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the philippines government reaches out to help people displaced by storms and political violence in mirali. peter w. watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up a vote counting is underway in liberia's presidential election. russia's largest party makes it official backing putin for another term in the kremlin and. i'm going to be in london with solutions routinely reportings the current most delicate operations but could robots be took in force when all. we begin in the philippines where the government is setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters for people displaced by the conflict in the city of
morale we know the army retold the area from separatist fighters in october after a five month siege the fighting cause more than a billion dollars worth of damage and thousands of people are still homeless he was hit by tropical storm tembin last week making the situation there even worse rob mcbride has more from. of the idea of more our way this is a hopeful sign in an area that has been plagued by conflict and now the effects of these damaging storms this is a new housing development for people who've been displaced by months of fighting between government forces and also fighters who are linked to i still be given its importance president right rigo duty. and it will be coming here to perform the ceremony it is very important for him in his presidency he is from mindanao he calls himself a son of mindanao and has promised that the people will find eventually long lasting peace and the people here have suffered from the double effect of both the
storm and also conflict so it's very important around the building exercise for the president to be here in this hole of mindanao faces the classic dilemma of a conflict which holds up development then the lack of money and jobs then feeds into the underlying feeling and rest which then contributes to. the violence all of this is of course not helped by being batted better by these storms the u.s. sends impose sanctions on to north korean scientists linked to the country's missile program the u.s. and south korea's kim jong see. our senior figures in north korean leader kim jong un's ballistic missile development team the sanctions on the latest move by the u.s. to pressure pyongyang into abandoning its weapons program vote counting is underway in liberia's presidential runoff between the former footballer george war and the current vice president joseph despite
a low turnout election officials have praised the process that's expected to produce the first democratic transition of power there in more than seven decades mohamed the reports from the capital monrovia. thousands lined up to vote in more than five thousand polling stations across liberia arriving long before the stations opened the tunnels however nowhere near the out of the foster homes held in october that had been delayed twice of the being contested in court amid claims of a declared it is in the foster round officials say the reduction of candidates from twenty two just to may have cost a pretty among voters i can go for it for the so-called. new process to score a smoke this morning and i hope. this morning the contests is between a former international football star george where i'm vice president just what guy the we know would replace africa's first female head of state ellen johnson sirleaf
who came to power after the country's lost civil war told me years ago i'm not associated there were losing them to this there's virtually no they said to me that i'm going to when i walk back and i will know georgia seventy two year old joseph walker has served as layby as vice president since two thousand and six he too wanted in the capital and red bearded cards is a test of democracy we went in one time where we're doing your work and i would use a tool. we have today we're going through a difficult process isn't working to the president or do we are willing to live with both where promising peace in liberia and also an end to corruption in one of the world sport as countries if the results hold it will be the first time in generations that lead videos will witness the transfer of power from one elected leader to another international observers also praising what they call
a violence free process and vote finally in liberia the ballot box hospital placed bullets but this is a big election for everyone is calling to mind. see west africa the trend has certainly been you know more towards the democratic shift and in fact really rooting them was firmly and i think that is what we will see here in liberia today the liberian people are determined to do what they're ready to do it. and i'm very confident they will then a true commission has two weeks within which to declare the results it's official so how about confident to have them ready in four days mohammed while it is in a liberia. is managing director micro africa intel investment which is a consultancy that focuses on research and investment across the region he says weeding out corruption is the biggest challenge for the when. the time out is a million is also a sign it's a festive period. understandably. quite difficult but some let me
talk about all those. nights on christmas day to. the latest event not a choice and the very popular can do this on an incumbent's that students are familiar with i doubt very much the result will be any difference from what we saw in the first trial in reality what does one use who. cannot meet. the points if your point which ends before i give you pull its cover but they need to meet hold those actions get this up see if we go all the way is no much our own so exterior. so it will it will depend on how. well it's go. but well we will show that this is on
corruption in the afghan country and to corruption is really michael well it's got on the walls. you would you wish to do those benefits and yet is that if it. was. well let me go look what you let's not get us what you are all these is the only. missions although i is i doubt very large boats on those rolls then a significant deferrals on the part of the. no international committee of the red cross and red crescent have begun medical evacuations from eastern the besieged rebel held area in the syrian capital damascus almost four hundred thousand people have been trapped there by government forces since twenty thirteen the enclave has been the target of hundreds of air strikes and artillery attacks the u.n. had earlier called for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave turkey reportedly wants to use
a military base in the rebel held syrian province of idlib as an observation post the country already has its troops deployed in some areas of it live as part of a deescalation agreement with the region has recently come under heavy attack by president bashar al assad's forces zina honda has more now from beirut. those who were killed in this airstrike were internally displaced syrians a woman and her two children their new home a tent has been destroyed whatever belongings they had now rubble they moved to tell it to convolute in the southern edges of the rebel controlled province of idlib and search for safety but in recent weeks the region has been the target of heavy airstrikes. the displaced from came here the planes came and hit them they're targeting civilians there are no unfortunates here where do you want us to go or i it's not clear if the bombing raids are being carried out by syrian government planes or those of its ally russia but what is clear is that the strikes are only increasing. they are putting pressure on the
civilians but the civilians will pressure the rebels not to fight because the regime has made major advances on the ground. they want people to hazed arrivals and the regime is trying to pressure the rebels to agree to a political settlement. the stepped up airstrikes coincide with a ground offensive by pro-government forces who have been advancing from the northern countryside of hama and the southern countryside of aleppo towards. they entered small parts of the province advancing into the administrative borders for the first time since the rebels forced them out of and two thousand and fifteen an all out assault on. many of whom were other areas by pro-government forces it's still not clear whether the government. the whole province or whether it's just. control of some areas in the countryside.
what is clear is that the government wants the airbase back it is one of the largest military airports in the north turkey reportedly wants to use database as an observation post already its military is deployed in some areas of it live. as part of a deescalation deal. it is supposed to be a safe area under that deal. the opposition now fears the presence of al qaeda linked fighters and it will be used by the government as an excuse to step up the bombing campaign they also fear that pro-government forces are no longer busy on other fronts and are now turning their attention to adlib. beirut the russian president vladimir putin has been nominated for reelection he's running as an independent candidate but is backed by the pro kremlin united russia party he is expected to win his fourth term in march easily pushing a so far refrain from campaigning but has praised his government's management of
the economy of the country rebounded from its worst recession in two decades. of course these have been difficult years for both the country and for those who had to ensure stable development and overcome the difficulties that stemmed from the world economy i can say that the russian government not only did everything that it could but in my opinion even more than that you have essential we solved all the economic tasks at hand. the electoral commission has the t.v. personality saying you're subject to run against putin in next year's election is nominated by the group civil initiative she's the daughter of mr putin's former mentor and. the first elected mayor of st petersburg but critics say her decision to run plays into the hands of the kremlin by creating an artificial contest. lots more still ahead here on al-jazeera for you mean mob extends its detention of two voices journalists by another two weeks. and the legacy of pakistan's benazir
bhutto ten years after the assassination. by the sky now in the brazen harbor or off the coast of the italian riviera. hello there we're seeing some fairly heavy rain proces way across europe than the moment in fact if we look at the satellite picture we can see this huge area of cloud here that stretching from the northern parts of africa all the way up into scandinavia edging its way eastwards bringing some heavy rain and a fair amount of snow as well of course most of the snow will be across the high grounds were over the alps and over the mountains of france there and of course the peyronie's but also for some of us across the u.k. we're going to see some wintery weather as well as the system sweeps its way eastwards it is eventually it will move out of the way on thursday and them for the
u.k. as can be cold but clear as it will be through many parts of france but his that system still working its way across germany there and across into parts of italy and it will bring us yet more rain and snow we're also going to see more wet weather stretch all the way down towards greece as well say plenty of unsettled weather across the central belt of europe as we head through the next day or say for the northern parts of africa we're also seeing that system that is just digging its way into parts of algeria and that's gradually edging its way eastwards for thursday so on thursday it certainly won't be warm for us algiers only fifteen for chuen is only thirteen and those cold winds will also be bringing in plenty of showers rather a wet day for some of us now gerri. the weather sponsored by cattle and peace. you are making very pointed remarks there on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to
criminalize or if you join us on saturday you know you will first just wakes up of it in the morning and say i want to scour the world in darkness and this is a dialogue that could be worth leading to some of the confusion about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the conversation at this time on al-jazeera. welcome back you're watching al-jazeera live from doha your headlines so far today the philippines government says it's setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters for people displaced by the conflict in the city of mirali the army reach a clear area from separatist fighters in october after a five month siege where all we was also battered by tropical storm tembin last
week. vote counting is underway in liberia's presidential runoff between the former footballer george weah and the current vice president joseph despite a low turnouts the process is expected to produce the first democratic transition of power there in more than seven decades. the russian president vladimir putin has been nominated for a fourth term in office he's running as an independent but is backed by the program in united russia party he is expected to win the vote in march comfortably. it's been ten years since pakistan's first and so far only female prime minister was assassinated benazir bhutto was at a campaign rally when she was shot and killed after a suicide by. desination explosives. oh. google didn't the art of complicated pakistani politics by how far back really portal energy dope became the was young prime minister. was
acting and incredible. during her last time she got such wide screen off. literally everything she was a global leader she was vetted night is a. she had a strong command on foreign funding she had intense interest. in pakistan the bottom of the filament prime minister twice been as it was unable to recover from corruption charges during her second term as prime minister she was barred from politics but i did with general musharraf in two thousand and seven paved the way for her return in october two thousand and seven when i did return to pakistan ending almost eight. she had a narrow escape procession was bombed in the southern port city of karachi but
despite that. continued read the political rally across the country however little did she know that the rally hadn't got bogged. despite the security tricks i mean there determinately she was the region really she lost her life is struggling for the betterment of the muscles of. his her coming to pakistan was that renewal she made up her mind when. respect of anything. and she never used it months before her return to go back to stardom a prime i'll judge later search. engines about that security attached to her legs some of them the rogue elements had been working with al qaeda possibly on one assassination attempt on you i do believe that there are elements within the security of paris just particularly those who are dissociated at the affront jihads
of the eighty's against the soviets who still have links with some of the taliban elements and the al qaida elements it was dogs element she feared were try to kill yeah yeah. alternately i think the rally in rawalpindi energy what do emerge from i had her on top of a very good wave to her. moment a suicide bomber blew himself up. again ten years on she stands remembered by a friend unfortunate a. great loss for democracy. and joins us live now from the pakistani city of lacan and all that area has been the home of the bhutto family for years memorial services will be taking place there later today. ten years on what do you think her legacy is.
if you look at me you can wind. coming to the venue. and. we are expecting. to congregate here to. three all day joining religious we've seen people walking. from across the country and. from the. force to be reckoned great. big. party and. she clearly believed that there were people out to get her and i see
just in the past few days per. the military leader of pakistan who's now in dubai he's hinting hinting i should stress that there was maybe an involvement at the highest levels within pakistan do we give that any credibility apologies for that we've had comms difficulties getting through to come all that we will get back from if and when we can in the coming hours the detention of two reuters journalists in myanmar has been extended by another fourteen days. were allowed to meet their families and lawyers before weapon states court hearing they were arrested earlier this month after they were invited to meet police officials on the outskirts of. accuses the reporter of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media they were working on stories about the military crackdown on the muslims in the northern state of rakhine. we were just carrying
out our jobs as journalists we have been detained at the criminal investigation department we never violated our journalism ethics. well the reuters chief operating officer reginald chwat spoke to al-jazeera about those arrests he said information from me and ma of origins have been hard to come by we don't believe they've done anything wrong we think they're completely innocent of all wrongdoing you know they're reporters they report they go out they gather facts. they're united i'd rather not talk about what they were working on but certainly everything that they were doing you know was the gentleman journalism and to accuse the you know of having secrets of some kind seems to be a stretch what they're working on you know is good important stories but nothing that would that would rise the level of you know. challenging national security
that's what the law is about and that's such a broad law in any case right it's an official secrets act that's from clearly old days that's very broad you know pretty much anything that the government does is of fishel or deems are you know national security points can be can fall into law which means pretty much anyone can fall afoul of it in any given time so again until we have some access to them and we don't have any access to them we don't know what questions they've been asked we don't know what the government is looking for and frankly they won't tell us either mexican police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a crime journalist the man is accused of planning the killing of miroslav a breach in march the journalist was shot several times and she drove out of a garridge mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters at least sixteen journalists were killed there in the last three years to continue work on of that i work with the search and location work to continue to achieve the arrest of the other people responsible for the homicide and want the public prosecutor's office and state's general prosecutor's office processed the first
back to your present the main element of the investigation and methodology. egypt has appealed to the world bank to help resolve a dispute with ethiopia over a dam on the river nile foreign ministers from both countries have been meeting in the ethiopian capital addis ababa that is see who is the grand. project which also involves sudan egypt is worried that the hydroelectric scheme will reduce its share of the water. we usually work and cooperate to avoid any kind of tension and there are some issues that should be taken away and separated from others and i think the water issue of egypt sudan and ethiopia should bring us together in a union because it's the issue related to the future and the interest of the three countries. this down will not bring any significant harm upon the egyptian side and we are working at the state of this we are trying to be very transparent the important thing here is that if there are any concerns that come from the
egyptians we are working very closely to solve. the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics is changing health care more operations and carried out by surgeons using robots but do we want a machine to look after us instead of a human being is lawrence lee. guy's hospital in central london and a man is about to have his life chances vastly improved with the help of the robots . he has prostate cancer the surgeon and his team would in the past have cut him open and felt around with their hands. but now they insert choose. and then we let the robot. soon the surgeon is at a console moving the robot remotely it's fine tools stitch up the man's colon
before moving in to perform the operation. in principle you could have the surgery carried out or part steps of the surgery did a very clearly defined carried out by a surgical instrument that was basically set up until today i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for fat that the op thousand did my eyes a he met devon think he set a machine hit a button and it was a machine that did the surgery wasn't. all kinds of surgeries are done like this welcomed by those lucky enough in the rich world to have an operation made quicker and less painful than in the past. but the new frontier is not in medicine but in care the robot succumbing to help the aged to consider the role that robots can have in caring for those we love is surely at the sharp end of the debate around automation in the human world after all robots home to modes that don't have the
human touch and so how do we as human beings feel about outsourcing a duty of care to a machine in the coming weeks these dimentia suffer as a care home in north london will have robots for company the owners run dozens of places like this across the u.k. they want to roll the machines out everywhere because what we're dealing with is dementia residents people who forget who have a memory lapses and if robots could remember. things about them or their cultural needs aboard that have it's about the back end of living and if they could relate this to a nuclear or even an agency staff was coming in it could be a lot of emotional things that it is these people experience because when you forget things you get agitated and you cannot recollect what you have really gotten how are you very and you robots like this it is argued could help organize delivery of medicines or relatives could skype their loved ones through it screen but cannot
love but it is argued they could help dispenses the agonizing question is whether we want them to i think ethically it's undesirable. robots take the place of carers for these specific issues of being reassured you know being helped to death and so on i think very few people would say that we should staff our hospice with robots i mean at the end of life that's really where you want a completely human type of interaction in parts of the world robotic care assistance has already been viewed by people as socially acceptable. in japan a nation of technology lovers with an aging population is becoming common but will care is ever be replaced by machines it would surely to questions about how much we value our own humanity lawrence lee al jazeera london and on thursday we'll have
part five of our series on artificial intelligence a future with robots is coming and it's going to affect all of us in the final part of our series al-jazeera talks to the seeking to reduce the potential fallout. in south korea the heir to the electronics giant some song is appealing against his conviction and sentence in a corruption case ligi yong was sentenced to five years in jail for his part in a bribery scandal that also saw the impeachment of the country's former president thought you know hey prosecutors of law get that lee j. young should serve a twelve year prison term the high court is expected to rule on his appeal next month. a former senior official with pros national football federation has been acquitted of conspiracy by a coach in the u.s. . was charged with taking bribes in exchange for the award of marketing and media rights to international soccer games burgo walk free just days after two other south american officials were convicted on similar charges the case has been linked
to corruption at the heart of fifa international football's governing body. we are very happy we waited for this day for a long time and about the main route through to the end to the point. they had over thirty million pages of documents in this case and hundreds and hundreds of witnesses and thousands of files that we had to go through. to say it was a herculean task. really to understated but. we won. and it was the right thing to do for the jury to do. more news comment and analysis on the web site al jazeera dot com is the address you need to have the top story on the website hamas leader wants against us deal of the century the address one more time al-jazeera dot com.
welcome if you're just joining us you're watching al-jazeera live from recapping your top stories so far today the philippines government says it's setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters for people displaced by the conflict in the city of the army retort the area from separatist fighters in october after a five month siege mirai was also battered by tropical storm tembin last week. is underway in liberia's presidential runoff between the former football star george weah and the current president joseph despite a low turnout the process is expected to produce the first democratic transition of power there in more than seven decades international committee of the red cross and red crescent has started medical evacuations from east and kuta the besieged rebel held area in syria's capital damascus almost four hundred thousand people have been trapped there by government forces since twenty thirteen the enclave has been the target of hundreds of air strikes and artillery attacks the u.n.
had earlier called for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave. the russian president vladimir putin has been nominated for reelection he's running as an independent candidate but is backed by the kremlin united russia party he is expected to win his fourth term easily in march of next year. the detention of two reuters journalists in myanmar has been extended by the fourteen days. were allowed to meet families and lawyers before the court hearing on wednesday they were arrested earlier this month after they were invited to meet police officials on the outskirts of yemen gone they're accused of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media. mexican police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a crime journalist the man's accused of planning the killing of a breach in march the journalist was shot several times as she drove out of her garridge mexico is one of the world's most dangerous countries for reporters. the u.s. has imposed sanctions on to north korean scientists linked to the country's missile
program the u.s. and south korea say kim jong seek and reap young senior figures in the country's ballistic missile development team the sanctions are the latest move by the u.s. to pressure pyongyang into abandoning its weapons program. those are your headlines so far the news continues here on al-jazeera after the stream i will see you very soon the. news has never been more i think that the message is a simplistic and misinformation is rife listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera. protons neutrons and electrons quarks ever heard of a quark i have but i would.