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has visited the site of the dam collapse and she has demanded more preemptive action to stop similar disasters in the future so the so congress must shoulder part of the blame for failing to strengthen regulations and enforcement and we do for. federal and state government support to victims is very important taking measures to prevent situations like this is just as important as rescuing victims we can't become specialists. in solon widows and orphans we have to anticipate such things there are ways to protect the society from this kind of crime this kind of calamity. now the mayor a woman junior says mining company valley was careless and incompetent activists are warning of an environmental catastrophe the extent of what should be fully known only in the coming days and our mental group say the sludge of mind waste contains high levels of iron oxide which could cause an irreversible damage to the ecosystem and says the threat is less severe
a similar dam jointly operated by valley and another company collapsed in the same state three years ago it released fifty million tons of toxic waste that's as much as twenty thousand olympic swimming pools that led to the worst environmental damage in brazil's recent history there are fears that environmental regulations could be further diluted under brazil's new president. who is valid to ease mining restrictions well let's get more on this now we're joined by marcello shower he is an associate professor at the university of texas in austin and he's joining us live from there very good to have you with us on al-jazeera so how do you think we have got here in brazil where this has happened again just three years after marianna which was then called the country's worst environmental disaster. well thank you for having me well unfortunately the situation happened over a game but it's not america i said that it was brought to the.
ears of could use with our. environment and of the population in brazil the problem is that a group that long time brazil because the gaily. i thought did kind of to develop mentalities because curtis then put the development aboard everything else of all the environment of all the people of all through all the battle and in the knowledge that happened the initializers they recently there were there was a belief they should let the environmental legislation about the dam and even the help that to understand why these tragedies happen already a desire to try to do good is not by chance to happen because there is a kind of mentality that mindset that the goal remains and inquire of part of the
residents of the society to have this kind of this or that this regard to the environment and the its consequences unlike what happened in the mud iana three years ago do you think anyone will be held accountable for this. well the problems is that in brazil we have a guy and we believe is the solution. is we when they need to do we this kind of situation. but those own for any one of the biggest in brazil they had a lot of dollar in they had a lot of influence over the left this war remains in the right. and they. really see that all your whole range in brazil dating some same debate the same logic the right to speak the developed man to differ nonnegative
development but they don't care about corporations or environment but unfortunately not a recently we elected the president that he is strengthen these kind of through my set he's insisting that we need to legalize in each week in the environmentalists lation already again. we have. we are but we will have the results to be optimistic about the future we have the same brazil. that got the brazilian and soldiers you everybody is that you all you need but i don't think that the sale will be. the battle knowledge because. really when you look at. the statement made by president sandy already if we don't have the results to
be off the news about the kind of what this is a president that side of the executive order on his first thing to move senate environmental regulations by sean afraid that's all the time we have that we do thank you for your time that's my set up i shall live and often texas thank you. now a neighboring provoke an avalanche of modern rock has crashed into a hotel killing at least fifteen people it happened in the southern city of the mudslide broke through the walls of the hotel injuring thirty four people. there are plenty more ahead on the news hour including would have. bred protests which are threatening the twenty nine year rule of the president all but all bashir. a rallying cry in search for the. protest and aid and demanding. an end. to his record seventh in title will have all the details coming up next the.
philippines military says it suspects an armed group led by rebel leader could be behind sunday's attack on a cathedral in the country south of these twenty people were killed and dozens injured in the two blasts the attack targeted worshipers that have mass on the predominantly muslim island of horrible. has more from zamboanga city close to whole. there are reports that i saw has claimed responsibility for the attack that's something that the philippine military has this missed its recent statements it's pointing to the notorious abu sayyaf group and the government spokesperson says basically that there are already pursuit operations against several members of the abu sayyaf group now no locoed armed group has claimed responsibility for the attack but it remains to be seen how this could impact the already very precarious
security situation not just across mindanao but in particular these outlying islands in the southern philippines as you know where nor is home to several armed groups in the southern philippines the more islamic liberation front the more national liberation front members of the private on groups of local politicians and then authorities the abu sayyaf is that all of us suspect that this side is similarly because it has executed similar attacks in the past and that is something that the philippine military is not discounting the president's arrival today in the law is sending a strong message that it says according to state but that is going to crush rebels or groups that are known to be behind this attack it remains to be seen though how this could impact the peace process the very precarious security situation in mindanao what we all know though is whatever is behind this attack is sending a strong message that the law will always be a powder keg. and yemen dozens of muslims have been protesting in the southern port
city of aden asking the government for information about their missing sons the woman who's been demonstrating daily rallied outside the home of the interior minister is believed most of the men being held in detention and look at the ongoing civil war and in some of the control of the song and the rotten back to yemen government. there being more anti-government protests in saddam's capital through they call and sided with a visit by president omar al bashir to egypt where he accused the media. exaggerating the extent of the unrest have a more than reports from. it's his second visit outside his country in less than a week as to dance president obama bashir faces continuing calls back home to end his thirty year rule and step down calls that started six weeks ago and to which he has remained defiant to heat. there is a problem in sudan we cannot claim that we don't have a problem but some media take it out of size and dimension it is an attempt to
clone what is being called the arab spring in sudan it has the same slogans programmes and requests it also has the same use of social media however the sudanese people have learned the lesson that they have seen what happened in some of the states that went through the so-called arab spring and its negative implications wedding the sudanese people are very alert and will not fall into anyone's trap to destabilize sudan. the demonstrations started in mid december and the city of over rising bread prices it quickly spread to other parts of the country with thousands taking to the streets demanding that and bashir who's been in power since one thousand eight hundred nine and his rule security forces are accused of using excessive force with bullets and tear gas used to disperse peaceful unarmed for testers. the government says twenty nine have been killed since protests began rights groups say that number is at least fifty with dozens more injured. opposition to bush years rule is not only in the streets some
political parties have lend support to those protesting and on sunday the federal party one of the parties in the national government announced that it's withdrawing its participation in the government becoming the third party to do so since the demonstrations began in the for the. there are g.m. has lost legitimacy and the ability to deal with a political crisis and trust in the regime has been lost we hope that the president steps down and paves the way for an interim government that is agreed upon by all sides the protests are seem to be the biggest challenge to bashir since he came to power and some analysts say the ruling party is running out of time to find ways to overcome and. the withdrawal of the federal party today is a sign that the ruling party is weakening so it has to take a step back and find a solution to the wave of protest of was more political parties will withdraw from the government and join the opposition movements. a movement triggered by an
economic crisis which has become a nationwide call for change and to which there seems to be no end in the horizon going to al-jazeera. now demonstrations and sudan began almost six weeks ago over the rising price of bread the fence led to demands for economic reform and political change mohamad vaal reports from cathal. freedom peace justice and the overthrow of president omar bashir are the main slogans being chanted by these so the knees protesters but at the root of the demonstrations are demands for basic life necessities but old stations ran out of fuel inflation rates soared bank coffers were empty people stopped deposing money with banks and those who did face limits on how much cash they could withdraw most dangerously bakeries ran out of floor of all the other needs bread can be seen as the main symbol of the crisis doesn't it or yet if the revolution of the hungry. a
bust they did was a journalist during the one nine hundred seventy s. at the time of former president. his life now may symbolize the slow descent of sudan from relative ease to utter this to jewish and. everything was much better they mary was a strong leader we had a great culture to sit in the span was equal to four dollars but now it's crisis everywhere and people have nothing to eat we don't want to know. the origin of that crisis the sudanese government agrees was a shift the country made from agriculture to oil during the one nine hundred ninety s. but the hostile and i mean some of the model who indeed it's called the dutch disease when easy only revenue arms shift attention away from traditional resources such as farming we've had it in sudan but now we are addressing the problem through new strategies and more focus on agriculture. in two thousand and ten sudan exported
nearly half a million barrels of oil a day but a year later south sudan deigned independence and took most of the oil fields with it by then the ugly cultural sector was already suffering from neglect and there was another shift happening. in the past sudanese households relied mainly on sorghum for food and those things changed when the british and i in our governments wrote wheat preparing sorghum is towards the mint takes time and you know we have to take it to the mills to grind it then you need a long process to cook it with bread on the other hand is handy all you need is to go and buy it ready from the bakery and then without the hard. now then as i was a month. wheat bread now accounts for two thirds of regular meals in sudan. just to give you an idea about how much bread an average family of five individuals in sudan need for the daily meals each individual that i'm here needs six pieces of
bread if i try to put all the quantity they need in my hands. it's not possible this is just the shell of two people. the crisis got worse when sudan couldn't grow or buy enough wheat saudia and r.t. companies grow millions of tons of wheat here on least or purchased land but they send it out of the country now sudan with its over two million hectares of fertile soil but even oil and the gigantic underground lake the newbie in beijing is begging for outside help to satisfy its demand of wheat to feed the hungry population of nearly forty million. just to say it's too late to come these cards bread will overthrow this regime as it happened before here in sudan. i. assume so his words is a code by these protesters david chance. some advice of just khartoum.
still ahead on the news hour confrontations between palestinian protesters and israeli forces after a thirty eight year old man was killed by an israeli settler. that's cleaned up its fishing act on a large scale what thailand's done to protect a valuable industry and. in a dream final the world's two best sevens teams clash in new zealand haven't had the action in sports. three tranquil a radian can you. imagine i can feel it seems and it's in the gauntlet. hello again welcome back to our international weather forecast well across china we're not looking too bad over the next few days we're actually seeing those winds parallel to the coast here across the southeast but where those winds start to make it in a section along the coastline or that is where we start to see some clouds as well
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on the. top stories the death toll in. brazil has risen to fifty eight. more than three hundred still missing. mining waste. anti-government protests have continued for the sixth. demonstrators are demanding the resignation of president. he said that the media is exaggerating the challenge to his leadership. proclaimed
interim president. government demonstrations starting on wednesday president. being part of a u.s. led. on saturday we are calling for a mass mobilization of national and international level we will be taking to the streets of venezuela and around the world to follow and show our support for the european union's ultimatum to the madrid government head of the sunday deadline it's an unprecedented ultimatum in support of our people's demand to bring down the u. . there appears. a new round of talks between the us on what a gonif on an apology will be held next week about make as and car ball to pay for government. to end the seventeen year war secretary of state why pompei out in the u.s. is serious about pursuing peace and bringing america's armed forces home reports.
afghans eager to learn more about the peace talks between the u.s. and the taliban. government leaders in kabul are not commenting they have complained about not being involved in the latest round of talks in qatar's capital . afghans we spoke to hope the talks in doha will help and the war while others are skeptical. made what has been that we are very hopeful all the afghans are tired of for explosion in suicide attack in this country they are hoping for a brighter future and i am very hopeful that these talks will bring a bright future for us and for the future of afghanistan. we afghans don't trust groups affiliated with foreign intelligence agencies the u.s. must talk with the afghan people because we are the ones who suffer this is not peace what kind of peace is this the us own boy to afghanistan is in kabul to brief president assad funny when his meeting with the taliban. and reported that
there had been significant progress the taliban though we're being cautious saying talks with continue to overcome obstacles one of them is agreeing on a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign troops initially the taliban dismissed any overtures towards the u.s. as long as american forces in afghanistan. the taliban has rejected direct talks with the afghan government which it considers an american puppet but peace in afghanistan goes beyond internal disputes the u.s. hopes neighboring pakistan can play a crucial role in the talks the afghan government and the white house have often accused the pakistani government of providing weapons and shelter for taliban fighters accusations denied by leaders in islamabad we would like to see us and we
think of oneness dan as a friend of the region so they're having exited there must not abandon afghanistan in terms of their social economic development restoration of. the development process the u.s. hopes the doha talks will lead to a cease fire and power sharing agreement that would pave the way for tens of thousands of u.s. a day to troops to pull out of afghanistan. al jazeera. palestinian protesters and israeli troops have clashed in the city of ramallah in the occupied west bank it comes a day after a palestinian man was shot dead during the confrontation between israeli settlers and residents from the village of thousands attended his funeral on sunday israeli police and military are investigating the killing. a millions of dollars are being distributed to nearly one hundred thousand families and gaza has donated the money
as part of a un deal to help the besieged palestinians but payments are being delayed by disputes between the israeli government and hamas child stretford reports from gaza . these men have come to collect one hundred dollars each from this post office in gaza city the cash they are receiving is from the qatari government donated to more than ninety thousand families here. in general one hundred dollars won't solve anything i have a children we need israel siege to be lifted the crossings open and the end of political division that's what will solve our problems. the cash is part of a humanitarian program for gaza being led by carter with u.n. assistance but the donation process is far from straightforward under an informal agreement israel in november allowed concerts to begin sending ninety million dollars to gaza over a six months period the money has to pay the salaries of civil servants and to buy
power station fuel as well as humanitarian aid but for almost three weeks the israeli government refused to approve the third installment around fifteen million dollars after an escalation of violence along the gaza israel border with israel finally allowed the money transfer hamas refused to accept it saying these release a change the conditions of the cash transfer deal was politicizing the issue before is radio elections in april many israeli politicians are against the agreement saying the government is paying what they describe as a terrorist organization to keep quiet hamas says that it cannot raise sufficient taxes because gaza's economy is so deeply affected by israel's more than ten year and single day meanwhile the united nations is the situation for gaza's two million population is made worse by what it describes as international donor fatigue. the u.n. says whether you agree with hamas policies or not humanitarian aid should not be
politicized and i appreciate those kinds of arguments but think that we need to keep humanitarian and political concerns separate i think if you start questioning the political motivations of humanitarian aid you will never get anything done. hamas says with or without carter's money friday protests gaza's border will continue until israel lifts its siege at least two hundred fifty palestinians have been killed mainly by israeli sniper fire since the demonstrations started in march and hundreds of thousands of palestinians like these continue to rely on international humanitarian aid to survive. gaza. brazil's president has been admitted to hospital in sao paulo where he's due to undergo surgery on monday jobs in our suffered life threatening wounds after he was stabbed in the stomach while campaigning in september the operation will remove
a colossal me bag inserted after the attack doctors say he could take up to ten days to recover. thousands of protesters have rallied in the french capital to call for an end to violence and disruption caused by three months of anti-government demonstrations and like the so-called yellow vest protesters they're also using clothing as part of their movement the bottom reports from paris. a new citizens movement in france created online and now on the streets of paris they call themselves the vet scarves and they say they're fighting back against months of finance and disruption by yellow fest protesters thousands marched through the city to demand an end to the yellow vest blockades and demonstrations the unity and respect for fraud says democracy and institutions. draco not i see we are here to say no there are laws in france and in europe i should be respected and the violence must stop and this detestable image affronts great boy minority of people
. demonstration is right up or should the right of the station demonstrate. i would say justify violence some people here say they used to support the yellow vests and many share the. concerns over the rising cost of living but they say the weekly scenes of unrest are too much on saturday police and yellow vests demonstrators clashed again in several cities across france since the movement began in november eleven people have been killed dozens injured as the red scarves reached by steal a symbol of the french revolution the divisions between the two movements it was clear behind. the glass. on the steps of your house or yellow vests protestors and it's something of
a standoff with both sides taking each other. see them. if the movement was really against violence than most yellow vests would have proved were not for violence obviously but listening to their slogans and when you look at them it seems more like a pro micromanaged to me emanuel mark karr has been promoting his national debate initiative aimed at quelling the yellow vest demonstrations by giving people more of a say in the way that france is run opinion polls suggest the french president is regaining some popularity of to months of low ratings micro hasn't commented on the red scarf movement but he might hope it is a sign that the tide is turning in his favor that asher butler al-jazeera paris. want to star in a long time ally of us president donald trump has said he'll consider cooperating with special counsel robert well as russia and best occasion ston who was arrested on friday has denied charges of lying to congress and what must hampering. if there's wrongdoing by other people in the campaign that i know about which i know
of no one but if there is i would certainly testify honestly i'd also testify honestly about any other matter including any communications with the president it's true that we spoke on the phone but those communications are political in nature there but now i and there is there is certainly no conspiracy with russia don estabrook has more from washington well roger stone does seem to be hedging a bit on friday when he was indicted he said that he would not bear witness against president trump now today as he made the rounds on the sunday talk show he said that he may consult with his attorneys and he may have a conversation with the special prosecutor what we don't know is what else robert muller may have up his sleeve he may have additional charges that he could bring against roger stone that what might compel him to turn evidence against the president we just don't know at this point we've kind of seen this thing play out
over and over again where people close to the president like his attorney michael cohen and his former campaign manager paul man a fourth say that they would not talk and then ended up flipping against the president and we could see that again play out with roger stone. as a political analyst and public policy professor at george mason university and he says despite stone's denials he could have damaging information on the trump campaign. he has agreed to cooperate with the moonves to geisha but he says he has nothing incriminating that he can report about the connections between the trump campaign of twenty sixteen and the russians but the indictment alleges that he was the conduit between those two organizations the trump campaign and with the leaks which was using stolen documents stolen by russia depending on what he has to say to the mower investigation does he have any damaging information he claims he does not he has no evidence of any wrongdoing by anyone but if the trim campaign as it
is alleged used roger stone as a connection to wiki leaks to coordinate the release of damaging information stolen by russia about the clinton campaign that would be a campaign via finance violation and we're not sure exactly what he knows about that and what he's willing to say at this point wonderful things indictments they can get people to cooperate because they want to save their own skin we've seen that happening with michael cohen and with others and they'll be a lot of pressure on roger stone again he says he saw no evidence of wrongdoing and he won't he doesn't intend to report any but in the end a witness like that someone who is under indictment is likely to do whatever he needs to do to save himself now the time fishing and seafood industry has been criticized for poor regulations bad working conditions and unsustainable practices basa got some good news this month the european commission recently lifted its warning scott high then looks at what that means for the industry. thailand's
fishing and seafood industry is big business it's the third largest export or in the world. so in two thousand and fifteen when the european commission issued a so-called yellow card warning over unsustainable fishing practices the threat of a ban on exports to the european union was a major blow anough to cause the military government to launch a major overhaul of the industry and a crackdown on illegal fishing implementing everything from vessel monitoring systems to tougher laws against the ill treatment of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers mainly from myanmar even sinking confiscated boats to create artificial coral reefs when the yellow card warning was withdrawn earlier this month it was a major relief for the seafood export industry but activists say there is still work to be done. good night as an observer i work on this issue the human slavery situation in thailand and seems to be well improved but we are not one hundred
percent free from it yet we still have a lot to solve especially on restoration of not show resources. thailand is due to have a general election soon the first since the military backed government took over in the coup five years ago some are concerned that the progress on industry reform and workers' rights could be undone the government here says that the success of shutting the yellow card took some tough decisions new fishing laws and a new legal framework were not easy but they're confident these changes will stick even if there's a change of leadership we have the corporation work together we do fisherman and all the private sector and n.g.o.s for the good of the country for sustainable of the fishery so just why we think this change in the future we can be more sustainable to achieve that goal model and go back to what we have before but those who run smaller fishing operations say the changes cut too deep and not at
a point. yellowcard is only for fishing businesses which many source a food from abroad and many explore to other countries for us we have so little for export almost none alec catches for canned fish of poultry food she hopes that if a new government comes into power there will be changes not undoing all the new laws but those that hurt smaller businesses will be revised so her workers still have a reason to keep their nests in good shape it's got either al-jazeera bangkok. still ahead on the new. jazz legend all of them were given a hero's farewell. for the world's best of the action from the world championships.