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the fact. place on the planet could soon be lost forever. is the time and no. intervention. i would say. now it's a race against time to save a species. that's in the majesty plan. extinction. the united nations sends an s.o.s. to the world of global crises a put at least one hundred thirty five million people in need of aid.
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and i'm jaden this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up at least nine people are killed as taliban gunmen attack a college in pakistan. pope francis celebrates mass in bangladesh ahead of a much anticipated meeting with muslim riga this is a live picture coming from there plus. the system will be returns will powerful than any system in the on earth. it could be the beginning of a new era in renewable energy the world's largest lithium ion battery is unveiled. crises around the world are pushing more people to the brink than ever before the
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numbers are staggering prompting the u.n. to launch a record annual humanitarian appeal of over twenty two billion dollars and here's why according to the u.n. more than one hundred thirty five million people across the world need aid yemen is the world's worst humanitarian crisis with over twenty two million people in need a severe food shortage and an unprecedented cholera crisis have put more yemenis at risk nigeria is second on the list with fourteen and a half million people particularly women needing assistance and protection because of fighting between the military and armed groups and over thirty. million men women and children in democratic republic of congo need humanitarian help fighting has led to more internal displacement than in any other country on the continent and more than thirteen million syrians still caught in the civil war in its seventh year are in urgent need of help it's talk to james basie's live in
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geneva what is it that the u.n. needs to reach to get to those most vulnerable james. well two things one is access which is difficult because most of these these are emergences that are created by conflict and obviously if there's fighting it's hard to get access but the other thing is money and that's laid out very clearly in the un's appeal which was launched just over two hours ago as you say one hundred thirty five point seven million people around the world in need in the u.n. right on day one as they announced the same and are going to reach all of those they're focusing on about ninety one million people and the plan for those ninety one million people requires twenty two point five billion dollars that's up on what they're announced a year ago with their appeal for twenty seventeen in the end as they looked at that
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amount for last year went up to twenty four billion dollars but here i think is the really worrying figure of that twenty four billion that they needed for the year to the end of this year for twenty seventy they only so far have received fifty two percent of the money so i can say with some considerable certainty that we now know how many people are going to be in need around the world in twenty eighteen in the u.n. pretty much already admitting they're not going to be able to help them all and james topping that list yemen how bad is the humanitarian situation there. humanitarian situation incredibly grave because of the ongoing conflict because of cholera and now even more than before the situation affected by the blockade by the saudi coalition forces these were the comments from the top u.n. humanitarian official local so that the largest humanitarian crisis that we're
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concerned about in the world at the moment is the crisis in yemen. and. yemen as a population twenty five million people twenty million of. need assistance and. something like seven or eight million of them are right now right on the brink of famine and as you know we've been calling for. a full i'm winding of the blockade which has been preventing. humanitarian assistance and commercial food and fuel get into yemen. so again he's asking for full humanitarian access which of course is being denied by that blockade but he was being very careful not to name and criticize so the arabiya he was asked whether saudi arabia was breaching international humanitarian law and he dodged the
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question that because the u.n. is still trying to persuade saudi arabia rabia behind the scenes and of course it needs saudi money to buy james bass thank you now steven anderson is the country director of the world food program in yemen he says it's not just food that yemenis need but also feel which is in short supply. we were able to get our first cargo ship that we had chartered as world food program with twenty five thousand metric tons of wheat that came in a few days ago and that's sufficient to feed one point eight million people for one month but we are trying to feed seven million people every month so we need much more assistance to be. more over there equally concerned in yemen about the commercial book imports yemen is importing generally over ninety percent of its food and about seventy percent of that comes through the
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red sea ports of put a pencil leaf though and we've seen a couple ships arriving with commercial food. right now in addition to the we're food program ship we have four others one in so these and three others in who data . and that's are important but actually what we're really concerned most concerned about now is the fuel situation no ships have yet been granted clearance to come in with fuel and the fuel is critical for getting the food to where it needs to go not only from for the humanitarian agencies but also for the people who depend on the market also for water supply for. run generators and hospitals etc other news now gunmen have stormed
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a college in pakistan and killed at least nine people it happened in the northwestern city of push our all four attackers were also killed after two hours of fighting with the army and police the taliban faction in pakistan says it was behind the attack come all hide as well from islamabad. and or do get it out by that very good dollar bond they claimed responsibility immediately after their deadly in. the agricultural research and. it did not yet clear their toward war. dog ate all the reports about the remains but a number of people are dead and many more are rude it is all happening at a time when the u.s. and iran are due to meet at a high level right the u.s. secretary of defense really doing it. and ridge will get on really be really concerned about the groups operating from across the border and of runners don and
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who are now carrying out deadly attack inside pocket gone pope francis is now meeting religious leaders in bangladesh's capital dhaka where the head of the roman catholic church is expected to see a small group of refugees the pope is on a six day visit to bangladesh and neighboring. he's been criticized for not mentioning the rangar yet by name more than six hundred twenty thousand have fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in mian mas rakhine state is being child strategies near the cuts a prolonged camp in bangladesh where many. now living on this visit is proving pretty difficult for the pope diplomatically isnt it. that's right yes i mean he's been described as having to tread along a diplomatic tight rope on this journey as you say he has not yet mentioned the word ranger since he arrived in myanmar that four day visit that he spent there and
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it's now his second day here in bangladesh and no mention of the really injure yet either he did obliquely refer to them last night referring to them as the refugees from rakhine and he was very loquacious actually in really thanking the bangladesh government for all that it has done the bangladesh government facing as you can imagine a huge challenge dealing with these these refugees more than six hundred twenty five thousand now have crossed over into bangladesh since august the twenty fifth and we understand that there are hundreds crossing each day at least eight hundred crossed the day before yesterday there's been some sort of reaction from. certainly catholic some of the cardinals here in bangladesh one cardinal saying that the pope was not a problem solver but he was here very much to try and prepare the hearts and minds for dealing with this huge humanitarian crisis and how is bangladesh dealing with
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this humanitarian crisis. it's important to forget that before this six hundred twenty five thousand arrived in the last couple of months there are already around four hundred thousand injured in this country that have escaped previous crackdowns by the myanmar government and according to experts here it's estimated that the cost for this government of just providing those four hundred with housing amounting to around a billion dollars a year. we've also been speaking to brag brackets the biggest ngo in the world often described as being that anyways a bangladeshi n.g.o.s they are really struggling to deal with this situation as is the u.n. and as our other international aid organizations are an indication possibly of the generosity of bangladesh really being tested it's interesting that in the last week
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we've seen the beginnings of this plan being put forward a joint agreement between bangladesh and myanmar to as they describe it try and really. to try and send many of these injured back to myanmar starting in the next couple of months it's a plan that the n.g.o.s and the u.n. at this stage are calling pretty fast ical also the bangladesh government only in the last couple of days is signed off on a two hundred eighty million dollars plan to move some of the range of refugees into temporary camps on a coastal island a coastal island that experts say is highly susceptible to cycle loans so it is proving very difficult for the bangladeshi government obviously bangladesh is not it is a poor country and so it's hoped that this visit by the pope is going to draw as much kind of international published city with respect to this crisis as possible i charles thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera. kenya's president working out there
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has been sworn in by the opposition have vowed to fight his government. called bipolar never trade that and in fact i'm fat boy and i'll be reporting from the capital market. we take a look at how hong kong is working to regulate digital currencies amid warnings they could pose a threat to global financial stability. welcome to look at the weather across asia now in northeastern areas from which is clearing away the pacific we have got the risk of showers are pushing in across the sea of japan so the weather for saturday looks generally finally very cold across northern parts of japan as a maximum for support conditions across the korean peninsula beijing should be ok
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well into toward little bit on the chilly side there with a maximum of minus seventeen degrees through into sunday we're going to see more the way a shower activity coming off the sea of japan into western parts of hong shu and across a kind of further south should be fine for the korean peninsula fine in shanghai with highs of fifteen let's head across more southern parts of china and taiwan where weather conditions are looking pretty good job in the course of saturday so it should be quite bright in hong kong fine and hanoi too but further towards central parts of vietnam still plagued by some pretty heavy showers the longer spells of rain likely here is more just showers but for hong kong fine and always still looking good the rest of indo china no problem seeing called them a.m.r. highs of thirty two southeastern parts of asia we've got some heavy showers still for the philippines some heavy showers across northern parts of borneo but further south it's looking very dry and fine much of java looking much much drawing an improved weather here but heavy rain across central parts of the a peninsula. if
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you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow tine is aiming to replace america and hanging around the world while the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this seems like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time just see it. again a reminder of the top stories this hour the united nations has launched
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a record humanitarian appeal for twenty two billion dollars more than one hundred thirty five million people around the world need help from the international community to survive taliban gunmen of stronger college in pakistan and killed at least nine people all four attackers were killed after two hours of fighting with the army and police in the city of showers. pope francis is now meeting religious leaders in bangladesh his capital dhaka it's where the head of the roman catholic church is expected to see a small group of refugees. zimbabwe's new president emerson man and god has appointed senior military leaders to top posts in his new cabinet as well as veteran ministers major general. morial is the new foreign minister he was a key player in the ousting of former president robert mugabe the head of the air force marshall parents has been picked to be land minister former finance minister patrick chinamasa has been reappointed to the post he held the job under mugabe's
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administration which has been widely criticized for mismanaging the economy as more from chinoy. reactions. happening. on friday at a university capping university graduates and some people say they are disappointed with his. army officials like him. and major general if you remember he's the man who. when the military into the. gobby was under house arrest and eventually saw him resign. robert mugabe and also a lot of people in cabinet some of them are part of the old guard they've been in government since in nineteen eighty and so. thirty seven years and they were contributing to some of the policies. not really good for
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this country another reality that the prisoner is creating. that every year three hundred thousand graduates from universities or colleges but there is no great here is. the reality is a lot of them will not find work immediately at. a lot of pressure to deliver people waiting to see what this campaign is going to do some of cautiously optimistic there. is a business plan they hope that he's assembled people around him who know what they're doing who are concerned about the economy who worked. and wait and see what that's been assembled with people like you. on the ground to improve the economy and create jobs kenya's main opposition leaders refusing to recognize the president . says he's going to be sworn in on independence day and become the people's president. from
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a violent election process. was a child who went to a neighbor's house to watch t.v. and play with his friends now his family. they say the seven year old was shot as he played on the balcony during. police and to rival political groups. they live in this densely populated area with little else than balconies for children to play. i mean so much pain my son was very bright i knew you would help me in future i'm hurt. i the shootings in nairobi and tuesday happened as president. was being sworn in for his second and final time in office opposition supporters say they were being dispersed by police using guns and tear gas it was lunchtime police were chasing protestants down the street protein diet his friends were right here watching the bullet that killed him also he's
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a pregnant woman she's out of danger but still in hospital the leader of the opposition. has declared he'll be sworn in as president on december the twelfth which is independence day and he'll push for reforms including electoral justice by using the so-called people's assembly the forum established by the opposition has already been endorsed by some local government he does i don't think in terms of prescribed by the constitution. i think he means the people. there would like the. legitimate president. some people say odinga still has the capacity to make the government's job difficult to see will disobedience and economic boycotts are the say the president's inauguration has weakened his position he does this on account of the fact the fact of the north.
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will rally behind him. to be his followers. will be very few and fewer every day elizabeth just wants justice for her son she joins dozens of families be relieved by election violence since august she and her neighbors hope the rival leaders will quickly find a solution to prevent more killing and chaos catherine saw al jazeera arabic kenya . this is pictured mastermind behind the attack on istanbul's main airport last year has been killed during a raid in georgia former eisel fighter ahmed shah tell you have died in the special forces operation in tbilisi just over a week ago three members of the armed group of the georgian servicemen were also killed these forty one people died when three suicide bombers attacked ataturk
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airport in istanbul last june a potential game changer in renewable energy has been turned on in south australia where billionaire tech mogul and unmask has build the world's largest lithium ion battery the state's premier unveiled the one hundred megawatt battery on friday it was built near a wind farm in the agricultural area around jamestown south australia has turned off its cold fired power stations and his transition into renewables but a freak storm last year caused a state wide blackout exposing faults with a reliable supply of electricity the state governments or to help from testers mask who promised to build the battery within one hundred days if you thought about be the biggest battery in the nation but it's proved to be the biggest battery in the world that the great thing about a lot is that he delivers and he made a challenge he decided that he'd come here and give a commitment to have this thing here one hundred dies and he delivered on that
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commitment and this has put us at the center of the universe reaction from jamestown residents is mixed it lifted their spirits because everybody's are happy about it and we have a question marks on that but the result in result of want it because it's never been called into action we really don't know what's coming. so that when it does do the job well and good if it doesn't it's just another political journey as. a senior research fellow at the center for energy policy at imperial college in london good to have you with us the batteries there are you impressed. it's a exciting development. the story just kind of been the holy grail for the whole power business for two hundred years now because if we want to move towards variable renewables wind and solar produce their own tricity when they want not necessarily when we want and so some way of storing the excess that they're
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producing which can then be used when they're not generating has been something we've looked for for many years most of the world does it by pumped storage of water but batteries undoubtedly have a role to play which is a also the every ten years we hear of a major breakthrough in battery technology which doesn't always deliver for example two years ago total making some very very extravagant claims about their domestic batteries which haven't really been fulfilled as yet so i don't think we should imagine all the world's problems are over at the moment but it's certainly a very interesting development interesting development brittle any impact a few people won't it i mean it doesn't have as big an impact as you would imagine from an energy point of view. you're quite right i mean south australia as your report mentioned had this very severe outage caused last year by an increase in wind speed it was actually we usually think about when the what happens when it's not windy at all but it can be just as big a problem when there's too much wind south australia does depend on and
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interconnected to victoria victoria has a lot of coal fired power which is more reliable although much dirtier unfortunately there was such a surge in demand because of the wind farms not generating that that link wasn't able to cope and so the whole state faced the blackout which was really a wake up call as to the massive problems of having too much variable renewable capacity on the system this battery when fully charged could give about an hour's power to about thirty thousand homes so it's not the end of the matter by any means south australia is also building new gas fired power stations to try and compensate for the unreliability of the wind so on its own certainly not but we have to start somewhere this is a significant the biggest lithium battery we've got in the world and if we don't start with something like this we're not going to see what the potential this is a start what would you like to see next what what are the perfect picture be and how attainable is it. i think it's very interesting develop discussion in australia
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as in many other countries about the mix of technologies going forward my own view is that a very significant amount of nuclear power producing reliable electricity for the demand that never goes away to pump water into our homes to manage our hospitals to manage our electrified power systems and so on transport systems rather. makes an awful lot of sense and that debate is developing in australia which has a lot of uranium but no nuclear power at the moment if we can make storage work on this scale we should bear in mind that the actual storing about it kristie is inefficient so it's quite expensive to do and of course there are a massive environmental problems with jet with collecting the materials you need to make the battery and so so there are big challenges around there but i find it very difficult to imagine a world going seriously forward unless we do have a lot of storage available and so i would like to see these sorts of initiatives being pressed to the best that they can but let's not preview that they're going to
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answer all the questions and let's take other sensible measures including carbon capture of storage which is a technology that's not talked about so much as it should be in my mind because it's going to be a mix of solutions that takes us forward there is no silver bullet around this ok and i'll come to mr thank you. the recent success of crypto currencies like good point has piqued the interest of tech developers an annual conference in hong kong the currency's growth was made possible by what's known as block chain technology as a system of computer based bookkeeping it limits the chance of fraud if someone enters a change for instance the sale of some bitcoin then that entry is listed on the block chain that is connected to multiple computers it's described as a new type of internet you can now have a block chain address rather than an ip address and while it was originally devised for crypto currencies technology financial and retail industries are finding ways to use it the un's refugee agency is even using the block chain technology to
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identify refute g.'s to go politics of how different industries are hoping to capitalize on the new technology. hong kong has always positioned itself on the cutting edge of the financial industry which is why the buzzword at this annual conference is bluffing and how the entire trading world can cash in on the technology but some warn it comes at a price it is posing new regulatory challenges but the speed with which technological changes are taking place much higher than we've seen before and secondly new entrants new entrants which are in particular startups but also big tech companies an example would be trying to contain the cryptocurrency phenomena in two thousand and nine bitcoin was the first to enter the scene using block change technology. there are now hundreds of crypto currency set here for the problem lies they cannot be treated like pass the script a car g.'s is actually it's open for future use and in most cases that you said you
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have to be defined so that created a lot of speculation making it a highly volatile investment for large gains and losses can be made very quickly for this reason as a pember mainland china suspended the trading of crypto currency and banned the launch of new ones or initial calling offering forcing companies like this one to shut down their trading platforms across the board or its founder agrees new regulations are needed but such drastic actions are not necessary in hong kong. when you're blocking a district by coco right now there's a tree came from financial background and we share actually similar beach to the regulators to the rest productions and the money laundering top security and the hong kong monetary authority has told al-jazeera it will continue to support financial innovations in the industry and currently is unlikely to tighten regulations or follow china's lead which is good news for the unprecedented numbers
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of finn said audra penner setting up in hong kong like matthew the car who has just launched a block train company there playing the same regulation in all corners of even china then yet and we won't be able to train them to use cryptocurrency anymore but look technology not only about three to currencies and exchanges and so you can still use brooklyn's acknowledge you for the faint experts agree they say within two years block change technology will touch every aspect of our lives the transport banking insurance or just paying bills the city now has to find a way to control some of the risks that come with this new technology without slowing down its evolution physical pollen al-jazeera hong kong if you want to find out anything more about the stories that you've been watching seeing on the show you can was going to websites address al-jazeera dot com.
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take a quick look at the top stories the united nations has launched a humanitarian appeal for a record twenty two billion dollars more than one hundred thirty five million people around the world need help from the international community to survive. the largish humanitarian crisis that we're concerned about in the world at the moment is the crisis in yemen and. yemen has a population of twenty five million people twenty million. need assistance and. something like seven or eight million of them are right now right on the brink of famine and as you know we've been calling for. food winding of the blockade which is preventing. humanitarian assistance and commercial food and if you get into yemen taliban gunmen have stormed a college in pakistan and killed at least nine people all four attackers were killed after two hours of fighting with the army and police in the city of shower
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pope francis is now meeting religious leaders in bangladesh's capital dhaka it's where the head of the roman catholic church is expected to see a small group of wrangel refugees the pope is on a six day visit to bangladesh and neighboring myanmar zimbabwe's new president emerson has announced his cabinet it includes politicians loyal to the ruling party and members of the military helped asked former leader robert mugabe this is speak to mastermind behind the attack on istanbul's main airport last year's been killed in a raid in georgia former i saw fighter ahmed shah tell you have died in the special forces operation in tbilisi last week at least forty one people died when three suicide bombers attacked attica turk airport in istanbul last year according religious heard that the murdered half brother of north korea's leader was carrying an antidote to the toxin used to poison him kim jong nam died after
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a nerve agent living was smeared on his face of kuala lumpur airport in february two women have been charged with his murder their child has heard that kim had a dozen vials of the antidote in his bag it's unclear why he didn't use it. those are the headlines the news continues but let's turn over now to inside story to say watching. more demands from the u.s. aimed at china from the united states south to north korea's latest missile with the government in pyongyang claiming the u.s. mainland is now with the bridge will beijing take action and helped a few.


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