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a permanent member of the of the security council. a russian veto at the u.n. security council signals the end of an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in syria. and tendernesses al jazeera live from the house a coming up an australian youth detention centers ordered to close after shocking revelations of abuse. zimbabwe's military says it's making progress in talks with president robert mugabe after the army took control. this is about giving hard working taxpayers bigger paychecks more take home pay these are given those families are struggling peace of mind the u.s. house approves the first major tax overhaul in three decades pushing donald trump closer to what would be his first big victory while in office.
russia has vetoed a u.n. security council resolution to extend the investigation into the use of chemical weapons in syria last month universe again it's found the syrian government was responsible for a chemical attack in her and show her in april eighty people died and many of them were children or diplomatic as a james bays reports from new york the veto by russia the u.n. security council on syria and one that the council's efforts to hold to account those who use chemical weapons in the country. it was a vote that sparked outrage from the u.s. ambassador and she gave this warning that the u.s. may now work outside the u.n. russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council the assad regime should be on clear notice the united states does not accept syria's use of chemical weapons as we did in april we will do it again
if we must we will defend the international standard against chemical weapons use there was drama even before the meeting began with ambassador hayley accusing her russian colleague of bad faith by refusing to enter into negotiations for some reason the phones at the russian mission aren't working we have tried to get a call with them and they've been too busy to talk to us this week and when i have tried to call the silly for some reason he's not available moments later she was able to express her displeasure in person a very public exchange of words with the russian ambassador vasoline the benzine even it seems checking his phones for her calls when the meeting started they even argued over the rules of procedure in the council. i was invoking all thirty five of the of the belittles a procedure the russian ambassador withdrawing and then reintroducing his own rival resolution this two failed to pass meaning as things stand now the
team is investigating the use of chemical weapons looks set to be disbanded. the use of chemical weapons is now a dangerous reality what is at stake here today is the very future of the international chemical weapons nonproliferation regime. there's been real division and high drama it's been a sad day for syria a bad day for efforts to fight weapons of mass destruction and a day on which the u.n. security council has really harmed its own standing as the security council meeting broke up some members were still trying to create a new compromise resolution to keep the chemical weapons mechanism going on a temporary basis there could be another vote on friday but it will now be very difficult to bridge the deep divisions that have been laid bare james by al-jazeera at the united nations as some have been given picks up the story from gaza and top
near the syrian border. there is an old saying in syria that you will commit a crime when you know there will be no punishment and that's what syrians have been telling us that the assad government knows that even if it's found out they have committed crimes which you include the use of chemical weapons on civilians there have been no replications so they have been very pessimistic from the very onset of this united nations security council meeting saying that even if the mandate is extended even if they somehow agreed they haven't to figure out a way to investigate and figure out who's responsible syrian say they already know who's responsible to do and investigate the mechanism found that the assad regime not just once but multiple times has used chemical weapons but there have been no africa actions on this regime so far the united states and its allies have accused russia of me doing more than more than one time is the tenth time that the russians have vetoed a security council resolution and in the previous nine times they were there was
actually nothing that happened since we were speaking to are angry and have been disappointed in the united nations and in the international community at large they say that the assad regime is using not just chemical weapons but can mention the weapons on civilian neighborhoods something that human rights groups have been calling as. crimes against humanity but yet this continues to go unabated crimes against syrian people are continuing with impunity and the world seems to be doing nothing about iraqi forces say they've entered the last a major i still held town in the country troops advance further into riot in the west on friday iraq has been trying to push as well fighters out of the syrian border area of anbar province for the past few weeks imran khan is the latest from baghdad this is not racing that began on the early hours of fine day morning that's an operation it's actually been going on since the vendor eleven the first town of ramallah very quickly within
about i was and they built bridges on the wheat for eighty's to go into all the alpine border crossing syria now what we're hearing is they surrounded the town of . from three sites and they've now. i mean this is gone into the center of town now with the joint operations told us that very concerned about civilian casualties and they told the isis fighters to surrender or fight and now it looks like what's going to happen is what's really in the inside of the town will find out to the rest of the town that we're not take to this to be a fight like. weeks and months to actually bring to an end this is much smaller place to expecting it to be over fairly quickly perhaps within the next day or so at least that the iraqi security forces that this is the last remaining stronghold of isis with iraq once they take in this territory i still are defeated and they're on the run an inquiry into abuse said youth prisons in australia is northern
territory has called for the closure of one of the detention centers and found what it says were quite shocking and systemic faith is that were ignored by top officials and the many as most of the inmates were aboriginal and a thomas reports. these are the shocking videos which sparked an inquiry into what was happening to children imprisoned in australia in one a boy strapped to a chair and put it another video shows a boy being picked up by a guard and thrown into his room much of the abuse happened here at the don dale prison for young offenders near darwin well over ninety percent of people detained here and elsewhere in the northern territory over recent years have been aboriginal earlier this year boys living in the territory told al-jazeera that among them the abuse was well known you know i trained last different you know if. you like they've done their corner stuff and i've seen with my noises and grew up you know.
boys again an area where they tell you what it's like you know and. so good on friday after an investigation which is lasted more than a year members of a royal commission inquiry released their report and recommendations they said they'd found shocking and systemic failures over many years which were well known and ignored at the highest levels the northern territory's chief minister said the failings were a stain on the northern territory's reputation we have been breaking our kids not building them up that has become increasingly evident through the royal commission hearings the report recommends the immediate closure of the don dale prison it says children under fourteen should only be detained for the most serious of crimes tear gas force and restraint should never be used on children and video cameras should be worn by guards to monitor their behavior but some worry the recommendations won't be enacted and don't go far enough saying so many inquiries make great
recommendations then and nothing happened you know youth detention isn't working for these young people and we do need a paradigm shift the northern territory's government says it broadly supports the reforms proposed in the report australia's prime minister. there are implications for how all australian state deal with the children this is a report into the abuse of children but in truth given that the vast majority of both of the northern territory in prisons are aboriginal this is also a report into the abuse of indigenous australians that makes its findings particularly sensitive australia has a dark history of abuse towards so-called first australians hundred thomas al-jazeera. former cambodian opposition leader sam rainsy has called on the international community to cut ties with prime minister hun sen the supreme court dissolved the main opposition party on thursday and banned within one hundred members from politics for five years that gives one sense party
a clear run in next year's election. is the return. in a one party system which is common in. a regime which is so contrary to the ninety ninety one paris peace accord so. that. clearly state that the cambodia must follow a liberal democratic lura least the system so by killing democracy in cambodia. will. provoke. the international community besides the come billion people robin pride is in panpan. the death of democracy that's what it says on the front page of the phnom penh post but it's the last major english language paper on the stands after the
closure of a fellow publication the cambodia daily a couple of months ago all part of a general rollback of civil society that it's claimed has been taking place here in recent times it's also included according to rights groups curbs on the activities of some foreign n.g.o.s at the last election three million people went out and voted for the opposition see an r.p. but you do well not to admit you were one of them under the current political climate. did you support the syrian r.p. . thank you. oh i don't know about that. we just want to have a good living and the country into developing the c n r p leadership has appealed to the international community to intervene but while there has been condemnation from abroad it's a very different international community that saved cambodia from civil war twenty
five years ago and set it on the path of democracy many would argue the united states is not the international player it used to be and the investment from china that is changing the skyline of phnom penh tells you it's the chinese that are now the biggest influence here and beijing certainly likes the way prime minister hun sen these are doing things with his emphasis on national security and stability virtues that it approves of the country it calls rather cambodia a large group of rangar refugees is on the move again trying to escape a military crackdown in myanmar hundreds are stuck in what's known as no man's land between me and my and bangladesh now this footage was filmed from bangladesh of the refugees trying to seek safety in cox is bizarre. more than six hundred thousand wrang have crossed the border since august. still ahead on out as their rights groups find evidence of war crimes during the philippine army's battle against
iceland fighters as we look at all the sun's out being this community in nepal to cope with a water shortage. has been raining heavily again in java sort of way sea and sumatra but actually the circulation most vigorous is this one over when it was over the philippines moving westward but giving largest set in paddling to get a hundred millimeters fairly typical of the biggest downpours they could be repeated the line is still there and it runs through singapore but that's what's pretty obvious that has developed into a tropical cycle of some strength and it will bring wind with it as well as what's inevitably going to be pretty wet weather and is heading for southern vietnam but not until sunday takes a lot of the energy out of the atmosphere but if you follow the train of thought as
the winds still keep giving you plenty of big showers to the middle of the philippines mindanao or maybe southern luzon. warnings are out for the strength and vigorous ness of the showers developing in a.c.t new south wales and bits of queens and this is during daylight hours of course nasa satellite showing what did happen while the risk is still there for saturday anywhere really from canberra northwards to beyond brisbane temperatures in the low twenty's but it's hail showers thunderstorms typically that could bring flash flooding even some damage now interestingly from melbourne adelaide the risk is far less it's an enjoyable middle twenty's with the sun out as the perth cooler. is captivity the only hope for china's condors. ventures deep into the mountains of western china in search of the elusive wild panda. at this time on al-jazeera.
you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. and again watching out is there a mind of our top stories russia has vetoed a u.s. led attempt to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria means the united nations team investigating the use of sarin gas will be disbanded iraqi forces say they've entered the last major i still held town in the country troops advance further into raia on friday iraq has been trying to push
myself fighters out of the syrian border area of anbar province for the past few weeks. cambodia's former opposition leaders urging world leaders to cut ties with prime minister hun sen sam rainsy is in washington d.c. with other members of the now banned r p the supreme court dissolved his party on thursday. and the center national is accusing eisel linked now to fight as and philippine government forces of war crimes during the five month battle for the city of mirai more than a thousand people were killed and another five hundred thousand displaced the report details how the minority group kidnapped and killed civilians most of them christians hostages were abused and reportedly used as human shields amnesty says filipino marines tortured some people they detained accusing them of being fighters but without any evidence at all says both sides looted large amounts of cash and
jewelry the rights group on. an investigation into whether government air strikes were proportionate and complied with international law. has more from manila. all this report of amnesty international is the very first detail briefing on what transpired in the onslaught on quantum leap in the southern philippines after apparently as internationally the theme traveled there into the camera and spoke to at least fifty civilians these abilities stopped about the use being committed by both sides and out of the philippine military this comes as no surprise because even weeks into the conflict we have been getting reports we've spoken to civilians and said that they have been abused by the mouth a group and they have been targeting christians for the worst of abuses like exit sexual assault and even being actually forcing them to commit looting and pillage all across what are we city but now it comes at a very critical time at the pie with martial law is still implemented all across
the but now the government promised to lift that. marshall would be there now by the end of december there's been since it is critical because martial law actually prevents people from coming forward and filing a complaint a lot of disabilities would spoken to also say that they are afraid to even submit a list of their missing loved ones because they do not want to be accused of being sympathizers of them out to groups this is not the first time that the conflict in the now has resulted into abuses allegedly committed by both sides the history of insurgency in mindanao of conflicts is actually is repeated over and over again and we've spoken to analysts here who say what is critical now is for the philippine military to address these allegations because men in uniform are held in high regard by the public the japanese prime minister says threats from north korea are the most serious security concerns for tokyo since world war two. these cabinets
priorities in a speech to parliament others. japan would respond to what he calls pyongyang's escalating provocation. said it's planning to buy more missile defense systems from the us. the security environment surrounding japan is so severe that it is not an exaggeration to call it the worst since the end of world war two we will pursue a proactive foreign policy with strong support of the people of north korea series of missile launches a nuclear test are absolutely unacceptable recently when u.s. president from visited japan we were able to show the world the unshakeable bond between japan and the united states that china has been under pressure to use its influence on north korea and beijing is sending its top envoy to pyongyang ties between the two allies have been strained of late north korean leader kim jong un has ignored calls from beijing to end its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile tests beijing also wants pyongyang to return to disarmament talks. was powerful and
fair to say and mafia boss of the twentieth century salvatore. has died in italy he was eighty seven it was known as the boss of bosses and he died of natural causes in the prison ward of a hospital in palmer he had been serving twenty six life sentences for murders committed between nine hundred sixty nine and one thousand nine hundred ninety two . u.s. president donald trump is a step closer to his first major legislative victory after almost a year in office the house of representatives has passed his flagship tax reform bill but it still needs senate approval committee help at reports from washington d.c. . he campaigned on winning tax breaks for ordinary americans but after nearly ten months in office donald trump has yet to score legislative victory that's going really well thank you very much so the u.s. president went to capitol hill to drum up support for his controversy tax reform
legislation in their bones the american people know they're getting a raw deal under the republican bill before passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy to restore opportunity and to help these middle income families who are struggling on this vote the yeas are twenty seven the nine is a true and while the bill passed easily in the house of representatives it still has to pass in the senate to become law and that will be a challenge that's because tucked into the senate version of the legislation is a plan to end something called the individual mandate or the requirement under the affordable care act that all americans must buy health insurance or pay a tax fine without healthy people being forced to buy insurance sick people who often can't afford it pay a larger share of the cost people who benefit from government subsidized health
care are worried units hagler is partially blind as a result of a tumor that wasn't treated in time because she couldn't afford proper health care now she does have government help it's a matter of life. you know it's it's not a maybe it's now ok well we can wait we can't wait. people. here a patient. health care isn't what's driving these changes it's politics the few days left in the legislative calendar and after nearly ten months in office this may be donald trump's last hope of delivering tax reform and dismantling obamacare allowing him to keep a campaign promise can't really help it al-jazeera washington israel says it is prepared to cooperate with saudi arabia tonight against iran its military chief told an arabic online newspaper that it's ready to share intelligence with riyadh has been heightened tension between iran and saudi arabia in recent months but once
called as a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense he says the two countries of mutual concerns on several fronts but i'm going to take you to harare in zimbabwe. is robert mugabe the man the focus of attention of the last couple of days after the military takeover on wednesday there was a lot of speculation as to whether he would turn up at the ceremony today the graduation ceremony which he attends every year shakes hands with each and every student as our correspondent saying a little earlier on a rather confusing picture coming out to zimbabwe's i'm not sure what the outcome is of the military takeover and where robert mugabe will find himself he has been under house arrest since the takeover on wednesday and south africa sent over several envoys to try and resolve the situation he's not on a horse race any more there is at the graduation ceremony.
water sources are drying up in parts of the himalayas forcing people to look elsewhere for places to live and work it's been blamed on a mix of deforestation climate change and a lack of water conservation but new technologies and irrigation might help the industry says more. from nepal's ram a chap district. these fields in the village of data around one hundred kilometers from katmandu were barren until eighteen months ago even though the soon river flowed just meters away villagers had a new way to access the water that's when so they should mandate he came to their aid he installed an irrigation system. when i first came here the store was so dry and crumbly that the only thing the locals grow it was two crops of my funder is a technician for a project run by an apart department of irrigation the department has been trying
to find a way to irrigate more than four hundred thousand hectares of land in dhaka bhandari and his team built these tanks to store water from the river below but there were more problems to tackle this finished and have electricity till three months ago and this massive solar panels were installed and these panels can be maneuvered towards the direction of the sun and the direct current that it creates pumps the water to the tank there are pipes that connect the water from the tank to the village and gravity does the rest of the work it's hoped this technology can provide a solution to a growing problem the drying up of water sources across the himalayan belt even those scientists are wary of agitating this phenomena to climate change entire villages in the pile are in danger of being forced to migrate. eighty three percent of our land is in the hills and in the mountains and most of
the areas are not yet electrified we now know we can use solar energy to tap water there is a river nearby we have no problem but in areas where springs are drying up because of climate change we can start storing water during the rainy season whenever there is a deficiency we can lift up the water. the technology does not come cheap with each sector cost around five thousand dollars today kate but it's a one time investment and farmers. have seen their lives change in a very short time eighteen months ago maggie says she was forced to work as a day laborer now she has enough vegetables to sell and greenery around the village but has not gone unnoticed it's been a fresh show houses they are happy easter to. there and climate summit is wrapping up after two weeks of talks in the german city of bond there was much speculation before the start of the conference that the promised us pull out of the paris
agreement could derail the process but this appears to have galvanized efforts to lessen the effects of global warming the clock reports from. the feelings about president trump's vowed to withdraw from the paris agreement has been met with predictable school on hair and bone but on thursday the president's representative said the window may still be open for us in gates went down the line. president trump has made clear the u.s. position with respect to the paris agreement although he indicated that the united states intends to withdraw at the earliest opportunity we remain open to the possibility of rejoining at a later date under terms more favorable to the american people the u.s. pullout is wholly opposed by a burgeoning group of american men as in state governors who came to poland to say we're still in paris agreement but together they represent six point two trillion dollars of the u.s. economy climate change we've seen the impacts that here in the united states we
have a category five hurricane hitting the floors in california and we have really horrific fires these are symptoms of climate change there's no avoiding them and that's the science and so eventually the united states hopefully sooner rather than later. it's going to be back in the process it's clear the challenges are immense for all nations of the world but this go to loan us effort was invigorated on thursday by the u.k. canada. lines to phase out coal some see it as a rebuke to donald trump and two closest allies canada is telling him that we have. a very dark. energy and it's something that belongs to the ignorant. as a symbol to the fijian presidency this traditional double. has pride of place over the top to the point being that when it comes to climate change we're all in the
same boat at the same time there's a gathering force in the fight against global warming and that's the younger generation. i mean this is. the most exciting to time to be alive. you know it's going to go down in history the time when we shifted away from . it and i want to be a part of that. nations will celebrate it approach like that making opportunity of the crisis that is climate change may not suit the white house around the world it seems it is a concept that's gaining momentum. al-jazeera. zimbabwean president robert mugabe has made his first public appearance since been put under
house arrest by the military. is attending a university graduation in the capital harare if he does say anything a little later on obviously we're going to dip in and hear what he has to say because he's been confined to his home since the military on wednesday. making significant progress in talks with the president about his future. russia's veto the u.s. led attempt to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria means the united nations team investigating the use of sarin gas will be disbanded russia has issued vetoes before to prevent council action and accountability in syria russia has invented reasons not to support a mechanism that helped create because it did not like its scientific conclusions russia has acted to obstruct these investigations many times but today it strikes
a deep blow iraqi forces say they've entered the last major eisel held town in the country troops advanced further into on friday iraq's been trying to push myself i desire to the syrian border area of anbar province for the past few weeks and inquiry into abuse of youth prisons in australia's northern territory has called for the closure of one of the tension centers of found children and teenagers were regularly mistreated inquiry says shocking and systemic failures unquote over many years were ignored by top officials cambodia's formal opposition leaders urging world leaders to cut ties with prime minister hun sen sam rainsy is in washington d.c. with other members of his party the supreme court dissolved his party on thursday and burned more than one hundred members from politics for five years. just internationals accusing philippine government forces and isolate fighters of war crimes during the five month battle for the city of merari when the thousand people
were killed and five hundred thousand displaced a large group of rangar refugees is on the move again trying to escape a military crackdown in myanmar hundreds are stuck in what's known as no man's land between me and mark and bangladesh those are the headlines the news will continue but right now it is one zero one east. ahead of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans a satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. they are the global face of wildlife conservation. and after decades of campaigning head.