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it was growing full time for them to regain control of their lives is when the boys returned to live. and uninterrupted discussions. from our london broadcast center. on al-jazeera. a lifeline for syrians in desperate need aid groups concerned and after the un security council agrees to leave only one border crossing open. hello i'm sam is a band this is our just life from also coming out a higher than expected turnout in hong kong told to choose pro-democracy candidates
for september's main election. mollies president makes major concessions to the opposition demanding he steps down. and counterfeit cash in libya we'll have the latest on attempts by the wards of the for half the to fund his attacks. let's begin with the u.n. security council decision that could severely affect 4000000 syrians living in rebel held territory members have agreed on a compromise that will allow only one border with turkey to remain open for a deliveries a groups a deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid the deal was made after russia backed by china pushed to shut down a 2nd crossing across the entire country more than 11000000 people rely on humanitarian aid the conflict does lead to a vast. numbers of people living in camps after being forced from their homes
demand for assistance has been rising steadily a record of more than 1700 trucks cross the syrian border and make carrying u.n. aid the most since the war began and the spread of coronavirus could make things even worse so over $100.00 cases have been detected but aid groups warn this could be much higher since testing is extremely limited and diplomatic editor james bays reports from u.n. headquarters in new york a security council resolution on delivery of aid into syria is finally passed the result of the voting is as follows 12 votes in favor no votes against and 3 abstentions but this was not what 13 out of 15 council members wanted only one border crossing bubble how one can
now be used to deliver aid after china and russia use their veto power in recent days to block other options this resolution is not what the united states and a majority of the council fought for and you can certainly far short of what the syrian people. and discern. russia's deputy ambassador was competent at the hypocrisy and double standards of our western colleagues at the unprecedented crisis you were in the negotiations they were ready to jeopardise growth but the mechanism but to delete messages on unilateral sanctions and increasing the role of crossland illiterates that received this reply that if dimitri is concerned about hypocrisy he probably should not use the words that he merits and i know you should not be politicized because that is exactly what russia has done throughout this process and shamefully continues to do the bab al salam
crossing the no clothes also a lifeline for about half a 1000000 children in the area according to unicef a fact seized upon by germany's ambassador these 500000 children will wake up tomorrow morning and realize that we have let them down our germany and belgium have been in charge of trying to negotiate ambassador said he was aware his chinese and russian colleagues were taking instructions from their capitals but he had this message for those in charge didn't tell them that the german ambassador asked are those people who gave the instructions to give the instructions to cut out the 8 of 500000 children if they are ready to look into the mirror tomorrow in nearly a decade of conflict in syria repeatedly starvation has been used as a weapon of war and increasingly humanitarian aid has been politicized what we've seen here in the last week may well be another episode in the international
community's response to the syrian crisis that history will judge badly james pays al-jazeera at the united nations. has more on what's at stake with the loss of one of the turkish border crossings. him is the the almost 1000000 civilians who live in areas like of green like. green all the areas on the border with turkey and jobless will have no access to aid and food they will have to wait for aid to go all the way from. to travel east to worse those areas the people who were pushed by the syrian government during its last offensive to take over the oscars of aleppo and who had nowhere to go except for those areas they will be now severely compromised while this is going to be a critical situation for the syrian opposition just back in february we have to
remind our viewers that when the syrian government backed by russia most a major offensive to take over there are scores of aleppo and what happened is that basically millions of people had no way to go except the area of the border area with turkey they were stranded they were waiting for days and days with the temper so was dropping below 0 for 8 to arrive and aid was trickling down very slowly and civilly years died because of that suffering this explains why the united nations humanitarian chief was saying basically that denying another border crossing is going to cause going to cause death and suffering for the syrian opposition and for the syrian people and syria's are now pretty much concerned because they know that with only one course a border. border crossing which is burble how remaining the only lifeline for the millions of people stranded inside syria this could be extremely delicate situation . i mean is save the children's advocacy and media director for syria he
says displaced people are being forced to do anything they can to survive. the situation is quiet diane is so complicated this point you don't even know where to start explaining to people what happened additionally. the northern city had about 1000000 people and 1500000 people living in it now we're seeing 4000000 people which means in the last last 9 years i don't there were more than 2500000 people who've been displaced into the area if you just look at the last year alone this is only 2019 there with the major escalation of the conflict in april in june and lastly in december 2020 that so another more than a 1000000 people get displaced another one some families we talked to have been that long away from conflict with everything they own which is up and about to talk if anything and we're talking about mattresses and just something to survive for 10 times we need families were doing that at the counter survive we met 3 children who were living their parents had died in the escalation of conflict they were living
in an abandoned car these are the people we're talking about and all of the absolutely 4000000 people who live there more than 2000000 of them are children under the age of 18 these children have nothing to do with what's happening in the only trying to get to school to go to to do anything the kind of the lot and then we saw the security council coming in saying one border crossing is enough for n.g.o.s to help all of these people because potentially there's there's work that can be done with you and then hong kong voter turnout for primary polls held by pro-democracy parties has been higher than expected the results will decide candidates to run for legislative council elections in september that vote will be the 1st since beijing imposes its new national security laws earlier this month and holland spoke to geoffrey andrews the 1st ever minority democratic candidate to run for the legislative council. i want to ask you you've chosen a very curious time to make your debut particularly with the democratic camp in the
back on the back foot and also the fact that the national security law has been imposed why now well i always ask myself when when then when is the best time of 5 years ago i don't think minorities had much of a say in society i think the social unrest a lot of minorities came out like ourselves we did this fantastic water distribution outside chungking mansions which in hong kong we now call the we connect moment so i thought to myself it's time now to be part of this political structure because we're not having a voice in this direction you know you're always seeing national security law national anthem law hong kong's education system but then you don't already see if the minorities be part of a forget of the miners ex-pats or vulnerable groups so i told myself it's time to force the issue about hong kong as an international city is a truly a diversity with diverse voices so that's what i'm doing but i must say you're coming from a point of disadvantage the area your combat competing against or that your other
candidates are far more established than you there are 9 candidates all together in your area can you tell us why this is important why you decided to run in that area particularly because you really are at a disadvantage it is a huge disadvantage i mean i'm running up against heavyweights like claudia moe jimmy and sonny but you know cullen west is so dynamic it's the poorest district in hong kong. mali's president has promised to form a national unity government and dissolve the constitutional court several people have been killed during weeks of anti-government protests in the worst civil unrest . shall about us for forts. in bamako a solemn feel well for protesters they can see say the 30 year old was killed on friday his family says he was shot in front of mali's national assembly. they say he was the 1st of 4 people killed after anti-government protests turned violent.
his mother was sick already when we broke the news to her she had a seizure the neighbors came out and we comforted her with words from islam. thousands of people gathered for friday's protests the 3rd since. they pushed their way into the grounds of parliament and the national television station then tires and barricaded roads in the capital police responded with tear gas. gunfire was heard 60 people were arrested. the protesters returned on saturday but in smaller numbers. their anger is directed at president abraham. demonstrations began in june after mali's constitutional court overturned election results and evolved to include frustrations over the economy and they'd corruption and insecurity from groups. repression reinforces our determination and we will continue with our watch until the end of the regime of ip case which today is
a cancer for mali on saturday evening case he responded in a televised address. to continue to do privilege and i will continue to favor dialogue with all the active forces of the nation for the establishment of a consensual government team composed of republican and patriotic groups and not the break is an demolishes of the country molly deserves basic than that. he promised to dissolve the court at the heart of the disputed election results hold re-elections in contested areas and form a national unity government next week they're an important 1st step. and i think the idea is that the president is going to join with the opposition and have hopefully real dialogue. and and hopefully this will take place under the eyes of eco wasse the regional group that i think can actually help make sure that this
moves forward smoothly. no opposition had earlier rejected kate his offer to reform the constitutional court and demanded the dissolution of parliament following friday's embraced 3 of their leaders were arrested and they had cooled his range and it's unclear where the president has his concessions will satisfy them and stop these scenes repeating. the ballasts al-jazeera. pastor ahead of al-jazeera the u.k. plans on all $900000000.00 boost to its border security as it prepares for life after briggs its president are trying finally puts on a mask as the u.s. registers another record high number of covert 19 infections.
hello the rain is still in the 4 calls across much of china but also across japan and you can see these massive cloud his steaming towards the korean peninsula and then also as and that's on monday is where we're going to see some of the heaviest rain but it'll work its way across towards western japan so again across into home she some very heavy downpours overall that continues to be the central areas of china but not as heavy on monday however as a go into tuesday it will likely increase again you can see the dark blue areas the yellow areas indicating where the heaviest rain will base so we'll hand on that towards shanghai it's a clearing picture across the korean peninsula but it's a very wet day generate throughout much of central japan so again some very heavy downpours and home show you not is having his share because any rain really not welcome at this stage now across into into the monsoon rains here they have also been bringing some flooding but to kill into the northeast you can see here in the streets we've got to oversee several centimeters of water but there's plenty of very heavy rain again on monday particularly again through nepal and across into
bhutan assam as well and then really pushing down into bangladesh but really extending throughout much of india some heaviest spells as well further towards the south and choose day we'll see more of the same particularly across the northeast and widespread showers across the. but. an image can change the way we see the wu if we had not seen this week with me talking about it it can spark mass action or serve the interests of the powerful he created this longing for a follow opportunity that can obscure the truth this is a legitimate news story but this is a play on the talking points were pretty identical it can forge narratives or rewrite through the listening post gives you the full picture on a. i'm
back here watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines now aid groups say they're deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey and turnout has been higher than expected in hong kong's primary polls being held by pro-democracy parties the vote will decide which candidates run in legislative council elections in september. president has promised to form a national unity government and dissolve the constitutional court. is attempting to address issues raised by protesters who want him to resign. billions of dollars of
banknotes printed in russia are being widely circulated in libya the internationally recognized government in tripoli says the rival dinars to the central bank's currency are counterfeit some libyans are refusing to accept the new dinars because the currency is funding the wall of trade for half the military campaign trail reports from the former rebel stronghold of misrata more than a $1000000000.00 worth of new libyan bank notes found in 2 shipping containers a couple of months ago were yet another sign of russia's influence in libya the cash on the mediterranean island of malta was only from the printed words from moscow to leave the have to use forces in the eastern libya the us government welcomed the seizure so in the alternative dinora notes were counterfeit lubin currency printed by a russian state on company and or ruled by an illegitimate parallel into teaching. it's 4 years since the parallel central bank in eastern libya controlled by hunter
began printing billions of its due north and russia a look and feel almost exactly like the official currency from libya's internationally recognized central bank in tripoli they've been circulated in most cities across western libya except misrata known as libya's economic. have 2 years accused of using the banknotes to fund his failed military campaign to capture tripoli. we saw the head of the east and central bank said the priority is to fund the war in tripoli these counterfeit notes were used to pay fight his and of course inflation and the value of the libyan do not to decrease business owners and residents say while their sons are fighting on the front lines they can play their part in the fight against have to by boycotting the banknotes. these notes are counterfeit that recognize central bank in tripoli has refused them so business people in misrata refuse to accept it but. have to use this money to destroy al capital refusing to deal with it is how we as businessmen
a protest by eating in the fight against them. russian support has been seen as further escalate in the libyan crisis creating poor little institutions to the central brink in national oil corporation russian mercenaries from the crimean backed working group have been seen in europe libya's largest oil field leaders in tripoli so the house of representatives in the east has taken out loans of $21000000000.00 to fund have to bid to take control of libya economic experts say there are over 8000000000 dollars worth of these russian notes in circulation the impact on the economy is likely to be felt for years to come now a trainer al-jazeera misrata. investigators in iran are blaming the accidental downing of a ukrainian airliner on a misaligned missile battery and lack of communication with commanders 176 people were killed when flight 752 was shot down by the military near to her and in
january iran initially denied the plane had been hit but later admitted it was shot down by mistake western leaders have repeatedly called for a full and transparent investigation thousands of israelis have protested in tel aviv angry over their government's handling of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic demonstrators say aid packages have been delayed and are insufficient israel reimposed tight restrictions earlier this week after infections increased. the united kingdom is planning a multi-million dollar boost to improve its border security following breaks it the government's announced a $900000000.00 funding package says will create new border control posts and increase the border for staff by $500.00 the u.k. leaves the e.u. customs union at the end of the year move parker has the details from london.
this is all about refocusing the attention back on bricks in the u.k. government's plans for what will happen after the u.k. leaves the single market and the customs union of course an awful lot of focus and attention has been elsewhere as the country has dealt with the economic turmoil surrounding kovac 19 also the u.k. is weeks away from trying to finalize a trade deal with the e.u. that's meant to be in place by july but the british government's made it pretty clear that it's willing to plow ahead with its brakes it plans with or without a trade deal in place so these announcements are important to be able to show the e.u. that it's serious about moving ahead with the country's breaks it plans which is why the country has earmarked $900000000.00 to help bolster the country's borders hundreds of new border guards will be hired new facilities will be established a little bit further inland 4 major ports are like dover to avoid trucks from being
snarled at the border a new i.t. system will be in place as well all of this will be phased in over a period of 6 months at the start of next year but there are concerns that because if they say phasing in approach it will lead to exploitation by the likes of smugglers it could also potentially lead to trade disputes all of which will need to be resolved before this new scheme is fully in place conversely the e.u. n. tends to introduce its side of the arrangement by changing border arrangements that from the 1st of january next year. bollywood star child and his daughter in law. but child have both tested positive for covert 1977 year old dancer is being treated in hospital but chan has acted in more than $200.00 films over 5 decades his son and his granddaughter also tested positive india had reported another
record number of daily infections sunday with more than 28000 cases it's the 3rd worst affected nation after the us in brazil when the african families who depend on money sent home by relatives working abroad are struggling now to pay for food and rent virus lockdowns of caused mass unemployment and stopped billions of dollars in remittances reports from kenya. us monday learning a refugee from somalia has been living in the kenyan capital nairobi for the past 17 years. with no access to employment the father of 9 children has always depended on money sent by friends and relatives to feed his family and pay other expenses he says he hasn't received any money for the past 3 months. refugees and a lot of different we have some relatives. who are already in the u.s.
and canada and u.k. so the used it to send out something. unfinished sometimes 3 months his situation is similar for many of the families was present in his walk in other parts of africa giulia of the book a mother of 2 is visiting a money transfer office for the 1st time in 3 months. my husband is a trader in south sudan and was forced to close his business he hasn't been able to send us any money since march we've been forced to live off our meagre savings before the outbreak of the koran of violence bungholes like this one will be full of customers eagerly waiting to collect funds sent by their letters of broad now they're few and far between lockdown measures adopted in many countries have led to job losses for migrants and consequently a reduction in remittances. funds sent home by migrants from subside enough like a group tenfold from 4800000000 in 2000 to 48000000000 in
2018. but the world bank predicts a 23 percent fall this year in international remittances to africa because of the covered $1000.00 pandemic that will have implications for the economy so major to spend countries most of the middle income countries depend on remittances so if we can't have remittances being transferred to these countries it's becoming increasingly challenging and this was attending impact with development in countries such as somalia where there are no reliable banking services airport closures and flight cancellations of medical systems remittances have been more difficult. workers at these money transfer company which operates in that list for to control in africa according on global financial institutions and governments to intervene an issue that continued flow of remittances how many other well just it will be can. as the pandemic sweeps through latin america governments are
struggling to contain the spread of the virus in bolivia a new wave of infections is threatening to overwhelm the country's already fragile health care system several politicians including interim president janine and errors have tested positive the united states has recorded another daily high of new code with 19 infections more than 66500 cases were confirmed on saturday meanwhile president donald trump has worn a mask publicly for the 1st time since the outbreak began i think ohio reports from maryland. this indian lives than many health experts have been hoping and waiting for the u.s. president some need a message to his supporters that it's ok to wear a mask for many not doing so is a kind of political statement but before leaving for a visit to this military hospital he sent a different message with his words when your hospital especially of that particular
setting where you don't do a lot of older people that just got off the operating table i think it's a great degree where i got to have a pretty good bet but i do believe that by the time and. far from the universal endorsement that might make his supporters change their habits in many of the states hardest hit masks are not mandatory and the numbers of people being tested for and dying from the corona virus are climbing quickly in florida another day of record cases but despite the figures disney world reopened there with restrictions and smaller crowds masks are mandated inside the park but not in this state and the republican governor is not promising any changes soon we really believe that you know those in that 65 enough age group are at the increased risk and we're continuing to advise them to talk to limit close contact outside the home and to
avoid crowds armies which as much as possible in another hard hit state louisiana the democratic governor has closed bars and mandated mess. so it's become clear to me especially ash after the numbers that we saw yesterday that our current restrictions are not enough. people that we've been making to the people of louisiana to do better abiding by those restrictions and doing better complying with our mitigation measures just have not produced the results that we had hoped for and the results that we need pretty much across the board the experts all agree the easiest the cheapest way to make sure the virus doesn't spread out of control to make sure hospitals like the one behind me don't become overwhelmed just to wear a mask but once again the u.s. president is sending a message to his followers with his words that they don't necessarily need to follow the advice of the experts had to call him al jazeera maryland. now the
president trump has commuted the prison sentence of his longtime advisor ra just stone the man who led the russian investigation is defending his work for must pressure all council has made his 1st public comments in nearly a year erosive had in the washington post and it's he says stone remains a convicted felon and rightly so despite the gag house in jail free card stone was found guilty of witness tampering lying to congress and obstructing a rational investigation. puerto ricans are demanding the removal of all symbols commemorating colonialism protesters wearing indigenous clothes demanded the statue of christopher columbus be taken down along with their morals to other colonizers they want the right to rename the city squares and streets in the u.s. territory puerto rico is one of many places witnessing movements to disown the
colonial past. we were already a free and sovereign nation with the government our own culture and religion at one point they were interrupted by colonialism we recognize that history but we don't have to continue and bracing the idea that our colonisers have to be elevated and israel there are no stitchers of hitler because of the genocide we have stitches in one ponce de leon and christopher columbus and that does not make any scene we are requesting them to be removed tens of millions of people are facing the most severe flooding in the years in the southern regions of china the government in the province of jang she has issued its highest flood warning as a large lake edges closer to overflowing in guangxi province there are fears the river could also overflow amid heavy rainfall nearly 34000000 people have been affected.
and let's take you through some of the headlines here now just now a group say they're deeply concerned over restrictions on the flow of aid into syria the un security council agreed on friday to a compromise that leaves only one border crossing with turkey open our correspondent says a border issue earlier in the air left to me and displaced people stranded in freezing conditions and slow deliveries. now this civilly as we'll be denied another border crossing which is berber salem which means that all the aid has to go all the way through babel who are which is all the border with the with the province of idlib and then move east worse towards job loss and 3 of the us where you have almost more than a 1000000 civilian the civilians stranded in those areas it's going to be a mammoth task for the civilians for the syrian opposition and for the international community turned out has been higher than expected in hong kong's
primary polls being held by pro-democracy parties the vote will decide which candidates run in legislative council elections in september malise president has promised to form a national unity government in dissolve the constitutional court ibrahim backer kater is attempting to address issues raised by protesters who want him to resign. the united kingdom is planning a multi $1000000.00 boost to improve its border security following brags that the government's announced a $900000000.00 funding package it says will create new border control posts and increase the border for staff by 500 hollywood star child and his daughter in law. child have both tested positive for cope with 1977 year old actor is being treated in hospital his son was shaken his granddaughter also tested positive it's inside story now.
a cathedral 1st that a mosque and later a museum now istanbul's landmark hagia sophia is being reconverted back into a mosque but is this an act of religious significance or political narrow minded yes this is inside story. hello welcome to the program i'm adrian finighan one of the world's most famous landmarks the hagia sophia museum in istanbul has been tun back into