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refugee i want to make significant gains. hello and welcome my name's peter w. watching al jazeera live from my headquarters here in doha also coming up iraqi kurds refused to back down for monday's independence referendum despite opposition from all the neighbors. the spanish central government steps up its measures to block a controversial independence bit in catalonia. also ahead donald trump to north korea chad and venezuela to the list of countries whose nationals now face a u.s. travel ban. ok the top story for you so far today the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office her victory was widely expected but she will face
a very different political landscape when the new bundestag convenes the far right party not only won seats for the first time but it did also mean. a surprisingly strong showing exit polls projects mrs merkel center right christian democratic union party as winning just under thirty three percent of the vote that gives them two hundred thirty eight seats their main rival and current coalition partner the center left social democrats led by martin schulz got around twenty percent of the vote or one hundred forty eight seats but the biggest change to germany's landscape is this the far right and anti islam alternative for germany a f d getting thirteen percent of the vote that means ninety five seats the three other main parties won between nine and eleven percent of the vote but could find themselves in power as part of the coalition dominic cain now reports from berlin.
was a moment of celebration for the christian democrats confirmed in the first place but for some it was a hollow victory they lost almost one hundred seats in this election so far and good americans will very probably remain as chancellor this was a choice in a moment when that really was an oil for of course we are facing a huge test. parliament will carry out a profound ass's because we want to win back the voters of the f.t. by solving problems and listening to that lauri's and sometimes that fair but above all through good politics. and there are many of those voters four years ago the far right alternative for germany party failed to win any seats in its first federal election campaign this time with an anti refugee anti islam platform it
nearly trebled its vote and will be the third largest party in parliament. yeah mind it out because we've been given an electoral mandate and we will accept this electoral mandate with humility because millions of voters have given us their trust to carry out constructive opposition work in the german parliament and we will deliver ladies and gentlemen we will deliver. for the social democrats this was a disastrous election martin schulz led them to their worst result since world war two this week he and his party will now form the main opposition in parliament which means angle americal must now trying to form what's called the jamaica coalition after the colors of its national flag taking in the greens and the free democrats a combination that has never been tried at a federal level she it looked like and lament with the comforts of a winner but if she really lost significantly and she needs the party which lost most in this election in comparison to the last election so. hopefully the c.d.u.
will learn this lesson too that they have to change something because otherwise they will be afraid of the next elections. the first that there have been for this the fact that something was going on in this room much trouble or how difficult it will be to form a coalition and then there was a woman to members of the far right on down have not have just come from the bank of america so far as their being dense dominic on al-jazeera. was protesters have marched in cities across germany against the entry of the far right a f t into parliament this was the scene outside the group's headquarters in berlin following the projected results in frankfurt demonstrators help placards condemning the parties and to my current policy. voters in iraq's kurdish region are just a few hours away from going to the polls on a controversial independence referendum the central government down in baghdad sole
control of the region's international border posts and airports on sunday in anticipation of the vote is also calling on foreign countries to stop importing oil from the kurdish region the prime minister body is warning the votes will have dire consequences with a little. i want to speak clearly with our dear kurdish people most of the problems in your region are local and not coming from the guard and the call of secession will only make the crisis of economic and financial difficulties get bigger resulting from the corruption and bad management i want to direct my verse to the kurdish people and ask those responsible where has the money from oil revenues gone . but the president of iraq's kurdish regional government masoud barzani is insisting the vote will go ahead he says officials in baghdad have failed to live up to the promises they made to the kurds. and they have been continuing in threatening and humiliating now people the state the we agreed on should have been
a state based on citizenship federalism pluralism multiculturalism and democracy but unfortunately the state we have right now in iraq is a theocratic sectarian state. well correspondent hoda abdel-hamid has more now from the capital of the kurdistan region will. this was the final time we hear from kurdish president. before the reverend and takes place on monday and he had some very harsh words for the government in baghdad he said the didn't you iraq the kurds participated in building and went willingly to baghdad for back in two thousand and three turned out to be practical and think tarion country he said the kurds did all what they could they believed a key role in ratify the constitution back in two thousand and five but they did not get what they expected in return then he went on speaking about all the current problems with the central government in baghdad and he said that after the vote
they will still be a time for negotiation that independence won't come on the next day and maybe it will take a year or two or even more depends on how good these talks would go but within minutes the prime minister either allowed by the gave us choice statement and he also didn't mince his words he said that baghdad wind never accept the disintegration of iraq and that this referendum will lead actively to a creation of a racist and sick tarion state he then went on putting a lot of the blame on the kurds he said that yes they did not receive their share of the federal revenue but about a pool to of iraq's oil production at the moment is being sold unilaterally by the kurds and he then he went on saying that if a baghdad is going to take further steps he did not elaborate what those steps could be but he did warn that iraq was entering a vein to resume and nobody knows what the outcome will be despite of all that talk
of war between the two politicians well people here are getting ready to head to the polling stations monday morning about twelve thousand. and of those around the kurdish region and the disputed territories and also in the camps within this place people will be able to cast their ballots there is certainly an upbeat atmosphere here kurds say that this is their time to express their opinion and to take their future into their own hands the u.s. has carried out air strikes on an eisel desert company libya killing seventeen fighters it happened on friday two hundred forty kilometers southeast of sirte that coastal city was isolates form a stronghold in libya the strikes are the first by the u.s. in the be a since president dilma crump took office in january jonathan crystal is a fellow at the world policy institute and analyst on u.s. foreign policy across the middle east he says it's likely there will be more u.s.
strikes that he has been much more willing to give the military a free hand i think if we think that trump has some sort of grand plan for dealing with islamic state if they're called islamic state then we probably don't know trump very well but i think in libya it's a little bit tricky for him because after going after hillary clinton for so long on what happened in benghazi it would look very bad for him if any american fighters were lost there now obviously this strike on friday didn't even involve human pilots when i think you know damn well that not eager to get into a fight in libya but he will listen to what the military that is and as he devolves that decision making down to them on almost every level i think we probably will see more strikes against the islamic state. u.s. president donald trump has signed a new executive order implementing new travel restrictions on people from eight
countries that replaces his original travel ban apply it to people from six meaning muslim countries the new restrictions are expected to come into force on october the eighteenth and have a look at the updated travel ban well the original restrictions target countries the u.s. considered to have poor security they were sudan iran libya syria somalia and yemen now full travel bans are being placed on people from north korea and chad in venezuela restrictions are limited to certain government officials and their families and sudan has been removed from the list leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the u.s. the new restrictions are due to go into force as we've been saying towards the end of october mike hanna following developments from washington. the presidential proclamation follows a global review of airline security senior administration officials say that new
benchmark requirements were drawn up and then countries around the globe were given fifty days to meet these requirements the vast majority did however the eight countries that are now on the p. restricted travel list did not say are chad iran libya north korea syria somalia venezuela and yemen now five of these countries were on the list that expired sunday however that ban will be immediately renewed the new countries on the list including north korea that's travel ban will come into effect on october the eighteenth importantly though each of the restrictions is tailored to the specific country in iran for example there will still be pieces permitted for students and exchange visitors in venezuela as case the restriction applies only to certain government members of the whole restriction on travel will be up for review
every one hundred eighty days countries can be added to the list or can be taken off it to stay close to to come here on al-jazeera will take a look at the room hinge a crisis one months after it began. welcome to look at weather conditions across the americas now in north america plenty of features not just hurricane maria but this developing frontal system which has got quite a contrast in temperatures either side of it so we've got a woman coming up from the south so thirty one in chicago cold air coming down to the north eleven in winnipeg twelve in denver colorado and also maria's just flirting with the cape hatteras and the outer banks of carolinas and certainly the eastern side north carolina could see some heavy rain at times and so in the surf
it's going to be quite big all along the eastern seaboard so caution required if you're in that area little changes head on through and to choose the front pretty stationary out stage out across western areas falling conditions with twenty nine the high in los angeles so down into the caribbean i need to do well too much on maria because it is moving away from the bahamas so a slow improvement in the weather conditions here but we have got lot of showers up through the isthmus to say looks as though you're pretty wet in many areas here a lot of rain affecting the pacific coast of mexico from a tropical storm system the caribbean islands still plenty of showers around but not as bad as it has been the saying goes ahead on three into wards choose as maria begins to disappear from your area of interest for south america we've got a frontal system developing once again across parts of the south the region generally wet and when it's aries. tensions are high. little has changed and new village officials are struggling to
demonstrate goodwill. a memorial is trying for a comrade who sacrificed his life the political chance. but really event tonight on drive a wedge between the village and. part three of a six part series filmed over five years of. china's democracy experiment at this time on how does iraq. welcome back here with al-jazeera and peter here in doha recapping your headlines the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office in the country's general election but the conservative
party did suffer his worst result in twelve years. donnel from present proof new travel restrictions on people from eight countries the new water now applies to north korea chad venezuela iran libya somalia syria and yemen. verses in iraq's kurdish region are just a few hours away from going to the polls on a controversial independence referendum the government in baghdad is seeking control of the region's international border posts and their ports. it's a week to go until residents of catalonia seek to hold a band votes on whether to separate from spain catalans part of finally posting yes signs across the region john hendren is there. catalans are building a growing movement and perhaps a nation the government of spain has branded these pro independence signs a crime making these children human. is a bit of a pain in that people have got on the our body ready very different and. we want.
our freedom yes. spanish police have banned the october first referendum on independence and confiscated the regional governments ten million ballots so catalans printed beat in spanish and in their own language we don't have spain we actually love their culture and all but i know we are free people and we live in the midlands catalans handed them out and posted pro independence signs as the region's most those police who refused to take their direction from spain look on here all the wold not want to be free their cars are strewn with flowers by thankful locals some draped in what they hope to become their national standard because spain his outlawed the referendum there's been no real campaign here this spanish government office is as close as you get to a no campaign headquarters and cattle on officials who have urged people to vote
yes have found themselves in jail and face charges as serious as sedition which carries a fifteen year prison term all for urging voters to cast a homemade ballot we have to vote but it was not bus about you thought of the people about the shows so i don't know why though god i couldn't vote yes or no. at the ports it's the spanish flag that's unfurled by proud nationalists don't do that we can't allow them to say that catalonia is not spain as a castle and all my life i feel very spanish and i will always on my homeland which is spain here more than three thousand spanish national police and civil defense forces are housed in cruise ships and ordered to stop the referendum whether catalans vote to build a new nation or whether the movement they've built falls apart will be decided on october first john hendren al jazeera barcelona. now monday marks exactly
a month since the range of crisis began and the in-laws were calling stay. it's hundreds of refugees continue to cross the border every day the latest violence began on august twenty fifth when an armed group of muslim or hinge attacked police in rakhine state that triggered a military crackdown soon reports emerged of the security forces carrying out mass killings rape torture and burning entire villages over the past month four hundred and thirty thousand have fled almost all trying to get into bangladesh at first me and miles leader and nobel peace prize winner aung sun suu chee dismissed reports of the atrocities the un's top human rights official called the military response clearly disproportionate and sixteen says the reports will be investigated the nationalist movement has existed in myanmar for decades and the latest crisis is helping it to gain momentum in scott hietala.
church oh started a punk band ten years ago. his way of rebelling against the military government as the pro-democracy movement here was just gaining ground. tonight he's d.j. ing a punk rock night at a young gun bar. he's becoming concerned over a rise of nationalism in the end mark many using the range of crisis to grow their influence and reach there's another there's always trying to do that people are about fear. they always talk now i want the best very. people i want i want visit one day we were all ready for the ok by our country but in reality not like that. since the violence in rakhine state and the exit is never a hinge or refugees over the last few weeks nationalist groups have taken to myanmar streets more frequently. spreading their message the hinges are not part of the country in this interview john was the editor in chief of
a nationalist newspaper in memory because of its ties to a banned ultra nationalist buddhist group their license was revoked last month. a louder more important and wider because of attacks by bengali muslims in rakhine state. they threaten our country's sovereignty they're concerned that the russian jet many of whom have lived in rakhine for generations want to establish an islamic state another form of nationalism that's growing less extreme version all rallies like this hundreds gathering on a weekend afternoon to show their support for the government to show their support for their leader. many in myanmar feel that the international criticism of the range of crisis is unjust the national media here are heavily controlling the story and that puts some people at risk there is also intimidation i think happening and . local staff from you and agencies and reporters and others who you know if they
bring out a line that is contrary to that kind of narrative that the government is pushing then you know they're facing threats. joy admits that myanmar's young democracy is still in transition but he does not think that it's an excuse to use the range of crisis as a tool to grow support for the government or bolster nationalism it's got harder al-jazeera younger. now the heat argument between the u.s. president donald trump and major sporting stars in the u.s. and that team's well that's showing no signs of abating on sunday several football players or knelt during the national anthem a protest of violence against black people in the states can really help it has more. some knelt on one knee others raised their fists and locked arms as hundreds of american football players in the united states in london pushed back against president trump's criticism of their protests during the u.s. national anthem it was
a sign of solidarity with other athletes criticized by donald trump since friday for using the athens to protest racial inequality and aggressive policing in the united states would you love to see one of these n.f.l. owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say get that son of a off the field right out the spiral. fired on sunday trent continued his criticism on twitter suggesting fans boycott the national football league and owners fire players who he believes disrespect the country by protesting during the anthem as the n.f.l. players association was quick to put out a response supporting the athletes right to express themselves and demonstrate on the field products walk in with so the process of freedom trumps tirade has been met with pushback not just from athletes but also from team owners who have contributed to trump's political campaign or visited the white house in
a statement the new england patriots c.e.o. robert kraft said he's deeply disappointed by the president's comments as the debate spiraled members of trump's administration defended the president's comments i think what the president is saying is that the owner should have a role that player should have to stand in respect for the national anthem this isn't about democrats it's not about republicans it's not about race it's not about free speech they can do free speech on their own time the right to protest is protected under the constitution of the united states in two thousand and sixteen quarterback collin capper nick started using his platform to highlight injustice experienced by minorities in american society. the movement has spread. other u.s. sports leagues saturday catcher bruce maxwell became the first major league baseball player to kneel during the american anthem. and other famous athletes like basketball star le bron james have also been speaking out because this guy we've.
put in charge has to try to divide us once again the nature of the protests arm precedented and will continue save the athletes until the u.s. overcomes the racial divisions they say persist kimberly hell kid al-jazeera washington. it's been a month since hurricane harvey devastated parts of southern texas a place called port arthur was particularly hard hit port arthur is home to the biggest oil refinery in the u.s. and people there are worried about the possibility of toxic contamination and she have returns. when we arrived to meet community activist hilton kelly important arthur texas he was unloading a truck full of supplies donated by nearby houston's sikh community care and good. just called a. place it's estimated that between three and five thousand residents of this town have been displaced three quarters of the houses were inundated with water lining
its streets like so many neighborhoods across southern texas piles of water damaged furniture. kelly and his family are among the homeless this was the moment he and his wife returned to find their home uninhabitable. and he is one international recognition of his work trying to improve the quality of port arthur a low income african-american majority community surrounded by petrochemical plants and refineries this stretch of the gulf coast is nicknamed camp fat alley due to the elevated levels of disease as a result of toxic emissions during harby the refineries admitted to discharging millions more pounds of toxic gases into the air as they shut down and burnt off the excess chemicals now kelly is worried that those who call this town home will be exploited even more as the coast rebuilds for example he points to this dump that appeared overnight in a residential area of port arthur all this garbage and debris stacked across the
street from an elderly lady here who's on oxygen elated at. the house down the street on the corner there had a triple bypass heart surgery there. very little boy one of reasons why people because of contamination black mold contamination now we got mold spores. suddenly while we were there no attempt was being made to pour water on the day bri to prevent dust from spreading however for others matter insists there is nothing to worry about and this site will only be temporary kelly is skeptical but he does wonder whether the sudden attention port arthur is receiving is an opportunity to change things. every. saudi you know most of the people here don't touch that money will leave it at the below the poverty line why is that unlike encouraging the saudi king to look
at ways in which he can help enhance just community these guys got a free reign to dump whatever they want to hear and that we don't even benefit from these mega industries that out however one county knows it's a distant hope that all the attention will transform those fortunes not least because of the trumpet ministrations determination to weaken environmental emission standards even further shihab rattansi al-jazeera. to indonesia. has been razed to the highest level more than thirty five thousand people in the resort town of bali have been moved to temporary shelters seismologists of on that mound a gang volcano could erupt for the first time in fifty years officials are warning people against false reports and videos circulating online of an eruption the last time it's erupted it kills more than eleven hundred people step bason is close to the volcano she says ground tremors they're being felt more often. we here at the nearest observation post to mt are gone but as you can see the mountain is pulled
completely covered in clouds so that makes it even more eerie but folk arnel are just here at the observation posts are saying that the the a city of mt algal is increasing by the hour there's been a lot of attacks on it quickly actually filed a future surveyor today and also the mock my inside a volcano is being pushed slowly but surely to the surface so the experts here are saying that indeed an eruption is imminent and an eruption here is a very dangerous in one hundred sixty three it was seen that it was very explosive the eruption went straight up. actually killed quite a lot of people here so at the moment everyone as much as possible has been evacuated the most dangerous part are pyro classic flouts material which is really hard which can go up to four or five hundred degrees celsius which travels very fast and burns everything on its way and of course there's also the stream of life
are coming from the mountain if it is a rap thing more than sixty thousand people actually living in the vicinity of the crater and indeed danger zone so they have to leave their houses for many have left already which is different than other full kind of corruption here in indonesia where people are quite reluctant to leave their animals and their houses behind but here people are very serious about this they're very afraid that something really deadly could happen so many are now in evacuation centers so which are scattered around this area in the safe zone and a lot of people from bali are actually helping all these evacuees who have basically left everything behind in a hurry. last more news of course on the website you can see our top story the trump slaps travel restrictions on north korea and venezuela al-jazeera.
this is al-jazeera these are the top stories the german chancellor angela merkel has won a fourth term in office in the country's general election but she's admitted there will be tough negotiations before she can forge a new coalition the conservative party suffered its worst result in her twelve years in office following a surge in support for the far right a.f.d. party when that was annoying of course we have a huge task a.f.d. entering palm and will carry out a profound asses because we want to win back the voters of the air by solving problems and listening to the lorry and sometimes that's fair but above all through good politics. voters in iraq's kurdish region are just a few hours away from going to the polls on a controversial independence referendum the central government in baghdad saw control of the region's international border posts and airports on sunday in anticipation of the vote is calling on foreign countries to stop importing oil from
the autonomous region the president of iraq's regional governments must impose on insists the vote will go ahead. u.s. president donald trump has signed off on you travel restrictions for people from eight countries that replaces his original travel ban on people from six mainly muslim countries the water now applies to north korea chad venezuela iran libya somalia syria and yemen sudan has been dropped from the original list he tweeted about his expanded travel ban saying making america safe is his top priority he said people who can't be safely vetted will not be admitted to the united states. the u.s. has carried out air strikes on an i sold desert camp in libya killing seventeen fighters it happened on friday children forty kilometers southeast of sirte that coastal city was isis form a stronghold in libya the strikes are the first by the u.s. in libya since president from took office in january hundreds of people continue to
make the border crossing into bangladesh one month since the start of the range of crisis and most were kind state the u.n. says nearly four hundred thirty thousand range of refugees have escaped to bangladesh so far more news on the web site al jazeera dot com thirty minutes of al-jazeera well in half an hour between now and then we can all season. long counting the cost germany's outlook it's europe's largest manufacturing economy but is it in the slow lane when it comes to the digital economy we'll talk to swiss re about insuring for climate change plus can we stop companies from using our internet data without our knowledge counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. tens of thousands of demonstrations erupt across china each year driven by anger over corruption and the illegal sale of communal land most protests fail to make an impact but in two thousand and eleven one village defy the odds.