unimaginable haunch i prefer to live don't you just call consume chance again life and live in a dangerous journey to the jungle left alone to do a real job with a nearly done. the children go to school and live because of the trade risking you to the democratic republic of congo at this time on al jazeera. this is zero. i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up the next sixty minutes. is roles in iraq and it's syrian post responsible for this aggression
and israeli fighter jet is downed after a raid targeting iranian assets in syria inflaming tensions in the region. the cordial koreans a friendly get together on the sidelines of the winter olympics as south korea's leader is invited to pyongyang. thousands march against racism in the italian city were african migrants were shot. and desperate to get out but now venezuela's neighbors are tightening border controls. there are calls for calm after the downing of an israeli f. sixteen fighter jet by syrian forces it crashed after coming under fire during a mission inside syria that the wreckage and the pilots landed in israeli territory russia's president vladimir putin has urged israel's prime minister to avoid any steps that would lead to a new flare up in the region and. the u.s.
state department says it's deeply concerned about the escalation of violence but supports israel's right to defend itself now this all began when israel says that it spotted an iranian drone flying into its airspace and intercepted it israel says that drone originated from syria now it responded with a major air raid in syrian territory with its air force targeting iranian bases israeli jets then came under syrian anti-aircraft fire and that's when that f. sixteen was hit. israel then launched a second series of strikes attacking at least a dozen syrian and iranian bases inside syria at israel's air force says it's the most significant attacks against syria since the one thousand nine hundred two lebanon war and ron kong reports from leicester islam. in the early hours of saturday morning syria's war escalated to a new level for the first time in thirty years israel lost a fighter jet to enemy fire as israel confirms syrian air defense shot at one of its f. sixteen fighter jets these really play minister was blunt israel iran and it's.
responsible for today's aggression we will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect our sovereignty and our security the crush of followed the shooting down of a drone israeli army video shows what they say is the iranian drone flying towards the north and golan heights before it was downed in retaliation israeli air force at twelve targets in syria including the suspected drone command center iranian targets and syrian air defense syria launch surface to air missiles during the israeli raid and says it shot down the f. sixteen which crashed in northern israel at the hands of. the syrian political leadership took a decision at the highest level to face to thaw simply any israeli military aircraft over syrian in space today syria did what it promised to put down in israeli plane and striking at other planes this is clear for syria it is the decisive decision to confront the israeli air force and its careless behavior. both
pilots ejected and parachuted to these race side of the border one is critically injured the israeli army spokesman said it was wrong it was behind the launch of the drawing but didn't say whether it was armed or not the iranians have reacted they've said that they are going to stand with syria against any fully snus by israel the russians have also reacted saying that israel needs to respect syrian site to state sovereignty. also what we're hearing is that the israelis want to send a strong message to the russians to get iran out of the region iran calling al-jazeera western islam it's a matter of a has more on the reaction to the incident from the iranian capital tehran iran's foreign ministry said that the assertion that iran would fly a drone into israeli airspace is a ridiculous lie but iranian leaders celebrated serious retaliatory response to israeli airstrikes speaking to all jazeera the parliamentary spokesman on national
security and foreign policy said that the downing of a fighter plane was just a taste of what is to come if israel continues its aggressive policies in. trying this shooting down in confrontation has some important messages first to design this regime should know that the era of hit and run tactics is gone and regional powers including syria lebanon and hezbollah have enough capabilities to confront aggression and these capabilities belong to these countries the zionist regime should not associate these capabilities with iran or other countries they're saying that an iranian drone shot down the warplane or an iranian military force did it this is a distortion to divert public opinion with so many different actors in the syrian conflict with often simultaneously converging and verging agendas there is always a worry that an incident like this could open another front in the fighting speaking at a news conference president hassan rouhani said that israel's policy of bombardment
is a mistake and that while iran is prepared to defend itself and its allies in the region he said that the best way for neighbors to get along is to cooperate so as i mentioned earlier the u.s. is backing israel's right to defend itself with more on that mike hanna joins us from washington d.c. so my. there we go mike we're obviously the s.s. are there also deeply concerned about this that they will obviously come down on the side of israel so what does all this mean well we've heard from the state department now and despite iran since distance that it was not responsible for that drone incursion state department appears to have no doubt to the spokes person saying that this was another example of iran attempting to project its power something that she categorized as a real major threat to the region and said that while this continues there is
a threat to the region from yemen to lebanon as she put it so certainly u.s. state department making very clear that they believe implicitly in a rainy an involvement we've also heard from the pentagon which says that it had no part in the operations carried out by israel against targets within syria however the pentagon also reiterated the statement that we heard from state department that israel has the right to defend itself so support for israeli action coming from the u.s. but there is no doubt to a degree of concern about the further ramifications of what may happen in the region as a whole in addition to that ongoing struggle the ongoing battle within syria itself so mike what should we watch out for and the coming days and hours as there continues to be more. public statements about what happened what should we be looking out for for listening. well the u.s.
appears to be attempting to try and tone down the rhetoric we have not heard from president trump in the course of the day we have only heard as i stated from state department and from the pentagon but there does appear to be the desire to keep the rhetoric toned down not to allow the situation to flush out of control the u.s. very clearly trying to stay out of it apart from expressing its full support for israel which is not a surprise but at the same time it appears to be making very clear that it will be taking no active role in whatever happens out of this. brief signs of combat in that particular region but once again as i said there will be concern in the pentagon as to the wider ramifications particularly in those ongoing activities within syria all right mike hanna live for us in washington d.c. mike thank you. the u.s. made f. sixteen is the western world's most prolific fighter aircraft in the past forty years it is small it is light it is agile and relatively cheaper than other jets
and issues by at least twenty six countries the area flown by the israeli military has specific technology wicket which can be used to defeat anti-aircraft missiles but it does not have stealth technology like the latest fighter jets such as the fifth generation u.s. made f. thirty five which is built to be almost undetectable by enemy radar and karl is deputy national intelligence officer for a transitional threats cia he joins us from boston and we appreciate it so. with the f. sixteen how detectable or on the scale of detectability how easy is it to spot. well i'm not an expert on the latest technology i know the f. twenty two and the f. thirty five the thirty five being the one that you mentioned are the fifth generation of fighter jets that's called an f. sixteen is a fourth generation which means that it's sort of the standard of excellence today
whether it is hard to detect or not though is almost really superceded over syrian air space when you have it was just counting up how many major actors you have there all of whom are armed with aircraft missiles and there are at least a dozen different countries who have been engaged in one way or the other in the fighting so in a space that's small there would take a jet just a few minutes to fly from one side to the other of with so many different nationalities flying and so many different nationalities with their fingers on the trigger as it were of the aircraft missiles the slightest confusion that will lead to the kind of problem that we have been talking about for the last few minutes or so cleansing that you know actually is the but it actually is the dilemma posed to israel by iran's involvement with syria because they have they the iranians have been taking advantage of that relationship to install progressively
sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles which do threaten israel more directly than israel has been threatened for decades so that is a problem when you talk about that all of the the different players to different. actors and evolved almost inevitable that something like this would happen at some point. well i think we all i shouldn't be smiling because none of this is funny at all but we all have heard of murphy the murphy's law if something can go wrong it will and that's not a joke when you have at least twelve different major actors militaries involved in with overlapping alliances and resentments and objectives all of which conflict the slightest error and there will be many errors every day by radar readers or pilots or men on the ground as soldiers on the ground or civilian leaders. who will
only have instance to respond to what appears to be a threat and sometimes even in good faith you will get things wrong the likelihood of an error like that and therefore a disaster is very high in probably the most dangerous place on the earth the isis is a hideous is a hideous phenomenon and it's good that they are being and have largely been destroyed the larger strategic issue may be even worse because that could involve a major war with iran russia saudi arabia united states israel iraq syria turkey and on and on all of whom have overlapping interests and conflicting interests right there that's the real problem so what will it take is the million dollar question for this this what has happened now in particular not to spiral out of control is a distant matter of will is that a matter of choices. it is i think the most
important actors in this moment i would say our intel of even in tehran and tehran was saying very self-serving things with that we just heard of course because they are the ones who are changing have changed the strategic equation by placing the missiles there that is a qualitatively different circumstance for israel and in the region that extends iran's influence in iran is as netanyahu said and i'm no. defender particularly in netanyahu but as he said iran has not changed its position of hostility to israel and so the response to avoid conflict is not to have a conflict but that takes tremendous forbearance and politically is quite difficult in particular i would think for netanyahu given his own pressures domestically from the right wing of his coalition who will not take kindly to the gentle response to . be in extension of its power and carl thank you so much for joining us from
boston we appreciate it. a turkish military helicopter has been shot down in northern syria during an operation against kurdish fighters its video is said to show the helicopter moments before it was hit near a frame killing two soldiers on board kurdish led syrian a product forces say its fighters shot down the aircraft but turkey says the cause is unclear total of a legit turkish soldiers were killed in fighting on saturday making it the deadliest day for the country's forces since they began the campaign efraim last month stramash alison it got down to near the turkey syria border. the downing of this turkish manufactured attack helicopter that was killed to sucker soldiers is a significant developments in this three week long military operation that brings the number of turkish soldiers killed by the y.p. g. kurdish militia group to over twenty years far as the turks are concerned they've killed at least one hundred fifty kurdish fighters now some advances have been made
on the ground in the past twenty four forty eight hours as the free syrian army which is fighting alongside turkish military in order to advance towards the y.p. cipro just from hold of are free and have managed to capture some villages on the road towards there as far as the turkish army is concerned and the listening to president roh to play around they will respond they say to those who were behind that attack what's important to notes here is that although the. kurdish sources in the y.p. g. claim that the turkish military has killed civilians in its operation ankara denies that they say the reason why this operation isn't going as fast as they wanted to is precisely because they have been trying to a virus and the deaths of innocent civilians that have been reports that the y p g p y d that's the political wing of that's hard this militia have actually bustin
kurds from other. towns and cities to use them as human shields are kurdish officials there would say actually this was just the natural response of the kurdish population in order to protect their town against what they see as the foreign aggression. three weeks now in through operation on the wrong foot both as i said to be steady advance made by the targets on the free syrian army towards our freedom but this down and over a hundred cop to rule before to incur the wrath of the targeted military also in syria the un says two hundred thirty civilians have been killed by syrian and russian airstrikes and just the past week and commissioner for human rights just dragged into some of the worst violence during the almost seven year long conflict say bride i'll hussein says the strikes may also constitute war crimes to confirm this office have received reports at the possible use of toxic agents earlier earlier this month and rebel held town of sarik have. anymore had and the news
hour including after forty years leading the irish national party sinn fein controversial figure gerry adams hands the reins to a new generation and yes prime minister wraps up a historic visit to the palestinian territories and sport another symbol of political togetherness at the olympic games to support in south korea a former united team for the first time. with korea's leader kim jong un has extended a rare invitation to the south korean president to visit young yang and hosted kim's sister for talks in seoul on the sidelines of the winter olympics which has more from. in the presidential blue house in the capital seoul relations between the two koreas continued to thaw the meeting had two firsts
kim jong is the first member of the ruling family to cross into the south since the korean war the sister of the north korean leader came with a first ever invitation kim jong un is asking south korean president moon jay in to come to pyongyang at a convenient time soon when that's all know it's key president moon said early talks between north korea and the united states are essential to improve relations north korea to be more proactive to move forward to have a dialogue with the united states. it's unclear when that might happen the u.s. and north korea have rebuffed lose attempts so far if an interesting meeting transpires it will be the first time kim jong un has met with the south korean president since assuming power in twenty eleven the last time leaders from the north and south met was eleven years ago during
a summit in. jordan because of all the global attention i believe reunification will be brought forth the government is making efforts and i think people are rooting for event organizers of the olympics say they've been moved by the diplomatic breakthrough it was quite on the story a moment. and something that as you know the i.o.c. has been generally working for since probably two thousand and fourteen. you know i think it shows it opens opens the door maybe just a little bit critics say they doubt that door will ultimately open much more for now there is hope that the chang winter olympics is the catalyst for a reboot in intercourse and relations natasha going to aim jazeera south korea. it may be all smiles and handshakes a tween south or north korea but the fiery rhetoric between pyongyang and washington has not down died down as vice president mike pence started his visit to
the winter olympics saying he only had a message of maximum pressure for pyongyang north korea retorted saying it had no interest in meeting him either but john chiang is a small place contact is inevitable north korean leader kim jong un sister kim jong was seated close to pence at friday's opening ceremony that he refused to engage with her or any other north korean official and this afore he left the games hence tweeted saying the u.s. would not allow the propaganda charade by north korea to go unchallenged and that the world cannot turn a blind eye to the oppression and threats of chems regime or korea was quick to respond accusing the u.s. vice president of shameful and snobbish behavior foster carter is a korea analyst who says kim jong un is trying to drive a wedge between the united states and south korea i think that a great deal of it is about i must say kim jong un and north korea who we don't do
is associate with subtlety and. of play the blind they both come in the last minute well mistaken lovo made themselves the center of attraction politically but that at these games and it's left to the u.s. vice president mike pence looked like the grumpy old man standing up for what is the international community's position so kim jong un's game really is to drive a wedge between the u.s. and south korea and pendulous she keeps reiterating that there is no daylight but i think now that the invitations being made for the summit all kinds of questions arise should be should he go unconditionally should he insists that north korea should also talk to the u.s. well those kinds of questions will be vigorously debated i think between the allies and in the south korean media. the irish republican party has selected a new leader to replace gerry adams who announced he was stepping down and november
mcdonnell says she is committed to pushing for a united ireland but is a day in baba reports from blanche she has some immediate challenges. taking over from a man she calls a political giant mary lou mcdonald paid tribute to gerry adams who became shin fein president when she was a teenager and he was instrumental in northern ireland's peace process that led to the good friday agreement two decades ago he has defined politics on this side and for a generation or more and when other said it was impossible gerry and martin mcguinness along with john hume and others bravely walked the path to peace macdonald and out of his have been involved in talks on reconvening northern islands devolved government which broke down a year ago sion fein which said power with the union is do you wants movement on issues such as irish language rights. i mean really facing us
as the war is not over there is no matter your anger anger aging anything we don't have to agree on the past the reason you are single historical matters. we will see how we agree that the past is never again he says other things we can agree to disagree like mcdonald the party's new deputy leader michelle o'neill represents a younger generation of activists hoping to get shin fein into government on both sides of the border. this conference represents not just a handover of power but a move towards a more modern noised policy. it comes at a time when there are real challenges for it's both in northern ireland and here in the irish republic how do we become the party that is seen by those people who are in full time employment and average wages those people a part time a point a poor wages and also going to provide i do we present ourselves as the champion of their needs and their interests the party's also being hit by resignations over
alleged bullying and mcdonald says she's listening to complaints here in the south she's also backing a change in the law to allow abortion ahead of an irish referendum later this year but she in frames long held aim of a referendum on uniting the island of ireland remains some way off the al-jazeera dublin. thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators have rallied in the italian city. where six africans were shot and injured just over a week ago schools and shops in the city were closed and public transport suspended over fears the march could trigger violence afar a sympathizer being held by police is suspected of carrying out the drive by shooting and terrorism rallies also took place in rome milan and palermo comes less than a month before a national elections with far right parties expected to make a strong showing. the nation many many people came to the streets here in misrata and in many other cities in italy. fascism to recognize those founding values of
our constitution which was born from resistance political parties have been using populism to create height tera and divisions and. we are here because we want to. paint you spreading continuously social hatred against and in general we can't support. what happened in moscow with the terrorists luka also worries the black community because normal people who go to work and pay taxes respect. persecuted only for the color of their skin this is an ugly dangerous and old phenomenon that is don't belong to us in twenty teen and had a city areas a research analyst at the think tank open europe he says many of hardy's or political movements in italy are being wrongly labeled as far right. d. far right and in general does entire idea of fascist revival the need to be shouldn't be exaggerated the far right is definitely quite strong. in italy
but i believe especially abroad there is a tendency to generalize and put a lot of parties into the same box which is not necessarily the case. is definitely a far right and to some extent fascist movement but for some of these polling very very low is not going to probably enter the parliament unless something unexpected happens. is a part of the city's used to be a separatist and regional party now under the leadership of mark their salvini as was rebranded the party as moved much more towards the far right positions but the five star movement that many times abroad disputing the same box as these other parties is therefore not a far right movement the city is the latest in a growing number of places in germany refusing to house anymore refugees the decision has been criticized by prograf e.g.
activists and applauded by far right groups that is paul brennan reports people in cutlets say much of that criticism is warranted. with its bilingual german street signs and so close to the polish border plus has been a cultural melting pot for centuries so news that it would not accommodate any more syrian or iraqi refugees sparked angry demonstrations proving even some neo nazi elements may cut bus a flashpoint between rival groups. after the demonstrators have dispersed though the reality here is. complex a town which finds itself the raw reluctant focus of a much wider issue here in germany. city hall insists the decision on new arrivals was forced by practical issues including a lack of kindergarten space but it's put cut bus in the i have a storm of protest. of the refugees of all the nazis that are coming to
a little biased birth that the situation is bad for whole sites will have to be managed in case of a school its there are acts of violence which we condemn and where we hope the police and justice or thorough will respond of the appropriate punishment those include two separate knife incidents involving syrian youths and another where german youths attacked a group of afghans the police presence in coppers has been visibly raised but the perception of fear has affected attitudes because that is how many hours and as i really have nothing against immigrants they are welcome in germany but i am scared of. my friends who are foreigners but what if i end up with a knife in my pocket and some residents worry that the debate has become quite so polarized. after first in as i tried to understand that there are people who are there and i don't think it works to call them out. i do have a problem here with right wing extremists no doubt we don't get for that and that
it's not factual discussion it's architect das red flag from homes and arrived in coppers three years ago the tensions he says are being manipulated to me it's like a bit like propaganda it's like the use the story the way it fits them that's the sort of thing because as you can see it's like total quiet i mean there is. no such. concerns about integration resourcing and security are certainly not limited to this city but distinguishing reality from perception is the key all right and al-jazeera cops. plenty more ahead on al-jazeera including life and death shadow a report on the psychological impact a high murder rate is happening on people in the mexican city of acapulco and it's a huge street party or people can forget their economic and political was where in brazil where the country's carneval is and full swing and sport an easy win for
manchester city will tell you who stole the show later on the program. hello there we're seeing some rather active weather across parts of north america at the moment full thanks to this weather system here this joining forces with what's going on around the gulf of mexico this is injecting plenty of moisture into that weather system and so we are going to see a lot of heavy rain and a lot of heavy snow as we head through the next few days of course most of the rain is in the south but it's also ahead of that main feature because then you see the cold day begin to dig in and that's where we see this snow so plenty of heavy snow around the great lakes region sunday by monday it's gradually easing off as it works its way towards the east that system though still bringing us a lot of heavy rain to the southeast and parts even as we head through monday
towards the west generally speaking it's a little quieter here but we are seeing this little patch of cloud over the rockies that could just give us one or two rather intense snowstorms there before the towards the south and across the central america that's fine and draw is just in the northern parts of our map we're seeing the cloud that's just the tail end of what's going on over north america really for the south draw i still for most of us here just the occasional shower of costa rica is stretching its way further north into nicaragua as well for south america will also have to show is here as we've seen recently plenty of them around brazil including course in rio further west more showers too. in twenty twelve al-jazeera traveled to iraq people here are definitely scared to speak on camera they're saying that if they talk to us they think they'll be arrested down the line to take the pulse of a country ravaged under us occupation some of these graves are completely destroyed
it's one of the most holy and sacred sites in all of iraq could turn into a battleground between the mighty army the americans six years on we want returns to iraq after the americans at this time on a busy. discover a willful would winning programming from around the world. come to make it challenge your perception if you were to design a propaganda system you could not build a better plan than facebook. documenters debates and discussions this country that was once that the wealthiest in the region what went wrong how did we get to this point alger's real.
you're watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now russia and the u.s. say they are concerned after israel launched a second series of air strikes in syria after one of its f. sixteen fighter jets was shot down by president assad's forces strikes target has targeted syrian government and iranian assets in syria israel says it was the most significant attack against syria since one nine hundred eighty two both korea's kim jong un has asked south korea's president to join him and young and per talks and jay and hosted kim sr in seoul on the sidelines of the winter olympics and thousands of anti-fascist demonstrators have rallied in the italian city of mussarat a week after six african and were shot by a far right some professor. modi has wrapped up his first official visit by an indian prime minister to the palestinian territories felson president mahmoud abbas
told modi that he needs new delhi support in future talks with israel abbas government is seeking new allies after u.s. president donald trump caused an uproar at recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital bernard smith reports. this first visit to the occupied west bank for an indian prime minister was also very short just three hours it ended with a media briefing no questions allowed when i had remotely offered the traditional indian support for the palestinians. i assured president abbas that india is committed to the palestinian national interest india hopes that palestine will become an independent and sovereign state in the future the building of the state comes through peaceful means and through dialogue and understanding. but there was no mention of east jerusalem as the capital of a palestinian state something previous indian leaders always referred to from the palestinian president came the hope that india might help in mediating future talks
with the israelis. we exchanged views about the current dilemma of the peace process that resulted from the continuity of the occupation and from the blocking of the political horizon following decision on jerusalem and the refugees. there was no comment from modi on that how different the relationship was when yasser arafat was alive modi paid his respects at the former palestinian leader's mauls a limb in one thousand nine hundred eight india became the first non arab country to recognize the state of palestine india suffered under colonialism and felt the palestinians were in the same boat thirty years on india vice forty one percent of israel's arms exports. israel's prime minister was in india for a weeklong visit in january making new trade deals for the found a monarch and would set on the in light of israel indian relations palestinians wanted to reintroduce balance to the relationship and bring back india as an
important ally but moti invaded talking directly about with india was ready to take up such a role after his visit modi flew back to jordan and on to the gulf mode it was in israel last july but he didn't out on a visit to ramallah which is what most leaders usually do india wants to dealing kit's relations with the israelis and the palestinians which is why there was a separate visit here now the palestinians hope this means they can still rely on indian support even though strong relations with israel are now a new delhi's priority burnitz an al-jazeera ramallah the staff work a day as secretary general of the palestinian it national initiative he says visit to palestine is important for diplomacy between the two nations it can be perceived as a balancing act. young people have been very supportive to the palestinian cause and during the last few years unfortunately the government. building relations with
israel and specially military cooperation with. israel. and i think there has been a special. session this visit is important because maybe things back some balance. in positions we of course appreciate the fact that and you have worked with us in the most recent book and then our nation's i guess mr trump's decision on the other hand that this visit is also diplomatically important because it opens the door hopefully sort of bigger involvement from the brics countries i mean china russia south africa that's are being counted in sri lanka after its most peaceful election and decades it's the first vote since electoral loss change that allowed a record number of women to campaign for a seat in local government but now fernandez has more from colombia choosing members of three hundred forty two local government needs to sions observers say
voter turnout was higher than expected some districts reporting eighty five percent of voters had a clear idea of what they wanted from their local representatives corruption is a big problem so somebody who is less corrupt somebody who is a u.k. attorney and of course somebody that we've done who can do something for the community another vote to set changes to the electoral system has made things easier compared to. previous system do the much more simple to stand for the water it's a new mixed result system which candidate wins the most votes and which party has the most support. the changes also included a quota of twenty five percent for women this election monks a number of firsts the first time so many women have contested the first time votes are being counted in polling centers like the one behind me and the funds time election violence has been so low observers say there is
a marked change in the conduct of campaigns and the election the main election organize the credits hard work mean big news rio if you care good the people not to break the law through. the law really. come back to prepared. despite being a local election which is usually about issues in local neighborhoods the campaign to go on the flavor of a national election prison might the polish city cena prime minister i know become a singer and the man they united to defeat by in the rajapaksa well heavily involved in the campaign traveling around the country to support their respective candidates the stakes for each of them are high and the results of this grassroots race will point towards the political board in the run up to the general election in two years and if an end as. colombo protesters in the philippines are
urging president rodriguez to territory to stop china's military expansion in the south china sea in march of the chinese consulate in manila philippines media published photos last week showing that china has continued to build and still ations on the disputed spratly islands. and initials navy has seized more than a ton of crystal meth and arrested for suspected drug smugglers the sea substances were paraded around after being found on a boat in indonesian waters for singapore on wednesday they'd been hidden under sacks of rice or tire nice men have been arrested. oxfam's chief executive house apologized after allegations of sexual misconduct emerged against nine of the agency's staff members and haiti three of them resigned and four employees were sacked the u.k. based group has had a presence in haiti ever since that massive earthquake struck in two thousand and ten the british government has criticized oxfam for
a lack of transparency into investigating the allegations what i'm apologizing for is that nine oxfam staff behaved in a way that was totally unacceptable and contrary to our values and that then led much more responsible stuff to make decisions which are now seen as being by some margin or inappropriate our job is to promote the positive value so staff don't even go there but also to be absolutely intolerant of anybody who does what we've committed in the last few months is to increase the work that we do on the behavior on the culture and to do all that we possibly can to drive out any exploitation or tolerance of it that's what we're committed to alongside making this amazing difference to literally tens of millions of people around the world every year result in colombia are tightening border control this concern grows over the the number of people escaping the crisis in venezuela hundreds of thousands have
already fled the country because of food shortages rampant inflation and political uncertainty reports. officially more than half a million venezuelans crossed into colombia in the last six months of last year but no one knows the truth because only that tens of thousands of been a slave and is now trying to scrape a living across south america and not just numbers in neighboring brazil and colombia. game which i hear there are many mechanics doctors college graduates and look at us cleaning windows selling chargers and air conditioners sewing soda then as well as future is over but hey you have to move forward i feel really sad really sad because we have to migrate to look for what we used to have in our country because before in venezuela we had what colombia has abundant and a growing economy there are scaping in the economic crisis is lead to severe food
and medicine shortages the international monetary fund predicts inflation this year will reach thirteen thousand percent the president of venice wailin because mcdougall blames the u.s. backed international conspiracy for his country's troubles the colombian president juan manuel santos says nicolas maduro has mismanaged the economy and that could not be i can no longer live with those consequences or you saw me decide on our starting today only venezuelans who have passports or have in their hands the migration card will enter colombia. he's ordered three thousand more soldiers and police to patrol the border with colombia and brazil said the influx of migrants is straining their social services to breaking points if they my law regarding immigration or what the government once and what the country once is to achieve orderly secure and legal migration that means foreigners are legal in our country in that way we can plan for the future. but with the situation in business later
and he predicted to get worse the migrants will keep coming even now they'll face a more formidable. to cross the border. patrol and they're all just here. in the grip of a war on drug gangs acapulco was once a sought after holiday destination now though it has the highest murder rate and the world on home and reports. the shadow of death has lain across a couple of years the film a tourist hot spot was one of the highest murder rates in the world and behind the military patrols police sirens and daily crime scenes live a townspeople struggling with fear and grief. last year francisco's wife was caught in the midst of a gang shootout and killed now he's raising their four children alone we hid his identity speaking out here is dangerous. this.
is this. a decade or more than one hundred twenty thousand victims into the drug war there's still no federal program dedicated to psychological support for the families left behind. in acapulco and n.g.o.s doctors without borders is filling that gap their team of community workers and psychologists go to churches community centers basketball courts anywhere people gather to train them to support each other and. the violence gets to such a level that the social fabric is destroyed people don't trust their neighbors and little by little things deteriorate so we've seen. those suffering particularly painful experiences like francisco to meet one on one with psychologists.
doctors without borders are also training teaches to recognise children traumatized by violence or sexual abuse the aim is to convince the government that programs like this a needed on a national scale makes crispe huge amounts of money a man power into combat in organized crime in comparison very little has been dedicated to treating traumatized victims and according to psychologists that shows a real lack of foresight because those affected by violence if not attended to a much more likely to repeat the cycle. that's the worst nightmare of parents like francisco trying to protect the next generation. in. new york experts say it could take decades for the wounds of a society growing used to violence to heal the worry is that without intervention
that process and struggle to even begin john homan how does it or i could pull cope . still ahead on al jazeera and sport the first gold medals of the winter olympics and chang are handed out will have all the details for you. a unique poor trait of a small gulf nation living under siege what made this to friends was they targeted said. that pain to be forced to leave would just be all and then gains by this and that it has given us the desire to carry on with our lives and be creative and maybe i'll turn downs but it's not a marriage barbeau business. has become more united. beyond the blockade at this time on al-jazeera. one of the really special things about working for
al-jazeera is that even as a camera woman i get to have so much empathy and contribution to a story i feel we cover this region better than anyone else would be what it is you know it's very challenging we believe but the good because you have a lot of people that are divided on political issues we are we the people we live to tell the real story so i'll just mend it is to do the work in-depth journalism we don't feel inferior to the audiences across the globe. the world's biggest and most raucous street party is in full swing and brazil people are using the carnival to let off steam after a difficult year the struggling economy spiralling corruption investigations and
deepening political divisions have all taken their toll latin america editor alysia newman has been with the partiers in the northeastern city ever see things. and early morning bugle call summons revelers on to the streets of the seething. it's called the rooster of the dawn the highlight of carnival in northeastern brazil's capital where least a million people parade past the giant bird and i didn't spend money there because we're for carnival all year but something spectacular that's in all of our hearts here in pine a burka where we here on times the rhythm of our region. above all the city of a jungle where brass band music is accompanied by an acrobatic dance in a massive street party with brazilians can forget their economic and political wolves down there howie it's culture. roots joy for people
who've been suffering so much lately. carnival lasts for five days a period of unbridled revelry ending just before lent which on the christian calendar ranks a forty day period of fasting and prayer carnival has certainly a ball since it first began here in the eighteenth hundreds back then there was. a lot of garnett was. proud to work out of the way to prepare the way for the rest of the rock mansions and to the gods of the upper class. after the emancipation of slavery and until this day it's become a massive outdoor affair gail can now come out it's a convo made up of so many people that just want to have fun. on the can real well lavish send the schools and millions of dollars often from questionable sources here it's all grass roots every neighborhood in household comes out to
parade and no one is too young or too old to celebrate brazil's most traditional carnival you see in you and i just see that they see fit brazil. and colorful costumes and musicians till the streets and the bolivian city of aurora as the annual carnival there began before the festival leads up to the start of lent the christian lent the two hundred year old celebration as one of south america's most famous and attracts nearly four hundred thousand people every year. we. are going to be looking. up its find out what's happening at the winter olympics and chang has farrah. thanks very much north and south korea played together in
a united team for the first time at the olympic games and while their women's hockey team were thrashed by switzerland it was seen as being about a lot more than sport welling's reports from checking. off the political and historic match on the ice a unified korea from our at least via women's ice hockey a remarkable event watched by south korean president. alongside kim jong sr of north korean leader kim jong il. some south koreans particularly younger generations were critical of this sudden union between north and south preceded by the nation's providing together a four days opening ceremony and said it would harm the host nation's medal hopes but all those including those lucky enough to have tickets welcome the step towards peace however temporary it proves. it was a good idea to form the united team i'm very much looking forward to this guy and the feeling that our nation becomes one of you know. i think the united team is
beneficial is a part of improving the relations between the koreas. will lose a meaningful event i'm so glad to see this game. the korean team took to the ice in white jerseys with a unified flag two hundred twenty nine north korean cheerleaders across the border on the korean so you are providing for the symbolism of the current unity but how to early chances to score but it was switzerland half way through the first period the swiss are going to hire six in the world. with a quick second i'm avalanche of goals followed the final score was switzerland unified korea mill a disappointing scoreline for the crowd but an important event this unified korea and so you will need to pick itself up for marches against sweden and your panel coming up on their chances of winning a medal in this a vote or extremely unlikely but south korea does have stronger sports and this was
about far more than sporting success. of the quandong hockey center and. it wasn't all bad news on the ice for south korea on the first day of competition a limb and won gold in the fifteen hundred meter short track speed skating for the host nation's first gold medal of the games speed skating is event where south korea traditionally performs the best at the winter olympics. the very first gold of the games was won by sweden's charlotte collar she won the women's skiffle on a cross country event riskier switch techniques at the halfway point any fifteen kilometer race. and there were big celebrations at the netherlands home base after they completed a clean sweep of the women's three thousand meter speed skating event. defending four time olympic gold medalist i read this the netherlands won eight speedskating
medals. that over the coming days will be seeing events that may be unfamiliar to many of us so we're going to try and explain a few of the sights on show in south korea first stop here is peter stem it to tell you about some of the fastest men and women on ice. warning sports are exactly as they sound at the winter olympics think sliding down the ice at high speed with close finishes and inherent danger to the athletes all of that make them thrilling to watch is perhaps the best known of these think cool runnings and it's been part of the winter olympics since the first events in nineteen twenty four teams of two or four men or women compete the four man crew consists of a pilot up front to pushes in the middle and a break man at the back of the carbon fiber slade so this is how it works the teams start by running and pushing the slade before jumping in and hurtling down the ice
they're going to have to travel one point five kilometers at high speed the slip can reach up to two hundred one kilometers per hour and the first us team is the winner now if you thought that a slip provide a little protection then marvel at the lose here it comes one or two man teams travel on a flat slid along the same track as the bobs way but they go it lying on their backs just imagine verse at one hundred forty kilometers per hour and then we have skeleton as you can see here it looks a lot like luge but these competitors are going to run and throw themselves down head first on the slate there's no form or steering all braking on a verse and with speeds of one hundred twenty kilometers per hour it's probably the most dangerous sport at these winter games tottenham have they would have to third in the english premier league after a y.l. win over our star and then north london darby harry kane scored the only goal of the game at wembley it was the england strikers twenty four goal at this season.
and legal leaders manchester city thrashed leicester on saturday were him sterling open the scoring for the hosts before jamie vardy equalise sergio guerra then scored for an answer and goals in the second half leading. to a five one victory that win puts man city sixteen points clear at the top of the table second place a man united will have a chance to cup that lead when they face newcastle on sunday taught them have crawled into three third champions league place while arsenal are down in six six points behind liverpool who are fourth and around madrid have picked up a much needed win in spain slowly on a rinaldo scoring a hat trick in a five to defeat of ralph socio dad it lifts them to third in the standings but still sixteen points behind leaders barcelona england have stayed joined top of the rugby six nations standings the defending champions beat wales twelve six in
a tense match at twickenham on saturday and also hold that joint top position after a fifty six one thousand thrashing of at least scotland hosts france on sunday and that's all your sport for now more later that is all for the news hour to keep it here i'll be back with more news on the other side of the break.
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