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on our just being around. them. out in force over a 1000000 people rally in hong kong to mark 6 months of protests calling for more human rights. hello i'm adrian said again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. more than 40 people dead in a massive fire in one of the oldest markets in new delhi. where in nasiriyah one of the epicenters of violence during anti-government protests in iraq. and sri lanka's
new leader says that he's a president for all but the noisy groups appear far from convinced. we begin in hong kong where more than a 1000000 protesters have brought the city to a standstill it's just after 7 local time and people have been marching for of a 5 hours now demanding greater protection of the democratic freedoms and human rights sunday's rally is the culmination of 6 months of sometimes violent protests the territory is locked in a dispute over the nature of its relationship with mainland china police approved sunday's demonstration but they've warned they'll break it up if there's any violence let's go live now to hong kong i was here as adrian brown is there so 6 months on adrian what of these protests achieved. well i think these protesters have probably achieved actually quite
a lot they managed to get that controversial extradition bill finally officially withdrawn by the government but of course that was too little too late and by then the protesters demands had morphed into calls for full democracy as well as an independent commission of inquiry into police actions during the past 6 months and of course below me here we have a crowd of perhaps more than a 1000000 could be marching in the streets of central hong kong today and that is also a reflection i think of what this protest movement has achieved i think those who felt that the protest movement had somehow run out of steam which is what i think the hong kong government was hoping have been greatly mistaken many of the people marching on sunday with the same people i think who voted in the historic district council elections 2 weeks ago when the pro-democracy count scored a resoundingly fics 3 taking control of some 17 of hong kong's 18 district councils
and this i think is a continuation of that moment and it's also another reminder that the voice of protest in hong kong is far from diminished. it began peacefully on june the 9th with a march against a bill for an extradition deal with china and the protest movement might well have ended then if hong kong's chief executive kerry lamb had heeded their demand to know absolutely found a man had succeeded with the withdrawal of the bill to safeguard our freedom nothing would have happened benson ho never saw him so it was a front line activist but that's what he's become he's been arrested and forced to leave home. with hall gaulois i told my dad we're going out to fight for the rights we deserve we had a big fight and after that he said move out move out if you don't want to stay at home anymore. benson was also there when protesters smashed their way into the
heart of hong kong's government the debating chamber of the legislative assembly many wearing the hard hats and face masks that have become symbols of this leaderless movement. as the long hot summer rolled on the air became more toxic. it was now a color many in white chasing and beating those in black the color of the protest movement. tara i said again tara but terrorism aided by foreign hands is how beijing defined it after its liaison office in hong kong was attacked and defaced. mainland owned businesses were also targeted. as were transport planes subway stations were vandalized and forced to shut tunnels were closed. and thousands of flights canceled after protesters occupied the international airport arrivals lounge chinese leaders have repeatedly warned they
would send in the people's liberation army to restore order yet that still hasn't happened they fear that if they work mobilize the people's liberation army garrison in hong kong than china will lose face because. of chinese rule. they have not won the hearts and minds in hong kong police figures reflect a society tearing itself apart at least 2 deaths more than $10000.00 tear gas canisters fired and almost $6000.00 arrests. more fatalities seem possible after students turned a university campus into a fortress the fiery standoff with police becoming a defining moment of the unrest in spite of the violence local elections went ahead with voters sending a clear message of support to those agitating for greater democracy a few days later there was another setback for china's leaders u.s.
president donald trump signed into law a bill aimed at protecting human rights in hong kong and punishing those deemed responsible for suppressing them. adrian you said in your report that china has threatened to intervene militarily why hasn't it done so. well it's one of those great perplexing questions is it i think one of the reasons why president xi jinping has not sent the troops in is because he knows that if he did that it would end hong kong's special status and remember china has an awful lot invested here financially we got a reminder of that just a few weeks ago when allie barber one of china's biggest corporations listed on the hong kong stock market now the reason why the flotation happened here is because there is no other stock market in asia that could handle a flotation of that size so china needs hong kong to succeed it needs hong kong to
survive in his willy lam pointed out in my report if china were to send in the people's liberation army it would be a tacit acknowledgement that its effort its campaign to win over hearts and minds here in hong kong had been a complete failure. al-jazeera sandrine brown reporting live from hong kong adrian many thanks. india's capital has killed at least 43 people it tore through one of the oldest markets a factory where some of new delhi's poorest residents were sleeping it's the worst fire in the city in more than 2 decades. a home a drip orts. the blaze broke out while many were still asleep in monday in the old quarter of delhi many were suffocated by smoke as they slept. police and firefighters try to save dozens of factory workers but for some it was already too late crowds gathered watching as the smoke rose from the multi-story building and
connecting sites. some people were sleeping in the factory and they didn't wake up it was a short circuit there was a fire and 2 buildings with a common staircase. people were taken to hospital in any way possible before ambulances arrived at the scene. the factory is close to one of the city's largest markets the narrow streets made it more difficult for emergency services to fight the fire and reach the injured. we have rescued 52 people so far we got a call at 522 this morning and deployed 4 fire engines and then later sent 35150 firefighters are involved in the operation the rescue people have been sent to hospitals the operation is underway and we believe a few people are still inside the building more than 18000000 people live in delhi it's one of the world's most densely populated cities the city has struggled to enforce modern fire safety codes earlier this year a fire swept through
a hotel killing 17 people. the next day a fire broke out at a card factory. as emergency services searched the wreckage the government says there will be a full investigation into the cause of the fire mohammed al jazeera. i was there as an child is at the scene she says that the congested narrow streets made it hard for crews to fight the fire. there's a factory where. this morning in over 60 people were rescued including the 43. of the rescue operations are now. i've been rushed to hospitals most of these. from forestry it's across india and even moved inside the factory as you can see the area is pretty congested there are many workshops and small parties that operate out and even the names of very tiny that makes it difficult to access many that the
builders often. do very needed to make sure that. the u.s. is wiping its investigation into the attack at a naval base in florida on friday a saudi national mohammed saeed ronni shot dead 3 students at an aviation school 10 saudi citizens are now being questioned about the shooting the u.s. defense secretary says that it's too early those who call it an act of terrorism course we extend our condolences to all the families affected by it and touched by it and our military community downer but no like i can't say it's terrorism at this time i think we need to let the investigators the f.b.i. do its work and get us the facts and we'll move from their. academic much obss where he says that the trumpet ministration has been working to separate this incident from its relationship with the saudi government. this is the trump administration style of reaction to any event the saudi arabia is involved and.
we saw such thing previously how you know how to basically describe saudi arabia in a you know in a very you were selected words avoiding accuse ation we have also to remember that on that level did actually use very diplomatic words in criticizing not the criticizing i would say undermining the way how. can that man himself in a lot of remarks he made but in when it comes to that this matter in particular from them you know the 1st minute it was a clear that he was defending the saudi government he was reading the statement from concerned man in the cabinet meeting his his his the part of secretary of state actually repeating this on twitter so there is sort of defending and
isolating this event from the saudi leadership iraq's parliament is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the escalation of violence over the past few days the southern city of nasiriyah has seen some of the worst violence against demonstrators 96 people have been killed there since the beginning of october of 7 to 14 has met survivors and protesters who say they've been tortured by security forces. hospital wards in the remain full after security forces opened fire on protesters last week in the intensive care unit this demonstrator who was shot in the head clings on to life prayers are all his family has left after doctors declared him politically dead the lucky ones if they can be called that recover from non fatal gunshot wounds the flags they carried defiantly penned to their hospital beds 17 year old safe says all he wanted was a homeland instead he got a bullet in his leg or what or with when i started shooting we were treated as we
ran a guy next to me fell down i couldn't just leave him but when i attempted to carry him i was also shot and fell and the 3rd one who came to help us also i fell on me . video shows the moment of the attack the government has issued an arrest warrant against a senior security force commander and promised an investigation. that there is an investigative committee formed for this purpose at the highest levels and for sure the people in charge of the investigation will bring those responsible to account and they will be punished by the law but the victims' relatives want more i want the government to change i don't want this government i demand my son's rights what is his guilt and the syria has been rocked by violence many times since u.s. troops invaded 16 years ago but iraqis say they are suffering unprecedented suppression now hundreds have been temporarily detained since protests began october 1st this activist says he was lurched to
a meeting by intelligence officers who then arrested him. i got a call from someone it was an unknown number he said i'm so and so we have supplies for your tent and we want you to take you to your tent specifically for your tent he was tortured and interrogated for 16 hours his body still bears marks of electrocution and then x. ray shows a fractured rib. who are they call it an investigation but it's not an investigation it's torture like the bulk of those arrested he will soon released on bail but many believe the use of violence is likely to continue the problem that we have used that are saved by government by other side of they call them party the problem there is theoretical type of investigation. but without any results the crackdown has stoked fear among demonstrators that the same time feeling more
anger the people of nasiriya have seen too much and lost too many to simply return to normal life seem when i felt in al-jazeera nasiriyah. we're going to weather update thanks here i'll say right then. with. stories of survival and desperation will be in mauritania as coast guards recover more drowned migrants and refugees. but africa's largest lake is drying up threatening to devastate entire communities for generations to come. once again welcome to another look at the international forecast the weather's a reasonably calm now across a good part of north asia generates ryan fine for japan then high pressure in
charge of keeping things reasonably settled little further north we have got this area of low pressure that's roaring in a cool northerly brace attempt just struggling to get to freezing in supposed struggling to get into double figures there for tokyo but some crisp sunshine to enjoy over the next couple days and perhaps a little more cloud just tucking into the eastern side of caution as we go through cheese they say you must see a little bit of drizzly right but i think for the most part it will be fine and dry temperatures picking up a little into the korean peninsula 12 celsius the full cell jimmy stynes right here generally dry 2 for beijing with a top temperature of 9 socialism a high pressure in charge across a good part off china with dust that fine it dry for the most part into central and southern there was just some pieces of play out 20 celsius in hong kong stuff will mostly go on into choose to maybe want to see showers creeping towards taiwan by that stage for the philippines sits generate driving have got a few afternoon showers but the west the weather across southeast asia continues to
affect malaysia the central have seen more beatdown pose a chance of flooding just announcing a call. an investigation of how foreign companies plunder africa's natural resources to terrorists is so important in the question of revealing how new media's officials demand cash in exchange for favors. with confidential documents provided to al-jazeera by wiki leaks people are going to say but you committed perjury so i was putting the clamps and i'm not denying it al-jazeera investigations the anatomy of a bribe. and
i get this is al-jazeera that's roger the top stories this hour more than a 1000000 people are marching right now through the streets of hong kong to demand greater protection of human rights police approve the demonstration which was marks 6 months since the process but because. of it india's capital new delhi has killed more than 40 people that happened at a crowded market in the old quarter it's the worst fire in the city in more than 2 decades iraq's parliament is holding an emergency session to discuss the escalation of violence over the past few days and investigations been opened into who was behind the killing of 23 protesters on friday. gambia as president is promising action against people traffickers after dozens of its citizens drowned off mauritania's coast they were trying to reach spain's canary islands at least 85
people survived were brought ashore al-jazeera spotted vile has met some of them he reports now from northwestern mauritania. 2 nephews were. victims of the boat which capsized on wednesday she's a migrant some from. to mauritania a few years ago. the boat was anchored on the sea shore in the smugglers were scouting for passengers my grandson and 2 others heard about this and they decided we were hopeful that they were going to succeed. out of 150 mostly gambian migrants 85 managed to swim to safety and were found by the mauritanian military near the northern city of what they were given food cloth and shelter by mauritanian authorities and various you and agencies including the international organization for migration. the rule did receive treatment at the local hospital the bodies of dozens. were buried outside on thursday i paid more than
$700.00 to get to europe i took the ship with gambians and the single when the disaster happened we were on the edge of death thank god we are risky by the mauritanian authorities i am from the republic i was on my way to spin for better work it was a cruel journey and we were deceived. deceived too where these families back in gambia who thought the smugglers could help their relatives reach europe. this woman in the town of barra lost her 17 year old grandson in the boating accident. they went to the migrant center monday those who perished many others drowned on that board i know about it from my family in gambia no one deserves that. on friday another boat carrying $192.00 migrants also mostly from gambia was intercepted by more routine of course. compared to the relatively short voyages across the
mediterranean sea the atlantic route from gambia to the nearest spanish source is about 1600 kilometers trying to make it on a smuggler's boat is seen by some as an act of suicide yet hundreds on this voyage every year. the i.o.m. says up to 158 people have died so far this year trying to reach the kind of the islands last year the death toll was 43 the current surge is causing concern in african and european countries trying to curb the flow of illegal african migration to the west 100 vine disease. north and mauritania. there are reports that saudi arabian soldiers have been killed in fighting near yemen's border it happened in the southern region according to saudi arabia's news agency yemen's hooty rebels have previously launched attacks in that area. fighters under the command of libya's un recognized government say that they shot down a jet belonging to forces of the warlord khalifa haftar the incident reportedly
happened in the south of tripoli the western coastal city of ours or we're after forces fighting to capture the capital. israel has carried out asterix in the gaza strip a number of homicides were targeted but no one was hurt israel says it was in response to rocket fire last month or today a flare up in violence led to the deaths of 34 palestinians before a c. . it was agreed. north korean state media says the country has conducted a very significant test of a once dismantled launch size earlier pyongyang it said that denuclearization was off the table in any future talks with the u.s. at least for the moment 6 era pm countries condemned pyongyang last week for its 13 missile launches since may this year sri lanka's prime minister made the rajapaksa opened a new port city to attract foreign investors the project is under construction just
outside the capital colombo it's designed to be a regional financial hub its initial funding is a one of the half $1000000000.00 investment on the china's so-called belton road initiative which suffered decades of religious and ethnic violence the newly elected president scored a by rajapaksa has promised to unite the country but as out a serious charge stratford reports now from the capital colombo there remains deep distrust among the country's minority groups that voted overwhelmingly against him only muhammad just these pasta from tree owned by his muslim family was burned down by a mob of around 100 people in may last year. it happened during days of violence targeting sri lanka's muslim community after the easter sunday attacks suicide bombers who were members of a local group linked to eisele killed more than $250.00 people in the tanks and
churches and hotels the newly elected president go to by rush upon his promise to protect minorities and to serve every sri lankan and his words irrespective of race or religion. i think. well i'm not party to this but i think everybody. i think not just. as well that if you will do not with the minorities if you do not. they are not working together you cannot like a society cannot function that the buddhist nationalist group. which means buddhist power is accused of inciting hate and taking part in violence it's x. because minority muslim and christian communities in recent years the group campaigned hard for president carter by rajapaksa and celebrated his election victory the b.b.'s leader says the group may dispense parliamentary elections
expected in april then up or how do you get it now hasn't our father come home in recent times the sinhalese people were destitute like children without a father the spirit of the sinhalese was killed by politics now there is a revival and sinhalese but that revival is not a threat to minorities. because religious and ethnic minorities overwhelmingly voted against russia in the election newly elected president got to russia pax has promised not to leave behind those who did not vote for him he said that he will be a president for all sri lankans but the fact that what is often described as a buddhist nationalist group like b.b.'s so heavily support means there are many amongst the country's minorities who are questioning whether the new leader can deliver on the selection promises. most experts say support for nationalist groups such as body is weak among the majority sinhalese population they say the new
president must seize the opportunity to unify the entire country the more. peaceful world for and that comes with rule of law. before the. myth a meritocracy early and millions of sri lankans like him can only hope the years of religious and ethnic violence of a child start at al-jazeera colombo argentina's outgoing president has given an emotional speech in a farewell rally. told supporters that his 3 years were hard the need imagined but he pledged to be a constructive opposition to president elect albert of anonymous. protesters in haiti voiced their anger of what they see as american meddling in the country's affairs 100 set fire to barricades and march towards the u.s.
embassy on friday demanding the resignation of haiti's president of anomalies the economy has suffered after months of violent protests leading to shortages of fuel and food the u.n. estimates that some 3700000 people are in need of urgent aid scientists are calling it the ultimate wake up call to humanity they're warning that climate change is causing falling levels of oxygen in the world's oceans which will affect hundreds of millions of people oceans cover 70 percent of the earth's surface and essential to all life climate change and nutrient pollution are the major drivers of ocean oxygen loss oxygen depleted zones on the seabed are being caused by rising sea temperature caused by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions and scientists say that the loss of oxygen is increasingly threatening marine species such as shark tuna and marlin. africa's largest lake is drying up it's a major source of fresh water and fish but those who make their living from make
the turia for their livelihoods could disappear if nothing's done reports from kampala. johnson while he has been a fisherman nearly all his life so was his father and grandfather too it's how the bills get paid but he says something's not been right for a long time on lake victoria. the water is warmer than years before this is the 1st fish she's caught in alice. waters every time i come to fish i catch very little it's said sometimes i don't get enough to properly take care of my family. scientists warn life in africa's largest freshwater lake could die if the warning signs continue to be ignored millions in east africa depend on lake victoria but when fish stocks are being blamed on overfishing pollution and climate change its pressure will have issues relating to work or live within the city where they live with country nor the expose idiot read this which is
a breed which is lake being lived. in mists with sun around the shores and you've been limited to news and look at what bruce getting exposed and the production is quickly. fish farming is one way of repaying missing stocks for the domestic and international markets fish are read in cages and given food and nutrients daily it usually takes about 9 months but sloppier fish to reach maturity. with the miss i'm always sure big volume of water we are about to get the maximum for an activity tech a case of the kids you're seeing behind this the kids you have the top top should be for volume of 680. meters and outro for these a cage always talk 55000 feet from the 50000 feet when we have them on average board their weight or 500 grams and this of
a variety of 90 percent we are able to gets 25 tons of fish from this small volume. with the rising temperatures contributing to climate change and threatening to wipe out entire species. but the cages are expensive to buy. fishing is one of uganda's leading exporter. if the fish in a victoria continue to disappear it's not only the economy that will be devastated but entire communities for generations to come. it is good to be with us adrian fenty going to here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera more than a 1000000 people a marching through the streets of hong kong right now to demand greater protection of human rights police approve the demonstration which marks 6 months since the
protest movement began adrian brown is asked that rally in hong kong. below me here we have a crowd of perhaps more than a 1000000 could be marching in the streets of central hong kong today and that is also a reflection i think of what this protest movement has achieved i think those who felt that the protest movement had somehow run out of steam which is what i think the hong kong government was hoping have been greatly mistaken many of the people marching on sunday with the same people i think who voted in the historic district council elections 2 weeks ago when the pro-democracy camp i resoundingly victory taking control of some 17 of hong kong's 18 district councils and this i think is a continuation of that moment a fire in india's capital new delhi has killed more than 40 people it happened in a crowded market in the old quarter it's the worst fire in the city in more than 2 decades many according to strict to building regulations. explains.
we had a disaster last year had several such disasters you know. breaking out across the country and many people say these are disasters waiting to happen because safety gnomes. not followed by building owners these factories this i believe is a bad manufacturing factories and in this area there were several other walk shops over small factories one can call them were operating and they don't usually follow any norms there are reports that 3 saudi soldiers have been killed in fighting a yemen's border it happened in the southern just on region according to the saudi news agency yemen's huth the rebels have previously launched attacks in that area as the headlines studies continues off the planet s.o.s. next.
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