hostage by their relatives but does it own neighborhoods have turned it into a better the zune their water at the houses they've lived to behind could be destroyed in the fighting. the more that do hate and tripoli. the u.s. secretary of state has met venezuelan refugees in a colombian but what a talent is he once again called on president nicolas maduro to step down my compost as the u.s. will use all economic and political pressure to hold the world to account and he was in the city of course with us to wrap up a four nation tour latin america with the goal of further isolating the are. the united states will continue to utilize every economic and political means at our disposal to help the venezuelan people using sanctions vsa revocations and other means we pledge to hold the regime and those propping up accountable for their corruption and their repression of democracy we are deeply aware of the recent intimidation tactics used by the material regime this past thursday but that all
should know we are watching and our support will not waver. meanwhile venezuela's political and economic crisis continues today panic water shortages and rising inflation and making life even harder for many but as your model child reports from caracas communities are working together to try and cope. for decades many working class venezuelans have had to collect water from points like these at the bottom of the mountains that surround the valley that is correct the country's infrastructure has forever been underdeveloped however in recent weeks the number of those queuing up to gather water has noticeably increased several electricity blackouts has meant that water plants haven't been pumping to homes across the capital was bilis nearest comes here once a week with her two children despite being economically secure they wait for more than an hour with their buckets and containers. i've been coming
more often in recent weeks because there's no water when we have water in our building it's not drink we use it for other areas but we can't drink it. what's confounded the problem even more is that caracas has witnessed an unusually dry period with no rain reservoirs like this have dried up. but the government sees the main reasons for the water crisis are subject sores and the u.s. imposed sanctions aimed at turning the people against president nicolas maduro and you. will see that they want people to explode and turn against the government to justify a possible military intervention and the us government spokesperson is openly stated that the purpose of these sanctions is to make people suffer. to offset this and more importantly seemingly to win people's hearts the government is providing heavily subsidized goods and services to poor venezuelans in a room on the second floor of one of the hundreds of thousands of buildings that sprawl the many favelas scattered across venezuela
a group of pro-government activists old school uniforms children's clothes and other garments as part of an initiative set up under former president hugo chavez similar uniforms are sold in the shops for around twenty seven dollars these are offered for a mere thirty cents their work orders have increased drastically since the u.s. sanctions kicked in these activists also run a control center where they receive requests for help from local residents and monitor things like water shortages. we monitor and listen to people's needs and with the help of the government we don't provide for them it's not surprising that giovanni is a loyal supporter of the government were not for hugo chavez and his socialist revolution he would never have been able to get a university degree he tells me. the american sanctions are not hard to government they're hurting or people if america wanted to help the people they wouldn't impose those sanctions. for a country with the largest oil reserves in the world you'd expect living standards
here to be high but the reality is the basic things like water aren't always available now opponents of president maduro put that down through mismanagement and corruption by a socialist government that's been in power for years but there's no denying that u.s. sanctions have played their part and devastating the venezuelan economy and preventing the country from developing i'm sure you are just caracas still ahead on the bulletin the red cross calls for iceland to release a new zealand aid worker kidnapped in syria almost six years ago plus. i'm going to be jakarta way to meet you down preparing to vote in an election that for many will be about the economy and trying to decide whether the current president has done enough to improve their lives.
and we've got plenty of showers across the southeast in parts of asia at the moment the satellite picture is showing plenty of them in the southern part of our map and then quite a large cluster of thunderstorms that just to the north of somalia but if we look at the weather for the next few days we'll see this plenty of showers again across the southern parts but also further north we can expect some as well say for some of us in thailand through cambodia it will be showery at times and some of those showers will also be affecting us impulsive viet-nam towards the east of course in the philippines more in the way of drawing weather but even here for some of us in luzon we can expect the old shower on wednesday towards the south and we've got a little weather front that's making its way across parts of australia ahead of that the temperatures all beginning to rise that we're looking at around thirty one degrees they in adelaide and around twenty seven it now been but behind it is still going to be a little bit cooler only twenty one in perth the winds coming in off the say i'm bringing a fair amount of cloud with them as well. no major change for us in perth there as we head through wednesday for the east that's likely to be
a little bit more in the way of cloud here and the chance of a few showers over towards new zealand is a good deal of dry weather here at the moment but in the east there's a lot of low clavell and murky weather around that should burn away you towards the coast though as we head through the day on tuesday and wednesday. a face can tell a story without uttering a single one. now england. a simply touch in for. the unconventionality of light witness through the lens of the human eye. is what inspires us. witness documentaries on al-jazeera.
good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories so today's protest is fear they'll be an attempt to break up the seven outside the army headquarters in the capital khartoum meanwhile more people have joined the protests military leaders say they have made concessions and insist that they will allow a civilian to leave the administration. thousands of civilians have been forced out of their homes on the southern outskirts of the libyan capital tripoli un backed government and those loyal to one or khalifa haftar have been conducting air raids and the u.s. secretary of state has made by as well and refugees in a colombian border town and once again called on president nicolas maduro to step down by compare. as the u.s. will use all its tolls to hold to account. new zealanders appealing for the
whereabouts of a nurse kidnapped along with two drivers and syrian nearly six years ago. was working for the red cross delivering aid to when she was taken it's believed she's being being held captive by alongside two syrian drivers a car these kidnapping was kept secret for fear her life might be at risk but recent sightings have led to a public appeal. our number one priority all along has been safety and as you say decisions have been taken always with caution in mind one of those decisions from ation as far. as possible the i.c.r.c. has taken the lead and we've worked collectively together around. when is the reason the right or wrong time. assessment is made with the. risk we need to see by calling for action whether we can find any more information or. saying to halt the has more from. the i.c.r.c.
ending its silence appealing for any information on the whereabouts of its members of the syrian nationals their fate is not known but the i.c.r.c. believes that the member a nurse from new zealand is possibly alive and they have information that she was seen alive just a few weeks ago there is no doubt that the i.c.r.c. is gathering information from those who used to live under the rule was defeated a few weeks ago. thousands of them are now in a camp in northeast syria so it is trying to gather information. members are not the only ones who. remain missing you have the father you have the british journalist who appeared in the video. camera. all missing believed to have been taken hostage by. hundreds if not thousands of people who
went missing under rule three thousand for example mass graves. in areas that were. under rule. but it's a painstaking process to determine. so appeals are now being made all its territory. it still has sleeper cells in both syria and iraq and it is believed to be taking shelter in the desert in eastern syria as well as in some areas across iraq. israel's knesset members have rejected the idea of a national unity government the president is consulting with various political parties after listening to recommendations roun job and will choose a knesset member will head up the task of presenting a new government in twenty eight days last week prime minister benjamin netanyahu is look at party from thirty six of one hundred twenty seats in parliament putting
him in a position to form a coalition. has this update for us from west jerusalem. these consultations are happening at the residence of president rivlin for the first time they will be aired live on t.v. the office of the president saying that in this it's in the sake of transparency but also there has been many speculations that president rivlin preferred. to have to work with benny gantz that's one of the two co-chairs of the blue and white list rather than benjamin netanyahu now he started the day by meeting a delegation of the likud no surprises there they put forward the name of benjamin netanyahu to become the next prime minister of israel then he met with the second party that won the most seats in knesset the israeli parliament and that's the one blue and white list of benny gantz and you're left pete now the president did ask those members of that list if they would consider and national unity government and
they flatly answered no on the circumstances and then you have to remember that throughout the electoral campaign the blue and white lists really positioned themselves as attacking benjamin netanyahu as a person as they say his divisive policies his racial policies and also attacking came on these corruption charges and looming in the i mean come july now these consultations will continue for the next forty eight hours at the end of that process then president ridley will call in the person that was most recommended to form this coalition government and no surprises there it will be benjamin netanyahu because he does have the numbers on paper then at that stage that person benjamin netanyahu will have twenty eight days to form a government. the later a feminine social democratic party has declared victory in the country's general
election and he ran a one with a razor thin majority he could be the country's first left wing prime minister and twenty years the elections have been watched closely by brussels as fenlon expected to take the rotating e.u. presidency. to indonesia now where presidential hopefuls of the country needs an economic change of direction probabl was so beyond thought was running against incumbent daughter who has overseen solid growth and his first term but his rival in wednesday's elections has many indonesians are seeing the benefits when he reports from jakarta. indonesia capital jakarta drivers of three will taxis have more time than they used to to talk politics the president joko widodo has encouraged other modes of transport that can be ordered online meaning business has reduced dramatically for these workers they say they'll vote for change in wednesday's election in the hope it will improve the economic situation that you
see. these days it's so difficult for me to make a living we don't have enough money for tomorrow's food if we don't work today only wait to see three dollars a day or the economy has been one of the main points of debate during this six month election campaign it's growing at around five percent which is short of what the president was aiming for body enough he says to earn a second term in office. to continue to develop the economic independence of indonesia. jacoby's main focus has been on infrastructure development like the opening of an underground train line in jakarta which was first proposed more than thirty years ago. on the campaign trail joko widodo has spent much of his time trying to sell voters on the economic achievements of his government over the past five years which he says has led to the lowest unemployment rate in twenty years his opponent has opted for a much more populist approach. like the last election in two thousand and fourteen
the other choice for president is former army general problem. he says he'll lower the cost of living and he has also promised create more jobs through a boost in the manufacturing sector. didn't come our nation has long been running in the wrong direction if this direction is continued it will not provide welfare for the indonesian people. there is concern among some economists that indonesia can't afford many of the measures proposed is promising but they agree there should be a greater focus on manufacturing in the last thirteen years. experiencing. premature industrialisation switch means that the growth of the manufacturing sector is. below or lower than the. g.d.p. growth campaigning for the election has come to an end now many indonesians will be asking themselves if their lives have improved over the last five years or that they and their country need a new economic direction wayne hay al jazeera jakarta. now is hong kong's
equivalent of the oscars showcasing the latest chinese blockbusters as well as works that challenge censorship this year a film on the hardships faced by migrant workers were in the spotlight one in three awards reports from hong kong. it's considered the most prestigious of asia's red carpet events the big names of the chinese film industry here so to other you comments this year the majority of nominations went to films by first time directors. that includes the film still human nominated for. including best screenplay all the little things in it explores the relationship between a power wise man and a filipino who gives up being a photographer to look after him like god an inspiration on the screen i saw someone excitedly lie much you can tell us and i felt very touched and impressed by their relationship and i thought i might share this to the world the film offers
a glimpse of the challenges facing migrant workers serving is domestic copas the hong kong's wealthier residents it also sheds light on an often overlooked yet vital community in asia we don't really get it chance to share the stories from the filipino perspective i think. unless we hear the voices of the people who actually go through this. this life we would never really be able to get an authentic response there are three hundred ninety two missing workers here in the uk that's how most of the planes landed in the monthly average weight around five hundred seventy dollars that's about a fifth of the city's monthly average salary besides working six days a week the government requires them to live with their employer on a day off i gather with their fellow filipinos and indonesian colleagues in public places in hong kong the domestic workers are making undeniable contribution to what
we're also seeing is that they are not. getting from this economy as much as we bring into it these awards have a history of recognizing social issues and challenging the growing self-censorship in the city. and twenty sixteen an independent film in years which criticize china's influence on hong kong one based film it was later banned on the mainland but more than ten times its budget at the hong kong box office sarah clarke al-jazeera hong kong. that story and the rest of the day's news and much more can be found on our website that al-jazeera dot com. so again i mean there's a problem in doha but the headlines on al-jazeera protests and saddam fear they will be an attempt to break up this system outside the army's headquarters in the capital in the meanwhile more people have joined the protests calling for an
immediate transition to a civilian government there has been a major shake up of the military and political establishments since the removal of longtime leader omar al bashir on thursday. we've been speaking to some of the protestors and some of the activists in front of the army headquarters and they're saying that the military is trying to break the barricade and try to move the barricades that they themselves have placed there ten days ago now let's remember that the sit in front of the army headquarters started after four months of protests when people decided to revive the one nine hundred eighty five. revolution which toppled president mary they were trying to oust president i'm going to be here which eventually is what happened but they had to place roadblocks and barricades to make sure that security forces did not try to breach them and disperse them by force. and libya some fighters loyal to warlord khalifa haftar have reportedly surrendered south of tripoli handing in their weapons and army vehicles to forces loyal to the un backed government the two sides have been
fighting for control of tripoli since earlier this month and the u.s. secretary of state has met venezuelan refugees in a colombian border town as he once again called on president nicolas maduro to step down why pompei o says the u.s. will use all economic and political pressure to hold the venezuelan leader to account pompei was in the city of. four nation tour of latin america with the goal of further isolation with dual. israel's knesset members have rejected the idea of a national unity government the president has consulted with various political parties after listening to recommendations move in rivlin will choose a knesset member who head up the task of presenting a new government in twenty eight days. new zealand is appealing for the whereabouts of a nurse kidnapped along with two drivers in syria nearly six years ago luis a he was working for the red cross delivering aid to atlanta when she was taken as believe
she's being held captive by alongside the two syrian drivers well those other headlines on al jazeera martin dennis will have the news hour for you just on the thirty minutes coming up next though as witness thank you for watching. on counting the cost big on symbolism big on rational rate but what has brazil's president got to show for a country struggling to recover from a recession and his india's prime minister seeks another term we're asking has actually kept his election promises counting the cost on al-jazeera. the in. the in the in the in the in the in
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scene long. in the center of khartoum the sudanese capital is the uprising continues but many of the civilians fear the security forces could be preparing to break up their city in. fear and despair grips thousands of libyans displaced by the fighting close to the capital tripoli. french weapons used to target yemeni civilians a new claim by an investigation using secret intelligence documents and i'm peter simmons with all the sports with tiger woods celebrates a memorable masters when three years after his last major victory many are calling it sports greatest ever comeback. protector revolution that's the rallying cry of protests in sudan who feel their
job is still only half down they've been camping outside the military's headquarters in khartoum for two weeks now but they fear the security forces could be about to start breaking up their city now the protesters say they want the new military leaders to immediately hand over power to a civilian government the military council is asking political parties to agree on an independent figure who could be the interim prime minister meanwhile deposed president omar al bashir his close aides our had been out of he is now stepped down as the defense minister he briefly taken charge as the interim leader after bashir was removed in the coup last week. all right let's go now to our correspondent in the city in these capitol hill more than get the very latest so first of all bill we're seeing a live shot all the outside the army headquarters in central khartoum where people seem to be milling around fairly contentedly what is the situation because we hear
that some people are afraid that perhaps the security forces are about to start forcing them to to end this in. yes martin has been speaking to activists and people at the protest site in front of the army headquarters from the early hours of the morning and they're saying that the military is trying to remove the barricades now let's just go a few days back this barricade ten days ago was placed by protesters when they decided to stage a sit in in front of the army headquarters to demand that the army take a side again with them to side with them against president obama. regime and demand that he step down from power we know that it took about six days for it for that to finally happen but remember on the third and fourth day of the sit and security forces try to breach the barricades and try to disperse the protesters and fire at them before the military responded to protect the protesters so for the people in front of the army headquarters who plays the barricade there that barricade is
there to protect them and stop them from being dispersed by military forces or security forces now the army spokesman said in. yesterday after the meeting of the political of the military council with political parties and this is what he said about the protesters and they're sitting right now in front of the army at headquarters. we do not call for the removal of demonstrators by force in fact the reason we intervened in the first place was because force was used by the ousted regime but our call to everyone who is organizing the protests to bring life back to normalcy still stands having said that if we find people with weapons of course we have to bear the responsibility as get into wars of the state we can't allow that to take place in order to protect the protesters outside the army headquarters or anywhere in the land of sudan as long as the protesters are allowed to demonstrate we bear the responsibility of protecting them and won't allow any
third party to do so and so here but just remind us again then of what the exact situation is at the moment in the square outside the army headquarters. there is a bit of attention martin people are concerned that the military despite their promise not to use force to disperse them but this is exactly what happened there is saying that this means that their revolution is far from over their victory is not complete and they are planning to stay there and tell the military council and now it says that there will be a civilian government and a transit a civilian transitional government handed over that will be independent of course the military council and political parties met yesterday more meetings are expected in the coming days but there are concerns about how the transitional government will run the military council is for proposing that this transitional government should be under their supervision something the political parties are rejecting and people outside of the streets are saying that they're waiting for calls from the sudanese professional association not a political party but the body that has been spearheading the calls for protests
over the past four months now that that body is saying that the protests are far from over that unless the military council says that a civilian government is in place an independent government is in place and until the promise to abolish the national intelligence and security services and hold every single member of the previous regime accountable for the crimes then there are volution is far from over but at the moment martine the mood outside is a bit tense people are worried that the military will use force and they're saying that they will mount a move from in front of the army headquarters and till they hear that there is a civilian government in place that is independent. thank you very much indeed for the latest from two we're actually looking at the live picture as i introduce to you. jane whose name list on sudanese affairs and he's with me in doha watching these pictures live and it seems very much the correspondence is saying that the mood changed in that square outside the army headquarters. yes.
you know let us not forget that this happened during a very delicate process which. you know demands from the street and responses from the military council and some thomas the responses might. somehow be met with some sort of a welcome sometimes these responses are not very. welcome by the way i understand there's a ten there's a ten member team that is leading the negotiations i'm just wondering whether there is any danger of the there being fragmentation between the political parties on the one hand and the professional association on the other insofar as they don't seem to be singing from the same exactly the same hymn sheet at the moment yes i think the the situation why i am saying is that if they could because remember these
protests was led by this decision of the professionals but also backed by the political parties and there were several political groupings leading to this this moment they don't have a clear agreement on the way forward before they had an agreement on they don't want this the previous regime so that was a very clear but then the way forward is so many issues of disagreement and i think it's going to be a very delicate process my sense is that as long as the u.s. and the other people general people the public is there i think they're going to force them to come to some sort of. a consensus on the key issues which comes when it comes to what are the powers of the military council versus the powers of the civilian government who's going to lead the civilian government and who are they going to be the part of the government but also let that does not forget that the
transition period. should have a very clear idea of what exactly they should that needs to be addressed we are in a country that going through crisis that needs to be addressed we have conflicts in therefore in the nuba mountains in the blue nile we also need reforms of they looked at our system so there are so many issues that need to be it is going forward so this is what the transitional period needs to address the fundamental rutan branch reform of the country of the countries institutions but do you feel that perhaps the the uprising if you like in the end the uprising leaders you feel that this is just a negotiating position because it sounds at the moment they're not prepared to compromise on the makeup of this council and the military by contrast seems to be seems to be offering an awful lot of concessions yes i think that is. correct i think it's more about a negotiation position because in this process without some sort of agreement with
with that with the military council he cannot go move forward and the people outside also there are waiting to see this process remember sudan. when sued to transitions before and to fail to fall into a stable democracy at this time this is the third time the political class are under pressure to deliver something sustainable and this cannot be delivered without some sort of a negotiation and a look at agreeing on something that the military can back and this is video and so i thought before you made you made mention of those conflict areas there is areas like doubtful which have seen conflict for the nihil in twenty years how fall is the uprising reaching out to the people in these areas and what is their position on what's been going on in in the major cities while i'm in the when it comes to
the issues of darfur would remember that when the uprising started back in december all the armed groups supported the protest. however since saddest day when the removal of the former president we haven't seen clear statements for four from the rebel groups the guarding the the situation that unfolded since. thursday and this is the remains of one area of a trial and that. the military council and the put the opposition groups who are leading the civilian side needs to reach out to these armed groups in darfur in the blue nile in the noble mountains and involve them because this process has to be inclusive in order that whatever results out of this these groups needs to be part of it so that the country can enjoy some sort of stability otherwise if there are excluded at this estate they will have to then confront the new reality because once a government is installed in the next few weeks then they have to deal with the new
reality whether in that for a new or mountain or in the blue nile and i think it would be much better if they are included at this is stage because it is in the you really to be informed and they have to be part of salah al-din saying thank you very much and if you now to libya where a number of fighters loyal to the warlord tell if i have to have reportedly handed in their weapons and army vehicles to forces loyal to the other side to the u.n. backed government in tripoli the two sides have been fighting for control of the capital since earlier this month we go live now to mahmoud he's there in the libyan capital and said can you tell us any more then about these reports of defections and the handing over military equipment to the government of national court. well martin military commanders with the government of national accord saying.