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of how serious this incident is with the government in laos drip feeding information through state media the latest they are saying is that at least nineteen people have been killed with around one hundred still missing and thousands of people in the area waiting to be rescued there are people sitting on rooftops still people clinging to trees surrounded by those muddy floodwaters that wind cascading downstream from the dam site on sunday night reaching some five kilometers downstream we also know that this may soon turn into an international search and rescue operation there is a thai group of search and rescue personnel on the thai lao border waiting for the green light from the lao government to go in and assist with this operation which is really only just starting to get underway the south koreans also saying they want to send a team because south korean companies are involved in the construction of this dam
site well still ahead here on al-jazeera more the rescue efforts in greece of the wildfires killed dozens of people and damaged property. hello and welcome back to main features across the northeast asia at the moment one some very heavy rainfall and to the heat we have heat wave conditions still across parts of japan across the korean peninsula and indeed into parts of northern china but we've had significant rainfall from this particular weather system right up in the far north east of china and also from tropical storm these are the shots coming just south of beijing in langfang city so almost not quite a suburb of of beijing but you see the extent of the rainfall that we've had in the flooding which is ensued so if you look at the forecast still some rain around but
otherwise it's still pretty hot across southern japan you notice tokyo twenty eight degrees is average if that but as we head on through into the weekend and beyond the temperatures will start to come back up again so if you there make the most a slightly cooler conditions you've got you in the course of thursday and friday heading into central and southern parts of china and indochina is really the rain across indochina it was a feature of some very heavy rainfall who live in providing for instance in laos just scenes from big downpours and this low pressure center is encouraging a lot of share activity coming off the bay of bengal so i think for me a mars like this stayed very wet and yang gong could well see some flooding. on the atlantic coast of west africa communities are at risk. as rising sea levels and a manmade disaster after reading people's lives on land and at sea.
al-jazeera world exposed the impact of climate change and a catastrophic human error. on senegal sinking villages. welcome back you're watching i'll just there i'm still robin a reminder of our top news story there's been a suicide attack near a crowded polling station just outside the pakistani city of quarter that's the provincial capital of baluchistan more than thirty people including children have been killed millions of voting in a tightly contested general election. also suicide bombers have targeted
a government health city in southern syria and these fifty people are fed dad and i'll see whether the city is near a pocket of territory held by isis. and local media in la reporting that at least nineteen people have died after a dam collapsed on monday an evacuation was ordered after the government was notified of cracks in one of the supporting us. rescuers in greece fear they may find more bodies after wildfires swept through coastal areas near the capital athens at least eighty people have been killed and if barker is in the seaside resort of matty twenty six people were found dead. with ferocious intensity the flames tore through homes cars and livelihoods. and the wildfires quickly turned deadly. locked in a final embrace dozens of bodies discovered in the popular seaside village of marty east of athens families had huddled together for safety but found no escape.
early this morning we discovered three other victims further away this place where unfortunately there are twenty six people men women and importunately children and the. cars with the keys left in the ignition the doors open and first aid supplies left on the seats picture emerges of people abandoning their cars and trying to escape on foot within hours large parts of marty had been destroyed survivors described running for the sea to escape the choking smoke military and coast guard vessels along with dozens of private boats join the effort to rescue more than seven hundred people from the beaches some survivors were discovered at sea here in the resort town of marty nearly every block nearly every street there are signs of devastation like this charred cars lined the streets the fire was so intense here it's even melted the metal on some of these vehicles and some locals
have returned to inspect what's left of their properties in every fourth or fifth house here seems to have almost been completely destroyed but where do you begin thinking about rebuilding and as emergency crews supported by the military go from house to house and as coast guards inspect the sea the fear is the death toll could rise to. she. is the me me or africa today greece is mourning and in memory of those who perished we are declaring three days of national mourning however we should not let that overwhelm us because this is a time to fight to be unified and courageous your bun up all early in the hot dry weather fires burn on the other side of athens to there was panic as greeks looked for their neighbors the flames closing in. this is a coastal town an hour's drive west of the capital. try to limit the destruction
but it was out of their control. an appeal for international help has resulted in additional resources being dispatched from spain and cyprus to deal with the worst wildfires in more than a decade in two thousand and seven more than eighty people were killed as fires raged across the country for days this year the dry winter has again cause tinderbox conditions with one hundred kilometer an hour winds fanning the flames for greece in peak tourist season the fires are a danger to it's fragile economy only adding to the toll of a tragic summer. marty east of athens. least eighty people have been killed in japan's a record breaking heat wave since the beginning of the month tens of thousands of people have been sent to hospital. reports from tokyo it's japan
is fighting back against the heat wave that is striking many parts of the country at least twenty two thousand people have been treated in hospital. but. others say it's so hot until now i've never switched on the air conditioner all day my house makes me think what would happen to us if there was an electricity blackout. on monday afternoon the temperature in your city north of tokyo was recorded at forty one point one degrees celsius it is the highest ever in japan. some people are trying to use the heat by turning back to the old tradition of. order splashing water even talking as governor. then event to encourage people to do the same. to me so they know they're not splashing water may not have much of an effect but it could reduce
the temperature by a few degrees that this kind of activity and people communicating with each other will help them cope with hot weather. than but it's a dented the heat wave good in bad japan's tourism industry kyoto city has canceled its famous month long gone month so the festival for the first time since it started in one thousand nine hundred eighty six even some schools are canceling summer classes because the water temperature is reaching thirty three degrees the organizers of the talk your twenty twenty olympic games white celebrating the two years come down announced that most of the marathons willis thought as early as six in the morning to avoid the summer heat. japan's meteorological agency says the heat wave is likely to stay until early august with highs well above the average in many areas around the country friday. book you. know the u.n. refugee agency for palestine is cutting two hundred fifty jobs and role provides
critical aid to palestinian refugees and also employs many of them you can see them visibly upset after losing their livelihoods the decision comes after the u.s. suspended more than half of its annual funding to the agency has told the trial stratford who's live for us from gaza charles less than twenty four hours ago we were talking about this particular issue and at the time there was see the anger vented at the head of the u.n. agency there in gaza it's a very different sort of chuen today. well that seething anger certainly amongst those losing their jobs with under the palestinian employees losing their job the anger has got even louder even worse we were down. on rose headquarters many people literally overwhelmed. by the news we saw all the state of the office all the full more operations schieffer all of on rather there have been
a kind of painted red or rob other lens on my dual demanding that he leave people was saying that there was no way that this could be justified the protesters all those that are losing their jobs are saying that the kind of cutbacks that are being made will them losing their jobs is no way going to save on the amount of money that he's going to make up the shortfall as you say the u.s. withdrew funding from here this year at sixty five million dollars under themselves to say that they literally don't have enough money to to employ the amount of people this amount of people in gaza they say that there was a massive shortfall even be full this u.s. pullout of funds and of course the crisis in the in gaza has only increased in recent years just this israelis pull israel's blockade has continued and under says that there wasn't enough money even from an emergency appeal that was launched as
well to try and make up the shortfall but as i say around a thousand people stand to potentially lose their jobs in the months ahead and under a says there is very little it can do about it and that has a huge impact on around a million people here in gaza that are dependent on russia for humanitarian aid for them and we'll leave it but thanks for the update charles. line days after the helsinki summit the white house still hasn't released most of the details of the one on one meeting between donald trump to meet putin now that will be one of the questions put to trump's top diplomat as he goes before a senate panel on wednesday all state department correspondent will in jordan. when u.s. president donald trump went to helsinki and said this about russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen election it's my people came to me dan coats came to me and some others they said they think it's russian i have president putin he just
said it's not russian republicans and democrats were outraged by never thought i'd see an american president throw the intelligence community under the bus like that absolutely disgraceful a disservice to america he blamed everyone except russia secretary of state mike pompei o goes before senators on wednesday to try to explain what happened some experts say pompei i might have a hard time doing so but they don't know what trump talked about with putin in that meeting it was it was just the two of them and translators. and things are emerging every day that are clearly coming as a surprise even to some of tom's closest advisors in fact it's been moscow that has revealed what trump and putin discussed behind closed doors the syrian civil war north korea's nuclear weapons program. joint counterterrorism operations in the
middle east the crisis in eastern ukraine and crimea arms control treaties and the charges russia is undermining the us political process but some analysts say despite their anger republicans won't put as much pressure on palm pale as one might expect many of them are up for election in the mid-term elections it's more important for them to stay in power then to act on principle and unity is that no matter what happens in the hearing there is a growing consensus on capitol hill that trump is permanently changing the u.s. is global authority changes that could take years to repair rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington the u.s. is accused nicaragua's president daniel takers government of indorsing murder and intimidation at least three hundred people have been killed since anti-government protests began in april ortega is refusing to step down and he denies that he
controls the paramilitary groups blamed for most of the deaths. greenland's ice sheet is melting ice and accelerating rate causing global concern about the impact on sea levels for the local community there are short term benefits as each ice turns to water taurus is seeing more of the region's spectacular marine life nick clock reports now from the set on the how the melting ice is changing life in the town. deep inside the arctic circle the town of ilulissat is a big tourist draw the ice field is a unesco world heritage site and it never fails to amaze they travel here from all over the world you can look from a fall down to water level and you never know what you might come across. a loser that was once a center for the whaling industry now the numerous piccies of whales that visit the
area add to the icy spectacle all around these waters are brim full of biodiversity and the tourists pay good dollar to see it. actually means i spoke to greenland the greenland week and that is the main thing you seeing out here as well so we have the icebergs that are the draw and nowhere in greenland can you see if you like this with these massive myself icebergs but there is a flip side this year there's a lot more ice in the fuel the normal that spells danger if a cruise ships which have had to anchor thirteen kilometers outside the harbor the ice is car from the net good you liked last year at a rate of twenty tons a day and growing it is an amazing sight isn't it but it tells a disturbing story to it's known that the arctic is warming up twice as fast as the rest of the world and recent studies show that the greenland ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in the last four hundred years and it's speeding up nearly
double what it was in the nineteenth century. and it's not just the west coast these speeded up images of from the hell heim classier in southeastern greenland that cliff of collapsing ice is seven kilometers long and one kilometer thick it was filmed by a team camp nearby studying how carving glasses will impact sea level change in the future. it was an amazing event i'm sure i'll never see anything like that again i'm just speechless at the absolute power of nature the amount of course and scale of the event the main implication is that a rise in global sea level greenland well make some contribution over this coming century to global sea level and more importantly understanding what's going on in greenland house understand what's going on down south in antarctica where the stakes and the scales are much much much larger much larger possible contributions there is no question that the forces of nature at work here in ilulissat helping
drive a profitable local economy and ice conditions do go back and forth one year to the next but if projections are right greenland melting glass is a part of a polar trend that will have implications not just here but for the billions of people who live along our coastlines around the world nick luck al-jazeera ilulissat greenland. you're watching algis there are times the whole robin these are our top news stories there's been a suicide attack near a crowded polling station just outside the pakistani city of cueto that's the provincial capital of baluchistan more than thirty people including children have been killed. now that attack comes at a time when millions of voters are casting their ballot to elect a new government jailed a former prime minister nawaz sharif's brother shahbaz is leading the ruling p m l
and he's up against the former cricketer cum politician in run carmen who heads the center right backus on the reeky and saf there's also the pakistan people's party led by bilawal bhutto the twenty nine year old son of the assassinated former prime minister benazir bhutto. at least fifty people have been killed and dozens more injured after a suicide bombers targeted a city in southern syria several attackers struck at other through either near the border with jordan the area is government held but i still controls of pocket of territory to the north of the un refugee agency for palestine is cutting two hundred fifty jobs and rower provides critical aid to palestinian refugees and also employs many of them because he has visibly upset they are after losing their livelihoods the decision comes after the u.s. suspended more than half of its annual funding to the agency. state media in law is reporting that at least nineteen people have died when a dam collapsed on monday more than three thousand people who are still trapped by
the flooding and are waiting to be rescued one of the south korean companies building at the site at a poll says cracks were spotted in one of the supporting dams the night before it collapsed it says the government was notified and ordered an evacuation but many living nearby did not have enough time to escape. at least eighty people have been killed in japan's record breaking heat wave and tens of thousands of people have been sent to hospital in many cities across the country the temperature has hit forty degrees celsius forecasters say it'll remain hot for the next few weeks. at least eighty people are being killed by wildfires in the greek capital athens rescuers fear they may find more bodies in coastal devon coastal areas devastated by the fire prime minister alexis tsipras has declared a state of emergency and announced three days of national mourning those were the headlights more news in half an hour here on al-jazeera next it's inside story with folly to stay with us.
qatar has welcomed a ruling by the un's top courts that orders the u.a.e. to reunite families separated by its brocade but will the u.s. government comply with the order and what impact will this have on the gulf crisis this is insight. into the program. it's a first ruling by the u.n. top court on the gulf crisis the international court of justice has ordered the
united arab emirates to immediately allow. separated by the book on qatar to reunite in june twenty seventeen saudi arabia bahrain egypt and the u.a.e. imposed. accusing cutoff of supporting terrorism a charge doha strongly rejects cut off the case at the i.c.j. arguing the u.a.e. had violated an international convention on racism when it expelled thousands of qatari citizens during the first weeks of the crisis. for limon ery the final decision on the case is not expected for months we're bringing our guests in just a moment but first this report from at the hague. qatar's legal battle with the united arab emirates has dealt a defining blow the international court of justice says the measures taken by the u.a.e. after the blockade of qatar amount to racial discrimination according to. the u.a.e.
has failed to respect the obligation is the i.c.j. order the u.a.e. immediately to allow qatari families expelled from the country to be reunited students to finish their studies and those categories affected access to courts and tribunals the order said the i.c.j. president is compulsory the core three are fair that this all of that is on provision and that article forty one of these that. effect. and there's a international legal obligation is for any part to her the provisional measure is that it's last june the u.a.e. saudi arabia bahrain and egypt sever diplomatic ties with qatar and imposed a land sea and air blockade accusing catarrh of funding extremism and accusations it denies qatar says its citizens were either illegally expelled or denied access
to the u.a.e. separating families and denying people access to health care education their properties and assets of course the u.a.e. is the only one of the four countries to have imposed a blockade on cattle but it's the only one out of the four to be brought here before the international court of justice why because it's the only country out of the four that signed up to the international convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination but bahrain egypt and saudi arabia will be watching this case closely and drawing their own conclusions this is a statement that there is a likelihood of discrimination so one would think that the other states in the region would say that means something again likely that this is a violation in earlier hearings the u.a.e. denied any policy of expulsion saying it's measures were designed to have the least possible impact on ordinary citizens it said his argument was with the qatari government not the qatari people but the u.a.e.
must comply with the court or face further legal action qatar could go to the u.n. security council and demand an informant order this is one of a string of legal challenges mounted by qatar to try and end the blockade a ruling the country will welcome but whether it will help end the blockade now in its fourteenth month is less certain. the hague. and the u.a.e. issued a statement after the court ruling saying contrary to qatar's false allegations thousands of qatar is continue to reside in and visit the u.a.e. qatari visitors may enter the u.a.e. with prior entry permission issued through the telephone hotline we urged to constructively engage on the requests made by the u.a.e. and other countries for qatar to comply with its international obligations now we'd like to point out that we did reach out to officials and analysts in the u.a.e.
for comment on this story but they've all declined to come on the program so let's bring in our guests joining us here in doha abdul aziz al gore director of the diplomatic institute at the qatari ministry of foreign affairs on skype from the croatian city of dobro nick toby cadman an international human rights lawyer and in london. visiting fellow at the center for conflict security and terrorism at nottingham university gentlemen welcome to you all thank you so much for being on the program today toby cadman. i'd like to start with you because you're an expert on the international court of justice and i'd like to clarify for our viewers what this ruling by the i.c.j. a preliminary ruling means because we're getting a different spin on it from the official news agency in the u.a.e. at least which quality does this provisional ruling favor. thank you well
certainly the favor the ruling is in favor of the state of gotham that's clear. that there have been a number of statements coming out from the u.a.e. that it's not a decision. it's an order well i mean that that's a that's a question of semantics to be to be honest the the decision that has been issued by the entire court of justice is a ruling in favor following their request for provisional measures and as is quite clear from the decision and i would direct your listeners to read the decision rather than any statement coming out of the u.a.e. is very clear that excess jurisdiction exists that the matter is being complained of for with. and for within the jurisdiction of the international court of justice and it ironic to say the least that the u.a.e.
. acting. to spect international which u.a.e. which has your interests own actions it has complete disregard whole it'll be a provisional victory for cattle but it's not the end of the case. it is certainly not the end of the case is the very beginning of the case but it's an important first ruling that upholds the position the state of qatar has taken that this is a matter that falls within the jurisdiction of the international court of justice and that the acts complained of are capable of being considered violations of the international conventions so those are two very important ruling that the interest group justice has made and it's also important to note that the entire court of justice disregarded the closing remarks by the u.a.e. when the u.a.e. tried to argue that despite the statement of june of last year from their own
foreign ministry that there wasn't any action has been taken and interpol justice did not accept it so that the position of the u.a.e. is good for what has been disregarded of course proceedings will interpret just as are very long rights and very complex right involving matters of international law and facts ok so this is likely to go on for some time but it's an important first ruling sokolich abdulaziz al gore here in doha as toby says there very important to point out that this order does not constitute a final ruling on the case and he could be months if not years before a final decision on the case brought by qatar is made so why is qatar welcoming this initial ruling even though it's not the final decision actually i agree with our colleague that this is a very. fairest step in the in
a long a toilet maybe they're not authentic one but for from our office of perspective it shows how the political behavior of qatar as it shows the professionalism and the chores the apapa approach that qatar is. taking in the causes of the existing courses and struggle with the blockading country a chores when qatar has said to the whole war that our people have been victimized our people have been discriminated against we were really right about this that really our qatari people have been a disc discriminated against not only but as you know i'm as you know i have to this is i'm sorry to interrupt you the u.a.e. and till today insisted he has nothing he has done nothing wrong that you know these violations committed are not real because cattery citizens still live and
work in the u.a.e. and i still being allowed into the us. i mean they have been saying this and they are saying this and they will be saying this in the future as all you can see this after the. decisions and still they are repeating the same story again but qatar was able to prove that the qatari people have been discriminated against by showing evidence of this not by talking about it it's really that we are living in this country we have relatives we have a friends we have colleagues we have people all of these people have been discriminated against especially students and relatives and. families ok let me bring in africa in london now what's your reading of this ruling do you think it's
a victory for qatar. well i think it might be a victory for carter but it's an even bigger victory for the international system i think that what we're seeing here is one party using the the the the concept of the right is might and the other party is using the concept that might is right so what we have is a number of states who are allied against carter whatever the dispute between them i'm not going to comment on it but the point is that they are using political economic and other leverage to force a change of behavior of what carter has done is use the international legal systems to inforce their rights right and i go in there are illegal little
timid because victory i want to ask you about a point you just made that it's very interesting i think do you think by going the legal route. is complicating a political resolution of the crisis. i think thirty could to very much a parent on how people react to it but the point i think that is inherent in this ruling is that you mustn't mix politics with people it's the next worst things to mixing politics and religion so what. it appears certainly the reading of the court is that whatever the political issue and they've still to discuss that ok it is wrong too.