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to walk to school last year the more than thirty minute is in this community in one month the police say this area is a one of several in some townships and children sometimes they call it in the crossfire when rival gangs fight so parents and grandparents have started what they call a walk last time. i lost my. way and. i also lost my dinner more than one hundred fifty volunteers were walking buses teachers say it is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security. israel's defense minister rejects calls for a formal inquiry into the violence on the gaza border. i'm richelle carey this is life and also coming up. relief supplies are destroyed
in a fire in yemen one of the poorest countries in the middle east. botswana and a new president after its leader steps down. and the u.s. and south korea could call for largest annual military exercise following a month long postponement. israel's defense minister adored lieberman has rejected calls for an inquiry into the killing of palestinian protesters on friday this comes as video emerged of a demonstrator being shot as he ran away from israel's border with gaza it was filmed as thousands of people began their protests against decades of land grabs by israel the israeli military says the man was a member of the armed weak of hamas as family though they have denied that claim and they say he was not armed and shot in the back but adela made reports from the
gaza israel border. more and more videos are emerging about what exactly unfolded at the border fence area on friday and from the evidence on many of the videos it seems that israel was shooting quite randomly at protesters now israel had warned in the days leading up to the friday protests that it will have this zero tolerance policy that it also had announce that it had the all these elite snipers about one hundred of them all along the border however after friday israel also said that among the protesters they were armed people there is no evidence so far of that noise that any evidence that petrol bombs where hurled across the fence as the israeli army says the organizers of the sittin here and of the protests keep on saying that they want this to be a peaceful protest they made their utmost to make sure that no one was are and no
one was going to shoot at the israeli soldiers the tents behind me are pretty empty now just because yes they going to stay here for six weeks but people also have a daily life to go back to so they go to work they go to school they go to university but in the afternoon and certainly on weekends the students will have thousands of people just as what we have seen on friday mike schafer on the run is the editor in chief plus ninety seven two magazine he says he israeli army predicted there would be palestinian casualties we had reports. just center general for warning the government in order to stop the protestors regionalisms there will be. and they they started to paint it as this violent event before it even happened. playing one hundred or so snipers and hitting it as explicit with hamas about which in the israeli discourse means a terrorist event. but i think the thing to remember here is that there is no house
there is no legitimate palestinian protest in the eyes of the israeli army and it's really a government in the west bank and gaza so it was fairly predictable that they would respond this way unfortunately with so many so many casualties we talked to the brits and one of the organizers after the protest on friday asked if they would continue and he said we don't have any other choice we're living under siege for refugees for seventy years and the same reasons the brought them to have this protest in the first but it's. make them want to continue their plans through not been there on the fifteenth well the violence on the israeli side continue i can't imagine or have any. less violent responses in the coming weeks although the protests could be smaller in the weeks before an event. syrian state media say fighters are withdrawing from the last rebel area in eastern guta wounded fighters and civilians have been allowed to leave the city of tumut to go to live province but a wider deal for a full surrender into
a is still being negotiated government forces are surrounding the area which is home to tens of thousands of people u.s. media say president donald trump has ordered the state department to freeze two hundred million dollars of funds to help rebuild syria. and u.s. involvement on thursday he said troops will pull out soon outgoing secretary of state rex tillerson announced the recovery funding in february during a meeting of the coalition fighting eisel from the thomas with the united nations office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs she's a spokesperson for what they do in syria she joins us now from beirut the sky and we appreciate it so the numbers seem to change what is your best understanding of how many people have left eastern mood and how many more people still in need and want to get out of there. sorry well the situation is extremely volatile and we have been watching over the past couple of days tens of thousands of people coming
out of school we estimate that over one hundred thousand people have left school since mid march the majority of them have gone to collective shelters and wrote them asking us but we also asked him a that about thirty thousand of them have been evacuated to the direction of live so all of these people need humanitarian assistance also millions you know nitti monetary and aid many of them tell us that they have been living in basements for more than a month many of them are in poor health and have chronic diseases that need immediate attention so what is what are the resources that these people for once they arrive to these shelters what is there to help them and where is the money or does the money need to continue to come from. well the needs are enormous when i was in. the u.n.
team we saw thousand lease who had escaped with very little of you know they showed us that they had in their in their makeshift shelters they had a piece of plastic tarp that they were using a shelter and they had some food items that were distributed by the u.s. and by sark who are present in the shelter and they had a very out of the tunnel. many of them you know have lived for years under siege so they have you know how they have come out with their family members and their lives but they need support and absolutely everything what the u.n. requires in order to continue to assist people in need is one hundred fifty to italy and dollars in order to assist people from you scooped up and also for the people who have come out to ask who have come out of esteem what do they say about wanting to return home at some point. well this situation
is absolutely tragic for people who have come out many of them have lost absolutely everything but our position. and i think that for people who have come out is that any of the nation should really be something of last resort this is not something people want to do this was you know we feel that any that's a nation should be something of last resort and that people should be about the way to it i see where they took place there are two things in addition to that people should call the right to return land to tom at the united nations office for record nation of humanitarian affairs thank you very much a large fire and yemen has destroyed tons of much needed humanitarian supplies the fire burnt down warehouses in the rebel held port city after data has more. yemeni firefighters did all they could to stop the flames. but more than fifty tons
of critically needed food and relief supplies were lost the five warehouses in the rebel held port city of what died were being used by the united nations food program the red sea port has been a lifeline for people in the war torn country. that had the thought of being controlled from the beginning it wouldn't have reached this extent by sunrise the fly was huge warehouse is happening in the fall is expanding integrating from store to store. the u.n. says it's investigating but some port workers are blaming electrical short circuit . and that hasn't. caught the news of this fire from the governor right a parade when we arrived here we found a lot of safety and security negligence and this has led to a huge spread of fire all over the place. the internationally recognized government of yemen is blaming the rebels not hold the port it's the criminals behind this fire should be punished. yemen is one of the world's poorest countries.
the three year war between iran docked with the rebels and the saudi backed yemeni government in exile has left more than ten thousand people dead there are also all breaks of cholera and diptheria. this warehouse fire is a further setback for those trying to help civilians in what the u.n. calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis cultural dirge on al-jazeera. the governor of russia russia's central kemmerer of a region has resigned over that mall fire that killed sixty people last week a month said it was the right conscious and only true decision russia's investigative committee says fire exits at the mall were blocked and that serious violations had been discovered most of the victims were children who were using entertainment the celebes on the top floor when that fire began. botswana has an auger rated a new president in a ceremony designed to highlight
a smooth transition of power but what same a c c is taking over until elections next year he was formally the vice president and comma stepped down on saturday after serving the maximum time allowed under the constitution katherine sawyer has more from the capital. the pressure to. be both a great. common witness this ceremony which is very much in line with the constitution the president former president. back that is to step down as he did and to higher power what do these vice president who is now. eighteen months to the general election to the next you know. the man. the man charged. with the president in some way this is an opportunity for my c.c.
to. nazis of florrie to strengthen his presidency to show the people of books one and democratic. in his own right to the. yes man has been very loyal to former president. so people really hope. going through. this while he's going through. and you think that needed by her he did. and again it's going to be interesting to see what happens. next wednesday when he gets to name. his vice president and the u.s. and south korea have or soon joint military drills after a pause during the winter olympics only twelve thousand u.s. troops will join south korean soldiers for the largest annual exercises between the two nations kathy novak has more from seoul. these annual joint military drills
usually take place earlier in the year but they were delayed so as not to coincide with the winter olympics and paralympics that were taking place here in south korea north korea usually react angrily to drills like this calling them a rehearsal for an invasion even though the u.s. and south korea say they are defensive in nature but of course lately there has been a more peaceful atmosphere here on the korean peninsula and in light of that it seems that these drills are likely to be more low key the scale will be the same as in previous years but instead of running for two months they are expected to run for one month of course that is a time when will there is a lead up to a summit meeting between the leaders of north and south korea and plans for a possible meeting between the leader of north korea kim jong un and the u.s. president donald trump so another sign of a more cooperative atmosphere between the two koreas and indeed between the u.s.
and north korea with shorter drills planned and we're not likely to see what's known as strategic assets including nuclear powered aircraft carriers this time around at the same time in another sign of the cooperation between the two koreas there is an art troupe visiting north korea for a series of performances they will be performing on sunday night and there is also a performance planned for choose day which will involve involve joint performance between north and south korean artists who own crew is the managing editor at korea exposé news magazine he says but the u.s. and south korea are acting cautiously to not impact any chance of peace. to some extent. i think we cannot change the fact that the two koreas indian at all is for the last several decades and the relationship between south korea and the us is a very strong one many people here value the military alliance very much in the
support disclaimed of military exercise but it just same time what we're seeing from both south korea and the us as well as china eased kind of very serious consideration of the change in tone from north korea the government realizes that this is a very important opportunity to bring about dialogue so they're receiving very delicately and and i think both sides are showing a lot of restraint in order to make sure that this process toward peace is not going to be grilled still had on al-jazeera iraq's christian community tries to rise from the ruins of war for a start. but not in the seventies opera house i now want music lovers are choosing instead to brave the elements outside.
i there for some of us in the northern parts of asia it's going to turn a lot cooler over the next few days for you look at the satellite picture we can see this area of town today that's gradually sinking its way southwards that's the cold front and it's behind that that we'll see the temperatures really trope so a maximum a new number ta there on monday will just be minus two clearly we're already in the cold air but ahead of it in the warm air it's beijing up at thirty one degrees that changes dramatically as we head through the next couple of days so eighteen the maximum choose day by wednesday will be struggling just to ten so a real drop for us that system then pushes its way through parts of the korean peninsula and it does its way across japan as well and remember behind that it's a lot colder than it has been for the southern parts of china well here is still warm at the moment the winds are still feeding up from the south so shanghai up to twenty eight degrees in hong kong at twenty seven you can see this little area of
cloud though that's bringing a few showers today and providence but gradually as we head through into choose day it breaks up so more of us is seeing some dry weather you can still see the winds they feeding up and so it's still not cold here yet as we head down to of the southeastern parts of asia plenty of showers have most of them in the western parts of our map over parts of somalia and java. conflict standing something years. tyrian disaster displacing more than a nice. zero the children have become victims of syria's civil war. a syrian child on al-jazeera.
watching al jazeera let's recap the top stories for you videos emerged which palestinians say shows a demonstrator being shot as he ran away from israel's border with gaza it was one of seventeen protesters who died on friday more than fifteen hundred palestinians have been injured in two days of protests a fire has destroyed fifty tons of humanitarian aid in yemen and it's believed a short circuit caused that fire and warehouses in the rubble help port city of three to. botswana has inaugurated a new president and a ceremony designed to highlight a smooth transition of power. miss sisi took over from in common stepped down on
saturday. pope francis is used as annual easter message to call for reconciliation in the middle east and in two carnage in syria the pope addressed thousands of pilgrims at st peter's square in vatican city as millions of christians around the world celebrate easter sunday two days ago during his good friday interests he warned that wars poverty and selfishness are leaving people marginalized around the world. many christians in iraq can pay pray together rather at easter for the first time since the defeat of eisel in the northern city of mosul the armed group destroyed many churches and christians fled the area but now the community is on a mission to rebuild itself but as emraan hashmi reports it's not without challenges. for many easter is a time to mark the resurrection of jesus christ it's a time of rebirth and reflection and for the christians of home to neo in the nineveh plain in iraq's second city of mosul it's particularly relevant the
christian community here is going through its own rebirth when eisel took over the nineveh plains in two thousand and fourteen it tried to destroy the christian community. some fifty five thousand people fled isis violent role from hamdani alone when the group was defeated late last year they started to come back and this is what they found destroyed churches and homes. there is no government support at all it seems that the government does not care about the people here the people here are helpless people return to a hamdani and they only see their houses burned and destroyed and their properties looted and stolen people are spending from their pockets to rebuild their homes while the government did not show any care so far it's a common complaint from iraqis who feel the government has abandoned them the iraqi government is seeking money to rebuild for meisel areas it's appealing to the international community for help and says it needs one hundred billion dollars
nowhere near enough cash has been pledged so far people like no idea how to contact in return because there's nothing to return to the houses destroyed in a family scattered across refugee camps and rented accommodations in northern iraq she herself lives in erbil but this is home to me often get. all of my belongings were looted in the houses destroyed i'm left with nothing at all i live in a rental and. i can't return my health is deteriorating and i need medical attention my husband suffers two in baghdad the christian community was spared much of the violence the others faced on the eisel even here in baghdad churches are hidden away behind lost walls and tight security now religious leaders in the faithful will be praying that things get better iraq's christians are actually one of the most established religious communities on the entire planet in two thousand and fourteen almost all the christians had fled the nineveh province according to
the patch and we say there were no christians remaining in mosul for the first time in the nation's history today though in mosul and across the nineveh province they come together they ceased to mock important holiday and pray for a better future of iraq's christians in al-jazeera. pork farmers in the united states are beginning to feel the impact of a new twenty five percent tariff on their products proposed by china and it's driven american port prices down to new tariffs were sparked by president trump's plan to impose duties on sixty billion dollars worth of chinese goods john hendren reports. china's newly planted area of suv set off a pork panic in the american farm belt but just the economically you know no matter what it is ripping off the movie affects the bottom of the chair of sitting pig farms across the united states or an answering shot in a trade war retaliation for president donald trump's new tariffs on steel and other
chinese goods fairport producers are no longer competitive on the world market so if it comes in to china ours are now more expensive therefore they would pick their port from some other place because china is the second largest customer for american farm products after canada the u.s. agricultural department says farm incomes this year are expected to slide to their lowest level since two thousand and six farmers have been big supporters of president trump in large part because he's been cutting regulations on their industry so when the chinese picked a target that would hurt trump and his supporters most they knew exactly where to aim china has been selecting products to inflict maximum sort of economic and political pain on the united states is not so much of the ten as are eager to harm american farmers on the other hand they're not going to just take shots from the trump administration without a response ironically one of the companies that would be most harmed by the tariffs north carolina based smithfield is actually owned by
a chinese company proof that china is willing to take losses to wage a trade war it says the u.s. has set off john hendren al-jazeera chicago. international criminal court in the hague has detained a million man accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity the indictment over the destruction of religious sites in timbuktu in two thousand and twelve and two thousand and thirteen and he's also accused of enforcing policies that led to sexual and slave meant of women and girls center another day of protests in the u.s. city of sacramento against the shooting of an unarmed black man by police a fear for the streets and i got a feel for the cops you know how do we explain to our kids that because the color of your skin people are going to like you the rally was organized by the black lives matter movement on friday an autopsy found stuff on clark was shot six times in the back and that contradicts police accounts that clark was facing them and had a gun and actually turned out just to be
a cell phone demonstrators are demanding the officers involved be fired. civil rights leader martin luther king jr was assassinated half a century ago this week in the u.s. city of memphis his death was one of many events that defined nine hundred sixty eight is the year of political social and emotional chaos. and looks at what shaped that year and the parallels with modern day america. one thousand nine hundred sixty eight the year the world was watching the united states was violently and psychologically falling apart it was a pivotal moment that saw changes in nearly every aspect of american life chris former two. transformative. it was a paradigm shift as moral and political heroes were being gunned down the public discovered it could no longer put its blind faith in its political leaders.
nixon's victory in sixty eight which arguably is only made possible because of these assassinations really takes that playbook and parlays it into national power university students in the streets and in campus halls protesting what they called the us is disastrous war in vietnam. african american snack and rioted several cities throughout the country were left burning. women took to the streets to demand equal treatment equal pay equal rights throughout the year we will explore these developments and delve into why how fifty years later the us is fighting these fights all over again politicians stoking the very worst racist sexist and stereotypes and divisions in order to gain power. young people to chain classes and marching on capitol hill to demand universal gun
control we either voice a change we either peace is the fisherman this fine should not make it. was women naming the men who have sexually harassed them and pushing for ways to stop the systemic abuse. and yes african-americans latinos asians and native americans still fighting for a definitive and to racial profiling discrimination and prejudice the biggest difference everyone is weighing in in real time and on social media making it harder to ignore the fault lines in us society the vietnam war was so prominent in the concerns of young people in society and others was it was on t.v. every night fast forward twenty eighteen everyone is in their own personal bubble on their device in two thousand and eighteen and this is the question how
much has the us learned from the divisions of nine hundred sixty eight and hell well as it applying those lessons today one of the hottest tickets in australia's biggest city is for opera on the harbor of course it's become so popular sales are outperforming shows inside the world famous sydney opera house and it's attracting a new crowd to the arts as enter thomas reports. home sydney's opera house is the city's most famous building but sydney's most successful oprah's a shown here not in soit the opera house but using it as a backdrop this year its lab o.-n. showing on a stage overhanging the hall has water on the edge of a city park this is the dress rehearsal for a full week run last year when common was shown here most performances sold out this is what opera was originally about it was
a very very popular art form and here three thousand seats where we're doing twenty six performances of the one opera means that it's it's reaching the people that i think are important opera australia says engaging a wide audience is vital and outdoor pro with subtitles here is what brings in the crowds there's no things going on and i'm just trying to focus on what's going on so i don't sound french unfortunately so in this kind of i'm going to have what you think is an italian initially but. then for other reasons and what do you think of the setting yeah it's amazing the views insane on again off the bus and all night that i just love seeing is i don't understand to tell you know french or anything but i like that. i like the fact that it's translated for me. but outdoor acoustics can never match those inside the best opera houses and it's hard to suspend reality and be in la bohem is paris with the real sights and sounds of sydney on either side of the stage. and then there is the weather for no refunds if it rains the
show only stops in dangerous lightning storms so cannot for ever really be enjoying it if you're sitting what she gets some cool whites for the dress rehearsal many were you never going to control the way that they're going to be not to get rained out it just happens there are probably some people that are snobby about it and that's fine if they want to be. enjoy the experience for what it is like. it's a totally different experience and it's a wonderful experience and enjoy it for today's most do the reviews have been almost universally good andrew thomas al jazeera sydney. so headlines right now on al-jazeera israel's defense minister minister of adore lieberman has rejected calls for an inquiry into the killing palestinian protesters on friday this comes as video emerged have a demonstrator being shot as he ran away from israel's border with gaza it was
filmed as thousands of people began their protest against decades of land grabs by israel seventeen palestinians were killed and hundreds injured. a fire has destroyed fifty tons of humanitarian aid in yemen it's believed a short circuit caused a fire at those warehouses in the rubble help port city of the data that's on as an augmented in a president in a ceremony designed to highlight a smooth transition of power of what seem a c.c. took over from him and comma who stepped out on saturday the city thanked his predecessor and promised to uphold the constitution. it is of the deep sense of humility that i sipped the immensely responsibility that has just been to student me and the trust and confidence there by early posts as the fifth president of out of public a nation. in carrying out my duties might suck touchstone show to mean the oath i just made to uphold the constitution the rule of law and maintenance of national
unity good governance peace and prosperity syrian state media say fighters are withdrawing from the last tribal area in eastern guta hundred fighters and civilians have been allowed to leave the city of duma to go to it live probably a wider deal for a whole surrender and duma is still being negotiated government forces are surrounding the area which is home to tens of thousands of people. pope francis is used as annual easter message to call for reconciliation in the middle east and into carnage and syria he addressed thousands of pilgrims at st peter's square in vatican city as millions of christians around the world celebrate easter sunday the governor of russia's central ken lay rovio region has resigned after the mall fire that killed sixty people last week a mom said it was the right conscious and only true decision russia's investigative committee says fire exits at the mall were blocked and that serious violations had
been discovered most of the victims and that mall fire were children those are the headlines the news continues keep it on al-jazeera and side story is next. israeli forces shoot hundreds of palestinians during their youth protests as the two state solution peace process dies frustrations rising tamil jewish majority in israel be maintained promised in refugees are ever allowed to return to their last this is inside story.