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we didn't get those infected from the government to just shoot him soon turned into a battle front for the nigerian government tried out yet why. the torrijos for abducting more than two hundred schoolgirls the killing the displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origins of bloody rise of oku iraq at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera where ever you are. tens of thousands of survivors of the iran iraq of quite face a desperate future as the government scrambles to provide aid.
you know i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up tense times in zimbabwe zanu p.f. accuses the army chief of treason after he threatens to intervene over the president's party pudge. frankly i had no recollection of this meeting. the u.s. attorney general changes his story but insists he did not lie to congress about contacts between the russians and trump's campaign. and this information and manipulation of social media caused global internet freedom to decline for its seventh year in a row. our top story thousands of iranians are enduring a second night sleeping outside in freezing temperatures after their homes were
destroyed in sunday's powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border an earlier report that five hundred thirty people have been killed is now been revised down to more than four hundred thirty almost all of them in iran but many victims have been buried without the knowledge of the authorities so the real figure could be much higher the number of people injured in the seven point three magnitude quake now stands at almost eight thousand the quake destroyed more than twelve thousand homes leaving some seventy thousand people homeless was hit was the iranian town of sound where former president mahmoud ahmadinejad ordered the construction of many low income housing projects they've barco reports. terms line the main road into the city of kermanshah hardest hit in sunday's earthquake more than one hundred aftershocks followed by the survivors now feel safer living in the open with belongings salvaged from their ruined homes. all of
a sudden we started to feel shaking we tried to take shelter next to the wall but then left our building immediately one of our neighbors died and my brother was injured. when we felt the quake my wife and i took cover we managed to rescue our son but my wife fractured her back the seven point three magnitude quake lasted only four minutes but struck with immense force when it was over hundreds were dead thousands injured and vast sections of this city destroyed. further afield more than two thousand villages and seven more cities were also hit twelve thousand homes flattened. we've lost everything in the earthquake we hope the authorities will live up to their responsibilities and help us. the iranian president hassan rouhani arrived in the region promising to support those affected by the earthquake . rescue operations are over the dead are being buried and now the daunting task of
rebuilding homes and lives begins the. zimbabwe's ruling party says it will never succumb to pressure from the army and as one the military chief against meddling in politics on monday general constantino chiwenga said the army was prepared to intervene if the purges continue within the zanu p.f. party since then four tanks have been seen on a road outside the zimbabwean capital harare a witness told the voices news agency that two more tanks were parked beside the main road from harare to chinoy the zanu p.f. described monday statement by the army general as treasonable conduct. well last week gabi sacked his vice president a man who has close ties to the military many believe mugabe's wife grace is being primed for the top job and hoekstra boards. some regard it as a standoff between the old guard and the new on the one side a youth faction law to grace mugabe the wife of the long time president on the
other some of those who fought for the country's independence miniature leaders including general constantine chinwag a scene has been loyal to the ousted vice president and defense minister. you cannot benefit from these one. with the former minister of defense enough to defend. the current page which is general chiwenga spoke to reporters twenty four hours warning the military will intervene if the targeting of former war fighters continues. on account of what is. in the party must be exposed and fished out. zimbabwe's military leadership is powerful but usually stay silent not this time. the general spoke out a week after his ally. was sacked as vice president and expelled from the ruling
zanu p.f. party it's understood his ousting followed a route with the president's wife grace mugabe. when a gag was removal it's been seen as boosting the first lady's leadership. the faction dispute and the ruling party is nothing new with the ailing president forced to publicly intervene last year when the g forty or generation forty section clashed with the war veterans within the zanu p.f. . this fractured fractured. shattered you. know mugabe is the world's oldest leader at ninety three years old having been in power for nearly forty years since securing zimbabwe's independence throughout his time in office his counted on low support from the military the army has always maintained it would only support candidates to succeed him who food in the
independence war. crisis fifty two year old wife it's not new veteran the latest is pushing roma grabbing a difficult position ahead of the zanu p.f. conference next month. now lebanon's absent prime minister has tweeted that he'll return home from saudi arabia in the coming days saad hariri also called for calm and said his family would remain there earlier harry we met the head of lebanon's maronite church in riyadh patriarch of bashar right is the first lebanese official to visit the kingdom since hariri unexpectedly announced his resignation more than a week ago after the meeting he said he supported harry reid's regions for resigning eleven his foreign minister said saad hariri is freedom will only be proven once he returns to beirut and if saudi arabia has an issue with iran it
shouldn't punish lebanon if the. problems they can be resolved if they have problems with iran let them have these problems solved with iran iran is not lebanon lebanon is not syria lebanon is not iran we have an independent foreign policy where the end terrorist of lebanon comes first. a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside a camp used by security forces in southern yemen at least six people were killed several others injured in the attack which happened in the port city of aden i sill has claimed responsibility for the attack meanwhile yemeni officials say the saudi led coalition has bombed the airport in the capital sana'a which is controlled by the hoofy rebels say the runway and ground navigation tower damaged but the u.n.
says most of the airport is intact and can receive aid shipments when saudi arabia loosens the blockade imposed on the country eight days ago well the conflict in yemen has cost thousands of people to flee the country seeking safety in djibouti but poor conditions at some refugee camps means basic needs are not being met for most people going to do is one camp in the port town of. motive because it comes in the town of. his home to one thousand two hundred yemeni refugees just last year six thousand refugees lived here most of them have moved out of the come due to what they call harsh conditions here and have rented accommodation in the tunnels or in the capital djibouti now it's only the poorest of the poor those who cannot afford to live outside the company have been left to complaining of issues such as shortage of food they say they do not receive enough food russians but us still thankful for the security they have here in the past few days the dilution motional
refugee agency also reduced that a dozens of refugees who have come from different parts of yemen particularly in the south now we spoke to a family all five of the tunnels which is under the control of both the fighters and they say they were forced to flee due to a most of insecurity and also a shortage of fuel food and medical supplies. u.s. attorney general has been defending himself against allegations he misled congress of the contacts between the russians and members of donald trump's campaign team jeff sessions was testifying before a house judiciary committee hearing he said he now recalls a meeting in march two thousand and sixteen with a former campaign adviser in which they discussed a possible meeting with the russian president vladimir putin. has been listening in to that committee hearing and joins us now from washington d.c. so sessions appears to have changed the story. right but he maintains he's never
allowed in previous congressional testimony his argument is look the truck campaign was a brilliant chaotic campaign in his words he had very long days he met very many people had very many conversations and he forgot about that particular conversation with george. who has now testified to the special counsel that after meeting with. he proposed arranging some kind of meeting with putin and trump. says having seen the reports about that his memory has been dropped i would like to address recent news reports regarding meetings during the campaign attended by george papadopoulos and carter page among others frankly i had no recollection of this meeting until i saw these news reports i do now recall that the march twenty sixth meeting at the drop out tell mr papadopoulos attended but i have no clear recollection the
details of what he said at that meeting after reading his account into the best of my recollection i believe that i wanted to make clear to him that he would not. represent the campaign with the russian government or any other foreign government for that matter so what's been the response to reports of a possible clinton investigation by the committee. reports emerged overnight that the department of justice is considering appointing a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton and it has to be said to have long been allegations associated with hillary clinton for example her relationship with the clinton foundation and what effect that might have had on her decisions as secretary of state nothing's ever been proven but they're always there questions about this sort of thing as you can imagine republicans on that house committee were rather cheered by this in fact many would say was about time when this is actually going to happen democrats and many others are actually less enthusiastic
about the prospect of donald trump's department of justice appointing a special prosecutor to investigate it it's best to get his defeated electoral opponents and it led to one question from a democrat that went like this is it proper for a leader in a functional democracy to retaliate with the criminal justice system the political opponents the implication being that all trump is leaning on the d.o.j. to try and prosecute hillary clinton. rejected any notion like that he said it would be improper for the president to lean on the independence of the d.o.j. and said any any decision on appointing a special prosecutor to investigate hillary clinton would be made on the merits of appointing a special prosecutor all right thank you very much in washington d.c. . you know watching a much more still to come for you. war crimes being carried out by forces loyal to the renegade general. i'm down there in bolivia despite
strong efforts to wipe it out child labor is a reality is illegal. how i was there were plenty of storms banging away across central parts of the mediterranean this area a cloud has been swirling here for the last few days at a fair amount of snow over the alps has sunk a little bit further southward since some big and heavy downpours then to come. as we go on through the next couple of days in venice eighty seven millimeters of rain in twenty four hours but the west of weather is sinking of the southwest and you make your way down into work or food where we had ninety millimeters of rain in between that the rain has been even heaviest still with some snow they'll be some snow there over the couch as we go on through wednesday carissa could see a little bit of wintry weather quite stiff winds still very much in place you see
the heavy right still there and some of that wet weather even a latching on to the fallen off the coast of africa for the north it is generally clear and drive a single figures getting up to around thirty degrees celsius in london and paris as we go on through the next table for central areas the cool weather clear weather will continue down towards the south i'm afraid we are going to see further heavy showers and longer spells of rain as some of that weather will affect the north coast of africa so pushing down into some heavy rain along with libya. sun blessed beaches breathtaking scenery but there's another reason that draws people to cyprus it's not always easy for mixed faith couples to marry in the middle east and that's why the mediterranean island has become an ideal destination for couples and love to have
a civil marriage al-jazeera world looks at what happens when the romance cuts across religious lines cyprus island of forbidding love at this time on al-jazeera . come back you're watching out as they are let's update you on the stories making headlines thousands of iranians face another night of freezing temperatures off to sunday's powerful of quake on the iran iraq border more than four hundred thirty people are now known to have been killed almost all of them in iran. political tensions are rising in zimbabwe tanks have been spotted outside harare as p.f. is accuse the army chief of treason threaten to intervene over the president's
party pudge and lebanon's absent prime minister says he'll return home from saudi arabia in the coming days that follows a meeting between saad hariri and the head of lebanon's maronite church in riyadh. and other stories we're following the syrian observatory for human rights says it's unclear whether the strikes on a rebel held town in the north of the country were carried out by russian or syrian warplanes more than sixty people were killed in the attack at a market in the countryside aleppo but people on the ground say there were no fighters a weapons in the neighborhood osama bin job aid has more from gaza on the turkey syria border. in the hands of dust and debris rescuers trying to make sense of what happened. here strikes leveled almost an entire block of homes. a young boy is safe from the remains of his apartment. but not that i know how good this rescuer says there were
three airstrikes by russian warplanes on the crowded market of a tarp city white helmet rescuer strike to help. the majority of the casualties were children as is the case in many attacks. the warplanes hit all or homes our children died our houses destroyed we lost everything so many are dead and injured there so much damage in the area come and see i've lost many relatives. i don't know the source of the rescue workers and activists say dozens were killed and more than one hundred injured they continued late into the night to try and hear voices and dig out people who were buried alive the countryside of aleppo province is not part of the deescalation zones agreed by turkey and russia the airstrikes happened almost simultaneously as president of the gun and putin met and as the daughter borders of
their satisfaction with the way things are going in syria we're in the foolishness of the level of violence has definitely been reduced favorable conditions are being created to push forward the syrian talks under the un. but the dialogue may seem strange to syrians continuing to pull bodies from the rubble after it strikes. people from a tyrant say there were no fighters no weapons or even check post in the market that was destroyed by war planes all this as human rights advocates are reminding all warring sides the targeting civilians amounts to crimes against humanity is on the job al-jazeera. the russian defense ministry has been accused of lying after releasing what it called evidence that the u.s. is working alongside i sell it turns out the footage which showed u.s. forces covering for an eyesore convoy was in fact screenshots taken from
a mobile phone bank or a challenge is in moscow with more. when russia's ministry of defense accused the united states on tuesday of effectively collaborating with i still in syria it wasn't the first time that it had made such accusations but this time it said it had irrefutable proof photos which were put out on the ministry of defense as facebook and twitter accounts grainy drone images apparently of a convoy being left alone by u.s. forces but it didn't take too long for eagle eyed observers on social media organizations like the citizen journalists belling katz and conflicts intelligence team to see that they had noticed these images before and actually they weren't what they were training they had come from what he was one of them from a mobile phone computer game called the a c one thirty gunship simulator others from this collection of images had come from a two thousand and sixteen video put out by iraq e forces showing them attacking
a convoy leaving for lucia it didn't take long after that for the ministry of defense to delete them although they stood by their original accusations they have since subsequently admitted that this was a mistake and they're blaming it on a civilian employee at the ministry of defense and say they're launching an investigation. the u.s. based advocacy group freedom house says this information campaigns and manipulation of social media resulted in a global decline in internet freedom for the seventh year in a row the u.s. based organization says elections in eighteen countries suffered from those tactics including the united states itself governments around the world are increasingly resorting to social media manipulation venezuela the philippines and turkey are among thirty countries in point social media opinion shapers to spread pro-government news in opinions all the countries like china and ethiopia resorted
to blocking mobile internet service particularly in areas with religious or ethnic minorities like tibet jake award has more on this from san francisco. roughly half the planet is connected to the internet using it to learn new skills find work and to coordinate and organize political action information as the saying goes wants to be free but a new report suggests that governments around the world are attempting to strangle the free internet well unfortunately for the seventh consecutive year our study showcases that internet freedom has been on the client we have identified several other trends that are quite worrisome one being that more and more governments are increasingly using internet shutdowns around elections or around anti-government protests to stiffle the the scent they've also seen a dramatic increase in the number of people who are being attacked for just posting their anti-government views online the tactics for controlling our online behavior
are growing more sophisticated in china where the web is heavily censored a new social credit system called sesame credit rewards and punishes citizens for what they do and what their friends do on social media around the world governments pay for positive commentary online and surveillance is rampant. in the u.s. companies like facebook here in california have created a perfectly addictive product by appealing to our emotions and our circle of friends but in the process they've also inadvertently created a way for geo political enemies to reach across to each other citizens using some of the most advanced marketing tactics in the world unfortunately it does are the same tactics that advertisers use to help people like their products and now we see actually governments using the same methods to spread their own pro-government messages and to keep themselves in power the internet seems like a place of freedom but groups like freedom house say until we learn how to protect
transparency and factual information and clearly identify censorship and propaganda it will remain a global battleground jake aboard al-jazeera san francisco. human rights groups have filed a suit at the international criminal court in the hague accusing armed groups in libya of war crimes and crimes against humanity the accusations being made against forces loyal to renegade general hurley for have to have diaries opposed to the un backed government of national accord in tripoli the i.c.c. has already demanded have to hand over one of his commanders mahmud our folly who is accused of war crimes what we have detailed within the submission is a witness account evidence that we have been allies for from videos from speeches and just setting up the broad picture as to what what we consider is an important. issue for the i.c.c. to look at now the assy and summit has concluded in manila with
a final leaders' meeting chaired by the philippine president rodriguez to tara take regional issues like the south china sea and north korea were discussed by human rights groups are concerned that the refugee crisis and the philippines controversial war on drugs were not given a fair hearing but mcbride has more from manila. featuring prominently at this session as indeed at other sessions over the past couple of days has been the threat of north korea and its missile program at a news conference later on deter spoke about the need to be very careful now with north korea how a holocaust would be absolutely devastating for the world due to a has faced criticism from some of the visiting delegates and world leaders here especially people like justin trudeau of canada criticizing due to human rights record for his war on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives getting such
criticism here on his home turf deter responded in characteristic fashion it is. that way you'll hear of me driving down if you think it's because me when you're. if. you're not exactly what is happening in this country do tertius also pointed up some of the successes of this summit such as an agreement by the as he and members to work towards a code of conduct for settling territorial disputes in the south china sea it is an agreement that has a boast importantly the backing of china it has been a long time in coming some fifteen years to get to this stage but delegates are leaving here hoping it will provide long term solutions. but as well as economy a slip further into crisis after one of the world's major credit rating agencies
ruled that the south american nation a nation is in selective default this comes less than twenty four hours after president nicolas maduro is negotiating committee met with creditors from nine different nations in the capital caracas the government is attempting to refinance around sixty billion dollars worth of bones but ratings agency standard and poor's says venezuela has missed repayments already and is likely to do so again. now bolivia is the only nation in the world where child labor is legal in two thousand and fourteen the working age in the south american nation was lowered from fourteen to just ten years old the idea was to regulate and safeguard children in an out of control labor market in which twenty percent of children of workers but the legislation has been condemned both at home and abroad three years on daniel schreiber has been to the eastern region of santa cruz to examine the effects.
there are so many child workers in bolivia selling on the streets amidst heavy traffic or hidden in these markets that they blend in but the practice appears almost normal lady a miser is one of those striving to ensure that child labor is not excepted does not become normal. if a child wants to work catching sugarcane like their parents when they grow up that's fine but they should have the opportunity to choose because they've had an education they want to be an architect they could be an architect we shouldn't deny them the dream of being something else she's helped create spaces like this one like children working in the santa cruz markets come to study in play come to be children and the regional government with unicef backing is building schools in rural areas where most of believe years child labor is work many of them cutting sugarcane they are mostly from migrant families in low paid and seasonal work man now twenty started work when he was thirteen. kids in the countryside have always
worked to help themselves or they work when their parents a sick so they can eat. it can be difficult to get the children to school and the teachers are ms or says to the children. sometimes we have to go and get them and bring them back here for their classes is difficult because they often don't have the books or pens so we have to do what we can to improvise. these children were but now they also study with every child should receive an education is the most a fundamental right is basic it is complicated here in bolivia by many things by prejudice by tradition and by poverty. poor families need the extra income their children bring in dorothy's are reluctant to in their forces want to keep wages down the consumers demand low prices. some however to see the benefits of eradicating child labor will mean your children will be educated to live in better
conditions with better health schooling and food without sacrificing themselves physically but to live their lives as they should as children it's a message taking root in santa cruz that poverty in bolivia should not make child labor inevitable that children should be able to study and play to be children in an often harsh world. so to cruise bolivia. now police in the united kingdom are searching for a man after a suitcase full of gemstones worth more than a million dollars went missing on a train they released these pictures of a man photographed at london's euston station the case belonging to a joey deal it disappeared from a luggage rack on a train heading from london to burning in last wednesday police believe it was stolen before the train departed.
but the top stories this hour rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of sunday's powerful earthquake on the iran iraq border more than four hundred thirty people are known to have been killed almost all of them in iran that many victims have been buried without the knowledge of the authorities so the real figure could actually be higher. political tensions are rising in zimbabwe tanks have been spotted outside harare and the ruling zanu p.f. party has accused the army chief of treason after he threatened to intervene over the president's party purge zanu p.f. also warn the army against meddling in politics. lebanon's absent prime minister has tweeted that you return home from saudi arabia in the coming days saad hariri also called for calm and said his family would remain earlier hariri met with the head of lebanon's maronite church in riyadh patriotic show raw is the first lebanese official to visit the kingdom since hariri unexpectedly announced his resignation more than
a week ago. meanwhile lebanon's far minister said saad hariri is freedom will only be proven once he returned to beirut and if saudi arabia has an issue with iran it shouldn't punish lebanon if. they. if they have problems with iran let them have these problems solved with iran iran is not lebanon lebanon is not syria lebanon is not iran we have an independent foreign policy where the rest of lebanon comes first. a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb outside a camp used by security forces in southern yemen at least six people were killed and several others were injured in the attack. the u.s. attorney general has been defending himself against allegations he misled congress over contacts between the russians and members of donald trump's campaign team.
jeff sessions says he now recalls a meeting in two thousand and sixteen with a former campaign adviser in which they discussed a possible meeting with the russian president vladimir putin on that story and everything else in about twenty five minutes time i'll see them but that's after the stream which starts now. hi i'm femi had a i'm like of you al and you're in the stream live on al-jazeera and you tube today should.