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as we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera more than seven decades ago a country was split into we begin with anything and now the time. to be my page all it took was a pen a map and a collapsing empire when the british had to draw a line they pulled his servant who 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. and warning the u.s. says it won't rule out military action the syrian government continues to use chemical weapons.
i'm sam is a damn this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up seeking justice thousands joined demonstration in pakistan against the killing of a young man in karachi. offering the empty shop reaction from israel is the caucus that palestinian president rather plans to address the u.n. security council. plus we'll tell you why hong kong's polson industry could be losing its color. now the united states is taking a tough stand against the alleged use of chemical weapons in syria but trump administration says it's not ruling out the use of force against the syrian government to deter it from the attacks the u.s. says it's extremely concerned about a suspected chlorine gas attack on thursday in the rebel held east and the whole
town near damascus now the u.s. state department says it could be the third chemical attack in thirty days rosalind jordan has the latest from washington d.c. the civil war in syria has not been at the top of the news agenda here in washington for at least several weeks but on thursday the trumpet ministration made known a couple of serious concerns about the conduct of the war on the part of the government of president bashar al assad first reporters were told in a briefing off camera that they do believe that the syrian government still has a chemical weapons arsenal and did not come clean about the extent of their chemical weapons holdings back during the obama administration when they gave up their weapons in order to not face any sort of u.s. military action for targeting people with chemical weapons during the syrian civil war then here at the state department new allegations about the use of
a weapon that technically isn't a weapon but still has very dangerous effects when used against people we are watching very carefully and the united states is extremely concerned about yet another report of the use of chlorine gas by sea. the syrian regime to terrorize innocent civilians in east gouda syria outside of damascus if confirmed the attack is the third reported instance in the past thirty days in east ghouta we take the allegations of chemical weapons use very seriously and are working with our partners on the ground to investigate the reports so beyond raising public awareness about the security situation inside syria the trumpet ministration is trying to see if they can somehow come up with a new way of verifying that the syrian government still does possess chemical weapons there had been an organization known as the joint investigative mechanism which should have been renewed according to the u.s.
at the end of december so that it could continue its work trying to verify what syria is doing and what it's not doing in terms of using chemical weapons russia which is serious closest ally took action and said no we don't want to reauthorize this body so now u.s. officials are trying to figure out if there's a new way of standing up a group that can try to not only gather the evidence of what syria is doing against its own people but use that evidence as a foundation for possibly lobbying potential sanctions against the government meanwhile in hama province also held by the rebels as strikes have destroyed a hospital that was built twenty meters underground it was regarded as one of the best protected in syria but methinks a repeated strikes on thursday put it out of service and deny freedom in northern syria codes a barrier that there is turkey continues its offensive against y p g fine says the operation which began nearly two weeks ago has killed more than sixty civilians
dozens of fighters on both sides and thousands of people have been displaced. all right stephanie decker joins us live from attack in southern turkey so repeated air strikes put a hospital dug deep into the ground out of action who's responsible do we know who repeatedly tries to target a hospital. well the opposition will tell you that this is the work of the that the syrian government or the russians who in turn deny it and say that they don't target hospitals the fact is hospitals are targets and sadly and in the last couple of months what we've seen is a real increase in the amount of medical facilities targeted once again we've seen this in the past particularly when it came to the offensive on aleppo in the last year or so perhaps you could say there was a relative downturn when it comes to that but in the last couple of months again hospitals targeted in the province hospitals also related to doctors without
borders and now this particular one that you were mentioning which is in how mass traveling had to hama province and in particular we're having a statement from the association that backs this hospital that only advanced weapons or bunker busters could've damaged the hospital what we understand the pharmacy has been damaged also parts of the emergency room but there were no no injuries no fatalities because they heard the jets and moved in time but because the hospital as you mentioned is around eighteen to twenty meters underground built in caves because of exactly this kind of threat they are saying that only you know advanced weapons with a purpose would have been responsible for this what about those reports of a chemical weapons attack and to want more details are coming out about. well the local council in duma last night issued a statement condemning it saying that it was yet another chlorine gas attack the
third as you mentioned earlier in this month one in the thirteenth one on the twenty second and one yesterday and it calls on the international community and international organizations to do something to protect civilians now sammy just to remind you this happened in eastern. also in the chemical gas attack of two thousand and thirteen which you know how the americans talk about the red line the red line that never was yes we then saw a russian brokered deal for syria to get rid of its chemical weapons and now we're hearing this raise its head all over again bottom line is allegations of chlorine gas being used again and again and i think when we keep talking about u.n. spoke sponsored talks the russian different track talks trying to find some sort of political solution to this folks on the ground tell a very different story all the players in this conflict will continue their military action until their interests have been satisfied and it certainly doesn't seem like they're happy with not stopping at this point in time all right we'll
leave it there for now stephanie deck of. saudi arabia and the u.a.e. are trying to understand off between government forces and secessionist fighters and yemen's port city of aden the u.a.e. bank secessionist took control of the southern city on tuesday after several days of fighting your soldiers opened up a new front in the avon's war prevented much needed aid from reaching civilians saudi n.m.r. altie envoys have met with both sides to agree to a cease fire. has crashed into pedestrians in the chinese city of shanghai injuring eighteen people but local government says the vehicle was on fire when it mounted the pay for three of the injured are in serious condition of these are investigating the incident. thousands of people in pakistan and demanding a police officer be arrested and executed for shooting dead a man it's the second day of a mass rally off the twenty seven year old pseud was killed in an operation on
wednesday family denies police suggestions he was involved in criminal activities the officer who led the operation has been relieved of his juice he's come on high there is in islamabad and joins us live from there so the protesters want him arrested what are authorities saying to that demand. well interestingly they. had gone missing he was able to fly out from. port city of karachi to it. appeared that of course made everybody more angry because they were. high profile but then suddenly disappeared into. friday and you can keep behind me that people are gathering because they will be congregation in a few. crowded likely to pick up. last night. tribe gathered.
their tribe who have gone missing and then. try. to member draw and walk. three hundred getting he would know one. and then killing them and. indeed go from their tribe and that they were no goal and hid in front of parliament. nor made one of the key demands. torture and detention of their tribal population of north and south where needed don and particularly the men who try. all right more questions for us for leaving for later when the connections a little better for now thanks so much. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is set
to deliver a rare address at the u.n. security council later this month israel's u.n. ambassador says such a move will put an end to any possibility of future peace talks follows tension over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital diplomatic editor james bass as more. with relations between the u.s. and the palestinians already at their lowest point for years the palestinian leader is taking the dramatic step of flying to the united nations this month it means a showdown with the americans and the israelis on the floor of the un security council every month for council meets to discuss the conflict normally ambassadors of israel and of palestine attend but in a deeply unusual move mahmoud abbas will himself be there he's angered by the trumpet ministrations decision to formally recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and to cut a large chunk of its funding to an ra the u.n.
agency that provides humanitarian aid to palestinians the last straw was president trumps attack on him last week at davos he said he disrespected vice president mike pence and he declined to give an audience to when he visited the middle east the decision of the palestinian leader to come to the u.n. it was announced by the incoming president of the security council what do you hope it will achieve having him here in the council chamber. president abbas will come it will be a good thing in that it will be a good thing for the members of the security council to listen to the president himself it will be beneficial for everyone this really ambassador to the united nations danny down on has issued a statement saying that president abbas is completely misreading the situation and harming the prospects for his own people it's not clear at this stage who will attend the security council meeting for israel or the united states james out
jazeera at the united nations are still ahead on al-jazeera. forge earth was on my. word in our quest. a fabled shipping route in the arctic undergoes dramatic changes because of global . warming plus. not have time to sit on the test when thousands of migrants continue to try to reach the united states but at this arrival point for deportees and some people tell us the routes have become much more dangerous. the weather's oh looking a little unsettling across western parts of the mediterranean over the next couple of days ago there's a lot band of cloud here that's been sinking its way down across france bright
skies for northern areas say paris starting to see a few showers that much much drier and brighter than all of this out west the weather though to the south of france is that western side of the med it's right isn't disturbed weather too across northern areas of spine for you portugal that's because on through friday from wintry weather there across the pyrenees madrid of around nine celsius just for london in paris to see a little bit of a wintry weather there just around belgium luxembourg easing down into that eastern side of france but the real wet weather is down across southern most parts of the piles of italy how the possibility of snow stretching right the way up to moscow moscow st thomas getting up to freezing warming up on recent valleys we started gets monocytes over the last couple of days two celsius a possibility on sas the off number some really wet weather there just around the balkan snow on the northern flank that into the austrian alps it to pall so hungry it's a possibility of some snow to have the high aground off and wind in scotland as we go on through sas they come for the self-esteem a little bit of
welcome back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines the united states is not ruling out the use of force against the syrian government to deter it from using chemical weapons the u.s. says it is only concerned about a suspected fluorine attack on do more on thursday if confirmed it would be the first chemical attack in thirty days tens of thousands are rallying in pakistan to demand the arrest and execution of a police officer for killing a man in karachi twenty seven year old sued was killed in a shootout and wednesday the officer who led the operation has been relieved of his duties. plans have been put in place for palestinian president mahmoud abbas to deliver a rare address at the u.n. security council later this month israel says the move will put an end to any possibility of future peace talks. france and joining forces to get more
children into school around the world it's the second and final day of the global partnership for education conference in senegal with the aim of having every child in school by twenty thirty the president of france the united nations chief and former first us first lady michelle obama are all attending the conference they hope developed countries will help fund education in developing ones south sudan is one of the worst places for children when it comes to getting an education more children out of school there than any other country in the world ever morgan has this report from juba. it's not class time but bolden says he wishes he could go to school his school however is not like it used to be it's now a u.n. camp for displaced people where he's been since he fled fighting in his home town in the north of the country. when the fighting took place our schools were destroyed in my brother and i were afraid would be recruited by armed groups so we
ran to the un camps for safety now i miss my old school and friends. bolding is one of more than sixty thousand children receiving education in u.n. camps around south sudan the civil war now in its fifth year has seen thousands of people killed and millions displaced it's also had a major impact on education with one point eight million or seventy percent of school aged children not getting any the united nations children's agency unicef says one in every three schools have been destroyed or damaged occupied or close at least one touring the war and even in those areas where there was no fighting there are still challenges to be faced getting access to education south sudan's constitution provides free education but students have to pay schools for registration and for uniforms and exam fees with the were weakening big kaname many families struggle to find the money and pull their children out of school most of those forced to leave are girls not to go foci is one of them i came home to go
because i used to go to school but my father passed away and my mother couldn't afford to pay the registration fees for me and my siblings so no i don't attend classes i don't feel good about that the rest of the kids get to go to school and i can't go the u.n. says south sudan has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the world about three out of every four people and their concerns the world will ensure that craig goes even higher. he's pretty concerned that. almost a whole generation thirty percent is just about one third of the. population are not going to school and how adverse will that impact the future of this country for the entire almost entire generation will grow up not having gone to school. for men to building they know what it is like to sit in a classroom they hope the situation in the country changes and changes soon so they can continue with their education and be part of
a brighter future people morgan al-jazeera juba. nine hundred fifty miners who were stuck on the ground in south africa have been rescued a power outage left them trapped the deaths of up to one thousand meters thirty hours electricity has since been restored beatrix goldmine to bring the work because if the u.s. defense department is due to release its nuclear weapons review present donald trump has repeatedly said he wants to overhaul the country's aging nuclear arsenal as private call him explains that it's easier said than done on friday the u.s. will release its nuclear posture review like most modern presidents donald trump ordered the review when he first took office he tweeted in august that his first order was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal saying it's far stronger and more powerful than ever before that's just is not true he ordered
a review not a renovation and it isn't actually possible to strengthen the arsenal in such a short period of time the pentagon was already looking to modernize the country's nuclear weapons president barack obama wanted to spend between one to one point two trillion dollars over the next thirty years to do just that it's likely the new review will once again call for modernizing the one thousand three hundred sixty seven warheads that are currently deployed getting congress to pay for it will be a much bigger challenge. thousands of hondurans are risking their lives every year leaving the country in the hope of a better future in the united states honduras is one of the most violent countries in the world those who attempt the journey face many obstacles but. progress with a route north is getting more dangerous. and. he felt strong enough to catch a moving train in mexico it's to train that takes so many young central americans
towards the united states to flee the violence and achieve the american dream of a better life but many like alexis full or die. i grabbed onto the train wouldn't move so much i hit my head and fell i woke up four days later to realize i was like this my life is so sad it's a beauty injury she was deported from mexico like thousands of central americans who failed to reach the united states the government says more than twenty seven thousand in gooden's were sent back home this year. was assisted deportees for fourteen years says more and more are returning traumatised from the trip. but the migrants route is much more dangerous in the train there are corrupt police gangs drug traffickers they use children as drug mules women and men are raped before the migrant would be safe not anymore while many of the deportees that have arrived here in some beautiful that tell us that they are healthy enough to try the route
again but for many others who have accidents on the way the dream is over. at least two planeloads land here every week with more than one hundred deportees from the u.s. and mexico despite the dangers many don't lose hope. alexis's accident happened a decade ago he says he still can dream to have a job. he's a beggar and relies on his family for shelter. i have a job would be the most important thing for me but it's very hard for people who are handicapped so i don't even have a chance so that is. pretty good organizations who help people say most don't receive government help you're going to get some pressure on us that's one less but if these people are living in the crudest reality in a country that doesn't offer any options for an honest dignified life they are physically and mentally affected. and in
a country where more than sixty percent of them didn't are poor and nearly forty percent live under the poverty line victims like alexi say they have no home and i know some just like to see the little bit of us britain and china have agreed to take the first step towards what they're calling an ambitious post brags that trade deal prime minister three's a may and chinese president xi jinping say a joint trade and investment review will be launched between the two countries meson the third and final day of a visit to china she's looking to strike new trade deals as the u.k. prepares to leave the e.u. now as rising temperatures in the arctic melt ice that used to cover the region all year ships are beginning to make their way through waters that were once far too dangerous or impossible now there are calls for tougher shipping rules as traffic increases as part of our series on global trade routes daniel lacked looks at north america's northwest passage.
you know our best. immortalized in folk songs poetry and popular history the northwest passage was fascinated canadians for centuries once explorers and adventurers now shipping lines and cruise ship passengers all have sought the northwest passage until two thousand and seven canada's arctic was ice bound all year but rising temperatures are melting sea ice at an alarming rate leaving open water for at least part of each year since then cargo and passenger ships from europe the u.s. canada even china have sailed through here traffic is expected to double by two thousand and twenty the arctic is an incredibly large remote and extreme region it's a hazardous place to navigate at the best of times and the remoteness means that
there's no search and rescue capacity located anywhere close to the northwest passage other concerns are environmental and oil spill in these now pristine waters would be devastating to fish and wildlife that local people need for survival the rules governing shipping have to change say experts putting the rules in place that benefit communities and protect wildlife it includes regulations on the discharge of pollutants like grey water and sewage includes phasing out or banning some of the most toxic fuels like heavy fuel oil it it also includes restraints on emissions and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from shipping for thousands of years the indigenous people of the north the in wheat have roamed the ice water and land thanks to land claims agreements they now have a real say in how the northwest passage will be developed as well as tough environmental standards the people of the north are demanding a share of economic benefits and jobs. that may come when international shipping
begins using the passage regularly because we don't have or along our coastline. we need. that their evil are in that. industry and i think that. their knowledge of the land. temperatures in the north are rising faster than anywhere else now even recreational sailors from faraway can come here and find an ice free northwest passage that is eluded so many for so long daniel like al-jazeera cambridge bay in canada's north of the next story in our serious way and hey went to laos where the government is investing billions of dollars in high speed rail with the help of china to link up with the rest of asia europe and beyond
now after ninety years of tradition hong kong's all this factory producing hand painted porcelain is struggling to find new recruits sara clog the owner who's trying to bring the younger generation into the fold. spice is a rarity in this paulson factory shelves are crammed to good ginger jars vases crockery and plates but each piece tells a story all a hand painted with traditional cantonese designs. traditionally the painting should be orderly such as using straight lines but over time developed my own style by incorporating the linen school of chinese painting into my work must attend she home is one of the last four craftsman at hong kong's first and last decorative porson factories their work is highly sought after with places commissioned by royal families hollywood celebrities and five star hotels in hong kong but the craftsman are all over seventy and at retirement age and despite the
factories reputation it's struggling to find new recruits. as a porcelain artist of course i want more people to learn the craft mean ship and ensured survival but in reality not many people are interested because it takes time and you can't really make ends meet with this job just of china is a third generation owner of the business his grandfather started the factory in one thousand nine hundred twenty eight but his son and grandson i'm not keen to learn the technique and take up the reins the first generation we are always there for a tree and so on laura the spear was prepared opprobrium for the new generation had no such show of patience her interest that brought this to the floor got worse in its heyday there about three hundred workers in this factory in fact it was one of the largest in hong kong but high rent and costly labor has my production expensive and all but one of these factories has now moved to the mainland it's a move that joseph cha is not yet ready to embrace after ninety years in hong kong
he's done hosting workshops showcasing their collection in an effort to convince others to pick up the brush is we have been there for them or have them ever get somebody else right you to. it's really tells the history of child abuse like everything like the family behind the business adoration will translate to others taking up the craft so the factory can start and the last film masters can put down their brush and retire soon al-jazeera hong kong and you can get more on all those stories and more if you had over twelve website see the front page there al-jazeera dot com. take you through some of those stories now that the united states is not ruling out the use of force against the syrian government to deter it from using chemical
weapons the u.s. says its six trimix concerned about the suspected chlorine attack on do more on thursday if confirmed it would be the third chemical attack in thirty days. stephanie decker has more from antakya insolvent turkey. according to the local council in dumas this is the third chemical gas attack in the last month one of the thirteenth of january one of the twenty second and now the one on thursday it is calling on the international community and international organizations to do more and certainly is the last rebel held pocket control close to the capital damascus that was of course also the site of that two thousand and thirteen chemical attack that killed over a thousand people that made the united states talk about a red line but the red line that never was saudi arabia and the united arab emirates are trying to understand off between government forces and succession its fighters in yemen's port city of aden the u.a.e.
bank secessionist took control of the southern city on tuesday after several days of fighting the assaulters opened up a new front in yemen's war and prevented much needed aid from reaching civilians. thousands of people are rallying in pakistan to demand the arrest an execution of a police officer for killing a man in karate twenty seven year old. died in a shootout on wednesday the officer who led the operation has been relieved of his duties plans have been put in place for palestinian president mahmoud abbas to deliver a rare address at the united nations security council later this month usually nations are represented at the council by ambassadors not leaders israel says the move will put an end to any possibility of future peace talks it follows tension over the u.s. decision to recognize to reduce them as israel's capital more than one hundred fifty miners who were stuck underground in south africa have been rescued
a power outage left them trapped at depths of up to one thousand meters for thirty hours it's inside story next stay with us here on out to zero. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera international bringing the news and current trends that matter to. al-jazeera imprisoned or without charge in saudi arabia dozens of political and free speech activists are held revoking calls for the united nations to suspend the kingdom from the human rights council that only happened once before with libya well the u.n. actually again this is inside story.