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bullets left several people dead and dozens more injured. charles stratford has more from the capital. many people here were saying there's no way that a government could be announced if, if it's to be inclusive like to tell about a promise that will be when they're fighting. what effectively is another wall? in the punch valley against a very significant ethnic minority townships are about a quarter of the population of this country. so this, this problem, this conflict has huge ramifications for a past amount of civilians caught in the middle. and obviously the that the political stability of this country and the taliban efforts to, as they say south again, the us government could soon release quantify documents related to the september 11th attacks. president biden has ordered a full review days before the 20th anniversary. families of victims say the papers prove that saudi arabia helps the alti to attack his by has promised to help the
state of louisiana and recover from damage caused by hurricane ida. as he surveyed the devastation in new orleans, the storm kill dozens of people across 8 states and cause major flooding in the northeast. silent prime minister player channel john has won a confidence vote in parliament. it's a boost for his and battled government that's been accused of mishandling the quote of iris pandemic. and it's the comic full out the quote of i was outbreak in australia's miss poppy. the state of new south wales is showing no signs of slowing with another record day of infections. at least 1500 cases were reported on saturday, up by more than a 100 on the previous day, more than a 1000 people. and now in hospital. because all of those stories on our website is down to 0 dot com fall is here with the news hour in half an hour, but until it's counting the cost to stay with us. from talk to al jazeera, we what gives you hope that it is going to be peace because the situation on the
ground seems to be pointing otherwise we listen. we were never on. 3 whatever road to off migration we meet with global news makers and talk about the stories on sierra ah, i'm really bad people. this is counting the cost on al jazeera. you look at the, well, the business and economics this week, china's designs on the indian ocean, beijing investing billions, and course in the marshall lanka. and pakistan can india counter china's geopolitical and economic might jack brent fen shoddy maintenance. the tenants who had enough and pushed berlin for a local referendum to strip a german stock market, listed company of tens of thousands of homes and
a toxic relationship. we look at how organized crime, who have turns romania into europe, something around the after it's dropped a day and chaotic withdrawal from afghanistan after 20 years of war and failed nation building. washington was keen to reassure countries, mostly in south east asia, that it would stand by them as china asserts more control over what it considers its territory. us vice president common harris on a trip to singapore and vietnam, accused made jean of bullying and called his claims to the south china sea, excessive china vietnam brunei, malaysia, the philippine van taiwan lake plains, 2 parts of the south china sea, which is called by vital shipping lanes and contains gas fields and rich fishing grounds. china, ms. famished, military outposts on artificial islands in the south, china sea and objects to foreign warship failing through what it planes is. it
sovereign waters. but china is extending its reach into other territories to protect what it considers its maritime sell court, which is part of its multi $1000000000.00 spending package, better known as the belt enrolled initiative that we saw in shanghai call is the in that port. stay in hong kong, thailand, singapore and malaysia. and crucially, it's paying billions of dollars to build poor se myanmar, to ensure lanka, and pakistan as you can see, it completely in circles. india raising concerns in new delhi about its influence and china's expansive foreign policy and navy, which is many times bigger than its own fleet. and with good reason, sri lanka, lost control of a strategic $1400000000.00 humble, total port to a chinese company. after he couldn't keep up with debt repayment, which has become known as china is debt trap policy. china is also developing the only deep sea port in south asia on this capital colombo. that's the problem for
new delhi because 40 percent of container congo are offloaded to a smaller ships for the short trip to india. and then there is the quad, our port in pakistan built a spot of china's belton road initiative called the china pakistan. economic cause or a $60000000000.00 project linking the arabian sea to china's land lock west and reach an access to the indian ocean cbo, see is critical to beijing as today. china is the world's top oil importer purchasing 542000000 tons of crude oil in 2020 last year. 53 percent of china's crude oil imports came from the middle east and passed through the indian ocean. well, let's get some analysis with collin co, a research fellow at the s roger raton. school of international studies is joining us on skype from singapore. thank you very much calling for being on counting the cost. china has been very strategic in the way to expanding its reach and in the
indian ocean. what is it? and again, ultimately, i know want to ensure that it's on national interest are being met. and i think in this sense, you know, that continue express to the self communications that will guarantee and interrupt the excess energy supplies that he gets from the middle east. and not a rico will be secure and expending economic interest in the region, especially even the investment under the bank will initiate the at the, i know why the good that interest our property in the long right? beijing is coming, of course, to be protecting its trade rules, but it's also very clearly in circling india. it's biggest regional rival. well, i mean to call that and so come on might be an overstatement. while i know might be
able to master code friends along the border and so far the only reliable len base neighbor neighbor who will be pocket done. whereas, you know, we would talk about the c bought. i don't think that is one a real which i know clean to and india beyond the building of puerto restructure. because given the dynamic between india and it's, you know, solve asian, the parole neighbors in the region. i don't think that is and possible and so called new dally, right, but efforts by india to to county china have been less successful. for example, new delhi and tokyo japan have offered to build a port in sri lanka. but there is times, seem to be less successful. why? why do you think that is we have a few factors to consider. a one stop that has to do with effect that i know dos, you know, make it easier for what they to receive in countries such as sri lanka,
who accessed investment, what we call, no fuel strings attached on those fees. but more importantly is to do with the requirements that you need in order to receive those. by contrast, you know, we talk about japan is more tedious way. i mean, it ends to be more on the way comes to, you know, the film and our requirements. we talk about environmental impact assessment for returns and are the requirements and some form of job environment, the sustainability, but also more important disco, sustainably, deep. and for india, i think when it comes to you for shocked in, there has never been a leading actor compared to i know in japan in the sense, so we talk about and india. and i know foss blanca example,
even more to pen play a bigger role than india. i do think democratic countries common are those that say they want to protective all space consensus. do you think they can collectively counter china when you look at the long term strategy? well pushed was democratic, so sorry, these uri, maybe of all booked by the rest of us all, you know, transparency and accountability measures that i have to address. we do have an answer to multiple stakeholders, not to say that you know, less democrat the all different countries do not have the proceed the end though. but, you know, the thing is that for democratic country, these very often constitute a structural impediment when it comes to responding to you know, what will be c s m. so under my order, whether you're talking about, you know, a breeze or approach law firm where exam book is possible to come together for
these. and i think it is important to be realistic about, you know, the prospect of having, you know, a concert approach. all the time due to what i will see as not just about the omen political interest or just the but what to do is, you know, report the, you know, the spring each bus has a queen size ultimately. and you know, each democratic and b will mastered their own resources and their own people believe these based on got a constant. so i think the, the hard, those that i believe in or what have to be overcome if you want no more approach, you will, i know, do you think finally calling that china's asian neighbors are convinced that the us will stick with them? or is it better for them to stay neutral? but the need there has always been a sense of, of when we talk about western pacific region means east asia. right.
there has been a long standing concern about you as you will get. the wind comes to the region, but that being said, wow, that has to be what we will call. busy a within the, at the doctor that we will, we will see any topic we comes to ongoing in the us where the know me or in terms of the better security. but it's quite clear that, you know, there is some hedging that in place when countries around china are exploring options on the us by deepening the ice. we are the huge press, the, like, my, the power such as for reasons india and, you know, runs germany. you, for instance, i think that, you know, approach the right to your it, you more than one basket is going to be the approach that's going to be undertaken
in our context of uncertainty, calling co. thank you so much for your analysis. thank you for joining us. on counting the cost. thank you so much for having the recipe. she's of firefly found in the for a stuff task color in federal mexico dying out. unsurprisingly, humans are to blame for the destruction of the force due to logging and agriculture, and even tourists who come to see the so called forest of lights contributing to the extinction of the firefly, algiers, john home and reports a symphony of light in the force of plus gala central mexico. these fire flies pulse and cease in unison. great groups participating in a joint courtship ritual that coordinated displays. what makes this species for penis plus c o c special? and in the last few years, they've had never increasing audience. this is
a present for guy l from his girlfriend. erica, come all the way from france. they thought it was a nice idea for his where they already didn't lady a different it was a surprise into today. so yes, i'm here for the state authorities say the number of visitors to see the 5 flies doubled in the 6 years before the pandemic, the level. and that's a cause for celebration, but also worry for scientists like carlos called darrell fil, as almost have it in a moment or element that critical. this is we're going to see them in a critical moment in their lives. and we disturbed that we disturbed the relationship between them and therefore their reproduction and torchlight phones both distract them sound too if tour is straight from the path, they can also tremble. the females who can't fly on the concern is that if tourism operators here don't take care, they might lose what attracts their clients in the 1st place. we had an up to see the fall flies right now, right?
you have quite smooth tool group, and each tour operator has a number of people that they're allowed to take up to see the 5 flies each night. we're being told is that the problem can be, is that to operate, to sometimes exceed that number or people that haven't got a license to just take people up anyway and class this time tools. it's a problem in a region with a law of economic necessity. 92 months a year to make money from the luminous b $2.00. but many are aware am regulating themselves in quanta lucas in columbus like i like and a lot of the education we give to people is about what not to bring repellant white clothing to be silent for a waiver to begin. let's just begun, oakley, go. i'm paying recycling local materials to reduce the environmental impact on mass . so on the, on the some names of these platforms are from an industrial part of tough,
scala. there is, would not only for the platform but also for the bed bases. we use this wood that was in place for these quite rustic tape and all the while he's trying to reuse would others, the chopping down trees all over the forest? it's perhaps the biggest threat for the fireflies logging which squeezes their living space. the now every june to august, the visual symphony continues. the challenge for the future is to keep the lights from going out. john holman, al jazeera plus gala mexico. now the housing market has been on a bit of a tear in many developed nations. there are many reasons the cost of borrowing has been held down by central banks, tax cars, and a desire to move out of cities. but home buyers are also having to compete for homes. again, some of the world's biggest financial institutions, j. p. morgan leonard and p s. p. investments are pouring money in,
just not being up family homes. financial jain, blackstone is buying whole partners of america for $6000000000.00. the company owns 17000 homes, not interestingly. the company allows tenants to buy their rentals in the u. k noise banking group plans to buy 50000 homes over the next 10 years. and retailer john lewis brand to build $10000.00 rental homes. but there is some pushback against giant landlords. berlin will be holding a referendum in september that would allow the local government to buy 240000 properties from germany's biggest publicly listed residential landlord. while let's talk to one of those campaign is dr. joanna kusha, who's a research fellow in urban studies at kings college, the university of cambridge, and she's joining us 5 kite from berlin. thank you so much for being on the show with us. so why has the city decided to vote on seizing these properties from the company that owns them? but linda, beside or can use the power they happen to demographic system and organize this
referendum to end domination of financial markets over our how the system. so what the initiative is trying to do is actually not so much for the city to buy that department, but actually to expropriate them to see this property from the financial corporation and be privatized to take it back to the city with compensation. so have the people been evicted from their homes because they haven't been able to pay the rent. but these are relatively strong rental protection laws. so often eviction is not directly to me, but it's been and pictures of people have been priced out of the apartment or evicted under the guise of modernization. so despite the strongly got protection, but tenants is building this corporations, they have their own legal department and they have been very good in finding new coal in tenant protection laws. give us an idea, juliana of the rental prices in berlin. has there been an increase?
oh, the, the be, i'm for the dentist and please, and especially some accounts really attractive of the city like prospect of meta. we've been the last 12 years. we could see prices quadrupling. so the stock prices are renting an apartment would be now 4 times bigger than 12 years ago. so our investors wealthy investors, you think adding to the crisis by, by buying buildings and leaving them empty. absolutely, the corporation could be expropriated with this referendum operate on the financial markets, and they are loyal to their shareholders and not to the tenants and 1000000000. it's structurally logical, but it's the housing markets in the city. but john, at the question also of why the city would be a better landlord than a stock market listed company. well, so many reasons being that the city politically must be loyal, good citizen and not the shareholders. well, base locally abroad and up in tax haven. so the city could also
use the income from this rent to build more apartments, and also in this way to, to said it overcome to housing prices. and lastly, 1000000000 has a huge experience in public land not exist already. and all the, all the polls show that it can tend to be more happy in public housing than been in private, the corporate housing. you talked about, john, i think, be an unprecedented and for unprecedented increase. you said in rental prices, to what extent did the pandemic contribute to that? not just in berlin, but also in the rest of germany is, is there an increase in the number of renters? well jim, i mean you want to remember that in comparison to the world and launch gemini and ben, in particular, very high number of friends, is berlin, 85 percent rental. so the thing, if the system for all
a level of the society an almost everyone is a tenant in 1000000000, what the antenna, what the global pandemic shown, of course, is how important housing is for so many kind of policies, including health policy and for the economic policy supporting people who are the fund damage. so definitely pandemic was attracted building political immobilization because it made me even more dire right now. the extra creation initiative is based on article 15 of the german constitution, which says land, natural resources and means of production can be reclaimed for public ownership in exchange for compensation. it's never been tested in practice. so what are the chances of success? yes, that they citing because it's one of the baby clothes of the german, so you should actually have never read historically been tried. so legally,
we have to speak or weapon potential new precedents. at the same time, all the legal opinions show that legally speaking it would be possible and if it be possible, we'll see you in the upcoming gra, her end of the latest paula show that this life majority is for patients. so it is, there, it is a very exciting political moment. it seems that it's possible, but wouldn't the money required to buy all these properties drawn? i would need be better used to build new homes. well this would, this would be much less money available for the, the new home because the city is not going to buy the department. expropriation with compensation and compensation, you get a speaking has to be below market prices because the actual temperature for what we trying to do is socialization is about intriguing. the common who are using the common destiny compensation pay for this corporation must be below market prices,
right. rental price is extremely high, as you said, how easy or difficult would it be to stop speculation and rising rental prices in germany? well, if they're not random and successful, we can expect that this spectrum just financial speculation on 1000000000 housing markets, could be stopped in a way that the lovely, unprecedented. it would be the fair case in the world of a locker graphic initiative. managing to break the domination of global financial capitalism. and that's make the politically so exciting not just willing but for the whole world. but the cities attempt to impose a rental cap was struck down by germany's highest court on what ground the problem was not, not with the law itself, which was not faulty. the problem was competent. so within the federal system, it should have been the federal state imposing such lo and it was done in berlin
under locker level, which in this case could be asked you would not possible. this is not going to happen with the expropriation, and with the referendum, precisely because there's no the president, the federal face, has never attempted anything like that. and death will legally speaking land in which it lands in federal state has the right to right. and the post that will be certainly very interesting to see how the spans out. thank you so much for talking to us, john. a cool shack jonna joining us from 1000000000. thank you for being on the show. thank you. romania has become a dumping ground for most of europe, so illegal waste government officials have told are just 0 criminal organizations within the country have made it a big business. and simmons report from bucharest, this site was registered as a recycling center. yet it became a mountain of waste mixed with building rubble ignored by local authorities for
more than 10 years. until now, i stick a lot of plastic domestic waste may be induced to other ways in that part. the new head of romania is national environment agency, octavian. but chombo knew nothing about it until sewage pipes beneath the tip collapsed. a few weeks ago, flooding a suburb of bucharest, aside from the acrid stench and the cold, lawful scale of this tip and others like it romanian now has an even bigger problem with illegal waste. go east to the black sea port of cassandra and rubbish is a criminal commodity with millions of dollars and a determined prosecutor here is taking on the cartels. the amount of problem of legal waste trafficking is comparable with drug trafficking to doing its faces. an overwhelming challenge, but he did smash warner de should plan to import
a shipment of toxic waste from italy, so called business men were involved and they attempted to bribe local officials, way bills from other european consignments, like these sho, recycling centers as destinations. but instead they go to basic consideration sites all landfill dumps, pollution on a big scale. this is part of one consignment from the u. k. host of cop 26, the u. n. global warming summit due in november, needs to says the u. k is incorporating enough on getting prosecutions. i wish to have more collaboration of, of, from the part of the, the chart or it is where fighting against and be crimes. and then the crimes regards not romania and not to get beaten. in my opinion. it's a huge problem for all the product, october on, but sean, who says his investigation team is poorly paid, and it faces intimidation from criminals, exposing your family,
your life. it's a problem to be put on the mound, but john, who stay besides symbolize is a different era of ways. crime now, dwarf by matthew cartels, bribery, corruption here and overseas. and there's pollution never seen before. coupled with inaction and apparent indifference in other european states. andrew simmons, al jazeera, bucharest, and that is our show for this week. get in touch with us, my tweaking me actually by a g and don't get to the hash tag h a c t c. when you can, or drop us an e mail counting the cost that al jazeera dot net is address. but there's more for you online at all, just there a dot com slash ctc that will take you straight to our page. we trust individual reports named an entire episode for you to catch up. and that's it for this edition of counting the cost. i'm fully basketball. from the whole team here until hi,
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