso quattrone set in the more recent past it's about a nine hundred seventy s. family in mexico where coral grew up like his last film gravity which won the oscar for best director it's visually stunning and it's one of twenty one titles competing for the venice is top prize the golden lion will probably start speaking to each other because the selection this year is incredibly rich an incredibly powerful or task is not easy but i believe that we are like midwives are showing new life into the world of cinema and i know that i'm off all the festivals in the world men is one of the rare ones that can actually change your life or filmmaker no matter what point of the career that filmmaker maybe and. go to the next week
and a half there's a world of sin of our own offer here for big blockbusters to the most intimate documentaries proving variety in venice go hand in hand. to al-jazeera at the venice film festival. and richelle carey. these are the headlines right now on al-jazeera the collapse of part of examine me and mar has forced the mass evacuation of villages and towns more than sixty thousand people fattah flee their homes and major roads have been flooded rescue teams in the military have launched a huge operation. also in myanmar a no other group is facing persecution fortify wright says the government is blocking aid to people and northern catchin state who've been displaced by fighting between separatists and the army there's been violence ever since a ceasefire between the min maher military and the catch in independence army broke down in two thousand and eleven. and argentina the value of the peso has plunged to
record low for the president appealed to the international monetary fund to speed up a fifty billion dollar emergency bailout so with them place and above thirty percent arjun times are headed for their second recession and three years that argentina has received some good news the us president signed an order to exempt argentine steel and aluminum exporters from some quotas and tariffs brazil and south korea are also being given relief but not countries mexico or canada ordered them to pay tariffs in march citing national security concerns which is a master to the united states is warning against what he calls groundless any legal aggression in syria and there is americans are claiming air strikes that the us has warned ever tally ation of syrian government forces attack opposition areas with chemical weapons canada's foreign minister has described talks with the us on a biased north american free trade agreement as very intense christopher hill and
spoke after leaders from both countries expressed optimism that a deal will be done before friday and monday u.s. president onil trump announced he reached a deal with mexico. india's top court has stopped police from jailing five rights activists and lawyers who were arrested on monday they're accused of supporting band leftist rebels active in some areas and they're also accused of inciting violence between those at the bottom of india's caste system and right wing protesters the supreme court has ordered that the five be kept under house arrest. those are the headlines to keep it here on al-jazeera for news throughout the day and the meantime the strain is next thanks for time. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures of course of the world. so no matter where you call home i'll just bring you the news and current
affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. ok and i really could be live here in the stream today i look back at one of the most iconic photos of the syrian refugee crisis well here the backstory to the image of the boy on the beach and look at the current state of syrian refugees. sunday will mark the date three years ago when the cody family mother riata and her two young sons and alan drowned in the mediterranean sea along with other syrian refugees they were attempting to travel from turkey to the greek island of cause and they were company by their father who was trying to move his family to a place where they could have a better life now be