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in the next hour the u.n. security council is due to begin an emergency session to discuss north korea's latest missile test us president donald trump has threatened to impose major new sanctions on pyongyang which says its missiles can now reach the u.s. mainland a new fifteen intercontinental ballistic missile flew to an altitude of up to four and a half thousand kilometers and traveled nine hundred sixty kilometers spending nearly an hour in the air at that height the missile traveled more than ten times higher than the international space station which orbits four hundred eight kilometers above earth. several weapons experts say the missiles lofted trajectory suggests an actual range of thirteen thousand kilometers which is enough to reach washington d.c. and any other part of the continental united states that also means europe which is seven thousand six hundred fifty nine kilometers away from north korea is reachable
by missile kathy novak reports from south korea's capital seoul. it's being celebrated as a priceless victory in north korea state media says the country has completed its rocket system development with the successful test launch of a new long range missile and you're going to get the i.c.b.m. what song fifteen weapon system is it into continental ballistic rocket took to the super large heavy warhead which is capable of striking the whole mainland of the u.s. it's the third i.c.b.m. test this year north korea says this one is more advanced than the hawse on fourteen's in july traveling for around fifteen minutes to an altitude of about four and a half thousand kilometers before landing in waters off japan the intended target according to pyongyang's media from the u.s. president who has threatened fire in fury in the past this response or we can you know we will take care of it we have general menace in the room with us and we've
had a long discussion about it. it is a situation that we will handle it went higher frankly than any previous top a pagan for research and development effort on their part to continue building ballistic missile that could threaten. everywhere in the world basically south korea says it detected the test in advance of the launch at around three a.m. local time and immediately responded with joint army navy and air force drills launching three missiles that simultaneously hit a simulated target the intended message to north korea the south could take out the launch site if necessary president trump spoke with the leaders of south korea and japan. japan will resolutely enhance its pressure on north korea to the maximum level we will continue to protect the lives and livelihood of the people of japan on to the strong japan u.s. alliance president monday and told trump that north korea's technology has
apparently improved agreeing to. tin you the sanctions campaign that angers kim jong un's government but so far has failed to stop its missile and nuclear tests. yourself korea and the united states along with the international community have no other choice but to continue applying strong pressure and sanctions the south korean government says those sanctions are designed to force north korea to negotiations there has been no communication between the two countries since last year the u.s. and its allies have often said that denuclearization is a precondition for talks but it seems increasingly likely that if north korea comes to the table it will insist on doing so as a nuclear state kathy novak al jazeera soul mike hanna joins me from the united nations headquarters in new york and my what can we expect from the u.n. later on. well coincidentally today there had been
a show jule discussion about north korea there says the ninety day report back from the security council sanctions committee to tell the security council about the advance in the imposition of existing sanctions however the u.s. japan and south korea called for the same urgency session which is now being tacked on to the previously shared jeweled meeting the upshot of all of this though is that previous deliberations were going to be behind closed doors because of the demand for the emergency consultations this will now be an open session now we've heard from some of the embassadors going in the ambassador from italy who is assume the chair of the sanctions committee making very clear that the issue of sanctions will be under discussion he will be reporting back on the figure see of the sanctions to date we also heard from the french ambassador to the united nations france who are delayed at who made very clear one very chilling point as he put it
and that is that the latest missile launch means that the threat posed by north korea has shifted from the regional to the global this is a very serious situation indeed he also made reference to the fact that certainly existing sanctions must be reinforced but also thought must now be given to further sanctions being placed on north korea in an attempt to cripple that country's economy mike hanna timing thank you very much indeed we're joined now by jim walsh he's a senior research associate at the massachusetts institute of technology's security studies program he's one of a handful of americans who's traveled to both iran and north korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues thanks very much indeed for joining us so is your impression of this the range of this latest missile that this really is a game changer. well yes i mean it i think it demonstrates they don't have the latter not all the last boxes have been checked
they still have to miniaturize a warhead build a reentry vehicle things like that but in the main what it means is they can build an intercontinental ballistic missile and that is quite an achievement and they did it faster than people anticipated is it a game changer yes it's now the u.s. homeland is in play but if you asked me you know there are thirty thousand american troops in south korea eighty thousand in japan they've been living under this threat for a long time as have u.s. treaty allies japan and south korea so yes it's new but actually the threat has been pretty stark there in the region for quite a while so what usually u.n. security council will actually do about it this time well this is something that i think i can predict with confidence because this is not the first test we've had it's not even the first i.c.b.m. test we've been having all these does dozens and dozens and dozens of deaths and so there is a set piece play there will be a resolution of condemnation that everyone will support and then the great powers
will go into the goshi ations about another round of sanctions what commodity to extend it to or what other sorts of constraint can they put a new form of pressure and then they'll debate that and then all vengefully pass and you know in the meantime we will probably have you know another five or six launches and during all this launch sanction launch sanction the parties are not going to be enthusiastic about talking to each other so what you think is the would be the thing that would change things and might mean that they could actually sit down and talk to each other because one is for suggesting today that actually part of the reason i keep going further inside of these tests is that they are in a position of fans because of some of the things that happen you know with a perceived threats to then. sure you know it's really hard to know what's in the mind of the north korean leadership you know the fact that they would want nuclear weapons for defense is not completely crazy it's not what i would recommend but you can see how someone might make an argument that if you believe that you were
surrounded by hostile powers but you know they might have other motivations as well i'd say there's a big clump of analysts who say look you can't talk to them because they want to test till they have the capability and then once they get that capability then they're going to be willing to sit down at the negotiating table but basically there's nothing we can do and told then that could be true but you know when she's watching sure they were shouting now then is that and then i would leave reach that point that they could sit down to think well unfortunately the point just ended that ended yesterday because we had two months of no test to glorious months of no tests and something if something was going to happen that would have been the time but once you start having tests and sanctions and dozen sanctions and then the u.s. and south korea have large scale military exercises the north koreans don't want to talk to us during that period so they're only brief chances you have to try to advance in gauge meant and not simply pressure and you want to be able to talk to
north korea because you don't want them to make a mistake that will get us all killed so. you have to seize those opportunities when they're there even though mostly it looks like they were going to test till they get what they want and then go to the table but i say you know keep talking to him that's the best way to prevent an accidental war came last thank you very much thank you thank you laura. former egyptian prime minister ahmed shafik has told our jazeera the united arab emirates have blocked him from leaving the country it comes after he announced his intention to run in next year's presidential elections in egypt you eight denies the allegation shafique ran in egypt's first presidential poll after the twenty eleven uprising against former leader hosni mubarak in narrative last morsi of the muslim brotherhood and then fled overseas. my fellow egyptian citizens i have announced my intention to run in the presidential election
and i was planning to start a tour amongst egyptian communities abroad before going back to egypt in the next few days however i was surprised to find out i'm prevented from leaving the u.a.e. for reasons i don't understand and i'm not willing to understand i've often stated my appreciation for the u.a.e. for hosting me however i reject any intervention in egypt the furrows by preventing me from participating in a constitutional right or before entering politics ahmed shafik had a long military career as a fighter pilot then rose to become commander of the air force between one thousand nine hundred six and two thousand and two after retiring from the air force he entered government as minister for civil aviation and was briefly prime minister under hosni mubarak in twenty eleven it came close to winning the presidency in twenty twelve losing to morsi in the second round runoff vote by just fifty one point seven to forty eight point three percent he disputed the result before going
into exile while this set we're joined by skype by earlier from me she's an associate professor of political science at long island university thanks for being with us so the you're a denier is that he's being prevented from traveling or what do you make of this story. well it's interesting you know if there's an if you answered it's morning and very shortly after there and he says that he's being between a more now out we or this tore of grass and leaves all over the world for his and his and so it's it means. is. that by the regime itself for example the signs of meaning feel like i'm so i come in second place and winning the doing very well in the past election he still enjoys a level of popularity amongst the egyptian people and so he could be perceived out if he does do an international for garnering more support that was the land of self
he just a different population saying that maybe there are alternatives now the second instance that because he has this great military career as a leader of the army the air force it might be that he's running thinking that there is support with sunni areas and if that is true that there would be support then he serves a ret to the current regime under president the fact that of sisi because he garners with popular support and a perception that might have some military support how easy is it to tell though with in egypt whether someone like this would actually have popular support i mean would people be prepared to admit that they would support him. well it's clear that things work because that's the nature of egypt today but if there would be an election and it's not it's not even for certain i think when we know that president sisi will win the presidency see today because of the security situation because of the recent terrorist attacks needs to present himself as the commander of security
and of the nation and if there is this stirring for the coming election where there could be a possible challenge among society especially because of the economic conditions especially because of the the political conditions and the social conditions and just today there are supposed to be union elections within the universities if this can be a moment where it's just too much too soon and president sisi in the regime in collusion with the u.a.e. wants to avert any any real competition and what do you make of the development that the u.a.e. has denied that he's actually being prevented from from traveling from from that how does this out of how do you see it playing out next well we only have his version of the story there is no official statement that he's not allowed however it is not the first thing that the u.a.e. has played inside of the internal politics of egypt it happened in two thousand and twelve and during the two thousand and thirteen here and so a bigger question that's not being asked is why is it that the current
administration in egypt is allowing cortland pinching on its sovereignty is by a foreign act or even we but u.a.e. if it is indeed holding it gyptian citizens that did have such a high ranking government position in the past thank you very much indeed for joining us to tell you how many thank you. of egypt president arafat's r.c.c. is giving the army and police forces three months to restore security in the sinai peninsula saying they're allowed to use brute force against fighters as he sees deadline comes five days after the killing of at least three hundred five people at a mosque during friday prayers it was the deadliest attack in egypt's modern history the military has already started bombing targets ousted yemeni president ali abdullah saleh says he's prepared to push the cooties to stop firing rockets at saudi arabia but only if the saudi led coalition ends its blockade and asked trikes on yemen in a speech in sana'a so said this could be the first step towards peace negotiations
over one out oh well i want the first step is a road map stop the war stop the airstrikes and put an end to the blockade. and return we say to the decision makers stop launching rockets riyadh this is an initiative and off to this we can meet in geneva kuwait or a mode we are ready for that coming up on the news hour from london we report from the greek island of less force where thousands of refugees are facing a harsh winter. human rights watch releases a damning report on venezuela detailing the brutal treatment of anti-government protesters. and asia's top footballers are crowned we'll hear from them in sport or turn. on the bosnian croat a military leader has died after drinking poison in a u.n.
war crimes court slobodan perle yak drank the substance just seconds after he was told he'd lost his appeal and smith reports. with his twenty year sentence for war crimes of hell an appeal probably active was not about to go quietly it received it through the shouting i am not a war criminal a former croatian general took a drink from a soul bottles. for a short time the presiding judge continued to deliver verdicts on the other defendants then probably heard again through a translator i have taken poison the seventy two year old's lawyer repeats a client's claim that. klein says he drank a poison this morning she says research spent at least the curtains probably ak was taken to a hospital in the hague where he later died in two thousand and four slept on probably at flew from zagreb to the netherlands and surrendered himself to the
hague tribunal with his co-defendants he was charged with trying to create what was described as an ethnically pure greater croatia. probably ak was found guilty with others of helping a stoppage concentration camps for bosnian muslims and specifically he was charged with ordering the destruction of the city of must ask ottoman aerobraking. on wednesday and ma star some of the survivors of those concentration camps watched the sentencing and probably acts suicide. all of us who had been in camps we expected at least the confirmation that this was a joint criminal enterprise and not only the verdict against prayag but also all the men who took part while on the other side of divided must ah some of projects former soldiers understood why he'd taken his own life. but as a vision i'm thinking i would do the same it would be hard to serve time in prison while some are mocking you. these were the final verdict to be handed down by the
international criminal court for the former yugoslavia the six defendants had their appeals rejected they'd been sentenced to a collective one hundred and eleven years in jail the court was set up in one thousand nine hundred three at the height of the balkans war to prosecute europe's worst atrocities since world war two bernard smith al-jazeera leaders attending a joint european union african union summit in our bric host of pressure to do more to help thousands of migrants stranded in terrible conditions in libya but german chancellor angela merkel says the e.u. needs to work more closely with africa to address illegal migration or ivory coast leaders says urgent measures are needed to end migrant slave trading but at a butler has more from a summit in absentia. migration has really dominated the first day of this summit in abidjan i think the sense of urgency was really underlined by the fact that all of the leaders where they spoke in the opening statements each of the mentioned
migration and the time was really said earlier on by the president of the ivory coast where this summit is being held because he talked about libya and the trading of refugees various slaves and he really said that this is totally unacceptable and everyone here has a collective responsibility to do something about it just a bit earlier i spoke to the french presenter man or michael and what he told me was that leaders here wanted to try a north an initiative a strategy to try and tackle the situation in libya and help evacuate some of those refugees that are trapped but it is interesting also that earlier we heard from the u.n. secretary general and what he said is what he said the solutions are needed to really far more long term and he's talking about things like more legal pathways to europe for migrants and also just developing countries in africa the need extra funding in order to stop people leaving in the first place. and island in greece which is
struggling to look after its rising number of refugees is being described as the grant animo bay of europe thousands stuck on the island of lesbos living in squalid conditions and face a harsh winter and i don't know how reports the greek government is complaining of a lack of help from the e.u. . the evening of cold. most of the roughly ten thousand refugees and migrants stuck on the island live in the bleak confines of moriah camp no matter what there are no. no food no food food no good. moria is stretched way beyond capacity it's occupants come from a dozen countries it's a prison it's not like a prison to prison because you don't go nowhere was normal i don't know what. that was i think you don't let it go if you don't you know what. inside this
heavily fortified former army base families live rough. children breathe in daily lungfuls of wood smoke and bed down with no more than a sheet of tarpaulin to protect them from the hard. knocks a tent for children cannot break in here my son see in hospital i cannot mistaking in that tent this is not safe why don't some variables die. some to voters in what is called die. they are free to come and go but cannot leave the island a deal struck between the e.u. and turkey last year to halt the flow of refugees to europe has left the greek government with the heavy burden of looking after those caught in the middle this is an extraordinary situation for people to find themselves in it is as if they
have just literally escaped war or some awful disaster but this is a permanent camp many of them have been here for months and months in the care of an european government it feels more like a government that couldn't care less only the meanest thing only the meanest gov exist of course is a government case achievement case it's that the make a case that the government. stop rossmiller younis works with volunteers and the island's municipality running a very different kind of camp it's also stretched beyond capacity but here people smile children sing songs and go to school it's everything the greek government's response to this crisis is not. in the hills above morea three young men from book you know fast look down on what the island's mayor has called europe's guantanamo bay if this is safety and freedom they must be
starting to wonder why they came don't know how al-jazeera lesbos greece. in the final part of our series from those boss jonah investigates the living conditions in the camps the summit so appalling they're resorting to self harm in the hope of getting out that's all thursday here now jazeera. human rights watch says venezuelan government forces systematically abused opponents of president nicolas maduro during a political crackdown earlier this year the group says many of the more than five thousand people detained were beaten sexually assaulted or given electrical shocks what strip described as a level of repression unseen in venezuela in recent memory tamara touristic is a senior researcher for human rights watch focusing on the americas she joins us live from washington d.c. thanks for being with us one of the main findings of your report. thank you for the invitation the report documents how the venezuelan government has used white spread
talladega against anti-government protesters and opponents we've documented thousands of arbitrary detentions including many people who were then prosecuted by military courts we're talking about more than seven hundred fifty civilians who were prosecuted by military courts which violates international law and many of these detainees were subject to brutal beatings and torture techniques as you were mentioning including electric shocks asphyxiation all of this to punish them or to force them to confess that they had links to the political opposition or to incriminate others including political opposition leaders in the alleged violence during the protests and is there any kind of oversight of detention conditions of is there is there anyone who's trying to kind of stop this going on well there has been a very slow and i would say shamefully silent reaction from the international
community for a long time but that fortunately has changed this year there are a lot of people looking at what's happening in minnesota including the brutality in detention centers what's new about this report is that we are sharing specific stories we've documented eighty eight cases involving more than three hundred victims who suffered these sorts of abuses and the international community is increasing the pressure on minnesota but that's just starting it's just part of the process that needs to be redoubled though in a stolen government needs to feel that these sorts of abuses are not going to be tolerated. in the midst of a humanitarian crisis where people are struggling to find food how much is the condition of people who have been detained you know of concern and people are people sort of worried about it is the is the public concern about this. yes those two issues are closely related the humanitarian crisis is one of the main
reasons why people took to the streets starting in april this year. it's that and the excessive concentration of power and authoritarian characteristics are limited and the daughter regime all of that made people take to the streets and the government's response has been this brutal repression that we've documented in the report they can monitor and prices affect people in detention in the same way that it affects everyone else in the last year in these are official statistics maternal mortality increased by sixty five percent infant mortality increased by thirty percent and cases of malaria increased by seventy six percent and that's affecting everyone a lot of the detainees we spoke to and family members have been have told us that detainees have no access to medicine or medical care as many other venice whelan's but including some who are in who are in very very difficult conditions are not being released to get adequate care outside to monitor so you could thank you very
much indeed for your thoughts thank you thank you. still to come this. process warns against anger and revenge at a mass. that still avoids mentioning the range of. another veteran u.s. news anchor is fired over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. and ejected from the game for the first time in his career will tell you what got into trouble . something of a wintry look to the weather across europe over the next couple of days because sway the cloud for central pass up to was about six days standing right down across that western side if you're up and behind that we've got this whole thing in from
the arctic temperatures in london in paris struggle to get to four or five degrees in the heat of the day on thursday afternoon that basin pieces of snow that will certainly be the case expect some wintry flowers along the east coast of england into that east side of scotland is certainly plenty of wintry flurries there just around the outside stress at the same some wintry weather that will push its way up three part of it into that western side of russia little further research as we go through friday lots of cold air behind two or three cells just for vienna more snow flurries over the alpine regions is still pretty cold there for london in paris but quite as cold as it was but you can see cold enough as the winds coming from or north easterly direction some snow there over the parent east northeast and parts of spain could see some of that wintry weather come down into one of the parts of africa we can expect to see some disturbed weather affecting here as well as the northern parts of morocco could see some very heavy bursts of right with the possibility of some flooding heavy showers a possibility two thousand over parts of algeria and much of.
defying my disability on al-jazeera well just. when the news breaks it was an announcement few were expecting to hear by announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government and the story builds i can't stop thinking about it my life when people need to be heard a mass exodus hundreds of thousands of. ethnic cleansing imeem are for bangladesh
al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and live news on air and online. one of top stories here not just here u.s. president on says new sanctions will be imposed on north korea in response to a test of a new missile it says could hit any target in the united states. former egyptian prime minister ahmed shafik says he is being blocked from leaving the united arab emirates hours after announcing his intention to run presidency has denied the allegations. and former bosnian croat military leader slobodan part of iraq has
committed suicide by drinking poison after losing his appeal at a u.n. war crimes court. yes president donald trump has caused outrage by sharing anti muslim videos posted by a far right british activist group is twitter account retreated three separate videos posted by j. de france and the deputy leader of the britain first movement our white house correspondent kimberly halkett reports. outrage and calls for his impeachment that's what followed after the president of the united states really tweeted three anti muslim videos the i'm verified videos purport to show muslims attacking people and property they were made public online by this woman a muslim very strange because she had a franzen and extreme right wing british activist who's previously been charged with inciting hate speech against muslims white house may not support her views but
it defends retreating her videos the threat is real and that is what the president is talking about that's what the president is focused on is dealing with those real threats and those are real no matter how you look at it normally a close ally the british prime minister through her spokesman condemned donald trump as being wrong on capitol hill this democratic congressman said the videos were nothing more than hate and called on members to take action against the president when hate emanates from the presidency the solution is impeachment trumps positions are not new when speaking about i solo or even al qaida the president has historically insisted on stressing that he believes the groups are made up of radical islamic terrorists on the campaign trail for president trouble also called for a total and complete shutdown of muslims and during the united states and in the
first days of his presidency trump implemented the first in a series of executive orders blocking travelers from some muslim majority countries the policies have been challenged in the courts characterized as nothing more than a ban on muslims the largest islamic civil rights group in the united states has also condemned the president's tweets and accused him of inciting violence against muslims this is in. danger in our safety as americans it's in the enduring the safety of american muslim kids in schools muslim workers even members of the muslim community in the military still no matter how hateful the president's actions may be his position reflects the views of millions of americans. that helped him win the white house kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington british prime minister to resign may is facing a backlash over reports that she's ready to pay what the european union is
demanding to settle the divorce bill between the two there are reports that could total fifty three to sixty five billion u.s. dollars the e.u. has given britain until monday to make an acceptable offer for a financial settlement and in barber has more. will the european union be getting sixty five billion dollars from britain will it be far less will both sides have been stressing a final figure hasn't been agreed but pressure is mounting on the british government ahead of an e.u. summit in mid december we're hoping very much that the offer that the promise is able to to make at that council be one that guarantees sufficient progress i think that that's what they report you around the table the twenty seven plus us really want to achieve the figures reported in the british press suggest a reason mase effectively doubled her previous offer of twenty six billion dollars in future payments on monday she'll be meeting donald tusk president of the european council there next month e.u. leaders decide if enough progress has been made in three areas to move on to trade
talks apart from the money there's the rights of a you citizens in britain and most difficult of all how to avoid imposing a hard border between northern ireland which is part of the u.k. and the republic of ireland. will continue if there's no agreement in fifteen days we keep going time is passing and the clock is ticking there will be less time for the discussion on the transition period and less time on the future relationship for which we have to develop the scope and the framework of the opposition labor party perhaps sensing a realisation amongst the public that breaks it could come with a large price tag is demanding parliament gets a vote on the final amount whatever the details of the divorce will turn out to be nobody knows when britain will get to start talking about a trade deal with brussels if there's no movement by next month's e.u. summit the prospect of a so-called no deal breaks it comes into sharper focus and that's far from that deep and special relationship that the government still hoping for. london.
the process has aged british leaders and men not to tackle prejudice and hatred during his visit to the country's largest city young go on he again avoided using the term ranger to refer to the muslim minority from rakhine state but he preached a message of forgiveness in his first public mass warning against the temptation for revenge it's got hardware reports rang on. the people of myanmar we're finally able to get a good look at pope francis this time more than a quick wave out of a window his popemobile is built so he can be seen unlike his convoy of vehicles that have been travelling through the streets of yangon since monday on the sprawling grass fields of the checkers and grounds in the city center. the part of hell the mass for an estimated one hundred fifty thousand catholic faithful so i know that many in me in my bad the winds of violence will visible and invisible the
temptation is to respond to these injuries with a worldly wisdom like that of the king in the first reading is deeply flawed we think that healing can come from anger and revenge yet the way of revenge is not the way of jesus the preachings of the pope were directed at the decades of ethnic wars and violence here. in his large public mass where the pope again did not specifically mention the right but his statements about acceptance has prompted some to think about the crisis. i don't think we're hinges are as bad as people say they're only a minority in our country like the pope said they should be treated accordingly by human rights i see no difference between us and them. from a religious point if you have sympathy for. but i cannot accept. the pope is due to hold one more smaller mass on thursday morning and then embark on the second leg
of his trip to the region. to bangladesh where he's expected to meet refugees and the small catholic community he's got either al-jazeera. syrian government negotiators a finally arrived in geneva for the latest round of un talks aimed at ending the civil war yesod government had initially refused to confirm it would attend the eighth round of talks began on tuesday between the syrian opposition and u.n. special envoy staffan de mistura the opposition had wanted to discuss the possibility of removing president assad but the government insists it won't tolerate such a discussion of diplomatic editor james bays this update from geneva. the government delegation delayed their visit to geneva angered by comments from the opposition negotiating team again saying that assad must go the government side is now here both sides in this city for talks and both of already met the u.n. special envoy stefan de mistura after meeting the government delegation at their
hotel he had a few brief words for reporters if you will sit in the meeting was it if you will profession. there's already a disagreement about the focus of this round of talks the opposition want to look at a transition and a transitional body to run syria mr de mistura wants to focus on the elections and the new constitution this round of talks is likely to continue until next week. lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has signaled that he may withdraw his resignation next week he said that matters were quote positive and if that continued he would consider rescinding his decision to step down as prime minister of lebanon area announced his resignation while in saudi arabia earlier nov he put it on hold last week at the request of president michel. rival
palestinian factions hamas and fatah have agreed to ask egypt to delay the handover of gaza hamas was due to hand over power in the gaza strip to the palestinian authority by friday after a decade of dominance there as part of a reconciliation deal but they're asking the handover be delayed until december the tenth comes out of both sides accuse each other of not respecting the accord. and there is demanding the release of its journalist what hussein has been in a gyptian prison for more than eleven months is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and i strongly deny has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested on december the twentieth while visiting family. a turkish iranian gold trader who pleaded guilty to helping iran evade u.s. sanctions that began testifying against his codefendant raises arab is the key witness against turkish banking official mehmet how can a tiller prosecutor say the two men laundered iranian oil money in violation of
u.s. economic sanctions against iran and they say the conspiracy involved bribes and kickbacks to high level officials the case has strained relations between the u.s. and turkey a pastor in zimbabwe has been acquitted of trying to overthrow former president robert mugabe evan mowery who's also an activist was accused of leading protests urging a violent removal of the government last year the court ruling came a week after ninety three year old mugabe ruled for thirty seven years was ousted a military intervention. and b c news has fired matt lauer the longest serving voice of the network's highly rated morning news program over allegation of sexual misconduct and the surprise announcement to employees came shortly before it was made on air on wednesday morning john hendren reports rockefeller plaza the growing wave of workplace sexual misconduct allegations has claimed another television show and you can this is a sad morning hear it today and it n.b.c.
news n.b.c. news is fired popular morning presenter matt lauer and his co-host savannah guthrie an ounce the news of the moment all we can say is that we are heartbroken i'm heartbroken and now in a memo to staff n.b.c. news president andy lack said an employee filed a complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace lax said while it was the first complaint against lauer in his more than twenty years at the network n.b.c. was presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident in the recent sexual harassment and assault allegations have swept over hollywood congress and the airwaves claiming the jobs of lauer fox's bill o'reilly and c.b.s. morning news presenter charlie rose the allegations have cost hollywood producers and t.v. newsmen their jobs but on capitol hill the reckoning has been mild hired by senator al franken apologize for taking this picture with a sleeping reporter but says he will not resign i am embarrassed i feel ashamed.
of what i'm going to do is i'm i'm going to start my job and go back to work congressman john conyers has resisted pressure to resign despite accusations of verbal abuse an unwanted sexual advances by four women he just sat there you say anything they just took office close down to is that naked down to is giving us like you would do in your bedroom u.s. senate candidate roy moore might still win in alabama despite several accusations by women who say he pursued and allegedly assaulted teenage girl. decades ago most visibly the anti rassmann wave his spared president donald trump who was elected after he said this to a t.v. reporter on take it with you or starve it like you do it you can do anything whatever you want grab. as n.b.c.'s best known and best paid presenter lauer outlasted so many co-anchors the critics said the most dangerous
chair at n.b.c. was next to him but even high ratings failed to stem a growing tide against sexual misconduct john hendren al jazeera election officials in honduras have promised to announce the results from sunday's presidential vote no later than thursday the delay has prompted allegations of fraud from the opposition candidate who holds a narrow lead over the sitting president from to mariana sanchez reports. the chant supporters of preceded this say they're convinced he won the election despite the electoral tribunals revealing the total tally. to try piano hasn't published the results that's the problem but we know for sure they'll soon make an announcement and it will favor. supporters of his opponents. also claimed he won and therefore. the electoral tribunal is not independent.
before the tribunal would announce results for presidency the same day of the election and now they haven't done so because the tribunals under the president's rule and they're trying to keep him in power. you are p. and union observers criticised the tribunals handling of the vote count. frequent communication about the results is not only a right for the honduran people but also an important estimate of transparency. it's left men from do once confused and increasingly frustrated. like the surfacing of the old. to build supporters have the dates. on tuesday president that number of both from were both areas are reporting the trend we're not still leads. we're projecting a victory based on our own teles which we have been comparing to the official
results so for us the results are beyond any doubt. this person did that man this is tampering with the results you have to put this. because i am certain that the president will declare himself the winner because this is not a democratic state this is an authoritarian state or yes power over all the institutions. the o.l. international observers say the election was transparent there simply urging the election officials to hurry up and then i was the winner or explain the delay. to us. so i have this news hour why some indonesian farmers are ignoring the government's call to evacuate the area around bali is volcano. and tie is back but come a former world number one find his form on his return from injury. business
with. bonnie's international airport has reopened off the wind blew away ash spewed out by a volcano but the threat isn't over thousands of images in the danger zone of being asked to move to emergency centers and step busting reports when you ignore in the cold. evacuation shelters are surprisingly empty two days after villagers were ordered to leave to slopes of mount of the two hundred people who have found refuge in that i village there are only a few women and children the men have gone back to the village in the danger zone
divil kaino has been spewing rocks and clouds of ash kilometers into this guy. cattle farmer y. and switcher has tried to persuade others in his village to take refuge in the emergency shelter but to no avail. if somebody manages to convince my people to come down i will do everything to help at least i won't be accused of violating the government's instructions i really support the government's efforts but i love my people very much you know. we find the farmers around six kilometers from the top of the volcano of the passing several warning signs they are not overly worried about eruptions and continue to care for their cattle despite orders for immediate evacuation we found them and their families here they feel so they say they only go if any. here are they worried that they will lose everything they have been in evacuation shelters for weeks or even months
. many farmers sold their cows for a low price after the government issued its initial effect to ation order two months ago mt are gone didn't the rup then and villagers were allowed to go back home this time farmers can't afford to lose money again yes it's just piling up it's very difficult to effectuate our cattle especially because there is no food for our cows down there this time of year it's hard to find food anywhere we don't have money to buy it for them. the government has yet to or the forced evacuation of thousands of bali in these remains in the zones that increases the risk of casualties if there is a major eruption such as in one thousand nine hundred sixty three which killed around one thousand five hundred indonesians there no one was given any warning this time around everyone is alert step fasten al-jazeera bali. drew with or sport lauren thank you very much what this man tiger woods is back
almost the greatest golfer of his generation will make his return to the best game on thursday the former world number one has been practicing in bahamas ahead of taking part in his first tournament in ten months he underwent a fourth lot of back surgery in just three years in april and he's had some well documented personal problems off the course as well recently woods was sentenced to twelve months probation for reckless driving he had been having heavily reliant on painkillers details injury but says all that is behind him now as he prepares to make his comeback i mean i was trying to try and go away from the pain and i was trying to bill trying to sleep which i hadn't done a very long time because of things i've been dealing with and saw as my back improved. sleeping again because a i don't have the nerve pain going down my leg i
don't have my late twenty's and all over the place. i don't have these issues anymore so yeah. i'm loving life now. well number three and tiger's playing partner justin thomas described him as the greatest of all time well he's not quite he's won fourteen major titles but that still short of a great his goal for in major terms jack nicklaus who holds eighteen but would still hold the record for the longest stint as world number one six hundred eighty three weeks at the top of the standings although after his injury problems he slumped way down to one thousand one hundred and ninety nine in the world although he's way ahead of any goal for in career earnings the american has made a whopping one hundred nine point eight million dollars on the p.g.a. tour jason sobel is a senior gulf right at e.s.p.n. dot com he's in the bahamas for this tournament and says that this comeback for woods feels different from all the others. we've seen joe on a three four five comeback from tiger woods over the years i've lost track what
frankly but i think this one is a little bit different and it's different in the fact that the other times i saw a focus tiger woods i saw determine tiger woods but i don't see a happy tiger woods and i've always thought tiger woods plays his best golf when he's already smiling he plays when he's relaxed and loose and that's when we get the best tiger and so far this week both in his news conference following him on the golf course for a couple days i see that smile back it looks like he's playing not for the love of success not for the love of competition certainly not for appeasing the sponsors the player is playing for himself he's playing because he loves the game and wants to get back out there that we need to understand that this is a player who although it looks very good on the practice range and in practice round so for this week he swing it well he looks healthy but we have to lower those expectations because quite frankly tiger is lowering the expectations for himself as well and it doesn't matter necessarily if tiger woods plays or doesn't play and how well he plays but it certainly does matter to the economic benefit of the sport
certainly does matter to the industry and it would be a huge benefit to everybody involved if tiger is not just playing but playing very well. well he's been an n.b.a. star for the best part of fifteen years and played one thousand eight hundred two games without incident but le bron james experienced a career first on wednesday he was objected from a game the cleveland cavaliers forward was tossed out for arguing with the ref over not getting a foul call the three time champion was told to leave the floor but the cavs still went on to beat the miami heat one hundred ninety eight to ninety seven. football now and in the english premier league fourth place arsenal scored an incredible three goals in four minutes on their way to a five year win over hundreds field elsewhere league leaders manchester city were held to a one one draw by southampton they were also wins for third place chelsea and liverpool who moved up to fifth in the table. syrian footballer.
has been crowned asian player of the year on tuesday is the first time anyone from syria has won the accolade karen plays for saudi arabian side al her who lost in the asian champions league final last weekend he scored ten time to them this season and also helped is national team reach the world cup playoffs only narrowly missing out on a place at russia twenty eighteen the women's player of the year title is ordered to australia samantha kerr who plays to perth glory in her home country and sky blue in the usa. we play and fight to bring happiness to our people this is my main target we have determination to play football and it becomes stronger and you have people who hunger for happiness and joy i promise to the syrian people that i would do my best to bring happiness and joy during the asian cup final two thousand and nineteen people deserve to be happy. this is the. correct me if i'm wrong out of. that of showing of want to say. i think we're going
in the right direction in australia for women. very proud if i can be you know find the five. the growth of women's football but i think we're moving in the right direction and things like this help. i think at the end of the day like i said before performances and team wins and more important than individual. sport for now but celeron in london thanks and that's it from a darn tired of this news hour i'll be back in a minute with another full run of the day's news thanks so much for watching.
for years japanese have gone into countries lush course for what they call. green or forest bathing thirteen years ago dr lee was one of the first to conduct research on forest bathing he concluded that the essential oils the trees produce to protect themselves from germs and bugs can boost the human immune system what a lot of fine to side or essential oil is found in the forest my research has shown
that forest trying to size reduces stress hormones and relaxes us in the future the time may come when doctors prescribe the forest and the state of medicine. in syria its citizens are collecting evidence. that there was a shot of crimes committed against civilians we've moved out of syria now about six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice that puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human trait syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al-jazeera. threats of new sanctions off to north korea test fired as a missile it says can reach the u.s. .