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cell robin this is the al-jazeera news our live from our headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes session his forces in yemen have reportedly taken control of the southern port city of aden plus. was. a rocky start to russia's attempt at a peace conference on syria also. thousands rally in nairobi as opposition leader raul oettinger takes an unofficial oath declaring himself kenya's people's president. and major changes for hundreds of millions of space book users worldwide get ready for local news feeds. welcome to the al-jazeera news our surgeon is forces in yemen are reported to have taken control of the southern port city of a the reuters news agency says the forces which are backed by the u.a.e.
have confined the government of president but that a bomb and the to the presidential palace the takeover comes after two days of fighting the yemeni government is accusing saudi arabia of ignoring the action by the u.a.e. linked forces now this is a new front in yemen civil war which has so far been dominated by fighting between president had these government and who through rebels a split has emerged in the saudi led coalition that supports had the back separatists have turned on the president's troops in the south they want a separate state for southern yemen lisa session to say the region has been neglected and mistreated by the government south and north yemen and worse separate countries for much of the latter half of the twentieth century before uniting in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight and used to be the capital of south yemen. well how is our correspondent covered the conflict in yemen for many years joins me
now in studio how much of a game changer has certainly the last twelve hours been quite significant in the sense that now forces. affiliated with the south secessionist movement backed by the united. now much of the city of aden key government buildings and key also army military bases especially the main one of which was run over today and activists from aden are posting footage from that base with the. massive destruction in it has been coming under massive shelling over the last few hours there was an attempt to broker a deal which has faltered and this still fighting in different parts of the city but it is definitely a game changer because the internationally recognized government of president obama so howdy has lost control over what seems to be perhaps confusing for our international viewers have been following this story we were trying to clarify it
for them we have two sides saudi arabia and the united arab emirates who've been part of a coalition against who the rebels who have now split in some shape or form and we're not quite sure who they're actually backing or why the why they've split in this fight i have to say it's intricate in confusing to a certain extent because extent because in two thousand and fifteen sunday libya saudi arabia start of the coalition start of this intervention in yemen against the houthi s. he was the key player they said they wanted to interfere to stop the healthiest form destabilizing yemen what is happening that i was totally different the u.a.e. has merged as the key player in the south they are back in group which is called the south to the transitional council a group of activists who want to establish an independent state in the south something was the saudis have dismissed for many years how the saudis changed their mind about it we did. other saudis and the emirate is trying to orchestrate
a new outcome force for south yemen no one knows but what we know for sure is that united arab emirates plays a crucial role in the south they are the most effective armed force they have bases in are then in how the moat and also in so-called are these key strategic areas in southern yemen and they have huge political and financial influence over the southern cities what this then part poses is the question of what will the future relationship be of the u.a.e. and saudi when it comes to yemen and what is the future of yemen both in the short and long term if you look at the map and you see the southern part of yemen is you talking about. it's coastal areas some of the most busiest shipping routes for oil tankers in the world very important it has a crucial as you political importance for the international committee further violence and instability or fragmentation in the southern part of yemen could pave
the way for groups like al qaida which is one of the most aggressive groups operating in the area to gain war foothold there it could also lead to more instability and this is something that the international community has been concerned about for quite some time if the fighting continues different factions. fighting for different political agenda this is going to be very dangerous for saudi arabia on one hand but also for the united states of america and for the international community to see what happens certainly in the coming hours and days thank you well other top story that we're following today and that's russia's efforts to host talks on syria's political future that had a rocky start in the resort town of sochi and its foreign minister was interrupted several times when he read a message from president vladimir putin to the delegates. syrian opposition members yelled out a lover off your jets a bombing our people moscow is an important ally of syrian president bashar al
assad and syria's main opposition groups on the kurds are refusing to attend the talks so what you should use for it on the slow you've got the war today we have all conditions to turn the tragic page of syria's history considering all the latest achievements a dialogue between various syrian factions is necessary to reach a political solution with the un backed mediation. well stephanie decker is standing by in her belly on the turkey syria border city because two new is in istanbul but first let's go over to rory chalons in sochi and some very concerned calls from the russian foreign minister before he even spoke i mean one has to wonder how that speech has gone down despite the interruptions aurore. while they were interruptions both pro russia and anti russia i think we heard the the anti russian ones there but. was preceded on the stage by
a syrian government representative who said that hands off syria essentially foreign interference should back off that the progress has been made to lead to such easy put it had been won by the victorious syrian army on the battlefield he then said long live syria and thanks to russia following that there were there was a lot of raw of people standing up and saying you know glory to russia thank you russia so yes there are people from the opposition who have turned up here who are still very very critical of what russia has been doing in syria but there are a good many syrians who come here who see things along a more damascus aligned position and they of course think that russia has essentially saved the government of bashar al assad well there has been a distinct absence of opposition groups one person that wasn't absent is stephan de mistura the u.n. representative he'll be watching very closely about what happens and what this
means for talks possibly the start and of course the focus geneva. exactly and a lot rides actually on what stefan de mistura makes of all this everything we goes on here in sochi and that's because essentially turkey and the various opposition groups have decided for one reason or another that they don't want to come here have basically said that they will they will go along with whatever is decided in sochi as long as it gets the approval of the united nations and as long as this congress feeds into the geneva track for peace in syria because let's not forget it is geneva which is the kind of overarching architecture for a final resolution of the syrian conflict that's where things ultimately will end up the opposition groups and to a certain extent turkey as well have always felt that so if you have
a danger of basically steering round geneva and trying to get more of a moscow or damascus based settlements well if stuff and i'm a store approves of what happens here and it filters directly into geneva then that to a greater level a better extent will satisfy some of the wishes of the opposition or for the live in rory we'll leave it there thank you follow events of course is such let's cross over to istanbul or correspondent sit in consumer waiting for some of the opposition syrian groups did not take part and not in attendance in sochi but they've asked turkey to represent them and speak on their behalf why. well so have actually here maybe a better question would be to discuss why turkey is willing to represent the syrian opposition in such a congress as you have also been reporting since the morning the syrian opposition
has been offended by the syrian regime flags on the documents and a proposed a proposed constitution draft that actually be a paves the way for a feather out of system within syria turkey russia iran and the syrian opposition have agreed on the territorial integrity of syria since the us than the process was something turkey has worked a lot has shown a lot of effort on a political solution in syria whether it's with its partners in astana russia iran and with the in direct talks with the syrian regime but turkey actually imus emphasized that turkey hasn't been happy about the situation i've been talking to my sources since the morning anchor doesn't seem happy about the opposition's withdrawal decision from the table that's why they agreed to represent the opposition in the congress because turkey has an ongoing operation
a military operation in africa which is called this. operation all of branch and in turkey was able to launch this operation with it with direct talks with russia because russia yeah russia has an influence now friend so took it doesn't want its operation to be damaged also turkey doesn't want its relations with russia and iran to be damaged so this is actually a main point about this or presentation but we'll see how that transpires the coming days moving sort of thank you let's cross over to stephanie dechen our correspondent who's actually only turkey syria border in culture bayley or very close really to the conflict zone of our screen and. as we've been talking about for nearly three or four days now turkish offensive continues staff those kurdish groups to sending their positions just bring us up to speed on what we know so choose. well that's you know the campaign is
ongoing and we are just further it's quite a hazy day but there's a bit of smoke coming from the village that villages inside syria turkey has been shelling that so it's been quite an ongoing you know the border situation has been very active throughout this conflict which is now into its second week because what i'm trying to do is first push the y. p.g. fighters that's a group they deem a terrorist organization away from its borders now we've understand from the turkish military that they've dropped leaflets over the last couple of hours in the areas of africa urging people in civilians to not support the why p.g. but from what we understand certainly speaking to some sources inside is that it is a very difficult situation for those civilians particularly because of the shelling and the airstrikes of course also there is no you know it's an ongoing conflicts of people are scared there's no aid coming in to the area so these are some of the challenges and briefly also you know while you talk about those those talks turkey
here is using the free syrian army fighters to lucius offensive we've seen the moving around here today they have bases along this border so just give indication that you know the foreign countries with syrian fighters all taking part in this operation it's certainly just an indication of how complicated syria's war is for the moment so for leave of course that situation does develop stuff back of us on the take the soviet border now kenya's opposition leader has taken an unofficial oath in a ceremony held in protest over last year's election and he's calling himself the people's president and sense of victory in the twenty seventeen votes was stolen from him thousands of his supporters gathered in you in the capital nairobi the attorney general had warned challenging president who can yet to amounts to treason . rolo digger claims he won the presidential election last august now the electoral commission declared who can yet are the winner of that vote didn't get
a challenge the results on the supreme court agreed nullifying the result over what it called irregularities now the court ordered a new vote in october which can yet are won again during a boycotted the vote citing a lack of electoral reforms catherine soy is our correspondent in the capital nairobi and there was certainly uncertainty around the overtaking it did happen catherine the opposition leaders seem to be strongly supported. absolutely and it's you can't imagine that just a couple of hours ago this place was full of people of full of supporters of the opposition coalition waiting to witness this symbolic swearing in of loading up but it was also a day that was back to for many who left disappointed and we talked to some of them and they said the reason why they're disappointed is that the three other main corelation partners did not show up including colognes almost. deputy and was
supposed to be sworn in alongside dry allowed. on the podium said that he will later give details as to why the other principals did not show up but there are also other people so hale that we talked to who are saying that it doesn't matter loading us war on the bible to protect and stop the kenyan people as the people's president a lot of people i talk to say they have their hopes on him he is the change that kenya needs but going forward it's going to be interesting to see what he does after today and also to get more details on what exactly this people's president and tails. be in the short term catherine but then one wonders what the end game isn't what's the longer you want to see opposition really hope to achieve by this sort of symbolic action and maybe are they on a collision course with the current government. well what the opposition has been talking to has been talking about for weeks now is dialogue he said that he's been pushing for dialogue with to address some of the
concerns of the opposition he says that. the president has been reluctant to have those stocks so saying by doing this he hopes that is going to put more pressure on the president to actually reach out and sit down with the opposition to listen to their grievances he also says that he's going to use to push more put more pressure on the government and the ruling party and he's going to use this so-called people's assembly this people's assembly is a forum that which has been established by the opposition and entrenched supposed to be entrenched with the county government it's a forum made up of different stakeholders really just leaders politicians women and youth groups and so forth to push for electoral reforms and to address other issues that affect the country so we're hopes to use that i think that's why the government is so jittery because it's not just about the swearing in these people
this people's assembly which has already been induced by several counties are you know potentially a very powerful. platform that can be used to advance the agenda of the opposition and we are seeing people within these forums already pledging their allegiance to. review. thank you. plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including in the lead up to the u.s. president's state of the union address we talked to young undocumented immigrants living in fear of deportation. also somalia's government says it has come up with a long term plan to tackle drought and famine we have a report from mogadishu. and in sports a sixty year old baseball team logo is to go to tatiana will explain why.
now the speaker of catalonia has parliament has to stone the vote for the region's president carla spiritual who's been living in brussels as the only candidate it's unclear when the vote will take place left to spain in october after his government declared independence in a referendum ruled illegal by madrid while the foka joins me now live from barcelona i mean why was the independence movement trying to perspire in the investiture of their leader. in the speaker of the castle on parliament said that the postponing didn't twit happen indefinitely for a number of reasons he said to allow for meaningful dialogue but also to protect the guarantees of political immunity of the only man on the list for the leadership congress. but serve the independence movement knows that it's somewhat backed into a corner largely because carlos bridgeman is two thousand kilometers away in self-imposed exile in brussels if he came here to attend his own investiture he
faces the risk of being jailed for a possibility of thirty years on charges of sedition and rebellion on top of that they know that if they went ahead with a symbolic vote without pushing on actually being here then it would simply mean a continuation of direct rule by madrid indefinitely the option now is for them to have a bit more thinking time to work out what their next step will be but the constitutional court has said that if push him on does not come here in person the session cannot continue here is what the speaker had to say a little bit earlier when he announced that despite meant. visionary on january twenty second we proposed the president cause puja moment as candidate to be sworn in as catalonia as president it wasn't a random decision neither personal one it was the result of the will expressed by a majority from this parliament in order to maintain this will i will not propose any other candidate to be sworn in and i am committed to guarantee his immunity as
i would do with all members of the parliament doing their duty as members of catalonia as parliament i suppose it really does pose the question when we when can we really expect perhaps even a new session of the parliament or even investiture to take place. well we knew that the constitutional court made a an offer as it were saturday saying that. political party or other members of opposition independent parties could come up with their own legal argument they give them ten days to do that so we think about it by next wednesday we may hear back from the constitutional court we may hear from party directly possibly even from the man himself as to how they might legally challenge this decision which could mean at the very earliest a new session happening possibly thursday or friday next week but right now any kind of deadline seems completely up in the air. right now it is very much conjecture. things are moving very very quickly and could change very much in the
last minute but we'll keep following events with you in boston for the moment thank you. more than one point four million afghans are expected to lose the right to stay in pakistan after the government's extend their refugee status their legal status officially expired on december thirty first but the pakistani federal cabinet extended the stay by one month to reports from a refugee camp in the shower for several decades boggart don had been home during regular and unregistered andre fuji o.m.a.c. the conflict and country can journey ahead and progress gone by now because of the pressure from the international community and particularly the united states. and i did once very bad creation updated a few again because security trade pakistan has also been stressing the need of a needy bad creation of
a fond refugees as their presence in pakistan helps of on terrorists made and more among them however if you are these people they were dare you dead they do not want to be turned back into a country drawn up barred by current flow. by the government of pocket on that farm they've already dried out and they're in very little international assistance to help the people. government has not done enough to keep the people who really normally lived in that country and for damn it did once again an uncertain future whole new. years we're living here and the government of pakistan must extend. country is still at war and it's one side it's the taliban and on other side is the american no one forces we are stuck between the two is no one's. almost one point three million registered of one refugee and an equal number of unregistered refugee
will see their legal status and on the thirty first of january and it will be important to read that they will be given yet another extension of force. against their will. the u.s. has lifted its ban on refugees from eleven countries it deemed high risk but says tougher checks will still be enforced u.s. president donald trump implement the ban tobar as part of his revised immigration policy applicants from the unnamed countries will still face tough a so-called risk based assessment to be accepted donald trump will give his state of the union address to congress later on tuesday kicking off his second year in office and in the u.s. president is sure to mention immigration republicans and democrats can't seem to agree on a policy which allows hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants to work in the u.s. many of them live in fear of deportation brunell's reports now from los angeles.
in l.a. it's busy korea town neighborhood people are following the immigration debate with a sense of dread right now they're just you know more anxiety and fear show years and was brought without authorization to the u.s. by her parents when she was just five years old so she has qualified for a doctor but she resents the trumpet ministrations offer of a deal for dreamers in return for drastic cuts in legal immigration a massive border wall stepped up deportations and the end of policies allowing illegal immigrants to sponsor their family members to settle in the u.s. it's really frustrating and appalling that we're being used as bargaining chips i wouldn't like to throw anyone else under the bus and it's really unfortunate that they're continuing to further attack or immigrant community like this koreatown
like immigrant communities all over the u.s. would be hit hard by president donald trump's proposals according to the u.s. census bureau the number of new immigrants coming to the u.s. from asian countries has exceeded the number of immigrants from mexico. the past five years labor activist can't long says drops comments have inflamed racial anger toward immigrants i do think that the trump rhetoric is not only offensive to immigrants to communities of color but it is also a distortion of who we are as a society and who we are as a people and i do think that it is highly politically motivated to motivate a base of people who believe that somehow immigrants pose a threat to our lifestyle. alexander so heads the koreatown immigrants workers alliance if something is humanizing the reform that is trying to divide the people
where we need to keep people together we need to ensure that our multi-racial community and multi-racial fight can thrive and we cannot do that through a racist immigration policy in koreatown fear for family the community and the nation's future rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles the f.b.i.'s deputy director andrew mccabe has abruptly stepped down weeks before his official retirement the us president has repeatedly criticized the cave accusing him of a favoring his rival hillary clinton during the twenty sixteen presidential race the cape's departure comes as the f.b.i. continues its investigation into possible ties between russia and donald trump's campaign elevation has more from washington d.c. . under mccabe has been with the f.b.i. for twenty years but in recent months he's been the target of repeated criticism from president the deputy director played
a role in the investigation in hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server his wife ran for office for the democrats in virginia and received campaign donations from clinton allies for the president that was enough for him to tweet how can the f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe the man in charge along with leaking james komi of the forty hillary clinton investigation including her thirty three thousand illegally deleted e-mails be given seven hundred thousand dollars for his wife's campaign by clinton puppets during investigation. when mckibben knows his intention to retire in march the president tweeted again f.b.i. deputy director andrew mccabe is racing the clock to retire with full benefits ninety days to go the white house the night it played any part in his decision to leave the f.b.i. i can tell you none of this issue is made bad out of the white house any specifics i would refer you to the f.b.i. but keep briefly ran the f.b.i. after the president fired teams combing the washington post reported the president asked him how he voted in the election to keep told him he didn't vote but his
departure will risk questions among other f.b.i. agents this is profoundly disturbing it's yet another chip in the edifice of the separation of politics from the rule of law and the independence of the justice department the law enforcement bodies of united states in this instance the f.b.i. intelligence community and frankly american democracy this is been dominating the headlines but washington's attention will soon time to this president's first state of the union speech leech on tuesday but the ramifications of mccabe's abrupt departure mean well rumble on alan fischer washington's. well it sort of the weather here is evident as part of the news we've been keeping a really close eye on south africa especially cape town because of the drought and i presume that's what your top story is yeah absolutely so it's an awful situation this could well become the first major city in the world to run out of water so certainly worth keeping an eye on is the dry season as well so things not looking
too good of. elsewhere we have seen some wetter weather is i on the satellite sequence you can see how the cloud just pops up across the eastern side of the country and in the tunnel fifty millimeters of rain coming down here further west where we really do need that rainfall in cape town i'm afraid there's not a drop in sight it's the driest time of year ironically where we see about nine millimeters of rain in january only about a millimeter or so if we're lucky in february so things really do look pretty grim here look a little further north and east to get into southern parts of mozambique and he was saying eighty millimeters of rain we're going to hang on to the possibility of showers across the eastern side of southern africa as we go on through the next few days and more heavy downpours up towards durban towards johannesburg my i just can't see or drove down nothing useful and what is with temperature at around twenty three degrees on wednesday off to in a similar value as we go on into thursday and even less chance of seeing any
rainfall by this stage if the truth be known so a little bit of wet weather just easing up towards the northeast of south africa but for the rest of the country is going to stay dry and sunny again a little more cloud just drifting its way towards the western cape but i'm afraid it does stay dry for the three civil features. thanks very much of it and well still ahead here on al-jazeera is news out colombia suspends peace talks with the rebels are a series of bomb attacks also be philippine government says it wants to crack down on what he calls fake news but advocacy groups warn it's an attempt a crushing dissent. and in small david beckham is officially back in football tatyana opposed details like to the sport. from satellite technology to three d. printing and recycled waste to solar powered classrooms africa is transforming
young innovators are propelling change building communities creating employment and solving problems they're challenging systems and shaping you what it's about creative thinkers shaping their continent's future innovate africa at this time on al-jazeera. we here to jerusalem bureau covered israeli palestinian affairs we covered this story with a lot of internet we covered it with that day in and out of this story we have a presence here all the time apart from being a cameraman it's also very important to be a journalist to know the story very well before going into the field covering the united nations and global diplomacy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks have ended and what happens there matters.
welcome back you're watching the al-jazeera news arabs a whole rob a reminder of our top news story secessionist forces in yemen are reported to have taken control of the southern city of aden the reuters news agency says the forces which are backed by the united arab emirates have confined the government of president of the rebel woman sort of the to the presidential palace i. your jets are bombing our people that's the accusation from syrian opposition members who rose to disrupt the russian foreign minister speech in sochi moscow is hosting talks on syria's political future but it had a rocky start with main opposition groups on the kurds refusing to attend. also
kenyan opposition leader raul has taken on other fishel oath he's calling himself the people's president and says victory in the twenty seven thousand vote was stolen from him the attorney general had warned that challenging the official president of the outer amounts to treason. is going to settle american as well colombia's government has suspended peace talks for the rebels after a series of bombings over the weekend seven more of fauresmith officers were killed during the attacks on police stations and three cities present model some tossers blame the armed group for the attacks on a sunday reporter from bug a top. three bombs attacks in less than twenty four hours was interpreted as a clear message from the un about its faith in the peace process in colombia in the aftermath of the country's president juan manuel santos had his own party and my patience on the patience of the colombian people has its limits so i have taken the
decision to suspend the start of the fifth cycle of negotiations which was shared world for the coming days until we see coherence between the words and its actions . talks between the government then the last active rebel group in colombia have been going for more than a year last october they agreed on a ceasefire but the rebels launched a new offensive when it expired earlier this month the targeted oil pipelines and security forces the bloodiest of the week in attacks took place in the coastal city of where five officers were killed president santos flew there to inspect the aftermath under increasing pressure to win the peace talks for good in the eyes of the taxi indicate the group's leadership is divided over the way forward. as an organization where different tendencies converge on are expressed both politically and militarily they also have an historical issue with timing they're unable to
understand when it's the right moment for doing or not doing something this attack happened at the worst possible time public opinion not only rejected them but also close the political space government had to continue negotiation says it's willing to take part in another ceasefire but its attacks will continue until the moment it's agreed upon the truth is that unlike the successful talks with five gravels who signed the peace deal with the government a year ago the negotiations with a year land seem increasingly bound for failure leaving the dream of a completely at peace in its stead troth i listen to them. now the trumpet ministration has decided not to impose new sanctions on russia it's those measures taken in august are already hurting russia's economy trumps government also released a list of one hundred fourteen politicians and businessmen who were legibly gained wealth or power by association with the russian president vladimir putin has called
the list a hostile step that complicates u.s. russia ties but says will not retaliate. the cattle are u.s. strategic dialogue has begun in washington d.c. the foreign and defense ministers from both countries are meeting in a closed session qatar says it hopes to strengthen military relations with the u.s. it announced earlier this week plans to expand the u.s. military base in qatar eight months ago for arab nations imposed a blockade on qatar the u.s. is a sides to seek a solution political hay is our correspondent following events in washington d.c. it is a second round of talks and in the larger context it's not just about defense it's about the situation as well and a very tense situation amongst those g.c.c. countries and how to solve a problem that would benefit the united states. yeah you really have to look at these meetings in the broader context of the g.c.c. crisis just to go back and remember president donald trump initially sided with the
saudi arabian coalition against cutter but what we saw as the two people who. could terri delegation is meeting with very important people in the cabinet secretary of defense jim mattis and secretary of state rex tillerson they immediately said calm down slow down qatar is a valuable ally you need to walk this back mr president it took a while but he has come around and said that it needs to be resolved so i think they're basically trying to send a broader message that the crisis is still ongoing the u.s. is aware of that and again the u.s. would like to see this resolved but we'll have to watch and see carefully just what kind of statements they come out with after they've been meeting i believe the meeting just getting under way now of course talk about the full space a day the u.s. is largest military installations in the old land within the g.c.c. . do we expect any sort of create developments in terms of the way these two
countries want to work together in terms and also really in terms of the future development party. well the minister of defense gave a speech to the influential heritage foundation they're very influential with republicans who control the congress and of course the white house and he highlighted all of the investment that the qataris have made in american hardware talked about building two hundred additional housing units so that the u.s. troops could bring their families and their children and their children to study as this is the best study on bass and we expect that they're going to announce more economic deals in the areas of port control cyber security energy infrastructure and you have to keep in mind president trump sees pretty much everything through the prism of business remember when he went to saudi arabia he was very excited to announce hundreds of billions of dollars worth of deals and it did get him a lot of headlines for that day but once reporters started looking at the numbers it didn't add up it turned out that many of the deals had already been agreed to
under the obama administration most of the vast majority of the deals were actually deals they were simply letters of intent to try and look at doing deals down the line so the white house was never able to back up the numbers that they splashed across the front pages when they visited saudi so i can you can tell that qatar is anxious to send a message that they are also doing business with u.s. companies and we expect that to be highlighted in the negotiations today and we'll see what comes out of it later with you as well patty thank you know the united nations is warning that humanitarian aid is increasingly critical for people living in conflict areas somalia is particularly vulnerable. after years of war and drowned but now the government says it has a plan to improve security to the reports from. aminah and her family left their home in chile about three hundred kilometers away to find food and security in mogadishu a severe drought last year meant the could not grow in the crops and they feared
for their lives as rival plans for it but there is nobody left in my village at sept very young people it was too much fighting and we had to leave because there was no food at the people of last year's dropped more than three million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance the united nations says that number struck to but only by half a million the humanitarian needs are still very high and we are still seeing the tradition levels that are amongst the highest in the world so that very much once i continued attention at the same time the progress that we've made shows that we have a much more effective response mechanism in place as compared to twenty eleven when quarter of a million people died. three hundred thousand children under the age of five are malnourished while the effects of the drought in parts of southern somalia including the capital mogadishu have eased more cisterns is now needed in the north
with has been low rainfall and the u.n. says two point seven million people will be in crisis between now and june since the famine and twenty eleven billions of dollars have been spent on emergency relief but the government says it can no longer rely solely on foreign aid and must wind long term solutions through conflict drought and the displacement of people they'll be in through all national institutions to tackle these challenges but now the government says it's come up with a plan. last year the government open to the department to deal with humanitarian and disaster management and its planning long term investment for development in rural areas usually the worst hit by drought we have the longest. sea caused as well as we have two rivers we have for thailand. and so country like so much earlier. it is something that could have been a word
a very long time but because of lack of an institution it's in its details and known to us and i do know. that is why we have seen these droughts keep coming back . more funding to produce food including in agricultural and fishery sick does hope to break the impact of drought and the cycle of suffering but somalia's government says it will take time for me to malaya al-jazeera mogadishu well facebook is set to deliver more local news to its u.s. users an effort to curb the spread of misinformation the changes occur mostly social media giant seeks to address charges that it failed to prevent the spread of fake news especially during the twenty sixteen us presidential election the local news focus is expected for more countries later in the year well lisa marie is a researcher at oxford internet institute joins me now on skype from oxford good to have you with us we how is actually going to impact on facebook users. the listener
in here and how's it going to impact news you seriously well actually users are still in u.c.d. content as he just said i really liked it so now is that if you're going to eat local news if you're not or have like actual ph and that you know it's kind of a word. and what that is actually a company google right now is our testing where they look at us. with this new app and of course in turn it's going to help sort of local publishers promote local news for a local audience as well if you're in a particular area. well shares are wary excited to day are struggling with getting the same kind of trafficking content that national international broadcasters are having and also today right now are seen as a good sign and that that will boost your subscriptions it will also boost that
will be used to be able to control the amount of news that they actually get on the feeds the type of news and the location from where it comes from even if they're a visitor to that area. well i'm greedy and so it does give us some possibility supposedly you know only going to be able to see the content of news that like egypt and your p.c. subscribe to you know you cannot say for example i have pointed my entire new speech at the washington post and you can subscribe to it as just that is going to give you space you cannot model and design your own you speech that is still going to be great and that it's still there actually goes into design. do you assess the situation in a way that it can actually come back to fake news as facebook facebook would like to tell its subscribers about i don't think the specific outfit
user jump you say in general let's take a step to we're having content that we're meeting people that it's more about friends and family i think local news and it's not targeted at actually commenting to eight news problem but i do think it's important to bear in mind that workers here local news we're going to get a different type of content and what we're from in washington post or new york times because of the resources ticker winter journalists and because of professionalism that goes into their has an awesome because of the topics that are . will see what does happen certainly when it comes online for the moment the summer you get but so much for joining us thank you buddy. now the philippine government is also cracking down on what it calls fake news by introducing new laws but advocacy groups say the move is an attack on free speech and punishes journalists and bloggers for publishing dissenting views to alan duke and has more from manila. best antidote to fake news is truth filipino journalists are demanding
accountability from president lee good it or does government they say journalism has been under siege mostly from looters to supporters and some members of his government fuels massage rappler an online news site known to be critical of the government had its license revoked over a technicality a few weeks ago thing. in the past the turkey has said corrupt journalists are not exempt from assassination words that appear to have found a residence with his supporters rappler c.e.o. maria ressa says deterred his presidency in two thousand and sixteen was largely want through social media and the internet has been used as a weapon since then she says some of those leading the attacks are part of the government machinery the end goal is to silence dissent when people don't know what is real and what is fake when facts don't matter then the voice with the loudest
megaphone gains more power the presidential communications agency admits it has made mistakes but denies these were all intentional but it continues to employ bloggers who have in the past released false statements and used violent rhetoric bloggers like assistant secretary michael saw and was around five point five million followers on facebook. i told her aspirants your blog is concerned it does not reflect the p.c. or spews. but after decades of restrictions and control during the rule of president ford and marcus the media in the philippines became one of the most influential institutions in the country but the community to protect journalists also ranks the philippines as one of the most dangerous places in the world to work . journalists in far flung villages have been shocked at point blank range cases
have been filed but these remain largely unsolved but legislators believe freedom of expression has been abused and want restrictions on the media critics say is using a twenty first century playbook using the internet as a weapon journalists at the senate today are demanding accountability and say they will not back down but many here question just how long they will be able to hold out or whether they can resist threats of government regulation there's never been such a time for the fed to be media. manilla. super bowl.
welcome back it's time for this for to stop the other thank you very much to how a local used by a major league baseball team since nine hundred forty eight will be no more by next year at the request of the league the cleveland indians will get rid of the chief wahoo image they're said to be offensive and racist chief wahoo is a caricature of a native american that's appeared on the team uniform and caps major league baseball's those that team owners agreed with their view that the logo is no longer appropriate for on field use fighting a goal of diversity and inclusion while the debates are over the native american names and logos has been part of north american sport for several years now there
have been protests in the n.f.l. urging the washington redskins to change their name in the county and a football league about has been an online movement against the edmonton eskimos a name while the chicago blackhawks named after a native american chief has also been questioned in the n.h.l. well earlier we spoke to native american journalist and activist simon moya smith he says the cleveland indians ownership need to do more to convince doubters their intentions in ditching the chief wahoo logo austin fear. the league put pressure on the team to drop its chief wahoo local from its uniforms in while it's playing but the team itself is still selling the merchandise with the image they're going to continue to do that they haven't changed the name they haven't issued an apology to natives in ohio and across the nation for creating a hostile environment for natives in that state so they're just reacting to
pressure from the league they didn't do this because they have a crisis of conscience it's a caricature of indigenous peoples it's a dehumanization of indigenous peoples and it's ubiquitous here in the united states you have the cleveland indians you have the washington football team which is named for a slur that means dead indians you have the kansas city chiefs you have the chicago blackhawks that humanization in the united states continues and i think that for the rest of the world they need to understand that racism against natives. pretty probable here. well has taken four years and a number of setbacks but former england football captain david beckham has finally launched his own major league soccer team in miami he's the league's first former player to become an owner the m.l.s. franchise remains unnamed at this point sibal kick off it fast game in twenty twenty second paid twenty five million dollars for the rights to a new team back in two thousand and fourteen land for a new stadium has now been found and back and says as well as buying an established
players building an academy to develop local talent is central to the project. when you bring homegrown talented kids into a team like this that's when a community is built and that's when people become proud to be supporters of a team because you see young kids from the ages of eleven twelve thirteen go from being young players young talented players into full grown professionals and then they go and represent their conquerers and that's when we're going to sit back and say job done all fifty two on sunday but before that thousands of fans turned out to cheer the patriots at a sendoff rally in massachusetts star quarterback tom brady got the crowd fired up ahead of the game against the philadelphia eagles. this is thank you guys for your support all year it's been hard credible journey we've got one more to go.
it's going to be far and it's going to be a lot our were playing a great team but i'll tell you what we've got a locker room full of guys that are ready for the challenge. and i know we are so you can bring you out of minnesota with us rabies are you going but you guys are aware that as we know that you know that we all know that patriot nation stronger than ever we are we're more go we're going to go out there try to we're there for you guys now so we got. we love you patriots. golf now and jason day is quest to reclaim the number one spot in the rankings of been helped with the win a torrey pines on monday if his tournament win in almost two years if they beat alex noren in a playoff that is started on sunday the pair played five holes before i got to talk to continue when i did receive in front of an empty fans on monday the australian funk the winning pot off to just thirteen minutes they struggled for form in two
thousand and seventeen loftus mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and this is his first title since the pious championship in may twenty six. seats is special because i work very hard in the offseason to try and get back to this position that i know i didn't realize it was you know i had a chance this week obviously going back to earlier this week. and i thought i was going to actually play because of my back but you know just very thankful for my whole team. you know we just had to stay patient you know we sleep my goal is always trying get back to number one so this is a good start in the right direction. thomas back has been thinking the praise of the korean unity ahead of next week's winter olympic games be an international olympic committee president arrived in host venue pyong china on tuesday the north and south korea teams will walk under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and that quite happy to hear of a birthday party among the joint women's hockey team that is the olympic
spirit. making friends and celebrating together so this is another great signal of the olympic spirit to go into korea a remount state has been set for mexican boxing stars again a deacon often on canal alvarez they'll fight on cinco de mayo or may the fifth for the wild middleweight title the fastball between the two rivals in last vegas last september ended in a controversial droll call often with particularly unhappy with the result because that fighter is unbeaten in thirty eight fights while vs record stands at forty nine wins two draws and one defeat from fifty to fight india vs pakistan is a big deal in cricket no matter where when nor the age of the players and that should have made for a fierce contest in the semifinals of the under nineteen world cup in new zealand but india dominated pakistan after making two hundred seventy two in the innings
pakistan with an bowled out for just sixty nine runs in christchurch india's massive win means they'll meet australia in saturday's final. that is of the sport and a more later perhaps thanks. that's the al-jazeera news argue that could have a full half hour of the other side of the break until later tatyana myself and all of the news r.t. thanks very much for your time and your company. travel often. by tranquil forty's and purple forests near prague wible. walks of only. by icons land long valleys and scott guides. to live for adventure. discovery jobs because far away places close to anything going places together with cats i always.
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seven decades ago a country was split into we begun with dick cheney and now i. think all it took was a pan a map and a collapsing empire when the british had to draw a line they pulled these seven to had never been to india before al-jazeera examines the violent birth of india and pakistan and asks what the future holds for these nuclear neighbors partition borders of blood at this time. heavy bombardment in yemen the us the session its forces reportedly take control of the port city of aden.