days. the election. pope francis celebrates mass in the country's poorest estate. berlin film festival, iranian moirs showing how life is like amovies showing how life is lik. >> and michel platini shows injustice. >> hello there, a warm welcome to this hour of news. we begin of course in syria. where the civil war appears to be entering a potentially more dangerous phase. a wave of air strikes on schools and hospitals has left at least 50 civilians dead. the strikes hit four hospitals, two in azaz, on the turkish
border an of and two in the idlib problem province, blamed russia. doctors without borders says a hogs it supports was, quote, deliberately hit by air strikes in idlib province. these strikes come despite an agreement last week by russia and other world powers to a pause in hostilities. that deal has been further weakened in comments made by president assad in the last hour. he said a truce doesn't mean each side had to stop using weapons. more on that statement in just a moment but first this report from zeina khodr on the syria turkish border. >> reporter: there is no red line in syria's war. that seems to be the message behind the attacks on azaz near the turkish border. a school, a hospital and other
locations were hit. what the oips say oips oppositie air strike. turkey had called azaz a red line, promised not to let the town fall, because it is being threatened by the ypg, a kurdish armed group ankara calls terrorists. >> translator: the ypg has stepped back from azaz and its area. if they come any closer to azaz they will see the most severe reaction. we will not allow azaz to fall. the whole world should know this. >> attacking ypg positions inside syria to prevent further advances from the ypg and other allies. taking advantage of a russian backed syrian government offensive against the rebels across aleppo province.
the ypg and its allies rejected turkey's ultimatum, instead they are advancing. they've taken the rebel stronghold of tal raffat, and are now at the main opposition base in the northern corridor. they have been able to take ground many say because of support from russian air power. air power is not only being used in aleppo and the rebel controlled province of idlib in the west. another hospital has been destroyed, causing more casualties. provided by doctors without borders, providing services to 40,000 people. the organization called it a deliberate attack, didn't blame anyone other than activists, russian plainrussian planes res. >> since the beginning of the year at least five facilities
have been targeted in syria and many others. need for health facilities are desperate and the population relies on these to get health care. and therefore we obviously denounce when health structures are targeted this way. >> reporter: back in azaz fear is growing among the tens of thousands of syrians. for them, monday's attacks were a message. dozens of families have already left towards turkish border as azaz is no longer safe. instead it has book new front line that could trigger an even larger war. zeina khodr, al jazeera, southern turkey. >> and the u.n. special envoy to syria, staffan de mistura, has arrived, due to meet foreign minister on tuesday, suspended peace talks between warring factions earlier in february but hopes to bring parties to the negotiating table in geneva next week. as we've mentioned russia is
being blamed for those air strikes that killed almost 50 civilians. at the same time, tension between russia and turkey is escalating. there are fears that that will jeopardize the cessation of hostilities in syria itself. roisrory challands reports from moscow. >> several days across border artillery fire suggests pulling in deeper. russia has reacted angrily to the shelling. we see this as response to international terrorism and violent resolutions of the u.n. security council and turkey as a member of the international syria support group. turkey is of course a nato country and russia is aware that turkey is a potential fault line
within the alliance. >> this is very unpleasant for nato and nato will do everything to prevent it. it doesn't matter for nato or russia. but on erdogan's being determination. and adventurism. >> last week they opened their first international office in moscow. russia insists they be involved in the stalled good evening negotiations. for turkey this is out of the question. it sees any encouragement of kurdish autonomy as a exidges es threat. existential threat. if they continue to act in this manner, russia has made the
munich agreement insignificant by the statement today. >> russia has made it explicitly clear it won't stop bombing terrorist groups, even if the many conference commences. but if it keeps hitting groups for western support and if turkey keeps on shelling kurdish fighters then risk that the anticipated syrian cessation of loss tilts will be dead in the water and the regional powers in this complex proxy war might end up being pulled into outright conflict. rory challands. al jazeera, moscow. russian analyst, alex, weren't we talking about what's currently going on. what is the end game for russia here this this current escalation if wee can call it
that in syria? >> well, russia went to syria for several goals but the key objective for russia is political. the conflict in ukraine led to russia being isolated and in confrontation with a much wealthier and stronger west. and it was a position of weakness for russia so the kremlin decided to go into the middle east to syria where it could according to the kremlin's planners win militarily and come back to the negotiating table with the west from a position of strength. and that's what's ultimately the kremlin trying to pursue that. >> so in this terribly cynical chess game that we have currently going on, we're seeing hospitals and schools bein bein. a flagrant violation of international law, says the u.n. if russia is behind those strikes what is the strategy? would they say that's deliberate, that it's a mistake, how would they rationalize that?
>> well, the decision makers in the kremlin or the ministry of defense in russia, they don't care about the cost of human life, whether it's in syria or whether it was in eastern ukraine or whether it was in russian soil in chec chesh chec. up to 200,000 civilians including many ethnic russian he kin to putin or medvedev died. establishing geopolitical goals, establish the leadership in the country. unfortunately that is a very cynical way of looking at it, and that's what russia is doing. >> we heard assad's statement a little earlier this evening, saying, a cessation of hostilities doesn't mean we stop
using weapons on each other. that is a different stay than i've heard in a while. how problematic does it make the whole picture? >> it is clearly problematic because russia is not interested in a direct military confrontation with turkey, taken into context turkey is a nato state. if turkish military comes into contact with the russian military on syrian territory that would not invoke article 5 of nato. at the same time, russia doesn't want to take the conflict with the current confrontation with turkey to military level all the way through because that very much uncharted territory, everyone wants to avoid it. what russia is trying to do is buy more time in order to turn this conflict from a very multi-party conflict where you have various factions fighting within syria, into a binary conflict where you only have the government, the government
forces of assad, and the islamic state. all other informs eliminated physically or they are coerced into cooperation with one of the other informs and as a result, russia can present this to the west showing look, we do have a binary co conflict. we have assad versus the islamic state. >> i guess they have erased completely the involvement of the kurds and the ypg. it is so much more multilayered. alex, thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> ahead here on al jazeera. mass forces, why hundreds of students in india have walked out of their classrooms. hopes for peace in libya as a revised list of ministers for
unity government is named. kobe bryant's final nba all-star game one to remember. and libya has taken another step to ending the current chaos that's gripped the country since back in 2011. the presidential council has named a revised list of ministers for a unity government. now the proposal will now have to be approved by the internationally recognized parliament in tobruk. jamal el shael has the story. >> reporter: after months and months of fighting, libya's forces have now said they have established an agreement. >> taking into consideration the dangerous situation libya finds itself in. >> reporter: since the
overthrow of moammar gadhafi, libya has been in turmoil withing factions fighting for control. the u.n. backed parliament in the eastern city of tobruk and remnants of the national conference in trip tripoli. retired general hafta has been leading forces that back the government in tobruk. taking over oil fields, kidnapping and killing hostages, i.s.i.l. released video which appears to show the downing of a fighter jet. the united nations has been trying to get a plit agreement l agreement signed for years through bernadino leon. he was discredited after it was revealed he was backed by a high
paying government, unity talks sponsored by morocco, libya's politicians are now urging the world oto support the newly formed unity government. >> translator: we call on all regional powers to support the libyan people's efforts by backing this unity government. we call on the international community to do the same. >> freedom as prosperity is hoped but now the hope is that political stability will help achieve those goals. jamal el shael, al jazeera. form he president ehuud olmert is beginning aing prison
term. from 2006 olmert is the first israeli premier to be imprisoned. released this statement hours before starting this sentence. >> translator: when i was prime minister i was granted the highest responsibility to protect the citizens of israel and today i'm the one who's going to be locked behind bars. this change is painful and strange for me, i reject outright the bribery accusations against me. >> riot police have retained uganda's main opposition leader, kizza besigye. yoweri museveni has been in power now for 30 years and seeking another term. malcolm webb reports.
>> here in the capital kampala, the main opposition leader, kizza besigye, were met with tear gas when they tried to walk through the city center. police say he was held because he didn't stick to an authorized route and his diversion would disrupt businesses. but his supporters doesn't see that it way. >> the dictatorship is so scared of besigye, they can't even allow him to meet with his supporters. >> police said when they took him it was not an arrest. >> harmonize his programs with the police. >> reporter: a short while later he was released and back on the campaign trail. in thursday's poll he's running against incumbent president yoweri museveni.
he has run for 30 years and is seeking another five. this is the first time besigye has run against him. >> electoral process, all process is controlled by one candidate who therefore annoyance what he wants. announces what he wants. >> besigye's convoy didn't happy. it was stopped again. >> we meet again. >> police have just fired more tear gas. besigye is right here, his supporters are coming up this road and are met with the tear gas, he was meant to give a rally at university, jut up here, he didn't get here and this is exactly the kind of tension people were happening wouldn't arrive just days before the polls.
>> any opposition supporters here in the capital say they're tired of the government. >> we have the right to exercise our freedom. we go to school, we don't have the job. >> campaign rallies are meant to end at dusk. at that point, police towed besigye's car to the police station with him in the car. he was later released. many are left wondering if this will bring more violence. malcolm webb, al jazeera, kampala, uganda. a series of grenade blas the iblastsin burundi's capital buj. u.n. says 432 people have been killed and more than 230,000 people have fled to neighboring countries.
now mental health care in england is so poor and underfunded that lives are being ruined. that's according to a report from the national health service, so just how bad is the problem? according to the report, one in four people will experience mental problems every year and 75% of those who do experience a problem receive no help whatsoever. those who experience severe mental health problems can experience on average 15 to 20 years shorter life span than healthy people. trying to deal with the problem is costing the nhs almost $40 billion a year. navy barker reports. neave barker reports. >> alice evans has a mental disorder that affects her moods around thoughts. >> it was very, very frightening and i started hearing things and seeing things that weren't there and i felt very threatened. >> alice was eventually
diagnosed with schizophrenia and anxiety disorder. needed support to get what she needs. >> there was only one psychiatrist in the area i was living in covering, i don't know how many people i was living in. no mental health care for people under 65 and they still don't have scriforts as far as i can i can tell because they don't have the means to do so. >> in this age of seng cut spens and this age of austerity, this new report says the situation is too critical to ignore. its findings paint a bleak picture of england's mental health services. 4477 people on average are killing themselves each year. 47% of areas provide no service at all for postnatal mental
problems. black african and other men are held in different groups, the report says 1.7 billion is what's actually needed. paul farmer who oversaw the report is calling for urgent action. >> poor mental health costs the economy in u.k. over 100 billion pounds. ruined as a result of not getting the right kind of help at the ride time. the larger cost to the economy feels like a force economy. >> reporter: government ministers and health service bosses have promised to overcome the inequality. mental health issues, sufferers reform is only part of the struggle.
neave barker, al jazeera, london. >> india's high court is set to decide whether a student arrested in new delhi should be charged with sedition. divya gopalan reports. >> classes are boycotted but students and professors showed up in force on campus. classrooms remain empty. hundreds gather to protest against the arrest of their student union president on sedition charges. >> free to express their opinions, and that is the way it is at every sthoout. flute. flute. >> to mark the anniversary of the execution of a being
protester. >> a decision that angered many on campus. >> we are extremely anguished by this. he hasn't done anything by this. whatever it takes, we are going to continue the struggle. >> protests are held at the university on adaily basis. there have been is warnings from right wing politicians ahmed shah said, every action we take is to protect our country and any antiindian activity will not be tolerated. this violates indians right to protest. >> it is an attack on democracy and that is why we are finding that more and more people are coming out in support. >> the government's actions are seen by many as part of a growing intolerance here, since
prime minister narendra modi bjp party came to power in 2014. dozens of universities across the country have held their own rallies to show solidarity with these students. they say it's become a national issue because whatever happens here not only affects the student's abilities to express their views but also every citizen's right to freedom of speech. divya gopalan, al jazeera, new delhi. >> the pope has been given mass in one of mexico's most impoverished states, chiapas. five day vista pontiff didn't shy away from political issues. he demands the social exclusion of the indigenous people. john holman reports on chiapas on why it has the lowest
percentage of catholics in the country. >> father marcel loots more like a freedom fighter than a catholic priest. chiapas priests say their place is outside the church with the forgotten and desperate. now pope francis is visiting chiapas, drawing the attention to the three quarters of mostly indigenous population who live in poverty and to priests like marcelo, and local politician he who often act more as feudal lords. >> corruption has impoverished the population. because they are exposing that
they want to kill me, put a price on my life. first it was 100,000 pesos and now it's a million pesos. >> in 1994, an army of indigenous farmers called zapatistas rose up against the state, creating their own is autonomous area. a good example of these houses, authorities built thousands of them for indigenous people but they lack services and the land for crops and to keep animals so virtually no one moved in. investment is also focused on mega projects to exploit the state's natural resources. >> translator: the government is working with the sector that wants to open areas for extraction for control not for the poor. in that way the pope's visit
comes to give hope to those below and to say to those above don't always win. >> reporter: that's a message that priests like marcelo have been preaching for years. now three the top man on their side. john holman, al jazeera, chiapas. >> coming up this news hour, we'll look at what happened to thousands of children who disappeared in the last two years after coming to europe. also ahead, why a baby is at the center of a protest over australia's slum seeker policy. plus. >> i'm pall reese in norway where kenya's first professional skier is setting her sights on olympic glory. c glory.
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york. >> at 7:00 - "news roundup". tony harris gives you a fast-paced recap of the day's events. >> this is the first line of defense. >> we have an exclusive story tonight. >> then at 8:00 - john seigenthaler brings you the top stories from across america. >> the question is, will these dams hold? >> and at 9:00 - >> i'm ali velshi, on target tonight... >> ali velshi on target. digging deeper into the issues that matter. >> i'm trying to get a sense for what iranians are feeling. >> welcome back. a quick reminder now of the top stories here on al jazeera. united nations says close to 50 civilians have been killed on missile attacks on medical facilities and schools in northern syria. u.n. special envoy to syria,
staffan de mistura, arrived in damascus. presidential candidate kizza besigye was held by police in uganda. what to do with unaccompanied children arriving in europe over the past year. euro pol poleuropol says more cn simply vanishing from the seam. some are believed to have left sweden to claim slum in norway and finland. other vanished from transit camps because they want to avoid deportation living on the street or falling victim to tos to gan.
mohammed jamjoom reports. >> reporter: in sweden's capital you find them all over. on the margins of society, these unaccompanied minors are running from the system while hiding in plain sight. for three days every attempt we made to interview these children was met with fear. some questions were answered tar from the camera. other questions were greeted with first skepticism and later with hostility . by night police watch out for them. by day, social workers look out for them. >> i cannot really understand that some of them try oavoi to i us. when theavoid us. this is a way to offer them
support. >> ellen works specifically with moroccan street children, and the risk is higher than ever for more to fall into the hands of gangs and traffickers. >> they end up in this sort of legal limbo, where they have no future. they can't make sense of life. and why stay in a system that eventually will expel you? what is the point of that? so a lot of them actually choose, they choose to leave. >> reporter: the past year has seen tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors arrive in sweden. the issue of what to do with them has become an extremely trociacontroversial one as anti-refugee sentiment is growing. it's easy i would guess for
children to either in the system flee or go missing as well. >> yes. we don't jail children because they are children. we have the u.n. charter of children's rights, and we have to deal with different children different absorbs and different ages in different ways. >> some he says should be placed in locked detention facilities like this one just outside stockholm where we find sofian. the 18-year-old moroccan whose identity we are hiding for his protection thought life would get better when he arrived in sweden two years ago and was placed in a refugee camp. >> i was put in school and i learned a lot of swedish in a short time but then i was refused and i was shocked. >> twice more he applied and twice more he was reject. he ran off.
petty crime was the only way he could make ends meet. >> translator: they are writing in the papers here that moroccans are criminal. but they are not doing it to hurt others, they are doing it so they can survive. >> reporter: words echoed by so many others on the streets of stockholm. kids and teenagers out of options having no idea where they should go even as they try somehow keep going. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, stockholm, sweeten. >> lets get more of this, joining us live from brussels, leila thrvetionil anailana keit. thank you for joining us. what happens to them when they find themselves in this situation? >> well, these children are considered undocumented migrants
or irregular migrants so sometimes they're on their own as in the case of some of these children that have gone missing. but often we are talking about children who are then living with their families or other caregivers in the community and they face a lot of discrimination and they are some of the most at risk of poforts y and exclusion. >> sorry to interrupt you lilana, sorry, are there other children that aren't in the system or maybe start in the system and somehow fall outside of it, because they are too afraid to be in the system or maybe for other reasons? >> yes, absolutely. what we see are a lot of the reasons that children are undocumented is because their status is linked to their parents. they lose their status because they have a work permit or a
residence permit. they become undocumented the child becomes undocumented. undocumented minors, although they have not migrated anywhere but they have been born to undocumented migrants in the country. >> lilana, is the u.n. policy failing these children? it does look at this point that we could do an awful lot better. >> definitely, there is the eu side of things but the national governments, some are regulated at eu level and others at national level. we see throughout the whole process, not in a tension, children are treated as luggage of their parents, and this isn't in any way adapted to take consideration of their best interest and their rights as individuals. >> and lilana, does this mean that when children are going through this process, if they manage to go through it at all, in a sense they are treated as
omigrant first and then a child, if you like? >> very much so million the status has been first and they try and fit a child into particular boxes but don't treat child as a child first and foremost with specific needs. >> lilana keith joining us on skype from brussels. thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. >> our case of disappearing child refugees, continues on tuesday with another report from my colleague, mohammed jamjoom. >> coming up on tuesday i gain exclusive access to a center for unaccompanied child refugees in mamo sweden where aid workers say the children in their charge remain as vulnerable as ever. now a baby girl who suffered serious burns at an off shore refugee camp is at the center of a row. doctors have refused to
discharge 1-year-old asha, departed back to the island nation of naru. naru is used as part of the off shore detention policy, andrew thompson reports from brisbane. >> inside this brisbane hospital is the baby whose situation has come to symbolize, personalize everything that is controversial about australia's policy towards refugees. this crowd protestors of three or 400 more people, are here to protest her parents being deported to naru. immediately deported to the pacific island of naru, there the mother got pregnant. australia does bring people who need serious medical attention back to australia. the baby was born here but the parents and baby were returned to naru.
in january of this year the baby had an accident, boiling water was poured on her and she was brought by air ambulance back here. the government would like to send her back to naru but the doctors and nurses don't want the maybe dharnlgd, the dischart her sent bang to naru. natasha you know the mother very well, you were working with save the children on naru. how is the baby? >> the baby is doing well, thankfully, steeples have healed quite well. the plotting is overwhelmed. shmother ising overwhelmed.she .
>> why won't the staff in hospital discharge her? >> they're saying she doesn't have a safe home to go to. and i guess that's what a doctor would do with any child, if any child was collect into a hospital and they didn't have a safe home to go to, they wouldn't discharge her until she did. we're waiting for baby asher to have a safe home to go to. >> thank you, inside the hospital here, this protest began on saturday and has grown in numbers every evening since then. the people here say they won't leave here, it will be a permanent presence here until they get a guarantee that the baby won't be deported to naru. there are others who stand to be deported to naru. australia's prime minister on plormonday, said every case woue dealt with compassionately but he didn't want to definitive any
offensive to people smugglers to bring more people to australia. the implication there is giving exception to a baby even would incentivize people smugglers. on the one hand australia has no exception, on the other, it says babies and those with medical needs will be dealt with compassionately. hard to square that circle. >> oil prices are hurting oil rich nations across the globe and nigeria is one of those nations. now nigeria has to look at other ways to make money. ahmed idris reports from near the town of dora. >> a farmer all his life. at the end of the rainy season he comes out here to work on a small holding. he grows tomatoes, pepper and other veg tablet. he's one of the lucky few to
have this leave even if it's for six months. the land here has been abundant for over a decade but these days it is fierce competition for it. dam is close to completion. >> if the dam is completed this will open up a lot of areas for cultivation. we are squeezed into this tiny place because everyone want to be close to the water. >> he says they get no support from the government. he saw the government start the dam nearly two decades ago. most of his structures are in bad shape because of the lack of putting them into use. the country swam in oil revenues. this dam is floan meant to ig ge thousands oirrigatethousands of.
he waited for the project to reach his farmland. he can't afford the fees and doesn't have the right connections to rent a plot close to the dam. from time to time he comes to the empty reservoir near his village hoping for a miracle. be the. >> translator: for 16 years>>s not a single drop of water came this way, there is lil the government can do to change our lives. >> says this dam project and many others like it will be completed. but the farms here say they will only believe it when they see the project up and running. mohammed idris, al jazeera, nigeria. all the latest news,
feels he still has a full life in football. after the session with fifa's appeals committee, platini said he was happy with how the session went. $2 million payment from former president, 10 blatter. sepp blatter. >> then prepare for the euro 2016. there are important things that need to be done. i haven't worked in several months. >> saint germaine director expressed his concern over statements ivorian has apologized but the club has
opted to suspend him. >> translator: to think that two years ago, i really fought with the management to bring this boy to paris and i think that given what i saw yesterday this is thanks i get and i think it is pa they haddic. >> oriel won't be involved in the game against chelsea. two round of 16 games coming up on tuesday. st. petersburg in the first round. two months due to the russian league's winter break and some bad news for chelsea for their trip to france. kobe bryant has won the last all-star game of his career. the l.a. lakers guard is retiring at the end of the season after 20 years in the nba. helped to lead the western conference to victory. richard parr reports.
>> reporter: kobe bryant, lebron able to overtake kobe as the all time leading scorer in this game with 291 points. >> get that opportunity to work with a great man you just have 71 with it. i know it's been overwhelming for him over this year, and our fans across the world you know, here in the states and here in toronto, as well, have just been paying so much respect, it's all well deserved. >> five time nba champion bryant managed points in the first game outside the united states. >> playing with those guys laughing and joking with them on the bench. and i got a chance to stop pal on the post, for what he did to me when chicago came to town but all those things are fun. i had a great time, great great time. >> jamal rosen showed off tricks
to his fans. steph curry. >> kobe means something to everybody as a basketball fan, or us as players. how he inspired you, myself growing up. >> russell westbrook, 31 points for west. >> any time being able to be in the history books always means something to me. man i'm just thankful to be able to play the game of basketball and being that game like this is something like i said before i never take for granted. >> 12 months ago, paul george missed the game with a broken leg, this year, 41 points for east. it wasn't enough as the western conference won the game, 196 to 173 and gave one last all-star victory for kobe bryant.
richard parr al jazeera. the winter olympics are ongoing in the norway city of lilihammer. one kenyan is make history for her country, as paul reese reports. >> reporter: the warmup has been done hundreds of years before but never for arace like this. sabrina is the first kenyan alpine skier. at the youth like gains in norway. the biggest moment of the 17-year-old's career coming in the super-g competition. distance has put kenyan sports on the map. the moment is gone in a 90 kilometer an hour flash. she whereas born in nairobi. at the age of 3, moved to
austria, where her stepfather ran a ski lift. she is a star in east africa. >> they are all really excited because they never seen a kenyan girl skiing. i'm the only one in kenya, yeah it's an amazing feeling to stand on the start, and i hope to make a good performance and not just because i'm from kenya. i want to ski really good and to make my best. >> got top half finishes in her first races in lilihammer. already setting her sights much higher. could become the first kenyan woman to compete at the senior games. the only other previous winter olympian strapped on his skis.
he says samada is different. >> when i started it, i started it at one years old. but you can imagine now, sabrina she was lucky that she started at three years old. i'm seeing a medal coming even if we missed it in 2018 because it is too close. i don't see why in 2022 we don't get a medal. >> things looking up for kenyan skiing two years after broke the model amold as a competitor. that's it for sports, hand you back to julie in london. >> andy, thank you. iranian film makers are making their mark with gritty stories of films at home. films from iran have a good track record, won the top price
twice in the past five years. nadim baba is there. >> reporter: they're young and behind bars and forgotten by society. the teen aged girls in starlit dreams have committed serious crimes. the director says it's tragic that many would prefer to stay in the correctional facility than go back to their families. >> if you show their pain their dreams their -- what they think, we can try to solve our problem with us and our children. and i think we can live in better world. >> another iranian production
showing in berlin is fictional but based in reality. lanturi is a name of a street gang in tehran, that carried out crimes. in tbreain 2015, the golden bear actually went to an iranian film. this year there are four iranian films showing, it is a sign of an industry that is growing in starstature and diversity. 2011 with a separation was a turning point for iranian movie makers. >> many iranian movies are trying to follow his base and to bring some tense nervous movies which reflects the current life of iranian iranians usually in
the big cities usually in the middle class and to show how they try to survive under very severe economic problems. >> reporter: well, whether they're documentaries or fiction, these films offer a rare insight into the complexities of life in iran. nadim baba, berlin. >> united arab emirates first ever minister of state for happiness, took office. she is one of seven women named to a post in a 29 member cabinet. uae was above the united kingdom and below belgium. you can find out much more on our website about the stories we are following. top story about those air strikes in syria. there will be plenty of analysis there too. that's it for me. i'll be back in just a moment with more of the day's news.
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>> only on al jazeera america. >> the u.n. says almost 50 civilians died in syria when four hospitals and two schools were hit by air strikes. russia is beings blamed for thee attacks. >> hello i'm julie mcdonald. this is the newshour, coming up, riot police detained the main opposition leader in uganda just two days from the presidential election. mental health care here in the u.k. and past