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how they are and this is the news out from london coming up pakistan calls in the army to restore calm after more than one hundred fifty people are injured in violence between the police and religious protests in. egypt august suspected fighters off to the last attack in sinai that killed hundreds of people. and fear and distrust how some are handle refugees are reacting to a deal that could see them return. and support japan's aura rads had been crowned the new champions and asia but yeah an east side being saudi arabia as our whole out to one on aggregate lift their second trophy. the army has been called in to restore order to the pakistani capital islamabad
after more than one hundred fifty people were injured in violence between police and religious protesters earlier riot police fired tear gas and water cannon demonstrators while clearing vast sitting camp which has been blocking main routes into the city for over two weeks the protest is a calling for the resignation of a minister who emitted a reference to the prophet muhammad in a parliament she bill coming. from about ninety kilometers from the whole. the civilian government has asked the military to come in aid of the civilian administration their primary objective would be to save dogs key installations the diplomatic ball they were in islamabad and that at a time when there is trouble spreading across the country we had added trouble in karachi protests have continued many people injured there and us and we are toward
only one person was killed near the airport now all the airports all the highways and fluting the grand trunk road that connects the north to the south as well as the motorway that connects its lombard to the provincial capital of the punjab long haul all people are stuck on the highways take an org move because all the able to take training have been taken over by the protector and then we have also been told that the protesters are now back in strength at the same place where the security forces primarily the police where they tried to get across them are near this morning story indeed a crisis situation head and the military now being called in for the protection of islamabad but this is a situation that has been mishandled by the government that disqualified prime minister of the country had called all his party workers and members including senior ministers for the meeting and it all while trouble was brewing in the city of karachi in islamabad so it appears that the government had miscalculated they
did not know their strength of the reaction that would happen and on forward on the streets across pakistan indeed a crisis situation one that age threatening to spiral out of control that is also talk that the form a interior minister's house was attacked the law minister who's resignation that people have demanded and also being attacked and of course that the government and all sorts of trouble. washington says it strongly condemns the release of her face sayit the suspect behind the two thousand and eight mumbai attacks and it says the decision will affect u.s. pakistan relations the founder of the armed groups. say ten million dollar u.s. bounty on his head for the attack which killed one hundred sixty six people including americans officials say he's being released because the government has failed to provide any evidence against him saeed has repeatedly denied involvement in the mumbai attacks well for more on this let's go to tom command who is in washington
tom why all the united states is so concerned about this particular case. well first and foremost this is indicative of a tougher line all throughout the troubled ministration from the very inception its very inception the president in this past summer put a an escrow hold on two hundred fifty five million dollars in military aid against pakistan and trump has been outspoken in criticizing pakistan for what he regards as their lax attitude towards terrorists and including. the notes from the rather the statement from the white house today noted that six american citizens were among the one hundred fifty five who were killed in the mumbai bombings and they want to see him. brought to justice
and this also comes at a at a critical point here where afghanistan has been criticizing pakistan once more saying that they've seen no improvement in their position in dealing with the taliban and so next week the. american defense secretary or at least the chief of staff general dunford is scheduled to be in pakistan and to be followed later by defense minister defense secretary rather james mattis and we can see that this is just part of the toughening up preparations for those visits to pakistan so indeed and the administration is saying in that statement today that repercussions could well happen between pakistan on the u.s. it could really affect their relationship what sort of things to think they're looking at. well it's not only the fact that has been more critical of
pakistan's position and performance in cracking down on extremists it's also has decided to leaning towards india the fact that he's called for india to be more engaged in afghanistan that was a red line or rather a red light for pakistan and so what we're seeing here is. toughening position on the on the american the american side and clearly a much more definitive attitude towards the india pakistan divide many thanks tom a kind of a nagging him giving us what will flash on that story now to egypt where prosecutors say gunmen who stormed a mosque in sinai were carrying i still flag officially there's still no claim of responsibility but egypt's military has already begun bombing targets of a pledge by president abdel fattah el-sisi that there is behind the attack would
not go unpunished more than three hundred people on the known to have died in the attack in bed the west in egypt modern history reports. egyptian military has released this footage which it says shows its warplanes hitting targets in the sinai it's part of its crackdown on suspected fighters after friday's devastating attack these targets the minute she says a believed to be housing or storing ammunition linked to those who attacked the mosque has president abdel fattah el-sisi has promised to use brutal force and an iron fist against those responsible for what he called a heinous act of terrorism he also declared three days of national mourning this is the worst attack in egypt's recent history apart from the devastating loss of life people here feeling angry to. be for anything fault our
leadership because our leaders haven't taken decisive decisions with respect why because this isn't the first time this has happened and it's in a mall so that's. the brotherhood is giving money to these people they're spending all of them there helping them who else is going to help them this is the mosque that was targeted in the troubles northern part of the sinai it's used by sufi's members of a mystic movement within islam the attack began shortly after the noon worship started and the mosque was full witnesses described how between ten and twenty masked gunmen were a military uniform stormed the mosque using rocket fire grenades and automatic weapons it also blocks the escape route local reports described how the gunman surrounded the mosque outside to mow down any survivors as well as those who are rushing to the scene to help this thirteen year old described how he survived yes i was outside the mosque and suddenly i heard gunshots inside i saw them running and i went inside the mosque i found all of the people climbing on top of each other
they were trying to get out of the mosque because they were afraid and i was trying to get out of the bullet and of my leg no one has claimed responsibility for the attack but i'm. media suspicion has form a local i saw linked armed group analysts say the heavy handed military response could potentially lead to more on road you saw the beginning of fomenting of a cycle of violence of state repression targeting these groups through arbitrary arrests leading to them for mentoring a cycle of violence. meanwhile the president has launched a thorough investigation of the families of the victims gather to bury the kind of hoax. so as have told al jazeera four members of the egyptian military have been injured in fighting with gunmen south of russia in northern sinai meanwhile the planned reopening of the rafa crossing into gaza has also been delayed it was expected to open temporarily on saturday but it's been put on hold at the crossing
largely sealed off since twenty thirteen while the army fights armed groups in the area says thirty thousand people have been waiting to cross earlier timothy culled us from the top korea institute for middle east policy tell all jazeera the military approach in sinai has not been effective. in the in the case of sinai the military has had a pretty active tempo of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations for quite some time and as yesterday showed it hasn't been enough to stop this sort of thing from happening and for us to continue to escalate. its tactics in the mainland the government has been fairly successful at bringing down substantially the number of attacks however sinai has remained a different challenge. i think that the question that needs to be asked is when will the military and the government review its strategy and look to have a more sophisticated and mixed approach to counterinsurgency the military strategy
alone has not been and has not been adequate and so it's time to examine what other options are available and how to win over the local population and to help deny isis safe haven and the ability to move more so freely. iran's president has reassured his syrian counterpart bashar al assad that teheran will stand by him the syrian people in the fight against terrorism and efforts to rebuild the country and ronnie and me there is the reporting has on rouhani called the syrian leader to tell him that talks to summit in sochi was the right step at the right time for the future of syria it comes as iran russia and turkey held a trilateral meeting a summit this week where a major diplomatic push was made to end the six year war. turkey says it expects u.s. president donald trump to stick to his promise not to supply weapons to syria and kurdish fighters also known as the wife of gene on friday turkish president trichet
type one held a phone call from in which the u.s. president reportedly gave an order that weapons should no longer be supplied to the wife e.g. the white house later issued a statement only saying it would quote make adjustments to its policy of arming allies in syria the time prime minister ation began supplying weapons to r.p.g. early this year before the battle to retake isis stronghold of raka turkey considers the wipe e.g. a terrorist group i mean. all of the number one subject that negatively impacts our relationship with the us is the weapons that it's given to the y. p.g. and lately we've seen that some armored vehicles have been supplied and our esteemed president once again reiterated his discomfort to mr trump mr trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions that the white b.g. won't be given arms and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago of course we were very happy with this doctors in northern syria
are being forced underground because their frequent attacks on hospitals one facility has now been built entirely below the surface at a secret location to treat patients injured by government airstrikes asama binge of a report from near syria's border with turkey. farmers on the operating table because his leg was injured in an airstrike but this is no ordinary operation theatre it's hidden underground so it's been filled by air raid. they were i'm afraid when the regime targets a hospital i lost a member of my family in an airstrike. it's known as the cave hospital in northern thirty or so doctors are keeping its location secret for fear of further attacks by government get. they showed us photos after some of the hundred thirty five year strikes targeted their hospital medical facilities and medical workers nowadays are
far from being working an ideal situation there are all sort of challenges one of the main challenges has to do with witnessing not only going for a long time but at the same time he doesn't. doesn't stop. this is what remains of many hospitals above ground so it took months of digging five hundred square meters in the mountains to convert into treatment rooms workers then plaster the walls and bags at the entrance increased security. this is the doctor who began the project he was also killed in an airstrike last year and his colleagues continue to face challenges. biggest problem is the airstrikes which target civilians this hospital is theoretically safe but we expect anything from the government and it's destructive weapons making the hospital safe is just one of the many challenges most hospitals in opposition areas suffer from a lack of medicine and other vital supplies to emergency exits in case of any
attack being underground brings the constant challenge of maintaining the floor so doctors and patients don't suffocate. we face difficulties such as ventilation and shortages of medical supplies after securing ourselves in a cave inside a mountain because serious health care system has been largely destroyed by six years of war preventive care units and health centers are nonexistent potentially fatal diseases are common because of a lack of vaccine. healthcare is being used as a weapon of war in syria doctors say targeting hospitals means denial of treatment and the only option to save lives is going on the ground some of the job a delta zero. four eight planes have arrived in yemen's capital carrying humanitarian workers and vaccines to help fight it syria yemen is enjoying the worst cholera epidemic and is on the brink of a famine or made worse blockade of the country.
wheels down at center international airport for the first time in almost three weeks until saturday a saudi led blockade had shut down most of yemen's ports of entry after warnings by the un a handful of planes carrying polio and diptheria vaccines and aid workers arrived in the hooty controlled capital. only when the economy and asuna international airport was banned from receiving communitarian aid aircraft for more than one thousand days that led to more than five hundred u.n. aid workers being stuck here and the consolation of more than forty aid flights. earlier in the week some aid trickled into the western port of who died but that has now stopped the world food program tells al-jazeera it's still waiting to offload a ship carrying twenty five thousand metric tons of wheat enough to feed one point
eight million yemenis for a month people need an avalanche of eight and they're struggling to survive cholera polio and diphtheria outbreaks in addition to the war humanitarians are serving the needs of seven million people who are completed dependent on. the blockade began on november sixth after who the rebels fired a ballistic missile into saudi arabia. a saudi led coalition fighting on behalf of the government says it needed to stop weapons smuggling the u.n. warns commercial imports particularly food and fuel must also resume the world food program says continuing to choke off the supply could have a disastrous effect on fourteen million people living in northern yemen people it says it doesn't have the resources to help natasha going to does iraq. still to come this news hour a small town in papua new guinea takes
a hunt in hundreds of refugees from a closed australia but there's no guarantee of a warm welcome. the cull continues in zimbabwe with finance minister. detained until monday on option challenges. and in sports valtteri bottas. to pole position in more on that story coming up with. bangladesh have agreed to take assistance from the united nations refugee agency to safeguard the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of muslims to government signed a pact on thursday terms for the way process which is expected to begin within two months under the new deal. will be moved to temporary camps while so-called model villages are constructed. also plans to issue them with identity card on my
return although most have rejected the trial stuff that has. it's impossible to imagine the level of suffering that people like these have endured over recent months and indeed for decades now stories of men women and children being killed by. stories of gang rape being committed by soldiers in the media. stories that the government. is now this agreement between the bangladeshi and the myanmar government with respect to repress relation implies the eventual return of these people to a country that they have some sort of legal citizenship status but of course they don't they lost their citizenship thirty five years ago in one thousand nine hundred eighty two when it's when you speak to people here. but you really get a sense of the fear and a lack of trust amongst them they saying that they are not prepared to go back
until their property is rebuilt and they get some sort of formal legal citizenship status. hasn't seen her husband since she fled a month ago. first they have to give us identity cards at the border stating that we are residents all citizens and that we are. otherwise we will not go in because they may start killing us again. also says his home and village was destroyed and he is terrified about returning to live like i mean they want a lot of them and we don't want to leave bangladesh back home we're afraid to leave our house if they kill us they take our people away we don't want to go back how did you knew that. according to the bangladesh government there's no fixed timeframe as to how long this repatriation will take it's hope that the process will start in about two months time the bangladesh foreign minister also says that
myanmar has agreed that the u.n. h.c.r. the un will be involved in the process and it's aiming to set up temporary camps so people like these can live in the areas in which their homes were destroyed but the two main issues when you speak to the people here are issues of trust trust the media and military and secondly citizenship will they eventually become citizens of the country for so long for so many generations they have called home. hundreds of refugees in papua new guinea have spent their first day outside a decommissioned australian prison camp they were refusing to leave they say the town outside the camp isn't safe for them but some locals disagree andrew thomas reports from an asylum. internationally the words man of silence conjure
thoughts of banished refugees but they're not the only ones who live here the island is big and has a population close to sixty thousand most people are spread out living in small villages in the interior or along the coast but six thousand live here in the island's only town lauren lauren gallo is also now home to about seven hundred refugees most moved here against their will on friday they say they wanted to stay in their former prison the spite of having to live on rainwater and smuggled in food because they did not think they'd say in town most local cop when you give you just say that fear is misplaced money people are very accommodating people that love being. inclusive people but others have concerns about hundreds of men from very different cultures suddenly living among them. is just men only and they do that when they come on ladies they find if we don't related needs on a big. issue did they don't feel the need of every leader.
and then they may cause a problem with the local leadership that's not concerned though that necessarily leads to hostility walking around this market in daytime fails to make a pretty sight but then i'm only here for a short time and i'm not a refugee from the middle east africa or south asia the things they say a very different some refugees chose to leave the prison and move to lauren months even two years ago to keep occupied so just hussein works as a receptionist at the guesthouse but he's not paid refugees aunt allowed paid work and despite being much better integrated the most he says the town for refugees isn't safe one month there will be a good anyway if you will deny on my neck. for . if we didn't deal with the. many refugees have similar stories drunk young men attack them among the locals most
have sympathy for the refugees but think it's time they move on or were moved on if you're the one they belong to a different god different world for along with. four hundred years is too long we should have one when. the refugees feel the same way andrew thomas al-jazeera one man assigned in pop will you give me libya's coast guard has recovered the bodies of thirty refugees from a shipwreck of its northwestern coast a coast guard spokesman told al-jazeera another forty people are unaccounted for one hundred forty five have been rescued it comes a day after more than two hundred fifty refugees were rescued from two badly damaged boats zimbabwe's former finance minister. has been detained in custody until monday when a court will rule on his bail application on his corruption trial it comes a day after zimbabwe's new president was sworn in ok thing about the gobby who
ruled the country for thirty seven years andrew symonds reports from harare the new presidency and the court cases have already started first in line ignatius jumbo former finance minister he owns more than one hundred homes and he's accused of corruption and. jumbo is reported to have been beaten in military custody is even hospital treatment he says ma soldiers with assault rifles raided his home and he was illegally detained for forty eight hours was a military takeover took place also before the courts form a zanu p.f. used leader could soon i should bangor accused of corruption and slander he had resisted the army takeover earlier this month. we. know what you. told you if you believe i mean that you're. not even if you're. in. the army has already withdrawn from the streets of harare ahead of an
announcement of a return to barracks and that action coincides with a high court judgment saying it's action and taking power and putting mugabe under house arrest was lawful but human rights watch says it's an example of the military having undue influence on the judiciary and there are legal warnings that it could set a precedent. i was after his swearing in everson nougat had vowed to hit the ground running with a raft of measures to revive zimbabwe's shattered economy but he hasn't impressed the main opposition party. he has been part of the twenty seven years of disappointment thirty seven years of the unlikely that you see is from the same boat as mr mugabe they are cut from the same tree so it doesn't matter that present what appears to be a fresh deal it remains a pipe dream the people really want to see quick quiz selves that shows their lives
. may have had with foreign investors and foreign diplomats but political reform and economic reform needs to happen quickly to have the effect he wants under simmons al jazeera iraq. because i'm going to be working for you when i can have time to go play golf yes. but just how many days is president spent on the course so far. he returned to cuba for the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader fidel castro. i will have the details of.
hello and welcome back now so look at the weather across the levant and western parts of asia you see these weather systems pushing through and a lot of cold air associated with it so there is snow across some of the stans not through the hindu kush couple that should be drawing up and temperatures recovering to fourteen degrees we've got the rest still have some showers on the southern side of the caspian sea but that seems to be disappearing now back. drawing up to with temperatures of ten degrees you know this frontal system developing might be pushing some rain across parts of iraq and then later on iran and the wiser on the eastern side of the mediterranean for most part weather conditions here at least through monday are not looking too bad let's combine in theory on the western side or looking find them medina twenty nine mecca thirty two warming up in riyadh temperatures recovering after what's been a quite a cool spell but there is this frontal system coming down which might give some rain here later on and it should largely disappears it heads into water catch up i
wouldn't rule out the chance of a shower entirely here into southern portions of african see a lot of cloud east and across and go down through zambia and towards mozambique and the eastern side of south africa mozambique seen some significant share right to vittie but otherwise looking fine should be nice time with highs of twenty. africa going through seismic changes few country stands out because it's considered so successful why is. president of gonna. talk to walsh. at this time. new yorkers are very receptive to it because it is such an international city they're very interested in that global perspective that al jazeera provides. you are making very pointed remarks where they're online the main u.s.
response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on say you know evil person just wakes up over the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue that could be what leading to some of the confusion online about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera the army has been called interest to the pakistani capital islamabad after more than one hundred fifty people were injured in violence between police and religious protesters. egyptian military has
launched a campaign in the sun in a region after an attack on a mosque which left more than three hundred people. zimbabwe's former finance minister ignatius trumbo has been held in custody until monday and a court will rule on his bail application on his corruption trial he was detained by the military during the takeover the force president robert mugabe from office. zimbabwe's new president is promising a range of reforms to try to revive the once thriving economy one of amisom and god was first move is to appeal to the full files and white farmers whose lands were violently seized under former leader in the year two thousand the move drew international condemnation and international sanctions contribution to zimbabwe's economic slide from the breadbasket of africa to a country struggling with severe cash saw shortages and high unemployment while not
says the action cannot be reversed he's offering the farmers compensation many of the zimbabwean farmers fled to neighboring zambia south africa botswana mozambique where they're helping to transform the local farming industry with their expertise well for more on this we're joined with from bath via skype by charles lowry from very risk maker croft risk and strategic consulting firm he's also author of the land reform deception political opportunism and zimbabwe's land. thanks very much for joining us on al-jazeera first of all what do you think is actually going on with this offer of compensation to the white farmers who are long time ago since a lot of them were turfed off the land but why do you think he's announced say since so early on. i mean it has been a long time ago you know the seventeen years for many farmers i think it was a noteworthy statement i think he's calling out to be some barbarians but really to the international community to say that this seems like an old issue but it's
absolutely paramount to zimbabwe's business community is certainly paramount to zimbabwe's farming community and what he's trying to say is that's true aligned to the south in the sounds and that's what the possible hind us and he wants to signal that symbolically it's going to be a safe investment environment for businesses he's made it clear he's not to invest saying the land reform scheme so i take that to mean he's not offering to give them back any of the land is that how you read it that's how i read it as well and i think many people would say that that's the paul that makes the most sense one must remember that for effective farmers many have moved to other parts of the world they develop new lives they have new life new hoods and for individuals and some bond where you who took over those farms they have put in some cases up to seventeen years of investment in that land so it seems to make in the minds of many people little sense to try to wind back the clock and put things back how they were
so i think what he's trying to do is take the next step which is to say let's legally resolve this issue and that's that and remain in the hands of many of the individuals who have it now a lot of people are blaming the states have the zimbabwean economy and the downward spiral really because of a lot to do with this land reform scale mean what do you think really have to concentrate on that to trying to ten the economy around. well there are two elements when it comes to something like lampard is the explicit elements of not just farming i think it's important to emphasize that it's the average business industry it's farmers but it's all the businesses that support the farming industry the fertiliser companies the tractor suppliers the chemical companies so in at rivers ness you are talking of vost amount of employment potential employment was a mockery but i think the bigger picture here is what he says a link is zimbabwe is going to be a safer destination for all businesses of all kinds i think this is not just about farming this is about zimbabwe in business and one of they they come so my friends
who are herring asenath it was clear that robin the government's going to go with the promise of new jobs and there would now be food on the shop sal of there would be a good product on the shop shelves how far away are they from really saying that it's materialise well i think in terms of practical business development you're talking a very long time to get somebody back on its feet it's really difficult to overstate just how utterly decimated the business community is you talking breakdowns in the currency a lot of skills shortages people have left the country the country taken a skills with them the infrastructure has degraded but i think given that the base is so low you can take some practical steps to help improve confidence and i think it's the word confidence that needs to be reiterated that's what the community is looking for and i think in the lives of ordinary zimbabweans in the short term i think one can expect to see a lot of its national support coming in provided mr won and got what puts the
substance behind the words that we got to get your thoughts challenged larry that speaking to us on them in zimbabwe and you. german chancellor angela merkel says she doesn't want a new election and has promised to have a new government in place soon mogul's partners in the outgoing government the center left social democrats initially refused to consider another coalition but on friday the s.p.d. leader martin short's reverse this position agreeing to hold talks merkel says she hopes the negotiations can proceed based on mutual respect or there's a. nice invited so in the next election we must do better we must have solved more problems than we have today it is with this in mind that we must evaluate possible talks with the social democrats of course we're prepared to talk but talks can only be conducted on the basis of mutual respect that must be clear. saturday is
the international date for the elimination of violence against women rallies have been held in rome and paris where french president emmanuel macro announced a series of measures to tackle sexual violence nadine barber has this update. well president obama has been stressing the main thing the golden cause of his five year term will be equality between men and women and he says that the first thing that needs to be tackled in that area is gender based violence sexual assault and sexual harassment he held a minute's silence for one hundred twenty three women who were killed last year by their partners and then he went on to explain just why it's so important for him listen to mom the feeling of horror and of shame resulting from the situation is i must say has taken specific importance since a little more than a year ago because it is shame that we talk about when one is at the same time
a man and a public decider i cannot consider that won't we're talking about today is something that was boring but now and acceptable now everybody was waiting to see what concrete proposals president. would put forward he did say that there were many areas to be worked on in education for example training teachers to help pupils to get rid of stereotypes which can lead to gender based violence along the line and also strengthening the police responses and. putting more resources into helping victims he did outline that in legislation that he's been going to put forward next year there will be a new offense basically of street harassment which can be punishable on the spot he also intends to extend the length of time that victims of sexual violence can take before filing a complaint from twenty years to thirty years so that if
a woman was the victim of an assault when she was a minor she has thirty years to come forward and file a complaint he says that budgets are being increased between ministries by thirteen percent next year how quickly that will start to make a difference is hard to tell. time magazine is denying a claim by president donald trump that he was told he was to be featured as person of the year trump said on twitter that time magazine called to say that i was probably going to be named man of the year like last year but i would have to agree to an interview and the major photo shoot i said probably is no good and took a pass thanks anyway time magazine says it never reveals the choice of person of the year until the issue is released. and if he isn't busy tweeting about magazine covers and world politics president can usually be found playing golf even if his staff don't always acknowledge it and though he criticized his predecessor barack
obama for playing too much is managed to surpass his record alan fischer has more. president trump for the birdie he's a king go for a very king goal for this first three hundred eight days in office president donald trump has been on the course almost a quarter of that time in fact in his first one hundred days he's played more than any modern president he's played with prime ministers and politicians. thought if he won the white house he would have to give it all up because i'm going to be working for you i'm not going to have time to go play golf donald trump isn't the first president to have a love affair with golf william howard taft was the first to openly play the game white eisenhower loved it so much he did tree and the cabin named after him at augusta national the home of the masters competition george w. bush's exploits made it into a documentary i call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. thank you. now watch this drive.
we have hope bad that looked from the second gulf war started he stopped playing clinton golf as did obama which takes us back to where we started with trump's tweets and criticisms obama it was reported today plato hundred fifty rounds of golf he played more jobs last year than tiger woods his staff really acknowledge when he hits the course insisting no matter where he is the president is always working when it's tiger woods i don't call that were they one of the things that is i think reflective of his if you want to call a listener from office is the fact that there are numerous high level positions in every single department of the executive branch there go on feel because he's just lazy he hasn't even made nominations critics say after all the promises he made after all the speeches and all the tweets it's surprising this president has spent as much time in the clubhouse as the white house alan fischer al jazeera. shaz and
amazon reached a record high on friday searching on optimism over holiday sales it's being reported that they found jeff bezos is now with more than one hundred million dollars for those employed by amazon to deliver the goods people or their online doing well the less well some say they've had their pay cut by around a third without explanation take a board reports. john delivers packages for amazon. the gig is unpredictable amazon flex drivers spend as many as sixteen hours a day watching an app for available block of deliveries if they get one they'll deliver perhaps a dozen packages in a two hour window then they wait sometimes for hours without pay i want my job i started what would i do i would be in a car and i think doing this job is great but i just can't make any money doing it right now john is not his real name and we can only tell you he lives on the east
coast of the united states he says he doesn't want to lose this job but he can no longer afford to work it either when i started running our base wage plus tips. papper several months to change to. base pay including tips amazon now counts tips for its amazon flex drivers against their took a page from john used to make roughly three hundred dollars in a day now he's making two hundred dollars if he's lucky amazon is developing a service to use drones amazon has made a science of delivering goods fast and cheaply someday it says it wants robots to make deliveries but at the moment it relies on contractors to cut costs in this country if you are treating workers as an independent contractor you're saving up to thirty percent of your labor costs you're not painting to social security you're not paying into workers' compensation for workers who are injured you're not pain
into unemployment insurance for workers who are laid off and two months before in a sense from the change in pay on him john received a new contract to sign you and amazon agreed to resolve disputes between you and amazon on an individual basis through final and binding arbitration he was being asked to sign away his right to sue in open court and then amazon changed his pay i shouldn't have to fend off e-mails trying to do now through my contract is thirty percent less than what it was last week and i still haven't gotten an answer because there's nobody pocket i don't know what to do there's nothing to do you can quit that's around through you're a private contractor newts up the perm but the job or you don't the holidays put pressure on everyone but for those without the comfort of full time employment there is no such thing as time off take aboard al-jazeera. and way off amazon to
speak to us about the allegations and that reports that i say they won't comment on pending litigation. still to come this news hour and sports a sixteen year old wins her second world title more on that coming up shortly with fact. it's the cheapest rail service in the deal congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa swallowed crosses half the country from. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber for remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times
the officially permitted capacity for those who weren't able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can become like a machete. cubans are looking ahead to a post castro era as they mark the first anniversary of the death of their revolutionary without castro built the communist states on america's doorstep off
a century ago and in three months his brother and successor steps down a lot in america that are reports from havana. in. old havana a decades old photograph of fidel castro framed by plastic flowers is put on display. at the hotel where castro met with countless heads of state and international stars the staff paid homage to the deceased leader of the revolution with music and poetry. son alexis castro was the guest of honor he told al jazeera his father is resting in peace because. he was always certain of the continuity of the work and the ideals of the revolution he dedicated much of his efforts in life to just that i think he would be satisfied. a year ago the world took note of the passing of the last cold war warrior the revolutionary who created a communist state on the doorsteps of the united states in cuba
a ten day mourning period paralyze the country on the anniversary of his death academics and communist party officials have been holding symposiums as part of a state push to keep castro's example alive as the country faces new hostilities from washington i might probably get it where a part of its trumpet wants to return to the past for though was always looking to the future i think the way cuber is handling the situation and what is very little but many say castro's passing has had no impact on it all the way the same nothing has changed as usual he wasn't the only person a certain sadness because he was our president but nothing more but cuba is inevitably moving towards change fidel castro is gone and in just three months his brother and successor will be stepping down which leads to the obvious question of what will become of the cuban revolution once there's no castro at the helm the
answer in part depends on just how well the cuban state can keep the del castro's bigger than life persona alive. you see in human i'll just see how than now to fire and go all for the sport. so thank you so much japan's or our reds are the asian football champions for the second time they beat saudi arabia side two one on aggregate to me in champions league final on saturday the side had played out a one one draw in the first leg in riyadh last week and with no goals in the first half it looked like that would be enough to secure victory for the japanese side but al how had a man sent off in the seventy ninth minute just to be sure of victory brazilian rafael self-less scored for all raw in the eighty eight minute to make it one now on the day and to want to over all the last time won the a.f.c. out title it was back in two thousand and seven well earlier i spoke to asian football expert paul williams he says the quality of play and the popularity of
asian football is on the rise with all these five teams now in the world cup for the very first time from asia so that that suggests that there is some improvement in asia but it remains to be seen how those teams will perform at the world cup and then have that reflects more generally on the club football situation in asia you know that the clubs are improving year on year but there is still a big gap between a couple in asia and club football in europe and and that's going to take some some time for that gap to to shorten a little bit but certainly it is a good sign that there are five teams from asia in the world cup next year and hopefully if they do go well then that suggests that there has been some improvement over the last four years we see these big european teams come out to asia every year now to do their pre-season two was and they get massive support you know sold out stadiums right across the continent wherever they go whether that's china japan south east asia or even the middle east you know that the club world cup is coming out in the u.a.e.
shortly and you'll see sold at stadiums you know whenever the big teams play there so i think that is the issue because there are so many football fans in asia but they they tend to follow. the best leagues in the world if you will if you want to . put it like that you know england spain germany italy and that the fix that the passion in the interest in the local guy i mean in some areas there are some areas where that's that's not the case in s.f. these days or in particular there are some countries that are that they've really passionate about football indonesia has one but there are others you know singapore and malaysia that it badly affected by fans who would prefer to follow european football than them for their own club teams and as i said that trend is changing ever so slowly but it is still an issue that fans you know as you prefer to watch football from another continent than support their own local exe you know there is the population in asia as asian football continues to develop you know i think it's a significant portion of the world population believe in asia so certainly that is
the potential there but it's still a long way away from ever reaching the heights of the u.a.e. the champions league and i think will be many years before we ever see. the european champions league but you know certainly as a nation football fanatic i do hope that we get to see it one day it's the news barcelona fans have been waiting for star forward lean on messi has signed a new contract with the cloud that runs until the end of the two thousand and twenty to twenty one season with a buyout clause worth one hundred and thirty five million dollars the news comes a day after messi won his fourth goal in bid award for being europe's highest score scorer last season he netted a total of five hundred and twenty three goals from barcelona in six hundred in two appearances and has helped them win eight league titles and four champions league crown since previous deal had been due to expire next year but he said he has always wanted to end his career at the club. in the english premier league taught them had missed chance to move into the top three as they were held to
a one one draw at home to west brom who are currently without a manager harry kane equalized in the seventy fourth minute to salvage a point for spurs manchester united meanwhile have closed the gap to two leaders manchester city to five points with a one zero win over brighton their place chelsea are looking to stay in touch with the two manchester clubs that's currently nil nil in their game at liverpool. there's been there's to be no final pole position for lewis hamilton in the twenty seventeen formula one season the world champion was beaten by mercedes teammate terry botha's in qualifying for the season ending abu dhabi grand prix bought us was zero point one seven two seconds quicker than hamilton around the arena circuit to secure his fourth of the year for sebastian vettel was opening to fly for six seconds off the pace and third hamilton who secured his fourth world title two races ago in mexico will start from second on the grid as he bids for his tenth race when of two thousand and seventeen and the
boy. dennis now in france will take a two one lead into the deciding day of the davis cup final against belgium after success for their doubles team on saturday the best of five match contest was tied at one one going into this match after a win a piece in the singles rubbers on friday richard yes day and here do you see their gay friends what could prove a decisive lead with a four set win over belgian duo of rubin and elements and george do or the davis cup champions will be crowned on sunday after two more singles titles. australian cricket captain steve smith hit his twenty first century to help his side take charge of the first ashes test against england in brisbane in one hundred forty one not out ensured the hosts earned a first innings lead they added to that advantage when pace bowler josh hazelwood grabbed two early wickets by stumps england had
a lead of just seven runs. as as a captain i want to try and play from the front as much as i can with my performance and in the way. you know it just all of it sort of came out when i got to one hundred to work very hard i think was my slowest hundred someone told me i had to work out and be really disciplined the brazilian in. to get through those to . get to a position where where we are now it's you know relatively pleasing. england have reached their first rugby league world cup final in twenty two years after surviving a late comeback from tong in the semifinals and all climbed on saturday with just seven minutes to play england were leading twenty a no but tonga scored three tries in five minutes to cut england's lead to two points in the end and hung on to seal the win twenty to eighteen and will now face defending champions and ten time winners australia in the finals in brisbane next weekend. and finally american
border danielle nero's has won her second world title at the age of just sixteen a kiteboarding world championships took place in mott scott in oman the men's event was won by france's new partly. led the women's field throughout the tournament finishing twenty seven points ahead of her nearest rival. i guess is pretty crazy to think about just because i never imagined i would have two world titles by the time about sixteen so yeah i'm just really excited really and. it just makes me excited for the future and just to keep pushing this for and see what new limits we can reach. and that's all your sport for now it's now back to see when london. thank you for our now but sickos government has created the largest marine park in north america the giant lies in the pacific ocean southeast of the baja
california peninsula it's home to a giant rays whales and turtles with their protection of about one hundred forty eight thousand square kilometers all fishing activity will be bound in the area will be patrolled by the navy hotels will be prohibited on the island within the reserve. and that's it for me for this news hour but lawrence taylor will be back with more in a moment of the day's. news
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of years ago i also lost my but there are more than one hundred fifty volunteers working for several working buses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards in syria thousands have disappeared without a trace. forcibly taken from their family right near the most terrible thing in syria just to be. this has been the invisible weapon of the syrian dictatorship or the other sometimes a call to duty by their two guys to continue to be highly active and go to. the disappeared of syria but this time on al-jazeera. hundreds are injured near pakistan's capital as police crackdown on protesters bilking inmate.