tv NEWSHOUR Al Jazeera July 4, 2018 12:00am-1:01am +03
as a journalist loves. getting to the truth as little as. possible to. zero . this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes a humanitarian crisis in southern syria jordan and israel refused to open their borders to tens of thousands of refugees despite a plea from the u.n. . found alive but still trapped deep inside a cave in thailand might could take weeks to get twelve boys and their coach out safely. a dramatic fall from grace in malaysia for prime minister najib razak is
arrested by anti corruption investigators. and. all of the day's sport. and anger into thirds of the world cup quarter final defeat in colombia in a penalty shootout and more from russia twenty eighteen and later this news hour. jordan and israel are refusing to open their borders to thousands of refugees who fled a government offensive in southern syria the u.n. says as many as three hundred thirty thousand people have been forced from their homes because of the assault on our province jordan already hosts more than half a million syrian refugees and says it can't cope with any more it sending food and water across but insists the border will remain shot so i know how to report.
jordan israel won't let them in and their towns are battlegrounds these people are trapped. the syrian government offensive and that our province now into its third week has displaced more than a quarter of a million people according to the united nations some are living in makeshift tents many others out in the open they have little food water or medicine or protection from the heat there is a humanitarian crisis and the united nations is calling on jordan and neighboring countries to open their borders to allow refugees in we recognize that jordan lebanon and turkey have long hosted a large number of refugees particularly from syria since the beginning of the syrian conflict it's been heartening to see many people in these countries doing what they can. to call on their governments to keep the border open and to gather food and water for syrian refugees. we call on the jordanian government keep its
borders open for other countries in the region to step up and receive the fleeing civilians jordan's leaders say they can't cope with more refugees instead they say aid is being delivered to them across the border in syria and they say it's up to the u.n. to obtain approval from government leaders interim ask us to allow in supplies to reach our province jordan's foreign minister says the focus should be on preventing more devastation i'll be meeting with the russian foreign minister lover up there for a discussion on how we can work towards a cease fire and create conditions of the ground under which people would feel safe and also a discuss the facilitation of the provision of supplies to syria and their country on their land indeed our syrian government troops are advancing with the help of russian airstrikes troops have seized towns and villages under rebel control and through so-called reconciliation deals that involve a return of president bashar assad's rule sixty percent of daraa is now under government control and the offensive is continuing to pressure the remaining rebel
held areas to surrender russia has been negotiating on behalf of the syrian government with rebel factions the opposition says russia is only offering one option they're describing it as a humiliating to mand to surrender it involves rebels handing over their weapons and accepting state control opposition activists have told us russia is not offering them the possibility to move to the rebel controlled province of. several rebel commanders fighters and opposition leaders are refusing to reconcile with the state they live under the rule. they also refused to stay without international security guarantees rebels are hoping for a deal that would make jordan a guarantor of the safety of the civilians negotiations are difficult. beirut. the un security council is due to hold an emergency meeting on the situation in dar on thursday at least fifteen people have died because of severe conditions at the
jordan syria border ernest smith spent the day at the crossing a long war. some aid has been getting through this crossing point between jordan and syria and just on the other side of the fence here we believe there are at least twenty five thousand syrian refugees syrians fleeing the fighting in and around. three separate towns have been set up for men women and children there on the syrian side of the jordanian mira military says it's treated one hundreds of casualties people injured by the bombardment people escaping the bombardment but the jordanian military say that as soon as those people have been treated that being sent back over to the syrian side so the most seriously injured have been sent to hospitals in amman the jordanian capital but again as soon as they're treated being sent back again into syria. we received people of all
ages from young children to old people and we've treated all of them we've had pregnant women people suffering from burned hundreds of casualties. the jordanian government like the israeli government also is sticking to their decision not to allow any more syrian refugees in the jordanians say they've got six hundred fifty thousand syrians here already they can't cope with anymore they can't afford to take anymore ends up at the moment that border stays closed but the number of refugees arriving here keeps getting higher and higher rescues in thailand are working out how to extract a young football team and their coach who are trapped deep inside a cave a thirteen strong group have been there for ten days now and while they're in relatively good health heavy rain is forecast and that could make the flooding inside the cave worse it's got hired lawyers at the site. well i have. at first glance the crowded in busy center for the rescue effort looks like it has
for more than a week the good news that the boys were found by two british divers on monday night means only half of the job here is done. for. that second half of the job will be very difficult getting them all out safely family members are already thinking of what they'll do once they are out when off the road he won't see joan heard the good news all she wanted to do was hug her nephew but oh my god i hope all of them come out safely no tenney my nephew everyone who's stuck in the cave divers and doctors are now going back and forth to the boys and the football coach who found refuge on a ledge when the cave flooded following terentia rain the divers are checking on their health and taking them food and water they're said to be in good health with
only slight injuries but there may said the group is four hundred metres further into the cave system than the so-called potty a beach section where rescuers originally thought they might be. getting them out isn't expected to be easy reaching them requires a technically difficult and dangerous dive through narrow passages and low visibility and the trapped teenagers will have to be quickly trained to use scuba equipment so they can swim out a day after the boys and their coats were found all eyes are focused here and that's for two reasons this is where the dive teams are headquartered but also this is most likely where the thirteen will exit the cave and be loaded into ambulances when they will see daylight for the first time is difficult to predict rescue teams are pumping water out of the cave and continue their search for another escape route because of the difficult conditions for rescuers both in and outside the cave like the search operation the rescue is expected to be slow going scott harder al-jazeera. when haye has more now from the scene of the cave rescue. so
far there is no indication that the procedure to try to bring the thirteen people out of the cave has begun the local administration here in chiang rai province that is leading this operation is saying that it wants to stop that procedure as soon as possible it's saying that could mean immediately that could be in a week it could be a month but they cannot commit to a particular time frame because it is such a changeable situation and there are a few reasons for that they want to guarantee that it is as safe as possible before they stop their procedure of bringing them out they want to make sure that the thirteen the boys and their football coach are as healthy as possible and as strong as possible to begin what will be a very long possibly slow and certainly dangerous trip out of the cave to try to build up their strength their navy personnel in there with them around the clock
also medical staff giving them some basic food supplies giving them other medical attention but so far all indications are from those rescue personnel who are with the thirteen at the moment they seem to be in amazingly good health and good spirits considering the ordeal that they have been through and the ordeal they continue to go through malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has issued an apology after being arrested by anti corruption investigators they've been building a case against him over the disappearance of billions of dollars from a state fund when he was in power louis has details from kuala lumpur. this is where former prime minister najib razak will be spending the night at the headquarters of the anti corruption agency before he is charged in court on wednesday anticorruption agents questioned one chip in maine in connection with ten million dollars allegedly deposited into his personal bank account from a state company known as s r c international which was part of the state investment
fund one and being the seizure of designer handbags and millions of dollars in cash from his homes was part of a wider investigation into stealing from one end. of the fund was started by not just soon after he became prime minister in two thousand and nine not given his associates are alleged to have embezzle for one hard billion dollars from one n.d.p. not just has repeatedly denied committing any crime describing the investigation as a political witch hunt hours after his arrest a prerecorded video message was posted on his social media accounts it appeared to have been prepared in an to supply of his arrest the one n.d.p. scandal is seen as partly to blame for his party's defeat in the general election in may on seating a political alliance that has ruled malaysia since independence sixty one years ago news of not just arrest has been greeted with delight by some finally like it's the
nation that have to find the money and to get that. young son that called up a corrupt government that uses bribes nepotism and cronyism nobbut the leaders have finally been caught it is an achievement these leaders must be brought to justice and be charged for their wrongdoing. a small group of not just supporters turned up outside the anticorruption headquarters to protest this innocence and demand his release they believe not just assertions that the money in his bank account was a donation despite not just arrest the investigation into one and continues his son . sesame hotham mohammed has said please have an almost perfect case against and his allies anticorruption officers have questioned not just stepson. he's alleged to have spent some of the misappropriated one m.t.b. funds to produce a hollywood film more arrests could take place florence lee al jazeera.
mexico's president elect has met the current president in a key opinion yet to discuss his transition to office in december and. obrador who won a landslide victory in sunday's election has said he'll hold a referendum halfway through his term in three years time to let voters decide if he should stay in power from home and has more from mexico city. this was really a symbol of a sea change in mix kampala takes the current mix can president riek opinion yet from the governing pre party meeting president elect lopez obrador now the pre party has really been seen as the central column of mexican governance for almost one hundred years now president elect lopez obrador a leftist populist party is only four years old it's really been formed around him it's called morena. past and its future at least for the next six years coming into contact what did they talk about one of the issues was nothing the free trade
alliance that links mexico the united states and canada it's being renegotiated at the moment on the insistence of president trump of the united states lopez obrador has indicated that he wants mexico to stay in that part but only if it's for the benefit of the country also understood scotian was a new port for the capital of the country that's costing thirteen billion dollars it's currently under construction and lopez obrador had indicated previously that he would scrap that plan so some things to be resolved there the new president elect was careful in a press conference that he gave alone after the meeting to try and reassure the markets a lot of the markets and business leaders as well in the country who are worried about this leftist leader coming to coming into power he said they would respect the autonomy of mexico's central bank so he has a lot of other problems that he also has to deal with record levels of violence in
the country fifty three million mexicans under the poverty line and also widespread corruption he now has a five month transition period to start coming up with solutions to those problems before he's sworn in and watching out of their news hour live from london is much more on program still to come creating. but uphill battle a warning that humanitarian help alone will not solve the range of crisis on group calls for a political solution. claims that unaccompanied migrant children have been subject to abuse in the u.s. detention centers. and rafael nadal continues his quest for a third wimbledon title he tells national sport. the libyan navy says sixty three refugees and migrants are missing feared drowned in the mediterranean after their inflatable boat sank on monday and there are
reports another seven including two children drowned on tuesday on monday night the libyan red crescent recovered another seventeen bodies on the beach in tripoli believed to have been among at least one hundred three refugees including three babies who drowned on friday when their boat capsized. the captain of a german humanitarian ship lifeline says the libyan coast guard threatened to kill him and his crew the rescue ship was detained last week when it docked in malta with two hundred thirty four refugees on board after italy refused to offer it safe for. the libyan coast guard has threatened us and the crew and especially me with there is a radio message of the libyan coast guard while the ship was sailing close to us saying. that makes me wonder about the organization europeans were with the ones that threaten the european citizens with murder for saving lives words fail me.
well libya's denying those claims went up to a head as more from tripoli. asylum seekers usually leave libyan sure's just a few kilometers from where i'm standing now and they usually take a rubber boats. which are in very bad conditions and. are usually overloaded with migrants and in many cases rubber boats sink in the mediterranean and many migrants die including women and children that have been two major of sinkings the last week and libya's coast guard says around one hundred seventy migrants are missing and that includes women and children and concerning the allegations by the energy operating in the mediterranean which accuse libya's coast a gold of getting the migrants at the spokesman of libya's navy commodore cost him strongly denies all those allegations and instead he accuses the ngos operating in
the mediterranean of helping people smugglers. also added that libya's navy gives only with the governments with governments of the european union he added that they they had only five boats and they needed maintenance and despite despite the fact that libya's coast world has been receiving aid. libya's course is still short of medical equipment and life lifesaving gear. international red cross has warned that humanitarian help alone will not solve the ridge refugee crisis it says political solutions are needed to help hundreds of thousands of people who fled to bangladesh the un texture general and high commissioner for refugees have been visiting the region to camps in cox's bazaar jhoom is also there. the un has been trying to highlight just how vulnerable the
population of or hinder refugees here in cox's this are bangladesh remains and where we are here in critical long can this really just highlights it highlights just how dangerous things are for the refugees it's monsoon season cyclons have not begun but look all around us this is what accumulated rainwater does these steep hills behind the steep muddy hills that most of them lacking vegetation well these huts are built on them when rain waters come means that this landscape is prone for natural disasters for landslides for flooding it's one of the reasons why people are so concerned and i spoke about that concern earlier with united nations high commissioner for refugees the legal grounding he talked about specifically the kind of trauma that the rains a refugee population has already encountered i came here last time in september just after they had just arrived the last group of seven hundred thousand and i found the camp in the deep trauma people wouldn't speak children would nice my women with recount the most horrifying stories of rape and violence i must say that
people are more confident now nine ten months of relative stability people are telling us at least you know we can sleep have given them a bit more confidence he's no less chilling. the stories that now we hear even more details are still very very frightening stories of abuse which means two things one is that we really need to. address it's just trauma with psychosocial interventions into that we need to address the root causes of these big through and find solutions back in their homes that have to be thinking fundamental for these people to go back to the world bank has announced that they are going to give around five hundred million dollars to the government of bangladesh to assist through him to refugees but the aid workers that i've been speaking with well they say that that's really just a drop in the bucket that this crisis is going to continue to unfold that it is severely underfunded and that there are hints of population is going to need
a lot more help. a second mare in the philippines has been shot dead in as many days ferdinand botti was leaving a government compound when he was gunned down by a man on a motorcycle it follows the deaths of men and turn your head lee lee who was shot while singing the national anthem in a flag raising ceremony the philippines president regurgitating hinted that he leaves killing may have been linked to illegal drugs it had his violent drug war has seen twelve elected local officials killed since twenty sixteen three of whom have been accused by the president of involvement in the drug trade policy gives police a green light to shoot suspected drug dealers dead in total it's seen four thousand two hundred suspects killed in the last two years opposition figures have accused of creating a culture of violence and making the philippines the murder capital of asia which is picking now to send her tree the director of the drug policy project at the institute for policy studies in washington d.c.
thanks very much for being with us so what do you think these murders will be properly investigated we'll find out actually who committed them. were unusual for this case they're referred it to the national bureau of investigations which is different from the philippine national police the philippine national police has a horrible horrible record of prosecuting their own people so they have about six hundred seventy four officers who've been claimed to have been involved in human rights abuses of that about think about nineteen have been fired the rest of been given very light administrative penalties not a single one has been convicted or tried in court and convicted of human rights abuses so but is it a clear link in your view that there is it that the drug policy is linked to these these killings that i mean obviously we don't exactly know but it is it your impression of what's happening here. it's too early to say however the one of the first mayor that was killed was thought to and it up on the government's drug watch list and people who end up on that list often turn up dead but it's not the first
but at the same time he was a tough on drugs mayor who emulated president to tear day who said he byard him and would subjugate his citizens to public humiliation and other strong arm tactics in order to carry out his own law and order policies however that's not unusual around the world we've seen throughout latin america for instance local mayors who who make a show of being tough on the war on drugs were in fact involved the drug trade themselves they were simply protecting their own monopolies so it's too early to say what exactly the context of this was in the philippines and overall how effective is this this new policy that you test has brought in is it making a difference in terms of the amount of drugs out there. not very much no but in fact you know the opposition senators claim over twenty thousand people have been killed in this drug war the past two years human rights watch puts that figure at above twelve thousand the police will only admit to forty two hundred of them or so
but a lot of people are getting killed the there is no justice for these people and president of territory has said just recently that families can expect no justice from him if they were even suspected of being involved the drug trade so this is an open season what's going on in the philippines seems to me it's much more of a program like inside nineteenth century russia and eastern europe less than a month rather than a modern drug war this is really about taking a cornucopia of social ills many of which are structural in nature and pinning it on to one little demographic group and saying look if we just get rid of these people just eliminate them things we want in roses again and we see a lot of autocrats and dust pots around the world use those kinds of tactics to further their own political power we've seen that in the united states for instance with president trump going after him as thirteen the mexican gang hitler did it to jews it's about scapegoating a minority group for a whole basket of social ills sent her thank you very much indeed for your thoughts and shopping thank you. thank you. i see two
thousand one hundred children separated from their parents at the u.s. border has led to mass protests that will serve jesus still holding on to twelve thousand children in custody most were children who crossed the border unaccompanied by their parents concerned about their treatment has been an issue for rights groups for you is one case against a detention center in virginia and i just employees have been abusive she has her times he has more. several recordings of migrant children separated from their parents have emerged over the last few weeks. and the response has been massive and green but a court hearing on tuesday and then the abuse of migrant children by u.s. authorities has been going on for years they handcuffed me and put a white bag of some kind over my head they took off all my clothes and put me into her straight chair where they touch my hands and feet to the chair they also put
a strap across my chest they left me naked and has to the chair for two and a half days including at night. that is one of many accounts of life at the sharp end of valley juvenile center in virginia sworn testimony recounts routine verbal and physical assault by staff and days of nude solitary confinement in freezing concrete cells these children when convicted of any crimes they say they were fleeing violence in their home countries their lawyers say they were subjected to malicious and sadistic applications of force by physical and psychological the center denies the charges since the obama administration latin american boys and girls twelve and up accused of being a gang member await a hearing in facilities like these we don't know if any children separated from their parents in recent weeks have been sent here but amount of says many children are falsely accused the youth were being screened as being involved individuals and then when they came into our care. and they were assessed by our clinical in case
management staff they weren't necessarily identified as being involved individuals in fact aid groups say these are simply children traumatized by violence in their home countries the reason they sought asylum in the us and that one's out shenandoah they are traumatised further lawyers say that information children give to social workers and medical staff is used to determine whether to send them to facilities like shenandoah for example a child expressing three. fear of gun violence may be classed as a gang member it is very troubling that whatever they tell their social worker their caseworker is not staying within that confidentiality and the child is trusting that caseworker and it is very troubling when that information is being shared outside of the scope of why that caseworker and social worker is is helping that child only a fraction of the some twelve thousand migrant children in the care of the u.s. government end up at facilities like this but it's hoped concern for children
separated from parents will lead to a wider review of the treatment of children held by u.s. authorities. the virginia stay with us on the news hour still to come on the program protests in poland over the controversial law that's been labeled a hood of a country's supreme court. here in kenya where thousands left with nothing by floods still waiting for a place to call home. and find out why sweden celebrating like it's nine hundred ninety four whatever again. the end. hello there we've got lots of hot weather still across year up still completely dry for us though we have one area of low pressure hey you can see all the cloud spiraling around it that's giving us a few outbreaks of rain and we're also seeing plenty of thunderstorms across parts
of france actually those are spreading further eastwards now so more across the alps there for wednesday and down the side of the adriatic as well and some of these downpours are likely to be pretty lively as we head through wednesday for thursday to on thursday the majority of them they will be over france into germany this is the region where there's the greatest risk of seeing a thunderstorm but some of them will be pushing further north as well into parts of england now that area of low pressure that was up in the northeastern part of our map that still where for thursday so still for some of us a little bit gray and a bit cool under that cloud as well for the other side of the mediterranean we've got this little area of cloud just working its way across parts of morocco and algeria it's not really giving us any significant rain but what it is doing is just keeping the edge off the temperatures a bit say twenty three degrees the maximum force in robots and fours analogies we're getting to twenty nine but it's very different in china's look at the temperature there right up at thirty nine degrees it really will be a very hot day for us for the east the winds are coming down across the mediterranean so it's not too hot for the north coast of egypt. with.
expelled from their base in jordan in lebannon left in the political. rebellion was rising in the ranks of the p.l.o. but was this just another inevitable step on the road to that this is a. story just for the conflict the cost out of sight his leadership in life. chronicling the turning story of struggle for a palestinian. history of a revolution on al-jazeera. fresh perspectives new possibility. see in this jenin there's a. north of the public support deflates in discussion when you see tough questions like this what comes to mind how do you respond before how global of all could
al-jazeera is that award winning programs take you on a journey around the globe. only here. in london of top stories here on al-jazeera jordan and israel are refusing to open their borders to thousands of refugees who fled a government offensive in syria's darragh problems the u.n. says as many as three hundred thirty thousand people have been forced from their homes because of the fighting. rescuers in thailand are working out how to extract a young football team in that coach who are trapped deep inside a cave the search team strong group was found alive on monday now but inside the
cave for ten days. relations former prime minister has been arrested by anti corruption agents najib razak is expected to be charged. on wednesday over his alleged involvement in embezzle mint and money laundering at the country's multi-billion dollar investment fund. is ready government has been given the go ahead to deduct some three hundred million dollars a year from the budget of the palestinian authority politicians passed a law allowing the money to be taken from taxes and tariffs the israeli government collects on the authorities behalf they accuse the palestinian authority of paying three hundred fifty million dollars last year to palestinian prisoners jailed for attacking israeli security forces and their families for a force that has more from the occupied west bank. in the occupied west bank incarceration is an issue that touches the life of family after family graffiti on the wall of one home celebrates a recent release from an israeli jail on the other side of the wall is some are
rooms home three of her six sons are in israeli prisons one held without charge two serving life sentences jihad was part of an armed cell that abducted and killed an israeli soldier his older brother imad was convicted of killing two alleged palestinian informants the palestinian detainees commission pays them respectively one thousand four hundred fifty and one thousand five hundred eighty dollars a month and the debts are about then you know it's never for the money they do it for their country and no one makes money out of this it's no lowance that they spend on themselves it's their lives and that are wasted behind them or on their own for. the payments don't just go to current and former prisoners compensation is also paid to families of palestinians killed by israeli forces whether or not they were taking part in an attack on monday night the israeli parliament the knesset voted to withhold the same amount spent in these ways it says about three hundred million dollars a year from the taxes it collects on behalf of the palestinian authority israeli
cases and these payments reward even incite acts of violence against israel citizens and its military for the palestinians they represent a vital part of a social welfare system assisting thousands of families in some of the poorest places in the occupied west bank six thousand five hundred palestinians are currently being held in israeli jails often depriving families of their main breadwinners palestinians say as many as a million have been jailed since the creation of the state of israel seventy years ago and they say israel has no right to withhold funds amounting to about seven percent of the palestinian authority's budget this is clearly a financial piracy of the palestinian money goes to serve the more effective palestinian citizens from the elite. violation and crimes committed by the illegal israeli occupation the israeli defense minister is promising the new legislation will be implemented and the what he called salaries for terrorists the palestinian
authority says that will lead to a dangerous dead end road in relations and that in any case the payments will continue for sit out a zero to a refugee camp in the occupied west bank it's been five years since egypt's first democratically elected president mohammed morsi was overthrown in a military coup the muslim brotherhood leader had been in office just a year when army chief general abdel fattah el-sisi seized power stratford looks at what's happened since then. up till fatah el-sisi was minister of defense and commander in chief of egypt's armed forces when he led the military coup on july the third two thousand and thirteen. that overthrew egypt's first democratically elected government and. after months of protests demanding the newly elected president mohamed morsi step down sisi said the coup was necessary to prevent slipping into a dark tunnel of civil unrest. sisi dissolved the two thousand and twelve egyptian
constitution set up an interim government and called for new elections. human rights groups say the coup represented the end of democracy in the important middle east ally for the u.s. and other countries. the subsequent crackdown on morsi party the muslim brotherhood and its supporters was widespread and brutal. security forces raided camps set up by morsy supporters in the capital on the fourteenth two thousand and thirteen. least eight hundred people were killed in cairo and around four thousand injured cc's opponents. thousands of muslim brotherhood members and supporters were arrested the government offensive on opposition groups and the media has widened in the years since that day over more day at the thought of a o. c she was first elected president in two thousand and fourteen. democracy
international one of the main international observer groups monitoring voting said egypt's repressive political environment had made a genuine democratic presidential election possible sisi inherited a troubled economy apparently needing aggressive reforms i list say things have improved since but egyptians have suffered the withdrawal of certain price subsidies and the devaluation of the egyptian pound against the us dollar work has also begun on several major construction projects including dredging a new channel of the su is canal and the building of several new desert cities including a forty five billion dollar administrative capital east of cairo the battle against eisel in the sinai peninsula is a major security challenge sisi ordered a large scale military campaign in february after a mosque attack killed more than three hundred people human rights watch says up to
four hundred twenty thousand people in four cities in the north of the sinai need urgent humanitarian aid because the military has heavily restricted access says he was reelected president for another four year term in march he has support from the us president donald trump and european allies cc's main challenger was arrested and his campaign manager beaten up in the run up to the poll or other presidential hopefuls withdrew their candidacies alleging intimidation and harassment strafford al-jazeera joining us to discuss the past five years is michele dunne she's a senior fellow at the carnegie endowment for international peace and she specializes in middle eastern affairs thanks for being with us in terms of the economy the chance to mention briefly there what would you say the picture is for egypt now five years. well president c.c.
has undertaken some very strong structural reforms withdrawing subsidies and so forth which probably had to be done the government just couldn't stay afloat the way things were going but the thing is that what he hasn't done is to free up the private sector to create jobs so egypt still has a massive unemployment particularly youth unemployment problem and what's happened under sisi as there's been sort of increasing militarization of the government the military hold in the economy has spread a great deal and now you hear private sector business people in egypt complaining that they you know it's really very difficult for them to to make a profit to get government contracts and so forth so that's one of the big problems they have a kind of stagnation going on where people are feeling that cut of subsidies and yet they are not yet feeling the kind of economic growth and new opportunities that is supposed to come along with an austerity program and especially i mean on paper
some of as you say some of their indicators look good to me the suggestion that their economy is growing at five point four percent. and that hides as you say some of that kind of the pain of the poor poor people. but in a climate of kind of repression how does he how can improve that i mean is there is there a way food now. well first of all you know a five five point two or five point four percent growth is not that meaningful in a country that has the kind of robust population growth that egypt has they would have to have at least more than six and a half percent to be making any progress they're actually losing ground with employment even with over five percent growth so you know and at the same time people don't have the other kind of outlets they don't have political outlets they don't have media and civil society outlets all of that has been cracked down on
it's a very very repressive atmosphere there was this recent campaign against the insurgency in the sinai and we will see we will see unfortunately most of the experts on terrorism in egypt believe that it will come back and that as soon as the army you know starts to starts to pull back that the terrorists have just gone to ground and they will be coming back as you tell me what you mentioned the kind of the kind of crackdown on any dissent or any political opposition. what what kind of why is the new why is this so little international kind of opprobrium about that why has this been less let's carry on like this it seems to be kind of very little . you know european or american push back against that. well first of all it's a very chaotic time internationally we know about all the changes in politics in europe and in the united states and so forth that have led to in general much less
attention to human rights and democracy issues europe is very preoccupied with migration number one and terrorism number two and we have a whole different set of issues in the united states as well inside of egypt you know i would say politically the big thing that has happened is this in the twenty eleven revolution the notable development was that the wall of fear between citizens and the government was scaled or came crashing down and suddenly citizens were not afraid to ask for change sisi has rebuilt that wall of fear and he had to use a great deal of brutality to do it but up to now he has done it he has raised the cost of any form of dissent very very high so as of now you know basically all the political opposition movements are crushed the secular movements as well as the brotherhood and others but i don't think that will be the case indefinitely i don't think this level of repression is sustainable on an ongoing basis thank you very
much indeed to feel foolish and such a thank you. your welcome of the government purchased in the polish capital against controversial new legislation that could dramatically alter the makeup of the supreme court. thousands demonstration in front of the building on tuesday night against the new which could see forty percent of supreme court judges forced into early retirement to take effect on wednesday judges refusing to step down from her post david to has more from the rally in mosul. forty percent of the justices in the supreme court will lose their jobs at the stroke of midnight it's been described by the chief justices president of the supreme court chief justice goes off as a political purpose essentially she says her term should be guaranteed under the
constitution until the year twenty twenty and it's the law and justice party by bringing in this new legislation for breaking the most fundamental laws and that's the law of the constitution now the government itself says that what they're trying to do. bring in the sense of contact between the order of people around her and what they called a self-serving elite inside the supreme court they've also said that the reforms that they started after the fall of not so many for regime a nice neat and i. thought our. problem is that i think. it's very bright and that determined to push through these measures of course is that i was at brussels and the european commission which i say that it was held in the essentially doing breaking one of the founding tenets of the constitution of the european union it says there must be a separation of powers and they did the judicial system must be independent of the
way the right order got. really. really got me then. that is what the european commission wants to stop and that's why they're taking it taking poland essentially on a legal process that might mean they end up in the dock of the european court of justice. thousands of kenyans are still living in camps for displaced people two months after floods destroyed their homes nearly two hundred people died when heavy rains left more than half a million people homeless catherine story reports from the town or river on the kenyan coast. it's hard to imagine now but a few months ago this place was full of homes. and villages swept away by flags the west seen for years in kenya areas along the kenyan coast are most affected. is one of more than sixty thousand people in this region who have lost their homes since april he shows us what is left of the house he shared with his wife and eight
children who would like to return and rebuild but fears that the nearby river may break its banks again during maureen's do at the end of the year. it's a big drain now but even if a rebuilt only trains will be flooded again and the river has no barrier so he stays in this camp for displaced people one of a hundred inmates shelters across the region but there's not enough help for every one of the other challenges areas accessibility to these some of these areas and really we don't really work in a canyon suffered because of floods saw one hundred grave and then use a boat and then walk number of kilometers or even use canoes at some point. many villages that are hard to reach remained so marched communities were already struggling to recover from a drought last year this is a dollar village one of the most affected areas in town are revived now the water is actually needed at the height of the floods we're told it was up to here some
people are beginning to come back to their homes to try and rough it out but there's also fear or water borne diseases. dad agreed to has just returned from a conflict displaced she's staying with a neighbor on the edge of her submerged village i just thought one of the compass congested and so far from here in the bush lands at least here i can fend for myself aid workers a doing their best to help that not only dealing with the floods emergency but also trying to prevent an outbreak of waterborne diseases such as cholera and malaria when on the same time preparing for another potential disaster when the rain falls again catherine saw al-jazeera tannery on the kenyan coast. they say with a sports is still to come been muguruza gets off to a winning start as she looks to defend her wimbledon title.
scene but rarely heard india's two million street children live a desperate existence when the smiths the child reporters from the slumdog press were giving a voice to india's invisible children on al-jazeera. teachers in the us are fighting for better pay conditions and funding the largest union is meeting this week to discuss a spending crisis many think has impacted the nation's children organizers are considering their next moves ahead of mid-term elections in november two hundred has more from the annual convention in minneapolis.
the largest teachers' union in the united states is talking love and revolution a while i know i call it a trend hopefully it will continue become a revolution we see nearly two decades of cuts the public education and not for the betterment of our students. it began in west virginia arizona and colorado teacher protests across the united states seeking better pay conditions in funding for children's education. factor ah many u.s. public school teachers say they now cope with more than ever buying supplies out of their own pockets feeding undernourished children in defending kids from a growing spate of school shootings at places like parkland florida. it's hard for me to fathom. the tragic deaths. of students of our colleagues. to gun violence in school after school
after school the national education association says teachers have lost personal income to inflation and public income for their schools to the private charter schools favored by the trumpet ministration in many states teachers in america are fired up they feel like they've made progress in recent months and they want to make more progress in negotiations on the ballot but. the strategy for the teachers union is twofold there's the short term what we've seen in some states where they've done have worked. activism whether it's strikes or walkouts or slow downs that's a short term fix then there's a long term strategy a strategy is vote politicians need to realize that when we decide to vote we can basically put in any candidate that one want so if you're on our side and have our support and you can elect you know if you're not mean well we're coming after you in november two main targets president donald trump and his appointee education
secretary betsy to vos who have overseen major proposed cuts to the u.s. education budget we had to make choices around programs that were duplicative or spread than lay or shown not to be effective the teachers first test will come in november when they vow to come out in force to grade members of congress in midterm elections john hendren al-jazeera minneapolis minnesota. with new rules spanning six continents across the do. is correspondents live in bringing the stories they tell of it's. not like it is the book not the letters. were at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian.
sued in world news one of the really special things about working for al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much and put in contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would get what it is you know is that it turns out they believe what the good because you have a lot of people that if i did political issue we are we the people we live to tell the real story so i'll just mend it is to deliver individualism we don't feel inferior to the audience across the globe. i'm. sure you. some of it i like. i mean this is different not just whether someone's going for someone's favorite. thing it's how you approach an official and that's it is a certain way of doing it to congress. story and fly out.
one of the biggest problems facing our oceans and the loss of seagrass meadows what's a rule for roughly fifteen percent of the ocean's total carbon storage perhaps are they all twice as much carbon dioxide as rain forests and they're also question marine habitats for many endangered oceans these things. but here on elkhorn slew
in central california the tide could be turning for sea grass thanks to some unexpected allies. trying to free. this nine hundred hectare as she wary is where rivers throughout this region me from the pacific ocean this is the agricultural powerhouse of the united states and fertilizer and pesticide runoff threaten the balance of this delicate ecosystem so having farmers so close to the ocean on what what impact does that have on the water quality well anywhere where you get coastal environments close to urban centers coastal environments close. you get problems like this. it grows with tar she threw rocks in a wrench. start composing over half of the world's seagrass meadows are in decline
but here in al corn slew they're making a surprising comeback. oh wow. at one time there were thousands of sea otters in california but in the eighteen hundreds they were hunted to near extinction for their soft fur pelts. there are now more than one hundred in this as consuming a staggering one hundred thousand crabs per year. this federation is appetite has helped restore the balance of this ecosystem by triggering a chain reaction known as a trophic cascade. sea otters the crabs lower crop numbers allows smaller invertebrates like sea slugs to thrive and these creatures are crucial for the health of sea grass by eating buildup on the leaves they allow sunlight to
reach the plants. because sea otters are so crucial to the ecosystem scientists are carefully monitoring their slow and steady come back. they capture them and tag them with radio devices. firing their work really well. because probably very close. what's the purpose of tracking we go out seven days a week is to go out and find individuals see where they are what they're doing. other part of it is a star so we can understand the distribution of orders in this area what are they eating and how are they doing health wise there is one right there that's three four nine six so that beeping is an otter that peeping is from the radio transmitter that's surgically implanted with her help system ok. why don't you take
a look yet you're out in there. along the west coast of north america researchers have noticed that the return of top level predators is having an impact on restoring all kinds of underwater life and the entire ocean system. what the sea otters do it's kind of it turns the tables against. groupings of facts of senior eating crabs essentially the same grass an advantage again so if we introduce top predators like sea otters to ecosystems around the world will it have a knock on effect potentially in the prediction is yes so if you re store food webs which means a lot of times bringing back a top predator to a system that we wiped out we have the great potential for restoring the health of
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