tv Weekend News Al Jazeera November 21, 2015 11:00pm-12:01am EST
this is al jazeera america. here tonight's top stow stories. brussels on edge as the worldwide hunt for a key suspect in the paris attacks focuses on belgium's capital. the killings in france prompt proposed federal laws that could compact the tourism industry. a year ago a police officer shot a 12-year-old boy who was
playing with a toy gun. the family are looking for justice. plus a deeper look at a renewed focus on protests on college campuses across america. the terror alert is at its maximum level in brussels. soldiers and police spent saturday patrolling the city. belgium's p.m. warned that the city faces a series and imminent threat. the subways are expected to remain closed through sunday as much as the city has been brought to a standstill. map while, the u.s. department of state is telling americans living in brussels to stay home. paul brennan has the story from belgium. >> reporter: belgium soldiers
now patrol where once was the police. the city woke to a security level not seen for a decade. the p.m. is in contact with his intelligence chiefs through the early hours and called a special session of the cabinet to brief the ministers. he did not reveal the exact nature of the danger but urged the public to avoid crowded places. >> translation: the analysis of situation leads us to identify particular locations. we believe shopping malls, events, demonstrations and transport are the main targets. the whole of the brussels region has gone over to enhanced threat level four. >> reporter: all four of brusselss main undergrained metro lines have been shut. brussels is a city on edge. people here have become used to seeing police and even army on the streets for the past few days. the closure of the under ground
system ramps that up to a new level. it is the weekend here, so the disruption is less than it could have been, but the longer they're closed the bigger the potential for problems. on friday a third brussels man was charged with terrorism offences connected to the paris attacks. the security alert was raised after raiding this address connected to that suspect in the district of molenbeek. weapons were discovered in an apartment on the second floor. explosives were not found apparently. this eyewitness saw the search operation unfold. >> translation: it began around 6 p.m. and went on until midnight. dozens of police came from all directions. they shut off all the roads. i couldn't see much, but i saw them go in. they had a robot too in the corner café >> reporter: the main focus of the security information this is man, salah abdeslam. he escaped capture after the paris attacks and still on the
run. he is believed to be hiding somewhere in brussels. despite the tight security and rain, people are refusing to be afraid. >> i think that we have just learned to live with it and we can't stop living because of these security measures. >> they've blocked the metros, there must be a reason for it. we're a bit worried about everything going on. >> reporter: the security forces have been under intense pressure ever since the paris attacks. now the public too are seeing and feeling the effects. paul brennan the activist group anonymous says it has uncovered information about attacks to be admitted on sunday. regardless of any specific threat, we are already operating at a high level of security
based on recent events. we have no information to confirm reports of i.s.i.l. plans to launch attacks worldwide on sunday. turkish police have arrested three men believed to be tied to the paris attacks. among them a belgian who is suspected to have scouted out targets in paris. he was arrested at a hotel in southern turkey. authorities also arrested two syrians on a highway near the hotel. it is believed they were sent by i.s.i.l. to secure passage for the belgian into syria. adam rayney has more. >> reporter: more than a week after the attacks here in paris people are starting to take more stock of their feelings and their emotions surrounding these attacks. of course, there's still a lot of sadness, a lot of sad vigils like the one behind me where people are visiting across the city, but you're hearing people question authority more, people
saying they expect more from their government, as we found out. >> translation: united in grief and celebration, people continue to pay their respects at more than half a dozen vigils looking for community, support and solidarity. this sign says, we are united. just around the corner signs of a new reality, constant surveillance, relief for some, concern for those who prize freedom above all else. >> having in 1984 type of world which nobody wants, vulnerability is going to exist and everyone is going to be vulnerable. everyone can potentially be a victim. >> the state of emergency is a good thing, but we need liberties too. >> reporter: the mow examples
at these vigils, day after day you're starting to hear a wider range of opinions as people come out. up until now, there has been little criticism of the government. there's support for the hundreds of police raids and the bombing campaign in syria. some expect more from their leaders >> i want, you know, to see police be stronger and go where they know they are. now, people say enough, we really want the government and europe to act so our young children are not, you know, in their sights. >> reporter: anger that could be fuelled by political division in days to come. many at the vigils express support for the government. patriotic expressions are the norm, but it could be short-lived as the french start to question their leaders >> if we don't ask reasons
about why this happened, once again in france last week. this will come in a few days or in a few weeks. >> reporter: for now, the national anthem is sung on many a street corner. their pat ruchings otism is being tested on how they feel. >> reporter: an analyst said he and others haven't started taking scientific polls of people because emotions are raw and so that data might be skewed. they will start taking a service as to see what french people want and they may find that that support for the government still so strong now may wear thing if they think their civil liberties are compromised or worrying that the bombs actually make the french more at risk of attacks rather than safer at home tonight the paris
prosecutor's office says seven of the eight people detained in wednesday's raid have been released. they are undocumented squatters who were staying in the building. the france national anthem was center stage at soccer stadiums across france eight days after the attacks. all the premier league soccer matches like this one in paris went ahead as scheduled. the first was held in the city since the attacks. across europe today players and fans remembered those who died new details about the deadly attack on the hotel in mali. the gunmen struck just as the security teams were changing shifts catching them by surprise. the gunmen killed one guard and injured three others before making their get away further into the hotel.
al jazeera nicholas hawk reports. >> reporter: shaken and still in shock, survivors walk back into the hotel where they were taken hostage. they're here to pick up their belongings. inside the remains of the carnage. the smell of gun power hands in the air. this woman head in her room for hours praying that she wouldn't die. >> translation: i was in the room. i tried to hide under my bed. i was so scared i thought about jumping off the balcony >> reporter: 170 were held hostage before forces stormed the building shooting the attackers dead. at the local hospitals scores are still being treated for gun sthot wounds. forensic experts continue to identify the dead, many of them foreign workers. the president declared a ten day state of emergency and three days of national mourning.
>> translation: no city is safe, whether paris, bamako, moscow, we are all at risk. it's affecting all of us >> reporter: this is the worst attack bamako has experienced. yet 24 hours after this attack, it's almost as if bamako is back to normal. survivors are picking up their luggage at the hotel and going back home. meanwhile the investigation continues. security forces are after three suspect on the run. al-mourabitoun, a group of al, used twitter to claim responsibility for the act. the government didn't confirm this. eyewitnesses say the attackers spoke perfect english spatheing they may not be malian but from neighbouring countries. >> translation: i was hiding in my room and i felt reassured when i heard malian language. i knew it was then safe to come
out >> reporter: this attack is a se vary blow to a country that is desperately seeking foreign investors. they are unlikely to stay though the family of one of a nearly dozen americans in the hotel during the attack is asking for privacy tonight. a woman was killed. >> we are devastated by the loss of our wonderful daughter who was doing the work that she loves. we have no further comment at this time and ask you respect our privacy hillary clinton remembered her to say saying she represented the best of america's generous spirit. the mother served in the peace corp and worked in development. she was the ex-wife of a senior advisers when clinton was in the sin eight. some 4,000 soldiers are surrounding obama and the
leaders of 18 asian countries meeting right now in malaysia. it is the final day of the annual asian summit. scott heidler is there. how have the recent attacks in paris and mali affected the summit's agenda? >> reporter: it affected the summit almost at the get go, if you will. the welcoming speech by the host, p.m. of malaysia, he said first line of his speech, normally this is when i would address the economic achievements we've had but i need to deal with this shadow that has been cast over us all and then went into the details of how the nations of the world need to work together, to coordinate better to stop these kinds of attacks around the world. it was brought up several times that draught the days of this summit, our obama addressed it as well and there needs to be better coordination, but also one thing that is very interesting is that the apec
summit earlier in the week, it is brought up again, when nations work to improve economies, to improve trade, president obama brought this up, that will lesson the appetite for those who are sought out by terrorist organizations, if they had better opportunities, they will be less inclined to join these organizations. that's how they wove these issues together. the aattacks going on and trying to better the world's economies do you expect any major announcements or agreements coming out of this summit? >> yeah. there was early on sunday again pretty much the first event of this final day of this summit. the ten nations that make it up have established an economic community. now this is something that is loosely based on the idea of what happens in europe when you have tree trade within a certain number of countries and then that kind of provision better flow of goods and services
between those nations. that's the idea of what this will do. it's still well away from what it's going to be like in europe and also the design is not going to be exactly like that. there will be no central bank or uniform currency, but what the nations want to do here is to fully capitalise the 600 million plus population that makes up these nations, but also the economic prowess they have in asia. they make up the third largest economy in asia below china and japan so other than trade and the economy, were there any other issues being discussed at asian such as south china sea controversy? >> absolutely. it was brought up a couple of times. it was interesting how it was brought up. president obama in a press availability, if you will, before he officially engaged in the asian agenda, he brought it up and pretty much again reity rated what he said in the philippines a couple of days
before that. he said china needs to stop its reclamation, they need to stop militarizing and construction in the south china sea in these disputed territories and they need to sit down, china and those who say that they have a territory dispute with, sit down and talk about things. what we saw here during the summit, there were individual meetings with the asian members and china as well as president obama. similar themes that we have heard about the south china sea disputes came out but they weren't naming each. it was worded as such those who are not in this region shouldn't be engaged in this dispute, it should be handled in the region by the members for both sides said they want to move forward with a code of conduct. we have heard that before but not much progress on it reading between the diplomatic lines, thank you
russian president putin wants a stepped up global effort in the fight against terrorism. he is calling for a coordinated worldwide response after six russians were killed in mali. it follows the downing of that russian airliner. meanwhile moscow released new future age of air strikes in syria this week as a new phase to their military operations. despite calls for cooperation with moscow, western leaders are standing economic sanction to russia for its involvement in ukraine. the sanctions will last to july of next year. leaders said all elements of the peace deal must be implemented before the sanction will be lifted 20 years ago when the bosnia peace accord was signed. the agreement ended three years
of wars between people. 100 thousand people died. critics say this year's answer -- anniversary is being over shadowed by other incidents. campus demonstrations up next. a deeper look at the rebirth of student activism from coast to coast and donald trump wants even more. the presidential candidate doubles down on his call for surveillance of some mosques in america. plus things get out of hand at a trump campaign stop. a member of black lives matter gets kicked out in alabama. alabama.
that time on saturday night when we take a deeper look. at the rebirth of activism on college campuses. across america it is heating up. this past month saw thousands of students marching from coast to coast, fist pumping with demands. a look at what's fuelling the unrest and how it differs from college protests of years gone by. >> reporter: chanting for college debt relief, lying down for racial respect. successfully demanding the
outing a dean at a small college in california and a president at the university of missouri. students are reaching back to the days of mass demonstrations. >> i was in college during the iraq war. i think there has been a lot of - there hasn't been enough of students activism. >> reporter: these aren't your father's protests. there are no grand plans to change the world, no chance of end the war or ban the bomb. they're more rallies for immediate demands. >> in some ways students in the late 1960s had an easier time raising the issue of racism because they were part of the broad black struggle. today there is this widespread notion that america is a color blind society.
we have a black man in the white house. students face this initial challenge of just being taken seriously. >> reporter: millions of african americans followed the example of martin luther king. here students are taking names and keeping score. >> students are being threatened. we have administration - i have been under constant attack and threats. >> reporter: he says minority protestors really started speaking up after last years violence, but at times the campus back lash has been fierce. a single sentence from an anonymous student can set-off panic. >> this is a first amendment right. >> reporter: the sclu warned against schools trying to hard to be inclusive that they wind up stifling free speech and using campus police as the thought police. another concern close to
students' hearts these days is their wallet. college students around the country took to the streets in the million student march tcpiing sweeping changes to higher education. they want tuition free public college, cancellation of debt and a $15 minimum wage for all college workers. sometimes the push for more affordable cleanly. she demands to get her moneys worth >> we're all paying to go here. i don't think i've had an african american teacher yet. >> reporter: university of missouri our's president resign after school's football team threatened to walk out which could have cost millions of dollars >> money is involved so you have to resign >> reporter: do you think that was the case? >> yeah. >> reporter: cynical or not in
missouri and in california, protestors got what they want. any port in the storm as the old saying goes joining me now for a deeper look, a writer and also self-described citizen of the world appeared professor of history and social studies. thank you for being here. let me start with you professor. in your research on student activism around the country, you point to the free speech movement at berkley being the starting of it. now you call the university of missouri a new order, a new invention. can you describe for us the difference between the berkly and missouri. before the beachingly, there were citizens after campus. it grew out of the black lives
off campus. the main difference between the two - they had that similarity. the tactics were in the freep speech movement were the same that have been used off campus. the students new leverage. they called that the berkly invention. it's new on campus taking over buildings. >> right. initially the blockade. it's non-violent. they had protests, a class boycott and yes they occupied administration builds. they tried to negotiate too. in 1970 the president's commission on campus on rest after the jack son state tragedy, looked at the student activism. they called that the berkly invention. what happened last week mis;
ouri invention, a protest was a fast - very gandhian, with a new thing, bringing football players into the play and they said that if the president dent step down, they would boycott the game with the university. that would have cost over a million dollars. over a week this managed to top el the president. it inspired proceed contests around the country because students are generally powerless. if you can show them a path to power, it's very magnetic it also resulted in the appointment of an african american who was not appointed because he was black, but because he had years of experience at the deputy chancellor. tell me about this use or decision by athletes to become
involved in student protests. it seems to me that most campuses, student athletes don't get involved >> no. you don't sue them getting involved in protests that don't have anything to do with sports programs. to join in with the rest of the student body, that is something special in this moment and the fact that this is a division one school. this a school that people care about football, this is a school that could go to a ball game. it was a very brave stance. it started the ripple effect. just 24 hours after they said that they wouldn't play the next game unless the president resigned, the president resigned did it really come down to the money, that if they didn't play the school was going to lose a million dollars
forfitting a game? >> i would say that was a big part of it, but also the fact that the university had a poor record on race. in october, the month before, there was a home coming parade where some students were protesting during the home coming parade. the president's car was right before them. he didn't get out of the car. if one of my students is out on the street saying that there's something withining with the university, i want to know. the money gave the students leverage but the president had a poor record. he didn't have a foundation to stand on what about social media, who how pivotal was it in getting students to come together around the country, what the cause was, what people were fighting for? >> i think social media is that one thing that is really different that makes student protests different now than years earlier. you could be a 20-year-old
student in your dorm room and you have all these thoughts, you could write a banner in the 1960s but now you can write a tweet. you end up being a national figure because it is re-tweeted. having the concerned student in 1960, hashtag that something could grab onto, it had historical context. everyone could relate to it. it went viral that context is what i want to get to. let's turn to another matter. on some campuses minority students have begun standing up for rights at other groups. in new york students staged a protest and black lives matter
movement joined them. an end for both the prison industrial complex is asked to be called for an end and also end of companies which enable the occupation of palestine. in the 60s, there was a close association of jewish american students with blacks who were fighting for civil rights in the south. now we have a joining of african american students and palestinians. what does this mean about being a wagon going the other way. >> it is a movement on the campuses. there are jewish students on both sides. there's a lot of pressure. they're coming to college and a lot of them are having those assumptions. there was a you big debate about whether you can allow colored
students to speak. i think it is an issue which already had some tracks we were talking about the historical antecedents that the student at the university of missouri named one of the organizations. >> student 1950 there was also a movement in the law school many named for games who was the first african american to apply for law school there. that went to the supreme court. how important is the historical past relevant in whether students decide to go active? >> i think history is always relevant, no matter what phase of life you're in or what you're doing. it's particularly relevant with student protests because you need to know what has been done already, what has worked, what were the conditions when certain grievances were actually given face time. with the university of missouri
you have a football team using that leverage, a million dollars you're going to lose at a specific time if we don't meet these demands. how that might impact other universities or other schools we have yet to see we have been looking at the university of missouri for the most part. at princeton there was an issue about using the former president's name because of wilson's racial beliefs. there was another one. around the country there have been these protests. these protests are focused on issues on campus whereas earlier protests, the ones that you participated in, for example, when you were involved with the inter partheid movement or whatever, are students more - i
don't want to say narrow focused by single focused than they used to be back in the day? >> i think there is concern about both issues, but there has been more concern with domestic issues. i think this one about race and cultural awareness is how the university functions. it is a crisis for the university. the university has not been doing a good job of providing an environment where colored students don't feel safe and valued. there is potential to reach i don't understand, but in the 60s there was a draft, so the war was all over the tv. it was a big political issue. here the military establishment has been pretty good at keeping these issues being in the headlines for students we noticed in the earlier protest, the issue of the prison industrial complex, schools doing business with companies that do business with that kind of entity, also protests about
tuitions and student loans. so the issue goes beyond race on many campuses. >> correct. student activism has such a long history as the professor was saying. at the university of michigan there were protests about divesting from south africa, we've had the affirmative action rallies. all of these things are important to students just as they are in person in the america or the world, but also these issues that are more difficult to pinpoint. micro aaggressions on campus with race. it's hard to list concrete demands that the university can fulfil. have this conversation, how do you create an environment, until waiting until afterwards, how do you create an environment that is welcoming to different types of students we have to mention gender issues as well. it's a major issue that we have
covered, sexual assault on campus. how do you deal with those issues, how do you tackle them? that's, perhaps, something we can discuss in another program. thank you for joining us very much. taking a deeper look he new campus activism. republican can date donald trump says attacks in paris validates his beliefs. >> i want surveillance hillary clinton's response next, plus it was a year ago when a cleveland police officer shot a boy who was playing with a toy gun. the family calls for justice. coming up.
snail sunday marks one year of the shooting of the 12-year-old by a police officer who mistook the boy's toy gun for a real gun and opened fire. the grand jury are looking at whether charges should be filed. >> reporter: the family of this boy is trying to cope on this one-year anniversary of his death. their argument is that police shootings results in grand jury indicts elsewhere. why has this gone on for over a year. inside this cleveland recreation center where the 12-year-old was playing a year ago just before he died, his family and friends and total superannuationers gathered to light candles, to pray, pass out stones that will go into a garden they call the
butter fly and to remember him >> he was a mother's boy. he loved his mum dearly. he is dearly missed. >> reporter: outside the center' at the spot where an officer shot him within two seconds of pulling up, the mood was much, much colder. >> there are certain people that need to pay for what they did. they need to pay and with their lives because you had no business taking a life when you didn't really know what was going on the family is furious that a year on there is no resolution from a grand jury. they claimed the county prosecutor seemed on their side in the beginning, but that has since changed. >> the prosecutor's behaviour has been very strange and erratic. he has engaged in conduct that no prosecutor engages in if they're genuinely interested in seeking justice for victims >> reporter: the prosecutor has announced the results of the
experts that the shoot wag justified. he said he is simply trying to be as transparent as possible, with all the expert testimony. >> that to the family appears to be designed really to try to tranquilise the public into accepting an injustice >> reporter: the family is demanding he remove himself from the case, but legally that's all they can do besides grieve for the boy. >> reporter: tomorrow morning another church service and candle light vigil tomorrow night. on monday they're going to charge to the prosecutor's office where they say hundreds of thousands of signatures on petitions demand that he recuse himself from the case tonight the terror lift is at its maximum level at brussels. soldiers and police are patrolling belgium's capital city. that is a focusal point in last week's attacks in paris. the p.m. warns that the city
faces imminent and serious threat. subways are closed and much of the city is at a stand sill. the u.s. department of state is telling people living in brussels to stay home. the paris attacks led the u.s. house of representatives to pass a bill that would block syrian and iraqi refugees from entering into the country. the critics argue the most serious issue is the visa waiver program. it allows at least 19,000 visitors with little screening to enter the u.s. every year >> reporter: compare the programs. on the one hand the obama administration wants to admit 10,000 syrian refugees in a process that takes a year and a half to two years. on the other, the visa waiver program that has 20,000 u.s. people annually without a visa >> it has many, many people on going through it, millions.
it takes virtually no time as opposed to 18 months to 24 months, and there's much less vetting. we need to tighten up that program. >> reporter: democrats on capitol hill and republicans say they want improvements accept since the leader of the attacks in paris travelled around with ease. >> there are fighters that come from these countries with which we have a vi asahh waiver. that's a huge risk >> reporter: citizens of three dozen countries allow people to travel to the u.s. for 90 days. no visa necessary >> this program is important to the business community and the tourism industry. i have supported it. but i also believe it is the soft underbelly of our national security policies. >> reporter: she says millions of people are allowed into the
u.s. with little examination. she is proposing any trevorers to syria and iraq in the past five years need to get a visa requiring that all applicants provide fingerprints and photos and making sure passports contain an electronic chip to story bio- metric data. american passports have contained an e chip over the last five years. >> they can ring up this passport which has my fingerprints and photo. this prevents this passport from being tampered with. >> reporter: a former top homeland security official says the changes may sound good but they're complicated >> we haven't been able to put information technology in the path of a traveller without disrupting flow in airport. that is not done on our end but we're going to ask other airports on their end to do it.
that's the dilemma to the republican race for president. donald trump not backing down on his anti muslim rhetoric. instead, he is ratcheting it up. he said certain mosques should come upped surveillance after the wake of the parrist terrorist attacks >> i want surveillance of certain mosques. we have had it before and we will have it again democratic hillary clinton responded to donald trump's comments in a rally. >> i can tell you it's important that we don't listen to the voices including those coming from republican candidates for president. who would paint with such a broad brush, would want us to
somehow isolate, register muslims, go after islam. our enemy are these criminal killers who misuse a religion in order to recruit people and give them the training to go out and kilmore people hillary clinton supported stepped up attacks against i.s.i.l. back to dan old trump now. a fight broke out during his rally. donald trump supporters shoved and kicked a black proceed pester who shouted black lives matter during donald trump's speech. he refused to leave the event and was later escorted out by police officers, the man not seriously injured. police made no arrests.
voters gave democrats a rare victory in the south. they leche john bell edwards as the next senator. voters in argentina head to the polls tomorrow. it is the first time in the country's history that an election has gone to a run-off. neither daniel cioli or macri got the votes needed to win after an october vote. macri wants to list currency restrictions and reform the economy. hong kong will hold its first election since pro democracy staged a proceed test last year. voters decide sunday who will fill the council seats. the results could provide insight into how elections will
shape up in coming years. still ahead, she was one of the most famous ballarinas in the world. a tribute tonight to dancer maya plisetskaya. >> reporter: we're still dealing with snow across parts of michigan. it's going to be those temperatures dropping considerably tonight and tomorrow. it will go down as far as texas. i will bring you all the details of that after the break.
generally fewer than 6 inches is seen this time. the airport cancelled 350 flights today. an iowa woman is thanking her blessings. she was driving and had an accident. emergency workers arrived at the scene. it took them about ten minutes to pull her to safety. meterologist here now with more on the weather. >> reporter: it was a very dangerous state today across most of the northern planes and great lakes. that pressure is spinning across the region. the snow is coming back over the low. it's getting colder in many places across the region. for chicago snow coming through is coming through, light snow, but take a look at the snow back towards the west. we're talking about south dakota
here where visibility dropped down to less than a quarter of a mile. the temperature have stayed below freezing. better conditions in terms of snow across that area, but the temperature new zealand that region are still very, very cold. the warnings that are here in fact. for michigan we're talking about winter storm warnings. some locations will be 10 inches. no more snow in the west. the temperatures are down. this is at 11 degree. chicago at 21. factoring in the wind, though, chicago feels more like 7 degrees. tomorrow morning, though, we're going to be seeing those temperatures in chicago starting the day at about ten degrees, going up to about 26, but things do get better as we go towards the rest of the week. also down here towards the south the temperatures are also dropping.
the late great maya plisetskaya is being honored in moscow. a woman who was once considered to be the best ballerina in the world >> reporter: a strong face, a strong body. in an era when russian ballerinas were famous throughout the world, maya plisetskaya was the most famous of all. >> translation: her uniqueness firstly was her look, her image. it was unrepeatedable. what she had inside was impossible to teach.
step-by-step she brings dynaism. >> reporter: this weekend in moscow the brightest stars dancing at the theatre. today they are celebrating that talent with two performance called avy maya. friday would have been her 90th birthday if she didn't died in may. >> translation: when i heard she passed away i was shocked. i remember discussing the concert to be. she said the only thing left is to live until the concert. >> reporter: her life was a battle. this jewish child of the sovien union. her whole adult life was devoted to the stage.
here is a photo from 10 years ago, 2005. she is aged 80 and still performing. until she died earlier this year, she was playing a crucial role in the planning are of this event. some what can be a very formal discipline, her responsibility ninety is one-- spontaneity is one thing that set her apart. these dancers have been rehearsing hard. >> translation: it's a very important day for us because we want to do it the way she wanted it. we will try. it's important for the theatre and for the people who loved her and saw her performances. i don't doubt she will be watching from above. >> reporter: she will go joined by thousands of people down below. the events are pretty much sold out one of hollywood's most iconic dresses will be auctioned
we believe shopping malls, events, demonstrations and transport are the main targets brussels is in lock down and the army is on the streets in the face of a series and imminent threat. -- serious and imminent threat. coming up in the next half hour. as russia signals a new phase in its campaign in syria, criticismians bear the brunt of intensified air strike. tension in bangladesh to two opposition leaders are hanged