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the volcano erupts in new zealand killing at least 5 people rescuers say more than 20 are missing. and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up india's parliament debates a citizenship bill that many say discriminates against muslims rights group says sudan's rapid support forces are a threat to its emerging democracy plus. i'm robin 1st to walk in where power is the river system here in danger of going past.
of all k. now off the coast of new zealand erupted while a group of tourists was visiting its crater at least 5 people have been killed on white tile and many more are still missing al-jazeera mohammad as the latest. thick smoke and ash rises thousands of meters into the air as the white island volcano also known by its indigenous madi name as for caare erupts 50 kilometers off the coast of new zealand releasing toxic fumes of sulfur and chlorine dozens of tourists were on the island some seen walking on the crates of floor moments before the eruption police said more than 20 people managed to get off the island some in boats others including some of the injured by helicopter volcanic ash is now hampering rescue attempts to get to the island so unfortunately i can confirm there are 5 people now deceased from the eruption. a number of other
people have been taken to the hospital immoveable hospital. a number of people have burns as are as a result of the eruption new zealand's prime minister has called for calm and i know there will be a huge amount of consume and anxiety for those who have loved ones on or around the island at the time and i can assure them police are doing everything they can why thailand is located in the bay of plenty and has been active for at least 150000 years its new zealand's largest and most unpredictable volcano erupting every couple of years releasing gas clouds steam and rocks the alert level was raised last month warning the volcano may experience a period of activity more than normal and it's not a particularly big eruption is is sieved it was kind of. almost
like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't of made it to new zealand what mike it mainly in new zealand on the scheme of things for volcanic eruptions it's not large but if you're close to it is of this not good emergency services say it's too early to confirm the number of injuries or deaths but there are fears of more fatalities here mohammed al jazeera. raman is a journalist in new zealand joins us now from phuket thailand a one of the closest towns to the volcano what's the situation with the missing people. well it is eerily quiet here tonight at the tree as though and just hours ago this was a nonstop action with helicopters ferrying the patients to and fro to get them to these hospitals to deal with these critical injuries as quickly as possible but the
sign here of it being so quiet is a sign of just how serious the situation has become there were 50 people on the white island at the time of the eruption 23 have been taken off 5 have been confirmed did and the remained a still unaccounted for and the worst part of this evening the most frustrating part of it for fish oils is that it is simply too dangerous for the risk you helicopters to get on the island at the moment and help and tried desperately to collect and pick up any survivors that are still via overnight that ash just simply too thick for them to get there is a no fly zone so tonight it is a very sleepless one not just for the loved ones on shore who are waiting desperately to hear the friends and family a safe but also for these emergency teams who are desperate to get on the air and start with so it's too dangerous for helicopters does that mean that there's
absolutely no rescue effort underway at all at this point. unfortunately that is the case so originally the helicopters were managed to get close to the shore the boats. the paramedics to the island but they've now had to leave because of the ash there is a no fly zone for about 26 nautical miles around the island there's a 5 kilometer radius exclusion zone no one is around no one is allowed to break that zone until they are given the all clear from more thorough days which no one is happy about something because it's so heartbreaking to know that there are people still on that island and not accounted for but simply they're not willing to risk any more lives at this stage so how long is this supposed to last listen i mean the ban on any deployment of rescuers going there now is there anyone else on
the island who is able to you know to extend any assistance. no this island is not heaven it's purely people visit it just for the experience of being on an active volcano is usually set so the level one risk and there are daily toas going the tourists international tourists but also local visitors coming and going out to see this incredible volcano that we have literally. ferry ride away from so it's a very popular destination but what we understand is that the only people that are on me at the moment are those who were part of one of the toa groups that lived earlier today going on a trip of a lifetime and have not managed to get off there are movements the service is standing by waiting for the ash to clear the level has dropped a little 3 which is positive it was sitting at a level 4 which means that we was the chance of an imminent eruption they're now
saying that it's possibly syphon in terms of and that the chances of another rock eruption there's even a but because of that thick cloud and the house concerns that come with that they're not risking any more lives by getting on the a to not hopefully it's just starting to rain here in new zealand that will help to settle some of this action hopefully that could speed up the process the information is still very much coming to him and that's how the process will speed up thanks so much to set remember. then this parliament has begun debating a controversial citizenship bill the proposed law is geared towards granting citizenship to those fleeing religious persecution but it excludes muslims some say it's the governing hindu nationalist parties latest attempt at sidelining muslims in india the bill is another setback for muslims of assam state in the east many of them were recently declared staying close by a new census aimed at identifying those who migrated from neighboring bangladesh
unsure of ora has more. monic john is relieved to be back home but remains haunted by the 4 reaction 4 months she spent in edge attention center of foreigners tribunals which has the job of identifying illegal migrants sent her there he said but monica insists she is an indian citizen and produces several documents to prove it she says she was born in india and her father and grandfather to live with him and it looks i distinctly remember those days in the detention camp how can i ever forget it was like i was inside a grave that's a space i had just that much. her neighbor are sure that b.b. says her husband died when she was in the detention center who breaks down as she recalls not being allowed to attend his funeral. involves other people convicted of serious crimes are eligible for parole people
sent to these detention centers are not i'm going to live a longer me they are. spent 3 years in a detention center because he says his name had been respected in a government document i don't want to do is hardly going to bring paul hill just a tiny gap between the beds so when we carried a bucket of water to go to the toilet and spilled even a drop of the convicts would beat us. the foreigners is tribunals have declared over 100000 people as illegal foreigners and sent to nearly a 1000 to languish in detention centers until they are deported but activists say no country can be expected to accept them because a large majority if not all are indian citizens of. nearly 2000000 people in assam are missing from a recently released list of indian citizens their fate will be decided by the tribunals judgements which are often criticised nearly everyone in these villages
now has a well kept by all of documents to prove that they in fact are indian citizens but many here accuse the foreigners tribunals the 1st authority to determine their status of ordering wrongful detentions india's government is preparing to pass a citizenship amendment bill which would grant citizenship to hindu migrants but not muslims activists say the government intends to target the minority community they want to go toward india no man's land everywhere we go. we are innocent and we are trying to become. transformed from these folk or for this to be a hard lesson well they haven't yet. one of the advantage john and i are terrified as are many other muslims they think that by playing all these who are hindu they be saved by the hindu majority indian government muslims want to be systematically made to state less or harsh mander is the director for the center for
equity studies joins us now on skype from new delhi in india good to have you with us so do you think this bill is about helping minorities in other countries or really about the scrimmage rating against the muslim minority in india it's quite transparently dugit in the muslim minorities in india and in fact it is probably the the move. to the idea of india as imagine doing nothing in struggle or gazed in the constitution of india but the central idea of india was this is the country that we belong. to me. it is a. even though but just on the spot out of india as a means to nation. he in fact date in defense of this idea that india would instantly joyous to live in india or would be equal citizens in it to
be. the present government is part of the whole i don't tickle gene that was opposed to this idea from the very start and they never accepted this secular constitution and this law this no i mean this bill which is the incident bottom in 2 d. if you just asked i do believe that it marks the end of the secular democratic of india because you don't mean that we are doing this in order to persecute in minorities in an evil neighborhood what about the new india in in mind what about the lydia's in pakistan what about the hussein in china. who wouldn't dream of not be accepted or not be given citizenship and the difference between them and instance it is their duty just they didn't and that is not the basis in the india was ever imagined and it must be abused. as
a strong and is firmly. but if the indian who believes that this should be a humane and into civil war you mentioned the constitution critics say this draft at least as conflict with the constitution do you think this is going to go to the courts if it passes policy. of course you do go to the courts courts little the many people who take it to the courts because. as i said the right to what degree that i get in deals nondiscrimination the beasts of the indigenous all of this is that you see the conundrum in which the. the hindu nationalist party finds it says bloody things. is that after this 15th truces. of the national register citizens the 2000000 people nearly 2000000 people who. are large majority of them actually are into it into the
into being good news and if the lift it goes against that what it takes of the present regime so what they are going to see is that. as usual that the old persecuted minorities from. the schemes thing is that duty is to be one of them have been studiously arguing quite the opposite that we are indian citizens in m.t.v. no you're telling them you're going to tear them that in order to become an indian citizen or not have to see that no i was a bank. and i was but if you did and that is why i am here it is what they have been saying is that the game here in this was one country where the children and the grandchildren of people who gain here legally they are not illegal immigrants beyond indians if you. or i thank you so much for your analysis on that harshman. syrian activists a moment 100000 people have left rebel held it live province in the last 24 hours
syrian and russian government as strikes have been tense a fide despite a cease fire announced by moscow in august at least 10 civilians were killed on sunday. sudan's powerful rapid support forces have been accused of stealing a large part of the nation's gold wealth the rights group global witness says the paramilitary group and its leader mohamed hand than dagger low may be a growing threat to sudan's fragile peace dagga low is also known as head he said to be linked to 3 companies at the heart of r.s.s. funding one is a good made a gold trading company in 2017 the rapid support forces seize control of a dollar for gold mine global witness says 2 other companies controlled by him made his family or used to funnel money to and from the paramilitary group the report also says the water 1000 vehicles from dealers in the united arab emirates and the
rights group says the group has an account under its own name in a subsidiary of an emirates a bank the rapid support force is supposed to be controlled by sudan's military but according to global witness its funding is almost totally independent syria morgan reports from khartoum the global witness report adds to existing concerns about the r.s.s. leader. for starters protesters who have been leading sudan's revolution since last year have been saying that they are also concerned about the role that the deputy head of the sovereign council he made to who is the head of the irish have is playing to a transitional period there saying that they're concerned he's trying to whitewash his image with global witness is thing that they're concerned about the economy about his source of income and that he's using natural resources from the country to fund his militias which according to the head of the sovereign council. who is the commander in chief says that the ourself and the sudanese military are one and
that they have the same budget but that report says that no what is happening is that the aristide has its own source of income from gold mines in the western region of darfur as well as the southern region of south kordofan so there are concerns that with the rapid support force his forces that have fought rebel groups in darfur and that have been accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity and atrocities that this transitional period would be very shaky if things don't go the way their commander him if he wanted to go the number of sudanese troops fighting in yemen has dropped by more than $10000.00 sudan's prime minister says $15000.00 soldiers were initially part of the saudi a morality coalition battling hoofy rebels but that number is now down to $5000.00 as a political solution is the only way to end the 4 year conflict. still ahead on al-jazeera can the gulf crisis be resolved leaders from the region need for a crucial summit. very
changeable spell of weather across europe at the moment lots of clouds streaming in from the last 16 sharri rain coming in now across the british isles down across france and the low countries tautly packed i suppose indicates some very blustery conditions quite a few showers rolling in that the main right bad is actually further sassing see this cold front there just rolling across jamey doubts walls the alps and that will bring some snows it tucks in i mean the next couple of days from monday i to myself is that the london and paris with those blustery shallows a cool wind it will feel significantly colder than that is that for vienna as well to see the snow over the high ground all the parts of italy of its wars the balkans turning increasingly unsettled over the next dad say to some wet weather to just
around that eastern side of the med it will get wet still as we go on through choose day say southeastern corner of europe on the other side of the age at say well can scrape some very heavy downpours could see some localized flooding here for a time behind well warm wet weather coming back in across the northwest there for the british isles into northern areas to france but moller 11 degrees celsius in london not too bad across the iberian peninsula well she found a dry course know the pos of africa but tanya increased the wet towels and made. this decision to make the heroes of europe asia africa the middle east oceania. to a stage made to. make connections. the state of the becoming . short. to.
this feel like. you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now a volcano has erupted in new zealand killing at least 5 people up to 50 people including tourists from white tile and at the time more than 20 are still missing india's parliament is debating a controversial bill the proposed law aims to grant citizenship to those fleeing religious persecution in other nations but excludes muslims. powerful rapid support
forces have been accused of stealing a large part of the country's gold wealth global witness says the paramilitary group took over mines and funneled money through banks in the u.a.e. . gulf leaders are meeting in saudi arabia for the 40th session of the gulf cooperation council the 6 nation regional bloc has struggled to unite since 2017 when saudi arabia the u.a.e. in egypt imposed the blockade on qatar. reports on whether this summit might offer a new beginning. for the 1st time in years there are signs that a diplomatic dispute that has paralyzed the gulf region may be easing that's according to statements made by a qatari foreign minister share. any during a conference in rome on friday we have moved from a stalemate to some progress where there are some talks. that took place between us and. specifically and saudi and we hope
this these talks will need. to our progress where we can see an end. to 4 of the 4 of the crisis. this is the last time gulf leaders put on a show of unity that was in riyadh in may 2017 a few weeks later saudi arabia u.a.e. behala and egypt cut diplomatic ties with qatar accusing it of funding extremism and building closer ties with iran qatar has repeatedly denied the charges and rejected a list of 13 demands by the blockade in countries which include closing a turkish military base downgrading ties with iran and shutting down the aisle to 0 media network. the u.s. has called on its gulf allies to and their feud fearing the rift might undermine its 1st to contain what it sees as iran's growing influence in the region the signs
are they are but at the same time despite these 2 are momentous steps that have been taken over the past weeks we know. to know why diplomatic initiatives have so far over the past 2 and a half years taken place with our robust u.s. diplomatic pressure in the background there have been signs of possible deescalation in recent weeks saudi arabia the u.a.e. and bahrain took part in a golf football tournament held in doha reversing an earlier decision to boycott the band many of now waiting to see if the same effort and corporation will be in place too and the crisis that began in june 2017. 0. for political crisis in lebanon shows no sign of ending after a main contender for prime minister withdrew from the race so says lebanon's top sunni religious the authority backs the reappointment of former prime minister saad
hariri he resigned in october after weeks of anti-government protests politicians were scheduled to meet on monday to pick a new prime minister but the president has spoken the meeting to next week people are angry over corruption and sectarianism. so holder has more from beirut. political parties are locked in a power struggle binding parliamentary consultations were supposed to have taken place on monday where the different parliamentary blocs meet the president and name their prime minister of choice and the majority will be named or appointed the next prime minister of the country and there seems to be no consensus a name emerged a few days ago samara a businessman who has political who has links with the political class but he did not get the support of these sunni religious establishment. the post of prime ministers reserved for a son a muslim in the country like lebanon where there is a sectarian power sharing agreement power is shared among the different sects so
this is a post that is reserved for the sunni community and it's not only that the head of the majority sunni bloc in parliament caretaker prime minister saddam had t.v. he was giving mixed messages on whether or not he will support the team so this parliamentary consultations could not go ahead because if the other side pushes ahead with forming a government the sunni community will feel marginalized so now the caretaker prime minister saddle hetty has been given the backing from the religious authority but the other side is not agreeing to his conditions and his conditions is i will return to office if i can form a government of independence people free from political affiliation that really has been demanded of the protesters who have been on the streets for almost 2 months now but they do not even one side of how easy to return they believe that he is part of the political class but their voices really are no longer being heard. the
bosnian government's agreed to shut down an outdoor refugee camp deemed inhumane by the european union and rights groups police have already started moving some of the 800 people living in the camp to indoor facilities but many are refusing to resettle and say they plan to cross into neighboring croatia. georgia is planning dozens of new hydroelectric power stations to boost the country's energy capacity but affected communities are fighting back fearing the projects will damage the environment as robin for us to walk. villages in eastern stage a sit in against plans to build a new hydroelectric power station on the potter river and it will become nothing but we have water and they want to take it away this woman says the company building the project says the village will get its share of water. but local lawyer tells me climate change is already affecting supply i am not going to head out. the
night sure we have now want to exist anymore over the past some of the water level was low and without enough moisture trees on the left bank started to dry out this is not my opinion there are studies on this issue. other affected communities are also taking action in april residents from nearby pankisi battled with police over another plant more than 50 people were injured. and on the other side of the country instability campaigners oppose several large projects one of which would force more than 2000 people to move. higher power has less of a carbon footprint than fossil fueled power stations but studies show that even small hydro power plants disrupt the flow of rivers and damage ecosystems reservoir hydro power can have an even greater impact several new ones are under construction this is the reservoir and hydro electric power station it's one of the biggest in
the country it was built in the 19 eighties and it's one of a number of soviet era plants that explain why today more than 80 percent of this country's electricity is generated by hydro power now the government wants many more new plants both big and small to meet growing energy demands. the government has been criticized for the lacking a robust energy strategy to justify all that construction i asked the economy minister if $119.00 projects which who made the figures that we are talking about a mainly consist of the small falling merchant hydro power plants were almost there all environmental impact i was sure when you say that almost 0 environmentally any plant which is bigger than it's acquires to be studied very carefully and environmental and social impact assessment should be green campaigners say that
didn't happen for this $187.00 megawatt plant heavy water from 3 rivers was diverted one study found its construction destroyed $93.00 hectors of natural habitat and damaged local fish populations. the plant has been suspended tunnels which were built to divert water collapsed after it began operating in 2017 we are also experiencing the problems in the because even small hydro power plants despite the legislation are requirements to do the proper assessments before starting constructions on one hand companies way letting them on another hand governmental decision makers are causing and just granting these permissions to the project the company which operates the plant was not available for comment but government and investors say that is an exception and that the impacts of i drove the price.
directly because communities like you still need convincing robin for a steelworker al-jazeera in the republican future. and let's recap some of the headlines here now just here and now of ok now has erupted in new zealand killing at least 5 people up to 50 people including tourists were on white island during the eruption or than 20 are still missing due to the current risk. services able to access the oil and what i mean by that we have taken advice from joan it and they have assisted us was making a risk assessment that we are an unstable. india's parliament is debating a controversial citizenship bill the proposed lauri's aimed at granting citizenship
to those fleeing religious persecution of broad but it excludes muslims and is at a protest in new delhi. brought to 7 organize in several parts of the northeast of india and also in the national capital these people are protesting against him in government citizenship amendment and they call it discriminatory they did government says it's only trying to protect religiously persecuted minorities who have come to india apparently it's like i'm gonna start pakistan and bangladesh from the political analysts mashonaland i don't it's intentions they are asking and that indeed is the government's intention then why not also my complaint years but if you can only say that the indian government now on is going to be deciding who is and is not an indian on the basis of religion and that goes against the barry idea of india. sudan's powerful paramilitary rapid support forces has been accused of stealing a large part of the country's gold wealth global witness has obtained documents
implicating v r s f and its leader $101.00 down dagger low it says the group funneled money through banks in the u.a.e. without civilian or military oversight they are a serf was previously used of leading a crackdown on protesters in april syrian activists say more than 18000 people have left rebel held province in the last 24 hours syrian and russian government airstrikes have intensified this by the cease fire announced by moscow in august at least 10 civilians were killed on sunday province's the last remaining rebel controlled enclave in syria. it's witness next so stay with us here on al-jazeera. on counting the cost $48.00 trillion dollars to save the planet can carbon trading bring big polluters to heel silicon valley and the algorithms that discriminate against women and people of color plus putin shown by the west completes his pivot to the east counting the cost on al-jazeera.
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