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hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes who the rebels in yemen claim they fired a cruise missile towards the united arab emirates but up and down be denies the claim. u.s. president trump says he never asked the director of the f.b.i. to stop investigating former national security advisor michael flynn terror an eastern the syrian government mounts more airstrikes in damascus province. on john hendren on the detroit river in the only floating postal code in the united states. the goalkeeper is the hero is italian same benefit and so and their record breaking run of defeats an equaliser from keeper alberts are bringing only owns his side their first ever scenario.
who the rebels in yemen say they fired a cruise missile towards the united arab emirates the group's television service says they were targeting the i'll bet on a nuclear reactor which is on the construction in the west of the the emirate but i would not be itself is the nine the claim fighting meanwhile has intensified between the who these and their former allies supporters of ousted president ali abdullah saleh salles party has issued a statement saying that he welcomes efforts to reconcile with who are these and has criticised what he calls the saudi aggression against yemen meanwhile who the leader who the had accused the salary of trying to strike a deal with saudi arabia calling the move a coup against their fragile alliance and the hawks there has the latest. the alliance that control the yemeni capital sana was as unexpected as it has been
violent dozens have been killed or wounded since the fighting began on wednesday between forces loyal to alstead present. and that his face. is calling on yemenis to rise against his former partners. i call on all the yemeni people in all the cities all the provinces all the districts and neighborhoods to take a united stand to defend the revolution and the republic against this group who have been irresponsibly playing with yemeni people for the past three years robbing the institutions and breaking into government buildings only seek revenge on the revolution and the republic. has called for talks with the saudi led coalition on condition they stop their attacks if the crippling blockade and allow for more humanitarian support coalition statement welcome sollars move saying it would redeem yemen from the evils of iranian terrorist and sectarian militias return it to an arab pure and natural fold but the loosies who are backed by terror and say
they still have support from members of silos political party and addressed directly. feel we used to praise your position in the past even though it was one of words only which came with its fair share of backstabbing disappointment discouragement disobedience and many other problems remain patient but that wasn't enough for you shame on you a big shame. silas struck an alliance with the whose these after a popular uprising ended his thirty three year rule in two thousand and twelve he was succeeded by his deputy abdul rob a man so had a who fled to saudi arabia after he take over in johnny two thousand and fifteen and it was there he called an emergency meeting on saturday to discuss the situation. the saudi led coalition has been fighting to restore hardie to power meanwhile silas says he wants a quick and to the conflict which is
a volved into the world's largest humanitarian crisis. the regional analysts believe salah is personally motivated and is looking for a future role for him and possibly members of his family in government whatever the case this latest violence is threaten to destabilize yemen even. while the war in yemen has its origins in the failure of a political transition following the two thousand and eleven arab spring the uprising forced out longtime president saleh and triggered a complicated struggle for power as all of the now explains. in many ways the conflict in yemen underlines the contradictions and rivalries of a post arab spring middle east it was all about reinstating the authority of arab with rebel months who are heady the internationally recognized yemeni president he had risen to power after the popular uprising in two thousand and eleven taking
over from his boss. who had led the country for three decades. had to struggle to impose his authority in a country riddled with poverty the spread of armed groups and corruption he also couldn't fend of the rising influence of the who thiis who had taken control of the northern province of sada and the capital sanaa. once at odds the iranian backed who these and deposed president who still had the support of many in the military became allies and were planning a total takeover of the country. but more than two years later neither side appears close to achieving a military victory and the political cards are being shuffled once again the tactical alliance between the who's the supporters was fragile at best both being highly suspicious of each other's motives but united by the same desire to overthrow the had the administration former president ali abdullah saleh now says
he's open to talks with the saudi that coalition if it will put an end to the fighting and the blockade while they need to lift the blockade and open the airport and allow food and medicine into the country we will open a new page for them for dialogue what is happening in yemen is enough. this turnaround effectively puts an end to the partnership with the who these there leader criticize the move as an attempted coup he's very charismatic in the way that he knows how to to actually go out of his way change one hundred eighty degrees and be very pragmatic in who he. goes into a coalition with and that showed that once again if it suits him of the timing is right he will do what is necessary to remain in power it's about regime security and he's very good at the probably the who this is that they're an ideological player so they do have a clear belief system they believe in something they have an ideological objective they want to achieve and solid doesn't have that for solid it's pure about purely about interests and it's about establishing or maintaining his power base as
president saleh was a close saudi ally and full of who thinks several times he's also known as a man of great survival x. friends have once again turned into enemies and flows into new. living head the illegitimate president of yemen in the cold but at the edges there was we now as women are born a lot are retired jordanian air force general and the military analyst with us in the studio thank you so much for being out with us here on al-jazeera so let's start with this message to who these have sent out saying that they did send a missile towards a u.a.e. let me just read you what the authorities said that the u.s. authorities said to residents don't pay any attention to rumors the semin ated by media agencies issuing false news questioning the capability strength and security of the u.a.e. what was your reaction when you heard the who the message saying that they had sent unless a missile this is us is the second who three strike against but think it's not
clear about what is that missile landed in actual fact i consider them as a massive effectiveness warp and they could better lies the country by hitting a communication line. deceleration planet than refinery all kind of very high value targets so they are serious a threat and they should and nobody could look nor know of these but what do you make of the u.a.e. sort of just dismissing the claims from who these will just this is a message also good. for public opinion not to be scared because it's have a very great psychological impact it's a weapon of terror that's why i think this saying that but what if land it would say nobody knows and just to remind the viewers that obviously u.a.e. is part of the saudi led coalition one of of the main members well let's just turn our focus now to yemen the situation keeps on getting worse we've just heard that
the u.n. and the i.c.r.c. the red cross are pulling out all non-essential staff or trying to out asylum because of the escalation of violence in the capital now we've seen a break between the who are these and the supporters over. how do you interpret that that move it's a very serious move but actually nobody can win the war in yemen it's an industry or that's the way i consider it a power alone by commission will not win this war. they have the advantage in controlling fifty five percent of north and yemen and even in some asshole it's still meets two asian world we see great now and if you carry on like that the who are these are the leader of the who these said it was great treason we had that how much do you think it actually damages them. it does because they have the support of their land bentyl sort of. they both cooperate to get santa natural fit
so yes they miss some will do it capability but this will not really a big disadvantage for them they will carry on fighting as long as iran also supplying. you know expert things like that weapon lee and all kind of openly they will carry on fighting i mean yemen it was already the poorest country in the middle east that we've seen in the past three years or so since the war i mean some of the images coming out of it for the blockade i mean it really is heartbreaking what's happening to the people there what do you think the end game is here i mean what does a victory look like for example for the saudi led coalition they won't want to act it's an endless war. and the people the people of yemen is really the is really suffering it's good to so free in actual fact what's happening in yemen ok well that's a terrible note to end it on the moon of an oil we have to speak to you again as more developments develop on this for the moment thank you. so it's more to come
here on the al-jazeera news hour including we're going to be live in honduras where there is an uneasy calm as people await the results of that this presidential election. they told me if i went with them they would look off to me and help me find a husband alone and afraid we need the ranger girls who have been sold the sex slaves after escaping from islands in myanmar and this is the new formula season gets started we'll be asking if electric car racing is the future of motor sport. but first u.s. president donald trump says he never asked the former f.b.i. director james comey to stop investigating his former national security advisor michael flynn in a tweet trying to blame the fake news for covering what he called cold muse lies
testified before congress in june that trumpets spoken to him about letting go flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. in the same bird but his contacts with russia's ambassador he insists he was asked to do so by a senior member of trump's transition team this is all part of an investigation into allegations of russian meddling in last year's u.s. election. well then in a second a tweet the president also attacked the f.b.i. he said its reputation is in tatters and called it the worse than history there are a classic senator dianne feinstein says a senate investigation into u.s. russia link says also revealed a possible obstruction of justice case. i see it in the hyper frenetic attitude of the white house that comments every day the continual tweets. and i see it most importantly in what happened with the firing of
director komi and it is my belief that that is directly because he did not agree to lift the cloud of the russian vest a geisha and that's obstruction of justice well for more on all of this tom ackerman joins us live now from washington first of all tom i understand there's been an intervention from trump's lawyer. yeah he's going back on a tweet that trump issued on saturday in which she added one more reason for why he fired flynn and that was lying to the f.b.i. this had not been spoken of before by trump and his personal lawyer john dowd explained that it was his responsibility that he had been sloppy in drafting trump's tweet and he shouldn't have mentioned that of course that raises the question who is actually the final authority on whatever donald trump tweets
nevertheless it's at odds with the kinds of attacks that he's been that he's been issuing against the f.b.i. and he's calling it its reputation in tatters bringing up a case of the special counsel robert muller. removing one of the investigators. agents who reportedly had made some derogatory comments on twitter on private tweets against trump and against and in favor of hillary clinton and proving that the f.b.i. was was biased and so on one hand he's he's tried to divorce him so from those attacks on the f.b.i. or at least explaining away this all in all it's very very unclear it just adds to the confusion and it also adds to the questions about just how how exercised the president is right now about the onset of further investigation and the fact that
flynn by all accounts is prepared to divulge more details of his communications with the white house with his superiors in the white house regarding contacts with the russians during the transition and tom just looking at another issue to deal with the trump administration trumps a son in law and jared cush there. to trump kind of put in charge of the middle east he's actually been speaking about the u.s. decision on whether to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital there have been rumors that some kind of a ninth announcement might be made as early as wednesday oh what did you hear well he was repeatedly pressed on details of the ongoing negotiations or were preparations for negotiations the american brokering of a revival of negotiations for a final deal between the palestinians and the israelis and he did not did he not he
did not bite on the bait he just refused to talk about any details he actually said that the members of the negotiating team were actually prideful pride full of pride in the fact that there were no leaks up until now about what will happen i can say that the jordan's king abdullah who was in washington this past week was one only the latest to ones to counsel against the. opening up the embassy in jerusalem moving the embassy to jerusalem saying that it not only would impede any kind of progress towards a two state solution but also would in bold in terrorists to inflict more damage using that is fueling the using the at that is further ammunition for their attacks . talking with the latest from washington on both of those stories tom thank you. now staying in the u.s. the country says it will set its own policies on migration after withdrawing from
a un pact designed to improve the handling of refugees and migrants globally un member states will meet in mexico on monday for talks on the plan known as the global compact on migration now against to protect the migrants and refugees around the world the u.s. ambassador to the un nikki haley says the pact is inconsistent with u.s. policies. it's going to syria on that note the government there has launched air strikes which of targeted several cities and towns in damascus province at least six people were killed in out of being while two others died in her arrest they have also been attacks in eastern hutto which has been under siege by the syrian army since two thousand and thirteen about four hundred thousand civilians are believed to be trapped there those who have managed to escape are living in makeshift camps mohammed though has more. been filled just outside the city of hama displaced syrian families have set up camp. they are part
of the now familiar exit polls from city in cities on the up talk from government forces they indeed weeks of minutes than fred. defenseless in the face off in says some tough talks and with little hope of a that despite all relief more zion on buying came in there are thirty to forty tents here two to three families live in every tent the renault toilets running water a schooling for the kids we don't have much. they joined the ranks of millions of city and sold most of the homes in the conflict. this is the hardest is the old. despite us says find some it is the war crimes. the aerial bombardment trail is still a tiny ones vibrant neighborhoods into decrypted shells all their former selves the government is cysts it's protecting the people getting sold them terrorists based in presidential and us but often it's the civilians who are. whenever the bombs
land it's the syrian civil defense force or why told it's come to the rescue rushing in to free the injured and recover the day. job is as green as it is dangerous food shortages are also adding to the misery of cities. we haven't eaten since last night we had rockets falling throughout for the sake of god this has to stop. dozens of civilians are reported dropping pilgrims were sent on a to libya talks by government forces in istanbul to the un see monetary and coordinate a full city a young egland ses five hundred people with i didn't medical needs have to be of a quick hit from is done with. the people of syria say they're victims of a crime committed by those charged with protecting them briefly they defied that idea but on cut they are pricing crushed. outrage about what's happening in
syria but not agreement on how to bring peace and. that has foreign minister says the emir to me been funny will attend the gulf cooperation council in kuwait on tuesday the regional alliance is facing its worst crisis in decades as the saudi led blockade of qatar enters its seventh month foreign minister mohammed bin abdul harlan county says he hopes the summit will provide a blueprint for ending the standoff mohammed reports. kuwait has been the mediator in the gulf diplomatic crisis that began in early june the country is now getting ready to host a meeting of the gulf cooperation council invitations have been sent out to gulf leaders but it's still not known for sure who will attend since the beginning of the blockade on qatar kuwait. has attempted to end the dispute in
october he warned of the potential collapse of the g.c.c. if the crisis continues many analysts agree this is a good i think the middle quite knows very well that if the crisis actually for long we are going to see probably blocks within the g.c.c. one is led by saudi arabia and it. will it will actually have. to a lesser extent probably kuwait. so we'll be having been to see a lot of that one asked on saturday about the gulf diplomatic crisis at the international mediterranean dialogue conference in rome called those foreign ministers schiff mohamed when i bit him on a sunny said it was important for countries to work together you need to reach a level of understanding going security principles that everybody is going to appoint and everybody should and should be committed to and then from there we've been. on it on the next system for
a lot of the cooperation the foreign minister added that the gulf region is collective security had been threatened by the measures taken by the blockading countries i think the saudis that he's involved. with this is something qatar will not do about it has made it clear many times of by the middle and by other shows that they cannot actually accept a thought that they want a negotiation they want. concessions by all sides actually to solve the crisis the blockading countries of saudi arabia the you. in an egypt have accused cult out of supporting terrorism maintaining cordial relations with iran and meddling in the internal affairs of their countries allegations the company government has strongly denied other maintains there is no legitimate justification for the actions taken by the four nations calling their decision of violation of its sovereignty the last time father played host to
a gulf cooperation council summit it was in two thousand and fourteen back then no one could have foreseen this kind of crisis now just three years later the g.c.c. may have arrived at a defining moment on the cusp of a hugely important summit that many observers believed would not be happening this year. hunger and security forces have restored calm after days of violence following that the spearhead presidential election the electoral commission is yet to the clear winner with president landis ahead of opposition candidate salvador nasrallah three people have died during a position protests the latest was a nineteen year old woman witnesses say the she was shot by soldiers in the capital on saturday security forces have been given extra powers to try to stop the unrest . so still lots more to come here on out there are including why britain's nuclear deterrent is still facing
heavy moral and political opposition plus. i'm talia page reporting from cape town on the world's first successful heart transplant which happened fifty years ago in this room. and then sports one of the world's most extreme foot races enters its longest day. hello there mostly quite quiet across the middle east at the moment weather wise we do have this week feature in the west and it's actually a developing one so not much to it force on monday but as we head through into chews day we'll see more in the way of cloud and rain and a fair amount of snow on the system too behind it it's not as warm as it has been so if we won't get any higher than around eight degrees at best elsewhere more in
the way of clouds along the eastern coast the mediterranean the beirut twenty two degrees some clouds for us and for the east although it's generally dry and skies are clear certainly in north warm with tashkent in amante only getting to minus one as a maximum during the day now here in doha i think they'll be a fair amount of cloud over the next couple of days and that could bring us one or two showers temperatures will be dropping as way so twenty seven as a maximum on monday so by choose day will only get to around twenty five for the southern parts of africa lots of on such weather here you see all the showers there and they stretch all the way down into the eastern parts of south africa some of this cloud is giving us a fairly lively downpours and they'll be more wet weather as we head through the next few days so some sharp showers then stretching down towards durban again on monday and on choose day the rain turns heavier so for many of us in the eastern parts of south africa it does look quite wet.
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a reminder now the top stories on our jazeera fighting continues in yemen as the rebels say they fired a cruise missile towards the u.a.e. abu dhabi has denied of the claim u.s. president on trump says he didn't ask former f.b.i. director james comey to stop investigating former national security adviser michael flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. and the syrian government there are strikes have killed at least eight people in the last this province that have also been attacks in eastern time which has been under siege since two thousand and thirteen. the influx of
refugees into bangladesh has exposed a dark underlying issue at refugee camps in cox's bazaar aid agencies say young women are being sold the sex slaves from cox's bazaar charles stratford reports on how people trafficking has become common in the camps which were supposed to be a source of refuge. culture is not a real name we call it that to protect their identity the fifteen year old ranger refugee says her mother father brother and sister all killed by a multi shell fired by the myanmar military at a village three months ago she says after she escaped by boat to bangladesh two women approached her on the beach saying they could help her instead they sold her into sex slavery. they told me if i went with them they would look off to me and help me find
a husband. khartoum says that up to three weeks of being locked in a house alone she was sold to a bangladeshi man she says the man took her to another house raped and sexually abused her for twelve days. he said i will choke you i will stab you i will kill you do you want to be killed the way the military killed people and me and mom i won't let you go a local aid agency the latest account to me but doesn't want to be named said its staff working with trafficking victims have received death threats from criminal gangs operating in the refugee camps the head of the organization told us riggins you girls some as young as thirteen are being taken by the traffickers. it's thought some have been smuggled abroad. hasina begum and her family have been living in a refugee camp in bangladesh since fleeing an early a crackdown by the mia military in the one nine hundred ninety s. . a teenage girl was kidnapped on the way to school the kidnappers were wearing
a woman's neck out to cover their faces that's why they went recognized. sex and labor trafficking networks have existed in the camps for years but more than six hundred twenty thousand rangers have arrived here in the last couple of months and at least sixty percent of them are children and aid agencies having to focus on the delivery of vital humanitarian assistance at this stage so the trafficking situation is getting worse. with so many vulnerable people coming into a small area in such a short space of time. it's definite almost that it's increased there's been recruiters here in this bizarre bank that us previous to this influx and we know that they're getting more business and that new criminal networks have sort of kicked into action we have to start addressing us and we have to do it now urgently after twelve days the man who brought culture returned to the two women who sold
her they left in the refugee camp where she now lives with a woman who found her alone in the freud. stuff that al-jazeera culture is bizarre and with. iran has opened the one billion dollar extension of a port which it hopes will allow it to bypass regional rival pakistan president hassan rouhani inaugurated the expansion of the southeastern puerto on sunday there are hopes it will help the country become a key transit route to landlocked afghanistan and central asia india has also committed five hundred million dollars to the project shelob ellis explains the strategic importance to india and the red chair of our ports is the only one iran has on the indian ocean its location is what makes it important the port allows india to bypass pakistan and trading with iran and afghanistan pakistan blocks land
based trade between the countries it provides india with a south north trading route that could go as far as russia a test run of wheat from india's detail port to distant for afghanistan was a success one month ago n.d.o. now developed her birth at the port and help build a royal line direct to afghanistan not only does this build a transport corrido independent of pakistan it puts a run at the heart of the initiative how would a time when the u.s. is moving to isolate iran through diplomatic and economic means india and iran first agreed to develop the port together in two thousand and three but it went nowhere after iran was hit with sanctions fourteen years later the two regional powers of joyed with afghanistan to develop trade beyond their borders. that the nobel peace prize will be awarded next saturday december the tense this year's winner is the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can the group
is that it caters to creating a world without nuclear weapons but here at al-jazeera we're looking at the nuclear status of countries worldwide in the days leading up to the award in oslo the u.k. was the third in the world to obtain nuclear weapons british scientists played a key role in developing the first atomic devices but now there is strong moral and political opposition to britain retaining its arsenal farnaby phillips explains inside the control room tension mounted as the circumspect away to zero. a weapon so terrible that britain argued then and now it helps guarantee peace nine hundred fifty two it explodes its first nuclear bomb off the coast of australia today its nuclear weapons are exclusively just for submarines at least one of which is always armed at a secret location at sea britain builds the bombs on the submarines but the
missiles come from the united states. if relationships between united states and united kingdom broke down to such an extent the united states was no longer willing to continue to maintain our missiles and over time. capability those missiles would deteriorate some stage after a number of years probably in the case of. we would have to give up our nuclear force or build our own. maintenance capability. this is the site west of london where britain's nuclear weapons are made and it's here that they have been made for many decades and during all that time this place has been a focus of protest from peace marches in the fifty's and sixty's to the nearby peace camps of the eighty's amongst all the nuclear states opposition to these weapons has been greatest in britain and prime ministers have preferred to retain
an element of doubt as to whether that ever used them which made this debate so unusual personally prepared to authorize a nuclear strike. a hundred thousand innocent men women and children. yes. the whole point of a deterrent is that our enemies need to know that we would be prepared. but the leader of the opposition a much more hesitant. to. use any circumstances where anyone's of prepared to use a nuclear weapon. it's disastrous for the whole planet although most british m.p.'s do believe that the threat of use makes britain safer the only time there has be a nuclear weapon strike in the world was a time when only one nation held the prostate and so it is in being able to be part of overall nuclear security as we push towards a nuclear free world which is really important that the u.k.
complains most effective role in other words in an unstable world don't expect britain to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon to be phillips al-jazeera london and next in our series we're going to be exploring china's nuclear power which isn't easy to do because the number of nuclear warheads in its arsenal is actually a state secret that's coming up here in al-jazeera in the coming days. now it's fifty years so the days since the world's first successful heart transplant that was carried out by dr christian barnard at a hospital in cape town the transplant take kmiec had already been used on a dog in the u.s. a decade before but dr barnard was the first human to human transplant the operation gave a hard from a twenty five year old woman to a fifty three year old man the spotted success the patient at lewis which can ski died of pneumonia eighteen days later the anti rejection drugs had weakened his
immune system but his new heart functioned normally until his death and that led to the development of better transplant drugs by the late one nine hundred seventy s. many of dr bernards patients were living up to five years with their new hearts and that first heart transplant operation is still generating groundbreaking ideas today as tanya page now reports. craw to scale hospital is home to a museum dedicated to the world's first heart transplant it happened in this room under the steady hand of dr christiane barnard who died in two thousand and one the surgery has barely changed in fifty years what has of course dramatically changed is the postoperative immunosuppression post-operative care and that led to a phenomenal survival rate you have today seventy eighty percent of transplant patients living after ten years in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven the first
transplant triggered a debate on whether it was ethical all not letters written at the time show a mixed response to the surgery one doctor in the former yugoslavia describes it as the most important event in the history of the human spirit a man in turkey wants to send everyone on the surgical team a new pair of shoes congratulations but some were negative as well one man in a stray or his father complaint with the place he thinks the operation was illegal and this woman and italy say it never men shall be able to replace a human heart as men can't replace god as well half a century later a lack of education and awareness continues to prevent people from bridges storing as organ donors but without them none of these men would be alive today three of them have new hearts the fourth a transplanted kidney we don't have a very strong tradition of people becoming organ donors so why not consider living
on to somebody else and giving somebody else a second chance and to weigh in a little it is one legacy of dr barnard's pioneering surgery is inspiration the cardiology team at the hospital where he worked is continuing to break new ground just launching a new plastic heart valve that could revolutionize the treatment of remeasured heart disease the significance of what we do now is a practical significance because we talk about thirty three million patients. who would otherwise than these trainee nurses have come to be inspired by dr bob's work by looking at the figures to six hearts he transplanted some see the vital organ as the same to all of our emotions others as a pump but it's only understood as well as it is because of dr barnard and his team tanya page out zero cape town. exactly twenty five years ago human
communication changed forever in the u.k. a software engineer uses computer to send the first ever text message to a mobile phone mail papworth sent a text to the then there rector of vodafone with just two words merry christmas by two thousand and twelve u.k. users were sending one hundred fifty one billion text messages every day internet based applications like what's up and messenger are now overtaking s.m.s. but the service revolutionized technology language and how we communicate all to talk about it in more detail let's speak to your trouble professor of psychology at pace university where she also runs the digital media and psychology lab she joins us now over skype from new york madame thank you so much for joining us here on al-jazeera so how would you say that the invention of the text message and everything that it spawned so i mean what's up in a way being a glorified text message how would you say that that's changed the way we
communicate. thank you barbara i think it's had profound changes in the. course we all know that and i think that it's a complex sort of relationship it's not that people are ten tend to want to know if it's bad or good and what i usually say is that it is that there are beneficial ways at least in the short term that people can rely on text messaging in a way that really helps them. although they're also long term attractive for example one of the things that researchers looked at is people who feel more comfortable expressing their thoughts and feelings over text messages that of the person. telling their partner that they're feeling upset or angry with them. and so certainly it's better that they're able to use text and not at all and in that way their goal uses up it worked you know like shy or socially anxious or struggling in some way. but then there's some larger societal shift and the back out you know thing i'm i'm i'm i am not that media yet just staying in the communication for
a second i mean you mentioned that it's different to being face to face and some people may choose it but in a sense it's also different from just calling someone up and having a conversation with them in a sense you would lack that confrontational or that way of being able to gauge someone's emotions by their facial expressions if you if you're facing them but also just by the tone of their voice i mean in the sense that we all just all that out of just speaking in favor of texting because it's easier and less confrontational. sure sure i mean i think many people now you know if there's a certain norm that it's rude to call someone at all you know that somehow you're actually you're being too intrusive or invasive into their life and so there's a there's a norm that's developed around having this communications be without any cues any facial cues at all as you point out and has certain implications has a lot of implications especially for kids who are growing up and that's the main mode in which they're communicating so i mean we all know that texting
a what's happening at all of that you know it's obviously here to stay so what advice would you give to people so that it doesn't in a sense take over your life and especially as you were mentioning to children who probably don't know any life without it sure sure i think i think that it is here to stay and and there's a lot of good things that it can do obviously it's incredibly convenient and so to think about it in that way is really important what can we do and i think that there's a lot of ways to build awareness and facilitator cultivate a different relationship with medium and a lot of people have so for example you know taking time out of taking being mindful to use the technology. in a way that you have greater control to put the going away when you're out shopping with friends and notice if that makes you anxious to you know maybe even take a twenty four hour period out of out of your week and and haptic three times that you can see that you can you actually don't rely on those on that medium in order
to feel safe and good world. for laura trott but it's fascinating we're going to have to leave it there though thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us thank you thank you. now the end of year holiday period is a busy time for postal services across the world but some of the liveries are trickier than others and we went to the u.s. city of detroit to experience a unique delivery route. welcome to the world's only floating postal code the way we go. when cargo ships from around the globe travel the great lakes this boat brings mail and a lifeline will become alongside or just be about us for if that's all right that'll be fine and they don't even have to stop somewhere between detroit and windsor canada a makeshift mailbox plunges down the freighters side. and returns with the daily
post. in an instant it's over. there on your porch. april through december if you're on an international freighter going down the detroit river this is the only way to get your mail and while every other postal code in the u.s. is fixed zip code for eight two two two goes wherever this boat goes this is captain. in eight hundred seventy four jim hogans great grandfather started using a rowboat to ferry messages supplies into later mailed to passing ships and a century later the fourth generation owner got the call they had found an opening in the middle of that summer and said hey i need to this afternoon and one thing led to another and here i am forty four years later so the importance of continuing at in the family as his what really makes sense to me now there is no business quite like it throughout the world and in major ports there are boats who do
deliveries to ships but the west is the only one of its kind that is specifically the extension of the u.s. post office it's got its own zip code it's its own boat and frankly knowing the crew there they're pretty unique to the company has delivered everything from pizza to a donkey this ship sank during a stormy delivery in two thousand and one killing two crew members now the family business is expanding for delivering groceries. to some of the ships to go by and also like to get a few other boats to do some other like charter things if possible just in time for the fifth generation. john hendren al jazeera detroit. still to come here on al-jazeera we need the lebanese basketball player who isn't letting is this ability to get in the way of his competitive sports or his demands for equality and ben stokes makes his return to cricket but things didn't go as he
would have liked all the details coming up in sports. the new era in television news. it doesn't say that it's a toss to do things in secret that are on the list we had actual victims who had so much torture detention and saying this was the cause of my arrest if you could. just stay there what we did. i got this conviction that everyone has a deep reservoir of thomas going to if you can give them the opportunity and wonderful things start to look at the actual distance there's at least twenty thousand for him to refugees who live here we badly need at this moment leadership until president hosni mubarak has resigned donald trump is going to be the next president retaliation with the other guy go back she's very kind of gas on us to believe that the rest of the behavior getting in the way was good record that.
he achieved something that never happened before. the same old people in lebanon are demanding fair treatment saying laws protecting them are rarely followed sunday is the worldwide day of persons with disabilities aimed at raising awareness of the same old people's rights m.t.s. thai bridgeport's from beirut. says the best word to describe him would be competitive. several times a week he comes to this basketball court in central beirut to practice drills he's
part of a wheelchair basketball league and also takes part in marathons over the years yousif has won dozens of medals and trophies and says his disability which combines into a wheelchair has never stopped him from succeeding. i have challenged my disability and i have challenged this society l. even i ask every person with a disability to fight and face these obstacles because if we don't fight we will die use of his part of the lebanese welfare association for the handicapped that campaigns for the rights of disabled people according to government statistics around four hundred thousand lebanese live with disabilities and although legislation has been passed to protect them the laws are rarely enforced. those with physical challenges aren't the only ones who are fighting for rights and acceptance those struggling with other disability see big too often ignored and
excluded. works in administration at a high end bathroom and kitchen design store in central beirut he was born with down syndrome and has been working there for the past four years says he loves his job. i am very happy. i have. planned here. runs the company he says some of his staff were initially uncomfortable with the idea of having a colleague who is disabled something he believes is common for most workplaces in lebanon but soon after she started working there attitudes began to change had a bill is an asset for all of us he's a catalyzer of good spirit of joy. and we had a feeling great and played for force had been that is among us. says
despite all of his awards and medals because of his disability he still doesn't feel fully accepted by society and that others like him are still too often excluded from work and other opportunities which is why until that changes continue his fight for the rights of all disabled people in lebanon. al-jazeera beirut ok now it's time to get all the sport with. thank you so much barbara or manchester city have reestablished their eight point lead at the top of the english premier league they did so by beating west ham they did have to come from behind the cloister nicholas are some men and with a less than ten minutes left david silva got the winner that victory means city called arsenal and chelsea is record of thirteen consecutive wins in a single premier league season this is how the top of the table looks after fifteen games city are undefeated united can they go up next sunday when the to manchester
teams play each other now struggling italian team bennett and so had their keeper to thank for their first ever points albertz are bringing ollie ventured forward for a free kick and headed home a ninety fifth minute equaliser against ac milan it ended better vento his record breaking run of fourteen straight defeats in its least top league. the fourth season of formula to racing is just got underway in hong kong this is the series that uses only electric powered cars let's have a listen to what they sound like. quite the roar of a traditional petrol engine but organizers believe they can generate a marketable sporting product and help speed up the development of electric cars for regular road users b.m.w. audi in jackie worth of already involved more porsche mercedes are set to join up in the future the series began in twenty four seen with a race in beijing's olympic park there were ten things twenty drivers and over
a seven month season they raced on street circuits in eleven cities because of a top speed of around two hundred twenty five kilometers per hour that compares to formula one cars which can top three hundred sixty kilometers per hour for marie is a sport where fans can vote to directly affect the action the three drivers with the most fun boost folks receive extra power in the second half of the race but earlier on we spoke to formally commentator john nicholls who is in hong kong for the start of the season he says the lack of noise can actually make the sport's more accessible. it is strange to get used to the cars not having noise and and i totally get that as a massive motor sport found i love a screaming engine that deafens me and i can't hear anything for the next few days but you're there for the racing you're there to see who wins you're there for the competition and that all still exists in an environment where people can bring their kids if they want to because they're going to have to wear ear defenders and
all of that sweating and you can run it in the hope you would never been able to run in the center of hong kong an event that used really loud engines that sort of woke up the whole city every time they went out there is just not possible so. for the strangeness of not having the noise the positives you get back to the locations in which four maries able to race. when formery first started essentially all the cars with the same now you're getting more and more big manufacturers coming in spending money building their own power trains electric motors batteries that sort of thing to put in the back of the car and as a result it's just getting bigger and and bigger. home and he was there before it was known to be needed that makes sense when for it was a lot people say well why do we need a raising championship for electric cars. in the years since then it's become apparent that the red. horse you are joining the championship must who are going to be joining the champ you all need
a market or your platform on which to market their electric vehicles and i think it's not so much for me it's changed it's pretty much the same as it was when it started three years ago it's just getting bigger i don't see it overtaking the one and being the biggest motor sports series in the world simply because of the history the formula one has going back to nine hundred fifty and association that people have with with formula one but i think already has it has a very bright future there's no doubt about that with all these manufacturers coming on board because as they have to have somewhere to show off their electric cars and what they can do with electric vehicle technology australia have taken control of the second ashes test against england england finished a tour of this first ever day night ashes test on twenty nine for one of this after australia had declared on four hundred forty eight shaun marsh they're hitting an unbeaten century australia already one up in the series. and there's a few nations they're. probably going to their nani and. gilligan and.
just obviously extremely happy and you know hundred my countrymen to get a hundred is pretty special. that it's not impossible to school runs it lose a lot of the bet is made starts so it's not impossible the school runs. a long time on lifting the guy and so. you know it's it'll be up to want to be are going to go out and make a big school and not just that forty fifty well one player england could do with his all round a bend stokes who suspended from national cittie he made a poor return i debbie singh for cancer free in new zealand the all round outfits and failed to take wickets stocks has been barred from england duty while u.k. police investigate an alleged assaults he was involved. indeed captain vera kohli has had a second double century as many tests kohli's effort helped india's a five hundred thirty six for seven in the thirty eight sri lanka sri lanka won thirty one to three at the close. and competitors at one of the world's most
extreme foot races have been negotiating its longest day a sister event to the legendary marathon the song which takes place in the sahara is ongoing now in south america stage four in peru a seventy kilometers challenge the week long event consists of a two hundred forty kilometer route and apart from strictly russian water runners have to carry all their own supplies ok that is i suppose looking at skeptics about at the sound amazing and thank you and that's it for me sue turton is going to have one using just a few minutes about. facing
the realities if a piece of machinery goes wrong is there a chain of litigation true which we can bring an ecosystem to bear getting to the heart of the matter i don't think we need of the wall but some of my petition is just that he had a story on talk to al-jazeera at this time. we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring in the news and current events that matter to you al-jazeera. if you are in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time as aiming to a place america and around the world all the chinese are not that stupid these guys
want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time jesse of. the world's largest humanitarian crisis millions caught up in the civil war all jazeera world examines the roots of the conflict in yemen and the complex history that through a country into perpetual time. in a unique you know that separation or that the north and the salt dualisms are part of history. yemen the north south divide this time. the rebels in yemen say they fired a cruise missile towards the united.