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these explosions were not an act of war. these nuclear bombs were experiments by the soviet union. to the kazakh people who lived in the vicinity the motives might be little difference. rewind silent. at this time on al-jazeera. four israeli soldiers are injured in an explosion on the border with gaza israel launches ass trikes in response. and their entire lives is al-jazeera live from london also coming up russia dismisses the indictment of thirteen of its nationals by the u.s.
for election tampering as blather the kremlin slams it as absurd. ethiopia's defense minister defends the implementation of a state of emergency which bans protests for six months. and the crowds pay their respects to zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai as a body returns home. and i will begin with a developing story is ready jets have struck the gaza strip are to force soldiers were wounded in a blast along the border with the enclave an explosion which left two of the israeli soldiers severely injured is one of the most serious incidents on the border the hamas ruled gaza strip since the twenty fourteen war minister benjamin netanyahu promised to respond appropriately understand an official said the israeli attacks included air strikes against three have training camps. today's incident on
the gaza strip border was severe we were responding appropriately i send my wishes for a quick recovery to the wounded this week to hurry for sit in west jerusalem so i guess a bit more of the information that this incident. as you say it is a serious incidents it's a considerable escalation from what happened earlier today with that that explosion which which damaged z.g. and wounded seriously two israeli soldiers and moderately two others what we've had since then is a large scale israeli response the israeli air force sending fighters to bomb six targets within gaza one of them israeli military says it was a tunnel which was being dug towards is ready territory at least two others were military compounds as i say six targets in all there was then a rocket that was fired from gaza towards and it is ready town of shot one again
that struck the roof of a house there sirens had already sounded no injuries or deaths resulting from that incident and then most recently of all we've had reports of four potentially five depending on which sources could be correct in this. gazans being injured by israeli tank fire coming from the israeli side there are reports in israeli media suggesting that the the people involved were trying to penetrate the border fence from within gaza the gazan health ministry says that two people were injured in that incident and that three a missing the israeli media talking about four people having been involved in that and that military sources are talking about some fatalities being possible in that incident two of our our consulate boom in the last few weeks and months in that area. well certainly the tensions have been ramping up since the beginning december
when we had the declaration by donald trump that israel run the jerusalem should be regarded as the capital of israel there were protests very significant ones in gaza often coming very close to that border fence the israelis today have been saying that those protests at least in this incident in this instance have been used as cover for what they call terror activities the placing of this explosive device beyond that as well of course there is the fast it's irritating still eman it's arion situation within gaza the chief of the israeli army got the eyes and hearts reportedly in the last couple weeks has been warning of the potential for further military conflict spurred on by that humanitarian catastrophe are going for greater humanitarian aid how mass also reportedly talking about the prospects of some kind of a real israeli incursion under the cover of u.s.
israeli military exercises so both sides have been talking about the prospects of further conflict however of the now at least the reports out of gaza we're getting are that things are quiet again and it may be possible still and presumably both sides would intend for this to happen after this to deescalate from what has been one of the most severe clashes along the gaza border for some years however said thank you very much neal. war of words has erupted between the u.s. and russia over the indictment of thirteen russian nationals for election meddling russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has dismissed the indictments as just blather saying there were no facts to back them up but u.s. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said the evidence of espionage and subversion was undeniable on friday special counsel robert mueller charged thirteen russians with running a huge social media trolling campaign against democrat hillary clinton it's
a yes i have no response you can publish anything and we have seen those indictments and i've also read the statements from the homeland security adviser in the u.s. who denied the reports that any country to influence the election results the same was said by mike pence either here or maybe in another european capital so until we hear the facts everything else is just blather well ray charles has more from moscow. russian response so far has essentially amplified a sense of incredulity incredulity that thirteen people could of influence the voting of more than three hundred million americans incredulity that these thirteen people could have acted against the billion dollar budgets of u.s. intelligence services and counterintelligence against all the latest innovations and technologies. guinea prigogine who is right at the heart of this indictment is what is widely believed the financial muscle behind this troll farm in st
petersburg is also known by the way as putin the chef a billionaire businessman and now he says well the americans are very impressionable people and they see what they want to see he doesn't mind being on this list years already on a u.s. sanctions list and says that if the americans want to see the devil will let them the russians are also going to be drilling down into the fact that this indictment doesn't explicitly say that the russian government sponsored this election meddling efforts and also that the indictment doesn't say the russian actually changed the outcome of the elections russians also be very aware that the united states doesn't have an entirely clean record was when we got when it comes during meddling in other people's elections they've done it numerous times in numerous countries over the years and they in fact have done it in russia too in one hundred ninety six when part of the elson looked like he was going to be losing an election to the communists well it was the us political advisors that wasn't for him the claims of
election meddling and not the any issue that the u.s. and russia are today over at the security conference taking place in munich the different points of view on nato syria and iran but all clearly on display from the conference they try to has more. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov took center stage at the munich security conference to accuse nato of a military buildup in eastern europe describing international relations as going through turmoil he reached out to the european union we didn't. see them create we want to have a predictable and strong e.u. which will be irresponsible on the foreign scene but in remarks clearly aimed at the united states he attacked washington's policies on syria and iran that we cannot approach these issues from an even more dangerous standpoint and i mean the middle east conflict and try to resolve it through heightening the tensions between sunni and shia it's highly dangerous and you can see the president trumps national security advisor was quick to hit back at russia's role in syria publicly kelson
photos clearly show that assad's chemical weapons use is continuing it is time for all nations to hold the syrian regime and its sponsors and countable for their actions and supports the efforts of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons but mostest said syria and north korea were not the only rogue states he said iran was building its hizbollah militia into a large proxy army what iran is actually doing is applying the hezbollah model to the greater middle east in which they they want weak governments in power they want the arab world to be perpetually weak. and there's weak governments in power that are dependent on iran for support kept at bay by thousands of police demonstrators gathered in the falling snow around the conference center they come every year to
oppose nato and call for disarmament. but this year the demonstration has been different it's been marked by a large contingent of kurdish demonstrators protesting against the turkish incursion against the kurdish enclaves in northern syria to the turkish claims of making war an effort there are lots of kids and if they are dying it's forbidden the british prime minister to reserve may began the day at the conference with a keynote speech calling for a special relationship with the european union on security after briggs it so as we leave the e.u. and fortune you pass for ourselves in the world the u.k. is just as committed to europe's security in the future as we have been in the past the sentiment and content of a speech was well received by delegates but everyone is now waiting to see if an equally special relationship can be developed on economic ties posts breaks it just
exactly what her vision really is david chase or al-jazeera unic. the us embassy in ethiopia says it strongly disagrees with the government's decision to impose a six month state of emergency during which protests will be banned the ruling party hopes the move will help to quell the west and to government demonstrations in a quarter of a century which prompted the prime minister to resign on thursday rapido reports. it's calm on the streets of ethiopia's capital of the suburb but the country slipping into a deeper political crisis on friday the government imposed a state of emergency just a moment we will list the defense minister confirmed on saturday it will last for six months and includes a ban on ports governing staff and publications that incite violence you're going
to value gives you the state of emergency should not be seen as a military coup the army is under the federal constitution and it is a tool to implement the government's decision that the state of emergency procedures are intended to protect the constitution country and people moved in with him or the announcement follows the sudden resignation of prime minister high limit embezzling who had been in office since two thousand and twelve. said his departure as prime minister and chairman of the ruling if he appears people's revolution of democratic front coalition was to enable necessary reforms in columnist the. the been lost the most russians in ethiopia sludge just regions little neon i'm hot are interested in minds with protesters calling for political and economic reforms and an end to state corruption. was a ten month state of emergency and of last year but failed to stop the protests particularly by ethiopia's you who think christina come to view the most sessions as the only way to bring about meaningful change doesn't so protesters have been
killed and many more injured since two thousand and fifteen as condemned nega is one of six thousand political prisoners released by the government this year in an effort to ease growing tensions to be and could look at it with ethiopia as one large prison i say this because there is no democracy in the country this is a dictatorship we have to change its big prison into a democratic state opposition leaders say here prison ruling coalition has lost its all forty that demanding all parties be involved in deciding the country's future leadership you know this country is a country are funded really. it is too big for one political group for long but. hundred million people. years of unaccountability on earth in the size of the country's politics did she appear to tipping and some say justice repression and
luck of meaningful democracy have instilled a sense of despondency if your peers a ruling coalition the e.p.a. obviously is expected to meet within days to choose a successor to highland. but the stakes are high and sling for the premiership intense what and what the coalition decides will have a huge impact on how he threw up his government mohammed i don't i'll just. still to come on the program the man convicted of the rape and murder of a six year old girl whose killing triggered a nationwide protest is given for death sentences. and the body of a filipino maid found dead in a freezer is returned to manila i mean to strain diplomatic relations with kuwait.
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and one of the top stories when i was there are four israeli soldiers have been wounded two seriously in an explosion along these ready border with gaza in response israel's military struck an observation post in the southern gaza strip. russia's foreign minister has dismissed the indictment of thirteen russian citizens for interfering in the u.s. election speaking at a security conference in munich sergey lavrov said there are no facts to back up the claims. and if you use defense minister says there's been no military takeover and a state of emergency declared on friday following the resignation of prime minister . all last six months. body of zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has been repatriated from south africa he died
on wednesday after battling koen on a cancer tiger i was a key figure in zimbabwe in politics and formed the movement for democratic change of course from her matushka has more from harare. when the plane carrying morgan tsvangirai landed hundreds of people were at the airport pushing and shoving each other trying to get a glimpse of the cars that some jumped the fence tried to get on the tarmac and security told them to turn back even ran to the cargo section of the air force where they saw the coffin leave in a convoy is supported by police has been brought here to a military base in harare government officials say because morgan tsvangirai was a former prime minister it is the norm as was today done the body will be brought here and so it's time for. days on sunday the the several church services across the country family and friends are going to take the white house to pay their respects that honor and then as if they are going to be really grabbing
a big public gathering reality that exists within that realm in ferrari where people are going to say they feel what's going on sunday moments i'm going to. read into here his rural home village about two hundred and twenty kilometers from harare next with the first wife louise and opposition that were to say they planned to give him a big send off and they say they want to say goodbye inside all to a man they call it shades of the revolution a man they say is the face of the opposition. a court in pakistan has handed four death sentences to a man convicted of raping and murdering a six year old girl cinnabon sorry's body was found in a rubbish dump after she'd been strangled to death sparked protests across pakistan with claims of government inaction and police incompetence and just tired reports. captured on security cameras walking hand in hand with the man who would kill her
these are the last known moments of little zaineb and sari's life her body would later be found on a rubber stamp in kasuri the town where she lived with her family near the eastern city of lahore investigators say she was raped and strangled twenty four year old in run ali was convicted of her kidnap rape and murder and antiterrorism court handed him four separate death sentences under pakistani law crimes that are considered to have spread terror in society can be charged as acts of terrorism the opportunity that this case was or better a child protection or a more honest and a sort of. reflection within society about how it's natural it's and easy it is or like. to prey on a young child all of those opportunities if they want to and it's been well essentially close the chapter on this instance but not close the chapter on.
an abuse of children and i think that's a missed opportunity and one there in january thousands of people across pakistan protested to demand justice for zena her family said police took no action during the five days from when she was reported missing and her body was found there were demonstrations at police stations and politicians homes were set on fire the authorities were accused of being different and incompetent zaineb are also brought to light eleven other similar cases in the consumer area in two years prosecutors say ali has confessed to eight of the killings including santos the fact that this it happened levon times if you sleep and. it was eleven bodies of young children did not stir the american age the actions of already use this to. and only because you're such
a course was just said. ali has fifteen days to appeal the verdict is in its parents are demanding his execution be carried out in public at the same rubberstamp their daughter's body was found in al-jazeera. students from the school in a florida west seventeen people were shot dead on wednesday i mean among those holding a protest rally to demand tighter gun control a teenager who's been charged with the murders is a former student at the high school who police say was able to buy weapons legally one survivor of the shooting had a message for president trump. he was. was . a mistake. and while pressure is mounting on the director of the f.b.i.
to resign after the agency admitted it failed to act on a warning about the suspected gunman someone close to nicholas cruz called an f.b.i. tip line back in january to warn that he had a gun and wanted to kill he's now been charged with seventeen counts of premeditated murder. jeff stein the national security correspondent for newsweek says the focus on possible f.b.i. iris isn't helpful i think that the attention to what the f.b.i. did or didn't do is really misplaced here the local police were very familiar with mr cruz and many answered many calls and complaints to where he was living the f.b.i. investigates federal crimes was mr cruz committing a federal crime or plotting to create a federal crime no he was not so although the f.b.i. screwed up big time absolutely i think that focusing on ed and especially the partisan attacks on f.b.i. director ray are really misplaced he's not going to resign over this these attacks
are designed to undermine further undermine the f.b.i. which is a lead investigating agency connected connections between the trumpet administration and russian interference in the two thousand and sixteen elections and that's where these complaints are coming from they're all coming from republicans who want to further undermine the authority of the f.b.i. that's what this is all about the f.b.i. does not have a jurisdiction in the school shootings that's a local police matter furthermore it seems to me the question should be raised about why teenagers are able to buy assault weapons or anyone able to buy an assault weapon the body of a filipino maid was found in a freezer in kuwait has been returned to minette death strained relations between the philippines and kuwait with president reagan to tassie ordering the repatriation of thousands of filipino workers and banning the deployment there so mr dunn has the reaction from quite city. because there is
a praying for closure church service isn't quite spare a prayer for join a demo fellas maria can a two spares a thought for the domestic worker whose body was found in a freezer authorities are still looking for the suspect a lebanese national i'm fraid me. these scum if we. can a knows all about the life of a domestic worker she's worked as one for more than eight years she says some face abuse but it's not typical of them told me i didn't you were like my sister the philippine government reacted strongly to joanna's death banning its citizens from coming to kuwait for work it later issued a clarification exempting those who already have jobs here about the initial announcement never the last century through the country. for many filipinos a job in the gulf is a lifeline for extended families some my space and the life and i. don't have
they don't get that. good it went from us philippine authorities however say complaints of abuse compelled them to take action we have. five thousand. complaints of abuse last year. including treatment sexual harassment and rape you hear the philippine ban on allowing new workers to go to kuwait is a problem for them and you can now only after over a decade in kuwait van jones a restaurant and money exchange businesses she needs to expand her work force the president's ban she says is holding her back. in some of my stuff was one of the. this is a really very very big problem was the officials are critical to of the ban they concede it might be necessary to. review some quality measures like the ability of
sponsors to hold migrant workers passports however they say the philippine president's statements have only complicated the situation at the moment. the ban was ordered for domestic reasons it's a clear there are also other reasons for such an escalation we're not in joules but we are also devolves the congregation sings for their community to be delivered from the devil the devil of abuse and the devil of hasty government decisions sam is a than al-jazeera kuwait. thousands of people from an indigenous forest community in kenya are accusing the government of forcefully a veteran from their ancestral land catherine sawyer has more from western kenya this is a forest in western kenya it's part of a large ecosystem called the chairing on the heels forest one of the most important what are catchment areas in the country and a source of livelihood to millions of people downstream yet look at this century
old trees recently set on fire it's not clear by home but forest warden say thousands of acres of the forest have over the years been destroyed by people living here illegally grazing bombing logging and binding chalk. streams that supply water to lakes and rivers are running dry and it's become a hideout for cattle thieves but in this forest also in the sand where community traditionally the hunters gather us and they say ember books is their ancestral home they are keeping huge hundreds of livestock sheep cartridge sometimes even goats and goats are not allowed in the forest by law the farming we are seeing and cautious. listed thomas has refused to leave she says her house was banned down by forest guards in december now she spends her days hiding from them alyssa tells us this place keeps her safe from forest guards and raiders from
a rival community during the day she cooks here that night she is everything space to sleep she says it keeps how warm but obviously it doesn't protect her from the rain the rainy season is about to start and many more people deep inside the forest also living rough in crevices and other open spaces after their homes are destroyed i have six children who are now staying with a neighbor outside the forest if i leave my animals here will be stolen what's going on in amber's boot puts to focus the delicate balance of conserving their environment and protecting the rights of indigenous communities. last year they'll get another forest community one a landmark case of the african court and human and peoples rights judges ruled they had the rights to leave in and help conserve another important water tower the mile forest forced evictions are not a right or in polls on people. it's in the context of across
a racial project this is what i i mean by human rights based the courts the environment protection something where families were compensated by the state in twenty thirteen to pull you into really moved out but they now see the money was not enough to buy land police to tells us her family got nothing and social state puts and protects her cattle no matter the consequences catherine saudi oil jazeera and book forest west and kenya. and a quick reminder you can catch up with us anytime on our website address what is al-jazeera dot com. and one of the top stories on our syria is ready jets struck the gaza strip after four soldiers were wounded in a blast along the border with the enclave two of the israeli soldiers were seriously injured the explosion is one of the most serious incidents on the border
of the hamas ruled gaza strip since the twenty fourteen war first in official say israeli attacks included air strikes against three hamas training camps. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov has dismissed the indictment of thirteen russians for meddling in the u.s. election saying there were no facts to back up the charges but u.s. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster said the evidence of espionage and subversion was undeniable. yes i have no response you can publish anything and we have seen those indictments and i've also read the statements from the homeland security adviser in the u.s. who denied the reports that any country to influence the election results the same was said by mike pence either here or maybe in another european capital so until we hear the facts everything else is just blather if europe is defense minister says there's been no military takeover a day after the government declared a new state of emergency it comes off the worst anti-government protests in
a quarter of a century the state of emergency will last for six months and effectively bans demonstrations the body of zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has been repatriated from south africa he died on wednesday after battling code on cancer sanger i was a key figure in zimbabwe in politics and founded the movement for democratic change of course in pakistan has sentenced a man to death for the murder and rape of a six year old girl say no i'm sorry a body was found in a rubbish dump after she'd been strangled twenty four year old iran ali was given four separate death sentences. the case triggered protests across the country with claims of government inaction and police incompetence students from a school in florida were seventeen people were shot dead on wednesday have been among those holding a protest rally to demand tighter gun control the man charged with the murders is a former student at the high school the police say was able to buy weapons legally
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