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the government were there before it's illegal. president doubt on the woman who's accused his supremes nominee of sexual assault. hello i'm maryam namazie and london you're with al-jazeera also coming up tanzania declares four days of mourning as the death toll from its ferry disaster rises to at least one hundred thirty one. the one palestinian dead and dozens wounded as israeli troops opened fire on protesters in gaza also. throughout this process i have treated the e.u. with nothing but respect. the u.k.
expects to say. a person's prime minister demands new breaks it proposals and respect from the e.u. a day after slap down insults bug. u.s. president donald trump cost out on the woman accusing his supremes court nominee of sexual assault university professor christine blasi forward is in hiding off to going public with the accusations against brett kavanaugh which date back to when they were in school in one thousand nine hundred two trump says that if the attack was as serious as she's saying she would have gone to the police straight away or female friends and colleagues of cavanagh have held a news conference to voice their support for his nomination some of the seventy five women attending said they'd known him since high school and they consider the allegations inconsistent with everything they know about him. women from every
phase of judge kavanagh's life those who know him best have stepped forward to say that the allegation being leveled against him is false and we are proud to stand with brant. that's now speech to a white house correspondent kimberly how could it and we had seen trump's initial position to be somewhat measured now we have these unrestrained comments about christine blasi forward what's been the reaction there by well there certainly is a noted shift from the president's comments earlier in the week where he said initially that he felt that christie in blazin for should be heard but not much else very measured in fact was his response but that changed friday when the president took on a much more confrontational tone not just about the process taking place but also
the accusation and defending his nominee brett kavanaugh as someone with an impeccable reputation who is the victim of character assassination by the radical left wing politicians who are destroying into laying this nomination he's also as you point out questioning the allegation that selve some thirty six years ago this is supposed to have happened the president saying you know if that was the case why did she not go to law enforcement where the seems to be now is really a questioning on both sides pointing the finger as you pointed out not only is the accuser in hiding receiving death threats but we are told the same is happening to brett kavanaugh his wife as well so this process has become particularly messy and that there is an awful lot of character assassination going on we should point out on both sides yes and indeed both sides have said that they are willing to testify publicly there is going to be a hearing what is the latest on that now. yeah that's rapidly evolving to
initially there had been a monday hearing scheduled the attorneys for christine blassie ford have been working with the senate judiciary committee it appears the republican controlled committee has offered now a wednesday hearing but there still seems to be debate over the order of which the stories will be told christine blousy ford's attorneys pushing for her to have the final word and go second in testifying after brett kavanaugh the republicans are pushing back on that saying that they believe it should be in the reverse we do know that there will be an independent lawyer that will be questioning both if this does take place but that is still in doubt and time is ticking republicans are desperately trying to push this through before november congressional elections with democrats could potentially take control of the house and derail this nomination altogether thank you very much our white house correspondent can really help it.
now tanzania's president has ordered the arrest of a ferry operator involved in the latest disaster on lake victoria john magaw also declared four days of mourning at least one hundred thirty one people are confirmed dead so far after a ferry overloaded with passengers capsized in late. meters from the shore hopes are fading for those still missing as rescue efforts turn to recovery there's still no official word on what caused it the government is already being accused of negligence. well a victoria is divided among three countries tanzania uganda and kenya the ferry sank between a korea way and the core islands on the lake southeastern shore malcolm webb is following developments for us from the ugandan site like the wyrick port in uganda's capital kampala that's on the ugandan side of the lake but it's over in
the company inside where the pope capsized now more than twenty four hours ago and now that it's dark of course it's almost impossible to see anything in the water and i mean the rescue efforts greatly impaired a few dozen people were rescued alive but for many hours the rescuers are going to be pounding those who drowned these kind of accident on from home an electric coil is more than a million people that live around the shores of this lake many of them depend on water transport for that survival whether that fishermen would be moving around for trade in business in the case of the boat that capsized we understand it was carrying people between two island people have been remarkable one island returning home to another a lot of poverty around here so-called people are trying to transport themselves cheaply people who are owning boats trying to make a living to another white often boat filled up well beyond their capacity the boat in question we understand how to confront you about one hundred people who may have one two three hundred people on board. one thing going wrong in.
an area where many people don't know how to win the war rescued them quickly. very high. is from gaza now why the health ministry says one protester has been killed and at least forty injured by israeli fire on the gaza border the demonstrations against the israeli blockade on the gaza strip have been going on for more than five months many demanding their right to return to their homes and land their families were expelled from seventy years ago harry forces sent us this update earlier from the task so we're here just a short distance away from the israeli border and the man you can see at the center of that scrum there is yassin was a hamas leader in gaza the second most senior hamas official in the whole of the organization matches you a very interesting thing that there is a real improvement or all of us which controls the gaza strip on this protest it is
by far the most sizable such process we've seen in several weeks of course are approaching six months of this friday protest here at the gaza border in recent weeks that there have dwindled to some extent this is large enough that it shows you the kind of political pressure that hamas now finds itself under because on two fronts on one it's been engaging in at least in direct negotiations with israel over a long term cease fire many people here feel that process is either collapsing or is on the very verge of collapse certainly there's been nothing to show for it so far the other front is with the rival palestinian faction in the occupied west bank which controls the palestinian authority all sorts of rumors going around gaza that after an october the first deadline which has been imposed by the p.a. on hamas for some progress on reconciliation some sort of concessions from hamas about some kind of unified government with the p.a. that the p.a. is prepared to impose new financial pressures on the people of gaza so hamas is under pressure that could potentially explain why. hi this protest is bigger than
usual and there are still thousands of people are proud to come here despite the risks we spoke to one young man who'd lost one leg in an earlier protest and then in another protest was shot in the other leg the remaining leg and he's back here again today and there are hundreds of others if not thousands prepared to do the same thing. european council president donald tusk says he's convinced the e.u. and u.k. can still find a compromise of a bracks if it was reacting to a strongly worded statement by president prime minister to resign may a day after and was heavily criticized at a summit in austria she accused the leaders of failing to provide better options for an amicable tale and demanded more suspect for the u.k. bachar reports. reeling from her bruising each use summit to resume a delivered a defiant ultimatum to europe the e.u. should be clear i will not overturn the result of the referendum nor will i
break up my country we need serious engagement on resolving the two big problems in the negotiations and we stand ready. she hoped for warm words from her counterparts at thursday's eve summit in salzburg she was instead met with an unequivocal rejection of her latest breaks it plan every mother's share the view that why positive elements in the checkers propose of death adjusted frame truck anomic operation will not work. not least because in truth undermining the single market the putdowns continued on tusks instagram account a piece of cake wrote task sorry no cherries the job of britain's perceived cherry picking of bricks of proposals that suit the u.k. but no one else the french president emanuel mccrum said he would never accept a deal which damages the e.u.'s integrity and said those promoting the idea that breaks it will be positive for britain are liars to resume
a responded saying it was time for the e.u. to show britain some respect throughout this process i have treated the e.u. with nothing but respect the u.k. expects the say a good relationship at the end of this process depends on it teresa mayes breaks it strategy was drawn up at her country retreat checkers in july it opposes a u.k. e.u. free trade area and a common rulebook for industrial and agricultural goods to prevent exports and imports from getting stuck at borders but the e.u. and u.k. can't agree on what will happen here on the border between northern ireland a part of the u.k. and the republic of ireland and a you member the case promised there will be no return to a hard border but it's rejected the e.u. has a backstop plan to keep the region aligned with its trading rules it is something
we will never agree to said to resume a it would mean breaking up our country. the prophet with both had to resume a proposal have been playing among hardline brecht appears within her own party to believe the e.u. are pushing for more confessions from the u.k. that. period will be leaving me you will be increasingly more and more pointless they want a clean break from brussels with or without a reason may be but this latest message to europe may help restore some confidence from bric cities who believe she hasn't been tough enough the prime minister says there's currently no counter proposal on the table this is an impasse with no solution in sight the. westminster. i have for you on the program rescuing nigeria's money wives the missionary working to save girls as young as five. pay debts. and it stood tall against war and weather experts warn neglect could be the greatest threat to this archaeological chand in
the iraqi city of samarra. hello you know welcome back to your international weather forecast well here across europe we are expecting to see some fairly big changes over the next few days first of all you can see here on the satellite image we have a front as well as an air of low pressure that is moving through the north sea as well as another one coming in off the atlantic so we have back to back storms we're going to be dealing with right here so that means very windy conditions coming across the u.k. and ireland as well so saturday not looking as bad but what we're going to be seeing is a big drop in temperature here across central europe that is that cold front moving through and temperatures are going to drop anywhere between ten and twelve degrees celsius as your high because we had about thirty degrees here on friday in berlin so a big change there and then as we go towards sunday notice that winds and rains pushing
too much of the british isles that is going to be a big problem there because we have already see winds well over one hundred forty kilometers per hour with our last storm that push through that region so if they're already power lines down we could expect even more across the area here across another part of africa we are looking at some rain here across tunisia now that has been a problem we haven't had to see much rain in order to cause flash flooding and we are seeing a little bit more here on saturday as we go towards sunday things get a little bit better there but we are picking up some clouds here across parts of algeria for algiers though along the coast now going to bed with temperatures thirty. a clandestine world of illegal trade what you have here is not just archaeological objects you're talking about the political dimension where the spoils of war are smuggled and sold to auction houses and private collections are
a major selling artifact is where finance is the beheadings and most use in the middle east don't sound don't that's one quick solution. trafficking on al-jazeera. welcome back a quick look at the top stories this hour u.s. president donald trump has cast doubt on allegations that his supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh sexually assaulted fellow pupil pristine glossy forward in one thousand nine hundred two. at least one hundred thirty one people are confirmed dead in tanzania after a ferry overloaded with passengers capsized in lake victoria just meters from the
shore hopes of fading for many more still missing. and the u.k. prime minister trees amaze demanded new breaks at proposals and respect from leaders after they rejected out on thursday european council president says he's convinced the e.u. and the u.k. can still find a compromise over price. well you know his stories are following protests have been marching in syria's rebel held province calling on the international community to stop president assad from cementing his grip on power there demanding he be removed from office before a new constitution is drafted and order reports now from beirut. they chant against bashar assad the syrian president to a survived an eight year rebellion against his rule the opposition has been all but defeated all they have left is their voices. no constitution no reconstruction until a third leaves power that is there tomorrow and it's
a message the syrians in villages and towns across the rebel controlled province of idlib are sending to the international community. we are afraid this new constitution would not be any different and it won't be in the favor of the opposition we are concerned because some countries are now moving closer to the regime. for weeks there were fears of a major assault against the province today there is a sense of relief following a deal between russia and turkey that will at least for the time being. prevent bombing and displacement. russia and iran gave priority to ties with turkey over regaining control of it lib turkey had warned a government offensive in the province would be a breaking point in their alliance but it wasn't just that a bloodbath would hurt russia's efforts to convince the international community to pay for syria's reconstruction and support a political process that the judum mises assad's government but the united nations says there is still potential for a lot of fighting in civilian populated areas turkey and russia didn't say how they
plan to implement a demilitarized zone free of so-called radical rebels but yan egeland's humanitarian task force was given some details it seems turkey backed rebels could play a role on the ground what i understand is that the so-called war on terror is not called off in a country that will be in the future air raids against the listed organizations that would also be fighting between on groups and activists and the so-called terrorists the so-called radicals. there is and will be many civilians in the syria's. three million syrians who live in italy half of them already displaced from cities and towns under state control for their reconciling with a government that has killed so many people is not an option they hope the
international community feels the same for now the west has shown resistance to work with assad but many fear a political transition away from the syrian leader is no longer a priority for the senate. be grouped. fighting between rival armed groups in the southern suburbs of the libyan capital tripoli has left at least eleven people dead most of them civilians a un back cease fire was agreed on september fourth but it's failed to end the battles for control of the city medical sources say at least ninety six people have been killed there since the end of august now in the philippines president of territories proposed changes the constitution of provoked more protests opposition groups say to tear taste plans for a federal state will lead to a dictatorship the march in manila was the forty sixth anniversary of the declaration of martial law by former president ferdinand marcos activists are drawing parallels between the marcos and the terror tape regimes. to thailand now where the military government has cleared the way for political parties to resume
activities more than four years after a coup they still can't campaign or organize street gatherings for an election which may be held in february when hay reports from bangkok. four years after having their power taken away the leaders of the poor thai party are able to meet again without fearing arrest since the coup that removed thailand's largest party from office political gatherings of five people or more have been outlawed but now the military government has partially relaxed its ban on political activities. i told the board the what's happening now proves that we are still alive and we are proud of what we have therefore we will continue to do activities and those activities have proven popular with voters for years maybe too popular a tie and it's pretty decisive parties have won every election since two thousand and one but the military backed by some of thailand's most rich and powerful people organized to coups against them since the last overthrow in two thousand and
fourteen the government has delayed a return to democratic rule several times with a tentative election date set for late february political parties are slowly coming back into the open being able to gather legally is a significant milestone for the political parties but those that oppose the military government like good tie know they still have to be very careful about what they say and do any mistakes could be used against them was the new future forward party touted as a potential coalition partner for poor tie is already in trouble three party executives are charged with violating the computer crimes act for suggesting politicians are being approached to join a pro-military party. and eight leaders of time i would charged in may with sedition and breaking the ban on political activities for organizing a media conference to criticize the government experts say those prosecutions are a sign that the lead up to the election would be free and fair without
a lot of more to come in the sense that if. a party or any party would come across to the. party that would be likely to take to. the case to the election commission or constitutional court to this solve their political opponents a prime minister preview is proving done not on a level playing field who led the coup isn't ruling out staying on as thailand's leader after the election. and at times he appears to be in campaign mode even though campaigning remains against the law for political parties wayne hay al jazeera bangkok a catholic bishop in india has been arrested over allegations he repeatedly raped a nun in a case that's triggered angry protests bishop franco. was arrested a day after pope francis relieved him of his jerseys over the scandal anon first
made the accusations in june but police did not question him until september lack of action provoked outrage in the nonsupport has staged days of protests. india has launched its first national register of sex offenders meanwhile following an outcry over sexual crimes against women and girls there four hundred forty thousand names are on the database including people convicted of rape gang rape child sex crimes and sexual harassment photos addresses and fingerprints of the offenders will also be included a database will only be accessible to law enforcement agencies. well parts of africa girls as young as five being sold to settle their parents debts it's part of a tradition own as money marriage as so-called money wives can face decades of slavery and sexual exploitation is that passed from one owner to another and that interest reports from the town of back of a in nigeria's crossroad where money marriage is
a still common. result is one of nigeria's top tourist destinations but in the shadow of the mountain some large areas continue an ancient tradition with child protection workers say condemns young girls to a life of slavery and sexual exploitation. i couldn't reach it is a missionary or rescues girls who have been sold off for so called money marriages the money goes to buy outrightly you know and no call can even be trucked a girl before she's born and a man will week it would if it takes forty years if you demand days the brothers can still go to get their brothers money wife if there are hundred homes in better of it you would have hardly ten that do not have one or two more name are it money market prices going on there or you have over ninety it percent of families involved in this kind of marriage the history twenty one young women in the past
nine years community leaders say the practice was banned years ago that he was there but there it is dogs that's right in one thousand and their money a woman talking about it was not done people come up to say i am looking for a way after mary. in their family you are like in their family when you are in their family maybe someone is sick or one isn't good it has them up and the police or that damn william william william was in one town one. thousand. five year old miracle was married for money just a few weeks ago she now lives with some missionaries who say she's pulled by the marriages happen she was more to please her teenage sister who died was ourselves at a place midwife couldn't have a baby with our own. rosie tay was rescued nine years ago. i was
there but then years when i think you mean. my father died when i was seven years and when i was. into me. rose has received psychological counseling and taught some skills she says she's found confidence has a new boyfriend and a baby but says our past stands in the way of true happiness. the boy parent yet and their point of them is somebody's manulife. i mean the baby that i have not been. victims say the practice of selling girls into slavery and forced marriages still continues in some communities around here and encouraged by the elders only a few of them get rescued and organizations walking to support the victims say they've been threatened on many occasions and want to stop their work that when i
couldn't reach it's missionary work for the grace chapel of nigeria i set him on collision course with people i don't have any secretary walking around me but i can't even go to assess my bank anymore because i've been promised that any time on scene on the ranch i will regret ever commented that i rely on. maybe you're sorry buddy rich could take a long time to write again before that hardwoods cold list numbers of young girls for use the life of poverty illiteracy and slavery are decreased al-jazeera bits of it. a group of conservative politicians in ecuador are calling for julian assange to be stripped of his ecuadorian nationality as a news conference in the capital quito a presented documents which they say show irregularities in his naturalization process last year at google gave us on citizenship as part of an effort to allow the wiki leaks founder to leave their embassy in london he's been effectively trapped that since two thousand and twelve to avoid extradition to sweden to face
questioning about allegations of sex crimes oh well now to iraq where some of the most significant archaeological discoveries are in the city of samarra that is north of the capital baghdad in esco says it should be protected as a world heritage site but locals say some of its landmarks are being left to crumble as rob matheson reports from baghdad. for twelve centuries the spiral minaret of the great mosque has survived storms and wars but perhaps its greatest danger is from neglect and. this is the first time we've seen the spiral minaret since two thousand and three i'm shocked there's been no attempt to restore there are no rubbish baskets no proper benches for visitors if this landmark was in any other country it would be a piece of art. in two thousand and seven they already badly damaged city of samarra was protected as a world heritage site by the us. it was hoped that it would encourage more visitors
and business but more than a decade later little has been done and it. certainly different the pyramids and any other place in the. history and archaeological sites but it doesn't get the proper attention. some are lies on both sides of the river tigris north of baghdad it marks the site of a powerful islamic capital the ruled over the said empire which stretched from tunis here to central asia for a century it's estimated eighty percent of it still lies undiscovered but the spiral minaret has gone through dark times even the nearby park that was built not long ago is also neglected the authorities should be investing in such a historical landmark so that archaeological tourism. in samara city. iraq's in the process of rebuilding its present day cities after decades of
violence but for a country which is said to have a wealth of archaeological treasures the people of so modest say that iraq should be protecting its history to rob matheson al-jazeera a. quick look at the top stories this hour u.s. president all trampas cost out on the woman accusing his supreme court nominee of sexual assault university professor christine blasi forward is in hiding after going public with the accusations against brett kavanaugh which date back to when they were in school in one thousand nine hundred two trump says that if the attack was a serious she saying she would have gone to the police straight away and all the headlines at least a hundred thirty one people are confirmed dead in tanzania after a ferry overloaded with passengers capsized in lake victoria just nature's from the shore hopes of fading for many more still missing and no official word yet on what caused it but the government is already being accused of negligence. the health
ministry in gaza says one protester has been killed and at least forty injured by israeli fire on the gaza border the demonstrations against the israeli blockade on the gaza strip that been going on for more than five months many are demanding never right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from seventy years ago. here the u.k. prime minister to resign may's accused leaders of failing to treat with respect after they on a quickly rejected how breaks it panel thursday may said e.u. counterparts have failed to explain why i have checked his plan wouldn't work throughout this process i have treated the e.u. with nothing but respect the u.k. expects the same a good relationship at the end of this process depends on it. at this late stage in
the negotiations it is not acceptable to simply rejects the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counterproposals protests is have been marching in the last syrian province and rebel hands calling on the international community to stop president bashar assad from cementing his grip on power they are demanding he be removed from office before and new constitution is drafted rusher in turkey have agreed to create a demilitarized zone separating rebels and it live from government held areas throughout the night with all of our top stories more news coming up in twenty five minutes time do join me then want to have a quick update for you but coming up next it's up front.
as he prepares for a historic comeback i'll speak to malaysia's prime minister in waiting and former president and why it bringing him and also to legendary u.s. investigative journalist seymour hersh. he's been described as the last great american reporter and he's just written his memoir but why does seymour hersh think the media's attacks on donald trump are misguided and this is a really dour defender of bashar al assad i'll ask him but first after years.