sydney, the world refugee crisis. be. >> two palestinians have been shot west of jerusalem. it is the latest in a senior sef attacks. four israelis were taken to hospital after a palestinian driver rammed into them in the occupied west bank. it's secretary of state john kerry is set to meet benjamin netanyahu. barnaby phillips is live, what if anything can these talks
achieve. >> it's difficult to be optimistic, adrian. john kerry will be liste listens much as talking. because after his meeting with netanyahu in berlin he will meet mahmoud abbas of the palestinians on saturday. hoping he can take some kind of reassurance and present it to present it to mahmoud abbas. so the americans are telling us that they are seeking greater clarity on where the israelis stand on this very emotive issue of holy sites. what jews call the temple mount, the al-aqsa mosque compound. benjamin netanyahu in remarks last night said, there are absolutely no plans ton israeli
side to change the status of the al-aqsa compound. will he get that reassurance to john kerry, what will john kerry take to mahmoud abbas. whatever is achieved here, we won't know how tangible it will be for a few days. once this round of shuttle diplomacy comes to its conclusion. yesterday you and i were discussindiscussing are germanys response, now americans have weighed in to round 2. >> yes, that's right, they have also implicitly criticize the israeli prime minister, the history does not back up what he says, when he said the grand
mufti of jerusalem back in 1941 gave hitler the idea of the final solution, that hitler had not been thinking along the terms of ex term nateing european jews na jews until tha. of course, since that time he has clarified his comments, saying but it was such an emettive issue and for all the parties concerned. for germans because they were the perpetrators of the holocaust, are for jewish people around the world because they were its victims but also for palestinians because they people very strongly that their history is being distorted at this sensitive time in such a way to weaken their already precarious position ton ground. >> barnaby many thanks indeed.
the russian foreign minister says its planes have struck numerous targets in syria. bombing the strategic town for past two weeks. several rebel groups pretty under the free syrian army umbrella, supported by some western and gulf states. more than 570 children have been killed in the conflict in yemen, other 800 have been severaseverely wounded. osama ben javad reports. >> he says he can still smell very chalky scent in the colorful clothes. >> he used to play here, jump on
the bookshelf, have enjoyable moments with his brother. can't believe he's dead. >> blame houthi rebels who were fighting to control the city of ta'izz. thousands of other children in war torn yemen. don't bury me says in tears. medics assured him he would be okay. but he died. can't believe he's gone. >> we were all playing here, and some of us returned home moments before the shelf fell on them. we were all scared. my uncle was hit by shrapnel. may god save him and may god punish the perpetrators. >> another child becomes victim in a war held by adults.
>> another 573 children have been killed and another 846 has been severely wounded. consequence of conflict where everyone is in this war, responsible for death of children in air strikes and shelling of snipers. >> it's been more violence in ta'izz, more fighting between government royalists and houthi fighters and more air strikes. more than a dozen were killed in these residential air strikes. another family to bury their child and millions of vulnerable children in yemen face the risk, unless adults can find a way to stop the fighting. osama ben javad, al jazeera. a fire has are destroyed
part of a refugee camp in slovenia. paul brennan reports. >> reporter: the flames spread quickly, with tents pitched so closely together, fire spread from one tent to the next. much needed emergency accommodation is now ruined. the cause of the blaze isn't yet known. have bubut further back, the res have been lighting small bonfires ostay warm. clear skies are better than soaking rain but the nights are significantly colder. >> we are very worried for the capacity really that the people are slowing going, and bottleneck will be problematic. but long waiting time and weather condition, if the weather is still good we can
still try odo our bes to do ourt providing blankets and some food and water. but if the weather gets worse the situation will be more and more problematic. >> desperation and exhaustion, timing develop into scuffles between rfertion. refugees. in slovenia, the parliament has voted to deploy military on the border. the role has been rather limited, they're helping to hand out food to the refugees. the larger contribution to this refugee crisis in slovenia is still be worked out.
>> translator: ththe soldiers' role right now is to assist the police. >> an extraordinary summit of countries will convene on sunday about the extraordinary polite of the refugees will certainly occupy the time. paul brennan, al jazeera. families were given two hours to say their good-byes. let's go to seoul, al jazeera am harry fawcett is there. harry, those heartbreak shots of families meeting for first time,
at least those meetings were able to go ahead. >> reporter: bittersweet bargain they were entered into. separated since the korean war in 1953, all those decades desperate to see those from whom they were separated. but understanding that its would only last a few hours. they had some meetings in private as well and now thursday has come and the realization has hit that this is all over, as can you see on your screenasyou, these terrible decency on the buses with people waving and reaching out to each other. some were telling each other don't worry we will meet again. others saying.
we'll meet when our country's reunited. this is the realization that perhaps this is the last time they will see each other and it's been so fleeting. >> the meeting going ahead, i understand the south koreans traveled north to meet their relatives. what distance was this? >> came after a sincere bout of tension, resolved in a deal at the end of august, which mandated this first step, of proper family reunions event, the first since february 2014. and both sides invested in keeping up, also talked about the joy that it had brought and
a commitment to opening a new chapter into korean relations. the south koreans saying they are open to all sorts of dialogue. however they're also saying there hasn't been any progress yet in the government-level talks that were also mandated in august. never know what will happen next in this hot and cload relationship between north and soutcoldrelationship between nod south. that these reunions can be more regularized, certainly there is an argument and olot of commentary to ensure that more people can have this experience. there harry fawcett, live in seoul. much more to come on al jazeera. a high stakes appearance on capitol hill.
>> governments secretly paying ransoms. >> we were told never to disclose that they actually paid. >> are they saving lives or putting more at risk? >> hello again. the top stories here on al jazeera. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is due to meet benjamin netanyahu in berlin. they're due to discuss the violence that's killed 26 palestinians and 9 israelis since the beginnin last ten day.
fighting intensified in march. reunions for separated north and south korean families have ended with emotional fare wells. mounting in the north. relatives separated over 60 years ago were allowed to meet. >> the u.s., britain, germany and france want to punish iran, u.s. condemned a test but said it is separate from a nuclear deal which was brokered earlier this year. are kristin saloomey reports. kristin saloomey reports.
>> they have referred this to the sanctions committee for possible action. any action would have to be supported by other members of the security council as well, including china and russia. iran says this was a precision guided missile, for deterrent purposes only. the united states isn't going so far as to say that iran is violating the nuclear deal that was reached over the summer. when that deal goes into full effect the resolution prohibiting the missile launches is actually set to expire. that hasn't happened yet. the united states and its partners seem the send a warning to iran that they are watching. >> u.s. vice president joe biden says he has planned not to run for president in the 2016 campaign. he says he's run out of time. that boost the hillary clinton's hopes of achieving the
nomination. serving as secretary of state when four americans died on an incident on benghazi. kimberly halkett reports. >> reporter: the attack on the embassy of the u.s. in benghazi, three years later, why it happened is in dispute. widely blamed on a u.s. video. >> what difference is it that it happeneit. >> callings back to capitol hill former secretary of state
hillary clinton who was in charge at the time. since 2012 there have been multiple hearings and reports. but few new details about the attack. instead what the republican led committee did uncover is that during her time as secretary of state, clinton had been using a private server for government e-mail for potentially classified information. >> there is an investigation into her e-mails, whether she is brought to justice on this remains to be seen but the fact is she brought this on herself not the republicans and not congress. >> number 2 leader in the house of representatives kevin mccarthy, democrats charge the e-mail investigation has little to do with the bengdz benghazi campaign. and accusing the republicans of little more than a smear campaign. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable right but
we put together a benghazi special commission. what are her numbers of today? >> this is only a campaign to derail the campaign of hillary clinton. ladies and gentlemen that is a problem. >> the victims' families simply want an explanation for what happened the night their relatives died. kimberly halkett, al jazeera, washington. students in cape town, south africa, have demanded tuition fee hikes be reversed. >> students protest against pay hikes saying they cannot make them. days of protests began at johannesburg's university when
the administration announced 20% pray like. 20,000 students here already require financial aid. >> a vast majority are from the working class and those students cannot afford a like in fees. a strategic method used by the university to financially seclude poor students from the university. >> here, the students occupied the main senate house for almost 24 hours demanding the fee increases be scrapped. university vice chancellor, university boss he have now capped increases to 6%. >> we do have ways and means of discussing the matter. and i'm hopeful that through direct discussion and negotiations and compromises, common solutions with emanate
from. >> students have managed to shut down all major universities in the country. students at the university of pretoria, university management has dropped fees by $150. students say that's not good enough. one of them is law student who owes the university thousands of dollars for this year's fees alone. she's worried if cost go up next year she won't be able to afford. >> i was raised by a single mother, she passed away in 2014, now my main breadwinner is my grandmother who is a pensioner, that doesn't go very far in the way of paying for tertiary education. >> helped 1300 students this year, the protests have spread
to 1100 institutions across the country. thamida miller, al jazeera. >> president's bid to extend his 30 year stay in office, a referendum scheduled for sunday will decide whether to amend the constitution to raise the age limit and number of thearms a president can serveterms that a. tantantanzanians go to votes weekend.
croint has thcatherine soy has . >> not that different than those on the mainland. mohammed says he wants more economy and less political talk. >> we had many industries, sugar, leather, textile. we don't anymore. the industries need to be revived so we can get jobs and benefit in other ways too. >> political pressure is being made by both sides, more or less the same, to make people's lives better by reducing poverty and cursing unemployment but one thing dominated zanzibar's economy for years is automatically.
autonomy. >> not to beg the union but to negotiate the union so that zanzibar will have powers to decide on everything, which will not being union matter. and help to negotiate the number of union and nonunion matters. >> president ali mohammed shane is seeking reelection on a ruling party ticket. some of his opponents say the call for greater independence is a nonissue. >> we've shared sovereignty on many things. we have shared sovereignty when it comes to the military. we have shared sovereignty when it comes to union matters. and i seize nothing wrong with that. i enjoy the synergies that we see, coming out of this
cooperation. >> zanzibar's autonomy has always been divisive. the ruling party says the current structure works just fine but its opponents are telling the people here that the zanzibar republic should have more catherine soy, al jazeera, zanzibar. >> sculptures are on display in australia and france. he hopes the governments will act in more humane ways. andrew thomas reports in sydney. >> he's a plumber now in sydney but four years ago, he was a boat person. he fled afghanistan as a child coming by pakistan and indonesia to australia's christmas island aboard an overcrowded fishing
boat. >> i was very scared we were going to die here and people were going back to english, not going to australia, hard journey. >> reporter: he did make it but thousands on similar journeys have not. drowning between indonesia and australia. what inspired artist alex seaton. this titled someone else's problem, depicts a chaotic group of boat paddles it hints at suffering and death. >> i use a lot of marble, creating awareness to create a memorial in an ongoing tragedy has a certain power in that. >> this one someone died trying
to have a life like mine, life jackets. and something that looks like children's paper boats. but again, made out of marble. the response of the way australia's government was dealing with refugees. but the refugee crisis in europe. the journey is on display in paris. it was developed in response to the australian experience but seems familiar to any looking at the work. >> it can speak to the humanity of the heart of the refugee crisis and of the asylum-seeker issue. >> policy makers and those who influence them that the artist
most wants to engage. >> work has been done on the tallest religious building, designed by thon thont anthony t attracts millions of visitors every year. going to the right parties, et cetera, these can be fun, but they're not. they won't sustain you. it's like junk food or cocaine. >> he went from being a relative unknown to one of the most important electronic dance music pioneers. moby has made more than a dozen albums. the singer-songwriter has another set to come out in 2016. >> quite electronic, very song oriented. i have no idea if it's good.