this is al jazeera. >> hello. welcome to the news hour life from al jazeera newscenter in doha. i am steven cole. these are the main stories this hour. the arab league meets after president obama decides to wait after launching a military strike. >> discharged from hospital, former prime mer sister ken rudtries to raise selection. and david frost, the man who interviewed presidents, former
prime miles per hour sisters and prisoners has died at age 74. but first, the arab league is meeting in cairo to talk about how best to respond to the suspected chemical attacks in syria. united nations chemical weapons inspectors have started analyzing evidence they gathered from the sites of the attacks in damascus. u.s. president obama said he will seek approval from congress before ordering any military intervention but that could be in less than two weeks. sue turton is cairo for us. sue, over to you. >> reporter: yes, i am at the arab league headquarters where we have already had a meeting of the acbassador to the 22 member states here to discuss the real discussions this afternoon when they start to talk about syria. we are hearing from the libyan foreign minister who is saying anything they discuss must be on
international law and not be in line with international law. it's not seeing that there is going to be any kind of green light really given to a backing of the u.s. military intervention that's now being considered. joining me is nasi haiti, the secretary general at the arab league. thank you for joining us. the discussions happening this afternoon, is there any sense of the resolution going to be on the table that anything will move forward from what was already discussed last week, where there was disunity? >> let me say, of course, we will be basing our discussions, the ministers will be basing their discussions the resolution adopted last week taking into consideration of whatever developments have happened already and taking into consideration the necessity to develop a very clear common, as common arab position on the matter. we believe those who have committed these crimes must be presented to international
justice. we will say it now and say it always that there should be an end to impunity and bail the same of the counsel for peace and security in the world must be held responsible to convene and discuss these matters and take all of the necessary measures to put an end and to send a message, a very clear forward message from the accessibility of committing such atrocious crimes. that's one basic thing. another important matter that we must not forget even if you are in the middle this atroche kyle that happened almost 10 days ago is the fath that you believe and tres and continue to stress the importance and do it more now of a political settlement. >> that's not a political solution to this cries. it's more complex and complicated but at the end of the day, we are working toward being able to where everybody would participate or the parties participate according to the
roadmap established and agreed upon. >> that remains our key really issue. >> do we not really risk being stalema stalemate, though, if you have so many of the member states who aren't willing to back any kind of military intervention even though there are members who do want, it seems to be pushing in that direction. and we still are talking about pushing to the u.n. for the u.n. security council? we have no way come to any kind of agreement so far. we could end up being a stalemate where everybody is frustrated by the position and nothing moves forward. >> talking about the common collective position if there are different assessments of different policies to be adopted here and which formally of any arab company saying this was outside this realm, let me remind you this resolution was adopted less than 10 days ago. that is a different matter. as far as i know, what you are discussing is how to build on this resolution to go beyond this resolution and to be as firm and as formidable as
possible. >> you brought the meeting forward a couple of days. there is obviously a real sense of urgency to try to deal with this situation. why is that sense of urgency here >> there is already a sense of urgency about this continuing crisis and, you know, about a crime that happened very recently. so i think it's very important to maintain this sense of urgency but to act clearly and develop really as much as possible a very common policy on this issue. >> you know mentioned geneva. there is a belief among arab leagues that there could be chance of getting both sides of the syrian crisis around the table? >> definitely. i know it's an uphill struggle. it's not an easy matter, like in any complex conflict where you have internal and external elements together, it is extremely complicated. the syrian case k unfortunately for the syrian people of this come plexesty, we still believe that is the normal solution. there should not be a military
solution for this matter as a matter of foralty, also, and the om he believe way out, though it's an uphill struggle. >> thank you for speaking to us, the secretary general of the arab league and we now watch all day today. we have more meetings with the ambassadors this afternoon and this evening, the foreign minister of arab states and take the recess from the ambassadors and again, any endorsements, they will not be endorsing any of the resolutions that come out today. >> thanks indeed. syria's deputy foreign min sister told reporters the u.s. is hesitant and confused against military action. barack obama asked congress to vote on any potential strikes syria's opposition has urged crest to approve the move. here is more on the president's decision. >> after much antsicipation as to what action the united states
whether take against syria, president obama finally, announced his country's stanchion. there will be no, at least for now. i have long believed that our power is rooted not just in our military might but in our example as a government of the people by the people and for the people. >> that's why i have made a second decision. i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american people's representatives in congress. >> obama, syria. >> we arey of the mistrust toward the u.s. involvement in the middle east and with the memory ofray and the weapons of max destruction that never were still fresh in people's minds, obama's bid to go to congress is an extreme live controversial. >> about a third will not support the president. that includes both conservative republicans and liberal democrats and about a third are just up in the air, including a
lot of democrats and some republicans. they are just up in the air, waiting to see the evidence, and we demand a very high standard of evidence after the experience in iraq. >> from the ground and away from the politics, it is syrian men, women and children who continue to suffer in a war that has so far claimed more than 1,000 lives and cost millions more their homes. >> the strike is going to get rid of bashar and his regime and finish the massacres, then, yes. on the other hand, if there will be civilians and some missiles go astray as usual, then the answer definitely is no. >>. >> more eager on a strike on assad'sams, those who will be out-beguned by. >> the regime kills more people and further delay for action gives them a chance to change
the position of their weapons according to the intelligence we have, we know that the asset regime exploits this delay to prepare for this strike. tens of thousands of civilians have been killed and the war is well into its third year. is it wasn't until a few weeks ago when chemical weapons were allegedly used by assad's forces, the casualties of that attack amounted to less that 1% of those killed. since the start of the syrian conflict. jahlala, al jazeera. >> joining me live from antakia in turkey. tell us hor about how the opposition have reacted to this military strike delay. >> we just received a i didn't know statement from the syrian national coalition. let me read you some of what they have to say. the snc calls upon members of
the u.s. congress to rise to its historic responsibility and make the right choice to help the u.s. administration's efforts to stop the killing machine of the bashar. the statement as on that the international communities in action for the -- in, for the last 30 months allowed the syrian regime to escalate the conflict to a point where it thought it could get arrest with using chemical weapons. finally, the snc believes that any possible military action should -- military action that's carried out should be made in conjunction with an effort to arm the syrian army because it's vital to them to stop the killing and chaos that the syrian regime wants to spread in the region. this is according to a statement from the syrian national coalition, steven. >> many thanks indeed to you.
in syria, opposition activists say a car bomb as killed 5 peel in the southern frons. these picturesprove incident. these pictures from the area south of damascus. al jazeera can't verify the footage. there are reports of fighting in alepo. >> more than 50 bodies have been exhumed from a graveyard of a school campus where a juvenile has disappeared more than half a sent tree ago. researchers have tried to learn more about how they died. from the pupils of the dosier reform school say they were subject to horrific beatings by staff. natasha has the story >> reporter: there are bodies buried on the campus of dozier reform school for bodies over the course of 60 years next to a garbage dump where the black boys lived >> it's something the whole world needs to know. >> the campus opened in 1900, a
place where the state put kids who got into trouble. arthur and richard huntley were sent there in the late 1950s. >> scary, you know, the whole world had deserted them. >> this is a form to me of slavery because they beat you to what they wanted you to be. >> they say they did back-breaking farm work. richard lost a toe in the cain fields. when they ran afoul of the school's staff, they ended up in what they call the white house. >> i would call it a torture chamber because here is where you got your mind right. if you didn't know how to pray, you learned pretty fast. >> even though know one knows who is buried here or how they died, the state isn't launching a criminal investigation. the attorney gel recall says i only one stamp is still alive, too old to be questioned. still forensic anthro pomths could determine if a boy died as a result of, say, a gunshot or blunt force trauma. searchers have found 50 bodies so far, and they have only just
begun their work using ground penetrating radar. it's the kind of technology used to find mass grafts in the form he were yugoslavia. >> researchers are hoping to identify the remains and finally, return them to their loved ones. those they can't identify will be properly buricked in marked graves here on the campus cemetery. >> there is a legal obligation of the state of florida to return those remains to the families for proper burial and some have argued there is also a moral obligation that the state has to do this. >> until then, richard huntley will have to speak for the dead. >> our life was cut short and now here, we lay. free our bones from these forgotten graves. free us. free us. let our bones go home. >> natasha gonemy. >> we will talk about revelations by der spiegel on
how al jazeera was hacked by the national security agency. a report from malaysia on how the malaysian economy is taking a hit. >> in sport, real and another signing delivers the goods. >> the former south african president, ne son mandel a has been discharged from hospital after almost three months there. the south african government says he is in a critical condition, being treated for a lung infection. the government says he will recei receive the same level of care at his home in johan he is burg. >> the former president has been released but he is still described as being in a critical condition. why is he left hospital >> well, i think he is only being discharged from hospital really because they have managed to convince themselves really that they are able to give him
that same level of high care here at his johannesburg home. they have relocated some of the equipment needed to deliver him that same intensive care. they have moved most of the medical staff that's been attending him for many weeks at that pretoria hospital here to his home as well. i think it's really only because they are able to deliver that continuation of intensive care that they have allowed him to go home. but it is, of course, something that has been welcomed by south africans. i have been talking to a few of the people here they are glad that he is home. one of his neighbors said it is good to nos he is close by. they are keeping a close eye on him and there is a ambulance on stand background really just in case there is any sort of a deterioration, they can rush him back to hospital if and when they need to. >> he was in hospital, tania as we know for the past three months. has there been any change in his condition that would say to the
medical staff there that it is time that he did leave hospital and came home? >> no, in fact, really, over the pastum can of new statements we have had from the south african president's office, the official conduit of all information pertaining to nelson mandela's health, they have startrd to say he is critical and at times, unstable and at times, they do need to perform medical enter sense, that suggests his condition is more serious, more critical than it was nearly three months ago when he was admitted to hospital. also certainly nothing in the news released we received today suggesting that there have been any kind of improvements. he is still clearly a gravely ill man. >> tania page in just oha. this nesburg. >> australia's prime minister pushed for votes, kevin rudd is
promising tax brakes and greater investments in infrastructure. some book makers have paid on the opposition. andrew thomas reports >> reporter: this was rudd among friends, labor party activists in a convention center where he is not just prime minister but the local member of parliament, at a final campaign rally but his prospects do not look good. opinion polls suggest nationally his party is well behind his opponents. it looks unlikely to hold on to the government. he might lose his own seat in parlorpal. >>. >> we are en gailing in the fight of our lives. it's a fight about the values which underpin australia's future, a fight about our vision for allstralia's future, a fight about how we go about building echt trail i can't's future, a
future for the many, not just for the few. >> how did it come to this? in 2007, kevin rudd's party was elected with overwhelm support but after a flury of reform, his popularity wanek waned >> rudded mounted challenges, eventually winning his olds job back. he launched into a frenetic comeback tour promising he changed from the man many described as dysfunctional. reformed a controversial carbon tax and said his opponents would wreck the economy with spending cuts. but none of that seems to have been enough. >> he's best let down by his own creativity in coming up with a new political purpose, a new overwhelming compelling
narrative and a vision for the country. >> sunday's official campaign launch was actually rudd's final chance to make a big pitch. those in the room loved it. >> for those who says mr. abbott has won this election, i say this: never, ever, ever under estimate the fighting spirit of the australian labor party. [applause.] >> but rudd knows he has to overcome doubts about his party's apologized and convince people that the saga has become a joke is all in the past. >> with my new look quota ready quota taking over again. >> less than a week out, rudd's prospects don't look good >> he had hold for a fairy tale come back but latest polls say that isn't going to happen. >> his best move might be losing but on a left catastrophic day than his party would have suffered had they not brought him back to the reins.
al jazeera. malaysia's once vibrant economy is feeling the effects of the economic down turning, revising from stable to negative in the central bank downsizing growth forecast, too. stephanie has the story >> from the food store, his family earned $300 a month. one son's part tile job as a dispatch rider brings in another 350. the family of six scrape toll the rest of the 1,000 a month to cover their costs with a series of part-time jobs. >> it's a constant struggle. >> sometimes i can't sleep at night for the worrying. $300 from the store is not enough. it's a really big burden to earn the money to feed my family. we have no savings. nothing. >> though he is in a tough situation, he is fortunate, while he battles to stay financially afloat, it's
estimated that in malaysia, household debts stand at around 83% of gross domestic product. simply put, that means every $100 malassias $083. >> corporate debt now stands at 95% of gdp, which means most of what those companies are earning something go on servicing their debt. economists are now warning of debt levels that will be hard to finance if the economy is hit by a wider regional slowdown. >> corporate debt is the most serious problem because they have a higher level of debt. many of these, we are not sure of, you know, whether this companies can afford to pay back. malas i can't's problems very over a wide section of sectors
but it's in better shape than the former financial crisis when tore e a and china suffered mass depreciation but risks remain. a recent report by the world back of scotland toward malaysia was exhausting its financialability to ward off problems, especially if exports like palm oil were decreasing along with its price. corruption is also a concern. experts say if the government truly wants to solve its debt problems, it should start with the basics. stop wasting money through over spending on government projects and introduce transparent spending. stephanie scowlin. >> let's look at the weather around the world and go to steph because our problems certainly with heavy rains, and for motorists. >> that's right. you certainly wouldn't want to be driving this car. this was taken from the car behind, first of all, a mud slight hit the car and then
horror of horrors, look at that rock. painfully close to crushing that car into a pan cake. it would have been disastrous if it had but actually, it's not the only landslide we have seen in tiewan. brought that building down the mountain side, thanks to days upon days that's loses ended the soil. here is the front we have with us out in the moment. this system has been intensified by storm that's been running up its lengths but it's certainly given us so am heavy rain. here are the rainfall stats from tainan, 52 gray millimeters of rain just in four days. >> that's an incredible amount of wet weather. you would expect 3 in that in5. we have more than that if in four days. august is the westest month of the year. incredibly heavy rain there recently and could well be yet more wet weather still to come because this system just to the north of tawan doesn't appear to be developing into a propcal
storm now. if it does, it could stay in this region over the next couple of days. that would generate yet more heavy rain and that will will spread its way once more against taiwan giving us more rain. it's not only taiwan where we are seeing heavy downpours at the moment. the rain, also, as you can see, stretching its way, straightaway across japan. this system is going to stick around as we head through the next couple of days yet more heavy rain we do have alerts in place, steven. thank you very much t a suspected heart attack ended the life of david frost, his career spanned 60 years. he is perhaps best known for a series of interviews with former u.s. president richard nixon in 1977. one person he knew -- who knew david frofs was well was richard brock. he worked with him on the frost interview and front appropriate
over the world here at al jazeera. richard joins me on this sad day from london. richard, he was known for the interview stuff of television. what made him such a good inquiz tore? >> david was not a pressure. he would have a conversation, but he would always get to the plays where he wanted to get to and where every interviewer wants to get to. he wanted the schools but he did it in a particular style. he did get the big stories. he got the news lines. he got everything he wanted, but he did it in a way which wasn't so inquiz tole for some. >> he was never aggressive? was he. he asked the right questions which is what it's all about. that's right. he didn't like aggressive interviews. he didn't think that they put over the right image for
interviews and he didn't thing that they necessarily got the results whereas his 9s a very conversational style. he still managed to get out of his guests what he wanted and he would often get far more than the more aggressive. interviews because his guests would feel that they were part of a conversation with him that they became friends with him, good friends, and this would just lead them to, as it were, to break down, to reveal their confidences >> you mean what he tried to do was lull them into a false since of security >> exactly right. >> that's what he used to say. >> every questioner wants to do. a lot of other sort of, if you like, television heavyweights stuck to heavy weight on their big interviews the famous interview with richard nixon, but he also, david frost could also do the light shows as well, not least the very long running rather silly program called "through the key holhole."
it was a great hit in the u.k. what he did basically was he directed a series of three people to look literally through the keyhole, look at homes of the famous. he loved it he did it with grossman. the celebrities used to queue to be on the show. this was what david was brought in, a satirical journalit. he had a famous show called "that was the week that was" grou groundbre groundbreaking in the u.k. and set new standards for satire across the world. david always had this face of humor and belief that taped t.v. and interviews needed to be entertaining as well as just fact-finding. >> yeah if i can be quiet crass, i was a good watch, sir david. he was one of the first people in television to understand the value of a catch phrase.
hello. good evening, or good morning, when i was working with him and welcome. >> yes, and, you know, he has used it all his career. indeed, it was part of what he was. the this inc. about david is what you saw on the screen is also what you got off screen. he was very personal, very affab affable, very up and jolly, bouncey, and he was just the same, you know, when we used to sit in on our production meetings, at his home or. he would always be happy just to chat off topic, as it were. one example is that, you know, we would have these location production meetings sort of about very -- all sorts of guests and long conversations, and en if it got quite urgent, he would somehow turn the conversation around to something he liked at the ends, maybe sport. he used to know about my fwooult team and check their position and say your team aren't doing so well this week. there was also a side to david which was fun and he had time for you. >> spot-on, richard.
>> that's exactly right. that's a good description of sir david frost who has died today age 74. richard, thank you in london. still to come on the news hour, we will have more on u.s. president obama's decision to hold off on military. >> two tennis legends, we will be here with all of the sports. >> an interesting debate. coming up, a school where students don't read books. instead they use ipads almost
office >> president assad saying his country is ready to face any external aggression. nelson has returned to home. the government says he will receive the same level of care there. he is treated for a recurring lung infection. the well hine known broadcaster david frost died cat age of 74. his best known for his 197 interviews with former u.s. president richard nixon. >> we have more on our top stories, michael stephens is a researcher at the royal united services institute. he joins me here onset. how will delay nay possible strike change the effectiveness of possible u.s. action further down the line? >> it was interesting that in his speech yesterday, president obama said, my military advisors have told me if i strike today,
tomorrow, or in a month, it will have the same strategic effect. i am not sure how he came to that conclusion actually given the fact that by declaring that there would be a congressional vote, he is saying there is going to be no military action until at least september 9th which means bashar al-assad saying i have until september 9th to do basically whatever the hell i want. there is going to be no preprizal until after that point in which case i can reeye line my forces, hide generals arm, make sure all of the key stuff i need to continue this war isn't targeted by the americans that i have maximum usage after the next week. >> why did he step back from military action? after all, he said, you know, our credibility is on the line. he has crossed a red line. everybody is gearing up, putting on the tin helmets. >> it is strange, isn't it, that obama had come up with quite a strong speech >> yeah. saying he believed in a military solution and said that should be -- i don't believe that because i am going to go to the congress about it, even though i
have this. >> i think it is. as we were talking about yesterday, i mean it's a question of credibility. it's a question of the political liters, thinking back to 2003 saying we advocated for a strike in the middle east for a war. no one went with that information we provided at the time which turned out to be problematic. i think we need to give at least allusion to the fact that there is a democratic process going on. >> right. it's trust building. >> he changed his mind. the syrian opposition say that the decision would embolden the assad regime to carry out yet more attacks. is that likely? >> yeah. i agree with that statement actually. i thinking across the gulf as well, that is the perception to what obama did yesterday. he might have talked to us but it was viewed as weak and viewed as basically say, bashar, you have committed some of these atrocat this. we will have a talk about it. we will have a think about it.
you keep doing what you are doing. >> foreign ministers from the arab league are meeting today. is that important? >> the arab lead made that decision quite clear. they believe the president bashad assad was responsible for this chemical weapons attack. i don't see them moving further earn political measures here. they can't move any consist incident use of force what they have already decided to do. they have divisions with iraq as well as the lebanese are problematic. i don't think the arab league is a vehicle for getting this situation moved forward other than giving the west some legitimacy to strike. >> what about america's oldest ally, france for 24 hours >> the freedom fries, yes. >> because he said with you must strike back. we must punish syria. >> i think it's interesting.
the french have had success in muck of lar foreign monthly and in west africa and in material, from libya, they have done well. and so i think at the moment, you know, there is this sort of consensus in frons that actually must give a foreign policy works en if the public aren't that supporti of it. what's interesting in france that's different between the united states and the united kingdom is that there tends to be more of a con san sus in the political price. if it's muscular and in our interest, it seems to be supported. whether it's moral or justified and whether we can sort of support that begin what happened in iraq. french don't have the iraq hangover. in this particular question, they can say it's a moral decision and not only that, in the last 10 years action we believe that we have taken the right decision on the iraq issue as well. so if there is evidence of check cal weapons here, we are going in because when there was evidence before that turned out to be false, we didn't. so, it gives them a legit mass. >> michael steps, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> at a time german news
magazine, derspiegel says access was hacked by the national intelligence agency. they reported accessed axis communications during george bush's second term in. speak he will says the documents were pasted on to them by a former whistle blower edward snowden. for more on this, joined by nick spicer in berlin. why did they access al jazeera? >> well, the german news magazine speculates it may be becausays was provided with audio cassets and video recordings of senior leaders of al-qaeda. this is speculation, nothing in the documents that are revealed by "der s piegel" says. it's interesting it also says this is the first feed i can't organization that has been targeted by the national security agency in the united states at least according to the documents made public by edward
snowden. >> so do we know what documents the nsa hacked into? >> we don't know what documents the nsa hacked into. we do know of the existence of some of the documents thatch handnd over to the news if magazine, including one which was dit stamped the 23rd of march, 2006 action top secret, which spelled out that the nsa's network analysis 7er had been looking at what it called interesting targets within our sister network to understand what was going on as regards discussions between them. it didn't spell out, however, in the article whether the nsa was looking at the internal communications of generalists, senior managers, what ultimately they led to in terms of intelligence gathering on the american end. however, the magazine article did say that the nsa considered its operation to be a success. >> all right. nick spicer, thank you. the new vatican legal code has come into effect and for the
first time, sexual abuse of children is specifically mentioned as an offense. sonia geggo explains how for some, the change is too little too late >> reporter: change may be ranging out of the vatican. in recent times, the roman catholic church has had its share of trouble to deal with. at a time has reeled from one accusation to another, that it did more to cover up the crimes than punish the perpetrators. the pope francis overhauling some of the vatican's archaic legal code has been a point of urgency. it only deals with members of the clergy and lay people who live and work inside the vatican city. first, obvious have been the changes to laws concerning child abuse, a crime which carries a term of 12 years inprisonment. >> the church's awareness is changing but we are not at the point where bishops are forced
to deny ounce crimes. the question is how much of the blow being applied. >> the vatican signed up to the u.s. convention of the rights of the child back in 1990, but it's taken it 22 years for it to toughen up its own laws against crimes against minors, that comes after years of dealing with the repercussions of the sexual victims of the church. there is a sense it is too little too late. >> i think we are not going to see the catholic church put its hands up and accept full responsibility for all of the abuses that happened all over the world. this is simply a very small step in the right direction. >> as well as the child abuse scandals, the fall out continues to cast its shadow. ex closive scandal e mermed when documents stolen from the pope by his butler were published with allegations of lurid allegations. >> the new legal code states anyone who receives confidential
information up to eight years inprisonment and the church may take step towards pulling back credibility changing laws might address that damage if it has the will to abide by its word. vatican city. >> hechtors of rain forests are lost every year, that's the equivalent of one football pitch every second. although the rate is slowing, it remains alarmingly high. al jazeera that may traveled to french ghiana. gabriel live on us on the outskirts. what's the particular problem there? >> reporter: >> here in french ghiana, steven, it's really a fight to decide how much of the forest here they are going to up to development or not. steven, a lot of people think about the amazon rain forest, they think of brazil or he can
w ecuador and peru. france and extension has a slice. this overseas department of france and south america and we went to a small village deep in the jungle here this is an area that 95% covered by forest here, french ghiana and in this little village deep in the jungle, there is a fight brewing between villagers who don't want development and a mining company that does. benoit, a walk deep into the jungle is not an exotic holiday. the rain forest is a way of daily life and survival. >> here in the jungle, we go to hunt and it's our culture. without in the jungle we have nothing here. >> benoit and 70 other people leaf here in the jung els of french ghiana, making this europe's largest national park and its only slice of the
amazon. the residents of saoul, a growing io turrist destination have decided to protect it for good reason. in only one hechter, there are more plant and animal species than in the whole of europe. but there is something else here. gold and lots of it. >> that's why the government grant add small french mining company called rexma a five-year license to explore it against the wishes of the villagers. the area the company wants to explore has an estimated 8tons of gold along the nearby limaad river, the main waterway for the village. back in the capital of kian, an investigation is underway that recollectionma falsified documents submitted to governmental authorities. recollectionma flatly denies any wrongdoing as and says the whole controversy is over blown. >> area we are going to explore is 12 hechters. 12 hechters, we are not going to destroy the world.
these 12 hechtors will give the guy anna people wealth and jobs. >> rexma has offices set up and three pieces of heavy machinery ready to start digging as soon as at the they get final authorizations. >> the issue with rexma has practical and symbolic significance. >> if a world power like france or europe can't preserve a little piece of our own forest, how can we have the moral authority to tell other country industries more than us to preserve their forests. >> as night falls, residents of saoul continue to fear if the project is given the green light, it will mean pollution to the river and an influx of illegal gold miners in the area. as they gather for their daily game of pakunk, all they can do is wait soo and see what government officials will decide to determine their home in europe's part of this pristine
amazon. it will probably be a couple of months before the local prosecution can rule on this allegation that rexma falsified environmental documents but the company says they are planning to move ahead as soon as they get the final green light. the villagers are waiting there to see how all of this pans out they continue to build social media on feedback. this has become controversial even though it's a small area, it has garnered the attention of some top officials back in the french government in paris and there is a possibility that at some point, they might step in to enter spreen but how they might rule on this and what the exact future of this project is, we'll have to wait and see in the coming weeks add months. >> grabriel. >> back to you in doha. a global movement, afghan girls and boys join scouts after
near iraq's capital, 15 people are dead. it toppfollowed a mortar attack early on sunday. it's unclear who did so. iran sits on some of the world's most size mo logical fault lines. 10,000 earthquakes have hit in the last year alone. the capital is in danger >> reporter: welcome to tehran, one of the world's most dangerous cities, not because of crime but because ofnate. more than 250 earthquakes have hit the city in the past four months. it's a worey tehran has lived with on a daily basis. >> iran is an earthquake prone country. with we don't have low risk companies. all are average or high risk.
tehran's earthquake rate is heig high. the city has been destroyed several times. we cannot predict it but we should expect an average to strong earthquake in tehran. >> the organization is preparing for a 7.2 magnitude quake, one that seismologists expect will destroy much of tehran. just last year, two quakes hit the country's north, flattening villages in low populations of rural areas. survivors criticize the government for slow response time and the lack of ref rescue equipment. the city is forming volunteer scoots across the city to avoid the same situation. >> that will have organized more than 800 volunteer groups in tehran. we have trained them and provide them with the necessary equipment. more than a thousand groups have been organized in different places like stores and the bizarre but our plan is to get the number to more than 2,000. >> tehran has a fluctuating
population of about 12 million people. it's con just and disaster managers know this presents an enormous challenge, particularly in old nabors. old construction covers 6,280 hechters of the city. there is a building boom underway in tehran right now. some of the new est structures are showing signs of wear and tear. >> that's because of the speed at which they are going up a lot of homeowners seem more concerned with turning a quick profit than the future ts. >> . time to turn our attention to sport. here is ferra >> thank you so much. real madrid waits to find bale transfer closer. carlo's men have made it 3 from 3 to start the pspanish season
>> reporter: a stage intended for garrett bale had reportedly been dismantled before the visitors came out and anxious for news but lost in the saga was the start of the season. it took them just a quarter of an hour to take the lead. >> the new sign-in delivered a game, ronaldo doubled their lead before halftime. is the season for madrid, a threat from the dead ball as well after the break. it was iskar who doubled in the 7 march 2nd minutes. the visitors pulled one back late but finished 3-1 to real madrid. talman, al jazeera. three matches in the english premier league on sunday,
liverpool hoping to build on their lead, winds over stoke and ashton villa are hosting manchester united. the score is 1-nil to liverpool. facing swansy. the score there is one-nily and later the much anticipated london darby against relets to t thenal and arsenal. >> it's a big game because it's a special rivalry between the two teams, but this way, for me, it's 3 points you but we want to play the top of the league. after our start, it's imports, of course, to win the game. >> roger federer and rafael nadal remain ontrack for a quarterback final showdown at the u.s. open. federer advanced to the fourth round with a straight set victory over adrienne mourhino. federer has won all 10 previous meetings with the spaniard. if they came through the
juniors with me. he is a year younger than i am so 6 his game well. played over 10 times on the tour rafael nadal was just as comfortable as he overcame the croatian in straight sets. the spaniard extended his hard court record to 18 wins, no losses. >> it's great news always a positive thing. >> tests welt's draw last year, victoria survived a scare. second seed dropped first sets on a tiebreak before fighting back to win.
car line wiznaki was knocked out by jorgi. she hasn't made it past the fourth round at a grand slam since last year's aust 2r5i8ian open. 2011 wimbledon champion made her exit, 7th seed czech had suffered with a fever and made 24 unforced errors before losing in straight sets, 6-3, 6-love to u.s. wild card, alton risk. >> saraleeio garcia has a 1-shot lead in the deutsche bank championship in massachusetts. the spaniard eagled the 18th holes and 7 under par 64 leaving him 13 under for the tournament. world number 1 tiger woods birdied the last hole to finish with a 67. the american is 6 shots behind garcia. >> i hit better today. there was no doubt.
yes make much out there, and i had a few looks. a couple of little weird bounce you see out there. but overall, it was a good enough day. >> in major league baseball, the new york yankees were trying to sal valjavec their season against the orioels. the yellow pages recorded a 2-nothing victory. the win moves them past the orioles in the wild card race in the american league east. the boston red sox beat the white sox 7-2 at home. the boston elsebury had three hits, scored twice, drove in a run for boston. the red sox now won 6 of their past seven games. reining champion has won at silver stone, mark mark cisms had dislocated his shoulder in final practice. took the lead on the last lap for lorenz 0 to sfach it back.
marquez leads by 30 points as he aims to become the first rider to win the championship in their debut season. there is much more sport on our,site for all of the days, check out aljazeera.com/spot and how to get in fiche with our team using twitter and facebook. aljazeera.com slash sports that's it for me now. back to you. >> foreign 35 million boy and girl scouts around the world, students in afghanistan are joining ranks once again. 30 years after the country was removed from the international scouting movement. jennifer glass reports from kabul. >> scouting faces many challenges in afghanistan as organizers try to reestablish the movement after a 30-year absence. >> if you want a country, you need to reach the young people. >> once a month, the scouts go on visits designed to help them better understand their country, to places like the national police hospital. in all, there are about 1500
scouts from six afghan provinces, almost half of them girls. >> scouting started here in the 1930s, and afghanistan has twice been thrown out of the international scouting organization. first during world war ii and again in 1979 aver the soviet invasion. this scouting program started just four years ago. >> in 2011, american keith lackey arrived to help rebuild. in iraq, he helped take the scouting program from eight members in 2004 to 150,0006 years later. his philosophy is to focus on the basics. >> first aid, survival, dealing with emergencies and those kinds of things which are part of all scouting programs but really mean something here. >> since there is no recent history of scouting here, it's hard to find adult leaders. it's also difficult to explain the program in a culture that's often suspicious of outsiders. >> my message to other kids like me is to join the scouts and get
a good education because at this time, our country needs educated people. >> my family is happy for me, and they encourage me to be a scout and learn something. i am proud of what i am doing and my family is also proud that i am learning. >> scouting is one of the only after-school programs available in afghanistan. it is an officially recognized it isn't officially recognized by the government, something needed to join the world scout organization. for now, it's main ly after grafrn direct orders hope it will grow through word of mouth and that it will build the leg sassy here tkabul. >> stay with us here onaj because we are going to be going to cairo soon. we will take a look at the progress, if any has been made by the arab league foreign ministers. they brought the meeting forward to tuesday a lot more to couple.
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