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>> a tough road ahead. the third prime minister in two months to walk through downing street doors, warning of deep economic crisis. >> i understand, too, that i have work to do to restore trust after all that has happened. ♪ hello. you are watching al jazeera. also coming up -- a task for generations. european leaders start planning
the reconstruction of ukraine. anger and grief in the occupied west bank. five palestinians, killed, and a russian court rejects the united states' appeal of brittney griner, the sentence will stand. ♪ rishi sunak, the u.k.'s 57th prime minister and the youngest in more than 200 years, has admitted mistakes, promising to restore trust in government and warning of difficult days ahead. he conceded the country was facing a profound economic crisis. that challenge now lies in the home secretary, charged with maintaining national security
and public safety. we begin our coverage now from downing street. reporter: rishi sunak is written's third prime minister in the space of just two months and inherited a daunting set of problems in the chaotic tenure of his predecessor, liz truss. >> some mistakes were made. reporter: his message, i'm here to fix those problems. >> and that work begins immediately. i will place economic stability and confidence at the heart of this government's agenda. this will mean difficult decisions to come. reporter: rishi sunak warrant of a profound -- warned of the profound economic challenge the u.k. now faces. now for the first time as prime minister, it is time to set on his agenda. >> addressing the question about his mandate to government after -- to govern after so many prime ministers without an election,
he but the manifesto at the center of his program. in a perceived swipe at both boris johnson and liz truss, he admitted he has work to do to restore trust. >> this government will have integrity, professionalism, and accountability at every level. trust is earned, and i will earn yours. reporter: on the same spot just 19 minutes earlier, downing street had seen the departing speech of liz truss. the shortest serving prime minister in british history. after just 50 days in charge, there was little for her to claim credit for, so a short speech ended in a simple platitude. >> i believe in the british people, and i know that brighter days lie ahead. thank you. reporter: with congratulations
from around the world, the u.s. president, joe biden, describing the first asian perimeter star is groundbreaking. >> a groundbreaking milestone. it matters. reporter: a strong relationship with the u.k. to defend our common values. in russia, the kremlin said it saw no grounds for hope that there will be any positive changes. rishi sunak promised to unite the conservative party and not just give jobs to his allies. his first ministerial appointments also emphasize continuity. jeremy hunt will stay as the finance minister. he will retain the foreign secretary post and home secretary. stability and confidence it seems to replace turbulence and division. al jazeera, downing street. >> rishi sunak has spoken to ukraine's president, volodymyr zelenskyy, and promised his steadfast support. he then held a telephone call with u.s. president joe biden.
we have more from downing street on his first day as prime minister. reporter: he spent most of the day putting people into cabinet positions, jeremy hunt still stays as the finance minister. that was a very clear message from rishi sunak. he wanted to have stability. it was important to him to send a message to the markets. the stay calm. he realizes the real economic problems facing britain and destabilizing the markets would not be a good thing to do. which is why jeremy hunt stays in his position. but there will be a change for the interior minister. rishi sunak wants a government full of integrity, he is now appointed three people to his cabinet who have now been sacked during the parliamentary career for offenses, one of those sacked just six days ago for sending government documents for
his -- from her private e-mail which is a breach of the court. she is back as home secretary. the interior minister under rishi sunak. he talks about how trust is earned. he's got to start doing that. he faces some really big tests. there is a cost-of-living crisis. inflation is at its highest rate in 40 years. fuel bills will come in as a winter starts to bite and they will be higher as many people were expecting, even with the government help announced by liz truss. he's got to make sure that people feel as if things are getting better. many will understand, it may not get better in the short term. there are a lot of difficult decisions to be made. unless they feel things are getting better, then they won't give him the support he is looking for. ♪ >> it's a task been described as
a challenge for generations. rebuilding ukraine after russia's invasion. eu leaders, meeting in germany to lay out a plan for reconstruction, estimated to cost at least $200 billion. we have more from berlin. reporter: a plea for a 21st-century marshall plan for ukraine. similar to what the united states did to rebuild europe after world war ii. >> the destruction is miserable. the suffering of the country is great. the extent of the damage is many hundreds and billions of euros. the issue will be reconstruction. houses and roads will have to be rebuilt, factories repaired. this is a task for generations to come. reporter: zelenskyy, addressing the conference from kyiv, urging countries and donors to stick to their promises. >> our fast recovery plan is $17
billion for cortical immediate reconstruction of hospitals, schools, vital energy infrastructure. they have not yet received a single sense for the recovery plan. i urge you to soon make the necessary decisions. reporter: the u.s. and eu have each said they will play ukraine $1.5 billion a month to keep the country running. but to rebuild ukraine, a lot more is needed. the main question, who will finance the reconstruction of ukraine? since the start of the war the u.s. has spent billions of dollars mostly for military assistance. now there's a lot of pressure on the european union to deliver. >> we know how difficult the economic situation is for europeans and americans. high inflation, high energy costs. this is where leadership comes in. this is where our political leaders have to have a very
honest conversation with their citizens. the message from me for this conference is the cost of helping ukraine now is small, in comparison to if ukraine fails. reporter: since russia invaded ukraine, an estimated 300 billion dollars of russian assets have been frozen worldwide. the eu has been looking into legal ways to confiscate assets to be used to rebuild ukraine. but experts say there may be too many legal and political obstacles for this to happen. al jazeera, berlin. >> a funeral procession has been held for palestinians killed during an israeli army arrayed in the occupied west bank. a prominent leader of the armed group land's end was among the victims. we have more on this. reporter: these people don't want to believe palestinian -- that the palestinian fighter is dead. but he that from his wounds after is really forces targeted
him north of the occupied west bank. five other palestinians were also killed by israeli forces during the worst night of violence in the occupied west bank in years. one of the bodies being taken out of the area was burned, after is really forces fired at the car it was in. this is where he was killed. he was the leader of the lion's den, which israel says is based here. witnesses say he was killed by drones. which would be a new is really tactic. they say scenes reminded them of the scenes 20 years ago. tens of thousands of people bid farewell to the five men killed. despite is really threats, hundreds of armed palestinians came to the funeral and fired their weapons in the air. >> our response will be in the heart of tel aviv to avenge
the killing of the five great men. we will be there for them. >> building support amongst palestinians are armed attacks against is really forces is increasing. >> reviving the spirit of resistance in the palestinian streets again. we are following the will of the martyr who said [indiscernible] reporter: the lion's den became so popular, songs are being made to praise them. coming from many political five turns -- factions, they have agreed to fight together to fight israel's occupation. the group claimed responsibility for the killing of an israeli soldier. since then, israel has blockaded the city. he is one of those who survived the exchange of fire on tuesday. he is also a member of the lion's den. many say the blockade aims to turn people against the fighters. so far, they have been only
gaining more support. al jazeera, the occupied west bank. >> u.s. national security advisor jake sullivan said his government continues to engage with the kremlin to bring home basketball or brittney griner, despite a russian court rejecting her appeal against a nine year prison sentence, charged with drug possession after being retained with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil. she apologized, saying it was an honest mistake and describe the situation is very stressful. the prosecutor called the sentence fair. our white house correspondent has more. reporter: the white house, obviously disappointed with the deception of the russian port. the national security advisor, releasing a statement saying not only is the biden administration maintaining that brittney griner is being wrongfully detained in russia, but they say this is under intolerable circumstances, and
the proceedings that not only convicted brittney griner but also rejected her appeal in this case nor in fact a sham judicial proceeding. in terms of moving forward, the united states says it will continue to engage with pressure using all channels to not only try and secure her release, but also that of paul whelan, a man that's been convicted, now serving a 16 year term in russia for espionage. for her part, brittney grinerdoes admit she did smuggle -- has admitted to the charges of drug possession and drug smuggling, in terms of the canisters of cannabis oil through the moscow airport. however, she says it was done inadvertently and it was a mistake, done in haste. and she has apologized. the court, rejecting her appeal. something her lawyers and the white house are extremely disappointed with. >> still ahead on the program, we will look at protests in sudan, marking a year since a military takeover derailed
country's transition to civilian rule. and the first carbon neutral football world cup. we will take a look at the challenges facing the nation. ♪ meteorologist: a bit quiet in new south wales. more rain in the flooded area. there's still cloud around. a circulation going offshore from victoria into tasmania, where flooding is again also a certainty. it's been very wet. the next band will come through eventually. it is interesting in northern australia where the temperature has been reaching the middle 40's, a heat wave warning, generating thunderstorms to the northern territory. more significant showers for western australia. thursday, the story is sustained
for tasmania and victoria. showers, knocking temperatures down a little bit in queensland. for new zealand, proper spring weather here. we've got a northerly breeze. low moisture and rain in the southern banks. christchurch will see a temperature rise to 24 by the time we get to saturday. south, usually you get some pretty heavy rain. here it is in vietnam, back in cambodia, and central thailand. mre dangerous and more interesting the circulating stormm -- more dangerous and more interesting, the circulating storm. ♪ >> the dancing in bollywood is an important part of india's culture. it is no surprise that many people want to work in the industry.
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return as home secretary. and rebuilding ukraine after russia's invasion. it is estimated reconstruction will cost at least $200 billion. the eu commission's president said a toxin infrastructure were acts of terrorism. and a funeral procession held for palestinians failed in the occupied west bank -- killed in the occupied west bank. dozens of protesters have been injured in sudan and demonstrations marking the first anniversary of the military coup. the takeover and did a transitional government meant to lead sedan into elections. the country's been in political turmoil since then with repeated protests and talks between parties failing to produce results. we have more from khartoum. reporter: the first anniversary of sedan military takeover, and thousands gathered to demonstrate in the capital, khartoum.
and other cities. handing over power to a civilian government. >> we want to return to a democratic civilian tradition. the army should return to the barracks and militia groups to be dissolved. we don't want them to rule. they should know they are supposed to only preserve the country's security, not to overpower -- not to take overpower. reporter: entering a transitional government that was part of a power-sharing agreement. the military that deposed -- then deposed the prime minister and arrested senior government officials. they were later released and reinstated before resigning in january. the takeover angered many on the streets. >> we were out today to support the demands of a civilian government that came as a result of the revolution. it was leading the country to a democracy. we are not against the army as a
whole, just some individuals. the army has been politicized. if there are reforms made, we will not have any issues. because there's no country without an army. reporter: the takeover also created a political turmoil as some parties excited with the military and its power grab and others condemned it. >> united nations here in sudan and the regional body have been trying to broker a deal which when the political parties in the military. reporter: but that has so far failed to produce results by which security forces used tear gas to disperse protesters. since the takeover, more than 100 people have been killed. that has not stopped the demonstrators. >> the takeover has not produced a single good thing. the health and education sector are deteriorating. there are more tribal conflicts. the social fabric of sudan has been destroyed. reporter: the army has
previously stated was stepping away from talks to allow parties to reach a consensus on forming a new government. while that is yet to happen, those on the streets continue to call for a return to civilian rule. al jazeera, khartoum. >> at least 11 students have died after a fire broke out at a school for the blind in uganda. six others are in critical condition. ripping through the dormitory at around 1 a.m. at the school in the district east of the capital, kampala. the students were trapped inside and not able to escape because the windows had been made burglar proof. brazil's political future could become clearer after sunday with the country's runoff presidential election taking place. the candidates, the incumbent, bolsonaro, and former leader lula da silva, brazil's first
working class president. millions continue to face hunger and soaring unemployment. we have reports from brazil. reporter: brazil's agricultural industry accounts for one third of its gdp. the country is the world's biggest exporter of meat. farmers in the state here, on the largest cattle herd -- own the largest cattle herd in the country. most of them are some supporters of bolsonaro, running for a second term. they say he protects their interests. >> bolsonaro guarantees our right to produce without having our firms invaded by indigenous people. he has allowed us to defend our private property. reporter: he chose a small party to run his reelection bid. when it ran low on funds,
some donated thousands to keep it going. reporter: producers rarely dig into their pockets to finance politicians. we don't trust them. but he does not treat us like environmental criminals. many like myself have kept a percentage of our lands untouched, as required by law. reporter: the two candidates are looking to win support of those who voted for other candidates in the first round of the presidential election. the senator was the right of . . center candidate who came in third. she's also a strong advocate for small farmers. she supports leftist candidate lula da di -- da silva. >> during his previous government, the agricultural industry boomed. he also financed family farm production. now brazil still fits the world. but 33 million resilience are going hungry --
brazilians are going hungry. reporter: many plots that were once owned by big ■landownersare now divided among small farmers who produce food organically. in this patch of lamb, there are 30 different kinds of vegetables and fruits. for example we have here a papaya tree, a banana tree, there's coffee, peanuts, lettuce, garlic -- all of these are produced without the use of pesticides. 100 and 83 families make a living in these seven hector's. -- hectares. reclaiming their lands. these families do not have the same political clout as brazil's powerful farm lobby. which is whybolsonaro counts on them to keep him in power. al jazeera, brazil. >> people have been protesting on the streets of baghdad against iraq's political elite.
organizers, demanding an end to corruption and high unemployment. we have more from where the demonstrations were held. reporter: political opposition groups have gathered to protest against the government they see as corrupt, they see as a continuation of the corrupt governments of the past. they are here to mark the third anniversary of a protest movement that began 2019. they are here to mark the anniversary to illustrate to the government they remain set on trying to achieve a government that was representative of the people, that is secular, and does not serve the interests of the political elite. >> all the governments past and present are not looking over the people that a loving manner. they suppress people, kill and beats. that's why people are angry at you. fix yourself before trying to fix others, you psychopaths.
>> they came from trash, now they own the seats of government. since 2003, after stealing millions, they are still not satisfied. you can take half of iraq's wealth, but at least give something to the people. >> this protest movement has so far been mostly peaceful. we've seen some ensignss of young men trying to break the police lines. they come up the side of the square and try to push back against the security patrol over here. riot police have surrounded this part of the square, locking bridges and roads going into sensitive parts of the city, the green zone, government buildings. young men have been coming up trying to push back against the police, the police push them back, roxanne bought -- rocks and water bottles have been thrown. blocking off demonstrators trying to self regulate to illustrate to the police and to
their own people that this is a peaceful protests and must remain so. it is not as big as demonstrations of seen in the past but the demonstration is citywide. city bridges and schools have been closed. something many residents tell us they are sick of, they want to see an end of the demonstrations and they want to see political stability. that is something everyone here continues to call for. demonstrators want to maintain their political ambition is to see a country that is improving, that is moving forward. they see the current government is not the one to deliver that. reporter: the ethiopian government and rebels have started peace talks in south africa in a formal negotiation since war broke out two years ago. mediating the talks, following fresh fighting that broke out at the end of august. a cyclone has made landfall in
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