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filmmakers write to me so they've been intimidated from the arrested and people are on the streets and protest has reached our doorstep sort of in which as a whip i'd like to attempt to contribute something and it's. in syria citizens are collecting evidence. of crimes committed against civilians moved out of syria and about six hundred thousand pages of material so that one day they can bring the assad regime to justice it puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human face syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al-jazeera. francis finally uses the word we're a hinge asking them for forgiveness for what they've gone through and for the
world's indifference. hello again i'm come all santamaria here in doha with the world news from al-jazeera the united nations sends an s.o.s. to the world as global conflicts but at least one hundred thirty five million people in need of aid. a mountain of trash lebanon struggle with rubbish disposal becomes a human rights issue all of that plus. the system will be three three times more powerful than any system in the on earth. could be the beginning of a new era in renewable energy the world's largest lithium ion battery is unveiled. so he did it pope francis finally used the word for the first time during his asia trip he did that in bangladesh while he met refugees from me among the pontiff
asked them for forgiveness for all they've endured and for the indifference of the world as he called it he had avoided using the word ranger while in neighboring me and remember more than six hundred twenty thousand ranger have fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in may and most were constipated. you know they will continue to recognize their rights we won't close our hearts to them we won't look in another direction the presence of god today is also cold every one of us needs to respond in the right way more from child stratford now he is near the camp and bangladesh where many have. it's a word that the international community use the united nations use a bangladesh uses to describe the refugees that have fled across this border in the last couple of months more than six hundred twenty five thousand of them the word is really injured and the pope finally used it in talking to a group of ranger refugees that traveled specifically to meet him from this area
close to the myanmar border they met him in dakar it was following that meeting that he said the presence of god god today is also called. this trip to myanmar and bangladesh has been diplomatically very difficult for the pope he has until now avoided using that word. there were fears of a potential backlash against christians in me and mar if he used it but for all intents and purposes it seems as if once being faced with these refugees refugees with very terrifying stories one woman who met him spoke to reuters before that meeting and said that she was going to describe to him how she and other women were taken away by the myanmar military and raped she said she was going to speak to the pope and demand action from him it finally seems as if he had very little choice but to mention the name of their ethnic group and this is hugely significant
ensuring international publisher t two a crisis in this country that can only be described as one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world today and unfortunately ranger crisis is just one of these sorts of events that is pushing more and more people to the brink all over the world than ever before the numbers are staggering and it's prompted the u.s. to launch a record and your humanitarian appeal of over twenty two billion dollars and this is why according to the united nations more than one hundred thirty five million people across the way. world are in need of aid no surprise it's yemen at the top of the list it is the world's worst humanitarian crisis twenty two point two million people are in need there is a severe food shortage there is an unprecedented cholera crisis as well which has put so many millions of yemenis at risk this is interesting nigeria is in second place with fourteen and a half million people particularly women needing assistance and protection because
of fighting between the military and armed groups and over thirteen million men women and children in the democratic republic of congo need humanitarian help as well fighting there has actually led to more internal displacement there and they see then in any country in africa and of course you've got the thirteen point one million syrians still caught in the civil war now into its seventh year and all in urgent need of help as well james bass has been at the u.n. news conference in geneva for these numbers and he sent us this update topping the list of global emergencies as the u.n. comes up with its humanitarian appeal for twenty eighteen is the situation in yemen the on going conflict the cholera epidemic and of course the problems made worse by the saudi blockade which is stopping the food and medicine reaching those who are in need this was the comment from the u.n.
chief humanitarian officer mark local the largest humanitarian crisis that we're concerned about in the world at the moment is the crisis in yemen and. yemen has a population twenty five million people twenty million. need assistance and. something like seven or eight million of them are right now right on the brink of famine and as you know we've been calling for. a full i'm winding of the blockade which is in preventing. humanitarian assistance and commercial food and fuel get into yemen yemen is just one of a series of humanitarian emergencies around the world this is a time of unprecedented need these are record figures the u.n. saying that one hundred thirty five point seven million people are in need they've come up with a plan not with for all of those people but for some ninety one million people it's
going to cost twenty two point five billion dollars it's worth telling you that they appeal for this year twenty seventeen they put out their appeal and they asked the countries for money they've got some money but only fifty two percent of that money so it's pretty certain that the u.n. with this massive appeal this many people in need is not going to be able to help all of them we spoke to steven anderson earlier he's the director the world food program in yemen and you tell us it's actually not just third yemenis neighbor fuel which is in short supply. we were able to get our first cargo ship that we had chartered as work crew program with twenty five thousand metric tons of wheat that came in a few days ago and that's the fish and to feed one point eight million people for one month. but we are trying to see seven million people every month so we need much more assistance to be getting and more over where equally
concerned in yemen about the commercial. imports yemen is importing generally over ninety percent of its food and about seventy percent of that comes through the red sea ports of put data and so the the whole and we've seen a couple of ships arriving with commercial food. right now in addition to the world food program ship we have four others one in thirty three others including the. and that's are very important but actually what we're really concerned most concerned about now is the fuel situation no ships have yet been granted clearance to come in with fuel and the fuel is critical for getting the really the food to where it needs to go not only from before the humanitarian agencies but
also for the people who depend on the markets also for water supply for. to run generators at hospitals etc. syria of course also experiencing a humanitarian crisis the political talks which are happening in geneva trying to end the war seem to have had another deadlock the government delegation is threatening to walk out their concern is about the establishment of preconditions for the talks when they understood that everything was to be on the table. that we would never go into any direct talks as ascribed by the special envoy as long as there were that second communique is still valid we see the language jews in there you got to communique as preconditions the special envoy himself said no preconditions but the language out there you had to communicate for us and for so many observers and that the list is going back not going forward. let's move to some other news gunman of stormed a college in pakistan and killed at least nine people this is in the northwestern
city of push all four attackers were killed after two hours of fighting with the army and the police a taliban faction in pakistan says it was behind the attack. with more. and. by that. it did not yet clear. all of the. remains by the number of people are dead and many more. than you do me a high level. of defense where you're doing it. about a group operating from across the border and.
symbolically as new president amasa has appointed senior military leaders to some of the top posts in his new cabinet but also some veteran ministers major general is the new foreign minister he was a key player in the removal of the former president robert mugabe the head of the air force and marshal parents cheery has been picked to be the lead minister but you've also got the former finance minister patrick chinamasa who's been reappointed to the post he held the job under the garveys administration which was one of the criticized for mismanaging the economy is in with more. reaction. at a university capping university graduates and some people say very disappointed with his. victories in india. i mean he seems like. and general if you remember he's a man who. was under house arrest
and eventually saw him resign. and also a lot of people in cabinet part of the old god in government since in nineteen eighty and some of them. for thirty seven years and they were contributing to some of the policies they were not really good for this country another reality that the present have to face now is creating. that three hundred thousand students graduate from universities or colleges but there is no work and employment rate here is more than might. the reality is a lot of them will not find work immediately if at all she's under a lot of pressure to deliver people waiting to see what this campaign is going to do some of cautiously optimistic they hope. is a businessman they hope that he's a symbol people around him who know what they're doing who are concerned about the
economy who worked. and i was just a wait and see what the new cabinet that's been assembled with people like it. if it's going to anything come on the ground to improve the economy and create jobs in the news ahead. it's ridiculous to use a nuclear weapon but just to show that you have them this is a. matter of national pride why there was little appetite and france to give up. kenya's president to. fight his government. left a trail of death and destruction and haven't. hello
and welcome back as we look at the weather across central and southern parts of china and taiwan it's looking fine from shanghai down to hong kong plenty of sunshine and into northern parts of vietnam fine for hanoi but you notice more central areas still getting a lot of showers coming in so it remains pretty wet across this area heading on into sunday not a great deal of change here on a great deal of change in hanoi looking good across indochina generate a lot of fine weather for laos and me and my young go on highs of thirty two degrees across into south asia now here we've still got some really heavy monsoon rain which is really what you expect at this time of the year across southern areas for tamil nadu carola chennai there look at ninety six millimeters and then also down into sri lanka it is still very wet now this is our tropical cyclone which is edging away and it is going to curl further in towards the coast towards the north which is quite unusual for this time of year but more by los we draw some clouds around for the north new delhi it should be pleasant though twenty four degrees and
that continues heading on through into sunday so let's head across into the arabian peninsula here a little bit cooler for a about just twenty two degrees as a high but here in doha lovely weather conditions quite breezy highs of twenty seven. you are making a great point even monks when they're on line the u.s. response to drug. the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on say you know evil person just wakes up in 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 about people saying we don't actually know what's going on join the police. at this time on al-jazeera.
you're watching out as they are these are our top stories this hour pope francis is finally used the word re-injure for the first time on his visit to asia a mess refugees from me and my one and banks rational asked them for forgiveness for all they've endured for him to hear voided using the word ranger when he was in neighboring me and. the united nations has launched a humanitarian appeal for a record twenty two billion dollars more than one hundred thirty five million people around the world now need help from the international community just to survive they need that. aid because of conflicts caused and natural disasters. new president has announced his team his cabinet which includes politicians loyal to the ruling party and also members of the military who helped oust the formulator
robert mugabe. the political impasse over negotiations to form a new governing coalition in germany could be close to ending angela merkel's c.d.u. party says it wants talks with the social democrats to renew their alliance and form a stable government germany's president held talks with the chancellor and the leader of the social democrats late on thursday after initially saying they wouldn't enter a coalition government again the social democrats now say they haven't ruled out any options here as. with more. well it appears that angle america government seem to be much closer to being able to form a coalition government with the day she met with the president and the head of the s.p.d. martin overnight they were very tight lipped about those talks when they emerged but today after a german newspaper wrongly reported that the s.p.d. was ready to enter coalition talk came out with very strong language denying those reports on the other hand. you seem to be extending
a hand to his party saying they are very much ready to start coalition talks so that we can prevent germany going to another election all of this of course is happening against the backdrop of the far right party the heir the which is holding its party conference this weekend if a grand coalition is formed between merkel and they would end up having the numbers to be the largest opposition group in parliament and that something that many here would pull german politics to the right now kenya already has a prison's now it's set to have what run the remainder is calling a people's president he says he'll be sworn in on independence day in eleven days time remember he's the opposition leader but with his millions of supporters there refusing to recognize the inauguration of president. his ceremony on tuesday was marred by protests and the shooting of a schoolboy catherine sawyer reports from nairobi. there was a cheerful child who went to a neighbor's house to watch t.v.
and play with his friends now his family they say the seven year old was shot as he played on the balcony during confrontations between police and two rival political groups. they live in this densely populated area with little else than balconies for children to play. i mean so much pain my son was very i knew you would help me in future. i'm hurt. i the shootings in nairobi and tuesday happened as president. was being sworn in for his second and final time in office opposition supporters say they were being dispersed by police using guns and tear gas the lunchtime police were chasing porters just down the street fourteen dying his friends were right here watching the bullet that killed him also he's a pregnant woman she's out of danger but still in hospital the leader of the
opposition. has declared he'll be sworn in as president on december the twelfth which is independence day and he'll push for reforms including electoral justice by using the so-called people's assembly the forum established by the opposition has already been endorsed by some local government he does i don't think in terms of taking the oath of office as prescribed by the constitution. i think he means the people. there would like the. legitimate president. some people say are still has the capacity to make the government's job difficult to see will disobedience and economic boycotts are the say the president's inauguration has weakened his position he does this on account of the fact on the fog or the north or the suspicion that kenyans will rally behind him as they.
will not be his followers. will be very few and fewer every elisabet just wants justice for her son she joins dozens of families be relieved by election violence since august she and her neighbors hope the rival leaders will quickly find a solution to prevent more killing and chaos catherine saw al jazeera arabic kenya . now of course in malaysia has heard the murdered half brother of north korea's leader was actually carrying an antidote to the toxin used to poison kim jong il and died after a nerve agent was smeared on his face at kuala lumpur airport in february two women have been charged with murder but their trial has heard how kim had a dozen vials of the antidote in his bag and it's unclear why he didn't use it
lebanon is struggling with another rubbish problem two years after the last one under control but this time it's the way the waste is being disposed that has public health activists worried so you heard the reports now from beirut. lebanon to have this is being collected but it's what happens next which is causing concern activists are warning of a new garbage crisis in the making and serious health risks. two years ago the streets of the capital beirut and surrounding areas were clogged with uncollected trash and the stench filled the air the mainland still was full and there was nowhere else to go it took months before government leaders found a temporary solution since then the mountain a place produced every day in the lebanese capital is taken to two new coastal landfills but they are quickly becoming close to overflowing. leaders are considering enlarging landfills and importing incinerators but environmentalists accuse them of not wanting to solve the problem. solves the problem in six
months and the e.u. is ready to offer the twenty five million dollars needed the problem is environmentalist's looking for sustainable solutions for the politicians. so they can reclaim land for development. the situation is worse outside the capital where there are no waste management. this is one of hundreds of. and they are being burned environmentalists. never had a comprehensive waste management strategy. human rights watch is sounding the alarm with a report called as if you are in. the open burning waste is dangerous say activists lebanese who live near the dumps complained about health problems. when they burned the trash. and i can't use this inhaler because i can't take a breath. my kids are growing up here and you know there is no way of protecting them what will happen to them ten to twenty years from now they will get diseases.
activists are blaming the government for failing in its obligations staff at the environment ministry weren't available for comment it was actually very simple solutions to this problem. but at the moment. the garbage crisis did spark several weeks of protests demonstrators accusing politicians of corruption not much has changed since then except that morning's about the public house emergency are growing louder. we have a major development coming out of washington d.c. . but this is to do with robert mueller. of course the special counsel investigating alleged russian interference in the u.s. election what we have now is a court filing from robert miller he has said that donald trump's former national
security advisor michael flynn has been charged with willfully and knowingly making false fictitious and fraudulent statements to the f.b.i. regarding conversations with russia's ambassador services willingly and knowingly making false statements to the f.b.i. i'm reading here that there will be a plea hearing for michael flynn at fifteen thirty g.m.t. so that's a little over an hour from now but this is a major move they've been waiting for something to come from robert mueller the special counsel as a child would. find out about any russian involvement in the u.s. election and this is a major move that man there the national security adviser michael flynn has been charged with lying to the f.b.i. more on this as soon as we get it.
the nobel peace prize due to be awarded on december the tenth and picking up the award is the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can the group dedicated to creating a world without nuclear weapons so we are now looking at the nuclear state is of various countries in the world leading up to this award in all slow we're going to continue our series in france now the world's third largest holder of nuclear weapons. when france carried out its first nuclear test in algeria fifty seven years ago it joined an elite club before nations until one thousand nine hundred six france carried out more than two hundred nuclear tests most of them in the south pacific that elite club is now stretched to nine countries france is third in the list with three hundred nuclear warheads fewer than the us in russia. but more than china and the united kingdom well the french tend to think that as long as from russia is a potential military threat to europe and as long as there are a number of threatening nuclear powers in the world is safer to keep nuclear
weapons than to get rid of them especially since are we already have a well functioning arsenal its nuclear deterrent known as force to flap or strike force consists mainly of its triumphant submarines for carry nuclear warheads one is it see all the time at a cost of more than eight billion dollars they are the most expensive submarines ever built since one thousand nine hundred one france is almost hard it's nuclear stockpile but unlike many other countries there is little nuclear debate here all political parties except for the greens and most of the general public seem to be in agreement that nuclear weapons are a necessity france's nuclear weapons stockpile pales into insignificance compared to that of the united states and russia and it cost the french taxpayer four to five billion dollars a year to maintain but this is not just a case of money for the french it's also about prestige many feel
a collective pride that nuclear weapons ensure france does not have to rely on the u.s. or nato for its defense to be. with big muscles you have big mouth. i am the. country but not for you isn't it ridiculous to use a nuclear weapon but just to show that you have them and this is a psychology. but pride costs france will soon need to modernize its nuclear arsenal and that will push annual cost up to between nine and ten billion dollars a year within the next decade and that is beginning to spark a debate ultimately it may be the cost that will prove the ultimate deterrent to france's deep and abiding relationship with nuclear weapons tony berkeley al-jazeera paris. anyone who uses a laptop or a smartphone should know the importance of a lithium ion battery so when the us electric comic a tesla decides to make one strong enough to power entire city the world takes
notice this could be the beginning of a new era in renewable energy that's had a hoax to reports this seemingly innocuous rural area and south australia has suddenly become home to one of the biggest sources of renewable energy in the wild built in sixty days the u.s. technology company tesla has built the largest lithium ion battery which is plugged into the power grid in the state of south australia the state's premie unveiled the john batu which is powered by a nearby wind farm this is an example of south australia leading the world the world's largest lithium ion battery it's right here in jamestown in south australia and it's already supplying power to the national electricity market australia is a major exporter of calls and is considered one of the world's worst greenhouse gas polluters the state of south australia is demolishing is coal fired power stations and switching to renewable energy that's imperative after a freak storm last year caused
a statewide blackout highlighting the reliable supply of electricity the billionaire business tycoon mosque offered to build the battery most salient point here is that the system will be three three times more powerful than any system on earth. this is a this is not like a sort of short like a minor foray into a frontier it's like you know going three times with anyone's gone before must also promise that if it wasn't completed on time it would be free lucky for him the forty million dollars project was switched on ahead of schedule it's a exciting development so the story just kind of been the holy grail for the whole power business for two hundred years now because if we want to move towards variable renewables wind and solar produce their own trysting when they want not necessarily when we want and so some way of storing the excess that they're producing which can then be used when they're not generating has been something we've looked for for many years people nearby jamestown gave their verdict lifted
our spirits because everybody is happy about it and we have a christian but the result in result i want it because it's never been called into action we really don't know what's coming and. so that when it if it does do the job well and good if it doesn't it's just another one was political. tesla's chief executive wasn't at the unveiling but the state's new power backup surprise i'm sure to please climate change and pollution activists and possibly pave the way for other projects worldwide. the breaking news this hour here on al-jazeera is that donald trump's former national security advisor michael flynn has been charged by the u.s. special counsel robert mueller has been charged with making quote false fictitious and fraudulent statements to the f.b.i.
regarding conversations with russia's ambassador knowingly and willingly making false fictitious and fortune statements we've also been told that in an hour from now at fifteen thirty g.m.t. there will be a plea made at court in washington d.c. and of course the news good team will bring you the latest on that with our correspondent kimberly halkett at the white house michael flynn former national security advisor charged by the u.s. special counsel few other headlines for you pope francis has finally used the word re-injure for the first time on his visit to asia he met refugees from me and while in bangladesh and asked them for forgiveness for all they have endured he avoided using the word whilst in neighboring me and. will continue to recognize their rights we won't close our hearts to them we won't look in another direction the presence of god today is also called revenge or every one of us needs to respond in the right way and the united nations has launched
a humanitarian appeal for a record twenty two billion dollars because more than one hundred thirty five million people around the world now need help from the international community to survive the need for aid has been caused by global conflicts and natural disasters the latest on that news out of washington in half an hour on the news grid right now though the strain on al jazeera. setting the stage for a serious debate up front a fierce time on al-jazeera. and for me ok you're in the stream live on al-jazeera i don't need you change today you update three stories we've been keeping a close eye on i really could be a lot of the story our community has been buzzing about that my boy has.