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you're watching the news hour live from headquarters and. coming up in the next sixty minutes diplomatic and military tensions on two fronts in syria turkey builds up troops on one stretch of its border as the u.s. plays down its role in supporting a new force further east a rare show of unity by the two koreas ahead of the winter olympics but not everyone is happy in the south plus. celebrations in ethiopia after the release of an opposition leader and hundreds of other prisoners as part of a government amnesty. and pope francis wades into a centuries old conflict in chile calling for unity in the struggle for indigenous rights. hello we begin on the turkish syrian border where tensions are rising on two different fronts. turkey is reported to be massing forces near the kurdish
controlled on klav off in the northern syrian town as part of a so-called deescalation zone now turkey regards the kurdish party that controls the enclave as quote terrorists ankara is also unhappy with reports that the united states is forming a new kurdish military force that's further east in the area around the town of co bonnie media reports have spoken up for u.s. sponsored force of thirty thousand something the turkish foreign minister says would cause irreversible damage to relations with the united states and after a meeting with his turkish counterpart wednesday the u.s. sectors they rex tillerson says those reports are not accurate he says the u.s. is only training n.t.i. so kurdish fighters in the area something it's been doing for a long time the united states years and takes seriously the concerns of our nato ally turkey we recognize the humanitarian contributions
a military sacrifices turkey has made towards defeating isis towards their support of millions of syrian refugees and stabilizing areas of syria it has helped liberate we must turkey's close cooperation in achieving a new future for syria that ensure security for syria's neighbors stephanie decker joining us from montauk in turkey that's an area syria near syria's that northwestern border and despite the words by the u.s. sectors they rex tillerson we know that turkey is angry plans of this new border force so what's happening with that. that's right we just had a statement from the foreign minister and he said that those assurances weren't enough they were welcome to the letter and you're saying it was the right start but basically saying that they were giving united states is giving mixed messages one of the main issues they have that they've been reiterating is that they want the y.p. g. that's the backbone really of the syrian democratic forces that the u.s.
arm to help fight eisel which is now becoming really the issue of contention between turkey and the united states to give back the weapons that america gave them to fight because turkey says the fight is over while the americans are saying this border force is not a border force it's basically an internal force that will be present yes along turkey's border east of the euphrates and along iraq's border because of internal security and to to stop the resurgence of isis and also deal with an iranian threat so it's very complicated during at the same time you have tanks and soldiers amassing along this section of the border because turkey is threatening to and to leave very briefly before we go to our report that wraps it all up in terms of diplomatic move you have the chief of stock turkey's chief of staff traveling to moscow today with the head of intelligence to meet his counterpart why is that significant well because the russians are in a free they have people there they also control its airspace also hearing from the turkish foreign minister that they say they're in close the go with the with the
russians and with iran because about their space because they intend to go in and clear the wipe out of our feet having said all that let's try and simplify that by looking at this report of those tensions that are developing the turkish army is steadily increasing its presence along this stretch of the syrian border president russia has been threatening to attack the kurdish run area for almost a week now there's been sporadic shelling after the mines in the northwest of syria turkey borders the area in the north and west turkish troops are present inside syria on its southern edge and to the east or turkish backed syrian rebels so it is in effect surrounded. african is one of you autonomy's enclaves controlled by the syrian kurdish p.y.t. party and its armed wing the y.p. g the i.p.g. has been working with the us in order to push ice a lot of syria not enough rain further east of the euphrates river in turkey seize the y.p. g. is an offshoot of the kurdistan workers' party or p k k which it together with the
u.s. in europe considers a terrorist organization a free has been relatively peaceful throughout this war and it hosts tens of thousands of internally displaced syrians the americans have never had a presence here unlike the other kurdish run area of syria but the russians do and i'm chris says it has every right to protect its borders and the timing is interesting or the believe that if you will be able to eliminate the one. threats from that region. there once all is a border in. to undermine or cancel the kurdish autonomy in the future and in the north of syria there are upcoming talks in sochi at the end of the month russia has invited the kurds much to the annoyance of turkey it will let you know after him has been there for quite a long time as never through like you know was it a serious issue to threats or turkey but they are going to probably need to these
kind of nationalistic. you know rhetoric and potentially use its military in order to be able to gain more. with the upcoming elections in turkey so i think that comes the doctor cannot be. set aside when it comes to the attention of interaction and into a frame tensions have been stoked further in recent days by the us announcement of a so-called border force which will be based east of the euphrates along the border with turkey and iraq and the y.p. g. will form its backbone not. the united states and nato supports a terrorist organization that threatens turkey can this be acceptable it's unacceptable and inexplicable. but u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson says it's not a border force the u.s. role has been mr trade and turkey is owed an explanation he says the build up is aimed at countering the resurgence of eisel will be internally focused and is
important for the stability of syria however that's not what others involved in syria's war think ankara ron moscow and damascus have a voice their opposition to force. more than seventy. for the war in syria stephanie do all these developments mean that the war is entering a new phase. well i think now that the common enemy ice still has pretty much been pushed out of the most of its territory in syria what you're seeing now is all the international players involved in this war jury trying to carve out you know there's theories of influence if you will i mean if we just look at the three for example the russians are based there they've been you know on and off supporting the kurds will now turkey is talking to them about allowing them to attack i mean to push the wiping out of that area at the same time you have the americans saying they're backing. into this new force to help secure the country the turks have an issue without the iranians have an issue with that
moscow has an issue damascus has an issue it is shockingly complicated and i think the highlight of all of this really is that it seems to be the syrians who are holding the least sway when it comes to how things are unfolding but certainly we have talks scheduled in russia coming up in sochi in vienna and i think it's still very very difficult to see how any of these sides are going to find common ground ok stephanie is a reporter from thank you when i speak to. a global risk analyst at the geneva center for security policy and that is where he is joining us from geneva thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so let's just pause for a moment and take a look at the u.s. his role here now in the past the u.s. has declared. with eisel defeated the caliphates gone it will draw down its support for the kurds yet now you have this announcement off a new security border force and you have the u.s. sectors that rex tillerson recently saying as early as this week saying that the american troops will remain in syria long after their fight against eisel seeming
to imply that the u.s. is in no hurry to leave the country is that is that an accurate assessment. well we are witnessing now if you on the second part of the operation in syria the first one was the defeat of isis and this is almost done except for a few pockets and there were some kind of agreements between the different actors in the region. for school which was defeating isis now the second objectives are popping up and obviously here this is where you have problems because the u.s. has relied on surrogates. forces that have that are completely opposed to the objectives of or turkey turkish interests are to secure its southern border and to. avoid the kurds to establish a presence along the border but for the americans what is very important is that
what we've witnessed with the full of isis is the rule of russia as well as iran so keeping iran in check is very important for the americans and having surrogates proxies on the ground is part of this of this here still that the u.s. is looking to resolve find its goals in syria going forward. not redefining but what we're witnessed over the last few months is that iran has been increasingly present in the region and that creates. uncertainties. in the region so the objective of the u.s. is still to make sure that there will no revival of isis but also to keep in check your inference in the region is especially in syria and when you look at the situation in the town or for free and that is in kurdish controlled syrian town
very close to the border with turkey earth threatening to to overrun laughing something that he has done in the past but does it seem a little bit more serious to you right now and how much is willing to potentially risk a confrontation with the russians there well i think there is no can from tradition for if. the turks have been present in the region in. that part of the country since two thousand sixteen three of day operation you for it. last october. call responsible for maintaining order in the zone around italy so i think that we are currently in a world of words and. americans have backed down from the primary objectives in that part of the country in the enclave but doesn't mean that in the
northeastern part of the can three the forces will not be set up and that approval very likely the american forces will a country viewed to developing this force ok we'll leave it there we thank you mark really for speaking to us from geneva. now officials at the yemeni port of hood say they still haven't received any aid shipments three days after u.s. funded cranes were installed to begin operations the port used to handle seventy percent of yemen's imports but damage from a twenty fifteen air strike and the blockade by the saudi led military coalition has stopped aid coming in and it's pushed yemen to the verge of a famine the conflict in yemen is being discussed at an international peace conference right here in south ha farm where bernard smith is joining us from bernard. in yemen eight point three million people are dependent on food aid four hundred thousand children suffering from severe acute malnutrition and there's
a diptheria outbreak that is spreading rapidly i'm joined by. who's the deputy regional director for the international committee of the red cross of the g.c.c. in yemen you have those cranes that have now been allowed into port how significant is that arrival is it making a difference i mean the cranes and themselves are quite important for the functioning of the port itself but the reality is that the more important issue here is the lessening of restrictions on imports to yemen if the cranes out there in place and cannot flow chips that are needed to support the yemeni population as you know. the yemeni population is dependent on a. ninety percent of the needs of the yemeni people are sustained for imports and as such. the restrictions on imports prevent the. flow of commercial goods and humanitarian aid from reaching the yemeni population so that is where things
should be moving on lessening those christmas i mean of course we we've been talking for a long time about how desperate the situation is in yemen and every week there's some new outbreak of the diptheria outbreak is the latest one to to cause major concerns. if nothing's getting into the poll does what impact is it having on the ground is there anything getting through i mean there are a few ships that are reaching yemen today to be very clear since the limitations imposed on the fourth of november there were less and a few weeks back and now we are entering and one month period that was given by the side to let correlation but nonetheless there are ships that have been arriving during this month to my knowledge by the end of the year there were thirteen vessels that reached a point but that's not enough i mean we need more we need less restrictions on imports fuel is key and a central for the survival of the population in yemen fuel is essential for the running host hospitals in a health system that is faltering only forty five percent of house
a facility is are functioning today in yemen but fuel is also important for water water pumping stations depend on fuel. sewage treatment plants dependent fuel vehicles that collect the garbage depend on fuel and all of this creates a vicious circle where the population being weakened after years of exhausting their resources and not having any more capacity to sustain only have more epidemic's like diphtheria coming back to them if these conditions are not treated immediately you know there are a lot of difficulties for foreign media for any media to report out of yemen we don't hear a lot from that compared to perhaps syria and other areas of conflict in terms of in terms of the areas the i.c.r.c. operates in areas across the world where this enormous challenge is how difficult has it been to service the needs of people in yemen compared to other places i mean yemen has has been a very difficult operation for us we have sustained also the loss of colleagues
within this operation who were killed or kidnapped during these three years of conflict but nonetheless we still without a neutral and impartial humanitarian role. able to connect and to not turk we have key stakeholders in yemen and that means all part. as to the conflict be it on the saudi coalition side be it on the major players players within yemen the who can movement etc etc and even non-state armed groups in general including to the hard ones and those through the role of neutrality and impartial of the of the i.c.r.c. we are able to make a difference in people's lives we are able to reach those cannot reach but to be honest it's. a very heavy toll and it's a very very. exhausting and very difficult operation for. us you have very much for talking to us so those cranes may have arrived in port but there's nothing for them really to unload at the moment and so there is
a need for goods to still be allowed into her day to port to help try and relief the food shortages that are affecting almost all of yemen's population back to the studio bernard thank you is really forces have killed a palestinian man and injured others during a raid in the occupied west bank israeli police say they were searching for man who shot dead a rabbi a week ago. has more from. the rights of place around eleven forty five pm on wednesday night are very special forces went and now we don't know who opened fire first what we do know is that two israeli special forces were injured and a palestinian man was shot dead these radio me say that the palestinian man was responsible for the killing of a rabbi january ninth in nablus now when that happened there was a real thing that things could escalate and there indeed were attacks from settlers against palestinians from local settlements near nablus the settlements clearly
illegal under international law now the israeli army have proof that this man is linked to the killing of that rabbi around two o'clock in the morning engine in the israeli army went in they flatten the man's house and as they began their withdrawal there were severe clashes between the palestinians and the israeli army now there's been no confirmation of any of this from palestinian sources so we all relying on israeli israeli army sources. more head on the al-jazeera news hour including like to make it big in textiles and get rid of clothes. as much. in sport former world number one novak djokovic survives the sweltering heat to reach the third round of the australian open.
but first this missing what it calls groundless accusations by the u.s. president that the kremlin is helping north korea evade international sanctions in an interview also cast doubt on whether talks with north korea's leader would be useful and warned the north is getting closer to building a missile capable of attacking the u.s. mainland he said china could do much more but praised restrictions on oil and coal deliveries to the north. well there has been a mixed response to news north and south korean affluence will march under a unified flag at next month's winter olympics they'll also form a joint women's ice hockey team for the games and south korea's chang several positions have been filed with some complaining it could affect the team's medal chances the announcements follow the first high level meetings between north and south and the south in more than two years a reporter kathy novak has more from seoul. the winter olympics are just twenty two
days away and the two koreas have come to a last minute agreement that they will walk together at the opening ceremony south korean government says it's all part of an effort to promote this event as the peace olympics but not everyone here is happy a recent poll found only about four out of ten support the idea of marching under a unified korean peninsula flag and others are against the idea of a joint women's ice hockey team. i think we need to carry our own flag i'm also against the united team because the athletes have worked so hard as a team so this is not fair and then it's going to leave that up we should be unified anyway so i think it's a good idea we are the only separated nation in the world and i think it's mainly because of political reasons. some critics have questioned the decision to allow south korean athletes to train at a north korean ski resort which is known as the leader kim jong un's pet project they worry that south korea is helping promote tourism there and while there has
been saw in north and south korean relations these talks have been limited to discuss india lympics and not the bigger issue of north korea's nuclear weapons program so the question remains what happens after the olympics when the u.s. and south korea are due to resume joint military drills which always anger the north. fire on a bus and has killed fifty two passengers only five people managed to escape the bus was on the main road between it was a pakistani and russia a route used by migrant workers police are investigating what caused the blaze. human rights campaigners are praising the ethiopian government for releasing four hundred political prisoners as part of a national reconciliation drive they included the opposition leader. who was detained during violent anti-government protests two years ago hundreds were killed in a crackdown on protests by people complaining of government discrimination mohamed
demos founder and editor of pride dot com that's an independent news website about ethiopia he says the releases are a direct result of recent protests. i think you know about a year ago i said gerald fighting for my people my people would let me free in does it say to lee what happened today i think what gives a lot of people of the museum is this the young population that is demanding it is right. for more in ethiopia faces a challenge where the purchases are not going away in it has pushed the ruling party to a corner where now there are divisions even within the governing coalition where the members of the ruling ethiopian people's democratic front essentially embracing the protesters demands calling for reforms i think the.
power struggle within the party and the fact that there is an assertive younger generation of leaders within the ruling party in that in the fact that the protesters and the young people who are taking to the streets in the minding their rights this gives people a lot of them isn't because one way or another change seems inevitable in ethiopia is just a matter of how soon it will come in the way we are going to see more change pope francis is urging indigenous people in chile to stop using violence in their struggle to regain land they say was stolen from them the roman catholic leader a celebrated mass in the region at the center of the my fight for justice our latin america eternal cname and reports from to moco where at least ten churches have been set on fire. this is how indigenous map which is prayed with branches and cries to the sun and the earth and it was with their traditional rites
not the catholic churches that pope francis began his visit to chile's most rest of region he had out. we can hear. saying of a sorrow that cannot be silenced from centuries of injustices that everyone sees taking place. the pope dedicated his homily to the my pooches acknowledging that their blood was spilt on this very airbase chosen for the papal ceremony and that is still being disputed by seven hundred families thousands walk long distances from all over the region to attend even from neighboring argentina. where the arab world we are separated by the end is mountains but we are the same approach of people with the same demands for the return of our ancestral lands that were taken from us. but many couldn't get here because of barricades put up by massed groups who clocked access roads but yet our region has been beaten by too many
conflicts says the pope is closer to god than we are hopefully he can into his seat on our be have for peace. three catholic churches were targeted by arsonists in the lead up to the pope's visit no one has taken responsibility. here. privately. but the vatican spokesman told al-jazeera the pope is not here to mediate the pope called for his to be recognized as a peoples but he made no mention of the key issue of land rights instead he warned against confrontation and violence. and violence begets violence destruction increases fragmentation and separation violence can turn even
the most just cause into a law. book francis's repeated plea for unity is what many wanted to hear but it's unclear whether it will contribute to easing a centuries old dispute in cheese poorest region. in just a few moments we'll have the while the weather with rob but still ahead right here on the al-jazeera news hour. donald trump's presidency has had a huge impact on feminism in the united states and across the globe and a look at that. coming up in sports the toronto raptors are back to winning ways one of the details coming up a little later. by the sky. or off the coast of the italian riviera.
right let's track tropical cyclone better gaeta the one that's been hitting and is now approaching rather near on the first but official of course is at night this is where it went across. is the main island is fairly windy and fairly wet but i don't think particularly destructively there is the spinning top now it's hard to see a central eye to chance we can to some degree but this is daylight pictures from the rain your has clearly wet and windy again i mean these gale force winds to be honest it's rather more than that but as you can see not as sorry destructive thing as a moment sustained winds about one hundred twenty kilometers i've seen reported about ninety five so it's doing a bit of strength just two hundred fifty these movements quite quick now to the southwest circle over the thing is approaching not a union it will be through there fairly quickly and it looks like it will then go dime through open water and disappear but it's getting quite close to crow flies to madagascar now the figures so far has fallen rodriguez the first small island of
the crop to eighty six million is not much but there has been flooding in russia says main island two hundred seventy one is recorded there are obviously resultant flooding reunion so far fifty two will be his the potential overseas for about three hundred that were flooding here to. the weather sponsored by the time place. largest catholic countries would be seeing a dramatic rise in teenage pregnancy. when used investigates why so many filipino children having babies. at this time and al-jazeera. you stand the differences. and similarities of cultures across the world.
when diplomacy fails and. our borders are wide open wide open to drugs. barriers are built to impose division. instead of being. in a four part series revisits the reasons for divisions in different parts of the world and the impact they have on both sides of shame at this time. the top stories on the al-jazeera news hour ties between washington and turkey are under strain after reports the u.s. is forming a kurdish border force in northern syria the turkish foreign minister said
relations would be the reverse of the damage if it goes ahead america's top diplomat says the reports are inaccurate and that the u.s. is only training fighters. israeli forces have killed a palestinian man and injured others during a raid in the occupied west bank israeli police were searching for a man who killed iraq rabbi one week ago. rights campaigners are praising the ethiopian government for releasing four hundred political prisoners including an opposition leader. was the two years ago when hundreds were killed in a crackdown on a roma people protesting against discrimination. human rights watch has called for states and citizens to resist the challenges of what it calls populist demagogues and its annual reports the group describes u.s. president donald trump's policies as racially divisive but welcome the part played by the popular movements and legal challenges in countries including the us hungary
and poland in resisting government threats to human rights the report warns that some countries have stepped back from championing human rights the u.k. because of its preoccupation with bricks at for example and some european countries influenced by xenophobia parties it says. allowing mass atrocities to go unchecked in countries including syria yemen mean more and south sudan but it's a number of other countries. stepped in highlighting the role of canada belgium arland and luxembourg and holding saudi arabia for example to account over its conduct in the war and yemen we can now speak to kenneth roth the executive director of human rights watch itself joining us live from paris thanks for speaking to us he just launched this report a few hours ago and what you've said is the past year shows that rights can be protected from the populous surge the challenge now is to strengthen the defense
how do you strengthen the defense. well i mean i think as you pointed out a year ago it seemed like the populace were unstoppable you know donald trump just entered the white house and it seemed like there was this growing number of political leaders who were finding advantage in demonizing minorities and attacking human rights principles and in undermining democratic institutions and frankly the big news of the last year is the outpouring of resistance that we have seen so you know we've chosen to release the report in paris because emmanuel mccrone epitomizes that resistance in the way that he led his electoral campaign by not trying to mimic the far right but by openly confronting it and embracing democratic principles we've seen this in the united states where there's been an outpouring of a popular rebellion really against excesses and in some cases it's been possible to to mitigate them so you know we don't have a muslim travel ban trump was not able to destroy obamacare was not able to prevent
transgender people from serving in the u.s. military and we've seen similar resistance against prime minister orbán so-called liberal democracy in hungary against poland's efforts to undermine the independent judiciary there against on the duros efforts to undermine democracy in venezuela so it is possible to fight back on the other hand you know in places where there was no resistance either because domestic resistance was suppressed or because the international community didn't care enough the populist have really flourished and we've seen that through you know decimation of turkey's democracy you seen it in presidencies destruction and crushing of civil society in egypt and we've seen a frankly in the way the saudi coalition has committed mass war crimes in yemen in creating the largest humanitarian crisis in the world. that so you've singled out
for example trumps rhetoric you've singled out authoritarianism and in countries like turkey and in egypt what is the biggest danger today to human rights according to him and rights watch. well i mean obviously the populists themselves represent a danger because they feel that they can convince people that the rights of minorities don't matter you know even though once you let governments pick and choose rights all of our rights are in secure because it may be the vulnerable minority today whose rights are attacked but tomorrow it could be the majority the other real danger is that you know in this void of leadership we've seen some governments just you know feel they have a green light to commit atrocities you know that's in a sense what happened with the bernese government's ethnic cleansing of six hundred fifty thousand row hinge of muslims that's in a sense with the saudi crown prince has been able to do in yemen where seven million people face starvation in
a million have suffered cholera that's what we've seen you know in syria where we're putin and assad continue to attack civilians and and our besieging at this very moment three hundred ninety thousand people in eastern guta just ten kilometers away from damascus where they're desperate for food and medical care so it's important to to close this leadership void and for governments to to you know to grab the baton when they can and to step in and stop it we've seen that it doesn't always take the superpower even in the absence of donald trump even in the absence of the u.k. government so small as the netherlands or lichtenstein or iceland have taken important initiatives that have made a difference in places like syria or the philippines or yemen and just briefly and finally can you tell us how you would describe the state of human rights today. i mean this is obviously
a dangerous moment because there is there a real lack of leadership by human rights but i think we've seen over the last year that you know when people do stand up and defend human rights and democratic principles it's possible to curtail the advance of a populist so in this stagers moment it's important not to despair but to engage because that kind of engagement can play an important role in defending the human rights principles that ultimately all of us need to flourish in our societies writes a kind of her off we thank you for speaking to us from paris. the me too movement has been in the global spotlight in the pasta few months it's empowered women to speak out about sexual harassment and abuse but as political head reports the election of donald trump as the us president has also played into that movement and had a clear impact on women in politics. protect and defend there was no
comparison donald trump had his day so help me god and the very next one women had theirs. in washington d.c. the largest protest in the history of the country women across america and the world marched to reject the president his sexist actions comments and past allegations of sexual assault he was even caught on tape bragging about it grabbed . and he was still a leftist. the question at the time was this a moment or a movement i never thought that i would do this until i went to the women's march in washington d.c. best let this be the beginning empowered women like rebecca cola ran for elected office in virginia a record number ran eleven toppled long serving male politicians it's been happening across the country. and i just say to donald trump
keep your hands off seattle. women are running like never before and winning in large part because women are also voting in huge numbers because of trump the worst could possibly happen actually happened and we have someone qualified to be leading this country long time feminist icon gloria steinem is in a unique position to judge this movement she told me she believes it is here to stay it's beginning to shift and i think that. they're beginning to see that there is no gender. people are people. and beyond race and be on gender we're just getting uglier it's a system that political scientist laura brown says will change because of this she predicts women will have parity in government in a decade or so what you see here is that enough women are finally getting involved
at the local and state level to ensure that there will be a strong bench of women candidates ready to run for those higher level offices in the coming years and decades one year isn't it it appears there is something donald trump is making great again feminism although it is highly unlikely that was his intention to call him al-jazeera washington well the next report in our series on president trump's first year in office will examine the impact of his foreign policy in the middle east and you can see that on friday right here on al-jazeera. well the white house chief of staff has said that donald trump's hard line immigration policies may not have been fully informed during his presidential campaign john kelly made the comments in an interview with u.s. media one of trump's campaign promises was to build a wall along the southern border and make mexico pay for it kelly's been discussing immigration reform with democratic politicians and they want guarantees
undocumented immigrants will be protected before backing a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown the u.s. technology giant apple says it's going to create twenty thousand jobs for american workers that will go down well with trump and his america first campaign apple's under fire for employing huge numbers of workers and asia to make i phones as well as other devices for avoiding u.s. taxes by having huge reserves of cash in foreign bank accounts she have a chance she reports. apple has long been criticized for its huge cash of some two hundred fifty billion dollars that it made through its foreign subsidiaries but refused to repatriate to the u.s. in order to avoid paying u.s. taxes that's ninety four percent of its total cash under the new tax bill passed at the end of last year apple and other multinationals got what they loaned one to a reduction in the tax rate on those holdings from thirty eight percent to fifteen
and a half percent however apple has to pay that fifteen and a half percent whether it repaired trees the money or not on wednesday apple announced its tax bill will come to thirty eight billion dollars a saving of some forty two billion dollars according to analysts the company also announced it will open a new campus in the u.s. twenty thousand more employees and spend three hundred fifty billion dollars over the next five years this is really good from apple's p.r. without is out there talking about an innovation find jobs money back in the pockets of their employees money being repatriated so this is a win win all around however it's not clear whether the expansion plans are new and apple hasn't announced any changes to its manufacturing model which is based around asian factories nor is it clear how much of its money at times to repatriate all analysts say much of any repatriated money may go to paying down the ninety seven billion dollars in debt that it incurred as it rewarded its shareholders in stock
buybacks and dividends and giving its shareholders even more billions of dollars and that could spark controversy without the announcement of the new campus and more job creation in the u.s. but as for those jobs at the new campus many will be in technical support no location has yet been announced but according to reports they will be paid an average of thirty six thousand dollars a year other investments will be in expanded data centers around the u.s. warehouses for equipment break this is an announcement that should be capitalized on by president trump criticize. as the company during the presidential election campaign. for the six thousand for the first time an indicator of the president is used to suggest a booming economy has also hit a record closing price so it seems like president's plan is working as he laid it out tax reform tax cuts he wanted seem to be taking effect in a very meaningful way in that jobs are going to be coming back overseas and most
importantly money that's been overseas is coming back but the main beneficiaries off of the down. will be the minority of americans already raking in the cash from their stock market investments. well britain says it will pay france more than sixty million dollars as part of a deal to keep border controls in cali the announcement set to be made when the french president meets the british prime minister in just a few hours that will also feature in the talks with people on both sides of the channel worried about their livelihoods once the u.k. leaves the european union reports. for generations the fishermen of below in sylmar have fished freely in u.k. waters under european union rules the northern french port is only fifty kilometers from britain across the english channel the fishermen worry it will no longer be possible after britain leaves the. remaining efficient english waters at this time
of year so that is taken away from us life would be very hard he is one of the thirty five thousand tonnes of fish that are landed here each year two thirds of from u.k. waters and don't forget also that five thousand people here live on the seafront in the street and in large estates the processing industry so if we don't get that that fish from the u.k. waters that would impact also that side of the industry. fishing leaders say that unless a deal is made people on both sides of the channel have much to lose you measure if there was a hard brecht's it it could be difficult for the english to bring their fish to france about eighty percent of british fish and up on the european market mainly via france. or corner in northern france always being close to the u.k. . so when the french president and british prime minister meet on prayers right
people hear her that britain leaders will work to protect their interest is a link is crucial and ready. to maintain it develop it so we are trying to convince those of us and the british around to do more. it's unclear at this stage which way the olds are stacked but they're all signs that paris and london wish to stay on good terms on the agenda for thursday summit the possible known of the bio tapestry to britain the eleventh century art work depicts invasion of england by french troops it has never left france if it crosses the english. channel now the symbolism. space scientists in japan have launched the world's smallest satellite carrying rocket after a failed attempt last year so it blasted off from a space center on
a mission to collect images of the earth's surface and the many rocket from used parts founded devices and smartphones and they're hoping similar low cost models will fuel demand for a small satellites. now a trip to the shops to buy brand new clothes is a must for many of us but if money's tight buying second hand is the way to go so the trade in used clothes has grown steadily over the past fifteen years the u.n. estimates the global industry was almost five billion dollars in twenty fifteen. estimates of the seventy percent of hand me down garments find their way to africa where the one hundred fifty million dollars worth of used clothes and shoes were recently imported into east africa and the top three exporters of used garments are the united states germany and britain while the top importers are the united arab emirates pakistan and india well kenyans are big buyers of second hand clothes at
bargain prices thousands of tons are imported every year but some have had enough and want to see their own textile industries make it big instead the miller has more from nairobi. across nairobi there are many street markets like this one which shoppers rummage through piles of secondhand clothes bargaining for a good deal here at tory market for a list and ten years been selling used clothes for two months with prices ranging from as little as under a dollar to about five dollars an item she says business is good yes we are fond of . we are fond of secondhand clothes new clothes today are sometimes made from cheap material but we rely on second hand clothes because we know it's affordable and the quality is good. government figures show that in twenty fourteen secondhand clothing contributed ninety five million dollars to the kenyan economy that grew to
one hundred twenty eight million dollars by twenty sixteen oxfam says that in twenty fifteen east africa imported more than one hundred fifty million dollars worth of secondhand clothes and shoes mostly from the u.s. and europe but cheap imported clothing hasn't made it easy for the local textile industry to grow already struggling with poor facilities and a lack of money. they are however a few exceptions one of them is this factory which produces mostly high end clothing owner just wind up bt says this is necessary to ensure his business survives in a market where used clothes are so cheap so we would largely do business where it will be less and have less impact off of an employer for example the business that we're going to in the region will be corporate with uniforms you can expect the
police uniform to be second and it has to be brand new so we found our own pockets . local industry leaders say well curbing the second hand clothing market could help the domestic industry grow the local textile industry has to fuse skilled workers and it's also impacted by illegal imports from asia and the middle east some say a ban on the secondhand clothing market is not the solution the market driven policies are what a bit of what we would really make a difference for the textile industry is if we actually drove competitiveness competitiveness in the in this area look at if you look at india if you look at china you look at vietnam bangladesh the textile markets are huge. those who make a living from. any sort of bad would mean thousands of people would lose their jobs . or that as africa's spending increases.
i'm only going to run for the sports news here is for daring thank you so much defending champion roger federer is currently on court right now facing young leonard straw from germany in the second round of the australian open earlier a six time champion novak djokovic survived the scorching heat in melbourne to defeat of france with temperatures reaching nearly forty degrees celsius the former
world number one came from a set down to beat wolf use four six three six six one six three the serve who didn't make a grand slam semifinal last year with spain's albert ramos. fifty dominic team beat american qualifier dennis could lead to advance of the third round the austrian had to rally from two sets down for only the second time in his career to close out a five set victory against a player of ranked one hundred and ninety eight in the world. there were some big upsets in the women's draw on a day that two former champions set up a clash against each other in the last thirty two so hell malik has more. the australian open a suffered its biggest casualties so far wimbledon champion and number three seed just couldn't find a stride taking on the way in game seeing. the taiwanese
play taking the first vajra tie break on the day where muguruza made twenty one unforced errors on a four hundred was. the spaniard who was struggling with a leg injury going into the tournament did show some fight. but she just didn't have enough c.f. finished off the set six for the end of this campaign was there something that you have to do better to to be able to. have better way but. for now i will talk with them see what it wants going on but i was to really field thing i felt today much better so that's a good new and we will see what we can to. make. last. night joint account to just couldn't handle the ground and bernard a pair of the united states. was content battled
facing three much points but went down six four seven five. just. starting to look like the player that won the australian open ten years ago. she took on. who at flushing meadows knocked out the first ground since returning from a fifteen month drug ban. was there was to be no repeat in melbourne however sharp overtaking the much and straits that i did my job in two sets against someone that's been troubling in the past for me so. i. i don't think i deserve to smile arpanet so sharp over the other player going through thirds. i had a miserable twenty seventy four out of the top twenty off the top of the rankings by winning the us open the twenty six. this year she looks on stoppable and beat on
the linefeed from six zero six four for a tenth win in a row will be expecting a much tougher test however a good sharp over so hill malik al-jazeera the top seen similar to how it is also through she easily be gene bouchard of canada the romanian takes on american lauren davis next as she looks to win her first grand slam title so all rounder ben stokes is set for a return to international cricket stokes was dropped from the england set up following an incident outside bristol nightclub in september and has been charged with a fray but on wednesday the english cricketing sorties said they would consider him from for selection again joining the squad for a triangle or t twenty series in new zealand next month following an appearance in court on feb thirteenth thirty or wigan have knocked premier league side bournemouth out of the english f.a. cup wigan winning this third round replay three nil. to one chelsea's have reached
the fourth round after being nora's five three on penalties after the match and one one after extra time. defending n.b.a. champions the golden state warriors beat the chicago bulls one hundred nineteen to one hundred twelve for their fourteenth street road when over in trouble the raptors beat the detroit pistons to avoid their first three game losing streak of the season kyle lowry scored eighteen points in the game all c.j. miles had twenty one to lead to wrong two two and ninety six to ninety one when the raptors not lost back to back games at home in their league a huge. hockey legend willie a re was honored in boston on wednesday on the sixtieth anniversary of breaking the n.h.l. color barrier the former bruins forward who was on or before the game was the first african-american player in the league's history the eighty two year old made his n.h.l. debut on january eighteenth one thousand nine hundred fifty eight and a game against montreal. stream he too was also affecting cycling's tour down under
italy's ally of the vanni one stage three which is shorn because of the rising temperatures the vianney coming from behind to overtake australia's kaleb un who retains the overall lead but the vianney moves into a close second. and it's all your sport for now back to you during thank you very much for that update and thanks for watching the news hour we're back in just a moment with much more of the day's news see you in a minute. conservation
is helping kick his stove to recover its snow leopard population to see the results i traveled up to the remote nature reserve of saudi chat at a touch camera traps have identified a healthy population of up to twenty snow leopards as the technology improves we're refining all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected the latest evidence suggests they're more cats than previously acknowledged but the snow
leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international least of threatened species. al jazeera explores prominent figures of the twentieth century and how rivalries influenced the course of history steve jobs a much better marketer bill gates for apple is going to reinvent stuff all the old made software what it is today will change the world to high tech visionaries breakthroughs inspired the digital revolution jobs and gates face to face at this time on al-jazeera. diplomatic and military tensions on two fronts in syria turkey builds up troops on one stretch of the.