shot dead while carrying out a coordinated shooting and stabbing attack in coordination to jerusalem's old city. and south africa's president agrees to pay back some of the $18 million spent to update his home. >> neymar returns to the pitch, and details of the copa del rey match coming up. >> talks have been paused in geneva. they're due to resume 25th of february.
the opposition leader said there will not b--they will not return unless there are changes on the ground. this is how they announced the pause in these talks. >> a temperature awar temporary pause. they said there is not a failure in the talks. they came and they stayed. >> shortly after that announcement the head of the syrian government delegation accused the opposition to bough to go pressure from saudi arabia, qatar and turkey to pull out of the talks. the opposition feelings to the u.n. envoy indicate they were
not serious about the negotiation. >> the decision was made. when they arrived they did not meet in geneva palace. they asked to see them in their hotel. since the beginning they started talk but there is a humanitarian crisis. from there they went on to attack our russian friends and joint opposite ration against terrorists and start spreading rumors and propaganda. >> in the last half hour the syrian opposition said that they will not return to talks until it's humanitarian demands have been met. the group will only talk about a cease-fire when there is a transition without president assad. >> someone who wants a political solution and wants negotiations wouldn't carry out these kinds of attacks on people there and let them staff to death. we know the regime really drove
the negotiations in geneva to a failure, and they'll do it again in the political process. we came to geneva, and we're keen to make it a success and prove that they were serious about it, but it seems he doesn't want it to be a success. >> our diplomatic editor james bays is live in geneva. he's bee been at the talks. they've been saying that thi saying that these negotiations have not failed. but i think people will be saying for now it's a failure unless he can get things going and working in a different way. clearly the things that has caused this problem is the fact that the opposition was persuaded to come here with appearances that there would be positive developments on the
ground. and in fact, what happened the exact opposite. remember, russia is supposed to be one of the international players who are the sponsor of this conference, yet they were bombing some of the part other members of the same parties participating in these talks. let's talk a little further about all of this first, you must be disappointed by the way this has all ended? >> yes, we came here with a good-faith to save syria and to save the syrian people after all the assurances and reassurances we have given, the reassurance written and verbal, plus mr. ban ki-moon and others, we really came here with good will with a hope to at least implement the humanitarian measurements we
came to geneva, all that we hear are negative messages. plus unprecedented escalation underground from the syrian regime forces and from the russians themselves, as you said, they're supposed to be one of the sponsors of these geneva talks, and here we see them as the criminal, i've never seen any negotiation in the world where someone is the judge and at the same time he is the criminal or the person who is committing mistakes. and he wants to make a judge on his own mistakes. this is unprecedented. 300--252-barrel of tnt alone on the day that we arrive to gene geneva. we can hardly get the people
medicine, food, and medical aid. we should not consider this a failure. we came with a positive attitude. we were working, we were ready, we were strong, we were confident that the right is on our side. however, however, one hand does not clap alone. we need the assistance, specif specifically, and we were frank when we met. we asked if they could pressure the russian bombardment. they said no. we said to other friends and ambassadors, can you pressure the bombardments? they said no. what do you expect from us? to go under the people.
>> that's a great question. and yes, the u.s. has to stop the u.s. has to step forward if they're really a true broker or a true sponsor of geneva. to do something to stop the russians to say that you are the one putting oil on fire. you are the one putting the wheels--sticks on the wheels of this political or discussion or talks. they have to act in a strong way against the russians. and they should be backed by the international community. we just heard the statement from the british, and they were very clear about it. what the russians are doing could be considered as a crime, war crimes. they're committing war crimes. at the same time they want to sponsor a peace deal. how could that happen on the ground? how could logically that
happened on the ground? our position here. we welcome, we did what we can do. the ball is in their court. they will be meeting on the, and they said they'll go back to the security double and they will discuss with other allies. because what the russians did and regime did was an insult. we're not surprised. we've been under this pressure an bombardment for the past five years. we're holding still. the surprise is that this is a true, a true irresponsible and unprofessional if i want to put it this way, unprofessional message that delivered that they're not serious. we're not serious about making this a success. as i say, to put obstacles in this negotiation process. i would clarify we didn't start the negotiation yet.
we started in talks. but we were hoping, praying, and pushing forward that would lead to a serious negotiation for full political transitional solution. however, i would not say that i'm surprised. i'm frustrated from all that the word we're getting from friends and allies. we said please translate your words into action. the ball is in your court. let us see what you will do. >> thank you very much for joining us on al jazeera. and i think that you hear, felicity, the frustration of those who came here, hoping that this could proceed to something close to peace talks eventually over a six-month period, and certainly could perhaps at the beginning lead to ending some of the suffering on the ground. but right now everything is on pause. >> james bays, live in geneva. thanks, james. so no diplomatic break through in geneva, but there has been a
military one for government forces and their allies in syria. they've been capturing ground as they circle the mainly opposition-held city of aleppo with the support of extensive russian airstrikes they take out on thursday. now they've broken through rebel-held territory north of aleppo to reach the pro government villages. that will allow the syrian military to cut off rebel roots and stop reinforcements from getting through. they have more on the border between syria and turkey. >> opposition fighters made their last stand, but they face difficulties confronting what commanders describe was an unprecedented assault. government troops and their allies managed to advance under the cover of heavy russia airstrikes. they cut through the heart of rebel-held territory in the north of syria.
they reached two loyalist grounds lifting the siege on the predominantly shia communities. the offensive has managed to cut off rebels inside aleppo city and sever supply lines from the turkish border. >> this is the only road. this is the only lifeline for the free syrian army. at the moment they're fighting on three fronts. they're being confronted by terrorist groups, ypg and isil and there is no other lifeline apart from this border. >> the north end had been the only remaining stronghold in the north of the country for groups linked to the free syrian army or what the community calls the moderates. this is no longer the case. it has been the latest battleground in the efforts to weaken them. rebels did try to hold off the advance by sending reinforcements to the front lines. they have sent heavier equipment
including anti-tank missiles. the heavy fighting and bombardment force people to head towards the turkish border in search of safety. hundreds are now camped out in the open. the offensive cause casualties many as a result of the strikes. the fear now is further governmentment advances towards the border, and that would completely sale of seal off the opposition in the province. >> what is becoming clear is that the syrian government and it's allies are negotiating on the battlefield. >> the struggle for aleppo has long been called the mother of all battles. it is about winning syria's second largest city. it is about winning syria's north. for the government this is another strategic battlefield gain that could be the beginning of winning the war at least
against the moderate opposition. al jazeera, southern turkey. >> we spoke to hi hide, he is formerly from aleppo and said his sisters are teachers who are moving from place to place for safety. >> schools are targets now. not only from the syrian army but the russian airstrikes. the russian regime has been systematically attacking hospitals and schools. they're always trying to find basements here and there and teach wherever they can and then keep moving in order not to turn this place into a target. the situation is fluid. what is safe right now tomorrow may not be safe.
the situation is changing. what we've been seeing is a decision from the terror regime and from the authorities to attack all areas whether those areas are or have armed groups or not. >> in iraq thousands of families are running out of food in the isil-held city of fallujah. the iraqi army is advancing in the area in anbar province while troops flush out pockets in the nearby city of ramadi. we have reports from the capital of baghdad. >> fallujah is anbar's second largest city, it's strategi cally very important. it has been under occupation for over a year now. what people are telling us is that the situation is dire. supplies are running out. the markets there are no fruits, vegetables, meats. we hear there are very little medical supplies and very little supplies for infants and for
young babies. also we're hearing isil who controls the city are rationing out the only food available, which is wheat, to the residents. there are at least 110,000 people who have been trapped in that city for over a year. the situation god worse in the last two months when the last operation happened, they manag ed to take a key bridge which is linked ramadi and fallujah, and they surrounded the perimeter and they're not letting anything in. the aid agencies and people from anbar have told us this is becoming a very desperate situation for the people, like i say, who live inside that city. they're very concerned that they're running out of food. now, they do have some basic supplies, as i say, the real concern that this situation may develop from shortages into starvation. >> still to come on this news hour, on his fourth visit to an
american mosque as president. >> if they come for you, call team 29. the many people that the state considers to be traitors. and in sport the $46 million transfer of jackson martinette. we'll look at the increasing financial power of chinese football. >> three palestinians have been shot dead after allegedly opening fire on israeli police outside one of the main entrances in occupied east jerusalem. one policewoman has died of her injuries. two others remain in hospital with serious wounds. we have reports from ar ramallah. >> it was one of the most serious cases of violence in occupied east jerusalem since this latest wave of unrest began more than four months ago.
three palestinian men were shot dead after they allegedly open fired and carried out a knife attack near one of the main gates of the old city. one israeli policewoman later died of her injuries. two others remain in hospital in serious condition. investigators say that the palestinian men all in their 20s and from the same city in the occupied west bank were not only armed with guns and knives, but also explosive devices. the area is still cordoned off. the situation is under control, but it is continuing to prevent and stop any further terror attacks from taking place in jerusalem today. >> the latest of unrest that spread across israel into the
palestinian territory since october. the shootings have killed more 25 israelis. the surge in violence has many reasons. israel blames palestinian leaders and social media for what it describes as inciteness. young palestinians, who have been involved in most of the violence, say israel's nearly 50-year-old occupation is to blame. after four months of unrest the israeli government hasn't been able to offer any meaningful solution to end the violence. in many ways what we're seeing now is the new normal. but it's clearly anything but. >> an egyptian appeal court has overturned death sentences handed down to 149 people. among thousands who have been convicted in egypt. a year ago they were convicted
of killing 13 policemen in cairo during anti-government protests in 2013. most of them are believed to be supporters of the banned muslim brotherhood. president barack obama has visited a mosque in maryland, the first such visit in the u.s. during his presidency. addressing the islamic society of baltimore, he said the attack on islam is an attack on all religions and acts of violence should not be blamed on an entire faith. >> the muslim american community remains relatively people, roughly 7 million people. and as a result most people don't know or at least don't know that they know a muslim personally. as a result many only hear about muslims and islam from the news after an act of terrorism. or in distorted media portrayals in tv or film all of which gives
a hugely discourted impression. since the attacks in paris and san bernardino you have seen two often people conflating the horrific acts of tropical storm with th--the acts of terrorism with the belief of an entire race. >> rand paul has dropped out from the u.s. presidential race. he is ththere are now ten people left vying for the republican nomination. the republican presidential candidate donald trump has called for a new election in iowa after accusing ted cruz of stealing victory in monday's contest.
he he said that his rival illegally won. he later retracted that statement. there has been a zika diagnosed in the united states. zika is primarily spread by the mosquito and linked with a huge spike in birth defects in south america. well, health ministers from across south america have held emergency talks in montevideo. president dilma rousseff has called a state of emergency in brazil. >> many have expressed lack of
research and information available regarding the zika virus. here they designed a 16-point declaration of how to start coping with this disease. they grayed that attacking them is a priority given the fact that there are still no vaccines available. they also expressed a need for more research on how to prevent and treat the zika virus. to find the answers to why countries like colombia with over 20,000 cases of zika there have been no babies with birth defects. brazil with over a million cases of zika say there is no doubt that there is a link between zik a&m icrocephaly in babies. >> we have no doubt that the outbreak in brazil has been caused by the zika virus. the only answer we need is if the zika virus alone is enough
to cause microcephaly or did it is acting alone. >> they will provide the public with more information about what to do. countries agreed that cooperation is crucial in fighting the zika virus, and they committed themselves to start working together to find a vaccine that will keep people from bombing infected. >> a bomb probably caused the explosion on a plane that was forced to land in mogadishu, and al-shabab is the main suspect. but aviation authorities say they have found no evidence of a criminal acts. the plain exploded shortly after taking off. one person is reported to have fallen out of the hull. after spending millions of dollars of taxpayer's money on luxury renovations, the
president of south africa is offering to pay it back. a football pitch and swimming pool is just some of the investments that the president made. but his political rivals are still not satisfied. >> south africas woke up to news that president zuma wants to repay some of the estimated $15 million the government spent on upgrading his rural home. >> well, i think he's talking utter nonsense. when will he pay it back? how much is it? how is he going to pay it back? >> president zuma said he wants to put the matter behind him. some support him. >> he knows that he has made a mistake. >> in 2013 a report by the office of the public protector said that the president had benefited unduly to the improvements to his home which included a swimming pool and
amphitheater. the president wants the finance minister to determine how much he should pay. >> some say this is not just about president zuma paying back the taxpayer money. it's not even about the amount. it's about respecting the authority of the public leaders. onin parliament officials demanded zuma pay the money back. at the time zuma refused to do that. so two opposition parties, the economic freedom fighters and democratic alliance took the matter to the constitutional court, which is set to hear the case next tuesday. some political analysts believe the president could be trying to avoid a potentially messy court battle. >> this is inconsistency of his position. now he has made offer to pay. we're seeing towards the end of last year inconsistency towards the finance minister. this is the president who has
become weaken and it's beginning to show. >> this is a political win for them. one that could have huge implications. >> if he's paying the money, then a criminal case must ensue an they must be charged for corruption, which is must end up with him being comforted and september to prison. >> as for the constitutional court hearing set for next tuesday, some opposition leaders say they will not offer zuma's offer to pay and will settle the matter. >> still to come on the news hour, germany prepares for its first carnival since the cologne sex attacks. we'll tell you how the refugees helped. and tiny luxembourg announces it's plans to mine for gold and minerals. and ice competitors avoided
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>> again, a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the u.n. special envoy to syria have announced the talks to geneva on how to end the war there are on hold for three weeks. after syria's army broke through th the the aleppo. three palestinians have been shot by police after a shooting and stabbing attacks at a killed an israeli policewoman. the italian coast guard said that it rescued 1 refugees overnight who were at risk of drowning in the aegean sea. they were able to reach the family including four children off the greek island but couldn't confirm the nationality of the refugees. and aid workers are struggling thing to help thousands of refugees in
macedonia. the backlog was created after taxi drivers blocked a railroad side in protest to migrants traveling to western europe. many had to spend the night in freezing conditions. well, it is carnival week across western germany with thousands of people celebrating in the streets to mark the approaching christian festival of lent. this is the las the first event since new year's eve. we are there gauging the mood on the streets. >> party goers put final touches on their costumes. this is known as ladies night. but this year the claims of sexual and physical assault on so many women on new year's eve
are on people's minds. it's the best way to look at who was guilty and who wasn't guilty, it's not the best way to just say all the refugees are bad people because that's not true. >> in an effort to reinforce that view the authorities have been handing out leaflets to refugees and recent migrants. pointing at the dos and don'ts of carnival seen. at this refugee center people welcomed the idea. >> it consistent have to be. >> but, if awareness campaigns on the gentle side of policies, so the tougher side is also on show. police have drafted in 2,000
officers to secure carnival week. what has happened has changed public opinion. not just here but across germany where once the majority of people were in favor of the government's refugee policy, now there are many doubts, doubts that this city's mayor has tried to address. >> many people are asking the question, what will happen during carnival? what is going to happen once carnival is over. there is only one very clear answer, cologne will act and not only during carnival. >> but in the city center reaction to that seems mixed. >> i find this situation is more tense. i'm not feeling entirely safe. for me personally as a woman it's an unpleasant feeling. >> i was very surprised just now in the main station. there are lots of--i felt very safe at this stage. but one is more aware than
usual. >> back at the carnival events are in full swing. on the political stage it's a different matter. opinion polls suggest people want radical changes to refugee policy. whether the government can perform them is another question. dominic kane, al jazeera. cologne. >> the french government has agreed to extend the state of emergency for another three months. it will allow police to make arrests and conduct searches without a warrant. they have widespread support but some say it undermines civil rights. >> i think weeks of speculation france's state of emergency is also turn t almost certain to continue. the plan will now about before parliament for approval. since the paris attacks troops
have patrolled the streets. the police have exercised exceptional power. many french people welcome this. the state of emergency gives unprecedented power to authorities to stop, search and arrest people without need for a warrant. it also gives them power to take down website that seem to floridaify acts of violence. and symptom gatherings and demonstrations. but some worry that it will become permanent. >> over the weekend thousands took to the streets of paris. they say that it goes against french values, the freedom of speech and right to demonstrate. there are questions about the effectiveness of the measures. since the attacks police have carried out thousands of raids, but so far only terror-related investigations have been opened. activists say the heightened security is unfairly targeting muslim communities. >> the measures taken by the government are counterproductive
state of emergency, security-based measures. the stigmaization of various communities. nothing works. >> even within the government's own ranks there are some signs of dissent. more than two months on from the attacks, and the republic is still at the center of national mourning. in the land of liberty, equality and fraternity, matters of national security are now center stage. neave barker, al jazeera, paris. >> a young legal team in russia is making a name for itself. the constitution is supposed to protect the freedom of citizens to receive, distribute distribute information. but an increasing number.
>> the librarian will hear if her house arrest is to be exte extended. her investigators say that she distributed anti-russian books. they consider here an extremist. defending natalia is her lawyer evan pablo. >> in 2014 the number of high treason cases increased three times over the last year. this explosion happened with the background of the ukrainian conflict. w >> the team is an informal collective of young lawyers and journalists. they are those that the state considers traitors. this mother was arrested for telling ukraine's embassy that troops were being sent to fight.
a rare victory, her treason charge was dropped for lack of evidence. and this is team 29's new online project. it's called "if they come for you." advice of what to do if they come knocking. this is their headquarters. so if the men from here appear at your front door asking you to accompany them for an informal chat, you don't have to go with them. also, don't tell them anything. again, you don't have to. warn your family not to sign anything or give them any information, and if it become necessary, get your own lawyer. don't accept the state-appointed one. >> a journalist and human rights activist just the sort of person who might need such advice. >> when these instructions were published every got them. they tell you step by step what to do. many mistakes are committed.
the most horrible thing is when they can't explain anything. that's when you get 12 years. everything you say will be used against you. >> the they've supported unexpected places. a former kgb agent said that they're pushing for people to make mistakes. >> i think these problems come from under qualified staff and conformists reacting to the new situation. they found an enemy and sorted it out. it's too easy nowadays. let's fan this, let's launch a case. it's a vicious practice, as well as our courts tend to give guilty verdicts. >> political cases rarely go in the defendant's gave. ties spite this, they hope to be making people aware of their rights, and shining a light on
their justice system. >> the partnership is due to be signed in new zealand. this free trade pact is between these five countries. the u.s. canada, mexico, japan, mill lay shah, vietnam, singapore, new zealand. they would lower or eliminate tariffs, creating a single market much like the european union. the 12 countries have a combined population of 800 million and represent around 40% of global gross domestic product. it could see jobs in the u.s. move to low-wage nations and there are concerns that negotiations for this pact have been done in secret. well, the ceremony is already under way in auckland.
tell us more about this ceremony. what's happening there? >> yes, well, we've already had an official welcome for those delegates, the trade delegations that have come to auckland for this ceremony for around those 12 nations. some have been here for a knew days and they're continuing those talks, continuing the negotiations on the in less than an hour we'll see them come out and sign on the dotted line. it is a think accoun could take up to two years. each country has up to two years to ratify the deal. in some cases like the united states with a presidential election coming up towards the end of the year, that may not be as a straightforward matter.
>> we're seeing protests happening. new zealand in other countries as well. canada, australia, peru, chile, mill lay shah in the last week or so. certainly there were talks about large protests happening here on the day of the signing. we're seeing a few hundred people gathering outside of the venue where the signing is taking place. certainly no sign of trouble. very high level of security around this facility, but much of the opposition certainly in new zealand and in some of the other countries centers around a feeling or an opinion from that opposition movement that there will be a lot of sovereignty associated with the signing of this deal. that is boeing to big business. big corporations, particularly in the united states, who under this deal they feel will have far too much power. >> live for us. thank you. >> now, luxembourg has announced it wants to make a giant leech
into asteroid mining. there are 30,000 asteroids close to the earth. they're made up of minerals like gold and platinum, and it's estimated that a single cubic meter could be worth $1 trillion u.s. dollars. to development the technology to get there, that is still some with a off, and will need a massive injection of cash to do it. it will cost $1 billion u.s. dollars for just 60 grams of minerals. more on the story now from bruce, who joins us from l. losangeles. good to have you with us on the program. how far nature do you any they'll be able to mine asteroids? >> well, it's going to be tricky
and it's a question of how much investment there is. it's going to be risky no matter what, but probably you're looking at least a decade before you get into mining, maybe much, much longer, but there could be precursor missions and more precursors in the near term. >> how do you go about landing on an as destroyed. you have to have it on land, don't you. >> you do. astroids have low gravity. it would be like docking at the international space station. so when you're trying to not only stay on the body but mine it, you have to develop techniques that are new and technologically challenging to be able to mine and extract materials from an object like that. >> there was something like 13,000 asteroids close enough to the earth to be mined. does this mean that this is a he free for all for anyone who has the investment?
they have the catch, basically, to go up there and start mining. can anybody grab a nery bias steroid? >> well, that's more of a legal question that people are debating. that's part of what luxembourg is saying, that they'll try to work on some framework for that. this past year they've been strike to make it so companies have a better chance of making sure. if they're able to get this, that they would have the legal basis for that. there is some international legal wrangling in the meantime while the technology is worked up. by the way, there are a lot more 13,000 but 13,000 that we know so far that are called near-earth asteroids that we found, and more will likely be found.
>> a final thought from you, though. the money that has been talked about today in terms of what could be extracted were asteroids. they're saying 1 trillion u.s. dollars worth of minerals could be extracted in one cubic meter of asteroid. do you believe it really is that lucrative? >> no. [ laughing ] but in a word, no. but first of all there are different flavors of asteroids. some are rockier. and you have to extract it. certainly the potential is there. the question to be worked out by the companies involved is whether it's going to--the huge
investment and the very high risk, which is part of space, is going to pay off in the end in terms of what they can find. >> really fascinating. i appreciate your time. thank you for joining us. thank you. >> thank you. >> still to come on the news hour we're going to go to malaysia where we find out half of the country is over weight or obese. and we'll tell if you this record-breaking surf champion finally ended a tryout.
crisis. new figures show the country of 30 million people is getting fatter. the health minister said that half the population is over weight or obese. we have reports from kuala lumpur. >> waist lines have been expanding in malaysia for decades, and the country's lover rich foods and sweet treats has led to an obesity crisis. half the country has been deemed obese or overweight. malaysians do know that their diet is not perfect. >> i'm very careful about what i eat. eating too much and lack of exercise. exercise is extremely important. >> in 1996 just 4.4% of malaysia's population was classed as obese. ten years later that number
skyrocketed to 14%. now the figure is running at almost 18%, which means more than 5 million malaysians. the number of overweight people is also at record levels. at 30%. >> i think the solution is educating the young people now. primary school children. reeducate at 10 years old, 1 years old now. they will become healthy adults. less overweight and healthy malaysians. >> and poor weight controls comes with well-known associated problems. almost half the country has high cholesterol and a fifth was suffering from diabetes. obesity is a problem that many developed nations face. and with the availability of fast foods and in malaysia's case, the array of rich dishes. it is about persuading the government about what you should
the two matches in the english premier league on wednesday, everton continuing to climb in the top of the table. the 3-0 win against newcastle moving them in. 0-0 the final score watford would go ninth. chelsea are 13th. find $160,000 for secretly filming their opponent's training ahead of last year's asian final. the transfor from atletico madrid is the biggest. the 29-year-old signed a four year deal with the current asian champions. well, it certainly has been a very busy transfer window.
the move is not only the largest in the super league, but it breaks the asian transfer record that was held by midfielder ramirez. that brings the total spent by chinese clubs in the january transfer window to 216 million. it's the most in any league around the world, and it does include the english premier league as well. the issue of head injuries to nfl players is once again back in the spotlight. it turns out that the former oakland raiders quarterback was suffering from the degenerat tive brain conditions known as . the disease is linked to
injuries to the head. tennis news how. roger federer will be out of action for a month after undergoing knee surgery. the grand slam champions tore cartilage in his knee. at the hands of one djokovic. he won't be defending his dubai title. the swiss players hopes to be back in action at indian wells at the start of march. recording the largest ever wins in australia in the one-day international. playing in the last initial in auckland before retirement, he would come up with 29 balls as they make 307-8. they would reduce australia to
41-6 in reply. and they would bowl for 148. new zealand winning on this occasion by 159. well, after the test series to england which saw them loss their world number one status, they're looking to bounce back in their first one-day game earlier. england send them a huge target of 400 rounds rain interrupted play, and despite a brilliant 138, the home side fell short of the total. england, 59 through th test.
>> in the pro surf contest in hawai'i. and just before i go, an impressive story about a scottish he ghengis khan ice marathon. temperatures dipping below minus 50 degrees in 3:07. he contribute his accomplishment to the sweets he keeps in his gloves. >> thanks, robin very much, indeed, for that. that's about it from me and the entire news hour team. we'll be back in a moment. see you then.
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are it is not then, and it is not the flavour of the talks the u.s. envoy to syria announces a 3-week pause in the geneva talks. [ gunfire ] this is syria's military and allies cutting rebel supply routes, encircling aleppo. hello everyone, i'm felicity barr. you are watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up. three palestinians who killed an israeli officer and injured another have been shot