russia says it's withdrawing the main part of its military force from syria and focussing on diplomacy, as geneva talks head into the second day hello, this is al jazeera, live from doha. also ahead - myanmar's parliament begins to vote to pick the next president refugees stranded in greece make a desperate attempt to cross to the macedonian side before the t rex, a pre-relevant - a dinosaur
providing insight into one of the jurassic era's top predators russia's president vladimir putin says his troops will begin their withdrawal from syria in the coming hours, this as u.n. brokered talks aimed at ending the fighting heads into the second day in geneva russian air strikes in syria allowed the syrian government to regain lost ground and killing hundreds of people. now it appears they are coming to an end. vladimir putin says they achieved what they came to achieve. back in september. that was helping syrian president bashar al-assad fight what he calls terrorists. >> i believe that the goals set out in the ministry of defense and the armed forces has been fulfilled. that's why i ordered the minister of defence, as of tomorrow to start the pull out of the main part of the military grouping to the syrian government. >> the syrian government was told about the decision.
a statement said it was a joint one. the syrian opposition is gorgeous. the taming was significant. made at the same time as u.s.-led talks from going on. the message - it's their term. >> diplomacy was to intensify settlement in syria. it should be well we believed that we end undercut the infrastructure. and destroy much of the infrastructure. the fight against terrorists is going to condition. >> moscow will keep control of an air base in the area. >> it's a good timing, because of the talks. air strikes declined. pulling out the air forces will not have much of an effect on the battle. plus, vladimir putin made clear that russia will keep access to their bases so it can come back
in the future. it was expensive, but it might have brought russia something priceless. they used military force. more importantly they did it as part of creating a diplomatic process, where russia cochairs the political process with the united states, which is a dramatic increase in russian power and influence over this process. a military pull back from russia does not mean there'll be progress in talks on syria. there are many other players in the war, and many of them are on the ground willing to fight voting has begun in myanmar's parliament to choose the next president. the constitution bars nobel laureate aung san suy kyi from the role. her national league for democracy party won overwhelming majorities in both houses in the election. the party's pick is a long-time confident of sue chi and is
expected to beat the other candidate from the military. wayne, who is then likely to become president? >> it seems that the man that wants to become president will become in the next hour or so. a man close to the leader of the national league for democracy. that has caused friction once again between the n.l.d. and the military, which, of course, remains a powerful political force. he is a 69-year-old, yes close to aung san suy kyi. they went to school in yank gong and he is important to her. they haven't given up hope that aung san suy kyi could become president. they may push to change the
constitution within the next 12 months. if successful they need someone to stand aside. >> fl that happens what will her role be. >> she stated that she would be above the position of president, and loss not clarified what that will be. that she would be running the presidency, if voted into the presidential position in the next hour or so, will be a proxy president. she has not gone into detail about what the role will be. it is a position that doesn't exist at the moment, and no doubt lot cause friction with the military. that will enable her to be a head of state, travel the world meeting with other world
leaders, and basically fulfil the role of being the president without having the title. >> many thanks. wayne hay in bangkok. north korea's leader says pyongyang would conduct nuclear warhead test soon. it will test the ability to carry nuclear war heads. the move has been made in ha climate of heightened tension tonne the korean peninsula. police in turkey intervened in two separate demonstrations in istanbul monday night. people gathered to protest the car bomb attack in ankara. they called for governments to resign. police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse the crowds. >> the turkish prime minister is almost certain that the fighters are behind the attack in ankara.
37 people, including two attackers died when a car bomb exploded at a busy transport hub. >> in ankara, a palpable sense of worry and visceral sense of fear. residents were reeling from the second such plast to rip through the heart of that city, in less than a month. and the third of the attack to hit the capital. >> they were serious, and almost certain findings, but, of course, this will be unveiled after the investigation is complete. in all, over 200 have been killed, in a string of suicide bombings in turkey since last summer. >> turkey, i can say is under immense threat from various
state and non-state actors. the crisis in syria put turkey at odds with russia, syria as a state, and some other countries in the region, as well as nonstate actors, and these terrorist organization are all around. on the one hand, islamist d.a.e.s.h. on the other with fallout from the civil war, turkey is fighting two conflicts at the same time. one, as part of the u.s.-backed coalition against isil, the other from the outlawed kurdistan workers party and p.k.k. a group and a terrorist organization of turkey and its allies. no single recent attack highlighted how complicated the
situation in turkey had become. 29 people were killed, most members of turkey's military, when a convoy of buses was targeted. a small group claimed responsibility. turkey's government blamed the bombing on a syrian force that worked with the u.s. in the battle against isil. turkey's officials accused the group of being a syrian affiliate of the p.k.k. with a fragile truce, a conflict that began in 1984 and led to the loss of tens of thousands of lives are reignited. a conflict designated as terrorism. and will go what understood to be done to protect the citizens of turkey. with the isolation, there's growing concern about the state of security.
while the shock persisted, the clean-up continued and shops began to open. if some were trying to restore a sense of normality. others prosecutor left wondering if they must adjusted to a new normal hundreds of refugees that waded across a river on the greek boarder are held by macedonian police. most where thousands were stranded after the boarder was closed. >> desperate to continue with a journey northwards. at the boarder of greece and macedonia. young men helping women, children, hundreds successful with many of them holding children. as they waded across. >> we have no option but to go
on. we have children and don't have a basic service. no toilets, nothing. it's confirmed about 4,000 refugees that breached the boarder with greece. children left the sprawling camp in the greek village. they walked along the boarder in the hope they find a way into mass gownia. this is what was left behind. it was becoming a by-word for misery. humanitarian agencies offer a place to sleep for some. they are pitched. >> for these people, days of rain fall added on to the misery. they live and offer them little protection from the rain and
cold. >> to stay warm, pieces of plastic and clothes. the children are sick, they have no tent, no assistance. >> health workers say they have treated more than 100 children. >> most now have respiratory diseases. some call it a lower respiratory disease. and a few diseases. >> it's the case of a nine-year-old girl testing positive for hepatitis a that has workers worried the most. >> what we don't know and are worried. the vaccination status of the children. coming from an area, the vaccination is not complete or they are undervaccinated.
we can have some sporadic case of vaccine preventible disease. >> they say they are planning a vaccination campaign for all the children in the camp. >> from the greece macedonian boarder. >> just ahead, egypt has decided to let his currency slide. we find out wide. >> and we are in the bellwether state, a must-win for republican hopefuls. we'll be right back. teaching the youth on the front lines. working towards a better future. >> this is one of the most important sites in the century. >> proudest moment of my life.
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hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. russia's president vladimir putin says he's ordered the withdrawal of the main part of the country's forces from syria. the military began an air campaign in september. supporting syrian president. most of the military's goals have been achieved. myanmar's parliament is about to vote in the next president. three candidates, including a long-time confidante of aung san suy kyi are in the running. the constitution bars aung san suy kyi from the role. she says she'll run the county regardless after days trapped on the greek boarder, hundreds of refugees wading a river to cross into macedonia to egypt - signs of economic and political hardship. egypt's central bank devalued its currency in an attempt to ease a shortage in the u.s.
dollars. it could help the treasury but could cause price hikes. italy's chief prosecutor arrives in cairo to investigate the killing of an academic. the european parliament expressed concern that egyptian security forces were involved in the death. and justice ministers lost their jobs after making a comment about mohammed. he said that he would gaol prophet muhammad if he brokening the law. the egyptian professor said the economy is in need of help. the economy is a desperation move by the cc government. it's a government that came into power and prommed an economic revival.
and that has not happened. abdul fatah al-sisi's provide project, the nick suzuki canal has been a failure. not only have revenues from the nick suzuki not increased. they have decreased substantially year over year. additionally, i referenced the human rights atrocities, acts of police brutality, mass killings in the streets. these are the things that have shunned tourists, and we have to remember that egypt relies on tourism revenue. back in october. this was a significant incident, a russian passenger jet was shot down. the egyptian government response, spokesperson to the interior ministry was to suggest an conspiracy against egypt.
since that time tourism revenues decreased dramatically. they lost hundreds of millions. so this most recent move was a desperation move the israeli army came after opening fire. the third palestinian was shot and killed after a car was rammed into the army vehicle, injuring two poem on the inside. we have this report from the occupied west bank. >> it might look carefree. the palestinian youngsters are more used to seeing violence on a daily basis. recently a 14-year-old was shot in a refugee camp in bethlehem. i was 10 meters away when they shot him. he fell to the ground, then the soldiers ran towards us. we ran away and they shot two others in the leg.
of the roughly 200 killed since the wave of attack in october. almost a quarter has been under 18. this shows a 13-year-old after his arrest. he carried out a stabbing attack. along with his 15-year-old cousin, who was shot dead. >> in some cases they were younger. this 12-year-old was arrested at the entrance to an illegal settlement. she is serving a 4.5 month sentence in an adult israeli gaol. the family have no contact with her. >> they withdraw the work permit and imposed a fine, the sentence is disproportionate, 4.5 months is a long title. when we sit down, it's different in the house. this is clearly a difficult time. at the age of 12. she's the youngest palestinian. there are around 400 others
behind bars. juveniles make up half of the 4,000 palestinians that israelis detained. for this, it is part of a disturbing cycle of events. >> they are allowed to use live ammunition. it will increase the hype in the militarized zone. chin are forced to pass through the check points, they are forced to interact through settlement and soldiers, during the daily live. it's hard to say what the long term effects will be on her and her family. nadim baba, al jazeera in the couped west bank. >> in a show of support following an al-qaeda attack on a beach resort.
18 were killed. we have this report from the scene. >> this woman was selling jewellery when she heard the first volley. still shaken 24 hours later she's come back to the hotel to check up on the women. >> translation: they were shooting at her. she was holding her baby and she fell on the ground pretending to bee dead. they moved inside the hotel. it was scary. >> reporter: the footage shows the moments staff and guests realized gunmen were storming the hotel. moments after, one of the attackers brandished a machine-gun. the assault on three beach hotels lasted for hours. we walked inside one of them. the panic and the carnage that followed is still visible. some eyewitnesss believe the attackers may have been local. >> translation: we were worried they were speaking english and
in french like we do. >> reporter: the survivors of the killings, mostly french expatriots and ivorians, left the hotel, heading for home. >> i heard what was happening, and we hid in the toilet. i waited there. i didn't want to leave. it seemed next to us people were dying. >> reporter: armed personal continued to clear the hotel. >> security forces found a suspicious device buried in the sand. they think it's an explosive device, they asked all of us to move from the beach. aing and the islamic maghreb claimed responsibility has been claimed for the attacks. french officials warned more attacks could be on the way in west africa. security forces are doing a re-enactment, trying to find clues as to what the security lapses were to ensure an attack like this doesn't happen again. this woman is looking for the
young mother on the beach, in the west bank three immigration was high on the agenda as the foreign minister visited canberra. julie bishop, his answer counterpart, said they had a positive meeting. australia is pushing iran to take back rejected asylum seekers. iran will not accept people forced to return. >> i've also discussed matters of concern to australia. iran's recent test, we have discussed human rights issues, we had discussed issues relating to iran's reelingships with other countries in the region, particularly israel, saudi arabia and in yemen. overall, it's been a very positive discussion. we have touched on issues of
concern to australia, particularly on defeating the people smuggling trade, and issues of illegal immigration into our country. >> in the u.s. presidential candidates are touring states ahead of an important round of primaries on tuesday. special attention to ohio. that state voted for the candidate who became president every time since 1964. kimberley halkett reports scott and his family have been working the 400 heck tare corn and wheat farm for five generations. like the commitment to farming, political views changed little. >> there's a lot of business in the state. it's agricultural, conservative. there's a lot of electoral votes up for grab. i think that amount of electoral votes could sway the election. >> he has not decided which candidate to support. tuesday, when the republicans and democrats hold their
nominating contest. scott said he'd vote for a conservative candidate. ohio's population is not rural. two-thirds are concentrated in cities, and many votes on the sit end of the political spectrum raj is one of them. growing up in a rural part of the state and moved to the city as a young man. the move shaped the political view, the vote for a democratic candidate because he believes the party's platform is more inclusive. >> you look across the aisle and you see a party that's widely discriminatory against minorities, against women, against people with disabilities. america is a diverse place now. it's a place that is filled with a number of different groups. the polarizing political interests make ohio one of a
handful of what is known as a swing state. candidates battle for the support of each and every voter. lately ohio is a political battle ground for another reason. over the weekend a protestor stormed the stage. it's a reason the governor of ohio is hoping the primary is where he'll establish himself as the alternative candidate. >> a lot of national republicans have been saying, you know, i can't do that, i'm the only person that can win ohio. if i don't win ohio, trump has the nomination. >> trump's surge in support is a reason why democratic standards has spent millions reaching out to ohio voters. and in a state with divergent views, we know a win will come down to turn out, and which candidate will convince ohio
residents to vote the president of el salvador is considering imposing a state of emergency across the country to combat a rise in violence. the announcement came hours after the top judge called on him to use the armed forces to recover territory seized by street gangs. there are 1,400 murders in the first two months of this year. >> dinosaurs came in all shapes and sizes, none as well-known today as the massive tyrano saur us relevant. a recent discovery shedding light on how the species evolved. sault ste marie reports. >> mighty tyrana sorus relevant. scientists believe it could an eat an animal the size of a gorilla in one bite. scientists referred though it as
pre-rex. a discovery revealed by scientists sheds new light on the resolution. as explained by one of the researchers. >> they have to get smart before they get big, and with the evolution of t rex. this was 100 year end revolutionary journey. >> the dinosaur lived at the end of the period suggesting that it lived longer for the brain to evolve than the brawn. >> basically it had all of the advance senses that t rex had. keen hearing, eyesight and smell. and this evolved in a smaller creature, and basically where the equal opportunity became available and becoming the giant superpredators. they were prepared and the only thing that would bulk up was an
increase in side. researchers say the tyrana saur us's growth happened suddenly. what triggered it is a mystery there's more video along with the latest news and analysis at the website aljazeera.com. >> he's always looking out for you, it is part of his dna. >> "america tonight" remembers. jay la monica. our program is different tonight as is our world. a little dimmer as we mourn the loss of a very dear part of the "america tonight" team. so many people you never see a