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they said it was as clean as a hospital but what they weren't telling people was that it was really a chemical handling industry and that the magic of making these microcircuits relied on the use of hundreds if not thousands of very toxic chemicals and that's why they have clean rooms that's why they have bunny suits to try to protect the chips it was never designed to protect the workers it was always designed to protect the product itself or my god those of a lot of different chemicals they built the disk drives would have to strip them out and then would literally have to dip a mint in severe gas and with a sponge and just with arm with severe how do you know what it was is i just knew it stunk really bad and you couldn't get it on your skin because it would burn you like nobody's business what would happen was people started getting sick with very strange kinds of illnesses things that didn't seem to make a lot of sense and didn't seem to hang together but increasingly as this happened
more and more there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the chemical exposure on the job. one put music on yeah right go and turn on the music for mom that's some good music on today. right there. they're going to have to put this on you know there's a thing occurred to them. in the thing yeah. and you remember one nine hundred seventy five i was eighteen years old and i started working in the electronics field i went to spector physics and they just hired me just like that. i was making the end of the laser and i would have to mix up this chemical in i used to call it green go. and get the consistency and then put it into a spray gun and i would have to heat that up after
a glued on together that was just all day that i did at that event didn't know the material she was using turns out to be probably in the vicinity of fifty percent little excise she didn't know she was exposed to lead in tell her that i got pregnant with mark in one nine hundred seventy nine and that was full term my months and we're just really happy about it. that he doesn't even know to cross the street and know a car is coming to stop going to the restroom you know i have to go with him in there so i have to a system where everything is number one or you know and if i knew what i know now how to read out a spec or fix at the time it was unnecessary it just. breaks my heart
that i could avoid it. so we're filing this lawsuit against your employer and it's a lawsuit for his son who was born with severe developmental disabilities and is a suit concealment of systemic chemical poisoning in case of a bet and for the direct injuries to mark. marks condition isn't like a cold take antibiotics and you're going to be fine and by a days this is life. your love just overrides all that and you do what you gotta do to stay i still do that. i'm sorry getting. but. i discovered i.b.m. had more talented. which they kept for thirty years and it kept track of the causes
of death of their choice the most dramatic findings were about cancer for the company as a whole this was thirty three thousand deaths that were in this corporate mortality file so included people who had worked all over the u.s. but then when you look at specific plants like the i.b.m. plant in san jose there was some extraordinary excess costs of deaths one was brain cancer another was not hodgkinson foma another was melanoma of the skin and in the women breast cancer was three and four fold higher than expected. that was the heart of this settles a lawsuit. in a santa clara courtroom today the first trial out of more than two hundred similar lawsuits filed against i.b.m. former i.b.m. workers jim bore and a lighter hernandez say they developed cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals at i.b.m. san jose facility in the late seventy's or early ninety's i mean literally tried to prevent the results of the tally analysis from ever seeing the light of day in fact
they went to the judge and said this can't be used in this case a lot of hernandez is not dead she's going to be in the courtroom and not only was it not relevant the judge said it might prejudice the jury if they saw what these excess costs deaths were and so he denied the use of it in the court many of the brands will respond to questions by saying no one has ever proved to me that a single person has died from exposure to these chemicals either within inside their factories or outside of the factories and of discussion. but that's not the way that we approach environmental or occupational health in the world we are not flying blind here at all especially on the chemicals at issue here in the electronics industry actually and most of the common chemical used in all industrial manufacturing we've been at this work for forty years.
if you look at the pub listening generated by i.b.m. you would think that we lost everything and that's simply not going. after the trial i.b.m. matters were resolved for hundreds of people whose claims did not go to trial. what can you tell us about the settlements. i'm not going to be able to talk about any of the resolutions of the cases and i won't. can you give any details at all did you have to agree not to reveal the details as part of the settlements all i can say is that the matters were resolved that's what i'm allowed to say. i mean. we're at silicon
valley chip companies and the other electronics production companies used hundreds if not thousands of toxic chemicals and the most of the chemicals once they're used in making the components needed to be disposed of as waste the companies ended up storing them in underground storage tanks all over the valley. but what the brilliant people who were designing these systems didn't quite think through all the way was that the solvent swer really good at dissolving things and so when you put them into a tank eventually they're going to eat their way through the tank. solvent that the electronics industry used in production in silicon valley in the seventy's and eighty's are now on in the groundwater and if you think about putting a drop of ink in a bathtub. that spreads really quickly and it's really hard to get that dropping
back that's what we're dealing with except we're dealing with multiples of gallons of the stuff that is in the groundwater. in late one thousand nine hundred one there were over one hundred families in one little neighborhood who had serious problems and the state health department discovered that the families that were drinking the most heavily contaminated water had significantly higher rates of miscarriages and birth defects then did people in other neighborhoods with a chemical industry will often say if i had not a dime for every time i heard this but even water can kill you those nontoxic thing of course it can but only if you stick your face down in the bathtub or fall into you know fall into a large body of water. so that has the traditional approach to toxicology is that the more stuff you're exposed to the more harm it causes you but what we're seeing in particularly around cancer and around hormone disrupting chemicals is that it's
when you're exposed to it the time of exposure so if you're in third trimester and you get even a perp or billion or part petroleum exposure it can actually cause significant damage. we formed this silicon valley tuxes coalition and we did a summer organizing project getting people to sign petitions asking the e.p.a. step in with their authority in the superfund program yesterday. yes. yes. and i went to a meeting in washington and presented these thousands of petitions saying we need e.p.a. to come in it's time for e.p.a. to exercise your authority and to everybody's great surprise they agreed to do that . so hewlett packard became a superfund site until became a superfund site national semiconductor advanced micro devices i.b.m. you name it they were there and they were all superfund sites.
the cost of cleanup for i.b.m. as well as all the other companies has been tremendous it's an enormously slow and tedious process. if you look right over here also this is a major residential neighborhood just directly across the street from this industrial site. most of the people living here today are unaware of this huge toxic plume. and those same chemicals that are still right under where we're standing are now beginning to seep back up out of the groundwater through the soil and are actually coming into the offices of these software engineers a google. and this is the one that e.p.a. said might take three hundred years to clean up. this is so complicated the
devastation is so enormous that we're really talking centuries of cleanup not just years or decades. the problem is that it just keeps reoccur. please when companies started moving away from silicon valley to china i think that they were the only too happy to have the government off their backs and. the chinese government made an offer to multinational corporations that they couldn't refuse. you need a land and you need money and you need government approval and you need lots of people to put it all together well they have all of that in china. it's. just. sleep.
and. one of the primary purposes of outsourcing is to enable companies like apple to make what are essentially an reasonable demands on manufacturers that they wouldn't and couldn't make if they actually had to employ the workers directly apple doesn't have to worry about what it means to workers when they insist on a tripling of the pace of iphone production. to. those who. come in the new. all. the way focused on this is you. know you
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illegal settler homes or force it has more. the people of color since the early hours of wednesday morning of knowing that at any time israeli forces could move in here and start to demolish their village one hundred eighty villages who live in this bedroom village new york applied west bank while at five am this morning israeli forces did move in but they didn't come here and start invading this village they stayed on the outskirts of the village an area where there are a few temporary structures that have been put up by activists in solidarity they declared that a military zone they prevented any access to anyone else as they demolished those structures and took them away hungary says it will challenge a european parliament decision which could sit stripped of its e.u. voting rights members voted by a large majority to take action against hungry for not following e.u. values on democracy and civil rights is the first time such measures have been
approved mayor myles leader unsung suchi has admitted her government could have handled the rangar crisis better more than six hundred thousand range of muslims have fled a military crackdown in may in mass and orcus two thousand and seventeen the un has called it a textbook case of ethnic cleansing city has been speaking at the world economic forum in hanoi millions of people in the eastern united states are making last minute preparations for what's predicted to be a major storm hurricane florence has been downgraded to a category two storm in recent hours but ten million people are still being warned of their expressed an after hurricane center expects it to make landfall on friday . and algeria she has died of a hostile at the age of fifty nine. was known for fusing with my crappy music and protesting against prejudice and his
michael pangle doesn't move from her home plays in the fall down season is obviously youngest of us to do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu southwest china that he'd actually close to some opened on cuba you know just a little whole way that all students occurred at around seven pm in a polishing woodshop and appears to have been triggered by an explosion of combustible dust in a duct. no one should be surprised that aluminum dust if it's in a high enough concentration and there is an ignition source it will produce explosion and fire this is a hazard which is extremely well known. so the fact that apple suppliers
have an explosion in chengdu in the plant means that they had very poor housekeeping very poor production processes that's terrible. what's completely unacceptable is that five months later at another plant within the apple supply chain they had another explosion and fire. its outrageously inexcusable that they had a second one five months later. they set up these supply chains exactly the way they want them they monitor these private chains with exacting scrutiny so they know exactly what's going into their products at every point along the way.
here. we have a kind of life excess of the guns and i'll show you some of. that and. so i have an i phone five here and i'm at show you a little bit about what's inside what makes it take and some of the design choices that apple made putting it together to the first thing out bill has on the bottom is to proprietary penta loeb screws this is a security screw that apple designed to keep people out of the phone once you get the phone open we can start to see the guts. this isn't really a phone it's pretty much a full blown computer that can make your phone last for eight hours or you need a really big battery. batteries and phones last about four hundred charges every cell phone i've ever had to pop the back off you can pull the battery out swap
a new battery and every year or two you have to replace the battery apple has decided with the i pod and now the i phone that they don't like that model so what they are doing is building the batteries in the phone and using proprietary screws on there and attempt to limit the lifespan of the phone to about eighteen months which is around the time when they have a new phone and they want you to buy a new one anyway. i fix is a company that wants to see everything get fixed so we show people how to fix things and provide the parts tools and guides to enable them to do so helping everyone fix everything so that's the challenge it's a big challenge because there's millions of devices out there and luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that seems like a boring product because we're selling people a capability where they're able to do something that they wouldn't have otherwise we want to make it simple and easy for me to repair their own stuff. the amount of
raw materials that go into the products that we use are stagnant over five hundred pounds around material go into making in a down south. so here's an example of a circuit board in this you waste bin this is out of apple laptop from a few years ago even if you make this circuit board in the most environmentally friendly way it's still going to use a ton of water a ton of money probably literally a ton of water lots and lots of materials. when we know for those of you know. nothing is different. electronics industry is close in ways that through this the american manufacturers are. they're selling a thing and they're saying well you have it but you don't really own it. there's no way we're ever going to be a. ford would never say. we're not going to make tires available to keep your car
running after thirty thousand miles you have an entire ecosystem an entire industry that's built on secrecy and. that's trying to pry open the show people what's inside. and we've kind of been conditioned by manufacturers and brands to leave yourself on the outside don't worry about the details we make this product we give it to you and you just use this product when it stops working you go buy a new one. when we originally started i fix it it was just a way to provide people with some solution to fix broken devices. and over time we've realized both the manufacturing and the environmental problems are all huge concern.
over the last few years i've been to china on a regular basis a lot of that related to our tool manufacturing. we're looking at getting circuit boards manufactured. this is the big rechargeable battery and this is the main circuit board in here so considering it's just a flashlight you can see it's a surprisingly complex circuit board and i've got these basic schematic of the circuit board once we decided we'll leave them with them and. finding this supplier that is environmentally friendly has good quality and has reasonable pricing all three of those at once is probably going to be a challenge. for the next photo.
visiting factories we've found it surprisingly effective to show up on short notice . in general any factory of it's not willing to let you see the factory is an immediate red flag at least for someone that we don't want to do business with. this is the big line. factor is that this is where they're edging and bringing all these nasty acids and other chemicals in. you got a little bit of acid believe you you can see gilboa acid on the outside of the machine. i walked over to where there were some storage tanks and there was basically acid all over
the floor. and the moment i looked over that they told me get back away from here and this isn't giving me a good feeling. as far as making sure everything's done correctly environmentally it doesn't seem like that's a priority for them. and they go about the mouse river. the fact that it was so dear to you is the price you pay for the last thirty years of development you. don't want to buy from them. what you thought was the time that somebody. from all that i hope you know about incentives from the internet. not just by. putting on.
one. hundred. percent so will the store so i say you know she brings my sense at the time to buy them just. as a what the idea what that's like a model of model. i'm going to do a lot of the document numbers on so that it. doesn't you know about fox you know buy new things which. is what woman sitting on when you would see these suddenly and so when we should. do it it's a typical high profit. by us for budget but when you think you. do you see. these constantly changing.
i'm all the. time. this is definitely the most professional of the factories visited. the fact that we're being taken through this water treatment facility is a really promising sign. you start out with incredibly yucky water and it goes through a progressive series of filters and other processes and eventually you end up with hopefully acceptably clean water. the coolest thing when the water is coming through the treatment facility some of the water comes out and dumps into this and
they have been here in the factory and i said well they know the water treatment is working ok as long as the fish are still alive a little unfortunate for the fish because if something breaks maybe the fish die but it's clear to me that this would definitely be the factory to buy from up the one we've visited. from the institute of public and environmental affairs module. ladies and gentlemen i'm truly honored and humbled to be the first chinese citizen to receive the school award thank you thank you i set up this institute of public. affairs. and our first project. to be
a national water pollution database. though this records comes from the government sources the public can access the information by click on the locations on the map because people want to know you know who should be held responsible for such a bat what a pollution situation and so far we got some more than one hundred and ten thousand records of violations in our database. in april two thousand and ten we filed letters to twenty nine by t. brands to check with them whether those polluting factories whether they are their suppliers. all of them responded except the one that is an apple.
apple just give us one statement that is we have a long term policy not to disclose our supply chain. not to. my june contacted me and we began to work together to apply additional pressure to a company with headquarters here in the united states mansion singled out a number of facilities that he believed were in apple's flagship that it had a very heavy environmental impact in their locality and when he level of those charges apple was shocked and is sort of in denial that this type of problem to this extent could really exist in their supply chain. i think it's important to understand that this is not just about apple you know this
is about the id industry. they all share a printed circuit board manufacturers they all share chip manufacturer is you know despite their audit protocols there is a lot more talk than walk on environmental impacts in the supply chain you say to yourself how could they not know about any of these problems but you know it's it's always you ask and it's all you look for so if you are there and you have a checklist of what you need then you need it now and that checklist does not include what's going on at the end of the pipe of your wastewater treatment plant it's actually conceivable that you know exactly where it's being made you just don't know exactly how it's being made and what the impact is and that's what's going on not just with apple but with all of these companies. forty years of operating the environmental protection agency in this country these are american based companies hard to believe. we still have this industry which is discharging
so much waste not just normal ways hazardous waste. in just one supplier to generate more than one hundred thousand tons of hazard of waste in one year. how could we dispose stuff you know in a safe way so how much a time bomb this industry's gonna create. in electronics at this moment in time i believe we're in the dinosaur age. we're using too many resources too many raw materials and the life of a computer is a typically three to four years.
for a small company in r. and. a mission is to produce a fair trade computer. in the early days i repaired this component levels on the computers on the one imports. from i noticed that there was huge amount of waste in the computer industry. so we started designing and building a database of brain reuse with computers. this is my father's environmental drill and all my trusty and just you know such and such just. how could you build a computer made up to stick how could you build a computer without lead mercury p.v.c.'s brominated flame returns and all the other
heavy metals. that was our gold the material we use is wood so it's technology of one hundred years ago but it's perfectly good our computers will last seven to ten years because home users non-technical people can repair and replace i'm never place in the memory you can extend the life of it by upgradability. today is is there a major launch in europe. we've lots of invites and to people. we were awarded the world's first european. for integrated desktop computers it was
the world's first ever achieve some wart. time i thought wow that the gates were no . flood a i thought that was not the case maybe a little bit of naive essay on my part it's hard out there like government agencies some people like that there is no room for environmental they are totally just bottom line. i'm looking at it now it's one little step at a time the what we need to do is it work harder build more computers. get people to join us. americans toss out a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of electronic waste that gets generated the united states every year probably fifteen percent of that gets recycled. and some percent of that
to. those are. now. in the. year that. we think ok will send are you waste of china let them burn it let them have the pollution but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe. that pollution is getting lost into the atmosphere and coming right back to us. metals and metal is a metal you know and it's there's no other form for it to convert to you can convert it from being in the soil to being in the water to being in the air but you still have a metal. in our work we fly through clouds and we sample the cloud droplets and we measure the chemistry of each one very fast as you're flying through a cloud. there flashing as fast as you can imagine on
a screen and we collect all that information and what we get is what's a chemical fingerprint in california with getting rid of lead in gasoline we've reduced the amount of lead we have and so when lead shows up that is one of the tracers that we say this could be from elsewhere and we can trace it back in time and say you know four days ago this air was over asia. and you have more pollution and you have more aerosols those go into the cloud and so you have so many they can't get big enough to fall and lead to rain. and it's giving you these extremes of either not enough water in some places and way too much water in other places. what happens if we push it too far. we'll start to see more of these extreme events things like
flooding and hurricanes. these are what people often refer to as tipping points and not so that's what we're very concerned about happening. my attachment to my devices is more complicated now. it's hard to get excited about the next new model or upgrade knowing what they really cost to make. the industry in it's constant search for cheaper workers and land is moving on to new countries with few government safeguards or inspections. we all have a share in this problem. but we can use our voices and our buying power to demand real labor safety and greater environmental protections. the digital revolution has improved our lives in so many ways. we need to make sure it doesn't rob us of our
health and our planet. hello again and welcome back we're here crossing the bond we are watching fairly nice conditions across much of the eastern mediterranean we did have some showers across northern parts of turkey that is all due to an air of low pressure that there was really spinning up across that area now most of the rain is going to be over instant will over the next few days temperatures though are going to quite warm going to be seeing aleppo at thirty five degrees beirut at thirty but much warmer over here baghdad forty six degrees quite steady you are still into the high forty's not seeing too much of a change as we go through the rest of the really the weekend as we make a way down here across much of the middle east well temperatures are still about average for this time of year the immunity is still much of
a problem over towards we were seeing about thirty eight degrees muscat not looking too bad at thirty two and we're looking at seasonable temperatures over here towards a low twenty eight degrees maybe twenty nine degrees as we go towards friday and then very quickly across southern parts of africa we are looking at really some temperatures that are warming up here to the north but down towards the south we have a front that's just skirting the coast so cape town you going to be in and out of the rain as we go from thursday at about fifteen degrees and then into friday a little bit clearer a little bit more sun in your forecast for you sixteen degrees there in johannesburg we do see about twenty six degrees there and entered the river over here to a medic aska about twenty five. al-jazeera
recounts the shocking story of the assassination of count folk abene dot. the first u.n. envoy trying to bring peace to the middle east how is negotiations with him helped save thousands of jews from nazi concentration camps and how these mediation skills put him at the vanguard in the quest for peace in the middle east. killing the count on al-jazeera. a massive show of force three hundred thousand troops take part in russia and china's joint military exercises.
this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. admits how government could have better handled the situation in iraq kind states. israel makes its first foray into a palestinian village slated for demolition. and a defiant state of california to tackle climate change even in washington where. the russian and chinese militaries are undertaking joint war games close to the two countries border the vostok twenty eight team training exercises russia's largest military drills since the fall of the soviet union this was in the first time that russia has invited china to participate in such a large scale operation and the war games coincide with both china's president xi jinping and russian president vladimir putin pushing to strengthen bilateral ties
to come to u.s. sanctions and trade tariffs. let's go live now to roy talons he's in vladivostok for us they were a pretty extraordinary display there of military might but tell us what's most notable about these two wells. well i think you know basically there are two things that are notable about these drills first of all they are huge and second of all the chinese are taking part now i'll go over some figures for the sort of hardware and personnel numbers that are taking part in these drills on the russian side we've got three hundred thousand military personnel over a thousand there craft thirty six thousand tanks and armored personnel carriers and other vehicles up to eighty ships and supply vessels now there might be a bit of exaggeration going on here but even if there is still a large scale military operation large scale military drills and then you also have
this chinese component as well now compared with the size of the russian military taking part the chinese input is pretty small so three thousand two hundred troops thirty aircraft that's helicopters and planes and then a few tanks and other vehicles as well but it's the gesture really is the gesture that russia has invited china to come along and take part of these which is which is notable it is essentially a two part thing this is russia saying to china we don't see you as our as a threat we don't see you as an adversary so come along and participate in these drills as well but also it is very very deliberate signed to the west to nato to the united states that russia and china are getting closer together and if push came to shove might possibly fight together as well now and we saw a proud person overseeing these exercises today what's he been saying about it all
. well he says that he's come along to watch over of the most active phase of these exercises he's of its goal artillery range which is in the trans by col region of russia a part of the far east and he said basically these are all going very well these drills so far that russia has a duty to defend its sovereignty its independence and if necessary its allies as well and see said going on from that that russia is not an aggressive country or read exactly what he said here our foreign policy is aimed at constructive cooperation with all countries that are interested in it russia is a peace loving states we do not and cannot have aggressive plans now of course there are countries in the west that would disagree with this looking at what's been going on in ukraine over recent years go back to two thousand and eight and
the war in georgia and of course russia's military intervention in syria as well as but rather a person's point is we're not going to attack anyone else yes i think nato countries we're watching pretty closely were we thanks very much for bringing us the latest there from five of us uk. now minimal as leader aung sang suu kyi has admitted her government could have better handle the rangar crisis hundreds of thousands of random muslims fed a massive military crackdown to neighboring bangladesh a year ago so she's been speaking at the world economic forum meeting in hanoi jane hey has more from that. aung sun suu cheez appearance at the world economic forum on southeast asia in hanoi was her first international speaking engagement since a united nations report was released last month that called for genocide charges to be laid against me and my military leaders for attacks on reading your communities in rakhine state that report was also very critical of aung san suu kyi and her
government for their failure to condemn the violence something she also refused to do here in hanoi there are of cause. we simply too with hindsight might think that the situation could have been handled better but we believe that for the sake of long term stability and security we have to be fair to all sides that rule of law must apply to everybody we cannot choose and pick who should be protected by the rule of law and i have to keep repeating because people are very few are interested in that aspect of the situation that in the rakhine there are many many small groups ethnic groups and religious groups and there don't just the muslims and the cons and seems to be at the section of much of the world for example we are very small ethnic groups which are fast disappearing but nobody seems to be interested in them and yet they are the ones who could disappear altogether because someone down to four fingers she was also asked about the case
of the two reuters journalists who last week were jailed for seven years two also and while loans were arrested last year while investigating a massacre of working in rakhine state and there is growing international pressure on sun suchi and two governments to grant them pardons it's not a matter of lou they were not you know because of adjournment they want to deal with jail because the court has well sentence has been awesome then because the court has decided that they had broken the official secrets act so if we believe in the rue. the flaw they have every right to appeal the judgement and to point out why the justice for them if they consider. me and my is expected to come under even more scrutiny at the united nations general assembly next week but on sun sujit will now not be attending. as many forces in the occupied west bank have cleared account for activists beside a bedouin village which is due to be demolished israel's top court approved the
destruction of the village of qana lacma last week it's expected said the land will be used for illegal settler homes i force it has more from common law. for the people of color since the early hours of wednesday morning of knowing that at any time israeli forces could move in here and start to demolish the village one hundred eighty villages who live in this barren village new york west bank where at five am this morning israeli forces did move in but they didn't come here and start invading this village they stayed on the outskirts of the village an area where there are a few temporary structures that have been put up by activists in solidarity they declared that a military zone they prevented any access to anyone else as they demolished those structures and took them away we spoke to the head of the commission for the wall and settlements senior palestinian official he says that that is good news that so far at least. survives we hope that it will be
a good sign it will be satisfied them that they have succeeded to destroy the five houses but it was not our battle defending their their houses or but they could defend the houses. and do after the army attack and the area around it and that we will out of the school doors around the houses. and that was our goal in sound the house and the houses and nothing happened here we are now we thank god. and order to be able to see it. so for one more day at least the children here at the tire school in kanaka have arrived for classes life goes on the reason that there's been so much pressure against this move by the israelis of course is about the villages themselves and their rights but it's also about fears of wider israeli plans for greater illegal settlement expansion we're
here east of jerusalem where here in the middle of the occupied west bank there are fears that jerusalem is going to be ringed in the future that there could be a real attack on the territorial contiguity of a future palestinian state slicing that state into that is why the e.u. and others have talked about this in such terms as it being a real threat to the possibility of a two state solution in the future to syria now where nearly three million civilians in the promise of making final preparations as an all out offensive looms more than thirty thousand people have fled the last rebel held enclaves in syrian government and russian strikes intensified last week many have escaped to the nearby town of ceuta an area controlled by turkish backed rebels others are staying and taking any measures to keep themselves alive by making their own gas masks and it's not only that. we hear a lot of threats from the regime in russia saying they'll bomb us with chemical
weapons that's why we had to make gas masks to protect our wives and children and a little. bit of new to wiki i learned how to make the masks on you tube the mask is made with cardboard cups cotton guards natural coal and plastic bags to protect the face and eyes and you can breathe through it. still ahead on al-jazeera the media conference that explains the strained relationship between the philippines president and the military. hello get a welcome back to international weather forecast or first we're going to start here across the u.k. you can see on the satellite image we have this big mess of clouds that are settling down really across parts of the london area but we are going to be seeing a change over the next few days that's going to be pushing more towards the south we're going to sing some windy conditions so it's going to be
a little bit cooler and then that's going to settle here across the northern part of europe so as you can see these temperatures berlin fifteen degrees here but if you go a little bit further to the south much warmer in vienna at twenty eight degrees and then much windy across much of the u.k. and we're going to be seeing eighteen degrees but down towards the southwest too much madrid it is still warm in cloudy and those clouds are also extending across parts of north western africa and in these clouds we've been seeing quite a bit of rain charge to the anywhere from algeria all the way up here towards tunisia those showers will continue really across the atlas mountains over the next few days tempter wise about average for this time of day we do expect to see a little bit more sun as we go towards friday and those temperatures will be coming up tonight about thirty degrees in algiers at about twenty nine and then down here across much of central africa heavy rain showers across much of the kosik specially a new tropical wave possibly developing out here towards the west but across the coast across twenty nine in lagos with some to few and rainy twenty seven.