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as whether the human rights of jamal khashoggi or the human rights of the hundreds of thousands indeed millions of yemenis who have been impacted so terribly by this war so until that changes i'm afraid that the murder itself is not likely to bring about an end to the war it is giving some new attention to the horrors of the humanitarian crisis that is the war in yemen which is very important but i think the real pressure certainly here in the united states too for for actions like the beginning action we've seen today with the announcement that the u.s. would no longer be providing the in air refueling of saudi bombers that's an important step but a small one and it came about largely as a result of domestic pressure here not because of lunch with that that trump was arranging today so i think that we have a great deal further to go but there are some indications that some of the pressure is ratcheting up that we are seeing more pressure on particularly the top
administration leaders from seventy countries are in the french capital for the one hundredth anniversary of the end the world war one for u.s. and french leaders it was a chance to bridge the transatlantic divide and find a political resolution to the war in yemen our diplomatic editor james brings reports from paris. at the elisei palace they were in damage limitation mode and just as he touched down an air force one president trump tweeted the president microbus calls for a european army very insulting as they met face to face the french president seemed keen to stress they were still the same track france has for decades backed further integrating the e.u.'s military resources but in a way that doesn't harm nature i do believe that my proposals. and after that we can see that the. more you wrote was in need to mulcair first you know that the.
the earth. my attitude has been we want to see. which ever way we can do it the best most efficient will be the. plans for a formal meeting between president trump and president putin were dropped because the elysee palace doesn't want politics to overshadow a weekend of solemn commemoration but with president trump in town there's always controversy. president trump who tweeted throughout his flight late into the night and again well before dawn at the last minute canceled a trip to a cemetery where more than two thousand u.s. marines a barrett the white house blamed logistics and the weather it has been drizzling a little here. the weather didn't stop other leaders justin trudeau the canadian prime minister did visit a cemetery in northern france and president macro would join the german chancellor
angela merkel signing a note to remember it's in the same railway carriage north of paris where the armistice was agreed one hundred years ago ending a four year war cost as many as nineteen million more lives. al-jazeera powers. well thomas is a professor of political science with a university in paris eight he says president trump is not the first u.s. leader to criticize european funding of nato. barack obama actually like started to complain that the u.s. was paying a lot a lot for the european allies he was according to them the free writers in this respect so if this does in the the first one is the contrary but he's like the first one to do it we said diplomatic ton of course is tweets but also like the way he has. addressed the lies and get america in the first place very harshly we could say that he has a point to the fact in the sense that of course the u.s.
does spend much more than the european allies in terms of defense for the rest it's a question i think of farms and to and of course i recently like emanuel mccord drew comparison between what is happening today and what happened in europe both before the war and just after the war in one thousand twenty's and one hundred thirty with this kind of rise of nationalism softness it's tempting likes to see his story repeating itself sort of the same it's basically like with with the rise again if nationalism a little bit everywhere in europe and in the us as well for me i would say that's the comparison is somehow misleading what's made that europe went into war in one thousand. nine hundred ten is basically like zab sense of anything to prevent it to the absence of a strong and. rubbished me to lateral system and this is standard exist today even though like as we saw with president trump it's somehow election even though it's
maybe not as robust as we thought it is still here so i think it's kind of difficult to actually like seeing that what we experience today with nato in europe and in the u.s. has a lot to do with what we saw in europe in the one hundred twenty one nine hundred thirty s. . lots more still to come here on the news hour including scrambling to safety as floods again hit one of jordan's most popular tourist areas. sure anchors political crisis deepens with the president's latest moves facing a legal challenge. and support japan especially my uncle is miffed asian football's biggest title and they will be here with out in the sport a little bit later in the program. the u.s. state of florida is again at the center of an election battle eighteen years after the presidential race that descended into chaos
a recount has been ordered for two high profile races for governor and for the senate they were too close to call reports from washington d.c. . the midterm elections are over but not in florida the race for governor and senate are still undecided too close to call so winners have not yet been announced in the senate race republican rick scott got fifty percent of the votes bill nelson the democratic incumbent forty nine point nine percent only fourteen thousand votes separate the two candidates out of over eight million cast in the state now both republicans and democrats are accusing each other of wrongdoing and it's gotten ugly i will not sit idly by while unethical liberals try to steal this election from the great people florida but the governor's race in florida is also headed for a recount with republican congressman ron dissent is at forty nine point six percent of the vote compared to andrew guillen's forty nine point one about
a thirty six thousand vote difference we don't just get the opportunity to stop counting votes because we don't like the direction in which the vote tally is heading that is not democratic and that certainly is not the american way in america we count every vote regardless of what the outcome may. broward county is florida's second biggest county home to nearly two million people many provisional ballots were counted late and dozens of rejected ballots mistakenly mixed with knowledge ones for u.s. president donald trump it's personal he campaigned hard for the republicans in florida with them both holding razor thin leads trump insinuated without evidence that democrats are trying to stuff the ballot boxes and all of a sudden they're finding votes you mean after the election they're finding nelson rejected trump's claim votes are not being found they're being counted the confusion has stirred outrage with protesters on both sides gathered outside the
offices where election officials are meeting to sort through the ballots this isn't the first time florida has been at the center of an election controversy who can forget the florida recount between george w. bush and al gore in the two thousand presidential race bush ultimately won florida by less than six hundred votes giving him the electoral college victory thus the presidency the florida recount eighteen years ago was alternately decided here at the supreme court it's unclear if will see a repeat of that but what is very certain is that the current recount most likely involve a lot of lawyers lawsuits and drag on for a very long time gabriel's on al-jazeera washington. has more from washington d.c. . well it's a logistical nightmare for the first time ever in florida's history there's going to be a statewide recount in sixty seven counties that famous recount in two thousand was
mainly in broward county this one goes right across the state it's a recount for the post of senate for the post of the governor and for the agriculture commissioner now in the senate race that's the tightest of all there's a margin of difference of listen point one five percent this means that the votes may well have to be counted by hand that's hundreds of thousands of votes being manually counted now legally the count is supposed to be completed by thursday but this is a just tickle nightmare there are other races still unresolved throughout the united states in arizona in georgia however all eyes on florida and certainly the eyes of the president on that area he's been tweeting ferociously over recent days even on the plane on his way to paris insisting that there's some kind of criminal activity underway there claiming that votes are being stolen from republicans this
completely denied by the department of state which oversees elections which says at this stage there is no evidence of any criminal activity whatsoever but president trump clearly taking the result in florida very very personally this is where he spends a large amount of his time during the winter it's with what is called the white house says and certainly he's invested a lot of political capital in what happens in that state now nothing is going to change the general overall result of the election the republicans will maintain control of senate democrats have seized control of the house of representatives but florida is very important to president trump it's the place that defines him he believes and his leadership and more than any of the state what's happened there is a referendum on the trump presidency. firefighters in california say they're up
against some of the toughest conditions they've ever faced as wildfires continue to rage across the u.s. state of these eleven people have been killed and hundreds of thousands forced from their homes rob runnels reports for money. at least two hundred thousand people in southern california have been evacuated as the wildfire there has doubled in size our far far has been a seems the extreme. conditions that they say they've never seen in amman. two thousand firefighters are battling the blaze many homes have been burnt to the ground in northern california a separate huge wildfire killed a number of people as they tried to flee the town of paradise the town itself was virtually incinerated dozens of people are missing in that area and authorities fear the death toll may rise. the fires broke out on thursday and fanned by high winds quickly raged out of control towering clouds of smoke were
visible from outer space. on a trip to france president donald trump tweeted as california burned blaming the state's liberal democratic government for poor forestry management he threatened to cut off federal funds for overseeing california wild lands california democratic congressman ted lieu responded mr president what's wrong with you disaster victims deserve help and sympathy the winds are calm here at the moment but that's not going to last the weather forecast is for high winds picking up in the coming days so unless the weather conditions improve california's wildfires may take a long time to die rob reynolds al-jazeera malibu california. a landslide triggered by days of heavy rain in brazil has killed at least ten people rescuers are still searching for at least four people missing in the mud and
daybreak outside the city of rio de janeiro's eleven others were pulled out alive the residents were advised to move to safer locations but some refused to leave. heavy rain has led to flash flooding across the arabian peninsula jordan has been the worst hit were twelve people have died thousands of tourists in the ancient city of petra have been moved to safety and reports. the deluge came barreling down the valley with a thunderous roar sweeping away everything in its path. visitors expecting the serenity of petra's two thousand year old architecture had to scramble frantically to higher ground as the water raged beneath them around three and a half thousand tourists were in the area at the time but none were injured the police were running around the main street shouting up up up and going up. we were in the. temple so we were up we could see that.
was it was right. before taking with the biggest. thing three minutes or four minutes there were for all the overall petra's flood channels worked as intended the volume and intensity of a torrent four meters high test at the flood barriers to their limits numerous other areas were similarly affected the city of declared a state of civil emergency and across the country the fatalities included two children and one of the divers engaged in the rescue efforts. the were. sitting incoming operations by the jordanian search and rescue teams and divers teams are still continuing backed by around forces john di maria public security personnel unfortunately the death figures have risen and include one of the civil defense divers in saudi arabia to friday's sudden downpours quickly filled traffic
underpasses with water and hundreds of motorists faced being stranded by the rising floods. it's only a fortnight since a flashflood near the jordanian dead sea killed twenty one people including thirteen children who were on a school trip when the bus was swept away that tragedy led to the resignations of both the education minister and the tourism minister over perceived failings in the government's response the jordanian response in the aftermath of this latest deluge has been an extensive search and rescue efforts but the receding water has left the affected areas in jordan need deep in mud and sludge making the search effort doubly difficult paul brennan al jazeera time for a short break here al-jazeera when we come back and enter thomas in newcastle australia i'm on the deck of a ship that's going to be sent to the ship wrecks a vessel sunk in the second world war there are more than three thousand at the
bottom of the south pacific ocean alone and then all hell. and in sport the czech republic closes in the next six picked up to its title in a small technical. from cool brisk north and few. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. it is still raining in china and we're into more or less the middle of november now that looks like it might be a frontal system but i don't give it that much credence now what's developing is this rather grey looking stuff cloud that will bring a little bit of rain the western side of china and that extends down to northern vietnam where there's a feed of moisture and those two together may well produce a more significant cloud and rain drifting slowly east was in slow the south was
during monday and yeah there is the potential for some heavy downpours at about love including in the far north of vietnam for the sas in vietnam but was heavy rain is gone now and in fact it it showed itself in the gulf of thailand is going through is developing something in the bay of bengal leaving behind still the possibility shouts as far north as bangkok and a line that obviously you can follow through problem from singapore potentially wet that's jakarta which is recently wet with some pretty big showers and they extend through most to java and sulawesi indonesia is now in the wet period the way the rainy season should we say as it should be but as i say developing in the bay of bengal is a circulation which may be in forty eight hours might bring some rain to this part of india for the most part but it's drawing a pretty nice. the weather sponsored by cattle and race.
welcome back a quick reminder of our top stories here on al-jazeera turkey's president has increased the pressure on saudi arabia to reveal the truth about the murder of the journalist. reza typo to one says he shared all the recordings related to the killings with saudi arabia the u.s. france germany and the u.k. . leaders from seventy countries are in the french capital paris for the one hundredth anniversary of the end of world war one the french president joined germany's chancellor in signing a no two remembrance in the same railway carriage where the armistice was agreed to a century ago. at least twelve people have been killed as heavy rain caused flash flooding across jordan tourists are forced to run to higher ground in petra kingdoms engine city on one of its most popular tourist destination.
largest parties mounting a legal challenge to president and his decision to dissolve parliament and hold snap elections on jan or the fifth so assent to announce them as late on friday nights out is plunge the country further into political turmoil after he sat and replace the prime minister last month when alpha numbers reports from colombo. sacked ministers have complained to the elections chief about the snap. this is a legal act and there is no constitutional provision to call an election at this stage and therefore we complain and. we had a discussion with the commission and they will act i go to the law and the constitution but the new government is defending the president saying he acted in keeping with the constitution proximate reason for this. he's the concrete that the. legislature.
and executive was heading for which was promoted by the speaker of the house the ninety demand went to the constitution was passed by the serious individual missing her combine in two thousand and fifteen to strengthen parliament but critics like those behind me see the president has undermined the institution with his actions to first suspend and then dissolve parliament demonstrators who've been here every evening since the crisis began see the president's actions and democratic i will see here in india. but others are happy with what's happened. because this is my country and i want to save my country. mr goulden that. they're doing no harm then some day.
when a number of petitions challenging the president's actions are expected to be submitted to the supreme court on monday. the democratic republic of congo is calling the latest of the worst in its history the health ministry says nearly two hundred people have died in two northeastern provinces since august armed groups are hampering health workers from reaching patients tend the brakes of the virus and it was first discovered near the bone a river in one thousand seven to six. is a specialist of infectious diseases on top of medicines he says medical staff in the d.r. see a struggling to get to infected people in time. well certainly it's a very tragic event and it is a bad outbreak in it had ten zero proof of ebola for it this is the worst and the largest people are so great so far this outbreak is challenging for several reasons now any bowl of virus outbreak is difficult to deal with at the best of times but
this has several challenges one is that it's both in an urban and rural setting and we know from the prior outbreak in two thousand and fourteen in west africa that urban outbreaks are challenging to deal with just because there's such a large number of people in a small area it's also close to international borders especially with uganda and it's always challenging when there are porous borders and people can travel freely between different sovereign nations but i think most importantly for this outbreak it's an unstable area and there is some violence and really just a lot of instability in the area and it's extremely challenging for the political and the public health workers to ensure proper access and timely access to medical care for people who have an infection or a possible infection and also to protect close contacts of people who are infected with ebola virus so there's several challenges as to what is the worst outbreak so far fresh u.s. sanctions on iran are aimed at curbing its influence but also affect terror on
allies such as has been law as odd as it was in a lot of reports in the lebanese capital beirut the armed group however has been developing alternative sources of funding and. it was another strategic win for iran when its allies met on the syrian iraqi border they created a land court or connecting to hang on to beirut iran's most valuable asset has been the lebanese armed group hezbollah its fighters helped keep the hounds ally syrian president bashar assad in power the trumpet ministration wants to counter the islamic republic spreading influence and part of its strategy is to reimpose sanctions the first time the americans in. they imposed sanctions on. those.
but it doesn't mean hezbollah is not facing financial pressure fundraising campaigns have intensified in recent years particularly since hezbollah joined what has been a costly war in syria donations have long been a source of revenue for the group its supporters who are from the muslim community believe it is a religious jew to share part of their earnings. i won't say that the sanctions will not have an effect they will have an effect but we have the strength infrastructure and human resources to get through these difficulties because. hezbollah for some time now has reduced its expenses are not facing a financial crisis but taking precautionary measures they fear the targeting of ship businessmen and companies in lebanon and abroad but the u.s. has been targeting hezbollah's financial support networks in lebanon and globally sanctioning individuals and companies linked to the group serving as well as power will not be easy its military wing is stronger than the army it enjoys relative
autonomy and its strongholds it provides social welfare services to its supporters in many ways it acts like a state hezbollah has been the most powerful player in lebanese politics the group and its allies now control parliament and have the final say in the makeup of the next government is definitely using state. financial resources. years ago they used. to directly provide. the u.s. sanctions maybe tougher than and. past but a more aggressive strategy may be needed to counter iran's influence that however would threaten lebanon stability senator al jazeera beirut. thousands of italians are marched against the government's plans to tighten immigration they're angry at
a new decreed to restrict residents permits for asylum seekers and strip the citizenship of migrants convicted of terror offenses looks likely to approve the order later this month a town mayor who was placed under house arrest for welcoming refugees denounce what he called a drift towards racism and fascism. right here. i'm here because i am part of these people who follow a dream of humanity to protest against the hatred the fascists and the racist drift that's emerging not only in italy but also in europe because of my personal situation that of my city which has shown that a different type of reception of migrants respect for human rights and human dignity possible. now the guns may have fallen silent a hundred years ago but the impacts of world war one is still etched on memories in france hundreds of thousands of soldiers lost their lives in vet done during one of history's bloodiest battles the frontlines of not move from europe to places such as yemen and syria but the lessons learned from the war to end all wars still apply
as david schaper reports from eastern france. it was the most intense artillery barrage the world had ever witnessed after three hundred days a great was the longest battle three hundred thousand soldiers both french and german had sacrificed their lives in the trenches around for down when the guns fell silent the front line was back where it started there were dharma moral museum is still teaching the futility of war to each new generation. the displays are graphic and sobering but as world leaders gather in paris to mark the hundredth anniversary of the great war's end has anything really changed or no. and all here we have today an economic and political environment that is not very different from a century ago that's why our mission is so important we must convey this memory to the young generation that pull all this group of german schoolchildren visiting the memorial are exposed every day to equally horrific images of conflict broadcast on
television news from syria and yemen but they were still moved by the suffering here no one suggests that. this was the been really devastating for the soldiers to find you paul many months in the middle of these woods the village of flurry one stood simple stone markers show the location of it shops and houses. jump yeah is the mayor of the village that no longer exists in the middle of the front line exchanged hands seventeen times between the french and german forces. the more the community i am a custodian of memory and is story for the young generation zimmer's know was that in display there was a village with peaceful working people running through the destructive fully afford these villages were completely destroyed my short older lives that was here and to say be careful never ghana why more. these days it's hard to imagine the sheer
scale of the terror that was unleashed on the hills above. but the last entry in a war diary by a french soldier gives you some impression he wrote that crazy to do what they're doing now what a bloodbath what horrible sights what a slaughter hell cannot be as hideous as this people are insane. it was here president francois mitterrand chancellor helmut kohl held hands in a historic act of reconciliation and friendship between france and germany the tide of warfare may have moved to different shores but is still shows no sign of turning david chaytor al-jazeera down. or germany will be one of the few european countries not holding world war one national ceremonies in remembrance as odd as there is dominic came reports from many in the country it's the second world war which defines commemoration of the dead. for generations of people poppies in november
have represented commemoration marking the millions of allied fallen from world war one but for a century the poppy has not been part of the german psyche now one artist wants to change that fine it is overdue to boil so internazionale dares to internationalize the symbol red poppies were the first thing to grow on the graves of fallen soldiers they are known as pioneer which grow back very quickly on churn to perth but they didn't just crawling wish graves are all of that. for many people it's images of trench warfare they think of when they reflect on the first world war yet this is just one side of a conflict which touched people across the globe it was the first time submarines were used in quantity giving the world the terms u. boat and unrestricted submarine warfare
a concept which would sink nearly five thousand ships and kill more than fifteen thousand sailors commemorating its war there is something that democratic germany does in a song but more than two million people died fighting for imperial germany in the first world war and the aftereffects of that conflict helped shape the form germany would take over the course of the twentieth century. but many people believe it was germany's role in world war two which defines the way it remembers its fall and that the evil of national socialism was so all encompassing that few people consider the casualties of the first war now some historians say such a view overlooks the fact that defeat in november one thousand nine hundred eighteen was when human rights movements took hold in germany. have not made things of that moment and have not really a claim that are for as maybe
a positive moment and you start. for the republican for democracy in germany. in modern times it's not in berlin political leaders commemorate the dead of world one but in the capitals of the countries that fought and eventually defeated the german empire so will it be on this in to dominate campaign zira munich. or thousands of ships were sunk during the second world war there rex litter the ocean floors decades of corrosion tidal movements and storms of course some other ships to break up and leak oil well a couple from australia has launched a grand plan to stop an ecological disaster under thomas reports newcastle to rob ever filmed of the nonstop offensive in the pacific the pacific ocean saw some of the best system naval battle of the second world war more than three thousand ships were sunk three hundred of them boiled tangles now after decades on the water.