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hello i'm rob matheson this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes afghan special forces battle gunmen inside a five star hotel in kabul at least fifteen people are reported to have been killed or injured. turkey says it started an offensive against kurdish positions inside syria. deep political divisions in the u.s. what a stalemate between republicans and democrats forces our government shutdown plus. as women take to the streets to mock president trump's first year in office we take a detailed look at his turbulent twelve months. gunmen have stronger five star hotel in afghanistan's capital and taken hostages the afghan interior ministry says special forces are battling attackers at the intercontinental hotel it comes just days after the u.s.
embassy warned of possible strikes against high profile targets let's speak to jennifer glad she's in kabul for us jennifer what's the latest there. rob we know that special forces continue to clear that hotel they've been going floor by floor this siege has been going on for more than six hours now a terrifying saturday night here in kabul the hotel very busy a wedding party inside the hotel we also know that a number of delegates for a conference to be held tomorrow sunday or later today really sunday morning also in the hotel we have no idea the number of casualties as of now we do know some of the staff and guests have been safely evacuated but special forces now moving through the hotel the security forces had cut off electricity to the hotel several hours ago they are moving through the hotel now trying to find those gunmen the
interior ministry says four gunmen at least were going involved in that attack on the intercontinental hotel it's a heavily guarded hotel on the outskirts of the city on a hillside overlooking the capital jennifer this isn't the first time that this hotel has been targeted as it. it's not in two thousand and eleven this hotel was targeted then nine attackers laid siege to the hotel and twenty one people in all were killed in that attack again a late night attack and a long long night siege they set the hotel ablaze in that attack we had heard reports that a fire had been set tonight as well but it's really all dark right now we're having a very difficult time getting any kind of word from inside the hotel a special forces moved through but it gives you a sense of how precarious the security situation is here in kabul as you mentioned rob the american embassy had issued a warning earlier this week about possible high profile attacks on hotels it did
not mention the intercontinental hotel it actually had mentioned another hotel across town but it had warned and merican zz and any other foreigners that any gatherings of foreigners might be might be might be attacked and security has been high here in the capital there's been a number of assaults across the city in the last few weeks and everything has been on super high alert since last may when the biggest bomb since the u.s. led invasion in two thousand and one killed one hundred fifty people in the center of town so this is attack tonight on a really a site that is considered fairly safe for foreigners for high profile afghans a place where it's safe to gather to hold conferences the fact that these people will be able to get in is going to come under investigation as soon as this is all over that's the first thing the interior ministry says they're going to do investigate how these attackers got into the hotel jennifer thanks very much indeed . a new front in syria's war has opened turkey's president's version to one says
his forces have begun an air and ground operation in the offing region and enclave for syrian kurdish y p g fighters who are backed by the u.s. i'm curious confirm that the offensive it's calling operation all of brunch was conducted by the turkish air force and that nearly all targets were destroyed in the syrian kurdish y p g militia in africa and says nine people including six civilians have died in air strikes turkey has framed the offensive as part of a wider battle against kurdish separatists in southwest turkey but the airstrikes raise further tension with its nato ally the u.s. syrian rebels backed by turkey are also reported to have mobilized and near friend and turkey's president says the next target will be man beach that's the time which was recaptured from iceland twenty sixteen by a kurdish led force also backed by the u.s. but opposed by turkey stephanie decker has more from the turkish syrian border.
shortly before sunset on saturday turkey launched its air campaign on after the turkish officials had said all week that the operation was imminent. president legit tired everyone spoke just a few hours before the jets took off. we would wipe out this corridor will step by step starting from the list after the operation has defectors started in the field this will be followed but. since the promises made it look and kept so far nobody can say anything we do what is necessary. throughout the morning along turkey's western border with the turkish army had brought in bulldozers gravel and concrete blocks appearing to build up their defenses along the border with syria. tank shelled specific locations on the mountain and hours later this mountain would be targeted by airstrikes the army made us move from this position
a few hours before the campaign officially began and this is just one of the locations that the turkish army is shelling out free in is pretty much surrounded turkey to its west and north and there's also been a buildup inside syria by free syrian army fighters to the east about three now those are the rebels that turkey supports turkey and reinforce the f.s.a. with thousands more men over the last few days these buses drove the fighters across the border into syria they will be part of a ground offensive against the y.p. g the kurdish group turkey considers to be a terrorist organization it is also however the group the americans consider their best ally in fighting eisel the international dimensions are vast russia and now wants to pulled out the few hundred military personnel that had enough money in shortly after the campaign started and russia controls this airspace meaning turkey could not be flying their planes without russia's consent turkey says it is only targeting what it calls terrorists but there are already reports coming out of
africa in that civilians have been affected it seems syria's seven year war is entering yet another phase stephanie decker al-jazeera on the turkey syria border. is a policy analyst for the arab center in washington d.c. he's joining me live now thank you very much indeed for your time why do you think this attack is happening now and in this way. i mean it was. and it was the idea they should happen for years now the problem is the u.s. tried to balance the relation between the kurds and the division between turkey for so long now we are approaching this moment of truth for turkey and for the us the issue is the this commission zone that worked in there is work in the south but it didn't work in the northwest we saw all the radical groups went to this area now this is a big struggle turkey lost a lot of its buffer zone there so now it's three asserting its. its power and
trying to create a new a new reality there it's trying to offer maybe if the syria can the series you can take it live and they will take our freedom and then they will have a whole buffer zone where the syrian regime come back and both russia and the us are in a very difficult situation because russia is trying to appease the turkish in the same time appease the syrian regime which is refusing this this intervention and the u.s. if it doesn't intervene to help the kurdish a second time in six months after the referendum in iraq people would get the message that the u.s. baby is not ready to to support this ally or being it being very supportive and for them in both syria and iraq so there's a lot of high stakes and turkey is trying to create a new reality on the ground now so as you pointed out it leaves russia and the u.s. in both in very difficult positions where do they did they go from here and what
are the broader ramifications for this across the region. it's not going to be a big erm if occasion i don't think turkey can again really go in and and and the change the dynamic without any sort of desert approval or discussion with the with russia i think turkey is a big a psychological war trying to basically show everyone that they are ready to the serious in this in this. approach and hopefully a big maybe a compromise will happen and in the last minute now there's a discussion between the russians and the americans but but i mean it's just to see how u.s. policy is much weaker if you remember just last year. deployed u.s. troops and then a bit as the answer to that no. one is stretching the word to members of the so at the end what he wants is to control the area west of the affronts he
doesn't want to see good scroope beyond that point so he want to go back to this really he felt that the u.s. are not supporting him russia maybe is not supportive also he was trying to create but these options are limited so he's hoping that at some point in the coming week as as a free as under siege that he would have this compromise and he would take a free and in return for it live for the syrian issue how much is this about genuine turkish concern about the threat as they see it on the kurdish forces that we put y.p. g. forces and how much of it is president the one playing to a domestic audience we have elections i believe coming up later on this year in turkey. i mean of course you're right took us politics is very complicated that's only your mention of part of the equation so first year's election second he wants to basically. he thinks he is a lot of things he invested
a lot of the syrian war and now he's not getting anything out of it so he need this buffer zone he needs the the syrian refugees in turkey to come back to it he need to have this new he says a part of the syrian by that's being divided everybody got the spot somehow except turkey and israel which are still resisting the new russian u.s. agreement so now they want to try to appease turkey day to give it some share so they can stop doing what they're doing but the u.s. is looking for guarantees of they want to give turkey a free in the u.s. what's going through that you're not going to wish to go even beyond to to try to take other areas from from the code to scoop so no there is this is going on so i don't understand in this sense to basically say that i need to be part two but the problem is now he's going to be in contradiction with the syrian regime because the syrian regime is supporting the kurdish groups and he and assad prefers to deal with the goods group then with with was turkey because he would lose all his
supporters power in aleppo so turkey was earth plants were also over aleppo whether by. commerce or by its route trade routes and everything so there's a lot of that they just think the stick but both of it is yes election but there's a lot of a strategic demand for a for turkey let me just ask you very briefly if you don't mind what syria's position is likely to be next in this because of course it made a very clear point that it would not allow its air for its airspace to be open to turkish fighters coming in and of course that has now happened what is syria going to do next given that this is happening on its soil. i mean seriously law school throw the solar wind back in the air is controlled by. a russian a base you yes sort of serial they want to go for this for they're going to be a little bit of from fixation so i think the key for for our freedom is to russia
to balance between two reluctant allies the syrian regime and turkey but i don't see a confrontation durkee would not be able to push the envelope too far john always good to get your point of view on this thank you very much indeed thank you meanwhile syrian state t.v. says government forces have taken control of a rebel held air base in northwest syria a horde base in italy province was captured by rebels in two thousand and fifteen the offensive is part of the asad government's efforts to regain control of the area more than two hundred thousand people have been forced from their homes since december. and syrian government air strikes have killed at least twelve people in eastern guta near the capital damascus shelling is thought of hit a market in duma strikes also targeted the towns of. been which are under rebel control. the lebanese army has found five more bodies of syrian refugees who have frozen to death while trying to cross the border into lebanon nine bodies
were found on friday after a snowstorm hit the area several other refugees were rescued two syrians have been arrested on smuggling charges. but more ahead on the news hour including pope francis condemns violence against women in latin america. we take you to northern kenya and a project working to protect young elephants while helping the community. i did sports will be at the finish line of the world's toughest off road in during this races. republicans and democrats are trading blame for the u.s. government shutdown nonessential agencies are closed until the senate agrees on a funding bill if no deal is reached by monday hundreds of thousands of employees will not attend work can be halted as the latest
a frustrated white house marking one year in office not with the celebration but instead with government confusion at a hastily called press briefing republican white house officials accuse their democratic rivals in congress of refusing to agree to a short term deal on the government we have now agreed to reduce that to three weeks we think that that is a concession are part of social media president trump posted multiple tweets pointing at democrats holding our military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration this is the one year anniversary of my presidency and the democrats wanted to give me a nice present a courageous stand listening to the american people the last government shutdown nearly five years ago lasted sixteen days this time lawmakers in the u.s. congress return to work on saturday the goal passing legislation to fund the
government before federal workers are scheduled that monday morning but it's next to impossible to strike a deal with the president because he can't stick to the terms. so here we are on the first anniversary of the president's inauguration mired in the trump thing the white house says there will be no discussion on immigration a till the government is reopened democrats insist there will be no funding deal unless protections for more than three million people brought illegally to the united states as children are passed. outside the white house on the lawn of the national mall and dozens of cities across the united states including new york and los angeles mostly democratic supporters attending a planned women's march protested the republicans down but the standoff is a political gamble for both parties polls show
a majority of americans support democratic efforts to reform immigration but a majority also believe it should not mean a shutdown in the end whatever deal is struck this is not how donald trump planned to mark his first year as president kimberlee health at al-jazeera washington but my time is far live for us in washington days. from what you're hearing there is there any chance that there's going to be some sort of settlement or agreement on monday. well there's been talk throughout the day and it's very clear that there is still an immense divide between the legislators no clear sign that there is any point of agreement on which the both sides of the senate and of the house can indeed work to get some kind of compromise idea in motion also within the says well is the vitriol that has emerged in this massive playing game that is going on
the democrats blaming republicans republicans blaming democrats also president trump himself coming under particularly virulent criticism among those protesters that we heard kimberly referred to there was a house minority leader nancy pelosi and she led the criticism of president trump. well exactly what he said the problem start from the top and had to get solved from the top the president is a leader and he's got to get everyone in a room and he's got to leave the president trump and now one year anniversary a big fat failure and for that first year mike it seems as though both sides of the house a fairly clear on who they blame for the problems in this bill who do you think the public is likely to blame and it's anybody on either side of the house likely to come out unscathed. well there we unlikely because it has
been such a messy negotiation process and indeed a highly spirited one democrats for their part contend that moves by the republicans for example including a program for health care for young american children called chips that was suddenly added to the compromise package in the hope that democrats would drop their insistence on the immigration clauses on the dreamers and save those health care for the young children off america this is the type of mean spirited action which is characterize these negotiations and it's something that is going to stick within the american public one must remember to wear it all started at a meeting at the white house on january the eleventh when president trump meant sides from both houses all parts of consummate on the immigration issue that meeting broke up in acrimony when the president was alleged to have used pejorative words about the country of origin of many of the u.s.
is immigrants so the president is in the end going to have to take the blame for much of this and even republicans are likely to come around to pointing fingers at some stage in the days should the shutdown continue mike thanks very much indeed. well president donald trump has canceled plans to attend his one year anniversary party the fundraising gala at his model largo restaurant is charging guests a hundred thousand dollars to attend proceeds would be split between the republican national committee and trump's reelection campaign alan fischer is in palm beach in florida for us allan so people are spending a lot of money to be at this dinner but the guest of on those north turning up what's the mood like there. well there's two things that donald trump wanted to do this weekend one was come to florida and play golf and the other was to go to a party this monologue a resort where he was surrounded by friends and supporters who would tell him what a wonderful job he was doing to mark his first year in office well he's not going
around with a golf ball he's stuck in washington playing hardball and this trip of course was canceled postponed first of all on friday afternoon and then canceled just a few hours ago so he won't be at the grand event in monologue which you can see behind me the two whites on the toer is where this big party will be held now if you were going to the event you had to pay one hundred thousand dollars for two tickets to do that meant you got a big dinner open bar and of course a picture with the president if you paid two hundred fifty thousand dollars for a piece of tickets then you got to participate in a round table with the president of the united states because he won't be here because he's stuck in washington what's happening no is his son eric and his wife a lot who is very popular in the republican movement very popular with tom supporters they will no be hosting the event but you can expect a number of these people who are very hard headed businessmen are going to turn around and say whoa hold on a second i paid one hundred thousand dollars for my picture with the president not with his son and they may well look for some of that money back having said that
the republican national committee still expected to make a couple of million dollars from this event mara largo but as for donald trump no golf and no party where people wonder and telling him what a great job he's doing as you say not exactly the celebration that donald trump was looking for is there any idea how the republican committees there are if you like selling the idea that donald trump is not going to be this dinner and explaining it away. well of course what they're saying is the president is needed in washington i think a lot of people can understand that there was discussion even until late on friday afternoon about whether or not don't trump would still come and play golf we don't know important it is to me spent more than ninety five days it golf courses during his first year in the presidency he likes to come down to florida and play almost every weekend and so people will be saying look he had to stay in washington he has to deal with the republicans and the democrats he has to make calls he can't really
do that from the golf course but it's interesting that on friday morning people were saying well if there is an agreement then the president can just tweet that he accepts the agreement and can do the official signing at some point before monday that was quickly not done as an idea coming out of the white house is simply not able to fly and so people who are showing up at the event tonight i'm sure will be disappointed the donald trump isn't there but they'll be plenty more events monolog go before we come to the next presidential election in twenty twenty when they'll get the chance to have the picture taken with the president and of course great deal of money for that privilege very much indeed women are rallying across the u.s. exactly a year after they marched and president trump's inauguration protests are taking place in washington d.c. new york sacramento and other cities organizers hope they'll encourage more women to vote and run for office in november's midterm elections. and this has been the
scene in los angeles demonstrators say trump's policies including rolling bank family planning services and equal pay protections have spurred them into action i'm here because i'm raising two boys and i want them to be i want them to understand. that this is important and it's worth standing up and saying something and speaking up when it's right rosalynn jordan sent this update from washington d.c. . participants in the women's march in washington d.c. started their day near the lincoln memorial to basically shore each other up as they try to push for more political activity in two thousand and eighteen namely by running for office now the several thousand demonstrators have moved to here just outside the white house where they're hoping that the u.s. president donald trump hears them most of them are very much opposed to tromso leadership in the years since he's taken office they don't like his policies on
health care they don't like his policies against women they don't like his policies on immigrants and people of color there's calling for a more progressive form of politics both nationally and in their local communities and they say that it's high time that donald trump and us republicans are pushed aside so that policies that are more family friendly that respect women and that respect the diversity of the united states actually can be put into place they're also calling for what they call economic justice as well as protection of the environment but if there's one thing that unifies everyone who has come out on this midwinter day in washington it's this they don't like the president but you know as vice president mike pence has arrived in jordan as part of a regional tour earlier he met egypt's president sisi in cairo to discuss security and the israeli palestinian peace process month the u.s.
caused by deciding to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital pan's is expected to visit israel as well said the u.s. is still committed to a two state solution. but i assured him that even as president trump made that decision a decision that i will reaffirm in jordan and reaffirm in israel before the end of this trip that will also reaffirm what president trump also said that we're absolutely committed to the two preserving the status quo with regard to holy sites in jerusalem that we are that we've we we we have come to know a final resolution about boundaries or other issues that are to be negotiated between the parties and if the parties agree i reminded president el-sisi that president trump said that if the parties agree we will support a two state solution pope francis has condemned the killings of women which he says has turned latin america into the most violent place on earth for females the
leader of the catholic church also spoke out against drug violence during mass in the northern proving city of tokyo the pope visited areas devastated by floods and landslides last year before flying to peruse capital lima but in a sign says is in lima for us money and how have peruvians been reacting to the pope's position on sex abuse cases. well peruvians have not really reacted to the pope's position because he hasn't really spoke about this here in peru not liking chile the pope has been. greeted by thousands and thousands of peruvians in the amazon and in the city of. what he has spoken about damaging the environment and sex abuse against women but he hasn't spoken about sex abuse by clergy men and so there hasn't been much reaction here however because off to the pope was about to just before the pope was about to
leave a couple of days ago he told reporters that. the allegations by victims. of having covering up. within the church the priest. specially. were calumny it was slander and this of course. and it's turning like a like a snowball for for the pope because now he's top advisor infix abuse in the sex abuse scandals within the church. has rebuked the pope's comments and he has said that he doesn't understand why the pope. and. these words. a lot of pain to the survivors of the abuses so of course the pope's
words have a lot of distress on the. understanding correctly true also has. leaders been involved in the sex abuse how are peruvians react because the pope is merely ending his trip and. that's correct their recent case here and very big in the case of the leader of a powerful religious organization called. say. raped abused sexually and psychologically many young adults and children for decades he is being protected in rome by the vatican the vatican has told him not to come back. and so there have been many protests before the pope. here however just
a week before the polls. in america he said that he ordered the vatican to intervene. so. it has calmed down of the protests here but critics here are saying that they are waiting for the pope to become the revolutionary man he wants to be not by talking but by taking action. thank you. still ahead an al-jazeera fearing for their future. they're feeling pressured to return to me too soon. we will. take a look at the progress of. one year old. boy from injury title contention that the.
more snow is just developing once again this cloud slowly brightening tops as it came through nevada into colorado will develop further i think and that's the picture we have the sunday ahead of it there is cloud and hinted something might want to develop but look at the temperatures were back up to twenty one in dallas eleven in d.c. minus one alter was still but this is been a warming trend what's been happening on the pacific seaboard stormy weather has resolved itself into a streak of snow from british columbia right down to northern california rain on the coast that is pushing study south and dying this this now has come across the northern plains the midwest and you got a good line of developing right to the south that could be quite stormy but it's rainy season not snow and this warm trying to of course will start to melt some what's already on the ground even the great lakes much fun the ice becomes
a little less solid to the sas and we've got the well the familiar picture of cloud around the coast of panama or costa rica rather rocky to fill the north so if you get a shower in jamaica and cuba would be unusual the same is true in the bahamas but this i think could be quite concentrated in honduras down the coast of nicaragua and costa rica down towards panama sunday looks the wet day although for panama so does monday. it. looks the arrival of refugees is debated in european parliament's. but the journey itself is little understood. to syrians document the route that is claimed so many lives searching for sanctuary to people in
power at this time on al-jazeera. spanning six continents across the. aisle just here is correspondents live and bring the stories they tell you have. no opinions about this let's just now. we're at the mercy of the russian camp for palestinian i'll just zero salute in world news. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour gunmen have stormed
a luxury hotel in afghanistan's capital kabul taking hostages the interior ministry says two of the gunman have been killed a special forces attempt to take control of the intercontinental hotel. turkey has begun an air and ground offensive in the a freend region it's an all play for syrian code is why p.g. fighters backed by the u.s. why p.g. says air strikes have killed nine people. republicans and democrats are blaming each other for the u.s. government shutdown all non-essential services will stop. unless the senate agrees on a funding deal it's happening as president donald trump marks twelve months since taking office. while president transfers here in the white house has seen some big changes in u.s. foreign policy since coming to office thomas managed to offend u.s. allies ford's new alliances and reverse key policy decisions our diplomatic editor
james bays takes a look back at a turbulent year abroad is the world a safer place one year after president trump took office the answer is almost certainly no but is that the trumpet ministrations fault the situation on the korean peninsula is more dangerous because of north korea's nuclear test and missile launches but many believe president trump's responses including at this podium in september made things much worse. the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to turn only destroy north korea if you look elsewhere around the world it's not a positive picture the one success for the administration was dislodging eisel from the territory it held in syria and iraq but that was achieved by continuing policies put in place by president obama and where was the wider policy to deal
with the civil war in syria president trump intervened in april with a military strike on the side airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack but that was a one off and there's been no punishment for consistent attacks on civilians in the country the president talked up peace between the israelis and palestinians saying he hoped to reach the deal of the century but his actions recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital have made that aim impossible for now as well as visiting jerusalem president trump went to saudi arabia a visit that saudi authorities may have felt gave them the green light to blockade their gulf neighbor cattle to intensify their campaign in yemen and to launch an internal crackdown with many princes put under arrest experts say it's part of a wider pattern countries no longer fear us condemnation on human rights in the way they used to trump is not a leader on human rights he has talked about pulling out of the un human rights
council and although he talks a lot about abuses in venezuela and syria and sometimes empathizes with suffering trolldom in the middle east there's no substance the united nations itself has felt the effects of a trump presidency the u.s. pulled out of the cultural and educational agency unesco it pulled funding from the u.n. population fund which promotes family planning the administration force the overall un peacekeeping budget to be cut and in the last few days it withheld funding for the u.n. agency that helps palestinians. well immigration has also dominated president trump's first year in power divisive policies were at the heart of his campaign and they've continued to polarize the country and the world john homan has more from tijuana in mexico. ah you ready. it was always going to be an ambitious promise we will build a great was such. and build the first anniversary of donald trump's
presidency so far this is all there is prototypes on the mexico u.s. buddha but while his signature pledge has been held up the president of the migration promises all bearing fruit. like a ban on travelers from several muslim majority countries in the revoking of temporary emergency visas for hundreds of thousands of haitians you could argue ins and salvadorans that had been continually renewed under previous administrations to his supporters it's all about protecting u.s. jobs and secure it's something that i love them and think is doing the right things that we have americans on welfare because we have illegals here taking their jobs we have lower wages because we have a legal work in their jobs the u.s. has been increasing border security and deputations few years but trumps opponents say his rhetoric and policies are much too far it's been cost as
a fight for america's soul caught in the middle of those like ana from el salvador she has had job and family stateside but when the temporary visa program ends in september two thousand and nineteen she faces deportation to one of the world's most violent countries who want to get us all and if i go back i'm frightened in my life because they'll think i have money and kidnap my children or my grandchildren that's why i ask that god and the authorities take into account a situation that. the threat of eviction also hangs over the dreamers seven hundred thousand young people stateside illegally as children president trump says they have his sympathy he's pushing for any deal for the future to include funding for more security especially his signature. project. politically president trump feels he needs the will to satisfy his base but with a third of the border already covered by a fence the actual usefulness of
a structure that's going to cost at least twenty one billion dollars has been questioned where it is sort of a waste of money and a waste of everyone's time is to build a wall or things in the middle of the desert where you know all the wall really ultimately does to a determined border crosser is slow them down for a few minutes. but the wool as with the rest of the migration issue has become too important for either side to give way and the fire has already spilled into the president's second year john home and. tens of thousands of romanians have protested against changes to their judicial system. i. never confronted by riot police before marching towards parliament demonstrators say the amended laws will make it harder to prosecute officials for corruption the legislation was passed last month and now needs the approval of president klaus your highness the united nations special rapporteur for me m r has visited will
hinge a refugee camps in bangladesh refugees told young he levy how these came from persecution and violence but memoirs armed forces in iraq and state more than six hundred thousand have fled to bangladesh since the army launched a crackdown in august has banned leave from visiting the country a plan to repatriate range of refugees to me and more is due to begin on tuesday but the un and the refugees are worried about their safety if they return after reports from could have prolonged refugee camp the conversation in the refugee camps is dominated by one topic these days planned by the myanmar bangladeshi governments offering the regime voluntary repatriation back to myanmar. say it alan flipped me on more with his family four months ago god would have already at me got done a lot of we have been tortured killed in our houses burned we want mean march citizenship
and id cards saying we are all injective i don't want to go to another camp and i mean mark if bangladesh and the rest of the world can protect our rights then we will go back but not yet the hundred feet says he's afraid for many of his family who he's lost contact with in myanmar for a lot of this it is you know i think we want citizenship i'm thankful to bangladesh for their help and i want to go home but if we go back now they'll torture and kill us again. when you speak to the camp chiefs and some of the students here that you begin to understand how nervous they are starting to get with respect to this so-called voluntary repacked reaction deal doesn't matter who you speak to in these camps everybody seems incredibly grateful to the bangladesh government and international aid agencies with respect to the help that they have received here but they are starting to feel as if they are being pressured into returning to me out of all too soon. it costs the bangladeshi government billions of dollars
a year to shelter more than a million reinjure if you g.'s living in camps close to the border the new plan is based on a similar one in the one nine hundred ninety s. to repatriate who'd fled the previous crackdown by the myanmar military many returned then but last year's violence forced them to flee into bangladesh once again aid organizations say the myanmar army has killed thousands of ranger men women and children in recent months they say soldiers gang raped women trying to flee and hundreds of range of villages have been destroyed. the government denies these claims but has refused any independent investigation in december it banned the un's special report on human rights in myanmar from entering the country when we talk to refugees here in the camps of bengal nash there are three things that they tell us that they need to see happen before they would consider going back
home the first thing is the issue of citizenship of legal status needs to be resolved in myanmar the second is a need to be sure that they can go back to a safe and secure environment in the third is they need to be able to go back to a home to a village they're already thousands of internally displaced ranger living in camps inside myanmar the retired creation plan involves the return he's being housed in more camps until the destroyed homes rebuilt but there's little or no mention of citizenship security all justice the hundreds of thousands of are hinged like these men who say their lives have been destroyed so i started out zero to prolong refugee camp and with. a conservation project in northern kenya has found a win win way to help protect the young and vulnerable elephants that are tetchy century in some book county is entirely alone by the local community so not only do
all the members of the try of have a responsibility to keep the elephants safe but they also benefit from the money and jobs they provide from it and miller reports. this two month old cough is like any other baby she demands constant attention but a few weeks ago it was a neuro almost drowned in a flooded river in northern kenya she's now at this elephant sanctuary where russian linen yakka is helping to settle her after the rescue all of the cars here have either been abandoned or lost their mothers to draw out poaching but unlike any other sanctuary this one is entirely community owned. in an a k is from the some blue tribe their nomadic herders who rely on goats sheep and camels to help provide a livelihood before. our decor minute to today do dislike.
but for now to come to be honest i've. been to her certain benefits linea k. goes on to say that what kept a century means a better life for many here and so his community appreciates the animals more. money from tourists who visit the sanctuary also helps to provide local villages with much needed water health care roads and financial assistance for students the sanctuary is run by a board of trustees made up of elders who employ local people to work there in a new case says these days people from surrounding villages are increasingly helping with conservation efforts community members are often the ones tipping off the sentry when there's an animal in need. off to a coffee is rescued it's four to the sanctuary and kept separate from the other coughs for five days once the keepers know the new elephant is healthy it's
introduced to the nursery and its temporary family the sanctuary falls under the number conservancy which is home to about fifty thousand people the same brew of always lived with. life and although the population has grown and the number of livestock or the amount of livestock in this well is grown they still are happy to co-exist with what life because they're not natural hunters on the not porches and so they feel like it's there. it is their role to take care of the environment here. it's estimated that between five and ten eleven cops are rescued in newton canyon each year while the return century is just over a year old keepers here say their conservation work will leave a lasting impression from al-jazeera some blue county. still ahead in al-jazeera roger federer moves a step closer to successfully defending his astray in open title and he's going to
have all the details in a sport i. for centuries egypt to sort to command power over the miles in the now we aren't harming any of them out of place in a country they don't need the most that if they get their water from rainfall boss upstream this dominance is being challenged by countries who want to agree to share i know some people in asia. on the question that yes this circumstances have changed in turn quite a struggle over the miles at this time on al-jazeera. and
it's time for the sports heroes on the. thank you very much for the international olympic committee house confirm north korea's participation at next month's olympics in pyongyang chang during a meeting at sy c. headquarters in switzerland it was decided that twenty two north korean athletes will compete in the three sports but the two koreas marching behind one flag at the opening ceremony the i.c. german president thomas back says the agreement has global significance. i'm sure. that this will be a very emotional moment not only for all koreans but also for the entire world. climbing myself from a family be righted country it is a moment i'm also personally looking for what to with great anticipation and great emotion manchester city have meant saying their twelve point
lead at the top of the english premier league after losing their unbeaten league record at liverpool last time out they were too good for newcastle a surge or a trick giving city a three one win. afterwards if you deliver always you have a little bit about how it was going to react would have been if you make two games in a rule. no winning in that way was so important to competitions like a little cup semi final and carbon after was brahma going here in going we need mathematically ten big tourist to be champion a goal from anthony matthew bell enough for second place money united to beat burnley united manager joe is a marina he says the deal to sign striker alexis sanchez from asto is getting closer. seen pubes i think is so close so close so close that this shit doesn't happen. it's not going to happen. so. i'm positive i know that my people is doing everything they.
asked no and did a run of three league games that are when they beat crystal palace for one defending champions chelsea our third after a four nil win over brighton and their manager was in combative mood after that game. the best i do to see the negatives bit and don't see it was that there was bitter but these demons with many problems. from move fourteen games in the you know every competition undulate kava looks to be a strong consented to win the australian open title twenty sixteen champion overwhelming maria sharapova in the third round encounter in melbourne tatyana sanchez has more. former champion maria sharapova the comeback run at the australian open is over. the russian was back in melbourne after testing positive for
a banned substance hit in twenty sixteen the sharp over was no match for former champion angele kappa the german winning in straight sets six one six three there's a lot of things any temper of and as i said this is a process and this is. a lot of things that take time to be able to get these matches and players that are playing this well and i'm going to face a lot of them this year and i have to bring in him today was not enough. cappa next face is just the way of chinese taipei you added another thing i did prior to her australian open win list she beat number twenty six seed agony ashgabat once god was. wild number one simona halep outlasted her opponent in an epic match the top seed was up against american lauren davis has ranked seventy six in the wild would the romanian winning the deciding set fifteen thirteen in a match that lasted nearly four hours twenty six year old khalid is going for her
first grand slam title i gave everything very i had today and i actually am really proud that i could stay there and winning was not busy at all she played great. roger federer is moving closer to successfully defending his title in melbourne this with speed rashad got skate to advance to the fourth round federer plays martin fish a bit. i was hoping i could play at that level so. i'm very happy that i was able to rise to a level that i needed to beat richard. you know it. was tough. score shows it as well i could've done it maybe a bit faster at the same time happy to have done it the way it happened. i was pleased and six time champion novak djokovic to fight an injury scare in his match the sad required on court treatment during his encounter with albert ramos the yellows that
still finished up as the straight sets win of passing on a franchise al-jazeera. ross fisher and thomas paces share the lead after day three of the abu dhabi championship pages of belgium rolling in this pop out on the eighteenth to keep his name out of the top of the leaderboard. just a shot behind as rory mcilroy he's looking good on his return from a three month gerri. i one of the world's toughest off road insurance events has reached the finish line in the argentinian city of quarter but the dakar rally has traversed three countries and thousands of kilometers of unforgiving to writing the veteran spanish drive a car science winning the car race. was at the finish line for us. it's only the taking part that counts for others only victory will do and then there are
those off to two grueling weeks to some of the toughest to reign on the planet i'm just glad it's will over time now to reflect on what might have been for me was a mistake on the role of the second but i defer spot was a lot of my in the face but. in the sake of. the style we just saw so much but i like the media. more than three hundred cars trucks motorbikes quad bikes and buggies plus a huge support network from around the world covering nine thousand kilometers is also a logistical and environmental challenge since the race debut in one nine hundred seventy. eight seventy competitors and spectators of being killed in accidents you'll deny this say they work to improve safety and to protect the routes no one died this year what a relief it must be to being. the nine. ring free and some of the roughly the
range of a weather condition known some man woman a machine or your dad to take that even you have made it here. this is the tenth year the data has been run in south america a supposedly temporary measure after the two thousand and eight race was canceled following the killing of four french tourists on the planned route in mauritania. is the motor capital of argentina and the stands will give it up easily meanwhile the challenges is great for the races as it was in africa to get a little bit lost it's it's change really really creek at the moment looks not so good for me. no one the motorbike race well the veteran spanish drive a color signs repeated his two thousand and ten victory in the car category as they pack up dakar two thousand and eighteen planning is already on the way to next year's race in south america. argentina
ok that is how the sport is looking for. world renowned french chef paul because has died aged ninety one they became famous for his end of it of influence and french cuisine sources close to his family say he died in his restaurant nearly all after a long battle with parkinson's disease that's it for me rob matheson for this news hour i'll be back in a moment with more of my. of
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