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often being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the fields covering the united nations and global the policy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happen and what happens there matters. sixty seven words that spelled promise for one people. but disaster for another. the bled to the establishment of the jewish homeland at the expense of the palestinians. the story of the british declaration the change the middle east bound for seeds of discord on al-jazeera.
volkswagens former c.e.o. is facing criminal charges for trying to cover up the automakers diesel emissions cheating. and. this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. the first awareness i had was during that interview lots of. conflicting stories over who knew what and when a president trumps payment to form a pornstar. brain and dust storms in parts of india kill more than one hundred people. and. so it's millions of uses edging them to change their passwords.
the former chief executive of german comic a volkswagen has been charged in the united states of of the diesel emissions scandal martin venta cotton is accused of lying to regulate his about fake emission results up to eleven million v.w. cars were found to be emitting pollution as much as forty times more than the legal limit resigned after the scandal became public in september twenty fifteen john hendren has more details. martin more news now the highest ranking former official accused of a crime in the admissions scandal in the u.s. corn the former chief executive officer of it was accused of four counts of federal . times in the united states one of conspiring to cheat the u.s. emissions system and three counts of wire fraud that he's using email in order to achieve that he faces the big ten show years in prison but he could avoid prosecution entirely simply by remaining in germany that is because germany does
not extradite for crimes outside of the european union so he could simply remain in germany and that is what five lower ranking officials did when they were indicted they remain in germany and died by the u.s. but alluding prosecution to officials who did plead guilty in the united states from v.w. are facing hefty prison terms one of seven years one of three years the u.s. attorney general jeff sessions says this shows that the admissions cheating scandal in the u.s. occurred at the highest levels of the w. and he says it will be prosecuted to the highest extent of the law nevertheless vinter corn gets the final vote there he could avoid prosecution simply by remaining in germany. a u.s. president donald trump has changed a story about hush money paid to a porn star who she says that she had an affair with him a decade ago donald trump says he didn't initially know about the one hundred
thirty dollars payment to stormy daniels but later learned about it white house correspondent kelly holcomb reports. a shifting story from u.s. president donald trump appearing at the white house rose garden ironically on the national day of prayer trump spoke about the importance of face but nothing about a lie he told reporters a month ago aboard air force one you heard. stormy daniels is an adult film star full alleges she had an affair with trump a two thousand and six trucks lawyer michael cohen paid her one hundred thirty thousand dollars during the presidential election campaign to keep quiet and for the first time a member of the. as its legal team rudy giuliani admitted the president knew about that payment from move through over the president repeated that could put the president in legal jeopardy because the campaign never disclosed the pavement ad it
exceeds the twenty five thousand dollars legal limit for contributions that money was not campaign money sorry i'm giving you a fact now that you don't know it's not campaign money but melanie sloan a former federal prosecutor says that legal argument is flawed if they made the payment to stormy daniels with the intent that it influenced the campaign it can be an in kind contribution which also can be a felony given the amount on thursday trump defended the move on twitter saying payments like the one to daniels are very common among celebrities and people of wealth the latest scandal follows a shakeup in donald trump's legal team two lawyers have left in the past two months just as there are more questions about another controversy whether or not trump's presidential campaign colluded with russia kimberly help at al-jazeera at the white house well the president his lawyers and the white house press secretary have made
contradictory statements about the payments to stormy daniels the press secretary was asked by reporters about whom you want and when. giuliani stated and i'll refer you back to his comments this was information that the president didn't know at the time but eventually war the president has denied and continues to the underlying claim and again i've given the best information i had at the time. and more than one hundred people have been killed in a powerful dust and rain storm in india it destroyed homes destructed electricity and uprooted trees in north. and pradesh reports. the storm struck in the dead of night as the slept in their homes leaving a trail of destruction and its weight i. for much of stand with a project even the capital new delhi there were intense bursts of lightning accompanied by hail and rain the worst affected flow rural areas pulling trees hit
buildings destroying homes killing dozens of people inside and disrupting power supplies across the regions. all the private and government hospitals have been alerted government to minister pool resources have been mobilized and we are taking the help of the private sector as well people are helping to and we are trying to get all the into hospital and clear the roads dust storms are always expected ahead of the incoming monsoon season but not of this strength and killing so many people . in our district we have information of five deaths due to a high intensity to understand at least twenty two people are critically injured and i've been given treatment at a trauma center of the district hospital while relief work has already started in the affected areas it will take days to restore power and with livestock having been affected by the storms people's livelihoods have also been impacted
a worrying sign ahead of the impending monsoon season sunit i have all al-jazeera. and the red cross is appealing for more aids to help victims of flooding in kenya rising waters have left at least one hundred people dead and forced some two hundred thousand from their homes anderson has traveled to the worst hit area near the village of garson in town county. never had much now they've lost everything not just a home and their possessions but the life of their thirteen year old daughter taken by a vast surge of water as the river timer burst its banks some people had to swim for their lives some were stranded ruchir baba and her daughter were my thought were in a rescue boat that capsized in strong currents here and one of her daughter's friends survived but the floodwaters swept away were my third along with a baby girl whose body has not been recovered. isn't speaking her husband was on
dry land watching helplessly. i was that i did that would had capsized some people. i tried to take off my shirt in getting them but i was held back some women were holding on to branches when you mean or today because a while be deceived. but carol and his family are among more than sixty four thousand people living in dire conditions like this in rivertown a county alone and there was already a cholera outbreak before the flooding most of the health facilities. munched with water or more rooms so accessibility has been a big problem to this you can sense the fear here the flood levels are still rising there are reports that water has been released from the dams further upstream and the people here want to know what they're supposed to do next that question doesn't
have an immediate answer for now at least they have a safe water supply that it's from this one of only three filtration and treatment systems in the region people also want to know why they're suffering from what they believe is climate change a few months back there was a lengthy drought now what is supposed to be seasonal rains are the heaviest and most prolonging for two decades and ruth simmons al-jazeera send in kenya. now if you have a twitter account the social media sites says it you should change your password the company discovered a computer glitch that stored some passwords on the internal system in an unprotected form they were kept in readable text rather than disguise with a random set of numbers and letters twitter says that the problem has now been fixed and no data was stolen or misused lariam a gate is the c.e.o.
of connect safety. and internet safety and privacy and security organization he says that twitter should be credited for letting users know about the problem. it is a pretty big mistake and the good news of course is that they claim at least at the gate it was not breached which means that with if it was seen by anybody it was seen by twitter employees that's bad enough because good best practices faith that no one not even the c.e.o. of the company should be think anybody's password but you know it was a software glitch i can't tell you how the glitch happened but obviously it's something that they are embarrassed by but to their credit they did put out an alert they let people know they think they could have ignored it but they decided to share it and urging people to change their password i would say it's impossible that an employee could have grabbed it and fed it to family that's the type of risk that you want to avoid i'm sure that most twitter employees are very reputable but you know they've got a lot of employees and there could have been a sort of a rotten apple there i doubt it but i wouldn't rule it out so in abundance of
caution of a thing just everybody should change their password and by the way make it a unique password and a strong password and gold mining companies in south africa have rates to four hundred million dollars settlement to compensate thousands of minus a contracted fatal lung diseases i'll just say was welcomed by proponents thomas lipos his lungs a so badly damaged he says he struggles to predict if he works any faster than this . and worked in gold mines in south africa for more than thirty yes' we met him here at his home in the mountain kingdom of. he told us the conditions were found and worst on the ripon tide. there's been a lot to how there was a lot of dust i wouldn't be able to see a person standing right next to it not that they were not struck just to go and i mean it was thick is who try to use the water to listen that we had no choice it
was the a part of it there are a few jobs here in the thirty that's why thomas traveled to south africa to look for work many millions from neighboring countries of them the same and his story is typical of many of those he worked in the mines when he became too thick to work he lost his job he told him his son could be sent to replace him so he came home and he's lived here ever since. a rock from a blast blinded him in one eye that's what cost him his job he already had tuberculosis. doctors since told him the t.v. was because of his work and that he also had silicosis permanent lung damage caused by inhaling silica dust now he might finally be compensated. he's among thirty thousand miners he was represented in a class action the first of its kind here the lawyers behind it have announced that affected miners will be paid in a settlement with six gold mining groups they say it's scientific progress that
helped they didn't know what about silica dust and that was they knew it existed and they knew of course only costs but they didn't know how much of it should be in the last year it's been a lot of advances on hard to make the dance and hard to prevent the dust from being in the atmosphere. there's been gold mining in south africa for one hundred years the lawyers say thousands of cases of silicosis recorded gold miners since the one nine hundred seventy s. we can just do a little something to hold these companies that are still here to hold them accountable to change this account to root this culture of impunity and to bring some relief. to music terms who are still alive today thomas might be eligible for about twelve thousand dollars for his lung damage he says he'll invest it in his small farm he says the mining company took his health forever. now you might
get something in return malcolm webb al jazeera. coming up on al-jazeera getting out where rebels are heading out of the latest surrender dealing in syria plus. in london inside the world's largest victorian glass house of a huge restoration project it's home to some of the world's rarest dogs. from long flowing winds to an inch on to greece. welcome back we've still got some rain to contend with across southern parts of china and that extends into northern parts of vietnam and indeed into laos and parts of me amar hong kong probably drive through much of friday shanghai too and
then as we head into saturday will find the rain pushing way further towards the north so this rain along the showing of the yangtze river valley and shanghai looks wet but further south it should be fine for hong kong and it should be dry and brighter for hanoi the temperatures there into the low thirty's for southeastern parts of asia we're looking at rather too bright conditions across much of the philippines you're in the course of friday some heavy rain across southern parts of vietnam and then southwards into borneo isolated shower as much as you'd expect but dry for much of the time it's area looks fine across much of java and bali and up through the main plants or we'd like to say you want to choose showers here but jenny weather conditions not looking too bad for singapore kuala lumpur a few showers around the gulf of thailand into south asia we still got some big storms here ahead of the monsoon rain so certain across parts of bangladesh the eastern states of india we're looking at some very heavy downpours otherwise is the heat still really above average temperatures in many areas forty two the high night poor delhi not far behind with a maxim here of forty the weather sponsored by qatar race.
canada a country of promise and opportunity for my grim work is but with little protection from the state authorities many are forced to pay extortionate relocation phase and a saddled with heavy debts there's an adult in the lot to come to canada here seven pounds and lot of langley in one brave group of indonesia and workers speak out and seek justice for their exploitation migrant dreams a witness documentary on al-jazeera. watch al-jazeera one of our top stories this hour the former chief executive of
german comic a volkswagen has been charged with lying to emissions regulators in the united states wants an event to kong was in charge when up to eleven million v.w. diesel cars were found to be releasing pollution up to forty times of of the legal limit. more than one hundred people have been killed in a powerful dust and rain storm in india it destroyed homes cuts electricity and approach to trees in northern states of largest on and lots of pradesh. and twitter is urging on its users to change that pos well it's off to a computer bug caused some to be stored in a reachable form social network site says that the problem has now been fixed and no data was stolen
or misused. and france's president has arrived in new caledonia it's about a mcallen's first visit to the french territory in the south pacific ahead of an independence vote set for november the majority of the island's indigenous contact
ethnic group supports a full break with france the president's office says it will not express a position on the vote and will focus on commemoration and remembrance during his visit. angie thomas is at a rally in new me and hi andrew says this is it does come a quite a crucial time but what does the cross hope to achieve. and as you say the referendum that comes in november of this year will be a really important one here does new caledonia split from france become an independent country or does it stay with france at the moment they say remote territory in the south pacific it's part of france it's part of the european union people have votes in presidential elections they same deputies to the
french assembly it's very much part of france but a significant proportion of the population here don't want that people here tell you this is a pro france rally they want to stick with france and opinion polls suggest that
they do have a narrow majority and they should win the election over the referendum i should say president. as rep arraigned he has not expressed a personal or presidential opinion on whether or not this territory should split for bronze but what he wants a bubble is for the process to be accepted but no one to boycott this referendum because that really would spell trouble because that has happened before so he's spending a lot of time with the indigenous kind of population here and also french who have moved here in the last few decades to try and make sure that they seen as a legitimate process so that nobody at the end of it all can argue about the result . and actually what is it about the relationship between france and the e.u. and where we are right now in terms of this particular territory that's poll tested this point well new caliber. new caledonia was taken by the
french in the middle of the nineteenth century a possession act unilaterally passed in france in eighteen fifty three that still technically governs here and that has legs as you can imagine to some tension between the indigenous people who their ancestors were essentially invaded by by. the french so in the one thousand nine hundred when there was a another referendum here on independence you see a flag passing my face that back claimed there was a lot of violence a lot of tension between the two sides it actually led to about seventeen deaths and that's what nobody wants to hear and in that referendum they probably independent saw it actually boycotted the process it was seen as completely illegitimate that is not what president macro wants this time around here's a little of what he said that. interest was lizzie's to keep them in our history like you say can sometimes be jostled around and cause harm i believe that if we know how to take the part of history that links us in the future and today we will only become stronger. so there is president saying that above
all he wants this to be a peaceful process and that is his absolute priority he's unlikely to come back to new caledonia before the referendum in the end of being on the other side of the well this is a very very long way for french president to travel as i say he just wants to make sure that if crisis gets under way as campaigning begins like this event here behind me in the right way and stays this way right through to november many polls at the moment suggest this will stay french but that is not so and then of course there is the wider geopolitics here at the wider world will be looking at base because china's influence across the pacific it's growing this is an important outpost of western while the french. of course australia have vices nearby in australia but there's also the american influence here as well president. says that with for example brics states france will be the only european union country with territories in the pacific he would like that to stay that way even though he
doesn't explicitly so they start some implications beyond just independence for new caledonia and to thomas life trust in him yeah thank you. now syrian rebels have surrounded an enclave in the northern homs countryside to government forces they've been given the option to either pledge of allegiance to the government or move to rebel held territory in the north and what of reports. russian military commanders led the negotiations on behalf of the syrian government rebel factions controlling the northern countryside of homs were given an ultimatum reconcile with the state or surrender and move to rebel held territory in northern syria to avoid an all out military offensive. military pressure has piled on the armed groups a few days ago the pro-government alliance heavily bombarded the region which is at a strategic crossroads linking the main population centers under government control the opposition had little choice around three hundred thousand syrians live there
many of them forced from their homes elsewhere in syria the northern homs countryside is the latest rebel held area to surrender the opposition has been losing ground since its biggest defeat in years the fall of eastern huta in early april followed a fierce and intense bombing campaign the pro-government alliance then use the threat of military action to force rebels in the enclave northeast of damascus to bring about their surrender the same tactic was used on opposition armed groups in southern damascus rebels in the districts. agreed to leave some seventeen thousand people fighters their family members and others who were involved in opposition activities are leaving in the nearby iso controlled districts and how the fighting continues between the armed groups and government forces but in those districts there were a few hundred fighters belonging to him. the group formerly known as they surrendered and were moved to northern syria the opposition continues to control the province
of idlib in the northwest border with turkey they also hold parts of the southern provinces of dirt and sway the close to the borders of jordan and israel in recent weeks the process government alliance has been focusing on recapturing besieged areas close to its strongholds northern homs is the last significant piece of territory the rebels control that is not along an international border what comes next is more complicated. any offensive to recapture the whole of the problems would cause tensions with turkey which deployed troops as part of an agreement with russia. or. agreement with thirty. four of the situation in the north. an offensive in the southern corner of syria is also just complicated there is the possibility of escalating tensions with israel relieved are worried if the syrian regime. advances toward the border.
with. militia its president bashar al assad has repeatedly pledged to recapture every inch of syrian territory but future bella terry operations may have different calculations so to. beirut. now the i should arab emirates has sent troops to a remote yemeni island so is a unesco unesco world heritage site and is based in the gulf of aden a situation along an imported oil trade the military deployment by the u.a.e. follows a visit to the island by yemen's prime minister on wednesday here many troops were reportedly expelled from the territory the u.s. been expanding its influence in southern yemen as part of the saudi that coalition there. plus a quarter is known as the galapagos all of the indian ocean is home to the unique
dragons blood tree and hundreds of rest species about a third of those animals aren't found anywhere else in the world so sixty thousand residents have lived almost isolated from the outside world they now find themselves at the center of a power struggle between yemen's government and the u.n. team. mahmoud abbas has been reelected as chairman of the palestine liberation organization executive committee his expected reappointment came at the end of a meeting in ramallah of the palestinian national council it was the first time the four met in twenty two years has been called and caught in response to trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and move its embassy. now mozambique's opposition leader. has died the sixty five year old former rebel leader was found dead at his home in. the armed group or namo which
four to sixteen years civil war against the ruling from leo fred. movement the man now emerged as opposition party to a peace deal in one thousand nine hundred ninety two but didn't fully disarm. and bill cosby and the ruin polanski had experienced spelled from the organization that manages the prestigious oscars movie awards and santa cosby was convicted of sexual assault last month oscar winning director polanski has admitted to raping a thirteen year old girl in one thousand nine hundred seventy seven the us academy of motion picture an arson science says the decision reflects the standards of conduct. now the world's largest victorian class haas has reopened for the first time in five years in the u.k. it's home to fifteen hundred species of plants many of which are extremely rare and require specialist care the kew gardens have permits houses once again to be opened
to scientists around the world charlie angelo went to take a look. an architectural wonder in heaven for horticulturalists kew gardens a vast victorian greenhouse is open again to the public it's taken five years of restoration moving in ten thousand plants from the world's temperate climates where it's not too hot not too cold this is the largest victorian glass house in the world it's maybe two hundred metres long eventually consists of five separate buildings each grade one listed it's this is unesco world heritage site and it's open to the public every day of the year as well so dismantling this building restoring it taking all the plants out returning them it has been a hugely complex project. inside a plant that can feed the world like the end said a staple quote but ethiopia a cousin of the plant which kew scientists hope could be used throughout africa there are plants that supply medicine and plants that a purely beautiful thing all these plans on the one we've picked pretty positive
picture of global biodiversity that in the wild the species are at risk of stiction the foundation of life but farming logging development in climate change a putting them at risk the species a part of q gardens living collection used by scientists in charge of them is scott taylor we grow plants of really hard scientific value notably conservation he was a conservation organization we got about two hundred fifty species growing in a hail of fifteen hundred conservation writings from vulnerable to extinct in the wild species here extinct in the wild which means you don't find them anywhere else and night showed one of those now extinct species is the end. which survives is the time when dinosaurs rode a favorite here with botanists all specimen hair has actually been a community of the engine twenty years which is spectacular and the story behind this is quite unique and. last time is an offset of the original specimen found in
the only male specimen found in the wild these plants a part of everyday life the food we eat to the clothes we wear the materials we use and the medicines we take too often we take them for granted. london. headlines here on al-jazeera the former chief executive of german call make a volkswagen has been charged with lying to emissions reckon latest in the us martin venter khan was in charge when up to eleven million v.w. diesel cars were found to be releasing pollution up to forty times more than the legal limit. the u.s. president has changed his story about hush money paid to a porn star sony daniels says that she had an affair with donald trump a decade ago now admits to reimbursing his lawyer for payments made to daniels but
earlier he said that he didn't know anything about the money. thomas press secretary was all spy reporters about who knew what and also who knew when. you're giuliani stated and i'll refer you back to his comments this was information that the president didn't know at the time but eventually learned the president has denied and continues to deny the underlying claim and again i've given the best information i had at the time. and i'm more than one hundred people have been killed in a powerful dust and rain storm in india it destroyed homes cut and atrocity and also operative trees in the northern states of largest with a british officials say it's the strongest storm in decades. now twitter is urging all its users to change their passwords after a computer bug caused some to be stored in a readable form social network says the problem has now been fixed and no data was
stolen or misused by bill cosby and roman polanski have been expelled from the organization that manages the prestigious oscars movie awards and the ten the cosby was convicted of sexual assault last month and oscar winning director polanski admits to rape of a thirteen year old girl in one nine hundred seventy seven the us academy of motion picture arts and sciences says the decision reflects its standard of conduct thanks for watching up next is inside a story i'll see soon. thursday much world quest for.