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hello i'm rob matheson and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes about a million people have been evacuated from vietnam's mikol and delta as a storm that's already killed more than two hundred people bears down on the country. peace for jerusalem and dialogue between israelis and palestinians that's a christmas message from the head of the catholic church. legislative. chaos at airports after the united arab emirates bans chin missy and females from flying through the country plus. to what extent will this lead to social unrest to social destitution you fears that automation could cost thousands of jobs and threaten an economic crisis in undeveloped countries.
hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating vietnam's mekong delta ahead of the arrival of tropical storm templin which has already claimed lives in the philippines many high. this is in the delta region are made from tin sheets and wooden tunnels and they aren't built to withstand the storm heavy rain and strong winds are expected to cause serious damage tending killed more than two hundred people when it passed over the philippines thousands of fishing boats have also been recalled and ordered to seek shelter from the storm. if it weren't for the typhoon we would have continued our fishing trip for another two or three months because of the typhoon we had to head back early on it's been a while since a typhoon hit the region but we have to take serious precautions to protect our lives and property it's not safe out on the open sea at the moment that's why we have to come back to take shelter as i mentioned time and left a trail of destruction in the southern philippines thousands are spending christmas
in emergency shelters there after landslides and flash floods killed more than two hundred people rob mcbride has this update from the worst hit island of mindanao. here in the city of iligan as darkness falls people here as elsewhere in parts of mindanao are assessing the damage from the storm that passed from the landslides that happened from the torrents of muddy water that overflowed the banks of rivers the river here in l.a. gand it overflowed its banks people had been told to evacuate and it washed away their homes they were living alongside a river that six years ago had a similar flood that washed away this bridge still people return to live here the fact is that with a growing population in mindanao people do tend to occupy vulnerable places riverbanks hillsides and so on the problem now for rescuers in mindanao is trying to reach more isolated communities especially with the destruction of
infrastructure washing away of bridges roads that are closed or simply have been washed away the problem is trying to reach more remote communities with heavy equipment to continue the search for survivors and sadly as time continues it is now less a search for people alive it is more a search for bodies as the death toll and mounts here in this part of mindanao there is also the added problem of the conflict that has been happening just a short distance from here in morocco this is a fight between government forces in groups linked with i so it's not known just what impact this storm will have on the security situation or on the search for a lasting peace but certainly for people who've been displaced from the area of the fighting and have been in temporary accommodation here in the early going it certainly adds misery upon misery not only can they not return to the area of
conflict that they've been evacuated from they'd simply don't know if they have any homes to go back to. criminal investigations underway into a shopping mall fire in the philippines that killed thirty seven people all of the bodies have not been recovered from the building in the city of deval the victims were trapped on the top floor when the fire broke out on saturday. nigeria's military says it's repelled an attack by suspected boko haram fighters in the outskirts of the northeastern city of my degree heavy gunfire was reported in the area where the army fought off the attackers but in truth has more from a bozo according to security sources we've talked we've spoken to a short while ago but i was repelled by the military but it lasted a long time i would say this is a corking about cyclists arriving in street pick up trucks and thence talking to a test fire firing their guns and pointing exculpate in the mall area apparently they started with
a military or security checkpoint there now with the sources we've spoken to a service to early to say how many people died because of late evening attacks and what area has been cordoned off and need is being secured by the nigerian army there and that but that source also confirmed to me that most of the people affected well indeed women and children he particularly transported three people from that area to the hospital inside made a good move there by the way is just a few kilometers from don't disturb my dearest biggest city make a quick my degree has always been in the process of the crisis that city but the military have stopped them from taking the city they have occupied lots of territory which by the way as of now they have lost to the military and of course the regional forces to fight out of notice to magadan cameroon chad and major the public for the time being the situation in my degree and on the outskirts of my to the outskirts of my to greece com. the head of the roman catholic church has called
for a negotiated two state solution to end the israeli palestinian conflict it's the second time pope francis has spoken out since u.s. president to donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital he says talks are the only way to find peace but. we see jesus and the children of the middle east who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between israelis and palestinians on this festive day let us off the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can be finally reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states within mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders and greater job has more from role. this is only the second time the pope francis has spoken in public about the trump plan for a capital in jerusalem he said when he first heard that and that was on december
sixth he was profoundly concerned and i think there are some people in the people i've spoken to here that were hoping perhaps for something a little stronger in this long awaited message i mean he's he's mentioned the middle east every every christmas message since two thousand and thirteen and i think there was a feeling that he could have articulated his his concern and a little stronger and referenced drusilla in the context of this this are people that they're facing now. is demanding an apology from the united arab emirates after the u.a.e. banned female chine is in the citizens from flying or transiting through the u.a.e. on friday in response all emirates airlines flights were suspended to its capital tunis and is in officials of the ban was triggered by fears of a terrorist attack but says the contacts sept how the women were treated charlotte
bellus reports. this was the scene at tunis airport on friday as women turned up for flights the start of a u.i. travel ban against women and girls of all ages to be given it was really me not to be different i came here and found chaos and they're saying thousand indian woman under the age of thirty cannot afford emerick plane vanished remember that money is but i arrived here only for a man to come and tell me that any woman who holds a tunis in passport is banned from boarding this airline. two days later the u.a.e. explains the temporary travel restriction is for security reasons the minister of state for foreign affairs posted on twitter they had communicated security information with tunisia and that the u.a.e. appreciates and values to his young woman. but outrage across china zero and elsewhere grew with claims of discrimination and racism to his ears governments
took immediate action the ministry of transport has decided to suspend emirates airlines flights to and from tunisia to the last finds a suitable solution to operate its flights in accordance with international regulations and conventions emirates didn't respond to our request for an interview to do confirm via twitter they were instructed to stop services to tune spy to newseum authorities a fictive to seen between the fifth children as young as two years old were being barred from flying i mean not many people would consider two year old threats and officials were even informing families that even if you are a one month old female baby you wouldn't be allowed to fly and you wouldn't be allowed to enter the u.a.e. territory emirates is the only airline that flies you a direct meaning it severed the transport link between the countries it's unclear if the diplomatic link will also be cast. to his ear has been trying to repair
relations with the u.a.e. after its twenty eleven revolution its biggest political party has strong ties to casa currently under blockades by the u.a.e. and three other arab countries it's quite clear to say you know that the united arab emirates have been seeking to undermine his democracy. on the hundred me so this decision is the most expressive yet and the most in your face ever since the two thousand and eleven revolution emirates will remain suspended until feels it can operate within international regulations the sudden and vague ban that newseum woman face now turned on the line charlotte dallas al-jazeera because no is co-director of the trinity exchange though it's a bipartisan political conference which is held in june this year and he says the situation shows a lack of maturity on both sides. i'm not sure if the politics on the part of the u.a.e. is clear and i think really what we have here is it seems likely again we have to
be careful that there was some security driven concern potentially in coordination with the security services in tunisia that initiated this step like either way it shows on two fronts an incredible immaturity on the security front there is a great disagreement as to whether or not this is actually a very efficient and smart way to handle this kind of a threat i mean do you really want to just blanket ban women from one country on a specific airline do you want to try and hence procedure as enhanced searches except for so there's a great argument about whether or not this is even smart an efficient but more important thing is the political immaturity whether or not it was driven by legitimate security concerns or on the part of and or with elements of the secure security services in tunisia at the very least it came at exactly the moment when the g.c.c. crisis the conflicts between. saudi except for
a has been reflecting on the tunisian scene for quite some time and it actually gave the political opponents of the u.a.e. and some of their local alah it real kind of a free pass to take some really good hits at them as it's being driven by a kind of anti woman or anti to museum policy. peru's former president alberto fujimori is still in intensive care the day after he was pardoned for his twenty five year sentence for crimes against humanity these are pictures from lima where they have been protests against fujimori was called and many people say they're angry about the decision by calling president petro public was in ski who granted the pardon on health grounds protestors of fault with police in the hours after it was announced and more demonstrations are expected in while the seventy nine year old managed to send a message to his supporters from his hospital bed on christmas day his daughter keiko gave this update on his health a month. and we have been with my father just now he's obviously very happy
however he will have to stay in the intensive care for a few more days and he will have to stay in hospital until the doctors say he's fully recovered about a forty motor remains a divisive figure in peru and there's money on asuncion as reports from lima. he spent years in prison campaigning for his release. he never acknowledged most of the crimes for which he was sentenced to twenty five years. the former president always claimed his innocence for the murders and disappearances by a government sanctioned death squad critics say that government was the most corrupt improve in history. his supporters quoted the seventy nine year old former leader with the defeat of shining path rebels in the one nine hundred ninety s. rians where at the cusp of unarmed conflict that killed thousands of people supporters also say for him what he helped save the economy from collapse for years
his children campaigned for his release aim he was ill and frail but he didn't have a terminal illness a condition for a humanitarian pardon precedence and. denied him the freedom he craved. my greatest pain is to acknowledge there for part of the population for him or he was able to victimize looking for a depressing image as a hostage of the judiciary. an opinion poll in may said fifty nine percent of proving once favored letting him go supporters say it's time for him to have a quiet life. to stay at home live serenely enjoys granddaughters enjoy the people who love him and be free to decide to do whatever he wants. many peruvian school for years post the presidential pardon were opened. if he asked for forgiveness for the crimes he committed but for the families of the victims gesture
was never enough. families of the victims say they feel betrayed. promised he wouldn't pardon for money to win votes. to win justice for more than two decades. they don't care about our stuff about our desolation and the pain we still endure and we will never find peace. he's old well i'm old too and i haven't found justice yet he must complete a sentence despite his release from facing another trial a case is pending for the deaths of six people if convicted for the money faces another twenty five years in prison. families of the victims say they won't stop demanding justice and hope to see him behind bars again. just. ahead on the news hour including russian opposition to their title defense we'll
look at some of the bigger challenges part of a football is facing. early two point two million liberians will choose between a former football star and the current vice president in a presidential runoff on tuesday both candidates have promised to revive library a struggling economy and kick start infrastructure projects the election will see its first democratic transition of power in seventeen years mohammad out of reports from monrovia. in the contest for the liberian presidency this month all my international footballer do it with a head start he received thirty eight percent of the votes cast in the foster round held in october he's open and in the current liberian vice president just a walk i got twenty eight percent of the ball out it's here in the club. that where
i grew up. he's been hyping his humble upbringing and style himself as the pro of pork and to date a man who knows exactly what liberians want from their government protection of politics we have traditional voting along ethnic religious and regional lines where you were born and grew up is important there is a hope here that's when he becomes president he will help his community where dropped out of school at an early age to concentrate on playing football he applied his trade in liberia until he got a break to play for the french club he is more to go on from there on to some of the world's most glamorous clubs in two thousand and three where now is his intention to run for the presidency after taking on the incumbent president ellen johnson sirleaf to a second round vote in two thousand and five the footballer was bitten this is no one's walk in the park this could be we as the he led in the first one in two
thousand and five and phil to win in the second round this is wide open it could be president we are a president. a former head of liberia's petroleum refinery company and agriculture minister seventy two year old joseph. has served as liberia's vice president since two thousand and six his tenure as vice president will be remembered as a period of an interrupted peace no small feat in a country torn apart by years of civil. buckeye is considered a safe place by many given his long experience of the highest echelons of power in liberia ambassador walker strongest point is his credentials in public policy and the broad perception of him as an honest man the last true this line around he has an honesty capital. in liberia where there's been so much reports of corruption he's managed to keep on touched he will have to persuade many liberians
though that he can do differently than he has done for more than a decade many he'll hold the government responsible for failing to improve their lot wins the election will inherit the leadership of one of the poorest countries in the world liberians often complain about them of corruption in government and the poor delivery of public services many of them say about the world of thankful for the past twelve years of peace still excited about the prospect of change. coming out the world as you know the movie like beauty. is an assistant research fellow at the africa center for strategic studies and she's joining us now on skype from seattle thank you very much indeed for your time let's talk about georgia first of all do you think is poor background is going to give him the credibility with the voters to fix the economy and fight corruption. i think that's an excellent question and i'm sure that's the question that many liberians are asking
themselves i think that the piece that you just that we just saw it really shows the challenges that either of these have it should they when going to space and there are many. and liberians are going to have to trust that whoever wins will be able to help them joseph blocking him so if he's as we heard a moment package there does liberia's vice president who used to run liberia's refinery company he was i greek culture minister he is regarded as a safe pair of hands but do you think that experience is going to be enough if as we head there is a tradition in liberia of voting along ethnic and religious and regional lines. i want to things that the that the piece i like it very well was the lack of trust that liberians have in their institutions because of the purpose of corruption but
that unfortunately the johnson sirleaf administration hasn't been able to completely stop him so i think that he is also going to face this battle to show the liberian. that he's will be able to stem that corruption and to bring economic recovery in particular after the epidemic to the country the gap between the two candidates seems to be fairly narrow at the moment but do you think that either man has the strength or the backing to overcome government corruption which liberians as we heard blamed for many of their problems. i think that's a really difficult question it's going to take a lot of mobilization for either of them to be able to. to do that. now the corruption from what i can understand and some for example that we saw of the last survey that parameter did twenty one hundred twenty fifteen suggest that example
something like only only had a percentage in the single digits of liberians think that police example are not corrupt most think that all police are are corrupt so the challenge is when we start from the very lowest level of interaction with the state and the winner is going to have to deal with that it's going to be very difficult. voters from the african center for strategic studies thank you very much for your time. thank you for having me. the russian opposition leader alexina vollies been barred from running in next year's presidential election he's been told he's ineligible because of a past criminal conviction that on these responded to the central election commission by calling for a boycott of the march vote polls show president vladimir putin is on course to be comfortably reelected meaning he could remain in power until twenty twenty four
rory chalons has more from moscow. this was no surprise at all really how mean i had been talking with colleagues yesterday and we've been speculating that there was maybe a small chance that the tightly controlled russian presidential system the electoral system here would be given a bit of a shake up and maybe there would be some fresh life breathed into it most people are assuming that person is going to march towards a fourth term in office when the elections are held in march next year but no that was not to be the thirteen member panel of the central election committee decided twelve votes with one abstention they were going to bar the from running against putin now the argument they use is that he has this prior conviction and therefore is ineligible novelli has always said that although that may be the election rules actually the constitution which should have primacy says that anyone of sound mind
who is not in jail can run in the elections so he's going to take this to the constitutional courts to watch them to make a decision this was a heated exchange at times he was saying that the panel should do the right thing for once in their lives that nobody was holding a gun to their heads and that they should stop messing around with the election panel fired back saying that he was brainwashing kids that he was disrespecting the election commission and that they hinted he was politically irrelevant anyway now what is now and we do next well of course i said he's going to take this to the constitutional courts but he's also saying that his supporters should boycott the election and he is saying that yes there will be street process they haven't set a date for these yet but he's saying that when the protests hits they will be nationwide. at least four people have been killed in a bus crash in moscow the bus plowed into
a subway entrance hitting several people on the way down the driver has been detained for questioning but police say it wasn't a deliberate act mayor of moscow visited the scene and has ordered a full inspection of the moscow's bus fleet. russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov is calling on the u.s. and north korea to start negotiations aimed at the escalating tensions on the korean peninsula he says moscow is ready to facilitate the talks among young test fired a ballistic missile it says it's capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mahmoud hussain it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt seems accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny he's repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail. still ahead an al-jazeera it's been four months since how the can swept through florida we're going to visit one farming community
still struggling to recover plus. i'm daniel shrine there in la paz where the city's forgotten children its abandoned youngsters have a recipe to be heard in a society that would otherwise ignore them. and in sports we'll have more and more could be the biggest comeback of the year details coming up with a touch on. ally has been the first white christmas in southern illinois central illinois for about seven years and it's that mass of whites growing through the snow on the ground but that's not the end of it there's real cold air still to come and is tucked behind this from the innocuous looking cold from see mostly the cold has gone long way size but that's not been extremely cold there's a temperatures in single figures he has been
a change for dallas and washington but not out rages chicago's manas father watched that good look was waiting up here when he packed in calgary donuts the real cold air has already worked its way down through the rockies denver's maxes minus one without a loss of where the biggest snow here in there but it's not q. had the next day and chicago has come down to minus twelve this is where the cold is leaking three it'll show itself in toronto at modest on this day max is and just above freezing in new york now that cold doesn't penetrate much further south in fact if anything go the warmth coming up through texas once again so dallas has got five cloudy degrees but denver's got eleven by the time we get to wednesday and chicago really cold so that's what's happening in north america if you come down to the caribbean this is the place to be so right time of the year very few showers around and those that there are are hitting the mainland not the ardennes.
a nation where corruption is endemic now embroiled in a battle to hold the power. how has this radical transformation. i mean nobody i mean if you really look shedding light on the romanians pressing for change and the unconventional methods to eliminate corruption remain people at this time on al-jazeera. and monday put it well on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry river beds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war.
you're watching all of us are a reminder of our top stories this hour around a million people are evacuating vietnam's mikol delta as tropical storm template approaches heavy rain and strong winds are expected to cause serious damage tendons already killed more than two hundred people were passed over the philippines. pope francis has used his christmas message to call for a negotiated two state solution to end the israeli palestinian conflict it's the second time he's spoken out since u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital he says talks of the only way to find peace. is demanding
a public apology from the united arab emirates after the u.a.e. banned chin is in females from flying to all passing through the state on friday in retaliation she is he has suspended all emirates airlines flights the u.a.e. says the ban was imposed for security reasons but hasn't given any more details. the un refugee agency says the world is now witnessing the highest level of displacement of people ever recorded more than sixty five million people have been forced to leave their homes almost a third of them are refugees and hoth are under the age of eighteen there are also ten million stake people that means they've been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education health care employment and freedom of movement u.n.h.c.r. estimates twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution libya has been a major transit point for refugees trying to get to europe and hundreds have died
trying to cross the mediterranean. head as more from tripoli. this is the libyan coast were migrants and refugees usually sail of to europe the usually take rubber boat in a very bad condition and usually. capsize in the mediterranean and so many migrants die in the sea the libyan coast guard says it's their job to do to arrest duce migrants as long as they have sailed off libyan sure and as long as they have been arrested and libyan tutorial workers before the migrants and refugees reach this coast they take a tough journey in the desert they first get smuggled via the southern borders of libya and the take the tough journey through the libyan desert during that tough
journey the face so many. violations they face violence and including extortion exploitation and in some cases rape also the libyan coast guard says that they usually transfer the migrants are after the arrest them and libyan territorial waters the usually transfer them to detention centers and the detention centers the supervisors there deny committing any violence against the migrants and they say on the contrary they provide they provide them with food and health care now the european human rights organizations and united nations human rights organizations including also the international organization for migration help those migrants who voluntarily voluntarily choose to be deported back to their own country recently do you in haiti are
has transferred one hundred sixty migrants including those vulnerable migrants including children women and miners the u.n. has recently transferred them to italy. as twenty seventeen comes to an end we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families part three we're speaking to a syrian family like millions of others they've been forced from their homes by the civil war they're also among four hundred thousand people who live in the seas rebel enclave goto al-jazeera. as their story. makes a living selling what ever he can find he was once a farmer and owned his own land. now he's among the millions of syrians this place by the war and they're able to survive without assistance.
i'm not ashamed to say this there are days when i'm able to provide food for my family and there are other days when i'm not able to do that the other day i had to take two of my children to the hospital because they didn't have enough food to. run our. mohamed lives in. an opposition controlled area that has been besieged by government forces for years the siege has been tightened even more recently food supplies are scarce and shortages have sent prices soaring at least four hundred thousand people live in east on the outskirts of the capital the united nations has been demanding unhindered access and warns that many of syrians their face problems in getting enough to eat. the aid that reaches us is not enough is specially for someone like me i have to take care of seven children and my wife. only under siege it remains a war zone even though
a russian guaranteed deescalation deal was supposed to silence the guns and allow aid in. the building. fears for her children she is also afraid that her family could face further displacement the government has been using what is known as the surrender or starve strategy and it is applying it. and. given the choice to leave or stay and live under the regime's rule i will choose to leave i don't trust them they will eventually kill us. they starved us they killed our children. rebels and refused to surrender but government pressure is growing already hundreds of thousands of syrians have been bussed out of their
towns and villages and taken to the rebel controlled province of idlib in the north the syrian government calls them reconciliation agreements for the opposition those deals are forced settlements and. i don't think those who are forced to go will ever return to their homes displacement who knows who they will give our country to it's been almost eighty years since government forces began to crush popular dissent from a position of strength the leadership is imposing its own peace but it is a peace that is to many syrians who now fear not having a place in their own country. and part four of our series one year five families talks of families who are caught up in kenya's political violence between police and opposition protesters that's on tuesday. british where we workers have turned london's used in station into
a dining room to provide christmas food for hundreds of homeless people used in is one of the u.k.'s busiest transport hubs but forty five volunteers have worked throughout christmas eve to prepare a meal of smoked salmon plus a roast and dessert about two hundred of london's homeless have been welcome to the feast after forty five companies donated cold weather clothing and food. saying in the u.k. then queen elizabeth has mark the sixtieth anniversary of her first televised christmas address for many of you to see me in your hands on christmas day this year she paid tribute to victims of the attacks in manchester and london as well as people who died in the grenfell fire disaster she praised the resilience of the survivors and thanked the ukase emergency services this christmas i think of london and manchester whose powerful identity has shone through over the past twelve months in the face of appalling attacks when hurrican are most slammed into the
u.s. state of florida in september the damage was extensive since then much of the state has recovered but in one the small farming community the daily struggle continues the city of almost totally almost entirely is made up of migrant workers many of whom lost their jobs and homes when the storm hit. as more. during the storm our house. had several leaks the roof was not strong enough to sustain that when when hurricane ima hit this poor farming community on the edge of the everglades it took maria has his roof since then things have become worse repairs have yet to be made government help has been slow and the hakas family home is full of mold like many here the family couldn't afford insurance it's hard even they even though they give you extra food stamps or whatever to the migrants or whatever it is it's still hard ragtag i said there's twelve of us here and you know we have
to split our food our you know you know we know where our portions residents are almost entirely dependent on agricultural jobs but the storm took close to the loss of income and damage to homes is being felt across the community democrates community school built for migrants teachers so even the children are being affected that in a war you have jobs they're having money on and that's. something you don't have to borrow money to buy the food so there's a lot of stress for the children's too if they're not eating well they have a hard time coming to school and in a city where more than half the population of thirty five thousand lives below the poverty line they used to fending for themselves. in the weeks following the storm teams of volunteers of handed out food and supplies and demand hasn't slowed we make phone calls as soon as we get product in and the different churches and different organizations show up and everything that comes in here it's not a warehouse it's a distribution center so as soon as it comes in it moves out
a markedly was a poor farming community before hurricane hit and once it's immediate needs of being met that's not going to change there was some government help there but what we've seen overwhelmingly is a community through churches volunteer and members of society coming together to get this place back on its feet i mean gallacher al-jazeera. florida. bolivia as one of the poorest countries in south america tens of thousands of children live and work on the streets in the capital apollos but new programs are being launched to help children escape the poverty cycle reports. everyone in the past once upon a thorny or sweet bread it's tradition and they're delicious but really s. and his friends at the mendis articles children's baking bread and biscuits gives them more than something sweet to accompany christmas. this helps us when we leave here so that we have a way of earning a living thanks to the pen and tony is that. they started baking in the middle of
november to meet demand part of a project to give them a place in bolivian society it's one of many projects trying to help thousands of bolivia's working children. who are homeless children it's the goats and youngsters are making themselves their forging their own future creating an alternative to the bustle of life on the city's steep and narrow streets bolivia has long been one of the poorest countries in the region and it's difficult to know accurately how many children in the past don't attend school of forced to work in often precarious conditions on the streets and in the markets but it's thought to be many thousands . now. i don't want him to suffer like me on the street with the called the rain and the wind sometimes i sell sometimes not i want my children to achieve something in their lives which is why i want them to come here then go to school.
carla brings her children to one of the hearing centers set up by the powers authority is the place to study interplay to receive expert medical and psychological attention a haven from the hardship on the street. we hope that they can continue their studies at the center's formulates a life plan an escape the informal sector to which they've become accustomed cynical. jessica age fourteen is up at five to attend school but then has to work at the family kiosk the hearing center gives her hope and ambition she wants to be an architect. to get good grades i'm a good student second or third in my class sometimes my books are a bit messy and the teachers complain so my mom explains her situation and they understand and help me if i don't finish my homework they say it's all right for the next class. life is still tough to jessica and the liers and thousands like
them but bread and education are giving them hope for a better future. as. the world bank has warned that the economies of the world's developing countries could collapse because of the rise of automation and robotics is fear of robots making clothes and footwear well under cut the cost of human workers in factories in bangladesh and vietnam in his second report an artificial intelligence long sleep considers what the impact of automation might be on the world's working poor . every day all over the western world goods are delivered to hungry consumers most of them manufactured half a world away over the seas by people who often earn virtually nothing and while the fourth industrial revolution the age of robotics and automation promise is radically to alter the lives of people in the rich world it is by no means clear
whether any of the benefits will be passed on to the walls working people some global brands are discussing whether to raise shore manufacturing from asian sweat shops to europe where three d. princes might make clothes or shoes the world bank has projected that in some african or asian countries up to eighty percent of people might lose their jobs. if it's true that many workers many of them young women particularly textile and software industries opportunity going to be out of a job or their work is potentially radically reduced then to what extent will this lead to social unrest to social destitution and essentially a fundamental crisis of the whole that society others ask why someone who owns a factory in the far east would bother investing in expensive robotic technology but it's far cheaper to keep paying workers a dollar a day to machine like that at the moment will be well beyond the reach of a factory owner in bangladesh or in china or vietnam for that matter.
secondly a machine like that is likely to break down fairly often because it's it's a very fine piece of equipment if it breaks down the whole factory and then many in a factory the entire factory comes to a standstill social unrest is already a fact of life it could get far worse so to the continued and probably growing movements of people except the west they may want to move to might be suffering job losses itself as automation takes over. if the future of the developing world is to be decided in places right there then frankly it looks pretty bleak either it seems robotics will increasingly be used to take jobs away from no three different associated with places like asia although the same workers will continue to exist on the same person forever and for years about the worst thing of all is that nobody seems to be talking about it there is however
a growing understanding of how automation can help in emergencies here at southampton university in southern england drones are being tested to fly medicines or food into dangerous or difficult places it's simpler and potentially more effective than throwing bags out of planes you can send lots of little bits of aid to lots of little areas. and it's trivial and straightforward. to pinpoint areas in other words take the aid to where it's needed rather than dropping it centrally in the rich world robotics could take away many current jobs but it could also create new ones which haven't even been trumped up yet but for those in the workshops of the world it could be disastrous and it's coming. to london one of the child stars from the classic film the sound of music has died. either menzies or played the second eldest von trapps sister in the one nine
hundred sixty five musical she passed away late on sunday in age sixty eight after battling brain cancer. still ahead a knowledge is it has some festive joy in the road to the winter olympics details will touch on it in sports. in the worst mass shooting in united states in modern times the gunman only forty seven guns and had twenty three of those firearms with him at the time of the shooting. united states of america has. obsessive. attraction and love for guns in a way that other countries just don't have and that's why she helped put together an exhibit at one church to help raise awareness to gun violence through art and in this piece two shoes on each piece of tissue
a name and age of someone killed by gun violence in the area. the arctic zip it is called loving arms of course it's a play on words arms being what we used to hug or pray somebody but also arms being weapons as well the message here in this world needs more love and less violence. is touch ya know with the sport. thank you very much defending champions qatari getting ready to face a rock on tuesday for their second round match this is their first a major football tournament since failing to qualify for next year's world cup and
the political difficulties over qatar hosting the gulf cop have created concerns over the ballot and to be the host of the twenty twenty two world cup for. hamish reports from kim a thirty inch the road to the world cup finals in twenty twenty two is proving a bumpy one after qatar won the right to host football's biggest tournament after failing to qualify for the showpiece twenty eighteen event in russia critics have been questioned in the tiny gulf states football credentials. qatar will become the first nation since it in one hundred thirty four to host the world cup without ever having taken part in the finals and while the twenty twenty two organizers are spending millions on stadiums and infrastructure they're also investing heavily in grassroots football. they're hoping in five years' time the country national team will make an impact on the field qatar football association and aspire cademy are
working really hard to develop a team. does well and twenty twenty two we see a lot of young kids coming up the ranks that are extremely skilled we see that there is a big change in property football and that's thanks goes to do it goes to. as well as aspire academy and you know we're all really hopeful that the real dream comes a reality. the gold cup but is the first major tournament for qatar since the disappointment of failing to qualify for the twenty eighteen world cup they were actually meant to host the competition but it was relocated to kuwait because of the current political crisis in the region saudi arabia the u.a.e. and behaving are part of the blockade of qatar that's been in force for more than six months and which shows no sign of ending we offer course hope that the blockading nations see reason and allow for their people to participate in this
once in a lifetime opportunity in the middle east. and of course we're always optimistic and we're always hopeful that this matter is resolved through dialogue. well this is that one of the tournaments ban zones that's been organized by the twenty twenty two they're hoping that sounds plus many will flock to qatar will be the first world cup in the middle east. meanwhile gold cup host kuwait are hoping to east tensions between qatar and its neighbors and bring unity to the region through what always been called the beautiful game. all to syria kuwait city and there's bad news to kuwait supporters the has there been eliminated after just two games losing to oman also in group a saudi arabia and of u.a.e. a group known oil manchester city boss pep guardiola says the english premier league leaders mustn't dwell on the busy christmas schedule as they look to pick up
more points fifty leave the table by thirteen points and face newcastle on wednesday in a run to save them play three games in nine days what we have done and that is with has to do i want to tell them what newcastle is to do. was come was in the moment the result. in focus in newcastle so that is the best thing so focus would have to do on the pitch defensively a face lift you would really like the group that is the only way to be focusing with you have to do forget about it. a little bit scared all the table. just to the edges of his work sixteen teams in action on boxing day second place manchester united will be trying to close the gap on runaway leaders man city who won't be playing on the day fifth place tottenham are just one point behind liverpool in fourth place spurs faith and can create some space with also we'll have a level on points and also not playing on boxing day. i think we need to. look
at the next the next tuesday in three days so going to the challenge for us we cannot seem. to fall within the most important is the game that we are going to play the next. twenty three time tennis grand slam champion serena williams is set to make a return to competition the thirty six year old announced she'll play in the exhibition twenty meant in abu dhabi beginning at december thirtieth the match will be the former world number one first since giving birth to her daughter williams will be preparing for the defense of her australian open crown in january as well a title she wanted last year washee was pregnant. and there's been plenty of festive fun on vary to next year's winter olympics. the olympic flame made a stop at
a santa themed village as it heads to people in china and south korea with the games beginning in february as part of the fun relay runners dressed up in christmas themed outfits says they escorted the flame the flame has been traveling around south korea visiting nine provinces ahead of the game and that's all for now more later a symbol of religious coexistence in the holy land includes a centuries old tradition muslim families have been guardians of the many churches in the occupied territories it dates back to the time of the liberation of jerusalem from the crusaders. it's me i did you did i mean my name is judeo husseini i'm the keyholder of the church of the holy sepulcher in jerusalem and the holder of the stamp of the holy tune and that without us alive you will be the story of my family began in eleven eighty seven when saddam hussein are you being liberated the city of jerusalem from the crusaders i mean for the second is that the i me that you dana the six agreed in from eleven eighty seven until today
we have been holding the keys of the church of the holy several kurth well the official for year relationship if we have preserved it with our blood and soul it is our second home my job is not just an honorable job and it is not just the heritage of my family as a muslim family it is the heritage to all muslims across the world that a muslim family has held and preserved the church for eight hundred fifty years we moved back in is that. what the. after me it is a feeling that cannot be described and i envy myself for being the key holder of the church of the holy settled her i have been opening the door of the holy supple current church since i was eight years old and today i'm fifty three. going to what i feel whole of the i mean for more than forty years i've had this responsibility my father gave me the seal of the grave when i was twelve years old and i sealed the tomb. of this now i have three children and i've started teaching them that
sometimes i open sometimes they open but. the me the keys of the holy sepulcher church are in the custody of the q day i'll husseini family and hopefully this will last forever my family received two keys from salaheddine are you be because there were two doors every door had two locks two doors for locks one key opens for locks the key broke five hundred years ago so we use the second one. we don't want to leave the holy sepulture church. it is captive just like a mosque and it's the same thing and he said look at me i see it at all one image of them i see we are peace callers we hope and pray for peace to come to our region from here from the church of the holy sepulcher and the lights of islamic christian coexistence emerged in that awful minute before lee ocean about the home we lived with them and we have known them since childhood we are in the same trenches we
not to sixty's instead of being an obstacle to tell wastes it became another obstacle to peace in a four part series al-jazeera revisits the reasons for divisions in different parts of the world and the impact they have on both sides walls of shame at this time on al-jazeera. about a million people forced to move in vietnam ahead of a violent.