facing an uncertain future. he'll find a latin america occupying brazil on al-jazeera. the big. this is zero. hello i'm david you're watching the news hour live from london good to have you here with us coming up in the next sixty minutes. he's been described as a friend to thousands a leader to millions former u.n. secretary general and nobel peace laureate kofi anna dies at the age of eighty. calls for action after evidence suggests the bombs used by the saudi led coalition that killed forty children in yemen was american made. thousands wait to be rescued
across said yes carola states up to the worst floods in a century and more rain is forecast. and i'm very disturbed with today's school to news including a spectacular opening ceremony in jakarta indonesia welcomes in the twenty eighteen asian games that are more coming up later in the program. the former united nations secretary general kofi annan has died at the age of eighty one and gone on and rose through the ranks of the organization to service leader for two terms during that time he championed efforts to end conflicts across africa asia and the middle east and even aren't a nobel peace prize along with the u.n. in two thousand and one but he was criticized for failing to stop the rwanda genocide and later for a corruption scandal involving his son our diplomatic editor james space takes
a look at his life. a towering figure on the global stage bringing the peace bell of the united nations a man who did so much in the cause of global peace. u.n. secretary general for ten years a nobel peace no. kofi annan was born in ghana joining the un in one thousand nine hundred sixty two rising through the ranks to be the organizations head of peacekeeping at the time of genocide in rwanda eight hundred thousand people were killed he later said it was one of his greatest regrets that he was not able to do more to help the bloodshed i am happy on and i hope you and sullenly souad when he became the first u.n. staff to take over the top job he prepared the u.n. for a new millennium. his tenure coincided with the arrival of a new president in the white house is. after nine eleven the u.s.
invaded afghanistan. and then dividing the un security council. iraq. he had tried to avoid war with tireless diplomacy and by keeping a team of weapons inspectors in the country until the last moment later the un went back into baghdad after the invasion but it's compound was then bombed with twenty two staff killed iraq was also the biggest controversy of his decade in the un job the oil for food program set up to help iraqis lead to massive corruption with the secretary general's own son kojo implicated by jeff i when he stepped down at the u.n. he addressed these remarks to his successor banki moon. you to take over the most impossible job on and of could.
while that may be true i would. i would add this is also the best possible job when. he did not choose to go into quote retirement he was the u.n. and arab league envoy to syria and twenty twelve coming up with a plan that would have ended the war six years ago. but it was ignored by the parties that continue to point. well recently he went to myanmar coming up with proposals that form the basis of the international community's approach to the rohingya crisis the result once again of his own personal style of diplomacy strong words but softly spoken even if you get into the shouting matches sometimes you have bigger megaphones than you have and it doesn't necessarily get you where you want to go there are times when you have to raise your voice and there are times when i had to but generally i can get results without shouting
all leaders from around the world have been paying tribute to a nun the president of ghana tweeted that he brought considerable renown to the country through his conduct and comportment in the global arena french president emmanuel macron wrote that france will never forget his common resolute approach to matters well the strength of his commitments and the u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists wrote on was a guiding force for good and that needs turbulence and trying times its legacy as a global champion for peace will remain a true inspiration for us all the director general of the un office in geneva michael mohler says the world has lost a leading peace maker it was unexpected. it is. really bad for the world we have lost the moral voice of the world today. is bad
for the world in many so so many other ways he was a peacemaker he was. always in the forefront of trying to help people it's the best dating for me personally he was a mentor he was a role model he was a friend and. part of my life both professionally and personally and our correspondent in jordan has more from the u.n. headquarters in new york. kofi annan was the seventh person to serve as the secretary general of the united nations but in many ways he was the rock star among his contemporaries a young man who started his public service career in one thousand nine hundred sixty two mr other developed a reputation for being as comfortable with ordinary people as he was with presidents and probably on the million worked hard to make certain that people knew that matter terry and service was at the heart of his work and it was in that way
that many people pay tribute to him on saturday the former u.s. president barack obama talked about on its persistence blood amir putin of russia said that he admired unknowns ability to find a solution even when the situation was so complicated and critical theresa may nikki haley the u.s. ambassador to the un narendra modi the indian prime minister all paying tribute to others dedication to humankind and to his belief that people can be unified despite their deep political differences others career had as many lows as it had highs but because he worked his way up from the bottom there was a level of respect that he had by the time he died on saturday and it's in that spirit that the united nations is going to lower its blue flag around the world to half staff for the next three days. and joining me now is james traub
a journalist and author of the best intentions kofi annan and the u.n. in the air after american power is that more than ever the former u.n. secretary general covering us work in office james now joins me via skype from sharon connect. thank you very much for coming in and for talking to us today i want to talk about what you describe in your book kofi annan time at a time when the u.n. was being questioned its usefulness was being questioned and the u.s. was undermining its nations what in light of this what do you think kofi annan contributed as far as resurrecting the reputation are or even the you know the point of having the u.n. . well divinia i would say first that weaving aside for one moment the fight with washington which i want to come to he was someone who enormously raised the profile of the un just by virtue of who he was he had a kind of moral charisma you heard earlier listeners heard that very gentle voice of his and that combination of gentleness and moral courage and the
willingness to plunge in itself into the most difficult settings was something people found really magnetic and so if you think that that of the the real power of a secretary general is not like the power of the head of state but it's something more incarnational. as a moral witness as a person who could rivet the world's attention on unspeakable crimes that needed to be addressed he had a going to personal power that made him very very hard to resist and so when the crisis came that you alluded to he had a certain kind of a credibility or stored up power which he hoped that he could use in order to sustain the institution it proved to be an incredibly difficult and painful time now your book also touched on some fifth there are difficult times he went through particularly when he wasn't up against the iraq invasion and then the oil for food
scandal that happened often involving his son how do you think this affected test legacy. well the oil for food scandal without going into details was a made up scandal i mean a lot of bad things happened the magnitude of it was grotesquely inflated by people who didn't like cosi on it and wanted to use it as a cudgel to beat it with and it did involve a son and his son was a bad actor but it was a son it wasn't him and most of what happened in the program that was banned was all foreseen and fully approved by the major power diplomats who created the oil for food program in the first place now coming to this this crisis with washington . i was there during that time so it all stemmed from a rack they all felt he's a bad guy because he tried to stop the war in iraq the fact is he went to enormous lengths to accommodate the united states and after the war when when president bush said i want the u.n. to come into a rack of war that the u.n.
to try to stop everyone around kofi annan said don't do it say no and he said you can't say no to the present the united states the u.n. won't matter if you do that he'll leave the u.n. and so he went back in and suffered unspeakable tragedy which is that he's kind of only be gotten some seared g.-o. vieira de mayo who he insisted go to the go to iraq as the head of the mission there was killed in abide by a terrorist bomb so it was a personal disaster for cosi it was an institutional disaster for the u.n. but characteristically his response was to try to reform the institution in such a way that the united states would feel that it was doing indispensable business there even as other countries continue to feel the u.n. mattered to them as well as to be had on presidents and access to kofi annan and you were able to observe him add moments for many people would have had the chance
the matter how close they were could you describe one moments where are a time when when he saw his character come out at moments which would truly define him. well that's that's an interesting question. i think that when i was with him in dar for for example which was this is the end of june the beginning of july in two thousand and four in your record dark you were called the dark who was a scene of terrible atrocities carried out by the sudanese government and kofi went to dark war where he had to listen to government sudanese government officials telling a lie after lie after a walk about their own innocence and the guilt of the other party and kofi sat there very quiet he didn't say anything he waited until the manager finished speaking i remember we were in a burning hot shed some little town dark. and then when the man finish coat he
said well yes but you know it is your government that has been working with the john dewey those are these this were camel born. and carrying out terrible atrocities against innocent people and i saw a coakley do this more than once i saw him do that do it in a rack in one nine hundred ninety eight his manner is so you would it was so so. he so averse to confrontation but he was not fearful and so he was prepared to speak to speak the words that needed to be said that always with the hope i think alas mostly zain that if he could find a gentle way of seeing them he might be able to dent the hardened conscience of the people he was working with he always had that faith which made him persistent even in the face of impossible odds. very good to speak to you spend more than
a year with a former u.n. secretary general coming his work in office and it's been great to hear your thoughts thank you you. thank. in other news the trump administration is facing mounting pressure over planes a u.s. made bomb was used in the attack by the saudi led coalition on a school bus in yemen a fifty one people were killed in the attack inside a province earlier this month forty of them children and gallagher has more from washington. in northern yemen graves who recently dug for the victims of a saudi led coalition bombing that shocked the world but on august the ninth a school bus was hit in an attack the coalition called legitimate military action more than fifty people were killed at least forty of them children aged between ten and twelve dozens more were injured. the u.s. has provided support to the saudi led coalition with intelligence and aerial refueling now there are renewed questions about the weapons being used in the war
reports suggest the bomb used to attack the bus was made by lockheed martin and according to c.n.n. supplied by the u.s. government as part of a sanctioned on deal politicians in the united states are demanding answers senator chris murphy who's announced a measure to hold military assistance to the coalition tweeted the following last week the saudi led coalition in yemen bombed a school bus killing forty four innocent kids and they did it with us supplied bombs intelligence support in midair refueling democratic house and senate members are also asking questions about u.s. involvement in a war that's been raging for more than three years the key concern is that the u.s. may not only be culpable but potentially violating international rules in two thousand and sixteen president obama banned the sale of position guarded weaponry to saudi arabia citing human rights concerns the measure was undone when the trumpet ministration came to power the us a since sold to saudi arabia as part of a multi-billion dollar deal and gallacher al-jazeera washington. you're watching
the news hour there's much more to come on this program. we'll tell you about the families of the victims of italy's bridge disaster they're attending a state funeral as the company to confront it just half a billion dollars and. still standing the haitians touches rich tell the story of the revolutionary island and all the troubles that's weathered. and roger federer is chasing and eight career title in cincinnati peter will be here with all the latest. officials and then in state of carolina say they need more rescue equipment to help to save thousands of people who are still stranded in remote areas by heavy flooding the relentless monsoon rains and floods continue to batter the region with three hundred twenty four people killed in total and more than one hundred sixty
six of them in the last ten days under thomas has this report from kara. holmes nearly so still floodwaters people foods to leave their properties behind you know to to avoid the floods and landslides. this has been the scene for over a week as the southern indian states of kara battles heavy rains. the subsequent floods are being described as the worst in nearly a hundred years. we're going to water levels are rising since yesterday the rains have been heavy it's still ongoing people are worried. the floodwaters and mudslides have killed hundreds of people since the start of the monsoon season in june some parts of the state to receive nearly double the average annual rainfall. more than three hundred thousand people have been forced out of their homes. and that is not been easy as walter's flood access points in many areas leaving arab i.q. ation is the only option for language. the rainfall has led to massive landslides
where chunks of the mountain of come down blocking the entire stretch although the clearance team is working to open the road it's unlikely it will happen people have been shifted to camps in the nearby areas. where the full cost is say heavy rains will continue over the weekend but will ease off towards but while that is good news for those affected in kerala the rains will likely be drifting to other states in the country. where the fact is for the future though right now the relief effort is in full swing here in the state capital is far enough south of the state the worst floods for a fry collection points like this one each with hundreds of volunteers full sourcing for donations and putting them on the trucks to send all. their biscuits rice medicines and toiletries and then the irony in kerala right now what is needed most is water under thomas al jazeera to move out on top with care.
the company which managed a bridge that collapsed in italy on tuesday has spoken for the first time since the disaster the c.e.o. said they would we build the bridge and invest half a billion dollars to help with recovery efforts they've also set up a fund to help the families of the victims were honored at a state funeral on saturday david chaytor has this report from general. the whole country shared the grief of the families of the victims as they join together for a day of mourning in genoa some boycotted the ceremony because they blamed the state for the negligence that led to the tragedy but for those attending the solemn dignity of the service provided some comfort some relief from the pain as overwhelmed. the. collapse of the morandi bridge slashed in the heart of genoa the deep rooted scores the birth of all by demesne spain for those
who lost their lives. and those wounds were everywhere a man with lost his brother henry he'd been taken by him to the airport for a flight to columbia when he landed he heard about the bridge collapsing the first pictures from the scene showed his brother's car in the wreckage it was an article about the purple he will be remembered for the wonderful person who was he said was brutally tragic but somehow it wasn't painful because he never realized that the kiss of death was approaching but. the politicians and the dignitaries have now left only their friends and family of the victims are here to give each other support and watch each other and help each other as the victims make their final journey. on the key side of the port they would bid farewell with applause then a sudden downpour of rain came down much like the beginning of
a violent storm that brought down the bridge and ended their lives. soon after the senior executives responsible for overseeing it made their first public appearance in the gutter we have to do what we want to do and we will do whatever we can to alleviate the suffering. the company announced they would rebuild the bridge but this time it will be made of steel the italian president says joe matara was touring the site before the funerals the company said they would spend more than five hundred million dollars to help the families of the victims and find new housing for those who lived under the bridge but there was no apologies for that they said apologies came with responsibility and just who was responsible has yet to be established david chaytor al-jazeera general. russian president vladimir putin a center of money for talks with chancellor angela merkel top of the agenda as the
war in syria you will ukraine and the controversial gas pipeline project which would link russia and western europe the u.s. president on trump has criticized berlin for cooperating with moscow on the project the mccain has more details from berlin. this is the second time that these two leaders have met each other in the space of just three months basically demonstrating the importance of the relationship between these two governments the point to make here is that there is agreement and disagreement there are issues where they find themselves on the other side opposing each other specifically in ukraine regarding the ceasefire the minsk agreement that was brokered between these two governments plus the french plus the ukrainians some time ago which the german government the french government also believe that moscow really hasn't done enough to ensure implementation of that agreement ukraine matters also to these two leaders because of the nord stream two gas pipeline which is being built which is
which is in the in the pipeline as it were which will lead to a changeover in the amount in the way that natural gas is pumped to germany that's important because at the moment lots of russia's gas is pumped into western europe transiting ukraine the ukrainian government is very worried that that might change and they say this is something the russians must deal with mr putin at this meeting he said no it's an exclusively economic project there is no danger of switching off the taps as it were through ukraine the other issue is syria both these leaders have said they want to see some progress towards ameliorating helping the humanitarian situation there that's the upshot from this meeting. the hundreds of people have been rallying in mali's capital against the reelection of president abraham. many of them are supporters of the opposition leaders say the last in sunday's runoff vote he said has dismissed the results as parody and lies his
campaign team filed an appeal to mali's top part for some ballots to be canceled. turkey's president. says he'll challenge those playing with the economy a day after two major ratings agencies downgraded the country's status closer to junk. no one made those comments at a congress of his ruling ak party turkey's sovereign credit ratings were downgraded on friday night the turkish lira has lost forty percent of its value against the dollar this year or two on and says the economic issues are part of a plot against this country. today some people are trying to threaten us through the economy through sanctions foreign exchange interest rates and inflation we are telling them we've seen your games and we are challenging. and so on a more has more now on turkey's economic woes a brisk business that's expanded along with turkey's middle class. act has been
selling products made by turkey's largest home appliances company for twenty five years but lately his sales have taken a hit because you can design we've had to put our prices up because of the current economic situation and that's affected our sales because despite this he is optimistic that he and the country kind of weather the current economic storm which began as a war of words with tuckey's nato ally the u.s. over according to the president donald trump the arrest of an evangelical pastor andrew bronson sparking a trade spat between the two countries is the start of the holiday week. and despite the slump the shopping malls that are all packed with people but prices have shot up in recent days and people are feeling the pinch to get people going to affected us a lot of my pensions are already gone because of this i don't know how all of food holiday presents for my family who are going we need money to be caught do anything
about it. this is about the games being played between global policy it's kind of a cold war. the devaluation in the turkish lira may be good for exporters but the on such cincy and continuing antipathy with the us has rattled the economy even as the current sea stabilized last week welcome to come. of course the tide of so dollars and on another financial tunks of affect the economy it's borderline economic exploitation by the u.s. as it's affected or seance. president has placed much faith in an agenda of growth at all costs but that has had its own drawbacks billions of dollars have been borrowed and spent particularly in infrastructure and construction projects a tactic that could become unsustainable if there is further instability in turkey's economy sunny diagonal al-jazeera istanbul and stay with us is news hour
still ahead. the un warned civilians and aid workers are not safe in god's name four days after the taliban fighters were pushed out of the afghan city. nobody knew their names we visit the graves of the thousands of migrants who drowned while making the desperate journey across the mediterranean. and all the sport is coming up including action from kris jenner and all those first competitive game for you about this. hello there we've still got plenty of showers over the eastern parts of europe at the moment they causing quite a few problems in ukraine yet more problems over the last twenty four hours and you know you're in trouble if a boat overtakes you on you're on a bus so more showers are expected over the next few days then and then behind that
we've got another system that's making its way across the central part of europe behind that it's turning a good deal fresher and then for the northwest we've got another weather feature here is just the remains of a no tropical storm but it'll still give us some or all the wet and windy for all the lively weather across the british isles there and then as we head through sunday it will be working its way towards the northeast and intensifying as it does say so for some of us in scandinavia and up towards russia we're going to see some really very heavy downpours out of that has we had three monday and and to choose day at a bit further towards the south you can see the winds here feeding down from the mediterranean so along the north coast of egypt the temperatures on too bad as you head further inland though the temperatures rise pretty quickly colorado will be up at thirty seven degrees meanwhile for the west there's a bit more cloud of a pause about jerry and into tunisia that will be giving us one or two showers particularly over the mountains but they'll also be some around lower levels as well they could be just grazing the coast around choose that for monday or temperatures that they to.
with this documentary. i'll just be. hello again top story. former u.n. secretary general kofi annan has died aged eighty eighty he served from one thousand nine hundred seven to two thousand and six and the see the nobel peace prize jointly with the organization. by the saudi led coalition in an attack on a school bus in yemen last month was supplied by the us that's according to u.s. media reports fifty one people were killed in the attack forty of them were children. thousands of stranded people are waiting to be rescued in the southern
indian state of carola as heavy rain continues to batter the region more than one hundred ninety people have died in just over a week. four days off the taliban fighters are pushed out of the afghan city of gaza any the un says it's not safe for civilians or aid workers to get in or out of the city more than two hundred civilians were killed one hundred morris wounded during the five day assaults charlotte dallas has the latest. the un's humanitarian chief in afghanistan visits patients wounded in the taliban assaults on me but this is not in gosney this is the capital kabul and hundred and fifty kilometers north they were brought here because the city's hospital is too crowded and that road is as we hear quite right dangerous and not open all the time that there are multiple threat posts all these questions are raising up about what had better safe arrive to hospital with
a person that is afforded all life patients are scattered to hospitals across kabul more than fifty have arrived at this one they are suffering from head and chest injuries and last words from bombs. the so far this year has been the worst that we have seen in terms of the damage done and the number of people killed. a very serious situation which we hope is now subsiding. gosney morphed into an urban battlefield last friday people were trapped for five days in their homes as thousands of taliban fighters and afghan soldiers fought in the streets u.s. helicopters drones in a b. one bomber patrolled over here when they emerged on wednesday the city was barely recognizable red cross workers recovered two hundred fifty bodies from the streets people here say u.s. airstrikes also killed civilians they were more than thirty across the five day
assault the u.s. military says it takes all allegations of civilian deaths seriously during a visit to girls me on friday prison ashraf ghani had this exchange when a reporter brought up the issue of civilian deaths. the record has to be clear assessment these to make conclusions or judgments in what is not your area of expertise if there is a claim to senior officials here or actual service give the documents if true absolutely. in a convoy of helicopters prison ghani flew wells leaving behind a city cut off to days after the taliban assault ended the roads in and out are infested with mines and the un is struggling to get in instead its work is visit the wounded in kabul those brave disparate enough to make the journey shall it balance out easier. former cricketer imran khan has officially been sworn in as
pakistan's prime minister khan took the oath at the president's house in islamabad promising to work for the prosperity of pakistan and to perform his role honestly as terry party won the most seats in the july twenty five vote but fell short of outright majority meaning that he had to form a coalition government is promised a battle against corruption and political interference by powerful landowner as well right now as a charismatic cricket captain to lead his country to their only world cup when expectation is high that concord bring about real change in pakistan come on high there has more from islamabad. imran khan take. second prime minister of pakistan the order administered by the president of pakistan mr mom known in a simple as that in many the presidential palace and if. it is important or nor did imran had already said that he would be big against corruption in a country where corruption and in diffusion
a lie. that he will provide employment to the young in a country where the majority of the population is below the age of thirty imran khan of course had a huge dog ahead of him the country's economy is in poor shape relations with the united states are rock bottom relations read of one it's done need to be improved emraan had already spoken to the president and draw many. honest on the extended an olive branch to india thing that gave the indians are willing to discuss outstanding issues including their key issue of that pakistan really take the extra step all the syrian border. consists of young leadership who have replaced the old guard who have ruled this country for several decades. now the single largest party in our country but he also has to contain many challenges both on the internal and external fronts. funerals have been house and sit on for some of the
twenty three children who drowned in the nile on wednesday they were travelling to school when they're both capsized with forty people on board some of the bodies are yet to be found and many are blaming the government for not doing more to improve the local transport network he ball morgan has this report. she was on her way to school along with her four sisters when the boats transporting them on the capsized . almost daughter drowned along with twenty two other children and their teacher and look up to my of the feel as if we were expecting the accident to happen and we always used to say that there will be an accident they have been using this mode of transport for ten years it's happened in the northern river now state when the boats engine broke down after heavy rains. boats are the only way to cross the river and this area because there are no bridges according to officials
forty people were on board. some bodies have been recovered but the search continues for the other is just beginning. when the boat capsized and held onto a tree and found my daughter clinging to me and i was able to save her but i lost my other daughter and son who drowned we live in a modern age our children shouldn't have to go to school using boats heavy rains in several states in sudan have led to the closure of hundreds of schools flash floods have killed at least forty people since the start of sudan's remey season in july it has also caused damage to tens of thousands of home displacing fountains of people as the rain want to destroy what infrastructure there is many are now questioning with the sudanese government is doing to keep them and their children safe people morgan al-jazeera. the un's migration agency says more than sixty three thousand migrants and refugees have entered europe by sea this here nearly half of them have headed over to spain where they're building your lives of
thousands of others have not been so lucky dying while making the perilous journey across the mediterranean and how has this report from very far and southern spain are bearing the unknown has become an all too common sight. nobody knew their names and soon the letters spelling out on no migrant will peel away to you to get there you don't mean. looking grave digger packer gliss yes remembers where they're all buried a lucky few have been identified merlin. and little hope. all know that they know destiny and we all have our own destiny we all know when we're born but none of us really know when we're going to die it's packer's work to this cemetery into rethrow on spain's southernmost tip for fifteen years when a refugee or migrant dies mourners rarely come anymore. i've got
a heart and we're all human beings whether you know them or not you must treat them well if this ever happens to me i'd like to think somebody would help me to. this crossings to the spanish coast of surge this year migrant drownings have tripled spanish authorities spend months trying to identify remains and repatriate them if possible. calls these the pioneers twenty two moroccans washed up two decades ago. flower seller antonia of alaska has a message for the mothers of all those buried here. they are here and where treating them well they are dead but if i can i will put a flower on their great there are some people here along the coast it's a short distance to the town of a part of patti grave digger raphael who claims shows me the tomb of the five year old congolese boy. some world was swept ashore here his mother was
found dead on the other side of the mediterranean in algeria. it's outrageous there's so much power and money in the world and yet the rich don't invest more in the countries where margaret's come from so they don't need to travel here like animals. until those in power heat that advice the grave diggers just help juggle the consequences. as i bury these migrants i told them that they didn't find a better world down here but i'll ask god to give them a better life out there they have sacrificed everything and this is what is left and not a monument to a wandering son or daughter name on. culprit whole al-jazeera to refer to spain. hundreds of thousands of muslims are gathering in saudi arabia's mecca ahead of the world's largest annual poker mench the hard so
far more than a million worshippers have made that journey from abroad for the five day ritual which starts on sunday as interior ministry has put security and technology measures in place to deal with the influx of people to islam's holiest site the hard is a sacred duty every able bodied muslim must undertake at least once in their life but for qatar it's the second year of hard under a saudi led blockade and many muslims in the gulf countries say they've been banned from entering saudi arabia laura burden manly has this report. this small skin doha's education city suburb is famous for its architecture the impulse was of the car on the wall and a building that rests on five pillars representing the five requirements of islam. one of these is to attend the hutch pilgrimage in saudi arabia. but to question abraham says since the saudi imposed blockade he's been unable to do so
i applied last year just two days before the plane. and it happened that. i paid to get my passport to. the blockade happened just two days later so i was able to go. from france but lives in kata and is attempted to gain a visa many times over but he's constantly told the same thing apply from your country of origin so the embassy in nigeria you need stuff from them but. it was not if i was not able to get the visa lost his case isn't unique many worshippers here in qatar face the same difficulty it's not possible to fly anymore it is more like saudi arabia and a counselor at embassy is to apply some so it's not possible anymore this shouldn't happen and for any muslim anywhere in the world i don't think that but something like this has to do with some political issues it's something religious people
attending this mosque live in qatar but have come from all over the walls many here say they'd like to apply to had but if found the ok mechanism to do so instead many said they have no choice but to apply for the own country something they say is time consuming costly and against the core principles of islam saudi authorities say that cesspool of websites to handle requests from countries who wish to go to hardship but his ministry of religious affairs says the border crossing remains closed there are no planes to. unsparing people from doha and there's no clearly defined way of applying for hodge agencies to organize hutch travel from qatar say that also be bound by saudi arabia i've heard a lot of things about going back to another country and then applying for from there which is not very convenient for a lot of people prior to the blockade jasmine says she would simply drive to saudi arabia with her family it was almost like. issue merik like
a road trip so it was really fun justin says she's more familiar with saudi arabia than how country of origin and cinci live so close to the border she doesn't understand why it's become so difficult to perform hotch about a badly al jazeera doha. you're watching the news hour and still to come will have the day's sport he beat michael phelps so they let picks not just of schooling is preparing to defend gold of beijing games but hear from him about that from peter. full of struggles but i mean nobody not a person government should also have one of everybody over there believe they are so full of pleasure when what is really needed. in an intimate
look at life in cuba today getting there toward each other gary and i did it because they're like this is my cuba on al-jazeera. we headed to jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we covered this story with a lot of intimate knowledge we covered it with that we don't dip in and out of this story we have a presence here all the time apart from 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 diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks happened and what happens there matters.
it's time for sports let's go to peter and. thank you so much the twenty eight hundred eighteen games has begun in indonesia for the next two weeks fourteen thousand athletes from forty five nations will compete across forty seven sports it all kicked off today with an extravagant opening ceremony in the capital jakarta as scott reports. i in a stadium purpose built for the asian games fifty six years ago host indonesia officially launched this year's games with a big show in central jakarta i more than forty thousand people watched as performers took to a six hundred tonne stage with a waterfall and a volcano replica tickets sold out but there was criticism over the price ranging from seventy dollars to three hundred fifty dollars too expensive for most
indonesian many gathered outside the stadium to be there when the games began but. everything has been smooth peaceful even dequeue too went to the stadium is very well organized indonesia is showing. such a big event in the near future i hope indonesia can bid for the only. like they did at the winter olympics earlier in the year north and south korea march together under one flag as a sign of unity and they will have joint teams for three of vents but the two powerhouse nations to watch in the middle rankings are china and japan held every four years an estimated three billion dollars was spent putting on the asian games two thousand and eighteen most of that on infrastructure the organizers are optimistic that hosting the games will help elevate indonesia's international stature and could boost its economy and that the money spent is an investment that will see dividends we're not going to have a return like in over like water this is
a national branding. if we success to have the station games we believe that. the trust it will come and the tourists part of her future it will comes by itself so we believe that this is a long term investment. but for now the focus for the next two weeks will be on the athletes as they compete to bring home a victory for each of the forty five countries participating it's got hotter al-jazeera jakarta. as you saw in scott's report north and south korea are competing together in some events they women's basketball team lost the game yesterday but one supporter was just happy to see the countries combine. the i think with the south they actually collaborate they really loud leave me out like it's just one team mate me right now except they are not koreans we all want to get there i'll be cheering on to get married talk to family k.g.b. feel like they're not going to take me are actually one major thing so important
games for the koreans but also for the host nation indonesia author james dorsey says that in the modern world sport is a significant diplomatic weapon. so no longer many coat. pocket of. the public would go with b. and companies one of the ways that companies growing is how they form both in the order it is the ability to hold. and how they perform in the boards of the boat. e-sports jet skiing and bridge or some of the more unusual sports but this conventional ones too like swimming and the singapore star joseph schooling could well shine at these games he shot to fame at the twenty fourteen games in south korea where he won gold in the one hundred meter butterfly and then stormed to gold in the same discipline at the rio de janeiro olympic games
beating michael phelps in his last race before retirement. yeah no asian games always very huge that's why i say it's you know up there with four championships and it under the olympics and so you know it's always nice to come back and embrace in a crowd like this and i'm excited to see what i can do i've been feeling good leading up to this week and yeah it's it's always a stage from comfortable performing on so i'd say you know i don't really think about medals right you think about recently or so it's all coming in the speed just trying to race myself trying to raise my own expectations and that's all i can focus on and that's the best thing to do christiane and all those first competitive game with you vince is ended in a dramatic late victory although he didn't get on the school sheet himself lots of interest in the city all game against key a veteran of following rebel those one hundred million dollar move over the summer but there was a somber atmosphere before kickoff as both teams and fans paid respects to those
killed in the general a bridge collapse on tuesday. it was events assumed to lead just three minutes in sami with the drone. back came here over the head over from emmanuelle jacket. into the second object he was found in the box and then school second of the next to put cable to one half. or another were so close to leveling it for you ventures but was denied by a great say from stefano sorrentino but they knew they did get the equaliser and only go from the abers matiya bunny and right at the end in the second minute of added time they wanted with a go from fifty to go bed medeski so you ventus another off to a winning start in the italian. ac milan and croatia defender even strain which is taking a break from football after being diagnosed with a heart condition he played in last month's world cup final but routine tests
detected the problem which miliband say needs further investigation. chelsea a top of the english premier league off to beating arsenal in a thrilling london dobby arsenal fourth from two goes down to draw level a two two only for aiden hazard to school nine minutes from time elsewhere newcastle missed a late penalty in the chance to win at cardiff they were home wins for everton leicester and tottenham who have taken maximum points from their two game so four and so bournemouth who won away at west ham. you saying bolt has been causing a fan frenzy in sydney ahead of his football trial of a league side the central coast mariners fans cheered and posed for selfies with the eight i'm a limp dick gold medalist sprinter at sydney airport both are retired from athletics at the world championships in london last year has trained with germany's brasier dortmund south africa's moment sundowns and norway's strong squad say it as he pursues a career in football something he says is one of his dreams. of my
last season in charge computer before. i knew a lot of people don't know what i can do so. given me the opportunity to show for any of the all of history of some of the to call a serial. no backtalk of it remains on course to become the first men to win all nine tennis masters tournaments he beat marion chile three sets to reach the final in cincinnati the only title to elude him thus far now he'll find out who is playing later roger federer is favored to win the semifinal against david gower fan the thirty seven year old fourth from a sit down to beat fellas with standby waiting to yesterday to reach the last four . there was a shock in the women's tournament dutch player. patrick of its ability to reach sunday's final its seventh straight win over top ten apart. things are very evenly matched between england and india after an eventful first day of the third
test the train bridge chris works took three wickets to have india wobbling but we're not currently energy. steadied things with a partnership of one hundred fifty nine kohli fell three runs short of a century caught by ben stokes who is back after he's acquittal in court this week india with three hundred seven for six at stumps which is already the biggest score so far in the series. so africa started their reg habit of campaign zero for the thirty four twenty one win over argentina in india will champions new zealand made a strong start to the defense of their title by beating australia in sydney thirty eight thirteen even though the australians were leading at halftime the all blacks ran in six tries to one to make the scoreline look overwhelmingly one sided two of those tries came courtesy of why suck in the hole. because you know it's a special thing to be out of them. you know that probably isn't valid when it won't be honest between drinks but coming up again here in sydney it's always better.
as it is meant. for the ones that really remember jersey. and then maybe it will be joining the likes of south africa new zealand australia and argentina at next year's rugby world cup in japan that maybe in south threshed kenya fifty three twenty eight in a world cup qualifier on saturday invent talk to open a spot. and that's all the sport for months from now it's back to london and. thank you peter his new generations are looking to heroes of the past to help define their identity the journey is being helped by the various touches which are scattered throughout the islands many of which have also weathered the nation's nation's various storms gabriel is on the has this report from the capital port au prince. he sits quietly overlooking the city his name is barry krzysztof a former slave who fought to free modern day haiti from the french ruling eighteen
zero four a statue honoring him is in one of the main squares of the capital port au prince in many ways it's incredible it's still standing the two thousand and ten earthquake reduced much of haiti to rubble two hundred thousand people killed three hundred thousand homes destroyed after the quake hundreds of thousands of people took refuge in parks and plazas right underneath the very statues that are still standing today through it all they remain unscathed and often overlooked symbol of the country's long history overcoming hardships like the statue of john jock vasoline who helped fend off incursions from the british and spanish before revolting against the french occupation the first ruler of haiti after independence the haitian national anthem named after him. every time i look at this deafening structure i feel like doing a second revolution to liberate our country
a second revolution is needed today. but it's this statue that often resonates the most with haitians a runaway slave completed by haitian sculptor in the one nine hundred sixty s. it is one of the most important pieces of art in all of the caribbean it's full of symbolism a broken shackle hard fought freedom a machete to fight a shell of his lips alerting the people to their freedom. i represent the whites the symbols represent the glory of the past generations when we look at them it's a reminder of what they have done for us and what we can accomplish for future generations. the statue's unbreakable a trademark of the haitian people of today gabriel santo i'll just leave port au prince. and you can always find more on our website the address for that is al jazeera dot com. and that's it for this news hour but i'll be back with more.
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