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and i'm rob matheson and this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes a large scale prisoner swap between ukrainian government and pro russian rebels is now complete plus i knows nothing has no treatment available and i have nothing no medicine no many emergency medical evacuations under way in war torn syria but for some it's too little and too late also. the women and that willing for us to go back to war for anybody to be president of this country and not to wait for the vote counting is finally complete in liberia's presidential runoff officials say don't expect riots in the streets. and it's off to the so-called salt suck capital of the world colombia's on your christmas parade is all about the dons.
ukrainian government and pro russian rebels have swapped prisoners in war torn east ukraine this latest exchange is reported to be the largest since the start of the conflict that happened in the city of hard leave it's mainly controlled by pro russia separatists the conflict in eastern ukraine erupted in april twenty fourth team soon after russia annexed ukraine's crimea peninsula the united nations says more than ten thousand people have died in the donetsk and lugansk regions i see news of true steals has lowered the level of violence but it hasn't ended the bloodshed several of the ukrainian prisoners have been speaking about their release . i'm very happy that i'm going back to ukraine and i thank everyone for the work that's been done to be able to help me see my loved ones again. spent a year and a half in a cell one by one and
a half meters without anything no deliveries nothing they treated us as if we were dogs rory chalons has more from moscow. well both sides are now confirms that this prisoner swap has concluded with people being handed in both directions across the front lines in eastern ukraine the numbers that actually did scruffs the lines a big difference from the early advertize figures of three hundred six people going from kiev territory back to the east and seventy four people going from the eastern regions back into kiev territory the reasons why the numbers are different is because some people were transferred earlier and some people on both sides it seems didn't actually get want to go back to where they come from this is an events that has been quite a long time in in the making the final impetus though came as a recent meeting in moscow there was attended by the heads of the two separatist
regions in eastern ukraine by the head of the russian orthodox church patrick carroll and by representatives from kiev but the the real political will it seems as come from both kiev and also from moscow with vladimir putin saying that he was going to use his influence with the with the separatist regions to make it happen it's a breakthrough undeniably a step in the right direction and the sides now are talking about keeping this going they're doing more prisoner swaps but while people are still dying while moscow is still supplying the rebel regions with a weapons and hardware etc and while there doesn't seem to be a final drive for peace this is just a step in that direction we haven't got to the destination that we want to get to yet which is a final political solution so here is a macof is a senior research associate at the george washington university is joining us now from washington d.c. thanks very much for being with us rory chalons our correspondent there describing
this as a breakthrough give us some context how significant is this. this is very significant first of all it is. one of few realisations of the minsk agreement between ukraine russia friends and germany that was. agreed upon in two thousand and fifteen and the article six of those agreements implied that ukraine and the two separatist republics would exchange all the prisoners so this is the first step since then however. not all the prisoners were exchanged and there are dozens of ukrainian prison their wrists and. the separatist prisoners. on both sides detained and the sides don't want to give them up yet
this is very important because it was practical initiated on the highest level between ukraine and russia when or november of fifteen putin met with the with chuck a whole was. chief chief of staff of former ukrainian president and suddenly putin made their phone call during the meeting and initiated the contact the with the separatist leaders plotnick and as a hard guy and then two days ago on december twenty fifth. met at russian monastery with the mediation of russian patriarch kirill and then they agreed formal exchange three hundred six versus
seventy four so this exchange was conducted very. fast and efficient and it is very important for both russian leader putin who is running for reelection soon and. ukrainian president poroshenko who is facing major demonstration and challenges from the opposition and it was so important. that he personally arrived at the spot and. greeted the. prisoners as you mentioned this all happened as part of the minutes to agreement that happened back in twenty fifteen we're now at the age of twenty seventeen is it simply the case that it's down to politics that has pushed president putin to move this forward or other wider issues why is it taking so long . it seems that there are politics behind it though it's
not clear. but some contacts show us that maybe something's going on politically first of all. two days before the. joke and the separatist leaders met on december twenty fifth so two days before that on december twenty third u.s. president donald trump signed. the. decree is that he the u.s. would sell a lethal weapon to ukraine and russia. was very angry about it in the foreign minister of russia a love rock of promise to retaliate however there were no signs. of that yet another context that we can also see is that.
as i mentioned the presidential elections that putin is facing and also persian right now he is under pressure from the opposition. which is. very. strong leader mikhail saakashvili the third pro president of georgia and former ally of. persia is challenging the ukrainian president and demand in his impeachment so for poroshenko it was very important and this was kind of a breakthrough for him in domestic politics and even he's main opponent mikhail saakashvili praised him for doing that and one final question and briefly if you don't mind we are slightly up against time here you mention of course that there are still many prisoners who have not yet to be released once all the politics goes
away we get past the election in russia we get past the political situation that's current in ukraine does that mean that we're less likely to see any of these swaps happening in the future it is very hard to say because for most of all something already happened and it gives hope that there are mechanisms that might help to conduct the second step the exchange of all prisoners however you're right after the presidential elections in russia and. the may go away and those dozens of prisoners that are left on both sides both sides consider of them as war criminals and they don't want to give them up so if you enjoy mccaul thank you very much indeed for your time at least ten people have been injured after a bomb exploded in a supermarket in the russian city of st petersburg the explosion was caused by
a homemade device packed with shards of metal authorities say it was hidden inside a locker used by shoppers to store their belongings no one has claimed responsibility for the attack. the taliban has claimed responsibility for an attack in southern afghanistan that's wounded fifteen people a spokesman for the provincial governor says the suicide bomber targeted a military convoy leaving the base in the city of lashkar gah all but one of those wounded or soldiers aid workers have started evacuating critically ill patients from eastern rebel held on klav of syria's capital damascus at least eighteen people have died while waiting east to go to his one of the last remaining rebel strongholds it's been under a tight a government see since two thousand and thirteen and the target of hundreds of airstrikes and artillery attacks that's caused severe food and medical shortages for about four hundred thousand syrians trapped there last month the u.n.
called for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave but it was only after a long negotiations that twenty nine critical cases were approved for medical evacuation al-jazeera is in a hard it has the latest and let me give you a warning some of the following images may be disturbing. it's a start but it's not enough only a handful of east scooters 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 a six month old baby was on that list but when the aide workers reached the others house they found out she died weeks ago the syrian government is allowing them to be treated outside the besieged opposition stronghold after the armed group official islam agreed to release some government prisoners it's not clear if new deals will be reached it has been four years since east water 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 employee 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 from 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 and. the lack 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 dire conditions. there have been reported because. in the past. we're. told. the. thousand five hundred children are at risk
two hundred thirty two who are acutely malnourished more than four hundred thousand . children. for the first time but it was forty thousand people there is. the government is using this. as a military strategy and the situation the likelihood of becomes more. is president of the syrian american medical society he's joining us now from fresno in california thank you very much indeed for your time if i understand it correctly so your organization operates about fifty percent of the medical facilities
available in. this evacuation of these critically ill people. well thank you for asking us i'm really glad for some of the patients who were able to get you thank you it is hopefully they will get safe and appropriate treatment so that will save their lives or fortunately we have the harbor and our tears are still down for our patients who are b.c.'s and so good to hundreds of them are in dire need of medications basic medications supplies that we can treat their medical conditions but with the state siege on mrs cooper for the last three and a half years despite the condition is very difficult and very challenging for the aid workers for the material workers to conduct in the you need to know operation at this time this evacuation has been a long time coming is there any hope that this might be the start of more evacuations and possibly allowing food and medical care into the area. quite openly i don't think so we see the syrian american medical society on behalf
of its patient more than four months ago we advocated for convoys to go in and for critically ill patients go out to when we met with many of us pretty council members we went to geneva negotiate with the un we provided the list of twenty nine patients that you saw that was the list back then many patients at that time including medical workers also were very skeptical that the u.n. would be able to do anything and as time went on you can see how the need has grown significantly over the last few months to more than five hundred people on fortunately the deal including do with evacuations taking this right now is not based on a meeting in principle you can see but just by looking at any person who has basic knowledge of human in principle sick until this is more we've been izing the page the needs of the patients to try to score political points and try to negotiate bitter political nigger position for some of the parties including syrian government where we're seeing some frankly heart rending pictures ins in
a harder as a reporter just before we were talking to you obviously the people there are under terrible circumstances but how frustrating is it for the aid organizations and medical facilities like yours who are trying to work in the region. we've seen over the last few months many of the international aid agencies pulling out of guta and this is exactly what the besiegement is aiming to achieve because many of the facilities are inaccessible and the return operation this challenging many of the major resources actually and we can all days of pulling out says it is you just punishing the population for be misused that's not true i couldn't do it on the other hand you can see the commuter workers the physicians nurses first and responders thank you meet your leaders are committed to stabilize the community provide care even with limited resources and prevent any major displacement of the civilians out of their town and they made that commitment and that we would
continue to do that and less breath unfortunately as we're looking at it would similar to what happened in aleppo last year just a year ago the same exact same situation down under tight b.c. has been for many months. direct it's destruction of the medical facilities and medical infrastructure and was all that's that sheaves they were looking for massive displacement we do not accept we want to provide care to every single person syria and we are committed to do that this but even if it will you please out i'm going to actually as president of the syrian american medical society thank you very much for your time thank you thank you for a passion. plenty more ahead on the news hour including a plea for help from mothers of brazilian children affected by the zico virus as doctors one day may mean a lifetime of care plus. one towards me in london with senator breaux t.v. news reporting is currently delicate operation but could robots be tucked in for
women all around them. and one of africa's greatest players makes a major u. turn details in sports. in argentina president mockery is pressing on with the reform agenda that he claims will modernize the country on wednesday the senate to pass the twenty eight hundred budget and some of the new laws that will make the reforms possible but i still use a ball reports what it said is convincing people of its benefits may prove difficult. three vegetables in front of congress when a site is well senators gather to vote inside in the last session this year farmers brought twenty thousand kilos of their produce to give away to those in need of us all night we are here so that senators know the part they vote for has an impact on people's lives costs have gone up for everyone inflation transport energy but we
want to share and draw attention to the demand that this government needs to do a lot more. was elected two years ago with a mandate to rein in government spending and rejuvenate argentina's lagging economy after years of the center left presidency of cristina fernandez the kitchen or the government of mali so mike lee has pushed to have a series of laws that it says will make argentina's economy more competitive like reforming the pension and tax system but there are many here who disagree they say that the government's reforms are benefiting corporations and not the country. among them i people. she's retired and says she couldn't miss the opportunity of getting some free food. but if i was the pension i get is not enough and what i'm buying now would cost me a lot i worked all my life and now i can barely survive. despite scoring
a resounding victory in october's congressional elections mackley spent with one sparked a violent protest last week when a situs that left dozens of people injured and new legislation changed the way pension increases are calculated which could end up hurting the elderly and those who depend on social security. the government said there were four aim to restore order to argentina's chronically imbalance fiscal accounts as in italy and what the in the path of the argentinean economy is very tight with the possibility of crises along the way but for now i believe the government has a clear idea of what it wants to do it's trying to open up the economy to the world after years of financial isolation. argentina has a history of economic crises that have left millions living in poverty even though the government insists economic reforms will lead to a brighter future there are many who doubt that the government's plans will turn
out well. i just want to. produce culture minister has resigned following the pardoning of its president. salvador was a fierce opponent of the decision for modi was sentenced to twenty five years for ordering massacres carried out by military death squads is currently receiving cancer treatment that was granted a presidential jew to his ill health. brazil is suspending fish exports to the european union preempting a ban by the e.u. in brussels the suspension comes into effect on wednesday in september in you food safety inspectors raised concerns about deficiencies in brazil's food production face production industry brazilian officials say there are disagreements about food safety standards with the e.u. fish producers have called for urgent measures to prevent damage to their trade. and brazil was at the center of the zico virus outbreak that caused
a global health emergency two years ago many cases where in the northeast where the illness was linked to an increase in babies born with a condition that severely limited their development now those children are taught blows the extent of their problems is becoming painfully clear but as john heilemann reports from received parents are getting little help from the government . two years after dizzy care but they make brazil and the world has moved on but not just and elisei still here. she's one of almost three thousand babies who were born with microcephaly an underdeveloped head and brain cools by the majority like police say we're in the north east of the country now we're now just zero first visited receive thing in two thousand and sixteen and i just said the government was yet to hell for them let's change to make. i know the government has cut assistance for a few families i know some of them in my case i've never received anything it's
been more than two years and we haven't got a thing. in lisa's medicine is so expensive the family's income can't cover it they have to rely on donations from friends niger nurses have around the clock but her conditions getting worse by the sea in the middle caught up in the morning i don't have too much hope from the bottom of my heart is hard for a mother to say that but i can imagine alison ten years time in fifteen years time i don't dream about it that is why i like to make things happen today. yes. elisei and others ecosoc to children receive receive free rehabilitation from a foundation partly funded by the government but it's overwhelmed one hundred fifty is stuck on the waiting list all the time getting deeper and maced in the semi blindness and muscle stiffness that typifies the condition wife camilla ventura says they need more funds we try not to let people forget about seeka and because
you know we still have all these children and we still have a burden and it's and it's involves the government but also a public health. issue that has to be addressed and never forgotten the government says that it hasn't forgotten as well as engaging in a massive campaign to eradicate them the skates so which currency seek a virus it since are invested about fifty million dollars in rehabilitation centers like this one and next year it's promised eight million dollars more. at a christmas party for children with red diseases we met not to gain with other mothers who say they haven't seen enough money they feel they're struggling alone enjoying small moments in the midst of a lifelong battle for them and their children. john home and i would desire to
receive a resume. the rise of artificial intelligence and robotics is changing health care more operations and now carried out by surgeons using robots or asks if we should trust machines to look after us warning this package shows us some graphic content. guys 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 i had laser eye surgery only ten years ago and i know for fat that the op thousand did my eyes he met devon think he set a machine hit a button and there 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 the dementia residents people who forget who have a memory lapses and if robots could remember. things about them or their cultural needs about that have it's about the back and of living and if they could relate this to a new pierced or even 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 are really forgotten 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 dispense it the agonizing question is whether we want them to i think ethically it's undesirable to have 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 leigh al-jazeera london. still ahead an al-jazeera
as tensions rise in the korean peninsula one family's hopes for a reunion fame. and the art exhibition that gives the public a rare glimpse into life for guantanamo bay from the perspective of its inmates. and in sports this winning shots was made with less than a second left in the game action from the n.b.a. coming up later. how the story of lake effect snow is been pretty widely broadcast and it's because it's really cold has been coming across with a still open water lakes and i mean so if you are just on the edge of the lake for example in pennsylvania pennsylvania new york state you get a lot of snow from india the potential still exists for a while but we're cutting off the flow really deep the cold air as you can see the
wind isn't really flowing in from the west as it was to fall so if anything will be less in the way of lake effect snow with those to be some and coming into the pacific northwest yet another winter storm all the way from british columbia dancer probably too odd to have be all that a lot of snow still to come here once also when to certainly tucked in high temperatures even sunshine in dallas down to about eight degrees and out to twenty six miami is hanging on to the sunshine if you like but usually does of course south of this start all nice and quiet at least for the islands even the big ones but the onshore breeze the prevailing breeze means the showers been concentrating on the coast of costa rica nicaragua or honduras and billie's and the chances are they'll carry on doing that in the next day or so if anything they'll concentration it could briefly be rather unpleasant least on that northern coast of panama and costa rica.
the offense being a journalist the crime practicing journalism. must go to same detained for three hundred sixty five days without charge. journalism is not a crime mahmoud a sane is not a criminal. free mahmoud hussein. when diplomacy fails and fear sweeps then our borders are wide open wide open to drugs terrorists we've proven the barriers are built to impose division and it's not deceptive instead of being an obstacle to tell wastes into became another obstacle to peace in a four part series al-jazeera revisits the reasons for divisions in different parts of the world and the impact they have on both sides walls of shame at this time on
al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour the ukrainian government and pro russian rebels have completed a large scale prisoner swap in the war torn east of ukraine it happened today in the city of kut which is mainly controlled by separatists exchanges reported to be the biggest since the conflict began twenty fourteen. at least ten people have been injured after a bomb exploded in a supermarket in the russian city of st petersburg the explosion was caused by a homemade device packed with shards of metal no one's claimed responsibility the
attack. aid workers have started evacuating critically ill patients from eastern guta rebel held on claims of syria's capital damascus last month the u.n. called for five hundred people in need of urgent medical care to be allowed to leave but only twenty nine cases but approved at least eighteen people have died while waiting. liberia's election commission is expected to announce official preliminary results in the presidential runoff on thursday presidential hopeful george weah says he's on track for victory the former football star is up against current vice president joseph buckeye hammad out of reports from the capital monrovia. liberia and sweet for the outcome of tuesday's runoff election many place what they call a peaceful. vote counting is underway and the process of telling results strictly informal them five thousand polling stations across like beauty.
there were. very small number of incidents to report where the incident occurred and i should mention and they have been dealt with on his part in most of these cases if not all the contest pits fifty one year old former football star george where against seventy three year old joseph walker i who has been the country's vice president for the last twelve years but falling coincided with christmas and many chose to stay home observers say the tunnel close much lower than the fuss round held in october their electoral commission says it will announce the results in four days it's what happens often whether the losing side will accept defeat that cause most liberians concerned. liberia is one win as willing to destroy the women and that will mean for us to go back to war for anybody to be president of this country he will not do it we are going to have peace the children of this
country need peace and they also want peace and we're going to call for whom ever we decide is president of liberia international observers to a calling for calm so what was the most without. music. so the issue is now when you know. if you when you celebrate it is celebrated in my shirt because you go to the president of everybody if you lose you also accept for the first time in more than seventy years this was founded by freed american slaves will see one democratically elected government hunt power to another whoever wins will inherit tonic or me but by forming prices of liberia's exports of rabat and i don't want to force depreciating currency in the past twelve years ellen johnson sirleaf has guided this country through the process of recovery from civil war on the horrors of outbreak but she too has been criticized for not doing much to talk
all poverty and corruption in hard government behind it all does it or monrovia liberia an ex military chief who led the takeover against zimbabwe is former leader robert mugabe has been appointed as vice president but promotion of constantino chiwenga has deepened concerns about the close ties between the military and zimbabwe's a new president from the president. is under pressure to implement political reforms after mugabe's thirty seven year role ended last month. cameroon has freed a writer detained for three weeks for criticizing the government while the charges against patrice now going have been dropped he's been banned from returning to the central african nation going on who is the julian u.s. cameroonian national was arrested as he prepared to board a flight to kenya earlier this month his supporters say the charges were politically motivated. almost one thousand people have marched in
a small town in france calling for answers in the case of a missing nine year old girl. was last seen in august at a family wedding her parents organized the rally and they say they're demanding the truth the main suspect in the case has been in police custody since september suspected of her murder investigators have linked him to at least two other mystery deaths in the region french president emanuel mccrone has urged saudi arabia's king solomon to lift the blockade on yemen since october imports of fuel food and medicine have been limited but the saudi led coalition which is fighting hooty rebels michael says he's concerned about the humanitarian crisis with millions of people on the brink of famine parts of yemen are also in the grip of a color a break a political prisoner in yemen has spoken to all of his ear about his brutal experiences behind bars human rights groups say thousands of yemenis have been arbitrarily detained and tortured during the country's two and
a half year war natasha reports. yousif knew the opposition newspaper he edited made him a target of the armed rebel who thiis it was time to take precaution but it was too late last year he says he was kidnapped outside his home in sanaa. i was repeatedly tortured and interrogated due to my job as a journalist before my detention i openly declared that i was suspending my work because of the harsh conditions facing journalists opposed to the who he's in sanaa and so began more than a year held in several prisons in yemen's capital. to have the. i was 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 about it i wished it didn't happen that way simply because i was not to convict
a 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 in a zero. there to south korea's adding tonics giant some song is appealing against his conviction and sentence in a corruption case in jail was sentenced to five years in jail for his part in a bribery scandal that also sold the impeachment of the country's then president pagano hey prosecutors are also appealing the ruling and are calling for the twelve year sentence the high court is expected to rule next month. as twenty seventeen draws to a close we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families in our final report we focus on the crisis between north and south korea and its impact on the people there lawrence luis spoke to a man who's been separated from his father for nearly five decades this is one of
one in charles' treasured possessions it's the only photo he has of him with his father he was two years old when he last saw his dad nearly fifty years ago it wasn't until he was nine that he found out the truth he told me and. i asked my mother when he was coming home she told me he was on a business trip to the united states and will be home for christmas i believed her and waited and waited his father one had been traveling on a domestic flight in south korea but it was hijacked and flown to north korea. the incident sparked an international outcry north korea eventually returned most of those on board the flight but refused to allow eleven of us to leave including kwan's father because. there was a time i hated my father so much because i was told by my family that he stood out too much during ideologist sessions in the north he would argue with the of dorry's
and that's why he wasn't sent back to. hong has spent much of his adult life campaigning for his father's release setting up a group to the south korean government and international community to pressure north korea to release the remaining crew and passengers. when there were tensions around the korean peninsula intensified my father's case was pushed aside going ever dare work any issues between the core us and our story became the least priority it's a tragedy my family has had to carry looking inward. and security concerns on the peninsula had deepened this year in september north korea tested a hydrogen bomb weapons experts also say north korean scientists appear to have made rapid progress with each missile test and could possibly combine nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities by next year one realizes these developments will
make a reunion more unlikely but he's certain his dad still years for hope. to try to defect in two thousand and thirteen i heard that the rest of the people in his group who made the same attempt were all executed the one then in march two thousand and sixteen i heard he was living in punk song but was told last december you know that those surveillance was too strong for anyone to approach him or talk and that i can prove. but one is not giving up determined to be reunited with his father no matter what it takes florence lee al-jazeera saw. south korean government says a deal with japan to settle the decades long conflict woman dispute has failed to meet the victims' needs dozens of protesters have gathered outside the foreign ministry to denounce the twenty fifteen agreement japan had agreed to set up a nearly nine million dollars fund to help korean women who were forced to work in japanese military brothels during world war two but survivors say they want direct
compensation japan's warned that any attempt to revise the deal would make ties unmanageable. an exhibition in new york is showcasing work by eight artists who are former and current inmates are going ton of obey their paintings offer a glimpse of life inside one of the world's most secretive prisons there elizondo reports. it's an exhibit where the artists were also inmates in fact some still are all these works painted by eight inmates at guantanamo bay detention center half of them currently being held the other half subsequently released after years in detention and one day i got a call from a lawyer he said would you be interested in displaying my client had made a kuantan a band i said what do you mean this art from guantanamo bay and we went from there the theme of some of the paintings is dark not surprisingly for inmates who have spent years imprisoned or were interrogated some tortured sharks in an ocean is the
work of some a yemeni inmate who has been held without charge for the past fifteen years he signs all of his art work with his prison number two for two piece work are fairly skilled there is darkness but as the curator told me there is also some light i was surprised to see how calm and peaceful many of the paintings were i was expecting more more pain more anger but the detainee i interviewed told me we paid to distract ourselves from our condition like a pair of hands clutching prison bars and flowers created by another yemeni inmate who has spent fifteen years in guantanamo some of the work sorry labrat like this would model ship made with cardboard and bottle caps as powerful as this art is to fully understand its impact is to know where it came from guantanamo bay prison was
opened in the aftermath of the september eleventh attacks to hold terror suspects at its peak it housed six hundred eighty four inmates today the prison remains open holding forty one prisoners some without charge us president donald trump has talked about filling the empty cells again. it's only in the past few years lawyers for the detainees have been permitted to take the inmates are out from the prison there have been some complaints. the pentagon has said to be considering banning artwork from public view the theme of the exhibit is because many of the inmates say the ocean is a symbol of freedom and escape each brushstroke a glimpse into the innermost thoughts of the moment. new york. to the break we'll have all the sport for you plus. it's all about the.
indonesian volcano monks cinnabon has erupted spirit more than four kilometers into the sky is in the western island of sumatra and authorities advising people to stay alert on to stay seven kilometers away from the crater in the northeastern u.s. state of pennsylvania it's been more than a white christmas with
a record breaking five feet of snow in a forty eight hour period the city of it has had to declare a state of emergency residents have taken to social media to post pictures and videos of a winter wonderland of sorts doubling the phenomenon as hash tag snowmageddon on twitter it's time for the sport now here's santa thank you very much to his style with football liverpool are to smash the wall the red cord paid for a defender they've agreed to sign dutch international virgin from southampton for one hundred million dollars the red to fail of the end their attempt to sign the center back and the last transfer window with the having it told southampton he wanted to leave the move smashes the previous record of seventy million dollars which meant city paid for benjamin meant in july the liverpool manager will hope the signing can result liverpool's defensive weaknesses while there conceded twenty three goals in twenty e.p.l. games and sit fourth in the table. those just one game in the english premier
league on wednesday a tabletop has to city beat new cos all hope won not only those that resulted take them a fifteen points clear but they're also extended their record of consecutive a.p.l. wins to eighteen games and despite it being being a festive season it hasn't stopped arsenal manager arsene wenger taking a dig at his old rival jos a marine you know the manchester united boss has complained that nobody can compete with the spending a power of the league leaders manchester city telling his also who's spent over four hundred million dollars this is taken over as united boss in two thousand and sixteen to just deal with it look i've been in that position for twenty one years so i would not start to complain now i don't resign on the mideast sometimes for will reach of when i was or three teams which of and i was so. learnt to cope.
and to give was not i think. what is most important is what you did with your own situation as well as you can and yes. man she's rich of a nice yes. rich of a nice yes man united's reach of an os but. i don't still believe we have to find a way to be successful. for a time african football of the tory has announced his intention to return to international football the man city midfielder is one of the biggest stars in the history of african football he got one hundred caps for the ivory coast and in twenty fifteen he won the africa cup of nations before stepping away from the international stage last year he said a four year old concerned his decision on twitter saying. i love my country available for national team selection i want to help the next generation and
use my experience to make all ivorians proud. russia's former sports minister of italian let's go has stepped down from his post as the head of the twenty eighteen world cup local organizing committee would go on has been embroiled in a scandal concerning alleged doping at the twenty fourteen sochi winter olympics and is now fighting a life ban would go had already stepped down from his role as head of russian football union on monday alex is sort of keen not take charge of the world cup twenty eighteen organizing committee. over the winter olympics just weeks away ice hockey teams are still trying to figure out their roasters after the n.h.l. declined to release their players for the games canada is using the ninety first edition of the international ice hockey tournament the spaniard to help decide
their team of chunk the two time defending champion to open the tournament with a victory against czech side field s.k. five three canada face host next well it was another drama filled night in the n.b.a. as the phoenix suns beat the memphis grizzlies with less than a second left in the game and take a look at this shell martin's shot for the grizzlies a tie the game ninety seven with zero point six seconds left in the game but we just point four seconds to go tyson chandler made this to pinch victory for phoenix one thousand nine hundred ninety seven the final score the suns have now won four of their last six games. australia eleven has smashed a record to cross the line the first in the sydney to hobart race one of the most grueling yacht races in the world wild oats finished in a time one day eight hours forty eight minutes and fifty seconds beating closest
challenger come on she by sixteen minutes taking in all my. five hours off the record time is said by portugal loyal last year while those however could face a protest by. the pair now only avoided the collision shortly after the start of the race in the sydney harbor on tuesday officials a kid give one of those a penalty that could prevent them from clinching their ninth high toll for all of us to come of the doing tonight to be born the whole row third to go on commissioners go to the panthers think you had a superior who was a really yeah the whole thing rises a lot of you know. that the most powerful boy country more and that's what we'll have more later on dancers in colombia's third largest city cali have been celebrating christmas with their i new assaults a parade and said to identify the spirit of the city and residents have come together to dance through the night p.r.t.
reports in the rhythm in colombia salsa capital. it might have been born in new york to be a cuban. but america's most famous rhythm is truly at home in columbia spared city the self-titled capital where the dance is celebrated with a huge hurry them christmas day. this time under a heavy rain. that saw for the most everything look at us totally drenched we love we are showing it once more today. we live and it's all idiosyncrasy fifteen hundred then there's parade through this there must rating cali's unique acrobatics my feet move an extreme pace to the frantic beat as dancers skip and turn. kylie both over one hundred south schools attracting an increasing number of foreign aficionado's still going to look at what makes kelly special is its
people's unique passion for dance salsa dance almost everywhere in the world but only here people with such little means do so much to get here dancers train all year to be chosen for the parade and dream of one day reaching the world's all such championship sixteen year old now. says that for many poor becoming a dancer is a way to make a living and change stereotypes i know that. this is where we become more than kids from the ghettos we get associated with drug trafficking and prostitution but that's not who we are we dance for ourselves and for our image we work long hours stay out from the streets take care of our wellbeing all our free time all our effort is for dance. on this part of the kali fair for stevie celebrating its sixtieth anniversary it's the one time of the year when all deeply divided between rich and poor come together to celebrate and then through the night.
carney well they'll be a great way after your reports are well beyond. the energetic and never let part time. trying to keep. the world's second capital might sound like a bold claim but seeing a news dance you can't help but think it through i listen to them. and that's it for me rob matheson for this news i'll be back in a moment with more of the day's news and see the public.
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