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and i mean this is. also coming up in the program muslim leaders declare that east jerusalem is palestine is capital and call on the world to join them. a test of the popularity of india's prime minister as elections are held in his home state. plus we speak to women who say they were gang raped by men in uniform during kenya's recent presidential election. so north korea's recent nuclear and missile tests once again the focus of regional and international leaders is the high level defense delegation from russia is in pyongyang right now in taking a u.n. secretary general and ten you could terrace has called for the unity of the u.n. security council to allow for the possibility of diplomatic engagement with north
korea. we have also the opportunity to discuss the. nuclear threat that we today face in relation to the north korea problem it is very clear that security council resolutions need to be fully implemented fully implemented by north korea first of all but fully implemented by all the other countries was role is crucial in order to make sure that the sanctions are put in place and that they achieve the resolve that we all aim which is that the nuclearization of the korean peninsula well it is time south korea's president will enjoy and will make his first state visit to china tension remains over the u.s. deployment of an anti missile system in south korea let's speak now today jim brown joins us live from beijing and adrian this is to be a multi-pronged approach right now is it likely to reach rewards.
that's right nic we were speaking about this yesterday there is an awful awful lot happening on multiple fronts diplomatically right now we've just heard from the u.n. secretary general in japan remember just last week a senior united nations official was in pyongyang for talks he left saying that the door was still a jar and now we have a meeting taking place in northern thailand where north korea's very much a theme there and now of course as i say south korea's president is here in china now the reason why the south korean president is here not just to discuss trade that's very important but it's the specter of conflict on the korean peninsula that has brought xi jinping and president moon closer together now but this is still going to be a very difficult visit i think for the south korean president because of those continuing strains over the anti missile defense system that south korea deployed earlier this year china really sees this as a threat to their national security but they've agreed to essentially agree to
disagree they put it on to one side and are trying to focus on the things where they have some common agreement now what is happening the softer noon thursday afternoon here in beijing is that a memorandum of understanding is going to be signed that's going to expand trade in theory between china and south korea but this is just a memorandum a memorandum of understanding i'm sorry it's not legally binding it's not legally enforceable it is pure symbolism now these two countries signed a free trade pact two years ago but in many ways south korea has found itself frozen out of the china market because of those strains over third i think what she jingping is going to do is essential this he says he will say i think to the south korean president you know i can make nice with you on trade if you do for me what i need right now and that is to put pressure on the united states not to call for more sanctions against north korea because that is not going to work what i favor what we want. is a diplomatic solution and right now we are seeing
a final perhaps diplomatic flurry taking place in a number of world capitals right now and this diplomatic flurry this multipronged approach also includes a russian delegation in north korea we speak about that yesterday as well what might they be trying to achieve by going there look i think the fact that they're they they're very tall is is is a positive sign isn't it the fact that they're having meetings we're not sure with whom of course but the fact that they are there is i think a positive hopeful sign because you know many analysts you speak to nick say we are now approaching what mabel be the the best last chance for diplomacy to work as two thousand and seventeen comes to an end but at least you know the russians are now talking to the koreans we're not sure who they're talking to we have to say in pyongyang all we know is that talks are happening whether they're meaningful talks of course it's really too soon to say but the fact they're happening will i think
be seen as a hopeful sign certainly by the u.n. secretary general and certainly by the chinese because the chinese and russians have been working very much in tandem on the north korean crisis they both favor a diplomatic solution and also they favor this thing that she jinping has been pushing all along which is a so-called freeze for freeze whereby there would be a moratorium you know north korea would halt the development of its advanced missiles in return for south korea and the united states calling a hole to their military exercises which so upset the north koreans were so far the united states continues to say that is essentially a nonstarter to see how these latest initiatives unfold thanks very much indeed as your brother in beijing. more than six thousand seven hundred were hidden were killed in the month off the violence broke out to me and that's according to a survey conducted by doctors without borders according to meanwhile the official figures only four hundred its military denies committing what the u.n.
calls a campaign of ethnic cleansing in me in lines in northern rakhine state the aid groups number is based on survivors of violence from the ethnic minority sheltering in refugee camps in bangladesh six hundred forty six thousand rangers have fled the country since august at least three people have been killed in a bomb attack on the main police academy in somalia's capital suicide bomber blew himself up during a police parade inside the training camp in mogadishu officials say he was wearing police uniform the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack . was it really does have rejected u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital and the organization of islamic cooperation has declared easter islam as the occupied capital of palestine fifty seven member group denounced the american action as dangerous and a violation of international law i'm going to as this report of the hastily convened a meeting of the organization of islamic cooperation in members that applies the
palestinian state with occupied is jerusalem as its capital there was strong put emissions to both the u.s. and israel. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas declared that palestinians will no longer accept the u.s. as a mediator in the middle east peace process in his strongest statement yet since donald trump's announcement called the move a line and added the u. and to take over the peace process with. the united states chose to lose its role in eligibility as a mediator and not to have a role in the political process we will not accept any american role in the political process from now on the u.s. is biased to israel that is our position this is a major crime that requires us to come out with decisive decisions that protect the identity of jerusalem until we end the israeli occupation of the state of palestine the summit was convened by the turkish president through egypt at on a self-proclaimed champion of the palestinian calls. starman killed although i
would like to call all nations around the globe to respect international law to rise up and recognize jerusalem as the occupied capital city of the state of palestine we will never give up on our demand for a free and sovereign palestinian state the capital of which is jerusalem and as islamic countries we condemn the violence of israeli soldiers our palestinian brothers and sisters protesting the latest decision of the united states and the ones hopes of uniting muslim leaders behind a top final statement from the meeting was awarded in the end the organization of islamic countries also adopted the palestinian course and status of jerusalem as its core mission also at the meeting walking up the love jordan the lebanese president michel on the middle of qatar ship to mean been home adults any and there any and president hassan rouhani they called on muslim nations to unite to defend
the rights of palestinians honey. his regime isn't call mother given up to the art when you reach rock bottom of the only way you can go is. stickler ration might be what the palestinian cause needed to come back into the limelight i see hope in the future. in a sign of cracks in the unity of the muslim world so did it be an egypt were presented a terror lead to a level and took a box it in the proceedings in common seem to be aimed at soda iranian president hassan rouhani said the only reason tom dad recognized jerusalem as the capital of israel was because some in the region was seeking to establish ties to israel donald trump some all spent the last week. in the. pencil fall those people took to the streets to denounce israel and express their solidarity with the palestinians muslim leaders today he a humble opportunity to do the same but everything from here on in depends on how
the agreement they reach here gets implemented mohammed of the wall just stumbled. well meanwhile the united states has insisted it supports a two state solution and will continue to work as a mediator in the israeli palestinian conflict as you all well know the president is committed to this peace process as committed as he has ever been and that has not changed that type of rhetoric that we heard has prevented peace in the past and it's not necessarily surprising to us that those types of things would be said we remain hard at work in putting together our plan we believe that that will benefit both the israeli and the palestinian people. one of the main palestinian factions call for an uprising against israel soon after trumps announcement on jerusalem the palestinian political party with an armed wing was formed thirty years ago as a response to israel's illegal occupation of the west bank and gaza strip but smith charts the history of the group. hamas was born out of the first palestinian
uprising or intifada in one nine hundred eighty seven its founder and spiritual leader was shaken seen almost blinding quadriplegic you seen was a hero to palestinians frustrated with the peace process israel blamed him for a series of suicide bombings and rocket attacks in two thousand and four they killed a scene with a missile strike near his home in gaza a month later another missile killed his successor abdul aziz on t.c. . next came khalid mashal already a survivor of a botched israeli poisoning attempt in one nine hundred ninety seven. unda mashal hamas capitalized on his popularity and scored a surprise victory in two thousand and six palestinian elections. but heightened tensions with the fatah faction of the palestinian authority the violent confrontations followed. a rival government in gaza but faced with international
condemnation they struggle to govern effectively it's not easy for a movement like hamas as it is this tense movement they believe the only way to. to anybody palestine is to continue with the military. when when you start to think to change then the whole world closed the door in front of you. in the eleven years how much ram gaza have been three wars with israel more than two thousand seven hundred palestinians have been killed by israeli security forces israel has sealed off the territory and unemployment is around forty three percent the highest rate in the world according to the world bank. hamas is famous slogan is islam is the solution but people didn't buy it must fail to fix problems of health education they can't to me
they got money one way or another but used it for employing that assistance and ignored the obligation of the government that's what bore down employment increased under its new political chief smile when err on the left here who took over from howard mashal on the right hamas is giving political control of gaza back to the palestinian authority in the end a move prompted by pressure from the p.a. and egypt which then resulted in a reconciliation deal in october some of the people getting ready for the first three celebrations hamas has even change its charter to accept the idea of a provisional palestinian state within three ninety six exactly and i should try. separate the groups emits the still no mention of israel by implication has to be another state on the other side of those borders. that. hamas is a longtime opposition to the oslo accords paid off in the wake of the us president's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital the polls taken
just after donald trump's announcement suggest ismail haniya would win the palestinian presidential election. but it's made out is iraq gaza so here on al-jazeera conservative m.p.'s turn to reason may defeat one that promises to make the bricks. even more complicated. and freezing cold the lines of basic necessities of a cash strapped venezuelan government turns to cryptocurrency. hello and welcome to international weather forecast now the weather remains very wintry across many parts of europe we still have this weather front in evidence which is given a lot of problems across parts of italy for instance there's still some snow across that you can see towards moscow just clearing away there's more snow further towards the west and temperatures struck me as windy as well in many areas there's
quite a high wind chill more snow over the alps as we head on through into friday doesn't change much stays unsettle in many places coldest five in london and then some pretty unsettled weather down across parts of the mediterranean some more heavy rain is likely here on the other side of the mediterranean generally fine along the coast quite a brisk breeze coming in caro not too bad that twenty two degrees and some showers across parts of algeria way down in the desert we've seen this movie across mauritania of last twenty four hours quite a bit of cloud around generally so not the usual weather pattern as you move on through the next twenty four hours still some rain around as you move into central parts of africa germany fairly quiet here at the moment want to shout for go bomb and congo but otherwise for west africa weather conditions looking dry and fine sunshine and sunshine in lagos nigeria akron ghana across southern portions we've got some showers around the eastern cape but very fine twenty in cape town.
a reminder of the top stories this and south korea's president will join is in beijing to hold talks with his chinese counterpart xi jinping this threat from north korea is high on the agenda moon is also looking to improve bilateral relations after the u.s. deployment of an anti missile system and good china. medical volunteer group doctors without borders says that more than six thousand seven hundred range it would killed in the first month off the violence broke out a minute according to me and the official figures any four hundred troops number is based on a survey done among the survivors over violence. was it really does have rejected u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital the organization of islamic cooperation has declared his true islam as the occupied capital of palestine the fifty seven member group do not see american action as dangerous and a violation all international role. in kenya dozens of women have told she writes investigators how they were gang raped during the recent presidential
election campaigns some men made similar complaints claiming the attackers often wore police uniform kenya's inspector general of police says the allegations of propaganda and lack of evidence cash and soy has more now from nairobi. we're not identifying her for privacy reasons but she shows us police and hospital documents she's held since august she says she was raped by a man whose face is known to have at the height of kenya's recent election tension in a nairobi shanty town she's one of sixty eight women from the city and western kenya who spoke to human rights watch about their ordeal. one held a knife to me then they took me to a bush told me to take off my clothes then they beat me and one ripped me i report by the rights body says that while some women like the one we interviewed criminal gangs are those accused security forces of carrying out the abuses we would like
their governments to create. to look at their practices around period including any involvement in sexual violence about half of the women interviewed by human rights watch say they were raped by men in uniform some did not report to the police all go to hospital because of fear and stigma in a statement to al-jazeera the inspector general of police dismissed part of the report accusing government forces as force. full of propaganda and lacks married and evidence. community rape in slums like this is common they have received increased reports from women who say they were sexually validated between the presidential election and the repeat paul in october. people are just so emotional because of the politics from different communities
were attacking anyone and particularly women that's why there was an increase in group basis in that period this of a tells us was not a policeman but a man who lives in her neighborhood and is still walking free she's not hopeful that their level be justice for. nairobi. the united nations is warning more than four hundred thousand children under the age of five in the democratic republic of congo could die within months without an emergency intervention eighteen months of violence in the displacement of one point four million people in the kasai region has led to severe food shortages u.n. says many children there are acutely malnourished in the international community to get behind emergency response to the crisis or risk of human catastrophe next year . britain's brags that negotiations are expected to be further complicated after a rebellion within the prime minister's party and a vote in parliament eleven pro european conservative m.p.'s sided with the
opposition defeat by four votes means of parliamentary vote will be needed to approve britain's final deal to leave the european union to resume a had promised what she called a meaningful vote on breaks it would oppose making it binding. and what could be a pivotal week for negotiations a correspondent part of the phillips's being to gauge the mood in a part of england which voted to leave the e.u. . on the essex riviera east of london this is bret's it country so today feel everything is stuck or flowing smoothly in the right direction. like many fisherman jack smith wanted breck's it so that he would be allowed to catch more of a bigger quota of fillers if he could have at least going to be quicker. in a bit more money with a bit more poachers nerving. just takes as long as it takes. to clean
up his customers and remain as a reserve may has taken on board that she can handle. the looks that could spiritually. she. is taking forever and a day but i'm not surprised really because you've got britain standing on its own now against the rest of the year and narrow. by you want and you know we're going to become very small fry again one and a half years after the bracks it vote the country is still divided roughly down the middle opinion polls show that very few people regret their decision that still vote exactly the same way today somehow the prime minister has to bring a divided country together statement the prime minister she believes she's doing that securing last week's deal on britain's withdrawal times this is good news today people who say she had to leave they were worried that we were so bogged down
in the negotiations torturous negotiations it was never going to happen it's good news for people who voted remainder worried we were going to crash out without a deal we are going to me but we're going to do so in a smooth and orderly way. for now progress it and peace are ready to trust the prime minister even as they grumble about the tens of billions of dollars britain will have to pay is that. what i will not have been agreed to is any kind of money being used as a as a bribe you know we don't we're a big enough country not to feel that we have to bribe anybody but i do think we should pay the commitments that we have made certainly up until the time we leave. european leaders are likely to agree to start talks about a future relationship with britain it's the brics it seems to be moving forward although he expects storms ahead final destination far from certain that it's al
jazeera essex. hundreds of people have been demonstrating in brussels calling for a new e.u. migration policy protesters and human rights groups are accusing the bloc of aggravating the suffering of refugees on the southern shore of the mediterranean they want even members to open doors for migrants for them to try to seek asylum in europe. the un special envoy for syria is urging russia to convince the syrian government there is no time to lose or reaching a peace deal speaking to swiss t.v. channel stuff into mr and said that fated to end the war quickly could lead to a fragmentation of syria he called on russian president vladimir putin to push basher al assad's government to accept that there has to be a new constitution and new elections. ecuador's vice president has been sentenced to six years in prison after being found guilty in a corruption scandal gloss so was convicted for accepting thirteen point thirteen million dollars in bribes from the brazilian construction giant brick to win
business contracts five others including losses uncle were given similar sentences many of us have heard of new cryptocurrency such as bitcoin but now comes the trip it's been launched by the president of venezuela to try and alleviate the economic crisis and food shortages that tell us one report from caracas venezuela and suffer one of the world's highest inflation rates and by its almost worthless. some of these people have been queuing since three am not always sure what is available or what it will cost they're hoping to find basics like rice powdered milk and toilet paper together look at where you take what you can but there's not much variety one day the might of any be flour or rice oil or toothpaste. prices rise almost daily inflation in the vendor was nearly fifty seven percent the accumulated rise this year is one thousand three hundred seventy percent this
coffee cost fifteen thousand body about is that's about four and a half dollars at the official exchange rate which almost no venezuelans can afford to use or about fifteen cents on the black market which almost everybody is forced to use if they can find enough of these almost worthless banknotes. they're in short supply russian by the bank machines which emits only enough the small purchases those venice whalers with bank accounts use plastic cards but the fragile infrastructure means the system is often down some use because then there's this weekend on the geonim the petro i'm going to call it the petro venezuela's own cryptocurrency been as well as economic sovereignty and helped defeat the economic blockade against us the streets of venice wailin because when the president said it will be backed by his country's ample oil gas gold and diamond but the column is say such
a system is the confidence of investors and even on the streets there's not much of that about it the day. it's very sad it's even more sad when you lived well and reached my age and you've got nothing and no way of solving anything. thousands have left the country and thousands more are planning to blaming president but dawdle for mismanaging the economy for straight to the country with abundant natural resources such as. cannot make misery see. if in this weather is lucky or with the power of its citizens it can change things soon then venezuela could recharge its economy and limit the damage in the next few years but if this crisis continues it's going to leave deep scars but generations to come we're not there yet but we risk being there soon but. meanwhile many even the swale and the simply occupied with finding enough to eat and if and when they do a way of paying for it. they're all just. too indian
prime minister narendra modi has spent weeks campaigning in his home state for a regional election this state has been controlled by moody's party could be j.p. for twenty two years it is facing the surprisingly strong challenge from the opposition congress party led by rahul gandhi and it's great not to deviate apart and he joins us live from metal but this is really very much a part really else a referendum on modi himself isn't it. indeed this is seen as a test of his policies and his popularity now one thing it's worth remembering is that this as you mention has been a b j b state for more than two decades that rules the state uninterrupted this was supposed to be an easy win for him for them and analysts now say no one is more surprised than the b j p themselves that they have such a strong challenge against congress and this came and became particularly apparent last week in the first phase of these elections on december ninth when the turnout
among the b.j. peace committed voters was less than expected they're hoping that today which is the final phase of voting in many in half the states and for hof the seats in the legislative assembly they hope that they would be able to make up those numbers today but many people say that there has been discontent over the past years that been protests there been agitations particularly amongst the rural sector which makes up half the voting bloc and congress has someone somehow won the hearts with their hearts with a campaign that seems to resonate from those who feel they've been marginalized by the government's current policies and to tell us what's at stake here. at stake here basically is. i would the best way to put it is it is a personal challenge for both narendra modi and for raul gandhi from there under modi he was the chief minister of the state for thirteen years before he became
prime minister and he did the governance of the state and what he's done economically in this state as a model for the rest of the country and this is the heart of his campaign to win over india and become prime minister so loss here would be a loss of face for him and also many say would show a lack of confidence in his current policies as for raul gandhi he was just recently in the past few days crowned the leader of the congress party a win here would validate his position here and make him a credit credible opponent for the twenty one thousand elections national elections which many say will pit gandhi against modi on the world stage or on a larger stage or david thanks very much indeed devika potter reporting that. for right let's have a recovery headlines here on al-jazeera north korea's recent nuclear and missile tests once again the focus of regional and international leaders south korea's
president enjoying his in beijing to hold talks with his chinese counterpart xi jinping at a high level defense delegation from russia is in pyongyang right now. medical the volunteer group doctors without borders says that more than six thousand seven hundred residents were killed in the first months off the violence broke out in myanmar according to me and ourself the official figures any four hundred groups numbers based on a survey done among the survivors of violence from the minority six hundred forty six thousand were injured have fled the country into partly deaths since last. at least three people have been killed in a bomb attack on the main a police academy in somalia's capital that suicide bomb of blew himself up during a police parade inside the training camp in mogadishu officials say he was wearing police uniform the all group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attack muslim leaders have rejected u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital the
organization of islamic cooperation has declared easter islam as the occupied capital of palestine fifty seven member group denounced the american action as dangerous and as a violation of international law all right you're up to date with the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next we have inside story. and the differences. and the similarities and cultures across the. red line that's the message from the tackiest president and the gathering of. the recent u.s. on the holiest but beyond what. is inside story.