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critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narrative at this time on al-jazeera the nature of news as it breaks the us took the funding has cemented the feeling here that the u.s. is now part of the problem and this picture is right you saw it with detailed coverage when our german government insists negotiations are ongoing to secure the release of the girls and hundreds of others. from around the world three decades on chileans are still thinking about abuses but this time those committed by the church. really. forced out of me and martin our hands are girls who are falling prey to human traffickers who have an exclusive report from a refugee camp in bangladesh. i'm
richelle carey this is how it does their life i'm so also coming up russia holds its own version of syria peace talks but the name opposition groups have refused to attend. eisel claims responsibility for an attack on a military compound and kabul just days after a taliban suicide bombing the more than one hundred people. plus why fitness tracking map is causing security concerns for the u.s. military. when rights groups are warning or hunter refugees are being increasingly targeted by human traffickers of camps and bangladesh they say the problem has been made worse by the influx of refugees fleeing me and why our more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left sense a military crackdown began in. rakhine state and august bangladesh is hosting about
a million refugees in its camps many of them and dire conditions u.n. warns that in the chaos trafficking is often overlooked because other urgent needs like food and shelter come first and the u.n. says refugees are often exploited and recruited with false offers of paid work from kind of a long refugee camp in southern bangladesh has this exclusive report. oh my darling daughter she cries. she asks me when we talk oh mother what shall i do now how can i come back to you how will you get me out of india to be with you again. my own to consume says her daughter years mean was thirteen years old when she was snatched by a man in the refugee camp and smuggled to india. was three years ago known a and the as mean fled a military crackdown in myanmar in two thousand and twelve. says the trafficker was
arrested in india and yes men was rescued her daughter is living at a safe house for other trafficking victims in kolkata myanmar stripped the regime jury of citizenship in one thousand nine hundred to be the newly oh no or yes mean have passports so they cannot be reunited liana says every month she saves a little money to chat to the daughter for a few minutes on the phone. only god knows the pain i experience every day she says i don't have money to go to india my daughter warns me to try and cross into india without a passport. my own story is not uncommon in the ricky refugio camps rights groups say that trafficking gangs have thrived in the ranger refugee camps here in bangladesh for years but the recent arrival of more than six hundred fifty thousand new refugees means the situation is getting even worse and we met a traffic and he told us that men come from outside the camps they pay range of
families for their daughters promising them work for the girls often never seen again. we sit by the road and the men come to us the man tells me they also because if we can get the helpless type of people families are ready to provide girls because they don't have enough food. the man says men often specifically want girls of a certain age he says they pay the families around five thousand talking about sixty dollars for each go. for the girls around twelve to fourteen years old he says they tell me they have difficulty with their domestic work at home they say they need someone to cook for them. the man tells me he has stopped providing the man with girls now and only trafficked a few young women. when the parents come to find me than i have to highlight he
explains they want information all that delicious but i have no information the little the un's refugee agency is trying to help to be reunited with her daughter but he says only the bangladesh all sorts he's to make that decision. leona says yes mean never met her father because he died before she was born she is afraid that she herself may die without ever seeing as me again my as i there was. i want nothing more than like daughter she says it would be so kind if you if you could get my daughter back i guess meaning is a piece of my whole. chance trafford al-jazeera refugio camp under there. is a levy is the spokesman for unicef and bangladesh he says unicef has set up one hundred sixty eight child protection communities to help prevent trafficking child protection committees are formed we've community leaders and haven't just ten to
twenty need to inform and to prevent all the families of these kind of profiting actions and as a player we have over thirty thousand i don't listen to that in adolescence clubs we have five hundred fifty adolescents and there they are told. is so specific leigh we have life skills based education so a describes his basic occasion is helping them to understand all these issues of trafficking or violence and as it was when mention is easy for. parents and people with a g.'s they lack of safe reliance a key which is so we've the department of social service of the government of bangladesh we are starting now past ones with lumps on one thousand of the most when you have the families so that they don't have to give their daughters like
they do now in marriage to traffickers it will be a menu with twenty measures that we have a group working in there is to. the latest round of russian led talks on syria's future will get underway shortly it's backed by turkey and iran will be attended by a u.n. special envoy for syria but the main opposition groups they're not going. in the syrian government to stop bombing parts of it live airstrikes have killed sixteen civilians including women and children in just the past twenty four hours the opposition's accusing the government and its allies of using banned weapons including cluster bombs and napalm on civilians the kurds are also boycotting the sochi meeting or the focus of a turkish military operation in northern syria anger abuse those fighting groups there as terrorists at least fifty one civilians including seventeen children have
been killed near afraid stephanie decker joins us now from kill us on the turkey syria border there is a lot of ground to cover so let's start with the latest on what's happening in a friend stephanie. we can hear our airstrikes in the distance we have seen jets overhead where we are yesterday. just behind us that was a very active front important because of course on the border and it's a high point so what you're seeing turkey doing the f.s.a. the free syrian army fighters that inside syria is trying to secure the entire border area so this is sort of the northern border area of the province and then it goes further west and i can tell you this location yesterday driving back you could see airstrikes along the border so it was hit very hard of course the consequence of. is what's happening to the civilians inside that province speaking just sources on the ground there will tell you that many people are fleeing trying to seek
shelter inside the city we've also had reports of people sheltering in caves it's very very difficult to give you a clear picture because it's difficult to get a picture out when speaking to sources trying to cross-reference things we are hearing that civilians have been killed in this operation turkey says it's trying its hardest not to target civilians that it only targets the. but of course you know it is a war and things in war abide by any real rules so that's one of the challenges we have reporting is trying to get a real accurate picture out to you about what it's like to civilians there because it's so difficult to get a picture out of the province but we do know that it's a very difficult situation also difficult situation in the past twenty four hours has. been civilians that have been killed what else do you know about that. there's been airstrikes. in another area of a province province really has seen an escalation in airstrikes over the last two
months by russia and the syrian government why is that even though it's part of a deescalation zone while this province is the last rebel held province you could say in syria we've seen rebels in their families move there over the course of the last couple of years through the so-called negotiation ceasefire deals that the government had in still then some of these rebel held areas so you now have a group in charge there. bottom line of that alliance is the backbone is a group for miners in the. way said that it considers a terrorist organization and it will go off of them so regardless of being a deescalation zone there is an active campaign going on there now and of course as has been you know the situation with this war for almost seven years now civilians are being killed we were just in syria a couple of days ago and there are camps even you can see with the naked eye along the border behind us inside syria the situation is desperate and you keep talking about talks today you have talks in russia going on and nothing changes for the
people it remains absolutely horrific conditions for millions and millions of syrians stephanie decker live for us on the turkish syrian border thank you. the u.s. has delivered the final shipment of blackhawk helicopters to jordan to help secure its borders with syria and iraq jordan has received twelve of the aircraft over the past nine months it's been among the most active members of the u.s. led campaign against jordan's been stepping up security over concerns eisel fighters could try to and infiltrate as they're pushed out of syria i still says it was behind an attack on a military academy and afghanistan's capital kabul five soldiers were killed and ten others wounded in the gun battle near the. national defense university five of the attackers were also killed that same site was the target of a suicide bombing in october and which fifteen officers die. comes two days after a suicide bombing also in kabul killed at least one hundred three people afghans
are blaming the government for failing to improve security a deal for him as a lecturer in international trade for hammie university he believes the recent wave of attacks by the taliban show that it's trying to prove its strike. we have been accustomed to. that in the winter we see less attacks by taliban and their allies basically the main county group based in pakistan and on several occasions that is this branch of. i was in afghanistan we have seen less attacks in the winter but more attacks in days and some up but in this winter and also a couple of winters in the past two years we have seen the taliban and its allies have maintained that level of attacks have increased give it mo in so much i think this comes. as a response to the aggressive strategy folded but the government of going to start
and also by. a response to the u.s. sanctioned six. members of taliban and. conny group. this is a response they are attacking everywhere trying to show the big an attack civilians they can do institutions they can attack the capital of the. provinces still ahead on al-jazeera turning off the taps the drought that's left cape town on the verge of running out of water plus. music from the strongest cars on the street. building bridges to music performers harmonize relations of playing cuba and the united states.
welcome back we'll start this time by look at the weather in southeast asia nothing remarkable here the philippines enjoying some reason weather conditions at the moment are slightly to continue during the course of chews day some showers across malaysian borneo kuching can be quite wet at times and showers across china from bali which would likely continue during the course of wednesday up through them in a pinch though we have largely fine conditions for singapore in kuala lumpur a few showers around the gulf of thailand but by and culture be dry much of southern cambodia and vietnam also dry interesting stuff for straining still sees trough of low pressure giving some really heavy rain across northern areas in particular again we've had some large rainfall totals being reported daryn airport meanwhile this further towards the east is still here is a very heavy rain across the solomon islands and that will continue in the forecast too we've also had some severe storms across parts of queens in new south wales so a much cooler weather adelaide in melbourne too in the course of shoes it is nineteen degrees present still in sydney at twenty nine degrees and fine for perth
twenty seven there but across parts of western australia are seeing some pretty heavy showers those continuing the following twenty four hours significant drop in temperatures for sydney expected and then heading across into new zealand we're looking fine conditions across both islands highs of thirty expected in christchurch. only benefit those people. so they see being bold and. witness documentaries that open your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera.
you're watching out zero let's take a look at the top stories right now rights groups are warning that refuge or refugees particularly girls are being increasingly targeted by human traffickers the camps in bangladesh more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left in mara since the military crackdown began in august. eisel says it's behind an attack on a military academy in the afghan capital they killed five soldiers five of the attackers were also killed in that fight and russia is holding its version of political talks on syria's future that's one of the backers of president bashar assad but the main opposition groups and the kurds are not attending as talks and sochi. the second and final day of the african union summit is underway in the ethiopian capital
meeting is focusing on tackling corruption and conflict across the continent leaders have also been discussing ways to fund the fifty five member block it's mostly financed by foreign donors but members wanted to become completely self-sufficient homenaje i was in ethiopia in capital addis ababa so as we are in the midst we've been reporting mohamed one of the focus of the summit this time is conflicts in africa in particular which conflicts are getting the most attention what's the priority. walter shell almost all of them. of their conflict in libya of the wall against boko haram in what's on central africa as well as the democratic republic of congo where they've been killings going on in the eastern part of the concrete in the past few months however most discussions of the peace and security council of the african union
which is. a meeting today of the presidential level was all him. as you can see we had a technical issue there with mohamed atta's so we will try to reconnect with him in the meantime leaders of sudan egypt and ethiopia are due to meet on the sidelines of the summit over a controversial dam project our reports from. the cloud of uncertainty hangs over the african union's annual gathering in addis ababa . a dispute between some of its members over the dam is building on the nile threatens to undermine the unity of the pan african organization the african union is extremely encouraged by is that the different countries are meeting direct directly and bilaterally to try and sort out their differences for this for the
situation to be dealt with in an amicable and in a direct manner between the states involved and that is encouraging for the african union but recent developments on the ground appear to suggest otherwise egyptian president of the. perceived real action has expressed concerns over the megaproject known as the great if the european. saying it will disrupt the flow of water to his country but at the dam is crucial for which is eager to become the largest producer of hydroelectric energy in africa and whose population often struggles with a lack of electricity. if the apia egypt and sudan initially agreed on solving the dispute through dialogue but sudan and egypt are now facing another crisis they each claim rights over the so-called triangle on the red sea coast between the
two countries a stance in escalated recently recalled its ambassador to cairo and shut down its borders with eritrea sudanese authorities accuse the erato years of colluding with the edge of chance to destabilize their country. in a move that is likely to further complicate matters egypt wants sudan out of any future talks about the damn united nations chief and turn your terrorists expressed hopes that countries sharing the nile can agree on a mechanism to manage water distribution we believe that every problem can be solved based on dialogue neutral understandings technical analysis scientific analysis and cooperation and i hope it will be the same when i was prime minister of portugal we signed the work that agreement with spain and even today is considered to be
a landmark but for now what's happening in the nile basin area threatens to undermine the chances of finding a common ground officials here at the air you hope differences between sudan egypt and if the appeal will be resolved soon if not this is an issue many wary could lead to a mr confrontation hashim about al-jazeera. yemeni government is urging calm in the southern port city of aden after what they called an attempted coup by separatists backed by the united arab emirates it your ministry says government forces are now in control of a on sunday at least twelve people were killed and one hundred others wounded as southern secessionists fought the army for control of government buildings and its president says the unrest only benefits with the rebels who are at war with the elected government and the president has won a landslide victory in the general election sally nice to secure it another six year term one in more than sixty percent of the vote his main rival only got twelve
percent the president is credited with balancing a delicate relationship with nato without antagonizing its neighbor russia had long as former leader carlos purged mots expected to ask a spanish judge for permission to attend a regional parliamentary session on tuesday spain's constitutional court ruled that he must be present to be chosen as the region's president allowing him to form a government who has been in brussels since october he's wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion for spearheading catalonia secession movement look at ok . it was intellectually that we have to swear in president that's what we have to do now and it's a complicated and difficult situation we have seen the last chapter of a process of demolishing of the rule of law and spiny the attitude of spain's government pushing all kinds of powers while the powers of the separatists are constantly being affected in violated google and then are active map the tracks the location of people using fitness devices like that it has raised concerns about
security at u.s. military bases around the world the pentagon is concerned that soldiers using these devices may be accidentally revealing top secret military locations that estabrook reports. well fitness tracking devices have become very popular around the world in fact about twenty seven million people globally have these things including people in the u.s. military well it's starting to become a concern now for the u.s. military because this global heat map that went online last fall lets anybody go onto the internet and see where people that have these tracking devices are located and if you look at this map you see it places like the united states in north america and in europe are lit up because a lot of people in those areas of course have them but also now you can see areas where potentially u.s. military personnel have them the pentagon a few years ago gave out about twenty five hundred of these devices to some
personnel in an effort to fight obesity so now there is concern that people can go onto this map and they can zoom in and they can see places where a military personnel are active places like the c. hill region of africa and an area south of mosul in iraq now the pentagon is taking a look at this it issued a statement late this evening saying that the d.o.d. is taking this very seriously it's reviewing the situation to see if training and policy should be developed in order to keep personnel safe so this device that was given out to the military in an effort to keep them fit now could potentially be a security risk relations between the u.s. and cuba have to tear it since donald trump took office put limits on trade and made it harder for americans to visit the island. and artists are determined to show the two countries can get along. on all reports from havana.
sharing a stage comes naturally to these cuban and u.s. musicians. best known pianist this playing alongside american jazz legend. the saxophone player is among the u.s. artists who headline this years have been a jazz festival. musicians turned cultural ambassadors at a time of renewed hostilities between their governments it's now more important than ever that music is a common language connects this two countries again the politics of the politics but the art form is a common language and that will help strengthen perhaps some of the other areas the broader international relationship. and that relationship has deteriorated significantly since its high point two years ago today the state department is actively advising americans to stay away from cuba but not all of them are listening even under tighter travel restrictions reimposed by the trumpet ministration and then president
a number of americans visited and performed at this year's just festival here in havana and when asked why they're here they generally gave the same basic answer music trumps tropfest far as i'm concerned. this cuban pianist couldn't agree more playing for a tour of american jazz lovers head respect things musical overtures can have just as much power as diplomatic. ties with cuban music and culture is an explosion it's fire and that is what we transmit to the audiences beyond all the problems that exist i try to express what i am not as a musician but as a culture. and the cultural efforts extend beyond music this statue of cuban independence hero. was a gift from new york's bronx of the arts to the people of cuba veiling attended by architects and other artists from both countries hope to see more of the start of
other joint projects that's always been the artists and their cultural organizations that have really kept the conversation going they were responsible for initiating the conversation. opening the doors for relationship building and greater connections between cuba and the united states' role castro attended the inaugural ceremony in what is expected to be one of his last public events as cuban president perhaps a not of support to those trying to get different nations ship with the u.s. back on track. galliano al-jazeera. the south african city of cape town is facing its worst water crisis in a century and protesters say the government is to blame the taps are expected to run dry on april twelfth as a horse and not until for more than three years because there hasn't been enough rain the city is limiting each household to fifty liters of water a day that's a quibble and to one full bath water minister is urging everyone to cut back their
water use. it is therefore important that all use us leave the plants. we want to consumption the agricultural sector has made a commitment to make sure that to explain you know solutions as advised by some of the institutions of higher the new c s i as well as the would tell me what to do said commission so that did then that is that the petition to the. trans financial regulator is to impose an administrative punishment on the cryptocurrency operator coin check in response to a major theft on friday hackers stole about five hundred thirty four million dollars worth of any m. cryptocurrency coins from the tokyo based firm turner sixteen thousand people were affected as promising to pay back ninety percent of the lost points to pan financial services agency has warned virtual currency exchanges of further cyber
attacks. in of our come come prod the founder of ikea has died at the age of ninety one he started a company in sweden in one nine hundred forty three transforming it from a small local business into a global empire famous for its affordable flat pack furniture or shark attacks a look back at his life. his work ethic was simple to create a better everyday life for the many people involved comprende founded ikea when he was just seventeen that was seventy four years ago and sticking strictly to those principles he turned a small scale mail order business into a global furniture empire in ma was a little boy in a hurry he started selling matches to neighbors at the age of five some kids are interest from the beginning to be an entrepreneur and that was one of them and i actually when he was a little boy he started to sell postcards to his grandmother. and the eventually he loaned a bike and they started to fish around and the little box they could find one and
one thing on this so the fish box is actually the first little box that has money and forget the fish box this company now pulls in a staggering sixty two billion dollars a year and this is where it all began in sweden where his first shop opened in one nine hundred fifty eight its simplicity remains at the heart of the enterprise the revolutionary flatpack found a following around the world even if far as west in yemen but it didn't escape scrutiny over its taxes last year the european commission announced it had launched an investigation into the company's tax affairs in the netherlands i kin involved come proud died on saturday aged ninety one he stepped down from the board in two thousand and thirteen at the age of eighty seven peter shop al jazeera.
south zero and these are the top stories rights groups are warning that russians are refugees particularly girls are being increasingly targeted by human traffickers it counts in bangladesh more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left me and more since the military crackdown began in august. behind an attack on a military academy in. afghan capital that's killed five soldiers five of the attackers were killed in the fight and happened is to say two days after a suicide bombing which killed at least one hundred three people russia is holding its version of political talks on syria's future it's one of the backers of syrian president bashar al assad that may opposition groups and the kurds are not attending those talks in sochi. the kurds are facing a turkish military offensive in turkey's north west serious northwest and at least fifty one civilians have been killed in the fighting stephanie decker is at the turkey syria border with more. we are getting reports about the situation for
civilians inside particularly around these border areas that have been civilian casualties turkey says it's not targeting civilians but of course as we know when it comes to war the truth is somewhere in between when it comes to there's no clear lines there will always be civilian lives ripped apart so very difficult for people there the city of often itself we understand from our sources has not been targeted yet and there are a lot of people trying to seek shelter there they many government is urging calm in the southern port city of aden nafta what they called an attempted coup by separatists backed by the united arab emirates interior ministry says government forces are now in control of the city on sunday at least twelve people were killed and one hundred others wounded a southern secessionist of the army. in a south african city of cape town is facing its worst water crisis in a century and protesters say the government is to blame the taps are expected to run dry on april twelfth u.s. soldiers who use fitness tracking devices may be accidentally revealing the
location of top secret military bases security issue has been spotted and interactive online maps that show where people are using those trackers. those are the headlines news continues keep it here on al-jazeera witness is next. on counting the cost the problem with every year the rich and famous discussed making the world a better place for her to move or afoot to open up and travel across the african continent plus the link between seafood forced labor in thailand counting the cost at this time on i'll just do.