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wants to know the government is not going to do the one thing the demonstrators want apologize for down what al-jazeera does we ask the questions so that we can get closer to the truth. some flash mobs are now hong kong is officially and a recession after protesters bring the city to a standstill. and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. violence returns to the gaza strip overnight less than a day after a cease fire was agreed to. a vigil held in texas for a black man on death row for killing a white woman more than 20 years ago his lawyers say he is innocent. and after
weeks of violent protests in iraq we look at why many in baghdad say the city's top top drivers are heroes. hong kong has confirmed its economy plunged into its 1st recession and a decade it's been blamed on the increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating us china trade war students in hong kong have blocked parts of the city for a 5th day in a row they're calling on the government to commit to holding local elections on november 24th administrators are gathering for a rally in the city's business district hong kong is experiencing one of its most violent weeks since the protests began in june. they're going israeli airstrikes in gaza and rocket fire towards israel less than 24 hours after a cease fire was agreed to israeli forces and islamic jihad fighters exchanged the cross-fire cross border fire that is the violence began on tuesday after the
israeli army assassinated a senior leader of the islamic jihad in gaza 34 palestinians have since been killed rob matheson has more from west jerusalem. the last few hours in gaza have been quiet since those israeli military airstrikes were taking place against what the israeli military says were islamic jihad training grounds no in real terms we understand that means open and agricultural land in gaza that was being targeted but the israeli military no saying that that operation has been concluded this followed rockets that were fired from gaza into israel round about 10 pm on thursday night local time we don't know exactly how many rockets were fired we do have a sense that it was a smaller number than the number of rockets we have seen fired into israel over the last few days israeli military saying that at least one of those rockets had been downed by its iron dome aerial defense system this was coming at
a time when things appeared to be returning to normal the crossings between gaza and israel had been reopened with goods and people moving through but also israel had reinstated the fishing limits and extended the fishing limits but for gaza fishermen as well but on thursday night islamic jihad we understand had released a video showing what it claimed to be a longer range rocket that islamic jihad had been using in the conflict in the previous few days which was able to reach further into israel and it said it was all palestinian made an islamic jihad a military wing spokesman said that the group also still had its finger on the trigger and later on thursday night we saw protests in northern gaza against the cease fire and we also understand that schools on the israeli side of the gaza border have been told to stay closed on friday now in past history shows
us that a cease fire between gaza and israel does not mean that conflict immediately ends that there is almost always tailing off period as it were. after the announcement of a cease fire it is possible that that is what we are going through the moment but since the ceasefire was announced in the early hours of thursday there have been rockets fired from gaza into israel at least 3 times both sides must be wondering whether the overall cease fire may still hold for this former president calling for international assistance to crisis and where the comments in mexico are he has been forced into exile after disputed election results. i have plenty of confidence in the u.n. because we've had extensive talks at the un secretary-general he has a lot of social conscience plenty of commitment to the poor he should be the mediator not just a facilitator accompanied by the catholic church and of pope francis is needed we
should add him as a bell has more from la paz. thousands of protesters surround bolivia's presidential palace they came here to show support to their leader ever want to. embed william is a 25 year old student he says he's warned about what's happening in his country. it's an interim government that does not represent us it's filled with white people that look at us with racism and hatred we came here to show who the original people of bolivia really are on wednesday interim president jimmy 9 yes a new cabinet in a place where bolivia's mostly indigenous community was well represented and where this spirit of mama or mother earth sacred to that community was once revered it's now been replaced with a bible across and mostly non indigenous representatives. if people
are demanding the resignation of. the i mean. they're also saying that now it's time for civil war. to a seriously or and even though the new administration that they want to buy that. they are. not representative i like that. the government is trying to quell the protests with police and military presence on the street they're also trying to paint a negative image of abel more alice and accuse him of excessive while in power by granting media access to his private quarters in the presidential palace given the vietnam record he lived like a rich man and spoke and defended the poor this is an example of something he did and everything he has robbed even morale has never allowed the media to come to the floors of the presidential house in spite of the deep divisions in this country members of moralists m.e.'s party agree to hold
a senate meeting with the legislators of the new interim administration they fear the party will be banned and one to be allowed to participate in the elections as it's unlikely they will more or less will be allowed to run. i would suggest to the movement for socialism party that from now on they have every right to participate in the general elections but they need to start looking for a candidate evo morales is not qualified for a 4th term that's why they have been so many protests by bolivians on the streets. people say they are protesting because they feel they new interim administration does not represent them and want to make sure they won't lose the rights they were granted when a woman alice came to power almost 14 years ago. yes deported 7 german citizens it says are linked to i saw the 2 men 4 women and a child landed at berlin's table airport overnight deportations are part of an
effort by turkey to reprieve patriot for an eyesore fighters held in turkish jails and the u.k. counterterrorism police arrested a man at heathrow airport hours after turkey said it had to ported a british eisel suspect dominic cain has more from berlin this is the 1st wave of returns by the turkish authorities of german citizens or german residents who have been in turkish custody people who have been decided upon by the turkish authorities as being so dangerous that they can no longer stay on turkish soil and yet for the germinal forat least the difficulty that they face is that on the face of it these specific 7 individuals have no charges against them they cannot be charged for any activities or their participation in any activities in the middle east under german law and as i say these people are then perceived to be innocent they can go about their own lives back in germany for the government there is the
serious issue that many people in this country are opposed to the return of people who the turkish government have referred to in such disparaging terms but they must also a bay the law or the government just as much as these individuals it is polarizing opinion in this country and of course there are more people the turkish government says it wants to return to germany. and the u.s. is reportedly threatening to hit egypt with sanctions over its plan to buy russian warplanes cairo has a $2000000000.00 agreement with moscow to buy more than 20 su $35.00 fighter jets and a letter saying by the wall street journal the u.s. secretaries of state and defense for egypt risking sanctions and urged it to cancel that deal and the u.s. is or south korea to pay more for the presence of american soldiers in the country after pressure from president donald trump washington says it wants $5000000000.00 to help pay for american troops there that demand is straining
a decades old alliance secretary of defense mark asperse says soul should pay more for its security. so i would see generally the united states' position is that we look to all of our allies and partners to ensure they provide their fair share of the burden when it comes to defense this is a very strong alliance we have but korea is a wealthy country and could and should pay more to help offset the cost of defense a kurdish iranian refugee who spent 6 years in a prison island camp run by australia has arrived in new zealand it's the 1st time bruise or connie has been able to leap up on new guinea he was given a visa to attend a literary festival in christ church during his detention and he's a journalist and he wrote a book on award winning book on his smartphone about his experiences while still he's been criticized for how it treats asylum seekers for his work on he spoke to al-jazeera a short time ago he said he's enjoying being a free man and hasn't decided his next move. i'm not going to go super son i'm here
now. to only look at the possibilities. next couple of because i already accepted by many car so it is because of what i'm going to run many car but i didn't make this decision yet still undone on the answer to your new year's is not meant to be especially so best was it earlier just. really just a couple of bits that are more about plant people or were starting. and 200 importing novel and you know i'm on this. point argument real again. which are really you know or. are you know very harsh punishment. so that's not just. going to use this opportunity to raise this issue who could pressure pinti and then was strangely are
to recognize you know of our rights because we are the one our innocent people and what that was then government is really a very inhumanity batek. it's not sir it's unacceptable. still ahead on al-jazeera the power of human touch with a look at how ebola survivors are helping other patients. take off for some flights in south africa as 3000 airline staff go on strike we're on the ground in johannesburg. elodie in a welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across the philippines over the next few days we are watching the approach of tell maggie that is a tropical system that is strengthening right now and you can see the clouds right
there on the satellite image not very well organized but over the next few days the biggest problem with the storm is going to be amount of rain that we're going to be seeing in 72 hours luzon you could be seen well over 250 to possibly 350 millimeters of rain into that region and people are now in preparation for very heavy flooding over the next few days as we go toward sunday we're going to see this storm make its way there and i said possibly making landfall on sunday evening or early on monday morning well here across western australia we have been seeing the temperatures well over 40 of the last few days while fires and bushfires have been a big factor in that region and they're going to continue as we go towards the next couple of days we do have a front down here towards the south but very dry very hot across much of the area and here in western australia in men dora we have seen 47.2 degrees hit yesterday that was the highest temperature that was recorded worldwide temperatures in this region have been well over what 40 degrees of the last few days and we are going to be seeing that he continue but over here towards brisbane it is going to be
you know watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now hong kong has confirmed its economy plunged into its 1st recession in a decade it's been blamed on the increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating us china trade war thousands of anti-government protesters have turned out and hong kong for a 5th day walking parts of the city for some more violence in gaza overnight less than 24 hours after a cease fire was agreed to israeli forces and islamic jihad fighters exchanged cross border fire $34.00 palestinians have been killed since tuesday and turkey has deported 7 german citizens it says have links to ice all ankara's repatriating foreign fighters it's captured in syria u.k. police have arrested a man after a turkey said it deployed a british i still suspect. so we're now on our top story rob mcbride joins us now from hong kong so. the protesters would say that the point of all of these protests
all this time was to make hong kong feel. sort of pain to sort of affect the economy it seems that that might be working what is this news you're hearing about a recession. well that's right especially this week we shall because we have seen this very marked change in tactics many much of the protesting much of the violence it has to be said has been taking place at the weekends and this week we've really seen the protesters with their flash mob tactics etc really focusing on the working week really hitting hong kong where it hurts in its economic activity obviously a lot of the hong kong life is underpinned by business and we have seen the transport networks being run affected here with their actions being taken throughout the week also earlier today we had all of these so-called lawful
gatherings being organized on social media bringing the central business district to a standstill and we are now seeing that played out in the end the figures we were expecting that that that technically hong kong would be in a recession having 2 crosses showing a recession but that has been borne out with really quite a marked drop or sometimes 2.9 percent the economy contract in the 3rd quarter compared with a year ago you do see that in the streets you see closed restaurants people aren't going out as much people they are buying as much as they used to in the stores so the consumer sector is affected people aren't coming here to spend money like they they used to it has to be said that some of those sectors such as tourism hotels are the kinds of areas that would recover very quickly if all of this was resolved but if all this was a result even tomorrow and we don't know that these i'm going to take place there is still the long term damage that will have taken place to hong kong's reputation
as a safe city to come and live and do business with people deciding not to come here maybe setting up business in other asian cities. remain when china itself will show i don't want to you know that that's planned for this weekend what are the expectations. well this is quite interesting we are here friday evening it's the end of the working week here and normally obviously we're starting to look ahead to what's going to happen at the weekend this is something of a rarity so it's worth just getting a look here this is a legal protest so many of these gatherings are unlawful they are organized at the last minute on social media it is very difficult now to get permission from the police to hold a gathering because they descend into violence. and such a common basis sadly that is what we were likely to see again this weekend we know that there have been continuing standoffs on the campuses of colleges throughout hong kong with students building more permanent barriers and defenses stockpiling
more volatile cocktails petrol petrol bombs and so the concern is that once again although protests are banned here that protesters will come out and we don't know what has been the result in previous weekend so hong kong braces for yet more turmoil on this friday evening which are all right rob mcbride with the latest from hong kong rob thank you thousands of south african airways staff have gone on strike calling for an increase in wages also protesting job cuts that are part of the airline's restructuring plan and south african airways has announced it will reduce its workforce by almost 5th and u.s. flights have been canceled for friday and saturday meaning miller is live from johannesburg. and can see the striking workers behind their affected passengers are affected as well from media. well a few 100 of those workers have gathered here not from from our tom boy international airport the protesters happening here stranded passengers awaiting at
the airport to see if their flights can be rescheduled and if they can continue with their plans but this is exactly the aim that the protesters here what of in that they want to bring in at the airline to a standstill they're protesting the potential job cuts possibly 900 people could lose their jobs at the national carrier now what is also angered fueled the ngo by people here is that this could have been avoided they say because south african airways is in complete disarray for example it hasn't given 2 years' worth of financial statements submitted those statements to parliament these financials are at this complete confusion the organization is been accused of looting corruption and mismanagement and this goes back to former president jacob zuma where it's alleged that people were appointed to high ranking positions within the s.a.a.
which has contributed to the complete disarray of south africa's national carrier people here are angry they're upset that they could potentially lose their jobs but they also say they want there to months myth they say that they want an increase of at least 8 percent the airline is offering about $5.00 so no agreement speed relations or people here are prepared to protest and continue the strike as as long as they say it's necessary ok for me to miller with the waiters from johannesburg thank you. trials of a new impala back saying have begun a democratic republic of congo at least 3000 people have been infected during this outbreak and many patients who need treatment often find the health center is terrifying reports of north kivu province ebola survivors are helping provide a human touch. it was in monkey where the outbreak started last year and this relatives of patients are anxious here waiting for news of their loved ones at this treatment center they're away from where the seeker being treated but even here
they're not allowed to sit close to or touch each other and they're also being monitored for symptoms of we're separated by this because the status of the relatives on the other side is not clear that is evelyn she's come to see how to we called nephew it has just been confirmed he has a very evelyn. it must be hard not to be able to hold your nephew i ask. i'm just happy he's getting help but yes it is hard to see him and not be able to touch i can only look at him through a glass but i'm hoping so you know i'll be able to take him home. walking into an airborne the treatment center can feel frightening and for those waiting for test results while in isolation even wass the only human contact is a health worker in a decontamination suit we were not allowed into treatment areas such as this where this men and women are recovering when there are deaths in the community people get
afraid some people get abandoned or even killed that's why we have to put in place a message that works in terms of educating the people. but up to 1000 people have now been cured and this has brought hope to others. is believed to be immune to the disease and along with other survivors takes care of the sick the 6 month old baby's mother died after giving bath and is looking after her. a question next to the center pardons of all the children here are also a to see what you do. when i was cured i went harm and my family welcome to me but the neighbors were very afraid they could not even come close to me i chose this job to comfort those suffering. is a disease that has killed at least 2000 people including 600 children but health status is to get here i have a good chance of staying alive catherine 0 is democratic republic of congo.
2 students have been killed and several wounded after one of their classmates opened fire at a high school and the u.s. state of california police say the 16 year old suspect is now in the hospital after shooting himself it happened in the city of santa clarita the sheriff's office believes the gunman acted alone but they say they're actively investigating all leads supporters of an inmate on death row in the u.s. are calling for his release after new evidence emerged that could prove his innocence rodney reed is due to be executed next week in texas for the murder of a woman 23 years ago but his lawyer say new testimony employed hates the woman's fiance. and investigation into the 2014 downing of a mall malaysia airlines flight m.h. 17 s found evidence that strong which connects russia to ukrainian separatist fighters in the east the rebels were blamed for shooting down the plane using a russian made missile investigators released phone call recordings that they say
are between a separatist fighters and top russian officials in the weeks leading up to that attack and reports. for the families of those killed on flight m h 17 there are still many unanswered questions why did their loved ones became victims of a conflict fought far below their flight path in eastern ukraine piece by piece the joint investigation team led by the netherlands has reconstructed the crash and events leading up to it in june they proved that the armed group and the don't yet people's republic dipiazza was in contact with russian government officials about military support but new recording show russian influence on the d.p. r. went further than just support they show contact was almost daily in one call from july 1st 201416 days before the crash a d.p.i. member tells a local commander that men are coming with a mandate from sergei show who russia's a defense minister. romano obsessed with dr who lives of struggle we. are coming.
to join europe you know on our journeys to go people or just for them which are. you seriously going to work on you know with your good luck with. luck reaching. if confirmed the tapes would provide additional evidence that the kremlin had direct control over the separatist leadership and manage the transfer of a book anti aircraft system which detonated above the passenger jet and brought it down but russia denies any involvement in the crash and is questioning the recordings. what are the conclusions based on the publication of evidence some of which immediately turned out to be fake and some of which doesn't check out we've been through this already what names of put in minister of defense and other high ranking russian officials publicly mentioned in relation with the downing of age 17 investigation has reached
a new level while in june 3 low ranking russians and one ukrainian were named suspects the investigators are now building a case all the way up to the kremlin an important step for the relatives of victims who died here in ukraine 5 years ago in this search for justice step fasten al-jazeera. ukraine. thousands of people are expected to turn out after friday prayers for more anti-government protests and iraq but in baghdad many tucked up drivers who have been volunteering their services say they're facing attacks. to several of them in the city's tahrir square. the tech tech drivers of tahrir square have attained a kind of hero status turning their motorized rickshaws into ambulances on 3 wheels they've also been transporting food and medical supplies to protesters who are free now they say this work is putting them at risk. is that i was told there
were injuries to took took so i don't really arrived there the 80 right police targeted us burned my took took a rest me. and you're seeing the wounds on his legs karrar ali stood in front of his burned out talk talk this week to show the results of what he says are targeted attacks against drivers to show the young men here are more important than the took took i don't care about it i sacrificed it for the people hyder abdul hussein says 4 men asked for a ride and then tried to kill him when he wouldn't hand over his vehicle he lost his talk took the source of an income that supports his family but that's the least of his concerns. as the doctors told me if i don't have medicine they were moved on i don't have money for medicine way can i get it. despite the attacks talk to still race through the square honking for protesters to get out of the way drivers refuse to accept money ighly heidi says someone threw
a ball atop cocktail on top of the tuc tuckey rents he and other protesters managed to put out the fire before it was destroyed. that i'm worried about the took took more than myself because i don't own it when it was damaged i cried it's not mine. though they have to be pushed to admit it the tuc took drivers of. we're square has been losing money now even knowing they're being targeted those who still have a functioning talk to tell us as long as there are protesters who need them they'll continue to drive the talks are going a 0 back to. their national criminal court has agreed to investigate crimes against her henschel muslims and me and maher more than 700000 rohingya fled to neighboring bangladesh in 2017 the i.c.c. there says there is reason to believe me and morris military committed widespread acts of violence amounting to possible crimes against humanity. the flooded italian city of venice is facing another exceptionally high tide after the government
declared a state of emergency italy's prime minister decepticon today says relief is on the way he's promised about $5000.00 each to residents all business owners will get around $20000.00 each the venice lagoon tide peaked on tuesday at the highest recorded level and 53 years more than 85 percent of its historic sites are under water. in your headlines right now on al-jazeera hong kong has confirmed its economy plunged into its 1st recession in a decade it's been blamed on the increasingly violent anti-government protests and the escalating us china trade war students in hong kong have blocked parts of the city for a 5th day in a row are calling on the government to commit to holding the local elections on november 24th demonstrators are gathering for a rally in the city's business district on kong's experiencing one of its most violent weeks since the protests began and june. this week is ending with another
unprecedented rally bringing the center of homegrown to a standstill just as the recruit begin wave of course this week we have seen a change it seems the tactics with the protesters having these flash mob front type of demonstrations targeting transport links some major highways and so on and today friday again they have brought in various areas of home called island to a standstill there been israeli air strikes in gaza and rocket fire towards israel less than 24 hours after a cease fire was agreed to israeli forces and islamic fighters exchanged across border fire the violence began on tuesday after the israeli army assassinated a senior leader of the islamic jihad in gaza 34 palestinians have sense been killed . turkey has deported 7 german citizens it says have links to eisele ankara's
repatriating for foreign eisel fighters it's captured in syria u.k. police have arrested a man after turkey said it deported to british eisel suspect the u.k.'s mortally threatening to hit egypt with sanctions over its plan to buy russian warplanes cairo has a $2000000000.00 deal with moscow to buy more than 20 issue $35.00 fighter jets and a letter seen by the wall street journal the u.s. secretaries of state and defense warned egypt it's risking sanctions and urged it to cancel the deal and the u.s. is our south korea to pay more for the presence of american soldiers in the country after pressure from president onil trop washington says it wants a $5000000000.00 to help pay for american troops their demand is straining straining a decades old alliance. so the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera one o one east is that next.
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