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office. and i get on adrian finnegan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the united nations sends an s.o.s. to the world asking for billions of dollars to help communities destroyed by conflict. an act of acceptance pope francis calls the hinge of my name for the first time and asks for forgiveness for their suffering. the system will be three three times more powerful than any system in the on earth it could be the beginning of a new era in renewable energy the world's largest lithium battery goes online. us president donald trump's former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia michael flynn admitted that his actions were wrong
but said that a senior member of trump's transition team would ask him to reach out to russia's ambassador to the united states he's now cooperating with the f.b.i. investigation into alleged russian meddling in last year's u.s. election white house correspondent kimberly how could reports. arriving at federal court in washington michael flynn ignored shouted questions by reporters. inside moments later the former national security adviser to president donald trump pled guilty to lying to the f.b.i. court documents show the charges against flynn stem from his lying about efforts to obtain advance knowledge of how foreign governments might vote on a u.n. security council resolution about israel as well as phone conversations flynn had before tribe was even sworn in as president with the former russian ambassador to the united states surrogate kiss li ak. flynn is said to have suggested to kiss
liane sanctions put in place against russia by the obama white house maybe dropped once trump was sworn in and they did not discuss anything having to do with the united states decision to expel diplomats or or impose a censure against russia flints lies to the vice president about that phone call led to his dismissal after just three weeks in office in a statement trumps lawyer said flynt false claims mirror the false statements to white house officials which resulted in his resignation in february of this year nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than mr flynn but his plea in fact may directly tie the oval office to the investigation by special counsel robert muller and whether or not the trump campaign worked with russia this suggests that mr flynt has more information to provide about other
things the white house has lied about other things the president himself may have lied about and whether or not the white house including the president himself colluded with russia according to the former f.b.i. director james comey trump once asked him to drop the case against flynn and despite claims by the president's lawyer flynn's cooperation with the f.b.i. probe shows that most investigation is escalating and could lead to charges against an even bigger target including the president of the united states kimberly helped get al-jazeera washington. the united nations has launched a record appeal for more than twenty two billion dollars to help victims of conflict and humanitarian crises it says that more than one hundred thirty five million people across the world are in need of aid in nigeria fourteen and a half million people particularly women need protection and support that's because of fighting between the military and armed groups more than thirteen million people
in the democratic republic of congo date humanitarian assistance many were displaced by fighting between rebel groups and government forces a similar number of syrians are still course up in the civil war that's now into its seventh year a third of the money requested by the u.n. is for them but the largest crisis in the world right now is yemen war has left more than twenty two million people in need with a severe food shortage of the world's worst cholera outbreak our diplomatic correspondent james bays reports from geneva. the u.n. says it's the worst humanitarian disaster on earth in yemen the people are suffering from comfort so desperately need it the u.n. appeal for twenty eighteen estimates there are in the country twenty two million people in need the situation in yemen is atrocious the number of people in need of population in twenty of twenty million is approaching twenty
million seven or eight million of those people are right on the verge of famine and starvation we need to get the ports fully opened so that the fields around the water systems can get the fuel to get the food ramma country can get in. commercial food as well as the aid food can get in until those things happen the situation will continue to deteriorate and the risk of millions of lives being lost will grow yemen is just one of many civil taney assume urgence is making this a time of unprecedented need in its appeal for twenty eighteen the u.n. says it believes there are almost one hundred thirty six million people in need they come up with a plan to help almost ninety one million people that will cost twenty two point five billion dollars but i have to say i don't think we're going to get all that
money you just have to look at this year twenty seventeen their appeal was fifty two point five percent fund it. from south sudan to syria from afghanistan to the refugees from myanmar conflict is the main cause of the human suffering and in most cases these are conflicts with no end in sight james pais al-jazeera at the united nations in geneva saudi arabia's foreign minister says that the military coalition in yemen is looking at ways to step up the flow of humanitarian assistance it blocked aid earlier this month after a missile was fired from the territory in yemen toward saudi arabia should bear says that the who things should stop fighting and join the political process we hope that eventually the who things will realize that this is not going in and that they will make peace in the area many citizens they have every right to participate in the political process but they can't control the country not if you're fifty
thousand and the country is twenty eight. that's ridiculous and so this is where we are we are very concerned about the humanitarian situation in yemen we are looking at ways of intense in the flow humanitarian assistance into yemeni ports and airports in the coming days and few weeks we will make more announcements in this area diplomatic sources have told al jazeera that saudi arabian officials have no objections to attending the annual gulf cooperation council summit in kuwait that been doubts about whether the summit would go ahead because of strained relations between g.c.c. members saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut ties and imposed an economic blockade on cattle in june they accuse kasa of supporting terrorism a charge that it denies as a mere shake to mean been hammered he has received an invitation to next week's meeting but egypt's foreign minister told al-jazeera that he sees no end in sight
to the ongoing blockade of castor. i can't really speak about a resolution because we haven't extract it from any determination that it recognises the concerns of the four countries that have been mostly affected by. it is that clear declaration of understanding and willingness to change course we find that this iteration remains. at the current level the president of the european council says that the e.u. will refuse to move to the next stage of breaks it talks unless a border plan is agreed with ireland speaking after a meeting with the irish prime minister in dublin donald tusk said the island will have the final say on what will be the only land border between the u.k. and the e.u. it is the u.k. that started. with both ability to put those. commitments to
this necessary to avoid a hardboard. if the u.k. except i won't. accept you. germany's chancellor angela merkel and opposition leader martin chilled say that they are ready for more talks to end the political deadlock that it comes after the leaders spoke in a meeting organized by president frank felt. in germany has been without a government more than two months now since both major parties lost ground to the far right in september's election local c.d.u. party wants to renew its alliance with the social democrats the child says angrily denying reports that a coalition deal has already been reached. the news there is the green light for another coalition is simply false it seems to come out of the party circles i've just spoken about it with angela merkel on the phone and told
her it's on acceptable i don't want to speculate about who's trying to harm me one thing is clear you have a party to use destroys trust. in bolivia violent protests have broken out after president has declared that he will run for a fourth term in office his announcement comes after a court eliminated term limits for presidents making way for morale is to run again the ruling was handed down despite a referendum which rejected the idea last year. the electoral cause in honduras says that ninety five percent of ballots have now been counted but there's still no results five days after the presidential election the army is calling for calm after twelve people were wounded in clashes with opposition opposition protesters there's anger over the delay in the announcement of the winner official say irregularities were found in more than one thousand ballot boxes their contents
will now be recounted by hand at the moment incumbent president one orlando high end as has a narrow lead over salvador. pope francis has used the word for the first time on his trip to asia while meeting refugees from the ethnic minority in bangladesh more than six hundred twenty thousand of them fled me in mass into august the pope was advised against using the word ranger on his visit to myanmar earlier in the week fearing a backlash by hardline buddhist groups child straps a grip on. and i stated hundred thousand bangladeshis crowded into the so ruddy park in dhaka as pope francis helped mass but it was later in the day after the pontiff met ranger refugees that he finally publicly mentioned the ethnic group by name. 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 cold every one of us needs to respond in the right way mohammed idris was among the small group who spoke with the pope along with his ten brothers and eight sisters he fled the military crackdown on the region just three months ago he says soldiers but their family home in rakhine state and shot his cousin dead it isn't because of mike. we have very happy to be in bangladesh but we suffered so much pain and agony and that's what we want to tell the pope. this is only the second time the head of the catholic churches visited bangladesh the last was pope john paul the second in one thousand nine hundred six and this time it hasn't been easy the pope's visit to bangladesh comes as this country the united nations and international aid organizations struggle to cope with more than six hundred twenty five thousand range of refugees that have arrived here since almost the twenty fifth it's a visit and he's proving a huge diplomatic challenge to the head of the catholic church. rights groups
criticized the roman catholic leader for failing to say the name of angel during his three day visit to myanmar normal since arriving in bangladesh on thursday it's believed he refrained in myanmar to prevent a potential backlash against christians there the region have been persecuted for decades by the myanmar government which doesn't recognize the ethnic group range of citizenship in what was then burma was drawn in one thousand nine hundred eighty two it's hoped the pope's blessings of just a few of the hundreds of thousands of refugees here in bangladesh will draw greater international attention to their plight they are often described as the world's largest group of stateless people. strafford al jazeera cox's bizarre bangladesh. we're going to weather update next here on al-jazeera then more our top story the investigation into ties between donald trump of russia plus.
one final talk. about fighting the. train of death and the fact that boy and i'll be reporting from the. sky by the time you are is the sun sets in the city of angels. hello again the weather across much of southern china is looking quite good at the moment really all the way from shanghai then to on kong looking pretty good with sunshine now for vietnam we've still got fine conditions for high noise but you see more central areas there's a lot of activity there so flooding remains a risk moving on through into sunday that flow is still quite strong so the showers continue annoyed out in the sunshine across the rest of indo china for life for me
in ma looking fine plenty of sunshine young gone look at my some of the two degrees set down into southeastern parts of asia we still got fairly heavy showers affecting much of the philippines or in the eastern side we've got heavy showers across northern parts of borneo southern areas german often too bad we've lost the heavy rain which has been affecting java that's cleared away southwards so up through the mill a place where it's been very wet in recent days is still some rain affecting northern parts of the peninsula and into southern thailand how do you into sunday weather conditions here still looking quite unsettled low pressure system out in the andaman sea that's going to draw in more shower activity across the region generally and then as we move across the south asia very wet in far southern areas further north and dry and sunny. the weather sponsored by cattle and race. if you are in beijing looking out the pacific ocean
you'd see american warships when mess somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world but the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for the coming war on china at this time. again the top stories this hour on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump's former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia michael flynn admitted that his actions were wrong
but said that he was asked to do so by a senior member of trump's transition team. the u.s. has launched a record appeal for more than twenty two billion dollars to help victims of conflict and natural disasters yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than twenty million people in need. and pope francis has asked a group of ranger refugees in bangladesh for forgiveness for the world's indifference to their plight it was the first time that the pontiff accused the top ranger on his trip to asia he'd been advised not to me and earlier in the week to avoid inflaming tensions. top story the investigation into ties between president trump and russia michael flynn is the first member of the trumpet ministrations so far to be charged a spot. well as inquiry in october a former campaign aide george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to f.b.i. agents regarding his contacts with russia trump's former campaign manager paul
manifest and his deputy were also accused of conspiring to to fold the u.s. it dealings with ukraine a charge that arose from bonus investigation that both pleaded not guilty well the u.s. president to so far been quiet on flynn's guilty plea and talk is turning to who next might be implicated in the investigation into russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election party culhane has been gauging reaction on capitol hill. general michael flynn was a very visible part of trump's campaign for president one of his earliest and closest advisers his job often go after hillary clinton. was her that's right. that chance came back to haunt him friday oh was. his guilty plea will make it that much harder for the white house to downplay the investigation that the f.b.i.
now admits is looking into potential collusion between russia and the trump campaign which the president has called a witch hunt but i think most of us believe it's not a witch on or a hoax and that the f.b.i. director and all others believe this is a legitimate concern for their part democrats dismissed the white house assertion that flynt was a minor figure in the administration hard to distance yourself from one of the most visible of your campaign surrogates and your national security adviser we want to wish everybody a merry christmas on thursday night trump seemed to bask in the spotlight lighting the national christmas tree it was a much different scene after the news broke friday reporters kept out of a planned photo shoot in the oval office the president who seems to love to talk. about it and tweet. stayed silent general flynn is the fourth person close to president that's been caught up in this investigation now that we know he's cooperating it's pretty much guaranteed he won't be the last. al-jazeera washington
people in a rebel held on klav in syria's eastern made a desperate plea for more medical aid and food the un has called for the immediate evacuation of five hundred people including one hundred sixty seven children from the area which is near the capital damascus many of those waiting to be moved to reach the injured or sick nine people have died in recent weeks while waiting for permission from the government to be allowed to leave. because of the rockets the houses we live in have holes in the ceilings there is nothing else to say it is not enough that we are hungry and cold we are covering ourselves with nylons sheets to keep us warm and lighting fires to cook we are like a barn animals now we eat what can i say god help us we don't know what will happen to us what is going to be the end of us what now what are we to do our children are
gone dead from the shelling and the others have fled the head of the syrian government delegation has criticised the opposition for statements made ahead of the current round of talks in geneva just fiery says there can be no progress as long as the opposition keeps demanding that president bashar assad step down the government delegation has now returned to damascus and says it will decide whether to return to geneva when negotiating resumed on tuesday the current round of talks to find a solution to the conflict this user run until december fifteenth. kenya will soon have a people's president to go alongside israel one opposition leader. and millions of his supporters are refusing to recognize the inauguration of president. this week so i will take his own oath of office in a ceremony later this month swearing in on tuesday was marred by protests and violence catherine sawyer reports from our o.b.
john 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 bright i knew you would help me in future i'm hurt. 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 down the street. his friends were right here watching the bullet that killed
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 independence and he'll push for reform including electoral justice by using the so-called people's assembly the forum established by the opposition has already been endorsed by some government. proscribed by the constitution. i think he means by the people's assembly when they come tomorrow they would like the. legitimate president. some people still have the capacity to make the government's job difficult to see will disobedience and economic boycotts are they say the president's inauguration has weakened his position he does this on account of the fact or bears on the fact of the notion or the suspicion that kenyans will rally behind him as days on.
down to the way for. more and more people not. to be his followers. that very few and fewer every day elizabeth can just wants justice for her son she joins dozens of families be relieved by election violence since august she and her neighbors hope their rival leaders will quickly find a solution to prevent more killing and chaos catherine saif al jazeera arabic kenya the un is warning that progress in protecting children and adolescents from hiv and aids is being undermined by complacency last year one hundred twenty thousand children under the age of fourteen died from aids related courses and eighteen children were infected with hiv every single hour if that trend continues they'll
be three and a half million new hiv infections by twenty thirty dr godfried hunt show is the director of the hiv aids department and the global have otitis program of the world health organization he says there needs to be more focus on sufferance who are stigmatized. access to testing and treatment and obviously also to prevention is certainly a major priority for the well there's going to zation and for the global community more broadly speaking and more people have access to treatment but still we see too many new infections forty percent of these new infections actually occur in certain populations what we call key populations these are prisons we inject drugs men who have sex with men sex workers in sub-saharan africa we know this is specifically affecting less and girls and young women we also know that in many parts of the world specifically men have somewhat compromised access to services so we really
have to put the access to these services but also we have to make sure that we specifically get have access for those those populations that are. very severely affected and that need access most most badly so that is a strong focus and our campaign message this year is actually exactly that is everybody counts nobody should be left behind so we need to really focus on those that are traditionally stigmatized and excluded the draw for next year's football world cup and russia has produced exciting opponents for the tournament's to debut nations events got underway in moscow after a space countdown from russian cosmonauts iceland soon found out that they'll start their first ever finals campaign against two times champions argentina and star player messi last para second game is against another former winning nation england the tournament kicks off on june fourteenth with host nation russia taking on saudi
arabia now if you use a laptop or smartphone you'll know the importance of a good battery so with the us electric car maker tesla decided to make a battery strong enough to power an entire city the world's taking notice how the huckster reports. this seemingly innocuous rural area south australia has suddenly become home to one of the biggest sources of renewable energy in the wild built in sixty days the us technology company tesla has built the largest lithium 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 windfall 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 to be times for anyone going to fall must also promise that if it wasn't completed on time it would be free lucky for him the forty million dollar project was switched on ahead of schedule. citing development . 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. because it's never been called into action we really don't know what's coming and. so when it if it does do the job well and if it doesn't it's just another 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. could tell he will save him from going to. the headlines and i was here a u.s.
president donald trump's former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about his contacts with russia michael flynn admitted that his actions were wrong but said that he was asked to do so by a senior member of trump's transition team will not cooperate with the f.b.i. investigation into alleged russian meddling in last year's u.s. election the u.s. has launched a record appeal for more than twenty two billion dollars to help victims of conflict and natural disasters yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis with more than twenty million people in need. the situation in yemen is atrocious the number of people in need and who population in twenty of twenty eight million is approaching twenty million seven or eight million of these people are right on the verge of famine and starvation we need to get the whole fully opened the fuel to run the water systems can get the fuel to get the food around the
country can get even more commercial food as well as the aid food can get in. pope francis has asked a group of ranger refugees in bangladesh for forgiveness for the world's indifference to their plight it was the first time that the pontiff that used the term ranger on his trip to asia he'd been advised not to use the word while in myanmar earlier in the week to avoid inflaming tension diplomatic sources have told that saudi arabian officials have no objection to attending the annual gulf cooperation council summit in kuwait there have been doubts about whether the summit would go ahead because of strained relations between g.c.c. members saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut ties that imposed an economic blockade on cattle in june cutter's amir shaikh to me been have a doubt that he has received an invitation to next week's meeting of the electoral corps in honduras says that ninety five percent of ballots have been counted but
the still low result five days after the presidential election there officials say irregularities are filed to vote one thousand ballot boxes there's the headlines more news out of syria after inside story next. diplomatic chaos in just twenty four hours donald trump goes from threatening to destroy north korea to chipping away at the so-called special relationship with its closest ally the united kingdom is u.s. foreign policy now at a crossroads this is inside story.