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and richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. ahead your girls fall prey to human traffickers some of the refugees sold for as little sixty dollars we have an exclusive report from a camp in bangladesh. city on the verge of running completely out of water the cape town drought reaches a critical stage also. music trumps trumpets for a time strong. buildings register music the promise harmonize relations between cuba and the united states. the latest round of russian led talks on syria's future will get underway shortly it's backed by turkey and iran and the u.n. special envoy for. syria is also attending but the main syrian opposition groups
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they're not going. about this want russia and the syrian government to stop bombing parts of it airstrikes have killed twenty civilians including women and children in the past twenty four hours oppositions accusing the government and its allies of using banned weapons including cluster bombs and napalm on civilians the kurds are also boycotting the social meeting and they are the focus of a turkish military operation in northern syria ankara views they're fighting groups as terrorists at least fifty one civilians including seventeen children have been killed near a frame i was here as were a challenge is in sochi at the talks will get to have in a moment person what's going to stephanie decker who joins us from go bob on the turkey syria border stephanie let's talk about where there are still fighting and things happening tell me what's happening where you are. where it's. well
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we've just had an incoming mortar line and probably about five hundred meters. closer to us this is kilis it's been relatively quiet on this front but it literally just flew over our heads which is why we're just scrambling trying to figure out what's going on this front has been relatively quiet today yesterday that was very different side of mountain behind us airstrikes outgoing rocket fire from here so you can see that this seems to be a response certainly came from this angle syria's sort of all along the border from where we are and then today what they're trying to do what the turks are trying to do is to push the y.p. g. away from its border so this is the northern front without freezing and then you also have the western border from what we understand today there is some kind of regrouping going on but certainly as we've just seen it remains a very active frontline. staff and there's also still fighting going on in it live where civilians have really been taking the brunt of it can you get us up to speed on that. yes it is
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a province that is still under rebel control it is under the control of. that group is led by the nostra front russia considers damascus those terrorist organizations so even though it's part of the deescalation zone there has been really in the last two months or so an uptick in airstrikes so over yesterday and today the syrian observatory for human rights in thirty three people have been killed in the last twenty four hours so it gives you a sense richelle if you have all these talks going on you know whether it's under the u.n. or whether it's under you know the russians now in sochi the situation remains incredibly volatile and we went into syria just a couple of days ago and i can tell you you know millions of syrians are displaced in their own country you see tents all along the border the situation is dire and it seems that no one can agree on how to find a political solution to this even though you know it seems that all the international players now a jostling to sort of carve out their spheres of influence and it does seem that
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the syrians are the ones that have you know the least say of all. we're going to talk about attempts at solutions so stephanie thank you let's get the latest on the talk some more a challenge in sochi so already the the opposition said we're not going to be there what can that what can the substance of the talks really be if such significant groups of people are not going to be there. what it exposes i think really the shortcomings of this congress is all about russia has been trying to make this is inclusive as possible it's invited people from across the spectrum of syrian political cultural religious law if so you've got these you know whites you've got this you've got various different opposition the platforms the muskerry platform the astonished platform because. she is as you say
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there are. some notable exceptions and the biggest i think of all of these is that the s. and c. the syrian negotiations committee which represents the kind of main block of the of the significant syrian opposition has decided not to come here and it's decided that because it says that this process in sochi is outside of the geneva process and therefore it thinks that it's undermining what geneva is trying to achieve that it's pushing forward to damascus and there on the moscow view of things not the opposition view and then of course you have the main kurdish groups like the wife e.g. who are not here now they are not here i think mainly because ankara turkey said that they would not welcome turkey of course views them as a terrorist organization affiliated with the p k k and it's against these groups that turkey is is is fighting at the moment in northeastern syria so this this this
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whole sochi congress of the moment has as inclusive as it was intended to be definitely has a leaning towards what moscow and damascus want and having said that is there is still the hope that any anything can come out of this or is it is it going in there being a complete waste of time is there any ray of hope for even something tiny to perhaps build on going forward. well the big thing that's going to be pushed for here is a new constitutional commission which the communique at the end of this meeting is likely to say will be made up of a spectrum running from damascus representatives on one side through the opposition on the other side bringing those all together. getting them to work towards a new constitution for syria to be taken to geneva worked on further in geneva
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but of course if the main opposition the opposition groups are not here then they are going to be left out of the process and that feeds into the belief in many circles that this is a congress that is going to accentuates the control of damascus and allow them to portray the syrian opposition groups who are not here. the kurdish groups as well as essentially saboteurs to the peace process now the big question of course is how much the u.n. is going to get on board and as you can tell there we just lost our signal there with rory chalons we'll be covering those talks throughout the day and also checking back in with stephanie decker as well. as that it was behind an attack on a military academy in afghanistan's capital kabul eleven soldiers were killed and sixteen others wounded in the gun battle near the marshall for him at national
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defense university five of the attackers were also killed same site was the target of a suicide bombing in october in which fifteen officers died that 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. human rights groups are warning revenger refugees are being increasingly targeted by human traffickers the camps in bangladesh say the problem has been made worse by the influx of refugees fleeing me and maher more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left since a military crackdown began in rakhine state and august bangladesh is hosting about a million refugees in its camps many of them end dire conditions that the u.n. warns that in the chaos trafficking is often overlooked because of other urgent needs like food and shelter come first and the u.n. says refugees are often exploited and recruited with offers of paid work and put up a long refugee camp in southern bangladesh strafford has this exclusive report.
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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. leona 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. three years ago. and the as mean fled the military crackdown in myanmar in two thousand and twelve lawyer says the trafficker was arrested in india and yasmin was rescued the daughter is living at a safe house for other trafficking victims in kolkata beyond most strip the region jury of citizenship in one thousand nine hundred to be to noyon no or yes mean have passports so they cannot be reunited leona says every month she saves a little money to chance of a daughter for
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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 wants me to try and cross into india without a passport. my own story is built on coleman in the ricky refugee camps rights groups say that trafficking gangs have thrived in the range of 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 in 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 the specifically
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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 their homes they say they need someone to cook for them. the man tells me he has stopped providing the men 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 un's refugee agency is trying to help noyon to be reunited with her daughter but he says only the band with dish all sorts use to make a decision. leona says yes mean never met her father because he died before she was
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pulled was she is afraid she herself may delay without ever seeing 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 your daughter back well yes mean he's at peace with my whole. stratford al-jazeera to plough refugee camp by the. hundreds of protesters gathered outside hong kong's government headquarters after pro-democracy activists was banned from standing for election. time. the troll commission says agnes chao cannot be a candidate because her party's political platform violates electoral laws the twenty one year old is a member of a hong kong group that wants more autonomy from china can see. the government's move to disqualify me as telling us telling the world that the people of hong kong are not allowed to vote according to our free will we can only choose
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candidates that beijing favors we can only choose people that beijing accepts this is not an election beijing's political persecution does not only affect me endemol sisto there are also persecuting the ends higher younger generation still ahead on al-jazeera refugees are sleeping rough on the streets of northern greece is growing number as prost the turkish border. and african leaders try to end months of deadlock over a controversial dam project. welcome back we'll look at the weather across asia and the northeastern areas we have this frontal system pushing clearing out of japan still have the flow coming in from the north so still some pretty cold air here which has been the feature over recent days of that of all stocks still there minus ten is a maximum but it's certainly warmer that has been across the korean peninsula
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temperatures getting close to freezing chilly across many parts of japan support of there minus five degrees celsius tokyo not too bad it should be largely dry and temperatures ok for this time of year and then for beijing temperatures of three shanghai temperatures beginning to creep up very slightly heavier across more central and southern parts of china we've seen some significant snowfall affecting chongqing for instance and given some pretty snowy scenes in many areas to enquire trying to there but the airports have had some real problems that have been some flight disruptions so look at the forecast looking dry across this region still looking fairly chilly for hong kong the highs of just ten degrees eleven for her neuer in vietnam and then again through into when said just start to see temperatures picking up slightly but still some rain room for northern parts of vietnam far south of china southeastern parts of asia but you know too bad across the philippines just a chance of a sham another heise here expect to reach thirty one.
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current tensions between countries along the river nile would have their roots in the colonial past eclipse pointed you to nine to twenty nine the government was a close victory for the new political realities on the ground or increasing the sense of uncertainty little clues that with them there was a need to do that underneath them calling the countries through which the neighbors kind of been feet. struggled with all of this time on all these are. watching al-jazeera let's take
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a look at the top stories this hour russian jets continue to pound the rubble held areas of it with a small school holds its version of political talks on syria's future it's one of the backers of president bashar al assad but the main opposition groups and the kurds are not attending those talks in sochi. i still says it's behind that attack on a military academy in the afghan capital that killed five soldiers five of the attackers were also killed in the fight. rights groups are warning there ahead to refugees particularly girls who are being increasingly targeted by human traffickers the camps in bangladesh more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left me and mara since military crackdown began in august south african city of cape town is facing its worst water crisis in a century and protesters say the government is to blame taps are expected to run dry on april twelfth as of course have not been filled for more than three years because there hasn't been enough rain city is limiting each household to fifty
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liters of water a day that's the equivalent to one full bath water minister is urging everyone to cut back their water use. it is the point put into that only just leave the plants you do see or tell consumption. the agricultural sector has made a commitment to make sure that the explore innovative solutions as advised by some of our institutions of higher than it c.s.a. as well as they would tell what are the search commission so that then there is that the patient to the realities of limiting kevin winter as a lecturer in the department of environmental anti-radical scientists at the university of cape town as a city has made significant efforts to deal with the crisis who have been here before in previous droughts what is happening was trying to change under that scenario is that the intervals between jobs are smaller and smaller our last
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one was in two thousand and five two thousand and four two thousand and five in fact when we had very low levels of arijit annual rainfall in the eastern cape and now we've had three successive years of below average rainfall and so this is new territory call all of us the city of cape town together with the national department of water and sanitation books a storage than most recently large storage dam in commission in two thousand and four and they were going to construction was into two thousand and eight that schools are down and that dam is literally saving the day right now so to say nothing has been booked and no dams been built in the last hour that isn't the end to and then the other thing which is in fact i believe part with the failure is that the city of cape town has been incredibly successful with a water to manage program which began around about ninety ninety and the remarkable thing about this program is that it has managed to line the demand on what despite
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it grow a city with growing economic development and population in the city that flatlining of the would demand is there a market will story and the city has been acknowledged internationally for that. refugee support agencies are reporting a surge in homelessness in northern greece the region's main city thessaloniki has apparently run out of space to house new arrivals refugee numbers are increasing as many is now or are avoiding the greek islands and stead there crossing over the land border from turkey near the everest river which flows far from more than four hundred fifty kilometers from bulgaria to the mediterranean sea laurence li reports from northern greece. many people believe pakistanis or iranians aren't refugees and so they cannot know what's happening in the border province of blocky stand where these people come from they spoke out against tribal leaders there who want independence and they were threatened with death so they ran for it across the
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ever oss river from turkey into greece walked for five days and added up sleeping here in the salon icky for months the men had to take it in turns to stay awake to protect their wife and sister. i felt like committing suicide i was going mad i thought i should have stayed in my country and let the tribespeople kill me i just wasn't expecting this to toll the bill got frostbite in thick snow on the river border he can no longer bend his fingers. for. any watch from me i can't even go to the total of almost self my brother has to help me there's no way i can work it's really stressful. where they took us to where they've been sleeping we realised we'd been here before in november two thousand and sixteen then it was different people all suffering the same things that winter turned out to be the coldest for decades water froze in the refugee camps greece's lack of
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preparation was exposed the full year on nothing has changed it's due to the fog about their fundamental rights are being violently those people don't have a house don't have access to medical care. they see absolutely nothing. the baloch family got shelter three months ago through the norwegian refugee council saima is now pregnant but they're only guaranteed accommodation for three months more so they could end up back here again before she gives birth. while the greek authorities and charities try to prioritise families single men have no chance one meal a day provided by young european volunteers working off to nations and that's it. there's no doubt the big increase in people crossing the river into northern greece is simply compounded the homeless problem here in fact the only thing we're told is now completely full there is simply nowhere to put all these people there may be
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the good news is that the winds are so far hasn't been anything like as cold as it's terrible conditions this time last year but if it does get worse greece could have a full blown crisis on its hands they showed us where they sleep underneath an abandoned half built concrete block if the police catch them here they can go to jail so the dental to even light a fire. presumably when they sleep they dream of nothing because that is exactly what they have. florence lee al-jazeera facility. prime minister suggesting separatists backed by the united arab emirates of an attempted coup have taken over the government's headquarters in the port city of aden at least ten people have been killed and one hundred others have been wounded in battle so in southern secessionists and yemen's government. there is no difference between the who these and anyone else who rebels against a legitimate government no matter who they are if he's not with the legitimate government in egypt balin against it and considered an enemy to the entire country
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. a remote scottish island is up for sale and the government's deciding whether to give the local community the right to buy it and said it being sold on the open market land ownership in scotland is a sensitive issue with the few wealthy people owning half of all private land it's hardly feel of support from the government wants to change that. in a distant corner of the british isles i drove through a wild landscape to find an island community that is dying six hundred people lived here on in the nineteenth century now there are only six including the owner has decided to sell it and rebecca whose children are at school in the neighboring island of maui she fears a new owner could force her family to leave a final blow in the long decline of this community my husband grew up here in our whole lives are invested in this and myself my system of to live in years and in
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belton up her business and our children are very happy at the local scale and i think it would be devastating for us. is littered with empty houses some long abandoned some recently far from jobs and services this is a difficult place to survive but the remaining islanders supported by people want to buy for believing they can repopulate it make it viable backed by scotland's government which has new powers to change the pattern of land ownership being to change from the present situation where a very large proportion of these are owned by a very few people. to the benefit of local communities there's an opportunity under the wonderful legislation in scotland for actually to make a difference here and grab it with both arms the old jamie howard use family have lived here for seventy years believes the community underestimate how much
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investment all the needs better his land agent told us to find a buyer on the open market if we're trying to get investors here we don't want to put barriers in the way we don't want to frighten them by saying if you buy here well the community or somebody else may come in and stop you we want people who are leaving europe with these like it or you don't. we're leaving your we want to encourage investment into this part of the world but don't old who runs the little ferry to seize the proposed community buy out as old as last chance stainless speak . so we need to get new blood blood blood into the typical. old is just one tiny island but the conflict of interests here between local community and landowner is one that resonates through the highlands and islands and through scotland's history scotland's government seems inclined to give the island his time and money to match the owners price it's intervention being watched far beyond all
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of barnaby phillips al-jazeera in the scottish highlands. and along is former leader karl as for to monts expected to ask a spanish judge for permission to attend a regional parliamentary session on tuesday say its constitutional court although he must be present to be chosen as the region's president allowing him to form a new government has been in brussels since october and is wanted in spain on charges of sedition and rebellion for spearheading catalunya secession movements on . the open sea and illegally that we have to swear in president and 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 demolition of the rule of law and spain the attitude of spain's government pushing all kinds of powers while the powers of the separatists are constantly being affected in violated. relations between the u.s. and cuba have deteriorated since donald trump's office has put limits on trade and
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made it harder for americans to visit the island but some musicians and artists are determined to show the two countries can get along. galliano reports from havana. sharing a stage comes naturally to these cuban and us musicians if you miss best known pianist chucho 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 music is a common language connects this two countries again the politics or the politics but the art form is a common language and that will help strengthen perhaps some of the other areas of the broader international relationship and that relationship has deteriorated
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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 and have an hour 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 had respect check both things musical overtures can have just as much power as diplomatic. as 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. and the cultural efforts extend beyond music
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this statue of cuban independence year ago cimetidine was a gift from new york's bronx and c.e.o. of the arts to the people of cuba veiling attended by architects and other artists from both countries hopes to have the start of other joint projects great it's always been the artists and their cultural organization that have really kept the conversation going they were responsible for initiating the conversation opened the doors for relationship building and connections between cuba and the state of roll 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 good relationship with the u.s. back on track. al-jazeera have ana. this is al jazeera and these are the top stories the latest round of russian law
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talks on syria's future will get underway shortly expect by a turkey and iran and the u.n. special envoy for syria is attending as well but the main syrian opposition groups are not attending. that was not russia and the syrian government to stop bombarding parts of it slip airstrikes have killed twenty civilians including women and children in just the past twenty four hours the kurds are also boycotting the sochi meeting the focus of a turkish military operation in northern syria and curfews there fighting groups as terrorists at least fifty one civilians including seventeen children have been killed near a frame. says it was behind an attack on a military academy in afghanistan's capital kabul eleven soldiers were killed and sixteen others wounded in the gun battle near the. national defense university five of the attackers were also killed the same site was the target of a suicide bombing in october and which fifteen officers died. rights groups are
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warning that right hander refugees particularly girls are being increasingly targeted by human rights traffickers camps in bangladesh more than six hundred fifty thousand people have left me and mara since the military crackdown began in august sporadic fighting continues and even after what yemen's government calls an attempted coup by separatists backed by the united arab emirates their share ministry says government forces are now in control of the city including the office of the prime minister on sunday at least twelve people were killed and one hundred others wounded as southern secessionist fought the army for control of government buildings. elsewhere in yemen the government is battling who the rebels and dozens of hit the fighters have been killed in airstrikes as ground forces push to take control of the eastern part of the city aid group oxfam warns of civilian casualties and is calling for an immediate cease fire. the second and final day of the african union summit is underway in the ethiopian capital the meeting is
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focusing on tackling corruption and conflict across the continent leaders have also been discussing ways to fan the fifty five member bloc that's mostly financed by foreign donors but members want to become completely self-sufficient. those are the headlines news continues keep it here al-jazeera this next. saudi princes detained in an anti-corruption drive some have been released after deals with the government of which muhammad and solomon is a key figure the crown prince has ambitious plans for his country so was the crackdown only about money and what.

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