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the relationship came to an end the icons of revolution who changed the course of latin american politics. and fidel castro face to face at this time on al-jazeera. al-jazeera. wherever you are. south korea's president orders an investigation after dozens are killed when a fire broke out at a hospital. hello i'm adrian for the get this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up.
a strong show of military force in india as the country celebrates its sixty ninth republic day plus. all that money is not going to that unless they sit down and negotiate the tough words from donald trump to palestinians return to peace talks with israel or else. at a devastating water shortage in haiti leaves thousands with no safe water to drink more fallout from the powerful twenty ten earthquake. at least thirty seven people have died in a fire at a hospital in south korea dozens bore were injured in the same jong hospital in the southern city of many are the fires thoughts of started in the merchant sea room on the first floor firefighters say that one hundred patients were in the building at the time let's go live now to launch a series kathy novak who's outside so. kathy tell us
exactly what happened. while this fire started around seven thirty am local time adrian and it was it completely extinguished by around ten thirty am local time but not soon enough not before dozens of people as you say were killed and dozens others injured fire authorities say that the majority of those deaths have been attributed to suffocation and the suggestion is that those victims inhaled the toxic fumes so their deaths caused by suffocation and not actually by. burns as you mentioned this fire started in the emergency ward of a hospital where people were being treated where people were ill the president convened an emergency meeting this taking the situation extremely seriously here's more from the president's spokesperson. that the president moon j. held an emergency meeting of his chief aides
a short while ago to discuss the fire at a marion hospital he expressed regret and sadness over the situation of the fire that broke out at sage on hospital which led to a high number of casualties not long after a fire in chase young's and over a death toll that could still increase president moon says the government must prioritize minimizing additional deaths by taking necessary medical measures for the rescue victims. kathy what does this say about the issue of safety in south korea it's not the first time and recently that there has been a deadly fire. no unfortunately it isn't just about a month ago twenty nine people were killed when a fire broke out at a fitness club in the city also in the south of the country the cause of this fire is still under investigation as as is the reason why so many people's lives were lost before people could be properly evacuated
a fire safety questions do hit home here in south korea safety measures in general because when we hear stories like this it tends to remind people of the devastation from the say well ferry disaster where more than three hundred people were killed most of them high school students and questions were asked at the time about safety measures about evacuation measures and people tend to remember that disaster when we talk about these kinds of stories in the news and as you say we just had another deadly fire about a month ago so two fires that claimed dozens of lives in as many months so people get very upset about this sort of thing and that is why we hear the president there the presidential spokesman saying that the president is taking this extremely seriously asking those questions and looking into how this can be stopped from happening again adrian christie many thanks to you because you know. india celebrated its sixty ninth republic day with
a military parade attended by leaders from ten southeast asian nations it's the first time that many foreign leaders of attended the event being hosted by prime minister narendra modi today marks the adoption of the indian constitution in one nine hundred fifty nearly sixty thousand security personnel were deployed in new delhi for the parade will modi's decision to invite leaders from all ten southeast asian nations that make up the ass end group is being seen as a bold move to try to isolate china as part of its act east strategy new delhi is hoping to strengthen political and economic ties with southeast asian nations currently india trails behind china in trade with c.n.n. in the last two years china's trade with southeast asia was more than six times that of india india has just signed a maritime agreement with c.n.n. they sions that's in response to recent moves by china beijing has been given giving economic aid for infrastructure development under its one belt one road initiative that aims to create
a giant economic zone connecting asia and europe let's go to view now from sky who's the director of the society for policy studies he's a retired commodore with the indian navy and joins us now live via skype from new delhi good to have you with us prime minister modi has been implementing this act east asia policy which involves reaching out to southeast asian states i mean is he actively trying to counter china's influence in southeast asia and if so why. when paul encounter adrian i would say that he is trying to impart a certain amount of content into india's relationship with us young countries across the economic trade connectivity and the military dimensions. it would not be possible for india to really counter china in the trade an economic the me or as you pointed out china has
a dependency amongst the n.r.c. and countries which is very very significant some of these countries are indebted to china but what india can do is perhaps to bring a certain amount of compliment deputy and off on an are done it option to these countries and that i think has been the primary focus also prime minister monti ok when he addresses the asean summit in moniba last year. at aussie and india summit which took place yesterday in your day so does india now see china as its main external threat and not pakistan no more the internet i would say it definitely has a chance because china is making inroads into south asia in a very visible manner but it could only as far as the about it time domain is concerned and as part of the bed or initiative today we have china's
for what it in the end direct south asian region which traditionally used to be india as the main as it were india's backyard and i think india is conscious but at the seam time the contradictory got interested is that china is india's largest trading partner. and this is the kind of dilemma many countries. ited states are in here so i think. we each has a duty you know almost two point five trillion dollars also as an option and that is how i would stop what he has on the east policy so in this particular we don't get exercised connectivity the trade and of course debt is already. the global challenges but it's also good to talk to many thanks indeed for being with us. u.s.
president told trump is proposing a plan that could give citizenship to undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children but that's only if democrats agree to funding for a mexico border wall it would mean one point eight million so-called dreamers would be protected from deportation to the country of their birth the white house says the proposal could attract enough votes to pass through the senate trump plans a twenty five billion dollar fund to build up wall which he pledged to do during his election campaign in return trump says that around two million immigrants who entered the u.s. without documents when they were children will be eligible for citizenship but that process could take ten to twelve years there have to meet specific criteria for education achievement and what's called moral character from plans to tighten rules on sponsoring family members and only allowing young children and spouses at the moment under eighteen year olds and siblings can be sponsored and trump wants to end the visa lottery system its supporters say that random selection ensures
diversity but the president says it's dangerous and must be shut down. this framework will fulfill the four agreed upon pillars securing the border and closing legal loopholes indian extended family chain migration cancelling the visa lottery and providing a permanent solution on dhaka after decades of n a an action by congress it's time we work together to solve this issue once and for all we're going to weather update next he announces the road then the u.k. comes under pressure to cancel a visit by saudi arabia's crown prince and. i'm with us about that in paris rather sitting in his own flood alerts as the river still continues to rise.
had over this to the very obvious ribbon and cloud lie across northern europe this came in more than twenty four hours ago brought some windy but very mild weather and a close with it brings right it brought some record breaking temperatures to denmark and belgium and almost many of the neighboring countries but it's not really rain we're talking about and that's sinking down to assault fronts to sit here during friday now the warmth has largely gone this circulating in the western med his you've got sixteen degrees in rome as an example but it's still relatively moderate still raining a long way off in the alpha some snow for the tolls none of this is going to do any good for the safety the real cold further east as to where this money is seven in kiev minus one is a daytime highs in bucharest for example about the cloud clears away by saturday and the temperatures if anything lift a little bit in kiev not so in bucharest and vienna is it seven in the sunshine it's still above where the average suggests these temperatures should be to has been rather warm spell recent gains more coming in for the british isles. now in
the immediate future the car has just started to build right it's just hard to for now deary and i look for the fall cross and it's quite possible the atlas mountains and see if there's snow in the next day or so but for most of course this will be rain. forest. as witchcraft is sorcery killing spreads across up a new guinea when used exposes shocking human rights abuses. of the
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again the top stories on al-jazeera a fire at a hospital in south korea has killed at least thirty seven people including patients and nurses in an intensive care unit firefighters in the southern city of marianne managed to rescue dozens of others trapped by the flames. india has celebrated its sixty ninth republic day with a parade which was attended by leaders from ten southeast asian nations event is being seen as an attempt by prime minister narendra modi to isolate and counter china. and u.s. president trump is proposing a plan that could give citizenship to nearly two million undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children but in return he wants government funding to build a wall along the border with mexico and some types of family sponsored immigration . the u.s. president is also threatening to withhold billions of dollars in aid to palestine unless they pursue peace with israel donald trump made the comments at the world economic forum in davos where he also reaffirmed his commitment to recognizing
jerusalem as israel's capital his statements were condemned by the palestinian leadership and renewed debate about whether the u.s. can fairly mediate future peace negotiations from davos our diplomatic editor james bays reports. the us president seemed in upbeat mood to see arrived here peace. between israelis and palestinians that seems further away than ever you might think that when you've alienated one side in a negotiation in this case the palestinians you might reach out to them that flanked by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu the author of the deal showed that his way when they disrespected us a week ago by not allowing our vice president to see them. and we give them hundreds of millions of dollars in the war tremendous numbers numbers that nobody
understands that money is on the table that money is not going to them unless they sit down and negotiate peace because i can tell you that israel does want to make peace and they're going to have to want to make peace or we're going to have nothing to do with. of course the reason the president pence on his visit was shunned by the palestinian president and heckled by palestinian members of the israeli parliament the knesset was the controversial u.s. decision late last year to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital something again praised in downforce by prime minister netanyahu this is. your proof that will be for the heart to work for generations to come we took jerusalem off the table so we don't talk about they never got past seriously we took it off the table not to talk about it more. one or if you'll give us the points later on the
negotiation if it ever takes place i don't know that it ever will take place that seems to be a complete misreading of the situation the president is suggesting that he's removing of the stumbling block of jerusalem from the negotiations in fact most believe he's making it an even more divisive issue previous us administrations knew the recognition card was one they needed to keep and not use to maintain leverage with the israelis a two state solution requires pressure on the israelis to give up illegal settlements they built on land that should form a palestinian nation it's a great honor to be from the trumpet ministration israel seems to get only praise and never pressure james pays zero davus the us ambassador to the un nikki haley has told the security council meeting that the palestinian leadership lacks the courage needed for a peace deal accusations been rejected by
a palestinian counterpart kristen salumi reports from the un. the united states and palestinians exchanged accusations during the security council's monthly debate on the middle east palestinian ambassador riyad mansour spoke passionately about how his people had been demonized and dehumanize and accused of disrespect while the israelis were rewarded for building settlements on palestinian land he pointed out that jerusalem status according to previous international agreements should be decided in negotiations but the united states ambassador nikki haley accused palestinian leadership of walking away from peace talks. and response to repeated distortion of our position i am compelled to clarify further our position is not intended to respect. this respect and should not be translated as such by anyone in the contrary it is a position rooted in full of the spec for the law for the principles of justice and
equity for the charter for this concert for the assembly and for the decades long international consensus and the parameters of a peaceful solution we will not chase after a palestinian leadership that lacks what needs what is needed to achieve peace. to get historic results we need courageous leaders history has provided such leaders in the past for the sake of the palestinian and israeli people we pray it does so again the united states is isolated in its position here at the u.n. even its closest allies on the security council of the united kingdom and france voted in favor of a resolution calling on the u.s. to rescind its decision to move its embassy to jerusalem the u.s. veto that resolution the new york times is reporting that the us president ordered the firing of special counsel robert muller in june he's the man leading the
investigation into the trunk campaigns links to russia but the report says the president backed down when top white house attorney donald magon threatened to resign if the order was carried out according to the report trump said that could not handle the investigation impartially spain the central government is taking steps to prevent the reelection of the sacked leader colace pushed him on as head of catalonia regional parliament set to choose its new leader on tuesday and pushed him out is the only candidate on the ballot he's been in self-imposed exile in brussels since his government declared independence in a vote ruled illegal by madrid spain is now seeing with his candidacy can be appealed to the courts. britain's prime minister is being pressured to cancel a proposed visit to london by the saudi crown prince because of the war in yemen mohammed been some others due to visit london soon but campaign groups including the stop the war coalition say no millions of yemenis suffering the world's worst
humanitarian crisis with famine is threatened and disease is widespread stephen bell a spokesman for the campaign to block the visit he says it's ominous responsible for the world's worst humanitarian crisis. we are calling upon the u.k. government to withdraw the invitation. in view it is not acceptable to lay out the red carpet for someone who is responsible for what the u.n. says is the way to manage tarion crisis in the world today the fact that the most recent u.n. report indicated up to eleven million yemeni children are risk from the war cholera famine and the blockade of the country destruction of infrastructure all this means it's not suitable to invite someone who is the prime responsibility for the continuation of the war opinion pose a vindicated over sixty percent oppose continuing military
arming of the saudi regime this is i would say broadly reflected in parliament insofar as are all the major parties apart from the gun. and small d p contingent are against the continuing to support the saudi. war efforts so we think that public opinion is broadly on our side but it's necessary to organize to bring political opinion into line. in a story or people are marking the anniversary of british settlements back in seventeen eighty eight millions are attending a stranger day ceremonies and parties but others a boy causing the festivities because of the association with colonialism thomas is one of the alternative rallies organized in sydney. there is certainly some behind
the change that i am i've been covering australia day events for a few years now and every year the protests grow the marches and alternative events like this one but people aboriginal i'm not i'm for it you know who don't like australia day being on the twenty sixth of january i want to trace the dates but as we say people here are still a minority most australians i know while friday they celebrate some twenty six atoll and justify its use the day off what a few parties to go to bars to enjoy themselves not many commemoration reflects in this right amount is built and it's a view of some people here don't change the dates but surely change the nature of the day make it almost obligatory in the morning of australia day to commemorate to reflect on the suffering that the twenty sixth of january seven eighty eight began the indigenous people in australia and then only in the afternoon shift the mood and make it a celebration of australia because. in haiti around two million people who live in
the capital port au prince appealing for help to get clean drinking water the devastating earthquake eighty years ago wrecked sanitation systems and temporary taps and toilets used since then are breaking down shallow palace reports. this is the only source of drinking water in the delmas neighborhood of port au prince a twenty leagues a bucket of water cost sixteen since blanche odd is one of few haitians who can afford the daily ritual. would like to get drinking water we'd like them to build a tank so we can get washed out because his life. without it we can't live we need the state to build a bathroom there's no bathroom here. but those who cannot afford the sixteen cents for clean water come here the water is contaminated but they fill up they contain is and drink it anyway despite the threat from waves of born cholera more than half a million haitians have had the disease. so. we need water if the
people don't have water what will we do this tank doesn't work water is health water is life there are people who don't have that when this tank worked we had water. you know it all flows back to this haiti's devastating earthquake in twenty taney two hundred twenty thousand people died and infrastructure was destroyed and international aid agencies flow wind to build temporary infrastructure including water tanks eight years on they are breaking down as the wait to rebuild infrastructure drags on. listen half of haitians in rule areas have access to clean water and only a quarter of a tortoise. i'm waiting for the international community and for nonprofit organizations to help us only they can make something for us but the international community has been distracted by other disasters the u.n.
mission has pulled out and they it has dried up yet hey she remains one of the poorest nations in the world charlotte dallas al-jazeera. treasures in the famous louvre museum in paris are being moved to safety because of the threat of floods the river saying has burst its banks after weeks of rain but is there. stranded restaurants and submerged bridges as the river seine in paris continues to rise its pedestrianised banks have disappeared usually bustling with walkers and cyclists are now a no go zone and the city is on flood alert. to get within we have overcome for some hate waves into floods going over six majors one in spring and the other in winter it is clearly a question of paris adapting to climate change you from. the city council has put in place special measures briffa traffic has been stopped only emergency boats are allowed and ten pre-flood barriers are being installed paris's world famous museums
are also playing safe the louve has closed a wing and is moving some works to higher ground for some people here the swollen river has become something of a tourist attraction for more than one hundred fifty years parisians have used this statue as a gauge now normally the water level is around two meters and the fields of the statue are visible but as the water rises the whole body disappears now city officials here in paris say they expect the water level to be above six meters in the next few days come a visit almost every year we are the here and we've never seen the river y.p.s. and we live right down there and we've heard about the statue most of. my work in offices nearby and we've taken precautions in case there's a flood and power cuts over the past century the same has risen in paris several times but it's not safe to float since one thousand nine hundred ten when flooding
turned the city into a french venice flood prevention has improved since then but experts say it's not enough a major flood in paris could hit the whole country it could go between a three to saute billion euros in terms of the direct advantages but also discord have consequences at the macroeconomic level because. richard represents one sort of the national g.d.p. so it can have impact on growth under the drug market on on public finance to. the rising water is the result of weeks of heavy rain in france forecasters say drier weather is on the way people here hope it will be just in time to prevent paris's historic center from becoming swamped with russia buckler al-jazeera paris has something to change up a symbolic doomsday clock which represents how close humanity is to destroying the planet is the nearest it's been to signaling the end of the world since nine hundred fifty three the clock was moved forward by thirty seconds on thursday by
the bulletin of atomic scientists because of mounting concern over a nuclear war and climate change the last time the clock was at two minutes to midnight was when the u.s. and the soviet union were testing hydrogen bombs which a time of ill is a member of the the science and security board of the bulletin of of the atomic scientists he says it's more important than ever to educate the public on the scale of threats that we face. one of our main motivations and even having that in welcome going to the trouble of sending it every year is to motivate people not to be concerned to learn about these issues and to make inroads and concerns known to all governments we see a lack of solution. so for example us russian relations deteriorated was no ongoing high level talks about nuclear arms control between us and russia the two countries which between them have almost all of the nuclear weapons in the world and i think it's this lack of strong international action that concerns us
and that's very much junior and climate change as well. finally scientists have discovered a human fossil in israel that could transform what we know about ancient human migration the fossil was found in a collapsed cave on the northern coast of israel it's thought to be nearly two hundred thousand years old that's almost twice as old as any previous remains discovered outside africa where our species is thought to have originated. with us adrian for the get here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera fire at a hospital in south korea has killed at least thirty seven people including patients and nurses in an intensive care unit firefighters in the southern city of marrying managed to rescue dozens of others trapped by the flames south korea's
president is calling for an investigation into the cause of the fire and a look at safety procedures more now from of zeros kathy novak this fire broke out at about seven thirty am local time at the at a hospital in near young in the south of south korea i was extinguished by about ten thirty am local time but not before dozens of lives were lost and dozens more people were injured we're told there are about one hundred people in the hospital there was also a nursing hospital next door ninety six people were evacuated from that building india has celebrated its sixty ninth republic day with a parade which was attended by leaders from ten south-east asian nations it's the first time that so many world leaders have attended the event it's being seen as an attempt by prime minister there under modi to isolate and counter china. u.s. president donald trump is proposing a plan that could give citizenship to the two million undocumented immigrants group
to the u.s. as children under the proposal one point eight million so-called dreamers would be protected from deportation but in return he wants government funding to build a wall along the border with mexico and to end some types of family sponsored immigration. and donald trump is threatening to withhold millions of dollars in aid to palestine unless they pursue peace with israel he made the comments at the world economic forum in davos where he also reaffirmed his commitment to recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital his statements were condemned by the palestinian leadership and renewed debate about whether the u.s. can fairly mediate future peace negotiations and spain the central government is taking steps to prevent the reelection of sect leader khalid push to mount as head of cattle the regional parliament is set to choose its new leader on tuesday a post about is the only candidate on the ballots he's been in self-imposed exile in brussels since government declared independence in the votes that madrid ruled
illegal. there's the headline as the news continues here on al-jazeera right after inside story next. as witchcraft and sorcery killing spreads across up in new guinea. when east exposes shocking human rights abuses. of the specific missions darkseid one east at this time i now do sera. from afghanistan to south sudan to syria aid groups that were once almost universally viewed as neutral increasingly find themselves targeted why the change and what can be done to make things safer for aid agencies and the critical work they do this is inside story.