and welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from our headquarters in doha with me and as a problem coming up in the next sixty minutes. at least fifty people are killed a syrian and russian jets bombed the rebel held areas and syria. yemen's her data port receives its first aid supplies and waiting for the easing of a saw the lead blockade. and. continue in pakistan as the government agreed not to use force against demonstrators. and voting ends in on douras in a presidential election that's widely expected to keep president hernandez and powell. at least fifty people have been killed in just twenty four hours and government and
russian air strikes in syria twenty three people killed in the government air strike in the rebel held damascus suburb of eastern go to the area has been under government siege for four years and three hundred and fifty thousand people there are in desperate need of aid. and thirty seven people were killed in russian air strikes on a gathering of displaced people in their hours or province a monitoring group says fifteen children were among the victims. has just returned from syria to ghazi and tip just across the border in turkey. despite a cease fire agreement between iran turkey and russia the violence in syria does not seem to be coming to an end the airstrikes in the hooter district of damascus targeted three different residential areas according to activists on the ground the number of casualties is on the rise they're saying that they are not able to provide help to all of the victims because they have very limited supplies inside.
and a number of hospitals have also been targeted in the last few months they say that because of this siege and b.f. our government has not been allowing any medical aid or medical supplies to come in and they're not able to treat patients as they would in a normal situation this is not the only place where strikes have taken place there also russian strikes which have been a door in between the resort and this is an area where isis fighters have fled to but it's not just isis fighters who have fled into these areas it's also civilians according to activists on the ground most of the people killed near the door have been civilians so it's another day of violence that we've seen in syria activists and in college telling us from the ground that in the last ten days or so more than one hundred people have been killed in just this eastern district which is besieged by syrian forces and they say they don't see the violence coming to an end any time soon. while i saw has been defeated and all of syria's been sentence fighting
continues and many other areas are still present in pockets but only holds parts of the strategically unimportant eastern countryside central and western syria largely under government control much of the north is held by u.s. backed kurdish groups which is a concern for neighboring turkey it's backing rebel groups in the area around the town of al bomb which are prevented kurdish control of all the key border crossings opposition groups including the free syrian army and shall have parts of the province in the west that are to the south. and a number of enclaves in central syria including in the capital damascus as the war appears to be winding down each faction is trying to consolidate control of its territories to allow it to stay a claim and any future government well let's get more on this now we're joined by andrew tabler syrian affairs analyst and senior fellow at the washington institute for near east policy and he's joining us via skype from washington d.c.
always good to have you with us on al-jazeera so why are we seeing easton go to hit even though it's listed as a deescalation zone where military activity is prohibited under that agreement between iran turkey and russia. question so this is happening the conflict oftentimes when we go to towards negotiations seemingly sealed agreements are not c. old. it's also hard to predict the activities of the regime the interesting thing is the russian involvement and they're one of the sponsors so we have to wait and see but it's not a good sign and it's a bit of deja vu. process it is as you say something that happens before negotiations the syrians there was usually an uptick of violence by the soviet government on the opposition and it never bodes well for talks have got the next round of the geneva due to start soon. that's right it's just designed i think to
run down the capital of the. negotiating councils or to speak of the opposition and run down them or now but it doesn't make getting an agreement any easier and you also mentioned you know we've seen the russian strikes and they had interesting because we've had statements from the russian government along with the u.s. government these joint statements for weeks now saying that there's not a military solution to the war and syria and yet we're seeing these strikes so it's very difficult to to take those statements seriously i mean what are russia doing here well the russians and iranians in the regime are using military force to shape the diplomatic process and that's. you know a very good tactic in terms of getting results in many many hours they're willing to escalate or able to do so the problem for the united states and so i said there
are unwilling to escalate and that's the reason why russia and the regime are doing this and i'm afraid you know there was wasn't there some hope that these deescalation zones the joint russia taking iran negotiations well having you know at least some success at reducing the violence but if we see that agreement violated at the opposition's expense then what success can these. negotiations have for any other than a mold and then the syrian government well or or it dresses up military victory as a diplomatic victory parallel processes in sochi and i asked him and so on and a lot of fear that that's what's happening and let's wait and see how that comes out the russians. need to track and there are a must have to thank you very much for your time on this that and you to have a joining us live from washington d.c.
thank you my pleasure. let's move on to other news now saudi arabia has begun to lift its blockade on yemen after three weeks medical supplies were flying and the first ship carrying food has now been loaded with yemen facing a famine and u.n. aid workers say much more is needed and quickly peter sharp reports. the saudis have promised to lift the blockade of the yemen port of her died four days ago but it was only on sunday that the first desperately needed food supplies were unloaded . now the ship has reached the port of her they entered carrying flour and relief materials weighing five thousand five hundred tons this is not enough for the many people needs but we hope this is a good sign to open the port of her data and lift the siege of many provinces. unicef says a child dies every ten minutes from preventable diseases that would equate to more
than five hundred children dead in those last four days alone. five thousand tons of flowers unloaded on saturday but it's just a trickle too little and far far too late for the most vulnerable today it is fair to say that yemen is one of the worst places on earth to be a child more than eleven million. yemeni children are to be in acute need of humanitarian assistance that's almost every single yemeni boy and girl unicef says the war in yemen is sadly a war on children close to five thousand children have been killed or seriously injured in the last two and a half years and it welcomes the opening of the airport at santa it allowed us to send in a first humanitarian convoy one point nine million doses of
vaccines vaccines that are urgently needed to vaccinate six hundred thousand children across yemen since the saudi led coalition began fighting the who tees in two thousand and fifteen the country's basic infrastructure no longer exists. the blockade began on november sixth after hooty rebels fired a ballistic missile into saudi arabia the saudi military said the pull ok was imposed to stop weapons being smuggled into yemen but the un is warning that commercial imports of food and fuel must also resume the world food program says continuing to choke off those supplies could have a disastrous effect on fourteen million people living in the remote regions of northern yemen completely unable to cope for themselves peter shop al jazeera. now saudi arabia's crown prince has told
a forty one nation alliance of muslim nations that terrorists cannot be allowed to tarnish the name of islam mohammad omar was speaking at the first meeting of the islamic military counter-terrorism alliance and riyadh. there is no doubt today's meeting is of great significance simply for the reason that over the past he is terrorism has been wreaking havoc in our respective countries in the absence of concerted coordination between our countries this is becoming history with the establishment of this coalition more than forty islamic countries have dovetailed efforts in combating terrorism with it militarily financially or in terms of political and intelligence cooperation. and the crown prince also offered his condolences to egypt with three hundred five people were killed on friday off to find his target in a mosque in northern sinai mass graves have been made for some of the victims which included twenty seven children and egypt's president abdel fattah el-sisi has promised the use of brutal force against those responsible and there's been
a vigil in gaza for the victims of the egypt attack malcolm webb was there. hundreds of people have gathered here. killed in the attack in egypt since friday. fire at a mosque in the town of and all recent killing more than two hundred had already said about one hundred kilometers from here many palestinians live in the halls of egypt so some people here knew some of those who were killed this morning events organized by some of gaza's political factions but it has some political significance this is a message of sort of going to the muslims would be born after the. meeting with was a board or. it's a buddhist and. date it is brokering reconciliation sold to. political parties and.
that's the name factions this is meant to lead to hand over of power here on friday from hamas to the palestinian authority of ministration and its opponents of these developments for. you to arrive in gaza tomorrow right these are reasons why i promise not to belittle facts and i want to show solidarity with egypt at the moment but many people in gaza on outing have rather been several repeated that failed attempts at reconciliation before what are they waiting to see what will happen in the coming days if this reconciliation will actually produce something. we have plenty more ahead on the news including voting cuban style candidates on the campaign plus. what's being denied this is not just our language school it's also respect for all right that's the mind of a language we need gaelic speakers trying to save their native tongue and of even
a francaise the country celebrates its first davis cup tennis title and sixteen do you as joe will have the full details coming up. on during the voting in a presidential election that's widely expected to keep the current leader in power for a controversial second term. though adam and this leaves the center right national party he's been praised for reducing the high murder rate and raising economic growth but critics say he's tightening has a grip on policy through a compliant supreme court that overturned a constitutional ban on a one term limits let's get more on this now with our correspondents money on a sanchez she's joining us from the capital of the polls close in money on how they looking. that's right
a little bit cold close an hour ago and only the people who have been in mine at the bully things won't happen you know allowed to continue voting so. many areas where people are still voting at this time now there have been a break you know an observation here no doubt from previous elections that i've covered here usually. you know like an. hour. one hour. holding it down for one hour but this time. the fight did not. time and that has called for. for the political opposition political parties they have complained to try to do it all there's been some scuffles in some of the. polling stations with people injured slightly and one person. that's why do not have for freedom any media to give out any
extra holes into two hours after closing time so we know about an hour from now there will be a first exit polls. the first official president our results will be the about two hours from now however the most important a result of tonight we'll see in about four hours from now when the. electoral tribunal will have the first official results with about sixty percent of the polls however having said there will not be a final result tonight. that's what you will pass away still most of the vote comes from a remote area here and that could be on tuesday ok so no polls yet we are expecting the president amanda says to be reelected and do we expect the
results to be contested. well the political opposition parties have been saying for a few days now that they expect things after the election will be raised or have to break and they said they will not accept official results so they have monitors to every single polling station and they say that they will wait until they see the final results so they can compare that with their own results and see if they can call this election prosperity for money and i thank you very much for that that's the money on the. sanchez who is monitoring the election results come in for in on the thank you. has held its first elections one year after the death of fidel castro the new national assembly is expected to pick a successor for eighty six year old raul castro who says he'll step down in
february after serving two five year terms a latin america editor and explains what it means for the communist country after six decades of castro rule. this is cuban style democracy from seven am people voted in the only election in which ordinary citizens have direct participation several this enthusiastically explains that unlike in other countries municipal council candidates are not allowed to campaign. their biographies and qualities are posted everywhere so you can read about them and make your choice. the choice begins in town halls where each neighborhood proposes someone to represent them cubans are electing twelve and a half thousand delegates out of more than twenty seven thousand candidates but not a single one of them belongs to the opposition even though this year for the first time an unprecedented number of dissidents attempted to run but without success.
medium labor a long time opponent says it's impossible not. don't have to be a member of the communist party to run but if the party doesn't approve it you can't be a candidate in this system nothing is as it seems it's a system designed to perpetuate a one party socialist state or as they say here the revolution. and it will be put to the test in february when in directly elected national assembly chooses the successor to president raul castro marking the end of the sixty year castro era. well known musician process opposes the election process. no system is perfect but in other countries you have the right to vote for a political project and next time say no this doesn't work i want to bid on another project or modify it in cuba you can't. three years ago that process was temporarily blacklisted after this performance but he's saying that he wanted to
choose his president by direct vote. it's widely presume that this man first vice president begins with a place where all gastro but as character says points out it's not up to him. i have no way of knowing since we don't choose or decide that's why people feel that those at the top decide for you. the decision that is supposed to begin here at the municipal level with those who disagree can only protest by casting a black vote you see in human i'll just see down. to pakistan now where thousands of workers of a political party are calling for more demonstrations as blasphemy protests continue to escalate pakistan's and the government and the military have agreed not to use force to disperse the protesters the decision came after prime minister shahid khan abassi held emergency talks with the army chief the demonstrators have
been on the streets since the eighth of november when a man who treat both an electoral laws was changed a lot in the oath proclaiming muhammad to be the last prophet of islam was changed and that something the protestors say amounts to blasphemy the change was for free with the draw the protesters are demanding the law minister and other cabinet ministers resign while the demonstrators have been blocking a key highway connecting the capital islamabad with the city of our pending kemal harbor is among the thousands of people stranded on the roads he reports from on the highway between lahore and islam a bad. after a botched done by the security forces there disperse the crowds holding a major intersection in rawalpindi fairly late on saturday the pakistani military chief. to come back to islamabad for a meeting with the country's prime minister kaukauna bochy here the prime minister there were not an option that the people love the military and therefore the
military could not be used against the people that it could only be the last option earlier the government had. the military to come in aid of the civilian administration something that did allowed by the pakistani constitution or the progress on the military chief saying that the military was not very good deploy across the country that this was a crisis that had to be rethought as politically through dialogue the prime minister the interior minister and the chief minister of the pun job a grieving with the military chief this is the first time since the crisis began there did a ray of hope now it is important to see what kind of reaction comes from those protesters who have been laying siege to the entire country well let's get more on this now we're joined by raza remain writer and scholar in residence at attica college and he's joining us via skype from i think a new york very good to have you with us on al-jazeera. why are these protesters so
angry about this with do they see it as a softening of a stance towards this ahmadi muslim community who don't believe mohamed is the last prophet and for that belief you know considered normal muslims and to have been persecuted in pakistan. yes partly the protests were sparked by the change that you mentioned earlier and that that is what led to this whole love mess in the first place but that change was very minor it was just a matter of language you know the no pakistani government can actually touch that law given the sensitivities in the country about this issue so just a mere change in language to these protests where the government was down to has gone to my saying on this issue on the fidelity of prophet muhammad and later on the parliament the storm. the regional o't and still the protesters were not happy and they wanted the law minister to resign and many
commentators it is now on the hard say that you know just as have the backing of sections of the military establishment others say that the government itself was doing that to bring a bad name to the military so you don't deny it's all breaking it's a theory at least on a very interesting the military statement actually that neither the protesters nor the government should do anything violent it seems like an odd statement to make almost equating the government when protesters. absolutely this statement has cause a lot of debate in the country because according to the constitution of pakistan the military has to support the government policy and age of the civilian power when you have such emergencies and general security issues however the military has emerged as always as a neutral clear in this case and therefore you know decisions that would
take him on sunday evening were as follows that he believes he will not become part of the crackdown efforts instead. to do find a peaceful solution for justice now that not just tradition is basically giving in to their we rational demands and bringing the government to its knees perhaps or leading the downfall of the government and they are and there's never question the resignation i mean not requesting demanding rather the resignation of the law minister even though the law has been reversed and as you say as well saying the protests are continuing so are they just always on what the protest to say is blasphemy or do you think that the group behind the protests is actually trying to gain political prominence there as a general election in pakistan next year. absolutely you nailed it this is you. and the love that pakistanis. like all
muslims you know for political advantage and they want to not just not make the laws. they want the entire government. this is also led to a mobilization of this jugular subset of the holy muslims going to release in south asia and you know they are in the next general election also looking to displace this government and bystanders was at a standstill because we don't know what is going to happen next mr ahmed is going to get your thoughts on this very made joining us live from ethic in new york thank you. to zimbabwe now a newspaper is reporting that robert mugabe was granted full immunity and a payment of ten million dollars to convince him to step down as president the zimbabwe independent also says the former president's been promised he can keep all his properties and that he'll be paid his salary for the rest of his life that the
ruling party disputes mugabe got a special deal how demitasse reports from her body. officials in zanu p.f. say that robert mugabe got the usual standard normal retirement package given to any former head of state we're told that he wants to stay in zimbabwe he plans to do that but he is able to leave the country and go to singapore for his usual regular medical check ups he's indicated he wants to do some farming in the country and we've heard his wife grace mugabe is still planning to build the robert mugabe university all eyes are now on the new president and when i got well and the cabinet he is going to form some indication say that it could be as early as monday when the cabinet is announced people are wondering will he be inclusive when he work with opposition party leaders we also work with other political parties which could indicate that he is maybe genuine about being a unifying leader but some zimbabweans fear that if we see more of the old guard in cabinet it could indicate nothing really has changed on the ground and they fear is
that if that is the case in things one transform quickly in terms of the economy the main thing. who are struggling economically and financially is the economy who is the finance minister going to be the hope that individual is someone who can work with the international community bring investment into the country create jobs and we substitute the struggling economy still ahead on the news hour to have their say. to democracy as millions turn out for provincial polls. for what could be one of his most delicate overseas trips yet focusing on the plight of the revenger and manchester city leave it late in a way at the top of the premier league details coming up. in sport.
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mexico weather conditions are looking draw and find somewhat of south america where we've got a few showers across ecuador through into proof and bolivia this frontal system across parts of power acquires given some heavy rain and there will be some heavy rain affecting rio de janeiro. over a hundred and sixty years ago. station started a band in an arty street in cairo. dead brass band was so popular it gave birth to an entire musical genre. a century and a half later the sound still resonates with many interruptions today us about the people's music at this time on al-jazeera. it really is the international perspective that. other news outlets enforcement says about.
me journalism is about public service and making a difference in people's lives i'm amazed every day by reporting on al-jazeera and the places that my colleagues go it inspires me to take a different approach to how i use your. good to have you with us on the al-jazeera news on these are our top stories at least fifty people have been killed in just twenty four ellis and government and russian air strikes in syria twenty three people were killed in the government to
strike in the rebel held damascus suburb. while more than thirty were killed in a russian attack on a gathering of displaced people and their province. of yemen has been partially lifted off to three weeks and medical supplies have been flown and in the first ship carrying food has been on loaded millions of yemenis are on the verge of starvation off the years of war and tight water shortages and tight restrictions on imports including eight. government says it's deployed the military to disperse protesters near the capital islamabad six people have died in clashes between police and demonstrators since saturday just as we walked along minister to resign after a change in an election otoh signals blasphemous. now relatives of the one hundred sixty six people killed in the two thousand and eight. acts angry a key suspect has been released by pakistan families of the victims laid wreaths
and let candles on the line the anniversary of the attack ten gunmen targeted luxury hotels a major train station and a jewish center on friday half a side the founder of a banned group linked to the attacks was released from house arrest in pakistan for nine days and me tonight he had to stand should not have released him yes i feel sad and for the people who have lost their lives it's very sad for them. watches and their politicking part of the elections that marked the final stage of a peace process that started eleven years ago the aim is to turn the country into a federal democratic republic so been a stress to reports from my long district. the early morning call is no deterrent for these people in the district they have come to exercise their right to vote district and national officials have been working for days to ensure the election happens. the new constitution is being implemented and as
a local elections have already taken place this is the first phase of election for national and as did as and this election is important because we do about implementing the constitution. the first phase of this election is happening in the hills and mountains where climate and terrain can be challenging the second phase will take place on december seventh in more moderate climate there are nearly six thousand registered voters here and competition is fierce every vote counts and representatives from all sides are keeping a tight watch. there are candidates representing both the left alliance of nepal's communist party unified marxist leninist and the form of maoist and the democratic alliance of the nepali congress and the right of center parties. one candidate will represent this district in the national assembly and two in the state assembly but for people like groom who runs
a hotel here this election is more about development done tourism and imo i really hope that we get a good representative tourism is important for us and we need good roads for people and tourists here we also need schools and hospitals and district is on a trucking route and has recently been plagued by roads but the journey is precarious polls close at five in the evening local time but by late afternoon most people have already cost of while in milan district officials say that more than the expected number of people have cast their ballots nationally the turnout has we know making it difficult to predict the outcome of this election which will turn into a federal republic. out of there when an district in a. part of france is left to run for a six day visit and bangladesh is expected to address the one hundred refugee crisis during the trip more than six hundred thousand one hundred have fled violence and myanmar to bangladesh in the past three months
a pilot has previously condemned me on last treatment of the hinge of a scot high live reports from the gone he faces unique challenges on the strip. roman catholic leader pope francis has been an advocate for refugees and the oppressed around the world on monday he embarks on a trip to the region facing one of the biggest force exodus in the world this year previously he called the muslim or hindu good and peaceful people tortured and killed simply because of their fate. during his visit the main focus will be on their plight but many will also be focused on whether the pope actually calls them . something the catholic leadership in myanmar has advised him against there are six hundred fifty thousand catholics in myanmar that's less than two percent of the country's population which is overwhelmingly buddhist. a member of un song to cheese ruling party explains why they don't want the pope to use the word. we
do not accept the temora hinges they are bengalis muslims from bangladesh so we would like to request that he use the official term if the tape uses the ten you have to assume that it's an insult to. one bishop from a remote pocket of catholics in chin state is hopeful the visit will go smoothly. there might be some differences of opinion between the pope and the me on my government but since he's been invited to this country i'm sure they will be understanding a growing list of nations and international bodies are calling the military crackdown on the right ethnic cleansing something myanmar rejects. visiting both sides of the crisis the pope will meet military and civilian leaders here in myanmar who also hold a large mass and gone the nation's largest city. then later in the week he'll travel to bangladesh where hundreds of thousands of refugees are sheltering with
plans to meet a group over him and the country's leadership across myanmar traveling here to see there are some trips taking days by road and by rail and some sleeping outside so they can be here. i'm ok with the fact that he's coming for everyone in the country not only for christians. our country is not there are many conflicts the pope will bring peace here we need development i hope he's going to help bring development high hopes for the pope's first visit to myanmar. in which he will need to not only bring the message of peace from a religious leader but channel the abilities of an artful diplomat it's got harder al-jazeera. now several flights to and from bali have been cancelled because of volcanic activity. into the sky since tuesday geological experts are warning a major eruption is possible the volcano last erupted in one thousand nine hundred
sixty three killing more than a thousand people and destroying several villages cambodians promised has called for the closure of one of the main human rights groups the cambodian center for human rights was founded by opposition leader. is in jail on treason charges the charges against him the main opposition party was disbanded by the top quarter earlier this month rights groups say is one of the walls longest serving prime ministers systematically silencing critics. now ireland is in the grip of a political crisis over a police whistleblower scandal that's happening as its neighbor the u.k. negotiates breaks it which is huge implications for the irish republic the opposition is demanding the resignation of deputy prime minister francis fitzgerald who is accused of failing to protect a police officer who was smeared and victimized after revealing systemic corruption prime minister leo but out co who's standing by his embattled deputy now faces the
prospect of a no confidence vote next week by the second largest party phina for oil it could pulled out his minority government and lead to snap elections just as the u.k. and ireland discuss what will happen with the british controlled northern ireland when bush and leaves the e.u. . well down the road back on is director of research at dublin city university's law school and government and he explained the effect the political standoff and arland could have on brics it. i think what it does is it creates further instability further uncertainty we don't have if you don't have to go to dr to compliment the situation we don't have a government belfast and of course we have a chaotic and divided government is one of them so from the user perspective giving with bribes it's meeting with the irish issue which is of course a very important article because issues it means is that for us perspective it's very difficult to know who to negotiate and to the people they negotiate with have
a corollary to make it remains which will probably stand for decades and this is why i think it's a critical time and it's a critical challenge to keep this government together because the you of course is the summit coming up a critical summit to decide whether it's a double station from phase want face to the up the issue of the border which separates northern ireland partisanship or part of those people stations and if there's no irish government in place and of course you get coverage of the are from disappeared into these issues what is dublin wrestles with on the certainty of its government there as a political stalemate also in northern ireland they part of the island under british control and their pals being shared a pain probably british unionists and irish republicans who want the island to be one nation about the governing administration in northern ireland has been deadlocked for almost a year by disagreements with a legal status of the irish language is central to the divisions. of explains from
belfast. that's a cultural center in west belfast irish speakers discuss the issues of the day many want the irish language to have official status in the courts the regional parliament and on road signs like gaelic in scotland and welsh in wales very few people speak their language fluently here around eleven percent claimed to have some knowledge of irish a figure that steadily growing among republicans who favor a united ireland over british rule. along with protection and. in that sense being denied. recognition of our language of respect for our identity for the past decade power has been shared here the regional assembly between representatives of the pro british democratic unionist party the deep and
the irish republican shin fein party. pulled out in january complaining it wasn't being treated as an equal party central to their demand is an irish language act many republicans see the language as an expression of their political identity they say it's a matter of civil rights. which is my heart and soul but it was a core of my skin and you could easily identify me as being of a different color and the d.p. worse than give it equal rights this guy i think clear. for us this is discrimination but there's no appetite for compromise among hard line unionists many see an irish language as a means of eroding and eventually ending british sovereignty the demands for formation feen our political demands which i would say are vast open and the language of civil rights and i think if you needed to put forward is not a proposal for an irish language activia second language. a political proposal to
get. the disputes literally edged on the streets of belfast this graffiti calls for an irish language act here in republican catholic west belfast the local councils have allowed residents to have their road signs in english and irish cross over to east belfast in union is pro british areas exclusively english if the deadlock doesn't end by december the british government may choose to take back direct control of the region on doing is of political progress republicans say the irish language is an expression of identity for many unionists it's a weapon in a cultural war. belfast south korea of a whether or not to abolish its antiabortion go on the announcement came out of two hundred thirty thousand people filed a petition calling for the law want to be abolished criminalized abortion one
thousand fifty three the korean war now students in japan use an op to try to make sense of the north korea crisis they connecting with other students whose families came from there to japan reports from tokyo. tokyo separated by. on one side chuckie high bar and installation student who studied at the university the wall. how high was the bridge. why did you build it. so the best friend she. wanted to communicate with students at the north korean school on the other side of the wall so she used her. as a way to overcome the problem. on the other side students rejoin an ethnic
north korean works on her latest acrylic creation in her studio the sixty year old korean diversity like many students here her family descends from north koreans who came to japan during its colonization of the korean peninsula her paintings reflect her search for identity in the divide between her family's homeland and japan the works demonstrate her personal struggle with hope and despair for the future of both nations and what i was about to when i was born and raised in tokyo but up until university i received an if nic education i'm third generation if not korean my grandfather came here during the war but he died when i was small so i didn't hear many of his stories and met since the identity of a third generation as wavering. jockey and remit at a combined schools exhibition they works had to be lifted over the wall to the gallery with jockeys previous bridge building experience and idea was hatched to
build another bridge so he could float effortlessly for the first time across the border. i could talk about wash and ideal relationship might look like but it seems far off if a war breaks out will be the first victims because about vulnerable position in society. the project started deep discussion about the different ethnic backgrounds and sparked debate throughout both campuses here's the question i follow the news and look at visitors feedback of our work or sometimes feel powerless by showing what art can do i think there are things you can change what these students have achieved is a connection through common understanding a sort of diplomacy and as tensions increase on the korean peninsula it is an achievement which has so far eluded their political leaders many students like ri and say they are scared by the strong rhetoric and threats of nuclear war and find it hard to see a future before. the image was crossing the national border
a bridge is very symbolic and the location also has meaning it was a project that may just magine a story line as the war of words is collated between the united states and north korea it's students like ri and cherokee who stand in the crossfire contemplating an uncertain future craig leeson al-jazeera tokyo. now scientists in australia are encouraging people to help them study native frogs by recording the creatures themselves they're straining museum has designed a smartphone app that can record the unique sounds of two hundred and forty frogs spacings the end for the end is under threat from climate change predators and human development not many frogs sort of rabbit approach that you get with. that sound like a lot tat stripping tennis thing absolutely everything so some of the frogs that you might hear might sound like fuck fuck fuck. great great great so amazing
diversity and this fun will help you capture those calls and then we can identify who's who where frogs are and how they're doing. in other sports news still ahead on the news hour. the formula one season wraps up with mercedes on top of the podium again joe we'll look at how the new management has helped the sport get in touch with the facts. overthrown and exiled their point again saying through all this miss me an intimate film about the struggle of the elected leader of madagascar to return to his country and reinstate his presidency he knows that the truth is fish play and a numbers game if you think she is sinking in the literature this return of
a president at this time on al-jazeera the nature of news as it breaks the last time senegal qualified for the world cup was in two thousand to fifteen years old and hope to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage hard to imagine that only seven years ago people were living right here farming shrimp now the sea has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to caracas a missed opportunity a rock. star for sport now his job. thanks very much will we start with tennis where france also
celebrating winning the davis cup they took a two one lead over belgium. into the final day in louisville but were pushed all the way to a deciding fifth singles match as helen gleason reports. with nine players ranked in the side the top one hundred fronts were always going to be one of the favorites to win tennis is to the world cup. belgium may only have two top one hundred players but one of them is wild number seven because fun. and he showed why he's been one of the best players on the a.t.p. old season with a straight sets win over french number one joe wilfred tsonga. the old so with the final all square at two matches apiece it was over to veteran belgian steve dusty and the youngster of the french team because. he was just seven years
old when france last won the davis cup in two thousand and one but the world number eighteen didn't show any signs of nerves as he demolished his elder opponent to secure a tenth davis cup title for his country. break again for the belgians who also lost the trying to fifteen final to great britain but with their first title in sixteen years france and now the joint the most successful nation in the one hundred seventeen year long history of the event for captain yannick know it's a third title in charge up to also leading france a victory in one nine hundred ninety one on one thousand nine hundred six and with such strength and depth in his team it wouldn't be surprising if they added to that tally in the near future helen place and al-jazeera. well after twenty races the seventeen formula one season has come to a close in abu dhabi it was hamilton had already secured his four world title in mexico two races ago but it was his new sadie's teammate phil terry both of us who
clenched victory in the final race of the year on sunday and headed how will turn for the third queen of his career the two drive is also secured a fourth constructors' championship from the sadie's in october. surely surely before you say well. sebastian vettel was thirteen up to secure second place in the overall standings in the race monkey and a philippe masses' f one career the brazilian leaving the sports after fifteen seasons. big big congratulations to. an amazing job today to hold me off but it was a it was a great race i didn't i just gave it everything every single lap it's very very hard to overtake here so what you have to last sector struggle a little bit but i gave it everything is congrats divides really very happy for him and again very you know very much congratulations to who is on the season it is i was there to win the championship this year in the end i hate to say it but he was the better man so i'm sure you know we will do our bit over the winter and
hopefully come back stronger well this season has been the first on the new management company liberty media while they've talked about making big changes to revive the sport they've done very little an announcement this week about changing the sports logo didn't go down well with fans earlier i spoke to a foreign journalist phil duncan who's still confident the liberty media will do well for formula one. i mean there's lots of things that they could change form and one and the logos probably want it doesn't really need need changing so i mean i guess in fairness then you can understand why they want to do they want you know put them on and changing the logo is one of those things i think the biggest change so far has been there are more social media which is in the past. wasn't a fan of it so they feel they've made this temple now they've given the teams and drivers access to to shoot. at racetracks which they want out steve before and
they've definitely grown the sport social media it's gone from about zero two that's it's a much higher so that's that's the biggest thing that they've done in terms of actually what you know the schedule format or anything else has been too much of a change and i think there's a sense of perhaps frustrations that it's also sort of final months of that first year in charge that we haven't seen perhaps enough from them there's been a lot of talking hasn't been quite enough action for me yet but maybe going forward we may see more but sort of for the moment you know a huge difference or he changed so this is a format that bernie presided over so many years. nervous kate that the draw against second place for lengthier when they should have really won the top of the table clash messi and his team were left frustrated when his goal was disallowed even they replaced showed it clearly crossed the line second place but i went in front through of the go but a late goal from jody alba and showed a share of the points in the one one draw and it keeps balls low four points in
front that much city have moved eight points clear at the top of the english premier league pep guardiola side came from a goal down to beat huddersfield two one on sunday so levelled it before raheem sterling school the went out late in the second half we need this kind of situations happen. we have to leave that situation so good last month in the happening one has to leave be in trouble because. one yells down on us to leave it to him not doing the right the last seven games think games to fight to win the premier league you have to leave these kind of games elsewhere everton's ways continued as they slumped to afford to feed as southampton but arsenal have moved into the top four in the premier league a last minute penalty from alexis sanchez earning them a one zero win at burnley organizers of the castle twenty twenty two world cup have unveiled the design for what they say will be the torments first reusable stadium
brewed in doha will see forty thousand spectators and host matches up to the quarterfinals and it's made up of shipping containers which can then be taken down and reassembled for use elsewhere once the world cup is over. russia's ban from international track and field events has been extended by the international federation the idea say the ban which was first put in place in two thousand and fifteen will stay as long as key russian sports and political figures continue to divide the country has a doping system in place unless there is some acknowledgement of what happened before there can be no assurance that it will not happen again. therefore the task force recommend it to the i don't want to have counsel that to serve not be reinstated at this time. and finally go for white only played his
first european tour event thirteen years ago and at the two hundred sixty fourth time on sunday he won his maiden title it was a nerve wracking finish at the hong kong open for the thirty seven year old australian who called it a final round of sixty eight to finish eleven on the paul the tall man looked to be heading for a playoff but rough accompany a beo failed to make paul on the eighteenth to hand a first ever european talk round to the world number three hundred and ninety. and those are useful for now more later. doesn't for the news hour but i'm back in just a couple of minutes with another full news bulletin.
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drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seventh's monitoring of drivers. if you were in beijing looking out the pacific ocean you'd see american warships when mess was that somehow time is aiming to replace america and around the world well the chinese are not that stupid these guys want to dominate a huge chunk of the planet this sounds like a preparation for our first president george washington said if you want peace prepare for war the coming war on china at this time. at least fifteen people were killed in syrian and russian jets bombed.