tv Weekend News Al Jazeera January 9, 2016 10:00am-11:01am EST
clubs attempting to make a big name for themselves. liverpool is a famil that has been given a hard time. as they exit the city. a. >> germany' chancellor angela merkel wants to make it easier to deport immigrants who commitment crimes. this comes as a series of mass assaults there has been an united debate about refugees. >> the right to a resident status and asylum procedure can be lost to someone who is convicted, put on probation or jailed. this is about women who were victims of sexual attacks.
our thought thoughts are with them. now we have to face these new tasks and challenges. >> we have more now from cologne. >> you can hear the rival demonstrations being held in the city center today. to my left, a demonstration of 1500 people from the left wing parties of germany. police estimate 1500 protesters here. they're trying to prevent the demonstration by the far right movement, the anti-islamic party that has called the demonstration here to try to raise awareness of what they consider to be the danger of the asylum policy putting through german government. the police say there are around 300 protesters at th 300
protest here, and 1500 to my left. we understand that the justice ministry and interior ministry will be meeting this week to discuss what could be done to intensify the measures that mrs. merkel wants to implement. >> aid agencies are trying to get food and medicine into besieged towns in syria where tens of thousands of people are starving to death. images of imaciated bodies has triggered anger.
>> are we not arabs as well? i swear to god we are arabs. these children, what wrong have they done? >> they have been forced to eat cats and dogs and some have become ill eating leaves and trees and grass i was. >> brought here because i got poisoned. i was eating herbs from the ground. let the world see this and let them know that there are people here dying of starvation. >> stocks of medicine are running low and as people starve people are struggling to cope. hospitals provide what little they have to try to keep people alive. >> 2016, what is your name? >> nea. >> how long have you been without food? >> four days. >> what have you taken from o
the hospital to survive? >> this packet. >> a packet of salt? severe malnourishment suffered by the plied. >> said agencies areled to leave damascus. they hope that the first trucks will arrive on monday. the regime has agreed to let aid in as part of the deal. they have been blockaded by rebel groups, but there are still thousands more who need help. outside of damascus 176,000 people are said to be cut off. 9,000 people are trapped in the western town. and the united nations sadist fighters have cut off 200,000 people in the area, think
clearly need help, too, but it is not clear if and when they'll get it. trucks would continue to deliver raid throughout the days. >> throughout the week trucks carrying humanitarian supplies will reach the besieged area, which would include food, maybe booed, blankets, and children winter clothing, water, water purifiers, medical supply. by all the u.n. humanitarian agencies operating in syria. >> the united nations also trying to help more than a million syrian refugee who is fled to lebanon. many are living in poverty despite aid from aid groups. we have more from the refugee camp i in the valley. >> this baby has a serious burn across the head.
sometimes th they burn out of control. >> i've put nylon and plastic shoes on the fire to keep the tent warm but my baby was burned. >> they cannot get jobs unless sponsored by a lebanese national. >> we're displaced and have absolutely no human rights. just look, what are my human rights? look at these kids. no proper clothes. i have ten people to take care of, and i'll old. how can i feed them and keep them alive? >> the united nations appeals to international donations to help syrian refugees every year, but last year it received half of what it asked for which means that many refugees are having to go without. it's the people in the refugee camps like this that are most
vulnerable. they don't even have the most basic things they need in the run up to winter. they need things like wood and fuel for the fire and plastic sheeting to waterproof their attempts. a family needs 400 to $500 a month to survive. many are getting a third of that. >> it's cold and water is leaking into the tints and look at the tarps. we don't have plastic to cover it for the rain. yesterday there was one tarp. what can that do to stop the leaking. the u.n. gives us some aid, but it's not enough. in a month we get $150, but it's not enough. the. >> the u.n. has launched a appeal to help syrian refugees in lebanon. >> the concern in exposed areas and especially those who live in insecure shelters. we know that 65% of refugees live in insecure dwelling such
as garages, warehouses, not only tents, and they all need our support. >> but there are more than 1 million refugees who need help. most of them living below the poverty line. this mother who has been in lebanon for three years can only hope things will get better, especially during these long winter days. caroline malone, al jazeera, in the becker valley. >> well, aid workers in syria say dozens of people have been killed in the western town. this video is said to have been filmed by volunteers in the civil defense aid group. they say russian airstrikes on the town have killed 43 people. the pictures have been taken using a camera mounted on an aid worker's helmet as they dig to find victims in the republic. al jazeera cannot independently verify the video. many facing harsh winter in
camps, we're at one of those camps where internally displaced people northwest of erbil where more than 4,000 people are living. >> the winter conditions have made life here much harder than they already are. now i want to bring in a guest we have here. someone who can talk about this more. we're going to speak about this in erbil. i want to ask you with all the various concurrent crisis going on bull at displace on? all the displaced people. >> i would like to talk about how concerned unicef is over the children in iraq. iraq is particularly very unique situation that we're facing in.
we're calling it a forgotten crisis because we're surrounded by other countries with much higher profiles, but let me say that we have 32 million displaced people, on top that have we have thousands of refugees who are also in iraq. and of the 152 million, many are children. and those children are going through difficult situations, getting them to school is hard, and the majority of them 700,000 of them miss one year of schooling. there is no proper hygiene. there is no water, there is n no--their future is crushing on their head, and we're actually watching a situation that we
will see quite a large number of children that lost their future. so we're dealing in a situation that is so dire, that getting resources to support children, put them in school. put them in protection. put them i where they get proper water and hygiene, it is difficult. getting the resources is not as easy as it is in other places. >> what are the particular challenges right now with the on set of such cold weather worsening, winter weather conditions as far as getting the type of aid that these people desperately need in camps like this in erbil and beyond. >> imagine living in this tent next to us and being a child, and when go in, there is no heat. we're wearing layers and layers of clothes, and we're seeing them miserable because of the weather. it goes sometimes to subzero, and children do not have warm
houses. they do not have warm water to take shower. they do not have warm clothes to wear. they do not have a warm school to go. they do not have a warm shelter to go. it still haunts me every day. we visit one camp. we pack the car and when i come back, i find a child with no shoes, no warm clothes and trying to warm themselves. it is as difficult as any human it imagine. we're trying to find children some sort of heating in the classroom, we've distributed in this particular camp, 1,900 children to receive warm clothes. but it's the tip of the ice. there are 750,000 children, but look at the million of families,
and the number of children, it is very harsh winter. it--the people who are wearing warm clothes, and if we do not get the resources to warm the children, we're likely to see children affected by this harsh winter. >> you're describing extremely haunting scenes that children experience on a daily basis here in iraq. something that you've seen with your very eyes. even today with the distribution, i'm seeing children walking around in sandals even in this cold weather. it is very dire and only getting worse, right? >> it is getting worse, and now we're in early january. this is the peak of the winter. going in to sav--stay in these kinds of conditions for a while. we won't see the situation improving unless we get the resources that we need. agencies are trying their best.
unicef is doing the best it could to address this situation. the winter situation that we're dealing with. we're getting air conditioning in the schools. we're getting kerosene heating systems in the schools, but it's small. it's small, and it's absolutely very small portion of what children need. we're in this difficult situation where i would hope that the world would understand the situation in iraq is crisis that has--that has been forgotten. it's a forgotten crisis. >> do stay with us here on this news hour. still to come, gentrification comes to one of new york's historic neighborhoods, and not everyone i. ireland's new push to convince people who left, that the grass
is greener back home. and in sport the case of deja vu before the first grand slam of the tennis season. many arrive. >> we'll take to you cologne. large numbers of police at a demonstration. large numbers of people out on the streets following the attacks on news year eve that was largely blamed on foreigners. meeting police head on there in the german city. we'll keep a close eye on events there in germany as they appear to be picking up on the streets. now police in mexico have
research captured drug lord joachim el chapo guzman who has been on the run since escaping six months ago. >> for the first time the world's most anothe most notorious drug lord is recaptured. >> carried out to identity, detain and pull apart the network of influence. today mexico confirms that it's institutions have the necessary capabilities to overcome those who threaten the stability of mexican families. it's demonstrates that when we work together there is no adversity that we cannot overcome. >> the government said that guzman was arrested in his home
state of sinaloa on friday morning. someone complained about arms men holed up inside of a hotel. during the shoot out the government said it killed five criminals and arrested six, including the head of the sinaloa drug cartel. el chapo has taken on mythical status. his multi million dollar drug cartel is believed to provide a significant amount of drugs that end up in the u.s. twice he has escaped from prison. that may be why people we spoke with reacted to his recapture with a plase attitude saying he'll escape again. but for many it was an opportunity to reclaim the upper hand after el chapo's escape from mexico's most secure prison last july. guzman's escape from his prison cell was global news. he escaped through a hole in his thundershoweshower that
connected to an one mile tunnel that had air conditioning and a motorcycle. the president had been reluctant to extra died el chapo to the u.s. where he's facing charges. but one analysts says that he believes this time he will be sent to the states, where an escape is considered less likely. natasha, al jazeera, mexico. >> now a muslim was i ejected from a donald trump rally. she said she didn't plan to shout or disrupt the event. she just wanted to give trump supporters a glimpse of what muslim women are like. many shouted and booed as she was escorted out. good to have you with us. what are your reactions to the events in this rally?
>> well, first of all, thank you for having me. i applaud mrs. hamid for her courage, for her bravery, for a going there to show americans what an american muslim looks like. and apparently she had very good experience from the people around here who shook hands, who shared popcorn with her, and they were happy she was there. an american citizen participating in the political process. but when other people from further distance who did not meet with her or talk with her called on the police, and unfortunately, the police came and ejected her. the views she faced were unamerican and unbecoming of american citizens, but also this has been stoked by donald trump and his likes, ben carson, for quite a few weeks now. he has created this toxin
environment where many people do not know islam fear muslims and unfortunately this incident i has happened. >> donald trump has shocked just about everybody, not just musl muslims, can we really be surprised to see this sort of behavior? >> she said she was not 100% surprised, but she went there in peace. she wanted people to meet with her and to see her. and yes, she is a protester. the message and th the star of david that she put there is reminiscent of what donald trump has suggested weeks ago, that america should create ban a ban from muslims and muslims should be shut down from coming to the
united states. this is a presidential candidate, is it shocking? we should not let donald trump get away with it because it is unbefitting and unbecoming for someone who is hoping to assume the highest office in the land. he has to be exposed, and he should not be allowed to continue with this. and from our point of view we asked donald trump to offer a public apologize to mrs. hamid and other american-muslims so he can clear up this misunderstanding that has been spreading throughout our nation. >> but knowing the sort of man he's shaping up to be, do you expect to see that public apology? >> we're looking for a public apology. this is expected. if he wants to be a president to all americans, then he should treat all americans equally, and
he should up hold and respect the constitution, which grants the population, all americans. we're challenging him publicly that he will not exclude any american because of their faith. >> let's see if we get a response. thank you very much for taking the time to join us. new york city bronx neighborhood is notorious as one of the toughest areas in the u.s. developers are hoping to change that with the help of celebrities, but locals aren't al all in enthusiastic. >> michael teaches photographry to school kids in the bronx. a neighborhood with the reputation for being high on crime and low on opportunities.
but these kids see something different here. a proud tradition of working class new yorkers, many of them immigrants. many worried that their way of life is about to change. >> when i was about to hit the shutter button, i feel like in a way i'm saying goodbye. >> that's because new york is plan to go redevelop this major thundershower row fair in the bronx, gerone avenue, a place where many earn their living working in store fronts and automotive shops. >> we need these places as a play for people to work here. not a place for millionaires to make more nun. >> this section has yet to be finalized, but already it is displacing the businesses that have long thrived here. property values are going up. rents are going up. but so, too, the image of the bronx. celebrities made the trek up town recently for a party thrown by a developer hoping to attract
hip young tenants looking for a place cheaper than manhattan to live. but the parties playing off old stereotypes and offended many local residents. that developer keith reubenstein said that th. >> we're taking this highly under utilized industrial area with truck tracking and truck parking into housing and create park land space for people who already in the community. >> but local residents want more affordable housing and they're making their concerns known. >> you saw it happen to other neighborhoods. we're like, no way, we're ready to make sure what happens is
done in the right way. >> so that the poor and working class can continue to call the neighborhood home. kristen saloomey, al jazeera, the bronx. >> russian president vladimir putin has been blasted by fellow russians online over a slow response to a blizzard rescue. one driver froze to death and others suffered frost bite when they were trapped on the roads in the mountains. one survivor has taken to youtube. >> i appeal to you, vladimir putin, i ask you to deal with all this, help those who have you ever severe frost bite and you told u you should have stayed at home. you had no business going out. >> saudi arabia has accused iran of interfering in its affairs and says it will consider
additional measures if it does not stop. riyadh's severed relations with tehran after angry protests. protesters stormed the saudi arabiaen embassy and set fire to it. they say they're putting iran on notice. >> what we're having now is a gcc arab and islamic front to force iran to change its behavior and to act more rationally because iran stands to lose more than it will gain. we have enough of iran shenanigans.
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new year's eve. chancellor angela merkel is announcing tougher asylum laws. syria is ready to meet with the u.n. for talks later this month. gulf leaders are condemning what they call interference in others affairs. a professor of middle east at the university of tehran. good to have you with us. what is your response to this gcc unified condemnation against what it is calling iranian interference in saudi's internal affairs?
>> they are using iran's propaganda against iran from doing the right. i think iran's picture of iran's monstrous picture has been used once and again to oppress their own opposition. iran speaking against the killing of a senior cleric is not something interfering. >> it was not just speaking against it. it was an attack on the saudi embassy. sorry, it was not just speaking against it. there was an attack on the embassy. >> yes, of course. iranian government has made it
clear that it is against this talk and they are under arrest now. it has made it clear that it doesn't want to escalate the situation. it talked about. it has been talking about de-escalating the situation and not going for the saudi neighbors. but they decided to go for escalation against iran based on this incident. this is not an incident unprecedented in billion relations but the saudis decided that they have to use it. to change the framework of the original issues. they're unsatisfied with this
issue, this frame works. they want to change the scene now by attacking iran and accentuating the international attention against iran in this incident. >> it is concerned that saudi is building consensus throughout the region, and tomorrow it will be going to arab league countries to try to isolate iran? >> it does actually, but they couldn't do what they wanted to do. they actually for example ua
uae--as a message to cut off relations with iran. i think, saudis have done what they could, and they didn't get what they needed. i don't think there is any more concern in tea ran. tehran. whatever the saudis could have done, they could do it. i don't think there were be more in the acre league. >> thank you very much for joining us there from tehran. let's bring you more now on our top stories. there are assaults in cologne and debate it has ignited beyond germany's border. there is the scene in cologne at
the moment there are protests where the attacks took place on new year's eve that ignited this debate. the police have been moving in with water canons. we're keeping a close eye on events interest. let's speak with dimitri who joins us on skype from brussels. we've got the german chancellor responding to the attacks by saying she's going to toughen up immigration laws. what is in her power to do as far as that goes? >> well, they could produce several things. one of them is to vie to veteran to seek asylu a--one of them is to try to vet those who seek
asylum, vetting them and choosing them in turkey, or perhaps in parts of syria. the other thing that she's likely to do she will ask for the german laws for people who have a police record to serve their sentence up to three years and i understand there will be those who are committed crimes and receive more than an one-year sentence they will be removed from the country. now on top of that she has the problem, dozens of people having done what they have done in cologne. so clearly that chips away at
the willingness of people like chancellor merkel to keep their doors open to refugees. >> germany has one of the most liberal policies towards refugees, what will this mass at alassault do, are we going to see a harder stance from other countries? >> that's exactly right. the distribution of asylum seekers and refugees and unauthorized migrants are focused on three and four countries, austria, germany, sweden, norway. so the rest of europe has taken very few of them, and they're far more skeptical about the policies, particularly sweden and germany, all along.
so this is going to make it easier for them. so the cost of integrating people and the concerns of the chaotic way people have been coming in, i suspect this is going to steal those people who have skeptical about the openness and demand that greece and italy institute much stronger border controls and negotiate with turkey to try to make sure that--to test the idea whether turkey can actually assist them in doing all the work that they now have to do in europe such as vetting people, deciding who is a refugee, who
is an unauthorized immigrant, etc. if they can do these things in turkey, and then resettle those who have been adjudicated to be refugees. >> far-reaching consequences, thank you very much for talking with us there from brussels. >> my pleasure, bye bye. >> now, ethnic albanians have been protesting in kosovo' capital calling on the government to resign. demonstrators through molotov cocktails, and said that the country's leaders broke the constitution last year by signing a deal with serbia, which gave ethnic serbs in kosovo more power. as the country resolvers employers and the government want many who went abroad during the recession to return to
ireland. rego to dublin on those making of move back home. >> rebuilding the irish economy. the country is putting it's near bankruptcy in 2009 behind it and many of those who went abroad looking for work are coming ho home. people like paul o'brien, who spent five years in sydney. >> a year ago i came home, and yeah, from talking to people and even from when you step off the airplane at the airport, it looked more enthus enthusiastic and promising. >> how can we get those who left to consider it again. >> ireland has the highest gdp growth in the european union, but one thing is missing, those skilled employees who went
abroad. they want them back. >> the crash happens, and we went on three-day weeks. we reduced salaries, still wasn't enough. we had to let people go. guys left ireland as they found superb experience abroad. they had a lot to offer the countries they went to, and they have a huge amount to offer when they come back home here. i thought that was a good thing to tap into. >> as ireland picks itself up, as life particularly here in the capital dublin begins to return to pre-crisis levels, the return of workers who left is a welcome by-product. the government expects 2016 to be the first year in seven in which those returning outnumber those leaving. it wants to attract 70,000 home by 2020. >> the high-skilled immigrants who were greater this time, the college graduates, the it
specialists, the engineers, there is a significant labor shortage. how long that labor shortage will last and how long this up swing, the economies of the world cyclical, that is a guess. >> i suppose it is--i left in the first place because there wasn't the work. >> the watchword now is caution. jonah hull, al jazeera, dublin. >> still ahead here on the program it's been a long wait for the brisbane international champion, robin has all the details shortly.
>> tie island implementing tougher penalties for child pornography offenses. peach caught with such material will be sentenced up to five years in jail. we have more reports from bangkok. >> many of these border areas are remote and underdeveloped leaving children vulnerable. but now police have laws to work with. this community bordering myanmar is coming to terms with the arrest of one of its most well-known residents.
it was far more serious than that. investigators came to arrest british national fabian blanford after a tip off from u.s. authorities. they found more than 600 pornographi pornographic images of children on his computer and home. >> the 64-year-old had been living in the area for 18 years and clearly had gained the trust of the community. one of his projects was sponsoring the local schools. >> in this case he was a former monk. when he quit and began his life in the village he would teach children to meditate and teaching them english. >> the government enacted new laws late last year which finally criminalized possession of child pornography.
it set up a task force to combat child exploitation. ibl blanford was the third foreigner to be arrested. >> we came here because we had a tough life. i want people to know this. if someone came to molest our child and take photos it would be terrible. i would be heartbroken. >> being caught in possession of child pornography can now lead to a jail term of five years and seven years for its distribution. al jazeera, bangkok. >> and an engineering student in bangladesh hopes that his invention will improve rail
safety. the average of 70 people were killed by trains every month last year. we have this report from daka. >> these trucks do not create confidence. many are decades old and many from british rule. he decided to build a robot that finds cracks and potential derailment sending the coordinates to the closest station. >> right now all rail checks are done manually. that takes a huge amount of manpower and they do not have enough employees. >> a large number of tracks run italy chaotic marketplaces in the middle of busy slums.
it's a real danger for people around. and in 2015 police say an average of 70 people died each month after getting hit by trains. >> some people are wondering on the tracks talking on their phones. some are just absent minded. some have had an argument with girlfriends and looking to end things. >> railway police say a proliferation of illegal crossings with vehicles getting stuck on uneven ground. the driver saw that the train is coming. >> with thousands of unregulated
crossings around bangladesh rail safety is a huge problem that will take coordination between different government agencies to solve. in the meantime, he's showing that one person's ideas can make a difference. >> now british pilot has completed her three-month journey from the u.k. to australia in open cockpit bi-plane. she landed in sydney on saturday. theshe flew her plane threw 24 countries and 50 fueling stops and following the plight of pioneer amy johnson. >> you fly something like this low level halfway across the according seeing all the landscapes, geography, and very few people get to fly like i
did. >> now time for all the sport, and we'll cross over to the guy who has the brightest tie on television. >> let's get go to england where the defending champions arsenal's dream of a third straight title is being tested by sunderland. they haven't lost in this competition, the fa cup in nearly three years. but in this match they're behind the 17th minute when and again one minute before halftime. rick ha-- >> now in for a a replay with an
injury. liverpool would go down after nine minutes. three minutes later they were back on level terms just under halftime. >> barcelona wrestling the lead away from atletico madrid. they can go one point clear at the top with a win against granada, and it took lionel messi to put the catalan club one goal ahead. barca, 2-0 up at halftime.
there is a mid table clash. and a full out expected later with the first game in charge of roma. roger federer has been warming up in the first grand slam with another comfortable win with the warm up event where he is the defending champion. into his third stretch final in the brisbane international. the 6-1, 6-4 result confirmed in a little over an hour. it will be a repeat of last year's final, taking on ramic of canada. with the straight win over australia. 7-6, and 7-6 the score. former number one the first
tournament win in almost two and a half years. the hoffmathe hopman cup title. the nfl players get under way as the 12 remaining teams fight for next month's sunday's game between the vikings and the seattle seahawks. it will will be minus 15 degrees celsius. the tarp has been rolled over the playing surface with hot air
blowing underneath. fans will be offered hand warmers, free coffee from the facility at kick off. the cincinnati bengals will face the defending champions the new england patriots. on sunday seattle taking on the minnesota vikings and the washington redskins and the green bay packers. a world cup ski event has been canceled in switzerland due to poor weather there. they have been constructed from 4,000 cubic meters of artificial snow after rain and thick fog, which made it too dangerous for the giant slalom to go ahead.
>> drivers competing head to head in custom-made vehicles in maine. the top speeds up to 150 kilometers an hour. it's fair to say that the conditions are not friendly for everyone. jordan spieth has stormed into the lead in hawai'i. spieth with an outstanding round of 64. and currently sits at 16 under. >> thank you very much. do stay with us on al jazeera. we have another full bulletin of news for you right ahead.
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>> an agreement is reached in syria. to deliver aid to the people of madiya on monday. welcome, you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program as police break up a far right protest over the new year violence in germany, angela merkel calls for stricter laws on asylum seekers. opposition protesters throw petro bombs over a deal with serbia. back behind