tv Al Jazeera English News Bulletin LINKTV August 27, 2019 5:30pm-6:01pm PDT
>> bolsonaro rejects an offer of international aid to fight the amazon fires, accusing other nations of treating brazil like in colony. concern grows over the fires impact on the world atmosphere. ♪ this is "al jazeera," live from london. coming up, on opposing sides of the syrian conflict, turkey and russia agree to end the fighting in the stronghold. suit on military -- sudan's
since combating the fires. on sunday, it rained, which helped put out the fires. >> this is the beginning of the rainy season. they are dealing with what for them is a containable problem. >> people tend to see the problem with the lens that is offered to them. i think that we, here, right now, we are very used to the problem. it really does not look like a
problem, such a big problem right now. >> people come to the amazon region believing they can came the wilderness come -- tame the wilderness, can take control. from up here, it looks like the only way to tame the rain forest is to destroy it. "al jazeera." northwestern brazil. >> the manager of global forest cross-ice --he crisis in the amazon will bring more awareness to the importance of forests and their impact on climate change. >> i think it is great that the international community is interested in talking about this topic. for me, when i would like to is not just a focus about this one crisis in brazil but a aregnition that forests importance of a climate. tropical deforestation accounts for 8% of human caused carbon emissions and can be a big part of the solution as well. they get less than 3% of climate
change financing so i would like to see a bigger discussion about it. >> the presidents of turkey and russia discussed joint steps to ease tensions in idlib province. backmir putin and erdogan opposing sides. more from the outskirts of moscow, where the talks were held. fort was an unusual venue the hastily organized high-level meeting. syria'she situation in idlib province could be doganssed, erred on -- er was treated to a show of capabilities. they discussed the issue the turkish president really traveled to moscow for, the escalating violence in idlib,
calling it a humanitarian tragedy. promises.not make any showrrorists continue to russian -- shell russian bases did we hope the de-escalation zone will be a refuge and should not be a platform to make attacks. we want to normalize the situation in this region and in syria as a whole. injured earlier this month. of syrian forces is unacceptable. >> the publications by the regime have reached unacceptable levels. i would like to say that it is our right to self-defense and it leaves us no choice. we have to act to protect ourselves.
>> russia and turkey have been fighting on opposite sides of the war in syria, but the relationship has grown closer in recent years with increasing economic and military ties. visit, bothan's leaders could not stress how close their nations have become, and symbolizing this was a delivery the antimissile defense system on tuesday. despite the warm words, the focus was on differences in idlib. they want to make sure erdogan does not go home empty-handed. while erdogan might not have got what he wanted in idlib, his host made sure their friendship was in good shape. al jazeera, moscow. >> fujian and erdogan as -- putin and erdogan welcomed the creation of a safe zone in northern syria. critics of forces are withdrawing their fighters. the u.s. has backed the kurdish fdf in the fight against isil.
the turkish government calls the group a terrorists organization. bernard smith has more on turkey's role in syria's war. bernard: it was partly because of the challenge the turkish military now find the off with. it has a dozen observation post on what are supposed to be de-escalation zones in northwestern syria. one of those is marooned in syrian regime controlled territory because it was taken back in fighting last week. the syrian regime is pushing against other areas in this de-escalation zone and these observation posts risk falling back into territory under syrian control. erdogan wants to make sure those turkish soldiers are not threatened. a longer-term challenge for the turkish president is how much longer any need or want to keep his soldiers in his observation posts when what was at any escalation zone -- a de-escalation zone is now -- from theve pulled back
turkish border. up to 17 kilometers are pulling heavy weapons entry, but only from the countryside, not from the towns and. it is nothing close to what the turks were asking for. they wanted them at least 30 kilometers away from the order, but this is a u.s. brokered arrangement and it is something that turkey is going to have to live with for now. >> the nigerian government has been criticized for failing hundreds of girls and young women who were victims of human trafficking. a report by human rights watch revealed an unknown number of nigerian women have been forced into sexual wintry and sza labor. it found the victims, some of them in their teens, received little or no help despite their traumatic experiences and an existing system neither failed to help or sometimes breach victims rights. human rights watch recommended an overhaul of the country's support them and says nigeria's government had to do more to prevent trafficking. more from the nigerian capital. girlsdreds of nigerian
and young women are trapped in this dusty village on the border mali and ginny. some as young as 13 were forced into prostitution, torture, and lived in desperate conditions. they left home with promises of better life, but ended up as sex slaves. months after some of them were rescued, activist say the girls are fearing much -- very much better. -- fairing much better. >> many of the governments are lacking. some of them are locked up in government-run shelters. they are not allowed to leave. they are not allowed to communicate with their families, almost replicating some of the conditions they experienced. >> activists say victims of
human trafficking often think severe restrictions and lack basic needs on their return. social workers say many of the girls are finding it difficult to reintegrate because of stigma, but the bigger challenge is providing justice for them in a country already struggling with high unemployment among its young population. the nigerian government denied accusations by human rights watch. the girls have been denied their basic rights. is -- theire report imagination of the writers. the narratives fall below the in the operations of our shelters as well as the standard for our victim support and assistance. it is important to note that the agency observed all the world's best practices in victim handling as enshrined by the protocol. >> critics say the number of
programs run by the government and nongovernmental organizations can only take a fraction of those in need. they want to see more government action to address psychological, economic, and social needs of the victims of human trafficking, many of whom are worth into prostitution. with the economy struggling after a recent recession, relief could fill be a long way off for these young women. al jazeera, nigeria. >> plenty more still to come, including the historical dispute fueling a trade battle between two of the world's leading tech manufacturing nations. mp's that voted against no deal. >> the u.k. opposition leader launches a bid to prevent his country from leaving the european union without a deal.
♪ hello again, and welcome back. we have seen plenty of heat across parts of western australia over the last few days and i will continue as we go towards the midweek. well above average temperatures on one with a northeasterly breeze at 28 to keep you very dry as well, but that will change by the time you get to thursday. temperatures dropping eight to 20 degrees as your high. overnight lows into the little teens as well. it is going to be a nice day but cool. towards the east, brisbane only reaching to about 23 with clouds in the forecast. for the north and the south island of new zealand, we do think in the higher elevations, it is going to be a problem with snow. the christchurch, not looking too bad at 12 degrees.
winds as well as rain in the low elevations but in the higher elevations, we are going to be seeing some snow. christchurch, 16 degrees is your high. quickly across parts of japan, it will be rain across much of the region. all the way down here towards osaka. the rain will be heavy. we could localized thunder. seoul, a mostly cloudy day. 29 degrees. ♪ top stories on "al jazeera." in the past few minutes, brazil of years to have softened its stance on foreign aid to fight the is on fires. the presidential spokesperson saying they are happy to take money as long as they decide how it is used. it comes after president bolsonaro rejected an offer from the g7 countries. ,he turkish president, erdogan
has met vladimir putin near moscow. they discussed how to end the fighting in serious idlib -- syria'idlib province. a human rights watch report into trafficking in nigeria says government support for survivors of sexual slavery and forced physical labor is inadequate. it added that more needs to be done to prevent trafficking. torrential rain and floods have killed more than 60 people in sudan. hundreds of thousands have been forced to abandon their homes because of heavy flooding affecting most every state in the country. sudan's military has been deployed to help. or than 37,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged and more flash floods are acted. this update from north of the capital, khartoum. >> floods from the river, 50 kilometers from sudan's, capital, khartoum, have
displaced 200 families. 200,000 people have been affected by floodwaters nationwide. authorities say people have been killed due to flash floods and rain. houses have been destroyed. many houses have been submerged were completely collapsed due to rain waters and flooding. authorities say tens of thousands of houses have been destroyed. most of them in neighborhoods where people are low income. the people have largely left their homes and properties to a nearby camp and they say they are working on authorities to deliver aid as well as better living conditions. most of them do not have places to sleep as well as no electricity. they worry the flood will cause a health crisis. may have given them some attention. right now, the government is focused on the political development. they are trying to form an
executive council after an agreement is signed. they are concerned with the government focused on politics. >> a spokesperson for the taliban designation says talks with the u.s. are in their final stages. on monday, president donald trump said there was no timeline for reaching an agreement which could end the 18 year conflict in afghanistan. the taliban delegates told al jazeera a deal with close. had progress last time and this time. we are finalizing the remaining parts. it is finalized. >> which point is remaining? >> the last time. >> sources close to the lebanese group hezbollah say it is preparing a strike against israel after drones crushed in
beirut that it does not want anymore. -- a new war. the hezbollah leader described it as the first israeli attack in lebanon since a month-long war in 2006. benjamin mignon says he should be careful. -- benjamin netanyahu says he should be careful. -- unless all sanctions are lifted. the honey comments come a day said he was trump open to meeting the iranian leader. macron offered to facilitate discussions. insists washington must take the first step. more from tehran. rouhani took the opportunity to address some of the news coming out of the g7. he said he is willing to meet president rouhani if the
conditions are right. he reiterated that there will be no talks or negotiations friends as long -- negotiations as long as sanctions are in place. also since must be lifted that are illegitimate and cruel. iran referred to the sanctions and economic terrorism. the banking sector has been affected and e economy has also been affected. president rouhani said he did not see any positive development unless the united states changed the path it was on. that was very different from what president ronnie said yesterday -- president rouhani said yesterday. he said yesterday that if he had to attempt a meeting with someone to forward the iranian national cause and alleviate the people's problems, he would do that for the national interest. that seems to change overnight and that could be because of the supreme leader who decides all major policy directions.
that iran the past will not sit down with the united states as long as the sanctions are in place. he called it don't poison, saying you are essentially sitting down with the very people that are making you suffer. there has been a change overnight and iran is reiterating its position that there are no talks, no negotiations, as long as the u.s. engines are in place -- sanctions are in place. >> u.k. opposition parties have agreed to work together to find a way to legislate against a no deal brexit. they have not ruled out using a profit and throat to bring down -- confidence vote to bring down boris johnson. parliament returns from its summer break next week and jeremy corbyn has been contacting mp's of all parties to drum up support. mp's that voted to ask them if they will recognize the importance next week of
supporting a legislative approach to ensure we do not crash out with all the problems that will create. >> war from the houses of parliament. >> -- more from the houses of parliament. >> the main criticism of the , peoplexit, pro remain is that there have been far to much time bickering with each other and not enough time coming up with some joint position on how to oppose and defeat exit, but eventually at this point at the end of the summer, with parliament starting next week, it suggests they are behaving in a united way. they are holding a no-confidence vote. his government is on the ground that they could not win because there are not enough conservatives to support a position because that would make it look like they are in the pockets of jeremy corbyn, the labor party leader. they said they will legislate against a no deal brexit and
forced a delay in the process so the u.k. does not end up leaving on october 31, which is what boris johnson has absolutely will will happen -- vowed happen. the main calendar date is around september 9. when parliament debates issues to do with northern ireland. it looks like they will try to onto force that delay to no deal. it is one thing saying they will do that. it is another actually being able to do it. as we thought earlier, parliament voted repeatedly against no deal. they could not find anything else to vote for, so the next thing the opposition parties have to do is think of something else that replaces a no deal brexit which commands a majority inside parliament. otherwise, the threat of no deal remains on the table. at this point, you would be a fool to rollout a national -- rule out a national election
because it would be the only way to break the deadlock. >> the indian government is easing some restrictions put in place in the kashmir region. oft is not helping many those in the region who are ill or injured. reports from the city of -- in kashmir. topeople who are traveling get medical treatment in any condition and by any means, no matter how difficult. abdul has patients, to come in two or three times a week for dialysis, but getting through the security restrictions imposed since august 5 have made that difficult. i have a bad kidney. they say, sure. how? -- they say, show us. help? in the seven years i have come for treatment, it has never been like this before. >> even medical staff say they have trouble getting to work. we faced difficulties.
>> indiana authorities say while restrictions have been difficult, they are necessary to prevent violence, but those selling medicine say, with disruptions to internet services, they have not been able to place new orders in weeks. >> [indiscernible] >> several protesters have been injured in clashes with security forces but few are going to hospitals for treatment. medical staff told us they have been ordered to report anyone with pellet gun injuries to authorities. many protesters are avoiding hospitals. some of the most serious injuries have been inflicted on those caught in the middle. two weeks ago, he was struck in marble thronelass by security forces when they were heading home on her uncles
motorcycle. >> it is horrible. she is six years old. everyone was going smoothly. >> it is still difficult for her to see properly. the security forces and neighbors have offered to pay for her treatment, but it could take up to 10 months before doctors can attempt surgery on her. many patients say they do not know when the lockdown will end, for now they will try to get the medical help they need anyway they can. "al jazeera." indian administered kashmir. has removed south korea from its list of preferred trading partners. the dispute is threatening to stir up many decades of animosity and destabilize security in the region. has more from seoul. rob: this worsening tit-for-tat has taken relations between the two neighbors to their lowest point in recent history.
with japan now following through on its threat to remove south korea from the list of preferential trade partners. it will restrict the export of materials and components for south korea's high-tech manufacturing. denials, it is thought to be in retaliation for ofourt ruling in favor victims of forced labor used by japanese companies during world war ii. at the factory, they gave us half a piece of bread to eat. we were so hungry. we ate grass. we lost out here. we were slaves. >> south korea has just commemorated the end of the second world war. comfort women were forced to work in brothels for the japanese army. this trade dispute has stirred up decades-old animosities between the two former adversaries. issues that is
in the path that needs to be corrected today. teach our children what not to do from the past. simple. crowds atrawing big movie cinemas, the film told the story of korean freedom fighters resisting the occupation by japanese troops. many south koreans believe japan has never fully apologized for atrocities committed during its occupation of the korean peninsula and the first half of the last century. japan said the matter was settled by an agreement in 1965, and it is time to move on. destabilizing a effect on security cooperation, with south korea pulling out of an intelligence sharing up toent with japan set counter the nuclear and missile threats from north korea. it comes as pyongyang and his
donald trump: i'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. we don't want 'em here. lara kiswani: there's a stigma of arab people, muslim people in this country designed to perpetuate and justify the war on terror, and that's what a lot of arabs and muslims are facing today, sort of a really undignified struggle to just live. dr. ramzi salti: it takes courage to be able to stand up to racism, turn it into a positive moment a moment of learning where you actually use that moment to educate, to let people know about the rich diversity of your culture. lamees dahbour: we want our community, like, san francisco