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detailed coverage tried to imagine it only seven years ago people were living right here farming shlaim now that he has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to khorat a missed opportunity ross. just looking for you'll get off just about shooting people are not able to shoot themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem are you worried that this conflict could erupt into an outright open war that the city's general security should be all the people who paid the price clearly there writeup unprejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera.
aid workers begin to move syrians in desperate need of medical care from a besieged rebel held area of the capital damascus. hello i'm adrian so to get this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up the government in the philippines reaches out to help people displaced by storms and political violence and. extends its detention of two reuters journalists by a further two weeks. on lawrence we in london with solutions routinely use reporters to cairo the most delicate operations but could roubles be took to the force when the all. aid workers have begun evacuating critical critically ill patients from eastern guta in syria's capital damascus but they discovered that a six month. baby girl who was among twenty nine people on the most urgent list of
those sick died two weeks ago as a whole are reports from lebanon. it's a start but it's not enough only a handful of east critically ill are being allowed to leave to hospitals in damascus which is less than an hour's drive away twenty nine patients the majority of them women and children the syrian government is allowing them to be treated outside the besieged opposition stronghold after the armed group. agreed to release some government prisoners it's not clear if new deals will be reached it has been four years since east hooter was besieged by the syrian army the siege has tightened in recent months there are according to the united nations almost five hundred urgent medical cases. man has brain cancer she says her condition is only deteriorating the u.n. says more than a dozen people have already died while waiting to be evacuated for treatment i know
there is no treatment available for me here i have nothing no medicine no money i'm just waiting for god's mercy it's not just the lack of medical supplies there is a lack of food the united nations says the area is experiencing the worst case of child malnutrition since the start of the conflict. of medical equipment of vaccines have affected children also they are malnourished this has that to a number of diseases unfortunately that children are facing in dire conditions. there have been three reported deaths because of malnutrition in the past two months. samar and we're all not even two months old when they died the u.n. says more than one thousand five hundred children are at risk among them two hundred thirty two who are acutely malnourished more than half of the four hundred thousand people trapped in east are believed to be children the area is not just under siege.
for the first time but it was forty thousand people there is suffering. here is the worse. the government is using. as a military strategy the situation worsens the likelihood of becomes more. professor. predicts that the fighting in syria. over the next few months. i see that between now and the month of february this equation will be settled it is that way. about that clearly is that it is is now mobilizing troops around all of. them not as off
does those as the way she is going is the direction of really fairly confrontation or if the opposition accepts they will be moving toward the north through the. province near the border as has had been done in many areas including the west. near the border with lebanon last summer when somebody one hundred. militia members and their families where moved by buses to. and to. problems so it just remains to be see but clearly is that is that it is now gaining ground in the southern portion of syria and this will be settled in a matter of weeks president emanuel mccrone of france has saudi arabia's king solomon to lift the blockade and yemen blockade is limiting supplies of food fuel and medicine into yemen crown expressed his concern about the humanitarian crisis in the country when millions of people on the brink of famine the war in yemen
began more than two and a half years ago that has killed thousands of people. the first stage of a major prisoner exchange deal between ukrainian authorities and pro russia separatists has just ended both sides have been sending their prisoners towards a site near the city of horlivka which is mainly controlled by the separatists in total ukraine was expected to release three hundred six separatist fighters in exchange for the seventy four of its soldiers the deal was brokered last week mediated by the russian orthodox church in moscow skidmore this from our correspondent laurie chalons who joins us live from moscow rory how much work has gone into this deal. when as you say a significant meeting in moscow recently provided the final breakthrough but this is something that has been in the pipeline for several months at least with various hook ups and stutters along the way but this meeting that place in moscow was
pretty high level was attended by the head of the russian. orthodox church patrick carroll the leaders of the two separatist republics of deniece going to school and representatives from kiev as well but there was higher pressure than even. putin said that he would use his influence with the separatist republics to push this through and of course it was being supported by kiev so i think all the stars really aligned once and there was actually some movements could be pushed in two results and those results we can see right now is this a significant breakthrough in the conflict the rory. it is yes it definitely is because the last significant prisoner swap was fifteen months ago the minsk
talks in two thousand and fifteen said that all prisoners had to be exchanged within days of the agreement that never happened though so to reach a point where such a significant exchange of prisoners could take place the kind that we're seeing right now means that there has had to be a degree of goodwill on both sides and that goodwill has had to be converted into solid action having said that there are prisoners on both sides remaining so this is probably the first of several and the leader of the republicans said that's the case that this is just the beginning. and also there are people who are still outside of these kind of talked about channels someone called sense of it is perhaps chief amongst those he was a ukrainian filmmaker arrested in crimea shortly after the annexation and convicted
. sentenced to twenty years in jail for terrorism charges it's unclear at the moment whether he's going to be on any money for any future exchanges and of course the conflicts drags on this is a step in the right direction but while people are still dying in eastern ukraine and there seems to be no final resolution for the well this is just a step and certainly not any kind of final destination already many thanks on zero as rory chalons there live in moscow the detention of two reuters journalists in myanmar has been extended for a further fourteen days while loan and cure so were arrested earlier this month after meeting police officials on the outskirts of yangon the embarq uses the pair of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media the reporters were covering the crisis affecting rue hinge of muslims in rakhine state . they have been allowed to meet families and lawyers outside the court hearing.
you know we were just carrying out our jobs as journalists we have been detained at the criminal investigation department we never violated our journalism ethics. i want my husband to be free soon and i trust him that he would never violate the rule of law he has good morals so he should be free soon the government of the philippines is setting up more than six hundred temporary shelters for some of the thousands of people displaced by conflict in the city of barai the army read talk the area from separatists i saw a link fighters in october after a five month siege as i was there was a bride reports down the plight of displaced people has been made even worse by floods after tropical storm tendon. for people displaced by the more are we fighting life in a muddy camp with open drains was already miserable then came the floods some tents were washed away and all of them was wrong and the families possessions are still a wet pile and they go to sleep in the damp. their neighbor foreign and her family
lost their home and business in the fighting now her daily battle is with the water and mud to keep it out. you have to constantly think about where to put your things in my dowry we had money and could eat properly and i could go to school in the city bears the scars of the months of conflict between government troops and fighters linked to i still for now which is quiet but there's still a threat of renewed hostilities and martial law in mindanao has been extended for another year but on the edge of the city signs of hope. new permanent homes are being built for displaced people president rodriguez who's from mindanao has promised to find a lasting solution to the conflict for him this project is an important step on the road to peace we. were all known
what good is above them and it's an ongoing dialogue amended out the conflict holds up development the lack of money and jobs then fuels the underlying discontent and none of this is helped by being battered by storms from her tent home for an ample one can see the new houses being built on the opposite hillside but doesn't know if she will get close to moving into one martha i hope one day we can make a new start and living in one of the new houses would help for now the new houses are far outnumbered by the thousands of tents. look bright al-jazeera the city southern philippines international election observers have praised liberia's peaceful presidential runoff despite the low turnout the result between the former footballer george weah and the current vice president joseph walker is expected in the next few days i don't reports from liberia's capital monrovia. after
a day of orderly queues and peaceful venting in more than five thousand polling stations across liberia the people of this country are waiting for the results all for the runoff election it pits former football star where against current vice president joseph walk by local media is already reporting that the way a hostile elite involves counted on tonnage full fall in some of the counties all for the country georgia where is banking on his support within the youth which accounts for more than sixty percent of the population of this country. just as walker has time himself as the natural kind of date of transition as he has been deputising for outgoing president ellen johnson sirleaf for the past twelve years electoral commission is expected to announce the election results in
a matter of days we're going to weather update next to syria then at least one person is killed every twenty minutes in mexico will take a look at what's behind a record number of homicides have a look at the legacy of pakistan's first female prime minister benazir bhutto ten years after nation. hello there is turning a little bit milder for some of us in the southeastern parts of china that's all thanks to the wind direction you can see it here pulling up from the south dragging in a fair amount of moisture with it as well say for some of us in the southeast they'll be more cloud that we've got used to in a few outbreaks of rain but as that air all pushes up northwards we'll see the temperatures rise so eleven degrees is the maximum in shanghai fair amount of cloud if you outbreaks of rain possible on thursday for friday the skies should be
a look we should get to around fourteen degrees that mild air also extends through hong kong to get to around twenty four as we head across towards india is just really in the far northern parts of the cloud at the moment to further south it's looking fine and dry it's just a couple of showers around sri lanka and some of those are pretty perky giving us over fifty millimeters of rain the chance of one or two more showers here as we head through the next day or so but for the majority of the island it should be fine in that fine weather extends through many parts of india as well new delhi looking at a top temperature of around twenty two or twenty three degrees as we head through the next couple of days now here in doha temperatures are also around twenty three seventy three in fahrenheit the cloud staying way to the north of us so most of us should be fine. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main us response to drug use
and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on sam no evil person this wakes up in the morning in the sense i want to cover the world in darkness they say is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion on line about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. again the top stories on al-jazeera this aid workers have begun to evacuate critically ill patients from a perceived part of syria's capital many people in eastern guta but they're waiting
for months time the u.n. says that at least eighteen people have died including a six month old baby girl. the first stage of a major prisoner exchange deal between ukrainian authorities and pro russian separatists in eastern ukraine has ended in total ukraine is expected to release three hundred six separatist fighters in exchange for seventy four of its soldiers and the president of france somebody will not cross has urged saudi arabia's king silva to lift the blockade on the blockade is limiting supplies of food food fuel and meds into yemen. al jazeera spoken to a former political prisoner in yemen about his experiences a warning some of what you are about to hear is pretty graphic potentially good name reports. yousif knew the opposition newspaper he edited made him a target of the armed rebel who thiis it was time to take precautions but it was
too late last year he says he was kidnapped outside his home in santa. i was repeatedly tortured interrogated due to my job as a journalist before my the tension i openly declared that i was suspending my work due to the harsh conditions facing journalists opposed to the who these in song and so began more than a year held in several prisons in yemen's capital. threatened with physical abuse and rape so was my family i was put in solitary confinement for twenty six days my health deteriorated. human rights groups say thousands of people including children have been arbitrarily detained and tortured by both sides in the war yemeni forces and who the fighters are accused of beating using electric shocks and forcing prisoners to strip others taken captive have simply disappeared this
human rights attorney says families have reported the deaths of almost one hundred twenty prisoners in one of the events in seventy year and if there are secret prisons human rights groups have documented four hundred seventeen alone in sana from residential houses to schools and even places of worship the kidnappers have abducted individuals from all walks of life and juniors doctors and even journalists they are subjected to brutal torture but journalists are given a harder time line was eventually transferred to a military prison camp where he says he was housed along with prisoners of war last month he was released as part of a prisoner swap. but if i thought. i wish it didn't happen that way simply because i was not a convicted person i was kidnapped outside my house. is lucky to be alive days before he was released the camp was bombed dozens of his former cell mates die
natasha to name. twenty seventeen that's been mexico's most violent here since the country started keeping records twenty years ago at least twenty three thousand people have been murdered that's one death every twenty minutes be increasing wages being blamed on corruption a weak judiciary and the extradition of drug lords to the us has shot up fellas reports. three years ago forty three students were abducted on their way to approach in mexico city their parents want. remains from just two of the students have been positively identified as i mean when they while they know they may go. region of guadalupe is the patron saint of mexico and i will ask her to speak to the hearts of those in government to return our children because it's not fair that thirty nine months on our children have not been returned. the void these parents feel is repeated across mexico. this is how the year began in the resort town
turned murder capital of mexico acapulco six people including three women were shot and killed at a market during lunch time on january fourth two days later two more people were shot to death on a beach popular with locals and it continues nationwide until the number of people murdered passed a record twenty three thousand in november mexico started keeping homicide records in one thousand nine hundred five the figure drops until two thousand and seven when former president felipe calderon launched his drug war this was the result it dropped again after president pena nieto was elected and to now this year the drug fueled violence has spread affecting peaceful regions like california with the murder rate has doubled. the jump has been blamed on corruption judiciary and the capture and extradition of drug lords joaquin el chapo guzman to the united states
the. leading competition for his domain. it's because of the drastic adjustment the criminal organizations have had in the last three years in mexico the appearance of new criminal groups the dissolution of others and the great struggle that is beginning to be noticed in the country states in regions of the country where there was relative peace after the capture and extradition of walker . in an attempt to control the cartels congress approved a controversial law that would see soldiers take over from police in the drug makes the coast supreme court is deciding if it will become law next year. for now forty one students us. so missing any information on the whereabouts would likely change these people's lives but to listen to mexico's homicide tally shallot ballasts al-jazeera is spent ten years since pakistan's first and only female prime minister was assassinated benazir bhutto was at a campaign rally when she was killed she was part of pakistan's most famous
political dynasty kemal hyder reports now from qana the ancestral home of the bushes. the budget can't be bought by commemorating their tenth anniversary of bin again or draw add milk and a. packed crowd people have come from across the country from all the four provinces of pakistan but here in the province of say she still enjoys considerable support after all how far do groups began and larkana oh father good forgot early bird draw for usually popular but after age there's been a joke over the mantle of responsibility for the pakistan people's party as you can see order of the people who have turned up yeah of ordinary for four come from the nearby religious for the people of then. the ledger and this is only down yes
i think after twelve and peggy and fourteen yeah does back that father she already live in there because she voted for them he'd die for them. maybe she'll need to save the five hundred life on a bus and we shall continue her. mission until the last moment of on lies and i eat meat there and all the people came and lived at the mission of p.p.p. then mission will be shaky mortals will remain continue and the pride of our great trees room wall of political party if then they enjoyed can trigger broke apart. for draw. now the chairman of the target on people's party there have a brokerage a government and a province they didn't know you're a big day i don't know what coming election the bay bridge party may get more ward than how the province read a grain of god we are dead of their popularity across bucket on the car bomb has
injured fourteen soldiers in afghanistan southern helmand province the explosion targeted a military base in lashkar gah city it happened as soldiers were leaving the outpost south korea says a deal with japan to settle a decades long comfort women dispute fails to meet the victims needs dozens of protesters gathered outside the foreign ministry to denounce the twenty fifteen agreement two years ago japan agreed to set up and then nine million dollars funds to help korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels during the second world war but survivors say they want direct compensation australian grandmother a scapes the death penalty in malaysia off to being cleared of drug trafficking charges the course accepted but here as opposed to the argument that she was tricked into carrying the drugs by an online boyfriend who claimed to be from the us special forces she was arrested in kuala lumpur international airport three years ago carrying one point one kilos of methamphetamine death by hanging is
mandatory for drug trafficking in malaysia because i believe the testimony of. that she was an area she was tricked into carrying the bag because of what we now call the internet scam. the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics is changing our health care more operations are carried out by surgeons using robots lawrence lee examines whether we should trust machines to look after us. these guys hospital in central london and a man is about to have his life chances vastly improved with the help of a robles 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 chub.
and then we'll let the robots. soon the surgeon is at the 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 the steps of the surgery did a very clearly defined carried out by a surgical instrument that was basically set up until i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for fat that the op thousand the surgeon did my eyes he met devon he set a machine hit a button and there was a machine that did the surgery wasn't him. 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 the duty of care to 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 the 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 new pierced of forty one an agency staff was coming in it could be
a lot of emotional things that is these people experience because when you forget things you get agitated and you cannot recollect what you really forgotten how are you. 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 the 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 ageing population is becoming common but will carers ever be replaced by machines it would surely to questions about how much we value our own humanity lawrence lee al jazeera london throughout the day on thursday i was zero you can see the fifth part in this series on artificial intelligence a future with robots at ai is coming whether we like it or not it's kind of going to affect us all in the final part of lawrence a series that we took taking a look at those who are seeking to reduce the impact. internees is cinnabon volcano has erupted sending clouds of ash into the air cars and houses have been covered with grey ash throughout northern sumatra province there are no reports of casualties but there are warnings of poor visibility of the drivers so the ban is active several times every year.
it is good to have you with us adrian for the good here in doha the top stories in al-jazeera aid workers have begun to evacuate critically ill patients from a besieged part of syria's capital many people in eastern guta been waiting for months and in that time the u.n. says that at least eighteen people have died including a six month old baby girl the area's been surrounded by government forces since twenty thirteen the president of france emanuel micron has urged saudi arabia's king solomon to lift the blockade on yemen the blockade is limiting supplies of food fuel and medicine into yemen the first stage of a major prisoner exchange deal between ukrainian authorities and pro russia separatists has just ended both sides have been sending their prisoners towards a site near the city of whole of kut which is mainly controlled by the separatists in total ukraine is expected to release three hundred six separatist fighters in exchange for seventy four of its soldiers the deal was brokered last week mediated
by the russian orthodox church in moscow. russia's president vladimir putin has formally registered to run in the twenty eighteen election he's running as an independent but he's backed by the pro kremlin united russia party is expected to win his fourth term in march putin so far refl refrained from campaigning but has praised his government's management of the economy russia has rebounded from its worst recession in two decades the detention of two reuters journalists in myanmar has been extended for a further fourteen days while loan and cure so were arrested earlier this month after missing police on the outskirts of young gone we have are accused there of planning to share illegally acquired information with foreign media the reporters were covering the crisis affecting the hinge of muslims in rakhine state. we were just carrying out their jobs as journalists we have been detained at the criminal investigation department we never violated our journalism ethics in south korea
says a deal with japan to settle a decades long comfort women dispute fails to meet the victims' needs dozens of protesters gathered outside the foreign ministry to denounce the twenty fifteen agreement two years ago japan agreed to set up an e a nine million dollars fund to help korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels during the second world war james taylor the news grid rather had a little over twenty five but it's all to syria right after today's the stream next . documentaries. at this time on al-jazeera. protons neutrons and electrons quarks never heard of a quark i have but i do.