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only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera. >> hello i'm lauren taylor. this is the newshour live from be london. coming up. i.s.i.l. attacks killing at least 20 soldiers. smart aid in syria providing food for millions of starving syrians. nepal opens makeshift classrooms for students a month after the earthquake. russia has travel bans on 89
are plorkses and politicians andpoliticians and military figures. >> fighters from islamic state of iraq and the levant have launched a string of attacks on iraqi military targets in anbar problems of. eight car bombs killed at least 20 soldiers. in a separate assault another 13 soldiers died if a rocket attack. the city has seen the heaviest fighting in the last weeks. imran khan has the story. >> i.s.i.l. once again using car bombs to devastating effect. now the iraqi security force ves ashave a problem.
don't have the kind of reconnaissance and intelligence to stop these suicide bombs in advance. some of the weapons they are using are ineffective against reinforced car bombs. this is something i.s.i.l. is becoming very good at. splitting iraqi forces in half and able to attack military bases as well as civilian and military targets. lisa stark what we're seeing is the shelling of habane average air base, where the majority of force he are based. that's not to say the iraqi security forces haven't had some successes. they have taken over towns and villages. after they clear them of i.s.i.l. fighters for this push into ramadi. this is he already attacking the north and east from outside. we have seefn seen an escalation of
the violence in the last 24 hours. >> joining us live in the studio on this day we are seeing a video that we are not showing for doesn'tcy doesn'tcy decency purposes. what is going on there? >> it has been going on for four or five years tens of thousands of casualties. i.s.i.s. or daesh has used this as a conscious policy to terrorize their enemies both locals and western powers intervening and also to attract an appeal to potential recruits. so savagery has been the tool of preference for i.s.i.s. and it has done a great deal for i.s.i.s. as you know. psychology is part of war. many cities and towns have
fallen to i.s.i.s. because basically, other syrian iraqi soldiers are terrified to fight. ramadi is the capital of anbar and ramadi fell to i.s.i.s. about ten days ago. the iraqi forces the odds were against i.s.i.s. 10 o1 yet i.s.i.s. was able to take over the city becauseto 1 yeti.s.i.s. took over. in many ways you are seeing the tip of the iceberg. in fact thousands of people have been killed beheaded crucified. we haven't seen the videos. many are doing same thing but they are not decelerating savagery. i.s.i.s. celebrates savagery, because savagery and violence is
inherent in its strategy. >> women being caught up this all this institutionalizing swam violence the brutalization of women and girls is central to ideology. it is not something that only happens in field of combat but spreading elsewhere as well. >> you ask me about vafnlgary andsavagery andbrutality. i.s.i.s. brags about it. it has sexually enslaved women in iraq, we are claiming that i.s.i.s. uses sexual violence again as a strategic tool. and basically in its own magazine it says we have the right and this is who we are. we will use sexual violence against our enemies in particular minorities. >> fall out in places like iraq
how do you stop that sort of cycle of violence? on the one hand if you interhe beinterveneintervene, you say hold on, where do you stop and if you don't intervene you condone something that is absolutely horrendous. >> we are not talking about the humanitarian cost, you are talking about the number of casualties in syria and iraq almost 300,000. and the nomples of norms of the international system, deeply embedded in what we call decency, voils violate the very premise on which civil society depends. civilians are paying the highest price. in fact in syria and iraq we are witnessing the greatest humanitarian traj since world
war ii. and this -- tragedy since world war two. lauren, what does the international community -- nothing. more condemnation but hardly no concrete actions to stop these humanitarian massacres and actions. >> thank you. armed group is taking control of key villages in syria. saran is strategically important because it leads on a route important. syrian activists say more than 25 civilians mostly women and children have been killed in a hospital in the even province of hasaknessa. the cause of the fire is not yet known. it happened while families were waiting to have their children vaccinated. syria's four year war has killed
more than 220,000 people as we were just hearing and the united nations are saying nearly 10 million people are going hungry. security access proves hard to help anyone. caroline malone reports. >> this urban farm is helping to provide food for a few of the many hungry people in syria. it was set up in an opposition part of aleppo months ago. others can buy into a cooperative that make a living off the farm. >> the aim of this project to provide food security for aleppo. a means of providing food during a blockade. >> they provide what they call smart aid. finding the most effective and impactful way to help syrians based on their requests. >> of course it creates food
security for syrians. it creates the food security and general life security for the people that we serve and that's why we are so passionate about giving this kind of smart aid. >> people without food in war zones are vulnerable not just to mall nutritionmalnutrition but to coalition exploitation.including duma and yarmouk and is only able to reach some people in hama idlib and aleppo. some people are so desperate to find food they resort to eating whatever is available like yarmouk, one of the places
blocked off from food supplies and aid. >> in syria what we are seeing is two type of tactics using food as a weapon of war. the parties are confist confiscate be the food and second they are interrupting the humanitarian aid. >> more than 4,000 people who need more food in this neighborhood alone. and at least with this project a growing number of people know where their next few mediums are coming from. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> in yemen there's been more heavy fighting between houthi rebels and progovernment forces in the southern yemen city of ta'izz. a saudi border guard has been killed and seven others wounded in shelling by houthi rebels.
saudi arabia has accused iran as the only country interfearing ininterfering in the affairs of the middle east. >> translator: the negative action he of iran, we look forward to a day when we can have norman lear relations with iran. this depends on how iran will behave and depends how iran will stop supporting terrorism and stop interfering in other countries' internal affairs. last ditch session in the senate of the u.s. to stop gak gab funding. putting an end on u.s. authorities carrying out surveillance tracking telephone calls, e-mails and business records. be shihab rattanzi is here.
>> we expect section 215 to expire at midnight tonight because under the senate rules unanimous consent it takes just one senator to prevent a vote on the alternative to section 215 the u.s.a. freedom act. senator rand paul, says he intends to prevent any vote from coming to the floor on the u.s.a. freedom act which supposedly addresses some of the immense surveillance of u.s. citizens metadata that we have been hearing about in the last few years unless there's a simple majority vote that is unlikely to be allowed. section 215 we are expecting to expire and then procedural measures later on, in a few days time on the freedom act once
again but tonight we do expect that symbolic ex prays of section.215, that prevents the dragnet of metadata. >> explain how big the issue will be if it does expire? >> repeating a line from the obama administration and republicans and hawks that terrorists are watching all of this very closely. john brennan the director of the cia was saying these sorts of tools were very useful in counterterrorism. there's no proof that three have been. 215 in a particular time period had almost no impact on counterterrorism investigations, this mass dragnet of metadata. congress after 9/11 many sed said
no, almost no difference. wasn't getting any results. so what people like rand paul and others are saying look, before we pass another act u.s.a. freedom act although it addresses some of the issues, still allows all sorts of other surveillance that americans are not aware of, their library book records, health records instant texts and so on, let's have a proper debate. one last thing though for our international audience. it's always important to emphasize this has nothing to do with the u.s. government snooping on your data. as far as the u.s. government is concerned it remains fair game, up to your government to protect you. and as far as edward snowden's revelations, more than anything governments help rather than hinder them. >> thank you. rnlshihab rattanzi.
is. >> on hunger strike for more than a year. israel prime minister is once again reiterated his support for a two state solution with palestine. benjamin netanyahu made the comments after meeting german chancellor in jerusalem. campaigning for elections in march. on sunday, netanyahu emphasized that palestine had to recognize be israel as a nation state in order for negotiations to resume. >> the conditions that will make two states for two people, a solution, don't seem to exist. but of course if the conditions change and an important part of the conditions is the willingness of the palestinians to isolate and relegitimize
was on board and has this update. >> the bodies were taken to the hospital where they will undergo an autopsy. none of them had any i.d. so it's very difficult for authorities here to contact their families back home. eventually they will be buried in one of the cemeteries around sicily. now investigators will also question the other migrants who were on that rubber dinghy to try oput the pieces together of what happened exactly. but as sad as this story is, it is the story of the hundreds of survivors, 400 alone on this ship that inspired so many migrants to take their chance across the mediterranean. we met one young lady from eritrea, it took her three years from the model she left her home land to when she touched land on
southern i.t. l. her name is salaam. this is her story. >> her journey started across the sea 4,000 kilometers away in eritrea. it took salaam nearly three years to reach the shores of europe. it is a world away from where we first met back in libya. it was a few weeks ago. salaam is the girl at the back in white and orange tense and silent there. there were no smiles at the time. >> translator: the prison was awful. we knew nothing. where we were for how long. i was thinking, all the time, what will i do? where will i go? how? i thought it was the end. the day you came to visit we were happy we were hoping you could get us out. but next day e they took us to tripoli. they put us in a building. we were not allowed out until we paid. when we got the money we paid
the sea smuggler $2,000 and he paid the guys at the prison and we left. first we walked in the sea. the water was up to my chest. then we got on a small boat. and then we reached the big boat. owners. >> translator: on her third day in italy by coincidence or perhaps by fate, we meet again on the sidewalk beside the reception center for newly arrived migrants. by side her other girls now travel companions. they met on the journey through the sahara desert. they gave each other courage then and now making their baby steps in europe salaam is pregnant. some are stilt in libya.
soon she will be on the move again. she wants to reach her cousin who is already in denmark. >> translator: i found europe just like i dreamt of it. my country is nice. if there was no war i would have stayed there. but there is no work. i still don't know how i will travel. there are other people. i might travel with them. then i will study first learn the language and then work. any job. whatever will give me some money. i have nothing now. but i am happy. i am out of libya. here i can walk around even sleep in the street. no one attacks you. here there is peace and safety. >> reporter: at the moment her most prized possession is this piece of paper filled with phone numbers along with lots of hope that her dream of a new life could finally come true.
now her story is one common to most of the migrants. they do arrive here exhausted. we saw some young men at a were so frail they had to be carried off this ship just behind me. now what happens next is also a big concern for them. yes, they are safe but very vulnerability. they are still illegal immigrants no money most will be out of italy in the next days or at the most weeks. they will go further north where they know someone or there are more job opportunities. how to get there is a big concern. they are atrade to get caught by authorities on their last leg of their journey and once they arrive there they will have to adapt to a whole new world whole new way of life, learn the language find jobs and as most of them say they will have to do that quickly because their families back home are completely indebted. >> european leaders have reacted
on imposing bans on other european union residents. simon mcgregor wood has more. >> reporter: the eu is calling it arbitrary and unjustified. the 89 are from over a dozen eu countries. some high profile others are less so. a big name in brussels cps soon to be policy minister to angela merkel. >> at a time when we're trying to defuse a persistent and dangerous conflict in the middle of europe this does not contribute towards that. >> reporter: nine brit brittans featured, now part of a liberal block from parliament, and from sweden head of its
national tax authority. >> translator: away we understand is it's some kind of response to the eu's own list but that one is transparent and above all it gives reason why some are on the list. >> reporter: russia's response a cold war styled retaliation and stems from travel bans on russians it holds responsible for destabilizing eastern ukraine. some notice the list concentrate on eu states, critical of the russian state. >> to put it in a nutshell by looking at this list and drawing a map you'll see the man of russia's friends and -- the map of russia's friend and opponents inside the european union so it's very selective actually. >> reporter: tensions remain
high russia is conducting large scale military movements on ukraine's border. gearing up for another round of fighting. russia admits there is another list for banned u.s. officials but that has yet to be published. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera. london. >> anna maria joins us live vie skype from sweden. thanks for being with us. when did you find out you were on the list? >> thursday. i have to say i'm proud to be on this list. it strengthens my commitment to stand firm at the side of the people in ukraine the fight for freedom and independence and peace in europe. >> having a look at it, are you any clearer why particular people would have been put on
it? >> as far as we members of the european parliament it is clear they try silence our voice. which means we will have to make our voice heard even more. and we intend to do that. attacking us is attacking the people we represent in europe. >> is this an attempt to exploit divisions within eu on how to actually deal with russia? >> well, this is a provocative defiant and retaliatory attitude that really is misplaced. at the time on the contrary we need dialogue and building trust ofully implement the minsk agreement for peace in ukraine. and of course, the kremlin is trying to divide us and that's why i hope this list somehow is going to be eye opening and will make us stand firm and ceunld whenunitedwhen at the end of the month the european council meets we
will have to continue to stand firm and united behind sanctions. >> on that point the explanation given by the russians or indirectly through an official was precisely why this was entered into, pure and simple against the sanction he campaign by several states of the european union. presumably they're not going to lift the sanctions against you until their own sanctions are lifted tit-for-tat situation. >> there is a bit difference. they are on sanction because they have invaded a country annexed part of it, broken international law. we are on this list because we speak our mind, express an opinion, freedom and democracy. a huge difference. russia has not contacted me at all. our risk is very much motivated by international law. >> will it make any difference
to you practically had you been planning any trips there? >> no. the difference we're going to join forces and stand stronger for acts against russia. we have initiated public hearings to know what's going on in donbas and understand luhansk. the message will be, there is no impunity in our world. the policy of satellite state sphere of influence changing border by force in europe is a policy of the past. that only brought war and instability.
so the kremlin has to turn this page. and then we are opening up arms for dialogue, partnership with be russia that respects international law. >> thank you very much indeed for taking the time to talk to us. still ahead on the newshour. the illegal tobacco trade that is costing lives and billions of dollars. >> and years later the damaged chernobyl nuclear reactor. and contador in the pink. pink.
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control of key villages north of aleppo, and sarwan is strategically important because it's on the road towards opposition strongholds. u.s. spy agency could be forced to shut down, allowing it to scoop up telephone information. expires midnight washington time stuck in a political impasse in the senate. schoolchildren have begun to return to classes in some parts of nepal. it's been a month since an earthquake killed more than 8,000 people, as harry fawcett reports, teachers are working hard to make lessons as normal as possible. >> it is a big day after 40 days, it's time to take out yumps,uniforms and remember how to tie a tie. >> i want to play board games
with my friends i want to hang out and find out what happened to their houses. >> reminders not to pack if there's another earthquake. >> i know they'll be safe at school but i'm still worried. my mind is not at ease today. >> their home was one of many to crumble in kathmandu. >> our school is safe. >> reporter: but their building has been declared safe. the teachers were taking no chances. earthquake drills practices even this, welcome chance for a laugh with friends. across nepal schools were marking an important day. here the principal welcomed his students far more than he was expecting and he offered reassurance, there was safety in the open, if the ground shook it would be like dancing. >> translator: their minds are full of fear but when they're in
school they become engaged in ive tasks liketasks like this. all of this is happening pretty much in the shadow of the original school building which is just over here. it was damaged in the quake. the contraction are visible but they're worse inside. that red sticker means it's condemned. the principal wants the government to act as quickly as as possible to bring it down to prevent any further damage to the children. 8500 schools across the country have been damaged beyond repair. many are not in prepared to put on lessons but it's important that they demonstrate the earthquake did not destroy the education their children deserve. harry fawcett, al jazeera nepal. >> john kerry hit a curb while
cycling in the alps. our correspondent rosalyn jordan has the latest from washington d.c. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of state john kerry broke his thigh on thursday. the secretary had finished a round of meetings with the iranian foreign minister, mohamed javad zarif however the secretary took advantage in this break in his schedule to get in some exercise. it happens that his right thigh bone which was broken in his fall is the same one -- is the same leg where he had a hip replacement several years ago. so the secretary of state is going to fly to boston on sunday evening to have his surgeon take a look at the leg break and find out the best way to help him
recover. the secretary of state will not be out of action for long. he will be taking part in a foreign minister meeting in paris regarding the ongoing issue of i.s.i.l. more than a month of violent unrest, in burundi at least 30 people have been killed in violent demonstrations after the president's announcing he will take part in a presidential election. unrest is top of the agenda. some children have been killed in burundi hawrms is haru mutasa is in bujumbura. >> reporter: he looks about 14 years old he should be in school. >> schools are closed, there is
only violence. >> opposition members in burundi have been protesting against president pier pierre nkurunziza' running for a third term. >> the children don't go to school. they don't eat enough anymore. they don't -- they participate unfortunately, in demonstrations and we have about five children less than 15 years who have been killed. >> reporter: despite the potential danger children are still on the street. sometimes children come out in the street because they're curious or they get excited 50 protest. but when the police open fire to disperse the protesters that's when children get hurt. when the protest started more than a month ago many schools in bujumbura closed. if this continues children won't
have the basic right to education. >> it is very important that children experiencing violence it is a real problem not only for now but for generations to come. this country mass suffered so -- has suffered so much we have the stop it. >> here is another group of angry protesters and another child is on the street on his homeown. parents have been told to keep their children in and out of the protesters. haru mutasa, al jazeera bujumbura. >> warning smokers to avoid cheap black market products. it's thought that smuggled tobacco is costing governments $31 million a year. the product kills 6 million people a year.
live from geneva, senior advisor on tobacco health for the world health organization. thank you very much for being with us. what is this illicit trade in tobacco how does it work? >> every year, we advocate for tobacco control policies to reduce consumption. as you mention 6 million people die due to tobacco use every year. this year the theme is on the elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products. the objective is to raise awareness how illicit trade impacts, especially youth and low income groups. also how government policies such as increasing tobacco taxes taxes, health warnings are alt on the mind of illicit tobacco products. part of the problem not part of the solution and finally the
need that the government and the occurrence need tocountries need to communicate amongst themselves. >> why focus particularly on illegal tobacco why not all tobacco given that it is such a threat to health, why not decide to do more about it, naturally make it illegal for instance? >> all tobacco products are harmful and every year we emphasize that. the focus on illicit tobacco has serious health consequences as well due to illicit trade and youth, start to school more and there is enough evidence around that. the pictorial warnings and other regulatory measures are no longer being enforced.
>> might wonder sorry to interrupt you but presumably the reason governments don't like this, they lose out on a lot of revenue and in some way the governments bfs having people continue smoking because they get the money from it. >> so not exactly true. the governments will definitely gain -- get their taxes because of the addictive nature of tobacco products and there is no loss of revenue which is happening as we recommend to governments to raise taxes in the short and medium run. the consumption levels of tobacco will go down over time and it doesn't lap overnight, it is a generational thing. >> thank you very much indeed for talking to us. scientists say more money is desperately needed to protect if
chernobyl nuclear plant pnl andrew simmons reports from chernobyl. >> looming over a town where no one lives anymore an arch dominates the skyline. although the structure is heralded as a feat of engineering, it has missed several deadlines and still is not finished. you have to walk a good distance back to take in its enormity. this is the biggest movable structure on earth. eventually it will be maneuvered slowly on rails to totally encase reactor number 4 the question is when that will happen. completion however is not the only issue. project manager says it's hardly
surprising the budget has been colossal with it being such a complex and hazardous challenge. >> we have huge amount of radioactive waste which we removed from this site, it was very dangerous. >> reporter: but the danger doesn't end there because there's no guarantee the concrete sarcophagus will keep doing its job. scientistssientsscientists who were assigned to be register the. >> like the rest of the town, it's abandoned.
50,000 people had lived here. now, it's the center of a nuclear seclusion zone. it all happened in a few minutes. one explosion then three decades as one of the world's most contaminated places. there isn't an end in sight. no one is sure how many lives were taken by chernobyl. more than 4,000 documented cases of terminal illness with thousands more expected. it is a town frozen in time, where an amusement park was about to open, no one got ouse it. 29 years on, it's spring and taking over everywhere, trees in bud that look like the only living things. there's stillness and silence. andrew simmons, al jazeera inside the chernobyl exclusion
zone. >> bosnian war anniversary. mark the atrocity by wearing white arm bands. on may the 31st, 1992, nonresidents were ordered to wear arm bands and many were taken out and killed. the victims still have not received official recognition of their situation. >> my whole family was shot women and children. my two-year-old nephew six-year-old daughter, all my other nephews wife, mother, 32 of my closest relatives were taken out and shot dead and their bodies were moved to an unknown location. >> china last reacted negatively to be the u.s.'s declaration of
be international neutrality in the south china sea. china has somewhere established an air defense zone. >> it will genetic on whether our security in the air and sea will be threatened and to what extent and comprehensive factors will be taken into qurgs. the consideration. peaceful and stable. there is no reason for people the play.this issue in the region. >> more than 2,000 couples have taken part in a mass wedding in gaza. the event was a commemoration of a vessel commemorating the blokd.
blockade. standing in the polls could put your life at risk. adam rainey reports. >> faces like these a common sight in mexico, those of relatives of the missing. they come every day to the restaurant across from chillapa city hall. authorities are unable or unwilling to tell them where their relatives are. be less than a week at least 14 young men were taken away. that number could be much higher because many families are just too afraid to report disappearances. bernardo has little left to lose. >> they've already taken my three sons and they can come for me too. we're not afraid of anyone. >> reporter: amidst this wave
of violence the elections just days away. campaigns are in the final stretch. millions are being spent on heavy security. across mexico 19 politicians have been killed in the run up to the vote. in chillapa two candidates were murdered one shot the other beheaded. this plaza was the gathering point, despite a raid around them where dozens of security force whoas did nothing to stop them and overlooking this plaza we have a campaign poster for the country's ruling candidate for player who was killed barrel barely a week before these candidates arrived in town. undeterred despite the deadly aspect of politics. >> our life has to go on. development of towns and cities can't be stopped.
>> reporter: jose dee arizona's brothers disappeared. >> reporter: governor isn't in charge behind him are the people who pull the strings they have the control. >> reporter: bernardo shares the pain missing family members and the same hopelessness. >> translator: politicians are used so they don't suffer from hunger as we do. we don't even earn $5 a day. there's no work, nothing. >> reporter: not a slogan for politicians but a sentiment felt by millions of people across mexico. adam rainey, al jazeera chillapa mexico.
right now... >> al jazeera america >> now for sport. >> the russian football union has displissed dismissed their president. voteout by delegates on sunday at a conference in moscow. the 59-year-old had faced fierce criticism over his running of the sport after a three year tenure. well russian football is in deep trouble financially with their debts approximated as $27 million. the outgoing president was
particularly criticized for signing national team coach fabio capello who went unpaid for seven months. racism has been a major issue with a series of clubs that punished over the last 18 months and then russia's 2018 world cup officials are investigating. arsenal has been celebrating with their fans after becoming the most successful team in f after cup history. dominant as they swept past aston villa. manager last won his sixth ta cup. >> it was a great feeling. obviously, we wanted to do well this year and win something else
and we managed to do that and get the same feeling as we did last year, you know it's just a great feeling you can see all the fans here today are in the numbers again even though it's a bit of rain but it's just fantastic for the club and for the supporters. >> the season has not stopped for chelsea. they are in a tour of europe and asia. they will meet sydney fc and most of the 83,000 expected on tuesday will be supporting the home team. the australians have already played totenham. >> we feel the responsibility to give them a very good experience and obviously to give them a good experience they are expecting us to play with our best team and best players which
is what we are trying to do. >> alberto contador, spaniard given the guard of hodge by his team on the final leg. the rider can put his success alongside his previous victory from 2008. the final stage won by belgian elio conta dfertiona. july's tour did he de france in the same year. >> roger federer aiming for his 18th french open. one set all. frenchman to enter the tournament the four teams 6-3 6-2, 6-7 6-3 to go to the
quarter finals. anna ivanovich first into the quarter finals, for the first time since her win in 2008. she won in three sets,en 19th seed. >> amazing really. and to be honest, coming into the tournament i didn't really expect that at all. but i really worked hard for each match and before the tournaments to reach a quarter final, it's just amazing. very proud the way i played in the third set. >> and tennis champion doris hart has died at the age of 89. became the first player in u.s. history, to play in all four
grand slam events in singles doubles and mixed doubles. one day at wiment wimbledon in 1961. at one point hart won six titles. zoren klipp, entered the final round with a two stroke lead but shot a five over 76 to finish tied with an english competitor and australia austrian competitor. suicide bomb attack that took place during the second day in lahor final match of dispab
way. zimbabwe. >> marquez fell fifth into the overall standing, five lapse remaining. yamyamaha's lorenz, finished second ended up third behind andrea ianoni. that's it for me lauren. >> that's it for me lauren taylor but julie mcdonald will be here in just a moment with a full bulletin of news, thanks for watching.
>> a deadly day for iraq, soldiers in their fight against i.s.i.l. in anbar eight suicide car bombs are used in a single attack. hello there i'm julie ann mcdonald. al jazeera live from london. coming up. millions of farmers are starving. one in syria homes to win the fight against hunger. african union calls for calm