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a russian fighter jet is shot down in syria's provinces the government's battle to retake the rebel held territory continues. italy's prime minister condemns a drive by shooting targeting african immigrants warning hatred and violence will not be allowed to divide people. and thousands of corsicans march to model tanami head of a visit from french president emanuel next week. and i'm far as smiling all the day's sport including arsenal crush average ten five one in the english premier league thanks to an aaron ramsey. begin the program in syria where fighters linked to al qaida have claim responsibility for the downing of a russian jet that province defense ministry has confirmed that the plane's pilot
managed to eject himself but was killed in a subsequent ground fight russian planes have been targeting rebel fighters alongside the syrian government since december with more than thirty fighters killed in high precision strikes on saturday alone the u.n. says some one hundred thousand civilians have been displaced by the violence stephanie decker reports from the turkey syria border. this is a russian fighter jet shot down by opposition forces. i mean remember the pilot manages to eject but he didn't survive. for these syrian fighters it's a huge symbolic victory. russian the syrian government have intensified their bombardment province over the last two months government forces a slowly capturing territory in the south what is the last remaining syrian
province under full rebel control. they're inching closer to the city of sirte archive which lies on a strategic road linking the northwest all the way to the capital damascus territory that is now almost fully under government control. and in syria's complex web of regional and international allegiances some say this offensive has been well planned and has further implications been there are some people who are in fact wondering if there is a tacit agreement between the russians and the turks whereas the russians would actually give the green light for the turks to in again the kurds in exchange for the russians and its allies actually to capture parts of this of this . the government offered meaning adored between the mosques and that there but. that offensive against the kurdish controlled district is now into its third week
turkey's backing fighters from the free syrian army against the kurdish people protection units. turkey considers the y.p. g a terrorist organization even though it's the united states is most effective in fighting . turkey has been intensely shelling the areas there is a base just right behind us and this is in line with what politicians here are saying the first phase of this operation the a man. it's a push to wipe away from its borders. all along that border a steady stream of military movement vehicles i mean and buses packed with syrian f.s.a. fighters this is a very visible operation but it's also a difficult one the white p.g. know the terrain well and they have been preparing for this it's the latest frontline in a war that year after year simply changes its form and never seems to end. stephanie decker or jazeera on the turkey syria border. well in all the
developments in the country syrian government has denied allegations that it used chemical weapons against civilians and rebel held eastern ghouta the u.s. made the accusations after a suspects attack on thursday but syria thora tease of responded by calling them lies without evidence the volunteer rescue group the white helmet says three people were killed in the attack with many more inches. so joining me now in the studio is going to yield is he is a visiting fellow european council on foreign relations an advisor to the british foreign affairs select committee and he's actually just returned from northern syria so you were in the region only very recently can you tell us where abouts in northern syria you were visiting i visited mostly the arab majority areas on the syrian the more under the control of through in the market forces the kurdish that group i went to iraq hard to remember in the northwest and the as well as
other cities mainly go to cities like commercially kabbani and other cities and we knew that this was coming for a long time the turkish government president has been angry about the u.s. alliance with the y.p. g i supposed if that support had wound down and reach some sort of natural conclusion after the offensive against eisel in the area perhaps we we wouldn't see this this turkish intervention now actually that might have also caused turkey to intervene because turkish government too was actually waiting for the end of the rock operation against isis and they were expecting the u.s. support for the syrian kurds will go down after that so that they will have a maybe room to maneuver and intervene in some ways into syria when they saw that this is not happening the u.s. is firmly committed to support why p.g. in these new fifty's they had to make a deal with russians in order to target
a region called our friend it's not in the north northwest it is by the same group like the. operating there along with. you suffered ministration but that area is of away from the area where u.s. is cooperating with the y.p. so this is for the moment that might contain any sort of serious escalation between the u.s. and turkey because basically the area that turkey is targeting doesn't fall under that u.s. security. could that potentially change if the turkey is into other parts of northern syria that's the. issue but the other issue is that yes this area is away from u.s. support but u.s. officials actually greenlighted poor or maybe more silent at the beginning of this attack mostly because that they assume this attack will be limited and isolated attack in africa but as we've seen in the last fourteen days that the attack has
been linked to the rest of northern syria y p g's reinforcing their troops in. a free and. any a defeat of y p g which is looked on likely at the moment can or destabilize most of northern syria so in that sense. that's why probably we've seen more harsher comments coming from washington afterwards well it is in many ways washington's policy of continued support for the why p.g. that has angered the turks is that support likely to continue in the face of such strong opposition now backed up by military action from techie well the u.s. alliance on the ground gives us access to you know one to the syria almost you have those military bases there has invested heavily on that region that region is mostly stable with the u.s. ally being in firmly in charge which is also allied with other arab groups so i
feel that it will be unlikely for us to. in a slowdown it's limited support for the i.p.g. because that will mean that they're all the investments into the stability of this area will be reversed and the area will be used for disabling expense of very serious and long lasting damage that the relationship with turkey i think the only you know solution to this problem is because turkish position is maximalist it it's not that why should. the turkish position is that y.p. should cease to exist in northern syria that is a maximalist position the only position probably that can succeed is to bring together y p g and turkey through some sort of mediation and europe is actually yes i was going to ask you what are the prospects for that because you know that the knock on effect from this very serious humanitarian consequences many people displaced is that any chance for this to be brought to some conclusion or at least
deescalated through talks well the russian diplomatic efforts some we've seen the limits of that in such meeting recently but i think think europe has been more and more more and more irrelevant to the conflict despite the bearing the brunt of the effect of the conflict but france on the president micron is poised to get better they can play a more important role in breaking. brokering some deal between wipe e.g. turkey russia because the france is the only country that can speak to all the countries in astana process as well as they have a military base on the ground in northern syria and peru prison micron is defining his presidency in terms of foreign policy he has been given ambitions so in that sense i see france potentially playing an important role in maybe on the diplomatic front to bring an end to rising. escalation of the conflict well thank you very much appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us tonight clearly elt is from the
open council on foreign relations thank you. well now moving to our other top story this hour prime minister has condemned a racially charged drive by shooting saying that hatred and violence will not be allowed to divide people five men and one woman were attacked in the central italian town of much areto because they were black police have arrested a man who was wrapped in an italian flag and doing a fascist salute me to shop has mall. this was a drive by shooting that italian police said was racially motivated firing from this vehicle the lone gunman is said to have targeted foreigners on the streets in a shooting spree that lasted over two hours. it took place in the central italian city of mature author the mass said six people were wounded all of them black one with life threatening injuries. a twenty eight year old italian name
does look at try any was arrested by military police draped in an italian flag he reportedly wore during the shootings tourney had no previous criminal record and his motive for the shootings is unclear he did stand as a far right candidate for the northern league in recent local elections but received no votes in the count the italian prime minister was quick to condemn the shootings who put them into could mean only known for some of it i'll call now what you want supermodel behavior cannot have ideological motivation criminals are criminals will start to set up but they're going to meant to serve it over to your state will be particularly severe against whoever thinks of nourishing the spiral of violence let's stop this let's stop this right now. will be to tensions in much errata had risen this week following the discovery of pamela musto pietro's body she had run away from a drug rehabilitation center on monday and police said she'd met
a nigerian drug dealer the next day he was arrested by police. more than six hundred thousand mainly african migrants have reached italy by boat over the past four years and the center right block says the vast majority have no right to asylum in this promised mass expulsions if it takes peter shop al-jazeera. as it has had to have a man arrested for the shootings is a form a mayoral candidate for the right wing northern league earlier we spoke to me a historian of modern europe he says italy's right wing parties are increasingly highlighting the immigration issue head of the elections in march. they're pushing a lot towards this and the immigrants' agenda rhetoric because it'll in many cases is getting as we all know huge influx of immigrants refugees from from africa from libya especially and so on so this is in any case creating tension as in the rest of the western globe i mean it's not just an italian story is a why there is
a much wider story the point is that since the nine this some of this political force and the immigrant forces are within the context of and these are power that works in the context of the moderate center right in italy and this will not disappear the rhetoric will not disappear because this case really will make the. tension even stronger words did that they've been in power already with silvio berlusconi says the in the ninety s. . they're not the league has been one of them one of the major part in any case they claim and some tough one team ignorance lowell's so i mean in theory yes they can they can win the election i mean if we look at sort of it's today electoral surveys the center right is leading but we don't know with a proportional electoral proportional system if they will get a majority or not so things are very unclear now and so far but these parties i've
been already influencing italian politics since a very long period now the problem is that for years and probably even today a good part of the italian media as well as never consider them as far right. thousands of nationalist protests as a marched on the island of corsica demanding more autonomy from france saturday's protest comes three days before french president emmanuel macron to visit the island they've changed to has more. nationalists were out in force on the streets of the capital a show of defiance against the description of that island as just at the ministry of region of france and message corsica is a country a nation and the people. are very important day for the people of corsica because france doesn't want to listen france has not answered our demands and doesn't want to dialogue the island is one of the poorest regions in france one in five live
below the poverty line the younger generations are leaving to find jobs and education they cannot afford independence but they want significant changes in. the. nationalism has found a renewed force on the either the. will so long ago just singing the course commercial anthem was enough to get you've beaten up by the french police here now the islanders are demanding official status for their language. all. expression of course you can roots was rapidly merge with the expression of political demands so the singing became hard for the political authorities to accept and not only the french but also some corsicans were supporters of great affronts the confrontation then became violent extremely violent very extreme and.
the brutal struggle for corsican independence lasted for four decades before weapons were finally surrendered three years ago the political fight to the ballot box is proving much more successful. a coalition of nationalists now commands forty one out of the sixty three seats in the course can assemble e one of their key demands is for the return an amnesty of what they call their political prisoners held in jails across france it will still be some say. what happened in the election last december was an earthquake it wasn't just the usual renewal of the absolutely the course people voted by an absolute my york city for corsican nationalities that's the fact that there are third parties have to think about. a long campaign of violence failed to achieve anything for the separatists but now they have a nationalist majority in the congress and they believe that they can obtain
victory for the ballot box many of the young people here feel that their victory could still be stolen from them and they're determined to open a real dialogue with powers. corsica was the birthplace of napoleon the man the french president is most often measured against in terms of his use than grand visions will macron choose compromise or will he defend integrity of france and its language. the a.p. chaytor al-jazeera course the i know watching the news hour live from london much more to tell you about in the program doctors in the u.s. are trying to manage the worst flu outbreak in a decade also how the transit ministration has dealt a blow to argentina's biofuels industry and then may transport the brunt james speaks out on reports that he's leaving the cleveland cavaliers.
u.s. president donald trump says the release of a de classified memo totally vindicated him in the russia probe the document which was released on friday claimed the f.b.i. and the justice department used unsubstantiated evidence to spy on a trunk eight tom ackerman has more from washington. democrats in congress say that now that the republican memo has been released it's time for their version of events to be released for the president to allow its declassification and so that the public can see just how selective arbitrary the republican version of events was but ultimately the question here is how this will affect the moeller investigation the president was asked point blank whether in fact he will now ask for the firing of the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein who the republicans accuse of having authorized this continuation of this surveillance
under a court order and the president said cryptically you figure that one out subsequently white house officials said no the president is not looking for any changes at the highest levels of the justice department but nevertheless that cloud still hangs over the justice department with the president's continuing tweeds against both the f.b.i. and his own officials in the justice department. well u.s. secretary of say is in argentina on the second stop of his five nation tour of latin america rex tillerson is spending the day and he toured a national park and attended a briefing on ecology and environmental issues in the area is expected to meet his anjan time counterpart on sunday to listen is using the toilet to improve relations between the u.s. and its allies is also looking to drum up support for washington's tough stance on venezuela's president nicolas maduro it will astonish us is the director of the
schott international consulting firm and a political analyst specializing in u.s. and that america relations she says the tour is all part of an effort to both washington's position when it comes to the government of venezuela. we know that when this well is going to be one of the strong we see that they said it that a deal or so needs to be sitting close our allies like go along be up it all argentina mexico ok there have been some each a scene from a rifle empowered especially as you said immigration and trade both with the rest of the congress their relation has been and secondly the deal or some wants to assure these contras that the u.s. continues to react to those i lie of course when this well will be one of the major issues in the i.j.n. that he's trying to put all the contras in the same beach even though they are some rumors that there are more sanctions could be on their way and oil sought tool to
do said this stage because there is no secret that the u.s. is seeking airport a government run see show in minnesota. well doctors in the u.s. are trying to manage the worst flu outbreak in a decade fifty three children have died this winter and flu related hospital admissions are at an all time high people are being urged to get the flu vaccine despite questions about its effectiveness christine salumi reports. hospital emergency rooms across the country are inundated with sneezing coughing sniffling patients in atlanta georgia grady memorial hospital opened a temporary mobile emergency room and closed in plastic tents to handle a twenty five percent increase in visits in the month of january the flu this year has been dangerous for volume in the muncie department has reached such a critical number and not only us but our inpatient colleagues we really need to
bring in an additional resource the very old in the very young are the group that tend to be in the most danger from catching the flu is a cesspool of flu a cesspool of funky flu at the e.r. right now in florida one tired nurse posted this now viral video after working a twelve hour shift as watch this i'm going to teach elementary trick it's. her advice is simple cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough wash your hands and avoid bringing healthy people to the emergency room the u.s. centers for disease control says the hospitalization rate for flu is at an all time high this year with forty nine of the fifty us states reporting widespread flu activity still the scale of this outbreak is dwarfed by one which occurred one hundred years ago this month one of the deadliest in history in one nine hundred eighteen spanish influenza spread around the globe in the aftermath of world war
one over a period of two years it killed tens of millions of people globally including six hundred seventy five thousand in the united states alone this flu strain may not be as deadly but the national institute of health is still advising americans to get a vaccine even though a canadian study found it was less than twenty percent effective we should point out that even though the vaccine is less than optimal it's efficacy that the small to moderate amounts of protection you get against influenza by getting vaccinated is always better than no protection at all by not getting vaccinated that's very clear with as many as ten more weeks left to this flu season u.s. health care workers are looking for all the help they can get kristen salumi al-jazeera. a judge's order that the passport of brazil's former president lula da silva be returned to him it was taken last week just before he was about to board a flight to ethiopia for un conference there were fears he would seek asylum abroad
to silva was convicted of corruption last year and sentenced to twelve years in prison. and argentina's once booming biofuels industry is suffering after its main market the u.s. imposed a tariff on imports move as part of the trunk of ministrations america first policy to ensure u.s. produces don't lose out to foreign imports stories about reports now from. six years ago this factory was producing sixteen thousand tonnes of bio diesel fuel a month now it's down to about six thousand in. the industry will grow there's no investment it worries us that the united states will stop importing or bio diesel interest it was crude to export not only to fulfill internal needs. some say factories located in the province of santa fe argentina first victims of donald trump's america first approach to foreign trade the us announced
a seventy two percent tariff on imports of its biodiesel american officials accuse argentina of fairly subsidizing the country's biodiesel industry at the expense of u.s. producers. the decision is arbitrary unjustified and illegal they discarded all the arguments presented by argentina argentina has an export tax on the story of being in a different one for bio diesel it is not a subsidy this is one of mr trump's protectionist policies. almost ninety percent of argentina's biodiesel is directed to the united states cutting that flow has impacted almost thirty companies here and jobs at risk argentina is one of the world's top soybean producers and bio diesel here is also produced with this crop it is a crucial source of income for argentina because it provides the u.s. dollars economy desperately needs dollars that help keep the trade balance in check
since taking office president has been trying to open up argentina's economy in the not that argentina is trying to open its economy in bio diesel is one of the products that exports the most by losing its main means we will have to look elsewhere argentina cannot afford to lose markets if it wants to get its economy back on track. environmentalist have long questioned the cost of argentina's reliance on the. entire areas of the country's forest have been destroyed to grow what is known here as green gold experts say biodiesel is different in. the united states and europe requests a sustainability test so that the story of being used for bio diesel can be checked argentina has been certified and credited for those. argentina says it will file a complaint against the united states at the world trade organization in the meantime factories here will have to find new overseas markets either there to save
the industry and precious jobs. argentina. the country defense minister says saudi arabia and the united arab emirates had intentions to invade his country last june at the beginning of the gulf diplomatic crisis khaled bin mohamad told the washington post that cattles gulf neighbors have in his words tried everything to destabilize the country saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain cut ties with qatar and imposed a blockade after accusing it of supporting terrorism cata has strongly denied the allegations. a un human rights body is calling for the immediate release of an al jazeera journalist from jail in egypt saying his imprisonment violates international laws mahmud hussein was jailed almost fourteen months ago what prosecutors said was broadcasting false news to spread chaos but he and al jazeera deny the accusations hussein has repeatedly complained of mistreatment while in
prison. about a city and teenager has been killed during a confrontation with the israeli military the nineteen year old was shot in the head and shahada southwest of janine israeli forces have raided the region twice in the past twenty four hours searching for a palestinian suspected of killing a rabbi in january. well the incident happened as leaders of the palestine liberation organization met discuss ending the oslo accords and suspending their recognition of israel the palestinian president declared last month that the peace agreements of ninety ninety three in one thousand nine hundred five were dead mahmoud abbas vowed to reject u.s. mediation after donald trump's decision in december to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. you know with the news hour much more still ahead for you kenya prepares to introduce its first school curriculum in more than three decades but parents are not convinced it's enough. or telling why this remote tribe in indonesia is under threat. and that it's full. on poll recently in
copenhagen where the danes are hoping to bring home only the second winter olympics medal twenty years after winning their first. hello there we've got a lot of snow around europe at the moment we've seen plenty of heavy snow in finland and also down towards the southwest in parts of spain but now is the southeast corner of spain where we're seeing the wintery weather these pictures from mercia where we all saw snow thirty five years ago and there's also been some wintery weather in alec county am better dorm as well places you normally go to avoid the winter not to see snow now this is the responsible this one here it's now working its way towards the east still giving us some very wintry weather as it does so there and it looks like it's going to be moscow where we see quite a bit of snow during the day on sunday trading down behind it though is going to be
a lot of clouds and some outbreaks of rain as well towards the west of europe and here for many of us the temperatures will be dropping over the next few days the winds are feeding in from the east dragging in that cooler air so a top temperature in paris just of three degrees that will feel cold down in london only five down in the southwest we've still got yet more wet weather circulating and that's potentially going to bring us yet more snow to parts of spain now some of the unsettled weather over spain and portugal is also affecting us cross the other side of the mediterranean as well we've seen some snow in algeria and from morocco on sunday it's looking rather wait. well as. the reads a little good recorder with. twitter returns to activism with a new mission over everything like all trying to build software for social.
welcome back with the news outlets update you on the stories making headlines. is claiming that it was behind the downing of a russian jet a live province in syria russia's defense ministry has confirmed the plane's pilot managed to eject himself but was killed in a subsequent round fight. prime minister has condemned a racially charged drive by shooting saying hatred of violence will not be allowed to divide people five men and one woman were attacked in the central italian town of much of retta because they were black. and thousands of nationalist protesters in corsica's capital of taken to the. streets calling for more autonomy just days before the french president arrived on the island. a man who has been speaking at a conference on education in senegal the french president says universal education
is the most important way for a country to ensure security and progress it's all part of the global push to have every child in school by the year twenty thirty but his nicholas reports from dakka only harf the money needed to fulfill that goal has been pledged. they came to the conference of beat donor countries will take the right steps and pledge more money to children's education because two hundred thirty four million children worldwide are out of school half of them are young girls. it is a former australian prime minister she heads the global education partnership a platform to mobilize funds to get children back to school she says funding from durham countries has stagnated in some areas of africa it's dropped here we are trying to get the world community to side let's solve the global learning crisis let's get the quarter of a billion children. in school into school and let's lift the quality of education
for hundreds of millions more who are in schooling but don't learn to read or write or do any math because the quality currently. world and african leaders came to the stage promising to make education a priority in the audience are children affected by the education deficit here and their advocates among them visually impaired from south africa she says these are all empty promises. well you came to that same situation where they are. very early or they are not given the opportunity to wear the same situation again which or with disabilities will be excluded from education they won't have the law to change enough trained teachers to be in the classroom throughout africa what it teaches. the global education partnership school was to raise four billion dollars for the next three years with
a commitment of two point three billion dollars the pledges have increased but they're still short of the targets. big promises like these have been made before but have been left on for films now african and other developing countries are stepping in to ensure that their children can go to school. more than fifty developing countries announced they would increase their public expenditure for education to one hundred ten billion dollars. this is an unprecedented move developing countries are increasingly less dependent on western donor agencies and this for many of this conference is worth celebrating because hawke al-jazeera the car. will soon be old change for school children in kenya and you curriculums planned for the first time in thirty two years but some parents say the new teaching methods are both ambitious and expensive critics say the government also needs to build more schools buy more books and employ more teaches there is
catherine sawyer reports from nairobi. there's a new way of teaching in this public school classroom. class two children on the outskirts of the capital are part of a pilot program for the new curriculum to be rolled out next year. it focuses more on life skills technology natural talent and less on final exams many parents and teachers say it's a welcome change from the old one called eight for ford. but also ambitious and expensive for israel to feel the government a need to consult even the donors because as you have seen. finances and just the same without it for four started with the horrors of a good system because we had walked ships students who had to be trained on home science on things that they can do with their own hands but then a defeat of the because of lack of funds primary and secondary education in public
schools is free but they are crowded and there's not enough teachers or books so many parents who cannot find space in government schools or afford expensive private ones bring their children to even more crowded cheap community schools like this one in one of nairobi slums our salary scale or zero which is we are still low because this is a complimentary school whatever we get to be our school fees is not enough to cut off for the teachers and maybe i would say we begin by telling them that we only issue i talking here. that whole can is just about a hundred and fifty dollars a month at the highest the teachers here are more fortunate than in that the schools which pay much less for more work this is one of the moment when you need to see the world there are more i think in the face of thank you to decide to have to move far down and out of view to do them for you cannot offer you right or even so they. expand if it is exposed and this director of
a child education rights group shows us findings of research done middle school pupils in dozens of government schools nationwide were tested on literacy and comprehension most were below average you had it in a class where you have maybe fifty children twenty of them can. there are many not so you keep getting that windy every day you're moving on remotely and they have that i guess that's going to. their left way behind them you know and that is a problem was the. back of your primary students prepare for their final exam at the end of this. their teacher they're all trying their best with a little the half catherine saw al-jazeera nairobi kenya. a minus and tonight us is the director of the global education want to bring report which is published every
year by the u.s. cultural body in escrow he says donations from the international community are essential for education to be more widely available only one in two children complete primary school but the got in the decrease in agenda is not limited to primary education it extends to secondary education in this country only thirteen percent of children complete secondary school and if you look at the poorest go only two percent do so so to achieve higher taxes of course the key constraint is poverty. and that is a major concern but countries also need capacity and that's where financing comes to play a major role and that includes financing by donors by the international community and that why there was a gathering here in the car to extend and increase the pledges to finance international education. at least eleven soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northern pakistan it happened in karbala town in the swat
valley while the men were playing volleyball thirteen others were injured in the attack the region is controlled by a local faction of the taliban has this update from as i'm about. where did it go it's coming. from the center of swat valley we didn't alert the attack there is a suicide bomber who didn't do a good incite the military. play war they bought it and then dead then they get their. gold that it's eleven soldiers including a captain with kid is thirty eight wounded member dead back in two thousand and eight that some of this on the military had given this was a dollar bond from. the get the. sense that and on the military.
more of the war than leading that's what you thought the barn is now the overall commander of the city develop one bug have always there to give a voice that really gave for good day that died. the indonesian government is coming under increasing pressure to help a remote jungle tribe the us not people from the eastern papa province in relatively understand until midway through the last century now the encroachment of modern culture is threatening now a way of life that is that motion reports from the ass not count of i got still keen to move on from some parts of the history. children in this remote part of eastern indonesia are dying of disease and hunger amee cells are break is claiming lives infecting children's bodies week from malnutrition decades ago people were proud and fear the worriers well known for had hunting and cannibalism those
traditions have now gone and only on this play in museums but the rest of the tribes unique culture is also in danger of being lost. there is a lot our culture must not disappear we have abolished bad traditions and are focused on the good parts of our culture we still like killing and eating people that was clearly not a good sign of our culture but our sculptures our cultural festivals we need to protect them they can't disappear the bad things have been taken by the winners of . modern day good stuff replace what nature used to provide in the jungle instant noodles and ice cream are on the menu instead of baked go forests are no longer a source for food city style garbage is seen everywhere here it becomes painfully clear how a unique culture is rapidly disappearing instead of psagot trees plastic waste dominates the habitat of the us my people many say it's a sign that indonesia needs to act fast if it wants to maintain its diversity and
preserve this centuries old culture because of the lack of good nutrition diseases spread quickly many children have died because medical post in remote areas are unmanned. church leaders estimate the figure could be in the hundreds. but i have been going we have to realize that this tragedy is a very important lesson to us it shows how we have failed their brothers and sisters and not managed to bring welfare and health care to them it shows that a lot has to be done. church workers provide information to villages about healthy food but proper education facilities are seriously lacking we visited a school with only one teacher present the head of the school had not shown up for work for four years the government admits its approach has failed. in what we found is that the services we provided were not enough they did not reach the right people and were not effective or it was the wrong approach all together
now we are discussing with several ministries to see what is the best approach that suits their culture at that level of development. president jokingly dodo suggested relocating the more than one hundred thousand members of the tribe to a town but that was immediately rejected the government now says it aims to preserve the culture and provide the medical care and assistance needed for people to survive on the land they have always known step foster and al-jazeera our guts. laos is investing billions of dollars in a high speed rail line being built by a chinese company that will run from you none in southern china to the laotian capital in time before eventually connecting with another line being built in thailand so in the third of our report on reports on global trade routes by and hey reports from. laos. these normally quiet previously
untouched hills of northern laos and they are filled with the sights and sounds of heavy construction around the turn of the one problem rapid progress is being made on a chinese built high speed train line it will cut through here and cross the mekong river on its way from southern china to the lao capital vienna. the communist government of laos says it wants the landlocked country to become land linking beijing sees this project as a key part of its delta road infrastructure plan linking china with the rest of asia europe and beyond when this line is completed it will run for more than four hundred kilometers more than sixty percent of which will consist of bridges and tunnels that makes it a very expensive project one that some say laos can't afford experts worry it will add to the government's already heavy debt loads the cost of the project is six billion dollars with most of the money coming from chinese grants and loans this is significant because. ours. is only.
fifty percent of g.d.p. and this project really big in five years time so about in we can expect. of public investment just for those process for each one of the stops will be just outside the one providing which is a unesco listed town for its unique lao and french architecture there is concern the new project will attract too many tourists putting a strain on the town's facilities and infrastructure. that many people and small businesses here survive off the tourism industry so the prospect of more visitors pending money is welcomed. you know about three years ago there were all tourists but now there aren't as many so we are earning less money so we're looking forward to the train. happening with. some studies have found that china
will receive most of the economic benefits from the large projects it's involved in around the region laos is one of asia's poorest countries so when the railway is finished by late two thousand and twenty one it will be hoping its begin vestment will start paying off straight away wayne hay al jazeera long laos and in the final report of the global trade routes series will be looking at the pan trans african railway line you can watch that on sunday right here on al-jazeera. now archaeologists in egypt have announced the discovery of the tomb of a precess which is thought to be more than four thousand years old the discovery was made on the giza plateau around twenty kilometers south of the capital cairo experts say it's the tomb of her bet a prominent priestess and the fifth dynasty in the twenty fifth century b.c. . or has fought. india's teenagers make history at the under nineteen world cup that story coming right out.
february on al-jazeera south korea hosts the twenty eighteen winter olympics can records be broken al-jazeera will bring you the latest from pyong the big picture examines the present day crisis in venezuela by exploring the divisions rooted in its past senior officials will meet to discuss the biggest security challenges facing our world will be live from the munich security conference partition borders of blood looks at the troubled legacy of the events that shaped the indian subcontinent and in a series of special reports we look at new trade and travel routes which are opening up the world february on al-jazeera. doing this for the benefit of sudan people so that they see. witness
documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. now it's a sport. thank you so much mariam arsenal's move to break their transfer fee record on deadline days seems to have paid off they thrashed everton five one an english premier league on saturday a record signing bomber yang found the back of an ad by aaron ramsey was the real star of the day the welshman helped himself to a hat trick as arsenal established a three s.
as manager arsene wenger i feel dorismond between ten and fifteen goals at least. he didn't do it don't you know because. i think sometimes he looks much the real only difference i see he doesn't know. much. but the secret to be efficient earlier manchester city took a one nil lead against burnley thanks to dan yellow but burnley caused a surprise result with an eighty second minute equaliser cities still lead the league standings by thirteen points though i'm delighted with the way we play again the same as was room and recent past but. in the top level. you know we have to score goals and do they were not able to do the games we were able to they know that's why we've got to put. elsewhere alexey sanchez scored his first goal for manchester united to help his new team to victory over huddersfield
bournemouth victory moves them into the top ten and southampton are out of the relegation zone arlin scored a last second drop goal to beat france fifteen thirteen and paris is the twenty eight hundred six nations rugby championship kicked off on saturday and wales are off to a flying start after they crushed scotland thirty four seven in cardiff tries greg davis staffer evans and leigh halfpenny help the welsh blow the scots away and in what has become known as the cardiff curse scotland of doubt failed to win in the welsh capital since two thousand and two. to time wimbledon champion petra committed has reached her first final this season in st petersburg the wild card was made to work hard by julia shores but give it up at last her german of only seventy five or six six two to advance it in for her first twenty first career title to video will face defending champion down a bit. by nine. three time n.b.a.
champion le bron james has denied reports that he's going to ditch the cleveland cavaliers to join arch rivals the golden state warriors the cavs forward who can opt out of his current contract this summer spoke out following reports on e.s.p.n. the us network claiming he would meet with golden state in the offseason if they opened up sufficient salary space to land him the bronze cleveland side lost to the warriors in last season's finals have been under par this season they do have the third best record in the east but i've lost twenty out of fifty games. to go on stage. conversation the non-story on the other conversation the non-story focus right now on his team trying to figure out how we can get back to four n.b.a. finals before champs here everything else. is not about this team you want to ask you about this team talk answer good bad or ugly place for us to sit down at the bottom no no no no other. early respect to the scores and news editor victorian
huge and she told us why this summer transfer has got everybody talking. i think people are really wound up just because of the names involved we're talking about the best player in the game and lebron james joining the best team in the league in the golden state warriors so everyone knows or people think that that's not really fair and you know that would just create one huge powerhouse that nobody can defeat so there's that it's the names and also the history between these two sides obviously le bron has met the worriers in three consecutive n.b.a. finals winning in twenty sixteen but losing in the other two so i think the rivalries there and you know nobody. like it just the optics of joining a rival i think are also another reason why people are like no don't do that. india have won the under nineteen cricket world cup for a record fourth time after beating australia in the final the australians batted first and we're all out for two hundred sixteen jonathan marlow seventy six with
a top score as the indian bowlers share the wickets among themselves and he is chase was relatively easily man shot culture ahead to an unbeaten one hundred one to help his country to victory with eleven point one overs to spare this is a record for under one thousand ralcorp titles from. now there are just a few days to go until the winter olympics and chang annual expect to see scandinavian countries perform well but there is one odd one out and that denmark they have just one winter medal to their name paul reece reports from copenhagen. denmark in the winter olympics is the undisputed champion among sports poles apart from the skiing and ice hockey coaches that scandinavian neighbors here in copenhagen medal hopes are made of stone after killings olympic debut twenty years ago gave denmark that place on the podium we have one medal it was
a nineteen ninety eight and it was a civil medal on their women's side and denmark. very proud of that no one has been able to meddle in any way this boy every family so that's why it's very special to us it's special as more than just a memory in the era before nine hundred ninety eight danish curl is how to play and skating rinks that medal may have been a hard act to follow but it did what in danish terms was a winter sports revolution the creation of this club after nine hundred ninety eight men the first time at least some danish winter olympians to train for the games in their home country. curling remains the exception denmark's top medal prospect elena regress trains most of the year at speed skating rinks in holland annoy the best danish cross-country skier lives in greenland and make great alpine hope christopher followed up far away in norway trina christie won
silver with the curling team twenty years ago i'm just still one of the only danes to outdo their scandinavian neighbors in the winter games when we want a medal we were higher. than sweden was for twenty four hours and that was very special for mark it's a great feeling but of course we hope every time there is a winter olympics that there will be more of us denmark has slipped down the rankings since the heady days of ninety eight but when a single medal means so much every olympics is a brush with destiny of. all race al-jazeera copenhagen. and we've given been given a bit of the glimpse of the main contenders for the women's olympic downhill event on the slopes in germany american lindsey vonn edged rival sophia gaya of italy by two hundreds of a second to clinch the a.t.'s world cup win of her rare on saturday it was vonn
second straight downhill win after fourteen in italy two weeks ago the thirty three year old is chasing her second olympic gold after winning at the vancouver games. and that's all your sport for now it's now back to mary and london thank you for a well that's it for the news hour but i will be back in a moment was a full bulletin for you seem a couple of minutes. a
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