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from their homes for a tropical storm. now and welcome to. headquarters and. also ahead. palestinians continue the demonstrations against the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the israeli capital. delays for refugees waiting to join their relatives and germany the first of a special see what one of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of one family class. spanish influence is the company that is taking the cancellation of the u.s. tours and it's tried.
at least two hundred people are feared dead in the southern philippines massive landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm most of the casualties on the island of mindanao dozens of people still missing. reports. flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm turned the towns of. the now island philippines second largest have been devastated dozens of homes are destroyed and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise. we really want to go straight now and we're trying to figure out. what you have so many people that are really. at the height of the storm winds of up to eighty kilometers an hour uprooted trees and triggered torrents of mud and rock from a nearby mountain volunteers are digging with whatever they can to try and recover bodies power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts there even though they're out there not in iraq and the areas pretty wide it's not
just in one province but in several provinces. we're having a hard time getting them to communicate why there are areas that may have been affected last week forty six people were killed in the central philippines in a similar storm the philippines is hit by around two dozen major cyclons each year on average many of them deadly but mindanao island home to twenty million people is where they hit the region is still recovering from type which killed more than seven thousand people and affected millions in two thousand and thirteen and all the worst of storm tendon has passed it will take a long time before this area recovers in theo's time zero. the locals have described how the victims of the flooding had. my. houses were getting flooded but people could no longer exit the homes so they got trapped by the strong water is they were being swept away. and house they
used to be a hundred and three houses here but when the flash flood happened everything was washed out so that's what happened here only hollings and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be in our evacuation center. let's move on to other news now russia says the u.s. is encouraging new plots had an eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kiev the u.s. says it will give kiev and hans defense capabilities to fight for russia separatist well the conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since two thousand and fourteen tom ackerman reports the. missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school a medical clinic. ukraine blamed the attack this week on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of a three year long conflict. the us has strongly opposed what it calls russian
aggression in eastern ukraine blaming the moscow government for violence that has claimed more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people. now it will provide weapons to help ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the u.s. has decided to provide ukraine and hands defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression the forty seven million dollar weapon fagots which congress is expected to approve includes more than two hundred antitank missiles and thirty five launchers as well as light arms. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has said russia's occupation of crimea which the u.s. wants to return to your grain is a major stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in
syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a different set it's hard to look past. or to reconcile it with a this clear to russia for the very beginning that we must address ukraine is saying stay as a single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blamed russia for continuing violence in the done yet region the drug administration decision marking a reversal from barack obama's resistance to supplying lethal equipment to ukraine i think it's not logical and. russia. and.
anybody russia's response a warning that the u.s. decision will embolden key have in the conflict and only increase the use of force tom ackerman al jazeera washington well the russian president says moscow is not seeking conflict with anyone but will stand up for its interests that even if spoke at a conference of the ruling united russia party which has pledged to support in next year's presidential election potent has registered as an independent candidate as expected to win it would be has fourth term as president and i c n. if the star map russia is a clone tree would a one thousand year history but we must not treat her like our beloved grandmother just giving her pills to relieve her pain not at all we must make russia young and aimed into the future. palestinian protesters for israeli forces in the town of bethlehem just two days before christmas they're angry at u.s.
president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital israeli forces fired tear gas to try and disperse the crowd human rights groups the quote i want is rainy authorities to stop using excessive force. three palestinians have now died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces fourteen have been killed since protests began over the us decision as the third group kind of demonstrations in occupied palestinian territories against the most welcome when has no from gaza. this. was a bass in was out it was a test people to die in the iraqi. declaration on the six of the seven by the jurors to be recognized by do us was because they say. i was he was among the protesters here for three fridays in a right to the consumer is the better we israel the friends in the movement
surrounds god to demonstrate that trying to plant palestinian flags rise. in the price asked is it friday i've been met with some gunfire. cried back by the israelis. the stuff in the jerusalem deserves sekret fires from our people and we confirm that it's our eternal capital and that neither tribal nor anyone else can change that our people will continue fighting for our rights until we stablish our independent state of palestine with jerusalem as the capital of the also mccook socially. it's no move for the political factions and oh i'm willing to sponsor the funerals of the people that are being killed in the protests this one sponsored by the armed wing of fox but no opportunities lost to make a political statement at a show of strength. the ministry of al says moving ten people are being killed since the on rush began and no need of the other palestinian factions of course for
the price s. to continue speaking just a short while ago here in gaza the leader of hamas. was of the palestinian resistance in the right. side so there's no sign of any of the political factions giving up anytime soon. now liberians will go to the polls on tuesday in a runoff to choose the next president it follows weeks on certainty about whether the void what actually happened following a supreme court hearing before the international football or george way is taking on the country's wise president joseph rama the reports from the capital of monrovia. streetcar aides and colorful campaign rallies in the liberian capital monrovia as the complaint season draws to a close kind of dates in liberia's run a presidential election i know last minute hunt for votes for my international
football a drug that will hold going to most polls in the fuss round held in to the gathered his supporters a previous some will boston. i'm supposed to go out because when you change. we are almost twelve years. good job not knowing after sitting for the corner to. his opponent is just a block i like beauty is vice president for the past four seasons he's come failing in google like the seventy two year old was complaining when a platform of continue to taking credit for she laments of the government of the fast elected president in africa and then just will salif who he served under four to thomas the outgoing president has however chosen not to endorse her deputy and candidate ruling unity pedi and his tade chosen to back george way most liberians hope the bones on tuesday what we are from peace and democracy investment free if
that is also hold it will be the first time since my default default thought would be a peaceful hundred ball of power and i believe the elections are also the first vote organized with all the help of the united nations says the civil war ended in two thousand and three but they're not just that they are also about the numerous need of liberia's four point five million people from fixing roads and building new ones to improving the quality of education and health care liberia is still recovering from a diverse teaching civil war that's right between one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and two thousand and three more than fifty percent of its population also live in abject poverty it's no surprise therefore the media's expectations from the next president. i graduated. i graduated in one thousand nine hundred three from the technical school and a professional couple for the last twelve years that this government was in power i couldn't get a job as always all i have to eat every day and tired of it in class over for now
liberia's dance to what. they say to good times in the years to come muhammad at all just one groovy still ahead on the bulletin how counters from sesame street are helping children torn traumatized by conflict and sylvia and brown goings on one of the most inhospitable places on earth scientists claim a breakthrough that could help provide north american communities. from cool brisk northern fuel. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. welcome back the weather across much of central and southern china is looking good at the moment and is expected to stay that way as we head from sunday through into monday will be more in the way of cloud developing but it should stay dry and that really goes across much of vietnam too so hanoi could actually be in the north
of that area cloud and have some sunshine highs twenty three final were crossed lows through me amar and up towards bangladesh so let's head down into southeastern parts of asia and hears all about tropical storm tembin which could well become a typhoon temporarily as it heads across the south china sea the main thing is heading away now from the philippines so weather conditions gradually improving here elsewhere we've got some heavy showers across parts of born in malaysia in borneo down towards java a circulation for that's wards the east giving some heavy showers here and then as you move up through them the peninsula we have some heavy rain for singapore some showers for kuala lumpur for the north korean or looking too bad because of mentioned already we're going to see some heavy rain impacting on south or southern parts of vietnam heading into south asia here we've got fine conditions the most part still the threat of some showers for parts of sri lanka at the moment but elsewhere it's sunshine all the way towards the north fine in delhi a bit hazy of course highs of twenty one. the way sponsored by race.
good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories at least two hundred people are feared dead in the southern philippines following massive landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm ten most of the casualties on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing. russia says the. bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kiev the u.s. says it will give care of defense capabilities to fight for russia separatists the conflict has claimed more than ten thousand lives since two thousand and fourteen israeli forces have shot dead three palestinians in the past two days fourteen have been killed since protests began over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. else two thousand and seventeen comes to an end back at some of the biggest stories of this year through the eyes of five families in the first part when we have family of refugees waiting to be reunited with their relatives in germany for
a long sleeve reports from the nia up alone in a camp in northern greece. compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in northern greece looks bearable because al is desperate with worry she lives here with her youngest son and her husband her oldest boy mahmoud is in germany with his nine year old brother. hasn't seen them for two years and the best she can do is see their faces on her phone my son every time he get away with the with phone when he talked with me he got a mum when did you come to germany but it's very difficult. because all fled singe are in iraq four years ago when it was overrun by ice and her family has been on the move the since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious petra camp amounts olympus and now here mahmoud had left them and has
begun to build his own life in germany both he and his brother are in school but as he says he's having to be a parent as well as a brother because it has all the papers she needs to be in germany as well but she isn't and it's tormenting her it's not the right for the government government jet money it's not the right there where the where there where did that in. humans where i we do we don't see the till didn't every if it it didn't get i if it's in there if you start but i don't know why why don't you stop it. so this is where the new german politics has collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamped down hard on his previously liberal policy of reunifying families during coalition negotiations right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugee numbers refugee aid groups
say people have been promised they could leave greece and now not sure if they ever will i have the cases also fathers with children and the mother is in germany and the girls are teenagers and they really need their mothers and they cannot go and the father really puts great they're forced to support the children but still it's not enough because isn't alone in her camp there are more than a hundred years e the women and children all with families already in germany if berlin wanted to be efficient you could stick them on a plane tomorrow but politics has got in the way. there polony a refugee camp in northern greece and in part two of our one year five family series we look at how the economic crisis and brazil has had families working for a better future twenty five people have been killed by air strikes in yemen that's according to local officials a saudi led coalition reportedly targeted
a protest rally in the district of north of the capital it's for some of the dead the tribal leaders who organize the demonstration italy's foreign minister has traveled to tripoli to meet with the head of libya's un recognized government of national accord on jay leno i'll follow stressed israeli support for efforts to achieve stability ahead of elections planned for next year. has more from tripoli. this visit by the italian foreign minister and. to the u.n. bag the government of national accord here in tripoli is considered by many people as another supporter of italy. and that the government of national called it headed by phase during this visit has stressed his country's support to this into an internationally recognized government and he has also stressed his support to the special envoy to libya. and to the roadmap submitted by selema to the united
nations to solve or to end the libyan crisis we understand that this road map includes conducting a parliamentary and presidential elections during the upcoming gear during this visit by fair no to national accord government face of the head of the national accord the government has called again on the international community to take fair mr against those parties derailing implementing the agreement that's the libyan political agreement signed by libyan rebels in december two thousand and fifteen. also last week that in the gaijin of honey for hefted declared from his side the end of this whole agreement and all institutions created by that agreement ironically. has not spoken during the press conference about
the migration issue understand that italy has been receiving major numbers of migrants sailing off libyan shores and also italy has been receiving libyan. civil times through the years. now the conflicts in iraq and syria are leaving behind an entire generation of children who have known nothing but war and displacement but now it's hopes that a new version of sesame street will help the recover specially made for refugee children the program uses characters from the t.v. shows like elmo and big bird to teach children how they can overcome trauma and it's just been given a financial boost of one hundred million dollars from a u.s. based charitable foundation with serious mess as the senior director of education of the international rescue committee and she says the money will have huge benefits for children. the pilot programs that we then running in jordan
and in lebannon focus on and helping. the providers who work with families and children. to hung visitation and for our children and and parents ben i'm putting new parenting content with sesame characters into home visits and ensure that the kinds of services that many proper textile workers health care workers who are visitors are already providing but with very little support and in addition to this we've also i are see runs and supports preschools and center based services for children throughout the region and we started to put into these preschools and other center based service as the sesame contact with sesame characters from the region and starting to see
how these kinds of stories and characters resonate with children and families and what kinds of stories children and their parents want to hear and will will have resonates most with them toxic stress is our scientific term for the biological and physiological response that happens to children you experience as severe and prolonged forms of adversity and when i talk about the kinds of adversity that might cause toxic stress these are saying like experiencing violence. and poverty and the kinds of adversities associated with displacement losing what is. child and comforting to
a child losing their home or their neighbor as their friend these kinds of adverse ease that are so common for children who have experienced war and who are refugees easer exactly the kinds of adversity that are likely to read toxic stress now the cost of a fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in canada or much far north call temperatures lack of sunlight and post soil means that frozen vegetables have to be important for thousands of kilometers away what do you lack of churchill manitoba now in a scheme to make it cheaper and even profitable for communities to grow if and. on the rocky shores of canada's hudson bay what is essentially an indoor farm with one crucial difference in turtle we don't have soil into greenhouses bill
erickson and his wife diane have been growing vegetables for forty years some inexpensive imported soil others in water pipes full of fertilizer down a hill in a passive greenhouse we do peace being carrots broccoli cauliflower we don't market a lot of them and between october and may it's simply too cold for fresh produce to survive down at the tamarac grocery store government subsidies are the only way that local people can afford fresh fruit and vegetables it's more expensive than down south because you know simply because of the freight costs just about everything is subsidised i guess other than the dry goods which is still something that people are paying quite a bit more. than they do down so well hundreds the lanes and eight hundred mature plant nearby in a heated shipping container known as a c. can a start up called the grocer is working on a project using hydroponics chemical nutrient solutions pumped over the plant's
roots it arrived by ship in late october and will be up and growing before the end of the year to have it in a see can means that it can easily be taken to places that are maybe only accessed by ship what's or is the case for many northern communities. our can be put on a train or could be you know put on the back of a truck and taken by a winter road not just portable but productive twenty four hours a day twelve months a year the container could potentially grow as much as two heck terror plot of land it's estimated that could earn up to forty thousand dollars a year in profit in a part of canada where mountain tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives daniel lak al-jazeera churchill manitoba. now finally this bulletin washington's decision to stop showing travel visas from the us embassy in cuba has not stopped a unix dolls company from getting worldwide attention the group is no stranger to
restrictions both at home and abroad you see in human reports from have. it's difficult to put a label on. it's a dance company with very obvious spanish influence. but it's not flamenco. it's much more. in the provocative movements the facial expressions something that is in fact very caribbean. this is the least of cuba dance company a work of art and love that began as an experiment in the opinion that miley i learned to dance ballet spanish dance in flamenco and popular cuban dances cha cha cha folklore kong and so on which i adore and the african union dances they have their own specific music and style. and we going down the years i wanted to fuse all that into one result a fusion of all those types of dances into one that's what we are
a mixture of all this. this fusion style has been receiving rave reviews at home and of performances in more than twenty countries it's the first cuban company in fact to appear in the latin grammys but it's been a struggle getting the call do lending your own when i feel that because of the way we started as an independent company many people who control the cuban state institutions don't like it because it's a message that you can flourish in your own. eventually cuba's culture ministry agreed to provide the company a large building. it's allowed to expand her other key project a dance school for nearly fifteen hundred children and adolescents the next generation of police cellphones and dancers the waiting list is long these. eight year olds practice outside before going into their class knowing they're among the lucky ones. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's dance cuba has
two years ago the school receives the international spotlight award from former u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always there are challenges the least of which are the handmade costumes in a way these costumes tell the twenty six year old history of this company and that includes political obstacles for example the trumpet ministrations recent decision to stop issuing visas from its embassy here in havana has forced the company to cancel planned tours to the united states. alfonso and her husband juan carlos the company's manager take it in stride as they go through their paces prepared to take the rest of the world by storm. to sea in human culture cedar.
and island is a problem and harbor the headlines on there and some news just in from the philippines thirty seven people have died in a shopping mall fire and the southern city of deval it started at a call center on the top floor of the four story building trapping people inside president of the rio that they're there who served as devours mayor for two decades has a visit to the site to pay his respects and comfort victims' relatives we will bring you more news on that as we get it elsewhere in the philippines in the south at least two hundred people are feared dead following the massive landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tambon most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing the locals described how flood victims had nowhere to run. houses were getting flooded but people could no longer exit the homes so they got trapped by the strong water as they were being swept away. houses the they used
to be a hundred and three houses here but when the flash flood happened everything was washed out so that's what happened here all the homes and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be in our backyard centers russia says the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kiev the u.s. says it will give care of enhance defense capabilities to fight pro russian separatists the conflict in eastern ukraine has claimed more than ten thousand lives since two thousand and fourteen. israeli forces have shot dead three more palestinians in the past two days fourteen have been killed since protests began over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital twenty five people have been killed by air strikes in yemen a saudi led coalition reportedly targeted a protest rally in the district of north of the capital sana'a it's thought some of the dead were pro who'd be tribal leaders now
a program that uses sesame street characters to help syrian and iraqi children traumatized by war is said to expand after receiving extra funding the program and clothes visits by therapists to refugee communities those are the headlines on al-jazeera inside story that's coming up next thank you for watching. the u.s. issues another strong warning to pakistan saying it's hiding what it calls terrorist groups pakistan denies that and he's angry but actions between the two countries hit a new low so where does it go from here.