it has been under siege with a disastrous humanitarian crisis for the past year. >> did not stop the fighting. >> activists say isil is launching a major offensive close to the border with turkey and captured two villages. russia media is reporting on plans with the syrian government forces to strengthen efforts to retake the stet of alleppo. as we have been reporting over the past few days, the prime minister has been speaking to visiting leaders from moscow in the syrian capital, damascus. the turkish prime minister as is holding a cabinet meeting close to the border with syria. it's home to a large number of sir yavrn refugees. it's the first time a cabinet meeting has been held outside of ankara in 13 years.
charles stratford is live for us there in san lufra. the symbolism is not really lost on anyone. >> that's right. the prime minister giving a speech under the pretext of honoring this city over colonial forces 100 years ago. no one was under any realism, the real power of why he is coming here he is here in southeast turkey, premiumly, people are saying because of the ongoing fight with what it describes as terrorist groups related to the pkk, the kurdish worker's party. peace negotiations broke down in july last year. there of subsequently been a defendant number of attacks that the government has blamed on those groups. there has also been a defendant military campaign in this region, mainly round the city of
diaba here it was hugely so symbolic of him coming here. what he said summed it up. he said there were fors in turkey that were trying to ignite the same sort of fires that have been ignited in iraq and syria. he also said as a means of trying to bring some sort of unity and sense of security to the country saying that there were people until turkey who were lighting fires of brotherhood as a means of defense. so, it is hugely significance and so close to the syrian border where we are hearing reports of an ongoingition ill offensive. >> whether it's the fight betweens isil and the kurds, the pkk, maintaining as well a very definite definite line which we have to kind of blend in to our thinking about the u.n. talks which are just a few hours away in geneva.
>> that's right. what's happening in northern syria is of great concern to turks. some were trying to break what has been reported as an offensive by isil. it comes under 48 hours from his schedule meeting general eve a the announcement by the syrian government that they intend on taking back control of alleppo, during a time of this agreed partial cease fire. we also obviously know that not all of the groups are party to that cease-fire, but as we have been reporting. what's important is that alleppo is controlled by so many different groups, groups that are party to this cease-fire. so there is a lot at stake here and the closer we get to these
scheduled talks in geneva, the more the tension seems to be increasing in syria. it's worth saying we have literally heard in the last twenty minutes from activists that we have been speaking to in syria. they are saying that there have been a defendant number of what they describe as russian airstrikes on various neighborhoods in alleppo. and they are also saying that isil forces have recertain more villages in the last 48 hours than the free syrian army, one of the armed opposition groups took. a lot at stake at circumstance a and a hell of a lot for stake in syrian. >> charles thank you very much. the united states state john kerry laid a wreath in hiroshima. he is the most senior u.s. official ever to visit the site the park as the runlz of a
building destroyed by the atomic bomb during the closing day of the second world war. you can't but recognize hish hiroshima's legacy is one of rebirth and resilience. it is a tribute to the human spirit. in the years following the war, the people of hiroshima and japan have built a country that has become a powerful and important global partner in contributing to the eradication of disease, to the end of conflict, to the avoidance, of war. al jazeera's correspondent adrienne brown. even though mr. kerry described what he described as gut-wrenching, there was no apology. there was never going to be an apology. >> that's right no. apology was going to beforth coming here. that was something that was never really on the cards. certainly, mr. kerry's japanese
hosts weren't expecting that. still, this was a very, very significant day. john kerry becomes the first to vicinity the piece memorial garden and lay a either. more than 140,000 people frwhen that atomic bomb was sdrobd on the city the foreign ministers who were with him toured the peace museum that. contains photographs that were taken in the days and weeks after the. mr. kerry as you pointed out said he found those pictures absolutely gut-wrenching. he said they touched all sensibilities and said i urge all people to come here, including the president of the united states, he said, when he was pressed by a reporter. but also he added the caveat that it's unlikely that will president obama would come here because he has a very, very busy
schedule during his remaining time in power. the reason why there has been write text, speculation that mr. obama might come here is that the president is due in japan next month to attend the g-7 leaders summit. in the past, he has said he would be honored to come here. this was a big deal for japan. this was the setting where they wanted to issue their hiroshima declaration which calls for the elimination of all nuclear weapons and global piece. it's the sort of thing you heard at peace rallies 50 years ago. what they are calling for here is a herculean challenge, something that's unlikely to happen, you know, in nigh lifetime but they say that nevertheless, a start has to be made. g rather.
>> doing in the south china sea where it's been busy reclaim can land and building artificial islands, then what's going to stop china doing the same thing in the east china sea where there have been tensions between japan and china during the past few years. now, in that communique, referring to the south china
sea, the ministers urged all countries involved. they didn't name china but they urged all countries involved to refrain from reclaiming land and turning those islands into effective military basis. and, also, calling on countries involved in this sovereignty push to respect maritime navigational results as well as overflights. so an indirect warning to china today. >> adrian, thanks very much. the british prime minister is expected to face a tough time in the article article a little later today as he addresses mps. it's a day after public pressure forced him to publish his tax payment records since 2009. the opposition labor party leader in london, jeremiah corbin is insisting that is not enough. he wants corbin to disclose all of his investments past and present in any offshore funds.
let's get more now on that story from our correspondent in london, barnaby phillips. one seas mr. cameron's left hand man, charles osborn is saying i may have to publish my tax affairs records as well. it doesn't look very good as mr. cameron heads into the session in the commons? >> it's undoubtedly been a defendant very difficult week for the prime minister here in london, peter. this time a week ago, we were waking up to the panama papers and david cameron was saying, any link between him and this company called blairmoore holdings, an offshore company which is worth millions of pounds that was set up by his late father was strictly private business, that he didn't want to speak about them. he meet he handled that response badly. by thursday evening, he said he had profiting to the tune of some 30,000 pounds. what's that $50,000 in shares from this company, blairmoore
holdings which he received back in 2010 and that he had paid tax on those. over the weekend, he gave further details and gave the details of his tax returns as you said for the past six years. i think david cameron is hoping that he has now drawn a line under this uncomfortable story, if you like. he will say it will be -- it announced a new task force run by the tax authorities and the national crime agency here in britain that will look at the ref ladies around the panama papers. he is hoping by doing those questions that put him here in parliament ex move on.
>> he will address his mps in a couple of hours time. he will talk to the country, talking to people voting in the e legs in may, may the 5th, we will know if he has managed to restore that idea of trust in a prime minister. if he sets up this special body to investigate people's tax affairs, it's a little bit like sepp blatter setting up an ethics committee. >> tell emphasize everything he has been has been showing he comes from a wealthy family. he inherited hundreds of thousands of pounds from his parents but in a way, the british public knew this about david cameron. yes elected him in 2010 and in
2015. we knew there was a wealthy family. we knew about eaton and oxford. you mentioned the elections in may but let me give you a date more important. at the end of june, britain holds a referendum on whether to leave the european union or not. the results of this refer endum will make or break david cameron's career. i think it's very difficult for him to remain has prime minister if he loses that referendum. it will shape britain's place in the world, this has been a defendant payne distraction for him. >> barn aesh thank you. more ground to come on the news hour including. seoul reveefz the defection of a senior north korean official plus: >> i am andy gallacher in
florida as relations between the u.s. and cuba rapidly change, we will look at the controversial issue of opening a cuban consulate somewhere in the sun shine state. >> in the sports news, the golden state war jars are on the brink a mba history. five minutes. at a time trial after proceed democracy activists has begun, charged with assault and obstructing police during protests came to an ends. today, one of the more high profile acvisits and in court. he is a prominent at the height
of the demonstrations. he has proven not guilty to those charges. previously setting he believes they are politically motivated. 11 witnesses being called to give evidence. with a video that shows a number putting him in a dark corner on a park of the arrest. he has sense bin charged with assault. not will appear in court in the june. seoul granted him asylum.
13 restaurants in an undisclosed third country had defelt the as a group. this morning's report is true. however, that is all i can say. i cannot give details including detailed personal information. from the perspective of our government, we believe it can be one showing the movement of the powerful class. he knows about who is up and who is down in some hierarchy. what mat who knows who. who is connected to whom.
i has useful intelligence or he doesn't perhaps? >> many things change over time. it has been under wraps for years they are trying to find out who the was running north korea. he doesn't know that terribly well. my guess is that's what he has been doing. a huge boom for that, too. interesting when you say who is running north korea. if it's not kim jung un, who is
it? he is the guy we see in the video. the middle management. like a gangster state. what would happen men xyz. that will doesn't mean he had a great deal of authority. family and relationships an trusts and what your grandparents and parents said, generational, generational past are important, too. that's the kind of stuff he knows. the title we know that. we know he is running from the top. >> what are the chances we might see another or a couple more military defenses? >> restaurant workers defected.
north korean intelligence action that's high up. those people have been vetted repeatedly. one reason why this guy's name hasn hasn't been disclose the fair family will wind up in the gulag or executed. this is a risk not only to yourself but your family are huge. >> thank you very much, robert kelly there. >> thanks for having me. >> military operations continuing in the philippines against the armed group and this armed group. live for us. how did they manage to get this so wrong, the authorities.
>> reporter: that is a question that we are still waiting for answers. today, we managed to fly to the area where this happened. we saw everybody was in a move. the generals were evasive. not amounting all of the questions. we have been spoken to cease-fire negotiators and said this was something that was planned months ago. still, they were ambushed by more than 100 fighters they claim. and this is a big casualty if you look at that.
bombardment are non-stop but we don't know exactly when this will end. >> not a particularly big organization they seem to be able to with impunity to stay what they want to do over a period of 15 action 16 years in existence now. definitely. you know why because they thrive in areas that are largely lawless, that are largely i am more issued that the philippine military wouldn't go. this is where they manage to thrive. these are areas where there are no decent schools, no infrastructure, no hospitals. it's a difficult cycle of violence where the current breed, a lot of them are also
children it doesn't include those taken and abducted. this is when unfolds kidnap ransom help politicians it's a complicated situation. jam jamila, thank you very much. can he have dwrbreaking news ouf mogadishu. a suicide bomber has rammed a car palked with explosives into the entrance of after local government headquarters in the capital. that's the riot nierz agency quoting police and eyewitnesses saying that's what happened.
that's according to al major fono claim of responsibility if you follow what goes on in that part of africa, al shabaab is a name we are all familiar with that's been waging an insurgency against the government. it's been responsible for similar attacks over the past few years. more on that as soon as we can. 5 people have been arrested in india natural temple that will killed 108 people and injured hundreds more. the primary presume has traveled to the scene and offered help to the state. i have said the government will make arrangements f the indian government is with the victims. it is difficult to explain how the accident happened. people as far away as 200 meters were injured. doctors have told me in some
cases, bodies and heads were blown apart due to the explosion. i can understand how severe the scale of destruction is. >> the fire began at a fireworks disciplindid you celebrations to mark the hindu newer year a report from the the state of carolina. >> the events take place every year at this term. once again, to mark the new year celebration, thousands are come to worship. fireworks landed on a shed and led to severalplosions. if you look, you could see dead bodies all around. it looked like a war zone.
many had wounds and burns. he brought a team for doctors. some residents returned to the temple site. he told people living near by had warned the organizationers against holding such a big fireworks event so closed to their crowded neighborhood. an investigation is underway. officials say the temple did not have perm mission to hold the fireworks display on such a scale. foot wear scattered among fireworks and debris. the people here it is one of the
oldest in the state. a focal point for festivals and villages events, now, it will be remembered as the site of one of the worst temple disasters in the country. let's more. brazil's president facing a vote which the could bring her one step closer to impeachment. plus, construction workers in gaza uncover what could be a 5th century church. in support, we will tell you how doingma's title challenge is running after their fourth-goal thriller.
>> here is the area of clouds working across but it's still been very, very hot for many of us along that eastern mediterranean coastline despite any clouds we have been seeing. in jerusalem, we see the temperatures at 30 degrees. really very, very warm. it has changed now, though. the temperature is currently around 23. a huge change. as well as that, we have a lot of cloud and rain and strong winds as well. we will probably feel even cooler than the they armometer might suggest. up there inies, fairly wet and a lot cooler than it has been as well. ahead, you can see some wet weather working its way through iraq and iran and kuwait. >> will thicken up.
bad dad is looking wet on witness the cloud has been edging its way through saudi arabia. the west where we are going to see some of the west of the weather. readded is looking thundery. peter. >> steph thanks very much. kaiko fujamori local face a run-off. she is the daughter of the former president. he is in prison for human rights abuses during his time in government. san sezkles now from lima. >> victory for now. 40-year-old kaiko won the first round in peru's general elections although she didn't get 50% of the vote to within the presidency, she will control
congress. >> i ex bretts my deep gratitude for the millions who have voted for me and have elected the popular force as the first democratic force in the country. >> the left wing leader of the broad front party fought a tie vote by vote. per eveians went to the polls on sunday, many hoping for change. we want security and no, ma'am work and we say no to crux. that's what we want. with respect fofight corruption. i voted for her she promised a lot. i hope she fulfills her pros many don't trust any candidate. they say they spoiled their votes. >> no candidates is up to my standards. that's why i will not vote. the election was tarnished by an ambush on an army patrol
delivering ballot boxes in central peru. authorities say they believe shining path rebels killed at least seven soldiers and wounded others. even though kaiko fujamori easily won the first round she will have a hard time in the run-off election. opinion polls say 51% of per you'vians say they will never vote for kaiko. >> she didn't get enough votes to win on the first round opinion polls say 51% of peruvians say they will never vote for her. she carries the weight of her fatheres legacy. his government is known as the most corrupt in the history of peru. she has tried to distance herself from her father's supporters. to win the run-off in june, she may have to go beyond saying her father committed to mistakes to acknowledging he is a criminal t. something many per you've grans are waiting to hear from her.
lima peru. >> brazil's attorney general will make one last appeal in defense of the president before the impeachment commission. illegally hiding budget area shortfalls. she is struggle to go get the vote she needs to block an i am people. >> recallus debates where they refer to dilma rousseff and hold up inflatable calls it of the prior president in prison garb. on monday, the commission will likely recommend congress vote to i am paetsch rousseff polls say both sides are you know sure of victory. those in favor of impeachment don't necessarily have the two-think this of votes in the lower house to push it through.
rousseff isn't sure she has the one third of support to block it. >> it's very difficult to predict something because there is a lablths number of undecided people. approach impeachment protesters are keeping a visual tally of just who is vote to go impeach her. her presidency has been threatened by a spiraling economy in the so-called scar wash crux scheme. rousseff has not been linked to it t opponents they say an impeachable offense. celes calling it a coup. there have been protests for and against i mpeachmenimpeachment.
there have been so many protests police are planning to separate the groups to avoid violence. meanwhile, her team is trying to build a firewall until congress, even reportedly promising jobs or funds for legislator's pet projects. her attempts to install her popular predecessor lula has been blocked so far by the supreme court. an ally of hers says impeachment is a bad idea for the whole country. it would be using a tool that is constitutional. it's the most serious thing you can do in our political system to force a president from power. if president is the impeached, the politics gets murkier with questions about who would replace her. there will could be another impeachment process. those who led the charge, another thing is clear, we will
see her fight for her very political survival. adam raney, al jazeera t brazilia. >> saudi arabia's king salman has received anhonary degree in cairo. from cairo is a non-resident fellow at the institute for middle east policy. is what we are seeing now a tactical coalition almost between these two countries? >> it's an attempt by the two countries to reinforce an appearance of solidarity. there have been a lot in the press about the relationship between egypt and saudi arabia over the past year since coming to power. there are people that were doubting egypt was continuing to be in his good graces. i think this was meant to
reinstate behind the photo opportunities, that looks good and productive. one notices on social media there has been a defendant pushback against the idea of egypt giving up part of its sovereign territory to saudi arabia. >> reporter: there has been a lot of concern about that a lot 69 population was shocked to learn egypt planned to hand over these islands that have been undejob description control since 1950 this relationship
an ongoing issue. i wouldn't argue that the relationship is entirely submissive one part or the other. thank you very much. nigh year gentleman's presidents is in beijing expect,000 to seek $2,000,000,000 in loans. spending power has been hit by the falling price of oil the expansion of the capital's airport in abujah. the chinese are providing $500 million loan for the construction of 5 new international terminals at nigerian airports. >> helping nigeria to develop infra structure. not only in this aviation sector but in other sectors. >> reporter: nigerian transport is inadequate and over
stretched. >> they believe it will be a catalyst for job creation. they hope it will generate much needed revenue the falling oil prices have cut a large hole in public finances. in january, china pledged to provide $60,000,000,000 to africa over the next three years. nigeria clearly plans to be one of the countries that will continue to benefit. chinese business people based in nigh year i can't like hu chase chi is developed. he believes stronger ties between the two countries will help him find financing to mass produce the vehicle for the nigerian market and beyond.
>> i think that is a great achievement for the two current tries. chinese government is willing to lied chinese companies to go out of china for development and africa is a very important place for china. he wants to encourage others for development. the government says state visit is mutually beneficial. >> it's sim beon theic. it's not just nigeria is going to try to reap from china. something that is going to be mutually beneficial. >> china buys our oil which for us is very significant. >> the government has a budget deficit of $16,000,000,000. it has to raise at least 5 billion in international borrowing. it's much more depend events upon china than other way around f it goes well, analysts say it could mean loans for other
sectors evan degi, construction workers in gaza's old city have uncovered what are believed to be the ruins of a church dating bag to the 5th century. they were found near the mosque. paul atagean has the story. >> reporter: buildingers were d digging for foundation for shops. all evidence thatt archeologists say for a church that might have been built less than 400 years after the time of christ. >> the presence of such an tickquity in palestine is more evidence that we the al stennians are rooted in this land that will it is a land without a people. >> at the museum palace in gaza's old city, the rich culturalhit of the palestinian people is on display.
these pieces represent gaza's history as a trading center for thousands of years. >> it's important for us as palestinians that this belongs to palestindistance, muslims and christians and, also, it means we are the only people was here before anyone else, a long time ago. >> arkansasots are helping this latest finding will help preserve palestinian history. al jazeera. >> the world wind life fund has the number of tigers has gone up in a 70s -- for the first time in a century. it says there is still much more to be done. 4,000 tigers with india home to more than half. mike balzer, the head of the
world wide life. if this is about a trend, the trend is going if tn the right direction but how come? >> it started we ared numbers plummeting we have seen the tiger numbers decreasing over the last century. the reason is in 2010, there was a summit, tiger summit in sait petersburg where the governments together declared their intention to double the number of tigers by 2022. this is escalated and accelerated all of the efforts in many, the protection tigers need is starting to happen. is this every breed of tiger? and which particular countries are we talking about? >> 13 tiger cut trees. we have seen the increase coming
in, in indian, russia and batan and many other current trees haven't had a chance to do full surveys so we don't know quite the situation there. but we have rough estimates from survey work on those countries. >> we don't know whether numbers are going up or down. the situation when we gather the numbers from all of the tiger range countries, all 13 are getting close to 4 now. >> usual new delhi because 13 countries are meeting there. they want to carry on with this. what's the number they are going to try to get to, so that they can feel safe i guess is the best way of putting it. how will they do it? what's mechanisms they put in place to make sure this up swinging, as you called it, continues swinging up a way.
this is the halfway point to see that the efforts we are putting on across the world to put the protection in the protected areas and stop poaching, to reduce demand from those countries demanding tiger parts and to deal with all of the issues we are facing in terms of infrastructure and development and things that are destroying tiger has been at that time. bringing the governments together and preparing an action plan is what we need to double the number of tigers. it's all about government commitment those countries are overseeing various serious commitment. that's are the numbers we are seeing tiger numbers starting to decline and starting to increase. >> good to talk to you.
>> tournaments and the earlier arrival of their son allowed him to fly in and play the round of his life. a stunning effort of 67 took him to five under par. spieth's dissentgration meant that would be enough for him to win his first major by three showss shots. >> winning both tournaments is what we dream of doing. it's what you practice. it's what you play for. you dream about these kind of
days and things like that. but for him to happen, you know, it's still mind-boggling. >> you wonder about not only just the tee shot on 12 but why can't you just control the second shot, you know, and make five at worst and tied for the lead. big picture: this one will hurt. it will take awhile. >> it's the first british tore win for two decades. >> around to football. lester three wins away from winning the english premier league. remarkable third two of the title shows know signs of slowing up after beating sunder less than 2-neg on sunday. scoring both goals for lester. the win means they are at 7 points clear at the top of the table. to secure a qualification for the champions lead lealing for the first time.
>> stlooe points in a difficult match. to play in this moment against sunderland was very, very difficult because in the last five matches, they made fantastic. they won against man cheffer united firm well. >>. >> this is how the table looks like. they keep the pressure. the result is a blow for united as they look to finish in the top four and qualify for the champions league. they were held by shelka in a match. saw four goals scored in twenty
minutes in the second half. they could barrel celebrate that goal before leroy got the home side even. tottenham got themselves in front again. disaster struck. they gave away a penalty which saw 7 points clear. to nba where the golden state warriors have the chance past the 1995, 96 chicago bulls for the most wins in a single system after claiming their 72nd victory by beating the spurs on sunday. se. p curry 37 points and went on to win the game 92 to 86. they are now on a win away from
making history becoming team with the most wins in the season. they have the chance to do so when they face the memphis frizlies on wednesday. >> it's a great accomplishment. sacrificed to win games. it's fun. the anaheim ducks cleared the pacific division on the final day by beating the washington capitol did after missing the past five games, frederick anderson started for the ducks. the ducks won the game 2-nil making it his their fourth consecutive division division title. they will face the nashville predators in the first round
mark mark cisms had has won the granted prefor theforth year in a row. he was in poll position pulled away on the opening lap and cruised to his second victory ahead of jorge lorenz 0. double world champion increases his lead to 66 points. it wasn't a good day for his bitter rival, valentino rossi, one of several riders who crashed out of sunday's race. it was a rather tough day for some at the nasworth race in fort worth texas on monday with 41 laps to go. the ducks commander 500. a slight bit of contact between two drivers eventually caused a wreck involving 13 cars no such problem for kyle busch.
he went on to claim a win. that's the sport. i will hand you back to peter. >> thank you very much. let's get you up to speed with what's happening with that story since we have been on hour with the access news hour. al shabaab has just in the past couple of minutes claimed responsibility for that bomb blast attack in mogadishu. that's the righter news agency wire service quoting local government officials saying five people have been wounded and three civilians have been killed. you will probably remember that al shabaab said it carried out an attack earlier this year, february, it was, earlier this year in baidu. that the attack killed 30 people. the latest on that breaking story for you is that al shabaab claim can responsibility city for that mogadishu bomb blash blast. 5 people wounded. three people lost their lives. we will recap when we come back at the top of the hour. we will see you very soon.
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