tensions could cut global economic growth by north point 8 percent we bring in the stories and developments that are rapidly changing the world we live in to what extent will china be a drag on the global economy and in 2020 counting the cost on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. hello i'm convinced this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes the world health organization stops short of declaring the koran of virus a global emergency that concerns are growing as more deaths are reported. president donald trump is set to unveil his so-called peace plan for the middle east but palestinians have been left out of the talks. the world's top court orders
vietnam to take urgent steps to protect the muslims. and hoping to halt so-called birth tourism the u.s. imposes new visa rules for pregnant women traveling to the country. the karada virus outbreak continues to spread with authorities in china saying the number of infected people has risen to move an 837 others have died from the illness bringing the total number of those killed in china to 25 the world health organization has acknowledged there is an emergency in china but said it's too early to declare it a global one chinese officials are working to contain the spread of the respiratory illness will harm the city where the virus started transport has been shut down several of the cities are also under lockdown health officials are worried
transmission rates could increase as millions travel to celebrate the lunar new year which begins on saturday now al-jazeera is scott heide le is standing by for us in beijing we'll be speaking to him in just a moment about how china is coping but 1st begins our. it's with the latest on the international response. but few maci know airport had road there taking no chances for good reason the people being monitored with scanners have just flown in from will hand the center of the outbreak. they left before the chinese city was put in lockdown but scenes like this have played out around the world at sydney airport serving australia's largest city many of those flying in from blue hand on thursday will face mosques they knew they'd be screened but there were no reports of illness and they weren't overly worried before we got off the plane and. a few. people come to the graves to be everywhere and when we get out and. a sun
some people. tested a fever and asked some questions about your health in the u.s. one person is known to have contracted the virus health officials in the state of washington where the man lives so he's well and should be allowed home soon as of now there are at least 16 identified close contacts local health departments started reaching out to them yesterday and continue to do so today and the list of countries with confirmed cases of the virus is getting larger boasted eastern asia but some further afield the data that we've gathered has suggested you know that this could be a very dangerous virus but potential for global spread in and even i don't think it's being too extreme to say even potential you know for a global epidemic. but i don't think that inevitable at this point in. the next couple of weeks will be really important to making an assessment of what the real
risk is still the mere possibility needs checks like this at major airports until medical experts know a lot more there's a whole series of questions we have to ask we don't have all of those answers yet we have some of them we know how to diagnose it we increasingly know how to treat. people when they get it what we don't get no is when somebody is infectious and he they pass it on somebody else the next few weeks could tell us exactly how much of a threat this corona virus poses worldwide. al-jazeera. let's go live now to scott hardware who's outside a train station in beijing scott the numbers that we're hearing out of china just seem to keep on rising really quite rapidly will still exist. absolutely yeah they can they keep rising you know they almost with every 12 hour kind of cycle they go up throughout the beijing west train station and this is the place this is where you can if you're going to take a high speed train down to the affected reason to the epicenter so it's very
interesting to see how many people are here and almost all the people i would say 90 percent of the people have some kind of mask on their faces because obviously of the what's going on right now but also you know when you look at the situation we're going to see unfolding over the next 10 days probably week 10 days it's very concerning because yes you have this affected there you have the travel restrictions but the big concern is when all these people who've already travel has already gone out from potentially affected areas gone out around china going back after the holiday after this 7 day holiday that's what's going to be very concerning because there's really no definitive definitive idea of how long this just a short period for this virus is so that's a big concern not necessarily people who are you know kind of locked down in these you know over 20000000 people in these affected areas but who's already gone out what about those people they're going to go back you know we're traveling over
these next 10 days for this holiday period a lot of unanswered questions a lot of moving parts as you mentioned essentially nearly 20000000 people in quarantine how is that going down in those regions. so far now we haven't heard anything about any kind of like. any complaints about it quite honestly because honestly over the last i'd say 5 days there's been a steady kind of lockdown on these places that have been affected around the epicenter around so they're kind of expecting this but what's going to be interesting if they lock down even bigger areas right now again as you said 40 almost $40000000.00 people that's that's. kind of unfavorable numbers so when when things move forward if there are cases situations where they see that there's a need to lock down even cities around that even further around that in the province in the central province of. china now that if they need to rethink going
to go a step beyond it there's going to be anything like push back so far there really hasn't been you know you were talking about you know trains airplanes even the waterways have been locked down as well as highways so it's a very very serious situation obviously they're taking it very serious here so the incident scene moving forward but right now still it's kind of as it goes you know even here at the train station there's still a strange story in that direction but it's as if that will stop and move on i think that that's gone hardly there live from beijing. where young is a senior fellow for global health at the council on foreign relations explains how the world health organization reached its decision. my understanding is that there is. you could divide whether to declare it a public health emergency of international concern some experts believe that the conditions for what we call it
a fake public health emergency have been mad but some disagree and we also know that not all decisions are w.h.o. may have being based on situations and developments in the biological word unfortunately that is often the case and currently we are the experts who opposed the fake decision based on that still we don't know much about the virus including the case by tallit arrayed the transmission rate are so there's still a lot needs to be know so far we don't have the large enough number of cases to make a from conclusion to how transmissible or the virus is there's a term we call it are not to refer to. how many secondary caseys
a person was in fact it will cause so occur but there i saw a report that suggest that as a research that suggested that currently based on existing data one person who is in fact average could these 2 to impaction. us president donald trump says he will release his long awaited plan for israel and palestine by tuesday that's ahead also a visit by prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his political rival when he gets in washington d.c. next week palestinian leaders have rejected the initiative after a series of pro israel moves by the trump administration christensen i mean it was live now from washington d.c. kristen just bring us up to speed what more do we know. well we know that the trumpet ministration has been working on this deal for 3 years with the president's son in law jared cushion our senior advisor taking the lead on the negotiations we know that president trump would really like to deliver on this campaign promises in
the middle of an impeachment. exercise here in the united states it's an election year and he considers himself a deal maker and he has said that peace in the middle east would be the deal of all deal so there's a lot of incentive from the administration to get something done here as far as the details though don't have a lot of information at this point we know that there's an economic component and a political component to the deal the economic component was announced by kushner back over the summer he said $50000000000.00 in economic development package politically though the united states has already made concessions to israel they recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and the u.s. embassy there over the summer just recently secretary of state my pump aoe said that the united states would no longer consider israeli settlements in the west bank illegal all of this up and ing tradition in the u.s.
for a long time international agreements international law these were issues that were supposed to be part of final status negotiations in the united states kind of unilaterally moved ahead and took sides with israel now we have prime minister netanyahu talking about annex in part of the west bank and so there's been some speculation some reporting that that could be the next phase of something that the united states is considering it that may be what the palestinians were warning against when they said when they warned not to cross any red lines that would be considered another red line of course the administration has been very willing to cross those red lines and we just don't know what they will reveal with this plan but we may get some leaks a some details of that before the actual meeting on tuesday think that kristen salumi there. well to unpack this a little bit more color joins us live on skype from arlington virginia he is a senior fellow at the middle east institute thank you so much for your time so
this key meeting in washington includes 2 israeli leaders and no palestinians how valid in your opinion can a peace plan be without input from the palestinian side. well obviously it's not really it's not a real peace process that we're talking about i think if we look at this. from the perspective of the normal peace process where there are 2 parties to the conflict. then it doesn't make any sense since both parties would need to be present rather than simply the 2 main political factions of one party so this is not a serious peace process i think it really isn't intended to be. a serious conflict ending process what it's really designed to do is to consolidate the status quo basically permanent israeli occupation with the possibility then of formal annexation of parts of the west bank.
and that is very much in keeping with what we've seen so far the trump administration has completely abandoned they say ground rules of the peace process as we've known it declaring that jerusalem is israel's capital belongs to israel and israel alone therefore it's not on the table refugees also not on the table settlements are not illegal in the view of this administration also another final status issue that is not on the table and so there's really not much left to the imagination and much less to a future negotiation this is an attempt simply to consecrate in a permanent israeli occupation what do you make of the timing here given where in the middle of course of trumps impeachment hearing a in an election year in the u.s. and of course looking ahead to the 3rd round of elections in israel. yeah it's very
hard to dismiss the timing and the context in which this new development is occurring we've been hearing about this trump land for 'd more than 2 years we've seen delay after delay the timing was never right because of in in most cases because of. a coming israeli elections and now and here we are a little more than a month away from israeli elections and suddenly the timing is perfect in the view of the administration it is a little bit suspect and next week meeting between the 2 israeli leaders and and the white house is also happening at the very same moment as president trump's impeachment trial and also prime minister netanyahu is on domestic problems because on that same day next tuesday the 28th the knesset is going to
vote on whether or not to grant him immunity in his own corruption case so we have 2 leaders who are facing very serious legal and political problems back home and it's very hard to discount that as as a one of the main motivating factors for why suddenly this plan has become so urgent well having to get there thank you for that that's going to be their senior fellow at the middle east institute thank you thank you. but more ahead on the news all including as countries in northern africa meet on the conflict in libya on to their speaks to the u.n. secretary general about his hopes for pete's boss. i want to go occur in the far west breeches of alaska where the once in a decade u.s. census begins we'll tell you why it's important why it starting here and why it's a potential lifeline for the native people of this state.
and his core traffic on the dow aims for victory but it's a bogo and he will be here with that story and the rest of the action from the straight you know. democrats in the u.s. a pressing all with a 2nd day of opening statements and president donald trump's impeachment trial focusing on what they call his dangerous abuse of power. reports from washington d.c. with cameras banned from showing the full senate chamber a sketch artist captures the scene 100 senators without their phones barred from speaking and some even looking bored with the process the democrats lead impeachment manager opened the 2nd day of arguments in the case against president trump with a moment of where levity remarking on his audience's silence of course it doesn't hurt that the morning starts out every day with the sergeant at arms warning you
that if you don't you will be in prison but then it was back to the arguments thursday focused on the allegation that trump abused his power when he asked ukraine for election interference to his own benefit the articles in the evidence conclusively established that president trump is places own personal political interests 1st he has placed them above our national security above our free and fair elections and above our system of checks and balances. this conduct is not america 1st it is donald trump 1st republicans have stuck by the president some calling the democrats' arguments repetitive and unconvincing i want the american people to pick the next president not me the president's attorneys will present their case for acquittal in coming days arguing trump did nothing wrong and that the accusations against him are not impeachable offenses just don't have to meet basic fundamental constitutional obligations and they have to expect to hear more
arguments from both sides for the next few days than senators will have a chance to ask questions before democrats make their next big move they hope to open this trial to new witnesses only possible with some republican support the question is whether the democrats' arguments will be convincing enough to leave the senate wanting more heidi joe castro al-jazeera washington she joins us now live from washington for more shihab veins of interesting developments outside of the senate chamber. what we're getting a better understanding of the republicans all given against witnesses both to its own caucus the republicans and to the democrats to to the republicans are saying look if basically they're saying if more of you say you can you want witnesses bear in mind this will go to court donald trump will sue this will take months and
months and months and in the end if witnesses finally do appear in the senate will have the same result donald trump will be acquitted why waste our time if the house wanted witnesses so much why didn't they go through the courts they're just making us do their dirty work so that starts the republican argument to its own to its own members and to the democrats becoming pretty clear that suggesting look if you somehow by some miracle perhaps get someone to testify we will go after the little girl to joe biden and that would be a bit of a disaster for joe biden as he's trying to fight for the not the nomination of the democratic party already from the left of the democratic party he's facing accusations of corruption there was an editorial in the guardian just a few days ago from a left winger saying biden has a problem with corruption for its entire career he's just done the bidding of the fossil fuel industry the banking industry the the health care industry but i'm taking that as taking their donations biden is all that but now if he was actually to be cross-examined in the senate as to why his son had a problem drop but a ukrainian energy even though he is on had no experience in energy while biden was
in vice president that would be pretty disastrous for him too so we're seeing the strategies now outside of the chamber while the arguments carry on inside the chamber we expect maybe another hour and a quarter for tonight though for the 2nd day off for the opening statements of the democratic party. and then we hear from the other side i think that that's you have to tell us a line from washington. the u.s. has impose new sanctions on 4 petrol companies it accuses of moving or oil exports for the could force move comes free weeks after the us kills top iranian command the custom soleimani washington accuses the firms of transferring hundreds of millions of dollars worth of exports from the national iranian oil company the u.s. says iran the trolldom operations funds what it describes as the country's global terrorist activities washington also impose sanctions on 2 people with ties to the company its. foreign ministers from nation's border in libya have met in algeria to
discuss ways of stopping the fighting egypt sudan and tunisia are among the countries that have suffered from the conflict in libya tony burke has more from tripoli. at the meeting in the algerian capital libya's neighbors renewed their support for the enforcement of an arms embargo and called for an end to foreign involvement in the conflict. we agreed on many principles the only solution for the libyan crisis is a peaceful solution a political solution the solution must be a libyan solution with support from the international community. libya's internationally recognized government of political experts say that support is vital and the only way a lasting peace can be achieved but they're disappointed there has not been greater international pressure against the united arab emirates in particular which they say is supporting have to with arms and finance are surprising because internal security cannot sequoias or committed to. expect i don't know why i.
guess why why because the money. maybe because the money warlord khalifa haftar ass forces control 2 thirds of the country for the last 9 months they pounded the suburbs of tripoli with rocket and shell fire trying to capture the capital there has been an uneasy ceasefire for the last 10 days but there has been violations in the south of tripoli the capital main airport was closed after the government said it was hit by 6 rockets and an unmanned drone was destroyed both sides claimed they had shot it down. have to us forces are blockading oil ports bringing libya's life blood industry to a virtual standstill as oil output plummets the cost to the economy saws at least $77000000.00 a day but the lost revenue will also hurt have to ask side is already hurting because they guess what the debris from benghazi electricity will go off and i
don't think we will be able to or to hold on for for a long time have to us forces continue to receive their salaries from the central banking tripoli one of the many ironies in this complicated conflict 1st the berlin conference and now the algerian conference and on the 27th of this month there's going to be another conference in geneva the libyan people have heard a lot of talk about ways to end this conflict but what they haven't heard are concrete measures about actually how to do so most libyans are concerned with security and day to day living including the price of food and medicine never supposed to rush to my door so i can feel it's the same old story in berlin or moscow they talk but in libya people are dying why is just wants to go back home he fled with his wife and 2 children when his home in south tripoli was destroyed by shelling home now is in a school. life is hard here we have very little and our home was destroyed it's not safe to go back we just love the water in. he is one of
146000 people who've been displaced in this conflict the hope is there won't be any more but in libya there are no guarantees tony berkely al-jazeera tripoli. where u.n. secretary general antonio protests told al-jazeera there's a danger that conflict will spill over to the rest of the region what has happened in libya is that libya became a playground of neighbors and actors and the libyan people is of space so it's very important and one of the things that was achieved in berlin was a commitment by all of those states not to interfere anymore in the internal affairs of libya and not to interfere in the conflict we know that there is a long way to go to make sure that it's fully happens but i think there is an element of hope and the element of hope comes from. a serious situation became because it's no longer a question in which you have
a fighting among libyans with some international support that it's your support again such as i mention that there is now risk of a regional conflicts and in my humble opinion it is there to risk that to a certain extent made 1000000000 possible and forced all those that are involved to understand that now it's becoming a dangerous game it's better to stop it to the benefit of the libyan people but also to the benefit of peace in the region libya has been a center. of arms export and also fighters export let's remember arms that went to syria from the beginning and that the most worrying impact is of course with the sale and with the lake charles because more and more these 2 scenes are interlinked and what we are living in a sale on the lake chad is a war with terrorist organizations that we are not winning. at least 6 soldiers have been killed and several more injured in a rage in central mali an armed group launched the attack on troops stationed in malti near the border with kenya faso mali and the hell region facing an
unprecedented increase in violence which killed about $4000.00 people last year. still ahead on al-jazeera one year after opposition leader one declared himself as venezuela's leader what's changed in the country. and in sports after more than a decade away we'll hear from the international cricket team making their return to pakistan. had there we've had a fair amount of snow across into northern japan across into hock either the last few days is likely to stay on the ground we got some pretty cold air in place and some very active weather on the way not particularly to that but look at this the friday starting to remain at freezing in double figures in tokyo is a good a few showers working their way in from the west some snow to the mountain tops but
look at this into central and southern china very heavy amounts of rain and if i'd have anything even heavier as we head off into saturday we could be picking up about 135 millimeters of rain and we could also have some localized flooding 10 celsius in shanghai a wet couple of days ahead and then meanwhile in hong kong 22 degrees and you could have some showers at the same time and then into indonesia we've got some very heavy rain developing again into will central western areas of borneo out across into somalia and also the show's becoming a bit more prevalent essential and northern areas of the philippines as well again if i'm dry for you days that is set to change as we go through friday and saturday and you can see what i mean by saturday there shows really very heavy at times into central areas of borneo maybe as much as 160 millimeters of rain but that's across into india want to shout into sri lanka as a go through friday so in the story on saturday and still cool in the north just 18 in new delhi.
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the. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour trying his government says 25 people are now confirmed to have died following an outbreak of corona virus more than 830 people have been infected the world health organization says it's too early to declare the our break a global urgency. donald trump says he will release his long awaited plan for the middle east ahead of a visit next week by israel's 5 prime minister palestinian leaders have rejected the initiative after a series of pro israel moves by the trumpet ministration. democrats in the u.s.
are pressing on with the 2nd day of opening statements and president donald trump's impeachment trial focusing on what they call is dangerous abuse of power and renewed calls for new documents and witnesses to be presented to the senate. for the un's highest court has ordered me in moscow take measures to prevent the genocide overhang of muslims the international court of justice rejected the arguments made by me and muslim leader aung sang suu kyi denying acts of genocide back reports from the hague. myanmar stands accused of one of the world's worst crimes the genocide of its own people the case was brought by the gambia on behalf of dozens of muslim countries their very. creamy at risk of genocide on thursday the un's highest court agreed to deal with the case it also unanimously agreed to impose an emergency in order to prevent more violence the ruling compels me on mass forces to end all acts of genocidal violence including
murder rape the burning of villages the prevention of access to medicine must also preserve all evidence ahead of a very complicated genocide trial. the judgment finding and cattle be appealed. prove it's following the order reporting back to the courts in 4 months time and every 6 months after the court has ordered these periodic reports and that is definitely a way for to continue to get information on what's happening on the ground on another order that they that we shoot was to the preservation of evidence so that in the future if they were say individual prosecutions that could still happen but indeed they want to see every 6 months what is happening how are you compliance with this order so that they don't lose track of what's going on the decision comes despite a personal intervention from myanmar civilian leader suchi the nobel peace prize laureate appeared at the court in person last month where she asked for the case to be dropped my requests
a call to remove the case from it's the case she also denied genocide has been committed and accuse refugees of exaggerating abuses. says the raids on range of ellipses in iraq and state in 2017 were legitimate counter-terrorism operations around 3 quarters of a 1000000 of the most a minority fled to neighboring bangladesh joining the military offensive against them 3 years ago the gambia i believe was and is trying to wipe out an entire ethnic group. from different parts of a new war that were present in different cultures and values. in the genocide. cannot be tolerated by anyone in the wall. amidst what direction our top priority is just today that just stop
this is a great day for us we will celebrate it took the i.c.j. more than a decade to reach a verdict of genocide following the balkan wars in the 1990 s. it's expected to be many years before myanmar faces a similar judgment he barca al-jazeera the hague. that is why it is all position the there is asking political and economic leaders to help them bring change discount tree on wado was speaking at the world economic forum in davos was one year ago at this very meeting with several leaders backed venezuela's interim president nicolas maduro who's still in power. what we needed to do is create a majority we are united and we will make a difference and what we hope is that europe as well will strengthen its position that will stand foursquare with us we've had about money meetings thus far and all these were formal meetings and we didn't have
a lot of time but what we were able to do is believe the sanctions have to be stopped because this can bring pressure on the dictatorship and that is a way to exercise pressure against. david smolensky is the special envoy for venezuelan migration and refugee crisis of the organization of american states he says the davos forum was an opportunity for quiet all to lay out the scale of the crisis of venezuela. participation of president why your doubles recently story call one almost 30 years venezuelan president a was the last time that participated in such an important for him. he had the opportunity to express to world leaders. and also a leader from the private sector the venezuela is not facing a conventional dictatorship venezuela is facing a criminal regime a criminal regime the during the last 5 years illegally detained $15.00 and people
criminal regime that has at least 7000000 people in human and in need of humanitarian assistance according to the various nations and also a criminal regime to ask horst. fled the fleet of 5000000 venezuelans which is the 2nd largest place population after syria so i think it was important for him to to be there and also we need the support of the international community to restore democracy freedom in venezuela because what was going on in my country is not only affecting venezuela is affecting the region iraq's president has told the global political and business leaders that foreign interference in his country must end salo was also speaking at the world economic forum in davos his call for sovereignty came off the growing protests against u.s. troops in iraq and missile attacks from iran a diplomatic innocent james face spoke to nato secretary general and stone but also
about the security situation in iraq and the presence of foreign troops in the country. secretary-general start by telling me about what is supposed to be your newest mission because certainly the president of the united states donald trump has given it a name he says nato me nato middle east is it authorized what are you planning well nato is all depressed and in the middle east we have a training mission in iraq we are working with partners like tunisia and jordan helping that would special operation forces intelligence and of course if you look at the broader region we are present in afghanistan what we're doing now is that we are looking into how to scale up to do more in the fight against terrorism especially by providing more support to the iraqi security forces you say scale up you've got about $500.00 or so troops currently suspended in iraq but president trump is talking about something much bigger is talking about you replacing u.s. troops and there are thousands there are you really going to get authorization for
that well we are now discussing in a to what more we can do and we are doing that of course in close consultation with the iraqi government and i'm at a there are press than today i spoke with all of the prime minister yesterday and we're looking at how the nato can do more focus is not on combat missions focuses on how can we train assist and advise the rockets and help them build in their everything from minister of defense command the control to train the forces so they can stabilize their own country fight terrorism themselves you say you're talking about iraq you say you talk about a training mission you seem to be a slightly cross purposes with president trump because he said we can come home or largely come home and use nato and i've looked at how many u.s. troops there are in the middle east 6000 iraq 800 syria 13000 kuwait 7000 bahrain 13000 cattle usa ye 5000 saudi arabia 3000 jordan 3000 oman 600 is nato really going to replace that or was donald trump got it wrong well our
focus is on what more can need to do in that region to fight in. national titles and of course nato has a potential to do more than we do today not so many years ago had more than 140000 troops in afghanistan in the combat operation but i could be talking something of that scale i know because what you're looking to now is not be combat operations what we're looking into now all of us do not is that it's european $8.00 is how can enable the countries in the region themself to fight terrorism because in the long run it's better that they fight terrorism themselves that they is stable on countries because nato will always be in your car or foreigners coming in so therefore the best thing we can do is to help them strengthen their security forces so they can stay with us on going to be clear he says we can come home and use nato is there any suggestion are you going to get any buy in particularly from the french and germans who want to iraq really have not liked the history of all of
this involvement in iraq are you going to get any buy in for the sort of scale of operation that president trump seems to be hinting as the world or all or all are looking into is what i mean do together and the u.s. is a member of nato is what can we do together to create the conditions so we can reduce our presence no one wants to stay in afghanistan or iraq or in other places fighting terrorism longer done necessary but we cannot leave to early because then we see that there is a risk for i'll call you dog taliban or isis dollars coming back hundreds of protesters irrelevant puerto rico accusing the government of holding up aid supplies to victims of an earthquake earlier this month. anger has been mounting since the discovery of unused emergency aid in a warehouse dating back to hurricane maria and 2017 protesters gathered outside the mansion of gulf no one the archives calling for her to step down some of
demonstrations forced her predecessor to resign last year. and of instigation is underway in australia after a fire fighting aircraft crashed killing all 3 people on board what a bomb a plane was battling bushfires south of the capital camera or 3 crew members were from the us as a thomas as more. filmed by al jazeera 2 weeks ago this is believed to be the plane that's crashed the c. 130 hercules is the biggest firefighting plane used by australia's rural fire service is capable of dumping 15000 liters of water all retardant each flight 3 i'm eric and crew members were on board contractors from a u.s. aerial firefighting company all believed to have died it's impacted heavily with the ground and initial reports are that there was a large fall ball associated with the impact of the plane as it hit the ground we've got a number of forefathers and a number of crew that are in the area and working to contain and work around the
far it is still an active far ground. and and it did take some time with the use of ground crews and a number of aerial surveillance platforms to try and locate the wreckage of the fly in today's a reminder of how every single person who is defending life and property is that rhys because of the dangers 2nd stands in the firefighting community around new south wales a star in the world is very tight needed i many people have been impacted rain across southeastern australia had recently dampened the country's unprecedented bushfires but on 1st a very hot very windy conditions returned and dozens of new fires flared up bushfires near the capital camera force the complete closure of its airport people living nearby were told to evacuate until the fires got so bad that leaving became more dangerous than staying put after
a terrible month it had seemed australia's fires were easing. heaton wind across new south wales shows how quickly they can return on the loss of a plane and 3 lawyers how quickly tragedy can strike undertones al-jazeera says. the u.s. government plans to limit visas for pregnant women and wants to stop a practice not as birth tourism that's when foreign nationals go to the u.s. to give birth so their children can become american citizens pregnant women applying for visas may be required to prove they have a specific reason for their visit such as a medical emergency. that in 2017 more than 9000 children were born to mothers who lived overseas the state department says it was challenging to provide exact numbers but it said there were increasing reports of the practice from u.s. foreign embassies and consulates laura briggs is a professor at the university of massachusetts amherst she joins us live on skype from northampton massachusetts thank you so much for your time how do you begin to
enforce a law like this i mean is it checking with a woman a pregnant before they board a plane. well that is the key question right now are we going to treat all women as potentially pregnant when they get on a plane and there are already been reports out of hong kong of a woman who was forced to take a pregnancy test both for she was allowed to board a plane into the side. and so she was not visibly pregnant and in fact she was not pregnant. necessarily was not not uncommon practice but she wrote a blog question and it's got a lot of attention. so we might find ourselves in sort of him a child situation where every woman who wants to enter the u.s. was a non-citizens being treated as needing
a pregnancy test opponents say it's inherently discriminatory and of course they the senior set out there would would indicate you sit on that side of the debate but people who are for it say it's necessary that that birth tourism is a thing and that people pay good money for it. birth tourism is a thing. we don't really know what the numbers are as your as a state department it's a contest and it's a perfectly legal industry. there is there was a birth tourism ring that was broken out by the says about a year ago but they were engaged in he's a fraud they asked they encourage their clients to lie on their visa applications that have to legal but if you tell the truth it's most people apparently do there's nothing illegal of that if. you believe this also i think that the issue of
reproductive terrorism i v f sorry to say we explain that for us. sure. trouble is us may not want to regulate international reproductive tourism there's quite a lot of it. so people cross borders all the time for i.d.'s for surrogacy. for transnational adoption. and us citizens are often consumers of those services as well as. the us being a source those kinds of services that leave it there thank you so much for that there's lower brix. the trump administration plans to scrap environmental protections for streams and wetlands against the advice of its own scientific advises the white house says the deregulations will be a victory for american farmers but environmental groups fear the rollbacks will
home people's health as a result of more pollution and drinking water. the 1st accuser against hollywood film producer harvey weinstein has testified in his sexual assault trial actress annabel askew or accuses him of raping her more than 25 years ago allegations date too far back for him to be charged but prosecutors hope it'll show weinstein was a repeat sexual predator he's pleaded not guilty to 2 charges of assault and says all his encounters with women were consensual the bottom line is the issue in this piece was there. if the jury believes. annabella. then. she said she did not did not want to have anything to do with a man with. the head of one of the goal is largest banks has resigned after being named in a corruption investigation centered around the daughter of
a former president and follows the apparent suicide of a banker who managed the accounts of angola's state oil for solomon goal the company was previously chaired by isabel the son tossed the daughter of a goal is former president and africa's richest woman prosecutors have formally named her as a suspect in the mismanagement and embezzlement of funds during her tenure she says the allegations are misleading and untrue. spain's government will hold an emergency meeting to discuss a powerful winter storm that's killed at least 11 people earliest spanish prime minister pedro sanchez visited eastern areas affected by storm gloria 5 people are missing their fears the death toll could rise sanchez says global warming is partly responsible for the storm. still ahead on al-jazeera in sports one of basketball's glasses to gang stars does not disappoint on his be a date and he's here with that story.
or. her remarks from those in village it alaska has become the 1st as i passed in the u.s. census as andy gallacher reports the once in a decade head count has to overcome physical barrier is as well as government to mistrust among the natives. clinging to the edge of the bering sea and surrounded by arctic tundra took bays isolated even by alaska's hardy standards it's not the
kind of community many alaskans of even heard of until censors officials picked it to start the 2020 count. 90 year old you pick elder. is officially the 1st person to be interviewed oh yeah they are. i appreciate that i'll be the 1st person counted i'm happy i live this long to see it the village is so remote it's only accessible by plane dog sled or snowmobile when the snows melt it's population scatters specific to this location is that they're actually in the village in this frozen environment and while they're gathered it makes counting a lot easier if we wait until the snow starts melting when they're out fishing and hunting and doing other things it will take officials weeks to reach similar communities there are close to 200 villages with no access by road and many native alaskans remain suspicious of the u.s. government the logistics of starting the u.s. census in a place this remote is simply mind boggling but there is another issue here another
is one of trust between the native alaskan people and the u.s. government has a long history here of broken treaties mistreatment and misunderstanding that many say continues to this day and ultimately that could lead to an inaccurate count the sovereignty of alaska's native communities was only recognized by the state in 2017 tribal advocate denise kenny jackett says when locally just travel in the u.s. they realize many other states away ahead of alaska their states did hear them and had a healthier communication and partnership i think they came back in question why why are we still behind participating in the census is historic and as alaskan native people we are counting the census is a lifeline for this remote part of alaska and relations between the u.s. government and tribes are improving on the back says the allocation of federal funds is vital helping maintain the runways in a lot of our remote villages to our entire tribal health care system very key
federal funds that help essentially provide a form of economy where out here in southwestern alaska the future of took suck but in every other. immunity in the u.s. will be shaped by the census it's used to redraw legislative districts allocated it to a college funds that affects the distribution of over a trillion dollars in public funding these alaskans won't see government officials for another decade but the results of the census will have a lasting impact and to gallacher al-jazeera bethel alaska well it's time for sports here's andy thank you very much well tennis number one rafael nadal has reached the 3rd round of the australian open but his win came at some cost to one of the ball girls in melbourne. was. no doubt fahringer returned straight to the girl's head in his match against perry codell bonus she took it well right on the spot if it is best to apologise us
was. now not showing his softer side to his opponents the argentinian they've put up some resistance early on but now dow blue don't want to so why in the summer and deciding set 637661 the final score nice new down then come about one more time with another quick check up on the ball. well honestly. i've been one of the more scary moment that i had on the 10 is good because the ball was a straight on the head well for her bradley was not the good mom. i was so it's good for farhad honestly. the ball was quick and the straight on the has so she's a super brave. they happy that you are good so you have a break so well that. and here's australia's nick curious doing his best rafa nadal impression parfait and opponent g.o.c. one affronts copying medal serving routine after they were given time violations
curiosus previously criticised the doubtful time wasting he did win this match and could go on to me in his forty's. for heavy rain and dust storms affecting some matches u.s. open finest on medvedev struggling with some slippery conditions in his match against dr martin as of spain the roof was a venture to close for this one his problems on court didn't end there the world before needing a medical time out due to a bleeding nose despite all of his problems he did go on to big martinez in straight sets and he is through his around 3. now the most highly anticipated n.b.a. debbie for years has finally happened this year is number one draft pick design williamson played his 1st going for the new orleans pelicans after injury delayed his entry into the league so malik reports rejects the waiting is finally over diane williamson the teenage than station to have gone one of basketball's biggest
stars finally made his n.b.a. debut. and he didn't waste any time making an impact on staff executive. than had been with the all season long because of the knee injury there were no signs the rust however much i loved the sound of thank you his 1st night on the job only to come back for 13 the new orleans pelicans against the visiting sam and tony . the number one draft pick showed off the skills that made the list dark college level. with an epic one quarter display he scored 13 points in just 3 minutes. and got new orleans within touching distance having started the quarter 12 behind you see. his long range shooting was particularly impressive the real. he's thinking all 4 of his 3 point attempts. and why you didn't get new orleans over the finish line for the win he did leave fans with plenty to be excited about
. the energy to grow. into the city were on was a luxury. i'm just grateful that they did so it was a culture of finally get out there. in the order where. there are 30 more to come from the man hailed as the next le bron james the hill malik al-jazeera. reverser feminized les gold gave liverpool a 21 win over walls on thursday night and a 16 point cushion at the top of the english premier league jordan henderson put liverpool one up inside 10 minutes molyneux roll him in as did a cross for the home seem only in the 2nd half and it was 11 with full time approaching before for me i wanted liverpool 16 points ahead in our 2nd place manchester city iranian cubs have stepped back from their threats of boycott the asian champions league tournament organizers initially decided to stage all matches involving iranian seams on neutral territory due to safety concerns
a compromise deal means that same's will now play all their away matches 1st before the security situation can be reassessed by going to his cricket same says they're happy with the security arrangements in place for their t 20 matches in pakistan the 3 game series in lahore was only finalised last week and it's bangladesh's 1st tour of pakistan in 12 years the country hosted trying to for a test series last year the 1st such series in pakistan since gunmen attacked sri lanka's team bus in lahore back in 2009. and the fierce american college rivalry has rather live down to its reputation a basketball game between kansas state and the university of kansas descending into chaos the off court action getting underway with less than a seconds ago in the game local police officers and coaches so several minutes to break up the fighting for players have been suspended. ok that is always for for now more lighter. that's it for me for best news hour rachelle carey is next with
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al jazeera. and. the world health organization stopped short of declaring the koran a virus a global emergency but concerns are growing as more deaths are reported. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera life and doha also coming up. president is set to unveil his so-called peace plan for the middle east the palestinians have been left out of the talks. this president must be removed from office. especially before he continues his every corrupt our next.