the rule of law i would say this is one of the most important constitutional cases in the history of hong kong are we facing awful or tarion is where the government can say whatever is law is law and that whatever it will apply will apply and we say when they will be repealed then it will be repealed all is that the case that hong kong still have to the rule of law that we are still governed by the rule of law and the common law principles of the separations of power and that is why the legislative council is here asking the court to make a determination on the legislative roll off the legislative council. has more now from hong kong. a march and some sporadic protests here in hong kong on saturday much less than what we've seen over the last 48 hours and much less than we've seen in previous weekends and peaceful for the most part on saturday that's what we saw a very different picture on friday night and part of the violence that took place on friday night after this mass ban was announced where the m.t.r.
train systems they were shut down and that really kind of crippled this city what's insane through the malls most major miles with closed as you can see small shops also shuttered that because they anticipated there to be violence on saturday but it didn't materialize because protest leaders canceled all the events also on saturday kerry lamb the chief executive of hong kong issued a video statement where she looked at the violence on friday night as justification for this mass then she also said it was a very dark day here in hong kong protest leaders when they said things were going to be canceled on saturday pointed to sunday it's going to be a big day they hope they're planning a rally and a march that they say hopefully will be peaceful but will be have very large numbers compared to what we've seen over the last couple of days but obviously the police with this new law emergency law in place they will be looking to crack down on any illegal activity. time for a short break here and al-jazeera when we come back. it's the 1st time in 150 years that the the appears almost community are allowed to hold
a thanksgiving festival in the capital. and creating art from rubbish a highly acclaimed artist shows us his work made from recycled material modern that's going to. hello dramatic thunderstorms been seen around amman again and even pick up the cloud it was covering parts of southern iran pakistan in fact that cloudy zone runs right up towards afghanistan it's still only dissolving but we haven't seen the back of those thunderstorms not the next day at least however west of all that is still quite an attempt just a hi there drifting lower we're still billows 30 in toronto and now below 40 in much of iraq with a hint of an increasing breeze and rather more cloud around in the mediterranean
this is of course where the seas needs change it will eventually get to live and hasn't yet got there so the skies agendas speaking mostly full of sunshine so is the thunderstorm potential around a man tends to be the only place i think unless you count far west of yemen maybe a fossil 1st in saudi otherwise things are still quiet for a couple of days more still temp is lost in the thirty's humidity is quite high by day and night around the coast in qatar bahrain for example otherwise quiet and sunny. temps are variations of in the story in southern africa and still pretty warm in durban and johannesburg around the 30 mark such as for in botswana but cape town still 80. the weather sponsored by cattle. subzero temperatures extreme altitudes. this is where the hard part because of the extraordinary journey from polish to touch it you start
braved ordinary joy to. do high out there's no oxygen. just to experience life simple pleasures. risking it all in kurdistan on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on the al-jazeera north korea's chief nuclear negotiator kim yong guild says he's called off the new prize ation talks with the united states and sweden saying washington was bored nothing to the table. in iraq there's been more anti-government unrest on live fire in the capital baghdad almost
a 100 people have died in the last 5 days of protests a number of t.v. stations have also been attacked. and a court hearing is taking place in hong kong over the facemask ban imposed by a leader carrying. a group of pro-democracy legislators undermines the rule of law you know most of the city's metro stations remain shut after several were vandalized by protesters. now the trade war between the u.s. and china has led fashion brands to shift production areas a hotspot the many of these companies is bangladesh but locals say low wages on the government's lax approach to safety and labor standards are not serving the country's best interests and their child reports. bangladesh's garment industry is 2nd largest clothing exporter in the world after china it accounts for 80 percent of the country's total exports and it's expected to benefit the most from the fall out of the u.s. china trade war u.s. retailers are placing more orders with bangladesh to offset increasing tariffs on
chinese goods because of the fact that there is no trade war buyers in the u.s. because of the present age they're looking at this region and bangladesh is certainly one of the beneficiaries of those orders coming in. to avoid the effects of the trade war chinese factories are relocating to elsewhere in asia bangladesh is low wage gives it a competitive edge in this labor intensive industry bangladesh has the most sustainable supply chain currently and we are the most compliant therefore there is no reason for bangladesh not to gain from this from this opportunity but we would need the help because consistently bangladesh has suffered a decline in prices so we seek the corporation and empathy of the rest of the world apart all export has boomed in recent years but workers are not satisfied with the
new minimum wage set by the government last year president. blasting for bangladesh's garment industry which has benefited from a rise in demand for its good but on a recent study 91 percent of the workers said their income is not enough to feed themselves and their families. there has been criticism from the workers union and n.g.o.s that the rise in export benefit only the factory owners and international buyers not the workers gloppy part being a garment worker lives with her family in a small one room quarter she struggles with her monthly expenses without her husband's income it would be hard for the family to get by. on a lot of this it's still very difficult for us i have to spend a considerable amount for my children's school fees and other expenses like medicine food rent and so on although the country's government export to the u.s. market grew in recent months things may not remain so rosy if president trams goes
ahead with his plan and impose additional tariffs on after all imports bangladesh already plays 15.3 percent duties to the us amongst the highest of any nation tender child really i'll just assure bangladesh. there are warnings of a dire situation in yemen now after weeks of fuel shortages the country's all ministries blaming the saudi led coalition for imposing restrictions on fuel tankers the ministry says one tanker was allowed in 2 weeks ago but only provide enough fuel for 5 days officials say the shortage is affecting every day life for talks in saddam over a controversial new dam project in ethiopia have ended in gridlock the grand ethiopian renaissance dam would be the largest hydroelectric one in africa egypt is concerned over the impact the dam will have on the downstream flow of the nile al-jazeera see the morgan reports now from cotton talks between sudan if you get on
the ground if you can renaissance dam which is being built on the blue nile if you're pierre concluded in the sudanese capital khartoum on saturday with very little progress in fact tensions could be felt between the european and the delegation around that meeting hall if we had described his previous proposal by their egyptian counterparts as unilateral and unacceptable egypt wanted to decide how long it should take for the dam to be filled as well of how much cubic metres that the dam should appoint its completion these are things that if you had previously rejected this time around each and every country presented a proposal which they will be setting in the coming days and if you please think that one thing that they cannot agree upon with egypt is how much cubic meters should be released from the dam because egypt's demand goes beyond what the capacity of the dam will be a set of sega's the beginning from the very beginning. not to proceed with this process they are not open mind to look at.
this we said said to him believe me. whatever. historical minimum flow which is even above the $21.00 is a green one if it is that road or road we released. and so don't say it's 75 pages. 40 but also guarantee. there is a necessity. so we bring exist that into more then see if there is anything to improve one's a scenario. you can see that is where busying power. their logo on science based. on some decision of somebody who didn't look at the content and superimpose decisions not technical teams from the 3 sides will continue meeting to try to iron out some of the points that the 3 sides could not
agree upon in this round of talks but they will also be deciding when the ministerial delegation from the 3 sides will meet and although the 3 sides have described this round of talks as progressive it seems that they can still not figure out how to resolve their differences on the main points of contention before the dam is complete and start operating next year ethiopia's arm of the community is celebrating its annual spring season festival. but for the 1st time in 150 years the celebration is being held in the capital a city many are moneyed as argue is part of that territory well the move has raised concerns of regarding ethnic tensions from korea has more now from. some traveled for days through dozens of security checkpoints for this. festival of thanksgiving marked by if the o.p.'s or roma community signaling the end of the rainy season coming from australia and it is
a long journey 20 hours on the trip on the plane this is really a very special moment but amid the celebrations there are concerns tensions and ethnic rivalries have heightened across the country since prime minister abu ahmed came to power in 2018 some hardliners in the orrible community believe the. region that includes the capital at should full under their jurisdiction while allowing the celebration to be held back here in the attic for the 1st time in more than a century could be seen as and all of branch from the government. international observers worry that it could serve to incite more nationalist sentiments and further divide the o.p.'s some regional flags flew by despite calls to avoid politics during the celebrations china. is about celebrating our country's peace and prosperity it's not about ethnicity or gender it's about tolerance recent to
reach celebrations held outside the capital have been mobbed by protests after a stampede in 2016 where the government says 50 people were killed but opposition leaders and human rights watch had put that figure in the hundreds the main part of this year's event however ended according to its name peacefully it continues into sunday at a popular lake resort nearby robyn kriel al jazeera at islamabad. in ecuador protesters took to the streets for a 3rd day demonstrating against cuts to fill subsidies protesters blocked roads and put up barricades in the capital quito despite the unrest president levin marino says he has no plans to reverse his decision to scrap the subsidies he said he won't bow to the demands of in his words criminals nearly 370 people have been arrested during the protests for. a 2nd intelligence official is considering filing a whistleblower complaint against u.s. president donald trump that's according to the new york times this person
reportedly has more direct knowledge regarding trump's dealings with ukraine the president's been accused of using his position to get the country to investigate his political rivals an impeachment inquiry is now underway. france's anti terror prosecutor says there are signs that a man who killed 4 police workers was radicalized the suspect had worked at the police headquarters for several years on thursday he turned on his colleagues with a knife officials say he exchanged 33 text messages with his wife before the attacks all of which were of a religious nature let you know. the total duration of this murderous journey was estimated at 7 minutes between his arrival at his office at 1253 and his neutralization at 1 o'clock the perpetrator of these attacks was quickly identified as mikhail h. this individual suffered deafness following a 1000000 j.a.t.'s converted to islam 10 years ago according to the testimonies
collected. the dutch prime minister has told boris johnson that his new brags that plan is unacceptable because concern is reportedly about the creation of a possible customs border meanwhile the european union rejected holding weekend talks on johnston's new proposals stating there's not enough in it that would lead to a deal despite the stall johnson insists britain will leave deal or no deal and he won't seek a delay in you when you hear facials are to resume talks on monday. scottish independence supporters have been marching in the capital. organizers say its support for independence from the u.k. has grown as a possibility of a no deal brags that increases in 2014 a majority of scots voted to remain in the u.k. in a referendum one of the key arguments at the time was e.u. membership now the spanish civil guard has released footage of a dramatic high speed boat chase in the mediterranean which ended with the arrest of 4 suspected drug smugglers take
a look at this the police boat on the left tried several maneuvers to stop the semi inflatable boat on the right but ended up colliding with it. 3 engines were then thrown into the water prompting the pilot of the chasing police helicopter to order the suspected smugglers to turn around and help them 80 bundles of marijuana recovered from the city one of africa's most acclaimed artist a not so is holding his 1st exhibition in the middle east but an artist has won many awards for his work that is made predominantly from rubbish has been featured in galleries around the world are there was no bird money met him at doha museum of modern art and not many artists want their work to be rubbish but that's what. constructs his arts from he sources much of his material like bottle tops and cans for alcoholic drinks for recycling stations in african countries you know drinks hard to link the continent of
africa europe and america. and the. drinks were brought for us to africa. and then they. took part in the. transplant. intitled triumphant scale the artist says this exhibition in doha reflects his body of on a large scale in both space and time its work that spans his rich 5 decade long career. and that's why his bottle cap series is that the heart of this walk made entirely from bottle tops it's difficult to describe the share 5. inspired by 15th century story about a king who imprisoned the artist migrant ancestors who then destroyed the city
walls to escape. he is collecting called bottles you know tips and covers so by saying that this is part of the colonize ation there is a political message and it's about building bridges and instead of building walls and how also from africa or from the middle east from different. places in the world. this produce work that makes sense to the entire world and that's why he says his work doesn't begin with any political motives it's only once he's put together they're open to interpretation laura browder manly al-jazeera doha. all right time for a quick check of the headlines here on al-jazeera north korea's chief nuclear negotiator kim yong gil has called off denuclearization talks with the united
states in sweden he says washington has brought nothing to the table delegations from both countries were in stockholm to discuss pyongyang ending its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions being lifted in iraq there's been more antigovernment unrest on live fire in the capital baghdad. almost a 100 people have died in the last 5 days of protests a number of t.v. stations have also been attacked a court hearing is taking place in hong kong over the facemask ban put in place by the leader kerry hundreds of people demonstrated against the ban on saturday despite the march officially being canceled by its organizers was called off after hong kong's rail network was closed because of what i thought was called malicious vandalism and a group of pro-democracy legislators say they've applied for an injunction on the ban as it undermines the rule of law. today is about authoritarianism versus the rule of law i would say this is one of the most important constitutional cases
in the history of hong kong are we facing off or terry where the government can say whatever is law is law and that whatever it is applied and we say when they would be repealed then we would be repealed or is it the case that hong kong still have to rule of law that we still governed by the rule of law and the common law principles of the separation of powers and that is why the legislative council is here asking the court to make a determination on the legislative roll off the legislative council in ecuador protesters took to the streets for a 3rd day demonstrating against cuts to fuel subsidies protesters blocked roads and put up barricades in the capital quito despite the unrest president lenin merino says he has no plans to reverse his decision to scrap the subsidies and a 2nd intelligence official is considering filing a whistleblower complaint against the u.s. president donald trump that's according to the new york times this person
reportedly has more direct knowledge regarding trump's dealings with ukraine. those are the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera statement got so much about them this is a dialogue that you decide not to have children to say that it's what the stake is really human survival everyone has a voice but i'll start with our community because of course this is a debate and it's a heated one this is a horrible creation literally be able to do a page and ideally join the global conversation with people i think if only they knew what is happening to we were muslims they will be the words out and they will be on rage on al-jazeera.
beginning a long journey to deliver mandarin orange juice to remote villages. the fruit is highly prized as a symbol of good fortune in neighboring tajikistan. but to get to the villages the drivers must risk their lives on a dangerous road. located in the heart of central asia. is kurdistan 2nd largest city. after nightfall to drivers stock up on supplies. they bought expensive chinese mandarins from a local trader and hope to sell them for a small profit in neighboring turkey just down. the truck is loaded with cases full of the fruit. of. the drivers
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jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up communication breakdown north korea pulls out of nuclear talks with the united states. and $100.00 people are killed in violent protests across iraq with no sign of a political solution to end the crisis plus. in australia where recent fires combined with the worst drought on record having devastating consequences for farmers and it's not even summer yet. welcome to the program a court hearing is taking place in hong kong over the facemask ban put in place by leader kerry hundreds of people demonstrated against the ban on saturday despite the march officially being canceled by organizers was called off after hong kong's rail network was closed because of what authorities called malicious vandalism on
friday crowds set fire to metro stations during rallies against the. well a group of pro-democracy legislators heading into the hearing say they've applied for an injunction on the mosque ban as it undermines the rule of law. today is about authoritarianism versus the rule of law i would say this is one of the most important constitutional cases in the history of hong kong are we facing off or tarion is where the government can say whatever is law is law and that whatever it is up lie will apply and we say when they would be repealed then they will be repealed or is it the case that hong kong still have the rule of law that we are still governed by the rule of law and the common law principles of the separations of power and that is why the legislative council is here asking the court to make a determination on the legislative role of the legislative council or let's get more now from sarah clarke who joins us live now from hong kong sara
so let's start 1st and with these pro-democracy legislators of this legal challenge to the ban on the mosques what are the chances of success and we think. well at this particular case was filed in the high court yesterday and that court hearing is today it's being led by a 24 pro-democracy lawmakers but it's being led by dennis quote because actually a lawyer himself so clearly he thinks there's enough evidence on this side to challenge this anti mosque build another i believe that they're also taking it kerry now i should say and the police commissioner and the justice secretary to course now die but also believe that this particular case this is anti mosque police on both you and unconstitutional and it is no position to the hong kong constitution which is bicycle and while they follow this to die they carried out yesterday on saturday acknowledged that this case was being heard but she says that their arguments are groundless but we'll think the court hearing us about to start on sunday but we don't have any idea when that particular hearing will end but you
have the products that will make it before denis crockett clearly thinks by having ties and sara the running is still going ahead despite the ban by the police so what to expect to happen today that. there are a number of rallies. planned for sunday we're at the start of one which will go from course my bike into central that was a similar march on saturday with thousands defied the police ban and much to anyway is also another rally in course by by just further up the writing victoria that's in support of the intonation journalist who had the last one i ought to place a rubber bullet on her last week and there's another much over and color inside of this is all in opposition to the anti mosque built to die on sunday 40 in 2 hours i caught it closed and this is what i did yesterday yes that sounds like all empty gas stations in hong kong were closed that's the 1st time anyone can recall this ever happening but it's a very clever tactic of the the police because they didn't mobilizing the groups they simply can't get to these like patients but today on sunday we do expect
thousands together again at the point where we out to schools like by which we expect to be probably one of the largest marches in hong kong against this spill all right there in hong kong for the time being sara thank you. now north korea has broken off denuclearization talks with the united states chief nuclear negotiator kim yong gil said there are expectations or not fulfilled delegations from both countries when sweden's capital stockholm to discuss the north abandoning its nuclear weapons technology and its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions being lifted isn't fishing for in the chill of an evening in sweden a freeze returned to negotiations between the u.s. and north korea to say to been meeting in stockholm for the 1st time since previous nuclear talks broke down at a field summit in vietnam in february but it quickly became clear the 2 are dramatically far apart the us raise expectations by offering suggestions like a flexible approach new method and creative solution is but they have disappointed
us greatly and dampen are enthusiastic for negotiation by bringing nothing to the negotiation table both sides agreed to restart the talks after donald trump's remarkable visit to north korea in june. at the end of the g. 7 in japan he met the north korean president kim junkman at the demilitarized zone in the area marking the border between north and south korea and then took the dramatic step over the border the 1st u.s. president to do so there was hope fresh talks might make progress after president trump's national security advisor john bolton was fired he was seen by the north as an obstacle to a deal he admitted he was deeply skeptical they would ever give up their nuclear weapons and the day after the new talks were the ones pyongyang confirmed it had test fired a ballistic missile designed for a submarine launch a step forward in technology and a clear message to the americans even a few hours before the talks broke down u.s.
secretary of state mike pompeo was confident of a breakthrough there were 4 pillars that the 2 leaders agreed to and we're very hopeful that we will make some progress we're mindful this will be the 1st time we've had a chance to have a discussion in quite some time in a statement the state department said the united states and the d.p. r. k. to north korea will not overcome a legacy of 70 years of war and hostility on the korean peninsula through the course of a single saturday these are witty issues and they require a strong commitment by both countries the united states has that commitment the u.s. says it is accepted an invitation from the swedes to return for more talks in 2 weeks time for their part the north koreans say the denuclearization of the korean peninsula is still possible but only when obstacles that threaten their safety and check their development are removed completely without a shadow of doubt that suggests that until the u.s. starts to ease sanctions on north korea they won't be going back to the negotiating
table alan fischer al-jazeera washington. that's one more anti-government unrest on live fire in iraq's capital baghdad officials say at least 5 protesters have been killed after a 2 day curfew ended in takes the number killed in the last 5 days to almost 100 with thousands more injured a number of t.v. stations have also been a tent and one com has more now from baghdad. despite the internet being cut off across most of the country iraqi protestors have found a way to upload videos on to social media sites that appear to show live fire and take us clouds these are pictures iraq's government doesn't want you to see they paint a picture of what's happening on the ground and help explain why there have been many deaths and injuries over the past few days. michael beyond the protests is not holding anything in their hands except for rocky flags they calling for the most basic of rights employment and services we need safety and an amnesty law that takes people out of the secret and public prisons iraq has become full of secret
prisons the authorities are building prisons are only they're not building hospitals or schools being. trinity bettin they have a curfew has been removed that decisions made by the head of parliament and the prime minister applied on the ground because iraqi people have become bored of all the promises that these decisions are applied. the protesters are angry over what they say is government corruption and lack of access to basic needs a curfew that's been in place in baghdad has now ended but the situation is still tense despite the lifting of the ban here in baghdad where the focal point for the protesters is nowhere near as busy as it should be as you can say there's a big heavy security presence now while the protesters are doing is they're gathering in streets around various square which is what they've done in the last few days what they're trying to do is get
a critical mass together ag. into this square the protests are not just in the capital but across the south and central parts of iraq and now there's also a political crisis brewing on such as a parliament wants to convene for an emergency session to discuss the protests it never met 3 major political blocs refused to let their members of parliament sit iraqi law requires a minimum number of m.p.'s to be present before a session can begin instead the speaker of the parliament mohamed el b.c. held a meeting with people who claim to represent the protestors late on saturday he held a news conference surrounded by his party loyalists it more like a campaign rally than a press conference and with coals for an election from protesters and other parties hold boosie set out a range of economic reforms and social reforms he says his party will introduce. my loans will be given in the form of credits bank credits be initiated for the
purposes of establishing factories and providing equipment this will enable us to stay that way from any corruption so facilities will not be given in cash loans yet will be credit for the establishment of factories the speaker is not alone in trying to appeal to the protesters iraqi politicians of all stripes and religious leaders appear to be throwing their support behind the protest movement but it's not clear if the protesters will accept them given the fact that they blame the same politicians for the di economic situation that sparked their protests in the 1st place and the government for violent scenes like these and run hard baghdad. polls have just opened in kosovo parliamentary election it was called when the prime minister from a share of the nash resigned in july after being summoned by cost of those war crimes prosecutor he wants to question the pm of the his role in the fight against serb forces 20 years ago opinion polls suggest no party will have enough support to
form a government on its own. for a short break here now to 0 when we come back tragedy in thailand 6 elephants are killed trying to save each other at a waterfall. unschooled the history of the track in doha will have only action in the world athletics championships more. hello dramatic thunderstorms been seen around oman again and even pick up the cloud it was covering parts of southern iran and southern pakistan in fact that cloud zone runs right up towards afghanistan it's still only dissolving but we haven't seen the back of those thunderstorms not the next day at least however west of all that is still quiet and temper still high there drifting lower we're still billows